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Brite View BV-980H Specifications
PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER
PDW-510/510P
PDW-530/530P
OPERATION MANUAL [English]
1st Edition (Revised 3)
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
This label is located inside
the outside panel of the unit.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
This Professional Disc Camcorder is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT.
Laser diode properties
Wavelength: 403 to 410 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output power: 65 mW (max. of pulse peak), 35 mW
(max. of CW)
Tekniska data för laserdiod
Våglängd: 403 till 410 nm
Emissionslängd: Kontinuerlig
Laseruteffekt: 65 mW (max. för pulstopp), 35 mW (max. för
kontinuerlig våg)
Spesifikasjoner laserdiode
Bølgelengde: 403 til 410 nm
Strålingens varighet: Kontinuerlig
Laserens effekt: 65 mW (maks stråletoppunkt), 35 mW
(maks ved kontinuerlig stråling)
Laserdiodin ominaisuudet
Aallon pituus: 403 - 410 nm
Välityksen kesto: Jatkuva
Laserlähdön teho: 65 mW (sykehuipun maks.), 35 mW
(jatkuvan aallon maks.)
CAUTION
As the laser beam used in this Professional Disc Camcorder is
harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase
eye hazard.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
VAROITUS!
LAITTEEN KÄYTTÄMINEN MUULLA KUIN TÄSSÄ
KÄYTTÖOHJEESSA MAINITULLA TAVALLA SAATTAA
ALTISTAA KÄYTTÄJÄN TURVALLISUUSLUOKAN 1
YLITTÄVÄLLE NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
VARNING
OM APPARATEN ANVÄNDS PÅ ANNAT SÄTT ÄN I DENNA
BRUKSANVISNING SPECIFICERATS, KAN ANVÄNDAREN
UTSÄTTAS FÖR OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING, SOM
ÖVERSKRIDER GRÄNSEN FÖR LASERKLASS 1.
For the customers in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
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radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures;
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
The shielded interface cable recommended in this manual
must be used with this equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
FCC Rules.
For the customers in the USA
This product contains mercury. Disposal of this product may
be regulated if sold in the USA. For disposal or recycling
information, please contact your local authorities or the
Electronics Industries Alliance (www.eiae.org http://
www.eiae.org ).
For the customers in the USA and Canada
• RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment
by returning your used rechargeable
batteries to the collection and recycling
location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable
batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium-ion
batteries.
• RECYCLING NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel metal hydride batteries are
recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment
by returning your used rechargeable
batteries to the collection and recycling
location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable
batteries, call toll free1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium-ion
batteries.
For the customers in Europe
This product with the CE marking complies with the EMC
Directive (89/336/EEC) issued by the Commission of the
European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the
following European standards:
• EN55103-1: Electromagnetic Interference (Emission)
• EN55103-2: Electromagnetic Susceptibility (Immunity)
This product is intended for use in the following
Electromagnetic Environment(s):
E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3
(urban outdoors) and E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV
studio).
For the customers in Taiwan only
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AVERTISSEMENT
Afin d’éviter tout risque d’incendie ou
d’électrocution, ne pas exposer cet
appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité.
Afin d’écarter tout risque d’électrocution,
garder le coffret fermé. Ne confier
l’entretien de l’appareil qu’à un personnel
qualifié.
ATTENTION
Comme le rayon laser utilisé dans ce Camescope de disques
pour professionnels est dangereux pour les yeux, ne pas
essayer de démonter le coffret. Faire effectuer l’entretien
uniquement par un personnel qualifié.
ATTENTION
L’emploi d’instruments optiques avec ce produit augmentera
les risques pour les yeux.
ATTENTION
L’emploi de commandes ou ajustements ou l’exécution de
procédures autres que celles spécifiées ici peut provoquer
une exposition dangereuse au rayonnement.
Pour les utilisateurs aux Etats-Unis et au Canada.
• RECYCLAGE DES ACCUMULATEURS AUX IONS DE
LITHIUM
Cet camescope de disques pour professionnels est classé
PRODUIT LASER DE CLASSE 1.
Propriétés de la diode laser
Longueur d’onde: 403 à 410 nm
Durée d’émission: Continue
Puissance de sortie laser: 65 mW (maxi de crête
d’impulsion), 35 mW (maxi d’ondes entretenues)
Cette étiquette est placée à
l’intérieur du panneau
extérieur de l’appareil.
Les accumulateurs aux ions de lithium
sont recyclables.
Vous pouvez contribuer à préserver
l’environnement en rapportant les piles
usées dans un point de collection et
recyclage le plus proche.
Pour plus d’informations sur le recyclage des
accumulateurs, téléphonez au numéro gratuit
1-800-822-8837 (Etats-Unis et Canada uniquement), ou
visitez http://www.rbrc.org/
Avertissment: Ne pas utiliser des accumulateurs aux ions
de lithium qui sont endommagés ou qui fuient.
• RECYCLAGE DES ACCUMULATEURS À HYDRURE
MÉTALLIQUE DE NICKEL
Les accumulateurs à hydrure métallique
de nickel sont recyclables.
Vous pouvez contribuer à préserver
l’environnement en rapportant les piles
usées dans un point de collection et
recyclage le plus proche.
Pour plus d’informations sur le recyclage des
accumulateurs, téléphonez au numéro gratuit
1-800-822-8837 (Etats-Unis et Canada uniquement), ou
visitez http://www.rbrc.org/
Avertissment: Ne pas utiliser des accumulateurs aux ions
de lithium qui sont endommagés ou qui fuient.
Pour les clients européens
Ce produit portant la marque CE est conforme à la Directive
sur la compatibilité électromagnétique (EMC) (89/336/CEE)
émise par la Commission de la Communauté européenne.
La conformité à cette directive implique la conformité aux
normes européennes suivantes :
EN55103-1 : Interférences électromagnétiques (émission)
EN55103-2 : Sensibilité électromagnétique (immunité)
Ce produit est prévu pour être utilisé dans les environnements
électromagnétiques suivants :
E1 (résidentiel), E2 (commercial et industrie légère),
E3 (urbain extérieur) et E4 (environnement EMC contrôlé, ex.
studio de télévision).
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WARNUNG
Um Feuergefahr und die Gefahr eines
elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden, darf
das Gerät weder Regen noch Feuchtigkeit
ausgesetzt werden.
Um einen elektrischen Schlag zu
vermeiden, darf das Gehäuse nicht
geöffnet werden. Überlassen Sie
Wartungsarbeiten stets nur qualifiziertem
Fachpersonal.
Dieses Gerät ist als CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT eingestuft.
Eigenschaften der Laserdiode
Wellenlänge: 403 bis 410 nm
Emissionsdauer. Ununterbrochen
Laser-Ausgangsleistung: 65 mW (max. Impulsspitze), 35
mW (max. Dauerstrich)
VORSICHT
Die Laserstrahlung im Innern ist augenschädlich. Deshalb den
Professional Disc Camcorder nicht öffnen/zerlegen.
Wartungsarbeiten ausschließlich qualifiziertem Fachpersonal
überlassen.
VORSICHT
Der Einsatz von optischen Hilfen verstärkt die Gefahr von
Augenschäden.
VORSICHT
Bei Betätigung von Bedien- und Einstellteilen oder
Ausführung von Bedienvorgängen, die nicht ausdrücklich in
dieser Bedienungsanleitung aufgeführt sind, droht u.U. die
Einwirkung gefährlicher Laserstrahlung.
GEFAHR
Bei geöffnetem Laufwerk und beschädigter oder deaktivierter
Verriegelung tritt ein unsichtbarer Laserstrahl aus.
Direkter Kontark mit dem Laserstrahl ist unbedingt zu
vermeiden.
Für Kunden in Europa
Dieses Produkt besitzt die CE-Kennzeichnung und erfüllt die
EMV-Richtlinie (89/336/EWG) der EG-Kommission.
Angewandte Normen:
• EN55103-1: Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit
(Störaussendung)
• EN55103-2: Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit
(Störfestigkeit),
für die folgenden elektromagnetischen Umgebungen:
E1 (Wohnbereich), E2 (kommerzieller und in beschränktem
Maße industrieller Bereich), E3 (Stadtbereich im Freien) und
E4 (kontrollierter EMV-Bereich, z.B. Fernsehstudio).
Dieser Aufkleber befindet
sich hinter der
Außenabdeckung des
Geräts.
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ATTENZIONE
Per evitare il pericolo di incendi o scosse
elettriche, non esporre l’apparecchio alla
pioggia o all’umidità.
Per evitare scosse elettriche, non aprire
l’apparecchio.
Per le riparazioni, rivolgersi solo a
personale qualificato.
Questo camcorder di dischi professionale è classificato come
PRODOTTO LASER CLASSE 1.
Proprietà del laser a diodo
Lunghezza d’onda: da 403 a 410 nm
Durata emissione: Continua
Potenza d’emissione del laser: 65 mW (mass. a picco di
impulso), 35 mW (mass. di CW)
Questa etichetta si trova
all’interno del pannello
esterno dell’unità.
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CAUTELA
Poiché il raggio laser impiegato in questo camcorder di dischi
professionale è dannoso alla vista, non tentare di smontare il
rivestimento. Per la manutenzione rivolgersi esclusivamente a
personale qualificato.
CAUTELA
L’uso di strumenti ottici con questo prodotto aumenta il rischio
per la vista.
CAUTELA
L’uso di comandi o regolazioni o l’esecuzione di procedimenti
diversi da quelli specificati in questo manuale possono
causare esposizione a radiazioni pericolose.
Per i clienti in Europa
Questo prodotto recante il marchio CE è conforme sia alla
direttiva sulla compatibilità elettromagnetica (EMC) (89/336/
CEE) emesse dalla Commissione della Comunità Europea.
La conformità a queste direttive implica la conformità alle
seguenti normative europee:
EN55103-1: Interferenza elettromagnetica (Emissione)
EN55103-2: Sensibilità ai disturbi elettromagnetici (Immunità)
Questo prodotto è destinato all’uso nei seguenti ambienti
elettromagnetici:
E1 (residenziali), E2 (commerciali e industriali leggeri), E3
(esterni urbani) e E4 (ambienti EMC controllati, ad esempio
studi televisivi).
ADVERTENCIA
Para evitar el riesgo de incendios o
electrocución, no exponga la unidad a la
lluvia ni a la humedad.
Para evitar descargas eléctricas, no abra el
aparato. Solicite asistencia técnica
únicamente a personal especializado.
Este grabador de discos profesional está clasificado como
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
Propiedades del diodo láser
Longitud de onda: 403 a 410 nm
Duración de la emisión: Continua
Potencia de salida láser: 65 mW (máx. de pico de pulso),
35 mW (máx. de onda continua)
CAUTION
Como el rayo láser utilizado en este grabador de discos
profesional es peligroso para los ojos, no trate de desarmar la
caja. Solicite el servicio sólo al personal cualificado.
CAUTION
El uso de instrumentos ópticos con este producto aumentará
el peligro a los ojos.
CAUTION
La utilización de controles o ajustes, o la realización de
procedimientos no especificados aquí pueden resultar en la
exposición a radiación peligrosa.
Para los clientes de Europa
Este producto cumple con las directivas de compatibilidad
electromagnética (89/336/CEE) de la Comisión Europea.
El cumplimiento de estas directivas implica la conformidad
con los siguientes estándares europeos:
• EN55103-1: Interferencia electromagnética (Emisión)
• EN55103-2: Susceptibilidad electromagnética (Inmunidad)
Este producto está ha sido diseñado para utilizarse en los
entornos electromagnéticos siguientes:
E1 (zona residencial), E2 (zona comercial e industrial ligera),
E3 (exteriores urbanos), y E4 (entorno con EMC controlada,
p. ej., estudio de televisión).
Esta etiqueta se encuentra
en el interior del panel
exterior de la unidad.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Overview
1-1 Features ............................................. 12
1-1-1 Principal Differences Between the
PDW-510/510P and PDW-530/530P12
1-1-2 Camera Features .............................. 13
1-1-3 Features of the Optical Disc Drive
(VDR) .............................................. 13
1-1-4 Input and Outputs ............................ 14
1-1-5 Other Functions ............................... 15
1-2 Example of System Configuration .. 16
1-3 Precautions ....................................... 17
1-4 Using the CD-ROM Manual .............. 17
1-4-1 CD-ROM System Requirements ..... 17
1-4-2 Preparations ..................................... 17
1-4-3 Reading the CD-ROM Manual........ 17
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions
of Parts and Controls
2-1 Power Supply .................................... 19
2-2 Accessory Attachments ................... 20
2-3 Audio Functions................................ 21
2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback
Functions .......................................... 24
2-5 Output Video Operating Section ..... 31
2-6 Menu Operating Section................... 32
2-7 Time Code System............................ 34
2-8 Warnings and Indications ................ 36
2-9 Warnings and Indications on the LCDs
38
2-9-1 Monochrome LCD........................... 38
2-9-2 Color LCD ....................................... 39
2-10 Indicators in the Viewfinder ........... 40
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
3-1 Handling Discs .................................. 42
3-1-1 Discs Used for Recording and Playback
42
3-1-2 Notes on Handling ........................... 42
3-1-3 Write-Protecting Discs .................... 42
3-1-4 Loading and Unloading a Disc ........ 43
3-1-5 Formatting a Disc ............................ 44
3-1-6 Handling of Discs When Recording
Does Not End Normally (Salvage
Function) .......................................... 44
3-2 Recording .......................................... 46
3-2-1 Basic Procedures.............................. 46
3-2-2 Deleting Clips .................................. 48
3-2-3 Recording Essence Marks................ 48
3-2-4 Starting a Shoot with a Few Seconds of
Pre-Stored Picture Data (Picture Cache
Function) .......................................... 50
3-2-5 Time-Lapse Video (Interval Rec
Function) .......................................... 52
3-2-6 Retaking the Most Recent Clip........57
3-2-7 Auto Clip List Recoding for Automatic
Inclusion of Recorded Clips in Clip Lists
58
3-3 Checking Recording and Playback . 59
3-3-1 Normal Playback .............................59
3-3-2 Checking the Last Two Seconds of the
Recording — Recording Review ..... 60
3-3-3 Checking the Recording on the Color
Video Monitor — Playback in Color60
3-3-4 Thumbnail Search............................60
3-3-5 Clip List Playback............................ 62
3-4 Recording Video Signals from External
Equipment......................................... 63
3-4-1 Recording a DV Stream From External
Equipment ........................................ 63
3-4-2 Recording Analog Composite Signals
(with the CBK-SC01 Installed)........ 64
3-5 Freezing a Picture During Playback 65
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
4-1 Overview ............................................ 66
4-2 Basic Operations .............................. 67
4-2-1 Creating Clip Lists........................... 67
4-2-2 Editing Clip Lists............................. 68
4-3 Clip List Operations.......................... 71
4-3-1 Displaying the CLIP Menu.............. 71
4-3-2 Saving the Current Clip List to Disc71
4-3-3 Loading a Clip List From Disc Into the
Current Clip List .............................. 72
4-3-4 Deleting Clip Lists From Disc.........72
4-3-5 Clearing the Current Clip List ......... 73
4-3-6 Setting the Start Time code of the
Table of Contents
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Current Clip List .............................. 73
4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing
Software ............................................ 74
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings
for Recording
5-1 Setting the Recording Format (PDW530/530P only) .................................. 75
5-1-1 Setting the Video Recording Format75
5-1-2 Setting the Audio Recording Format76
5-2 Adjusting the Black Balance and the
White Balance................................... 77
5-2-1 Adjusting the Black Balance ........... 77
5-2-2 Adjusting the White Balance........... 78
5-3 Setting the Electronic Shutter ......... 81
5-3-1 Shutter Modes.................................. 81
5-3-2 Selecting the Shutter Mode and Shutter
Speed................................................ 81
5-4 Changing the Reference Value for
Automatic Iris Adjustment............... 84
5-5 Adjusting the Audio Level................ 86
5-5-1 Manually Adjusting the Audio Levels of
the Audio Inputs From the AUDIO IN
CH1/CH2 Connectors ...................... 86
5-5-2 Manually Adjusting the Audio Level of
the Front Microphone ...................... 87
5-5-3 Recording Audio on Channels 3 and 4
88
5-6 Setting the Time Data ....................... 89
5-6-1 Setting the Time Code ..................... 89
5-6-2 Saving the Actual Time in the Time
Code ................................................. 89
5-6-3 Setting the User Bits ........................ 89
5-6-4 Synchronizing the Time Code ......... 90
5-7 Setting the Thumbnail Image........... 92
Chapter 6 File Operations
6-1 Overview ............................................ 93
6-1-1 Directory Structure .......................... 93
6-1-2 File Operation Restrictions .............. 94
6-2 File Access Mode File Operations... 96
6-3 FTP File Operations .......................... 98
6-3-1 Command List ............................... 100
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and
Detailed Settings
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Table of Contents
7-1 Menu Organization and Operation 105
7-1-1 Menu Organization ........................ 105
7-1-2 Displaying Menus.......................... 106
7-1-3 Basic Menu Operations..................106
7-1-4 Editing the USER Menu ................ 108
7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder
Screen ............................................. 112
7-2-1 Layout of the Status Display on the
Viewfinder Screen .........................112
7-2-2 Selecting the Display Items ...........114
7-2-3 Display Modes and Setting Change
Confirmation/Adjustment Progress
Messages ........................................115
7-2-4 Setting the Marker Display............116
7-2-5 Setting the Viewfinder...................116
7-2-6 Recording Shot Data Superimposed on
the Color Bars ................................ 117
7-2-7 Setting the Shot ID.........................118
7-2-8 Displaying the Status Confirmation
Windows ........................................119
7-2-9 Confirming the Image of the Return
Video Signal in the Viewfinder .....121
7-3 Adjustments and Settings from Menus
122
7-3-1 Setting Gain Values for the GAIN
Selector Positions........................... 122
7-3-2 Selecting the Output Signals.......... 122
7-3-3 Setting the Color Temperature Manually
124
7-3-4 Specifying an Offset for the Auto White
Balance Setting ..............................124
7-3-5 Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/4
Switches ......................................... 125
7-3-6 Setting the Date/Time of the Internal
Clock .............................................. 127
7-3-7 Selecting the Lens File................... 128
7-3-8 Selecting the Aspect Ratio.............128
7-3-9 Setting the CCD Scan Mode..........129
7-3-10 Using UMID Data........................ 131
7-3-11 Making Network Settings ............133
7-4 Resetting USER Menu Settings to the
Standard Settings........................... 135
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User
Setting Data
8-1 Saving and Loading User Files to and
from a “Memory Stick” .................. 136
8-1-1 Handling the “Memory Stick” .......136
8-1-2 Saving User Menu Data to the “Memory
Stick” ............................................. 137
8-1-3 Loading saved data from a “Memory
Stick” ............................................. 139
8-2 Saving and Loading Scene Files .. 141
8-2-1 Saving a Scene File........................ 141
8-2-2 Loading Scene Files....................... 143
8-2-3 Resetting the Settings of the Camcorder
to the Standard Settings Saved in the
Reference File ................................ 144
8-3 Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page
When Inserting a “Memory Stick” 145
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
9-1 Power Supply .................................. 147
9-1-1 Using a Battery Pack ..................... 147
9-1-2 Avoiding Breaks in Operation Due to an
exhausted Battery........................... 148
9-1-3 Using an AC Adaptor .................... 148
9-1-4 Using the Anton Bauer Ultralight
System............................................ 148
9-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder................ 149
9-2-1 Adjusting the Viewfinder Position 149
9-2-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus and
Screen............................................. 149
9-2-3 Detaching the Viewfinder.............. 150
9-2-4 Moving the viewfinder shoe up ..... 150
9-2-5 Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder
Rotation Bracket ............................ 150
9-2-6 Detaching the Eyepiece ................. 151
9-3 Mounting the Lens .......................... 152
9-4 Adjusting the Flange Focal Length153
9-5 Audio Input System ........................ 153
9-5-1 Using the Supplied Microphone .... 153
9-5-2 Using an External Microphone...... 154
9-5-3 Attaching a UHF Portable Tuner (for a
UHF Wireless Microphone System)155
9-5-4 Connecting Line Input Audio
Equipment ...................................... 157
9-6 Tripod Mounting.............................. 158
9-7 Attaching the Shoulder Strap ........ 159
9-8 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position..
159
9-9 Connecting the Remote Control Unit..
160
10-1 Testing the Camcorder Before
Shooting.......................................... 162
10-1-1 Preparations for Testing............... 162
10-1-2 Testing the Camera ...................... 162
10-1-3 Testing the VDR .......................... 163
10-2 Maintenance .................................. 166
10-2-1 Cleaning the Viewfinder.............. 166
10-3 Operation Warnings...................... 167
Appendixes
Specifications........................................ 170
General .................................................... 170
Video Camera Section.............................170
Optical Disc Drive Section......................171
Recommended Additional Equipment ....172
Menu List ............................................... 173
OPERATION Menu List......................... 173
PAINT Menu List....................................180
MAINTENANCE Menu List .................. 185
FILE Menu List .......................................194
DIAGNOSIS Menu List .......................... 196
About a “Memory Stick”....................... 198
Glossary................................................. 200
Index....................................................... 203
Chapter 10 Maintenance
Table of Contents
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Overview
1-1 Features
The PDW-510/510P/530/530P is a camcorder for ENG 1)
and EFP 2), in which a color video camera using 2/3-inch
high-definition CCDs of a 16:9 aspect ratio and a
Professional Disc drive are combined integrally. The
camera’s CCDs have approximately 1,000,000 picture
elements (pixels) (the number of effective pixels:
approximately 500,000).
In addition to the well-established high image quality and
resistance to vibration, dust, and moisture of the Betacam
SP/SX camcorders, this unit adds a range of new
functionality exploiting the capabilities of optical discs.
Chapter
1
1-1-1 Principal Differences Between
the PDW-510/510P and PDW530/530P
There are the following differences between the PDW510/510P and PDW-530/530P in the specifications of
recording format, internal optical filters, and so on.
PDW-510/510P recording format and internal optical
filters
Recording DVCAM
format
compatible
recording
1) ENG: Electronic News Gathering
2) EFP: Electronic Field Production
Video
25 Mbps
DVCAM 1) format
Audio
16 bits, 48 kHz,
4 channels
Recording 85 minutes
time
Optical
filters
Single integrated filter system for CC (color
correction) and ND (neutral density)
PDW-530/530P recording format and internal optical
filters
Recording
format
DVCAM
Video
compatible
recording
Audio
25 Mbps
DVCAM format
16 bits, 48 kHz,
4 channels
Recording 85 minutes
time
MPEG IMX Video
compatible
recording
Audio
MPEG IMX 2) format
(4:2:2 high image
quality video
recording using
MPEG2 intra
frames)
16 bits or 24 bits 3),
48 kHz sampling,
4 channels
Recording 50 Mbps: 45 minutes
time
40 Mbps: 55 minutes
30 Mbps: 68 minutes
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1-1 Features
Optical
filters
Separate CC filters and ND filters; two filters
can be used simultaneously
The following characteristics are common to the PDW510/510P and PDW-530/530P.
1-1-2 Camera Features
2/
3-inch
Power HAD EX CCDs
The three high sensitivity, low smear 2/3-inch Power
HAD1) EX CCDs provide high image quality which is at
the top of its class for a standard definition camcorder.
• The unit is switchable between a 16:9 aspect ratio wide
image and 4:3 standard aspect ratio.
• You can select an interlaced scan mode or progressive
scan mode (30 fps (frames per second)2) for the PDW510/530, 25 fps for the PDW-510P/530P).
• With the optional CBK-FC01 Pull Down Board
installed, a 24 fps3) progressive scan video can be
recorded subjected to pull-down, providing imaging
quality close to that of film. (PDW-510/530 only)
1) Abbreviation of “Power Hole-Accumulated Diode.” “Power HAD” is a
registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
2) More precisely, 29.97 fps
3) More precisely, 23.98 fps
Camera signal processing for high quality
video
• The 12-bit A/D converter provides high image quality,
stability, and reliability.
• The high-performance electronic shutter allows you to
select extended clear scan mode (ECS 1)) and high
vertical resolution mode (EVS 2)), to obtain clear, highquality video.
1) ECS: Extended Clear Scan
2) EVS: Super Enhanced Vertical Definition System
Shooting functions to cope with different
shooting conditions
• A slow shutter function (up to 1/2 second) is provided as
a standard feature. This allows noiseless shooting under
very poor lighting conditions and a variety of expressive
possibilities, such as shots of flowing streams which are
smoothed out by afterimages.
• You can easily recall sets of adjustment values from
memory, to match the particular lighting conditions.
• The ATW 1) function provides automatic white balance
adjustment in response to changing lighting conditions.
• The TruEye TM 2) process yields distortion-free video,
even with high intensity colors.
1) ATW: Auto Tracing White balance
2) TruEye: “TruEye” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
Chapter 1 Overview
1) DVCAM is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
2) MPEG IMX is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
3) For analog audio input, the effective bit length is maximum 20 bits.
• The TURBO GAIN button enables an instantaneous
boost of the video gain to the maximum 48 dB.
Freeze mix function
This allows a still image from the previously captured
video to be aligned with the video output from the camera.
Thus you can adjust the camera position to get exactly the
same framing for new shooting.
Wide range of menu settings
The menus provide the following operations, among
others.
• Status display, message, and marker display settings
• Camera adjustment settings
• Switch function assignment
• “Memory Stick” operations
You can also assign any settings to the USER menu, to
create customized menus.
Saving and recalling settings in a “Memory
Stick”
Using an optional “Memory Stick” 1), you can save menu
settings for particular shooting conditions, for recall as
required.
1) “Memory Stick” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
High-functionality viewfinder
The 2-inch monochrome viewfinder allows accurate
focusing.
The switch settings, automatic black balance and white
balance items, status, warnings and so on appear on the
viewfinder screen.
1-1-3 Features of the Optical Disc
Drive (VDR)
Recording and playback in clip units
Each time you start and stop recording, this creates an
independent clip.
• During recording, material is always written to unused
parts of the disc. Therefore, even when playing back
between shooting sessions, there is no danger of
inadvertently overwriting the previous recording.
• Immediately after recording, you can delete clips you
decide not to keep, allowing efficient use of the available
disc capacity.
• During playback, you can check the recorded video and
audio by viewing thumbnail images of clips on the disc
and jumping instantly to the first frames of other clips.
1-1 Features
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Chapter 1 Overview
• The i.LINK 1) (FAM (File Access Mode)) function
allows you to transfer clip files by connecting a
computer, or by connecting the unit to a network with the
CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor (option).
1) i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Picture cache recording
Video and audio for a maximum of 10 seconds is always
held in memory, so that when you start recording, it is
possible to record from just before the REC START button
was pressed.
Time-lapse video (intermittent recording)
function
You can record video intermittently, capturing any number
of frames at any desired time interval.
Proxy AV data
• Proxy AV data is low-resolution data with a video
bandwidth of 1.5 Mbps and an audio bandwidth of 64
Kbps per channel. This unit records proxy AV data on
the Professional Disc whenever MPEG IMX or
DVCAM format data is recorded on the main channel.
• Proxy AV data is much smaller in size than the fullresolution IMX or DVCAM data. It can be transferred
quickly over computer networks, easily edited in the
field with laptop computers, and readily used in a wide
variety of applications, such as content management on
small-scale servers.
Wide range of metadata recording
In addition to video and audio, various types of additional
information can be recorded on the Professional Disc 1) as
metadata.
• Essence marks can be added to mark important locations
in the video and audio data.
Essence marks can be added manually at any frame by
pressing the lens RET button or an assignable button.
They can also be added automatically at locations where
there is a sudden change in luminance or audio input
above a specified threshold.
• The supplied logging software can be used to add titles,
comments, and other text data to clips.
• Computer-readable text files can be recorded on the
Professional Disc to enable systematic content
management.
The ability to search metadata for the required audio and
video scenes brings greater efficiency to various stages of
the video production process, such as editing, and
archiving.
1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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1-1 Features
Thumbnail search
Thumbnail images of the clips on the disc can be displayed
on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder by pressing the
THUMBNAIL button. They can also be shown in external
video output.
You can check the content of a clip simply by moving the
cursor to its thumbnail and pressing the play button.
Scene selection
You can create and play back clip lists of selected clips
from the disc, arranged in any order.
One disc can store up to 99 clip lists.
Clip lists make it simple to perform offline editing in the
field for later use with full-scale nonlinear editing systems
(XPRI 1), etc.).
1) XPRI is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
High reliability under tough operating
conditions
With resistance to vibration and dust comparable to tape
based camcorders, this unit can be relied on just like a
conventional unit.
1-1-4 Input and Outputs
Range of audio inputs and outputs
• A super-cardioid directional monaural microphone with
external power supply is supplied as standard
equipment. By changing the connector (service
component replacement), a stereo microphone can be
fitted.
• The optional slot-in type WRR-855A/855B UHF
Synthesized Tuner Unit can be installed in the unit.
• The two AUDIO IN connectors (XLR type, 3-pin) on the
rear panel of the unit can be switched to line input,
microphone input, or + 48V external power, and also to
AES/EBU digital audio inputs (maximum 24 bits).
• When audio cables are connected to the two AUDIO IN
connectors (XLR type, 3-pin) on the rear panel of the
unit, an automatic detection function forces the
recording of the audio input signals from these
connectors as channels 1 and 2.
• The AUDIO OUT connectors (XLR type, 5-pin) provide
two channels of audio output.
(i.LINK) connector
The i.LINK connector of this unit supports the following
two functions.
Input and output of DV streams (AV/C (Audio/
Video Control) mode)
DV streams can be output from this unit and recorded on
standard DV equipment. 1)
1) In the case of the PDW-530/530P, DV stream output is also possible when
the unit is set to IMX recording mode. Audio data is recorded after
conversion according to the specifications of this unit.
2) In the case of the PDW-530/530P, this is possible only when the unit is set
to DVCAM recording mode.
Computer access to files (File Access Mode)
Use of application software 1) which supports the XDCAM
series enables random access to video, audio, and metadata
files on Professional Discs, with the ability to display file
lists and perform file-based reads and writes.
Files can be transferred at high speed, and thumbnail lists
of disc contents can be viewed on computer screens.
1) Such software includes the supplied PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software and
the XPRI series.
Remote control connectors
By connecting an optional RM-B150/B750 or similar
remote control unit, you can control the shooting functions
of this unit externally.
2.5-inch color LCD panel
The side of the unit has an LCD that can be switched to
show the following images and data.
• Status information, including audio level meters and
time code
• Thumbnails of the video recorded on the Professional
Disc
• A playback image of the video recorded on the
Professional Disc
• The camera image
Chapter 1 Overview
In the same way, the output from external DV devices
(VTRs, nonlinear editors, etc.) can be input to this unit and
recorded on Professional Discs. 2)
DV-compliant nonlinear editors may also be connected.
Monochrome LCD panel
Even when this unit is powered off, the time code,
remaining disc capacity, battery capacity, and other status
information appears on the monochrome LCD. (This
requires either a battery or a DC power supply connected.)
Instant operation assignable switches
Two switches provided on the side panel and on the top of
the grip, respectively, can be assigned to any functions, by
a menu operation.
Furthermore, the TURBO GAIN button can also be used as
an assignable switch.
Function extension interface
• Installing the optional CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board
enables SDI signal output from the VIDEO OUT
connectors.
• By installing the optional CBK-SC01 Analog Composite
Input Board, a composite video signal input to the
GENLOCK connector can be recorded on this unit.
• An extension connector can be attached to the battery
attachment on the rear panel, to allow various camera
adapters to be fitted.
Network connector (option)
The optional CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor can be
installed on this unit to enable connections to computers
and networks. This makes it possible to transfer files at
high speeds, and to display of lists of the video, audio, and
metadata files stored on Professional Discs. Workflows
can be improved by the ability to use FTP commands to
transfer files to remote locations over networks.
1-1-5 Other Functions
Usability-oriented design
• There is more space around the rear panel connectors
than on previous models, making cable connections and
switch operations easier.
• The adjustment range of the shoulder pad in the front to
rear direction is increased, making it easier to ensure
proper balance when using the unit.
Alarm function
If a fault is detected on the optical disc drive, or if the disc
or battery capacity is low, notication is provided by
warning indicators and audible alarms.
SMPTE (PDW-510/530)/EBU (PDW-510P/
530P) color bars, and 1 kHz reference
signal output
Adjustment of a color monitor or external audio device is
easy. Color bars for an SNG 1) uplink are also provided.
1) SNG: Satellite News Gathering
Viewfinder height adjustable
In addition to the front to rear and left to right directions,
the viewfinder can be adjusted vertically in two steps.
Supports SNMP 1) for maintenance and
service (option)
The SNMP-compliant Sony Remote Maintenance and
Monitoring Software can be used when the optional CBKNC01 Network Adaptor is installed on this unit. Via a
TCP/IP network connection, this software can monitor the
hardware status of this unit in real time and record
monitoring logs. This allows you to analyze the problem
immediately and take the necessary steps whenever a
hardware failure is detected.
1) To be supported shortly.
1-1 Features
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1-2 Example of System Configuration
Chapter 1 Overview
The diagram below shows a typical configuration of the
camcorder for ENG and EFP.
Viewfinder-related equipment
For more information about the fittings, connections, or
use of additional equipment and accessories, see Chapter
9 as well as the operation manuals for the connected
equipment.
AC power supply
Name / Purpose
Magnification
Part No.
Fog-proof filter
–
1-547-341-11
Lens assembly
–2.8 D to +2.0 D A-8262-537-A
Lens assembly
–3.6 D to –0.8 D A-8262-538-A
Lens assembly
–3.6 D to +0.4 D A-8267-737-A
Lens assembly
–2.4 D to +0.5 D A-8314-798-A
(3 × magnification)
Product
Model name
AC Adaptor
AC-550/550CE
AC Adaptor
AC-DN10
Battery
Product
Model name
Battery Charger
BC-M150/M50
Battery Pack 1)
BP-GL65/GL95/
L60S/M100
Connection through i.LINK interface
Devices with a DV connector (DSR-DU1 etc.)
Camera adaptor
1) BP-L40/M50 cannot be used.
Extension board
Product
Model name
Product
Model name
Input of audio channels
3/4 and SDI output
CA-701
SDI Output Board
CBK-SD01
CCZ (26-pin) output/
analog composite/SDI
input
CA-702/702P
Composite Input Board CBK-SC01
Pull Down Board
CBK-FC01 2)
Network Adaptor
CBK-NC01
2) For PDW-510/530 only
Audio signal source
“Memory Stick”
(see page 198.)
RM-B150/B750 Remote
Control Unit
External microphone ECM-672 or similar
microphone
CAC-12 Microphone Holder
Audio equipment
Video monitor for color image
check during shooting
WRR-862 UHF Portable Tuner
WRR-855 series UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit
XLR 5-pin connector for stereo
microphone (service part)
CCXA-53 audio cable
DMX-P01 Portable Digital Mixer
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1-2 Example of System Configuration
1-3 Precautions
Chapter 1 Overview
1-4 Using the CD-ROM
Manual
Use and Storage
Do not subject the unit to severe shocks
The internal mechanism may be damaged or the body
warped.
After use
Always turn off the power.
Before storing the unit for a long period
Remove the battery pack.
Use and storage locations
Store in a level, ventilated place. Avoid using or storing the
unit in the following places.
• Places subject to temperature extremes
• Very damp places
• Places subject to severe vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• In direct sunlight or close to heaters for extended periods
To prevent electromagnetic interference from
portable communications devices
The use of portable telephones and other communications
devices near this unit can result in malfunctions and
interference with audio and video signals.
It is recommended that the portable communications
devices near this unit be powered off.
Note on laser beams
Laser beams may damage the CCDs. If you shoot a scene
that includes a laser beam, be careful not to let the laser
beam be directed into the lens of the camera.
Use at a high temperature
If the unit is used at a high temperature, white flecks may
appear on the screen.
About the LCD panels
LCD panels are manufactured with extremely highprecision technology that yields effective pixel rates of
99.99% or higher. However, very rarely, one or more
pixels may be permanently dark or permanently lit in
white, red, blue, or green.
This phenomenon is not a malfunction. Such pixels have
no effect on the recorded data, and the unit may be used
with confidence even if they are present.
The supplied CR-ROM includes versions of the Operation
Manual for the PDW-510/510P/530/530P in English,
Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.
1-4-1 CD-ROM System
Requirements
The following are required to access the supplied CDROM disc.
• Computer: PC with Intel Pentium CPU
- Installed memory: 64 MB or more
- CD-ROM drive: ×8 or faster
• Monitor: Monitor supporting resolution of 800 × 600 or
higher
• Operating system: Microsoft Windows Millennium
Edition, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows XP
Professional or Windows XP Home Edition
When these requirements are not met, access to the CDROM disc may be slow, or not possible at all.
1-4-2 Preparations
One of the following programs must be installed on your
computer in order to use the operation manuals contained
on the CD-ROM disc.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 4.0 or higher
• Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher
Note
If Adobe Reader is not installed, you can download it from
the following URL:
http://www.adobe.com/
1-4-3 Reading the CD-ROM Manual
To read the operation manual contained on the CD-ROM
disc, do the following.
1
Insert the CD-ROM disc in your CD-ROM drive.
A cover page appears automatically in your browser.
If it does not appear automatically in the browser,
double-click the index.htm file on the CD-ROM disc.
2
Select and click the operation manual that you want to
read.
This opens the PDF file of the operation manual.
1-3 Precautions / 1-4 Using the CD-ROM Manual
17
Note
Chapter 1 Overview
If you lose the CD-ROM disc or become unable to
read its content, for example because of a hardware
failure, you can do one of the following.
• You can purchase a new CD-ROM disc to replace one
that has been lost or damaged. Contact your Sony service
representative.
• You can purchase printed versions of the operation
manuals (English version). Contact your Sony service
representative.
When ordering, be sure to specify the part number of the
manual you want.
Part No.
Models covered
3-805-948-0X
PDW-510/510P/530/530P
• Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Adobe, Acrobat, and Adobe Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
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1-4 Using the CD-ROM Manual
Locations and Functions
of Parts and Controls
Chapter
2
2-1 Power Supply
1 Battery attachment
2 DC IN connector
3 POWER switch
4 LIGHT switch
a Battery attachment
Attach a BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/M100 battery pack.
Furthermore, by attaching an AC-DN10 AC Adaptor, you
can operate the camcorder from AC power.
Note
For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the unit,
Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs:
BP-GL65, BP-GL95, BP-L60S, and BP-M100.
b DC IN connector (XLR type, 4-pin, male)
To operate the camcorder using an AC power supply,
connect an AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor with the DC
output cable supplied with the adaptor.
c POWER switch
This switch turns the main power supply on and off.
d LIGHT switch
This determines how a video light connected to the LIGHT
connector is turned on and off.
AUTO: When the switch on the video light is in the on
position, putting the camcorder in recording mode
turns the video light on automatically. When using the
auto interval recording mode, the video light is
automatically turned on immediately before recording
starts.
MANUAL: You can turn the video light on or off
manually, using its own switch.
Note
To ensure proper operation of the video light with the unit,
Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs:
BP-GL65, BP-GL95, BP-L60S, and BP-M100.
2-1 Power Supply
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2-2 Accessory Attachments
1 Shoulder strap posts
2 Light shoe
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
3 LIGHT connector
4 Lens mount
5 Lens locking lever
6 Lens mount cap
7 LENS connector
8 Tripod mount
9 Shoulder pad
Lens cable clamp
a Shoulder strap posts
Attach the supplied shoulder strap to these posts.
For details, see 9-7 “Attaching the Shoulder Strap” on
page 159.
b Light shoe
Attach an optional accessory such as a video light to this
shoe.
c LIGHT connector (2-pin, female)
Connect the cable of an Anton Bauer Ultralight System
attached to the light shoe. The system operates with lights
powered by 12 V, with a maximum power consumption of
50 W.
d Lens mount (special bayonet mount)
Use this for mounting the lens.
e Lens locking lever
After inserting the lens in the lens mount, rotate the lens
mount ring with this lever to lock the lens in position.
f Lens mount cap
Remove this cap by pushing up the lens locking lever.
When no lens is mounted, keep this cap fitted for
protection from dust.
g LENS connector (12-pin)
Fit the lens cable to this connector. Contact your Sony
representative for more information about the lens you can
use.
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2-2 Accessory Attachments
h Tripod mount
When using the camcorder on a tripod, attach the tripod
adaptor (option).
i Shoulder pad
You can move the shoulder pad forwards or backwards by
raising up the shoulder pad locking lever. Do this to ensure
the best balance when shooting with the camcorder on
your shoulder.
For details, see 9-8 “Adjusting the Shoulder Pad
Position” on page 159.
2-3 Audio Functions
8 Built-in speaker
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
1 Microphone
2 MIC IN connector
4 EARPHONE jack (rear, stereo)
7 ALARM volume control
3 MIC LEVEL control
6 MONITOR volume control
5 MONITOR switch and CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch
4 EARPHONE jack (front, monaural)
Audio functions (1)
a Microphone
This is a super-cardioid directional monaural microphone
with an external power supply (+48 V) system.
b MIC IN (microphone input) connector (XLR type,
3-pin, female)
Connect the supplied microphone to this connector. A
microphone other than the supplied one may also be
connected as long as it can operate with the power (+48 V)
supplied from this connector.
By fitting a 5-pin connector (service part number: A-1053453-A), you can also use a stereo microphone.
c MIC (microphone) LEVEL control
This control adjusts the audio level of the microphone
connected to the MIC IN connector.
1) E-E: Abbreviation of “Electric-to-Electric.” In E-E mode, video and audio
signals input to the camcorder are output after passing through internal
electric circuits only. This can be used to check input signals.
e MONITOR switch and CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch
These switches together determine the channel selection
for audio monitor output.
MONITOR switch
CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch
MONITOR switch and CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch
d EARPHONE jack (front) (monaural, minijack) /
EARPHONE jack (rear) (monaural/stereo
switchable, minijack)
You can monitor the E-E sound 1) during recording and
playback sound during playback. Plugging an earphone
into the jack automatically cuts off the built-in speaker.
When an alarm is indicated, you can hear the alarm sound
through the earphone.
You can use the rear EARPHONE jack for stereo output,
by setting the HEADPHONE OUT item in the AUDIO-1
page of the MAINTENANCE menu to “STREO”. You can
also connect a monaural earphone to the front jack and a
monaural/stereo earphone set to the rear jack
simultaneously.
CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch:
This determines the pair of audio channels selected with
the MONITOR switch.
CH-1/2 position: channels 1 and 2
CH-3/4 position: channels 3 and 4
The signals output from the AUDIO OUT connector and
EARPHONE jacks also depend on the setting of this
switch.
MONITOR switch:
This selects the audio monitor channels output to the
monaural earphone or speaker, depending on the setting of
the CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch.
2-3 Audio Functions
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CH-1/2 CH-3/4 MONITOR Audio output
switch
switch
position
position
CH-1/2
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
CH-3/4
CH-1
Audio channel 1
MIX
Mix sound of channels 1 and 2
CH-2
Audio channel 2
CH-3
Audio channel 3
MIX
Mix sound of channels 3 and 4
CH-4
Audio channel 4
Minimum
Maximum
ALARM volume control
f MONITOR volume control
This control adjusts the speaker or earphone volume for
sounds other than the alarm sound. At the minimum
position, no sound can be heard.
g ALARM volume control
This control adjusts the speaker or earphone alarm volume.
At the minimum position, no sound can be heard.
However, if in the AUDIO-1 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu the MIN ALARM VOL item is
set to “SET”, the alarm tone is audible even when this
volume control is at the minimum position.
h Built-in speaker
The speaker can be used to monitor E-E sound during
recording, and playback sound during playback. The
speaker also sounds alarms to reinforce visual warnings.
The output level of the speaker can be lowered by
changing the setting of the SP ATT LEVEL item on the
AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
If you connect an earphone to the EARPHONE jack, the
speaker is automatically muted.
See 10-3 “Operation Warnings” on page 167 for
information about alarms.
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
9 LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) controls
ESSENCE MARK
SUB CLIP
S.SEL
0 AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches
CLIP MENU
PRESET
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
qa AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 / CH-3/CH-4 switches
qs LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selectors
qd +48V/OFF switches
qf AUDIO OUT connector
qg AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors
qh DC OUT 12V connector
Audio functions (2)
i LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) (audio channel-1 and
channel-2 recording level) controls
These controls adjust the audio levels of channels 1 and 2
when the AUDIO SELECT switches are set to MANUAL.
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2-3 Audio Functions
j AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 (audio channel-1
and channel-2 adjustment method selection)
switches
These switches select the audio level adjustment method
for each of audio channels 1 and 2.
AUTO: Select this setting for automatic adjustment.
MANUAL: Select this setting for manual adjustment.
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches
These switches select the audio input signals to be
recorded on audio channels 1 and 2.
FRONT: The input signal source is the microphone
connected to the MIC IN connector.
REAR: The input signal source is the audio equipment
connected to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors.
WIRELESS: The input signal source is a WRR-855A/
855B UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit (option).
o AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 (audio channel-1 and
channel-2 input) connectors (XLR type, 3-pin,
female)
These are audio input connectors for channels 1 and 2 to
which you can connect audio equipment or a microphone.
When the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selector is set to AES/
EBU, the CH1 connector is used for channel-1 and -2
inputs, and the CH2 connector, for channel-3 and -4 inputs.
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
k AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 / CH-3/CH-4 (audio input
selection) switches
n AUDIO OUT (audio output) connector (XLR type,
5-pin, male)
This connector outputs the audio signals recorded on audio
channels 1 and 2 or audio channels 3 and 4.
The MONITOR CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switches allow you to
select the audio signal to be monitored.
p DC OUT 12 V (DC power output) connector (4-pin,
female)
This connector supplies power for a WRR-862 UHF
Portable Tuner (option). Do not connect any equipment
other than the UHF portable tuner.
AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches
These switches select the audio input signals to be
recorded on audio channels 3 and 4.
F (front): The input signal source is the microphone
connected to the MIC IN connector.
R (rear): The input signal source is the audio equipment
connected to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors.
W (wireless): The input signal source is a WRR-855A/
855B UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit.
With a CA-701 Camera Adaptor (option) connected to the
camcorder, you can record separate sounds on audio
channels 3 and 4.
l LINE /AES/EBU / MIC selectors
These select the audio source of the audio input signals
input to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors.
LINE: Line input audio equipment
AES/EBU: AES/EBU format audio signal
MIC: Microphone input
Note
When these switches are in the MIC position, and the
+48V switch described below is on, if you inadvertently
connect any audio device other than a microphone to the
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors, the device may be
damaged.
m +48V/OFF switches
Select either of the following positions for the
microphones to be connected.
+48V: For a microphone to use an external power supply
OFF: For a microphone to use an internal power supply
2-3 Audio Functions
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2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions
7 Viewfinder
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
8 Diopter adjustment ring
Eyecup
1 Tally indicator
2 BRIGHT control
3 CONTRAST control
4 PEAKING control
5 ZEBRA switch
6 TALLY switch
0 Viewfinder left-right positioning ring
qa Camera operator tally indicator
9 Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever
qs Viewfinder stopper
qd LOCK knob
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a Tally indicator
Setting the TALLY switch to HIGH or LOW enables this
indicator. The indicator lights during recording on the
VDR (video disc recorder). Like the REC indicator in the
viewfinder, it flashes to indicate a problem. You can set the
indicator brightness with the TALLY switch.
b BRIGHT (brightness) control
This control adjusts the picture brightness on the
viewfinder screen. It has no effect on the camera output
signal.
c CONTRAST control
This control adjusts the picture contrast on the viewfinder
screen. It has no effect on the camera output signal.
d PEAKING control
This control adjusts the sharpness of the picture on the
viewfinder screen to make focusing easier. It has no effect
on the camera output signal.
e ZEBRA switch
This switch controls the zebra pattern on the viewfinder
screen.
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ON: The zebra pattern 1) is displayed and stays.
OFF: No zebra pattern is displayed.
MOMENT: The zebra pattern is displayed and stays for 5
to 6 seconds.
The zebra pattern is factory set to indicate picture areas
where the video level is approximately 70%.You can use
the setup menu to change the setting so that areas where
the video level is 100% and above are also displayed at the
same time.
For information about how to change the zebra pattern
setting in the setup menu, see 7-2-5 “Setting the
Viewfinder” on page 116.
1) The zebra pattern aids in manual iris adjustment by indicating areas of the
picture where the video level is approximately 70% and 100% and above.
f TALLY switch
This switch controls the tally indicator, setting its
brightness (HIGH or LOW) or turning it off.
HIGH: The tally indicator brightness is high.
OFF: The tally indicator is disabled.
LOW: The tally indicator brightness is low.
g Viewfinder
The viewfinder lets you view the image in black and white
while shooting, recording or playing back. It also displays
various warnings and messages related to the settings or
operating conditions of the camcorder, a zebra pattern,
safety zone marker 1), and center marker 2).
1) The safety zone marker is a rectangle indicating the effective picture area.
2) The center marker indicates the center of the picture with a crosshair.
h Diopter adjustment ring
Use this ring to adjust the viewfinder image for your
vision.
i Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever
To adjust the viewfinder position in the front-rear
direction, loosen this lever and the LOCK knob. After
adjustment, retighten this lever and the LOCK knob.
k Camera operator tally indicator
This indicator lights while the camcorder is recording.
Slide the window open when you shoot with your eye
away from the viewfinder. This indicator flashes when the
battery level is running low or the disc is almost full.
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
For details, see 7-2-4 “Setting the Marker Display” on
page 116.
j Viewfinder left-right positioning ring
Loosen this ring to move the viewfinder sideways.
l Viewfinder stopper
Pull up this stopper to detach the viewfinder from the
camera.
m LOCK knob
To adjust the viewfinder position in the front-rear
direction, loosen this knob and the viewfinder front-rear
positioning lever. After adjustment, retighten this knob
and the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever.
ws ASSIGN 3/4 switches
wa TURBO GAIN button
qf FILTER selector
qg ASSIGN. 1/2 switches
w; WHITE BAL switch
qh SHUTTER selector
ql OUTPUT/DCC selector
qj AUTO W/B BAL switch
qk GAIN selector
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n FILTER selector
Use this selector to select the most appropriate filter to
match the light source illuminating the subject.
When this selector is used with the display mode set to 3,
the new setting appears on the viewfinder screen for about
3 seconds. (e.g.: FILTER: 3)
The PDW-510/510P has one switchable filter, and the
PDW-530/530P has two switchable filters.
The relationships between the selector settings and filter
selections as well as examples of filters for different
shooting conditions are as follows.
For the PDW-510/510P
FILTER selector setting and filter selection
FILTER selector setting
Filter selection
1
3200 K
2
5600 K + 1/8 ND
3
5600 K
4
5600 K + 1/64 ND
Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters
Shooting condition
Filter
Sunrise and sunset; inside studio
1 (3200 K)
Clear skies
2 (5600 K + 1/8 ND)
Cloudy or raining
3 (5600 K)
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Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters
Shooting condition
Filter
Very bright conditions such as snow, at 4 (5600 K + 1/ ND)
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high altitudes, or at the seashore
For the PDW-530/530P
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
FILTER selector (outer knob) setting and CC filter
selection
FILTER selector (outer knob) setting CC filter selection
A
Cross filter 1)
B
3200 K
C
4300 K
D
6300 K
1) A type of special effect filter. Generates a cross of light on a highlighted
portion.
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter
selection
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting ND filter selection
1
Clear
2
1/4
3
1/16
ND
4
1/64
ND
ND
Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters
Shooting condition
CC filter
ND filter
Sunrise and sunset; inside B (3200 K)
studio
1 (clear)
Clear skies
C (4300 K) or
D (6300 K)
2 (1/4 ND) or 3
(1/16 ND)
Cloudy or raining
D (6300 K)
1 (clear) or 2
(1/4 ND)
Very bright conditions such C (4300 K) or
as snow, at high altitudes, D (6300 K)
or at the seashore
3 (1/16 ND) or
4 (1/64 ND)
o ASSIGN. 1/2 switches
You can assign the desired functions to each of the
ASSIGN. 1 switch (push button) and ASSIGN. 2 switch
(sliding) on the FUNCTION 1 page of the USER menu.
For details, see 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/
2/3/4 Switches” on page 125.
p SHUTTER selector
Set this selector to ON to use the electronic shutter. Push it
down to SELECT to switch the shutter speed or mode
setting within the range previously set with the setup
menu.
When this selector is operated, the new setting appears on
the setting change/adjustment progress message display
area for about 3 seconds.
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For details about the shutter speed and mode settings, see
5-3 “Setting the Electronic Shutter” on page 81.
q AUTO W/B BAL (automatic white/black balance
adjustment) switch
This switch activates the white balance and black balance
automatic adjustment functions.
WHITE: Automatic adjustment of the white balance. If
the WHITE BAL switch is set to A or B, the white
balance setting is stored in the corresponding memory.
On the PDW-530/530P models with two switchable
filters, the memory stores a separate white balance
setting for each CC filter setting.
