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Digital Video Camera Recorder
Handycam Handbook
DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82/
SR200/SR300
© 2007 Sony Corporation
Enjoying your
camcorder
8
Getting Started
12
Recording/
Playback
20
Editing
38
Customizing your
camcorder
52
Performing with
a computer
73
Troubleshooting
94
Additional Information
108
Utilizing recording
media
49
Quick Reference
118
2
Read this before operating your camcorder
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference.
Your camcorder is supplied with two
kinds of operations guides.
For operating and handling the camcorder,
refer to “Operating Guide” and “Handycam
Handbook” (PDF/this Handbook).
Types of “Memory Stick” you can use
in your camcorder
You can use “Memory Stick Duo” marked
with or
(p. 111).
“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.
• Do not attach a label or the like on a
“Memory Stick Duo” or a Memory Stick
Duo Adaptor.
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
On using the camcorder
Do not hold the camcorder by the
following parts.
The camcorder is not dustproofed,
dripproofed or waterproofed. See “About
handling of your camcorder” (p. 114).
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. 17) or the access lamp (p. 23,
27) is on:
to remove the battery pack or AC
Adaptor from the camcorder.
– to apply mechanical shock or vibration to
the camcorder.
Before connecting your camcorder to
another device with a USB cable etc., be
sure to insert the connector plug in the
proper direction. If you insert the
connector plug forcibly in the wrong
direction, the terminal may be damaged,
or this may cause a malfunction of your
camcorder.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the
Handycam Station holding both the
camcorder and the DC plug.
Be sure to turn the POWER switch to
OFF (CHG), when you set the camcorder
onto the Handycam Station or remove the
camcorder from it.
Notes on use
LCD screen Battery
3
About menu items, LCD panel and lens
A menu item that is grayed out is not
available under the current recording or
playback conditions.
The LCD screen is 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.
These points are normal results of the
manufacturing process and do not affect
the recording in any way.
Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to
direct sunlight for long periods of time
may cause malfunctions.
Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might
cause your camcorder to malfunction.
Take images of the sun only in low light
conditions, such as at dusk.
On recording
Before starting to record, test the
recording function to make sure the image
and sound are recorded without any
problems.
Compensation for the contents of
recordings cannot be provided, even if
recording or playback is not possible due
to a malfunction of the camcorder,
recording media, etc.
TV color systems differ depending on the
countries/regions. To view your
recordings on a TV, you need a NTSC
system-based TV.
Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the copyright laws.
You cannot play back both movies and
still images other than the images
recorded with your camcorder. You also
cannot play back images recorded with
other DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82/SR200/
SR300.
About language setting
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 this Handbook
The LCD screens and indicators shown in
this Handbook were taken with a digital
still camera, and may look different from
what you actually see.
Design and specifications of recording
media and other accessories are subject to
change without notice.
Unless otherwise specially indicated,
illustrations in this Handbook are based
on DCR-SR300.
About the Carl Zeiss lens
Your camcorder is equipped with a Carl
Zeiss lens, which was developed jointly by
Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony
Corporation, and produces superior images.
It adopts the MTF measurement system for
video cameras and offers a quality typical
of a Carl Zeiss lens.
Also, the lens for DCR-SR200/SR300 is
T -coated to suppress unwanted
reflections, then faithfully reproduce colors.
MTF = Modulation Transfer Function. The
number value indicates the amount of light
from a subject coming into the lens.
Black point
White, red, blue or
green point
4
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 the
image data on a disc such as DVD-R using your
computer (p. 77). Also, you can save your
image data using a VCR, or a DVD/HDD
recorder (p. 45).
It is recommended that you save your image
data periodically, after recording.
Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder
The hard disk of the camcorder may not be
recognized, or recording or playback may not be
possible.
Especially, during recording/playback, do not
apply shock. After recording, do not apply
vibration or shock to the camcorder, 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. 64). When a drop occurs, or under a
non-gravity condition, the block noise to protect
the camcorder may also be recorded. If the drop
sensor catches a drop repeatedly, recording/
playback may be stopped.
Notes on battery pack/AC Adaptor
While the ACCESS lamp is lit, be sure to avoid
the following. They may cause malfunctions.
Removing the battery pack
Removing the AC Adaptor (while charging
the battery pack using the AC Adaptor)
Be sure 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 able to record or play back on the
camcorder, due to the protection features of the
camcorder being activated in such situations. In
this case, a message appears on the LCD screen
(p. 104).
When the camcorder is connected to a
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 perform [ FORMAT] (p.49) or
formatting the hard disk of the camcorder, you
may not delete data from the hard disk
completely. When you transfer the camcorder, it
is recommended that you perform
[ EMPTY] (p.51) to prevent the recovery of
your data.
In addition to the above, when you dispose of
the camcorder, it is recommended that you
destroy the actual body 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 your images on some type
of external media first (p. 37), and then perform
[ FORMAT] (p. 49).
Fragmentation 1 Glossary (p. 127)
5
Table of Contents
Read this before operating your
camcorder .......................................2
Notes on using the Hard Disk Drive
Handycam ......................................4
Subject examples and solutions .....7
Operation flow ................................8
HOME” and OPTION”
- Taking advantage of two types of
menus .............................................9
Step 1: Checking supplied
items ................................... 12
Step 2: Charging the battery
pack ....................................13
Step 3: Turning the power on, and
setting the date and time ....17
Changing the language
setting ....................................... 18
Step 4: Preparing for recording ....19
Recording and playback with ease
(Easy Handycam operation) .........20
Recording .....................................23
Zooming .................................... 25
Recording sound with more
presence (5.1ch surround
recording) (DCR-SR200/SR300)
................................................... 25
Using the flash (DCR-SR200/
SR300) ...................................... 26
Capturing high quality still images
during movie recording (Dual Rec)
(DCR-SR200/SR300) ................. 26
Recording still images on a
“Memory Stick Duo” .................. 27
Recording in dark places
(NightShot plus/NightShot) ....... 27
Adjusting the exposure for backlit
subjects ..................................... 28
Recording in mirror mode ......... 28
Selecting the aspect ratio (16:9 or
4:3) of the recording image ...... 28
Recording the fast action in slow-
motion (SMTH SLW REC) (DCR-
SR200/SR300) ........................... 29
Playback .......................................31
Using PB zoom ......................... 33
Searching for desired images by
date (Date Index) ...................... 33
Playing back a series of still images
(Slide show) .............................. 34
Playing the image on a TV ............35
Saving images ..............................37
(OTHERS) category ................38
Deleting images ............................38
Dividing a movie ...........................40
Copying still images ......................41
Creating the Playlist ......................42
Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD
recorders .......................................45
Printing recorded images (PictBridge
compliant printer) ..........................46
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY)
category ........................................49
Formatting the hard disk or the
“Memory Stick Duo” ......................49
Checking the hard disk
information ....................................50
Preventing data on the hard disk of
the camcorder from being recovered
.......................................................51
Enjoying your camcorder
Getting Started
Recording/Playback
Editing
Utilizing recording media
6
What you can do with the
(SETTINGS) category of the
HOME MENU ............................... 52
Using the HOME MENU ............ 52
List of the (SETTINGS) category
items .......................................... 53
MOVIE SETTINGS ....................... 54
(Items for recording movies)
PHOTO SETTINGS ..................... 57
(Items for recording still images)
VIEW IMAGES SET ..................... 60
(Items to customize the display)
SOUND/DISP SET ....................... 61
(Items to adjust beep and the
screen)
OUTPUT SETTINGS ................... 62
(Items for when connecting other
devices)
CLOCK/ LANG .......................... 63
(Items to set clock and language)
GENERAL SET ............................ 64
(Other setup items)
Activating functions using the
OPTION MENU ....................... 65
Using the OPTION MENU ......... 65
Recording items on the OPTION
MENU ........................................ 66
Viewing items on the OPTION
MENU ........................................ 66
Functions set in
the OPTION MENU ...................... 67
What you can do with Windows
computer ...................................... 73
System requirements ................... 74
Installing the software .................. 75
Creating a DVD with One Touch
...................................................... 77
Importing images to a computer ... 81
Deleting images recorded on the
camcorder through the computer
...................................................... 85
Viewing images imported to a
computer ...................................... 86
Editing the imported images ......... 88
Creating and copying a DVD ........ 90
Manipulating still images .............. 93
Troubleshooting ............................ 94
Warning indicators and
messages ................................... 104
Using your camcorder abroad .... 108
Files on the camcorder hard disk/
folder structure ........................... 110
Maintenance and precautions .... 111
Identifying parts and controls ..... 118
Indicators displayed during
recording/playback ..................... 123
Glossary ..................................... 127
Index ...........................................128
Customizing your camcorder
Performing with a computer
Troubleshooting
Additional Information
Quick Reference
7
Subject examples and solutions
*DCR-SR200/SR300
** DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82
Checking your golf
swing
Getting a good
shot of a ski slope
or beach
BSMTH SLW REC* ......................29
BSPORTS** ............................... 69
BBacklight ...................................28
BBEACH.......................................69
BSNOW .......................................69
Capturing still
images during
movie recording
A child on the
stage under a spot
light
BDual Rec*..................................26 BSPOTLIGHT...............................69
Flowers in close-
up
Fireworks with all
its splendor
BPORTRAIT .................................69
BFOCUS.......................................67
BTELE MACRO.............................67
BFIREWORKS..............................69
BFOCUS.......................................67
Focusing on the
dog on the left
side of the screen
A sleeping child
under dim light
BFOCUS.......................................67
BSPOT FOCUS.............................67
BNightShot plus** ......................27
BNightShot*................................27
BCOLOR SLOW SHTR .................70
8
Enjoying your camcorder
Operation flow
BGet ready (p. 12).
BShoot using your camcorder (p. 23).
Movies are recorded on the hard disk, and still images are
recorded on either the hard disk or a “Memory Stick Duo.”
BPlay back the images.
xViewing on the LCD screen of your camcorder (p. 31)
xViewing on the TV connected to your camcorder
(p. 35)
BSave recorded images.
xSaving images on a DVD using a computer (p. 77)
xImporting images to a computer (p. 81)
xDubbing images on VCR or DVD/HDD recorders (p. 45)
BDelete images.
If the hard disk of your camcorder is full, you cannot
record new images. Delete the image data that has been
saved on your camcorder. If you delete the images, you can
record new images on the free hard disk space again.
xDeleting the selected images (p. 38)
xDeleting all the images ([ FORMAT], p. 49)
9
Enjoying your camcorder
Enjoying your camcorder
HOME” and “ OPTION
- Taking advantage of two types of menus
BCategories and items of the HOME MENU
(CAMERA) category
(VIEW IMAGES) category
(OTHERS) category
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY) category
(SETTINGS) category
To customize your camcorder (p. 52)*.
*You can also set these items during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 20). For the items
available in the (SETTINGS) category, see
page 53.
**DCR-SR200/SR300
HOME MENU” - the starting point for operations with your
camcorder
(HELP)
Displays a description of the item (p. 10)
Category
Item Page
MOVIE*24
PHOTO*24
SMTH SLW REC** 29
Item Page
VISUAL INDEX*31
PLAYLIST 42
Item Page
DELETE*38
EDIT 40, 41
PLAYLIST EDIT 42
PRINT 46
COMPUTER 73
Item Page
FORMAT*49
FORMAT*50
INFO 50
10
1While pressing the green button
in the center, turn the POWER
switch in the direction of the
arrow to turn on the power.
2Press (HOME) A (or B).
3Touch the desired category.
Example: (OTHERS) category
4Touch the desired item.
Example: [EDIT]
5Follow the guide on the screen for
further operation.
To hide the HOME MENU screen
Touch .
BWhen you want to know something
about the function of each item on
the HOME MENU - HELP
1Press (HOME).
The HOME MENU appears.
2Touch (HELP).
The bottom of the (HELP) button
turns orange.
Using the HOME MENU
(HOME) A
(HOME) B
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Enjoying your camcorder
3Touch 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) again in step 2.
Just a touch on the screen during shooting
or playback displays the functions available
at that moment. You will find it easy to
make various settings. See page 65 for
further details.
Using the OPTION MENU
(OPTION)
12
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. 13)
Power cord (1) (p. 13)
Handycam Station (1) (p. 13)
A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 35, 45)
USB cable (1) (p. 46, 78, 81)
Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 122)
(except for DCR-SR42)
A button-type lithium battery is already installed.
Rechargeable battery pack
NP-FH40 (1) (p. 13, 112)
(DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82)
NP-FH60 (1) (p. 13, 112)
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
CD-ROM “Handycam Application
Software” (1) (p. 73)
Picture Motion Browser (Software)
Handycam Handbook (This Handbook)
Operating Guide (1)
13
Getting Started
Step 2: Charging the battery pack
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (H series) (p. 112) after
attaching it to your camcorder.
bNotes
Your camcorder operates only with an
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (H series).
1Attach the battery pack by sliding
it in the direction of the arrow
until it clicks.
2Turn the POWER switch in the
direction of the arrow to OFF
(CHG) (The default setting).
3Connect the AC Adaptor to the
DC IN jack on the Handycam
Station.
Be sure that the v mark on the DC plug
is facing up.
4Connect the power cord to the AC
Adaptor and the wall outlet.
5Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station securely.
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and
charging starts.
The CHG (charge) lamp turns off when
the battery pack is fully charged.
When setting the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, close the DC IN jack
cover.
1
2
3
4
55
POWER
switch
DC IN jack
DC plug
AC Adaptor
Power cord
To the wall outlet
CHG
(charge)
lamp
Battery
14
To charge the battery pack using only
the AC Adaptor
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG),
then connect the AC Adaptor directly to the
DC IN jack on the camcorder.
bNotes
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the DC IN
jack holding both the camcorder and the DC
plug.
To remove the battery pack
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
Slide the BATT (battery) release lever and
remove the battery pack.
bNotes
When you remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor, make sure that the (Movie) lamp/
(Still) lamp (p. 23) is turned off.
To remove your camcorder from the
Handycam Station
Turn off the power, then remove the
camcorder from the Handycam Station
holding both.
When storing the battery pack
Fully discharge the battery before storing it
for an extended period (see page 113 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 recordable
time 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.
POWER switch DC IN jack
CHG (charge)
lamp
DC plug
Battery pack
AC Adaptor
To the wall outlet
Open the
jack cover
Power cord
BATT (battery)
release lever
15
Getting Started
Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when
you fully charge a fully discharged battery
pack.
*DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82
** DCR-SR200/SR300
Recording time
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
DCR-SR42:
DCR-SR62/SR82:
DCR-SR200:
DCR-SR300:
Battery pack Charging time
NP-FH40
(supplied*)
125
NP-FH50 135
NP-FH60
(supplied**)
135
NP-FH70 170
NP-FH100 390
Battery pack
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time*
NP-FH40
(supplied)
105 50
NP-FH50 125 60
NP-FH70 270 135
NP-FH100 615 305
Remaining battery (approx.)
Recording capacity (approx.)
Battery pack
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time*
NP-FH40
(supplied)
90 45
100 50
NP-FH50 105 50
115 55
NP-FH70 230 115
245 120
NP-FH100 525 260
565 280
Battery pack
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time*
NP-FH50 85 40
90 45
NP-FH60
(supplied)
115 55
120 60
NP-FH70 185 90
195 95
NP-FH100 425 210
450 225
Battery pack
Continuous
recording
time
Typical
recording
time*
NP-FH50 70 35
75 35
NP-FH60
(supplied)
95 45
100 50
NP-FH70 155 75
165 80
NP-FH100 365 180
385 190
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*Typical recording time shows the time when
you repeat recording start/stop, turning the
power on/off and zooming.
bNotes
All times measured with recording mode [SP]
under the following conditions:
Top: When the LCD backlight turns on.
Bottom: When the LCD backlight turns off
(except for DCR-SR42).
