4-425-717-14(1)
Solid-State Memory
Camcorder
PMW-200
PMW-100
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly
and retain it for future reference.
© 2012 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
WARNING
When installing the unit, incorporate a readily
accessible disconnect device in the fixed
wiring, or connect the power plug to an easily
accessible socket-outlet near the unit. If a fault
should occur during operation of the unit,
operate the disconnect device to switch the
power supply off, or disconnect the power plug.
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding-type plug has
two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wide blade or the third prong are provided
for your safety. If the provided plug does not
fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
• Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as book case or built-in cabinet.
IMPORTANT
The nameplate is located on the bottom.
WARNING
Excessive sound pressure from earphones
and headphones can cause hearing loss.
In order to use this product safely, avoid
prolonged listening at excessive sound
pressure levels.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated
in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
All interface cables used to connect
peripherals must be shielded in order to
comply with the limits for a digital device
pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
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.
For the customers in Canada
This Class A digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
For the customers in Europe
This product with the CE marking complies
with the EMC Directive issued by the
Commission of the European Community.
Compliance with this directive implies
conformity to the following European standards:
• EN55103-1 : Electromagnetic
Interference(Emission)
• EN55103-2 : Electromagnetic
Susceptibility(Immunity)
This product is intended for use in the
following Electromagnetic Environments: E1
(residential), E2 (commercial and light
industrial), E3 (urban outdoors), E4
(controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio).
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 guarantee documents.
ATTENTION
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this camera.
For the State of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material - special handling may
apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Perchlorate Material : Lithium battery
contains perchlorate.
For the customers in the USA and Canada
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by
returning your used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location nearest
you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800822-8837, or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
For the customers in Taiwan only
For the Customers in Brazil only
DESCARTE DE PILHAS E BATERIAS
Bateria de Ion-Lítium
Atenção:
Se a bateria não for manuseada
corretamente, ela poderá explodir, causar
incêndio ou até mesmo queimaduras
químicas. Observe as seguintes precauções.
- Não desmonte, esmague ou exponha a
bateria a qualquer choque ou impacto,
como martelar, deixar cair ou pisar.
- Não provoque curto-circuito, nem deixe
que objetos metálicos entrem em
contato com os terminais da bateria.
- Não exponha a bateria a temperaturas elevadas,
acima de 60 °C, como sob a luz solar direta ou
no interior de um carro estacionado ao sol.
- Não incinere nem jogue no fogo.
- Não manuseie baterias de íon-lítio
danificadas ou com vazamentos
- Mantenha a bateria fora do alcance de
crianças pequenas.
- Mantenha a bateria seca
- Substitua apenas por uma bateria do mesmo
tipo ou equivalente recomendada pela Sony.
Bateria Primária
Atenção:
Verifique as instruções de uso do aparelho
certificando-se de que as polaridades (+) e (-)
estão no sentido indicado. As pilhas poderão vazar
ou explodir se as polaridades forem invertidas,
expostas ao fogo, desmontadas ou recarregadas.
Evite misturar com pilhas de outro tipo ou com
pilhas usadas, transportá-las ou armazená-las
soltas, pois aumenta o risco de vazamento.
Retire as pilhas caso o aparelho não esteja
sendo utilizado, para evitar possíveis danos
na eventualidade de ocorrer vazamento.
As pilhas devem ser armazenadas em local
seco e ventilado.
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No caso de vazamento da pilha, evite o
contato com a mesma. Lave qualquer parte
do corpo afetado com água abundante.
Ocorrendo irritação, procure auxílio médico.
Não remova o invólucro da pilha.
Mantenha fora do alcance das crianças. Em caso
de ingestão procure auxílio médico imediatamente.
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Table of Contents
Overview
Features .................................................................................... 10
Part Identification ................................................................... 12
Camcorder .................................................................... 12
IR Remote Commander (Supplied) .............................. 18
On-Screen Indications ............................................................ 19
Direct Menu Operation ................................................ 20
Preparations
Power Supply ........................................................................... 21
Using a Battery Pack .................................................... 21
Using AC Power (DC IN Power) ................................. 22
Turning the Power On/Off ........................................... 22
Setting the Clock ..................................................................... 22
Adjusting the LCD Monitor and Viewfinder ....................... 23
Adjusting the LCD Monitor ......................................... 23
Adjusting the Viewfinder ............................................. 23
Using the IR Remote Commander ........................................ 24
Using SxS Memory Cards ...................................................... 25
About SxS Memory Cards ........................................... 25
Inserting/Removing an SxS Memory Card .................. 25
Switching Between SxS Memory Cards ...................... 26
Formatting an SxS Memory Card ................................ 26
Checking the Remaining Time Available for
Recording ............................................................... 26
Restoring an SxS Memory Card .................................. 26
Using an External Hard Disk ................................................. 27
Attaching/Removing the PHU-220R ........................... 27
Formatting the PHU-220R ........................................... 28
Checking the Remaining Time Available for
Recording ............................................................... 28
Restoring the PHU-220R ............................................. 28
Using Other Media .................................................................. 29
XQD Memory Cards .................................................... 29
“Memory Stick” media/SDHC Cards .......................... 30
USB Flash Drives (PMW-200 only) ............................ 30
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Using a Wi-Fi Adapter (PMW-200 only) ............................. 32
Fixing the CBK-WA01 ................................................ 32
Making a Wi-Fi Connection ......................................... 33
Using the Web Menu ................................................... 34
Using the Wi-Fi Remote Commander .......................... 35
Recording
Basic Operation Procedure .................................................... 37
Changing Basic Settings ......................................................... 39
Video Formats .............................................................. 39
ND Filter (PMW-200 only) .......................................... 39
White Balance .............................................................. 40
Markers/Zebra Patterns ................................................ 41
Gain .............................................................................. 41
Electronic Shutter ......................................................... 41
Iris (PMW-200) / Exposure (PMW-100) ..................... 42
Zoom ............................................................................ 43
Focus ............................................................................ 43
Steady Shot ................................................................... 44
NightShot (PMW-100 only) ......................................... 45
Flickers ......................................................................... 45
Time Data ..................................................................... 45
Recording Audio Signals ........................................................ 46
Using the Built-in Stereo Microphones ........................ 46
Using External Inputs ................................................... 46
Using an External Microphone .................................... 46
Adjusting the Audio Recording Levels ........................ 46
Monitoring the Audio ................................................... 47
Useful Functions ...................................................................... 47
Color Bars/Reference Tone .......................................... 47
Shot Marks ................................................................... 47
OK/NG/KP Flags (for UDF Only) ............................... 48
OK Mark (for FAT HD Mode Only) ........................... 48
Rec Review .................................................................. 48
Assignable Buttons ....................................................... 49
Interval Recording ........................................................ 49
Frame Recording .......................................................... 49
Clip Continuous Recording (UDF Only) ..................... 50
Picture Cache Recording: Retroactively Record .......... 51
Slow & Quick Motion .................................................. 51
Freeze Mix: Image Alignment ..................................... 52
Automatic adjustment of flange focal length
(PMW-200 only) .................................................... 53
Picture Profiles ............................................................. 53
Deleting Clips ............................................................... 61
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Storing/Retrieving the Setting Data ............................. 61
Planning Metadata ........................................................ 62
Playback
Thumbnail Screens ................................................................. 65
Configuration of the Thumbnail Screen ....................... 65
Changing the Type of Thumbnail Screen .................... 66
Playing Clips ............................................................................ 67
Playing the Selected and Subsequent Clips in
Sequence ................................................................ 67
Monitoring Audio ......................................................... 68
Cueing Up .................................................................... 68
Adding Shot Marks During Playback
(UDF and FAT HD Mode) .................................... 68
Clip Operations ....................................................................... 68
Clip Operation Menus .................................................. 68
Basic Operations of the Clip Operation Menus ........... 69
Displaying the Detailed Information of a Clip ............. 70
Adding/Deleting a Flag (UDF Only) ........................... 71
Adding/Deleting the OK Mark
(FAT HD Mode Only) ........................................... 71
Copying Clips ............................................................... 71
Deleting Clips ............................................................... 72
Displaying the EXPAND CLIP Screen ........................ 72
Displaying the SHOT MARK Screen
(UDF and FAT HD Mode) .................................... 73
Adding/Deleting Shot Marks
(UDF and FAT HD Mode) .................................... 74
Changing the Index Frame
(UDF and FAT HD Mode) .................................... 74
Dividing a Clip (FAT HD Mode Only) ........................ 75
Status Displays
Showing the Status Screens .................................................... 76
Camera Status Screen ................................................... 76
Audio Status Screen ..................................................... 77
Video Status Screen ..................................................... 77
Button/Remote Status Screen ....................................... 77
Battery/Media Status Screen ........................................ 78
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Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Overview of the Setup Menus ................................................ 79
Setup Menu Layers ...................................................... 79
Basic Menu Operations .......................................................... 80
Setup Menu List ...................................................................... 82
CAMERA SET Menu .................................................. 82
AUDIO SET Menu ...................................................... 88
VIDEO SET Menu ....................................................... 90
LCD/VF SET Menu ..................................................... 91
TC/UB SET Menu ........................................................ 94
OTHERS Menu ............................................................ 96
Connecting External Devices
Connecting External Monitors and Recording Devices .... 105
Operating Clips With a Computer ...................................... 106
Connecting via i.LINK (FAT only) ..................................... 108
Recording the Camcorder Picture on an External
Device .................................................................. 108
Nonlinear Editing ....................................................... 109
Recording External Input Signals .............................. 109
External Synchronization ..................................................... 110
Appendices
Important Notes on Operation ............................................ 112
Formats and Limitations of Outputs .................................. 114
Video Formats and Output Signals ............................ 114
Limitations of Inputs/Outputs .................................... 120
Backup Battery Replacement .............................................. 122
Troubleshooting .................................................................... 123
Power .......................................................................... 123
Recording/Playback ................................................... 123
External Devices ........................................................ 124
Error/Warning Indications .................................................. 125
Error Indications ......................................................... 125
Warning Indications ................................................... 125
Licenses .................................................................................. 128
MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License ................... 128
Bitmap Fonts .............................................................. 128
On accessing software to which the GPL applies ...... 128
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About OpenSSL .................................................................... 129
Specifications ......................................................................... 132
General ....................................................................... 132
Lens ............................................................................ 134
Camera Block ............................................................. 134
Inputs/Outputs ............................................................ 135
Displays ...................................................................... 136
Internal Microphone ................................................... 136
Media Slot Block ........................................................ 136
Package Configuration ............................................... 136
Optional Accessories .................................................. 136
Index ....................................................................................... 138
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Overview
Overview
Features
The PMW-200/100 is a highly compact and highperformance XDCAM1) camcorder that uses
SxS1) memory cards as recording media. The
imaging device used in the PMW-200 camcorder
is a 1/2-inch type triple-chip “Exmor”1) CMOS
sensor, and the PMW-100 camcorder uses a
1/2.9-inch type single-chip “Exmor”1) CMOS
sensor. Both have an effective pixel count of 1920
× 1080. Either the UDF or FAT file system can be
used with recording media.
Multiple-format support
Both Interlace at 1080/59.94i (or 1080/50i) and
Progressive at 1080/29.97P, 1080/23.98P, 720/
59.94P, 720/29.97P, and 720/23.98P (or 1080/
25P, 720/50P, and 720/25P) are supported,
providing various HD recording formats for
worldwide coverage.
NTSC/PAL SD formats are also possible,
including SD signal recording and playback in
DVCAM format, as well as down-conversion
output of HD signals into SD signals.
PCM format. Recording of 4-channel audio in 16bit, 48 kHz linear PCM format for FAT HD Mode
is possible.
Support for a file-based workflow
File-based recording in MXF and MP4 formats
allows material to be handled with great
flexibility in computer work environments,
enabling easy copying, transferring, sharing, and
archiving.
Instant-access thumbnail display with “Expand”
function
Each time a recording is started and stopped, the
video and audio signals are recorded as one clip.
Furthermore, thumbnails are automatically
generated for each clip as a visual reference,
allowing the operator to cue-up to a desired scene
simply by guiding the cursor to a thumbnail. For
further convenience, the ‘Expand’ function
allows one selected clip in the Thumbnail display
to be divided into 12 equal time intervals, each
with its own thumbnail identifier. This is useful if
you wish to quickly search for a particular scene
within a lengthy clip.
A new generation HD recording system
HD recording using the “MPEG-2 Long GOP”
codec and SD recording in DVCAM format
The PMW-200/100 records 1920 × 1080, 1440 ×
1080, and 1280 × 720 HD images using “MPEG2 Long GOP” codec compression. When
recording with UDF, settings of 50 Mbps (in
HD422 mode) or 35 Mbps (in HQ mode) are
supported. With FAT, settings of 35 Mbps (in HQ
mode) or 25 Mbps (in SP mode) are supported.
When using UDF with a 64 GB SxS memory
card, efficient compression methods allow for
recording approximately 120 minutes of HD
images at 50 Mbps (in HD422 mode), and
approximately 180 minutes of HD images at 35
Mbps (in HQ mode). Furthermore, the PMW200/100 supports recording and playback in
DVCAM 25 Mbps format, as well as playback in
MPEG IMX 50 Mbps format.
High-quality uncompressed audio recording
When in UDF HD422 mode, this camcorder can
record 4-channel audio in 24-bit, 48 kHz linear
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Features
Creative recording modes and settings
Versatile focus-assistance functions
The lens has a versatile functions for easy and
precise focus adjustments.
• One-push Auto Focus
• MF Assist
• Expanded Focus
• Peaking
Slow & Quick Motion function
By using different settings for the recording
framerate and playback framerate, you can
perform high-quality slow-motion and quickmotion recording.
Slow Shutter function
This camcorder enables the capturing of clear,
low-noise images in low-light environments, with
long exposure of up to 64 frames.
Selectable gamma curves
Gamma curves can be selected based on the
scenes being recorded.
Frame Recording function
Frame Recording is a unique feature of the PMW200/100 camcorder that is especially useful for
clay-animation shooting. With this function,
images for pre-determined frame are recorded
each time the record button is pressed.
1) Sony, XDCAM, SxS, i.LINK, Exmor, and Remote
Commander are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
2) HDMI, HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other
countries.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.
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Interval Recording function
You can perform intermittent recording at predetermined intervals. This is convenient for
shortening the time it takes to track variations
over long periods, such as changes in the weather
or plant growth.
Shutter-angle settings
In addition to the electric shutter speed controls,
the PMW-200/100 also has a “shutter angle”
control, which is familiar to cinematographers.
Picture Profile feature
The Picture Profile feature allows the camera
operator to easily call up customized picturetonal settings to suit particular shooting
conditions.
Up to 6 groups of settings can be set.
Picture Cache Recording function
The unit can utilize its internal memory to store
the image being captured, allowing recording to
commence up to 15 seconds in advance of when
the REC START (recording start) button was
pressed.
A variety of functions and designs for
high operability
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Depth-of-field indicator
Brightness-level display
Histogram indicator
3.5-inch color LCD monitor
Easy-to-see color viewfinder
Assignable buttons (Five assignable buttons for
PMW-200, four for PMW-100)
Zoom and recording start/stop operations
enabled both on the handle and the grip
Long operating time with a battery pack
Wide array of interfaces, including USB,
i.LINK1), and HDMI2)
ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance)
Selectable gain
High-speed picture search: ×4, ×15, ×24
Freeze Mix function
IR Remote Commander1) supplied
Planning metadata function
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Overview
Part Identification
For functions and usage, see the pages in parentheses.
Camcorder
PMW-200
Operation panel on the
handle (page 15)
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Rear connector
panel (page 17)
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Lens control block
(page 15)
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Side operation panel Card slot block (page 16)
(page 16)
PMW-100
Operation panel on the
handle (page 15)
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Rear connector
panel (page 17)
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Part Identification
Side operation panel
(page 16)
Card slot block (page 16)
1. Lens hood
Attach
Insert the hood by aligning it with the mark on
the camcorder and hood, and turn the hood
clockwise while facing the front of the
camcorder (in the opposite direction of the
arrow at 2 in the illustration below), then
tighten the hood fixing screw 1.
Detach
1 Loosen the hood fixing screw, 2 turn the
hood in the direction of the arrow, 3 then
withdraw it.
(page 23)
7. DC IN connector (page 22)
8. Battery pack receptacle (page 21)
9. EXPOSURE dial/button (PMW-100)
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PMW-200
4. Power switch (page 22)
5. BATT RELEASE button (page 21)
6. Eyepiece focusing knob (PMW-100 only)
(page 42) /WHITE BAL (automatic white
balance adjustment) button (PMW-200)
(page 40)
10. FOCUS/ZOOM switch (PMW-100 only)
(page 43)
11. Lens operation ring (PMW-100 only)
(page 44)
12. Lens cap open/close lever (PMW-200 only)
(page 37)
Hood fixing screw
PMW-100
Attach
Insert the hood by aligning it with the mark
on the camcorder, then turn the hood
clockwise while facing the front of the
camcorder (opposite the direction at 2 in the
illustration below) to secure it.
Detach
1 Press and hold the hood release button, 2
turn the hood in the direction of the arrow, 3
then pull it out.
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When attaching the optional wideconversion lens, use the lens hood supplied
with the wide-conversion lens.
2. Headphone connector (stereo mini jack)
(page 47)
3. Rear IR remote control receptor
Part Identification
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Overview
PMW-200
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Controls on the grip
(page 17)
1. Viewfinder (page 23)
How to attach the EVF large eyecup
PMW-200
Stretch the EVF large eyecup for attaching to
the viewfinder and insert it aligning with the
horizontal groove of the eyecup.
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4. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor
(page 23)
5. Front accessory shoe
6. Built-in microphone (page 46)
7. REC/TALLY lamp
8. Front IR remote control receptor/
NightShot IR transmitter (PMW-100
only) (page 45)
9. Lens cap (PMW-100 only)
EVF large eyecup
PMW-100
Remove the lens cap before recording. If you
pull the lens cap strap in the direction of the
arrow 1 and move it near the grip, the lens cap
will not disturb the recording.
Attach the EVF large eyecup, aligning it with
the groove of the eyecup already installed on the
unit.
Do not detach the eyecup already installed on
the unit.
EVF large eyecup (supplied)
10. Built-in speaker (page 68)
11. AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 connectors (XLR)
and input selection (LINE/MIC/
MIC+48V) switches (page 46)
2. Rear accessory shoe (page 27)
3. External microphone holder (page 46)
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Part Identification
12. Hooks for the shoulder strap
Attach the supplied shoulder strap as shown
below.
13. NEXT (clip directional jump) button
(page 68)
14. DISPLAY button (page 19)
15. VOLUME (monitor volume) buttons
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(page 47)
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13. Eyepiece focusing knob (PMW-200 only)
(page 23)
14. Microphone cable holder (PMW-200 only)
(page 32)
16. CANCEL button
17. DURATION/TC/U-BIT (time data
selection) button (page 45)
18. REC START/STOP button (page 38)
19. REC HOLD lever (page 38)
Lens control block (PMW-200 only)
Operation panel on the handle
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Overview
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1. PLAY/PAUSE button (page 67)
2. F REV (fast reverse) button (page 68)
3. THUMBNAIL button (page 65)
4. STOP/CAM button (page 65)
5. STATUS (status display on/off) button
(page 76)
6. PREV (previous) button
7. Up/down/left/right buttons, SEL/SET
1. Focus ring (page 43)
2. Zoom ring (page 43)
3. IRIS switch (page 42)
4. Iris ring (page 42)
5. ND FILTER select switch (page 39)
6. MACRO switch (page 44)
7. FOCUS switch (page 43)
8. PUSH AF (momentary auto focus) button
(page 44)
(select/set) button (page 80)
8. MENU (menu display on/off) button (page
80)
9. On-handle ZOOM button (page 43)
10. Zoom speed switch (page 76)
11. F FWD (fast forward) button (page 68)
12. LCD BRIGHT (LCD brightness
adjustment) button (page 23)
Part Identification
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Side operation panel
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It functions accordingly when you turn it up or
down, or you push it horizontally.
It is called the “jog dial” in the subsequent
operating instructions.
15. CANCEL button
Card slot block
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The SxS memory card slots and EJECT buttons
are located behind the cover.
Open the cover
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1. FOCUS (focus adjustment mode) switch
(PMW-100 only) (page 43)
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2. PUSH AF (momentary auto focus) button
(PMW-100 only) (page 44)
3. ASSIGN (assignable) 1/2/3/4 buttons (page
49)
ZEBRA is set to ASSIGN 1 and PEAKING
is set to ASSIGN 2 by default.
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4. FULL AUTO button and indicator (page
37)
5. PICTURE PROFILE button (page 53)
6. AUDIO IN (audio input selection)
switches (page 46)
7. AUDIO SELECT (audio level control
mode selection) switches (page 46)
8. AUDIO LEVEL CH-1/CH-2 knobs (page
47)
9. SHUTTER switch (page 41)
10. GAIN switch (page 41)
11. WHITE BAL (white balance memory)
switch (page 40)
12. WHITE BAL (automatic white balance
adjustment) button (PMW-100) (page 40)
/ASSIGN (assignable) 5 button (PMW200) (page 49)
13. MENU (menu display on/off) button (page
80)
14. SEL/SET dial (jog dial) (page 80)
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Part Identification
1. ACCESS lamps (page 25)
2. SxS memory card slots (page 25)
3. EJECT (SxS memory card eject) buttons
(page 25)
4. SLOT SELECT (SxS memory card select)
button (page 26)
Rear connector panel
Controls on the grip
Behind the
cover
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1. USB connector (Mini B)
2. i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector (4-pin, S400
PMW-200
conforming to IEEE1394) (page 105)
3. A/V OUT connector (audio/video multi
output) (page 106)
4. HDMI OUT connector (page 105)
5. SDI OUT connector (BNC type) (page 105)
6. TC IN (timecode input)/TC OUT
(timecode output) connector (BNC type)
(page 111)
1. REC REVIEW button (page 38)
2. Power zoom lever (page 43)
3. EXPANDED FOCUS button (page 43)
4. LENS REMOTE (lens remote controller)
connector (PMW-200 only) (page 43)
5. REC START (start/stop recording)
button (page 38)
7. IN/OUT (input/output change) switch
(page 111)
Set this to IN to select GENLOCK IN, and
set this to OUT to select TC OUT and
VIDEO OUT.
Bottom
8. GENLOCK IN/VIDEO OUT (analog
video output) connector (BNC type) (page
105, 111)
9. External device connector (PMW-200
only) (page 30)
1
2
3
1. ZOOM (zoom mode switching) switch
(PMW-200 only) (page 43)
2. Tripod receptacles
Note
Check that the size of the hole matches the screw of
the tripod. If they do not match, the camcorder
cannot be attached to the tripod securely, and this
may lead to the physical injury of the camera
operator.
Part Identification
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3. Backup battery holder (page 122)
Overview
IR Remote Commander (Supplied)
The buttons without remarks can be used in the
same manner as the corresponding buttons on the
camcorder.
1
2
3
4
5
6
PUSH SET
1
T
SHOTMARK
ZOOM
2
W
THUMBNAIL SUB CLIP
PREV
PLAY/PAUSE
.
u
NEXT
STOP
>
x
FREV
FFWD
m
M
REC
z
REC PAUSE
PUSH AF
X
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
1. ZOOM T/W (telephoto/wide-angle)
buttons
2. SHOTMARK 1 and 2 buttons (page 47,
page 68)
3. THUMBNAIL button
4. PREV (previous clip jump) button
5. F REV (fast reverse) button
6. PLAY/PAUSE button
7. REC (record) buttons
Press the z button together with the unmarked
button (safety button) to start recording.
8. REC PAUSE buttons
Press the X button together with the unmarked
button (safety button) to pause recording.
9. PUSH SET button (four-way arrow key)
It functions the same as the SEL/SET button on
the camcorder.
10. NEXT button
11. STOP button
12. F FWD (fast forward) button
13. PUSH AF button
Note
The SUB CLIP button has no function.
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Part Identification
While recording (or standing by to record), pressing the DISPLAY button displays the statuses and
settings of this unit on the LCD monitor/viewfinder screen.
Overview
On-Screen Indications
Remarks
[M]: The indication of the items named with this suffix can be independently turned on/off with “Display
On/Off” in the LCD/VF SET menu (page 92).
[A]: The indication of items named with this suffix can be turned on/off using the assignable buttons to
which the corresponding on/off functions have been assigned (page 49).
[D]: The settings of the items named with this suffix can be changed using the Direct menu on the screen
(page 20).
1. Battery remaining/DC IN voltage
S&Q STBY
indication [M] (page 21)
2. i.LINK status indication (page 108)
Only when an external device is connected to
the i.LINK connector, the status of the device is
displayed.
3. Special recording/operation status
indication
zREC
STBY
CONT
zS&Q REC
Recording in progress
Standby for recording
Standby for recording
When using Clip Continuous
Recording, indicates that a
clip is being continued.
“CONT” flashing: When
using Clip Continuous
Recording, indicates that there
is no continuing clip.
Slow & Quick Motion
recording in progress
zINT REC
INT STBY
zFRM REC
FRM STBY
zCACHE
Standby for Slow & Quick
Motion recording
Interval Recording in progress
Standby for Interval
Recording
Frame Recording in progress
Standby for Frame Recording
z in green: Standby for
Cache Recording
z in red: Cache Recording in
progress
4. Media status indication
Memory card in slot A is active.
Memory card in slot B is active.
5. Time data indication [M] (page 45)
6. Media remaining indication [M] (page 26)
7. Zoom position indication [M] (page 43)
On-Screen Indications
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8. Wide-conversion lens setting indicator [M]
Overview
(page 87)
Displayed when Wide Conversion of the
CAMERA SET menu is set to “On”.
9. Synchronous recording display [M]
(page 105)
Displayed when “SDI Rec Control” in the
VIDEO SET menu is set to “HD SDI Remote
I/F.”
10. NightShot mode indication (PMW-100
only) [M][A] (page 45)
11. ND FILTER position (PMW-200 only) [M]
Displays the selected ND filter number (page
39).
12. TLCS mode indication [M][D] (page 86)
Backlight mode
STD
27. Clip name indication [M] (page 38)
Direct Menu Operation
The settings of the items named with a suffix [D]
can be changed using the Direct menu on the
screen.
Select “All,” “Part,” or “Off” for Direct Menu
using “Direct Menu” (page 98) in the OTHERS
menu.
Note
When the indicator of the FULL AUTO button is lit, the
Direct Menu operation is disabled for the functions that
are forcibly set to the automatic mode in Full Auto mode
(page 37).
1
Standard mode
Spotlight mode
If “Direct Menu” is set to “All” or “Part,” the
cursor is displayed on one of the items for
which the Direct menu operation is
permitted.
13. Steady Shot indication [M][D] (page 44)
14. Focus mode indication [M] ([D] only in MF
mode) (page 43)
15. White balance mode and color
2
temperature indications [M][D] (page 40)
16. Picture profile indication [M][D] (page 53)
17. Exposure position indication (PMW-100) /
Iris position indication (PMW-200) [M][D]
(page 42)
18. Gain indication [M][D] (page 41)
19. Shutter mode/shutter speed indication
[M][D] (page 41)
20. Audio level meters [M]
21. Histogram indication [M][A]
22. Video level cautioning indication [M]
/Recommended ND filter number
indication (PMW-200 only)
23. Depth-of-Field bar indication [M][A]
24. Brightness level indication [M][A]
25. Special recording mode indication [M] ([D]
only in Slow & Quick Motion Standby)
Frame Rec
Interval Rec
S&Q Motion
xx/xx fps
Frame Rec mode
Interval Rec mode
Slow & Quick Motion mode
26. Video Format indication [M] (page 39)
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On-Screen Indications
When the camcorder’s status or settings
are displayed on the screen, press the
SEL/SET button (page 15) or the jog
dial (page 16).
Press the up/down/left/right buttons
(page 15) or rotate the jog dial to set the
cursor to the item to be operated, then
press the SEL/SET button or the jog
dial.
The Direct menu of the selected items
appears.
3
Press the up/down/left/right buttons or
the jog dial to select a setting, then press
the SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
The menu disappears, and the new setting is
displayed.
Preparations
Power Supply
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
BP-U30
BP-U60
BP-U90
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor
BC-U1
BC-U2
WARNING
Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Note
The AC adaptor cannot be connected to the camcorder
while the battery pack is inserted.
Using a Battery Pack
Fully insert the battery pack into the battery pack
receptacle (page 13), then slide it down to lock it.
To remove the battery pack, press and hold the
BATT RELEASE button (page 13), slide the
battery pack upward to unlock it, then pull it out.
Notes
• Before use, charge the battery pack with the supplied
BC-U1 or BC-U2 Battery Charger.
• A warm battery pack immediately after use may not be
able to be fully recharged.
• The high-capacity BP-U90 Battery Pack is large, and
protrudes from the camcorder when attached. When
using the camcorder with the BP-U90 attached for
extended recording periods, Sony recommends
attaching the camcorder to a tripod for convenience.
Checking battery charge remaining
When recording or playback is in progress on the
battery pack, an icon to show the current battery
charge level and usage time remaining are
displayed on the LCD monitor/viewfinder screen
(page 19).
Icon
Preparations
You can use a battery pack or AC power via an
AC adaptor.
For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and
AC adaptor listed below:
Remaining
100% to 91%
90% to 71%
70% to 51%
50% to 31%
30% to 11%
10% to 0%
The camcorder indicates the remaining usage
time in minutes by calculating the available time
with the battery pack if operation is continued at
the current rate of power consumption.
If the battery charge remaining becomes
low
If the battery charge remaining decreases to a
certain level during operation (Low BATT
status), a low-battery message, flashing of the
tally lamps, and a beep sound will warn you.
If the remaining further decreases to a level at
which operation cannot be continued (BATT
Empty status), a battery-empty message appears.
Replace the battery pack with one that is fully
charged.
To change the message levels
The Low BATT level is set to 10% of full charge,
and the BATT Empty level is set to 3% of full
charge at the factory. These settings can be
changed with “Battery Alarm” (page 98) in the
OTHERS menu.
Power Supply
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Using AC Power (DC IN Power)
Setting the Clock
Connection example: when connecting BC-U1
Preparations
When you turn the camcorder on for the first time
after purchasing or replacing the backup battery
(page 122), the Initial Setting display appears on
the LCD monitor/viewfinder screen.
Set the date and time of the built-in clock, using
this display.
1
2
Time Zone
The value shows the time difference from UTC
(Coordinated Universal Time).
Change the setting if needed.
Setting the time and date
3
DC
OU
T
CH
ARG
E
0%
80
BATTE
BC100
U1 RY CH
ARG
ER
BC-U1
1
Connect the DC power output cable of
the BC-U1 to the DC IN connector of
the camcorder.
2
Connect the power cord of the BC-U1 to
an AC power source.
3
Set the mode switch of the BC-U1 to the
DC OUT position.
Turning the Power On/Off
To turn the power on, set the power switch (page
13) to the ON position (the ? position). To turn the
power off, set the power switch to the OFF
position (the 1 position).
Notes
• This camcorder uses a little standby power even when
the power switch is set to OFF. Remove the battery
pack if the camcorder will not be used for a prolonged
period.
• When removing the battery pack or the DC IN power,
be sure to first set the power switch to the OFF
position. Removing the battery pack or the DC IN
power while the camcorder is ON may cause damage
to the camcorder or the SxS memory card.
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Setting the Clock
Press the up/down/left/right buttons (page 15) or
turn the jog dial (page 16) to move the cursor,
then press the SEL/SET button or the jog dial to
set each menu item. When you press the SEL/
SET button or the jog dial when the cursor is on
“Finish,” the Initial Setting display disappears
and the clock setting is completed.
After the Initial Setting display disappears, “Time
Zone” (page 96) and “Clock Set” (page 96) in the
OTHERS menu can be used to set “Time Zone”
and “Date/Time.”
Notes
• If the clock setting is cleared because of exhaustion of
the backup battery while no operation power was being
supplied (no battery pack and no DC IN connection),
the Initial Setting display will be displayed when you
turn the camcorder on at the next opportunity.
• While the Initial Setting display is shown, no other
operation except turning the power off is permitted
until you finish the setting for this display.
Adjusting the LCD
Monitor and Viewfinder
The LCD monitor turns on when it is opened and
turns off when it is returned to the park position.
Adjusting the angle
It can be rotated as much as 90 degrees in the
direction facing the subject and as much as 180
degrees in the opposite direction.
When you rotate it 90 degrees toward the subject,
the image on the monitor becomes upside down,
indicating the mirror image of the subject. The
display direction of the textual information is
converted to the readable direction.
Adjusting the backlight
Press the LCD BRIGHT button (page 15) to
adjust the brightness of the backlight.
Adjusting the color, contrast, and
brightness
These adjustments can be made using “LCD”
(page 91) in the LCD/VF SET menu. These
adjustments of the LCD monitor have no effect on
pictures being recorded.
Adjusting the Viewfinder
If the picture on the LCD monitor is hard to view
under bright ambient light, you can use the
viewfinder to check the picture.
Caution
Do not leave the camcorder with the eyepiece of
the viewfinder facing the sun. Direct sunlight can
enter through the eyepiece, be focused in the
viewfinder, and cause fire.
With the factory setting, the EVF is turned on
when the LCD monitor is in its park position or is
rotated to face the subject.
You can change the setting so that the EVF is
always on regardless of the status in the LCD
monitor, using “EVF” (page 91) in the LCD/VF
SET menu. Change the “Power” setting from
“Auto” to “On.”
Adjusting the focus in the EVF
Preparations
Adjusting the LCD Monitor
Turning the EVF on/off
The eyepiece focusing (diopter compensation)
knob (page 15) (PMW-200)/(page 13) (PMW100) enables adjustment to match the eyesight of
the operator, who can then view the image clearly
through the eyepiece.
Adjusting the backlight
The brightness of the backlight for the EVF can
be switched between High and Low.
Set “Backlight” in “EVF” (page 91) in the LCD/
VF SET menu.
Switching between color and
monochrome modes
For the EVF screen, color or monochrome display
can be selected.
Set “Mode” in “EVF” (page 91) in the LCD/VF
SET menu.
Select “B&W” if checking the subject and
focusing are easier on the monochrome display.
If you assign “EVF Mode” to one of the
assignable buttons (page 49), you can switch
between color and monochrome by pressing the
button.
Adjusting the contrast and brightness
Use “EVF” (page 91) in the LCD/VF SET menu
to make adjustments. Adjusting the brightness
and other items has no effect on pictures being
recorded.
Hereafter the viewfinder is referred to as “EVF”
(abbreviation of Electronic Viewfinder).
Adjusting the LCD Monitor and Viewfinder
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Using the IR Remote
Commander
Before use
Replacing the battery in the IR Remote
Commander
Use a commercially available CR2025 lithium
battery. Do not use any battery other than a
CR2025.
Preparations
1
Before you use the supplied IR Remote
Commander for the first time, pull out the
insulation sheet from the battery holder.
Hold down the lock lever 1, pull out
the battery holder 2, and remove the
battery.
Insulation sheet
1
A CR2025 lithium battery is set in the holder at
the factory.
To use the IR Remote Commander
For controlling the camcorder from the IR
Remote Commander, activate the remote control
function of the camcorder after turning the power
on.
