Samsung DVW-707/707P User's manual

Samsung DVW-707/707P User's manual
DIGITAL BETACAM CAMCORDER
DVW-707/707P
DVW-709WS/709WSP
DVW-790WS/790WSP
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition (Revised 1)
[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.
For the customers in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of th e FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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.
For the customers in the USA and Canada
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recycling or proper disposal.
Note: In some areas the disposal of nickel-cadmium
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and Canada only)
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking nickel
cadmium batteries.
For the customers in Europe
This product with the CE marking complies with the EMC
Directive(89/336/EEC) issued by the Commission of the
European Community.
Compliance with this directive implies conformity to the
following European standards:
• EN55103-1: Electromagnetic Interference(Emission)
• EN55103-2: Electromagnetic Susceptibility(Immunity)
This product is intended for use in the following
Electromagnetic Environment(s):
E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3
(urban outdoors) and E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex.
TV studio)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Overview
1-1
1-2
1-3
Features ..................................................................................... 1-1
1-1-1 Camera Features .............................................................. 1-2
1-1-2 VTR Features .................................................................. 1-4
Example of System Configuration .......................................... 1-6
Precautions ................................................................................ 1-8
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and
Controls
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
Power Supply ............................................................................ 2-1
Accessory Attachments ............................................................ 2-3
Audio Functions ........................................................................ 2-5
Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions ...................... 2-14
Setup Menu Operating Section ............................................. 2-27
Time Code System .................................................................. 2-29
Warnings and Indications ...................................................... 2-35
Warnings and Indications on the Display Panel .................. 2-38
Chapter 3 Recording and Playback
3-1
3-2
3-3
About Cassettes ......................................................................... 3-1
3-1-1 Loading and Unloading a Cassette .................................. 3-1
3-1-2 Preventing Accidental Erasure ........................................ 3-4
Recording .................................................................................. 3-5
3-2-1 Basic Procedure ............................................................... 3-5
3-2-2 Continuous Recording ..................................................... 3-9
3-2-3 Starting a Shoot with a Few Seconds of Pre-Stored Picture
Data (Loop Rec Function) (When Using a BKDW-703
Extension Board) ........................................................... 3-12
3-2-4 Reversing the picture orientation (vertically and
horizontally) (Using the BKDW-704 Extension Board)
(DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP only) ......... 3-18
Checking the Recording — Playback ................................... 3-19
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3-3-1 Checking the Last Two Seconds of the Recording
— Recording Review .................................................... 3-19
3-3-2 Checking the Recording on the Color Video Monitor
— Playback in Color ..................................................... 3-20
Chapter 4 Adjustments and Settings for
Recording
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
4-5
4-6
4-7
4-8
2
Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance ............ 4-1
4-1-1 Adjusting the Black Balance ........................................... 4-2
4-1-2 Adjusting the White Balance .......................................... 4-5
Setting the Electronic Shutter ............................................... 4-13
4-2-1 Shutter Modes ............................................................... 4-13
4-2-2 Selecting the Shutter Mode and Speed .......................... 4-15
Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris Adjustment
.................................................................................................. 4-21
Adjusting the Audio Level ..................................................... 4-24
Setting the Time Data ............................................................. 4-27
4-5-1 Setting the User Bits ...................................................... 4-27
4-5-2 Setting the Time Code ................................................... 4-29
4-5-3 Saving the Real Time in the Time Code ....................... 4-31
4-5-4 Synchronizing the Time Code ....................................... 4-32
4-5-5 Setting Cassette Numbers and Shot Numbers ............... 4-37
Setup Menu Display on the Viewfinder Screen ................... 4-39
4-6-1 Setup Menu Configuration ............................................ 4-39
4-6-2 Basic Use of the Setup Menu ........................................ 4-43
Indicators in the Viewfinder .................................................. 4-48
4-7-1 Layout of Indicators in the Viewfinder ......................... 4-48
Indicator ................................................. 4-50
4-7-2 Setting the
Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen ............................. 4-53
4-8-1 Layout of the Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen 4-54
4-8-2 Selecting the Display Items ........................................... 4-58
4-8-3 Display Mode and Setting Change and Adjustment Progress
Messages ....................................................................... 4-61
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4-8-4 Setting the Marker Display ........................................... 4-64