Playback time
Approximate time (min.) available when
you use a fully charged battery pack.
DCR-SR42:
DCR-SR62/SR82:
DCR-SR200:
DCR-SR300:
*When the LCD backlight is on.
On the battery pack
Before changing the battery pack, turn the
POWER switch to OFF (CHG) and turn off the
(Movie) lamp/ (Still) lamp (p. 23).
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during
charging, or Battery Info (p. 14) will not be
correctly displayed under the following
conditions:
The battery pack is not attached correctly.
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 the AC Adaptor is connected to the
DC IN jack of your camcorder or the Handycam
Station, even when the power cord is
disconnected from the wall outlet.
When attaching an optional video light, it is
recommended that you use an NP-FH70/FH100
battery pack (except for DCR-SR42).
We do not recommend using an NP-FH30,
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 (77 °F) (10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F) is
recommended).
The available recording and playback time will
be shorter when you use your camcorder in low
temperatures.
The available recording and playback time will
be shorter depending on the conditions under
which you use your camcorder.
Battery pack Playback time
NP-FH40
(supplied)
120
NP-FH50 140
NP-FH70 300
NP-FH100 695
Battery pack Playback time*
NP-FH40
(supplied)
110
NP-FH50 130
NP-FH70 280
NP-FH100 635
Battery pack Playback time*
NP-FH50 125
NP-FH60
(supplied)
165
NP-FH70 270
NP-FH100 615
Battery pack Playback time*
NP-FH50 120
NP-FH60
(supplied)
160
NP-FH70 255
NP-FH100 590
17
Getting Started
On the AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet when using the AC
Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the
wall outlet immediately if any malfunction
occurs while using your camcorder.
Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow
space, such as between a wall and furniture.
Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic
objects. This may cause a malfunction.
Even if your camcorder is turned off, AC power
(house current) is still supplied to it while
connected to the wall outlet via the AC Adaptor.
Step 3: Turning the
power on, and 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.
1While pressing the green button,
turn the POWER switch
repeatedly in the direction of the
arrow until the respective lamp
lights up.
(Movie): To record movies
(Still): To record still images
The [CLOCK SET] screen appears.
2Select the desired geographical
area with v/V, then touch [NEXT].
POWER switch
Lens cover
Touch the button on
the LCD screen.
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3Set [DST SET] or [SUMMERTIME],
then touch [NEXT].
4Set [Y] (year) with v/V.
5Select [M] with b/B, then set the
month with v/V.
6Set [D] (day), hour and minute in
the same way, then touch [NEXT].
7Make sure that the clock is
correctly set, then touch .
The clock starts.
You can set any year up to the year
2037.
For midnight, set it to 12:00 AM.
For midday, set it to 12:00 PM.
To turn off the power
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
To reset the date and time
Touch (HOME) t (SETTINGS)
t [CLOCK/ LANG] t [CLOCK
SET], and set the date and time.
bNotes
If you do not use your camcorder for about 3
months, the built-in rechargeable battery gets
discharged and the date and time settings may
be cleared from the memory. In that case,
charge the built-in rechargeable battery and then
set the date and time again (p. 116).
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 (DCR-SR200/SR300). It
closes when the playback screen is selected, or
the 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
approximately 5 minutes, to save battery power
([A.SHUT OFF], p. 64).
zTips
The date and time does not appear during
recording, but they are automatically recorded
on the hard disk, and can be displayed during
playback ([DATA CODE], p. 60).
Refer to page 109 for information concerning
“World time difference.”
If the buttons on the touch panel do not work
correctly, adjust the touch panel
(CALIBRATION) (p. 115).
You can change the on-screen displays to
show messages in a specified language.
Touch (HOME) t (SETTINGS)
t [CLOCK/ LANG] t
[ LANGUAGE SET], then select the
desired language.
Changing the language setting
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Getting Started
Step 4: Preparing for recording
Slide the lens cover switch to open.
zTips
When you finish recording or when you
playback images, close the lens cover.
For DCR-SR200/SR300, the lens cover opens
and closes automatically.
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 (except for
DCR-SR42)
Press and hold DISP/BATT INFO for a few
seconds until appears.
This setting is practical when you use your
camcorder in bright conditions or when you
want to save battery power. The recorded
image will not be affected by the setting. To
turn on the LCD backlight, press and hold
DISP/BATT INFO for a few seconds until
disappears.
bNotes
Do not press the buttons on the LCD frame
accidentally when you open or adjust the LCD
panel.
zTips
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.
Touch (HOME) t (SETTINGS) t
[SOUND/DISP SET] t [LCD BRIGHT]
(p. 61), and adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
The information is displayed or hidden (display
y no display) each time you press DISP/
BATT INFO.
Fasten the grip belt and hold your
camcorder correctly.
Opening the lens cover
manually (DCR-SR42/SR62/
SR82)
Adjusting the LCD panel
Lens cover switch
190 degrees to the
camcorder
2180 degrees
(max.)
290 degrees
(max.)
DISP/BATT INFO Fastening the grip belt
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Recording/Playback
Recording and playback with ease
(Easy Handycam operation)
Easy Handycam operation makes nearly all settings automatic so that you can perform
recording or playback operation without detailed settings. It also makes screen font size larger
for easy viewing.
1Turn the POWER
switch G until the
(Movie) lamp lights up.
2Press EASY A.
3Press START/STOP H (or E) to
start recording.*
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
Still images are recorded on the hard disk in
the default setting. You can change the
recording media of still images to a
“Memory Stick Duo” (p. 27).
1Turn the POWER
switch G until the
(Still) lamp lights up.
2Press EASY A.
3
Press PHOTO F lightly to adjust
the focus
A
(a beep sounds), then
press it fully
B
(a shutter click
sounds).**
*The setting of [REC MODE] is fixed to [SP] (p. 54).
** The setting of [ QUALITY] is fixed to [FINE] (p. 58).
Open the lens cover
(DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82) (p. 19)
If the POWER switch is set to OFF (CHG),
turn it while pressing the green button.
Recording movies
appears on
the LCD screen.
[STBY] b [REC]
Recording still images
appears on
the LCD screen.
Flashing b Lights up
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Recording/Playback
1Turn the POWER switch G to turn on your camcorder.
2Press (VIEW IMAGES) I (or D) button
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to
display the thumbnails.)
1 :Displays movies.
2 :Displays still images on the hard disk.
3 :Displays still images on a “Memory Stick Duo.”
3Start playback.
Movies:
Touch the tab and the movie to be played back.
*The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 60).
Playing back recorded movies/still images
Returns to the
recording screen
Previous 6 images
Next 6 images
Returns to the
recording screen
Appears with the image on each of the tab that was lastly played back/
recorded (B for the still image).
Searches for images
by date (p. 33)
Stop (go to the
VISUAL INDEX
screen)
Beginning of the
movie/previous
movie
Return (to the
VISUAL INDEX
screen)
Toggles Play or Pause as you touch
Next movie
Reverse/ Forward
The recording date/
time*
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z Tips
When playback from the selected movie reaches the last movie, the screen returns to the VISUAL INDEX
screen.
You can slow down the playback speed by touching / during pause.
You can adjust volume by selecting (HOME) t (SETTINGS) t [SOUND SETTINGS] t
[VOLUME], then with / .
Still images:
Touch the , or tab and the still image to be played back.
*The setting of [DATA CODE] is fixed to [DATE/TIME] (p. 60).
To cancel Easy Handycam operation
Press EASY A again. disappears
from the LCD screen.
Menu settings during Easy Handycam
operation
Press (HOME) C (or B) to display
the menu items available for setup changes
(p. 9, 53).
bNotes
Most of the menu items automatically return to
the default settings. The settings of some menu
items are fixed. For details, see page 95.
You cannot use (OPTION) menu.
Cancel Easy Handycam operation if you want to
add effects to images or change settings.
Invalid buttons during Easy Handycam
operation
You cannot use some buttons/functions
during Easy Handycam operation since
they are automatically set (p. 95). If you set
an invalid operation, [Invalid during Easy
Handycam operation] may appears.
Go to the VISUAL
INDEX screen
Return (to the
VISUAL INDEX
screen)
Slideshow (p. 34)
The recording
date/time*
Previous/Next
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Recording/Playback
Recording/Playback
Recording
bNotes
If the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing after
recording is finished, it means data is still being
written onto the hard disk or “Memory Stick
Duo.” Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not remove the battery or AC
Adaptor.
The maximum continuous recordable time is
approximately 13 hours.
When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next
movie file is created automatically.
zTips
You can check the free hard disk space by
touching (HOME) t (MANAGE
HDD/MEMORY) t [ INFO] (p. 50).
POWER switch A
PHOTO F
(HOME) D
START/STOP C
START/STOP B
Lens cover
Open the lens cover before
recording (DCR-SR42/
SR62/SR82) (p. 19)
(HOME) E
ACCESS lamp
(Hard disk)
(Movie) lamp /
(Still) lamp
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You can record movies on the hard disk of
your camcorder. For the recordable time,
see page 54.
1Turn the POWER switch A until
the (Movie) lamp lights up.
2Press START/STOP B (or C).
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
You can record still images on the hard disk
of your camcorder in the default setting. To
record still images on a “Memory Stick
Duo,” change the recording media. For the
number of recordable still images, see
page 57.
1Turn the POWER switch A until
the (Still) lamp lights up.
2Press PHOTO F lightly to adjust
the focus A (a beep sounds),
then press it fully B (a shutter
click sounds).
When disappears, the image has
been recorded.
To switch the shooting mode using the
(HOME) D (or E) button
On the HOME MENU, touch
(CAMERA) t [MOVIE] or [PHOTO].
To capture high resolution still images
during recording a movie (Dual Rec)
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
t For details, see page 26.
To change the recording media of still
images
t For details, see page 27.
Recording movies
[STBY] b [REC]
Recording still images
Flashing b Lights up
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Recording/Playback
You can zoom in up to the magnifications
shown in the following table.
(optical zoom)
You can adjust the magnifications with the
power zoom lever or the zoom buttons on
the LCD frame.
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a
slower zoom. Move it further for a faster
zoom.
bNotes
[STEADYSHOT] may not reduce image
blurring as desired when the power zoom lever
is set to the T (Telephoto) side (except for DCR-
SR300).
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 lever
may also be recorded.
You cannot change the zoom speed with the
zoom buttons on the LCD frame.
The minimum possible distance between
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for
telephoto.
zTips
Using [DIGITAL ZOOM] (p. 55) let you zoom
in further than the magnification shown in the
table.
Sound picked up by the built-in microphone
is converted to 5.1ch surround sound and
recorded.
Your camcorder has Dolby Digital 5.1
Creator installed for recording 5.1ch
surround sound. Enjoy realistic sound when
playing the movie on devices that support
5.1ch surround sound.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, 5.1ch surround sound
1 Glossary (p. 127)
bNotes
5.1ch sound is converted to 2ch when played back
on your camcorder.
is displayed on the screen during 5.1ch
recording/playback.
Zooming
DCR-SR42 40 ×
DCR-SR62/SR82 25 ×
DCR-SR200/SR300 10 ×
Close view: (Telephoto)
Wider range of view:
(Wide angle)
Recording sound with more
presence (5.1ch surround
recording) (DCR-SR200/SR300)
Built-in
microphone
Recording/Playback
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Press (flash) repeatedly to select an
appropriate setting.
No indication (Auto flash): Automatically
flashes when there is insufficient ambient
light.
r
(Forced flash): Always uses the flash
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
r
(No flash): Records without flash.
bNotes
The recommended distance to the subject when
using the built-in flash is approximately 0.3 to
2.5 m (1 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 dust obscures
the lamp.
The flash charge lamp flickers while charging
the flash, and remains lit when the battery
charge is complete.
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.
zTips
You can change the brightness of the flash by
setting [FLASH LEVEL] (p. 59), or you can
prevent the redeye by setting [REDEYE
REDUC] (p. 59).
You can capture high quality still images
while recording a movie on the hard disk.
1Turn the POWER switch until the
(Movie) lamp lights up, then press START/
STOP to start movie recording.
2Press PHOTO fully.
After you start recording, and before you
finish, you can capture up to 3 frames of
still images from your movie.
3Press START/STOP to stop movie
recording.
Captured still images appear one by one,
and the images are recorded. When
disappears, the image has been recorded.
bNotes
When you record still images on a “Memory
Stick Duo,” do not eject the “Memory Stick
Duo” before recording a movie is finished and
the still images are recorded on it.
You cannot use the flash during Dual Rec.
Using the flash (DCR-SR200/
SR300)
Flash
Flash charge
lamp
Capturing high quality still
images during movie recording
(Dual Rec) (DCR-SR200/SR300)
Orange color
boxes indicate the
number of
captured images.
When capturing is
finished, the color
changes to orange.
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Recording/Playback
zTips
Still images are recorded in the following sizes
with Dual Rec.
DCR-SR200:
2.3M (16:9 (wide))
–1.7M (4:3)
DCR-SR300:
4.6M (16:9 (wide))
–3.4M (4:3)
You can record still images during recording
standby in the same way as when the POWER
switch is set to (Still). You can also record
with the flash.
You can change the recording media of still
images to a “Memory Stick Duo.” In the
default setting, still images are recorded on
the hard disk of the camcorder.
You can use only a “Memory Stick Duo”
marked with or
(p. 111).
Open the LCD panel, then insert the
“Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory
Stick Duo slot in the right direction until it
clicks.
To change the recording media of still
images
1Touch (OPTION) t tab t
[STILL MEDIA].
2Select 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.
bNotes
Do not try to force the “Memory Stick Duo” out.
Doing so may result in damage.
When the ACCESS lamp is lit or flashing, your
camcorder is reading/writing data. Do not shake
or knock your camcorder, turn the power off,
eject the “Memory Stick Duo,” or remove the
battery pack. Otherwise, image data may be
damaged.
If you insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the
slot in the wrong direction, the “Memory Stick
Duo,” the “Memory Stick Duo” slot, or image
data may be damaged.
zTips
The number of recordable images varies
depending on the image quality or the image
size. For details, see page 57.
DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82:
Set the NIGHTSHOT PLUS switch to ON.
( appears.)
Recording still images on a
“Memory Stick Duo”
ACCESS lamp
(“Memory Stick Duo”)
Recording in dark places
(NightShot plus/NightShot)
Infrared port
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bNotes
The NightShot plus and Super NightShot plus
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. 67)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
Do not use the NightShot plus and Super
NightShot plus functions in bright places. This
may cause a malfunction.
zTips
To record an image brighter, use Super
NightShot plus function (p. 70). To record an
image more faithfully to the original colors, use
Color Slow Shutter function (p. 70).
DCR-SR200/SR300:
Set the NIGHTSHOT switch to ON. (
appears.)
bNotes
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. 67)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
Do not use the NightShot and Super NightShot
functions in bright places. This may cause a
malfunction.
zTips
To record an image brighter, use Super
NightShot function (p. 70). To record an image
more faithfully to the original colors, use Color
Slow Shutter function (p. 70).
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).
zTips
A mirror-image of the subject appears on the
LCD screen, but the image will be normal when
recorded.
To select the aspect ratio of the
movies
DCR-SR42:
1Turn the POWER switch until the
(Movie) lamp lights up.
NIGHT SHOT
OFF
ON
Infrared port
Adjusting the exposure for
backlit subjects
Recording in mirror mode
Selecting the aspect ratio (16:9
or 4:3) of the recording image
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Recording/Playback
2On the HOME MENU, touch
(SETTINGS) t [MOVIE
SETTINGS] t [WIDE SELECT] t
[4:3] or [16:9 WIDE] (p. 54).
DCR-SR62/SR82/SR200/SR300:
1Turn the POWER switch until the
(Movie) lamp lights up.
