Recording movies

In the default setting, movies and photos are recorded on the following media. Movies are recorded with high definition image quality (HD).
HDR-GW66E/ GW66V/ GW66VE: Memory card
HDR-GWP88/ GWP88E/ GWP88V/ GWP88VE: Internal memory
  1. Open the LCD screen.

  1. Press START/STOP to start recording.

: Built-in microphone
  • To stop recording, press START/STOP again.

  • You can record photos during movie recording by pressing PHOTO (Dual Capture).

To record clear images

When the lens is dirty or dusty, clean the surface of the lens.

To display items on the LCD screen

Items on the LCD screen disappear if you do not operate the camcorder for a few seconds after you turn the camcorder on or switch between the movie recording and photo shooting modes. Touch anywhere except the buttons on the LCD screen to display information on icons with functions convenient for recording.
  • If you close the LCD screen while recording movies, the camcorder stops recording.

  • Do not touch the built-in microphone while recording.

  • The maximum continuous recordable time of movies is about 13 hours.

  • When a movie file exceeds 2 GB, the next movie file is created automatically.

  • The flash does not work while the camera is in the (Movie) mode.

  • You may not be able to shoot photos depending on the setting in [REC Mode] and [Frame Rate].

  • The following states will be indicated if data is still being written onto the recording media after recording has finished. During this time, do not apply shock or vibration to the camcorder, or remove the battery or AC Adaptor.

  • Access lamp is lit or flashing

  • The media icon in the upper right of the LCD screen is flashing

  • The LCD screen of your camcorder can display recording images across the entire screen (full pixel display). However, this may cause slight trimming of the top, bottom, right, and left edges of images when played back on a TV which is not compatible with full pixel display. It is recommended you record images with [Grid Line] set to [On] and using the outer frame of [Grid Line] as a guide.

Related topics
To display items on the LCD screen all the time: [Display Setting]
Recordable time, remaining capacity: [Media Info]