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CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV33/TRV112/TRV212 3-859-057-15.E Model No. CCD- Model No. AC- Serial No. Serial No. Video Camera Recorder Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. Owner’s record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. 1996 by Sony Corporation 3-859-057-15 (1) CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV33 CCD-TRV112/TRV212 CCD-TRV12

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CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV33/TRV112/TRV212 3-859-057-15.E

Model No. CCD- Model No. AC-

Serial No. Serial No.

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

Owner’s recordThe model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serialnumber in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever youcall upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.

1996 by Sony Corporation

3-859-057-15 (1)

CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV33CCD-TRV112/TRV212

CCD-TRV12

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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCKDO NOT OPEN

CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

CAUTION

Note: In some areas the disposal of nickel-cadmiumbatteries in household or business trash maybe prohibited.

WARNINGTo prevent fire or shock hazard, donot expose the unit to rain ormoisture.

This symbol is intended to alert theuser to the presence of uninsulated“dangerous voltage” within theproduct’s enclosure that may be ofsufficient magnitude to constitutea risk of electric shock to persons.

This symbol is intended to alert theuser to the presence of importantoperating and maintenance(servicing) instructions in theliterature accompanying theappliance.

RECYCLING NICKEL-CADMIUMBATTERIES

NICKEL-CADMIUMBATTERY.MUST BE DISPOSED OFPROPERLY.

Nickel-Cadmium batteries arerecyclable. You can help preserveour environment by returning yourunwanted batteries to your nearestSony Service Center or FactoryService Center for collection,recycling or proper disposal.

For the Sony Service Center nearest you call1-800-222-SONY (United States only).For the Factory Service Center nearest you call416-499-SONY (Canada only).

Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking nickel-cadmium batteries.

For the Customers in the U.S.A.

WARNINGThis equipment has been tested and found to complywith the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuantto Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designedto provide reasonable protection against harmfulinterference in a residential installation. Thisequipment generates, uses, and can radiate radiofrequency energy and, if not installed and used inaccordance with the instructions, may cause harmfulinterference to radio communications. However,there is no guarantee that interference will not occurin a particular installation. If this equipment doescause harmful interference to radio or televisionreception, which can be determined by turning theequipment off and on, the user is encouraged to tryto correct the interference by one or more of thefollowing measures:— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.— Increase the separation between the equipment

and receiver.— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit

different from that to which the receiver isconnected.

— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TVtechnician for help.

You are cautioned that any changes or modificationsnot expressly approved in this manual could voidyour authority to operate this equipment.

For the Customers in CANADA

CAUTION

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOTUSE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH ANEXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OROTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADESCAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENTBLADE EXPOSURE.

Welcome !Congratulations on your purchase of this Sony Handycam Vision camcorder. With yourHandycam Vision, you can capture life’s precious moments with superior picture and soundquality. Your Handycam Vision is loaded with advanced features, but at the same time it isvery easy to use. You will soon be producing home video that you can enjoy for years to come.

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Table of contents

Before you beginUsing this manual ................................... 4Checking suppllied accessories ............ 5

Getting startedCharging and installing the battery

pack ..................................................... 6Inserting a cassette .................................. 8

Basic operationsCamera recording .................................... 9

Using the zoom feature ................. 11Shooting with the LCD screen ..... 12

Hints for better shooting ..................... 13Checking the recorded picture ........... 15Playing back a tape ............................... 16Searching for the end of the picture ... 18

Advanced operationsUsing alternative power sources ....... 19Letting the subject monitor the shot . 21Recording with the date or time ......... 22Shooting with backlighting ................. 23Using the PROGRAM AE function .... 24Selecting the START/STOP mode ..... 25Superimposing a title ............................ 26Using the STEADY SHOT function ... 27

(CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212 only)Using the CINEMA mode function

(CCD-TRV33 only) ..........................27Changing the mode settings ............... 28Watching on a TV screen ..................... 29Editing onto another tape .................... 30

Additional informationChanging the lithium battery in the

camcorder ........................................ 31Resetting the date and time ................. 33Playback modes ..................................... 34Tips for using the battery pack ........... 34Maintenance information and

precautions ...................................... 38Using your camcorder abroad ............ 42Trouble check ......................................... 43Specifications ......................................... 46Identifying the parts ..............................47Warning indicators ................................ 55Index ....................................... back cover

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CINEMA Mode

r

Steady Shot

r

r

Zoom

(X)

26X (Digital)

26X (Digital)

52X (Digital)

The instructions in this manual are for the five models listed below. Before you startreading this manual and operating the unit, check your model number by looking at thebottom of your camcorder. The CCD-TRV12 is the model used for illustration purposes.Otherwise, the model name is indicated in the illustrations. Any differences inoperation are clearly indicated in the text, for example, “ CCD-TRV33 only”.As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on the camcorder are shown incapital letters.e.g. Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.As indicated with ≥ in the illustrations, you can hear the beep sound to confirm youroperation.

Types of differences

Before you begin

Using this manual

Note on TV color systemsTV color systems differ from country to country.To view your recordings on a TV, you need an NTSC system-based TV.

Precaution on copyrightTelevision programs, films, video tapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provision of thecopyright laws.

Precautions on camcorder care• The LCD screen and/or the color viewfinder are manufactured using high-

precision technology. However, there may be some tiny black points and/orbright points (red, blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCDscreen and/or in the viewfinder. These points are normal in the manufacturingprocess and do not affect the recorded picture in any way.Over 99.99% are operational for effective use.

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

• Never leave the camcorder under temperatures above 140° F (60 °C), such as in a carparked in the sun or under direct sunlight. [b]

Model

CCD-TRV12/TRV112

CCD-TRV22/TRV212

CCD-TRV33

B/W

r

r

Viewfinder

Color

r

[a] [b]

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Check that the following accessories are supplied with your camcorder.

1 Wireless Remote Commander (1) (p. 17,51)

2 NP-33 Battery Pack (1) (p. 6)

3 CR2025 Lithium Battery (1) (p. 31)Already installed in the camcorder.

4 A/V connecting cable (1) (p. 29)

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Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback is not madedue to a malfunction of the camcorder, video tape, etc.

Checking supplied accessories

5 Size AA (R6) battery for RemoteCommander (2) (p. 52)

6 Shoulder strap (1) (p. 50)

7 AC-V16/V16A AC power adaptor (1)(p. 6, 19)

8 Battery case (1) (p. 20)CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV33 only

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LCD close

NP-C65

105

NP-68

125

NP-78

170

NP-98/98D

215

NP-33(supplied)

60

Battery pack

Charging time*(min)

Charging Time

Getting started

Charging and installing the battery pack

* Approximate minutes to charge an empty battery pack using the supplied AC poweradaptor. (Lower temperatures require a longer charging time.)

Before using your camcorder, you first need to charge and install the battery pack. Tocharge the battery pack, use the supplied AC power adaptor.

Charging the battery pack

Charge the battery pack on a flat place without vibration.

(1) Connect the AC power adaptor to the wall outlet.(2) Align the right side of the battery pack with the line on the AC power adaptor,

then slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.

(3) Set the selector to CHARGE. The CHARGE lamp (orange) lights up. Chargingbegins.

When charging is completed, the CHARGE lamp goes out. Unplug the unit from thewall outlet, and then remove the battery pack and install it on the camcorder.

1 2 3

Battery lifeCCD-TRV12/TRV112

Whilerecording1)

While playing back onLCD3)

NP-33(supplied)

65 (30)

85 (40)

65

NP-60D

100 (55)

130 (70)

100

Battery pack

POWER CHARGE

NP-80/80D

190

NP-60D

90

NP-C65

115 (60)

155 (85)

115

NP-80/80D

195 (105)

255 (140)

195

NP-98/98D

225 (120)

300 (160)

225

NP-78

180 (100)

230 (125)

180

NP-68

140 (75)

175 (95)

140

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NP-78

175 (95)

220 (120)

180

NP-98/98D

220 (110)

300 (160)

220

NP-60D

95 (50)

125 (70)

95

NP-C65

100 (50)

150 (80)

100

NP-80/80D

190 (100)

250 (135)

190

NP-68/66H

135 (70)

170 (95)

135

NP-33(supplied)

65 (30)

85 (40)

65

LCD open2)

LCD close

1) Approximate continuous recording time indoors is indicated outside of parentheses.Approximate minutes when recording while you repeat recording start/stop,zooming and turning the power on/off are indicated in parentheses. The actualbattery life may be shorter.

