Sony DCR-TRV27E Download Manual

3-075-068-11 (2)
2002 Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,and retain it for future reference.

DCR-TRV16E/TRV18E/
TRV25E/TRV27E
Digital
Video Camera
Recorder
DCR-TRV27E
SERIES
TM2
Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony
Handycam. With your Handycam you cancapture life’s precious moments with superiorpicture and sound quality.
Your Handycam is loaded with advancedfeatures, but at the same time it is very easy touse. You will soon be producing home video thatyou can enjoy for years to come.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not exposethe unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open thecabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
ATTENTION
The electromagnetic fields at the specificfrequencies may influence the picture and soundof this digital camcorder.
This product has been tested and foundcompliant with the limits set out on the EMCregulation for using connection cables shorterthan 3 meters. (9.8 feet)
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetismcauses data transfer to discontinuemidway (fail), restart the application ordisconnect and connect the USB cableagain.
“Memory Stick”
English
Welcome!
N50
TRV18E/TRV25E/TRV27E3
Getting Started
Checking suppliedaccessories
Make sure that the following accessories aresupplied with your camcorder.
1 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 297)
2 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor (1),
Mains lead (1) (p. 29)
3 R6 (size AA) battery for Remote
Commander (2) (p. 298)
4 Battery pack (1) (p. 23, 24)
NP-FM30:DCR-TRV16E/TRV18E
NP-FM50:DCR-TRV25E/TRV27E
5 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 56)
6 Shoulder strap (1) (p. 294)
7 Lens cap (1) (p. 34)
8 “Memory Stick” (1) (p. 141)
(except DCR-TRV16E)
9 USB cable (1) (p. 205)
0 CD-ROM (SPVD-008 USB Driver) (1) (p. 211)
Contents of the recording cannot becompensated if recording or playback is notmade due to a malfunction of the camcorder,storage media, etc.

Recording movingpictures or still images,and playing them back
• Recording moving pictures on atape (p. 34)
• Recording still images on a tape
(p. 62)
• Playing back a tape (p. 50)
• Recording still images on a
“Memory Stick”* (p. 58, 151)
• Recording moving pictures on a
“Memory Stick”* (p. 168)
• Viewing still images recorded on a
“Memory Stick”* (p. 182)
• Viewing moving pictures recordedon a “Memory Stick”* (p. 186)
Capturing images onyour computer
• Viewing images recorded on a
“Memory Stick” using the USBcable* (p. 223, 229)
• Viewing images recorded on a tapeusing the USB cable
(p. 218)
• Capturing images on yourcomputer from your camcorderusing the USB cable (p. 220)
• Converting an analog signal intodigital to capture images onto yourcomputer
(p. 231)
English
Main Features
Main Features5
Main Features
Other uses
Functions for adjusting exposure in the recording mode
• BACK LIGHT (p. 42)
• NightShot/Super NightShot/Colour Slow Shutter (p. 43)
• PROGRAM AE (p. 76)
• Adjusting the exposure manually (p. 79)
Functions for giving images more impact
• Digital zoom (p. 39)
The default setting is OFF. (To zoom greater than 10×,select the digital zoom power in D ZOOM in the menu settings.)
• Fader (p. 68)
• Picture effect (p. 71)
• Digital effect (p. 73)
• Titles (p. 131)
• MEMORY MIX* (p. 161)
Functions for giving a natural appearance to your recordings
• Landscape (p. 76)
• Sports lesson (p. 76)
• Manual focus (p. 80)
Functions for using after recording
• END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review (p. 48)
• DATA CODE (p. 52)
• Tape PB ZOOM (p. 90)/Memory PB ZOOM* (p. 192)
• ZERO SET MEMORY (p. 92)
• TITLE SEARCH (p. 93)
• Digital program editing (p. 105, 176*)
* Except DCR-TRV16E
Main Features6
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(..?. 58, 151)
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(..?. 168)
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“Memory Stick”* (..?. 182)
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(..?. 186)
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......... ...... USB*
(..?. 223, 229)
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USB (..?. 218)
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• BACK LIGHT (..?. 42)
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........ (..?. 43)
• PROGRAM AE (..?. 76)
• ...... ..........? .......... (..?. 79)
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• ........ ............? (..?. 39)
........? .. ........? ............? ........• OFF. (..? ..........
....?, ..? 10×, ........ ......? ........? .......... ? ....• D ZOOM
? .......... .....)
• ...... (..?. 68)
• ......? ..........? (..?. 71)
• ........ ......? (..?. 73)
• ....? (..?. 131)
• MEMORY MIX* (..?. 161)
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• ........ (..?. 76)
• .......... ......? (..?. 76)
• ...... ..........? (..?. 80)
......?, ............ ....? ......
