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DR-DV5000
DV Video Disk Recorder
USER GUIDE
FireStore DR-DV5000 User Guide
FireStore DR-DV5000 User Guide
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
(For U.S.Model)
The serial number for this equipment is located
on the bottom of the unit. Please write this serial
number on your enclosed warranty card and
keep it in a secure area. This is for your security.
INFORMATION TO USER
Alteration or modifications carried out
without appropriate authorization may
invalidate the user’s right to operate
the equipment.
CAUTION:
This product satisfies FCC regulations when
shielded cables and connectors are used to
connect the unit to other equipment. To prevent
electromagnetic interference with electric
appliances such as radios and televisions, use
shielded cables and connectors for connections.
NOTE:
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 in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception,which can
be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
CAUTION:
• Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than
those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
• The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye hazard.
THE ON/OFF SWITCH IS SECONDARY
CONNECTED AND THEREFORE DOES
NOT SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM
MAINS POWER IN STANDBY
POSITION.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT USE A (POLARIZED) PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE
OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT
BLADE EXPOSURE.
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES
CHOCS ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER
CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN
PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT
OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT,
SAUF SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE
INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER
AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model
properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for
future reference.
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IMPORTANT
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE.REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS – All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS – The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
HEED WARNINGS – All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS – All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING – Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. The product should be
cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry
cloth. Never clean with furniture wax, benzine,
insecticides or other volatile liquids since they
may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS – Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as
they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE – Do not use this
product near water – for example, near a bathtub,
wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet
basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES – Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or an adult, and serious damage to the product.
Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold
with the product. Any mounting of the product
should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory recommended
by the manufacturer.
CART – A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the product and
cart combination to overturn.
VENTILATION – Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase
or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES – This product should be
operated only form the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supply to your home, consult
your dealer or local power company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in
a stable location.
NON-USE PERIODS – The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION –
• If this product is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug ( a plug having one
blade wider than the other), it will fit into the
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should
still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace
your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug.
• If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding
type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION – Power supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING – If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article
810 of the National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
provides information with regard to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding connectors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See Fig. A.
LIGHTNING – For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product due
to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES – An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of overhead
power lines or other electric light or power
circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines
or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to keep
from touching such power lines or circuits as
contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING – Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY – Never push
objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short-out parts that could result in a fire
or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on
the product.
SERVICING – Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE – Unplug this
product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
• When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
• If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the product.
• If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
• If the product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product
to its normal operation.
• If the product has been dropped or damaged in
any way.
• When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance – this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS – When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics as
the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK – Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the product is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNT – The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT – The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat, registers,
stoves or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
Fig A
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. warrants
this product against defects in materials
or workmanship as follows:
For a period of TWO years from the date
of purchase, FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.
will repair or replace the unit, at our option,
without charge for parts or labor. After the
period of TWO years, you must pay all
parts and labor charges.
The limited warranty is extended only to
the original purchaser. It does not cover
damage or failure caused by or attributable
to Acts of God, abuse, misuse, improper or
abnormal usage, faulty installation, improper
maintenance, lightning, or other incidences of
excessive voltage, or any repairs or tampering
by other than a FOCUS Enhancements
authorized repair facility. It does not cover
replacement of batteries or other consumable
parts, transportation costs or damage in
transit. This warranty will become void if the
serial number or model number identification
has been wholly or partially removed or
erased. Repair or replacement under the
terms of this warranty do not extend the
terms of this warranty. This warranty can
not be modified by an agent of FOCUS
Enhancements, Inc. unless in written and
signed by an officer of FOCUS
Enhancements, Inc.
Should this product prove defective in
workmanship or material, the consumer’s
sole remedies shall be such repair or
replacement provided by the terms of
this warranty. Under no circumstances shall
FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. be liable for
any loss or damage, direct, consequential, or
incidental, arising out of the use of or inability
to use this product. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusions or limitations of
incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations or exclusions may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
For customers outside the USA or Canada,
please contact your dealer or distributor
for repairs or technical support. Refer to
document MANL-0907-XX for a list of
International Dealers and Authorized Service
Centers.
In the United States or Canada, to obtain
warranty service, call or write the FOCUS
Enhancements, Inc. Technical Support Line
for a Return Material Authorization (RMA)
number. Technical Support can be reached at:
Email:
support@FOCUSinfo. com
Telephone: 408-370-9963. 8AM-5PM,
Monday to Friday (PST)
(Hint: Mondays tend to be the busiest)
Fax:
408-866-4859
Address: FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.
1370 Dell Ave.
Campbell, CA. 95008
Please mark the RMA number clearly on
the outside of the package. Include a copy
of your sales receipt, a brief description of the
symptoms, your name, address, phone number
and any special shipping instructions. Then
deliver or ship the product, postage and shipping
costs prepaid, to a FOCUS Enhancements
authorized repair facility. For the name of
the nearest repair facility, contact FOCUS
Enhancements, Inc. Technical Support.
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Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE
Warning and Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Statement of Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Statement of Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
PACKAGE CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
WHAT IS A DTE DISK RECORDER? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
WHAT IS FIRESTORE DR-DV5000? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
BASIC APPLICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
MOUNTING TO A CAMCORDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
INSERTING AND REMOVING FIRESTORE FSHDD-1 FIREWIRE DRIVES . . . . . . . . . . .11
USING EXTERNAL FIREWIRE DISK DRIVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Physical Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
FRONT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
LCD DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
FRONT PANEL BUTTONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
REAR CONNECTOR PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
DR-DV5000 Menus And Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
RECORD MODE MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Normal Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Retro Disk Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Retro Cache Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Snap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Time Lapse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Dump To Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Dump To Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
PLAY MODE MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Play Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Loop Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Loop All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Play All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
CONTROL MODE MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
AV/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Syncro Slave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Series Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Split Slaved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
HDD BYPASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
RECORD FORMAT MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
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SETUP MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
HDD Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Date Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Set Date & Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Operating System Version No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Operating System Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Cam Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Timecode Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Timecode, User Bit & Drop/Non-Drop Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Infrared Sensor Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
GPI Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
LCD Back Light Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Clip Preview Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Audio Correct Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
UTILITIES MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Organize Keeper Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Organize OMF Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Delete Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Format Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Partition Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Repair Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
File Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Factory Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Getting Firestore Recorded Clips Onto A Computer System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Mounting Firewire Disk Drives To Windows XP, 2000,
98SE And ME Computer Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Using Firestore DR-DV5000 Recorded Avid OMF Clips On Avid Xpress DV. . . . . . . . . . . .36
Dismounting Firewire Disk Drives Fro38m Windows XP, 2000,
98SE and ME Computer Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Mounting Firewire Disk Drives To Macintosh Computer Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Dismounting Firewire Disk Drives From Macintosh Computer Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
DR-DV5000 Remote Control Commanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
DR-DV5000 Record And Control LCD And Camcorder
Viewfinder Display Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
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INTRODUCTION
• One (1) 3.5mm to DB9 Serial Cable
Thank you for purchasing the Focus
Enhancements FireStore DR-DV5000 DTE
DV Video Disk Recorder for JVC full-size DV
camcorders. DR-DV5000 adds a digital disk
recorder/player for a powerful acquisition
combination.
• One (1) Battery Gasket
• One (1) GY-DV500/-550/-700 Adapter Plate
w/ four (4) mount screws
• User Guide CD-ROM
• QuickStart Guide
The purpose of this User Guide is to explain
the features and operation of the FireStore
DR-DV5000. You have also received a DRDV5000 QuickStart guide which should be
kept for quick future reference. Please study
the contents of this User Guide before
attempting to use your DR-DV5000.
Check the Focus Enhancements website
regularly for updates to software and
documentation and if you have questions
or require further assistance with your
FireStore DR-DV5000, please visit:
www.focusinfo.com/support
Alternatively, contact your Focus
Enhancements or JVC FireStore
dealer/distributor.
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Please take a moment to study the contents of
your FireStore DR-DV5000 package. You
should have the following contents:
• One (1) FireStore DR-DV5000 Unit w/ two
(2) captive screws
• One (1) FireStore FSHDD-1 FireWire Hard
Disk Drive (HDD)*
• One (1) Hardwire Remote Commander
If any of these contents are missing, please
contact Focus Enhancements or your JVC
FireStore dealer/distributor immediately.
You may need to purchase cables to connect
more than one hard disk drive to FireStore
DR-DV5000 at a time. Your Focus Enhancements
dealer can help you identify additional cables
you may need.
* Depending on the model number that is
ordered, drive capacity may vary. Please verify
that you have received the correct FireStore
FSHDD-1 capacity that you ordered.
WHAT IS A DTE DISK RECORDER?
A DTE DV Disk Recorder is a device that
allows you to record/playback DV video
directly to/from a removable FireWire hard
disk drive without using a computer. Video is
input or output as a DV Video Stream through
FireStore which writes/reads a DV data stream
in NLE native file formats from/to a FireWire
hard disk drive.
WHAT IS FIRESTORE DR-DV5000?
FireStore DR-DV5000 is a DTE DV Disk
Recorder that mounts directly to JVC Full
Size DV camcorders. With DR-DV5000, it is
possible to:
• One (1) Infrared Remote Commander
• One (1) 6-pin to 4-pin Right Angle
FireWire cable.