2Press WIDE SELECT repeatedly to
select the desired screen aspect ratio.
bNotes
Differences in the angle of view between 16:9
(wide) and 4:3 vary depending on the zoom
position.
When you view the movie on a TV, set [TV
TYPE] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to your TV
(16:9/4:3) (p. 62).
When you view 16:9 (wide) images with [TV
TYPE] set to [4:3], they may appear rough
depending on subjects.
To select the aspect ratio of the still
images (except for DCR-SR42)
1Turn the POWER switch until the
(Still) lamp lights up.
The aspect ratio changes to 4:3
automatically.
2Press WIDE SELECT repeatedly to
select the desired screen aspect ratio.
bNotes
For DCR-SR62/SR82, the size of still images is
[ 0.7M] (16:9 (wide)) or [1.0M] (4:3) at
maximum.
For DCR-SR200, the size of still images is
[ 3.0M] (16:9 (wide)) or [4.0M] (4:3) at
maximum.
For DCR-SR300, the size of still images is
[ 4.6M] (16:9 (wide)) or [6.1M] (4:3) at
maximum.
zTips
For the number of recordable still images, see
page 57.
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.
1Turn the POWER switch to turn on the
camcorder.
2Press (HOME) A (or B) to display
the HOME MENU.
3Touch (CAMERA).
4Touch [SMTH SLW REC].
Recording the fast action in
slow-motion (SMTH SLW REC)
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
(HOME) B
(HOME) A
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5Press 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 change the setting
Touch (OPTION) t tab, then
select the setting you want to change.
• [TIMING]
Select the recording start point after
START/STOP is pressed. The default
setting is [3sec AFTER].
• [RECORD SOUND]
Select [ON] ( ) to superimpose sounds
such as conversation on the slow motion
pictures (The default setting is [OFF]).
Your camcorder records sounds for about
12 seconds while [Recording···] is
displayed in step 5.
bNotes
Sounds are not recorded during the about 3
second-movie shooting.
Image quality of [SMTH SLW REC] is not as
good as that of normal recording.
[3sec AFTER]
[3sec BEFORE]
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Recording/Playback
Recording/Playback
Playback
1Turn the POWER switch A to turn on your camcorder.
2Press (VIEW IMAGES) B (or C) button.
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on the LCD screen. (It may take some time to
display the thumbnails.)
1: Displays movies.
2: Displays still images on the hard disk.
3: Displays still images on a “Memory Stick Duo.”
zTips
Moving the power zoom lever F let you select whether to display 6 or 12 images on the
VISUAL INDEX screen. To fix this number, touch (SETTINGS) on the HOME MENU
t [VIEW IMAGES SET] t [ DISPLAY] (p. 61).
POWER
switch A
Power zoom lever F
(HOME) E
(VIEW IMAGES) B button
(HOME) D
(VIEW
IMAGES) C
button
Previous
6 images
Next
6 images
Searches for images
by date (p. 33)
Appears with the image on each of the tab that was lastly played back/
recorded (B for the still image).
Returns to the
recording screen (OPTION)
Returns to the
recording screen
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3Start playback.
Touch the tab, and the movie to be played back.
Touch the , or tab, and the still image to be played back.
To switch to the playback mode using
the (HOME) D (or E) button
On the HOME MENU, touch (VIEW
IMAGES) t [VISUAL INDEX].
To adjust the sound volume of movies
Touch (OPTION) t tab t
[VOLUME], then adjust the volume with
/.
zTips
When playback from the selected movie reaches
the last movie, the screen returns to the
VISUAL INDEX screen.
Touch / during pause to play back
movie slowly.
One 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.
Movies
Beginning of the
movie/previous
movie
Toggles Play or Pause as you touch
Next movie
Stop (go to the VISUAL
INDEX screen) Reverse/ Forward
(OPTION)
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Still images
Previous/Next
Go to the VISUAL
INDEX screen
(OPTION)
Return (to the VISUAL
INDEX screen)
Slide show button (p. 34)
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Recording/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 on
the LCD frame.
1Play back the still images you want to
magnify.
2Magnify the still image with T
(Telephoto).
The screen is framed.
3Touch the screen at the point you want
to display in the center of the displayed
frame.
4Adjust the magnification with W (Wide
angle)/T (Telephoto).
To cancel, touch .
You can search for desired images by date
efficiently.
1Turn the POWER switch to turn on the
camcorder, and press (VIEW
IMAGES) button.
The VISUAL INDEX screen appears on
the LCD screen.
2To search for movies, touch tab. To
search for still images, touch or
tab.
3Touch [DATE].
The recording dates of images are
displayed on the screen.
4Touch Previous/Next Date button to
select the date of the desired image.
5Touch while the selected date of
the desired image is highlighted.
The images for selected date are
displayed on the VISUAL INDEX
screen.
Using PB zoom Searching for desired images by
date (Date Index)
Return to the VISUAL INDEX screen
Previous/Next Date button
Recording/Playback
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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.
bNotes
You cannot operate playback zoom during slide
show.
zTips
You can set continuous slide show playback by
selecting (OPTION) t tab t
[SLIDE SHOW SET]. The default setting is
[ON] (continuous playback).
Playing back a series of still
images (Slide show)
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Recording/Playback
Playing the image on a TV
Connect your camcorder to the input jack of TV or VCR using A/V connecting cable 1 or
A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO 2. Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the
supplied AC Adaptor for this operation (p. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied
with the devices to be connected.
To view the recorded images on a computer, see page 73.
1A/V connecting cable (supplied)
The Handycam Station and your camcorder are
both equipped with A/V OUT jacks (p. 120,
121). Connect the A/V connecting cable either
to the Handycam Station or to your camcorder,
according to your setup.
2A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional)
When connecting to another device via the S
VIDEO jack, by using an A/V connecting cable
with an S VIDEO cable (optional), higher
quality images can be produced than with an
A/V connecting cable. Connect the white and
red plug (left/right audio) and the S VIDEO
plug (S VIDEO channel) of the A/V connecting
cable with an S VIDEO cable (optional). The
yellow plug connection is not necessary. S
VIDEO connection only will not output audio.
bNotes
Do not connect A/V connecting cables to both
your camcorder and the Handycam Station at the
same time. The image might get disturbed.
zTips
You can display the counter on the TV screen by
setting [DISP OUTPUT] to [V-OUT/PANEL]
(p. 63).
When your TV is connected to a VCR
Connect your camcorder to the LINE IN
input on the VCR. Set the input selector on
the VCR to LINE (VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, etc.),
if the VCR has an input selector.
A/V OUT
IN IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIOAUDIO
VIDEO
: Signal flow
A/V OUT jack
Device without
an S VIDEO jack
Device with an
S VIDEO jack
(Yellow)
(White)
(Red)
VCRs or TVs
(Yellow)
(White)
(Red)
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To set the aspect ratio according to the
connected TV (16:9/4:3)
Change the setting according to the screen
aspect ratio of the TV you will view images
on.
1Turn the POWER switch to turn on the
camcorder.
2Touch (HOME) t
(SETTINGS) t [OUTPUT
SETTINGS] t [TV TYPE] t [16:9]
or [4:3] t .
bNotes
When you connect your camcorder to a TV
compatible with the ID-1/ID-2 system, set [TV
TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV switches to full mode
automatically. Refer also to the instruction
manuals supplied with your TV.
When you set [TV TYPE] to [4:3], the image
quality may deteriorate. Also, when the
recorded image’s aspect ratio switches between
16:9 (wide) and 4:3, the image may jitter.
On some 4:3 TVs, the still images recorded in
4:3 aspect ratio may not be displayed full
screen. This is not a malfunction.
When you play back an image recorded in 16:9
(wide) aspect ratio on a 4:3 TV not compatible
with the 16:9 (wide) signal, set [TV TYPE] to
[4:3].
When your TV is monaural (When your
TV has only one audio 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.
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Recording/Playback
Saving images
Recorded images are stored on the internal hard disk of your camcorder. Due to the limited
capacity of the internal hard disk, make sure that you save the image data to some type of external
media such as a DVD-R or a computer.
You can save the images recorded on the camcorder as described below.
By using the software on the supplied CD-ROM, you can save images on a DVD or the hard
disk of a computer.
Saving images using a computer
Creating a DVD with One
Touch
(One Touch Disc Burn)
You can save images recorded on
the camcorder directly to a DVD
with ease.
See “Creating a DVD with
One Touch” on page 77.
Saving images on a computer
You can save images recorded on
the camcorder on the hard disk of a
computer.
See “Importing images to
a computer” on page 81.
Creating a DVD with selected
images
You can save images imported to
your computer on a DVD. You can
also edit those images.
See “Creating and
copying a DVD” on page
90.
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 45.
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Editing
(OTHERS) category
This category enables you to edit the
images, to print still images and to connect
your camcorder to a computer.
DELETE
You can delete images on the hard disk or a
“Memory Stick Duo” (p. 38).
EDIT
You can edit the images on the hard disk or
a “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 40, 41).
PLAYLIST EDIT
You can create and edit a Playlist (p. 42).
PRINT
You can print still images on a connected
PictBridge printer (p. 46).
COMPUTER
You can connect your camcorder to a
computer (p. 73).
Deleting images
You can delete images recorded on the hard
disk or a “Memory Stick Duo” using your
camcorder.
bNotes
You cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
zTips
You can select up to 100 images at one time.
You can delete a image when viewing it by
selecting (OPTION) t tab t
[DELETE].
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. 50).
bNotes
Important data should be saved on external media
(p. 37).
Do not try to delete the files on the hard disk of
the camcorder using a computer.
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [DELETE].
2Touch [ DELETE].
3Touch [ DELETE] (movies) or
[ DELETE] (still images),
according to the type of image
you want to delete.
Item list
(OTHERS) category
Deleting the images on the hard
disk
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Editing
4Touch the image to be deleted.
The selected image is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch to return to the previous
screen.
5Touch t [YES] t .
To delete all movies or still images at
one time
In step 3, touch [ DELETE ALL] or
[ DELETE ALL] t [YES] t [YES]
t .
To delete all the movies or the still
images recorded on the same day at
one time
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [DELETE] t [
DELETE].
2Touch [ DELETE by date] or [
DELETE by date] according to the type
of image you want to delete.
The recording dates of images are
displayed on the screen.
3Touch Previous/Next Date button to
select the recording date of the desired
image.
4Touch while the selected recording
date is highlighted.
The images recorded on the selected
date are displayed on the screen.
Touch the image on the LCD screen to
confirm the image. Touch to return
to the previous screen.
5Touch t [YES] t .
bNotes
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while deleting the
images. It may damage the hard disk.
If the deleted movie is included in the Playlist
(p. 42), the movie is deleted also from the
Playlist.
zTips
To delete all images recorded on the hard disk,
and recover all the recordable space of hard
disk, format the hard disk (p. 49).
The images recorded by this camcorder and
stored onto the hard disk are called “original.”
To delete images on a “Memory Stick
Duo,” insert it in your camcorder before the
operation.
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [DELETE].
2Touch [ DELETE].
3Touch [ DELETE].
Previous/Next button
Deleting the still images in the
“Memory Stick Duo”
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4Touch 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.
Touch to return to the previous
screen.
5Touch t [YES] t .
To delete all still images on the
“Memory Stick Duo”
In step 3, touch [ DELETE ALL] t
[YES] t [YES] t .
bNotes
You cannot delete still images in the following
cases:
“Memory Stick Duo” is write-protected
(p. 111).
write-protection is set to the still images by
the other device.
zTips
To delete all images recorded on the “Memory
Stick Duo,” format the “Memory Stick Duo”
(p. 50).
Dividing a movie
You can divide movies on the hard disk of
your camcorder.
bNotes
During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot
divide movies. Cancel Easy Handycam
operation.
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [EDIT].
2Touch [DIVIDE].
3Touch the movie to be divided.
The selected movie starts playback.
4Touch at the point where
you want to divide the movie into
scenes.
The movie pauses.
Play and pause toggles as you press
.
5Touch t [YES] t .
Adjusts the dividing point with more
precision after the dividing point has
been selected with .
Returns to the beginning of the
selected movie.
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Editing
bNotes
You cannot restore movies once they are
divided.
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from your camcorder while dividing
the movie. It may damage the hard disk.
If the divided original movie is included in the
Playlist, the movie in the Playlist will also be
divided.
A slight difference may occur from the point
where you touch and the actual dividing
point, as your camcorder selects the dividing
point based on about half-second increments.
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.
zTips
You can select up to 100 still images at one
time.
You can copy a still image when viewing it by
selecting (OPTION) t tab t
[COPYt].
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [EDIT] t
[COPY].
2Touch [ t COPY].
3Touch the still image to be
copied.
The selected still image is marked with
.
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch to return to the previous
screen.
4Touch t [YES].
Copying starts.
5When [Completed.] appears,
touch .
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To copy all the still images recorded
on the same day at one time
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [EDIT] t [COPY].
2Touch [ tCOPY by date].
The recording dates of still images are
displayed on the screen.
3Touch Previous/Next Date button to
select the recording date of the desired
still image.
4Touch while the selected recording
date is highlighted.
The still images recorded on the
selected date are displayed on the
screen.
Touch the image on the LCD screen to
confirm the still image. Touch to
return to the previous screen.
5Touch t [YES] t .
bNotes
Use the AC Adaptor as the power source to
prevent your camcorder from running out of
power during copying.
Do not apply shock or vibration to your
camcorder, and do not disconnect the AC
Adaptor during copying.
It may take long when there are many still
images to be copied.
You cannot copy still images on a “Memory
Stick Duo” to the hard disk.
Previous/Next button
Creating the Playlist
A Playlist is a list showing thumbnails of
the movies that you have selected. The
original movies are not modified even
though you edit or delete the movies in the
Playlist.
bNotes
During Easy Handycam operation, you cannot
add movies to the Playlist or edit the Playlist.
Cancel Easy Handycam operation.
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST
EDIT].
2Touch [ ADD].
3Touch the movie to be added to
the Playlist.
.
The selected image is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch to return to the previous
screen.
4Touch t [YES] t .
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Editing
To add all the movies recorded on the
same day at one time
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
2Touch [ ADD by date].
The recording dates of movies are
displayed on the screen.
3Touch Previous/Next Date button to
select the recording date of the desired
movie.
4Touch while the selected recording
date is highlighted.
The movies recorded on the selected
date are displayed on the screen.
Touch the image on the LCD screen to
confirm the movie. Touch to return
to the previous screen.
5Touch t [YES] t .
bNotes
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 still images to a Playlist.
zTips
You can add a maximum of 99 movies to the
Playlist.
You can add a movie when viewing it by
selecting (OPTION) t tab t
[ ADD].
You can copy the Playlist to a DVD as it is, by
using the supplied software (p. 91).
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(VIEW IMAGES) t
[PLAYLIST]
The Playlist screen appears.
2Touch the image from which you
want to playback.
The Playlist is played back from the
selected image to the end, then the
screen returns to the Playlist screen.
To erase unnecessary images from
the Playlist
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
2Touch [ ERASE].
To erase all the images from the
Playlist, touch [ ERASE ALL] t
[YES] t [YES] t .
3Select the image to be deleted from the
list.
The selected image is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch to return to the previous
screen.
Previous/Next button
Playing the Playlist
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4Touch t [YES] t .
zTips
The original images are not changed even if you
erase the images from the Playlist.
To change the order within the Playlist
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(OTHERS) t [PLAYLIST EDIT].
2Touch [ MOVE].
3Select the image to be moved.
The selected image is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch to return to the previous
screen.
4Touch .
5Select the destination with [T]/[t].
6Touch t [YES] t .
zTips
When you select multiple images, the images
are moved following the order appeared in the
Playlist.