2) Approximate minutes when using the LCD screen. When using both the viewfinderand LCD screen, the battery life is shorter.

3) Approximate continuous playback time indoors.

If the LCD BACK LIGHT switch is set to BRIGHT while the LCD screen is open, thebattery life is approximately 10% shorter.

To remove the battery packSlide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.

Installing the battery pack

(1) Insert the top of the battery pack into the top of the battery mounting surface.

(2) Push the battery pack so that it attaches firmly. Make sure that you hear clickstwice.

Notes on charging the battery pack• The POWER lamp will remain lit for a while even if the battery pack is removed and

the power cord is unplugged after charging the battery pack. This is normal.• If the POWER lamp does not light, set the selector to VTR (DC OUT) and disconnect

the power cord. After about one minute, reconnect the power cord and set the selectorto CHARGE again.

• You cannot operate the camcorder using the AC power adaptor while charging thebattery pack.

CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212

Whilerecording1)

While playing back onLCD3)

Battery pack

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To remove the battery packSlide BATT, and then pull the lower part of the battery pack.

Charging and installing the battery pack

1

2

Inserting a cassetteMake sure that a power source is installed.

(1) While pressing the small blue button, slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow.The cassette compartment automatically opens.

(2) Insert a cassette (not supplied) with the window facing out.(3) Press the PUSH mark on the cassette compartment to close it. The cassette

compartment automatically closes.

To eject the cassetteWhile pressing the small blue button, slide EJECT in the direction of the arrow.

To re-record on this tape, slide the tab back out covering the red mark.

To prevent accidental erasureSlide the tab on the cassette to expose the redmark.If you insert the cassette with the red markexposed and close the cassette compartment,the beeps sound for a while. If you try torecord with the red mark exposed, the L

and 6 indicators flash in the viewfinder, andyou cannot record.

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Make sure that a power source and a cassette is inserted and that the START/STOPMODE switch inside the LCD panel is set to .When you use the camcorder for the first time, power on it and reset the date and timeto your time (p. 33) before you start recording. The date is automatically recorded for 10seconds after you start recording (AUTO DATE feature). This feature works only once aday.Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trial recording to makesure that you are using the camcorder correctly.

(1) While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it toCAMERA.

(2) Turn STANDBY up. The “STBY” indicator appears in the viewfinder.(3) Press START/STOP. The camcorder starts recording and the “STBY” indicator

changes to the “REC” indicator.

You can also select Recording mode, SP (standard play) mode or LP (long play) mode.Set REC MODE (p. 28) according to the length of your planned recording before youstart.

To stop recording momentarily [a]Press START/STOP again. The “REC” indicator in the viewfinder changes to the“STBY” indicator (Standby mode).

To finish recording [b]Press START/STOP. Turn STANDBY down, and set the POWER switch to OFF.Then, eject the cassette and remove the battery pack.

[a] [b]

Basic operations

Camera recording

CAMERA

PLAYER

OFF

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Note on standby modeIf you leave the camcorder for 5 minutes or more with a cassette inserted in Standbymode, the camcorder goes off automatically. This prevents wearing down the batteryand wearing out the tape. To resume Standby mode, turn STANDBY down once andturn it up again. To start recording, press START/STOP.

Notes on the recording mode• This camcorder records and plays back in SP (standard play) mode and in LP (long

play) mode.The playback quality in LP mode, however, will not be as good as that in SP mode.

• When a tape recorded on this camcorder in LP mode is played back on other types of8 mm camcorders or VCRs, the playback quality may not be as good as that on thiscamcorder.

To focus the viewfinder lensIf the viewfinder is not in focus at all or when you use the camcorder after someone elsehas used it, focus the viewfinder lens. Turn the viewfinder lens adjustment ring so thatthe indicators in the viewfinder come into sharp focus.

Camera recording

[a] [b]

Recording with the START/STOP button depressedYou can also make recording while pressing down the START/STOP button. To makethe START/STOP button work this way, slide START/STOP MODE to . [a]

Shooting scenery in several short takesYou can automatically make a recording for about 5 seconds with the 5 SEC mode (p.25). To make the START/STOP button work this way, slide START/STOP MODE to 5SEC. [b]

START/STOP MODE START/STOP MODE

SEC5

ANTI GROUNDSHOOTING

SEC5

ANTI GROUNDSHOOTING

Note on recordingWhen you record from the beginning of the tape, run the tape for about 15 secondsbefore actual recording. This prevents the camcorder from missing any start-up sceneswhen you play back the tape.

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Notes on the tape counter• The tape counter indicates the recording or playback time. Use it as a guide. There will

be a time lag of several seconds from the actual time. To set the counter to zero, pressCOUNTER RESET.

• If the tape is recorded in SP and LP modes mixed, the tape counter shows incorrectrecording time. When you intend to edit the tape using the tape counter as a guide,record in same (SP or LP) mode.

Note on beep soundAs indicated with ≥ in the illustrations, a beep sounds when you turn the power on orwhen you start recording and two beeps sound when you stop recording, confirmingthe operation. Several beeps also sound as a warning of any unusual condition of thecamcorder. Note that the beep sound is not recorded on the tape. If you do not want tohear the beep sound, change the BEEP setting to OFF.

Note on the AUTO DATE featureThe clock is set to East Coast Standard Time at the factory. You can reset the clock.The AUTO DATE feature shows the date automatically once a day. However, the datemay automatically appear more than once a day when:– you reset the date and time.– you eject and insert the tape again.– you stop recording within 10 seconds.

Using the zoom feature

Zooming is a recording technique that lets you change the size of the subject in thescene. For more professional-looking recordings, use the zoom sparingly.“T” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)“W” side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away)

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1

2

90˚

210˚

BRIGHT 90˚

Camera recording

Zooming speed (Variable speed zooming)Turn the power zoom lever fully for a high-speed zoom. Turn it lightly for a relativelyslow zoom.

When you shoot a subject using a telephoto zoomIf you cannot get a sharp focus while in extreme telephoto zoom, move the powerzoom lever to the “W” side until the focus is sharp.You can shoot a subject that is at least 2.6 feet (about 80 cm) away from the lens surfacein the telephoto position, or 1/2 inches (about 1 cm) in the wide-angle position.

Notes on digital zoom• More than 13x zoom is performed digitally, and the picture quality deteriorates as

you go toward the “ T ” side. If you do not want to use the digital zoom, set the DZOOM function to OFF.

• The vertical bar in the power zoom indicator separates the digital zooming zone(right side of the bar [a]) and the optical zooming zone (left side of the bar [b]). If youset the D ZOOM function to OFF, the right side of the bar [a] disappears.

Shooting with the LCD screen

You can also record the picture while looking at the LCD screen.When using the LCD screen, the viewfinder turns off automatically. You cannotmonitor the sound from the speaker during recording.

(1) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel.(2) Adjust the angle of the LCD panel.

The LCD panel moves about 90 degrees to this side and about 210 degrees to theother side.To adjust the brightness of the LCD screen, turn the BRIGHT dial.

The battery life is longer when the LCD panel is closed. Use the viewfinder instead ofthe LCD screen to save the battery power.

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To let the subject monitor the shotTurn the LCD panel over (p.21).

Notes on the LCD panel• When closing the LCD panel, turn it vertically until it clicks [a].• When turning the LCD panel, turn it always vertically; otherwise, the camcorder body

may be damaged or the LCD panel may not close properly [b].• Close the LCD panel completely when not in use.

For hand-held shots, you’ll get better results by holding the camcorder according to thefollowing suggestions:• Hold the camcorder firmly and secure it with the grip strap so that you can easily

manipulate the controls with your thumb.