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• Input or output DV video from/to JVC DV
camcorders such as the GY-DV5000, DV500,
DV550 and DV700. It is also possible to use it
stand-alone with virtually any DV video device
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• Capture clips to hard disk at the acquisition
stage - there is no need to capture later.
• Simultaneously record to disk while
recording to your camcorder's tape
• Record clips to disk in DTE Technology
based “edit-ready” file formats such as Raw
DV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, Matrox AVI,
Canopus AVI, QuickTime and Avid DV-OMF.
This means clips are immediately available to
your NLE system without first having to
transfer or convert the clips.
• Connect your FireWire disk directly to your
computer or connect via FireStore which
allows mount and dismount of the drives
without re-cabling or computer re-boots.
• Jump from clip to clip without spooling
through tape when in playback mode.
• As well as video, record and playback
embedded DV audio in either 2-ch (16-bit,
48kHz) or 4-ch (12-bit, 32kHz) formats.
• Record source timecode from your camcorder
or create your own Free Run, Regen or Rec
Run timecode. It is also possible to preset
timecode and user-bit values.
DV based camcorder GPI port. Alternatively,
control DR-DV5000 via RS-232C (using the
included 3.5mm to DB-9 cable), wired remote
or infrared remote control.
• Daisy-chain up to four FireWire (IEEE1394) hard drives (in addition to the internal
removable FSHDD-1 FireWire hard drive)
together for extremely long, uninterrupted
record times.
BASIC APPLICATIONS
FireStore DR-DV5000 can be used
both in the acquisition stage of production,
the editing/post production stage and the
presentation stage. FireStore DR-DV5000 is
most useful in the following applications:
• Record DV video live to disk at the
acquisition stage. Not only will you have an
exact copy of your camcorder’s tape footage
on disk with the same timecode, audio and
video information, it will be possible to
quickly review shot footage back through your
camcorder without risking damaging the tape
in your camcorder’s tape transport. This
“confidence recording” will save time and
reduce costly re-shoots during production.
• Use trick playback modes such as up to
30X/-30X fast-forward and rewind speeds,
reverse play, loop clip and loop entire disk.
• Clips are recorded in DTE Technology
based “edit-ready” file formats such as
RawDV, AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, Matrox AVI,
Canopus AVI, QuickTime or Avid DV-OMF.
This will allow you to get your footage onto
a computer (Mac or PC) and view or edit it
quickly. The FireStore FSHDD-1 or external
FireWire disk drive can either be connected
directly to your computer (without FireStore)
or through FireStore which allows you to
mount/un-mount any connected drives without
re-cabling or re-booting. This also allows you
to capture footage to disk without tying up
your computer.
• Control DR-DV5000 remotely via FireWire
(for triggering record/pause or AV/C) from a
• Playback DV video clips that were recorded
to a connected FireWire hard disk drive from
• Record, play and navigate using FireStore
DR-DV5000’s VTR style controls.
• Record and recall a single frame of DV
video. Also record user definable time-lapse
sequences.
• Slow playback down or speed it up by 1
frame per second increments.
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FireStore DR-DV5000 to any DV video
device such as a mixer, camcorder or deck.
Use FireStore’s random access capabilities
to navigate quickly from clip to clip without
having to spool forward and backward through
tape. Use FireStore DR-DV5000’s trick
playback modes such as multi-speed fast
forward, incremental 1 frame per second
slow motion and reverse play to present
DV video in industrial, presentation or
scientific applications.
MOUNTING TO A CAMCORDER
The FireStore DR-DV5000 is designed to
mount directly to full size JVC Professional
DV camcorders. When mounted to JVC
GY-DV5000/ 5000E/ 5001 camcorders,
the DR-DV5000 “hooks” to the rear of the
camcorder in the usual position of the battery.
These camcorders and DR-DV5000 also
feature a 52-pin connector that allows unique
communication between both devices. To
mount to a Professional DV series camcorder,
do the following:
2) If you are using a JVC GY-DV500, 550 or
700, you will first need to add the supplied
adapter plate to the rear of your camcorder
(this plate will allow the DR-DV5000 to
“hook” to the back of your camcorder.) Use
the supplied four screws to mount. GYDV5000 series camcorder owners can ignore
this step.
1) Remove and disconnect the attached
battery system from the camcorder. Consult
either your camcorder’s documentation or
documentation from your battery system for
more detailed information on removing the
battery system. Leave the rubber gasket that
was between the camcorder and battery
system in place.
3) DR-DV5000 features a two wire connector
with black and red cables that connects main
power between the DR-DV5000 and the
camcorder. Connect this to the equivalent
connector on the rear of your camcorder.
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If you are using a digital battery system that
passes battery life status to the camcorder, and
are using a camcorder that is compatible with
these systems, connect the following cables
between DR-DV5000 and camcorder:
Anton/Bauer Digital Battery System
- Grey and Orange Cable
IDX Syncron Digital Battery System
- Blue and Red Cable
5) Once mounted, secure the two captive
screws at the base of DR-DV5000 to the
camcorder. Ensure that no cables are
“pinched” between the DR-DV5000 and
the camcorder.
4) “Hook” the DR-DV5000 to the rear of the
the GY-DV5000 camcorder. If you are using
a JVC GY-DV5000 camcorder, use care to
ensure that the 52-pin connector on DRDV5000 mounts properly to the equivalent
connector on your camcorder. Harness any
loose cables into the “Hidey-Hole” on the DRDV5000.
6) Re-attach the battery system to the rear
of the DR-DV5000. Ensure to connect all
power cables and utilize the supplied gasket
between DR-DV5000 and the battery system.
Harness any loose cables in the “Hidey-Hole”
on the rear of DR-DV5000.
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INSERTING AND REMOVING
FIRESTORE FSHDD-1 FIREWIRE
DRIVES
The best way to get to know the FireStore
FSHDD-1 FireWire HDD is by studying
the supplied manual. The manual provides
detailed instructions and illustrations.
7) Finally, connect a 6-pin to 4-pin FireWire
cable from the 6-pin FireWire port on DRDV5000 marked “DV I/O” to the 4-pin
FireWire port on the rear of the camcorder
marked “DV”.
This final step is necessary on all JVC GYDV500, -550 and -700 series camcorders,
but may not be necessary on certain JVC
GY-DV5000 series camcorders. On certain
models, DV input/output is done via the 52pin connector between camcorder and DRDV5000. Check with JVC for information on
different models. A flexible wire clamp
located on the DR-DV5000 base provides
strain relief for the cable.
INSERTING THE HDD: Insert the drive into
the slot on top of the DR-DV5000 unit. Ensure
that the power switch on the bottom side of
the drive is set to “On” before inserting. The
drive will only insert one way and features a
“key” on one side to prevent incorrect
insertion. Press down on the drive handle
firmly until the handle meets the top of DRDV5000. If power is on, you will observe the
power LED light up green.
REMOVING THE HDD: Slide the HDD
release latch on the DR-DV5000 top plate
toward the battery system. Once slid as far as
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possible, hold the latch while at the same
time grasping the FSHDD-1 drive handle and
pulling the HDD out from DR-DV5000.
USING EXTERNAL FIREWIRE DISK
DRIVES
In addition to using FireStore FSHDD-1
FireWire HDDs in the internal slot on DRDV5000, it is also possible to connect any
FireWire disk drive to the HDD I/O port on
DR-DV5000. Power a single FireWire disk
drive on DR-DV5000 at any given time (either
internal or external). If external drives are
being used as additional volumes to the
inserted FSHDD-1 FireWire HDD, it will be
necessary to provide external power to these
drives. It may also be necessary to partition
and format drives before use with DRDV5000. See page 32 of this user guide for
instructions on preparing drives before use.
NOTE: It is possible to "hot swap" both
internal and external FireWire HDDs on
DR-DV5000. Drives can be disconnected and
connected from the system without the need to
power cycle the unit. Ensure that DR-DV5000
is in STOP mode before removing a disk drive.
PHYSICAL FEATURES
Your FireStore DR-DV5000 features two
main surfaces, the front panel and the rear
connector panel.
FRONT PANEL
The front panel contains the backlit LCD
and nine buttons for controlling FireStore’s
functions. The top row of buttons act as Soft
Keys and provide the function displayed on
the bottom of the LCD.
The front panel also features a tally light,
infrared remote sensor and power switch.
1. Tally Light
The DR-DV5000 red tally light is located
at the top of the DR-DV5000 front panel. In
general, this light will flash when DR-DV5000
is in REC/PAUSE mode and be solid when in
RECORD mode. This light is also used to
warn the user when an error or warning
message appears on the DR-DV5000 LCD
display. See the “
When used with a JVC GY-DV5000
series camcorder, DR-DV5000 communicates
with the camcorder first before power up or
shutdown. In cases where the camera power
is switched to off when DR-DV5000 is
connected and ON, the camcorder will wait
until DR-DV5000 is powered down first
before powering both down. Again, this
prevents errors occurring on particular files.
3. Infrared Remote Sensor
The DR-DV5000 infrared remote sensor
is for use with the DR-DV5000 infrared
remote commander. For information on the
DR-DV5000 infrared remote commander,
see “DR-DV5000 REMOTE CONTROL
COMMANDERS on page 39 of this User
Guide. This port can be disabled in infrared
noisy environments if desired in the DRDV5000 settings menu.
acts as a Soft Key and as the STOP key during
record sessions. The right key also acts as a
SHIFT key which allows Standard Keys to
have a secondary function.
