Operating instructions | Cobra Electronics 148 GTL Two

Digital Camera/VTR
AJ-
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Operating Instructions
Printed in Japan
VQT7984-1
F1298H2059-100
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For your safety
FCC NOTE:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. To assure continued compliance follow
the attached installation instructions and do not
make any unauthorized modifications.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
(service) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with 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 when the equipment
is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference
in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
CAUTION:
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RC
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD AND ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES ONLY.
Ni-Cd
ATTENTION:
The product you have purchased is powered by a
nickel cadmium battery which is recyclable. At
the end of it’s useful life, under various state and
local laws, it is illegal to dispose of this battery
into your municipal waste stream.
Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on
how to recycle this battery.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD, REFER MOUNTING OF
THE OPTIONAL BOARD TO AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Memory Back-up Battery
Replace battery with part No. CR2032 only.
Use of another battery may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
Caution—Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in
fire.
is the safety information.
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Contents
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁFeatures of the Camera Section . . . . .
ÁFeatures of the VTR Section . . . . . . .
ÁSystem Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Controls and Their Functions
ÁPower Supply Section . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁAccessory Mounting Section . . . . . . .
ÁAudio Function Section . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁShooting (Recording)/Playback
Function Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁMenu Operation Section . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁTime Code-Related Section . . . . . . . .
ÁWarning/Status Display Section . . . . .
Power Supply
ÁUsing an Anton Bauer Battery
Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁUsing the Panasonic AU-BP402
Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁUsing a Sony Battery Pack . . . . . . . . .
ÁUsing the Sony BP-90 Battery
Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁUsing an AC Power Supply (When
Using the AJ-B75 AC Adaptor) . . . . . .
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Mounting the Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the Lens Flange . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the White Shading . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Viewfinder
ÁAdjusting the Position . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁAdjusting the Diopter and
Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁAdjusting the Eyecup Position . . . . . .
ÁDetaching the Eyecup . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁDetaching and Mounting the
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Audio Input Preparations
ÁUsing the Microphone Mounted to the
Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ÁUsing the Microphone Kit
(Standard accessory) Mounted
to the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁMounting the AJ-MH700P Microphone
Holder (Option) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁUsing the Microphone not Mounted to
the Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁMounting a Wireless Microphone . . . .
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Connecting an Audio Component . . . . .
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Mounting the Unit to a Tripod . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position . . .
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Attaching the Rain Cover . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting the AQ-EC1 Extension
Control Unit (Option) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Warning/Status Displays in the
Viewfinder and Display Window
ÁDisplaying the Setting Menu Inside the
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁSetting Menu Configuration . . . . . . . .
ÁBasic Setting Menu Operations . . . . .
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Lamp Displays Inside the
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁSetting the ! Lamp Display . . . . . . . . .
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Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder
Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁSelecting Display Items. . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁDisplay Mode and Setting Change
Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁChanging the Display Mode . . . . . . . .
ÁSetting the Marker Displays . . . . . . . .
ÁSetting the Camera ID . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Bold letters should be set or adjusted immediately after
purchase.
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Contents
Displays
ÁRemaining Battery Level and Audio
Level Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁVTR Section Operation/Status-Related
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁTime Code-Related Displays . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Time and Date . . . . . . . . .
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Adjustments and Setup During Recording
ÁAdjustments and Setup using the Setting
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
ÁSetting the Gain Selector Value . . . . . 62
ÁSelecting Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Adjusting the White Balance/Black Balance
ÁAdjusting the White Balance . . . . . . . . 64
ÁAdjusting the Black Balance . . . . . . . . 67
Setting the Electronic Shutter
ÁShutter Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁSelecting the Shutter Mode/Speed . . .
ÁSetting the Synchro Scan Mode . . . . .
ÁChanging the Shutter Speed/Mode
Selection Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection With an External VTR. . . . .
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Recording Simultaneously with the
Internal VTR and an External
VTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Recording With an External VTR Instead
of the Internal VTR
ÁUsing the 26-pin Output Adaptor . . . . 90
RET Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Replacing the Backup Battery . . . . . . . .
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Setting Menu Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Warning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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Changing the Iris Automatic Adjustment
Reference Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the Audio Level . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting the Time Data
ÁSetting the Time Code . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁSetting the User Bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁLocking the Time Code to an External
Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁExternal Lock Operation
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback—Checking Recorded Contents
ÁRec Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
ÁColor Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
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Cassettes
ÁInserting and Ejecting Cassettes . . . .
ÁPreventing Accidental Erasure . . . . . .
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Recording
ÁBasic Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁSuccessive Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Emergency Eject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Maintenance
ÁCondensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁCleaning the Video Heads . . . . . . . . .
ÁCleaning the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁCharacteristic Phenomenon of CCD
Cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inspections Before Shooting
ÁInspection Preparations . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁInspecting the Camera Section . . . . . .
ÁInspecting the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . .
ÁInspecting the Iris and Zoom
Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁInspecting the VTR Section . . . . . . . .
Specifications
ÁGeneral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁCamera Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁViewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁVTR Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁAccessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ÁRelated Components . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General and Features
The model AJ-D400 integrates a color video camera which employs three frame interline transfer (FIT) CCDs with 410,000 device on-chip lenses with a DVCPRO format VTR which is
equipped with the latest compression technology.
The AJ-D400 is particularly compact and light weight with low power consumption, and realizes
the optimal functions and performance for an electronic news gathering (ENG) VTR-integrated
camera such as high picture quality and sensitivity, mobility, dustproofing and dampproofing,
etc. In addition, both the camera section and the VTR employ a digital signal processing system
which further improves picture quality.
Features of the Camera Section
The camera section of the AJ-D400 has the following features.
ÁHigh sensitivity: 2000 lux (F8)
ÁHigh S/N ratio: 62 dB (standard)
ÁUltra-low smear
ÁUltra-low flare
Digital signal processing
Signal processing is digitized by a 14.3 MHz/28.6 MHz (typ.) 10-bit AD/DA converter. This improves picture quality, stability and reliability, and allows the viewfinder screen displays as well
as numerous adjustment and setup items to be converted to menus.
Setting menu
The setting menu is displayed on the viewfinder screen, and controls the status displays, messages, marker displays, etc. Whether or not to display each item, as well as the display conditions when items are to be displayed, can be selected according to the user’s convenience. For
example, display ON/OFF for the ! lamp display which informs the user that the unit has entered
irregular status can be selected for 7 different conditions.
The setting menu is also used to select various settings and functions.
High-function electronic shutter
Using the built-in electronic shutter achieves steady images even of quickly moving subjects. In
addition, the following special operation modes can also be selected.
ÁSynchro scan mode: This mode is suited for shooting personal computer and workstation monitor screens, and provides images with little horizontal stripe noise.
ÁHigh vertical resolution (Super V) mode: This mode provides images with high vertical resolution compared to standard mode.
Wide range of video gain selections
Eleven gain values can be selected from p3 dB to o30 dB using the setting menu and the GAIN
switch. The high S/N ratio allows images with little noise to be obtained even when the gain is
increased for shooting in dark locations.
Automatic adjustment and memory functions for black balance/white balance
The black set, black balance and white balance can be automatically adjusted by simple switch
operations. Adjustment values are held in the memory even if the power for the unit is turned off,
so there is no need to readjust the balance each time the power is turned on.
There are two memory systems for white balance which can hold four adjustment values each
for the CC and ND filters, making a total of eight adjustment values. When adjustment values
matching the illumination conditions are selected from among the values stored in the memory,
the unit is automatically adjusted to the corresponding white balance. (A menu setting also allows adjustment of only two values instead of the values for each filter.) In addition, when the
unit is shipped from the factory, the white balance value for 3200K is stored in the memory as a
preset value. This value can be called when there is no time to adjust the white balance, etc.
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Features
High-performance viewfinder
ÁThe high-resolution CRT projects a detailed picture which facilitates focus operations.
ÁThe viewfinder employs a low flare CRT which makes the screen easy to see.
ÁA center marker which indicates the center of the screen and a safety zone marker which indicates the effective screen region can be displayed by menu operations.
ÁA large aperture allows the screen to be easily seen even when the operator’s eye is removed
from the eyepiece.
ÁThe eyepiece can easily be detached. When the eyepiece is detached, the center of the
screen will not become blurred even when viewed from a distance.
ÁOne-touch position adjustment is possible not only in the right-left direction but also in the
forward-backward direction.
Character display function
The unit is equipped with a function that displays switch settings, the automatic adjustment status for black balance and white balance, warning displays, etc. on the viewfinder screen.
In addition, when using an Anton Bauer Digital Magnum series battery as the unit’s power supply, the remaining battery level can be displayed numerically on the viewfinder screen.
Warning system for displaying the VTR section status
The unit informs of VTR trouble, the end of the tape, battery wear, etc. with various warning
lamps and a warning tone. The remaining tape time can also be checked by the character display inside the viewfinder.
Four filter disks as standard equipment
CC (color temperature conversion) and ND (neutral density) filters are provided as standard
equipment. This allows the optimal filter setting to be selected from among four combinations in
accordance with the brightness of the subject.
Fine adjustment of the automatic iris reference value
The reference value for automatic iris adjustment can be finely adjusted by setting menu operations.
Auto close function
The unit is equipped with an auto close function which automatically closes the lens in the following cases.
ÁWhen the black balance is automatically adjusted.
ÁWhen the power is turned off in the auto iris mode.
Generation of SMPTE color bar and reference audio signals
The camera section contains a circuit which generates an SMPTE type color bar signal to facilitate color monitor adjustments, and a circuit which generates a reference level audio signal to
facilitate audio level adjustments.
Functions and circuits for assuring high picture quality
The AJ-D400 is equipped with the following functions (and circuits) in order to assure high picture quality and is designed to make the fullest use of the advantages of the high-performance
CCD.
ÁA built-in AUTO KNEE circuit achieves a wide dynamic range which allows large signals to
pass through.
ÁA built-in 2-line image enhancer
ÁA built-in shading compensation function for use with a lens extender
ÁA built-in sawtooth wave generator for adjustments
ÁA zebra pattern ON/OFF selector switch which selects three types of zebra patterns including
spot zebra from two levels of zebra patterns.
Audio functions
ÁA phantom power supply type super-cardioid microphone (standard accessory) can be attached and it can also be detached from the main unit for use in interviews.
ÁMicrophone can also be connected, and can be attached to the main unit using the
AJ-MH700P microphone holder (option).
ÁThe audio CH1 recording level can be easily adjusted at the front panel of the unit.
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Features
Recording by an external VTR
When an external VTR is connected using the 26-pin output adaptor (option, AJ-YA900P or
AJ-YA700P), recording can be performed by the external VTR instead of the internal VTR.
Remote control
Connecting the Extension Control Unit (option, AQ-EC1) allows a portion of the camera section
functions to be operated by remote control.
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Features
Features of the VTR section
Digital system
The VTR section features a component digital recording system that employs the latest compression technology and non-compressed PCM recording for audio. This system provides superior S/N, frequency band and waveform characteristics as well as reproduction of detailed areas,
etc., and realizes even higher picture and sound quality.
Rec review function
This function automatically rewinds the tape and plays back the last two seconds recorded, allowing recorded contents to be quickly checked.
Playback function
Playback pictures (black-and-white pictures) can be seen on the viewfinder screen. In addition,
color playback pictures can be seen on a color monitor connected to the VIDEO OUT connector
on the main unit.
Built-in time code generator/reader
Time code information can be recorded and played back on a dedicated subcode track.
Locking of the time code to an external source
The built-in time code generator can be locked to an external generator. Also, the built-in time
code generator uses a lithium battery as its back-up power supply, allowing time codes to be
backed up for approximately one year even if power is not supplied to the unit.
Built-in DOLBY NR SystemF
A Dolby B Noise Reduction System is built in for audio recording in the longitudinal direction.
Successive shooting
Images can be shot successively within an accuracy of 0po1 frame simply by pressing the VTR
START button or the lens VTR button.
FDolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol 0 are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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System Configuration
Microphone kit
(supplied)
Wireless
microphone
receiver
WX-RA700
26P output
adaptor
AJ-YA700P
26P/12P output
adaptor
AJ-YA900P
Microphone holder
AJ-MH700P
Lens
(Bayonet type)
Fujinon/Canon
Battery case
SHAN-B220
VTR cable
VTR
Multi connector
cable
SHAN-C12TCA
Panasonic Battery
AU-BP220
Sony Battery
NP-1
5w EVF mount
adaptor
AJ-QVF900
Camera/VTR
AJ-D400
Battery case
AU-M402H
Panasonic Battery
AU-BP402
Anton Bauer Battery
5w EVF AJ-VF53
5w EVF mount
adaptor
AJ-YA711
Battery case
Sony Battery
BP-90
AC adaptor
AJ-B75
5w EVF
WV-VF65B/C
Rain cover
SHAN-RC700
Cassette tape
ÁM size cassette tape
exclusively for
DVCPRO
Soft carrying
case
AJ-SC900
Tripod attachment
(supplied)
Extension control
unit
AQ-EC1
Carrying case
SHAN-B700
Time code input/
output/video input
adaptor
AJ-YA710P
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Cleaning tape
AJ-CL12MP
Battery
charger
AG-B425
Controls and Their Functions
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Power Supply Section
e Battery holder
The battery pack (option) made by Anton Bauer is mounted onto this holder.
f DC IN (external power input) connector (XLR, 4P)
The AJ-B75 AC adaptor (option) is plugged into this socket when the unit is to be operated by
AC power. An external battery is plugged in when an external battery is to be used to operate
the unit.
g BREAKER (circuit breaker) button
In order to protect the equipment, the circuit breaker is tripped and the power is automatically
turned off when an excessively high level of power flows inside. Upon completion of the internal inspection and adjustments, push this button back in. The power will come back on provided that there is no trouble inside the unit.
h POWER switch
ON: Set to this position to turn on the unit’s power.
OFF: Set to this position to turn off the unit’s power.
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Controls and Their Functions
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Accessory Mounting Section
i Hook for mounting shoulder belt
Attach the accessory shoulder belt to this hook.
j Light shoe
Mount the video light, etc. onto this shoe.
k Lens mount (bayonet type)
Mount the lens here.
l Lens clamping lever
Insert the lens into the lens mount k, and turn the lens mount ring using this lever to clamp
the lens.
m Lens mount cap
Press up the lens clamping lever l to remove this cap. Keep the cap in place if the lens is
not going to be mounted.
n Lens cable clamp
This is for clamping the lens cable.
o Tripod mount
When the unit is to be secured to a tripod, mount the optional tripod attachment.
p LENS connector (12-pin)
Hook up the lens connecting cable to this connector. Consult with your dealer concerning the
lens which you are going to use.
q Shoulder pad
Adjust this pad to facilitate operation when carrying the unit on your shoulder. Its position can
be brought forward or backward and adjusted by loosening the two set screws.
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Controls and Their Functions
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Audio Function Section (1)
r AUDIO LEVEL CH1 (audio channel 1 recording level) control
When the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch u is set to MAN, the recording level of audio
channel 1 can be adjusted by this control in addition to the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control t on
the side panel.
s MIC IN (microphone input) jack (XLR, 3-pin)
Connect an optional microphone to this jack. The power for the microphone is supplied from
this jack.
Audio Function Section (2)
t AUDIO LEVEL CH1/CH2 (audio channel 1/2 recording level) controls
When the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch u is set to MAN, the audio level of audio channels 1 and 2 can be adjusted using these controls.
However, the audio CH1 level can also be adjusted using the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control r
on the front panel.
u AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch (audio channel 1/2 auto/manual level adjustment selector) switch
This selects the method used to adjust the audio levels of audio channels 1 and 2.
AUTO: For adjusting the levels automatically.
MAN: For adjusting the levels manually.
v AUDIO IN (audio input selector) switch
This selects the input signals to be recorded on audio channels 1 and 2.
FRONT [MIC]: The microphone input signals connected to the MIC IN jack s are recorded.
REAR [MIC]: The microphone input signals connected to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors w are recorded.
REAR [LINE]: The line input signals connected to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors w
are recorded.
w AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 (audio input channel 1/2) connectors (XLR, 3P)
An audio component or microphone is connected here.
x AUDIO OUT connector (XLR, 3P)
This is connected to an audio component. The audio channels can be selected on the setting
menu.
y DC OUT (DC power output) connector
This is the DC 12 V output connector. A current of approximately 100 mA can be taken out.
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Controls and Their Functions
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Audio Function Section (3)
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z ALARM (warning tone volume) control
This adjusts the warning tone volume heard from the speaker | or the earphone connected
to the PHONES jack Ÿ. When it is set to the lowest position, the warning tone is not audible.
However, by making changes to the inside parts, the tone can be made audible even when
the control is at its lowest position.
{ MONITOR (volume) control
This adjusts the volume of the sound other than the warning tone—the sound from the
speaker | or earphone Ÿ. When it is set to the lowest position, no sound is heard.
Audio Function Section (4)
| Speaker
During recording, the EE sound can be monitored; during playback, the playback sound can
be monitored.
The warning tone is heard through the speaker in synchronization with the flashing or lighting
of the warning lamp and warning display.
The speaker sound is automatically muted when an earphone is connected to the PHONES
jack Ÿ.
} MONITOR SELECT (audio channel selector) switch
This selects the audio channel whose sound is to be heard through the speaker | or earphone.
CH1:
The audio channel 1 sound is output.
CH1, 2: The sound produced by mixing the audio channel 1 and 2 sound or the stereo
sound is output. However, only the mixed sound is output from the speaker |.
CH2:
The audio channel 2 sound is output.
~ MONITOR (sound selector) switch
This selects the sound of the earphone when CH1, 2 is selected with the MONITOR SELECT
switch }.
ST: The stereo sound of audio channel 1 and 2 is output.
MIX: The mixed sound of audio channel 1 and 2 is output.
Ÿ PHONES (earphone) jack (mini-jack)
When an earphone (option) is connected to this jack, the sound selected by the MONITOR
switch ~ can be heard. The warning tones relating to the unit’s operation or status can also
be heard. An earphone enabling a sufficiently high volume of sound to be heard is recommended.
When the earphone is connected, speaker | sound is automatically muted.
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Controls and Their Functions
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Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (1)
Viewfinder
Black-and-white images can be seen in the viewfinder during recording and playback. Warnings and messages relating to the unit’s operating status and settings, zebra pattern, markers
(safety zone marker, center marker), etc. can also be seen.
¡ PEAKING control
This is used to adjust the contours of the images inside the viewfinder to facilitate focusing. It
does not affect the camera’s output signals.
¢ CONTRAST control
This is used to adjust the contrast of the screen inside the viewfinder. It does not affect the
camera’s output signals.
£ BRIGHT control
This is used to adjust the brightness of the screen inside the viewfinder. It does not affect the
camera’s output signals.
¤ ZEBRA (zebra pattern) switch
This displays the zebra pattern inside the viewfinder.
ON: The zebra pattern is displayed.
OFF: The zebra pattern is not displayed.
When the unit is shipped from the factory, the zebra pattern is set in such a way that those
parts with an IRE video level from approx. 70% to 85% are displayed. The displaying of parts
with a level ranging from 50% to 110% or more or with a certain level can also be set on the
setting menu.
¥ Diopter control knob
This is adjusted in such a way that the images on the viewfinder screen are seen most clearly in accordance with the dioptric power of the camera’s operator.
¦ Eye cup
§ Viewfinder forward-backward/left-right position clamp lever
Loosen this lever to adjust the position of the viewfinder in the forward-backward or leftright direction.
¨ Eyecup forward-backward movement ring
Turn this ring to adjust the position of the eyecup ¦ in the forward-backward direction.
© Viewfinder stopper screw
To detach the viewfinder from the camera, loosen this screw and then detach the viewfinder.
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Controls and Their Functions
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Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (2)
ª CC/ND FILTER (filter selector) knob
This selects the filter to match the light source which is illuminating the subject.
If the setting of this knob is changed when the menu display mode has been set to “3” (default setting), the new setting will appear for about 3 seconds on the setting change message
display area of the viewfinder screen.
È The knob and filter settings are
listed below.
FILTER
Description
knob setting
È Examples of filter settings to
match shooting conditions
Filter
Shooting condition
1
Sunrise, sunset, inside a
studio
1
3200K
2
5600Ko1/4ND
2
Outdoors under a clear sky
3
5600K
3
4
5600Ko1/16ND
Outdoors under a cloudy or
rainy sky
4
Snow scenes, high
mountains, coastlines and
other extremely clear and
bright scenes
« WHITE BAL (white balance memory selector) switch
PRST: Set to this position when there is no time to adjust the white balance. The white balance value for 3200K is stored in the memory.
