Sony HDR-SR1E Download Manual

2-889-914-11(1)
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Additional and answers to frequently asked qu
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Recorder
Operating Guide
HDR-SR1E
Enjoying yourcamcorder
12
Getting Started 23
Shooting 32
Playback 40
Editing 51
Dubbing/printing 57
Utilizing recording media 61
Customizing yourcamcorder
64
Using a Computer 84
Troubleshooting 90
Additional
Information
108
Quick
Reference
1222
Read this before operating your camcorder
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
A moulded plug complying with BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug sua fuse of the one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362
(i.e., marked with or mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
ATTENTION
The electromagnfrequencies may influence the picture and sound of this unit.
This proeen tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and other
European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Applicable Accessory: Remote Commander
WARNING
CAUTION
FOKINGDOM
FOR CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE3
Your camcorder is supplied with two kinds of operations guides.
– “Operating Guide” (This manual)
– “First Step Guide” for using your camcorder with the computer connecteCD-ROM)
Types of “Memory Stick” you can use in your camcorder
There are two sizes of “Memory Stick.”
You can use “Memory Stick Duo” marked with or
(p. 112).
“Memory Stick Duo”
(This size can be used with your camcorder.)
“Memory Stick”
(You cannot use it in your camcorder.)
You cannot use any type of memory card except “Memory Stick Duo.”
“Memory Stick PRO” and “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” can be used only with
“Memory Stick PRO” compatible equipment.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment
Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
Using the camcorder
Do not hold the camcorder by the following parts.
The camcorder is not dustproofed, dripproofed or waterproofed. See
“Maintenance and precautions” (p. 115).
To prevent the hard disk from being broken or recorded images from being lost, do not do the following when either of the respective lamps of the POWER switch (p. 28) or the ACCESS lamp
(p. 32) is on:– to remove the bfrom the camcorder.
– to apply mechathe camcorder.
When connecting your camcorder to another device with an HDMI cable, a component vbe sure to insert the connector plug in the correct way. Pushing the plug forcibly into the terminal will damage the terminal and may result in a malfunction of your camcorder.
Notes on use
Viewfinder LCD screen
Battery
Continued ,4
Read this before operating your camcorder (Continued)
About menu items, LCD panel, viewfinder, and lens
A menu item that is grayed out is not available under the current recording or playback conditions.
The LCD screen and the viewfinder are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue, or green in color) that appear constantly on the LCD screen and the viewfinder. These points are normal results of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way.
Exposing the LCD screen, the viewfinder, or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods of time may cause malfunctions.
Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might cause you
in low light condirecording
Befothe recording function to make sure the image and sound are recorded without any problems.
Compensation for the contents of recordings cannot be proplayback is not possible due to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage media, etc.
TV color systems differ depending on the countries/regions. To view your recordings on a TV, you need a PAL system-based TV.
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other ma
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the copyright laws.
About this manual
The images of the LCD screen and the viewfinder used in this manual for illustration purposes are captured using a digital still camera, and therefore may appear different.
Design and specifications of recording media and other accessories are subject to change without notice.
The on-screen displays in each local language are used for illustrating the operating procedures. Change the screen language before using your camcorder if necessary (p. 18).
About the Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl
Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by
Sony
Corporation, and produces superior images.
It adopts the MTF measurement system for video cameras and offers a quallens. Also, the lens for yousuppress unwanted reflections and faithfully reproduce colors.
MTF= Modulation Transfer Function. The number value indicatessubject coming into the lens.
Black point
White, red, blue or green point5
Notes on using the Hard Disk Drive Handycam
Save all your recorded image data
To prevent your image data from being lost, save all your recorded images on external media. It is recommended that you save theyour computer. (For details, see the “First CD-ROM.) Also, you can save your image data using a VCR, or a DVD/HDD recorder (p. 58).
It is recommended that you save your image data periodically, after recording.
Do not your camcorder
The hard disk of the camcorder may not be playback may not be possible.
Especially, during recording/playback, do not apply shock. After recording, do not applcamcorder, while the
ACCESS lamp is lit.
When using the shoulder belt (not supplied), do not crash the camera against an object.
On the drop sensor
To protect the internal hard disk from the shock by dropping, the camcorder has the drop sensor function (p. 76). When a drop occurs, or under a non-gravity condition, the block noise to protect the camcordthe drop sensor catches a drop repeatedly, recording/playback may be stopped.
Notes on battery pack/AC Adaptor
While the to avoid the following. They may cause malfunctions.
– Removing the battery pack
– Removing the AC Adaptor (while charging the battery pacsure to remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor after turning off the POWER switch.
Note on operating temperatures
When the temperature of the camcorder becomes extremely high or extremely low, you may not be ablthe camcorder, due to the protection features of the camcorder being activated in such message appears on the LCD screen
(p. 104).
When tha computer
Do not try to format the hard disk of the camcorder using a computer. If you do so, your camcorder may not operate correctly.
Note on using the camcorder at high altitudes
Do not turn on the camcorder in a low-pressure area, where the altitude is more than 3,000 meters (9,800 feet). Doing so may damage the hard disk drive of your camcorder.
Note on disposal/transfer
If you format the hard disk of the camcorder using [ FORMAT] (p. 62) on the camcorder, or on a computer, you may not delete data from the hard disk completely. When you sell or give the camcorder to somebody else, it is recommended threcover your data using data erasing software, etc. on a computer, and then format the hard disk using [ FORMAT] on the camcorder.
If you do not have a data erasing software, format the hard disk using [ FORMAT] first, record darkness on the entircamcorder with a box, or something similar, while the camcorder is recording, and then format the hard disk using
[ FORMAT] again. Thirecover any previously recorded data.
In addition to the above, when you dispose of the camcorder, it is recommended that you destroy the actual body of the camcorder. This may prevent data recovery from the hard disk of the camcorder.
If you cannot record/play back images, perform [ FORMAT]
If you repeat recording/deleting images for a long time, fragmentation of data occurs on the hard disk. Images cannot be saved or recorded.
