Firestore FS
FS100
DVCPROHD DVCPRO50 DVCPRO/DV
Portable DTE Recorder
User Guide
Release 1.0
Part Number: MANL-1023-06
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ENHANCEMENTS.
FOCUS ENHANCEMENTS cannot be responsible for
unauthorized use of equipment and will not make allowance or
credit for unauthorized use or access.
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Contacting FOCUS ENHANCEMENTS:
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00PM (Central Time)
Email:
[email protected]
Telephone:
763-398-1658
Fax:
763-571-7688
Address:
Focus Enhancements, Inc.
1370 Dell Avenue
Campbell, CA. 95008
www.focusinfo.com
Serial Number
The serial number for this equipment is located on the back of the
unit. Please write this serial number on the enclosed warranty
card and keep it in a secure area.
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Regulations and Safety
Focus Enhancements, Inc.
1370 Dell Avenue
Campbell, CA. 95008
Model Number: FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder
Date of Manufacture:
Reference the Serial Number label attached to
the unit.
FCC Class A
This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables
and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment.
To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances
such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and
connectors.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply within the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
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, correct the interference by
one or more of the following:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different
from that used by the receiver.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
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Compliance
FS-100 is a device marketed for use in industrial or business
environments. The FS-100 complies with the regulations the
following testing agencies:
Australia and New Zealand
C-Tick logo and statement go here
European Union
CE logo and statement go here
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Safety
Symbols
In the FS-100 Unit
This symbol indicates the presence of an uninsulated
Dangerous Voltage within the product’s enclosure that
may constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
In the FS-100 Documentation
This symbol indicates important operating or maintenance (servicing) information that the user should read and understand.
This symbol indicates supplementary information about features, functions, or operations that may be of interest to the user.
Documentation
Read, Retain, and Follow Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before
the product is operated.
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Retain Documentation
Place documentation in a secure place for future reference on
operating and safety instructions.
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Follow All Operating and Safety Instructions
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Pay Attention to All Warnings
Warnings are provided to protect the operator, the equipment,
and content.
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Electrical Precautions
Do Not Expose to Moisture
Do not use this product near water or in an environment where it
is exposed to dampness or there is the possibility of it getting wet.
Do Not Remove Cover
There are No User Serviceable Parts inside this unit. Servicing
should be done by qualified service personnel.
ON / OFF Switch in Stand-By Position
The On/Off switch Does Not Separate the Unit From the Main
Power when it is in the stand-by position.
Power Sources
Use only power sources that match those indicated on the
marking label. If unsure sure of the type of power supply that is
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
Do Not Overload Power Outlets
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
Verify Power Plugs are Fully Inserted
To prevent potential electrical shock to personnel, verify that the
FS-100 power cord plug is fully inserted in to a grounded receptor
and that the plug blades are not exposed.
ATTENTION
POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES NE PAS
UTILISER CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN
PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU UNE AUTRE
SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE
INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A
DECOUVERT.
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Power-Cord Protection
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Routing Power-Cords
Route power supply cords so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them.
Avoid sharp angles in the cord, particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit the
product.
Non-Use Period
During extended periods when the device is not used, unplug
it from the power source and retract the power-cord.
Grounding or Polarization
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Polarized
If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating current
line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), it will
fit into the outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
Grounded
If this product is equipped with a three-wire grounding type
plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, it will only fit into a
grounding type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outside antenna
or cable system is
connected to the FS100, verify that the
antenna or cable
system is grounded.
This provides some
protection against
voltage surges and
built-up static charges.
Refer to Article 810 of the National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
for information about the proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding connectors, location of antenna
discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
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Lightning and Power Surges
During electrical storms or when left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug the FS-100 from the power source
and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
Power Lines
Do not locate an outside antenna system in the vicinity of
overhead power lines, electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall onto such lines or circuits.
When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as
contact with them might be fatal.
Optical Precaution
The use of optical instruments with this device will increase
hazards to the eyes hazard.
Maintenance and Moving
Cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. The
product should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry
cloth. Never clean with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or
other volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
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Servicing
Unplug the device from the power outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
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When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
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If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
product.
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If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
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If the product does not operate normally when following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions. The incorrect
adjustment of other controls can result in damage and often
requires extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation.
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If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
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When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Accessories and Replacement Parts
Use only attachments and accessories recommended by Focus
Enhancements.
Use only replacement parts specified by the Focus
Enhancements or of comparable quality and characteristics as
the original parts.
Unauthorized substitution of parts can result in fire, electrical
shock, other hazards, and loss of warranty.
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the
product is in proper operating condition.
Operating Environment
Location
Any mounting of this device should follow its instructions, and
should use only mounting accessories recommended by Focus
Enhancements.
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Install this device on a sturdy, level surface, away from
moisture and dust.
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Heat
Locate this device away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves or other electrical devices (including
amplifiers) that generate heat.
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Ventilation
Do not block the ventilation openings in the FS-100 body.
Overheating can occur and damage the device. Do not place this
device in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or rack,
unless proper ventilation is provided.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
DTE Eliminates Pre-edit Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FS-100 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quickstart
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Physical Description and Basic Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Function buttons (A, B, C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Power On Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Navigation Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Transport Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Top Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Computer FireWire Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Remote Control, Serial Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Camera FireWire Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Side Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Bottom Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The FS-100 Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Outline of Menu and Option Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Powering the FS-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting the FS-100 to AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing / Removing the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Removing a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting a FS-100 to a DV/HD Camcorder . . . . . . . . . 21
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Record and Playback with the FS-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power On the FS-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select HDD Recorder Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select a DV File Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Record With the FS-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Syncro Slave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tapeless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Timecode in the File . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback on the FS-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FS-100 Functions
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General Screen Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welcome Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DISP (display) Information Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FS-100 System Information Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Record Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Normal Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRE-REC Record Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRE-REC Disk Record Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loop Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving Loop Record Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snap Record DV modes only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Lapse Record DV modes only . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Format Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DV Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HDD Mode Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Master and Slave FS-100 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD Light On, Off, Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarm On, Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stop Frame, Gray, No video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EXT CTL OFF, Pause, Frame, File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TIME CODE EXT, REC RUN, FREE RUN, REGEN .
TC SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
UB SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TC DROP, NON-DROP NTSC only . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LCD CONTRAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Functions Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Functions List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Assigning Clips to Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Utilities Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Organize Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Organize OMF DVCPRO/DV only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Organize P2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
File Naming Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Organize PINN DVCPRO/DV only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Delete Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Format Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Repair Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Repair Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
File Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Upgrade Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
System Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Diagnostic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Reels Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Placing a Clip in a Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Using a Wired Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Play Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Play From Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Control Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
LCD Display Symbols and Text
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
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Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Mounting the FS-100 in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
FS-100 and FAT 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Using Avid OMF Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Dismounting the FS-100 (Windows) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Mounting the FS-100 (Macintosh) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Dismounting the FS-100 (Macintosh) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
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Mounting Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Mounting FS-100 to a Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Clipping to a Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Technical Specifications
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Physical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input/Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio/Video/Timecode Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DTE File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disk Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Log Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
fwxdc.dat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shock and Vibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatible Camcorders and Accessories . . . . . . . . .
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FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a Focus Enhancements’ FireStore
FS-100 portable direct-to-edit (DTE) disk recorder. The FireStore FS100 is the first portable DVCPROHD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV disk
recorder with DTE technology designed for hand held camcorders in
a small, rugged and shock proof chassis.
If you edit with applications from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Canopus,
Matrox, Pinnacle, Sony, Ulead, and many others, FireStore's DTE
Technology is the only solution that can save hundreds of hours a year
by recording clips to disk in your non-linear editor’s (NLE) native file
format.
DTE Eliminates Pre-edit Processing
The FS-100 DTE disk recorder eliminates the need to capture,
transfer or convert video clips before editing. The FS-100 is a standalone device that records DVCPROHD, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO/
DV video to its disk drive as a NLE native file. For most DV and
many P2 compatible NLE systems, when the disk drive is connected
to a computer the clips are immediately available for editing. Shoot,
connect, and edit: it is now that easy.
|In addition, the FS-100 can record digital video streams up to and
including 100Mb/s.
These capabilities make the FS-100 the perfect companion for the
Panasonic HVX200 P2 DVCPROHD camcorder. In addition, the
FS-100 is suitable for use with other Panasonic DVCPROHD,
DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO camcorders with an IEEE-1394
interface.
FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder
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Unpacking
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Verify that the FS-100 has the following items:
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FS-100 unit
Belt clip
User guide
Firewire cables, four and one foot long, 4-pin to 6-pin
Power cord
Power supply with cable and connector to the FS-100
Removable Li-Ion battery pack
Missing or Damaged Components
If there are missing or damaged items, contact Focus Enhancements
Support for assistance.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 763-398-1658
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FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder
Introduction
Features
FS-100 Features
The FS-100 offers the following features:
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Tapeless acquisition
Especially equipped camcorders permit the use of Direct To
Edit (DTE) Technology to record directly from a camcorder
while shooting and without the need of a tape.
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True DTE Technology
When shooting is finished, connect the FS-100 to a computer
and instantly be ready to edit in the timeline. Files are
recorded to disk as
DVCPROHD and
DVCPRO50
DVCPRO/DV
DVCPRO/DV
RAW DV (.dv)
(NTSC Only)
RAW DV
AVI TYPE 1 (.avi)
AVI Type 2 (.avi)
Canopus AVI (.avi)
Matrox AVI (.avi, .wav)
QuickTime (.mov)
AVI Type 2 24p (.avi)
QuickTime 24p (.mov)
P2
AVID OMF
Pinnacle (.avi, .wav)
P2
MXF OP1a
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Fast and Efficient Editing
When shooting is finished, mount the FS-100 to a Mac or PC
editing system like a typical FireWire hard disk drive.
Transfer clips to your NLE's media drive at up to 400 Mbps
or edit instantly in real-time using the FS-100 as your media
source. With some DV and P2 compatible NLE systems, it is
necessary to capture the video footage using the NLE
system’s capture capability.
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Confidence in Recording
Now, simultaneously record to disk and tape while you shoot,
providing an immediately available, drop out free, edit source
with an archive and backup on tape.
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Compact, Lightweight, Rugged Design
The FireStore FS-100 weighs approximately one pound
including the battery and is only 1.5" thick. You can mount
the FS-100 directly to your camcorder using the optional
camera mount kit, or clip the FS-100 directly to your belt.
The FS-100 is designed to withstand the rigors of field
shooting. The programmable, seconds of electronic shock
cache ensures that your video is always recorded even in the
roughest of conditions.
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Flexible Capacities and Power
The FS-100 is available with a 100GB hard drive that
provides a recording time of approximately:
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•
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7.2 hours, DVCPRO/DV,
3.8 hours, DVCPRO50,
1.9 hours, DVCPROHD,
Extend record times by linking two FS-100 units together.
Power the FS-100 using slim, removable battery packs or
power it using the supplied AC adapter.
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Easy to Use, Control and Update
The FS-100 interfaces with your camcorder using a single
FireWire cable that passes audio, video, timecode and control
information. When a tape is present, each press of start and
stop on your camcorder's record button creates an individual
clip on disk. The FS-100 features a comprehensive backlit
display, menu system and buttons allowing easy control and
management. In addition, these units are upgradeable in the
field.
•
Never Miss A Shot
•
FS-100's PRE-record mode means you are always recording.
When action happens, you know up to six seconds prior to
the event occurring is saved in your clip.
PRE-REC Disk and Loop Record modes.
•
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Scene Marking:
This allows categorizing video clips into pre-named folders
on the disk during a shoot.
User definable time lapse.
•
Loop playback modes.
•
Free Run, Rec Run, and Regen timecode modes.
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Quickstart
This section provides the following information necessary for using
the FS-100 as quickly as possible.
