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ARRIFLEX 235
Instruction Manual
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adjustment knob for
lock for telecoping
friction adjustment
manual image
finder arm
for finder arm
hook for focus tape
compensation
handgrip mounting point
locking key for
manual image
compensation
finder arm
power supply
socket
ground glass
eyepiece lock
adjustable mirror shutter
eyepiece
eyecup
PL-mount
handgrip
cover on magazine opening
remote-socket
shoulder magazine
accessory mounting points
handgrip
Integrated Video Assist IVS
PS/CCU-button
NORM-button
accessory mounting point
tensioning plate
ON/OFF-button
RUN-button
PHASE-button
locking grip on camera door
locking grip on magazine cover
remote-socket
RUN-button
Mode-button
SEL-button
SET-button
display
LOCK-button
RS-sockets
2. Safety Instructions and Legal Disclaimer ..7
2.1. Safety Instructions ........................................7
Warning signs ................................................ 7
General safety instructions ............................... 7
Specific safety instructions ................................ 9
2.2 Disclaimer ..................................................10
3. General Description of the ARRIFLEX 235 ..13
4. Installation of the Camera ........................15
4.1 Packing and Transport ................................15
4.2 Tripod Heads .............................................15
4.3 Riser Plate .................................................16
Attaching the Riser Plate ................................ 16
4.4 Bridge Plates BP-8, BP-9 ..............................16
Attaching the Bridge Plate to the Camera ........ 17
Removing the Camera from the Tripod ............ 18
4.5 Lens Support ..............................................19
4.6 Grip System ...............................................20
Standard Camera Handle .............................. 20
Low Mode Handle ......................................... 21
Low Mode Support LMS-1 .............................. 22
Side Bracket SBR-1 ........................................ 23
4.7 Operation from the Shoulder .......................24
5. Power Supply .............................................25
5.1 Battery NC 24/7 R ....................................26
5.2 Charger NCL 24 R .....................................26
5.3 Mains Unit NG 12/24 R .............................27
5.4 Mains Unit NG 12/26 R .............................27
5.5 Accessory Power Supply .............................28
24 V Accessories ........................................... 28
Contents
1. Contents
6. Magazines ..................................................29
6.1 Loading the Shoulder Magazine ..................30
6.2 Removing Exposed Film ..............................34
6.3 Transport and Storage ................................35
7. Camera Body .............................................37
7.1 Mechanically Adjustable Mirror Shutter .........37
Setting the Mirror Shutter Angle ...................... 37
Shutter Angle Measurement ............................ 38
Filming with HMI Light ................................... 39
7.2 Exchanging the Ground Glass .....................40
7.3 Movement .................................................41
7.4 Attaching the Magazine,Threading the Film .....42
7.5 Removing the Magazine .............................45
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Contents
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8. Optics ..........................................................47
8.1 Lenses .......................................................47
8.2 Viewfinder System ......................................48
The Eyepiece ................................................. 48
Adjusting the Viewfinder ................................. 49
Image Compensation ...................................... 50
9. Camera Operation .....................................53
9.1 Main Camera Switch ..................................53
9.2 Running and Stopping the Camera ...............53
Running the Camera ..................................... 53
Stopping the Camera ...................................... 54
Inching ......................................................... 55
9.3 Displaying and SettingOperational Parameters ....55
Overview of Display Modes ........................... 56
Overview of Display Symbols ......................... 57
Display: Movement Open................................ 57
Film Counter ................................................. 58
Displaying the Angle of the Mirror Shutter (Mode 1) ... 59
Frame Rates .................................................. 60
Shifting Phase ............................................... 62
Displaying the Power Supply Voltage (Mode 3) ... 63
Setting the brightness of the button illumination ... 63
Switching On and Off the Warning Signal for
Asynchronous Running (Mode 4) .................... 64
Setting the Volume of the Warning Signal ........ 64
Mode 5 ........................................................ 65
10. Video-Assist-System ................................67
10.1 General Description of the IVS ...................67
Main Features ............................................... 67
10.2 Setup ......................................................70
10.2.1 Installation ......................................... 70
10.2.2 Cabling ............................................. 72
10.3 Standard Video Controls ...........................79
10.3.1 Switch On, Off and Check/Hide Menu ..... 79
10.3.2 Mechanical Iris ................................... 80
10.3.3 Alignment of the image position
(X-, Y- and Rotation) and focus ....................... 81
10.3.4 White Balance (WB) ........................... 82
10.3.5 Gain Control ...................................... 86
10.3.6 Flicker free on/off .............................. 89
10.3.7 Changing Format marking number ...... 91
10.3.8 Storing a video image ........................ 93
10.4 Inserter Facilities .......................................95
10.4.1 Setting the On-Screen Displays ............ 95
10.4.2 Main Menu ........................................ 97
10.4.3 Load/Store Menu ............................... 98
10.4.4 White Balance (WB) and
Manual Gain Control (MGC) Menu .............. 102
10.4.5 Video and Text Adjustment Menu ....... 108
10.4.6 Format Marking Menu ...................... 114
10.4.7 Compare/Store Menu ....................... 119
10.4.8 System and Status Menu ................... 122
10.4.9 User Text Menu ................................ 128
12. Super 35 .................................................145
Converting the Lens Mount Receptacle to Normal 35 ...145
Converting the Bridge Plateto Super 35 ............146
14. Appendix ................................................155
Loose Film Loops in the Magazine.................. 155
Fuses ........................................................... 155
15. Technical Data ........................................161
16. Order Numbers ......................................163
17. ARRI Service ...........................................165
Contents
11. Accessories .............................................135
Accessory Mounting Points ..............................135
Universal Viewfinder UV-1 ...............................136
Adjusting the UV-1 ...................................... 136
Work Light WL-3 ............................................137
Heated Eyecup HE-4 .......................................137
Remote Run Switch RS-4 ..................................138
External Synchronization Unit ESU-1 .......................139
Remote Control Unit RCU-1 ..............................140
Wireless Remote Control WRC-1 ......................143
18. Index .......................................................167
13. Maintenance ...........................................147
Camera ........................................................148
Cleaning the Film Gate ................................ 148
Cleaning the Spacer Gate ...............................150
Cleaning the Field Lens ...................................151
Magazine .....................................................152
Cleaning the Throat Assembly ....................... 152
Setting Friction on the Shoulder Magazine...... 152
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Contents
2.1. Safety Instructions
General safety instructions
Please always follow these instructions to help
ensure against injury to yourself and damage
to the system or other objects.
Read and understand all safety and operating
instructions before you operate or install the
system.
This safety information is additional to the
product-specific operating instructions in
general and must be strictly observed for safety
reasons. They are no substitute to settled down
your own safety measures.
Retain all safety and operating instructions for
future reference.
Warning signs
Possible risk of injury or damage to equipment.
This symbol indicates the risk of electric shock
or fire danger that could result in injury or
equipment damage.
Heed all warnings on the system and in the safety
and operating instructions before you operate or
install the system.Follow all installation and
operating instructions.
Safety Instructions
2. Safety Instructions and Legal Disclaimer
Do not use accessories or attachments not
recommended by ARRI, as they may cause
hazards and void the warranty.
Do not repair any part of the system. Repairs must
only be carried out by authorized ARRI repair shops.
Do not remove any safety measure of the system.
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Safety Instructions
Do not operate the system in high humidity
areas or expose it to water or moisture.
Do not place the system on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The system may
fall, causing serious personal injury and
damage to the system or other objects.
Operate the system using only the type of
power source indicated in the manual. Unplug
the power cord by gripping the power plug, not
the cord.
Never insert objects of any kind into any part
of the system through openings, as the objects
may touch dangerous voltage points or short
out parts. This could cause fire or electrical
shock.
Unplug the system from the power outlet before
opening any part of the system or before
making any changes on the system, especially
the attaching or removing of cables.
Do not use solvents to clean.
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Clean optical surfaces only with a lens brush or
a clean lens cloth! In case of solid dirt moisten
a lens cloth with pure alcohol.
Do not loosen any screws which are painted
over!
Never run the camera without a lens or a
protective cap in the lens mount receptable!
Never operate the movement locking
mechanism while the camera is running!
As the end-stops of the iris ring on the
ARRIMACROS change when the lens is focussed,
the ARRIMACROS may not be used with the
ARRI Wireless Remote System (WRS) or the
Lens Control System (LCS).
Danger of injury with rotating drive gears on
the lens barrel, or when switching the operating
direction on the UMC-1 and UMC-3!
Any violation of these safety instructions or the nonobservance of personal care could cause serious injuries
(including death) and damages to the system or other
objects.
Note:
Notes are used to indicate further information
or information from other instruction manuals.
➪ photo indicates objects which are shown in the
illustration.
Product Identification
When ordering parts or accessories, or if any questions
should arise, please advise your type of product and
serial number.
Safety Instructions
Specific safety instructions
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Safety Instructions
2.2 Disclaimer
Before using the products described in this manual be sure to
read and understand all respective instructions. The
ARRIFLEX 235 is only available for commercial customers.
The customer grants by utilization, that the ARRIFLEX 235
or other components of the system are only deployed for
commercial use. Otherwise the customer has the obligation
to contact ARRI preceding the utilization.
While ARRI endeavors to enhance the quality, reliability and
safety of their products, customers agree and acknowledge
that the possibility of defects thereof cannot be eliminated
entirely. To minimize risks of damage to property or injury
(including death) to persons arising from defects in the
products, customers must incorporate sufficient safety
measures in their work with the system and have to heed
the statuted canonic use.
No part of this document may be copied or reproduced
in any form or by any means without prior written consent of
ARRI. ARRI assumes no responsibility for any errors that
may appear in this document. The information is subject
to change without notice.
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For actual design-in, refer to the latest publications of
ARRI data sheets or data books, etc., for the most up-to-date
specifications. Not all products and/or types are available
in every country. Please check with an ARRI sales
representative for availability and additional information.
Neither ARRI nor its subsidiaries assume any liability for
infringement of patents, copyrights or other intellectual
property rights of third parties by or arising from the use
of ARRI products or any other liability arising from the use
of such products. No license, express, implied or otherwise,
is granted under any patents, copyrights or other intellectual
property rights of ARRI or others.
ARRI or its subsidiaries expressly exclude any liability,
warranty, demand or other obligation for any claim,
representation, or cause, or action, or whatsoever, express
or implied, whether in contract or tort, including negligence,
or incorporated in terms and conditions, whether by statue,
law or otherwise. In no event shall ARRI or its subsidiaries
be liable for or have a remedy for recovery of any
special, direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential
damages, including but not limited to lost profits, lost
savings, lost revenues or economic loss of any kind or for
any claim by third party, downtime, good-will, damage to
In the case one or all of the forgoing clauses are not
allowed by applicable law, the fullest extent permissible
clauses by applicable law are validated.
ARRI is a registered trademark of Arnold & Richter Cine
Technik GmbH & Co Betriebs KG.
Note:
This product and the accessories recommended by the
manufacturer fulfill the specifications of the EU-Guideline
89/336/EWG.
Safety Instructions
or replacement of equipment or property, any costs or
recovering of any material or goods associated with the
assembly or use of our products, or any other damages
or injury of persons and so on or under any other legal
theory.
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General Description
The ARRIFLEX 235 is a compact, lightweight MOScamera.
• Operational parameters can be set directly on the camera.
• The frame rates range from 1 – 60 fps for forward and
25 fps in reverse running.
• The ARRIFLEX 235 is equipped with a low-maintenance,
5-link movement with single transport claws and
registration pins.
• The mechanically adjustable mirror shutter on the
ARRIFLEX 235 can be set to 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 105°,
120°, 135°, 144°, 150°, 172,8° and 180°.
• The versatile grip system is connected directly to the
camera body and can be used as a carrying handle or
as an accessory holder.
A comprehensive range of optical, mechanical and
electronic accessories further expands the operational
possibilities of the camera.
General Description
3. General Description of the ARRIFLEX 235
• The viewfinder can be rotated in two axes and can be
used on both sides of the camera with full image
compensation.
• A 1/2“ CCD video camera can be attached directly to
the camera body.
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Installation
magazine
opening cover
movement in locked position
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loop protector
4.1 Packing and Transport
In order to prevent damage to the mirror
shutter, a protective cap must be on the lens
mount receptacle at all times.
When transporting the camera, pay attention
that the movement is in the locked position
➪ photo.
If the ARRIFLEX 235 is transported or stored
without a magazine, the magazine opening
cover ➪ photo should be attached.
Loaded or empty magazines should only be
transported or stored with the loop protector
➪ photo attached to avoid damage to the film
stock and the magazine throat assembly.
4.2 Tripod Heads
The following tripod heads are suitable for use with the
ARRIFLEX 235:
• ARRIHEAD
• ARRIHEAD 2
• ARRIHEAD 2 with integrated encoders
• ARRI Fluid-Heads
• Sachtler Studio 7, 150 H
• Mitchell-Head
• Moy-Head
• Ronford F7
• Hot-Head
• Cam-Remote-Head
• Worall-Head
Installation
4. Installation of the Camera
In applications where the camera mount is subject
to high forces (e.g. helicopter mounts) the camera
must be additionally secured with retaining cords.
All fastening screws must be tightened firmly
with an appropriate screwdriver (not with the
commonly used coin!).
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Installation
4.3 Riser Plate
To use the ARRIFLEX 235 together with a bridge plate on a
tripod, it is necessary to bring the camera into the correct
position to the support rods. To do this, a riser plate is
mounted to the bottom of the camera onto which the
bridgeplate can be mounted.
Attaching the Riser Plate
mounting screws
4.4 Bridge Plates BP-8, BP-9
base plate
support rods
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• Fasten the riser plate with the two mounting screws
➪ photo using a 5mm allen key. Both cylindrical pins
must glide into the holes of the camera bottom.
sliding upper plate
The bridge plates facilitate balancing of the camera on the
tripod and mounting of accessories. The BP-8 is designed
for 19 mm support rods, the BP-9 for 15 mm support rods.
The bridge plates consist of the base plate ➪ photo, the
sliding upper plate ➪ photo and a pair of support rods
➪ photo. In the standard version the support rods are
440mm long. Optionally, support rods are available in
the lengths 240mm and 340mm.
The upper plate of the bridge plate can be converted for use with Super 35. This ensures that
the accessories are also exactly adapted to the
displaced optical center of the Super 35 format.
See also Chapter 12, Super 35.
riser plate
sliding upper plate
Attaching the Bridge Plate to the Camera
• Fasten the sliding upper plate ➪ photo with the two slit
screws to the camera base. Both cylindrical pins ➪ photo
(twist prevention) must glide into the holes.
cylindrical pins
Installation
Note:
screws
• Then screw the base plate onto the wedge plate of the
tripod and lock onto the tripod head.
• Slide the camera with the upper plate into the dovetailguide of the base plate until the spring-loaded stop pin
➪ photo snaps back audibly. The camera’s position
can then be fixed with the clamping lever.
sliding upper plate
stop pin
• Slide the support rods into the guides and clamp.
• Equip the camera with the required accessories to
determine the center of gravity. Loosen the clamping
lever ➪ photo, and by sliding the camera on the
base plate find the optimal position. Then retighten the
clamping lever.
clamping lever
base plate
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Installation
Removing the Camera from the Tripod
• Before removing the camera make sure that all cables
are disconnected and that the eyepiece leveling rod is
detached.
sliding upper plate
stop pin
• For fast removal of the camera from the tripod, loosen
the clamping lever ➪ photo, push in the stop pin
➪ photo and then pull the camera with the upper
plate ➪ photo from the base plate.
clamping lever
base plate
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The lens support consists of the lens support LS-7 (can be
snapped onto 19 mm support rods) ➪ photo or the lens
support LS-8 (can be pushed onto 15 mm support rods) and
the respective lens support ring ➪ photo for the lens in use.
lens support
lens support ring
clamp screw
base plate
LS-8
• Mount the lens support onto the support rods from above
and let it click into place by applying slight pressure
(push the LS-8 onto the support rods from the front).
Installation
4.5 Lens Support
• Slide the relevant support ring ➪ photo onto the lens
but do not tighten.
knurled screw
• Then slide the lens into the lens mount receptacle and lock.
• Connect the support ring to the lens support and tighten
the knurled screw ➪ photo as well as the clamping
lever ➪ photo.
• Complete the process by tightening the clamp screw
➪ photo on the support ring.
lens support
Note:
Mounting the support ring on the relevant lens
is usually carried out only once. The support
ring can then remain in position on the lens.
clamping lever
wedge plate
LS-7
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Installation
4.6 Grip System
additional
3/8“ mounting point
The multipurpose grip system on the ARRIFLEX 235
guarantees high stability through its fixed connection to
the camera body and provides numerous possibilities for
attaching accessories. 3/8“ inner threads allow attachment
in various positions. The versatile system adapts to all
needs depending on the magazine used with the camera.
Standard Camera Handle
hexagonal screws
mounting screw
5mm allen key
The standard camera handle is a single post handle. It can be
mounted in two positions to the camera using two hexagonal
screws ➪ photo. In one position, the handle grip is positioned
above the camera, in the center of gravity. This is useful
for low handheld shots, but only works with the two 235
Shoulder Magazines. In the other position, as seen on the
photo, all magazines can be accommodated.
The handgrip can be attached to any of the 3/8” holes
by first placing the 2 pins ➪ photo into the according
pin holes on the post and then fastening the handgrip screw
➪ photo inside the handgrip by using a long 5mm allen key.
Note:
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If the standard camera handle is attached in the
other position and the handgrip is mounted to
the additional 3/8” hole the handgrip is
positioned in the center of gravity.
The low mode handle is a triple post handle. It can be mounted
to the camera using 3 hexagonal screws ➪ photo.
handle extension block
To the low mode handle various accessories can be attached
using the 3/8” holes.
The low mode handle can be extended with the handle
extension block ➪ photo. The handle extension block
can be mounted to any of the 3/8” holes by first placing
the 2 pins ➪ photo into the according pin holes on the
handle and then fastening the extension block screw
➪ photo inside the extension block by using a long
5mm allen key. Note that the viewfinder cannot be swung
over to the camera right side when the Handle Extension
Block is attached to the front of the Low Mode Handle.
Note:
hexagonal screws
Installation
Low Mode Handle
handle extension block
The low mode handle is positioned in the center
of gravity.
extension block
screw
pins
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Installation
Low Mode Support LMS-1
low mode support handle
low mode riser
low mode bracket
hexagonal screws
low mode bracket
The Low Mode Support LMS-1 ➪ photo is a sturdy triple
post camera handle with integrated Steadicam low mode
plate that attaches to the 235 camera body. It consists of
the Low Mode Bracket (K4.65142.0) ➪ photo, the Low Mode
Support Handle (K4.65140.0) ➪ photo and Low Mode
Riser (K4.65141.0) ➪ photo and is compatible with all
magazines. The Low Mode Bracket is mounted with 3
hexagonal screws ➪ photo to the 235 camera body.
