Long
Recording
To achieve
Time
maximum
for this high density
performance
digital
are used exclusively
and recording
recording,
time
metal particle
tapes
in the Digital BET ACAM VTRs.
use of a highly efficient
data handling
maximum
recording
which
is superior
analog
Betacam
the accidental
Betacam
protocol
The
achieves
time of 40 minutes,
to that of the current
formats.
To prevent
use of conventional
cassette
tapes,
a special
I guide
rail is
used to
I distinguish
them from
standard
Betacam
cassettes.
Robust
and
Cassette
Dust
Compartment
Protection
Systems
The DVW- lOO/700WS use a new robust cassette
compartment
that is stationary.
compartment
does not pop up to eject
the cassette as in the current
Betacam transports.
This prevents
damage
accidental
of the cassette
compartment
during
to further increase
reliability.
eject
Since the
Digital BET ACAM
cassette
is inserted
from
the top via its narrow
side, the entrance
of the
The cassette
a
cassette compartment is much narrower than the current
analog Betacam transports. This minimizes dust
particles entering the tape transport. A front lid seals the
cassette entrance to shut out the flow of air into the tape
transport. In addition the DVW-700/700WS incorporate
cleaners for both the rotary and the stationary (CTL and
TC/CUE) heads to maintain stable recording and
reproduction of the video and audio signals.
Low
Acoustic
Noise
In order to protect the operator and sensitive
microphones from the noise generated by the high
speed rotating drum, the DVW-700/700WS are designed
to lower the acoustic noise to a minimum. An exclusive
noise barrier is built in, enclosing the tape transport to
retain the scanner noise within the unit.
Field
Playback
Capability
and
Viewfinder
Playback
Field playback of full color video and two audio channels
is provided without a playback adaptor. Two full color
composite analog video signals are available on two
output ports, in addition one or the other audio channels
or a mix of two channels can be selected at the audio
monitor output. Inclusion of full color playback capability
is made possible by the use of application-specific LSls
which permits extensive digital signal processing with
very low power consumption. Field playback is a great
advantage for field verification of the recording and
permits direct microwave transmission. Field verification
is also possible using the viewfinder. The luminance
signal can be reviewed in the viewfinder while audio
playback is available via an earphone or the built-in
loudspeaker .
DVW.700
is a Digital BETACAM camcorder
equipped with 4:3 Hyper HAD 1000 FITCCD
sensors, incorporating
digital signal processing
the camera section and the Digital BETACAM
recording format in the VTR section.
GENERAL
Superb
Picture
in
FEATURES
and
Sound
Quality
with
Full
Digital
Operation
By using digital signal processing in the camera section
and the Digital BETACAM recording format in the VTR
section, the DVW-700/700WS achieve full digital video
acquisition. Both video and audio signals are digitally
processed thereby staying in the digital domain from
image and sound acquisition to recording.
In combination with the Digital BETACAM studio VTRs
and Sony's wide range of digital video equipment, the
DVW-700/700WS provide the great advantage of
preserving the original picture and sound quality without
degradation throughout the process from acquisition
through editing to program distribution.
Compact
and
Lightweight
The development of a compact Digital BETACAM
transport and the use of high density application-specific
Large Scale Integrated circuits (LSls) for digital signal
processing has made it possible to pack many new and
outstanding features into the compact body of the
DVW-700/700WS. Almost the same size as the current
Sony analog Betacam camcorders, the
DVW-700/700WS weigh only 7kg (151b 7oz) including a
viewfinder, battery, cassette, microphone and lens.
The extensive use of LSls also contributes to a low
overall power consumption.
Variable
High
Power
Lithium-ion
Battery
A lithium-ion battery has been developed to complement
the DVW-700/700WS. The BP-L60 and the BP-L90 can
be attached directly to a V-shoe attachment on the
DVW-700/700WS. This provides the power
connection and facilitates a quick and easy
battery change. In comparison to
conventional NiCd batteries, these
lithium-ion batteries have a
higher charge capacity in a
I smaller and lighter weight
package. As a result, the
BP-L60 provides continuos
camcorder operation for
approximately 120 minutes and
the BP-L90 provides
DVW.700WS
is a Digital BETACAM 16:9/4:3
switchable camcorder which uses a newly
developed Hyper HAD 1000 FIT 16:9 widescreen
CCD sensol: It achieves full digital video acquisition
in both 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 picture formats with
the Digital BETACAM recording format.
approximately 180 minutes. Since lithium-ion batteries
do not suffer from a" memory effect", it is not necessary
to fully discharge them to retain their full capacity.
In addition, the BP-L60/BP-L90 incorporate four LEOs as
capacity indicators for a quick visual check of the
remaining charge. Of course, conventional BP-90A and
NP-1 B NiCd batteries can also be used with the
OVW-700/700WS with optional battery cases.
