HDC-X300/X300K HDC-X310/X310K

HD MULTI PURPOSE CAMERA
HDC-X300/X300K
HDC-X310/X310K
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition
[English]
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain
or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only.
AVERTISSEMENT
Afin d’éviter tout risque d’incendie ou d’électrocution, ne pas
exposer cet appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité.
Afin d’écarter tout risque d’électrocution, garder le coffret
fermé. Ne confier l’entretien de l’appareil qu’à un personnel
qualifié.
WARNUNG
Um Feuergefahr und die Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlages
zu vermeiden, darf das Gerät weder Regen noch Feuchtigkeit
ausgesetzt werden.
Um einen elektrischen Schlag zu vermeiden, darf das
Gehäuse nicht geöffnet werden. Überlassen Sie
Wartungsarbeiten nur qualifiziertem Fachpersonal.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING:
1. Use the approved Power Cord (2-core mains lead)/
Appliance Connector/Plug that conforms to the safely
regulations of each country if applicable.
2. Use the Power Cord (2-core mains lead)/Appliance
Connector/Plug conforming to the proper ratings (Voltage,
Ampere).
If you have questions on the use of the above Power Cord/
Appliance Connector/Plug, please consult a qualified service
personnel.
AVERTISSEMENT:
1. Utilisez un cordon d’alimentation (câble secteur à 2 fils)/
fiche femelle/fiche mâle conformes à la réglementation de
sécurité locale applicable.
2. Utilisez un cordon d’alimentation (câble secteur à 2 fils)/
fiche femelle/fiche mâle avec des caractéristiques
nominales (tension, ampérage) appropriées.
Pour toute question sur l’utilisation du cordon d’alimentation/
fiche femelle/fiche mâle ci-dessus, consultez un technicien du
service après-vente qualifié.
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WARNUNG:
1. Verwenden Sie ein zugelassenes Netzkabel (2-LeiterNetzkabel) und einen Gerätestecker, die den
Sicherheitsvorschriften des jeweiligen Landes entsprechen,
falls zutreffend.
2. Verwenden Sie ein Netzkabel (2-Leiter-Netzkabel) und
einen Gerätestecker, die den Leistungsanforderungen
(Spannung, Stromstärke) genügen.
Falls Sie Fragen zum Gebrauch des obigen Netzkabels/
Gerätesteckers haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an qualifiziertes
Kundendienstpersonal.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
The shielded interface cable recommended in this manual
must be used with this equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
FCC Rules.
The device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
For HDC-X310/X310K only
This HD Multi Purpose Camera is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT.
Laser diode properties
Wave length: 1310 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output power: 0.51 mW (max.)
Daten der Laserdiode
Wellenlänge: 1310 nm
Emissionsdauer: Kontinuierlich
Laser-Ausgangsleistung: 0,51 mW (max.)
Laserdiode data
Bølgelængde: 1310 nm
Strålingsvarighed: Kontinuerlig
Lasereffekt: 0,51 mW (max.)
Laserdiodens egenskaper
Våglängd: 1310 nm
Strålningstid: utan avbrott
Laseruteffekt: 0,51 mW (max.)
Laserdiodens egenskaper
Bølgelengde: 1310 nm
Emisjonslengde: Kontinuerlig
Laser utgangseffekt: 0,51 mW (max.)
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase
eye hazard.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
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Table of Contents
Important Notes on Operation ................................................................. 5
Overview .................................................................................................... 6
Features ..........................................................................................................6
System Examples ...........................................................................................8
Locations and Functions of Parts ......................................................... 10
Side Panel .....................................................................................................10
Rear Panel (Connector Panel) ......................................................................12
Front Panel....................................................................................................14
Lens (HDC-X300K/X310K only) ................................................................15
HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit (Optional) .......................................................17
Installation ............................................................................................... 17
Attaching the Lens........................................................................................17
Removing the Tally Unit ..............................................................................18
Mounting the Camera to a Tripod ................................................................19
Connecting Optical Fiber Cables (HDC-X310/X310K) ..............................19
Connecting a Power Source..........................................................................20
Adjusting the Flange Focal Length ....................................................... 20
Selecting the Scan Mode ........................................................................ 22
Menu Operations ..................................................................................... 22
Menu Configuration .....................................................................................22
Setting the Camera to Menu Mode...............................................................23
Selecting Menus ...........................................................................................23
Making a Setting on the Menu .....................................................................23
Menu Items...................................................................................................25
Specifications .......................................................................................... 36
Camera..........................................................................................................36
AC Adaptor (Supplied).................................................................................37
VCL-719BXS Zoom Lens (supplied with the HDC-X300K/X310K).........37
Optical Fiber Cable (on the market) (for the HDC-X310/X310K) ..............38
Synchronous Operations in 24P Mode .........................................................38
Shooting in Still Mode .................................................................................40
Operations of the Total Level Control System (TLCS)................................41
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Table of Contents
Important Notes on
Operation
Do not subject the unit to excessive shock
Bumping or dropping the unit will damage it.
Operation and storage
Avoid storing or operating the unit in the following
conditions.
• In excessive heat or cold (operating temperature range:
-10ºC to +45ºC (14ºF to 113ºF), storage temperature
range: -20ºC to +60ºC (-4ºF to +140°F)
• In damp or dusty locations
• Locations where the unit may be exposed to rain
• Locations subject to severe vibration
• Locations near strong electromagnetic fields
Connection with peripheral equipment
Before attaching/detaching peripheral equipment to/from
the camera, be sure to turn off the camera.
Otherwise, the camera may not function properly.
Notes on the lens (supplied with the HDCX300K/X310K)
• This lens is not water-tight. Apply sufficient measures to
shield the lens from water droplets, snowflakes, etc.
• If you attach or remove the lens in a damp or dusty
location, take sufficient care e.g. by shielding the lens
mount opening so that dust will not enter the inside of the
product.
• If there is a rapid change in ambient temperature, the
inside of the lens may become fogged, making shooting
impossible for a certain period of time. To avoid such
trouble, take sufficient fogproofing measures.
• Fingerprints or stains on the surface must be removed
using a soft, clean cotton cloth lightly moistened with
commercially available lens cleaner or lens paper (such
as a Silbon sheet). Wipe in a spiral pattern from the
center outward.
• While the period may depend on the conditions,
frequency, and circumstances of usage, periodic
inspection at least once a year is recommended. When
necessary, ask service personnel for overhaul of the unit.
• If the unit becomes moistened with mist or droplets,
immediately wipe with a dry cloth. Then seal up the unit
in a plastic bag with a desiccating agent (one fresh as
possible) to completely remove the moisture inside the
unit.
Care of the unit
• Remove dust and dirt from the surfaces of the lenses or
optical filters, using a blower.
• If the body of the camera is dirty, clean it with a soft, dry
cloth.
• In extreme cases, use a cloth slightly dampened with
diluted natural detergent, then wipe dry.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol or thinner, as
these may cause discoloration or other damage to the
finish of the unit.
In the event of operating problems
If you should experience problems with the unit, contact
your supplier or Sony service representative.
Important Notes on Operation
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Low-light shooting
Overview
The HDC-X300 series is a multipurpose HD video camera
that incorporates special three units of 1/2-inch type 1.5megapixel HD CCD in its compact body.
With its high performance and compactness, the HDCX300 series is the ideal choice for an extensive range of
HD image-acquisition applications such as large-screen
displays, production, PoV (Point of View), studios,
surveillance, image processing, photo booths, microscopy,
and much more.
The HDC-X300-series cameras
Model
Standard output
Product
configuration
HDC-X300
HD SDI (BNC type)
Camera head only
HDC-X300K HD SDI (BNC type)
HDC-X310
Auto-focus lens
mounted
Optical transmission Camera head only
(LC connector)
HDC-X310K Optical transmission Auto-focus lens
(LC connector)
mounted
Features
Superb picture quality
Incorporating three units of 1/2-inch type 1.5-megapixel
HD CCD, the HDC-X300 series offers outstanding-quality
images with a horizontal resolution of 800 TV lines, a low
smear level of –120 dB, and a high signal-to-noise ratio of
52 dB.
Various scanning modes, including
Progressive mode
Incorporating Sony’s innovative Advanced Frame
Accumulation (AFA) technology, the HDC-X300 series
can output progressive HD signals in 24P (2-3 pulldown),
25PsF, and 30PsF modes as well as interlaced HD signals
in 50i and 60i modes. Mode selection can be easily
achieved through menu operations.
Compact and lightweight design
While the HDC-X300 series is equipped with sufficient
functions as a studio-use camera, its compact and
lightweight design (only 1.2 kg or 2 lb 10 oz), detachable
tally unit, and remote control capability make it ideal for
use in cramped quarters and awkward places such as on a
crane head.
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Overview
The camera enables shooting under minimum illumination
of 0.003 lux by using two of its special functions in
combination; Slow-Shutter mode, which allows the charge
accumulation period of the CCD (typically 1/60 or 1/50
second) to be extended to approximately two seconds (64
frames), and the Turbo Gain function, which allows the
camera gain to be boosted to +48 dB.
Auto-focus function (HDC-X300K/X310K)
The HDC-X300K/X310K comes packaged with a
convenient auto-focus lens.
You can select between two auto-focus modes: One-push
auto-focus to readjust the focus each time the button is
pressed, and auto-tracing focus to automatically track the
focus dynamically.
Versatile interfaces
In addition to HD SDI output (BNC type) (HDC-X300/
X300K) or optical transmission (Single-mode LC
connectors) (HDC-X310/X310K), the camera also has a
D-sub 15-pin interface that allows direct connection to an
LCD monitor, a video projector, or other equipment. The
D-sub 15-pin output signal can be selected between analog
R/G/B and analog component Y/Pr/Pb.
Flexible image controls
The camera provides highly advanced image-control
functions equal to those of high-end studio cameras, such
as the TruEye™ feature, skin-tone detail, and colortemperature controls. These functions allow creative
images to be produced with the high clarity of highdefinition imaging.