In such a case, save external media first, and then perform
[ FORMAT] (p. 62).
Fragmentation 1 Glossary (p. 130)6
Table of Contents
Read this before operating your camcorder ...... 2
Notes on using the Hard Disk Drive Handycam ............. 5
Subject examples and solutions .......... 10
Operation flow............. 12
Experience the beauty of HD (high definition) images ......... 14
“ HOME” and “ OPTION”
- Takinmenus......... 16
Step 1: Checking supplied items .........battery pack ............. 24
Step 3: Turning the power on ............. 28
Step 4: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewfinder .......... 29
Step 5: Setting the date and time .......... 30
Recording the images ......... 32
Zooming
Recording sound with more presence (5.1ch surround recording)
Using the flash
Recording high quality still images during movie recording (Dual Rec)
Recording in dark places (NightShot)
Adjusting the exposure for backlit subjects
Recording in mirror mode
Recording the fast action in slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC)
Controlling the image settings manually with the camera control ring
Enjoying your camcorder
Getting Started
Shooting
Read This First (supplied)
Provides features and information about the camcorder you should know before using it.7
Viewing the images ............40
Using PB zoom
Playing ba(Slide show)
Playing the image on a TV .......44
Saving images .............50
(OTHERS) category ...........51
Deleting images ...........51
Copying still images ...........53
Creating the Playlist ...........54
(SELECT DEVICES) category .............57
Dubbing images ..........57
Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders .........58
Printing recorded images (PictBridge compliant printer) ...........59
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY) category ......61
Deleting all scenes on the recording media (Formatting) ..........62
Checking the HDD information .............63
Playback
Editing
Dubbing/printing
Utilizing recording media
Continued ,8
What you can do with the (SETTINGS) category of the HOME MENU ........... 64
Using the HOME MENU
List of the (SETTINGS) category items
MOVIE SETTINGS ............ 66
(Items for recording movies)
PHOTO SETTINGS ........... 69
(Items for recording still images)
VIEW IMAGES SET ............ 72
(Items to customize the sound volume and display)
SOUND/DISP SET ...... 73
(Items to adjust beep and the screen)
OUTPUT SETTINGS ......... 74
(Items for when connecting other devices)
CLOCK/ LANG .........75
(Items to set clock and language)
GENERAL SET ........... 75
(Other setup items)
Activating functions using the OPTION MENU ....... 77
Using the OPTION MENU
Recording items on the OPTION MENU ......... 78
PROGRAM AE, FADER, SPOT METER, etc.
Viewing items on the OPTION MENU ............ 83
VOLUME, SLIDE SHOW, SLIDE SHOW SET, etc.
Wcomputer ...... 84
Installing the “First Step Guide” and software ......... 86
Viewing “First Step Guide” ....... 89
Customizing your camcorder
Using a Computer9
Troubleshooting ...........90
Warning indicators and messages ...........103
Using your camcorder abroad ............108
Files on the camcorder hard disk/folder structure ......110
About the AVCHD format .......111
About the “Memory Stick” .......112
About the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...........114
Maintenance and precautions ............115
Specifications ............118
Identifying parts and controls .............122
Indicators displayed during recording/playback .........127
Glossary .......130
Index .............132
Troubleshooting
Additional Information
Quick Reference10
Subject examples and solutions
Shooting
Checking your golf swing
BSmooth slow recording.............38
Flowers in close-up
BSoft portrait ............80
BFocus .........78
BTelemacro .......79
Focusing on the dog on the left side of the screen
BFocus .........78
BSpot focus.......79
Focusing more distant objects
BLandscape.......80
BFocus .........78
Capturing still images during movie recording
BDual Rec..........37
Getting a good shot of a ski slope or beach
BBacklight .........38
BBeach&Ski.......8011
A child on the stage under a spot light
BSpotlight ......... 80
Fireworks with all its splendor
BSunset&Moon ......... 80
BFocus ......... 78
A sleeping child under dim light
BNightShot........ 37
BColor Slow Shutter....... 81
Playback
Viewing on the TV screen
........44
Editing, others
Saving images on external media
........50
Deleting the unnecessary images
........51
Burning a disc for your friend
........57
Using your camcorder on a trip
......10812
Operation flow
B Get ready.
Read the supplied “Read This First” before you use your camcorder.
Prepare for recording as described from page 23.
B Shoot using your camcorder (p. 32).
Movies are recorded on the hard disk, and still images are recorded on either the hard disk or a “Memory Stick
Duo.”
You can select the image quality of movies, HD (high definition).
B Play back the images.x Viewing on the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 40).x Vieyour camcorder (p. 44).
You can view the images recorded with
HD (high definition) image quality on a high definition TV.z Tips
If your TV is not a high definition TV, movies with HD (high definition) image quality will be displayed with SD (standard definition) image quality.
You can consult the [TV CONNECT Guide] (p. 44) displayed on the screen on connecting your TV and camcorder.
Images recorded with the SD (standard definiti on) image quaHD (high definition) image quality.
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Enjoying your camcorder
Saving or deleting images you recorded with your camcorder
B Save recorded images.x Saa computer t See FirstCD-ROM for details.x CopSee FirstCD-ROM for details.x Dubbing images on VCR or DVD/HDD recorders (p. 58)
B Delete images.
If the hard disk of your camcorder is full, you cannot shoot new images. Delete the image data that have been saved in a computer or discs. You can record new images on the free hard disk space again.x Deleting the selected images (p. 51)x Deleting all the images (p. 62)14
Experience the beauty of HD (high definition) images
B Your camcorder offers both HD (high definition) and SD (standard definition) recording image qualities.
The images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quaHD (high definition) image quality.
Select a recording format before you start shooting (p. 66).
B HD (high definition) image quality B SD (standard definition) image quality
AVCHD format
Records high definition images.
Recommena high definition TV.
MPEG2 format
Records standard definition images.
Recommended if playback compatibility is important.z Tips
AVCHD images can be viewed even on non-high definition TVs. The image quality, however, isdefinition) image quality.
