DataVideo DN-500

DataVideo DN-500
DV / HDV Hard Disk Recorder
DN-500
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
(Preliminary)
www.datavideo-tek.com
Table of contents
Warnings and Precautions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4
Warranty ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
Disposal------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
Packing List ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
Introduction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
Features -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6
How to Assemble 2.5" HDD in Removable Rack -------------------------------------------------------7
Connections & Controls ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8
DN-500 Front Panel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8
DN-500 Rear Panel --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9
Powering On --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Menu Options - Overview------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10
HDD Mode Menu --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
Record Formats Menu --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Input Video Standard Menu -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13
NTSC Level Setup Menu------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 13
Video Input Source Menu ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
GPI Mode & Function Menus ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 15
Set Date & Time Menu--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16
Set Full Syt Menu --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16
Format Hard Disk Menu ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17
Erase Track Menu -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17
Convert DV to AVI Menu ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 18
Set Output Channel Menu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18
HDD Surface Scan Menu ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19
Operation with a DV Camcorder / Deck / Vision Mixer ---------------------------------------------- 20
Recording a Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20
Playing a DV Track ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 21
Operation with a HDV Camcorder / Deck---------------------------------------------------------------- 22
Recording a Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 22
Playing a M2T Track ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
Operation with an analogue video source --------------------------------------------------------------- 23
Recording a Track -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23
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Playing a Track ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24
Connecting to a Computer ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24
Connecting to a PC------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25
Connecting to a MAC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26
DV File Converter Software --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28
Installation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 28
Registration----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 29
Operation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30
RS 422 Command Set / Protocol -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 33
Specification ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 37
Service and Support ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 38
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Warnings and Precautions
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1. Read all of these warnings and save them for later reference.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this unit.
Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning.
Do not use this unit in or near water.
Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The unit may fall, causing serious damage.
Slots and openings on the cabinet top, back, and bottom are provided for ventilation. To ensure safe
and reliable operation of this unit, and to protect it from overheating, do not block or cover these
openings. Do not place this unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface, as the ventilation openings on
the bottom of the cabinet will be blocked. This unit should never be placed near or over a heat
register or radiator. This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is
provided.
This product should only be operated from the type of power source indicated on the marking label
of the AC adapter. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your Datavideo dealer or
your local power company.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this unit where the power cord will be
walked on, rolled over, or otherwise stressed.
If an extension cord must be used with this unit, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings on the
products plugged into the extension cord do not exceed the extension cord’s rating.
Make sure that the total amperes of all the units that are plugged into a single wall outlet do not
exceed 15 amperes.
Never push objects of any kind into this unit through the cabinet ventilation slots, as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in risk of fire or electric shock. Never
spill liquid of any kind onto or into this unit.
Except as specifically explained elsewhere in this manual, do not attempt to service this product
yourself. Opening or removing covers that are marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to
dangerous voltage points or other risks, and will void your warranty. Refer all service issues to
qualified service personnel.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power cord is damaged or frayed;
b. When liquid has spilled into the unit;
c. When the product has been exposed to rain or water;
d. When the product does not operate normally under normal operating conditions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating instructions in this manual; improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage to the unit and may often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to normal operation;
e. When the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged;
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
To avoid any possible static damage to your equipment please ensure your camcorder / deck is switched off
when connecting or disconnecting the IEEE-1394 cable.
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Warranty
Datavideo warrants that the equipment it manufactures shall be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of product purchased. If equipment fails due to such
defects, Datavideo will, at its option, repair or provide a replacement for the defective part or product.
Equipment that fails after the warranty period, has been operated or installed in a manner other than that
specified by Datavideo, or has been subjected to abuse or modification, will be repaired for time and material
charges at the Buyer’s expense.
This warranty does not affect your statutory rights within the Country of purchase.
Disposal
For EU Customers only - WEEE Marking.
This symbol on the product indicates that it will not be treated as household waste. It must be handed over to
the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For more detailed
information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local Datavideo office.
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Packing List:
The following items should be included in the box. If any items are missing please contact your supplier.
Items
Description
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DN-500 DV / HDV Hard Disk Recorder
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Power Supply (12V 4.2A)
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DN-300 CD for DV file converter software
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AC cord 3P
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2.5" Removable HDD Enclosure
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IEEE 1394 6Pin -6Pin Cable 1.8M
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S-Video Cable 1.2M
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Y Type USB Cable 45cm
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M3 X 4 m/m Screws
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2.0 X 8 m/m Screws
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HD Label
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SD Label
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Label
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L Type Rack
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2 RCA to 2 RCA 5 ft
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BNC to BNC Cable 1.2M
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Instruction Manual
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Introduction
The Datavideo DN-500 is a HDV / DV Hard Drive Recorder. It can record HDV via the IEEE-1394 (iLink,
FireWire) output from HDV Camcorders (.m2t), or DV from DV or Analogue video sources (.dv). The DN-500
can be as an external firewire drive from which files can be dragged and dropped to a PC or MAC. The DN500 has a built in utility to convert .dv files to .avi files, and is also supplied with DV file converter software to
create other file formats such Quicktime.
Features
Stand Alone DV / HDV Hard Drive Recorder / Player.
Records DV from Digital or Analogue Video Inputs (DV via IEEE-1394 (iLink FireWire) or Component (YPbPr)
/ S-Video (Y/C) / Composite (CVBS) analogue video inputs).
Records HDV (.m2t) from HDV input (HDV via IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire)).
Full VTR playback functionality, including loop playback.
