Panasonic DVX100B Camcorder User Manual

Panasonic DVX100B Camcorder User Manual
Camera-Recorder
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Before use
Preparation
Model No.
Description of
parts
Operating Instructions
Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for
future use
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Reference
Menus
Displays
Editing
Playback
Shooting
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER TO SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING:
• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
• TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD, KEEP THIS EQUIPMENT AWAY FROM ALL LIQUIDS. USE
AND STORE ONLY IN LOCATIONS
WHICH ARE NOT EXPOSED TO THE
RISK OF DRIPPING OR SPLASHING
LIQUIDS, AND DO NOT PLACE ANY
LIQUID CONTAINERS ON TOP OF THE
EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK HAZARD AND ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
THE AC RECEPTACLE (MAINS SOCKET OUTLET) SHALL BE INSTALLED NEAR THE
EQUIPMENT AND SHALL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE.
TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT THIS EQUIPMENT FROM THE AC MAINS, DISCONNECT
THE POWER CORD PLUG FROM THE AC
RECEPTACLE.
FCC 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 when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to
correct the interference at his own expense.
Warning:
To assure continued FCC emission limit compliance, the user must use only shielded interface
cables when connecting to external units. Also,
any unauthorized changes or modifications to
this equipment could void the user’s authority to
operate it.
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion or fire if battery is mistreated.
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Replace only with same or specified type.
Do not disassemble or dispose of in fire.
Do not store in temperatures over 140°F (60°C).
Use specified charger for rechargeable batteries.
• Do not recharge the battery if it is not a
rechargeable type.
In order to maintain adequate ventilation,
do not install or place this unit in a bookcase, built-in cabinet or any other confined
space. To prevent risk of electric shock or
fire hazard due to overheating, ensure that
curtains and any other materials do not
obstruct the ventilation.
For Remote Controller
CAUTION:
AC Adapter
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
indicates safety information.
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CAUTION:
• Replace battery with part No. CR2025 only.
• Do not recharge the battery.
Camera-Recorder
The rating plate is on the underside of the
Camera-Recorder
The rating plate is on the underside of the AC
Adapter.
Disconnect the AC mains plug from the AC mains
socket when not in use.
Important Safeguards
1.
Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the unit is operated.
2.
Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
3.
Heed Warnings — All warnings on the unit and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4.
Follow Instructions — All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed.
5.
Cleaning — Unplug this video unit from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners. Use a dry cloth for cleaning.
6.
Attachments — Do not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer as
they may be hazardous.
7.
Water and Moisture — Do not use this video unit
near water — for example near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
8.
Accessories — Do not place this video unit on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
video unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult, and serious damage to the unit. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
video unit. Any mounting of the unit should follow
the manufacturer’s instructions and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
9.
Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the video unit and to protect it from
overheating. These openings must not be blocked
or covered. Never place the video unit on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface, or near or over a
radiator or heat register. This video unit 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.
10. Power Sources — This video unit should be operated only from 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 appliance dealer or local power company. For video
units intended to be operated from battery power,
or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
11. Grounding or Polarization — This video unit may
be equipped with either a polarized 2-wire AC
(Alternating Current) line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) or 3-wire grounding
type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin.
The 2-wire polarized plug will fit into the power 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 still fails to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
The 3-wire grounding type plug will 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.
12. 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
of plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the unit.
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Important Safeguards (continued)
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the video
unit, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Part 1
of the Canadian Electrical Code, in USA Section
810 of the National Electrical Code, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes,
and requirements for the grounding electrode.
ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMPS
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMP
NEC — NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
14. Lightning — For added protection of this video unit
receiver 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 video unit due to lightning and power-line
surges.
15. 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.
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
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17. Objects and Liquids — Never push objects of any
kind into this video unit 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 onto the video unit.
18. Servicing — Do not attempt to service this video
unit yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this video
unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects
have fallen into the video unit.
c. If the video unit has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the video unit 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 video unit to its normal operation.
e. If the video unit has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the video unit exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
20. 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.
21. Safety Check — Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this video unit, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the
video unit is in safe operating order.
Contents
Before use
Shooting
Important Safeguards ................................... 3
Read this first!................................................ 7
Accessories.................................................... 7
Operating precautions................................... 8
Checking the system operations................ 10
Items to prepare.............................................. 10
Connect the AC power supply cord ............... 10
Insert the Mini DV cassette tape..................... 10
Start shooting.................................................. 11
Check what you have shot (rec check)........... 12
Eject the tape ..................................................12
Turn off the unit .............................................. 13
Disconnect the power cord ............................ 13
Adjusting the hand strap.............................
Attaching the shoulder strap ......................
Attaching the lens hood ..............................
Attaching the lens-cap strap.......................
Cassette tapes..............................................
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Description of parts
Description of parts .................................... 16
Camera-recorder ............................................ 16
Remote control .............................................. 19
The remote control ...................................... 20
Insert the battery............................................. 20
Remote control setup...................................... 20
The battery ................................................... 21
Charging ......................................................... 21
Attaching the battery....................................... 22
Detaching the battery...................................... 22
Viewfinder .................................................... 23
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Time data ..................................................... 26
Setting the calendar........................................
Recharging the built-in battery .......................
Setting user information..................................
Setting the time code .....................................
Specifying the time code (TC PRESET) .........
Preparation and inspections........................... 31
Shooting in auto mode ................................... 31
Shooting techniques for different targets 32
Check what you have shot (rec check) ..........
Finding specific scenes (image search) .........
Zoom .............................................................
Low-angle shooting ........................................
Self-portrait shooting ......................................
Zebra pattern..................................................
Marker ............................................................
ONE-SHOT recording ....................................
Changing the image size................................
Optical Image Stabilizer ................................
Using the USER buttons ...............................
Backlight compensation .................................
Index recording ..............................................
Color bars.......................................................
Adding effects to images................................
Backup recording ...........................................
Switching to manual mode .............................
Adjusting the volume while shooting ..............
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Shooting in progressive mode ................. 37
Focus ........................................................... 38
Adjusting the shutter speed ...................... 39
Slow shutter mode ......................................... 40
Synchro scan ................................................. 40
Preparation
Using the viewfinder .......................................
Using the LCD ................................................
Emphasizing outlines......................................
Adjusting the screen display ...........................
Regular shooting ......................................... 31
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Adjusting the white balance ...................... 41
White balance adjustments ............................
Using presets .................................................
Black balance adjustments ............................
Auto Tracking White (ATW) ...........................
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Adjusting Iris, Gain, and Light Intensity ... 43
Iris adjustments .............................................. 43
Adjusting the gain........................................... 43
Light intensity adjustments ............................. 43
Switching Audio Input ................................ 44
Using the built-in microphone......................... 44
Using another microphone and
audio equipment......................................... 44
Adjusting the recording level .......................... 44
Using scene files......................................... 45
Changing scene file settings .......................... 45
Transferring scene files ............................. 47
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Contents (continued)
Playback
Menus
Playback ....................................................... 48
Using the setup menus ...............................66
Adjusting the volume ...................................... 49
Viewing images on a television .......................49
Checking the date and time ............................ 49
Using the setup menus ................................... 66
Initializing the menu settings .......................... 67
Variable-speed playback .............................50
Slow playback .................................................50
Frame-by-frame playback............................... 50
Fast-forward and rewind ................................. 50
Index search ...................................................50
Variable speed search ....................................51
End search ......................................................51
Using the Counter ........................................52
Counter display ...............................................52
Memory stop mode .........................................52
1394TC preset mode ......................................52
Editing
Connecting external units ...........................53
Headphones ...................................................53
External microphone .......................................53
Digital video equipment ..................................54
Television ........................................................55
Video deck ......................................................55
Audio dubbing .............................................56
Dubbing ........................................................58
Analog input ....................................................58
Analog output ..................................................59
Digital input/output ..........................................60
Setup menu structure ..................................68
Camera mode menu ....................................... 68
VCR mode menu ............................................ 68
Setup menu list ............................................69
SCENE FILE screen ....................................... 69
CAMERA SETUP screen ............................... 71
SW MODE screen .......................................... 71
AUTO SW screen ........................................... 72
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen ................... 73
RECORDING SETUP screen ......................... 74
AV IN/OUT SETUP screen ............................. 75
DISPLAY SETUP screen ............................... 76
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen ......................... 77
Reference
Before calling for service ............................79
Condensation ...............................................82
Tally lamp .....................................................82
System resetting ..........................................82
Video Heads .................................................83
Cleaning ........................................................83
Storage Precautions ....................................84
Specifications ..............................................85
Displays
Screen displays ...........................................61
Displays in CAMERA and VCR modes ...........61
In VCR mode only ...........................................64
Warnings .........................................................64
Setting the DISPLAY items .............................65
• LEICA is a trademark of Leica Microsystems IRGmbH.
• DICOMAR is a trademark of Leica Camera AG.
All other explanations, company names, and product names are the registered trademarks of the
respective companies.
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Read this first!
• When shooting important events (such as weddings), always take some trial shots and check that the
sound and images have been recorded properly before actual shooting.
Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings.
• Please understand that Panasonic makes no guarantees for your recordings in cases where images and/
or sound were not recorded as you intended due to problems with the camera-recorder or cassette.
Before use
Always take some trial shots before actual shooting.
Respect copyrights
• Copyright laws forbid the use of video and audio material you have recorded for any purpose other than
your own personal enjoyment. Remember that restrictions apply to the shooting of certain material even if
it is intended for private use.
Note concerning illustrations in these instructions
• Illustrations (camera-recorder, menu screens, etc.) in these operating instructions differ slightly from the
actual camera-recorder.
References
• References are shown as (Page 10).
Tapes you can use
• You can use tapes with this mark-
.
IMPORTANT
“Unauthorized recording of copyrighted television programs, video tapes and other materials may infringe the
right of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.”
Accessories
Battery *
AC Adapter *
AC power supply cord
DC cord
Wireless remote
control and button
battery (CR2025)
Eye cup
Microphone holder
2x 6-mm screws
2x 12-mm screws
Microphone holder
adapter
Shoulder belt
Lens cap strap
Mini DV cassette tape
(AY-DVM63MQ)
* For part numbers for the battery and AC adapter, see “Optional Units” (Page 86).
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Operating precautions
Do not allow any water to get into the camera-recorder when using it in the rain or
snow or at the beach.
• Failure to heed this caution will cause the camerarecorder or cassette to malfunction (and may result in
irreparable damage).
Keep the camera-recorder away from equipment (such as TV sets and video game
machines) that generate magnetic fields.
• Using the camera-recorder on top of or near a TV set
may cause distortion in the images and/or sound due
to the electromagnetic waves that the set emits.
• The powerful magnetic fields generated by speakers
or large motors may damage your tape recordings or
distort the images.
• The electromagnetic waves emitted from a microcomputer will adversely affect the camera-recorder,
causing the images and/or sound to be distorted.
• If the camera-recorder is so adversely affected by
products that generate magnetic fields that it no
longer operates properly, turn it off and remove the
battery or unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet. Then install the battery again or re-connect the
AC adapter. After this, turn the camera-recorder back
on.
Do not use the camera-recorder near radio
transmitters or high-voltage equipment.
• Using the camera-recorder near a radio transmitter or
high-voltage equipment may adversely affect the
recorded images and/or sound.
Do not allow any sand or dust to get into the
camera-recorder when using it at the beach
and other similar places.
• Sand and dust can damage the camera-recorder and
cassette. (Be especially careful when inserting or
removing the cassettes.)
AC adapter and battery
• If the battery is extremely hot or cold, the CHARGE
lamp will blink several times before charging starts.
• If the CHARGE lamp continues to blink even when
the battery temperature is normal, there may be
something wrong with the battery or AC adapter.
Contact your dealer.
• The battery takes longer to charge when it is warm.
• The AC adapter can interfere with radio reception so
keep radios at least 1 meter away from it.
• The AC adapter may make some noise when you are
using it, but this is normal.
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Take precautions not to drop the camera when
moving it.
• Strong impacts may damage the camera and cause it
to stop working.
• Handle the camera with care, using the hand strap or
shoulder strap to carry it.
Do not spray the camera with insect sprays or
other volatile substances.
• These can warp the camera or cause the finish to
come off.
• Do not leave the camera-recorder in contact with
rubber or PVC products for extended periods of time.
After use, remove the cassette and battery and
disconnect the AC power supply cord.
• The tape can become slack or damaged if you leave
it in the camera.
• The battery can over discharge if you leave it in the
camera and it may become impossible to recharge it.
Remove the battery after use
Completely remove the battery. (The battery
continues to be used even if you have turned the
camera off.) The battery can over discharge if you
leave it in the camera and it may become
impossible to recharge it.
Disposing of spent batteries
• The battery will become unchargeable.
Rather than throwing the battery into the garbage,
take it to a store that can assist in recycling it.
Protect the battery terminals.
Keep the battery’s terminal area free of dust and
other foreign matter.
If you accidentally drop the battery, check that the
battery and its terminals have not been damaged.
You can damage the camera and AC adapter if you
try to use or recharge a damaged battery.
Liquid crystal displays
• Images or letters can get burned onto the screen of
the LCD or viewfinder if they are displayed for a long
time, but you can fix this by leaving the camera off for
several hours.
• The liquid crystal parts are highly precise with
99.99% of the pixels effective
This leaves less than 0.01% of pixels that may not
light or may remain on all the time. These
phenomena are normal and will have no effect on the
images you shoot.
• Condensation may form if you use the camera where
temperatures fluctuate. Wipe dry with a soft, dry
cloth.
• The LCD may appear dim after immediately turning
on a cold camera, but will brighten as the camera
warms up.
Before use
Battery characteristics
This camera-recorder uses a rechargeable lithiumion battery that uses its internal chemical reaction
to generate electrical energy. This reaction is easily
influenced by the ambient temperature and
humidity, and the battery’s effective operating time
is reduced as the temperature rises or falls. In very
low temperatures, the battery may last only 5
minutes.
Protective circuitry functions if you use the battery
where it is very hot and you will have to wait before
you can use it again.
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at the sun.
Doing so may damage the parts inside.
Protective caps for the connectors
Keep the protective caps fitted over any connectors
that are not being used.
Mounting the camera-recorder on a tripod
The tripod mounting hole is 5.5 mm deep. Do not
force the tripod screw beyond this depth.
You can damage the camera-recorder if you use
any screw other than 1/4-20UNC.
Attach the tripod
to the tripod
hole
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Checking the system operations
After purchase, do these system checks to ensure
that the unit is working properly before you attempt
to shoot anything.
Items to prepare
AC adapter
AC power supply cord
DC cord
Mini DV cassette tape
Connect the cords properly as shown in the
figure above.
• You cannot charge the battery when supplying
power to the camera-recorder from the AC
adapter.
CAUTION:
• This unit will operate on 110/120/220/240 V AC.
An AC plug adapter may be required for voltages
other than 120 V AC.
If a conversion plug is required, consult with your
dealer as to which one is to be purchased.
Insert the Mini DV cassette tape
1
Connect the AC power supply cord
Slide the EJECT switch in the direction shown
by the arrow to open the cassette holder.
The cassette holder opens automatically when
the cassette cover is fully open.
• The cassette holder will not open if the
camera is not supplied with power (AC
adapter or battery).
EJECT switch
2
Insert the cassette as shown in the diagram.
PUSH
1
2
3
4
5
10
Lift up the viewfinder.
Press on the DC cord’s battery connector and
move it down until it clicks into place.
Connect the DC cord to the AC adapter.
Plug the AC cord into the power outlet.
Return the viewfinder to its original position.
Press PUSH to close the cassette holder.
The holder automatically goes into position
when you close it correctly.
Start shooting
Before use
3
Viewfinder
PUSH
POW
ER
ON
OFF
PUSH
1
2
• Do not try to insert or eject the tape by just
holding the cassette cover.
• Insert and remove cassette tapes after putting
the camera-recorder down on a stable, flat
surface or hold it with both hands to keep it
stable.
• Do not force the cassette holder while it is
moving. Trying to do so could damage the
camera.
• Close the cassette cover only after the cassette
holder is completely in position. Trying to close
the cover while the cassette holder is moving
could damage the camera.
Look at your subject through the viewfinder.
Press the START/STOP button on the POWER
switch to start shooting.
Press START/STOP again to return the camera
to the shooting standby mode.
Turn on the camera
CAMERA
POW
VCR
ER
ON
OFF
Lock release
While pressing the lock release, move the POWER
switch to ON.
The CAMERA lamp lights red (camera mode) and
the camera is now in the shooting standby mode.
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Checking the system operations (continued)
Check what you have shot (rec check)
1
Press the OPEN button in the direction shown
by arrow (1) to open the LCD.
It can open out to 120 degrees. Do not try to
open it further as this will damage the camera.
Eject the tape
1
Slide the EJECT switch in the direction shown
by the arrow to open the cassette cover.
When the cassette cover is fully open, the
cassette holder automatically opens out.
• The cassette holder will not open if the
camera is not supplied with power (AC
adapter or battery).
Lock release
120
2
While in the shooting standby mode, press the
REC CHECK button.
A few seconds of the last thing you shot play,
and then the camera returns to the shooting
standby mode.
2
Remove the cassette.
Press PUSH to close the cassette holder.
PUSH
REC CHECK button
PUSH
3
Power saving mode
The camera-recorder performs as follows when you
pause or leave it in standby mode for about 5
minutes, and do not perform any specified
operations.
ON: The camera recorder turns off automatically
OFF: The cylinder head pauses and goes into
standby mode without cutting the power.
See the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, POWER SAVE (Page 78) for details.
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Close the cassette cover only after the cassette
holder is completely in position.
Do not close the cassette cover while the
cassette holder is moving as this can damage
the mechanism.
• Make sure the camera-recorder is supplied with
power before operating the EJECT switch.
• Close the cassette holder again if you are not
going to insert another tape.
• Do not open the cassette cover while you are
recording.
Recording continues, and the open cover allows
outside light and dust to adversely affect the tape.
POW
CAMERA
ER
ON
OFF
Before use
Turn off the unit
VCR
Lock release
While pressing the lock release, move the POWER
switch to OFF.
The red CAMERA lamp goes out.
Disconnect the power cord
Battery release
1
2
3
4
Unplug the AC cord from the power outlet.
Lift up the viewfinder.
While pressing the battery release, pull the DC
cord’s battery connector towards you.
Return the viewfinder to its original position.
• Turn POWER to OFF and check that the POWER
lamp (CAM/VCR) has gone off before
disconnecting the power cord.
