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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Binocular
  • Model/name: DEV-3
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Digital Recording Binoculars
Handbook
DEV-3/5/5K
 2011 Sony Corporation 4-410-129-12(1)
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Read this first
Using this product
Do not hold this product by the following parts,
and also do not hold this product by the jack
covers.
Viewfinder
Do not put this product with the viewfinder
facing down.
This product is not dustproofed, dripproofed
or waterproofed. See “About handling of this
product” (p. 89).
Menu items, viewfinder, and lens
A menu item that is grayed out is not available
under the current recording or playback
conditions.
The viewfinder is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology, so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective
use. However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red, blue,
or green in color) that appear constantly in the
viewfinder. These points are normal results of
the manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
Exposing the viewfinder or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods of time may cause
malfunctions.
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Do not aim at the sun. Doing so might cause
this product to malfunction. Take images of the
sun only in low light conditions, such as at dusk.
About language setting
The on-screen displays in each local language
are used for illustrating the operating
procedures. Change the screen language before
using this product if necessary (p. 18).
On recording
To ensure stable operation of the memory
card, it is recommended to format the memory
card with this product before the first use
(p. 65). Formatting the memory card will erase
all the data stored on it and the data will be
irrecoverable. Save your important data on your
PC etc.
Before starting to record, test the recording
function to make sure the image and sound are
recorded without any problems.
Compensation for the contents of recordings
cannot be provided, even if recording or
playback is not possible due to a malfunction of
this product, memory card, etc.
TV color systems differ depending on the
country/region. To view your recordings on a
TV, set [60i/50i Sel] to the setting required in
your country/region before recording (p. 16).
Television programs, films, video tapes,
and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may
be contrary to the copyright laws.
Because of the way that the image device
(CMOS sensor) reads out image signals, the
following phenomena may occur.
The subjects passing by the frame rapidly
might appear crooked depending on the
recording conditions. (This phenomenon may
be notable in displays having high motion
resolution.)
Horizontal lines appear on the screen during
recording under fluorescent lights. The
phenomena can be reduced by adjusting the
shutter speed (p. 58).
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Images on the screen look horizontally
divided when a subject is lighted with a flash.
The phenomena can be reduced by using a
slower shutter speed.
Use this product in accordance with local
regulations.
See page 18 for the memory card you can use
with this product.
Notes on playing back
You may not be able to play back normally
images recorded on this product with other
devices. Also, you may not be able to play back
images recorded on other devices with this
product.
DVD media recorded with high
definition image quality
DVD media recorded with high definition
image quality can be played back with devices
that are compatible with the AVCHD standard.
You cannot play discs recorded with high
definition image quality with DVD players/
recorders as they are not compatible with the
AVCHD format. If you insert a disc recorded
with the AVCHD format (high definition image
quality) into a DVD player/recorder, you may
not be able to eject the disc.
Save all your recorded image data
To prevent your image data from being lost,
save all your recorded images on external media
periodically. To save images on your computer,
see page 37, and to save images on external
devices, see page 43.
The type of discs or media on which the images
can be saved depend on the [ REC Mode]
selected when the images were recorded.
Movies recorded with [60p Quality ] ([50p
Quality ]) or [Highest Quality ] can be
saved on external media devices or on Blu-ray
discs (p. 45).
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Notes on battery pack/AC Adaptor
Be sure to remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor after turning off this product.
Disconnect the AC Adaptor from this product,
holding both this product and the DC plug.
Note on the binoculars/battery pack
temperature
When the temperature of this product or
battery pack becomes extremely high or
extremely low, you may not be able to record or
play back on this product, due to the protection
features of this product being activated in such
situations. In this case, an indicator appears on
the screen (p. 78).
When this product is connected to a
computer or accessories
Do not try to format the memory card of this
product using a computer. If you do so, this
product may not operate correctly.
When connecting this product to another
device with communication cables, be sure to
insert the connector plug in the correct way.
Pushing the plug forcibly into the terminal
will damage the terminal and may result in a
malfunction of this product.
If you cannot record/play back images,
perform [Format]
If you repeat recording/deleting images for
a long time, fragmentation of data occurs on
the memory card. Images cannot be saved or
recorded. In such a case, save your images on
some type of external media first, and then
perform [Format] by selecting (MENU)
 [Setup]  [ ( Media Settings)] 
[Format]   .
Notes on optional accessories
We recommend using genuine Sony accessories.
Genuine Sony accessories may not be available
in some countries/regions.
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About this manual, illustrations and
on-screen displays
The example images used in this manual for
illustration purposes are captured using a digital
still camera, and therefore may appear different
from images and screen indicators that actually
appear on this product. And, the illustrations
of this product and its screen indication are
exaggerated or simplified for understandability.
In this manual, the DVD disc recorded with
high definition image quality is called AVCHD
recording disc.
Design and specifications of this product and
accessories are subject to change without notice.
Viewing 3D video images
Some people may experience discomfort (such
as eye strain, fatigue, or nausea) while watching
3D video images.
Sony recommends that all viewers take regular
breaks while watching 3D video images. The
length and frequency of necessary breaks will
vary from person to person. You must decide
what works best.
If you experience any discomfort, you should
stop watching the 3D video images until the
discomfort ends; consult a doctor if you believe
necessary.
You should also review the instruction manual
of any other device or media used with this
product.
The vision of young children (especially those
under six years old) is still under development.
Consult your doctor (such as a pediatrician or
eye doctor) before allowing young children to
watch 3D video images.
Adults should supervise young children to
ensure they follow the recommendations listed
above.
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Notes on use
Be careful of your surroundings when using
this product. Especially, do not use this product
while walking. Doing so may cause accidents
or injury.
Do not do any of the following. Otherwise,
the memory card may be damaged, recorded
images may be impossible to play back or may
be lost, or other malfunctions could occur.
ejecting the memory card when the access
lamp (p. 19) is lit or flashing
removing the battery pack or AC Adaptor
from this product, or applying mechanical
shock or vibration to this product when the
(Movie)/ (Photo) lamps (p. 22) or the
access lamp (p. 19) are lit or flashing
When using the neck strap, do not carry this
product on your back. Doing so may cause
injury. And do not allow this product to knock
against another object.
About manuals for this product
Two manuals have been prepared for this
product, the “Operating Guide” and the
“Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook
(PDF).” The “Operating Guide” introduces
basic operations and the “Digital Recording
Binoculars Handbook (PDF)” explains
details of functions.
Operating Guide
This manual introduces the basic
operations of this product, such as
recording and playback.
Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook
(PDF)
This manual explains various operations,
such as how to use the setting menu and
how to save images on other devices.
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How to read Digital Recording
Binoculars Handbook (PDF)
Install the “Digital Recording Binoculars
Handbook” on your computer from the
supplied CD-ROM.
For a Windows computer
When the installation screen appears, click
[Handbook]  the desired language and
the model name  [Install], and follow the
on-screen instructions to install the Handbook.
The short-cut icon is created on the computer
screen.
For a Mac
Open the [Handbook] - [GB] folder on the
CD-ROM, then copy [Handbook.pdf] to your
computer.
You need Adobe Reader to read the “Digital
Recording Binoculars Handbook.” If it is not
installed on your computer, you can download
it from the Adobe Systems web page.
http://www.adobe.com/
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Read this first........................................................................................ 2
Viewing 3D video images................................................................ 4
Notes on use................................................................................ 4
About manuals for this product........................................................ 4
Getting started
Step 1: Checking the supplied items............................................................ 9
Attaching the supplied items......................................................... 10
Step 2: Charging the battery pack............................................................. 11
Charging the battery pack installed into this product........................... 11
Charging the battery pack using the AC Adaptor/Charger (DEV-5K).