RS-422 control
GPI input
Drag and Drop file transfer to PC or MAC via IEEE-1394.
2.5" Removable HDD Rack, SATA & USB interface connecting to a PC for file transfer.
N.B. The DN-500 cannot be operated as a DV Device from a PC - The AVC Command set is not
supported.
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How to Assemble 2.5" HDD in Removable Rack
1. Remove two screws from the 2.5" removable HDD rack front cover then pull out the PCB.
2. Assemble four screws to fasten 2.5" HDD on PCB.
3. Push PCB into the HDD rack
4. Assemble two screws to fasten HD rack front cover.
5. Push 2.5" HDD Removable rack into DN-500 then turn button to left lock the rack.
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Connections & Controls
Front Panel
Power On / Off Button. This is a soft power on / off button which
powers the unit on from a state of standby; the main power on / off
switch is on the rear panel.
Display Panel. Displays the status of the DN-500. The display will
show Track Number, timecode, or if the Menu Button is pressed the
Menu Display.
Menu Button. This calls up the menu display which is navigated using
the Fwd / Rew Buttons and Previous / Next Buttons
Fwd / Rew Buttons. In playback mode these buttons will operate as
Fast Forward and Rewind Buttons. If the Menu Button is pressed these
buttons will navigate backwards and forwards between the various
menu options.
Video Input Button. Switches the DN-500 to Video Input (Component
YUV / S-Video Y/C / Composite CVBS) - Video Inputs can only be
recorded in DV formats. See Operation with an analogue video
source for more details.
Previous / Next Buttons. These buttons navigate up and down
between recorded tracks and menu options.
Record Button. Puts the DN-500 into Record Mode. To start recording
press the Record Button and Play Button simultaneously.
N.B. Unit will not record if no video signal is present.
Play / Pause Button. Starts playback of a track, or pauses playback of
a track- status will be displayed on the Display Panel. Also Starts /
Pauses a recording when unit is in Record mode.
Stop Button. Stops playback or record.
The Audio Input Level LEDs show the audio input levels from the
incoming source.
The Audio Level Adjustments allow you to adjust the headphones
volume.
Accepts a stereo mini jack plug for stereo headphones. The
headphone volume is controlled by the Audio Level Adjustments.
6 Pin DV In/Out Port. This is a convenient front mounted DV / IEEE1394 Port for connection to a DV / HDV camcorder, or to a PC for file
transfer.
2.5" Removable HDD Rack, SATA & USB interface connecting to a PC
for file transfer.
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Rear Panel
2 channels XLR Balanced Audio input & output.
Note: XLR and RAC input can not use at same time, because audio
no mixer function.
Component YUV Video input & output, commonly used with Betacam,
DVC Pro, some DVD Players.
Black Burst Output Can be used as a video reference source when
synchronization other devices to the DN-500.
RS-422 Port. The DN-500 can be controlled via RS-422 from external
devices. The DN-500 uses standard Sony protocol. Connect the RS-422
control cable to this port.
6 Pin DV In/Out Ports. Ports for connecting to a DV / HDV camcorder, or
to a PC for file transfer.
S-Video / Composite Video and Stereo Audio In / Out. These are the
standard connections for analogue video and audio signals. You can
connect standard analogue video signals to the inputs and record them
in DV format. A standard analogue video monitor could be connected to
the output for simple record / playback monitoring of DV recordings.
See Video Input Source Menu for more details.
N.B. Analogue Inputs & Outputs are only suitable for RAW DV (DV)
operation - It is not possible to record or playback M2T (HDV) files
via the Analogue Inputs / Outputs
The GPI socket can be used for simple external control. The DN-500 can
accept pulse or level trigger inputs, which can trigger record or playback
and pause commands See GPI Mode & Function Menus for more
details.
RS-232 Socket. May be used for some firmware updates, or other future
uses.
DC In Socket. Connect the supplied 12V 4.2A PSU to this socket. The
connection can be secured by screwing the outer fastening ring of the
DC In plug to the socket
Grounding Terminal. When connecting this unit to any other component,
make sure that it is properly grounded by connecting this terminal to an
appropriate point. When connecting, use the socket and be sure to use
wire with a cross-sectional area of at least 1.0 mm2.
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Powering On
Connect the DN-500 power supply to the DC In socket. Ensure the power cable is connected to a suitable
mains socket.
Press the Power Button until it lights up
The LCD display panel should show DN-500 and after a few seconds the track display should appear and
the DN-500 is ready to go
Menu Options
The DN-500 is a menu driven unit; there are 18 menus which are used to initially set up the unit. The menu
settings are non-volatile (they are stored even when the unit is switched off), so many of the settings, such
as date and time, you will only need to set once. We will look at each individual menu in more detail, but here
is a quick overview of them. N.B. Not all menus appear when the Video Input Button is illuminated.
The 18 Menus are:
HDD MODE - This sets the DN-500 to HDD mode for drag and drop
file transfers to a PC or MAC. See HDD Mode Menu for more details.
SETUP LOOP PLAY - Sets the DN-500 to loop play a track, the track
will continuously loop until stopped.
RECORD FORMATS - Sets the DN-500 record format to .dv for DV
recordings or .m2t for HDV recording. See Record Formats Menu for
more details.
FREE SPACE - Displays how much HDD space is available on the
DN-500.
TOTAL SPACE - Displays the total available HDD storage on the DN500.
INPUT VIDEO STANDARD - Sets the DN-500 video input to NTSC to
PAL. See Input Video Standard Menu for more details.