• END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/........ ...... (..?. 48)
• DATA CODE (..?. 52)
• PB ZOOM ....? (..?. 90)/PB ZOOM ......* (..?. 192)
• ZERO SET MEMORY (..?. 92)
• TITLE SEARCH (..?. 93)
• ........ ...... ........? (..?. 105, 176*)
* ....? ...... DCR-TRV16E
........ ......?8
English
Table of contents
Checking supplied accessories ............ 3
Main Features ........... 4
Quick Start Guide
– Recording on a tape ............ 12
– Recording on a “Memory Stick”
(except DCR-TRV16E) .......... 14
Getting Started
Using this manual ........... 20
Step 1 Preparing the power supply ........ 23
Installing the battery pack ........... 23
Charging the battery pack ........... 24
Connecting to a wall socket ......... 29
Step 2 Setting the date and time ............. 30
Step 3 Inserting a cassette ........... 32
Recording – Basics
Recording a picture......... 34
Shooting backlit subjects
– BACK LIGHT .......... 42
Shooting in the dark
– NightShot/Super NightShot/
Colour Slow Shutter ....... 43
Self-timer recording
(except DCR-TRV16E) ........... 46
Checking recordings – END SEARCH/
EDITSEARCH/Rec Review ......... 48
Playback – Basics
Playing back a tape ......... 50
To display the screen indicators
– Display function .......... 52
Viewing the recording on TV ............ 56
Advanced Recording Operations
Recording still images on a “Memory
Stick” during recording on a tape
(except DCR-TRV16E) .......... 58
Recording still images on a tape
– Tape Photo recording ........ 62
Adjusting the white balance manually
............. 64
Using the wide mode ............ 66
Using the fader function ............. 68
Using special effects – Picture effect ...... 71
Using special effects – Digital effect ....... 73
Using the PROGRAM AE function ........ 76
Adjusting the exposure manually .......... 79
Focusing manually .......... 80
Interval recording ........... 82
Frame by frame recording
– Frame recording ........... 85
Advanced Playback Operations
Playing back tapes with picture effect ... 87
Playing back tapes with digital effect .... 88
Enlarging images recorded on a tape
– Tape PB ZOOM ............ 90
Quickly locating a scene
– ZERO SET MEMORY ........ 92
Searching the boundaries of recordedtape by title – TITLE SEARCH ......... 93
Searching a recording by date
– DATE SEARCH ............ 95
Searching for a photo – PHOTO
SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN ........... 98
Editing
Dubbing a tape ......... 101
Dubbing only desired scenes – Digitalprogram editing (on tapes) ............. 105
Recording video or TV programmes ... 120
Inserting a scene from a VCR
– Insert Editing ....... 124
Audio dubbing ......... 126
Superimposing a title ........... 131
Making your own titles ............. 135
Labelling a cassette ....... 1389
Table of contents
“Memory Stick” Operations
(except DCR-TRV16E)
Using a “Memory Stick”
– Introduction ......... 141
Recording still images on a “Memory
Stick”
– Memory Photo recording ............. 151
Recording an image from a tape as astill image ........... 157
Superimposing a still image in the
“Memory Stick” on an image
– MEMORY MIX ........... 161
Recording moving pictures ona “Memory Stick”
– MPEG movie recording .......... 168
Recording pictures from a tape as amoving picture ....... 172
Recording edited pictures from a tape as amoving picture – Digital programediting (on “Memory Stick”s)......... 176
Copying still images from a tape
– PHOTO SAVE ...... 180
Viewing still images
– Memory Photo playback ......... 182
Viewing moving pictures
– MPEG movie playback ........... 186
Copying images recorded on
“Memory Stick”s to a tape ......... 190
Enlarging still images recorded on a
“Memory Stick”
– Memory PB ZOOM .......... 192
Playing back images in a continuousloop – SLIDE SHOW ........... 194
Preventing accidental erasure
– Image protection .......... 196
Deleting images – DELETE ...... 197
Writing a print mark
– PRINT MARK ...... 200
Using the optional printer ........ 202
Viewing Images Using Your
Computer
Viewing images with your computer
– Introduction ......... 204
Connecting your camcorder to yourcomputer using the USB cable
– For Windows users .......... 208
Viewing images recorded on a tape withyour computer
– For Windows users .......... 218
Viewing images recorded on a “Memory
Stick” with your computer
– For Windows users
(except DCR-TRV16E) ........ 223
Connecting your camcorder to yourcomputer using the USB cable
– For Macintosh users
(except DCR-TRV16E) ........ 226
Viewing images recorded on a “Memory
Stick” on your computer
– For Macintosh users
(except DCR-TRV16E) ........ 229
Capturing images from an analogvideo unit on your computer
– Signal convert function ........... 231
Customising Your Camcorder
Changing the menu settings ............ 233
Troubleshooting
Types of trouble and how to correcttrouble ......... 253
Self-diagnosis display ........... 259
Warning indicators and messages ........ 260
Additional Information
Usable cassettes ............. 271
About the “InfoLITHIUM” batterypack ............. 275
About i.LINK ............ 277
Using your camcorder abroad ......... 279
Maintenance information andprecautions ......... 280
Specifications ............ 286
Quick Reference
Identifying parts and controls ......... 290
Index ............. 30110
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– ...... .. ....? ...... 16
– ...... .. “Memory Stick”
(....? ...... DCR-TRV16E) ...... 18
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....? 1 .......... ........? ......?