Physical Description and Basic Controls................................ 6
The FS-100 Menu System .................................................. 14
Connecting the FS-100 to AC Power .................................. 18
Installing / Removing the Battery Pack ............................... 19
Connecting a FS-100 to a DV/HD Camcorder .................... 21
Record and Playback with the FS-100 ................................ 22
Power On the FS-100 ......................................................... 22
Select HDD Recorder Mode ................................................ 23
Select a DV File Format ...................................................... 24
Set Time and Date .............................................................. 25
Record With the FS-100 ...................................................... 27
Manual Recording ............................................................... 29
Syncro Slave ....................................................................... 30
Tapeless .............................................................................. 31
Playback on the FS-100 ...................................................... 32
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Physical Description and Basic Controls
Front Panel Controls
LCD
Display
Function
buttons
A B C
Navigation
buttons
Power ON
and Reset
Button
Transport
Control
buttons
Record
Button
Power OFF
and
Stop button
Speaker
LCD Display
This is a backlit, 14 character by 7 line dot matrix display.
Recovering LCD Display After A Mild Shock to FS-100
In the event of a mild electrical discharge to the unit, the LCD could go blank.
To correct, hold the SELECT button down for 5 seconds.
Function buttons (A, B, C)
Below the FS-100 LCD display are three user-defined function
buttons: A (left), B (center), and C (right). Use them as short-cut
keys for the most frequently selected functions at the bottom of
the LCD screen. The function of these soft buttons changes,
depending on the options displayed above that specific button.
Refer to the Functions Screen on page 58 for more information.
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Power On Button
The Power ON button provides two functions.
•
Power ON
•
Reset FS-100
• FS-100 first must be powered on.
• Hold down the Power On button for two seconds.
•
Power OFF
Turn on the FS-100.
Hold down the OFF/STOP button for three (3) seconds.
During power off, the FS-100 beeps, indicating that it is
turning off.
Alarm OFF
If the Alarm feature is set to OFF, then the power-down sequence
occurs silently.
Navigation Buttons
Use these buttons to navigate through the FS-100 menus. The
navigation buttons are Left, Right, Up, Down, and Select.
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Transport Control Buttons
Play
Record
Forward
Search
Back
Search
Back
Index
STOP
Forward
Power Off
Index
Use these buttons to control FS-100 playback and record
functions. You usually operate these transport buttons while on
the HOME Screen.
Record
Press this button once when the FS-100 is in Stop mode to put the FS100 into REC-PAUSE. Press it again to start recording. Pressing the
Record button while recording, causes the current clip to close and a
new clip is created without dropping any frames. This button is the only
button that has a red legend on the front panel.
Back Search WW
Press this button to play video at speeds different than real-time. Refer
to the note in the Forward Search section.
Play X
Press this button to start playback of the selected clip.
Forward Search XX
Press this button to play video at speeds different than real-time.
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Fast Forward and Reverse
Pressing the Forward Search button multiple times results in increases in
the search speed, i.e. fast forward. This mode works both in forward and
reverse functions. For instance, if you are in 10X FF speed and you press the
Back Search button once, the FS-100 is now in 2X FF mode. In addition, this
applies to backward search speeds. The default speed resolution is as
follows (NTSC and PAL, have slightly different multiples for < 1X):
• Reverse: -30X, -10X, -2X, -1X (reverse play), -1/2X(-15fps), Still.
• Forward: Still, +1/2X (+15fps), +1X (play), +2X, +10X, +30X
Fast Forward and Reverse Search Compatible Camcorders
In Forward and Reverse Search modes, some camcorders do not display
video when played-back from an external device, such as the FS-100.
Back Index |WW
This button returns the FS-100 to the beginning of the current clip when
in playback mode. Press this button twice in sequence to return the FS100 to the previous clip during playback. In STOP mode, press this
button to return the FS-100 to the beginning of the previous clip.
Using Back Index with Short Clips
When using Back Index with short clips, it is first necessary to place the
FS-100 in STOP mode.
Pause, STOP and Power OFF
While in the Home screen, and in any transport mode, press this button
to Pause the FS-100. Press it again to stop the FS-100. Refer to the
section, Setup Screens on page 48 for more information.
To power off the FS-100, hold down the STOP button for three
seconds. During Power OFF and if the Alarm function is ON, the
FS-100, makes an audible beep indicating it is turning off.
Forward Index XX|
Use this button to skip forward to the next clip in STOP and PLAY
modes.
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Top Panel
The top panel contains the following connectors and LEDs:
Camera
(FireWire Connector)
Remote Control
(Serial Connector)
Computer
(FireWire Connector)
Status LED
Charge LED
Table 1: Charge LED States
LED
Indicates
Off
No Charger Connected
Green
Charging Cycle Completed
Amber / Green
Floating Charge Mode (Charging almost completed.)
Amber
Fast Charge Mode (Maximum charging rate.)
Red
Charging Error
Red / Amber
No Battery Installed / Battery Error
Amber, flashing
Insufficient Voltage to Charger
Table 2: Status LED States
LED
Indicates
Off
Power OFF
Green
Power ON (Power On but there is no activity.)
Orange, solid
Playback
Orange, fluttering Hard drive being accessed during playback.
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Red, solid
Recording Mode
Red, blinking
Recording Pause
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Computer FireWire Connector
•
•
In/Out: 6-pin IEEE-1394a port x 1
Asynchronous Data I/O
Remote Control, Serial Connector
•
•
•
GPI / RS232C; 3.5mm TRS mini jack. (3.5mm to DB-9 cable
accessory available).
Configure as a simple contact closure or RS-232C port.
Connect an optional wired remote commander.
Camera FireWire Connector
•
•
•
•
DV/I/O
6-pin IEEE-1394a connector
Isochronous 25Mb/s DV video I/O
FS-100 supports 1080i/720p video I/O in DVCPROHD REC
mode.
Supported inputs for DVCPROHD / DVCPRO50 / DVCPRO /
DV:
NTSC
- 1080 60i (30P, 24P, 24PA)
- 720 60P (30P, 24P)
- 480 60i (30P, 24P, 24PA)
- *( ) pull down format - (same stream)
PAL
- 1080 50i (25P)
- 720 50P (25P)
- 576 50i (25P)
- *( ) pull down format - (same stream)
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•
•
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For DVCPROHD input, audio is embedded 4-ch, 48kHz, 16bit.
For DVCPRO50 input, audio is embedded 4-ch., 48kHz, 16bit.
For DVCPRO input, audio is embedded 2-ch., 48kHz, 16-bit,
For DV input, audio is embedded 2-ch., 48kHz, 16-bit or 4-ch.,
32-khz, 12-bit.
4-Channel Audio
4-channel (12-bit, 32kHz) audio is available only with RawDV
format.
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Rear Panel
The rear panel contains the following important items:
Belt Clip Post
Fan Intake
Vent
Do Not Block
Battery
Compartment
Latch
Battery
Compartment
Side Panel
The side panel contains cooling vents as illustrated below.
Cooling Vents
Do Not Block
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Bottom Panel
The FS-100 bottom panel features a single 2-pin DC power
connector. Connect the supplied AC power adapter here.
Internal
Speaker
DC
Power
Connector
Cooling Vent
Do Not Block
Internal Speaker
An internal speaker provides alarms and audible feedback.
To disable the audible feedback, go to the Settings menu and
select ALARM OFF. However, the power, temperature, and disk
capacity alarms are always active.
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The FS-100 Menu System
The FS-100 menu system provides access to all the functions
available in the unit. Each of the screens below (except the Welcome
and Home screens which come up automatically when the unit starts)
are accessed by pressing the Left or Right navigation buttons. .
Welcome Screen
Home Screen
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Outline of Menu and Option Screens
The functions of each of the selections on these screens is explained
in more detail in FS-100 Functions on page 33.
Returning to the Top of Menu or Home screen
To get to the top of any menu, press the Left button. To get back to the Home
screen:
• Highlight the screen title at the top of the screen.
• Press the Select button.
•
Welcome
•
Home
Only appears for several seconds upon power up.
Gateway screen for all functions, it displays disk and
operational status.
•
Control
Contains the following selections:
•
•
•
•
•
Local
Syncro Slave
AV/C
Tapeless
Play From
Provides lists to select play material from:
•
•
•
Track List
Reel List
Play
Contains the following Play selections:
•
•
•
•
•
Play Clip
Loop Clip
Loop All
Play All
Reels Screen
Allows selected clips to be marked for placement in
particular Reels Folders.
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•
Utilities
Contains the following disk and clip functions:
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•
Organize Reel
Organize OMF DVCPRO/DV only
Organize P2
Organize PINN DVCPRO/DV only
Delete Clip
Format
Repair Disk
Repair Clip
File Name
Upgrade
System Reset
Diagnostic
Status
Functions
Contains user definable function button selections. Changing
a setting with a Function button is identical to changing the
setting in its corresponding menu. Refer to Functions
Screen on page 58 for more information.
•
Setup
Contains the controls for setting and reviewing the
FS-100 configuration:
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Set Date (MM/DD/YY)
Set Time (XX:XX:XX)
View Firmware Version
LCDLight ON
LCDLight OFF
LCDLight AUTO
Alarm ON
Alarm OFF
Stop Frame
Stop Gray
Stop No Video
EXT CTL OFF
EXT CTL PAUSE
EXT CTL FRAME
EXT CTL FILE
TC EXT (external)
TC REC RUN
TC FREE RUN
TC REGEN (regenerate)
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•
TC SET
UB SET
TC DROP NTSC only
TC NON-DROP NTSC only
LCD Contrast
DV Formats
Following HDD mode is a menu of formats available for the
type recorder selected in HDD mode.
When selecting DVCPRO/DV REC the following formats are
shown:
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•
RAW DV AVI
AVI TYPE 1
AVI TYPE 2
CANOPUS AVI
MATROX AVI
QUICKTIME
AVID OMF
QUICKTIME 24P
AVI TYPE 2 24P
PINNACLE
P2
MXF 0P1a
HDD Mode
Contains the following hard drive selections:
-
•
DVCPROHD REC
DVCPRO50 REC
DVCPRO/DV REC
DD Drive
USE EXT FS-100
Record
Contains the following recording functions:
-
NORMAL REC
PRE REC Disk
PRE REC Cach
LOOP RECORD
SNAP
TIME LAPSE
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Powering the FS-100
•
The FS-100 operation without a battery installed.
To operate the FS-100 without a battery installed, connect the
unit to an AC power source.
•
Before operating the FS-100 with battery power.
It is first necessary to fully charge the battery. An uncharged
battery, typically takes 2-3 hours to charge.
Connecting the FS-100 to AC Power
Attach the AC power cord to the FS-100 (with or without battery
installed). The FS-100 is immediately ready for operation.
To do this, connect the AC power as follows:
Battery Pack
DC Cable
DC Power Port
Step 1:
Plug the cord from the power supply into the bottom of the
FS-100.
Step 2:
Connect the line cord to the rectangular power supply.
Step 3:
Plug the line cord into an electric outlet.
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Installing / Removing the Battery Pack
Installing a Battery
Battery
Latch Hook
Gently press DOWN
while sliding battery pack
FORWARD
Latch Slot
Latch
Battery Pack Guides
Step 1:
Place the unit, so that the battery compartment is up.
Step 2:
Position the battery pack, as shown above, so that the latch
hook is almost in the latch slot, and touching the floor of the
battery compartment.
Step 3:
Slide the battery forward while gently pressing down.
Feel the battery slide along guides and seat itself.
Step 4:
When seated, the battery latch clicks into place.
Removing a Battery
Step 1:
Slide the battery latch to the left and hold.
Step 2:
Apply backward pressure to the battery pack at the triangle/
arrow and gently slide the pack back about 1cm or 3/8 in.
This is the reverse motion of inserting the battery.