The Low-Mode Handle can be attached on both the basic
Low-Mode Bracket or the Low-Mode Riser. There are two
mounting positions on the plates, one at the rear of the plate
➪ photo, and one position 65mm forwards. The handle can
be mounted in either position facing forwards or rearwards;
in this way, the grip balance can be adapted to best fit the
magazine and lens in use.
The Low-Mode Bracket alone offers the lowest profile and
smallest plate-to-lens distance, optimal for Steadicam
applications. It can be attached with the viewfinder on the
camera; however, since the Low-Mode Bracket remains under
the level of the viewfinder itself, removal of the viewfinder
will be necessary in applications requiring the attachment
of a longer plate onto the Low-Mode Bracket.
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A measuring tape hook is located camera right on the
Low-Mode Bracket, and both the Low-Mode Bracket and
Low-Mode Riser offer diverse attachment points for
additional accessories.
support rods
Side Bracket
screws
Installation
With the Low-Mode Riser, plate-to-lens distance is increased,
but the plate level is now above the level of the viewfinder; a
longer plate attached to the Riser will not collide with the
viewfinder. This is especially useful in situations where rapid
switching between operation in low-mode and operation
with viewfinder is necessary.
Side Bracket SBR-1
The 235 Side Bracket SBR-1 (K2.55015.0) ➪ photo
offers two adjustable 19mm support rods positioned
camera right for attachment of lens motors, Lightweight
Follow Focus LFF-1 (K0.60021.0) and other accessories
with rod mounts. It attaches to the 235 via the right-side
3/8“ accessory mounting point and the rosette mount.
For a further setup with the handgrip, the SBR-1 retains its
own rosette mount
lightweight follow focus
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Installation
4.7 Operation from the Shoulder
The shoulder cushion can be used with or without the riser
plate.
• Attach the shoulder pad to the camera body by
aligning the velcro® tapes ➪ photo.
• Position the handgrip on the rosette and fasten with the
fastening screw ➪ photo.
velcro® tape
shoulder pad
• Plug the cable for starting and stopping the camera
into the RS-socket.
RUN-button
shoulder pad
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RS-socket
handgrip
battery NC 24/7R
The acceptable voltage range is from 20.6 to 35 V DC. The
power supply cable is attached to the power supply
socket on the camera. Available are:
•
•
•
•
the battery NC 24/7 R with charger NCL 24 R
the mains unit NG 12/24 R.
the mains unit NG 12/26 R ➪ photo.
the on-board battery OBB-1 with charger ➪ photo.
NC 12/26
NCL 24 R
Power Supply
5. Power Supply
• First switch on the mains unit (if used).
• Connect the camera to the mains unit or to the battery.
on board battery
• Switch on the main switch of the camera.
Do not open the batteries!
Charge batteries only with the proper ARRI chargers!
Do not bypass the fuse or temperature switch!
Do not heat NC-batteries!
Do not short-circuit NC-batteries!
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Power Supply
5.1 Battery NC 24/7 R
5.2 Charger NCL 24 R
The battery NC 24/7 R has a capacity of 7 ampere-hours.
With this charger the battery NC 24/7 R can be charged.
• Ensure that the main switch on the camera is off.
• First check whether the correct mains voltage is set on
the charger.
• Plug the battery cable KC 20S or the spiral battery
cable KC 29S into the power supply socket on the
camera and into the battery-socket.
Note:
If the battery voltage is not sufficient, the “bat”
symbol will show in the camera display.
• Connect the charger to the mains supply.
• Plug the charger cable into the battery socket.
• Press the start button.
Indication of the LEDs
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LED
Indication
yellow
discharging (1A)
red
charging
green
charger connected to the mains
5.4 Mains Unit NG 12/26 R
Use of the mains unit is recommended for filming in the
studio and when using electronic accessories with a high
power consumption.
Use of the mains unit is recommended for filming in the
studio and when using electronic accessories with a high
power consumption.
• First check that the correct mains voltage is set on the
mains unit.
• First check that the correct mains voltage is set on the
mains unit.
• Ensure that the main switch on the camera is off.
• Ensure that the main switch on the camera is off.
• Set the voltage switch on the mains unit to 24 V.
• Set the voltage switch on the mains unit to 26 V.
• Plug the battery cable KC 20S or the spiral battery
cable KC 29S into the power supply socket on the
camera and into the 24 V-socket on the mains unit.
• Plug the battery cable KC 20S or the spiral battery
cable KC 29S into the power supply socket on the
camera and into the 26 V-socket on the mains unit.
Note:
Power Supply
5.3 Mains Unit NG 12/24 R
The NG 12/24 R can easily be upgraded to an
NG 12/26 R at an ARRI service center.
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Power Supply
5.5 Accessory Power Supply
24 V Accessories
The RS-sockets supply the same voltage as the
camera power supply.
Ensure that the accessories to be used are
suited to the available voltage!
24 V accessories are normally attached to the RS-sockets
➪ photo. At 24 V, the available continuous current for
both sockets together is 3 A maximum, the peak load 5 A.
Overload Display
If the current drawn at the accessory sockets exceeds the
allowable maximum, a self resetting safety circuit interrupts
the power supply. In that case, turn the camera off,
unplug all accessories from the camera, wait for one
minute and turn the camera back on.
RS-sockets
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In addition to the new 235 magazines, all ARRIFLEX 435,
ARRIFLEX 35 III and 35 II magazines – with the exception
of the shoulder magazine and all 300m/1000ft magazines –
can be used.
Reverse operation with the
ARRIFLEX 35 III/35 II 60m
and the 235 shoulder magazines can lead to
damage of the magazine or the camera!
Do not use any 300m/1000ft magazines as
they could damage the camera.
Magazine
Do not use magazines that hold more than
120m/400ft loads. The camera automatically
stops after a full load.
Forward/Reverse operation
ARRIFLEX 235
Shoulder Magazine 60/200 SHM-1 ......................................... only forwards
Shoulder Magazine 120/400 SHM-2 ....................................... only forwards
Steadicam Magazine 120/400 STM-1 ...........................................forw./rev.
ARRIFLEX 435
ARRIMAG 120 ..............................................................................forw./rev.
Magazines
6. Magazines
Note:
All magazines listed on the right are loaded with
the same loop length as on the ARRIFLEX 435
and the ARRIFLEX 35 III.
The loading of ARRIFLEX 35 III and the
ARRIFLEX 435 magazines is described in the
respective instruction manuals.
ARRIMAG 120S ............................................................................forw./rev.
ARRIFLEX 35 III / 35 II
60 m magazine....................................................................... only forwards
150 m magazine...........................................................................forw./rev.
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Magazines
6.1 Loading the Shoulder Magazine
Loading the magazine should be practised in daylight
with a piece of test film until the procedure can also be
carried out confidently in a darkroom or film changing
bag.
Cutting the film through the middle of the perforation
holes simplifies the loading process considerably. The
ARRI Film Cutting Gauge ➪ photo simplifies cutting in
the darkroom.
The following steps should be carried out in a darkroom
or film changing bag!
• Remove the loop protector and lay the magazine on a
flat surface with its cover facing upwards.
• To open the cover, depress the safety catch, flip up the
locking grip and turn it counter-clockwise ➪ photo.
• Lift up the magazine cover and remove it by pulling the
cover to the left.
film cutting gauge
locking grip
safety catch
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• Flip up the hinged locking clip on the feed shaft ➪ photo.
• Place the film roll on the feed shaft, ensuring that the
feed shaft catch engages the slot on the plastic core.
• Press down the hinged locking clip on the feed shaft.
• By turning the drive gear counter-clockwise, transport
the film further until it reaches to the loop length
marking ➪ photo.
Ensure that the film is lying flat against the
outside of the magazine housing.
Magazines
• Swing the roller arm ➪ photo away from the winding
shaft until it locks in place.
• Place the film roll next to the magazine, preferably on
a film can.
• Insert the film through the upper slit on the magazine
throat assembly from the inside ➪ photo.
Do not catch the film.
• With your free hand, turn the drive gear counterclockwise while carefully pushing the film through until
both perforation holes are picked up simultaneously by
the sprockets.
• Keep turning the gear until the film has been transported
through the throat assembly.
• Without changing the length, thread the film into the
right film channel. Do not catch the film.
roller arm
magazine throat assembly
hinged locking grips
loop length marking
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Magazines
• By again turning the drive gear counter-clockwise, transport the film inside the magazine.
• Flip up the hinged locking clip on the take-up shaft
➪ photo.
• Place an empty film core on the take-up shaft. Ensure
that the take-up shaft catch engages the slot on the
plastic core.
• Press down the hinged locking clip on the take-up shaft.
• Insert the film into the slit of the film core ➪ photo.
• Wind the film on several revolutions until it is certain
that the film is firmly seated on the film core.
slit
loaded magazine
film core
hinged locking clip
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• Check that the film is being taken up perpendicular to
the shaft ➪ photo.
• Close the magazine cover by inserting the two latches
into the slits of the magazine housing and then closing
the cover. The roller arm will be automatically
unlocked.
• To lock the cover, turn the locking grip clockwise and
flip it back into the recess.
The safety catch locks automatically.
Magazines
Note:
To tension the film in the magazine, press in
both tensioning plates ➪ photo and turn outwards.
tensioning plates
latches
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Magazines
6.2 Removing Exposed Film
roller arm
The following steps should be carried out in a darkroom
or a changing bag!
• Check if the entire film has been wound into the interior
of the magazine. If not, transport the film into the
magazine by turning the drive gear counter-clockwise.
• To open the cover, depress the safety catch and flip the
locking grip upwards. Then turn the grip counter-clock-wise.
• Lift up the cover and remove it by pulling it to the left.
• Swing the roller arm ➪ photo away from the winding
shaft until it locks in place.
• Flip up the hinged locking clip on the take-up shaft.
• Pull the film roll upwards and off.
Note:
When pulling the film roll off the shaft, grip it
from underneath as far as possible to prevent
the middle of the film roll from sagging down.
The film should under no circumstances be
pulled tight. This could cause scratches and
static charging.
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Magazines
6.3 Transport and Storage
Loaded or empty magazines should only be transported
or stored with the loop protector ➪ photo attached to
avoid damage to the film stock and the magazine throat
assembly.
If the ARRIFLEX 235 is transported without a magazine it
is recommended to attach the magazine opening cover
➪ photo.
loop protector
cover for
magazine opening
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7.1 Mechanically Adjustable
Mirror Shutter
The mirror shutter on the ARRIFLEX 235 can be mechanically
adjusted while the camera is switched off. The shutter angle
can be adjusted from 45° to 180°. The shutter locks in the
following positions: 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 105°, 120°,
135°, 144°, 172,5°, and 180°.
Setting the Mirror Shutter Angle
inching knob
Camera Body
7. Camera Body
• Switch off the camera and disconnect the camera from
the power supply!
• Remove the lens or the protective cap from the lens
mount receptacle.
aligning the
Do not touch the surface of the mirror.
• Turn the movement inching knob ➪ photo until the
hole on the shutter and the hole in the camera body
align ➪ photo.
shutter hole and the
camera body hole
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Camera Body
shutter tool
• Insert the shutter tool ➪ photo fully into the holes to
unlock the shutter blade and to hold the shutter in ist
position.
• Turn the movement inching knob to set the shutter to
the desired shutter opening. Make sure the shutter
registers properly at the set opening.
• Pull out the shutter tool.
Operation of the camera when the mirror
shutter is not correctly locked in position may
cause incorrect exposure!
Shutter Angle Measurement
• Holding the “PHASE“-button depressed in standby will
make the camera inch forward.
• The display shows the measured shutter angle in the
upper line. The lower line displays the voltage of the
power supply.
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When lighting scenes with HMI/CID-discharge lamps, the
pulsing light intensity is dependent on the supply frequency.
To achieve constant exposure, the camera’s frame rate,
the supply frequency of the lighting and the angle of the
mirror shutter must all relate to each other. As the camera
frame rate and the supply frequency of the lighting are
normally given, compensation must be carried out
through the angle of the mirror shutter.
The following table indicates the mirror shutter angle that
needs to be set:
Supply frequency
50 Hz
60 Hz
Frame rate
25 fps
24 fps
24 fps
Shutter angle
180°
172.8°
144°
Camera Body
Filming with HMI Light
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Camera Body
7.2 Exchanging the Ground Glass
ground glass
tongue
• By briefly depressing the “PHASE”-button in standby,
the shutter is positioned to protect the mirror surface
from damage as far as possible ➪ photo.
• Before exchanging the ground glass, switch the
camera’s main switch off and disconnect the camera
from the power supply!
• Remove the lens or the protective cap.
Do not touch the mirror surface!
• Using the included special forceps, pull the ground glass
➪ photo out of the holder by its tongue ➪ photo.
• Check that the ground glass to be inserted as well as
the ground glass frame are completely clean.
• With the special forceps, push the chosen ground glass
into the holder as far as it will go. The red marker
point must be on the left. A ball catch fixes the ground
glass exactly in the right position.
• Check that the ground glass is correctly locked in place.
Note:
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Cleaning or exchanging the field lens, see
Chapter 13 Maintenance, Cleaning the Field Lens.
The ARRIFLEX 235 features a 5-link movement, equipped
with ball-bearings for low maintenance.
spacer gate handle
Camera Body
7.3 Movement
locking lever
Never operate the movement locking
mechanism while the camera is running!
Removing the Spacer Plate
• Open the movement by turning the inching knob
➪ photo until the mark aligns with the mark on the
movement and then turn the movement locking lever
➪ photo towards the “OPEN“ position.
• Press the spacer plate backwards by its handle ➪ photo.
Then remove it by pulling upwards.
Installing the Spacer Plate
• Open the movement by turning the inching knob ➪ photo
until the mark aligns with the mark on the movement
and then turn the movement locking lever ➪ photo
towards the “OPEN“ position.
• Take hold of the spacer plate by its handle ➪ photo
and insert it at an angle from above into the movement
block.
• Push the spacer plate downwards until it locks audibly
in place.
inching knob
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Camera Body
7.4 Attaching the Magazine,
Threading the Film
• Pull the magazine release lever ➪ photo back and
remove the cover.
• Open the camera door.
• Remove the loop protector from the magazine.
When attaching the magazine, pay attention
that the film does not get caught between the
magazine and the dovetail on the camera
opening!
• Position the back part of the magazine’s throat
assembly on the lower dovetail of the camera opening.
• With your left hand pull the film loop through the
camera opening as far as possible into the movement
block area ➪ photo.
• Before locking the magazine into place, ensure that the
film is pulled far enough into the movement block area
so that the film does not get caught between the
magazine and the magazine locking mechanism!
• Lock the magazine completely into the camera opening.
movement locking lever
magazine opening cover
magazine release lever
inching knob
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The magazine drive gear engages
automatically. In case it does not engage
properly, turn the magazine drive gear slightly
and try again.
• Check that the magazine is firmly seated.
• Open the movement by turning the inching knob ➪ photo
until the mark aligns with the mark on the movement
and then turn the movement locking lever ➪ photo
towards the “OPEN“ position.
• With your right hand pull the film loop downwards out
of the camera ➪ photo. Then push it as far upwards
as possible so that the film collapses on the upper film
loop. Insert the loop between the movement plate and
the film gate.
• Bring the film loop into position ➪ photo.
• Position the film by one perforation hole onto the
positioning pin ➪ photo in the film guide, bringing
the film loop to rest within the marking ➪ photo.
• Check that the film is correctly fixed on the positioning
pin. Check that the loop is positioned within the upper
marking, and that the film aligns with the film gate.
Camera Body
Note:
loop marking
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Camera Body
Note:
Before the movement block is swung forwards,
make sure that the film is correctly positioned in
relation to the film gate over the entire area,
otherwise the film may be damaged!
• Turn the movement locking lever counter-clockwise as
far as it will go. This will cause the movement block to
swing forwards and to lock into position.
• By turning the inching knob ➪ photo, check that the
film runs smoothly.
• Close the camera door.
positioning pin
Note:
Threading the film is also described and
displayed on the inside of the camera door.
loop marking
movement locking lever
inching knob
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If the film has not run through the camera completely:
If the entire film has run through the camera:
• Open the camera door.
• Open the movement by turning the inching knob
➪ photo until the mark aligns with the mark on the
movement and then turn the movement locking lever
➪ photo towards the „OPEN“ position.
• Pull out the film loop sideways from between the
movement block and the film gate.
• Bring the loop into the area between the movement
block and the magazine throat assembly.
• Hold the magazine firmly with one hand and pull the
magazine release lever back with the other.
• Pull the magazine off upwards.
• Replace the cover on the camera opening.
Camera Body
7.5 Removing the Magazine
Ensure that the loop does not get twisted behind
the movement block as otherwise the film could
be damaged when removing the magazine!
• Swing the movement block forwards again and lock.
• Hold the magazine firmly with one hand and pull the
magazine locking lever back with the other.
When pulling away the magazine ensure that
the film does not get damaged!
• Pull the magazine off upwards.
• Replace the cover on the camera opening.
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8.1 Lenses
All ARRIFLEX lenses with a PL-mount can be used. Lenses
with a Ø 41 mm standard or bayonet mount cannot be
used. Heavy and long lenses, such as zoom-lenses, must
be supported at all times.
bayonet ring
index pin
Optics
8. Optics
Attaching Lenses
• Remove the protective cap from the lens mount receptacle
by turning the bayonet ring ➪ photo counter-clockwise
as far as it will go and then pulling out the protective cap.
Never put your fingers into the lens mount
receptacle.
• Push the lens into the lens mount receptacle without
catching it at the edges. One of the four slots on the
lens mount must fit over the index pin ➪ photo.
• Press the lens flat onto the lens mount receptacle and
pull the bayonet ring clockwise to tighten.
Note:
The camera is delivered in Super 35 configuration.
To shot Normal 35 the lens mount receptacle must
be turned 180°. See Chapter 12, Super 35.
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Optics
8.2 Viewfinder System
The viewfinder system on the ARRIFLEX 235 can be
swivelled in two axes. The viewfinder image is always
upright and correct left-to-right when the viewfinder is
swivelled within the main axes ➪ photo.
knurled ring (eyepiece)
eyepiece
An 80/20 beamsplitter for the video assist is integrated
into the camera body. The viewfinder and the video assist
can be used independently from each other.
knurled ring
The Eyepiece
knurled ring
locking key
Removing the Eyepiece
• Hold the eyepiece with one hand and with the other
turn the knurled ring (eyepiece) ➪ photo towards the
“OPEN” position as far as it will go.