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........? ..........? ....? ..... 23
......? ..........? ....? ........ 24
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....? 2 ........? .... ? ......?
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....? 3 ........? ......? ......... 32
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...... ........ ? ......
.......... – BACK LIGHT ..... 42
...... ? ......? – ...... ....../
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(....? ...... DCR-TRV16E)... 46
........ ...... – END SEARCH/
EDITSEARCH/........ ...... ... 48
.........? – ........
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– ......? ........? ............. 52
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“Memory Stick” .. ....? ...... ..
....? (....? ...... DCR-TRV16E)
............ 58
...... ..........? ..........? ..
....? – .......... .. ....? ...... 62
..........? ......? ...... ......? ... 64
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– ...... ..........? ......... 71
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– ........ ...... ........ 73
............? ......• PROGRAM AE
............ 76
..........? .......... ......? ..... 79
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– ......• PB ZOOM ....? .......... 90
......? ........? ......?
– ......• ZERO SET MEMORY
............ 92
....? ...... ..........? ......?
....? .. ....?
– ......• TITLE SEARCH ............ 93
....? ...... .. ....
– ......• DATE SEARCH ............ 95
....? .... – PHOTO SEARCH/
PHOTO SCAN ...... 98
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.......... ...... ...... ........
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(.. ......) ......... 105
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(....? ...... DCR-TRV16E)
............? “Memory Stick”
– ........ ......... 141
...... ..........? ..........? ..
“Memory Stick” – .......... ?
..........? ? ...... .......... 151
...... ..........? ? ....? ..?
............ ..........? ...... 157
........? ............
..........? ? “Memory Stick” ..
..........?
– ......• MEMORY MIX ............ 161
...... .......... ..........? ..
“Memory Stick”
– ...... ...... MPEG ......... 168
...... ..........? ? ....? ..?
.......... ..........? ......... 172
...... ......... ..........? ?
....? ..? ..........?
..........? – ........ ......
........? (.. “Memory Stick”)
.......... 176
..........? ..........?
..........? ? ....?
– ......• PHOTO SAVE ............ 180
........ ..........? ..........?
– .........? ..........? ..
...... ........... 182
........ .......... ..........?
– .........? ...... MPEG
.......... 186
..........? ..........?, ..........
.. “Memory Stick”, .. ....? ....... 190
.......... ..........? ..........?,
.......... .. “Memory Stick”
– ......• PB ZOOM ...... ....... 192
.........? ..........? ..
.......... ....?
– ......• SLIDE SHOW ............. 194
......... .......... ........
– ...... ..........? ......... 196
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– ......• DELETE ......... 197
...... ....? ......
– ......• PRINT MARK ............. 200
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...... USB – ..? ............?
Windows ............. 208
........ ..........?, .......... ..
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– ..? ............• Windows ..... 218
........ ..........?, .......... ..
“Memory Stick”, ? ......? ......
.......... – ..? ............?
Windows (....? ...... DCR-
TRV16E) ............. 223
............? ....? ..........? ?
...... .......... ? ......? ......
USB – ..? ............• Macintosh
(....? ...... DCR-TRV16E) ........ 226
........ ..........?, .......... ..
“Memory Stick”, .. ....? ..........
– ..? ............• Macintosh
(....? ...... DCR-TRV16E) ...... 229
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......... ..........
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? .......... ....? “InfoLITHIUM”
.......... 275
? ........• I.LINK .......... 277
............? ....? ..........? ..
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.......... .. ....? .. ........? ?
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Quick Start Guide
English
Quick Start Guide – Recording on a tape
Inserting a cassette (p. 32)
Connecting the mains lead (p. 29)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 23).
Open the DC INjack cover.