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Adjusting the hand strap
Adjust the hand strap to suit your hand.
1
2
Open the cover and adjust the length.
Close the cover.
• Make sure the cover is fully closed.
Attaching the shoulder strap
Attach the shoulder strap and use it as a precaution
against dropping the camera.
20mm or more
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20mm or more
Detaching the lens hood
Mark
• Loosen the screw and turn the lens hood
counterclockwise to detach it.
Attaching the lens hood
Before use
Attaching the lens hood
Screw
• Position the lens hood so the mark is at the top and fit
it onto the lens.
• Turn the lens hood clockwise and fix in position with
the screw.
Attaching the lens-cap strap
Thread the strap through the lens cap. Thread one end
through the hand strap.
Cassette tapes
g Use the following mini DV cassette tapes with
this camera-recorder.
AY-DVM63PQ Professional series tape
(60 minutes in SP mode)
AY-DVM63MQ Master series tape
(60 minutes in SP mode)
g Picture quality does not worsen if you shoot in LP
mode, but you may notice some block noise and
there may be other limitations.
Block noise and feature limitations occur in the
following situations.
• When you play a tape on other digital video
equipment that you have shot in LP mode on
this camera.
• When you play a tape in this camera that you
have shot in LP mode on other digital video
equipment.
• When you have shot in LP mode and try to play
it on other digital video equipment that doesn’t
have an LP mode.
• During slow motion or still-picture playback
• When using the camera’s search functions
g Audio dubbing cannot be performed in the LP
mode as the tracks on the tape are narrower
than the heads.
Preventing accidental erasure
To prevent erasing the recordings on a tape by
accident, set the tab on the cassette to SAVE.
REC
SAVE
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Description of parts
Camera-recorder
1
3
2
5
7
4
6
9
15
16
8
POW
ER
ON
OFF
14
Bottom
13
PUSH
10 11
12
17
18
1 POWER switch (Page 11)
17 Power terminals (Page 10)
2 START/STOP button (Page 11)
18 DC INPUT terminal (7.9 V)
3 Rear tally lamp (Page 82)
19 Battery release (Pages 13 and 22)
4 Rear remote control sensor
5 REC CHECK button (Page 12)
6 Zoom button (Page 32)
7 HANDLE ZOOM switch (Page 32)
8 Handle zoom button (Page 32)
9 Handle START/STOP button (Page 33)
10 PHONES jack (3.5-mm stereo) (Page 53)
11 Remote control jacks
FOCUS/IRIS (3.5 mm mini jack)
Connect a remote control to remotely control
focus and iris.
ZOOM S/S (2.5 mm Super mini jack)
Connect a remote control to remotely control
zoom and start/stop.
12 EJECT switch (Page 10)
13 Cassette section (Page 10)
a) Cassette holder
b) Cassette cover
14 Tripod hole (Page 9)
15 Viewfinder diopter dial (Page 23)
16 Viewfinder (Page 23)
16
a
b
19
20
22
24
26
23
25
27
Description of
parts
21
AWB
29
28
31
30
33
32
20 Focus ring (Page 38)
21 Zoom ring (Page 32)
If you don’t need the zoom ring pin, fit it into the
provided hole (23) so that you don’t lose it.
34
35
37
36
39
38
39 EVF DTL/END SEARCH button (Pages 24 and
51)
22 AUTO button (Pages 31 and 36)
23 Hole for the zoom ring pin
24 ND FILTER switch (Page 43)
25 Speaker (Page 49)
26 OPERATION lever (Pages 32, 48, and 66)
27 MENU button (Page 66)
28 AWB button (Pages 41 and 42)
29 FOCUS switch (Page 38)
30 PUSH AUTO button (Page 38)
31 USER buttons 1 to 3 (Page 35)
32 GAIN switch (Page 43)
33 WHITE BAL switch (Page 41)
34 IRIS dial (Page 43)
35 IRIS button (Page 43)
36 AUDIO control (Page 44)
37 CAMERA/VCR button and lamp (Page 48)
38 Scene file dial (Page 45)
17
Description of parts (continued)
40
42
44
41
46
43
50
49
45
52
51
54
53
48
56
59
58
47
65
61
60
63
62
67
66
55
64
69
68
40 LCD monitor (Pages 9 and 24)
57 S-VIDEO IN/OUT terminal (Page 55)
41 RESET button (Page 24)
58 DV terminal (Page 36)
42 DISPLAY/AUDIO DUB button (Pages 56 and
65)
59 VIDEO IN/OUT terminal (pin jack) (Page 55)
43 VCR REC buttons (Pages 58 and 60)
61 Light shoe
44 AUDIO MON/VAR buttons (Pages 49, 50, and
51)
62 Built-in stereo microphone (Page 44)
45 SHUTTER button (Page 39)
46 SPEED SEL button (Page 39)
47 INPUT1 switch (MIC POWER +48 V)(Page 44)
48 INPUT2 switch (MIC POWER +48 V)(Page 44)
60 Microphone shoe (Page 53)
63 Front tally lamp (Page 82)
64 Front remote control sensor
65 AUDIO IN/OUT CH1/CH2 terminal (pin jack)
(Page 55)
49 CH1 SELECT switch (Page 44)
66 INPUT 1/2 terminal (XLR, 3 pin) (Pages 44
and 53)
50 COUNTER button (Page 52)
67 INPUT 1/2 switch (Page 44)
51 COUNTER RESET/TC SET button (Pages 25
and 52)
68 ZOOM switch (Page 32)
52 CH2 SELECT switch (Page 44)
53 MODE CHK button(Page 65)
54 ZEBRA button(Page 33)
55 OIS button (Page 35)
56 OPEN button (Page 24)
18
57
69 White balance sensor (Page 41)
Remote control
The following buttons are for functions that
cannot be executed on the camera-recorder.
1 DATE/TIME button (Page 49)
•
•
•
•
3 COUNTER button
Same function as the COUNTER button on the
main unit.
2 OSD button(Page 49)
• TITLE
• SELECT
• OFF/ON
4 COUNTER RESET button
Same function as the COUNTER RESET button
on the main unit.
Description of
parts
PHOTO SHOT
MULTI/P-IN-P
STORE
PB.ZOOM
5 A.DUB button
Same function as the AUDIO DUB button on the
main unit.
6 REC button (Pages 58 and 60)
(Used during VCR mode)
7 PLAY button (q)(Page 48)
/REW button (t)(Page 48)
8
9 PAUSE button (h)(Page 48)
10 STILL ADV button (
2
3
6
7
9
12
8
10
11
DATE/
TIME
PHOTO
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
TITLE
OSD
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
PLAY
A.DUB
ZOOM
INDEX
STOP
15
VAR.
SEARCH
14
17
MENU
SET
ITEM
)(Page 50)
12 STOP button (g)(Page 48)
button (y)(Page 50)
Buttons for shooting and volume control
13
14 START/STOP button
Same function as the START/STOP button on
the main unit.
11
15 ZOOM/VOL buttons (Pages 32 and 49)
16 VAR. SEARCH button (Page 51)
PB.
ZOOM
OFF/ON
,
11 INDEX buttons (u, i)(Page 50)
13 FF/
5
10
INDEX
STORE
P.B.DIGITAL
4
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
SELECT
16
REC
START/
STOP
- VOL +
1
17 MENU button
Functions the same as the MENU button on the
camera.
[ ], [ ], [ ], [ ] buttons
Function the same as the t, y, e, r buttons
on the camera.
19
The remote control
Insert the battery
1
Push the catch in the direction shown by arrow
(1) to remove the holder.
Remote control setup
When using two camera-recorders simultaneously,
set this camera-recorder and the remote control to
either [VCR1] or [VCR2] so the remote control does
not operate the wrong camera-recorder by mistake.
Setting
• Wireless remote control
2
Insert the battery with the “+” marked side
facing up.
Press the STOP (g) and STILL ADV (
) buttons
at the same time to set the remote control unit for
use with VCR1.
Alternatively, press the STOP (g) and STILL ADV
(
) buttons at the same time to set the remote
control unit for use with VCR2.
When the battery in the remote control unit is
replaced, the remote control unit is set for use
with VCR1.
3
Return the holder to its original position.
• Camera
In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, REMOTE, set to VCR1 or VCR2.
(Page 77)
If different settings are used for the camerarecorder and remote control unit, “REMOTE” lights
in red on the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
OSD
DATE/ PHOTO
TIME
SHOT
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
• Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
/REW
REC
PLAY
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
• When the battery (CR2025) has run out, replace it
with a new one. (The battery lasts about one year,
depending on the frequency of use.)
If the remote control unit fails to work even when it is
operated near the camera-recorder’s remote control
sensor, the battery has run out.
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
VCR2
INDEX
SELECT
STOP
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
VCR1
PB.
ZOOM
STORE
MENU
SET
OFF/ON
P.B.DIGITAL
20
ITEM
The battery
Charging
1
Align the battery with the “
” marking on the
AC adapter, place it flat, and slide it in the
direction shown below.
• You cannot charge the battery if the DC cord
is connected to the DC OUT connector, so
disconnect it first.
Recording time of included battery
Recharging time
Continuous recording
time
Approx. 330 min.
Approx. 360 (or 300) min.
• Times given above are approximate. Figures in
parentheses show the recording times when you use
the LCD monitor.
• The times apply when the ambient operating
temperature is 68°F (20°C) and humidity is 60%.
Charging may take longer at other temperatures and
humidity levels.
Preparations
Before using the battery, fully charge it with the AC
adapter.
Keep a spare battery with you.
• Keep metal objects (such as necklaces
and hairpins) away from the battery. Shortcircuiting may occur across the terminals,
causing the battery to heat up, and you
may seriously burn yourself if you touch
the battery in this state.
2
Plug the AC cord into the power outlet.
• The POWER lamp and CHARGE lamp on the
AC adapter light, and charging begins.
• If the CHARGE lamp does not light when
attached, detach the battery and then attach
it again.
CHARGE
POWER
3
4
When the battery is charged, the CHARGE
lamp on the AC adapter goes out.
Slide the battery and remove it.
• The battery becomes hot while it is being used or
charged.
The camera-recorder itself also becomes hot
during use.
• The recordable time reduces if you repeatedly
start and stop recording.
• Discharge the battery before storing it.
When storing it for an extended time, charge it at
least once a year, use up its charge in the
camera-recorder, and then store it again.
• If the battery is extremely hot or cold, the
CHARGE lamp will blink several times before
charging starts.
• If the CHARGE lamp continues to blink even
when the battery temperature is normal, there
may be something wrong with the battery or AC
adapter. Contact your dealer.
• The battery takes longer to charge when it is
warm.
• The AC adapter can interfere with radio reception
so keep radios at least 1 meter away from it.
• The AC adapter may make some noise when you
are using it, but this is normal.
• You cannot charge the battery when supplying
power to the camera-recorder from the AC
adapter.
21
The battery (continued)
Attaching the battery
1
2
3
Lift up the viewfinder.
Press on the battery and move it down until it
clicks into place.
Return the viewfinder to its original position.
Detaching the battery
• Turn POWER to OFF and check that the POWER
lamp (CAM/VCR) has gone off before detaching
the battery.
• Support the battery with your hand so that it does
not fall.
While pressing the battery release, lift the battery
out.
Battery release
1
2 3
22
Viewfinder
• The brightness and hue may differ between the
images appearing on the viewfinder and LCD monitor
and those displayed on a TV monitor.
To see how the final images will appear, check them
on a TV monitor.
Fitting the eye cup
Attach the eye cup by aligning the projections
on the eye cup holder and eye cup and fitting
them together.
• Turning the eye cup after attaching it may cause
the eye cup holder to come off. If the eyecup
holder does come off, see “Cleaning the
Viewfinder” (Page 83) for details on how to refit it.
Eye cup holder
Eye cup
Preparations
This camera has two viewfinders; one is a miniature
LCD in the viewfinder and the other is a retractable
3.5-inch LCD.
Use the viewfinder that best suits the application
and shooting conditions.
Using the viewfinder
1
Set the POWER switch to ON and check that
images appear in the viewfinder.
• Keep the LCD monitor closed.
POW
Projection
ER
ON
OFF
2
3
Adjust the viewfinder’s angle so that the screen
is positioned where it is easiest to see.
• You can move the view finder out to about 90°
perpendicular to the camera.
Adjust the diopter adjustment lever so that you
can see the characters on the viewfinder
screen clearly.
Eye piece
Viewfinder diopter
dial
Do not point the viewfinder at the sun.
Doing so may damage the parts inside.
23
Viewfinder (continued)
Using the LCD
1
2
Set the POWER switch to ON.
Press the OPEN button in the direction shown
by arrow (1) to open the LCD.
It can open out to 120 degrees. Do not try to
open it further as this will damage the camera.
Emphasizing outlines
Emphasizing the outlines of the images you see in
the viewfinder or on the LCD makes it easier to
focus.
Emphasizing the outlines does not effect the
images you shoot.
1
In CAMERA mode, press EVF DTL/END
SEARCH.
• “EVF DTL ON” appears on the screen for
about 2 seconds.
EVF DTL/
END SEARCH button
120
3
Position the LCD monitor where it is easiest to
see.
• The monitor can be rotated 180° toward the
lens and 90° toward you.
• Do not apply unnecessary force to the open
LCD. This can damage the camera.
Press EVF DTL/END SEARCH again to return
to the original display. “EVF DTL OFF” appears
on the screen for about 2 seconds.
EVF DTL/END SEARCH works differently when
in VCR mode. (Page 51)
• Ensure the LCD is fully closed.
• Both the LCD and viewfinder come on when you
have rotated the LCD to face in the same
direction as the lens for self-portrait shooting.
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Adjusting the screen display
To adjust the viewfinder’s screen:
In the setup menus, DISPLAY SETUP screen
EVF SET, select YES.
To adjust the LCD’s screen:
In the setup menus, DISPLAY SETUP screen
LCD SET, select YES.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
4
Select EVF CONTRAST and move the
OPERATION lever t or y to adjust the
contrast of the screen.
EVF SET
EVF COLOR LEVEL
[+]
[_]
EVF BRIGHTNESS
[_]
[+]
EVF CONTRAST
[_]
[+]
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
5
Press MENU three times to exit the menus.
Preparations
1
MENU
2
• You can return the settings for EVF SET and LCD
SET to the factory settings by selecting the item
and pressing COUNTER RESET (if it is possible
to change the item at that time).
Select EVF COLOR LEVEL and move the
OPERATION lever t or y to adjust the
color level of the screen.
OSD
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
EVF SET
/REW
EVF COLOR LEVEL
[+]
[_]
EVF BRIGHTNESS
[_]
[+]
EVF CONTRAST
[_]
[+]
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
3
Select EVF BRIGHTNESS and move the
OPERATION lever t or y to adjust the
brightness of the screen.
Camera
or
REC
PLAY
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
The following explanations show how to change
the viewfinder’s display. You can change the
LCD’s displays in the same way.
FF/
Remote control
• The viewfinder remains on when you open the
LCD if you have set the EVF MODE in the
DISPLAY SETUP screen to ON.
• The viewfinder display can be in color or black
and white. (See the setup menus, DISPLAY
SETUP screen, EVF COLOR.) The resolution is
the same for both of them.
EVF SET
EVF COLOR LEVEL
[+]
[_]
EVF BRIGHTNESS
[_]
[+]
EVF CONTRAST
[_]
[+]
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
25
Time data
Setting the calendar
This shows you how to adjust the calendar to 5:20
PM on December 25, 2005.
1
5
Move the OPERATION lever t or y to set
the MONTH to DEC.
CLOCK SET
Set the POWER switch to ON.
POW
YEAR 2005
MONTH DEC
DAY
24
HOUR
13
7
MIN
ER
ON
OFF
2
+/- : PUSH REW/FF
SEL : PUSH PLAY/STOP
In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, CLOCK SET, select YES.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
6
Set DAY, HOUR, and MIN using the method
shown in steps 4 and 5.
• This is a 24-hour clock.
CLOCK SET
YEAR 2005
MONTH DEC
DAY
25
HOUR
17
20
MIN
+/- : PUSH REW/FF
SEL : PUSH PLAY/STOP
3
Move the OPERATION lever t or y to set
the year to 2005.
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
7
Press MENU three times to exit the menus.
MENU
CLOCK SET
YEAR 2005
MONTH APR
DAY
24
HOUR
13
7
MIN
+/- : PUSH REW/FF
SEL : PUSH PLAY/STOP
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Choose a year between 2000 and 2089.
4
Move the OPERATION lever r to move to
MONTH.
CLOCK SET
YEAR 2005
MONTH APR
DAY
24
HOUR
13
7
MIN
+/- : PUSH REW/FF
SEL : PUSH PLAY/STOP
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
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The clock can vary in accuracy so check that
the time is correct before shooting.
1
2
3
4
Press the OPERATION lever [h] (or move it
y), move it r to select YES and press [h]
again.
RECORDING SETUP
---USER
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
ONE-SHOT REC
REC TIME
Connect the AC adapter. (Page 10)
YES
0.5S
Leave the POWER switch at OFF.
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Leave the camera-recorder like this for about 4
hours.
• The internal battery charges during this time.
• Recharge the battery regularly to ensure
correct TC and menu operations.
5
The following screen appears, so use the
OPERATION lever to set the user information.
Preparations
Recharging the built-in battery
The camera’s internal battery saves the date and
time. “
” appears on the screen of the
viewfinder or LCD when the internal battery is
running low on charge.
Do the following to recharge it.
Reset the date and time when fully recharged.
UB PRESET
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Setting user information
Setting user information allows you to store 8-digit
information (such as the date and time) in the
hexadecimal format on the tape’s sub code track.
User information is automatically saved in the
memory and retained after you turn off the power.
1
2
Set the POWER switch to ON.
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen UB MODE, select USER.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
RECORDING SETUP
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
ONE-SHOT REC
REC TIME
------OFF
0.5S
+/- : PUSH PLAY/STOP
SEL : PUSH REW/FF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Move the OPERATION lever e or r to select
the characters for the user information.
• You can use numbers from 0 to 9 and letters
from A to F.
UB PRESET
F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
+/- : PUSH PLAY/STOP
SEL : PUSH REW/FF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Move the OPERATION lever t or y to
move to the next digit.
UB PRESET
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
3
Move the OPERATION lever r to select UB
PRESET.