7. Keypad Standard Keys
The bottom two rows of keys on the DRDV5000 keypad have dedicated functions such
as fast forward/back search, play, record, and
index forward back. Each key (except record)
also has a SHIFT mode which allows a
secondary function to be performed.
LCD DISPLAY
The DR-DV5000 LCD screen displays
different DR-DV5000 modes and states.
On boot up, DR-DV5000 will display the
following screen:
4. LCD Display Screen
The DR-DV5000 LCD screen displays status,
setup and warning/error messages relating to
DR-DV5000. The LCD backlight is set as
default to ON, but this can be set to OFF or
AUTO-OFF mode if desired. See page 30 of
this User Guide for details.
5. Keypad Soft Key Function
Depending on the connected disk drive,
DR-DV5000 may or may not display “Please
Wait” during boot up.
The bottom line of the DR-DV5000 LCD
screen displays Soft Key functions for the top
row of buttons. Soft Keys allow the function
of the top row of buttons to change depending
on particular modes.
Once booted up, if no disk drive is connected
to the DR-DV5000 (either through the internal
slot or externally via the HDD I/O port), the
following screen will appear:
6. Keypad Soft Key
The top row of buttons on the DR-DV5000
front panel are dedicated Soft Keys. Soft Key
functions change depending on what mode
DR-DV5000 is in. Current Soft Key function
is displayed on the bottom row of the LCD
screen. The left key on the top row of buttons
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2. Record/Play Status Indicator
In this space, DR-DV5000 will display a
character that notifies the user what record
or playback mode they are in. The characters
displayed and their respective modes are listed
on page 41 of this User Guide.
Insert a FireStore FSHDD-1 FireWire HDD
to the internal drive slot or connect a FireWire
disk drive to the HDD I/O port. If a FSHDD-1
FireWire HDD comes from the factory, it
should be configured and ready to use. If
the message “No Disk Detected” appears,
ensure you have a FSHDD-1 FireWire HDD
inserted properly. If the message “No Format
Detected” appears, you will first need to
partition and format the inserted drive. DRDV5000 will prompt you through the steps
required to perform a format. WARNING:
Formatting will erase all data on disk!
Once ready for use, the DR-DV5000 default
Splash Screen will appear as follows:
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2
4
5
1
6
7
8
9
3. Current System Status
The current status of DR-DV5000 will be
displayed in this area. For instance, it will
display whether DR-DV5000 is in record, play,
stop, pause, fast search or slow motion modes.
4. Volume Number
The volume or disk number of the current clip
recording or playback session is displayed in
this area of the LCD. For example, a display
value of “2-014” identifies a track as being on
volume 2.
5. Track or Clip Number
This area displays the current clip or track
number being recorded or played back. For
example, a display value of “2-014” identifies
a track as being clip 14 on volume 2.
6. Timecode/User Bit Display Mode
This identifies the display mode for timecode
or user bit values. Selections are:
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1. Play/Record Status Symbol
This symbol displays a graphical
representation of the current DR-DV5000
playback, stop, record or pause state.
• COUNTER - counts frames during record
or playback of the current clip only.
• REMAINING - counts down the number
of frames available (time) on a particular disk
during a record session. In a playback session,
this display shows the remaining time on the
current clip.
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• SMPTE NTSC (or PAL) - Displays the
external timecode value being generated by
a camcorder or other device during a record
session. Timecode mode has to be set to EXT
TC for this function to operate (see page 28
of this User Guide). In playback mode, this
displays the embedded SMPTE timecode
value in a particular track.
• UB NTSC (or PAL) - Displays the set user
bit value in a particular clip. A user bit value
must be added for this to display (see page 28
of this User Guide).
• ABSOLUTE - Displays an absolute
timecode value for the particular session (sum
of all COUNTER timecode on connected
volumes). This is mainly used when DRDV5000 is set to AV/C mode and is being
controlled by an external FireWire device such
as a computer.
7. Timecode or User Bit Value
11. Soft Key Two Function Display
Displays current function of Soft Key two
(middle key on the top row of buttons).
12. Soft Key Three Function Display
Displays current function of Soft Key three
(right key on the top row of buttons).
FRONT PANEL BUTTONS
The DR-DV5000 front panel features nine
buttons. The three buttons on the top row are
“Soft Keys” which allow different functions
to be controlled depending on the mode DRDV5000 is in. Use the bottom line of the LCD
display to identify the current soft key function.
The remaining six buttons have a fixed function.
Several of them also feature a secondary
function that can be accessed by pressing the
SHIFT key (usually the right Soft Key).
Displays the timecode or user bit value of
display mode selected.
8. Current Disk Volume
Displays the current disk volume in relation to
available space.
9. Available Space on Volume
Displays the space in time available on the
current volume.
10. Soft Key One Function Display
Displays the current function related to Soft
Key one (left key on the top row of buttons).
This is typically the main soft key for opening
the DR-DV5000 MENU and is also used as a
STOP key during record and playback sessions.
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DR-DV5000 buttons have the following
functions:
Soft Key 1 and STOP Key
Stops whatever is the selected mode and
returns DR-DV5000 into Pause. A second
press puts DR-DV5000 into STOP (standby
with splash screen). Splash screen is the first
frame of the selected clip. Key also acts as a
dedicated soft key for triggering mode/function
that appears immediately above key in the
DR-DV5000 LCD display except during
record and playback.
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Soft Key 2
Dedicated soft key for triggering
mode/function that appears immediately above
key in the DR-DV5000 LCD display.
REVERSE : -30X, -10X, -2X, -1X (reverse
play), -1/2X(-15fps), Still.
FORWARD: Still, +1/2X (+15fps), +1X
(play), +2X, +10X, +30X
Forward Search Key
Soft Key 3 and SHIFT Key
Dedicated soft key for triggering
mode/function that appears immediately above
key in the DR-DV5000 LCD display. This key
is also commonly used to enter the SHIFT
mode. To execute a shift function, press
SHIFT and another key at the same time.
NOTE: Pressing Soft Key (3) and holding
followed by Soft Key (2) marks the current
clip being recorded or played back as a keeper.
The KEEPER label and a relational line
between the two keys is silk-screened on the
DR-DV5000 front panel. The LCD will mark
this clip as a KEEPER clip. This would be a
“ * ” after the track number…e.g. 1-012*.
Backward Search Key
Pressing the backward search button multiple
times will result in increases in the search
speed during playback. This mode is bidirex in
forward X times normal search speed, a press
of the Back Search button will result in FF
speed being slowed down by one step. For
instance, if user is in 10X FF speed and
presses the Back Search button once, they will
now be in 2X FF mode. This applies vice
versa for backward search speeds. Speed
resolution is as follows: (NTSC, PAL will
have slightly different multiples for < 1X):
Pressing the forward search key multiple times
will result in increases in the search speed
during playback. This key has the same
characteristics and bidirex function as the
backward search key listed above.
Standard forward search and reverse search
also have a “higher resolution” mode where
more speeds are available. By pressing and
holding the SHIFT key plus the forward or
backward search key, the user has access to a
larger number of playback speed choices. This
mode is the same as Standard Forward Search
in that it is also bidirex.
REVERSE: -30X, -25X, -18X, -15X, -12X, 10X, -8X, -5X, -4X, -3X, -2X, -1X, -15fps, 10fps, -6fps, -5fps, -3fps, -2fps, -1fps, Still
FORWARD: Still, +1fps, +2fps, +3fps, +5fps,
+6fps, +10fps, +15fps, +1X, +2X, +3X, +4X,
+5X, +8X, +10X, +12X, +15X, +18X, +25X,
+30X.
NOTE: When using the DR-DV5000 remote
control units, holding down the particular
button will not repeat the function as it does
on the DR-DV5000 control panel. For repeat
sequences, the button must be pressed
multiple times.
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REAR CONNECTOR PANEL
Play Key
Starts playback of the selected clip. By
pressing and holding the SHIFT key plus the
play button, DR-DV5000 will immediately go
into reverse play mode.
The rear connector panel features a 6-pin
FireWire port for DV video I/O (A), a 6-pin
FireWire port for connection of external
FireWire drives or a computer (B), a 4-pin
XLR DC power input (C) and a 3.5mm
control cable input for RS232C or GPI (D).
Backward Index Key
Returns to the beginning of the current clip if
in playback mode. Two presses in sequence
will return to the previous clip during
playback. In Stop mode a press will return to
the beginning of the previous clip.
Forward Index Key
(D)
Skips forward to the next sequential clip for
playback.
(B)
The forward index and backward index
buttons also have a SHIFT mode where users
can move one frame forward or one frame
backward. When DR-DV5000 is in PLAY or
PAUSE mode and the user presses and holds
the SHIFT key plus the forward or backward
index keys, it is possible to forward one frame
or backward one frame with each press. If in
PLAY mode, DR-DV5000 will immediately
go into PAUSE mode on the particular frame.
Record Key
Pressing this button once puts DR-DV5000
into REC-PAUSE mode. A second press starts
a recording session. If this button is pressed
while a recording is in progress, DR-DV5000
will create a new clip on disk without
dropping any frames.
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(C)
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item. If a sub-menu is available, that will open.