NTSC SETUP LEVEL - Sets the ire to 0 or 7.5 for NTSC. 7.5 ire is
most commonly used in the U.S.A. and Canada and 0 ire in far eastern
countries such as Japan. See NTSC Setup Level Menu for more
details.
VIDEO INPUT SOURCE - The DN-500 has three types of Analogue
Input - select between CVBS (Composite), Component (YPbPr) or SVideo (Y/C). See Video Input Source Menu for more details.
SET GPI TRIGGER MODE - The DN-500 has two GPI trigger modes,
Pulse or Level trigger can be set. See GPI Mode & Function Menus
for more details.
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SELECT GPI FUNCTION - The GPI function can be set to either Play /
Play Pause or Record / Record Pause. See GPI Mode & Function
Menus for more details.
SET DATE & TIME - Sets the date and time on the DN-500; the
setting is non-volatile so it is stored when the unit is powered off. See
Set Date & Time Menu for more details.
SET FULL SYT - Occasionally DV devices can suffer from conflicts. In
the event of the DN-500 conflicting with another device Set Full Syt is
enabled to overcome the conflict.
FORMAT HARD DISK - Formats the HDD and removes all files and
tracks from the DN-500. See Format Hard Disk Menu for more
details.
ERASE TRACK - Erases individual tracks from the DN-500.
See Erase Track Menu for more details.
CONVERT DV TO AVI - Converts DV files to .AVI files for greater NLE
compatibility.
See Convert DV to AVI Menu for more details.
SET OUTPUT CHANNEL - Allows the output channel of the DN-500 to
be switched to a different I.D. number. This is important if there are
any conflicts between DV Devices. See Set Output Channel Menu
for more details.
HDD SURFACE SCAN - Checks the HDD for errors / bad sectors.
This is only necessary if your DN-500 is not performing correctly, or
you install a new HDD. A result.txt file is created in the root directory of
the HDD, this can be viewed from a PC.
FIRMWARE VERSION - Display the Rev No. and Firmware Version of
the DN-500
HDD Mode Menu
The HDD Mode Menu will set the DN-500 up as an external IEEE-1394 (Firewire) drive, for direct drag and
drop file transfer to a PC or MAC.
The files appear in the root directory of the DN-500 hard disk, and are numbered with the track number that
appears in the LCD display when you are recording or playing back the track.
The DN-500 uses a FAT32 file structure, so large tracks are broken down into 2 GB files which are
sequentially named:
For example if Track 02 is 1 hour in duration it will appear as follows:
dv02.dv (2 GB)
dv02 is the file name for Track 02
dv02_01.dv (2 GB)
Each 2 GB section is given a sequential _xx numeric extension
dv02_02.dv (2 GB)
dv02_03.dv (2 GB)
dv02_04.dv (2 GB)
dv02_05.dv (2 GB)
dv02_06.dv (77 MB)
The last file in the sequence is likely to be smaller than 2GB.
Connecting to a PC / MAC
NB: Although your PC / MAC may see the DN-500 as an AVC compliant DV Device it is not intended
to be operated as such.
Connect the DN-500 IEEE-1394 output to a PC or MAC.
To set the DN-500 into HDD Mode firstly press the Menu button so that it is illuminated.
You will see the display change to the HDD Mode Menu
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Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to select ENTER and the display will show the HDD Enable Confirmation
Screen
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) (right) again to confirm, after a few seconds HDD Mode will be enabled
The PC / MAC should recognise that an external IEEE-1394 (Firewire)HDD has been connected. The DN500 can then be used just like any external drive. See Connecting to a PC / Connecting to a MAC for
more details.
To return the DN-500 to Deck Mode either use “Safely Remove Hardware” with a PC, or with a MAC use
“Eject” or Drag the DN-500 Drive to “Trash”. Once un-mounted the DN-500 display will return to Track
Display.
Record Formats Menu
The Record Formats Menu sets the recording format of the DN-500, you can choose between RAW DV (.DV)
or M2T (HDV).
Raw DV can be recorded from a DV deck, camcorder, vision mixer with IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire, DV)
output, or from an analogue video signal (Composite (CVBS), S-Video (Y/C), Component (YUV (CPbPr)).
M2T (HDV) can only be recorded from a camcorder, deck with an HDV signal via IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire),
it is not possible to record M2T from an analogue input.
N.B. M2T recordings cannot be played back via the analogue outputs of the DN-500 - To view
recorded files set your HDV Camcorder / Deck to Recorder Mode - the DN-500 files can then be
played back to the viewfinder / monitor.
To select the Record Format:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until RECORD FORMATS is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the RECORD FORMAT set up menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either RAW DV (DV) or M2T (HDV)
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the NextButton(right).
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Input Video Standard Menu
The Input Video Standard Menu sets the DN-500 to receive either NTSC or PAL video signals.
To select the Input Video Standard:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until INPUT VIDEO STANDARD is displayed
Press the Next Button(right) to enter the INPUT VIDEO STANARD set up menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either PAL or NTSC
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) Button(right).
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
NTSC Setup Level Menu
The NTSC Setup Level Menu sets the DN-500 either 0 ire or 7.5 ire - This is not necessary for PAL inputs.
7.5 ire is most commonly used in the U.S.A. and Canada and 0 ire in far eastern countries such as Japan. If
you are unsure which to set, please consult your dealer.
To select the NTSC Level:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until NTSC SETUP LEVEL is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the NTSC level set up menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) Button(right).
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Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
Video Input Source Menu
The Video Input Source Menu sets the analogue input mode of the DN-500.
