User manual SONY HANDYCAM HDR-CX230/B
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Manual abstract: user guide SONY HANDYCAM HDR-CX230/B
Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] 4-447-514-12(1)
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
Table of contents Getting started
Saving movies and photos with a computer Saving images on an external media device Customizing your camcorder
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Read this first
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. [. . . ] Functions that can be used with this camcorder will then be available. If the “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” software is installed on your computer, it will be overwritten by the “PlayMemories Home” software. In this case, you cannot use some
functions that were available with “PMB” with this “PlayMemories Home” software.
Starting the “PlayMemories Home” software
Double-click the “PlayMemories Home” icon on the computer screen.
To disconnect your camcorder from the computer
1 Click the icon at the bottom right of the desktop of the computer [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device].
Saving movies and photos with a computer
2 Select screen.
[Yes] on the camcorder
When using Windows 8, select the “PlayMemories Home” icon from the start screen.
3 Disconnect the USB cable.
If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8, click , then click . Notes When you access the camcorder from the computer, use the “PlayMemories Home” software. Operation is not guaranteed if you operate the data using software other than the “PlayMemories Home” software or you directly manipulate files and the folders from a computer. Images cannot be saved to some discs depending on the configuration selected in REC Mode]. Movies recorded in [60p [ ](models with the NTSC color Quality ](models with the system) / [50p Quality ] PAL color system) or [Highest Quality mode can only be saved to a Blu-ray disc. in [ The camcorder automatically divides an image file that exceeds 2 GB and saves the parts as separate files. All image files may be shown as separate files on a computer, however, the files will be handled properly by the import function and the playback function of the camcorder or the “PlayMemories Home” software.
Double-click the “PlayMemories Home Help Guide” short-cut icon on the computer screen to see how to use “PlayMemories Home. ”
When using Windows 8, select [PlayMemories Home Help Guide] from the help menu of “PlayMemories Home. ” If the icon is not displayed on the computer screen, click [Start] [All Programs] [PlayMemories Home] the desired item. For details on “PlayMemories Home, ” select (“PlayMemories Home Help Guide”) on the software or visit the “PlayMemories Home” support page (http://www. sony. co. jp/pmh-se/).
Saving images on an external media device
Creating a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recorder
For information on your camcorder model, see the following page: Functions and equipment p. 12 Supplied items p. 13 Connect your camcorder to a disc recorder with an AV Cable (sold separately). You can copy images played back on your camcorder on a disc or video cassette.
AV Cable (sold separately)
Notes You should connect your camcorder to the wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC Adaptor when performing this operation (models with an AC Adaptor) (p. Since copying is performed via analog data transfer, the image quality may deteriorate. High definition image quality (HD) movies will be copied with standard definition image quality (STD). When you connect a monaural device, connect the yellow plug of an AV Cable (sold separately) to the video input jack, and the white (left channel) or the red (right channel) plug to the audio input jack on the device.
Connect your camcorder to the input jacks of the recording device.
Start playback on your camcorder, and record it on the recording device. When dubbing is finished, stop the recording device, and then your camcorder.
Insert the recording medium in the recording device (a disc recorder, etc. ).
If your recording device has an input selector, set it to the input mode.
Connect your camcorder to the recording device with an AV Cable (sold separately).
Copying date and time information: [Data Code] (p. 38)
Saving images on an external media device with high definition (HD) image quality (Models with an
For information on your camcorder model, see the following page: Functions and equipment p. 12 Supplied items p. 13 You can save movies and photos on an external media device (USB storage devices), such as an external hard disk drive. The following functions will be available after you have saved your images on an external media device.
Connect your camcorder and the external media device using the USB Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
USB Adaptor Cable VMC-UAM2 (sold separately)
Saving images on an external media device
You can connect your camcorder and the external media device, and then play back images stored on the external media device. You can connect your computer and the external media device and import images to your computer using the “PlayMemories Home” software (p. 33). Notes For this operation, you need the USB Adaptor Cable VMC-UAM2 (sold separately). Connect the AC Adaptor and the power cord (mains lead) to the DC IN jack of your camcorder and the wall outlet (wall socket). Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the external media device.
Select [Copy. ] on the camcorder screen.
Movies and photos that are stored on the recording media, and that have not yet been saved on to external media device can be saved on the connected media device at this time. This operation is available only when there are newly recorded images in your camcorder. [. . . ] The recording and playback time will be shorter, depending on the conditions under which you use your camcorder, such as when use your camcorder in low temperatures.
“Handycam” and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “AVCHD, ” “AVCHD Progressive, ” “AVCHD” logotype and “AVCHD Progressive” logotype are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. “Memory Stick, ” “ , ” “Memory Stick Duo, ” “ , ” “Memory Stick PRO Duo, ” “ , ” “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, ” “ , ” “Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, ” “ , ” “MagicGate, ” “ , ” “MagicGate Memory Stick” and “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “x. v. Color” and “x. v. Colour” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. [. . . ]
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