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<ul><li><p>SERIESTM</p><p>2002 Sony Corporation</p><p>Model No. DCR-TRV Model No. AC-</p><p>Serial No. Serial No.</p><p>Operating InstructionsBefore operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,and retain it for future reference.</p><p>Owners RecordThe model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record theserial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numberswhenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.</p><p>3-072-650-12 (1)</p><p>DCR-TRV240/TRV340/TRV740/TRV840</p><p>DigitalVideo CameraRecorder </p><p>DCR-TRV740</p></li><li><p>2</p><p>Welcome!Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Handycam. With your Handycam, you cancapture lifes precious moments with superior picture and sound quality. Your Handycam isloaded with advanced features, but at the same time it is very easy to use. You will soon beproducing home video that you can enjoy for years to come.</p><p>WARNINGTo prevent fire or shock hazard, donot expose the unit to rain ormoisture.</p><p>This symbol is intended toalert the user to the presenceof uninsulated dangerousvoltage within the productsenclosure that may be ofsufficient magnitude toconstitute a risk of electricshock to persons.</p><p>This symbol is intended toalert the user to the presenceof important operating andmaintenance (servicing)instructions in the literatureaccompanying the appliance.</p><p>Never expose the battery pack to temperaturesabove 60C (140F) such as in a car parked inthe sun or under direct sunlight.</p><p>For customers in the U.S.A.and CANADA</p><p>CAUTIONTO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCHWIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,FULLY INSERT.</p><p>RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIESLithium-Ion batteries arerecyclable.You can help preserve ourenvironment by returningyour used rechargeablebatteries to the collection andrecycling location nearest you.</p><p>For more information regarding recycling ofrechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/.</p><p>Caution: Do not handle damaged or leakingLithium-Ion batteries.</p><p>Memory StickTHIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OFTHE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECTTO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSEHARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THISDEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANYINTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDINGINTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSEUNDESIRED OPERAION.THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUSCOMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.</p></li><li><p>3</p><p>For the customers in the U.S.A.</p><p>If you have any questions about this product,you may call:Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669)The number below is for the FCC relatedmatters only.</p><p>Regulatory Information</p><p>Declaration of ConformityTrade Name: SONYModel No.: DCR-TRV240, DCR-</p><p>TRV340Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.Address: 680 Kinderkamack</p><p>Road, Oradell,NJ07649 U.S.A.</p><p>Telephone No.: 201-930-6972This device complies with Part 15 of theFCC Rules. Operation is subject to thefollowing two conditions: (1) This devicemay not cause harmful interference, and(2)this device must accept any interferencereceived, including interference that maycause undesired operation.</p><p>Declaration of ConformityTrade Name: SONYModel No.: DCR-TRV740, DCR-</p><p>TRV840Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.Address: 680 Kinderkamack</p><p>Road, Oradell,NJ07649 U.S.A.</p><p>Telephone No.: 201-930-6972This device complies with Part 15 of theFCC Rules. Operation is subject to thefollowing two conditions: (1) This devicemay not cause harmful interference, and(2)this device must accept any interferencereceived, including interference that maycause undesired operation.</p><p>CAUTIONYou are cautioned that any changes ormodifications not expressly approved in thismanual could void your authority to operatethis equipment.</p><p>Note:This equipment has been tested and found tocomply with the limits for a Class B digitaldevice, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.These limits are designed to providereasonable protection against harmfulinterference in a residential installation. Thisequipment generates, uses, and can radiateradio frequency energy and, if not installedand used in accordance with the instructions,may cause harmful interference to radiocommunications. However, there is noguarantee that interference will not occur in aparticular installation. If this equipment doescause harmful interference to radio ortelevision reception, which can be determinedby turning the equipment off and on, the useris encouraged to try to correct the interferenceby one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the</p><p>equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a</p><p>circuit different from that to which thereceiver is connected.</p><p> Consult the dealer or an experiencedradio/TV technician for help.</p><p>The supplied interface cable must be used withthe equipment in order to comply with thelimits for a digital device pursuant to SubpartB of Part 15 of FCC Rules.