The DN-500 has Composite (CVBS), S-Video (Y/C) and Component (YPbPr) analogue inputs.
N.B. It is only possible to record RAW DV (DV) from the analogue inputs - M2T (HDV) can only be
recorded from a HDV stream via IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire).
To select the Video Input Source:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until VIDEO INPUT SOURCE is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the VIDEO INPUT SOURCE set up menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either Composite, Component or S-Video
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) Button(right).
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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GPI Mode & Functions Menus
The DN-500 can be set to receive either pulse or level GPI triggers, which can be set to activate Play /
Pause or Rec / Pause.
To select the GPI Mode:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until SET GPI TRIGGER MODE is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the SET GPI TRIGGER MODE menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either Pulse Trigger or Level Trigger
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) Button(right).
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
To select the GPI Function:
Press the Menu Button, to enter the menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until SET GPI FUNCTION is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the SET GPI FUNCTION menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either Pulse Trigger or Level Trigger
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) Button(right).
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Set Date & Time Menu
To set the Date & Time on the DN-500
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until SET DATE & TIME is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the SET Date & Time menu
You will see a flashing cursor on the date value.
To set the date use the Play/Pause Button to increase the value or the Stop Button to decrease the value
Increases Value
Decreases Value
Use the FWD (►►) Button to move the cursor to the next column to the right i.e. Month / Year / Hours /
Minutes or the REW (◄◄) Button to move the cursor back to the left.
Moves the cursor to the right
Moves the cursor to the left
Once you have set the date & time press the Next (▲) Button(right) to exit the menu
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
Set Full Syt Menu
DV devices can sometimes conflict with one another, it is not a common occurrence but it can happen. When
conflicts occur one DV device may not recognize the other, or the output from one is switched off by the
other. “Set Full Syt” will overcome conflicts of this type, so if you have a conflict with another DV device
switch Syt Full Syt to Enable.
Press the Menu Button, and use the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate to SET FULL SYT
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to select Enable and then press it again to exit the menu.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Format Hard Disk Menu
Format Hard Disk will remove all tracks from the hard drive.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until FORMAT HARD DISK is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the FORMAT HARD DISK menu
You will see ARE YOU SURE? displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) again to confirm that you want to format the hard disk.
After a few seconds the DN-500 will reboot and the display will return to normal
Erase Track Menu
Erase Track is used for deleting individual tracks from the DN-500.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until ERASE TRACK is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the ERASE TRACK menu
Use the FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) Button to select the track that you want to erase - (Track 01 in this case)
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to erase the selected track - The track duration will return to 00:00:00:00
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Convert DV to AVI Menu
The DN-500 has a built in file conversion utility which can convert .dv files to .avi files (type 1 or type 2). You
can choose the format that best suits your NLE platform.
N.B. The DN-500 requires sufficient HDD space to create the .avi file. For example a One GB .dv file
will require at least One GB of free space on the DN-500 for the .avi file to be created.
Tracks that have been recorded in M2T (HDV) cannot be converted to .avi
The converted AVI file will not be displayed on the track list, but it will be available to drag and drop
to a PC.
The conversion takes about 60% realtime, i.e. A 1 hour track will take around 36 minutes to convert.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until CONVERT DV TO AVI is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the CONVERT DV TO AVI menu
Use FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) to select the track that you want to convert - (Track 01 in this case) - Then
press the Next (▲) Button(right) to confirm the selection.
Use FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) to select AVI Type-1 or Type-2 and then press the Next (▲) Button(right) to
confirm the selection.
The conversion process will start - once complete CONVERSION DONE will be displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to select OK - and then press the Menu Button to exit.
Set Output Channel Menu
Occasionally DV device outputs will conflict. It is not a frequent occurrence but when it happens it is possible
to change the Output Channel I.D of the DN-500 to overcome the conflict. For example if another DV device
has the same output channel I.D. as the DN-500 this will result in a conflict, which will mean that the DN-500
output is blocked. Please change the output channel I.D. of the DN-500 to solve the problem.
The default output channel of the DN-500 is 1, selecting any other value, between 0 - 63 will overcome the
conflict.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until SET OUTPUT CHANNEL is displayed
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Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the SET OUTPUT CHANNEL menu
Use FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) to change the output channel number - in this case we have selected 1
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to confirm the setting
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
Scan HDD Surface Menu
Surface scan is a utility which checks the disc surface for errors and bad sectors. It is not generally
necessary to use Surface Scan unless your DN-500 is not performing correctly, or you have changed the
HDD.
To run Surface Scan press the Menu Button to enter menu mode.
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until SCAN HDD SURFACE is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) twice to start the HDD Surface Scan.
The progress of the scan will appear in the LCD display. Once complete the Surface Scan Done message
will appear. Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to exit the surface scan.
A txt file called Result will have been created in the root directory of the DN-500 HDD, this can be accessed
via a PC, by connecting the DN-500 as a HDD.
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Operation with a DV Camcorder / Deck / Vision Mixer
Recording a track
To record from a DV Camcorder / Deck / Vision Mixer connect the DV device to the DN-500 via an IEEE1394 (iLink, FireWire) cable. You can connect to either of the rear 6 Pin ports, or to the front mounted 4 Pin
port, but only connect one DV device to the DN-500 at a time.
N.B. To avoid any possible static damage please ensure your camcorder is switched off when
connecting / disconnecting the IEEE-1394 cable.
Rear Mounted DV 6 Pin Ports
Front mounted DV 6 Pin Port
Use the Next / Previous Buttons to select an empty track from the DN-500 track list, one that shows a
duration of 00:00:00:00 in the LCD display.
