Sony CCD-TRV65 NightShot Question

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by EdwardATeller, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. I'm using my old Sony CCD-TRV65 to keep an eye on our baby while he
    sleeps. Works fine, but the only problem is that when I use
    NightShot, the camera puts the word "Nightshot" on the screen, along
    with a little eye symbol.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to remove these labels on the video
    feed coming out of the camera. I haven't tried recording yet, so I
    don't don't if they would be on the tape. I read the manual, and
    there isn't anything about this.

    Thanks.
     
    EdwardATeller, Dec 25, 2008
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  2. EdwardATeller

    webpa Guest

    Please don't imagine I'm disparaging you. But, you really must read
    the manual at some point. All of it.
     
    webpa, Dec 27, 2008
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  3. No offense taken. I read the manual but must have missed it. I'll
    read it again.
     
    EdwardATeller, Dec 27, 2008
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  4. EdwardATeller

    webpa Guest

    Be sure to look in the section(s) concerning "menu" or "menu display"
    or "display"... switch from "TV out / LCD" to "LCD"; These terms are
    from the TRV-530 (Digital8) manual and may be different in yours.
    The manual section on "night shot" probably does not discuss the issue.
     
    webpa, Dec 28, 2008
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  5. Thanks. I read the manual again, and I didn't find anything about the
    issue.

    The version Sony has online is obviously scanned from a used copy
    because it has written notes on it:

    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/CCDTRV65.pdf

    Maybe it's not the version that shipped with my unit.

    Funny thing, though, is that the annoying display is gone from the TV-
    out
    picture after playing with it a bit. Since it was still on the LCD
    display,
    I didn't notice it was gone right away.
     
    EdwardATeller, Dec 28, 2008
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  6. Thanks. I finally figured it out.

    If the camcorder is in DEMO MODE, then the NightShot indicator
    is always passed to Video Out. The NightShot indicator is
    always on the LCD screen, even when DEMO MODE is off.
    As I played with the controls, I looked at the LCD screen instead
    of my downstairs TV monitor, so I didn't notice when it was fixed.

    For some reason, possibly weak battery, my camcorder was setting
    DEMO MODE to ON when disconnected from power. The caused the
    problem to keep coming back as I moved it. When I finally had the
    camcorder always plugged in, turning off DEMO MODE finally
    resolved the issue.
     
    EdwardATeller, Jan 2, 2009
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