Total Level Control System (TLCS)
When a change in light volume exceeds the adjustment
range of the Auto Iris function, Auto Gain Control (AGC)
or Electronic Shutter (AE) is automatically activated.
When using the optional HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit,
automatic switching of the ND filters is also enabled.
Remote control capability
The camera is compatible with the RM-B750/B150
Remote Control Units, RCP-700/750-series Remote
Control Panels, and MSU-700-series Master Setup Unit.
These remote controls cover the complete range of control
parameters that the HDC-X300 series provides, from basic
camera control to sophisticated operations.
With the HDC-X310/X310K you can control the camera
from a distance up to 1 km by optical transmission (Singlemode LC connectors), using an optional HFU-X310 HD
Camera Interface Unit.
(The maximum transmission distance varies depending on
the number of optical relay connectors used, etc.)
Two types of trigger mode
In Still mode, the camera can capture a high-quality still
image synchronized with an external trigger, a function
suited for photo-booth or document-stand applications.
In 24P Frame Lock mode, pull-down sequence
synchronization among multiple HDC-X300-series
cameras can be achieved by inputting/outputting a 2-3
pull-down trigger signal.
Optical ND filters and electronic CC function
Optimum light and color control are easily achieved by
flexibly controlling the depth of field and exposure using
the optical Neutral Density filter select knob and the builtin electronic Color-temperature Correction function.
The optional HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit permits you to
switch the filters from a distance.
Menu operations
Menu displays on the video output enable you to perform
various adjustments and maintenance of the camera.
Overview
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System Examples
Large projection system
FILTER
1 CLEAR
2 1/4ND
3 1/16ND
4 1/64ND
MENU
ENTER
HD SDI OUT
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
BNC cable
REMOTE
VIDEO OUT
Power HAD HD
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
HD video monitor
HDC-X300K
(HDC-X300 + lens)
VTR START/STOP
REW
SHUTTER
ECS
LOW
MID
HIGH
CAM
BARS
TEST
CC
OUTPUT
FILTER
8-pin connector cable
PLAY REC REVIEW
ABCDE
ND
AUTO
KNEE
F FWD
S-EVS
STOP
12345
KNEE
GAIN
M GAMMA
DETAIL
A
WHITE
R
AWB
B
B
PRE
ABB
BLACK
R
B
IRIS/MB ACTIVE
AUTO
EXT
ACTIVE STANDARD
MASTER
BLACK
Cable of a D-sub 15-pin connector
to a D-sub 15-pin connector
or
Cable of a D-sub 15-pin connector
to five BNC connectors
a) Use a video projector equipped with a 1080
input. If not, the picture may not be displayed
in a proper aspect ratio, or some parts of the
picture may not be displayed.
IRIS
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-B150
Remote control
device
RCP-750/751,
RM-B750/B150,
etc.
Video projectora)
HD video production system
HD video monitor
FILTER
1 CLEAR
2 1/4ND
3 1/16ND
4 1/64ND
MENU
ENTER
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
HD SDI OUT
BNC cable
REMOTE
Power HAD HD
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
GENLOCK
HDCAM VTR
HDC-X300K
(HDC-X300 + lens)
VTR START/STOP
REW
SHUTTER
ECS
ND
BNC cable
8-pin connector cable
PLAY REC REVIEW
ABCDE
CC
FILTER
AUTO
KNEE
F FWD
S-EVS
STOP
12345
KNEE
CAM
BARS
TEST
LOW
MID
HIGH
OUTPUT
M GAMMA
A
R
WHITE
B
B
GAIN
DETAIL
AWB
PRE
ABB
R
BLACK
B
IRIS/MB ACTIVE
AUTO
ACTIVE STANDARD
Reference signal
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Overview
MASTER
BLACK
EXT
IRIS
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-B150
Remote control
device
RCP-750/751,
RM-B750/B150,
etc.
Optical fiber control system
1 2 3 4
n
N
FILTER
1 CLEAR 3 1/16ND
2 1/4ND 4 1/64ND
MENU
ENTER
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
OFC
Cable of a D-sub 15-pin connector
to a D-sub 15-pin connector, or
Cable of a D-sub 15-pin connector
to five BNC connectors
MACRO
ON
FOCUS
M
OFF
A
Power HAD HD
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
Video projectora)
HDC-X310K (HDC-X310 + lens)
+HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit
HD video monitor
Optical fiber (Single mode) cables
(extendable up to 1 km)b)
MONITOR
OFC
TALLY
ALARM
POWER
POWER
I
O
HD CAMERA INTERFACE UNIT
HD-SDI
REMOTE
GENLOCK IN
BNC cable
HDCAM VTR
HFU-X310 HD Camera Interface Unit
+HFBK-HD1 HD Interface Board
VTR START/STOP
REW
SHUTTER
ECS
BNC cable
8-pin connector cable
ND
PLAY REC REVIEW
ABCDE
CC
FILTER
AUTO
KNEE
F FWD
S-EVS
STOP
12345
KNEE
CAM
BARS
TEST
LOW
MID
HIGH
OUTPUT
M GAMMA
A
R
WHITE
B
R
BLACK
B
B
GAIN
DETAIL
AWB
PRE
ABB
IRIS/MB ACTIVE
AUTO
ACTIVE STANDARD
Reference signal
MASTER
BLACK
EXT
IRIS
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-B150
Remote control device
RCP-750/751,RM-B750/B150,
etc.
a) Use a video projector equipped with a 1080 input. If not, the picture
may not be displayed in a proper aspect ratio, or some parts of the
picture may not be displayed.
b) Use cables with an LC connector at each end. (The maximum
distance for optical transmission varies depending on the
conditions, including the number of optical relay connectors used.)
When optical relay connectors are used, optical transmission may
be disabled by connection loss. Use the camera system with as few
optical relay connectors as possible.
Overview
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Locations and Functions of Parts
Side Panel
bTally lamp
cTALLY switch
dMENU button and indicator
eENTER button
fUP/WHITE button and indicator
aND filter select knob
gDOWN/BLACK button and indicator
hDIP switches
FILTER
1 CLEAR
2 1/4ND
3 1/16ND
4 1/64ND
MENU
ENTER
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
Power HAD HD
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
iTally unit
jTripod mount holes (bottom)
The figure shows the HDC-X300/
X300K camera head.
a ND filter select knob
Select the desired ND filter.
1: Clear
2: 1/4 ND
3: 1/16 ND
4: 1/64 ND
b Tally lamp
It is located on the top of the tally unit. When the CALL
button on the remote control connected to the REMOTE
connector is pressed, it lights with the TALLY switch set to
ON. Attach the supplied number plate to the front.
c TALLY switch
This switch is located on the back of the top of the tally
unit. Set the switch to the right (ON) to make the lamp light
when tally signal input is supplied.
d MENU button and indicator
Pressing the button sets the camera to Menu mode and
lights the indicator.
When you press the button again, Menu mode is released
and the camera returns to its normal Shooting mode.
In Menu mode, the menu display is sent to all video
outputs from the camera.
For details on menu operations, see “Menu Operations”
on page 22.
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Locations and Functions of Parts
e ENTER button
Used to register menu settings in Menu mode.
For details on menu operations, see “Menu Operations”
on page 22.
f UP/WHITE button and indicator
In Menu mode, use this button to move the cursor and
change settings.
When Menu mode is off, the button functions as the auto
white-balance button.
Press the button to start auto white-balance adjustment.
The indicator is lit during the adjustment and goes dark
when the adjustment is completed.
If the adjustment fails, the indicator flashes. To stop its
flashing, press the button again. If failed, try the
adjustment again.
For details on menu operations, see “Menu Operations”
on page 22.
g DOWN/BLACK button and indicator
In Menu mode, use this button to move the cursor and
change settings.
When Menu mode is off, the button functions as the auto
black-balance button.
Press the button to start auto black-balance adjustment.
The indicator is lit during the adjustment and goes dark
when the adjustment is completed.
If the adjustment fails, the indicator flashes. To stop its
flashing, press the button again. If failed, try the
adjustment again.
For details on menu operations, see “Menu Operations”
on page 22.
h DIP switches
Four switches are located behind the rubber cap.
Lower (enabled): The four buttons are active.
Switch 2 (VD/SYNC)
Select the signal to be supplied from pin 14 of the VIDEO
OUT connector.
Upper (SYNC): To output composite sync
Lower (VD): To output vertical sync
Switch 3 (SYNC ON G)
Specify whether to add a sync signal to the G signal when
the VIDEO OUT connector output is RGB.
Upper (SYNC ON G): To output the G signal with a sync
signal
Lower (NO SYNC): Not to add any sync signal
Switch 4 (RGB/YPrPb)
Select the video signal to be output from the VIDEO OUT
connector.
Upper (YPrPb): To output component signals
Lower (RGB): To output RGB signals
i Tally unit
This unit is equipped with a tally lamp, TALLY switch, and
tripod mount holes. Depending on the purpose of use, it
can be detached from the camera.
When the unit is detached, you can use the fixing screw
holes on the top or bottom of the camera to secure the
camera to a ceiling or a tripod.
j Tripod mount holes
Two 1/4-inch and two 3/8-inch threaded mount holes are
provided on the bottom of the tally unit.
Use the one of an appropriate size that gives the best
balance to mount the camera on your tripod.
For details, see “Mounting the Camera to a Tripod” on
page 19.
VD/SYN SYNC ON G
MENU
1
RGB/YPrPb
2
3
4
All the switches are set to their lower positions at the
factory.
Switch 1 (MENU)
Enable or disable the MENU, ENTER, UP/WHITE, and
DOWN/BLACK buttons on the side.
Upper (disabled): The four buttons are disabled,
preventing Menu mode, auto white balance, and auto
black balance from being inadvertently activated
during shooting.
If you press the disabled MENU button, the indicator
flashes then goes dark, and the camera does not enter
Menu mode.