BLACK: Automatic adjustment of the black set and black
balance.
r GAIN selector
This selector switches the gain of the video amplifier to
match the lighting conditions during shooting. The gains
corresponding to the L, M, and H settings can be selected
from the setup menu. The factory settings are L = 0 dB, M
= 9 dB, and H = 18 dB.
When this selector is adjusted, the new setting appears on
the setting change/adjustment progress message display
area of the viewfinder screen for about 3 seconds.
For details about setting the gain values, see 7-3-1
“Setting Gain Values for the GAIN Selector Positions” on
page 122.
s OUTPUT/DCC (output signal/dynamic contrast
control) selector
This selector switches the video signal that is output to the
VDR, viewfinder, and video monitor, between the
following two.
BARS: Outputs the color bar signal.
CAM: Outputs the video signal from the camera. When
this is selected, you can switch DCC 1) on and off with
this selector.
1) DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control)
Against a very bright background with the iris opening adjusted to the
subject, objects in the background will be lost in the glare. The DCC
function will suppress the high intensity and restore much of the lost detail
and is particularly effective in the following cases.
• Shooting people in the shade on a sunny day
• Shooting a subject indoors, against a background through a window
• Any high contrast scene
switch and the FILTER selector.
You can use the AUTO W/B BAL switch even when
ATW 1) is in use.
B (ATW): When this switch is set to B and on the
FUNCTION 2 page of the OPERATION menu,
“WHITE B CH” is set to “ATW” 1), ATW is activated.
BARS, DCC OFF
A color bar signal is output and the
DCC circuit does not operate. For
example, use the setting for the
following purposes.
• Adjusting the video monitor
• Recording the color bar signal
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1) ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance)
The white balance of the picture being shot is adjusted automatically for
varying lighting conditions.
When this switch is adjusted, the new setting appears on
the setting change/adjustment progress message display
area of the viewfinder screen for about 3 seconds.
CAM, DCC OFF
The video signal from the camera is
output, and the DCC circuit does not
operate.
You can assign the ATW ON/OFF function to the
ASSIGN 1 switch (push button) on the FUNCTION 1 page
of the USER menu.
CAM, DCC ON
The video signal from the camera is
output, and the DCC circuit operates.
For details, see 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/
2/3/4 Switches” on page 125.
OUTPUT/DCC selector
u TURBO GAIN button
When shooting under extremely poor lighting conditions,
press the button once to boost the video gain to the value
preset on the GAIN SW page of the USER menu (up to
48 dB). To stop boosting the gain, press the button once
more.
t WHITE BAL (white balance memory) switch
This switch controls the white balance setting.
PRST (preset): Adjusts the color temperature
corresponding to the position of the FILTER selector.
Use the PRST setting when you have no time to adjust
the white balance.
A or B: When the AUTO W/B BAL switch is pushed to
WHT, the white balance is automatically adjusted
according to the current position of the FILTER
selector, and the adjusted value is stored in either
memory A or memory B. (There are two memories for
each CC filter, allowing a total of eight adjustments to
be stored.) When this switch is set to A or B, the
camcorder automatically adjusts itself to the stored
value corresponding to the current settings of this
v ASSIGN 3/4 switches
You can assign the desired functions to each of the
ASSIGN 3 switch and ASSIGN 4 switch on the
FUNCTION 1 page of the USER menu.
For details, see 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/
2/3/4 Switches” on page 125.
wf REMOTE connector
wg GENLOCK IN connector
wd VIDEO OUT connector
wh TEST OUT connector
wj
DV IN/OUT S400 connector
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w VIDEO OUT connector (BNC type)
This connector outputs a composite video signal for a
video monitor. With a video monitor connected to this
connector, you can monitor the picture being shot by the
camera or the picture played back by the VDR. To choose
between the composite video signal output and SDI signal
output, use the menu. When synchronizing the time code
of an external VDR with that of the camcorder, connect
this connector to the GENLOCK IN connector of the
external VDR.
By installing the CBK-SD01 extension board (not
supplied), you can output an SDI signal (supporting
embedded audio and the EDH function) from this
connector.
For details on how to select the output signal, see 7-3-2
“Selecting the Output Signals” on page 122.
x REMOTE connector (8-pin)
Connect the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit, which
makes it possible to control the VDR and camera remotely.
y GENLOCK IN connector (BNC type)
• This connector inputs a reference signal when the
camera is to be genlocked or when time code is to be
synchronized with external equipment. Use the
MAINTENANCE menu to adjust the genlock H-phase
(phase of horizontal sync signal) and the sub-carrier
phase.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
• This connector also inputs a return video signal. You can
display the return video signal in the viewfinder screen
while holding the RET button down with “RETURN
VIDEO” set to “ON” on the GENLOCK page of the
OPERATION menu.
• This connector also inputs an external analog composite
video signal.
When the CBK-SC01 extension board is installed, you
can record the external analog composite video signal
input to this connector.
z TEST OUT connector (BNC type)
This connector outputs the video signal for a video
monitor. The output signal can be selected from composite
or RGB. The factory setting is composite, and the setting
returns to composite whenever the unit is powered on.
Depending on internal board and menu settings, menus,
time code, and shot data can be superimposed on the image
on the monitor. Like the VIDEO OUT connector, this
connector can also be used to synchronize the time code of
an external VTR with the time code of the camcorder.
For details on how to select the test output signal, refer to
the Maintenance Manual.
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wj
(i.LINK) DV IN/OUT S400 connector (6-pin,
IEEE1394 compliant)
Connect to a device supporting the DV format or a
computer, using a i.LINK cable.
Notes
• If video and audio signals are not output to an external
device connected to the i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400
connector, try disconnecting the i.LINK cable and then
reconnecting it, making sure that it is firmly seated.
• When you connect this unit to an external device with a
6-pin i.LINK connector, always power this unit off and
disconnect the DC cable from the DC IN connector, or
remove the battery pack, before connecting or
disconnecting the i.LINK cable.
If you connect or disconnect the i.LINK cable while
power is being supplied to this unit, high voltage (8 to 40
V) can flow into this unit from the i.LINK connector of
the connected equipment, possibly damaging this unit.
• When you connect this unit to an external device with a
6-pin i.LINK connector, always connect the 6-pin
i.LINK connector on the external device first.
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wk REC START button
wl VDR SAVE/STBY connector
PLAY
PRE
V
E
/PAUS
T
NEX
e; EJECT button and indicator
ea F REV button and indicator
es PLAY/PAUSE button and indicator
ed F FWD button and indicator
ef NEXT button
eg STOP button
eh PREV button
Shooting and recording/playback functions (4)
wk REC START button
Press this button to start recording. Press it again to stop
recording. The effect is exactly the same as that of the VTR
button on the lens.
When the REC SWITCH function is assigned to the
ASSIGN 1, 3 or 4 switch (push button), you can use the
switch as the REC START button.
wl VDR SAVE/STBY (standby) switch
This switch controls the VDR power mode during pauses
in recording.
SAVE: Power saving mode. Although an internal
operating sound is recorded as noise when you start
recording, power consumption in this mode is less than
in standby mode, so that battery life is extended. When
the switch is set to SAVE, the SAVE indicator in the
viewfinder lights.
STBY: Standby mode. Recording starts as soon as you
press the REC START button.
e; EJECT button and indicator
Press this button to eject or load a disc. The indicator
flashes while the disc is being ejected.
ea F REV (fast reverse) button and indicator
Plays back at high speed in the reverse direction. The
indicator lights during high-speed playback in the reverse
direction.
es PLAY/PAUSE button and indicator
Press this to view a playback image using the viewfinder
screen or a color video monitor. The indicator lights during
playback.
During playback, pressing this button pauses the playback,
showing a still image. At this time, the indicator flashes.
This camcorder is capable of color-image search at
approximately four-times normal playback speed, making
it easy to check recorded material. To use the color-image
search, press the F REV button or F FWD button during
playback. When the buttons are pressed, the PLAY
indicator and the F REV or F FWD indicator light.
ed F FWD (fast forward) button and indicator
Plays back at high speed in the forward direction. The
indicator lights during high-speed playback in the forward
direction.
ef NEXT button
This jumps to the beginning of the next clip, and pauses.
During the jump, the F FWD indicator flashes.
Pressing this button together with the F FWD button jumps
to the last frame of the last clip recorded on the disc.
eg STOP button
Press this button to stop disc playback.
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eh PREV button
This jumps to the beginning of the current clip, and pauses.
During the jump, the F REV indicator flashes.Pressing this
button together with the F REV button jumps to the first
frame of the first clip recorded on the disc.
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2-5 Output Video Operating Section
1 SEL/SET dial
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
2 THUMBNAIL button
3 Thumbnail indicator
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
ESSENCE MARK
4 Sub clip indicator
SUB CLIP
5 SUB CLIP button
CLIP MENU
PRESET
6 SHIFT button
S.SEL
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
Output video operating section
a SEL/SET (select/set) dial
When thumbnails (each representing a clip) are shown on
the color LCD, you can select a particular thumbnail with
this dial.
Turning the dial upward moves the cursor to the left, and
when it reaches the left edge, to the rightmost position in
the row above. Turning the dial downward moves the
cursor to the right, and when it reaches the right edge, to
the leftmost position in the row below. After selecting the
desired thumbnail with the cursor, press the dial in to
confirm.
To carry out a scene selection setting, hold down the
SHIFT button, and press in this dial.
e SUB CLIP button
Press this to play back according to a clip list.
You can play back a particular clip or sequential clips, or
carry out a search of the selected clip list.
When no clip list is selected, pressing this button has no
effect, and the operation is invalid.
To carry out operations such as saving, recalling, or
deleting a clip list, hold down the SHIFT button and press
this button.
f SHIFT button
Use this in combination with other buttons.
b THUMBNAIL button
To carry out a search using thumbnails, or to create a clip
list, press this button.
Pressing it switches from the whole-screen display to a
thumbnail display. Press once more to return to the wholescreen display.
To search thumbnails by essence marks, hold down the
SHIFT button and press this button.
c Thumbnail indicator
This lights when thumbnails are shown.
d Sub clip indicator
This lights when playing back following a clip list.
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2-6 Menu Operating Section
2 STATUS ON/SEL / OFF switch
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
3 MENU ON/OFF switch
MENU
4 CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch
5 “Memory Stick” compartment
Cover
1 MENU knob
a MENU knob
Use this knob to change the page selection or a setting
within the menu.
Press: If you press this knob when the arrow (b) is placed
at the page title on the menu, the arrow changes to a
question mark (?) and you can change the page by
turning this knob.
When the arrow mark is placed at a position other than
the page title, you can change the setting of the current
item by pressing and turning this knob.
Turn: Turn this knob to change the page or change item
settings.
b STATUS ON/SEL / OFF (menu display on/page
selection/display off) switch
To enable this switch, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to
OFF.
Closing the cover automatically sets the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
ON/SEL: Each time this switch is pushed upward, a
window to confirm the menu settings and status of the
camcorder appears on the viewfinder screen. The
window consists of three pages, which are switched
each time the switch is pushed upward. Each page is
displayed for about 10 seconds.
OFF: To clear the page immediately after display, push
this switch down to the OFF position.
You can select the pages to be displayed on the menu.
For details, see 7-2-8 “Displaying the Status Confirmation
Windows” on page 119.
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c MENU ON/OFF switch
To use this switch, open the cover.
This switch is used to display the menu on the viewfinder
screen or the test signal screen.
Closing the cover automatically sets this switch to OFF.
ON: Displays the menu on the viewfinder screen or the test
signal screen, at the last accessed page. When the
menu is used for the first time, the first page is
displayed.
OFF: Removes the menu from the viewfinder screen or
the test signal screen.
d CANCEL/PRST (preset) / ESCAPE switch
To enable this switch, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to
ON.
Closing the cover automatically sets the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
CANCEL/PRST: Pushing this switch up to this position
displays the message to confirm whether the previous
settings are cancelled or settings are reset to their
initial values, depending on the menu operating
condition.
Pushing this switch up to this position again cancels
the previous settings or resets the settings to their
initial values.
ESCAPE: Use this switch when the menu page, which has
a hierarchical structure, is opened. Each time the
switch is pushed to this position, the page returns to
one stage higher in the hierarchy.
e “Memory Stick” compartment
“Memory Stick”
Access indicator
Label
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
“Memory Stick”
How to insert a “Memory Stick”
Open the lid of the menu operating section, and insert a
“Memory Stick”, with the notch facing downward, in the
direction shown by the arrow, so that it clicks into place.
To remove a “Memory Stick”, first press it in to release the
lock, then withdraw.
The “Memory Stick” access indicator lights when the
“Memory Stick” is being accessed (for reading or writing).
For details about types of “Memory Stick”, see “About a
“Memory Stick”” on page 198.
Notes
• Do not insert/remove a “Memory Stick” while the
“Memory Stick” access indicator is lit or flashing. Doing
so may cause a loss of data.
• This device uses a standard “Memory Stick” and a
“MagicGate Memory Stick” equipped with MagicGate
copyright protection technology. It is not possible to use
a “Memory Stick PRO”.
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2-7 Time Code System
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
1 TC IN connector
2 TC OUT connector
3 GENLOCK IN connector
Time code functions (1)
a TC IN (time code input) connector (BNC type)
To synchronize the time code of this unit to an external
time code, input the reference time code to this connector.
b TC OUT (time code output) connector (BNC type)
To synchronize the time code of an external VTR to that of
the camcorder, connect this connector to the reference time
code input connector of the external VTR.
c GENLOCK IN connector (BNC type)
• This connector inputs a reference signal when the
camera is to be genlocked or when the time code is to be
synchronized with external equipment. Use the
MAINTENANCE menu to adjust the genlock H-phase
(phase of horizontal sync signal) and the sub-carrier
phase.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
• This connector also inputs a return video signal.
You can display the return video signal in the viewfinder
screen while holding the RET button down with
“RETURN VIDEO” set to “ON” on the GENLOCK
page of the OPERATION menu.
• This connector also inputs an external analog composite
video signal.
When the CBK-SC01 extension board is installed, you
can record the external analog composite video signal
input to this connector.
For details, see 3-4 “Recording Video Signals from
External Equipment” on page 63.
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4 DISPLAY switch
5 RESET button
6 HOLD button
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
7 SEL/SET dial
ESSENCE MARK
SUB CLIP
S.SEL
8 PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch
REGEN
CLOCK
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CLIP MENU
PRESET
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
9 F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch
Time code functions (2)
d DISPLAY switch
This cycles the data displayed in the counter display
through the sequence COUNTER, TC, and U-BIT.
COUNTER: Display the elapsed recording/playback time
(hours, minutes, seconds, frames).
TC: Display time code.
U-BIT: Display user bit data.
For details, see “Time code display” on page 40.
e RESET button
Pressing this button resets the time data displayed on the
counter display section to “00:00:00:00” or the user bit
data to “00000000.”
f HOLD (display hold) button
Pressing this button instantly freezes the time data
displayed in the counter display section. (The time code
generator continues running.) Pressing this button again
releases the hold. You can use this button, for example, to
determine the exact time of a particular shot.
When the HOLD button is activated, the time data is
displayed in the following format:
For details of the counter display, see 2-9 “Warnings and
Indications on the LCDs” on page 38.
g SEL/SET (select/set) dial
To set a time code, user bit, or real time value, press this
dial so that the digit you want to change flashes.
Turning the dial upward increases the value of the flashing
digit, and turning it downward decreases the value.
h PRESET/REGEN (regeneration)/CLOCK switch
This switch selects whether to set a new time code or to
follow the already recorded time code.
PRESET: Records time code with a preset initial value.
REGEN: Records time code continuous with the existing
time code recorded on the disc. Regardless of the
setting of the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch, the
camcorder operates in R-RUN mode.
CLOCK: Records time code synchronized to the internal
clock. Regardless of the setting of the F-RUN/SET/RRUN switch, the camcorder operates in F-RUN mode.
i F-RUN/SET/R-RUN (free run/set/recording run)
switch
This switch selects the operating mode for the internal time
code generator.
F-RUN: Time code keeps advancing, regardless of the
operating state of the VDR. Use this setting when
aligning the time code with real time or when
synchronizing the time code with an external time
code.
SET: Set the switch to this position to set the time code or
user bits.
R-RUN: The time code value advances only during
recording. Use this setting to have a consecutive time
code on the disc.
For details, see 5-6-3 “Setting the User Bits” on page 89
and 5-6-1 “Setting the Time Code” on page 89.
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2-8 Warnings and Indications
Besides the viewfinder, speaker and earphones, the
indicators and displays described in this section also
provide you with information such as the operating state of
the camcorder and warnings.
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
1 Tally indicator
2 DISPLAY switch
3 TALLY switch
4 Back tally indicator
5 Back tally switch
8 Color LCD
9 WARNING indicator
q; ACCESS indicator
6 Monochrome LCD
qa Rear tally indicator
7 DISP SEL switch
qs LCD switch
Warning and indication functions
a Tally indicator
Setting the TALLY switch on the viewfinder to HIGH or
LOW enables this indicator. It lights when the VDR starts
recording. Like the REC indicator in the viewfinder, it also
flashes to provide warnings. The brightness of this
indicator when it is lit can be switched with the TALLY
switch.
b DISPLAY switch
This switches the indications on the viewfinder screen on
or off.
ON: The indications appear on the viewfinder screen.
OFF: The indications do not appear on the viewfinder
screen.
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Note
Setting the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON displays the
menu on the viewfinder screen even if the DISPLAY
switch is set to OFF.
c TALLY switch
This switch controls the tally indicator as follows.
HIGH: The tally indicator brightness is high.
OFF: The tally indicator is disabled.
LOW: The tally indicator brightness is low.
d Back tally indicator
When the back tally switch is set to ON, this indicator has
the same function as the tally indicator.
e Back tally switch
This switch enables or disables the back tally and rear tally
indicators.
ON: The back tally and rear tally indicators are enabled.
OFF: The back tally and rear tally indicators are disabled.
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f Monochrome LCD
This shows the remaining battery capacity, remaining disc
capacity, time data, and so on.
For details, see 2-9-1 “Monochrome LCD” on page 38.
g DISP SEL (display selection) switch
This switches the display in the color LCD.
CHAR: Display video with superimposed text. With the
MENU ON/OFF switch set to OFF, also display
camcorder status indications similar to those displayed
in the viewfinder (see 7-2 “Status Display on the
Viewfinder Screen” on page 112).
MONI: Display video without superimposed text.
STATUS: Display counter, warnings, and audio levels.
h Color LCD
This displays VDR-related warnings, remaining battery
capacity, remaining disc capacity, audio levels, time data,
and so on.
For details, see 2-9-2 “Color LCD” on page 39.
i WARNING indicator
This indicator lights up or flashes when there is a fault in
the VDR.
For details, see 10-3 “Operation Warnings” on page 167.
j ACCESS indicator
This lights when data is written to or read from the disc.
k Rear tally indicator
When the back tally switch is set to ON, this indicator has
the same function as the tally indicator.
l LCD switch
This controls the color LCD.
OFF: The color LCD is turned off.
L: The color LCD is adjusted for viewing indoors.
H: The color LCD is adjusted for viewing outdoors.
2-8 Warnings and Indications
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2-9 Warnings and Indications on the LCDs
2-9-1 Monochrome LCD
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
Disc status and battery status
Disc status indicator
Time code display
Lights when the time code or real time is
displayed.
Full capacity is available.
Time counter display: Shows the time
code, user bits, and real time.
Close to full state: “DISC” flashes.
Full (disc must be replaced):
“DISC” and “E” flash.
Lights when the HOLD button is pressed.1)
1) When the HOLD button is pressed to hold the time code value,
the time code is displayed in the format shown below. When
the HOLD button is pressed again to release the hold, the time
code is displayed in the normal format
Battery status indicator
Fully charged
Nearly dead: “BATT” flashes.
Dead battery (battery must be
charged): “BATT” and “E” flash.
Display of remaining disc capacity and remaining battery capacity on
the monochrome LCD
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2-9 Warnings and Indications on the LCDs
Time code display on the monochrome LCD
2-9-2 Color LCD
Disc status, battery status and audio level
VDR operation status and status
indicators
Disc status indicator
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
Full capacity is available.
Close to full state: “DISC” flashes.
Full (disc must be replaced): “DISC” and “E” flash.
Formats of video and audio
signals to be redorded.
Audio level meters
Warning display area
This shows a message if a recording fault or
condensation is detected.
For details, see 10-3 “Operation Warnings” on
page 167.
VDR operation and status indicators on the color LCD
Battery status indicator
Fully charged
Nearly dead: “BATT” flashes.
Dead battery (battery must be charged): “BATT”
and “E” flash.
Display of remaining disc capacity, remaining battery capacity, and
audio levels on the color LCD
2-9 Warnings and Indications on the LCDs
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Time code display
Lights when VITC is selected for the time code.
2-10 Indicators in the
Viewfinder
Lights in playback mode.
Lights in non-drop frame
mode. (PDW-510/530 only)
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
Lights when the camcorder is
synchronized with an external time code.
Lights when the time code
generator is on hold.
Several indicators are provided above and below the
viewfinder screen to indicate the current state and
adjustments of the camera.
1 TALLY indicator
2 REC (recording) indicator
3 BATT (battery) indicator
Viewfinder screen
4
(warning) indicator
5 Spare indicator
6 SAVE indicator
Lights when the HOLD button is pressed 1)
Lights when the time code or real time is displayed.
Time counter display: Shows the time code, user
bit data, and real time.
1) When the HOLD button is pressed to hold the time code value,
the time code is displayed in the format shown below. When the
HOLD button is pressed again to release the hold, the time code
is displayed in the normal format.
Time code display on the color LCD
Indicators on the viewfinder
a TALLY (green tallly) indicator
This indicator lights when the camcorder is in Picture Cash
mode. Also, this indicator lights when a green tally signal
is received from the camera control unit.
b REC (recording, red tally) indicator
This indicator lights red when recording starts and remains
lit during recording. It also lights when a red tally signal is
received from the camera control unit and flashes to give a
warning.
For details, see 10-3 “Operation Warnings” on page 167.
c BATT (battery) indicator
This indicator starts flashing when the battery connected to
the camcorder is nearly exhausted, and stays lit when the
battery is completely exhausted.
The battery power level at which the indicator starts
flashing can be set on the BATTERY 1 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
d
(warning) indicator
This indicator lights when any of the following conditions
occurs with the corresponding item set to ON on the “!”
LED page of the USER menu.
• The gain is set to other than 0 dB.
• The SHUTTER selector is set to ON.
• The WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST.
• ATW is enabled.
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2-10 Indicators in the Viewfinder
• The lens extender is used.
• The FILTER selector is set to other than ND:1/CC:B.
• The reference value of auto iris adjustment is not the
standard value.
e Spare indicator
This is a spare indicator. A menu operation makes it
possible to use this as a REC indicator.
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
f SAVE indicator
This indicator lights when the VDR SAVE/STBY switch
is set to SAVE, putting the VDR into power save mode.
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Recording and Playback
Chapter
3
3-1 Handling Discs
• Do not leave cartridges where dust may be able to gain
ingress.
• Store cartridges in their cases.
3-1-1 Discs Used for Recording and
Playback
Care of the discs
• Remove dust and dirt on the outside of a cartridge using
a soft dry cloth.
• If condensation forms, allow ample time to dry before
use.
This camcorder uses the following disc for recording and
playback:
PFD23 Professional Disc (capacity 23.3 GB)
Note
It is not possible to use the following discs for recording or
playback:
• Blu-ray Disc
• Professional Disc for Data
3-1-3 Write-Protecting Discs
To protect the content recorded on the disc from accidental
erasure, move the write-protect tab on the lower surface of
the disc in the direction of the arrow, as shown in the
following figure.
Lower surface of the disc
Write-protect tab
3-1-2 Notes on Handling
Handling
The Professional Disc is housed in a cartridge, and is
designed to allow handling free of risk from dust or
fingerprints. However, if the cartridge is subjected to a
severe shock, for example by dropping it, this can result in
damage or scratching of the disc. If the disc is scratched, it
may be impossible to record video/audio, or to play back
the content recorded on the disc. The discs should be
handled and stored carefully.
• Do not touch the surface of the disc itself within the
cartridge.
• Deliberately opening the shutter may cause damage.
• Do not disassemble the cartridge.
• The supplied adhesive labels are recommended for
indexing discs. Apply the label in the correct position.
Storage
• Do not store discs where they may be subjected to direct
sunlight, or in other places where the temperature or
humidity is high.
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3-1 Handling Discs
SAVE
Slide in the direction of the arrow
Write-protect tab settings
SAVE
Recording enabled
SAVE
Recording disabled
3-1-4 Loading and Unloading a Disc
Insert the disc.
Loading a disc
Proceed as follows.
1
V indication on
the outside
Turn on the POWER switch.
Push and
close the lid.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
The disc is loaded.
POWER switch
Note
To insert the disc correctly, make sure that the
camcorder is in the upright position (the grip upside,
the bottom downside).
HUMID indicator
2
Note
Unloading a disc
If there is condensation inside the VDR section, the
message “HUMID” appears in the viewfinder screen
and the color LCD. If this happens, wait until the
indicator goes off before going on to step 2.
With the power supply on, press the EJECT button to open
the disc compartment lid and eject the disc. Then remove
the disc. If you are not going to insert another disc, close
the disc compartment lid.
Press the EJECT button.
Unloading a disc when the power supply is off
If the battery is exhausted, it is not possible to remove the
disc by pressing the EJECT button. In such cases, use the
following emergency procedure to remove the disc
manually.
This opens the lid of the disc compartment.
EJECT button
1
Turn off the POWER switch.
2
Carry out the operation shown in the following figure.
Lid of the disc
compartment
3
Insert the disc in the V direction, and close the disc
compartment lid manually.
3-1 Handling Discs
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Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
1 Open this rubber cover.
2 Using a screwdriver or
similar implement, slide
the black metal plate
visible inside, in the
direction of the rear of the
camcorder.
The disc compartment lid
opens. A red Phillips
screw is visible inside the
rubber cap.
3 Insert a screwdriver into
the Phillips screw, and
turn counterclockwise
(the direction shown on
the rubber cap).
This ejects the disc.
4 Close the rubber cover
firmly.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“MAINTENANCE”, and press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the MAINTENANCE menu has
been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the
MAINTENANCE menu appears. If the menu has been
used before, the last accessed page appears.
3
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “DISC”, and press the
MENU knob to display the DISC page.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the DISC page appears, then press the MENU
knob to select the page.
M19 DISC
TOP
DELETE LAST CLIP:
DELETE ALL CLIPS:
EXEC
EXEC
QUICK FORMAT
EXEC
:
Unloading a disc manually when the power supply is off
You need not return the screw to its original position after
taking out the disc. Turning on the power makes the disc
compartment mechanism operable again.
4
3-1-5 Formatting a Disc
Using a new disc
An unused disc requires no formatting operation. The disc
is automatically formatted so that it is ready to use when
loaded into this unit.
Using a disc on which material is recorded
To format a recorded disc, load the disc into the unit then
do as follows.
Press the MENU knob, then turn it to move the b mark
to “QUICK FORMAT”, and press the MENU knob
again.
The message “EXECUTE OK? YES b NO” appears.
5
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “YES”,
and press the MENU knob again.
Formatting is completed and the message
“COMPLETE” appears.
3-1-6 Handling of Discs When
Recording Does Not End
Normally (Salvage Function)
Note
When a recorded disc is formatted, all the data on the disc
is erased.
1
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch from OFF to ON.
The TOP menu appears.
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3-1 Handling Discs
Recording processing does not end normally if, for
example, the battery pack is removed during recording, or
if the power cord is disconnected during recording.
Because the file system is not updated, video and audio
data recorded in real time is not recognized as files and clip
contents recorded up to that point are lost.
However, this unit has a salvage function which can hold
losses to the minimum by reconstructing clips on such
discs.
Note that no recorded clip contents are lost when the
POWER switch is turned off and when battery exhaustion
is detected, because the unit does not enter power saving
mode until after the end of recording processing.
Notes
Quick salvage
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to YES,
then press the MENU knob.
Salvage processing starts, and the message
“EXECUTING.” appears.
A results message appears when the processing
finishes.
• If the salvage succeeded, the message
“COMPLETED.” appears.
• If the salvage failed, the message
“INCOMPLETED.” appears. Clips for which
recording did not end normally are lost.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
• Do not disconnect the battery pack or power cord until
recording processing has finished and the ACCESS
indicator has gone out.
• This function salvages as much recorded material as
possible after an unforeseen accident, but 100%
restoration cannot be guaranteed.
• Even when this function is used, it is not possible to
recover data from immediately before the interruption of
recording. The amount of data lost is as follows.
- Quick salvage: From 2 to 4 seconds of data before the
interruption of recording.
- Full salvage: From 4 to 6 seconds of data before the
interruption of recording.
More data may be lost when functions such as Picture
Cache and Interval Rec are being used.
2
To exit without salvaging
Select NO in step 2 to exit without performing salvage
processing.
However, the status of the disc does not change. Salvage is
still required to recover the clips for which recording did
not end normally. The salvage message will appear again
when that disc is inserted again, or when the camcorder is
powered on again.
Note
If salvage processing is not done, sections which were
recorded normally can be played back, but no new
recording can be done on the disc.
When the unit is powered on again after a recording
interruption due to a power interruption, with the disc still
loaded in the unit, clips are reconstructed on the basis of
backup data stored in nonvolatile memory and markers
recorded on the disc.
Processing time is about 5 seconds.
Full salvage
When recording on an XDCAM device is interrupted
because of a power interruption, and a disc is manually
ejected from that device with the power off, clips are
reconstructed on the basis of markers recorded on the disc
when the disc is loaded in this unit. Therefore, processing
takes longer than for a quick salvage (about 30 seconds,
although it depends on the state of the disc).
Proceed as follows to perform a full salvage.
1
Insert the disc on which recording did not end
normally.
The following salvage message appears.
SALVAGE
TO RECORD ON THE
DISC, IT IS NECESSARY
TO EXECUTE SALVAGE.
SALVAGE OK?
YES
NO
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1
3-2 Recording
Attach a fully charged battery pack.
For details, see 9-1 “Power Supply” on page 147.
3-2-1 Basic Procedures
2
Turn on the POWER switch.
3
Set the DISP SEL switch to STATUS, and check on
the color LCD that the following conditions are met.
This section describes the basic procedures for shooting
and recording.
Before a shooting session, ensure that the camcorder is
functioning properly.
• The HUMID indicator is not showing.
If it is, wait until it disappears.
• The battery status indicator (x) shows at least five
segments.
If it does not, replace the battery pack with a fully
charged one.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
For details, see 10-1 “Testing the Camcorder Before
Shooting” on page 162.
Recording format settings (PDW-530/530P
only)
With the PDW-530/530P you can select the recording
formats for each of video and audio.
Note that it is not possible to use different recording
formats on a single disc.
Be sure to select the same format as the existing recording
if you use a disc on which material is recorded, or
otherwise use a different disc.
For details of the setting operations, see 5-1-1 “Setting the
Video Recording Format” on page 75 and see 5-1-2
“Setting the Audio Recording Format” on page 76.
Thumbnail image setting
As required, you can select the frame to display as the
thumbnail image of a clip.
(The factory default setting is to display the first frame in
the clip as the thumbnail image.)
See 5-7 “Setting the Thumbnail Image” on page 92 for
more information about how to make this setting.
Basic procedure for shooting: from turning
on the camcorder to loading a disc
Proceed as follows.
4
Check that there are no obstructions such as cables
near the disc compartment lid. Then press the EJECT
button to open the disc compartment lid.
5
After checking that the disc is not write-protected (see
page 42), load it and close the disc compartment lid.
Basic procedure for shooting: from
adjusting the black balance and white
balance to stopping recording
Switch settings
After turning on the power and loading a disc, set the
switches and selectors as shown below and begin
operation.
DISPLAY: ON
AUDIO SELECT
CH-1/CH-2: AUTO
Iris: Automatic
Zoom: Automatic
OUTPUT/DCC: CAM, DCC ON
F-RUN/SET/R-RUN: F-RUN or R-RUN
(set as needed)
2
4
5
1
3
Basic procedure for shooting: from power supply to disc loading
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3-2 Recording
Switch and selector settings before shooting
Shooting
Proceed as follows.
For details, see 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to
ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 Switches” on page 125.
1,2
3,5
During recording, the REC indicator lights in the
viewfinder. Perform zooming and focus control, if
necessary.
2
4
5,6
Note
Basic procedure for shooting: from adjusting the black balance and
white balance to stopping recording
1
2
For details, see 3-1-6 “Handling of Discs When
Recording Does Not End Normally (Salvage
Function)” (page 44).
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to BLK to adjust the
black balance.
For details of black balance adjustment, see 5-2-1
“Adjusting the Black Balance” on page 77.
6
To stop recording, press the REC START button or the
VTR button on the lens again.
The REC indicator in the viewfinder goes off.
The material recorded from step 5 to step 6 is saved as
a single clip.
Select the CC filter and ND filter to match the lighting
conditions, and adjust the white balance.
When the white balance settings are already in
memory
Set the WHITE BAL switch to A or B.
When the white balance setting is not in memory
and you do not have enough time to adjust the
white balance
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
This automatically adjusts the white balance as
follows, depending on the setting of the FILTER knob.
• For the PDW-530/530P:
B: 3200 K, C: 4300 K, D: 6300 K
• For the PDW-510/510P:
1: 3200 K, 3: 5600 K
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
During recording (while the ACCESS indicator is lit)
do not remove the battery pack. If you do, the internal
processing for recording may not finish properly,
which may cause the last few seconds of recording to
be lost.
To play back the recorded clip
Press the PREV button, then press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to play from the beginning of the clip.
7
Repeat steps 5 and 6 as required for shooting.
Each time you repeat steps 5 and 6 , successive clips
are recorded on the disc.
Clip 1
REC
START
Clip 2
REC REC
STOP START
Clip 3
REC REC
STOP START
REC
STOP
For details, see 5-2-2 “Adjusting the White Balance”
on page 78.
Notes
3
Aim the camera at the subject and adjust the focus and
zoom.
4
If necessary, set the electronic shutter for an
appropriate mode and speed.
For details, see 5-3 “Setting the Electronic Shutter”
on page 81.
5
To start recording, press the REC START button or
the VTR button on the lens.
If the recording start/stop function is assigned to the
ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch, this switch functions as REC
START button.
• It is not possible to record a clip shorter than 2 seconds.
If you stop recording within 2 seconds of starting, this
results in a 2-second clip.
If you stop recording and restart within 2 seconds of the
original start, this creates a single continuous clip from
the original start time.
• The maximum number of clips that can be recorded on a
single disc is 300. If an attempt is made to record more
than 300 clips, the error message “DISC FULL!”
appears, even if there is free capacity on the disc.
Playback control buttons
During recording, the playback control buttons (EJECT, F
REV, F FWD, NEXT, PREV, PLAY/PAUSE, STOP)
have no effect.
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6
3-2-2 Deleting Clips
With this camcorder you can delete clips one at a time, in
sequence from the last recorded clip, or you can delete all
clips in a single operation.
By repeating steps 4 and 5, you can delete a number of
clips in sequence from the last recorded clip.
Clip 1
To delete the last recorded clip
Clip 2
Clip 3
Clips can be deleted in the sequence 3 t 2 t 1.
Proceed as follows.
1
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch from OFF to ON.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
The TOP menu appears.
To delete all clips within the disc
Proceed as follows.
1
On the DISC page (see the previous item), move the b
mark to “DELETE ALL CLIPS”, and press the MENU
knob.
The message “EXECUTE OK? YES b NO” appears.
2
To execute deleting, turn the MENU knob to move the
b mark to “YES”, and press the MENU knob.
This deletes all clips within the disc.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“MAINTENANCE”, and press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the MAINTENANCE menu has
been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the menu
appears. If the menu has been used before, the last
accessed page appears.
3
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “DISC”, and press the
MENU knob.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the DISC page appears, then press the MENU
knob to select the page.
M19 DISC
4
EXEC
EXEC
QUICK FORMAT
EXEC
:
To specify essence marks to be recorded on the
disc
Proceed as follows.
MENU knob
Press the MENU knob, then turn it to move the b mark
to “DELETE LAST CLIP”, and press the MENU knob
again.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “YES”,
and press the MENU knob again.
The last recorded clip is deleted.
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Shot marks and other essence marks can be recorded on the
disc.
Recording essence marks for scenes containing important
images and sounds enables quick access to the marked
points. This increases editing efficiency.
Some essence marks are recorded automatically, for
example when recording starts and when the flash
operates. Others are recorded manually.
TOP
DELETE LAST CLIP:
DELETE ALL CLIPS:
The message “EXECUTE OK? YES b NO” appears.
5
3-2-3 Recording Essence Marks
3-2 Recording
1
MENU ON/OFF
switch
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch from OFF to ON.
The TOP menu appears.
M10 ESSENCE MARK
SHOT MARK 1
:
SHOT MARK 2
:
OVER AUDIO LIMIT :
GAIN CHG. MARK
:
FILTER CHG. MARK :
SHUTTER CHG. MARK:
WHITE CHG. MARK :
FLASH MARK
:
FLASH MARK LEVEL :
INDEX PIC. POS. :
2
7
If you want to record the essence mark, turn the
MENU knob to display “ON”. If you do not want to
record it, turn the MENU knob to display “OFF”.
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “ESSENCE MARK”,
then press the MENU knob.
8
Press the MENU knob.
9
Repeat steps 5 to 8 to set the remaining essence marks.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the ESSENCE page appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
10 When FLASH MARK is “ON”, use the FLASH
?M10 ESSENCE MARK
SHOT MARK 1
:
SHOT MARK 2
:
OVER AUDIO LIMIT :
GAIN CHG. MARK
:
FILTER CHG. MARK :
SHUTTER CHG. MARK:
WHITE CHG. MARK :
FLASH MARK
:
FLASH MARK LEVEL :
INDEX PIC. POS. :
MARK LEVEL item to set the threshold brightness
value (in the range 1 to 20) for essence mark
recording.
TOP
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
10
0SEC
The items show the following types of essence marks.
SHOT MARK 1/2: Recorded manually.
OVER AUDIO LIMIT: Recorded when the audio
level exceeds 0 dBFS.
GAIN CHG. MARK: Recorded when the gain value
is changed.
FILTER CHG. MARK: Recorded when the filter is
changed.
SHUTTER CHG. MARK: Recorded when the
shutter speed is changed.
WHITE CHG. MARK: Recorded when the white
balance is changed.
FLASH MARK: Recorded when a sudden brightness
change occurs as when the flash operates or when
the camcorder in recording mode is suddenly
moved into an indoor space from a bright outdoor
space.
5
Press the MENU knob.
The b mark to the left of “SHOT MARK 1” changes
to a z mark and the z mark to the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
Press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the MAINTENANCE menu has
been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the menu
appears. If the menu has been used before, the last
accessed page appears.
4
6
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“MAINTENANCE”.
TOP
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
10
0SEC
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SHOT
MARK 1”.
11 Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF to end the
menu operation.
Recording a SHOT MARK 1 essence mark
Press the RET button once.
“ShotMark1” appears on the viewfinder screen for about
one second near the time code display.
If SHOT MARK 1 recording has been assigned to one of
the assignable switches, you can also use that switch to
record a SHOT MARK 1 essence mark.
See section 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/
4 Switches” (page 125) for more information about how to
make assignments.
Note
The lens RET button cannot be used to record SHOT
MARK 1 or SHOT MARK 2 essence marks if the
camcorder has been set up to allow you to check return
video signals in the viewfinder (see page 121).
Recording a SHOT MARK 2 essence mark
Press the RET button twice in quick succession during
recording or playback.
“ShotMark2” appears in the viewfinder screen for about
one second near the time code display.
If SHOT MARK 2 recording has been assigned to one of
the assignable switches, you can also use that switch to
record a SHOT MARK 2 essence mark.
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3-2-4 Starting a Shoot with a Few
Seconds of Pre-Stored Picture
Data (Picture Cache Function)
2
? 03 FUNCTION1
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
The camcorder has a large capacity internal memory, in
which you can cache the last few seconds (maximum 12
seconds) of captured video and audio, so that recording
starts from a point just before you press the REC START
button or VTR button on the lens.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Setting the Picture Cache time/Picture
Cache mode
Turn the MENU knob until the FUNCTION 1 page
appears.
3
Press the MENU knob.
A b mark appears on the left of the currently selected
item and a z mark appears on the left of the setting.
To record in Picture Cache mode, you need to turn on
Picture Cache mode and set the picture data storage time
(Picture Cache time) using the USER menu.
03 FUNCTION1
The Picture Cache time determines the number of seconds
recorded from the Picture Cache, counting back from the
time when you press the REC START button or the VTR
button on the lens to start recording. However, the number
of seconds actually recorded from the Picture Cache may
be shorter immediately after the setting of the VDR SAVE/
STBY switch is changed, and in the special situations
explained in the following notes.
Notes
• The contents of picture cache memory are unstable for a
short time immediately after you select Picture Cache
mode or change the Picture Cache time. Therefore, if
you put the unit into recording mode by pressing the
REC START button or the VTR button on the lens
immediately after such operation, pictures just before
such operation cannot be recorded.
• During playback or recording review, no data is saved to
the picture cache memory. Thus it is not possible to use
this function to rerecord the last few seconds of material
from playback or recording review.
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
4
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“CACHE/INTVAL REC”.
5
Press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “CACHE/INTVAL REC”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
To turn Picture Cache mode on, proceed as follows.
6
MENU knob
1
MENU ON/OFF
switch
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
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Turn the MENU knob until “CACHE” appears.
As you turn the MENU knob, the setting changes in
the following sequence: OFF y CACHE y A. INT
y M. INT.
When “CACHE” appears, the camcorder is in Picture
Cache mode, where picture, sound, and time code are
constantly saved in memory. The TALLY indicator
(green) is on while picture data is being stored in
memory.
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
CACHE REC TIME :
7
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
CACHE
0-2s
Press the MENU knob.
8
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “CACHE
REC TIME”.
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
CACHE REC TIME :
9
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
CACHE
0-2s
Press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “CACHE REC TIME”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
10 Turn the MENU knob until the desired Picture Cache
time appears.
As you turn the MENU knob, the Picture Cache time
changes in the following sequence: 0-2s y 2-4s y
4-6s y 6-8s y 8-10s y 10-12s.
11 Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
12 To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
The menu disappears, and the display indicating the
current status of the camcorder appears along the top
and bottom of the screen.
Settings made in Picture Cache mode are maintained until
changed.
You can turn Picture Cache mode on and off by assigning
the Picture Cache ON/OFF function to one of the
assignable switches (ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 and TURBO GAIN
buttons), and pressing the switch.
Notes
• You can change the Picture Cache mode menu settings
while recording; any changes that you make, however,
do not take effect until after the recording operation is
completed.
• In Picture Cache mode, the internal time code generator
operating mode is always F-RUN regardless of the
setting of the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
For detailed information on the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches,
see 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/4
Switches” on page 125.
Camcorder operations in Picture Cache mode
The recording procedure in Picture Cache time is basically
the same as that for normal recording. However, note the
following differences.
• When you record in Picture Cache mode, the picture you
are shooting now is recorded to disc after the picture data
stored in memory (equal to the Picture Cache time) is
recorded to disc. For this reason, disc access may
continue for a short time after you press the REC
START button to stop recording. During this time, the
playback control buttons are disabled, as in recording
mode. Also, if you press the REC START button or the
VTR button on the lens to restart recording during this
time, a separate clip is recorded.
• When you press the REC START button or the VTR
button on the lens to restart recording during disc access,
the start point of the recorded clip may be later than the
Picture Cache time, especially when there are a large
number of clips recorded on the disc. In Picture Cache
mode, you should avoid stop and start recording
operations in quick succession.
• The time disc access stops after the REC START button
is pressed equals the Picture Cache time. However, if
you start recording within the Picture Cache time
immediately after selecting Picture Cache mode,
changing the Picture Cache time or performing playback
or recording review, the picture data for the duration of
the Picture Cache time will not be stored in memory.
Thus, the time disc access stops after the STOP button is
pressed becomes shorter than the Picture Cache time.
• In Picture Cache mode, time code setting cannot be
made by setting the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.
To make time code settings, first exit Picture Cache
mode.
When power is lost during recording
• When the power is turned off during recording, the
camcorder will switch itself off after disc access has
continued for a few seconds to record the picture in the
instant of power off.
• If you remove the battery, pull out the DC cable, or cut
power to the AC adaptor during recording, video and
audio stored in memory will be lost without being
recorded to the disc. For this reason, make sure you do
not change the battery while recording.
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3-2-5 Time-Lapse Video (Interval
Rec Function)
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Using the memory in the camcorder, you can capture timelapse video. There are two modes for this function, which
is known as “Interval Rec.”
• Auto Interval Rec mode
In Auto Interval Rec mode, pictures are automatically
shot a frame at a time at the specified interval and stored
in memory. To use this function you must set the total
time for shooting (TAKE TOTAL TIME) and the length
of time for recording on the disc (REC TIME).
• Manual Interval Rec mode
A specified number of frames (NUMBER OF FRAME)
is recorded when you press the REC START button or
the lens VTR button.
There are two Manual Interval Rec modes: a single shot
mode in which recording is done once with each press of
the button, and a consecutive mode in which recording is
done repeatedly at a specified interval after the button is
pressed.
A pre-lighting function is available in Auto Interval Rec
mode and the consecutive mode of Manual Interval Rec
mode. This function automatically turns on the light before
recording starts, which allows you to record pictures under
stable light and color temperature conditions.
MENU knob
1
2
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
3
To turn on Auto Interval Rec mode, proceed as follows.
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3-2 Recording
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
Press the MENU knob.
A b mark appears on the left of the currently selected
item and a z mark appears on the left of the setting.
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
Auto Interval Rec mode settings and
shooting
Notes
Turn the MENU knob until the FUNCTION 1 page
appears.
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The camcorder cannot be put into Interval Rec mode when
the scanning mode is 24P (with the CBK-FC01 expansion
board (see page 130) installed).
• To make settings for Auto Interval Rec mode, set
“TAKE TOTAL TIME” first, then “REC TIME”.
• To turn on the light automatically before starting to
record, set the LIGHT switch to AUTO.
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
Note
To make settings before shooting
To record in Auto Interval Rec mode, you need to turn on
Auto Interval Rec and set the total time from start to finish
of shooting (TAKE TOTAL TIME) and the length of time
for recording on the disc (REC TIME), using the USER
menu.
MENU ON/OFF switch
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
4
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“CACHE/INTVAL REC”.
5
Press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “CACHE/INTVAL REC”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
03 FUNCTION1
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
6
Turn the MENU knob until A. INT appears.
As you turn the MENU knob, the setting changes in
the following sequence: OFF y CACHE y A. INT
y M. INT.
When A. INT appears, the camcorder is in Auto
Interval Rec mode. The TALLY indicator (green) in
the viewfinder flashes (one flash/second) while the
camcorder is in this mode. Also, TAKE TOTAL
TIME, REC TIME and PRE-LIGHTING appear.
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7
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
A.INT
5MIN
5SEC
OFF
Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
8
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “TAKE
TOTAL TIME” (see “Time required for shooting and
time required for recording on the disc” (page 54)).
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
TAKE TOTAL TIME :
REC TIME
:
PRE-LIGHTING
:
9
TIME”.
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
TAKE TOTAL TIME :
REC TIME
:
PRE-LIGHTING
:
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
A.INT
20M
5SEC
OFF
13 Press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “REC TIME” changes to a
z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
14 Turn the MENU knob until the desired time to be
recorded on the disc appears.
As you turn the MENU knob, the setting of REC
TIME changes in the following sequence: 5SEC y
10SEC y 15SEC y 20SEC y 30SEC y
40SEC y 50SEC y 1MIN y 2MIN y
.......85MIN.
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
A.INT
5MIN
5SEC
OFF
Press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “TAKE TOTAL TIME”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
10 Turn the MENU knob until the desired setting of
“TAKE TOTAL TIME” appears.
As you turn the MENU knob, the setting of TAKE
TOTAL TIME changes in the following sequence:
5MIN y 10MIN y 15MIN y 20MIN y
30MIN y 40MIN y 50MIN y 1H y 2H y
3H y 4H y 5H y 7H y 10H y 15H y 20H
y 30H y 40H y 50H y 70H y 100H.
Here MIN means minutes (5MIN is 5 minutes) and H
means hours (1H is one hour).
11 Press the MENU knob.
12 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “REC
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
TAKE TOTAL TIME :
REC TIME
:
PRE-LIGHTING
:
TOP
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
Here SEC means seconds (5SEC is 5 seconds) and
MIN means minutes (1MIN is one minute).
You cannot set a REC TIME that is more than one
thirtieth of TAKE TOTAL TIME.
For example: When TAKE TOTAL TIME is set to 1H,
the maximum value of REC TIME is 2 MIN. (60
minutes divided by 30 gives 2 minutes.)
15 Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
16 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “PRELIGHTING”.
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
TAKE TOTAL TIME :
REC TIME
:
PRE-LIGHTING
:
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
A.INT
20M
5SEC
OFF
17 Press the MENU knob.
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The b mark on the left of “PRE-LIGHTING” changes
to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
18 Turn the MENU knob until the desired time to turn on
the light before starting to record appears.
As you turn the MENU knob, the PRE-LIGHTING
time changes in the following sequence: OFF y
2SEC y 5SEC y 10SEC.
Notes
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
• Set the LIGHT switch on the camcorder to AUTO to
turn on the light before recording.
The light switch must also be set to ON. With these
settings, the light turns on and off automatically.
(However, the light remains on continuously if the
off time is less than 5 seconds.)
• When the LIGHT switch is set to MANUAL and the
light switch is set to ON, the light remains on
continuously.
19 Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
20 To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
The menu disappears from the screen and the message
“AUTO INTERVAL **M**S” indicating Auto
Interval Rec mode appears along the bottom of the
screen.
“**M**S” indicates the shooting interval. For
example, the message “AUTO INTERVAL 00M04S”
indicates that the shooting interval is four seconds.
Note
The camcorder exits Auto Interval Rec mode whenever it
is powered off. However, the TAKE TOTAL TIME and
REC TIME settings are maintained. You do not need to set
them again the next time you use Auto Interval Rec mode.
To shoot and record in Auto Interval Rec mode
Proceed as follows.
1
2
After performing the basic procedures for shooting
and recording, following the instructions in 3-2-1
“Basic Procedures” (page 46), secure the camcorder
so that it will not move.
To continue auto interval recording
Press the REC START button on the camcorder or the
VTR button on the lens again.
The camcorder starts recording in Auto Interval Rec mode
again.
To interrupt auto interval recording
Press the REC START button or the VTR button on the
lens. The camcorder stops recording.
However, disc access may occur for recording picture data
already stored in memory.
To end auto interval recording
You can exit Auto Interval Rec mode using the following
two methods:
• Set the POWER switch to OFF.
• Set CACHE/INTVAL REC to OFF on the FUNCTION
1 page.
Time required for shooting and time required for
recording on the disc
Auto Interval Rec mode is effective for shooting objects
that move very slowly. To use this function, you need to
set the total time for shooting (TAKE TOTAL TIME) and
the length of time for recording on the disc (REC TIME).
The time required for shooting is the time required to
capture the very slowly moving subject, and the camcorder
must be arranged so that during this time the subject is
always in the frame.
The disc recording time indicates the running time of the
completed recording. The camcorder calculates the timelapse interval from these two times.
Total time for shooting (TAKE TOTAL TIME)
Shooting interval
Press the REC START button on the camcorder or the
VTR button on the lens.
The camcorder starts recording in Auto Interval Rec
mode. When you use the PRE-LIGHTING function,
recording starts after the light is switched on.
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The actual recording to disc begins when the
camcorder has saved about ten seconds of video in
memory, so disc access is intermittent.
While recording in Auto Interval Rec mode, the
TALLY indicator (green) in the viewfinder flashes (4
flashes/second) and the message “AUTO INTERVAL
**M**S” flashes on the viewfinder screen.
When the camcorder is capturing the picture in
memory, the REC indicator (red) in the viewfinder
lights.
After the length of time for recording on the disc (REC
TIME) has elapsed, the camcorder automatically stops
recording.
3-2 Recording
Time for recording on the disc (REC TIME)
Notes on Auto Interval Rec mode
Note the following points.
i.LINK
During interval recording, signal input/output through the
i.LINK interface is impossible.
1
Carry out steps 1 to 5 of the procedure “To make
settings before shooting” (page 52), to select CACHE/
INTVAL REC on the FUNCTION 1 page.
2
Turn the MENU knob until “M. INT” appears.
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Time code
In Auto Interval Rec mode, the internal time code
generator runs in R-RUN mode regardless of how the FRUN/SET/R-RUN switch is set.
As you turn the MENU knob, the setting changes in
the following sequence: OFF y CACHE y A. INT
y M. INT.
Playback control buttons
While recording in Auto Interval Rec mode, you cannot
use the playback control buttons (EJECT, F REV, F FWD,
NEXT, PREV, PLAY/PAUSE and STOP). To use these
buttons, stop recording by pressing the REC START
button or the VTR button on the lens.