F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
+/- : PUSH PLAY/STOP
SEL : PUSH REW/FF
RECORDING SETUP
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
ONE-SHOT REC
REC TIME
---USER
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
OFF
0.5S
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
27
Time data (continued)
You can reset user information to nothing by
pressing COUNTER RESET.
DATE/
TIME
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
Camera
6
or
REC
PLAY
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
OSD
COUNTER RESET
FF/
Remote control
Press the MENU button when you have
finished setting the user information.
MENU
7
The following screen appears, so move the
OPERATION lever e to select YES.
UB PRESET
PRESET OK?
___
YES
NO
8
PUSH STILL
Press the OPERATION lever [h].
UB PRESET
PRESET OK?
YES
NO
9
PUSH STILL
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
MENU
28
___
Setting the time code
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP screen,
set the following time code related items.(Page 74)
• TC MODE
• TCG
• FIRST REC TC
• TC PRESET
• 1394 TC REGEN (appears when in VCR mode)
• In VCR mode and 1394 TC REGEN is ON, you
cannot change the items shown above.
Specifying the time code (TC PRESET)
Set TC PRESET so you can record a value of your
choice as the initial setting for the time code to be
used at the start of recording.
1
Set the POWER switch to ON.
POW
ER
ON
OFF
5
The following screen appears, so use the
OPERATION lever to set the time code.
TC PRESET
00h00m00s00f
+/- : PUSH PLAY/STOP
SEL : PUSH REW/FF
2
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen FIRST REC TC, select PRESET.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
RECORDING SETUP
REC SPEED
AUDIO REC
MIC ALC
MIC GAIN1
MIC GAIN2
TC MODE
TCG
FIRST REC TC
SP
48K(16bit)
ON
-50B
-50B
DF
REC RUN
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
3
Move the OPERATION lever r to select TC
PRESET.
RECORDING SETUP
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
ONE-SHOT REC
REC TIME
USER
---OFF
0.5S
Move the OPERATION lever e or r
change the time code.
to
TC PRESET
Preparations
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
10h00m00s00f
+/- : PUSH PLAY/STOP
SEL : PUSH REW/FF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Move the OPERATION lever t or y to
move to the next digit.
TC PRESET
10h00m00s00f
+/- : PUSH PLAY/STOP
SEL : PUSH REW/FF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
You can reset the time code to zero by pressing
COUNTER RESET.
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
Press the OPERATION lever [h] (or move it
y), move it r to move to select YES and
press [h] again.
OSD
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
RECORDING SETUP
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
ONE-SHOT REC
REC TIME
YES
---OFF
0.5S
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
Camera
or
REC
PLAY
PHOTO
SHOT
START/
STOP
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
- VOL +
4
FF/
Remote control
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
29
Time data (continued)
6
Press the MENU button when you have
finished setting the time code.
MENU
7
The following screen appears, so move the
OPERATION lever e to select YES.
TC PRESET
PRESET OK?
___
NO
YES
8
PUSH STILL
Press the OPERATION lever [h].
TC PRESET
PRESET OK?
YES
NO
9
PUSH STILL
Press MENU twice to exit the menus.
MENU
30
___
Regular shooting
1
2
g Cassette tape (Pages 10 and 15)
Check that the cassette tape can be used for
recording.
• Set the erasure prevention tab to SAVE.
• Make sure the tape doesn’t have images you
want to keep recorded on it.
• Make sure the cassette holder is completely
closed.
appears on the viewfinder and LCD
screens.
AUTO button
The camera makes the following
adjustments for you when in auto mode.
g Viewfinder (Page 23)
See if the diopter adjustment is suitable.
• Focus
• Gain
• Iris
• White balance
• In the setup menus, AUTO SW screen, you
can choose which items you want to have
automatically adjusted in auto mode. (Page
72)
g Zoom, focus, and iris
• Check that motor-driven zooming is possible.
(Page 32)
• Check that the focusing can be performed both
automatically and manually. (Page 38)
• Check that the lens iris operations can be
performed automatically and manually. (Page
43)
Viewfinder
g Time data (Page 26)
• Check that the date and time have been set
correctly.
• Check that the time code and user information
have been set correctly.
g Other equipment(Page 53)
• Check that any equipment you have connected
to the camera is working correctly.
• Check that connections are complete and
correct.
Press AUTO to switch to auto mode.
•
g Battery (Page 21)
Use a fully charged battery.
Keep a spare battery with you.
g Audio input (Page 44)
Check that CH1/CH2 SELECT switch is in the
correct position.
Set the POWER switch to ON.
Preparations
Ensure that the unit is working properly before you
attempt to shoot anything.
Check the equipment you need for the shooting
conditions.
Shooting in auto mode
Shooting
Preparation and inspections
POWE
R
ON
OFF
3
4
Look at your subject through the viewfinder.
Press the START/STOP button on the POWER
switch to start shooting.
Press START/STOP again to return the camera
to the shooting standby mode.
31
Shooting techniques for different targets
Check what you have shot (rec check)
Zoom
Press REC CHECK in the shooting standby mode
and two seconds of the last thing you shot play, and
then the camera returns to the shooting standby
mode.
This camera has a 10 x zoom.
Zoom with the zoom button or the zoom ring.
• REC CHECK does not work if you have shot for less
than a second.
• Note that this REC CHECK portion will also be
recorded to any equipment you have set up to make
backup recordings.
HANDLE ZOOM switch
Zoom button (handle)
REC CHECK button
Zoom ring
Zoom button
Finding specific scenes (image
search)
ZOOM switch
While in the shooting standby mode, you can
search through any images you have shot.
This is useful when you want to find a point from
which to continue shooting so two scenes come
one after the other.
Press the OPERATION lever y or t.
The tape plays forward or backward while you
are holding the lever in position.
MULTI/
P-IN-P
REC
A.DUB
- VOL +
1
PLAY
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
SELECT
ZOOM
SERVO
MANU
Zoom button
Set the ZOOM switch to SERVO so that you can
use the motor-driven zoom.
T:Zoom in
W:Zoom out
Gently press the zoom button on the viewfinder to
zoom slowly, firmly press to zoom faster.
You can change the zoom speed on the handle
zoom button by selecting one of three speeds with
the HANDLE ZOOM switch.
Set HANDLE ZOOM switch speeds by going to the
setup menus, SW MODE screen HANDLE ZOOM.
(Page 71)
Zoom ring
Camera
2
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or
Remote control
Release the lever when you find the point you
are looking for.
The camera returns to shooting standby mode.
Set the ZOOM switch to MANU so that you can use
the zoom ring.
• You cannot use the zoom ring if the ZOOM switch is
set to SERVO. Trying to use it could damage the
camera.
On the remote control
Press ZOOM/VOL to zoom with the motor drive.
Zoom speed is fixed at medium.
Low-angle shooting
Use the START/STOP button on the handle to
make it easier to shoot from low angles.
START/STOP button
Zebra pattern
Press the ZEBRA button in the camera mode to
show the zebra pattern or marker on the screen so
you can check the brightness of the subject.
Parts that may be whited out through over exposure
are shown as a zebra pattern.
• Very bright
• Reflecting parts
You can remove most overexposed parts by
adjusting the iris and shutter speed in the manual
mode to remove the areas with zebra patterns.
The display changes as follows each time you
press the ZEBRA button.
ZEBRA 1
Self-portrait shooting
: battery indicator
: warning
If this appears, turn the LCD back to its normal
position and see what the warning is.
Marker
Shooting
Images in the LCD when it is turned 180 degrees
for self-portrait shooting may appear unusual.
You can make them appear better by reversing left
and right. Go to the setup menus, DISPLAY SETUP
screen, SELF SHOOT, and select MIRROR.
Shooting in mirror mode has no effect on what you
actually shoot and record. Items shown on the
viewfinder and LCD screens are limited to the
following.
*: Shooting
*h: Shooting standby mode
OFF
ZEBRA 2
In the setup menus, DISPLAY SETUP screen,
ZEBRA DETECT 1 and ZEBRA DETECT 2, set the
brightness for the zebra patterns. (Page 76)
The zebra pattern you have set appears as a
percentage on the display for about 2 seconds.
Marker
If you press the ZEBRA button again while the
zebra pattern is being displayed, a marker appears
in the center of the display (if you have set the
setup menu, DISPLAY SETUP, MARKER to ON).
The image level at the center of the screen is
shown as a percentage between 0 and 99 while the
marker is displayed. “99%” appears if the
percentage is over 99.
Image level detection
area
Marker
99%
Image level
• The normal display reappears if you press the
ZEBRA button again.
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Shooting techniques for different targets (continued)
ONE-SHOT recording
1
2
3
4
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen, ONE-SHOT REC, select ON.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
OFF: ONE-SHOT is off.
ON: The camera records for the number of
seconds you have set in REC TIME, then
returns to shooting standby mode.
• While in progressive mode 24P or 24P (ADV)
you cannot change ONE-SHOT settings.
Changing the image size
You can change the aspect ratio of the images you
record with this camera.
Select the aspect ratio in the setup menus,
CAMERA SETUP screen, ASPECT CONV.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
NORMAL:
Recorded in the regular 4:3 aspect ratio
Set the recording time in REC TIME. (Page 75)
Press the START/STOP button to start ONESHOT recording.
• After you have set ONE-SHOT to ON, “I—”
blinks to the left of the VCR mode indicator.
“I—” lights when you start recording.
If you move the OPERATION lever in the g
direction, “I—” blinks again and ONE-SHOT
recording stops and the camera goes to
shooting standby mode.
• During ONE-SHOT recording, no other operations
are possible.
• During ONE-SHOT recording, the remaining tape
time is not shown.
The ONE-SHOT recording setting switches to OFF
when you turn the camera off.
To end ONE-SHOT recording, do one of the following.
1) Switch the camera off.
2) Change the ONE-SHOT REC setting back to OFF.
LETTER BOX:
Recorded in the 16:9 aspect ratio.
Black bands are recorded at the top and bottom
of the image.
SQUEEZE:
The recorded images are squeezed horizontally
so that they are shown as 16:9 images on a
compatible wide-screen television.
If you have selected SQUEEZE, “SQU” appears
on the screen.
• The viewfinder and LCD screens will be
distorted for a moment when you switch to
SQUEEZE, but this is normal.
• Images may be poorer when you playback if
you shot them in the SQUEEZE mode.
To change the aspect ratio display of the
viewfinder and LCD
Select the aspect ratio in the setup menus, DISPLAY
SETUP screen, DISPLAY ASPECT (Page 76).
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Optical Image Stabilizer
Use the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) to reduce
the effects of camera shake when shooting by
hand.
Press the OIS button to turn the function on and off.
appears on the screen when this function is
on.
Turn the function off when using a tripod for more
natural images.
Index recording
Press the USER button you have allocated to the
INDEX feature during shooting and an index signal
is recorded to the tape.
If you press the button while in shooting standby
mode, you also activate index standby mode. When
you start shooting or recording, an index signal is
recorded to the tape.
Adding indexes means that you can make index
searches during play.(Page 50)
• This function will not be as effective when the
vibration is severe or when tracking a moving subject.
Using the USER buttons
You can allocate one of eleven features to each of
the three USER buttons.
Use these buttons to change shooting settings
quickly or add effects to the images you are
shooting.
The following features are allocated to the buttons
at the time of shipping.
USER1: COLOR BAR
USER2: BACKLIGHT
USER3: INDEX
For details, see the setup menus, SW MODE
screen, USER1 to 3 (Page 72).
Adding effects to images
Shooting
Color bars
Press the USER button you have allocated to the
COLOR BAR feature to output a color bar screen to
a television or monitor so you can adjust them.
Press the same USER button to turn the feature off.
Press the USER button you have allocated to the
BLACKFADE or WHITEFADE feature to add fading
effects to your images.
BLACKFADE:
Press and hold to fade out to black. Audio also
fades out.
WHITEFADE:
Press and hold to fade out to white. Audio also
fades out.
Backlight compensation
Press the USER button you have allocated to the
BACKLIGHT feature when shooting subjects lit
from the back.
BACK appears on the screen.
Backlight compensation adjusts the iris so the
subject doesn’t come out dark.
Press the same USER button to turn the feature off.
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Shooting techniques for different targets (continued)
Backup recording
If you have connected equipment to the DV terminal
(Page 54). You can make automatic backup
recordings of whatever you are shooting.
• In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS screen,
DV CONTROL and DV CMD SEL, select how to
control the equipment you have connected. (Page
77)
Note the following when backup recording.
• Menu settings are retained even if you turn the
power off. So if you use the camera-recorder with
the settings for backup recording still in effect,
images on tapes in any unit that connected may
be overwritten. After backup recording, check the
menu item settings before you operate the
camera-recorder.
• If you use another AG-DVX100B as the external
unit for backup recording, select “OFF” for DV
CONTROL on the external unit and set it to VCR
mode.
• Backup recording may not work properly if you
connect two or more external units.
• Use a DV (IEEE1394) cable of 4.5 m or less for
connection.
• Set the external unit up to receive DV signals
before backup recording.
• You can have a tape in the external unit start
recording automatically when the tape in this unit
is almost finished. Set DV CONTROL (Page 77)
to “CHAIN”.
• Note that images are recorded even when you
perform a rec check.
Switching to manual mode
Press the AUTO button to switch between AUTO
(
lights) and manual mode (
goes out).
You can change the following settings in the manual
mode.
• Focus (Page 38)
• Gain (Page 43)
• Iris (Page 43)
• White balance (Page 41)
AUTO button
Adjusting the volume while shooting
If you are monitoring the sound through headphones
while shooting, you can adjust the volume with the
AUDIO MON/VAR button.
• To adjust the recording level (Page 44).
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Shooting in progressive mode
30P mode:
Shoot 30 frames a second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording, the 30-frame-persecond signal is converted to 60-field-persecond interlace.
This mode gives you high quality images.
30 P
A B C D E F G H I J
60 i
AoAeBoBeCoCeDoDeEoEe Fo FeGoGeHoHe Io Ie Jo Je
24P mode:
Shoot 24 frames a second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording, the 24-frame-persecond signal is converted to 60-field-persecond interlace using the widely used “2:3”
ratio.
This gives you images similar to a movie shot
with film.
24 P
A B C D E F G H
60 i
AoAeBoBeBoCeCoDeDoDeEoEeFoFe Fo Ge GoHe Ho He
With the “2:3” method, frames [BoCe], [CoDe],
[FoGe], and [GoHe] shown in the illustration would
be extended over different frames which can cause
a drop in picture quality.
With the 24P advanced method, however, frames
[BoCe] and [FoGe] are cut out, leading to a
reduction in image quality loss.
If you also use a system compatible with the
advanced method, editing will also yield better
quality images than those shot in the normal 24P
mode.
• If you are not going to do your editing on such a
system, use the normal 24P method for shooting.
Note the following when shooting in
progressive mode.
• You cannot have a gain of 18dB.
• The synchronization signal will be disrupted for a
moment when you switch to progressive mode.
• Set the shutter speed to 1/50 (OFF) or 1/60 for
best results.
• There may be a slight delay to the start of
recording when you use the 24P or 24P
advanced modes because 5 frames are recorded
at a time. The shortest possible recording time is
three seconds.
Shooting
You can change the progressive mode in the setup
menu, SCENE FILE screen, PROGRESSIVE
(Page 70).
24P advanced mode:
Shoot 24 frames a second in the progressive
mode.
For output and recording, the 24-frame-persecond signal is converted to 60-field-persecond interlace using “advanced” conversion.
24 PA
60 i
A B C D E F G H
AoAeBoBeBoCeCoCeDoDeEoEeFoFe Fo Ge GoGeHo He
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Focus
This camera allows you to choose between
automatic and manual focusing.
Focus ring
FOCUS switch
AUTO button
PUSH AUTO button
1
2
If the camera is in auto mode, press the AUTO
button to switch to manual focusing (
goes
out).
Use the FOCUS switch to choose how to
control focusing.
A (AUTO):
Auto focus mode
M (MANUAL):
Manual focus mode
Turn the focus ring by hand.
∞:
The camera first focuses on infinity, then it
switches to manual focus.
The FOCUS switch automatically moves
back to M (MANUAL) after you move it to ∞ .
Temporarily switching to auto focus
Even if you have switched FOCUS to M (MANUAL)
the camera will focus automatically while you press
down PUSH AUTO.
• Auto focus may not work properly if there is flickering.
Select a shutter speed suited to the ambient light.
(Page 39)
• When you use auto focus in the progressive or slow
shutter modes, the focus assist mode becomes active
which gives a more accurate focus than manual
focusing.
The extra focus control will make focusing take longer
than normal.
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Adjusting the shutter speed
Shutter speeds you can select
Shutter speeds you can select with SPEED SEL
Progressive
mode
Normal shutter
speeds (OFF)
SYNCHRO SCAN
OFF (60i)
1/60
1/60.3 - 1/250
30P
1/50
1/30.1 - 1/250.0
1/30, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
24P/24PA
1/50
1/24.1 - 1/250.0
1/24, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
Shutter speed selected
1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
SPEED SEL button
SHUTTER button
PUSH STILL
1
2
Each time you press the SHUTTER button, the
shutter speed switches between normal (OFF)
and the speed you selected with the SPEED
SEL button.
After you have pressed the SHUTTER button,
press SPEED SEL to select the shutter speed.
The shutter speed changes as follows each
time you press SPEED SEL.
When progressive mode is OFF (60i)
SYNCHRO
1/100
1/120
1/250
SCAN
1/2000 1/1000
1/500
When progressive mode is on (30P/24P/24PA)
SYNCHRO
1/30
1/60
1/120
SCAN
(1/24)
1/1000
1/500
1/250
• Remember that the faster the shutter speed,
the lower the sensitivity.
• If iris is set to auto, then it will open wider with
higher shutter speeds and thereby reduce
focal depth.
• If you have set slow shutter mode (Page 40),
you cannot change shutter speeds
(“INVALID” appears on the screen).
First press the USER button you have
allocated to SLOWSHUT to cancel the slow
shutter mode, then change the shutter speed
as shown above.
The current shutter speed appears on the
viewfinder and LCD screens unless you have
selected OFF in OTHER DISPLAY in the DISPLAY
SETUP screen of the setup menus. It is not
displayed if you have set the shutter speed to
normal (OFF).
Shooting
1/100
With artificial lighting and especially fluorescent
lights and mercury-vapor lamps, the luminance
changes in synchronization with the power line
frequency. When this frequency is 50 Hz, mutual
interference will occur between the camerarecorder’s vertical sync frequency (approx. 60 Hz)
and the lighting frequency (50 Hz). This means that
the white balance may change periodically.