Not suitable - Track
has been recorded
Suitable - Track is
empty
Press both the Record and Play/Pause Buttons simultaneously and the DN-500 should start recording.
The counter should start counting and the REC
symbol should appear
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If it does not start recording check the following:
There is a DV signal from the DV device.
The Video Input Button is not illuminated
The DN-500 Record Format is set to RAW DV (DV), not M2T (HDV) see Record Formats Menu.
The track you have selected on the DN-500 is empty. The counter next to the TrackNo. on the LCD display
should b showing 00:00:00:00.
There is some available space on the DN-500 Hard Disk - Go to the FREE SPACE Menu and check that the
DN-500 is not full.
During record you can pause the DN-500 by pressing the Play/Pause button, the counter on the LCD display
will stop.
The counter should stop counting and the REC PAUSE symbol
should appear
To release pause press the Play/Pause button again.
The counter should start counting again and the REC symbol
should return
N.B. It is not possible to stop recording and then restart on the same track, once a track has been
stopped you must select a new empty track from the DN-500 to start recording again.
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Playing a DV Track
Tracks that have been recorded in RAW DV (DV) mode can be played back to DV devices via one of the
IEEE-1394 ports, or to analogue monitors or recorders via the Composite, S-Video (Y/C) or Component
(YUV) video outputs.
To play a track back to a camcorder you will need to switch the camcorder to recorder / edit mode, so that it
is receiving a signal from the DV port. - Please consult your camcorder instruction manual for more details.
Use the Previous (▲) / Next (▲) Button(right)s to select the track you want to play, and then press the Play
(►II) Button.
It is also possible to set the DN-500 to loop play. In loop play the track will seamlessly looped until stopped.
To set up loop play press the Menu Button to enter menu mode and then the FWD (►►) Button until
SETUP LOOP PLAY is displayed.
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Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the setup loop play menu, and then press the FWD (►►) Button to
select ENABLE
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to select SET and then press the Menu Button to return to track display.
When you press play the selected track will start playing, and will loop until the Stop (■) Button is pressed.
To cancel loop playback, follow the above procedure but select disable instead of enable.
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Operation with a HDV Camcorder / Deck
Recording a track
To record from a HDV Camcorder / Deck connect the HDV device to the DN-500 via an IEEE-1394 (iLink,
FireWire) cable. You can connect to either of the rear 6 Pin ports, or to the front mounted 4 Pin port, but only
connect one HDV device to the DN-500 at a time.
N.B. To avoid any possible static damage please ensure your camcorder is switched off when
connecting / disconnecting the IEEE-1394 cable.
Rear Mounted DV 6 Pin Ports
Front mounted DV 6 Pin Port
Make sure that the DN-500 Record Format is et to M2T (HDV). Please see Record Formats Menu for
more details.
Use the Next / Previous Buttons to select an empty track from the DN-500 track list, one that shows a
duration of 00:00:00:00 in the LCD display.
Not suitable - Track
has been recorded
Suitable - Track is
empty
Press both the Record and Play/Pause Buttons simultaneously and the DN-500 should start recording.
The counter should start counting and the REC
symbol should appear
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If it does not start recording check the following:
There is a HDV signal from the HDV device. Some camcorders have options to put out DV or HDV via their
IEE-1394 (iLink) ports, make sure the output is set to HDV.
The Video Input Button is not illuminated
The DN-500 Record Format is set to M2T (HDV) see Record Formats Menu.
The track you have selected on the DN-500 is empty. The counter next to the TrackNo. on the LCD display
should b showing 00:00:00:00.
There is some available space on the DN-500 Hard Disk - Go to the FREE SPACE Menu and check that the
DN-500 is not full.
During record you can pause the DN-500 by pressing the Play/Pause button, the counter on the LCD display
will stop.
The counter should stop counting and the REC PAUSE symbol
should appear
To release pause press the Play/Pause button again.
The counter should start counting again and the REC symbol
should return
N.B. It is not possible to stop recording and then restart on the same track, once a track has been
stopped you must select a new empty track from the DN-500 to start recording again.
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Playing a M2T (HDV) Track
Tracks that have been recorded in M2T mode can only be played back to HDV devices via one of the IEEE1394 ports.
N.B. It is not possible to playback M2T tracks to analogue monitors or recorders via the Composite,
S-Video (Y/C) or Component (YUV) video outputs.
To play a track back to a camcorder you will need to switch the camcorder to recorder / edit mode, so that it
is receiving a signal from the HDV port. - Please consult your camcorder instruction manual for more details.
Use the Previous (▲) / Next (▲) Button(right)s to select the track you want to play, and then press the Play
(►II) Button.
It is also possible to set the DN-500 to loop play. In loop play the track will seamlessly looped until stopped.
To set up loop play press the Menu Button to enter menu mode and then the FWD (►►) Button until
SETUP LOOP PLAY is displayed.
+
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to enter the setup loop play menu, and then press the FWD (►►) Button to
select ENABLE
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to select SET and then press the Menu Button to return to track display.
When you press play the selected track will start playing, and will loop until the Stop (■) Button is pressed.
To cancel loop playback, follow the above procedure but select disable instead of enable.
Operation with an Analogue Video Source
The DN-500 can record DV files from analogue video sources, Composite CVBS, S-Video (Y/C) or
Component Video (YUV (YPbPr)).
N.B. To avoid any interference disconnect any digital inputs (DV / HDV) from the DN-500 during
Analogue operation.
