Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product HDR-CX390E Sony
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HDR-CX320/CX320E/CX380/CX380E/CX390E/PJ320E/PJ380/PJ380E/ PJ390E Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Operating Guide 4-447-519- 12 (1) Please also refer to : http://www.
2 GB Read this first Before opera ting the unit, please read this manual tho roughly , and retain i t for fut ure refer ence. Owner ’ s Record The model and serial numbers ar e located on the botto m. Record the serial number in the space pro vided below .
3 GB IMPORT ANT SAFE T Y INSTRUC TIONS SA VE THES E INSTR UCTIO NS. D ANGER - TO REDUCE THE RIS K OF FIRE OR ELECTRI C SH OCK, CAREFULL Y FOLL OW THES E INSTR UCTIO NS. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follo w all instructions.
4 GB Representative plug of po wer supply cord of c ountries/regions around the world. A T yp e (American T yp e) B T yp e (British T ype) BF T yp e (British T ype) B3 T yp e (British T ype) C T yp e (CEE T yp e) SE T ype (CEE T yp e) O T yp e (Ocean T ype) The repr esentativ e supp ly voltag e and pl ug type are described in this chart.
5 GB Coun tries/regions V oltage Fr equency (Hz) Plug type Thailand 220 50 C/BF V ietnam 220 50 A/C Oceania Coun tries/regions V oltage Fr equency (Hz) Plug type A ustralia 240 50 O New Zealand 230/24.
6 GB CAUTION Battery pack If the bat tery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, ca use a fire or even chemical burns. Observe the following cautio ns. Do not disassemble. Do not crush and do not expose the bat tery pack to an y shock or for ce such as hammering, dropp ing or step ping on i t.
7 GB For Cust omers in the U.S.A. UL is an int ernationally r ecognized safety organiza tion. The UL Mar k on the prod uct means it has been UL Listed. If yo u have a ny ques tions abou t this product, yo u may call: Sony C ustomer I nforma tion Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The num ber below is for the FCC rela ted mat ters only .
8 GB Reorient or r elocate the receiving a ntenna. Increase the separatio n between the equipmen t and recei ver . Connect the equipmen t into an o utlet on a circuit differen t from tha t to which the receiver is co nnected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help .
9 GB will help to con ser ve na tural resour ces. In case of p roducts that fo r safety , performance or da ta integrity r easons require a perman ent connection wi th an incorporat ed battery , this b a ttery should be replaced by q ualified ser vice staff only .
10 GB For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 About language setting The on-screen displa ys in each local language are used for illu strating the operatin g procedur es. Change the screen languag e before using the camcor der if necessary .
11 GB Design and specifications of yo ur camcor der and accessories ar e subject to chang e without notice. In this man ual, the internal memory (models with internal memo ry) of the camcorder and the memory card are called “ recordin g media.
12 GB How to use this manual In this man ual, the differences in the specifications f or each model ar e described together . If yo u find the description “M odels with ... ” like below , confirm in this chapter whether the description a pplies to yo ur camcor der .
13 GB Notes For the f ollowing item s, the descriptions ar e explained with the model name. Safety Regulation (p . 2) Parts and co ntro ls (p. 16) Men u lists (p .
14 GB T able of conten ts Read this first ....................................................................................... 2 IMPORT ANT SAFE TY INSTRUC TIONS .................................................. 3 Learning more about the camcor der (“Handycam ” User Guide) .
15 T able of contents GB Customizing y our camcorder Using menus ...................................................................................... 35 Menu lists .....................................................................................
16 GB P ar ts and c ontrols Figures in ( ) a re ref erence pages. Lens (G lens) Built-in microphones HDR -PJ320E/PJ380/PJ380E/PJ390E LCD scr een/T ouch panel (20) If you r otate the L CD panel 180 degrees, you can close the LCD panel with the LCD scr een facing out.
17 GB Power z oom lever (24) PHOT O button (23) POWER/CHG (charge) lamp (18) Battery pack (18) ST AR T/ST OP button (23) DC IN jack (18) Multi/Micro USB T er minal Sup ports Micro USB com patible devices.
