SONY CCD-3100E - Video Camera Recorder

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  • 3-859-084-12 (1)

    Video CameraRecorder

    1996 by Sony Corporation

    CCD-TR3100E H

    Operating InstructionsBefore operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,and retain it for future reference.

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    Welcome!Congratulations on your purchase of this SonyHandycam camcorder. With your Handycamyou can capture lifes precious moments withsuperior picture and sound quality.Your Handycam is loaded with advancedfeatures, but at the same time it is very easy touse. You will soon be producing home video thatyou can enjoy for years to come.

    WARNINGTo prevent fire or shock hazard, do not exposethe unit to rain or moisture.

    To avoid electrical shock, do not open thecabinet.Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.

    NOTICE ON THE SUPPLIED AC POWERADAPTOR FOR CUSTOMERS IN THEUNITED KINGDOMA moulded plug complying with BS1363 is fittedto this equipment for your safety andconvenience.

    Should the fuse in the plug supplied need tobe replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by ASTAor BSI to BS1362, (i.e., marked with 2 or @mark) must be used.

    If the plug supplied with this equipment has adetachable fuse cover, be sure to attach thefuse cover after you change the fuse. Neveruse the plug without the fuse cover. If youshould lose the fuse cover, please contact yournearest Sony service station.

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    Table of contents

    Before you beginUsing this manual ................................................... 5Checking supplied accessories ............................. 7

    Getting startedCharging and installing the battery pack ............ 8Inserting a cassette ................................................ 12

    Basic operationsCamera recording ................................................. 13

    Using the zoom feature ..................................... 16Hints for better shooting ..................................... 18Checking the recorded picture ........................... 20Connections for playback .................................... 21Playing back a tape ............................................... 23

    Advanced operationsUsing alternative power sources ........................ 28

    Using the mains ................................................. 28Changing the mode settings ............................... 31

    for camera recording Recording with the date or time ......................... 35Fade-in and fade-out ............................................ 36Overlapping two pictures ................................... 37Wiping away a still picture ................................. 39Enjoying picture effect ......................................... 41Recording a still picture ....................................... 43Recording still pictures successively ................. 45Superimposing a moving picture on a still

    picture .................................................................. 46Re-recording a picture in the middle of a

    recorded tape ...................................................... 48Using the wide mode function ........................... 50Selecting the START/STOP mode ..................... 52Superimposing a title ........................................... 53Making your own original titles ......................... 56Checking the tape condition before recording

    (ORC) ................................................................... 58Releasing the STEADY SHOT function ............. 59

    for manual adjustment Selecting automatic/manual adjustment

    modes .................................................................. 60Focusing manually ............................................... 62Using the PROGRAM AE function .................... 64

    About the PROGRAM AE function ................ 64Using the aperture priority mode ................... 65Using the shutter priority mode ...................... 66Using the twilight mode ................................... 68

    Using manual mode ............................................. 69Using slow shutter ................................................ 72Tips for manual adjustment ................................ 73Shooting with backlighting ................................. 75Adjusting the brightness of the picture ............. 76

    Adjusting the white balance ............................... 77

    for playing back/editing Searching the boundaries of recorded date ...... 81Returning to a pre-registered position .............. 83Locating the marking position ............................ 84Writing the RC Time code on a recorded

    tape ....................................................................... 89Editing onto another tape .................................... 91

    Additional informationChanging the lithium battery in the

    camcorder ........................................................... 93Resetting the date and time ................................. 95Usable cassettes and playback modes ............... 96Tips for using the battery pack ........................... 98Maintenance information and precautions ..... 104Using your camcorder abroad .......................... 109Trouble check ...................................................... 110Specifications ....................................................... 118Identifying the parts ........................................... 120Warning indicators ............................................. 130Index ..................................................................... 131

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    (ORC) ........................................... 58 STEADY SHOT ........ 59

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    Before you begin

    As you read through this manual, buttons andsettings on the camcorder are shown in capitalletters.e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.As indicated with in the illustrations, you canhear the beep sound to confirm your operation.

    Note on TV colour systems

    TV colour systems differ from country tocountry. To view your recordings on a TV, youneed a PAL system-based TV.

    Precaution on copyright

    Television programmes, films, video tapes, andother materials may be copyrighted.Unauthorized recording of such materials maybe contrary to the provision of the copyrightlaws.

    Using this manual

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    Precautions on camcorder care

    Do not let the camcorder get wet. Keep thecamcorder away from rain and sea water.Letting the camcorder get wet may cause theunit to malfunction, and sometimes thismalfunction cannot be repaired [a].

    Never leave the camcorder exposed totemperatures above 60C (140F ), such as in acar parked in the sun or under direct sunlight[b].

    Contents of the recording cannot becompensated if recording or playback is notmade due to a malfunction of the camcorder,video tape, etc.

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    Check that the following accessories are suppliedwith your camcorder.

    1Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p.125)

    2 NP-F530 Battery pack (1) (p.8)

    3 AC-V316 or AC-V316A AC power adaptor(1) (p.8, 28)

    4 CR2025 Lithium Battery (1) (p.93)The lithium battery is already installed inyour camcorder.

    5 R6 (size AA) battery for RemoteCommander (2) (p.126)

    6 A/V connecting cable (1) (p.21, 22)

    7 21 pin adaptor (1) (p.22)

    8 Shoulder strap (1) (p.127)

    9 Battery case (1) (p.29)

    ! Lens cap (1) (p.13, 79)This lens