Locations and Functions of Parts
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Rear Panel (Connector Panel)
HDC-X300/X300K
TALLY switch (page 10)
HDSDI OUT
Cooling fan
?
cTRIGGER connector
aPower switch and indicator
TRIGGER
GENLOCK
IN
1
bHDSDI OUT connector
dGENLOCK IN connector
eREMOTE connector
fDC IN connector
REMOTE
DC IN
gVIDEO OUT connector
VIDEO OUT
HDC-X310/X310K
TALLY switch (page 10)
HDSDI OUT
?
Cooling fan
cTRIGGER connector
OFC
aPower switch and indicator
GENLOCK
IN
TRIGGER
1
dGENLOCK IN connector
eREMOTE connector
fDC IN connector
REMOTE
DC IN
gVIDEO OUT connector
Cable clamp (see page 19)
VIDEO OUT
hOFC connectors
a Power switch and indicator
Set the switch to the upper position ( I ) to turn on the
camera. The indicator is lit when the power is on.
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Locations and Functions of Parts
b HDSDI OUT connector (BNC type) (HDC-X300/
X300K)
To supply video signals of the camera in HD SDI format.
c TRIGGER connector (BNC type)
When the camera is in Still mode, this connector functions
as the still-picture trigger input. While this connector is on
the ground level, the camera output still pictures.
When the camera is in 24P (2-3 pulldown) mode, the
connector functions as the 2-3 pull-down sequence signal
connector.
The input and output is TTL level.
Switching between Still mode and 24P mode and input/
output setting of 2-3 pulldown sequence signals are
achieved using the MAINTENANCE menu.
d GENLOCK IN connector (BNC type)
This accepts analog HD (3-level sync) or SD (2-level sync)
signal.
Note
Any signal that does not match the vertical sync of the
output signal of the camera is not accepted. When the
HFU-X310 is connected to the HDC-X310/X310K via an
optical fiber cable, input to the GENLOCK IN connector
is not accepted.
e REMOTE connector (8-pin)
Connect a camera control device, such as the RCP-700/
750-series, RM-B750/B150, or MSU-700-series unit.
Notes
• The camera control devices are not exclusive to this
camera. Some of the switches and menu items may not
be operative with this camera.
• If a camera control device is connected to the REMOTE
connector of the HFU-X310 and another camera control
device is connected to that of the HDC-X310/X310K
when the HFU-X310 and HDC-X310/X310K are
connected via optical fiber cables, operations of the
camera control devices are not guaranteed.
f DC IN connector
Connect to a power source via the supplied AC adaptor.
g VIDEO OUT connector (HD D-sub 15-pin)
This outputs video signals. The output format can be
selected using the DIP switch on the side panel.
h OFC (optical fiber cable) connectors (HDCX310/X310K)
For video and control signal connection via a single mode
optical fiber cable.
For details on connection with the HFU-X310, see
“Connecting Optical Fiber Cables (HDC-X310/X310K)”
on page 19.
Locations and Functions of Parts
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Front Panel
Tally cable (Tally unit)
aTALLY connector
TALLY
Rubber lens mount stopper
ND filter select knob (page 10)
bLens mount
Lens mount cap
Lens mount lever
Lens stopper attachment
a TALLY connector (minijack)
The tally signal is supplied from this connector. Tally can
be controlled via the cable from the tally unit connected
here.
b Lens mount (1/2-type Bayonet)
A lens mount cap is attached here at the factory as shown
in the above figure. Remove the cap and attach an
appropriate lens.
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Locations and Functions of Parts
Lens (HDC-X300K/X310K only)
Grip
mIRIS button
nIRIS selector
oMotorized zoom lever
RET button (unused with HDC-X300 series)
kFlange focal length
adjustment button
T
REC button (unused with
HDC-X300 series)
RET
W
A M
IRIS
lIG control
aFocus ring
bZoom ring
cAperture ring
dAuto-focus indicator
MACRO
FOCUS
eMACRO switch
ON OFF
fFOCUS switch
M A
PUSH
AF
ZOOM
SERVO
gPUSH AF button
MANU.
hZOOM selector
iZoom remote control connector
jFocus remote control connector
a Focus ring
Turn this ring to bring the subject in focus. The faster you
turn the ring, the less the rotation angle you need to turn
until the subject is in focus.
b Zoom ring
For direct manual zoom control, set the ZOOM selector to
the “MANU.” position and turn this ring.
d Auto-focus indicator
Lit in green while the auto focus function is operating.
It flashes in amber or green while the flange focal length
adjustment is in progress.
If an error is generated, it lights in red.
For details on operation during the flange focal length
adjustment, see “Adjusting the Flange Focal Length” on
page 20.
c Aperture ring
For manual aperture control, set the IRIS switch to the “M”
position and turn this ring.
Locations and Functions of Parts
15
e MACRO switch
Set to ON for close-up work in Macro mode. In this mode,
you can focus subjects in the range of 5 cm* to infinity,
including the macro area (5 cm* to 90 cm from the lens
top).
This operation is possible regardless whether the focus
adjustment mode is Auto or Manual.
Note that the operation speed of auto focus is decreased in
the macro area.
*At the W (wide) end
f FOCUS switch
Select the focus adjustment mode:
A (Auto): The auto-focus function always activates. The
auto-focus indicator is lit in green while the auto focus
function is active. You can manually control the focus
by turning the focus ring even in Auto mode.
M (Manual): To manually adjust the focus using the focus
ring. In Manual mode, you can activate the auto focus
function by pressing the PUSH AF button.
g PUSH AF button
In Manual focus mode, you can activate the auto-focus
function by pressing this button. Auto focus for the current
subject starts when you press the button, and it stops once
the subject is in focus.
h ZOOM selector
Select the mode for zoom operation.
SERVO: Power zoom for operation with the Zoom lever
MANU. (manual): Manual zoom for operation with the
Zoom ring
i Zoom remote control connector (8-pin)
Connect an optional zoom servo control for remote control
of zooming.
j Focus remote control connector (6-pin)
Connect an optional focus servo control for remote control
of focusing.
k Flange focal length adjustment button
Press the button to adjust the flange focal length (the
distance from the lens flange to the plane of the image
along the optical axis).
For details on the adjustment, see “Adjusting the Flange
Focal Length” on page 20.
l IG (iris gain) control
To adjust the gain for automatic aperture adjustment,
remove the rubber cap and turn the inside control.
Note
The control has been properly adjusted at the factory.
Normally use with the factory setting.
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Locations and Functions of Parts
m IRIS (instant automatic aperture adjustment)
button
While using manual aperture control (IRIS selector set to
M), press this button to switch temporarily for automatic
aperture control setting. Automatic setting is maintained as
long as you hold the button down.
n IRIS selector
This selects the mode of aperture operation.
A (automatic): Automatic aperture
M (manual): Manual aperture for aperture adjustment
with the Aperture ring
o Motorized zoom lever
Use this to perform a power zoom. This lever is active
when the ZOOM selector is set to SERVO.
Press the W end to zoom toward wide angle and the T end
to zoom toward telephoto.
Pressing the lever farther increases the zoom speed.
Notes on auto focus
• The focus may not be easily fixed on the following
subjects. In such a case, manually adjust the focus:
– Subjects having very little contrast
– Subjects moving quickly
– Light sources, such as street lights or night scenes
– Subjects near an extremely bright thing
– Subjects through a glass window
• If there are multiple subjects both near and far from the
camera in the same picture frame, the focus may be fixed
on an unintended subject.
• If you zoom to a telephoto angle after adjusting the focus
while in a wide angle, the subject may become out of
focus.
• If you perform the zoom or iris adjustment after
adjusting the focus using the PUSH AF button, the depth
of field may become shallow, making the focus
insufficient. In such a case, press the PUSH AF button
again to bring the subject into focus.
• The auto focus function does not operate during zoom
operation.
• The auto focus function does not operate in SLS (Slow
Shutter) mode (selected on the FUNCTION 1 page of the
OPERATION menu).
Note on zoom speed
Depending on the shooting distance, zoom speed may
decrease when approaching the maximum telephoto
position.
HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit (Optional)
The optional HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit permits you to
remotely control ND filter switching from a remote control
unit connected via the REMOTE connector.
The buttons for direct switching are also available on the
HKC-SV1.
Attaching the HKC-SV1 should be made by a qualified
Sony service personnel.
Installation
Attaching the Lens
Attaching procedure
1
aND filter indicators
bND filter select buttons
Detach the rubber lens mount stopper and turn the
lens mount lever counterclockwise to remove the lens
mount cap.
Rubber lens mount stopper
1 2 3 4
n
N
MENU
FILTER
1 CLEAR 3 1/16ND
2 1/4ND 4 1/64ND
ENTER
UP/WH
WN/BL
ITE DO
ACK
ND
FILTER AR 3 1/16 ND
1 CLE D 4 1/64
2 1/4N
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ON
FOCUS
M
OFF
Lens mount lever
A
2
a ND filter indicators
The indicator corresponding to the ND filter being selected
lights.
1: Clear
2: 1/4 ND
3: 1/16 ND
4: 1/64 ND
b ND filter select buttons
Press to select the desired ND filter.
Pressing B changes the filter in the sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4,
1, . . . .
Pressing b changes the filter in the sequence of 1, 4, 3, 2,
1, . . . .
Note
To attach the HKC-SV1 to the HDC-X300/X300K,
modification of the camera may be required.
Consult your Sony representative.
Align the center pin of the lens with the recess at the
top of the mount section and set the lens in place.
MENU
ENTER
ND
FILTER AR 3 1/16 ND
1 CLE D 4 1/64
2 1/4N
PowFINe
HIGH
3
Turn the lens mount lever fully clockwise while
holding the lens to secure it.
4
Return the rubber lens mount stopper to its original
position.
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4
ENTER
MENU
UP/WH
WN/BL
ITE DO
When transporting or storing the camera without
attaching the lens
Attach the mount cap and secure it by turning the lens
mount lever clockwise.
Then return the rubber lens mount stopper to its original
position.