Before shooting in areas with artificial lighting or
adjusting the white balance, set the shutter speed
as follows.
Progressive
mode
Shutter speed
50 Hz
60 Hz
OFF (60i)
1/100
OFF (1/60)
30P
OFF (1/50)
1/60
24P/24PA
OFF (1/50)
1/60
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Shooting techniques for different targets (continued)
Slow shutter mode
1
2
In the setup menus, SW MODE screen,
allocate one of the USER buttons to
SLOWSHUT. (Page 72)
PUSH STILL
SLOW 1/4
Press the USER button you have allocated to
SLOWSHUT to enter the slow shutter mode.
Each time you press SPEED SEL, the shutter
speed changes as shown below.
When progressive mode is off (60i)
1/4
1/8
1/15
1/30
The current slow shutter speed appears on the
viewfinder and LCD screens unless you have
selected OFF in OTHER DISPLAY in the DISPLAY
SETUP screen of the setup menus.
When progressive mode is on (30P)
1/4
1/8
1/15
When progressive mode is on (24P/24PA)
1/6
1/12
• “PROCESSING…” appears on the display for
a few moments after you enter the slow
shutter mode while the camera makes the
necessary settings.
• Press the USER button you have allocated to
SLOWSHUT again to exit the slow shutter
mode and return to the previous mode.
• The slow shutter mode is also canceled if you
turn the camera off then on again.
• You cannot control the gain while in slow
shutter mode. The gain will be fixed at 0 dB.
• While shooting you cannot change the slow
shutter mode settings or exit the mode.
• If you are using a shutter speed selected with
the SPEED SEL button (Page 39) you cannot
switch to slow shutter mode (“INVALID”
appears on the screen).
First press the SHUTTER button to return to
normal (OFF), then switch to slow shutter
mode.
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Synchro scan
Set the shutter speed of the synchro scan (used
when shooting a television or computer monitor) in
the setup menus, CAMERA SETUP screen,
SYNCRO SCAN. (Page 71)
• Adjust the shutter speed to match the frequency of
the television or computer monitor to minimize the
horizontal noise that appears when shooting such
subjects.
• By switching to progressive mode you can also shoot
PAL system television screens.
You can change the progressive mode in the
setup menu with PROGRESSIVE in the SCENE
FILE screen (Page 70).
Adjusting the white balance
When you are shooting in manual mode, readjust
the white balance whenever lighting conditions
change.
You can save adjustments and reselect them by
setting the WHITE BAL switch to A or B.
You can also use the preset values.
Use the settings to suit the shooting conditions.
5
Press the AWB button.
• Adjustment takes a few seconds.
(The following messages appear on the
screen.)
Message during adjustment
AWB Ach ACTIVE
White balance sensor
WHITE BAL switch
Message after adjustment
AWB Ach OK
• White balance cannot be adjusted automatically if the
Auto Tracking White (ATW) function is working.
Message when adjustment cannot be done
AWB button
The white balance sensor detects the light source
during shooting so the camera-recorder can adjust
the white balance. Do not block the sensor.
White balance adjustments
1
2
3
4
If the camera is in auto mode, press the AUTO
button to switch to manual focusing (
goes
out).
AWB Ach NG
Error messages
Adjustments
LOW LIGHT
Increase light or increase the gain.
LEVEL OVER
Reduce light or decrease the gain.
Shooting
An error message appears on the screen when
white balance adjustment is not possible.
Make the necessary adjustments if one of the
above error messages appears, then try adjusting
the white balance again.
If the messages repeatedly appear even after trying
a number of times, consult your dealer.
Set the shutter speed.
Place a white pattern in a location with the
same lighting conditions and light source as
the subject, then zoom in and fill the whole
screen with white.
Something white (a white cloth or wall) near the
subject can be used instead.
• Do not include bright spotlights in your shot.
Set the WHITE BAL switch to A or B
(whichever one you want to save the
adjustment in).
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Adjusting the white balance (continued)
Using presets
Use this feature when you have no time to make
white balance adjustments.
1
2
3
If the camera is in auto mode, press the AUTO
button to switch to manual focusing (
goes
out).
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
The current white balance value appears.
• White balance values 3200 K and 5600 K are
preset in the PRST position.
Guide to the preset values
3200 K: halogen light
5600 K: outdoors
Press the AWB button.
White balance switches between 3200 K and
5600 K.
Black balance adjustments
It is not normally necessary to adjust the black
balance. Adjust it when:
•
•
•
•
You use the camera for the first time
You use the camera after not using it for a long time
The ambient temperature changes greatly
You switch to the normal (OFF) shutter speed or to
slow shutter mode
• You switch between the progressive and normal (60i)
modes
Press the AWB button to automatically adjust the
white balance.
Press and hold the AWB button to adjust the black
balance.
• As the white balance is adjusted first when you press
the AWB button, make the necessary preparations for
this.
• You cannot adjust the black balance while you are
shooting.
Message during adjustment
ABB ACTIVE
Message after adjustment
ABB END
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Auto Tracking White (ATW)
You can allocate the ATW feature to one of the
positions on the WHITE BAL switch (A, B, or
PRST). Allocate it by going to the setup menus, SW
MODE screen, ATW. (Page 71)
The ATW feature is set to work in the auto mode at
the time of shipping.
(Page 31)
If you use the ATW feature whenever you are
shooting, the camera automatically adjusts the
white balance as you shoot.
• The ATW feature automatically determines the
current shooting environment and adjusts the white
balance accordingly. Depending on the environment,
there may be some error in the adjustment.
Use the procedure described on the proceeding page
whenever you need more precise white balance.
• Do not block the white balance sensor when using
the ATW feature. ATW will not work if you do.
Adjusting Iris, Gain, and Light Intensity
IRIS dial
ND FILTER switch
Adjusting the gain
When the display is dark, increase the gain to
brighten the display.
1
2
IRIS button
GAIN switch
Iris adjustments
1
2
3
If the camera is in auto mode, press the AUTO
button to switch to the manual mode (
goes
out).
Switch the gain with the GAIN switch.
L:
Set here under normal conditions. (0 dB)
M:
Increase the gain of the image amplifier.
(The default value is 6 dB.)
H:
Increase the gain of the image amplifier.
(The default value is 12 dB.)
Light intensity adjustments
If the camera is in auto mode, press the AUTO
button to switch to manual focusing (
goes
out).
Change the gain values of M and H in the setup
menus, SW MODE screen, MID GAIN and HIGH
GAIN (Page 71).
Press the IRIS button to switch how to adjust
the aperture of lens.
AUTO IRIS:
Adjust the iris automatically.
MANUAL IRIS:
Adjust the iris manually.
Use the ND FILTER Switch to change the ND Filter
used (filter to change light intensity).
Turn the IRIS dial to adjust the aperture of lens
when in the manual iris mode.
• Even if Auto IRIS is used, you can correct the
aperture with this dial.
Shooting
Adjust the aperture, gain and ND FILTER to suit the
scene or lighting you are shooting.
OFF:
ND filter is not used.
1/8:
Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/8.
1/64:
Cuts light intensity by up to about 1/64.
Set the direction of the IRIS DIAL and aperture
control in the setup menus, SW MODE screen,
IRIS DIAL (Page 71).
This unit’s iris F number when it is open is F1.6
at full WIDE and F2.8 at full TELEPHOTO.
The iris display in the viewfinder or on the LCD
when the iris is open is OPEN at full WIDE and
F2.8 or OPEN at full telephoto.
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Switching Audio Input
You can record audio through two channels when
shooting (see the table below). You can switch the
source for each channel between the built-in
microphone, another microphone, or audio
equipment connected to the camera.
3
CH1
CH2
CH1
CH2
Built-in microphone L
Built-in microphone R
INPUT 1 (XLR)
INPUT 2 (XLR)
CH2 SELECT switch
CH1 SELECT switch
INPUT 1/2 (MIC
POWER +48V)
Switch
4
INPUT 1/2 switches
AUDIO control knob
Using the built-in microphone
1
2
Switch the CH1 SELECT switch to INT (L).
• Audio from the built-in microphone Lch is
recorded to audio channel 1.
Switch the CH2 SELECT switch to INT (R).
• Audio from the built-in microphone Rch is
recorded to audio channel 2.
Using another microphone and audio
equipment
1
2
44
Connect an external microphone or audio
equipment to the INPUT 1/2 (XLR 3-pin)
terminal. (Page 59)
Use the INPUT 1/2 switch to switch the audio
input.
LINE: (audio equipment is connected)
Input level is 0 dBu.
MIC: (another microphone is connected)
Input level is -50 dBu.
You can change the input level to -60 dBu in
the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen MIC GAIN 1 and MIC GAIN 2 (Page
74). Be aware that sensitivity will be higher if
you choose -60 dBu so you will record more
noise.
5
When using the phantom microphone, set the
INPUT 1/2 (MIC POWER +48V) switch to ON.
ON: (When using the phantom microphone)
48V power supply to INPUT 1/2 terminal.
OFF: (When a phantom microphone is not
connected)
No power supply for INPUT 1/2 terminal.
• The battery will discharge faster if you use a
phantom microphone.
• Set to OFF if you connect equipment not
compatible with +48V. You can damage such
equipment if you leave the setting at ON.
Use the CH1 SELECT switch to select the
input signal to be recorded to audio channel 1.
INT (L): Audio from the built-in microphone Lch
is recorded to audio channel 1.
INPUT 1: Audio from a device connected to
INPUT 1 terminal is recorded to channel 1.
INPUT 2: Audio from a device connected to
INPUT 2 terminal is recorded to channel 1.
Use the CH2 SELECT switch to select the
input signal to be recorded to audio channel 2.
INT (R):
Audio from the built-in microphone Rch is
recorded to audio channel 2.
INPUT 2:
Audio from a device connected to INPUT 2
terminal is recorded to channel 2.
• When inputting the microphone signal to
channels 1 and 2, connect the microphone to
INPUT 2 and switch both CH1 SELECT and
CH2 SELECT to INPUT 2.
Adjusting the recording level
Use the AUDIO control knob to adjust the recording
level of the built-in microphone or of audio signals
input through the INPUT 1/2 (XLR 3-pin) terminal.
To adjust the volume of the sound for monitoring
(Page 36).
Leave it in the center position under normal
conditions.
Adjust the record level of audio signal using this
knob, regardless of the settings of MIC ALC items
in the RECORDING SETUP screen of setting
menu. (Page 74).
• The audio signals input into AUDIO IN/OUT CH1/
CH2 (pin jack) terminals can not be adjusted.
Using scene files
Scene file dial
Changing scene file settings
The setting value of the scene file can be changed.
Also you can save the changed scene file to each
position of the scene file dial.
Example: Change the name of the scene file.
1
2
3
• Progressive mode will not be changed even if you
change the scene file while recording. If you want
to change the progressive mode, please set the
camera-recorder to recording standby state.
4
Turn the scene file dial, then select the scene
file to be changed.
In the setup menus, select the SCENE FILE
screen.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
Move the OPERATION lever r to select NAME
EDIT.
SCENE F1: /
When the camera-recorder is shipped from the
factory, the following files are stored.
F1: SCENE
File suitable for normal shooting.
F2: SCENE FLOU.
File suitable for shooting under fluorescent
lights, ie. indoors.
F3: SCENE SPARK
File suitable for making subjects sharper,
such as at weddings.
F4: SCENE B-STR
File for broadening the contrast of dark parts,
such as when shooting sunsets.
F5: SCENE 24P
File suitable for shooting in progressive 24P
mode.
F6: SCENE ADVANC
File suitable for shooting in progressive 24P
advanced mode.
Set the POWER switch to ON.
Shooting
The settings according to the variety of shooting
circumstances are stored in each position of scene
file dial.
When shooting, you can retrieve the necessary file
instantly using scene file dial.
MATRIX
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
5
Press the OPERATION lever (h) (or move it
y) then move it r to select YES.
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Using scene files (continued)
6
The screen below is displayed, so set the file
name of six letters using OPERATION lever.
Set the same as user information (Page 27).
• Characters that can be set
Space, A to Z, 0 to 9, : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^_-/.
10 The following screen appears, so press the
OPERATION lever (h).
FILE F1:
SAVE
INITIAL
NAME EDIT
SW POSITION F1
+ : PUSH PLAY
- : PUSH STOP
SEL : PUSH REW/FF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
7
8
After you finish setting the filename, press the
MENU button.
Move the OPERATION lever r to select SAVE/
INIT.
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
11 The following screen appears, so move the
OPERATION lever e to select YES, then press
the OPERATION lever (h).
FILE F1:
SAVE?
YES
NO
___
PUSH STILL
SCENE F1:GAMMA
KNEE
MATRIX
SKIN TONE DTL
V DETAIL FREQ
PROGRESSIVE
NAME EDIT
SAVE/INIT
NORMAL
AUTO
NORMAL
OFF
OFF
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
9
Press the OPERATION lever (h) (or move it
y) then move it r to select YES.
SCENE F1:GAMMA
KNEE
MATRIX
SKIN TONE DTL
V DETAIL FREQ
PROGRESSIVE
NAME EDIT
SAVE/INIT
NORMAL
AUTO
NORMAL
OFF
OFF
YES
PUSH MENU TO RETURN
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12 Ten beeps sound in succession, the message
below appears, and the changes to the scene
file are complete.
SAVE
COMPLETED !
13 Press MENU three times to exit the menus.
• The original scene file settings will be restored
when the menu mode is released, the
operation is switched to the VCR mode or
when the power is turned off if SAVE has not
been selected.
• To return the scene file settings to the factory
settings, select INITIAL in step 10, then do
steps 11 to 13.
Transferring scene files
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
POWER SAVE
H.P MODE
USER FILE
FILE TRANS
FILE RECEIVE
HOUR METER
• You can only transfer between DVX100B models.
1
2
3
4
Connect camera 1 to camera 2 with a DV
(IEEE1394) cable.
For connection (Page 54)
When choosing SCENE (step 7), set the scene
dial on camera 1 to the item you want to send,
and set the scene dial on camera 2 to the item
you want to send it to. (For example you can
send F1 to F2.)
Put camera 1 in CAMERA mode and turn off
the DV CONTROL function under the OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen in the setup menus.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
Put camera 2 in VCR mode, stop or eject the
cassette tape, and then input a 1394 video
signal.
Put camera 2 in the file receiving mode.
In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, set FILE RECEIVE to YES.
OTHER FUNCTIONS
POWER SAVE
H.P MODE
USER FILE
FILE TRANS
FILE RECEIVE
HOUR METER
5
OFF
TAPE
------YES
The following screen appears, so move the
OPERATION lever e to select YES and press
the OPERATION lever (h).
RECEIVE MODE blinks on the screen.
FILE RECEIVE
SCENE
(SCENE)EXECUTE ?
YES
NO
PUSH STILL
Put camera 1 in the file transfer mode.
In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, set FILE TRANS to YES.
7
OFF
TAPE
---YES
00015H
The following screen appears, so move the
OPERATION lever r, select the data for
transfer, and press the OPERATION lever (h).
FILE TRANS
SCENE
SCENE ALL
USER
8
The following screen appears, so move the
OPERATION lever e to select YES and press
the OPERATION lever (h).
File transfer starts.
Shooting
You can transfer the following scene file data to
another DVX 100B connected with a DV
(IEEE1394) cable.
SCENE: A file selected with the scene dial (F1-F6)
SCENE ALL: All scene files
USER: All user files.
FILE TRANS
SCENE
(SCENE)EXECUTE ?
YES
NO
PUSH STILL
FILE TRANS appears on the screen of camera
1 when the transfer is complete.
FILE RECEIVE OK → PLEASE POWER OFF
appears on the screen of camera 2.
Be sure to turn off camera 2.
• When turning off camera 2, be sure to use
the power switch. Under no circumstances
cut the power by disconnecting the battery or
AC adapter.
When a file is transferring, do not disconnect the
DV (IEEE1394) cable or turn off the power of
camera 2.It will not transfer correctly.
• FILE TRANS NG appears on the screen of
camera 1 if a problem occurs during the transfer.
Check the connections and settings on both
cameras.
• Do not change the scene dial when RECEIVE
MODE is displayed on camera 2. The transfer will
stop if you switch the PROGRESSIVE settings
from 60i to 24P (FILE RECEIVE NG appears on
camera 2).
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Playback
1
2
Set the POWER switch to ON.
Press the CAMERA/VCR button to switch to
VCR mode.
3
Use the OPERATION lever and the supplied
remote control to perform the common
playback operations (see below).
CAMERA
VCR
Basic operations
Remote control
/REW
FF/
PLAY
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
-V
While the tape is in the stop mode, turn the lever in the direction q to play
back.
During playback, turn the lever in the direction q to use the variable
speed search mode (Page 51), then playback with the speed of 1x will
start. (The audio will not be played back.)
Variable speed search will not start if you are using the remote control.
-V
Operation by the OPERATION lever
/REW
FF/
PLAY
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
-V
While the tape is in the stop mode, turn the lever in the direction y to
fast forward the tape.
During play, move the lever y to play the tape at 10x speed.
/REW
FF/
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
-V
While the tape is in the stop mode, turn the lever in the direction t to
rewind the tape.
During play, move the lever t to rewind the tape at 10x speed.
PLAY
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
-V
Turn the lever in the direction g to stop the tape.
/REW
While the tape is playing back, press this lever to set the camera-recorder
to the playback pause mode.
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
Tape protection mode
If you pause the camera-recorder for 5 minutes during play or shooting, it automatically stops to protect the tape.
The mode activates faster if it is cold.
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Adjusting the volume
Checking the date and time
AUDIO MON/VAR button
Press the DATE/TIME button on the remote control
to show the date and time of shooting on the
screen. The display changes as follows each time
you press the button.
Time
Date
OSD
Time and Date
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
PHOTO
SHOT
TITLE
START/
STOP
ZOOM
MULTI/
1
With the AUDIO MON/VAR button, adjust the
volume of the sound that is output from the
internal speaker and PHONES jack.
On the remote control, press the ZOOM/VOL
button.
• This button works differently during variable
speed search and pause.
(Pages 48 and 51)
Viewing images on a television
Playback
Original screen
Connect the camera to a television with an AV
cable or S-video cord (not included) to view the
images on the television.
1
2
Connect the camera-recorder to the TV set
(Page 55).
Start playback.
• To show the information that appears on the
viewfinder and LCD, press the OSD button on
the remote control.