4-8-5 Recording Superimposed Shot Data in Color Bars ....... 4-66
4-8-6 Setting the Shot ID ........................................................ 4-69
4-8-7 Displaying Time Code and Other Information ............. 4-73
4-9 Adjustments and Settings From the Setup Menu ................ 4-76
4-9-1 Setting the GAIN Selector Values ................................ 4-77
4-9-2 Selecting the Functions ................................................. 4-79
4-9-3 Selecting the Test Output .............................................. 4-83
4-9-4 Selecting the Aspect Ratio (DVW-709WS/709WSP/
790WS/790WSP Only) ................................................. 4-85
4-9-5 Setting the color temperature manually ........................ 4-91
4-9-6 Specifying an offset for the auto white balance setting 4-93
4-9-7 Setting the CAMERAMAN menu ................................ 4-95
4-10 VTR Menu Display in the Display Panel .............................. 4-99
4-10-1 Configuration and Functions of the VTR Menu ........... 4-99
4-10-2 Using the VTR Menu .................................................. 4-100
4-10-3 Example Operations in the VTR Menu ....................... 4-106
4-11 Using the Setup Card ........................................................... 4-113
4-11-1 Handling the Setup Card ............................................. 4-113
4-11-2 Using Data on the Setup Card ..................................... 4-115
Chapter 5 Setting Up the Camcorder
5-1
5-2
Power Supply ............................................................................ 5-1
5-1-1 Using a BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack ............................ 5-1
5-1-2 Using an NP-1B Battery Pack ......................................... 5-4
5-1-3 Using a BP-90A Battery Pack ......................................... 5-5
5-1-4 Avoiding Breaks in Operation Due to Dead Batteries .... 5-7
5-1-5 Using an AC Adaptor ...................................................... 5-8
5-1-6 Using the Anton Bauer Ultralight System ...................... 5-9
5-1-7 Using the Anton Bauer Intelligent Battery System ......... 5-9
Adjusting the Viewfinder ....................................................... 5-10
5-2-1 Adjusting the Viewfinder Position ................................ 5-10
5-2-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus and Screen ................. 5-12
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5-2-3 Detaching the Viewfinder ............................................. 5-13
5-2-4 Detaching the Eyepiece ................................................. 5-15
5-3 Mounting the Lens .................................................................. 5-17
5-4 Adjusting the Flange Focal Length ....................................... 5-18
5-5 Audio Input System ................................................................ 5-20
5-5-1 Using the Supplied Microphone .................................... 5-20
5-5-2 Using an External Microphone ..................................... 5-23
5-5-3 Attaching a UHF Portable Tuner (for a UHF Wireless
Microphone System) ..................................................... 5-28
5-5-4 Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment ..................... 5-33
5-6 Tripod Mounting .................................................................... 5-34
5-7 Attaching the Shoulder Strap ................................................ 5-36
5-8 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position .................................... 5-38
5-9 Putting On the Rain Cover .................................................... 5-39
5-10 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ................................... 5-42
Chapter 6 Maintenance
6-1
6-2
6-3
Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting ................................ 6-1
6-1-1 Preparations for Testing .................................................. 6-1
6-1-2 Testing the Camera ......................................................... 6-3
6-1-3 Testing the VTR .............................................................. 6-6
Maintenance ............................................................................ 6-10
6-2-1 Cleaning the Video Heads ............................................. 6-10
6-2-2 Cleaning the Viewfinder ............................................... 6-10
Operation Warnings ............................................................... 6-12
Appendix
Specifications ..................................................................................... A-1
Video Camera Section ............................................................... A-2
VTR Section .............................................................................. A-5
Supplied Accessories ................................................................. A-8
Recommended Additional Equipment ...................................... A-8
Glossary ............................................................................................ A-11
Index .................................................................................................... I-1
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1-1 Features
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1) The DVW-707/709WS/790WS is for the NTSC broadcast system. The DVW707P/709WSP/790WSP is for the PAL broadcast system. The descriptions given
in this manual apply to both models, any differences being clearly noted in the
text.
2) IT: Interline Transfer
3) Power HAD: Power Hole-Accumulated Diode
“Power HAD” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
4) CCD: Charge-Coupled Device
5) ENG: Electronic News Gathering
6) EFP: Electronic Field Production
7) FIT: Frame Interline Transfer
Chapter 1 Overview
1-1
1
Overview
The DVW-707/707P series 1) Digital Camcorder combines a color video
camera, which uses IT 2) type Power HADTM 3) sensor CCDs 4), with a
Digital BETACAM series portable videocassette recorder. Its excellent
image quality, sensitivity, portability, and dust- and water-proof
construction make it ideal as a camcorder for ENG 5) and EFP 6) in the
same way the earlier DVW-700/700P. The introduction of a new method
of processing digital signals improves the image quality even further and
makes the camcorder far easier to use.