ACK
ND
FILTER AR 3 1/16 ND
1 CLE D 4 1/64
2 1/4N
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PowFINeITION VIDEO
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MENU
ENTER
UP/WH
WN/BL
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ND
FILTER AR 3 1/16 ND
1 CLE D 4 1/64
2 1/4N
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PowFINeITION VIDEO
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To remove the lens
Note
To remove the lens, first place the camera on a stable
surface to prevent the lens from dropping.
1
2
Removing the Tally Unit
Detach the rubber lens mount stopper.
The tally unit can be removed, depending on purposes of
use.
While holding the lens, turn the lens mount lever
counterclockwise until it stops.
To remove
Rubber lens mount stopper
1
MENU
ENTER
UP/WH
WN/BL
ITE DO
1
Disconnect the tally cable from the TALLY connector
on the front panel.
2
Loosen the four screws on the bottom.
ACK
ND
FILTER AR 3 1/16 ND
1 CLE D 4 1/64
2 1/4N
D
GENLOCK IN
TRIGGER
HDSDI OUT
VIDEO OUT
Lens mount lever
DC IN
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REMOTE
2
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PowFINeITION VIDEO
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3
Remove the lens.
Bottom of the camera (tally unit)
3
MENU
ENTER
UP/W
ND
FILTER AR 3 1/16 ND
1 CLE D 4 1/64
2 1/4N
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PowFINeITIO
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Pull out the camera body by sliding it.
Connecting Optical Fiber Cables
(HDC-X310/X310K)
HDSD
I OU
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TRIGG
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GENLO
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REMO
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VIDEO
DC IN
Camera
OUT
Tally unit
To connect the optional HFU-X310 HD Camera Interface
Unit to the HDC-X310/X310K, use commercially
available optical fiber cables (Single mode, LC connectors
at both ends).
Connect the cables to the OFC connectors of the HFUX310 and HDC-X310/X310K.
The cable connected to the OFC connector of the HDCX310/X310K marked with B should be connected to that
of the HFU-X310 marked with V.
For details on connection to the HFU-X310, refer to the
Operation Manual of the HFU-X310.
To attach
Proceed in the reverse order of removing.
Align the camera and tally unit so that the holes
on the camera can be seen through the two
holes on the bottom of the tally unit.
For details on optical fiber cables, see “Optical Fiber
Cable (on the market) (for the HDC-X310/X310K)” on
page 38.
HFU-X310
HDC-X310/X310K
HD-SDI
OFC
OFC
LC connector
OFC
Two holes on the camera
When you wish to suspend the camera from a ceiling, you
can attach the tally unit upside down. (Note, however, that
this usage is not allowed when you use the optional Filter
Servo Unit.)
Mounting the Camera to a Tripod
Four mount holes are provided on the bottom of the tally
unit.
Select an appropriate hole of the right size from among
those at the bottom of the tally unit, considering the
balance of the weight of the camera.
Notes
• If an inappropriate hole is selected, the camera may fall
over.
• Check that the size of the selected hole matches that of
the screw threads of the tripod. If they do not match, the
camera cannot be attached to the tripod securely.
Optical fiber cables
To use the cable clamp
Secure the wire (tension member) of the optical fiber cable
using the cable clamp as required.
Insert the wire (tension
member) from the back
and secure it by
tightening the M4x5
screw.
Change the direction of the cable clamp, as shown below,
when you want to insert the tension member from the
bottom.
Installation
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Adjusting the Flange
Focal Length
It is necessary to adjust the flange focal length (the
distance from the lens flange to the plane of the image
along the optical axis) if the focus does not match properly
from telephoto to wide angle during zoom operations.
Insert the wire (tension
member) from the
bottom and secure it by
tightening the M4x5
screw.
Connecting a Power Source
Connect a power source via the AC adaptor (supplied) and
the AC power cord (supplied).
With the lens supplied with the HDC-X300K/X310K, you
can select “automatic adjustment” to adjust the flange
focal length while operating the zoom and focus
automatically or “manual adjustment” to adjust it by
operating the zoom and focus manually.
In either case, use the supplied flange focal length
adjustment chart as the subject.
Flange focal length
adjustment chart (supplied)
(The figure shows the
HDC-X300/X300K.)
Approx. 3 m (10 ft.)
MENU
ENTE
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WN/BL
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HDSDI OUT
TRIGGER
IN
GENLOCK
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HIGH
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VIDE
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A
HD
REMOTE
DC IN
DC IN
Note
If a subject of insufficient contrast is used, or if the camera
or subject moves during the adjustment, adjustment may
fail.
VIDEO OUT
Selecting the adjustment mode
Select the adjustment mode Auto or Manual on the FB
ADJUST page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
C1
MPA-A
12V
M09 FB ADJUST
cA U T O / M A N U A L
:
AUTO FB ADJUST :
AC adaptor
TOP
AUTO
EXEC
AC power cord
Set the AUTO/MANUAL line to AUTO for Auto
adjustment or to MANUAL for Manual adjustment.
For details on menu operations, see “Menu Operations”
on page 22.
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Adjusting the Flange Focal Length
Adjusting
When the adjustment is completed successfully
The auto-focus indicator goes dark, and the message
on the FB ADJUST page changes to “FB: OK.”
Flange focal length
adjustment button
T
Focus ring
To adjust in Manual mode
Set the AUTO/MANUAL line on the FB ADJUST page to
MANUAL and proceed as follows:
1
Open the iris, place the supplied flange focal length
adjustment chart about 3 m (10 ft.) away from the
camera, and light it well enough to provide a sufficient
video output level.
2
Hold the flange focal length adjustment button
pressed for 3 seconds until the auto-focus indicator
starts flashing in amber.
3
Press the T side of the motorized zoom lever
(ZOOM selector at SERVO) or turn the zoom ring
counterclockwise (when viewed from the camera
side) (ZOOM selector at MANU.) fully to the
maximum telephoto position, and turn the focus
ring to bring the subject in focus.
RET
W
A M
IRIS
Motorized zoom lever
Zoom ring
MACRO
FOCUS
ON OFF
M A
PUSH
AF
Note
ZOOM
SERVO
MANU.
ZOOM selector
If the zoom setting is not in the maximum telephoto
position, the flange focal length adjustment cannot be
performed properly.
Auto-focus
indicator
To adjust in Auto mode
Set the AUTO/MANUAL line on the FB ADJUST page of
the MAINTENANCE menu to AUTO and proceed as
follows:
1
Open the iris, place the supplied flange focal length
adjustment chart about 3 m (10 ft.) away from the
camera, and light it well enough to provide a sufficient
video output level.
2
3
Set the ZOOM selector to SERVO.
Hold the flange focal length adjustment button
pressed for more than 3 seconds.
Or move the cursor to AUTO FB ADJUST: EXEC on
the FB ADJUST page of the MAINTENANCE menu
and press the ENTER button.
The auto-focus indicator flashes in amber, and the
flange focal length adjustment begins.
During the adjustment
The auto-focus indicator flashes in amber and green
alternately.
The message “AUTO FB EXECUTING” is displayed
on the FB ADJUST page.
4
Press the flange focal length adjustment button.
The auto-focus indicator flashes in amber and green
alternately.
5
Press the W side of the motorized zoom lever
(ZOOM selector at SERVO) or turn the zoom ring
clockwise (when viewed from the camera side)
(ZOOM selector at MANU.) fully to the maximum
wide-angle position and turn the focus ring to bring
the subject into focus.
Note
If the zoom setting is not in the maximum wideangle position, the flange focal length adjustment
cannot be performed properly.
6
Press the flange focal length adjustment button.
When the adjustment is completed successfully, the
auto-focus indicator flashes in orange for one second,
then goes dark.
If the adjustment fails
The auto-focus indicator flashes in red.
Check the conditions of the subject and lighting then
perform the adjustment again.
Adjusting the Flange Focal Length
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Selecting the Scan Mode
Menu Operations
Scan modes 60I/30PsF/24P and 50I/25PsF can be selected
for this camera.
You can perform various settings using menus displayed
on the video output.
The menu display is sent to all video output lines.
To select the scan mode when turning on
the power
By performing either of the following when you turn on
the power, you can change the scan mode to 60I or 50I.
• To select 60I, turn on the power while holding both the
MENU and UP/WHITE buttons down.
• To select 50I, turn on the power while holding both the
MENU and DOWN/BLACK buttons down.
When you turn on the power without the above actions, the
scan mode previously used is selected.
To select the scan mode by menu
operation
• When the scan mode has been set to 60I, 30PsF, or 24P,
you can change it to 60I, 30PsF, or 24P on the
FUNCTION 2 page of the OPERATION menu. You
cannot change it to 50I/25PsF by menu operation.
• When the scan mode has been set to 50I or 25PsF, you
can change it to 50I or 25PsF on the FUNCTION 2 page
of the OPERATION menu. You cannot change it to 60I/
30PsF/24P by menu operation.
For the menu operations, use the four buttons on the side
panel.
UP/WHITE button and indicator
ENTER button
DOWN/BLACK button
and indicator
MENU button
and indicator
DIP switch 1 (MENU): lower
MENU
ENTER
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
Enabling/disabling menu operation
Menu operations are permitted only when DIP switch 1
(MENU) is set to its lower position.
By opening the rubber cap and setting the switch to the
upper position, you can inhibit menu operations so that the
menu display will not be inadvertently activated during
normal shooting.
Menu Configuration
The menus of this camera are composed of the following
items:
OPERATION menu
This menu contains items for changing settings according
to conditions related to the subject when the camera is
being operated. The reference value for white balance
adjustment, the shutter mode, etc. are included.
PAINT menu
This menu contains items for making detailed image
adjustments while using a waveform monitor to monitor
the waveforms output from the camera. Support of a video
engineer is usually required to use this menu. Although
you can also use an external remote control panel or master
setup unit to set the items on this menu, use of this menu is
most effective when using the camera by itself outdoors.
MAINTENANCE menu
This menu contains basic items usually not changed after
being set once.