Step 3:
Remove the battery pack.
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Charging the Battery
The battery begins charging anytime it is connected to AC power using
the AC adapter supplied with the FS-100. The charge LED lights when
the FS-100 is charging. For information on the charge LED, refer to the
subsection “Top Panel” on page 10.
Before the battery can be used it must charge until the battery status
LED indicates the unit is fully charged (green).
• The Charge LED on the top of the FS-100 lights to show the
battery is charging.
• An uncharged battery takes 2-3 hours to charge with the unit
powered off.
• The battery provided with the FS-100 can supply power to the
unit for about 90 minutes while in continuous Record or
Playback mode.
• An optional high capacity battery (BATT-0009-01) capable of
providing power for almost three hours of continuous
recording is available from Focus Enhancements.
Using FireWire to Charge FS-100
It is possible to charge the FS-100 battery through the 1394 port on a
computer provided that the computer outputs at least 15V through the
port. To determine if this is possible, consult the computer’s
specifications.
Battery Use
Misuse can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as
burns if a conductive material such as jewelry, buttons, or beaded
chains touch exposed terminals. The conductive material may
complete an electrical circuit (short circuit) and become quite hot.
Exercise care in handling a charged battery, particularly when
placing it inside a pocket, purse, or other container with metal
objects.
Warning: Do Not Use Unapproved Battery Chargers
Use of battery chargers not approved by Focus Enhancements
could cause the battery to catch fire or explode.
Use Only Original Focus Enhancements FS-BC Battery
Chargers
There are four versions of the optional FS-BC battery charger for
use in various parts of the world.
ASYF-0940-01 USA
ASYF-0941-01 Europe
ASYF-0943-01 United Kingdom
ASYF-0944-01 Australia
These optional battery chargers are available from either your
local dealer or online at the Focus Enhancements web store,
www.focusinfo.com/sales/store.
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Connecting a FS-100 to a DV/HD
Camcorder
Before performing this procedure, make sure you have installed and
charged the battery, see Installing / Removing the Battery Pack on
page 19.
Step 1:
Connect the supplied Firewire cable to the DV I/O connector on
the top of the FS-100.
Step 2:
Locate the FireWire/DV/iLink (or similar) connector on your
video camera. It is located in different places depending upon the
brand of camera. If you are unclear of its location, consult your
video camera manual.
FS-100 Supplied with 4-pin to 6-pin FireWire Cable
A 4-pin to 6-pin FireWire, 1394, cable is provided with the
FS-100.
HVX200 FireWire Connector
The FireWire connector on the HVX200 is located on the right side
of the camera, behind the tape transport. For more information,
refer to the HVX200 documentation.
Step 3:
Connect the other end of the FireWire, 1394, cable to your video
camera.
Step 4:
Turn on the video camera.
Step 5:
Turn on the FS-100.
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Record and Playback with the FS-100
Before using the FS-100, set up the unit as outlined in the following
sections:
Power On the FS-100 .......................................................... 22
Select HDD Recorder Mode ................................................ 23
Select a DV File Format ...................................................... 24
Set Time and Date .............................................................. 25
Record With the FS-100 ...................................................... 27
Manual Recording ............................................................... 29
Syncro Slave ....................................................................... 30
Tapeless .............................................................................. 31
Playback on the FS-100 ...................................................... 32
The values set in these procedures are fixed and persist through
power cycles. To change them, repeat the steps outlined above.
Power On the FS-100
Step 1:
Press the Power ON button for two seconds and release it.
Power ON
(Reset)
Play
Navigation
Buttons
Transport
Buttons
OFF (STOP)
To power OFF,
hold down for 3-5 seconds.
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Step 2:
The Welcome screen appears and displays while the
The home screen appears when the FS-100 initializes.
FIRESTORE
FS-100
PORTABLE
DTE RECORDER
Step 3:
The Home screen appears when the FS-100 first powers up. For
more details about this screen, Home Screen on page 35.
STOP 1COUNTER
00:00:14:02
DISK 1
168 min
REEL
SYNC DISP LOCK
Select HDD Recorder Mode
Step 1:
Press the Right navigation button two times until the HDD Mode
display appears.
HDD MODE
-DVCPROHD REC
DVCPRO50 REC
DVCPRO/DV REC
DD DRIVE
Step 2:
Use the Down navigation button to highlight the recorder mode,
DVCPROHD REC, DVCPRO50 REC, or DVCPRO/DV REC.
Step 3:
Press the Select button on the navigation buttons.
Step 4:
Press the Left button to return to the menu title.
Step 5:
Press the Right button once and advance to the FORMAT screen.
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Select a DV File Format
The formats displayed depend on the recorder mode selected in the
previous step, for example DVCPRO/DV REC results in the following:
DV FORMATS
RAW DV
-AVI TYPE1
AVI TYPE2
CANOPUS AVI
Step 1:
Use the Up and Down navigation buttons to select the DV file
format that supports the preferred NLE system. A dash mark to
the left of a list item indicates that it is the current selection. The
default value is AVI Type 2.
DV24p and PAL 25P Modes
24p modes are only for use with camcorder's that are capable of
DV-24p Advanced mode.
PAL 25P camcorders require no special 25P DV format
Check www.FireStore,com for supported Applications
For a complete and up-to-date list of supported applications and
their associated formats, visit the website:
http://www.firestore.com
Step 2:
Press the center Select button on the navigation buttons.
Step 3:
Press the Left button to return to the menu title.
Step 4:
Press the Right button once and advance to the SETUP screen.
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Set Time and Date
Date and Time Must Be Set
The date and time must be set because they are used in the FS-100 file
naming function.
Step 1:
Press the Right navigation button several times until the Setup
display appears on the screen as shown below:
SETUP
09 / 15 / 05
11 : 21 : 13
V 1 . 0. 0
-LCDLIGHT ON
Step 2:
Use the Down navigation button to highlight the date and press
the Right navigation button to access the Set Date screen.
SET DATE
09 / 15 / 05
MM / DD / YY
BACK
Step 3:
Use the Up and Down navigation buttons to change the
highlighted value. Use the Right and Left navigation buttons to
highlight the Month, Day, and Year.
Step 4:
When complete, press the right-most Function button indicated
as BACK on the screen. The new date will be indicated on the
Setup Screen.
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Step 5:
Use the Down navigation button to select the time and press the
Right navigation button. The following screen appears:
SET TIME
11 : 21 : 13
HH : MM : SS
BACK
Step 6:
Use the Up and Down navigation buttons to change the
highlighted value. Use the Right and Left navigation buttons to
highlight the Hour, Minute, and Second. (Time is indicated in
24hr. mode.)
Step 7:
Press the right-most Function button indicated as BACK on the
screen. The new date appears on the Setup Screen.
The Time and Date are now set.
Step 8:
Press the Left navigation button followed by the Select button to
return to the beginning screen.
For more information on the Setup function, refer to the section,
Setup Screens on page 48.
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Record With the FS-100
There are four modes of recording with the FS-100.
•
Local
Control with the FS-100 transport buttons.
•
Syncro Slave
Use this mode with camcorders that do not have FS-100
compatible external control or tapeless trigger functionality.
In this mode, the FS-100 watches the record status of the
camcorder and replicates its actions. A tape must be in the
camcorder for this mode to function.
•
AV/C
AV/C is utilized in PLAYBACK and other situations where the
FS-100 is controlled by an external FireWire device, such as
a DV NLE system.
Do Not Use AV/C In FS-100 RECORD MODES.
•
Tapeless
Control recording with other camcorders that have
FS-100 compatible external control or tapeless trigger
capabilities like the HVX200 camcorder.
Before beginning recording, verify that:
1. Time and date are set.
2. Recording format is set.
3. The FS-100 is connected to the video camera according to the
explanation in Connecting a FS-100 to a DV/HD
Camcorder on page 21.
4. Camera and FS-100 are powered on.
5. Tape is loaded in the camera.
Tapeless Control
If the camcorder supports an Tapeless control function, then tapeless
recording is possible. Otherwise, the FS-100 control panel keys must
be used to control recording in LOCAL control mode when there is no
tape in the camcorder.
For a list of compatible camcorders, go to Focus Enhancements
website at http://www.focusinfo.com.
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Do Not Disconnect Power or FireWire Cable
Never disconnect the power or the FireWire cable during a
recording. This will cause file corruption.
Loss of Power During Recording
If power is lost during recording it is possible to repair the
damaged file or files, refer Repair Disk on page 67 to and Repair
Clip on page 68.
Troubleshooting: Counter Not Incrementing
If the Counter does not increment while recording from the camera, it is
an indication that there is no active connection between the FS-100 and
the camera.
• Verify that the FS-100 1394 DV I/O and the camera connections
are secure. It may be necessary to unplug and then reconnect
them.
When a good connection is made, the Counter increments and
recording starts.
Verify Record Mode Matches Source Video Content and Format
For example, if in DVCPRO/DV Recorder mode, DVCPROHD or
DVCPRO50 content will not record properly. A NTSC or PAL DV source
records only when the unit is set to the correct video format.
Short Delay When Switching from VTR to Camera Mode
When switching a camcorder from VTR to camera mode, there is a
short (10-20 seconds) interval while the FS-100 re-establishes
communications with the camcorder. If recording is started during this
period, recording is delayed until the FS-100 finishes establishing
communications with the camcorder.
The FS-100 will NOT record a new clip if there are approximately
two minutes, or less, space remaining on the internal disk drive.
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Manual Recording
Step 1:
Set the video camera to Camera or Cam mode.
Step 2:
Verify that an image appears in the viewfinder.
Step 3:
On the FS-100, press Record once.
This sets the FS-100 to Record-Pause mode.
Record
Stop
(OFF)
Step 4:
On the FS-100, press Record button a second time. The
FS-100 begins to record. The timecode value is displayed
on the screen.
Step 5:
Press Stop (OFF) once to return the FS-100 to
Record-Pause mode.
Step 6:
Press Record
the same clip.
Step 7:
Press Stop
Step 8:
Press Record
and the FS-100 begins to record again on
(OFF) twice to stop the recording.
twice to begin recording a new clip.
Creating a New File without Dropping Frames
When in record mode, it is possible to break the recording into a
separate, new file without dropping frames.
Press Record
and the FS-100 automatically creates a new clip.
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Syncro Slave
CONTROL
LOCAL
-SYNCRO SLAVE
AV / C
TAPELESS
This mode is for camcorders that do not have external control or
the tapeless control functionality compatible with the FS-100.
• Syncro Slave mode requires that a tape be in the camcorder
for operation.
• The FS-100 must be set to Syncro Slave control mode.
• In this mode, the FS-100 watches the record state of the
camcorder and follows its actions.
When Synchro Slave mode is entered from the menu, the Home
screen appears with the Pause indicator displayed in the upper
left-hand corner along with a Y that indicates that the FS-100 is
following the camcorder’s record state.
Step 1:
Verify that the FS-100 is in STOP mode.
Step 2:
From the FS-100 Home screen, press the Right navigation
button several times until the Control screen appears:
Step 3:
Use the Down navigation button to select Syncro Slave.
The dash on the left side of an item indicates it is the current
selection. The default value is Local.
Press the Select navigation button.
The beginning screen returns and a Pause indicator
appears in the upper left-hand corner. Next to this symbol,
is a Y indicating that FS-100 is now following the record
state of the connected camcorder.
Now the FS-100 will record at the same time the camcorder
records to tape.
Step 4:
Step 5:
Step 6:
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Tapeless
CONTROL
LOCAL
SYNCRO SLAVE
AV / C
-TAPELESS
Use the Tapeless control mode with camcorders that are
compatible with FS-100 external control or tapeless operation
capabilities.
•
When the FS-100 is in Tapeless mode, an E displays along
with the tape state, indicating that the unit is in External
mode.