The DVW-790WS/790WSP employs FIT 7) type Power HAD sensor
CCDs featuring a lower smear level and the ability to switch between the
conventional aspect ratio of 4:3 and a wide screen aspect ratio of 16:9.
The DVW-709WS/709WSP is identical with the DVW-790WS/790WSP
except for its use of IT type Power HAD sensor CCDs and its lack of an
ECS (extended clear scan) mode.
1
1-1-1 Camera Features
The features of the DVW-707/707P/709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP
series camera are described below.
• Power HAD sensor CCDs ensure high sensitivity and high image
quality.
• The 12 bit AD converter has improved picture quality, stability, and
reliability.
• A setup menu enables you to control features such as status displays,
messages, and markers; to select values or functions; and to operate a
setup card.
• The settable items in the CAMERAMAN menu allow you to create
your own custom menu.
• A setup card (not supplied) makes it easy to replicate the recorder setup
data appropriate to the shooting conditions, and ensures uniform
shooting 1).
• Use of a built-in sophisticated electronic shutter, which has selectable
modes, Clear ScanTM 2), Extended Clear Scan (for DVW-790WS/
790WSP only) and Super Enhanced Vertical Definition, ensures
shooting with little or no blurring.
• Selectable video gain ensures a noise-free image.
• A simple switch operation enables automatic adjustment of the black
set, black balance, and white balance. Memory functions make it easy
to replicate the settings appropriate for the lighting conditions.
• The ATW 3) function automatically adjusts the white balance for the
varying lighting conditions during shooting.
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1) The data saved in the setup card for the DVW-707/707P/709WS/709WSP/
790WS/790WSP is not interchangeable with the data saved in setup cards for
other camcorders.
2) Clear Scan: “Clear Scan” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
3) ATW: Auto Tracing White balance
1-2
Chapter 1 Overview
• The “TruEyeTM” 1) process is used to ensure naturally colored pictures
even when shooting very bright subjects.
• The video gain can be boosted to 48dB instantly using the TURBO
GAIN button (factory setting: 42dB).
• A high-performance viewfinder is adjustable forward, backward and
sideways, and has full auxiliary equipment.
• Character display functions on the viewfinder indicate switch settings,
black and white balance adjustment, and warnings.
• Warning indicators and sound inform you of VTR faults, end of tape,
low battery, etc.
• The camcorder is provided with a filter disk for adjusting the filter
setting to the shooting conditions.
• Fine adjustment of the reference value for automatic iris control is
provided.
• A built-in circuit produces a SMPTE type color bar signal for easy
adjustment of the color monitor. An SNG 2) bar signal is also provided
for SNG uplink purposes.
• A super-cardioid directional microphone with an external power supply
system is supplied. Other types of microphones can also be connected.
• By connecting the BVF-VC10W Color Viewfinder (not supplied), you
can check both the camera image and a playback image in color.
• The RM-B150 Remote Control Unit (8 pin, not supplied) controls
some of the camera functions and the VTR functions. You can use the
RM-P9 (6 pin, not supplied) by connecting it through the CCA-86-0.4
conversion cable (not supplied).
• By connecting the CA-701 Camera Adaptor (not supplied), you can
input CH-3 and CH-4 audio signals and output SDI signals.
• By connecting the CA-702 Camera Adaptor (not supplied), the
camcorder can be connected to a portable VTR with a CCZ (26 pin)
cable, allowing you to record external analog video signals or serial
digital interface (SDI) signals (including an embedded audio signal).
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1) “TruEye”: TruEye is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
2) SNG: Satellite News Gathering
Chapter 1 Overview
1-3
1
1
• You can add extra functions to the camcorder by attaching the
following extension boards (not supplied).
BKDW-702: This board allows you to output an SDI signal
(corresponding to EDH 1)) from the VIDEO OUT connector. The
setup menu is used to select either composite video signal output
or SDI signal output.
BKDW-704: When a cinema lens is attached to the camcorder, this
board allows you to reverse the picture orientation (vertically and
horizontally) through a setup menu operation (DVW-709WS/
709WSP/790WS/790WSP only).
