Sony GV-D800 Manual

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©2000 Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom.  Record
the serial number in the space provided below.  Refer to these
numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
3-064-176-11 (1)
Digital
Video Cassette
Recorder 
Model No. GV-D800
Serial No.
Model No. AC –
Serial No.
GV-D800

Summary of Contents of manual for Sony GV-D800

  • Page 1 3-064-176-11 (1) Digital Video Cassette Recorder Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain...
  • Page 2 WARNING For customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you To prevent fire or...
  • Page 3Table of contents Getting started Editing Using this manual ................................... 4 Dubbing a tape ...................................... 35 Checking supplied accessories .................
  • Page 4: Using this manual — Getting started — Using this manual As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on your VCR...
  • Page 5Using this manual Precautions on VCR care •The LCD screen is manufactured using high-precision technology. However, there may be some...
  • Page 6: Checking supplied accessories Checking supplied accessories Make sure that the following accessories are supplied with your VCR. 1 2 3 1 AC-L10A/L10B/L10C...
  • Page 7: (the mains)Step 1 Preparing the power supply Connecting to a wall outlet When you use your VCR for an extended period,...
  • Page 8: indicator Step 1 Preparing the power supply Using with a battery pack (not supplied) Install the battery pack to use...
  • Page 9: Full chargeStep 1 Preparing the power supply Charging the battery pack Use the battery pack after charging it for your VCR....
  • Page 10 Step 1 Preparing the power supply Charging time Battery pack Full charge (Normal charge) NP-F330 150 (90) NP-F530/F550 210...
  • Page 11: Write-protect tabStep 2 Inserting a cassette We recommend using Hi8 /Digital8 video cassettes. (1) Prepare the power supply (p. 7-10). (2)...
  • Page 12: Playback — Basic Operations — Playing back a tape (1) Prepare the power supply and insert a cassette to play...
  • Page 13: Playback pausePlaying back a tape Various playback modes To operate the video control buttons, set the POWER switch to ON. To...
  • Page 14 Playing back a tape Playing back a dual soundtrack tape When you play back a dual soundtrack tape, select...
  • Page 15: Wide modePlaying back a tape Using a Remote Commander You can operate your VCR using the Remote Commander supplied with a...
  • Page 16: (viewing on TV) Viewing the recording on TV Connect your VCR to your TV or to the other VCR with the A/V...
  • Page 17: SUPER LASER LINKViewing the recording on TV Using the AV cordless IR receiver Once you connect the AV cordless IR receiver (not...
  • Page 18: the other VCR or TV Recording from the other VCR or TV Using the A/V connecting cable You can record a tape from the...
  • Page 19Recording from the other VCR or TV Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) Simply connect the i.LINK cable (DV...
  • Page 20: PB ZOOM — Advanced Operations — Enlarging playback images – PB ZOOM You can enlarge moving and still images played back...
  • Page 21: PICTURE EFFECTWatching a tape with special effects – Picture effect You can digitally process playback images to obtain special effects like...
  • Page 22 Watching a tape with special effects – Picture effect Notes •The picture effect function works only for tapes recorded...
  • Page 23: DIGITAL EFFECTWatching a tape with special performances – Digital effect You can add special effects on playback images using the various...
  • Page 24 Watching a tape with special performances – Digital effect (1) Press DIGITAL EFFECT during playback. The digital effect indicator...
  • Page 25Watching a tape with special performances – Digital effect Notes •The digital effect function works only for tapes recorded in...
  • Page 26: Tape counter Quickly locating a scene – Zero set memory Your VCR goes forward or backward to stop automatically at a...
  • Page 27: Date searchSearching with recording date – Date search You can automatically search for the point where the recording date changes and...
  • Page 28: Photo search Searching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan You can search for the still image recorded on a tape...
  • Page 29: Photo scanSearching for a photo – Photo search/Photo scan Scanning photo (1) Press SEARCH MODE on the Remote Commander repeatedly, until...
  • Page 30: – Data code function Displaying recording data and screen indicators – Data code function When you play back tapes recorded by your VCR,...
  • Page 31: Superimposing a titleSuperimposing a title You can select one of eight preset titles and two custom titles (p. 33). You can also...
  • Page 32 Superimposing a title To superimpose the title while you are recording Press TITLE while you are recording, and carry...
  • Page 33: Making your own titlesMaking your own titles You can make up to two titles and store them in your VCR. Each title can...
  • Page 34 Making your own titles To change a title you have stored In step 3, select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2, depending...
  • Page 35: Dubbing a tape— Editing — Dubbing a tape Using the A/V connecting cable Connect your VCR to the other (recording) VCR using...
  • Page 36 Dubbing a tape Using the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) Simply connect the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable) (not...