•
Use the camcorder’s REC button to Start and Stop the FS-100
tapeless recording.
•
The camcorder’s External control or tapeless trigger function
must be enabled for this mode to work.
Refer to the camcorder User Manual for more details.
Recording Timecode in the File
Select EXT TC in the Setup menu. This option records the video
camera timecode in the file. There are other timecode options
available, refer to TIME CODE on page 53.
Function buttons
The tasks discussed above are available for programming into the function
buttons. For information on setting up function buttons, refer to the section,
Functions Screen on page 58
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Playback on the FS-100
Verify that both the video camera and the FS-100 are powered on and
that they are connected together with the FireWire cable from the FS100 DV/IO port to the camcorder 1394 port.
Feature Availability on PAL Cameras
This feature is not available on some PAL cameras.
Step 1:
Set the video camera to VTR or playback mode.
Step 2:
Navigate to the video clip to preview, using the FS-100 Left and
Right transport control buttons.
Play
Forward
Search
Back
Search
Left
Transport
Right
Transport
(Back Index)
(Forward Index)
Step 3:
Press the FS-100 Play button.
Step 4:
Search through the clips using the FS-100 Forward Search,
Forward Index, Backward Index, or Backward Search
buttons. Refer to “Navigation Buttons” on page 7 for more
information on the function of these buttons.
VTR/CAMERA Button
On the HVX200 P2 DVCPROHD camcorder, the VTR/Camera
button is located on the backside of the camcorder
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FS-100 Functions
This section contains information on the following LCD screens:
General Screen Information ................................................ 34
Record Screens .................................................................. 38
Format Screen .................................................................... 43
Format Screen .................................................................... 43
Setup Screens ..................................................................... 48
Functions Screen ................................................................ 58
Utilities Screen .................................................................... 62
Control Screen .................................................................... 78
FS-100 screens are organized in a flat hierarchy. Every screen has a
unique name, and it is possible to cycle continuously through the
screens using the Left and Right navigation buttons.
Use the Up and Down navigation buttons to cycle through screen
items (selections).
Use the Select Navigation button to make a choice.
Navigation Tip: Jump to Top of Display Using the Left Button
When navigating through the LCD displays and scrolling down into the menu,
press the Left navigation button on the front panel and immediately return to
the top of the display, which allows navigating to other displays.
Jump to Home display Using Select Button
To return immediately to the Home Screen, navigate to the menu title at the
top of the screen and press the Select button.
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FS-100 Functions
General Screen Information
The FS-100 LCD screens are organized by function with each screen
displaying a list of items. An item can be:
•
A value that can be set, such as the date.
•
A switch similar to a check box, that can be enabled along
with other options in the display.
•
A switch similar to a radio button, that belongs to a family of
options, in which only one can be active at any time.
•
A link to another display, which is indicated by a
.
Menu Title
SETUP
Appears at the top of the
display and identifies its
topic or function.
01 / 16 / 06
09 : 30 : 19
V 1 . 0. 0
-LCDLIGHT ON
Navigation
Use the Left or Right
navigation buttons to move
to the previous or next
display.
Use the Up and Down
navigation buttons to move
between the items in the
display.
Welcome Screen
The Welcome screen appears briefly after boot-up, and automatically
switches to the Home screen when the FS-100 is ready for operation.
FIRESTORE
FS-100
PORTABLE
DTE RECORDER
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FS-100 Functions
Home Screen
The Home screen is read only and has no navigable items. To leave
the Home screen use either the Left or Right Navigation button.
2
1
11
12
10
STOP 1COUNTER
00:00:14:02
DISK 1
168 min
REEL
SYNC DISP LOCK
7
8
3
4
5
6
9
1. Current Function: Symbol and Description
Refer to LCD Display Symbols and Text on page 81.
2. Volume Disk Number
The volume number is always 1 unless multiple FS-100’s are
connected.
3. Clip Number
Number of the current video clip, i.e. 001 for clip 1.
4. Battery Life Gauge
This gauge is accurate only when the unit is powered
exclusively from the battery.
5. Timecode Value
Either Drop Frame - 00;00;00;00 or, Non Drop Frame 00:00:00:00.
6. Time remaining on the disk.
7. FA Functions with SYNC as the default, refer to Functions
Screen on page 58 for more information.
8. FB Functions with DISP as the default, refer to Functions
Screen on page 58 for more information.
9. FC Functions with LOCK as the default, refer to Functions
Screen on page 58 for more information.
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FS-100 Functions
10. Reel Display
In Record or Playback modes, this item displays the particular
REEL that a clip is located in or, has been marked to. If in
PLAY FROM > REEL LIST mode, the REEL appears in
brackets for example, [REEL]. This area is blank if NO REEL
has been selected.
11. DISP information field that displays data type.
12. DISP information field that displays current data.
DISP (display) Information Fields
Use the DISP function button to display current operation
information fields 11 and 12. The data shown depends on the
mode of operation, i.e. DVCPROHD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO/DV.
Pressing the DISP button advances the display to the next
category of information. Below is a table of the data types and
data available with DISP.
Field
Number
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Data Type /
Data Description
11
COUNTER
12
Shows frame count of current video clip during record or
playback.
11
REMAINING
12
Record: counts down number of available frames remaining,
as time, on a specific disk.
Playback: displays time remaining of the current clip.
11
DV (NTSC or PAL) or HD (see note following table)
12
Record: displays the external timecode value being generated
by a camcorder or other device during a recording session.
Timecode mode must be set to EXT TC for this function to
operate, refer to TIME CODE EXT, REC RUN, FREE RUN,
REGEN on page 53.
Playback: displays the embedded DV timecode value in a
particular track.
11
UB NTSC
12
Displays the set user bit value in a particular clip. A user bit
value must be added for this to display, refer to UB SET on
page 55.
11
ABSOLUTE
12
Displays an absolute timecode value for the particular session:
the sum of all COUNTER timecodes on connected volumes.
Absolute is primarily used when setting the FS-100 to AV/C
mode and controlling it with an external FireWire device, such
as a computer.
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DV (NTSC or PAL) and HD
The information displayed in fields 11 and 12 depends, in part, on which
Recorder Mode is set.
DVCPROHD REC and DVCPRO50 REC
Line 11 displays the Standard Definition (SD) video format. It can not be
changed.
DVCPRO/DV REC
Line 11 displays the HD resolution of the current track which depends on the
camcorder in use with the FS-100 HD unit. Possible values are:
• 1080/50i TC
• 1080/60i TC
• 720/30p TC
• 720/25p TC
• 720/24p TC
Refer to the camcorder manual for supported resolutions.
FS-100 System Information Screens
The FS-100 automatically creates information screens to indicate
conditions such as high temperature, power remaining, or drive
capacity remaining.
WARNING
5%
POWER
REMAINING
OK
Press OK to clear the screen and return to the last screen.
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FS-100 Functions
Record Screens
RECORD
NORMAL
-PRE-REC DISK
PRE-REC CACH
LOOP RECORD
The Record screen permits setting the FS-100 to various recording
modes, depending on the model, see Table 1‚ Record Modes with
Home Screen Indicators.
Once a record mode is selected, the recorder remains in that mode
until a different mode is chosen. Exiting the Record screen and
returning to Home, enables the selected recording mode.
To verify that the digital recorder is set to the correct recording mode,
refer to the upper left-hand of the Home screen where the recorder
mode is displayed.
Record Mode Indicator
(PRE-REC CACH)
C
STOP 1 -
Table 1: Record Modes with Home Screen Indicators
Mode
Top Line Displayed In Home Screen
NORMAL
STOP
1-001
PRE-REC DISK
P
STOP
1-001
PRE-REC CACH
C
STOP
1-001
LOOP RECORD
L
STOP
1-001
SNAP
1-001
STOP
1-001
SNAP DV modes only
TIME LAPSE DV modes only
T
For more about LCD display symbols and text, see LCD Display
Symbols and Text on page 81.
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Normal Record
This is the standard recording mode.
• All control is from the FS-100 front panel.
Initially, the Home screen displays STOP.
• Pressing Record puts the FS-100 into II REC PAUSE mode.
• Pressing Record a second time puts the FS-100 into REC
mode.
PRE-REC Record Mode
PRE-REC CACHE
:00
:SS
This line is not active:
reference only.
BACK
The PRE-REC CACHe mode insures that important material at the
very start of a recording session is captured. PRE-REC stores in the
on board memory a continuous loop of video captured by video
camera during pauses. Pressing Record begins active recording at
the last frame stored in the cache. The resulting video clip has the
cached video at the beginning.
PRE-REC CACHe is available in Local, Syncro Slave, and Tapeless
control modes.
Set the length of video in 1-second increments from 0. The maximum
time allowed depends on the model:
• 6 seconds, DVCPRO HD,
•
12 seconds, DVCPRO 50,
•
24 seconds, DVCPRO / DV25,
Tens and ones digits are set separately.
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FS-100 Functions
PRE-REC Disk Record Mode
PRE-REC Disk
HDD AVAIL:
176 min
PRE-REC TIME:
010 min
BACK
This is the only
editable line on screen.
The PRE-REC Disk mode records video in a continuous loop to a
user-defined portion of disk space. Pressing Record seamlessly
begins active recording. The PRE-REC Disk session is appended to
the beginning of the new clip. The result is a set of clips beginning
with the cached video and continuing with the newly recorded video.
•
When calculating the amount of hard disk space needed for a
PRE-REC Disk record session, always include additional
space beyond the recording requirements. The added space
depends on the length of the loop.
•
•
•
When looping less than one hour PRE-REC Disk records the
loop in a series of 1 minute clips.
•
Otherwise, the FS-100 creates:
•
•
•
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Loops less than 60 minutes in need an additional 1 minute of
unused disk space.
Loops 60 minutes and greater require an additional 2GB of
unused disk space.
DVCPRO / DV: 9 minute, 13 second clips (2GB clips on disk),
DVCPRO 50: 4 minute, 36 second clips (2GB clips on disk),
DVCPRO HD: 2 minute, 18 second clips (2GB on disk),
•
PRE-REC Disk is available in Local, Syncro Slave, and
Tapeless control modes.
•
When PRE-REC Disk is set, the symbols
appear in the FS-100 display.
P (Record and P)
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Loop Record
Loop Record is similar to PRE-REC Disk.
Loop Record continuously records a series of video clips to available
disk space. When all available disk space is used, Loop Record
begins sequentially replacing the earliest clip with the most recent.
•
The size of the video clip depends on the length of the loop or
record mode.
•
•
•
Loops of 60 minutes or less are recorded in one-minute clips.
Otherwise, loops are recorded in 2GB clips.
When the capacity of the disk is reached, one additional clip is
created. The size of the last clip depends on the length of the
loop i.e., one-minute or 2GB. The disk must have at least 30
minutes of disk space available for this functionality.
Saving Loop Record Clips
Press STOP during a record session.
The FS-100 stops recording and saves the current LOOP RECORD
session clips to a folder on the disk.
Snap Record DV modes only
Use Snap to record individual frames. In Snap mode, pressing
Record captures individual frames. All the frames recorded in the
same session are stored in a single file.
•
To start a new SNAP record session, place the unit in STOP
between SNAP records.
•
Snap Record is available only in DV modes of operation.
•
Use Snap in Local, Syncro Slave, and Tapeless control modes.
•
Removing power from the FS-100 in the midst of a Snap
recording session causes the unit to return to Normal
recording mode when it powers back up.
Another Method to Capture Single Frames
An alternative to Snap is EXT CTL FRAME. For more information see
EXT CTL OFF, Pause, Frame, File on page 52.
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FS-100 Functions
Time Lapse Record DV modes only
TIME LAPSE
00:00:00:00
HH:MM:SS:FF
This line is not active:
reference only.