Destination bar
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Editing
Dubbing to VCR or DVD/HDD recorders
You can dub images played back on your camcorder to other recording devices, such as VCRs
or DVD/HDD recorders. Connect the device in either of the following ways.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet using the supplied AC Adaptor for this operation
(p. 13). Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with the devices to be connected.
bNotes
Since dubbing is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
AA/V connecting cable (supplied)
The Handycam Station and your camcorder
are both equipped with A/V OUT jacks
(p. 120, 121). Connect the A/V connecting
cable either to the Handycam Station or to
your camcorder, according to your setup.
BA/V connecting cable with S VIDEO
(optional)
When connecting to another device via the S
VIDEO jack, by using an A/V connecting
cable with an S VIDEO cable (optional),
higher quality images can be produced than
with an A/V connecting cable. Connect the
white and red plug (left/right audio) and the S
VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) of the A/V
connecting cable with an S VIDEO cable
(optional). The yellow plug connection is not
necessary. S VIDEO connection only will not
output audio.
bNotes
To hide the screen indicators (such as a counter,
etc.) on the screen of the monitor device
connected, set (SETTINGS) t [OUTPUT
SETTINGS] t [DISP OUTPUT] t [LCD
PANEL] (the default setting) on the HOME
MENU (p. 63).
To record the date/time and camera settings
data, display them on the screen (p. 60).
When you are connecting your camcorder to a
monaural device, connect the yellow plug of the
A/V connecting cable to the video input jack,
and the red (right channel) or the white (left
channel) plug to the audio input jack on the
device.
A/V OUT
IN IN
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIOAUDIO
VIDEO
VCRs or DVD/
HDD recorders
: Video/Signal flow
A/V OUT jack
Device without an
S VIDEO jack
Device with an
S VIDEO jack
(Yellow)
(White)
(Red)
(Yellow)
(White)
(Red)
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1Turn on your camcorder, and
press (VIEW IMAGES) button.
Set [TV TYPE] according to the display
device (p. 62).
2Insert the recording media in the
recording device.
If your recording device has an input
selector, set it to the input mode.
3Connect your camcorder to the
recording device (VCR or DVD/
HDD recorder) with the A/V
connecting cable (supplied) 1 or
an A/V connecting cable with S
VIDEO (optional) 2.
Connect your camcorder to the input
jacks of the recording device.
4Start the playback on your
camcorder, and record it on the
recording device.
Refer to the instruction manuals
supplied with your recording device for
details.
5When dubbing is finished, stop
the recording device, and then
your camcorder.
Printing recorded
images (PictBridge
compliant printer)
You can print out still images using a
PictBridge compliant printer, without
connecting the camcorder to a computer.
Connect your camcorder to the AC Adaptor
to obtain power from the wall outlet (p. 13).
Turn on the printer.
To print still images on a “Memory Stick
Duo,” insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
containing them into your camcorder.
1Connect the Handycam Station to
the wall outlet using the supplied
AC Adaptor.
2Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station securely, then
turn the POWER switch to turn
on.
3Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to the printer
using the supplied USB cable.
Connecting your camcorder to
the printer
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Editing
[USB SELECT] appears on the screen
automatically.
4Touch [ PRINT] (hard disk) or
[ PRINT] (“Memory Stick Duo”)
depending on the media of the
image to be printed.
You can select a still image on the
screen.
bNotes
We can guarantee the operation of only models
that are PictBridge compatible.
1Touch the still image to be
printed.
The selected image is marked with .
Press and hold the image on the LCD
screen to confirm the image.
Touch to return to the previous
screen.
2Touch (OPTION), set the
following options, then touch
.
[COPIES]: Set number of copies of a
still image to be printed. You can set up
to 20 copies.
[DATE/TIME]: Select [DATE],
[DAY&TIME], or [OFF] (no date/time
printed).
[SIZE]: Select the paper size.
If you do not change the setting, go to
step 3.
3Touch [EXEC] t [YES] t .
The image selection screen appears
again.
To finish printing
Touch on the image selection screen.
bNotes
Refer also to the instruction manual of the
printer to be used.
Do not attempt the following operations when
is on the screen. The operations may not be
performed properly.
To operate the POWER switch
To press (VIEW IMAGES) button
To remove your camcorder from the
Handycam Station
To disconnect the USB cable (supplied) from
the Handycam Station or the printer
To remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from
your camcorder, in the case of [ PRINT]
If the printer stops working, disconnect the USB
cable, turn the printer off and on again, and
restart the operation from the beginning.
You can select only the paper sizes that the
printer can print.
Printing
When connection is complete,
(PictBridge connecting) appears on
the screen.
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On some printer models, the top, bottom, right,
and left edges of images may be trimmed. If you
print a still image recorded in a 16:9 (wide)
ratio, the left and right ends of the image may be
trimmed widely.
Some printer models may not support the date
printing function. Refer to your printer’s
instruction manual for details.
The images described below may not be printed
out:
The image edited by a computer
The image recorded by other devices
The image file exceeding 3 MB
The image file larger than 2848 × 2136 pixels
zTips
PictBridge is an industry standard established
by the Camera & Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). You can print still images without using
a computer by connecting a printer directly to a
digital video camera or digital still camera,
regardless of model or manufacturer.
You can print a still image when viewing it by
selecting (OPTION) t tab t
[PRINT].
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Utilizing recording media
Utilizing recording media
(MANAGE HDD/
MEMORY) category
This category enables you to use the hard
disk or a “Memory Stick Duo” for various
purposes.
FORMAT
You can format the hard disk and recover
recordable free space (p. 49).
FORMAT
You can format the “Memory Stick Duo”
and recover the recordable free space
(p. 50).
INFO
You can display the hard disk capacity
(p. 50).
Formatting the hard
disk or the “Memory
Stick Duo”
You can delete all the images on the hard disk
of the camcorder to recover recordable free
space to allow you to write in.
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet
using the supplied AC adaptor for this
operation (p. 13).
bNotes
To avoid the loss of important images, you should
save them (p. 37) before performing
[FORMAT].
1On the (HOME MENU), touch
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY) t
[FORMAT].
2Touch [YES] t [YES].
3When [Completed.] appears,
touch .
bNotes
While [ FORMAT] is activated, do not
remove the AC Adaptor or the battery pack.
Item list
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY)
category
Formatting the hard disk
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Formatting deletes all images on a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
1Turn on your camcorder.
2Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” to
be formatted into your
camcorder.
3On the (HOME MENU), touch
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY) t
[FORMAT].
4Touch [YES] t [YES].
5When [Completed.] appears,
touch .
bNotes
Even the still images protected with another
device against accidental deletion are also
deleted.
Do not attempt the following operations when
[Executing...] is on the screen:
To operate the POWER switch or buttons
To remove the “Memory Stick Duo”
Formatting the “Memory Stick
Duo”
Checking the hard
disk information
You can display the hard disk information,
and check the approximate amount of free
hard disk space.
On the (HOME MENU), touch
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY) t
[INFO].
To turn off the display
Touch .
bNotes
The calculation for hard disk space is 1MB =
1 048 576 bytes. The fractions less than MB are
discarded when the hard disk space is displayed.
The displayed size of the whole hard disk space
will be slightly smaller than the size shown
below despite of displaying both free and used
hard disk space.
– DCR-SR42/SR62:
30 000 MB
– DCR-SR82:
60 000MB
– DCR-SR200/SR300:
40 000MB
Since there is the management file area, the used
space is not displayed as 0MB even if you
perform [ FORMAT] (p. 49).
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Utilizing recording media
Preventing data on the hard disk of the
camcorder from being recovered
[ EMPTY] allows you to write non
important data onto the hard disk of the
camcorder. In this way, it may become
more difficult to recover any original data.
When you dispose or transfer the
camcorder to others, it is recommended that
you perform [ EMPTY].
Connect your camcorder to the wall outlet
using the supplied AC Adaptor for this
operation (p. 13)
bNotes
If you perform [ EMPTY], all the images
are deleted. To avoid the loss of important
images, they should be saved (p. 37) before
performing [ EMPTY].
You cannot perform [ EMPTY] unless you
connect the AC adaptor to the wall outlet.
Disconnect all cables except the AC Adaptor.
Do not disconnect the AC Adaptor during the
operation.
While performing [ EMPTY], do not apply
any vibrations or shocks.
1Make sure the AC Adaptor is
connected, then turn the POWER
switch to turn on.
zTips
You can perform this operation, whichever
position of the (Movie) lamp/ (Still)
lamp is lit.
2On the (HOME MENU), touch
(MANAGE HDD/MEMORY) t
[ FORMAT].
The [ FORMAT] screen appears.
3Press and hold BACK LIGHT
button for a few seconds.
The [ EMPTY] screen appears.
4Touch [YES] t [YES].
5When [Completed.] appears,
touch .
bNotes
The actual performing time for [ EMPTY]
is as follows;
– DCR-SR42/SR62:
approx. 30 minutes
– DCR-SR82:
approx. 60 minutes
– DCR-SR200/SR300:
approx. 40 minutes
If you stop performing [ EMPTY] between
step 4 and 5, be sure to complete the operation
by performing [ FORMAT] or [
EMPTY] when you use the camcorder next
time.
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Customizing your camcorder
What you can do with the (SETTINGS)
category of the HOME MENU
You can change the recording functions and
the operating settings for your convenience.
1Turn on your camcorder, then
press (HOME).
2Touch (SETTINGS).
3Touch the desired setup item.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/
V to change the page.
4Touch the desired item.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/
V to change the page.
5Change the setting, then touch
.
Using the HOME MENU
(SETTINGS) category
(HOME)
(HOME)
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Customizing your camcorder
MOVIE SETTINGS (p. 54)
PHOTO SETTINGS (p. 57)
VIEW IMAGES SET (p. 60)
SOUND/DISP SET*6 (p. 61)
OUTPUT SETTINGS (p. 62)
CLOCK/ LANG (p. 63)
GENERAL SET (p. 64)
*1DCR-SR42
*2DCR-SR200/SR300
*3DCR-SR62/SR82/SR200/SR300
*4You can set these items also during Easy
Handycam operation (p. 20).
*5DCR-SR300
*6[SOUND SETTINGS] (during Easy
Handycam operation)
List of the (SETTINGS)
category items
Items Page
REC MODE 54
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT 54
WIDE SELECT*154
DIGITAL ZOOM 55
STEADYSHOT 55
AUTO SLW SHUTTR 55
GUIDEFRAME*256
ZEBRA*256
REMAINING 56
FLASH LEVEL*259
REDEYE REDUC*259
Items Page
IMAGE SIZE*3*457
QUALITY 58
FILE NO. 58
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT 54
STEADYSHOT*555
GUIDEFRAME*256
ZEBRA*256
FLASH LEVEL*359
REDEYE REDUC*359
STILL MEDIA*427
Items Page
DATA CODE 60
DISPLAY 61
Items Page
VOLUME*461
BEEP*461
LCD BRIGHT 61
LCD BL LEVEL 62
LCD COLOR 62
Items Page
TV TYPE 62
DISP OUTPUT 63
Items Page
CLOCK SET*417
AREA SET 63
DST SET/SUMMERTIME 63
LANGUAGE SET*463
Items Page
DEMO MODE 64
CALIBRATION 115
A.SHUT OFF 64
REMOTE CTRL*364
DROP SENSOR 64
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MOVIE SETTINGS
(Items for recording movies)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 52
(OPTION MENU) t page 65
The default settings are marked with B.
You can select a recording mode to record a
movie with the image quality from 3 levels.
HQ
Records in high quality mode.
(9M (HQ))
BSP
Records in standard quality mode.
(6M (SP))
LP
Increases the recording time (Long Play).
(3M (LP))
Recordable time (approx.)
DCR-SR42/SR62:
REC MODE
Recording mode Recordable time
HQ 7 hours 20 min.
SP 10 hours 50 min.
LP 20 hours 50 min.
DCR-SR82:
DCR-SR200/SR300:
bNotes
If you record in the LP mode, the quality of
scenes may be degraded, or scenes with quick
movements may appear with a block noise when
you play back the movie.
When using either the NightShot plus/
NightShot (p. 27) or [S. NIGHTSHOT
PLS] (p. 70)/[SUPER NIGHTSHOT]
(p. 70) function to record, you can record
clearer images by setting [NIGHTSHOT
LIGHT], which emits infrared light
(invisible), to [ON] (the default setting).
bNotes
Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects.
Remove the conversion lens (optional).
The maximum shooting distance using
[NIGHTSHOT LIGHT] is about 3 m (10 feet).
When recording images, you can select the
aspect ratio according to the TV connected.
Refer also to the instruction manuals
supplied with your TV.
B4:3
Records images to the full screen on a 4:3
TV screen.
Recording mode Recordable time
HQ 14 hours 40 min.
SP 21 hours 40 min.
LP 41 hours 50 min.
Recording mode Recordable time
HQ 9 hours 30 min.
SP 14 hours 30 min.
LP 28 hours
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
WIDE SELECT
(DCR-SR42)
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Customizing your camcorder
16:9 WIDE ( )
Records images to the full screen on a 16:9
(wide) TV screen.
bNotes
Set [TV TYPE] correctly according to the TV
connected for playback (p. 62).
You can select the maximum zoom level in
case you want to zoom greater than optical
zoom magnification (p. 25). Note that the
image quality decreases when you use the
digital zoom.
DCR-SR42:
BOFF
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically.
80 ×
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 80 × zoom is
performed digitally.
2000 ×
Up to 40 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 2000 × zoom is
performed digitally.
DCR-SR62/SR82:
BOFF
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically.
50 ×
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 50 × zoom is
performed digitally.
2000 ×
Up to 25 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 2000 × zoom is
performed digitally.
DCR-SR200:
BOFF
Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically.
20 ×
Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 20 × zoom is
performed digitally.
80 ×
Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 80 × zoom is
performed digitally.
DCR-SR300:
BOFF
Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically.
20 ×
Up to 10 × zoom is performed optically,
and after that, up to 20 × zoom is
performed digitally.
You can compensate for camera shake (the
default setting is [ON]). Set
[STEADYSHOT] to [OFF] ( ) when
using a tripod (optional), then the image
becomes natural.
When recording in dark places, the shutter
speed is automatically reduced to 1/30
second (the default setting is [ON]).
DIGITAL ZOOM
The right side of the bar shows the digital
zooming factor. The zooming zone
appears when you select the zooming
level.
STEADYSHOT
AUTO SLW SHUTTR
(Auto Slow Shutter)
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You can display the frame and check that
the subject is horizontal or vertical by
setting [GUIDEFRAME] to [ON].
The frame is not recorded. Press DISP/
BATT INFO to make the frame disappear.
zTips
Positioning the subject at the cross point of the
guide frame makes a balanced composition.
Diagonal stripes appear in portions of the
screen where brightness is at a preset level.
This is useful as a guide when adjusting the
brightness. When you change the default
setting, is displayed. The zebra pattern
is not recorded.
BOFF
The zebra pattern is not displayed.
70
The zebra pattern appears at a screen
brightness level of about 70 IRE.
100
The zebra pattern appears at a screen
brightness level of about 100 IRE or
higher.
bNotes
Portions of the screen where brightness is about
100 IRE or above may appear overexposed.
zTips
IRE represents the screen brightness level.
BAUTO
Displays the remaining recording time of
movies for about 8 seconds in situations
such as those described below.
When your camcorder recognizes the
remaining hard disk capacity with the
POWER switch is set to (Movie).
When you press DISP/BATT INFO to
switch the indicator from off to on with
the POWER switch is set to (Movie).
When you select the movie recording
mode on the HOME MENU.
ON
Always displays the remaining hard disk
indicator.
bNotes
When the remaining recordable time for movies
is less than 5 minutes, the indicator stays on the
screen.
S
See page 59.
S
See page 59.