Refined
Ergonomic
Design
The excellent balance low center of gravity and low
profile of the OVW-700/700WS provide great operational
flexibility, providing good peripheral vision for the
operator when used on the shoulder. In order to
accommodate the varying weight distribution of different
lenses and battery systems, the position of the shoulder
pad is adjustable. The body of the OVW-700/700WS are
made of rugged lightweight diecast magnesium and is
rain and dust resistant. This allows the OVW-700/700WS
to be used under the harshest of field conditions.
16:9/4:3
Switchable
The OVW-700WS can operate in both widescreen and
conventional 4:3 modes without the connection of an
external unit. 16:9/4:3 mode switching is easily and
quickly executed through the setup menu, and the
viewfinder aspect ratio is automatically changed with the
mode selection.
VTR
FEATURES
Digital
BETACAM
Recording
The DVW-700/700WS use the Digital BETACAM
component digital recording format which provides
superb picture quality and multi-generation capability
with virtually no dropouts to overcome the limitations of
analog recording. The development of a compact
transport and a very efficient data handling system has
made it possible to record these component digital signals
within a Betacam size camcorder and tape cassette.
High
Quality
Digital
Audio
The DVW-700/700WS can record two channel 16-bit
digital audio signals to offer high quality sound for field
recording. To ensure a very wide dynamic range for the
audio signals, linear ND converters are incorporated.
Each of the two audio channels is recorded on two
digital audio tracks available in the recording format.
VTR
Function
The VTR function
control
the VTR, including
In addition
is displayed
Control
buttons
are located
Play, Fast Forward,
to these basic functions,
mode provides
recognizable
on the top of
Rewind
and Stop.
a high speed
color pictures
Search
at speeds
via a bargraph
meter allows precise
level.
also displayed
in the viewfinder.
The DVW-700/700WS
An audio tone generator
function
which automatically
when the VTR Standby
transport
rewinds
previous
mode is activated.
the tape for a few seconds,
the last recorded
segment
Review
plays back the last recorded
segment
and precisely
The
plays back
stops at the
Tone
Generator
is provided
audio tone to be recorded
reference
Optional
which allows a 1kHz
along with color bars as a
signal for precise
playback
WRR-860A
Microphone
position.
of the recordings.
Wireless
Receiver
An optional WRR-860A
Built.in
Time
Reader
and
Code
generator/reader.
recorded
be attached
which allows continuous
mode or even when a new recording
recorded
material.
service area for maximum
is
flexibility
time code to be
provide frame accurate
back-space
in field acquisition.
The WRR-860A
also
editing.
External
Microphone
Power
Comprehensive
The XLR microphone
LCD
channels can supply ( +48V) external
This
condenser
function microphones
allows external
to be
I,~
Display
A extensive
provides
LCD display
critical
VTR operation.
data including
information
Time Code, CTL
and User Bit data, tape
remaining
input connectors
of
Along with time
and battery capacity
can be powered
iicdirectly from the DVW-700/700WS.
is started in the middle
The DVW-700/700WS
provides
high quality sound and a wide
in the rec-run mode, after exiting the stand-by
of previously
size and light
weight, the WRR-860A
The VITC insert position can be selected
also provided
Receiver can
to the
With its compact
time code and vertical interval
A time code regenerator
UHF
DVW- 700/700WS.
provide a built-in time code
through the menu operation.
recorded
Wireless Microphone
Either real time or preset time code is
both as longitudinal
time code.
Generator,
Regenerator
The DVW-700/700WS
is
:!:5
Audio
a Record
A digital audio peak
of the audio recording
The time data and the audio level for channel-1
times normal playback.
also incorporate
meter.
adjustment
used without
external
the need for an
power
supply.
Supply
for the two audio
microphone
power.
CAMERA
10
bit/36MHz
FEATURES
Full
Digital
Signal
Processing
The DVW-7OO/7OOWSincorporate full digital signal
processing for the camera circuit which provides not
only superb picture quality, but also great advantages
for setup of the camera at a level unattainable with
conventional analog signal processing.
Superb Picture
Quality
The DVW-7OO/7OOWSuse 1O-bit ND converters for the
R, G, B output signals of the CCDs to obtain a wide
dynamic range and superior picture quality. In order to
maintain this picture quality, the subsequent signal
processing is done at more than 1O-bits with a maximum
of 14-bits and at a 36MHz sampling frequency, which is
twice the horizontal clock frequency of the Hyper HAD
1OOOTM
CCD. This also allows very precise and flexible
settings for various setup parameters meeting the severe
demands of non-linear signal processing required for
gamma and knee compensations.
Easy Setup
Potentiometers are virtually eliminated by the adoption of
the digital processing, which simplifies the setup of the
camera.
High Reliability
and Stability
The digital camera circuits also provide high reliability
and stability for picture reproduction, since the setup
parameters can not be changed by physical factors
such as temperature and the passage of time.