Activating/deactivating the remote control
function can be achieved using the Setup menu or
an assignable button.
Place a new battery in the battery
holder with the + symbol facing upward
1, then push the battery holder into the
IR Remote Commander until it clicks
2.
With the + symbol upward
1
To activate using the menu
Press the MENU button to set the camcorder to
Menu mode, select
(the OTHERS menu
(page 96)) and set “IR Remote” to “On.”
WARNING
To activate using an assignable button
Assigning “IR Remote” to one of the assignable
buttons (page 49) permits you to activate/
deactivate the remote control function by
pressing the button.
• Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in
fire.
• Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Note
To avoid malfunctions, the remote control function is
automatically deactivated when the camcorder is turned
off. Activate the function each time when required after
you turn the camcorder on.
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2
2
Using the IR Remote Commander
2
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
When you dispose of the battery, you must obey
the law in the relative area or country.
Using SxS Memory
Cards
Inserting/Removing an SxS
Memory Card
Inserting an SxS memory card
1
Open the cover of the card slot block
(page 16).
About SxS Memory Cards
2
Insert the SxS memory card into the slot
with the SxS label facing right.
The ACCESS lamp (page 16) lights in red
then changes to green once the memory card
is ready for use.
Usable SxS memory cards
Use the following Sony-made SxS memory cards.
Operations are not guaranteed with memory cards
other than the following cards.
Preparations
This camcorder records audio and video on SxS
memory cards (optional) inserted in the card slots.
3
Close the cover.
SxS PRO series
SxS-1 series
These cards comply with the ExpressCard
standard.
For details on using SxS memory cards and usagerelated precautions, refer to the instruction manual
for the SxS memory card.
SxS, SxS PRO and SxS-1 are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
The ExpressCard word mark and logo are owned
by Personal Computer Memory Card
International Association (PCMCIA) and are
licensed to Sony Corporation. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.
Status indications by the ACCESS lamps
Card slots A and B are accompanied by the
respective ACCESS lamps to indicate their
statuses.
Lamp
Slot statuses
Lights in
red
Lights in
green
Accessing the loaded SxS memory card
(writing/reading data)
Standby (ready for recording or
playback using the loaded SxS memory
card)
• No SxS memory card is loaded.
• The loaded card is invalid.
• An SxS memory card is loaded, but
another slot is active.
Off
Removing an SxS memory card
1
Open the cover of the card slot block,
press the EJECT button (page 16), then
pull the button out.
2
Press the EJECT button again to
remove the card.
Note
Data are not guaranteed if the power is turned off or a
memory card is removed while the card is being
accessed. All data on the card may be destroyed. Be sure
that the ACCESS lamps are lit in green or off when you
turn off the power or remove memory cards.
Using SxS Memory Cards
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Preparations
Switching Between SxS Memory
Cards
Checking the Remaining Time
Available for Recording
When SxS memory cards are loaded in both card
slots A and B, press the SLOT SELECT button
(page 16) to select the card you wish to use.
If a card becomes full during recording, switching
to the other card is automatically executed.
While recording (or standing by to record), you
can check the time remaining for the SxS memory
cards loaded in the card slots on the LCD
monitor/EVF screen (page 19).
The available time for recording with the current
video format (recording bit rate) is calculated
according to the remaining space of each card and
displayed in time units of minutes.
The remaining can also be checked in a meter
format on the Battery/Media status screen (page
78).
Note
The SLOT SELECT button is disabled while playback is
in progress. Switching is not executed even if you press
the button. The button is enabled while the thumbnail
screen is displayed (page 65).
Formatting an SxS Memory Card
For an SxS memory card that is not formatted or
that was formatted with another system, the
message “Unsupported File System” is displayed
on the LCD monitor/EVF screen.
Format the card as instructed in “To execute
formatting” below.
To execute formatting
Using “Format Media” (page 101) in the
OTHERS menu, specify “Media(A)” (slot
A) or “Media(B)” (slot B) then select
“Execute.” On a confirmation message,
select “Execute” again.
The in-progress message and status bar (%) are
displayed, and the ACCESS lamp lights in red.
When formatting is completed, the completion
message is displayed for three seconds.
Recording/playback during formatting
You can perform recording or playback using the
SxS memory card in the other card slot while
formatting is in progress.
If formatting fails
A write-protected SxS memory card or memory
card that cannot be used with this camcorder will
not be formatted.
As a warning message is displayed, replace the
card with an appropriate SxS memory card, as per
the instructions in the message.
Note
All the data, including recorded pictures and setup files,
are erased when a memory card is formatted.
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Using SxS Memory Cards
Note
A
icon appears if the memory card is writeprotected.
Replacing an SxS memory card
• If the available time on two cards in total
becomes less than 5 minutes, a message “Media
Near Full,” flashing of the tally lamps, and a
beep sound will warn you. Replace the cards
with those with sufficient space.
• If you continue recording until the total
remaining time reaches zero, the message
changes to “Media Full,” and recording stops.
Note
Approximately 600 clips can be recorded on one SxS
memory card at maximum.
If the number of recorded clips reaches the limit, the
remaining time indication becomes “0,” and the message
“Media Full” is displayed.
Restoring an SxS Memory Card
If an error occurs with data in a memory card for
some reason, the card must be restored.
If an SxS memory card that needs to be restored
is loaded, a message that prompts you to execute
a restore operation is displayed on the LCD
monitor/EVF screen.
To restore a card
Select “Execute” by pressing the up/down/
left/right buttons or turning the jog dial,
then push the SEL/SET button or the jog
dial.
During restoration, the in-progress message and
status bar (%) are displayed, and the ACCESS
lamp is lit in red.
When restoration is completed, the completion
message is displayed for three seconds.
1 Copy necessary clips to another SxS memory
card, using the copy function (page 71) of the
camcorder or the dedicated application
software (supplied) (page 107).
2 Format the problem SxS memory card, using
the format function of this camcorder.
3 Return the necessary clips to the SxS
memory card by copy operation.
Recording/playback during restoration
You can perform recording or playback using the
SxS memory card in the other card slot while
restoration is in progress.
Note
For restoration of media recorded with this unit, be sure
to use this unit. Media recorded with a device other than
this unit or with another unit of different version (even of
the same model) may not be restored using this unit.
You can use an optional PHU-220R Professional
Hard Disk Unit with this camcorder.
Notes
• High-speed playback (page 15) may not be properly
achieved with a hard disk unit.
• Slow Motion recording by the Slow & Quick Motion
recording function (page 51) cannot be made with a
hard disk unit.
• The Hard Disk Unit does not support recording with
UDF.
Preparations
If restoration fails
• A write-protected SxS memory card or one on
which an error occurred cannot be restored. For
such a card, a warning message is displayed.
Release the write protection or replace the card,
as per the instructions in the message.
• An SxS memory card on which an error
occurred may become usable again through
repeated formatting.
• In some cases, only parts of clips cannot be
restored. Playback of the restored clips becomes
possible again.
• The following operation may restore an SxS
memory card for which the message “Could not
Restore Some Clips” is repeatedly displayed
each time you try the restoration process:
Using an External Hard
Disk
Attaching/Removing the PHU220R
Recording/playback can be made using the PHU220R in the same manner as with SxS memory
cards if you connect the PHU connection cable of
the PHU-220R to an SxS memory card slot of the
camcorder.
Mounting the hard disk unit on the
camcorder
You can attach a hard disk unit to the front
accessory shoe. By using the optional cold shoe
kit (consisting of an auxiliary shoe, four screws,
and a bottom plate) with the camcorder, you can
also mount the hard disk unit on the rear
accessory shoe (page 14) of the camcorder.
1
Place the auxiliary shoe on the rear
accessory shoe and secure it with the
four screws.
Using an External Hard Disk
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2
Fit the bottom plate (spring type) into
the auxiliary shoe.
Slits for screw holes
Bottom plate
For a PHU-220R that is not formatted or that was
formatted with another system, the message
“Unsupported File System” is displayed on the
LCD monitor/EVF screen.
Preparations
To execute formatting
Insert the bottom plate from the end where the
two slits for the screw holes of the auxiliary shoe
are not open. If you secure the auxiliary shoe in
the direction opposite that shown in the above
figure with the slit open end forward, insert the
bottom plate from the direction opposite to that
shown in the figure.
3
Attach the shoe adapter (supplied with
the PHU-220R) to the hard disk unit,
mount the unit to the auxiliary shoe on
the camcorder, and secure it with the
lock lever of the shoe adapter.
For details, refer to the instructions supplied
with the PHU-220R.
Connecting the PHU connection cable
1
Set the power switch to the ON position.
2
Open the cover of the card slot block
(page 16) and plug the PHU connection
cable into a slot.
Insert the cable so that it points upward.
3
Turn on the PHU-220R.
The POWER indicator of the PHU-220R
lights in green.
Subsequently, the ACCESS lamp of the
camcorder lights in red then changes to green
once the unit is ready for use.
Notes
• The cover of the card slot block cannot be closed with
the PHU-220R connected.
• Bundle the cable so that it will not accidentally get on
nearby objects.
To disconnect the PHU connection cable
Operate in the same manner as when you remove
an SxS memory card from the slot.
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Formatting the PHU-220R
Using an External Hard Disk
Using “Format Media” (page 101) in the
OTHERS menu, specify “Media(A)” (slot
A) or “Media(B)” (slot B) then select
“Execute.”
An in-progress message and status bar (%) are
displayed, and the ACCESS lamp lights in red.
When formatting is completed, a completion
message is displayed for three seconds.
Notes
• A format of the PHU-220R on this camcorder is
performed as a quick format, in which only managerial
data are erased. To erase the recording data
completely, connect the PHU-220R to a PC and
perform a full format.
• The PHU-220R to be used with this camcorder must be
formatted using the format function of this camcorder.
Checking the Remaining Time
Available for Recording
While recording (or standing by to record), the
remaining capacity (in minutes) of the PHU220R connected via a card slot is displayed on the
LCD screen/EVF screen (page 19).
The available time for recording with the current
video format (recording bit rate) is calculated
according to the remaining space of the hard disk
and displayed in time units of minutes.
The remaining capacity can also be checked in a
meter format on the Battery/Media status screen
(page 78).
Restoring the PHU-220R
If an error occurs with data on the PHU-220R for
some reason, the hard disk must be restored.
If a PHU-220R that needs to be restored is
connected, a message that prompts you to execute
restoration is displayed on the LCD monitor/EVF
screen.
To restore the hard disk
Select “Execute” via the up/down/left/right
buttons or the jog dial, then press the SEL/
SET button or the jog dial.
If restoration fails
• A PHU-220R on which an error occurred may
become usable again through reformatting.
• In some cases, only parts of clips cannot be
restored. Playback of the restored clips becomes
possible again.
XQD Memory Cards
By using an optional QDA-EX1 Media Adaptor,
you can insert an XQD memory card into the SxS
memory card slot and use it instead of an SxS
memory card.
Usable XQD memory cards
QD-H16, QD-H32 (as of March 2012)
Preparations
During restoration, an in-progress message and
status bar (%) are displayed, and the ACCESS
lamp is lit in red.
When restoration is completed, a completion
message is displayed for three seconds.
Using Other Media
For details on using a QDA-EX1 Media Adaptor,
refer to the instruction manual supplied with it.
Notes
• High-speed playback (page 15) may not be properly
achieved with an XQD memory card.
• Slow Motion recording by the Slow & Quick Motion
recording function (page 51) cannot be made with an
XQD memory card.
• Not all XQD memory cards are guaranteed to work
with this camcorder. For compatible memory cards,
contact your dealer.
Formatting
When you use an XQD memory card with this
camcorder, formatting is required.
An XQD memory card to be used with this
camcorder must be formatted using the format
function of this camcorder.
It is also necessary to format an XQD memory
card for use if a caution message is displayed
when you mount the XQD memory card.
For an XQD memory card that was formatted
with another system unsupported by this
camcorder, the message “Unsupported File
System” is displayed on the LCD monitor/EVF
screen.
Format the XQD memory card as instructed
below.
To execute formatting
Using “Format Media” (page 101) in the
OTHERS menu, specify “Media(A)” (slot
A) or “Media(B)” (slot B), then select
“Execute.”
An in-progress message and status bar (%) are
displayed, and the ACCESS lamp lights in red.
When formatting is completed, a completion
message is displayed for three seconds.
Using Other Media
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Note
When formatting, all data in an XQD memory card—
including protected images—are erased and cannot be
restored.
Preparations
Connection between the camcorder and a PC
To use an XQD memory card in which data have
been recorded with an XDCAM/XDCAM EXseries product, insert it into the slot of the
camcorder and connect between the PC and this
camcorder using a USB cable.
To use media formatted with this camcorder in
the slots of other devices
Make a backup of the media, then format it using
the other device.
“Memory Stick” media/SDHC
Cards
Use of the optional MEAD-MS01 or MEADSD01 Media Adaptor permits you to insert a
“Memory Stick” or an SDHC card to the SxS
memory card slot and use it for recording and
playback in the same way as with an SxS memory
card.
Usable “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” HX series
Usable SDHC card
Class 10 SDHC card
For details on use of the MEAD-MS01/SD01 Media
Adaptor, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the respective adaptor.
Notes
• High-speed playback (page 15) may not be properly
achieved with a “Memory Stick” or an SDHC card.
• Slow Motion recording by the Slow & Quick Motion
recording function (page 51) cannot be made with a
“Memory Stick” or an SDHC card.
• “Memory Stick” media and SDHC cards do not
support recording with UDF.
Formatting
When you use a “Memory Stick” or an SDHC
card with this camcorder, formatting is required.
A “Memory Stick” or an SDHC card to be used
with this camcorder must be formatted using the
format function of this camcorder.
It is also necessary to format a “Memory Stick” or
an SDHC card for use if a caution message is
displayed when you mount the “Memory Stick”
or SDHC card.
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Using Other Media
For a “Memory Stick” or an SDHC card that was
formatted with another system unsupported by
this camcorder, the message “Unsupported File
System” is displayed on the LCD monitor/EVF
screen.
Format the “Memory Stick” or SDHC card as
instructed below.
To execute formatting
Using “Format Media” (page 101) in the
OTHERS menu, specify “Media(A)” (slot
A) or “Media(B)” (slot B), then select
“Execute.”
An in-progress message and status bar (%) are
displayed, and the ACCESS lamp lights in red.
When formatting is completed, a completion
message is displayed for three seconds.
Note
When formatting, all data in a “Memory Stick” or an
SDHC card including protected images are erased and
cannot be restored.
Connection between the camcorder and a PC
To use a “Memory Stick” or an SDHC card in
which data have been recorded with an XDCAM/
XDCAM EX-series product, insert it into the slot
of the camcorder and connect between the PC and
this camcorder using a USB cable.
To use media formatted with this camcorder in
the slots of other devices
Make a backup of the media, then format it using
the other device.
USB Flash Drives (PMW-200 only)
UDF
In UDF mode, you can connect a USB flash drive
to the external device connector (page 17) to
record, save and load the following data.
• “Loading a Planning Metadata file” (page 62)
• “Storing/Retrieving the Setting Data” (page
61)
The following Sony USB flash drives are
recommended for use with this camcorder.
• USM-Q Series
• USM-M Series
Notes
• Use USB flash drives with a capacity of 4 GB to 32
GB.
• USB flash drives other than those listed above may not
be recognized if connected to the external device
connector.
Formatting (Initializing) USB Flash
Drives
Preparations
USB flash drives must be formatted with the
FAT32 file system.
• “Memory Stick” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• “XQD” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Note
Before using a drive, format it on this camcorder or a PC.
If a drive formatted on a PC cannot be used, format it on
the camcorder.
1
Connect a USB flash drive to the
external device connector.
If the drive is unformatted or has been
formatted to other specifications, a message
to confirm whether formatting is to be
executed appears on the viewfinder screen.
2
Using the up/down/left/right buttons or
the jog dial, select “Execute,” then press
the SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
When formatting is completed, the message
“Format USB Memory Done” is displayed.
The \MSSONY\PRO\XDCAM\MEMDISC
folder and the \General\Sony\Planning folder
are automatically created in the drive.
If the format operation fails
A format operation may fail because the USB
flash drive is write protected, or because it is not
the type of drive specified for use with this
camcorder.
In this case, an error message appears. Follow the
instructions in the error message and exchange
the drive for one that can be used with this
camcorder.
Restoring USB Flash Drives
When you load a USB flash drive that cannot be
mounted normally because the file system is
destroyed, a message appears on the viewfinder
screen to ask whether you want to restore it.
Using the up/down/left/right buttons or the jog
dial, select “Execute,” then press the SEL/SET
button or the jog dial. Formatting starts and a
progress (%) indication appears.
When formatting is completed, the message
“Format USB Memory Done” is displayed.
Using Other Media
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2
Insert the protrusion on the back of the
CBK-WA01 into the hole on the Wi-Fi
adapter fixing bracket, and tighten the
screw to fix the CBK-WA01 to the
bracket.
3
Loosen the screws, remove the cover of
the external device connector, then
connect the cable of the CBK-WA01.
Using a Wi-Fi Adapter
(PMW-200 only)
Preparations
Mounting an optional CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi
Adapter on this camcorder allows a Wi-Fi
connection between a computer and the
camcorder.
For details about the CBK-WA01, refer to the
Mounting Instructions and Operating Instructions
supplied with the CBK-WA01.
Making a Wi-Fi connection between a computer
and the camcorder enables you to do the
following.
Send planning metadata created on a computer to the
camcorder, and set names of clips to shoot and shot
marks for shooting.
Fixing the CBK-WA01
Notes
• Before attaching or removing the CBK-WA01, turn
the power of the camcorder off.
• It may be impossible to stow the camcorder attached
with the CBK-WA01 in a carrying case.
1
External device connector
Remove the two screws from the
handle, place the Wi-Fi adapter fixing
bracket in the desired position, then fix
the bracket with the removed two
screws.
Mark
Screws
When you use an external microphone
Use the microphone cable holder if necessary.
Microphone
cable holder
Wi-Fi adapter fixing bracket
Cable of the external microphone
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Using a Wi-Fi Adapter (PMW-200 only)
Depending on the microphone used, a humming/
buzzing noise may be recorded. In this case,
inserting the cable of the external microphone
into the cable clamp (page 46), which is located
under the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 connectors,
should solve the problem.
To make a connection in ad hoc mode
Refer to “Settings on the Computer”
under “Making a Wi-Fi Connection to
Your Computer (Ad hoc Mode)” in the
Operating Instructions supplied with
the CBK-WA01 to make settings on the
computer.
2
Start a connection on the computer.
3
Set OTHERS >Wi-Fi >Wi-Fi to
[Enable] in the setup menu.
4
Set OTHERS >Wi-Fi >Scan Networks
to [Execute] and press the SEL/SET
button or the jog dial.
Making a Wi-Fi Connection
Two types of Wi-Fi connections are available. In
“ad-hoc mode”, you can make a peer-to-peer WiFi connection between a computer and
camcorder. In “infrastructure mode”, you can
make Wi-Fi connections between a computer and
multiple camcorders via a wireless LAN access
point (building a LAN).
To make a network setting
The camcorder starts scanning for a network
connection.
When networks are detected, the
NETWORK SCAN list appears.
Change settings under OTHERS >Network in the
setup menu as required.
Item
Setting
DHCP
Setting that specifies whether to
acquire the IP address automatically
from a DHCP server
Enabled: Acquire automatically.
Disabled: Do not acquire
automatically (factory default setting).
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default
Gateway
User Name
Password
IP address a) (factory default setting:
192.168.1.10)
Subnet mask (factory default setting:
255.255.255.0)
Default gateway (factory default
setting: 0.0.0.0)
User name for log-in (factory default
setting: admin)
Password for log-in (factory default
setting: model name “pmw-200”)
a) The IP address determined by DHCP server is
displayed here.
When you have changed a setting
Set the Set item to [Execute]. When a
confirmation message appears, use the up/down/
left/right buttons or the jog dial to select
“Execute” and press the SEL/SET button or the
jog dial.
Preparations
1
5
Turn the up/down/left/right buttons or
the jog dial to select a network and press
the SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
The OTHERS menu appears again.
6
Confirm that the settings for the Wi-Fi
item conform to the network setting on
the computer.
SSID (network name): Selected network
name
Network Type (connection mode): Adhoc
CH (channel): 1
Authentication (network authentication):
Depending the settings on the computer,
Open, Shared or WPA
Encryption (data encryption): Depending
the settings on the computer, Disable, WEP,
TKIP or AES
WEP Key Index (key index): 1 when
Encryption is set to [WEP]
Input Select (key input format): Depending
the network key (or security key), ASCII5,
ASCII13, HEX10 or HEX26 when
Encryption is set to [WEP], ASCII8-63 or
HEX64 Encryption is set to [TKIP] or [AES]
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7
Set the Key item to the network key (or
security key) set on the computer and
press the SEL/SET button or the jog
dial.
8
To find and connect to a wireless LAN from the
camcorder
Perform the same procedure in “To make a
connection in ad hoc mode” (page 33) excluding
the following.
Set the Set item to [Execute] and press
the SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
• Do not perform steps 1 and 2.
• The settings made in step 7 change as follows.
SSID (network name): Selected network
connection name
Network Type (connection mode): Infra
Ch (channel): Auto
Authentication (network authentication):
Depending the settings on the computer,
Open, Shared, WPA or WPA2
Encryption (data encryption): Depending
the settings on the computer, Disable, WEP,
TKIP or AES
WEP Key Index (key index): 1 when
Encryption is set to [WEP]
Input Select (key input format): Depending
the network key (or security key), ASCII5,
ASCII13, HEX10 or HEX26 when
Encryption is set to [WEP], ASCII8-63 or
HEX64 Encryption is set to [TKIP] or [AES]
Preparations
The message “Wi-Fi Setting Executing…”
appears and the camcorder starts connection.
If the connection to the computer is
complete, then the message changes to “WiFi Setting OK”.
Black squares appear in the Wi-Fi Status
column to show the connection status. (The
number of squares shows the level of
connection status.) In the Wireless Mode
column, the IEEE802.11 standard of the
established connection appears (802.11b,
802.11g or 802.11n).
Tip
It is also possible to make a connection by
accessing a network connection started on the
camcorder from the computer.
To terminate the connection
Terminate the connection on the computer.
Using the Web Menu
To revert to the default settings (reset)
If you have trouble making a connection, or you
want to start over, you can reset your Wi-Fi
connection settings to their defaults.
You can operate the Web menu built in the
camcorder from a computer when it is connected
to the camcorder via a Wi-Fi connection.
Set OTHERS >Network >Net Config Reset in the
setup menu to “Execute” and press the SEL/SET
button or the jog dial.
If the reset is executed, the message “Net Config
Reset Done” appears.
The camcorder attempts to connect to the network
using a MAC address as the SSID.
To make a connection in infrastructure
mode
Setting up the wireless LAN access point
The following settings are required.
• Network ID (SSID)
• Encryption method
• Network key (Key)
For details about setting up the wireless LAN access
point.
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Using a Wi-Fi Adapter (PMW-200 only)
Example Web menu
Product Information
• Model name
• Serial No.
Network
• MAC Address
• IP Address
• Subnet Mask
Wi-Fi Status
•
•
•
•
•
•
Wireless Mode
SSID
Type
Channel
Authentication (network authentication)
Data Encryption (data encryption)
Planning Metadata
Clicking “Upload” displays the Planning
Metadata screen which allows upload of a
planning metadata file (page 35).
Note
The configuration of items displayed in the Web
menu varies depending on the browser you are
using.
To display the Web menu
Launch a browser on the computer, and
navigate to “http://<camcorder’s IP
address> (setting of OTHERS
>Network >IP Address in the setup
menu)”.
Example (when the IP address is
“192.168.1.10”): Type “http://
192.168.1.10/” in the address bar.
If the connection is complete, a dialog
appears asking you to enter the user name
and password.
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When a Wi-Fi connection is established between
a device such as smartphone, tablet, PC, etc., and
the camcorder, the Wi-Fi remote commander
appears on the device screen and the device can
be used as a remote commander.
You can start/stop recording, adjust iris/focus/
zoom, etc., with a Wi-Fi connected device. This
function is useful for setting the camcorder in a
remote place, such as the top of a crane, etc.
Preparations
1
Using the Wi-Fi Remote
Commander
The displays of Wi-Fi remote commander
For smartphone
Enter the user name and password, and
click [OK].
User name: admin
Password: pmw-200 (Lower-case the model
name.)
To upload a planning metadata file
1
Insert a media such as an SxS memory
card.
2
Click “Upload” in the Web menu.
The Planning Metadata screen appears.
3
Click “Select” to show Choose File
dialog.
4
Select the planning metadata file you
want to upload, and then click “Open”.
For Tablet
The path of the selected file appears.
5
Click “Execute”.
The planning metadata file is loaded into the
camcorder’s memory and stored in the
media.
“OK” appears in the Status field when the
transfer is complete.
Using a Wi-Fi Adapter (PMW-200 only)
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Preparations
To display the Wi-Fi remote commander
Compatible devices
To display the Wi-Fi remote commander on a
device screen, settings are required on both the
device and camcorder.
The following devices, using the specified
versions or higher, can be used as Wi-Fi remote
commanders.
Camcorder settings
Device
OS
Browser
1
Set OTHERS > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi to
[Enable] in the setup menu.
PC
Windows 7
2
Set OTHERS > Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi Remote
to [On] in the setup menu.
Mac
Smartphone
OS 10.7.4
Android 2.3.3
iOS 5.1.1
Android 4.0.3
iOS 5.1.1
Internet Explorer 8
or Internet
Explorer 9
Safari 5.1.6
Standard browser
Safari
Standard browser
Safari
Device settings
Set the smartphone, tablet, PC, etc., to be used as
the Wi-Fi remote commander.
1
Make a Wi-Fi connection between the
device and camcorder (page 33).
2
Launch the browser and input http://
<camcorder’s IP address>(page 102)/
rm.html in the address bar.
Example: When the IP address is
192.168.1.10, input http://192.168.1.10/
rm.html in the address bar.
The Wi-Fi remote commander will appear on
the device screen when the Wi-Fi connection
is established.
Thereafter operate the camcorder as shown
on the screen of the Wi-Fi connected device.
The REC button becomes unavailable when
the Lock switch is dragged to the right.
Notes
• Depending on the device, the Wi-Fi remote
commander may not appear properly on the device’s
screen even though you input http://<camcorder’s IP
address>(page 102)/rm.html in the address bar. In this
case, input “rms.html” for a smartphone or “rmt.html”
for a tablet at the end of the address to display the WiFi remote commander properly.
• The Wi-Fi remote commander on the device’s screen
may no longer match the actual status of the camcorder
in the following cases. When this happens, refresh the
browser on the device.
—when the camcorder is restarted while the Wi-Fi
connection is established
—when the camcorder is controlled directly while
the Wi-Fi connection is established
—when the device is reconnected
—when you operate forward/backward on the
device’s browser.
• If the Wi-Fi signal is poor, the Wi-Fi remote
commander may not work properly.
• Your smartphone/tablet may not be compatible with
the ad hoc mode. For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the smartphone/tablet.
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Using a Wi-Fi Adapter (PMW-200 only)
Tablet
Recording
Basic Operation Procedure
4 Preparing the lens cap
PMW-200
Recording
7, 8 REC START/STOP
9 REC REVIEW (on the grip)
5 Power switch:
ON (the " position)
3
LCD monitor
angle
adjustment
1 Battery pack insertion
6
FULL AUTO
2 SxS memory card slots
Preparations
1
2
Mount a fully charged battery pack.
Load SxS memory card(s).
If you load two cards, recording is continued
by automatically switching to the second
card when the first card becomes full.
3
Adjust the angle of the LCD monitor for
the best view.
When you wish to use the EVF, fold the LCD
monitor to its park position and adjust the
angle of the EVF.
4
Open the lens cap./Remove the lens cap.
PMW-200
Pull up the lens cap open/close lever to open
the lens cap built in the lens hood.
PMW-100
Remove the lens cap.
5
Set the power switch to the ON position.
The recording screen is displayed.
When using the remote commander, activate the
remote control mode (page 24).
Note
When you hold the camcorder by the grip, support it
from underneath with your left hand.
Recording (Full Auto mode)
6
Press the FULL AUTO button so that
the button indicator lights.
Full Auto mode is turned on, activating the
TLCS (Total Level Control System) (page
86). Auto Iris (PMW-200)/Auto Exposure
(PMW-100), AGC (Auto Gain Control),
Auto Shutter, ATW (Auto Tracing White)
are set to ON, consequently the brightness
and white balance will be automatically
adjusted.
When you wish to adjust them manually, turn
Full Auto mode off, and see;
“Iris (PMW-200) / Exposure (PMW-100)” on
page 42
“Gain” on page 41
“Electronic Shutter” on page 41
Basic Operation Procedure
37
“White Balance” on page 40
Note
AF (Auto Focus) is not activated by setting the
camcorder to Full Auto mode.
For information of automatic focus adjustment,
see “Focus” (page 43).
7
Press the REC START/STOP button.
You can also start recording with the REC
START button on the grip.
(If you are using the IR Remote Commander, press
the REC button simultaneously with the unmarked
button.)
Recording
The front and rear tally lamps light and
recording begins.
8
To stop recording, press the REC
START/STOP button again.
You can also stop recording with the REC
START button on the grip.
(If you are using the IR Remote Commander, press
the REC PAUSE button simultaneously with the
unmarked button.)
Recording stops and the camcorder enters
STBY (recording standby) mode.
Note
If you press the REC START/STOP button to start next
recording while previous data writing is not completed,
the message “Cannot Proceed” may be displayed and
recording may not start.
To prevent a switching error
The REC START/STOP button on the handle is
incorporated with the REC HOLD lever. If the
REC START/STOP button on the handle will not
be used, it is recommended to set the lever to the
HOLD position to lock the button and prevent
unintentional starting/stopping of recording if
you accidentally press the button.
To unlock the button, return the lever to its
original position.
Checking the last recorded clip (Rec
Review)
9
Press the REC REVIEW button.
The Rec Review function (page 48) is
activated, and the last recorded clip is played
back for the specified time on the LCD
monitor/EVF screen.
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Basic Operation Procedure
To delete clips
You can delete the last recorded clip by using the
Last Clip DEL function (page 61). Use the All
Clips DEL function (page 61) to delete all
recorded clips from an SxS memory card. To
specify a clip to be deleted, operate the camcorder
from the thumbnail screen (page 65).
Clip (recording data)
When you stop recording, video, audio and
subsidiary data from the start to end of the
recording are recorded as a single clip on an
SxS memory card.
Clip name
For each clip recorded with this camcorder, a
clip name is automatically generated according
to the method selected with “Auto Naming” in
“Clip” (page 100) in the OTHERS menu.
The default setting of “Auto Naming” is “Plan.”
With this setting, a clip name defined in
planning metadata is applied if a planning
metadata file is loaded into the camcorder.
Change the “Auto Naming” setting to “Title” to
apply a clip name composed of 4 to 46
alphanumerics and 4 numerics.
Example: ABCD0001
The block of 4 to 46 alphanumerics can be
specified as desired using “Clip” in the
OTHERS menu before you start recording. (It
cannot be changed after recording.)
The value of the 4 numerics is automatically
counted up in sequence.
Notes on Clips
The maximum file size for a clip is 43 GB for
UDF, 4 GB for FAT in HD Mode, and 2 GB for
FAT in SD Mode. If you continue recording for
an extended period, recorded materials may be
segmented into multiple files, depending on the
file size (the maximum number of partitions is
99). The camcorder regards continuous
recording as one clip even if it has been
segmented into multiple files.
A long clip can be recorded crossing over two
memory cards in slot A and B.
When you copy recorded clips to a hard disk,
etc., via computer, it is recommended to use the
dedicated application software, which you need
to download, to maintain the continuity of
recorded materials. For details, see “Software
Downloads” (page 136).
Note
If copying is done using Explorer (Windows) or
Finder (MAC), the continuity and relationships of
recorded materials may not be maintained.
Maximum duration of a clip
The maximum clip length is 24 hours for FAT
(MP4 or AVI) and 6 hours for UDF (MXF).
If you exceed the maximum clip length, a new
clip will be automatically created. You can
check the new clip on the thumbnail screen.
Changing Basic Settings
You can make changes to the settings based on
the intended usage of the recorded video or
recording conditions.
Video Formats
You can change the usage area by setting “Country”
in “System” (page 99) in the OTHERS menu.
Recording
Selectable formats vary depending on the UDF/
FAT, HD Mode/SD Mode, and usage region
(NTSC Area/PAL Area) settings.
Switching between UDF/FAT
Switch by setting “UDF”/“FAT” in “System”
(page 99) in the OTHERS menu.
After switching this setting, the camcorder will
automatically restart.
Note
UDF/FAT cannot be switched during recording or
playback.
Switching between HD Mode/SD Mode
For HD/SD switching, use “System” (page 99) in
the OTHERS menu.
When you change the menu setting, the
camcorder automatically restarts, executing the
switching.
Note
HD/SD switching is disabled during recording and
playback.
Changing the format
To change the format, use “Format” in “System”
(page 99) in the OTHERS menu.
Signals from the SDI OUT, A/V OUT, and HDMI
OUT connectors are also output according to the
format selected with this menu.
ND Filter (PMW-200 only)
ND filters are available for keeping the aperture
in a proper range.
2: 1/64ND
1: 1/8ND
Changing Basic Settings
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Clear: ND filter not used
White Balance
You can select the adjustment mode according to
the shooting conditions.
Recording
Preset mode
The color temperature is adjusted to the preset
value (factory setting: 3200K) in this mode.
Select this mode when there is no time to adjust
the white balance or when you wish to fix the
white balance to the condition of you set for a
Picture Profile.
Memory A mode, Memory B mode
The white balance is adjusted to the value stored
in memory A or memory B.
Pressing the WHITE BAL button executes auto
white balance and stores the adjusted value in
memory A or memory B.
When the Wi-Fi remote commander is used and
the ATW function is set to off, the adjusted value
is changed to the one in memory A, irrespective
of the status of the WHITE BAL switch (PMW200 only).
ATW (Auto-Tracing White balance) mode
In this mode, the camcorder automatically adjusts
the white balance to the appropriate condition.
When the color temperature of the light source
changes, the white balance adjustment is
automatically executed.
Five steps of adjustment speed can be selected
with “ATW Speed” (page 87) in the CAMERA
SET menu.
When the ATW Hold function is assigned to an
assignable button (page 49), you can
momentarily hold the ATW value to fix the white
balance, even in ATW mode, by pressing the
button.
The B position of the WHITE BAL switch is
assigned to ATW mode at the factory. The setting
can be changed with “White Switch <B>” (page
86) in the CAMERA SET menu to select Memory
B mode.
Setting the camcorder to Full Auto mode (page
37) forcibly activates ATW mode.
Assigning the ATW on/off function to an
assignable button (page 49) permits you to
independently activate/deactivate ATW when
Full Auto mode is off.
Using the Direct menu
When you press the DISPLAY button (page 15),
the current adjustment mode and color
temperature are displayed on the screen (page
19).
ATW: ATW mode
W:A: Memory A mode
W:B: Memory B mode
W:P: Preset mode
W:NS: NightShot mode “On” (PMW-100 only)
When the Direct menu (page 20) is in All mode,
you can select from among ATW, W:A, W:B, and
W:P.