Press the OSD button again to clear the
display.
OSD
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
PHOTO
SHOT
TITLE
START/
STOP
ZOOM
MULTI/
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Variable-speed playback
Slow playback
During play, press one of the STILL ADV (
or
) buttons on the remote control unit.
-V
1
Fast-forward and rewind
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
STOP
INDEX
-V
INDEX
During playback, move the OPERATION lever y to
play 10 times normal speed.
During playback, move the OPERATION lever t to
rewind at 10 times normal speed.
Fast-forward/fast-rewind continue as long as you hold
the lever in place.
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
• Press the PLAY button (q) to return to normal
playback.
INDEX
Camera or
Frame-by-frame playback
1
2
During play, press the OPERATION lever (h) to
pause play.
Press the AUDIO MON/VAR button to play
frame-by-frame.
On the remote control unit, press the STILL
ADV (
or
) button.
• Press and hold the button to perform frameby-frame play continuously.
-V
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
or
INDEX
Remote control
Remote control
Index search
This function searches for the index signals (Page
35) recorded on the tape.
Index searches can be performed using the
supplied wireless remote control unit.
During play, press the INDEX buttons i or
u.
• The tape is cued at the next scene after
showing [S1] on the screen.
• Each time you press the INDEX button
thereafter, [S2] and then [S3] are displayed,
and the tape is cued up to the second and
subsequent scenes. When the tape is cued
up, playback starts from that section. (Up to
nine scenes before or ahead on the tape can
be specified for cue-up.
-V
Camera
STOP
INDEX
• Move the OPERATION lever q to return to normal
playback.
1
AUDIO MON/VAR button
STOP
• Move the OPERATION q to return to normal
playback.
/REW
PLAY
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
STOP
INDEX
• Press the STOP button (g) to stop the
search.
• The function may not work properly if the
interval between one index and the next is
less than one minute.
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Variable speed search
End search
This function enables you to change the playback
speed and search for specific scenes.
You can find unrecorded parts or the end of the last
scene shot.
1
1
During playback, move the OPERATION lever
q.
On the remote control, press the VAR.
SEARCH button.
STOP
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
PB.
ZOOM
STORE
MENU
SET
OFF/ON
P.B.DIGITAL
Camera
or
ITEM
Remote control
[1x] appears on the screen and the tape is
played back at the normal speed.
No sound is heard at this time.
2
Press the AUDIO MON/VAR button to change
the playback speed.
On the remote control, press the [ ] or [ ]
SET button.
• Each time you press the button, the speed
changes as follows; 1/5 (1/3 in LP mode)
speed, 1x speed, 2x speed, 5xspeed,
10xspeed, 20x speed.
• Press the “+” button to increase the speed
and the “-” button to decrease the speed.
2
Press the EVF DTL/END SEARCH button in
the VCR mode.
• The unrecorded parts are found, and a still
picture that is about a second ahead is
displayed.
When in the camera mode, press and hold the
EVF DTL/END SEARCH button for at least a
second.
• A blank portion of the tape is found, and a still
picture that is about a second ahead is
displayed while the camera is in recording
standby mode.
Playback
INDEX
SELECT
In the setup menus, OTHER FUNCTIONS
screen, END SEARCH, set the search method.
(Page 77)
BLANK:
Find unrecorded parts.
REC END:
Find the end of the last scene shot.
AUDIO MON/VAR button
EVF DTL/
END SEARCH button
Camera
or
INDEX
Remote
control
SELECT
STOP
INDEX
VAR.
SEARCH
PB.
ZOOM
STORE
MENU
SET
OFF/ON
P.B.DIGITAL
ITEM
• Move the OPERATION q to return to normal
playback.
• If you change the tapes, the camera will not be
able to find the end of the last scene shot even if
you have set REC END.
• If the tape is blank, searching stops at the end of
the tape.
• This function may not work properly if there are
blank parts near the beginning of the tape or part
way through the tape.
• Before recording, check the still picture first.
EVF DTL/END SEARCH works differently when
simply pressed in camera mode. (Page 24)
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Using the Counter
Counter display
You can display a counter that indicates how much time
has elapsed during shooting or playback.
COUNTER button
or
Remote control
OSD
DATE/
TIME
COUNTER RESET
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
REC
PLAY
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
FF/
COUNTER RESET/TC SET button
1
Press the COUNTER button.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows.
0 : 00. 00:
Counter value
M 0 : 00. 00:
Counter value in memory stop mode
TC XX : XX : XX : XX:
Time code value
UB XX XX XX XX:
User information
FR --- -:
Frame rate (30P/24P/24PA) and frame
sequence in progressive mode shooting.
No display:
Data is not displayed.
Resetting the counter
Press the COUNTER RESET button while the
counter is displayed.
Memory stop mode
After shooting or playback, the tape can first be
returned to near the pre-programmed position, and
then stopped automatically.
1
2
3
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Press the COUNTER button to display the
counter in memory stop mode.
At the desired position on the tape, press the
COUNTER RESET button to reset the counter.
Proceed with playback or shooting.
5
Press the CAMERA/VCR button to set the VCR
mode.
When rewind or fast-forward the tape, it stops
automatically near where you reset the
counter.
START/
STOP
PHOTO
SHOT
- VOL +
Camera
4
During dubbing, reset the counter value at the OUT
point to stop dubbing with memory stop mode.
(Page 57)
1394TC preset mode
You can synchronize the time codes of your cameras
when using more than one for a shoot. The camera
used for synchronization is the MASTER and the
camera being synchronized is the SLAVE.
1
2
Connect a second camera with a DV
(IEEE1394) cable and turn both cameras off.
For connection (Page 54)
Put the MASTER camera in CAMERA mode
and output a video signal from the DV
(IEEE1394) terminal.
Do the remaining steps on the SLAVE camera.
3
4
5
6
7
Set the SLAVE camera to VCR mode and in
the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen, set FIRST REC TC to PRESET mode
so the counter shows the TC.
• You cannot do this if you have selected
REGEN.
In the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen, set DV IN PRESET to ON. (Page 74)
• DVTC appears on the screen.
Stop or eject the cassette tape.
Press the COUNTER RESET/TC SET button.
The TCG value is preset with the TC value
from the input 1394 signal.
Reset the SLAVE camera to CAMERA mode.
Connecting external units
Headphones
PHONES
External microphone
Microphone holder
Microphone holder
Adapter
INPUT1 or
INPUT2
12 mm
Playback
Stereo Microphone (optional)
AG-MC100G
Editing
6 mm
• When attaching an external microphone to the
microphone shoe, use the supplied microphone
holder and microphone holder adapter.
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Connecting external units (continued)
Digital video equipment
This camera
Other Digital video equipment
1
SVIDEO
IN/OUT
CH2
CH1
AUDIO
IN/OUT
VIDEO
IN/OUT
DV
2
DV (IEEE1394)cable (optional) 4-pin type
g You can connect a digital video unit equipped with a DV connector and digitally transfer video and
audio signals as well as time code.
• Before proceeding to connect or disconnect DV (IEEE1394) cable, be absolutely sure to turn off the power
of the units.
• Before proceeding to connect the unit which uses a 6-pin type DV connector,
carefully check the shape of the DV (IEEE1394) cable and the connectors on
the DV (IEEE1394) cable. Connecting a connector upside down may
damage the parts inside the unit and cause malfunctioning. Furthermore,
connect the DV (IEEE1394) cable to the unit which uses a 6-pin type DV
connector first. ((1)(2))
4-pin
6-pin
type
• When recording signals from an external unit, first check that video signals
type
are supplied.
• While signals from an external unit are being recorded, do not stop output on the external unit side or
disconnect any of cables. This may lead to a failure to recognize the signals when you do recording again.
• Do not apply force when connecting DV (IEEE1394) cable to DV connector as this may damage the
connector.
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Television
SVIDEO
IN/OUT
SVIDEO
DV
DV
IN/OUT
CH2
CH1
CH2
CH1
AUDIO
IN/OUT
VIDEO
IN/OUT
AUDIO
IN/OUT
VIDEO
IN/OUT
AV cable (optional)
AV cable (optional)
Red:CH2 (Rch) audio
White:CH1 (Lch) audio
Yellow: Video
Red: CH2 (Rch) audio
White: CH1 (Lch) audio
Yellow: Video
S-video cable
(optional)
Television with S-video connector
Video deck
IN/OUT
DV
SVIDEO
IN/OUT
CH2
CH1
CH2
CH1
AUDIO
IN/OUT
VIDEO
IN/OUT
AUDIO
IN/OUT
VIDEO
IN/OUT
DV
AV cable (optional)
AV cable (optional)
Editing
SVIDEO
Red: CH2 (Rch) audio
White: CH1 (Lch) audio
Yellow: Video
Red: CH2 (Rch) audio
White: CH1 (Lch) audio
Yellow: Video
VCR with S-video connector
S-video cable (optional)
g When connecting the external unit in order to
input video and audio signals from the
external unit, the unit shall be connected to
the output connectors on the external unit.
g When connecting an external unit in order to
output video and audio signal to the external
unit, connect it to the input connectors on the
external unit.
• When video signals are input to both the SVIDEO IN/OUT connector and VIDEO IN/OUT
jack, signals of the S-VIDEO IN/OUT connector
take precedence.
• Except when performing audio dubbing on
existing recordings, audio signals cannot be
recorded unless video signals are input to the SVIDEO IN/OUT connector and/or VIDEO IN/OUT
jack.
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Audio dubbing
Background music or narration can be added to the
images you have recorded on the tape.
1
2
Set the POWER switch to ON.
In the setup menus, select an audio recording
system in RECORDING SETUP screen,
AUDIO REC.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
32K(12bit):
The sound is recorded using the 12-bit/32kHz
(4-channel) system.
Use this mode when you want keep the
sound that recorded while you were shooting
even after audio dubbing has been
performed.
48K(16bit):
The sound is recorded using the 16-bit/48kHz
(high-quality stereo) system.
When audio dubbing is performed, the sound
that was recorded while you are shooting will
be erased.
3
4
6
7
8
9
Find the scene you want to add and set the unit
to the still mode.
Press the AUDIO DUB button to establish the
status ready for audio dubbing.
Press the A. DUB button on the remote control
unit.
• “A.DUBh” appears.
Press the OPERATION lever [h] and start input
of sound to be dubbed.
Press the OPERATION lever [h] to pause.
To continue dubbing, repeat steps 7 and 8.
• When finished, move the OPERATION lever [g].
AUDIO DUB button
OPERATION lever
Start shooting.
Press the CAMERA/VCR button and switch to
the VCR mode.
CAMERA
VCR
5
In the setup menus, select an audio recording
system in the AV IN/OUT SETUP screen, A
DUB INPUT.
• For menu operation (Page 66)
• You can also use the menu buttons on the
remote control. (Page 19)
MIC:
The sound of the built-in microphone or the
external unit connected to INPUT 1/2
connector is recorded. (Select by CH1
SELECT switch and CH2 SELECT switch.)
A_IN:
The sound of audio component connected to
1AUDIO IN/OUT connector (pin jack) is
recorded.
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In the LP mode, you cannot dub after
recording as the track on the tape is thinner
than the head.
Input channels and the tracks recorded
Using the memory stop mode to edit dubbed
sound
Input
Shooting
mode
Audio
dubbing
mode
Built-in microphone L
channel
CH1
CH3
Built-in microphone R
channel
(2)Rewind the tape to the position where the audio
dubbing is to start, and start the dubbing.
CH2
CH4
(3)The tape then stops automatically at the position
where the counter memory display was reset.
INPUT 1 (XLR)
CH1
CH3
INPUT 2 (XLR)
CH2 (CH1)
CH4 (CH3)
AUDIO IN/OUT CH1
(Pin jack)
-
CH3
AUDIO IN/OUT CH2
(Pin jack)
-
CH4
(1)First reset the counter memory display in the
memory stop mode at the position where the
audio dubbing is to end. (Page 57)
The sound track to be recorded when shooting can be
changed by CH1 SELECT switch and CH2 SELECT
switch.
The sound track to be recorded when dubbing can be
changed at A DUB INPUT ITEM on the AV IN/OUT
SETUP screen. (Page 75).
Adjusting the audio input level
Listening to sound that has been dubbed
Switch between the sound that has been dubbed
and the sound heard during shooting in the setup
menus, PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen, 32K
(12bit) AUDIO. (Page 73)
ST1:
The sound recorded during shooting is played
back.
ST2:
The sound that has been dubbed is played back.
MIX:
Both the sound recorded during shooting and that
you have dubbed are played back.
Editing
Use the AUDIO control to adjust the recording level
of audio signals input from the built-in microphone
or INPUT 1/2 terminal.
You cannot adjust the audio signals input into the
AUDIO IN/OUT CH1/CH2 terminals.
Performing audio dubbing as you listen
You can monitor the sound by setting “ST2”.
If you use headphones when performing audio
dubbing on a recording using microphone input,
you can listen to the sound being dubbed.
When you perform audio dubbing using line input
(from the audio component connected to the
AUDIO IN/OUT jack), you can listen to the sound
being dubbed through the speakers.
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Dubbing
Analog input
Use the dubbing function to copy the contents of SVHS (or VHS) cassettes onto DV cassettes or
record the television.
1
2
Connect this unit to a video deck or a
television. (Page 55)
Press the CAMERA/VCR button and switch to
the VCR mode.
Analog/digital (AD) conversion
You can use this unit to convert analog to digital
signals. In the setup menus, AV IN/OUT SETUP
screen, set DV OUT to “ON”. (Page 75)
This enables you to output digital images, which
were input as analog signals from an external unit,
through this unit’s DV connector to another digital
video unit.
Video deck, etc.
CAMERA
Analog signals
VCR
3
4
Turn on the power of the external unit, and play
back the tape.
This camerarecorder
To start recording video signals from the
connected devices, press two VCR REC
buttons at a time.
On the remote control, while pressing the REC
button, press the PLAY button.
VCR REC buttons
Digital signals
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
REC
PLAY
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
—VOL +
COUNTER RESET
Another digital video
unit
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
Camera
or
STOP
INDEX
Remote control
• If you press these two buttons during pause,
the unit will go to shooting standby mode.
Each time the [h] button of the OPERATION
lever is pressed, the unit switches between
shooting and the shooting standby mode.
5
6
Move the OPERATION lever [g] to stop
recording.
Stop playback on the external unit.
You cannot adjust the audio level.
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• Normally, set DV OUT to “OFF”. Images may be
disrupted if you set it to “ON”.
• You can also use an S-video cable.
• Connecting external units (Page 53)
Analog output
You can record images you have shot on this unit to
an S-VHS (VHS) tape in a video deck.
1
2
Connect this unit to a video deck.
(Page 55)
Press the CAMERA/VCR button and switch to
the VCR mode.
CAMERA
VCR
4
5
6
Move the OPERATION lever [q] to start play on
this unit.
Start recording on the video deck.
Stop recording on the video deck.
Move the OPERATION lever [g] to stop play.
Editing
3
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Dubbing (continued)
Digital input/output
You can perform dubbing with a high image quality
by means of digital signals by using a DV
(IEEE1394) cable to connect this unit to a digital
video unit equipped with a DV (IEEE1394)
connector.
Read the connected digital video unit’s instruction
manual carefully.
1
2
Connect the digital video equipment to this
unit. (Page 54)
Set the player unit and recorder unit to the VCR
mode.
• Press the CAMERA/VCR button for this unit.
CAMERA
VCR
3
4
Start playing back in the player.
If you are using this unit, move the operation
lever [q].
Start recording in the recorder.
• If you are using this unit, press the two VCR
REC buttons at the same time. On the remote
control unit, press the PLAY button while
holding down the REC button.
VCR REC button
MULTI/
P-IN-P
/REW
REC
PLAY
TITLE
A.DUB
ZOOM
—VOL +
COUNTER RESET
FF/
STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
INDEX
Camera
or
STOP
INDEX
Remote control
• If you press these two buttons during pause,
the unit will go to shooting standby mode.
Each time you press the OPERATION lever
[h], the unit switches between shooting and
the shooting standby mode.
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5
6
Stop recording in the recorder.
• If you are using this unit, move the operation
lever [g].
Stop playback on the other unit.
• If you are using this unit, move the operation
lever [g].
• When dubbing through digital input, audio is
recorded in the same mode as the playback
source irrespective of the settings on the
recording unit.
• If you have set 1394TC REGEN or 1394UB
REGEN to on in the recording unit’s menus you
can copy the time code and user information from
the playback source (Page 74). Do not start
recording until you can see the images on the
recording unit’s screen. Time code and user
information may not be correctly recorded if you
start recording before the images are received.
Screen displays
Displays in CAMERA and VCR modes
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6
8
10
3
5
7
9
11
12
I – PAUSE
DV
TC
STD
1/100
LOW LIGHT
ND 1/64
NOV
30
2005
25
23
21
26
24
22
20
19
23 : 59 : 59
min
CH1
CH2
48 K
27
MF25
MACRO
P 3.2 K
F5 . 6
18 dB
ND 1/64
INDEX
ALC
14
VOLUME
1 Warnings
REMOTE: Blinks when the wrong equipment
setting is selected on the remote control unit.
: Lights when condensation has formed
inside the camera-recorder.
: Blinks when cylinder heads are dirty.
: Blinks when a tape has not been inserted
or the write-protect switch is engaged.
END: Blinks when the tape has reach the
end.
: Lights if a problem has occurred while
taking a self-portrait in the mirror mode.
: Lights when the internal battery for the
calendar has run out.
2 Backup unit displays
The status of the backup unit connected to the
DV connector is displayed here.
Nothing is displayed if in the setup menus,
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, DV CONTROL,
you have selected “OFF”.
DV*:
Recording
DVh:
Recording standby
DV:
DV- -|:
USER - 1
Z 78
12 : 34 : 56 : 00
SP
24PA
SQU
13
:
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The backup unit cannot be
controlled.
The backup unit is not connected.
The backup unit is connected but
is in a mode other than
recording or recording standby.
15 16
17
18
3 Optical Image Stabilizer (
) display
Appears when the Optical Image Stabilizer is
ON.
4 Recording time mode (SP/LP)
SP: Standard mode
LP: Extended mode
5 Progressive mode
Frame rate information during shooting in the
progressive mode is displayed here.
Editing
4
1
31 30 29
6 Squeeze information
Appears when in the setup menus, CAMERA
SETUP screen, ASPECT CONV, you have
selected “SQUEEZE” (Page 71) or when playing
back images recorded in the squeeze mode.