If a sub-menu is not available, this command
simply enables or selects the menu item.
DR-DV5000 MENUS AND
FUNCTIONS
FireStore DR-DV5000 features a
comprehensive menu system which allows a
number of features to be initiated and setup.
To enter the DR-DV5000 MAIN MENU, press
SOFT KEY 1 while in STOP mode. Available
items in the MAIN Menu are:
5. Scroll Arrow
This command allows for scrolling through
menu items.
RECORD MODE MENU
REC MODE
PLAY MODE
CONTROL MODE
HDD BYPASS
REC FORMAT
SETUP
UTILITIES
The following MENU SCREEN will appear:
1
2
3
4
5
1. Current Menu Item
Indicates the currently highlighted menu item.
2. Sub-Menu Available
Indicates a menu item that has a sub-menu
available. By pressing the SEL Soft Key, it is
possible to enter the sub-menu.
3. Exit
Pressing EXIT will exit the DR-DV5000
MAIN MENU screen.
4. Select
Pressing SEL will select the current menu
The DR-DV5000 RECORD MODE MENU
allows different record functions to be
enabled. User simply selects the mode.
Pressing SEL will open the sub menu.
Pressing EXIT will exit back to the menu
screen. Once a particular mode is selected in
the Record Mode menu, the unit will remain
in that mode until a different mode is selected.
Available items in the RECORD MENU are:
NORMAL REC
RETRO DISK
RETRO CACHE
SNAP
TIME LAPSE
DUMP TO DISK
DUMP TO TAPE
NOTE: When an inserted or attached HDD is
nearly full, in some record sessions, the HDD
time remaining may display “001min”
remaining. If RECORD is triggered, DRDV5000 will sometimes display NO SPACE
LEFT. It is advised that when a disk drive is
close to being full, other disk drives are readily
available in order to avoid lost footage.
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Normal Record
Standard and default record mode. When REC
is triggered, DR-DV5000 begins standard
recording. A single press of a STOP trigger
will put DR-DV5000 into REC PAUSE mode.
A second press puts DR-DV5000 into STOP
mode.
Retro Disk Record Mode
RETRO DISK Record Constantly buffers
video in a loop to a determined amount of
space on the HDD so that when record is
triggered, a retro time period can be added to
the beginning of any clip.
RETRO DISK has the following characteristic.
Pressing a REC TRIGGER when in RETRO
DISK mode puts DR-DV5000 into a RETRO
DISK state (DR-DV5000’s tally light will flash
as if in PAUSE state). DR-DV5000 is actually
recording in this state, but until the RECORD
TRIGGER is pressed a second time, the video
recorded will record over itself in a continuous
loop. RETRO DISK always keeps at least the
amount of time that is selected by the end user
in a series of one minute clips. For instance,
if the user sets the RETRO DISK value to 3
minutes, they will always have 3 minutes
(made up of three, one (1) minute clips) of
video saved to disk. As the recording goes
past the 3 minute point, a fourth clip is
created. Once that clip reaches
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one minute, the oldest of the previous 3 clips
is deleted. Another fourth clip is then created.
If a user selects a RETRO session that is 60
minutes or greater, instead of one minute
clips, DR-DV5000 creates 9 minute, 13
second clips (2GB clips on disk). The
characteristics of RETRO DISK remains the
same. The larger file size prevents DRDV5000 reaching its 999 track limitation for
very long RETRO records. Due to the larger
files sizes, the maximum amount of drive
space available is decreased in order to
accommodate the last recording in a session.
For instance, if a user has 90 minutes of disk
space remaining, after the user sets RETRO
record to greater than 60 minutes, the
available space changes to 88 minutes of
available disk space. If the user sets RETRO
time to 88 minutes, the recording will be
made up of about nine and a half 9 minute,
13 second clips. There must be space available
in this situation in order to record the final
clip which eventually will right over clip 1.
This ensures that at any given time, at least
88 minutes of video exists after a compete
RETRO DISK record loop.
NOTE: DR-DV5000 must always have at
least one minute of disk space (under 60
minutes) or 9 minutes, 13 seconds of disk
space (when RETRO DISK value is set to
greater than 60 minutes) remaining in addition
to the RETRO DISK value that has been set,
in order to function correctly. For instance, it
is not possible to set a RETRO DISK value
of one minute if only one minute of disk
space remains.
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Once RETRO DISK time is set, the user can
exit the Menus and return to the Main Screen.
An “L” will now appear next to the record
symbol on DR-DV5000’s display. Pressing the
REC trigger once will put DR-DV5000
immediately into RETRO DISK RECORD.
Clips are being recorded to disk for X number
of minutes in one minute increments (each as
a separate track). The tally light will flash
(as if the unit is in pause). When the REC
trigger is pressed, DR-DV5000 will kick out
of RETRO DISK mode and go into standard
record. All one minute tracks in the set loop
sequence will appear and be saved as their
own tracks on disk (e.g. 1-001, 1-002, 1-003
etc.) except for the recording that was in
progress, which takes on the characteristics
of a standard track. At this stage, DR-DV5000
is essentially in standard record mode (the “L”
on the display will disappear). No frames
will be lost across tracks during the record
session. Once paused, the unit will return to
RETRO DISK record mode again (the “L”
will reappear in the LCD and viewfinder)
for further RETRO recordings or until it is
disabled n the RETRO DISK Menu.
RETRO DISK can be used in LOCAL,
SYNCRO SLAVE RECORD and SPLIT
SLAVE RECORD control modes.
Retro Cache Record Mode
RETRO CACHE Record constantly buffers
video in a loop to a 10 second data buffer to
cache video so that when record is triggered,
a retro time period can be added to the beginning
of any clip.
RETRO CACHE has the following
characteristic. Pressing a REC TRIGGER
when in RETRO CACHE mode puts DRDV5000 into a RETRO CACHE state (the
TALLY light on DR-DV5000 will flash as if
in PAUSE state). DR-DV5000 is actually
recording in this state, but until the RECORD
TRIGGER is pressed a second time, the video
recorded will record over itself in a continuous
loop. It is much the same as RETRO DISK
recording in theory except that it utilizes a
data buffer that is separate to the disk drive to
cache video. RETRO CACHE is also accurate
down to the frame instead of the 1 minute
clips used in RETRO DISK. Once a RETRO
CACHE value is set, pressing the REC trigger
once will put DR-DV5000 immediately into
RETRO CACHE Record. A “C” will now
appear next to the record symbol on DRDV5000’s display and also in the camcorder’s
viewfinder. Video is being recorded to the
DR-DV5000 cache. The tally light will flash
(as if the unit is in pause). When the REC
trigger is pressed, DR-DV5000 will kick out
of RETRO CACHE record mode and go into
standard record (the “C” on the display will
disappear). Any clip that is recorded in this
mode will have the contents of the cache
added to the beginning of the clip. Once
paused, the unit will return to RETRO
CACHE record mode again (the “C” will
reappear in the LCD and viewfinder) for
further RETRO CACHE recordings or until it
is disabled in the RETRO CACHE REC Menu.
RETRO CACHE RECORD can be used in
LOCAL, SYNCRO SLAVE RECORD and
SPLIT SLAVE RECORD control modes.
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Snap
When SNAP is selected and REC is triggered,
a single frame is grabbed. SNAP can be used
with LOCAL, and SPLIT SLAVE RECORD
control modes.
If SNAP is the RECORD MODE when power
is cut to the unit or it is turned off, on re-boot,
DR-DV5000 will be in NORMAL REC mode.
Time Lapse
is in CAM mode. To initiate, user simply
inserts tape to the DR-DV5000 transport and
ensures a disk is inserted with footage. If DRDV5000 is unable to perform DUMP TO
TAPE, the DR-DV5000 LCD will display
“DUMP INHIBIT”. It is not possible to use
SPLIT SLAVE modewith DUMP TO TAPE.
The DUMP INHIBIT warning message will
appear on the DR-DV5000 LCD display if no
tape is present, the record inhibit tab on the
tape is set to SAVE, the camera is not in VTR
mode or the HDD is empty.
A grey picture with no audio will be recorded
for approximately 10 seconds at the beginning
of a DUMP TO TAPE session. During this 10
seconds, timecode is static.
It is possible to select a time lapse interval of
up to twenty-four hours. Interval is the period
of time between DR-DV5000’s capture of a
single frame of video (a value of 00:00:01:00
means one frame will be recorded every
second). REC INTERVAL is set by the user
pressing the up and down buttons. Time is
selectable in seconds (up to 59), then minutes
up to 59. Buttons can be released at any time to
slow advance. EXIT will exit back to the
menu screen.
Dump To Tape
NOTE: This feature is for use with JVC GYDV5000 series camcorders only. Do not press
DR-DV5000’s REC button during a DUMP
TO TAPE session.
In order to use this mode, the GY-DV5000
camcorder must be in VTR Mode and a record
inhibit tape must be in the camcorder. DUMP
TO TAPE does not function when camcorder
Dump To Disk
NOTE: This feature is for use with JVC GYDV5000 series camcorders only. Do not press
DR-DV5000’s REC button during a DUMP
TO DISK session.
In order to use this mode, the GY-DV5000
camcorder must be in VTR Mode and there
must be available disk space on the DRDV5000 disk drive. DUMP TO DISK does
not function when camcorder is in CAM
mode. To initiate, user simply inserts tape.