When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you can
switch between ATW and the mode set with the
WHITE BAL switch.
When W:NS is displayed, switching via the
Direct menu is not possible.
Executing Auto White Balance
1
To store the adjustment value in
memory, select Memory A or Memory
B mode.
2
Place a white subject under the same
lighting condition and zoom in on it so
that a white area is obtained on the
screen.
3
Adjust the brightness.
Note
When NightShot mode is set to “On,” ATW cannot be
set. (PMW-100 only)
Adjust Iris (PMW-200) or Exposure (PMW100) as instructed in “Adjusting the
brightness manually” (page 42) below.
Using the switch
Make a selection with the WHITE BAL switch
(page 16).
B: ATW mode or Memory B mode
A: Memory A mode
PRST: Preset mode
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Press the WHITE BAL button (page
16).
Auto white balance adjustment begins.
When you execute the adjustment in a memory
mode, the adjusted value is stored in memory (A
or B) selected in step 1.
When you execute the adjustment in ATW mode,
adjustment in ATW is resumed.
Notes
Markers/Zebra Patterns
During recording, various markers and zebra
patterns can be inserted into the image on the
LCD monitor/EVF screen.
This does not affect recording signals.
Displaying the Markers
Use “Marker” (page 92) in the LCD/VF SET
menu.
Displaying the Zebra Patterns
A zebra pattern(s) can be inserted to the picture
on LCD monitor/EVF screen to check the
appropriate luminance level.
Pressing the ZEBRA button (ASSIGN 1 button)
(page 16) turns the zebra pattern-indication on/
off.
Note
You cannot select a fixed gain when AGC mode is set to
On.
Selecting gain using the Direct menu
When you press the DISPLAY button (page 15),
the current gain value is displayed on the screen
(page 19).
When the Direct menu is in All mode, you can
change the gain in steps of 3 dB with the Direct
menu.
You can also select AGC mode with the Direct
menu.
When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you can
switch between only AGC mode and the gain
selected with the GAIN switch.
Recording in AGC Mode
The gain of the video amplifier is automatically
adjusted according to the picture brightness.
When you set the camcorder to Full Auto mode
(page 37), AGC mode is forcibly selected.
When Full Auto mode is off, you can
independently turn AGC mode on by setting
“AGC” in “TLCS” (page 86) in the CAMERA
SET menu to “On,” or selecting “AGC” with the
Direct menu.
Electronic Shutter
Changing the zebra pattern
Recording with a fixed shutter
Using “Zebra” (page 92) in the LCD/VF SET
menu, you can change the zebra pattern to be
displayed.
Set the shutter speed (cache time).
When you set the SHUTTER switch (page 16) to
ON, the fixed shutter is turned on in the mode and
with the shutter speed you specified with
“Shutter” (page 82) in the CAMERA SET menu.
Gain
Recording with Fixed Gain
You can change the gain of the video amplifier.
Selecting the gain with the switch
The gain value at each of the GAIN switch (page
16) positions set at the factory are as follows:
L: 0 dB
M: 9 dB
Recording
• Auto white balance adjustment cannot be performed
when in Preset mode.
• When NightShot mode is set to “On,” auto white
balance cannot be performed. (PMW-100 only)
• If auto white balance adjustment fails, an error
message is displayed on the screen for approximately
3 seconds. If the error message continues to be
displayed after several attempts, consult your Sony
service representative.
H: 18 dB
These values can be changed in the range of –3 db
to +18 db, using the CAMERA SET menu’s Gain
Setup menu (page 82).
Notes
• When Auto Shutter mode is ON, the fixed shutter
cannot be selected.
• When the SLS/EX SLS mode (page 42) is ON, the
fixed shutter cannot be selected.
Setting with the CAMERA SET menu
The shutter mode and shutter speed can be set
with “Shutter” (page 82) in the CAMERA SET
menu.
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Setting with the Direct menu
When you press the DISPLAY button, the current
shutter mode and the set value are displayed
(page 19).
When the Direct menu (page 20) is in All mode,
you can change the shutter mode and speed with
the Direct menu.
Notes
Recording
• When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you cannot turn
the shutter on/off with the Direct menu if the
SHUTTER switch is set to ON.
If the SHUTTER switch is set to OFF, you can switch
only between Auto Shutter and Shutter OFF.
• The Direct menu cannot be selected when Full Auto
mode is turned on (page 37) or when the SLS/EX SLS
mode is set.
Shooting in SLS/EX SLS Mode
The shutter speed is specified in the number of
accumulated frames. Up to 64 frames can be
accumulated in this mode, permitting you to
obtain low-noise clear pictures in low light levels
or surreal pictures with afterimages.
PMW-200: For SLS, set “Mode” to “SLS” with
“Shutter” (page 82) in the CAMERA SET menu
and specify the number of accumulated frames
with “SLS Frame.” You can select in the range of
2 to 8 frames.
When Full Auto mode (page 37) is ON or Auto
Shutter mode is ON, SLS cannot be set.
For EX SLS, set “Setting” to “On” with “EX
Slow Shutter” (page 82) in the CAMERA SET
menu and specify the number of accumulated
frames with “Number of Frames.” You can select
from among 16, 32, and 64 frames.
When also Full Auto mode (page 37) is ON or
Auto Shutter mode is ON, EX SLS can be set.
PMW-100: Select “SLS/EX SLS” (page 83) in
the CAMERA SET menu and set the number of
accumulated frames. For EX SLS, set 16, 32, or
64.
This can also be set when Full Auto mode (page
37) is turned on.
Shooting in Auto Shutter Mode
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted
according to the picture brightness.
When you set the camcorder to Full Auto mode
(page 37), Auto Shutter is forcibly selected.
When Full Auto mode is off, you can
independently turn Auto Shutter mode on by
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setting “Auto Shutter” in “TLCS” (page 86) in the
CAMERA SET menu to “On.”
Iris (PMW-200) / Exposure (PMW100)
Adjust the brightness according to the subject.
Recording in auto mode
When Full Auto mode (page 37) is set to ON:
Iris (PMW-200) or Exposure (PMW-100) is
forcibly set to Auto mode.
When Full Auto mode is set to OFF:
PMW-200: When the IRIS switch is set to
AUTO, Auto Iris mode is set.
PMW-100: You can turn it on by setting
“Exposure” (page 87) in the CAMERA SET
menu to “Auto.” You can also set “Auto”/
“Manual” for “Exposure” to an assignable button
(page 49).
You can select the target level (to make the
picture darker or brighter) for Auto Iris (PMW200) or Exposure (PMW-100) via the Setup menu
or Direct menu. (The gain control in AGC mode
and the shutter speed control in Auto Shutter
mode are adjusted in synchronization.)
To adjust the target level with the Setup menu
Set “Level” in “TLCS” (page 86) in the
CAMERA SET menu.
To adjust the target level with the Direct menu
The target level can also be selected using the
Direct menu (page 20). When you press the
DISPLAY button, the current Exposure position
is displayed on the screen (page 19).
Adjusting the brightness manually
PMW-200: When Full Auto mode is set to OFF,
setting the IRIS switch to MANUAL sets to
Manual Iris mode. Rotate the iris ring for the
desired iris opening.
PMW-100: When Full Auto mode is set to OFF,
set “Exposure” (page 87) in the CAMERA SET
menu to “Manual” to use Manual mode. When
Manual mode is set, rotate the EXPOSURE dial
(page 13) to adjust the brightness. (Rotate the dial
clockwise while facing the front of the camcorder
to increase the brightness.) You can turn Manual
mode on/off by pressing the EXPOSURE button
(page 13).
Zoom
When using a lens remote controller
(PMW-200 only)
Operating Zoom manually
Zooming can also be controlled from an optional
lens remote controller connected via the LENS
REMOTE connector.
PMW-200: Setting the ZOOM switch (page 17)
on the bottom of this unit to the MANUAL
position sets to manual zoom mode.
PMW-100: Setting the FOCUS/ZOOM switch
(page 13) to the ZOOM position activates ZOOM
adjustment via the lens operation ring (page 13).
Using the Power Zoom
To adjust with the power zoom lever on the grip
Pressing the lever deeper sets zooming faster.
To adjust with the handle ZOOM button
Zooming is activated at the speed selected with
the speed switch (page 15).
The zoom speed assignment can be changed with
“Zoom Speed” (page 84) in the CAMERA SET
menu.
You can select Soft mode for zooming by using
“Zoom Transition” (page 84) in the CAMERA
SET menu, in which the zooming speed is
gradually increased at the beginning then
gradually decreased for the end.
When adjusting with the ZOOM button of the IR
Remote Commander
The zooming speed depends on the “Remote”
(page 84) setting in “Zoom Speed” in the
CAMERA SET menu.
Focus
The infinity (∞) position has some margin to
compensate for focus change caused by variation
in ambient temperature. When shooting an image
at infinity in MF mode, adjust the focus while
observing the image on the LCD monitor/EVF
screen.
Recording
The power zoom lever (page 17) on the grip and
the handle ZOOM button (page 15) are activated.
The current zoom position is displayed on the
screen in the range of 0 (Wide) to 99 (Tele) when
you press the DISPLAY button. The supplied IR
Remote Commander and optional lens remote
control unit (PMW-200 only) can also be used.
PMW-200: Setting the ZOOM switch on the
bottom of this unit to the SERVO position sets to
power zoom mode.
PMW-100: You can always operate the power
zoom.
The numerical indication can be changed to that
in a bar by changing “Zoom Position” in “Display
On/Off” (page 92) in the LCD/VF SET menu.
For operation, refer to the operation guide of the lens
remote controller.
Adjusting in Full MF Mode (PMW-200
only)
Pull the focus ring rearward (toward the
camcorder body) to set the camcorder to Full MF
mode. Focus can only be adjusted with the focus
ring manually.
Note
The focus instantly moves to the range index position
when you pull the focus ring rearward.
Rotate the focus ring for the best focus while
observing the picture on the LCD monitor/EVF
screen.
The range index of the focus ring is effective in
Full MF mode. The distances correspond to the
focus ring positions.
Expanded Focus
When you press the EXPANDED FOCUS
button, the center area of the picture is magnified
on the LCD monitor/EVF screen, making the
focus adjustment easier.
Press the EXPANDED FOCUS button again or
leave the focus ring unmoved for 5 seconds to
resume the normal angle for recording.
To use the IR Remote Commander, see “Using the IR
Remote Commander” (page 24).
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Peaking
When you press the PEAKING button, the
peaking function is activated. This function
emphasizes the contours of the images on the
LCD monitor/EVF screen, making manual
focusing easier.
This function does not affect recording signals.
The emphasis level and color of the contours can
be set with “Peaking” (page 91) of the LCD/VF
SET menu.
Adjusting in MF Mode
Recording
MF (Manual Focus) mode allows you to activate
Auto Focus momentarily when required.
PMW-100: Set the FOCUS/ZOOM switch (page
13) to FOCUS and the FOCUS switch (page 16)
to MANUAL.
PMW-200: Slide the focus ring forward (to lens
hood side), then set the FOCUS switch (page 15)
to MANUAL.
In this mode, expanded focus function, peaking
function, one-push auto focus function and the
MF Assist function are activated.
Rotate the lens operation ring (PMW-100) or
focus ring (PMW-200) while looking at the LCD
monitor/EVF screen to adjust the focus.
One-Push (Momentary) Auto Focusing
When you press the PUSH AF button, auto
focusing momentarily activates. One-Push Auto
Focusing is terminated when the subject comes
into focus.
MF Assist function
If you set “MF Assist” (page 83) in the CAMERA
SET menu to “On” to enable the MF Assist
function, auto focusing is engaged when you stop
rotating the lens operation ring, performing fine
focus adjustment for the subject in the center of
the screen. When the fine adjustment is
completed, automatic focusing with the MF
Assist function is terminated.
You can also enable the MF Assist function via
the Direct menu (page 20). When you press the
DISPLAY button, the selected focus mode is
displayed on the screen (page 19). The Direct
menu cannot be selected in a mode other than MF
mode.
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Adjusting in AF Mode
AF (Auto Focus) mode adjusts the focus
automatically.
PMW-100: Set the FOCUS switch (page 16) to
AUTO.
PMW-200: Slide the focus ring forward, then set
the FOCUS switch to AUTO.
Using Macro Mode (PMW-200 only)
When you set the MACRO switch to ON in AF or
MF mode, Macro mode is activated, permitting
you to adjust the focus in a range that includes the
micro area.
The Macro mode is invalid in Full MF mode.
Steady Shot
Set “Steady Shot” (page 87) in the CAMERA
SET menu to “On.”
When you press the DISPLAY button, the setting
of the Steady Shot function is displayed on the
screen (page 19). The Steady Shot function can
also be activated via the Direct menu (page 20).
Note on use of a wide-conversion lens
Two operation modes are provided for Steady
Shot: Normal mode and Wide mode (for a wideconversion lens).
When you attach the optional wide-conversion
lens, be sure to set “Wide Conversion” (page 87)
in the CAMERA SET menu to “On.”
Note
If the camcorder is fixed to a tripod, etc., for stability,
deactivate the Steady Shot function.
NightShot (PMW-100 only)
Time Data
NightShot is convenient for recording in dark
areas.
Set “Setting” in “NightShot” (page 87) in the
CAMERA SET menu to “On.”
You can also assign NightShot to an assignable
button (page 49) to change value of “Setting” to
“On”/“Off.”
Setting the Timecode
To emit an infrared line
Set “NS Light” in “NightShot” (page 87) in the
CAMERA SET menu to “Auto” to automatically
emit an infrared line from the IR transmitter (page
14).
You can add a hexadecimal number of 8 digits for
pictures as the user bits.
The user bits can also be set to the current date.
Use “Users Bit” (page 94) in the TC/UB SET
menu.
Flickers
Setting the shutter speed according to
the power-supply frequency
Activate the electronic shutter (page 41) and set
the shutter speed according to the power supply
frequency.
Setting the Users Bit
Displaying the Time Data
Recording
Notes
• Avoid covering the IR transmitter with your finger
when using the NightShot infrared line
• The infrared line can reach to about 3 meters.
• If the image is out of focus, adjust the focus manually.
• Using this in a bright area may damage the camcorder.
• When you set the camcorder’s power switch to “OFF,”
NightShot is automatically disabled.
Specify the timecode to be recorded with
“Timecode” and “TC Format” in the TC/UB SET
menu (page 94).
Pressing the DISPLAY button displays the time
data on the screen (page 19).
The indication is switched among the timecode,
user bits, and recording duration each time you
press the DURATION/TC/U-BIT button (page
15).
Display
Contents
TCG **:**:**:**
CLK **:**:**:**
UBG ** ** ** **
DUR **:**:**
Timecode
Timecode (Clock mode)
User bits
Duration from the beginning of
recording
When the frequency is 50 Hz
Set the shutter speed to 1/50 or 1/100 seconds.
When the frequency is 60 Hz
Set the shutter speed to 1/60 or 1/120 seconds.
Using the Flicker-Reduction function
Set “Mode” in “Flicker Reduce” (page 84) in the
CAMERA SET menu to “Auto” or “On” and set
“Frequency” to the power-supply frequency (50
Hz or 60 Hz).
Note
If the frame rate selected for recording is close to the
power-supply frequency, flicker may not be reduced
sufficiently even if you activate the Flicker-Reduction
function. In such cases, use the electronic shutter.
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Recording Audio Signals
Connect the microphone cable to the
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 connectors.
Four channels (CH-1/CH-2/CH-3/CH-4) of audio
can be recorded (Linear PCM recording) in
synchronization with video recording.
You can use the built-in stereo microphones
(omni-directional electret condenser
microphones) or 2-channel external audio inputs
to the AUDIO IN connectors by switching with
the AUDIO IN switches.
Recording
to AUDIO IN
Using the Built-in Stereo
Microphones
External
microphone
Cable clamp
Set the AUDIO IN switches, both CH-1 and
CH-2 (page 16), to INT.
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Set the corresponding AUDIO IN
switch (CH-1/CH-2) (page 16) to EXT.
5
Set the corresponding input (LINE/
MIC/MIC+48V) switch (CH-1/CH-2)
(page 14) according to the connected
microphone.
Using External Inputs
1
Set the AUDIO IN switches CH-1 and
CH-2 to EXT.
2
Connect external audio sources to the
AUDIO IN connectors CH-1 and CH-2
(page 14).
3
Set the input (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V)
switches CH-1 and CH-2 (page 14) to
LINE (line level: +4 dBu).
Using an External Microphone
You can use an external microphone for
recording, such as the ECM-673 Electret
Condenser Microphone.
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1
Lift up the handle of the external
microphone holder (page 14) and open
the cover.
2
Attach a microphone, then return the
external microphone holder cover to its
original position to secure it.
Recording Audio Signals
MIC: For a microphone that requires no
power supply
MIC +48V: For a microphone that requires
+48V power supply (such as the ECM673)
Adjusting the Audio Recording
Levels
To adjust the levels automatically (AGC)
When the AUDIO SELECT switches CH-1 and
CH-2 (page 16) are set to AUTO, the audio
recording levels are automatically adjusted.
To adjust the levels manually
Set the AUDIO SELECT switches CH-1 and CH2 to MANUAL and adjust the audio recording
levels by turning the AUDIO LEVEL knobs
(page 16).
Set the controls to 5 for the reference setting (0
dB). Setting to 10 maximizes the level (+12 dB),
and setting to 0 minimizes it (–∞).
The input levels are displayed on the screen when
you press the DISPLAY button (page 19).
No audio recording is made in Interval Recording
or Frame Recording.
No audio recording is made in Slow & Quick
recording if the recording frame rate is set to a
value different from the playback frame rate.
Monitoring the Audio
You can monitor the sounds being recorded with
the headphones connected to the headphone
connector (stereo mini jack) (page 13).
Note
The built-in speaker is disabled during recording (or
when standing by to record).
To adjust the audio monitoring volume
Use the VOLUME buttons (page 15).
Color Bars/Reference Tone
By setting “Camera/Bars” in “Color Bars” (page
83) in the CAMERA SET menu to “Bars,” you
can output a color-bar signal in place of the
camera picture. When this item is set to
“Camera,” the output returns to the camera
picture.
A 1-kHz reference tone is output with the color
bar signal if “1KHz Tone” in “Audio Input” (page
88) in the AUDIO SET menu is set to “On.”
The color-bar signal and reference-tone signal are
also fed out from the SDI OUT, HDMI OUT,
i.LINK, VIDEO OUT (color bars only), and A/V
OUT connectors.
You can select the type of color bars with “Bars
Type” in “Color Bars” in the CAMERA SET
menu.
Recording
Audio recording in special recording
modes
Useful Functions
Notes
• The color bar mode cannot be output in Slow & Quick
Motion mode and SLS/EX SLS mode.
• You cannot switch to “Color Bars” while recording.
(Switching from “Color Bars” to “Camera” is
available.)
Shot Marks
When you record shot marks for important scenes
of a clip recorded in UDF or FAT HD as
subsidiary data, you can access the marked points
easily on a Shot Mark screen (page 74), which
only displays scenes with shot marks only. This
increases editing efficiency.
The camcorder permits you to record two types of
shot marks: shot mark 1 and shot mark 2.
Shot marks can be recorded as needed during
recording or can be added after recording while
checking the playback pictures on the thumbnail
screen.
Inserting a shot mark during recording
Activate the IR Remote Commander (page 24),
and press the SHOTMARK 1 or SHOTMARK 2
button where you want to insert a shot mark. If the
Shot Mark1 or Shot Mark2 function is assigned to
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an assignable button (page 49), you can also use
that button.
For operations to add shot marks after recording,
see “Adding Shot Marks During Playback (UDF and
FAT HD Mode)” on page 68 and “Adding/Deleting
Shot Marks (UDF and FAT HD Mode)” on page 74.
For operation to apply a name to a shot mark, see
“Defining Shot Mark names in Planning Metadata”
on page 64.
Adding the OK mark
When recording of a clip ends, press the
assignable button to which you assigned the
OK Mark function.
While standing by to record, you can also add an
OK mark to the last-recorded clip (“Last Clip”)
on the selected memory card.
Deleting the OK mark
OK/NG/KP Flags (for UDF Only)
Recording
You can add OK/NG/KP flags to clips recorded
with UDF. By adding flags, you can set the
camcorder to display only clips with certain flag
settings on the thumbnail screen (OK/NG/KP/
None-Clip thumbnail screen) (page 66).
Note
While standing by to record, you can also delete
the OK mark from the clip with the last-added OK
mark.
Use the “Lock Clip” setting (page 69) to protect clips.
Adding or deleting the OK mark to or from
clips before the last one
Adding a flag
Make changes via the thumbnail screen.
During recording or playback, press the
assignable button to which you assigned the
Clip Flag OK/Clip Flag NG/Clip Flag Keep
function.
You can add an OK/NG/KP flag to a clip during
recording or playback.
Deleting a flag
Press the assignable button, twice in
succession, to which you assigned the Clip
Flag OK/Clip Flag NG/Clip Flag Keep
function.
You can delete the OK/NG/KP flag from a clip.
OK/NG/KP flags can also be added and deleted from
the thumbnail screen. For details, see “Adding/
Deleting a Flag (UDF Only)” (page 71).
OK Mark (for FAT HD Mode Only)
By adding the OK mark to a clip recorded in FAT
HD Mode, you can prevent the clip from being
deleted or divided inadvertently. You can also set
the camcorder to display only clips with the OK
mark on the thumbnail screen (OK-Clip
thumbnail screen) (page 66).
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Press the assignable button to which you
assigned the OK Mark function, and select
“Execute.”
Useful Functions
For details on making settings, see “Adding/Deleting
the OK Mark (FAT HD Mode Only)” (page 71).
Rec Review
You can review the last recorded clip on the
screen (Rec Review).
Press the REC REVIEW button (page 17)
after recording is finished.
If the Rec Review function is assigned to an
assignable button (page 49), you can also use that
button.
The last 3 seconds, 10 seconds, or the entire part
of the clip is displayed, depending on the “Rec
Review” setting (page 85) in the CAMERA SET
menu.
Rec Review is terminated at the end of the clip,
resuming STBY (recording standby) status.
To interrupt Rec Review
Press the REC REVIEW or STOP/CAM button
or the assignable button to which you assigned the
Rec Review function.
Notes
• During Rec Review playback, the playback control
buttons other than the STOP/CAM button are disabled.
• If the video format was changed after recording, Rec
Review cannot be performed (except when the change
was from SP 1440/23.98P to SP 1440/59.94i).
• The Setup and PICTURE PROFILE menus cannot be
operated during Rec Review.
Assignable Buttons
The camcorder has assignable buttons (five for
PMW-200, four for PMW-100) (page 16) to
which you can assign various functions for
convenience.
Preparatory settings
Before starting Interval Recording, make the
necessary settings in the CAMERA SET menu
(page 85) in advance.
Performing Interval Recording
When the preparatory settings are completed, you
can start recording.
Press the REC START/STOP button.
Interval Recording
The Interval Recording (time-lapse recording)
function is especially effective for shooting
objects that move very slowly.
The specified number of frames are automatically
recorded at the specified intervals.
Recording interval (Interval Time)
Recording
To change functions
Use “Assign Button” (page 97) in the OTHERS
menu.
The assigned functions can be viewed on the
Button/Remote status screen (page 77).
• Interval Recording mode cannot be used when the
items “DVCAM” or “HDV” are set for “SDI/HDMI/
i.LINK I/O Select” (page 90) in the VIDEO SET
menu, and the video format of “Format” in “System”
(page 99) in the OTHERS menu is set to other than
“HQ mode/23.98P.”
Notes
• You cannot change the “Interval Time” and “Number
of Frames” settings while Interval Recording is in
progress. To change them, pause recording.
• After starting Interval Recording, Rec Review
operation is disabled, even during an interval.
• The timecode is recorded in Rec Run mode (page 94)
during Interval Recording.
• Some extra frames may be recorded if you stop
recording or switch the card slot while recording is
halted in Interval Recording mode.
• “Setting” for “Interval Rec” is automatically set to
“Off” when you set the power switch to OFF, while the
“Interval Time” and “Number of Frames” settings are
maintained.
Frame Recording
Number of frames for one recording session
(Number of Frames)
It is recommended to fix the camcorder to a tripod
or equivalent and use the IR Remote Commander
to start/stop recording rather than pressing the
REC START/STOP button of the camcorder.
Notes
• Audio cannot be recorded in Interval Recording mode.
• Interval Recording cannot be set to “On”
simultaneously with Frame Recording, Picture Cache
Recording, Slow & Quick Motion, or Clip Continuous
Recording. When you set Interval Recording to “On,”
these other functions are forcibly set to “Off.”
• Interval Recording mode cannot be used when
“Format” in “System” (page 99) in the OTHERS menu
is set to “HD420 HQ/720/23.98P” (in UDF HD Mode)
or “SP 1440/23.98P” (in FAT HD Mode).
The Frame Recording function is especially
effective for clay animation recording.
The specified number of frames are recorded
intermittently when you press the REC START/
STOP button.
It is recommended to fix the camcorder to a tripod
or equivalent and use the IR Remote Commander
to start/stop recording rather than pressing the
REC START/STOP button of the camcorder.
Notes
• Audio cannot be recorded in Frame Recording mode.
• Frame Recording cannot be set to “On” simultaneously
with Interval Recording, Picture Cache Recording,
Slow & Quick Motion, or Clip Continuous Recording.
When you set Frame Recording to “On,” these other
functions are forcibly set to “Off.”
• Frame Recording mode cannot be used when “Format”
in “System” (page 99) in the OTHERS menu is set to
“HD420 HQ/720/23.98P” (in UDF HD Mode) or “SP
1440/23.98P” (in FAT HD Mode).
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• Frame Recording mode cannot be used when the items
“DVCAM” or “HDV” are set for “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK
I/O Select” (page 90) in the VIDEO SET menu, and
the video format of “Format” in “System” (page 99) in
the OTHERS menu is set to other than “HQ mode/
23.98P.”
Before starting Frame Recording, make the
necessary settings in the CAMERA SET menu
(page 85) in advance.
by using the Clip Continuous Recording function,
which will add recordings to the same clip until
the function is disabled or turned off.
This is convenient for when you do not want to
create a large number of short clips, or when you
do not want to be restricted by a maximum
number of clips.
A recording start mark is added to each point at
which you resume recording, making it easy to
search for each point.
Performing Frame Recording
Preparatory settings
When the preparatory settings are completed, you
can start recording.
Before starting Clip Continuous Recording, make
the necessary settings to “Clip Cont. Rec” (page
85) in the CAMERA SET menu in advance.
When you set “Setting” to “On,” the Clip
Continuous Recording function is enabled, and
“CONT” appears on the screen (page 19).
You can also assign “Clip Cont. Rec” to an
assignable button (page 49), and set “Setting” to
“On”/“Off” by pressing the button.
Preparatory settings
Recording
1
Press the REC START/STOP button.
When the number of frames you specified
with the menu are recorded, the camcorder
automatically enters FRM STBY (Frame Rec
Standby) status.
2
Press the REC START/STOP button
again.
Each time you press the REC START/STOP
button, the camcorder records the specified
number of frames then enters FRM STBY
status.
Notes
• Recording cannot be stopped until the specified
number of frames are recorded. If the power switch is
set to OFF during recording, the power is only shut off
after the specified number of frames are recorded.
• The Rec Review function cannot be used while
recording in Frame Rec mode is in progress.
• You cannot change the “Number of Frames” setting
while recording in Frame Rec mode is in progress. To
change it, pause the recording.
• The timecode is recorded in Rec Run mode (page 94)
during Frame Recording.
• Some extra frames may be recorded if you stop
recording or switch the card slot while recording is
paused in Frame Rec mode.
• “Setting” for “Frame Rec” is automatically set to “Off”
when you set the power switch to OFF, while the
“Number of Frames” setting is maintained.
Clip Continuous Recording (UDF
Only)
Clips are normally created individually for each
time you start and stop recording, but you can also
continue recording to a single clip regardless of
the number of times you start and stop recording
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Useful Functions
Notes
• Clip Continuous Recording cannot be set to “On”
simultaneously with Picture Cache Recording, Interval
Recording, Frame Recording, or Slow & Quick
Motion. When you set Clip Continuous Recording to
“On,” these other functions are forcibly set to “Off.”
• Clip Continuous Recording cannot be used while
recording.
• This function cannot be used with FAT.
Performing Clip Continuous Recording
When the preparatory settings are completed, you
can start recording.
Press the REC START/STOP button.
When recording starts, the “CONT” indication on
the screen changes to “zREC” (with z in red).
Notes
• If you remove the SxS memory card or the battery
while recording or standing by to record (the “CONT”
indication appears), the SxS memory card must be
restored. Only remove the SxS memory card after Clip
Continuous Recording is complete. If “CONT” is
flashing (1 time per second), you can remove the SxS
memory card.
• Record for at least 2 seconds before you stop
recording.
To disable Clip Continuous Recording mode
While standing by to record, set “Setting” in
“Clip Cont. Rec” (page 85) in the CAMERA SET
menu to “Off.”
Restricted Operations
If you perform any of the following operations
while recording or standing by to record, 1
continuous clip will not be created. The next time
you start recording, a new clip will be created.
• Performing clip operations (locking, deleting,
or changing the names of clips).
• Switching the memory card slot.
• Changing the recording format.
• Setting the power switch to OFF.
• Displaying the thumbnail screen.
• Playing clips.
Performing Picture Cache Recording
Press the REC START/STOP button.
Recording begins, and stored video in the cache
memory is written first to the SxS memory card.
The on-screen “zCACHE” indication changes to
“zREC” (z is red).
To cancel the Picture Cache Recording function
Set “Setting” in “P.Cache Rec” in the CAMERA
SET menu to “Off” or press the assignable button
to which you assigned the Picture Cache function.
Notes
When the Picture Cache Recording function is
active, the camcorder stores the last few seconds
of video captured in the built-in cache memory to
permit you to start recording video on an SxS
memory card from a point before you press the
REC START/STOP button. The maximum
picture cache time is 15 seconds.
Notes
• Picture Cache Recording cannot be set to “On”
simultaneously with Frame Recording, Interval
Recording, Slow & Quick Motion, or Clip Continuous
Recording. When you set Picture Cache Recording to
“On,” these functions are forcefully disabled.
• Picture Cache Recording mode cannot be used while
recording, or while using Recording Review or Freeze
Mix.
• Picture Cache Recording is set to “Off” when you
change any of the settings in “System” (page 99) in the
OTHERS menu.
• When Picture Cache Recording is “On,” the time code
is always recorded in Free Run mode regardless of the
TC/UB SET menu settings (page 94).
Preparatory settings
Before starting Picture Cache Recording, set
“P.Cache Rec” (page 85) in the CAMERA SET
menu.
“Setting” for Picture Cache Recording can also be
set to “On”/“Off” by assigning it to an assignable
button (page 49) and using that button.
When the setting has been made, the special
recording/operation status indication block on the
screen shows “zCACHE,” with z in green
(page 19).
Recording
Picture Cache Recording:
Retroactively Record
• If you change the recording format, the cached data are
cleared and caching is newly started. Therefore, data
cached before you changed the format cannot be
recorded if you start Picture Cache Recording
immediately after changing the format.
• If you start/stop Picture Cache Recording immediately
after you insert an SxS memory card, data may not be
recorded on the card.
• Picture caching starts when you activate the Picture
Cache Recording function. Therefore, video before the
function is activated cannot be recorded with Picture
Cache Recording.
• Picture Cache Recording is invalid for external input
signal (HDV).
• As picture caching is disabled while an SxS memory
card is being accessed, such as during playback, Rec
Review, or thumbnail screen display, Picture Cache
Recording of such a period cannot be made.
• Although you can change the cache time setting while
recording, any new value becomes valid only after
recording has stopped.
Slow & Quick Motion
When the camcorder is in UDF HD Mode or FAT
HD Mode and the video format (page 99) is set to
one of the following settings, you can set the
recording frame rate and playback frame rate to
different values.
NTSC Area
HD422 50/1080/29.97P, HD422 50/1080/23.98P,
HD422 50/720/59.94P, HD420 HQ/720/59.94P,
HD422 50/720/29.97P, HD422 50/720/23.98P
HQ 1920/29.97P, HQ 1920/23.98P, HQ 1280/
59.94P, HQ 1280/29.97P, HQ 1280/23.98P
PAL Area
HD422 50/1080/25P, HD422 50/720/50P,
HD420 HQ/720/50P, HD422 50/720/25P
HQ 1920/25P, HQ 1280/50P, HQ 1280/25P
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Notes
Recording
• Slow & Quick Motion recording cannot be used in SD
Mode.
• Slow & Quick Motion cannot be set to “On”
simultaneously with Frame Recording, Interval
Recording, Picture Cache Recording, or Clip
Continuous Recording. When you set Slow & Quick
Motion to “On,” these other functions are forcibly set
to “Off.”
• Slow & Quick Motion mode cannot be used while
recording, or while using Recording Review or Freeze
Mix.
• Slow & Quick Motion mode cannot be used when
“SLS/EX SLS” (page 83) in the CAMERA SET menu
is set to other than OFF.
• Audio cannot be recorded when the recording and
playback frame rates differ.
In UDF HD Mode or FAT HD Mode, an image
(still picture) of a recorded clip can be
temporarily superimposed on the current camera
picture, permitting you to easily align images for
your next recording.
To use the Freeze Mix function
While standing by to record, assign the Freeze
Mix function to one of the assignable buttons
(page 49).
Superimposing a Freeze Mix image
Preparatory settings
Before starting Slow & Quick Motion recording,
set “S&Q Motion” (page 85) in the CAMERA
SET menu.
When the special recording mode indication on
the screen is active, “S&Q Motion” is displayed
on the screen (page 19).
Setting the recording frame rate with the Direct
menu
When the special recording mode indication on
the screen is active, [Recording frame rate]/
[Playback frame rate fps] is displayed under
“S&Q Motion.”
You can change the recording frame rate with the
Direct menu (page 20).
Recording in Slow & Quick Motion Mode
When the preparatory settings are completed, you
can start recording.
Press the REC START/STOP button.
Notes
• You cannot change the Frame Rate settings while Slow
& Quick Motion recording is in progress. To change
them, pause the recording.
• The timecode is recorded in Rec Run mode during
Slow & Quick Motion recording (page 94).
• When recording at a low-speed frame rate, it may take
time until recording stops after you press the REC
START/STOP button.
• Slow & Quick Motion mode is automatically set to
“Off” when you set the camcorder’s power switch to
OFF. However, the Frame Rate setting is saved.
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Freeze Mix: Image Alignment
Useful Functions
While recording or reviewing images by pressing
the REC REVIEW button, press the ASSIGN
button to which you assigned “Freeze Mix” at the
image with which you want to align. The image is
displayed as a still picture over the current camera
picture.
Canceling Freeze Mix status
You can cancel it with the ASSIGN button to
which you assigned “Freeze Mix” or the REC
START/STOP button.
When you cancel Freeze Mix status by pressing
the ASSIGN button, the normal camera picture is
displayed.
When you cancel Freeze Mix status by pressing
the REC START/STOP button, normal recording
begins.
Notes
• The Freeze Mix function cannot be used in SD Mode.