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Selecting the Scan Mode / Menu Operations
FILE menu
This menu permits you to access several types of files for
storing/retrieving the various setting data of the camera.
DIAGNOSIS menu
This menu enables you to confirm the camera’s status or
identify a failed circuit board.
To move to another menu page
1
Press the UP/WHITE button to move the arrow to the
page number at the upper left corner of the screen then
press the ENTER button.
The arrow changes to a flashing question mark.
2
Press the UP/WHITE or DOWN/BLACK button until
the desired page is displayed.
Setting the Camera to Menu Mode
3
Press the ENTER button
Press the MENU button.
The camera enters Menu mode, and the indicator to the left
of the button lights.
The question mark disappears, and the displayed page
enters Setting mode.
To return to the TOP menu
When you do this for the first time after the power is turned
on, the TOP menu is displayed.
Move the arrow to the page number at the top of the screen,
press the UP/WHITE button again to move the arrow to
"TOP," and press the ENTER button.
<TOP MENU>
cO P E R A T I O N
PAINT
MAINTENANCE
FILE
DIAGNOSIS
The second or any subsequent time, the menu page that
was selected when you last quit Menu mode is displayed.
Making a Setting on the Menu
Display the menu page on which you wish to make
settings, then follow the procedure below:
1
Press the UP/WHITE or DOWN/BLACK button to
move the arrow to the item to be set.
2
Press the ENTER button.
A question mark flashes at the selected item.
3
Press the UP/WHITE or DOWN/BLACK button to
change the setting.
Press the MENU button again.
Menu mode is released, and the camera returns to the
normal shooting mode.
4
Press the ENTER button.
Selecting Menus
Repeat steps 1 through 4 as required.
When selecting a menu from the TOP
menu
To specify a character string
To quit Menu mode
Press the UP/WHITE or DOWN/BLACK button to move
the arrow to the desired menu, then press the ENTER
button.
The page previously selected with that menu is displayed,
and a question mark flashes at the left of the page number.
While the question mark is flashing, pressing the UP/
WHITE or DOWN/BLACK button changes the page.
If you press the ENTER button, the question mark
disappears, and the displayed page enters Setting mode.
The question mark disappears, and your selection is
registered.
When you press the ENTER button with the arrow
pointing to an item for which a character string, such as the
camera ID or a file ID, is to be specified, a cursor and the
list of selectable characters are displayed.
The displayed cursor can be moved using the UP/WHITE
or DOWN/BLACK button.
1
Set the cursor to the position where you wish enter a
character, then press the ENTER button.
Another cursor appears on the character list.
2
Set the cursor to the character to be entered and press
the ENTER button.
Menu Operations
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Repeat steps 1 and 2.
By selecting INS on the line below the character, list,
you can enter a space at the cursor position.
Selecting DEL deletes the character at the cursor
position.
You can return to step 1 without changing the
character by selecting RET.
If you enter the permitted maximum number of
characters (up to the stop mark at the right end of the
line), the cursor moves to ESC on the line below the
character list.
To register the new string you have set, select END
and press the ENTER button.
To restore the previous string, select ESC and press
the ENTER button.
Caution
If any of the following messages is displayed when you
enter Menu mode, immediately stop using the camera and
contact Sony service personnel:
HIGH TEMPERATURE!: The temperature inside the unit
is extremely high.
FAN DOES NOT WORK!: The fan is not operating even
when needed.
HIGH TEMP! CAM SHUTDOWN!: The temperature
inside the unit exceeds the limit, and some circuit
blocks stop operating (no camera picture is obtained).
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Menu Operations
Menu Items
When the setting range in the Settings column is enclosed
by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative value. The
indication 0 means that the item is set at the preset value
stored in the ALL file (see page 34).
The setting range shown on the menu screen may differ
depending on the preset status.
For the indications in the File column, see “FILE Menu”
on page 34.
OPERATION Menu
Pages
Items
Settings (default in [
])
01: FUNCTION 1
OUTPUT
BARS/[CAM]
To select the output signal:
BARS: Color bar signal for adjustment
CAM: Video signal being shot
MASTER GAIN
–3/[0]/3/6/9/12/18/24/30/
36/42/48
To select the master gain value (dB)
WHITE BAL
PRE/[A]/B(ATW)
To select the reference value for automatic
white balance adjustment:
PRE: To use the preset value set with the
MAINTENANCE menu
A: To use the value stored in memory cell A
with the PAINT menu
B (ATW): To use the value stored in memory
cell B with the PAINT menu or Auto
Tracing White function (switching
between B and ATW is achieved wtih
the FUNCTION 3 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu.)
SHUTTER MODE
[OFF]/SHUTTER/ECS/SLS To select the shutter mode:
Function
File
SR
SR
OFF: Normal Shooting mode
SHUTTER: Shutter mode (to obtain clear
images of quickly moving subjects)
ECS: Extended Clear Scan mode (to obtain
imges of computer monitors without
horizontal striping)
SLS: Slow Shutter mode (for shooting under
insuficient illumination)
Note
If a lens that does not return the iris value
signal is used, the iris is fixed to the open end
when the IRIS switch of the lens is set to A
(Auto) in SLS (Slow Shutter) mode.
SHUTTER [s]
60I: [1/100], 1/125, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
To select the shutter speed (sec.) when you
S
set SHUTTER MODE to SHUTTER
30PsF: [1/40], 1/60, 1/120, (The selectable speeds differ among the scan
modes.)
1/125, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000
24P: [1/32], 1/48, 1/96,
1/125, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000
50I: [1/60], 1/125, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
25PsF: [1/33], 1/50, 1/100,
1/125, 1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000
ECS [Hz]
60I: [60.01] to 19000
30PsF: [29.99] to 26000
24P: [23.99] to 21000
To select the ECS frequency (Hz) when you
S
set SHUTTER MODE to ECS
(The selectable speeds differ among the scan
modes.)
50I: [50.14] to 29000
25PsF: [25.02] to 25000
Menu Operations
25
[2]/3/4/5/6/7/8/16/32/64
To select the number of accumulating frames
of the slow shutter when you set SHUTTER
MODE to SLS
IRIS OVERRIDE
–1/ –0.5/[0]/0.5/1
To select the reference value for the iris
D5600
ON/[OFF]
To turn the function that electrically applies a
5600K color temperature filter on/off
SRA
EVS
ON/[OFF]
To turn the EVS function that increases the
vertical resolution on/off
SRA
SCAN MODE
[60I]/30PsF/24P
[50I]/25PsF
ON/[OFF]
To set the scan mode to 60I, 30PsF or 24P
S
To set the scan mode to 50I or 25PsF
S
01: FUNCTION 1
(cont.)
SLS [F]
02: FUNCTION 2
STILL MODE
S
A
To turn Still mode on/off
Note
If a lens that does not return the iris value
signal is used, the iris is fixed to the open end
when the IRIS switch of the lens is set to A
(Auto) in Still mode.
03: TLCS
AGC
ON/[OFF]
To turn the automatic gain adjustment on/off
(With AGC ON, the unit maintains the
luminance at a certain level by automatically
adjusting the gain in the range up to the AGC
LIMIT value when the iris setting becomes
wider (toward OPEN) than the AGC CHANGE
POINT setting.)
A
AGC LIMIT
3/6/9/[12]/15/18/ dB
To select the maximum gain value of the
automatic gain adjustment
A
AGC CHANGE
POINT
OPEN/F2/[F2.8]/F4/F5.6
To select the iris value at which the unit is
switched from Auto iris mode to Automatic
Gain Adjustment mode
A
AE
ON/[OFF]
To turn the automatic shutter adjustment on/
off
(With AE ON, the unit maintains the
luminance at a certain level by automatically
adjusting the shutter speed in the range up to
the AE LIMIT value when the iris setting
becomes narrower than the AE CHANGE
POINT setting.)
A
1/100, 1/150, 1/200,
To select the minimum shutter speed of the
automatic shutter adjustment
A
AE LIMIT
[1/250], 1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
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Menu Operations
AE CHANGE POINT
F5.6/F8/F11/[F16]
To select the iris value at which the unit is
switched from Auto iris mode to Automatic
Shutter Adjustment mode
A
AUTO ND1)
ON/[OFF]
To turn the auto ND filter function on/off
(With AUTO ND ON, the unit maintains the
luminance at a certain level by automatically
switching the ND filters so that the iris is set in
the range of ±2 steps from the ND CENTER
POINT setting. Note that this ND filter
switching will not occur when the tally lamp is
lit.)
A
ND CENTER
POINT1)
F4/[F5.6]/F8
To select the center iris value to be the target
of the auto ND filter function
A
04: OFFSET WHT OFFSET WHITE <A> ON/[OFF]
WARM–COOL <A>
Color temperature values
([3200])
To determine whether to add the offset
adjusted on this page to the white balance
setting in memory cell A
A
To set the offset (as a color temperature
value) for the white balance to add to the
white balance setting in memory cell A when
OFFSET WHITE <A> is ON
A
Note
Adjust the value while viewing the actual
image, because error tends to be bigger for
adjustment at high color temperature.
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the WARM–COOL <A> setting
A
OFFSET WHITE <B> ON/[OFF]
To determine whether to add the offset
adjusted on this page to the white balance
setting in memory cell B
A
WARM–COOL <B>
To set the offset (as a color temperature
value) for the white balance to add to the
white balance setting in memory cell B when
OFFSET WHITE <B> is ON
A
COLOR FINE <A>
Color temperature values
([3200])
Note
Adjust the value while viewing the actual
image, because error tends to be bigger for
adjustment at high color temperature.
05: CAMERA ID
COLOR FINE <B>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the WARM–COOL <B> setting
CAMERA ID DISP
CAM/BARS/[OFF]
To determine whether to superimpose the
camera ID
CAM: to the camera image
BARS: onto the color bars
OFF: not to superimpose
ID
character string
To specify the camera ID (12 characters) to be
superimposed
A
1) The items AUTO ND and ND CENTER POINT are displayed only
when the optional HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit is attached.