</p></li><li><p>4</p><p>Recording moving or still images, and playing them backRecording moving pictures on a tape (p. 21)Recording still images on a tape (p. 39)Playing back a tape (p. 34)Recording still images on Memory Sticks (except DCR-TRV240) (p. 124)Recording moving pictures on Memory Sticks (except DCR-TRV240) (p. 140)Viewing still images recorded on Memory Sticks (except DCR-TRV240) (p. 150)Viewing moving pictures on Memory Sticks (except DCR-TRV240) (p. 153)</p><p>Capturing images on your computerViewing images recorded on Memory Sticks using the USB cable</p><p>(except DCR-TRV240) (p. 155)Viewing images recorded on a tape using the USB cable (p. 94)Viewing images live on your computer from your camcorder using the USB cable</p><p>(p. 103)Capturing images from an analog video unit on your computer (p. 88)</p><p>Other usesFunctions for adjusting exposure in the recording modeBACKLIGHT (p. 28)NightShot/Super NightShot/Color Slow Shutter (p. 29)PROGRAM AE (p. 51)Adjusting the exposure manually (p. 53)</p><p>Functions for giving images more impactDigital zoom [MENU] (p. 24) The default setting is OFF. (To zoom greater than 25,</p><p>(DCR-TRV240/TRV340)/15 (DCR-TRV740/TRV840), select the digital zoom powerin D ZOOM in the menu settings.)</p><p>Fader (p. 44)Picture effects (p. 47)Digital effects (p. 48)Titles (p. 58, 60)MEMORY MIX (except DCR-TRV240) (p. 129)</p><p>Functions for giving a natural appearance to your recordingsSports lesson (p. 51)Landscape (p. 51)Manual focus (p. 54)</p><p>Functions for use on recorded tapesEND SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review (p. 32)DATA CODE (p. 35)Tape PB ZOOM (p. 65)ZERO SET MEMORY (p. 67)Digital program editing (on tapes) (p. 74)/(on Memory Sticks) (except DCR-</p><p>TRV240) (p. 146)</p><p>Main features</p><p>b</p></li><li><p>Gettin</p><p>g Started</p><p>5</p><p>Checking supplied accessories</p><p>Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.</p><p>1 Wireless Remote Commander (1)(p. 207)</p><p>2 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC poweradaptor (1), Power cord (1) (p. 13)</p><p>3 NP-FM30 battery pack (1) (p. 12, 13)DCR-TRV240/TRV340NP-FM50 battery pack (1) (p. 12, 13)DCR-TRV740/TRV840</p><p>4 Size AA (R6) battery for RemoteCommander (2) (p. 207)</p><p>5 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 38)6 Shoulder strap (1) (p. 201)7 Lens cap (1) (p. 21)8 USB cable (1) (p. 96, 156)</p><p>9 Memory Stick (1)(except DCR-TRV240) (p. 116)</p><p>0 CD-ROM (SPVD-008 USB Driver) (1)(p. 96, 156)</p><p>1 2 3</p><p>4 5 6 7</p><p>8 9 0</p><p>Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is notmade due to a malfunction of the camcorder, storage media, etc.</p></li><li><p>6</p><p>Table of contents</p><p>Using the PROGRAM AE function .... 51Adjusting the exposure manually ...... 53Focusing manually ................................ 54Interval recording ................................. 55Frame by frame recording</p><p> Frame recording .......................... 57Superimposing a title ........................... 58Making your own titles ........................ 60Inserting a scene .................................... 62</p><p>Advanced Playback OperationsPlaying back tapes with picture</p><p>effects ............................................... 63Playing back tapes with digital</p><p>effects ............................................... 64Enlarging recorded images</p><p> Tape PB ZOOM ........................... 65Quickly locating a scene</p><p> ZERO SET MEMORY ................. 67Searching a recording by date</p><p> DATE SEARCH ........................... 68Searching for a photo PHOTO</p><p>SEARCH/PHOTO SCAN ............. 69</p><p>EditingDubbing a tape ...................................... 71Dubbing only desired scenes</p><p> Digital program editing(on tapes) ......................................... 74</p><p>Capturing images from an analogvideo unit on your computer Signal convert function ............... 88</p><p>Recording video or TV programs ....... 89Inserting a scene from a VCR</p><p> Insert Editing ............................... 92Viewing images recorded on a tape</p><p>on your computer(Windows users only) .................... 94</p><p>Customizing Your CamcorderChanging the menu settings .............. 105</p><p>Main features ........................................... 4Checking supplied accessories .............. 5</p><p>Quick Start Guide ............................. 8</p><p>Getting StartedUsing this manual ................................. 10Step 1 Preparing the power supply ... 12</p><p>Installing the battery pack ............ 12Charging the battery pack............. 13Connecting to a wall outlet ........... 17</p><p>Step 2 Setting the date and time ........ 18Step 3 Inserting a cassette ................... 20</p><p>Recording BasicsRecording a picture ............................... 21</p><p>Shooting backlit subjects BACK LIGHT ........................ 28</p><p>Shooting in the dark NightShot/Super NightShot/Color Slow Shutter .................. 29</p><p>Self-timer recording(except DCR-TRV240) ............. 31</p><p>Checking recordings END SEARCH/EDITSEARCH/Rec Review .......... 32</p><p>Playback BasicsPlaying back a tape ............................... 34</p><p>To display the screen indicators Display function ................... 35</p><p>Viewing recordings on TV ................... 38</p><p>Advanced Recording OperationsRecording still images on a tape</p><p> Tape Photo recording ................. 39Using the wide mode ........................... 42Using the fader function ...................... 44Using special effects</p><p> Picture effect ................................. 47Using special effects</p><p> Digital effect ................................. 