Tape will be rewound if required before the
Dump to Disk process begins. If DR-DV5000
is unable to perform DUMP TO DISK, the
DR-DV5000 LCD will display “DUMP
INHIBIT”. Before using DUMP TO DISK
mode, ensure that DR-DV5000 record mode
is NOT set to TIME LAPSE. It is not possible
to use SPLIT SLAVE modewith DUMP TO
DISK. The DUMP INHIBIT warning
message will appear on the DR-DV5000 LCD
display if no tape is present, the camera is not
in VTR mode or the HDD is full.
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PLAY MODE MENU
clips) in order from start to finish. At the end
of the last clip, DR-DV5000 will begin to play
from the beginning of the first clip again without
a pause. It will stay in this state until stopped.
Play All
The DR-DV5000 PLAY MODE MENU
allows different playback functions to be
enabled. User simply selects the mode.
Pressing EXIT will exit back to the menu
screen. Once a particular mode is selected in
the Play Mode menu, the unit will remain in
that mode until a different mode is selected.
Available items in the PLAY MODE MENU
are:
PLAY CLIP
LOOP CLIP
LOOP ALL
PLAY ALL
Play Clip
In this mode, DR-DV5000 will play the
selected clip from start to finish when the
PLAY button is pressed. At the end of the
particular clip, DR-DV5000 will pause.
Loop Clip
In this mode, DR-DV5000 will play the
selected clip from start to finish. Immediately
after completing the clip, DR-DV5000 will
begin playing the clip again without a pause.
It will stay in this state until stopped.
Loop All
In this mode, DR-DV5000 will play the entire
contents of the disk (all clips from the selected
In this mode, DR-DV5000 will play the entire
contents of the disk (all clips) in order from
start to finish. At the end of the last clip, DRDV5000 will pause.
CONTROL MODE MENU
The DR-DV5000 CONTROL MODE MENU
allows different control options to be enabled.
User simply selects the mode. Pressing EXIT
will exit back to the menu screen. Once a
particular mode is selected in the Control
Mode menu, the unit will remain in that mode
until a different mode is selected.
Available items in the CONTROL MODE
MENU are:
LOCAL
AV/C
SYNCRO SLAVE
SERIES REC
SPLIT SLAVE
Local
In this mode, DR-DV5000 is controlled via
the front panel buttons only. The camcorder
tape transport and DR-DV5000 have
independent control.
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AV/C
AV/C is utilized in PLAYBACK and other
situations where DR-DV5000 is controlled
by an external FireWire device (such as a
DV NLE system), connected to the “DV I/O
port on DR-DV5000.
NOTE: AV/C is NOT for use in DR-DV5000
RECORD MODES.
Syncro Slaved
In SYNCRO SLAVED mode, the camcorder
and DR-DV5000 share the same REC trigger
and DR-DV5000 is slaved to the camcorder.
Once set and the user exits the CONTROL
MENU, they will return to the default splash
screen. DR-DV5000 also immediately enters
REC PAUSE mode and a “Y” appears next
to the record symbol on the camcorder
viewfinder and LCD (GY-DV5000 series
only) as well as the DR-DV5000 LCD. All
triggers of REC and REC PAUSE are
controlled by the camcorder exclusively.
Every time the camcorder REC button is
pressed, DR-DV5000 goes into the particular
RECORD MODE that is selected. When
pressed a second time, DR-DV5000 goes
into REC PAUSE. Another press of the REC
button on the camcorder again starts the
particular RECORD MODE that is selected.
At this point, a new track is created on disk.
Timecode generated by the camcorder is
recorded to the file when DR-DV5000 is
set to EXT TC mode.
When used with RETRO DISK or RETRO
CACHE modes, as soon as SYNCRO SLAVE
is set, the camcorder begins recording to disk.
A press of the REC trigger on the camcorder
kicks DR-DV5000 out of RETRO DISK or
RETRO CACHE and goes into standard REC.
When the camcorder is triggered back into
REC PAUSE mode, DR-DV5000 once again
goes into RETRO DISK or RECORD CACHE
mode again.
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The DR-DV5000 buttons (other than MENU,
DISP and SHFT) are locked out when in this
mode, as is wired or infrared remote control
units. If in VTR mode on the camcorder, all
keys work. The user is only able to exit
SYNCRO SLAVE by entering the CONTROL
MENU which they can do directly by pressing
the MENU button when on the DR-DV5000
default splash screen. If the camcorder is set
to VTR mode, DR-DV5000’s control panel
becomes active in order to allow playback.
If a tape ends while using SYNCRO SLAVE
mode, DR-DV5000 will continue to record.
To STOP a recording, eject the tape in the
transport and then it is possible to continue
REC and REC/PAUSE functions on DRDV5000 with the camcorder’s VTR button
and the camcorder is set to REGEN or
PRST/REC.
NOTE: If DR-DV5000 is set to EXT TC when in
SYNCRO SLAVE mode, EXT TC will stop once
the tape in GY-DV5000 ends. Use a different TC
mode when using SYNCRO SLAVE.
Series Record Mode
SERIES RECORD will start recording to disk
automatically when a tape is close to the end
of a record session. Once recording to disk has
started, REC will continue until stop is pressed
on DR-DV5000.
In SERIES RECORD mode, user simply
selects the particular length tape they are
using in the camcorder by pressing the down
button. OFF disables the feature. EXIT
will exit back to the default splash screen
if SERIES RECORD is enabled. An “F”
will appear in the camcorder’s viewfinder
(GY-DV5000 series only) as well as the DRDV5000 front panel LCD. RETRO DISK
RECORD and RETRO CACHE RECORD
are not possible with SERIES RECORD.
When in SERIES RECORD and on the
default splash screen, pressing MENU
will go directly to the SERIES RECORD
menu. It is then possible to EXIT SERIES
RECORD mode.
RETRO DISK or RETRO CACHE mode.
It is possible to play a tape back on
GY-DV5000 and record to DR-DV5000
in SPLIT SLAVE mode.
HDD BYPASS
HDD Bypass mode allows the connected
FireWire HDD to be mounted/dismounted to
a computer without removing. In this mode,
the computer connects to the HDD I/O port
on the DR-DV5000 Rear Connector Panel.
WARNING: Do not connect DR-DV5000 to a
computer until the HDD port in the set up
menu has been set to Bypass.
When HDD Bypass is selected, the following
will display on the DR-DV5000 LCD:
Split Slave
In this mode, DR-DV5000 is controlled
by the camcorder, but separately from the
camcorder’s tape transport. DR-DV5000 is
slaved to the GY-DV5000 camcorder’s VTR
button on the side of GY-DV5000. Every time
this button is pressed, DR-DV5000 directly
begins recording (not REC-PAUSE) in the
particular RECORD MODE that is selected.
When pressed a second time, DR-DV5000
goes into STOP mode (except in RETRO
RECORD modes. Another press of the VTR
button on the camcorder again starts
RECORD again. At this point, a new track
is created on disk.
When used with RETRO DISK or RETRO
CACHE modes, as soon as SPLIT SLAVE is
set, the DR-DV5000 begins recording to disk.
A press of the VTR REC trigger button on the
side of the GY-DV5000 camcorder kicks DRDV5000 out of Retro Disk or Retro Cache and
goes into standard REC. When the VTR
trigger button on the side of the GY-DV5000
camcorder is triggered back into REC PAUSE
mode, DR-DV5000 once again goes into
If this screen does not appear, the DRDV5000 HDD I/O port is set for use with
external drives.
To set the HDD Port go to the Main Menu
and select SETUP -> HDD PORT to set. User
is prompted as in screen above: Once set, it
will be possible to set DR-DV5000 to HDD
Bypass mode.
Once in HDD Bypass mode, the following
LCD display will appear:
User simply selects the format. Highlighted
format is current format after exit. Pressing
EXIT will exit back to the menu screen.
Selected format will stay set until user selects
a different format (even if the power is cycled).
SETUP MENU
To Exit this mode, simply press the EXIT key.
Be sure to properly dismount the FireWire
drive from the computer system first before
exiting HDD Bypass mode on DR-DV5000.
RECORD FORMAT MENU
The SETUP MENU allows various functions
of DR-DV5000 to be set. User simply selects
the Setup Item. Pressing SEL will open the
sub menu. Pressing EXIT will exit back to the
menu screen. Unless mentioned, the particular
setup menu will stay set until user selects a
different setting (even if the power is cycled).
Available items in the SETUP MENU are:
The RECORD FORMAT menu allows
selection of particular DTE Technology native
NLE file format prior to recording. All files
are in the DV standard.
Available items in the RECORD FORMAT
MENU are:
RAW DV
AVI TYPE 1
AVI TYPE 2
CANOPUS AVI
MATROX AVI
QUICKTIME
AVID OMF
HDD PORT
DATE FORMAT
SET DATE&TIME
OS VERSION NO.
OS UPGRADE
CAM TYPE
TC MODE
TC SET
IR
GPI
BACK LIGHT
CLIP PREVIEW
AUDIO CORRECT
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HDD Port
The HDD Port setting allows the user to
assign a function to the DR-DV5000 “HDD
I/O” port. BYPASS mode is for making the
internal disk drive available to an external
device (such as a computer). HDD Mode is
used when the “HDD I/O” port is used for
connecting external FireWire disk drives.