Displays
2
32
7 Setting selection
The selected setting is displayed here when a
switch is selected or a button is pressed to select
a setting.
8 Information display
Following information is displayed depending on
the situation.
• Performance of the auto white balance or the
auto black balance
• Warning (Page 64)
• The functions allocated to the USER buttons
are displayed while you hold down the MODE
CHK button.
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Screen displays (continued)
9 Mic level auto control
Appears when in the setup menus,
RECORDING SETUP screen, MIC ALC, you
have selected “ON”.
10 Auto iris control displays
STD
: Standard auto-iris control
SPOT
: Auto iris control for spotlight
BACK
: Auto iris control for backlight
compensation
11 Shutter speed
The shutter speed is normally displayed here.
“SLOW” appears when using the slow shutter
speed.
When the ZEBRA button is pressed to display
the markers (Page 33), the brightness level
around the center of the screen is indicated as
0% to 99%. “99%K“appears if the percentage is
over 99.
12 Audio sampling frequency
13 AWB error
LOWLIGHT
Appears when the brightness level adjusted by
the auto white balance is too low.
14 Audio level meter
34 dB
12 dB
0 dB
CH1
CH2
15 Recommended ND filter
The recommended ND filter under the current
shooting conditions is displayed here.
16 Remaining tape
This is not displayed while being calculated. It is
also not displayed during intermittent recording
or slow playback.
17 Remaining battery charge
As the remaining battery charge drops, the
display changes as follows:
When the battery has completely discharged,
(
) blinks.
(When the AC adapter is being used, a display
other than
may appear: this is not a sign
of malfunctioning.)
18 Monitor volume level meter
Press the AUDIO MON/VAR button to display the
level meter showing the volume level of the
sound that is output from the internal speaker
and PHONES jack.
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19 Calendar
Month:
JAN (January), FEB (February), MAR (March),
APR (April), MAY (May), JUN (June), JUL
(July), AUG (August), SEP (September), OCT
(October), NOV (November),
DEC (December)
Day of the
month:
Year:
2002 - 2089
Hours:
Minutes:
mmm dd yyyy hh:mm:ss
Seconds:
20 INDEX record display
When the USER button allocated the Index
function in advance is pressed during the
recording, it will light when recording the index
signal.
When you press the USER button before
recording, it will light. (In the condition of waiting
the index signal record)
21 ND filter display
ND filter selected is displayed.
When [ND--] is displayed, the ND filter may be
out of alignment. (OFF, the position except 1/8, 1/
64)
Check the position of the ND filter switch.
22 Gain display
Displays the gain value of the image amplifier
configured.
23 IRIS display
Displays F value.
24 AWB information display
Displays the information of white balance.
25 Macro control display
26 Focus control display
Displays the focus control information with 99-00.
95 (Focal distance: infinity)
:
50 (Focal distance: approx. 1 m)
36 and below (Macro)
:
00 (Focal distance: approx. 2 cm)
• Depending on the zoom position, the macro
range may not be enabled.
Also, depending on the zoom position, the
lower limit value of macro range may be
different.
28 Scene file name display
29 Displays marker
During shooting, pressing the ZEBRA button
once or twice will display the marker.
30 Counter display
The following data is selected in turn each time
the COUNTER button is pressed.
COUNTER:
Counter value
M COUNTER:
Counter value in memory stop mode
TC:
Time code value
When the time code value could not be read
correctly from the tape, [TC*] is displayed.
When it acts in drop frame mode, the colon
between seconds and frames become “.”.
UB:
User information
When user information could not be read
correctly from the tape, [UB*] is displayed.
FR:
Frame rate information for recording
FR 60I
: Standard (60i interlace) mode
(60 fields/sec.)
FR 30P
: 30P progressive mode (30
frames/sec.)
FR 24P
: 24P progressive mode (24
frames/sec.)
FR 24PA : 24P advanced mode
When in FR24P and FR 24PA mode, the
sequence information of the frame
conversion at the final place.
31 Operational state display
REC
: Recording
*
: Recording (during self-portrait
shooting)
PAUSE
: Recording pause
*h
: Recording standby (during selfportrait recording)
: Play pause
: Standby (the cylinder-head is
stopped)
STNDBY
A. DUB
: Standby for dubbing record
A. DUB
: Dubbing record
: Play
(
(
CHK
) : Fast-forward/Fast-forward play
(Rewind/Rewind play)
)
(
: Slow play (Reverse slow play)
: Rec check
) : Cue (reverse cue)
(
) : Frame-by-frame (Reverse
Frame-by-frame)
BLANK
: Blank search
REC END
: End of recording search
x
/x
(x
/x
):
Variable-speed search (Reverse variablespeed search)
32 ONE-SHOT recording display
Appears when “ON” has been selected for ONESHOT REC in the RECORDING SETUP screen
of the setup menus.
33 AUTO button action display
When the AUTO button is pressed, this display
appears if the function configured in the AUTO
SW screen of the Setup menu is active.
Displays
27 Zoom position display
The zoom poison is displayed with Z00
(maximum wide-angle) - Z99 (maximum zoom).
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Screen displays (continued)
In VCR mode only
Warnings
If a problem occurs with this unit or tapes, the
following messages are displayed in the middle of
the screen.
36
S 1
TC
35
34
12 : 34 : 56 : 00
SP
DVTC
SQU
F5 . 6
18 dB
NOV
48 K
CH1
CH2
30
2005
37
38
23 : 59 : 59
min
34 Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
display
When the CAMERA DATA item of the DISPLAY
SETUP screen of the Setup menu is set to ON,
and you are using the Optical Image Stabilizer,
is displayed even if playing back the tape as
camera data.
35 DVTC display
Appears when you have set DV IN PRESET to
ON in the setup menus, RECORDING SETUP
screen.
It does not appear when you have set REGEN for
FIRST REC TC.
36 Search number display
Displays the index numbers performed the index
search. (S1 to S9)
37 IRIS display
When the CAMERA DATA item of the DISPLAY
SETUP screen of the Setup menu is set to ON,
the F value of recording is displayed even if
playing back the tape as camera data.
38 Gain display
When the CAMERA DATA item of the DISPLAY
SETUP screen of the Setup menu is set to ON,
the F value of recording is displayed even if
playing back the tape as camera data.
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UNPLAYABLE TAPE (OTHER FORMAT)
Can not playback because of the different tape
format.
COPY INHIBITED
Can not record correctly because of the input
signal copy-guarded.
UNABLE TO A. DUB (LP RECORDED)
Can not perform dubbing because the tape was
recorded with LP mode.
INCOMPATIBLE TAPE
Can not use because the tape is not the
standard for this unit (e.g. a tape for saving data).
EXTERNAL
DV DISCONNECT
When the DV CONTROL item of the OTHER
FUNCTIONS screen of the Setup menu is set to
EXT and recording without connecting external
units with DV terminal, this display appears.
AUTO OFF
When trouble occurs with tape running systems,
AUTO OFF is displayed.
When AUTO OFF is displayed, the power supply
of this device is automatically set to OFF.
CYLINDER LOCK
LOADING LOCK
UNLOADING LOCK
T REEL LOCK (Take up reel lock)
S REEL LOCK (Supply reel lock)
WARNING
When trouble occurs with camera systems,
WARNING is displayed.
FOCUS LOCK (Abnormal focus operation)
PSD NG (Abnormal vibration detected)
GYRO NG (Abnormal Optical Image
Stabilizer control)
Setting the DISPLAY items
Display the following items on the viewfinder and LCD monitor screen by pressing the MODE CHK button or
by configuring OTHER DISPLAY of the DISPLAY SETUP screen of the setup menus (Page 76).
MODE CHK
button
OTHER DISPLAY settings
ALL
PARTIAL
OFF
3 Displaying record time mode (SP/LP)
3
3
x (camera)
3 (VCR)
4 Progressive display
3
3
x
x
x
5 Squeeze record display
3
3
3
x
7 Displaying the function allocated to the USER button
3
x
x
x
8 Auto-IRIS control display
3
3
3
x
9 Shutter speed display
3
3
3
x
10 Microphone level auto-control display
3
3
x
x
x (camera)
3 (VCR)
x
11 Audio-sampling frequency display
3
3
13 Audio level meter display
3
—
—
—
14 Recommended ND filter display
3
3
3
x
15 Remaining tape display
3
—
—
—
16 Remaining battery display
3
—
—
—
18 Date and time display
3
—
—
—
20 ND filter display
3
3
x
x
21 Gain display
3
3
x
x
22 IRIS display
3
3
3
x
23 AWB information display
3
3
3
x
25 Focus control display
3
—
—
—
26 Optical Image Stabilizer display
3
3
3
x
27 Zoom position display
3
—
—
—
28 Scene file name display
3
3
x
x
30 Counter display
3
—
—
—
33 AUTO button operation display
3
3
3
x
Displays
Displays
3: Displayed
x: Not displayed
—:
Displayed depending on other settings
Press and hold the DISPLAY/AUDIO DUB button
for about 3 seconds in the camera mode to clear all
of the above from the screen.
Press and hold it again to restore the displays.
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Using the setup menus
Use the setup menus to change the settings to suit
the scenes you are shooting or what you are
recording.
You can also use the menu buttons on the remote
control. (Page 19)
3
Example:
Using the setup menus
OPERATION lever
MENU button
4
CAMERA MENU
1 . SCENE FILE
2
3
4
5
6
7
. CAMERA SETUP
. SW MODE
. AUTO SW
. RECORDING SETUP
. DISPLAY SETUP
. OTHER FUNCTIONS
PUSH MENU TO EXIT
VCR mode
VCR FUNCTIONS
1 . PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
2
3
4
5
. RECORDING SETUP
. AV IN/OUT SETUP
. DISPLAY SETUP
. OTHER FUNCTIONS
PUSH MENU TO EXIT
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Move the OPERATION lever e or r to
highlight the item you want to change.
Example:
When not shooting or recording, press the
MENU button.
The camera enters the menu mode and the
following is displayed on the screen.
Camera mode
2
MENU
1
Press the OPERATION lever (h) (or move it
y) to display the items.
Move the OPERATION lever e or r to highlight
the item you want to change.
Press the OPERATION lever (h) (or move it
y), then move it e or r to select the setting
you want to change.
To change a setting, move [q], then move the
OPERATION lever e or r.
Example:
6
To change other settings, repeat steps 4 and
5.
When you have finished, press the MENU
button to return to the function screen.
7
To change other settings, repeat steps 2 to 5.
When the menu mode is finished, press the
MENU button again and return to the normal
screen.
Initializing the menu settings
The setup menus are divided into user files and
scene files. You can initialize these separately.
To initialize the user file (all items except the scene
files)
In the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, USER FILE,
select INITIAL. The settings for the current user file
are returned to the factory settings. (Page 78)
To initialize the scene files
From the 6 scene files, select the one you want to
initialize with the scene dial. Then in the SCENE
FILE screen, SAVE/INIT, select INITIAL. The
settings for the selected scene file are returned to
the factory settings. (Page 70)
There is no effect on the other scene files.
Menus
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Setup menu structure
Camera mode menu
CAMERA MENU
SCENE FILE
(Pages 69 and 70)
CAMERA SETUP
(Page 71)
SYNCRO SCAN
ASPECT CONV
COLOR BAR
SETUP
SW MODE
(Pages 71 and 72)
AUTO SW
(Page 72)
A.IRIS
AGC
ATW
AF
MID GAIN
HIGH GAIN
ATW
HANDLE ZOOM
IRIS DIAL
USER1
USER2
USER3
RECORDING SETUP
(Pages 74 and 75)
DISPLAY SETUP
(Page 76)
OTHER FUNCTIONS
(Pages 77 and 78)
REMOTE
DV CONTROL
DV CMD SEL
END SEARCH
REC LAMP
BEEP SOUND
CLOCK SET
TIME SHIFT
POWER SAVE
LANGUAGE
H.P MODE
FILE TRANS
USER FILE
HOUR METER
ZEBRA DETECT 1
ZEBRA DETECT 2
MARKER
VIDEO OUT OSD
DATE/TIME
LEVEL METER
ZOOM FOCUS
TAPE BATTERY
OTHER DISPLAY
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
SELFSHOOT
EVF MODE
EVF COLOR
DISPLAY ASPECT
DETAIL LEVEL
V DETAIL LEVEL
DETAIL CORING
CHROMA LEVEL
CHROMA PHASE
COLOR TEMP
MASTER PED
A. IRIS LEVEL
GAMMA
KNEE
MATRIX
SKIN TONE DTL
V DETAIL FREQ
PROGRESSIVE
NAME EDIT
SAVE/INIT
REC SPEED
AUDIO REC
MIC ALC
MIC GAIN 1
MIC GAIN 2
TC MODE
TCG
FIRST REC TC
TC PRESET
UB MODE
UB PRESET
ONE-SHOT REC
REC TIME
VCR mode menu
VCR FUNCTIONS
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
(Page 73)
RECORDING SETUP
32K (12bit) AUDIO
AUDIO OUT
(Pages 74 and 75)
AV IN/OUT SETUP
A. DUB INPUT
DV OUT
DISPLAY SETUP
DATE/TIME
LEVEL METER
TAPE BATTERY
OTHER DISPLAY
VIDEO OUT OSD
CAMERA DATA
LCD BACKLIGHT
LCD SET
EVF SET
EVF MODE
EVF COLOR
DISPLAY ASPECT
(Page 75)
(Page 76)
OTHER FUNCTIONS
(Pages 77 and 78)
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REC SPEED
AUDIO REC
1394 TC REGEN
TC MODE
TCG
FIRST REC TC
TC PRESET
1394 UB REGEN
UB MODE
UB PRESET
DV IN PRESET
REMOTE
END SEARCH
CLOCK SET
TIME SHIFT
LANGUAGE
USER FILE
FILE RECEIVE
HOUR METER
Setup menu list
SCENE FILE screen
Description of settings
DETAIL LEVEL Adjusts the amount of detail.
(camera)
-7 - 0 - +7
V DETAIL
LEVEL
(camera)
Adjusts the level of outline correction in
vertical screen.
-7 - 0 - +7
DETAIL
CORING
(camera)
Adjusts the level of removing noises of
the detail signal.
-7 - 0 - +7
Set to - for a clearer image. Noise
increases slightly.
Set to + to decrease noise.
CHROMA
LEVEL
(camera)
Adjusts chroma level.
-7 - 0 - +7
CHROMA
PHASE
(camera)
Finely adjusts chroma phase.
-7 - 0 - +7
COLOR TEMP
(camera)
Finely adjusts color temperature (after
adjusting white balance).
-7 - 0 - +7
MASTER PED
(camera)
Adjusts the black master pedestal as
the basis for images.
-15 - 0 - +15
A. IRIS LEVEL
(camera)
Sets AUTO IRIS level.
-4 - 0 - +4
Item/
Display
mode)
GAMMA
(camera)
Description of settings
Selects gamma curve.
LOW:
Using the gamma curve, which the
slope of low-brightness is modest,
makes it staid image. The contrast
become sharp.
NORMAL:
Makes standard images.
HIGH:
Using the gamma curve, which the
slope of low-brightness is modest,
spreads out the tone of dark parts
and makes it bright image. The
contrast become soft.
B.PRESS:
Makes the contrast sharper than
LOW.
CINELIKE:
Uses the gamma curve to complete
the cine-line image. Images have
less noise than CINELIKE_D.
CINELIKE_D:
Dynamic range is higher than
CINELIKE.
CINELIKE_V:
Uses the gamma curve to complete
the cine-like image of the emphasis
on contrast.
• When CINELIKE Gamma is selected,
we recommend that the lens aperture
is set to the lower level (about 1/2)
than normal image level for making
full use the characteristics.
KNEE
(camera)
To avoid an over exposure, use this to
set the compression level (knee point)
of the high-intensity video signals
which the CCD received.
AUTO:
Sets the level automatically
according to the received signals.
LOW:
Low setting (compression begins
from approximately 80%)
MID:
Medium setting (compression begins
from approximately 90%)
HIGH:
High Setting (compression begins
from approximately 100%)
Menus
Item/
(Display
mode)
are the factory settings.
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Setup menu list (continued)
SCENE FILE screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
MATRIX
(camera)
70
Description of settings
Chooses a MATRIX table, and sets the
color for shooting.
NORM:
Makes colors suitable for a shooting
in the open air or in using a halogen
lamp as the source of light.
ENRICHED:
Makes colors brighter than the
NORM1 mode.
FLOU:
Makes colors suitable for shooting
indoors under fluorescent lights.
CINE-LIKE:
Makes colors suitable for movie-like
shooting.
SKIN TONE
DTL
(camera)
Sets the skin tone details to ON or
OFF. When ON is selected, skin tone
details are reduced, which softens the
skin tones.
ON OFF
V DETAIL
FREQ
(camera)
Sets the vertical detail when shooting
in progressive mode.
THIN : Select this to thin the detail of
images.
MID : Select this to slightly thicken
the detail of images.
THICK : Select this to thicken the detail
of images.
• When images were shot in the
progressive mode in which the
vertical detail is set as “THIN” or
“MID” and are played on a monitoring
television (60i interlace), you will feel
flickers caused on horizontal lines
and almost horizontal oblique lines.
When you play images under the
progressive mode, set the detail as
“THIN” or “MID”. This gives you
higher resolution images than setting
the detail as “THICK”.
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
PROGRESSIVE Sets the shooting in progressive mode.
(camera)
OFF: Select this to disable progressive mode.
30P: Select this to shoot in 30P mode (30
frames/second).
24P: Select this to shoot in 24P mode (24
frames/second). The tape is recorded in [2:3]
conversion.
24P (ADV): Select this to shoot in 24P advanced
mode (24 frames/second). The tape is recorded
using advanced conversion.
NAME EDIT
(camera)
Edits the name of the selected scene
file you have selected with the scene
file dial.
SAVE/INIT
(camera)
SAVE:
The changed settings in the scene file
are saved.
• The original scene file settings will be
restored when the menu mode is
released, the operation is switched to
the VCR mode or when the power is
turned off if you do not select SAVE.
INITIAL:
The selected scene file settings in the
SCENE FILE dial are returned to the
factory settings.
are the factory settings.
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
SYNCRO SCAN Adjusts the synchro scan shutter
speed used for shooting images on a
(camera)
TV screen, etc.
If you move and hold the OPERATION
to e or r, changing speeds up and a
beep sounds.