  • Page 37: Digital program editingDubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing You can duplicate selected scenes (programs) for editing onto a tape without...
  • Page 38 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing Step 2: Setting the other (recording) VCR for operation - Using...
  • Page 39Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing About the IR SETUP code The IR SETUP code is stored in...
  • Page 40 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing Setting the modes to cancel the recording pause on the other...
  • Page 41Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing Confirming the other (recording) VCR operation (1) Insert a recordable tape into...
  • Page 42 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing Step 2: Setting the other (recording) VCR for operation - Using...
  • Page 43Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing Step 3: Adjusting the synchronicity of the other (recording) VCR You can...
  • Page 44 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing 6 OTHERS OTHERS ED I T SET ED I T SET...
  • Page 45Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing Operation 1: Making the program (1) Insert the tape for playback into...
  • Page 46 Dubbing only desired scenes – Digital program editing Erasing all programs (1) Select VIDEO EDIT in in the menu...
  • Page 47: computerUsing with an analog video unit and a personal computer – Signal convert function You can convert analog video signals...
  • Page 48: – Insert Editing Inserting a scene from the other (playback) VCR – Insert Editing You can insert a new scene and sound...
  • Page 49Inserting a scene from the other (playback) VCR – Insert Editing (1) Set the POWER switch to ON. (2) On...
  • Page 50: Menu settings — Customizing Your VCR — Changing the menu settings To change the mode settings in the menu settings, select...
  • Page 51Changing the menu settings Menu items are displayed as the following icons: VCR SET LCD SET TAPE SET SETUP MENU...
  • Page 52: PB MODE Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode Meaning AUDIO MIX —–– To adjust the balance between the stereo 1 and...
  • Page 53: REC MODEChanging the menu settings Icon/item Mode Meaning REC MODE z SP To record in the SP (Standard Play) mode LP...
  • Page 54: DEMO MODE Changing the menu settings Icon/item Mode Meaning CLOCK SET —–– To reset the date or time (p. 55) AUTO...
  • Page 55: Clock setResetting the date and time The default clock setting is set to East Coast Standard Time. If you do not...
  • Page 56 Resetting the date and time The year changes as follows: 1995 · · · · 2001 T · ·...
  • Page 57: Digital 8 system— Additional Information — Digital8 system, recording, and playback What is the “Digital8 system”? This video system has been developed...
  • Page 58: Main sound Digital8 system, recording, and playback When you play back a dual sound track tape When you use tapes recorded...
  • Page 59: About i.LINKAbout i.LINK The DV jack on this unit is an i.LINK-compliant DV IN/OUT jack. This section describes the i.LINK standard...
  • Page 60 About i.LINK i.LINK Functions on this unit For details on how to dub when this unit is connected to...
  • Page 61: TroubleshootingTroubleshooting If you run into any problem using your VCR, use the following table to troubleshoot the problem. If the...
  • Page 62 Troubleshooting Symptom Cause and/or Corrective Actions No function works even though • Disconnect the power cord of the AC...
  • Page 63: Self-diagnosis displaySelf-diagnosis display Your VCR has a self-diagnosis display function. LCD screen This function displays the current condition of your VCR...
  • Page 64: Warning indicators Warning indicators and messages If the CAUTION lamp and the indicators on the LCD screen flash, check the following:...
  • Page 65Warning indicators and messages 6 Moisture condensation has occurred (p. 67). 7 The video heads may be contaminated (p. 68)....
  • Page 66: PAL system Using your VCR abroad Using your VCR abroad You can use your VCR in any country or area supplied...
  • Page 67: Moisture condensationMaintenance information and precautions Moisture condensation If your VCR is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place,...
  • Page 68: Video heads Maintenance information and precautions Maintenance information Cleaning the LCD screen If fingerprints or dust make the LCD screen dirty,...
  • Page 69Maintenance information and precautions Charging the vanadium-lithium battery in your VCR Your VCR comes with a vanadium-lithium battery installed so...
  • Page 70 Maintenance information and precautions Connection to your personal computer •When recording with the i.LINK cable the image processed or...
  • Page 71: SpecificationsSpecifications Audio output VCR AC power adaptor Phono jack (2) 327 mV, output impedance less than 1 kiloohm Power requirements...
  • Page 72: Remote sensor — Quick Reference — Identifying the parts and controls VCR 1 8 2 9 q; 3 qa 4 qs...
  • Page 73Identifying the parts and controls qh wf qj wg qk DATA COPE DISPLAY DIGITAL EFFECT TITLE PB ZOOM wh es...
  • Page 74 Identifying the parts and controls ek el rd r; rf ra rg rs rh ek PUSH OPEN button (p....
  • Page 75: Remaining tape indicatorIdentifying the parts and controls Operation indicators LCD screen 123min SP 0:00:00:00 STILL ZERO SET NEG.ART MEMORY DATE 01 SEARCH...
  • Page 76Index A I, J, K S AC power adaptor ............ 6, 7, 9 i.LINK ..................... 19, 36, 47, 59 SEL/PUSH...