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• Place your right elbow against your side.• Place your left hand under the camcorder to support it.• Place your eye firmly against the viewfinder eyecup.• Use the viewfinder frame as a guide to determine the horizontal plane.

Hints for better shooting

1

2

[a] [b]

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Hints for better shooting

• You can record in a low position to get an interesting recording angle. Lift theviewfinder up for recording from a low position [a].

• While recording in a low position, you can use the START/STOP button on the top ofthe camcorder or the power zoom button located on the front [b]. Note that youcannot change zooming speed using the front power zoom button.

• You can also record in a low position or even in a high position using the LCD panel[c].

[b][a] [c]START / STOPW

T

Place the camcorder on a flat surface or use a tripodTry placing the camcorder on a table top or any other flat surface of suitable height. Ifyou have a tripod for a still camera, you can also use it with the camcorder. Whenattaching a non-Sony tripod, make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than9/32 inches (6.5 mm). Otherwise, the screw may damage the inner parts of thecamcorder.

Cautions on the viewfinder and the LCD• Do not pick up the camcorder by the viewfinder or by the LCD panel [d].• Do not place the camcorder so as to point the viewfinder or the LCD screen toward the

sun. The inside of the viewfinder or the LCD panel may be damaged. Be careful whenplacing the camcorder under sunlight or by a window [e].

[d] [e]

Note on the LCD screenWhen you use the LCD screen outdoors in direct sunlight, the LCD screen may bedifficult to see. If this happens, we recommend that you use the viewfinder.

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Œ

21

3L

S

TAND B Y

OCK

EDITSEARCH

Œ

Œ

CAMERA

PLAYER

OFF

Using EDITSEARCH, you can review the last recorded scene or check the recordedpicture in the viewfinder. You can also review the picture on the LCD screen.

(1) While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it toCAMERA.

(2) Turn STANDBY up.(3) Press the – (Œ) side of EDITSEARCH momentarily; the last few seconds of the

recorded portion plays back (Rec Review). You can also monitor the soundfrom the speaker or by using an earphone (not supplied).

Hold down the – side of EDITSEARCH until the camcorder goes back to the scene youwant. The last recorded portion is played back. To go forward, hold down the + side(Edit Search).

Checking the recorded picture

To stop playbackRelease EDITSEARCH.

To go back to the last recorded point after edit searchPress END SEARCH. The last recorded point is played back for about 5 seconds if thetape was recorded in SP mode, or 10 seconds if the tape was recorded in LP mode, andstops.Note that this function does not work once you eject the cassette after you recorded inthe tape.

To begin re-recordingPress START/STOP. Re-recording begins from the last recorded point or the point youreleased EDITSEARCH. Provided you do not eject the tape, the transition between thelast scene you recorded and the next scene you record will be smooth.

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VOLUME

CAMERA

PLAYER

OFF

You can monitor the playback picture on the LCD screen.

(1) While pressing the small green button on the POWER switch, set it toPLAYER.

(2) Insert the recorded tape with the window facing out.(3) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel. Adjust the angle of the LCD

panel or the brightness of the LCD screen if necessary.

(4) Press ( to start playback.(5) Adjust the volume using VOL.You can also monitor on the TV screen after connecting the camcorder to the VCR/TV.

To stop playback, press p.To rewind the tape, press 0.To fast-forward the tape, press ).

Playing back a tape

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When watching on the LCD screenYou can turn the LCD panel over and move back to the camcorder with the LCD screenfacing out. [a]You can change the angle of the LCD panel. [b]

30˚

Using the Remote CommanderYou can control playback using the supplied Remote Commander.Before using the Remote Commander, insert the size AA (R6) batteries.

Note on DISPLAY buttonPress DISPLAY to erase the screen indicators on the LCD screen. To display theindicators, press again.The indicators don't appear on the TV.

Using an earphoneConnect an earphone (not supplied) to the @ jack. You can adjust the volume of theearphone using VOL.

To view the playback picture in the viewfinderClose the LCD panel. The viewfinder turns on automatically. When using theviewfinder, you can monitor the sound only by using an earphone.To view on the LCD screen again, open the LCD panel. The viewfinder turns offautomatically.

Various playback modesTo view a still picture (playback pause)Press P during playback. To resume playback, press P or (.

To locate a scene (Picture Search)Keep pressing 0 or ) during playback. To resume normal playback, release thebutton.

To monitor the high-speed picture while advancing the tape or rewind(Skip Scan)Keep pressing 0 while rewinding or ) while advancing the tape.To resume normal playback, press (.

Notes on playback• Streaks appear and the sound is muted in the various playback modes.• When playback pause mode lasts for 5 minutes more, the camcorder automatically

enters stop mode.

[a] [b]

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Playing back a tapeYou can go to the end of the recorded portion after you record and play back the tape tomake the transition between the last scene you recorded and the next scene smooth. Thetape starts rewinding or fast-forwarding and the last 5 seconds play back if the tape wasrecorded in SP mode, or the last 10 seconds play back if the tape was recorded in LPmode. Then the tape stops at the end of the recorded picture (End Search).Note that End Search function does not work once you eject the cassette after yourecorded in the tape.

(1) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel.

(2) Press END SEARCH.This function works when the POWER switch is set to either CAMERA or PLAYER.

Searching for the end of the picture

END SEARCH

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Accessory to be used

Supplied AC power adaptor

Battery pack (Ni-Cd type)

Battery case (supplied) except CCD-TRV112/TRV212

Sony DC pack DCP-77

Power source

House current

Battery pack

Size AA (LR 6) Alkaline battery

12 V or 24 V car battery

1

3

2

This mark indicates that this product is a genuine accessory for Sony video product.When purchasing Sony video products, Sony recommends that you purchaseaccessories with this “GENUINE VIDEO ACCESSORIES” mark.

Indoors

Outdoor

In the car

Advanced operations

Using alternative power sources

You can choose any of the following power sources for your camcorder: battery pack,the house current, alkaline battery and 12/24 V car battery. Choose the appropriatepower source depending on where you want to use your camcorder.

Note on power sourcesDisconnecting the power source or removing the battery pack during recording orplayback may damage the inserted tape. If this happens, restore the power supply againimmediately.

Using the house current

To use the supplied AC power adaptor:

(1) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet. Insert the top of the connecting plateof the AC power adaptor into the top of the battery mounting surface. Push theconnecting plate so that it attaches firmly. Make sure that you hear clicks twice.

(2) Set the selector to VTR (DC OUT).

WARNINGPower cord must only be changed at qualified service shop.

PRECAUTIONThe set is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to thewall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off.

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105 (55)

150 (80)

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Notes on the POWER lamp• The POWER lamp will remain lit for a while even if the unit is unplugged after use.

This is normal.• If the POWER lamp does not light, set the selector to VTR (DC OUT) and disconnect

the power cord. After about one minute, reconnect the power cord.

To remove the adaptorThe adaptor is removed in the same way as the battery pack.

Using the Battery Case

– CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV33 onlyUse the battery case (supplied) and six size AA (LR6) Sony alkaline batteries (notsupplied).

(1) Remove the battery holder from the battery case.(2) Insert six new alkaline batteries into the battery holder, following the marking

on the holder to be sure the batteries are installed in the correct direction.

(3) Insert the battery holder with the alkaline batteries.

(4) Insert the battery case with the alkaline batteries to the battery mountingsurface of the camcorder in the same way as the battery pack (p. 7).

Using alternative power sources

1 2 3

CCD-TRV12/TRV112

110 (60)

160 (90)

110

Battery LifeUsing Sony alkaline batteries at 77°F (25°C)

Whilerecording1)

While playing back onLCD3)

Model

1) Approximate continuous recording time indoors is indicated outside of parentheses.Approximate minutes when recording while you repeat recording start/stop,zooming and turning the power on/off are indicated in parentheses. The actualbattery life may be shorter.

2) Approximate minutes when using the LCD screen. When using both the viewfinderand LCD screen, the battery life is shorter.

3) Approximate continuous playback time indoors.