• PROGRESSIVE MODE OFF:
1/60.3 1/250.0
• PROGRESSIVE MODE 30P:
1/30.1 1/48.0 1/250.0
• PROGRESSIVE MODE 24P/24PA:
1/24.1 1/48.0 1/250.0
SW MODE screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
MID GAIN
(camera)
Sets the gain value which is to be
allocated to the M position of GAIN
switch.
0dB 3dB 6dB 9dB 12dB
HIGH GAIN
(camera)
Sets the gain value which is to be
allocated to the H position of GAIN
switch.
0dB 3dB 6dB 9dB 12dB
ATW
(camera)
Sets the operation of the ATW (Auto
Tracking White) function which is to be
allocated to the WHITE BAL switch.
OFF:
Disables the ATW function. However,
if the ATW function is set to the
AUTO button or USER button, the
operation of that button becomes
effective.
Ach:
Activates the ATW function when the
WHITE BAL switch is set to A.
Bch:
Activates the ATW function when the
WHITE BAL switch is set to B.
PRE:
Activates the ATW function when the
WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST.
HANDLE
ZOOM
(camera)
Sets the zoom speeds allocated to the
setting positions of the HANDLE
ZOOM switch.
L/OFF/H:
Sets LOW (speed) /OFF/HIGH
(speed) to each position of 1/2/3
(zoom is disabled when set to OFF).
L/M/H:
Sets LOW/MID (medium speed)/
HIGH to each position of 1/2/3.
IRIS DIAL
(camera)
Sets the rotation and the aperture
control of the IRIS dial (when in
MANUAL IRIS mode).
DOWN OPEN:
The iris opens when the IRIS dial is
turned downward.
UP OPEN:
The iris opens when the IRIS dial is
turned upward.
ASPECT CONV Selects the aspect ratio of the images
which are to be recorded. (Page 34)
(camera)
NORMAL
LETTER BOX
SQUEEZE
COLOR BAR
(camera)
Sets the color bar to ON or OFF.
ON OFF
• Even if the color bar is set to ON, it
reverts to OFF when the unit is
switched to VCR mode or when the
power is turned off.
SETUP
(camera)
Adds the setup level (black level).
0%:
The setup level is not added.
7.5%:
A 7.5% setup level is added for
recording.
Description of settings
Menus
CAMERA SETUP screen
are the factory settings.
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Setup menu list (continued)
SW MODE screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
USER1
(camera)
Description of settings
Enables a function to be allocated to
the USER1 button.
COLOR BAR:
Color bar display (Page 35)
SPOTLIGHT:
Sets the auto iris control for the
spotlight to ON or OFF.
BACKLIGHT:
Auto iris control for the backlight
compensation (Page 35)
BLACKFADE:
Blackfade (Page 35)
WHITEFADE:
Whitefade (Page 35)
MODECHECK:
Press the button to check the status
of the current camera setting
displayed on the viewfinder and LCD
monitor.
ATW:
Sets the ATW function to ON or OFF.
ATWLOCK:
Press the button to fix the value of
white balance. Press again and the
ATW function is activated.
GAIN: 18 dB:
Press the button to set the gain
value to 18 dB. This function is
disabled in progressive mode and
slow shutter mode.
• When the gain value is set to 18 dB
or set from 18 dB to another value,
the image can be disordered for a
moment.
INDEX:
INDEX recording (Page 35)
SLOWSHUT:
Slow shutter mode (Page 40)
USER2
(camera)
Enables a function to be allocated to
the USER2 button.
For further details, refer to USER1
above.
BACKLIGHT
USER3
(camera)
Enables a function to be allocated to
the USER3 button.
For further details, refer to USER1
above.
INDEX
AUTO SW screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
A.IRIS
(camera)
ON:
Performs auto iris control when in
auto mode. The IRIS button is
disabled.
OFF:
Disables the auto iris control when in
auto mode. This performs the iris
control selected with the IRIS button.
AGC
(camera)
Sets the Auto Gain Control function for
when the A. IRIS option is set to ON.
6dB:
Enables the Auto Gain Control
function (max 6 dB) when the Auto
Mode is selected.
12dB:
Enables the Auto Gain Control
function (max 12 dB) when the Auto
Mode is selected.
OFF:
Disables the Auto Gain Control
function when the Auto Mode is
selected.
ATW
(camera)
ON:
Enables the ATW (Auto Tracing
White Balance) function when the
Auto Mode is selected. You can’t
enable or disable the ATW function
with the WHITE BAL switch or the
USER button when this is selected.
If ATWLOCK is assigned to the
USER button, however, you can set
the White Balance value with the
USER button.
OFF:
Disables the ATW function when the
Auto Mode is selected. The ATW
function that has been selected with
the WHITE BAL switch applies.
AF (camera)
ON:
Performs auto focus when the auto
mode is established. Neither
FOCUS switch nor the PUSH AUTO
button works.
OFF:
Performs no auto focus when the
auto mode is established. The
focusing is performed by the FOCUS
switch or PUSH AUTO button.
are the factory settings.
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PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
32K (12bit)
AUDIO (VCR)
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
AUDIO OUT
(VCR)
Sets the sound to be output as CH1
and CH2 signals when playing back a
tape that was recorded in the 32K
(12bit) audio mode.
ST1:
Selects the sound that was recorded
during shooting.
CH1 signals = CH1 track
CH2 signals = CH2 track
ST2:
Selects the sound that was dubbed
on the recording.
CH1 signals = CH3 track
CH2 signals = CH4 track
MIX:
Mixes the sound that was recorded
during shooting and the sound that
was dubbed on the recording.
CH1 signals = CH1 track + CH3
track
CH2 signals = CH2 track + CH4
track
Note
When the sound is recorded in the 48K
(16bit) audio mode, CH3 and CH4 do
not exist so the following is always the
case.
CH1 signals = CH1 track
CH2 signals = CH2 track
Description of settings
Sets the audio signals to be output
from the AUDIO IN/OUT pin jack when
the tape is played back.
CH1•CH2:
CH1 output = CH1 signals
CH2 output = CH2 signals
CH1:
CH1 output = CH1 signals
CCH2 output = CH1 signals
CH2:
CH1 output = CH2 signals
CH2 output = CH2 signals
are the factory settings.
Audio recording
mode
32K (12bit)
48K (16bit)
32K (12bit) AUDIO
item setting
AUDIO OUT item
setting
AUDIO IN/OUT jack
CH1 output
AUDIO IN/OUT jack
CH2 output
ST1
CH1•CH2
CH1
CH2
CH1
CH1
CH2
CH2
CH1
CH2
ST2
CH1•CH2
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH3
CH4
CH4
CH3
CH4
MIX
—
CH1+CH3
CH2+CH4
—
CH1•CH2
CH1
CH2
CH1
CH1
CH2
CH2
CH1
CH2
Menus
32K (12bit) AUDIO item/AUDIO OUT item settings and audio track signals output from the AUDIO IN/
OUT jack
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Setup menu list (continued)
RECORDING SETUP screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
REC SPEED
(camera)
(VCR)
Set the recording-time mode.
SP: SP (standard) mode
LP: LP (long) mode
AUDIO REC
(camera)
(VCR)
Set the audio recording mode for conversion to PCM audio.
32K (12bit): 12bit/21kHz
48K (16bit): 16bit/48kHz
MIC ALC
(camera)
Sets microphone level auto control to
ON or OFF.
ON OFF
Set this ON to reduce distortion at high
input levels.
• You should also adjust the input level
with the AUDIO control whatever you
set here.
MIC GAIN 1
(camera)
Sets the input level of the external
microphone connected to the INPUT 1
terminal.
-50dB -60dB
MIC GAIN 2
(camera)
Sets the input level of the external
microphone connected to the INPUT 2
terminal.
-50dB -60dB
1394 TC
REGEN
(VCR)
Selects the time code used when signals from equipment connected with
the DV terminal is recorded.
ON:
Records with the time code signal
input through the DV terminal.
OFF:
Records with the time code set at TC
MODE/TCG/FIRST REC TC.
• This setting has priority over any
setting you have made in TC MODE/
TCG/FIRST REC TC.
• If there is no input to the DV terminal,
the setting follows the ones set at TC
MODE/TCG/FIRST REC TC.
TC MODE
(camera)
(VCR)
Selects the correction mode of the
internal time code generator.
DF
: Uses the drop frame mode.
NDF : Uses the non-drop frame
mode.
• The non-drop frame mode will be
used when you are shooting in a
progressive mode, 24P or 24P (ADV).
Item/
(Display
mode)
TCG
(camera)
(VCR)
Description of settings
Use this to set the mode in which to
advance the time code.
FREE RUN:
The time code advances regardless
of the operation mode.
REC RUN:
The time code advances only when
recording.
FIRST REC TC Select the time code to be recorded
when you start recording.
(camera)
(VCR)
REGEN:
Select to record the time code so
that it continues from the time code
already on the tape.
PRESET:
The time code does not continue
from the time code on the tape. The
value you set at TC PRESET is used
as the initial value when recording
the time code. The time code does
continue on from the one on the
tape, however, if you continue
recording from something on the
tape.
TC PRESET
(camera)
(VCR)
Sets the initial time code. This is
effective when you have select
PRESET in FIRST REC TC.
• Set the frame value to 0 or a multiple
of 5 when you are shooting in a
progressive mode, 24P or 24P (ADV).
Using any other value will cause the
time code to differ.
1394 UB
REGEN
(VCR)
Selects the user information used
when signals from equipment connected with the DV terminal is
recorded.
ON:
Records with the user information
signal input through the DV terminal.
OFF:
Records the user information set
with UB MODE.
• If you select ON here, this has priority
over the settings in UB MODE.
• If the signal has no user information,
the none is recorded.
• If there is no signal being input
through the DV terminal, then the UB
MODE settings are used.
is the factory setting.
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RECORDING SETUP screen (continued)
Item/
(Display
mode)
UB MODE
(camera)
(VCR)
Description of settings
Set the information you want for user
information.
USER:
Records user information.
TIME:
Records the current time.
DATE:
Records the current date.
TCG:
Records the data from the time code
generator.
FRM. RATE:
Records the frame conversion frame
rate.
a
b
c
d
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
UB PRESET
(camera)
(VCR)
Set user information. Make sure you
have set USER in UB MODE.
ONE-SHOT
REC
(camera)
Set ONE-SHOT recording mode.
(Page 34)
ON:
OFF:
REC TIME
(camera)
Sets the length of time for ONE-SHOT
recording. (Page 34)
0.5s: 0.5 seconds 1s: 1.0 second
1.5s: 1.5 seconds 2s: 2.0 seconds
DV IN PRESET Synchronizes the camera’s TCG with
the TC from DV input when you press
(VCR)
the TC SET button.
ON: The mode is on.
OFF: Cancels the mode.
a: Checking information for user
information
b: Frame sequence No.
• 0 to 4 are displayed during 24P/
24P (ADV) mode.
• F is displayed during 60i/30P
mode.
c: Frame rates
• Frame rate (60/30/24)
• I/P ID
• Conversion data
• Frame rate coefficient
d: Recording management data
• Frame updates
• REC START/STOP data
AV IN/OUT SETUP screen
Description of settings
A DUB INPUT
(VCR)
Selects the sound to be recorded for
audio dubbing. (Page 56)
MIC:
A_IN:
DV OUT
(VCR)
Select ON to convert analog input signals into digital signals and output
them from the DV connector. (Page 58)
ON OFF
Menus
Item/
(Display
mode)
are the factory settings.
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Setup menu list (continued)
DISPLAY SETUP screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
ZEBRA
DETECT 1
(camera)
Sets the brightness level of the leftleaning zebra patterns on the screen.
80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%, 105%
ZEBRA
DETECT 2
(camera)
Sets the brightness level of the rightleaning zebra patterns on the screen.
80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%, 105%, OFF
Note
The zebra patterns do not appear if
you select OFF.
MARKER
(camera)
Select ON to display the marker.
ON OFF
• To display the marker, press the
ZEBRA button. (Page 33)
VIDEO OUT
OSD
(camera)
(VCR)
DATE/TIME
(camera)
(VCR)
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
CAMERA DATA Select ON to show the camera settings
(such as image stabilizer, F-number,
(VCR)
and gain value) during tape playback.
OFF ON
LCD BACKLIGHT
(camera)
(VCR)
Adjusts the backlight of the LCD monitor. Select HIGH for a brighter backlight
than usual.
HI NORMAL
LCD SET
(camera)
(VCR)
Adjusts the display level of the images
on the LCD monitor. (Page 25)
LCD COLOR LEVEL:
LCD BRIGHTNESS:
LCD CONTRAST:
Select ON to output information displayed in the viewfinder and LCD monitor together with the signals from the
VIDEO IN/OUT jack.
ON OFF
EVF SET
(camera)
(VCR)
Adjusts the display level of the images
on the viewfinder. (Page 25)
EVF COLOR LEVEL:
EVF BRIGHTNESS:
EVF CONTRAST:
Sets whether to display the date and
time on the screen and whether to output from the VIDEO IN/OUT jack.
OFF: The date and time are not displayed.
TIME: The time is displayed.
DATE: The date is displayed.
TIME&DATE: The time and date are displayed.
• If you select any setting other than
OFF, the date and/or time are
included in the image output signals
regardless of the VIDEO OUT OSD
setting.
SELFSHOOT
(camera)
Select the LCD mirror mode for selfportrait shooting. Select MIRROR to
reverse left and right during self-portrait shooting.
NORMAL MIRROR
EVF MODE
(camera)
(VCR)
Select when to show images on the
viewfinder.
ON:
Images always appear on the
viewfinder.
AUTO:
Images do not appear on the
viewfinder when the LCD is open.
EVF COLOR
(camera)
(VCR)
Select color or black and white for the
images on the viewfinder.
ON: Color
OFF: Black and white
DISPLAY
ASPECT
(camera)
(VCR)
Select the aspect ratio of the LCD
monitor and viewfinder.
AUTO: Changes automatically to suit
the recording or play mode.
4:3: Fixed at 4:3
16:9: Fixed at 16:9
There is a 10% overscan on the LCD
when the setting is 16:9 (but not on the
viewfinder). You will see the whole
image on both the LCD and viewfinder
when the setting is 4:3.
LEVEL METER Select ON to display the audio level
meter.
(camera)
(VCR)
ON OFF
ZOOM FOCUS
(camera)
Select ON to display the zoom and
focus values.
ON OFF
TAPE BATTERY
(camera)
(VCR)
Select ON to display the remaining
tape and battery charge.
ON OFF
OTHER DISPLAY
(camera)
(VCR)
Select how much information to display. (Page 65)
OFF, PARTIAL, ALL
are the factory settings.
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OTHER FUNCTIONS screen
Description of settings
REMOTE
(camera)
(VCR)
Sets the operations of the supplied
remote control unit. (For settings on the
remote control (Page 20)
VCR1:
Accepts commands from a remote
control set to VCR1.
VCR2:
Accepts commands from a remote
control set to VCR2.
OFF:
Operations are not accepted from
any remote control.
DV CONTROL
(camera)
Sets the control method for backup
recording with a backup unit connected
to the DV connector.
OFF:
The backup unit is not controlled.
EXT:
The backup unit can be controlled by
the START/STOP button. The
images shot by the video camera are
stored in the backup unit. Note that
the video camera does not record
them.
BOTH:
The images shot by the video
camera are recorded by both the
video camera and backup unit.
CHAIN:
When the video camera’s tape
approaches its end during shooting,
the backup unit set in the recording
stand-by mode automatically starts
to record the images.
DV CMD SEL
(camera)
END SEARCH
(camera)
(VCR)
Sets how the START/STOP button
works for the backup unit.
REC_P:
The button works as a REC/REC
PAUSE button.
STOP:
The button works as a REC/REC
STOP button.
Note
If the backup unit does not have a rec
pause function, select STOP.
Sets the operation to be performed
when a blank search is conducted.
(Page 51)
BLANK:
REC END:
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
REC LAMP
(camera)
Sets lighting of the tally lamp.
OFF:
Tally lamp does not light.
FRONT:
Front tally lamp (microphone side)
lights.
REAR:
Rear tally lamp (viewfinder side)
lights.
BOTH:
Both tally lamps light.
BEEP SOUND
(camera)
Selects ON/OFF for the beeps.
ON OFF
Select ON to be warned by a beep in
the following situations.
• When a beep sounds, the audio
signals from the OUT jack are muted
and the beep is output instead.
One beep
• when you set the power switch to
ON
• when you start shooting
Two beeps
• when you pause shooting
Three beeps
• when you have set the cassette
tape write-protect
• when condensation has formed
inside the camera-recorder
• when a problem has occurred in
the camera-recorder
Ten beeps
• when it is not possible to record to
the tape
CLOCK SET
(camera)
(VCR)
Sets the camera-recorder’s calendar.
TIME SHIFT
(camera)
(VCR)
The time set using this item is added to
the clock time of the internal calendar
(time difference compensation) and
displayed on the screen. The added
time is also recorded on the tape.
+23h - +1h, OFF, -1h - -23h
(In 1-hour increments)
Menus
Item/
(Display
mode)
are the factory settings.
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Setup menu list (continued)
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen
Item/
(Display
mode)
POWER SAVE
(camera)
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Description of settings
Select the power saving mode.
When you don’t perform any specified
operations for five minutes*
ON: the camera recorder turns off
automatically.
OFF: the cylinder head pauses and
goes into standby mode without cutting
the power.
*The camera recorder does not go into
power save mode if you use the following controls.
• AUTO Button
• FOCUS switch
• PUSH AUTO button
• GAIN switch. WHITE BAL switch
• WHITE BAL switch
• IRIS button and dial
• CH1/CH2 SELECT switch
• INPUT1/2 switch
• AUDIO control
• OIS button
• SHUTTER button
• SPEED SEL button
• Zoom button and ring
• HANDLE ZOOM switch
• Opening or closing the LCD
HP MODE
(camera)
Select headphone output.
TAPE:
Sound recorded on the tape is
output.
LIVE:
Current input is output.
The beep sound is not output even if
you have selected ON for BEEP
SOUND. Use this when you are
shooting in the 24P mode or any
other time that sound delay becomes
noticeable.
USER FILE
(camera)
(VCR)
LOAD:
The previous scene file settings are
loaded.
SAVE:
The changed user file settings are
saved.
INITIAL:
The user file settings are returned to
the factory settings.