N.B. It is not possible to record M2T (HDV) files from an analogue video input.
Recording a track
To record from an analogue video source you first need to set the analog input – see Video Input Source
Menu for more details.
Ensure that the DN-500 is set to record .DV (RAW DV) – see Record Formats Menu for more details.
Press the Video Input Button so that it is illuminated. You should see the video source on your output
monitor
Use the Next / Previous Buttons to select an empty track from the DN-500 track list, one that shows a
duration of 00:00:00:00 in the LCD display.
Not suitable - Track
has been recorded
Suitable - Track is
empty
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Press both the Record and Play/Pause Buttons simultaneously and the DN-500 should start recording.
The counter should start counting and the REC
symbol should appear
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If it does not start recording check the following:
There is an analogue video input present.
The Video Input Button is illuminated
The DN-500 Record Format is set to RAW DV (DV), not M2T (HDV) see Record Formats Menu.
The track you have selected on the DN-500 is empty. The counter next to the TrackNo. on the LCD display
should b showing 00:00:00:00.
There is some available space on the DN-500 Hard Disk - Go to the FREE SPACE Menu and check that the
DN-500 is not full.
During record you can pause the DN-500 by pressing the Play/Pause button, the counter on the LCD display
will stop.
The counter should stop counting and the REC PAUSE symbol
should appear
To release pause press the Play/Pause button again.
The counter should start counting again and the REC symbol
should return
N.B. It is not possible to stop recording and then restart on the same track, once a track has been
stopped you must select a new empty track from the DN-500 to start recording again.
For details of playback please see Playing a DV Track.
Connecting to a Computer
Files that have been recorded onto the DN-500 can be transferred directly to a PC or MAC via the IEEE1394 (iLink, FireWire) port.
The files appear in the root directory of the DN-500 hard disk, and are numbered with the track number that
appears in the LCD display when you are recording or playing back the track.
The DN-500 uses a FAT32 file structure, so large tracks are broken down into 2 GB files which are
sequentially named:
For example if Track 02 is 1 hour in duration it will appear as follows:
dv02.dv (2 GB)
dv02 is the file name for Track 02
dv02_01.dv (2 GB)
Each 2 GB section is given a sequential _xx numeric extension
dv02_02.dv (2 GB)
dv02_03.dv (2 GB)
dv02_04.dv (2 GB)
dv02_05.dv (2 GB)
dv02_06.dv (77 MB)
The last file in the sequence is likely to be smaller than 2GB.
Once transferred to a PC / MAC files can be dropped onto a timeline, in a suitable NLE application, and they
will playback seamlessly.
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Connecting to a PC
NB: Although a PC may see the DN-500 as an AVC compliant DV Device it is not intended to be
operated as such.
If your PC sees an AVC DV Device select Take No Action.
Connect the DN-500 IEEE-1394 output to a PC.
To set the DN-500 into HDD Mode firstly press the Menu button so that it is illuminated.
You will see the display change to the HDD Mode Menu
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to select ENTER and the display will show the HDD Enable Confirmation
Screen
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) again to confirm, after a few seconds HDD Mode will be enabled
The PC should recognise that an external IEEE-1394 (Firewire)HDD has been connected. Select Open
Folder to View Files. The drive should also appear in My Computer as an internal HDD. Once connected the
DN-500 can be used just like any HDD. You can select the required files and drag and drop them to the
required destination.
To return the DN-500 to Deck Mode use “Safely Remove Hardware”. You will find “Safely Remove
Hardware” on the Taskbar.
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Double click on Safely Remove Hardware and the dialog box will appear, select the Datavideo HDD IEEE
SBP2 Device and click on Stop. A second dialog box will appear.
Select Datavideo HDD IEEE SBP2 Device and click on OK. After a few seconds a “Safe To Remove
Hardware” message should appear above the Taskbar. You can then disconnect the DN-500.
Once un-mounted from the PC the DN-500 display will leave HDD Mode and return to Track Display.
Connecting to a MAC
NB: Although a MAC may see the DN-500 as an AVC compliant DV Device it is not intended to be
operated as such.
Connect the DN-500 IEEE-1394 output to a MAC.
To set the DN-500 into HDD Mode firstly press the Menu button so that it is illuminated.
You will see the display change to the HDD Mode Menu
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) to select ENTER and the display will show the HDD Enable Confirmation
Screen
Press the Next (▲) Button(right) again to confirm, after a few seconds HDD Mode will be enabled
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The MAC should see the DN-500 as a HDD and the files will appear in the root directory of the drive.
You can select the required files and drag and drop them to the required destination.
To un-mount the DN-500 from your MAC either “Eject” the drive, or drag it to the Trash Can. Once the DN500 is un-mounted from the MAC the LCD display will return to normal.
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DV File Converter Software
DV File Converter is an easy to use utility for converting native DV files to the file format best suited to your
NLE system. It is a PC based program with minimal system requirements:
Intel Pentium III 500 Mhz processor or faster
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
DirectX
128MB of RAM
You can find more in-depth operating instructions for DV File Converter under the “About” tab of the program.
Installation
Insert the DV File Converter Disk into your PC and find the file ddvfc100.exe
Double click on ddvfc100.exe and follow the on screen prompts to install the program.
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Registration
Once installed open the program and select the Registration Tab.
Enter your name, organisation and key, (the key can be found on the disc or disc sleeve) and then click on
the Register button.
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Operation
Open File Converter.
Click on the operation button to select the required file type. In this example we have chosen QuickTime.