BACK
Time lapse provides the ability to record a single frame at specific
time intervals, for example one frame per minute, 00:01:00:00. Time
lapse applications can include capturing the traffic on city streets, the
growth of a plant from seed to maturity, and construction projects.
Features of the Time Lapse function include:
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•
All the captured frames are recorded in a single clip.
•
The time between recording periods can be set in frames,
seconds, minutes, and hours.
•
The maximum time between recorded frames is 24 hours.
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FS-100 Functions
Format Screen
DV Formats
DV FORMATS
RAW DV
-P2
The number of options available in this menu depends on the
recorded bit rate. If recording DVCPROHD REC (100 Mb/s) or
DVCPRO50 REC modes (50 Mb/s) there are only two options:
•
•
RAW DV
P2
If recording in DVCPRO/DV REC mode, there are a dozen file format
options, including:
DV FORMATS
RAW DV
AVI TYPE 2 24P
PINNACLE
-P2
MXF 0P1a
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
RAW DV
AVI TYPE1
AVI TYPE2
CANOPUS AVI
MATROX AVI
QUICKTIME
AVID OMF
QUICKTIME 24P NTSC only
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FS-100 Functions
•
AVI TYPE2 24 P NTSC only
•
PINNACLE
•
P2
•
MXF 0P1a
Formats for 25P Applications
Use standard file formats for all 25P applications except AVID OMF. OMF is
not compatible with 25P DV streams.
The latest DTE supported applications and file formats are listed on
the Focus Enhancements website: www.focusinfo.com.
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FS-100 Functions
HDD Mode Screen
HDD MODE
-DVCPROHD REC
DVCPRO50 REC
DVCPRO/DV REC
DD DRIVE
This screen displays the following items:
•
DVCPROHD
Supports 100 Mb/s streams from the Panasonic AG-HVX200
companion camcorder (1080i and 720p). Other DVCPROHD
compatible input devices also supported.
•
DVCPRO50
Supports 50 Mb/s streams from the Panasonic AG-HVX200
companion camcorder and other DVCPRO 50 input devices.
•
DVCPRO/DV
Supports 25 Mb/s streams from the Panasonic AG-HVX200
companion camcorder and other DVCPRO/DV input
devices.
Switching Between Recorder Modes
Switching between recorder modes resets the Record Mode to Normal, see
Normal Record on page 39.
•
DD DRIVE
Use this option when connecting the FS-100 to a computer.
The FS-100 functions as a volume visible to the computer. In
addition, this setting permits the connecting of multiple FS100s together to increase recording space.
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FS-100 Functions
•
USE EXT FS-100
Use this option when longer recording times are needed. USE
EXT FS-100 permits the connecting of two FS-100 together to
provide more disk storage for longer recording. One unit acts
as the master with the other as a slave: the master records to
itself until full and then continues recording on the slave unit.
Identifying Master/Slave Volumes During Record/Playback
When two FS-100s are in combined via USE EXT FS-100 and in either
Record or Playback mode, the volume on the Home screen will
display 1-xxx when the master unit is recording or playing back and 2xx if it is the slave.
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FS-100 Functions
Setting Up Master and Slave FS-100
1
Master FS-100
4
Slave FS-100
2
3
STOP 1 - 001
COUNTER
00 : 00 : 00 : 00
DISK 1
000min
SYNC DISP LOCK
CONNECT
COMPUTER THEN
ENABLE BYPASS
SUCCESS
EXIT
Step 1:
Connect the camcorder to the master FS-100, DV I/O connector
using the supplied FireWire cable.
Step 2:
Master
Power on unit.
Go to the HDD Mode menu screen and enable
USE EXT FS-100.
Step 3:
Connect the FS-100s through the units Computer I/O connectors
using a 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire cable.
Step 4:
Slave
Power on the unit
Go to the HDD Mode screen and enable DD DRIVE.
Step 5:
Master
Begin recording or playback using the master FS-100.
Use DD Drive Mode when Connecting to a PC
It is important to take the master FS-100 out of USE EXT FS100 mode before attempting to connect to a computer.
To do this, select DD DRIVE from the HDD Mode screen.
This returns use of the unit to hard disk mode.
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FS-100 Functions
Setup Screens
SETUP
10 / 10 / 05
21 : 10: 50
V 1. 0. 0
-LCDLIGHT ON
The items on the Setup Screen are grouped by function. Within the
function the items act like radio buttons, i.e. when one is active the
others are not.
In some cases, such as the Date, a settings screen appears. To return
from a settings screen, use the BACK function button.
The items displayed on the Setup screen include:
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•
DATE Displayed
•
TIME Displayed
•
VERSION model: NTSC/PAL Displayed
•
LCDLIGHT ON Group Default
•
LCDLIGHT OFF
•
LCDLIGHT AUTO
•
ALARM ON Group Default
•
ALARM OFF
•
STOP FRAME; (1st frame of current clip) Group Default
•
STOP GRAY
•
STOP NO VIDEO
•
EXT CTL OFF Group Default
•
EXT CTL PAUSE
•
EXT CTL FRAME
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FS-100 Functions
•
EXT CTL FILE
•
TC EXT Group Default
•
TC REC RUN
•
TC FREE RUN
•
TC REGEN
•
TC SET
•
UB SET
•
TC DROP NTSC only
•
TC NON-DROP Default, NTSC only
•
LCD CONTRAST
Date and Time Must Be Set
The date and time must be set. They are used in the FS-100 file naming function.
Refer to Set Time and Date on page 25.
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FS-100 Functions
Date
SET DATE
09 / 18 / 05
MM / DD / YY
BACK
Time
SET TIME
10 : 50 : 40
HH : MM : SS
BACK
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FS-100 Functions
Version
VERSION
1. 0. 01234567
NTSC
FS-100
BACK
This screen displays:
•
FS-100 Firmware version
•
SD video of the unit.
•
FS-100 model
LCD Light On, Off, Auto
These items enable or disable the FS-100's LCD's backlight.
•
LCDLIGHT ON Group Default
keeps the backlight on permanently.
•
LCDLIGHT OFF
Keeps the backlight off permanently.
•
LCDLIGHT AUTO
Turns off the backlight after one minute, pressing any button
pad button turns the backlight back on.
Any information screen turns the backlight on.
Alarm On, Off
Default is On.
•
When the alarm is enabled, pressing any button on the FS100 produces audio feedback.
•
The FS-100 alarm triggers when conditions such as low
battery charge, low disk space, or over heating occur.
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FS-100 Functions
•
When Alarm is set to Off, the audio feedback for the buttons
is disabled, however the alarm will still sound for low power,
high heat, or low disk space conditions.
Stop Frame, Gray, No video
These settings determine the FS-100 video output when it is in STOP
mode.
•
STOP FRAME Group Default
Displays the first frame of the clip.
•
STOP GRAY
Displays a black frame.
•
STOP NO VIDEO
Video output
is Off.
EXT CTL OFF, Pause, Frame, File
These options permit the use of an external device to control the FS100 through the optional RS-232 cable.
RS-232 Cable Available from Focus Online Store
The RS-232 cable required to connect the FS-100 to an external control device
is Focus part number CBLA-0113-01. It and other accessories mentioned in
this manual are available at https://www.focusinfo.com/sales/store.
•
EXT CTL OFF
Use this option when connecting an external device using an
RS232C cable.
•
This requires the use of a a 3.5mm-to-DB9 adapter cable,
plugged into FS-100 Control port.
In Local mode, select this item to control the FS-100 with the
optional wired remote control unit.
The following options permit control functions to occur from a
simple contact closure.
•
EXT CTL PAUSE
Controls Pause and Resume during a record or playback
session.
•
EXT CTL FRAME
Captures a single frame of video and records it to a file. Each
time this function is triggered, it sequentially adds another
frame to the same file until stopped.
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•
EXT CTL FILE
Creates a new file during a record session without losing
frames.
TIME CODE EXT, REC RUN, FREE RUN, REGEN
The following are timecode (TC) functions.
•
TC EXT Group Default
Records the incoming source timecode. If the timecode is not
running, the FS-100 records the same timecode number in
each recorded frame. Choose TC EXT mode to clear any
stored number.
•
•
TC REC RUN
In this mode, after a power cycle, the FS-100 starts its TC record
count using the TC SET value. Later recordings add to the last value
recorded. A power cycle resets the TC record value to the TC SET
value.
TC FREE RUN
This function causes the FS-100 to begin counting from the
value stored by TC SET.
•
•
A number entered through TC SET is not stored and available
to the FS-100 until exiting TC SET. Only then does the FS-100
begin counting using that number.
TC REGEN
When the FS-100 powers up in TC REGEN mode, it:
•
•
•
Reads the timecode of the last track recorded.
Adds 1 to the number.
Stores the new timecode as the number that will be assigned to
the first frame of the next recording session.
If the drive is empty, i.e. no existing recordings with, the
FS-100 uses the TC SET value.
TC SET and UB SET Can Be Set at the Same Time
Both parameters, TC SET and UB SET, may be set and are not mutually
exclusive as in some groups, i.e. LCDLIGHT.
TC EXT Recommended for Pull-down Applications
If the recording signal contains pull-down information in 720/60p format, the
frame flag information contained is preserved in TC EXT mode and is
required for the editing process.
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FS-100 Functions
TC SET
TC SET
00 : 00 : 00 : 00
HH : MM : SS : FF
BACK
The Timecode Set parameter stores a user defined timecode in the
FS-100’s non-volatile memory. This value is available for use by the
FS-100 immediately after exiting TC SET.
•
TC FREE RUN
The FS-100 uses this value on the next recording after it is set
in TC SET.
•
TC REGEN
This is the starting value when using an empty hard disk
drive for recording.
•
TC REC RUN
This is the value used to begin every recording session after a
power cycle.
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FS-100 Functions
UB SET
UB SET
FF : FF : FF : FF
BACK
The User Bit Set function provides the ability to change the user bits
in the timecode recorded in the video files.
•
Timecode values are not set when in TC EXT mode.
Professional applications employ user bits to add metadata to
recordings to assist in post production. For example, multiple
cameras are used during a shoot. Each FS-100 has a unique UB
setting that identifies it and the camera it serves. Later, the user bits
are used to determine from which camera station the footage was
recorded.
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FS-100 Functions
TC DROP, NON-DROP NTSC only
These parameters are only available for NTSC and only one may be
enabled at a time. Drop and non-drop enable and disable the dropframe function that modifies how the timecode is calculated during
recording.
•
TC DROP
Enables the drop-frame function:
•
•
•
Frames 00 and 01 are dropped from each minute of video
recorded.
Exception The first minute of each hour is not dropped.
TC NON-DROP Group Default
Disables drop-frame. No frames are dropped during
recording and the timecode reflects the actual time during
recording.
Use with TC FREE RUN or TC REGEN
TC DROP and TC NON-DROP may only be set when using the TC FREE
RUN or TC REGEN settings.
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FS-100 Functions
LCD CONTRAST
SET CONTRAST
VALUE: 00
BACK
Use this function to adjust the contrast of the LCD display for easier
viewing.
Step 1:
Use the Right navigation button to go to the SET CONTRAST
submenu.
Step 2:
Use the Up and Down navigation buttons to increase and
decrease the contrast number.
Step 3:
Press BACK when done.
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FS-100 Functions
Functions Screen
The Functions buttons FA, FB, and FC provide convenient Home
screen shortcuts by acting as toggle switches for specific system
settings. The Home screen below is an example of the information
displayed.
STOP 1COUNTER
00 : 00 : 20 : 15
DISK 1
168 min
Reel receiving
clips.
R1
DISP
DD
Function Keys
FA
FB
FC
Function Groups
Function settings are user-assignable and available in the Functions
screen. Changing a setting with a Function button has the same effect
as manually changing the setting.