When the camcorder power is switched off during
recording in Auto Interval Rec mode
• When you set the POWER switch to OFF, the camcorder
will switch off by itself after disc access has continued
for a few seconds to record the picture data stored in
memory.
• If you remove the battery, unplug the DC cable, or cut
power to the AC adaptor during auto interval recording,
picture data stored before recording stops (a maximum
of ten seconds) may be lost. Take care when changing
the battery.
Manual Interval Rec mode settings and
shooting
Manual Interval Rec has the following two modes.
Single shot mode: Each time the REC START button or
VTR button on the lens is pressed, the camcorder
captures to memory a single shot consisting of the
specified number of video frames.
Consecutive mode: Once the REC START button or VTR
button on the lens is pressed, the camcorder captures
consecutive shots to memory at the specified interval,
with each shot consisting of the specified number of
video frames.
To make settings before shooting
Proceed as follows.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Audio
Audio signals are not recorded in Auto Interval Rec mode.
Menu operation
While recording in Auto Interval Rec mode, you cannot
change the settings of CACHE/INTVAL REC, TAKE
TOTAL TIME and REC TIME. To change the settings,
stop recording by pressing the REC START button or the
VTR button on the lens.
TOP
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ATW
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
OFF
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
OFF
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
OFF
TURBO SW
: TURBO
DF/NDF
:
DF
CACHE/INTVAL REC:? M.INT
NUMBER OF FRAME :
1
TRIGGER INTERVAL:
1SEC
PRE-LIGHTING
:
OFF
When M. INT appears, the camcorder is in Manual
Interval Rec mode and the TALLY indicator (green) in
the viewfinder flashes. “NUMBER OF FRAME” and
“TRIGGER INTERVAL” appear. When TRIGGER
INTERVAL is set to other than “M”, “PRELIGHTING” also appears.
3
Press the MENU knob.
The z mark on the left of “CACHE/INTVAL REC”
changes to a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the
setting changes to a z mark.
4
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“NUMBER OF FRAME”.
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ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
NUMBER OF FRAME :
TRIGGER INTERVAL:
PRE-LIGHTING
:
5
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
M.INT
1
1SEC
OFF
Press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “NUMBER OF FRAME”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
6
Turn the MENU knob until the desired number of
frames to be recorded in each shot appears.
As you turn the MENU knob, the number changes in
the following sequence: 1 y 2 y 4 y 8.
7
Press the MENU knob.
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The b mark to the left of “PRE-LIGHTING” changes
to a z mark, and the z mark to the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
8
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“TRIGGER INTERVAL”.
9
Press the MENU knob.
14 Turn the MENU knob to display the length of time to
light before recording.
The setting changes in the following sequence: OFF
y 2SEC y 5SEC y 10SEC.
The b mark on the left of “TRIGGER INTERVAL”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
Notes
• Set the LIGHT switch on the camcorder to AUTO to
turn on the light before recording.
The light switch must also be set to ON. With these
settings, the light turns on and off automatically.
However, the light remains on continuously if the
off time is less than 5 seconds.
• When the LIGHT switch is set to MANUAL and the
light switch is set to ON, the light remains on
continuously.
10 Turn the Menu knob to select the desired Manual
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Interval Rec mode.
• To select the single shot mode (recording only one
shot after one operation), set “TRIGGER
INTERVAL” to “M”. In the viewfinder, the TALLY
indicator (green) flashes twice per second.
• To select the consecutive mode (recording shots
repeatedly after one operation), set “TRIGGER
INTERVAL” to the desired length of interval. In the
viewfinder, the TALLY indicator (green) flashes
once per second.
03 FUNCTION1
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
NUMBER OF FRAME :
TRIGGER INTERVAL:
PRE-LIGHTING
:
TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
M.INT
2
2SEC
OFF
15 Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
16 To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
The menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and
the following message appears along the bottom of the
screen, indicating the current Manual Interval Rec
mode.
In single shot mode: MANU INTERVAL *FRAME
In consecutive mode: MANU INTERVAL *SEC
*FRAME
“*FRAME” means the number of frames and “*SEC”,
the length of interval for the consecutive mode.
As you turn the MENU knob, the setting changes in
the following sequence: M y 1SEC y
2SEC........12H y 24H.
11 Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
12 If you selected the consecutive mode in step 10
(anything other than “M”), turn the MENU knob to
move the b mark to “PRE-LIGHTING”.
03 FUNCTION1
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
NUMBER OF FRAME :
TRIGGER INTERVAL:
PRE-LIGHTING
:
13 Press the MENU knob.
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TOP
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
S.INT
2
1SEC
OFF
Note
The camcorder exits Manual Interval Rec mode whenever
it is powered off. However, the NUMBER OF FRAME,
TRIGGER INTERVAL and PRE-LIGHTING settings are
maintained. You do not need to set them again the next
time you use Manual Interval Rec mode.
To shoot and record in Manual Interval Rec mode
After making the required settings, proceed as follows.
1
After performing the basic procedure for shooting and
recording following the instructions in 3-2-1 “Basic
Procedures” (page 46), secure the camcorder so that it
will not move.
2
Press the REC START button on the camcorder or the
VTR button on the lens.
The camcorder starts recording in Manual Interval Rec
mode. In the viewfinder, “MANU INTERVAL
*FRAME” and the TALLY indicator (green) flash.
• In the single shot mode, the TALLY indicator
flashes twice per second.
• In the consecutive mode, the TALLY indicator
flashes four times per second.
When the camcorder power is switched off during
recording in Manual Interval Rec mode
• When you set the POWER switch to OFF, the camcorder
will switch off by itself after disc access has continued
for a few seconds to record the picture data stored in
memory.
• If you remove the battery, unplug the DC cable, or cut
the power to the AC adaptor during manual interval
recording, picture data stored before recording stops (a
maximum of ten seconds) may be lost. Take care when
changing the battery.
Notes on Manual Interval Rec mode
Take note of the following points.
3-2-6 Retaking the Most Recent Clip
i.LINK
During interval recording, signal input/output through the
i.LINK interface is impossible.
A retake function is available, making it easy to erase and
retake the most recently recorded clip.
To use the retake function, you need use the FUNCTION
1 menu to assign it to one of the assignable switches
(ASSIGN 1, ASSIGN 3, ASSIGN 4, or TURBO GAIN).
Time code
In Manual Interval Rec mode, the internal time code
generator runs in R-RUN mode regardless of how the FRUN/SET/R-RUN switch is set.
For details about operation, see section 7-3-5 “Assigning
Functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 Switches” (page 125).
Audio
Audio signals are not recorded in Manual Interval Rec
mode.
Example: After recording clip 3, you want to delete it and
record a new clip 3 after clip 2.
Clip 1
Playback control buttons
While recording in the single shot mode of Manual
Interval Rec mode (the TALLY indicator (green) in the
viewfinder flashes twice per second), you cannot use most
of playback control buttons (F REV, F FWD, NEXT,
PREV, PLAY/PAUSE, and STOP). To exit the single shot
mode, press the EJECT button.
While recording in the consecutive mode of Manual
Interval Rec mode (the TALLY indicator (green) flashes
four times per second), you cannot use the disc control
buttons (EJECT, F REV, F FWD, NEXT, PREV, PLAY/
PAUSE and STOP). To use these buttons, stop recording
by pressing the REC START button or the VTR button on
the lens.
Menu operation
In the single shot mode of Manual Interval Rec mode, you
cannot change the settings of “CACHE/INTVAL REC”
and “NUMBER OF FRAME” on the FUNCTION 1 page
after the camcorder starts recording. To change the
settings, stop recording by pressing the EJECT button or
setting the POWER switch to OFF.
While recording in the consecutive mode of Manual
Interval Rec mode, you cannot change the settings of
CACHE/INTVAL REC, NUMBER OF FRAME and
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
To exit Manual Interval Rec mode
Do one of the following.
• In the single shot mode, press the EJECT button.
• In the consecutive mode, press the camcorder REC
START button or the lens VTR button to stop recording.
• Set the camcorder POWER switch to OFF.
After the camcorder has exited from Manual Interval Rec
mode, it records picture data stored in memory to the disc.
TRIGGER INTERVAL on the FUNCTION 1 page. To
change these settings, stop recording by pressing the REC
START button or the VTR button on the lens.
Clip 2
Clip 3
New clip
To retake the most recent clip
With recording paused or after the end of a preview (see
page 60), proceed as follows.
1
Press the switch or button to which the retake function
has been assigned.
While the button is pressed, the last frame of the
recorded clip and the message “PUSH RET FOR CLIP
DELETE” appears.
2
In this state, press the RET button.
The message “DELETING LAST CLIP” appears, and
the processing for deleting the last recorded clip
begins.
When the deleting has finished, the message “LAST
CLIP WAS DELETED” appears.
Note
If an operation (other than recording review) which is not
a retake operation is carried out after the last clip has been
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recorded, the retake function does not work even when the
camcorder is in the recording pause state.
In this case, the message “RE-TAKE NOT ALLOWED!”
appears. When you want to replace the last clip with a new
clip, see 3-2-2 “Deleting Clips” (page 48). Once you carry
out a retake operation, the last clip is deleted even if you
do not carry out a recording operation afterwards.
The number of the clip list loaded in the current clip list
16:9
3-2-7 Auto Clip List Recoding for
Automatic Inclusion of
Recorded Clips in Clip Lists
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Auto clip list recoding is a function for automatically
including the clips generated by recording operations in a
selected clip list. The updated clip list is saved to the disc.
Proceed as follows.
E0004
30
18
4
45-40
Press the REC START button or the VTR button on
the lens to start recording, and press again to stop
recording.
A clip is generated automatically from the video and
audio recorded in this interval, and added as a sub clip
to the the currently loaded clip list. The updated list is
also written to disc automatically.
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
ESSENCE MARK
SUB CLIP
SUB CLIP
button
S.SEL
CLIP MENU
PRESET
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
5
Repeat the process of recording and stopping until you
have included all the required clips.
To change target clip lists, carry out step 2 once more
to load the desired clip list into the current clip list.
To exit auto clip list coding mode
Press the SUB CLIP button, turning off the sub clip
indicator.
1
Insert a disc.
2
Load a clip list from the disc.
• To create a new clip list, load a NEW FILE (empty)
clip list.
• To add clips to an existing clip list, load that clip list.
Note
Always load either a new or existing clip list from disc.
For operations, see 4-3-3 “Loading a Clip List From
Disc Into the Current Clip List” (page 72).
3
Press the SUB CLIP button, turning on the sub clip
indicator.
The camcorder enters auto clip list recording mode.
The viewfinder screen shows the number of the clip
list loaded in the current clip list.
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3-2 Recording
3-3 Checking Recording
and Playback
Disc playback start position
Although this unit uses optical discs, it is designed to offer
the most convenient features of tape playback by VTRs.
One of these is the playback start position, which works in
the same way as tape, as described below.
After recording
The unit stops at the position where recording ended.
To play back a clip, press the PREV button to move to the
start frame of any clip, or press the PREV button with the
PLAY/PAUSE button held down to move to any position.
After disc insertion
The unit stops at the position of the disc when it was most
recently ejected.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to resume playback at the
most recent position.
The playback position is saved to the disc when the disc is
ejected, which allows playback to start at that position
whenever it is loaded into any XDCAM player.
Note
The playback position is not recorded to the disc if the disc
is set to REC INH.
3-3-1 Normal Playback
By pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button, you can review any
length of recording on the viewfinder screen in black and
white or in color on the color LCD. There are two other
ways to review the recording.
• Recording review: You can view the last two seconds of
the recording on the viewfinder screen in black and
white or in color on the color LCD.
• Color playback: You can see the recording in color on a
color video monitor without the need for any external
adaptor.
You may also view the picture during a fast forward or
reverse search.
See 2-3 “Audio Functions” on page 21 for details about
the switches and controls used to select the audio output
signal and to adjust the audio level.
Deteriorating playback may be due to the following
causes.
• Scratches and dust on the disc surface
This includes fingerprints, dust from the air, tar from
cigarette smoke, and so on.
Scratches and soiling which occur before recording are
not a problem because they are registered in advance as
defects, and recording avoids them. However, scratches
and soiling which occur after recording can lead to
deteriorating playback conditions.
• Aging of disc recording layers
Over several decades, the recording layers of optical
discs can age and cause deteriorating playback
conditions.
You can use this function to check archival discs and
other discs which have been stored for extended periods,
so that you can take action before the deterioration
progresses further.
• Deteriorating laser diodes performance
The performance of the laser diodes used in optical
heads can worsen with age, leading to deteriorating
playback conditions.
You can use the digital clock to check the total optical
output time of optical heads.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
After playback stop
The unit stops at the position where the STOP button was
pressed.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to resume playback at the
stop position.
Deteriorating playback conditions
Refer to the Maintenance Manual for an approximate
guide to when it is time to replace optical heads.
To prevent playback conditions from
deteriorating
Pay attention to the following points when handling discs.
• Do not open disc cartridges and touch discs directly with
your hands.
• Do not store for long periods in locations which are
dusty or exposed to air circulated by fans.
• Do not store for long periods under high temperatures or
in locations exposed to direct sunlight.
If playback conditions have deteriorated
Read errors occur when playback conditions continue to
deteriorate.
When a read error occurs, the message “DISC DEFECT”
appears, the video freezes, and audio is muted.
If this happens, check the following points.
Whether the disc displays the same playback condition
on other XDCAM devices: If so, the surface of the
disc may be dirty or scratched, or the performance of
the recording layers on the disc may have worsened
due to age. Do not use discs with these symptoms.
Whether every disc inserted into an XDCAM device
displays the same playback conditions: If so, the
performance of the laser diodes may have deteriorated.
Check the total optical output time.
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3-3-2 Checking the Last Two
Seconds of the Recording —
Recording Review
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
If you press the RET button on the lens while recording is
paused, the last two seconds of the recording is played
back on the viewfinder screen and the color LCD. Use this
function to check whether recording went smoothly. If you
hold down the RET button, a low-speed reverse search
begins at a position two seconds before the recording end
position. When you release the RET button, the reverse
search stops and playback in the forward direction begins.
After playback, the camcorder is ready to start recording
again.
By assigning the the same function as that of the RET
button on the lens to the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch, you can use
the switch in the same way as the lens RET button.
3-3-4 Thumbnail Search
Cuing up a desired clip
To display the thumbnail images of all clips on the disc,
and cue up a desired clip, proceed as follows.
2,3
1
Thumbnail
indicator
VIDEO IN
connector 1)
VIDEO OUT connector
1) When VBS is selected as the output signal of the VIDEO OUT
connector
2) When SDI is selected as the output signal of the VIDEO OUT
connector (only when the CBK-SD01 is installed)
Color playback
Note
You can select either VBS or SDI as the output signal of
the VIDEO OUT connector when the CBK-SD01 is
installed.
For details, see 7-3-2 “Selecting the Output Signals” on
page 122.
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S.SEL
CLIP MENU
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
3
2
1
With the sub clip indicator off, press the
THUMBNAIL button, turning on the thumbnail
indicator.
The thumbnails of all clips on the disc appear.
Notes
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to
OFF and press the THUMBNAIL button.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF to ON during
thumbnail display, thumbnail display is cancelled
and replaced with menu display.
Color video monitor
SDI IN connector 2)
SUB CLIP
PRESET
3-3-3 Checking the Recording on
the Color Video Monitor —
Playback in Color
PDW-510/510P/530/530P
SEL/SET
ESSENCE MARK
Sub clip
indicator
For details, see 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/
2/3/4 Switches” on page 125.
Connect a color video monitor to the VIDEO OUT
connector of the camcorder. By pressing the PLAY/
PAUSE button, you can view the recorded picture.
When the CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board is installed, you
can connect a color video monitor provided with an SDI
input connector.
THUMBNAIL
3-3 Checking Recording and Playback
Title of currently selected clip
Sixth clip is selected from
a total of 143 clips.
2~5
1
Thumbnail of currently selected clip
(first frame or specified 1) frame)
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
ESSENCE MARK
SUB CLIP
S.SEL
CLIP MENU
PRESET
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
5
4,5
Recording date and time
of selected clip
Duration of selected clip or
time code of first frame
1) The thumbnail frame can be specified by a menu selection
when the clip is recorded.
1
Hold down the SHIFT button, and press the
THUMBNAIL button.
The essence mark selection screen appears.
To switch between duration and timecode display
in the thumbnail display
Press the HOLD button. Each press of the HOLD
button switches the display between duration ant time
code.
Notes
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to
OFF and press the THUMBNAIL button.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF to ON during
thumbnail display, thumbnail display is cancelled
and replaced with menu display.
To escape from the thumbnail display to the fullscreen display
Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning off the
indicator.
2
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
the desired clip.
You can also select clips with the following
operations.
Press the PREV or NEXT button: Select the
previous or next clip.
Press the PREV or NEXT button with the F REV
or F FWD button held down: Select the first or
last clip.
3
To escape from the essence mark selection screen to
the previous screen
Press the RESET button.
To cue up the selected clip, press the SEL/SET dial or
the MENU knob.
To start playback from the selected clip, press the
PLAY/PAUSE button.
Cuing up a frame including an essence
mark
Proceed as follows.
2
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
the desired essence mark.
3
Press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
Thumbnails of the frames including the selected
essence mark appear.
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(The example shows the case
where SHOT MARK1 is selected
as the essence mark.)
This indicates that the thumbnail
images are the frames including
the essence mark
(SHOTMARK1).
For the clip list loading operation, see 4-3-3 “Loading
a Clip List From Disc Into the Current Clip List”
(page 72).
Sixth frame is selected
from a total of 31
SHOTMARK1 frames.
2
Press the SUB CLIP button, turning it on.
3
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
Playback begins from the first sub clip in the current
clip list.
Note
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
Depending on the length of sub clips in the clip list and
their arrangement on the disc, playback may freeze
momentarily between sub clips.
Cuing up with sub clip thumbnails
With the desired clip list loaded in the current clip list,
proceed as follows.
Currently selected
SHOTMARK1 frame
Recording date and time
of selected frame
1
Press the SUB CLIP button and the THUMBNAIL
button, turning on the indicators.
Thumbnails of the first frames in the sub clips appear.
Notes
4
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
the desired frame.
You can also select frames with the following
operations.
Press the PREV or NEXT button: Select the
previous or next frame.
Press the PREV or NEXT button with the F REV
or F FWD button held down: Select the first or
last frame.
5
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to
OFF and press the THUMBNAIL button.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF to ON during
thumbnail display, thumbnail display is cancelled
and replaced with menu display.
Title of the current clip list
Sixth frame is selected
from a total of 34 sub clips.
Total duration of sub clips in clip list
Press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to cue up
the selected clip.
To start playback from the selected frame, press the
PLAY/PAUSE button.
3-3-5 Clip List Playback
You can play back clips in the order of clip lists created
with the scene selection function (see page 66).
Playing back in clip list order
Proceed as follows.
1
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If the clip list that you want to play exists on the disc,
load it into the current clip list (see page 66).
3-3 Checking Recording and Playback
Currently selected sub clip
Recording date and time of
selected sub clip
Duration of selected
sub clip
To escape from the thumbnail display to the fullscreen display
Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning it off.
2
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
the sub clip you want to cue up.
3
To cue up the selected sub clip, press the SEL/SET dial
or the MENU knob.
To start playback from the selected sub clip, press the
PLAY/PAUSE button.
3-4 Recording Video
Signals from
External Equipment
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
With this camcorder, you can select in the OPERATION
menu whether to record the video captured by the camera,
or whether to record a signal from an external video
device.
If this switching function is assigned to the ASSIGN 2
switch, regardless of the setting in the OPERATION
menu, you can make the selection with the ASSIGN 2
switch. While recording video from an external device, the
indication “EXT” appears on the viewfinder screen.
Notes
• You can switch the signals to be recorded using the
ASSIGN 2 switch or by a menu operation at any time
while recording on the disc. However, the signals
recorded at the point where the signal is switched may be
distorted. If the camera/external switching function is
assigned to the ASSIGN 2 switch, you cannot use the
following menu operations to switch between camera
and external source input.
• Even when the REC VIDEO SOURCE item is set to
“EXT”, if the external video signal is not input to the
i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400 connector or the GENLOCK
IN connector, the camcorder does not switch to EXT
mode, and the pictures being shot by the camcorder are
recorded on the disc.
3-4-1 Recording a DV Stream From
External Equipment
Notes
• As the i.LINK cable, use an S400-compliant cable which
is as short as possible (up to 1.5 m (5 feet)). It may not
be possible to establish a DV connection when a longer
cable is used.
• Recording a DV stream is possible only when the video
recording format is DVCAM.
If the currently set video recording format is other than
DVCAM, change it to DVCAM referring to 5-1-1 “Setting
the Video Recording Format” on page 75.
Proceed as follows.
3-4 Recording Video Signals from External Equipment
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21 SOURCE SEL
REC VIDEO SOURCE:
EXT REC CONTROL :
PC REMOTE
:
MENU knob
1
TOP
CAM
OFF
DSABL
MENU ON/OFF switch
Holding down the MENU knob, set the MENU ON/
OFF switch to ON.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
The TOP menu appears.
Item
Description
CAM
Records the pictures being shot by the
camcorder.
EXT
Records video signals from the
external equipment connected to the
i.LINK DV IN/OUT or GENLOCK IN
connector.
The b mark on the left of “REC VIDEO SOURCE”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
6
2
3
Turn the MENU knob to display “EXT”.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“OPERATION”.
21 SOURCE SEL
REC VIDEO SOURCE:
EXT REC CONTROL :
PC REMOTE
:
Press the MENU knob.
TOP
EXT
OFF
DSABL
If this is the first time the OPERATION menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page of the OPERATION
menu appears. If the menu has been used before, the
last accessed page appears.
4
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “SOURCE SEL”, and
press the MENU knob.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the SOURCE SEL page appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
21 SOURCE SEL
REC VIDEO SOURCE:
EXT REC CONTROL :
PC REMOTE
:
5
TOP
CAM
OFF
DSABL
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “REC
VIDEO SOURCE”, then press the MENU knob.
7
Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
Notes
• During i.LINK DV stream input, the image on the
viewfinder screen and the color LCD may occasionally
show an overlapped frame or skipped frame, but this
does not affect the recording on the disc.
• During i.LINK DV stream input, the audio within the
DV stream is recorded as the audio input.
• During i.LINK DV stream input, a black picture is
shown on the viewfinder screen and on the color LCD,
and nothing is recorded, if the DV device on the sending
side of the i.LINK DV connection is also in a stream
input state.
3-4-2 Recording Analog Composite
Signals (with the CBK-SC01
Installed)
Installing the CBK-SC01 Composite Input Board in the
camcorder enables you to record analog composite signals
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3-4 Recording Video Signals from External Equipment
from external equipment connected to the GENLOCK IN
connector.
Proceed as follows.
1
3-5 Freezing a Picture
During Playback
Display the SOURCE SEL page on the screen.
For the operation, see 3-4-1 “Recording a DV Stream
From External Equipment” on page 63.
21 SOURCE SEL
TOP
CAM
OFF
DSABL
ILINK
SYNC
0.0%
2
Move the b mark to “EXT VIDEO SOURCE”, and
press the MENU knob.
3
Turn the MENU knob to display “CMPST”.
This ends the setting.
When you input analog composite signals to the
GENLOCK IN connector of the camcorder, these
signals are displayed on the viewfinder screen and the
color LCD, and can be recorded on the disc.
Proceed as follows.
1
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start playback.
2
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button again at the instant
when you want to freeze the picture.
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
REC VIDEO SOURCE:
EXT REC CONTROL :
PC REMOTE
:
EXT VIDEO SOURCE:
EXT OUTPUT DELAY:
SET UP REMOVE
:
Viewing frozen pictures
A frozen picture appears.
The time code is displayed in the counter display and
the PLAY/PAUSE indicator flashes (one flash/
second).
3
To restart playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE button
once again.
When remotely controlling the camcorder from
an RM-B150/B750 remote control unit
You can perform the same operation from the RM-B150/
B750.
Note
Even when the GENLOCK ON/OFF item is set to “OFF”
on the GENLOCK page of the MAINTENANCE menu,
the camcorder is automatically synchronized with the
external reference video signal when the external video
signal is input to the GENLOCK IN connector in EXT
mode. When the setting is switched to CAM mode, or
when no signals are input to the GENLOCK IN connector
even in EXT mode, the camcorder is reset to the original
setting.
3-5 Freezing a Picture During Playback
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Scene Selection
4-1 Overview
Chapter
4
Camcorder’s memory
Current clip list
Can be edited (adding and
deleting, rearranging sub
clips)
Clip lists and sub clips
Scene selection is a function which allows you to save,
load, and edit clip lists consisting of clips recorded on disc,
or parts of clips, arranged in any order. Clips or parts of
clips which have been inserted into clip lists are called sub
clips.
SAVE m M
cClip list playback
and thumbnail
display
LOAD
Disc
Clips recorded on disc
Clip 1
Clip 2
Clip list example
Clip 2
Sub clip 1
Clip 3
E0001
E0002
E0003
:
:
E0099
Clip 4
(Clip list 1)
(Clip list 2)
(Clip list 3)
(Clip list 99)
m
Part of clip 4 Part of clip
3
Sub clip 2
The current clip list is always the target of sub clip creation
and editing.
Sub clip 3
Notes
Clip lists on disc and the current clip list
Up to 99 clip lists can be saved on disc. These clip lists can
be loaded, one at a time, into the camcorder’s memory for
playback and editing. Newly created clip lists are also
saved in the camcorder’s memory.
This manual refers to the clip list which is currently loaded
into the camcorder’s memory as the “current clip list”.
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4-1 Overview
• Data in the camcorder’s memory is lost when the
camcorder is powered off or the disc is ejected. After
creating or editing a clip list, be sure to save it to disc.
• The current clip list cannot be saved to disc when the
disc’s write-protect tab is set to the recording disabled
position.
4-2 Basic Operations
4-2-1 Creating Clip Lists
You can create a clip list by selecting a desired clip from
the thumbnail display, and including it in the clip list as a
sub clip.
Note
Up to 99 clip lists can be handled in the CLIP menu.
Including a clip selected from the
thumbnail display in the clip list
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select the
clip you want to include in the clip list.
3
Hold down the SHIFT button, and press the SEL/SET
dial.
The scene selection window appears.
2~4
1
Thumbnail
indicator
Sub clip
indicator
3
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
ESSENCE MARK
SUB CLIP
S.SEL
CLIP MENU
PRESET
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
To escape from the scene selection window to the
previous screen
Press the RESET button.
2
4
1
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
Proceed as follows.
2
With the sub clip indicator off, press the
THUMBNAIL button, turning on the thumbnail
indicator.
The thumbnails of the clips on the disc appear.
Notes
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to
OFF and press the THUMBNAIL button.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF to ON during
thumbnail display, thumbnail display is cancelled
and replaced with menu display.
Press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
This adds the selected clip to the clip list as a sub clip.
At the same time, this closes the scene selection
window and returns to the original thumbnail display.
5
Repeat steps 2 to 4 until all desired clips have been
added to the clip list.
The scene selection window shows the thumbnails of
the sub clips that have already been included in the clip
list. The cursor within the window indicates the
position in which the next sub clip will be included.
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Total duration of the sub
clips in the current clip list
SEL/SET dial
THUMBNAIL
button
Thumbnail
indicator
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
ESSENCE MARK
S.SEL
SUB CLIP
SUB CLIP button
CLIP MENU
SHIFT button
PRESET
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
MENU knob
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
Cursor
(Insertion position for the next
sub clip to be included)
Thumbnails of the sub clips already
included in the current clip list
To move the cursor within the scene selection
window
When the scene selection window appears as you carry
out step 3, use the SEL/SET dial to move in the desired
direction.
6
Loading a clip list to edit from disc
Proceed as follows.
1
When you have added all of the desired clips, save the
current clip list to disc.
The CLIP menu appears.
For details, see 4-3-2 “Saving the Current Clip List to
Disc” (page 71).
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to
OFF, then press the SUB CLIP button with the
SHIFT button held down.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON while
the CLIP menu is being displayed, thumbnail
display is cancelled and replaced with menu display.
Notes
Note
Unless the current clip list has been saved to disc, its
contents will be lost when the camcorder is powered
off or the disc is ejected. After creating a clip list, be
sure to save it.
<CLIP MENU>
LOAD
SAVE
DELETE
CLEAR
TC PRESET
4-2-2 Editing Clip Lists
You can carry out the following operations on sub clips
within a clip list.
• Moving sub clips (changing the sequence)
• Trimming sub clips
• Deleting sub clips
For details of how to add sub clips, see the procedure in 42-1 “Creating Clip Lists” (page 67).
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With the thumbnail indicator off, hold down the
SHIFT button, and press the SUB CLIP button.
4-2 Basic Operations
2
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the
cursor to LOAD, and press the dial/knob.
A list of the clip lists on the disc appears.
CLIP LIST LOAO
E0001
E0002
E0003
E0004
E0005
E0006
E0007
E0008
E0009
E0010
3
Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning off the
indicator.
ESC
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04/08/25 15:30
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
3
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select the
desired sub clip.
4
Hold down the SHIFT button, and press the SEL/SET
dial.
The sub clip operation menu appears.
Select the desired clip list (except for NEW FILE), and
press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
The message “LOAD OK? YES b NO” appears.
4
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the
b mark to “YES” and press the dial/knob.
5
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
The selected clip list is loaded into the current clip list.
Hold down the SHIFT button and press the SUB CLIP
button.
CLIP menu operations end.
To return to the thumbnail display without moving
the sub clip
Do either of the following.
• Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
EXIT, and press the dial/knob.
• Press the RESET button.
Moving a sub clip
Proceed as follows.
1
Press the SUB CLIP button, turning on the indicator.
2
Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning on the
indicator.
Thumbnails of the sub clips within the current clip list
appear.
Notes
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to
OFF and press the THUMBNAIL button.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF to ON during
thumbnail display, thumbnail display is cancelled
and replaced with menu display.
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Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
MOVE, and press the dial/ knob.
The sub clip movement screen appears. The sub clip
selected in step 3 appears surrounded by a frame.
This shows that third sub clip is moved
to the position of eighth sub clip.
Cursor showing the position to which
the selected sub clip is moved
To escape from the thumbnail display to the fullscreen display
To escape from the sub clip movement screen to the
previous screen
Press the RESET button.
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6
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the
cursor to the position where you want to move the
selected sub clip.
4
Note
To change both the IN point and the OUT point,
repeat steps 3 and 4.
New sub clips are created if the IN and OUT points
span several clips after the change. The number of new
sub clips equals the number of clips.
You can press the THUMBNAIL button to return to
full-screen sub clip display, without moving a sub clip.
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At the point where you want to set the new IN point or
OUT point, select the IN (when changing the IN point)
or the OUT (when changing the OUT point), and press
the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
Press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
The sub clip thumbnail display appears, and you can
check the new position of the sub clip.
To reset the IN point or OUT point, selecting IN or
OUT, hold down the RESET button and press the
SEL/SET dial.
To cue up the IN point or OUT point, hold down the
SHIFT button and press the NEXT or PREV button.
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
Note
You can press the THUMBNAIL button to return to
full-screen sub clip display, without trimming a sub
clip.
5
When the new IN and/or OUT points are set, hold
down the SHIFT button and press the SEL/SET dial.
This carries out the trimming, and the screen returns to
the sub clip thumbnail display.
Trimming a sub clip
Proceed as follows.
1
Carry out steps 1 to 4 in the procedure, “Moving a sub
clip” above.
2
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
TRIM, and press the dial/knob.
The first frame of the selected sub clip appears. In this
state, you can carry out playback and search all clips
on the disc.
To cancel the trim operation
Reset the IN point and the OUT point to return to the
state before the sub clip trimming screen was
displayed, then hold down the SHIFT button and press
the SEL/SET dial.
This cancels the trim, and the screen returns to the sub
clip thumbnail display.
Deleting a sub clip
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To cancel the trim and escape from the sub clip
trim screen
Hold down the SHIFT button and press the SEL/SET
dial.
Proceed as follows.
1
Carry out steps 1 to 4 in the procedure, “Moving a sub
clip” (page 69).
Carry out playback and search to find the new location
of the IN point or OUT point of the selected sub clip.
2
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
DELETE, and press the dial/knob.
4-2 Basic Operations
The sub clip deletion screen appears.
4-3 Clip List Operations
4-3-1 Displaying the CLIP Menu
Proceed as follows.
Note
The CLIP menu can handle up to 99 clip lists.
3
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
OK, and press the dial/knob.
Notes
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
To cancel the deletion, and escape from the sub clip
deletion screen
Do either of the following.
• Select CANCEL, and press the SEL/SET dial or the
MENU knob.
• Press the RESET button.
The screen returns to the sub clip thumbnail display.
With the thumbnail indicator off, hold down the SHIFT
button and press the SUB CLIP button.
The CLIP menu appears.
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to OFF,
then press the SUB CLIP button with the SHIFT button
held down.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON while the
CLIP menu is being displayed, thumbnail display is
cancelled and replaced with menu display.
<CLIP MENU>
This deletes the sub clip, and the screen returns to the
sub clip thumbnail display.
LOAD
SAVE
DELETE
CLEAR
TC PRESET
Use this menu to carry out the following operations.
• Save the current clip list to disc.
• Load a clip list on disc into the current clip list.
• Delete a clip list from disc.
• Clear the current clip list.
• Set the start time code of the current clip list.
Saving edited clip lists to disc
The operations described above (moving, trimming, and
deleting sub clips) are carried out on the current clip list.
Execute the procedure in 4-3-2 “Saving the Current Clip
List to Disc” (page 71) to save the current clip list to disc
again as a clip list.
Note
Unless the current clip list has been saved to disc, its
contents will be lost when the camcorder is powered off or
the disc is ejected. After creating a clip list, be sure to save
it.
4-3-2 Saving the Current Clip List to
Disc
Proceed as follows.
1
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select
SAVE in the CLIP menu, and press the dial/knob.
A list of clip lists appears.
“NEW FILE” is shown for lists which do not exist on
the disc, having names only.
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The message “LOAD OK? YES b NO” appears.
CLIP LIST SAVE
E0001
E0002
E0003
E0004
E0005
E0006
E0007
E0008
E0009
E0010
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NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
The selected clip list is loaded into the current clip list.
4
The date of creation or the title of each clip list is
shown in the list of clip lists. To switch between the
date and the title, hold down the SHIFT button and
press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU button. (The
date of creation is always shown for clip lists without
titles.)
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5
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Notes
• If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to
OFF and press the THUMBNAIL button.
• If you set the MENU ON/OFF to ON during
thumbnail display, thumbnail display is cancelled
and replaced with menu display.
• Unless the current clip list has been saved to disc, its
contents will be lost when you load a new clip list
from the disc.
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the
b mark to “YES” and press the dial/knob.
Hold down the SHIFT button and press the SUB CLIP
button.
4-3-4 Deleting Clip Lists From Disc
CLIP menu operations end.
4-3-3 Loading a Clip List From Disc
Into the Current Clip List
Proceed as follows.
1
Proceed as follows.
1
CLIP LIST LOAO
E0001
E0002
E0003
E0004
E0005
E0006
E0007
E0008
E0009
E0010
ESC
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NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
NEW FILE
The date of creation or the title of each clip list is
shown in the list of clip lists. To switch between the
date and the title, hold down the SHIFT button and
press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU button. (The
date of creation is always shown for clip lists without
titles.)
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Select DELETE in the CLIP menu, and press the SEL/
SET dial or the MENU knob.
A list of clip lists appears.
The date of creation or the title of each clip list is
shown in the list of clip lists. To switch between the
date and the title, hold down the SHIFT button and
turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU button. (The date
of creation is always shown for clip lists without
titles.)
In the CLIP menu, move the cursor to LOAD and press
the SEL/SET dial or the Menu Knob.
A list of clip lists appears.
2
To check the contents of the loaded clip list, press the
SUB CLIP button and the THUMBNAIL button,
turning on the indicators.
Thumbnails of the sub clips in the clip list appear.
Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select the
desired clip list name, and press the dial/knob.
The current clip list is saved to disc.
4
Hold down the SHIFT button and press the SUB CLIP
button.
CLIP menu operations end.
The message “SAVE OK? YES b NO” appears.
3
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the
b mark to “YES” and press the dial/knob.
2
Select the name of the clip list to delete and press the
SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
The message “DELETE OK? YES b NO” appears.
3
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the
b mark to “YES” and press the dial/knob.
The selected clip list is deleted from the disc.
4
Hold down the SHIFT button and press the SUB CLIP
button.
CLIP menu operations end.
Select the desired clip list and press the SEL/SET dial
or the MENU knob.
4-3 Clip List Operations
4-3-5 Clearing the Current Clip List
Proceed as follows to clear the current clip list, leaving it
with no clip list loaded.
1
Select CLEAR in the CLIP menu, and press the SEL/
SET dial or the MENU knob.
2
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the Menu knob to select the
item (HOUR, MIN, SEC, or FRAME) which you want
to set, then press the dial/knob.
3
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the Menu knob until the
desired value is displayed, then press the dial/knob.
4
After all items have been set, select OK, and press the
SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
The following screen display appears.
CLIP LIST CLEAR
ESC
CLEAR CLIP LIST :
EXEC
The starting time code of the current clip list is set to
the specified LTC value. The count starts from that
value when playback starts.
5
Hold down the SHIFT button and press the SUB CLIP
button.
CLIP menu operations end.
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
2
Press the SEL/SET dial or the Menu knob.
The message “EXECUTE OK? YES b NO” appears.
3
Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the
b mark to “YES” and press the dial/knob.
The current clip list is cleared, leaving it with no clip
list loaded.
4
Hold down the SHIFT button and press the SUB CLIP
button.
CLIP menu operations end.
4-3-6 Setting the Start Time code of
the Current Clip List
The start time code (LTC) of the current clip list is set to
00:00:00:00 when the camcorder is powered on and when
a disc is inserted.
You can set the start time code to any value. Proceed as
follows.
1
Select TC PRESET in the CLIP menu, and press the
SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
The following screen display appears.
CLIP LIST TC PRS
HOUR
MIN
SEC
FRAME
:
:
:
:
ESC
00
00
00
00
OK
4-3 Clip List Operations
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4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy
Browsing Software
When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing
Software installed is connected to this unit, you can
transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on
a disc to the computer. On the computer side, PDZ-1
enables you to browse the proxy AV data, add or modify
metadata (titles, comments, essence marks, etc.), or create
a clip list.
The modified metadata and the created clip list can then be
written back to the disc loaded in this unit.
Chapter 4 Scene Selection
System requirements
The following are required to use PDZ-1.
• Computer: PC with Intel Pentium III CPU, at least 1
GHz
Installed memory: at least 512 MB
• Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000 Service
Pack 4 or higher, or Microsoft Windows XP
Professional Service Pack 1 or higher
• Web browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 or
higher
• DirectX: DirectX 8.1b or higher
To install the PDZ-1
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of the
computer and execute the Setup.exe file, then follow the
installation instructions.
For details, refer to the ReadMe file in the CD-ROM.
Notes
• Make sure that the hard disk drive on which the work
folder to store the material transferred from this unit has
adequate free space. The amount of proxy AV data
transferred is about 1.4 GB per disc (when recording in
the DVCAM format).
• To transfer files between the computer and this unit
requires this unit’s IP address and other network-related
settings to be made.
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4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software
Adjustments and
Settings for Recording
5-1 Setting the
Recording Format
(PDW-530/530P only)
Before recording with the PDW-530/530P, it is necessary
to set the recording format for each of video and audio.
Video recording format: MPEG IMX 50 Mbps, 40 Mbps,
30 Mbps, or DVCAM
Audio recording format: 16-bit/48 kHz or 24-bit/48 kHz
Chapter
5
<TOP MENU>
USER
USER MENU CUSTOMIZE
ALL
OPERATION
PAINT
MAINTENANCE
FILE
DIAGNOSIS
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“MAINTENANCE”.
<TOP MENU>
USER
USER MENU CUSTOMIZE
ALL
OPERATION
PAINT
MAINTENANCE
FILE
DIAGNOSIS
Note
It is not possible to combine different recording formats on
a single disc.
5-1-1 Setting the Video Recording
Format
4
You can select the video recording format in a menu, from
MPEG IMX 50 Mbps, MPEG IMX 40 Mbps, MPEG IMX
30 Mbps, and DVCAM.
The factory default selection is “IMX50”.
Proceed as follows.
For menu operations, see 7-1-3 “Basic Menu Operations”
on page 106.
Press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the MAINTENANCE menu has
been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the
MAINTENANCE menu appears.
If the menu has been used before, the last accessed
page appears.
5
1
Turn on the POWER switch.
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “VDR MODE”, and press
the MENU knob to display the VDR MODE page.
2
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch from OFF to ON.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the VDR MODE page appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
The TOP menu appears.
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M09 VDR MODE
REC TALLY BLINK
REC START/STOP
MODE SELECT
TIMER SET
REC FORMAT
6
:
:
:
:
:
ON
OFF
SEL
IH
IMX50
REC TALLY BLINK
REC START/STOP
MODE SELECT
TIMER SET
REC FORMAT
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Turn the MENU knob to display the desired recording
format.
M09 VDR MODE
REC TALLY BLINK
REC START/STOP
MODE SELECT
TIMER SET
REC FORMAT
TOP
:
ON
:
OFF
:
SEL
:
IH
:? IMX40
Press the MENU knob.
This confirms the selection.
9
Align the b mark with “TOP” at the top right of the
menu page, and press the MENU knob.
This returns to the TOP menu.
5-1-2 Setting the Audio Recording
Format
On the PDW-530/530P, when the video recording format
is IMX50/40/30, you can select the audio recording format
in a menu, from 16-bit/48 kHz and 24-bit/48 kHz. The
factory default selection is “16bit”.
Proceed as follows.
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Display the AUDIO-2 page of the MAINTENANCE
menu.
5-1 Setting the Recording Format (PDW-530/530P only)
Press the MENU knob, then turn it to move the b mark
to “AU DATA LEN (IMX)”, and press the MENU
knob.
M06 AUDIO-2
TOP
AU DATA LEN (IMX):?16bit
AU REF LEVEL
: -20db
AU REF OUT
:
0db
AU CH12 AGC MODE : MONO
AU CH34 AGC MODE : MONO
AU AGC SPEC
: -6db
AU LIMITER MODE :
OFF
AU LIMITER
:
ON
I.LINK AUDIO OUT :
2CH
TOP
:
ON
:
OFF
:
SEL
:
IH
:? IMX50
The b mark at the side of “REC FORMAT” changes
to a z mark, and the z mark by “IMX50” changes to
a ? mark.
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2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “REC
FORMAT”, and press the MENU knob again.
M09 VDR MODE
7
For the operation, see the descriptions of steps 1 to 5
of the procedure “Setting the Video Recording
Format” on page 75.
TOP
3
Turn the MENU knob to display the desired format,
and press the MENU knob.
4
Move the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF.
This ends the menu operation.
The above procedure completes the setting of the
recording format.
5-2 Adjusting the Black
Balance and the
White Balance
For details of manual black balance adjustment, refer to
the Maintenance Manual.
To ensure excellent image quality when using this
camcorder, conditions may require that both the black
balance and the white balance be adjusted.
OUTPUT/DCC switch
AUTO W/B BAL switch
Black balance adjustment
To adjust the black balance, proceed as follows.
1
Set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to CAM.
2
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to BLK and release
the switch.
The switch returns to the center position, and the
adjustment is executed.
During adjustment, the following message is displayed
on the viewfinder screen.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
The black balance will require adjustment in the following
cases.
• When the camcorder is used for the first time
• When the camcorder has not been used for a long time
• When the camcorder is used under conditions in which
the surrounding temperature has changed greatly
• When the GAIN selector (L/M/H) values have been
changed by using the USER menu
It is not usually necessary to adjust the black balance when
using the camcorder after it has been off.
White balance adjustment
Always readjust the white balance when the lighting
conditions change.
ABB:EXECUTING
-BLACK SET-
Viewfinder screen displays
If the black balance or white balance adjustment is started,
messages that report on the progress and results are
displayed on the viewfinder screen when the VF DISP
MODE item is set to “2” or “3” on the VF DISP 1 page of
the USER menu.
Note
Black balance and white balance adjustment values that
are automatically set by the camcorder and the various
settings are stored in the camcorder memory and retained
even when the power is turned off.
The messages change
in the following
sequence :
-BLACK SET- t
-BLACK BALANCE-
The black balance adjustment ends in a few seconds
with the message “ABB:OK” and the adjustment value
is automatically stored in memory.
Notes
• During the black balance adjustment, the iris is
automatically closed.
• During the black balance adjustment, the gain selection
circuit is automatically activated so you may see
flickering on the viewfinder screen, but this is not a fault.
5-2-1 Adjusting the Black Balance
In automatic black balance mode, adjustments are
performed in the following order: clamp level, black set,
and black balance. Manual black balance adjustment can
be selected from the setup menu.
Note that the automatic black balance adjustment
includes a function to correct for white flecks caused in
the CCDs by cosmic rays, in addition to the normal
black balance operation.
If automatic black balance adjustment
cannot be made
If the black balance adjustment cannot be completed
normally, an error message will appear for about 3 seconds
on the viewfinder screen (in display mode 2 or 3).
Possible messages are listed below.
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Black balance adjustment error messages
Error message
Meaning
ABB : NG
IRIS NOT
CLOSED
The lens iris did not close; adjustment
was impossible.
ABB : NG
TIME LIMIT
Adjustment could not be completed
within the standard number of attempts.
ABB : NG
R (or G or B) :
OVERFLOW
The difference between the reference
value and the current value is so great
that it exceeds the range. Adjustment
was impossible.
FILTER selector
OUTPUT/DCC
switch: CAM
If any of the above error messages is displayed, retry the
black balance adjustment.
Keep pushing the AUTO W/B BAL to BLK until “BLACK SET-” appears after “-BLACK BALANCE-”
appears. If the error message occurs again, an internal
check is necessary.
WHITE BAL
switch: A or B 1)
For information about this internal check, refer to the
Maintenance Manual.
GAIN selector: Set as low as
possible.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
Note
If the lens cable is not firmly connected to the LENS
connector, it may not be possible to adjust the lens iris. If
this happens, the black balance will be incorrect.
1) White balance setting values are stored in memory B only
when the WHITE SWITCH <B> item is set to “MEM” on
the FUNCTION 2 page of the OPERATION menu.
Black balance memory
If the setting of the GAIN selector or WHITE BAL
switch is changed, a message reporting the new setting
position appears for about 3 seconds in the setting
change and adjustment progress message display area
of the viewfinder screen.
Values stored in memory are held until the black balance
is next adjusted.
If a memory error occurs
If the error message “: STORED DATA : NG” flashes on
the viewfinder screen when the camcorder is turned on, the
black balance and white balance memory contents have
been lost.
Adjust the black balance and white balance again. Contact
your Sony representative if this message continues to
appear even after the black balance and white balance have
been adjusted again.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
5-2-2 Adjusting the White Balance
2
For the PDW-530/530P:
FILTER selector (outer knob) setting and CC filter
selection
FILTER selector (outer knob) CC filter
setting
A
Cross filter
B
3200 K
C
4300 K
D
6300 K
To automatically adjust the white balance
When you make automatic white balance adjustment, the
adjustment value obtained is saved in memory.
Proceed as follows.
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Set the switches and selectors as shown in the figure
below.
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Set the FILTER selector to suit the lighting conditions
as follows.
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter
selection
FILTER selector (inner knob) ND filter
setting
1
Clear
2
1/
4
3
1/
16
ND
ND
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter
selection
FILTER selector (inner knob) ND filter
setting
4
1
/64 ND
For the PDW-510/510P:
AUTO W/B BAL switch
FILTER selector setting and filter selection
FILTER selector setting
Filter selection
1
3200 K
2
5600 K + 1/8 ND
3
5600 K
4
5600 K + 1/64 ND
If the setting of the FILTER selector is changed, a
message reporting the setting appears for about 3
seconds in the setting change and adjustment progress
message display area of the viewfinder screen (in
display mode 3).
During adjustment, the message “WHITE : OP” is
displayed on the viewfinder screen (in display mode 2
or 3).
The white balance adjustment ends in about one
second with the message shown in the following
figure, and the adjustment setting is automatically
stored in the memory (A or B) that was selected in step
1.
Place a white test card under the same lighting
conditions as for the subject to be shot and zoom up to
it.
Rectangle centered on
the screen. The lengths
of the sides are 70% of
the length and width of
the screen.
The white object must
be within the rectangle
and have an area of at
least 10% of the screen.
Note
Make sure there are not bright spots in the rectangle.
Adjust the lens iris.
Manually adjusted lens: set the iris to an appropriate
setting.
Lens with automatic iris: set the automatic/manual
switch on the lens to automatic.
5
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to WHT and then
release the switch.
Approximate color
temperature of the
subject
AWB:OK
. K
Alternatively, any white object such as a cloth or a
wall can be used.
The absolute minimum white area is as follows.
4
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3
The switch returns to the center position, and the
adjustment is executed.
Note
If the camera has a zoom lens with an automatic iris,
the iris may hunt 1) during the adjustment. To prevent
this, adjust the iris gain knob (indicated as IG, IS, or S)
on the lens.
For details, refer to the lens operation manual.
1)Hunting
Repeated brightening and darkening of the image, resulting from
repeated response to automatic iris control.
If the automatic white balance adjustment
cannot be made
If the white balance adjustment cannot be completed
normally, an error message will appear for about 3 seconds
on the viewfinder screen.
Possible messages are listed below.
White balance adjustment error messages
Error message
Meaning
WHITE : NG
LOW LEVEL
The white video level is too low.
Either open the lens iris or increase
the gain.
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Error message
Meaning
If a memory error occurs
WHITE : NG
COLOR TEMP HIGH
The color temperature is too high.
Select a suitable filter setting.
WHITE : NG
COLOR TEMP LOW
The color temperature is too low.
Select a suitable filter setting.
WHITE : NG
TIME LIMIT
Adjustment could not be completed
within the standard number of
attempts.
WHITE : NG
POOR WHITE AREA
The white area could not be
checked.
If the error message “: STORED DATA : NG” flashes on
the viewfinder screen when the camcorder is turned on, the
white balance and black balance memory contents have
been lost.
Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Contact
your Sony representative if this message continues to
appear even after the white balance and black balance have
been adjusted again.
WHITE : NG
OVER LEVEL
The white video level is too high.
Either stop down the lens iris or
change the ND filter.
If any of the above error messages is displayed, retry the
white balance adjustment. If the error message occurs
again, an internal check is necessary.
For information about this internal check, refer to the
Maintenance Manual.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
If you have no time to adjust the white
balance
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
The white balance is automatically set as follows,
depending on the FILTER selector setting.
• PDW-530/530P:
B: 3200K, C: 4300 K, D: 6300K
• PDW-510/510P:
1: 3200 K, 3: 5600 K
For details about setting the white balance manually, see
“To automatically adjust the white balance” on page 78.
White balance memory
Values stored in memory are held until the white balance
is next adjusted.
There are two sets of white balance memories, A and B,
and adjustments for each of the filters can be automatically
stored in the memory corresponding to the setting (A or B)
of the WHITE BAL switch. The camcorder has four builtin filters, so a total of eight (4 × 2) adjustments can be
stored. The number of memories allocated to each of A and
B can be limited to one by setting the WHT FILTER INH.
item to “ON” on the FUNCTION 3 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu. In this case, the memory
contents are not linked to the filter settings.
If the WHITE BAL switch is set to B, and on the
FUNCTION 2 page of the OPERATION menu, the
WHITE SWITCH <B> item is set to “ATW”, the ATW
function is activated to automatically adjust the white
balance of the picture being shot for varying lighting
conditions.
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5-2 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
5-3 Setting the
Electronic Shutter
This section describes the shutter modes that can be used
with the electronic shutter of the camcorder, and describes
the procedure for selecting the shutter speed and shutter
mode.
Shutter
mode
Shutter speed
Application
EVS
(Enhanced
Vertical
definition
System)
Shutter speed currently
selected in the Standard or
ECS mode
Improved
vertical
resolution.
However, the
sensitivity and
dynamic range
are reduced.
1) Only when the CBK-FC01 is installed.
2) The SLS mode can only be selected when the CCD scan mode(see page
129) is set to “I (interlace scan)”.
5-3-1 Shutter Modes
Notes
The shutter modes that can be used with the electronic
shutter and the shutter speeds that can be selected are listed
below.
Selectable shutter modes and shutter speeds
Shutter speed
Application
Standard
PDW-510/ Scan Mode:I
530
1/100, 1/125,
1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000
(sec.)
Scan Mode:PsF
1/40, 1/60, 1/120,
1/125, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000 (sec.)
Scan Mode:24P 1)
1/32, 1/48, 1/96,
1/125, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000 (sec.):
For shooting
fast-moving
subjects with
little blurring.
PDW510P/
530P
ECS
(Extended
Clear
Scan)
PDW-510/ Scan Mode:I
530
60.0 to 6000 Hz
Scan Mode:PsF
30.0 to 7000 Hz
Scan Mode:24P 1)
24.0 Hz to 5000
Hz
PDW510P/
530P
SLS 2)
(slow
speed
shutter)
Scan Mode:I
1/60, 1/125,
1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000
(sec.)