• Freeze Mix cannot be used when “Format” in
“System” (page 99) in the OTHERS menu is set to
“HD420 HQ/720/23.98P” (in UDF HD Mode) or “SP
1440/23.98P” (in FAT HD Mode).
• If the “Format” setting of the recorded picture and the
current camera picture differ, the Freeze Mix display
cannot be achieved.
• The Freeze Mix display cannot be obtained in Slow &
Quick Motion mode or Slow Shutter mode.
• You cannot operate the Setup menus and PICTURE
PROFILE menu in Freeze Mix status.
Automatic adjustment of flange
focal length (PMW-200 only)
When automatic adjustment of flange focal
length is activated, focusing is performed both at
the wide-angle and telephoto ends of the zoom for
flange focal length adjustment and the result is
stored so that the in-focus condition is maintained
even if you change the zoom position after
focusing.
Notes
If you press the CANCEL button during
adjustment
Automatic adjustment of the flange focal length is
aborted and the condition before starting the
adjustment is resumed.
If the adjustment fails
An error message is displayed.
Check the conditions of the subject and lighting
then perform the adjustment again.
Picture Profiles
You can customize the picture quality, depending
on the conditions or circumstances of recording,
and store settings as a picture profile, enabling
you to recall the profile as necessary.
Six different picture profiles (PP1 to PP6) can be
stored in memory.
The same standard (reference) values are
registered to six picture profiles at the factory as
those specified for the Picture Profile Off status.
1
Set the power switch to ON.
2
Set the IRIS switch of the lens to AUTO.
Picture profiles can be set while recording or standing by
to record. They cannot be operated from the thumbnail
screen.
3
Place a high-contrast subject, such as a
flange focal length adjustment chart,
about 3 m (10 ft.) away from the
camcorder, and light it well enough to
provide a sufficient video output level.
Frame the subject so that it is located in the
center at the telephoto end of the zoom. Make
sure that any object located closer to the lens
than the subject is out of frame at the wideangle end.
4
Set the ZOOM switch to SERVO
(Power Zoom mode).
5
Set CAMERA SET > Auto FB Adjust to
“Execute” in the setup menu, then press
the SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
The adjustment begins.
During adjustment, the in-progress message
is displayed.
When the adjustment finished, the
completion message is displayed.
Recording
• If a subject of insufficient contrast is used, or if the
camcorder or subject moves during the adjustment,
adjustment cannot be made properly. Once the
adjustment begins, do not touch the camcorder body or
lens until it ends.
• When “Setting” of the “EX Slow Shutter” of the
CAMERA SET menu is “On,” be sure to set it to “Off”
before starting the adjustment.
• Be careful that no light source, such as a lamp, the sun,
or a bright window, is in field of view during flange
focal length adjustment.
• Contact your dealer if a flange focal length adjustment
chart is required.
Note
Registering the customized settings as a
Picture Profile
1
Set the power switch (page 13) to ON to
turn on the camcorder.
2
Press the PICTURE PROFILE button
(page 16).
The PICTURE PROFILE menu is displayed.
3
Using the up/down/left/right buttons or
the jog dial, select “SEL,” then press the
SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
4
Select the number of the picture profile
to register from the list, then press the
SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
5
Use the up/down buttons or the jog dial
to select “SET,” then press the SEL/
SET button or the jog dial.
6
Make each setting (page 55).
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7
When the settings have been made,
press the PICTURE PROFILE button.
Selecting a registered Picture Profile
Once you store a picture profile, you can recall
the picture quality registered in the picture
profile.
1
While standing by to record, press the
PICTURE PROFILE button (page 16).
The PICTURE PROFILE menu is displayed.
Recording
2
Using the up/down/left/right buttons or
the jog dial, select “SEL,” then press the
SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
3
Select the number of the picture profile
to use from the list, then press the SEL/
SET button or the jog dial.
If OFF is selected, the picture quality is set to
standard and cannot be changed.
4
Press the PICTURE PROFILE button.
The picture profile being selected is displayed
when you press the DISPLAY button (page 19).
You can also select picture profiles with the
Direct menu (page 20).
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Useful Functions
Picture Profile Items
The values when “Off” is selected at “SEL” of the PICTURE PROFILE menu are shown in bold face
(example: Standard).
PICTURE PROFILE SET
Items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Profile Name
Set the profile name in 8 characters at maximum.
You can use upper- and lowercase alphabetics,
numerics 0 to 9, - (hyphen), _ (underscore) and
space.
Matrix
Set to “On” to activate the color phase adjustment
function with matrix operations for the entire
picture.
Adjusting the color phase
over the entire area with
matrix operations
Setting
On / Off
Note
Recording
Profile name
Standard
Changing the picture profile
name
When this function is set to “Off,” Multi Matrix is
also set to “Off” in synchronization.
Multi Matrix mode
(PMW-200 only)
Select
1/2/3/4/5/6
Select the built-in preset matrix provided for
convenience.
1: Equivalent to SMPTE-240M / 2: Equivalent to
ITU-709 / 3: Equivalent to SMPTE WIDE / 4:
Equivalent to NTSC / 5: Equivalent to EBU / 6:
Equivalent to PAL
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the color saturation for the entire picture
area.
Phase
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the hue for the entire picture area.
R-G, R-B, G-R, G-B, B-R, B-G
–99 to +99 (±0)
Finely adjust the color phase for the entire picture
area by independently setting each of the factors.
Multi Matrix / Color Correction Select the setting items of the Multi Matrix or the
setting items of the Color Correction.
Selecting multi-matrix
correction and color phase
adjustment for the specified
area
Multi Matrix
Setting
On / Off
Makes settings related to
multi-matrix correction.
(Unselectable when “Color Area Indication1)
Correction” is selected in the
On / Off
Multi Matrix mode: PMWColor Detection2)
200 only)
Execute/Cancel
Set to “On” to enable the multi-matrix correction,
which allows specific colors to be selected for
saturation correction in a 16-axis hue space.
Set to “On” to display a zebra pattern in the areas of
the specified color for multi-matrix correction.
Execute to detect the target color on the screen for
multi-matrix correction.
Axis
Specify a color targeted by multi-matrix correction
B / B+ /MG- / MG / MG+ / R / (16-axis mode).
R+ / YL- / YL /YL+ / G- / G /
G+ / CY / CY+ / BHue
–99 to +99 (±0)
Set the the hue of the color targeted by multi-matrix
correction for each 16-axis mode.
Saturation
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the saturation of the color targeted by multimatrix correction for each 16-axis mode.
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PICTURE PROFILE SET
Items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Color Correction
(PMW-200 only)
Setting
On / Off
Adjusting the color phase in
a specific area (Unselectable
when “Multi Matrix” is
Area Detection2)
selected in the Multi Matrix
Execute/Cancel
mode)
Area Indication1)
On / Off
Set to “On” to enable the color phase adjustment
for a specific area. (Simultaneous adjustment of
multiple areas is not allowed. You can adjust it for
one area only.)
Execute to detect the color in the center of the
screen. The area centering around the detected
color of the range specified by “Target Width”
becomes the target area of Color Correction.
Set to “On” to display the Zebra 1 pattern for the
area targeted for Color Correction.
Recording
Note
The area where the Zebra 1 pattern is displayed and
the area targeted for Color Correction, may differ.
Target Phase
0 to 359 (130)
Manually adjust the center color for the area
targeted for Color Correction.
Note
When Area Detection is executed, this setting is
overwritten by the Area Detection result. Perform
fine adjustment with this item as required.
White
Setting the white balance
offset and the color
temperature of the preset
white
Target Width
0 to 90 (40)
Set the width of color phase for the area targeted for
Color Correction.
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Set the saturation for the color in the target area.
Phase
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the hue for the color in the target area.
Offset White
On / Off
Set to “On” to shift the conversion value for auto
white balance in Memory A or B mode and that for
auto tracing white in ATW mode to a lower color
temperature or a higher color temperature.
Offset<A>
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the volume of the offset white (shifting
volumes) of the conversion value in Memory A,
Memory B, or ATW mode, respectively.
Offset<B>
–99 to +99 (±0)
Offset<ATW>
–99 to +99 (±0)
Preset White
2100 to 10000 (3200)
Adjust the preset color temperature when Preset
white balance mode is selected in steps of 100K.
Notes
• Except when the white balance is in Memory A
or B mode or when ATW is active, you cannot
confirm the result of changing the Offset White
and Offset settings on the screen.
• Except when Preset white balance mode is
selected, you cannot confirm the result of
changing the Preset White settings on the screen.
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Useful Functions
PICTURE PROFILE SET
Items
Subitems and setting values Contents
HD Detail
Setting
On / Off
Adjusting the details to be
applied to the picture in HD Level
Mode
–99 to +99 (±0)
Set to “On” to apply the details to the video signal.
Adjust the detail level.
Set the center frequency of the details.
Setting the center frequency higher decreases the
details, and setting it lower increases the details.
Crispening
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the noise-suppression level.
When you set it to a higher level, less noise may be
seen, as fine elements of details are deleted leaving
only high-level elements.
When you set it to a lower level, fine elements are
applied while increasing noise.
H/V Ratio
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the horizontal-to-vertical ratio of detail
elements.
A higher value makes the vertical elements
increased with respect to the horizontal elements.
White Limiter
–99 to +99 (±0)
Limit the white details.
Black Limiter
–99 to +99 (±0)
Limit the black details.
V DTL Creation
NAM / Y / G / G+R
Select the source signal to generate vertical details
from among NAM (G or R whichever is higher), Y,
G, and G+R.
Knee APT Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the knee aperture level (level of details to be
applied to the sections above the knee point).
Useful Functions
Recording
Frequency
–99 to +99 (±0)
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PICTURE PROFILE SET
Items
Subitems and setting values Contents
SD Detail
Setting
On / Off
Set to “On” to apply the details to the video signal.
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the detail level.
Frequency
–99 to +99 (±0)
Set the center frequency of the details.
Setting the center frequency higher decreases the
details, and setting it lower increases the details.
Crispening
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the noise-suppression level.
When you set it to a higher level, less noise may be
seen, as fine elements of details are deleted leaving
only high-level elements.
When you set it to a lower level, fine elements are
applied while increasing noise.
H/V Ratio
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the horizontal-to-vertical ratio of detail
elements.
A higher value makes the vertical elements
increased with respect to the horizontal elements.
White Limiter
–99 to +99 (±0)
Limit the white details.
Black Limiter
–99 to +99 (±0)
Limit the black details.
V DTL Creation
NAM / Y / G / G+R
Select the source signal to generate vertical details
from among NAM (G or R whichever is higher), Y,
G, and G+R.
Knee APT Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the knee aperture level (level of details to be
applied to the sections above the knee point).
Setting
On / Off
Set to “On” to enable the detail level adjustment for
specific color-phase areas.
The detail level is uniform over the entire picture
with the Off setting.
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the skin-tone detail level.
Area Detection2)
Execute/Cancel
Select “Execute” to detect the color in the center of
the screen. The area centering on the detected color
becomes the target area for Skin Tone Detail
control.
Area Indication1)
On / Off
Set to “On” to display the Zebra 1 pattern for the
target area for Skin Tone Detail control.
Saturation
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the color (saturation) level for Skin Tone
Detail control.
Adjusting the details to be
applied to the picture in SD
Mode
Recording
Skin Tone Detail
Adjusting the details to be
applied to the areas of a
specific color phase
Note
When Area Detection is executed, this setting is
automatically returned to 0.
Phase
0 to 359 (130)
Adjust the center color-phase value for the target
area for Skin Tone Detail control.
Note
When Area Detection is executed, this setting is
automatically changed to the value equivalent to
that of the detected color.
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Useful Functions
PICTURE PROFILE SET
Items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Width
0 to 90 (40)
Adjust the width of the color phase of the target
area for Skin Tone Detail control.
Note
When Area Detection is executed, the Width
setting automatically returns to 40.
Aperture
Making settings related to
aperture correction
Adjusting the knee level
Set to “On” to enable aperture correction
(processing to improve resolution by adding highfrequency aperture signals to the video signal,
which corrects degeneration due to high-frequency
characteristics).
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Select the level for the aperture correction.
Setting
On / Off
Set to “On” to compress the high-luminance area of
the picture.
Recording
Knee
Setting
On / Off
Notes
Knee is fixed and cannot be changed in the
following cases:
• When Gamma is set to HG1 to 4
• When the electronic shutter is in slow shutter
mode
• When EX SLS is active
White Clip
Auto Knee
On / Off
Set to “On” to automatically set the best knee
conditions according to the luminance level of the
picture.
With “Off” the knee conditions can be manually
adjusted independently of the luminance level of
the picture.
Point
50 to 109 (90)
Set the knee point when Auto Knee is “Off.”
Slope
–99 to +99 (±0)
Set the knee slope (volume of compression) when
Auto Knee is “Off.”
Knee SAT
On / Off
Set to “On” to enable the knee saturation
adjustment (level for the area over the knee point).
Knee SAT Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the knee saturation level for the area over
the knee point.
Setting
On / Off
Turns white clipping adjustment on or off.
Level
Specifies the white clip level.
Except for [PAL Area], the level
is selected for Country
90.0%~109.0% (108.0%) in
[PAL Area], the level is selected
for Country
90.0%~109.0% (105.0%)
Gamma
Adjusting the gamma
compensation level and
selecting the gamma curve
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the gamma compensation level.
Select3)
STD1 to STD6 / HG1 to HG4
(HD: STD5, SD: STD4)
Select the type of reference curve for gamma
compensation.
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PICTURE PROFILE SET
Items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Black
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the master black level.
–99 to +99 (HD: ±0, SD: -16)
Adjust the level of black gamma function that
emphasizes only the dark areas of the picture to
clear the tones or on the contrary de-emphasizes it
to reduce noise.
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the level of the low key saturation to
heighten the colors only in the dark areas of the
picture or pale them to reduce noise.
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to copy.
Adjusting the black
Black Gamma
Adjusting the black gamma
level
Low Key SAT
Adjusting the low key
saturation
Copy
Recording
Copying a picture profile
PP Data
Writing/loading a picture
profile
Store
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to store a picture profile on an
SxS memory card.
Recall
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to load a picture profile from an
SxS memory card.
Reset
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to reset.
Resetting a picture profile
1) The Area Indication “On”/“Off” setting is common to
all picture profiles PP1 to PP6.
2) To execute “Color Detection” or “Area Detection”
1. Select “Color Detection” or “Area
Detection.”
A square marker that indicates the detection
area appears in the center of the screen, and
“Execute” and “Cancel” are displayed below.
2. Select “Execute.”
Color-phase detection in the marker area is
performed.
When detection successfully ends, a
completion message is displayed then the
screen is restored.
With Multi Matrix, the target color of multimatrix correction is changed to the color
detected by “Color Detection,” and the Area
Indication (zebra pattern) appears on the
screen.
With Skin Tone Detail, the target area for the
adjustment is changed to the area centering
around the color detected by “Area
Detection,” and the Area Indication (zebra
pattern) appears on the screen.
If detection fails, an error message appears,
then the precious screen is restored.
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3) Available gamma curves from “Select” in “Gamma”
(STD: Standard gamma, HD: Hyper gamma)
STD1: A gamma table equivalent to an SD camcorder.
STD2: A gamma table with ×4.5 gain.
STD3: A gamma table with ×3.5 gain.
STD4: A gamma table equivalent to the SMPTE-240M
standard.
STD5: A gamma table equivalent to the ITU-R709
standard.
STD6: A gamma table with ×5.0 gain.
HG1: A gamma table for turning 325% D-range input
into 100% output.
HG2: A gamma table for turning 460% D-range input
into 100% output.
HG3: A gamma table for turning 325% D-range input
into 109% output.
HG4: A gamma table for turning 460% D-range input
into 109% output.
Deleting Clips
While standing by to record, the Last Clip DEL
function for deleting the last recorded clip and the
All Clips DEL function for deleting all clips from
an SxS memory card are available.
For clip deletion on the thumbnail screen, see
“Deleting Clips” on page 72.
To delete using the assignable button
To delete using the Setup menu
Select “Last Clip DEL” in “Clip” (page 100) in
the OTHERS menu, select “Execute,” then select
“Execute” again to delete the last recorded clip
from the SxS memory card.
Note
When Clip Continuous Recording is set to “On,” “Last
Clip DEL” cannot be selected.
Deleting clips collectively
Select “All Clips DEL” in “Clip” (page 100) in
the OTHERS menu, select “Execute,” then select
“Execute” again to delete all the clips from the
SxS memory card.
Notes
• If the SxS memory card contains clips of both of HD
Mode and SD Mode, only the clips of the currently
selected mode are deleted.
• Clips with the OK mark (page 48) cannot be deleted if
FAT is selected for the file system. If UDF is selected,
clips set to “Lock Clip” (page 69) cannot be deleted.
Storing/Retrieving the Setting
Data
You can store all the menu settings (including
picture profiles) as a setup file on an SxS memory
card or a USB flash drive (PMW-200 only).
By retrieving the stored setup file, the proper
setup condition can be immediately obtained.
Storing the Setup file
To use an SxS memory card
Only one setup file—designated with the file
name “SETUP.SUF”—can be stored on one SxS
memory card.
1
Insert a memory card on which you
wish to store the setup file to a card slot.
Check that the corresponding memory card
icon is displayed on the screen. If a memory
card in the other slot is selected, press the
SLOT SELECT button to switch.
2
Recording
Assign the Last Clip DEL function to one of the
assignable buttons (page 49) in advance.
Press the assignable button to which you have
assigned “Last Clip DEL,” and select “Execute”
to delete the last recorded clip from the SxS
memory card.
Note
Values for “Clock Set” and “Hours Meter” in the
OTHERS menu are not stored.
Select “Store” in “Camera Data” (page
96) in the OTHERS menu, then select
“EXECUTE.”
An in-progress message is displayed during
writing. When writing is completed, a completion
message is displayed.
Notes
• If a setup file already exists on the memory card you
specified in Step 1, a message to confirm whether to
overwrite the file is displayed.
• If there is not sufficient space on the memory card, an
error message is displayed.
To use a USB flash drive (PMW-200 only, in UDF
mode)
Connect the formatted USB flash drive to the
external device connector (page 31).
Select All Save(USB) >Execute in step 2.
Retrieving the Setup file
To use an SxS memory card
When you retrieve the stored setup file, the
camcorder settings are changed according to the
file.
1
Insert the memory card on which you
stored the setup file into a card slot.
Check that the corresponding memory card
icon is displayed on the screen. If a memory
card in the other slot is selected, press the
SLOT SELECT button to switch.
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2
Select “Recall” in “Camera Data” (page
96) in the OTHERS menu, then select
“EXECUTE.”
An in-progress message is displayed during data
reading. When the read-out is completed, a
completion message is displayed, indicating that
the camcorder settings have been changed
according to the setup file.
Recording
To use a USB flash drive (PMW-200 only, in UDF
mode)
Connect the formatted USB flash drive to the
external device connector (page 31).
Select All Save(USB) >Execute in step 2.
Resetting to the standard values
The current camcorder settings you made through
various menu and button operations can be
collectively returned to the standard statuses
(factory settings) by executing “All Reset” in the
OTHERS menu.
Planning Metadata
Planning metadata is information about shooting
and recording plans, recorded in an XML file.
Example of a planning metadata file
•
•
•
•
•
Portuguese
Swedish
Norwegian
Danish
Finnish
Notes
• If you define clip and shot mark names in languages
other than those listed above, they may not be
displayed on the LCD monitor/EVF screen.
• If you define clip and shot mark names in French,
Dutch, or Finnish, some characters are displayed in a
different but similar font.
Loading a Planning Metadata file
To record planning metadata together with clips,
it is necessary to load a planning metadata file
into the camcorder’s memory in advance.
To use an SxS memory card
Insert the SxS memory card with the planning
metadata file (.xml) saved to the directory below
into the camcorder’s card slot, then select and
load the file via “Load / Slot(A)” or “Load /
Slot(B)” in “Plan.Metadata” (page 101) in the
OTHERS menu.
UDF: General/Sony/Planning
FAT: BPAV/General/Sony/Planning
To use a USB flash drive (PMW-200 only, in UDF
mode)
1
Connect a USB flash drive formatted
with the FAT32 file system to the
external device connector (page 31).
A file list appears.
Note
The file list displays up to 64 files.
Even if the total number of planning metadata files is 64
or less, all of the planning metadata files may not appear
if the directory where they are located on the USB flash
drive (General/Sony/Planning) contains 512 or more
files.
You can shoot using clip names and shot mark
names defined in advance in a planning metadata
file.
This camcorder can display clip names and shot
mark names defined in the following languages:
• English
• Chinese
• German
• French
• Italian
• Spanish
• Dutch
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Useful Functions
2
Using the up/down/left/right buttons or
the jog dial, select the file which you
want to load in the file list, then press
the SEL/SET button or the jog dial.
Confirming the detailed information in planning
metadata
After loading a planning metadata file into
memory of the camcorder, you can check the
details of the file, such as the filename, time and
“Typhoon_Strikes_Tokyo” is described in UTF-8
format (up to 44 bytes).
Here, “sp” indicates a space, and 3 indicates a
carriage return.
Using the Wi-Fi connection
When connecting the unit with a computer via
Wi-Fi, the file transmission can be done accessing
the unit’s Web menu from a computer.
<?xmlspversion="1.0"spencoding="
UTF-8"?>3
<PlanningMetadataspxmlns="http://
xmlns.sony.net/pro/metadata/
planningmetadata"spassignId="
P0001"spcreationDate="
2011-08-20T17:00:00+09:00"sp
lastUpdate="
2011-09-28T10:30:00+09:00"sp
version="1.00">3
<PropertiessppropertyId="
assignment"spupdate="
2011-09-28T10:30:00+09:00"sp
modifiedBy="Chris">3
<TitlespusAscii=" Typhoon"sp
xml:lang="en"> Typhoon_Strikes_Tokyo
</Title>3
</Properties>3
</PlanningMetadata>3
1
Launch the browser and input http://
<camcorder’s IP address> (page 102) in
the address bar.
Example: When the IP address is
192.168.1.10, input http://192.168.1.10 in
the address bar.
2
Input the user name and password, then
click OK.
User name: admin
Password: (your unit's model in lowercase;
pmw-100 or pmw-200, as appropriate)
Clearing the loaded planning metadata
To clear the planning data loaded in the
camcorder’s memory, proceed as follows:
Select “Clear” in “Plan.Metadata” (page 101) in
the OTHERS menu, then select “Execute.”
Defining a clip name in Planning
Metadata
The following two types of clip name strings can
be written in a planning metadata file.
• ASCII-format name, which is displayed on the
EVF screen
• UTF-8-format name, which is actually
registered as the clip name
You can select the type for displaying the clip
name with “Clip Name Disp” in “Plan.Metadata”
(page 101) in the OTHERS menu.
When you specify a clip name in planning
metadata, the name is displayed under the
operation status indication on the EVF screen.
Example of clip name strings
Use a text editor to modify the description for the
<Title> tag.
The shaded fields in the example are clip name
strings. “Typhoon” is described in ASCII format
(up to 44 characters).
Recording
date of file creation, and the titles specified in the
file.
Select “Properties” in “Plan.Metadata” (page
101) in the OTHERS menu, then select
“Execute.”
Notes
• When you create a file, enter each statement as a single
line by breaking a line with a CRLF only after the last
character of the line, and do not enter spaces except
where specified with “sp.”
• A string of up to 44 bytes (or 44 characters) is valid as
a clip name. If a UTF-8-format string exceeds 44 bytes,
the string up to the 44th byte is used as the clip name.
If only a string in ASCII format is specified, the
ASCII-format name up to the 44th characters is used as
the clip name. When neither the ASCII-format name
string nor UTF-8-format name string is valid, a clip
name in the standard format is used.
Using a clip name defined in planning metadata
Load a planning metadata file that contains the
clip name into memory of the camcorder, then
select “Plan” in “Auto Naming” in “Clip” (page
100) in the OTHERS menu.
Clip names are generated by adding an
underscore (_) and a 5-digit serial number (00001
to 99999).
Example: Typhoon_Strikes_Tokyo_00001,
Typhoon_Strikes_Tokyo_00002, ...
Notes
• If the serial number reaches 99999, it returns to 00001
upon the next recording.
• When you load another planning metadata file, the 5digit serial number returns to 00001.
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Defining Shot Mark names in Planning
Metadata
Copying Planning Metadata files
collectively
When you record shot mark 1 or shot mark 2, you
can apply a name to the shot mark, using a string
defined in planning metadata.
You can copy planning metadata files stored in
the General folder on an SxS memory card
collectively to another SxS memory card.
Select “General Files” in “Copy All” (page 101)
in the OTHERS menu.
Recording
Example of shot mark name strings
Use a text editor to modify the description for the
<Meta name> tag.
The shaded fields in the example are shot mark
name strings.
Names can be either in ASCII format (up to 32
characters) or UTF-8 format (up to 16 characters).
Here, “sp” indicates a space and 3 indicates a
carriage return.
Note
If a name string contains even one non-ASCII character,
the maximum length of that string is limited to 16
characters.
<?xmlspversion="1.0"spencoding="
UTF-8"?>3
<PlanningMetadata xmlns="http://
xmlns.sony.net/pro/metadata/
planningmetadata"spassignId="
H00123"spcreationDate="
2011-04-15T08:00:00Z"splastUpdate="
2011-04-15T15:00:00Z"spversion=
"1.00">3
<PropertiessppropertyId=
"assignment"spclass="original"sp
update="2011-04-15T15:00:00Z"sp
modifiedBy="Chris">3
<TitlespusAscii="Football
Game"spxml:lang="en">
Football Game 15/04/2011
</Title>3
<Metaspname="_ShotMark1"sp
content=" Goal "/>3
<Metaspname="_ShotMark2"sp
content=" Shoot "/>3
</Properties>3
</PlanningMetadata>3
Note
When you create a file, enter each statement as a single
line by breaking a line with a CRLF only after the last
character of the line, and do not enter spaces except
where specified with “sp,” except within shot mark name
strings.
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Useful Functions
Playback
Thumbnail Screens
When you press the THUMBNAIL button (page 15), clips recorded on the SxS memory card are
displayed as thumbnails on the screen. If no clips are recorded on the card, a no-clip message is displayed.
You can start playback from the clip selected on the thumbnail screen. The playback picture can be seen
on the LCD monitor/EVF and external monitors.
Press the STOP/CAM button (page 15) to exit the thumbnail screen and return to the recording screen.
Note
Even if the SxS memory card contains a mixture of HD and SD clips, the normal thumbnail screen shows only clips of
the mode selected in “HD/SD” in “System” (page 99) in the OTHERS menu.
To display all recorded clips regardless of the HD/SD Mode, switch the screen to the All-Clip thumbnail screen (page 66).
Configuration of the Thumbnail Screen
The icon of the current SxS memory card is highlighted, shading the nonselected
one. (If the card is write-protected, a lock icon is displayed to the left.)
Playback
Data for the clip selected with the cursor are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Current clip No./ Total number of clips
120min
0011 / 0300
Cursor
(yellow)
01/JAN 10 : 53
01/JAN 11 : 53
01/JAN 12 : 53
01/JAN 13 : 53
01/JAN 14 : 53
01/JAN 15 : 53
01/JAN 16 : 53
01/JAN 17 : 53
11
1
10
01/JAN 18 : 53
2
01/JAN 19 : 53
01/JAN 20 : 53
01 / JAN / 2009 10 : 53 S&Q 29 / 24
JPAN0011( 1 )
HQ 1920 / 23.9P
3
4 5
6
1. Thumbnail
In UDF and FAT HD Mode: The thumbnail
image for each clip is an index frame from the
clip. When recording, the first frame of a clip is
automatically set as the index frame. This frame
can be adjusted (page 74). Below each
thumbnail, the recording date and recording
start time are displayed. If the clip is locked or is
set with an OK mark, the lock mark
is
displayed.
In FAT SD mode: The thumbnail image for each
clip is the first frame of the clip. Below each
01/JAN 21 : 53
TCR 00 : 00 : 00 : 00
MP4 DUR 00 : 03 : 19 : 23
7
9
8
thumbnail, the recording date and recording
start time are displayed. If the file was split into
multiple parts because its file size exceeded 2
GB, the take mark
is displayed. Split files
can be viewed via the EXPAND CLIP screen
(page 72).
2. Date and starting time of recording
3. Clip name
In FAT SD Mode, if the file was split into
multiple parts because its file size exceeded 2
GB, the segment number is displayed after the
name, separated with a slash.
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4. Lock mark (UDF and FAT HD Mode
only)
UDF: A lock mark appears if the selected clip is
locked.
FAT HD Mode: A lock mark appears if the
selected clip has an OK mark.
5. AV independent file icon (UDF and FAT
HD Mode only)
Displayed only if the selected clip is an AV
independent file. This indicates that not all
operations and indications may be available,
because the clip may have been added manually
to the SxS file via a computer, etc., and there is
no management file for it.
6. Recording video format
7. File format
Playback
The file format (MXF, MP4, AVI) of the
selected clip is displayed. (This item is not
indicated when the recording mode is UDF-HD
mode.)
8. Duration of the clip
9. Timecode
The timecode of the index frame is displayed.
10. OK/NG/KP mark (UDF and FAT HD
Mode only)
UDF: The mark is displayed if the selected clip
has an OK/NG/KP flag.
FAT HD Mode: The OK mark is displayed if the
selected clip has an OK mark.
11. Special recording information (UDF and
FAT HD Mode only)
If the selected clip was recorded in a special
recording mode (Slow & Quick Motion, Interval
Recording, or Frame Recording), the mode is
displayed.
Clips recorded in Slow & Quick Motion display
the “Recording frame rate/playback frame rate
fps” to the right.
Changing the Type of Thumbnail
Screen
The type of thumbnail screen can be changed as
follows by pressing the THUMBNAIL button
(page 15).
UDF
The normal thumbnail screen, OK/NG/KP/None
clip thumbnail screen, and All-Clip thumbnail
screen are cyclically displayed.
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Thumbnail Screens
FAT HD Mode
The normal thumbnail screen, OK clip thumbnail
screen, and All-Clip thumbnail screen are
cyclically displayed.
FAT SD Mode
The normal thumbnail screen and All-Clip
thumbnail screen are alternately displayed.
OK/NG/KP/None-Clip thumbnail screen
Only the clips flagged OK/NG/KP—or clips with
no flag (“None”)—among the clips on the current
SxS memory card are displayed.
You can select the type of flag to display with
“Filter Clips” in “Clip” (page 100) in the
OTHERS menu.
OK-Clip thumbnail screen
Only the clips marked OK among the clips on the
current SxS memory card are displayed.
All-Clip thumbnail screen
The All-Clip thumbnail screen shows all clips on
the current SxS memory card regardless of the
HD or SD Mode, permitting you to check whether
the card contains any clips of another mode than
that currently selected.
Note
You cannot start playback from the All-Clip thumbnail
screen.
Press the THUMBNAIL button again to return to the
normal thumbnail screen, and playback and clip
operations are enabled.
Switching the SxS memory cards
When two memory cards are loaded, press the
SLOT SELECT button (page 16) to switch
memory cards.
Note
Card switching is enabled only when the thumbnail
screen is displayed or when an external input picture is
displayed by pressing the STOP/CAM button.
You cannot switch memory cards during playback.
Continuous playback of cards in slots A and B is not
possible.
Playing Clips
For playback operations, use the playback control
buttons on the handle (page 15). When the IR
Remote Commander is enabled, you can use its
playback control buttons instead (page 24).
Information displayed on the playback
screen
The following information is superimposed on
the playback picture.
1
120min
2
B PLAY
3
4
5
TCR 00:00:00:00
0011/03 00
Playing the Selected and
Subsequent Clips in Sequence
1
CH1
CH2
7
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
selected clip.
Notes
• The playback picture may be momentarily distorted or
frozen between clips. The playback control buttons
and THUMBNAIL button do not function during this
condition.
• When you select a clip on the thumbnail screen and
start playback, the playback picture at the beginning of
the clip may be distorted. To start playback without
distortion, once pause playback after starting it, press
the PREV button to return to the top of the clip, then
restart playback.
1. Battery remaining/DC IN voltage
2. Playback mode
3. SxS memory card
Playback
2
Using the up/down/left/right buttons or
the jog dial, move the cursor to the
thumbnail image of the clip with which
you wish to start playback.
A
mark appears to the left if the SxS memory
card is write-protected.
4. Time data
The time data for the playback picture are
displayed. Each time you press the
DURATION/TC/U-BIT button, the indication
is switched between timecode (TCR) and userbit (UB) data.
5. Clip no./total number of clips
This is displayed for FAT. It is also displayed
for UDF if “Find Mode” in “Clip” (page 100) in
the OTHERS menu is set to “Clip.”
6. Clip no./total number of clips, essence
mark no./total number of essence marks
This is displayed for UDF if “Find Mode” in
“Clip” (page 100) in the OTHERS menu is set
to “Rec Start.”
7. Audio levels
The audio levels for the recording are displayed.
Playing Clips
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Monitoring Audio
In Normal playback mode, you can monitor the
recorded audio signals through the built-in
speaker (page 14) or connected headphones.
With the headphones connected to the headphone
connector (page 13), the built-in speaker is turned
off.
Press the VOLUME buttons (page 15) to adjust
the sound volume.
You can select audio channel(s) to be monitored
with “Audio Output” (page 89) in the AUDIO
SET menu.
Clip Operations
During thumbnail screen playback, etc., you can
operate the clips or confirm and change the
subsidiary data for clips using the Clip Operation
menus. The corresponding Clip Operation menu
pops up on the screens as shown below when you
press the SET/SEL button or the jog dial.
Clip Operation Menus
Thumbnail screen (page 69)
Cueing Up
CANCEL
DISP CLIP INFO
Playback
To start playback from the top of the first clip
Press the PREV button and F REV button
simultaneously. The top of the first-recorded clip
on the memory card is cued up.
To start playback from the top of the last clip
Press the F FWD button and NEXT button
simultaneously. The top of the last-recorded clip
on the memory card is cued up.
OK MARK ADD (FAT only)
OK MARK DELETE (FAT only)
OK FLAG ADD (UDF only)
NG FLAG ADD (UDF only)
KEEP FLAG ADD (UDF only)
CLIP FLAG DELETE (UDF only)
LOCK CLIP (UDF only)
Adding Shot Marks During
Playback (UDF and FAT HD Mode)
COPY CLIP
In the same manner as in recording, you can add
shot marks to the clip during playback.
DELETE CLIP
At the point where you wish to add a shot
mark, press the “Shot Mark1” or “Shot
Mark2” assigned button, or the
SHOTMARK 1 or 2 button on the IR
Remote Commander.
SHOT MARK1
Notes
• No shot mark can be added if the memory card is writeprotected.
• No shot mark can be added to the first or last frame of
a clip.
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UNLOCK CLIP (UDF only)
Clip Operations
ALL MARKS
SHOT MARK2
REC START MARK (UDF only)
EXPAND CLIP
Expand Clip screen (page 73)
CANCEL
EXPAND (COARSE)
Clip Operation menu on the thumbnail
screen
PAUSE
Pressing the SEL/SET button or the jog dial with
the thumbnail screen (page 65) displayed calls the
Clip Operation menu for the clip at the cursor.