1-1-2 VTR Features
The VTR features of this camcorder are described below.
• Digital BETACAM format gives improved signal-to-noise ratio,
frequency bandwidth, waveform characteristics, and detail playback
characteristics to ensure higher video and audio quality.
• The shooting date and time, camera ID, cassette number and other
information can be recorded on the tape as shot data.
• It is possible to record recording start markers and good shot markers
on the tape while shooting, and search automatically for required cuts
when editing.
• It is possible to automatically rewind and review the last few seconds
of the recording on the tape for a quick check immediately after
shooting.
• No playback adaptor is needed to see the color playback image.
• The five times normal speed search function provides quick positioning
of the tape.
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1) EDH: Error Detection and Handling
1-4
Chapter 1 Overview
• Both LTC 1) and VITC 2) recordings can be made, as can LTC
playback.
• The built-in time code generator is synchronized with an external
generator.
• A lithium battery is the back-up power supply for the time code
generator enabling the time code to be held for about 5 years without
charging the camcorder power supply.
• Optional long-life battery packs are available.
• Pressing the VTR START button on the camcorder or the VTR button
on the lens ensures recording continuity from the very next frame.
• By connecting the VA-DN1 Camcorder Interface Adaptor (not
supplied) to the 8-pin REMOTE connector, you can control some of
the VTR functions from a 9-pin remote control device.
(A CCA-86-0.4 conversion cable is needed for the connection.)
• The time code is displayed in the LCD window screen even when the
power is off. Automatic power shut-off function with five time code
indication settings.
• This board continuously stores a few seconds of the most recent picture
data. Recording is started with this data when the REC button is
pressed to prevent the loss of picture data (Loop Rec function) (when
the BKDW-703 is attached).
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1) LTC: Longitudinal Time Code
2) VITC: Vertical Interval Time Code
Chapter 1 Overview
1-5
1
1
1-2 Example of System
Configuration
The diagram below shows a typical configuration of the camcorder for ENG and EFP.
For more information about connections of the additional equipment and accessories,
see Chapter 5, as well as the operation manuals for the connected equipment.
Video monitor
Color playback
Color image check
while shooting
Video monitor
Video monitor
BKW-401 Viewfinder
Rotation Bracket
BVF-VC10W
Color Viewfinder
Field pickup unit
Fog-proof filter
(Part No.1-547-341-11)
Servo Filter Unit
BKDW-701
CA-701/702/702P/
755/755P
Camera Adaptor
RM-B150/RM-P9 b)
Remote Control Unit
VA-DN1 Camcorder
Interface Adaptor
BVR-3
Remote Control Unit
BSC-1
Setup Card
Extension
Board
a) For more information, see “Viewfinder and
related equipment” (page A8).
BKDW-702 for outputting an SDI signal
BKDW-703 for Loop Rec function
BKDW-704 for reversing the picture
orientation (DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/
790WSP only)
b) A CCA-86-0.4 conversion cable (not supplied) is required for connecting the RM-P9 and VA-DN1.
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Chapter 1 Overview
1
Sound signal equipment
Lens assembly a)(−2.8 D to +2.0 D)
(Part No. A-8262-537-A)
Lens assembly a)(−3.6 D to −0.8 D)
(Part No. A-8262-538-A)
Lens assembly a)(−3.6 D to +0.4 D)
(Part No. A-8267-737-A)
Lens assembly a)
(3 × magnification)
(−2.4 D to +0.5 D)
(Part No. A-8314-798-A)
External microphone C-74, etc.
CAC-12 Microphone Holder
Audio equipment
WRR-28H/28M/28L/810A/ 860A
UHF Portable Tuner
CCXA-53 Audio Cable
Power source
Battery
AC
power c)
BC-1WD/1WDCE
Battery Charger
BC-210/210CE/
410/410CE
Battery Charger
BC-L100/
L100CE Battery
Charger
AC-550/550CE
AC Adaptor
NP-1B
Battery Pack
BP-90A
Battery Pack
BP-L60A/L90A
Battery Pack
AC-DN1/DN2A
AC Adaptor
DC-L1
Battery Adaptor
DC-L90
Battery Adaptor
c) 120 V AC or
220 to 240
V AC
Chapter 1 Overview
1-7
1-3 Precautions
1
Use and Storage
Do not subject the camcorder to severe shocks
The internal mechanism may be damaged or the body warped.