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Step 3: Turning the power on, and setting up this product.............................. 15
Changing the language setting.
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Step 4: Inserting a memory card............................................................... 18
Binoculars/Recording/Playback
Using this product as binoculars............................................................... 20
Recording........................................................................................... 22
Recording movies....................................................................... 22
Shooting photos......................................................................... 23
Playback on this product........................................................................ 24
Playing images on a TV.......................................................................... 26
List of connection.
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Using“BRAVIA”Sync..................................................................... 28
Advanced operations
Useful functions for recording movies and photos........................................ 30
Recording better images automatically (Intelligent Auto)...................... 30
Selecting the recording mode........................................................ 30
Recording information on your location (GPS) (DEV-5/5K)...................... 31
Controlling the image settings manually with the MANUAL dial.............. 32
Making good use of this product.............................................................. 34
Deleting images......................................................................... 34
Protecting recorded movies and photos (Protect)................................ 35
Dividing a movie......................................................................... 36
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Saving movies and photos with a computer
Selecting the method for creating a disc (computer).
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Importing movies and photos to a computer............................................... 39
Creating a disc with one touch (Disc Burn).................................................. 40
Saving images on a disc......................................................................... 41
Saving images with an external device
Selecting a method for saving images with an external device......................... 43
The devices on which the created disc can be played back..................... 44
Saving images on an external media device................................................ 45
Saving desired movies and photos.................................................. 47
Playing back images in the external media device on this product........... 47
Creating a high definition image quality disc with a DVD writer, etc., other than
DVDirect Express.................................................................................. 48
Creating a standard definition image quality disc with a recorder, etc................. 49
Customizing this product
Using menus....................................................................................... 52
Operating menus........................................................................ 52
Menu lists........................................................................................... 53
Shooting Mode (Items for selecting a shooting mode)................................ 56
Camera/Mic (Items for customized shooting).
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Image Quality/Size (Items for setting up image quality or size)................... 63
Edit/Copy (Items for editing)............................................................... 64
Setup (Other setup items)................................................................ 65
Additional information
Troubleshooting.
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Self-diagnosis display/Warning indicators................................................... 78
Recording time of movies/number of recordable photos................................ 81
Expected operating time with each battery pack................................. 81
Expected recording time of movies.................................................. 82
Expected number of recordable photos............................................ 82
Using this product abroad...................................................................... 83
Watching the recorded movies on a TV............................................. 84
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Maintenance and precautions................................................................. 85
About the AVCHD format.............................................................. 85
About GPS (DEV-5/5K).................................................................. 86
About the memory card................................................................ 87
About the“InfoLITHIUM”battery pack.............................................. 88
About x.v.Color........................................................................... 89
About handling of this product....................................................... 89
Quick reference
Screen indicators.................................................................................. 93
Parts and controls................................................................................. 94
Index................................................................................................. 96
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Getting started
Step 1: Checking the supplied items
When opening the box for the first time, make sure that all of the supplied items listed below
are included. The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity.
Items DEV-3 DEV-5 DEV-5K
 Digital Recording Binoculars (1)   
 Carrying case (1)   
 Neck strap (1)   
 Lens cover (1)   
 Finder cap (1)   
 Large eyecup (2)   
 AC Adaptor/Battery charger (AC-VQV10) (1)   
 Connecting cord (DK-225) (1)   
 AC Adaptor (AC-L200) (1)   
 Power cord (Mains lead) (1)   
 Rechargeable battery pack (1) NP-FV70 NP-FV70 NP-FV100
 A/V connecting cable (1)   
 Component A/V cable (1)   
 USB cable (1)   
 USB Adaptor Cable (1)   
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Items DEV-3 DEV-5 DEV-5K
 CD-ROM Video Camera Application
Software (1)
“PMB” (software, including “PMB Help”)
Digital Recording Binoculars Handbook (PDF)
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Attaching the supplied items
Attaching the neck strap
To avoid dropping this product, attach the
neck strap to the binoculars following the
steps below.
Insert one end of the neck strap into the
strap mount on the binoculars. Then, fasten
the neck strap, placing the end of the neck
strap into the clasp.
Attaching the lens cover (DEV-5/5K)
When you do not intend to use this
product, store this product with the lens
cover attached.
You can use this product with the lens cover
attached.
Attaching the large eyecup (DEV-5/5K)
If you cannot see the picture in the
viewfinder clearly under bright light, use
the large eyecup.
Align the large eyecup with the eyecup
groove in the viewfinder.
Attaching the finder cap (DEV-5/5K)
When you do not intend to use this
product, store this product with the finder
cap attached.
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You can attach the finder cap to the neck
strap as illustrated when it is not being
used.
Step 2: Charging the
battery pack
You can charge the “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack (V series).
Notes
You cannot use any “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack other than NP-FV70/FV100 to this
product.
Charging the battery pack installed
into this product
	Set the POWER switch to OFF
(CHG) by pressing the green
button.
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Turn the battery cover lock to
OPEN and open the battery
cover.
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Align the battery with the groove
in the battery compartment (),
and slide the battery until it clicks
().
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Close the battery cover and turn
the battery cover lock to LOCK.
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DEV-3/5:
Connect the AC Adaptor and the
power cord (mains lead) to this
product and the wall outlet (wall
socket).
	 DEV-5K:
Connect the power cord and the
connecting cord (DK-225) to the
AC Adaptor/Charger.
Set the mode switch on the AC Adaptor/
Charger to VCR/CAMERA.
The CHG (charge) lamp lights up and
charging starts. The CHG (charge)
lamp turns off when the battery pack is
fully charged.
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When the battery is charged,
disconnect the AC Adaptor from
the DC IN jack of this product.
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DC plug
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord (mains
lead)
Mode
switch
DC OUT jack
Connecting cord (DK-225)
CHG (charge) lamp
DC IN jack
DC plug
AC Adaptor
Power cord (mains
lead)
To the wall outlet (wall
socket)
CHG (charge) lamp
Align the battery with the groove.
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Charging the battery pack using
the AC Adaptor/Charger (DEV-5K)
The AC Adaptor/Charger can charge the
battery pack faster than charging it with
this product.
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Set the mode switch on the AC
Adaptor/Charger to CHARGE.
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Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor/Charger.
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Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to a wall outlet (wall socket).
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Attach the battery pack to the AC
Adaptor/Charger by sliding it in
the direction of the arrow.
The CHARGE lamp lights up and
charging starts.
When charging is complete, the battery
mark is displayed ( ).
If you continue to charge the battery
after normal charging is complete until
the battery mark shows “FULL,” the
battery pack can be used slightly longer
than when in the normal charged state.
Charging time
Approximate time (min.) required when
you fully charge a fully discharged battery
pack.
Charging with this product
Battery pack Charging time
NP-FV70 195
NP-FV100 390
Charging with AC Adaptor/Charger
(supplied with DEV-5K)
Battery pack
Charging
time
(NORMAL)
Charging
time
(FULL)
NP-FV70 70 130
NP-FV100 125 185
The charging times shown in the table above
are measured when charging this product
at a temperature of 25 C (77 °F). It is
recommended that you charge the battery in
a temperature range of 10 C to 30 C (50 °F
to 86 °F).
Tips
See page 81 on recording and playing time.
When this product is on, you can check the
approximate amount of remaining battery
power (expected recording and playing time)
with the remaining battery indicator at the
upper right on the screen.
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(wall socket)
Power cord (mains
lead)
Mode switch
CHARGE lamp
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To use a wall outlet (wall socket) as a
power source
Make the same connections as “Step 2:
Charging the battery pack” (p. 11). Even
if the battery pack is installed, the battery
pack is not discharged.