A or B: When the AUTO W/B BAL switch ® is pressed to the AWB side, the white balance
is automatically adjusted in accordance with the setting position of the filter knob ª,
and the adjustment value is stored in memory A or memory B.
When the FILTER knob and the WHITE BAL switch are set to the same positions as the ones
set when the adjustment was made, the adjustment value stored in the memory is called, and
the unit is automatically adjusted to the white balance which corresponds to this value.
If the setting of this switch is changed when the menu display mode has been set to “3” (default setting), the new setting will appear for about 3 seconds at the WHITE BAL switch display position on the viewfinder screen. (Example: “W : A”)
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Controls and Their Functions
∞
Ø
≠ ¨
Æ
Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (3)
¬ OUTPUT (output signal selector)/AUTO KNEE switch
This switch selects the video signals which are to be output from the camera unit to the VTR
unit, viewfinder and video monitor. The AUTO KNEE function can be used when the images
shot by the camera have been selected.
È OUTPUT/AUTO KNEE switch setting positions
BARS
Color bar signals are output. The AUTO KNEE circuit
is not activated. Set the switch to this position in the
following cases:
ÁWhen adjusting the video monitor
ÁWhen recording color bar signals
CAM, AUTO KNEE OFF
The images shot by the camera are output.
The AUTO KNEE circuit is not activated. The default
setting is “MANUAL KNEE”.
CAM, AUTO KNEE ON
The images shot by the camera are output.
The AUTO KNEE circuit is activated.
­ GAIN (gain selector) switch
This is used to change the video amplifier’s gain in accordance with the lighting conditions
during shooting. The gain values corresponding to the L, M and H settings are assigned beforehand on the setting menu. When the unit is shipped from the factory, these settings are:
Lr0 dB, Mr9 dB and Hr18 dB.
If the setting of this switch is changed when the menu display mode has been set to “3”, the
new setting will appear for about 3 seconds at the gain display position on the viewfinder
screen. (Example: “12 dB”)
® AUTO W/B BAL (white balance/black balance automatic adjustment) switch
AWB: Set to this position for automatically adjusting the white balance. When the WHITE
BAL switch « is now set to “A or B”, the adjusted value will be stored in memory A or
memory B.
ABB: Set to this position for automatically adjusting the black balance. The adjusted value
will be stored in the dedicated memory.
¯ SHUTTER switch
Set this to ON when using the electronic shutter. When it is pressed to the SEL side, the
shutter speed and mode displays change in the ranges preset on the setting menu. If the setting of this switch is changed when the menu display mode has been set to “2” or “3”, the
new settings will appear for about 3 seconds at the shutter display position on the viewfinder
screen. (Example: “:1/250”, “:1/61.7”)
1) AUTO KNEE function
When the level is adjusted to people, scenes, etc. for shooting against a very bright background, the background will be whited out and the
buildings or scenes in the background will become blurred. If the AUTO KNEE function is activated in cases like these, the background can
be reproduced in clear detail. This function is especially effective for shooting in the following conditions:
ÁWhen shooting people in shade under a clear sky
ÁWhen simultaneously shooting people in vehicles or indoor and the outdoor scenery seen through the windows
ÁWhen shooting scenes with a high contrast
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Controls and Their Functions
≤
≥
±
° ECU REMOTE (remote control) connector (6-pin)
Connect the AQ-EC1 extension control unit (option) here.
|Note{
The POWER switches on unit and extension control unit must be set to OFF before the remote control cable is connected or disconnected.
± 26-pin output adaptor (option) mount
(See page 90 for mounting method.)
The 26-pin/12-pin output adaptor AJ-YA900P (option) or 26-pin output adaptor AJ-YA700P
(option) is mounted on this section. When the portable VTR is connected as the external
VTR, recording can be performed simultaneously with the unit’s built-in VTR.
Furthermore, in case of AJ-YA900P, by connecting the SHAN-C12TCA multi-connector cable
(optional accessory) to the 12-pin connector, it is possible to output the sound of audio channels 1 and 2 separately.
² VIDEO OUT connector (BNC)
This outputs the video signals (75° termination, rated level) to be monitored. During recording, EE images can be monitored; during playback, playback images can be monitored.
While performing settings on the menu, the setting menu can be superimposed onto the shot
images appearing on the monitor screen so that the settings can be checked (in which case,
the images appear in black and white).
³ CAM OUT (camera output) connector (BNC)
This outputs the composite video signals (75° termination, rated level). When a video monitor is connected, the images shot by the camera can be monitored. Even while the VTR is
playing back, the camera’s images are output at all times.
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Controls and Their Functions
¥
∂
∑
µ
Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section (4)
´ VTR START button
When this pressed, recording commences; when it is pressed again, recording stops. This
button has the same function as the VTR button on the lens side.
µ VTR SAVE/STBY (tape protection) switch
This selects the power supply status while the VTR recording is temporarily stopped (REC
PAUSE).
SAVE: This is the tape protection mode. The cylinder is stopped in the half-loading status.
Compared with the STBY position, less power is consumed and the unit can be
operated longer using the battery. It takes longer for recording to commence after
the VTR START button ´ is pressed in the SAVE position than in the STBY position.
When the switch is set to this position, the VTR SAVE lamp inside the viewfinder
lights.
STBY: Recording commences immediately when the VTR START button is pressed.
¶ MODE CHECK button
While this button is kept depressed, the camera’s setting status is displayed in the viewfinder.
It does not affect the camera’s output signals. This button can also be used for fine adjustment at the setting menu during synchro scan mode.
· SUPER IRIS button
This is used when backlight compensation is to be provided. When it is pressed, the switch
settings are displayed inside the viewfinder for 3 seconds. When it is pressed again, backlight compensation is released.
Whether the super gain (30 dB) mode or the super iris (backlight compensation) mode is to
apply can be selected on the setting menu. This button can also be used for fine adjustment
during synchro scan mode.
Super gain: When 30 dB is allotted to the SUPER IRIS button, DTL and other menu settings cannot be performed for this
30 dB.
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Controls and Their Functions
ª º ∏
∫
π
Ω
¸ EJECT (cassette eject) button
Press this to insert or eject the cassette.
¹ REW (rewind) button
Press this to rewind the tape. Its lamp lights during rewinding.
If this button is pressed during playback, the playback images are rewound at approximately
quadruple speed while the button is held down.
º FF (fast forward) button
Press this to fast forward the tape. Its lamp lights during fast forwarding.
If this button is pressed during playback, the playback images are fast forwarded at approximately quadruple speed while the button is held down.
» PLAY (playback) button
Press this to view the playback images on the viewfinder screen or color video monitor. Its
lamp lights during playback.
If this button is pressed again during playback, playback is paused and the lamp goes off.
After playback has been paused for 2 minutes, the unit automatically switches to stop status
(STOP).
¼ STOP button
Press this to stop the tape travel.
½ Emergency screw (Inside the rubber cap)
Refer to page 118 “Emergency eject”.
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Controls and Their Functions
≈
ƒ
∆
ø(»)
¿(«)
¡(«)
¬
æ
Menu Operation Section
¾ MENU SET/OFF switch
This displays the setting menu on the viewfinder screen.
SET: The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on
the viewfinder screen. (When the menu is used for the first time, the first of the pages
which can be displayed appears.)
OFF: The setting menu is not displayed on the viewfinder screen.
¿ SHIFT/ITEM button
Each time this button is pressed, the cursor moves on the setting menu page now displayed.
Use it when selecting items.
|Note{
This switch functions differently depending on the operation item. Check the function by operating the menu item by item.
À UP button
This is used to increment the setting of the item selected on the setting menu by 1 level each
time it is pressed or to switch the setting between ON and OFF.
Á DOWN button
This is used to decrement the setting of the item selected on the setting menu by 1 level
each time it is pressed or to switch the setting between ON and OFF.
 PAGE button
This is used to select the setting menu page.
Time Code-Related Section (1)
à GENLOCK IN connector (BNC)
The reference signal is supplied to this connector for genlocking with the camera section.
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Controls and Their Functions
√
Time Code-Related Section (2)
Ä HOLD button
The time data appearing on the counter display at the instant when this button is pressed is
held. (The time code generator will still continue to run.) When the button is pressed again,
the hold status is released. Use the button to ascertain the time at which a particular scene
was shot, for example.
Å RESET button
This resets the time data on the counter display to “00:00:00:00”. When the TCG switch É is
set to SET and this button is pressed, the time code or user’s bit can be reset to
“00:00:00:00” or “00 00 00 00”.
Æ DISPLAY switch
The time code, CTL or user’s bit is made to appear on the counter display depending on the
setting positions of this switch and the TCG switch É.
UB: The user’s bit is displayed.
TC: The time code is displayed.
CTL: CTL is displayed.
Ç UP button, DOWN button
When setting the time code or user’s bit, these buttons increment or decrement by 1 the figure of the digit made to flash by the SHIFT/ITEM button È.
È SHIFT/ITEM (digit advance) button
When setting the time code or user’s bit, this button is used to cause the digit which is to be
set to flash.
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Controls and Their Functions
Ã
Õ
–
œ
Œ
…
À
É TCG (time code selector) switch
This is used to set the running mode of the internal time code generator.
F-RUN: This position is used when the time code is to be advanced continuously regardless
of the VTR’s operation.
Set to this position when aligning the time code with the actual time or locking the
time code to an external source.
SET:
This position is used for setting the time code or user’s bit.
R-RUN: This position is used when the time code is to be advanced only while recording is
in progress. The time code will be recorded continuously on a tape with a succession of unedited shots.
Warning/Status Display Section
Ê Tally lamp
This is activated when the TALLY switch Ë is at HIGH or LOW, and it lights during recording
by the VTR section. It flashes in the same way as the REC lamp inside the viewfinder to warn
the operator. The brightness when lighted can be selected using the TALLY switch (HIGH or
LOW).
Ë TALLY switch
This controls the tally lamp Ê.
HIGH: The tally lamp is made brighter.
OFF: The tally lamp is extinguished.
LOW: The tally lamp is made darker.
Ì Back tally lamp
This functions in the same way as the tally lamp Ê when the back tally switch Í is set to
ON.
Í Back tally switch
This controls the back tally lamp Ì.
ON: The back tally lamp operates.
OFF: The back tally lamp does not operate.
Î WARNING lamp
This flashes or lights when trouble occurs in the VTR section.
Ï LIGHT switch
ON: This illuminates the display window Ð.
OFF: This extinguishes the display window illumination.
Ð Display window
The warnings related to the VTR section, remaining battery level, sound level, time data, etc.
are displayed in this window.
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Power Supply
Power can be supplied to the unit using a battery pack or AC power supply.
Using a battery pack
A Panasonic, B Anton Bauer or C Sony batteries can be used for the battery pack.
Before using a battery pack, be sure to charge it completely using a battery charger.
ÁSee the Handling Instructions for the battery pack and battery charger for a detailed explanation of charging methods.
Using an Anton Bauer Battery Pack
1
Mount the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack in the direction of the arrow and then slide it into place.
Power Supply Output Connector
Control Switch
2
When detaching the battery, hold down the detachment lever of the battery holder and slide
the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
Lever
Pack
|Note{
The AJ-D400 supports the intelligent battery system and the ultra-light system.
Automatic detection can be performed for intelligent batteries with a remaining battery level
of 10% or more. At this time, the remaining battery level is displayed numerically (percentage display) inside the viewfinder. If the power is turned on with a remaining battery level of
10% or less, the voltage is displayed. Also, after intelligent battery detection, the remaining
battery level display indicates the level for the intelligent battery even if power is supplied
from an external source.
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Power Supply
Using the Panasonic AU-BP402 Battery Pack
1
Detach the battery mounts.
2
Connect the unit’s connectors with the connectors of the AU-M402H battery case.
3
Mount the AU-M402H battery case.
Open the battery case cover and lift up the rubber cap to expose the screw holes. Tighten
the screws with a screwdriver and mount the case to the unit. Be sure to tighten the screws
completely.
|Notes{
ÁDo not pull strongly on the rubber cap.
ÁTake care not to catch the connection cord between the battery case and the main unit.
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Power Supply
4
Connect the battery pack plug to the connector inside the case and insert the battery pack.
|Note{
The unit’s power must be set to OFF before the plug is inserted or removed.
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Power Supply
Using a Sony Battery Pack
1
2
3
Remove the battery mounts.
See page 24.
Mount the accessory battery mounting connector.
Mount the Sony battery holder.
Mount the battery case with the cover detached first, and then mount the detached cover as
shown in the figure.
A Tighten the mounting screws.
B Tighten the power supply contact screws.
C Insert the top of the detached cover in the direction of the arrow.
D Align the hole at the bottom (metal part) of the cover with the hole at the bottom of the
case and mount the cover to the battery mounting connector with the screw of the battery holder.
A
C
D
B
|Note{
Take care when attaching the battery holder that the wires are not pinched.
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Power Supply
Using the Sony BP-90 Battery Pack
1
2
Mount the accessory battery mounting connector.
(See the preceding page.)
Mount the BP-90 battery case.
A Tighten the mounting screws.
B Tichten the power supply contact screws.
C Insert the top of the detached cover in the direction of the arrow.
D Align the hole at the bottom (metal part) of the cover with the bottom of the case and
mount the cover to the battery mounting connector with the screw.
|Notes{
ÁThe unit’s power must be set to OFF before the plug is inserted or removed.
ÁTake care when attaching the battery case that the wires are not pinched.
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Power Supply
Using an AC Power Supply (When using the AJ-B75 AC Adaptor)
1
Connect the unit’s EXT DC IN socket with the DC OUT connector of the AJ-B75 AC
adaptor.
DC IN Connector
2
3
Set the AC adaptor’s power to ON.
Set the unit’s power switch to ON.
|Notes{
ÁWhen using an external power supply other than the AJ-B75 AC adaptor, check the pin signal
of the EXT DC IN socket.
ÁWhen both a battery pack and AC adaptor are connected, power is supplied from the AC
adaptor.
ÁWhen using an AC adaptor, the AC adaptor’s power must be set to ON before the unit’s POWER switch is set to ON. If this sequence is reversed, the AC adaptor’s output voltage will rise
slowly and may cause the unit to malfunction.
Signal
1
GND
2, 3
——
4
o12 V
1
2
3
4
Pin No.
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Mounting the Lens
1
Raise the lens clamping lever and remove the mount cap.
Lens Clamping Lever
Mount Cap
2
Align the indentation at the top center of the lens mount with the center mark of the lens and
mount the lens.
Mark
3
Lower the lens clamping lever and clamp the lens.
4
Press the cable into the cable clamp and connect it to the LENS connector.
LENS Connector
ÁSee the Handling Instructions provided with the lens for lens handling.
|Note{
The lens and camera adjustments listed below may be necessary depending on the lens to be
mounted.
1. Lens flanging adjustment
2. Lens auto iris adjustment
3. Lens white shading adjustment (with this unit)
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Adjusting the Lens Flange
When images are not clearly focused at both the telephoto and wide-angle positions during
zoom operations, adjust the flange back (the distance from the lens mounting surface to the image formation surface).
Once adjusted, the flange back does not need to be readjusted as long as the lens is not
changed.
Adjustment method
Check the position of each part of the lens which must be operated in order to adjust the flange
back with the lens Handling Instructions.
Approx. 10 ft
Adjusting the Flange Back
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Set the lens iris to manual.
Open the iris. Position the flange back adjustment chart about 10 ft from the lens and illuminate it so that an appropriate image output level is obtained.
If the image level is too high, use the CC/ND filters or the shutter.
Loosen the Ff ring clamping screw.
Set the zoom ring to the telephoto position manually or by electric drive.
Shoot the flange back adjustment chart and turn the distance ring to bring the chart into
focus.
Set the zoom ring to the wide-angle position.
Turn the Ff ring to bring the chart into focus.
At this time, take care not to move the distance ring.
Repeat this operation four to seven times until the lens is in focus at both the telephoto and
wide-angle positions.
Firmly tighten the Ff ring clamping screw.
ÁRefer to the Operating Instructions of the lens.
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Adjusting the White Shading
The AJ-D400 is adjusted for the Fujinon S14q7.5 BRM4 and CANON YH14q7.3 KRS lenses
when shipped from the factory. If a lens other than these two lenses is to be used, adjusting the
white shading before shooting is recommended.
The AJ-D400 is able to adjust the white shading for vertical coloring.
(Vertical coloring refers to the condition where the top of the screen is green and the bottom is
magenta or where these colors are reversed when a white paper is shot for the entire screen.)
White shading adjustment procedure
1
2
Mount a lens to the camera.
Be sure to also connect the lens cable.
Set the electronic shutter to OFF and the gain to L (0 dB).
SHUTTER: OFF
3
4
GAIN: L (0 dB)
If the lens has an extender, remove the extender.
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch from OFF to SET while holding down the SHIFT/ITEM
and UP buttons to open the menu.
Press the PAGE button until the VF OPERATION page appears.
Set ZEBRA1 DETECT to 70, ZEBRA2 DETECT to 85 and ZEBRA2 to SPOT. (Initial setting mode)
Return the MENU SET/OFF switch from SET to OFF to close the menu.
Set the viewfinder’s ZEBRA switch to ON.
MENU
PAGE
SHIFT/ITEMoUP
5
6
Shoot an evenly white paper.
Flickering occurs easily when fluorescent or mercury lamps, etc. are used for lighting.
Therefore, use a light source which does no produce flickering such as sunlight or halogen lamps, etc.
Set the lens iris to manual and adjust the iris so that the ZEBRA pattern covers the entire
screen. If the light strikes the subject in an uneven manner, the ZEBRA pattern will not
cover a part of the screen. Therefore, adjust the position of the light source, etc. as necessary.
Check that the lens iris is between F4 to F11. If the lens iris is not within this range, adjust
the position of the light source, etc.
(Be sure to set the electronic shutter to OFF.)
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Adjusting the White Shading
7
Set the WHITE BAL selector switch to A or B execute AWB.
Next, execute ABB and then execute AWB again.
WHITE BAL: A or B
8
9
Repeat step 6.
Set the MENU switch from OFF to SET while holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons to open the menu.
Press the PAGE button until the AUTO SHADING page appears.
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button to move the arrow on the left to the WHITE position and
then press the UP or DOWN button.
ACTIVE appears on the viewfinder to indicate that white shading automatic adjustment is
operating.
Adjustment is completed when the ACTIVE display disappears.
Return the MENU switch from SET to OFF to close the menu.
MENU
PAGE
SHIFT/ITEMoUP
10
When the lens to be used has an extender, insert an extender and repeat steps 6 to 9.
This completes white shading adjustment.
The adjustment value is stored in the non-volatile memory, so there is no need to readjust the
white shading even if the power for the unit is turned off.
|Notes{
1. The white shading can be adjusted for general lenses using the above method. However, this
method may not apply for extremely special lenses.
2. When using a 2/3-inch camera lens, be sure to mount the lens using a conversion adaptor.
These lenses cannot be mounted directly as their dimensions differ. Attempting to mount
these lenses directly may damage the unit.
3. Vertical coloring may occur near the open position of the lens iris even after performing the
above adjustments. However, this is characteristic of the optical system of the lens, and does
not indicate a malfunction.
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Adjusting the Viewfinder
Adjusting the Position
1
Loosen the viewfinder forward-backward/left-right position clamp lever.
Viewfinder
K
LO O
Lever
2
Adjust the position of the viewfinder in the forward-backward and left-right directions.
K
LO O
Tighten the viewfinder forward-backward/left-right position clamp lever to the locked position.
K
LO O
3
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Adjusting the Viewfinder
Adjusting the Diopter and Screen
Adjusting the diopter
1
2
Set the POWER switch to ON. A picture will appear in the viewfinder.
Turn the diopter adjustment ring to adjust the diopter so that the viewfinder picture can be
clearly seen.
Diopter Adjustment Ring
-3
-2
-1
0
+1
+2
+3
Adjusting the screen
Adjust the condition of the viewfinder screen.
Brightness: Adjust the BRIGHT control
Contrast:
Adjust the CONTRAST control
Contour:
Adjust the PEAKING control
BRIGHT Control
CONTRAST Control
PEAKING Control
1
2
3
Set the POWER switch to ON.
Set the OUTPUT switch to CAM.
Turn the viewfinder BRIGHT and CONTRAST controls to adjust the picture brightness and
contrast. Turning the PEAKING control makes the picture appear softer or sharper. A sharp
picture facilitates focusing the lens.
Adjusting the Eyecup Position
Turn the eyecup forward-backward movement ring to adjust the position of the eyecup in the
forward-backward direction.