SET INDEX PIC
Item
EXPAND (FINE)
SHOT MARK1 ADD
SHOT MARK2 ADD
SHOT MARK1 DEL
SHOT MARK2 DEL
DIVIDE CLIP (FAT only)
Shot Mark screen (page 74)
CANCEL
PAUSE
SHOT MARK1 DEL
SHOT MARK2 DEL
DIVIDE CLIP (FAT only)
Note
Selectable menu items are limited in SD Mode.
Basic Operations of the Clip
Operation Menus
Use the up/down/left/right buttons or the jog dial
to select a menu item, then press the SEL/SET
button or the jog dial.
Pressing the CANCEL button restores the
previous condition.
Selecting “CANCEL” from a Clip Operation
menu turns the Clip Operation menu off.
Notes
• When the SxS memory card is write-protected, some
operations are unavailable.
• There may be items that cannot be selected depending
on the status when the menu is displayed.
Playback
SET INDEX PIC
Function
DISP CLIP INFO Displays the clip's information
screen (page 70).
OK MARK
Adds an OK mark (page 71).
ADD 1)
OK MARK
Deletes the OK mark (page 71).
DELETE 1)
OK FLAG
Adds an OK flag (page 71).
ADD 2)
NG FLAG
Adds a NG flag (page 71).
ADD 2)
KEEP FLAG
Adds a KP flag (page 71).
ADD 2)
CLIP FLAG
Deletes the flag (page 71).
DELETE 2)
Locks and protects a clip (page
LOCK CLIP 2)
71).
UNLOCK CLIP 2) Unlocks a protected clip (page
71).
COPY CLIP
Copies the clip to another SxS
memory card (page 71).
DELETE CLIP
Deletes the clip (page 72).
ALL MARKS 3) Displays thumbnails of all frames
with an essence mark recorded
(page 73).
SHOT MARK1 3) Displays only thumbnails of
frames with shot mark 1 recorded
(page 73).
SHOT MARK2 3) Displays only thumbnails of
frames with shot mark 2 recorded
(page 73).
REC START
Displays thumbnails of frames
MARK
with a Recording Start mark and
the first frames of clips without
Recording Start marks (page 73).
EXPAND CLIP
Switches to the EXPAND CLIP
screen (page 72).
1) Effective with FAT HD Mode only.
2) Effective with UDF only.
3) Effective with UDF and FAT HD Mode.
Clip Operations
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Displaying the Detailed Information of a Clip
Select “DISP CLIP INFO” from a Clip Operation menu.
4
120min
CL I P I NFO
JPAN0011( 1 )
OK
01 / JAN / 2009 10 : 53
HQ 1920 / 23.9 P
MP4
S&Q Mot i on 29 / 24fp s
TCR 00 : 05 : 00 : 02
TCR 00 : 05 : 00 : 00 STR
TCR 00 : 08 : 19 : 23 END
DUR 00 : 03 : 20 : 00
CH1/2 /3 /4 /5 /6 /7 /8
1
2
PREV CLI P
NEXT CL I P
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Playback
3
1. Image of the current clip
2. Image of the previous clip
Press the PREV button to switch to the clip info
screen of the previous clip.
In FAT SD Mode, the previous segment of a
segmented clip is displayed.
3. Image of the next clip
Press the NEXT button to switch to the clip info
screen of the next clip.
In FAT SD Mode, the next segment of a
segmented clip is displayed.
4. Clip name
For a clip name of 12 characters or longer, only
the first 5 and last 5 characters of the name are
displayed. To check the non-displayed block of
the name, press the jog dial or the SEL/SET
button to display the entire clip name (LongDisplay mode). Press the jog dial or the SEL/
SET button again to cancel Long-Display mode.
Long-Display mode is also canceled by
switching to the previous or next clip with the
PREV or NEXT button.
In FAT SD Mode, if the file was split into
multiple parts because its file size exceeded 2
GB, the segment number is displayed after the
name, separated with a slash.
5. Lock mark (UDF and FAT HD Mode
only)
UDF: A lock mark appears if the selected clip is
locked.
FAT HD Mode: A lock mark appears if the
selected clip has an OK mark.
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0011 / 0300
Clip Operations
6. OK/NG/KP mark (UDF and FAT HD
Mode only)
UDF: The mark is displayed if the selected clip
has an OK/NG/KP flag.
FAT HD Mode: The OK mark is displayed if the
selected clip has an OK mark.
7. Date and starting time of recording
8. File format
The file format (MXF, MP4, AVI) of the
selected clip is displayed.
9. Special recording information (UDF and
FAT HD Mode only)
If the selected clip was recorded in a special
recording mode (Slow & Quick Motion, Interval
Recording, or Frame Recording), the mode is
displayed.
Clips recorded in Slow & Quick Motion display
the “Recording frame rate/playback frame rate
fps” to the right.
10. Timecode of the displayed frame
11. Timecode at the recording starting point
12. Timecode at the recording ending point
13. Duration of the clip
14. Recorded audio channels
15. Recorded video format
Adding/Deleting a Flag (UDF Only)
Copying Clips
You can add an OK/NG/KP flag to clips recorded
in UDF. By adding flags, you can set the
camcorder to display only clips with certain flag
settings on the thumbnail screen (OK/NG/KP/
None-Clip thumbnail screen) (page 66).
When adding a flag, you can select from OK
FLAG ADD, NG FLAG ADD, and KEEP FLAG
ADD in the Clip Operation menu (page 69) on the
thumbnail screen. When deleting a flag, select
CLIP FLAG DELETE.
You can copy clips on an SxS memory card to
another SxS memory card.
Each clip is copied with the same name to the
destination SxS memory card.
Note
Flagged clips are not protected. To protect clips from
deletion, select LOCK CLIP in the Clip Operation menu
(page 69) on the thumbnail screen. To remove the
protection, select UNLOCK CLIP.
By adding an OK mark to clips recorded in FAT
HD Mode, you can set the camcorder to display
only the necessary clips on the thumbnail screen
(page 66). Clips with an OK mark added are
blocked from being deleted or segmented. To
delete or segment them, remove the OK mark.
From the thumbnail screen Clip Operation menu
(page 69), you can select OK MARK ADD to add
an OK mark, or OK MARK DELETE to delete
the OK mark.
Select “OK MARK ADD” from the Clip
Operation menu to add the OK mark, or select
“OK MARK DELETE” from the Clip Operation
menu to delete it.
Playback
Adding/Deleting the OK Mark (FAT
HD Mode Only)
Notes
• If there is another clip having the same name on the
destination SxS memory card, the clip is copied under
a name adding a single-digit number in parentheses to
the end of the original clip name.
The parenthetical number is the minimum value that
does not exist in the destination memory card.
Examples:
ABCD0002(1) if ABCD0002 exists
ABCD0002(2) if ABCD0002(1) exists
ABCD0005(4) if ABCD0005(3) exists
• When using FAT, you cannot copy a file 10 times or
more if clips with the same clip name followed by
parenthetical numbers (1) to (9) already exist on the
card.
• When using UDF, you cannot copy a file 1000 times or
more if clips with the same clip name followed by
parenthetical numbers (1) to (999) already exist on the
card.
• A warning message is displayed if there is not
sufficient space on the destination SxS memory card.
Replace the SxS memory card with one with sufficient
space.
• When copying an SxS memory card on which multiple
clips have been recorded, copying all clips to the end
may not be achieved, even if the destination card has
the same capacity as the source card, depending on
usage conditions, memory characteristics, etc.
Copying a specified clip
You can copy a clip selected on the thumbnail
screen to another SxS memory card.
Select “COPY CLIP” from the Clip Operation
menu.
Copying clips collectively
By using the Setup menu, you can copy clips on
an SxS memory card collectively to another SxS
memory card.
If the memory card contains clips of both HD and
SD Mode, only the clips of the currently selected
mode are copied. This may be convenient when
you wish to extract clips of the same mode only.
Select “Clips” in “Copy All” (page 101) in the
OTHERS menu.
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Deleting Clips
EXPAND CLIP screen in UDF and FAT HD
Mode
You can delete clips from the SxS memory card.
Select “DELETE CLIP” from the Clip Operation
menu.
Current frame number
120min
EXPAND CLIP
0000123
Note
Clips with an OK mark and flagged clips set to LOCK
CLIP cannot be deleted.
To delete them, release the OK mark or the LOCK CLIP
setting before performing the delete operation.
01 : 10 : 20 : 00
S1
01 : 11 : 00 : 00
S2
01 : 10 : 30 : 00
01 : 10 : 40 : 00
01 : 10 : 50 : 00
01 : 11 : 10 : 00
01 : 11 : 20 : 00
01 : 11 : 30 : 00
Deleting clips collectively
01 : 11 : 40 : 00
By using the Setup menu, you can delete clips
from an SxS memory card collectively.
Select “All Clips DEL” in “Clip” (page 100) in
the OTHERS menu.
Notes
Playback
• If the memory card contains clips of both HD and SD
Mode, only the clips of the currently selected mode are
deleted.
• Clips with an OK mark and flagged clips set to LOCK
CLIP cannot be deleted.
Displaying the EXPAND CLIP
Screen
In UDF and FAT HD Mode, the EXPAND CLIP
screen permits you to divide a clip into 12 blocks
of equal duration and show a thumbnail image of
the first frame of each block on the screen.
In FAT SD Mode, the EXPAND CLIP screen
shows the thumbnail images of the first frames of
the segment files only for a clip segmented
because its file size exceeded 2 GB.
This helps you to quickly cue up to a desired
scene in a clip of long duration.
You can display the EXPAND CLIP screen by
selecting the clip on the thumbnail screen.
1
Select a clip on the thumbnail screen,
then press the SEL/SET button or the
jog dial.
The corresponding Clip Operation menu
pops up.
2
Select “EXPAND CLIP.”
The EXPAND CLIP screen appears for the
clip that you selected on the thumbnail
screen.
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Clip Operations
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S2
01 : 12 : 00 : 00
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2
Detailed information for the clip is displayed at
the bottom of the screen.
The items other than the following are the same as
those on the normal thumbnail screen (page 65):
1. Frame information
The following icons show the marking for the
frame at the cursor.
Index frame
S1
S2
Frame with shot mark 1 added
Frame with shot mark 2 added
The same icons may also be displayed below the
thumbnail image of each frame. If the frame has
multiple markings, one of the icons is displayed,
in the priority order of index frame, shot mark 1,
and shot mark 2.
2. Timecode indication
The timecode of the frame at the cursor is
displayed.
EXPAND CLIP screen in FAT SD Mode
Current frame number
120min
EXPAND CLIP
00 : 00 : 00 : 00
00 : 09 : 30 : 00
0000001
00 : 19 : 00 : 00
Clip Operation menu on the EXPAND CLIP
screen
UDF and FAT HD Mode
When you select a frame on the EXPAND CLIP
screen and press the SEL/SET button or the jog
dial, the Clip Operation menu pops up to enable
operations such as displaying more detailed split
displays and saving the frames after the selected
frame as different clip.
Item
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2
1. Timecode indication
The timecode of the segmentation file at the
cursor is displayed.
2. Duration
The duration of the segmentation file at the
cursor is displayed.
To decrease the number of
partitions of the clip
To increase the number of
partitions of the clip
To set to Pause mode at the
selected frame
SET INDEX PIC To specify the selected frame for
the index frame of the clip (page
74)
SHOT MARK1
To add shot mark 1 to the selected
ADD
frame (page 74)
SHOT MARK2
To add shot mark 2 to the selected
ADD
frame (page 74)
SHOT MARK1
To delete shot mark 1 from the
DEL
selected frame (page 74)
SHOT MARK2
To delete shot mark 2 from the
DEL
selected frame (page 74)
DIVIDE CLIP
To divide the clip into two clips at
the selected frame (page 75)
Playback
Detailed information for the clip is displayed at
the bottom of the screen.
The items other than the following are the same as
those on the normal thumbnail screen (page 65):
Function
EXPAND
(COARSE)
EXPAND
(FINE)
PAUSE
FAT SD Mode
You can select “PAUSE” only on the EXPAND
CLIP screen in FAT SD Mode.
Displaying the SHOT MARK
Screen (UDF and FAT HD Mode)
When one or more shot marks or recording start
marks are recorded for a single clip, you can
display only frames with those marks as
thumbnail images on the screen.
1
Select a clip on the thumbnail screen,
then press the SEL/SET button or the
jog dial.
2
Select ALL MARK, SHOT MARK1,
SHOT MARK2, or REC START
MARK from the Clip Operation menu
(page 69).
Clip Operations
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SHOT MARK screen example (when ALL
MARKS is selected)
120min
SHOT MARK1
S1
01 : 10 : 20 : 00
S2
01 : 10 : 30 : 00
S1
01 : 11 : 00 : 00
S1
01 : 11 : 10 : 00
- - -
0031 / 0031
S2
- - -
01 : 10 : 40 : 00
- - -
- - -
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S1
01 : 10 : 50 : 00
- - -
- - -
Function
PAUSE
To set to Pause mode at the selected
frame
SET INDEX PIC To specify the selected frame for the
index frame of the clip (page 74)
SHOT MARK1 To delete the shot mark 1 from the
DEL
selected frame (page 74)
SHOT MARK2 To delete the shot mark 2 from the
DEL
selected frame (page 74)
DIVIDE CLIP
To divide the clip into two clips at
the selected frame (page 75) (FAT
HD mode Only)
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Playback
The detailed information of the clip is displayed
at the bottom of the screen.
The items other than the following are the same as
those on the EXPAND CLIP screen (page 72) in
UDF and FAT HD mode:
Adding/Deleting Shot Marks (UDF
and FAT HD Mode)
Adding a shot mark in Pause mode
Select “SHOT MARK1 ADD” or “SHOT
MARK2 ADD” from the Clip Operation menu.
1. Timecode indication
The timecode of the frame at the cursor on the
SHOT MARK screen is displayed.
Move the cursor to the first/last frame
When the cursor is at a user-designated position,
press the F REV and PREV buttons
simultaneously to move the cursor the first frame.
Press the F FWD and NEXT buttons
simultaneously to move the cursor to the last
frame.
Switch to the clip shot mark screen for a different
clip
When the cursor is at the first frame for a clip,
press the PREV or up button, or turn the jog dial
up to switch to the previous displayable clip shot
mark screen.
When the cursor is at the last frame for a clip,
press the NEXT or down button, or turn the jog
dial down to switch to the next displayable clip
shot mark screen.
Clip Operation menu on the SHOT MARK
screen
When you select a frame on the SHOT MARK
screen and press the SEL/SET button or the jog
dial, the Clip Operation menu pops up to permit
you further operations.
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Item
Clip Operations
Adding a shot mark on the EXPAND CLIP
screen
Select “SHOT MARK1 ADD” or “SHOT
MARK2 ADD” from the Clip Operation menu.
Deleting a shot mark
You can delete shot marks on the EXPAND CLIP
screen (page 72) or on the SHOT MARK screen
(page 73).
Select “SHOT MARK1 DEL” or “SHOT
MARK2 DEL” from the Clip Operation menu.
Changing the Index Frame (UDF
and FAT HD Mode)
You can change the index frame to another frame
you selected on the EXPAND CLIP screen (page
72) or the SHOT MARK screen (page 73).
Select “SET INDEX PIC” from the Clip
Operation menu.
Note
Even if you specify a frame other than the top frame for
the index frame, playback always begins from the top
frame when you start it from the thumbnail screen.
Dividing a Clip (FAT HD Mode
Only)
In FAT HD Mode, you can divide a clip into two
different clips at the frame you select on the
EXPAND CLIP screen (page 72) or the SHOT
MARK screen (page 73).
Select “DIVIDE CLIP” from the Clip Operation
menu.
The first 4 characters of the original clip name are
carried on, continuing to the last number on the
memory card by the second 4 numerics.
Example: If you divide a clip named ABCD0002
into two clips under the condition where a
new clip will be named EFGH0100, clip
ABCD0100 and clip ABCD0101 are created.
Note
Playback
If the remaining space on the memory card is insufficient
for divided clips, a message informing you of it appears.
Clip Operations
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Status Displays
Showing the Status Screens
Press the STATUS button (page 15) to display
status screens on the LCD monitor/EVF screen/
external video monitor.
Use the up/down buttons (page 15) or the jog dial
(page 16) to perform operations and switch the
screens in sequence.
When you press the STATUS button again, the
status screen display is canceled.
For connections of an external monitor, see
“Connecting External Monitors and Recording
Devices” on page 105.
Camera Status Screen
White Bal: White balance status
Display Contents
B
Status Displays
A
PRST
The color temperature stored in white
memory B is indicated.
The color temperature stored in white
memory A is indicated.
The color temperature set as the preset
white is indicated. The color temperature of
preset white can be changed using the
PICTURE PROFILE menu.
Gain: GAIN switch settings
The gain values of the positions L, M, and H of
the GAIN switch assigned in the CAMERA SET
menu are displayed.
Handle Zoom Speed: Handle zoom speed
settings
The speed values assigned to each position of the
Zoom Speed switch (page 15) in “Zoom Speed”
(page 84) in the CAMERA SET menu are
displayed.
Display Contents
H
L
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Speed obtained when the zoom speed
switch is set to the H position
Speed obtained when the zoom speed
switch is set to the L position
Showing the Status Screens
Zebra: Zebra status
Display Contents
1
2
“On” is displayed and the setting of
“Zebra1 Level” in “Zebra” in the LCD/VF
SET menu is displayed to the right when
“Zebra Select” in “Zebra” in the LCD/VF
SET menu is set to “1” or “Both” and you
set the Zebra function to “On.” If the Zebra
function is set to “Off” or “Zebra Select” is
set to “2,” “Off” appears.
“On” is displayed when “Zebra Select” in
“Zebra” in the LCD/VF SET menu is set to
“2” or “Both” and you set the Zebra
function to “On.” If the Zebra function is
set to “Off” or “Zebra Select” is set to “1,”
“Off” appears.
Skin Tone Detail: Skin-tone detail status
The current status (On or Off) of “Setting” of
“Skin Tone Detail” of the PICTURE PROFILE
menu is displayed.
Picture Profile: Picture Profile selection status
The selected Picture Profile number and name are
displayed. (If Picture Profile is off, “Off” is
displayed.)
Audio Status Screen
Video Status Screen
Output CH: External output/headphone output
Depending on the setting of “Output CH” in
“Audio Output” in the AUDIO SET menu and the
setting of “Monitor CH,” the audio channel(s)
external output and headphones output is
displayed as follows.
• CH-1: When left/right are CH-1
• CH-2: When left/right are CH-2
• CH-3: When left/right are CH-3
• CH-4: When left/right are CH-4
• CH-1/CH-2: When left is CH-1 and right is CH2 (stereo)
• CH-3/CH-4: When left is CH-3 and right is CH4 (stereo)
• CH-1+CH-2: When both left and right are CH1 and CH-2 (monaural)
• CH-3+CH-4: When both left and right are CH3 and CH-4 (monaural)
Video Format
Video Format: Video format setting
The number of vertical lines, frame rate, scan
format (i/P), and file system (UDF/FAT) of the
video format set in “Format” in “System” in the
OTHERS menu are displayed.
CH-1/CH-2/CH-3/CH-4: Audio level meters
The 4-channel audio level meters (2 meters when
using 2-channel settings) are displayed.
While recording (or standing by to record), the
level of the audio inputs (the EE audio levels) are
displayed. During playback, the audio playback
level is displayed according to the setting of
“Output CH” in “Audio Output” in the AUDIO
SET menu.
If audio is input from the i.LINK (HDV/DV)
connector while displaying thumbnails, while
playback is stopped, or while recording an
external signal, the audio input level is displayed.
In this case, the leftmost channels that are
displayed are CH-1 and CH-2, regardless of the
setting of “Output CH” in “Audio Output” in the
AUDIO SET menu.
Wind Filter
The “On”/“Off” setting of Wind Filter is
displayed to the right of each input source. Wind
Filter settings can be made from “Wind Filter
CH1” to “Wind Filter CH4” in “Audio Input” in
the AUDIO SET menu.
SDI Output: Output for SDI
The “SDI” setting in “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O
Select” in the VIDEO SET menu is displayed.
HDMI Output: Output for HDMI
The “HDMI” setting in “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O
Select” in the VIDEO SET menu is displayed.
i.LINK I/O: Input and output for i.LINK
The “i.LINK” setting in “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O
Select” in the VIDEO SET menu is displayed.
Down Converter: SD output down-converter
setting
In HD mode, the “Down Converter” setting
(Squeeze, Letterbox, Edge Crop) in the VIDEO
SET menu is displayed.
In SD mode, “Edge Crop” is displayed when EC
(Edge Crop) in “Format” in “System” in the
OTHERS menu is selected, and “Squeeze” is
displayed when SQ (Squeeze) in “Format” in
“System” in the OTHERS menu is selected.
Status Displays
Speaker: Speaker output
The audio channel(s) output to the internal
speaker is displayed.
As the speaker is monaural, CH-1+CH2 or CH3+CH-4 is displayed when “Monitor CH” is set to
stereo. With non-stereo settings, the setting of
“Monitor CH” in “Audio Output” in the AUDIO
SET menu is displayed as it is.
Rec Mode: Recording bit rate (HD Mode only)
The recording bit rate of the video format set in
“Format” in “System” in the OTHERS menu is
displayed.
23.98P Output: 23.98P output mode
The “23.98P Output” setting (23.98PsF, 59.94i
(2-3 Pull Down)) in the VIDEO SET menu is
displayed.
Button/Remote Status Screen
Assign Button: Assignable button statuses
The functions assigned with the “Assign Button”
in the OTHERS menu to the respective assignable
buttons are displayed.
IR Remote: IR Remote Commander status
The “IR Remote” setting in the OTHERS menu is
displayed.
Showing the Status Screens
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Battery/Media Status Screen
Battery: Battery charge remaining
The remaining charge level of the mounted
battery pack is displayed.
Charge Count: Repeated charge times
The number of times that the mounted battery
pack has been charged is displayed.
HDD A/HDD B: Battery remaining of PHU-220R
units
When professional hard disk units are connected,
the remaining power levels of the batteries of the
professional hard disk units connected via the
respective card slots are displayed.
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Media A/Media B: Remaining space, available
recording time, and estimated service life
(rewriting limit)
The remaining space of the SxS memory cards in
the respective card slots is indicated on the
meters.
At the right, the available time for recording if
done at the current bit rate is displayed, in
minutes.
The time indication will be “- - min” if no SxS
memory card or an invalid card is in the slot.
If the card is write-protected, a
icon is shown
to the right of the time indication.
The Life value is displayed only for an SxS
memory card which supports the life value
indication. It indicates the estimated remaining
usable period of the card (virgin status as 100%).
If an alarm is generated, make a backup of the
card as soon as possible and replace it with a new
card.
Showing the Status Screens
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Overview of the Setup Menus
Press the MENU button to display setup menus
on the LCD monitor/EVF screen with settings
necessary for recording and playback. (You can
also display setup menus on an external monitor.)
Set items by selecting them from the following
menus.
CAMERA SET menu: For setting items related
to recording other than those for picture quality.
(For picture quality-related items, use the
PICTURE PROFILE menu (page 55).)
AUDIO SET menu: For setting audio-related
items.
VIDEO SET menu: For setting video outputrelated items.
LCD/VF SET menu: For setting items related to
the LCD monitor/EVF display.
TC/UB SET menu: For setting items related to
timecodes and user bits.
OTHERS menu: For setting other items.
Setup Menu Layers
MENU
Gain Setup
Shutter
SLS/EX SLS (PMW-100
only)
EX Slow Shutter (PMW200 only)
MF Assist
Color Bars
Flicker Reduce
Zoom Speed
Zoom Transition
Interval Rec
Frame Rec
Clip Cont.Rec
P.Cache Rec
S&Q Motion
Rec Review
TLCS
Shockless White
White Switch<B>
ATW Speed
ATW Mode
Wide Conversion
Steady Shot
Image Inversion (PMW200 only)
NightShot (PMW-100
only)
Exposure (PMW-100
only)
Auto Black Bal.
Auto FB Adjust (PMW200 only)
AUDIO SET
Audio Input
Audio Output
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
CAMERA SET
(continues)
Overview of the Setup Menus
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VIDEO SET
LCD/VF SET
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
80
Input Source Select
SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O
Select
SDI/HDMI/Video Out
Super
Down Converter
23.98P Output
SDI Rec Control
LCD
EVF
Peaking
Marker
Zebra
Display On/Off
TC/UB SET
Timecode
Users Bit
TC Format
OTHERS
All Reset
Camera Data
Time Zone
Clock Set
Language
Assign Button
Tally
Hours Meter
IR Remote
Battery Alarm
Battery INFO
Genlock
Direct Menu
Trigger Mode
System
Clip
Copy All
Format Media
Plan.Metadata
Network (PMW-200 only)
Wi-Fi (PMW-200 only)
Version
Version (Lens) (PMW-100
only)
Version Up
Menu Scroll
Basic Menu Operations
Basic Menu Operations
Menu controls
MENU button (page 15)
To turn Menu mode to use Setup menus on/off.
Up/Down/Left/Right buttons, SEL/SET button
(page 15)
When you press the up/down/left/right buttons,
the cursor moves in the corresponding direction,
permitting you to select menu items or setting
values.
Press the SEL/SET button to enter the highlighted
item.
Jog dial (SEL/SET dial) (page 16)
When you turn the dial, the cursor moves up or
down, permitting you to select menu items or
setting values.
Press the jog dial to select the highlighted item.
CANCEL button (page 15)
To return to the previous layer of the menu. An
uncompleted change is canceled.
Note
In Expanded Focus mode (page 43), the setup
menu cannot be used. Press the EXPANDED
FOCUS button to exit this mode.
Setting the Setup menus
Entering a character string
Rotate the jog dial or press the up/down/left/right
buttons to set the cursor to the icon of the menu
you wish to set, then push the jog dial or SEL/
SET button to select that menu.
• The menu item selection area can show 7 lines
at maximum. When all the selectable items
cannot be displayed at one time, you can scroll
the display up or down by moving the cursor. A
triangle appears at the upper or lower right
corner of the menu item selection area to
indicate that scrolling is enabled.
• For items having a wide range of available
values (example: –99 to +99), the available
value area is not displayed. The current setting
is highlighted instead, indicating that the setting
is ready for change.
• When you select “Execute” for an execution
item, the corresponding function is executed.
• When you select an item that you must confirm
before execution, the menu display temporarily
disappears, and a confirmation message is
displayed. Following the instructions of the
message, and specify whether to execute or
cancel.
When you select an item for which a character
string, such as a time value or filename, is to be
specified, the input area for the character string is
highlighted, and “SET” appears at the right end.
1
Select characters by pressing the up/
down/left/right buttons or turning the
jog dial, then press the SEL/SET button
or the jog dial to proceed.
The cursor moves to the next column.
To return to the previous column, press the
left button.
2
Perform setting in the same manner up
to the last column/digit.
The cursor moves to “SET.”
3
Press the jog dial or the SEL/SET
button.
The setting is completed.
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Basic Menu Operations
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Setup Menu List
The functions and available settings of menus are listed below.
The default settings set at the factory are shown in bold face (example: Speed). The items marked with
[M] in the Menu items column cannot be set while displaying the thumbnail screen or during playback
operations.
CAMERA SET Menu
CAMERA SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Gain Setup
Low
–3 / 0 / 3 / 6 / 9 /12 /18 dB
Set the gain level to be used when the switch is set to the L
position.
Mid
–3 / 0 / 3 / 6 / 9 /12 /18 dB
Set the gain level to be used when the switch is set to the M
position.
High
–3 / 0 / 3 / 6 / 9 /12 / 18 dB
Set the gain level to be used when the switch is set to the H
position.
Assigning gain
levels to the three
GAIN switch
positions
Shutter
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
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Mode
Speed / Angle / ECS / SLS
Specifying
(PMW-200 only)
operating
conditions of the
electrical shutter
PMW-200:
Unselectable when
Supersensitized
Slow Shutter mode
is set.
PMW-100:
Unselectable when Shutter Speed
Slow Shutter
1/32, 1/33, 1/40, 1/48, 1/50,
mode/
1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/120, 1/125,
Supersensitized
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
Slow Shutter mode
Shutter Angle
or NightShot mode
11.25º / 22.5º / 45º / 72º / 86.4º /
is set.
90º / 144º / 150º / 172.8º /
180º / 216º
Select modes of the Electronic Shutter.
Speed mode/Angle mode (standard modes): These modes
may be especially effective when you wish to record a
quick-moving subject with minimal blurring. You can
select Speed mode to specify the shutter speed in seconds,
or Angle mode to specify the shutter speed by the shutter
angle.
ECS (Extended Clear Scan) mode: This mode may be used to
shoot a monitor screen, eliminating horizontal bands.
SLS (Slow Shutter mode): The shutter speed is specified in
the number of accumulated frames.
Set the shutter speed when Speed mode is selected. The
available setting values vary depending on the frame
frequency of the video format selected.
Set the shutter angle when Angle mode is selected. The
following frame rates are unavailable when “S&Q Motion” is
set from “1” to “16”: 72°, 86.4°, 144°, 150°, 172.8°, 216°.
ECS Frequency
60.00
Set the ECS frequency when ECS mode is selected. The
available setting values vary depending on the frame
frequency of the video format selected.
SLS Frame (PMW-200 only)
2 to 8 (Off)
Set the number of frames to accumulate when SLS mode is
selected.
(Off): For S&Q Motion or the SP 24P format (The setting
cannot be changed.)
Setup Menu List
CAMERA SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
SLS/EX SLS
Setting
OFF / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /
16 / 32 / 64
(PMW-100 only)
Setting the Slow
Shutter mode/
Supersensitized
Slow Shutter mode
EX Slow
Shutter
Setting
On / Off
On / Off
Setting the Color
Bars
Turn EX Slow Shutter mode on/off.
Note
The setting automatically returns to “Off” when the
camcorder is turned off.
Set the number of frames to accumulate.
Set to “On” to precisely adjust the focus automatically after
you roughly adjust it manually.
Camera/Bars
Camera / Bars
Select “Bars” to output color bars.
Bars Type
Multi / 75% / 100% / SMPTE
Select the type of color bar to be output when "Bars" is
selected.
Multi: Multiformat color bars are output.
75%: To output 75% color bars
100%: To output 100% color bars
SMPTE: To output SMPTE color bars.
Setup Menu List
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Turning the MF
Assist Function
on/off
Color Bars
Notes
• This cannot be set while recording or while the thumbnail
screen is displayed.
• This cannot be set while using Slow & Quick Motion or
Cache Recording mode
• This cannot be set if the video format is set to “HD420 HQ/
720/23.98P” (for UDF) or “SP 1440/23.98P” (for FAT).
(PMW-200 only)
Specifying
operating
conditions of the Number of Frames
Supersensitized
16 / 32 / 64
Slow Shutter
mode.
Unselectable while
recording, while
i.Link output is
enabled in the SDI/
HDMI/i.LINK I/O
Select, while
Picture Cache
Recording mode is
set or while Slow
& Quick Motion
mode is set.
MF Assist
Set the number of cached frames.
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CAMERA SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Flicker Reduce Mode
Auto / On / Off
Setting Flicker
Compensation
Set the operation of the Flicker-Reduction function.
On: To always activate it
Auto: To automatically activate it when flicker is detected.
Off: To not activate it
Notes
• It is recommended to set this to “Off” when shooting
outdoors or under lighting that does not cause flicker. (It
can be also “Auto,” but the compensation may not be done
properly.)
• It is recommended to set this to “Auto” when shooting
indoors or under various lighting that may cause flicker,
such as fluorescent, sodium, or mercury-vapor lamps. (If
continuously shooting under lighting that may cause flicker,
“Mode” should be set to “On.”)
Zoom Speed
Setting the zoom
speed
Frequency
50 Hz / 60 Hz
60 Hz: UC model
50 Hz: Other models
Set to the power supply frequency of the light source causing
flicker.
High
1 to 99 (70)
Set the speed of zooming to be executed when you press the
handle ZOOM button with the zoom speed switch set to H.
Low
1 to 99 (30)
Set the speed of zooming to be executed when you press the
handle ZOOM button with the zoom speed switch set to L.
Note
Zooming may not operate smoothly if you select a low speed.
Remote
1 to 99 (50)
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
84
Set the speed of zooming to be executed when you press the
ZOOM button of the IR Remote Commander.
Note
If the infrared line from the Remote Commander is not
received properly, zooming may not operate smoothly.
Zoom
Transition
Setting the zoom
operation mode
Setup Menu List
Linear / Soft
Set the operation mode at the beginning and end of zooming
with the on-handle ZOOM button.
Set the operation mode at the beginning and end of zooming
with the handle ZOOM button.
Linear: Zooming immediately begins at the specified speed
when the ZOOM button is pressed and immediately ends
when the button is released.
Soft: Zooming gradually increases the speed up to the
specified speed after the ZOOM button is pressed and
gradually decreases the speed and ends after the button is
released. (1 second at maximum from when the button is
released till the operation ends.)
CAMERA SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Interval Rec
Setting
On / Off
Setting the Interval
Recording
Interval Time
function
1 to 10/15/20/30/40/50 sec
Turn the Interval Recording function on/off.
Set the interval of recording in Interval Recording.
1 to 10/15/20/30/40/50 min
1 to 4/6/12/24 hour
Frame Rec
Setting the Frame
Recording
function
Number of Frames
1 / 3 / 6 / 9 or
2 / 6 / 12 (When using 720/
59.94P or 720/50P)
Set the number of frames to be recorded at a time in Interval
Recording.
Setting
On / Off
Turn the Frame Recording function on/off.
Number of Frames
1 / 3 / 6 / 9 or
2 / 6 / 12 (When using 720/
59.94P or 720/50P)
Set the number of frames to be recorded at a time in Frame
Recording.
Clip Cont. Rec Setting
Setting the Clip
Continuous
Recording
function
Turn the Clip Continuous Recording function on/off.
On / Off
P.Cache Rec
Setting
On / Off
Setting the Picture
Cache Recording Rec Time
function
0-2sec / 2-4sec / 4-6sec /
6-8sec / 8-10sec / 13-15sec
Turn the Picture Cache Recording function on/off.
S&Q Motion
Turn the Slow and Quick Motion function on/off.
Rec Review
Setting the
playback time for
Rec-Review
3 sec / 10 sec / Clip
Set the recording frame rate for Slow & Quick Motion mode.
The setting value range varies depending on the selection
region and video format.
Set the time to play the last recorded clip using the RecReview function.
3 sec: Last 3 seconds
10 sec: Last 10 seconds
Clip: Entire duration of the clip
Setup Menu List
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Setting
On / Off
Setting the Slow &
Quick Motion
Frame Rate
function
1 to 60 (When using FAT mode
Unselectable while
and 720p. When using UDF
“EX Slow Shutter”
mode and 720 59.94p/720
is set (PMW-200
29.97p/720 23.98p.)
only).
1 to 50 (When using UDF mode
and 720 50p/720 25p.)
1 to 30 (When using FAT mode
and 1080p. When using UDF
mode and 1080 29.97p/1080
23.98p.)
1 to 25 (When using UDF mode
and 1080 25p.)
(NTSC : 30, PAL : 25)
Set the time to cache video in the picture cache memory (the
time to a point where recording is to start when you press the
REC START/STOP button in Picture Cache Recording).