Faithful
Reproduction
Handling a wide variety of setup parameters with
numerical values allows these values to be memorized
on a Setup Card. This Setup Card can be moved from
camera to camera drastically reducing variations among
cameras in multiple camera operation.
Outstanding
Flexibility
In order to maximize the flexibility of the digital processing,
the camera processor LSls are specifically designed to
provide a variety of setup parameters and flexible parameter
settings required for high quality EFP operation.
Compactness
With the adoption of digital signal processing and the
high density LSls. Sony is able to pack a variety of
functions in a compact unit.
Setup
Card
A large number of setup
parameters can be stored in a
newly developed Setup Card,
which provides great advantages
to the camera operator. It is now
possible to instantly set up a
camera to the specific conditions
preset in the Setup Card. This
convenient function also allows a
specific camera setup to be
stored in the card and to instantly
reproduce the same setup condition on any camcorder
with this feature.
It also allows setup of multiple cameras to a uniform
condition. The Setup Card adds great flexibility and
dramatically improves operating efficiency.
Independent
Detail
Correction
Files
for
16:9/4:3
Modes
The DVW-700WS has independent image detail
correction files for the 16:9 mode and the 4:3 mode and
these values can be prestored in the setup card.
Factory preset values of optimum aperture level and
horizontal detail frequency for both 16:9/4:3 are stored in
the DVW-700WS.
Setup
Card
and reproduced
stored with the DVW-700
with the DVW-700WS
can be read
and vice versa.
Selectable
Correction
The DVW-700/700WS
gamma
correction.
processing,
Curve
have two preset
With the adoption
the precise
be approximated
straight
memories
of digital
shape of the gamma
with much more precision
line approximation
Variable
Linear
of analog
for
signal
curve can
than the
processing.
Matrix
The DVW-700/700WS employ a linear matrix circuit which
electrically adjusts the basic R, G, B color, taking
characteristics
of the camera, for optimum colorimetry.
The
linear matrix coefficients can be varied to reproduce a desired
color tone or to provide a color match among dissimilar
cameras.
Dependence
and
Crispening
The Level Dependence circuit restricts detail
enhancement for video signals near black to eliminate
unnecessary correction in this area of the picture.
In addition, Crispening is used to inhibit the creation of a
detail signal for small transition in the picture providing
effective detail enhancement without amplifying low level
noise.
Compatibility
Setup parameters
Gamma
Level
Two sets of matrix coefficients can be stored in
memory, they can be instantly recalled at the user's discretion.
Variable
Detail
Frequency
For flexibility in adjustment of detail enhancement, the
horizontal detail frequency can be varied over the range
of 2.0MHz to 6.5MHz. This function allows the frequency
of the detail enhancement to be matched to the content
of the scene or to the bandwidth of the VTR or other
output device that is used.
Skin
Tone
Detail
The DVW-700/700WS incorporate a Skin Tone Detail
function which reduces the level of the detail signal for
skin tone objects in the picture. This feature provides a
pleasing reproduction of the skin of the actors while
maintaining full crispness in all other portions of the
picture. Hence, detail enhancement can be freely
applied without worrying about accentuating normal
imperfections in the complexion of the performers.
Detail
Clip
In order to prevent the creation of an excessive detail
signal in an area of the picture with extreme highlights or
stepping lines along slanted picture edges, the detail
clip level can be varied for both horizontal and vertical
detail enhancement.
Knee
Correction
Control
and
Dynamic
Contrast
Control
In order to capture highly contrasted objects as clearly
as possible, the DVW-700/700WS employ knee
correction circuitry to retain picture detail even in very
bright areas. Both the knee point and knee slope are
variable with fine adjustments to match differing shooting
conditions. With this knee correction capability, the
dynamic range of the camera can be extended up to
600%. Furthermore, adjustment of the knee correction
can be automated by the use of the Dynamic Contrast
Control (DCC) circuitry that can automatically adjust
knee parameters according to the intensity of the scene
content. The degree of the DCC action can be set via
the menu system to meet various requirements.
Black/White
Shading
Compensations
For easy camera setup, automatic black and white
shading compensations are built into the
DVW-700/700WS. Automatic black shading is used to
correct for uneven dark sensitivity caused by thermal
characteristics of the processing circuitry, while
automatic white shading compensates for irregularities
in white reproduction caused by optical devices such as
lenses and prisms. By adjusting relevant parameters in
the digital domain, these corrections are completed
within a short time, eliminating the time consuming
manual adjustments which are necessary with analog
processing cameras.
Cross
Color
Suppression
When shooting diagonal stripes, cross color artifacts can
appear on the composite output from interference
between the subcarrier and luminance elements of the
composite video signal. In order to minimize these
artifacts, the DVW-700/700WS are equipped with a cross
color suppression function which limits the level of the
luminance signal within the frequency bands onto which
the subcarrier signal is to be added. With this function,
stripes and lattice patterns can be clearly reproduced
without reducing the horizontal resolution of the camera.