• After LOAD or INITIAL, switch
camera-recorder OFF and then back
ON to ensure that the settings take
effect.
Item/
(Display
mode)
Description of settings
FILE TRANS
(camera)
Make settings for scene file transfer.
(Page 47)
SCENE:
Transfer the scene file currently
selected with the SCENE dial.
SCENE ALL:
Transfer all scene files.
USER:
Transfer all user scene files.
Note
When in FILE TRANS mode, only
the menu operation buttons will
function.
FILE RECEIVE
(VCR)
Makes the camera ready to receive
scene files from another camera.
(Page 47)
Note
RECEIVE MODE appears on the screen after
you set this mode.
When in FILE RECEIVE mode, only
the menu operation buttons will
function.
HOUR METER
(camera)
(VCR)
Displays the total running time (a 5digit figure in 1-hour increments) of the
cylinder head.
are the factory settings.
Before calling for service
Power supply
There’s no power.
• Make sure the battery and AC adapter are connected properly.
Check the connections again.
Power shuts off for no
apparent reason.
• To prevent the battery from running down needlessly and to safe- P 12,
guard the tape from wear, the camera-recorder automatically
P 78
turns off when the camera-recorder has been left in the shooting
pause mode for more than 5 minutes.
Check the settings in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen, POWER
SAVE.
Power goes off as soon
as it is turned on.
• The battery may have run out.
If the remaining battery charge display is blinking or
appears, the battery has run out.
Either recharge the battery or replace the discharged battery with
a fully charged one.
• Condensation may have formed.
When, for instance, the camera-recorder is taken from a cold
place to a heated room, condensation may from inside. If this
happens, the camera automatically turns off and the only
operation that you will be able to perform is to remove the
cassette. Wait until the condensation has dried out.
P 21
• Make sure the battery is fully charged.
Keep charging until the AC adapter’s CHARGE lamp goes out.
• Are you using the battery in a cold place?
The battery is affected by the ambient temperature. Its operating
time is reduced in low-temperatures.
• The battery may have reached the end of its service life. The
battery will become unchargeable. The battery has a certain
service life which varies depending on how the battery is used. If
the battery operates only for a short period even when it is
charged adequately, it has reached the end of its service life.
P 21
P 10
P 82
Battery
The battery runs down
quickly.
The battery cannot be
charged.
• The battery cannot be charged if the DC cord is connected.
Disconnect it.
—
—
—
Normal video recording
P 15
—
Menus
• Make sure the tab on the cassette tape for preventing accidental
erasure is not set to SAVE. You cannot record when the tab is in
this position.
• The cassette tape may have reached the end. If so, replace it
with another tape.
• Make sure the POWER switch is ON.
• Make sure the VCR lamp is off.
You cannot shoot in VCR mode.
• Make sure the cassette holder is closed.
You cannot operate the camera if the cassette holder is open.
• Condensation may have formed. If this happens, the only
operation that you will be able to perform is to remove the
cassette. Wait until the condensation has dried out.
• If the AUTO OFF/T REEL LOCK warning appears, the tape may
have snapped. Check the tape.
—
—
P 82
Reference
Cannot record even
though the cassette
tape is inserted
properly.
—
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Before calling for service (continued)
Other types of video recording
Cannot focus
automatically.
• Make sure the camera is in manual mode.
You can focus automatically when the auto focus mode is
selected.
• You may be shooting a scene where it is difficult to bring the
subject into focus in the auto focus mode.
If this is the case, focus in the manual focus mode.
It may be hard to bring the subject into focus when
* both close and distant objects are to be shot
* shooting through a dirty window
* shooting in a dark place
* there are sparkling or shiny objects around the subject
* the subject is moving fast
* shooting a scene with minimal contrast
P 36
• Make sure the tab on the cassette tape for preventing accidental
erasure is not set to SAVE.
You cannot edit when the tab is in this position.
• You may be trying to edit a part that was shot in LP mode.
You cannot dub after recording in LP mode as the track on the
tape is thinner than the head.
P 15
Something is wrong
with the time code
display.
• The time code display may not register a regular count if a tape is
played in the reverse slow mode. This is normal.
—
The remaining tape
display differs from the
actual amount of tape
remaining.
• The remaining tape is not displayed accurately if you shoot
continuously for periods of less than 30 seconds.
• The display may show 2 to 3 minutes less than the actual time
remaining on the tape.
—
Cannot play back a tape
even when I press the
play button.
• Make sure the VCR lamp is on (press the CAMERA/VCR button).
No kind of playback operation can be performed unless this lamp
is on.
P 48
Mosaic-like noise
appears when I cue or
review a tape.
• This noise is inherent to digital video technology. This is normal.
—
Images do not appear
on the television even
though I have
connected the camerarecorder properly.
• Make sure the input selector on your television is set to video
input.
Read the television’s instructions carefully and select the correct
video input connector for the camera-recorder.
—
The playback images
are not displayed
clearly.
• The camera-recorder’s heads may be dirty.
Images will not be displayed clearly if the heads are dirty.
—
—
Editing
Cannot perform audio
dubbing.
—
Displays
Playback (images)
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Playback (sound)
Cannot hear any sound
from the camerarecorder’s speaker.
• You may have turned down the camera-recorder’s volume control P 49
too far.
In the VCR mode, adjust the volume level using the AUDIO MON/
VAR button+.
I can hear two sets of
sound.
• You may have selected “MIX” as the 32K (12bit) AUDIO setting in
the PLAYBACK FUNCTION screen.
• If you perform audio dubbing on a tape that was recorded with
32K (12bit) selected as the AUDIO REC setting in the
RECORDING SETUP screen, you will hear the sound heard
during recording and that of the audio dubbing. You can also
listen to each sound separately.
P 73
• If you perform audio dubbing on a tape that was recorded with
32K (12bit) selected as the AUDIO REC setting in the
RECORDING SETUP screen, you will hear the sound heard
during recording and that of the audio dubbing. To leave the
original sound intact, make sure that 32K (12bit) is selected when
you shoot.
P 74
Cannot remove the
cassette tape.
• Make sure the camera is supplied with power.
Make sure the AC adapter or battery is inserted correctly.
As long as the power is supplied, you can remove the cassette
without turning ON the POWER switch.
P 10
Cannot perform any
operation other than
removing the cassette.
• Condensation may have formed.
If this happens, the only operation that you will be able to perform
is to remove the cassette. Wait until the condensation has dried
out.
• When the cassette holder is closed immediately after sliding
EJECT switch to open the cassette holder, sometimes operations
other than eject cannot be performed. In this case, slide EJECT
switch again to open the cassette holder, check that the cassette
mechanism has completed ejecting operation, and then close the
cassette holder.
P 82
• The button battery in the remote control may have run out.
If the remote control fails to work even if it is operated close to the
remote control sensor of the camera-recorder, it means that the
button battery has run out. Replace it with new one.
• Make sure the remote control setting is the same for the remote
control unit and the camera-recorder.
If the REMOTE setting is different on the remote control and the
camera-recorder, the remote control will not work.
P 20
• There are some parts of the camera that make a rattling sound in
the VCR mode or when the POWER switch is OFF. This is
normal.
—
When I performed
audio dubbing, the
original sound was
erased.
P 74
Other
There is a rattling
sound when the
camera-recorder is
tilted back and forth.
P 20,
P 77
Reference
The remote control
does not work.
—
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Condensation
How to find out if there is condensation
inside and what to do about it
If the condensation mark
blinks, condensation
has formed inside the camera-recorder. If this happens, the power automatically turns off in few seconds.
Take the following action.
(1) Remove the cassette
No other functions will be possible. It may not
even be possible to remove the cassette tape
depending on the amount of condensation. If this
is the case, wait two to three hours before
removing the cassette.
(2) Wait two to three hours with the cassette holder
open.
The time you need to wait depends on the
amount of condensation and the ambient
temperature.
(3) Turn on the power two to three hours later and
check whether or not the condensation display
has gone off.
To make doubly sure, wait another hour or so
after the condensation display has gone off
before using the camera-recorder again.
Also remember that even when the
condensation display has not appeared,
condensation may be forming.
• Condensation builds up gradually so the
condensation display may not appear for 10 to 15
minutes after it has started to form inside.
• In very cold areas, the condensation may freeze.
If this happens, it will take another two to three
hours for it to thaw out.
Tally lamp
The tally lamp can be made to light up during
shooting by selecting “ON” as the REC LAMP setting in the OTHER FUNCTIONS screen (Page 77).
When the camera-recorder is in any of the following
states, the tally lamp blinks.
• When an operation initiated by the remote control
unit has been received (8 blinks/sec.)
• When the camera-recorder’s mode is being
switched to shooting (8 blinks/sec.)
• When the end of the tape is reached (4 blinks/
sec.)
• When trouble occurs regarding tape running
systems (4 blinks/sec.)
• When there is not much tape left, or the remaining
charge of the battery is low (1 blink/sec.)
Tally lamp
System resetting
Reset the system microcomputer if you can no
longer operate the camera-recorder even though its
power is on or a similar kind of a problem has
occurred.
Use a pointed object to press the RESET button on
the camera-recorder.
The menu setting entered and memory contents
will not be cleared even when the system is reset.
Do not press the RESET button when the camera-recorder is operating normally.
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RESET button
Video Heads
Dirty video heads cause partial mosaic-pattern
noise or make the whole display bluish on playback.
When the video heads get extremely dirty, the
recording quality decreases, and, in the worst case,
it won’t record at all.
Causes of dirty video heads
• Dusty atmosphere
• High temperature and humidity
• Scratches on tapes
• Overuse
Using A Cleaning Tape
(1) Insert the cleaning tape in the camera recorder
and turn on the power switch
(2) Press the CAMERA/VCR button and make sure
the VCR lamp is on.
(3) Move the OPERATION lever q. Move it g
within ten seconds.
(Do not rewind the tape at this point.)
(4) Eject the cleaning tape and insert another tape.
Record on it and play it back. Make sure the
picture is fine.
• Do not rewind the cleaning tape until it gets to the
end of the tape. When the tape gets to the end,
rewind it to the beginning to use it again.
• If the video head gets dirty soon after you clean it,
the cleaning tape might be damaged. Stop using
the cleaning tape right away.
• Overusing the cleaning tape might damage the
video head. If the video head is damaged, the
picture quality will not improve even when you
clean the video head.
• When you can’t clean a dirty video head with the
cleaning tape, it needs cleaning and repair at the
dealer. Please contact them.
Regular Maintenance
For the superior picture quality, we recommend
replacing consumable parts such as a video head
approximately every 2,000 hours of use.
(However, this estimated time varies greatly
depending on the environment in which it is used,
such as temperature, humidity, and dust.)
(5) If the picture is not clear, repeat the steps 1-4.
(Do not use the cleaning tape more than four
times in a row.)
Cleaning
• You can remove the eye cap holder by turning it
counterclockwise. When you do this, tilt the view
finder slightly upward.
• When you put the eye cap holder back on, hold it
so that the eye cap holder mark points upward,
then turn it clockwise to put it back on.
Mark
Cleaning the Viewfinder
If there is dust inside the view finder, remove the
eye cap holder and get rid of the dust.
• The interior of the eye cap holder is specially
finished, so do not ever wipe it. If there is dust on
it, blow it off with an air blower.
Eye cap holder
Reference
When cleaning, do not use benzene or thinner.
• Using benzine or paint thinners may deform the
camera-recorder and/or cause the surface finish
to peel off.
• Before proceeding with maintenance, remove the
battery or disconnect the AC cord from the power
outlet.
• Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the camerarecorder. To remove stubborn dirt, wipe the
camera-recorder with a cloth moistened with
kitchen detergent that has been diluted with water
and then use a dry cloth to take up the remaining
moisture.
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Storage Precautions
Before storing the video camera, remove both the
cassette and battery.
Store all of these items in a place with low humidity
and relatively constant temperature.
[Recommended temperature range: 15°C to 25°C]
[Recommended relative humidity: 40% to 60%]
Video camera
• Wrap the video camera in a soft cloth to keep the
dust off.
Battery
• The battery life is shortened in places with
extreme temperatures.
• Storing the battery in a location with oily vapors or
high dust concentrations may corrode the
terminals or cause other damage, leading to
malfunction.
• Keep metal objects (such as necklaces and
hair pins) away form the terminals. Shortcircuiting may occur across the terminals,
causing the battery to heat up, and you may
seriously burn yourself if you touch the
battery in this state.
• Discharge the battery before storing it. When
storing it for an extended time, charge it at least
once a year, use up its charge in the camerarecorder, and then store it again.
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Cassette Tapes
• Always rewind your tapes to the beginning before
storing them. They will become slack if left
stopped part way through for six months or more
(the time frame depends on the storage
conditions). Make sure that all of your tapes are
rewound to the beginning before storage.
• Always put your tapes back into their original
cases before storing them. Dust, direct sunlight
(ultraviolet rays) or humidity may damage the
tapes. Dust contains particles of hard minerals.
These particles could burrow into the cassettes,
causing damage to the video camera’s heads or
other parts. Make sure that all of your tapes are
stored in the cases.
• Fast forward and rewind tapes once every six
months. If tapes are left wound up for more than a
year, the expansion and contraction caused by
changes in temperature and humidity may distort
the tapes or make them stick to each other.
• Do not place substances or equipment with
strong magnetic fields near cassettes.
• Tapes are surfaced with microscopically small
magnetic particles where the signals are
recorded. Magnetic necklaces, toys and other
products may have an unexpectedly strong
magnetic field and this may cause data loss or
generate noise on the screen and in the sound.
[GENERAL]
Supply voltage: DC7.2 V/7.9 V
Power consumption
6.8 W (when the viewfinder is used)
7.2 W (when the LCD monitor is used)
9.8 W (max.)
indicates safety information.
Ambient operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Ambient operating humidity
10% to 85% (no condensation)
Weight
1.7 kg (3.7 lb)
(excluding battery and accessories)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
139 mm x 160 mm x 364 mm
(5-15/32 inches x 6-5/16 inches x 14-11/32 inches)
Recording format
DV (Digital video SD format)
Tape format
Mini DV system
Video signals recorded
525i (NTSC)
In progressive mode, convert to 525i and record
Shooting mode
60i (525i)
Progressive mode (30P/ 24P/ 24P advanced)
Audio signals recorded
PCM digital recording
16bit: 48kHz/2ch
12bit: 32kHz/4ch
Recording tracks
Digital video/audio:
Helical tracks
Time code:
Helical tracks (sub code area)
Tape speeds
SP mode: 18.812 mm/sec.
LP mode: 12.555 mm/sec.
Recording time (when AY-DVM63 is used)
SP mode: 60 minutes
LP mode: 90 minutes
Tapes used
6.35 mm wide metal tapes
FF/REW time
Approx. 140 sec. (when AY-DVM63 is used)
Pickup devices
CCD image sensor (x3)
(1/3-inch, interline transfer, progressive-capable)
Number of pixels
Total number of pixels: 410,000, Number of
effective pixels: 380,000 (pixel offset system)
Lens
LEICA DICOMAR Optical image stabilizer lens,
Motorized/Manual selectable 10x zoom,
F1.6 (f=4.5 to 45 mm)
(35 mm equivalent: 32.5 to 325 mm)
Color separation optical system
Prism system
ND filter
1/8, 1/64
Gain settings
0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+18 dB (60i mode)
0/+3/+6/+9/+12 dB (progressive mode)
(however, set to 0dB when the slow shutter mode is
used)
Shutter speed settings
Regular shutter speed
60i mode:
1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120,
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
30P mode:
1/30, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
sec.
24P/24P (ADV) mode:
1/24, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
sec.
Synchronous scan settings
60i mode: 1/60.3 to 1/250.0 sec.
30P mode: 1/30.1 to 1/250.0 sec.
24P/24P (ADV) mode:
1/24.1 to 1/250.0 sec.
Slow shutter settings
60i mode: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
30P mode: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15
24P/24P (ADV) mode: 1/6, 1/12
Minimum subject luminance
3 lx (F1.6, gain 18 dB, video output 50 IRE)
Lens hood
Large-sized lens hood with wide angle of view
Filter diameter
72 mm
LCD monitor
3.5-inch LCD color monitor, 210,000 pixels
Viewfinder
0.44-inch LCD color viewfinder, 235,000 pixels
Internal microphone
Stereo microphone
Internal speaker
28 mm diameter
Reference
Specifications
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Specifications (continued)
[VIDEO]
Sampling frequency
Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
Quantizing
8 bit
Video compression system
DCT + variable-length code
Error correction
Reed-Solomon product code
[AUDIO]
Sampling frequency
48 kHz/32 kHz
Quantizing
16 bit/12 bit
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Wow & flutter
Below measurable limits
[CONNECTORS]
VIDEO IN/OUT (automatic input/output
switching)
Pin jack, Analog composite input/output,
1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
S-VIDEO IN/OUT (automatic input/output
switching)
S-connector, Y/C separate signal
Y: 1.0 V [p-p], C: 0.286 V [p-p],
75 Ω
AUDIO IN/OUT (automatic input/output
switching)
Pin jack x2 (CH1, CH2)
Input: 316 mV, high impedance
Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω
DV
4 pins, digital input/output, compliant with IEEE
1394 standard
INPUT 1, INPUT 2
XLR (3 pins) x2 (CH1, CH2),
LINE/MIC selectable, high impedance
LINE: 0 dBu
MIC:
-50 dBu/-60 dBu (selectable in menu)
DC INPUT
7.9 V
PHONES
3.5-mm stereo mini jack, 100 Ω
CAM REMOTE
Mini jack (3.5 mm diameter)
(FOCUS IRIS)
Super mini jack (2.5 mm diameter)
(ZOOM S/S)
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[AC ADAPTER]
Power Source:
110/120/220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
18 W
indicates safety information.
Weight
160 g (0.35 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
70 mm x 44.5 mm x 116 mm
(2-13/16 inches x 1-13/16 inches x 4-5/8 inches)
[OPTIONAL UNITS]
Wide conversion lens
AG-LW7208G
16: 9 conversion lens
AG-LA7200G
XLR microphone
AG-MC100G
Hard carrying case
AG-HT100G
Soft carrying case
AG-SC100G
Battery
CGR-D16 (1600 mAh)
CGP-D28 (2800 mAh)
CGA-D54 (5400 mAh: equivalent to accessory
battery)
AC adapter kit
AG-B15 (equivalent to accessory AC cord, DC
cord, AC adapter)
Cleaning tape
AY-DVMCL
Reference
MEMO
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