After use
Always turn off the power.
Before storing the camcorder for a long period
Remove the battery pack.
Use and storage locations
Store in a ventilated place. Avoid using or storing the camcorder in the
following places.
• Places subject to temperature extremes
• Damp places
• Places subject to severe vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• In direct sunlight or close to heaters for extended periods
1-8
Chapter 1 Overview
2-1 Power Supply
2
1
4
3
Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
5
2
Power supply functions
1 Battery attachment
Attach a BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack, a DC-L1 Battery Adaptor for
loading an NP-1B Battery Pack, or a DC-L90 Battery Adaptor for
loading a BP-90A Battery Pack.
Furthermore, by attaching an AC-DN1/DN2A AC Adaptor you can
operate the camcorder from AC power.
2 DC IN (external power input) connector (XLR type, 4-pin, male)
Connect an AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor with the DC output cable
supplied with the adaptor.
To use an external battery, connect its DC output cable to the DC IN
connector.
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
2-1
2
3 BREAKER button
Excessive current in the internal circuitry, whatever the cause, will trip
the internal circuit breaker, automatically cutting off the power. If the
breaker trips, consult your Sony service personnel.
4 POWER switch
This switch turns the main power supply on and off.
5 LIGHT switch
This selects the way in which a video light connected to the LIGHT
connector is switched on and off.
AUTO: When the video light switch is turned on, starting recording with
the VTR turns on the light.
MANUAL: The video light switch controls the light, turning it on and
off manually.
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Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
2-2 Accessory Attachments
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Lens cable clamps
Accessory attachments
1 Shoulder strap posts
Attach the supplied shoulder strap to these posts.
2 Light shoe
Attach a video light, etc. to this shoe.
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2-3
2
3 LIGHT connector
Connect the cable of a video light attached to the light shoe. The
maximum power consumption allowable for the video light is 50 W.
4 Lens mount
This is a special bayonet type lens mount.
5 Lens locking lever
After inserting the lens in the lens mount, rotate the lens mount ring with
this lever to lock the lens in position.
6 Lens mount cap
Remove this cap by pushing up on the lens locking lever. For protection
from dust, always insert this cap when no lens is mounted.
7 LENS connector (12-pin)
Fit the lens cable to this connector. Contact your Sony representative for
more information about the lens you are using.
8 Tripod mount
Fit the supplied tripod adaptor to mount the camcorder on a tripod.
9 Shoulder pad
You can move the shoulder pad forwards or backwards by loosening the
two screws. Do this to ensure the best balance when shooting with the
camcorder on your shoulder.
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Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
2-3 Audio Functions
2
1
2
3
Audio functions (1)
1 Microphone
This is a super-cardioid directional microphone with an external power
supply system. You can use it as an interview microphone by connecting
it to an extension cable (not supplied).
2 MIC IN (microphone input) connector (XLR type, 3-pin, female)
The supplied microphone connects to this connector. By using an
extension cable (not supplied), you can connect a microphone other than
the supplied one as long as it is provided with an external power supply
system. The connector supplies power (+48 V) to the microphone.
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
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3 MIC (microphone) AUDIO LEVEL control
If one or both of the AUDIO IN switches are set to FRONT, you can
adjust the recording level of the microphone.
When AUDIO is set to ON in the VF DISP 2/2 page of the setup menu,
the viewfinder DISPLAY switch is set to ON, MONITOR switch is set
to CH1, you can adjust the channel-1 audio level while watching the
indication in the viewfinder.
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Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
CH-1
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DF
NDF
10
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AUTO
MANUAL
CLOCK
DIAG
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F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
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REGEN
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PRESET
CH-2
LEVEL
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SHIFT
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ADVANCE
5
AUDIO SELECT
AUDIO IN
U-BIT
SHOT
TIME
NO.
6
FRONT
REAR
DATA
DISPLAY
CUE IN
MIX
CH-1
CH-2
7
8
9
0
Illustration: DVW-707/709WS/790WS (for the NTSC broadcast system)
Audio functions (2)
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
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2
4 AUDIO LEVEL CH-1/CH-2 (audio channel 1 and channel 2
recording level) controls
These controls adjust the audio level of channels 1 and 2 when you set
the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to MANUAL.
5 AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 (audio channel-1 and channel-2
select) switches
These switches set the audio level adjustment for channels 1 and 2 to
MANUAL or AUTO.