• Remove the eyepiece ➪ photo.
adjustment knob
diopter scale
eyepiece
unlocking key
allen screw
knurled knob
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Attaching the Eyepiece
• Ensure that the knurled ring is turned to the “OPEN”
position.
• Position the eyepiece on the viewfinder.
• Turn the knurled ring (eyepiece) ➪ photo towards the
“LOCK” position.
• Check that the eyepiece is correctly seated.
Optics
Adjusting the Diopter
The diopter compensation is fitted with a scale ➪ photo
of 1 to 12. Position “6” is normal focus.
• To adjust, turn the ring right/left until the ground glass
markings are totally in focus.
Adjusting the Viewfinder
Turning the Eyepiece
The eyepiece can be rotated 360° around the viewfinder
arm. The eyepiece is held in position by friction.
• To set friction, turn the knurled knob ➪ photo right/
left until the desired friction has been reached.
unlocking key
Swivelling the Viewfinder Arm
unlocking key
The viewfinder arm can be swivelled approx. 270° left to
right. On the left side of the camera the viewfinder arm
locks into the horizontal position. The viewfinder arm
friction can be altered if necessary by turning the allen
screw ➪ photo.
• To adjust the viewfinder arm, release the locking
mechanism by pulling the unlocking key ➪ photo.
• Turn the viewfinder arm to the desired position.
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Optics
Note:
The unlocking key can be locked in ist open
position by turning it.
Extending the Viewfinder Arm
viewfinder arm
knurled ring
The viewfinder arm can be telescoped continuously by
approx. 40 mm.
• Turn the knurled ring ➪ photo towards the “LOOSE”
position.
• Pull the viewfinder arm ➪ photo out to the desired length.
• Retighten the knurled ring.
Image Compensation
The viewfinder system is fitted with an automatic image
compensation mechanism.
locking key
adjustment knob
To enable setting a different image position in certain
situations, the viewfinder system is additionally equipped
with a manual image adjustment mechanism.
Manually Adjusting Image Compensation
• Depress the locking key ➪ photo and hold depressed.
• Turn the adjustment knob ➪ photo until the viewfinder
image is in the desired position.
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Optics
Reactivating Image Compensation
• Turn the adjustment knob ➪ photo until it locks in
position. Do not depress the locking key.
Note:
The automatic image compensation locks in two
positions, 180° apart. This allows the image
compensation to be set to provide an upright
image when using a finder extension.
If the viewfinder image is inverted without the finder
extension, the image compensation must be adjusted to
the opposite locking position.
Inverting the Image
• Depress the locking key ➪ photo and keep
depressed.
• Turn the adjustment knob ➪ photo.
• Release the locking key ➪ photo.
• Keep turning the adjustment knob ➪ photo until this
locks in position.
fastening screws
Removing the Viewfinder System
Before removing the viewfinder system, the viewfinder
arm should be brought back to its normal position.
• Loosen the three fastening screws ➪ photo.
• Pull the viewfinder system up and off.
Attaching the Viewfinder System
• Position the viewfinder system on the camera body
from above.
• Tighten the fastening screws.
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Optics
Camera Operation
9. Camera Operation
9.1 Main Camera Switch
• First switch on the mains unit (if used).
• Connect the camera to the mains unit or to the battery.
• Push the “ON/OFF” button ➪ photo to turn the
camera on. Push the “ON/OFF” button for approx. 3
seconds to turn the camera off again.
Note:
When the camera power cable is unplugged
and then plugged in again, the camera will be
on or off depending on ist state before the
camera cable was unplugged.
ON/OFF button
RUN button
9.2 Running and Stopping the Camera
A “RUN”-button is located on the left and on the right
side of the camera ➪ photo.
Running the Camera
If the operation control indicator glows red
while in standby, the camera is not ready and
will not run
(see “Overview of Display Symbols”).
operational control indicator
RUN button
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Camera Operation
• Briefly depress the “RUN”-button. While the camera is
running up, the operation control indicator ➪ photo
glows red. Once the set frame rate has been reached,
the operation control indicator turns green.
ON/OFF button
Stopping the Camera
• Again depress the “RUN”-button ➪ photo briefly.
While the camera is running down the operation
control indicator glows red. The mirror shutter
automatically stops in a position that enables
unrestricted viewing through the viewfinder. On
reaching this position, the operation control indicator
flashes green before going out.
RUN button
black bar to
indicate Mode 1
PHASE button
operational control indicator
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RUN button
Inching can be started by depressing the “PHASE”-button
while the camera is in standby. If the “PHASE”-button is
only briefly depressed, the mirror shutter rotates half a
revolution to enable an unrestricted view of the film gate
(e.g. for checking the gate). If the “PHASE”-button is held
depressed longer, the camera will inch forward at
approx. 1 fps. The upper line of the display indicates the
measured shutter angle, the lower line the measured
voltage of the power supply.
While inching, the camera speed is not exactly
controlled. As this can cause faulty exposures,
do not film while inching.
9.3 Displaying and Setting
Operational Parameters
The currently set operational parameters on the ARRIFLEX
235 are displayed on the camera display ➪ photo in
various modes. The desired mode is selected via the
“MODE”-button. In each mode the corresponding
operational parameters can be set using the “SEL”- and
“SET”-buttons ➪ photo.
Note:
The Mode numbers are shown in the display
between the upper and the lower line. Mode 1
is also indicated ➪ photo in the display by a
black horizontal bar.
To prevent an unintentional alteration of the operational
parameters the buttons “SEL”, “SET”, and “PHASE” can
by locked using the button “LOCK”. If a button is
depressed when the display is locked, the display will
show the “OFF” sign. If the display is locked, this is
indicated by the “LOCK” symbol in the display.
Note:
Camera Operation
Inching
Locking the “PHASE”-button has no influence
on the inching function.
Locking the “SEL”- and “SET”-buttons has no
influence on accessories such as the RCU-1.
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Camera Operation
Overview of Display Modes
Mode 1 is displayed:
after switching on the camera,
after depressing the “RUN”-button or
30 seconds after the last operation.
Mode 1
1st Display Line
2nd Display Line
total exposed film counter (m/ft) or
frame rate (fps) or
Adjustment Possibility
selection of a standard frame rate
take counter (m/ft)
ESU in standby and
configuration of the 1st display line
frame rate (fps) while running
(external control connected)
Mode 2
programmed frame rate (PS)
programmed frame rate (fps)
ESU – external control connected
Mode 3
total exposed film counter (m/ft) or
power supply voltage (V)
take-counter (m/ft)
Mode 4
volume of the acoustic warning signal
programmed frame rate
(forwards / reverse)
configuration of the film counter
unit of measurement (m/ft)
brightness of the keypad
warning signal on / off
volume
keypad intensity control
Mode 5
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run up speed
selection of run up speed low/high
Symbol Meaning
glows
The display is in Mode 1.
bat
glows
Battery voltage too low
asy
glows
Asynchronous operation
fps
glows
display shows current frame rate
blinks
ESU is connected
(camera is not running at set frame rate)
and no sync-frequency is available
8 7 6.. glows
Mode number
NORM glows
camera will run the set NORM speed
PS/CCU glows
camera will run the set PS speed or
LOCK
glows
display is locked
m ft
glows
indicates the unit in which the film consumption is counted
the speed set by an accessory
R
glows
display shows the current shutter angle
glows
Reverse operation is switched on.
Camera Operation
Overview of Display Symbols
Display: Movement Open
The display shows if the movement (= film transport, thus „trAnS“)
has not been locked correctly into operating position.
The operation control indicator glows red
the movement block is not correctly locked,
the camera is not operational.
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Camera Operation
Film Counter
Displaying the Film Counting Values (Modes 1 and 3)
Mode 1
Mode 3
take length or total exposed film
total exposed film or takelength
Film counting values are shown in Modes 1 and 3.
Two different counting values are shown respectively:
• the total amount of exposed film or
• the take length (amount of film used in an individual take)
A “t” in the first digit of the upper display line indicates
the display of take length.
black bar to
indicate Mode 1
PHASE button
operational control indicator
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RUN button
The display configuration can be set individually.
The two shown combinations are possible:
The desired display configuration can be set in Mode 3:
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 3 by depressing the
“MODE”-button twice.
• Depress the “SEL”-button twice; the first digit in the
upper display line blinks.
• Within three seconds, depress the “SET”-button.
• The currently set counting value of Mode 3 is displayed.
The corresponding counting value in Mode 1 is automatically altered.
Resetting the Film Counter (Modes 1 and 3)
• Change to the mode which shows the total amount of
exposed film (“MODE”-button).
• The total exposed film counter can be set to zero by
depressing the “SET”-button (for at least 1.5 seconds)
while in standby.
• The take length counter is automatically reset each time
the camera is started.
Changing the Unit of Measurement (Meters/Feet) (Mode 3)
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 3 by depressing the
“MODE”-button twice.
• Depress the “SEL”-button once; the symbol m/ft blinks.
• Depress the “SET”-button within three seconds to
change the unit of measurement.
Displaying the Angle of the Mirror Shutter
(Mode 1)
• As long as the “PHASE”-button is depressed while in
standby, the set angle of the mirror shutter appears in
the upper display line.
The camera runs at inching speed.
Setting the shutter angle: see Chapter 7.
Camera Operation
Setting the Film Counter Configuration (Mode 3)
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Camera Operation
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Frame Rates
PS/CCU button
NORM button
The ARRIFLEX 235 offers the possibility to set and store
two frame rates. It is possible to select and store:
• a standard frame rate (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps),
• and a freely programmed frame rate
in increments of 0.001 fps.
The frame rate is activated via the “NORM PS/CCU”buttons ➪ photo on the right of the camera. The
“NORM”-setting corresponds to the standard frame rate,
the “PS/CCU”-position to the freely programmed frame
rate.
Selecting a Standard Frame Rate
(Mode 1)
Standby Operation
• The camera must be in Mode 1 and the camera must
be set to “NORM”.
• Depress the “SEL”-button repeatedly until the desired
frame rate is selected. Within 3 seconds, confirm this
choice by depressing the “SET”-button, otherwise the
initial setting is retained.
Standby Operation
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 2 by depressing the
“MODE”-button once.
• Depress the “SEL”-button repeatedly until the digit to
be set blinks.
• Depress the “SET”-button repeatedly until the desired
value is reached.
• Repeat this procedure until all digits are set to the
desired values. A final confirmation of the set frame
rate is not necessary.
Note:
The frame rate can be set between 1 and 60 fps
forward and 25 fps reverse.
Note:
The programmed frame rate is stored in a nonvolatile memory.
Switching Between Forward and Reverse Operation (Mode 2)
Standby Operation
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 2 by depressing the
“MODE”-button once.
• Depress the “SEL”-button; “Cd” (Camera direction) blinks.
• Hold the “SET”-button depressed for more than three
seconds. The display shows an “R” for reverse
operation at the bottom left.
Changing the Frame Rate while the Camera is Running
Camera Operation
Setting a Programmed Frame Rate
(Mode 2)
By means of the “NORM” and “PS/CCU”-buttons it is
possible to switch between the standard frame rate
(“NORM”) and the pro-grammed frame rate (“PS/CCU”)
while the camera is running.
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Camera Operation
Fine-Tuning the Programmed Frame Rate (PS-Mode)
PS/CCU button
NORM button
Shifting Phase
To film quartz-synchronized monitors, hold the “PHASE”button ➪ photo depressed after the camera has run up
until the horizontal bar is no longer visible in the viewfinder.
The frame rate will increase by 0.2 fps while the button is
depressed.
PHASE button
operational control indicator
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Fine-tuning of the programmed frame rate can be carried
out while the camera is running by means of the buttons
“SEL” (slower) and “SET” (faster). The setting can be
adjusted in increments of 0.001 fps.
• Push the “PS/CCU” button.
• Run the camera.
• Depress the “MODE”-button once to change to Mode 2.
• With the buttons “SEL” (slower) and “SET” (faster)
change the frame rate.
RUN button
Setting the brightness of the button illumination
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 4 by depressing the
“MODE”-button three times.
• Depress the “SEL”-button three times to activate the
display for setting the button illumination.
• Select the desired brightness using the “SET”-button.
0…off
3…maximum brightness
Camera Operation
Displaying the Power Supply Voltage (Mode 3)
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 3 by depressing the
“MODE”-button twice. The power supply voltage is
shown in the lower line of the display.
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Camera Operation
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Display
Warning tone on start
Warning tone on stop
LS _ _
off
off
LS – _
on
off
LS _ –
off
on
LS – –
on
on
Switching On and Off the Warning Signal for
Asynchronous Running (Mode 4)
Standby Operation
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 4 by depressing the
“MODE”-button three times.
• By depressing the “SEL”-button once, activate the
display for setting the warning signal.
• Within three seconds, depress the “SET”-button to
select one of the four settings.
• Depressing the “MODE”-button confirms the selection.
Setting the Volume of the Warning Signal
• Change from Mode 1 to Mode 4 by depressing the
“MODE”-button three times.
• Depress the “SEL”-button two times to activate the
display for setting the warning signal volume.
• Select the desired volume with the “SET”-button.
0…off
3…maximum volume
setting
Changing the Run up Speed:
LO
25f/s2
HI
40f/s2
In menu 5 the run up speed can be changed in two steps.
The faster run up speed uses less film, but sometimes when
Steadicams or a very long power cable is used a longer run
up time is easier on the batteries.
• Depress the “SEL“-key until the desired run up speed
blinks.
• Select the desired run up speed by pressing the “SEL”button.
Displaying software versions
• Press “SET“ for three seconds in the rampspeed menu:
the first line will display Sxx.xx for the camera software
version.
The second line will display Fxx.xx for the FPGA
software version
• Press “SEL“: the first line will display bxx.xx for the
bootloader software version.
The second line will display Pxx.xx for the software
version.
ramping speed
Camera Operation
Mode 5
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Camera Operation
flicker-free on/off
white balance
gain control
outdoor/indoor
activate on screen program mode or store position
of inserted window or store user text
outdoor/manual
increase gain or cursor up
or move inserted window
up or increase blue
increase format numbers or
go to submenu or increase
values or increase red
Y-adjustment
X-adjustment
decrease format numbers or
go into submenu or decrease
values or decrease red
È/C
decrease gain or cursor down
mini-monitor
clean video
or move inserted window
connector
or C-signal
down or decrease blue
É/Y
switch check/hide
menu on/off
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video with data
or Y-Signal
image rotation
focus
10.1 General Description of the IVS
The Integrated Video-Assist System (IVS) for the ARRIFLEX 235
brings the highly praised video assist systems from the
ARRIFLEX 435 and ARRICAM to the ARRIFLEX 235. It
reassembles the IVS 435 control structure and of course
offers the same unsurpassed image quality combined with
a state-of-the-art inserter to add frame lines, camera status
and text to the video image.
Main Features
• Integrated into the camera body
Instead of a bulky add on, the video assist is an
integrated part of the camera without additional cabling.
• High sensitivity
A high-speed lens with an aperture of 1 : 2.0 and one
of the most sensitive CCD-Chips available on the
market provide an excellent color video image in
editing quality even when the light is set for high-speed
film stock to be pushed during processing.
iris
• High resolution
The design of the new IVS optics was based on the
ARRIFLEX 235 viewfinder data and resulted in an image
quality, which cannot be attained by add-on solutions.
• Flicker-free
An integrated digital frame store enables the video
camera to be synchronized to the film camera‘s mirror
shutter and provides a flicker-free video image from 1 fps
to maximum speed (in manual gain control mode) because
the video image is always taken at the ideal position of
the mirror shutter. Flicker free can be switched off to bypass
the digital frame store and to have minimal delay in
the video system.
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• Full white balance control
In addition to the standard indoor white balance setting
witch 3200 K, an outdoor setting with 5600 K and an
automatic adjustment, red and blue channel can be fine
tuned for manual white balance
• Camera status display
Camera status information, e.g. camera speed and film
counter data are passed on a bus interface from the
camera to the video assist and can be displayed in a
camera status line on the monitor.
• Line Interpolation
Even further resolution in camera run mode because of
line interpolation, thus the image appears almost in field
resolution.
• System display
Camera system information is available in the video
assist. Thus, it is possible to see camera warnings such
as movement open or low battery on the monitor.
• Store and recall settings
All settings can be stored and recalled. By this, it is
possible for example to trim all the settings for indoor
shooting, store them, have some exterior scenes, go back
indoor and call the old settings back.
Up to 6 settings can be stored.
• Integrated text inserter
Additional text like take numbers or production name
can be added to the video image by entering the text
on the IVS.
• Integrated frame line inserter
Frame lines can be electronically added to the video
image. This ensures that the lines are visible even in
difficult conditions. The area outside the frame lines
can be darkened electronically in 4 different steps to
emphasize the important image area.
• Y/C Outputs
The usual composite outputs can be switched to an Y/C
output (S-VHS) for an even better video image without
annoying color artifacts, with or without data inserted
into the video image. The output is on two BNC sockets.
• On-Screen programming
All functions, which do not affect the image appearance
directly, such as frame lines, can be conveniently programmed with an on-screen programming menu on
the video monitor.
• Image compare function
It is possible to store a particular image and compare it
against other images. This clearly shows the difference
between the images, e.g. during stop effect shots.
• Automatic and manual gain control
The gain is controlled automatically to its best value but
can also be set manually.
• Mini monitor connector
The IVS offers a connector for a 12 V LCD mini monitor
with an even increased output power up to 1.5 A.
Note:
The IVS package already includes a lens for
Super 35, a 1.5 mm allen key for image
adjustment and an Y/C (S-VHS) cable.
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• Dedicated controls
Important image changes such as gain or white balance
can be done immediately in parallel to the on-screen
programming with dedicated key.
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10.2 Setup
10.2.1 Installation
A 1.5 mm allen key and a 3 mm allen key are used.
Take the handle and the transport cover off the camera.
handle
• To take the handle off, open the two screws on the
base of the handle ➪ photo with a 3 mm allen key
and remove the handle.
screws for handle
• To take the transport cover off, open the two screws
➪ photo with a 3 mm allen key and remove the
transport cover.
screws for transport cover
• Pull off the plastic cover over the contacts.