18 GB Getting star ted Charging the ba tter y pack For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 1 Close the L CD screen and attach the battery pack . Align the indentation o n the camcorder and pr ojection on the battery pack, then slide the battery pack upwa rds.
19 GB Getting started Charging the battery using your computer Connect the camcorder to a running computer using the Built-in USB Cable. The POWER/CHG (c harge) lam p turns ora nge. The POWER/CHG (c harge) lam p turns off when the battery is fully charged.
20 GB Setting For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 Preparing y our camcorder 1 Open the L CD screen of your camcorder and turn the pow er on. T o turn off the power , close the LCD screen.
21 GB Getting started Inser ting a memory card Open the cover , and insert the memory card until it clic ks. T o eject the memory c a rd, lightly pu sh the memory card in once. Notes T o ensure stable o peration of the mem ory card, it is reco mmended to forma t the memory card with your ca mcorder befo re the first use (p .
22 GB forma t screen appears, do no t perform the format. All the da ta recorded will be lost. * The exF A T is a file system that is used for the “ M emory Stick XC-H G Duo ” media and S DX C memory cards.
23 GB Recording/Pla yback Recording/Playback Recording For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 1 Open the L CD screen and select [MODE] the desired shooting mode. Mo vie: Photo: 2 Movie: Press ST ART/STOP .
24 GB Zooming Move the pow er zoom lever to magnify or reduce the siz e of the image. W (W ide angle): W ider range o f view T (T elephoto): Close view Y ou can magnify images up to 55 times (Extended Zoom) the original size with the power zoom lever .
25 GB Recording/Pla yback Pla yback For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 Y ou can search f or reco rded images b y date and time o f recor ding (Ev ent V ie w). 1 Open the L CD screen and press the butt on on the camcorder to enter the playback mode .
26 GB T o repeat Slidesho w , s elect [Slideshow Set] when is selec ted with the S witch Im age T ype butt on. Notes T o preven t your image da ta from being lost, sav e all your recorded ima ges on external media periodically . (p . 34) In the defaul t setting, a prot ected demonstratio n movie is pr e-recorded (HDR -PJ380/PJ380E/PJ390E).
27 GB Recording/Pla yback Playing images on a T V Connection methods and the image quali ty viewed on the TV s cr een differ depending on what type of TV is connected, and the connectors used. 1 Switch the input on the T V to the connected jack. 2 Connect the camcorder to a T V .
28 GB Using the built-in projector (Models with a projector) For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 Y ou can use a flat surface such as a wall as a screen to view recorded imag es using the built-in pr ojector .
29 GB Recording/Pla yback T o use the projector for your computer or smartphone Connect the PROJECTOR IN jac k of the camcorder t o an HDMI ou tput jac k of the other device using the HDMI cable (su pplied), then select [Image from External Device] in step 2.
30 GB Saving movies and photos with a comput er Playing images on a c omputer The “Pla yMemo ries Ho me ” s oftwar e allows you t o import movies a nd still images to yo ur comp uter to use them in a variety o f ways.
31 GB Saving movies and photos with a computer Pr eparing a computer (Windo ws) Checking the computer system OS * 1 Microsoft W indo ws XP SP3 * 2 /W indows V ista SP2 * 3 /W indows 7 S P1/W indows 8 CPU * 4 In tel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or fa ster , or Intel Core 2 Duo 1.
32 GB functions that wer e available wi th “PMB ” with this “PlayM emories H ome ” software. T o disconnect your camcorder from the computer 1 Click the ico n at the bott om right of the desktop o f the com puter [Saf ely remo ve USB Ma ss Stora ge Device].
33 GB Saving images on an external media device Saving images on an external media device Crea ting a standard definition image quality (STD) disc with a recor der Connect your camcor der to a disc recor der with an A V Cable (sold separately). Y ou can cop y images pla yed back on your camcor der on a disc or video cassette.
34 GB Saving images on an external media device with high definition (HD) image quality For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 Y ou can sav e movies and p hotos on a n external media device (USB storage devices), such as an external har d disk drive.