Connect the plug with its vmark facing up.
AC power adaptor (supplied)
1 Slide OPEN/
EJECT in the directionof the arrow and openthe lid.
2 Push the centre of thecassette back to insertthe cassette.
Insert the cassettestraight as far aspossible into thecassette compartmentwith the window facingup.
3 Close the cassettecompartment bypressing on thecassette compartment.
After the cassettecompartment goesdown completely,close the lid until itclicks.
This chapter introduces you to the basic features to record on atape of your camcorder. See the page in parentheses “( )” formore information.13
Quick Start Guide
Recording a picture (p. 34)
Monitoring the playback picture on the LCDscreen (p. 50)
NOTE
Do not pick up your camcorder byholding the viewfinder, the LCDpanel, or the battery pack.
VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG)
POWER
PLAY
REW
2 Press m to rewind the tape.
3 Press N to start playback.
1 Set the POWERswitch to VCR whilepressing the smallgreen button.
When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting is set to off. If you want to record the dateand time for a picture, set the clock before recording (p. 30).
VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG)
POWER
1 Remove the lens cap.
3 Open the LCDpanel whilepressing OPEN.
The pictureappears on thescreen.
Viewfinder
When the LCD panel is closed, use the viewfinderwith your eye against the eyecup.
Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight (p. 38).
2 Set the POWER switch to
CAMERA while pressing thesmall green button.
4 Press START/STOP. Yourcamcorder starts recording.
To stop recording, press
START/STOP again.14
Quick Start Guide – Recording on a “Memory Stick”
This chapter introduces you to the basic features to record on a
“Memory Stick” of your camcorder. See the page in parentheses
“( )” for more information.
Inserting a “Memory Stick” (p. 144)
Insert a “Memory Stick” in the “Memory Stick” slot as far as it can go with the B markfacing up as illustrated.
Connecting the mains lead (p. 29)
Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 23).
Open the DC INjack cover.
Connect the plug with its vmark facing up.
AC power adaptor (supplied)
– Except DCR-TRV16E
“Memory Stick” slot
B mark
When ejecting the “Memory
Stick”, press the “Memory
Stick” once lightly.
Quick Start Guide15
When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting is set to off. If you want to record the dateand time for a picture, set the clock before recording (p. 30).
NOTE
Do not pick up your camcorder byholding the viewfinder, the LCDpanel or the battery pack.
VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG)
POWER
PHOTO
PHOTO
1 Remove the lens cap.
3 Open the LCDpanel whilepressing OPEN.
The pictureappears on thescreen.
Viewfinder
When the LCD panel is closed, use theviewfinder with your eye against the eyecup.
Adjust the viewfinder lens to your eyesight
(p. 38).
2 Set the POWER switch to
MEMORY while pressing thesmall green button. Makesure that the LOCK switch isset to the left (unlock)position.
5 Press PHOTOdeeper.
4 Press PHOTOlightly.
Monitoring the playback still images on the LCDscreen (p. 182)
VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG)
POWER
PLAY
1 Set the POWERswitch to MEMORYor VCR whilepressing the smallgreen button.
2 Press MEMORY PLAY. The last recordedimage is displayed.
Press MEMORY –/+ to select the desiredimage.
LOCK switch
Quick Start Guide
Recording a still image on a “Memory Stick” (p. 151)16
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STOP ..? ..?.
VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG)
POWER
PLAY
REW
2 ......? ...... m ..?
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3 ......? ...... N ..? ......
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VCR, ........?
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........? ........ ........? .. ........ ? ......?
......? “( )”.
........? “Memory Stick” (..?. 144)
.......... “Memory Stick” ? .... “Memory Stick” .. ....? ..?, ....? .. ....• B
.... .......... ....?, ..? ........ .. ......?.
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........
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DC IN.
............ ......
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“Memory Stick”
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“Memory Stick”.19
...... ............ ..........? .. “Memory Stick” (..?. 151)
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VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG)
POWER
PHOTO
PHOTO
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POWER ? ........?
MEMORY, ........? ......?
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LOCK .......... ? ....? (..
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5 ......? ......
PHOTO .......
4 ......?
...... PHOTO
......
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............?
LOCK
VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG)
POWER
PLAY
1 ..........
............?
POWER ? ........?
MEMORY ..• VCR,
........? ......?
........? ......?
.......
2 ......? ...... MEMORY PLAY. ..
...... ..........? ........? ..........
..........?.
........? ...... MEMORY –/+ ..?