To remove the battery pack
	Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
	Open the battery cover (p. 11).
	Slide the battery release lever and
remove the battery.
Charging the battery pack abroad
You can charge the battery pack in any
countries/regions using the AC Adaptor
(supplied with DEV-3/5) or the AC Adaptor/
Charger (supplied with DEV-5K) within the
AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz range.
Notes
Do not use an electronic voltage transformer.
Notes on the battery pack
When you remove the battery pack or
disconnect the AC Adaptor, turn this product
off and make sure that the (Movie)/
(Photo) lamps (p. 22), the access lamp (p. 19)
are turned off.
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The CHG (charge) lamp flashes during charging
under the following conditions:
The battery pack is not installed correctly.
The battery pack is damaged.
The temperature of the battery pack is low.
Remove the battery pack from this product
and put it in a warm place.
The temperature of the battery pack is high.
Remove the battery pack from this product
and put it in a cool place.
Notes on the AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when
using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC
Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket)
immediately if any malfunction occurs while
using this product.
Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow
space, such as between a wall and furniture.
Do not short-circuit the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor or battery terminal with any metallic
objects. This may cause a malfunction.
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Step 3: Turning the
power on, and setting
up this product
Notes
Do not turn the power on with the USB cable
connected.
Do not connect the USB cable until the
following procedure is completed.
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Set the POWER switch to ON by
pressing the green button.
This product is turned on.
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Adjust the diopter until you
can see a clear image with each
eye by turning the diopter
adjustment dial.
If this product is used by more than one
person, adjust the diopter each time the
user changes.
Adjust the diopter for each eye separately.
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Pull out the IPD ADJ dial.
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Adjust the width between the left
and right viewfinder to fit your
eyes using the IPD ADJ dial.
Adjust the width so that left and right
images overlap.
Make sure that the image in the viewfinder
does not look like it has a double image.
If this product is used by more than one
person, adjust the width each time the user
changes.
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Push the IPD ADJ dial back into
this product.
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Set the language, area, summer
time, date & time format, and
date & time using the ////
Enter button, then confirm each
setting.
When each setting have been
completed, select [Next] and press
Enter.
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To set the date and time again, select
(MENU)  [Setup]  [
( Clock Settings)]  [Date & Time
Setting]  [Date & Time]. When [Date
& Time] is not on the screen, press / 
until the item appears.
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Select [60i (NTSC)] or [50i (PAL)]
to suit the TV color system used
in your country/region, then
press Enter.
When the 60i/50i selection is made,
this product restarts to update the
system.
See page 84 for details on the TV color
system in your country/region.
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Confirm the warning about
continuous use and the warning
about viewfinder adjustment,
then select [Next].
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Adjust the relative vertical
position of the right and left
viewfinder.
Make sure that the horizontal line
overlaps the vertical lines.
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lines do not overlap, adjust the position
of the image in the right viewfinder
by selecting / until the lines
overlap, then select .
If you see the image below, the device
works correctly.
If you see the image below, stop using this
product.
If you cannot see images correctly, this
product may be damaged. Contact
your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
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The horizontal line is extremely tilted.
The horizontal line and the vertical lines do not
overlap.
Image in the left
viewfinder
Image in the right
viewfinder
Image viewed by both eyes
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Select [Run].
If you select [Run Later], the recording
mode screen appears. When you turn on
this product next time, the [Auto 3D Lens
Adjust] screen will appear.
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Adjust the 3D lens.
Aim this product at a subject to display
it on the screen.
Be sure that the subject produces a scale
higher than the  mark.
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Select .
Do not change the subject until the
adjustment is completed.
Notes
If this product failed [Auto 3D Lens Adjust],
select [Run Again].
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Type of subjects that should be
displayed on the screen for [Auto 3D
Lens Adjust]
The scale indicated varies depending on the
subject displayed on the screen.
Subjects that indicate a higher scale:
Bright subjects, such as objects outdoors in
daylight
Subjects with various colors and shapes
Subjects that indicate a lower scale and
result in adjustment failure:
Dark subjects, such as objects viewed at night
Subjects within 2 m (6 ft. 6 3/4 in.) away from
this product
Plain, non-colorful subjects
Subjects that repeat the same pattern, such as
rows of windows on buildings
Moving subjects
Notes
You may see primary colors, red, blue, or green,
shimmering in the viewfinder when you move
your line of sight. This is not a malfunction.
The shimmering colors will not be recorded on
the memory card.
The date and time does not appear during
recording, but they are automatically recorded
on the memory card, and can be displayed
during playback. To display the date and time,
select (MENU)  [Setup]  [
( Playback Settings)]  [Data Code] 
[Date/Time]  .
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To turn off the power
Set the POWER switch to OFF (CHG).
The (Movie) lamp flashes for a few
seconds and this product is turned off.
Changing the language setting
You can change the on-screen displays to
show messages in a specified language.
Select (MENU)  [Setup] 
[ ( General Settings)]  [Language
Setting]  a desired language  
 .
Step 4: Inserting a
memory card
Types of memory card you can use with
this product
“Memory Stick
PRO Duo” media
(Mark2)
“Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo”
media
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SD memory card*
SDHC memory
card*
SDXC memory
card*
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Described in this
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Stick PRO Duo”
media
Described in this
manual, SD card
*	 SD Speed Class 4 or faster is required.
Operation with all memory cards is not assured.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, half the size
of “Memory Stick”, or standard size SD cards
can be used for this product.
Do not attach a label or the like on memory
card or memory card adaptor. Doing so may
cause a malfunction.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media of up to 32 GB
and SD cards of up to 64 GB have been verified
to operate with this product.
Notes
A MultiMediaCard cannot be used with this
product.
Movies recorded on SDXC memory cards
cannot be imported to or played back on
computers or AV devices not supporting the
exFAT* file system by connecting this product
to these devices with the USB cable. Confirm
in advance that the connecting equipment is
supporting the exFAT system. If you connect
an equipment not supporting the exFAT system
and the format screen appears, do not perform
the format. All the data recorded will be lost.
* The exFAT is a file system that is used for
SDXC memory cards.
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1		
Open the cover, and insert the
memory card with the nothched
edge in the direction as
illustrated until it clicks.
Close the cover after inserting the memory
card.
The [Preparing image database file.
Please wait.] screen appears if you
insert a new memory card. Wait until
the screen disappears.
2		
Close the cover.
Notes
If [Failed to create a new Image Database File.
It may be possible that there is not enough free
space.] is displayed, format the memory card
(p. 65).
Confirm the direction of the memory card.
If you forcibly insert the memory card in the
wrong direction, the memory card, memory
card slot, or image data may be damaged.
Do not open the cover during recording.
When inserting or ejecting the memory card, be
careful so that the memory card does not pop
out and drop.
To eject the memory card
Open the cover and lightly push the
memory card in once.
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Note the direction of notched corner.
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Binoculars/Recording/Playback
Using this product as
binoculars
1		
Set the POWER switch to ON by
pressing the green button.
This product is turned on.
Some settings screen may appear
depending on the status of this product
when it is turned on. Use this product
after completing any necessory
adjustments.
2		
Make sure that the diopter, the
width, and the relative vertical
position of the right and left
viewfinder fit you (p. 15).
3		
Hold this product with both
hands and aim it at the subject.
You can magnify images with the power
zoom lever.
This product adjusts the focus
automatically with the auto-focus function
(default setting).
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[ SteadyShot] is set to [Active] in the default
setting.
About zooming
Magnifications available are as follows.