Pressing EXIT will exit back to the menu
screen.
Set Date and Time
Allows for setting date and time for file
naming purposes. Date and Time are set in
different menus. Pressing the SEL button
will open the sub menus.
Date Format
Allows user to select the different display
options for date on the DR-DV5000 LCD.
Setting only affects the LCD display. File
name will always remain YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.xxx (Year-Month-Date-HourMinute-Second). Pressing EXIT will exit
back to the menu screen.
Scroll from value to value using the
FORWARD and BACK INDEX Buttons.
Press DOWN and UP arrow to scroll though
digits in value. Pressing EXIT will exit back
to the menu screen. Regardless of display,
file name will always remain YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.xxx (Year-Month-Date-HourMinute-Second). User simply selects the
Menu Item. Pressing SEL will open the sub
menu. Pressing EXIT will exit back to the
menu screen.
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The Date and time form the basis of the DRDV5000 file naming structure for use of clips
on a computer.
On DR-DV5000, files are identified by
TRACK and VOLUME (disk drive) number
on the LCD. For instance, a file on the DRDV5000 LCD identified as 1-043 is clip
number 43 on Volume (disk) 1.
On a computer, files are identified by their
base file name made up of DATE and TIME.
For instance, a clip named 20030615-21094301.mov is a clip that began recording at
9:09:43PM on June 15th. 2003.
NOTE: DATE/TIME is used when creating
File name only. DR-DV5000 does not record
this information into the stream. DR-DV5000
records DATE/TIME which is in the DV
stream which is sent from the camcorder.
to your local computer.
2) Unzip file using WinZip (Windows) or
Stuffit (Macintosh) on a computer system
with a FireWire (IEEE-1394) connection.
3) Rename the unzipped file called
“XXXX.bin” to “dr-dv5k.bin”.
4) Connect a FireWire disk drive that has been
used with DR-DV5000 to the computer and
copy over the file “dr-dv5k.bin”.
5) Disconnect FireWire drive from computer
and connect to DR-DV5000. Power on DRDV5000 as per normal.
6) Enter the DR-DV5000 menu and select
“SETUP”. From the SETUP menu, select “OS
UPGRADE”.
7) When prompted “DO YOU WANT TO
UPGRADE SYSTEM SOFTWARE?” answer
YES and YES to the erase current OS!!
Upgrade will begin.
Operating System Version No.
Displays the current system software version.
Operating System Upgrade
To upgrade system software, the user must
download a new .bin file to a FireWire drive
on their computer. The latest version of DRDV5000 software can be downloaded from
http://www.focusinfo.com/support .
8) After upgrade is complete, power cycle
DR-DV5000. The new software should now
be loaded and ready to use.
To install new OS software to DR-DV5000,
do the following:
1) Download software from the Focus Website
NOTE: If you need to restore the factory
default Operating System, hold down the
Forward and Backward Index keys during
boot up. If no .bin file is found, the screen
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will display “OS UPGRADE ERROR”. It is
necessary to restart your system once an OS
upgrade is complete.
Cam Type
Allows user to select different timecode
options for use when DR-DV5000 is
recording. User simply selects the mode.
Highlighted mode is current mode after exit.
Pressing EXIT will exit back to the menu
screen.
EXT TC Mode - Whatever the incoming
DV timecode, DR-DV5000 records it. If
the Camcorder TC is not running, and DRDV5000 is recording, the same TC number
will be in each frame of DV. Choosing EXT
TC mode will clear any stored number.
NOTE: If DR-DV5000 is set to EXT TC when
in SYNCRO SLAVE mode, EXT TC will stop
once tape in GY-DV5000 ends. Use different
TC mode when using SYNCRO SLAVE. (TC
Preset cannot be changed while in the EXT
TC mode.)
REC RUN Mode - In this mode, DR-DV5000
does the following:
User simply selects the camcorder they
will be using with DR-DV5000. This will
load a preference for that particular model.
The highlighted item is the current camcorder
after exit. Pressing EXIT will exit back to
the menu screen. Selecting JVC DV5000
or 500/-700 will set Timecode preference to
SMPTE Timecode. Selecting OTHER will
set Timecode preference to DV Timecode.
Timecode Mode
(1) the last timecode number recorded + 1 will
be used as the timecode number for the first
frame of the next recording.
(2) the number entered by a setting in the TC
PRESET menu will be used for the first frame
of the next recording.
The last number used is stored in the memory,
so this mode persists across recording
sessions.
REGEN Mode - After a disk is mounted
(at startup, upon manual connect) and
after the track list has been constructed,
DR-DV5000 looks at the last track and looks
at the timecode number of the last frame in
that track. DR-DV5000 stores that number
for use as the TC value (+ 1) for the first
frame of the next recording.
If the drive is empty, DR-DV5000 uses the
value (+ 1) stored in memory.
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FREE RUN Mode - When the user
enables FREE RUN mode, DR-DV5000
begins counting from the value stored. If the
user uses the TC PRESET function, when the
number is entered and the TC PRESET menu
is exited, DR-DV5000 begins counting.
NOTE: When the DR-DV5000 timecode
mode is set to EXT TC and the camcorder
time code mode is set to PRST/REC or
REGEN, it is not possible to record timecode
continuously when recording to disk only. Set
the DR-DV5000 timecode mode to REGEN,
REC RUN or FREE RUN(not EXT TC) when
recording to disk only.
Timecode, UserBit and Drop/Non-Drop
Preset
This menu allows the user to set timecode
and user bit values for various modes. It
also allows selection of drop or non-drop
frame (NTSC only) settings. User simply
selects the Menu Item. Pressing SEL will
open the sub menu. Pressing EXIT will exit
back to the menu screen.
point for timecode. Use the forward and back
index buttons to move from value selection to
value selection. Press the up and down arrows
to set values.
Allows the user to set a user bit value. Use the
forward and back index buttons to move from
value selection to value selection. Press the up
and down arrows to set values.
For DROP and NON-DROP, user simply
selects the mode. Highlighted mode is current
mode after exit. Pressing EXIT will exit back
to the menu screen. This item not applicable
for PAL use. On the DR-DV5000 display,
DROP will be identified by a (.) symbol and
NON-DROP by a (:) symbol.
Infrared Sensor Settings
Once a timecode value is set and DR-DV5000
is set to REC RUN or FREE RUN timecode
settings, the preset value will be the starting
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This menu allows the user to ENABLE or
DISABLE the IR sensor on DR-DV5000.
User simply selects the Menu Item.
Highlighted mode is current mode after
exit. Pressing EXIT will exit back to the
menu screen.
LCD Backlight Settings
GPI Settings
This menu allows the user to enable or disable
the DR-DV5000 LCD back-light. Highlighted
state is current after exit. Pressing EXIT will
exit back to the menu screen.
This menu allows the user to change the setting
of the GPI port. User simply selects the Mode.
Highlighted mode is current mode after exit.
Pressing EXIT will exit back to the menu screen.
DISABLE allows user to connect the supplied
3.5mm to DB9 cable to the GPI port and
control DR-DV5000 via RS232C from an
external device.
The remaining three items allow functions to
occur from a simple contact closure. Modes
are PAUSE/UNPAUSE (allows control of
pause and unpause during a record or
playback session), INDEX (NEW FILE)
(allows a new file to be created during a
record session without losing any frames) and
REC SNAPSHOT (allows a single frame of
video to be recorded to a file. Each sequential
trigger in this mode will add another frame to
the same file until stopped).
The ON setting will keep the back-light on
permanently while the OFF setting will keep
the back-light off permanently. AUTO OFF
will turn off the back light after one minute.
Pressing any keypad button on DR-DV5000
will turn the back-light back on in AUTO
OFF state. This setting is advisable in high
temperature environments and also to reduce
power consumption.
Clip Preview Settings
This menu allows the user to select
CLIP PREVIEW ON or OFF. When CLIP
PREVIEW is ON, the camcorder is in VTR
mode and the user scrolls from one clip to
the next on DR-DV5000 using the buttons, the
first frame of each clip will be generated and
showed via DV output after one second if
the user pauses on that clip.
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User simply selects the Mode. Highlighted
mode is current mode after exit. Pressing
EXIT will exit back to the menu screen.
UTILITIES MENU
Audio Correction Settings
This menu allows the user to change the
AUDIO CORRECTION setting on DRDV5000. User simply selects the Mode.
Pressing EXIT will exit back to the menu
screen.
AUDIO CORRECTION modes is an
advanced feature of DR-DV5000. It is
recommended that the customer uses the
factory default settings for most operations
(Factory default is MEDIUM). Audio
Correction Mode allows the user to alter
the performance of the audio error corrector
while recording. It is useful when recording to
DR-DV5000 from tapes with lots of dropouts.
Error correction will only effect AVI 2,
Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI, QuickTime and
AVID OMF. It does not effect RawDV or AVI
1. The modes are:
The UTILITIES MENU contains various
utility functions of DR-DV5000 to be set.
User simply selects the Utilities Item. Pressing
SEL will open the sub menu. Pressing EXIT
will exit back to the menu screen.
Available items in the UTILITIES MENU are:
ORGANIZE KEEP
ORGANIZE OMF
DELETE CLIP
FORMAT
PARTITION
REPAIR
FILE NAME
FACTORY RESET
Organize Keeper Clips
OFF - No audio correction.
