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Shooting Grip With Mini
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HDR- CX7, CX6, HC9, HC7, HC5, HC3, SR8, SR7, SR5, SR1,
UX7, UX5, UX3, UX1
DCR- DVD908, DVD905, DVD808, DVD805, DVD803,
DVD755, DVD708, DVD705, DVD703, DVD653,
DVD608, DVD605, DVD602, DVD508, DVD506,
DVD505, DVD408, DVD406, DVD405, DVD404,
DVD403, DVD308, DVD306, DVD305, DVD304,
DVD205, DVD203, DVD202, DVD109, DVD108,
DVD106, DVD105, DVD103, DVD92, HC96, HC94,
HC90, HC48, HC47, HC46, HC45, HC44, HC43,
HC42, HC41, HC40, HC39, HC38, HC37, HC36,
HC35, HC33, HC32, HC30, HC26, HC24, HC23,
HC22, HC21, HC20, HC19, HC17, PC1000, PC55,
PC53, SR300, SR290, SR200, SR190, SR100, SR90,
SR82, SR80, SR72, SR70, SR62, SR60, SR52, SR50,
SR42, SR40, SR33, SR32, SR30
45 132 68 mm ( / / )
127 96 114 mm ( / / )
Thank you for purchasing this Sony Shooting Grip with Mini Tripod.
Before operating this unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
For the Customers in Europe
<Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan
Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative
for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger
Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee
matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates
that this product shall not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help
to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
Notes on use
When adjusting the grip angle, do not put your finger on the
control panel to keep the video camera stable. Firmly hold the video
camera with your other hand so that it does not drop.
When adjusting the grip angle, press the angle adjusting button
fully and check that it is fully returned before use. If it is not fully
returned, finely adjust the grip angle back and forth.
When using this unit as a tripod:
Spread the legs fully and set it on a flat surface.
Check the video camera is secure and the tripod is balanced
before removing your hands.
Check that the tripod is balanced after attaching a conversion
lens or other accessories. You may not be able to use the tripod
with some accessories.
Do not use the tripod in a place where it may fall over due to
strong wind, vibration etc.
Be careful not to drop the tripod or spill liquid on it.
Do not leave this unit in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a very
Detach the tripod from the video camera and store it in the
supplied pouch after use.
Gather any excess length of cord with the cable clamper.
Always insert and remove the A/V remote connector in a straight
direction while holding the plug. Forcibly inserting or removing
it may damage the A/V remote connector of this unit or the video
Clean this unit with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
After using this unit in a place subject to sea breezes, wipe it well
with a dry cloth.
The GP-AVT1 is a grip with remote control function for video
cameras. You can also spread the legs of this unit and use it as a tripod.
You can use the built-in remote commander to operate video
cameras equipped with a Sony A/V remote connector.
The easy-to-hold grip enables recording in a natural posture. The
remote commander can be operated by the right or left hand.
You can record from various angles: high or low angle, or even
mirror image angle.
Using this unit as a tripod enables steady recording.
The remote control functions include basic recording functions
(movie/still recording, zoom).
Identifying the parts
1 Camera mounting screw
3 Camera seat
4 Camera mounting knob
5 Angle adjusting button
6 A/V remote connector
7 START/STOP button
8 PHOTO button
9 Zoom button
13 Strap hole
Mounting the Video Camera
Install the battery pack and a “Memory Stick” media, disk or cassette
in the video camera before mounting to this unit.
Be careful not to drop the video camera or this unit.
1 Holding this unit and the video camera firmly,
align the pin and camera mounting screw with
the positioning holes on the bottom of the video
The pin is retractable. Retract it or pull it out depending on
whether your video camera has a positioning hole.
If your video camera has a positioning hole for the pin, keep the
pin extended from the camera seat and attach the video camera.
If the pin is retracted, pull it from the camera seat using a sharp-
pointed object before attaching the video camera.
If your video camera has no positioning hole for the pin, retract
the pin into the camera seat before attaching the video camera.
2 Lightly tighten the camera mounting screw by
turning the camera mounting knob and adjust the
balance by sliding the camera seat forwards or
old the video camera in a stable position and
secure the camera seat by fully tightening the knob.
nsert the A/V remote connector into the A/V remote
connector of the video camera.