Menu Operations
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PAINT Menu
Pages
Settings (default in [
Items
P01: SW STATUS GAMMA1)
A
To set the color temperature for the white
balance setting in memory cell A
A
COLOR FINE <A>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the COLOR TEMP <A> setting
A
R GAIN <A>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the COLOR TEMP <A> setting
only toward R (red)
A
B GAIN <A>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the COLOR TEMP <A> setting
only toward B (blue)
A
COLOR TEMP <B>
Color temperature values
([3200])
To set the color temperature for the white
balance setting in memory cell B
A
COLOR FINE <B>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the COLOR TEMP <B> setting
A
R GAIN <B>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the COLOR TEMP <B> setting
only toward R (red)
A
B GAIN <B>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To fine-adjust the COLOR TEMP <B> setting
only toward B (blue)
A
MASTER BLACK
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the master black level
SRA
R BLACK
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the R black level
SRA
B BLACK
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the B black level
SRA
DETAIL1)
APERTURE
1)
FLARE1)
TEST SAW
SRA
SRA
To turn the white clipping correction on/off
SRA
To turn the detail signal on/off
SRA
To turn the aperture function on/off
SRA
To turn the flare function on/off
SRA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the flare level of the master
S
R FLARE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the R flare level
SRA
G FLARE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the G flare level
SRA
B FLARE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the B flare level
SRA
FLARE
[ON]/OFF
To turn flare correction on/off.
[ON]/OFF
To turn gamma correction on/off
0.35 to [0.45] to 0.90 (0.05 To set the master gamma correction curve in
GAMMA
steps)
Menu Operations
To turn the linear matrix correction on/off
To turn the knee correction on/off
MASTER FLARE
STEP GAMMA
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SRA
To turn the test signal on/off
WHITE CLIP1)
P04: GAMMA
File
To turn the gamma correction on/off
Color temperature values
([3200])
KNEE1)
P03: BLACK/
FLARE
Functions
COLOR TEMP <A>
MATRIX
P02: WHITE
])
[ON]/OFF
[ON]/OFF
[ON]/OFF
[ON]/OFF
[ON]/OFF
[ON]/OFF
[ON]/OFF
ON/[OFF]
A
SRA
SRA
SRA
steps
MASTER GAMMA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the master gamma correction curve
S
R GAMMA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the R gamma correction curve
SRA
G GAMMA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the G gamma correction curve
SRA
B GAMMA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the B gamma correction curve
SRA
GAMMA SELECT
[STD]/FILM
To select the gamma table:
SRA
STD: To use the standard gamma table
FILM: To use the gamma table similar to the
film characteristics
GMA SEL (STD)
[1]/2/3/4
To select one of the four gamma curves from
the STD gamma table
SRA
GMA SEL (FILM)
[1]/2/3/4
To select one of the four gamma curves from
the FILM gamma table
SRA
A
P05: KNEE
KNEE
DCC
KNEE POINT
[ON]/OFF
[ON]/OFF
50.0 to [85.0] to 109.0 (0.1
steps)
To turn knee correction on/off
SRA
To turn the DCC function for high-lluminance
subjects on an off
SR
To set the knee point level (in %)
SRA
S
KNEE SLOPE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the knee slope level
KNEE MAX
ON/[OFF]
To turn the knee max function on/off
(–99 to [0] to +99)
[ON]/OFF
WHITE CLIP LEVEL 100.0 to [109.0] to 109.5
A
R
KNEE SAT LEVEL
To set the knee saturation level
SRA
WHITE CLIP
To turn the white clipping function on/off
SRA
To adjust the white clipping level (in %)
SRA
[ON]/OFF
To turn the detail correction (contour
correction) function on/off
SRA
(0.1 steps)
P06: DETAIL 1
DETAIL
DETAIL LEVEL
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the general detail correction level
SRA
DETAIL FREQ.
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the H detail frequency (thickness of
contour lines)
SRA
CRISPENING
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the crispening level at which noise
signals are to be removed in detail correction
SRA
DTL H/V RATIO
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the ratio of vertical detail to
horizontal detail in detail correction
SRA
LEVEL DEPEND
[ON]/OFF
To turn the “level depend” function to
decrease the black level in detail correction
on/off
SRA
LVL DEPEND LVL
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the level of the “level depend”
function
SRA
APERTURE
To turn the aperture correction on/off
SRA
To adjust the aperture level
SRA
DETAIL LIMIT
[ON]/OFF
(–99 to [0] to +99)
ON/[OFF]
(–99 to [0] to +99)
(–99 to [0] to +99)
DTL WHT LIMIT
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the detail white limiter
SRA
DTL BLK LIMIT
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the detail black limiter
SRA
APERTURE LEVEL
P07: DETAIL 2
KNEE APERTURE
KNEE APT LEVEL
P08: SKIN DTL
To turn the knee aperture function on/off
SRA
To adjust the knee aperture level
SRA
To adjust the both detail black and white
limiters
SRA
DTL V-BLK LIMIT
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the V detail black limiter
S
V DTL CREATION
NAM/G/[R+G]/Y
To select the source signal for V detaill
SRA
H/V CONTROL
MODE
V, [H/V]
To select the operation mode of DTL H/V
RATIO on the DETAIL 1 page
V: To change only vertically
H/V: To change both horizontally and
vertically
SRA
SKIN DETECT
EXEC
To call the COLOR DETECT screen to detect
the color for which the color detail function is
to operate:
To detect the color
Shoot so that the desired color enters in [ ]
displayed at the center of the COLOR
DETECT screen, then press the ENTER
button. Adjust SKIN SAT and SKIN HUE as
required.
SKIN SAT
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the saturation level of the hue
processed by the color detail function
SRA
SKIN HUE
[0] to 359
To adjust the center phase of the hue
processed by the color detail function
SRA
SKIN WIDTH
0 to [40] to 90
To adjust the width of the hue processed by
the color detail function
SRA
SKIN DETAIL
ON/[OFF]
To turn the color detail function on/off
SRA
SKIN DETAIL LVL
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the level of the color detail signal
SRA
A
Menu Operations
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P09: MATRIX 1
MATRIX
[ON]/OFF
To turn the linear matrix correction and
multimatrix correction functions on/off
SRA
Note
The user matrix and preset matrix settings are
disabled when MATRIX is set to OFF.
P10: MATRIX 2
P11:
V MODULATION
P12: LOW KEY
SAT
USER MATRIX
ON/[OFF]
To turn the user-set matrix correction function S R A
on/off
USER MATRIX SAT
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the color saturation (color intensity ) S R A
of the whole picture when USER MATRIX is
ON
USER MATRIX HUE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the hue of the whole picture when
USER MATRIX is ON
SRA
PRESET MTX
[ON]/OFF
To turn the preset matrix correction function
on/off
SRA
PRESET MTX SEL
[STD]/HI SAT/FL
To select the preset matrix to be used when
PRESET MATRIX is ON:
STD: Standard color tones
HI SAT: For more vivid picture (The color
intensity slightly increases.)
FL: For shooting under fluorescent light, to
prevent the skin tones from becoming
greenish
SRA
MATRIX R-G
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the arbitrary R-G user-set matrix
coefficients
SRA
MATRIX R-B
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the arbitrary R-B user-set matrix
coefficients
SRA
MATRIX G-R
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the arbitrary G-R user-set matrix
coefficients
SRA
MATRIX G-B
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the arbitrary G-B user-set matrix
coefficients
SRA
MATRIX B-R
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the arbitrary B-R user-set matrix
coefficients
SRA
MATRIX B-G
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the arbitrary B-G user-set matrix
coefficients
SRA
V MOD
[ON]/OFF
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To turn the V modulation function on/off
MASTER VMOD
To turn the master V modulation function on/
off
S
A
R VMOD
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To turn the R V modulation function on/off
S
A
G VMOD
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To turn the G V modulation function on/off
S
A
B VMOD
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To turn the B V modulation function on/off
S
A
LOW KEY SAT
ON/[OFF]
To turn the low key saturation function on/off.
SRA
L.KEY SAT LEVEL
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the saturation level of the low
luminance part
SRA
L.KEY SAT RANGE
LOW/L.MID/H.MID/[HIGH]
To set the luminance level at which the low
key saturation function is to be in effect
SRA
Y BLACK GAMMA
ON/[OFF]
To turn the Y black gamma function on/off
SRA
Y BLK GAM LEVEL
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To set the gamma curve in the low luminance S R A
part
Y BLK GAM RANGE
LOW/L.MID/H.MID/[HIGH]
To set the luminance level at which the Y
black gamma is to be in effect
1) The settings of the items GAMMA, KNEE, WHITE CLIP, DETAIL,
APERTURE, and FLARE are stored in the Reference file as ON.
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Menu Operations
RA
SRA
MAINTENANCE Menu
Pages
Items
M01:
WHT SHAD CH SEL
WHITE SHADING
M04:
DCC ADJUST
])
[R]/G/B
Functions
File
To select the channel to be adjusted on this
page (The four items below can be set
independently.)