MEDIUM (default) - For “normal” clean
tape played back on GY-DV5000 camcorder
or other VTR with clean heads. Experiences
occasional very short audio mutes.
HIGH - For cases where there are visible
picture disturbances and likely long audio
dropouts (1/2 sec and up).
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Places all files that were identified as a
KEEPER clip during recording or playback
into a folder marked KEEPER on the disk
drive. This folder can be imported directly
into most DV NLE bins.
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Organize OMF
When files are recorded in the AVID OMF
file format, this command automatically takes
all the OMF and AIF audio files at the end
of a recording session and places them into
a folder on the disk drive named “OMFI
MediaFiles”. When the disk is connected to
a computer, this folder is recognized by Avid
Xpress DV’s Media Tool feature enabling
direct import of files into the Avid timeline.
Delete Clip
With this function, it is possible to delete the
selected clip. In the DELETE CLIP X-XXX
screen, user can select between clips by pressing
the forward and back index buttons. Pressing
SEL will begin the delete process. Pressing
EXIT will exit back to the menu screen.
NOTE: FOCUS recommends not deleting
clips frequently. It may cause fragmentation.
Once a clip has been deleted, the DR-DV5000
display re-organizes the clip number sequence.
For instance, if there are three clips on disk (1001, 1-002, 1-003) and the user deletes clip 1002, after delete is complete, clip 1-003 will
become clip 1-002. Base file names are not
affected however.
Format Disk
With this function, it is possible for the user
to format a disk. It is recommended that this
is done after each record session to prevent
fragmentation and other problems with the
disk drive.
WARNING: FORMAT ERASES ALL DATA
ON THE DISK DRIVE!
To exit from format, press either NO or EXIT.
To continue with format, press the YES key.
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To exit from partition, press either NO or
EXIT. To continue with partition, press the
YES key.
WARNING: PARTITION ERASES ALL
DATA ON THE DISK DRIVE!
To exit from the warning screen, press either
NO or EXIT. To begin the format, press the
YES key.
Once complete, the disk drive is ready for use
with DR-DV5000.
Repair Disk
FireStore DR-DV5000 utilizes a FAT32 format
type. If you are using a non-FAT32 formatted
drive, see the section on Partitioning a
volume. Once complete, the disk drive is
ready for use with DR-DV5000. It is advised
that the drive be formatted before a new
record session is begun.
Partition Volume
REPAIR allows the user to select either
CHECK DISK or CURRENT CLIP.
When an unknown or blank volume type
(HDD) is connected to DR-DV5000, the
Partition process puts a FAT32 format onto
the drive. It will erase any previous partition
and data.
CHECK DISK scans the entire volume for any
errors (usually, if a disk was corrupted during a
recording due to sudden power loss, check disk
will alert the user of this). To exit check disk,
press either NO or EXIT.
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Factory Reset
If an error is found, the user will be prompted
to repair the file. File repair only takes a few
moments to complete in most cases.
When this function is selected, DR-DV5000
will revert all settings and values back to
their factory default state. Pressing YES will
start factory reset. Pressing EXIT or NO will
exit from menu. Warning: Factory Reset is
not un-doable!!!
The following screen will display when complete:
CURRENT CLIP does a similar function, but
on the selected clip only. If an error is found,
DR-DV5000 will prompt the user to repair
the problem.
Factory Default States Are as Follows:
File Name
Display:
• COUNTER
Rec Mode:
• DEFAULT REC MODE: NORMAL
• RETRO DISK – RETRO VALUE -> 000min
• RETRO CACHE – CACHE ->00 sec
• TIME LAPSE –> 00:00:00:00
Play Mode:
• DEFAULT PLAY MODE: PLAY CLIP
File Name displays the base file name of the
selected clip.
Control Mode:
• DEFAULT CONTROL MODE: LOCAL
• SERIES REC -> OFF
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Rec Format:
• DEFAULT REC FORMAT: AVI TYPE 2
Setup:
• HDD PORT -> HDD
• DATE FORMAT -> MM/DD/YY
• SET DATE&TIME :
GETTING FIRESTORE RECORDED
CLIPS ONTO A COMPUTER
SYSTEM
Once you have recorded clips to your
FireWire disk drive using FireStore, it is
possible to use those clips in most computer
based DV NLE systems.
• DATE: 07/24/03
• TIME: 12:00:00
• OS VERSION NO. -> VARIABLE
• CAM TYPE -> JVC DV5000
• TC MODE -> EXT TC
• TC SET:
• TC PRESET -> 00:00:00:00
• UB PRESET -> 00 00 00 00
• DROP/NON-DROP -> NON-DROP
• IR -> ENABLE
• GPI -> DISABLE
• BACKLIGHT -> ON
• CLIP PREVIEW -> PREVIEW ON
• AUDIO CORRECTION -> MEDIUM
Traditionally, in order to get footage into
your NLE system, it was necessary to
capture or digitize that footage utilizing a
video capture card. Using FireStore DRDV5000 recorded clips, it is possible to skip
this capture stage by simply connecting the
FireWire disk drive to your computer via an
OHCI compliant IEEE-1394 (FireWire) PCI
card or connection. FireWire disk drives that
were used with FireStore DR-DV5000 can
be connected to any computer system that
will read a FAT 32 volume. This includes
Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows
2000, Windows XP and Mac OS9 and OS10.
FAT32 volumes will not work with Windows
NT and older Macintosh based operating
systems. Check the FOCUS Enhancements’
website (www.FOCUSinfo.com) for more
information.
In order for you to use FireStore DR-DV5000
recorded FireWire disk drives on a computer,
you must have an active IEEE-1394 connection
on your computer. You also must have loaded
any required FireWire disk drive drivers onto
your computer system (Consult your FireWire
disk drive documentation for more information).
Simply connect your FireWire disk drive to
your computer system utilizing a standard 6pin to 6-pin FireWire cable and connect power
to the drive if necessary (some FireWire disk
drives receive power from the computer’s
FireWire connection. Consult your FireWire
disk drive documentation for more information).
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Mounting FireWire Disk Drives to Windows
XP, 2000, 98SE and ME Computer Systems
On a Windows based computer system, simply
double click the My Computer icon on the top
left hand corner of the desktop. You will see
the following window:
Locate your FireWire disk drive. This will
probably be labeled (E:), (F:), (G:) etc. (drive
C: is usually your computer’s main disk drive).
Once located, double click on the FireWire
disk drive. (If you have trouble locating the
FireWire disk drive, right mouse click each
drive and select Properties from the menu.
Click the Hardware tab which will list the
drive type). Once opened, you should see the
following window:
The FireWire disk drive contains several
different files. Clips can appear as RawDV
(.dv) AVI Type 1 (.avi), AVI Type 2 (.avi),
Canopus AVI (.avi), Matrox AVI (.avi with a
separate .wav audio file per track), QuickTime
(.mov) and Avid OMF (.omf with two separate
.aif audio files per track.).The FAT32 file
system has a limitation where any particular
file cannot exceed 2GB in size. This equates
to roughly 9 minutes of recording time.
When clips are being recorded to FireStore
that exceed 9 minutes in length, FireStore
automatically creates a new file without
dropping any frames. The two clips will
have the same primary file name, however,
the last tow digits will be different. The first
2GB part of the clip will be labeled with
“-01” after the primary file name. The second
2GB segment will be labeled with a “-02”.
Additional 2GB segments will be labeled
with a “-0X” number.
With most NLE systems on a Windows
computer, it is possible to utilize clips
within the timeline simply by selecting the
clips on the source volume (in this case, the
connected FireWire disk drive) and importing
them directly into the NLE’s bin. Clips can
then be immediately used in the NLE’s
timeline. With FireWire disk drives such as
the FireStore FSHDD-1, the drive itself is fast
enough to directly stream the clips to the NLE
eliminating the need to copy or transfer the
clips before use.
When utilizing the Avid OMF file format, it
is necessary to follow the following steps to
import clips.
Using FireStore DR-DV5000 recorded Avid
OMF clips on Avid XpressDV
The Avid DV OMF file format was developed
for use with Avid Xpress DV version 3.0 or latter
on Windows 2000, Windows XP or Mac 0S10.
The Avid DV OMF file format creates three
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files simultaneously; an OMF video file and
two separate AIF audio files. On the computer’s
desktop, the files will look like this...
On the FireStore DR-DV5000, the video file
(OMF) and the audio files (AIF) appear as
one track. If you delete an Avid DV OMF file,
FireStore will delete the audio and video
portions at the same time.
In order to use the FireStore DR-DV5000
recorded Avid DV OMF files on your Avid
Xpress DV system from the external FireWire
drive, you must do the following…
1. Locate the external FireWire drive on your
computer. (If you have trouble, you can locate
the name of the external drive by selecting My
Computer on a Windows system. On a Mac, the
FireWire drive should appear on the desktop).
2. Open the FireWire drive when you
have found it and create a new folder named
“OMFI MediaFiles”. To do this on Windows,
select File -> New -> Folder from the pull
down menu. On Mac, select File -> New Folder.
It is important that “OMFI MediaFiles” is typed
correctly in order for Avid to see the disk
drive. Drag all the OMF and AIF files into
the new folder (do not drag in the files titled
Desktop DB or Desktop DF).
