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Sony DCR PC7 NTSC used for Skype, how do i keep it "on"

The recording turns off every ~10 mins. How do I keep it "on"? And, I can't find my manual ... where can I find one.

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  • ddirickson Dec 25, 2008

    I'm using the camera for Skype ... so technically, it's not recording. It's hooked with firewire to my computer.

  • ddirickson Dec 25, 2008

    Thank you. Got the manual.

    I've been using the AC adapter and took the tape out.So, it looks like I'll be pressing the record button each 10 minutes ... I guess unless I install some other software that will "record" since I'm using WebCamDVcapture. Ideas how to avoid the standby?

  • ddirickson Dec 27, 2008

    I figured it out: use the "photo" mode instead of the "camera"/video recording mode. And yes, AC adapter, remove tape. And, I'm not sure if it matters but I also removed the battery.



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Download user manual of DCR-PC7, click Sony Support.
You will find instruction how to keep continue recording in it.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Dec 25, 2008

    Use ac adapter for longer power ON.
    If tape is in camera, camcorder will go to standby mode if tape is not recording or it is in pause mode.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Dec 27, 2008

    thats great,



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