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CAMERA SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
TLCS
Level
+1.0 / +0.5 / ±0 / –0.5 / –1.0
Set the target level (to make brighter or darker) of auto iris
(PMW-200)/auto exposure (PMW-100) control in TLCS.
(This setting also affects the gain control in AGC mode and
shutter-speed control in Auto Shutter mode.)
+1.0: Approx. one stop further open
+0.5: Approx. half a stop further open
±0: Standard
–0.5: Approx. half a stop further closed
–1.0: Approx. one stop further closed
Mode
Backlight / Standard /
Spotlight
Set the auto iris (PMW-200)/auto exposure (PMW-100)
control mode in TLCS.
Backlight: Backlight mode to reduce darkening of the center
subject against lights
Standard: Standard mode
Spotlight: Spotlight mode to reduce blown-out highlights on
the center subject in the spotlight
Speed
–99 to +99 (+50)
Set the tracing speed of TLCS control.
AGC
On / Off
Turn the AGC (Auto Gain Control) function on/off.
AGC Limit
3 / 6 / 9 / 12 / 18 dB
Set the maximum gain in AGC.
AGC Point
PMW-200: F2.8 / F4 / F5.6
PMW-100: E98 / E95 / E92
PMW-200: Set the iris point for switching to auto-iris and
AGC (Auto Gain Control) control when AGC is on.
PMW-100: Set the exposure position for switching to auto
exposure and AGC (Auto Gain Control) control when AGC is
on.
Auto Shutter
On / Off
Turn the Auto Shutter control function on/off.
Setting the Total
Level Control
System (auto
adjustment system
of gain, exposure
and shutter)
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
A.SHT Limit
PMW-100:
1/100
1/125
1/250
1/500
A.SHT Point
PMW-200: F5.6 / F8 / F11 /
F16
PMW-100: E87 / E82 / E77 /
E72
Shockless
White
Setting for the
WHITE BAL
switch
Setup Menu List
Set the exposure position for switching auto iris (PMW-200)/
auto exposure (PMW-100) and auto shutter control when
Auto Shutter is on.
Off / 1 / 2 / 3
Select the speed of change in white balance when the white
balance mode is switched. Set to “Off” to instantly change the
white balance.
Select a larger number to change the white balance more
slowly through interpolation.
ATW / MEM
Select the white balance adjustment mode selected at the B
position of the WHITE BAL switch.
Setting the
shockless white
balance
White Switch
<B>
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Set the maximum shutter speed in Auto Shutter control.
PMW-200:
1/100
1/150
1/200
1/250
CAMERA SET
Menu items
ATW Speed
Subitems and setting values Contents
1/2/3/4/5
Set the tracing speed of ATW. The larger the number you set,
the speed becomes faster.
Natural / Pure
Natural: Depending on the brightness of scenes, automatically
adjusts the white balance to natural ambience.
Pure: Not leaving the blue color or red color, automatically
adjusts the white balance closer to original colors.
On / Off
Set to “On” when a wide-conversion lens is attached.
On / Off
Turn the Steady Shot (image stabilizer) function on/off.
Normal / H INV / V INV /
H+V
Normal: Normal image direction
H INV: To horizontally invert the image
V INV: To vertically invert the image
H+V: To horizontally and vertically invert the image
Setting for Auto
Tracing White
Balance
ATW Mode
ATW mode setting
Wide
Conversion
Setting for use of a
wide-conversion
lens
Steady Shot
Setting the image
stabilizer
Image
Inversion
(PMW-200 only)
Setting the image
inversion function
Notes
• This cannot be set while recording, while the color bars are
displayed or while using Recording Review.
• This cannot be set while the automatic black balance
function is set.
NightShot
Exposure
Auto / Manual
(PMW-100 only)
Setting the
Exposure function
Auto Black
Bal.
(PMW-200 only)
Set the NightShot infrared line to emit automatically when the
“NightShot” function is set to “On.”
Select whether to set Exposure automatically or manually.
Note
This cannot be selected when the “NightShot” function is set
to “On.”
Execute / Cancel
Turn the automatic black balance function on/off.
Notes
Setting the
automatic black
balance
Auto FB
Adjust
Turn the NightShot function on/off.
• This cannot be set while recording or while the color bars
are displayed.
• This cannot be set while using the Picture Cache Recording
mode, the Interval Recording mode, the Frame Recording
mode, the Slow and Quick Motion mode, the Slow Shutter
mode or the Supersensitized Slow Shutter mode.
Execute / Cancel
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Setting
On / Off
(PMW-100 only)
Setting the
NS Light
NightShot function
Auto / Off
Turn the automatic flange focal length function on/off.
Note
Execute this function when the video format is set to 59.94i or
50i.
Setup Menu List
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AUDIO SET Menu
AUDIO SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Audio Input
CH3 Input Source
Internal / External
Set the audio signal source to be recorded for CH3 for a 4channel recordable format.
Internal: Record the L side of the internal microphone for
CH3.
External: Record the AUDIO IN CH1 signal for CH3.
CH4 Input Source
Internal / External
Set the audio signal source to be recorded for CH4 for a 4channel recordable format.
Internal: Record the R side of the internal microphone for
CH4.
External: Record the AUDIO IN CH2 signal for CH4.
EXT MIC CH1 Ref
–70 dB / –60 dB / –50 dB /
–40 dB / –30 dB
Select the reference input level for when an external
microphone is connected to the AUDIO IN CH1 connector
and that signal is being used for the audio signal source for
CH1 or CH3. This can be selected regardless of the setting of
the AUDIO SELECT switch.
Setting for audio
inputs
[M]
Note
This is unavailable when the AUDIO IN CH-1 switch is set to
INT and “CH3 Input Source” is set to “Internal.” This is also
unavailable when the CH-1 input (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V)
switch is set to LINE.
EXT MIC CH2 Ref
–70 db / –60 db / –50 db /
–40 db / –30 db
Select the reference input level for when an external
microphone is connected to the AUDIO IN CH2 connector
and that signal is being used for the audio signal source for
CH2 or CH4. This can be selected regardless of the setting of
the AUDIO SELECT switch.
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Note
This is unavailable when the AUDIO IN CH-2 switch is set to
INT and “CH4 Input Source” is set to “Internal.” This is also
unavailable when the CH-2 input (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V)
switch is set to LINE.
INT MIC Level
–12 db / –6 db / 0 db / +6 db /
+12 db
Select the internal microphone level. This can be selected
regardless of the AUDIO SELECT switch setting.
Line Input Ref
+4dB / 0dB / –3dB / EBUL
Select the reference input level for when the AUDIO IN CH1/CH-2 connectors are set to LINE.
Reference Level
–20dB / –18dB / –16dB /
–12dB / EBUL
Select the 1kHz test signal output level.
Limiter Mode
Off / –6 db / –9 db / –12 db /
–15 db / –17 db
Select whether to activate the limiter when a loud signal is
input while the AUDIO SELECT switch is set to MANU
(manual).
AGC Spec
Select the audio input level AGC.
–6 db / –9 db / –12 db / –15 db /
–17 db
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Setup Menu List
AUDIO SET
Menu items
Audio Output
CH1&2 AGC Mode
Mono / Stereo
Select auto tuning for the input level of an analog audio signal
recorded to CH-1/CH-2.
Mono: Perform for each channel.
Stereo: Perform in stereo mode.
CH3&4 AGC Mode
Mono / Stereo / Off
Select auto tuning for the input level of an analog audio signal
recorded to CH-3 or CH-4.
Mono: Perform for each channel.
Stereo: Perform in stereo mode.
Off: Do not perform auto tuning. The Limiter Mode setting is
applied.
1KHz Tone
On / Off
Turn the 1-kHz reference tone signal on/off.
Wind Filter CH-1
On / Off
Turn the wind filter for CH1 on/off.
Wind Filter CH-2
On / Off
Turn the wind filter for CH2 on/off.
Wind Filter CH-3
On / Off
Turn the wind filter for CH3 on/off.
Wind Filter CH-4
On / Off
Turn the wind filter for CH4 on/off.
EXT CH Select
CH-1
CH-1/CH-2
CH-1: To record the CH1 external input signal to both CH1
and CH2 (when the CH-2 AUDIO IN switch is set to
EXT). If “CH4 Input Source” is set to “External,” you can
also record to CH4.
CH-1/CH-2: To record each external input signal to its
respective channel.
Monitor CH
CH-1/CH-2 (CH-3/CH-4)
CH-1+CH-2 (CH-3+CH-4)
CH-1 (CH-3)
CH-2 (CH-4)
Select the audio channel(s) to be fed to the headphones and
the built-in speaker.
CH-1/CH-2 (CH-3/CH-4): Stereo
CH-1+CH-2 (CH-3+CH-4): Mix
CH-1 (CH-3): CH-1 (CH-3) only
CH-2 (CH-4): CH-2 (CH-4) only
( ): with Output CH set to “CH-3/CH-4”
Output CH
CH-1/CH-2
CH-3/CH-4
Select audio output channels from either channels 1 and 2 or
channels 3 and 4.
Alarm Level
0 to 7 (4)
Set the alarm sound volume.
Beep
On / Off
Select whether or not to sound a beep upon each operation.
Setup Menu List
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Setting for audio
outputs
Subitems and setting values Contents
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VIDEO SET Menu
VIDEO SET
Menu items
Setting values
Contents
Input Source
Select
Camera / i.LINK
Select video and audio signal for the input source.
Camera: Camera image
i.LINK: HDV/DVCAM input via the i.LINK (HDV/DV)
connector
Setting the input
source
Notes
• i.LINK is unavailable when using UDF.
• DVCAM is for display only and cannot be recorded.
SDI/HDMI/
i.LINK I/O
Select
Selecting input/
output signals for
the connectors
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
90
When using UDF HD Mode
HD SDI & HD HDMI
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
SD HDMI P
Off
When using FAT HD Mode (HQ)
HD SDI & HD HDMI
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
SD HDMI i & DVCAM
SD HDMI P
Off
When using FAT HD Mode (SP)
HD SDI & HD HDMI
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
HD HDMI & HDV
SD HDMI i & HDV
SD HDMI P & HDV
SD HDMI i & DVCAM
Off
When using UDF SD Mode
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
Off
When using FAT SD Mode
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
SD HDMI i & DVCAM
Off
SDI/HDMI/
Video Out
Super
Setting the
character
information for
each output
Setup Menu List
On / Off
HD SDI & HD HDMI: To output HD SDI signals from the
SDI OUT connector, and HD HDMI signals from the
HDMI OUT connector.
SD SDI & SD HDMI i: To output SD SDI signals from the
SDI OUT connector, and SD HDMI interlace signals from
the HDMI OUT connector.
HD HDMI & HDV: To output HD HDMI signals from the
HDMI OUT connector, and input/output HDV streams
from the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector.
SD HDMI i & HDV: To output SD HDMI interlace signals
from the HDMI OUT connector, and input/output HDV
streams from the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector.
SD HDMI P & HDV: To output SD HDMI progressive
signals from the HDMI OUT connector, and input/output
HDV streams from the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector.
SD HDMI i & DVCAM: To output SD HDMI interlace
signals from the HDMI OUT connector, and input/output
DVCAM streams from the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector.
SD HDMI P: To output SD HDMI progressive signals from
the HDMI OUT connector.
Off: There is no output from the SDI/HDMI/i.LINK
connectors.
Notes
• Signals are not output from the SDI OUT connector when
this is set to other than an HD SDI or SD SDI setting.
• Slow & Quick Motion mode cannot be used when this is
set to input/output DVCAM streams.
Set whether to add the menus and status indications of the
LCD monitor/EVF screen to the output of the SDI OUT,
HDMI OUT, VIDEO OUT, and A/V OUT connectors.
Note
On the thumbnail, EXPAND CLIP and SHOT MARK
screens, the menus and status indications on the LCD
monitor/EVF screen are displayed regardless of the setting of
this item.
VIDEO SET
Menu items
Down
Converter
Setting values
Set the output mode (aspect) for SD signals
Squeeze: To horizontally reduce a 16:9 picture to output a 4:3
picture
Letterbox: To mask the upper and lower areas of a 4:3 picture
to display a 16:9 picture in the center of the screen
Edge Crop: To cut the both sides of a 16:9 picture to output a
4:3 picture
59.94i (2-3 Pull Down)/
23.98PsF
Select the video output format when the video format for
UDF HD Mode is HD422 50/1080/23.98P, HD420 HQ/1080/
23.98P, HD422 50/720/23.98P, HD420 HQ/720/23.98P, or the
video format for FAT HD Mode is HQ 1920/23.98P or HQ
1440/23.98P.
Off / HD SDI Remote I/F
To turn the function to enabling recording synchronized with
this camcorder.
HD SDI Remote I/F: To feed a REC trigger signal to a
recorder connected to the SDI OUT connector.
Selecting the
operation mode of
the down converter
23.98P Output
Selecting Output
mode
SDI Rec
Control
Contents
Squeeze / Letterbox / Edge
Crop
Setting the
synchronized
recording
LCD/VF SET Menu
LCD/VF SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
LCD
Color
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusting the LCD
monitor
Contrast
Adjust the color of pictures on the LCD monitor.
Adjust the contrast of pictures on the LCD monitor.
EVF
Setting the
viewfinder
Brightness
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the brightness of pictures on the LCD monitor.
Backlight
High / Low
Select the brightness of the EVF backlight.
Mode
Color / B&W
Select the display mode of the EVF while recording (or
standing by to record).
Color: Color mode
B&W: Monochrome mode
Contrast
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the contrast of pictures on the EVF screen.
Brightness
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjust the brightness of pictures on the EVF screen.
Power
Auto / On
Set the condition to turn the EVF on.
Auto: To turn it on when the LCD monitor is closed or rotated
to the upside-down position.
On: To keep it on regardless of the status of the LCD monitor.
Peaking
Setting
On / Off
Setting the peaking
function for the
Color
LCD monitor/EVF
White / Red / Yellow / Blue
[M]
Level
High / Mid / Low
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
–99 to +99 (±0)
Turn the peaking function on/off.
Select the color of the peaking signal.
Set the level of the peaking signal.
Setup Menu List
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LCD/VF SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Marker
Setting
On / Off
Setting the
markers added to Safety Zone
pictures on the
On / Off
LCD monitor/EVF
Safety Area
screen
80% / 90% / 92.5% / 95%
[M]
Turn all marker indications on/off in combination.
Turn the safety marker on/off.
Select the size (ratio to the entire screen) of the safety zone
marker.
Center Marker
On / Off
Turn the center marker on/off.
Aspect Marker
Line / Mask / Off
Select the aspect marker.
Line: To show white lines
Mask: To lower the video signal level of areas outside the
marker range.
Off: To not display
Note
No aspect marker is displayed when a video format of EC
(Edge Crop) is selected in SD Mode.
Aspect Select
Select the ratio of the aspect marker.
4:3 / 13:9 / 14:9 / 15:9 / 1.66:1 /
1.85:1 / 2.35:1 / 2.4:1
Aspect Mask
When “Aspect Marker” is “Mask,” select the brightness of
90% / 80% / 70% / 60% / 50% / images outside the aspect marker.
40% / 30% / 20% / 10% / 0%
Zebra
Setting the zebra
pattern
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
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[M]
Guide Frame
On / Off
Turn the guide frame marker on/off.
Setting
On / Off
Turn the zebra function on/off.
Zebra Select
1 / 2 / Both
Select the zebra pattern(s) to be displayed.
1: To display only Zebra1 (the default is 70%) for an area
within ±10% of the “Zebra1 Level” video level.
2: To display only Zebra2 (the default is 100%) for a video
level over 100%.
Both: To display both zebra 1 and zebra 2
Zebra1 Level
50 to 107 (70)
Set the display level of zebra 1.
Display On/Off Video Level Warnings
On / Off
Selecting the items
to be displayed on Brightness Display
the LCD monitor/
On / Off
EVF screen
Histogram Display
[M]
On / Off
Turn the warning indication to be displayed when the picture
is too bright or too dark on/off.
Turn the numeric indication to show the picture brightness on/
off.
Turn the histogram indication to show the level distribution of
the picture on/off.
Lens Info
Meter / Feet / Off
Select the depth-of-field indication.
Meter: To indicate in meters
Feet: To indicate in feet
Off: To not indicate
Zoom Position
Number / Bar / Off
Select the type of zoom position indication.
Number: Indication with a number
Bar: Indication with a bar
Off: To not display
Audio Level Meter
On / Off
Turn the audio level meter indication on/off.
Setup Menu List
LCD/VF SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Turn the time data (timecode, user bits, duration) indication
on/off.
Battery Remain
On / Off
Turn the battery remaining/DC input voltage indication on/
off.
Media Remain
On / Off
Turn the media remaining indication on/off.
TLCS Mode
On / Off
Turn the TLCS mode indication on/off.
Steady Shot
On / Off
Turn the Steady Shot indication on/off.
Focus Mode
On / Off
Turn the focus operation mode indication on/off.
White Balance Mode
On / Off
Turn the white balance mode indication on/off.
Picture Profile
On / Off
Turn the Picture Profile indication on/off.
Filter Position (PMW-200 only)
On / Off
Turn the ND filter setting indication on/off.
Iris Position (PMW-200 only)
On / Off
Turn the iris setting indication on/off.
Exposure Position (PMW-100
only)
On / Off
Turn the exposure indication on/off.
Gain Setting
On / Off
Turn the gain setting indication on/off.
Shutter Setting
On / Off
Turn the shutter mode and speed indication on/off.
Rec Mode
On / Off
Turn the special recording mode (Frame Rec, Interval Rec,
S&Q Motion) indication on/off.
Video Format
On / Off
Turn the video format indication on/off.
Clip Name
On / Off
Turn the clip name display on/off.
ClipNumber (PB)
On / Off
Turn the clip number display on/off.
NightShot (PMW-100 only)
On / Off
Turn the NightShot display on/off.
SDI Rec Control
On / Off
Turn the synchronous recording display (the Rec2 display)
on/off.
Wide Conversion
On / Off
Turn the wide Conversion setting indication on/off.
Setup Menu List
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Timecode
On / Off
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TC/UB SET Menu
TC/UB SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Timecode
Mode
Preset / Regen / Clock
Setting the
timecode
Set the timecode mode.
Preset: To start the timecode from the specified value
Regen (regeneration): To continue the timecode during
recording only. When you insert another SxS memory
card, the camcorder starts next recording so that the
timecode continues from the last recorded timecode on the
card.
Clock: To use the current clock time as the timecode
Notes
• In Interval Recording, Frame Recording and Slow & Quick
Motion Recording, if you set “Mode” to “Preset” the
timecode advances in Rec Run mode regardless of the
“Run” setting. If you set it to “Clock,” the timecode
advances in Regen mode.
• When the Picture Cache function (page 51) is active
(“Setting” of “P.Cache Rec” is set to “On”), the timecode
always advances in Free Run mode. When the Picture
Cache Recording function is deactivated, the running mode
is restored to the selected mode.
Run
Rec Run / Free Run
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
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Users Bit
Setting the user
bits
Set the running mode when the timecode mode is set to
“Preset.”
Rec Run: To advance the timecode during recording only. The
continuity of the timecode is maintained between clips in
the sequence of recording as long as the SxS memory card
is not changed. If you remove the memory card and record
on another card, the timecode will not continue when you
return the first card to the slot again.
Free Run: The timecode keeps advancing regardless of the
state of recording to the SxS memory card.
Setting
Set the timecode to a desired value.
Reset
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to reset the timecode to 00:00:00:00.
TC Out
Auto / Generator
Select the timecode output.
Auto: To output the timecode generator value during
recording, and the timecode reader value during playback.
Generator: To output the timecode generator value during
recording or playback.
Mode
Fix / Date
Set the user bit mode.
Fix: To use a desired fixed value as the user bits
Date: To use the current date
Setting
Set the user bits to a desired value.
Setup Menu List
TC/UB SET
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
TC Format
DF / NDF
Set the timecode format.
DF: Drop frame
NDF: Non drop frame
Setting the time
code format
Note
The current video format/frame frequency determines
whether the mode is fixed either to DF or NDF (see below),
regardless of the TC Format setting.
Frame
setting
TC Format
59.94i
59.94P
29.97P
23.98P 1)
SP 1440/23.98P
HD420 HQ/720/
23.98P
23.98P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ1440/23.98P
HQ 1280/23.98P
HD422 50/1080/
23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/
23.98P
HD422 50/720/
23.98P
50i
50P
25P
00 to 29
DF/NDF
switchable
(Fixed to DF in
Clock mode)
00 to 23 2) Fixed to NDF 3)
00 to 24
Fixed to NDF
1) With DF, the frame digits can be set as desired in the range
of 00 to 29.
With NDF, the frame at the beginning of recording is
limited to 00, 05, 10, 15, 20, or 25.
2) The frame digits in “Setting” is limited to 00, 04, 08, 12, 16,
and 20.
The frame at the beginning of recording is limited to 00, 04,
08, 12, 16, or 20.
As “23.98P Output” (page 91) in the VIDEO SET menu
becomes 2-3 pull-down 59.94i when recording (or standing
by to record) HQ 1920/23.98P other than when “23.98PsF”
is selected, the overlapping timecodes of frames output
from the SDI OUT connector are renumbered from 00 to 29.
3) Even in Clock mode, the timecode is gradually shifted,
because it is counted by NDF.
As output from the SDI OUT connector becomes 2-3
pulled-down video when recording (or standing by to
record) HQ 1920/23.98P and other than “23.98PsF” is
selected for “23.98P Output” (page 91) in the VIDEO SET
menu, fields are created in which overlapping timecodes are
displayed on the screen.
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Video formats
Setup Menu List
95
OTHERS Menu
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
All Reset
Execute/Cancel
Select “Execute” to reset the camcorder to the factory status.
Store
Execute/Cancel
When you select “Execute” to store the setting values to an
SxS memory card, the setup file is stored to one of the
following directories.
For UDF: /General/Sony/PRO/CAMERA/XDCAM/
PMW_xxx/
For FAT: /SONY/PRO/CAMERA/XDCAM_EX/PMW_xxx/
Recall
Execute/Cancel
Select “Execute” to retrieve the setting values from an SxS
memory card.
All Save (USB) (PMW-200 only)
Execute/Cancel
When you select “Execute” to store the setting values to a
USB flash drive, the setup file is stored to the following
directory.
/MSSONY/SONY/PRO/CAMERA/XDCAM/PMW_200/
All Load (USB) (PMW-200 only)
Execute/Cancel
Select “Execute” to retrieve the setting values from a USB
flash drive.
Resetting to the
factory status
Camera Data
Storing/recalling
the menu settings
to an SxS memory
card or USB flash
drive
Time Zone
UTC –12:00 to +13:30
Setting the time
difference
Set the time-zone difference from UTC in steps of 30
minutes.
Note
The default setting is different among the sales areas.
United States and Canada: –5:00
Europe area: 0:00
Oceania: +10:00
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
96
Clock Set
Date/Time
Setting the built-in 12H/24H
clock
12H / 24H
Date Mode
YYMMDD / MMDDYY /
DDMMYY
Language
Selecting the
language for
menus and
messages
English / Japanese/Chinese
Set the current time and date.
Select the display mode of time.
12H: 12-hour mode
24H: 24-hour mode
Select the display mode of the date.
YYMMDD: In sequence of year, month, day
MMDDYY: In sequence of month, day, year
DDMMYY: In sequence of day, month, year
English: To display in English
Japanese: To display in Japanese
Chinese: To display in Chinese
Note
“Japanese” is effective only on messages for warning and
caution. The menus and status indications do not change.
Setup Menu List
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Assign Button PMW-100: <1> to <4>
PMW-200: <1> to <5>
Assigning
Off / Zebra / Peaking / Marker /
functions to the
Last Clip DEL / ATW / ATW
assignable buttons
Hold / Rec Review / Rec /
Picture Cache / Freeze Mix /
Expanded Focus / Spotlight /
Backlight / IR Remote / Shot
Mark1 / Shot Mark2 / VF Mode
/ BRT Disp / Histogram / Lens
Info / OK Mark / NightShot
(PMW-100 only) / Clip Flag OK
/ Clip Flag NG / Clip Flag Keep
/ Clip Continuous Rec / LCD/
VF Adjust / Exposure (PMW100 only) / Color Bars / One
Push AE (PMW-100 only) / One
Push Auto Iris (PMW-200 only)
/ Steady Shot
<1> Zebra
<2> Peaking
<3> Off
<4> Off
<5> Off (PMW-200 only)
Setup Menu List
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Assign a function to the ASSIGN buttons 1/2/3/4. (The
selectable functions are shared.)
Off: No function
Zebra: For turning the zebra function on/off
Peaking: For turning the peaking function on/off
Marker: For turning the safety zone, center marker, aspect
marker and guide frame functions on/off as a group
Last Clip DEL: For executing the last clip delete (retake)
function
ATW: For turning the ATW function on/off
ATW Hold: For turning the ATW hold function on/off
Rec Review: For executing the recording review function
Rec: For starting/stopping recording
Picture Cache: For turning the Picture Cache Recording
function on/off
Freeze Mix: For executing the freeze mix function
Expanded Focus: For turning the expanded focus function on/
off
Spotlight: For enabling and disabling TLCS Spotlight mode
Backlight: For enabling and disabling TLCS Backlight mode
IR Remote: For activating/deactivating the IR Remote
Commander
Shot Mark1: For adding shot mark 1 (HD Mode only)
Shot Mark2: For adding shot mark 2 (HD Mode only)
VF Mode: For switching between color and monochrome for
the EVF screen
BRT Disp: For turning the brightness level indication function
on/off
Histogram: For turning the histogram indication function on/
off
Lens Info: For switching the depth-of-field indication to
“Off”/“Meter”/“Feet”
OK Mark: For adding or removing an OK mark (HD Mode
only, not valid via the thumbnail screen)
NightShot (PMW-100 only): For turning the “NightShot”
function on/off
Clip Flag OK: For enabling and disabling OK flags for clips
during recording and playback (UDF only)
Clip Flag NG: For enabling and disabling NG flags for clips
during recording and playback (UDF only)
Clip Flag Keep: For enabling and disabling Keep flags for
clips during recording and playback (UDF only)
Clip Continuous Rec: For turning the Clip Continuous
Recording function on/off
LCD/VF Adjust: For switching the LCD/VF Adjust function
level bar indication (LCD brightness adjustment t LCD
contrast adjustment t VF brightness adjustment t VF
contrast adjustment t off )
Exposure (PMW-100 only): For switching the exposure
function between “Auto”/“Manual”
Color Bars: For switching between the color bar and camera
signal
One Push AE (PMW-100 only): For executing the One Push
AE function
One Push Auto Iris (PMW-200 only): For executing the One
Push iris function.
97
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Tally
Front
High / Low / Off
Steady Shot: For turning the Steady Shot function on/off.
Setting the tally
lamps
Hours Meter
Hours (Sys)
The non-resettable accumulated time of use is displayed.
Displaying the
hours meter
Hours (Reset)
The resettable accumulated time of use is displayed.
Reset
Execute/Cancel
Select “Execute” to reset the Hours (Reset) value to 0.
IR Remote
On / Off
Activating/
deactivating the
Remote
Commander
Battery Alarm
Setting the low
power alarm
Set to “On” to activate remote control operations from the
supplied IR Remote Commander.
Note
The setting automatically returns to “Off” when the
camcorder is turned off.
Low BATT
5% / 10% / 15% / ... / 45% /
50%
Set the battery level at which the Low BATT warning is
generated (in steps of 5%).
BATT Empty
3% to 7% (3%)
Set the battery level at which the BATT Empty warning is
generated.
DC Low Volt1
11.5 V to 17.0 V (11.5 V)
Set the DC IN voltage at which the DC Low Volt1 warning is
generated.
DC Low Volt2
11.0 V to 14.0 V (11.0 V)
Set the DC IN voltage at which the DC Low Volt2 warning is
generated.
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Battery INFO
Type
The type (product name) is displayed.
Showing
information
regarding the
battery pack
(display only)
MFG Date
The date of manufacture is displayed.
Charge Count
The accumulated number of times of charge/discharge is
displayed.
Capacity
The estimated total capacity of full charge is displayed.
Genlock
Setting Genlock
operation
Voltage
The current output voltage is displayed.
Remaining
The current remaining level is displayed.
H Phase (HD)
–999 to +999 (±0)
Set the H phase (phase of the horizontal sync signal) of HD
signal for Genlock operation.
H Phase (SD)
–99 to +99 (±0)
Set the H phase (phase of the horizontal sync signal) of SD
signal for Genlock operation.
Direct Menu
All / Part / Off
All: All Direct menu operations are permitted.
Part: A part of Direct menu operations is permitted. The
operation is limited depending on the GAIN, SHUTTER,
or WHITE BAL switch setting.
Off: No Direct menu operation is permitted.
Internal / Both / External
Internal: To activate recording start/stop operations only for
an SxS memory card in a built-in slot.
Both: To activate recording start/stop operations both for an
SxS memory card in a built-in slot and the external
recording device connected via the i.LINK connector.
External: To activate recording start/stop operations only for
the external recording device connected via the i.LINK
connector.
Setting the Direct
menu function
Trigger Mode
Setting for
operating an
external recording
device connected
via the i.LINK
connector (FAT
only)
[M]
98
Set the brightness of the tally lamp.
High: To brighten the lamp
Low: To dim the lamp
Off: To not light the lamp
Setup Menu List
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
System
Country
NTSC Area / NTSC(J) Area /
PAL Area
Select the area of use and setup ON/OFF setting.
NTSC Area: Setup ON
NTSC(J) Area: Setup OFF
PAL Area: Setup OFF
Note
The default setting is different among the sales areas.
United States and Canada: NTSC Area
Other areas: PAL Area
UDF/FAT
UDF / FAT
Switch the file system between UDF/FAT.
HD/SD
HD / SD
Switch between HD Mode and SD Mode for recording/
playback.
Format
Select the video format for recording.
• FAT HD Mode
Country: NTSC Area/NTSC(J)
Area
HQ 1920/59.94i
HQ 1440/59.94i
SP 1440/59.94i
HQ 1920/29.97P
HQ 1440/29.97P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ 1440/23.98P
SP 1440/23.98P
HQ 1280/59.94P
HQ 1280/29.97P
HQ 1280/23.98P
Country: PAL Area
HQ 1920/50i
HQ 1440/50i
SP 1440/50i
HQ 1920/25P
HQ 1440/25P
HQ 1280/50P
HQ 1280/25P
• FAT SD Mode
Country: NTSC Area/NTSC(J)
Area
DVCAM59.94i SQ
DVCAM59.94i EC
DVCAM29.97P SQ
DVCAM29.97P EC
Country: PAL Area
DVCAM50i SQ
DVCAM50i EC
DVCAM25P SQ
DVCAM25P EC
HD Mode
• Bit rate
UDF: HD422 50 or HD420
HQ
FAT: HQ or SP
• Horizontal resolution
1920, 1440, or 1280
• Frame rate
23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, or
59.94
• Scan system
i (interlace) or P
(progressive)
SD Mode
• Frame rate
25, 29.97, 50, or 59.94
• Scan system
i (interlace) or P
(progressive)
• Aspect
SQ (Squeeze) or EC (Edge
Crop)
Setup Menu List
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
• UDF HD Mode
Country: NTSC Area/NTSC(J)
Area
HD422 50/1080/59.94i
HD420 HQ/1080/59.94i
HD422 50/1080/29.97P
HD420 HQ/1080/29.97P
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
HD422 50/720/59.94P
HD420 HQ/720/59.94P
HD422 50/720/29.97P
HD422 50/720/23.98P
HD420 HQ/720/23.98P
Country: PAL Area
HD422 50/1080/50i
HD420 HQ/1080/50i
HD422 50/1080/25P
HD420 HQ/1080/25P
HD422 50/720/50P
HD420 HQ/720/50P
HD422 50/720/25P
• UDF SD Mode
Country: NTSC Area/NTSC(J)
Area
DVCAM59.94i SQ
DVCAM59.94i EC
DVCAM29.97P SQ
DVCAM29.97P EC
Country: PAL Area
DVCAM50i SQ
DVCAM50i EC
DVCAM25P SQ
DVCAM25P EC
99
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Clip
Auto Naming
C**** / Title / Plan
Select the method to specify clip names.
C****: UDF only
Title: To specify as desired by “Title Prefix”
Plan: To use a name specified in planning metadata (if no
name is specified in planning metadata, the name
specified by “Title Prefix” is used.)
Title Prefix
nnn_ (nnn=least three digits of
the serial number)
(Max. 7 characters displayed)
Call the Character Set screen to set the title part (4 to 46
characters) of the clip names.
Configuration of the Character Set screen
Character selection area (3 lines):
To select a character to insert in the cursor position of the
Title Prefix area.
Setting for clip
name or deletion
!#$%()+,-.=@[]^_~0123456789
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
Cursor operation area (1 line):
Space: To change the character in the cursor position to a
space
INS: To insert a space in the cursor position
DEL: To delete a character in the cursor position
T: To move the cursor to the left
t: To move the cursor to the right
ESC: To cancel the change and exit the Character Set
screen
END: To validate the change and exit the Character Set
screen
Title Prefix area (1 line):
For entering the title
To set the title
1 Using the up/down/left/right buttons, select (highlight) a
character in the character selection area to be entered in the
cursor position of the Title Prefix area. Then press the SEL/
SET button or the jog dial.
2 Repeat Step 1 for setting the title. (Use Space, INS, and
DEL as required.)
3 When the title setting is completed, select END to exit the
Character Set screen.
Number Set
0001 to 9999
Set the second 4-numeric part of the clip name.
Set a five-digit number for a planning metadata file.
Update
Media(A) / Media(B)
To update the managerial file on the SxS memory card in the
selected slot.1)
Last Clip DEL
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to delete the last recorded clip.
All Clips DEL
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to delete all clips on the active SxS memory
card.
Note
Clips to which you applied OK mark and clips that are locked
cannot be deleted.
100
Filter Clips
OK / NG / KP / None
Select from among OK (the OK flag), NG (the not good flag),
KP (the keep flag), or None (for no flag) to filter displayed
clips. (UDF only)
Lock All Clips
Execute/Cancel
Select “Execute” to protect all clips. (UDF only)
Setup Menu List
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Unlock All Clips
Execute/Cancel
Select “Execute” to remove protection from all clips. (UDF
only)
Index Picture Pos
0sec to 10sec (0sec)
Set the image for viewing thumbnails. This selects the time
difference from the start of the clip.
Find Mode
Clip / Rec Start
Set the action for when you press the PREV button/NEXT
button. (UDF only)
Clip: Move to the start of the current clip/next clip. (Pressing
the PREV button from the start of a clip will move to the
start of the previous clip.)
Rec Start: Move to the previous Rec Start Essence Mark/the
next Rec Start Essence Mark.
Copy All 2)
Clips
Setting for
General Files
collective copy of
clips and/or
Clips&General
General files
Format Media
Formatting SxS
memory cards
To copy all clips and files in the General folder on an SxS
memory card to the other.
Media(A)
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to format the SxS memory card in slot A
with the selected file system (UDF/FAT).
Media(B)
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to format the SxS memory card in slot B
with the selected file system (UDF/FAT).