FUNCTIONS
-FA SYNC
FA AV / C
FA TAPELESS
FA REELS
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•
There are three groups of functions FA, FB, and FC displayed
via the Functions screen.
•
The function groups are independent of each other.
•
In each group only one selection is active at a time.
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FS-100 Functions
Functions List
A list of the Function button menu is below. In each group, the default
selection is listed first.
MENU
Appears on LCD as…
FA SYNC
SYNC
(Toggles between SYNCRO and LOCAL record control. Default)
FA AV/C
AV/C (Toggles between AV/C and LOCAL control)
FA External
EXTL (Toggles between TAPELESS and LOCAL control)
FA REELS
REEL Increments current reel number
FA R0-0
R0 Marks Current Clip to Reel 0,
FA R1-1
R1 Marks Current Clip to Reel 1,
FA R2-2
R2 Marks Current Clip to Reel 2,
FA R3-3
R3 Marks Current Clip to Reel 3,
FA R4-4
R4 Marks Current Clip to Reel 4,
FA R5-5
R5 Marks Current Clip to Reel 5,
FA R6-6
R6 Marks Current Clip to Reel 6,
FA R7-7
R7 Marks Current Clip to Reel 7,
FA R8-8
R8 Marks Current Clip to Reel 8,
FA R9-9
R9 Marks Current Clip to Reel 9,
FA LCD ON/OFF
LCD1/LCD0 LCD On/Off Toggle
FA LCD AUTO
LCDA/LCD0 LCD Auto On/Off Toggle
FA BLANK
No Function.
FB DISP
DISP (Toggles the different TC display modes) (Default)
FB ALARM
ALRM/MUTE (Turns the FS-100 alarm on or off.)
FB FILE
FILE (Toggles between normal and display of the file name)
FB REELS
REEL Increments current reel number
FB R0-0
R0 Marks Current Clip to Reel 0,
FB R1-1
R1 Marks Current Clip to Reel 1,
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MENU
Appears on LCD as…
FB R2-2
R2 Marks Current Clip to Reel 2,
FB R3-3
R3 Marks Current Clip to Reel 3,
FB R4-4
R4 Marks Current Clip to Reel 4,
FB R5-5
R5 Marks Current Clip to Reel 5,
FB R6-6
R6 Marks Current Clip to Reel 6,
FB R7-7
R7 Marks Current Clip to Reel 7,
FB R8-8
R8 Marks Current Clip to Reel 8,
FB R9-9
R9 Marks Current Clip to Reel 9,
FB BLANK
No Function.
FC LOCK
LOCK/UNLK Locks the buttonpad (Default)
(Toggles between LOCK and UNLK <Unlock>)
FC DV/DD
DD (Toggles FS-100 between DV/HD and HDD Modes)
FC REELS
REEL Increments current reel number
FC R0-0
R0 Marks Current Clip to Reel 0,
FC R1-1
R1 Marks Current Clip to Reel 1,
FC R2-2
R2 Marks Current Clip to Reel 2,
FCR3-3
R3 Marks Current Clip to Reel 3,
FC R4-4
R4 Marks Current Clip to Reel 4,
FC R5-5
R5 Marks Current Clip to Reel 5,
FC R6-6
R6 Marks Current Clip to Reel 6,
FC R7-7
R7 Marks Current Clip to Reel 7,
FC R8-8
R8 Marks Current Clip to Reel 8,
FC R9-9
R9 Marks Current Clip to Reel 9,
FC BLANK
No Function.
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Assigning Clips to Reels
Currently
Selected REEL
STOP 1COUNTER
00 : 00 : 20 : 15
DISK 1
168 min
R1
REEL
R2
R1
Function FA
set to FA REELS
Function FB
set to FB R2-2
Function FC
set to FC R1-1
The function buttons are a quick way to mark video clips during
recording. The Functions menu offers two types of markers to
use, as an example FA REELS and FB REEL-2.
•
FA REELS
Selecting the FA REELs programs the FS-100 to mark the
clips to the currently selected reel. The current reel is
indicated in the line above the FA function reel selection.
•
FB REEL 2
Setting a function button to this type of marker, instructs the
FS-100 to mark the current clip as belonging to the REEL R2.
Blank
Functions identified as Blank are inactive.
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FS-100 Functions
Utilities Screen
UTILITIES
ORGANIZE REEL
ORGANIZE OMF
ORGANIZE P2
ORGANIZE PINN
The Utilities available are:
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•
ORGANIZE REEL
•
ORGANIZE OMF DVCPRO/DV only
•
ORGANIZE P2
•
ORGANIZE PINN DVCPRO/DV only
•
DELETE CLIP
•
FORMAT
•
REPAIR DISK
•
REPAIR CLIP
•
FILE NAME
•
UPGRADE
•
SYSTEM RESET
•
DIAGNOSTIC
•
STATUS
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Organize Reel
This selection places all files identified as a REEL clip during
recording or playback into the appropriate reel folder. You can import
this folder directly into most DV NLE bins.
Organize OMF DVCPRO/DV only
When files are recorded in the AVID OMF file format, this selection
allows you to take all the OMF and AIF audio files at the end of a
recording session and place them into a folder on the disk drive
named OMFI MediaFiles. When the disk is connected to a computer,
this folder is recognized by Avid Editor’s Media Tool enabling direct
import of files into the Avid timeline. Refer to the section, Using Avid
OMF Clips on page 88 for more information.
Organize P2
This option creates the file structure for P2 recording and moves the
recorded P2 files into the appropriate folders in order to provide NLE
applications with instant access to content.
The file structure consists of a main folder CONTENTS with the subdirectories:
•
VIDEO,
•
AUDIO,
•
CLIP,
In addition, Organize P2 moves the
•
MXF video files into the VIDEO folder,
•
MXF audio files into the AUDIO folder,
•
MXF XML files into the CLIP folder,
After Organize P2 Copy Files to Another Disk
After performing an ORGANIZE P2 and BEFORE recording new material or
deleting existing clips, copy the recorded files to another hard disk and run the
FORMAT utility.
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FS-100 Functions
File Naming Conventions
The video files are then renamed to XXXXZB.mxf. where XXXX is
an incremental value, Z is a randomly assigned character, B
represents the format of the recorded content, and AA is the
number of the audio channel.
Table 2: MXF Recorded Content
Format Indicators
Format
B
DVCPRO/DV
p
DVCPRO50
q
DVCPROHD
w
The audio files are then renamed to XXXXZBAA.mxf. where
XXXXZB are identical to the companion video file and AA is the
number of the audio channel.
Table 3: MXF Audio File Name Elements
x
Audio Channel
AA
L
1
00
R
2
01
A
3
02
B
4
03
Organize PINN DVCPRO/DV only
This selection organizes clips for use with Pinnacle Liquid series
NLE systems. Products such as the Pinnacle file format were created
for use with products such as Pinnacle Liquid Edition. The Pinnacle
file format creates three files simultaneously during a recording; an
AVI video file and two separate WAV audio files labeled as left and
right. An additional ALE file for each recording session is also
created which contains timecode data. This file must be kept with the
media.
Once clips have been imported into Liquid Edition, an Index file is
created on the disk drive for each clip. Do not delete this file since it
is required to continue work in the particular project.
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FS-100 Functions
Delete Clip
DELETE CLIP
CLIP 000
YES
BACK
Use this item to delete a selected clip.
Step 1:
From the Utilities screen, go to the DELETE CLIP screen.
Step 2:
Enter the number of the clip to be deleted using the Up and Down
navigation buttons.
Step 3:
Press the YES function key.
The selected clip is deleted.
Step 4:
Press BACK to return to the Utility screen.
When a clip is deleted, the FS-100 re-organizes and displays the
remaining clips in sequence. For instance, if there are three clips on
the disk: 1-001, 1-002, 1-003. If clip 1-002 is deleted, the remaining
clips are reorganized and clip 1-003 becomes clip 1-002. However the
base file names are not affected.
Use Delete Clip Sparingly
Using the delete clip can cause disk fragmentation that reduces disk drive
performance and can impact both Playback and Record. To defragment the
disk or if more disk space is needed:
• Transfer all content from the DR-HD100.
• Perform the FORMAT utility, see Format Disk on page 66.
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FS-100 Functions
Format Disk
FORMAT DISK
PRESS YES TO
ERASE ALL DATA
YES
BACK
Prevent lost frames due to file fragmentation by formatting the
FS-100 before each recording session.
Save Files Before Formatting
The formatting process erases all data on the disk and is not
reversible. Backup all files and clips on the FS-100 before
formatting.
This selection formats the disk as follows:
Step 1:
From the Utilities screen, go to Format Disk.
Step 2:
Select YES to begin formatting.
A status screen displays progress of the formatting and at
completion displays the message:
- Complete indicating Repair Disk was successful.
- Aborted indicating that there were errors and the repair did not
complete.
Step 3:
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Press BACK to return to the Utility screen.
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Repair Disk
REPAIR DISK
PRESS YES TO
REPAIR DISK
YES
BACK
Use this function if a recording session does not complete properly
and there is a question that the file may be damaged. For example,
recording terminates due to a loss of power to the FS-100. Repair
Disk scans the entire disk drive checking for and repairing file errors
and incomplete files. When the file is repaired it is can be used in the
NLE system.
Corrupted Files May Need More Repairs
After running Repair Disk some files may still need further work to restore
them. In such a case, run the utility Repair Clip, refer to the following page.
To repair a disk:
Step 1:
From the Utilities screen, go to Repair Disk.
Step 2:
Select YES and the FS-100 begins repairing the disk.
A status screen displays the progress of disk repair and at
completion displays the message:
- Complete indicating Repair Disk was successful.
- Aborted indicating that there were errors and the repair did not
complete.
Step 3:
Press BACK to return to the Utility screen.
Step 4:
Move content from FS-100.
Step 5:
Use Format Disk utility before doing any further recording. This
step optimizes disk storage, see Format Disk on page 66.
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Repair Clip
REPAIR CLIP
CLIP 000
YES
BACK
Use this function to repair a specific file that may be damaged or
incomplete. For example, recording terminates due to a loss of power
to the FS-100 and a specific file may be damaged. Repair Clip scans
the specified file checking for and repairing file errors and incomplete
files. When the file is repaired it then can be used in the NLE system.
Step 1:
From the Utilities screen, go to Repair Clip.
Step 2:
Enter the number of the clip to be repaired, using the Up and
Down navigation buttons.
Step 3:
Press YES and the FS-100 begins repairing the file.
A status screen displays the progress of disk repair and at
completion displays the message:
- Complete indicating Repair Disk was successful.
- Aborted indicating that there were errors and the repair did not
complete.
Step 4:
Press BACK to return to the Utility screen.
Step 5:
Move content from the FS-100.
Step 6:
Use Format Disk utility before doing any further recording. This
step optimizes disk storage, see Format Disk on page 66.
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File Name
FILE NAME
CLIP 001
20041101 165423
BACK
This function Displays a file name but does not permit changing it.
Step 1:
From the Utilities screen, go to FILE NAME.
Step 2:
Enter the file’s clip number using the Up and Down navigation
buttons.
The base filename is dynamically displayed as a function of the
clip number.
When a clip has multiple files, the first Base file name is
displayed
Step 3:
Press BACK to return to the Utility screen.
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FS-100 Functions
Upgrade
Check Focus Enhancements website for upgrades and latest software
updates, go to www.focusinfo.com.
To upgrade system software:
Step 1:
Set the FS-100 to DD Drive mode from the HDD Mode screen
and connect it to a computer.
Step 2:
On your computer, rename the XXX.bin file as fs-100.bin.
Step 3:
Copy or drag the fs-100.bin file to the FS-100 while it is in DD
Drive mode.