Image resolution: About 3.75 times of that of SD
(standard definition)15
Enjoying your camcorderz Tips
Figures suchshow the average bit rate. M stands for Mbps.
You can re3,999 scenes with HD (high definition) image quality, and 9,999 scenes with SD (standard definition) image quality.
You can record the maximum 9,999 still images on the hard disk. For the “Memory Stick Duo,” see page
70.
Recording time of movies
HD (high definition) image quality
AVCHD format
Recording mode Approximate recordable time
(hour minute)
AVC HD 15M (XP) (highest quality) 4 h
AVC HD 9M (HQ) (high quality) 7 h
AVC HD 7M (SP) (standard q(LP) (long play) 11 h
SD (standard definition) image quality
MPEG2 format
Recording mode Approximate recordable time
(hour minute)
SD 9M (HQ) (high quality) 7 h 20 m
SD 6M (SP) (standard quality) 10 h 50 m
SD 3M (LP) camcorder uses the VBR (V ariable Bit Rate) format to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This technology causes fluctuations in the recording time of the hard disk.
Movies containing quickly moving and complex images arate, and this reduces the overall recording time.16
“ HOME” and “ OPTION”
- Takinmenus
When you want to customize your camcorder, open the “HOME MENU.” This menu is the gateway to all the functions of your camcorder. See page 18 for further details.
When deleting movies with HD (high definition) image quality, for example
“ HOME MENU” - the starting point for all operations with your camcorder
I don’t want to keep these movies. What should I do?
Try [EDIT] on the HOME MENU.
You can select and delete them all at once.
Enjoying your camcorder
(HELP)
Displays a 20).
Category (p. 21)
(HOME)
(HOME)17
Enjoying your camcorder
Just a touch on the screen during shooting or playback displays the functionYovarious settings. See page 22 for further details.
When deleting a movie with HD (high definition) image quality, for example
“ OPTION MENU” enables you to access functions directly
I want be sure which movie I am deleting. What should I do?
Turn on the OPTION MENU when you are viewing images, then try [DELETE]. You can delete the image on the screen.
(OPTION)
Uh huh, the OPTION MENU items are different, depending on what I’m doing.18x Notes on the menu operation
Place your fingers on the rear side of the
LCD panel (touch panel) to support it.
Then, touch the buttons displayed on the screen with your thumb.
Perform the same actions as explained above when you press the buttons on the
LCD panel.
Be careful not to press the buttons below the LCD panel accidentally while using the touch panel.
If the buttons on the touch panel do not work correctly, adjust the touch panel
(CALIBRATION) (p. 116).
You can change the on-screen displays to show messages in a specified language. To select the screen language, touch
(SETTINGS) t [CLOCK/ LANG] t
[ LANGUAGE SET] (p. 75).
Selecting and deleting movies with HD
(high definition) image quality on the an example.
1 While pressing the green button in the center, slide the POWER switch in thturn on the power.
2Press (HOME) A (or B).
Changing the language setting
Using the HOME MENU
(HOME) A
HOME MENU
Category (p. 21)
(HOME) B19
Enjoying your camcorder
3Touch (OTHERS).
4 Touch [EDIT].
5 Touch [ DELETE].
6 Touch [ DELETE].
7 Touch the image you want to delete.
8Touch t [YES] t .20
B When you want to know something about tthe HOME MENU - HELP
1Press (HOME).
The HOME MENU appears.
2Touch (HELP).
The bottom of the (HELP) button turns orange.
3 Touch the item you want to know the content.
When you touch an item, its explanation appears on the screen.
To apply the option, touch [YES], otherwise, touch [NO].
To deactivate the HELP
Touch (HELP) in step 2.21
Enjoying your camcorder
B Categories and items of the HOME MENU
Category Item
CAMERA MOVIE (p. 33)
PHOTO (p. 34)
SMTH SLW REC (p. 38)
VIEW IMAGES VISUAL INDEX (p. 40)
PLAYLIST (p. 54)
OTHERS EDIT (p. 51)
PLAYLIST EDIT (p. 54)
PRINT (p. 59)
SELECT DEVICES COMPUTER (p. 57)
TV CONNECT Guide (p. 44)
PRINTER (p. 59)
MANAGE HDD/MEMORY FORMAT (p. 62)
FORMAT (p. 62)
INFO (p. 63)
SETTINGS To customize your camcorder (p. 64).22
Deleting a movie duran example.
1 While viewing the movie you want to delete, touch (OPTION) on the screen.
2Touch .
3 Touch [DELETE] t [YES] t .
Items on the OPTION MENU
See pages 78 and 83.
When the item you want is not on the screen
Touch another tab. If you cannot find the item anywhere, the function does not work under the situation.b Notes
The tabs and items that appear on the screen depend on the recording/playback status of your camcorder at the time.
Some items appear without a tab.
Using the OPTION MENU
(OPTION)
OPTION MENU
Tab23
Getting Started
Getting Started
Step 1: Checking supplied items
Make sure that you have the following items supplied with your camcorder.
The number in the parentheses indicates the number of that item supplied.
AC Adaptor (1) (p. 24)
Mains lead (1) (p. 24)
Component video cable (1) (p. 45)
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 45, 58)
USB cable (1) (p. 59)
Wireless Remote Commander (1)
(p. 126)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM50 (1)
(p. 24, 114)
CD-ROM “Handycam Application
Software” (1) (p. 84)
Read This First (1)
Operating Guide (This manual) (1)b Notes
No “Memory Stick Duo” is includebattery pack
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series) (p. 114) after attaching it to your camcorder.
1 Slide the POWER switch in thOFF
(CHG) (The default setting).
2 Attach the battery pack by sliding it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
3 Connect the AC Adaptor camcorder.
Open the jack cover, and connect the
DC plug of the AC Adaptor.
4 Connect the mains lead to the AC
Adaptor and the wall socket.
The CHG (charge) starts. The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when the battery is fully charged.