Scan Mode:PsF
1/33, 1/50, 1/100,
1/125, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000 (sec.)
Scan Mode:I
50.0 to 6000 Hz
Scan Mode:PsF
25.0 to 6000 Hz
1 (1/30 sec for PDW-510/530,
1/25 sec for PDW-510P/530P)
to 8, 16 frames (1/2 sec for
PDW-510/530, 2/3 sec for
PDW-510P/530P)
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
Shutter
mode
• Whatever the operating mode of the electronic shutter,
the sensitivity of the CCD decreases with increasing
shutter speed.
• When the automatic iris is used, the iris opens wider as
the shutter speed increases, thus reducing the depth of
field.
• Under artificial light, particularly fluorescent or mercury
lamps, the light intensity may appear to be constant, but
the red, green, and blue intensities are actually changing
in synchronization with the frequency of the power
supply causing flicker. Using an electronic shutter under
such lighting could make the flicker even worse. Color
flicker is particularly likely to happen when the power
supply frequency is 60 Hz (with the PDW-510/530) or
50 Hz (with the PDW-510P/530P). However, if the
power frequency is 50 Hz (with the PDW-510/530) or 60
Hz (with the PDW-510P/530P), setting the shutter speed
to 1/100 or 1/60 can reduce this flicker.
• When a bright object is shot in EVS mode or ECS mode
in such a manner that it fills the screen, the upper edge of
the picture may have poor quality because of an inherent
characteristic of CCDs. Before using EVS mode or ECS
mode, check the shooting conditions.
You can turn on or off the EVS mode on the SW STATUS
page of the PAINT menu.
For obtaining
images with
no horizontal
bands of noise
when shooting
subjects such
as monitor
screens.
5-3-2 Selecting the Shutter Mode
and Shutter Speed
Use the SHUTTER selector to select a shutter mode or a
standard-mode shutter speed. To set the shutter speed in
ECS or SLS mode, with the SHUTTER selector set to ON
and the ECS or SLS mode selected, use the MENU knob
for adjustment.
You can use the SHT ENABLE page of the OPERATION
menu to narrow the range of choice in advance, or to select
in advance whether or not you use ECS/SLS.
For shooting
subjects in low
level lighting
conditions
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Setting the shutter mode and standardmode shutter speed
Standard mode (with scan mode:I)
Once the shutter speed is selected, it is retained even when
the camcorder power is turned off.
1
2
Follow the procedure described in 7-2-2 “Selecting the
Display Items” (page 114) to set the VF DISPLAY
MODE item to “2” or “3” on the VF DISP 1 page of
the USER menu.
SLS mode
ECS mode
1/100: for PDW-510/530
1/60: for PDW-510P/530P
Push the SHUTTER selector from ON to SELECT.
Setting the shutter speed in ECS mode
Proceed as follows.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
1
2
Setting the shutter speed in ECS (Extended Clear Scan) mode
SHUTTER selector
1
For the operation, see the previous item “Setting the
shutter mode and standard-mode shutter speed”.
The current shutter setting indication appears for about
3 seconds in the setting change and adjustment
progress message display area of the viewfinder
screen.
Examples: “: SS : 1/250”, “: SLS : 1/30 : 1FRAME”,
“: ECS : 60.0 Hz”
3
Set the shutter speed mode to ECS.
Before the shutter setting indication disappears, push
the SHUTTER selector down to SELECT again and
repeat this until the desired mode or speed appears.
ECS:60.00Hz
Pushing the SHUTTER selector down to SELECT
repeatedly allows you to cycle through the settings of
mode and speed preselected on the SHT ENABLE
page of the OPERATION menu.
Note that all modes and all standard-mode speeds
listed in the table on page 81 are preselected using the
SHT ENABLE page of the OPERATION menu.
By factory default, all available shutter modes and
shutter speeds are displayed in the sequence shown in
the following figure. (You can use the SHT ENABLE
page of the OPERATION menu to make a setting so
that only the desired (or most frequently used) modes
and speeds are displayed.)
Example of view finder screen display for ECS setting operation
2
Turn the MENU knob clockwise or counterclockwise
until the desired frequency appears.
See the table “Selectable shutter modes and shutter
speeds” (page 81) for the frequency range which can
be changed.
When the RM-B150 Remote Control Unit is
connected
You can set the shutter speed of ECS with the rotary
encoder of the RM-B150.
Setting the shutter speed in SLS mode
Proceed as follows.
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5-3 Setting the Electronic Shutter
1
2
MENU ON/OFF switch
MENU knob
Setting the shutter speed in SLS (Slow Speed Shutter) mode
1
Set the shutter speed mode to SLS.
For the operation, see “Setting the shutter mode and
standard-mode shutter speed” on page 82.
Changing the range of choice of shutter mode and speed settings
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON while holding
down the MENU knob.
The TOP menu appears.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
SLS: 1/30 : 1FRAME
Example of viewfinder screen display for SLS setting operation
2
Turn the MENU knob until the desired number of
frames appears.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
OPERATION.
3
Press the MENU knob.
The number of frames can be set to values in the range
1 to 8, and 16. (1 frame nearly equals to 1/30 second
(PDW-510/530) or 1/25 second (PDW-510P/530P)).
Changing the range of choice of shutter
mode and speed settings
You can reduce the time required to select the shutter mode
and speed by narrowing the choice of settings in advance.
This can be done by using the SHT ENABLE page of the
OPERATION menu.
Proceed as follows.
If this is the first time the OPERATION menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page of the OPERATION
menu appears. If the menu has been used before, the
last accessed page appears.
4
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “SHT ENABLE”, then
press the MENU knob to display the SHT ENABLE
page.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the SHT ENABLE page appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
Note
The settings selected on the SHT ENABLE page of the
OPERATION menu become invalid when the RM-B150
Remote Control Unit is connected to the camcorder.
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SHUTTER
SHUTTER
SHUTTER
SHUTTER
SHUTTER
SHUTTER
SHUTTER
SHUTTER
SLS
ECS
1/100
1/125
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
(This menu display is for the PDW-510/530. For the
PDW-510P/530P, “SHUTTER 1/60” is displayed
instead of “SHUTTER 1/100”.)
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5
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
shutter mode or shutter speed you want, then press the
MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
6
Turn the MENU knob until “ON” appears, then press
the MENU knob.
The z mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting
changes to a z mark.
To set another mode or speed, return to step 5.
Note that only the shutter speeds set to “ON” can be
selected with the SHUTTER selector.
7
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
The menu disappears from the screen and the display
indicating the current status of the camcorder appears
along the top and bottom of the screen.
5-4 Changing the
Reference Value for
Automatic Iris
Adjustment
The reference value for automatic iris adjustment can be
changed to aid the shooting of clear pictures of back-lit
subjects, or to prevent blown-out highlights. The reference
value for the lens iris can be set within the following range
with respect to the standard value.
• 0.5: about 0.5 stop further open
• 1: about 1 stop further open
• –0.5: about 0.5 stop further closed
• –1: about 1 stop further closed
Also you can set the area where light detection occurs.
Changing the reference value
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
If this is the first time the USER menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page of the USER menu
appears. If the menu has been used before, the last
accessed page appears.
2
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to AUTO IRIS, then press
the MENU knob to display the AUTO IRIS page.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the AUTO IRIS page appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “IRIS
OVERRIDE”, then press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
4
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5-4 Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris Adjustment
Turn the MENU knob until “ON” appears, then press
the MENU knob.
The z mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting
changes to a z mark.
The IRIS OVERRIDE item is set to “ON”.
5
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF.
The AUTO IRIS page disappears from the screen.
6
Turn the MENU knob to change the reference value.
Opening the lens iris
Iris opened by 1 stop
(two bars)
Note
Be sure to confirm that the current shutter mode is not
ECS.
Iris opened by 0.5 stop
(one bar)
The changed reference value is retained until the
power of the camcorder is turned off.
Even if the reference value is changed, it reverts to the
standard value every time the power is turned on.
Stopping down the lens iris
Iris stopped down by 1 stop
(two bars)
Iris stopped down by 0.5 stop
(one bar)
To open the iris by 1 stop:
Turn the MENU knob counterclockwise as seen from
the front of the camera.
Two bars (ss) appear in the upper part to the left of
the F number in the iris indication.
To stop down the iris by 0.5 stop:
Turn the MENU knob clockwise as seen from the front
of the camera.
One bar (s) appears in the lower part to the left of the
F number in the iris indication.
To stop down the iris by 1 stop:
Turn the MENU knob further clockwise as seen from
the front of the camera.
Two bars (ss) appear in the lower part to the left of
the F number in the iris indication.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
To open the iris by 0.5 stop:
Turn the MENU knob counterclockwise as seen from
the front of the camera.
One bar (s) appears in the upper part to the left of the
F number in the iris indication.
Adjusting the reference value for automatic iris adjustment
When the RM-B150 Remote Control Unit is
connected
The IRIS control knob of the RM-B150 can be used for
lens iris setting. In this case, the bar display (s) does not
appear.
Selecting the automatic iris window
Proceed as follows.
1
Follow the procedure of steps 1 and 2 described in the
previous item “Changing the reference value” to
display the AUTO IRIS page.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “IRIS
WINDOW IND”, then press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “IRIS WINDOW IND”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
3
Turn the MENU knob until “ON” appears, then press
the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
The currently selected auto iris window appears on the
screen.
If it is not necessary to display the auto iris window on
the screen, set to “OFF”.
4
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “IRIS
WINDOW”, then press the MENU knob.
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The b mark changes to a z mark and the z mark
changes to a ? mark.
5
Turn the MENU knob until the desired auto iris
window appears, then press the MENU knob.
The shaded parts indicate the area
where light detection occurs.
Auto iris window
The z mark on changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
If you select “VARIABLE”, the following items
become effective and you can set the window of the
desired size. Set each item to the desired size.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
Item
Setting
IRIS VAR WIDTH
The width of the window
IRIS VAR
HEIGHT
The height of the window
IRIS VAR H POS. The position of the window in the
horizontal direction
IRIS VAR V POS.
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The position of the window in the
vertical direction.
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF or close the
cover of the menu operating section.
The menu disappears from the screen and the display
indicating the current status of the camcorder appears
along the top and bottom of the screen.
5-5 Adjusting the Audio
Level
Setting the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to
AUTO automatically adjusts the input levels of the audio
signal to be recorded in audio channels 1 and 2. You can
also adjust the audio level manually.
For the audio level of the signal to be recorded in
audio channels 3 and 4
The input levels for audio channels 3 and 4 are either
automatically adjusted, or are fixed.
5-5-1 Manually Adjusting the Audio
Levels of the Audio Inputs
From the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2
Connectors
Proceed as follows to adjust the audio levels of the audio
inputs from the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors, which
are to be recorded in audio channels 1 and 2.
With the XLR connection automatic detection function
being on, when a cable is connected to the AUDIO IN CH1
or CH2 connector, the input from these connectors is
automatically selected for audio recording. In this case,
start the operation from step 2.
You can turn on and off the XLR connection automatic
detection function on the AUDIO-1 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu.
To counter problems with very bright
highlights
If the subject is too bright, the iris may close too much,
leaving the overall image dark, or the highlights may be
blown out. In such cases, setting the highlight clip function
on reduces the luminance range, avoiding problems from
the automatic iris correction.
In the AUTO IRIS page of the USER menu, set the CLIP
HIGH LIGHT item to “ON”.
3
2
1
MIC LEVEL control
Manual adjustment of the audio levels of channels 1 and 2
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5-5 Adjusting the Audio Level
1
To adjust the signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1 or
AUDIO IN CH2 connector, set the AUDIO IN CH-1
or AUDIO IN CH-2 switch to REAR. To adjust both
input signals, set both switches to REAR.
2
Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es) corresponding to
the channel(s) selected in step 1 to MANUAL.
3
With the LEVEL control for the channel selected in
step 1, adjust so that the audio level meter shows up to
–20 dB for a normal input volume.
The second bar from the top may turn on occasionally,
but do not allow the top bar (0 dB) to go on. If it goes
on, the audio level is too high.
All bars go on.
These bars go on.
You can adjust the audio level input from the front
microphone connected to the MIC IN connector, which is
to be recorded on audio channels 1 and 2.
Note
If the XLR connection automatic detection mode is on,
when the cables are connected to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2
connectors, the camcorder detects the connection to the
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors. Thus, the AUDIO IN
switches are internally reset to REAR and the audio signals
input to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors are
automatically selected.
Before adjusting the audio level of the front microphone,
confirm that no cables are connected to the AUDIO IN
CH1/CH2 connectors. Alternatively, set the REAR XLR
AUTO item to “OFF” on the AUDIO-1 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu.
Excessive input level
Correspondence between recording level
adjustments and audio level controls
In the AUDIO-3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, you
can select which audio level control controls the audio
recording level of the input to each of the AUDIO IN CH1/
CH2 connectors. The correspondence between the controls
and the menu items and settings is as follows.
Level to be Control
adjusted
Channel-1
recording
level
Channel-2
recording
level
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
Normal input level
5-5-2 Manually Adjusting the Audio
Level of the Front Microphone
Menu item
LEVEL (CH-1) control REAE1/
(on the left)
WRR
LEVEL
MIC LEVEL control
3
SIDE1
FRONT
LEVEL (CH-1) control
is linked with MIC
LEVEL control.
F+S1
LEVEL (CH-2) control REAE2/
(on the right)
WRR
LEVEL
MIC LEVEL control
SIDE2
LEVEL (CH-2) control
is linked with MIC
LEVEL control.
2
Setting
1
F+S2
When you have operation of the LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2)
controls and MIC LEVEL control linked together, if the
MIC LEVEL control is set to 0, the audio signals on
channels 1 and 2 cannot be recorded. Check the position of
the MIC LEVEL control before adjusting the LEVEL
(CH-1/CH-2) controls.
Set either or both of the AUDIO IN switch(es) to
FRONT as follows:
When using the front microphone input for both
channels 1 and 2: Set both AUDIO IN switches to
FRONT.
When using the front microphone input for either
channel 1 or 2: Set the AUDIO IN switch for the
desired channel to FRONT.
FRONT
Note
1
2
Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es) for the desired
channel(s) selected in step 1 to MANUAL.
3
Turn the MIC LEVEL control, and adjust so that the
audio level meter shows up to –20 dB for a normal
input volume.
• The 10 bars from the bottom among 20 bars go on
with the normal input volume.
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• The second top bar may turn on occasionally, but do
not allow the top bar to go on. If it goes on, the audio
level is too high.
Correspondence between recording level
adjustments and audio level controls
In the AUDIO-3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, you
can select which audio level control controls the audio
recording level of the front microphone input. The
correspondence between the controls and the menu items
and settings is as follows.
Level to be Control
adjusted
Menu item
Setting
Channel-1
recording
level
MIC CH1
LEVEL
FRONT
MIC LEVEL control
LEVEL (CH-1) control
(on the left)
LEVEL (CH-1) control
is linked with MIC
LEVEL control.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
Channel-2
recording
level
MIC LEVEL control
LEVEL (CH-2) control
(on the right)
SIDE
F: The audio signal from the front microphone
is recorded.
R: The audio signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1
connector is recorded.
W: The audio signal of the wireless microphone
is recorded.
F: Same as with the CH3 switch.
R: The audio signal input to the AUDIO IN CH2
connector is recorded.
W: Same as with the CH3 switch.
Audio signals to be recorded on audio channels 3 and 4
MIC CH2
LEVEL
FRONT
SIDE2
F+S1
Note
When you have operation of the MIC LEVEL control and
LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) controls linked together, if the
LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) controls are set to 0, the audio
signals on channels 1 and 2 cannot be recorded. Check the
position of the LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) controls before
adjusting the MIC LEVEL control.
5-5-3 Recording Audio on Channels
3 and 4
Selecting the recorded audio
You can select the audio recorded on audio channels 3 and
4 with the AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches, or you can
have the selection made automatically, as follows.
To automatically select the same audio as on
channels 1 and 2
In the AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, set
the AUDIO CH3/4 MODE item to “CH 1/2”.
Adjusting the audio recording levels
In the AUDIO-2 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, set
the AU CH34 AGC MODE item as follows.
For automatic adjustment: select “STREO” or
“MONO”.
5-5 Adjusting the Audio Level
Note
The type of audio recorded on audio channels 3 and 4 does
not depend on the XLR connection automatic detection
function. It is determined only by the switch settings.
F+S1
LEVEL (CH-2) control
is linked with MIC
LEVEL control.
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For fixed settings: select “OFF”.
Press the RESET button.
5-6 Setting the Time
Data
5
F-RUN: Free run. The time code generator keeps
running.
R-RUN: Recording run. The time code generator runs
only while recording.
5-6-1 Setting the Time Code
The time code setting range is from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23
: 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) for the
PDW-510/530, and from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 :
24 for the PDW-510P/530P.
Note
When the scan mode is 24P (with the CBK-FC01
expansion board installed), the value of the least
significant digit is limited to 0 or 5.
To set the time code, proceed as follows.
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN or RRUN.
To set the drop frame mode/non-drop frame
mode (only for the PDW-510/530)
You can select the drop frame (DF) mode or non-drop
frame (NDF) mode on the FUNCTION 1 page of the
USER menu or OPERATION menu or on the TIMECODE
page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
Note
When the scan mode is 24P (with the CBK-FC01
expansion board installed), NDF is selected automatically,
regardless of the menu setting.
1
RESET
button
1
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to REGEN.
2
Press the RET button on the lens.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
To make the time code consecutive
When the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch is set to R-RUN,
recording a number of scenes on the disc normally
produces consecutive time code. However, once you
remove the disc and record on another disc, the time code
will no longer be contiguous when you use again the
original disc for recording. In this case, to make the time
code consecutive, proceed as follows.
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
4
ESSENCE MARK
SUB CLIP
S.SEL
CLIP MENU
PRESET
2
3
REGEN
CLOCK
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
5-6-2 Saving the Actual Time in the
Time Code
Setting the time code
1
Set the DISPLAY switch to TC.
2
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to PRESET.
3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.
The first (leftmost) digit of time code flashes.
4
This reads the previous recording and synchronizes the
internal time code generator, thus allowing the new
time code recorded to follow on consecutively.
Use the SEL/SET dial to set the time code value.
To change the value of the flashing digit, turn the dial,
and to shift to the next digit, press the dial. Repeat this
until all desired digits are set.
Setting the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to CLOCK
saves the actual time in the time code.
When it is necessary to set the actual time, use the TIME/
DATE page of the DIAGNOSIS menu.
For details, see 7-3-6 “Setting the Date/Time of the
Internal Clock” on page 127.
5-6-3 Setting the User Bits
By setting the user bits (up to 8 hexadecimal digits), you
can record user information such as the date, time, or scene
number on the time code track.
To set the user bits, proceed as follows.
To reset the time code value to 00:00:00:00
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regeneration of an external time code. You can also
synchronize the time code generators of other camcorders/
VTRs with the internal generator of this camcorder.
Connections for time code
synchronization
Connect both the reference video signal and the external
time code as illustrated below.
1
RESET
button
Example 1: Synchronizing with an external time code
THUMBNAIL
SEL/SET
3
ESSENCE MARK
S.SEL
SUB CLIP
CLIP MENU
PRESET
SHIFT
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
REGEN
CLOCK
GENLOCK IN 1)
Reference video signal
2,4
Setting the user bits
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
TC IN
1
Set the DISPLAY switch to U-BIT.
2
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.
External time code
1) Set GENLOCK to ON on the GENLOCK page of the
MAINTENANCE menu, if GENLOCK is set to OFF.
The first (leftmost) digit flashes.
3
Use the SEL/SET dial to set the user bit data.
To change the value of the flashing digit, turn the dial,
and to shift to the next digit, press the dial. Repeat this
until all desired digits are set.
Hexadecimal digits A to F are displayed as follows:
Example 2: Interconnecting a number of camcorders
for time code synchronization
TEST OUT
TC OUT
Reference camcorder
Hexadecimal
A
B
C
D
E
F
Display
A
b
C
d
E
F
TC IN
GENLOCK IN 1)
TC OUT
To reset the user bit data to 00:00:00:00
Press the RESET button.
4
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN or RRUN, corresponding to the desired operating mode for
the time code generator.
The set user bit data will be recorded for both LTC and
VITC.
To store the user bit setting in memory
The user bit setting (apart from the real time) is
automatically retained in memory even when the power is
turned off.
TEST OUT
GENLOCK IN 1)
TC IN
TC OUT
TEST OUT
To another camcorder to be synchronized
1) Set GENLOCK to ON on the GENLOCK page of the
MAINTENANCE menu, if GENLOCK is set to OFF.
Procedure for time code synchronization
5-6-4 Synchronizing the Time Code
You can synchronize the internal time code generator of
this camcorder with an external generator for the
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5-6 Setting the Time Data
To synchronize the time code, proceed as follows.
4
1
3
2
5
time code cannot be synchronized with the reference
video signal. In this case, set the GENLOCK item to
“ON” on the GENLOCK page of the MAINTENANCE
menu.
• When the scan mode is 24P (with the CBK-FC01
expansion board installed), genlock is not established
even if you connect an external reference time code
during recording.
User bit settings during time code
synchronization
When the time code is synchronized, only the time data is
synchronized with the external time code value. Therefore,
the user bits can have their own settings for each
camcorder.
You can also synchronize the user bits with external user
bit data.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
1
Turn on the POWER switch.
2
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to PRESET.
3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN.
4
Set the DISPLAY switch to TC.
5
Supply a time code signal and a reference video signal
complying with the SMPTE (for PDW-510/530) or
EBU (for PDW-510P/530P) standard and in proper
phase relationship, to the TC IN connector and to the
GENLOCK IN connector, respectively.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
Synchronizing the time code
To release the time code synchronization
First disconnect the external time code, then set the FRUN/SET/R-RUN switch to R-RUN.
To change the power supply from the battery
pack to an external power supply during time
code synchronization
To maintain a continuous power supply, connect the
external power supply to the DC IN connector before
removing the battery pack. You may lose time code
synchronization if you remove the battery pack first.
Camera synchronization during time code
synchronization
During time code synchronization, the camera is
genlocked to the reference video signal input from the
GENLOCK IN connector.
This operation synchronizes the internal time code
generator with the external time code. After about 10
seconds, you can disconnect the external time code
without losing the synchronization. However, there
will be noise on the recorded image if you connect or
disconnect the time code signal during recording.
Notes
• When you finish the above procedure, the internal time
code is immediately synchronized with the external time
code and the counter display will show the value of the
external time code. However, wait for a few seconds
until the sync generator stabilizes before recording.
• If the frequency of the reference video signal is not the
same as the frame frequency of the camcorder, the
camera cannot be correctly genlocked. In such a case, the
internal time code is not correctly synchronized with the
external time code.
• When the GENLOCK ON/OFF item is set to “OFF” on
the GENLOCK page of the MAINTENANCE menu, the
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5-7 Setting the
Thumbnail Image
When the unit is shipped from the factory, it is set up to
display the first frame of a clip as the clip’s thumbnail
image (see page 60). As required, you can select another
frame to display as a clip’s thumbnail image.
For example, if all clips have the same image in their first
frames, you can specify a frame a few seconds after the
start of the clip, so that all thumbnails will not show the
same image.
To select the frame to display as a clip’s
thumbnail image
Proceed as follows.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording
1
Turn the POWER switch on.
2
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch to ON.
The TOP menu appears.
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“MAINTENANCE”.
4
Press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the MAINTENANCE menu has
been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the
MAINTENANCE menu appears. If the menu has been
used before, the last accessed page appears.
5
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “ESSENCE MARK”,
then press the MENU knob.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the ESSENCE MARK page appears, then press
the MENU knob to select the page.
6
Press the MENU knob, then turn it to move the b mark
to “INDEX PIC.POS.”, and press the MENU knob
again.
The b mark changes to a z mark, and the z mark
changes to a ? mark.
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5-7 Setting the Thumbnail Image
?M10 ESSENCE MARK
TOP
SHOT MARK 1
:
OFF
SHOT MARK 2
:
OFF
OVER AUDIO LIMIT :
OFF
GAIN CHG. MARK
:
OFF
FILTER CHG. MARK :
OFF
SHUTTER CHG. MARK:
OFF
WHITE CHG. MARK :
OFF
FLASH MARK
:
OFF
FLASH MARK LEVEL :
10
INDEX PIC. POS. :? 0SEC
7
Turn the MENU knob to select the desired time.
8
Press the MENU knob.
The selection is confirmed.
9
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF to end the
menu operation.
File Operations
6-1 Overview
Chapter
6
root a)
INDEX.XML
A remote computer can be connected to this unit and used
to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data
files, such as video and audio data files.
There are two way to connect a remote computer.
• FAM connection
Connect the S400 (i.LINK) connector on this unit to
the i.LINK (IEEE1394) connector on the remote
computer, using an i.LINK cable (see page 96).
• FTP connection
Connect the network connectors on this unit and the
remote computer, using a network cable (see page 98).
DISCMETA.XML
Clip
C0001.MXF
C0001M01.XML
C0002.MXF
C0002M01.XML
6-1-1 Directory Structure
C0003.MXF
The following figure shows the directory structure of discs
visible to a remote computer.
C0003M01.XML
Edit
Note
E0001E01.SMI
This structure is not the same as the actual structure
recorded on the disc.
E0001M01.XML
E0002E01.SMI
E0002M01.XML
Sub
C0001S01.MXF
C0002S01.MXF
C0003S01.MXF
General
a) Root directory
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6-1-2 File Operation Restrictions
This section explains which operations are possible on
files stored in each directory.
When required, the following operation tables distinguish
reading and writing from partial reading and writing.
Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the end of
the file.
Partial read: Read only a part of the data in the file.
Write: Write data sequentially from the start to the end of
the file.
Partial write: Write data to a part of the file only.
Root directory
File name
Content
Operations
Read/
Write/
Rename
Partial read Partial write
Create
Delete
Yes
INDEX.XML
Contains information about all
material on the disc.
DISCMETA.XML
Contains the disc ID and disc label. Yes
Other files
Files other than the above
−
No
No
No
No
Yes a)
No
No
No
No
−
No
−
Create
Delete
a) Only files which can be written by XDCAM
Notes
• Directories cannot be created in the root directory.
• The directories in the root directory (Clip, Edit, Sub, and
General) cannot be deleted or renamed.
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Clip Directory
File name
Content
Operations
Read/
Write/
Rename
Partial read Partial write
C*.MXF
Clip file created by recording (MXF Yes
file)
*: 0001 to 0300
No
No
Yes a)
Yes b)
C*M01.XML
Metadata file generated
automatically when C*.MXF file is
created.
*: 0001 to 0300
Yes
Yes c)
No
No d)
No e)
Other files
Files other than the above
−
No
−
No
−
a) Only files which are 2 seconds or longer in length, in a format matching
the line mode format (525/625) and recording format (IMX50/IMX40/
IMX30/DVCAM and number of audio channels) of the recorded sections
of the disc, and which can be overwritten by XDCAM.
b) Only most recently recorded clip
c) Only files which can be written by XDCAM
d) When a C*.MXF file is created, a C*M01.XML file with the same number
is generated automatically.
e) When a C*.MXF is deleted, the C*M01.XML file with the same number
is also deleted automatically.
Note
Directories cannot be created in the Clip directory.
Edit Directory
File name
Content
Operations
Read/
Write/
Rename
Partial read Partial write
E*E01.SMI
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Clip list file
*: 0001 to 0099
Yes
Yes a)
No
Create
Delete
Yes b)
Yes c)
File name
Content
Operations
Read/
Write/
Rename
Partial read Partial write
E*M01.XML
Metadata file generated
Yes
automatically when E*E01.MXF file
is created.
*: 0001 to 0099
Other files
Files other than the above
−
a) Only files which can be written by XDCAM. Partial writing is not
possible.
b) Only files which can be written by XDCAM
c) Only when the write-protect tab on the disc is set to enable recording, and
when expanded menu item 310 REC INHIBIT is set to “off”.
d) When an E*E01.MXF file is created, an E*M01.XML file with the same
number is generated automatically.
Create
Delete
Yes a)
No
No d)
No e)
No
−
No
−
e) When an E*E01.MXF is deleted, the E*M01.XML file with the same
number is also deleted automatically.
Note
Directories cannot be created in the Edit directory.
Sub Directory
File name
Content
Operations
Read/
Write/
Rename
Partial read Partial write
C*S01.MXF
Proxy AV data (MXF) file generated Yes
automatically when a C*.MXF file is
created.
*: 0001 to 0300
Other files
Files other than the above
−
Delete
No
No
No a)
No b)
No
−
No
−
Note
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a) When a C*.MXF file is created, a C*S01.MXF file with the same number
is generated automatically.
b) When a C*.MXF is deleted, the C*S01.MXF file with the same number is
also deleted automatically.
Create
Directories cannot be created in the Sub directory.
General Directory
File name
Content
Any file
Operations
Read/
Write/
Rename
Partial read Partial write
Create
Delete
Yes
Yes
Yes b)
Yes
Yes a)
a) File name up to 63 characters
b) Only when the write-protect tab on the disc is set to enable recording, and
when expanded menu item 310 REC INHIBIT is set to “off”.
The following directory operations are possible in the
General directory.
• Directory creation (up to 64 levels, including the
General directory)
• Deletion and renaming of directories
Note
• The maximum number of files that can be created on one
disc, including directories, is 5000.
• The following characters can be used in file names and
directory names
0 to 9 (digits), a to z (lowercase alphabetic), A to Z
(uppercase alphabetic), @ (at mark), − (minus), _
(underscore), . (period), and ~ (tilde).
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95
The setting is confirmed. The z mark changes to a b
mark and the ? mark changes to a z mark.
6-2 File Access Mode
File Operations
5
File access mode operating environment
Making FAM connections
Operating system requirements for file operations by file
access mode (called FAM below) are as follows.
• Computer operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000
Service Pack 4 or higher, or Microsoft Windows XP
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF to end the
menu operation.
If there is a disc loaded in this unit, put the unit into the
following state.
• Recording, playback, search and other disc
operations: Stopped
• Thumbnail indicator (see page 31): Off
• Disc access by DELETE LAST CLIP, DELETE
ALL CLIPS (see page 48), QUICK FORMAT (see
page 44), and so on: Stopped
• Picture Cache function and Interval Rec function:
Off
• MENU ON/OFF switch: OFF
• F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch: F-RUN or R-RUN
Preparations
Do the following on the remote computer and this unit.
• Install the FAM driver on the remote computer.
• Enable FAM connections over the i.LINK connector.
To install the FAM driver
Insert the supplied CD-ROM (Proxy Browsing Software
PDZ-1) in the CD-ROM drive of the computer and execute
the Setup.exe file, then follow the installation instructions.
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For details, refer to the ReadMe file contained on the CDROM disc.
2
If this unit is connected to a remote computer by FTP,
log out from the FTP session (see page 99).
To enable FAM connections over the i.LINK
connector
Proceed as follows.
3
Connect the i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400 connector on
this unit to the i.LINK (IEEE1394) connector on the
remote computer, using an i.LINK cable.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed page appears.
2
Turn the MENU knob to scroll to the OUTPUT page,
then press the MENU knob.
The OUTPUT page appears. The current settings
appear on the right side of each item.
3
Note
As the i.LINK cable, use an S400-compliant cable
which is as short as possible (up to 1.5 m (5 feet)).
It may not be possible to establish a FAM connection
if a longer cable is used.
File data
Transfer of files
Move the b mark to “PC REMOTE”, then press the
MENU knob.
PDW-510/510P/
530/530P
Laptop computer, etc.
The b mark changes to a z mark, and the z mark
changes to a ? mark.
U01 OUTPUT
LCD BRIGHT <L>
LCD BRIGHT <H>
LCD COLOR
4
96
TOP
:
:
:
0
0
0
PC REMOTE
:
REAR BNC OUT SEL:
DSABL
VBS
i.LINK cable (not supplied)
Windows recognizes this unit as a removable disc, and
displays one of the following icons on the remote
computer’s task bar:
• Windows 2000:
• Windows XP:
Turn the MENU knob to select ENABL, then press the
MENU knob.
6-2 File Access Mode File Operations
The remote computer is now able to perform file
operations when a disc is inserted into this unit.
Operation limitations during FAM connections
• With the exception of the EJECT button, recording
buttons and playback control buttons are disabled.
• VDR of this unit cannot be controlled from devices
connected to the REMOTE connector (8-pin) and S400
(i.LINK) connector.
• There is no signal output from this unit while video is
being input to this unit from external equipment.
• Windows XP: The Safely Remove Hardware dialog
appears.
2
The Stop a Hardware device dialog appears.
3
Operating on files
Start Explorer.
Check that a drive letter has been assigned to this unit.
(The drive letter will differ depending on the number
of other peripherals connected to the remote
computer.)
2
Use Explorer to perform file operations on the disc
loaded in this unit.
You can operate in the same way that you operate on
local drives and files on network computers.
Notes
For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation Restrictions”
(page 94).
To eject discs from a remote computer
Right click the icon representing this unit in Explorer, and
select Eject from the menu which appears.
Exiting file operations
Proceed as follows.
Note
Do not disconnect the cable before performing steps 1 to 3.
1
Do one of the following on the
or
icon
displayed in the remote computer’s taskbar.
This unit can now resume normal operations. (The
limitations described in “Operation limitations during
FAM connections” (see page 97) no longer apply.)
4
Disconnect the i.LINK cable as required.
Reconnecting
To reconnect after exiting file operations, do one of the
following, depending on whether an i.LINK cable is
connected.
i.LINK cable is not connected: Connect this unit and a
remote computer with an i.LINK cable.
i.LINK cable is connected: Disconnect the i.LINK cable
from either this unit or the remote computer, wait for
at least 10 seconds, and then reconnect the
disconnected cable.
The unit is powered off and an i.LINK cable is
connected: Power the unit on.
Chapter 6 File Operations
• If you power this unit off during an FAM
connection, the data transferred thus far is discarded.
• All file operations are not possible for some types of
files.
Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-530 (or 530p/510/510P)
IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click OK.
• Windows 2000: A confirmation message appears.
• Windows XP: “Sony XDCAM PDW-530 (or 530p/
510/510P) IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” is deleted from
the Hardware devices list.
Proceed as follows.
1
Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-530 (or 530p/510/510P)
IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click Stop.
To disable FAM connections
Execute one of the procedures described in the previous
section “Reconnecting” to make a FAM connection
between this unit and the remote computer. To disable
FAM connections, set the menu item PC REMOTE to
“DSABL.”
For more information about how to make this setting, see
“To enable FAM connections over the i.LINK connector”
(page 96).
• Double click.
• Right click, and select one of the following
commands from the menu which appears.
- Windows 2000: Unplug or eject hardware
- Windows XP: Safely Remove Hardware
• Windows 2000: The Unplug or Eject Hardware
dialog appears.
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6-3 FTP File Operations
File operations between this unit and a remote computer
can be carried out by the File Transfer Protocol (called
FTP below).
To log in
If this unit is connected to a remote computer with a FAM
connection, first exit file operations on the FAM
connection (see page 97).
1
Load a disc into this unit and put the unit into the
following state.
• Recording, playback, serch, and other disc
operations: Stopped
• Thumbnail indicator (see page 31): Off
• Picture Cache function and Interval Rec function:
Off
• MENU ON/OFF switch: OFF
• F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch: F-RUN or R-RUN
A CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor (option) is required to
enable file operations by FTP.
For installation and use, see the Installation Manual
supplied with the CBK-NC01.
Preparations
1
Note
Connect the network connectors of this unit and a
remote computer with a network cable. Or connect this
unit to the network to which the remote computer is
connected.
File data
Login is not possible unless the unit is in the state
described above.
2
Start the command prompt.
3
Enter “ftp <SP> <IP address>,” and press the Enter
key. (<SP> refers to a space.)
Transfer of files
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PDW-510/510P/
530/530P
For example, if the IP address of this unit is set to
192.168.001.010, enter “ftp 192.168.1.10.”
Laptop computer, etc.
Refer to the Windows help for more information about
the FTP command.
If the connection succeeds, you are prompted to enter
a user name.
Network cable (Cross cable, not supplied) 1)
1)To make connections to the LAN through a hub, use straight type
network cables (not supplied).
2
If network settings have already been made
Check the IP address of this unit.
Set the remote control switch to NETWORK.
Making FTP connections
FTP connections between this unit and a remote computer
can be made with either of the following.
• The command prompt
• FTP client software
This section explains how to use the command prompt. For
more information about using FTP client software, refer to
the documentation of the FTP client software on your
system.
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Enter the user name “admin” and press the Enter key.
When the user name is verified, your are prompted to
enter a password.
Set the IP address and other network setting items for
this unit.
For details, see 7-3-11 “Making Network Settings”
(page 133).
3
4
5
Enter the password and press the Enter key.
The password is set to “pdw-530 (or 510)” when the
unit is shipped from the factory.
The login is complete when the password is verified.
See 6-3-1 “Command List” (page 100) for the FTP
commands supported by this unit.
If the connection times out
This unit terminates FTP connections if no command
is received within 90 seconds of the last command. If
this occurs, log out (see the next section) and repeat
steps 2 to 4.
Note
If you power this unit off during an FTP connection,
the data transferred thus far is discarded.
To log out
To log out after finishing file operations, enter “QUIT” at
the command prompt and press the Enter key.
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6-3-1 Command List
This unit supports standard FTP commands (see the next
section), and extended FTP commands (see page 104).
Standard commands
The following table shows the standard FTP commands
supported by this unit.
In the command syntax column, <SP> means a space,
entered by pressing the space bar, and <CRLF> means a
new line, entered by pressing the Enter key.
Command name
Description
Command syntax
USER
Send this command to begin the login
process.
USER <SP> <username> <CRLF>
Input example: USER admin
PASS
After sending the USER command,
send this command to complete the
login process.
PASS <SP> <password> <CRLF>
QUIT
Terminates the FTP connection. If a file QUIT <CRLF>
is being transferred, terminates after
completion of the transfer.
PORT
Specifies the IP address and port to
which this unit should connect for the
next file transfer (for data transfer from
this unit).
Input example: PASS pdw-530 (or 510)
PORT <SP> <h1,h2,h3,h4,p1,p2> <CRLF>
• h1 (most significant byte) to h4 (least significant byte): IP
address
• p1 (most significant byte), p2 (least significant byte): Port
address
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Input example: PORT 10,0,0,1,242,48
(IP address: 10.0.0.1, Port number: 62000)
PASV
This command requests this unit to
“listen” on a data port (which is not its
default data port). It puts this unit into
passive mode, waiting for the remote
computer to make a data connection.
PASV <CRLF>
TYPE
Specifies the type of data to be
transferred.
TYPE <SP> <type-code (options delimited by <SP>)>
<CRLF>
<type-code> can be any of the following. However, for
XDCAM, data is always transferred as “I,” regardless of the
type-code specification.
• A: ASCII
- N: Non-print (default)
- T: Telnet format
- C: ASA Carriage Control
• E: EBCDIC
- N: Non-print
- T: Telnet format
- C: ASA Carriage Control
• I: IMAGE (Binary)
• L: LOCAL BYTE
- SIZE: byte size
Input example: TYPE I
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6-3 FTP File Operations
Command name
Description
Command syntax
STRU
Specifies the data structure.
STRU <SP> <structure-code> <CRLF>
<structure-code> can be any of the following. However, for
XDCAM, the structure is always “F,” regardless of the
structure-code specification.
• F: File structure (default)
• R: Record structure
• P: Page structure
Input example: STRU F
MODE
Specifies the transfer mode.
MODE <SP> <mode-code> <CRLF>
<mode-code> can be any of the following. However, for
XDCAM, the mode is always “S,” regardless of the modecode specification.
• S: Stream mode (default)
• B: Block mode
• C: Compressed mode
Input example: MODE S
LIST
Sends a list of files from this unit to the LIST <SP> <options> <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
remote computer.
<options> can be any of the following.
• -a: Also display file names that begin with “.”
• -F: Append “/” to directory names.
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The following data is transferred, depending on whether
<path-name> specifies a directory or file.
• Directory specified: A list of the files in the specified
directory
• File specified: Information about the specified file
• No specification: A list of the files in the current directory.
The wildcard characters “*” (any string) and “?” (any
character) may be used in <path-name>.
Input example 1: LIST -a Clip
Input example 2: LIST Clip/*.MXF
NLST
Sends a list of file names from this unit NLST <SP> <options or path-name> <CRLF>
to the remote computer, with no other
information.
The following options may be specified when no path name
is specified.
• -a: Also display file names that begin with “.”
• -l: Display information other than file name (gives the same
result as the LIST command).
• -F: Append “/” to directory names.
The following data is transferred, depending on whether
<path-name> specifies a directory or file.
• Directory specified: A list of the file names only in the
specified directory
• No specification: A list of the file names only in the current
directory.
The wildcard characters “*” (any string) and “?” (any
character) may be used in <path-name>.
Input example 1: NLST l
Input example 2: NLST Clip/*.MXF
RETR
Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the RETR <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
specified path on this unit to the current
directory on the remote computer.
Input example: RETR Clip/C0001.MXF
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101
Command name
Description
STOR
Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the STOR <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
specified path on the remote computer
to the current directory on this unit.
Input example: STOR Data/E0001E01.SMI
Depending on the type of file
transferred, the following items are
created.
• C*.MXF file
- C*M01.XML file (metadata)
- C*S01.MXF file (proxy AV data)
- UMID (The UMID of the copy
source file is not saved. However, it
is saved if an immediately
preceding SITE UMMD extended
command has been issued.)
• E*E01.SMI file
- E*M01.XML file (metadata)
Command syntax
*: 0001 to 0300
Notes
• For C*.MXF files, some data, such as
file header metadata, may be
missing.
• Depending on the transfer
destination directory and the file type,
transfer may not be possible.
For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation
Restrictions” (page 94).
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RNFR
RNTO
Rename a file. Specify the file to be
renamed with the RNFR command,
and specify the new name with the
RNTO command. (Always follow a
RNFR command with a RNTO
command.)
RNFR <SP> <path-name (before change)> <CRLF>
RNTO <SP> <path-name (after change)> <CRLF>
Input example: RNFR General/info.txt
RNTO General/clip_info.txt
Note
Files in directories other than the
General directory cannot be renamed.
For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation
Restrictions” (page 94).
DELE
Deletes the specified file on this unit.
Note
Depending on the directory and file
type, deletion may not be possible.
For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation
Restrictions” (page 94).
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DELE <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
Input example: DELE Clip/C0099.MXF
Command name
Description
Command syntax
STAT
Sends information about properties of
the specified file, or about data transfer
status, from this unit to the remote
computer.
The following property information is
sent, depending on the file type.
• MXF file
- File name
- File type
- CODEC type
- Frame rate
- Number of audio channels
- Duration
• non-MXF file
- File name
STAT <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
ABOR
Requests this unit to abort a file
transfer currently in progress.
ABOR <CRLF>
SYST
Displays the system name of this unit.
SYST <CRLF>
HELP
Displays a list of the commands
supported by this unit, or an
explanation of the specified command.
HELP <SP> <command-name> <CRLF>
The following data is transferred, depending on whether a file
is specified with <path-name>.
• File specified: The properties of the specified file
• No specification: The size of the data transferred thus far
(unit: bytes)
Input example: STAT Clip/C0001.MXF
The following data is transferred, depending on whether a
command name is specified with <command-name>.
• Command name specified: Explanation of the specified
command.
• No specification: Command list
Input example: HELP RETR
Does nothing except return a response. NOOP <CRLF>
(Used to check whether this unit is
running.)
PWD
Displays the current directory (“/” if the
directory is the root directory).
PWD <CRLF>
CWD
Changes the current directory (moves
from the current directory to another
directory).
CWD <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
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NOOP
Moves to a directory as follows, depending on whether a
directory is specified with <path-name>.
• Directory specified: To the specified directory
• No specification: To the root directory
Input example: CWD General
CDUP
Moves one level up in the directory
structure (makes the parent of the
current directory be the current
directory).
CDUP <CRLF>
MKD
Creates a new directory.
MKD <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
Note
Directories can be created only in the
General directory.
For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation
Restrictions” (page 94).
RMD
Deletes a directory.
RMD <SP> <path-name> <CRLF>
Note
Directories can be deleted only in the
General directory.
For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation
Restrictions” (page 94).
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Extended commands
The following table shows the extended FTP commands
supported by this unit.
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In the command syntax column, <SP> means a space,
entered by pressing the space bar, and <CRLF> means a
new line, entered by pressing the Enter key.
Command name
Description
Command syntax
SITE REPF
Sends an MXF file from the specified
path on this unit to the remote
computer. This command allows you to
specify a segment in the body of the
MXF file (composed of video and audio
data), for transfer of the required
segment only.
SITE REPF <SP> <path-name> <SP> <start-frame> <SP>
<transfer-size> <CRLF>
Note
A segment greater than the file size
cannot be specified.
Input example: SITE REPF Clip/C0001.MXF 5 150 (Transfer
C0001.MXF. Body data is transferred only from frame 6 to
frame 155.)
SITE FSTS
Acquires the system status of this unit.
One of the following status codes is
sent.
0: Initial state, or no disc is loaded.
1: File system mount is OK.
3: File system mount is not OK.
SITE FSTS <CRLF>
SITE MEID
Acquires the media ID of the disc
loaded in this unit.
SITE MEID <CRLF>
SITE FUNC
Acquires the function and version of the SITE FUNC <CRLF>
expanded commands.
Information is sent in the following
format.
<main function> <SP> <branch
function> <SP> <branch function
version>
For XDCAM, sent in a format like “200
MXF DISK 1” (200 is a response code).
SITE UMMD
When C*.MXF file (*: 0001 to 0300) is
sent with the STOR, the copy source
UMID is saved if this command is
invoked immediately before the STOR
command.
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<start-frame> specifies an offset from the start of the file.
Data is transferred from the video frame at the offset (the first
frame is 0).
<transfer-size> specifies the number of video frames to
transfer (specify 0 to transfer to the end of the file).
SITE UMMD <CRLF>
Menu Displays and
Detailed Settings
7-1 Menu Organization
and Operation
7-1-1 Menu Organization
The following shows the organization of menus that you
can use to make various settings and adjustments.
Chapter
7
For details of customizing the USER menu, see 7-1-4
“Editing the USER Menu” on page 108.
TOP menu
The TOP menu consists of the following submenus.
<TOP MENU>
USER
USER MENU CUSTOMIZE
ALL
OPERATION
PAINT
MAINTENANCE
FILE
DIAGNOSIS
TOP MENU
USER
The USER menu consists of
the pages shown on the right.
If required, you can add,
delete, or rearrange pages
(USER menu customization).1)
In this case the number, for
example, 01, also changes.
USER MENU CUSTOMIZE
ALL
OPERATION
PAINT
MAINTENANCE
FILE
DIAGNOSIS
00.CONTENTS
01.OUTPUT
02.TEST OUT
03.FUNCTION 1
04.VF DISP 1
05.VF DISP 2
06.'!'LED
07.MARKER 1
08.GAIN SW
09.VF SETTING
10.AUTO IRIS
11.SHOT ID
12.SHOT DISP
13.SET STATUS
14.LENS FILE
15.USER FILE
This menu used to
add or delete pages in
the USER group.
• Each menu consists of pages 00
CONTENTS, 01 xxx, 02 xxx, and
so on.
• You can select the desired items
from these menus to create new
pages, which you can add to the
USER menu.
When you select an item in the TOP menu, this displays
the most recently shown page of the corresponding
submenu. When the submenu is selected for the first time,
the 00 CONTENTS page appears.
Submenus selected in the TOP menu
These are the following menus.
• USER menu:
This menu includes monitor output settings, viewfinder
settings, and commonly used functions. This menu is
normally displayed when the MENU ON/OFF switch is
changed to ON.
• USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu:
This menu allows you to add pages to or delete pages from
the USER menu to suit your needs.
• ALL menu:
This menu contains all items of the OPERATION menu,
PAINT menu, MAINTENANCE menu, FILE menu and
DIAGNOSIS menu.
1) In this manual, the USER menu consisting of items and pages registered
at the factory is used.
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• OPERATION menu:
This menu contains items for changing settings according
to conditions related to the subject when the camcorder is
being operated.
• PAINT menu
This menu contains items for making detailed image
adjustments while using a waveform monitor to monitor
the waveforms output by the camera. Support of a video
engineer is usually required to use this menu. Although
you can also use an external remote control panel or master
setup unit to set the items on this menu, this menu is
effective when using the camcorder by itself outdoors.
• MAINTENANCE menu
This menu contains items for performing camera
maintenance operations, such as changing the VDR
system or using infrequently used “paint” items.
• FILE menu
This menu is for performing file operations, such as
writing the reference file.
Displaying menus on the color LCD
With the camcorder powered on, proceed as follows.
1
Open the cover of the menu operating section, and set
the MENU ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
2
Set the DISP SEL switch at the lower left of the color
LCD to CHAR.
This displays menus on the color LCD.
In the remainder of this section, the viewfinder display is
generally shown as an example menu display, but the
display on the color LCD is similar.
7-1-3 Basic Menu Operations
When you open the cover of the menu operating section,
the MENU ON/OFF switch appears. If the MENU ON/
OFF switch is set to ON, the USER menu is displayed on
the screen. Closing the cover automatically sets the MENU
ON/OFF switch to OFF.
• DIAGNOSIS menu
This menu enables you to confirm the VDR status or
identify a failed circuit board.
7-1-2 Displaying Menus
The camcorder can display menus both on the viewfinder
screen and on the color LCD.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
Viewfinder
CANCEL/PRST /
ESCAPE switch
MENU ON/OFF
switch
Color LCD
DISP SEL
switch
MENU knob
Cover of the menu
operating section
The MENU ON/OFF switch
is inside the cover.
Controls used for the basic use of the menu oerations
POWER switch
Displaying the TOP menu
Displaying menus on the viewfinder screen
When the camcorder is powered on, open the cover of the
menu operating section, and set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to the ON position.
This displays menus on the viewfinder screen, regardless
of the ON/OFF setting of the viewfinder DISPLAY
switch.
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Hold down the MENU button, and move the MENU ON/
OFF switch from the OFF to the ON position.
Note
Depending on the internal switch settings, display of the
TOP menu may be disabled.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
Returning to the TOP menu from other
menus
There are two methods.
• Align the b mark with “TOP” at the top right of the
menu page, and press the MENU knob.
• Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch down to the
ESCAPE position repeatedly until the TOP menu
appears.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the desired page appears.
3
Press the MENU knob.
A b mark appears on the left of the item currently
selected on the page.
U08 GAIN SW
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN
Menu operations in the USER menu
This section explains operations on the USER menu. But
the operations are the same as those on menus other than
the USER menu. Also, if the optional extension boards are
not installed in your camcorder, some items on the USER
menu pages are not displayed. But the operations are the
same as those on the menus other than the USER menu.
To carry out menu operations in the USER menu, proceed
as follows.
1
TURBO SW IND.
4
U03 FUNCTION1
ASSIGN SW <1>
:
ASSIGN SW <2>
:
ASSIGN SW <3>
:
ASSIGN SW <4>
:
TURBO SW
:
DF/NDF
:
CACHE/INTVAL REC:
5
TOP
OFF
Press the MENU knob.
U08 GAIN SW
TURBO SW IND.
6
:
0db
9db
18db
42db
OFF
Turn the MENU knob to change the setting.
To interrupt changing the settings
By setting the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF, the
menu disappears from the screen. By setting the
MENU ON/OFF switch to ON again, the values that
were displayed when you interrupted the setting
operations will reappear so you can continue making
settings.
TOP
2 Press the MENU knob.
The selected page is displayed. Go to step 4.
TOP
:
:
:?
:
Before going to the next step, you can cancel a change
or return to the standard settings. For this operation,
see the next item “To cancel a change or return to the
standard settings” on page 108.
1 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired page number.
01.OUTPUT
02.TEST OUT
03.FUNCTION 1
04.VF DISP 1
05.VF DISP 2
06.'!'LED
07.MARKER 1
08.GAIN SW
09.VF SETTING
10.AUTO IRIS
LOW
MID
HIGH
TURBO
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
If the USER menu has been used before, the last
accessed page appears. In this case, go to step 2.
If this is the first time the USER menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page of the USER menu
appears. In this case, follow the procedure below.
b mark
:
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
(For the PDW-530P/510P, the DF/NDF item is not
included.)
U00 CONTENTS
0db
9db
18db
42db
Turn the move MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired item.
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN
This indicates that
the menu screen
can be scrolled.
:
:
:
:
• Turning the MENU knob counterclockwise as seen
from the front of the camera moves the b mark up
continuously.
• Turning the MENU knob clockwise as seen from the
front of the camera moves the b mark down
continuously.
Switch the MENU ON/OFF switch from OFF to ON.
The USER menu normally appears. If it does not, in
the TOP menu select USER, and press the MENU
knob.
LOW
MID
HIGH
TURBO
TOP
7
Press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark. The setting is confirmed.
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107
8
To continue setting other items in the same page,
repeat steps from 4 to 7.