Step 4:
Exit the FS-100 from DD Drive mode and navigate to the
Utilities screen.
Step 5:
From the Utilities screen, go to Upgrade.
Step 6:
Press Right. The following screen appears.
UPGRADE
PRESS SELECT
TO UPGRADE
SOFTWARE
BACK
Step 7:
Press Select.
Step 8:
A confirmation screen appears: press YES to continue.
A status screen displays the progress of the upgrade.
UPGRADE
UPGRADING ...
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Step 9:
Up on successful completion of the upgrade, the FS-100 displays
the message:
UPGRADE
COMPLETE
PLEASE RESTART
Step 10: Hold down the STOP / POWER OFF button until the FS-100
shuts down.
Step 11: Power up the FS-100.
Upgrade Errors
If the upgrade fails, the FS-100 displays one of the following messages:
UPGRADE ERROR
WRONG PRODUCT
ID
EXIT
Verify that the update is for the model of FS-100 it is being installed on.
An update is not cross-platform and must be installed on the model for
which it is intended.
To find the specific model of a FS-100 go to the SETUP screen
and then version (V 1.0.0), refer to Setup Screens on page 48.
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UPGRADE ERROR
FILE NOT FOUND
EXIT
Verify that the upgrade file name is fs-100.bin and that it is in the
FS-100 hard drive’s root directory.
System Reset
SYSTEM RESET
CONTINUE TO
RESET
SYSTEM?
YES
BACK
The System Reset feature restores the factory default settings for the
FS-100 unit. This feature is useful for diagnosing problems with the
unit.
System Reset
A System Reset can not be reversed.
Diagnostic
DO NOT CHANGE THE SETTINGS OF THIS FUNCTION
This function is included to assist Focus Enhancement Technical
Support diagnose problems that may occur with the FS-100.
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FS-100 Functions
Status
STATUS
SUPPLY1:
1.83V
SUPPLY2:
3.27V
SUPPLY3:
4.89V
BATTERY: 12.56V
TEMP
: 39c
BACK
The FS-100 Status screen provides details of the systems power state
as well as internal temperature. This screen may assist Focus
Enhancements Technical Support in determining power and thermal
problems with your unit.
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FS-100 Functions
Reels Screen
REELS
R0
R1
R2
R3
0
1
2
3
When a disk is formatted, the FS-100 creates 10 folders, numbered 09, on the disk. During recording or playback of a clip, it is possible to
place it into folders or play it from up to 10 different reels.
These folders can have any name up to 10 characters in length. To
name the folders it is first necessary to enter DD Drive mode and
mount the FS-100 to a computer.
Placing a Clip in a Reel
From the Reels screen, choose the Reels as follows:
Step 1:
From the Utilities screen, go to Reels screen.
Values include:
- FA R0-0 Default Value
- FA R0-0 through R9-9 “Reel Name”
Step 2:
Select a reel from the list.
When selecting a REEL from this screen, the current track is
marked with that REEL number. This can be done in any mode:
record, stop, or playback.
Each of the function keys can be set to specific reel, making it
possible to quickly switch between multiple reels: a total of three
reels being the maximum. Refer to Functions Screen on page 58 for
more information.
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Using a Wired Remote Control
When using the optional wired remote control, use the button pad
numbered 0-9 to mark the clips. Any additional button presses during a
recording or playback, changes the selected REEL. Once a session is
finished, select ORGANIZE REEL in Utilities screen. The marked clips
are placed in the REEL in sequential order.
When a reel is selected, the Home screen menu displays the reel’s
name on the left side of the second to the last line of the screen, refer
to LOCAL on page 78.
Optional Wired Remote Control (p/n ACSS-0019-01)
To order the Wired Remote Control, go to Focus Enhancements website,
www.focusinfo.com/sales/store/.
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FS-100 Functions
Play Screen
PLAY
PLAY CLIP
LOOP CLIP
LOOP ALL
PLAY ALL
•
Play Clip
In this mode, the FS-100 plays the selected clip from start to
finish when you press the PLAY button. At the end of the
particular clip, the FS-100 pauses.
•
Loop Clip
In this mode, the FS-100 plays the selected clip from start to
finish. Immediately after completing the clip, the FS-100
begins playing the clip again without a pause. It stays in this
state until stopped.
•
Loop All
In this mode, the FS-100 plays the entire contents of the disk
(all clips), in order, from start to finish. At the end of the last
clip, the FS-100 begins to play from the beginning of the first
clip again without a pause. It stays in this state until stopped.
•
Play All
In this mode, the FS-100 plays the entire contents of the disk
(all clips) in order, from start to finish. At the end of the last
clip, the FS-100 pauses.
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Play From Screen
PLAY FROM
TRACK LIST
REEL LIST
This screen permits the selection of from where clips playback.
There are two choices:
•
Tracklist
Clips playback in the order in which they were recorded.
Playback order is based on the order of the file names.
•
Reel
Clips in a selected folder are played back. This function
provides the ability to choose between any folders on the
disk. Folders can appear with their user assigned folder name
(if used).
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FS-100 Functions
Control Screen
CONTROL
-LOCAL
SYNCRO SLAVE
AV/C
TAPELESS
The Control screen provides the capability of enabling the FS-100 to
operate in five different control modes during record and playback.
•
LOCAL
Local control mode ignores record triggers from the
camcorder and is controlled exclusively from the FS-100
front panel or the optional wired remote control unit.
Transport
Keys
Keeper
(cycles through
Reels)
0-9 REEL
numbers
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STOP 1-001
COUNTER
00:00:00:00:
DISK 1 000 min
R1
SYNC DISP LOCK
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•
•
Transport keys have the same functions as on the FS-100.
Use the Keeper
key to cycle through the available Reels.
For example, if the current Reel selection is 3. pressing Keeper
changes the selection to Reel 4.
To purchase the wired remote control, p/n ACSS-0019-01, for
the FS-100, visit Focus Enhancements web site at
www.focusinfo.com/sales/store/.
•
Syncro Slave
Use this mode when the camcorder does not have FS-100
compatible external control or the tapeless trigger
functionality. In Syncro Slave control mode, the
FS-100 mimics the camcorder’s operations by monitoring the
camcorder’s tape record state.
•
AV/C
Do Not Use AV/C control in Record Mode
Use AV/C in playback mode and other situations where the
FS-100 is controlled by an external FireWire device such as a
NLE system that is not supported by Direct To Edit
Technology. In these cases, the FS-100 can be used in a
manner similar to a camcorder to capture footage to the NLE.
•
Tapeless Control
The Tapeless Control mode allows the FS-100 to be
controlled from a camcorder, if it features a FS-100
compatible Tapeless control setting separate from the tape
transport. It is recommended to use this control mode with
the companion camcorder, the Panasonic AG-HVX200.
Camcorder Requirements for Tapeless Control Mode
Tapeless Control mode will not work unless it is supported by the
camcorder and the camcorder is placed in this external control mode.
Please check your camcorder manual for more details.
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LCD Display Symbols and Text
The table below shows the different symbols and states displayed on
the top line of the LCD when used with different FS-100 control,
record, play and stop modes:
PLAY/REC MODE
FS-100 LCD
Stop
Pause
STOP
ll
Play
Rec (Pause)
PLAY
PLAY
ll
Normal Rec (Rec)
REC
REC
PRE-REC Disk (Stop)
P
STOP
PRE-REC Disk (Standby)
P
REC
PRE-REC Cache (Stop)
C
STOP
PRE-REC Cache (Standby)
C
REC
Loop Record (Stop)
L
STOP
Loop Record (Standby)
L
REC
Loop Record (Rec)
L
REC
Snap (Stop)
STOP
Snap (Standby)
ll
SNAP
Snap (Rec)
ll
SNAP
Time Lapse (Stop)
Time Lapse (Pause)
Time Lapse (Rec) T
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ll
T REC
REC
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LCD Display Symbols and Text
PLAY/REC MODE
FS-100 LCD
AV/C* (Stop)
A STOP
AV/C* (Rec Pause)
ll
AV/C* (Rec)
AV/C* (Play Pause)
AV/C* (Play)
Syncro Slave (Pause)
Syncro Slave (Rec)
Tapeless (Pause)
Tapeless (Rec)
A <REC TYPE> REC
A <REC TYPE> REC
ll
A PLAY
A ALL
ll Y
<REC TYPE>REC
Y
<REC TYPE>REC
ll E
<REC TYPE>REC
E
<REC TYPE>REC
* AV/C is only for use when the FS-100 is connected to a computer
system.
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FS-100:
Using with a Computer
Once video clips are recorded to the FS-100 it is possible to use
those clips in most computer based DV/HD NLE systems. This
section contains the following:
Initial Setup ......................................................................... 84
Mounting the FS-100 in Windows ....................................... 85
FS-100 and FAT 32.............................................................. 87
Using Avid OMF Clips .......................................................... 88
Dismounting the FS-100 (Windows) .................................... 91
Mounting the FS-100 (Macintosh) ....................................... 92
Dismounting the FS-100 (Macintosh) .................................. 93
In the past, to get footage into an NLE system, it was necessary to
capture / digitize the footage using a video capture card. For most DV
and some P2 compatible NLE systems, FS-100 DTE functionality
eliminates the capture stage. All that is necessary is the moving of the
video files from the FS-100 to a computer.
Recording for Unsupported NLE
If a desired NLE is not supported by Focus Enhancements DTE, it is
necessary to use the AV/C control to capture the video footage for editing.
For more details refer to “Control Screen” on page 78.
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
To move video files from the FS-100 to a computer:
• Connect the FS-100’s Computer I/O 1394 port directly to a
computer with an active OHCI compliant IEEE-1394
FireWire port and the necessary FireWire disk drive drivers.
For More Information
Go to the FOCUS Enhancements' website (www.focusinfo.com) for
more compatibility information.
•
Use the FS-100 HDD Bypass mode, refer below for more
information.
The FS-100 is compatible with any computer system that can read
FAT 32 volumes, such as Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP and Mac
OS9/OS10.
Initial Setup
Step 1:
Connect the FS-100 through its COMPUTER I/O 1394 port to the
computer system using a standard 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire cable.
Step 2:
Enter HDD mode and enable DD Drive.
This step is required before mounting the FS-100 to a computer.
• On the FS-100 go to the HDD screen.
• Select DD Drive and Right arrow to Connect screen.
• Press Enable function button.
Refer to the section, “Format Screen” on page 43
Step 3:
Connect the FS-100 through its COMPUTER I/O 1394 port to the
computer system using a standard 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire cable.
Step 4:
Connect power to the drive if necessary.
Step 5:
Consult the computer’s documentation for more information.
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Mounting the FS-100 in Windows
Use this procedure for Windows XP, 2000, 98SE and ME.
Step 1:
On a Windows-based computer system, double click the My
Computer icon on the top left hand corner of the desktop. A
directory window appears.
Step 2:
Locate the FS-100 drive and open it.
Often, it appears as a standard FireWire disk drive and may be
labeled E:, F:, G:, and so on.
Step 3:
Open the FS-100 disk icon.
Step 4:
Open the folder with the most recent date code.
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
This folder may contain several different files. The video clips.
can appear as:
• RawDV (.dv)
• AVI Type 1 - (YYYYMMDDHHMMSSa01.avi)
• AVI Type 2 or AVI Type 2 24p (YYYYMMDDHHMMSSb01.avi)
• Canopus AVI - (YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSb01.avi)
• Matrox AVI - (YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSm01.avi)
This file has a separate .wav audio file per track.
• QuickTime or Quicktime 24p (.mov)
• Pinnacle - (YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSp01)
There are two separate .wav audio files per track.
• Avid OMF (.omf )
OMF has two separate .aif audio files per track.