Now click on Output Folder and select the destination to which you want the files to be delivered. In this
example we have chosen our F:\Media Folder.
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Now connect your DN-500 to the PC and enable HDD Mode. Click on the Add button and find the DN-500
drive, in this example it is drive G:. Use Shift + Left Mouse Click to highlight all the files that you want to
convert, then click on Open
The selected files will appear in the Files window.
Click on Start Processing to start the conversion. You will see the progress in the Files Window
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The finished files will be delivered to your destination folder.
The original DV files will remain on the DN-500, these file scan be deleted once the conversion has been
completed, or backed up to your PC if they are valuable.
Backing up the DV files to your PC may also be useful as you may wish to convert them to a different file
format in the future.
N.B. With certain file formats the flagging of 16:9 (Widescreen) Aspect Ratio, needs to be manually
corrected. Although file converter delivers correctly proportioned 16:9 files some programs do not
recognise that they are 16:9 and will display them as 4:3. Most NLE applications allow you to set the
aspect ratio of a file manually, and once set to 16:9 the files will appear correctly.
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RS 422 Command Set / Protocol
Interface Overview
Conforming to EIA RS-422A.
Full duplex communications channel is utilized.
Data is transmitted asynchronously, bit serial, word serial with data exchange between devices.
Standard transmission rate on the interface bus is 38400 bits per seconds (bps)
The data word utilized by the interface system is as follows :
z
z
z
z
z
START
BIT
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
PARITY
(ODD)
STOP
BIT
1 Start bit + 8 Data bits + 1 Parity bit + 1 Stop bit. Odd Parity
z
ODD parity : The total of “1”s in D0+D1+ . . . D7+PARITY equals an odd number.
Command Block Format
The communication between the CONTROLLER and the DEVICE is composed of CMD-1 + DATA COUNT,
CMD-2 + DATA and CHECKSUM, and is transmitted from CMD-1 + DATA COUNT in order.
When DATA COUNT is zero, the data is not transmitted.
When it is not zero, the data corresponding to the value is inserted between CMD-2 and CHECKSUM.
Name
CMD-1
Data Count
Nibble
Most Significant
Nibble
Least Significant
Nibble
Size
1 Byte
CMD-2
1 Byte
Data 0~15
0..15 Byte(s)
Checksum
1 Byte
CMD-1: classifies commands into the main groups which indicates the function and direction of commands
as follows.
CMD-1
Function
Initiator
0
System Control
Controller
1
System Control Return
Device (DN-500)
2
Transport Control
Controller
4
Preset And Select Control
Controller
6
Sense Request
Controller
7
Sense Return
Device (DN-500)
Data Count: DATA COUNT indicates the number of dat words attached to the command. (0 to FH)
CMD-2: CMD-2 is the designated command to the DEVICE or the command return from the DEVICE.
DATA: The number of dat words and their contents are defined by the specific CMD-2.
CHECKSUM: The CHECKSUM is the sum of the DATA (D0 to D7) contained in each data word, from CMD/DATA COUNT to last data word before CHECKSUM. The CHECKSUM is used to verify data accuracy and
reject communication sequence when the bit error is contained.
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Connector Pin Assignment
Interface : 9 pin D-Sub female
The pin assignment of the Controller and DN-500 is shown in the following table:
Signal
Controller
DN-500
Pin
1
Frame Ground
Frame Ground
2
Receive A
Transmit A
3
Transmit B
Receive B
4
Transmit Common
Receive Common
5
Spare
Spare
6
Receive Common
Transmit Common
7
Receive B
Transmit B
8
Transmit A
Receive A
9
Frame Ground
Frame Ground
Communication Protocol
1.
All communications between the CONTROLLER and the DEVICE will be under the direct
supervision of the CONTROLLER.
When the DEVICE (DN-500) receives the COMMAND from CONTROLLER, the following
COMMAND is returned.
•
ACK:
In case that the DEVICE receives a COMMAND not requiring data
•
COMMAND+DATA:
In case that the DEVICE receives a COMMAND requiring data
•
NAK+ERROR DATA: In case that a communication error is detected or an undefined
COMMAND is received
2.
The CONTROLLER must not transmit additional COMMAND blocks to a DEVICE (DN-500) prior to
response to a previous COMMAND block.
3.
The CONTROLLER must transmit of bytes in a COMMAND block for with intervals less than 10
milliseconds. If a DEVICE (DN-500) detects an interruption of a byte in a COMMAND block that
exceeds 10 milliseconds, it executes a TIME-OUT error sequence, voids the receiving COMMAND
block, and transmit a NAK (TIME OUT).
4.
When a DEVICE (DN-500) receives a COMMAND block from the CONTROLLER, the DEVICE must
transmit a response within 9 milliseconds. Therefore if the CONTROLLER cannot receive the
appropriate response from the DEVICE within 10 milliseconds after transmitting the COMMAND
block the CONTROLLER detects a communication error, and must execute an appropriate process.
5.
When a DEVICE (DN-500) detects a communication error, it must immediately transmit a NAK to the
CONTROLLER. (The content of an error is shown on the COMMAND tables.) When the
CONTROLLER receives a NAK, if must immediately stop transmission of the block. The DEVICE
must not accept a subsequent command within 10 milliseconds after that (except NAK-UNDEFINED
command) and must execute a necessary process.