To cancel a change or return to the standard
settings
Proceed as follows.
1
2
Before pressing the MENU button in step 7 of the
above procedure, push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE
switch up to the CANCEL/PRST position.
Under the page name, a message “CANCEL DATA
OK?” appears.
For details of the viewfinder display , see 7-2-2 “Selecting
the Display Items” on page 114.
Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch up to the
CANCEL/PRST position once more.
7-1-4 Editing the USER Menu
A message “CANCEL DATA” appears to indicate that
the change has been cancelled.
3
To return to the standard settings, push the CANCEL/
PRST / ESCAPE switch up to the CANCEL/PRST
position.
A message “PRESET DATA OK?” appears on the
screen.
4
• Close the cover of the menu operating section. When
you close the cover, the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to
OFF automatically.
The menu disappears from the screen, and the display
indicating the current status of the camcorder appears
along the top and bottom of the screen (when the
viewfinder DISPLAY switch is set to ON or the VF DISP
item on the VF DISP 1 page of the USER menu is set to
“ON”).
Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch up to the
CANCEL/PRST position once more.
This returns to the standard settings.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
Depending on the setting item, in some cases only the
function to return to the standard setting is valid. Check
this for each individual item.
The USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu allows you to
configure a USER menu that consists only of pages and
items that you need by adding, deleting or replacing the
pages.
Adding a new page
The USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu allows you to add
a new page to the USER menu.
While the EDIT page contains factory-preset items, the
USER 1 EDIT to USER 19 EDIT pages and the ASSIGN
SEL EDIT page are all blank in their initial state. You can
register up to 10 items, including blank lines, on each of
these pages.
To add a new page, proceed as follows.
1
To move to another page
The TOP menu appears.
Proceed as follows.
1
Turn the MENU knob to move the b arrow to the page
number, then press the MENU knob.
2
A ? mark appears in front of the page number. The
camcorder is now in page selecting mode.
Turn the MENU knob until the desired page appears.
3
Press the MENU knob when the desired page appears.
U00 CONTENTS
01.EDIT
02.USER
03.USER
04.USER
05.USER
06.USER
07.USER
08.USER
09.USER
10.USER
To end menu operations
You can end menu operations using the following two
methods:
• Turn the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF.
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PAGE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TOP
EDIT
EDIT
EDIT
EDIT
EDIT
EDIT
EDIT
EDIT
EDIT
If the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu has been
used before, the last accessed page appears.
3
108
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “USER
MENU CUSTOMIZE”, then press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE
menu has been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the
menu appears.
If the b mark is placed at a position other than the page
number, push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch
to ESCAPE.
2
While holding down the MENU knob, move the
MENU ON/OFF switch from the OFF position to the
ON position.
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to one of USER 1 EDIT to
USER 19 EDIT and ASSIGN SEL EDIT, then press
the MENU knob to display the page.
You can add up to 10 items on one page.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the desired page appears, then press the MENU
knob to select the page.
Deleting items from a page by using the CANCEL/
PRST / ESCAPE switch
You can delete items from any of the USER 1 EDIT to
USER 19 EDIT pages. Proceed as follows.
Example: When you select the USER 2 EDIT page
1
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
to be deleted.
2
Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to
CANCEL/PRST.
U03 USER 2 EDIT
TOP
The message “PRESET DATA OK?” appears.
3
4
Move the b mark to the item to be added (this
operation is unnecessary, if no item exists on the page
as shown in the figure for step 3), then press the
MENU knob.
The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
EDIT FUNCTION
The item is deleted.
Deleting items from a page by using the menu
Proceed as follows.
1
Move the b mark to the item to be deleted, and press
the MENU knob.
The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
ESC
INSERT
MOVE
DELETE
BLANK
Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to
CANCEL/PRST again.
2
Select “DELETE”, and press the MENU knob.
The previously displayed page appears again, and the
message “DELETE OK? Yes b No” appears at the
upper right.
Move the b mark to “INSERT”, and press the MENU
knob.
The page for the last added item appears.
P25 BLACK/FLARE
MASTER BLACK
R GLACK
B BLACK
MASTER FLARE
R FLARE
G FLARE
B FLARE
FLARE
6
ESC
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ON
TEST OUT SELECT :
ENC
3
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5
To delete, turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“YES”, and press the MENU knob.
Replacing items on a page
You can replace the items on any of the USER 1 EDIT to
USER 5 EDIT pages. Proceed as follows.
1
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
to be replaced, then press the MENU knob.
The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
2
Select MOVE, then press the MENU knob.
The previously displayed page appears again.
Add the items.
1 Turn the MENU knob until the page that has the
desired items appears, then press the MENU knob.
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
position where you want to move the item, then press
the MENU knob.
2 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired item, then press the MENU knob.
The USER P2 EDIT page appears again,
displaying the newly added item.
7
Add the remaining items by repeating steps 4 to 6.
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109
E02 USER 1 EDIT
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the EDIT PAGE screen appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
TOP
WHITE<B>CH
:
AWB
TEST OUT MENU
:
OFF
OFFSET WHITE <A>:
WARM COOL
<A>:
COLOR FINE
<A>:
MASTER BLACK
:
OFF
3200
0
0
The item selected in step 1 moves to the position that
you selected in step 3.
In the above example, “MASTER BLACK” is moved
to the top and the other items are moved down one line.
E01 EDIT PAGE
01.OUTPUT
02.TEST OUT
03.FUNCTION 1
04.VF DISP 1
05.VF DISP 2
06.'!'LED
07.MARKER 1
08.GAIN SW
09.VF SETTING
10.AUTO IRIS
4
Inserting a blank line
You can insert a blank line above the selected item.
Proceed as follows.
1
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
above which you want to insert a blank line.
EDIT FUNCTION
5
Note
CONTENTS
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
01.USER
02.USER
03.USER
04.USER
05.USER
06.USER
07.USER
08.USER
09.USER
Adding/deleting/replacing pages
You can add a new page to the USER menu, delete a page
from the USER menu or replace pages, using the EDIT
PAGE of the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu.
To add a page
Proceed as follows.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “USER
MENU CUSTOMIZE”, then press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE
menu has been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the
menu appears. If the menu has been used before, the
last accessed page appears.
3
110
6
While holding down the MENU knob, move the
MENU ON/OFF switch from the OFF position to the
ON position.
The TOP menu appears.
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “EDIT PAGE”, then press
the MENU knob to display the EDIT PAGE screen.
7-1 Menu Organization and Operation
Select INSERT, and press the MENU knob.
The selection screen appears.
You cannot insert a blank line on a page where 10 items
have already been registered.
2
ESC
INSERT
MOVE
DELETE
BLANK
Select “BLANK”, and press the MENU knob.
The previously displayed page appears again, and a
blank line is inserted above the specified item.
1
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to where
you want to add the page, then press the MENU knob.
The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
2
TOP
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
ESC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired page, then press the MENU knob.
This adds the number and name of the selected page
above the item selected in step 4.
To cancel adding a page
Before pressing the MENU knob in step 6, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “ESC” at the top right of the
screen, then press the MENU knob.
The EDIT PAGE screen appears again.
To delete a page by using the CANCEL/PRST /
ESCAPE switch
Proceed as follows.
1
Open the EDIT PAGE and turn the MENU knob to
move the b mark to the page to be deleted.
2
Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to
CANCEL/PRST.
E01 EDIT PAGE
PUSH TO PAGE INSERT
01.OUTPUT
02.TEST OUT
03.FUNCTION 1
04.VF DISP 1
05.'!'LED
06.MARKER 1
07.GAIN SW
08.VF SETTING
09.AUTO IRIS
The message “PRESET DATA OK?” appears.
E01 EDIT PAGE
DELETE PAGE OK ?
01.OUTPUT
02.TEST OUT
03.FUNCTION 1
04.VF DISP 1
05.VF DISP 2
06.'!'LED
07.MARKER 1
08.GAIN SW
09.VF SETTING
10.AUTO IRIS
3
Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to
CANCEL/PRST again.
In the above example, the VF DISP 2 page is deleted.
4
Press the MENU knob.
The page selected in step 1 is moved to the position
selected in step 3.
In the above example,”AUTO IRIS” moves to the
“04” position and the “VF DISP 1” and following
items move down one line.
To delete a page by using the menu
Proceed as follows.
1
On the EDIT PAGE screen of the USER MENU
CUSTOMIZE menu, move the b mark to the page to
be deleted, and press the MENU knob.
The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
2
Select DELETE, and press the MENU knob.
The previously displayed page appears again, and the
message “DELETE PAGE OK?” appears at the upper
right.
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3
To delete, turn the menu knob to move the b mark to
“YES”, and press the MENU knob.
To move a page
Proceed as follows.
1
Display the EDIT PAGE screen of the USER MENU
CUSTOMIZE menu. Turn the MENU knob to move
the b mark to the page that you want to move.
The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
2
Select MOVE, then press the MENU knob.
The EDIT PAGE screen appears again.
3
Turn MENU knob to move the b mark to the position
to where you want to move the page selected in step 1.
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7-2 Status Display on
the Viewfinder
Screen
The viewfinder screen displays not only the video picture
but also characters and messages indicating the camcorder
settings and operating status, a center marker, a safety zone
marker, etc.
When the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to OFF and the
DISPLAY switch is set to ON, the items for which an
“ON” setting was made in the VF DISP1 page of the
USER menu or with related switches are displayed at the
top and bottom of the screen. The messages that give
details of the settings and adjustment progress and results
can also be made to appear for about 3 seconds while
settings are being changed, during adjustment, and after
adjustment.
For information about the display item selection, ssee 7-22 “Selecting the Display Items” on page 114. For
information about setting change and adjustment progress
messages, see 7-2-3 “Display Modes and Setting Change
Confirmation/Adjustment Progress Messages” on page
115. For information about marker display, see 7-2-4
“Setting the Marker Display” on page 116.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
7-2-1 Layout of the Status Display
on the Viewfinder Screen
All items that can be displayed on the viewfinder screen
are shown below.
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PDW-530
EM
#30001
b Zoom position
This indicator appears only when you use a lens that has a
zoom position display function. It indicates the
approximate position of the variator 1) of the zoom lens,
between wide angle and telephoto.
1) Variator
A group of lenses that are moved to adjust the focal length.
c Color temperature
This indicates the currently selected color temperature.
d UHF wireless microphone reception level
This indicates reception level of the wireless microphone
when the UHF wireless microphone is attached, using four
x which appear at the right of “W”. When four x are lit,
the receiving condition is good.
e DC IN / battery voltage or remaining capacity
This shows the battery voltage or remaining capacity of an
internal battery pack.
When the power is supplied from an AC adaptor connected
to the DC IN connector, “DC IN” appears.
When the DISP BATT REMAIN item is set to “INT” on
the VF DISP 2 page of the USER menu, the battery voltage
is not indicated. However, when the Anton Bauer
intelligent battery system or the BP-IL75/GL95/M100
battery pack is used, the remaining battery capacity is
automatically detected and indicated as a percentage even
when the DISP BATT REMAIN item is set to “OFF”. The
indicated value changes in steps of 10 %.
• Until the remaining battery capacity is reduced to 40 %,
the indications MAX, 90 %, 80 %...40 % are displayed
for three seconds in the viewfinder each time the
remaining battery capacity reduces by 10 %.
• When the remaining battery capacity is less than 40 %,
the indication is displayed all the time.
• When the remaining battery capacity is less than 10 % 1),
the the indication flashes. When the remaining battery
capacity is reduced further, the LOW indication flashes.
1) This value can be set to either 10 % or 20 % on the FUNCTION 2 page of
the OPERATION menu.
f 16:9 mode recording indicator
This indicates recording in the 16:9 mode. This indicator is
recorded together with the color bars.
D5600
IMX50
g Setting change and adjustment progress message
display area
6, qj, qk, ql and wa appear only when color bars are displayed.
Status display on the viewfinder
a Extender
“EX” is displayed when a lens extender is used.
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7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen
For details, see 7-2-3 “Display Modes and Setting Change
Confirmation/Adjustment Progress Messages” on page
115.
h Operation/error message display area
For details, see “Operation/error messages” on page 168.
i Iris setting/auto iris override
This indicates the f-stop (iris setting) of the lens.
Also, the auto iris override is displayed using bars which
appear in the upper and lower parts to the left of the F
number respectively.
1F to 8F, 16F: Number of frames in SLS mode
For details, see “Changing the reference value” on page
84.
n White balance memory
This indicates the currently selected white balance
automatic adjustment memory.
A: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to A.
B: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to B.
P: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST
or when the preset button on the RM-B150 has been
pushed.
T: Displayed when ATW is being used.
j Remaining disc capacity
This indicator indicates the remaining disc recording time
(in minutes) of the VDR.
Examples of remaining disc recording time indication
Indication
Remaining disc recording time
F - 30
Full to 30 minutes
30 - 25
30 to 25 minutes
25 - 20
25 to 20 minutes
20 - 15
20 to 15 minutes
15 - 10
15 to 10 minutes
10 - 5
10 to 5 minutes
5 MIN
5 to 4 minutes
4 MIN
4 to 3 minutes
3 MIN
3 to 2 minutes
2 MIN
2 to 1 minutes
1 (flashing)
1 to 0 minute
0 MIN (flashing)
0 minute
Audio channel 1
level indicator
Audio channel 2
level indicator
VDR level meter
indicator
l Shutter speed
This indicates the shutter speed or the shutter mode.
However, if the SHUTTER selector is set to OFF, nothing
is displayed.
1/100 (PDW-510/530) or 1/60 (PDW-510P/530P), 1/125,
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000: Shutter speed (in
seconds) in standard mode (scan mode:I)
1/40, 1/60, 1/120 (PDW-510/530) or 1/33, 1/50, 1/100
(PDW-510P/530P), 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/
2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard mode
(scan mode:PsF)
ECS: ECS mode
EVS: EVS mode
o Filter
This indicates the currently selected filter types.
p Time code
This indicates the time code, user bits or other information
selected by the DISPLAY switch.
q ID number
This indicates the ID number selected from ID 1 to ID 4.
The ID number is recorded together with the color bars.
r Date and time
This indicates the date and time of recording, which are
recorded together with the color bars.
s Model name and serial number
This indicates the model name and serial number of the
camcorder, which are recorded together with the color
bars.
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k Audio level
These indicate the level of audio channel 1 and channel 2.
The peak indication of the VDR level meter is related as
follows to the audio level when an 1-kHz sine wave is
input.
m Gain
This indicates the gain of the video amplifier, as set by the
GAIN selector.
t 16:9/4:3 mode
“16:9” or “4:3” is displayed depending on the currently
selected aspect ratio.
u *
This flashes when the color bars are displayed and is
recorded together with the color bars
v Recording format
This indicates the current recording format.
w D5600 indication
This appears when the electric 5600 K color temperature
filter function is on.
x EM indicator
This appears when essence marks are recorded on the disc.
For details, see 3-2-3 “Recording Essence Marks” (page
48).
7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen
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7-2-2 Selecting the Display Items
To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder
screen from the VF DISP 1 and VF DISP 2 pages of the
USER menu, turn on or off the indication next to each
item.
To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder
screen, proceed as follows.
Item
Description
DISP SHUTTER
Shutter speed and ECS mode
indicator
DISP AUDIO
Audio level indicator
DISP DISC
Remaining disc capacity indicator
DISP IRIS
Iris opening indicator
1) The viewfinder display can be also turned on or off by using the DISPLAY
switch on the viewfinder.
2) For detailed information on the display mode, see 7-2-3 “Display Modes
and Setting Change Confirmation/Adjustment Progress Messages” on
page 115.
VF DISP 2 page
CANCEL/PRST /
ESCAPE switch
MENU knob
1
MENU ON/OFF switch
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the
viewfinder screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the VF DISP 1 or VF DISP
2 page appears, and press the MENU knob to select the
page.
Item
Description
DISP ZOOM
Zoom position indicator
DISP COLOR
TEMP.
Displays the color temperature.
DISP BATT
REMAIN1)
Displays the battery voltage/
remaining capacity of an internal
battery pack or an external battery
connected to the DC IN connector.
DISP DC IN
Displayed when the power is supplied
from an external battery connected to
the DC IN connector.
DISP 16:9/4:3 ID
Displays the 16:9/4:3 mode indicator.
DISP WRR RF LVL
Displays the reception level of the
wireless microphone.
DISP TIME CODE
Displays the time code.
DISP REC FORMAT Displays the recording format.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
U04 VF DISP 1
VF DISP
VF DISP MODE
DISP EXTENDER
DISP FILTER
DISP WHITE
DISP GAIN
DISP SHUTTER
DISP AUDIO
DISP DISC
DISP IRIS
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
ON
3
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
1) When an Anton Bauer Intelligent Battery System or the BP-IL75/GL95/
M100 battery pack is used, the setting of this item determines the display
as follows.
INT: The remaining battery capacity is shown as a percentage when there
is a change, and when the capacity is low.
AUTO: The remaining battery capacity is shown as a percentage, except
that when this is impossible the battery voltage appears.
VOLT: The battery voltage is shown.
3
VF DISP 1 page
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
You can select the following items to be displayed on
the screen on the VF DISP 1 or VF DISP 2 page.
VF DISP 1 page
4
Item
Description
VF DISP
Turning on or off the viewfinder
display 1)
VF DISPLAY MODE Selecting the display mode 2)
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DISP EXTENDER
Extender indicator
DISP FILTER
Types of the ND filter
DISP WHITE
White balance memory indicator
DISP GAIN
Gain indicator
7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press the MENU knob.
Turn the MENU knob to select whether the selected
item should appear in the viewfinder display (the
“ON” setting), or not appear (the “OFF” setting), and
press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
Note that pressing the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE
switch to CANCEL/PRST on this page has no effect.
5
To set another item to “ON” or “OFF”, repeat steps 3
and 4.
6
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
7-2-3 Display Modes and Setting
Change Confirmation/
Adjustment Progress
Messages
You can limit or suppress the messages that give details of
setting changes and adjustment progress and results by
setting a display mode.
The conditions under which messages are displayed and
their correspondence with the display mode are as follows:
Setting change confirmation/adjustment progress messages
and display modes
Y: Message is displayed.
N: Message is not displayed.
Message
display
condition
Message
Display
mode
setting
2
3
ND : n, CC : m (where n =
1, 2, 3, 4, m = A, B, C, D)
N
N
Y
When the gain
GAIN : n (where n = -3dB,
setting has been 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB,12dB,
changed
18dB, 24dB, 30dB, 36dB,
42dB, 48dB)
N
N
Y
When the
WHITE : n (where n = A
setting of the
CH, B CH, PRESET) or
WHITE BAL
ATW : RUN
switch has been
changed
N
N
Y
When the
DCC : ON (or OFF)
OUTPUT/DCC
selector has
been set to DCC
ON or OFF
N
Y
Y
SS : 1/100 (PDW-510/530) N
or 1/60 (PDW-510P/530P)
(or 1/125, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000,ECS, SLS)
Y
Y
Y
Y
When the filter
selection has
been changed
When the
shutter speed
and mode
setting has been
changed 1)
When the black E.g. WHITE : OK
or white balance
has been
adjusted
N
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1
1) This is also displayed for about 3 seconds when the SHUTTER selector is
set to ON.
Changing the display mode
The currently set display mode appears on the VF DISP 1
page of the USER menu. To change it, proceed as follows.
1
Follow steps 1 and 2 in 7-2-2 “Selecting the Display
Items” on page 114, until the VF DISP 1 page of the
USER menu appears on the screen.
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115
2
3
4
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “VF
DISPLAY MODE”, and press the MENU knob.
Item
Description
SAFETY ZONE
To display the safety zone, set to ON.
The b mark on the left of “VF DISPLAY MODE”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
SAFETY AREA
To select the safety zone range (80%,
90%, 92.5 % or 95 %), when SAFETY
ZONE is set to ON.
ASPECT
To display the aspect marker, set to ON.
Turn the MENU knob until the desired display mode
appears, and press the MENU knob.
ASPECT
SELECT
To select the type of the aspect marker.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
ASPECT MASK
(4:3)1)
To make the areas out of the selected
aspect marker dimmer, set to ON.
ASPECT MASK
LVL
To set the mask level (1/2, 1/4 or 1/8),
when the ASPECT MASK is set to ON.
100 % MARKER
To display the effective pixel area, set to
ON.
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
7-2-4 Setting the Marker Display
Use the MARKER 1 page of the USER menu to switch the
display of the center and safety zone markers on or off and
to select whether the area indicated by the safety zone
marker is 80%, 90% or 100% of the screen area.
1) The ASPECT MASK item is for processing the signal to be output to the
viewfinder. When R, G, or B is selected for the TEST OUT SELECT item
from the menu, the same video signal is output to the viewfinder and the
TEST OUT connector. Thus, when the ASPECT MASK (4:3) item is set
to “ON” with R/G/B selected, the masked video signal is output to the
TEST OUT connector.
3
Perform the settings for each item.
1 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
item you want to set, and press MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes
to the z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
CANCEL/PRST /
ESCAPE switch
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
MENU knob
1
2
MENU ON/OFF switch
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
4
To continue setting other items, repeat step 3.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
5
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
Turn the MENU knob until the MARKER 1 page
appears, and press the MENU knob to select the page.
U07 MARKER 1
TOP
MARKER
:
OFF
CENTER
SAFETY ZONE
SAFETY AREA
ASPECT
ASPECT SELECT
ASPECT MASK
ASPECT MASK LVL
100% MARKER
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
OFF
OFF
90%
OFF
4:3
OFF
1/4
OFF
You can set the following items on the MARKER 1
page.
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2 Turn the MENU knob to change the setting, and
press the MENU knob.
The z mark on the left of the selected item changes
to a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting
changes to a z mark.
Item
Description
MARKER
Not to display all markers, set to OFF.
CENTER
To display the center marker, set to ON.
7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen
The menu disappears from the screen, and the display
indicating the current status of the camcorder appears
along the top and bottom of the screen.
7-2-5 Setting the Viewfinder
Use the VF SETTING page of the USER menu to select
items related to the viewfinder.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
4
CANCEL/PRST /
ESCAPE switch
MENU knob
1
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
MENU ON/OFF switch
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
5
To continue setting other items, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
ZEBRA
ZEBRA SELECT
:
:
OFF
1
ZEBRA1 DET.LEVEL:
ZEBRA1 APT.LEVEL:
ZEBRA2 DET.LEVEL:
70%
10%
100%
VF DETAIL LEVEL :
VF ASPECT
:
ZEBRA
Turns the zebra display on or off. 1)
ZEBRA SELECT
Selects ZEBRA 1, ZEBRA 2 or BOTH.
ZEBRA 1 DET. LVL
Adjusts the level of the zebra 1 (70%)
display.
ZEBRA 1 APT. LVL
Adjusts the aperture level of the zebra
1 display. (1 to 10 to 20)
ZEBRA 2 DET. LVL
Adjusts the level of the zebra 2 (100%)
display.
VF DETAIL LEVEL
Adjusts the sharpness of the
viewfinder (–99 to 0 to 99). 2)
Turns the VF detail function on or off
and adjusts the level.
In the SHOT DISP page of the USER menu, you can select
which shot data is recorded superimposed on the color
bars. You can also select which of the shot IDs (1 to 4) set
in the SHOT DATA page is recorded superimposed on the
picture.
Proceed as follows.
CANCEL/PRST /
ESCAPE switch
MENU knob
Selects the viewfinder aspect ratio.
(AUTO/16:9) 3)
1) When you use the viewfinder which is not equipped with the ZEBRA
switch, turns the display on or off using this item. When you use the
viewfinder with the ZEBRA switch, the most recent operation of the
ZEBRA switch and this menu operation is effective.
2) The sharpness setting at the viewfinder does not affect the recorded image.
3) When the VF ASPECT item is set to “AUTO”, this is linked to the 16:9/
4:3 selection on the FORMAT page.
When the VF ASPECT item is set to “16:9”, but “4:3” is selected on the
FORMAT page, then it is not possible to mix the zebra display and marker
display signals on the output signal from the TEST OUT connector.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
Description
VF ASPECT
7-2-6 Recording Shot Data
Superimposed on the Color
Bars
OFF
AUTO
Item
3
The menu disappears from the screen, and the display
indicating the current status of the camcorder appears
along the top and bottom of the screen.
Turn the MENU knob until the VF SETTING page
appears, and press the MENU knob to select the page.
U09 VF SETTING
Turn the MENU knob to change the setting, and press
the MENU knob.
MENU ON/OFF switch
Selecting the shot data for superimposed recording
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the SHOT DISP page
appears, and press the MENU knob to select the page.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press the MENU knob.
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U12 SHOT DISP
SHOT
SHOT
SHOT
SHOT
SHOT
SHOT
SHOT
DATE
:
TIME
:
MODEL NAME :
SERIAL NO :
ID SEL
:
16:9 ID
:
BLINK CHARA:
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
You can set the following items on the SHOT DISP
page.
Item
Description
SHOT DATE
Selects whether or not the shot data is
superimposed (ON or OFF).
SHOT TIME
Selects whether or not shot time is
superimposed (ON or OFF).
SHOT MODEL
NAME
Selects whether or not the model name
is superimposed (ON or OFF).
SHOT SERIAL
NO.
Selects whether or not the serial
number is superimposed (ON or OFF).
SHOT ID SEL
Selects whether or not the shot ID set
on the SHOT ID 1) page is
superimposed (1 to 4 or OFF).
SHOT 16:9 ID
Selects whether or not the 16:9 mode
indicator is superimposed (ON or OFF).
SHOT BLINK
CHARA
Selects whether or not the blinking * is
superimposed (ON or OFF).
The items selected for superimposed recording appear on
the screen and are recorded superimposed on the color
bars.
7-2-7 Setting the Shot ID
On the SHOT ID page of the USER menu, you can set a
shot ID of up to 12 alphanumeric characters, spaces, and
symbols.
When the OUTPUT/DCC switch is set to BARS, DCC
OFF, this shot ID is output with the color bar signal. The
shot ID comprises ID1 to ID4, and the setting can be
changed using the SHOT DISP page of the USER menu.
You can select the SHOT ID to be recorded superimposed
on the color bars on the SHOT DISP page.
Note
When the menu is displayed, the shot ID is not displayed
even if the color bar signal is output.
To set the shot ID, proceed as follows.
CANCEL/PRST /
ESCAPE switch
1) To carry out superimposed recording, select the SHOT ID number (1 to 4).
Not to carry out superimposed recording, select “OFF”.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
3
Turn the MENU knob to select whether or not to
record the selected item superimposed on the color
bars, and press the MENU knob.
Setting the shot ID
1
5
To continue setting other items, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
To carry out superimposed recording
To actually record the items selected for superimposed
recording on the SHOT DISP page, set the OUTPUT/DCC
switch to BARS, DCC OFF.
7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
The z mark on changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
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MENU ON/OFF switch
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
4
MENU knob
Turn the MENU knob until the SHOT ID page
appears, and press the MENU knob to select the page.
U11 SHOT ID
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
3
:
:
:
:
TOP
ssssssssssss
ssssssssssss
ssssssssssss
ssssssssssss
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the ID
(one of ID-1 to ID-4) you want to set, and press the
MENU knob.
A x mark appears over the first character position in
the string, and characters can now be input.
U11 SHOT ID
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
U11 SHOT ID
TOP
:?x
: ssssssssssss
: ssssssssssss
: ssssssssssss
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:
;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ[\]_
INS DEL RET
ESC END
4
Move the x mark
over “INS”.
2
Enter or change the shot ID.
When you are entering the whole shot ID, go to step
2.
:
:
:
:
$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:
;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ[\]_
INS DEL RET
ESC END
Move the x mark over “RET”, then press the MENU
knob.
U11 SHOT ID
1 Turn the MENU knob to move the x mark to the
character which you want to change, then press the
MENU knob.
A character table appears.
U11 SHOT ID
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
x$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:
;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ[\]_
INS DEL RET
ESC END
2 Turn the MENU knob until the x mark moves to
the character position that you want to select, then
press the MENU knob.
Example: To input “+”
TOP
:? +
: ssssssssssss
: ssssssssssss
: ssssssssssss
x$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:
;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ[\]_
INS DEL RET
ESC END
5
Repeat step 4 for each of the remaining characters.
6
When the input is complete, turn the MENU knob to
move the x mark over “END”, then press the MENU
knob.
This ends the input, and returns to the original SHOT
ID page.
To insert a space
Proceed as follows.
1
:
:
:
:
TOP
CM 015
ssssssssssss
ssssssssssss
ssssssssssss
$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:
;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ[\]_
INS DEL RET
ESC END
In step 4 above, move the x mark over “INS”, and
press the MENU knob.
To delete a character
In step 4 of the procedure for setting the shot ID (see page
119), move the x mark over “DEL”, and press the MENU
knob.
This deletes the character under the x mark in the shot ID
row.
To cancel deleting the character, move the x mark over
“RET”, and press the MENU knob.
To cancel entering or changing shot ID
Before executing step 6 of the procedure for setting the
shot ID (see page 119), move the b mark to “ESC” at the
top right of the screen, then press the MENU knob or push
the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch down to ESCAPE.
This cancels all changes, and returns to the SHOT ID page.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
Space inserted
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
TOP
:? x
: ssssssssssss
: ssssssssssss
: ssssssssssss
U11 SHOT ID
TOP
CM015
ssssssssssss
ssssssssssss
ssssssssssss
7-2-8 Displaying the Status
Confirmation Windows
You can confirm the settings or status of the camcorder on
the screen by displaying the following three windows.
• ABNORMAL <!> window
• FUNCTION window
• AUDIO STATUS window
ABNORMAL <!> window
ABNORMAL<!>
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
!GAIN
: ON
3dB
!SHUTTER
: ON
OFF
WHT PRESET : ON
W:P
ATW RUN
: ON
OFF
EXTENDER
: ON
OFF
!FILTER
: OFF
1B
OVERRIDE
: ON
OFF
7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen
119
This window allows you to confirm why the ! (warning)
indicator lights.
You can use the '!' LED page of the USER menu to set
whether or not the ! (warning) indicator lights.
FUNCTION window
FUNCTION
FORMAT: I
ASSIGN<1> ATW <2> OFF
<3> OFF <4> OFF
<T>TURBO
ZEBRA :OFF SELECT:
1
DET
70%
APT:
10%
DET2 100%
P.CACHE :
OFF: 0-2s
- Actual State --------REAR BNC:OFF
By pushing the STATUS ON/SEL
/ OFF switch up to ON/SEL, the
confirmation window appears.
Each time you push this switch up
to ON/SEL, the window switches.
After 10 seconds, the window
disappears automatically.
This window allows you to confirm the assigned function
of the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches, ON/OFF of the Loop Rec
function, and ON/OFF of the output of the VIDEO OUT
connector.
To make the window disappear
promptly after displaying the
window, push this switch down
to OFF.
AUDIO STATUS window
AUDIO STATUS
16bit DF F.MIC:MONO
CH2: FRONT
CH2: FRONT
CH3:FRONT
CH4:FRONT
1:
2:
3:
4:
To disable display of the status
confirmation windows
Proceed as follows.
1
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This window allows you to confirm the following items
related to audio.
• Audio bit rate
• Setting condition of DF/NDF (only for the PDW-510/
530)
• Type of front microphone
• Type of input signal to audio channels 1 to 4
• Input level of audio channels 1 to 4
You can use the SET STATUS page of the USER menu to
set whether or not the status confirmation windows are
displayed.
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the SET STATUS page
appears, and press the MENU knob to select the page.
U13 SET STATUS
STATUS ABNORMAL :
STATUS FUNCTION :
STATUS AUDIO
:
ON
ON
ON
To display the status confirmation
windows
You can use the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch as the
STATUS ON/SEL / OFF switch when the MENU ON/
OFF switch is set to OFF (when the cover of the menu
operating section is closed, OFF is automatically selected).
Item
Description
ABNORMAL
Selects whether or not the ABNORMAL
window is displayed (ON or OFF).
FUNCTION
Selects whether or not the FUNCTION
window is displayed (ON or OFF).
STATUS AUDIO
Selects whether or not the STATUS
AUDIO window is displayed (ON or
OFF).
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7-2 Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
4
4
1 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“GENLOCK”, and press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “GENLOCK” changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
GENLOCK setting changes to a ? mark.
Turn the MENU knob to select whether or not to
display the selected window, then press the MENU
knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
5
To continue setting other windows, repeat steps 3 and
4.
6
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
2 Turn the MENU knob until ”OFF” appears, then
press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark, and the setting is executed.
3 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“RETURN VIDEO”, and press the MENU knob.
The b mark changes to a z mark and the z mark
changes to a ? mark.
4 Turn the MENU knob until “ON” appears, then
press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark, and the setting is executed.
7-2-9 Confirming the Image of the
Return Video Signal in the
Viewfinder
You can set whether or not the image of the return video
signal input to the GENLOCK IN connector is displayed in
the viewfinder, using the GENLOCK page of the
MAINTENANCE menu.
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON while holding
down the MENU knob.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“MAINTENANCE”, then press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the MAINTENANCE menu has
been displayed, the CONTENTS page of the
MAINTENANCE menu appears.
If the menu has been used before, the last accessed
page appears.
3
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “GENLOCK”, then press
the MENU knob to display the GENLOCK page.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the GENLOCK page appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
M15 GENLOCK
GENLOCK
RETURN VIDEO
5
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
To see the image of the return video signal
on the viewfinder screen
Hold down the RET switch on the lens. The image of the
return video signal input to the GENLOCK IN connector
is displayed on the viewfinder screen while you are
holding down the RET switch.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
The TOP menu appears.
Carry out setting operations as follows.
When the return video function is assigned to the ASSIGN
1/3/4 switch, you can see the image of the return video
signal on the viewfinder screen while you are holding
down the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch even if the RETURN
VIDEO item is set to “OFF” on the GENLOCK page of the
MAINTENANCE menu.
Note
When no signal is input to the GENLOCK IN connector,
the image is not changed even if you hold down the RET
switch on the lens.
However, the image is switched while you are holding
down the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch to which the return video
function is assigned, even if no signal is input to the
GENLOCK IN connector.
TOP
:
:
ON
OFF
GL H PHASE
:
GL SC PHASE
:
GL SC 0/180 SEL :
0
0
180
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Settings from Menus
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
4
The camcorder provides menus for adjustments and
settings.
The z mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting
changes to a z mark.
7-3-1 Setting Gain Values for the
GAIN Selector Positions
Any of –3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 or 48 dB
can be set for each of the L, M, and H positions, in any
sequence.
Before using the camcorder, use the GAIN SW page of the
USER menu to set the gains corresponding to the L, M,
and H positions of the GAIN selector, which switches the
gain of the video amplifier.
To set the gain values, proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
For TURBO, any of –3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36,
42 or 48 dB can be selected.
To change the gain corresponding to another switch
position, return to step 3.
5
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the GAIN SW page
appears, then press the MENU knob to select the page.
U08 GAIN SW
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN
GAIN
LOW
MID
HIGH
TURBO
TURBO SW IND.
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To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
The menu display disappears, and the current status of
the camcorder is shown along the top and bottom of
the screen.
TOP
:
:
:
:
0db
9db
18db
42db
:
OFF
Item
Description
GAIN LOW
Sets the gain value corresponding to
the L position of the GAIN selector.
GAIN MID
Sets the gain value corresponding to
the M position of the GAIN selector.
GAIN HIGH
Sets the gain value corresponding to
the H position of the GAIN selector.
GAIN TURBO
Sets the gain value corresponding to
TURBO GAIN button selection.
TURBO SW IND
OFF: When you operate the GAIN
selector after pressing the TURBO
GAIN button once, the video gain is
changed according to the GAIN
selector operation.
ON: When the video gain is boosted to
the video gain to the value preset by
pressing the TURBO GAIN button
once, the video gain is not changed
even if you operate the GAIN selector,
until you press the TURBO GAIN
button once more.
3
Turn the MENU knob to change the setting, and press
the MENU knob.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press MENU knob.
7-3 Adjustments and Settings from Menus
7-3-2 Selecting the Output Signals
When the CBK-SD01 is installed, you can select the type
of video signals (VBS/SDI) from the VIDEO OUT
connector on the OUTPUT page of the USER menu.
Use the POWER SAVE page to specify whether or not to
enable DV stream output from the i.LINK DV IN/OUT
S400 connector of this unit.
When DV stream output is enabled, it is output when the
recording format is any of MPEG IMX 50Mbps, 40Mbps,
30Mbps or DVCAM.
To select the signal output from the VIDEO
OUT connector
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the OUTPUT page
appears, then press the MENU knob to select the page.
2
U01 OUTPUT
LCD BRIGHT <L>
LCD BRIGHT <H>
LCD COLOR
TOP
:
:
:
0
0
0
PC REMOTE
:
REAR BNC OUT SEL:
DSABL
VBS
If this is the first time the OPERATION menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page appears. If the menu
has been used before, the last accessed page appears.
3
Item
Description
LCD BRIGHT <L>
Adjusts the LCD brightness when the
LCD switch is in the L position.
Adjusts the color saturation of the LCD.
i.LINK SBP2
MODE
Selects whether or not to use the
i.LINK connector SBP2 interface.
REAR BNC OUT
SEL
Selects the type of the video signal to
be output from the VIDEO OUT
connector.
SDI : Outputs the SDI signal. When
SDI is selected, connect the
VIDEO OUT connector to the SDI
IN connector of the video monitor.
VBS: Outputs the analog composite
video signal. When VBS is
selected, connector the VIDEO
OUT connector to the VIDEO IN
connector of the video monitor.
This setting allows you to save the
power.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “REAR
BNC OUT SEL”, and press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “REAR BNC OUT SEL”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
4
04 POWER SAVE
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
To enable DV stream output
TOP
i.LINK OUT
REC AUDIO OUT
:
:
DSABL
EE
NETWORK/THUMB
:
SAVE
Item
Setting
i.LINK OUT
Enable or disable i.LINK (AV/C) OUT.
REC AUDIO OUT
Select whether to output E-E signals
or no audio from the AUDIO OUT
connector during recording.
NETWORK/
THUMB
Select whether to permanently enable
the CBK-NC01 (option) and thumbnail
display, or to disable them in power
saving mode.
4
Turn the MENU knob to change the desired setting,
and press the MENU knob.
The z mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting
changes to a z mark.
5
The POWER SAVE page appears. The current
settings appear on the right side of each item.
Move the b mark to “i.LINK OUT”, then press the
MENU knob.
The b mark changes to a z mark, and the z mark
changes to a ? mark.
5
Turn the MENU knob to select “ENABL”, then press
the MENU knob.
The setting is confirmed. The z mark changes to a b
mark and the ? mark changes to a z mark.
6
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
Proceed as follows.
Notes
1
• As the i.LINK cable, use an S400-compliant cable
which is as short as possible (up to 1.5 m (5 feet)).
It may not be possible to establish a FAM
connection if a longer cable is used.
• DV streams are not output when the i.LINK DV IN/
OUT S400 connector is set to input.
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch to ON.
The TOP menu appears.
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
3
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to POWER SAVE, then
press the MENU knob.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the POWER SAVE page appears, then press the
MENU knob.
LCD BRIGHT <H> Adjusts the LCD brightness when the
LCD switch is in the H position.
LCD COLOR
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“OPERATION”, then press the MENU knob.
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See 3-4-1 “Recording a DV Stream From External
Equipment” (page 63) for more information on the
input setting of the i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400
connector.
Items followed by “<B>” are used to adjust the white
balance of channel B.
4
7-3-3 Setting the Color Temperature
Manually
You can adjust the value of the white balance manually by
setting the color temperature.
Proceed as follows.
1
2
5
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“PAINT”, and press the MENU knob.
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “WHITE”, and press the
MENU knob to display the WHITE page.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the WHITE page appears, and press the MENU
knob to select the page.
Turn the MENU knob to change the setting, and press
the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
To set other items, go back to step 3.
6
If this is the first time the PAINT menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page appears. If the menu
has been used before, the last accessed page appears.
3
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch to ON.
The TOP menu appears.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press MENU knob.
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
7-3-4 Specifying an Offset for the
Auto White Balance Setting
By setting an offset for the value of auto white balance,
you can make the picture warmer or colder.
The OFFSET WHT page of the OPERATION menu
allows you to do this setting.
Proceed as follows.
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Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch from OFF to ON.
P02 WHITE
COLOR TEMP
COLOR FINE
R GAIN
B GAIN
D5600K
COLOR TEMP
COLOR FINE
R GAIN
B GAIN
D5600K
<A>:
<A>:
<A>:
<A>:
<A>:
<B>:
<B>:
<B>:
<B>:
:
3200
0
0
0
OFF
3200
0
0
0
OFF
Item
Description
COLOR TEMP
<A>
Sets the color temperature for the
desired value. Adjust the value while
looking at the real image because error
tends to be bigger for adjustment of
high color temperature.
COLOR FINE <A>
Adjusts the value more precisely when
the color temperature adjustment
through COLOR TEMP is not
satisfactory.
R GAIN <A>
Only the value of R GAIN is changed.
B GAIN <A>
Only the value of B GAIN is changed.
D5600K
Sets the color temperature to
approximately 5600 K.
The above table shows the adjustment of the white
balance of channel A.
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The TOP menu appears.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“OPERATION”, and press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the OPERATION menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page appears. If the menu
has been used before, the last accessed page appears.
3
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “OFFSET WHITE”, and
press the MENU knob to display the OFFSET WHITE
page.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the OFFSET WHITE page appears, and press the
MENU knob to select the page.
P17 OFFSET WHT
OFFSET WHITE <A>:
WARM COOL
<A>:
COLOR FINE
<A>:
OFF
3200
0
OFFSET WHITE <B>:
WARM COOL
<B>:
COLOR FINE
<B>:
OFF
3200
0
Item
Description
OFFSET WHITE
<A>
Turns the setting of the offset for
channel A ON or OFF. ON: Adds the
offset adjusted on this page to the
white balance.
WARM-COOL <A>
When OFFSET WHITE <A> is ON,
sets the offset for the white balance of
channel A, using the color
temperature. Adjust the value while
looking at the real image because
error tends to be bigger for adjustment
of high color temperature.
Adjusts the value more precisely if the
adjustment by WARM-COOL <A> is
not satisfactry.
OFFSET WHITE
<B>
Turns the setting of the offset for
channel B ON or OFF. ON: Adds the
offset adjusted on this page to the
white balance.
WARM-COOL <B>
Sets the offset for the white balance of
channel B, using the color
temperature. Adjust the value while
looking at the real image because
error tends to be bigger for adjustment
of high color temperature.
COLOR FINE <B>
Adjusts the value more precisely if the
adjustment by WARM-COOL <B> is
not satisfactory.
7-3-5 Assigning Functions to
ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 Switches
You can assign the desired function to any of the ASSIGN
1/2/3/4 switches and the TURBO GAIN button.
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the FUNCTION 1 page
appears, then press the MENU knob to select to page.
U03 FUNCTION1
ASSIGN SW <1>
ASSIGN SW <2>
ASSIGN SW <3>
ASSIGN SW <4>
TURBO SW
DF/NDF
CACHE/INTVAL
TOP
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
ATW
OFF
OFF
OFF
TURBO
DF
OFF
Description
ASSIGN SW 1
Assigns the function to ASSIGN 1
(push-type) switch.
ASSIGN SW 2
Set the WHITE BAL switch to the position
corresponding to the desired channel (A or B).
Assigns the function to ASSIGN 2
(slide-type) switch.
ASSIGN SW 3
Assigns the function to ASSIGN 3
(push-type) switch.
Note
ASSIGN SW 4
Assigns the function to ASSIGN 4
(push-type) switch.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
6
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
Item
If the WHITE BAL switch is not set to A or B when
you operate the camcorder, the adjustment value will
not be reflected in the output signal.
5
7
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COLOR FINE <A>
4
To set other items, go back to step 3.
To set the other white balance channel, go back to step
2.
TOP
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
corresponding to the switch to which you want to
assign the function, and press the MENU knob.
The corresponding ASSIGN SW SEL window
appears.
Turn the MENU knob to change the setting, and press
the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
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ASSIGN SW1 <3/4> SEL window
ASSIGN SW1 SEL ESC
OFF
PICTURE CACHE ON/OFF
TEST OUT CHARACTER
MARKER
RE-TAKE
ATW
RETURN VIDEO
LENS RET
REC SWITCH
TURBO SWITCH
ASSIGN SW2 SEL window
ASSIGN SW2 SEL ESC
OFF
PICTURE CACHE ON/OFF
TEST OUT CHARACTER
MARKER
ZEBRA
FREEZE MIX
FREEZE MIX(Manual)
D5600
EXT REC CONTROL
Functions to be assigned to the ASSIGN 1/3/4
(push-type) switch
Chapter 7 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
Function
Description
OFF
Disables the switch.
CACHE
Assigns execution of recording in picture
cache mode.
TEST OUT
CHARACTER
Assigns the function to switch whether or
not text is superimposed on the video
signal to be output from the TEST OUT
connector.
MARKER
Assigns the ON/OFF function to display
all markers.1)
RETAKE
Assigns the function to delete the last
recorded clip.
ATW
Assigns the ON/OFF function of autotracing white balance.
RETURN VIDEO Assigns the ON/OFF function to display
the image of the return video signal on
the viewfinder to the switch.2)
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LENS RET
Assigns the same function as that of the
RET switch on the lens to the switch.
REC SWITCH
Assigns the VTR S/S (start/stop) function
to the switch.
TURBO
SWITCH
Assigns the turbo gain function to the
switch.
ZEBRA
Assigns the zebra pattern display
function to the switch.
FREEZE MIX
Outputs the freeze image and camera
input alternately, to allow frame alignment
(automatic switching).
FREEZE MIX
(Manual)
Outputs the freeze image and camera
input alternately, to allow frame alignment
(manual switching).
D5600
Applies an electrical 5600 K filter.
ZOOM TELE/
WIDE 3)
When using a serial lens, assign the
ZOOM TELE setting to ASSIGN 3, and
the WIDE setting to ASSIGN 4.
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Function
Description
ZOOM WIDE/
TELE 3)
When using a serial lens, assign the
ZOOM WIDE setting to ASSIGN 3, and
the TELE setting to ASSIGN 4.
SHOT MARK1
Assigns the function to record a SHOT
MARK 1 essence mark.
SHOT MARK2
Assigns the function to record a SHOT
MARK 2 essence mark.
UA01 to UA10 4) Assigns the items assigned in the
ASSIGN SEL menu.
1) Even when the MARKER item is set to “OFF” on the MARKER page of
the USER menu, the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch allows you to display or not to
display all markers.
2) Even if the RETURN VIDEO item is set to “OFF” on the GENLOCK page
of the MAINTENANCE menu, you can use this switch to display the
image of the return video signal on the viewfinder.
3) Only the Assign 3SEL and Assign 4 SEL screens appear.
4) This does not appear if nothing is assigned in the Assign menu.
Functions to be assigned to the ASSIGN 2 (slidetype) switch
Function
Content
OFF
Disables the switch.
CACHE
Assigns execution of recording in picture
cache mode.
TEST OUT
CHARACTER
Assigns the function to switch whether or
not the characters are mixed to the video
signal to be output from the TEST OUT
connector.
MARKER
Assigns the ON/OFF function to display
all markers.1)
ZEBRA
Assigns the zebra pattern display
function to the switch.
D5600
Applies an electrical 5600 K filter.
EXT REC
CONTROL
Selects whether or not recording control
of external devices connected through
the i.LINK connector or the CCZ
connector (26-pin) of a CA-702 is
possible.
REC VIDEO
SOURCE 2)
Selects which signals you will record
pictures being shot by the camcorder or
video signals from external equipment
connected to GENLOCK IN connector.
UA01 to UA10 3)
Assigns the items assigned in the
ASSIGN SEL menu.
1) Even when the MARKER item is set to “OFF” on the MARKER page of
the USER menu, the ASSIGN 2 switch allows you to display or not to
display all markers.
2) When the CBK-SC01 is not installed, this item does not appears since this
function is not effective.
3) This does not appear if nothing is assigned in the Assign menu.
Note
For functions that are assigned to the ASSIGN 2
switch, you cannot change those settings using other
menus. The function assigned to ASSIGN 2 switch
takes precedence over the menu setting.
4
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press MENU knob.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the TIME/DATE page appears, then press the
MENU knob to select the page.
The b mark changes to a z mark, and the z mark by
the setting changes to a ? mark.
5
6
04 TIME/DATE
Turn the MENU knob to switch to the desired setting,
and press the MENU knob.
ADJUST
:
EXEC
HOUR
MIN
SEC
:
:
:
12
55
58
The z mark changes to a b mark, and the ? mark
changes to a z mark, confirming the setting.
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
:
:
:
00
07
31
To continue with other settings, repeat steps 3 and 4.
To return to the previous page
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “ESC” at the
right top of the window and press the MENU knob.
Alternatively, push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch
down to the ESCAPE side.
4
Press the MENU knob.
The TIME ADJUST setting window appears.
TIME ADJUST
To end the menu operation
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF or close the cover
of the menu operating section.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“DIAGNOSIS”, and press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the DIAGNOSIS menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page appears. If the menu
has been used before, the last accessed page appears.
3
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “TIME/DATE”, and press
the MENU knob to display the TIME/DATE page.
:
:
:
00
07
31
Description
HOUR
Sets the hour value.
MIN
Sets the minutes value.
SEC
Sets the seconds value.
YEAR
Sets the year.
MONTH
Sets the month.
DAY
Sets the day.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
6
Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/
OFF switch to ON.
The TOP menu appears.
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
Item
7-3-6 Setting the Date/Time of the
Internal Clock
1
12
55
58
OK
5
You can set or change the date and time of the internal
clock. The date and time set are reflected in the time code.
Proceed as follows.
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:
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Operation of the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches when
UA01 to UA10 are assigned
When an on/off switchable function (or menu item) is
assigned to one of the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches, each time
the switch is pressed toggles the function on or off.
When another type of menu item is assigned, pressing the
switch displays the item and its setting value on the
viewfinder screen.
You can then change the setting by pressing and turning
the MENU knob.
The viewfinder screen display disappears approximately
three seconds after the last operation.
ESC
HOUR
MIN
SEC
Turn the MENU knob to display the desired value, and
press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
7
To continue the remaining settings, repeat steps 5 and
6.
8
When you finish settings, turn the MENU knob to
move the b mark to “OK”, then press the MENU knob.
The internal clock is set with the date and time set in
steps 5 to 7. The TIME/DATE page of the
DIAGNOSIS menu appears again. The time set on the
TIME ADJUST setting window is displayed.
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To cancel the setting
Before executing step 8, move the b mark to “ESC” at the
top right of the window and press the MENU knob.
Alternatively, push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch
down to the ESCAPE side.
All settings or changes are discarded and the TIME/DATE
page of the DIAGNOSIS menu appears.
7-3-7 Selecting the Lens File
The LENS FILE page of the USER menu allows you to
change the lens file according to the lens in use.
7-3-8 Selecting the Aspect Ratio
The FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu allows you
to select the aspect ratio of the video output signal.
Note
When the CA-701/702/702P camera adaptor is used with
the camcorder, this function is not available. To select the
aspect ratio, disconnect the CA-701/702/702P camera
adaptor from the camcorder or turn off the power of the
CA-701/702/702P camera adaptor.
Proceed as follows.
Note
When using a serial lens, lens file selection is not possible.
1
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
Follow the procedure of steps 1 to 3 described in
7-3-4 “Specifying an Offset for the Auto White
Balance Setting” on page 124 to display the
FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu.
20 FORMAT
16:9/4:3 SELECT :
Turn the MENU knob until the LENS FILE page
appears, then press the MENU knob to select the page.
16:9
SCAN MODE
:
I
UC/J SELECT
:
UC
The LENS FILE page shows the name and the f-stop
(iris setting) of the lens currently selected.
U15 LENS FILE
LENS FILE SELECT:
TOP
1
2
F.ID :
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “16:9/4:3
SELECT”, and press MENU knob.
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The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
3
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to LENS
FILE SELECT, and press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
4
Turn the MENU knob until the lens file No. in use
appears, then press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
If you do not want to use a lens file
Select NO OFFSET.
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To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
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Turn the MENU knob to display the desired aspect
ratio, and press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
4
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
To display the aspect ratio of 16:9/4:3 on the
viewfinder screen
By setting the “DISP 16:9/4:3 ID” item on the VF DISP 2
page of the USER menu to “ON”, “16:9” or “4:3” appears
on the viewfinder screen when the aspect ratio of 16:9 is
selected.
For details, see 7-2-2 “Selecting the Display Items” on
page 114.
To display “16:9” in color bars
By setting the “SHOT 16:9 ID” on the SHOT DISP page
of the USER menu to ON, you can record a “16:9” mode
indicator superimposed on the color bars.
For details, see 7-2-6 “Recording Shot Data
Superimposed on the Color Bars” on page 117.
Color bars (SMPTE type)
Color bars (EBU type)
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16:9 mode indicator on the color bar display
7-3-9 Setting the CCD Scan Mode
Since the camcorder has CCDs that use an “all pixels readout method,” a progressive scan mode is also available in
addition to the conventional interlace scan mode.