Hyper
HAD
The DVW-700
1000
incorporates
whose outstanding
CCD
Super
the Hyper HAD 1000 sensor
Definition
System
(Super
EVS)
In order to take advantage of both the high vertical
resolution of the frame integration mode and the superior
motion blur reduction of the field integration mode, the
Super Enhanced Vertical Definition System is featured in
the DVW-700 and in the DVW-700WS. In this system,
the electron charges accumulated in the imager are
read out every 1/60 second in the same manner as in
the field integration mode, however, the charges in pairs
of adjacent lines are not simply added as in the
conventional field integration mode. Instead a small
amount of the charges accumulated in one of the
adjacent lines is added to the total charges accumulated
in the current line being read out, establishing a
mechanism similar to the frame integration mode. The
result is an enhanced vertical resolution of 450 TV lines
without motion blur or line flicker often seen in the normal
frame integration mode.
performance
has been well-proven
the Sony BVP Series of studio and portable
total of 520,000
CCD sensor.
picture elements
highly accurate
achieve
are packed
This high packing
Sony's sub-micron
cameras.
density,
manufacturing
into this
combined
techniques
in
A
with
provides
spatial offset of the three imagers to
an outstanding
high depth of modulation
around
70% at 5MHz.
Hyper
HAD
16:9
Widescreen
The DVW-700WS
1 000
CCD
incorporates
three newly developed
Hyper HAD 1000 FIT 16:9 Widescreen
widescreen
picture
pictures.
elements,
Each is packed
CCDs to capture
with 520,000
the same as the conventional
Hyper HAD CCD. With this CCD, switching
4:3 is easily executed
without
an external
4:3
from 16:9 to
unit.
Enhanced
Dual
Optical
Vertical
Filter
The DVW-700/700WS
filter wheels,
(Neutral
Density)
Conversion)
incorporate
one wheel
filters to balance
wheel;
4300K,
f-stop.
also expand
Hyper HAD 1000 CCD/Hyper
HAD 1000 Widescreen
for ND
the camera
under a wide
while using the lens at its
Four types of filters are built in each
ND (Clear,
6300K).
optical
exclusively
filters and the other for CC (Color
range of color temperatures,
optimal
two separate
is dedicated
1/4, 1/16, 1/64), CC (Cross,
Various
creativity
combinations
3200K,
of these filters
.
CCD
High Sensitivity
Despite the high packing density of the Hyper HAD 1000
CCD sensor, the DVW-700/700WS provide the incredibly
high sensitivity of F 8.0 at 2000 Ix by the use of an OCL
(On-Chip-Lens) layer which effectively converges
incoming light onto each photo sensitive element.
Reduced
Vertical
Smear
Taking full advantage of the Frame Interline Transfer
method, coupled with the HAD sensorTM structure and
OCL (On-Chip-Lens) layer the vertical smear level has
been reduced to a level where it is imperceptible.
Minimum
Aliasing
and
Improved
Frequency
Response
The increased number of picture elements of the Hyper
HAD 1000 sensor in combination with an exclusive wide
band optical low pass filter design drastically reduces
aliasing and significantly improves frequency response
of the Red, Green and Blue baseband signals. As a
result, a very high depth of modulation has been
achieved.
Variable
Speed
Electronic
Shutter
In order to capture clear images of high speed moving
objects
without
speeds
are available;
1/2000.
sensor
The increased
makes
extremely
Clear
motion
sensitivity
it more practical
fast shutter
Scan
blur, various
electronic
shutter
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,
of the Hyper
HADTM
to use even these
speeds.
TM and
Extended
Clear
Scan
When shooting computer displays with conventional
cameras, a horizontal band appears across the display
screen. This phenomenon is caused by the difference in
the scanning frequency between the camera and the
computer display. The DVW-700/700WS have both
Clear Scan and Extended Clear Scan mode to eliminate
this banding effect, by matching the shutter speed of the
camera to the computer scanning frequency over the
range from 30.4 to 7000Hz (508 steps). Extended Clear
Scan adopts a special technique to enable shutter
speed below the NTSC field rate, from 30.4Hz to 58.3Hz.
Programmable
Master
Gain-up
Mode
To capture subjects in a dark environment with a
maximum signal to noise ratio, the DVW-700/700WS
provide a wide-range of gain-up values; -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,
18, 24, 30dB. Any three of these values can be
assigned to the three position LOW/MEDIUM/HIGH gain
switch prior to the actual shooting, making the camera
ready for the planned shooting situation.
Viewfinder
Aspect
The viewfinder
aspect
Ratio
ratio of the OVW-700WS
automatically
switched
by the 16:9/4:3
A "squeezed"
widescreen
picture
the 4:3 format.