Eyecup Forward-backward Movement Ring
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Adjusting the Viewfinder
Detaching the Eyecup
Detaching the eyecup allows the entire screen to be seen clearly even when shooting with your
eye removed from the viewfinder. This also facilitates the removal of dust which has adhered to
the CRT screen and mirror.
|Note{
Absolutely do not wipe the mirror surface as it has been specially treated. Dust which has adhered to the mirror should be blown away with a blower, etc.
1
2
Press the lock button.
Turn the lock ring as far as possible in the counter-clockwise direction and line up the alignment marks on the lock ring and viewfinder barrel.
Eyepiece
Alignment Marks
2
Lock Ring
1
Lock Button
3
Detach the eyecup.
Remounting the eyecup
1. Line up the alignment marks on the lock ring and the viewfinder barrel, and then insert the
eyepiece.
2. Turn the eyepiece as far as possible in the clockwise direction. The lock button latches with a
clicking sound, and remounting is completed.
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Adjusting the Viewfinder
Detaching the Viewfinder
1
2
3
Check that the POWER switch is set to OFF.
Disconnect the plug from the viewfinder cable connector.
|Note{
Use both hands to detach the viewfinder. The viewfinder may not detach smoothly with one
hand, resulting in damage to the viewfinder.
Loosen the viewfinder stopper screw and detach the viewfinder by pulling it straight up.
Stopper Screw
Pull straight up.
Hook your fingers here.
Mounting the Viewfinder
1
2
3
Press down the viewfinder.
Tighten the viewfinder stopper screw firmly.
Connect the plug to the viewfinder connector and secure the viewfinder cable with the
clamp.
|Note{
Insert the plug firmly when connecting it to the viewfinder connector.
Stopper Screw
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Audio Input Preparations
Using the Microphone Mounted to the Main Unit
Using the microphone kit (standard accessory) or the AJ-MH700P microphone holder (option)
allows a microphone to be mounted to the main unit.
ÁSee the Handling Instructions for the microphone holder.
Using the Microphone Kit (standard accessory) Microphone Mounted to the
Main Unit
1
Mount the microphone.
2
Connect the microphone connecting cable to the unit’s MIC IN jack.
MIC IN Connector
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Audio Input Preparations
Mounting the AJ-MH700P Microphone Holder (Option)
1
Remove the microphone holder mounting screws.
2
Mount the AJ-MH700P microphone adaptor (option) to the main unit.
Mount the microphone
adaptor using the
accessory screws.
3
Mount the microphone to the microphone holder and tighten the screws.
4
Connect the microphone connecting cable to the MIC IN jack.
To the MIC IN Connector
5
Set the AUDIO IN switch to FRONT [MIC] in accordance with the audio channel to be recorded.
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Audio Input Preparations
Using the Microphone not Mounted to the Main Unit
To the MIC IN Connector
AUDIO IN switch: Set the AUDIO IN switch for
the audio channel you wish to
record to FRONT [MIC].
|Note{
When extending the microphone, use a cable which supports the phantom power supply type of
microphone.
Using the Microphone not Mounted to the Main Unit
Up to two external microphones can be connected to
the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 Connectors.
Phantom power supply type microphones can also be
supported by a menu setting.
AUDIO IN Switch: Set the AUDIO IN Switches
of the channels to which
microphones are
connected to REAR [MIC].
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Audio Input Preparations
Mounting a Wireless Microphone
When using the Panasonic wireless microphone system, mount the WX-RA700 wireless receiver.
To the AUDIO OUT Connector
WX-RA700
Wireless Receiver
WX-R980
Camera Attachment
XLR Cable
AUDIO IN switch:
Set the AUDIO IN switch of
the channel to which the
audio signal source is
connected to REAR [LINE].
Connect to the AUDIO IN CH1
or CH2 Connector.
When detaching the
wireless microphone,
press up the lever on the
bottom of the camera
attachment (1) and detach
the microphone in the
upward direction (2).
(2)
Lever
AJ-D400 Main Unit
(1)
ÁSee the Handling Instructions for the WX-RA700 wireless receiver for wireless receiver operations.
Connecting an Audio Component
When using an audio component as the line input signal source, connect the audio component
to the unit’s AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors.
Audio Equipment
AUDIO IN Switch:
Set the AUDIO IN Switch of
the channel to which the
audio signal source is
connected to REAR [LINE].
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Connect to the AUDIO IN
CH1/CH2 Connectors.
Mounting the Unit to a Tripod
When mounting the unit to a tripod, use a supplied tripod attachment.
1
Mount the tripod attachment to the tripod.
Select the attachment hole in consideration of the unit’s and tripod attachment’s center of
gravity. In addition, check that the diameter of the selected hole matches the diameter of
the universal head’s camera mounting screw.
Tripod Attachment
2
Mount the camera to the tripod attachment.
Slide the unit forward along the grooves until a clicking sound is heard.
When detaching the tripod attachment
Hold down the red lever and move the black lever in the direction of the arrow.
Red Lever
Black Lever
|Note{
When the tripod attachment pin does not return to its original position after the camera has been
detached, hold down the red lever and move the black lever in the direction of the arrow again to
return the pin to its original position.
Care should be taken as the camera cannot be mounted if the pin remains in the center.
– 41 –
Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position
The shoulder pad can be slid up to 2/5½ in the forward-backward direction from the center position
(the position when shipped from the factory). Adjust the shoulder pad position to facilitate operation of the unit.
1
2
3
Loosen the two screws.
Slide the pad in the forward-backward direction to select an appropriate position.
Tighten the screws to clamp the pad.
Screws
Shoulder Pad
Bottom
– 42 –
Attaching the Rain Cover
Attach the rain cover as shown in the figure below.
Tighten the Cord.
When mounting the unit to the tripod
attachment, mount the unit using this hole.
Secure the surface fastener.
– 43 –
Connecting the AQ-EC1 Extension Control Unit (Option)
Connecting the AQ-EC1 extension control unit (option) allows a portion of the camera section
functions to be operated by remote control.
When the AQ-EC1 is connected and the POWER switches of the unit and AQ-EC1 are set to
ON, the unit automatically enters remote control mode.
The handling instructions included with the AQ-EC1 describe operations for when the AQ-EC1 is
connected to an AQ series digital camera.
When the AQ-EC1 is connected to the AJ-D400, some functions differ, and some features cannot be used.
6-pin Cable
ECU AQ OUTPUT
SHUTTER
GAIN
1/500
CAMERA
TEST
BAR
9
0
-3
ECU
ON
1/250
1/1000
1/125
1/2000
ON
1/100
(dB)
OFF
OFF
WHITE
BALANCE
PAINTING
A
B
PRE
R
GAIN
B
AUTO W/B
BALANCE
AWB
ABB
BLACK
R
MANUAL
AUTO
B
IRIS
MASTER
PEDESTAL
ECU Connector
ON
PAGE
ITEM
OFF
SELECT
UP
DWN
CONTROL
SET UP
ON
STORE
AQ-EC1
|Notes{
ÁThe POWER switches of the unit and AQ-EC1 must be set to OFF before the 6-pin cable is
connected or disconnected.
ÁAll adjustments and settings made using the switches and controls other than the menu setting
section of the AQ-EC1 are erased when the unit’s POWER switch is set to OFF. Also, adjustments and settings made using the AQ-EC1 cannot be written to setup cards. However, when
the AQ-EC1 is connected again, these settings return to the AQ-EC1 settings.
(Menu contents set with the menu setting section are saved.)
|Note{
The functions of the AQ-EC1 are limited as follows.
ÁThe STORE switch does not function.
(If the menu settings are changed while the AQ-EC1 is connected to the AJ-D400, the new
menu settings are saved automatically as soon as the changes are made.)
Note that the AQ-EC1 gain switch displays p3, 0 and 9 correspond to L, M and H, and the
OUTPUT switch settings CAMERA, TEST and BAR to CAM/AUTO KNEE ON, CAM/AUTO
KNEE OFF and BAR for each main unit.
ÁThe Synchro scan and Super V modes cannot be used while the AQ-EC1 is connected to the
unit.
ÁThe lens iris (IRIS) control of the AQ-EC1 is valid only when the lens iris AUTO/MANUAL selector is set to AUTO.
– 44 –
Warning/Status Displays in the Viewfinder and Display Window
Displaying the Setting Menu Inside the Viewfinder
When the MENU SET/OFF switch is set to SET, the setting menu appears on the viewfinder
screen. The setting menu is displayed in page units. The following table lists all pages contained
in the setting menu as well as an outline of the functions for each page.
The setting menu configuration can be changed according to the purpose.
Setting Menu Configuration
Page
No.
Page name
Function outline
Reference
56
MARKER
Marker settings
Setting the Marker
Displays
54
VF DISPLAY
Selection of viewfinder screen
displays
Setting Display
Items
57
CAMERA ID
Camera ID display settings
Setting the Camera
ID Display
70
SHUTTER SPEED
Shutter speed/mode settings
Setting the
Electronic Shutter
71
SYNCHRO SCAN
Synchro scan shutter speed
settings
Setting the
Electronic Shutter
50
! LED
! lamp display settings
Setting the ! Lamp
Display
98
MAIN FUNCTION
Used function settings
——
FUNCTION 1/5 to 5/5
Used function settings
Selecting Functions
60
TIME DATE
Time and date settings
Selecting Functions
62
SETTING LOW/MID/
HIGH
Camera settings
Selecting Functions
Camera settings
Recording
Adjustments
99–101
106–110 LEVEL 1/6 to 6/6
111
VF OPERATION
Viewfinder operations
Viewfinder
112
LENS ADJ
Lens adjustments
Lens
User menu ON/OFF settings
User Menu
112–114 MENU SELECT 1/3 to
3/3
115
AUTO SHADING
Automatic shading adjustments
Shading
48
115
DATA RESET
Resetting the setting menu
Returning to the
default settings
115
DIAGNOSTIC
——
——
See the corresponding pages for a detailed description of each page’s functions.
|Note{
When connecting the AQ-EC1 extension control unit (option) and controlling the AJ-D400 externally, the engineer menu is always opened as the setting menu.
– 45 –
Warning/Status Displays in the Viewfinder and Display Window
Changing the setting menu configuration
The setting menu can be configured by selecting only the pages necessary for the application.
Pages are selected using the MENU SELECT page of the engineer menu mode.
When using the engineer menu, switch the unit to engineer mode as described below.
The unit is switched to user mode by setting the MENU SET/OFF switch to “SET”.
The unit is switched to engineer mode by holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The user and engineer modes differ as follows.
User mode:
Only the selected pages the setting menu can be used. The data set on each
page is written to the non-volatile memory, allowing it to be stored for extended periods of time.
Engineer mode: All pages contained in the setting menu can be used. In addition, the data set
at each page is written to the non-volatile memory, allowing it to be stored for
extended periods of time.
After completing the adjustments and settings with engineer mode, configuring a menu consisting only of frequently used pages allows the necessary pages to be called quickly.
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Warning/Status Displays in the Viewfinder and Display Window
Basic Setting Menu Operations
The setting menu is operated using the MENU SET/OFF switch and the SHIFT/ITEM, UP,
DOWN and PAGE buttons.
SHIFT/ITEM Button
SHIFT
ST
MIX
0
UP Button
10
0
10
CH1 AUDIO
LEVEL
UP
DOWN Button
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
TCG
FRONT
REAR
CH2
MIC
MIC
LINE
AUDIO IN
CH1
CH1/2
CH2
MONITOR
AUTO
MAN
AUDIO SELECT
INT
EXT
RET VIDEO
DOWN
PAGE Button
PAGE
SET
OFF
MENU
MENU SET/OFF Switch
Displaying the setting menu
1
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The status displays at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen disappear, and the page
on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears.
When the menu is used for the first time, the first of the selected pages appears.
- MARKER ¢
CENT ER MARK
SA F E T Y ZONE
:
:
ON
1
Changing the page
1
Press the PAGE button.
The menu page changes each time the PAGE button is pressed.
¢
! L ED -
EGA I N ( 0 d B )
. GA I N ( - 3 d B )
E SHUT T ER . WH I T E PRESE T
E EX T ENDER
. F I L T ER
. SUPER V
The page can also be changed using the UP and DOWN buttons as follows.
ÁPAGEµUP:
The menu page is incremented continuously while the UP and PAGE buttons are held down.
ÁPAGEµDOWN: The menu page is decremented continuously while the DOWN and PAGE
buttons are held down.
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Warning/Status Displays in the Viewfinder and Display Window
Selecting the desired item
1
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button.
Each time this button is pressed, the cursor (arrow) which indicates the selected item
moves to the next item.
- MARKER -
Cursor
¢
Movement order
†
CENT ER MARK
SA F E T Y ZONE
:
:
ON
1
The item can also be selected using the UP and DOWN buttons as follows.
Changing the settings
Press the UP button to increase the setting.
ÁThe setting is incremented by 1 level each time
the UP button is pressed.
Press the DOWN button to decrease the setting.
ÁThe setting is decremented by 1 level each time
the DOWN button is pressed.
SHIFT
10
0
CH1 AUDIO
LEVEL
UP
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
TCG
FRONT
REAR
10
CH2
MIC
MIC
LINE
AUDIO IN
CH1
CH1/2
CH2
MONITOR
AUTO
MAN
AUDIO SELECT
INT
EXT
RET VIDEO
DOWN
PAGE
Changing the ON/OFF selection
ST
MIX
0
SET
OFF
MENU
The setting switches to ON or OFF each time the UP (or DOWN) button is pressed.
Returning to the default settings
The unit can be returned to the default settings (the settings when shipped from the factory or
the engineer mode settings) by pressing the UP (or DOWN) button at the DATA RESET page of
engineer modeF.
However, care should be taken as the flare and shading adjustment values cannot be returned
to the default settings.
Quitting the menu
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
ÁThe setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the unit’s
current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
FEngineer mode
FThe menu for this mode is opened by holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaFneously and then setting the MENU SET/OFF switch to the “SET” position.
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Lamp Displays Inside the Viewfinder
The viewfinder displays are as follows.
1
REC
!
BATT
3
2
VTR SAVE
4
1. REC (recording) lamp
This lamp lights (red) during recording, and flashes when warnings are issued.
ÁSee “Warning System” (page 116) for a detailed description.
2. BATT (battery) lamp
When the battery voltage has dropped, this lamp begins flashing several minutes before the
unit can no longer be operated, and lights when the unit can no longer be operated.
To prevent operation from being interrupted, exchange the battery quickly before the battery
runs out.
3. ! (irregular operation status warning) lamp
This lamp lights when the unit enters irregular operation status for any of the items set to ON
at the ! LED page of the setting menu. Applicable items are as follows.
Setting item
Setting contents
Gain (0 dB)
The gain is set to a value other
than 0 dB.
Gain (p3 dB)
The gain is set to a value other
than p3 dB.
SHUTTER switch
The switch is set to ON.
WHITE PRESET switch
The switch is set to PRESET.
Lens extender
The lens extender is being used.
Filter control
The control is set to a value
other than 1.
SUPER V switch
The switch is set to ON.
ÁSee “Setting the ! Lamp Display” (next page) for selecting ! lamp display items.
4. VTR SAVE (VTR power saving) lamp
This lamp lights when the VTR SAVE/STBY switch is set to SAVE. It is not lighted during
recording.
|Note{
Regardless of the VTR SAVE/STBY switch, the unit automatically enters the SAVE state and
the lamp lights either after two minutes when in the stopped state, or after the length of time set
for the pause timer (the pause time) when in the paused state.
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Lamp Displays Inside the Viewfinder
Setting the ! Lamp Display
Items subject to ! lamp display are selected at the ! LED page of the setting menu. (When
shipped from the factory, the unit is set so that the ! LED page is not displayed.) To operate the
! LED page, switch the unit to engineer mode or select the ! LED page at the MENU SELECT
page.
ÁSee “Setting Menu Configuration” (page 45) for engineer mode and selection of displayed
pages.
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The setting status displays disappear from the viewfinder screen, and the page on which
the previous setting menu operations were completed appears. (When the menu is used for
the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button until the ! LED page shown below appears. (This operation can also
be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN buttons.)
¢
! L ED -
EGA I N ( 0 d B )
. GA I N ( - 3 d B )
E SHUT T ER . WH I T E PRESE T
E EX T ENDER
. F I L T ER
. SUPER V
¢EGAIN (0 dB):
¢.GAIN (¶3 dB):
¢ESHUTTER:
¢.WHITE PRESET:
¢EEXTENDER:
¢.FILTER:
¢.SUPER V:
3
4
|Note{
E: ON
. : OFF
This selects whether or not the ! lamp lights when the gain is set to
any value other than 0 dB.
This selects whether or not the ! lamp lights when the gain is set to
any value other than p3 dB.
This selects whether or not the ! lamp lights when the SHUTTER
switch is set to ON.
This selects whether or not the ! lamp lights when the white balance
memory channel is PRST.
This selects whether or not the ! lamp lights when the lens is in EXTENDER mode.
This selects whether or not the ! lamp lights when the filter is set to
any value other than 3200K.
This selects whether or not the ! lamp lights when SUPER V is set
to ON.
Repeatedly press the SHIFT/ITEM button to move the cursor to the position of the desired
item.
Press the UP and DOWN buttons to choose ! lamp lighted/not lighted for the selected item.
To select ON: Press the UP button. An asterix (E) appears to the left of the item name.
To select OFF: Press the DOWN button. A period (.) appears to the left of the item name.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to continue making ON/OFF settings for other items.
5
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
The setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the
unit’s current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
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Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder Screen
In addition to images, messages indicating the unit’s settings and operating status appear on the
viewfinder screen. The center marker and safety zone marker, etc. are also displayed.
When the MENU SET/OFF switch is set to OFF, items set to SET at the VF DISPLAY page of
the setting menu and using related switches appear at the top and bottom of the screen.
Messages informing of the setting contents or of the adjustment course or results can also be
displayed for approximately 3 seconds when settings are changed, during the course of adjustments, or after adjustments have been completed.
ÁSee “Selecting Display Items” (page 54) for selecting display items, “Display Mode and Setting
Change Message” (page 55) for the setting change message, and “Setting the Marker
Displays” (page 56) for the marker displays.
The display positions of all items which can be displayed are shown in the figure below.
1. Extender display
2. Shutter speed/mode display
3. Remaining tape length display
4. Remaining battery level display
5. Filter display
6. White balance memory display
7. Gain value display
8. Audio level display
9. Iris value display
10. Warning display
11. Safety zone marker
12. Center marker
13. Super iris ON display
14. TCG (Time Code Generator) display
o
1
2
q
3
EX
OFF
S
F-60
r
4
14.6V
o
p
n
o
o
1
W:A
0dB
-------
F5.6
5
6
7
8
9
– 51 –
Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder Screen
1
2
3
Extender display
This is displayed when the lens extender is being used.
Shutter speed/mode display
This displays the shutter speed or shutter mode setting.
OFF:
The shutter is not used.
1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000:
Shutter speeds (seconds) during standard mode.
1/30.4–1/250 (SYNCHRO SCAN):
Synchro scan mode is selected.
SUPER V:
High vertical resolution mode is selected.
Remaining tape length display
This indicates the remaining tape length (minutes) for the VTR during recording.
Remaining tape length display
Display
4
5
6
7
Remaining tape
length
F–60
Full to 60 minutes
60–55
60 to 55 minutes
55–50
55 to 50 minutes
50–45
50 to 45 minutes
45–40
45 to 40 minutes
40–35
40 to 35 minutes
35–30
35 to 30 minutes
30–25
30 to 25 minutes
25–20
25 to 20 minutes
20–15
20 to 15 minutes
15–10
15 to 10 minutes
10–5
10 to 5 minutes
5–0
5 to 0 minutes
The “5–0” display flashes when there is
less than 3 minutes of tape remaining.
Remaining battery level display
When an Anton Bauer Digital Magnum Series battery is used to supply power to the unit,
the remaining battery level is displayed numerically (%).
Filter display
This displays the type of filter selected.
White balance memory display
This displays the selected white balance automatic adjustment memory.
A: The WHITE BAL switch is set to A.
B: The WHITE BAL switch is set to B.
P: The WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST.
Gain value display
This displays the image amplifier gain setting (dB) set by the GAIN switch.
|Note{
When using an Anton Bauer Digital Magnum Series battery, the remaining battery level display
continues to display the level for the Anton Bauer battery even if power supply is switched to an
external power source near the end of the battery’s power. However, note that the unit operates
according to the external power source.
– 52 –
Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder Screen
8
Audio level display
This displays the audio CH1 level.
During sine wave input, the audio level display corresponds roughly to the VTR level
meter display as follows.
Audio Channel 1 Level Display
VTR Level Meter
9
10
11
12
13
14
-40 -30 -25 -20 -15 -10
E
-5 0
Iris value display
This displays the approximate iris setting (F number).