Binoculars magnification (approx.)
DEV-3 DEV-5/5K
Movie
recording (2D
mode)*1
0.8  to
10 
0.8  to
20 *2
0.8  to
10 *3
Movie
recording (3D
mode)*1
0.5  to
5.4 
0.5  to
5.4 
Photo recording 0.5  to
10  (16:9)
0.3  to
7.5  (4:3)
0.5  to
20 *4
(16:9)
0.3  to
15 *4
(4:3)
Zoom ratio (approx.)
DEV-3 DEV-5/5K
Movie
recording (2D
mode)
12  24 *2
12 *3
Movie
recording (3D
mode)
10  10 
Photo
recording
22  44 *4
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	 [ SteadyShot] is set to something other than
[Active]
*2
	 [Digital Zoom] is set to [On] (The image
quality decreases when you use the large
magnification)
*3
	 [Digital Zoom] is set to [Off]
*4
	 The image quality decreases when you use the
large magnification
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Tips
The binoculars magnification indicates how big
the subject looks with the binoculars compared
with your naked eye.
The zoom ratio indicates the ratio of the focal
lengths between the minimum and maximum
value.
Move the power zoom lever slightly for a
slower zoom. Move it further for a faster
zoom.
Notes
Be sure to keep your finger on the power zoom
lever. If you move your finger off the power
zoom lever, the operation sound of the power
zoom lever may also be recorded.
To adjust the focus manually
	Select (MENU)  [Camera/Mic]
 [ ( Manual Settings)]  [Focus]
using the ////Enter buttons.
	Select (nearby subject)/
(distant subject) and press Enter several
times to adjust the focus.
Tips
To adjust the focus automatically, select [Auto].
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To switch the viewfinder display
between 2D and 3D
Press FINDER 2D/3D to switch the
viewfinder display between 2D and 3D.
Tips
In the 3D display mode for the viewfinder, this
product displays the image from the left lens in
the left viewfinder, and the image from the right
lens in the right viewfinder. In the 2D display
mode, this product displays the image from the
left lens in both the left and right viewfinder.
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Wider range of view
(Wide angle)
Close view
(Telephoto)
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Recording
In the default setting, images in the
viewfinder are displayed in 3D (p. 21), but
movies are recorded in 2D.
	
Set the POWER switch to ON by
pressing the green button.
This product is turned on.
Recording movies
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Press MODE to turn on the
(Movie) lamp.
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Press START/STOP to start
recording.
The recording lamp lights in red
during recording.
To stop recording, press START/STOP
again.
To display items on the screen again
Press the ////Enter buttons or any
other button. You can change the settings
using the [Display Setting] menu (p. 62).
Notes
The maximum continuous recordable time of a
movie is as follows.
2D: about 13 hours
3D: about 6 hours 30 minutes
When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie
file is created automatically.
It will take several seconds until you can start
recording after you turn on this product. You
cannot operate this product during this time.
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(Movie): When recording a movie
(Photo): When recording a photo
MODE button
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The following states will be indicated if data is
still being written onto the memory card after
recording has finished. During this time, do
not apply shock or vibration to this product, or
remove the battery or AC Adaptor.
Access lamp (p. 19) is lit or flashing
The media icon in the upper right of the
screen is flashing
Tips
See page 82 on the recordable time of movies.
You can check the recordable time, estimated
remaining capacity, etc., by selecting
(MENU)  [Setup]  [ ( Media
Settings)]  [Media Info].
To switch the 2D and 3D recording
mode
You can select a recording mode of either
2D or 3D.
To switch 2D and 3D, select (MENU)
 [Image Quality/Size]  [2D/3D Mode
Select].
Tips
When you change the [2D/3D Mode Select]
setting, movies played back on this product and
movies output from the HDMI OUT jack are
changed between 2D and 3D automatically.
Optimum distance from the subject
and zooming level
The distance at which you can obtain
good 3D movies varies depending on the
zooming level.
Distance from the subject Zoom
about 80 cm to 6 m (3 ft. to
20 ft.)
about 2.5 m to 10 m (8 ft. to
32 ft.)
about 7.5 m to 20 m (25 ft. to
65 ft.)
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Notes
When you record 3D movies, the binocular
magnification can be set to up to about 5 times.
If you want to monitor* or record a subject
using a larger image, set [2D/3D Mode Select]
to [2D].
*	 In this manual, ”monitor” means that the user
watches or views a subject without recording.
Data code during recording
The recording date, time, condition and
coordinates (DEV-5/5K) are recorded
automatically on the memory card. They
are not displayed during recording.
However, you can check them as [Data
Code] during playback. To display them,
select (MENU)  [Setup]  [
( Playback Settings)]  [Data Code]
 a desired setting   .
Shooting photos
	Press MODE to turn on the
(Photo) lamp.
The screen display switches for photo
recording mode.
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(Photo): When recording a photo
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Press PHOTO lightly to adjust the
focus, then press it fully.
When disappears, the photo is recorded.
Note
You cannot shoot photos in 3D. Select
(MENU)  [Image Quality/Size]  [2D/3D
Mode Select]  [2D].
Tips
See page 82 on the recordable number of
photos.
To change the image size, Select (MENU)
 [Image Quality/Size]  [ Image Size]
 a desired setting  .
You cannot record photos while is
displayed.
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Playback on this
product
You can play back images recorded with
this product.
Tips
If you want to play back 3D images, set [2D/3D
Mode Select] to [3D].
1			
Set the POWER switch to ON by
pressing the green button.
This product is turned on.
2			
Press (View Images).
The Event Index screen appears after
some seconds.
3		
Select an image you want to view
using ///, then press Enter.
Playback starts.
 To the MENU screen
 previous image/ next image
previous event/ next event
 Change to the movie/photo
recording mode
 Event title
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 Total time of movies/Total number
of photos in the event
 Switch Image Type button (2D
only) ( MOVIE, PHOTO,
MOVIE/PHOTO*)
 Movie
 Photo
*	 If you start playback from the
[ MOVIE/PHOTO] screen, movies
and photos are played back in the mixed
order by shooting date and time.
This product organizes images into a
group that is called an event, based on the
date and time, and information on how
often you record images.
Operations available on the playback
display
Pause/Play
Stop
Previous/Next image
Fast-reverse/Fast-
forward
Play slide show
Volume
Delete
Context
Some buttons may not be displayed depending
on the playback image.
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You may not be able to play back the images
with other devices than this product.
Tips
When playback from the selected image reaches
the last image, the screen returns to the INDEX
screen.
Select / during pause to play back
movies slowly.
As you repeat pressing Enter after selecting
/ during playback, movies are
played as fast as about 5 times  about 10
times  about 30 times  about 60 times.
The recording date, time, and shooting
conditions are recorded automatically during
recording. This information is not displayed
during recording, but you can display it during
playback by selecting (MENU) 
[Setup]  [ ( Playback Settings)] 
[Data Code]  a desired setting  
 .
To play a Slideshow, select [ PHOTO] from
the Switch Image Type button on the Event
Index screen. To repeat Slideshow, select 
[Slideshow Set].
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Playing images on a TV
Connection methods, the image type
(3D or 2D) and the image quality (high
definition or standard definition) viewed
on the TV screen differ depending on
what type of TV is connected, and the
connectors used.
Output connectors on this product
1		
Switch the input on the TV to the
connected jack.
Refer to the instruction manuals of the TV.
2		
Connect this product to a TV.
Use the supplied AC Adaptor as the power
source (p. 14).
3		
Play a movie or a photo on this
product (p. 24).
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List of connection
Connecting to a 3D TV
Movies recorded in 3D are played back in
3D. Make sure that [2D/3D Mode Select] is
set to [3D].