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Command Table
COMMAND
RETURN
00.11 : Device Type Request
12.11.20.41 NTSC Mode
12.11.21.41 PAL Mode
20.00 : Stop
10.01 : Acknowledge
20.01 : Play
10.01 : Acknowledge
20.02 : Rec
10.01 : Acknowledge
20.10 : Fast Forward
10.01 : Acknowledge
2x.13 : Shuttle Forward
10.01 : Acknowledge
20.20 : Rewind
10.01 : Acknowledge
40.50 : Increase Track Number
10.01 : Acknowledge
40.51 : Decrease Track Number
10.01 : Acknowledge
41.52 : Set Track Number
10.01 : Acknowledge
61.0C : Current Time Sense
74.04 : LTC Time Data
61.20 : Status Sense
7x.20 : Status Data
Detailed Description of Commands
00.01:DEVICE TYPE REQUEST
12.11:DEVICE TYTPE
The “00.11 : DEVICE TYPE REQUEST” command is used for asking the specifications of the DN500 used as DEVICE. When the DEVICE receives this command, it attaches 2-bytes specification
data to “12.11 : DEVICE TYPE” and sends the information to the CONTROLLER.
NTSC : 12.11.20.41
PAL :
12.11.21.41
10.01:ACK
When a command from the CONTROLLER is received normally, the DEVICE returns this command
as acknowledgment.
11.12:NAK
When a communication error is detected or an undefined COMMAND is received, the DEVICE
returns this command as not-acknowledgment.
BIT-7 to BIT-0 of DATA-1 will be set in accordance with the contents.
[DATA-1]
BIT-7
TIMEOUT
BIT-6
BIT-5
BIT-4
BIT-2
BIT-1
BIT-0
FRAMING
OVERRUN
PARITY
BIT-3
CHECKSUM
SOFTWARE
UNDEFINED
ERROR
ERROR
ERROR
ERROR
OVERRUN
COMMAND
20.00:STOP
20.01:PLAY
20.02:RECORD
20.10:Fast Forward
2x.13:Shuttle Forward
20.20:Rewind
40.50:Increase Track Number
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40.51:Decrease Track Number
41.52:Set Track Number
61.0C:Current Time Sense
61.20 : Status Sense
Status Return Data
BIT 7
Data 0
Busy
Data 1
Standby On
BIT 6
BIT 4
BIT 3
BIT 2
BIT 1
BIT 0
Local
Enable
Stop
Data 2
Data 6
BIT 5
Rewind
Shuttle
Lamp Still
Lamp
Forward
Lamp
Reverse
Version History:
V0.1 Initial. 06-20-2007
V0.2 Status Return Table 09-25-2007
V0.3 Detailed Description of Commands
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Fast
Forward
Record
Tape
Reverse
Still
Play
Specifications
Supported Video Formats:
NTSC - DV 25 Mbps, 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:1:1
PAL- DV 25 Mbps, 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:2:0
HDV 1080i / 60 25 Mbps 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:2:0
HDV 1080i / 50 25 Mbps 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:2:0
Supported File Formats:
HDV .m2t
DV. .dv + .avi type 1 or 2 via conversion
Analogue Video Format:
Composite Video: 75Ω 1.0 V p-p
S-Video (Y/C): 4 Pin Mini Din 75Ω Y: 1.0 V p-p, C: 0.627 mV p-p
Component: BNC Y, R-Y, B-Y 75Ω
Bandwidth: > 5.0 mHz
Noise Ratio: > 50dB
DA, DP < 3%, 3°
Digital Audio
Embedded 2 Ch (16 bit 48 kHz) or 4 Ch (12 bit 32 kHz via IEEE1394)
2 Ch (16 bit 48 kHz) via Analogue Input
Analogue Audio
Unbalanced Audio In / Out +10 dB Maximum - Phone (RCA) plugs
Bandwidth: 20 ~ 20 kHz
Noise Ratio: > 65dB
THD: < 0.3%
RS-422 & GPI Control Interface
Sony Standard RS-422 Interface
GPI via 3.5mm Jack, Pulse or Level
Operating Temperature 0° - 50 °C
Operating Humidity 0 - 70%
Power - 12V 4.2A
Dimensions - 482mm (W) x 293mm (D) x 44mm (H)
Weight - 7 Kg
All the trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved 2007.
Specifications are subject to change without notice
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Service and Support
It is our goal to make your products ownership a satisfying experience. Our supporting staff is available to
assist you in setting up and operating your system. Please refer to our web site www.datavideo-tek.com for
answers to common questions, support requests or contact your local office below.
Datavideo Corporation (USA)
7048 Elmer Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602 USA
Tel: +1 562 696 2324
[email protected]
www.datavideo.us
Datavideo Technologies Europe BV
Floridadreef 106, 3565 AM Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 261 9656
[email protected]
www.datavideo.info
Datavideo UK Limited
Unit 2 Waterside Business Park, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 1BE UK
Tel: +44 1457 851000
[email protected]
www.datavideo.info
Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd.
10F, 176 Jian-Yi Rd, Chung Ho City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan 235
Tel: +886 2 8227 2888
[email protected]
www.datavideo.com.tw
Datavideo Technologies China Co.
2F-D, 2 Lane 777, West Guangzhong Rd, Zhabei District, Shanghai, China
Tel: +86 21 5603 6599
[email protected]
www.datavideo.cn
Datavideo Technologies (S) PTE Ltd.
No. 22, Lorong 21A Geylang, #09-02 Prosper Industrial Building, Singapore 388431
Tel: +65 6749 6866
[email protected]
www.datavideo.info
Datavideo Hong Kong Limited
G/F., 26 Cross Lane, Wanchai, HK
Tel: +852 2833 1981
[email protected]
www.datavideohk.com
All the trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved 2018.
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