WHT H SAW
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust H Saw white shading compensation
WHT H PARA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust H Parabola white shading
compensation
WHT V SAW
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust V Saw white shading compensation
WHT V PARA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust V Parabola white shading
compensation
WHT SAW/PARA
[ON]/OFF
To turn white shading Saw and Parabola
compensation on/off
[R]/G/B
To select the channel to be adjusted on this
page
M02:
BLK SHAD CH SEL
BLACK SHADING
M03:
PRESET WHT
Settings (default in [
BLACK H SAW
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust H Saw black shading compensation
BLACK H PARA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust H Parabola black shading
compensation
BLACK V SAW
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust V Saw black shading compensation
BLACK V PARA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust V Parabola black shading
compensation
BLACK SAW/PARA
[ON]/OFF
To turn black shading Saw and Parabola
compensation on/off
MASTER BLACK
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the master black level
SRA
MASTER GAIN
–3/[0]/3/6/9/12/18/24/30/
36/42/48
To adjust the master gain value (dB)
SR
COLOR TEMP <P>
Color temperature values
([3200])
To adjust the preset color temperature for
white balance adjustment
A
COLOR FINE <P>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the value more precisely when the
color temperature adjustment through
COLOR TEMP <P> is not satisfactory
A
R GAIN <P>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To change the COLOR TEMP <P> value only
toward R (red)
A
B GAIN <P>
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To change the COLOR TEMP <P> value only
toward B (blue)
A
AWB ENABLE <P>
ON/[OFF]
To turn on/off the function that automatically
acquires your preset value for automatic white
balance adjustment
DCC POINT
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust DCC minimum knee point
DCC GAIN
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the gain for the DCC detected value
RA
DCC DELAY TIME
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the DCC reaction speed
RA
RA
Menu Operations
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M05: AUTO IRIS
IRIS WINDOW
[1]/2/3/4/5/6
To select the auto iris detection windows:
1
2
3
4
5
6
SRA
The shaded portion indicates the area where
light detection is to occur.
M06:
FUNCTION 3
IRIS LEVEL
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the auto iris target value
SRA
IRIS APL RATIO
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the Mix ratio of auto iris detection
peak value and average value
SRA
IRIS SPEED
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the auto iris speed
SRA
CLIP HIGH LIGHT
ON/[OFF]
To turn on/off the function that, during auto iris
adjustment, ignores very bright areas by
dulling the reaction to high luminescence
WHT FILTER INH
[ON]/OFF
To turn on/off the function that inhibits
independent white memory for each filter
position
A
COLOR BAR SEL
[MULTI]/100%/75%
–3/[0]/3/6/9/12/18/24/30/
To select the color bar type
A
A
36/42/48
To select the value (dB) when the gain setting
at the connected camera control is set to LOW
GAIN MID
–3/0/3/6/[9]/12/18/24/30/
36/42/48
To select the value (dB) when the gain setting
at the connected camera control is set to MID
A
GAIN HIGH
–3/0/3/6/9/12/[18]/24/30/
36/42/48
To select the value (dB) when the gain setting
at the connected camera control is set to
HIGH
A
To select the adjustment method for white
balance when WHITE BAL is set to B on
FUNCTION 1 page of OPERATION menu:
MEM: To use the value stored in memory
cell B using the PAINT menu as the
reference
ATW: To use Auto Tracing White balance
(function that automatically traces the
white balance or changes in lighting
condition)
A
GAIN LOW
WHITE SWITCH <B> MEM/[ATW]
SHOCKLESS
WHITE
OFF/[1]/2/3
To select the speed for switching the white
balance
A
ATW SPEED
1/2/3/[4]/5
To set the convergence speed for Auto Tracing
White balance
A
232C CamCnt RATE
4800/9600/[19200]/38400
To select the transmission rate (bps) when the
unit is to be controlled with “RS-232C camera
control protocol.”
For details on “RS-232C camera control
protocol,” ask your Sony representative.
ZOOM SELECT
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Menu Operations
[1]/2
To set the zooming direction of the lens when
operating it from the connected camera
controller (With a certain lens, the zooming
direction may be reversed when operated
from a camera controller. In such a case,
change the setting of this item.)
SOURCE
[HD]/SD
To select the type of genlock signal
HD: analog HD (3-level sync)
SD: SD (2-level sync)
A
H PHASE FINE
0 to 99
To fine-adjust the H phase for genlock
(The value changes in steps of 1, updating the
first and second digits of the setting.)
A
H PHASE COARSE
–1800 to +1800
To roughly adjust the H phase for genlock
(The value changes in steps of 100, updating
the third and fourth digits of the setting. For
the first and second digits, the value set at H
PHASE FINE is displayed.)
A
H ADVANCE 0/90H
[0]/90
To determine whether to advance the H phase
for genlock by 90 degree
A
FRM SEQ TRIGGER
(displayed in 24P
mode only)
[IN]/OUT
To select the mode for frame trigger
IN: input
OUT: output
M07:GENLOCK
(when the HFUX310 is
connected)
SOURCE
FIBER
“FIBER” is displayed when the HFU-X310 is
connected.
FRM SEQ TRIGGER
(displayed in 24P
mode only)
[IN]/OUT
To select the mode for frame trigger
IN: input
OUT: output
M08:AUTO
SHADING
AUTO BLK
SHADING
EXEC
To execute the auto black shooting function
M07:GENLOCK
(when the HFUX310 is not
connected)
RESET BLK SHD
EXEC
To clear black shooting compensation values
MASTER GAIN
–3/[0]/3/6/9/12/18/24/30/
36/42/48
To set the master gain value (dB)
[AUTO]/MANUAL
To select the adjustment mode for the flange
focal length
AUTO FB ADJUST
EXEC
To execute flange focal length adjustment
MODE CONFIG
[MODE1]/MODE2
MODE1: This mode sets the camera
parameters for a normal environment.
MODE2: This mode sets the camera
parameters for environments at standard
lighting and requiring higher S/N ratio.
M09: FB ADJUST AUTO/MANUAL
M10: PROCESS
SETTING
SR
Menu Operations
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FILE Menu
The adjustment data can be stored as files in memory on
this camera.
There are following types of file, which are accessed using
the FILE menu:
ALL file
The preset values of the menu items can be stored.
The items included in this file are indicated with “A” in the
File column of the menu table.
Scene files
Up to five sets of paint data adjusted for specific scenes can
be stored and retrieved when required.
The items included in this file are indicated with “S” in the
File column of the menu table.
The items included in this file are indicated with “R” in the
File column of the menu table.
Lens files
By your storing the data (such as compensation data)
specific to the lenses to be used as files, required
adjustments and compensation can be performed merely
by retrieving the appropriate flie when changing lenses.
Pages
Items
Settings (default in [
F01: ALL FILE
ALL PRESET
EXEC
To return the items included in the ALL file to
your preset values
STORE ALL
PRESET
EXEC
To store the current settings for the items
included in the ALL file as your preset value
CLEAR ALL
PRESET
EXEC
To return the preset values for the items in the
ALL file to the default values
3SEC CLR PRESET
ON/[OFF]
To turn on/off the function to return the setting
of each menu item and the preset values to
the factory settings by holding the ENTER
button pressed for 3 seconds
F02: SCENE FILE 1/2/3/4/5
F03:
REFERENCE
Menu Operations
])
Functions
File
To select the number of the scene file to be
retrieved
STANDARD
To reset the paint data to the standard values
stored in the reference file
SCENE WHITE DATA ON/[OFF]
To determine whether white balance data are
to be retrieved from the scene files:
ON: To retrive
OFF: Not to retrieve
SCENE STORE
EXEC
To move to the SCENE FILE STORE page
F. ID
character string
To specify the ID (max.16 characters) of the
scene file
SCENE FILE
1/2/3/4/5
STORE (sub page
of F02: SCENE
FILE)
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Reference file
This file stores the reference values used for auto-setup
adjustments and the standard settings of control functions.
When you execute an auto setup operation from the
connected camera control, the coressponding items are
adjusted in reference to the settings stored in this file.
If there is no reference file stored in the camera, the
factory-set standard values are used as the reference data.
To select the number of the scene file in
which the current paint settings are to be
stored
REFERENCE
STORE
EXEC
To update the reference file using the current
settings
REFERENCE
CLEAR
EXEC
To return the contents of the reference file to
the standard values
A
F04: LENS FILE 1 LENS FILE RECALL
LENS RECALL/
LENS STORE
(sub pages of
F04: LENS FILE
1)
EXEC
To move to the LENS RECALL page for
calling a stored lens file
LENS FILE STORE
EXEC
To move to the LENS STORE page for storing
the current setting in a lens file
F. ID
character string
Displays the ID (max.16 characters) of the
lens file being selected (can be changed).
LENS NO OFFSET
EXEC
To clear the contents of the lens file
IRIS GAIN
(–99 to [0] to +99)
Displays the iris gain value of the selected
lens file.
1/2/3/4/5
SRA
To select a lens file of the corresponding
number
F. ID
character string
To specify the ID (max.16 characters) of the
lens file
F05: LENS FILE 2 LENS M VMOD
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the master V modualtion shading of
the lens file
LENS R FLARE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the R flare level of the lens file
LENS G FLARE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the G flare level of the lens file
LENS B FLARE
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust the B flare level of the lens file
[R]/G/B
To select the channel to be adjusted on this
page (The four items below can be set
independently.)
LENS H SAW
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust H Saw white shading compensation
of the lens file
LENS H PARA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust H Parabola white shading
compensation of the lens file
LENS V SAW
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust V Saw white shading compensation
of the lens file
LENS V PARA
(–99 to [0] to +99)
To adjust V Parabola white shading
compensation of the lens file
F06: LENS FILE 3 SHADING CH SEL
DIAGNOSIS Menu
Pages
Items
Functions
D01: HOURS METER OPERATION (H)
FAN (H)
D02: DEV STATUS
FRAM
Displays the accumulated value of powered time of the camera.
Displays the accumulated operation time of the fan.
AT
Display the conditions inside the camera.
EEPROM VA
DPR
PA
LSI
HT
BCS
FILTER SERVO
(displayed only with
HKC-SV1 attached)
Displays the status of the Filter Servo Unit.1)
OPTICAL MODULE
(displayed for HDCX310/X310K only)
Displays the conditions of the optical transmission module.
TxLD: Condition of the laser diode for transmission from the camera
Rx LEVEL: Level status of the optical reception of the camera side
Rx ERROR: Error status of optical reception data error of the camera side
1) If the filter is kept rotated continously, it may be regarded as an
abnormal operation and “ERROR” may be displayed. The “ERROR”
indication is maintained until the camera is turned off.
Note
If NG appears, consult your Sony service personnel.