• Attach the video assist onto the ARRIFLEX 235 by
moving it in the marked direction. The wedge on the
IVS should mate with the matching dovetail on the
camera body ➪ photo.
dovetail
cover on the IVS
plastic cover for contacts
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• To get the transport cover of the video assist off, open
the screws on the IVS ➪ photo with a 3 mm allen key
and remove the transport cover to the rear.
screws for cover on the IVS
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• Push the IVS as shown until the gap between the
camera and the IVS closes.
handle
• Close the screws on the IVS ➪ photo with a
3 mm allen key.
• Remount the handle ➪ photo and close the screws on
the base of the handle with a 3 mm allen key.
screws for IVS
10.2.2 Cabling
Outputs
In case the composite output should be used
and it is unknown, weather the BNC connectors
on the IVS are switched to composite or to Y/C,
please connect the composite signal to the
É/Y first and check the settings (BNC OUT
VBS or Y/C) in the menu video/text adjust.
Please see next chapter Composite Video
Outputs.
The IVS has two BNC sockets, which can be switched to
output two independent composite signals or one Y/C
signal. Additionally, there is an output for a mini monitor
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Composite video is only available if the output
is switched to VBS out.
• To switch to composite video (VBS mode), enter the
main menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for
more than 3 seconds. Go to sub menu VIDEO/TEXT
ADJUST. The menu line BNC OUT can be switched
between VBS and Y/C. See chapter 10.4 Inserter
Facilities for information on the on-screen program mode.
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
- FLICKERFREE
- LINE INTERP.
- BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
- MINI MON DATA
ON
ON
VBS
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS.
2
ON
2
ON
- EXIT
The difference between the outputs is that there is normal
video on the one connector and video with data on the other.
In the normal video output, marked with the È/C symbol
➪ photo, almost no electronic information is inserted.
Only a rolling bar at the button left corner of the video
image indicates a running film camera.
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Composite Video Outputs
In the video with data output, marked with the É/Y symbol
➪ photo, additional data such as format marks or camera
status information can be inserted.
É/Y
È/C
The outputs are standard BNC sockets for 75 Ω terminated
video signals. Both outputs can be used simultaneously.
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MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
-
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS.
- EXIT
ON
ON
Y/C
ON
2
ON
2
Y/C Output
In comparison to the composite outputs, the Y/C outputs
offer the even better S-VHS quality. There are also normal
video and video with data signals available.
Y/C video is only available if the output is
switched to Y/C out.
• Use the on-screen program mode to switch between
composite and Y/C. Enter the main menu by pressing
the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than 3 seconds. Go
to sub menu VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST. The menu line BNC
OUT can be switched between VBS and Y/C.
See chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for information on
the on-screen program mode.
• To switch between normal video and video with data,
use the on-screen program mode. Enter the main menu
by pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than 3
seconds. Go to sub menu VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST. The
menu line Y/C DATA, which can only be reached if
BNC OUT is on Y/C, switches between normal video
and video with data on the Y/C signal. The line
displays Y/C DATA ON or OFF.
See chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for information on the
on-screen program mode.
In the normal video output almost no electronic information
is inserted. Only a rolling bar at the lower left corner of
the video image indicates a running film camera.
In the video with data output, additional data such as
format marks or camera status information can be inserted.
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There are normal video and video with data signals
available from the same pair of connectors.
An adapter from the two BNC connectors to a standard
Y/C connector is included in the IVS package upon initial
delivery. Connect the red end to the È/C output and
the white end to the É/Y socket ➪ photo.
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MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
-
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS.
- EXIT
ON
ON
Y/C
ON
ON
2
ON
2
Black and White Output
The Y part of the Y/C output is a standard black and
white signal. To get black and white, use a standard BNC
cable with 75 Ω connected to the É/Y output and switch
to Y/C out.
Black and white or Y signal is only available if
the output is switched to Y/C out.
• Use the on-screen program mode to switch between
composite and Y/C. Enter the main menu by pressing
the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than 3 seconds. Go
to sub menu VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST. The menu line BNC
OUT can be switched between VBS and Y/C.
See chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for information on
the on-screen program mode.
There are normal video and video with data signals
available from the same connector.
In the normal video output almost no electronic information
is inserted. Only a rolling bar at the lower left corner of
the video image indicates a running film camera.
In the video with data output, additional data such as
format marks or camera status information can be inserted.
The É/Y socket is standard BNC for 75 Ω video outputs
➪ photo.
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• To switch between normal video and video with data,
use the on-screen program mode. Enter the main menu
by pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than 3
seconds. Go to sub menu VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST. The
menu point Y/C DATA, which can only be reached if
BNC OUT is on Y/C, switches between normal video
and video with data on the Y/C signal. The line
displays Y/C DATA ON or OFF.
See chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for information on
the on-screen program mode.
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MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
-
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS.
- EXIT
ON
ON
Y/C
ON
ON
2
ON
2
Mini Monitor Output
The IVS has a connector for a standard mini-monitor.
As there is only one mini monitor connector, it is possible
to switch between normal video and video with data on
this output.
• To switch between normal video and video with data
on the mini monitor output, use the on-screen program
mode. Enter the main menu by pressing the Enter/Insert
key Ñ for more than 3 seconds. Go to sub menu
VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST. The menu line MINI MON
DATA can be switched OFF and ON.
See chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for information on
the on-screen program mode.
mini monitor connector
Composite Video
Signal Shield
Pin 3
Pin 2
+12 V (1.5 A)
GND
Pin 4
Pin 1
Pin-Outs Mini Monitor Connector (seen from outside)
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The IVS can be used like a standard video assist if no
inserter features are used.
Note:
switch
All currently used settings are stored even if the IVS
or the camera is switched off. After restarting
the IVS the settings are unchanged, except for
the image stored mode, which will always come
up in live mode.
10.3.1 Switch On, Off and Check/Hide Menu
The IVS can be switched on and off independently from
the film camera, as long as the film camera has power.
Power off at the film camera will also shut the IVS down
➪ photo.
• The OFF position switches the IVS off without affecting
the film camera. ON activates the IVS.
Check Menu
If the on-screen program mode is off during normal
operation, the Menu (M) position shows an overview of
the IVS settings ➪ photo.
CHECK
SETTING
WHITE BALANCE
MANUAL GAIN
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
FORMAT
VIEW MODE
SYSTEM LINE
STATUS LINE
USER TEXT LINE
2
IND
OFF
ON
ON
1
LIVE
OFF
ON
ON
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Hide Menu
image rotation
focus
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If the on-screen program mode is on because the settings
are changed, the Menu (M) position clears the screen. For
example, if color is to be changed with the on-screen
program tool, the on-screen program window overlays
the image. To see the image and its color appearance, go
to M position. The window disappears but the on-screen
program mode is still on. By releasing the switch, the
window will come back in the programming mode.
10.3.2 Mechanical Iris
Only a relatively small portion of the light that passes
through the film camera’s lens reaches the CCD-Chip of
the video assist, as the light is shared between the view
finder, the CCD-Chip and the film. Therefore the IVS
lenses are designed for normal usage with a totally open
iris to have maximum light on the CCD-Chip. Variations
in lighting are compensated by the IVS gain control
(automatically or manually).
Under certain conditions, such as when lighting is set for
low sensitivity film (under 100 ASA) or for motion effects,
it is possible that the IVS gain range is exceeded. In this
case the mechanical iris of the IVS lens can be closed.
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Ò alignment
If the mechanical iris is closed more than necessary, the
IVS will compensate by increasing the gain and improve
the image brightness electronically. This creates additional
electronic noise. To avoid this, open the mechanical iris.
• To change the iris, turn the wheel with the iris symbol Õ.
10.3.3 Alignment of the image position
(X-, Y- and Rotation) and focus
The position of the image on the CCD-Chip and its focus
can vary slightly from camera to camera. The video
image on the monitor may appear not centered, rotated
or out of focus.
All settings can be made by using a 1,5 mm allen key,
which is delivered with the IVS.
Do not use force!
Ó alignment
Note:
Due to design restrictions in size, the axis might
be not precisely in x- and y- direction
• Image rotation can be changed on the screw, marked
with the Ô-Symbol ➪ photo (page 80).
• Focus can be changes, using the screw, which is
marked with the F Symbol ➪ photo (page 80).
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Check all settings on the connected monitor.
• Image position adjustments in x- and y- direction can
be made with the marked x- and y- screws ➪ photo.
• The screw, marked with Ò moves the video image on
the monitor horizontally. The screw, marked with Ó
vertically.
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10.3.4 White Balance (WB)
The IVS offers a choice for White Balance between
• an automatic control (AWB)
• fixed setting of indoor (IND)
• fixed setting for outdoor (OTD)
• and a full manual control of white balance (MAN).
White balance can be adjusted in two different ways. It is
possible to control it using the keyboard on the IVS or
using the on-screen control menu.
Using the Keyboard
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
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• By pressing the WB key Ï ➪ photo, the setting will
be changed from AWB, IND, OTD to MAN. The
corresponding LED is lit. The next click on the WB key
Ï will cause the MAN LED to blink.
• Now, it is possible to change the red and blue channel
using the color-coded Ê, Ë, Í and Ì keys. The
next click on the WB key Ï or waiting longer than 5
seconds without pressing any key will cause the MAN
LED to be constantly on. Another click on the WB key
Ï will lead back to AWB. An illuminated LED shows
the selected mode.
• If automatic White Balance (AWB) is selected, the IVS
will automatically set White Balance. For this no
manual steps are necessary ➪ photo.
• If indoor (IND) is selected ➪ photo white balance is
optimized for tungsten lighting with 3200 K.
• The outdoor (OTD) setting ➪ photo optimizes the
white balance for daylight with 5600 K.
Note:
With the MAN LED constantly on, no color settings
can be made to avoid accidental handling.
Note:
Changing red, blue and gain does changing
green. The video signal is the addition of red,
green and blue and amplified by the gain.
Decreasing red and blue and lifted gain
increases green.
Please see chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for basics on
the On-Screen display.
MENU WB/GAIN
->
In parallel to the control via keyboard, the white balance
can also be programmed via the on-screen menu.
• Enter the main menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key
Ñ for more than 3 seconds.
Go to sub menu WB/GAIN. Move the cursor > with
the keys Ê and Ë to the line – WHITE BALANCE.
Pressing the key Í will switch from Automatic White
Balance (AWB), Indoor (IND) and Outdoor (OTD) to
Manual (MAN) and back Automatic White Balance.
The key Ì will give the opposite direction.
• If white balance is on manual, the display will change.
Lines left of RED and BLUE will appear indicating that
the red and green saturation of the video image can
now be changed.
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
IND
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
- EXIT
MENU WB/GAIN
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
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Using the on-screen menu
- EXIT
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Manual White Balance red increase/decrease
MENU WB/GAIN
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
- EXIT
Manual white balance red increase/decrease is
only available if white balance control is on manual.
If manual white balance is on MAN, it is possible to adjust
the red and blue saturation of the video image manually.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– RED. Pressing the key Í will increase the red in the
video image; the key Ì will decrease it.
The range for this is from 0 (lowest) to 63 (highest).
• If the key Í or Ì is pressed shortly, the value is
changes by one step, if the keys are pressed longer,
the value will continue to change.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which are
made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is changed
via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
Manual white balance blue increase/decrease is
only available if white balance control is on manual.
If manual white balance is on MAN, it is possible to adjust
the red and blue saturation of the video image manually.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– BLUE. Pressing the key Í will increase the blue in the
video image; the key Ì will decrease it.
The range for this is from 0 (lowest) to 63 (highest).
• If the key Í or Ì is pressed shortly, the value is
changes by one step, if the keys are pressed longer,
the value will continue to change.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which
are made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is
changed via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
MENU WB/GAIN
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
- EXIT
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Manual White Balance blue increase/decrease
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Using the Keyboard
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
• By pressing the WB key Ï the setting alters between
manual and automatic control. An illuminated LED shows
the setting manual gain control (MGC) ➪ photo.
10.3.5 Gain Control
The IVS can change the brightness of the video image
electronically. This gain control can be automatic or manual.
If the automatic control is selected, the IVS outputs the best
possible image brightness at all the time. Light changes in
front of the film camera are compensated by the IVS; the
brightness impression remains almost unchanged.
Gain control can be adjusted in two different ways.
It is possible to control it using the keyboard on the IVS or
using the on-screen control menu.
• If manual gain control is selected (LED is on), the
brightness of the video image can be manually altered.
By using the Ê or Ë key brightness can be increased
or decreased. An automatic compensation of different
light levels in front of the camera is suppressed.
MENU WB/GAIN
Please see chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for basics on
the On-Screen display.
In parallel to the control via keyboard, the manual gain
control can also be programmed via the on-screen menu.
Manual gain control can be switched on or off. If it is on,
specific values can be set between 0 (low gain) and 63
(high gain).
• Enter the main menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key
Ñ for more than 3 seconds.
Go to sub menu WB/GAIN. Move the cursor > with
the keys Ê and Ë to the line – MANUAL GAIN.
Pressing the key Í or Ì will switch manual gain
control off and on. If manual gain control is on, the
display will change. A line symbol – will appear
before VALUE indicating that the gain can be changes
manually.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which
are made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is
changed via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
->
- EXIT
MENU WB/GAIN
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
->
-
MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
MAN
30
39
ON
40
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Using the on-screen menu
- EXIT
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Manual Gain increase/decrease
MENU WB/GAIN
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
ON
40
- EXIT
Manual gain increase/decrease is only
available if manual gain control is on.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– VALUE. Pressing the key Í will increase the gain;
the key Ì will decrease it.
The range for this is from 0 (lowest gain) to 63 (highest
gain).
• If the key Í or Ì is pressed shortly, the value is
changes by one step, if the keys are pressed longer,
the value will continue to change.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which
are made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is
changed via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
Flicker free can be switched off to bypass the digital frame
store and have the video assist output with no delay.
The film camera runs normally at a different speed than
the video assist. E.g. the film camera runs at 24 fps and
the video assist at 25 fps for PAL or 30 fps for NTSC. This
would normally cause different brightness of the individual
video image. To eliminate this so called flicker, video images
are stored at the speed of the film camera into the video
frame storage and recalled in the speed of the video system.
This storage might cause a slight delay, which is not desirable
in some crucial time conditions, e.g. motion control or
shooting of a pop video. Therefore it is possible to switch
the flicker free system off. This will eliminate the delay.
However, flicker will occur in this mode.
Using the Keyboard
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10.3.6 Flicker free on/off
• By pressing the FF key Î the flicker free mode alters
between on and off. An illuminated LED shows the
setting flicker free (FF) on ➪ photo.
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MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
- FLICKERFREE
- LINE INTERP.
- BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
- MINI MON DATA
ON
ON
VBS
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS.
2
ON
5
- EXIT
ON
Using the on-screen menu
Please see chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for basics on
the On-Screen display.
In parallel to the control via keyboard, the flicker free off
can also be programmed via the on-screen menu.
• Enter the main menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key
Ñ for more than 3 seconds.
Go to sub menu VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST. Move the
cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– FLICKERFREE. Pressing the key Í or Ì will switch
flicker free mode off and on.
Note:
The lowest camera speed for flicker free display
is 5 fps in automatic gain control mode and
1 fps in manual gain control mode.
The IVS can insert different format markings. It is possible
to have
• no format marking (OFF),
• format marking number one (1),
• format marking number two (2)
• or both format markings at the same time (1 & 2) on display.
Using the Keyboard
The adjustment of the different format markings
can only be done via the on-screen display as
described in chapter 10.4.6 Format Marking Menu.
However, it is possible to select which format
markings are displayed via the keyboard.
The format marking selection is only available, when the
White Balance manual mode is not active (when the WB
MAN LED is not flashing). If white balance manual mode
is active, please wait for more than 5 seconds without
pressing any key to leave this mode.
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10.3.7 Changing Format marking number
• The key Í will switch from OFF, 1, 2 to 1&2. The key
Ì will switch in opposite order.
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Using the on-screen menu
MENU FORMAT MARKING
->
- FORMAT
POSITION 1 Ö
POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
WHITE LEVEL
OUTSIDE
- EXIT
OFF
Please see chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for basics on
the On-Screen display.
In parallel to the control via keyboard, the format marking
number can also be programmed via the on-screen menu.
• Enter the main menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key
Ñ for more than 3 seconds.
Go to sub menu FORMAT MARKING. Move the cursor
> with the keys Ê and Ë to the line – FORMAT.
Pressing the key Í will switch from OFF, 1, 2 to 1&2.
The key Ì will switch in opposite order.
The IVS can store one particular image, display that or
overlay it against the live image in front of the camera to
compare both images. Although the functions to display a
stored image and to compare a stored image against a
live image are only available in the on-screen program
mode, it is possible to store an image any time using the
Enter/Insert key Ñ.
Using the Keyboard
• Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ shortly (less than 1.5
seconds) will store an image in the frame store.
• Every time when the Enter/Insert key Ñ is shortly
pressed, a new image is stored.
• To view the stored image, or to compare it against a
live image, please enter the on-screen program mode,
as described in chapter 10.4.7 Display mode
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10.3.8 Storing a video image
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Using the on-screen menu
MENU COMPARE/STORE
- VIEW MODE
->
- STORE IMAGE
- CLEAR IMAGE
- EXIT
LIVE
Please see chapter 10.4 Inserter Facilities for basics on
the On-Screen display.
• Enter the main menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key
Ñ for more than 3 seconds.
Go to sub menu COMPARE/STORE. Move the cursor
> with the keys Ê and Ë to the line – STORE IMAGE.
Pressing the key Í or Ì will store the image. The
word DONE will appear for a few seconds to show
that an image was stored.
The stored image is memorized until a new image is stored,
the image is cleared or until the IVS power was shot down.
In addition to the usual video assist functions, the IVS
offers a variety of inserter facilities. There are two
different groups of information:
• Format markings
Format markings, which are inserted electronically, are
often more visible than format markings on the ground
glass.
• Man readable information
Camera status
System line
Additional text
All inserted data are only available at the outputs
Video with data.
All engravings from the ground glass (e. g. TVSafe etc.) are visible at all times at all outputs.
Note:
All currently used settings are stored even if the
IVS or the camera is switched off or disconnected
from the power supply. After restarting the IVS
the settings are unchanged, except for the image
stored mode, which will always come up in live
mode.
10.4.1 Setting the On-Screen Displays
During programming the inserted data are not
fully updated (e. g. Frame Counter Information).
To get information updated, leave the on-screen
display menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key
Ñ for more than three seconds.
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10.4 Inserter Facilities
Once the on-screen display is activated by pressing the
Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than three seconds, the
following procedure is used to select and set all functions
within the main menu and the sub menus:
• Pressing the key Ê or Ë will move the cursor > up or
down. Pressing the key Í or Ì activates sub menus.
