ah... well... you did
by boya84 - 5/8/12 11:22 AM
In Reply to: Clarification answer by JohnLindy
not say it did not need to be portable.
You *should* be able to connect your current HDR-SR5's AV-out to the AV-in of the monitor, DVD recorder (or both with a splitter). No USB, no firewire, no computer... just a camera replacement. When you say "streaming" that is considered data - over USB or firewire - so the Sony folks are correct. Monitoring the analog, compasite video using the video-out connectivity from the SR5 is not "streaming", merely "monitoring".
BUT, here's the rub... camcorders are designed to save power, so when not in use (i.e., not recording), they have a tendency to go to sleep. In your case, if you plug the SR5 into its AC power adapter and the AC power adapter is plugged into the wall, you *might* be able to keep it from going to sleep (with some options menu selection change). The hard drive may spin down, but you do not care about that. And if I recall, you can tell the SR5 to record to a memory card - so do that, but get a big fat memory card that will hold several hours worth. You won't use the video it records, but that will prevent the camcorder from going to sleep.
And, if memory serves, the HDR-SR5 came with a wireless remote for power, zoom, focus, photo and various VCR playback type remote controls. I *think* you have what you need.
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