Menu Operations
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Dimensions
Specifications
Unit: mm (inches)
HDC-X300/X300K
General
Power requirements
12 V DC
Power consumption
HDC-X300/X300K:
23.5 W (with the VCL-719BXS Zoom
Lens, HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit, and
the RM-B750 Remote Control Unit
connected)
18 W (camera head only)
HDC-X310/X310K:
24.5 W (with the VCL-719BXS Zoom
Lens, HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit, and
the RM-B750 Remote Control Unit
connected)
19 W (camera head only)
Operating temperature
–10°C to +45°C (+14°F to +113°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Mass
HDC-X300/X300K:
Camera head: Approx. 1.2 kg
(2 lb 10 oz) (not including lens)
Camera head+Tally unit: Approx. 1.7 kg
(3 lb 12 oz) (not including lens)
HDC-X310/X310K:
Camera head: Approx. 1.3 kg
(2 lb 13 oz) (not including lens)
Camera head+Tally unit: Approx. 1.8 kg
(3 lb 15 oz) (not including lens)
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Specifications
FILTER
1 CLEAR
2 1/4ND
3 1/16ND
4 1/64ND
60 (2 3/8)
MENU
ENTER
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
Power HAD HD
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
113 (4 1/2)
147 (5 7/8)
165 (6 1/2)
197 (7 7/8)
HDC-X310/X310K
95 (3 3/4)
TALLY
171 (6 3/4)
FILTER
1 CLEAR 3 1/16ND
2 1/4ND 4 1/64ND
MENU
ENTER
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
Power HAD HD
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
113 (4 1/2)
95 (3 3/4)
115 (4 5/8)
156 (6 1/4)
Optical specifications
Spectral system F1.4 prism system
Built-in ND filters
1: Clear
2: 1/4 ND
3: 1/16 ND
4: 1/64 ND
TALLY
60 (2 3/8)
Pick-up device
Pick-up device 1/2-type, interline transfer CCD
Device configuration
RGB 3-CCD system
Picture elements 1440 (h) × 1080 (v)
171 (6 3/4)
95 (3 3/4)
115 (4 5/8)
156 (6 1/4)
95 (3 3/4)
Camera
147 (5 7/8)
165 (6 1/2)
210 (8 3/8)
Electrical characteristics
Sensitivity
2,000 lux (F10, typical)
Reflection ratio of 89.9%
Minimum subject illumination
About 0.003 lux (F1.4, +48 dB gain,
Slow Shutter of 64 frames)
Video signal-to-noise ratio
52 dB (typical)
Modulation
40% (typical) at 21 MHz (with HDSDI
output)
Smear
–120 dB (typical)
Input connectors
GENLOCK IN BNC-type (1)
TRIGGER
BNC-type (1), TTL level
Output connectors
TALLY OUT
mini jack (1)
HDSDI OUT
BNC-type (1) (HDC-X300/X300K
only)
VIDEO OUT
HD D-sub 15-pin (1)
Output level
5
1
15
11
6
10
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
R/Pr (X)
6
R/Pr (G)
Pin
11 NC
Signal
2
G/Y (X)
7
G/Y (G)
12 NC
3
B/Pb (X)
8
B/Pb (G)
13 HD
4
NC
9
NC
5
GND
10 GND
14 VD/SYNC
15 NC
Input/output connectors
OFC
Single mode, LC optical connector (2)
(HDC-X310/X310K only)
REMOTE
8-pin (1)
Supplied accessories
Lens (1) (HDC-X300K/X310K only)
Lens mount cap (1)
AC adaptor (1)
AC power cord (2 m) (1)
Flange focal length adjustment chart (1)
Number plate (1 set)
Operation Manual (1)
Related equipment
MSU-700A/750 Master Setup Unit
RCP-700-series Remote Control Panel
RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit
HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit
HFU-X310 HD Camera Interface Unit
AC Adaptor (Supplied)
Power requirements
100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Peak inrush current
(1) Power ON, current probe method:
70 A (240 V), 30 A (100 V)
(2) Hot switching inrush current, measured in
accordance with European standard
EN55103-1: 10 A (230 V)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
VCL-719BXS Zoom Lens (supplied
with the HDC-X300K/X310K)
Focal length
6.7 to 127 mm
Zoom
Manual or power, selectable
Zoom ratio
x19
Maximum aperture
1: 1.6, 1:2.1 (at Telephoto end)
Aperture
Manual or automatic, selectable
f/1.6 to f/16 and C (closed)
Focusing range Inifinity to 5 cm
Filter attachment threads
82 mm dia. 0.75 mm pitch
1/ -type bayonet mount
Mounting
2
Mass
1.34 kg (2 lb 15 oz) including the food
External dimensions
Unit: mm (inches)
106 (4 1/4)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Pr, Pb: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
R, G, B: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
HD, VD: TTL level (3 Vp-p)
SYNC: 0.6 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Pin assignment
MACRO
FOCUS
PUSH
AF
ZOOM
SERVO
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
ON OFF
M A
122 (4 7/8)
174 (6 7/8)
MANU.
211 (8 3/8)
215 (8 1/2)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Specifications
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Optical Fiber Cable (on the market)
(for the HDC-X310/X310K)
Use optical fiber cables of the following specifications:
Type of fiber: Single-mode fiber
End surface of fiber: SPC (spherical polishing)
Spherical polishing with a return loss of –40 dB or
more
Optical connectors: LC connectors at both ends
(conforming to MSA)a)
a) An LC pair connector is recommended.
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Synchronous Operations in 24P Mode
FILTER
1 CLEAR
2 1/4ND
VIDEO OUT
3 1/16ND
4 1/64ND
MENU
ENTER
Output signal
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
GENLOCK IN
Power HAD HD
TRIGGER
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
HDC-X300 series (1)
SCAN MODE: 24P
FRM SEQ TRIGGER: IN
The same pull-down
sequence is applied.
Trigger signal
FILTER
1 CLEAR
2 1/4ND
3 1/16ND
4 1/64ND
MENU
ENTER
UP/WHITE DOWN/BLACK
Reference signal
TRIGGER
GENLOCK IN
Power HAD HD
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA
VIDEO OUT
Output signal
HDC-X300 series (2)
SCAN MODE: 24P
FRM SEQ TRIGGER: OUT
SYNC OUT
Sync Generator
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Specifications
Timing chart 1: FRM SEQ TRIGGER: OUT
1/23.976 sec
24P (shooting)
60i (output)
A
B
A
A
C
B
frame
1/29.97 sec
B
B
frame
D
C
C
frame
D
A
D
frame
D
B
A
frame
A
B
frame
B
frame
Trigger (output)
60i (output)
1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Trigger (output)
Timing chart 2: FRM SEQ TRIGGER: IN
A trailing edge during this period is valid.
Trigger (Input)
1/23.976 sec
24P (Camera)
60i (Output)
A
A
B
A
B
frame
1/29.97 sec
C
B
B
frame
D
C
C
frame
D
frame
A
D
D
frame
A
B
A
frame
B
B
frame
A trailing edge during this
period is valid
Trigger (Input)
60i (Output)
1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Specifications
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Shooting in Still Mode
Timing chart 1: From Motion to Still
External trigger
signal
Motion piciture output
Still picture (E) output
1 frame
Video signal
A(f1) A(f2) A(f1) A(f2) B(f1) B(f2) B(f1) B(f2) C(f1) C(f2) C(f1) C(f2) D(f1) D(f2) D(f1) D(f2) E(f1) E(f2) E(f1) E(f2)
Still picture (E)
exposure period 1
CCD readout field 1
Still picture (E)
exposure period 2
CCD readout field 2
Timing chart 2: From Still to Motion
External trigger
signal
Still picture (E) output
Motion piciture output
1 frame
Video signal
CCD readout field 1
CCD readout field 2
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Specifications
E(f1) E(f2) E(f1) E(f2) E(f1) E(f2) E(f1) E(f2) E(f1) E(f2) E(f1) E(f2) F(f1) F(f2) F(f1) F(f2) G(f1) G(f2) G(f1) G(f2)
Operations of the Total Level Control System (TLCS)
1. Auto Gain Control (AGC) operation
Iris value
CLOSE
OPEN
AGC CHANGE
POINT
Gain value
0 dB
AGC LIMIT
If the light volume changes such that Auto Iris opens the iris to the AGC CHANGE POINT,
the iris is fixed at the CHANGE POINT, and the light volume is adjusted by Auto Gain.
The range of adjustment by Auto Gain is from 0 dB to the AGC LIMIT.
If the light volume exceeds the upper limit of that range, control by Auto Iris is resumed.
2. Electronic Shutter (AE) operation
Iris value
CLOSE
OPEN
AE CHANGE
POINT
Shutter speed
AE LIMIT
OFF
If the light volume changes such that Auto Iris closes the iris to the AE CHANGE POINT, the iris is
fixed at the CHANGE POINT, and the light volume is adjusted by the Electronic Shutter.
The range of adjustment by the Electronic Shutter is from OFF to the AE LIMIT.
If the light volume exceeds the upper limit of that range, control by Auto Iris is resumed.
3. Auto ND operation
–2 f-stops
Iris value
+2 f-stops
CLOSE
OPEN
ND CENTER
POINT
If the light volume changes such that
Auto Iris closes the iris to 2 f-stops
from the ND CENTER POINT, the
next upper ND filter (if the current
filter is 1, 2, or 3) is selected
(highest: 4), and the iris is returned
to the CENTER POINT.
If the light volume changes such that
Auto Iris opens the iris to 2 f- stops
from the ND CENTER POINT, the
next lower ND filter (if the current
filter is 2, 3, or 4) is selected (lowest:
1), and the iris is returned to the
CENTER POINT.
• Auto ND has the priority over AGC and AE. (When Auto ND is ON,
AGC operates only when the ND filter is 1. When Auto ND is ON, AE
operates only when the ND filter is 4.)
• Auto ND does not work when the Tally lamp is on.
Specifications
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Specifications
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manual.
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Sony Corporation
HDC-X300/X300K/X310/X310K
(U3)
3-990-881-01 (1)
Printed in Japan
2005.10.13
© 2005