A x3 magnifying
better visibility
of the viewfinder
New
View
Automatic
Black and White Balance
Automatic black balance adjusts the black level of each
of the R/G/B signals to maintain black balance of these
three signals at any gain-up level. Automatic white
balance adjusts the gain of the R, G, B channels to
ensure faithful color reproduction under any color
temperature. Two white balance settings can be
memorized for each of four CC filters to instantly change
the balance when it is necessary to continuously shoot a
subject as the subject transitions from one color
temperature illumination to another.
lines of horizontal
dual peaking
enable precise
camera
position,
<DVW-700WS>
is provided
with
which offers a 600 TV
with virtually no flare.
provides
The
very crisp images to
focusing.
the following
advising
conditions:
character
indications
to
of the following
Extender,
Zoom
Filter position for both NO
and CC filters, Auto white balance
memory,
Master gain, Shutter speed
including
Clear Scan and Extended
Clear Scan speed,
Iris position, Tape
remain time, Camera
In the OVW-700WS,
indication
10.
16:9/4:3 mode
These indications
can be hidden
by setting the appropriate
system.
Additionally,
the following
functions
Extender,
at the user's discretion
parameters
the exclamation
be used to warn of non-standard
balance,
<DVW-700>
can also be shown.
Gain-up,
in the menu control
mark indication
can
operation .when any of
Shutter, Preset white
Unusual filter positions
and Iris
are activated.
A safety zone (80% or 90%), a center marker and a box
cursor can also be
displayed
on the
viewfinder
frame
according
to the
menu setting.
When the OVW-700WS
in used in the 16:9
mode, different
types
of 4:3 limits and box
cursors
<DVW-700WS>
outputs, allowing
convenient and
comprehensive
setup. The setup
menu system is
controlled by a
combination of
two switches and
UP/DOWN
buttons.
viewfinder
resolution
circuitry
The CAT provides
the operator
in
lens is used for
CAT.
the OVW-700 and the OVW-700WS,
override
Comprehensive
Menu
Control
All setup parameters are well organized in a two layer
menu, categorized as User and Engineer menus. While
the Engineer menu provides access to all of the camera
parameters, only selected parameters can be accessed in
the User menu to prevent accidental changes to the
settings. Furthermore, the user can eliminate rarely used
parameters from the User menu and leave only the
frequently used menu pages to appear so that setup can
be efficiently completed without seeing full menu pages.
Menu pages are provided both in the viewfinder and
through the video
can also be shown
viewing
Finder
A new 1.5-inch monochrome
Automatic
Function
Automatic
Iris Control
Automatic Iris Control is provided to keep an optimum
aperture even if the brightness in the shooting area is
changed, allowing the user to concentrate on framing
and focusing. A sophisticated electronic feedback
system ensures quick response. Furthermore, Iris
Override can also be used to vary the nominal set point
of the automatic iris control over the range of -0.5 to +0.5
F-stop, in increments of 0.25 F-stops.
is
mode selection.
can be
selected
to help in
shooting
16:9 material
that may be converted
later into the 4:3
mode.
Two level
zebra video indication
is also provided
I ensures
optimum
which
iris
adjustment while in
I manual iris operating
<DVW-700WS
4.3 Limits ON>
mode.
New
Eyecup
A new eyecup is supplied with the DVW-700/700WS. It
uses a soft sponge pad and bellows construction which
provides freedom of movement while maintaining a light
tight seal. In comparison to a conventional rubber eyecup,
this new eyecup is much softer and keeps its softness even
under cold temperatures. The new eyecup is easily
detachable and the conventional eyecup can be readily
substituted depending on the user's preference.
In addition, the complete eye-piece can be easily
removed from the viewfinder allowing direct view of the
CAT. Three optional eye-pieces are available for various
requirements, including high magnification, low
magnification and standard magnification with special
compensation for aberrations.
Optional
RM-P9
Remote
Control
Unit
Using the RM-P9 Remote
Control
Unit, basic functions
and adjustments
of the
DVW-700/700WS
remotely
can be
controlled.
The RM-P9 is interfaced
with
a 6-pin cable with a maximum
length of 100 meters.
NOTE: The parameter settings which
are controlled with the
RM-P9 cannot be stored in the
Setup card.
Test
Output
The DVW- lOO/lOOWS incorporate a test output port which
provides composite video, red, green or blue signals for
camera testing.
Camera
ID
For easy confirmation of which camcorder was used for
an individual recording, a camera ID can be
superimposed on color bars. The camera ID can be set
as part of the system control menu.
Color
Bars
When the DVW-lOOWS is in the 16:9 mode, "16:9"
characters can be superimposed on the color bars for
easy reference of the aspect mode in use.
Easy
Maintenance
The DVW-lOO/lOOWS incorporate a sophisticated
diagnostic system which detects malfunctions within the
camcorder. The adoption of digital signal processing has
improved the ability to specify the precise location and
nature of a fault. Warning indications are provided
through the camera viewfinder for faults in the camera
section and on the LCD display for faults in the VTR section.