5 Disthe DC IN jack on your camcorder.
POWER switch
DC IN jack
DC plug
AC Adaptor
Mains lead
To the wall socket
Jack cover
CHG
(charge) lamp
Battery
Jack cover
Facing upmatch it with the v mark on your camcorder.25
Getting Startedb Notes
Disthe DC IN jack holding both the camcorder and the DC plug.z Tips
If you attach the battery pack or connect the AC
Adaptor when the POWER swyour camcorder turns on, then off again, after a few seconds.
To remove the battery pack
Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
Slide the BATT (battery release) lever and remove the battery pack.b Notes
When you remove the battery pack, make sure that the (Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp
(p. 28) is turned off.
When storing the battery pack
Fully discharge the battery before storing it for an extended period (see page 114 for the details of storage).
To use an outside power source
Make the same connections as you do when charging the battery pack. The battery pack will not lose its charge in this case.
To check the remaining battery
(Battery Info)
Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG), then press DISP/BATT INFO.
After a while, the approximate recoformat and battery information appear for about 7 seconds.
You can view the battery information for up to 20 seconds by pressing DISP/BATT
INFO again while the information is displayed.
BATT (battery release) lever
Remaining battery (approx.)
Recording capacity (approx.)
Continuebattery pack (Continued)
Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when you fully charge a fully discharged battery pack.
Recording time
Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack.
HD (high definition) image quality with recording mode [SP]
SD (standard definition) image quality with recording mode [HQ]
* Typical recording time shows the time when you repeat recording start/stop, turning the power on/off and zooming.b Notes
All times measured under the following conditions:Top: When the LCD backlight turns on.
Middle: When the LCD backlight turns off.
Bottom: When recording with the viewfinder while the LCD panel is closed.
Playing time
Approximate time (min.) available when you use a fully charged battery pack.
HD (high definition) image quality
SD (standard definition) image quality
* When the LCpack Charging time
NP-FM50
(supplied)
150
NP-QM71D 260
NP-QM91D 360
Battery pack
Continuous recording time
Typical recording time*
NP-FM50
(supplied)
100 55
105 55
105 55
NP-QM71D 250 135
265 145
265 145
NP-QM91D 380 205
400 220
400 220
Battery pack
Continuous recording time
Typical recording time*
NP-FM50
(supplied)
115 60
120 65
120 65
NP-QM71D 285 155
300 165
300 165
NP-QM91D 430 235
455 250
455 250
Battery pack
LCD panel opened*
LCD panel closed
NP-FM50
(supplied)
160 165
NP-QM71D 390 400
NP-QM91D 585 605
Battery pack
LCD panel opened*
LCD panel closed
NP-FM50
(supplied)
170 185
NP-QM71D 415 445
NP-QM91D 625 670
Battery pack
Continuous recording time
Typical recording time*27
Getting Started
On the battery pack
Before changing the battery pack, slide the
POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and turn off the
(Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp.
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes durin(p. 25) will not be correctly displayed under the following conditions:– The bcorrectly.
– The battery pack is damaged.
– The battery pack is worn-out (For Battery
Info only).
The power will not be supplied from the battery as long as thethe
DC IN jack of your camcorder, even when thefrom the wall socket.
When attaching an optional video light, it is recommended that you use an NP-QM71D or
NP-QM91D battery pack.
We do not recommend using an NP-FM30, which only allows short recording and playback times, with your camcorder.
On the charging/recording/playback time
Times measured when using the camcorder at
25 °C °F to 86 °F) is recommended).
The recording and playbacyou use your camcorder in low temperatures.
The recording and playback time will be shorter depending on the conditions under which you use your camcordthe nearby wall socket when using the AC
Adaptor. Disthe 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 battery terminal with any metallic objects. This may cause a malfunction.
PRECAUTION
Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power
(mains) is still supplied to it while connected to the wall socket via the AC Adaptor.28
Step 3: Turning the power on
To record, slide the POWER switch repeatedly to turn on the respective lamp.
When using it for the first time, the
[CLOCK SET] screen appears (p. 30).
While pressing the green button in the center, slide the POWER switch repeatedly in thturn on the power.
When you record, switch the power mode by sliding the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow until the respective lamp lights up.
(Movie): To record movieimages
To turn off the power
Slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).b Notes
It takes a few seconds for your camcorder to be ready to shoot after the power is turned on. You cannot operate your camcorder during this time.
The lens cover opens automatically when the power is turned on. It closes when the playthe power is turned off.
In the setting at the time of purchase, the power turns off automatically if you leave your camcorder without any operation attempted for approximatelypower
([A.SHUT OFF], p. 76).z Tips
After you have set the date and time ([CLOCK
SET], p. 30), the next time you change the
POWER switch position, the current date anthe LCD screen for a few seconds.
POWER switch
Lens cover
Green button29
Getting Started
Step 4: Adjusting the LCD panel and viewfinder
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it to the best angle to record or play (2).
To turn off the LCD backlight to make the battery last longer
Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few seconds until appears.
This setting is practical when you use your camcorder in bright conditions power. The recorded image will not To turn on the LCD backlight, press and hold DISP/
BATT INFO for a few seconds until disappears.
To hide the screen indicators
Press DISP/BATT INFO to toggle the screen indicators (such as time code) on or off.b Notes
Do not press the buttons below the LCD screen accidentally when you open or adjust the LCD panel.z Tips
If you open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder, then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out. This is convenient during playback operations.
On the HOME MENU, touch (SETTINGS) t [SOUND/DISP SET] t [LCD BRIGHT]
(p. 73) to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
You can view images using the viewfinder to avoid wearing down the battery, or when the image seen on the LCD screen is poor.z Tips
You can adjust the brightness of the viewfinder backlight by selecting (SETTINGS) t
[SOUND/DISP SET] t [VF B.LIGHT] on the
HOME MENU (p. 73).
LCD panel
190 degrees to the camcorder
2180 degrees
(max.)
290 degrees
(max.)
DISP/BATT INFO
Viewfinder
Viewfinder lens adjustment lever
Move it until the image is clear.