Notes
When the TV is connected with a component
A/V cable, 3D movies are displayed in 2D.
Adjusting the depth of 3D movies
when this product is connected to a 3D
TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately)
You can adjust the depth of image while
playing back 3D movies.
Only operating buttons are displayed in the
viewfinder. Adjust the depth while checking
the images displayed on the TV screen.
	Select  [3D Depth Adjustment] on
the 3D movie playback screen.
The movie stops, and a warning about
[3D Depth Adjustment] appears.
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(Green) Y
(Blue)PB/CB
(Red)PR/CR
(White)
(Red)
Component A/V Cable
(supplied with DEV-5K)
HDMI Cable (sold
separately)
HDMI OUT jack
A/V Remote Connector
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Select [Next] to display the screen used
to adjust the vertical direction.
	Select / to adjust the vertical
direction  [Next].
The screen used to adjust horizontal
direction appears.
	Select / to adjust the
horizontal direction  .
Connecting to a high definition TV
The movies are played back in high
definition image quality.
Connecting to a non-high-definition
16:9 (wide) or 4:3 TV
Movies are played back in standard
definition image quality.
When you connect with component
A/V cable
If you connect only component video plugs,
audio signals are not output. Connect the white
and red plugs to output audio signals.
Select the [Component] setting for the
component input jack you are using.
Select (MENU)  [Setup]  [
( Connection)]  [Component]  a
desired setting  to make the setting.
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(Green) Y
(Blue)PB/CB
(Red)PR/CR
(White)
(Red)
(Yellow)
(White)
(Red)
(White)
(Red)
(Yellow)
Component A/V Cable
(supplied with DEV-5K)
A/V connecting cable with
S VIDEO (sold separately)
A/V connecting cable
(supplied)
(Green) Y
(Blue)PB/CB
(Red)PR/CR
(White)
(Red)
Component A/V Cable
(supplied with DEV-5K)
HDMI Cable (sold
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When you connect with HDMI cable
Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo.
Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for
this product), and a plug suitable for connecting
your TV on the other end.
Copyright-protected images are not output
from the HDMI OUT jack of this product.
Some TVs may not function correctly (e.g., no
sound or image) with this connection.
Do not connect this product HDMI OUT jack
to an external device HDMI OUT jack, as
malfunction may result.
To set the aspect ratio according to the
connected TV (16:9/4:3)
Set [TV Type] to [16:9] or [4:3] according to
your TV (p. 66).
When you connect with A/V
connecting cable with S-Video
When the S VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel)
is connected, audio signals are not output. To
output audio signals, connect the white and red
plugs to the audio input jack of your TV.
This connection produces higher resolution
images compared with the A/V connecting
cable.
When your TV is monaural (When your
TV has only one audio input jack)
Connect the yellow plug of the A/V connecting
cable to the video input jack and connect the
white (left channel) or red (right channel) plug
to the audio input jack of your TV or VCR.
When connecting to your TV via a VCR
Connect this product to the LINE IN input on
the VCR using the A/V connecting cable. Set
the input selector on the VCR to LINE (VIDEO
1, VIDEO 2, etc.).
Notes
When the A/V connecting cable is used to
output movies, movies are output with standard
definition image quality.
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If your TV/VCR has a 21-pin adaptor
(EUROCONNECTOR)
Use a 21-pin adaptor (sold separately) to
view playback pictures.
Tips
If you connect this product to the TV using
more than one type of cable to output images,
the order of priority of the TV input jacks is as
follows:
HDMI  component  S VIDEO  video
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
is an interface to send both video/audio signals.
The HDMI OUT jack outputs high quality
images and digital audio.
Using“BRAVIA”Sync
You can operate this product with the
remote commander of your TV by
connecting this product to a “BRAVIA”
Sync compatible TV launched in 2008 or
later with the HDMI cable.
You can operate the menu of this product
by pressing the SYNC MENU button of
the remote commander of your TV. You
can display this product screens such as
Event Index, play selected movies or display
selected photos by pressing up/down/
left/right/enter buttons of the remote
commander of your TV.
Notes
There may be some operations you cannot do
with the remote commander.
To set this product, select (MENU) 
[Setup]  [ ( Connection)]  [CTRL
FOR HDMI]  [On] (the default setting) 
  .
Also set your TV accordingly. Refer to the
instruction manual of the TV for details.
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The operation of “BRAVIA” Sync differs
according to each model of BRAVIA. Refer to
the instruction manual of your TV for details.
Tips
If you turn off the TV, this product is turned off
simultaneously.
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Advanced operations
Useful functions for
recording movies and
photos
The available menu items differ between
the movie mode ( ) and photo mode
( ).
Recording better images
automatically (Intelligent
Auto)
When you turn this product toward the
subject, this product sets the optimum
combination of the 3 detection modes: Face
detection, Scene detection and Camera-
shake detection ([Off] is the default
setting). When this product detects the
subject, the icons that correspond to the
detected condition are displayed.
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Select at the right bottom on
the recording screen of movies or
photos.
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Select [On]  .
	
Face detection
(Portrait), (Baby)
This product detects faces, and adjusts the
focus, color, and exposure.
Scene detection
 (Backlight), (Landscape),
(Night scene), (Spotlight), (Low
light), (Macro)
This product selects the most effective
setting automatically, depending on the
scene.
Camera-shake detection
(Walk), (Tripod)
This product detects whether camera-shake
occurs or not, and makes the optimum
compensation.
Notes
This product may not detect the expected
scene or subject, depending on the recording
conditions.
Selecting the recording
mode
You can switch the recording mode to select
the movie quality ([Standard ] is the
default setting). The recording time of the
memory card is changed depending on the
recording mode.
You cannot change the recording mode
while recording 3D movies.
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Select (MENU)  [Image
Quality/Size]  [ REC Mode].
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Select the desired recording
mode.
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The recording modes available will
depend on the selected [ Frame
Rate] (p. 63).
*	 appears on a medium icon if a movie
recorded with the selected recording
mode cannot be saved on that medium.
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Select .
Recording modes and the media
Types of media that images can be saved
on will depend on the recording mode
selected.
For details on a save operation using the
external devices, see page 43.
Types of media
Recording mode
3D PS* FX
FH/
HQ/
LP
External media
(USB storage
devices)
Blu-ray discs
AVCHD recording
discs
— — —
*	 [PS] can be set only when [ Frame Rate] is
set to [60p] ([50p]).
Tips
This product can record images with the
following recording format. The recording
format varies depending on the setting of
[60i/50i Sel].
When [60i/50i Sel] is set to [60i (NTSC)]
3D mode: 1920  1080/60i
PS mode: 1920  1080/60p
FX or FH mode: 1920  1080/60i
HQ or LP mode: 1440  1080/60i
When [60i/50i Sel] is set to [50i (PAL)]
3D mode: 1920  1080/50i
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PS mode: 1920  1080/50p
FX or FH mode: 1920  1080/50i
HQ or LP mode: 1440  1080/50i
You can select the following recording mode.
[3D] (HD 28M (3D))
[60p Quality ] ([50p Quality ]) (AVC
HD 28M (PS))
[Highest Quality ] (AVC HD 24M (FX))
[High Quality ] (AVC HD 17M (FH))
[Standard ] (AVC HD 9M (HQ)) (the
default setting)
[Long Time ] (AVC HD 5M (LP))
“M,” such as in “24M,” means “Mbps.”
Recording information on
your location (GPS) (DEV-
5/5K)
This product records information on
the location when movies or photos are
recorded (the default setting).