If the LCD BACK LIGHT switch is set to BRIGHT while the LCD screen is open, thebattery life is approximately 10% shorter.

LCD open2)

LCD close

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Notes• The above battery lives are estimates. The battery life may be shorter depending on

the storage condition of the battery before being purchased and temperature.• You may not use the battery case in cold environment.

To remove the battery caseThe battery case is removed in the same way as the battery pack (p. 7).When you replace the batteries, be sure to remove the battery case from the camcorderto prevent malfunction.

Using a car battery

Use Sony DCP-77 DC pack (not supplied). Connect the cord of the DC pack to thecigarette lighter socket of the car (12 V or 24 V). Connect the DC pack to the batterymounting surface of the camcorder.

To remove the DC packThe DC pack is removed in the same way as the battery pack.

To cancel mirror modeTurn the LCD panel back toward the viewfinder.

Notes on mirror mode• When you turn the LCD panel about 135 degrees to 210 degrees, the camcorder enters

mirror mode.• Using the mirror mode, you can record yourself while watching yourself on the LCD

[a].• The picture on the LCD looks as a mirror-image while recording in mirror mode [b].

The STBY indicator appears as rP and REC as r.• The date appears in reverse when the AUTO DATE feature is turned on. When

recorded it will be normal.

You can turn the LCD panel over so that it faces the other way and you can let thesubject monitor the shot while shooting with the viewfinder.

Turn the LCD panel vertically first until it clicks, then turn it over. The indicatorappears on the LCD screen (Mirror mode) and the date and remaining batteryindicators disappear.

Letting the subject monitor the shot

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Before you start recording or during recording, press DATE(+) or TIME(NEXT). Youcan record the date or time displayed on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder with thepicture. You cannot record the date and time at the same time. Except for the date ortime indicator, no indicator on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder is recorded.The clock is set to East Coast Standard Time at the factory.

To stop recording with the date or timePress DATE(+) or TIME(NEXT) again. The date or time indicator disappears. Therecording continues.

NoteYou cannot superimpose a title during recording the date or time.

• While recording in mirror mode, you cannot operate the following buttons:COUNTER RESET, TITLE, DATE(+) and TIME(NEXT).

Recording with the date or time

Letting the subject monitor the shot

[b][a]

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Shooting with backlighting

When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject or a subject with alight background, use the BACK LIGHT function.

Press BACK LIGHT. The indicator appears in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.

[a] Subject is too dark because of backlight.[b] Subject becomes bright with backlight compensation.

After shootingBe sure to release this adjustment condition by pressing BACK LIGHT again. The indicator disappears. Otherwise, the picture will be too bright under normal lightingcondition.

This function is also effective under following conditions:• On snow e.g. at the ski resort• At the beach under strong sunshine• A subject with a light source nearby or a mirror reflecting light• A white subject against a white background.Especially when you shoot a person wearing shiny clothes made of silk or syntheticfiber, his or her face tends to become dark if you do not use this function.

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Using the PROGRAM AE function

You can select from three PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) modes to suit your shootingsituation. When you use PROGRAM AE, you can capture high-speed action or night views.

Selecting the best mode

Select the best mode by using the following examples.

å Sports mode• Outdoor sports scenes such as football, tennis,

golf or skiing• A landscape in a moving car

A High-speed shutter mode• A golf swing or a tennis match in fine weather with the ball captured clearly• Playing back certain scenes with high-speed movements in clear, sharp picture

Å Twilight mode• Recording night views, neon signs or fireworks

ÅAå

Using the PROGRAM AE function

Set the mark of the desired mode to the r mark above the PROGRAM AE dial.

To return to automatic modeTurn the PROGRAM AE dial so that the r mark points to AUTO.

Note on shutter speedThe shutter speed in each PROGRAM AE mode is as follows:Sports mode – between 1/60 to 1/500High-speed shutter mode – 1/4000Twilight mode – 1/60AUTO mode – 1/60 (or 1/100 when the Steady Shot is on – CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212 only)

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Selecting the START/STOP mode

Your camcorder has two modes besides normal start/stop mode. These modes enableyou to take a series of quick shots resulting in a lively video, or to avoid recordingunnecessary scenes resulting from failing to turn off the camcorder.

(1) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel.

(2) Set START/STOP MODE to the desired mode.: Recording starts when you press START/STOP, and stops when you press itagain (normal mode).

ANTI GROUND SHOOTING : The camcorder records only while you pressdown START/STOP so that you can avoid recording unnecessary scenes.

5 SEC : When you press START/STOP, the camcorder records for 5 seconds andthen stops automatically.

(3) Turn STANDBY up and press START/STOP. Recording starts.If you selected 5 SEC, five dots appear in the viewfinder. The dots disappear at a rate ofone per second. When five seconds elapse and all the dots disappear, the camcorderswitches to Standby mode automatically.If you selected , the camcorder records as long as you hold down START/STOP.

To extend the recording time in 5 SEC modePress START/STOP again before all the dots disappear. Recording continues for about5 seconds from the moment you press START/STOP.

Note on 5 SEC recordingIf you have turned off the indicators on the LCD screen, the dots do not appear.

START/STOP MODE

SEC5

ANTI GROUNDSHOOTING

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You can select from nine preset titles to superimpose it on the picture during recording.Each time you press TITLE, the preset titles appear one by one.

To superimpose from the beginning(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.

(2) Turn STANDBY up.(3) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel.

(4) Press TITLE repeatedly until the desired title appears. The title flashes.

(5) Press START/STOP to start recording.(6) Press TITLE when you want to turn off the title.

To superimpose on the way of recording(1) Press TITLE repeatedly until the desired title appears. The title flashes.

(2) When the title stops flashing, press TITLE. The title disappears.(3) Press START/STOP to start recording.

(4) Press TITLE when you want superimpose the title.

(5) Press TITLE when you want to turn off the title.

Superimposing a title

Note on selecting a titleYou cannot select a title during recording.

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[a][c]

– CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212 onlyYou can use the Steady Shot to compensate for camera-shake. Do not use the SteadyShot when shooting a stationary object with a tripod.

(1) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel.

(2) Set STEADY SHOT to ON.

Using the STEADY SHOT function

ON STEADYSHOT

OFF

CCD-TRV22/TRV212

CINEMASTEADYSHOT

OFF

CCD-TRV33CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212

Notes on the steady shot• The Steady Shot will not correct excessive camera-shake.• When you switch the Steady Shot on or off, the exposure may fluctuate.

Using the CINEMA mode function

– CCD-TRV33 onlyYou can record a cinemalike picture (CINEMA) to watch on a TV.

Black bands appear at the top and the bottom of the screen. The viewfinder [a] and anormal TV screen [b] look wide. You can also watch the picture without black bandson a wide-screen TV [c].(1) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel.(2) Set CINEMA. See illustration “Using the STEADY SHOT function”.

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Changing the mode settings

You can change the mode settings to further enjoy the features and functions.

(1) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel. You will find the modeswitches.

(2) Set the mode switches to the desired mode.

Selecting the mode setting of each item

COMMANDER <ON/OFF>• Set to ON when using the supplied Remote Commander for the camcorder.• Set to OFF when not using the Remote Commander.

BEEP <ON/OFF>• Set to ON so that beeps sound when you start/stop recording, etc.• Set to OFF when you do not want to hear the beep sound.

D ZOOM <ON/OFF>• Select ON to activate digital zooming.• Select OFF to not use the digital zoom.

The camcorder goes back to 13x zoom.

REC MODE <SP/LP>• Select SP to record a tape in SP (standard play) mode.• Select LP to record a tape in LP (long play) mode.

LCD BACK LIGHT <BRIGHT/NORMAL>• Select BRIGHT to make the LCD screen brighter when shooting/playing back

outdoors.• Normally select NORMAL. The battery life becomes about 10% longer than it is when

you select BRIGHT.

ON

OFF

COMMANDER BEEP D ZOOM REC MODE LCD BACK LIGHTBRIGHTSP

NORMALLP

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Watching on a TV screen

Connect the camcorder to your VCR or TV to watch the playback picture on the TVscreen. When monitoring the playback picture by connecting the camcorder to yourTV, we recommend you to use the house current for the power source.