AUTO: Select this setting for automatic adjustment.
MANUAL: Select this setting for manual adjustment.
6 AUDIO IN (audio input) switches
These switches select the audio input signals for audio channels 1 and 2.
The input signal source is one of:
FRONT: The input signal source is the MIC IN connector.
REAR: The input signal source is the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2
connectors.
The audio input signals from the MIC IN connector are always recorded
on audio channels 3 and 4, respectively, whether or not they are recorded
on audio channels 1 and 2 in accordance with the setting of this switch.
With the CA-701 (not supplied) connected to the camcorder, you can
record separate sounds to audio channels 3 and 4.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
7 CUE IN (cue track input) switch
This switch selects the input signals for recording the cue track.
CH-1 : Channel 1 input signal
MIX : Mixed input signal of channels 1 and 2
CH-2 : Channel 2 input signal
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8 AUDIO OUT (audio output) connector (XLR type, 5-pin, male)
This connector outputs the stereo sound.
Using a CCXA-53 Audio Cable (not supplied), you can convert from a
5-pin connection to two 3-pin connections.
9 AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 (audio channel 1 and channel 2 input)
connectors (XLR type, 3-pin, female) and LINE/MIC/+48 V ON
(line input/microphone input/external power supply +48 V on)
selectors
These are the audio input connectors for channels 1 and 2, to which you
can connect a microphone or other audio sources.
The LINE/MIC/+48 V ON selectors select the audio input signal source
connected to these connectors, as follows:
LINE: Line input from an audio component
MIC: A microphone with internal batteries
+48 V ON: A microphone with an external power supply system
q; DC OUT (DC power output) connector
This connector supplies power for a WRR-28H/28M/28L/810/860A
UHF Portable Tuner (not supplied).
Alternatively, it can supply power for a BVR-3 Remote Control Unit
combined with a VA-DN1 Camcorder Interface Adaptor.
Note
The type of UHF portable tuner which can be connected depends on the
country where the camcorder is used.
For more information, consult your Sony representative.
Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
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2
qd qs qa
Audio functions (3)
qa ALARM volume control
This control adjusts the speaker or earphone alarm volume. At the
minimum position, no sound can be heard.
You can adjust the internal volume control so that the alarm is audible
even at the minimum setting of the ALARM volume control.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
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Minimum
Maximum
ALARM volume control
qs MONITOR volume control
This control adjusts the speaker or earphone sound volume, excluding
the alarm sound. At the minimum position, no sound can be heard.
MONITOR
CH-1
MIX
CH-2
Minimum
Maximum
MONITOR volume control
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qd MONITOR (audio channels select) switch
This switch selects the audio output to the speaker or earphone. The
audio level indication in the viewfinder screen switches automatically
according to the selection.
CH-1: Audio channel 1
MIX: Mixed sound of channels 1 and 2
CH-2: Audio channel 2
qf
qg
Audio functions (4)
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qf Built-in speaker
During recording, the speaker can be used for monitoring the E-E sound 1),
and during playback for monitoring one or both audio channels. The
speaker also sounds alarms to reinforce visual warnings.
If an earphone is plugged into the EARPHONE jack, the speaker sound
is automatically cut off.
See Section 6-3 “Operation Warnings” (page 6-12) for information about alarms.
qg EARPHONE jack
Plugging an earphone into the jack automatically cuts off the built-in
speaker, and you hear the alarms about the camcorder’s operation and
status through the earphone.
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1) E-E sound (Electric to Electric sound)
The term E-E sound refers to an audio signal that has passed through the
amplifier, but has not been recorded on the tape. In other words, you can directly
monitor the recording input signal, as opposed to the simultaneous playback
(output) signal.
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2-4 Shooting and Recording/
Playback Functions
2
6
1
Eyecup
2
3
4
5
7
0
8
9
Shooting and recording/playback functions (1)
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1 Viewfinder
The viewfinder lets you view the camera image in black and white while
shooting the picture and also see the playback picture from the VTR. It
also displays various warnings and other information, a zebra pattern 1),
safety zone marker 2), and center marker 3).
2 BRIGHT (brightness) control
This control adjusts the picture brightness on the viewfinder screen. It
has no effect on the camera output signal.
3 CONTRAST control
This control adjusts the picture contrast on the viewfinder screen. It has
no effect on the camera output signal.