35 GB Customizing your camc order Customizing y our camcorder Using menus The camcor der has various men u item s under each of 6 men u catego ries. Shooting Mode Camera/Mic Image Quality/Size Playback F unction Edit/Cop y Setup 1 Select . 2 Select a categor y .
36 GB Menu lists Shooting Mode Movie .......................................... Records mo vies. Photo ........................................... Shoots pho tos. Camera/Mic Manual Settings White Balance ................. Ad justs the colo r balance to the recordin g enviro nment.
37 GB Customizing your camc order Image Quality/Size REC Mode .......................... Sets the mode to record mo vies. Frame Rate ........................ Sets the frame rate to recor d movies. / / Setting .... Sets the image quality for r ecording mo vies.
38 GB USB Connect ................... S elect this item when no ins tructions appear on the LCD screen when yo u connect your camco rder to an external device via USB . USB Connect Setting ... S ets the connection mode when the camco rder is connected to a com put er or a USB device.
39 GB Others/Index Others/I ndex T roubleshooting For inf ormatio n on your ca mcorder model , see the following page: Function s and equip ment p .12 If yo u run into an y pro blems using y our camcor der , follow the steps below . Check the list (p.
40 GB “PlayMemories Home ” cannot be installed. An In ternet connection is requir ed to install “Pla yMemories H ome. ” Check the comp uter en vironmen t or installation pr ocedure requir ed to install “Pla yMemories H ome. ” “PlayMemories Home” does not work correctly .
41 GB Others/Index No memo ry card is inserted (p. 21). When the indicat or flashes, there are n ot enough free spaces for r ecording imag es. D e lete unnecessary images (p. 26), o r forma t the memory card after sto ring the images on o t her media (p .
42 GB On a sandy beach or an ywhere dusty . If sand or dus t gets in your camco rder , it may malfunction. Sometimes this malfunction cannot be repair ed. Near windo ws or ou tdoors, where the LCD screen, or the lens ma y be exposed to direct sunlight.
43 GB Others/Index When the camco rder is connected to other devices through a USB connection an d the power of the camco rder is turned on, do n ot close the LCD panel. The imag e data that has been recorded may be lost. Notes on optional accessories W e recommend using g enuine Son y accessories.
44 GB On charging the pre-installed rechargeable batt er y Y our camcor der has a pr e-installed rechar geable bat tery to retain the date, time, and other settin gs even when the LCD screen is closed.
45 GB Others/Index Specifications System Signal forma t: NTSC color , EIA standar ds (HDR -CX320/ CX380/PJ380) P AL color , CCIR standar ds (HDR -CX320E/ CX380E/CX390E/PJ320E/PJ380E/PJ390E) HD TV Mo vie recordin g format: A VCHD (A VCHD fo rmat V er .
46 GB Projector (HDR-P J320E/P J380/P J380E/ P J390E) Projection type: DLP Light source: LED (R/G/B) Focus: Man ual Thr ow Dis tance: 0.5 m (1.6 feet) or ov er Contrast ra tio: 1500:1 Resolution (o utpu t): nHD (640 360) Continuo us pro jection time (when using the supplied ba ttery pack): A ppro x.
47 GB Others/Index Expected running times for the supplied battery pack (in minutes) These tables show the a ppr oximat e available running times when you use a fully charged battery pack.
48 GB Mul tiMediaCard is a trademar k of Mul tiMediaCard A ssociation. Facebook and the “ f ” logo are tradema rks or registered tradema rks of Facebook, I nc. Y ouT ube and the Y ouT ube logo are trademarks or register ed trademarks of Google Inc.
49 GB Others/Index Right Indicator Meaning 60i 720 Recording imag e quality (HD/MP4/STD), frame rate (60p/50p/60i/50i), recordin g mode (PS/FX/ FH/HQ/LP) and mo vie size (37) 60min Remaining bat tery Recording/pla yback/ editing media (20) 0:00:00 Counter (ho ur:minute: second) 00min Estimated rem aining recordin g time 9999 8.
50 GB Index L Language ......................................10 LCD screen .................................. 23 M Mac ...............................................30 Media select ................................. 20 Memo ry card ...................
51 GB Others/Index.
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