GPS triangulating status
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Triangulating meters
Unable to
record location
information
Searching for the
satellites
Triangulating
Unable to
triangulate
Number of dots
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Notes
It may take a while before this product starts
triangulating.
If this product cannot triangulate, the following
operations may resolve the issue.
Move to a place where radio signals are easier
to receive.
Tips
In the following situations, the current location
of this product shown on the map may be
different from the actual location. The margin
of error can be as wide as several hundred
meters.
When this product receives GPS signals that
have been reflected off surrounding buildings.
When the GPS signal is too weak.
To display recorded location information,
perform (MENU)  [Setup] 
[ ( Playback Settings)]  [Data Code]
 [Coordinates].
Establishing priorities for location
information
See page 69.
If you do not want to record location
information
Perform (MENU)  [Setup] 
[ ( General Settings)]  [GPS
Setting]  [Off].
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Controlling the image
settings manually with
the MANUAL dial
You can assign 1 menu item you use often
to the MANUAL dial.
The operation below is described as
adjusting the 3D depth using the MANUAL
dial that [3D Depth Adjustment] is
assigned to. The [3D Depth Adjustment]
here allows you to adjust the 3-dimensional
appearance of the image on the screen
during recording.
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Press MANUAL to make this
product adjust the depth of the
3D image.
Pressing MANUAL repeatedly toggles
between enabling and disabling the
3D depth adjustment.
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Rotate the MANUAL dial to adjust
the 3D depth while checking the
image on the screen.
MANUAL button
MANUAL dial
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Items you can control with the
MANUAL dial
Movie recording
[3D Depth Adjustment]
[Focus] ... p. 57
[Exposure] ... p. 57
[AE Shift] ... p. 58
[White Balance Shift] ... p. 58
Photo recording
[Focus] ... p. 57
[Exposure] ... p. 57
[IRIS] ... p. 58
[Shutter Speed] ... p. 58
[AE Shift] ... p. 58
[White Balance Shift] ... p. 58
To assign the menu item to the
MANUAL dial
	Press and hold MANUAL down for a
few seconds.
The [Dial Setting] screen appears.
	Rotate the MANUAL dial and select the
item to be assigned.
	Press MANUAL.
Notes
Manual settings will be retained even if you
change the assigned item of the MANUAL dial.
However, if you set [Exposure] after setting
[AE Shift] manually, [Exposure] will override
[AE Shift].
If you set either one of [Exposure], [IRIS], or
[Shutter Speed], the settings of other 2 items
are canceled.
If you select [RESET] in step , all the items
adjusted manually are reset to the default
settings.
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Tips
If you select at the right of the screen while
setting [3D Depth Adjustment], the manual
setting of [3D Depth Adjustment] is canceled.
In the case of items other than [3D Depth
Adjustment], pressing MANUAL switches
between automatic and manual settings.
You can also assign menu items to the
MANUAL dial by selecting (MENU) 
[Camera/Mic]  [ ( Camera Settings)]
 [Dial Setting].
Even if you open the IRIS wider (a smaller
F-stop) than F3.4 when you set the zoom lever
to the W (Wide angle) side, the IRIS is reset
to F3.4 as you move the zoom lever to the T
(Telephoto) side.
If you adjust the IRIS, the in-focus range in
front of and behind the focused subject is
changed. When you open the IRIS wider (a
smaller F-stop), the in-focus range becomes
narrower, and when you close the IRIS
narrower (a larger F-stop), the in-focus range
becomes wider. You can set the IRIS to a
preferred value depending on the shooting
scenes.
When you record images under a fluorescent
lamp, sodium lamp, or mercury lamp,
horizontal stripes may appear, flicker may
occur, or color may change. In this case, change
the shutter speed according to the power supply
frequency in your region.
The camera data (p. 66) that appears on the
screen will differ, depending on the recording
settings of this product. The settings will be
displayed with the following icons.
: Automatic
: Exposure is set manually.
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Deleting images
You can free memory card space by deleting
movies and photos from memory card.
Notes
You cannot restore images once they are
deleted. Save important movies and photos in
advance.
Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from this product while deleting the
images. It may damage the memory card.
Do not eject the memory card while deleting
images.
You cannot delete protected movies and photos.
Undo the protection of the movies and photos
to delete them, before you try to delete them
(p. 35).
Tips
You can delete the image using on the
playback screen.
To delete all images recorded in the memory
card, and recover all the recordable space of the
memory card, format the memory card (p. 65).
Reduced-size images which enable you to view
many images at the same time on an index
screen are called “thumbnails.”
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Press (View Images) (p. 24).
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Select (MENU)  [Edit/
Copy]  [Delete] using the
////Enter buttons.
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To select and delete movies,
select [Multiple Images] 
[ MOVIE]/[ PHOTO]/
[ MOVIE/PHOTO]*.
*	 Only 3D movies can be deleted in the 3D
mode.
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Select the movies or photos to be
deleted.
is displayed on the selected images.
Press PHOTO while selecting the desired
thumbnail so that you can confirm the
image. Select to return to the
previous screen.
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Select   .
To delete all movies/photos in an event
at one time
	In step 3, select [All In Event].
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	Select / and press Enter to
select the desired event, then select
.
Press PHOTO while selecting the desired
thumbnail so that you can confirm the
image. Select to return to the
previous screen.
	Select  .
Protecting recorded movies and
photos (Protect)
Protect movies and photos to avoid deleting
them by mistake.
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Press (View Images) (p. 24).
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Select (MENU)  [Edit/
Copy]  [Protect] using the
////Enter buttons.
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To select and protect movies,
select [Multiple Images] 
[ MOVIE]/[ PHOTO]/
[ MOVIE/PHOTO]*.
*	 Only 3D movies can be protected in the
3D mode.
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Select the movies and photos to
be protected.
is displayed on the selected images.
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Press PHOTO while selecting the desired
thumbnail so that you can confirm the
image. Select to return to the
previous screen.
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Select   .
To undo the protection of movies and
photos
Select the movie or photo marked with
in step 4.
disappears.
To protect all movies/photos in an
event at one time
	In step 3, select [Set All In Event].
	Select / and press Enter to
select the desired event, then select
.
Press PHOTO while selecting the desired
thumbnail so that you can confirm the
image. Select to return to the
previous screen.
	Select  .
To undo the protection of an event
In step 3 above, select [Remove All In
Event], select the desired movies/photos,
then select   .
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Dividing a movie
You can divide a movie to delete
unnecessary parts.

		
Select  [Divide] on the
movie playback screen using the
////Enter buttons.

		
Select to play back movies.

		
Select at the point where you
want to divide the movie into
scenes.
The movie pauses.

		
Select / to adjust the
dividing point with more
precision.
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Select  .
Notes
You cannot restore movies once they are
divided.
You cannot divide protected movie. Undo the
protection of the movie to divide it, before you
try to divide it (p. 35).
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Do not remove the battery pack or the AC
Adaptor from this product while dividing the
movie. It may damage the memory card.
Do not eject the memory card while dividing
movies.
A slight difference may occur from the point
where you select and the actual dividing
point, as this product selects the dividing point
based on about 0.5 second increments.
Only simple editing is available on this product.
Use the supplied software “PMB” for more
advanced editing.
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Returns to the beginning of the selected
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Saving movies and photos with a computer
Selecting the method for creating a disc
(computer)
Several methods for creating a disc from movies or photos recorded on this product are
described here. Select the method that suits your disc player.
Disc type Choosing a method Player
To save images on
a Blu-ray disc with
high definition image
quality
	Importing movies and
photos to a computer (p. 39)
		 
	Creating a Blu-ray disc*
with high definition image
quality (p. 42)
Blu-ray disc playback
devices (a Sony Blu-ray disc
player, PlayStation
3, etc.)