...... ......? ..........?.20
The instructions in this manual are for the fourmodels listed in the table below. Before you startreading this manual and operating yourcamcorder, check the model number by lookingat the bottom of your camcorder. The DCR-
TRV27E is the model used for illustrationpurposes. Otherwise, the model name isindicated in the illustrations. Any differences inoperation are clearly indicated in the text, forexample, “DCR-TRV27E only”.
As you read through this manual, buttons andsettings on your camcorder are shown in capitalletters.e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.
When you carry out an operation, you can hear abeep to indicate that the operation is beingcarried out.
*
1)
The model with MEMORY marked on the
POWER switch is provided with memoryfunctions.
See page 141 for details.
*
2)
This intelligent accessory shoe is designed touse a printer (optional) (p. 202).
— Getting Started —
Using this manual
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DCR- TRV16E TRV18E TRV25E TRV27E
MEMORY mark*
1)
(on the POWERswitch)/ — zzz
.... MEMORY*
1)
(.. ............• POWER)
Intelligentaccessory shoe/
8 pin/ 15 pin*
2)
/ 15 pin*
2)
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2)
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Getting Started .......... ? ............
Using this manual
Note on Cassette Memory
Your camcorder is based on the DV format. Youcan use only mini DV cassettes with yourcamcorder. We recommend that you use a tapewith cassette memory .
Functions that require different operationsdepending on whether or not the tape has acassette memory are:– END SEARCH (p. 48)
– DATE SEARCH (p. 95)
– PHOTO SEARCH (p. 98)
Functions that you can operate only with thecassette memory are:– TITLE SEARCH (p. 93)
– Superimposing a title (p. 131)
– Labelling a cassette (p. 138)
For details of cassette types, see page 271.
You see this mark in the introduction offeatures that are operated only withcassette memory.
Cassettes with cassette memory are marked by
(Cassette Memory).
Note on TV colour systems
TV colour systems differ depending on thecountry or region. To view your recordings on a
TV, you need a PAL system-based TV.
Copyright precautions
Television programmes, films, video tapes, andother materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorised recording of such materials may becontrary to copyright laws.
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......? .. ? ....? ........? ......:– END SEARCH (..?. 48)
– DATE SEARCH (..?. 95)
– PHOTO SEARCH (..?. 98)
........? ......? .. ......
............ ...... ..? ......? ........?
......:– TITLE SEARCH (..?. 93)
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Precautions on camcorder care
Lens and LCD screen/finder (onmounted models only)
• The LCD screen and the finder aremanufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99 % of thepixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny blackpoints and/or bright points (white, red, blueor green in colour) that constantly appear onthe LCD screen and the finder. These pointsare normal in the manufacturing process anddo not affect the recording in any way.
• Do not let your camcorder become wet. Keepyour camcorder away from rain and sea water.
Letting your camcorder become wet may causeyour camcorder to malfunction. Sometimes thismalfunction cannot be repaired [a].
• Never leave your camcorder exposed totemperatures above 60 °C (140 °F), such as in acar parked in the sun or under direct sunlight
[b].
• Be careful when placing the camera near awindow or outdoors. Exposing the LCD screen,the finder or the lens to direct sunlight for longperiods may cause malfunctions [c].
• Do not directly shoot the sun. Doing so mightcause your camcorder to malfunction. Takepictures of the sun in low light conditions suchas dusk [d].
Using this manual
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Getting Started .......... ? ............
Installing the battery pack
(1) Lift up the viewfinder.
(2) Slide the battery pack down until it clicks.
To remove the battery pack
(1) Lift up the viewfinder.
(2) Slide the battery pack out in the direction ofthe arrow while pressing BATT down.
If you use the large capacity battery pack
If you install the NP-FM70/QM71/FM90/FM91/
QM91 battery pack on your camcorder, extend itsviewfinder.
Step 1 Preparing thepower supply
1
2
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FM91/QM91 ........? .............
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2
2 BATT releasebutton/
......
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BATT24
Charging the battery pack
Use the battery pack after charging it for yourcamcorder.
Your camcorder operates only with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series).
See page 275 for details of “InfoLITHIUM”battery pack.
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover. Connect the ACpower adaptor supplied with your camcorderto the DC IN jack on your camcorder with theplug’s v mark facing up.
(2) Connect the mains lead to the AC poweradaptor.
(3) Connect the mains lead to the wall socket.
(4) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
Charging begins. The remaining battery timeis indicated in minutes on the displaywindow.
When the remaining battery indicator changes to
, normal charge is completed. To fully chargethe battery (full charge), leave the battery packattached for about one hour after normal chargeis completed until FULL appears in the displaywindow. Fully charging the battery allows you touse the battery longer than usual.
