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Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V Camcorder Review
This setting allows the camcorder record in the xvYCC expanded color gamut. Your recorded footage will only look different if you view it on an xvYCC compatible television.
Allows you to focus clearly on close-up subjects when using a full optical zoom. The camcorder automatically sets the zoom to tele when Tele Macro is engaged and changing the zoom will turn off the Tele macro setting.
Splits the screen into nine equal sectors to assist with framing your video. The lines don't end up on your recorded video—they're just for framing.
Use this setting when a wide angle or tele conversion lens is attached to the camcorder. It helps optimize autofocus and image stabilization to work correctly with the attached conversion lenses.
The HDR-XR350V is equipped with a built-in stereo microphone, but the camcorder has no external mic input or headphone jack. There's also no manual audio level control available, but the camcorder does have two microphone level options (Normal or Low). It's actually becoming quite difficult to find mic and headphone jacks on mid-range camcorders these days, although Canon does include these ports on all its models.
You can attach external microphones to the XR350V by using the hot accessory shoe, but you need to remember that the shoe only works with Sony accessories (unless you purchase a third-party adapter).
Shipping with the HDR-XR350V is Sony's Picture Motion Browser version 5.0 software (PMB, for short). This is the same version of the same software that came with the HDR-CX550V and a number of other Sony camcorders that were released in 2010. For an overview of the software that ships with this and other camcorders, see our article: Video Editing Software For Your CamcorderSony-Included-Software.htm.
The HDR-XR350V's in-camera editing features include the ability to divide clips, create playlists, copy media from the internal hard drive to a memory card, and capture still photos from recorded video. There's also the Highlight and Scenario playback settings that will automatically combine your recorded clips into short videos.
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