GUIDEFRAME
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
ZEBRA
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
REMAINING
FLASH LEVEL
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
REDEYE REDUC
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
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PHOTO SETTINGS
(Items for recording still images)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 52
(OPTION MENU) t page 65
The default settings are marked with B.
DCR-SR62/SR82:
B1.0M ( )
Records still images clearly.
VGA (0.3M) ( )
Allows the maximum number of still
images to be recorded.
zTips
The image size is set to [ 0.7M]
automatically in the aspect ratio 16:9 (wide).
DCR-SR200:
B4.0M ( )
Records still images clearly.
1.9M ( )
Allows you to record more still images in
relatively clear quality.
VGA (0.3M) ( )
Allows the maximum number of still
images to be recorded.
zTips
The image size is set to [ 3.0M]
automatically in the aspect ratio 16:9 (wide).
IMAGE SIZE (except
for DCR-SR42)
4.0M
DCR-SR300:
B6.1M ( )
Records still images clearly.
3.1M ( )
Allows you to record more still images in
relatively clear quality.
VGA (0.3M) ( )
Allows the maximum number of still
images to be recorded.
zTips
The image size is set to [ 4.6M]
automatically in the aspect ratio 16:9 (wide).
bNotes
You can set [ IMAGE SIZE] only while the
(Still) lamp is lit.
For DCR-SR42, the image size is fixed to [VGA
(0.3M)].
zTips
Still images are recorded in the following sizes
with Dual Rec.
DCR-SR200:
[ 2.3M] (16:9 (wide))
[1.7M] (4:3)
DCR-SR300:
[ 4.6M] (16:9 (wide))
[3.4M] (4:3)
Capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo”
(MB) and the number of recordable
images (approx.)
6.1M
2848 ×
2136
4.6M
2848 ×
1602
4.0M
2304 ×
1728
3.4M
2136 ×
1602
64MB 21
53
28
70
32
81
37
93
128MB 42
105
56
135
64
160
74
185
256MB 76
190
100
250
115
295
130
335
4.0M
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bNotes
All numbers measured at the following setting:
Top: [FINE] is selected for image quality.
Bottom: [STANDARD] is selected for image
quality.
All numbers measured when using a “Memory
Stick Duo” made by Sony Corporation. The
number of recordable images varies depending
on the recording environment.
You can record up to 9,999 still images on the
hard disk.
Still image resolution is obtained by the unique
pixel array of Sony's ClearVid CMOS Sensor
and image processing system (new Enhanced
Imaging Processor)(DCR-SR200/SR300).
BFINE ( )
Records still images at the fine image
quality level.
STANDARD ( )
Records still images at the standard image
quality level.
BSERIES
Assigns file numbers in sequence, even if
you change the recording media or replace
the “Memory Stick Duo.”
RESET
Assigns file numbers in sequence,
following the largest file number existing
on the current recording medium.
512MB 155
390
205
510
235
600
270
690
1GB 315
800
420
1050
480
1200
550
1400
2GB 650
1600
860
2150
990
2500
1100
2850
4GB 1250
3200
1700
4250
1950
4900
2250
5700
3.1M
2048 ×
1536
3.0M
2304 ×
1296
2.3M
2016 ×
1134
1.9M
1600 ×
1200
64MB 40
100
42
105
56
135
65
160
128MB 80
205
85
215
110
280
130
325
256MB 140
370
150
395
200
500
235
590
512MB 295
760
310
800
410
1000
480
1200
1GB 600
1550
640
1600
840
2100
980
2450
2GB 1200
3150
1300
3350
1700
4300
2000
5000
4GB 2400
6300
2600
6600
3400
8500
3950
9500
1.7M
1512 ×
1134
1.0M
1152 ×
864
0.7M
1152 ×
648
VGA
640 ×
480
64MB 72
175
120
325
160
390
390
980
128MB 145
355
245
650
325
780
780
1970
256MB 260
640
445
1150
590
1400
1400
3550
512MB 530
1300
900
2400
1200
2850
2850
7200
6.1M
2848 ×
2136
4.6M
2848 ×
1602
4.0M
2304 ×
1728
3.4M
2136 ×
1602
4.0M
3.0M
1.7M
1GB 1050
2650
1800
4900
2450
5900
5900
14500
2GB 2200
5500
3750
10000
5000
12000
12000
30000
4GB 4400
10500
7400
19500
9500
23500
23500
59000
QUALITY
FILE NO. (File number)
1.7M
1512 ×
1134
1.0M
1152 ×
864
0.7M
1152 ×
648
VGA
640 ×
480
1.7M
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See page 54.
See page 55.
See page 56.
See page 56.
You can set this function when you use the
built-in flash (DCR-SR200/SR300), or an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
HIGH( )
Makes the flash level higher.
BNORMAL( )
LOW( )
Makes the flash level lower.
You can set this function when you use the
built-in flash (DCR-SR200/SR300), or an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder.
You can prevent redeye by activating the
flash before recording.
DCR-SR62/SR82:
Set [REDEYE REDUC] to [ON], when
using this function.
DCR-SR200/SR300:
Set [REDEYE REDUC] to [ON], then press
(flash) (p. 26) repeatedly to select a
setting.
(Auto redeye reduction): Pre-flashes to
reduce redeye before the flash automatically
flashes when there is insufficient ambient
light.
r
(Forced redeye reduction): Always
uses the flash and the redeye reducing pre-
flash.
r
(No flash): Records without flash.
bNotes
The redeye reduction may not produce the
desired effect due to individual differences and
other conditions.
See page 27.
NIGHTSHOT LIGHT
STEADYSHOT
(DCR-SR300)
GUIDEFRAME
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
ZEBRA
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
FLASH LEVEL (except
for DCR-SR42)
REDEYE REDUC (except
for DCR-SR42)
STILL MEDIA
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VIEW IMAGES SET
(Items to customize the display)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 52
(OPTION MENU) t page 65
The default settings are marked with B.
During playback, displays the information
(data code) recorded automatically at the
time of recording.
BOFF
Data code is not displayed.
DATE/TIME
Displays the date and time.
CAMERA DATA (below)
Displays camera setting data.
DATE/TIME
ADate
BTime
DATA CODE
CAMERA DATA
CSteadyShot off
DBrightness
EWhite balance
FGain
GShutter speed
HAperture value
IExposure
zTips
appears for an image recorded using a flash
(except for DCR-SR42).
The data code is displayed on the TV screen if
you connect your camcorder to a TV.
The indicator toggles through the following
sequences as you press DATA CODE on the
Remote Commander: [DATE/TIME] t
[CAMERA DATA] t [OFF] (no indication)
(except for DCR-SR42).
Depending on the hard disk condition, bars [--:--
:--] appear.
Movie
Still image
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You can select the number of thumbnails
that appear on the VISUAL INDEX screen.
BZOOM LINK
Change the number of thumbnails (6 or 12)
with the power zoom lever on your
camcorder.*
6IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 6 images.
12IMAGES
Displays thumbnails of 12 images.
*You can operate with the zoom buttons on the
LCD frame or on the Remote Commander
(except for DCR-SR42).
DISPLAY
SOUND/DISP SET
(Items to adjust beep and the screen)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 52
(OPTION MENU) t page 65
The default settings are marked with B.
Touch / to adjust the volume
(p. 32).
BON
A melody sounds when you start/stop
recording, or operate the touch panel.
OFF
Cancels the melody and shutter sound.
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen.
1Adjust the brightness with / .
2Touch .
zTips
This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
VOLUME
BEEP
LCD BRIGHT
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You can adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen’s backlight.
BNORMAL
Standard brightness.
BRIGHT
Brightens the LCD screen.
bNotes
When you connect your camcorder to outside
power sources, [BRIGHT] is automatically
selected for the setting.
When you select [BRIGHT], battery life is
slightly reduced during recording.
If you open the LCD panel 180 degrees to face
the screen outside and close the LCD panel to
the camcorder body, the setting becomes
[NORMAL] automatically.
zTips
This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
You can adjust the color of the LCD screen
with / .
zTips
This adjustment does not affect the recorded
images in any way.
LCD BL LEVEL (LCD
backlight level)
LCD COLOR
Low intensity High intensity
OUTPUT SETTINGS
(Items for when connecting other devices)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 52
(OPTION MENU) t page 65
The default settings are marked with B.
You need to convert the signal depending
on the TV connected when playing back the
image. The recorded images are played
back as following illustrations.
16:9
(Default setting for DCR-SR62/SR82/
SR200/SR300)
Select this to view your images on a 16:9
(wide) TV.
4:3
(Default setting for DCR-SR42)
Select this to view your images on a 4:3
standard TV.
TV TYPE
Wide (16:9)
images
4:3 images
Wide (16:9)
images
4:3 images
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When you connect your camcorder to a TV
compatible with the ID-1/ID-2 system, set [TV
TYPE] to [16:9]. The TV switches to full mode
automatically. Refer also to the instruction
manuals supplied with your TV.
BLCD PANEL
Shows displays such as the time code on
the LCD screen.
V-OUT/PANEL
Shows displays such as the time code on
the TV screen and the LCD screen.
DISP OUTPUT
CLOCK/ LANG
(Items to set clock and language)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 52
(OPTION MENU) t page 65
See page 17.
You can adjust a time difference without
stopping the clock.
Set your local area using v/V when using
your camcorder overseas.
Refer to the world time difference on page
109.
You can change this setting without
stopping the clock.
Set to [ON] to move the time forward
1 hour.
You can select the language to be used on
the LCD screen.
zTips
Your camcorder offers [ENG[SIMP]]
(simplified English) for when you cannot
find your native tongue among the
options.
CLOCK SET
AREA SET
DST SET/SUMMERTIME
LANGUAGE SET
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GENERAL SET
(Other setup items)
Touch 1, then 2.
If the item is not on the screen, touch v/V
to change the page.
How to set
(HOME MENU) t page 52
(OPTION MENU) t page 65
The default settings are marked with B.
The default setting is [ON], allowing you to
view the demonstration in about 10
minutes, after you turn the POWER switch
to (Movie).
zTips
The demonstration will be suspended in
situations such as those described below.
When you press START/STOP or PHOTO.
When you touch the screen during the
demonstration (The demonstration starts
again after about 10 minutes).
When you remove or insert a “Memory Stick
Duo.”
When you turn the POWER switch to
(Still).
When you press (HOME)/ (VIEW
IMAGES) button.
See page 115.
DEMO MODE
CALIBRATION
B5 min
The camcorder is automatically turned off
when you do not operate your camcorder
for more than approximately 5 minutes.
NEVER
The camcorder is not automatically turned
off.
bNotes
When you connect your camcorder to a wall
outlet, [A.SHUT OFF] is automatically set to
[NEVER].
The default setting is [ON], allowing you to
use the supplied Remote Commander
(p. 122).
zTips
Set to [OFF] to prevent your camcorder from
responding to a command sent by another VCR
remote control unit.
[DROP SENSOR] is set to [ON] as the
default setting. When the drop sensor has
detected that the camcorder has been
dropped ( appears), recording or playing
back recorded images may be disabled to
protect the internal hard disk.
bNotes
Set the drop sensor to [ON] (default setting)
when you use the camcorder. Otherwise when
you drop the camcorder, you may damage the
internal hard disk.
In a non-gravity situation, the drop sensor
activates. When you record images during
activity such as roller-coasting or skydiving,
you can set [DROP SENSOR] to [OFF] ( )
so as not to activate the drop sensor.
A.SHUT OFF (Auto shut
off)
REMOTE CTRL (Remote
control) (except for
DCR-SR42)
DROP SENSOR
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Activating functions using the OPTION MENU
The OPTION MENU appears just like the
pop-up window that appears when you
right-click the mouse on a computer.
Various functions are displayed in the
context of the operation.
1While using your camcorder,
touch (OPTION) on the screen.
2Touch the desired item.
If you cannot find the desired item,
touch another tab to change the page.
3Change the setting, then touch
.
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.
bNotes
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.
The OPTION MENU cannot be used during
Easy Handycam operation.
Using the OPTION MENU
(OPTION)
Tab
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See page 65 for setting operation.
*1Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU.
*2DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82
*3DCR-SR200/SR300
*4Except for DCR-SR42
*5DCR-SR62/SR82
See page 65 for setting operation.
*Items that are included also in the HOME
MENU.
Recording items on the OPTION
MENU
Items *1Page
tab
FOCUS -67
SPOT FOCUS -67
TELE MACRO -67
EXPOSURE -68
SPOT METER -68
SCENE SELECTION -68
WHITE BAL. -69
COLOR SLOW SHTR -70
S. NIGHTSHOT PLS*2-70
SUPER NIGHTSHOT*3-70
tab
FADER -71
D.EFFECT -71
PICT.EFFECT -71
tab
REC MODE a54
MICREF LEVEL -71
IMAGE SIZE*4a57
QUALITY a58
SELF-TIMER -71
STILL MEDIA a27
FLASH MODE*5-72
TIMING*3-30
RECORD SOUND*3-30
Viewing items on the OPTION
MENU
Items *Page
tab
DELETE a38
DELETE by date a39
DELETE ALL a39
tab
DIVIDE a40
ERASE a43
ERASE ALL a43
MOVE a44
-- (A tab depends on the situation)
ADD a43
ADD by date a43
PRINT a46
SLIDE SHOW -34
VOLUME a32
DATA CODE a60
SLIDE SHOW SET -34
ADD a42
ADD by date a43
COPYta41
COPY by date a42
-- (No tab)
COPIES -47
DATE/TIME -47
SIZE -47
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Functions set in the OPTION MENU
Items you can set only on the OPTION
MENU will be described below.
The default settings are marked with B.
You can adjust the focus manually. You can
select this function also when you want to
focus on a certain subject intentionally.
1Touch [MANUAL].
9 appears.
2Touch (focusing on close subjects)/
(focusing on distant subjects) to
sharpen the focus. appears when the
focus cannot be adjusted any closer, and
appears when the focus cannot be adjusted
farther away.
3Touch .
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO] t in step 1.
bNotes
The minimum possible distance between
camcorder and subject while maintaining sharp
focus is about 1 cm (about 13/32 in.) for wide
angle and about 80 cm (about 2 5/8 feet) for
telephoto.
zTips
It is easier to focus on the subject by moving the
power zoom lever towards T (telephoto) to
adjust the focus, then towards W (wide angle) to
adjust the zoom for recording. When you want
to record a subject at close range, move the
power zoom lever to W (wide angle), then
adjust the focus.
The focal distance information (the distance at
which the subject is focused on, for when it is
dark and hard to adjust focus) appears for a few
seconds in the following cases; (It will not be
displayed correctly if you are using a conversion
lens (optional).)
When the focus mode is switched from
automatic to manual.
When you set focus manually.
You can select and adjust the focal point to
aim it at a subject not located at the center
of the screen.
1Touch the subject on the screen.
9 appears.
2Touch [END].
To adjust the focus automatically, touch
[AUTO] t [END] in step 1.
bNotes
If you set [SPOT FOCUS], [FOCUS] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
This is useful to shoot small subjects, such
as flowers or insects. You can blur out
backgrounds and the subject stands out
clearer.
When you set [TELE MACRO] to [ON]
( ), the zoom (p. 25) moves to the top of
the T (telephoto) side automatically and
allows recording subjects at a close distance
as follows;
DCR-SR42:
down to about 43 cm (17 in.)
DCR-SR62/SR82:
down to about 38 cm (15 in.)
DCR-SR200:
down to about 37 cm (14 5/8 in.)
DCR-SR300:
down to about 45 cm (17 3/4 in.)
FOCUS
SPOT FOCUS
TELE MACRO
68
To cancel, touch [OFF], or zoom to wide-
angle (W side).
bNotes
When recording a distant subject, focusing may
be difficult and can take some time.
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 67)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
You can fix the brightness of an image
manually. When the subject is too much
brighter or gloomier than the background,
adjust [EXPOSURE].