Viewfinder30
Step 5: Setting the date and time
Set the date and time when using this camcorder for the first time. If you do not set the date and time, the [CLOCK SET] screen appears every time you turn on your camcorder or change the POWER switch position.b Nocamcorder for about 4 months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets discharged and the date and time sthe memory. In that case, charge the built-in rechargeable battery and then set the date and time again (p. 117).
Skip to step 5 when you set the clock for the first time.
1Press (HOME) A (or B) to display the HOME MENU.
2Touch (SETTINGS).
3 Display [CLOCK/ LANG] with v/
V, then touch it.
4 Touch [CLOCK SET].
5 Select the desired geographical area with v/V, then touch [NEXT].
6 Set [SUMMERTIME], then touch
[NEXT].
7 Set [Y] (year) with v/V.
8 Select [M] with b/B, then set the month.
9 Set [D] (day), hour and minute in the same way, then touch [NEXT].
POWER switch
(HOME) A
(HOME) B31
Getting Started
10Make sure that the clock is correctly set, then touch .
The clock starts.
You can set any year up to the year
2037.z Tips
The date and time doe s not appear during recording, but they are automatically recorded on the hard disk, and can be displayed during playback (see page 72 for [DATA CODinformation concerning
“World time difference.”32
Shooting
Recording the imagesb Notes
If the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing aftemeans data is still being written onto the hard disk or “Memory Stick
Duo.” Do not your camcorder, and do not disconnect the battery or
AC Adaptor.
Open the LCD panel. Insert the “Memory
Stick Duo” into the “Memory Stick Duo” slot in the right direction until it clicks.
POWER switch
PHOTO
(HOME) C
START/STOP B
START/STOP A
Lens cover
Opens in accordance with the setting of the POWER switch.
(HOME) D
ACCESS lamp
(Hard disk)
Fastening the grip belt
Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo”
Access lamp
(“Memory Stick Duo”)33
Shooting
Slide the POWER switch in thlight up the (Movie) lamp.
Press START/STOP A (or B).
To stop recording, press START/STOP again.b Notes
You cannot record movies on a “Memory Stick Duo.”
Recording movies
To record high resolution still images during shooting a movie (Dual Rec) t See page 37.
To switch to the movie recording mode using the (HOME) button
1Press (HOME) C (or D) when the power of the camcorder is on.
2 Touch (CAMERA) on the HOME MENU.
3 Touch [MOVIE].
Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow while pressing the green button only when the POWER switch is in the OFF (CHG) position.
[STBY] [REC]
Continued ,34
Recording the images (Continued)
Still images are recorded on the hard disk in the defauimages on a
“Memory Stick Duo,” change the recording media (p. 35).
Slide the POWER switch repeatedly in thlight up the (Still) lamp.
Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the focus A, then press it fully B.
A shutter sound is heard. When disappears, the image has been recorded.
Recording still images
To switch to the still image recording mode using the (HOME) button
1Press (HOME) C (or D) when the power of the camcorder is on.
2 Touch (CAMERA) on the HOME MENU.
3 Touch [PHOTO].
Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow while pressing the green button only when the POWER switch is in the OFF (CHG) position.
Flashing bLights up
Beep
Click
Number of recordable images35
Shooting
To change the recording media of still images
Before pressing PHOTO, selet the media as follows:1Touch (OPTION) t tab t
[STILL MEDIA].
2 Select the media in which you want to save still images, then touch .
Your camcorder returns to recording standby mode. If you select [MEMORY
STICK], appears on the screen.
To eject a “Memory Stick Duo”
Open the LCD panel, lightly push the
“Memory Stick Duo” in once.b Notes
Whe“Memory Stick
Duo,” be careful so that the “Memory Stick
Duo” does not pop out and drop.z Tips
The number of recordable images vary, depending on the image quality or the image size. For details, see page 70.
You can magnify images from about 1.1 to
10 times the original size with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons below the
LCD screen.
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a slower zoom. Move it further for a faster zoom.b Notes
Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom lever. If you move your finger off the power zoom lever, the operation sound of the power zoom lever may also be recorded.
You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.
The minimum possible distance between camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp focusin.) for wide angle afeet) for telephoto.
Number of recordable images
Zooming
Close view: (Telephoto)
Wider range of view: (Wide angle)
Shooting
Recording the images
Continued ,36
Recording the images (Continued)z Tips
You can set [DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 67) if you want to zoom to a level greater than 10 × when recording movies.
Soun4ch5.1ch surround sound and recorded.
Your camcorder has Dolby Digital 5.1
Creator installed for recording 5.1ch surround sound. Enjoy realistic sound when playinsupport
5.1ch surround sound.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, 5.1ch surround sound
Glossary (p. 130)b Notes
2ch when played back on your camcorder.
To enjoy the 5.1ch surround sound recorded with HD (high definition) image qualitdevice compatible with
5.1ch surround.
You can create a disc, which contains the movies recorded on your camcorder, on a computer using the suppliedisc on a 5.1ch surround system, you can enjoy realistic sound.
is displayed on the screen during 5.1ch recording/playback.
To record with a wireless microphone
By attaching the wireless microphone
(optional*) to the Active Interface Shoe
(p. 123), you can record distant sound.
This distant sound is allotted to the front center part of the 5.1ch surround sound, mixed with the soun4ch microphone, and recorded. You can enjoy more realistic sound by playing the movie on the device that supports 5.1ch surround sound.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of your wireless microphone.
* Optional wireless microphone is not available in all countries/regions.
Press (flash) repeatedly to select an appropriate setting.
No indication (Auto flash): Automatically flashesambient light.r
(Forced flash): Always uses the flash regardless of the surrounding brightness.r
(No flash): Records without flash.b Notes
The recommended distance to the subject when using the built-in flash is approximately 0.5 to
2.5 m (1 5/8 to 8 feet).
Remove any dust from the surface of the flash lamp before using it. Flash effect may be impaired if heat discoloration or res the lamp.
The flash charge lamp flickers while charging the flash, and remains lit when the battery charge is complete.