While playing back on a TV screen, close the LCD panel. Otherwise, picture distortionmay occur.

Connecting directly to a VCR / TV with Video / Audio input jacks

If your TV is already connected to a VCROpen the jack cover and connect the camcorder to the LINE IN inputs on the VCR byusing the supplied A/V connecting cable. Set the input selector on the VCR to LINE. Setthe TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR.

: Signal flow

If you connect directly to TVConnect the camcorder to the inputs on the TV by using the supplied A/V connectingcable. Set the TV/VCR selector on the TV to VCR.

: Signal flow

To connect to a VCR or TV without Video/Audio input jacksUse the RFU-95UC RFU adaptor (not supplied).

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Editing onto another tape

You can create your own video program by editing with any other h 8 mm, H Hi8,j VHS, k S-VHS, VHSC, K S-VHSC, l Betamax or ¬ ED BetamaxVCR that has video/audio inputs.

Turn down the volume of the camcorder while editing. Otherwise, picture distortionmay occur.

After connecting the camcorder to the VCR,

(1) Set the POWER switch to PLAYER.(2) Insert a blank tape (or a tape you want to record over) into the VCR and insert

your recorded tape into the camcorder.

(3) Play back the recorded tape on the camcorder until you locate the point whereyou want to start editing, then press P to put the camcorder in playback pausemode.

(4) On the VCR, locate the recording start point and put the VCR in recordingpause mode.

(5) Press P on the camcorder and VCR simultaneously to start editing.

To edit more scenesRepeat steps 3 to 5.

To stop editingPress p on both the camcorder and VCR.

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Your camcorder is supplied with a lithium battery installed. Whenthe battery becomes weak or dead, the I indicator flashes in theviewfinder or on the LCD screen for about 5 seconds when you setthe POWER switch to CAMERA. In this case, replace the batterywith a Sony CR2025 or Duracell DL-2025 lithium battery. Useof any other battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.

The lithium battery for the camcorder lasts for about 1 year undernormal operation. (The lithium battery that comes installed at thefactory may not last 1 year.)

Additional Information

Changing the lithium battery in the camcorder

Notes on lithium battery• Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.

Should the battery be swallowed, Immediately consult a doctor.• Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good contact.• Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may occur.• The lithium battery has positive (+) side and negative (–) side as illustrated. Be sure

to insert the lithium battery with the positive side facing out.

CR2025 CR2025

(+) (–)

WARNINGThe battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of infire.

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Changing the lithium battery

When replacing the lithium battery, keep the battery pack or other power sourceattached. Otherwise, you will need to reset the date and time.

(1) Open the lid of the lithium battery compartment.

(2) Push the battery in once and pull it out from the holder.(3) Install the new lithium battery with the positive (+) side facing out.

(4) Close the lid.

Changing the lithium battery in the camcorder

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STANDBY

CAMERA

PLAYER

OFF

Reset the date and time using the DATE(+) and TIME(NEXT) buttons.

(1) Set the POWER switch to CAMERA.

(2) Turn STANDBY up.(3) While pressing PUSH OPEN, open the LCD panel.

(4) Press DATE(+) and TIME(NEXT) simultaneously until the year indicatorflashes on the LCD screen or in the viewfinder.

(5) Set year, month, day, time, minute by pressing DATE(+) and TIME(NEXT).Note that when you keep DATE(+) pressed, the digits advance faster.

Resetting the date and time

To correct the date and time settingRepeat steps 4 and 5.

To check the date and timePress DATE(+) to display the date indicator. Press TIME(NEXT) to display the timeindicator. When you press the same button again, the indicator goes out.

The year indicator changes as follows:

Note on the time indicatorThe internal clock of the camcorder operates on a 12-hour cycle.12:00:00 AM stands for midnight.12:00:00 PM stands for noon.

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Playback modes

The playback mode (SP/LP) is selected automatically according to the recording systemin which the tape has been recorded. The quality of the recorded picture in LP mode,however, will not be as good as that in SP mode.

Recording modeWhen you play back a tape recorded in LP mode, the LP indicator lights up in theviewfinder or on the LCD screen.

Foreign 8 mm videoYou cannot play back tapes recorded on a different TV color system. Because the TVcolor systems differ from country to country, you may not be able to play back foreignprerecorded tapes. Refer to the list of “Using your camcorder abroad” to check the TVcolor system of foreign countries.

This section shows you how you can get the most out of your battery pack.

Preparing the battery pack

Always carry additional batteriesHave sufficient battery pack power to do 2 to 3 times as much recording as you haveplanned.

Battery life is shorter in cold environmentBattery efficiency is decreased, and the battery will be used up more quickly, if you arerecording in cold environment.

To save battery powerTurn the STANDBY switch on the camcorder down when not recording to save batterypower.A smooth transition between scenes can be made even if recording is stopped andstarted again. While positioning the subject, selecting an angle, or looking through theviewfinder lens or on the LCD screen, the lens moves automatically and the battery isused. The battery is also used when a cassette is inserted or removed.

Tips for using the battery pack

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When the remaining battery indicator reaches the lowest point, the i indicator appearsand starts flashing in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen.When the i indicator in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen changes from slowflashing to rapid flashing while you are recording, set the POWER switch to OFF on thecamcorder and replace the battery pack. Leave the tape in the camcorder to obtainsmooth transition between scenes after the battery pack has been replaced.

Note on the remaining battery indicatorThe remaining battery indicator of the camcorder may indicate a different remainingcapacity from that of the battery pack with its own indicator (not supplied). Theindicator on the battery pack is more accurate.

Notes on the rechargeable battery pack

CAUTIONNever leave the battery pack in temperatures above 140°F (60°C), such as in a carparked in the sun or under direct sunlight.

The battery heats upDuring charging or recording, the battery pack heats up. This is caused by energy thathas been generated and a chemical change that has occurred inside the battery pack.This is not cause for concern and is normal.

Battery pack care• Remove the battery pack from the camcorder after using it, and keep it in a cool

place. When the battery pack is installed to the camcorder, a small amount of currentflows to the camcorder even if the POWER switch is set to OFF. This shortens batterylife.

• The battery pack is always discharging even when it is not in use after charging.Therefore, you should charge the battery right before using the camcorder.

How to use the switch on the battery packWhen the switch is supplied with the battery pack ([a] on page 36), you can use it tofind whether the battery pack is charged or not. Set the switch to the “no mark”position when charging is completed. Set the switch to the “red mark” position whenthe battery is used up (or in whichever direction you want to remind yourself).

The life of the battery packIf the battery indicator flashes rapidly just after turning on the camcordrer with a fullycharged battery pack, the battery pack should be replaced with a new fully charged one.

Charging temperatureYou should charge batteries at temperatures from 50°F to 86°F (from 10°C to 30°C).Lower temperatures require a longer charging time.

Sony Batteries are RecommendedUse of non-Sony batteries may damage your Handycam camcorder.

When to replace the battery

While you are using your camcorder, the remaining battery indicator in the viewfinderor on the LCD screen decreases gradually as battery power is used up.

Tips for using the battery pack

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Notes on charging

A brand-new batteryA brand-new battery pack is not charged. Before using the battery pack, charge itcompletely.

After long storageRecharge the battery pack after a long period of storage. If the battery pack is chargedfully but not used for a long time (about 1 year), it becomes discharged. Charge it again,but in this case the battery life will be shorter than normal. After several charging anddischarging cycles, the battery life will recover its original capacity.

Notes on the terminals

If the terminals (metal parts on the back) are not clean, the battery chargeduration will be shortened.

When the terminals are not clean or when the battery pack has not been used for a longtime, repeatedly install and remove the battery pack a few times. This improves thecontact condition. Also, wipe the + and – terminals with a soft cloth or paper.

Be Sure to Observe the Following• To prevent an accident caused by a short circuit, do not allow metal objects such

as a necklace to touch the battery terminals. When carrying the battery pack,attach to the terminal cover. [b]

• Keep the battery pack away from fire.• Keep the battery pack dry.• Do not open nor try to disassemble the battery pack.• Do not expose the battery pack to any mechanical shock.