Warning display
This displays the black balance, white balance, auto knee function, super iris, super high
gain and other warning displays.
Safety zone marker
This indicates the 80% or 90% (setting when shipped from the factory) range for the viewfinder screen area. The screen area percentage is selected at the MARKER page of the
setting menu.
ÁSee “Setting the Marker Displays” (page 56) for a detailed description.
Center marker
This indicates the center of the viewfinder screen. This marker is displayed when set to
ON at the MARKER page of the setting menu.
Super iris ON display
This indicates that the super iris is ON.
TCG display
This displays the time code generator value.
1) Iris value display
The iris value is displayed when using a lens with the iris value display function.
– 53 –
Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder Screen
Selecting Display Items
The items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen can be selected by switching the display
ON/OFF setting independently for each item at the VF DISPLAY page. The items which can be
selected are as follows.
ÁDisplay mode (See “Display Mode and Setting Change/Adjustment Course Message”.)
ÁExtender display
ÁShutter speed/mode display
ÁRemaining tape length display
ÁRemaining battery level display
ÁFilter display
ÁWhite balance memory display
ÁGain value display
ÁLevel meter display
ÁIris value/super iris ON status display
ÁCamera ID display
ÁThe camera ID is displayed when recording the color bar according to the OUTPUT/AUTO
KNEE switch setting. See “Setting the Camera ID” (page 57) for a detailed description.
Select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen.
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen. (When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button until the VF DISPLAY page shown below appears.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN function.)
Display mode
Extender display
Shutter speed/mode display
Remaining tape length display
Remaining battery level display
Filter display
White balance memory display
Gain value display
Level meter display
Iris value/super iris ON status display
Camera ID display
3
4
5
¢
- V F D I SP L AY D I SP MODE
:3
EX T ENDER
: ON
SHUT T ER
: ON
T APE
: ON
BA T T ERY
: ON
F I L T ER
: ON
WH I T E
: ON
GA I N
: ON
L EVE L ME T ER : ON
IRIS
: S+ I R I S
CAMERA I D
: ON
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button to move the cursor to the position of the desired item.
Press the UP and DOWN buttons to choose whether to display (ON) or not display (OFF)
the selected item on the viewfinder screen.
The setting switches to ON or OFF each time the UP (or DOWN) button is pressed.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 when setting display ON/OFF for other items.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
The setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the settings of the selected items appear.
– 54 –
Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder Screen
Display Mode and Setting Change Message
Messages informing of the contents of changed settings and adjustment results can be limited
to part of the displayed items or not displayed for all items.
The conditions under which messages are displayed and the corresponding display modes are
shown in the table below.
Setting change/adjustment results messages and display modes
Conditions under which
messages are displayed
Display mode
setting
Message
1
2
3
When the filter selection is
changed.
ND: n (nr1, 2, 3, 4)
q
q
¿
When the gain setting is
changed.
GAIN: n dB (nrp3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18,
GAIN: 21, 24, 30)
q
q
¿
When the WHITE BAL switch
setting is changed.
WHITE: n (nrACH, BCH, PRESET)
q
q
¿
When the OUTPUT/AUTO
KNEE switch is set to AUTO
KNEE or OFFF)
AUTO KNEE: ON (or OFF)
q
¿
¿
When the shutter speed/
mode setting is changed.
SS: 1/100 (or 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
SS: 1/1000,1/2000, S. SCAN, SUPER V)
q
¿
¿
When the white balance is
adjusted (AWB)
Ex.) AWB: OK
ÁSee “Adjusting the White Balance”
(page 64) for a detailed description.
q
¿
¿
When the black balance is
adjusted (ABB)
Ex.) ABB: OK
ÁSee “Adjusting the Black Balance”
(page 67) for a detailed description.
q
¿
¿
¿: Message displayed
q: Message not displayed
F) The message is displayed for approximately 3 seconds immediately after the power for the unit is
turned on.
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Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder Screen
Changing the Display Mode
The display mode setting appears on the VF DISPLAY page of the setting menu.
1
2
3
Perform the operations in steps 1 to 3 of “Selecting Display Items” (page 54) to display the
VF DISPLAY page of the setting menu on the viewfinder screen and align the cursor with
the DISP MODE item.
Press the UP or DOWN button to select the desired display mode.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
Setting the Marker Displays
Display ON/OFF switching for the center and safety zone markers and selection of 80% or 90%
of the screen area as the safety marker range are performed at the MARKER page of the setting
menu.
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen. (When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button until the MARKER page shown below appears.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN function.)
- MARKER ¢
3
4
5
CENT ER MARK
SA F E T Y ZONE
:
:
ON
1
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button to move the cursor to the position of the desired item.
The setting switches to ON or OFF each time the UP (or DOWN) button is pressed.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
The setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the
unit’s current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
– 56 –
Status Displays Inside the Viewfinder Screen
Setting the Camera ID
The camera ID can be set at the CAMERA ID page of the setting menu.
A camera ID of up to ten characters including English letters, symbols and spaces can be used.
The camera ID is recorded when the OUTPUT/AUTO KNEE switch is set to BARS and the color
bar signal is being recorded. It is also displayed on the viewfinder screen.
|Note{
When the setting menu is displayed, the camera ID is not displayed even if the color bar signal
is output.
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen. (When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button until the CAMERA ID page shown below appears.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN function.)
- CAMERA
ID -
†
I D : EEEEEEEEEE
:
:
:
:
The cursor is moved to the right (max. 10 spaces) by the
SHIFT/ITEM button.
English letters, symbols and space are switched by the
UP and DOWN buttons.
Camera ID
(“F” indicates a space. This indication is only used at this
menu page.)
3
4
5
Press the UP (or DOWN) button until the desired character appears.
Each time the UP button is pressed, the character display changes in the order of English
letters (A to Z)¢numbers (0 to 9)¢symbols [space, {, |, ), (, ’, ‘, --, _ , x, /, !]. Pressing
the DOWN button changes the character display in the reverse order.
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button to advance the cursor to the next position and return to step 3
to set the characters.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
The setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the
unit’s current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
– 57 –
Displays
Remaining Battery Level and Audio Level Displays
Remaining tape length
When the amount remaining
on the tape is more than
30 minutes long, all seven
segments up to the “F” position appear lighted.
When it is less than 30 minutes long, one segment will go
off for every 5-minute reduction in the length.
DF SLAVE TCG HOLD
EMPHASIS
0
h
min
s
10
frm
E
TAPE
F
E
BATT
F
Audio CH level meter
20
30
Remaining battery level
40
RF SERVO HUMID SLACK
CH1
dB
CH2
VTR Section Operation/Status-Related Displays
Lights
DF
SLAVE
TCG
HOLD
DF SLAVE TCG HOLD
EMPHASIS
0
Error code:
Indicated in the display
window.
h
min
s
10
frm
E
TAPE
F
E
BATT
F
20
30
40
RF SERVO HUMID SLACK
CH1
Warning display
RF:
Lights when video head clogging occurs.
SERVO: Lights when the servo is out of order.
HUMID: Lights when condensation occurs on the head drum.
SLACK: Lights when tape wind-up trouble occurs.
ÁSee “Warning System” (page 116) for a detailed description.
– 58 –
dB
CH2
Displays
Time Code-Related Displays
DF SLAVE TCG HOLD
EMPHASIS
0
h
min
s
10
frm
E
TAPE
F
E
BATT
F
20
30
40
RF SERVO HUMID SLACK
CH1
dB
CH2
These lamps light to indicate the time code, CTL and real time displays.
DF:
This lamp lights during drop frame mode
SLAVE: This lamp lights when the time code is locked to an external source.
HOLD: This lamp lights when the time code generator is held (when the HOLD button is pressed).
Time counter display: This displays the time code, CTL, user bit and real time.
ÁSee below for the relationship between displayed items and switch settings.
Relationship between the TCG and DISPLAY switch setting positions and the time
counter display
The item displayed in the time counter display is determined by the TCG switch and DISPLAY
switch settings.
Time code-related switch settings and display items
TCG switch
position
SET
F-RUN or R-RUN
DISPLAY switch
position
Displayed item
TC or CTL
Time code
UB
User bit
CTL
CTL
TC
Time code
UB
User bit
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Adjusting the Time and Date
Adjustment and setup using the setting menu
1. Hold down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons and set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET. The
unit switches to ENG mode.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen.
(When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
2. Press the PAGE button until the TIME/DATE page shown below appears.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN function.)
- T I ME / DA T E YEAR
:
MONTH :
DAY
:
HOUR
:
M I NUT E :
¢
95
01
01
00
00
«T I ME / DA T E SE T
3. Press the SHIFT/ITEM button to select the item to be changed.
4. Press the UP (or DOWN) button to change the setting value.
The number is incremented by o1 each time the UP button is pressed and decremented by
p1 each time the DOWN button is pressed.
- T I ME / DA T E YEAR
:
MONTH :
DAY
:
HOUR
:
¢M I NUT E :
95
01
01
00
00
«T I ME / DA T E SE T
5. When the settings have been completed, press the SHIFT/ITEM button to select TIME/DATE
SET and then press the UP (or DOWN) button. The time starts from when the button is
pressed.
«T I ME / DA T E SE T
6. When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
The setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the unit’s
current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
|Note{
The seconds cannot be set and always start from 0 seconds.
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Adjustments and Setup During Recording
Adjustments and Setup Using the Setting Menu
Adjustments and setup operations during recording are performed at the setting menu.
Setting menu operations are basically performed according to the procedures described on
page 47.
However, these procedures vary slightly according to the item.
Items which can be adjusted or set up at the setting menu are as follows.
Adjustment/setup items at the setting menu
Adjustment/setup item
Page name
Operation reference
Setting the gain selector value
SETTING
(LOW/MID/HIGH)
Setting the Gain Selector
Value, Setting the DTL and
gamma, etc.
Selecting the shutter speed/
mode to be used
SHUTTER SPEED
Setting the Electronic
Shutter
Setting the synchro scan mode
shutter speed
SYNCHRO SCAN
Setting the Electronic
Shutter
Selecting required functions
FUNCTION 1/5 to 5/5
Selecting Functions
Shading adjustment
AUTO SHADING
Shading Adjustment
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Adjustments and Setup During Recording
Setting the Gain Selector Value
When shooting in locations without sufficient brightness, bright images can be obtained by raising the gain. However, care should be taken as raising the gain also increases the noise.
The gain value for the image amplifier is selected by the GAIN switch. The gain values corresponding to the L, M and H positions of the GAIN switch are set at the MASTER GAIN page of
the setting menu.
Setting the gain selector value
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen.
(When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button to display the SETTING (LOW/MID/HIGH) page shown below.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN function.)
- LOW
3
4
5
SE T T I NG -
MAS T ER GA I N
: 0 dB
H . DT L L EVE L
: 13
V . DT L L EVE L
: 10
DT L COR I NG
: 08
H . DT L FREQ .
: 03
DARK DT L
: 00
L EVE L DEPEND : 0 3
MAS T ER GAMMA : 0 . 6 0
B L ACK S TRE TCH : OF F
MA TR I X T AB L E : A
¢
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button repeately to move the cursor to the MASTER GAIN position.
Press the UP or DOWN button to set the gain value.
The gain value can be set freely regardless of size from among p3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18,
21, 24 and 30 dB.
When resetting the gain values to the settings when shipped from the factory (LOWr0 dB,
MIDr9 dB, HIGHr18 dB), select MENU INIT. at the DATA RESET page of the setting
menu and press the UP or DOWN button.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
The setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the
unit’s current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
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Adjustments and Setup During Recording
Selecting Functions
VTR operation functions can be selected at the FUNCTION 3/5 page of the setting menu.
Selecting the required functions
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen.
(When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button to display the FUNCTION 3/5 page.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN function.)
- FUNCT I ON 3 / 5 HUM I D OPE
2 6 P CONTROL
REC S T ART
TC MODE
UB MODE
PA US E T I M E R
BA T T ERY SE L
TCG V F D I SP
¢
3
4
5
: OF F
: OF F
: NORMA L
: DF
: USER
: 30
: N i Cd -1 2
: OF F
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button to move the cursor to the position of the function to be
changed.
Press the UP (or DOWN) button to change the setting of the selected function.
If settings for other functions are also to be changed, return to step 3.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
The setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the
unit’s current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
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Adjusting the White Balance/Black Balance
Adjusting the White Balance
Adjusting the white balance and black balance in the order of AWB (white balance
adjustment)>ABB (black balance adjustment)>AWB will provide a better picture.
Normally, the white balance and black balance do not need to be readjusted even if the power is
turned off and then on again.
However, the white balance must be readjusted when the lighting conditions change.
If black balance and white balance adjustments are started when the display mode is set to “2”
or “3”, messages informing of the adjustment course and results will appear on the viewfinder
screen. Set the display mode to “1” to not display these messages.
ÁSee “Display Mode and Setting Change Message” (page 55) for a description of setting the
display mode.
|Notes{
ÁThe white balance and black balance cannot be adjusted while the setting menu appears on
the viewfinder screen. Therefore, be sure to set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
ÁABB must be executed again when the MASTER GAIN values on the LOW SETTING, MID
SETTING and HIGH SETTING pages of the setting menu are changed, the S IRIS SW item is
set to o30 dB at the FUNCTION 2/5 page of the setting menu, or the GAMMA (ON/OFF) item
is switched at the FUNCTION 1/5 page of the setting menu.
ÁWith artificial lights, particularly with fluorescent lights and mercury-arc lamps, the strength of
the R, G and B colors changes in synchronization with the power line frequency even if the
brightness of these lights appears to be constant. Especially in areas where the power line frequency is 50 Hz, the vertical synchronizing frequency (approx. 60 Hz) of the TV and the frequency (50 Hz) of the lighting tend to interact. This gives rise to flicker and to a phenomenon
where the hue changes along with the passage of time, and it is it impossible to obtain the
proper white balance.
These phenomena can be reduced by setting the shutter speed to 1/100. For this reason,
wherever the unit is used under fluorescent or mercury-arc lamps and at a frequency of 50 Hz,
the shutter speed must be set to 1/100 and the white balance obtained. This shutter speed of
1/100 should also be used during shooting.
1
Set the switches as shown in the figure.
MENU SET/OFF: OFF
FILTER knob
WHITE BAL: A or B
OUTPUT: CAM
GAIN: Normally, set to 0 dB. When it is too dark,
it is set to the appropriate gain.
If the settings of the GAIN and WHITE BAL switches are changed, a message informing of
the new setting will appear for about 3 seconds at the setting change message display position on the viewfinder screen. (However, the message appears only when the display mode
is set to “3”.)
2
Select the FILTER knob setting in accordance with the lighting conditions.
ÁSee FILTER knob (page 15) in the Shooting (Recording)/Playback Function Section for
examples of FILTER knob settings. If the setting of the FILTER knob is changed, a message informing of the new setting will appear for about 3 seconds at the setting change
message display position on the viewfinder screen. (However, the message appears only
when the display mode is set to “3”.)
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Adjusting the White Balance/Black Balance
3
Place the white pattern over a location with the same conditions as the light source illuminating the subject and zoom up to project white on the screen.
A white object (white cloth, white wall) near the subject can also be used. The white area
required is as shown below.
1/4 or more of the screen width
White cloth
4
5
1/4 or more of the screen height
|Note{
Take care not to allow high-intensity spots to
enter the screen.
Adjust the iris of the lens.
Press the AUTO W/B BAL switch to the WHT side and release the switch.
The switch returns to the center and the white balance is automatically adjusted.
AUTO W/B BAL switch
6
During the adjustment, the following message appears on the viewfinder screen.
(However, the message appears only when the display mode is set to “2” or “3”.)
AWB ACT I VE
Message during adjustment
7
Adjustment is completed after approximately 1 second (the following message appears)
and the adjustment value is automatically stored in the memory (A or B) selected in step 1.
A WB A OK 3 . 2 K
Message after adjustment is completed
|Note{
If a lens equipped with the automatic iris function is used, the iris may experience hunting1). In
these cases, adjust the iris gain knob (the knob marked IG, IS, S, etc.) on the lens.
ÁSee the Handling Instructions for the lens for a detailed description.
1) Hunting: The auto iris responds repeatedly causing the image to become darker and brighter.
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Adjusting the White Balance/Black Balance
When the White Balance Cannot be Automatically Adjusted
An error message will appear on the viewfinder screen.
(The message appears when the display mode is set to “2” or “3”.)
The displayed messages are as follows.
Error messages related to white balance adjustment
Error message
Meaning
Treatment
COLOR TEMP. HIGH
The color temperature is too
high.
Select an appropriate filter
COLOR TEMP. LOW
The color temperature is too
low.
Select an appropriate filter.
LOW LIGHT
There is insufficient
illumination.
Increase the illumination or
gain.
LEVEL OVER
There is too much illumination.
Decrease the illumination or
gain.
If the above error messages appear, carry out the respective treatment attempt to adjust the
white balance again.
If the error message continues to appear even after repeated attempts, consult your dealer.
|Note{
The white balance cannot be adjusted while the setting menu is displayed on the viewfinder
screen. Therefore, be sure to set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
When there is no Time to Adjust the White Balance
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
The white balance for the filter is automatically adjusted according to the setting position of the
FILTER knob (outside).
White balance memories
The white balance has two memory systems: A and B.
Adjustment values for each filter can automatically be stored in the memory corresponding to
the setting (A or B) of the WHITE BAL switch. The unit contains 4 filters, making a total of
8 (4q2) adjustment values which can be stored.
If FILTER INH on the FUNCTION 2/5 page of the setting menu is set to ON, the A and B systems can be limited to one memory each.
In this case, the memory contents are not linked to the filters.
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Adjusting the White Balance/Black Balance
The black balance must be adjusted in the following cases.
ÁWhen the unit is used for the first time
ÁWhen the unit is first used after an extended period of non-use
ÁWhen the unit is used under conditions where the ambient temperature has changed by a wide
margin
ÁWhen the gain selector value is changed
ÁWhen the SUPER IRIS button setting is changed (when setting is changed to o30 dB)
ÁWhen the gamma ON/OFF is changed
Adjusting the Black Balance
1
Set the switches as shown in the figure.
MENU SET/OFF: OFF
OUTPUT: CAM
2
Press the AUTO W/B BAL switch to the ABB side and then release the switch.
The switch returns to the center and the black balance is automatically adjusted.
AUTO W/B BAL switch
3
During the adjustment, the following message will appear on the viewfinder screen. (However, the message appears only when the display mode is set to “2” or “3”.)
ABB ACT I VE
Message during adjustment
ÁThe lens iris automatically goes to the “CLOSE” position during the adjustment.
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Adjusting the White Balance/Black Balance
4
Adjustment is completed after a few seconds (the following message appears) and the adjustment value is automatically stored in the memory.
ABB OK
Message after adjustment is completed
|Notes{
ÁCheck that the lens connector is connected and that the iris of the lens is set to CLOSE.
ÁDuring black balance adjustment, the iris automatically goes to the shaded status.
ÁDuring black balance adjustment, the gain selector circuit switches automatically.
In addition, flicker and noise may appear on the viewfinder screen, but this does not indicate a
malfunction.
ÁThe black balance cannot be adjusted while the setting menu is displayed on the viewfinder
screen. Therefore, be sure to set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF.
ÁIf black shading is not satisfactory even when ABB is OK, open the AUTO SHADING page of
the setting menu and execute black shading adjustment. (See page 115.)
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Setting the Electronic Shutter
Shutter Modes
The shutter modes which can be used with the unit’s electronic shutter and the shutter speeds
which can be selected are as follows.
Shutter modes and shutter speeds which can be selected
Mode
Shutter speed
Application
Standard
1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000 and 1/2000
(seconds)
This mode is used to shoot clear images of
quickly moving subjects.
SYNCHRO
SCAN
248 steps in the range
from 30.4 Hz to 250 Hz
This mode is used to reduce horizontal stripe
patterns for monitor screens with a vertical
scanning frequency of 30 Hz or more.
This mode is used to increase the vertical
resolution.
SUPER V
|Notes{
ÁIncreasing the shutter speed lowers the camera sensitivity regardless of electronic shutter
mode.
ÁIf the iris is set to AUTO, the iris opens and the depth of the focuses decreases as the shutter
speed rises.
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Setting the Electronic Shutter
Setting the Shutter Mode/Speed
ÁThe shutter speed during shutter mode and standard mode is set by the SHUTTER switch.