To save images on a
AVCHD recording disc
with high definition
image quality
Creating a disc with one touch
(Disc Burn) (p. 40)
AVCHD format playback
devices (a Sony Blu-ray disc
player, PlayStation
3, etc.)
	Importing movies and
photos to a computer (p. 39)
		 
	Creating a AVCHD recording
disc with high definition
image quality (p. 41)
To copy images on
a disc in standard
definition image
quality to distribute
	Importing movies and
photos to a computer (p. 39)
		 
	Creating a standard
definition image quality disc
(p. 41)
Ordinary DVD playback
devices (a DVD player, a
computer that can play
DVDs, etc.)
*	 To create a Blu-ray disc, the BD Add-on Software for “PMB” must be installed (p. 42).
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Discs you can use with“PMB”
You can use 12 cm discs of following type with “PMB.” For Blu-ray disc, see page 42.
Disc type Features
DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+R DL Unrewritable
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Rewritable
Notes
Always maintain your PlayStation
3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation
3 system software.
The PlayStation
3 may not be available in some countries/regions.
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Importing movies and
photos to a computer
Movies and photos recorded on this
product can be imported to a computer.
Turn on the computer beforehand.
Notes
Connect this product to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this
operation (p. 14).
1		
Turn on this product, then
connect this product to the
computer using the USB cable
(supplied).
The [USB Select] screen appears on the
screen of this product.
2		
Select [USB Connect] using
/// and press Enter.
If the [USB Select] screen does not appear,
select (MENU)  [Setup]  [
( Connection)]  [USB Connect].
The window for import appears on the
computer screen.
If you want to change the location
where imported media files will be
saved, click [PMB]  [Tools] 
[Settings...]  [Import media files to]
 [Browse...], then select the desired
location.
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Click [Import].
Refer to “PMB Help” for details.
Movies and photos are imported to
your computer.
When the operation is completed, the
“PMB” screen appears.
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Creating a disc with
one touch
(Disc Burn)
Movies and photos recorded on this
product that have not yet been saved with
Disc Burn function can be saved on a disc
automatically. Movies and photos are saved
on a disc with their recorded image quality.
Notes
2D movies (the default setting) will make an
AVCHD recording disc.
You cannot create AVCHD recording discs:
from 3D movies
from movies recorded with [Highest Quality
] or [60p Quality ]
([50p Quality ]) mode of [ REC
Mode].
Creating a Blu-ray disc is not available with
Disc Burn.
To create a standard definition image quality
disc from high definition image quality movies,
import movies to a computer first (p. 39), and
then create a standard definition image quality
disc (p. 41).
Install “PMB” beforehand, however, do not start
“PMB.”
Connect this product to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this
operation (p. 14).
1		
Turn on your computer, and place
an unused disc on the DVD drive.
See page 38 for the type of discs you can
use.
If any other software than “PMB” starts
automatically, shut it down.
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2		
Turn on this product, then
connect this product to the
computer using the USB cable
(supplied).
The [USB Select] screen appears on the
screen of this product.
3		
Select [Disc Burn] using
/// and press Enter.
4		
Follow the instructions on the
computer screen.
Notes
Movies and photos are not saved on the
computer when you perform Disc Burn.
In the Disc Burn procedure, the words
“Handycam” may be displayed on the computer
screen. That does not have any effect on this
product.
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Saving images on a
disc
You can select movies that have been
imported to a computer and save them on
a disc.
1		
Turn on your computer, and place
an unused disc on the DVD drive.
See page 37 for the type of discs you can
use.
If any other software than “PMB” starts
automatically, shut it down.
2		
Start“PMB.”
3		
Click [Calendar] or [Index] to
select the date or folder, and
select the movie you want to
save on the disc.
High definition image quality (HD)
movies are marked with .
To select plural movies, hold the Ctrl key
down and click thumbnails.
4		
Click (Create Disc) to select the
type of disc you want to use.
The movie selection window appears.
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[Create AVCHD Format Discs (HD)]:
You can save movies with high
definition image quality on a DVD
disc.
[Create DVD-Video Format Discs
(STD)]:
You can save movies with standard
definition image quality on a DVD
disc. Saving movies will take longer
than the actual length of the movies,
because the image quality must be
converted from high definition to
standard definition when saving the
movie on the disc.
To add movies to the previously selected
ones, select the movies in the main
window and drag and drop onto the
window for selecting movies.
5		
Follow the instructions on the
screen to create a disc.
It may take a long time to create a disc.
Playing an AVCHD recording disc on a
computer
You can play back AVCHD recording discs
using “Player for AVCHD” that is installed
together with “PMB.”
To start“Player for AVCHD”
Click [Start]  [All Programs]  [PMB]
 [PMB Launcher]  [View]  [Player
for AVCHD].
See the “Player for AVCHD” help on the
operation.
Notes
Movies may not be played smoothly depending
on the computer environment.
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Creating a Blu-ray disc
You can create a Blu-ray disc with a movie
previously imported to a computer (p. 39).
To create a Blu-ray disc, the BD Add-on
Software for “PMB” must be installed. Click
[BD Add-on Software] on the installation
screen of “PMB,” and install this plug-in
according to the on-screen instructions.
Connect your computer to the internet
when you install [BD Add-on Software].
Place an unused Blu-ray disc in the disc
drive, and click (Create Disc)  [Create
Blu-ray Disc (HD)] in step 4 of “Saving
images on a disc” (p. 41). Other procedures
are the same as that for creating an AVCHD
disc.
Notes
Your computer must support the creation of
Blu-ray discs.
BD-R (unrewritable) and BD-RE (rewritable)
media are available for creating Blu-ray discs.
You cannot add contents to either type of disc
after creating the disc.
Use a device compatible with AVCHD format
Ver. 2.0 to play back a Blu-ray disc created with
movies recorded in [60p Quality ] ([50p
Quality ]) or 3D.
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Copying a disc
You can copy a recorded disc to another
disc using “Video Disc Copier.”
Click [Start]  [All Programs]  [PMB]
 [PMB Launcher]  [Disc Creation] 
[Video Disc Copier] to start the software.
See “Video Disc Copier” help on the
operation.
Notes
You cannot copy high definition image quality
movies by converting them to standard
definition image quality.
You cannot copy to a Blu-ray disc.
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Saving images with an external device
Selecting a method for saving images with an
external device
You can save movies using an external device. Select the method to be used according to the
device.
Movies External devices Connecting cable Page
/
External media device
Saving images on an external
media device with high
definition image quality.
USB Adaptor Cable
(supplied with
DEV-5K)
45
DVD writer other than
DVDirect Express
Saving images on a DVD disc
with high definition image
quality.
USB cable
(supplied) 48
Hard disk recorder, etc.
Saving images on a DVD
disc with standard definition
image quality.
A/V connecting
cable (supplied) 49
Notes
The AVCHD recording disc can be played back only on AVCHD format compatible devices.
Discs with high definition image quality images recorded should not be used in DVD players/recorders.
Because DVD players/recorders are not compatible with the AVCHD format, DVD players/recorders may
fail to eject the disc.
The types of media on which images are saved
See page 31.
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The devices on which the created disc can be played back
Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray disc playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player or a PlayStation
3.
DVD disc with high definition image quality
AVCHD format playback devices, such as a Sony Blu-ray disc player or a PlayStation
3.
DVD disc with standard definition image quality
Ordinary DVD playback devices, such as a DVD player.
Notes
Always maintain your PlayStation
3 to use the latest version of the PlayStation
3 system software.