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• Within sub menus the cursor > can be moved up and
down again by pressing the key Ê or Ë. The keys Í
or Ì will now change settings (e. g. switch the insertion
of a user text window on and off), or activates functions
(position mode of a window or EXIT).
• If the windows position mode is activated, the keys Ê
or Ë will move the window across the video image. To
leave the position mode press the Enter/Insert key Ñ
shortly.
• To go from a sub menu back to the main menu,
position the cursor > by using the keys Ê and Ë on
the line EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
• Active lines are marked with a dash symbol –.
They can be reached with the cursor > within a menu
using the keys Ê and Ë. Lines may not be active
because the currently selected mode does not use this
feature. E.g. when gain is not in manual control mode,
the line value is not active because value cannot be
changed in the automatic control mode. In this case,
no dash symbol – is displayed and the line cannot be
reached with the cursor >. To activate this line, switch
from automatic to manual gain control mode.
Changing them immediately activates all settings.
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Note:
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
The inserter’s main menu is displayed on the monitor
screen when the on-screen programming is activated by
pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ ➪ photo for more than
three seconds. An illuminated LED indicates that the onscreen programming is activated.
MAIN MENU
->
-
LOAD/STORE
WB/GAIN
VIDEO/TEXT ADJ
FORMAT MARKING
COMPARE/STORE
SYSTEM/STATUS
USER TEXT
- EXIT
Note:
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
• The keys Ê or Ë move the cursor > up or down.
Pressing the key Í or Ì will lead into a sub menu.
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10.4.2 Main Menu
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10.4.3 Load/Store Menu
MENU LOAD/STORE
->
- LOAD SET
1
- STORE SET
(CONFIRM BY
ENTER)
1
- SET ALL
SETTINGS TO
DEFAULT
- EXIT
The IVS can store up to 6 sets of settings and recall them. Thus it
is possible to make all settings for e.g. indoor shooting and
store them as setting 1. Shooting continues with some exterior
scenes and the operator will make all settings for this and
store them as setting 2. When the work is continued indoor,
it is very easy recalling all the settings stored as setting 1
and get the same image appearance as before.
One set of settings consists of all set-ups in the IVS. Everything
which can be set electronically, will be stored and recalled.
All video adjustments such as manual gain control, white
balance, flicker free, outputs with or without data and line
interpolation as well as all inserter setups, e.g. user text
insertion off or on, frame lines and so on are stored and
recalled.
The adjustment of the white level of the inserted data, an
inverse display and a fine adjustment of the vertical position
is described in chapters 10.4.5 White Level, Inverse and
Fine Positioning.
Changing them immediately activates all settings.
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
• Enter the Load/Store submenu from the main menu.
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It is possible to load one out of six settings. Those new settings
will influence all adjustments that can be made electronically.
MENU LOAD/STORE
->
The new settings will immediately replace the
previous settings. If the old settings might be
needed, store them first as described in the next
chapter Store Settings.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– LOAD SET. Pressing the key Í will switch from 1 to
2 all the way up to 6 and back to 1, the key Ì will
switch in the opposite direction. Pressing either the key
Í or Ì, will immediately load the new settings.
Store Settings
The set of settings, that are currently active, can be stored
as one out of six settings.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– STORE SET. Pressing the key Í will switch from 1 to
2 all the way up to 6 and back to 1, the key Ì will
switch in the opposite direction.
• When the demanded number was reached, press the
Enter/Insert key Ñ to store this setting under the given
number. The word DONE will appear for 3 seconds
to indicate that the setting was stored. After this, the display
will return to its normal mode.
- LOAD SET
4
- STORE SET
(CONFIRM BY
ENTER)
4
- SET ALL
SETTINGS TO
DEFAULT
- EXIT
MENU LOAD/STORE
->
- LOAD SET
4
- STORE SET
(CONFIRM BY
ENTER)
4
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Load Settings
- SET ALL
SETTINGS TO
DEFAULT
- EXIT
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All Standard
MENU LOAD/STORE
->
- LOAD SET
4
- STORE SET
(CONFIRM BY
ENTER)
4
- SET ALL
SETTINGS TO
DEFAULT
- EXIT
ARE YOU SURE?
(NO UNDO)
-> - NO
- YES
- EXIT
After the function set all settings to default was
called, all settings are cleared. They cannot be
recalled.
This menu recalls a default setting of all values. By this, it
is possible to obtain basic setting for the IVS.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– SET ALL. Pressing the key Í or Ì recalls the default
values.
• It is necessary to confirm that procedure, as all settings
will be cleared. This window will appear with the
cursor > in the line NO. Pressing the key Í or Ì will
cancel this procedure.
• To clear everything, move the cursor > with the keys
Ê and Ë to the line – YES. Pressing the key Í or Ì
sets all settings to default.
• If the cursor > is in position EXIT and the key Í or Ì
is pressed, the IVS will return to the Load/Store menu
without setting everything to default.
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WB = INDOOR
Manual Gain with GAIN = 0
Flicker free = ON
Line Interpolation = ON
Y/C data = ON
BNC OUT = VBS
Mini-Monitor Data = ON
Format 1 = ON
Format 2 = OFF
WHITE LEVEL frame lines = 2
OUTSIDE AREA = DARK
VIEW MODE = Live (Frame store is cleared)
SYSTEM ZEILE = ON
STATUS ZEILE = ON
Background STATUS/SYSTEM = boxed
Film counter ON and on FOOTAGE
USER TEXT LINE OFF
Background User Text line = boxed
Size = Small
White Level Text = 2
Inverse = OFF
Vert Pos = 5
MENU LOAD/STORE
- LOAD SET
4
- STORE SET
(CONFIRM BY
ENTER)
4
- SET ALL
SETTINGS TO
DEFAULT
->
- EXIT
Exit
Use exit to return to the main menu.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
–EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
Note:
Video-Assist-System
The default values are:
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
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10.4.4 White Balance (WB) and Manual Gain
Control (MGC) Menu
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
IND
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
ON
0
Changing them immediately activates all settings.
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
- EXIT
• Enter the WB/Gain submenu from the main menu.
White Balance (Indoor/Outdoor/Automatic/Manual)
In parallel to the control via keyboard, the white balance
can also be programmed via the on-screen menu. It
toggles from Indoor, Outdoor and Automatic to Manual.
MENU WB/GAIN
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
IND
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
- EXIT
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White balance and manual gain control allows to change
the color appearance and brightness of the video image.
MENU WB/GAIN
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– WHITE BALANCE. Pressing the key Í will switch
from Automatic White Balance (AWB), Indoor (IND)
and Outdoor (OTD) to Manual (MAN) and back
Automatic White Balance. The key Ì will give the
opposite direction.
MENU WB/GAIN
->
Manual White Balance red increase/decrease
Manual white balance red increase/decrease is
only available if white balance control is on manual.
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
- EXIT
If manual white balance is on MAN, it is possible to adjust
the red and blue saturation of the video image manually.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– RED. Pressing the key Í will increase the red in the
video image; the key Ì will decrease it.
MENU WB/GAIN
The range for this is from 0 (lowest) to 63 (highest).
• If the key Í or Ì is pressed shortly, the value is
changes by one step, if the keys are pressed longer,
the value will continue to change.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which are
made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is changed
via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
Video-Assist-System
• If white balance is on manual, the display will change.
Lines left of RED and BLUE will appear indicating that
the red and green saturation of the video image can
now be changed.
- EXIT
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Manual White Balance blue increase/decrease
MENU WB/GAIN
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
MAN
30
39
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
- EXIT
Manual white balance blue increase/decrease
is only available if white balance control is on
manual.
If manual white balance is on MAN, it is possible to
adjust the red and blue saturation of the video image
manually.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– BLUE. Pressing the key Í will increase the blue in the
video image; the key Ì will decrease it.
The range for this is from 0 (lowest) to 63 (highest).
• If the key Í or Ì is pressed shortly, the value is changes
by one step, if the keys are pressed longer, the value
will continue to change.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which are
made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is changed
via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
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In parallel to the control via keyboard, the manual gain
control can also be programmed via the on-screen menu.
Manual gain control can be switched on or off. If it is on,
specific values can be set between 0 (low gain) and 63
(high gain). If it is off, an automatic mode is active.
MENU WB/GAIN
->
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– MANUAL GAIN. Pressing the key Í or Ì will
switch manual gain control off and on. If manual gain
control is on, the display will change. A line symbol –
will appear before VALUE indicating that the gain can
be changes manually.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which are
made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is changed
via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
IND
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
OFF
- EXIT
MENU WB/GAIN
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
->
-
MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
IND
Video-Assist-System
Manual Gain Control On/OFF
ON
40
- EXIT
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Manual Gain increase/decrease
MENU WB/GAIN
->
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
IND
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
ON
40
- EXIT
Manual gain increase/decrease is only
available if manual gain control is on.
If manual gain is on, it is possible to adjust the gain manually.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– VALUE. Pressing the key Í will increase the gain;
the key Ì will decrease it.
The range for this is from 0 (lowest gain) to 63 (highest
gain).
• If the key Í or Ì is pressed shortly, the value is
changes by one step, if the keys are pressed longer,
the value will continue to change.
The LED in the keyboard will follow the changes which are
made in this menu and vice versa, if this setting is changed
via the keyboard, the on-screen menu will follow.
MENU WB/GAIN
Use exit to return to the main menu.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
IND
Note:
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
ON
40
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
->
- EXIT
Video-Assist-System
Exit
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10.4.5 Video and Text Adjustment Menu
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
- FLICKERFREE
- LINE INTERP.
- BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
- MINI MON DATA
ON
ON
VBS
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
2
ON
5
- EXIT
ON
This sub menu allows to change basic video settings as
well as the appearance of the inserted man readable text.
Changing them immediately activates all settings.
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
• Enter the Video/Text Adjust submenu from the main menu.
Flicker free on/off
Flicker free can be switched off to bypass the digital frame
store and have the video assist output with no delay.
The film camera runs normally at a different speed than the
video assist. E.g. the film camera runs at 24 fps and the
video assist at 25 fps for PAL or 30 fps for NTSC. This
would normally cause different brightness of the video
image. To eliminate this so called flicker, video images are
stored at the speed of the film camera into the video
frame storage and recalled in the speed of the video
system. This storage might cause a slight delay, which is
not desirable in some crucial time conditions, e.g. motion
control or shooting of a pop video. Therefore it is possible
to switch the flicker free system off. This will eliminate the
delay. However, flicker will occur in this mode.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– FLICKERFREE. Pressing the key Í or Ì will switch
flicker free mode off and on.
Note:
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
The lowest camera speed for flicker free display
is 5 fps in automatic gain control mode and 1 fps
in manual gain control mode.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– LINE INTERP.. Pressing the key Í or Ì will switch
the line interpolation on and off.
Note:
This setting affects only the video image while
the film camera is in run mode.
ON
ON
VBS
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
2
ON
5
ON
- EXIT
Line interpolation on/off
Due to the rotating mirror shutter of the film camera, the CCD
chip of the IVS gets light only for maximal 50 % of the time.
All video assists will therefore have one true video field and
the next one will be the repetition of the previous one. So the
repeated video field does not have new information. To
improve this situation, the video assist can be electronically
enhanced with a so-called line interpolation.
- FLICKERFREE
- LINE INTERP.
- BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
- MINI MON DATA
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
- FLICKERFREE
- LINE INTERP.
- BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
- MINI MON DATA
ON
ON
VBS
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
2
ON
5
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In parallel to the control via keyboard, the flicker free off
can also be programmed via the on-screen menu.
ON
- EXIT
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MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
- FLICKERFREE
- LINE INTERP.
- BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
- MINI MON DATA
ON
ON
VBS
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
2
ON
5
- EXIT
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
-
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
- EXIT
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ON
ON
ON
VBS
ON
ON
2
ON
5
Composite or Y/C signal at BNC Connectors
The IVS has two BNC sockets, which can be switched to
output two independent composite signals or one Y/C signal. If
selected, the Y/C signal is available on the same BNC
connectors, on which the composite signal is outputted.
Therefore it is necessary to switch between both signals
on the BNC connecter.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– BNC-OUT. Pressing the key Í or Ì will switch the
output signal on the BNC connector between composite
(VBS) and Y/C
• If Y/C is selected a line symbol – will appear before
Y/C DATA indicating that the Y/C output can now be
switched between normal video and video with data.
Y/C signal with or without data
There are normal video and video with data signals
available from the same pair of connectors. Therefore it is
necessary to switch between the two types of video.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– Y/C DATA. Pressing the key Í or Ì will switch between
normal video and video with data in the Y/C signal.
The line displays Y/C DATA ON or OFF.
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
The mini monitor output can be programmed to have
normal video or video with data.
If the on-screen menu control is on (red LED next to
the Enter/Insert key Ñ is on), there will always be
data in this output. This is necessary because if the
output is switched to data off, no insert were
available and therefore, it would be impossible to go
back into the on-screen menu to change the settings.
->
-
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
ON
ON
VBS
ON
ON
2
ON
5
- EXIT
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line MINI MON DATA. Pressing the key Í or Ì will switch
insertion of data in the mini monitor ON and OFF.
White Level
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
-
This line is used to change the brightness of all man-readable
windows but the frame lines. Value 0 means dark gray,
value 3 corresponds to bright white characters.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
- TXT WHITE LEV.. By pressing the key Í the values for
the brightness of the characters will increment beginning
from 0 to 3, and after that back to 0. The key Ì will
decrement in the opposite direction.
->
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
ON
ON
VBS
ON
ON
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Mini-Monitor Output as normal video or video with data
2
ON
5
- EXIT
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MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
2
ON
5
- EXIT
This menu changes the appearance of all man-readable
windows. The format markings are not changed. If inverse
OFF is selected, the characters will appear white. If the
background is BOXED it will appear black in this case. If
inverse ON is selected, the characters will appear black.
If the background is BOXED it will appear white in this case.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– INVERSE. The keys Í or Ì will switch between ON
and OFF.
Fine Positioning
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
-
->
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
- EXIT
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ON
ON
VBS
ON
ON
Inverse
ON
ON
VBS
ON
ON
2
ON
5
By changing the setting in the line Fine Position of this submenu
it is possible to simultaneously shift all man-readable windows
vertically by one video line (fine adjust). The single steps
are smaller than the steps in the normal position mode.
This will place all windows as far outside the actual image
area as possible. Format markings are not moved.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– FINE POS.. By pressing the key Í the value will increment
starting from 0 to 9, after that it will go back to 0. Higher
values will cause the windows to be at a higher video line.
They will therefore appear lower on the video screen.
The key Ì will increment in the opposite direction.
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
Use exit to return to the main menu.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
–EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
Note:
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
-
FLICKERFREE
LINE INTERP.
BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
MINI MON DATA
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
->
- EXIT
ON
ON
VBS
ON
ON
2
ON
5
Video-Assist-System
Exit
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10.4.6 Format Marking Menu
MENU FORMAT MARKING
->
- FORMAT
POSITION 1 Ö
POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
WHITE LEVEL
OUTSIDE
- EXIT
1
2
LIGHT
The IVS can insert two different format markings electronically
in the video image, either individually or simultaneously.
The position of these format markings can be set anywhere
on the screen, to line up exactly with the ground glass
markings. The brightness is adjustable in four steps and
the area outside of one format marking can be
electronically darkened.
Changing them immediately activates all settings.
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
• Enter the Format Marking submenu from the main menu.
If the electronic format markings are not parallel to the
ground glass format markings, readjust the CCD chip with
the alignment screw, as shown in chapter 10.3.3 Alignment
of the image position (X-, Y- and Rotation) and focus
Note:
Only active frame lines can be positioned. If no
frame line is on (FORMAT OFF), no position line
can be reached with the cursor >. If Format 1
is on, only – POSITION 1 can be reached with
the cursor >. Only if format 1 & 2 is selected,
all - POSITION lines can be used.
It is possible to have no format marking (OFF), format marking
number one (1), format-marking number two (2) or both
format markings at the same time (1 & 2) on display.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– FORMAT. Pressing the key Í will switch from OFF to
1 to 2 to 1 & 2 and back to OFF, the key Ì will switch
in the opposite direction.
MENU FORMAT MARKING
->
- FORMAT
- POSITION 1 Ö
- POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
- WHITE LEVEL
- OUTSIDE
- EXIT
1
2
LIGHT
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Position - Positioning of the Format Marks
MENU FORMAT MARKING
->
-
FORMAT
POSITION 1 Ö
POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
WHITE LEVEL
OUTSIDE
- EXIT
1&2
2
LIGHT
The format markings can be adapted to every different format.
The format markings on the ground glass serve as a reference.
To align format 1, make sure that FORMAT 1 or FORMAT
1&2 is selected. To align format 2, make sure that
FORMAT 2 or FORMAT 1&2 is selected.
To match the electronic format markings with the ground
glass markings proceed as follows:
• Point the film camera towards a bright object so that the
format markings on the ground glass are clearly visible.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– POSITION 1 Ö or – POSITION 2 Ö, depending on
whether format 1 or format 2 should get adjusted. The
symbol Ö indicates that the top line and the left line can
be moved. To move the top line up and down, use the
keys Ê and Ë, to move the left line left and right, use
the keys Í and Ì.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– POSITION 1 Ü or – POSITION 2 Ü, depending on
whether format 1 or format 2 should get adjusted. The
symbol Ü indicates that the lower line and the right
line can be moved. To move the lower line up and
down, use the keys Ê and Ë, to move the right line
left and right, use the keys Í and Ì.
MENU FORMAT MARKING
The brightness of the format markings can be set to black
(0), dark gray (1), and light gray (2) or white (3).
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– WHITE LINE. Pressing the key Í will switch the settings
from 0 to 1 to 2 to 3 and back to 0, pressing the key Ì
will switch the settings in the opposite direction.
->
-
FORMAT
POSITION 1 Ö
POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
WHITE LEVEL
OUTSIDE
1&2
2
LIGHT
- EXIT
Outside - Darkening the Area outside of the Format Markings
This function is only available if one format marking
is activated. No darkening function is available if
there is no format marking or if two format markings
are switched on.
MENU FORMAT MARKING
The brightness of the area outside of one format marking
can be reduced electronically to emphasize the important
image area.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– OUTSIDE. Pressing the key Í will switch from no
shading (VID), light shading (LIGHT), dark shading
(DARK) to BLACK and back to VID. Pressing the key Ì
will give opposite direction.