ÁDuring SYNCHRO SCAN mode, the shutter speed can be set beforehand at the SYNCHRO
SCAN page of the setting menu. The shutter speed can also be set by the UP and DOWN
buttons during SYNCHRO SCAN mode. (In addition, if S. SCAN SEL on the FUNCTION 2/5
page of the setting menu is set to ON, the shutter speed can also be varied by the SUPER
IRIS and MODE CHECK switches on the side panel. However, note that the SUPER IRIS and
MODE CHECK functions do not operate at this time.)
ÁThe shutter speed selection range can be limited to the required range and whether to use
special operation modes (SYNCHRO SCAN or SUPER V) can be selected at the SHUTTER
SPEED page of the setting menu.
1
2
Perform the operations outlined in “Changing the Display Mode” (page 56) and set the display mode to “2” or “3” at the VF DISPLAY page of the setting menu.
Press the SHUTTER switch from the ON position to the SEL side. The current shutter setting appears in the setting change message display position on the viewfinder screen.
Ex.: 1/120, 1/61.7, etc.
SHUTTER Switch
3
Press the SHUTTER switch to the SEL side repeatedly until the desired mode or speed appears. When all modes and speeds can be displayed, the display changes in the order
shown below. If the required shutter speeds and modes have been designated beforehand,
only the designated speeds or modes appear.
Standard Mode
1/100
1/120
1/250
SUPER V Mode
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
SYNCHRO SCAN
Mode
ÁWhen the unit is shipped from the factory, SUPER V mode is not specified and is therefore not displayed.
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Setting the Electronic Shutter
Setting the Synchro Scan Mode
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen. (When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button repeatedly until the SYNCHRO SCAN page shown below appears.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGEoUP/DOWN function.)
- SYNCHRO SCAN 1 / 6 1 . 7
3
4
Press the UP (the value increases) or DOWN (the value decreases) button repeatedly to
display the desired frequency. The frequency can be switched continuously within the range
of 30.4 Hz to 250.0 Hz.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF. The
setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the unit’s
current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
(If S. SCAN MODE SEL on the FUNCTION 2/5 page of the setting menu is set to ON, the
shutter speed can be varied by the SUPER IRIS and MODE CHECK switches. However,
care should be taken at this time as the SUPER IRIS and MODE CHECK functions cannot
be operated only during SYNCHRO SCAN mode.)
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Setting the Electronic Shutter
Changing the Shutter Speed/Mode Selection Range
The shutter speed selection range can be limited to the required range and whether to use a
special operation mode can be selected at the SHUTTER SPEED page of the setting menu. The
unit is set so that the SHUTTER SPEED page is not displayed when shipped from the factory.
To operate the SHUTTER SPEED page, switch the unit to engineer mode or select the SHUTTER SPEED page at the MENU SELECT page beforehand.
1
2
Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET.
The page on which the previous setting menu operations were completed appears on the
viewfinder screen. (When the menu is used for the first time, the first page appears.)
Press the PAGE button repeatedly until the SHUTTER SPEED page shown below appears.
(This operation can also be performed using the PAGE+UP/DOWN function.)
- SHUT T ER SPEED E SYNCHRO SCAN
. SUPER V
E1 / 100
E1 / 120
E1 / 250
E1 / 500
E1 / 1000
E1 / 2000
¢
3
4
5
|Note{
The ON/OFF status for each item is
indicated by displaying an asterix (E)
or period (.) in front of the item on the
screen.
Press the SHIFT/ITEM button repeatedly to move the cursor to the position of the mode or
shutter speed to be set.
The selected mode or speed changes from used (ON) to not used (OFF) and vice versa
each time the UP (or DOWN) button is pressed.
When menu operations have been completed, set the MENU SET/OFF switch to OFF. The
setting menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays indicating the unit’s
current status appear at the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
|Note{
When operating the unit from the AQ-EC1 extension control unit (option), even if the SHUTTER
SPEED page is operated from the unit, the switches of the AQ-EC1 have priority regarding the
actual shutter speed.
ÁSee “Setting Menu Configuration” (page 45) for a description of engineering mode and selecting display pages.
Changing the lris Automatic Adjustment Reference Value
To change the reference value, change the A. IRIS LEVEL value on the LEVEL 6/6 page of the
setting menu using the UP or DOWN button.
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Adjusting the Audio Level
If the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 selector switch is set to AUTO, the input levels of audio CH1
and CH2 are automatically adjusted. If are the level of audio channels 1 and 2 to be manually
adjusted, perform the following operations.
3
1
2
Manually Adjusting the Audio Level
1
2
3
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 selector switch to MAN.
Turn the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control at the bottom of the front panel completely to the right.
Turn the AUDIO LEVEL CH1/CH2 controls to adjust the audio level so that the level meter
appears up to 0 dB at the maximum volume.
Limiter
When the audio level is adjusted manually, the limiter circuit operates with respect to excessive
input. Limiter circuit operation can be set to ON and OFF at the setting menu. (The factory setting is off.)
Adjusting the Audio CH1 Level from the Viewfinder
The audio CH1 level can be adjusted by the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control at the bottom of the
front panel while watching the viewfinder.
2
1
4
1
2
3
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH1 switch to MAN.
Turn the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control on the side panel completely to the right.
Set LEVEL METER on the VF DISPLAY page of the setting menu to ON. The audio level
display appears on the viewfinder screen.
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Adjusting the Audio Level
4
Turn the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control at the bottom of the front panel to adjust the input volume so that the audio level display appears as shown below.
ÁWhen the input volume is normal, the audio level display turns ON up to the seventh of the
eight level display bars from the left.
ÁWhen the rightmost (0 dB) turns asterisk (E) mark, the input volume is excessive. Adjust
the level so that the eighth (0 dB) does not turn E mark.
-40 -30 -25 -20 -15 -10
E
-5 0
When the optimal level cannot be set
The maximum attenuation of the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control at the bottom of the front panel is
about 20 dB. When the optimal level cannot be set within this range, adjust the level using the
AUDIO LEVEL CH1 control on the side panel.
Using the AUDIO LEVEL CH1 controls at the bottom of the front panel and on the side
panel
Normally, the control at the bottom of the front panel is turned completely to the right and the
recording level is adjusted using the control on the side panel.
The control at the bottom of the front panel is used to throttle the level when the input level increases suddenly during recording.
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Setting the Time Data
Setting the Time Code
When using both the user bit and the time code, set the user bit first. If the time code is set first,
the time code generator will stop while the user bit is being set, causing the set time code to
become inaccurate. The time code can be set within the range of 00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:29.
1
2,5
4
1
2
3
4
5
Set the DISPLAY switch to TC.
Set the TCG switch to SET.
Set TC MODE on the FUNCTION 3/5 page of the setting menu to DF or NDF. Select DF
when the time code is to be advanced during drop frame mode, and NDF when the time
code is to be advanced during non-drop frame mode.
Set the time code using the SHIFT/ITEM, UP and DOWN buttons.
SHIFT/ITEM button: This is used to cause the digit which is to be set to flash. Each time it
is pressed, the flashing digit moves to the right.
UP button:
This increments by 1 the figure of the flashing digit.
DOWN button:
This decrements by 1 the figure of the flashing digit.
Set the TCG switch.
Set the switch to F-RUN when the time code is to be advanced regardless of the VTR’s
operation.
Set the switch to R-RUN when the time code is to be advanced only while recording is in
progress.
Time code status during battery replacement
The back-up mechanism functions even while replacing the battery to allow the time code generator to continue operating for extended periods of time (approx. 1 year).
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Setting the Time Data
Setting the User Bit
Setting the user bit allows up to 8 digits of hexadecimal data such as memos (date, time), etc. to
be recorded in the sub code track.
1
2,5
4
1
2
3
4
Set the DISPLAY switch to UB.
Set the TCG switch to SET.
Set UB MODE on the FUNCTION 3/5 page of the setting menu to REAL.
Set the user bit using the SHIFT/ITEM, UP and DOWN buttons.
SHIFT/ITEM button: This is used to cause the digit which is to be set to flash. Each time it
is pressed, the flashing digit moves to the right.
UP/DOWN buttons: These increment/decrement by 1 the figure of the flashing digit.
The hexadecimal characters A to F appear as follows.
Hexadecimal
A
B
C
D
E
F
Display
5
Set the F-RUN/R-RUN switch to F-RUN or R-RUN.
User bit memory function
The user bit setting (except for the real time) is automatically stored in the memory and held
even after the power is turned off. However, care should be taken as the settings are not stored
in the memory if the time from when the power was turned on until the setting operations are
completed and the power is turned off is less than 20 seconds.
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Setting the Time Data
Locking the Time Code to an External Source
When mounting the Time code input/output/Video input adaptor AJ-YA710P (option), the time
code generator of the VTR section can be locked to an external generator.
Example of connections for external locking
Example 1: Locking the time code to an external signal
TC OUT
REF
TC IN
SLAVE
External REF
TC IN
(Multi-cable conversion cable)
Example 2: Connecting multiple units and using one unit as the reference
REF
GENLOCK IN
TC IN
TC IN
TC IN
TC REF
TC IN
TC OUT
MASTER
TC OUT
SLAVE
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TC OUT
SLAVE
To the next unit
Setting the Time Data
External Lock Operation Procedure
3
2
1
1
2
3
4
Set the POWER switch to ON.
Set the F-RUN/R-RUN switch to F-RUN.
Set the DISPLAY switch to TC.
Supply reference time code and reference video signals with a phase relationship which
meets the time code standards to the TC IN and GENLOCK IN connectors, respectively.
This locks the built-in time code generator to the reference time code. After about 10 seconds
have passed since the time code generator was locked, the external lock status is maintained
even if the external reference time code is disconnected. However, if the reference time code is
disconnected during recording (REC), the servo lock will be thrown out of order.
|Note{
When the external locking operation is performed, the time code is locked instantly to the external time code and the same value as the external code value appears in the counter display
position. Do not set the VTR to recording mode for several seconds until the sync generator has
stabilized.
Setting Time Data
User bit setting during external locking
When the time code is locked to an external source, only the time data is locked to the time data
of the time code from the external source. Accordingly, the user bit can be set independently for
each unit. The user bit can also be locked to the user bit of the time code from the external
source.
ÁConsult your dealer for a detailed explanation.
Releasing the external lock
Stop supplying the external time code and then set the F-RUN/R-RUN switch to R-RUN.
Switching the power supply from the battery to an external power supply during external
locking
In order to maintain power supply continuity for the time code generator, connect the external
power supply to the DC IN connector before unplugging the battery pack. If the battery pack is
unplugged first, the external locking continuity of the time code cannot be assured.
Synchronizing the camera section to an outside source during external locking
While the time code is locked to an external source, the camera section is genlocked by the
reference video signal input to the GENLOCK IN connector.
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Cassettes
Inserting and Ejecting Cassettes
Inserting cassettes
1
Check that there are no cables, etc. around the cassette holder and the top panel and then
set the POWER switch to ON.
Power: ON
If condensation has occurred inside the unit, the HUMID display lights. In these cases, wait
until the display goes off before proceeding to step 2.
2
Press the EJECT button. The cassette holder opens.
EJECT Button
Cassette Holder
3
Check that there is no slack in the tape, insert the cassette, and then firmly close the cassette holder.
Checking that there is no slack in the tape
Press the reel in with your finger and turn it lightly in the direction of the arrow. If the reel does
not turn, there is no slack in the tape.
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Cassettes
Ejecting cassettes
With the power turned on, press the EJECT button to open the cassette holder and eject the
cassette. If a cassette is not to be inserted immediately after ejecting the cassette, close the
cassette holder.
Ejecting cassettes when the battery has run out
Set the POWER switch to OFF to turn off the power, then turn on the power again and immediately hold down the EJECT button. If there is still power remaining in the battery, the cassette
will be ejected. However, this operation should not be repeated.
Preventing Accidental Erasure
Set the tab on the cassette to the SAVE side to prevent the recorded contents of tapes from
being accidentally erased.
REC
SAVE
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Recording
Basic Procedures
This section describes the basic operating procedures for shooting and recording. When starting
to shoot actual images, inspect the unit beforehand to check that all systems are functioning
normally.
ÁSee the “Inspections Before Shooting” (page 120) for a description of inspection procedures.
Procedures from power supply preparations to inserting a cassette
3
2
1
1
2
3
4
Insert a charged battery pack.
Set the POWER switch to ON and check that the HUMID display does not appear and that
five or more bars of the remaining battery level display are lighted.
ÁIf the HUMID display appears, wait until the display goes off.
ÁIf five or more bars of the remaining battery level display are not lighted, replace the battery pack with a sufficiently charged battery pack.
Check that there are no cables, etc. around the cassette holder and top panel and then
press the EJECT button to open the cassette holder.
Check the following items, and then insert a cassette and close the cassette holder.
ÁThe cassette is not set to write protect status.
ÁThere is no slack in the tape.
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Recording
Procedures from adjusting the white balance and black balance to
stopping recording
Turn on the power, insert a cassette, and then set the various switches as follows.
AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2: AUTO
TCG: F-RUN or R-RUN
OUTPUT: CAM/AUTO KNEE ON
GAIN: Normally, set to 0 dB. When it is too dark, it
is set to the appropriate gain.
Iris: AUTO
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Recording
Shooting images
3
2
1-1
1-2
2
3
4
5
4,5 1-2
1-1,1-2
Select the filter in accordance with the lighting conditions, and when the white balance
has already been stored in the memory, set the WHITE BAL switch to “A” or “B”.
When the white balance and black balance have not been stored in the memory
and there is no time to adjust the white balance:
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST and set the FILTER knob to “1”: this will achieve a
3200 K white balance. (If the knob is set to any other position, a 5600 K white balance
is achieved.)
To adjust the white balance on site, select the filter which corresponds with the lighting
conditions, set the WHITE BAL switch to “A” or “B”, and adjust the white balance by
following the steps below.
(1) Press the AUDIO W/B BAL switch to the AWB side to adjust the white balance.
(2) Press the AUTO W/B BAL switch to the ABB side to adjust the black balance.
(3) Press the AUTO W/B BAL switch to the AWB side to adjust the white balance.
For details on how to adjust the white balance, read through the section entitled
“Adjusting the white balance/black balance” (page 64).
Aim the camera at the subject and adjust the focus and zoom.
When using the electronic shutter, set the shutter speed and operation mode.
ÁSee “Setting the Electronic Shutter” (page 69) for a detailed description.
Press the VTR START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens to start recording.
The REC lamp inside the viewfinder lights during recording.
Press the VTR START button again to stop recording. The REC lamp inside the viewfinder
goes off.
Tape operation buttons
The tape operation buttons (EJECT, REW, FF, PLAY, STOP) do not function during recording.
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Recording
Successive Shooting
Successive shooting with an accuracy of within 0–o1 frame can be performed simply by pressing the VTR START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens while recording is paused.
While recording is paused
The unit automatically searches for the successive shooting point. However, the time until recording starts differs according to the setting of the VTR SAVE/STBY switch.
ÁIf the VTR SAVE/STBY switch is set to SAVE, recording starts about 2 seconds after the VTR
START button is pressed.
ÁIf the VTR SAVE/STBY switch is set to STBY, recording starts immediately after the VTR
START button is pressed.
Successive shooting when the power is turned off while recording is paused
2
1
2
1
Turn the power back on.
Press the VTR START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens to start recording.
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Recording
Successive Shooting in Other Cases
If successive shooting is to be performed after the tape has been run, the cassette has been
ejected, or when using a tape which has only been recorded part-way, follow the procedures
outlined below.
1,2
3
4
Performing successive shooting after the tape has been run, the cassette has been ejected, or
when using a tape which has only been recorded part-way
1
2
3
4
Press the PLAY button while watching the viewfinder screen and play back the tape.
At the place where continuity between frames is to be provided, press the PLAY (or STOP)
button again to stop the tape.
Press the RET button on the lens. Preparations for frame-to-frame continuity are made
about two seconds later.
Press the VTR START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens to start recording.
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Playback—Checking Recorded Contents
Pressing the PLAY button allows black-and-white playback images to be viewed on the viewfinder. Playback images can also be viewed in two other ways.
ÁRec review: If the RET VIDEO switch is set to the INT side, black-and-white images of the last
2 seconds of the recorded contents can be seen on the viewfinder.
ÁColor playback: Connecting a color monitor to the unit’s VIDEO OUT connector allows color
playback images to be viewed on the monitor.
The playback signal is output to the viewfinder even during rewind (REW) and fast forward (FF).
Audio output selection and volume adjustment for the playback signal are performed by the
MONITOR switches and knobs on page 13.
Rec Review
If recording is paused and the RET button on the lens is pressed, the tape is automatically rewound and the playback images for the last two seconds appear on the viewfinder. This allows
the recording status to be checked.
After playback, the unit returns to the recording start standby status. Holding down the RET button rewinds and plays back up to 10 seconds of the tape.
|Note{
The rec review function cannot be used unless recording has been performed for more than
1 second.
Color Playback
Connecting a color monitor to the VIDEO OUT connector of the unit allows color playback images to be viewed on the monitor.
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Connection With an External VTR
The unit is equipped with an interface which enables recording to be performed by an external
VTR.
ÁMounting the AJ-YA900P or AJ-YA700P 26-pin output adaptor (option) and connecting the 26pin cable (option) to the unit allows recording to be performed by the VTR section (internal
VTR) of the unit and an external VTR. The component video signal is output from the 26-pin
interface.
Precautions When Connecting an External VTR
Set 26P CONTROL on the FUNCTION 3/5 page of the setting menu to BOTH or ON. (The setting is OFF when shipped from the factory.)
Power supply
Power is not supplied or received between the unit and the external VTR, so special power supplies should be provided for each unit. The BATT lamp and remaining battery level display function inside the viewfinder indicate the power supply status only for the internal VTR. The power
supply status for the external VTR should be checked at the external VTR.
TALLY lamp and REC lamp operation
The unit’s TALLY lamp and the REC lamp inside the viewfinder indicate the REC status of the
unit when 26P CONTROL is set to BOTH. When 26P CONTROL is set to ON, these lamps indicate the REC status of the external VTR.
Warning tone
External VTR-related warning tones are not output from the unit’s speaker or PHONES jack.
Note on connecting cables
The signals may not be connected properly with some cables.
The signal assignments for the 26-pin output adaptor AJ-YA900P (optional) or AJ-YA700P (optional) are shown in the following table. Use this table as a reference for connection with an external VTR.
Pin
No.
Signal
Pin
No.
Signal
1
Composite video signal
8
PB GND
2
Composite video GND
9
CAM MIC (H)
3
Y GND
10
CAM MIC (C)
4
Y signal
11
CAM MIC (GND)
5
PR signal
12
VTR START/STOP
6
PR GND
15
REC TALLY
7
PB signal
B
GND
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Recording Simultaneously with the Internal VTR and an External
VTR
Connections
Mount the AJ-YA900P or AJ-YA700P 26-pin output adaptor (option) to the unit, connect the external VTR with the 26-pin cable, and set the audio input level selector switch of the external
VTR to “p60 dB”.
SW3101 and SW3102 on the CAM ENC Printed Circuit Board of the unit must be set to the 26P
side. (See page 90.)
Audio input level selector switch: p60 dB
Portable VTR
(Set the audio input level
selector switch to p60 dB.)
To the 26-pin connector of the
AJ-YA900P or AJ-YA700P
(See page 90 for mounting the 26-pin output
adaptor)
Checking the Function Settings
Check that the settings of the functions which control the 26-pin interface are set to BOTH or
ON at the FUNCTION 3/5 page of the setting menu. See “Selecting Functions” for a description
of the various function settings.
Starting Recording
1
2
Operate the external VTR and set it to recording paused status.
Press the VTR START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens. The internal and
external VTRs start recording simultaneously. Pressing the button again sets both VTRs to
the recording paused status.
If One VTR Comes to the End of its Tape During Recording
Even if one VTR comes to the end of its tape and stops, the other VTR continues recording operation.
Returning the VTRs to simultaneous recording status
ÁIf the internal VTR came to the end of its tape, replace the cassette and press the VTR START
button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens. The external VTR continues recording operation during this time.
ÁIf the external VTR came to the end of its tape, replace the cassette and operate the external
VTR to restart recording. The internal VTR continues recording operation during this time.
|Note{
Care should be taken as the internal VTR will assume recording paused status if the VTR
START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens is pressed after replacing the external
VTR’s cassette.
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Recording Simultaneously with the Internal VTR and an External
VTR
Functions of the Unit’s VTR SAVE/STBY Switch
Tape running mode
Pressing the unit’s STOP, REW or FF buttons sets the internal VTR to stop, rewind or fast forward modes, respectively. However, the external VTR is set to recording paused status in all
cases.