You can select either of the following modes using the
FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu.
• I (interlace scan) mode
• PsF (progressive scan) mode
Installing the CBK-FC01 allows you to select the 24P
mode.
Each mode is described below using timing charts.
I (interlace scan) mode
CCD output
Video output signal
O: Odd
E: Even
Interlace scan mode timing chart
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The video signal of an odd scanning line and that of an
even scanning line are output from the CCD alternately.
Thus, the timing of the odd-field video signal and evenfield video signal are different.
PsF (progressive scan) mode
CCD output
Video output signal
O: Odd
E: Even
Progressive scan mode timing chart
odd-field and even-field scanning lines. Thus the timing of
an odd-field video signal and an even-field video signal are
the same.
The video signal of an odd scanning line and that of an
even scanning line are output from the CCD at the same
time. Then they are sent to the memory and separated into
24P mode (2-3 pull-down) mode (PDW-510/530 only)
23.98 frames per second
CCD output
Video output signal
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O: Odd
E: Even
A(O+E)
B(O+E)
AO
AE
C(O+E)
BO
BE
D(O+E)
BO
CE
CO
A(O+E)
DE
DO
DE
AO
AE
29.97 frames per second
24P mode timing chart
After reading from the CCDs in 24P mode (23.98 frames
per second), a pull-down conversion is carried out to the 30
frames (29.97 frames per second) of the normal
progressive scan mode.
Setting the CCD scan mode
The scan mode of the camcorder has been set to the
interlace scan mode at the factory. The FORMAT page of
the OPERATION menu allows you to change the CCD
scan mode to the progressive scan mode or 24P mode
(PDW-510/530 only).
1
2
Follow the procedures given in steps 1 to 3 described
in 7-3-4 “Specifying an Offset for the Auto White
Balance Setting” on page 124, to display the
FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SCAN
MODE”, and press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “SCAN MODE” changes to
a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
130
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19 FORMAT
16:9/4:3 SELECT :
3
SCAN MODE
:?
UC/J SELECT
:
16:9
I
UC
Turn the MENU knob to display “PsF” or “24P”, and
press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
4
19 FORMAT
16:9/4:3 SELECT :
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
16:9
SCAN MODE
:
PsF
UC/J SELECT
:
UC
7-3-10Using UMID Data
To perform operations from interviewing to editing
effectively and to detect audio-visual materials easily
when reusing them, metadata that provides additional
information is recorded along with audio-visual data on a
disc. As one of application of metadata, the UMID
(Unique Material Identifier) is internationally
standardized.
What is a UMID?
The UMID (Unique Material Identifier) is a unique
identifier for audio-visual material defined by the
SMPTE330M-2003 standard.
The UMID may be used either as the 32-byte Basic UMID
or as the extended UMID, which includes an additional 32
bytes of Source Pack to make a total 64 bytes.
For details, refer to SMPTE 330M.
Extended UMID (64 bytes)
Basic UMID (32 bytes)
Source Pack (32 bytes)
L
Inst. No.
Material Number
Time/Date
Spatial
Co-ordinates
12 bytes
1
3 bytes
16 bytes
8 bytes
12 bytes
Globally unique ID is automatically recorded every
shooting.
Instance No.
Country
Org
User
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Universal label
4 bytes 4 bytes 4 bytes
The Extended UMID is metadata that provides additional
information such as location, time/date, company and so
on.
The UMID is applied as follows.
Material No.
ID generated when shooting
Same as the above
Source Pack
Shooting information (when,
where and who)
Same as the above
Original material: 00 00 00
Copied material: generation number
(1 byte) + random number (2 byte)
M
Distinguishing between the
original material and copied
material
M
Material source ID/detecting
material
Using the Extended UMID
You have to enter a country code, organization code and
user code. Set the country code referring to the ISO-3166
M
Metadata pack that identifies
the source of material unit by
defining the when, where
and who of the material unit
with which it is associated.
table, and set the organization code and user code
independently.
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131
Proceed as follows.
For details, see “UMID Menu Setup” on page 132.
Functions of UMID data
The UMID data enables the followings:
• Add a globally unique ID to every shot of audio-visual
material. The unique ID is used to detect the material
source and to link it with the original source material.
• Distinguishing between original material and copied
material. 00 is added to the Instance Number for original
material.
• Recording based on the UTC. The UTC is used when
recording the UMID. This enables uniform control of
source material recorded all over the world based on the
universal time code.
• Calculating the date difference among source materials.
The source material is recorded based on the MJD
(Modified Julian Date), which enables easy calculation
of date difference among source materials.
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COUNTRY CODE
Sets the country code.
ORGANIZATION
Sets the organization code.
USER CODE
Sets the user code.
TIME ZONE
Sets the time difference from UTC.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item
you want to set, and press the MENU knob.
The b mark to the left of the selected item changes to
a z mark and the z mark to the left of the setting
changes to a ? mark.
5
UMID Menu Setup
Turn the MENU knob to change the setting of the
selected item or to display the desired value, and press
the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
The UMID SET page of the OPERATION menu allows
you to make settings for UMID data.
Proceed as follows.
6
1
Holding down the MENU knob, set the MENU ON/
OFF switch from OFF to ON.
Additional information related to the UMID
The TOP menu appears.
COUNTRY CODE
When you select this item, the COUNTRY CODE window
appears.
2
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Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“OPERATION”, and press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the Operation menu has been
displayed, the CONTENTS page appears.
If the menu has been used before, the last accessed
page appears.
3
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “UMID SET”, and press
the MENU knob.
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
22 UMID SET
TOP
COUNTRY CODE
ORGANIZATION
: sss
: sssss
USER CODE
: sssss
TIME ZONE : 1B : -07:30
-0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKL
MNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij
klmnopqrstuvwxyz
INS DEL RET
ESC END
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the UMID SET page appears, then press the
MENU knob.
Enter an abbreviated alphanumeric string (4-byte
alphanumeric strings) according to the values defined in
ISO 3166-1.
There are about 240 country codes.
Find your own country code on the following home page.
The UMID SET page appears.
The current settings appear on the right side of each
item.
Refer to ISO-3166-1:
http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/
codlstp1/en_listp1.html
?22 UMID SET
TOP
COUNTRY CODE
: ssss
ORGANIZATION CODE: ssss
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Item
USER CODE
: ssss
TIME ZONE
00:+00:00
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When the country code is less than 4 bytes, the active part
of the code will occupy the first part of the 4-bytes and the
remainder must be filled with the space character (20h).
Example: In the case of Japan
For Japan, if the country code is JP, it is 2 bytes, if JPN, it
is 3 bytes.
Thus, enter the following:
JP_ _
or
JPN _
where _ represents a space.
Note
ORGANIZATION (organization code)
When you select this item, the ORGANIZATION window
appears.
(Refer to the COUNTRY CODE window above.)
Enter an abbreviated 4-byte alphanumeric string for the
organization code.
When you change the time zone, adjust the built-in clock
to local time and turn the power of the camcorder off and
then the power on again.
7-3-11 Making Network Settings
The NETWORK page of the MAINTENANCE menu
allows you to make settings for connections to other DV
devices via a network.
Note
There are no problems in recording or playing back audiovideo signals,if ORGANIZATION is not set.
Organization codes must be acquired by applying to the
SMPTE registration office. When no organization code
has been acquired, it is forbidden to enter an arbitrary
string. As a rule, the code “00” must be entered. Freelance
operators who do not belong to an origination should enter
“~”.
When the unit is shipped from the factory, automatic
acquisition of the IP address is disabled. Proceed as
follows to enable it.
1
The TOP menu appears.
2
3
TIME ZONE
When you select this item, the TIME ZONE window
appears.
The UTC is calculated based on the local time, using the
time zone. If the time zone is not set, the UTC is not
recorded correctly.
The NETWORK page appears. The current settings of
the items on the page appear to the right of the items.
M18 NETWORK
DHCP
IP ADDRESS
SUBNET MASK
DEF. GATEWAT
LINK SPEED
DUPLEX
ESC
GREENWICH
AZORES
M-ATRANTIC
ARZENTINE
HALIFAX
NEW YORK
CHICAGO
DENVER
LOSANGELES
ALASKA
Set the time difference from UTC. When setting the
summer time or daylight savings time, change the code to
one which will advance the time by 1 hour.
If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “NETWORK”, and press
the MENU knob.
If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob
until the NETWORK page appears, then press the
MENU knob.
User bits cannot be entered when no organization code has
been entered.
TIME ZONE
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“MAINTENANCE”, and press the MENU knob.
If this is the first time the MAINTENANCE menu has
been displayed, the CONTENTS page appears.
If the menu has been used before, the last accessed
page appears.
Note
00.UTC
01.UTC-01:00
02.UTC-02:00
03.UTC-03:00
04.UTC-04:00
05.UTC-05:00
06.UTC-06:00
07.UTC-07:00
08.UTC-08:00
09.UTC-09:00
Holding down the MENU knob, set the menu switch
from OFF to ON.
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USER CODE
When you select this item, the USER CODE window
appears.
(Refer to the COUNTRY CODE window above.)
Enter the 4-byte alphanumeric strings for user
identification.
The user code is registered with each organization locally.
It is usually not centrally registered.
When the user code is less than 4 bytes, enter the user code
from the beginning of the 4 bytes and enter the space
character (20h) in the remaining strings.
This user code is determined by the organization. The
methods used depend on the organization.
Enabling automatic acquisition of the IP
address
4
TOP
:
:
:
:
:
:
DISABL
192 168 1 10
255 255 255 0
0 0 0 0
AUTO
AUTO
Press the MENU knob, and turn it to move the b mark
to “DHCP”, then press the MENU knob.
The b mark to the left of “DHCP” changes to a z
mark, and the z mark to the left of the setting changes
to a ? mark.
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133
5
6
Turn the MENU knob to display “ENABL”, then press
the MENU knob.
6
When you are finished, move the b mark to SET, then
press the MENU knob.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
7
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“SUBNET MASK”, then press the MENU knob.
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
Note
Before enabling automatic acquisition of the IP address,
check to be sure that this unit is connected to a network
with a network cable.
The acquired IP address is displayed in the “IP
ADDRESS” line of the NETWORK page.
If an IP address could not be acquired, “0.0.0.0” is
displayed. In this case, contact your network
administrator.
Setting the IP address, subnet mask, and
default gateway
The unit is shipped from the factory with the following
settings.
IP ADDRESS:
192.168. 1.10
SUBNET MASK: 255.255.255. 0
DEF. GATEWAY: 0. 0. 0. 0
Proceed as follows to change the settings.
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1
Carry out steps 1 to 3 in “Enabling automatic
acquisition of the IP address” (page 133) to display
the NETWORK page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “IP
ADDRESS”, then press the MENU knob.
The IP ADDRESS setting window appears.
3
Move the b mark to the value that you want to change,
then press the MENU knob.
The b mark changes to a ? mark.
4
Turn the MENU knob to display the desired value,
then press the MENU knob.
The ? mark changes to a b mark.
To cancel the change and restore the standard
setting
Push the CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch to the
CANCEL/PRST side.
For details, see 7-1-3 “Basic Menu Operations” (page
106).
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Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the remaining values.
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SUBNET MASK setting window appears.
8
Carry out steps 3 to 6 to set the subnet mask.
9
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “DEF.
GATEWAY”, then press the MENU knob.
The DEF. GATEWAY setting window appears.
10 Repeat steps 3 to 6 to set the default gateway.
11 To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
Setting the communications speed
Set the communications speed by choosing AUTO,
10Mbps, or 100Mbps from the menu.
The factory default setting is “AUTO”.
Proceed as follows.
1
Carry out steps 1 to 3 in “Enabling automatic
acquisition of the IP address” (page 133) to display
the NETWORK page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “LINK
SPEED”, then press the MENU knob.
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired value, then press the MENU knob.
4
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
Setting the communications mode (full
duplex or half duplex)
Set the communications speed by choosing AUTO, FULL
(full duplex) or HALF (half duplex) from the menu.
The factory default setting is “AUTO”.
Proceed as follows.
1
Carry out steps 1 to 3 in “Enabling automatic
acquisition of the IP address” (page 133) to display
the NETWORK page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“DUPLEX”, then press the MENU knob.
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired mode, then press the MENU knob.
4
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
7-4 Resetting USER
Menu Settings to the
Standard Settings
You can return all settings in the USER menu to the
standard settings. It is also possible to change the standard
settings from their factory default values.
For details on how to change the factory settings, refer to
the Maintenance Manual.
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu appears on the screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the USER FILE page
appears, and press the MENU knob.
The USER FILE page appears.
U16 USER FILE
USER FILE LOAD
USER FILE SAVE
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
F.ID : sssssssssssssssss
USER PRESET
:
EXEC
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USER FILE page
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “USER
PRESET”, and press the MENU knob.
The message “LOAD OK? YES b NO” appears.
U16 USER FILE
LOAD OK?
USER FILE LOAD
USER FILE SAVE
:
:
YES
NO
EXEC
EXEC
F.ID : sssssssssssssssss
USER PRESET
4
:
EXEC
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to”YES”,
and press the MENU knob.
The settings for all items in the USER menu are reset
to the standard settings.
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Saving and Loading User
Setting Data
8-1 Saving and Loading
User Files to and
from a “Memory
Stick”
The camcorder is equipped with a “Memory Stick” drive,
which enables you to save user files, scene files, lens files,
reference files and “ALL” files. You can load these files
from the “Memory Stick” for immediate recall of a
particular setting configuration.
When a menu page is displayed, you can set up the
camcorder so that inserting a “Memory Stick”
automatically jumps to the appropriate file-related menu
page.
For details about scene files, see 8-2 “Saving and Loading
Scene Files” on page 141.
For details about lens files, reference files and “ALL”
files, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
For details of the function for jumping to the appropriate
file-related menu page, see 8-3 “Jumping to a File-Related
Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”” on page
145.
Chapter
8
8-1-1 Handling the “Memory Stick”
The “Memory Stick” can be inserted to or removed from
the camcorder with the power turned on or off.
Inserting the “Memory Stick”
Proceed as follows.
1
Open the cover of the menu operating section.
The “Memory Stick” slot is now visible.
2
Hold the “Memory Stick” with the notch facing
downward and the arrow facing away from you, and
insert the “Memory Stick” into the “Memory Stick”
slot until it clicks into place. Then close the cover.
“Memory Sticks” usable with this
camcorder
With this camcorder, you can use “Memory Sticks” whose
capacity does not exceed 128 MB.
For details, see “Memory Stick” in the Specifications on
page 172.
“Memory Stick”
Inserting the “Memory Stick”
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8-1 Saving and Loading User Files to and from a “Memory Stick”
Note
If it does not fit into the slot properly or if there is some
resistance when you insert it, the “Memory Stick” may be
turned around or upside down. Do not force the “Memory
Stick” into the slot. Confirm the direction of the notch and
arrow on the “Memory Stick” before inserting the
“Memory Stick”, and then try inserting it again.
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Check that the access indicator is not lit, then gently press
in the “Memory Stick” and release. It pops out, and you
can withdraw it from the slot.
Check that the access
indicator is not lit
Gently press in
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Note
• Avoid getting liquids on the “Memory Stick”.
• Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in a location
subject to:
- extremely high temperature such as the hot inside of a
car or the outdoors exposed to a burning sun, or a place
near a heater.
- direct sunlight
- high humidity
- excessive dust
• When storing and carrying the “Memory Stick”, keep it
in its original case to ensure protection of important data.
• When carrying the camcorder with the “Memory Stick”
inserted, close the cover of the menu operating section.
• Avoid removing the “Memory Stick” from the insertion
slot while the access indicator is lit.
• Do not format the “Memory Stick” using a PC.
For formatting the “Memory Stick”, see the description
of the MEMORY STICK page of the FILE menu on
page 195.
8-1-2 Saving User Menu Data to the
“Memory Stick”
You can save USER menu settings held in the camcorder
as user files in the “Memory Stick”.
You can save up to 100 user files in the “Memory Stick”.
Insert the “Memory Stick”, then proceed as follows.
Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while the access
indicator is lit. You may lose data, or damage the “Memory
Stick”.
1
Protecting saved data
2
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
Turn the MENU knob until the USER FILE page
appears, then press the MENU knob to select the page.
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
To prevent accidental erasure of important setup data, use
the LOCK switch on the “Memory Stick”.
Slide the switch right to the write protect position. It is now
impossible to write or delete data on the “Memory Stick”.
U15 USER FILE
USER FILE LOAD
USER FILE SAVE
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
F.ID : sssssssssssssssss
USER PRESET
EXEC
If you want to set a file ID for the data to be saved
Set the file ID before going to step 3.
LOCK switch on the “Memory Stick”
For details on setting the file ID, see “Setting the file
ID” on page 138.
Notes on using and storing the “Memory
Stick”
• Avoid touching the connector of the “Memory Stick” or
contacting it with a metal object.
• When attaching a label to the “Memory Stick”, use only
the label supplied for the “Memory Stick”.
• Do not drop, bend, or submit the “Memory Stick” to
external shock.
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick”.
:
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to USER
FILE SAVE, and press the MENU knob.
The P00 USER SAVE page appears.
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?P00 USER SAVE
DISPLAY MODE
001.NEW
002.NEW
003.NEW
004.NEW
005.NEW
If you select a file number where data has already
been saved
The message “OVERWRITE OK? YES b NO”
appears. In this case, the b mark appears on the left of
“NO”, which is flashing.
• To stop overwriting, press the MENU knob.
• To overwrite, move the b mark to “YES” and press
the MENU knob.
ESC
:
ALL
FILE
FILE
FILE
FILE
FILE
When a ? appears on the left of “P00” at the top left of
the page, you can change the page. Up to 20 pages,
from P00 to P19, can be used to save user files in the
“Memory Stick”. Each page can hold up to 5 files.
4
Turn the MENU knob until the page which contains
the desired file number appears, and press the MENU
knob.
P00 USER SAVE
DISPLAY MODE
001.NEW
002.NEW
003.NEW
004.NEW
005.NEW
5
ALL
FILE
FILE
FILE
FILE
FILE
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To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
The menu disappears from the viewfinder screen, and
the display indicating the current status of the
camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the
screen.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired file number, and press the MENU knob.
The message “SAVE OK? YES b NO” appears.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
P00 USER SAVE
ESC
SAVE OK?
YES NO
DISPLAY MODE
:
ALL
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
001.NEW
002.NEW
003.NEW
004.NEW
005.NEW
FILE
FILE
FILE
FILE
FILE
To carry out the save, move the b mark to “YES” and
press the MENU knob.
To cancel, press the MENU knob leaving the b mark
pointing to “NO”.
The access indicator lights.
When the saving is completed, the message
“COMPLETE” appears and the access indicator goes
off.
If no “Memory Stick” has been inserted, the message
“NO MEMORY STICK” will appear. Insert a
“Memory Stick”.
138
For details, see “Selecting the display contents” on
page 139.
USER menu settings to be saved in the “Memory
Stick”
Settings for items on all pages of the USER menu are
saved in the “Memory Stick” as a user file. However, you
can select the items which are not to be saved in the
“Memory Stick”.
When a file number is
shown as “NEW FILE”,
this means that the file
is empty. When data is
stored in a file number,
the file name appears.
6
ESC
:
You can select the information displayed on each
USER SAVE or USER LOAD page.
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If data cannot be saved
If one of the following error messages appears during or
after the save operation, then the data was not saved.
Data save error messages
Error message
Cause
Action
NO MEMORY
STICK (flashing)
No “Memory
Insert or reinsert the
Stick” is inserted. “Memory Stick”.
MEMORY STICK The LOCK
Set the LOCK switch
LOCKED
switch on the
to the write enable
“Memory Stick”
position.
is set to the write
protect position.
MEMORY STICK Circuit or
ERROR
“Memory Stick”
(flashing)
fault.
Check the circuitry, or
replace the “Memory
Stick” .
Setting the file ID
Before data is saved to a “Memory Stick”, it is useful to set
a file ID for the “Memory Stick” to identify it.
When data is saved to a “Memory Stick”, the file ID is
saved to the “Memory Stick” together with the data.
Selecting the display contents
Note
Set the file ID before saving data in the “Memory Stick”.
Otherwise, the file ID is not saved with the other data.
Proceed as follows.
1
On the USER FILE page, turn the MENU knob to
move the b mark to “F. ID”.
U16 USER FILE
USER FILE LOAD
USER FILE SAVE
You can select the contents of the file to be displayed on
the USER SAVE page and USER LOAD page.
Proceed as follows.
1
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“DISPLAY MODE”, and press the MENU knob.
2
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark until the
desired type of the display contents (see the following
table) appears, then press the MENU knob.
TOP
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
F.ID : sssssssssssssssss
USER PRESET
:
P00 USER LOAD
EXEC
DISPLAY MODE
ESC
:
F.ID
001.USER1
002.USER2
003.NO FILE
004.USER4
005.USER5
2
Press the MENU knob.
A character table appears, allowing you to select
characters you want to enter.
U16 USER FILE
USER FILE LOAD
USER FILE SAVE
TOP
:
:
Display type
Description
ALL
File ID (10 characters) and date ((month/
day/year) for PDW-510/530 and (day/month/
year) for PDW-510P/530P)
F.ID
File ID (16 characters)
DATE
Saved date (year/month/day/hours/minutes/
seconds)
MODEL
Information on the model
EXEC
EXEC
F.ID :?x
$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:
;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ[\]_
INS DEL RET
ESC END
3
Follow the procedure of steps 4 and 5 described in 72-7 “Setting the Shot ID” on page 118 to enter the file
ID.
8-1-3 Loading saved data from a
“Memory Stick”
4
When you finish entering the file ID, turn the MENU
knob to move the x mark to “END”, then press the
MENU knob.
The data loaded from the “Memory Stick” overwrites the
data saved in the camcorder.
The entered file ID is now displayed.
Proceed as follows.
USER FILE LOAD
USER FILE SAVE
TOP
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
F.ID : sssssssssssssssss
USER PRESET
:
1
EXEC
File ID set in step 3
After setting the file ID, carry out the procedure from
step 3 in 7-1-2 “Saving User Menu Data to the
“Memory Stick”” on page 137.
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
13 USER FILE
Note
Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON.
The last accessed menu page appears on the screen.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the USER FILE page
appears, then press the MENU knob. Alternatively,
select “USER FILE” on the CONTENTS page.
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “USER
FILE LOAD”, and press the MENU knob.
The P00 USER LOAD page appears.
The set file ID is saved in the “Memory Stick” with the
data.
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139
Data load error messages
?P00 USER LOAD
DISPLAY MODE
001.USER1
002.USER2
003.NO FILE
004.USER4
005.USER5
4
ESC
:
JAN/01/04
JAN/15/04
FEB/05/04
FEB/20/04
Turn the MENU knob until the page which contains
the desired file number appears, then press the MENU
knob.
P00 USER LOAD
001.USER1
002.USER2
003.NO FILE
004.USER4
005.USER5
ESC
:
ALL
JAN/01/04
JAN/15/04
FEB/05/04
FEB/20/04
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired file number to be loaded, and press the MENU
knob.
The message “LOAD OK? YES b NO” appears.
P00 USER LOAD
ESC
LOAD OK?
YES NO
DISPLAY MODE
:
ALL
001.USER1
002.USER2
003.NO FILE
004.USER4
005.USER5
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6
JAN/01/04
JAN/15/04
FEB/05/04
FEB/20/04
To carry out the load, move the b mark to “YES” and
press the MENU knob.
To cancel, press the MENU knob leaving the b mark
pointing to “NO”.
The access indicator lights.
When the load is completed, the message
“COMPLETE” appears and the access indicator goes
off.
The USER FILE page appears again.
7
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
If data cannot be loaded
If one of the following error messages appears during or
after the load operation, then the data was not loaded.
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Error message
Cause
Action
NO MEMORY
STICK (flashing)
No “Memory
Stick” is inserted.
Insert or reinsert the
“Memory Stick”.
MEMORY STICK Circuit or
ERROR
“Memory Stick”
(flashing)
fault.
FILE ERROR
(flashing)
DISPLAY MODE
5
ALL
8-1 Saving and Loading User Files to and from a “Memory Stick”
Recheck, and
consult your Sony
representative.
The “Memory
Do not try to load
Stick” contains
data saved from
data that cannot
another camcorder.
be loaded into this
camcorder.
8-2 Saving and Loading
Scene Files
For details on setting the file ID, see “Setting the file
ID” on page 143.
3
You can save various settings for shooting a particular
scene as a scene file. Loading the scene file, you can
quickly recreate setup conditions suitable for the scene.
You can save up to five scene files in the camcorder
memory and up to 100 scene files in a “Memory Stick”.
You can also load data from the “Memory Stick” into the
camcorder memory.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SCENE
STORE”, and press the MENU knob.
F04 SCENE FILE
SCENE RECALL
SCENE STORE
F.ID:
Data that can be saved in a scene file
?P00 SCENE STORE
DISPLAY MODE
For details of the PAINT menu, refer to the Maintenance
Manual.
For details, see “White balance setting data to be saved
in the scene file” on page 142.
8-2-1 Saving a Scene File
1
In the TOP menu, select the FILE menu.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the SCENE FILE page
appears, then press the MENU knob to select the page.
Alternatively, select “SCENE FILE” on the
CONTENTS page to display the SCENE FILE page.
04 SCENE FILE
ESC
:
ALL
MEM-01:STANDARD
MEM-02:STANDARD
MEM-03:STANDARD
MEM-04:STANDARD
MEM-05:STANDARD
4
Select the desired file number.
When no “Memory Stick” has been inserted
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired file number, and press the MENU knob.
When the save is completed, the SCENE FILE page
appears again.
When you select a file number where data has
already been saved
The message “OVERWRITE OK? YES b NO”
appears. In this case, the b mark is placed on the left
of “NO”.
• To stop overwriting, press the MENU knob.
• To overwrite, move the b mark to “YES” and press
the MENU knob.
When a “Memory Stick” has been inserted
You can use up to 20 pages, from P01 to P20, to save
scene files in the “Memory Stick”. Each page can hold
up to 5 files.
TOP
1 Turn the MENU knob until the page which
contains the desired file number appears, then press
the MENU knob.
s1
:STANDARD
s2
:STANDARD
s3
:STANDARD
s4
:STANDARD
s5
:STANDARD
sSTANDARD
SCENE RECALL
SCENE STORE
F.ID:
EXEC
EXEC
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
Proceed as follows to save a scene file in the camcorder
memory or the “Memory Stick”.
To save a scene file in the “Memory Stick”, insert the
“Memory Stick” before starting the operation.
:
:
The SCENE STORE page appears.
You can save the following data in a scene file:
• Values adjusted using the PAINT menu
• Shutter speed settings made in the standard mode and
ECS mode
• The white balance data included in a scene file depends
on the SCENE WHITE DATA setting on the
REFERENCE page of the FILE menu.
TOP
s1
:STANDARD
s2
:STANDARD
s3
:STANDARD
s4
:STANDARD
s5
:STANDARD
sSTANDARD
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
If you want to set a file ID for the data to be saved
Set the file ID before going to step 3.
8-2 Saving and Loading Scene Files
141
P01 SCENE STORE
DISPLAY MODE
001.SCENE1
002.STANDARD
003.STANDARD
004.STANDARD
005.STANDARD
ESC
:
ALL
FEB/05/02
***.5FILE SAVE
MEM1-5
2 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired file number, and press the MENU knob.
The message “STORE OK? YES b NO” appears.
When SCENE WHITE DATA is set to ON
The white balance setting data selected when you save the
scene file is saved. For example, when the WHITE BAL
switch is set to A, the adjusted values in memory A are
saved in the scene file, and when the WHITE BAL switch
is set to PRST, the preset value is saved.
When SCENE WHITE DATA is set to OFF
White balance setting data is not stored in the scene file.
Saving scene files from the camcorder
memory to the “Memory Stick”
P01 SCENE STORE
ESC
STORE OK?
YES NO
DISPLAY MODE
:
ALL
You can save five scene files from the camcorder to the
“Memory Stick” in a single operation.
Proceed as follows.
001.SCENE1
002.STANDARD
003.STANDARD
004.STANDARD
005.STANDARD
1
FEB/05/02
***.5FILE SAVE
MEM1-5
3 To carry out the storing, move the b mark to
“YES” and press the MENU knob.
To cancel, press the MENU knob leaving the b
mark pointing to “NO”.
One of the SCENE STORE pages appears.
2
You can select the contents of the user file to be
displayed on the page.
P01 SCENE STORE
001.SCENE1
002.SCENE2
003.NO FILE
004.SCENE4
005.SCENE5
***.5FILE SAVE
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
3
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
To return to the SCENE FILE page
After the message “COMPLETE” is displayed, move
the b mark to “ESC” at the top right of the page by
turning the MENU knob, then press the MENU knob.
EXEC
EXEC
MEM1-5
To carry out the save, move the b mark to “YES” and
press the MENU knob.
To cancel, press the MENU knob leaving the b mark
pointing to “NO”.
When the save is completed, the message
“COMPLETE” appears.
OFF
5
8-2 Saving and Loading Scene Files
MEM1-5
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “5FILE
SAVE B MEM1-5”, and press the MENU knob.
***.5FILE SAVE
REFERENCE LOAD :
EXEC
REFERENCE SAVE :
EXEC
F.ID: sssssssssssssssss
SCENE WHITE DATA:
FEB/08/02
FEB/08/02
001.SCENE1
002.SCENE2
003.NO FILE
004.SCENE4
005.SCENE5
4
F05 REFERENCE
ALL
FEB/05/02
FEB/06/02
P01 SCENE STORE
ESC
SAVE OK?
YES NO
DISPLAY MODE
:
ALL
The white balance setting data to be saved in the scene file
depends on the setting of the SCENE WHITE DATA item
on the REFERENCE page of the FILE menu.
REFERENCE STORE :
REFERENCE CLEAR :
ESC
:
The message “SAVE OK? YES b NO” appears.
White balance setting data to be saved in
the scene file
142
Turn the MENU knob until the desired SCENE
STORE page appears, then press the MENU knob.
DISPLAY MODE
For details, see “Selecting the display contents” on
page 143.
5
After displaying the SCENE FILE page (see page 141)
turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SCENE
STORE”, then press the MENU knob.
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF.
Note
04 SCENE FILE
If files have been saved in the page selected in step 2, those
files are replaced with files loaded from the camcorder
memory. For example, files from 001 to 005 are replaced.
TOP
s1
:STANDARD
s2
:STANDARD
s3
:STANDARD
s4
:STANDARD
s5
:STANDARD
sSTANDARD
Setting the file ID
SCENE RECALL
SCENE STORE
F.ID: SCENE21
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
Before the data is saved as a scene file, it is useful to set a
file ID to identify it. The set file ID is saved together with
the data.
To set the file ID, proceed as follows.
Carry out the procedure from step 3 in 8-2-1 “Saving
a Scene File” on page 141.
1
The set file ID is saved together with the data.
On the SCENE FILE page, turn the MENU knob to
move the b mark to “F. ID”.
Selecting the display contents
F04 SCENE FILE
TOP
You can select the items of file information to be displayed
on the SCENE STORE pages (P01 to P20) or the SCENE
RECALL pages (P01 to P20) used for saving data to or
loading data from a “Memory Stick”.
EXEC
EXEC
For details, “Selecting the display contents” on page 139.
s1
:STANDARD
s2
:STANDARD
s3
:STANDARD
s4
:STANDARD
s5
:STANDARD
sSTANDARD
SCENE RECALL
SCENE STORE
F.ID:
2
:
:
8-2-2 Loading Scene Files
Press the MENU knob.
A character table appears, allowing you to select
characters you want to enter.
U16 USER FILE
TOP
Proceed as follows.
1
In the TOP menu, select the FILE menu.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the SCENE FILE page
appears, then press the MENU knob to select the page.
Alternatively, on the CONTENTS page select
“SCENE FILE”, and press the MENU knob to display
the SCENE FILE page.
3
Load the scene file.
$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:
;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ[\]_
INS DEL RET
ESC END
sSTANDARD
SCENE RECALL
SCENE STORE
F.ID: x
EXEC
EXEC
Carry out the operations for steps 4 and 5 described in
7-2-7 “Setting the Shot ID” on page 118 to enter the
file ID.
Note
Set the file ID before saving the scene file in the
“Memory Stick” or the camcorder memory.
Otherwise, the file ID is not saved with the other data.
4
When you finish entering the file ID, turn the MENU
knob to move the x mark to “END”, then press the
MENU knob.
The SCENE FILE page appears again.
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
3
:
:
To load the scene file stored in the camcorder
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired file number, and press the MENU knob.
The s which is displayed on the left of the file number
changes to x.
The camcorder is set up according to the loaded scene
file.
04 SCENE FILE
TOP
s1
:SCENE 25
x2
:SCENE 26
s3
:SCENE 27
s4
:SCENE 28
s5
:NO FILE
sSTANDARD
SCENE RECALL
SCENE STORE
F.ID: SCENE21
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
To cancel the selected scene file
Move the b mark to x, and press the MENU knob. x
changes to s.
8-2 Saving and Loading Scene Files
143
The camcorder returns to the settings before selecting
this scene file.
1
To load a scene file saved in the “Memory Stick”
Proceed as follows.
1 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“SCENE RECALL”, and press the MENU knob.
The P00 SCENE RECALL page appears.
?P00 SCENE RECALL
DISPLAY MODE
:
After displaying the SCENE FILE page (see page
143), turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to
“SCENE RECALL”, and press the MENU knob.
A SCENE RECALL page appears.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the SCENE RECALL
page which contains the desired scene files appears,
then press the MENU knob.
3
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “5FILE
LOAD b MEM 1-5”, and press the MENU knob.
ESC
F.ID
The message “RECALL OK? YES bNO” appears.
MEM<1>:STANDARD
MEM<2>:STANDARD
MEM<3>:STANDARD
MEM<4>:STANDARD
MEM<5>:NO FILE
P01 SCENE RECALL
ESC
RECALL OK? YES NO
DISPLAY MODE
:
ALL
001.SCENE1
002.SCENE2
003.NO FILE
004.SCENE4
005.SCENE5
2 Turn the MENU knob until the page which
contains the desired file number appears, then press
the MENU knob.
3 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the
desired file number, and press the MENU knob.
***.5FILE LOAD
4
The message “RECALL OK? YES bNO”
appears.
***.5FILE LOAD
5
MEM1-5
To carry out the recall, move the b mark to “YES” and
press the MENU knob.
To cancel, press the MENU knob leaving the b mark
pointing to “NO”.
When loading is complete, the message
“COMPLETE” appears and the access indicator goes
off.
P01 SCENE RECALL
ESC
RECALL OK? YES NO
DISPLAY MODE
:
ALL
001.SCENE1
002.SCENE2
003.NO FILE
004.SCENE4
005.SCENE5
MEM1-5
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
Notes
4
To carry out the recall, move the b mark to “YES” and
press the MENU knob.
To cancel, press the MENU knob leaving the b mark
pointing to “NO”.
When the loading is completed, the message
“COMPLETE” appears. The camcorder is set up
according to the loaded scene file.
If no file is present with a particular file number, this
is shown as “NO FILE”.
5
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF
switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating
section.
Loading scene files from a “Memory Stick”
into the camcorder memory
You can load up to five scene files stored in the “Memory
Stick” into the camcorder memory in a single operation.
144
8-2 Saving and Loading Scene Files
• The scene files loaded from the “Memory Stick”
overwrite data saved in the camcorder memory.
• To load the scene file saved in the camcorder memory
when the “Memory Stick” is inserted, return to the P00
SCENE RECALL page and load the desired scene file in
the camcorder memory.
• When there is no file to be loaded (shown as “NO
FILE”), an existing file of the same number is
unaffected. In the example shown in step 3, MEM(3) is
not overwritten.
8-2-3 Resetting the Settings of the
Camcorder to the Standard
Settings Saved in the
Reference File
You can reset the settings of the camcorder to the settings
saved in the reference file (standard settings).
For details about the items in the reference file, refer to the
Maintenance Manual.
On the SCENE FILE page (see page 143), turn the MENU
knob to move the b mark to “STANDARD”, and press the
MENU knob.
F04 SCENE FILE
TOP
s1
:SCENE 25
s2
:SCENE 26
s3
:SCENE 27
s4
:SCENE 28
s5
:NO FILE
xSTANDARD
SCENE RECALL
SCENE STORE
F.ID: SCENE21
:
:
EXEC
EXEC
The s displayed on the left of STANDARD changes to x.
When x changes to s, the settings of the camcorder are
reset to the settings saved in the reference file.
If you press the MENU knob again while x is displayed,
the operation is cancelled and the camcorder returns to the
settings before STANDARD was selected.
8-3 Jumping to a FileRelated Menu Page
When Inserting a
“Memory Stick”
A “Memory Stick” enables you to save user files, scene
files, lens files, reference files and “ALL” files. The
camcorder menu system allows you to make a setting so
that when a “Memory Stick” holding these files is inserted
while in menu operating mode, a menu page relating to the
desired file is automatically displayed on the screen. Thus
you can proceed to file operation quickly. This is very
convenient especially when you manage data files using
“Memory Stick”s.
To make this setting, proceed as follows.
1
In the TOP menu, select the FILE menu.
2
Turn the MENU knob until the MEMORY STICK
page of the FILE menu appears, then press the MENU
knob to select the page. Alternatively, on the
CONTENTS page select MEMORY STICK to display
the MEMORY STICK page.
09 MEMORY STICK
FORMAT
:
MS IN > JUMP TO :
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3
TOP
EXEC
OFF
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “MS IN
> JUMP TO”, and press the MENU knob.
The b mark on the left of “MS IN > JUMP TO”
changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the
setting changes to a ? mark.
4
Turn the MENU knob to select the desired setting
(target FILE menu page).
Setting
Description
OFF
Disables this function.
USER
Jumps to the USER FILE page.
ALL
Jumps to the ALL FILE page.
SCENE
Jumps to the SCENE FILE page.
LENS
Jumps to the LENS FILE 1 page.
REFER
Jumps to the REFERENCE page.
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Setting
Description
USER 1
Jumps to the USER 1 page.
5
Press the MENU knob to confirm the selection.
The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark
changes to a z mark.
Notes
In the following cases, jumping to the target page is
impossible.
• When the power is turned on after you insert a “Memory
Stick”.
• When OFF is selected for the MS IN > JUMP TO item.
• When any of the following menu pages is already
displayed.
- A file-related page such as the USER FILE page of the
FILE menu
- MEMORY STICK, ALL FILE, SCENE FILE, LENS
FILE, REFERENCE FILE or ROM VERSION page
Chapter 8 Saving and Loading User Setting Data
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8-3 Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”
Setting Up the
Camcorder
9-1 Power Supply
Chapter
9
Attaching the battery pack
1
The following power supplies can be used with the
camcorder.
• BP-GL65/GL95/L60S Lithium-ion Battery Pack
• BP-M100 Nickel Metal Hydride Rechargeable Battery
Pack
• AC power using the AC-550/550CE or AC-DN10 AC
adaptor
Press the battery pack against the back of the
camcorder, aligning the line on the side of the battery
pack with the matching line on the camcorder.
Back of camcorder
BP-GL65/
GL95/L60S/
M100
Align these
lines.
9-1-1 Using a Battery Pack
When a BP-GL95 Battery Pack is used, the camcorder will
operate continuously for about 120 minutes. Before use,
charge the battery pack with a BC-M150 Battery Charger.
It takes about 180 minutes to charge one BP-GL95.
For details, refer to the battery charger operation manual.
2
Slide the battery pack down until its “LOCK” arrow
points at the matching line on the camcorder.
When a BP-M100 Battery Pack is used, the camcorder will
operate for about 120 minutes. Before use, charge the
battery pack with a BC-M50 Battery Charger. It takes
about 240 minutes to charge one BP-M100.
For details, refer to the battery charger operation manual.
“LOCK”
arrow
Note on using the battery pack
A warm battery pack may not be able to be fully recharged.
Matching line on
the camcorder
9-1 Power Supply
147
Detaching the battery pack
to an AC power source
ACCESS
indicator
Holding the
button in, pull
the battery
pack up.
AC Adaptor
AC-550/
550CE
Power switch on
DC OUT
DC IN
DC output cable (supplied with
the AC-550/550CE)
Using an AC adaptor
Detaching the battery pack
Note
Using the AC-DN10 AC adaptor
Mount the AC-DN10 on the camcorder in the same way as
a battery pack, then connect to the AC power supply. The
AC-DN10 can supply up to 100 W of power.
During recording or playback (while the ACCESS
indicator is lit), be careful never to remove the battery
pack.
9-1-2 Avoiding Breaks in Operation
Due to an exhausted Battery
When the battery pack is becoming exhausted, you can
perform battery replacement without causing a break to the
camcorder operation by using an AC adaptor.
To do this, proceed as follows.
1
Connect an AC-550/AC-550CE Adaptor to an AC
power source, then connect it to the DC IN connector
of the camcorder.
For details, see the next section.
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
The power source switches automatically from the
battery pack to the AC adaptor connected to the DC IN
connector.
Note
There may be some noise on the video signal at the
time of power source switching.
2
Replace the battery pack with a fully charged one.
9-1-3 Using an AC Adaptor
Using the AC-550/550CE AC adaptor
Connect the camcorder to the AC power supply through
the AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor as shown in the following
figure, and turn the POWER switch of the AC-550/550CE
on.
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9-1 Power Supply
to an AC power
source
Connecting to an AC power source using the AC-DN10 AC Adaptor
9-1-4 Using the Anton Bauer
Ultralight System
By fitting the camcorder with the Anton Bauer Ultralight
system, and setting the LIGHT switch to AUTO, you can
switch the light on and off automatically as you start and
stop REC operation. This system operates with lights
powered by 12 V, with a maximum power consumption of
50 W.
9-2 Adjusting the
Viewfinder
For maximum viewing convenience, you can adjust the
viewfinder position in the left-right and backward-forward
directions.
9-2-1 Adjusting the Viewfinder
Position
Adjusting the position to the left or right
Proceed as follows.
1
Loosen the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever and
the LOCK knob.
2
Slide the viewfinder longitudinally to the most
convenient position.
3
Tighten the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever and
the LOCK knob.
9-2-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder
Focus and Screen
Adjusting the viewfinder focus
Turn the diopter adjustment ring until the viewfinder
image is sharpest.
Diopter adjustment ring
Adjusting the position to the left or right
1
Loosen the viewfinder left-right positioning ring.
2
Slide the viewfinder to the most convenient position.
3
Tighten the viewfinder left-right positioning ring.
To store the camcorder in the carrying case
Always store the camcorder with the viewfinder moved
fully in the direction opposite to the barrel and the
viewfinder left-right positioning ring tightened.
Proceed as follows.
Adjusting the viewfinder screen
Adjust the brightness, contrast, and peaking of the
viewfinder screen with the controls shown below.
BRIGHT control
CONTRAST
control
PEAKING
control
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Adjusting the position backward or
forward
Adjusting the viewfinder focus
Adjusting the viewfinder screen
Adjusting the position backward or forward
9-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder
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9-2-3 Detaching the Viewfinder
2
Viewfinder stopper
Fit two of the four holes in the back of the viewfinder
shoe over the upper two pins on the fixing plate. Make
sure that the triangular mark on the viewfinder shoe is
pointing up.
Pins
Fit these holes over
the pins.
Triangular mark
3
Detaching the viewfinder
1
Point the viewfinder barrel up or down.
2
Loosen the viewfinder left-right positioning ring.
3
Holding the viewfinder stopper up, slide the
viewfinder in the direction indicated by the arrow and
detach it.
4
Remove the viewfinder cable and microphone cable
from the clamps and disconnect them.
9-2-4 Moving the viewfinder shoe
up
1
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Using a hexagonal wrench 2.5 mm across flats,
remove the bolts (M3 × 25) and spring washers, to
detach the viewfinder shoe from the camcorder body.
Viewfinder shoe assembly (A-8278-412-G)
Using the bolts and spring washers removed in step 1,
fix the viewfinder shoe to the camcorder.
9-2-5 Using the BKW-401
Viewfinder Rotation Bracket
By fitting a BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (not
supplied), you can rotate the viewfinder out of the way so
that your right leg does not hit the viewfinder while you are
carrying the camcorder.
Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket
To fit the BKW-401 to the camcorder, proceed as follows.
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9-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder
1
Turn the arm of the rotation mechanism assembly of
the BKW-401 in the direction of the arrow in the
following illustration.
Next, using a hexagonal wrench 3 mm across flats,
remove the bolts (M4 × 8), to separate the rotation
mechanism assembly from the viewfinder front-back
positioning mechanism assembly.
9-2-6 Detaching the Eyepiece
Removing the eyepiece gives a clearer view of the screen
from further away. It is also easy to remove dust from the
viewfinder screen and mirror when the eyepiece is
detached.
2
Remove the two M3 × 10 hexagon socket bolts from
the front-back positioning mechanism assembly,
together with the washers. Take care not to lose these
bolts and washers.
1
Turn the eyepiece locking ring fully counterclockwise,
to align the red marks on the locking ring and the
viewfinder barrel.
Red mark
Red mark
Hexagon socket bolts
(M3 × 10)
Locking ring
3
Using a hexagonal wrench 2.5 mm across flats, detach
the viewfinder shoe from the camcorder body.
2
Line up the red marks.
Detach the eyepiece.
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
Reattaching the eyepiece
4
Using the two bolts (M3 × 10) and washers removed in
step 2, attach the rotation mechanism assembly of the
BKW-401 to the camcorder.
1
Align the red marks on the eyepiece locking ring and
the viewfinder barrel.
2
Align the red mark on the end of the eyepiece end with
the red marks on the eyepiece locking ring and the
viewfinder barrel. Then insert the eyepiece into the
viewfinder barrel.
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9-3 Mounting the Lens
To mount the lens, proceed as follows.
For information about using the lens, refer to the lens
manual.
Red mark on the end of the eyepiece
3
Lens mount
securing rubber
Turn the eyepiece locking ring clockwise until its
“LOCK” arrow points at the red mark on the
viewfinder barrel.
Note
When the eyecup is worn out, replace it with a new one
(service part number 3-723-079-03).
(The camcorder was shipped with an eyecup whose part
number is 3-776-341-01.)
Mounting the lens
1
Push the lens locking lever up and remove the lens
mount cap from the lens mount.
2
Align the center slot in the lens mount with the center
pin on the lens, and insert the lens into the mount.
3
Holding the lens in place, push the lens locking lever
down to mount the lens.
Note
If the lens is not firmly locked, it may come off while
the camcorder is being used. This could cause a serious
accident. Make sure the lens is firmly locked. It is
recommended that the lens mount securing rubber be
put on the lens-locking lever as illustrated above.
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9-3 Mounting the Lens
4
Connect the lens cable to the LENS connector.
5
Secure the lens cable with the cable clamps.
9-4 Adjusting the Flange
Focal Length
If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you zoom
from telephoto to wide angle, adjust the flange focal length
(the distance from the plane of the lens mounting flange to
the imaging plane). Make this adjustment after mounting
or changing the lens.
Adjusting the flange focal length
The position of the controls for adjusting the flange focal
length vary somewhat from lens to lens. Check the
identification of the various controls in the lens manual.
9-5 Audio Input System
9-5-1 Using the Supplied
Microphone
You can use the supplied microphone either detached from
or attached to the camcorder.
Using the microphone detached from the
camcorder
Connect to the MIC IN connector.
Set the AUDIO IN switch for the desired
audio recording channel to FRONT.
About 3 m (10 ft)
Adjusting the flange focal length
Using the microphone detached from the camcorder
1
Set the iris to manual.
2
Open the iris. Place the flange focal length adjustment
chart about 3 m (10 ft) away from the camera, lit well
enough to provide a satisfactory video output level.
3
Loosen the fixing screws on the F.f or F.B ring (flange
focal length adjustment ring).
Using the microphone attached to the
camcorder
4
Use manual or power zoom to set the lens to telephoto.
1
5
Point the camera at the chart by turning the focus ring
and focus on it.
6
Set the zoom ring to wide angle.
7
Turn the F.f or F.B ring until the chart is in focus,
being careful not to disturb the focus ring.
8
Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the chart stays in focus all the
way from wide angle to telephoto.
9
Tighten the F.f or F.B ring fixing screws.
Note
When using the supplied microphone with an extension
cable, always use an external power supply type cable.
Loosen the screw and open the microphone holder
clamp.
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Clamp of the
Microphone holder
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2
Place the microphone in the microphone holder.
Tighten the screw.
Place the microphone in
the holder so that “UP” is at
the top.
+48V/OFF switch
Monaural
microphone
Close the microphone holder.
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches
AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2
connector
Using an external microphone (not attached to the camcorder)
3
Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector,
then set the AUDIO IN switch for the desired
recording channel to FRONT or F.
Connect to the MIC IN connector.
4
Secure the microphone cable with the cable clamp.
9-5-2 Using an External Microphone
You can connect up to two external monaural microphones
using the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors.
Switch settings when using an external
microphone
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
When using an external microphone, make the following
switch settings.
• Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selector to MIC.
• Make the following setting, depending on the type of
microphone used.
Using a microphone with an internal power supply:
set the +48V/OFF switch to OFF.
Using a microphone with an external power supply:
set the +48V/OFF switch to +48V.
• If the XLR connection automatic detection function (see
next item) is off (the factory default setting), set the
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switch for the channel to which
the microphone is connected to “REAR”.
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XLR connection automatic detection function
With the XLR connection automatic detection function
being on, when a cable is connected to the AUDIO IN CH1
or CH2 connector, the input from that connector is
automatically selected for audio recording, regardless of
the setting of the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 switch.
The XLR connection automatic detection function can be
switched on or off on the AUDIO-1 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu, with the REAR XLR AUTO
item.
Note
In order for the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors on
the camcorder to be able to provide a phantom 48 V power
supply, female XLR connectors (3-pin) are fitted. If the
microphone cable has a female connector, use an adaptor.
Using an external microphone attached to
the camcorder
You can attach an external microphone to the camcorder.
1
Remove the fixing screws for external microphone
holder.
2
Attach the CAC-12 Microphone Holder.
Note
When you detach the CAC-12 Microphone Holder
once you have attached to the camcorder, be careful
not to lose the two screws fixing the CAC-12. After
detaching the CAC-12, be sure to put the two screws
back into their original places (see the figure
illustrating the step 1 operation).
Screws removed
in step 1
CAC-12
3
Open the CAC-12 and remove the microphone
adaptor.
Open the CAC-12.
Microphone
adaptor 1)
9-5-3 Attaching a UHF Portable
Tuner (for a UHF Wireless
Microphone System)
To use a Sony UHF wireless microphone system, fit one of
the following UHF portable tuners.
• WRR-855A/855B UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit
• WRR-862 UHF Portable Tuner.
For each of these UHF portable tuners, use the following
attachment procedure.
For details, refer to the UHF portable turner manual.
Loosen the screw.
Fitting the WRR-855A/855B
1) Attach the microphone adaptor when using a small-diameter external
microphone.
You can use the WRR-855A/855B UHF Synthesized
Tuner Unit simply by inserting it into the slot in the
camcorder, and fastening the fixing screws.
4
1
Undo the four fixing screws holding the cover of the
slot, and remove the cover.
2
Insert the WRR-855A/855B, and fasten the four fixing
screws.
Place an electret condenser microphone in the CAC12.
Close the CAC-12.
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Tighten the screw.
ECM-672 or
similar
microphone
Connect the microphone cable to the AUDIO IN CH1
or AUDIO IN CH2 connector. Set the switches as
described in the section “Switch settings when using
an external microphone” (see page 154).
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For details about attaching the BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/
M100 Battery Pack, see 9-1-1 “Using a Battery Pack”
on page 147.
WRR-855A/
855B
BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/
M100
Set the AUDIO IN switch (see page 154)
to WIRELESS for the channel to be used.
Adjustment screws
Mount plate
(supplied with WRR-862)
For the operation of the WRR-855A/855B, refer to the
manual supplied with the WRR-855A/855B.
Back of
camcorder
Notes
• When the XLR connection automatic detection function
is on, even if the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 switch is set
to WIRELESS, the signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1
or CH2 connector is automatically selected when an
audio cable is connected to the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2
connector. In such a case, set REAR XLR AUTO to OFF
on the AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
• The audio signals to be recorded on audio channels 3 and
4 depend on the settings of the AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4
switches without being affected by the XLR connection
automatic detection function.
2
Phillips type screwdriver
Mount the tuner on the WRR tuner fitting.
WRR-862
Fitting the WRR-862 (Using a BP-GL65/
GL95/L60S/M100 Battery Pack)
1
(1) Attach the WRR tuner fitting (not supplied,
service part number: A-8278-057-A) to the back
of the camcorder.
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
1 Use a Phillips type screwdriver to tighten the
four screws placed in the tuner fitting. For
three of these screws, insert the screwdriver
through the corresponding hole and tighten the
screw.
2 Loosen the adjustment screws.
3 Adjust the tuner fitting position for a BPGL65/GL95/L60S/M100 Battery Pack to be
attached, and tighten the adjustment screws to
fix its position.