[a] [b]

Tips for using the battery pack

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Notes on the Battery Case

– CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV33 only• Use only with alkaline batteries. You cannot use the battery case with

manganese batteries or size AA rechargeable NiCd batteries.• Battery life is remarkably shorter in a cold environment (lower than 50°F/10°C).• Keep the metal part clean. If it gets dirty, wipe it with a soft cloth.• Do not disassemble or convert the battery case.• Do not expose the battery case to any mechanical shock.• During recording, the battery case heats up. This is not cause for concern.• Prevent the electrode in the battery case from coming in contact with a metal object.• If you will not use the battery case for a long time, detach the battery case from the

camcorder and remove the batteries from the battery case.

Notes on Alkaline Batteries

To avoid possible damage from battery leakage or corrosion, observe the following.• Be sure to insert the batteries in the correct direction.• Alkaline batteries are not rechargeable.• Do not use a combination of new and old batteries.• Do not use different types of batteries.• The batteries slowly discharge while not in use.• Do not use a battery that is leaking.

If battery leakage occurred• Wipe off the liquid in the battery case carefully before replacing the batteries.• If you touch the liquid, wash it off with water.• If the liquid get into your eyes, wash your eyes with a lot of water and then consult a

doctor.

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Moisture condensation

If the camcorder is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, moisture maycondense inside the camcorder, on the surface of the tape, or on the lens. In thiscondition, the tape may stick to the head drum and be damaged or the camcorder maynot operate correctly. To prevent possible damage under these circumstances, thecamcorder is furnished with moisture sensors. Take the following precautions.

Inside the camcorderIf there is moisture inside the camcorder, the beep sounds and the { indicator flashes. Ifthis happens, none of the function except cassette ejection will work. Open the cassettecompartment, turn off the camcorder, and leave it about 1 hour. When 6 indicatorflashes at the same time, the cassette is inserted in the camcorder. Eject the cassette, turnoff the camcorder, and leave also the cassette about 1 hour. The camcorder can be usedagain if the { indicator does not appear when the power is turned on again.

On the lensIf moisture condenses on the lens, no indicator appears, but the picture becomes dim.Turn off the power and do not use the camcorder for about 1 hour.

How to prevent moisture condensationWhen bringing the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place, put the camcorder in aplastic bag and allow it to adapt to room conditions over a period of time.

(1) Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag containing the camcorder.(2) Remove the bag when the air temperature inside it has reached the

temperature surrounding it (after about 1 hour).

Video head cleaning

To ensure normal recording and clear pictures, clean the video heads. When v appearsin the viewfinder or on the LCD screen in CAMERA mode or playback pictures are“noisy” or hardly visible, the video heads may be dirty.

[a] [b]

[a] Slight dirty[b] DirtyIf this happens, clean the video heads with the Sony V8-25CLH cleaning cassette (notsupplied). After checking the picture, if it is still “noisy”, repeat the cleaning. (Do notrepeat cleaning more than 5 times in one session.)

CautionDo not use a commercially available wet-type cleaning cassette. It may damage thevideo heads.

NoteIf the V8-25CLH cleaning cassette is not available in your area, consult your nearestSony dealer.

Maintenance information and precautions

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Removing dust from inside the viewfinder

(1) Remove the screw with a screwdriver (not supplied). Then, while sliding theRELEASE knob, turn the eyecup in the direction of the arrow and pull it out.

(2) Clean the surface with a commercially available blower.

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To reattach the eyecup(1) Align the groove on the eyecup with the • mark on the barrel.

(2) Turn the eyecup in the direction of the arrow. Then, replace the screw.

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CautionDo not remove any other screws. You may remove only the screw to remove theeyecup.

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Precautions

Camcorder operation• Operate the camcorder using 6.0 V (battery pack), or 7.5 V (AC power adaptor).• For DC or AC operation, use only recommended accessories.• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the casing, unplug the camcorder and have it

checked by your nearest Sony dealer before operating it any further.• Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock. Be particularly careful of the lens.• Keep the POWER switch set to OFF when not using the camcorder.• Do not wrap up the camcorder and operate it since heat may build up internally.• Keep the camcorder away from strong magnetic fields or mechanical vibration.• Do not push the LCD screen.• If the camcorder is used in a cold place, a residual image may appear on the LCD

screen.This is not a malfunction.

• While using the camcorder, the back of the LCD screen may heat up. This is not amalfunction.

On handling tapesDo not insert anything in the small holes on the rear of the cassette. These holes areused to sense the type of tape, thickness of tape, and if the recording tab is out or in.

Camcorder care• When the camcorder is not to be used for a long time, disconnect the power source

and remove the cassette. Periodically turn on the power, operate the camera andplayer sections and play back a tape for about 3 minutes.

• Clean the lens with a soft brush to remove dust. If there are fingerprints on the LCDscreen or lens, remove them with a soft cloth or LCD cleaning kit (not supplied).

• Clean the camcorder body with a soft dry cloth, or a soft cloth lightly moistened witha mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of solvent which may damage thefinish.

• Do not let sand get into the camcorder. When you use the camcorder on a sandybeach or in a dusty place, protect it from the sand or dust. Sand or dust may cause theunit to malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.

Maintenance information and precautions

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AC power adaptorCharging• Attach the battery pack firmly.• Place the battery pack on a flat surface without vibration during charging.

Others• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when not in use for a long time. To disconnect

the power cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the cord itself.• Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord or if the unit has been dropped or

damaged.• Do not bend the AC power cord forcibly, or put a heavy object on it. This will damage

the cord and may cause a fire or an electrical shock.• Be sure that nothing metallic comes into contact with the metal parts of the connecting

plate. If this happens, a short may occur and the unit may be damaged.• Always keep the metal contacts clean.• Do not disassemble the unit.• Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit.• While the unit is in use, particularly during charging, keep it away from AM receivers

and video equipment because it will disturb AM reception and video operation.• The unit becomes warm while in use. This is normal.• Do not place the unit in locations that are:

– Extremely hot or cold– Dusty or dirty– Very humid– Vibrating

If any difficulty should arise, unplug the unit and contact your nearest Sony dealer.

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Using your camcorder abroad

Each country or area has its own electricity and TV color systems. Before using yourcamcorder abroad, check the following points:

Power sources

You can use your camcorder in any country or area with the supplied AC poweradaptor within 110 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plugadaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet [b].

[a] [b]

Difference in color systems

This camcorder is an NTSC system-based camcorder. If you want to view the playbackpicture on a TV, it must be an NTSC system based TV or a PAL M system-based TVwith an NTSC/PAL M transcoder. Check the following list.

NTSC systemBahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela,etc.

PAL systemAustralia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain,Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal,Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc.

PAL M systemBrazil

PAL N systemArgentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

SECAM systemBulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Guyana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Poland,Russia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, etc.

AC-V16/V16A

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If you run into any problem using the camcorder, use the following table totroubleshoot the problem.Should the difficulty persist, disconnect the power source and contact your Sony dealeror local authorized Sony service facility.

Camcorder

Power

Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions

The power is not on.

The power goes off.

The battery pack is quicklydischarged.

Operation

Symptom

START/STOP does notoperate.

The cassette cannot beremoved from the holder.

No function except for cassetteejection works.

The tape does not move whena tape transport button ispressed.

The date or time indicator isflashing.