Viewing playback images on the viewfinder
Pressing the unit’s PLAY button allows black-and-white playback images from the internal VTR
tape to be viewed on the viewfinder. Playback images from the external VTR cannot be viewed.
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Recording With an External VTR Instead of the Internal VTR
Using the 26-pin Output Adaptor
Connections
The method of connecting the external VTR is the same as that described in “Recording Simultaneously with the Internal VTR and an External VTR”.
ÁSee “Connections” on page 87.
Mounting the 26-pin output adaptor
ÁConsult your local dealer when mounting the adaptor.
1
Set the unit’s internal switches.
1
2
Remove the side panel on the display window side.
3
Set SW101 and SW102 to the 26P side.
Remove the Printed Circuit Board holder and remove the CAMERA ENC Printed Circuit
Board.
CAM ENC Printed Circuit Board
Printed Circuit
Board Holder
SONY
SONY
MII
MII
26P
SW102
26P
SW101
CAM ENC Printed Circuit Board
2
Mount the 26-pin output adaptor.
(Illustration of AJ-YA900P)
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Recording With an External VTR Instead of the Internal VTR
Controlling the external VTR with the unit’s switches
Setting the 26P CONTROL function as indicated below at the FUNCTION 3/5 page of the setting menu prevents the internal VTR from being operated and enables only the external VTR to
be controlled by the VTR START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens.
Á26P CONTROL: ON
ÁSee “Selecting Functions” (page 63) for a description of FUNCTION 3/5 page operations.
Switching from the internal VTR to the external VTR
If the internal VTR experiences problems (tapes becoming tangled, condensation, etc.) during
operation and becomes unable to operate, the VTR START button of the unit and the VTR button of the lens will not function. In these cases, setting the 26P CONTROL function as noted
above at the FUNCTION 3/5 page allows the external VTR to be operated in place of the internal VTR using the VTR START button of the unit or the VTR button of the lens.
Starting recording
Operate the external VTR to set it to recording paused status and press the VTR START button
of the unit or the VTR button of the lens. The external VTR starts recording. Pressing the button
again sets the VTR to the recording paused status.
Output level of the 26-pin output adaptor
When the unit is shipped from the factory, the audio level is set to p60 dBu balanced and the
component video level is set to Sony level (see page 90). The audio level can be set to
p20 dBu unbalanced and the component video level to MII level with an internal switch. Consult
your dealer for a detailed description.
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RET Button
The images recorded on the VTR or return video signal which has been input to the Time code
input/output/Video input adaptor AJ-YA710 (option) can be seen on the viewfinder screen when
the RET (return video) button is pressed or while it is kept pressed in.
What is displayed on the viewfinder screen changes as indicated in the table below according to
the RET VIDEO switch setting and VTR mode.
È Lens RET button functions
RET VIDEO switch
setting
Internal VTR mode
INT
Recording
Images shot by camera.
RET button does not function.
Recording paused
What has been recorded
(2-second rec review) can be
checked.
Playing
Internal VTR’s playback
images.
RET button does not function.
Playback paused
Search operation for
successive shooting.
Recording
Return video signal which has
been supplied to AJ-YA710
(option).
Recording paused
Return video signal which has
been supplied to AJ-YA710
(option).
Playing
Return video signal which has
been supplied to AJ-YA710
(option).
Playback paused
Return video signal which has
been supplied to AJ-YA710
(option).
EXT
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Description of what appears
on viewfinder screen
Replacing the Backup Battery
The unit is shipped from the factory with a backup battery already mounted. When the battery
runs out, the TCG time code value indicates 00:00:00:00.
At this time, the time code value cannot be backed up.
In addition, the “BACK UP BATT EMPTY” display appears in the viewfinder for 3 seconds when
the POWER switch is set to ON to indicate that the battery must be replaced.
Consult your dealer when replacing the battery.
Backup Battery
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Setting Menu Screens
MARKER Screen
This page sets the setting for the marker displays inside the viewfinder.
- MARKER ¢
CENT ER MARK
SA F E T Y ZONE
:
:
Variable
range
Item
ON
1
VF
display
Remarks
CENTER MARK
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Center mark display ON/OFF
SAFETY ZONE
OFF
1–6
USER
ENG
Safety zone switching/display OFF
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
VF DISPLAY Screen
This page sets the setting for the display information inside the viewfinder.
¢
- V F D I SP L AY D I SP MODE
:3
EX T ENDER
: ON
SHUT T ER
: ON
T APE
: ON
BA T T ERY
: ON
F I L T ER
: ON
WH I T E
: ON
GA I N
: ON
L EVE L ME T ER : ON
IRIS
: S+ I R I S
CAMERA I D
: ON
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU
switch to SET
displays the USER
menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the
SHIFT/ITEM and UP
buttons
simultaneously and
setting the MENU
switch to SET
displays the ENG
menu.
Item
DISP MODE
Variable
range
VF
display
1–3
USER
ENG
Remarks
Display
Change
1
2
3
FILTER
q
q
¿
GAIN
q
q
¿
AWB
q
q
¿
AUTO KNEE
SW
q
¿
¿
SHUTTER
q
¿
¿
ABB ATATUS
q
¿
¿
AWB STATUS
q
¿
¿
EXTENDER
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Extender display ON/OFF
SHUTTER
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Shutter speed display ON/OFF
TAPE
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Remaining tape length display ON/
OFF
BATTERY
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Battery voltage display ON/OFF
FILTER
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Filter No. display ON/OFF
WHITE
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
AWB PRE/A/B display ON/OFF
GAIN
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Currently selected gain display ON/
OFF
LEVEL METER
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
Audio level meter display ON/OFF
IRIS
IRIS
SoIRIS
S
OFF
USER
ENG
IRIS:
CAMERA ID
ON
OFF
USER
ENG
ID Mix ON/OFF during color bar
recording
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
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Only the f-number is
displayed.
SoIRIS: Both the super iris ON
status and f-number are
displayed.
S:
Only the super iris ON
status is displayed.
OFF:
Neither the super iris ON
status nor f-number is
displayed.
Setting Menu Screens
CAMERA ID Screen
This page performs the camera ID settings. Each time the UP button is pressed, the character display changes in the order of
space, English letters (A to Z), numbers (0 to 9) and symbols [space, {, |, ), (, ’, ‘, ,, --, -, x, /, !]. Pressing the DOWN button
changes the character display in the reverse order.
- CAMERA
ID -
Item
†
ID: EEEEEEEEEE
I D : EEEEEEEEEE
Variable
range
VF
display
——
USER
ENG
Remarks
Camera ID input
|Note{
Whether or not this set value is to be mixed is selected by setting CAMERA ID on
the VF DISPLAY screen to ON or OFF.
SHUTTER SPEED Screen
This page performs the shutter speed settings. The ON/OFF status for each item is indicated by displaying an asterix (E) or
period (.) in front of the item on the screen.
- SHUT T ER SPEED ¢
E SYNCHRO SCAN
. SUPER V
E1 / 100
E1 / 120
E1 / 250
E1 / 500
E1 / 1000
E1 / 2000
E: ON
. : OFF
Variable
range
VF
display
SYNCHRO
SCAN
ON
OFF
ENG
Synchro scan shutter speed setting
SUPER V
ON
OFF
ENG
SUPER V mode setting
1/100
ON
OFF
ENG
Shutter speed 1/100 setting ON/OFF
1/120
ON
OFF
ENG
Shutter speed 1/120 setting ON/OFF
1/250
ON
OFF
ENG
Shutter speed 1/250 setting ON/OFF
1/500
ON
OFF
ENG
Shutter speed 1/500 setting ON/OFF
1/1000
ON
OFF
ENG
Shutter speed 1/1000 setting ON/OFF
1/2000
ON
OFF
ENG
Shutter speed 1/2000 setting ON/OFF
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
SYNCHRO SCAN Screen
This page performs the synchro scan settings.
- SYNCHRO SCAN -
Item
1 / 61 . 7
SYNCHRO
SCAN
Variable
range
VF
display
1/30.4
..
.
1/61.7
..
.
1/250
USER
ENG
Remarks
Synchro shutter speed selection
! LED Screen
This page sets the ON/OFF setting for the ! LED display inside the viewfinder. The ON/OFF status for each item is indicated
by displaying an asterix (E) or period (.) in front of the item on the screen.
¢
! L ED -
Variable
range
VF
display
GAIN (0 dB)
ON
OFF
ENG
This selects whether or not the LED is
lighted when the gain is any value
other than 0 dB.
GAIN (p3 dB)
ON
OFF
ENG
This selects whether or not the LED is
lighted when the gain is any value
other than p3 dB.
SHUTTER
ON
OFF
ENG
This selects whether or not the LED is
lighted when the shutter is ON.
WHITE PRESET
ON
OFF
ENG
This selects whether or not the LED is
lighted when the AWB CH is PRESET.
EXTENDER
ON
OFF
ENG
This selects whether or not the LED is
lighted when the lens is in EXTENDER
mode.
FILTER
ON
OFF
ENG
This selects whether or not the LED is
lighted when the filter is any value
other than 3200K.
SUPER V
ON
OFF
ENG
This selects whether or not the LED is
lighted when SUPER V is ON.
Item
EGA I N ( 0 d B )
. GA I N ( - 3 d B )
E SHUT T ER
. WH I T E PRESE T
E EX T ENDER
. F I L T ER
. SUPER V
E: ON
. : OFF
Remarks
|Note{
The ! LED lights when both GAIN (0 dB) and GAIN (p3 dB) are ON unless the gain is set to
p3 dB or 0 dB.
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
MAIN FUNCTION Screen
This page performs the adjustment function settings.
Variable
range
VF
display
PHANTOM
FRONT
ON
OFF
ENG
Phantom microphone (front) usage
selection
ON:
Phantom microphone (o48 V)
used.
OFF: Normal microphone used.
PHANTOM CH1
ON
OFF
ENG
Phantom microphone (CH1) usage
selection
ON:
Phantom microphone (o48 V)
used.
OFF: Normal microphone used.
PHANTOM CH2
ON
OFF
ENG
Phantom microphone (CH2) usage
selection
ON:
Phantom microphone (o48 V)
used.
OFF: Normal microphone used.
- MA I N FUNCT I ON ¢
PHANTOM FRONT : ON
PHANTOM CH 1
: OF F
PHANTOM CH 2
: OF F
Item
Remarks
BATT/TAPE ALARM Screen
The battery end and tape end audio warnings during shooting can be switched off if they become undesirable.
- BA T T / T APE A L ARM ¢
BA T T
BA T T
T APE
T APE
NEAR END
END
NEAR END
END
: ON
: ON
: ON
: ON
Variable
range
VF
display
BATT NEAR END
ON
OFF
ENG
Battery near end audio ON/OFF
BATT END
ON
OFF
ENG
Battery end audio warning ON/OFF
TAPE NEAR
END
ON
OFF
ENG
Tape near end audio warning ON/OFF
TAPE END
ON
OFF
ENG
Tape end audio warning ON/OFF
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
FUNCTION 1/5 Screen
This page performs the adjustment function 1 settings. The ON/OFF status for each item is indicated by displaying an asterix
(E) or period (.) in front of the item on the screen.
- FUNCT I ON 1 / 5 ¢
Variable
range
VF
display
DETAIL
ON
OFF
ENG
Detail (H, V) ON/OFF switching
2D LPF
ON
OFF
ENG
ON/OFF switching for 2-dimensional
LPF (Low Pass Filter) which reduces
color smear
SKIN TONE DTL
ON
OFF
ENG
Skin tone detail ON/OFF switching
MATRIX
ON
OFF
ENG
Color adjustment ON/OFF switching
GAMMA
ON
OFF
ENG
Gamma circuit ON/OFF switching
TEST SAW
ON
OFF
ENG
Test signal ON/OFF switching
FLARE
ON
OFF
ENG
Flare compensation ON/OFF switching
Variable
range
VF
display
SUPER V
OFF
FRM1
FRM2
ENG
Super V ON/OFF switching
FRM1: Normal mode
FRM2: Lag reduction mode
FILTER INH
ON
OFF
ENG
Switch that determines whether AWB
memory (Ach, Bch) data is stored for
each filter.
ON:
Ach and Bch memory only
(2 memory units), regardless of
the filter.
OFF: Data is stored for each filter.
(4q2r8 memory units)
SHOCKLESS
AWB
OFF
NORMAL
SLOW
FAST
ENG
Shockless AWB ON (NORMAL/SLOW/
FAST)/OFF switchingU
S.IRIS SW
S.IRIS
30 dB
OFF
ENG
Super iris (S.IRIS)/30 dB/OFF
switching
S.SCAN SEL
ON
OFF
ENG
Synchro scan ON/OFF switching
ON:
S.SCAN speed can be varied
by the SUPER IRIS/MODE
CHECK switch.
OFF: Normal mode
Item
E DE T A I L
E 2D LPF
. SK I N TONE DT L
EMA TR I X
EGAMMA
. T ES T SAW
E F L ARE
E: ON
. : OFF
Remarks
FUNCTION 2/5 Screen
This page performs the adjustment function 2 settings.
- FUNCT I ON 2 / 5 ¢
U
SUPER V
F I L T ER I NH
SHOCK L ESS AWB
S . I R I S SW
S . SCAN SE L
: FRM1
: OF F
: NORMA L
:S. IRIS
: ON
SHOCKLESS AWB ensures that no
shock will occur when A/B/PRST setting of the WHITE BAL switch is
changed. FAST (high speed), NORMAL
(normal speed) or SLOW (low speed)
can be set as the selection time.
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
FUNCTION 3/5 Screen
This page performs the adjustment function 3 settings.
- FUNCT I ON 3 / 5 ¢
HUM I D OPE
2 6 P CONTROL
REC S T ART
TC MODE
UB MODE
PA U S E T I M E R
BA T T ERY SE L
TCG V F D I SP
: OF F
: OF F
: NORMA L
: DF
: USER
: 30
: N i Cd-1 2
: OF F
Variable
range
VF
display
HUMID OPE
ON
OFF
ENG
VTR operation selection when
condensation occurs.
ON:
Operation continues normally.
OFF: All operations prohibited except
for POWER switch and EJECT
button.
26P CONTROL
OFF
BOTH
ON
ENG
26P remote control selection
OFF:
Unit only (26P control does
not function.)
BOTH: Unit and 26P remote control
(TALLY LED indicates unit
REC status.)
ON:
26P remote control only
(TALLY LED indicates 26P
VTR REC status.)
REC START
ALL
NORMAL
ENG
REC acceptance selection for VTR
START/STOP
ALL:
REC accepted regardless
of VTR mode.
NORMAL: REC accepted only during
STOP (POWER SAVE)
mode and REC PAUSE
mode.
TC MODE
DF
NDF
ENG
Time code DF/NDF switching
DF:
Drop frame mode
NDF: Non-drop frame mode
UB MODE
USER
REAL
EXT
ENG
LTC UB usage method selection
USER: User setting (fixed value)
REAL: Real-time operation
according to the TIME DATE
time
EXT:
When there is external TC
input, the UBG value is slave
locked. (When there is no
external input, the user
setting is used.)
PAUSE TIMER
10
20
30
ENG
Selection for the recording/pause hold
time.
10: 10 minutes
20: 20 minutes
30: 30 minutes
BATTERY SEL
NiCd-12
NiCd-13
NiCd-14
DIGITAL
ENG
Battery type selectionF
NiCd-12: 12 V Nicad battery
NiCd-13: 13 V Nicad battery
NiCd-14: 14 V Nicad battery
DIGITAL: Digital battery
TCG VF DISP
ON
OFF
ENG
Viewfinder time code display ON/OFF
ON:
Time code is displayed.
OFF: Time code is not displayed.
Item
Remarks
FEven if the BATTERY SEL is selected to NiCd-12, 13 or 14, the camera automatically senses whether or not an Anton Bauer’s Intelligent
Battery is fitted. In the case of an intelligent battery, a numerical indication (percentage) of power available is displayed in the viewfinder. If the
camera is usually used with an intelligent battery, BATTERY SEL should be set to DIGITAL.
– 100 –
Setting Menu Screens
FUNCTION 4/5 Screen
This page performs the adjustment function 4 settings.
¢
- FUNCT I ON 4
FRONT M I C
REAR M I C CH 1
REAR M I C CH 2
L I NE CH 1 / CH 2
REAR AUD I O
M I C LOWCUT CH 1
M I C LOWCUT CH 2
EMPHAS I S
CUE AUD I O
/5 : -4 0 dB
: -6 0 dB
: -6 0 dB
: + 4 dB
: S T EREO
: OF F
: OF F
: OF F
: CH 1
Variable
range
VF
display
FRONT MIC
p40/
p50/
p60 dB
ENG
Camera microphone input level
selection
REAR MIC CH1
p40/
p50/
p60 dB
ENG
Rear jack AUDIO CH1 input
microphone level selection
REAR MIC CH2
p40/
p50/
p60 dB
ENG
Rear jack AUDIO CH2 input
microphone level selection
LINE CH1/CH2
o4/0/
p6 dB
ENG
Rear jack AUDIO CH1/CH2 input line
input level selection
REAR AUDIO
STEREO
MONO
ENG
Audio CH1/CH2 rear jack input
selection
STEREO: Selects stereo input (CH1
input is recorded in CH1
and CH2 input is recorded
in CH2.)
MONO:
Selects monaural input
(The signals of CH1 and
CH2 are mixed and
recorded in CH1 and CH2
respectively.)
MIC LOWCUT
CH1
ON
OFF
ENG
CH1 microphone bypass filter ON/OFF
switching
MIC LOWCUT
CH2
ON
OFF
ENG
CH2 microphone bypass filter ON/OFF
switching
EMPHASIS
ON
OFF
ENG
Emphasis ON/OFF switching
CUE AUDIO
CH1
CH2
MIX
ENG
CUE AUDIO recording setting
CH1: Records CH1 AUDIO
CH2: Records CH2 AUDIO
MIX: Records CH1 and CH2 mixed
AUDIO.
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 101 –
Setting Menu Screens
FUNCTION 5/5 Screen
This page performs the adjustment function 5 settings.
Variable
range
VF
display
AUDIO OUT
CH1/
CH2/
MIX
ENG
AUDIO OUT selection
CH1: CH1 output to AUDIO OUT
CH2: CH2 output to AUDIO OUT
MIX: CH1 and CH2 mixed and
output to AUDIO OUT
LIMITER
ON
OFF
ENG
Audio limiter ON/OFF switching
ON:
Limiter ON
OFF: Limiter OFF
TEST TONE
ON
OFF
ENG
Audio test tone ON/OFF switching
during color bar output
- FUNCT I ON 5 / 5 ¢
AUD I O OUT
L I M I T ER
T ES T TONE
: CH 1
: ON
: ON
Item
Remarks
TIME DATE Screen
This page performs the date and time settings. After the date and time have been changed, pressing the UP or DOWN buttons
executes the settings.
Variable
range
VF
display
YEAR
95 to 10
ENG
Year setting
MONTH
1 to 12
ENG
Month setting
DAY
1 to 31
ENG
Day setting
HOUR
0 to 23
ENG
Hour setting
MINUTE
0 to 59
ENG
Minute setting
——
ENG
Date/time confirmation
- T I ME / DA T E ¢
YEAR
:
MONTH :
DAY
:
HOUR
:
M I NUT E :
95
01
01
00
00
« T I ME / DA T E SE T
Item
TIME/DATE SET
Remarks
|Note{
The seconds cannot be set. The time always starts from the zero second setting.
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 102 –
Setting Menu Screens
LOW SETTING Screen
This page sets the low level.
- LOW
¢
SE T T I NG -
MAS T ER GA I N
: 0 dB
H . DT L L EVE L
: 13
V . DT L L EVE L
: 10
DT L COR I NG
: 08
H . DT L FREQ .
: 03
DARK DT L
: 00
L EVE L DEPEND : 0 3
MAS T ER GAMMA : 0 . 6 0
B L ACK S TRE TCH : OF F
MA TR I X T AB L E : A
|Note{
DARK DTL and LEVEL DEPEND
function in a mutually opposite way:
LEVEL DEPEND is automatically
set to 0 when DARK DTL is set to a
value other than 0; and DARK DTL
is automatically set to 0 when LEVEL DEPEND is set to a value other
than 0.
Variable
range
VF
display
MASTER GAIN
p3
.. dB
.
0.dB
..
30 dB
ENG
Gains of p3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21,
24 and 30 dB (S. H. GAIN) can be set.
H.DTL LEVEL
0.
..
13
..
.
31
ENG
H.DTL (detail) level setting
V.DTL LEVEL
0.
..
10
..
.
31
ENG
V.DTL (detail) level setting
DTL CORING
0.
..
8.
..