Plan.Metadata Load/Slot(A) or Load/Slot(B)
Setting planning
metadata
To copy all clips on an SxS memory card to the other.
To copy all files in the General folder on an SxS memory card
to the other.
Execute / Cancel
To load planning metadata from the SxS memory card in slot
A or B.
Selecting “Execute” displays the list of the planning metadata
files stored on the SxS memory card in slot A or B. Specify a
file, select “Load” then “Execute” for loading.
Notes
Load/USB
(PMW-200, in UDF mode only)
Execute/Cancel
Loads planning metadata from the USB flash drive connected
to the external device connector.
Select “Execute” to show the list of the planning metadata
files stored in the USB flash drive and select a file to be
loaded.
Setup Menu List
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
• The file list displays up to 64 files. Even if the total number
of planning metadata files is 64 or less, all of the planning
metadata files may not appear if the directory where they
are located in the SxS memory card (General/Sony/
Planning) contains 512 or more files.
• After you start loading, do not remove the SxS memory
card until the completion message is displayed.
101
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Properties
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to display the detailed information of the
planning metadata loaded in the camcorder.
File Name: Filename
Assign ID: Assignment ID
Created: Time and date of creation
Modified: Time and date of most recent modification
Modified by: Name of person who modified the file
Title1: Title1 specified in file (clip name in ASCII format)
Title2: Title2 specified in file (clip name in UTF-8 format)
Material Gp: Number of material groups (groups of clips
recorded using the same planning metadata)
Shot Mark1: Name defined for Shot Mark 1
Shot Mark2: Name defined for Shot Mark 2
When you select “File Name,” “Assign ID,” “Title1,” or
“Title2” on the Planning Metadata Properties screen and then
press the SEL/SET button or the jog dial, the selected item is
displayed on the full screen, permitting you to check a long
file or clip name at a glance.
Note
Names of shot marks cannot be displayed on the full screen
even if you select Shot Mark1 or Shot Mark2.
Clear
Execute / Cancel
Select “Execute” to clear the planning metadata loaded in the
camcorder.
Clip Name Disp
Select the display mode of the clip name specified in planning
Title1 (ASCII) / Title2 (UTF-8) metadata.
Note
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
When both an ASCII format name and a UTF-8 format name
are specified in planning metadata, the UTF-8 format string is
used as the clip name. If only either ASCII-format name or
UTF-8 format name is specified in planning metadata, the
specified name is displayed regardless of the menu setting.
Network
(PMW-200 only)
Setting for
network
connections
Note
The CBK-WA01
Wi-Fi Adapter is
required.
DHCP
Enable / Disable
Select whether to acquire the IP address automatically from a
DHCP server (Enable) or not (Disable).
IP Address
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
(192.168.1.10)
Set the IP address when “DHCP” is set to “Disable.”
Subnet Mask
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
(255.255.255.0)
Set the subnet mask when “DHCP” is set to “Disable.”
Default Gateway
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
(0.0.0.0)
Set the default gateway when “DHCP” is set to “Disable.”
User Name
(admin)
Set a desired user name in 1 to 31 alphanumeric characters.
Password
(pmw-200)
Sets a password in 0 to 31 alphanumeric characters.
Note
Each password character is displayed as “ * ”.
Set
Execute / Cancel
102
Setup Menu List
Confirms the “Network”settings.
Select “Execute” to confirm.
OTHERS
Menu items
Wi-Fi
(PMW-200 only)
Setting for Wi-Fi
connection
Note
The CBK-WA01
Wi-Fi Adapter is
required.
Subitems and setting values Contents
MAC Address
Display the MAC address.
Net Config Reset
Execute / Cancel
Reset the “Network” settings to the preset values.
Select “Execute” to reset.
Scan Networks
Execute / Cancel
Scan the available network connections when “Wi-Fi” is set
to “Enable.”
SSID (Network connection name
display)
Reset
Reset the network connection name to the default settings.
Network Type
Infra / Adhoc
Select the connection mode.
Infra: Infrastructure mode
Adhoc: Ad hoc mode
Ch
Set the wireless channel when “Network Type” is “Adhoc.”
1 to 11
Authentication
Select the network authentication.
Open: Open system authentication
When “Network Type” is “Infra” Shared: Shared key authentication
Open / Shared / WPA / WPA2 WPA: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) authentication
When “Network Type” is “Adhoc” WPA2: WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) authentication
Open / Shared
Encryption
When “Authentication” is “Open”
or “Shared”
Disable / WEP
When “Authentication” is “WPA”
or “WPA2”
Disable / TKIP / AES
Select the type of data encryption.
Disable: Do not apply data encryption.
WEP: Apply WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
TKIP: Apply TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)
AES: Apply AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
Select the key index when “Encryption” is “WEP.”
Input Select
When “Encryption” is “WEP”
ASCII5 / ASCII13 / HEX10 /
HEX26
When “Encryption” is “TKIP” or
”AES”
ASCII8-63 / HEX64
Select the input format depending on the network key (or
security key).
ASCII5: Five characters ASCII format
ASCII13: 13 characters ASCII format
HEX10: 10 hexadecimal digits
HEX26: 26 hexadecimal digits
ASCII8-63: 8 to 63 characters ASCII 8-bit format
HEX64: 64 hexadecimal digits (characters)
Key (network key)
Set the network key (or security key).
Set
Execute / Cancel
Confirm the “Wi-Fi” settings when “Wi-Fi” is set to “Enable.”
Select “Execute” to confirm.
Wi-Fi Status
x x x Connecting (display
only)
Display “Connecting” while connection is being attempted.
Display black squares to show the connection status by the
number of squares during communication.
Wireless Mode
802.11b / 802.11g / 802.11n
Display an IEEE802.11 standard.
Wi-Fi
Enable / Disable
Select whether to enable or disable Wi-Fi connection.
Wi-Fi Remote
On / Off
Select “On” when using the Wi-Fi remote commander.
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
WEP Key Index
1/2/3/4
Note
Unselectable when “Wi-Fi” is set to “Disable.”
Setup Menu List
103
OTHERS
Menu items
Subitems and setting values Contents
Version
Vx.xx (PMW-200)
Vx.xx_1 (PMW-100)
Showing the
version of this unit
Version (Lens) Vx.xx
The current software version of the camcorder is displayed.
The current lens version of the camcorder is displayed.
(PMW-100 only)
Showing the
version of the lens
Version Up
Execute / Cancel
Updating this unit
Select “Execute” to update the camcorder.
Use when updating is required.
Note
This item cannot be selected when no SxS memory card has
been loaded.
Menu Scroll
Normal / Loop
Setting the menu
scroll operation
1) If recording/playback cannot be made with an SxS
memory card because it has been operated with a
device other than this camcorder, or for some other
reason, updating the managerial file on the card may
improve the situation.
Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
104
Setup Menu List
Select the method for menu scrolling.
Normal: The cursor moves and stops at the top or the bottom.
Loop: The cursor continues moving up (jumping from the top
to the bottom) or down (jumping from the bottom to the
top).
2) When you copy an SxS memory card including
multiple clips and files to another card with the same
capacity, all the clips and files may not be copied
completely to the end, depending on the usage
conditions or memory properties.
Connecting External Devices
Connecting External Monitors and Recording Devices
To display recording/playback pictures on an
external monitor, select the output signal and use
an appropriate cable for the monitor to be
connected.
Output signal from the camcorder can be
recorded when a recording device is connected.
Regardless of whether the signal is HD or SD, the
same status information and menus can be
displayed on the external monitor as those on the
LCD monitor/EVF screen.
According to the signal fed to the monitor, set
“SDI/HDMI/Video Out Super” (page 90) in the
VIDEO SET menu to “On.”
When outputting SD signals in HD Mode, select
in advance the output mode (Squeeze, Letterbox,
or Edge Crop) with “Down Converter” (page 91)
in the VIDEO SET menu.
Note
SD signals down-converted for output have the
following restrictions:
Images of 50P/50i/25P are output as PAL signals, those
of 59.94P/59.94i/29.97P are output as NTSC signals, and
those of 23.98P are output as 2-3 pulled-down NTSC
signals.
SDI OUT connector (BNC type)
To start recording on an external device in
synchronization
With HD SDI signal output selected,
synchronized recording is possible by feeding a
REC trigger signal to an external recording
device connected via the SDI OUT connector. To
enable synchronized recording, set “SDI Rec
Control” (page 91) in the VIDEO SET menu to
“HD SDI Remote I/F.”
HDMI OUT connector (Type A connector)
Signal output from this connector is enabled by
setting “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” (page 90)
in the VIDEO SET menu.
In HD Mode, you can select HD HDMI, SD
HDMI interlace, or SD HDMI Progressive
output.
In SD Mode, only an SD HDMI interlace signal
can be output.
Use a commercially available HDMI cable for
connection.
VIDEO OUT connector (BNC type)
By changing the setting of “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/
O Select” (page 90) in the VIDEO SET menu,
you can output HD-Y signals in HD Mode or
down-converted SD analog composite signals for
monitoring in SD Mode.
Use a commercially available BNC cable for
connection.
i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector (IEEE1394, 4pin)
Input/output of an HDV or DVCAM stream can
be enabled by changing “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O
Select” (page 90) in the VIDEO SET menu.
To set the input, select “i.LINK” in “Input Source
Select” (page 90) in the VIDEO SET menu.
A monitor or VTR that supports i.LINK can be
connected.
Connecting External Devices
The connector is set at the factory to output an HD
SDI signal.
When you set the camcorder to SD Mode, the
connector outputs an SD SDI signal.
Set “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” (page 90) in
the VIDEO SET menu to “SD SDI & SD HDMI
i” to output down-converted SD SDI signals for
monitoring, even in HD Mode. Use a
commercially available 75-ohm coaxial cable for
connection.
Notes
• If you set “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the
VIDEO SET menu to other than “HD SDI & HD
HDMI” or “SD SDI & SD HDMI i” and use the HDMI
OUT connector and i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector, no
signal will be output from the SDI OUT connector.
• When a connected external device does not correspond
to a REC trigger signal, the device cannot be operated.
For details on i.LINK connection, see “Connecting
via i.LINK (FAT only)” (page 108).
Connecting External Monitors and Recording Devices
105
A/V OUT connector (audio/video
composite multiconnector)
By changing the setting of “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/
O Select” (page 90) in the VIDEO SET menu,
you can output 2-channel audio and downconverted SD analog composite signals for
monitoring.
Use the supplied AV connection cable for
connection.
Operating Clips With a
Computer
To use the ExpressCard slot of a
computer
If the computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/
34 or ExpressCard/54 slot, you can directly insert
the SxS memory card containing clips recorded
with this camcorder and access to the files.
Notes
• The SxS Device Driver Software and the UDF Driver
Software must be downloaded and installed on your
computer. For details, see “Software Downloads”
(page 136).
• Operation is not guaranteed with all computers.
For support information for the driver, visit the
following URL:
http://www.sony.net/SxS-Support/
With a Windows computer, check that a
Removable Disk appears in My Computer. This
indicates normal status.
With a Macintosh computer, an icon is displayed
on the menu bar.
To connect with a USB cable
Connecting External Devices
When you connect the camcorder or the SBACUS10 SxS Memory Card USB Reader/Writer
(optional) using the supplied USB cable, the
memory card in the slot is acknowledged as an
extended drive by the computer.
When two memory cards are mounted in this
camcorder, they are acknowledged as two
independent extended drives by the computer.
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Note
The camcorder and the SBAC-US10 do not work on the
bus power from the computer. Supply the operating
power independently.
Operating Clips With a Computer
To check the connection to the camcorder
1
Note
Set the power switch to ON to turn on
the camcorder.
Do not select “Card Power Off” from the SxS memory
card icon displayed on the menu bar.
A message prompting you to confirm that
you wish to enable the USB connection is
displayed on the LCD monitor/EVF screen.
Using the application software
Note
This message will not be displayed while another
confirmation message or in-progress message (e.g.,
for formatting or restoration of an SxS memory
card) is shown on the screen. It appears when
formatting or restoration is completed. The message
is also not displayed while the CLIP INFO screen is
shown on the screen. It appears when an operation
on the CLIP INFO screen is completed or you
return to the thumbnail screen.
2
Select “Execute” by using the up/down/
left/right buttons or the jog dial.
3
With Windows, check that the memory
card is displayed as a removable disk in
My Computer.
With Macintosh, check that a “NO
NAME” or “Untitled” folder was
created on the desktop. (The Macintosh
folder name can be changed.)
Notes
To copy clips to the local disk of your computer,
the dedicated application software must be
downloaded and installed on your computer. For
details, see “Software Downloads” (page 136).
Although the data regarding recorded materials
are stored over multiple files and folders, you can
easily handle the clips without considering such
data and directory structure by using the
dedicated application software.
Note
If you operate, e.g. copy the clips on the SxS memory
card by using the Explorer (Windows) or Finder
(Macintosh), the subsidiary data contained by the clips
may not be maintained.
Using a nonlinear editing system
For a nonlinear editing system, optional editing
software that corresponds to the recording
formats used with this camcorder is required.
Store the clips to be edited on the HDD of your
computer in advance, using the dedicated
application software.
• The following operations must be eliminated when the
access lamp is lit in red.
—Turning the power off or disconnecting the power
cord
—Removing the SxS memory card
—Disconnecting the USB cable
• Operation is not guaranteed with all computers.
• Use the supplied USB cable for connection.
Connecting External Devices
Removing an SxS memory card
Windows
1. Click on the icon of “Safely Remove
Hardware” on the task bar of the computer.
2. Select “Safely remove SxS Memory Card Drive(X:)” from the displayed menu.
3. Check that the Safe To Remove Hardware
message appears then remove the card.
Macintosh
Drag the SxS memory card icon on the desktop to
Trash.
If the SxS memory card icon is located on Finder,
click on the eject icon on its side.
Operating Clips With a Computer
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Connecting via i.LINK
(FAT only)
When an HDV-compatible video format (SP
1440/59.94i, SP 1440/50i, or SP 1440/23.98P) or
a DVCAM-compatible video format (format of
SD Mode) is selected, setting “SDI/HDMI/
i.LINK I/O Select” (page 90) in the VIDEO SET
menu to “HDV” or “DVCAM” enables signal
inputs/outputs via the i.LINK (HDV/DV)
connector.
You can record the same images as those
recorded on an SxS memory card in this
camcorder on an external device connected to the
i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector, or record playback
pictures (HDV streams) of the external device on
the memory card in the camcorder.
For playback, DVCAM streams of 16-bit 2channel lock audio are acceptable.
Nonlinear editing conforming to the HDV format
is also enabled.
Notes
• DVCAM streams cannot be recorded with the
camcorder.
• Use the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector only for one-toone i.LINK connection.
• When you change a setting which affects output
signals from the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector, such as
“System” in the OTHERS menu or “SDI/HDMI/
i.LINK I/O Select” and “Down Converter” in the
VIDEO SET menu, disconnect the i.LINK cable then
change the setting. Changing such a setting with the
i.LINK cable connected may cause improper operation
of the connected i.LINK device.
Connecting External Devices
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i.LINK and
are trademarks.
Recording the Camcorder Picture
on an External Device
While recording (or standing by to record), the
picture being shot with this camcorder is output as
an HDV or DVCAM stream via the i.LINK
(HDV/DV) connector. It can be recorded on a
connected HDV or DVCAM recorder in
synchronization with the REC START/STOP
operation on this camcorder.
1
Perform the preparatory settings of the
camcorder.
• “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” (page 90)
in the VIDEO SET menu
• “Trigger Mode” (page 98) in the OTHERS
menu
2
Set the external device to recording
standby status.
3
Start recording with the camcorder.
The external device starts recording in
synchronization.
The status of the external device is displayed in
the i.LINK status indication area (page 19) on the
LCD monitor/EVF screen.
Indication
Status of the external device
STBY HDV
In HDV recording standby
zREC HDV
In HDV recording
STBY
In DV recording standby
zREC
DV
DV
In DV recording
Notes
• Operation may be different depending on the type of
external device.
• There is some time lag from when you start recording
until the i.LINK status indication changes. Recording
does not start on the connected i.LINK device before it
enters synchronization even if “Trigger Mode” is set to
“Both.”
• While you can record shot marks on the memory card
during recording, they are not added to the pictures
recorded on the external device.
Connecting via i.LINK (FAT only)
Nonlinear Editing
When the camcorder is displaying thumbnails or
in playback mode, you can transfer an HDV
stream to a nonlinear editing system connected
via the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector.
2
Set “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select”
(page 90) in the VIDEO SET menu to
“HDV.”
3
Set “Input Source Select” (page 90) in
the VIDEO SET menu to “i.LINK.”
The input image is displayed on the LCD
monitor/EVF screen and the monitor connected
via the VIDEO OUT connector.
The audio signal is output from the built-in
speaker, headphones connected to the
headphone connector, and the speaker of the
monitor connected to the AUDIO OUT
connector.
Notes
• The i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector of this camcorder is
a 4-pin connector. Check the number of pins of the
i.LINK connector on your computer and use an
appropriate i.LINK cable.
• In searching pictures of this camcorder on the
computer, it may take some time until the display is
reflected on the computer.
• If the playback clip is short or the playback starting
point is near the end of the clip, the i.LINK signal may
be interrupted between the clip and the next clip. When
you try to capture such a signal using the nonlinear
editing system, a malfunction may occur, depending
on the nonlinear editing software in use.
• If you specify a search speed other than 4, 15, or 24
times normal with the nonlinear editing system, no
i.LINK signal is fed out. In such a case, the picture on
the LCD monitor may stay frozen.
• High-speed playback picture may not be displayed on
the computer screen, depending on the nonlinear
editing software in use.
Setting on this camcorder
Set “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” (page 90) in
the VIDEO SET menu to “HDV” or “DVCAM.”
Recording External Input Signals
Press the REC START/STOP button
(page 15) or the REC START button
(page 17).
Recording begins.
Notes
• An error is generated in the following cases. In such a
case, cancel Recording mode by pressing the REC
START/STOP button.
—The video format of input signal does not match
that specified on the camcorder.
—A copy-protected stream is being fed in.
• If the input to the camcorder becomes no signal during
recording, the tally lamps and the i.LINK zREC status
indication on the LCD monitor/EVF screen flash,
indicating that no signal is being recorded on the SxS
memory card.
When an input signal is resumed, recording is
restarted, incrementing the clip number on the memory
card.
Connecting External Devices
The HDV stream input from a device connected
via the i.LINK connector can be recorded on an
SxS memory card in this camcorder. The
timecodes superimposed on the i.LINK input are
recorded regardless of the settings of the
camcorder.
4
Note
DVCAM streams cannot be recorded.
1
Set the external signal to a format that
can be recorded on the camcorder.
Signals of 1440 × 1080/59.94i can be recorded
when “Format” (page 99) is set to SP 1440/
59.94i or SP 1440/23.98P, and signals of 1440 ×
1080/50i can be recorded when set to SP 1440/
50i. Recording is not allowed with other
combinations of “Video Format” and input
signals.
Connecting via i.LINK (FAT only)
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FAT
External Synchronization
Video format
Valid reference
signal
1080/59.94i
NTSC
Genlock operation is enabled by supplying a
reference signal to the GENLOCK IN connector
(page 17) of the camcorder.
Valid reference signals depend on the video
format selected.
When the video format is UDF HD422 50/1080/
23.98P or HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P, or FAT HQ
1920/23.98P, HQ 1440/23.98P, select either
“23.98PsF” or “59.94i (2-3 Pull Down)” in
“23.98P Output” (page 91) in the VIDEO SET
menu.
HQ 1920/59.94i
HQ 1920/29.97P
HQ 1920/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 59.94i(2-3
Pull Down))
HQ 1920/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 23.98PsF)
HQ 1440/59.94i
HQ 1440/29.97P
HQ 1440/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 59.94i(2-3
Pull Down))
HQ 1440/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 23.98PsF)
SP 1440/59.94i
SP 1440/23.98P
HQ 1280/59.94P
HQ 1280/29.97P
HQ 1280/23.98P
DVCAM59.94i SQ/EC
DVCAM29.97P SQ/EC
For “NTSC/NTSC(J) Area”
UDF
For “PAL Area”
UDF
When multiple units of the camcorder are used in
the same shooting location, recording can be
made in synchronization with a specific reference
signal, and the timecode can be matched among
all the units.
Aligning the phase of the video signal
(Genlock)
1080/23.98PsF
NTSC
1080/59.94i
NTSC
1080/59.94i
720/59.94P
NTSC
1080/59.94i
NTSC
Connecting External Devices
Video format
Valid reference
signal
Video format
Valid reference
signal
HD422 50/1080/59.94i
HD422 50/1080/29.97P
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 59.94i (2-3
Pull Down))
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 23.98PsF)
HD422 50/720/59.94P
HD422 50/720/29.97P
HD422 50/720/23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/59.94i
HD420 HQ/1080/29.97P
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 59.94i (2-3
Pull Down))
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
(23.98P Output: 23.98PsF)
HD420 HQ/720/59.94P
HD420 HQ/720/23.98P
1080/59.94i
NTSC
HD422 50/1080/50i
HD422 50/1080/25P
HD422 50/720/50P
HD422 50/720/25P
1080/50i
PAL
DVCAM 59.94i SQ/EC
DVCAM 29.97P SQ/EC
110
1080/23.98PsF
NTSC
1080/59.94i
NTSC
1080/23.98PsF
NTSC
1080/59.94i
720/59.94P
NTSC
HD420 HQ/1080/50i
HD420 HQ/1080/25P
HD420 HQ/720/50P
1080/59.94i
NTSC
DVCAM50i SQ/EC
DVCAM25P SQ/EC
1080/23.98PsF
NTSC
1080/59.94i
720/59.94P
NTSC
1080/59.94i
NTSC
External Synchronization
1080/50i
720/50P
PAL
1080/50i
PAL
1080/50i
720/50P
PAL
1080/50i
PAL
FAT
Video format
Valid reference
signal
HQ 1920/50i
HQ 1920/25P
HQ 1440/50i
HQ 1440/25P
SP 1440/50i
HQ 1280/50P
HQ 1280/25P
1080/50i
PAL
DVCAM50i SQ/EC
DVCAM25P SQ/EC
1080/50i
720/50P
PAL
1080/50i
PAL
The phase adjustment for the reference signal can
also be made with “Genlock” (page 98) in the
OTHERS menu.
Notes
• When the output format is SD mode and you use one
of the video formats below, genlock is not possible. Set
the video format to HD mode.
UDF: HD422 50/720/59.94P, HD420 HQ/720/59.94P,
HD422 50/720/50P, HD420 HQ/720/50P
FAT: HQ 1280/59.94P, HQ 1280/50P
• If the reference signal is unstable, genlock is not
possible.
• The subcarrier is not synchronized.
Synchronizing the timecode of your
camcorder with that of another unit
Set the unit that supplies the timecode to a mode
in which the timecode output keeps advancing
(Free Run or Clock mode).
1
Set “Timecode” in the TC/UB SET
menu as follows:
2
Press the DURATION/TC/U-BIT
button (page 15) so that the timecode is
displayed on the screen.
3
Confirm that the IN/OUT switch (page
17) is set to IN, then supply an HD or SD
reference video signal to the
GENLOCK IN connector and the
reference timecode to the TC IN
connector.
The built-in timecode generator of your
camcorder locks to the reference timecode, and
the message “EXT-LK” is displayed on the
screen.
Notes
• Check that the reference timecode and the reference
video signal are in a phase relation that complies the
SMPTE timecode standards.
• When you finish the above procedure, the timecode is
immediately synchronized with the external timecode,
and the time data indication will show the value of the
external timecode. However, wait for a few seconds
until the timecode generator stabilizes before
recording.
• If the frequency of the reference video signal and the
frame frequency are not the same, a lock cannot be
acquired, and the camcorder will not operate properly.
In such a case, the timecode will not be correctly
locked to the external timecode.
• When the connection is removed, the timecode
advance may shift one frame per hour with respect to
the reference timecode.
To release the external timecode
synchronization
Change the “Timecode” setting in the TC/UB
SET menu set the camcorder to OFF.
External synchronization is also released when
you start recording in a special recording mode
(Slow & Quick Motion, Frame Rec, or Interval
Rec).
Synchronizing the timecode of another
unit with that of your camcorder
1
Specify the timecode of your camcorder
with “Timecode” and “TC Format”
(page 45).
2
Confirm that the IN/OUT switch (page
17) is set to OUT, then connect the TC
OUT connector and VIDEO OUT
connector (page 17) with the timecode
input and reference signal input of the
other unit, respectively.
The timecode to be output from the TC OUT
connector depends on the setting of “TC Out” in
“Timecode” in the TC/UB SET menu. If “TC
Out” is set to “Generator,” the timecode
generated by the timecode generator of the
camcorder is output during recording and
playback. If “TC Out” is set to “Auto,” the
timecode generated by the timecode generator is
output during recording, and that superimposed
with the video signal is output during playback.
External Synchronization
Connecting External Devices
Mode: Preset
Run: Free Run
About 10 seconds after locking, even if the
reference timecode from the external device is
disconnected, the external lock will be kept.
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Appendices
Important Notes on Operation
Use and Storage
Do not subject the unit to severe shock
• The internal mechanism may be damaged or the
body warped.
• If an accessory mounted on the accessory shoe
is subjected to severe shock, the accessory shoe
may be damaged. In such a case, stop using it
and contact your dealer or a Sony service
representative.
Do not cover the unit while operating
Putting a cloth, for example, over the unit can
cause excessive internal heat build-up.
After use
Always set the power switch to OFF.
Before storing the unit for a long period
Remove the battery pack.
Grip the handle when carrying
Grip the handle to carry. If you carry it by other
parts, such as the front microphone block or the
LCD monitor block, the camcorder may drop,
causing injury.
Do not leave the camcorder with the lenses
facing the sun
Direct sunlight can enter through the lenses, be
focused in the camcorder, and cause fire.
Shipping
• Remove the memory cards before transporting
the unit.
• If sending the unit by truck, ship, air or other
transportation service, pack it in the shipping
carton of the unit.
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Care of the unit
Remove dust and dirt from the surfaces of the lens
using a blower.
If the body of the unit is dirty, clean it with a soft,
dry cloth. In extreme cases, use a cloth steeped in
a little neutral detergent, then wipe dry. Do not
use organic solvents such as alcohol or thinner, as
these may cause discoloration or other damage to
the finish of the unit.
Important Notes on Operation
In the event of operating problems
If you should experience problems with the unit,
contact your Sony dealer.
Note about the battery terminal
The battery terminal of this unit (the connector for
battery packs and AC adaptors) is a consumable
part.
Power may not be supplied to the unit properly if
the pins of the battery terminal are bent or
deformed by shock or vibrations, or if they
become corroded due to prolonged outdoor use.
Periodic inspections are recommended to keep
the unit working properly and to prolong its
usable lifetime.
Contact a Sony service or sales representative for
more information about inspections.
Use and storage locations
Store in a level, ventilated place. Avoid using or
storing the unit in the following places:
• In excessive heat or cold (operating temperature
range: 0ºC to 40ºC or 32ºF to 104ºF)
Remember that in summer in warm climates the
temperature inside a car with the windows
closed can easily exceed 50ºC (122ºF).
• In damp or dusty locations
• Locations where the unit may be exposed to rain
• Locations subject to violent vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• Close to radio or TV transmitters producing
strong electromagnetic fields.
• In direct sunlight or close to heaters for
extended periods
To prevent electromagnetic interference from
portable communications devices
The use of portable telephones and other
communications devices near this unit can result
in malfunctions and interference with audio and
video signals.
It is recommended that the portable
communications devices near this unit be
powered off.
Note on laser beams
Laser beams may damage the CMOS image
sensors. If you shoot a scene that includes a laser
beam, be careful not to let the laser beam be
directed into the lens of the camcorder.
About the LCD panels
The LCD panels are manufactured with
extremely high-precision technology that yields
effective pixel rates of 99.99% or higher.
However, very rarely, one or more
pixels may be permanently dark or permanently
lit in white, red, blue, or green.
This phenomenon is not a malfunction. Such
pixels have no effect on the recorded data, and the
unit may be used with confidence even if they are
present.
Phenomena specific to CMOS image
sensors
The following phenomena that may appear in
images are specific to CMOS (Complementary
Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensors.
They do not indicate malfunctions.
White flecks
Although the CMOS image sensors are produced
with high-precision technologies, fine white
flecks may be generated on the screen in rare
cases, caused by cosmic rays, etc.
This is related to the principle of CMOS image
sensors and is not a malfunction.
The white flecks especially tend to be seen in the
following cases:
• when operating at a high environmental
temperature
• when you have raised the master gain
(sensitivity)
• when operating in Slow-Shutter mode
Flicker
If recording is made under lighting produced by
discharge tubes, such as fluorescent, sodium, or
mercury-vapor lamps, the screen may flicker,
colors may vary, or horizontal stripes may appear
distorted.
Focal plane
Owing to the characteristics of the pickup
elements (CMOS sensors) for reading video
signals, subjects that quickly move across the
screen may appear slightly skewed.
Flash band
The luminance at the top and bottom of the screen
may change when shooting a flashlight beam or a
light source that quickly flashes.
Note on the EVF display
• Pictures on the LCD monitor and EVF screen
may be distorted by the following operations:
—Changing the video format
—Rec Review
—Starting playback from the Thumbnail
screen
—Reversing the LCD monitor
—Switching the Expanded Focus display
• When you change the eye direction in the EVF,
you may see primary colors red, green, and
blue, but this is not a defect of the camcorder.
These primary colors are not recorded on any
recording media.
Fragmentation
If pictures cannot be recorded/reproduced
properly, try formatting the recording medium.
While repeating picture recording/playback with
a certain recording medium for an extended
period, files in the medium may be fragmented,
disabling proper recording/storage. In such a
case, make a backup of clips in the medium then
perform formatting of the medium using “Format
Media” (page 101) in the OTHERS menu.
Important Notes on Operation
Appendices
Aliasing
When fine patterns, stripes, or lines are shot, they
may appear jagged or flicker.
In such cases, set the Flicker-Reduction function
to Auto mode (page 45).
In some cases, such phenomena may not be
improved with the Flicker-Reduction function.
It is recommend to set the electronic shutter speed
to 1/100 sec. in 50-Hz areas and to 1/60 in 60-Hz
areas.
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Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Video Formats and Output Signals
Output formats for the SDI OUT connector
Serial digital signals from the SDI OUT connector are output depending on the settings of the setup menu
and format of the clip being played.
The output format is converted when using the settings in the following chart.
Notes
• When the format is UDF HD Mode or FAT HD Mode and “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu
is set to “SD SDI & SD HDMI i,” a down-converted SD signal is output.
• When “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu is set to other than “HD SDI & HD HDMI” or “SD
SDI & SD HDMI i,” signals are not output from the SDI OUT connector.
While recording (or standing by to record)/During clip playback
When recording:
“Format” in “System” in
the OTHERS menu
When playing: Playback
clip video format
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ 1440/23.98P
(23.98P Output:59.94i (2-3 Pull
Down))
SP 1440/23.98P
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HD422 50/720/59.94P
HD420 HQ/720/59.94P
HQ 1280/59.94P
HD422 50/720/29.97P
HQ 1280/29.97P
HD422 50/720/23.98P
HD420 HQ/720/23.98P
HQ 1280/23.98P
HD422 50/720/50P
HD420 HQ/720/50P
HQ 1280/50P
HD422 50/720/25P
HQ 1280/25P
Output format
Setting of “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu
HD SDI & HD HDMI
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
1920×1080/59.94i 1)
SD/59.94i 1)
1920×1080/59.94i 1)
1280×720/59.94P
SD/59.94i 1)
SD/59.94i 2)
1280×720/59.94P 3)
SD/29.97PsF
1280×720/59.94P 4)
SD/59.94i 1)
1280×720/50P
SD/50i 5)
1280×720/50P 6)
SD/25PsF
1) 59.94i provided through 2-3 pulldown of 23.98P.
2) 59.94i provided through conversion from 59.94P.
3) 59.94P provided by outputting each frame of 29.97P two times.
4) 59.94P provided by repeating each frame of 23.98P two or three times.
5) 50i provided through conversion from 50P.
6) 50P provided by outputting each frame of 25P two times.
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
When a thumbnail screen is displayed
“Format” in “System” in
the OTHERS menu
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ 1440/23.98P
(23.98P Output:59.94i (2-3 Pull
Down))
HD422 50/720/50P
HD420 HQ/720/50P
HQ 1280/50P
Output format
Setting of “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu
HD SDI & HD HDMI
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
SD/59.94i
1920×1080/59.94i 1)
1280×720/50P
SD/50i 2)
1) 59.94i provided through 2-3 pulldown of 23.98P.
2) 50i provided through conversion from 50P.
Appendices
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
115
Output formats from the HDMI OUT connector
Serial digital signals from the HDMI OUT connector are output depending on the settings of the setup
menu and format of the clip being played.
The output format is converted when using the settings in the following chart.
Note
When the format is UDF HD Mode or FAT HD Mode and “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu is
set to “SD SDI & SD HDMI i,” a down-converted SD signal is output.
While recording (or standing by to record)/During clip playback
When recording:
“Format” in “System” in
the OTHERS menu
When playing: Playback
clip video format
Output format
Setting of “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu
HD SDI & HD HDMI
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
SD HDMI P & HDV
HD HDMI & HDV
SD HDMI i & HDV
SD HDMI P
SD HDMI i & DVCAM
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ 1440/23.98P
(23.98P Output:
59.94i (2-3 Pull Down))
1920×1080/59.94i 1)
SD/59.94i 1)
SP 1440/23.98P 2)
HD422 50/720/59.94P
HD420 HQ/720/59.94P
HQ 1280/59.94P
HD422 50/720/29.97P
HQ 1280/29.97P
HD422 50/720/23.98P
HD420 HQ/720/23.98P
HQ 1280/23.98P
HD422 50/720/50P
HD420 HQ/720/50P
HQ 1280/50P
HD422 50/720/25P
HQ 1280/25P
1920×1080/59.94i 1)
1280×720/59.94P
SD/59.94i 3)
1280×720/59.94P 4)
SD/29.97PsF
1280×720/59.94P 5)
SD/59.94i 1)
1280×720/50P
SD/50i 6)
1280×720/50P 7)
SD/25PsF
SD/59.94i 1)
1) 59.94i provided through 2-3 pulldown of 23.98P.
2) While recording (or standing by to record) only.
3) 59.94i provided through conversion from 59.94P.
4) 59.94P provided by outputting each frame of 29.97P two times.
5) 59.94P provided by repeating each frame of 23.98P two or three times.
6) 50i provided through conversion from 50P.
7) 50P provided by outputting each frame of 25P two times.
Appendices
116
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
SD/59.94P
SD/50P
When a thumbnail screen is displayed
Output format
“Format” in “System” in
the OTHERS menu
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ 1440/23.98P
(23.98P Output:
59.94i (2-3 Pull Down))
Setting of “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu
HD SDI & HD HDMI
SD SDI & SD HDMI i
SD HDMI P & HDV
HD HDMI & HDV
SD HDMI i & HDV
SD HDMI P
SD HDMI i & DVCAM
SD/59.94i
SD/59.94P
1920×1080/59.94i 1)
1) 59.94i provided through 2-3 pulldown of 23.98P.