(to be continued)

Trouble check

• The battery pack is not installed.m Attach the battery pack firmly by pushing the lower part of

the battery pack. (p. 7)• The battery is dead.m Use a charged battery pack. (p. 6)

• The AC power adaptor is not connected to wall outlet.m Connect the AC power adaptor to wall outlet. (p. 19)

• While being operated in CAMERA mode, the camcorderhas been in the Standby mode for more than 5 minutes.m Turn STANDBY down once and turn it up again. (p. 10)

• The battery is dead.m Use a charged battery pack. (p. 6)

• The ambient temperature is too low. (p. 34)• The battery pack has not been charged fully.m Charge the battery pack again. (p. 6)

• The battery pack is completely dead, and cannot be recharged.m Use another battery pack. (p. 35)

Cause and/or Corrective Actions

• The tape is stuck to the drum.m Eject the cassette. (p. 8)

• The tape has run out.m Rewind the tape or use a new one. (p. 16)

• The POWER switch is set to PLAYER.m Set it to CAMERA. (p. 9)

• The tab on the cassette is out (red).m Use a new cassette or slide the tab. (p. 8)

• The battery is dead.m Use a charged battery pack or the AC power adaptor. (p. 7, 19)

• Moisture condensation has occurred.m Remove the cassette and leave the camcorder for at least 1

hour. (p. 38)

• The POWER switch is set to CAMERA or OFF.m Set it to PLAYER. (p. 16)

• The tape has run out.m Rewind the tape or use a new one. (p. 16)

• You pressed DATE and TIME together for more than 2seconds. The camcorder is not malfunctioning.m You may start recording. Flashing will stop soon.

• The lithium battery is weak or dead.m Replace the lithium battery with a new one. (p. 31)

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Symptom

The date or time indicatordisappears.

Recording stops in a fewseconds.

Picture

Symptom

The image on the viewfinderscreen is not clear.

A vertical band appears when asubject such as lights or a candleflame is shot against a darkbackground.

The picture is “noisy”.

The picture does not appear inthe viewfinder.

The picture does not appear onthe LCD screen.

A vertical band appears whenshooting a very bright subject.

An unknown picture isdisplayed.

Others

Symptom

The supplied Remote Commanderdoes not work .

There is dust in the viewfinder

Cause and/or Corrective Actions

• Reset the date and time. (p. 33)

• START/STOP MODE switch is set to or 5 SEC.m Set it to . (p. 25)

Cause and/or Corrective Actions

• The viewfinder lens is not adjusted.m Adjust the viewfinder lens. (p. 10)

• The contrast between the subject and background istoo high. The camcorder is not malfunctioning.m Change locations.

• The video heads may be dirty.m Clean the heads using the Sony V8-25CLH cleaning

cassette. (p. 38)

• The LCD panel is open.m Close the LCD panel. (p. 12)

• Incorporated fluorescent tube is worn out.m Please contact your nearest Sony dealer.

• The camcorder is not malfunctioning.

• The camcorder operates in Demo mode. m Exit the Demo mode. (p. 53)

Cause and/or Corrective Actions

• COMMANDER is set to OFF.m Set it to ON. (p. 28)

• Something is blocking the infrared rays.m Remove the obstacle.

• The battery is not inserted with the correct polarity.m Insert the battery with the correct polarity. (p. 52)

• The batteries are dead.m Insert new ones. (p. 52)

• Detach the eyecup and clean the viewfinder lens. (p. 39)

Trouble check

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AC power adaptor

Symptom

The POWER lamp does not light.

The CHARGE lamp flashes.

Cause and/or Corrective Actions

• Set the selector to VTR (DC OUT) and disconnect thepower cord. After about one minute, try again. (p. 7)

• See the following chart.

When the CHARGE lamp flashesagain

Install another battery pack.

When the CHARGE lamp does notflash again

If the CHARGE lamp lights up andgoes out after a while, there is noproblem.*

When the CHARGE lamp does notflash againIf the CHARGE lamp lights up andgoes out after a while, the problem iswith the battery pack installed first.

When the CHARGE lamp flashesCheck through the following chart.

When the CHARGE lamp flashesagain

The problem is with the AC poweradaptor.

* If you use a battery pack which you have just bought or which has been left unusedfor a long time, the CHARGE lamp may flash at the first charging. This does notindicate a problem. Repeat again to charge with the same battery pack.

Please contact our nearest Sony dealerin connection with the product withthe problem.

Remove the battery pack from the ACpower adaptor. Then install the samebattery pack again.

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System

Video recording systemTwo rotary heads, Helicalscanning, FM systemAudio recording systemRotary heads, FM systemVideo signalNTSC color, EIA standardsUsable cassette8 mm video format cassette(standard 8 mm)Recording/Playback timeSP mode: 2 hours (P6-120)LP mode: 4 hours (P6-120)Fastforward/rewind timeApprox. 5 min. (P6-120)Image deviceCCD (Charge Coupled Device)ViewfinderElectronic viewfinderCCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV112/TRV212:Black and whiteCCD-TRV33:ColorLensCombined power zoom lens, F1.8–2.8Filter diameter 1 1⁄2 inches (37 mm)CCD-TRV12/TRV22/TRV112/TRV212:13x (Optical), 26x (Digital)CCD-TRV33:13x (Optical), 52x(Digital)Focal distancef = 7⁄32 – 2 5⁄8 inches (5.3 – 68.9 mm)When converted to a 35mm stillcameraCCD-TRV12/TRV112:1 9⁄16 – 18 1⁄2 inches (38 – 494mm)CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212:1 7⁄8 – 22 1⁄4 inches (46 – 598 mm)Color temperatureAutoMinimum illuminationCCD-TRV12/TRV112:0.6 lux at F 1.8CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212:2 lux at F 1.8Illumination rangeCCD-TRV12/TRV112:0.6 to 100,000 luxCCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212:2 to 100,000 luxRecommended illuminationMore than 100 lux

Specifications

LCD screenPicture2.5 inches measured diagonally2 x 11⁄2 inches (50.3 x 37.4 mm)On-screen displayTN LCD/TFT active matrixmethodTotal dot number61,380 (279 x 220)Input and Output connectorsVideo outputPhono jack, 1 Vp-p, 75 ohm,unbalancedAudio outputMonaural, Phono jack, 327 mV, (atload impedance 47 kilohm),impedance less than 2.2 kilohmRFU DC OUTSpecial minijack, DC 5 VEarphone jackMini-jackLANC control jackStereo mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm)MIC jackMinijack, 0.388 mV, lowimpedance with 2.5 to 3 V DCoutput, impedance 6.8 kilohm (ø3.5 mm)SpeakerDynamic-speaker

General

Power requirements7.5 V (AC power adaptor)Average power consumptionDuring camera recording usingthe LCDCCD-TRV12/TRV112: 4.8WCCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212:4.9WDuring camera recording usingthe viewfinderCCD-TRV12/TRV112: 3.7WCCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212:3.8WOperating temperature32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)Storage temperature–4°F to +140°F (–20°C to +60°C)Dimensions (Approx.) 4 1⁄2 x 4 1⁄4 x 8 3⁄8 inches(113 x 106 x 210 mm) (w/h/d)

Mass (Approx.)CCD-TRV12/TRV112: 1 lb 14 oz(860g)CCD-TRV22/TRV33/TRV212: 1 lb14 oz (870g)Excluding the battery pack,lithium battery, cassette andshoulder strap2 lb 6 oz (1.1kg)Including the battery pack NP-33,lithium battery CR2025, cassetteP6-120 and shoulder strapMicrophoneElectret condenser microphone,monaural typeSupplied accessoriesSee page 5.

AC power adaptor

Power requirements110 – 240 V AC, 50/60HzPower consumptionAC-V16: 20 WAC-V16A: 22 WOutput voltageDC OUT in operation modeAC-V16/V16A: 7.5 V, 1.8 ABattery charge terminal10 V, 1.1 A in charge modeApplicationSony battery packs NP-33(supplied), NP-60D, NP-C65,NP-66H, NP-68, NP-78, NP-80,NP-80D, NP-98, NP-98DOperating temperature32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)Storage temperature–4°F to +140°F (–20°C to +60°C)Dimensions (Approx.)6 5⁄8 x 1 11⁄16 x 3 inches (166 x 43 x 75mm) (w/h/d)including projecting parts andcontrolsMass (Approx.)AC-V16: 15 oz (420 g)AC-V16A: 16 oz (450 g)

Design and specifications aresubject to change without notice.

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STOP REW PLAY FF PAUSE

1 Tape transport buttons (p. 16, 17)p STOP0 REW (rewind)( PLAY (playback)) FF (fast forward)P PAUSEThese buttons will function in PLAYERmode.