Gather any excess length of cord with the cable clamper. (-4)
Using as a tripod
1 Check that the legs are spread fully.
heck the forward/backward balance of the tripod.
The tripod may become unstable due to the angle of the camera
seat or if your video camera becomes imbalanced by accessories,
battery etc. Do not use in such a case.
When using as a tripod, place it on a flat surface.
Using as a shooting grip
1 Attach the hand strap into the strap hole. (-1)
f the R-leg and L-leg are spread, fold them away.
ut your hand through the strap and hold the grip.
When you hold the grip, hold the video camera with your other
Putting your fingers on the grip as shown in illustration -3
enables steady recording.
Adjusting the grip angle
You can change the grip angle in increments of approximately ten-
degrees by pressing the angle adjusting button .
1 Adjust the grip to the desired angle while fully
pressing the angle adjusting button .
When pressing the angle adjusting button, hold the video camera
with your other hand. If you do not keep the video camera steady,
it may tilt to one side.
2 Lock the grip at the angle at which the angle
adjusting button is returned.
Adjusting the center of gravity slightly further forward makes it
easier to operate the remote commander.
Check that the angle adjusting button is fully returned. The grip
only locks when the angle adjusting button is fully returned. If
necessary, adjust the position of the grip slightly while holding the
video camera until the angle adjusting button is fully returned.
Depending on your video camera, adjusting the grip angle may
make the tripod unstable. If this happens, readjust the grip angle.
You may be unable to operate the remote commander at certain
grip angles. In this happens, readjust the grip angle.
Using the Remote Commander
For full details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the
Turn on the power of the video camera
1 Turn on the power of the video camera and set it to
et the video camera to movie or still image mode.
If you leave the video camera in standby mode for a certain time, it
turns off automatically. To resume standby mode, turn the power back
How to record a moving image
Press the START/STOP button.
To stop recording, press the START/STOP button again.
How to record a still image
Lightly press and hold the PHOTO button to check the image and
then fully press the button to record it.
How to zoom
Press the Zoom button.
T side (telephoto): Subject appears closer.
W side (wide angle): Subject appears farther away.
Pressing the Zoom button longer makes zooming faster.
You can also zoom in or out by moving the raised central portion of
the zoom button back and forth.
You can also operate the remote commander when using any of the
following video cameras that are not equipped with an A/V remote
R- CX7, CX6, HC9, HC7, HC5, HC3, SR8, SR7, SR5, SR1, UX7,
UX5, UX3, UX1
CR- DVD908, DVD905, DVD808, DVD805, DVD803, DVD755,
DVD708, DVD705, DVD703, DVD653, DVD608, DVD605,
DVD602, DVD508, DVD506, DVD505, DVD408, DVD406,
DVD405, DVD404, DVD403, DVD308, DVD306, DVD305,
DVD304, DVD205, DVD203, DVD202, DVD109, DVD108,
DVD106, DVD105, DVD103, DVD92, HC96, HC94, HC90,
HC48, HC47, HC46, HC45, HC44, HC43, HC42, HC41,
HC40, HC39, HC38, HC37, HC36, HC35, HC33, HC32,
HC30, HC26, HC24, HC23, HC22, HC21, HC20, HC19,
HC17, PC1000, PC55, PC53, SR300, SR290, SR200, SR190,
SR100, SR90, SR82, SR80, SR72, SR70, SR62, SR60, SR52,
SR50, SR42, SR40, SR33, SR32, SR30
Not all video cameras are available in all countries or regions.
Press the POWER button to turn off the video camera.
For full details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the
Removing the video camera
1 Loosen the camera mounting knob and remove the
video camera from the camera seat.
old the legs away.
Carrying this unit
Carry this unit in its carrying pouch.
Do not carry this unit with a video camera attached to it.
Maximum load 1 kg (35.3 oz)
(Including battery and other
START/STOP button, PHOTO button,
Zoom button (W/T)
Approx. 45 × 132 × 68 mm (w/h/d)
(1 3/4 × 5 1/4 × 2 5/8 in.)
Approx. 127 × 96 × 114 mm (w/h/d)
(5 × 3 7/8 × 4 1/2 in.)
Cord length Approx. 250 mm (9 7/8 in.)
Operating temperature range 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Mass Approx. 114 g (4.1 oz)
Included items Shooting grip, Hand strap,
Cable clamper, Carrying pouch,
Set of printed documentation
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.