4 PEAKING control
This control adjusts the sharpness of the picture on the viewfinder screen
to make focusing easier. It has no effect on the camera output signal.
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1) Zebra pattern
The zebra pattern aids in manual iris adjustment by indicating areas of the
picture where the video level is approximately 70% IRE (for the DVW-707/
709WS/790WS) or 490 mV (for the DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP).
2) Safety zone marker
The safety zone marker is a rectangle indicating the effective picture area which
is equivalent to 80%, 90% (the factory setting) or 100% of the entire viewfinder
screen area. A setup menu lets you change the effective picture area from 90%
to 80% or 100%.
For more information, see Section 4-8-4 “Setting the Marker Display” (page
4-64).
3) Center marker
The center marker indicates the center of the picture with a crosshair.
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2
5 ZEBRA (zebra pattern) switch
This switch controls the zebra pattern on the viewfinder screen.
ON: The zebra pattern is displayed and stays.
OFF: No zebra pattern is displayed.
MOMENT: The zebra pattern is displayed and stays for a few seconds.
The zebra pattern display is factory set to indicate picture areas
where the video level is approximately 70 IRE (for the DVW-707/
709WS/790WS) or 490 mV (for the DVW-707P/709WSP/
790WSP).
It is possible to display an additional pattern, indicating areas of 100
IRE (for the DVW-707/709WS/790WS) and above, or 700 mV (for
the DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP) and above. The video levels to
be indicated with these patterns can be changed.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
6 Diopter adjustment ring
Use this ring to adjust the viewfinder image for your vision.
7 Viewfinder left-right positioning ring
Use this ring to move the viewfinder sideways.
8 Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever
Use this lever to move the viewfinder forward or backward.
9 Cameraman tally indicator
This indicator lights while the camcorder is operating.
Slide the window open when you shoot, keeping your eye away from the
viewfinder.
0 Viewfinder stopper
Pull this stopper up to detach the viewfinder from the camera.
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qs
w;
ql
2
qa
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
Shooting and record/playback functions (2)
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qa FILTER selector
This selector is a knob that selects the most appropriate filter to match
the light source. Note that if the display mode (see 4-8-3) is set to 3 when
this selector is adjusted, the new setting will be indicated on the setting
change/adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder
screen for about 3 seconds (e.g.: FILTER: 3 ).
The relationships between the selector settings and filter selections as
well as examples of filters for different shooting conditions are given
below.
DVW-707/707P
FILTER knob setting and filter
FILTER knob setting
Filter
1
3200K
2
5600K + 1/8 ND
3
5600K
4
5600K + 1/64 ND
Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters
Shooting condition
Filter
Sunrise and sunset; inside studio
1
Clear skies
2
Cloudy or raining
3
Very bright conditions, such as on
snow, at high altitudes, or at the
seashore
4
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FILTER knob (outer) setting and CC filter types
FILTER knob (outer) setting
CC filter selection
A1)
Cross filter 2)
B
3200K
C
4300 K
D
6300K
2
FILTER (Inner knob) setting and ND filter
FILTER knob (inner) setting
ND filter
1 1)
Straight through
2
1
3
1 16
4
1
/4 ND
/ ND
/64 ND
Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters
Shooting condition
CC filter
ND filter
Sunrise and sunset;
inside studio
B
1
Clear skies
C or D
2 or 3
Cloudy or raining
D
1 or 2
Very bright conditions,
such as on snow, at
high altitudes, or at the
seashore
C or D
3 or 4
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1) The filter for FILTER settings A and 1 are fixed and cannot be changed.
2) Cross filter
This is a special effects filter which generates a cross-hair light pattern in
highlighted portions.
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qs TURBO GAIN button
When shooting under extremely poor lighting conditions, press the
button once to boost the video gain to the value preset with the menu (up
to 48dB, factory setting: 42dB). To stop boosting the gain, press the
button once more or use the GAIN switch.
qd WHITE BAL (white balance memory) switch
This switch determines the source of white balance settings.
PRST (preset): Adjusts the color temperature corresponding to the
position of the filter ring.
A or B: When the AUTO W/B BAL switch is pushed to WHT, the white
balance is automatically adjusted according to the current position of
the filter ring, and the adjusted value is stored in either memory A or
memory B. (There are two memories for each filter, so a total of
eight adjustments can be stored.) When the two-part FILTER
selector is in the same position as at when the WHITE BAL switch
was adjusted, the stored value is called from memory, and the
camcorder automatically adjusts itself to that value.