The PlayStation
3 may not be available in some countries/regions.
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Saving images on an
external media device
You can save movies and photos on an
external media device (USB storage
devices), such as an external hard disk
drive. You can also play back images on this
product or another playback device.
Notes
For this operation, USB Adaptor Cable VMC-
UAM1 (supplied with DEV-5K) is required.
Connect this product to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this
operation (p. 14).
Refer to the instruction manual supplied with
the external media device.
Tips
You can save 3D movies on an external media
device as they are.
You can import images saved on the external
media device to your computer by using the
supplied software “PMB.”
Functions available after saving images
on an external media device
playback of images through this product
(p. 47)
importing images to “PMB”
Devices that cannot be used as an
external media device
You cannot use the following devices as an
external media device.
media devices with a capacity exceeding 2 TB
ordinary disc drive such as CD or DVD drive
media devices connected via a USB hub
media devices with built-in USB hub
card reader
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You may not be able to use external media
devices with a code function.
The FAT file system is available for this product.
If the storage medium of the external device
was formatted for the NTFS file system, etc.,
format the external media device using this
product before use. The format screen appears
when an external media device is connected to
this product. Make sure that important data has
not previously been saved on the external media
device before you format it using this product.
Operation is not assured with every device
satisfying requirements for operating.
For details on available external media devices,
go to the Sony support website in your
country/region.
1		
Connect the AC Adaptor and the
power cord (mains lead) to the
DC IN jack of this product and the
wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 14).
2		
If the external media device has
the AC power cable, connect it to
the wall outlet (wall socket).
3		
Connect the USB Adaptor Cable
(supplied) to the external media
device.
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4		
Connect the USB Adaptor
Cable to the  (USB) jack of this
product.
Make sure not to disconnect the USB
cable while [Preparing image database
file. Please wait.] is displayed on
the screen. If [Repair Img. DB F.] is
displayed on the screen of this product,
select .
5		
Connect the external media
device to this product and select
[Copy.] on the screen of this
product.
Movies and photos that are stored
on the memory card in this product,
and that have not yet been saved on
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.
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After operation is completed,
select on the screen of this
product.
When connecting an external media
device
The images saved in the external media
device are displayed on the screen. When
an external media device is connected, the
USB icon will appear on the index screen,
etc.
You can make menu settings of the external
media device such as deleting images.
Select (MENU)  [Edit/Copy] on
the index screen.
To disconnect the external media
device
	Select while this product is in
the playback standby mode (index is
displayed) of the external media device.
	Disconnect the USB Adaptor Cable.
Notes
The number of scenes you can save on an
external media device are as follows. However,
even if the external media device has free space,
you cannot save scenes exceeding the following
number.
Movies: Max. 3,999 (2D and 3D each)
Photos: Max. 40,000
The number of scenes may be smaller
depending on this product setting and the type
of images recorded.
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Saving desired movies and photos
You can save desired images in this product
to the external media device.
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Connect this product to the
external media device and select
[Play without copying.].
Index of the external medium is
displayed.
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Select (MENU)  [Edit/
Copy]  [Copy].

		
Follow the instructions that
appear on the viewfinder screen
to select the image selection
methods and type of the image.
You cannot copy images from an external
media device to the memory card in this
product.
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When you selected [Multiple
Images], select the image to be
saved and press Enter.
appears.
Press PHOTO while selecting the desired
thumbnail to confirm the image. Select
to return to the previous screen.
If you select [All In Event], select the event
to copy with / . You cannot
select multiple events.
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Select  
on the screen of this product.
Playing back images in the external
media device on this product

		
Connect this product to the
external media device and select
[Play without copying.].
Index of the external media device is
displayed.
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Select the image you want to
view and press Enter to play back
the image (p. 24).
You can also view images on a TV
connected to this product (p. 26).
You can play back the high definition
image quality movies on your computer
using [Player for AVCHD]. Start [Player
for AVCHD], and select the drive where
the external media device is connected
with [Settings].
To perform [Direct Copy] manually
You can perform [Direct Copy] manually
while this product is connected to an
external media device.
	Select (MENU) [Edit/Copy] 
[Direct Copy] on the Event Index screen
of the external media device.
	Select [Copy images that have not been
copied.].
	Select  .
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Notes
If this product does not recognize the external
media device, try the following operations.
Reconnect the USB Adaptor Cable to this
product.
If the external media device has the AC power
cord (mains lead), connect it to the wall outlet
(wall socket).
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Creating a high
definition image
quality disc with a DVD
writer, etc., other than
DVDirect Express
Use the USB cable to connect this
product to a disc creation device, which
is compatible with high definition image
quality movies, such as a Sony DVD writer.
Refer also to the instruction manuals
supplied with the device to be connected.
Notes
You cannot save 3D movies.
Sony DVD writer may not be available in some
countries/regions.
1		
Connect the AC Adaptor and the
power cord (mains lead) to the
DC IN jack of this product and the
wall outlet (wall socket) (p. 14).
2		
Turn on this product, and
connect a DVD writer, etc. to
this product with the USB cable
(supplied).
The [USB Select] screen appears on the
screen of this product.
If the [USB Select] screen does not appear,
select (MENU)  [Setup]  [
( Connection)]  [USB Connect].
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3		
Select [USB Connect] on the
screen of this product.
4		
Record movies on the connected
device.
For details, refer to the instruction
manuals supplied with the device to be
connected.
5		
After the operation is completed,
select  on the
screen of this product.
6		
Disconnect the USB cable.
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Creating a standard
definition image
quality disc with a
recorder, etc.
You can copy images played back on this
product on a disc or video cassette, by
connecting this product to a disc recorder, a
Sony DVD writer, etc., other than DVDirect
Express, with the A/V connecting cable.
Connect the device in either way of  or
. Refer also to the instruction manuals
supplied with the devices to be connected.
Notes
3D movies are converted to 2D with standard
definition image quality.
Connect this product to the wall outlet (wall
socket) using the supplied AC Adaptor for this
operation (p. 14).
Sony DVD writer may not be available in some
countries/regions.
High definition image quality movies will be
copied with standard definition image quality.
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	A/V connecting cable (supplied)
	A/V connecting cable with S VIDEO
(sold separately)
By using this cable, higher quality
images can be produced than with an
A/V connecting cable. Connect the white
and red plug (left/right audio) and the S
VIDEO plug (S VIDEO channel) of the
A/V connecting cable with an S VIDEO
cable. If you connect the S VIDEO plug
only, you will hear no sound. The yellow
plug (video) connection is not necessary.
1		
Insert the recording media in the
recording device.
If your recording device has an input
selector, set it to the input mode.
2		
Connect this product to the
recording device (a disc recorder,
etc.) with the A/V connecting
cable  (supplied) or an A/V
connecting cable with S VIDEO
 (sold separately).
Connect this product to the input jacks of
the recording device.
3		
Start playback on this product,
and record it on the recording
device.
Refer to the instruction manuals supplied
with your recording device for details.
4		
When dubbing is finished, stop
the recording device, and then
this product.
Notes
Since copying is performed via analog data
transfer, the image quality may deteriorate.
You cannot copy images to recorders connected
with an HDMI cable.
To copy date/time information camera data,
and coordinates (DEV-5/5K), select
(MENU)  [Setup]  [ ( Playback
Settings)]  [Data Code]  a desired setting
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When the screen size of display devices (TV,
etc.) is 4:3, select (MENU)  [Setup] 
[ ( Connection)]  [TV Type]  [4:3]
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A/V Remote Connector
Input
S VIDEO
VIDEO
(Yellow)
(White)
AUDIO
Signal flow
(Yellow)
(Red)

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