NOTE: if you are using the ORGANIZE OMF
function on DR-DV5000 prior to using the
disk on a computer, step 2 is not necessary.
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3. Launch Xpress DV. Once you have opened
the desired project or created a new project,
select Tools -> MediaTool. The following
window will appear:
4. Locate and select the external FireWire
drive under Media Drive(s). (NOTE: If the
drive does not appear, check that you have
created the OMFI MediaFiles folder correctly
with proper case and spacing. Also, check to
see that the drive is properly connected and
recognized by the computer).
Under Project(s), select All Projects (This will
highlight all items in the Project(s) window).
Ensure Master Clips is checked then press OK.
The following Media Tools Window will appear:
5. Create a new bin (select File -> New Bin)
or open an existing bin in Xpress DV. Once
opened, select all items in the Media Tools
window (select Edit-> Select All). Drag the
contents of the Media Tools Window into the
bin. It is now possible to use these clips in the
Avid Xpress DV timeline.
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Dismounting FireWire Disk Drives
from Windows XP, 2000, 98SE and ME
Computer Systems
drive’s documentation for more information).
When mounted, your FireWire disk drive
should appear on the computer’s desktop:
Once you have completed working with your
disk drive on a Windows XP, Windows 2000,
Windows 98SE or Windows ME computer
system, you must first dismount the drive
before unplugging it. To do this, simply click
on the Stop Device icon at the bottom right
side of the Windows task bar. See Below:
The Windows
“STOP
DEVICE”
Icon
The FireStore formatted disk drive will appear
as a FAT32 volume and hence have a PC label.
This is not always the case on OS10 however.
Once clicked, your computer system will
prompt you to “STOP” the connected
FireWire disk drive. This will begin the
dismount process. Select the message by
clicking on it. The computer will now
dismount the disk drive and notify you
when it is safe to remove the volume.
Once you have located your FireWire disk
drive on the desktop, double click the disk
icon to open it up. Once opened, you will see
the following:
Mounting FireWire Disk Drives to
Macintosh Computer Systems
Note: Even if your FireWire disk drive was
bought for use on a Macintosh, you MUST
first format the drive as a FAT 32 volume on
a Windows based computer system for it to
work with FireStore.
On a Macintosh, start your computer and
simply connect your FireWire disk drive
to the computer utilizing a standard 6-pin to
6-pin FireWire cable. Consult your FireWire
disk drive documentation for more information.
Ensure the required FireWire disk drive
drivers have also been loaded onto you
computer system (consult your FireWire disk
Dismounting FireWire Disk Drives from
Macintosh Computer Systems
Once you have completed working with your
disk drive on a Macintosh computer system,
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you must first dismount the drive before
unplugging it. To do this, simply select the
disk drive on the computer’s desktop. It will
be marked with a PC symbol. Once selected,
drag the drive into the trash. This will then
dismount the particular disk drive. See Below:
They both feature the following keys
DR-DV5000 REMOTE CONTROL
COMMANDERS
Two remote control commanders came
with your DR-DV5000. One is an infrared
commander made for use with the infrared
remote sensor on the DR-DV5000 front panel
and the other features a 3.5mm, 15ft. cable
for use when infrared is not an option.
Before using your infrared remote commander,
ensure you have batteries installed in the unit
(2 x AAA) and that the IR sensor is enabled
(see page XX for details).
Before using the wired remote control
commander, ensure you have securely inserted
the 3.5mm mini jack to the CONTROL port on
the DR-DV5000 rear connector panel. You will
also require batteries to use this unit (2 x AAA).
The DR-DV5000 wired and infrared
remote commanders have the same
functionality. Buttons have the same
functionality as the similar DR-DV5000
front panel buttons except where noted.
Remote buttons do not feature a hold to
repeat function like the front panel. Multiple
triggers must be repeatedly pressed.
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Wired Remote
Commander
Keypad Layout
Infrared Remote
Commander
Keypad Layout
The DR-DV5000 wired and infrared remote
commanders have the same functionality.
They both feature the following keys
STOP
RECORD
BACKWARD SEARCH
FORWARD SEARCH
PLAY
BACK INDEX
FORWARD INDEX
KEEPER -this is the same as the KEEPER
function on the DR-DV5000 front panel
NUMERIC KEYPAD (0-9) - these keys
currently have no functionality. A future
version of DR-DV5000 will use these keys.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input/Outputs
• DV Video I/O - 25Mb/s
(1 x 6pin IEEE- 1394a)
• External HDD I/O - up to 400Mb/s
(1 x 6pin IEEE-1394a)
• Slot Internal HDD I/O - up to 400Mb/s
(1 x 6pin IEEE-1394a)
• GPI & RS232C Control
(1 x 3.5mm mini jack)
Power
• 2-wire AMP Connection
(from Battery-Camera)
• Anton/Bauer Digital Battery and
IDX Syncron Pass Thru
• 4-pin XLR DC input
• 10V to 17V, 7.5W
Physical Specification
• 2.5lbs (1.1kg) w/ FSHDD-1 Disk Drive
• 4 1/8" x 3 1/2" x 6 1/4"
(105mm x89mm x 159mm)
Audio/Video/Timecode Specification
• 25 Mb/s, 8-bit 4:1:1 (NTSC-DV) or 4:2:0
(PAL-DV) video (model dependent)
• SMPTE or DV embedded timecode
(Drop or Non-Drop for NTSC-DV)
• 2-ch, 16-bit (48kHz) or 4-ch, 12-bit (32kHz)
embedded digital audio
Compliance and Warranty
• CE, C-Tick and FCC
3.5mm to DB9 Serial Cable
DB9 Connector
3.5MM Jack
Pin 2
->
2 (middle)
Pin 5
->
3 (barrel or shaft)
Pin 3
->
1 (tip)
NOTE: It is possible to download the latest
Serial Control Communication Specification
for DR-DV5000 from:
http://www.focusinfo.com/support
Panel Mount 4-pin XLR Power Input
Pin 4
Pin 1
Pin 1
Pin 4
BLACK (-)
RED (+)
Supported DTE Technology File Formats
RawDV (.dv), AVI Type 1 (.avi), AVI Type 2
(.avi), Canopus AVI (.avi), Matrox AVI (.avi),
QuickTime (.mov) or Avid DV-OMF (.omf)
Disk Information
• Internal Disk Type (Slot): FSHDD-1
FireWire Disk Drive
• External Disk Type: User Supplied
IEEE-1394a FireWire
• Disk Format: FAT32
• FAT32 FireWire HDD compatible with
Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and
Mac OS9 and OS10
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DR-DV5000 RECORD AND CONTROL LCD AND CAMCORDER VIEWFIDER
DISPLAY MODES
When used with a JVC GY-DV5000 series camcorder, it is possible to monitor DR-DV5000
status in the camcorder’s viewfinder (EVF) and on the LCD display. When DR-DV5000 is
connected to a GY-DV5000 and powered, a small “DD” or “CF” icon will appear in the top right
side of the camcorder EVF and LCD. Next to this will be four characters which will appear like
“092S”. The three numerical values (092) represent the remaining disk space on the FireWire disk
drive (in this case 92 minutes). The letter displays the DR-DV5000 Record/Playback and Control
Mode (S - in this case STOP). The different display modes are listed below:
PLAY/REC MODE
Stop
Pause
Play
Rec (Pause)
Normal Rec (Rec)
Retro Disk (Stop)
Retro Disk (Standby)
Retro Cache (Stop)
Retro Cache (Standby)
Snap (Stop)
Snap (Standby)
Snap (Rec)
Time Lapse (Stop)
Time Lapse (Pause)
Time Lapse (Rec)
CAM EVF/LCD*
S
P blink
P
R blink
R
S
L blink
S
C blink
S
G
G
S
T blink
T
DR-DV5000 LCD
STOP
ll PLAY
> PLAY
ll REC
REC
L STOP
L REC
C STOP
C REC
STOP
ll SNAP
ll SNAP
STOP
ll T REC
T REC
TALLY
Off
Off
Off
Blink
On
Off
Blink
Off
Blink
Off
On
On
Off
Blink
On
CONTROL TYPE
AV/C* (Stop)
AV/C* (Rec Pause)
AV/C* (Rec)
AV/C* (Play Pause)
AV/C* (Play)
Series Rec** (Stop)
Series Rec (Rec)
Split Slave** (Pause)
Split Slave** (Rec)
Split Slave** (Stop)
Syncro Slave (Pause)
Syncro Slave (Rec)
CAM EVF/LCD*
S
R Blink
R
P Blink
P
F Blink
F
R Blink
R
S
Y Blink
Y
DR-DV5000 LCD
A STOP
ll A <REC TYPE> REC
A <REC TYPE> REC
ll A PLAY
A ALL
F STOP
F REC
ll <REC TYPE>STOP
R <REC TYPE>REC
<REC TYPE>STOP
ll Y <REC TYPE>REC
Y <REC TYPE>REC
TALLY
Off
Blink
On
Off
Off
Off
On
Blink
On
Off
Blink
On
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NOTES
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1370 Dell Ave. Campbell, CA. 95008 USA
MANL-0908-02
Telephone: 408 866-8300
Fax:408 866-4859
www.FOCUSinfo.com
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