4 Attach the mount plate supplied with the
WRR-862.
(2) Attach the battery pack.
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3
Connect the tuner power cord to the DC OUT
connector of the camcorder, and the audio output cable
to the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector.
4
Set the switches as follows.
• Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC switch for the
channel to which the audio out cable is attached to
MIC.
• When the XLR connection automatic detection
function is off, set the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2
switch for the channel to which the audio output
cable is connected to REAR.
If the XLR connection automatic detection function
is on, the input signal for audio recording is selected
automatically, and therefore this setting is not
required.
LINE/AES/EBU/
MIC switch
LINE / AES/EBU /
MIC switch
Audio equipment
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2
switches
to AUDIO IN
CH1 or CH2
to AUDIO IN CH1 or
to DC OUT connector CH2 connector
Line input connection
9-5-4 Connecting Line Input Audio
Equipment
Connect the audio output connector of the audio
equipment that supplies the line input signal to the AUDIO
IN CH1 or CH2 connector.
Switch settings
Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC switch for the channel to
which the audio signal source is connected to “LINE”.
Selecting the audio inputs to be recorded
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
• With the XLR connection automatic detection function
being off (the factory default setting): A signal must be
selected for audio recording by setting the AUDIO IN
CH-1 or CH-2 switch to “REAR”, depending on which
of the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors is used for
connecting the external audio equipment.
• With the XLR connection detection function being on:
When a cable is connected to the AUDIO IN CH1 or
CH2 connector, the input from that connector is
automatically selected for audio recording, regardless of
the setting of the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 switch.
The XLR connection automatic detection function can be
switched on or off on the AUDIO-1 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu, with the REAR XLR AUTO
item.
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9-6 Tripod Mounting
You can easily mount and dismount the camcorder on a
tripod by using the VCT-14 tripod adaptor (not supplied).
1
Attach the tripod adaptor to the tripod.
Note
The tripod adaptor pin may remain in the engaged position
even after the camcorder is removed. If this happens, press
the red button against the lever a second time and move the
lever as shown below until the pin returns to the stowed
position. If the pin remains in the engaged position, you
will not be able to mount the camcorder on the tripod
adaptor.
Stowed position
Tripod adaptor
Camera mount
Pin
2
Mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor.
Slide the camcorder
forward along the
groove in the adaptor
until it clicks.
Removing the camcorder from the tripod
adaptor
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
While pressing
the red button
against the
lever, move
the lever in the
direction
indicated by
the arrow.
Red button
Lever
Removing the camcorder from the tripod adapter
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9-6 Tripod Mounting
If the pin remains in the engaged position
9-7 Attaching the
Shoulder Strap
9-8 Adjusting the
Shoulder Pad
Position
Attach the supplied shoulder strap as shown below.
You can shift the shoulder pad from its center position
(factory setting) backward by up to 10 mm (3/8 inch) or
forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch). This adjustment helps
you get the best balance for shooting with the camcorder
on your shoulder.
Shoulder strap post
1,3
Bottom
2
Shoulder pad
Attaching the shoulder strap
Adjusting the shoulder pad position
Attaching
Clip
Pull up the strap to lock
the fitting.
1
Raise the lever in the center of the shoulder pad to
unlock the shoulder pad.
2
Slide the shoulder pad backward or forward until it is
in the most convenient position.
3
Bring down the lever to lock the shoulder pad in the
selected position.
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
Attaching the shoulder strap
Removing
Press here and pull in the direction
shown by the arrow to release.
Removing the shoulder strap
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9-9 Connecting the
Remote Control Unit
Connecting the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit
enables remote control of the principal camera functions.
Connecting the remote control unit to the REMOTE
connector (8-pin) automatically puts the camcorder into
remote control mode. If you disconnect the remote control
unit, the remote control mode is cancelled.
RM-B150/B750
REMOTE
connector
Remote control cable
Camcorder switch functions when the
remote control unit is connected
To enable the camcorder REC START button and
the lens VTR button
On the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE
menu, set REC START/STOP to “CAM”.
If the same function as that of the REC START button is
assigned to the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch or the TURBO
GAIN button, this setting also enables these controls.
To enable all of the camcorder REC START
button, the lens VTR button, and the remote
control unit VTR button
On the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE
menu, set REC START/STOP to “PARA”.
If the same function as that of the REC START button is
assigned to the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch or the TURBO
GAIN button, this setting also enables these controls.
When the monitor is connected to the
MONITOR OUT connector of the remote
control unit
Chapter 9 Setting Up the Camcorder
The following switches on the camcorder do not function.
• GAIN selector
• OUTPUT/DCC switch
• WHITE BAL switch
• AUTO W/B BAL switch
• SHUTTER selector
• TURBO GAIN button (ASSIGN 1 switch to which the
TURBO GAIN function is assigned)
• REC START button (VTR button on the lens and the
ASSIGN 1/3/4 or the TURBO GAIN switch to which the
REC START/STOP function is assigned) (When the
REC START/STOP item on the FUNCTION 3 page of
the MAINTENANCE menu is set to RM.)
For details of the function of the REC START button, see
the item “Function of the REC START button when the
remote control unit is connected” on this page.
The MONITOR connector (BNC type) of the RM-B150/
B750 outputs the same signal as that from the TEST OUT
connector on the camcorder.
Use the black cable supplied with the RM-B150/B750 to
connect the monitor to the MONITOR connector on the
RM-B150/B750.
Paint adjustment when the remote control
unit is connected
For details, see “Structure of the paint adjustment data”
on the next page.
The settings of the paint adjustment that were in effect the
last time the remote control unit was used are recalled.
Function of the REC START button when
the remote control unit is connected
You can select the function of the REC START button on
the camcorder when the remote control unit is connected,
using the REC START/STOP item on the FUNCTION 3
page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
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To disable the camcorder REC START button and
the lens VTR button
On the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE
menu, set REC START/STOP to “RM”.
If the same function as that of the REC START button is
assigned to the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch or the TURBO
GAIN button, this setting also disables these controls.
9-9 Connecting the Remote Control Unit
When the remote control unit is
disconnected from the camcorder
The camcorder settings return to the settings in effect
before the remote control unit was connected.
By making a menu setting, the setting of the paint
adjustment made with the remote control unit can be
retained even after the remote control unit is removed from
the camcorder.
Structure of the paint adjustment data
Non-volatile memory
Setup
menu of
the
camcorder
RMB150
Independent data
region
MASTER BLACK
MASTER GAMMA
KNEE POINT
DETAIL LEVEL
R/B GAIN
R/B BLACK
Remote control data
region
MASTER BLACK
MASTER GAMMA
KNEE POINT
DETAIL LEVEL
R/B GAIN
R/B BLACK
Hardware
of the
camera
can use settings of the paint adjustment data stored in the
independent data region even if you connect the remote
control unit. In this case, the settings stored in the
independent data region will be renewed when you change
the settings on the remote control unit. Thus, the settings
of the paint data made with the remote control unit can be
retained even if the remote control unit is removed.
However, if the switch position on the remote control unit
differs from the one on the camcorder, the switch position
on the camcorder takes precedence over that on the remote
control unit.
Also, it is possible to keep the settings that are in effect
before you connect the remote control unit. In this case,
you should set the control knob to the relative value mode
on the remote control unit.
For details, refer to the operation manual supplied with
the remote control unit.
RM-B150
connected
or not
connected
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As the illustration above shows, the non-volatile memory
of the camcorder consists of two regions: one is the
independent data region that becomes effective when the
remote control unit is not connected, and the other is the
remote control data region that becomes effective when the
remote control unit is connected. Paint adjustment data is
automatically selected depending on whether or not the
remote control unit is connected to the camcorder.
Thus, when the remote control unit is connected to the
camcorder, the effective data region is switched to the
remote control data region and the settings of the paint
adjustment that were in effect the last time the remote
control unit was used are recalled.
Settings of the absolute value control knobs 1) and absolute
value switches 2) are overwritten by those on the remote
control unit after the remote control unit is connected.
1) Absolute value control knob
The data corresponding to the rotation degree (position) of the control
knobs is output. The data corresponding to the rotation amount is called
the relative value control knob.
2) Absolute value switch
Like the toggle switches or slide switches (except the momentary
switches), the switches (or controls) whose positions must coincide with
their functions are called absolute value switches.
When the remote control unit is removed from the
camcorder, the independent data region becomes effective.
Thus the camcorder will return to the settings that were in
effect before the remote control unit was connected.
When RM COMMON MEMORY is set to ON on the
FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, you
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10-1 Testing the
Camcorder Before
Shooting
Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for
a shooting session, preferably by operating the camcorder
together with a color video monitor.
10-1-1 Preparations for Testing
3
4
1
2
Chapter
10
After confirming that the disc is not write-protected,
load the disc and close the disc compartment lid.
Condensation
If you move the camcorder from a very cold place to a
warm place, or use it in a damp location, condensation may
form on the optical pickup. Then, if the camcorder is
operated in this state, recording and playback may not be
performed properly.
Do the following to prevent this from happening.
• When you move or operate the camcorder in an
environment where condensation may form, be sure to
load a disc in advance and close the disc compartment
lid.
• Whenever you turn on the power, check that the HUMID
indicator does not appear on the color LCD. If it
appears, wait until it disappears before loading a disc.
For details, see 3-1-4 “Loading and Unloading a Disc” on
page 43 and 10-3 “Operation Warnings” on page 167.
10-1-2 Testing the Camera
Set the switches and selectors as follows.
1
Attach a fully charged battery pack.
2
Set the POWER switch to ON and check that the
HUMID indicator does not appear and that the BATT
indicator shows at least five segments.
• If the HUMID indicator appears, wait until it
disappears.
• If the BATT indicator does not show at least five
segments, replace the battery pack with a fully
charged one.
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Check that there are no obstructions near the disc
compartment, and then press the EJECT button to
open the disc compartment lid.
10-1 Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting
Iris: Automatic
Zoom: SERVO/MAN
VDR SAVE/STBY: SAVE
GAIN: Set as low as possible.
WHITE BAL: A or B
OUTPUT/DCC: BARS
Testing the viewfinder
8
Set both of the AUDIO IN switches to FRONT, and
check that when sound is input to a microphone
connected to the MIC IN connector on the front of the
camcorder, the audio level indicators appear on the
viewfinder screen.
9
Check that setting the ZEBRA switch to ON and OFF
makes the zebra pattern appear and disappear on the
viewfinder screen.
Proceed as follows.
1
Adjust the position of the viewfinder.
2
Check that the color bars are displayed on the
viewfinder screen, and adjust the BRIGHT,
CONTRAST, and PEAKING controls to give the best
color bar display.
3
Check each of the following operations.
• The menu is displayed on the viewfinder screen.
• Turn the MENU knob and check that the menu page
changes to the next page.
• Press the MENU knob and check that settings of
each item of the selected page are displayed.
• Turn the MENU knob and check that the b mark
moves within the page.
• Press the MENU knob and check that the b mark
placed before the item changes to a z mark and the
z mark placed before the setting of the item changes
to a ? mark.
• Turn the MENU knob and check that the setting of
the selected item changes.
4
5
Set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to CAM, and change
the FILTER selector position in the sequence of 1, 2, 3
and 4.
Check that the FILTER indicator on the viewfinder
screen displays the correct numbers.
Carry out of the following operations, and check that
that the ! indicator lights if the corresponding item has
been turned on on the '!' LED page of the USER menu.
6
7
Move the SHUTTER selector from ON to SELECT
repeatedly, and check that the shutter setting changes
on the viewfinder screen.
Pointing the camera at a suitable subject, focus the
camera and check the picture on the viewfinder screen.
For details, see 7-2-2 “Selecting the Display Items” on
page 114.
Testing the iris and zoom functions
1
Set the zoom to automatic zoom mode and check that
the power zoom operates correctly.
2
Set the zoom to manual zoom mode and check the
zoom functions manually.
3
Set the iris switch on the lens to AUTO and point the
camera at objects of different brightness. Check that
the automatic iris adjustment operates correctly.
4
Set the iris switch on the lens to MANUAL and check
that turning the iris ring manually adjusts the iris
correctly.
5
Set the iris switch on the lens back to AUTO and check
the following points when the GAIN selector is moved
from L to M to H.
• For objects of the same brightness, the iris is
adjusted to correspond to the change in setting.
• The gain indicator on the viewfinder screen changes
to correspond to the change in setting.
6
If an extender mechanism is incorporated in your lens,
put the extender lever of the lens into the 2x position
and check the following points.
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• Set the gain to anything but 0 dB by using the GAIN
selector and the GAIN SW page of the
OPERATION menu.
• Set the SHUTTER selector to ON.
• Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
• Use the lens extender.
• Set the FILTER selector to other than the position
“1” (PDW-510/510P) or other than the position
“1B” (PDW-530/530P).
• Set the reference value of the auto iris to other than
the standard value.
Note
The results of checking in steps 3 to 9 may not be as
expected, depending on the settings relating to the
viewfinder display function. In this case, set the desired
items on the VF DISP 1 and VF DISP 2 pages of the USER
menu.
• The indication “EX” appears at the top left on the
viewfinder screen.
• The auto iris functions correctly.
10-1-3 Testing the VDR
Perform tests (1) to (7) consecutively.
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(1) Testing the recording and playback
functions
2
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to
AUTO.
1
3
Set the AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches to F (front).
4
Aim the microphone connected to the MIC IN
connector at a suitable sound source. Check that the
level indications for channels 1 to 4 correspond to the
sound level, respectively.
Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to SAVE and check
that the SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes on.
2
Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to STBY and check
that the SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes off.
3
Set the switches located below the color LCD as
follows.
LCD switch: L or H
DISP SEL switch: STATUS
DISPLAY switch: COUNTER
4
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to PRESET,
and set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN to R-RUN.
5
Press the REC START button and check the following
points.
(3) Testing the manual audio level
adjusting functions
1
Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to FRONT.
2
Turn the MIC LEVEL control. Check that the channel1 and -2 audio level meters on the color and
monochrome LCDs show more and more segments as
you turn the control counterclockwise as seen from the
front of the camcorder.
• The indication in the counter display is changing.
• The REC indicator in the viewfinder is on.
• The RF and SERVO indicators on the color LCD are
off.
(4) Testing the earphone and speaker
1
Turn the MONITOR volume control and check that
the speaker volume changes accordingly.
6
Press the REC START button again and check that
recording stops and that the REC indicator in the
viewfinder goes off.
2
7
Repeat the checks of steps 5 and 6, this time using the
VTR button on the lens.
Connect an earphone to the front or rear EARPHONE
jack. Check that the speaker sound is cut off and that
you can hear the sound from the microphone in the
earphone.
3
Turn the MONITOR volume control and check that
the earphone volume changes accordingly.
4
Connect the earphone to the other EARPHONE jack.
Check the earphone as in step 3.
Press the RESET button and check that the indication
in the counter display on each of the color and
monochrome LCDs is “00:00:00:00”.
8
9
Press the F REV button and check that fast reverse
playback is performed. Next, press the PLAY button
and check that normal playback is performed.
Press the STOP button and check that playback stops.
Next, press the F FWD button and check that fast
forward playback is performed.
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10 Press the STOP button again, then press the PREV
button. Check that the image of the beginning of the
current or previous clip is displayed.
11 Press the NEXT button, and check that the image of
the beginning of the next clip is displayed.
(5) Testing external microphones
You can do this test by using both of the AUDIO IN CH1
and CH2 connectors simultaneously. Alternatively, you
can do the test by using one of the connectors, and then
execute the same procedure using the other connector.
The following is the testing procedure when both
connectors are used.
1
Connect external microphones to the AUDIO IN CH1/
CH2 connectors.
2
Set the +48V/OFF switches as follows.
• If the connected microphone is of the internal power
supply type, set the switch to OFF.
• If the connected microphone is of the external power
supply type, set the switch to +48V.
(2) Testing the automatic audio level
adjusting functions
1
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Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to FRONT.
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3
Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to REAR.
4
Aim the microphones at a sound source.
5
Check that the audio level meters on the color and
monochrome LCDs and the audio level indicators in
the viewfinder reflect the changing sound level.
(6) Checking the XLR connection
automatic detection function
6
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN, and
check that the time code indication starts changing
again and continues to change even when you restart
recording and stop recording again.
7
Set the DISPLAY switch to U-BIT, and check that the
user bit data that was set is displayed.
Before starting to check, remove the front microphone
connected to the MIC IN connector if it is connected.
1
Perform the operations of steps 1 and 2 explained in
(5) “Testing external microphones”.
2
Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to FRONT.
3
Perform the operations of steps 4 and 5 explained in
(5) “Testing external microphones”.
If the audio level meters on the color and monochrome
LCDs and the audio level indicators in the viewfinder
reflect the changing sound level, the function of the
XLR connection automatic detection is working
correctly.
If it does not reflect the changing sound level, the
function of the XLR connection automatic detection
function is off. Set REAR XLR AUTO to “ON” on the
VDR MODE 1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
If it does not reflect even after making this setting, the
XLR connection automatic detection function does not
work correctly.
(7) Checking the user bit and time code
functions
1
Set the user bits as required.
For the operation, see 5-6-3 “Setting the User Bits”
on page 89.
2
Set the time code.
For the operation, see 5-6-1 “Setting the Time Code”
on page 89.
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to R-RUN.
4
Press the REC START button, and check that
recording starts and that the time code indication in the
counter display changes.
5
Press the REC START button again, and check that
recording stops and that the time code indication stops
changing.
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Be sure to correctly assemble the fog-proof filter, the
packing ring, and the eyecup so that the reassembled
eyepiece is waterproof.
10-2 Maintenance
10-2-1 Cleaning the Viewfinder
Use a dust blower to clean the CRT screen and mirror
inside the viewfinder barrel.
Clean the lens and protecting filter with a commercially
available lens cleaner.
Caution
Never use organic solvents such as thinners.
Disassembling the eyepiece for cleaning
Viewfinder
barrel
1
Eyecup
holder
Protecting
filter
Packing
ring
Eyecup
Detach the eyepiece from the viewfinder barrel.
For the detaching procedure, see 9-2-6 “Detaching
the Eyepiece” on page 151.
2
Remove the eyecup from the eyecup holder.
3
Remove the protecting filter, together with the packing
ring, from inside the eyecup holder.
4
Detach the protecting filter from the packing ring.
Chapter 10 Maintenance
Fog-proof filter
Depending on the temperature and humidity, the
protecting filter may mist because of vapor or your breath.
To ensure that the viewfinder is always clear, replace the
protecting filter with a fog-proof filter (Part No. 1-547341-11, not supplied).
Fitting the fog-proof filter
Replace the protecting filter on the packing ring with the
fog-proof filter.
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10-2 Maintenance
Note
When cleaning the fog-proof filter, wipe it very gently
with a soft cloth to avoid damaging the anti-fogging
coating.
10-3 Operation Warnings
When a problem occurs at power on or during operation, a
warning is given by the relevant indicators on the color and
monochrome LCDs, in the viewfinder and on the
camcorder body. The speaker and earphone also give
audible warnings.
Operation warnings
Alarm
Indicators on color/
Message monochrome LCDs
Indicators in viewfinder/
on camcorder body
Warning/ Flashing/
:Continuous
:1 flash/s
Battery
continuous
:4 flashes/s
status
WARNING REC/tally BATT
indication
Warning
sounds
Problem
VDR
operation
Action to take
:
4 beeps/s
:
1 beep/s
:
Continuou
s beep
E**-** 1)
–
–
–
Recording Recording
error
stops.
MEM Full
–
–
2)
2)
–
2)
Shockproo Recording
Protect the unit from
f memory continuous but shocks and vibration.
overflow
may be
substandard.
ILL.REC!
–
–
2)
2)
–
2)
Input sync Recording
error
continuous but
may be
substandard.
Turn off the power
and contact your
Sony service
representative. (This
indication may be
given momentarily
when a GENLOCK
signal is connected or
disconnected, but this
does not indicate a
problem.)
Disc Error! –
–
2)
2)
–
2)
A disc
Recording
defect was continues,
detected. avoiding the
defect, but
may be
substandard.
If defects are
detected repeatedly,
exchange the disc.
HUMID!
–
Continuous
2)
Before
Full 8)
DISC
Flashing4)
2)
DISC
FULL! 6)
DISC and
E
Flashing 5)
6)
LOW
BATT! 8)
BATT
Flashing4)
BATT
EMPTY!
BATT and
E
Flashing5)
High
TEMP!
–
–
2)
2)
2)
Condensation on the
3)
optical
pickup.
2)
6)
7)
7)
–
Recording/
playback
continues but
stops when an
error occurs
on the drive.
Stop recording/
playback, turn off the
power, then turn it on
again, and wait until
the HUMID indicator
disappears.
Disc
Operation
almost full. continues.
Be prepared to
change the disc.
Disc full.
Change the disc.
Recording
stops.
Battery
Operation
almost
continues. 5)
exhausted.
Change the battery.
Battery
Operation
exhausted. stops.
Change the battery.
Internal
Operation
temperatur continues.
e high.
Power the unit off and
move it to a cool
place.
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Chapter 10 Maintenance
6)
Turn off the power
and consult your
Sony representative.
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Alarm
Indicators on color/
Message monochrome LCDs
Indicators in viewfinder/
on camcorder body
Warning/ Flashing/
:Continuous
:1 flash/s
Battery
continuous
:4 flashes/s
status
WARNING REC/tally BATT
indication
ACC
Sensor!
–
–
Warning
sounds
VDR
operation
Action to take
Internal
drive
sensor
error
Operation
continues.
Protect the unit from
shock and vibrations,
turn off the power,
and contact a Sony
service
representative.
:
4 beeps/s
:
1 beep/s
:
Continuou
s beep
–
Skew!
Sensor
1) Asterisks (*) are replaced by digits in the display.
2) During recording
3) During playback, fast forward, fast reverse, or stop
4) 1 flash/second
Problem
5) 4 flashes/second
6) During recording pause
7) During recording or pause.
8) Color LCD only
Operation/error messages
An operation or error message is displayed in the
operation/error message display area (see page 112) in the
viewfinder.
Meaning and action to take
No Support!
A recorded clip cannot be handled by this
unit. Exchange or format the disc.
Operation/error
message
Meaning
FORMAT NG!
The disc cannot be used by this unit.
Exchange the disc.
AUTO INTERVAL
**M**S
Indicates the camera is in the Auto
Interval Rec mode. **M**S indicates
the shooting interval.
Disc Damage
The disc cannot be recorded. To record,
exchange the disc.
MANU INTERVAL
*FRAME
Indicates the camera is in the single
shot mode of the Manual Interval Rec
mode. *FRAME indicates the number
of frames.
Non AV Full
MAX # Files
The disc is full. Exchange or format the
disc.
DI read err
Read err
DRV ADJ err
The disc was not recognized. Try ejecting
the disc and inserting it again. Or
exchange the disc.
INTERVAL **S(M/
H)*FRAME
Indicates the camera is in the
consecutive mode of the Manual
Interval Rec mode. **S(M/H) indicates
the trigger interval and *FRAME
indicates the number of frames.
Run Salvage
Salvage processing needs to be done on
the disc. To record on the disc, eject the
disc, insert it again, and execute salvage
processing.
LOW LIGHT
Appears, depending on the setting, to
indicate the subject illumination is
inadequate.
Salvage NG
Salvage processing failed. For details, see
3-1-6 “Handling of Discs When Recording
Does Not End Normally (Salvage
Function)” (page 44).
ON-BOARD
BATTERY EMPTY
Appears when the backup battery for
the internal clock has been used up. 1)
REC INHI.!
HIGH
TEMPERATURE
Indicates that temperatures have risen
inside the unit. Avoid continued use in
this state.
The write-protect tab of the disc is in the
recording disabled position, or salvage
processing needs to be done on the
loaded disc. Set the tab to the recording
enabled position. Or eject the disc, insert it
again, and perform salvage processing.
IMX** Clip 1)
DVCAM Clip
4CH/24 Clip
8CH/16 Clip
The loaded disc has a different recording
format. Exchange the disc, or change the
recording format.
KEY INHI.! 2)
Disc operations are not possible when the
DC IN connector is not connected and the
CA-755 is being used.
Chapter 10 Maintenance
1) To replace the backup battery, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
A message for DVR operation is displayed in the setting
change and adjustment progress message display area in
the viewfinder (see page 115).
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Message
Message
Meaning and action to take
ILL. Disc!
The disc cannot be used by this unit. Insert
another Professional Disc.
ILL. PLAY
An A/V phase error occurred during
playback. Stop the disc.
ILL. Index!
No FS!
Unknown FS!
Index file or file system error. Exchange or
format the disc.
Lid Closed!
The lid of the disc compartment does not
open. Check the lid.
10-3 Operation Warnings
Message
Meaning and action to take
Lid Open!
The lid of the disc compartment is not
closed. Close it securely.
No Clip!
There are no clips recorded on the disc.
Exchange for a recorded disc.
No Disc!
There is no disc loaded. Insert a disc and
try the operation again.
STOP ONCE!
REC mode!
The operation is not possible while the disc
is being played or recorded. Stop the disc.
Disc Top!
Disc End!
The operation is not possible because the
disc is at the top or end.
Formatting!
The disc is being automatically formatted.
Wait until the format ends.
Recording
The unit is writing to the file system. Wait
until writing finishes.
No EM Space
EM Full!
Essence marks cannot be inserted. For
details, see 3-2-3 “Recording Essence
Marks” (page 48).
SB CLP mode
Try the operation again after pressing the
SUB CLIP button to turn off the sub clip
indicator.
No SEL List
No clip list is selected. Create a new clip
list, or load a clip list from the disc.
No List!
There is no clip list. Create a clip list.
No SUB Clip
There are no sub clips in the clip list.
Register a sub clip, or load another clip list.
SUB Clip NG
The In and Out point positions are invalid.
Set correct In and Out points.
Aliasing
When patterns of stripes or lines are shot, they may appear
jagged.
MAX# SB CLP The total number of sub clips is over the
upper limit (300).
CL OVER DUR The total duration of sub clips in the current
clip list is over the upper limit (24 hours).
FAN Stopped!
DR-FAN Stop
The main unit or drive fan has stopped.
Avoid use under high temperatures, turn
off the power, and contact a Sony service
representative.
1) “**” indicates the bit rate (50/40/30).
2) REC INHI.! appears if you attempt to start recording.
Notes on CCD image sensors
Chapter 10 Maintenance
Vertical smear
Smear tends to be produced when an extremely bright
object is being shot; it is more likely to occur with a faster
electronic shutter speed.
Vertical tails show on the
image.
Bright object (mercury lamp,
the sun, reflections, etc.)
Monitor screen
Vertical smear
10-3 Operation Warnings
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Appendixes
Dimensions in mm (inches)
124 (5)
Specifications
1) The MPEG-4 CODEC is a product of Ingenient Technologies, Inc.
332 (13 1/8)
Supplied accessories
Shoulder strap (1)
Monaural microphone (super cardioid directional,
external power supply type) (1)
Operation manuals
English version (1)
Japanese version (1)
CD-ROM manual (1)
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (1)
Video Camera Section
General
Imager
Continuous operating time
Approx. 120 min. (with BP-GL95)
Mass Approx. 4.1 kg (9 lb) (main body only)
Approx. 5.7 kg (12 lb 9 oz) (with microphone,
viewfinder, disc and BP-GL95 Battery
Pack)
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Specifications
222 (8 3/4)
Power voltage
12 V DC +5.0/–1.0 V
Power consumption
Approx. 36 W (with 12 V DC supply, when
recording with the color LCD off)
Operating temperature
–5°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity
10% to 90% (relative humidity)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Recording format
Video: MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mbps), DVCAM (25
Mbps)
Proxy video: MPEG-4 1)
Audio:
MPEG IMX: 16 bits or 24 bits, 48 kHz,
4 channels
DVCAM: 16 bits/48 kHz
Proxy audio: A-law (8/4 channels, 8 bits, 8 kHz)
269 (10 5/8)
General
2/ -inch
3
type 16:9 widescreen Power HAD EX
CCD
Total picture elements
1038 (H) × 1008 (V) for PDW-510/530
1038 (H) × 1188 (V) for PDW-510P/530P
Effective picture elements
980 (H) × 988 (V) for PDW-510/530
980 (H) × 1164(V) for PDW-510P/530P
Imager Configuration
RGB 3 CCDs
Spectral system
F1.4 prism system (with quartz filter)
2/ -inch 48 bayonet mount
Lens mount
3
Sensitivity
F11 standard (89.9% reflection chart, 2000 lx)
Minimum illumination
0.13 1x (at F1.4, +48 dB gain)
Video S/N ratio
65 dB (Y typical) (for PDW-510/530)
63 dB (Y typical) (for PDW-510P/530P)
Modulation (at screen center)
4:3 mode: 55%
16:9 mode: 70%
Registration
0.05% or less for entire screen area (excluding
distortion due to lens)
Geometric distortion
None identified (excluding distortion due to
lens)
Smear
–140 dB (Y-typical)
LCD panel
6.3 cm (2.5 inches)
Pixel resolution: 211,200 pixels (960 wide ×
220 high)
Effective picture elements: more than 99.99%
Viewfinder
CRT
2-inch monochrome, quick start type
Horizontal resolution
4:3 mode: 600 TV lines (at screen center)
16:9 mode: 450 TV lines (at screen center)
Optical Disc Drive Section
General
Appendixes
Built-in filters
PDW-510/510P
CC + ND filter
1: 3200K
2: 5600K + 1/8 ND
3: 5600K
4: 5600K + 1/64 ND
PDW-530/530P
CC filter
A: Cross filter
B: 3200K
C: 4300K
D: 6300K
ND filter
1: Clear
2: 1/4 ND
3: 1/16 ND
4: 1/64 ND
Usable disc
PFD23 Professional Disc
Data transfer rate
Max. 72Mbps (per optical head)
Recording/playback time
MPEG IMX 50Mbps: 45 minutes
40Mbps: 55 minutes
30Mbps: 68 minutes
DVCAM: 85 minutes
Digital video
Sampling frequency
Y: 13.5 MHz
R–Y/B–Y: 6.75 MHz
Quantization
10 bits/sample (8 bits/sample for
compression processing)
Compression MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML 50/40/30 Mbps or
DVCAM
Audio (with standard playback machine)
Frequency response
Dynamic range
Distortion (THD)
Cross talk
Wow and flutter
20 Hz to 20 kHz –1.0 dB
85 dB min.
0.08% max.
–70 dB max.
Below measurable limit
Input/output connectors
Signal inputs
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2
XLR type, 3-pin, female
–60 dBu/+4 dBu
(0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms.)
MIC IN
GENLOCK IN
TC IN
XLR type, 3-pin, female –60 dBu
BNC type
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
BNC type
0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 k Ω
Signal outputs
TEST OUT
BNC type
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
VIDEO OUT
BNC type, 75 Ω, unbalanced
VBS OUT: 1.0 Vp-p
SDI OUT: 0.8 Vp-p (only when the CBK-SD01 is
installed)
AUDIO OUT
XLR type, 5-pin, male, 0 dBm
TC OUT
BNC type, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
EARPHONE (minijack)
8 Ω, –∞ to –18 dBs variable
Others
DC IN
XLR type, 4-pin, male, 11 to 17 V DC
Specifications
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DC OUT
Appendixes
LENS
REMOTE
LIGHT
i.LINK
4-pin, 11 to 17 V DC, maximum rated
current 0.2 A
12-pin
8-pin
2-pin
6-pin
Recommended Additional
Equipment
Power supply and related equipment
BP- GL65/GL95/L60S Battery Pack
BP-M100 Battery Pack
BC-M50/M150 Battery Charger
AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor
AC-DN10 AC Adaptor
CA-701/702/702P Camera Adaptor
Viewfinder and related equipment
BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket
Fog-proof filter (Part No. 1-547-341-11)
Lens assembly (farsighted) (Part No. A-8262-537-A)
Lens assembly (low magnification) (Part No. A-8262-538A)
Lens assembly (standard magnification with special
compensation for aberrations) (Part
No. A-8267-737-A)
Optical attachments
ND filter (1/8 ND) (Part No. 3-174-685-01)
ND filter (1/32 ND) (Part No. 3-174-683-01)
Consult your Sony representative for more information
about these filters.
Equipment for remote control
RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit
“Memory Stick”
MSH-32 (32 MB)
MSH-64 (64 MB)
MSH-128 (128 MB)
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Specifications
Audio equipment
ECM-672 Microphone
CAC-12 Microphone Holder
CCXA-53 Audio Cable (for converting 5-pin connector to
two 3-pin connectors)
WRR-855A/855B UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit
WRR-862 UHF Portable Tuner
WRT-8T UHF Transmitter
WRR Tuner Fitting (service part number: A-8278-057-A)
STEREO MIC IN connector (MA-126A board)
(service part number: A-1053-453-A)
DMX-P01 Portable Digital Mixer
For Audio equipment described above, confirm whether
the connector is male or female and the number of pins on
the connector.
The audio input connectors of the camcorder are female
and 3-pin and the audio output connectors are male and 5pin. A converting adaptor may be required depending on
the audio equipment to be connected to the camcorder.
Extension boards
CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board
CBK-SC01 Composite Input Board
CBK-FC01 Pull Down Board (for the PDW-510/530 only)
CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor
Equipment for maintenance and easier
handling
LC-777 Hard Carrying Case
LC-DS300SFT Soft Carrying Case
Tripod Adaptor VCT-14
Maintenance Manual
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Menu List
For the menu organization and the USER menu, see
Chapter 6.
Appendixes
This section briefly explains menus that the camcorder
provides for adjustments and settings using tables.
This manual also explains some adjustments and settings
to be made using the OPERATION menu, PAINT menu,
MAINTENANCE menu, FILE menu and DIAGNOSIS
menu.
For details of these menus, refer to the Maintenance
Manual.
OPERATION Menu List
The following table lists and describes the items in the
OPERATION menu. Some pages of the OPERATION
menu have been registered in the USER menu at the
factory. These pages are indicated by a circle (a) in the
USER menu column. The USER MENU CUSTOMIZE
menu allows you to add and delete pages in the USER
menu to suit your requirements.
When the setting range in the Settings column is
surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative
value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may
differ from what is shown in the manual.
USER
menu
No.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
a
01
OUTPUT
LCD BRIGHT <L>
(–32 to +31)
0
LCD BRIGHT <H>
(–32 to +31)
0
See 7-3-2 “Selecting the
Output Signals” on page 122.
LCD COLOR
(–32 to +31)
0
PC REMOTE
ENABL/DSABL
DSABL
REAR BNC OUT SEL
(when option board is
connected)
VBS/SDI
VBS
Specifications
173
No.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
a
02
TEST OUT
TEST OUT MARKER
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether or not the
marker signal is mixed to the
output signal from the TEST
OUT connector.
TEST OUT VFDISP
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether or not the VF
DISP display signal is mixed
to the output signal from the
TEST OUT connector.
TEST OUT MENU
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether or not the
MENU display signal is mixed
to the output signal from the
TEST OUT connector.
TEST OUT DISP SEL
VF/LCD
VF
Selects VF (viewfinder) or
LCD for the text information
mixed to the output signal
from the TEST OUT
connector. (to be supported
shortly)
TEST OUT ZEBRA
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether or not the
ZEBRA display signal is
mixed to the output signal
from the TEST OUT
connector.
TEST OUT TC
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether or not a time
code signal is mixed to the
output signal from the TEST
OUT connector.
TEST OUT SELECT
ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the output signal of
TEST OUT.
Appendixes
USER
menu
174
Specifications
USER
menu
No.
Page
Item
Default
Description
a
03
FUNCTION 1 ASSIGN SW <1>
OFF/CACHE/
CHARA/MARKR/
RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/
RET/REC/TURBO/
D5600/ZEBRA/
FREZE/M.FRZ etc.
ATW
See 7-3-5 “Assigning
Functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/4
Switches” on page 125.
ASSIGN SW <2>
OFF/CACHE/
CHARA/MARKR/
V.SRC/ZEBRA/
FREZE/5600 etc.
OFF
ASSIGN SW <3>
OFF/CACHE/
CHARA/MARKR/
RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/
RET/REC/TURBO/
ZEBRA/ZOOMW/
ZOOMT/FREZE/
M.FRZ etc.
OFF
TURBO SW
OFF/CACHE/
CHARA/MARKR/
RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/
RET/REC/TURBO/
D5600/ZEBRA/
FREZE/M.FRZ etc.
TURBO
DF/NDF
(PDW-510/530 only)
DF/NDF
DF
Switches between drop frame
(DF) mode and non-drop
frame (NDF) mode.
CACHE/INTVAL REC
OFF/CACHE/A.INT/
M.INT
OFF
(CACHE)
CACHE REC TIME
0-2/2-4/4-6/6-8/8-10/ 0-2s
10-12s
See 3-2-4 “Starting a Shoot
with a Few Seconds of PreStored Picture Data (Picture
Cache Function)” on page 50
(A.INT)
TAKE TOTAL TIME
5/10/15/20/30/40/50 5MIN
MIN,
1/2/3/4/5/7/10/15/20/
30/40/50/70/100 H
(A.INT)
REC TIME
5/10/15/20/30/40/50
SEC,
1 to 85 MIN
5SEC
(A.INT or M.INT except
TRIGGER MODE:M)
PRE-LIGHTING
OFF/2SEC/5SEC/
10SEC
OFF
(M.INT)
NUMBER OF FRAME
1/2/4/8
1
(M.INT)
TRIGGER INTERVAL
M, 1 to 10/15/20/30/
40/50 SEC,
1 to 10/15/20/30/40/
50 MIN,
1/2/3/4/6/12/24H
1SEC
ASSIGN SW <4>
Appendixes
Settings
OFF
See 3-2-5 “Time-Lapse Video
(Interval Rec Function)” on
page 52.
Specifications
175
USER
menu
No.
Page
04
FUNCTION 2 D5600
Appendixes
05
a
a
176
06
07
Specifications
POWER
SAVE
VF DISP 1
VF DISP 2
Item
Settings
Default
Description
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on and off the function
which electrically applies a
5600K color temperature
filter.
WIDE AWB
OFF/ON
ON
Turns on and off the function
which widens the range
adjustable by Auto White
Balance.
WHITE SWTCH <B>
MEM/ATW
MEM
Sets the function of the
WHITE BAL B switch.
SHOCKLESS WHITE
OFF/1/2/3
1
Changes the white gain
smoothly when operating the
WHITE BAL switch.
ATW SPEED
1/2/3/4/5
4
Sets the convergence speed
for Auto Tracing White
balance.
ZOOM SPEED
0 to 99
20
Sets the zoom speed when a
serial lens is connected.
LOW LIGHT
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the warning display on
or off when the video average
level is less than the preset
value.
LOW LIGHT LEVEL
–99 to +99
16
Sets the level at which the
LOW LIGHT function
becomes effective.
VF BATT WARNING
10/20%
10%
Sets the threshold value of
remaining battery capacity to
make the remaining capacity
indication flash.
See 7-3-2 “Selecting the
Output Signals” on page 122.
i.LINK OUT
ENABL/DSABL
DSABL
REC AUDIO OUT
EE/SAVE
EE
NETWORK/THUMB
STBY/SAVE
STBY
VF DISP
OFF/ON
OFF
VF DISPLAY MODE
1/2/3
3
DISP EXTENDER
OFF/ON
ON
DISP FILTER
OFF/ON
ON
DISP WHITE
OFF/ON
ON
DISP GAIN
OFF/ON
ON
DISP SHUTTER
OFF/ON
ON
DISP AUDIO
OFF/ON
ON
DISP DISC
OFF/ON
ON
DISP IRIS
OFF/ON
ON
DISP ZOOM
OFF/ON
ON
DISP COLOR TEMP
OFF/ON
OFF
DISP BATT REMAIN
INT/VOLT/AUTO
INT
DISP DC IN
OFF/ON
OFF
DISP 16:9/4:3 ID
OFF/ON
OFF
DISP WRR RF LVL
OFF/ON
OFF
DISP TIME CODE
OFF/ON
OFF
DISP REC FORMAT
OFF/ON
OFF
See 7-2-2 “Selecting the
Display Items” on page 114.
See 7-2-2 “Selecting the
Display Items” on page 114.
No.
Page
Item
a
08
'!'LED
GAIN
<!>
SHUTTER
a
09
10
a
11
MARKER 1
MARKER 2
GAIN SW
12
VF SETTING
Default
Description
OFF/ON
ON
See 2-10 “Indicators in the
Viewfinder” on page 40.
<!>
OFF/ON
ON
WHT PRESET<!>
OFF/ON
ON
ATW RUN
<!>
OFF/ON
ON
EXTENDER
<!>
OFF/ON
ON
FILTER
<!>
OFF/ON
OFF
OVERRIDE
<!>
OFF/ON
ON
MARKER
OFF/ON
OFF
CENTER
OFF/ON
OFF
SAFETY ZONE
OFF/ON
OFF
SAFETY AREA
80/90/92.5/95%
90%
ASPECT
OFF/ON
OFF
ASPECT SELECT
16:9/13:9/4:3
4:3
ASPECT MASK
OFF/ON
OFF
ASPECT MASK LVL
1/2, 1/4, 1/8
1/4
100% MARKER
OFF/ON
OFF
USER BOX
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the box cursor on or off.
USER BOX WIDTH
1 to 465
245
Width (from the center to right
or left side)
USER BOX HEIGHT
1 to 120
72
Height (from the center to top
or bottom)
USER BOX H POS.
–461 to +461
0
H position of the center
USER BOX V POS.
–118 to +118
0
V position of the center
CENTER H POS.
–48 to +47
0
H position of the center
marker
CENTER V POS.
–15 to +14
0
V position of the center
marker
GAIN LOW
–3/0/3/6/9/12/18/24/
30/36/42/48
0
See 7-3-1 “Setting Gain
Values for the GAIN Selector
Positions” on page 122.
GAIN MID
a
Settings
9
GAIN HIGH
18
GAIN TURBO
42
TURBO SW IND.
OFF/ON
OFF
ZEBRA
OFF/ON
OFF
ZEBRA SELECT
1/2/BOTH
1
ZEBRA1 DET.LEVEL
20 to 107
70
ZEBRA1 APT.LEVEL
1 to 20
10
ZEBRA2 DET.LEVEL
52 to 109
100
VF DETAIL LEVEL
–99 to +99
0
VF ASPECT
AUTO/16:9
AUTO
Appendixes
USER
menu
See 7-2-4 “Setting the Marker
Display” on page 116.
See 7-2-5 “Setting the
Viewfinder” on page 116.
Specifications
177
No.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
a
13
AUTO IRIS
IRIS OVERRIDE
OFF/ON
OFF
See 5-4 “Changing the
Reference Value for
Automatic Iris Adjustment” on
page 84.
Appendixes
USER
menu
a
14
SHOT ID
IRIS SPEED
(–99 to +99)
0
CLIP HIGH LIGHT
OFF/ON
OFF
IRIS WINDOW
1/2/3/4/5/6/VAR
1
IRIS WINDOW IND.
OFF/ON
OFF
IRIS VAR WIDTH
20 to 465
245
IRIS VAR HEIGHT
20 to 120
85/72
IRIS VAR H POS.
–447 to +446
0
IRIS VAR V POS.
–104 to +104
0
ID-1
12 characters
—
See 7-2-7 “Setting the Shot
ID” on page 118.
See 7-2-6 “Recording Shot
Data Superimposed on the
Color Bars” on page 117.
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
a
a
15
16
17
18
a
178
19
Specifications
SHOT DISP
SET STATUS
OFFSET
WHT
SHOT DATE
OFF/ON
OFF
SHOT TIME
OFF/ON
OFF
SHOT MODEL NAME
OFF/ON
OFF
SHOT SERIAL NO
OFF/ON
OFF
SHOT ID SEL
OFF/ID-1/ID-2/ID-3/
ID-4
OFF
SHOT 16:9 ID
OFF/ON
OFF
SHOT BLINK CHARA
OFF/ON
OFF
STATUS ABNORMAL
OFF/ON
ON
STATUS FUNTION
OFF/ON
ON
STATUS AUDIO
OFF/ON
ON
OFFSET WHITE <A>
OFF/ON
OFF
WARM COOL <A>
Display color
temperature
3200
COLOR FINE <A>
(–99 to +99)
0
OFFSET WHITE <B>
OFF/ON
OFF
WARM COOL <B>
Display color
temperature
3200
COLOR FINE <B>
(–99 to +99)
0
SHT ENABLE SHUTTER SLS
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER ECS
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER 1/60
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER 1/100
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER 1/125
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER 1/250
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER 1/500
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER 1/1000
OFF/ON
ON
SHUTTER 1/2000
OFF/ON
ON
LENS FILE SELECT
1 to 16
1
F.ID
(Display only)
—
LENS FILE
See 7-2-8 “Displaying the
Status Confirmation
Windows” on page 119.
See 7-3-4 “Specifying an
Offset for the Auto White
Balance Setting” on page
124.
See 5-3 “Setting the
Electronic Shutter” on page
81.
The items which can be set
differ depending on the CCD
scan mode setting (see page
130).
See 7-3-7 “Selecting the Lens
File” on page 128.
USER
menu
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
20
FORMAT
16:9/4:3 SELECT
16:9/4:3
16:9
See 7-3-8 “Selecting the
Aspect Ratio” on page 128.
SCAN MODE
I/PsF/24P
(24P only when
option board
installed)
I
See 7-3-9 “Setting the CCD
Scan Mode” on page 129.
UC/J SELECT
(PDW-510/530 only)
UC/J
UC
Selects the signal format.
REC VIDEO SOURCE
CAM/EXT
CAM
EXT REC CONTROL
OFF/ON
OFF
See 3-4 “Recording Video
Signals from External
Equipment” on page 63.
PC REMOTE
ENABL/DSABL
DSABL
FRONT MIC SELECT
MONO/STREO
(when stereo microphone
is connected)
STREO
EXT VIDEO SOURCE
(when option board is
connected)
i.LINK/CMPST
i.LINK
EXT OUTPUT DELAY
(when option board is
connected)
SYNC/VIDEO
SYNC
SETUP REMOVE
(PDW-510/530 only)
0.0/7.5
7.5
COUNTRY CODE
4-byte alphanumeric
strings
—
ORGANIZATION
4-byte alphanumeric
strings
—
USER CODE
4-byte alphanumeric —
strings
TIME ZONE : 00
00 to xx
21
22
SOURCE
SEL
UMID SET
Appendixes
No.
See 7-3-10 “Using UMID
Data” on page 131
00
Specifications
179
PAINT Menu List
Appendixes
The following table lists and describes the items in the
PAINT menu.
When the setting range in the Settings column is
surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative
No.
Page
01
SW STATUS
02
03
180
WHITE
BLACK/FLARE
Specifications
Item
value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may
differ from what is shown in the manual.
Settings
Default
Description
GAMMA
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the gamma correction on or off.
CHROMA
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the chroma of the composite signal on
or off.
MATRIX
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the linear matrix correction on or off.
KNEE
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the knee correction on or off.
WHITE CLIP
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the white clipping correction on or off.
DETAIL
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the detail signal on or off.
APERTURE
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the aperture function on or off.
FLARE
ON/OFF
ON
Turns the flare function on or off.
EVS
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the EVS shutter on or off.
TEST SAW
OFF/REC/SAW
OFF
Selects the test signal.
COLOR TEMP <A>
Display color
temperature
3200
Sets the color temperature of WHITE A.
COLOR FINE <A>
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the value more precisely when the
color temperature adjustment through
COLOR TEMP is not satisfactory.
R GAIN <A>
(–99 to +99)
0
Only the value of R GAIN is changed.
B GAIN <A>
(–99 to +99)
0
Only the value of B GAIN is changed.
D5600 <A>
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the WHITE A electronic 5600K filter on
or off.
COLOR TEMP <B>
Display color
temperature
3200
Sets the color temperature of WHITE B.
COLOR FINE <B>
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the value more precisely when the
color temperature adjustment through
COLOR TEMP is not satisfactory.
R GAIN <B>
(–99 to +99)
0
Only the value of R GAIN is changed.
B GAIN <B>
(–99 to +99)
0
Only the value of B GAIN is changed.
D5600 <B>
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the WHITE B electronic 5600K filter on
or off.
MASTER BLACK
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the master black level.
R BLACK
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the R black level.
B BLACK
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the B black level.
MASTER FLARE
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the flare level of the master.
R FLARE
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the R flare level.
G FLARE
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the G flare level.
B FLARE
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the B flare level.
FLARE
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the flare correction circuit on or off.
TEST OUT SELECT
ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the output signal of TEST OUT
connector.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
04
GAMMA
GAMMA
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the gamma correction function on or
off.
STEP GAMMA
0.35 to 0.90
0.45
Sets the master gamma correction curve in
steps.
MASTER GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the master gamma correction curve.
R GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the R gamma correction curve.
G GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the G gamma correction curve.
B GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the B gamma correction curve.
TEST OUT SELECT
ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the output signal of TEST OUT
connector.
GAMMA SELECT
STD/FILM
STD
Selects the gamma table.
GAMMA SEL (STD)
1 to 6
3
Selects the gamma table of STD.
05
06
07
BLK GAMMA
KNEE
DETAIL 1
GAMMA SEL (FILM)
1 to 5
1
Selects the gamma table of FILM.
BLACK GAMMA
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the black gamma correction on or off.
BLK GAMMA RANGE
LOW/L.MID/
H.MID/HIGH
HIGH
Sets the range affected by black gamma.
MASTER BLK
GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the master black gamma.
R BLACK GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the correction curve of the R black
gamma.
G BLACK GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the correction curve of the G black
gamma.
B BLACK GAMMA
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the correction curve of the B black
gamma.
TEST OUT SELECT
ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the output signal of TEST OUT
connector.
KNEE
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the knee correction circuit on or off.
KNEE POINT
50 to 109%
85.0
Sets the knee point level.
KNEE SLOPE
(–99 to +99)
0
Set the knee slope level.
KNEE SATURATION
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the knee saturation function on or off.
KNEE SAT LEVEL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the knee saturation level.
WHITE CLIP
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the white clipping function on or off.
WHITE CLIP LEVEL
100.0 to 109.5% 109.0
Adjusts the white clipping level.
DETAIL
OFF/ON
ON
Sets the detail correction function on or off.
APERTURE
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the aperture correction function on or
off.
DETAIL LEVEL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the general level of the detail signal.
APERTURE LVL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the aperture level.
DTL H/V RATIO
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the level of the V detail signal.
CRISPENING
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the crispening level.
LEVEL DEPEND
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the level depend function on or off.
LV. DEPEND LVL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the level of the level depend.
DETAIL FREQ.
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the frequency of the H detail signal.
Specifications
Appendixes
No.
181
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
08
DETAIL 2
KNEE APERTURE
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the knee aperture function on or off.
KNEE APT LVL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the knee aperture level.
DETAIL COMB
(–99 to 0)
0
Sets the level at which the comb filter
becomes effective.
CROSS COLOR
ON/OFF
OFF
Turns the cross color component on or off.
CROSS COLOR LVL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the suppression level of the cross color.
DETAIL LIMIT
(–99 to +99)
DTL WHT LIMIT
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the detail white limiter.
DTL BLK LIMIT
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the detail black limiter.
DTL V-BLK LMT
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the V detail black limiter.
Appendixes
No.
09
10
182
DETAIL 3
SKIN DETAIL
Specifications
Sets the both detail black and white limiters.
FINE DTL
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the fine detail function on or off.
FINE DTL LVL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the level at which the fine detail function
becomes effective.
V DTL CREATION
NAM/G/R+G/Y
R+G
Selects the source signal of the V DTL signal.
H/V CONTROL MODE H/V / V
V
Select the operation mode of DETAIL H/V
RATIO on the DETAIL 1 page. (H/V: H and V
both enabled, V: V DTL only enabled)
SKIN DETAIL
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on all of 1, 2 and 3 of the color detail
function.
SKIN DETECT
Moves to color
detection page.
EXEC
Executes the color detail function.
SKIN AREA IND.
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the zebra indication on or off in the area
of the currently selected type of the color
detail function.
SKIN DTL SELECT
1/2/3
1
Selects the type of the color detail function.
The following items depend on the selected
type of the color detail function.
SKIN DETAIL
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the color detail function on or off for the
type selected in the above item.
SKIN DETAIL LVL
(–99 to +99)
—
Sets the level of the color detail signal.
SKIN DTL SAT.
(–99 to +99)
—
Adjusts the saturation level of the hue
possessed by the color detail function.
SKIN DTL HUE
(0 to 359)
—
Adjusts the center phase of the hue
possessed by the color detail function.
SKIN DTL WIDTH
(0 to 359)
—
Adjusts the width of the hue possessed by the
color detail function.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
11
MTX LINEAR
MATRIX
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the linear matrix correction and userset matrix correction functions on or off.
MATRIX (USER)
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the user-set matrix correction function
on or off.
MATRIX (PRESET)
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the preset matrix correction function on
or off.
MATRIX (USER)
R-G
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the arbitrary G-R user-set matrix
coefficients.
MATRIX (USER)
R-B
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the arbitrary B-R user-set matrix
coefficients.
MATRIX (USER)
G-R
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the arbitrary R-G user-set matrix
coefficients.