Recording sound with more presence (5.1ch surround recording)
Active
Interface Shoe
Built-in 4ch microphone
Using the flash
Flash
Flash charge lamp37
Shooting
If you use the flash in bright places such as when shooting a backlit subject, the flash may not be effective.
When attaching a conversion lens (optional) or a filter (optional) to your camcorder, the flash light does not emit light.z Tips
You can change thesetting [FLASH LEVEL] (p. 71), or you can prevent the redeye by setting [REDEYE
REDUC] (p. 71).
You can record high quality still images while recording a movie on the hard disk.
1 Press START/STOP to start movie recording.
2 Press PHOTO fully.
After you start recording, and before you finish, you can select up from your movie.
3 Press START/STOP to stop movie recording.
Stored still imagesimages are stored. When disappears, the image has been recorded.b Notes
When you record still images on a “Memory
Stick Duo,” do not eject the “Memory Stick
Duo” beforthe still images are stored on it.
You cannot use the flash during Dual Rec.z Tips
When the POWER switch is set to
(Moviebecomes
2.3M (16:9 wide) or 1.7M (4:3).
You can record still images during recordas when the POWER swcan also record with the flash.
Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to ON. ( appears.)b Notes
The NightShot and Super NightShot functions use infrared light. Therefore, do not cover the infrared port with your fingers or other objects. and remove the conversion lens (optional).
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 78) when it is hard to focus automatically.
Do not use the NightShot and Super NightShot functions in bright places. This may cause a malfunction.z Tips
To record an image brighter, use Super
NightShot function (p. 81). To record an image morecolors, use Color
Slow Shutter function (p. 81).
Recording high quality still images during movie recording
(Dual Rec)
Orange color boxes indicate the number of recorded images.
When recording is finished, the color changes to orange.
Recording in dark places
(NightShot)
Infrared port
Continued ,38
Recording the images (Continued)
To adjust the exposure for backlit subjects, press BACK LIGHT to display .. To cancel the back light function, press BACK
LIGHT again.
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees to the camcorder (1), then rotate it 180 degrees to the lens side (2).z Tips
A mirror-image of the subject appears on the
LCD screen, but the image will be normal when recorded.
Fast moving subjects and actions, which cannot be captured under the ordinary shooting conditions, can be shot in smooth moving slow-motion for about 3 seconds.
This is useful to shoot fast actions such as a golf or tennis swing.
1 Slide the POWER switch to turn on the camcorder.
2Press (HOME) A (or B) to display the HOME MENU.
3Touch (CAMERA).
4 Touch [SMTH SLW REC].
5 Press START/STOP.
An about 3 second-movie is recorded as a
12 second-slow-motion-movie.
When [Recording···] disappears, recording is finished.
Touch to cancel the smooth slow recording.
To select the start point
The default setting is [3sec AFTER].
1 Touch (OPTION) on the [SMTH
SLW REC] screen.
2Touch .
3 Touch [TIMING].
Select one of the following start points for recording.
Adjusting the exposure for backlit subjects
Recording in mirror mode
Recording the fast action in slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC)
(HOME) B
(HOME) A39
Shootingb Notes
Sounds cannot be recorded.
You can assign one menu item you use often to the camera control ring.
Since the focus adjustment is assigned to the camera control ring in the default settings, the operadjusting the focus using the ring.
1 Pmanual adjustment mode.
Pressing MANUAL switches the setting mode between automatic and manual.
2 Rotate the camera control ring to adjust the focus.
Items you can assign to the camera control ring
– [FOCUS] (p. 78)
– [EXPOSURE] (p. 79)
–[ A E S H I F T ] ( p .6 6 )
– [WB SHIFT] (p. 67)
To assign the menu items to the camera control ring
1 Press and hold MANUAL for a few seconds.
The [RING SETTING] screen appears.
2 Rotate the camera control ring and select Press MANUAL.z Tips
The functions of the items that can be assigned to the camera control ring are the same as those of menu operation.
If you select [RESET] while adjusting an item manually, all the items adjusted manually are reset to the default settings.
You can assign the menu item to the camera control ring in the HOME MENU by selecting
(SETTINGS) t [MOVIE SETTINGS]/
[PHOTO SETTINGS] t [RING SETTING]
(p. 68).
Controlling the image settings manually with the camera control ring
[3sec AFTER]
[3sec BEFORE]
Camera control ring40
Playback
Viewing the images
Slide the Pcamcorder.
Press (VIEW IMAGES) A (or B).
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to display the thumbnails.)
1 : Displays movies with HD (high definition) image quality.
2 : Displays movies with SD
(standard definition) image quality.
3 : Displays still images on the hard disk.
4 : Displays still images on a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
Lens cover
Closes in accordance with (VIEW IMAGES).
POWER switch
(VIEW IMAGES) A
(HOME) C
(VIEW IMAGES) B
(HOME) D
Previous
12 images
Next
12 images
Selects images by date
Appears with the imwas lastly played back/recorded (B for the still image recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo”).
Returns to the recording screen
(OPTION)
Returns to the recording screen41
Playback
On the VISUAL INDEX screen, movie to be played back.
To play back movies slowly
Touch / during pause.
To adjust the sound volume
Touch (OPTION) t tab t [VOLUME], then adjust the volume with / .z Tips
A touch of / makes the reverse/fast forward approximately 5 times faster, 2 touches makes it approximately 10 times faster, 3 touches makes it approximately 30 times faster, and 4 touches makes it approximately 60 times faster.
There is i on the movie you played the last time. If you touch the movie, you can play it back from the point you have stopped.
Playing movies
Beginning of the scene/previous scene
Ttouch
Next scene
Stop (go to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Reverse/ Forward
(OPTION)
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Continued ,42
Viewing the images (Continued)
On the VISUAL INDEX screen, still image to be played back.
Viewing still imagesmode using the (HOME) button
1Press (HOME) C (or D) when the power of the camcorder is on.