15
ENG
DTL coring setting
H.DTL FREQ.
1.
..
3.
..
5
ENG
H.DTL frequency selection
1: 2.5 MHz
4: 4 MHz
2: 3 MHz
5: 4.5 MHz
3: 3.5 MHz
DARK DTL
0.
..
5
ENG
Dark detail setting
It boosts the detail of the black areas.
LEVEL DEPEND.
0.
..
3.
..
5
ENG
LEVEL DEPEND. setting
It eliminates the detail only in the dark
areas when the Y detail is boosted.
The higher the number selected, the
wider the range across which the detail
is eliminated.
MASTER
GAMMA
0.35
..
.
0.60
..
.
0.75
ENG
Master gamma setting 0.01 steps
BLACK
STRETCH
ON
OFF
ENG
ON/OFF switching for mode which
compensates low-illumination blackout
MATRIX TABLE
A
B
ENG
Color compensation table selection
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 103 –
Setting Menu Screens
MID SETTING Screen
This page sets the middle level.
- MID
¢
SE T T I NG -
MAS T ER GA I N
: 9 dB
H . DT L L EVE L
: 13
V . DT L L EVE L
: 10
DT L COR I NG
: 08
H . DT L FREQ .
: 03
DARK DT L
: 00
L EVE L DEPEND : 0 3
MAS T ER GAMMA : 0 . 6 0
B L ACK S TRE TCH : OF F
MA TR I X T AB L E : A
|Note{
DARK DTL and LEVEL DEPEND
function in a mutually opposite way:
LEVEL DEPEND is automatically
set to 0 when DARK DTL is set to a
value other than 0; and DARK DTL
is automatically set to 0 when LEVEL DEPEND is set to a value other
than 0.
Variable
range
VF
display
MASTER GAIN
p3
.. dB
.
9.dB
..
30 dB
ENG
Gains of p3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21,
24 and 30 dB (S. H. GAIN) can be set.
H.DTL LEVEL
0.
..
13
..
.
31
ENG
H.DTL (detail) level setting
V.DTL LEVEL
0.
..
10
..
.
31
ENG
V.DTL (detail) level setting
DTL CORING
0.
..
8.
..
15
ENG
DTL coring setting
H.DTL FREQ.
1.
..
3.
..
5
ENG
H.DTL frequency selection
1: 2.5 MHz 4: 4 MHz
2: 3 MHz 5: 4.5 MHz
3: 3.5 MHz
DARK DTL
0.
..
5
ENG
Dark detail setting
It boosts the detail of the black areas.
LEVEL DEPEND.
0.
..
3.
..
5
ENG
LEVEL DEPEND. setting
It eliminates the detail only in the dark
areas when the Y detail is boosted.
The higher the number selected, the
wider the range across which the detail
is eliminated.
MASTER
GAMMA
0.35
..
.
0.60
..
.
0.75
ENG
Master gamma setting 0.01 steps
BLACK
STRETCH
ON
OFF
ENG
ON/OFF switching for mode which
compensates low-illumination blackout
MATRIX TABLE
A
B
ENG
Color compensation table selection
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 104 –
Setting Menu Screens
HIGH SETTING Screen
This page sets the high level.
- H I GH SE T T I NG ¢
MAS T ER GA I N
: 1 8 dB
H . DT L L EVE L
: 10
V . DT L L EVE L
: 08
DT L COR I NG
: 10
H . DT L FREQ .
: 04
DARK DT L
: 00
L EVE L DEPEND : 0 5
MAS T ER GAMMA : 0 . 6 0
B L ACK S TRE TCH : OF F
MA TR I X T AB L E : A
|Note{
DARK DTL and LEVEL DEPEND
function in a mutually opposite way:
LEVEL DEPEND is automatically
set to 0 when DARK DTL is set to a
value other than 0; and DARK DTL
is automatically set to 0 when LEVEL DEPEND is set to a value other
than 0.
Variable
range
VF
display
MASTER GAIN
p3
.. dB
.
18
.. dB
.
30 dB
ENG
Gains of p3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21,
24 and 30 dB (S. H. GAIN) can be set.
H.DTL LEVEL
0.
..
10
..
.
31
ENG
H.DTL (detail) level setting
V.DTL LEVEL
0.
..
8.
..
31
ENG
V.DTL (detail) level setting
DTL CORING
0.
..
10
..
.
15
ENG
DTL coring setting
H.DTL FREQ.
1.
..
4
5
ENG
H.DTL frequency selection
1: 2.5 MHz 4: 4 MHz
2: 3 MHz 5: 4.5 MHz
3: 3.5 MHz
DARK DTL
0.
..
5
ENG
Dark detail setting
It boosts the detail of the black areas.
LEVEL DEPEND.
0.
..
5
ENG
LEVEL DEPEND. setting
It eliminates the detail only in the dark
areas when the Y detail is boosted.
The higher the number selected, the
wider the range across which the detail
is eliminated.
MASTER
GAMMA
0.35
..
.
0.60
..
.
0.750
ENG
Master gamma setting 0.01 steps
BLACK
STRETCH
ON
OFF
ENG
ON/OFF switching for mode which
compensates low-illumination blackout
MATRIX TABLE
A
B
ENG
Color compensation table selection
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 105 –
Setting Menu Screens
LEVEL 1/6 Screen
This page performs the camera setup level 1 settings.
- L EVE L 1 / 6 ¢
C DT L COMPE .
CHROMA DT L
C DT L COR I NG
KNEE APERTURE
S L I M DT L
SUPER COLOR
CORNER DT L
: OF F
: 00
: 00
: ON
: OF F
: ON
: OF F
Variable
range
VF
display
C DTL COMPE.
ON
OFF
ENG
Chroma DTL ON/OFF switching
CHROMA DTL
0.
..
15
ENG
Chroma DTL settingU
C DTL CORING
0.
..
15
ENG
Chroma DTL CORING setting
KNEE
APERTURE
ON
OFF
ENG
Knee aperture ON/OFF switching
Detail above the knee point is boosted.
SLIM DTL
ON
OFF
ENG
ON/OFF switching for mode which
narrows detail
SUPER COLOR
ON
OFF
ENG
ON/OFF switching for color dynamic
range expansion
CORNER DTL
ON
OFF
ENG
ON/OFF switching for mode which
increases edge resolution
Variable
range
VF
display
SKIN TONE HUE
103
..
.
143
ENG
Skin tone hue setting
(This sets the phase of the skin tone
detection range.)
It changes the hue in the phase
direction.
SKIN TONE
LEVEL
1.
..
25
..
.
50
ENG
Skin tone level setting
(This sets the intensity of the colors in
the skin tone detection range.)
It changes the level in the amplitude
direction.
SKIN TONE
WIDTH
1.
..
15
..
.
30
ENG
Skin tone width settingU
SKIN TONE
CORING
0.
..
15
ENG
Skin tone coring setting
This changes the amount of SKIN
TONE range detail.
SKIN TONE
ZEBRA
ON
OFF
ENG
Skin tone zebra ON/OFF switching
This sets ZEBRA in the SKIN TONE
range to ON or OFF.
This changes the coring in the range
across which ZEBRA can be seen.
Item
U
It detects the chroma edge and places
on Y to boost the H detail. The higher
the number selected, the greater the
compensation.
Remarks
LEVEL 2/6 Screen
This page performs the camera setup level 2 settings.
- L EVE L 2 / 6 ¢
SK I N
SK I N
SK I N
SK I N
SK I N
TONE
TONE
TONE
TONE
TONE
HUE
: 103
L EVE L : 2 5
W I DTH : 1 5
COR I NG : 1 5
Z EBRA : OF F
Item
U
This sets the range of the colors handled as the skin tone on the basis of the
colors set by SKIN TONE HUE and
LEVEL. The higher the number selected, the wider the skin tone range.
|Note{
Only numbers are displayed while the
variable range of any item except SKIN
TONE ZEBRA ON/OFF is being
changed.
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 106 –
Setting Menu Screens
LEVEL 3/6 Screen
This page performs the camera setup level 3 settings.
- L EVE L 3 / 6 ¢
M . PED
SE T UP
MANUA L KNEE
KNEE PO I NT
KNEE S LOPE
WH I T E C L I P
WH I T E C L I P L EVE L
Variable
range
VF
display
M.PED
p128
..
.
o000
..
.
o127
ENG
M.PED (Master pedestal level) setting
SET UP
0%
7.5%
ENG
Setup level switching
MANUAL KNEE
ON
OFF
ENG
Mode setting when AUTO KNEE
switch is set to OFF
KNEE POINT
197
..
.
219
ENG
Manual knee point position setting
KNEE SLOPE
0.
..
12
..
.
25
ENG
Manual knee inclination setting
WHITE CLIP
ON
OFF
White clip ON/OFF switching
WHITE CLIP
LEVEL
214
..
.
254
White clip level setting
Item
: +000
: 7 . 5%
: ON
: 197
: 12
: ON
: 254
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 107 –
Setting Menu Screens
LEVEL 4/6 Screen
This page performs the camera setup level 4 settings.
- L EVE L 4 / 6 ¢
R
G
B
R
B
F L ARE
F L ARE
F L ARE
GAMMA
G AMMA
: --: --: --: +00
: +00
Variable
range
VF
display
R FLARE
00
..
.
100
ENG
Rch flare setting
The preset value differs according to
the camera.
G FLARE
00
..
.
100
ENG
Gch flare setting
The preset value differs according to
the camera.
B FLARE
00
..
.
100
ENG
Bch flare setting
The preset value differs according to
the camera.
R GAMMA
p15
..
.
o00
..
.
o15
ENG
Rch gamma compensation value for
the master gamma.
B GAMMA
p15
..
.
o00
..
.
o15
ENG
Bch gamma compensation value for
the master gamma.
Item
Remarks
|Note{
The R FLARE, G FLARE and B FLARE will not be initialized even when the initialization (default setting) operation is performed.
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 108 –
Setting Menu Screens
LEVEL 5/6 Screen
This page performs the camera setup level 5 settings.
- L EVE L 5 / 6 ¢
MA TR I X
MA TR I X
MA TR I X
MA TR I X
MA TR I X
MA TR I X
MA TR I X
T AB L E
R- G
R-B
G -R
G -B
B-R
B- G
:A
: +10
: +10
: +10
: +10
: +10
: +10
Variable
range
VF
display
MATRIX TABLE
A
B
ENG
Color adjustment table selection
MATRIX R–G
p31
..
.
o10
..
.
o31
ENG
Color adjustment
MATRIX R–B
p31
..
.
o10
..
.
o31
ENG
Color adjustment
MATRIX G–R
p31
..
.
o10
..
.
o31
ENG
Color adjustment
MATRIX G–B
p31
..
.
o10
..
.
o31
ENG
Color adjustment
MATRIX B–R
p31
..
.
o10
..
.
o31
ENG
Color adjustment
MATRIX B–G
p31
..
.
o10
..
.
o31
ENG
Color adjustment
Item
Remarks
|Note{
The white balance and black balance remain unchanged even when the MATRIX
items are changed.
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
|Note{
All settings are “00” for the preset mode of MATRIX TABLE B.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 109 –
Setting Menu Screens
LEVEL 6/6 Screen
This page performs the camera setup level 6 settings.
- L EVE L 6 / 6 ¢
H PHASE COARSE
H PHASE F I NE
SC PHASE COARSE
SC PHASE F I NE
A . I R I S L EVE L
A . I R I S PEAK / AVE
A . I R I S MODE
S . I R I S L EVE L
Variable
range
VF
display
H PHASE
COARSE
0.
..
7.
..
15
ENG
H phase rough adjustment during
GENLOCK mode.
H PHASE FINE
0.
..
128
..
.
255
ENG
H phase fine adjustment during
GENLOCK mode.
SC PHASE
COARSE
0.
..
3
ENG
SC phase rough adjustment during
GENLOCK mode.
SC PHASE FINE
0.
..
128
..
.
255
ENG
SC phase fine adjustment during
GENLOCK mode.
A.IRIS LEVEL
0.
..
78
..
.
100
ENG
Auto iris target value setting
The brightness (iris) is controlled using
this value. The higher the number
selected, the greater the brightness.
A.IRIS PEAK/
AVE.
0.
..
59
..
.
100
ENG
Auto iris peak: average value ratio
setting
The closer the selected value is to 0,
the greater the tendency toward AVE
control; the closer the selected value
is to 100, the greater the tendency
toward PEAK control.
A.IRIS MODE
NORM1
NORM2
CENTR
ENG
Auto iris mode selection
NORM1: Light metering over entire
screen (except for edges).
NORM2: Light metering over entire
screen (except for top).
CENTR: The light is measured only
at the screen center.
S.IRIS LEVEL
0.
..
73
..
.
100
ENG
Super iris target value setting
(Backlight compensation mode)
Item
: 07
: 128
:0
: 128
: 078
: 059
: NORM 1
: 073
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 110 –
Setting Menu Screens
VF OPERATION Screen
This page performs the viewfinder display settings.
- V F OPERA T I ON ¢
V F OUT
V F DT L
Z EBRA 1 DE T ECT
Z EBRA 2 DE T ECT
Z EBRA 2
:Y
:2
: 070
: 085
: S POT
Variable
range
VF
display
VF OUT
Y
NAM
R
G
B
ENG
VF OUT selection
NAM (N Additive Mix): Signals with
the highest level among R, G and B
are output.
VF DTL
0.
..
2.
..
4
ENG
VF DTL selection
The detail of the VF signals is further
boosted. At the “0” setting, the detail is
the same as the main line.
ZEBRA1
DETECT
50
..
.
70
..
.
110
ENG
ZEBRA1 DETECT level (IRE value)
setting
ZEBRA2
DETECT
50
..
.
85
..
.
110
ENG
ZEBRA2 DETECT level (IRE value)
setting
ZEBRA2
ON
OFF
SPOT
ENG
ZEBRA2 ON/OFF switching and SPOT
selection
FWhen ZEBRA2 is set to SPOT, set
Fthe ZEBRA2 DETECT value higher
Fthan the ZEBRA1 DETECT value. If
Fthe ZEBRA2 DETECT value is less
Fthan the ZEBRA1 DETECT value, the
FZEBRA pattern will not be displayed.
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
– 111 –
Setting Menu Screens
LENS ADJ Screen
This page performs the lens adjustments. The ON/OFF status for each item is indicated by displaying an asterix (E) or period
(.) in front of the item on the screen.
- L ENS AD J ¢
Variable
range
Item
E F 2 . 8 AD J
. F 1 6 AD J
F2.8 ADJ
——
F16 ADJ
E: ON
. : OFF
——
VF
display
Remarks
ENG
Voltage is output only when selected
by the cursor (arrow).
ENG
Voltage is output only when selected
by the cursor (arrow).
|Note{
When using a lens which allows the lens iris open or close end to be adjusted, set
either “F2.8 ADJ” or “F16 ADJ” to ON and repeatedly adjust the lens iris until it is
“F2.8” or “F16”, respectively. (Fujinon S18q6.7 BRM4/BERM4 lenses do not have
this adjustment function.)
MENU SELECT 1/3 Screen
This page performs the menu page display ON/OFF settings. The ON/OFF status for each item is indicated by displaying an
asterix (E) or period (.) in front of the item on the screen.
Variable
range
VF
display
MARKER
ON
OFF
ENG
MARKER item user menu display
ON/OFF
VF DISPLAY
ON
OFF
ENG
VF DISPLAY item user menu display
ON/OFF
CAMERA ID
ON
OFF
ENG
CAMERA ID item user menu display
ON/OFF
SHUTTER
SPEED
ON
OFF
ENG
SHUTTER SPEED item user menu
display ON/OFF
SYNCHRO
SCAN
ON
OFF
ENG
SYNCHRO SCAN item user menu
display ON/OFF
!LED
ON
OFF
ENG
!LED item user menu display ON/OFF
MAIN FUNCTION
ON
OFF
ENG
MAIN FUNCTION item user menu
display ON/OFF
BATT/TAPE
ALARM
ON
OFF
ENG
BATT/TAPE ALARM item user menu
display ON/OFF
ON:
This switches the display ON.
OFF: This switches the display OFF.
- MENU SE L ECT 1 / 3 ¢
EMARKER
E V F D I SP L AY
E CAMERA I D
. SHUT T ER SPEED
E SYNCHRO SCAN
. ! L ED
EMA I N FUNCT I ON
. BA T T / T APE A L ARM
E: ON
. : OFF
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
MENU SELECT 2/3 Screen
This page performs the menu page display ON/OFF settings. The ON/OFF status for each item is indicated by displaying an
asterix (E) or period (.) in front of the item on the screen.
- MENU SE L ECT 2 / 3 ¢
. FUNCT I ON 1 / 5
. FUNCT I ON 2 / 5
. FUNCT I ON 3 / 5
. FUNCT I ON 4 / 5
. FUNCT I ON 5 / 5
. T I ME / DA T E
. LOW SE T T I NG
. M I D SE T T I NG
. H I GH SE T T I NG
E: ON
. : OFF
Variable
range
VF
display
FUNCTION 1/5
ON
OFF
ENG
FUNCTION 1/5 item user menu
display ON/OFF
FUNCTION 2/5
ON
OFF
ENG
FUNCTION 2/5 item user menu
display ON/OFF
FUNCTION 3/5
ON
OFF
ENG
FUNCTION 3/5 item user menu
display ON/OFF
FUNCTION 4/5
ON
OFF
ENG
FUNCTION 4/5 item user menu
display ON/OFF
FUNCTION 5/5
ON
OFF
ENG
FUNCTION 5/5 item user menu
display ON/OFF
TIME/DATE
ON
OFF
ENG
TIME/DATE item user menu display
ON/OFF
LOW SETTING
ON
OFF
ENG
LOW SETTING item user menu
display ON/OFF
MID SETTING
ON
OFF
ENG
MID SETTING item user menu display
ON/OFF
HIGH SETTING
ON
OFF
ENG
HIGH SETTING item user menu
display ON/OFF
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
MENU SELECT 3/3 Screen
This page performs the menu page display ON/OFF settings. The ON/OFF status for each item is indicated by displaying an
asterix (E) or period (.) in front of the item on the screen.
- MENU SE L ECT 3 / 3 ¢
. L EVE L 1 / 6
. L EVE L 2 / 6
. L EVE L 3 / 6
. L EVE L 4 / 6
. L EVE L 5 / 6
. L EVE L 6 / 6
. V F OPERA T I ON
. L ENS AD J
E: ON
. : OFF
Variable
range
VF
display
LEVEL 1/6
ON
OFF
ENG
LEVEL 1/6 item user menu display
ON/OFF
LEVEL 2/6
ON
OFF
ENG
LEVEL 2/6 item user menu display
ON/OFF
LEVEL 3/6
ON
OFF
ENG
LEVEL 3/6 item user menu display
ON/OFF
LEVEL 4/6
ON
OFF
ENG
LEVEL 4/6 item user menu display
ON/OFF
LEVEL 5/6
ON
OFF
ENG
LEVEL 5/6 item user menu display
ON/OFF
LEVEL 6/6
ON
OFF
ENG
LEVEL 6/6 item user menu display
ON/OFF
VF OPERATION
ON
OFF
ENG
VF OPERATION item user menu
display ON/OFF
LENS ADJ
ON
OFF
ENG
LENS ADJ item user menu display
ON/OFF
Item
Remarks
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Setting Menu Screens
AUTO SHADING Screen
This page performs the auto shading settings. Align the arrow with the desired BLACK or WHITE item and press the UP or
DOWN button to execute the setting.
- AUT O
¢
SHAD I NG -
B L ACK
WH I T E ( V . SAW )
B L ACK COMPE
WH I T E COMPE
: ON
: ON
Variable
range
Item
VF
display
Remarks
BLACK
——
ENG
Auto black shading (digital) activated
WHITE (V. SAW)
——
ENG
Auto white shading (V. SAW) activated
BLACK COMPE
ON
OFF
ENG
Black compensation ON/OFF
WHTE COMPE
ON
OFF
ENG
White compensation ON/OFF
The underlined setting in the Variable range column indicates the preset mode.
DATA RESET Screen
This page resets the menu display item settings. Aligning the cursor (arrow) with the item and pressing the UP or DOWN
button resets the settings.
- DA T A RESE T ¢
MENU
Variable
range
Item
INIT.
DATA RESET
——
VF
display
ENG
Remarks
Sets the setting menu to the status
when shipped from the factory.
|Note{
The flare compensation value (LEVEL 4/6) and shading compensation value (AUTO
SHADING) do not return to the default settings.
DIAGNOSTIC Screen
This page displays the unit’s operating conditions and software version.