->
- FORMAT
- POSITION 1 Ö
- POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
- WHITE LEVEL
- OUTSIDE
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Video-Assist-System
White Level - Setting the Brightness of the Format Markings
2
LIGHT
- EXIT
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Exit
MENU FORMAT MARKING
- FORMAT
- POSITION 1 Ö
- POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
- WHITE LEVEL
- OUTSIDE
->
- EXIT
1
2
LIGHT
Use exit to return to the main menu.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
Note:
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
The IVS can store one particular image, display it or overlay
it against the live image in front of the camera to compare
both images.
MENU COMPARE/STORE
->
- VIEW MODE
LIVE
- STORE IMAGE
- CLEAR IMAGE
Changing them immediately activates all settings.
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
- EXIT
• Enter the Compare/Store submenu from the main menu.
Display mode
Display mode allows selecting whether a live image, a stored
image or both images in an alternating display mode are
displayed. (Please see next chapter Store Image how to
store an image.)
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– VIEW MODE. Pressing the key Í will switch from
LIVE to STORE to COMP and back to LIVE. The key Ì
will give the opposite direction.
If LIVE is selected, the actual image will be displayed. If STORE
is selected, an image, which was stored before, will be
displayed and if COMP is selected, a live image and a stored
image will alternate to show the difference of both images.
MENU COMPARE/STORE
->
- VIEW MODE
LIVE
- STORE IMAGE
- CLEAR IMAGE
Video-Assist-System
10.4.7 Compare/Store Menu
- EXIT
The stored image is memorized until a new image is stored
or until the IVS power was shot down.
The stored image is memorized until a new image is stored,
the image is cleared or until the IVS power was shot down.
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Store image
MENU COMPARE/STORE
- VIEW MODE
->
LIVE
- STORE IMAGE
- CLEAR IMAGE
- EXIT
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– STORE IMAGE. Pressing the key Í or Ì will store
the image. The word DONE will appear for a few
seconds to show that an image was stored.
• The stored image is memorized until a new image is stored,
the image is cleared or until the IVS power was shot down.
Clear image
MENU COMPARE/STORE
- VIEW MODE
->
- STORE IMAGE
- CLEAR IMAGE
- EXIT
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The IVS can store one particular image, display that or overlay
it against the live image in front of the camera to compare
both images. In parallel to pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ
shortly (less than 1.5 seconds), the store image command
in the on-screen program mode will grab one particular
image, no matter of the selected display mode. (Please
see previous chapter in 10.4.7 Display mode for information
on different display modes, e.g. Live, Store and Compare).
LIVE
• To clear an image, move the cursor > with the keys Ê
and Ë to the line – CLEAR IMAGE. Pressing the key
Í or Ì will store the image. The word DONE will
appear for a few seconds to show that an image was
stored.
MENU COMPARE/STORE
Use exit to return to the main menu.
- VIEW MODE
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
- STORE IMAGE
- CLEAR IMAGE
Note:
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
->- EXIT
LIVE
Video-Assist-System
Exit
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The IVS can insert the camera system and status into the
video image.
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
ON
ON
- POSITION
- BACKGROUND
- FILM COUNTER
BOXED
FTGE
The status line inserts information from the film camera
such as
• movement open
• async
• inching
• low battery
• dust check
• and so on.
- EXIT
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The film counter gets its data from the film camera. So the
data on the IVS are identical to the data in the film camera.
During programming the inserted data are not
fully updated (e. g. Frame Counter Information). To
get information updated, leave the on-screen display
menu by pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for
more than three seconds.
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
->
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
ON
ON
- POSITION
- BACKGROUND
- FILM COUNTER
BOXED
FTGE
- EXIT
After powering the film camera up, no mirror
shutter angle is displayed. Data will appear
only after some revolutions of the mirror shutter.
System line and Status line are together as a package. If
both lines are on, the upper line will always be status, the
lower line system. Positioning always affects both lines.
Like all man readable information, the data is inserted as a
window on the monitor image. The window can be switched
on and off independently. Background and position can
be altered without affecting the settings of other windows.
The adjustment of the white level of the inserted data, an
inverse display and a fine adjustment of the vertical position
is described in chapters 10.4.5 White Level, Inverse and
Fine Positioning.
Video-Assist-System
If the film counter is in the take mode, the data in meter,
foot or seconds of the last take are displayed. In the mode
footage, the added length of the film through the camera
in meter or feet is displayed.
• Enter the System/Status submenu from the main menu.
Changing them immediately activates all settings.
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
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System Line
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
->
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
POSITION
BACKGROUND
FILM COUNTER
- EXIT
OFF
OFF
This sub menu line switches the insertion of camera system
data on (ON) and off (OFF) independently of other
inserted data.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– SYSTEM LINE. The keys Í or Ì switch the insertion
on and off.
A line similar to the depicted line will appear:
MOVEMENT OPEN
Position and Background is only available if one of the
two lines in on, Film Counter only if Status Line is on.
To clear this message, eliminate the cause of the problem.
In this example close the movement block.
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
This submenu line switches the insertion of camera status data
on (ON) and off (OFF) independently of other inserted data.
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
->
POSITION
BACKGROUND
FILM COUNTER
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– STATUS LINE. The keys Í or Ì switch the insertion
on and off.
- EXIT
A line similar to the depicted line will appear:
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Position and Background is only available if one of the
two lines in on, Film Counter only if Status Line is on.
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Video-Assist-System
->
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
ON
ON
- POSITION
- BACKGROUND
- FILM COUNTER
BOXED
FTGE
- EXIT
The window can be positioned anywhere on the monitor
screen. Position is only available if at least one of the two
lines is on.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– POSITION. Call the positioning mode with the keys
Í or Ì. The following menu is displayed on the
screen:
-> - POSITION
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• The keys Ê and Ë move the window up and down.
When the desired position has been set, confirm by
pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ.
Background
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
->
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
ON
ON
- POSITION
- BACKGROUND
- FILM COUNTER
BOXED
FTGE
- EXIT
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Position
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
The background of the window can be set electronically to
black in normal display mode or to white in inverse mode
(BOXED) to improve the readability. If this is not activated,
the area around the text is the normal video image (VIDEO).
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– BACKGROUND. The key Í or Ì switches between
BOXED and VIDEO.
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
The film counter is slaved to the footage counter of the film
camera. It always displays the values, which are in the camera.
Therefore there is no set or reset of film counter data on
the IVS.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– FILM COUNTER. The keys Í will switch from TAKE
(M/FT), TAKE (SEC) to FTGE and back to TAKE (M/FT).
The key Ì will give the reverse order.
Note:
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
->
BOXED
TAKE
(SEC)
- EXIT
The dimension meter or feet is taken over from
the setting of the camera. If meter are selected
there, the data in the IVS are displayed in meter.
Exit
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
Use exit to return to the main menu.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
Note:
- POSITION
- BACKGROUND
- FILM COUNTER
ON
ON
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the onscreen programming mode completely, regardless
of which menu is activated, with the exception
of the positioning mode.
->
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
ON
ON
- POSITION
- BACKGROUND
- FILM COUNTER
BOXED
FTGE
Video-Assist-System
Film Counter
- EXIT
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10.4.9 User Text Menu
The IVS can insert additional text into the video image, for
example the production name or a scene number. The text
can be entered on the IVS using the text edit facility.
MENU USER TEXT
->
- USER TEXT LINE
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
SMALL
BOXED
- EXIT
PROD. NAME
UNIT A
TAKE 35
SCENE 11/III
If information is stored in the text memory, it will remain
there until the memory is cleared or new information overrides the old one, even if the IVS or the camera is switched
off or disconnected from the power supply. This enables for
example a camera rental house to store information, which
is then available to the production team. This might be for
example the production name.
Like all man readable information, the data is inserted as
a window on the monitor image. The window can be
switched on and off independently. Background, position
and character format can be altered without affecting the
settings of other windows.
This additional line shows the text information, similar to this:
PROD. NAME
UNIT A
TAKE 35
SCENE 11/III
The adjustment of the white level of the inserted data, an inverse
display and a fine adjustment of the vertical position is
described in chapters 10.4.5 White Level, Inverse and
Fine Positioning.
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Changing them immediately activates all settings.
Check all settings on the connected monitor.
MENU USER TEXT
->
- USER TEXT LINE
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
User Text Line
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
This sub menu line switches the insertion of additional text
on (ON) and off (OFF) independently of other inserted data.
SMALL
BOXED
- EXIT
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– USER TEXT LINE. The keys Í or Ì switch the insertion
on and off.
The default text is all characters dotted.
Edit Text
The text can be edited on the IVS without the need for
additional devices.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– EDIT TEXT. Activate the edit menu with the keys Í or Ì.
• This will lead into the editing submenu.
MENU USER TEXT
- USER TEXT LINE
->
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
Video-Assist-System
• Enter the User Text submenu from the main menu.
SMALL
BOXED
- EXIT
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Video-Assist-System
• The X-Symbol shows, which position in the user text
line is to be changed. To move this text inserter cursor
X left and right, use the keys Í and Ì.
(.................)
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(.................)
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• To change the character on the position of the text
inserter cursor X, use the keys Ê and Ë.
MOVE THE CURSOR X <>
CHANGE CHARACTER
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• After the necessary character was found, move the text
inserter cursor X to the next position.
• To leave the text edit mode, press the Enter/Insert key
Ñ. This will lead back to the user text menu.
Clear Text
MENU USER TEXT
- USER TEXT LINE
->
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
- EXIT
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The menu EDIT TEXT is displayed on the screen:
MENU EDIT TEXT
The user text line can be cleared on the IVS without an
external device. When the text is cleared, the default line,
a dotted line will appear.
A cleared line cannot be recalled any more.
SMALL
BOXED
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– CLEAR TEXT. Pressing the keys Í or Ì will clear the
line.
MENU USER TEXT
The window can be positioned anywhere on the monitor
screen.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– POSITION. Activate the positioning mode with the
keys Í or Ì. The following menu is displayed on the
screen:
-> - POSITION
- USER TEXT LINE
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
->
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
SMALL
BOXED
- EXIT
^v E
• The keys Ê and Ë move the window up and down.
When the desired position has been set, confirm by
pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ.
Size
MENU USER TEXT
- USER TEXT LINE
The size of the window can be changed independently
from other inserts.
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– SIZE. The key Í will switch from SMALL, WIDE, HIGH
to BIG and back to SAMLL. The Ì key will switch in
opposite direction.
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
->
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
Video-Assist-System
Position
SMALL
BOXED
- EXIT
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Background
MENU USER TEXT
- USER TEXT LINE
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
->
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
- EXIT
SMALL
BOXED
The background of the window can be set electronically
to black in normal display mode or to white in inverse
mode (BOXED) to improve the readability. If this is not
activated, the area around the text is the normal video
image (VIDEO).
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– BACKGROUND. The key Í or Ì switches between
BOXED and VIDEO.
MENU USER TEXT
Use exit to return to the main menu.
- USER TEXT LINE
• Move the cursor > with the keys Ê and Ë to the line
– EXIT and press the key Í or Ì.
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
Note:
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
Pressing the Enter/Insert key Ñ for more than
three seconds will cause the system to exit the
on-screen programming mode completely,
regardless of which menu is activated, with the
exception of the positioning mode.
->
- EXIT
ON
SMALL
BOXED
Video-Assist-System
Exit
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Accessories
accessory mounting points
Accessory Mounting Points
On the camera body and on the electronic cover there
are accessory mounting points. Various accessories can
be mounted to them by using 3/8” screws.
Check that the screws are not reaching more
than 9mm into the camera body from the
contact surface ➪ photo, otherwise the
camera can be damaged.
Accessories
11. Accessories
accessory mounting point
accessory mounting points
accessory mounting point
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Accessories
Universal Viewfinder UV-1
switching knob
When using anamorphic lenses, the UV-1 allows desqueezed
viewing of the ground glass image. This viewfinder arm
can also be switched over to check the anamorphically
squeezed image.
• To switch over the viewfinder image, turn the switching
knob ➪ photo. The knob does not need to be unlocked.
All other operating elements are identical in function to
those on the standard viewfinder. The anamorphic viewfinder
can also be used together with the 235 finder extender.
Adjusting the UV-1
allen screws
block
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Unlike the standard viewfinder, the anamorphic
viewfinder will only provide an undistorted image in
horizontal, locked position. The locking stops of the UV-1
can be adjusted to an exactly horizontal position.
• Loosen (do not remove) the two allen screws ➪ photo
in the locking stop.
• Move the block ➪ photo until the viewfinder image is
free of distortion.
• Retighten the allen screws.
•
•
•
•
Screw the dovetail-adapter to the handgrip.
Slide the work light into the dovetail-guide and clamp.
Connect the plug to the “RS”-socket.
By adjusting the flexible arm, bring the work light into
the desired position. The work light can be turned on
and off with the ring on the lamp head ➪ photo. The
brightness of the work light can be adjusted with the
mechanical aperture.
WL-3
Heated Eyecup HE-4
The heated eyecup prevents the eyepiece ➪ photo from
fogging in low temperatures e.g. when filming outdoors
in winter.
• Pull the normal eyecup off the eyepiece, then place the
heated eyecup on the eyepiece.
• Plug the heated eyecup with cable KC-42S to the RSsocket.
• Set the heating level with the toggle switch ➪ photo:
“LO”: low heat output
“HI”: higher heat output.
Accessories
Work Light WL-3
HE-4
If the camera and accessories are powered by
battery, it is recommended to switch off the
eyecup-heating during extended breaks in
filming.
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Remote Run Switch RS-4
• Attach the remote run switch with the spring clamp
➪ photo (e.g. to the pan handle).
• Plug the RS-4 plug into the “RS”-socket.
Accessories
External Synchronization Unit ESU-1
The external synchronization unit ESU-1 ➪ photo can be
used with the ARRIFLEX 235 as well as with the 435 models,
535, 535B and 16SR 3/Advanced. It allows synchronization
of the camera to other equipment such as TV monitors. By
means of a BNC-socket, it is possible to synchronize to an
external standard video signal (50/60 Hz) or, through an
inductive pickup, to a computer or video monitor. The camera
display shows “ESU” in the upper line. The ESU-1 can be
used for frame rates from 3 to 60 fps.
The frame rate is indicated on the camera display in
Mode 2. A phase shifter and a pilottone generator have
also been integrated into the external synchronization
unit. The synchronization is retained even when the
camera is switched off.
See TECHN. INFORMATION “External Synchronization
Unit ESU-1”.
• To connect the ESU cable to the camera, the 235
accessory expansion cable KC-88-s (K2.55011.0) has
to be connected to the camera’s remote socket. The
ESU cable is then connected to the accessory expansion
cable. The RCU-1 can be connected to the other socket
of the accessory expansion cable.
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Accessories
Remote Control Unit RCU-1
The RCU-1 ➪ photo is a practical remote control unit for
all new-generation ARRIFLEX cameras. It can be used in
all applications that call for an uncomplicated, quick,
sturdy and yet still comprehensive remote control.
Complete programs can easily be created to control
changing of frame rate over a certain period of time.
These programs can be recalled repeatedly as necessary.
The RCU-1 automatically calculates the actual screen-time
for the programmed speed ramps. Running values can be
regulated with the large handwheel.
The free programming of end stops to individually defined
minimum and maximum values is particularly comfortable.
The illuminated LCD-display quickly, precisely and
comprehensively shows all set values as well as the status
of the camera, or the RCU-1 respectively, including all
warning signals.
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• The RCU cable is connected to the remote socket
➪ photo on the camera.
For further information see the RCU-1 instruction manual.
Note:
The RCU-1 will always operate in the HI
ramping speed. Operation in LO is not possible.
CCU and RU are not supported and could
cause malfunction when connected.
Remote socket
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Accessories
IRIS sliding switch
WRC/CAM sliding switch
READY-LED
RELEASE button
RUN-LED
radio channel
ON button
RF-LED
SEL button
CAL-LED
MODE button
SET button
OPEN/PHASE
CAL button
RAMP button
button
WRC
COMPENSATION
rotary switch
rotary switch
READY-LED
BAT-LED
RUN-LED
RUN button
handwheel
WRC-1 with WMU-3
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WRC-1 with WMU-1
The Wireless Remote Control WRC-1 is a handy remote
control unit for use with all of the latest generation of
ARRIFLEX camera models: ARRIFLEX 16SR 3/Advanced,
16SR 3 HS/Advanced, 535, 535B, 435 Advanced,
435ES and the ARRIFLEX 235.
On the ARRIFLEX 235 it enables the user to remotely
control:
• the camera speed,
• the aperture of the lens (iris),
providing compensation for constant exposure.
The WRC-1 is the perfect addition to the ARRI Wireless
Lens Control System. Connected to the Wireless Main Unit
of the Wireless LCS it enables all functions to be remotely
controlled. The WRC-1 can also be connected to the camera
via cable using the Wireless Handgrip Attachment WHA-1
of the Wireless LCS system. However, the lens remotecontrol functions are not available in this mode.
Note:
The WRC-1 will always operate in the HI
ramping speed. Operation in LO is not possible.
Accessories
Wireless Remote Control WRC-1
The range of functions offered by the WRC-1 is automatically
adapted to the limits of the camera and the lens control
motor to which it is connected. The large handwheel permits
sensitive adjustment of operational values, and easy programming of end-stops for user-defined minimum and
maximum values.
The illuminated LCD provides quick, precise and comprehensive information about all the settings, the status of the
camera and the WRC-1, including all warnings.
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Super 35
When delivered, the camera is set to Super 35.
The Super 35 format offers a range of technical
advantages compared to filming with anamorphic lenses:
• a larger selection of available focal lengths,
• smaller and lighter-weight lenses,
• faster lenses,
• shorter lens focus for close-up shots,
• clearly reduced image distortion and geometric aberrations.
• Turn the lens mount receptacle so that the number “1”
is positioned next to the marking ➪ photo.
• Unscrew the index pin ➪ photo and screw into the
opposite inner thread.
• Screw both locking grips firmly into the correct
operating position ➪ photo.
• Replace the six cylindrical screws and screw tight.
• Check the flange focal distance.
Super 35
12. Super 35
In addition, a greater variety of post-production
possibilities is available.
index pin
marking
For shooting in Normal 35, the lens mount receptacle and
the upper plate of the bridge plate must be altered for the
format. This ensures that the lenses and accessories are
exactly aligned to the optical center of Normal 35.
Converting the Lens Mount
Receptacle to Normal 35
For shooting in Normal 35, the lens mount receptacle
must be turned 180°.
• Remove the six cylindrical screws ➪ photo.
• Unscrew both locking grips ➪ photo.
locking grips
cylindrical screws
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Super 35
Converting the Bridge Plate
to Super 35
index arrows
screws
The current position, standard or Super 35, is displayed
by two index arrows on the sliding upper plate. The
bridge plate can be converted to Super 35 as follows:
• Remove the two screws ➪ photo.