48</p></li><li><p>Gettin</p><p>g Started</p><p>7</p><p>Table of contents</p><p>Memory Stick operations(except DCR-TRV240)</p><p>Using Memory Stick Introduction ............................... 116</p><p>Recording still images onMemory Sticks Memory Photo recording ......... 124</p><p>Superimposing a still image in theMemory Stick on an image MEMORY MIX .......................... 129</p><p>Recording images from a tape as stillimages ............................................ 135</p><p>Copying still images from a tape PHOTO SAVE ............................ 138</p><p>Recording moving pictures onMemory Sticks MPEG movie recording ............ 140</p><p>Recording pictures from a tape asmoving pictures ............................ 142</p><p>Recording edited pictures as amoving picture Digital program editing(on Memory Sticks) .................. 146</p><p>Viewing still images Memory Photo playback .......... 150</p><p>Viewing moving pictures MPEG movie playback ............. 153</p><p>Viewing images recorded onMemory Sticks on yourcomputer ........................................ 155</p><p>Copying images recorded onMemory Sticks to tape ............. 164</p><p>Enlarging still images recorded onMemory Sticks Memory PB ZOOM ................... 166</p><p>Playing back images in a continuousloop SLIDE SHOW .................... 168</p><p>Preventing accidental erasure Image protection ........................ 170</p><p>Deleting images DELETE ............... 171Writing a print mark</p><p> PRINT MARK ............................ 174Using the optional printer ................. 176</p><p>TroubleshootingTypes of trouble and how to correct</p><p>trouble ............................................ 178Self-diagnosis display......................... 184Warning indicators and messages .... 185</p><p>Additional InformationDigital8 system, recording and</p><p>playback ......................................... 187About the InfoLITHIUM battery</p><p>pack ................................................ 189About i.LINK ....................................... 191Using your camcorder abroad .......... 193Maintenance information and</p><p>precautions .................................... 194Specifications ....................................... 199</p><p>Quick ReferenceIdentifying parts and controls ........... 201Index ..................................................... 209</p></li><li><p>Qu</p><p>ick Start Gu</p><p>ide</p><p>8</p><p>Quick Start Guide</p><p>This chapter introduces you to the basic features of yourcamcorder. See the page in parentheses ( ) for moreinformation.</p><p>Inserting a cassette (p. 20)</p><p>Connecting the power cord (p. 17)Use the battery pack when using your camcorder outdoors (p. 12).</p><p>1 Slide OPEN/EJECTin the direction of thearrow and open thelid.</p><p>2 Insert the cassette instraight as far aspossible into thecassettecompartment withthe window facingup.Push the center ofthe cassette back toinsert the cassette.</p><p>3Close the cassettecompartment bypressing on thecassettecompartment.After the cassettecompartment goesdown completely,close the lid until itclicks.</p><p>Open the DC INjack cover.</p><p>Connect the plug withits v mark facing up.</p><p>AC power adaptor (supplied)</p></li><li><p>Qu</p><p>ick Start Gu</p><p>ide</p><p>9</p><p>ViewfinderWhen the LCD panel is closed, use the viewfinder with your eyeagainst the eyecup.The picture in the viewfinder is black and white.</p><p>Recording a picture (p. 21)</p><p>3Open the LCD panelwhile pressing OPEN.The picture appearson the LCD screen.</p><p>2 Set the POWERswitch to CAMERAwhile pressing thesmall green button.</p><p>4Press START/STOP.Your camcorderstarts recording. Tostop recording, pressSTART/STOP buttonagain.</p><p>1Remove the lens cap.</p><p>CAMERA</p><p>MEMORY</p><p>VCROFF(CHG</p><p>)POWER</p><p>When you purchase your camcorder, the clock setting is set to off. If you want to record the dateand time for a picture, set the clock setting before recording (p. 18).</p><p>Monitoring the playback picture on the LCDscreen (p. 34)</p><p>2Press m to rewind the tape.</p><p>3Press N to start playback.</p><p>NoteDo not pick up your camcorder byholding the viewfinder, the LCDpanel, or the battery pack.</p><p>1Set the POWERswitch to VCR whilepressing the smallgreen button.</p><p>CAMERA</p><p>MEMORY</p><p>VCROFF(CHG</p><p>)</p><p>POWER</p><p>REW</p><p>PLAY</p></li><li><p>10</p><p> Getting Started </p><p>Using this manual</p><p>The instructions in this manual are for the four models listed in the table below. Beforeyou start reading this manual and operating your camcorder, check the model numberby looking at the bottom of your camcorder. The DCR-TRV740 is the model used forillustration purposes. Otherwise, the model name is indicated in the illustrations. Anydifferences in operation are clearly indicated in the text, for example, except DCR-TRV240.As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your camcorder are shown incapital letters.</p><p>e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.</p><p>When you carry out an operation, you can hear a beep to indicate that the operation isbeing carried out.</p><p>Differences by camcorder modelDCR- TRV240 TRV340 TRV740 TRV840</p><p>MEMORY mark*(on the POWER switch) z z z</p><p>Self-timer z z z</p><p>Digital zoom 700 700 420 420</p><p>LCD Screen 6.2 cm 6.2 cm 6.2 cm 8.8 cm(2.5 type) (2.5 type) (2.5 type) (3.5 type)</p><p>z Provided Not provided</p><p>* The mo...</p></li></ul>

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