• MXF OP1a - (YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSa01.mxf)
• P2 - (YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSp01.mxf),
(YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSL01.mxf), - (YYYYMMDDHHMMSSR01.mxf) where:
p is video,
L is the left audio channel,
R is the right audio channel,
FS-100 Video Clips in Reel Folder
FS-100 permits the storing of video clips in either the
standard file folder or a Reel folder. If video clips have been
assigned to a Reel folder, it is necessary to run Organize
Reels before attaching the FS-100 to a computer.
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HD Resolution and Frames
• P2: YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSX01.mxf where the X is a letter
indicating the recording format of the captured video file. The
table below lists letters and associated resolutions.
Format
B
DVCPRO/DV
p
DVCPRO50
q
DVCPROHD
w
• In addition, P2 also has 4 audio files:
YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSL01.mxf
Left Channel
YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSR01.mxf
Right channel
YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSA01.mxf
A Channel
YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSB01.mxf
B Channel
FS-100 and FAT 32
The FAT32 file system limits file size to a maximum of 2GB which,
depending on record mode and resolution, approximately equals the
following minutes of video:
DVCPRO/DV
9 minutes
DVCPRO50
4.5 minutes
DVCPROHD
2.2 minutes
When clips exceed 2GB in size, the FS-100 automatically creates a
new, file without dropping any frames. The two files have the same
root filename but have different two digit suffixes that indicate the
order of their creation, -01, -02, and so on. This process can produce
as many sequential 2GB files as the drive can hold.
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
With most DV and many P2 compatible NLE systems on Windows or
Macintosh computers, it is possible to use clips within the timeline.
Select the clips on the source volume, i.e. the connected FS-100, and
import them directly into the NLE bin.
This makes clips immediately available in the NLE timeline.
The high transfer speed of the FS-100 drive permits direct streaming
of the clips to the NLE, thus eliminating the need to copy or transfer
the clips before their use.
Using Avid OMF Clips
These steps are required when using Avid OMF formatted clips.
The Avid OMF file format was developed for use with Avid editing
products on Windows 2000, Windows XP or Mac 0SX. These
products include Avid Xpress Pro, NewsCutter, and Media Composer
Adrenaline (with the DV option).
The Avid OMF file format creates three files simultaneously; one
OMF video file and two separate AIF audio files. On the computer's
desktop, the files appear similar to those shown below.
On the FS-100, the video file (OMF) and the audio files (AIF) appear
as one track.
When an Avid OMF file is deleted, the FS-100 deletes the audio and
video portions at the same time.
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
To use a FS-100 recorded Avid OMF file on an Avid NLE system, use
the following procedure.
ORGANIZE OMF Function
If using the ORGANIZE OMF function on the FS-100 before connecting it to
a computer, steps 2 and 3 are not necessary
Step 1:
Locate and open the FS-100 drive folder.
Step 2:
Create a new folder and name it OMFI MediaFiles.
Step 3:
To do this in Windows, select File>New>Folder .
Step 4:
To do this with Macintosh, select File>New Folder. Next,
type OMFI MediaFiles.
Step 5:
Drag all the OMF and AIF files into the new folder:
Do Not Drag in the files titled Desktop DB or Desktop
DF.
Step 6:
Launch Avid.
Step 7:
Open an existing project or create a new one.
Step 8:
Select Tools>MediaTool. A screen similar to the
following appears:
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
Step 9:
Locate and select the FS-100 under Media Drive(s).
If Drive Does Not Appear
If the drive does not appear, check to make sure that the
OMFI MediaFiles folder was created correctly with proper
case and spacing.In addition, verify that the drive is properly
connected and recognized by the computer. Under
Project(s), select All Projects (This highlights all items in
the Project(s) window).
Step 10:
Verify that Master Clips is checked and press OK. The
Media Tools Window, similar to the following, appears:
Step 11:
Create a new bin (select File -> New Bin) or open an
existing bin in Avid.
Step 12:
Select all items in the Media Tools window (select Edit>
Select All).
Step 13:
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Drag the contents of the Media Tools Window into the bin.
It is now possible to use these clips in the Avid timeline.
FS-100 Portable DTE Recorder
FS-100: Using with a Computer
Dismounting the FS-100 (Windows)
When finished working with the FS-100 and the computer, it is
necessary to dismount FS-100 from the system
Dismount FS-100 Before Powering Off
It is important to dismount the FS-100 from the Windows system
BEFORE powering down the unit.
To do dismount the FS-100:
Step 1:
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon at the bottom right side
of the Windows task bar as shown below.
Unplug or Eject Hardware Icon
(Safely Remove Hardware)
Step 2:
Next, the computer system prompts to remove the connected
FS-100. This begins the dismount process.
Step 3:
Select the message and click on it.
The computer dismounts the FS-100 and then displays a
message that it is now safe to remove the unit.
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
Mounting the FS-100 (Macintosh)
Step 1:
Start the Mac computer and connect the FS-100’s COMPUTER
I/O port to the computer using a standard 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire
cable.
When mounted, the FS-100 should appear on the computer's
desktop as shown below:
The FS-100 appears as a FAT32 volume with a PC label.
Step 2:
Locate the FS-100 on the desktop and open it up.
Step 3:
Open the folder with the most recent date code (for example,
“20050127-110345-01”). It should look similar to the
following:
Before Connecting FS-100 to a Computer
If clips have been assigned to a Reel folder: perform an Organize
Reels before connecting the unit to a computer.
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FS-100: Using with a Computer
Dismounting the FS-100 (Macintosh)
When finished working with the FS-100 and the Macintosh it is
necessary to dismount the unit from the system.
Dismount FS-100 Before Powering Off
It is important to dismount the FS-100 from the Mac system
BEFORE powering down the FS-100.
To dismount the FS-100 from a Mac:
Step 1:
Select the FS-100 on the computer's desktop. It is marked with a
PC symbol.
Step 2:
Drag the drive into the trash or use the eject button. This
dismounts the particular disk drive.
Step 3:
It is now safe to remove the FS-100.
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Mounting Hardware
Mounting FS-100 to a Camcorder
Mount the FS-100 to your camcorder using the optional Camcorder
Mount Kit (P/N ASYF-0849-01). For more information about this kit
or to order it, contact Focus Enhancements:
Telephone:
408-866-8300
Address:
Focus Enhancements, Inc.
1370 Dell Avenue
Campbell, CA. 95008
www.focusinfo.com
Clipping to a Belt
Belt Mount Clip
Front View
Side View
FS-100
Belt Clip Post
A belt mount clip is included with the FS-100. This mount is similar
to those used with cellular telephones. Attach the belt mount to the
belt clip post on the rear of the FS-100 and push it down to lock it in
position. The belt clip can ratchet to various positions when attached
to a belt.
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Technical Specifications
Specifications are subject to change.
Physical Description
•
Dimensions: 1.59" x 5.6" x 3.74" (40mm x 142mm x 95mm)
(with normal 90 minute Battery)
•
Weight: 1 lb. (.45 kg)
Input/Outputs
•
DV Video I/O - 400Mb/s (1x 6-pin IEEE-1394)
In DVCPROHD REC mode the unit accepts 720P and 1080i
video from DVCPROHD compatible devices, such as the
Panasonic AG-HVX200 camcorder.
•
FireWire Computer I/F - up to 400Mb/s (1 x 6-pin IEEE1394)
•
Supported inputs for DVCPROHD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO/
DV:
DVCPROHD
4:2:2, 8-bit, 6.7:1 compression, 100Mb/s
1080 60i (30P, 24P, 24PA), 720 60P (30P, 24P) NTSC model
1080 50i (25P) , 720 50P (25P) PAL model
*( ) pull down format - (same stream)
DVCPRO50
4:2:2, 8-bit, 3.3:1 compression, 50Mb/s
480 60i (30P, 24P, 24PA) NTSC model
576 /50i (25P) PAL model
*( ) pull down format - (same stream)
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Technical Specifications
DVCPRO/DV
4:1:1, 8-bit, 5:1 compression, 25Mb/s (
DV-PAL Is 4:2:0)
480 60i (30P, 24P, 24PA) NTSC model
576 50i (25P) PAL model
*( ) pull down format - (same stream)
•
GPI & RS-232C Control (1 x 3.5mm mini jack)
Power
•
15V DC, 7.5W
•
Mini-jack power connector
•
Custom Removable Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Pack (90
minutes estimated run-time)
Audio/Video/Timecode Specification
•
25Mb/s and 50 Mb/s, 8-bit 4:1:1 (NTSC-DV) or 4:2:0 (PALDV) video (model dependent). The DVCPROHD REC (100
Mb/s) mode supports 720 50p/60p and 1080 50i/60i (model
dependent) from DVCPROHD camcorders with a 1394
interface.
•
DV Embedded Timecode (Drop or Non-Drop)
•
DV audio:
input, audio is embedded 4-ch, 48kHz, 16-bit.
input, audio is embedded 4-ch., 48kHz, 16-bit.
DVCPRO/DV input, audio is embedded 2-ch., 48kHz, 16-bit or
4-ch., 32-khz, 12-bit.
DVCPROHD
DVCPRO50
DTE only supports 4-channel. 12-bit, 32kHz audio with the RawDV
file format.
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DTE File Formats
•
•
DVCPRO/DV mode:
Raw DV,
AVI Type 1,
AVI Type 2,
Matrox AVI,
Canopus AVI,
QuickTime,
AVID OMF,
AVI Type 2 24p NTSC only,
QuickTime 24p NTSC only,
Pinnacle,
P2,
MXF OP1a,
DVCPROHD and DVCPRO50 modes:
RAW DV,
P2,
Disk Information
•
Internal Disk Type: 100GB, 5400RPM, 8 MB cache
•
Disk Format: FAT32
•
FS-100 compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and
Mac OS9/10.
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Log Files
With each recording of a particular clip on a disk, the FS-100 creates
a text log file to identify information about the recorded clip and the
recording session. Information includes:
•
Clip name
•
Clip in/out source TC values
•
Clip duration
•
Clip type (record file type).
The log file also identifies when the shock cache becomes low and
when disk or other errors occur during a recording.
Error Messages
Error messages may appear on the FS-100 LCD display from time to
time. The purpose of these messages is to alert you to action that may
effect your FS-100 operation. Below is a list of error messages and
actions you can take:
Error Message
Description
Action
LOW BATTERY!
Battery power is low.
Connect AC Power or replace the battery pack.
HIGH
TEMPERATURE!
The unit is getting too hot
for normal operation.
Make sure the vent and fan intake
holes are clear.
NO SPACE LEFT!
The Disk Drive is Full.
Transfer files off the drive and format it
before attempting to do more recording.
DISK ERROR
XXX
Lost Disk Communication.
Contact Focus Enhancements Technical Support.
NO DISK
DETECTED
Lost Disk Communication.
Contact Focus Enhancements Technical Support.
WRONG
PRODUCT ID
Incorrect Software Loaded.
Download correct software and perform upgrade again.
FILE NOT FOUND
Wrong filename or missing
file.
Check filename or that upgrade file
exists.
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Miscellaneous Files
fwxdc.dat
The fwxdc.dat file is a cache file used to improve file read
performance during playback of recorded video and audio. It is
located in the root directory of the FS-100's hard drive.
Warranty
•
2 years, FS-100
•
90 days, accessories including the battery
Shock and Vibration
•
Operating 50cm / Non operating 100cm
•
5Hz to 60Hz 1G constant
Temperature
•
Operating: 0-35º C (35 - 95º F)
•
Operating humidity: 30% to 90% RH
•
Storage temperatures: -20 to 60° C (-4° to 140°F)
•
Storage humidity: 85% RH or less
Compatible Camcorders and Accessories
For a list of tested camcorders, refer to www.focusinfo.com.
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Release 1.0
Part Number: MANL-1023-06
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