MATRIX (USER)
G-B
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the arbitrary B-G user-set matrix
coefficients.
MATRIX (USER)
B-R
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the arbitrary R-B user-set matrix
coefficients.
MATRIX (USER)
B-G
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the arbitrary G-B user-set matrix
coefficients.
MATRIX
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the linear matrix correction and multi
matrix correction functions on or off.
MATRIX (MULTI)
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the multi matrix correction function on
or off.
MATRIX AREA IND.
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the zebra indication on or off in the area
corresponding to the currently selected
setting.
MATRIX COLOR DET
Moves to color
detection page.
EXEC
Detects color.
MTX (MULTI) AXIS
B/B+/MG–/MG/
MG+/R/R+/YL–/
YL/YL+/G–/G/
G+/CY/CY+/B–
B
Sets the region in which the multi matrix
correction function can be changed. (sixteenaxis mode)
MTX (MULTI) HUE
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the color phase affected by the multi
matrix correction function in every sixteenaxis mode.
MTX (MULTI) SAT
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjusts the saturation level affected by the
multi matrix correction function in every
sixteen-axis mode.
V MOD
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the V modulation function on or off.
MASTER VMOD EX
(–99 to +99)
0
Turns the master V modulation function on or
off.
R VMOD
(–99 to +99)
0
Turns the R V modulation function on or off.
G VMOD
(–99 to +99)
0
Turns the G V modulation function on or off.
B VMOD
(–99 to +99)
0
Turns the B V modulation function on or off.
TEST OUT SELECT
ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the output signal of TEST OUT.
12
13
MTX MULTI
V
MODULATION
Specifications
Appendixes
No.
183
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
14
LOW KEY SAT.
LOW KEY SAT.
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the low key saturation function on or off.
L.KEY SAT. LEVEL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the saturation level of the low luminance
part.
L.KEY SAT. RANGE
LOW/L.MID/
H.MID/HIGH
HIGH
Sets the luminance level at which the low key
saturation function becomes effective.
Y BLACK GAMMA
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the Y black gamma function on or off.
Y BLK GAM LEVEL
(–99 to +99)
0
Sets the gamma curve in the low luminance
part.
Y BLK GAM RANGE
LOW/L.MID/
H.MID/HIGH
HIGH
Sets the luminance level at which the Y black
gamma becomes effective.
1
—
—
2
—
—
Recalls the scene file saved in the memory of
the camcorder.
3
—
—
4
—
—
5
—
—
STANDARD
—
—
Clears all current detail-adjusted settings and
switch settings and returns the settings to the
standard settings saved in the reference file.
SCENE RECALL
—
—
Recalls the scene file from the memory of the
camcorder or the “Memory Stick”.
SCENE STORE
—
—
Stores the scene file in the memory of the
camcorder or the “Memory Stick”.
F.ID
16 characters
—
Sets the File ID.
Appendixes
No.
15
184
SCENE FILE
Specifications
MAINTENANCE Menu List
Appendixes
The following table lists and describes the items in the
MAINTENANCE menu.
When the setting range in the Settings column is
surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative
value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may
differ from what is shown in the manual.
No.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
01
WHT SHADING
SHADING CH SEL
R/G/B/TEST
R
Selects the channel adjusted by this menu. If
TEST is selected, the setting is the same as
the setting of TEST OUT SELECT.
TEST OUT SELECT ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the signal output to the TEST OUT
connector.
R/G/B WHT H SAW
02
03
BLK SHADING
LEVEL ADJ
(–99 to +99)
0
H Saw white shading compensation
R/G/B WHT H PARA (–99 to +99)
0
H Parabola white shading compensation
R/G/B WHT V SAW
(–99 to +99)
0
V Saw white shading compensation
R/G/B WHT V PARA (–99 to +99)
0
V Parabola white shading compensation
WHITE SAW/PARA
OFF/ON
0
Turns white shading Saw and Parabola
compensation on and off.
SHADING CH SEL
R/G/B/TEST
R
Selects the channel adjusted by this menu. If
TEST is selected, the setting is the same as
the setting of TEST OUT SELECT.
TEST OUT SELECT ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the signal output to the TEST OUT
connector.
R/G/B BLK H SAW
(–99 to +99)
0
H Saw black shading compensation
R/G/B BLK H PARA
(–99 to +99)
0
H Parabola black shading compensation
R/G/B BLK V SAW
(–99 to +99)
0
V Saw black shading compensation
R/G/B BLK V PARA
(–99 to +99)
0
V Parabola black shading compensation
BLACK SAW/PARA
OFF/ON
ON
Turns black shading Saw and Parabola
compensation on and off.
MASTER BLACK
(–99 to +99)
0
Master black level adjustment
MASTER
GAIN(TMP)
–3/0/3/6/9/12/18/
24/30/36/42/48 dB
0 db
Temporarily adjusts the master gain value.
ENC VIDEO LEVEL (–99 to +99)
0
Encoder video level adjustment
RGB LEVEL
0
R/G/B video level adjustment
TEST OUT SELECT ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the signal output to the TEST OUT
connector.
H BLANKING
WIDTH
0
H blanking width adjustment
(–99 to +99)
(–99 to +99)
Specifications
185
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
04
BATTERY 1
BEFORE END 1
5/10 to 95/100%
5%
Used when a BP-GL65/GL95/M100 Battery
Pack is used. Sets the voltage warning level
just before the battery ends.1)
END 1
0/1/2/3/4/5%
0%
Used when a BP-GL65/GL95/M100 Battery
Pack is used. Sets the voltage level at which
the battery ends and the camcorder stops
operation, just before the battery ends.2)
BEFORE END 2
11.5 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
11.5
Used when a BP-L60S Battery Pack is used.
Sets the voltage warning level just before the
battery ends.1)
END 2
11.0 to 11.5 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
11.0
Used when a BP-L60S Battery Pack is used.
Sets the voltage level at which the battery
ends and the camcorder stops operation, just
before the battery ends.2)
BEFORE END 3
11.5 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
11.8
Used when a battery pack other than a BPGL65/GL95/L60S/M100 or an external power
connected to the DC IN connector is used.
Sets the voltage warning level just before the
battery ends.
END3
11.0 to 14.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
11.0
Used when a battery pack other than a BPGL65/GL95/L60S/M100 or an external power
connected to the DC IN connector is used.
Sets the voltage level at which the battery
ends and the camcorder stops operation, just
before the battery ends.
Appendixes
No.
186
Specifications
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
05
BATTERY 2
TYPE DETECTION
AUTO/OTHER
AUTO
AUTO: Automatically detects the type of the
battery.
OTHER: Always judges the battery to be of
the “Others” 3) type regardless of the
actual battery type.
SEGMENT NO.7
11.0 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
17.0
When the battery type
judgment is “Others”,
sets the voltage level
below which the
battery status indicator
segment No.7 should
turn off.
SEGMENT NO.6
11.0 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
16.0
When the battery type
judgment is “Others”,
sets the voltage level
below which the
battery status indicator
segment No. 6 should
turn off.
SEGMENT NO.5
11.0 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
15.0
When the battery type
judgment is “Others”,
sets the voltage level
below which the
battery status indicator
segment No. 5 should
turn off.
SEGMENT NO.4
11.0 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
14.0
When the battery type
judgment is “Others”,
sets the voltage level
below which the
battery status indicator
segment No. 4 should
turn off.
SEGMENT NO.3
11.0 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
13.0
When the battery type
judgment is “Others”,
sets the voltage level
below which the
battery status indicator
segment No. 3 should
turn off.
SEGMENT NO.2
11.0 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
12.0
When the battery type
judgment is “Others”,
sets the voltage level
below which the
battery status indicator
segment No. 2 should
turn off.
SEGMENT NO.1
11.0 to 17.0 V
(in 0.1 V steps)
11.0
When the battery type
judgment is “Others”,
sets the voltage level
below which the
battery status indicator
segment No. 1 should
turn off.
Appendixes
No.
Battery status
indicator segments
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
(“E” 4) and “F” are
always on.)
Specifications
187
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
06
AUDIO-1
CA-701 AUDIO IN
ENABL/DSABL
ENABL
When a CA-701 camera adaptor is
connected, selects whether or not to enable
input of audio channels 3 and 4 from the
camera adaptor.
ENABL: Camera adaptor can be used.
DSABL: Camera adaptor cannot be used.
AUDIO CH3/4
MODE
CH1/2/SW
SW
Selects the sources to be recorded to
channels CH-3/4.
CH1/2: Same sources as CH-1/2.
SW: Signals selected by the AUDIO IN CH-3/
CH-4 switches.
REAR XLR AUTO
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns the XLR connection automatic
detection on or off .
FRONT MIC REF
–60 dB/–50 dB/
–40 dB
–60 dB
Sets the reference level of the front
microphone.
REAR MIC REF
–60 dB/–50 dB/
–40 dB
–60 dB
Sets the reference level when the AUDIO IN
CH1 connector is set to MIC.
MIN ALARM VOL
OFF/SET
OFF
Volume of the monitor speaker alarm tone
when it is turned all the way down.
OFF: Almost inaudible.
SET: Faintly audible.
SP ATT LEVEL
OFF/3/6/9 dB
OFF
Lowers the volume of the monitor speaker.
Has no effect on earphone volume.
HEADPHONE OUT
STREO/MONO
MONO
Selects whether to make the rear earphone
monaural or stereo.
AU DATA LEN (IMX) 16 bit//24 bit
(PDW-530/530P
only)
16bit
Sets the bit length of the digital audio
recording.
AU REF LEVEL
–20 dB/–18 dB/
–16 dB/–12 dB/
EBUL
–20 dB
Sets the reference level (Head Room).
AU REF OUT
0 dB/+4 dB/–3 dB/
EBUL
0 dB
Sets the output reference level.
AU CH12 AGC
MODE
MONO/STREO
MONO
Selects whether to perform automatic input
level adjustment of analog audio signals to
be recorded on channels 1 and 2
independently for each channel, or in stereo
mode.
AU CH34 AGC
MODE
OFF/MONO/
STREO
MONO
Selects whether to perform automatic input
level adjustment of analog audio signals to
be recorded on channels 3 and 4
independently for each channel, or in stereo
mode, or not at all (OFF).
AU AGC SPEC
–6/–9/–12/–15 dB
–6 dB
AGC saturation level setting
Appendixes
No.
07
188
AUDIO-2
Specifications
AU LIMITER MODE OFF/–6/–9/–12/–15 OFF
dB
For manual audio input level adjustment,
selects the limiter saturation level for loud
input signals.
AU OUT LIMITER
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the audio output limiter on or off.
i.LINK AUDIO OUT
2CH/4CH
2CH
2CH: Output channels 1 and 2 (16 bits, 48
ksps)
4CH: Output channels 1 to 4 (12 bits, 32
ksps)
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
08
AUDIO-3
AU SG (1kHz)
ON/OFF/AUTO
OFF
Sets whether to output a 1 kHz test tone
during the Color Bar mode or not.
ON: a 1 kHz test tone is output during the
Color Bar mode.
OFF: a 1 kHz test tone is not output during
the Color Bar mode.
AUTO: a 1 kHz test tone is output only when
the CH 1 AUDIO SELECT switch on the
inside panel is in the AUTO position.
MIC CH1 LEVEL
SIDE1/FRONT/
F+S1
FRONT
When recording the front microphone sound
on CH 1, selects which control is to be used
for the level adjustment.
SIDE 1: Adjust it with the LEVEL control (left
side) on the side panel.
FRONT: Adjust it with the MIC LEVEL control
on the front panel.
F + S1: It can be adjusted using either the
LEVEL control (left side) or the MIC
LEVEL control. (The two controls are
linked to each other.)
MIC CH2 LEVEL
SIDE2/FRONT/
F+S2
FRONT
When recording the front microphone sound
on CH 2, selects which control is to be used
for the level adjustment.
SIDE 2: Adjust it with the LEVEL control
(right side) on the side panel.
FRONT: Adjust it with the MIC LEVEL control
on the front panel.
F + S2: It can be adjusted using either the
LEVEL control (right side) or the MIC
LEVEL control. (The two controls are
linked to each other.)
REAR1/WRR
LEVEL
SIDE1/FRONT/
F+S1
SIDE 1
Selects any of these controls to adjust the
audio level of the equipment that is
connected to the wireless microphone and
whatever is connected to the AUDIO IN CH1
connector on the rear panel.
SIDE 1: Adjust it with the LEVEL control (left
side) on the side panel.
FRONT: Adjust it with the MIC LEVEL control
on the front panel.
F + S1: It can be adjusted using either the
LEVEL control (left side) or the MIC
LEVEL control. (The two controls are
linked to each other.)
REAR2/WRR
LEVEL
SIDE2/FRONT/
F+S2
SIDE 2
Selects any of these controls to adjust the
audio level of the equipment that is
connected to the wireless microphone and
whatever is connected to the AUDIO IN CH2
connector on the rear panel.
SIDE 2: Adjust it with the LEVEL control
(right side) on the side panel.
FRONT: Adjust it with the MIC LEVEL control
on the front panel.
F + S2: It can be adjusted using either the
LEVEL control (right side) or the MIC
LEVEL control. (The two controls are
linked to each other.)
Specifications
Appendixes
No.
189
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
09
TIMECODE
TC OUT
AUTO/GENE
AUTO
Selects the time code signal output.
AUTO: Outputs the time code generator
output during recording and outputs the
time code reader output during playback.
GENE: Outputs the time code generator
output during recording and playback.
DF/NDF
DF/NDF
(PDW-510/530 only)
DF
Sets DF or NDF mode.
DF: Drop frame mode
NDF: Non-drop frame mode
EXT-LK DF/NDF
INT/EXT
(PDW-510/530 only)
INT
Selects either internal setting or external
setting for DF/NDF.
INT: Internal
EXT: External
EXT-LK UBIT
INT/EXT
INT
Sets whether the LTC UBIT setup value locks
to an INT or an EXT source when the time
code is locked to an external source.
INT: Internal lock
EXT: External lock
LTC UBIT
FIX/TIME
FIX
Sets the data to be recorded in UBIT of LTC.
FIX: Records the data that is set by the user.
TIME: Records the present time.
VITC UBIT
FIX/TIME
FIX
Sets the data to be recorded in UBIT of
VITC.
FIX: Records the data that is set by the user.
TIME: Records the present time.
WATCH AUTO ADJ
OFF/ON
ON
Matches the time of the built-in clock with the
time data of the user bits of an external time
code. Turns the automatic time correction
function of the built-in clock on or off .
UBIT GROUP ID
000/101
000
Selects the UBIT GROUP ID.
VITC INS LINE 1
12 to 19 H (PDW510/530)
16H
Selects the line into which VITC is to be
inserted.
9 to 22 H (PDW510P/530P)
19h
12 to 19 H (PDW510/530)
18h
9 to 22 H (PDW510P/530P)
21H
REC TALLY BLINK
OFF/ON
ON
Turns the tally illumination control on or off in
the event of BATTERY BEFORE END/DISC
BEFORE END.
REC START BEEP
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on or off the alarm sound at REC
START/STOP.
SUB LCD MODE
SEL
TIMER/OFF/CONT TIMER
Sets the time code (TC) display after poweroff as follows.
TIMER: The TC display turns off after the
elapse of the time set by the SUB LCD
TIMER below.
OFF: Not displayed.
CONT: Displayed.
SUB LCD TIMER
1H/3H/8H
1H
Sets the duration of time after which the TC
display is to be turned off after power-off,
when the SUB LCD MODE SEL item, above,
is set to TIMER (H: hours).
REC FORMAT
(PDW-530/530P
only)
IMX50/IMX40/
IMX30/DVCAM
IMX50
Selects the type of video codec. Multiple
codecs cannot be mixed on one disc.
Appendixes
No.
VITC INS LINE 2
10
190
VDR MODE
Specifications
Selects the line into which VITC is to be
inserted.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
11
ESSENCE
MARK
SHOT MARK 1
OFF/ON
OFF
SHOT MARK 2
OFF/ON
OFF
See 3-2-3 “Recording Essence Marks” on
page 48.
OVER AUDIO
MARK
OFF/ON
OFF
GAIN CHG. MARK
OFF/ON
OFF
FILTER CHG.
MARK
OFF/ON
OFF
SHUTTER CHG.
MARK
OFF/ON
OFF
WHITE CHG.
MARK
OFF/ON
OFF
12
13
PRESET WHT
DCC ADJUST
Appendixes
No.
FLASH MARK
OFF/ON
OFF
FLASH MARK
LEVEL
1 to 20
10
INDEX PIC. POS.
0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/
10 SEC
0
See 5-7 “Setting the Thumbnail Image” on
page 92.
COLOR TEMP. <P> Display color
temperature.
3200
White balance preset value
COLOR FINE
<P> (–99 to +99)
0
—
R GAIN
<P> (–99 to +99)
0
R gain preset value
G GAIN
<P> (–99 to +99)
0
G gain preset value
D5600
<P> OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether to electrically apply 5600K
filter to white balance preset value.
AWB ENABLE <P> OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on and off the function which
automatically acquires the preset value for
automatic white balance adjustment.
DCC FUNCTION
SEL
DCC/Adaptive
KNEE/FIX
DCC
Selects the function assigned to the DCC
switch.
ADP.K is Adaptive Knee and FIX is fixed
value.
DCC D RANGE
400/450/500/550/
600%
600%
Sets the timing range when the DCC switch
is set to the ON position.
DCC POINT
(–99 to +99)
0
DCC minimum knee point adjustment
DCC GAIN
(–99 to +99)
0
Gain adjustment to DCC detected value
DCC DELAY TIME
(–99 to +99)
0
DCC reaction speed adjustment
Specifications
191
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
14
AUTO IRIS 2
IRIS WINDOW
1/2/3/4/5/6/VAR
1
Selects the auto iris detection window. VAR
is variable.
IRIS WINDOW IND
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on and off the function which displays
a frame marker for the auto iris detection
window.
IRIS LEVEL
(–99 to +99)
0
Level adjustment of the auto iris target value
IRIS APL RATIO
(–99 to +99)
0
Mix ratio of auto iris detection peak value and
average value
IRIS VAR WIDTH
20 to 465
245
Width and height of detection frame when
the auto iris detection window is set to VAR
IRIS VAR HEIGHT
20 to 172
85/72
Height of detection frame when the auto iris
detection window is set to VAR
IRIS VAR H POS.
–447 to +446
(PDW-510/530)
0
Horizontal position of detection frame when
the auto iris detection window is set to VAR
–447 to +446
(PDW-510P/530P)
0
–104 to +104
(PDW-510/530)
0
–124 to +123
(PDW-510P/530P)
0
IRIS SPEED
(–99 to +99)
0
Auto iris speed adjustment
CLIP HIGH LIGHT
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on and off the function which, during
auto iris adjustment, ignores very bright
areas by dulling the reaction to high
luminescence.
WHT FILTER INH
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on and off the function which inhibits
independent white memory for each filter
position.
COLOR BAR SEL
SMPTE/EBU/SNG
SMPTE
(PDW510/530)
Color bar type
Appendixes
No.
IRIS VAR V POS.
15
FUNCTION 3
Vertical position of detection frame when the
auto iris detection window is set to VAR
EBU
(PDW510P/
530P)
192
Specifications
REC TALLY
UPPER/BOTH
UPPER
Selects whether to light the upper tally
indicator only, or both upper and lower tally
indicators.
COLOR VF INPUT
COMP/VBS/BOTH
COMP
Video input selection when a color viewfinder
is used
USER & ALL ONLY
OFF/ON
OFF
Show only USER menu in the top menu.
RM COMMON
MEMORY
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether or not to share settings for
when an RM remote control unit is connected
and when the unit is used alone.
RM REC START/
STOP
RM/CAM/PARA
RM
When an RM remote control unit is
connected, selects which REC START/STOP
buttons are enabled. RM/camera/both.
Page
Item
Settings
Default
Description
GENLOCK
GENLOCK
OFF/ON
ON
Turns genlock on and off.
RETURN VIDEO
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns return video on and off.
GL H PHASE
(–60 to +139)
(PDW-510/530)
0
Genlock H phase setting.
(–59 to +142)
(PDW-510P/530P)
0
GL SC PHASE
(–99 to +99)
0
Genlock subcarrier phase setting
GL SC 0/180 SEL
0/180
180
Genlock subcarrier phase setting
OFF/ON
—
Turns on and off the mode which sets ND
(neutral density) filter color compensation
values.
—
EXEC
Clears ND filter color compensation values.
EXEC
EXEC
Execute the auto black shooting function.
EXEC
EXEC
Clears black shooting compensation values.
TEST OUT SELECT ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the signal output to the TEST OUT
connector.
MASTER GAIN
(TMP)
0 dB
Temporarily sets the master gain value.
DELETE LAST CLIP EXEC
EXEC
Delete the last clip.
DELETE ALL CLIPS EXEC
EXEC
Delete all clips on the disc.
QUICK FORMAT
EXEC
EXEC
Formats the disc. All the recorded data is
deleted.
DHCP
ENABL/DSABL
DSABL
Selects whether to enable automatic
acquisition of the IP address from a DHCP
server.
IP ADDRESS
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
192.168.1 Sets the IP address.
.10
SUBNET MASK
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
255.255.2 Sets the subnet mask.
55.0
DEF. GATEWAY
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
0.0.0.0
Sets the default gateway.
LINK SPEED
AUTO/10 Mbps/
100 Mbps
AUTO
Sets the communications speed.
DUPLEX
AUTO/FULL/HALF
AUTO
Sets the duplex mode.
17
ND COMP
ND OFFSET
(PDW-530/530P ADJUST
only)
CLEAR ND
OFFSET
18
AUTO SHADING AUTO BLK
SHADING
RESET BLK SHD
19
20
DISC
NETWORK
–3/0/3/6/9/12/18/
24/30/36/42/48 dB
Appendixes
No.
16
1) The setting of this item is overridden by the setting of BEFORE END 3
when TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page is set to OTHER.
2) The setting of this item is overridden by the setting of END 3 when TYPE
DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page is set to OTHER.
3) When TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page is set to AUTO, any
batteries other than Sony BP-series batteries and Anton Bauer intelligent
battery systems are classified as “Others”.
4) Flashes once per second when the battery status is “BEFORE END”, and
flashes 4 times per second when the battery status is “END”.
Specifications
193
FILE Menu List
Appendixes
The following table lists and describes the items in the
FILE menu.
When the setting range in the Settings column is
surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative
No.
Page
01
USER FILE
02
03
04
194
USER FILE2
ALL FILE
SCENE FILE
Specifications
Item
Settings
value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may
differ from what is shown in the manual.
Default
Description
See 8-1 “Saving and Loading User Files to and
from a “Memory Stick”” on page 136.
USER FILE LOAD
—
EXEC
USER FILE SAVE
—
EXEC
F. ID
16 characters
—
USER PRESET
—
EXEC
See 7-4 “Resetting USER Menu Settings to the
Standard Settings” on page 135.
STORE USR PRESET
—
EXEC
Sets the pages registered in the USER menu
to the standard setting.
CLEAR USR PRESET
—
EXEC
Clears the standard setting of pages registered
in the USER menu.
CUSTOMIZE RESET
—
EXEC
Returns the pages registered in the USER
menu to the factory default state.
LOAD CUSTOM DATA
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether to include pages registered by
the user in user files to be loaded by USER
FILE LOAD.
LOAD OUT OF USER
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether to include pages not
registered by the user in user files loaded by
USER FILE LOAD.
BEFORE FILE PAGE
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether to include data after USER
FILE pages in user files to be loaded by USER
FILE LOAD.
USER LOAD WHITE
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether to include white balance data
in user files to be loaded by USER FILE LOAD.
ALL FILE LOAD
—
EXEC
Load ALL file.
ALL FILE SAVE
—
EXEC
Save ALL file.
F. ID
16 characters
—
Name ALL file.
ALL PRESET
—
EXEC
Return items in ALL file to preset values.
STORE ALL PRESET
—
EXEC
Set preset values of items in ALL file.
CLEAR ALL PRESET
—
EXEC
Clear preset values of items in ALL file.
3SEC CLR PRESET
OFF/ON
OFF
Turns on and off the function which returns
menu items to the preset values when the
MENU knob is kept pressed for 3 seconds.
NETWORK DATA
OFF/ON
OFF
Selects whether or not to read in the networkrelated data.
1
—
—
2
—
—
See 8-2 “Saving and Loading Scene Files” on
page 141.
3
—
—
4
—
—
5
—
—
STANDARD
—
—
SCENE RECALL
—
EXEC
SCENE STORE
—
EXEC
F. ID
16 characters
—
Page
Settings
Default
Description
05
REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE
—
EXEC
Save reference file in internal memory.
REFERENCE CLEAR
—
EXEC
Clear reference file.
REFERENCE LOAD
—
EXEC
Load reference file.
06
07
LENS FILE 1
LENS FILE 2
Item
REFERENCE SAVE
—
EXEC
Save reference file to “Memory Stick”.
F. ID
16 characters
—
Name reference file.
SCENE WHITE DATA
OFF/ON
OFF
see “White balance setting data to be saved in
the scene file” on page 142.
LENS FILE RECALL
—
EXEC
Load lens file.
LENS FILE STORE
—
EXEC
Save lens file.
F. ID
16 characters
—
Name lens file.
LENS NO OFFSET
—
—
Clear lens file.
SOURCE
—
MEMORY1 Number of selected lens file
IRIS GAIN
—
—
Iris gain value of lens file
LENS AUTO RECALL
ON/OFF
ON
When a serial lens is connected with this item
set to ON, a lens file is recalled automatically.
In this case, the lens file number is always 17.
LENS M VMOD 1)
(–99 to +99)
0
Lens file V Saw seed
LENS CENTER H 1)
–466 to +465
0
Horizontal position compensation of lens file
center marker
LENS CENTER V 1)
–121 to +120
0
Vertical position compensation of lens file
center marker
TEST OUT SELECT
ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects signal output to TEST OUT connector.
1)
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjustment of lens file flare (R)
LENS G FLARE 1)
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjustment of lens file flare (G)
LENS B FLARE 1)
(–99 to +99)
0
Adjustment of lens file flare (B)
LENS W-R OFST 1)
(–99 to +99)
0
R compensation value when extender and
shrinker used.
LENS W-B OFST 1)
(–99 to +99)
0
B compensation value when extender and
shrinker used.
SHADING CH SEL
R/G/B/TEST
R
Selects the channel adjusted by this menu. If
TEST is selected, the setting is the same as
the setting of TEST OUT SELECT.
TEST OUT SELECT
ENC/R/G/B
ENC
Selects the signal output to the TEST OUT
connector.
LENS R/G/B H SAW 1)
(–99 to +99)
0
H Saw white shading compensation
LENS R/G/B H PARA 1) (–99 to +99)
0
H Parabola white shading compensation
(–99 to +99)
0
V Saw white shading compensation
LENS R/G/B V PARA 1) (–99 to +99)
0
V Parabola white shading compensation
FORMAT
—
—
Format “Memory Stick”.
MS IN > JUMP TO
OFF/USER/
—
ALL/SCENE/
LENS/REFER/
USER1
LENS R FLARE
08
LENS FILE 3
LENS R/G/B V SAW 1)
09
MEMORY
STICK
Appendixes
No.
See 8-3 “Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page
When Inserting a “Memory Stick”” on page 145.
1) “EX” is displayed when the extender is on, and “0.8” is displayed when
the shrinker is on.
Specifications
195
DIAGNOSIS Menu List
Appendixes
The following table lists and describes the items in the
DIAGNOSIS menu.
No.
Page
Item
Description
01
HOURS METER
OPERATION
Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on,
in units of hours.
OPERATION (rst)
Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on,
in units of hours (reset possible).
SPINDLE (rst)
Displays the total time that the spindle has been rotating,
in units of hours (reset possible).
LASER (rst)
Displays the total number of output parameters to the
optical heads (reset possible).
LOADING (rst)
Displays the number of times that discs have been loaded
(reset possible).
SEEK (rst)
Displays the total seek time by the optical heads, in units of
hours (reset possible).
ADJUST
See 7-3-6 “Setting the Date/Time of the Internal Clock” on
page 127.
02
TIME/DATE
HOUR
MIN
SEC
YEAR
MONTH
DAY
03
ROM VERSION 1
AT
Displays ROM version.
PACKAGE
04
ROM VERSION 2
SY1: Ver X.XX
PIER: Ver X.XX
VAIN: Ver X.XX
SYS2K: Ver X.XX
SYS2U: Ver X.XX
DRIVE: Ver X.XX
FP: Ver X.XX
DSP.A: Ver X.XX
PRX.A: Ver X.XX
PRX.V: Ver X.XX
05
DEV STATUS
I/O
EEPROM
LSI
IFA :
CN:
PX:
FP :
DCP:
BCS:
CN :
PA:
FRAM
SCI
AT:
SS:
RM:
196
Specifications
Display only.
Page
Item
Description
07
DISC STATUS
USER ID:
Displays the user ID of the disc itself.
TITLE:
Displays the title of the disc itself.
REMAIN
Displays the remaining capacity of the disc.
08
09
CLIP STATUS
OPTION BOARD
REWRITE
Displays the number of times the disc has been rewritten.
SALVAGE
Displays “required” when salvage is required.
FILE SYSTEM: UDF2.5
Displays “unknown” when the file system cannot be
identified, or when there is an error.
CLIP LIST MODE
NORMAL MODE or CLIP LIST MODE
CURRENT ID
NORMAL MODE: Number of current clip, total number of
clips
CLIP LIST MODE: Clip list number
TITLE
NORMAL MODE: Title of current clip
CLIP LIST MODE: Title of clip list
RECORD DEVIDE
NORMAL MODE: Name of device which recorded current
clip
CLIP LIST MODE: Displays “-----”.
SERIAL
NORMAL MODE: Serial number of device which recorded
current clip
CLIP LIST MODE: Displays “-----”.
DATE
NORMAL MODE: Date when current clip was recorded
CLIP LIST MODE: Date when clip list was created
TIME
NORMAL MODE: Time when current clip was recorded
CLIP LIST MODE: Time when clip list was created
SDI OUTPUT
Displays installed options.
Appendixes
No.
COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
PULL DOWN (24P)
Specifications
197
Appendixes
About a “Memory Stick”
What is MagicGate ?
MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses
encryption technology.
What is “Memory Stick”?
Before using a “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and versatile
IC (Integrated Circuit) recording medium with a data
capacity that exceeds a floppy disk. “Memory Stick” is
specially designed for exchanging and sharing digital data
among “Memory Stick” compatible products. Because it is
removable, “Memory Stick” can also be used for external
data storage.
“Memory Stick” is available in two sizes: standard size
and compact “Memory Stick Duo” size. Once attached to
a “Memory Stick Duo” adapter, “Memory Stick Duo”
turns to the same size as standard “Memory Stick” and thus
can be used with products compliant with standard
“Memory Stick”.”
Types of “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” is available in the following four types to
meet various requirements in functions.
“Memory Stick-R”
Stored data are not overwritten. You can write data to
“Memory Stick-R” with “Memory Stick-R” compatible
products only. Copyright protected data that requires
MagicGate copyright protection technology cannot be
written to “Memory Stick-R.”
“Memory Stick”
Stores any type of data except copyright-protected data
that requires the MagicGate copyright protection
technology.
“MagicGate Memory Stick”
Equipped with the MagicGate copyright protection
technology.
“Memory Stick-ROM”
Stores pre-recorded, read-only data. You cannot record on
“Memory Stick-ROM” or erase the pre-recorded data.
Terminal
Write-protect tab
Labelling position
• When you set the “Memory Stick” erasure prevention
switch to “LOCK,” data cannot be recorded, edited, or
erased.
• Data may be damaged if:
-You remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the unit
while it is reading or writing data.
-You use the “Memory Stick” in a location subject to the
effects of static electricity or electric noise.
• We recommend that you make a backup copy of
important data that you record on the “Memory Stick”.
Notes
• Do not attach anything other than the supplied label to
the “Memory Stick” labeling position.
• Attach the label so that it does not stick out beyond the
labeling position.
• Carry and store the “Memory Stick” in its case.
• Do not touch the connector of the “Memory Stick” with
anything, including your finger or metallic objects.
• Do not strike, bend, or drop the “Memory Stick”.
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick”.
• Do not allow the “Memory Stick” to get wet.
• Do not use or store the “Memory Stick” in a location that
is:
- Extremely hot, such as in a car parked in the sun
- Under direct sunlight
- Very humid or subject to corrosive substances
Available types of “Memory Stick”
You can use a “Memory Stick” and a “MagicGate
Memory Stick” with your product.
Note
You can not use a “Memory Stick Duo” with your product.
Note on data read/write speed
Data read/write speed may vary depending on the
combination of the “Memory Stick” and “Memory Stick”
compliant product you use.
198
About a “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” Access Indicator
If the access indicator is turned on or is flashing, data is
being read from or written to the “Memory Stick”. At this
time, do not shake the computer or product or subject them
to shock. Do not turn off the power of the computer and
product or remove the “Memory Stick”. This may damage
the data.
Precautions
Appendixes
• To prevent data loss, make backups of data frequently. In
no event will Sony be liable for any loss of data.
• Unauthorized recording may be contrary to the
provisions of copyright law. When you use a “Memory
Stick” that has been pre-recorded, be sure that the
material has been recorded in accordance with copyright
and other applicable laws.
• The “Memory Stick” application software may be
modified or changed by Sony without prior notice.
• Note that there are certain restrictions on recording stage
performances and other entertainment events, even if
they are recorded for personal use only.
• “Memory Stick”,
and “MagicGate Memory Stick”
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “MagicGate” and
are trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
About a “Memory Stick”
199
Glossary
Appendixes
AES/EBU
A standard established jointly by the
AES (Audio Engineering Society)
and EBU (European Broadcasting
Union) for serial transmission of
digital audio. Two channels of audio
can be transmitted via a single
connector.
Aliasing
Distortion which occurs during
sampling to convert analog signals to
digital.
ATW
Auto Tracing White balance. The
white balance is automatically
adjusted for the lighting conditions
during shooting.
Bayonet mount
A type of lens mount. The lens can be
inserted into the lens mount and
quickly locked in place by simply
rotating the lens locking ring.
Black balance adjustment
To balance the black levels of the R,
G, and B channels of a video camera
so that black has no color.
Black set
A reference level for black balance
adjustment.
CCD
Charge-Coupled Device. A solid
state imager used in most video
cameras in place of a pickup tube.
The device converts input light levels
into electrical charges that are first
stored and then output in the form of
voltage variations.
Center marker
A cross which indicates the center of
the image on the viewfinder screen.
Clip
A recording unit. Clips are created
every time recording starts and stops.
Clip list
A list of locations in the material
recorded on the disc, arranged in any
order. Clips lists can be created with
200
Glossary
the scene selection function of this
unit, and with the supplied PDZ-1
Proxy Browsing Software.
Color bar signal
A test signal which can be displayed
as vertical bars of different colors on
a color video monitor. This signal is
used to check chrominance functions
of color television and video systems
such as cameras and monitors.
Color subcarrier
In a composite video signal, a signal
superimposed upon the picture
(luminance) information for the
purpose of conveying the associated
color information. Color and
saturation information is conveyed
by the phase and amplitude of the
color subcarrier. Also called
subcarrier.
Color temperature
The temperature in Kelvins (K) to
represent the color of a light source,
determined by heating a perfectly
black body until its color matches
that of the light source. Color
temperature is higher when the color
is bluish and lower when reddish.
Composite video signal
A video signal in which luminance
and chrominance are combined along
with timing reference “sync”
information to make composite
video.
CRT
Cathode-Ray Tube. Video camera
viewfinders are equipped with a CRT
image display, so you can monitor
what you are shooting.
DCC
Dynamic Contrast Control. A DCC
circuit automatically adjusts the knee
point according to the amount of
incident light. A video camera
containing a DCC circuit can handle
a wide dynamic range of luminance.
Drop frame mode
SMPTE time code runs at 30 frames/
second, while the NTSC color
television system runs at about 29.97
frames/second. Drop frame mode
adjusts the running of time code to
eliminate the discrepancy between
time code value and actual time by
dropping two frames from the time
code value at the beginning of each
minute except every tenth minute.
E-E mode
Electric-to-Electric mode. When you
operate a VDR in E-E mode, input
video and/or audio signals pass
through electric circuits only and
then come out from the output
connectors, without passing through
electromagnetic conversion circuits
such as recording heads.
EFP
Electronic Field Production. The use
of electronic equipment such as
portable video cameras, VTRs, and
sound equipment for television
production outside studios.
ENG
Electronic News Gathering. The use
of electronic equipment such as
portable video cameras, VTRs, and
sound equipment for the production
of daily news stories and short
documentaries.
Essence mark
A type of metadata that may be set for
a specified frame.
Flare
Dark or colored flashes caused by
signal overload through extreme light
reflections of polished objects or very
bright lights.
Flange focal length
The distance from the plane of lens
mounting flange to the image focal
plane. Abbreviated to Ff.
Flicker
Repeated change of brightness on the
screen, caused by light sources such
as fluorescent light flashing at the
frequency of alternating current.
Genlock
Generator lock. To synchronize the
pulse generator built into video
equipment to an external reference
(master) sync signal.
HAD
Hole-Accumulated Diode. A CCD
sensor structure designed to suppress
certain types of noise inherent to
CCDs. See also CCD.
i.LINK
Another name for the IEEE13941995 standards and their revisions.
XDCAM uses the i.LINK interface to
transfer DV streams by the AV/C
protocol, and to read and write
MPEG IMX and DVCAM data files
by FAM (File Access Mode).
Interlaced scan mode (CCD
output)
A scanning method in which odd
rows fields are read alternately with
even rows. (Odd-row fields and evenrow fields contain images from
different times.)
IRE scale
International Radio Engineers scale.
A scale of values that defines the
brightness level of a video signal.
The IRE is now the IEEE (Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers).
Metadata
Information about the properties of
video and audio content. XDCAM
records metadata such as UMIDs and
essence marks, and the supplied
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software
PDZ-1 can be used to record
information such as titles and
comments.
MXF
Material eXchange Format. A file
exchange format developed by the
Pro-MPEG Forum. Equipment from
different manufacturers can
exchange files in this format.
ND filter
Neutral Density filter. ND filters
reduce the amount of incident light
equally across the entire visible
wavelength range without affecting
color.
Non-audio
General term for audio signals other
than linear PCM, such as Dolby E
and Dolby Digital (AC-3).1)
1) Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
Non-drop frame mode
A mode of advancing time code
which ignores the difference in frame
values between real time and the time
code. Using this mode produces a
difference of approximately 86
seconds per day between real time
and time code, which causes
problems when editing programs in
units of seconds using the number of
frames as a reference.
Progressive scan mode (CCD
output)
A scanning method in which odd
rows and even rows are read at the
same time. Also called full-screen
scanning.
Proxy AV data
Low-resolution data with a video
bandwidth of 1.5 Mbps and an audio
bandwidth of 64 Kbps per channel.
This unit records proxy AV data
automatically whenever highresolution MPEG IMX or DVCAM
data is recorded.
Reference video signal
A video signal that contains a sync
signal or sync and burst signals, used
as a reference for synchronization of
video equipment.
Return video
A video signal returned to a camera
from a VTR, or a video signal
selected from among several camera
angles in a control room and returned
to a camera so the cameraman can
check the video.
SDI
Serial Digital Interface. An interface
standardized as SMPTE 259M which
enables the transmission of an
uncompressed digital component
stream.
Shot data
Data recorded, while shooting, in the
color bars, the user bits data of VITC,
and so forth. Includes the model
name, serial number, date, time, shot
number, and ID1 to ID4.
Shutter speed
The time that the shutter is open.
Slow shutter speeds give bright
images, but motion resolution is
lower.
Appendixes
Hunting
Repeated brightening and darkening
of an image resulting from repeated
response to automatic iris control.
XDCAM can record non-audio as an
input signal.
SMPTE
Society of Motion Picture and
Television Engineers, a professional
association established in the U.S.A.
mainly for the purpose of setting
forth motion picture and television
engineering standards.
S/N
Signal-to-Noise ratio. The relation of
the strength of the desired signal to
the accompanying electronic
interference, the noise. If S/N is high,
sounds are reproduced with less noise
and pictures are reproduced clearly
without snow.
SNMP
Simple Network Management
Protocol. XDCAM uses this protocol
to monitor equipment operating
status via network connectors.
Sub clip
One of the sections which make up a
clip list. A sub clip may be part of a
clip or an entire clip.
Thumbnail image
A reduced still picture of video for
display on a GUI screen. XDCAM
creates thumbnail images from proxy
video, and displays them as index
pictures on GUI screens.
Time code
A digitally encoded signal which is
recorded with video data to identify
each frame of the video by hour,
minute, second and frame number.
SMPTE time code is applied to
NTSC system, and EBU time code to
PAL and SECAM systems.
Time code synchronization
To synchronize the built-in time code
generator of video equipment to an
external time code.
Turbo gain
Video amplifier gain increased from
30 dB by 6 to 18 dB by combining
adjacent pixels of the CCD.
Glossary
201
Appendixes
UMID
Unique Material Identifier. A
standard (SMPTE 330M) for video
and audio metadata. The Basic
section of a UMID contains a
globally unique number and a
material number for the identification
of recorded material. An optional
section called the “Source Pack”
contains information such as the time
and location of recording. A UMID
with the Basic section only is called a
Basic UMID. A UMID with the
Source Pack is called an Extended
UMID.
User bits
A total of 32 bits are provided in the
time code which the user can use to
record such information as date,
scene number, or reel number on
video tape. Also called user’s bits.
VBS
A composite signal consisting of
video signal, burst signal and sync
signal.
Vertical smear
A bright vertical line which appears
on the screen when shooting a very
bright object with a CCD camera.
Also called smear.
Video gain
Amount of amplification for video
signals, expressed in decibels (dB).
VITC
Vertical Interval Time Code. A time
code recorded in two horizontal lines
during each vertical blanking period
of a video signal.
White balance adjustment
In the light of a particular color
temperature, to adjust the white
levels of the R, G, and B channels of
a color video camera so that any
white object shot in that light is
reproduced as a truly white image.
See also Color temperature.
White shading
When shooting a white object, the
upper and lower portions of the
screen may appear magenta or green
while the central portion appears
white, depending on the performance
202
Glossary
of the camera lens. This is called
white shading.
Zebra pattern
In a video camera, striped patterns
which appear in the viewfinder
screen to indicate areas of the image
where the video level is higher than a
certain value. If a zebra pattern
appears on the skin when the object is
a human being, that is a correct
exposure.
Zoom
To gradually change the field of view
of a camera lens from wide to narrow
angle (zoom in) or narrow to wide
angle (zoom out).
A
B
AC adaptor 148
ACCESS indicator 37
Access indicator (for “Memory Stick”)
33
Accessory attachments 20
Adjusting
audio level 86
black balance 77
flange focal length 153
shoulder pad position 159
viewfinder 149
white balance 78
Adjustments and settings
for recording 75
from menus 122
ALARM volume control 22
ALL FILE page 194
Anton Bauer Ultralight system 148
Aspect ratio, selecting 128
ASSIGN 1/2 switches 26
ASSIGN 3/4 switches 27
Assigning functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/
4 switches 125
Attaching the shoulder strap 159
Audio functions 21
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors 23
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 23
AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches 23
Audio input system 153
attaching a UHF portable tuner
155
connecting line input audio
equipment 157
using an external microphone 154
using the supplied microphone
153
Audio level meters 39
AUDIO OUT connector 23
Audio recording level 86
adjustment for input from the front
microphone 87
adjustment for inputs from the
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2
connectors 86
AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2
switches 23
AUDIO-1 page 188
AUDIO-2 page 188
AUDIO-3 page 189
Auto clip list recoding 58
Auto Interval Rec mode 52
AUTO IRIS 2 page 192
Back tally indicator 36
Back tally ON/OFF switch 37
Basic procedures
for recording 46
for shooting 46
BATTERY 1 page 186
BATTERY 2 page 187
Battery attachment 19
Battery pack 147
attaching 147
BP-GL95 147
BP-IL75 147
BP-M100 147
detaching 148
Battery status
on the color LCD 39
on the monochrome LCD 38
BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation
Bracket 150
Black balance
adjusting 77
basic procedure for shooting 46
BLACK/FLARE page 180
BLK GAMMA page 181
BLK SHADING page 185
BP-GL95 147
BP-IL75 147
BP-M100 147
BRIGHT control 24
Built-in speaker 22
C
CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch 32
CBK-FC01 13
CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor 14
CBK-SC01 15, 64
CBK-SD01 15
CCD scan mode 129
CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch 21
Checking
the last two seconds of the
recording 60
the recording 59
the recording on the color video
monitor 60
Clip list 66
creating 67
current clip list 66
deleting 72
editing 68
loading 72
operation 71
playback 62
CLIP menu 71
Color LCD 37
Command List 100
CONTRAST control 24
Current clip list 66
clearing 73
saving to disc 71
start timecode 73
Index
Index
AUTO IRIS page 178
AUTO SHADING page 193
AUTO W/B BAL switch 26
D
DC IN connector 19
DC OUT 12 connector 23
DCC ADJUST page 191
Deleting clips 48
all clips 48
the last clip 48
DETAIL 1 page 181
DETAIL 2 page 182
DETAIL 3 page 182
DEV STATUS-1 page 196
DIAGNOSIS menu list 196
Diopter adjustment ring 25
Directory structure 93
Disc
formatting 44
handling 42
Loading and unloading 43
notes on handling 42
used for recording and playback
42
write-protecting 42
DISC page 193
Disc status
display on the color LCD 39
display on the monochrome LCD
38
DISP SEL switch 37
DISPLAY switch 35, 36
E
EARPHONE jack 21
EJECT button and indicator 29
Essence mark 48
thumbnail 61
ESSENCE MARK page 191
Example of system configuration 16
F
F FWD button and indicator 29
F REV button and indicator 29
FAM 96
Features 12
File access mode 96
File ID
Index
203
Index
scene file 143
user file 138
FILE menu list 194
File operation 93
restriction 94
FILTER selector 25
Flange focal length, adjusting 153
FORMAT page 179
Formatting a disc 44
F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch 35
FTP 98
Full salvage 45
FUNCTION 1 page 175
FUNCTION 2 page 176
FUNCTION 3 page 192
G
GAIN selector 26
GAIN SW page 177
GAMMA page 181
GENLOCK IN connector 28, 34
GENLOCK page 193
H
HOLD button 35
HOURS METER 2 page 196
I
i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400 connector
28
Indicators in the viewfinder 40
Interval Rec function 52
auto 52
manual 55
IP address 133
K
KNEE page 181
L
LCD switch 37
’!’LED page 177
LENS connector 20
LENS FILE 1 page 195
LENS FILE 2 page 195
LENS FILE 3 page 195
LENS FILE page 178
Lens locking lever 20
Lens mount 20
Lens mount cap 20
Lens, mounting 152
LEVEL ADJ page 185
LEVEL controls 22
LIGHT connector 20
204
Index
MONITOR volume control 22
Monochrome LCD 37, 38
MTX LINEAR page 183
MTX MULTI page 183
Light shoe 20
LIGHT switch 19
Loading
scene files 143
user files from a “Memory Stick”
136
Loading and unloading a disc 43
Locations and functions of parts and
controls 19
LOCK knob 25
LOW KEY SAT. page 184
N
M
O
Maintenance 162, 166
Manual Interval Rec mode 55
MARKER 1 page 177
MARKER 2 page 177
“Memory Stick”
jumping to a file-related menu
page 145
about a “Memory Stick” 198
compartment 33
handling 136
loading saved data 139
saving and loading user files 136
saving user menu data 137
MEMORY STICK page 195
Menu 105
assigning functions to ASSIGN 1/
2/3/4 switches 125
basic operations 106
displaying 106
operating section 32
organization 105
resetting USER menu settings
135
selecting the aspect ratio 128
selecting the output signals 122
setting gain values 122
setting the CCD scan mode 129
setting the color temperature
manually 124
specifying an offset for the auto
white balance setting
124
MENU knob 32
Menu list 173
MENU ON/OFF switch 32
MIC IN connector 21
MIC LEVEL control 21
Microphone 21
UHF potrable tuner for wireless
system 155
using an external microphone 154
using the supplied microphone
153
MONITOR switch 21
OFFSET WHT page 178
OPERATION menu list 173
Operation warnings 167
Optical disc drive section,
specifications 171
Optional board
CBK-FC01 13
CBK-SC01 15, 64
CBK-SD01 15
OUTPUT page 173
Output video operating section 31
OUTPUT/DCC selector 26
ND COMP page 193
Network connector 15
Network setting 133
NEXT button 29
P
PAINT menu list 180
PDZ-1 74
installation 74
system requirements 74
PEAKING control 24
Picture Cache function 50
PLAY/PAUSE button and indicator
29
Playback 59
freezing a picture 65
in color 60
+48V/OFF switch 23
Power supply 19, 147
using a battery pack 147
using an AC adaptor 148
using the Anton Bauer Ultralight
system 148
POWER switch 19
Precautions 17
PRESET WHT page 191
PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch 35
PREV button 30
Proxy AV data 14
Proxy Browsing Software (See also
“PDZ-1”) 74
Q
Quick salvage 45
R
S
Salvage function 44
Saving and loading
scene files 141
user files to and from a “Memory
Stick” 136
user setting data 136
Scene file
loading 143
resetting the settings to the
standard settings 144
saving and loading 141
SCENE FILE page 184, 194
Scene selection 66
SEL/SET dial 31
Selecting
aspect ratio 128
shutter mode 81
shutter speed 81
SET STATUS page 178
Setting
CCD scan mode 129
date/time of the internal clock
127
recording format 75
T
TAKE TOTAL TIME 54
Tally indicator 24, 36
TALLY switch 24, 36
TC IN connector 34
TC OUT connector 34
TEST OUT connector 28
TEST OUT page 174
Testing
Camera 162
preparations 162
VDR 163
THUMBNAIL button 31
Thumbnail indicator 31
Thumbnail search 60
Time code
saving the actual time 89
setting 89
setting the user bits 89
synchronizing 90
system 34
Time code display
on the color LCD 40
on the monochrome LCD 38
TIME/DATE page 196
TIMECODE page 190
Time-lapse video 52
Tripod mount 20
Tripod mounting 158
TURBO GAIN button 27
24P mode 130
Index
Rear tally indicator 37
REC START button 29
REC TIME 54
Recommended additional equipment
172
Recording 46
adjustments and settings 75
analog composite signals 64
setting the recording format 75
video signals from external
equipment 63
Recording and playback 42
Recording format
setting the audio recording format
76
setting the video recording format
75
Recording review 60
REFERENCE page 195
REMOTE connector 28
Remote control unit, connecting 160
RESET button 35
Resetting USER menu settings to the
standard settings 135
Retaking 57
Return video signal 121
RM-B150/B750 160
ROM VERSION 2 page 196
ROM VERSION page 196
time data 89
Setting up the camcorder 147
SHIFT button 31
Shooting
basic procedure (from adjusting
the black balance and
white balance to stopping
recording) 46
basic procedure (from turning on
the camcorder to loading
a disc) 46
testing the camcorder before
shooting 162
Shooting and recording/playback
functions 24
SHOT DISP page 178
Shot ID 118
SHOT ID page 178
Shoulder pad 20
Shoulder pad, adjusting the position
159
Shoulder strap posts 20
Shoulder strap, attaching 159
SHT ENABLE page 178
Shutter mode, selecting 81
SHUTTER selector 26
Shutter speed, selecting 81
SKIN DETAIL page 182
SNMP 15
SOURCE SEL page 179
Specifications 170
Status display on the viewfinder screen
112
Status indicators 39
STATUS ON/SEL / OFF switch 32
STOP button 29
Sub clip 66
deleting 70
moving 69
trimming 70
SUB CLIP button 31
Sub clip indicator 31
SW STATUS page 180
U
UMID data 131
User bits, setting 89
USER FILE page 194
USER FILE2 page 194
USER menu
editing 108
resetting 135
V
V MODULATION page 183
VDR MODE page 190
VDR operation status 39
VDR SAVE/STBY switch 29
VF DISP 1 page 176
VF DISP 2 page 176
VF SETTING page 177
Video camera section, specifications
170
VIDEO OUT connector 28
Viewfinder 25
adjusting the focus and screen
149
adjusting the position 149
cleaning 166
detaching 150
detaching the eyepiece 151
moving the viewfinder shoe up
150
setting 116
using the BKW-401 Viewfinder
Rotation Bracket 150
Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever
25
Viewfinder screen
display modes 115
layout of the status display 112
Index
205
marker display 116
return video signal 121
selecting the display items 114
Shot data superimposed on the
color bars 117
shot ID 118
Status confirmation windows 119
status display 112
Index
W
WARNING indicator 37
Warnings 167
Warnings and indications 36
Warnings and indications on the LCDs
38
WHITE BAL switch 27
White balance
adjusting 78
basic procedure for shooting 46
specifying an offset for the auto
white balance 124
WHITE page 180
WHT SHADING page 185
Write-protecting discs 42
Z
ZEBRA switch 24
206
Index
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