Step 1 Preparing the powersupply
1
2
4
VCR
MEMORY
CAMERA
OFF(CHG) POWER
The number in the illustration of the displaywindow may differ from that on your camcorder.
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M).
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....? “InfoLITHIUM” ........? .. ..?. 275.
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..........?.25
Getting Started .......... ? ............
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC
IN jack on your camcorder.
Note
Prevent metallic objects from coming into contactwith the metal parts of the DC plug of the ACpower adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit,damaging the AC power adaptor.
Remaining battery time indicator
The remaining battery time indicator in thedisplay window indicates the approximaterecording time when recording using theviewfinder.
Until your camcorder calculates the actualremaining battery time
“– – – – min” appears in the display window.
When you use the AC power adaptor
Place the AC power adaptor near a wall socket.
While using the AC power adaptor, if anytrouble occurs with this unit, disconnect the plugfrom the wall socket as soon as possible to cut offthe power.
Approximate minutes at 25°C (77°F) to charge anempty battery pack.
The charging time may increase if the battery’stemperature is extremely high or low because ofthe ambient temperature.
*
1)
DCR-TRV16E/TRV18E supplied
*
2)
DCR-TRV25E/TRV27E supplied
Step 1 Preparing the powersupply
....? 1 .......... ........?
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1)
DCR-TRV16E/TRV18E ..........?
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2)
DCR-TRV25E/TRV27E ..........?
Charging time/....? ......?
Battery pack/ Full charge (Normal charge)/
.......... .... ...... ......? (.......... ......?)
NP-FM30*
1)
145 (85)
NP-FM50*
2)
150 (90)
NP-FM70 240 (180)
NP-QM71 260 (200)
NP-FM90 330 (270)
NP-FM91/QM91 360 (300)26
Recording time/....? ......?
DCR-TRV16E/TRV18E
Recording with Recording withthe viewfinder/ the LCD screen/
Battery pack/
...... ? ......? ...... ? ......?
.......... ....
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Continuous/ Typical*/ Continuous/ Typical*/
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NP-FM30 (supplied)/
(..........?)
125 65 90 45
NP-FM50 200 105 150 75
NP-FM70 415 220 310 165
NP-QM71 485 255 365 190
NP-FM90 630 340 475 255
NP-FM91/QM91 725 390 550 290
DCR-TRV25E
Recording with Recording withthe viewfinder/ the LCD screen/
Battery pack/
...... ? ......? ...... ? ......?
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............ ...... ..?
Continuous/ Typical*/ Continuous/ Typical*/
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NP-FM50 (supplied)/
(..........?)
150 80 120 65
NP-FM70 310 175 250 140
NP-QM71 365 205 290 160
NP-FM90 475 265 380 215
NP-FM91/QM91 550 305 445 245
DCR-TRV27E
Recording with Recording withthe viewfinder/ the LCD screen/
Battery pack/
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Continuous/ Typical*/ Continuous/ Typical*/
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NP-FM50 (supplied)/
(..........?)
150 80 105 55
NP-FM70 310 175 225 125
NP-QM71 365 205 265 145
NP-FM90 475 265 345 195
NP-FM91/QM91 550 305 400 225
Step 1 Preparing the powersupply
Approximate minutes when you use a fullycharged battery
* Approximate number of minutes whenrecording while you repeat recording start/stop, zooming and turning the power on/off.
The actual battery life may be shorter.
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Getting Started .......... ? ............
Approximate minutes when you use a fullycharged battery
Playing time
DCR-TRV16E/TRV18E
Battery pack/
Playing time on LCD screen/ Playing time with LCD closed/
.......... ....
....? .........? ....? .........? ..?
.. ...... ..? ........ ..?
NP-FM30 (supplied)/
100 135
(..........?)
NP-FM50 160 220
NP-FM70 335 450
NP-QM71 390 530
NP-FM90 505 685
NP-FM91/QM91 585 785
DCR-TRV25E
Battery pack/
Playing time on LCD screen/ Playing time with LCD closed/
.......... ....
....? .........? ....? .........? ..?
.. ...... ..? ........ ..?
NP-FM50 (supplied)/
150 200
(..........?)
NP-FM70 310 415
NP-QM71 365 485
NP-FM90 475 630
NP-FM91/QM91 550 725
DCR-TRV27E
Battery pack/
Playing time on LCD screen/ Playing time with LCD closed/
.......... ....
....? .........? ....? .........? ..?
.. ...... ..? ........ ..?
NP-FM50 (supplied)/
135 200
(..........?)
NP-FM70 275 415
NP-QM71 325 485
NP-FM90 425 630
NP-FM91/QM91 490 725
Step 1 Preparing the powersupply
....? 1 .......... ........?