2 Touch (VIEW IMAGES) on the HOME MENU.
3 Touch [VISUAL INDEX].
Previous/Next
Go to the VISUAL
INDEX screen
(OPTION)
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Slide show (p. 43)43
Playback
You can magnify still images from about
1.1 to 5 times the original size.
Magnification can be adjusted with the power zoom lever or the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.
1 Play back the still images you want to magnify.
2 Magnify the still image with T
(Telephoto).
The screen is framed.
3 Touch the screen at the point you want to display in the center of the displayed frame.
4 Adjust the magnification with W (Wide angle)/T (Telephoto).
To cancel, touch .b Notes
You cannot change the zoom speed with the zoom buttons below the LCD screen.
Touch on the still image playback screen.
The slide show begins from the selected image.
Touch to stop the slide show. To restart, touch again.z Tips
You can set continuous slide show playback using [SLIDE SHOW SET] on (OPTION).
The default setting is [ON] (continuous playback).b Notes
You cannot operate playback zoom during slide sba(Slide show)
Playback44
Playing the image on a TV
Connection methods and quality of the image viewed on the TV screen diffeTV is connected, and the connectors used.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power source (p. 24).
Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the device to be connected.
You can make sure that you are connecting the TV correctly using [TV CONNECT
Guide] displayed on the LCD screen.
Jacks on your camcorder
Open the jack cover and connect the cable.
Your camcorder will advise you of the most advantageous way of connecting your TV.
1 Turn on your camcorder, and press (HOME).
2Touch (SELECT DEVICES).
3 Touch [TV CONNECT Guide].
4 Touch the option that is right for you on the screen.
Meanwhile, you can make the relevant connection between your camcorder and the TV.
Operation flow
Switch the input on the TV to the connected jack.
Refer to the instruction manuals of the
TV.r
Connect your ca[TV CONNECT Guide].r
Make the required output settings on your camcorder (page 45).
Selecting the most advantageous connection - TV
CONNECT Guide45
Playback
Images recorded with HD (high definition) image quality are played back with HD (high definition) image quality. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are played back with SD (standard definition) image quality.
Connecting to a high definition TV: Signal flow
Type Camcorder Cable TV HOME MENU setting
(SETTINGS) t
[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [COMPONENT] t
[1080i/576i] (p. 74)b Notes
An A/V connecting cable is also needed to output a udio signals. Connect the white and red plugs of the A/
V connecting cable to the audio input jack of your TV.t (p. 46)t (p. 45)
Input jacks on the TV
Component video cable
(supplied)
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
(Green) Y
(Blue) PB/CB
(Red) PR/CR
(Red)
(White)
(Yellow)
Continued ,46
Playing theNotes
Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
Images are not output from the HDMI OUT jack, if copyright protection signals are recorded in the images.
Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no sound or image) with this connection.
Do not connect the HDMI OUT jack of your camcorde r and HDdevice with the HDMI cable. This may cause a malfunction.: Signal flow
Type Camcorder Cable TV HOME MENU setting
HDMI cable (optional)47
Playback
Images recorded with HD (high definitiSD (standard definition) and played back. Images recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality are played back with SD (standard definition) image quality.
To set the aspect ratio according to the connected TV (16:9/4:3)
Set [TV TYPE] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to your TV (p. 74).b Notes
When you play back a movie recorded with SD (standard definition) image quality on a 4:3 TV that is not compatible with the 16:9 signal, display the HOME MENU, then select (SETTINGS) t [MOVIE
SETTINGS] t [WIDE SELECT] t [4:3] on your camcorder when recording an image (p. 67).
Connecting to a non-high-definition 16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TVt (p. 48) t (p. 48)t (p. 48)
Input jacks on the TV
Continued ,48
Playing theSignal flow
Type Camcorder Cable TV HOME MENU setting
(SETTINGS) t
[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [COMPONENT] t
[576i] (p. 74)
(SETTINGS) t
[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9]/
[4:3] (p. 74)b Notes
An A/V connecting cable is also needed to output a udio signals. Connect the white and red plugs of the A/
V connecting cable to the audio input jack of your TV.
(SETTINGS) t
[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9]/
[4:3] (p. 74)b Notes
When the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) is connec ted, audio signals are signals, connect the white and red plugs of an A/V connecting cable with the S VIDEO cable to the audio input jack of your TV.
This connection produces higher resolution images compared with the A/V connecting cable (Type ).
(SETTINGS) t
[OUTPUT SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9]/
[4:3] (p. 74)
Component video cable
(supplied)
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
(Green) Y
(Blue) PB/CB
(Red) PR/CR
(Red)
(White)
(Yellow)
A/V connecting cable with
S VIDEO (optional)
(Red)
(White)
(Yellow)
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
(Red)
(White)
(Yellow)49
Playback
When connecting to your TV via a VCR
Connect your camcorder VCR using the A/V connecting cable.
Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDyour TV is monauralaudio input jack)
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to the video input jack and connect the white (left channel) or red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack of your TV or VCR.
When you want to play the sound in monaural mode, use a connecting cable for that purpose.
If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor (EUROCONNECTOR)
Use a 21-pin adaptor (optional) to view playback images.b Notes
When the A/V connecting cas, images are output with SD (standard definition) image quality.z Tips
If you connect your camcorder to your TV using more than one type of cable to output images, the order of priority of the output component video t S VIDEO t audio/video.
HDMI (High Definition Multimediato send both video/audio signals. The
HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality images and digital audio.50
Saving images
Recorded imageshard disk of your camcorder. Due to the limithard disk, make sure that you save theexternalcomputer.
You can save the images recorded on the camcorder as described below.
By using tCD-ROM, the quality of your recorded images is maintained even when the image is saved on a disc.
You can rewrite movies with HD (high definition) image quality from the computer to your camcorder, if necessary.
Saving images using a computer
Creating a disc with One Touch
(One Touch Disc Burn)
You can save images recorded on the camcorder directly to a disc with ease. You can select a data type to be saved on a disc on the
HOME MENU (p. 76).