In addition, plug-in boards are used for almost all the
circuitry in the DVW-lOO/lOOWS, this allows quick and
easy maintenance.
Genlock
Genlock
Capability
capability
I Camera
is incorporated,
allowing
Return
the
DVW-700/700WS
to be integrated
system.
Return can be also accessed
Camera
the common
connector.
into a multi-camera
through
With the advantage
CA- 701
Camera Adaptor
of a SOl (Serial Digital Interface)
providing component digital video transmission and the
capacity to record four channels of high quality digital
audio, the CA-701 Camera Adaptor further extends the
wide range of application of the OVW-700/700WS
camcorders beyond EFP (Electric Field Production),
Electronic Cinematography and studio application.
When the CA-701 is connected
to
to the OVW-700/700WS
camcorders, all four audio channels provided by the Digital
BETACAM recording format become available for use.
Furthermore, the CA-701 provides two SOl outputs.
Each SOl output carries the video output of the
camcorder plus four embedded audio channels, so
that only a single coaxial cable is required to connect
the camcorder to a monitor; a digital switcher or other
equipment
Four
Channel
Audio
Recording
Capability
When the CA-701 is connected to a
DVW- 700/700WS, 4-channel audio
recording is possible. The CA-701
provides record/playback
connections to audio channels 3
and 4, while the connection to
channels 1 and 2 is provided on the
camcorder itself. All four audio
channels can be used
simultaneously. The input levels of
channels 3 and 4 can be
independently controlled and
monitored on the CA-701 via a LCD
level meter. Conn~ction to CH-3 and
CH-4 is via standard XLR
connectors with provision for
phantom power for the microphones.
SDI Output
The CA-701 adds two SOl output connections (BNC) to
the camcorder. The SOl outputs provide component
digital video and four embedded audio signals via a
single coaxial cable, allowing a simple connection with
other SOl equipped devices. The component
digital signal provided by the SOl port
makes it possible to monitor the quality
of the video being recorded much
more precisely than via the
composite video output normally
provided on the camcorder .
Similarly component video playback
is available via the SOl output.
with a SOl input.
Versatile
Audio
For monitoring
the audio signals,
output
connectors;
(stereo
standard
AUDIO
CA-701.
receiver
Direct
via
a
Built-in
can power
to
the
docking
of the CA-701
Other
connector.
and two screws
Quick,
is ensured
easy
by the V-
at the top of the
.
Features
.Compact
.Low
Camcorder
to the DVW-700/700WS
and stable attachment
camcorder
a wireless
Connector
directly
with the built-in 40-pin
shoe attachment
of all
via a 4-pin connector.
40-pin
attaches
monitoring
via the adaptor.
via the DC input of the
the CA-701
Connection
The CA-701
has two
Connections
can be powered
In addition,
microphone
Individual
is also provided
Power
The camcorder
the CA-701
OUT (XLR) and HEADPHONE
phone jack).
four audio channels
Flexible
Monitoring
and lightweight,
power consumption,
.BVF-55
5-inch viewfinder
approximately
approximately
1.0kg (2 Ib 3 oz)
7W
can be used with the CA-701
<DVW-700
with CA-701 and BP-L60>
Triax
CCU
Camera
Adaptor
Adaptor
New
for Dvw-7oonoows
Command
Making
good
studio
and
studio
camera
degree
Network
use
OB
of its extensive
truck
is mainly
-Introduction
assignable
Camera
Control
When
the
precise
new
from
Control
connected
easily
integrate
in the
field
Note' Parameter
a far
whole
higher
Network
center"
Remote
with
shutter
the
The operator can control the REG, REW and FF functions of the
camcorder even when the camcorder
lock can be accomplished
Panel
CA-755
such
speed,
directly,
etc.
from
the
a MSU-700
Thus
a multiple
the
VTR
is used with the GA-755
and GGU-550 system configuration.
concept
Control
parameters
or from
with
700/700WS
the
Camera
be
(Master
shoot
remotely
Setup
with
Connection
the
DVW
camcorders
The GA- 755 can be directly attached to the DVW- 700/700WS
RCP-720/721
DVW-700/700WS
camera
with
as gamma,
can
TG
by connecting an external time code
signal to each TG input of the cameras.
Direct
setup
CCU-550
Capability
Furthermore, when used in a multiple camera configuration,
"nerve
is used
CCU-550.
jnto
or the
the
Unit
Panels
to the
re-examined
of structuring
DVW-
on:
electronic
the
in multi-camera
Command
technical
camera
camera
iris control,
controlled
Remote
The
DVW-700/700WS
Adaptor,
detail,
a goal
based
of a powerful
-Electronically
Sony
with
flexibility.