• Turn the compensation bar 180° and screw tightly in
this position.
Note:
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The viewfinder system is so designed that no
alteration is necessary for shooting in Super 35.
When maintaining and cleaning the camera and accessories,
pay careful attention to the following notes and tips:
• Always disconnect the camera from the power supply.
• Clean the camera and accessories only on a clean and
flat surface which is covered with foam material or a
clean, lint-free cloth.
• Under no circumstances use acetone or nitro-thinner.
These chemicals dissolve the paint and can damage
highly-polished surfaces.
• For cleaning, it is recommended to use soft, lint-free
cloths and swabs. Also suitable are special cleaning
tissues and small sponges as used in cleaning computers and video equipment.
• When cleaning the film movement, do not exert too
much pressure. Use only the prescribed special tools.
Use only screwdrivers of the correct size.
• From time to time – at the latest however after the
occurrence of a film jam – it is recommended to clean
the entire interior of the camera and also the magazine
throat, the film movement and the film gate with a
brush. In most cases it is sufficient to vacuum out dust
and film chips from the camera and the magazine
interiors. A small battery-powered vacuum cleaner, as
used in cleaning computers, is suitable for this task.
Maintenance
13. Maintenance
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Maintenance
Camera
Cleaning the Film Gate
locking lever
Loose dust or dirt leads to a layer of emulsion forming on
the film gate. This can cause scratches on the film and can
also lead to a change in the film’s coefficient of friction.
The film gate must be removed for cleaning.
Attention!
Keep fingers out of the film gate opening as this
may dirty or damage the mirror shutter.
inching knob
film gate handle
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To remove the film gate
• Switch off the camera’s main switch and disconnect the
camera from the power supply before removing the
film gate.
• Turn the inching knob ➪ photo on the movement until
its marking matches that on the movement block.
• Turn the movement locking lever ➪ photo towards the
“OPEN” position to swing the movement block away
from the film gate.
• Pull the film gate out of the camera using the film gate
handle ➪ photo.
Inserting the film gate
Warning: It is absolutely essential to ensure that
the connecting surfaces are free of dust and
debris (e.g. film chips) in order to guarantee the
accuracy of the film channel.
• Check that the film gate and the film gate guide rails
are completely free of dust and dirt.
• Take hold of the film gate by the film gate handle and
push it back into place.
• Check that the film gate is pushed all the way back.
Maintenance
To clean the film gate
• Remove the layer of emulsion from the film gate with a
plastic rod (e.g. an ARRI film gate cleaner). Under no
circumstances use hard or metal objects.
• When cleaning, pay particular attention to the area
opposite the film guides of the movement if film stock
with a strong tendency to build up emulsion (e.g. b/w
stock) is being used.
• Check that the hole for the registration pin is empty.
Swinging the movement block forwards when
the film gate is not correctly in place can cause
damage to the camera!
• Close the movement again. The movement holds the
filmgate in place.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Spacer Gate
spacer gate handle
locking lever
inching knob
150
Loose dust leads to a build-up of emulsion on the spacer
gate. This can cause scratches on the film and a change
in the coefficient of friction.
• Switch the camera´s main switch off and disconnect
the camera from the power supply!
• Turn the inching knob until its marking matches that on
the movement block.
• Turn the locking lever towards the “OPEN”-position to
swing the movement block away from the film gate.
• Press the spacer gate backwards by its handle ➪ photo.
Then remove by pulling upwards.
• Remove the layer of emulsion from the spacer gate
➪ photo with a plastic rod (e.g. an ARRI film gate cleaner).
Under no circumstances use hard or metal objects.
• When cleaning, pay particular attention to the spacer
gate if film stock with a strong tendency to build up
emulsion (e.g. b/w stock) is being used.
• Take hold of the spacer gate by its handle ➪ photo and
insert it at an angle from above into the movement block.
• Push the spacer gate downwards until it locks audibly
in place.
• Close the movement again.
• By briefly depressing the “PHASE”-button, the shutter is
positioned to protect the mirror surface from damage as
far as possible.
• Before cleaning the field lens, switch the camera’s main
switch off and disconnect the camera from the power
supply!
• Remove the lens or the protective cap.
Do not touch the mirror surface!
• Pull the ground glass ➪ photo out of the holder by its
tongue ➪ photo using the special forceps.
• Using the special forceps, first lift the field lens ➪ photo
upwards by its tongue ➪ photo then pull it out of its
holder.
• Clean the field lens with a dry, lint-free cloth.
• Make sure that the frame is completely clean.
• Using the special forceps, push the field lens as far as
it will go into the holder. A ball catch fixes the field lens
in the correct position.
• Check if the ground glass to be used and the ground
glass frame are completely clean.
• Using the special forceps, push the ground glass into
the holder as far as it will go. A ball catch fixes the
ground glass in the correct position.
• Check that the ground glass is locked in place.
field lens
Maintenance
Cleaning the Field Lens
tongue
ground glass
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Maintenance
Magazine
Cleaning the Throat Assembly
holder plate
screws
guide rollers
running surfaces
The throat assembly ➪ photo can be disassembled for
cleaning.
• Loosen the three screws ➪ photo on the throat
assembly cover ➪ photo.
• Remove the holder plate ➪ photo for the loop
protector.
• Pull out the throat assembly cover.
• Clean the film running surfaces ➪ photo and guide
rollers ➪ photo with a brush.
• Put the throat assembly cover back in place.
• Replace the holder plate for the loop protector and retighten the throat assembly cover with the three screws.
Setting Friction on the Shoulder Magazine
• Swing the roller arm ➪ photo away from the winding
shaft until it locks in place.
• Unscrew the three screws on the transparent tensioning
plate ➪ photo.
• Remove the plate.
• Place a film core on the take-up side.
• Place the core adapter ➪ photo on the feed-side.
• Place the tension measurement device ➪ photo on the
core adapter on the feed side.
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core adapter
roller arm
measurement device
Do not place your hand in the running
magazine!
• To set the take-up shaft, run the camera at 24 fps. The
tension measurement device should be showing ring “5”.
• If the tension measurement device is not showing “5”,
stop the camera.
• Switch off the camera’s main switch and disconnect the
camera from the power supply.
• Place the special key ➪ photo in the holes of the
friction adjustment and turn in steps. The adjustment
must lock in at each step. When setting friction, the
corresponding winding shaft must be held firmly.
• Turn clockwise to increase friction, counter-clockwise to
decrease friction.
• Connect the camera to the power supply and switch on.
• Run the camera at 24 fps.
• Check the tension.
Note:
hook
special key
Maintenance
• Hang the hook of the measurement device ➪ photo
on the film core which is to be measured.
• Attach the open magazine to the camera.
screws
Repeat this procedure until ring “5” is shown.
• After setting the friction, replace the tensioning plate.
• Fasten the plate with the three screws.
transparent tensioning plate
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Maintenance
The frame rate of the camera is constantly monitored
while it is running. If the actual frame rate deviates from
the set frame rate, the operation control indicator glows
red and the camera display shows the warning for
asynchronous running (“asy”).
Loose Film Loops in the Magazine
If the camera shuts off automatically while running, loose
film loops may be formed in the magazine. Before the
camera is started again, the film in the magazine must be
tensioned manually.
Appendix
14. Appendix
Fuses
The ARRIFLEX 235 is equipped with self-resetting
automatic fuses. It is therefore not necessary to replace
blown fuses.
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Appendix
Error text in display
Error text in IVS
Problem
trAnS oPEn
movement open
movement open
bound F-len
maximum takelength exceeded
As no 1000ft magazines are allowed,
the camera switches off after 420ft
Error Hot
motor excess temperature
maximum motor temperature has been exceeded,
wait until motor has cooled down
Error CntL
Controller Error
internal controller limits have been exceeded,
check if camera is jammed
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Updt
software update in progress
Async
camera speed is not the choosen speed
inching
camera is inching
low battery
camera supply voltage too low, change battery
camera software and firmware is updated
Cause
Remedy
In the image area,
Dirty or damaged cross bars
Clean or, if defective, replace the film gate
over several frames
on the film gate
In the image area,
Upper or lower film loop too long,
Check the position of the upper loop
short and periodically recurring
film touches inside of camera housing
in relation to the marking
Scratches on the emulsion side of the negative
(above and below)
Outside the image area
Check the loop length of the magazine
Dirty or damaged longitudinal bars
Carefully clean film gate and magazine throat
on the film gate
or,
or film running surfaces in the magazine throat
if defective, replace
Dirty or damaged film track
Clean film track (movement) and spacer gate or,
or spacer gate
if defective, replace
Dirty or damaged longitidinal bars
Carefully clean longitudinal bars and
on the film track
magazine throat or, if defective, replace
Appendix
Problem
Scratches on the glossy side of the negative
In the image area
Outside the image area
or film running surfaces in the magazine throat
Scratching in general
Strong tendency of raw film stock to build up
Complain to the manufacturer of the film stock,
emulsion, dust on raw stock from perforation
use different film stock
process, extreme temperatures,
scratched raw stock
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Appendix
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Unsteady Image
Vertical
Heavy emulsion build-up in the film gate area,
Clean film gate area,
damaged film perforation,
use different film stock
very poor gliding ability
of the raw film stock,
film stock with positive perforation,
dimensions of raw stock not within tolerance
Horizontal
Heavy emulsion build-up in the film gate area,
Clean film gate area,
film edge is not straight
use different film stock
Pressure exposures
Mechanical stress
Pressure exposures do not effect
arround perforation holes
on the perforation holes
the image steadiness
Flange focal distance is incorrectly set,
When cleaning or exchanging the film gate
lens is incorrectly set,
ensure that the surfaces are absolutely clean,
poor quality or defective lens,
check the lens and the flange focal distance
Image Problems
Blurred image
film gate is not properly locked
into position
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Cause
Remedy
Problems at extremely low temperatures
Damage to the film
Greatly reduced tensile strength and increased
The camera, battery and particularly the film stock
brittleness of raw stock.
must be protected from extreme cold.
In temperatures under - 15°C (5° F) especially,
When a cold camera is brought into a warm and
a change in the film´s friction properties ocurs.
humid room, condensation builds up.
This can be prevented by interim storage of the
equipment at approx. 0°C (32°F).
The camera does not reach
Capacity or voltage of the battery
Check the battery charge following the directions
the selected frame rate
is insufficient
in the instruction manual.
Magazine tension is not sufficient
Check that the camera movement turns easily by
Appendix
Problem
turning the knurled knob on the movement manually.
If difficult to turn, let the camera run
for a few minutes without film.
Check that the magazine turns easily.
Problems in extremely high temperatures
Increased emulsion build-up
The mechanical properties of the film change
Protect the camera and the film stock from
considerably at temperatures of over 30°C (86°F).
extreme heat, e. g. by shading or white covering etc.
The film becomes soft and easily deformed.
The friction coefficient changes and the film
builds up more emulsion.
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160
Appendix
Film Format
Mirror Shutter
35mm (DIN 15501)
Manually adjustable from 45° to 180°.
Magazines
Movement
235 Shoulder Magazine 60/200 (SHM-1)...................... forward only, up to 60 fps
5-link movement
235 Shoulder Magazine 120/400 (SHM-2).................... forward only, up to 60 fps
with single-pin registration
235 Steadicam Magazine 120/400 (STM-1) ......... forward up to 60 fps reverse 25 fps
and single two-pin pull-down claw
for 35mm negative film (DIN 15501);
All ARRIFLEX 35 III and 35 II 60m/200ft and 120m/400ft magazines
equipped with ball bearings for low maintenance.
Technical Data
15. Technical Data
with exception of the shoulder magazine;
Speed Range
All ARRIFLEX 435 120m/400ft magazines
1-60 fps forwards and 25 fps reverse (quartz stabilized)
Lens Mount
adjustable to 0.001 fps
54mm PL-mount (positive locking)
Viewfinder
Convertible for Super 35
Adjustable in two axes with automatic image compensation
Flange Focal Distance
and additional manual image compensation.
51.98-0.01mm
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Technical Data
Ground Glasses
Dimensions
Interchangeable for various filming formats, same ground glasses as Arriflex 435
Length
with Shoulder Magazine 60/200 without lens: .... 450mm .....(17 6/8”)
Width
with viewfinder on the left: ..... 230mm (without handgrip) ........... (9 “)
Operating Temperature Range
250mm (with handgrip) .......(9 7/8”)
with viewfinder on the right: ............................... 270mm .....(10 5/8“)
-20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
Height
Power Supply
Weight
24 V DC
Acceptable voltage range: ....................................................... 20.6…35 V DC
ARRIFLEX 235 without magazine, without lens
including spherical viewfinder, IVS and Standard Handgrip: . 4.1 kg ... (9,03 lbs)
Function Monitoring
Power supply voltage (BAT)
Synchronous running (ASY)
IVS
Weight ....................................................................................approx. 0.35 kg
power consumption ....................................................................approx. 5.4 W
Inputs ............................................................................................................ –
Outputs: ........................................ 2 outputs for composite video or alternatively
1output for composite video
1 Mini-Monitor ouput
Optic ..................................................................................covers silent format
Optic Alignment: ............................................................ X, Y rotation and focus
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with grip:.......................................................... 240mm ......(9 4/8 ”)
without grip: ..................................................... 214mm ......(8 3/8 “)
ARRIFLEX 235 Body 4 perforation .................................................... K1.55000.0
Support rods 240mm, ø 19mm ........................................................ K2.43046.0
ARRIFLEX 235 Body 3 perforation .................................................... K1.55000.3
Support rods 240mm, ø 15mm ........................................................ K2.21958.0
ARRIFLEX 235 Spherical Viewfinder set ............................................. K2.55009.0
Support rods 340mm, ø 19mm ........................................................ K2.47347.0
ARRIFLEX 235 Universal Viewfinder set ............................................. K2.55010.0
Support rods 340mm, ø 15mm ........................................................ K2.47348.0
Installation of the Camera
235 Standard Camera Handle ......................................................... K2.55004.0
ARRIHEAD 2 ................................................................................... K2.43670.0
235 Low Mode Handle .................................................................... K2.55006.0
ARRIHEAD 2 with Encoders ............................................................. K2.52090.0
Handle Extension Block .................................................................... K4.65107.0
235 Low Mode Support ................................................................... K2.55014.0
Hydrohead Studio 80 II M ............................................................... K2.45348.0
235 Side bracket ............................................................................ K2.55015.0
Hydrohead 150 H ........................................................................... K2.50491.0
Power Supply
Wedge plate ................................................................................... K2.47092.0
235 On Board Battery (OBB-1) ........................................................ K2.47553.0
Order Numbers
16. Order Numbers
235 On Board Battery Charger ........................................................ K2.47554.0
Lens support LS-7, ø 19mm .............................................................. K2.42538.0
235 On Board Battery Cable ........................................................... K2.47555.0
Lens support LS-8, ø 15mm .............................................................. K2.49012.0
Battery NC 24/7 R.......................................................................... K2.41950.0
Shoulder pad .................................................................................. K2.55005.0
Battery cable KC 20S ...................................................................... K2.41966.0
Charger NCL 24 R .......................................................................... K2.42010.0
Camera Handgrip, Right with On/Off Switch .................................... K2.45886.0
Mains unit NG 12/24 R ..................................................................K2.44481.A
Riser plate ...................................................................................... K2.55002.0
Mains unit NG 12/26 (4-pin) .......................................................... K2.47352.0
Bridge plate BP-8, ø 19mm .............................................................. K2.47090.0
Mains unit NG 12/26 (5-pin) .......................................................... K2.47351.0
Bridge plate BP-9, ø 15mm .............................................................. K2.47091.0
Spiral battery cable KC 29S ............................................................. K2.44693.0
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Order Numbers
Magazines
Accessories
235 Shoulder Magazine 60/200 (SHM-1)........................................ K2.55001.0
External synchronization unit ESU-1 ................................................. K2.46006.0
235 Shoulder Magazine 120/400 (SHM-2)...................................... K2.55016.0
Remote switch RS-4 ......................................................................... K2.46942.0
235 Steadicam Magazine 120/400 (STM-1) ................................... K2.55008.0
Remote control unit RCU-1 ............................................................... K2.47197.0
Tool set for adjusting magazine friction ............................................. K2.26100.0
Work light WL-3 ............................................................................. K2.47098.0
Adaptor for use of K2.26100.0 in the 60m Magazine ...................... K5.65443.0
Optical Accessories
Lightweight Follow Focus Set for 19mm (LFF-1/19) ............................ K0.60021.0
3“ x 3“ light-weight matte box LMB-2 ............................................. *K0.59954.0
4“ x 4“ light-weight matte box LMB-3 ............................................. *K2.44471.0
4”x5,65” light-weight matte box LMB-5 ............................................ K2.47239.0
4“ x 4“ production matte box MB-16 .............................................. *K2.44472.0
4“ x 5.65“ production matte box MB-18 ......................................... *K2.47178.0
4“ x 5.65“ production matte box MB-19 ......................................... *K2.47099.0
5“ x 6“ production matte box MB-15 .............................................. *K2.44473.0
6.6“ x 6.6“ production matte box MB-14 ........................................ *K0.59971.0
Heated eyecup HE-4........................................................................ K2.47527.0
Cable KC-42 (for RS socket) ............................................................. K4.47473.0
Medium Eyepiece Extensiom ............................................................ K2.55000.0
Long Eyepiece Extension .................................................................. K2.55012.0
* These order numbers refer to matte boxes for ø 19mm support rods
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Videoassist
235 Integrated Videoassist PAL......................................................... K2.47524.0
235 Integrated Videoassist NTSC ..................................................... K2.47525.0
Germany ......... Arnold & Richter
Cine Technik
Türkenstraße 89
D-80799 München
phone: +49 (089) 3809-0
fax: +49 (089) 3809-1244
E-mail: webmaster@arri.de
USA ................ ARRI Inc.
(East Coast)
617, Route 303
Blauvelt, New York 10913
phone: (914) 353 14 00
fax: (914) 425 12 50
E-mail: arriflex@arri.com
(West Coast)
600 North Victory Blvd.
Burbank, California 91502
phone: (818) 841 70 70
fax: (818) 848 40 28
E-mail: arriflex@arri.com
GB ................. ARRI (GB) Ltd.
2 Highbridge
Oxford Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex, UB8 1LX
phone: (0) 1895 457 000
fax: (0) 1895 457 001
E-mail: sales@arri-gb.com
Italy ............... ARRI ITALIA S.r.l.