......?
.........? ....? ? ......? ..?
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..........? ....?28
Note
Approximate recording time and continuousplaying time at 25°C (77°F).
The battery life will be shorter if you use yourcamcorder in a cold environment.
If the power goes off although the remainingbattery time indicator indicates that thebattery pack has enough power to operate
Charge the battery pack fully again so that theindication on the remaining battery timeindicator is correct.
Recommended charging temperature
We recommend charging the battery pack in anambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C
(50°F to 86°F).
What is “InfoLITHIUM”?
The “InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery packthat can exchange data such as batteryconsumption with compatible electronicequipment. This unit is compatible with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). Yourcamcorder operates only with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery. “InfoLITHIUM” Mseries battery packs have the
SERIES
TM
mark.
“InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
Step 1 Preparing the powersupply
....? 1 .......... ........?
......?
..........
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............ .........? ......? ..?
25°C.
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.......... ....? .. 10°C .. 30°C.
..? ....? “InfoLITHIUM”?
“InfoLITHIUM” ............ ....? ......?-
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TM
.
“InfoLITHIUM” ........ ........? ......
.......... Sony Corporation.29
Getting Started .......... ? ............
Connecting to a wall socket
When you use your camcorder for a long time,we recommend that you power it from a wallsocket using the AC power adaptor.
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover. Connect the ACpower adaptor supplied with your camcorderto the DC IN jack on your camcorder with theplug’s v mark facing up.
(2) Connect the mains lead to the AC poweradaptor.
(3) Connect the mains lead to a wall socket.
Step 1 Preparing the powersupply
PRECAUTION
The set is not disconnected from the AC powersupply (wall socket) as long as it is connected tothe wall socket, even if the set itself has beenturned off.
Notes
• The AC power adaptor can supply power evenif the battery pack is attached to yourcamcorder.
• The DC IN jack has “source priority.” Thismeans that the battery pack cannot supply anypower if the AC power adaptor is connected tothe DC IN jack, even when the mains lead is notplugged into a wall socket.
Using a car battery
Use a Sony Car Battery Adaptor (optional). Referto the operating instructions of the Car Battery
Adaptor for further information.
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2, 3 130
Set the date and time when you use yourcamcorder for the first time. “CLOCK SET” willbe displayed each time that you set the POWERswitch to CAMERA or MEMORY (except DCR-
TRV16E) unless you set the date and time.
If you do not use your camcorder for about fourmonths, the date and time settings may becleared from memory (bars may appear) becausethe built-in rechargeable battery in yourcamcorder will have been discharged (p. 282).
Set the year, then the month, the day, the hourand then the minute, in that order.
(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA or
MEMORY (except DCR-TRV16E), then press
MENU to display the menu settings.
(2) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select ,then press the dial.
(3) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to select
CLOCK SET, then press the dial.
(4) Turn the SEL/PUSH EXEC dial to adjust thedesired year, then press the dial.
(5) Set the month, day and hour by turning the
SEL/PUSH EXEC dial and pressing the dial.
(6) Set the minute by turning the SEL/PUSH
EXEC dial and pressing the dial by the timesignal. The clock starts to move.
(7) Press MENU to make the menu settingsdisappear.
Step 2 Setting thedate and time
....? 2 ........? ....
? ......?
........? ........? .... ? ......?, ....?
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........? .... ? ......?, ...... ..? ..?
........? ............• POWER ?
........• CAMERA ..• MEMORY (....?
...... DCR-TRV16E) ....? ............
........? “CLOCK SET”.
.... .. .. ...... ............ ....
..........? ....? ......? ......?,
........? .... ? ......? ....? .... ......
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...., ..? .......... .........
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..........?, ....? ........? (..?. 282).
.......... ..?, ....?, ...., ..?, ? ....?
...... ? ....? ........? ......?.
(1) .......... ............• POWER ?
........• CAMERA ..• MEMORY (....?
...... DCR-TRV16E), ? ....? ......?
...... MENU ..? ..........? ........?
.....
(2) ........? .... SEL/PUSH EXEC ..?
...... ....? , ? ....? ......? .....
(3) ........? .... SEL/PUSH EXEC ..?
...... ....• CLOCK SET, ....? ......?
.....
(4) ........? .... SEL/PUSH EXEC ..?
...... ......? ...., ? ....? ......?
.....
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(6) .......... ......, ...... .... SEL/
PUSH EXEC ? ......? .. .... ? ......
........ ......? ......? ......?. ....
...... .........?.
(7) ......? ...... MENU ..? ...., ....?
......? ........? .....31
Getting Started .......... ? ............
