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Product – ADC v11
Topic: Sony Protocol XDCAM Stand-Alone Deck
XDCAM deck models PDW-1500 and PDW-HD1500
Release Date: 2-February-2010
Revision History
Revision
Protocol
1.2
1.1
Sony
Professional
Disc
Recorder –
9 pin
connector –
st
1 Edition,
REV 4
Date
Author
2/12/10
JHighet
Modified XDCAM
information, added known
issue section
06/23/09
TNguyenphuc
Supports Sony XD CAM
stand-alone deck
Seth Olitzky
Original File
1.0
Company
Description
Version Used
Firmware: Version 1.50 PDW-HD1500
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Operator’s Manual:
Protocol:
Sony Professional Disc Recorder – 9 pin connector 1st Edition Rev 4
Requirements
The ADC can support Sony XDCAM decks that support the standard 9 Pin RS422 Sony VTR
Protocol.
Important Note: ADC Automation has only verified its support for the Sony XDCAM PDWHD1500. For any other XDCAM VTR model, please check with ADC Automation Technical
Support to verify compatibility.
Cable Requirements
Sony XDCAM deck communicates via a standard RS-422 serial interface using a standard cable.
This cable is a DB9 (Male) to a DB9 (Male). All connections are pin-to-pin.
DB9 (male) ADC
DB9 (male) SONY VTR
TX- 8
8 RX-
TX+ 3
3 RX+
RX- 2
2 TX-
RX+ 7
7 TX+
Connections
The standard 9 pin RS-422 cable should be attached to the Remote1- IN(9P) connector on the
Sony XDCAM deck, the other end of the cable should be plugged into the selected port of the
device server. Do not connect the serial communications cable to the Remote2- (36P).
The XDCAM deck must be put in “Remote” when used with ADC.
Device Hardware Setting
The physical settings of the XDCAM decks vary on each model of decks.
In normal configurations the deck’s time code generator board should be set as follow:
Linear Time Code (LTC)
Internal Time Code Generator (Machine Generator)
Preset
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Regen
Free Run
VITC should be turned on
ID Preset (Preset Userbit) needs to be turned off
In NTSC environments the capstan lock should be set to two fields.
Communications Parameters
Add content about Comms.
The communications parameters for this device are:




Baud Rate: 38,400
Data Bits:
8
Stop Bits:
1
Parity:
ODD
Device Server Set-Up
To configure a Sony XDCAM deck using Config Tool and following these steps:
IMPORTANT Configuration Note: When you have finished making changes on a configuration
screen, press Apply and all changes made upon the current configuration window will be applied
to the driver. Press OK, and any configuration changes made upon the various tabs will be
applied, however, the configuration window will close. Press Cancel and none of the
configuration changes will be applied to the driver and the configuration window will close.
Driver Configurations
1. In Config Tool, right click on the target server icon, choose “Configured Devices” from the
right click menu.
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2. Drag and drop “Sony XD Deck” from “Available” window to an available channel in
“Configured” window.
3. Double click the dropped driver icon to open the driver configuration window.
Note on Driver Configurations: User can safely use the default parameters, except the
serial port on the Serial tab. The following are details of driver configuration window.
4. General tab:
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Configure the following parameters as required:
•
•
•
•
•
Device Name is “XDDCK”.
Eject on Initialization is disable. This option allow user to eject or not eject disc
during driver’s initialization.
The Edit On and Edit Off compensations are a frame latency values for how long the
deck takes to respond to either enabling or disabling the edit. These values should
be left at 2 and adjusted if the decks are used as compiler record decks.
Select Keep Media In VTR allows user to configure so that the disc can be held or
not in the deck while the deck is not in used. When Keep Media In VTR is enabled, a
disc that is injected into a deck will not eject even if it is not needed. The operator
must eject the disc manually. Also, when the disc is finished playing or recording the
disc will not eject. Operator must eject the disc. When Keep Media In VTR is
disabled, the deck will eject any disc that it is no longer using or when an injected
disc is not needed by any list.
Sync Adjust is set to 0. This option allow user to adjust the SOM of the clip to record
and play out.
5. Serial tab: choose serial port number from device server that was used to connect to the
XDCAM deck.
6. Communications tab has the following settings:
•
•
•
•
Baud Rate:
Data Bits:
Parity:
Stop Bits:
38400
8
Odd
1
7. Deck Offset tab: Short Pre-Roll and Short Post-Roll are values in frames to adjust the
length of the clips. The length of the clip should cover the duration of the clip, plus the
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short pre-roll and short post-roll settings. The default values of short pre-roll and short
post-roll for the PDW-HD1500 VTR are 0 frames and 0 frames, respectively. (See
Known Issues section within this User Note)
8. Save settings: User can save the setting for the next time re-launching the system by
click on File/SaveDevices from Configured Devices window.
List Configurations
1. In Config Tool, right click on the target server icon; choose “Lists Configurations” from the
right click menu (Figure 6).
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2. For each list on the system, select Audio/Video and fill in the appropriate Video Out and
Video In cross-points.
3. When you are satisfied with the input/ouput selections, click File/Save Properties from
List Configurations window and the set-up will be saved for the next time when re-launch
the system.
Operation Notes
Known Operational Issue
Sony offers several VTR models which support the XDCAM format. Each Sony XDCAM VTR
model has inherent latency values which are variable from model to model and each deck is
capable of adding additional frames to the start and end of a recorded clip. ADC developed and
tested against the PDW-HD1500 and found a 2 frame delay at the start of each recording and a 3
frame delay at the end of the recording. In most cases, an additional 3 frames are added to each
clip. For further clarification on latencies and additional frames, please contact Sony Broadcast.
Operation Notes
In ADC100 XDCAM deck can be used to either play material, record material.
Decks are either assigned to a playout/compile list or unassigned. When unassigned they act as
a floater deck.
When a disc is injected into a deck that is assigned to a list, the media will be associated with the
events on the list that have the same id as the media. If there are no such events on the list then
the material will be ejected if Keep Material In VTR is disabled. If enabled the tape will remain in
the deck until a list is loaded which has events for the media or until the operator ejects the disc.
When material is injected into a floater deck the disc is moved to the first list that needs the
material. If the material injected is not needed, the deck will eject the disc if the Keep Media In
VTR option is disabled. If enabled the tape will remain in the deck until either a list is loaded that
has events for the media or until the operator ejects the disc.
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Test Procedures
1. Insure that the serial RS-422 cable is attached to both the server and Sony XD CAM
deck. Turn on power on Sony deck. Eject any disc in the deck and put the deck into
REMOTE mode.
2. When the Sony deck has been configured, open the Device Status Window from Config
Tool to see the device status. The status should be UNTHREADED if there is no disc in
the deck. If it is NO DEV then the device and server are not communicating. If there is
no communication then verify that signals are being sent and received through the RS422 cable. To do this, a VOM may be attached to the transmit line and receive line. See
that the voltage is changing on these lines. A RS-422 analyzer may be put in-line to verify
the communications. If data is being sent to the Sony deck and not being returned then
the cable to the deck may not be correct.
3. When the deck is communicating, switch the deck between LOCAL and REMOTE. You
should see the deck status change from LOCAL back to UNTHREADED (no disc).
4. Inject a disc into the deck and the deck should play the disc while it tries to read Userbits.
The disc should eject if no userbits are found and Keep Media In VTR is disabled.
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