- D I AGNOS T I C OPERA T I ON
: 00000
DRUM RUNN I NG : 0 0 0 0 0
THREAD I NG
: 00000
V TR SYSCON
CAM SYSCON
Variable
range
Item
∑ 1 0 h
∑ 1 0 h
∑ 1 0
: Ve r < 1 . 0 >
: Ve r < 1 . 0 >
VF
display
Remarks
OPERATION
——
ENG
Operating time with the power ON
DRUM RUNNING
——
ENG
Drum rotating time
THREADING
——
VTR SYSCON
——
ENG
Software version display
CAM SYSCON
——
ENG
Software version display
——
Loading time
Menu screen display methods
USER menu: Setting the MENU switch to SET displays the USER menu.
ENG menu: Holding down the SHIFT/ITEM and UP buttons simultaneously and setting the MENU switch to SET displays
the ENG menu.
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Warning System
If trouble is detected immediately after the power is turned on or during operation, the display window (LCD), WARNING lamp,
lamps inside the viewfinder, and warning tones from the speaker and earphone inform the operator of trouble.
Display window (LCD)
Item
RF
SERVO
HUMID
SLACK
RemainWarning ing
Warning
display battery
display
level
status
display
RF
Lighted
F1)
SERVO Lighted
HUMID
SLACK
Lighted
Flashes
Lamps
RemainWARNing tape
ING
length
lamp
display
Flashes
4 times
per
second
Flashes
4 times
per
second
Lighted
Flashes
4 times
per
second
REC
lamp
Flashes
4 times
per
second
Flashes
4 times
per
second
Flashes
4 times
per
second
Flashes
4 times
per
second
Warning
tone
Emitted
4 times
per
second
F1)
Emitted
4 times
per
second
Emitted
4 times
per
second
F1)
Warning
contents
VTR (section)
operation
Countermeasures
Video head
clogging,
recording
system trouble
Head clogging is
detected and a
warning tone
emitted. Images
may not be
recorded properly.
Clean the heads.
If images still
cannot be
recorded properly
after the heads
are cleaned,
consult your
dealer.
The servo is
out of order.
Recording
continues, but
images may not
be recorded
properly.
Turn off the power
and consult your
dealer. (Lamps
may flash briefly
and then go off
when tape running
starts, but this
does not indicate
trouble.)
Condensation
Recording
continues, but
stops if tape
sticking occurs.
Playback, fast
forward and
rewind operation
stops.
If tape running
stops and the
HUMID display
does not go off
even when the
power is turned off
and then on again,
wait until the
display goes off.
An error code
appears in the
time code display
position of the
display window
(LCD) and the
VTR stops.
Check the error
code in the display
window (see
page 118) and
consult your
dealer.
Continuous
tone F2)
ContinuTape wind-up
ous
trouble
tone
F1) During recording
F2) During playback, fast forward or rewind
|Note{
If a cleaning tape is not available to deal with video head clogging, etc., first establish the STOP mode and then press the STOP button again while the RESET
button on the side panel is kept depressed. While these buttons are held down,
the cleaning roller will clean the heads for a maximum of 10 seconds.
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Warning System
Display window (LCD)
Item
TAPE END
BATTERY
END
Remaining
Warning Warning
battery
display display
level
status
display
Lamps
RemainWARNing tape
ING
length
lamp
display
REC
lamp
Flashes
F1)
1 of the
7 bars
displayed;
5-0
display
inside
the
viewfinder
flashes
Flashes
1 time
per
second
Emitted
4 times
per
second
Flashes
All 7 bars
Lighted
displayed
Flashes
4 times
per
second
Continu- The tape has
ous
reached its
tone
end.
Flashes
1 time
per
second
Flashes
1 time
per
second
Emitted
The battery
4 times
Operation
has almost run
per
continues.
out.
secondF1)
Replace the
battery as
necessary.
Lighted
Flashes
4 times
per
second
ContinuThe battery
ous
has run out.
tone
Replace the
battery.
E TAPE
F
Flashes
1 of the
7 bars
displayed
Flashes
All 7 bars
displayed
E BATT
F
Flashes
1 time
per
secondF1)
Warning
tone
Warning
contents
The tape is
nearing its
end.
VTR (section)
operation
Countermeasures
Operation
continues.
Replace the tape
as necessary.
Recording,
playback or fast
forward operation
stops.
Replace the
cassette or rewind
the tape.
Operation stops.
F1) During recording
F2) During playback, fast forward or rewind
|Notes{
ÁWhen trouble occurs with the external VTR connected to the unit, warnings are displayed only by the unit’s REC and TALLY
lamps.
ÁWhen connecting the external VTR to the 26-pin output adaptor and recording simultaneously with the internal and external
VTRs, the REC and TALLY lamps flash if trouble occurs in either VTR. Check the warning displays of each VTR to confirm
the error contents.
Warning system priorities are as follows.
1 SLACK
2 BATTERY END
3 TAPE END
4 BATTERY NEAR END
5 TAPE NEAR END
6 HUMID
7 SERVO
8 RF
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Emergency eject
If the cassette cannot be ejected by pressing the EJECT button, use a screwdriver or similar tool
to press and turn the EMERGENCY screw. This enables the cassette to be removed.
1
2
3
4
5
Set the power to OFF.
Remove the rubber cap where shown in the figure. Insert a Phillips head screwdriver into
the cross-shaped part of the EMERGENCY screw (red).
While pushing in with the screwdriver, turn the EMERGENCY screw counterclockwise until
the tape is ejected.
1 This screw needs to be rotated through about 30 turns after the first turn until the unloading can be started.
2 This screw needs to be rotated through about 120 turns after the first turn until the tape
is ejected.
Remove the cassette.
Return the rubber cap to its original position.
|Notes{
1. Do not turn the EMERGENCY screw except in an emergency.
2. Do not turn the screw clockwise. Stop turning the screw as soon as the tape is ejected.
Otherwise, the mechanism may be damaged.
3. After the tape is ejected, the cassette holder will not lock into placed even when an attempt is
made to close it. Be sure to turn the power off and turn it back on to reset the mechanism’s
operation, and then close the cassette holder.
4. A clicking sound will be heard when the EMERGENCY screw is turned: this sound is made
by the real drive operation and is therefore not indicative of a malfunction.
Cassette holder
A Set the power to OFF.
B
EMERGENCY screw
C Push in and turn at the same time.
1 This screw needs to be rotated through about 30 turns after
the first turn until the unloading can be started.
2 This screw needs to be rotated through about 120 turns after
the first turn until the tape is ejected.
Error Codes
When an error occurs in the unit for some reason or other, the following error codes appear in
the display window.
Code
No.
Contents
8
Solenoid trouble
9
The servo is not locked.
A
Condensation has occurred.
B
Supply reel trouble
C
Take-up reel trouble
D
Capstan trouble
E
Cylinder trouble
F
Loading trouble
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Maintenance
Condensation
If the unit is moved from a cold location to a warm location or used in areas with high humidity,
the moisture in the air may adhere as water droplets on the head drum. This is called condensation, and if the tape is run under these conditions, it will easily stick to the drum. Therefore, the
following points should be observed.
ÁIf the unit is moved under conditions where condensation may occur, eject the tape.
ÁBefore inserting the tape, set the POWER switch to ON and check that the HUMID display in
the display window is not lighted. If the HUMID display is lighted, do not insert the tape until the
display goes off.
The HUMID display
is not lighted.
Cleaning the Video Heads
Use the AJ-CL12MP cleaning cassette when head cleaning is required. Improper use of the
cleaning cassette may damage the video heads. Therefore, read the Handling Instructions for
the cleaning tape carefully before use.
Cleaning the Viewfinder
ÁDo not use thinner or other solvents to remove dirt from the viewfinder.
ÁWipe the lens with lens cleaner available on the market.
ÁAbsolutely do not wipe the mirror. If dirt, etc. has adhered to the mirror, remove it using a air
blower available on the market.
Characteristic Phenomenon of CCD Cameras
Smear
Smear occurs when shooting high-intensity subjects, and occurs more easily as the electronic
shutter speed increases.
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Inspections Before Shooting
Perform the following inspections before shooting to check that all systems are operating properly. Checking the image with a color monitor is recommended.
Inspection Preparations
3
4
2
2
1
2
3
4
1
Insert a charged battery pack.
Set the POWER switch to ON and check that the HUMID display does not appear and that
five or more bars of the remaining battery level display are lighted.
ÁIf the HUMID display appears, wait until the display goes off.
ÁIf five or more bars of the remaining battery level display are not lighted, replace the battery pack with a sufficiently charged battery pack.
Check that there are no cables, etc. around the cassette holder and top panel, and then
press the EJECT button to open the cassette holder.
Check the following items, and then insert a cassette and close the cassette holder.
ÁThe cassette is not set to the write protect status.
ÁThere is no slack in the tape.
Inspecting the Camera Section
Set the switches as follows.
WHITE BAL: A or B
OUTPUT: BARS
Iris: AUTO
Zoom: AUTO
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Gain: Normally, set to 0 dB. When it is too
dark, it is set to the appropriate gain.
VTR SAVE/STBY: STBY
Inspections Before Shooting
Inspecting the Viewfinder
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Adjust the position of the viewfinder.
Check that the color bar appears on the viewfinder screen, and then adjust the BRIGHT,
CONTRAST and PEAKING controls so that the color bar appears clearly on the viewfinder.
Check the following items.
(1) Set the MENU SET/OFF switch to SET and check that the setting menu appears on
the viewfinder screen.
(2) Press the PAGE button and check that the setting menu page changes.
(3) Press the SHIFT/ITEM switch and check that the cursor moves within the page.
(4) Press the UP or DOWN button to check that the setting or ON/OFF display of the item
selected with the cursor changes.
Set the OUTPUT/AUTO KNEE switch to CAM and switch the FILTER knob to 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Check that the number of the FILTER display on the viewfinder screen changes in accordance with the knob position.
Perform the following operations to check that the (!) lamp lights when the items set to ON
at the (!) LED page are operated.
(1) Set the gain to any value other than 0 dB with the GAIN switch.
(2) Set the SHUTTER switch to ON.
(3) Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
(4) Insert the lens extender.
(5) Set the FILTER knob to any position other than “1”.
Press the SHUTTER switch repeatedly from the ON position to the SEL side and check that
the shutter setting on the viewfinder screen changes.
Aim the lens at an appropriate subject and turn the focus ring to bring the subject into focus.
Check the image appearing in the viewfinder.
Set both the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 switches to FRONT [MIC] and set LEVEL METER on
the VF DISPLAY page of the setting menu to ON. Check that the audio level appears on the
viewfinder screen when sound is input from the microphone connected to the MIC IN jack
on the front panel. Then, check that the audio level disappears from the viewfinder screen
when LEVEL METER on the VF DISPLAY page of the setting menu is set to OFF.
Check that the zebra pattern appears on the viewfinder screen when the ZEBRA switch is
set to ON, and disappears when the ZEBRA switch is set to OFF.
|Note{
The items and functions in steps 3 to 6 may not be displayed or may not operate depending on
the setting conditions. Set the unit to engineer mode, set DISPLAY MODE on the VF DISPLAY
page of the setting menu to “3”, and then set the required items at the SHUTTER SPEED, (!)
LED and MENU SELECT 1/3 to 3/3 pages.
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Inspections Before Shooting
Inspecting the Iris and Zoom Functions
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Set the zoom to electric zoom mode and check the electric zoom operation. Check that
the image changes to telephoto and wide angle.
Set the zoom to manual zoom mode and check the manual zoom operation. Turn the
manual zoom lever and check that the image changes to telephoto and wide angle.
Set the iris to automatic adjustment mode and aim the lens at subjects with differing
brightness to check that the automatic iris adjustment functions.
Set the iris to manual adjustment mode and turn the iris ring to check the manual iris adjustment.
Hold down the instant iris automatic adjustment button and aim the lens at subjects with
differing brightness to check the instant iris automatic adjustment performance.
Return the iris to automatic adjustment mode and change the GAIN switch setting toL, M
and H to check the following items.
ÁThe iris is adjusted with respect to subjects with the same brightness in accordance with
the switch setting.
ÁThe gain value display on the viewfinder screen changes in accordance with the switch
setting.
When a lens with an extender is mounted, set the extender to the used position to check
that the extender functions properly.
Perform “(1) Tape Running Inspections” to “(4) Earphone and Speaker Inspections” below consecutively.
Inspecting the VTR Section
(1) Tape Running Inspections
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Set the VTR SAVE/STBY switch to SAVE and check that the VTR SAVE lamp inside the
viewfinder lights.
Set the VTR SAVE/STBY switch to STBY and check that the VTR SAVE lamp goes off.
Set the F-RUN/R-RUN switch to R-RUN.
Set the DISPLAY switch to CTL.
Press the unit’s VTR START button and check the following items.
ÁThe tape reels turn.
ÁThe counter display number changes.
ÁThe REC lamp inside the viewfinder lights.
ÁThe RF and SERVO lamps in the display window do not light.
Press the unit’s VTR START button again. Check that the tape stops and the REC lamp
inside the viewfinder goes off.
Check the same operations as in steps 5 and 6 using the VTR button of the lens.
Press the RESET button and check that the counter display number changes to
“00:00:00:00”.
Set the LIGHT switch to ON and check that the display window is illuminated.
Press the REW button and then press the PLAY button after the tape has rewound for a
while. Check that the recording, playback and rewind operations are performed properly.
Press the FF button and check that fast forward operation is performed properly.
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Inspections Before Shooting
(2) Inspection of Audio Level Automatic Adjustment Functions
1
2
3
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch to AUTO.
Set the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 switch to FRONT [MIC].
Aim a microphone connected to the MIC IN jack at an appropriate sound source and check
that the level display for both CH1 and CH2 changes in accordance with the sound level.
(3) Inspection of Audio Level Manual Adjustment Functions
1
2
3
Set the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 switch to FRONT [MIC].
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH2 switch to MAN.
Turn the AUDIO LEVEL CH1/CH2 controls and check that the level display increases when
the controls are turned to the right.
(4) Earphone and Speaker Inspections
1
2
3
4
Set the VTR SAVE/STBY switch to STBY.
Turn the MONITOR control and check that the speaker volume changes.
Connect an earphone to the PHONES jack. Check that the sound to the speaker is cut off
and that the microphone sound can be heard from the earphone.
Turn the MONITOR control and check that the earphone volume changes.
(5) Inspections when Using an External Microphone
1
2
3
Connect an external microphone to the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors.
Set the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 switch to REAR [MIC].
Aim the microphone at a sound source and check that the audio level meter in the display
window and the audio level display inside the viewfinder change in accordance with the
sound level. Each channel can also be checked separately by connecting a single microphone to each channel.
(6) Time Code and User Bit-Related Inspections
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Set the user bit as necessary.
ÁSee “Setting the User Bit” (page 76) for a description of setting methods.
Set the time code.
ÁSee “Setting the Time Code” (page 75) for a description of setting methods.
Set the F-RUN/R-RUN switch to R-RUN.
Press the VTR START button.
Check that the tape runs and the counter display number changes.
Press the VTR START button again.
Check that the tape stops and the counter display number stops changing.
Set the F-RUN/R-RUN switch to F-RUN.
Check that the counter display number changes regardless of the tape running status.
Set the DISPLAY switch to UB.
Check that the set user bit is displayed.
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Specifications
General
Power supply voltage:
Power consumption:
Operating temperature:
Storage temperature:
Operating humidity:
Continuous operating time:
Weight:
Dimensions:
DC 12 V
23 W
32uF to 104uF
p4uF to 140uF
Less than 85% (relative humidity)
Approx. 90 min. (using 1 Anton Bauer Trimpac 14 battery)
Approx. 12.87 lbs (5.85 kg) (incld. main unit, viewfinder, lens,
battery pack, tape and microphone)
41/2½ (W)q101/16½ (includ. handle) (H)q127/8½ (D)
119.2q255.5q326.3 mm
Camera Section
Pick-up devices:
System:
Picture elements:
Spectral system:
Built-in filters:
1/2-inch on-chip FIT type of CCD
RGB 3-CCD system
410,000 pixel
F1.4 prism system
1; 3200K
2; 5600Ko1/4 ND
3; 5600K
4; 5600Ko1/16 ND
Quantization:
10-bit A/D (R, G and B channels), 14.3 MHz
Digital signal processing:
16-bit long operation, 14.3 MHz/28.6 MHz
Horizontal drive frequency:
14.3 MHz
Programmable gains:
3 positions can be set from among p3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18,
21, 24 and 30 dB.
Super gain:
30 dB
Shutter speeds:
1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 and 1/2000 sec.
Synchro scan mode; 1/30.4–1/57.4 sec., 1/61.7–1/250 sec.
Lens mount:
1/2½ Bayonet type
Sensitivity:
F8 (2000 lux, 89.9% reflection)
Minimum subject brightness: 2 lux (F1.4, o30 dB)
Image S/N ratio:
62 dB (typical)
Horizontal resolution:
750 lines (center)
Vertical resolution:
400 lines/more than 450 lines (Super V mode)
Sampling frequency:
14.3 MHz/28.6 MHz
Registration:
Below 0.03% (entire range) (excld. lens)
Geometric distortion:
Below measurable limit (excld. lens)
Viewfinder
CRT:
Resolution:
Controls/Switches:
1.5½ monochrome
600 lines (center)
Controls; BRIGHT, CONTRAST, PEAKING
Switches; TALLY, ZEBRA
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Specifications
VTR Section
VTR Video System (during playback on a standard playback unit)
Bands:
S/N ratio:
K factor (2T pulse):
Y/C delay:
Brightness; 30 Hz to 5.75 MHzo1.0 dB/p3.0 dB
55 dB
Within 2%
Within 30 ns
VTR Audio System (during playback on a standard playback unit)
Sampling frequency:
Quantization:
Frequency response:
Dynamic range:
Distortion:
Wow/flutter:
Head room:
Emphasis:
48 kHz (synchronized to video)
16-bits/sample
20 Hz to 20 kHzt1.0 dB (at reference level)
80 dB or more (at 1 kHz, AWTD)
Within 0.1% (at 1 kHz, operating level)
Below measurable limit
20 dB
T1r50 ¯s, T2r15 ¯s (can be turned ON/OFF)
VTR Tape Running System
Tape speed:
Recording/playback time:
FF/REW time:
33.820 mm/s
Approx. 66 min. (using the AJ-P66MP)
Approx. 3 min. (using the AJ-P66MP)
Connectors
Input
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2
(XLRX2, 3-pin, female):
MIC IN (XLR, 3-pin, female):
GENLOCK IN (BNC):
MIC/LINE switchable, balanced, more than 10 kohm
MIC; Menu setting to p60/p50/p40 dBu
LINE; Menu setting to p6/0/o4 dBu
Phantom o48 V, balanced, 3 kohm
Menu setting to p60/p50/p40 dBu
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm
Output
CAMERA OUT (BNC):
VIDEO OUT (BNC):
AUDIO OUT (CH1/CH2/MIX)
(XLR, 3-pin, male):
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm
o4 dBu, balanced, low-impedance
(Menu setting to CH1/CH2/MIX)
PHONES (mini-jack·1):
Other
DC IN (XLR, 4-pin, male):
DC OUT (4-pin):
LENS (12-pin):
REMOTE (ECU, 6-pin):
DC 11 to 17 V
DC 11 to 17 V, maximum rated current; 0.1 A
Accessories
Microphone kit
Tripod attachment
Sony battery connector (screw included)
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Specifications
Related Components
Power supply related
AU-BP220, AU-BP402 battery packs
AG-B425 battery charger (for charging the AU-BP220 and AU-BP402 battery packs)
AU-M402H battery case
AJ-B75 AC adaptor
Viewfinder
5-inch viewfinder
External VTR-related
Portable video cassette recorder
AJ-YA710PF time code input/output/video input adaptor
AJ-YA900P 26-pin/12-pin output adaptor (for connecting an external VTR to the 26-pin interface)
AJ-YA700PF 26-pin output adaptor (for connecting an external VTR to the 26-pin interface)
AQ-EC1 extension control unit
Connection cables
Áfor connecting an external VTR to the 26-pin interface
Áfor connecting an external VTR to the 14-pin/26-pin interface
ÁSHAN-C12TCA multi connector cable
FVideo input connector can only be used for return video input.
Audio components
AJ-MH700P microphone holder
WX-RA700 wireless receiver
WX-R980 camera attachment
Maintenance products
AJ-CL12MP cleaning tape
AJ-SC900 soft carrying case
SHAN-B700 carrying case
SHAN-RC700 rain cover
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PANASONIC BROADCAST & DIGITAL SYSTEMS COMPANY
DIVISION OF MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA
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