Viale Edison 318
20099 Sesto S. Giovanni (Milano)
phone: (02) 26 22 71 75
fax: (02) 242 16 92
E-mail: info@arri.it
ARRI Service
17. ARRI Service
Via Placanica, 97
00040 Morena (Roma)
phone: (06) 79 89 02 1
fax: (06) 79 89 02 206
Canada .......... ARRI Canada Ltd.
415 Horner Avenue, Unit 11
Etobicoke, Ontario
Canada M8W 4W3
phone: (416) 255 33 35
fax: (416) 255 33 99
E-mail: service@arrican.com
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Index
166
166
A
accessories .......................................................... 135
24 V .................................................................. 28
external synchronization unit ESU-1.................... 139
heated eyecup HE-4 .......................................... 137
remote control unit RCU-1 .................................. 140
remote run switch RS-4 ...................................... 138
universal viewfinder UV-1 .................................. 136
work light WL-3 ................................................ 137
accessory mounting points .................................... 135
accessory power supply .......................................... 28
accessory socket
RS-socket ............................................................ 28
acoustic warning
setting warning signals ........................................ 64
adapter BNC to Y/C .............................................. 75
alignment .............................................................. 81
focus .................................................................. 81
image rotation .................................................... 81
screws ................................................................ 81
X-alignment ........................................................ 81
Y-alignment ........................................................ 81
all standard ......................................................... 100
appendix ............................................................. 155
ARRIMAG 120 ...................................... 29, 161, 164
ARRIMAG 120S..................................................... 29
ARRIMAG 300E ..................................... 29, 161, 164
automatic
gain control ........................................................ 86
white balance ..................................................... 82
AWB ..................................................................... 82
Index
18. Index
B
balancing the camera ............................................. 17
battery cable KC 20S ....................................... 26, 27
battery NC 24/7 R ................................................ 26
beamsplitter ........................................................... 48
Black and White Output ......................................... 76
BNC Connectors Output ....................................... 110
BP-8 ...................................................................... 16
BP-9 ...................................................................... 16
bridge plate
attaching to camera ............................................ 17
BP-8, BP-9 .......................................................... 16
converting to Super 35 ...................................... 146
buttons
MODE ................................................................ 55
PHASE ................................................... 55, 59, 62
PROG ................................................................ 55
RUN ............................................................. 53, 56
SEL..................................................................... 55
SET .................................................................... 55
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167
Index
168
168
C
cable
cabling the IVS.................................................... 72
KC-42S ............................................................ 137
KC 20S ........................................................ 26, 27
KC 29S ........................................................ 26, 27
camera
camera body ...................................................... 37
installation .......................................................... 15
main switch ........................................................ 53
operation............................................................ 53
starting ............................................................... 53
stopping ............................................................. 54
changing bag ........................................................ 30
changing settings with the IVS
blue ..................................................... 82, 85, 104
format marking number ....................................... 91
green ................................................................. 82
red ....................................................... 82, 84, 103
charger NCL 24 R .................................................. 26
check menu IVS...................................................... 79
CID-discharge lamps .............................................. 39
clear
image .............................................................. 120
text................................................................... 130
compare .............................................................. 119
compare/store menu ............................................ 119
clear image ...................................................... 120
display mode .................................................... 119
exit .................................................................. 121
store image....................................................... 120
composite video outputs .......................................... 73
continuous current .................................................. 28
cover
for magazine opening ......................................... 35
D
darkening the outside area ................................... 117
darkroom .............................................................. 30
daylight mode at IVS .............................................. 82
dimensions .......................................................... 162
diopter adjustment.................................................. 49
display
display lock ........................................................ 55
display movement open ....................................... 57
film counter ......................................................... 58
Mode 1 ...................................... 55, 56, 58, 59, 60
Mode 2 ........................................................ 56, 61
Mode 3 ............................................ 56, 58, 59, 63
Mode 4 ........................................................ 56, 64
Mode 5 .............................................................. 56
Mode 6 .............................................................. 56
Mode 7 .............................................................. 56
E
edit text ............................................................... 129
emulsion build-up
film gate ........................................................... 148
spacer gate....................................................... 150
enter/insert............................................................ 97
ESU-1 ................................................................. 139
exit ..................... 101, 107, 113, 118, 121, 127, 133
external standard video signal .............................. 139
external synchronization unit ESU-1 ...................... 139
eyecup ................................................................ 137
eyepiece ................................................................ 48
adjusting friction ................................................. 49
adjusting the diopter ............................................ 49
attaching ............................................................ 48
removing ............................................................ 48
F
field lens, cleaning ............................................... 151
film
changing bag ..................................................... 30
loading the shoulder magazine ............................ 30
film counter.................................................... 58, 127
changing unit of measurement (meters/feet) .......... 59
configuring ......................................................... 59
displaying film counting values ............................. 58
resetting ............................................................. 59
film cutting gauge................................................... 30
film format ........................................................... 161
film gate
cleaning ........................................................... 148
film gate cleaner .......................................... 149, 150
fine-tuning the programmed frame rate .................... 62
fine adjustment vertical position ............................. 112
flange focal distance ............................................ 161
flicker free on/off ........................................... 89, 108
focus adjustment IVS............................................... 81
format marking ...................................................... 95
format marking menu ........................................... 114
activate ............................................................ 115
brightness ......................................................... 117
darkening the outside area ................................ 117
exit .................................................................. 118
positioning........................................................ 116
white level ........................................................ 117
Index
overview of display modes ................................... 56
shutter angle ....................................................... 59
take length .......................................................... 58
total amount of exposed film ................................ 58
display mode at IVS ............................................. 119
dovetail-adapter .................................................. 137
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169
Index
forward operation .................................................. 61
frame rate
changing while camera is running ........................ 61
fine-tuning .......................................................... 62
freely programmed frame rate ............................. 61
setting and storing ............................................... 60
shifting phase ..................................................... 62
standard frame rate............................................. 60
frame store and compare ...................................... 119
friction
eyepiece ............................................................. 49
viewfinder arm .................................................... 49
friction of ARRIMAG 120, adjusting ...................... 152
function monitoring .............................................. 162
fuses ................................................................... 155
G
gain control ........................................................... 86
automatic ........................................................... 86
manual ............................................................... 86
general description ........................................... 13, 67
grip system ............................................................ 20
ground glasses ..................................................... 162
exchanging......................................................... 40
frame ................................................................. 40
special forceps .................................................... 40
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170
H
HE-4 ................................................................... 137
heated eyecup HE-4 ............................................. 137
helicopter mount .................................................... 15
hide menu ....................................................... 79, 80
HI / LO ramps with RCU-1.................................... 141
HI / LO ramps with WRC-1 .................................. 141
HI / LO ramps with WRCU-1 ................................ 143
HMI/CID-discharge lamps ...................................... 39
HMI light ............................................................... 39
I
image
position IVS ........................................................
rotation adjustment IVS ........................................
image compensation ..............................................
automatic ...........................................................
inverting the image..............................................
manual ...............................................................
reactivating automatic image compensation ..........
image position
inverting the viewfinder image..............................
inching ..................................................................
IND .......................................................................
indoor mode at IVS ................................................
inserter ..................................................................
inserter facilities .....................................................
81
81
50
50
51
50
51
51
55
82
82
97
95
load settings .......................................................... 99
LOCK button .......................................................... 55
loop protector ............................................ 15, 30, 35
loose film loops in the magazine ........................... 155
low mode bracket................................................... 22
low mode handle ............................................. 21, 22
low mode riser ....................................................... 22
low mode support .................................................. 22
low sensitivity film................................................... 80
L
length unit (meters/feet), changing .......................... 59
lenses .................................................................... 47
attaching ............................................................ 47
lens support LS-7 ................................................. 19
lens support LS-8 ................................................. 19
support ............................................................... 19
lens mount ..................................................... 47, 161
lens mount, converting to Super 35 ........................ 145
lens support ring .................................................... 19
LFF-1 ..................................................................... 23
lightweight follow focus........................................... 23
line interpolation on/off ........................................ 109
LMS-1 ................................................................... 22
load/store menu .................................................... 98
all standard ...................................................... 100
exit .................................................................. 101
load settings ....................................................... 99
store settings ....................................................... 99
M
magazine ...................................................... 29, 161
ARRIFLEX 35 III magazines................................... 29
ARRIFLEX 435 magazines .................................... 29
ARRIMAG 120 ................................... 29, 161, 164
ARRIMAG 120S .................................................. 29
ARRIMAG 300E .................................. 29, 161, 164
film tension, measuring ...................................... 152
friction of ARRIMAG 120, adjusting ................... 152
loading .............................................................. 30
loose film loops ................................................. 155
magazine throat, cleaning ................................. 152
removing ............................................................ 45
removing exposed film ......................................... 34
roller arm ........................................................... 31
safety catch......................................................... 30
tensioning plates ................................................. 33
transport and storage .......................................... 35
magazine throat, cleaning .................................... 152
Index
installation ............................................................. 15
IVS ..................................................................... 70
inverse ................................................................ 112
iris
IVS ..................................................................... 80
IVS
off ...................................................................... 79
on ...................................................................... 79
setup .................................................................. 70
171
171
Index
172
172
main
features IVS ........................................................ 67
menu IVS ............................................................ 97
mains unit NG 12/24 R ......................................... 27
mains unit NG 12/26 R ......................................... 27
maintenance ........................................................ 147
MAN .................................................................... 82
manual
gain control ........................................................ 86
gain control on/off ............................................ 105
gain increase/decrease ..................................... 106
white balance blue ............................................ 104
white balance red ............................................. 103
man readable information ...................................... 95
mechanical iris IVS ................................................. 80
mini monitor output ........................................ 78, 111
mirror shutter
displaying shutter angle ....................................... 59
mechanically adjustable ....................................... 37
setting the mirror shutter angle ............................. 37
Mode-button .......................................................... 55
Mode 1 ......................................... 55, 56, 58, 59, 60
Mode 2 ........................................................... 56, 61
Mode 3 ............................................... 56, 58, 59, 63
Mode 4 ........................................................... 56, 64
Mode 5 ........................................................... 56, 65
Mode 6 ................................................................. 56
Mode 7 ................................................................. 56
movement .............................................................. 41
display movement open ....................................... 57
technical data ................................................... 161
N
NORM-button ........................................................ 61
NORM-setting ........................................................ 60
normal video ......................... 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 110
O
on-screen
displays .............................................................. 95
program menu .................................................... 97
operational parameters
displaying and setting.......................................... 55
optics .................................................................... 47
order numbers ..................................................... 163
OTD ...................................................................... 82
outdoor ................................................................. 82
outputs .................................................................. 72
black and white .................................................. 76
composite ........................................................... 73
general............................................................... 72
mini monitor ....................................................... 78
Y/C ................................................................... 74
overload display .................................................... 28
Q
quartz-synchronized monitors ................................. 62
R
RCU-1 ................................................................. 140
HI / LO ramps .................................................. 141
remote control unit RCU-1 ..................................... 140
remote run switch RS-4 ......................................... 138
reverse operation ................................................... 61
RS-4 .................................................................... 138
RUN-button ..................................................... 54, 56
S
safety specifications .................................................. 7
SBR-1 .................................................................... 23
screen-time for speed ramps ................................. 140
SEL-button ............................................................. 55
settings .................................................................. 98
setup IVS ............................................................... 70
shifting phase ........................................................ 62
shoulder cushion .................................................... 24
shoulder magazine
loading .............................................................. 30
shoulder magazine, ARRIFLEX 35 III ...................... 161
shoulder operation ................................................. 24
shutter angle display .............................................. 59
shutter angle for HMI/CID light ............................... 39
side bracket ........................................................... 23
spacer gate
cleaning ........................................................... 150
installing ............................................................. 41
removing ............................................................ 41
special forceps for ground glass ...................... 40, 151
speed range ........................................................ 161
Index
P
packing and transport ............................................ 15
peak load, current .................................................. 28
PHASE-button ............................................ 55, 59, 62
phase shifting ........................................................ 62
pickup ................................................................. 139
pilottone generator ............................................... 139
PL-mount ............................................................. 161
power supply ................................................. 25, 162
power supply for accessories................................... 28
power supply voltage display .................................. 63
programmed frame rate, setting .............................. 61
PS-Mode ............................................................... 62
PS/CCU-button ...................................................... 61
PS/CCU-position.................................................... 60
spiral battery cable KC 29S ................................................................... 26, 27
standard camera handle ......................................... 20
standard frame rates .............................................. 60
selecting ............................................................. 60
173
173
Index
174
174
standard video controls........................................... 79
automatic gain control ......................................... 86
changing format marking number ........................ 91
flicker free on/off ................................................ 89
focus .................................................................. 81
gain control ........................................................ 86
iris ..................................................................... 80
on/off and check/hide menu ............................... 79
storing a video image .......................................... 93
white balance ..................................................... 82
X-, Y- and rotation adjustment .............................. 81
standard video signal, external ............................. 139
starting .................................................................. 53
status line .................................................... 122, 125
stopping ................................................................ 54
store.................................................................... 119
image ........................................................ 93, 120
settings ............................................................... 99
Super 35 ............................................................. 145
converting bridge plate ...................................... 146
converting lens mount ........................................ 145
support ring ........................................................... 19
support rods .......................................................... 17
15 mm ............................................................... 16
19 mm ............................................................... 16
symbols, meaning of the ........................................... 9
synchronization of camera to other equipment........ 139
system/status menu .............................................. 122
background ...................................................... 126
exit .................................................................. 127
film counter ....................................................... 127
position ............................................................ 126
status line ......................................................... 125
system line ........................................................ 124
system line ................................................... 122, 124
T
take length ............................................................. 58
technical data ...................................................... 161
temperature range................................................ 162
tension measurement device .................................. 152
time code
warning signal, switching on and off .................... 64
total amount of exposed film ................................... 58
tripod
removing the camera from the tripod .................... 18
tripod heads ....................................................... 15
tungsten lighting ..................................................... 82
U
unit of measurement (meters/feet)
changing on film counter ..................................... 59
136
128
132
130
129
133
131
131
129
136
V
VBS....................................................................... 73
vertical position .................................................... 112
fine adjustment .................................................. 112
video
Standard Controls ............................................... 79
With Data.......................... 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 110
video-assist-system ................................................. 67
video/text adjustment
menu ................................................................ 108
video/text adjust menu
BNC connectors output ...................................... 110
exit .................................................................. 113
flicker free on/off .............................................. 108
invers ............................................................... 112
line interpolation on/off ..................................... 109
mini monitor output ........................................... 111
vertical position ................................................. 112
white level ........................................................ 111
Y/C normal video ............................................. 110
Y/C video with data .......................................... 110
viewfinder arm
extending ........................................................... 50
setting friction ..................................................... 49
swivelling ........................................................... 49
turning the eyepiece ............................................ 49
viewfinder friction................................................... 49
viewfinder system ........................................... 48, 161
adjusting ............................................................ 49
attaching ............................................................ 51
removing ............................................................ 51
voltage range ................................................ 25, 162
Index
universal viewfinder UV-1 .....................................
user text menu......................................................
background ......................................................
clear text ..........................................................
edit text ............................................................
exit ..................................................................
position ............................................................
size ..................................................................
user text tine .....................................................
UV-1 universal viewfinder .....................................
W
warning displays .................................................... 57
warning signal
settings ............................................................... 64
switching on and off ............................................ 64
volume ............................................................... 64
WB/gain menu .................................................... 102
weight ................................................................. 162
175
175
Index
white balance ................................................ 82, 102
AWB .................................................................. 82
changing blue ............................................... 82, 85
changing green ................................................... 82
changing red ................................................ 82, 84
IND .................................................................... 82
MAN ................................................................. 82
OTD ................................................................... 82
white balance/gain menu ..................................... 102
exit .................................................................. 107
manual gain control on/off ................................ 105
manual gain increase/decrease ......................... 106
manual white balance blue ................................ 104
manual white balance red .................................. 103
white balance ................................................... 102
white level ........................................................... 111
wireless remote control ......................................... 143
WL-3 .................................................................. 137
work light WL-3 ................................................... 137
WRC-1 ................................................................ 143
HI / LO ramps .......................................... 141, 143
X
X-adjustment .......................................................... 81
176
176
Y
Y-adjustment .......................................................... 81
Y/C
normal video .............................................. 75, 110
output................................................................. 74
video with data ........................................... 75, 110
IVS Quick Reference
MAIN MENU
MENU LOAD/STORE
->
->
-
LOAD/STORE
WB/GAIN
VIDEO/TEXT ADJ
FORMAT MARKING
COMPARE/STORE
SYSTEM/STATUS
USER TEXT
- LOAD SET
1
- STORE SET
(CONFIRM BY
ENTER)
1
ARE YOU SURE?
(NO UNDO)
-> - NO
- YES
flicker-free on/off
white balance
gain control
activate on screen program mode or store position
outdoor/indoor
of inserted window or store user text
outdoor/manual
- EXIT
increase gain or cursor up
- SET ALL
SETTINGS TO
DEFAULT
- EXIT
or move inserted window
- EXIT
up or increase blue
MENU WB/GAIN
->
increase format numbers or
- WHITE BALANCE
RED
BLUE
IND
- MANUAL GAIN
VALUE
ON
0
go to submenu or increase
values or increase red
Y-adjustment
- EXIT
X-adjustment
MENU VIDEO/TEXT ADJUST
->
- FLICKERFREE
- LINE INTERP.
- BNC OUT
Y/C DATA
- MINI MON DATA
ON
ON
VBS
- TXT WHITE LEV.
- TXT INVERS
- TXT FINE POS
2
ON
5
ON
- EXIT
decrease format numbers or
MENU FORMAT MARKING
->
- FORMAT
POSITION 1 Ö
POSITION 1 Ü
POSITION 2 Ö
POSITION 2 Ü
WHITE LEVEL
OUTSIDE
go into submenu or decrease
1
values or decrease red
È/C
decrease gain or cursor down
mini-monitor
clean video
or move inserted window
connector
or C-signal
down or decrease blue
É/Y
2
LIGHT
switch check/hide
menu on/off
- EXIT
video with data
or Y-Signal
MENU COMPARE/STORE
->
- VIEW MODE
LIVE
- STORE IMAGE
- CLEAR IMAGE
- EXIT
MENU SYSTEM/STATUS
->
image rotation
- SYSTEM LINE
- STATUS LINE
ON
ON
- POSITION
- BACKGROUND
- FILM COUNTER
BOXED
FTGE
focus
- EXIT
MENU EDIT TEXT
MENU USER TEXT
->
- USER TEXT LINE
ON
- EDIT TEXT
- CLEAR TEXT
- POSITION
- SIZE
- BACKGROUND
- EXIT
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BOXED
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