Output formats from the VIDEO OUT connector
Signals output from the VIDEO OUT connector are either the HD-Y signals output from the SDI OUT
connector/HDMI OUT connector (when outputting HD from the SDI OUT connector or HDMI OUT
connector), or analog composite signals (when outputting SD from the SDI OUT connector or HDMI
OUT connector).
Signals of clips recorded in a different system from the setting of “Country” in “System” in the OTHERS
menu are converted to the following frame rates for simplified playback before output.
When you play clips recorded with the PAL system while the “Country” is set to “NTSC Area/NTSC(J)
Area.”
Some frames may be repeated due to frame rate conversion.
Playback clip video format
Analog composite
SD/59.94i
1920×1080/30PsF
SD/29.97PsF
1280×720/60P
SD/59.94i
SD/29.97PsF
Cannot be played
Cannot be played
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Appendices
HD422 50/1080/50i
HD420 HQ/1080/50i
HQ 1920/50i
HQ 1440/50i
SP 1440/50i
HD422 50/1080/25P
HD420 HQ/1080/25P
HQ 1920/25P
HQ 1440/25P
HD422 50/720/50P
HD420 HQ/720/50P
HQ 1280/50P
HD422 50/720/25P
HQ 1280/25P
DVCAM50i SQ/EC
DVCAM25P SQ/EC
VIDEO OUT Output format
HD-Y
1920×1080/60i
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When you play clips recorded with the NTSC system while the “Country” is set to “PAL Area.”
Some frames may be deleted due to frame rate conversion.
Playback clip video format
HD422 50/1080/59.94i
HD420 HQ/1080/59.94i
HQ 1920/59.94i
HQ 1440/59.94i
SP 1440/59.94i
HD422 50/1080/29.97P
HD420 HQ/1080/29.97P
HQ 1920/29.97P
HQ 1440/29.97P
HD422 50/1080/23.98P
HD420 HQ/1080/23.98P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ 1440/23.98P
SP 1440/23.98P
HD422 50/720/59.94P
HD420 HQ/720/59.94P
HQ 1280/59.94P
HD422 50/720/29.97P
HQ 1280/29.97P
HD422 50/720/23.98P
HD420 HQ/720/23.98P
HQ 1280/23.98P
DVCAM59.94i SQ/EC
DVCAM29.97P SQ/EC
VIDEO OUT Output format
HD-Y
1920×1080/49.95i
Analog composite
SD/50i
1920×1080/24.97PsF
SD/25PsF
1280×720/49.95P
SD/50i
SD/25PsF
Cannot be played
Appendices
118
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Cannot be played
Output formats from the i.LINK I/O connector
Serial digital signals from the i.LINK I/O connector are output in the following formats depending on the
settings of the setup menu and format of the clip being played.
Note
When “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu is set to “HD SDI & HD HDMI,” “SD SDI & SD HDMI
i,” or “SD HDMI P,” signals are not output from the i.LINK I/O connector.
While recording (or standing by to record)/When playing a clip
When recording:
“Format” in “System” in
the OTHERS menu
When playing: Playback
clip video format
HQ 1920/59.94i
HQ 1440/59.94i
HQ 1920/29.97P
HQ 1440/29.97P
HQ 1920/23.98P
HQ 1440/23.98P
SP 1440/59.94i
SP 1440/23.98P
HQ 1280/59.94P
HQ 1280/29.97P
HQ 1280/23.98P
DVCAM59.94i SQ/EC
DVCAM29.97P SQ/EC
HQ 1920/50i
HQ 1440/50i
HQ 1920/25P
HQ 1440/25P
SP 1440/50i
HQ 1280/50P
Output format
Setting of “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” in the VIDEO SET menu
HD HDMI & HDV
SD HDMI i & DVCAM
SD HDMI i & HDV
SD HDMI P & HDV
No signal
SD/59.94i
SD/29.97PsF
No signal
1440×1080/59.94i
SD/59.94i
1440×1080/59.94i 1)
No signal
SD/59.94i 1)
No signal
SD/59.94i 2)
SD/29.97PsF
No signal
SD/59.94i
SD/29.97PsF
SD/50i
SD/25PsF
1440×1080/50i
No signal
HQ 1280/25P
DVCAM50i SQ/EC
DVCAM25P SQ/EC
SD/50i
SD/50i 3)
SD/25PsF
SD/50i
SD/25PsF
1) 59.94i provided through 2-3 pulldown of 23.98P.
2) 59.94i provided through conversion from 59.94P.
3) 50i provided through conversion from 50P.
Appendices
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
119
Limitations of Inputs/Outputs
The outputs from the camcorder are limited by the menu settings as follows:
×: no signal
Menu setting
System
UDF/
HD/SD
FAT
Output
SDI/HDMI/ SDI
HDMI
i.LINK I/O OUT
OUT
Select
UDF
HD SDI & HD
HDMI
HD
SD SDI & SD
HDMI i
FAT
HD
HD/HQ
HD/SP
Appendices
120
Input
A/V Out i.LINK
i.LINK
VIDEO
OUT
HD
×
HD-Y
SD
SD
×
Composite Composite ×
HD HDMI &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI P &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
DVCAM
SD HDMI P
Off
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
HD
SD-P
×
HD
×
×
×
×
×
×
Composite Composite ×
HD-Y
×
×
SD SDI & SD
HDMI i
SD
SD
×
Composite Composite ×
HD HDMI &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI P &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
DVCAM
SD HDMI P
Off
×
SD
DVCAM
×
×
HD
SD-P
×
HD
×
×
×
Composite Composite DVCAM
(display only)
×
×
×
Composite Composite ×
HD-Y
×
×
SD SDI & SD
HDMI i
SD
SD
×
Composite Composite ×
HD HDMI &
HDV
×
HD
HDV
HD-Y
SD HDMI i &
HDV
×
SD
HDV
Composite Composite HDV
SD HDMI P &
HDV
×
SD-P
HDV
×
SD HDMI i &
DVCAM
SD HDMI P
Off
×
SD
DVCAM
Composite Composite ×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
Composite Composite ×
HD SDI & HD
HDMI
HD SDI & HD
HDMI
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
×
×
×
×
HDV
HDV
Menu setting
System
UDF/
HD/SD
FAT
Output
SDI/HDMI/ SDI
HDMI
i.LINK I/O OUT
OUT
Select
UDF
HD SDI & HD
HDMI
×
SD SDI & SD
HDMI i
FAT
SD
Input
A/V Out i.LINK
i.LINK
VIDEO
OUT
×
×
×
SD
SD
×
Composite Composite ×
HD HDMI &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI P &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
DVCAM
SD HDMI P
Off
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
Composite Composite ×
×
×
×
SD SDI & SD
HDMI i
SD
SD
×
Composite Composite ×
HD HDMI &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI P &
HDV
×
×
×
×
×
×
SD HDMI i &
DVCAM
SD HDMI P
Off
×
SD
DVCAM
×
×
×
×
×
×
Composite Composite DVCAM
(display only)
×
×
×
Composite Composite ×
HD SDI & HD
HDMI
×
×
Appendices
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
121
Backup Battery
Replacement
This camcorder uses a backup battery to retain
various setting data.
A lithium battery (CR2032) for backup is
mounted in the camcorder at the factory.
The backup battery retains the date, time, and
timecode in Free Run mode even when no
operating power is being supplied.
CR20
3V
2
25
Insert a new backup battery (CR2032)
with the + symbol on the battery facing
outside.
Service life of the backup battery
When the backup battery’s voltage falls, the
backup battery low-voltage warning appears on
the LCD monitor/EVF screen.
If this warning appears, replace the battery as
soon as possible.
25
CR20
3V
3
Attach the cover in the original position.
WARNING
• Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in fire.
• Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
When you dispose of the battery, you must obey
the law in the relative area or country.
Replacing the backup battery
Notes
Appendices
122
• Be sure to set the power switch to OFF when replacing
the backup battery.
• Be careful not to drop the removed screw into the
camcorder.
1
Remove the screw of the backup battery
holder (page 18), then remove the cover.
Insert a nonmetalic item, such as a
plastic toothpick, to the side of the
battery and lever the battery out of its
compartment.
Backup Battery Replacement
25
CR20
3V
Troubleshooting
Power
Symptoms
Cause
Remedy
The camcorder does not
power on when you set
the power switch to ON.
No battery pack is mounted and no
power is supplied to the DC IN
connector.
Mount a battery pack (page 21) or connect to AC
power using the BC-U1 or BC-U2 (page 22).
The battery pack is completely
exhausted.
Replace the battery pack with a fully charged one
(page 21).
The power supply cuts
while operating.
The battery pack becomes exhausted. Replace the battery pack with a fully charged one
(page 21).
The battery pack becomes The ambient temperature is very low. This owes to the battery characteristics and is not a
exhausted very quickly.
defect.
The battery pack is inadequately
charged.
Recharge the battery pack (page 21).
If the battery pack is soon exhausted even after you
charged it fully, it may comes to the end of its life.
Replace it with a new one.
Recording/Playback
Symptoms
Cause
Recording does not start
when you press the REC
START/STOP button.
The power switch is set to OFF.
Set the power switch to ON.
The SxS memory card is writeprotected.
Release the write-protection, or replace the card with
a non-protected SxS memory card.
The SxS memory card is full.
Replace the card with one having sufficient space.
The SxS memory card needs
restoration.
Restore the memory card (page 26).
Playback does not start
The power switch is set to OFF.
when you press the PLAY
button.
Remedy
Set the power switch to ON.
The supplied IR Remote
Commander does not
work.
Remote control operation is disabled. Enable remote control operation (page 24).
Audio recording is not
possible.
The AUDIO LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) Adjust the audio recording levels with the AUDIO
controls are set to the minimum level. LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) controls (page 46).
The recorded sound is
distorted.
The audio level is too high.
The battery of the IR Remote
Commander is exhausted.
Adjust the audio recording levels with the AUDIO
LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) controls (page 46), and record
again.
Adjust the audio recording levels with the AUDIO
LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) controls (page 46), and record
again.
Troubleshooting
Appendices
The recorded sound has a The audio level is too low.
high noise level.
Replace the battery with a new one.
123
External Devices
Symptoms
Cause
The equipment connected It sometimes takes time for the
to the camcorder via an
connected equipment to recognize
i.LINK connection does the operation.
not react as expected, for
example, no picture
appears on its screen.
Appendices
124
Troubleshooting
Remedy
Wait for about 15 seconds. If the connected
equipment still does not react, do the following:
• Check the i.LINK cable, for example, by replugging it.
• Turn the power off, and connect the cable again.
• Change the i.LINK cable.
Error/Warning Indications
The camcorder informs you of situations where warning, caution, or an operation check is required,
through messages on the LCD monitor/EVF screen, the tally lamps, and a buzzer.
The buzzer is output to the built-in speaker or to the headphones connected via the headphone connector.
The buzzer volume can be set with “Alarm Level” in “Audio Output” (page 89) in the AUDIO SET menu.
Error Indications
The camcorder stops operation after the following indications.
Error indication on
LCD/EVF
Buzzer
Tally
lamps
Cause and measures
E + Error code
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
The camcorder may be defective. Recording stops even if
zREC is displayed on the LCD monitor/EVF screen.
Turn off the power and check the connected equipment, cables,
and media. If they are not defective, turn on the power again. If
the error persists, consult Sony service personnel.
(If power cannot be turned off by setting the power switch to
OFF, remove both the battery pack or the DC IN source.)
Warning Indications
When one of the following indications is generated, follow the message to clear the problem.
Buzzer
Tally
lamps
Cause and measures
Media Near Full
Intermittent
Flashing
Media Full
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
Battery Near End
Intermittent
Flashing
Battery End
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
Temperature High
Intermittent
Flashing
Voltage Low
Intermittent
Flashing
Insufficient Voltage
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
HDD A1) Battery Near
End
Intermittent
Flashing
HDD A1) Battery End
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
Free space on the SxS memory card has become insufficient.
Replace it with another at the earliest opportunity.
No space is left on the SxS memory card. Recording, clip
copying and clip division cannot be performed.
Replace it with another.
The battery power will be exhausted soon.
Charge the battery pack at the earliest opportunity.
The battery pack is exhausted. Recording cannot be
performed.
Stop operation and change the battery pack.
The internal temperature has risen above a safe operation
limit.
Suspend operation, turn off the power, and wait until the
temperature falls.
The DC IN voltage has become low (stage 1).
Check the power supply.
The DC IN voltage is too low (stage 2). Recording cannot be
performed.
Connect other power source.
The battery power of the connected HDD will be exhausted
soon.
Change the battery at the earliest opportunity.
The battery of the connected HDD is exhausted. Recording
cannot be performed.
Stop operation to change the battery.
Error/Warning Indications
Appendices
Warning indication
on LCD/EVF
125
Warning indication
on LCD/EVF
Buzzer
Battery Error
Please Change Battery
Backup Battery End
Please Change
Unknown Media(A)2)
Please Change
Media Error
Media(A)2) Needs to be
Restored
Media Error
Cannot Record to
Media(A)2)
Media Error
Cannot Use Media(A)2)
Will Switch Slots Soon
No Clip
Cannot Use Media(A)2)
Unsupported File System
Cannot Use Media(A)2)
In UDF Mode
Same File Already Exists
Change Media(A)2)
Video Format Mismatch
Copy Protected Input
Cannot Record
Appendices
Media Error
Playback Halted
Media(A)2) Error
Media Reached
Rewriting Limit
Change Media (A)2)
Tally
lamps
Cause and measures
An error was detected with the battery pack.
Replace the battery pack with a normal one.
The remaining power of the backup battery is insufficient.
Replace the battery with a new one.
A partitioned memory card or one that contains recorded clips
exceeding the number permitted with this camcorder is loaded.
This card cannot be used with this camcorder. Remove it and
load a compatible card.
An error occurred with the memory card. The card requires
restoration.
Remove the card, load it again, and restore it.
Recording cannot be done, as the memory card is defective.
As playback may be possible, it is recommended to replace it
with another card after copying the clips, as required.
Neither recording nor playback can be done, as the memory
card is defective.
It cannot be operated with this camcorder. Replace it with
another card.
This is an advanced notice that the camcorder will switch from
the current memory card to the other memory card for
continuous recording.
There are no clips in the memory card.
Check the selected card.
A card of a different file system or an unformatted card was
inserted. It cannot be used with this camcorder.
Replace it with another card or format it with this camcorder.
A memory card incompatible with UDF mode is inserted.
Replace the card from the respective slot, format it with the
camcorder, or switch to UDF FAT mode.
A clip with the same name exists in the memory card to which
you want to copy.
Replace the card from the respective slot with a different card.
The external signal input via the i.LINK connection cannot be
recorded, as the “Format” setting is different from the signal
format of the external input signal.
Change “Format” in “System” in the OTHERS menu to match
it to that of the external signal.
The external signal input via the i.LINK connection cannot be
recorded, as the stream is copy-protected.
Check the input signal.
An error occurred in reading data from the memory card, and
playback cannot be continued.
If this frequently occurs, change the memory card after
copying the clips, as required.
Recording cannot be done, as an error occurred with the
memory card.
If this frequently occurs, change the memory card.
The memory card comes to the end of its service life. Make a
backup copy and replace the card with another one as soon as
possible. Recording/playback may not be performed properly
if you continue to use the card.
For details, refer to the operating instructions of the memory
card.
126
Error/Warning Indications
Warning indication
on LCD/EVF
Buzzer
Reached Clip Number
Limit
Copy Completed to xx/xx
Not Enough Capacity
Copy Completed to xx/xx
Reached Duplication
Limit
Copy Completed to xx/xx
Copy Error!
(CANCEL:Abort)
No Media!
Copy Error!
(CANCEL:Abort)
Media Write Protected
Copy Error!
(CANCEL:Abort)
Cannot Use Media(A)2)
Copy General Files
NG: Cannot Copy
File System Mismatch
Tally
lamps
Cause and measures
The maximum number of clips for 1 memory card is reached,
so copying cannot continue. (xx/xx indicates the completed
copy operations.)
Replace the card.
There is not enough capacity for copying. (xx/xx indicates the
completed copy operations.)
Replace the card.
There are already 10 or more clips with the same name as the
clip that you want to copy, so copying cannot continue. (xx/xx
indicates the completed copy operations.)
Replace the card.
There is no memory card inserted in the slot.
Insert a card.
The memory card is write-protected.
Remove the card from the slot and remove the writeprotection.
A memory card that cannot be used with the camcorder is
inserted.
Replace the card in the respective slot.
Copying of a general file failed.
Retry copying.
A memory card with an different file system is inserted.
Replace the card, format it with the camcorder, or switch to
UDF FAT mode.
1) B for a HDD connected to slot B
2) (B) for the card in slot B
Appendices
Error/Warning Indications
127
Licenses
MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio
License
ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN
CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY
MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE
MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING
VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED
MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED
WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER
APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2
PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS
AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250
STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER,
COLORADO 80206.
“PACKAGED MEDIA” means any storage
media storing MPEG-2 video information such as
DVD movie which are sold/distributed to general
consumers. Disc replicators or sellers of the
PACKAGED MEDIA need to obtain licenses for
their own business from MPEG LA. Please
contact MPEG LA for any further information.
MPEG LA. L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET,
SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206
http://www.mpegla.com
Bitmap Fonts
This product uses RICOH Bitmap Fonts
produced and sold by Ricoh Company, Ltd.
On accessing software to which
the GPL applies
Appendices
128
This product uses software to which the GPL
version 2 applies. This informs you that you have
a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute
source code for these software programs under
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Specifications
General
Mass
PMW-200
Approx. 2.3 kg (5 lb 1.1 oz) (Camcorder
only)
Approx. 2.7 kg (5 lb 15 oz) (With lens
hood (1), eyecup (1), battery pack BPU30 (1), SxS memory card (1))
PMW-100
Approx. 1.5 kg (3 lb 4.9 oz) (Camcorder
only)
Approx. 1.8 kg (3 lb 15 oz) (With lens
hood (1), eyecup (1), battery pack BPU30 (1), SxS memory card (1))
Dimensions
PMW-200
Approx. W172 mm × H164 mm ×
D419 mm
(6 7/8 × 6 1/2 × 16 1/2 inches)
(Outermost dimensions. Depth is the
length from the front panel of the lens
hood to the EVF eyecup.)
Approx. W172 mm × H164 mm ×
D317 mm
(6 7/8 × 6 1/2 × 12 1/2 inches)
(Not including extruding parts. Depth
is the length from the front panel of the
lens hood to the back of the unit.)
Appendices
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PMW-100
Approx. W167 mm × H164 mm ×
D335 mm
(6 5/8 × 6 1/2 × 13 1/4 inches)
(Outermost dimensions. Depth is the
length from the tip of a front
microphone to an EVF eyecup.)
Approx. W167 mm × H164 mm ×
D278 mm
(6 5/8 × 6 1/2 × 11 1/8 inches) (Not
including extruding parts. Depth is the
Specifications
length from the tip of a front
microphone to the back of the unit.)
Power requirements
DC 12 V (11.0 V ~ 17.0 V)
Power consumption
Approx. 12 W
while recording with LCD Off, EVF
On and I/O Select Off
Approx. 17 W (PMW-200) /
Approx. 14 W (PMW-100)
while recording with LCD On, EVF
On and I/O Select HD SDI & HD
HDMI
Inrush current
(1) Maximum possible inrush current at
initial switch-on (Voltage changes
caused by manual switching): 50 A
peak, 9.5 A r.m.s. (240V AC)
(2) Inrush current after a mains
interruption of five seconds (Voltage
changes caused at zero-crossing): 3 A
peak, 0.7 A r.m.s. (240V AC)
Operating temperature
0°C ~ +40°C
Storage temperature
–20°C ~ +60°C
Continuous operation time
(While recording with LCD Off, EVF
On and I/O Select Off)
With battery pack BP-U90: approx. 6
hours
With battery pack BP-U60: approx. 4
hours
With battery pack BP-U30: approx. 2
hours
Recording format (video)
UDF
HD422 mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL,
50Mbps / CBR
HD420 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
FAT
HQ 1920 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
HQ 1440 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
HQ 1280 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
SP 1440 mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14,
25 Mbps / CBR
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
Recording format (audio)
UDF
HD422 mode: LPCM (24-bit, 48 kHz, 4
channels)
Other modes: LPCM (16-bit, 48 kHz, 4
channels)
FAT
HD Mode: LPCM (16-bit, 48 kHz, 4
channels)
SD Mode: LPCM (16-bit, 48 kHz, 2
channels)
Recording frame rate
FAT
HQ 1920 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
HQ 1440 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
Recording/playback time
UDF
HD422 mode
When using SBP-64 / SBS-64G1A
(64GB): Approx. 120 minutes
When using SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A
(32GB): Approx. 60 minutes
When using SBP-16 (16GB): Approx
30 minutes
HD420 mode
When using SBP-64 / SBS-64G1A
(64GB): Approx. 180 minutes
When using SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A
(32GB): Approx. 90 minutes
When using SBP-16 (16GB): Approx.
45 minutes
DVCAM mode
When using SBP-64 / SBS-64G1A
(64GB): Approx. 220 minutes
When using SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A
(32GB): Approx. 110 minutes
When using SBP-16 (16GB): Approx.
55 minutes
FAT
HQ 1920/HQ 1440/HQ 1280 mode
When using SBP-64 / SBS-64G1A
(64GB): Approx. 200 minutes
When using SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A
(32GB): Approx. 100 minutes
When using SBP-16 (16GB): Approx.
50 minutes
SP 1440 mode
Specifications
Appendices
UDF
HD422 mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL,
50Mbps / CBR
1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
1280 × 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
HD420 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
1280 × 720/59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
DVCAM mode
720 × 486/59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 × 576/50i, 25PsF
1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
HQ 1280 mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL,
35Mbps / VBR
1280 × 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
SP 1440 mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14,
25Mbps / CBR
1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3
pull down)
DVCAM mode
720 × 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 × 576/50i, 25PsF
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When using SBP-64 / SBS-64G1A
(64GB): Approx. 280 minutes
When using SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A
(32GB): Approx. 140 minutes
When using SBP-16 (16GB): Approx.
70 minutes
DVCAM mode
When using SBP-64 / SBS-64G1A
(64GB): Approx. 260 minutes
When using SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A
(32GB): Approx. 130 minutes
When using SBP-16 (16GB): Approx.
65 minutes
Note
These approximate playback times depend on operating
conditions, available memory, etc.
Lens
PMW-200
Lens mount
Fixed type
Zoom ratio
14×, power/manual switchable
Maximum relative aperture
1:1.9
Focal length
5.8 mm ~ 81.2 mm
(equivalent to 31.4 mm ~ 439 mm on a
35 mm lens)
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Focus area
Auto/manual switchable
800 mm to ∞ (macro OFF)
50 mm to ∞ (macro ON, wide end)
735 mm to ∞ (macro ON, tele end)
Iris
Auto/manual switchable
F1.9 to F16 and C (close)
Picture stabilizing function
ON/OFF possible, shift-lens system
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Specifications
Filter thread
M 77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm
Macro
ON/OFF possible
PMW-100
Lens mount
Fixed type
Zoom ratio
10×, power/manual switchable
Focal length
5.4 mm ~ 54 mm
(equivalent to 40 mm ~ 400 mm on a
35 mm lens)
Focus area
Auto/manual switchable
10 mm to ∞ (wide end)
800 mm to ∞ (tele end)
Iris
Auto/manual switchable
Wide: F1.8 (tele: F2.9) to C (close)
Picture stabilizing function
ON/OFF possible, shift-lens system
Filter thread
M 37mm, pitch 0.75 mm
Camera Block
Pickup device
PMW-200: 1/2-inch triple chip “Exmor”
CMOS image sensor
PMW-100: 1/2.9-inch single-chip
“Exmor” CMOS image sensor
Effective picture elements
1920 (H) × 1080 (V)
Built-in filters (PMW-200 only)
ND filters
CLEAR: Clear
1: 1/8ND
2: 1/64ND
Minimum subject illumination
PMW-200: 0.12 lx (typical) (1920 ×
1080/59.94i, F1.9, +18 dB, 64-frame
accumulation)
PMW-100: 0.40 lx (typical) (1920 ×
1080/59.94i, F1.8, +18 dB, 64-frame
accumulation)
Shutter speed
1/32 ~ 1/2000 sec.
Slow Shutter (SLS/EX SLS)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64 frames
Slow & Quick Motion
720p: 1 ~ 60 frames, 1 ~ 50 frames (for
PAL Area, UDF)
1080p: 1 ~ 30 frames, 1 ~ 25 frames (for
PAL Area, UDF)
SDI output
BNC type (1), switchable with HD-SDI/
SD-SDI
SMPTE292M/259M
i.LINK
IEEE 1394, 4-pin connector (1), HDV
(HDV 1080i) / DV input/output, S400
Timecode input
BNC type (1), switchable with TC OUT
connector
0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
Timecode output
BNC type (1), switchable with TC IN
connector
1.0 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
White balance
Preset mode (3200K), Memory A mode,
Memory B mode/ATW mode
GENLOCK input
BNC type (1), switchable with VIDEO
OUT connector
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Gain
USB
–3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Inputs/Outputs
Audio input
XLR type 3-pin (2), female, LINE/MIC/
MIC+48V switchable
LINE: +4 dBu
MIC: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
(Reference input level 0 dBu=0.775
Vrms)
AV multi-output
AV multi-connector (1), audio output,
composite signal
Audio: -10 dBu (Under 47 kΩ load,
reference level)
Analog composite signal: NTSC or PAL
Headphone output
Stereo minijack (1)
-18 dBu (Reference level output under
16Ω load)
Speaker output
Monaural
Output: 250 mW
DC input
DC jack
HDMI output
Type A (1)
LENS REMOTE (lens remote controller)
connector (PMW-200 only)
8-pin round (1)
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Video output
BNC type (1), switchable with
GENLOCK IN connector, HD-Y/
composite signal
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
mini-B (1)
External device connector (PMW-200 only)
4-pin (Type A) (1)
Specifications
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Displays
Viewfinder
PMW-200: 0.45-inch color LCD: 852
(H) × 480 (V), 16:9
PMW-100: 0.24-inch color LCD: 392
(H) × 224 (V), 16:9
LCD monitor
3.5-inch color LCD monitor: 852 (H) ×
3 (RGB) × 480 (V), 16:9
Internal Microphone
Internal microphone
Omnidirectional stereo electret
condenser microphone
Operating instructions in PDF (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Software Downloads
When the unit is used with a PC connection,
download device drivers, plug-ins, and
application software, where applicable, from the
Sony Professional products web site.
Sony Professional products web site homepage:
U.S.A.
http://pro.sony.com
Canada
http://www.sonybiz.ca
Latin America http://sonypro-latin.com
Europe, Middle East and Africa
http://www.pro.sony.eu
Japan
http://www.sonybsc.com
Asia Pacific
http://pro.sony-asia.com
Korea
http://bp.sony.co.kr
China
http://pro.sony.com.cn
Optional Accessories
Media Slot Block
Type
ExpressCard/34 (2)
Package Configuration
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Lens hood (1)
This is pre-installed to the PMW-200.
Lens cap (PMW-100 only) (1)
This is pre-installed to the camcorder.
Infrared Remote Commander (1)
EVF eyecup (1)
USB cable (1)
AV connecting cable (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Wi-Fi adaptor bracket (PMW-200 only) (1)
BP-U30 battery pack (1)
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor: BC-U1 (1)
Lithium battery (CR2032 for backup) (1)
This is pre-installed to the camcorder.
Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote
Commander) (1)
This is pre-installed to the IR Remote
Commander.
CD-ROM
Specifications
Battery pack
BP-U30, BP-U60, BP-U90
Battery charger/AC adaptor
BC-U1, BC-U2
SxS memory card
SxS PRO Series
SxS-1 Series
SxS memory card USB reader/writer
SBAC-US10
Media Adaptor
QDA-EX1 (for XQD memory cards)
MEAD-MS01 (for “Memory Stick PRO-HG
Duo” HX series)
MEAD-SD01 (for SDHC cards)
Wi-Fi adaptor
CBK-WA01 (PMW-200)
Electret condenser microphone
ECM-VG1, ECM-673, ECM-674,
ECM-678, ECM-MS2, ECM-680S
Wireless microphone
UWP-V1*, UWP-V2*
Wide-conversion lens
VCL-HG0737K (PMW-100)
VCL-EX0877 (PMW-200)
Hard disk unit
PHU-220R*
Memory recording unit
HVR-MRC1K*
* To attach accessories to the rear accessory shoe,
use the optional cold shoe kit (part no.: X-2546633-1).
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Notes
• Always make a test recording, and verify that
it was recorded successfully.
SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT
ON ACCOUNT OF FAILURE OF THIS
UNIT OR ITS RECORDING MEDIA,
EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEMS OR
ANY OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE
SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF
ANY TYPE.
• Always verify that the unit is operating
properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT
ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF
PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS
DUE TO FAILURE OF THIS UNIT,
EITHER DURING THE WARRANTY
PERIOD OR AFTER EXPIRATION OF
THE WARRANTY, OR FOR ANY OTHER
REASON WHATSOEVER.
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Specifications
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Index
Numerics
23.98P Output 91
A
A/V OUT connector 106
AC Adaptor 21
AC Power 22
ACCESS lamps 25
AGC mode 41
All Reset 96
All-Clip thumbnail screen 66
Aperture 59
Area Detection 60
assignable buttons 49, 97
ATW 40
ATW Speed 87
Audio Input 88
AUDIO LEVEL knobs 47
audio monitoring 47
Audio Output 89
audio recording levels 46
AUDIO SELECT switches 47
AUDIO SET Menu 88
AUDIO Status 77
Auto FB Adjust 53, 87
Auto Naming 38
Auto Shutter 42
Auto White Balance 40
Auto-Tracing White balance 40
B
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backlight 23
backup battery 122
Battery Alarm 98
Battery Charger 21
Battery INFO 98
Battery Pack 21
Battery/Media Status Screen 78
Black 60
Black Gamma 60
built-in speaker 68
built-in stereo microphones 46
Button/Remote Status Screen 77
Index
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Camera Data 96
CAMERA SET Menu 82
CAMERA Status Screen 76
Charge Count 78
Clip 38, 67, 100, 106
Clip Cont. Rec 50, 85
Clip Name Disp 102
Clip name 38
Clip Operation menu 68
Clock 22
Clock Set 96
CMOS Image Sensors 113
Color Bars 83
Color Correction 56
Color Detection 60
Copy 60
Copy All 101
Country 99
Cueing up 68
D
DC IN connector 22
DC IN Power 22
delete shot marks 74
Deleting Clips 61
Depth-of-Field indication 20
Detail 57
Direct Menu 20, 98
DISP CLIP INFO 70
DISPLAY button 19
Display On/Off 92
Down Converter 91
DURATION/TC/U-BIT button 45
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Electronic Shutter 41
Electronic Viewfinder 23
Entering a character string 81
Error Indications 125
EVF 23, 91
EX Slow Shutter 83
EX SLS 42
EXPAND (COARSE) 73
EXPAND (FINE) 73
EXPAND CLIP Screen 69, 72
EXPAND FOCUS button 43
Exposure 42, 87
ExpressCard slot 106
External Hard Disk 27
External Input Signals 109
External Monitors 105
External Synchronization 110
eyepiece focusing knob 23
F
Flange focal length 53
Flicker Reduce 45, 84
Flickers 45
Focus 43
Format 30, 99
Format Media 101
Frame Recording 49, 85
FULL AUTO button 37
Full Auto mode 37
Full MF mode 43
G
Gain 41
Gain Setup 82
Gamma 59
Genlock 98
GENLOCK IN connector 110
H
handle ZOOM button 43
HD Detail 57
HD/SD 99
HDMI OUT connector 105
headphone connector 47
Histogram indication 20
Hours Meter 98
I
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Knee 59
KP Flag 48
L
Language 96
LCD 23, 91
LCD/VF SET Menu 91
Lens hood 13
LENS REMOTE connector 43
Limitations of Inputs/Outputs 120
Low Key SAT 60
M
Macro mode 44
MACRO switch 44
Marker 41, 92
Matrix 55
MEAD-MS01 30
MEAD-SD01 30
Media Adaptor 29
Media Full 26
Media Near Full 26
Memory A mode 40
Memory B mode 40
Memory Stick 30
MENU button 80
Menu Scroll 104
MF Assist 83
microphone holder 46
Monitoring audio 47
Multi Matrix 55
N
Network 102
NG Flag 48
NightShot 45, 87
Nonlinear Editing 109
Appendices
i.LINK 19, 108
i.LINK connector 105
Image Alignment 52
Image Inversion 87
Input Source Select 90
Interval Recording 49, 85
IR Remote 18, 24, 98
K
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OK Flag 48
OK Mark 48
OK-Clip thumbnail screen 66
OTHERS Menu 96
Output Signal 114
Jog dial 80
Index
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P
P.Cache Rec 85
PAUSE 73, 74
Peaking 44, 91
PEAKING button 44
PHU-220R 27
Picture Cache Recording 51
Picture Profiles 53
Plan.Metadata 62, 101
Planning metadata 62
PLAY/PAUSE button 67
Power Zoom 43
PP Data 60
Preset mode 40
Preventing switching errors 38
Profile Name 55
R
REC HOLD lever 38
Rec Review 48, 85
REC REVIEW button 38
REC START/STOP button 38
Recording audio signals 46
recording start mark 50, 69
Reference Tone 47
Reset 60
S
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S&Q Motion 52, 85
SBAC-US10 106
SD Detail 58
SDHC Cards 30
SDI OUT connector 105
SDI Rec Control 91, 105
SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select 90
SEL/SET buttons 80
SEL/SET dial 80
Setting Data 61
Setup Menus 79, 82
Shockless White 86
SHOT MARK 47, 69
SHOT MARK Screen 69, 73
shot marks 47, 68, 74
Shutter 82
Skin Tone Detail 58
SLOT SELECT button 66
Slow & Quick Motion 51
Index
SLS/EX SLS 83
Status Screens 76
Steady Shot 44
SxS Device Driver Software 106
SxS Memory Cards 25
System 99
T
Tally 98
TC Format 95
TC IN connector 111
TC Out 111
TC OUT connector 111
TC/UB SET Menu 94
THUMBNAIL button 66
Thumbnail Screens 65, 68
time and date 22
Time Data 45
Time Zone 22, 96
Timecode 45, 94, 110
TLCS 20, 37, 86
Trigger Mode 98, 108
U
UDF/FAT 99
USB cable 106
USB Flash Drives 30
Users Bit 45, 94
UTC 22
V
Version 104
Version Up 104
Video Formats 39
VIDEO OUT connector 105
VIDEO SET Menu 90
Video Status Screen 77
Viewfinder 23
VOLUME buttons 47, 68
W
Warning Indications 125
White 56
WHITE BAL button 40
WHITE BAL switch 40
White Balance 40
White Switch <B> 86
Wide Conversion 44, 87
wide-conversion lens 44
Wi-Fi 103
Wi-Fi Adapter 32
Wi-Fi remote commander 35
X
XQD Memory Cards 29
Z
Zebra 41, 92
zebra pattern 41
Zoom 43
Zoom Speed 43, 84
Zoom Transition 84
Appendices
Index
141