REC
System
experience
installations,
architecture
of system
architecture
With a compact design, superb performance
features and the excellent picture quality; the
OVW-700/700WS meet and exceed the criteria for
an outstanding EFP production tool. To further
enhance the capabilities of these camcorders to
studio and multi-camera EFP applications, Sony
has designed the CA-755 triax camera adaptor to
integrate the OVW-700/700WS into the Sony studio
camera systems. When the OVW-700/700WS is
used with the CA-755, all necessary functions of
the camcorder can be precisely and remotely
controlled from the CCU-550 Camera Control Unit
via a single triax cable.
with the built-in 40-pin docking connector. Quick, easyand
stable attachment of the GA-755 is achieved via the V-shoe
Unit)
attachment and 2 screws at the top of the camcorder.
can
other
cameras
Compact
and
Lightweight
To complement the lightweight design and excellent balance of
studio.
settings which are controlled
with the CCU-550
via CA-755 can
the camcorder, the GA-755 weighs only 1.9kg (41b 3 oz).
not be stored in the Setup Card,
BVF-55
Long
and
Variable
The
CA- 755
with
up to 600m
014.5mm
connects
cable
Signal
to the
CCU-550
of 08.5mm
can
diameter
be achieved.
the
via triax
cable
This
triax
camera
as
signal
to the
PGM,
INCOM,
signals
triax
are
system
RET
transmitted
Operation
1200m
analog
CCU.
the DVW-700WS is used in the 16:9 mode, the BVF-55 shows
transmits
the correct aspect ratio image in the view finder.
component
In addition,
VIDEO,
the GA-755. Tally indication as well as center marker, safe area
indication can be shown for EFP and studio operation. When
of
MIC,
(Requires BVF-55 with serial No.10991
and up)
REMOTE
through
the
cable.
Maximum
Cable length
, 600m with 08.5mm triax cable
(Fujikura)
'1200m
(Fujikura)
with ~14.5mm triax cable
cable.
and
Viewfinder
The 5-inch monochrome viewfinder, BVF-55, can be used with
Transmission
<DVW-700
with CA-755>
With the introduction of OSP (Oigital Signal
Processing), it is now possible to provide the camera
operator control of almost all camera parameters via
a menu type control system. Unfortunately, as the
operator is given more adjustments to optimize the
performance of the camera for each application, the
need to manually page through the camera menus
to verify the setting of each camera parameter is
sometimes making camera operation more complex.
The BZP-100 camera PC setup system is intended
to restore easy camera operation and still retain the
full capability to control all camera parameters.
All camera parameters can be easily configured
from a standard PC, personal computer. Furthermore
the BZP-100 control system is also capable of
managing a multi-camera system network.
BZP-100
Camera
Easy
PC
Set-up
Camera
with
Unit
Setup
GUI-based
Flexible
Operation
The BZP-100 is designed to meet a wide range of application.
Operation
Cameras, to say nothing of camera network systems, have an
Camera operation can be optimized for: daily operation,
enormous amount of parameters to be setup. With a GUI
customized setup, service maintenance, etc.
specially designed for the DSP cameras, the BZP-100 camera
setup system is able to precisely and quickly control the camera
setup parameters using a keyboard, a mouse and the well
thought out GUI. All the setup parameters can be accessed via
these 5 menu layers. Desired parameter can be quickly found
by just selecting the displayed items on the layers.
Easy
Picture
Matching
The time-consuming
configuration
job to match pictures in a multi-camera
can be dramatically reduced by the use of the
BZP-100. Applying the same setup data, multiple cameras can
be instantly and simultaneously setup to produce uniform
conditions from the remote PC.
.Operational Status
.Video
.Color
.Detail
.Audio
Level
Network
Control
System
(not utilized with the
The BZP-100 Camera PC Set-up Unit can also be integrated
DVW- 700/700WS)
into the Sony studio camera systems using a CNU, Command
Using
various
these
setup
Followings
Comprehensive
Camera
switches
and controls
items can be controlled
are some examples
displayed
on the GUI,
with intuitive
of the operation
operation.
of the GUI.
Paint Control
With a Scroll Bar, all parameters of the Paint Menus (Knee, Slope, Gamma. etc.)
can be graphically controlled.
Selectable Gamma
Table/Gamma Curve Modification
The value of gamma can be changed step by step
with the UP and DOWN buttons. The gamma curve
can be simply defined by selecting
preset tables. Then it can be also
Network Unit. When the BZP-100 is connected to the CNU of a
multi-camera system, the setup of the individual cameras can
be adjusted via their respective CCUs. In addition, the BZP-100
can share control of a camera system with MSUs, RCPs and
other system peripherals.