Saving images on a computer
(Easy PC Back-up)
You can save images recorded on the camcorder on the hard disk of a computer.
Creating a disc with selected images
You can save images copied to your computer on a disc. You can also edit those images.
See “First CD-ROM.
Saving images by connecting your camcorder to other devices
Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD devices
See “Dubbing to VCR or
DVD/HDD recorders” on page 58.51
Editing
Editing
(OTHERS) category
This category enables you to edit the images on the hard disk or a “Memory Stick
Duo.”
EDIT
You can edit the images on the hard disk or a “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 51, 52).
PLAYLIST EDIT
You can create and edit a Playlist (p. 54).
PRINT
You can print still images on a connected
PictBridge printer (p. 59).
Deleting images
You can free hard disk space by deleting image data from the camcorder.
You can check the free hard disk space of the camcorder using [ INFO] (p. 63).b Notes
Important data should be saved on external media
(p. 50).
Do not try to delete the files on the hard disk of the camcorder using a computer.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).
2Touch (OTHERS) t [EDIT].
3 Touch [ DELETE].
4 Touch [ DELETE],
[ DELETE], or [ DELETE], according to the type of image you want to delete.
Item list
(OTHERS) category
Deleting the images on the hard disk
Continued ,52
Deleting images (Continued)
5 Touch the image to be deleted.
The selected scene is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.
Toucscreen.
6Touch t [YES] t .
To delete all images of the same type
(ostep 4, touch [ DELETE ALL]/
[ DELETE ALL]/[ DELETE ALL] t [YES] t [YES] t .b Notes
Images cannot be restored once they are deleted.
If the deleted movie
(p. 54)from the
Playlist.
To delete all images recorded in the hard disk, and recover all the recordable space of hard disk, format the hard disk (p. 62).z Tips
You can select up to 100 images at one time.
You can delete an image when viewing it usingTurn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).
2Touch (OTHERS) t [EDIT].
3 Touch [ DELETE].
4 Touch [ DELETE].
5 Touch the still image to be deleted.
The selected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the still image on the LCD screen to confirm the still image.
Toucscreen.
Deleting the still images in the
“Memory Stick Duo”53
Editing
6Touch t [YES] t .
To delete all still images on the
“Memory Stick Duo”
In step 4, touch [ DELETE ALL] t
[YES] t [YES] t .b Notes
You cannot restore still images once they are deleted.
You cannot delete still images when a “Memory
Stick Duo” with the write-protect tab is set to the write-protect position (p. 112), or when the selected image is protected.z Tips
Youimages at one time.
You can delete a still image when viewing it using [DELETE] on (OPTION).
To delete all images recorded on the “Memory
Stick Duo,” format the “Memory Stick Duo”
(p. 62).
Copying still images
You can copy still images from the hard disk to a “Memory Stick Duo.”
Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” in your camcorder before the operation.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).
2Touch (OTHERS) t [EDIT].
3 Touch [ t COPY].
4 Touch the stiselected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.
Toucscreen.
5Touch t [YES].
Copying starts.
6 When [Completed.] appears, touch .
Continued ,54b Notes
Use the AC Adaptor as the pcamcorder from copying.
Do not your camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during copying.
It may take long when there are many stilcannot copy still images on a “Memory
Stick Duo” to the hard disk.z Tips
Youimages at one time.
You can copy a still image w] on (OPTION).
Creating the Playlist
A Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of the movies that you have selected. The original scenes are not changed even though you edit or delete the scenes in the
Playlist.
Playlist Glossary (p.130)b Notes
Images with HD (high definition) image quality and SD (standard definition) image quality are added to an individual Playlist.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).
2Touch (OTHERS) t
[PLAYLIST EDIT].
3 Touch [ ADD] or [ ADD].
4 Touch tPlaylist.
.
The selected scene is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.
Toucscreen.
Copying still images (Continued)55
Editing
5Touch t [YES] t .b Notes
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while editing the
Playlist. It may damage the hard disk.
You cannot add sTips
You can add a maximum of 999 movies with
HD (high definition) image quality, or 99 movies with SD (standard definition) image quality to the Playlist.
You can add a movie when viewing it using
[ ADD] or [ ADD] on (OPTION).
You can copy tis, by using the supplied software (p. 84).
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).
2Touch (VIEW IMAGES) t
[PLAYLIST].
The Playlist screen appears.
3 Touch the or tab to select the image type to be played.
4 Touch the scene from which you want to playback.
The Playlist is played back from the selected scene to the end, then the scrscreen.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).
2Touch (OTHERS) t
[PLAYLIST EDIT].
3 Touch [ ERASE] or
[ ERASE].
4 Select tthe list.
The selected scene is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.
Toucscreen.
5Touch t [YES] t .
Playing the Playlist
Erasing unnecessary scenes from the Playlist
Continued ,56
Creating the Playlist (Continued)
T o erase all the scenes from the Playlist
In step 3, touch [A L L ] t [YES] t [YES] t
.z Tips
The original scenes are not changed even if you erase the scenes from the Playlist.
1 Turn on your camcorder, then press (HOME).
2Touch (OTHERS) t
[PLAYLIST EDIT].
3 Touch [ MOVE] or [ MOVE].
4 Select the scene to be moved.
The selected scene is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.
Toucscreen.
5Touch .
6 Select the destination with [T]/
[t].
Press and hold the image on the LCD screen to confirm the image.
7Touch t [YES] t .z Tips
When you select multiple scenes, the scenes are moved following the order appeared in the
Playlist.
Changing the order within the
Playlist
Destination bar57
Dubbing/printing
Dubbing/printing
(SELECT DEVICES) category
This category camcorder connected to other devices.
COMPUTER
Your cayour computer (p. 84).
TV CONNECT Guide
Your camcorder advises you of the most advantageous way of connecting your TV to view images on the TV (p. 44).
PRINTER
You can print still images on a connected
PictBridge printer (p. 59).
Dubbing images
By connecting your camcorder to a VCR,
DVD/HDD recorder, or a computer, you can dub ima

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