1Touch [MANUAL].
appears.
2Adjust the exposure by touching /
.
3Touch .
To return the setting to automatic exposure,
touch [AUTO] t in step 1.
You can adjust and fix the exposure to the
subject, so that it is recorded in suitable
brightness even when there is strong
contrast between the subject and the
background, such as subjects in the
spotlight on stage.
1Touch the point where you want to fix and
adjust the exposure on the screen.
appears.
2Touch [END].
To return the setting to automatic exposure,
touch [AUTO] t [END] in step 1.
bNotes
If you set [SPOT METER], [EXPOSURE] is
automatically set to [MANUAL].
You can record images effectively in
various situations with the [SCENE
SELECTION] function.
BAUTO
Select this to automatically record images
effectively without the [SCENE
SELECTION] function.
TWILIGHT* ( )
Select this to take night view without
losing the mood.
TWILIGHT PORT. ( )
Select this to take subject in foreground
against night view (DCR-SR200/SR300).
CANDLE ( )
Select this to take scene without losing
candle mood.
SUNRISE&SUNSET* ( )
Select this to reproduce the atmosphere of
scenes such as sunsets or sunrises.
EXPOSURE
SPOT METER (Flexible
spot meter)
SCENE SELECTION
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FIREWORKS* ( )
Select this to take spectacular shots of
fireworks.
LANDSCAPE* ( )
Select to shoot distant subjects clearly.
This setting also prevents your camcorder
from focusing on glass or metal mesh in
windows that comes in between the
camcorder and the subject.
PORTRAIT ( )
Select to bring out the subject such as
people or flowers while creating a soft
background.
SPOTLIGHT** ( )
Select to prevent people’s faces from
appearing excessively white when subjects
are lit by strong light.
SPORTS** ( )
Select to minimize shake when shooting
fast moving subjects (DCR-SR42/SR62/
SR82).
BEACH** ( )
Select to take the vivid blue of the ocean or
a lake.
SNOW** ( )
Select to take bright pictures of a white
landscape.
*Your camcorder is set to focus only on distant
subjects.
** Your camcorder is set not to focus on nearby
subjects.
bNotes
The [WHITE BAL.] setting is cleared when you
set [SCENE SELECTION].
You can adjust the color balance to the
brightness of the recording environment.
BAUTO
The white balance is adjusted
automatically.
OUTDOOR ( )
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
– Outdoors
– Night views, neon signs and fireworks
– Sunrise or sunset
– Under daylight fluorescent lamps
INDOOR (n)
The white balance is adjusted to be
appropriate for the following recording
conditions:
– Indoors
– At party scenes or studios where the lighting
conditions change quickly
– Under video lamps in a studio, or under
sodium lamps or incandescent-like color
lamps
WHITE BAL. (White
balance)
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ONE PUSH ( )
The white balance will be adjusted
according to the ambient light.
1Touch [ONE PUSH].
2Frame a white object such as a piece of
paper, to fill the screen under the same
lighting conditions as you will shoot
the subject.
3Touch [ ].
flashes quickly. When the white
balance has been adjusted and stored in
the memory, the indicator stops
flashing.
bNotes
Set [WHITE BAL.] to [AUTO] or adjust the
color in [ONE PUSH] under white or cool white
fluorescent lamps.
When you select [ONE PUSH], keep framing
white object while is flashing quickly.
flashes slowly if [ONE PUSH] could not
be set.
When [ONE PUSH] was selected, if keeps
flashing after touching , set [WHITE BAL.]
to [AUTO].
If you change the [WHITE BAL.] settings, the
[SCENE SELECTION] settings return to
[AUTO] automatically.
zTips
If you changed the battery pack, or moved your
camcorder to or from outdoors when [AUTO]
was selected, aim your camcorder at a nearby
white object with [AUTO] for about 10 seconds
for better color balance adjustment.
If you change the [SCENE SELECTION]
settings or move your camcorder outdoors
during white balance setting with [ONE PUSH],
you need to repeat the [ONE PUSH] operation.
When you set [COLOR SLOW SHTR] to
[ON], you can record an image brighter in
color even in dark places.
appears on the screen.
To cancel [COLOR SLOW SHTR], touch
[OFF].
bNotes
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 67)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
When the (Still) lamp is lit, this item is
available for DCR-SR200/SR300 only.
The image will be recorded at a maximum
of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot plus
recording if you set [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS]
to [ON] while the NIGHTSHOT PLUS
switch (p. 27) is also set to ON.
appears on the screen.
To return to the normal setting, set [S.
NIGHTSHOT PLS] to [OFF].
bNotes
Do not use [S. NIGHTSHOT PLS] in bright
places. This may cause a malfunction.
Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects.
Remove the conversion lens (optional).
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 67)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
The image will be recorded at a maximum
of 16 times the sensitivity of NightShot
recording if you set [SUPER
NIGHTSHOT] to [ON] while the
NIGHTSHOT switch (p. 27) is also set to
ON.
appears on the screen.
To return to the normal setting, set [SUPER
NIGHTSHOT] to [OFF].
COLOR SLOW SHTR
(Color Slow Shutter)
S. NIGHTSHOT PLS
(Super NightShot plus)
(DCR-SR42/SR62/SR82)
SUPER NIGHTSHOT
(DCR-SR200/SR300)
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bNotes
Do not use [SUPER NIGHTSHOT] in bright
places. This may cause a malfunction.
Do not cover the infrared port with your fingers
or other objects.
Remove the conversion lens (optional).
Adjust the focus manually ([FOCUS], p. 67)
when it is hard to focus automatically.
The shutter speed of your camcorder changes
depending on the brightness, which may result
in a slowdown of the motion of the image.
You can record a transition with the
following effects adding to the interval
between scenes.
1Select the desired effect in [STBY] (during
fading in) or [REC] (during fading out)
mode, then touch .
2Press START/STOP.
The fader indicator stops flashing and
disappears when the fade is complete.
To cancel the fader before starting the
operation, touch [OFF] in step 1.
If you press START/STOP, the setting is
canceled.
WHITE FADER
BLACK FADER
When you select [OLD MOVIE],
appears and you can add an old movie
effect to images.
To cancel [D.EFFECT], touch [OFF].
You can add special effects to an image
during recording or playback. appears.
BOFF
Does not use [PICT.EFFECT] setting.
SEPIA
Images appear in sepia.
B&W
Images appear in black and white.
PASTEL
Images appear as a pale pastel drawing.
You can select the microphone level for
recording sound.
Select [LOW] when you want to record
exciting and powerful sound in a concert
hall, etc.
BNORMAL
Records various surround sounds,
converting them into the certain level.
LOW ( )
Records surround sound faithfully. This
setting is not suitable for recording
conversations.
You can record a still image after about 10
seconds.
Press PHOTO when [SELF-TIMER] is set
to [ON], and appears.
To cancel the count down, touch [RESET].
To cancel the self-timer, select [OFF].
zTips
You can also operate by pressing PHOTO on
the Remote Commander (p. 122) (except for
DCR-SR42).
FADER
D.EFFECT (Digital effect)
Fading out Fading in
PICT.EFFECT (Picture
effect)
MICREF LEVEL
SELF-TIMER
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You can set this function when you use an
external flash (optional) that is compatible
with your camcorder. Attach the external
flash to the Active Interface Shoe (p. 120).
BON ( )
Flashes every time.
AUTO
Flashes automatically.
FLASH MODE
(DCR-SR62/SR82)
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What you can do with Windows computer
When you install the “Picture Motion
Browser” on a Windows computer from the
supplied CD-ROM, you can enjoy the
following operations.
bNotes
The supplied software is not compatible with a
Macintosh.
xCreating a DVD using the One
Touch Disc Burn function (p. 77)
You can save images recorded on the hard
disk of your camcorder on a DVD by
pressing DISC BURN button on your
Handycam Station (One Touch Disc Burn
function).
It is an simple operation to save images to
a DVD.
xImporting images recorded on the
hard disk of your camcorder to a
computer (p. 81)
You can import images recorded on the
hard disk of your camcorder to a computer
with a simple operation.
xDeleting images recorded on the
hard disk of your camcorder by a
computer (p. 85)
You can delete images recorded on the
hard disk of your camcorder by using a
computer.
xViewing images imported to a
computer (p. 86)
You can manage images recorded on the
hard disk of your camcorder by date, and
select images you want to view as
thumbnails.
These thumbnails can be enlarged and
played in a slide show.
xCreating a DVD with edited images
You can edit images imported to a
computer (p. 88).
You can create a DVD with selected
images (p. 90).
xCreating a DVD with movies
included in a Playlist on your
camcorder (p. 91)
You can save movies included in a Playlist
on your camcorder on a DVD with a
simple operation.
xCopying a DVD
t Video Disc Copier (p. 92)
You can copy a DVD you created as it is.
The Help guide explains all the functions of
all the software applications. Refer to the
Help guide for further detailed operations
after reading this Handbook thoroughly.
To display the Help guide, click the
mark on the screen.
Main functions
About the help function of the
software
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System requirements
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP
Professional, or Windows XP Media
Center Edition
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured if the above OS
has been upgraded or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU: Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or faster
Application: DirectX 9.0c or later (This
product is based on DirectX technology. It
is necessary to have DirectX installed.)
Sound system: Direct Sound compatible
sound card
Memory: 256 MB or more
Hard disk: Available free hard disk space for
installation required: Approximately
600 MB (for creating a DVD, 5 GB or
more may be required)
Display: DirectX 7 or later-compatible video
card, Minimum 1024 × 768 dots, High
Color (16 bit color)
Others: USB port (this must be provided
as standard), DVD burner (CD-ROM drive
is necessary for installation)
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP
Professional or Windows XP Media Center
Edition
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured if the above OS
has been upgraded.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
Others: USB port (this must be provided
as standard)
bNotes
Even in a computer environment where the
operations are guaranteed, frames may be
dropped from movies, resulting in uneven
playback. However, imported images and
images on a DVD created subsequently will not
be affected.
Operations are not guaranteed, even on
computers fulfilling the above system
requirements.
Picture Motion Browser does not support 5.1ch
surround sound reproduction. The sound is
reproduced in 2ch sound.
If you use a Notebook computer, connect it to
the AC Adaptor as the power source. Otherwise,
the software will not work properly due to the
power saving function of the computer.
zTips
If your computer has a Memory Stick slot, insert
the “Memory Stick Duo” on which still images
are recorded into the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (optional), then insert it into the
Memory Stick slot on your computer to import
still images to the computer.
When using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
your computer is not compatible with it, connect
your camcorder with the USB cable instead of
using the Memory Stick slot on the computer.
Use a special caution for preventing
damages and malfunctions of the
camcorder
When connecting your camcorder with the USB
cable or other cable, make sure you insert the
connector in the correct direction. Do not insert
the connector forcibly as it may damage the
cable or your camcorder.
Be sure to use the supplied software when
operating images recorded on the camcorder
through a computer.
On screenshots
The screenshots are from Windows XP. The
scenes may vary depending on the operating
system of the computer.
On screenshots in this Handbook, the
application for English version is used. When
you install the application, you can select other
language (p. 75).
When using Picture Motion Browser
When playing still images recorded
on a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
computer
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Installing the software
You need to install the software to your
Windows computer before connecting
your camcorder to the computer. The
installation is required only for the first
time.
Provide the camcorder and the Handycam
Station, and a USB cable beforehand.
Contents to be installed and procedures
may differ depending on your OS.
1Confirm that your camcorder is
not connected to the computer.
2Turn on the computer.
bNotes
Log on as Administrators for installation.
Close all applications running on the computer
before installing the software.
3Place the supplied CD-ROM in the
disc drive of your computer.
The installation screen appears.
If the screen does not appear
1Click [Start], then click [My
Computer]. (For Windows 2000,
double-click [My Computer].)
2Double-click [SONYPICTUTIL (E:)]
(CD-ROM) (disc drive).*
*Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary
depending on the computer.
4Click [Install].
5Select the language for the
application to be installed, then
click [Next].
6Check your area and country/
region, then click [Next].
bNotes
The software is set up for your selected country/
region.
7Read [License Agreement], select
[I accept the terms of the license
agreement] when you agree, then
click [Next].
8Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, then turn the
POWER switch to turn on.
9Connect the Handycam Station to
your computer using the supplied
USB cable, then click [Next] on
the connection confirmation
screen.
Even if a screen prompting you to
restart your computer appears, you do
not need to restart it at this time. Restart
your computer after completing the
installation.
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Follow the on-screen instructions
to install the software.
Depending on the computer, you may
need to install third party software
(shown below). If the installation screen
appears, follow the instructions to
install the required software.
xWindows Media Format 9 Series
Runtime (Windows 2000 only)
Software required to create a DVD
xMicrosoft DirectX 9.0c
Software required to handle movies
Restart the computer if required to
complete the installation.
The short-cut icons, such as [ ] (Picture
Motion Browser), appear on the desktop.
11
Remove the CD-ROM from the
disc drive of your computer.
zTips
For disconnecting the USB cable, see page 79.
After you install the software,
a shortcut icon for the
customers registration website
is created on the desktop.
Once you register on the website, you
can get secure and useful customer
support.
http://www.sony.net/registration/di/
For the information about Picture
Motion Browser, visit the following
URL:
http://www.sony.net/support-disoft/
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Creating a DVD with One Touch
The kinds of DVD that you can use with the
supplied software are as listed below. The
DVDs you can use differ, depending on the
computer you use. For details on the DVDs
compatible with your computer, refer to the
operations manual supplied with your
computer. You may not be able to play back
some types of DVDs, depending on the
device you have. Refer to the specifications
of your playback equipment for additional
compatibility information.
8 cm DVDs are not supported.
When saving data on a DVD+RW, the data is
recorded in VIDEO format. You cannot add
more data on the DVD+RW.
Use a DVD produced by a reliable
manufacturer. You may not save images
correctly when using a low quality DVD.
You can save images recorded on the hard
disk of your camcorder on a DVD in your
computer by pressing DISC BURN button
on the Handycam Station (One Touch Disc
Burn function) without any complex
operations on your computer. The images
that have not yet been saved on a DVD with
One Touch Disc Burn can automatically be
saved on a DVD.
zTips
The image data previously saved on a DVD in
this operation cannot be saved again with the
same operation. To save data on a DVD again
after it has been saved previously, import the
images to a computer (p. 81). Then, save the
data on a DVD, following the instructions in
“Creating and copying a DVD” (p. 90).
The history of each saved image is recorded
according to the user account. If you use a
different user account, the image that has
already been saved to a DVD is written to the
DVD again.
If you cannot save all your image data on a
DVD, the data is automatically saved on more
than one DVD. The required number of DVDs
is displayed in step 7 on the screen.
Still images are recorded first on a DVD. When
you save images on several DVDs, the still
images are recorded on the first DVD.
The sound quality remains as it is when you
save a movie recorded in 5.1ch surround sound
on a DVD (DCR-SR200/SR300).
bNotes
Still images on a DVD created with One Touch
Disc Burn function cannot be played back on a
DVD player. Play them back on a computer.
1Confirm that the Handycam
Station is not connected to the
computer.
2Turn on the computer.
Types of DVDs you can use
DVD types Characteristics
DVD-R • Unrewritable
Fairly inexpensive. Mainly
used for saving data
Compatible with most DVD
players
DVD+R • Unrewritable
DVD+R DL Using the double layer
DVD+R system containing
more recordable capacity
• Unrewritable
DVD-RW Rewritable and reusable
DVD+RW Rewritable and reusable
Saving images on a DVD with One
Touch (One Touch Disc Burn)
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3Place the recordable DVD to be
saved in the DVD drive of your
computer.
zTips
It is recommended that you use a new
recordable DVD.
If any software starts on the computer
automatically, close it.
4Connect the Handycam Station to
the wall outlet using the supplied
AC Adaptor.
5Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, then turn the
POWER switch to turn on.
zTips
You can perform this operation, whichever
position of the (Movie)/ (Still) lamp is
lit.
6Press DISC BURN button on the
Handycam Station.
7Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The DVD recognition window is
displayed on the computer screen.
When the DVD type is recognized,
DVD creation begins.
bNotes
When connecting your camcorder to a
computer, make sure you insert the connector in
the correct direction. Do not insert the connector
forcibly as it may damage the cable, the
Handycam Station or your computer.
zTips
Your camcorder is compatible with Hi-Speed
USB (USB 2.0). You can transfer data at a faster
rate using a computer compatible with Hi-Speed
USB (USB 2.0). When you connect a USB
interface not compatible with Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0), the data transfer ratio will be that of
USB 1.1 (USB Full-Speed).
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ACurrent status of all DVD creation
BCurrent status per DVD
CNumber of DVDs required
DNumber of DVDs being created
When the DVD creation is completed,
the disc tray opens automatically.
bNotes
During DVD creation, do not apply vibration to
the camcorder. The DVD creation may be
terminated.
Make sure no other USB devices are connected
to your computer.
zTips
When you insert a burned DVD-RW/DVD+RW
in the DVD drive in step 3, a message appears,
asking if you want to delete data saved on a
DVD.
When you cannot store all the recordable data
on a DVD, follow the on-screen instructions,
then insert a new DVD onto the DVD drive.
8Once the completion dialog for
DVD creation appears, click
[Close] on the computer screen.
To create another DVD, click [Copy].
zTips
You can also create a DVD by selecting [DISC
BURN] on the [USB SELECT] screen of your
camcorder (p. 80).
You can also create a DVD by selecting [One
Touch Disc Burn] in the HDD Handycam
Utility (p. 80).
To disconnect the USB cable
1Touch [END] on the LCD screen of
your camcorder.
2Click the [Unplug or eject hardware]
icon on the task tray.
3Click [Safely remove USB Mass
Storage Device].
4Touch [YES] on the LCD screen of your
camcorder.
5Disconnect the USB cable from the
Handycam Station and the computer.
bNotes
Do not disconnect the USB cable while the
ACCESS lamp is lit.
Before turning off your camcorder, disconnect
the USB cable following the proper procedures
described above.
Disconnect the USB cable using the proper
procedures described above. Otherwise, files
stored on the hard disk of your camcorder or in a
“Memory Stick Duo” may not be updated
correctly. Also, disconnecting the USB cable
improperly may cause a malfunction of the hard
disk of your camcorder or of the “Memory Stick
Duo.”
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After creating a DVD
After creating a DVD, check that the DVD can
be played back properly on a DVD player or
other devices.
When you cannot play back the DVD properly,
import the images to the computer by following
the steps on page 81.
Then save the data on a DVD, following the
instructions in “Creating and copying a DVD”
(p. 90).
If you check that the DVD can be played back
properly, it is recommended that you delete the
images from the camcorder using the functions
on the camcorder by following the steps on page
38. In this way, you can increase the free hard
disk space of your camcorder.
To copy a created DVD, use the supplied DVD
copy software (p. 92).
You cannot save the images on the hard disk of
your computer in this operation.
You cannot delete the images on the hard disk
of the camcorder in this operation.
You cannot edit the images on the created DVD
with a computer. When you want to edit the
images with the computer, import the images
onto the computer first (p. 81).
If DVD creation ends unexpectedly, the last
correctly saved file is completed. When you
create a DVD with the One Touch Disc Burn
function next time, the image data file that has
not yet been saved on the DVD will be the first
one to be saved.
The images that have been imported to a
computer using Easy PC Back-up, can be saved
on a DVD with the One Touch Disc Burn
function.
To perform [DISC BURN] on the [USB
SELECT] screen of your camcorder
1Turn on the computer.
2Place the recordable DVD to be saved in
the DVD drive of your computer.
3Connect the Handycam Station to the
wall outlet using the supplied AC
Adaptor.
4Set the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station, then turn the POWER switch to
turn on.
5Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer using
the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen is displayed
on the LCD screen of your camcorder.
For connecting with the USB cable, see
page 78.
6Touch [DISC BURN] on the LCD
screen of your camcorder.
The DVD recognition window is
displayed on the computer screen.
When the DVD type is recognized,
DVD creation begins.
To perform [One Touch Disc Burn] on
the HDD Handycam Utility of a
computer
1Turn on the computer.
2Place the recordable DVD to be saved in
the DVD drive of your computer.
3Connect the Handycam Station to the
wall outlet using the supplied AC
Adaptor.
4Set the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station, then turn the POWER switch to
turn on.
5Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer using
the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen is displayed
on the LCD screen of your camcorder.
For connecting with the USB cable, see
page 78.
6Touch [ COMPUTER] on the LCD
screen of your camcorder.
The [HDD Handycam Utility] window
is displayed on the computer screen.
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7Click [One Touch Disc Burn] in the
[HDD Handycam Utility] window on
the computer screen.
8Click [Start].
The DVD recognition window is
displayed on the computer screen.
When the DVD type is recognized,
DVD creation begins.
To customize the settings of the DVD
drive used for creating a DVD
1Click [Settings...] in step 7 in “To
perform [One Touch Disc Burn] on the
HDD Handycam Utility of a computer”.
ADrive settings
Select the drive you want to use to
create a DVD.
BLocation for temporary files
Specify a folder to be used to save
temporary files in the window
displayed when [Browse] is clicked.
CWriting speed
Select [Optimum Speed] for normal
usage. If DVD creation failure persists,
select lower speed.
2Click [OK] when the setting is
completed.
Importing images to a
computer
You can view and edit images imported
from the camcorder to the computer. Also,
you can create a DVD with the imported
materials. To import images from the
camcorder, use [Easy PC Back-up], [Media
File Import], etc.
You can import images recorded on the
hard disk of your camcorder to a computer
with a simple operation using the Easy PC
Back-up function of the HDD Handycam
Utility. The images recorded on the hard
disk of your camcorder that have not yet
been imported to a computer can
automatically be imported to your
computer.
1Turn on the computer.
2Connect the Handycam Station to
the wall outlet using the supplied
AC Adaptor.
3Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, then turn the
POWER switch to turn on.
4Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen is displayed
on the LCD screen of your camcorder.
For connecting with the USB cable, see
page 78.
Importing entire images to a
computer (Easy PC Back-up)
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5Touch [ COMPUTER] on the
LCD screen of your camcorder.
The [HDD Handycam Utility] window
is displayed on the computer screen.
6Click [Easy PC Back-up] in the
[HDD Handycam Utility] window
on the computer screen.
7Select the type of image file and
the destination folder.
AImporting file type
Select if you want to import movies and
still images individually. In the default
setting, both the movies and still
images are set to be imported.
BThe destination folder
To change the destination folder to save
the imported images, click [Change].
The default destination is set as the [My
Pictures] folder.
8Click [Import].
The image that have not been imported
to a computer are automatically
imported to your computer.
When the import of the data is
completed, [Picture Motion Browser]
starts up automatically and the imported
images are displayed in the window.
bNotes
While importing images, do not apply vibration
on the camcorder. The importing may be
terminated.
You can import selected images on your
camcorder to a computer with [Media File
Import] on the HDD Handycam Utility.
1Turn on the computer.
2Connect the Handycam Station to
the wall outlet using the supplied
AC Adaptor.
3Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, then turn the
POWER switch to turn on.
Importing selected images to a
computer (Media File Import)
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4Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen is displayed
on the LCD screen of your camcorder.
For connecting with the USB cable, see
page 78.
5Touch [ COMPUTER] on the
LCD screen of your camcorder.
The [HDD Handycam Utility] window
is displayed on the computer screen.
6Click [Media File Import] in the
[HDD Handycam Utility] window
on the computer screen.
The image select window for importing
is displayed.
Movies and still images recorded on the
camcorder are displayed as thumbnails
on each tab.
7To import movies, click [Movies]
tab, or to import still images, click
[Still images] tab.
AMovies
BStill images
8Select the images you want to
import.
Click the check box at the top left on the
thumbnails of movies and still images
you want to import. If you want to
import all the images on selected tab,
click [ ] (Select All).
zTips
By switching the tabs, you can select both
movies and still images at the same time.
To change the destination, click [Change], then
select the desired folder. The default destination
is set as [My Pictures]. You can change the
destination where imported files will be saved
by selecting a folder from among those
registered as [Viewed folder] in the window that
is displayed when you click [Change].
9Click [Import].
The import of selected images starts.
To import still images using the
Memory Stick slot of a computer
You can import still images recorded on a
“Memory Stick Duo” by inserting the
“Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory
Stick slot of a computer.
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zTips
You can import the still images recorded on a
“Memory Stick Duo” with connecting your
camcorder and a computer (p. 84).
1Turn on the computer.
2Insert a recorded “Memory Stick Duo”
into the Memory Stick slot of your
computer.
3Double-click [ ] (Picture Motion
Browser) on the desktop.
[Picture Motion Browser] starts up.
4Click [ ].
Or, select [Import Media Files] in the
[File] menu.
5Click [Digital Still Camera/Memory
Stick (DCF Format)] t [OK].
The window to used to select the drive/
folder for the still images to be imported
from/to is displayed.
6Select the medium holding the still
images you want to import.
7Select the destination folder to save the
imported still images.
zTips
The default destination is set as [My Pictures].
You can change the destination where imported
files will be saved by selecting a folder from
among those registered as [Viewed folder] in
the window that is displayed when you click
[Change].
8Click [Import].
The import of the selected still images
starts.
To import still images from the
“Memory Stick Duo” to a computer
via a USB cable
You can import the still images recorded on
the “Memory Stick Duo” to a computer
with connecting your camcorder and a
computer.
1Turn on the computer.
2Connect the Handycam Station to the
wall outlet using the supplied AC
Adaptor.
3Set the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station, then turn the POWER switch to
turn on.
4Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer using
the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen is displayed
on the LCD screen of your camcorder.
For connecting with the USB cable, see
page 78.
5Touch [ COMPUTER] on the LCD
screen of your camcorder.
The importing image window is
displayed on the computer screen.
6Select the drive that the images
recorded.
7Select the destination folder to save the
imported still images.
8Click [Import].
The import of selected still images to
the selected folder starts.
On destination folders
The images are imported to the date folders
(named with the date imported) created in
the [My Pictures] folder in the default
setting.
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Deleting images recorded on the camcorder
through the computer
You can delete images recorded on the
camcorder using Picture Motion Browser.
bNotes
You cannot restore images once they are
deleted.
You cannot delete images recorded on the
“Memory Stick Duo” using this function.
1Turn on the computer.
2Connect the Handycam Station to
the wall outlet using the supplied
AC Adaptor.
3Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, then turn the
POWER switch to turn on.
4Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen is displayed
on the LCD screen of your camcorder.
For connecting with the USB cable, see
page 78.
5Touch [ COMPUTER] on the
LCD screen of your camcorder.
The [HDD Handycam Utility] window
is displayed on the computer screen.
6Click [Delete Media Files from
Handycam] in the [HDD
Handycam Utility] window on the
computer screen.
The image select window is displayed.
Movies and still images recorded on the
camcorder are displayed as thumbnails
on each tab.
AMovies
BStill images
7To delete movies, click [Movies]
tab, or to delete still images, click
[Still images] tab.
8Select the images you want to
delete.
Click the check box at the top left on the
thumbnails of movies and still images
you want to delete.
9Click [Delete].
The deleting confirmation screen
appears.
10
Click [Yes].
zTips
For disconnecting the USB cable, see page 79.
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Viewing images imported to a computer
You can browse images imported to a
computer, sorted by registered folder
(Folder view), or sorted by the date and
time they were recorded (Calendar view).
1Turn on the computer.
2Double-click [ ] (Picture Motion
Browser) on the desktop.
[Picture Motion Browser] starts up.
3Click [Folders] or [Calendar] on
the Folder/Calendar switching
tab.
When you click [Folders], a list of
registered folders is displayed.
When you click [Calendar], the years
and months that have images are
displayed in a list on a calendar tree.
4Click the folder, or click the year
and month of recording images
you want to view.
When you click the folder, thumbnails
of images stored in the selected folder
are listed.
When you click the year and month, a
calendar is displayed. In the date box of
the calendar, thumbnails of images
recorded on that date are displayed.
When you click the folder
When you click the month icon
zTips
When you click the month on the yearly
calendar, the calendar switches to the selected
month.
When you click the date on a monthly calendar,
the calendar switches to a time calendar for the
selected date. Thumbnails of the images
recorded on that day are displayed, arranged
according to the hour they were recorded.
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To enlarge an image
Double-click the thumbnail.
The view image window starts up and the
selected image is enlarged.
When you select a movie, the slider and the
playback control buttons appear and
playback starts.
When you select a still image
When you select a movie
To playback images continuously
You can playback images continuously as a
slide show. Here we explain the procedure
for starting a slide show by selecting
images in the Calendar view.
1Turn on the computer.
2Double-click [ ] (Picture Motion
Browser) on the desktop.
[Picture Motion Browser] starts up.
3Click [Calendar] on the Folder/Calendar
switching tab.
4Click the date when the image you want
to view in the slide show is recorded.
A list of images recorded on the selected
date is displayed.
5Select the images.
The selected images are marked with a
blue frame.
To select listed images in the image display
area on the main window, click the first
thumbnail, then press and hold down [Shift]
key and click the last thumbnail.
To select two or more random images, press
and hold down [Ctrl] key while clicking
thumbnails.
6Click [ ].
The selected image is displayed full
screen, and a slide show starts.
If you move the mouse while the slide
show is playing, a setting bar for
controlling the playback is displayed
and you can control playback and adjust
the volume.
To delete unnecessary image from the
computer
1Right-click the thumbnail of the image
you want to delete.
2Click [Delete] t [Yes].
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Editing the imported images
You can cut out only required movie parts
to save.
1Turn on the computer.
2Double-click [ ] (Picture Motion
Browser) on the desktop.
[Picture Motion Browser] starts up.
3Select the movie you want to edit
in the Folder view or Calendar
view (p. 86).
4Click [ ] and select [Video
Trimming].
The Video Trimming window is
displayed.
zTips
You can display the Video Trimming window
by selecting [Video Trimming] from the
[Manipulate] menu in the Main window, or
clicking [ ] in the view image window and
selecting [Video Trimming].
5Select the scene you want to set
as an IN point (the beginning of
the required part) using the [c],
[C] buttons on the right side of
the window, or the slider, and
click [Set IN point].
The selected scene is displayed in the
thumbnail of [IN point].
6Select the scene you want to set
as an OUT point (the end of the
required part) in the same way,
and click [Set OUT point].
The selected scene is displayed in the
thumbnail of [OUT point].
7After setting the points, click
[Save Edited Video].
The Save Video window is displayed.
The edited movie file will be saved with
a file name different from that of the
original file name.
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8Click [Save] to save the edited
movie.
Saving takes some time. When the
saving is completed, a message is
displayed. Click [OK].
To capture still images from a movie
Click [Save Frame] in the Video Trimming
window to save the current frame as a still
image. The file of the still image is saved in
the same folder as the original movie.
zTips
Still images are saved in high resolution. By
clicking [Settings] on the window displayed
after you click [Save Frame], you can adjust the
settings for noise reduction and color correction.
You can edit imported still images as
follows. For details about the operation,
refer to the Picture Motion Browser Help.
Automatic Correction
Automatically corrects the brightness
and contrast to the most suitable levels
for that image.
Correcting brightness and contrast
The brightness and contrast of still
images can be corrected. You can also
correct only dark or light areas.
Correcting saturation
Adjusts the saturation of images.
Adjusting sharpness
Emphasizes the outline of images.