Interface
Box
(Protocol/Command
Connector)
The Sony ISR, Interactive Status Reporting,
protocol has been developed to report on the
status and help in the maintenance of large
systems. The "Interface Box" included with the
BZP-100, allows camera products that do not
directly.
support the ISR protocol directly to be
In addition, the dialog boxes
integrated into an ISR system. The Interface
show setup choices, input
Box accepts standard ISR commands and
forms, error messages, etc, to ensure reliable camera setup.
translate them such that cameras that
respond to either the original Sony Camera Remote or the new
Data
Filing
Function
The camera setup parameters (Master Setup, Gamma, Log,
Service information, etc.) is put together into a file. The files can
be edited, downloaded and saved on a FDD or a HDD at will.
Using different pre-set files according to application and need,
the efficiency of multiple camera setup is greatly improved.
Command Network protocol can be integrated into an ISR
system.
1. Film
Used
Style
Shooting
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EFP
Style
Shooting
Location
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Used
Television Commercial Production
Documentary
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Natural History
~U.Audio
CH-3/4
~ -Audio
on:
Drama
Sports
Special
Audio CH-3/4
Events
CH-I/2
Audio CH-1/2
L0017°OWS
Set up Card~
"Preprograms"
camera
for particular video "Look"
3. Multiple
Camera
Video
Shoot
Used on:
Special
Event
Sports
Example 1
~
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DVW-7OO/700WS
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Example 2
RS-232C
9-p;n C",~
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preprD~rams
all
Cab!e ~
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cameras
for basic matching
0.
Set
~upCard
DVW-7001700ws
~
~
DVW-7001700WS
BVP-550 + CA-550
orBVP-750
RM-P9
Handheld
panel allows
relative fine adjustment
to any selected
camera
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Example
3
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BZP-1
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RS-232C
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9-pin Cross Cable
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BVP-550 + CA-550
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4. Basic
System
5. ISO-Recording
Used
with Simultaneous
~
Use of CA- 755 to make
~
component recording within an
EFP/Production System
RCP-700Series
Switched
Output
parallel
Recording
on:
SITCOM
(Situation
Comedy)
Drama
Game
Show
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16:9 and 4:3 Origination
Used on:
All programming
Simultaneous
created
16:9/4:3
having
significant
Broadcast
~ ~J.
archival
System
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TRIAX
CJ
DVW-700!700WS
CA.755
CCU-550
value
StudiO!"
Rechargeable
Lithium-ion
Battery
Battery Case for an optional BP-90A
NiCd Battery
BP-L60
DC-L90
Battery Case for an optional NP-1B
NiCd Battery
Battery Charger for four BP-L60's and
BP-L90
Battery Charger for four BP-90A's
four NP-1 B's
DC-L
BC-L
BC-410
1
100
and
Battery Charger for four NP-1 B
BC-1
AC Adaptor
AC Adaptor
Wireless
AC-DN-1
AC-550
WRR-860A
RM-P9
Viewfinder
Rotation Bracket
Microphone
Receiver
WD
Remote Control Unit
Camera Adaptor
Camera Adaptor for CCU-550
Camera Adaptor for CCU-355
BKW-401
CA-
CA-
CA-
5-inch Viewfinder
Camera Control Unit
Camera Control Unit
Return Video Selector
BVF-55
CCU-550
CCU-355
CAC-6
701
755
705
Servo Filter Unit
Extension
BKDW-701
EX-454
2.0-inch 16:9 B/W Viewfinder
1.35-inch
BVF-V20W
BVF-VC1OW
Rain Cover for DVW-7001700WS
CA-701/7551705
3-188-446-01
with
Board for CA-705f755
Viewfinder
Eye-piece
High magnification
A-8262-537-A
Low magnificafion
A-B262-53B-A
Standard magnification with speciai compensation for
aberrations
A-B267-737-A
Viewfinder
1.5-inch 4:3 B/W Viewfinder
Camera
BVF-V10
BZP-100
Carrying Case
Digital Video Cassette
Video Head Cleaning
LC-777
BCT
BCT
16:9 Color Viewfinder
-D6/D12/D22/D32/D40
Eye-piece
(High Performance
(x3)' A-8314-798-A)
Supplied with DVW- 700WS
PC Set-up Unit
-D12CL
Cassette
Others
VTR SECTION
General
.The
specifications
DVW-700f700WS
given above
recorded
were measured
materials
on standard
by playing
Digital
back
BETACAM
VTRs.
~
BZP-100
General
Weight
230g (81Ib)
BZP-100
BZP-100
IB~
System
Components
PC/A T Compatible
supplied)
';
Supplied
Accessories
~ONAM
-Customer
Warranty 9ard (1 )
Inquiry Card ( 1)
SVI vard
(* User
Setup Software
Ins! Model for UC only
(1)
Examinatk>n
Data Sheet
CA-755
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(
1863
-
Unit: mm (inch)
DVW-700nOOWs
CA-70S System
,
BVF-55
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BZP-100
Interface
Box
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CA-755
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Kit)
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BP-L60/L90
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RCP-700 Series
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Master Setup Unit
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