2 EDITSEARCH button (p. 15)

3 Recording lamp

4 Remote sensor (p. 53)Aim the Remote Commander here forremote control.

5 Lens cover

6 Power zoom button (p. 14)Use this button when recording in a lowposition.

Identifying the parts

7 Built-in microphone

8 POWER switch (p. 9, 16)

9 Power zoom lever (p. 11)

0 Viewfinder adjustment ring (p. 10)

!¡ Viewfinder (p. 10, 39, 54)

!™ PROGRAM AE dial (p. 24)

!£ LCD panel (p. 12)

!¢ BACK LIGHT button (p. 23)

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!∞ Recording lamp

!§ DATE (+) button (p. 22)

!¶ TIME (NEXT) button (p. 22)

!• LCD screen (p. 16, 54)

!ª Lithium battery compartment (p. 32)

@º DISPLAY button (p. 17)

@¡ COUNTER RESET button (p. 11)

@™ END SEARCH button (p. 18)

@£ Speaker

@¢ Mode switches (p. 28)

@∞ LANC l control jackl stands for Local Application ControlBus system. The l control jack is used forcontrolling the tape transport of videoequipment and peripherals connected to it.This jack has the same function as theconnectors indicated as CONTROL L orREMOTE.

@§ START/STOP MODE switch (p. 9, 10, 25)

@¶ @ (earphone) jack (p. 17)

@• TITLE button (p. 26)

@ª VOL (speaker volume) control (p. 16)

#º STEADY SHOT switch (p. 27)(CCD-TRV22/TRV212 only)STEADY SHOT/CINEMA MODE switch(p. 27) (CCD-TRV33 only)

Identifying the parts

CCD-TRV33

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#¡ START/STOP button (p. 14)Use this button when recording in a lowposition.

#™ Tripod receptacle (p. 14)

#£ PUSH OPEN button (p. 12, 16)

#¢ LCD BRIGHT dial (p. 12)

#∞ Eyecup (p. 13, 39)

#§ Battery mounting surface (p. 7)

#¶ START/STOP button (p. 9)

#• STANDBY switch (p. 9)

#ª BATT (battery release) knob (p. 8)

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$º Cassette compartment (p. 8)

$¡ EJECT knob (p. 8)

$™ Eyecup release knob (p. 39)

$£ Hooks for shoulder strap

$¢ Grip strap (p. 13)

$∞ VIDEO OUT jack (p. 29)

$§ RFU DC OUT (RFU adaptor DC out) jack

$¶ AUDIO OUT jack (p. 29)

$• MIC (microphone) jackConnect an external microphone (notsupplied). This jack also accepts a “plug-in-power” microphone.

$ª Jack cover

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Attaching the shoulder strapAttach the supplied shoulder strap to the hooks for the shoulder strap.

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Remote commander

Using the Remote CommanderMake sure that the COMMANDER mode is set to ON (p. 28).

The buttons that have the same name on the Remote Commander as on the camcorderfunction identically.

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1 TransmitterPoint toward the remote sensor to controlthe camcorder after turning on thecamcorder.

2 Tape transport buttons (p. 17)

3 Size AA (R6) battery holder (p. 52)

4 START/STOP button

5 Power zoom buttonThe zooming speed is unchangeable on theRemote Commander.

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To prepare the remote commanderTo use the Remote Commander, you must insert two size AA (R6) batteries. Use thesupplied size AA (R6) batteries.

(1) Remove the battery cover from the Remote Commander.

(2) Insert both of the size AA (R6) batteries with correct polarity.(3) Put the battery cover back onto the Remote Commander.

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Note on battery lifeThe batteries for the Remote Commander last about 6 months under normal operation.When the batteries become weak or dead, the Remote Commander does not work.

To avoid damage from possible battery leakageRemove the batteries when you will not use the Remote Commander for a long time.

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Remote control directionAim the Remote Commander to the remote sensor within the range as shown below.

Notes on the Remote Commander• Keep the remote sensor away from strong light sources such as direct sunlight or

illumination. Otherwise, the remote control may not be effective.• Be sure that there is no obstacle between the remote sensor on the camcorder and the

Remote Commander.• This camcorder works at commander mode VTR 2. The commander modes (1, 2, and

3) are used to distinguish this camcorder from other Sony VCRs to avoid remotecontrol misoperation. If you use another Sony VCR at commander mode VTR 2, werecommend you change the commander mode or cover the remote sensor of the VCRwith black paper.

To watch the demonstrationYou can watch a brief demonstration of pictures with special effects.If the demonstration appears when you turn on the camcorder for the first time, exit theDemo mode to use your camcorder.

To enter demo mode(1) Eject the cassette and set the POWER switch to OFF.

(2) Turn STANDBY up.(3) While holding down ( set the POWER switch to CAMERA. Demonstration

starts. The demonstration stops when you insert the cassette.Note that once you enter Demo mode, this mode is retained as long as the lithiumbattery is in place. Therefore, demonstration starts automatically 10 minutes later everytime you set the POWER switch to CAMERA, or after you eject the cassette.

To exit demo mode(1) Set the POWER switch to OFF.

(2) Turn STANDBY up.(3) While holding down p set the POWER switch to CAMERA.

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In the viewfinder and on the LCD screen

1 Power zoom indicator (p. 12)

2 Back light indicator (p. 23)

3 Warning indicator (p. 55)

4 Lithium battery indicator (p. 31)

5 Recording lamp/battery lamp (p. 9)(in the viewfinder)

6 Mirror mode indicator (p. 21)

7 Recording in LP mode (p. 9)

8 Tape transport mode (p. 9)

9 Tape counter (p. 11)

0 AUTO DATE indicator (p. 9)

!¡ Remaining battery indicator (p. 35)

!™ Date, Time or Title (p. 22, 26)

Identifying the parts

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If indicators flash in the viewfinder or on the LCD screen, or a caution lamp on thecamcorder flashes, check the following:

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1 The battery is weak or dead.Slow flashing: The battery is weak.Fast flashing: The battery is dead.

2 The tape is near the end.

3 The tape has run out.

4 No tape has been inserted.

5 The tab on the tape is out (red) (p. 8).

6Moisture condensation has occurred(p. 38).6 indicator appears only when the cassetteis inserted.

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7 The video heads may be contaminated(p. 38).

8 Some other trouble has occurred.Disconnect the power source and contactyour Sony dealer or local authorizedfacility.

9 The lithium battery is weak or is notinstalled (p. 31).This indicator flashes just only afterpowering on.

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SShoulder strap .................... 50Sports mode ........................ 24STANDBY ....................... 9, 10Standby mode .................... 10STEADY SHOT .................. 27Supplied accessories ............ 5

T, U, VTape counter ....................... 11Title ...................................... 26Tripod mounting ............... 14Trouble check ..................... 43Twilight mode .................... 24

W, X, Y, ZZoom ................................... 11

Index

AAdjusting viewfinder ........ 10ANTI GROUND SHOOTING

............................................ 25AUTO DATE ...................... 11

BBACK LIGHT ..................... 23BEEP .............................. 11, 28

CCamera recording ................ 9Car battery .......................... 21Charging battery .................. 6CINEMA mode .................. 27Cleaning video heads ........ 38COUNTER RESET ............. 11

DDATE/TIME ...................... 22DEMO mode ...................... 53

EEditing ................................. 30EDITSEARCH .................... 15EJECT..................................... 8END SEARCH .................... 18

F, G, HFast-forward ....................... 165 sec. recording .................. 25High-speed shutter mode . 24House current ..................... 19

I, J, K, LLANC .................................. 48Lithium battery .................. 31

M, N, O, PMIC (microphone) jack ..... 50Playback on TV .................. 16Playback pause ................... 17Power sources .................... 19Power zoom ........................ 11PROGRAM AE ................... 24

Q, RREC MODE ......................... 28Rec. Review ........................ 15Remote Commander ......... 51Remote control jack (LANC)

............................................ 48Rewind ................................ 16

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