The year changes as follows:If you do not set the date and time
“– – – – – – – –” and “– –:– –:– –” are recorded onthe data code of the tape and the “Memory Stick”
(except DCR-TRV16E).
Note on the time indicator
The internal clock of your camcorder operates ona 24-hour cycle.
Step 2 Setting the date and time
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2
4
1,
7
3
6
MENU
SETUP MENU
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(1) Prepare the power supply.
(2) Slide OPEN/EJECT in the direction of thearrow and open the lid. The cassettecompartment automatically lifts up andopens.
(3) Push the centre of the cassette back to insertthe cassette.
Insert the cassette straight as far as possibleinto the cassette compartment with thewindow facing up.
(4) Close the cassette compartment by pressing
on the cassette compartment. Thecassette compartment automatically goesdown.
(5) After the cassette compartment going downcompletely, close the lid until it clicks.
To eject a cassette
Follow the procedure above, and take out thecassette in step 3.
Step 3 Inserting acassette
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Notes
• Do not press the cassette compartment downforcibly. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• The cassette compartment may not be closedwhen you press any part of the cassettecompartment other than the mark.
When you use a cassette with cassettememory
Read the instruction about cassette memory touse this function properly (p. 271).
To prevent accidental erasure
Slide the write-protect tab on the cassette toexpose the red mark.
When ejecting a cassette
Do not press EDITSEARCH.
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Your camcorder automatically focuses for you.
(1) Remove the lens cap by pressing both knobson its sides and pull the lens cap string to fixit.
(2) Prepare the power supply and insert acassette. See “Step 1” to “Step 3” for moreinformation (p. 23 to 33).
(3) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA whilepressing the small green button. This setsyour camcorder to the standby mode.
(4) To open the LCD panel, press OPEN. Theviewfinder automatically turns off.
(5) Press START/STOP. Your camcorder startsrecording. The REC indicator appears. Thecamera recording lamp located on the front ofyour camcorder lights up. To stop recording,press START/STOP again.
— Recording – Basics —
Recording a picture
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Notes
• Fasten the grip strap firmly.
• The recording data (date/time or varioussettings when recorded) are not displayedwhile recording. However, they are recordedautomatically onto tape. To display therecording data, press DATA CODE on the
Remote Commander during playback (p. 52).
Note on recording mode
Your camcorder records and plays back in the SP
(standard play) mode and in the LP (long play)mode (p. 241). Select SP or LP in the menusettings. In the LP mode, you can record 1.5times as long as in the SP mode.
When you record a tape in the LP mode on yourcamcorder, we recommend playing back the tapeon your camcorder.
Note on the LOCK switch (except DCR-TRV16E)
When you slide the LOCK switch to the right, the
POWER switch can no longer be set to MEMORYaccidentally. LOCK switch is set to the left as thedefault setting.
To enable smooth transition
Transition between the last scene you recordedand the next scene is smooth as long as you donot eject the cassette even if you turn off yourcamcorder.
However, check the following:– Do not mix recordings in the SP mode and inthe LP mode on one tape.
– When you change the battery pack, set the
POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
– When you use a cassette with cassette memory,however, you can make the transition smootheven after ejecting the cassette if you use the
END SEARCH function (p. 48).
If you leave your camcorder in the standbymode for five minutes while the cassette isinserted
Your camcorder automatically turns off. This isto save battery power and to prevent battery andtape wear. To return to the standby mode, turnthe POWER switch OFF (CHG) and then back to
CAMERA. To start recording, press the START/
STOP button again without switching the
POWER switch. However, your camcorder doesnot turn off automatically while the cassette isnot inserted.
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90°
When you record in the SP and LP modes onone tape or you record in the LP mode
• The transition between scenes may not besmooth.
• The playback picture may be distorted or thetime code may not be written properly betweenscenes.
The battery use time when you record usingthe LCD screen
The battery time is slightly shorter than theshooting time using the viewfinder.
After recording
(1) Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
(2) Close the LCD panel.
(3) Eject the cassette.
(4) Remove the battery pack.
Adjusting the LCD screen
The LCD panel can be opened up to 90 degrees.
The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to theviewfinder side and about 180 degrees to the lensside.
When closing the LCD panel, set it verticallyuntil it clicks, and swing it into the camcorderbody.
Note
The viewfinder automatically turns off whenusing the LCD screen except in the mirror mode
(p. 40).
When you use the LCD screen outdoors indirect sunlight
The LCD screen may be difficult to see. If thishappens, we recommend that you use theviewfinder.
When you adjust the angle of the LCD panel
Make sure if the LCD panel is opened up to 90degrees.
Recording a picture
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