Adjusting with the tone curve
The histogram and tone curve for the
channel being displayed in the drop-
down list are shown. You can adjust the
tone curve for each channel.
Red-eye Reduction
If the red-eye is caused by shooting a
person with flash, you can correct the
red-eye portion of the still image. You
can correct and remove the red-eye
portion of still images.
Trimming
You can edit still images and use only
the parts of the image you want.
Resizing
You can resize still images and save
them to the desired folder.
Changing the date and time stamp
You can change the date and time stamp
of still images in a batch.
Inserting date
You can insert a date stamp into still
images.
Editing still images
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Creating and copying a DVD
You can create a DVD Video with a DVD
menu by putting images on your computer
as materials.
zTips
The selected movies are written to the DVD as
they are. If there are unnecessary scenes in the
movie, edit it beforehand (p. 88).
1Turn on the computer, and place
the recordable DVD to be saved in
the DVD drive of your computer.
2Double-click [ ] (Picture Motion
Browser) on the desktop.
[Picture Motion Browser] starts up.
3Select the images you want to
write to the DVD in the Folder
view or Calendar view (p. 86).
You can select two or more images, or
select images by folder or date.
zTips
To select listed images in the image display area
on the main window, click the first thumbnail,
then press and hold down [Shift] key and click
the last thumbnail.
To select two or more random images, press and
hold down [Ctrl] key while clicking thumbnails.
4Select [DVD-Video Creation] in
the [Manipulate] menu.
The window used to select images is
displayed.
5Confirm the images to write to the
DVD.
zTips
Double-click a thumbnail to playback the
image.
To add images to the previously selected ones,
select the images you want to add in the image
display area on the main window and drag and
drop onto this window.
6Click [Next].
Menu selection window of the DVD is
displayed.
7Select menu design and a title
creation method, and enter the
DVD name.
Image of DVD video menu to create is
displayed.
Creating a DVD with selected
images
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zTips
Selecting [Menu Sorted by Date Taken] in the
Menu structure drop-down list automatically
changes the order of movies and still images
into the order of date on which they were
recorded.
Clicking [Font] lets you select the text color of
the DVD name and title, etc.
Clicking [Preview] lets you check the
completion image of the DVD video to create.
Clicking [Settings] lets you set the various
operations that take place upon the first play of a
DVD, movie quality, and display time for each
still image in slide show.
8Click [Start].
The images are written to the DVD.
zTips
You can choose to create more copies of the
same DVD after writing to the DVD is
completed.
You can save movies listed in a Playlist on
the hard disk of your camcorder on a DVD
using [Playlist Disc Creation] in the HDD
Handycam Utility.
1Turn on the computer.
2Place the recordable DVD to be
saved in the DVD drive of your
computer.
3Connect the Handycam Station to
the wall outlet using the supplied
AC Adaptor.
4Set the camcorder onto the
Handycam Station, then turn the
POWER switch to turn on.
5Connect the (USB) jack of the
Handycam Station to a computer
using the supplied USB cable.
The [USB SELECT] screen is displayed
on the LCD screen of your camcorder.
For connecting with the USB cable, see
page 78.
6Touch [ COMPUTER] on the
LCD screen of your camcorder.
The [HDD Handycam Utility] window
is displayed on the computer screen.
7Click [Playlist Disc Creation] in
the [HDD Handycam Utility]
window on the computer screen.
8Click [Start].
The movies listed in a Playlist on your
camcorder are displayed as thumbnails.
Saving movies in the Playlist to a
DVD
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9Confirm the movies to write to a
DVD.
The movies with checkmarks at the top
right are written on the DVD in the
Playlist order.
10
Click [Next].
The menu selection window of the DVD
is displayed.
11
Select a menu design and a title
creation method, and enter the
DVD name.
Image of DVD video menu to create is
displayed.
zTips
Selecting [Menu Sorted by Date Taken] in the
Menu structure drop-down list automatically
changes the order of movies and still images
into the order of date on which they were
recorded.
Clicking [Font] lets you select the text color of
the DVD name and title, etc.
Clicking [Preview] lets you check the
completion image of the DVD video to create.
Clicking [Settings] lets you set the various
operations that take place upon the first play of a
DVD, movie quality, and display time for each
still image in slide show.
12
Click [Start].
DVD creation starts.
zTips
You can choose to create more copies of the
same DVD after writing to the DVD is
completed.
You can copy the images recorded on a
DVD to another DVD.
You can also back up a DVD.
This procedure describes how to copy the
images recorded on a DVD-RW (12 cm) to
a DVD-R (12 cm) in the DVD drive of your
computer.
1Turn on the computer.
2Insert a recorded DVD into the
DVD drive of your computer.
3Click [Start] t [All Programs] (for
Windows 2000, click [Programs])
t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Video
Disc Copier] on your computer.
Disc copy window is displayed.
4Select a DVD drive for [Source:]
and [Copy to:].
The status of the drive and DVD is
displayed. Depending on the status,
copying cannot start. Follow the
instruction to change the DVD.
Obtaining information from a DVD of
your computer takes time. Wait until the
DVD information is displayed in the
window.
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5When preparations for copying
are completed, click [Start].
DVD copy starts.
zTips
You can choose to create more copies of the
same DVD after writing to the DVD is
completed.
To change the location for temporary
files and the writing speed
On the Disc copy window, click [Settings].
Select [Manually select a writing speed
before writing to the disc] and click [OK] to
specify the writing speed each time, before
writing starts.
zTips
Depending on the capacity of the source DVD,
the free space required on your hard disk for
temporary files varies.
Manipulating still
images
You can manipulate imported still images
as follows. For details about the operation,
refer to the Picture Motion Browser Help.
You can print imported still images.
You can also print still images with the date
information.
zTips
You can save a scene you select from the movie
as a still image and print it.
You can start your e-mail software, attach
still images to e-mail and send them via e-
mail.
bNotes
MAPI must be enabled in your e-mail software
for this feature to work. Refer to the user manual
or help files of your e-mail software for more
information about MAPI.
Movie data files cannot be sent by e-mail.
You can start a commercially available
application via Picture Motion Browser and
view images with these applications.
Printing still images
Sending still images by e-mail
Opening with external
applications
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using your
camcorder, use the following table to
troubleshoot the problem. If the problem
persists, disconnect the power source and
contact your Sony dealer.
Overall operations/Easy Handycam
operation/Remote Commander .............94
• Batteries/Power sources ........................95
• LCD screen............................................96
“Memory Stick Duo” ............................96
Recording ..............................................97
Playing back images on your
camcorder ............................................99
Editing images on your camcorder
........100
Dubbing/Connecting to other
devices ...............................................100
• Connecting to a computer ...................100
Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously.....................................102
Notes before sending your camcorder
for repair
• Your camcorder may be required to
initialize or change the current hard disk
of the camcorder, depending on the
problem. In the event of this, the data
stored on the hard disk will be deleted. Be
sure to save the data on the internal hard
disk (p. 37) on other media (backup)
before sending your camcorder for repair.
We will not compensate you for any loss
of hard disk data.
• During repair, we may check a minimum
amount of data stored on the hard disk in
order to investigate the problem.
However, your Sony dealer will neither
copy nor retain your data.
The power does not turn on.
Attach a charged battery pack to the
camcorder (p. 13).
Connect the plug of the AC Adaptor to the
wall outlet (p. 13).
Set the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station securely (p. 13).
The camcorder does not operate
even when the power is set to on.
It takes a few seconds for your camcorder
to be ready to shoot after the power is
turned on. This is not a malfunction.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
outlet or remove the battery pack, then
reconnect it after about 1 minute. If the
functions still do not work, press the
RESET button (p. 119) using a sharp-
pointed object. (If you press the RESET
button, all settings, including the clock
setting, are reset.)
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely low. Turn off the camcorder and
take it to a warm place. Leave the
camcorder there for a while, then turn on
the camcorder.
Buttons do not work.
During Easy Handycam operation, the
following buttons/functions are not
available.
– BACK LIGHT button (p. 28)
– Playback zoom (p. 33)
– To turn on and off the LCD backlight
(Pressing and holding the DISP/BATT
INFO button for a few seconds) (p. 19)
Overall operations/Easy
Handycam operation/Remote
Commander
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The (OPTION) button is not
displayed.
The OPTION MENU cannot be used
during Easy Handycam operation.
The menu settings have changed
automatically.
During Easy Handycam operation, nearly
all the menu items will be automatically
set to the default settings.
During Easy Handycam operation, some
menu items are fixed as follows.
– [REC MODE] : [SP]
– [ QUALITY] : [FINE]
– [DATA CODE] : [DATE/TIME]
Following menu items return to the default
settings when you set the POWER switch
to OFF (CHG) for more than 12 hours.
– [FOCUS]
– [SPOT FOCUS]
–[EXPOSURE]
– [SPOT METER]
– [SCENE SELECTION]
– [WHITE BAL.]
– [MICREF LEVEL]
– [DROP SENSOR]
Even if you press EASY, menu
settings do not switch to their
defaults automatically.
During Easy Handycam operation, settings
for the following menu items are
maintained the ones before Easy
Handycam operation.
– [FILE NO.]
– [VOLUME]
– [TV TYPE]
– [ DISPLAY]
– [BEEP]
– [CLOCK SET]
– [AREA SET]
– [DST SET]/[SUMMERTIME]
– [WIDE SELECT]*1
– [ IMAGE SIZE]*2
– [DEMO MODE]
– [TIMING]*2
– [STILL MEDIA]
– [ LANGUAGE SET]
– [RECORD SOUND]*2
– [FLASH MODE]*3
*1DCR-SR42
*2DCR-SR200/SR300
*3DCR-SR62/SR82
Your camcorder gets warm.
This is because the power has been turned
on for a long time. This is not a
malfunction.
The supplied Remote Commander
does not function (except for DCR-
SR42).
Set [REMOTE CTRL] to [ON] (p. 64).
Insert a battery into the battery holder with
the +/– polarities correctly matching the +/
– marks (p. 122).
Remove any obstructions between the
Remote Commander and the remote
sensor.
Point the remote sensor away from strong
light sources such as direct sunlight or
overhead lighting. Otherwise, the Remote
Commander may not function properly.
Another DVD device malfunctions
when you use the supplied Remote
Commander (except for DCR-SR42).
Select a commander mode other than DVD
2 for your DVD device, or cover the sensor
of your DVD device with black paper.
The power abruptly turns off.
When approximately 5 minutes have
elapsed while you do not operate your
camcorder, the camcorder is automatically
turned off (A.SHUT OFF). Change the
setting of [A.SHUT OFF] (p. 64), or turn
on the power again, or use the AC
Adaptor.
Charge the battery pack (p. 13).
Batteries/Power sources
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The CHG (charge) lamp does not
light while the battery pack is being
charged.
Turn the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
(p. 13).
Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 13).
Connect the power cord to the wall outlet
properly.
The battery charge is completed (p. 13).
Set the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station securely (p. 13).
The CHG (charge) lamp flashes while
the battery pack is being charged.
Attach the battery pack to the camcorder
correctly (p. 13). If the problem persists,
disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall
outlet and contact your Sony dealer. The
battery pack may be damaged.
The remaining battery time indicator
does not indicate the correct time.
The temperature of the environment is too
high or too low. This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery again. If
the problem persists, replace the battery
pack with a new one (p. 13).
The indicated time may not be correct
depending on the environment of use.
The battery pack is quickly
discharged.
The temperature of the environment is too
high or low. This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack has not been charged
enough. Fully charge the battery again. If
the problem persists, replace the battery
pack with a new one (p. 13).
The buttons do not appear on the
touch panel.
Touch the LCD screen lightly.
Press DISP/BATT INFO on your
camcorder (or DISPLAY on the Remote
Commander (except for DCR-SR42))
(p. 19).
The buttons on the touch panel do
not work correctly or do not work at
all.
Adjust the touch panel
([CALIBRATION]) (p. 115).
Menu items are grayed out.
You cannot select grayed items in the
current recording/playback situation.
There are some functions you cannot
activate simultaneously (p. 102).
You cannot operate functions using
the “Memory Stick Duo.
If you use a “Memory Stick Duo”
formatted on a computer, format it again
on your camcorder (p. 50).
You cannot delete images stored on
or format the “Memory Stick Duo.
The maximum number of still images that
you can delete on the index screen at one
time is 100.
You cannot delete still images that have
write-protection set by another device.
The data file name is not indicated
correctly or flashes.
The file is damaged.
The file format is not supported by your
camcorder (p. 111). Use the supported file
format.
LCD screen
“Memory Stick Duo”
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Troubleshooting
Refer also to “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 96).
Pressing START/STOP or PHOTO
does not record images.
The playback screen is displayed. Set your
camcorder to recording standby (p. 24).
Your camcorder is recording the image
you have just shot on the hard disk. You
cannot make new recording during this
period (p. 24).
The hard disk of the camcorder is full.
Delete unnecessary images (p. 38).
Total number of movies or still images
exceeds the recordable capacity of your
camcorder (p. 57, 110). Delete unnecessary
images (p. 38).
While activating [DROP SENSOR] (p. 64),
you may not record images.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely low. Turn off the camcorder and
take it to a warm place. Leave the camcorder
there for a while, then turn on the camcorder.
You cannot record a still image.
The playback screen is displayed. Set your
camcorder to recording standby (p. 24).
You can capture up to 3 still images only
during movie recording (DCR-SR200/
SR300).
The “Memory Stick Duo” has run out of
space. Use a new “Memory Stick Duo” or
format the “Memory Stick Duo” (p. 50).
Or delete the unnecessary images (p. 39).
You cannot record a still image together
with:
– [SMTH SLW REC] (DCR-SR200/
SR300)
– [FADER]
– [D.EFFECT]
– [PICT.EFFECT]
The ACCESS lamp remains lit even
when you stop recording.
Your camcorder is recording the image
you have just shot on the hard disk.
The recording angle looks different.
Recording angle may vary depending on
the condition of the camcorder. This is not
a malfunction.
The flash does not work (except for
DCR-SR42).
You cannot record with the flash with:
Capturing still images while recording a
movie
– The conversion lens (optional) attached
Even if auto flash or (Auto redeye
reduction) is selected, you cannot use the
flash with:
– NightShot
– [SUPER NIGHTSHOT]
– [TWILIGHT], [CANDLE],
[SUNRIZE&SUNSET],
[FIREWORKS], [LANDSCAPE],
[SPOTLIGHT], [BEACH] or [SNOW]
in [SCENE SELECTION]
– [MANUAL] in [EXPOSURE]
– [SPOT METER]
The actual recording time for movie
is less than the expected
approximate recording time of the
hard disk.
Depending on an object, such as a fast
moving object, the time available for
recording may shorten (p. 54).
Recording
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The recording stops.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely high. Turn off your camcorder
and leave it for a while in a cool place.
The temperature of your camcorder is
extremely low. Turn off the camcorder and
take it to a warm place. Leave the
camcorder there for a while, then turn on
the camcorder.
If you keep applying vibration on the
camcorder, recording may stop.
There is a time difference between
the point where you press START/
STOP and the point that the
recorded movie starts/stops.
On your camcorder, there may be a slight
time difference between the point where
you press START/STOP and the actual
point that recording movie starts/stops.
This is not a malfunction.
The auto focus does not function.
Set [FOCUS] to [AUTO] (p. 67).
The recording conditions are not suitable
for auto focus. Adjust the focus manually
(p. 67).
[STEADYSHOT] does not function.
Set [STEADYSHOT] to [ON] (p. 55).
[STEADYSHOT] may not be able to
compensate for excessive vibrations.
The BACK LIGHT function does not
function.
The BACK LIGHT function cannot be
used during Easy Handycam operation.
The subjects passing by the frame
very fast appear crooked (DCR-
SR200/SR300).
This is called the focal plane phenomenon.
This is not a malfunc