B (ATW): When this switch is set to B whereas, in the setup menu
OPERATION 1 page, B is set to ATW 1), the ATW is activated.
You can use the AUTO W/B BAL switch even when the ATW is in
use.
Note that if the display mode (see 4-8-3) is set to 3 when this switch is
adjusted, the new setting will be indicated on the setting change/
adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder screen for
about 3 seconds (e.g. WHITE : A CH).
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1) ATW (Auto Tracing White balance)
The white balance of the picture being shot is adjusted automatically for the
varying lighting conditions.
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qf OUTPUT/DCC (output signal/dynamic contrast control) selector
This selector switches the video signal that is output to the VTR,
viewfinder, and video monitor, between the color bar signal and the
camera output. It also switches DCC 1) on and off when output from the
camera is selected.
BARS, DCC OFF
An SMPTE type or EBU type color bar
signal is output and the DCC circuit does
not operate. For example, use the setting
for the following purposes.
• Adjusting the video monitor
• Recording the color bar signal
OUTPUT
BARS CAM
•
•
•
OFF
CAM, DCC OFF
The video signal from the camera is output
and the DCC circuit does not operate.
•
ON
DCC
CAM, DCC ON
The video signal from the camera is output
and the DCC circuit operates.
OUTPUT/DCC selector
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1) DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control)
Against a very bright background with the iris opening adjusted to the subject,
objects in the background will be lost in the glare. The DCC function will
restore much of the lost detail and is particularly effective in the following cases.
• Shooting a subject against a bright sky
• Shooting a subject indoors, against a background through a window
• Any high contrast scenes
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2
qg GAIN selector
This selector switches the gain of the video amplifier to match the
lighting conditions during shooting. The gains corresponding to the L,
M, and H settings are selected from the setup menu before use. The
factory settings are L = 0 dB, M = 9 dB, and H = 18 dB.
Note that if the display mode (see 4-8-3) is set to 3 when this selector is
adjusted, the new setting will be indicated on the setting change/
adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder screen for
about 3 seconds (e.g. GAIN: 12 dB).
For information about setting the gain values, see Section 4-9-1 “Setting the GAIN
Selector Values” (page 4-77).
qh AUTO W/B BAL (automatic white/black balance adjustment)
switch
This switch activates the adjustment functions of the white balance and
black balance.
WHT: Automatic adjustment of the white balance. If the WHITE BAL
switch is set to A or B, the white balance setting is stored in the
corresponding memory. When the ATW setting is selected in the
setup menu, the white balance setting adjusted with this switch is not
stored in memory. The Auto White balance is deactivated while the
WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST.
BLK: Automatic adjustment of the black set and the black balance. The
setting is stored in a separate memory.
qj SHUTTER selector
Set this selector to ON to use the electronic shutter. Set it to SEL to
switch the shutter speed or mode setting within the range that has been
previously set from the setup menu.
Note that if the display mode (see 4-8-3) is set to 2 or 3 when this
selector is adjusted, the new setting will be indicated on the setting
change/adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder
screen for about 3 seconds (e.g.:SS: 1/250 or :CLS: 60.6 Hz).
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For more information about the shutter speed and mode settings, see Section 4-2
“Setting the Electronic Shutter” (page 4-13).
qk REMOTE (remote control) connector (8-pin)
Connect the RM-B150 remote control unit (not supplied) to this
connector.
Connect the RM-P9 Remote Control Unit (not supplied) with conversion
cable or VA-DN1 Camcorder Interface Adaptor (not supplied) to this
connector.
By connecting a camcorder interface adaptor, you can control the VTR
from a 9-pin remote control device.
Note
If the REMOTE and TEST OUT connectors are used at the same time, it
may not be possible to generate video signals at standard levels.
ql VIDEO OUT (video output) connector (BNC type)
This connector outputs a composite signal (standard level, 75-ohm
terminated) to the video monitor. If the video monitor is connected here,
you can monitor the picture being shot by the camcorder as well as the
picture recorded by the VTR. When synchronizing the time code of an
external VTR with that of the camcorder, connect this connector to the
video input connector of the external VTR.
By attaching the BKDW-702 extension board (not supplied), you can
output an SDI signal (corresponding to EDH) from the VIDEO OUT
connector. Select composite video signal output or SDI signal output
through the setup menu.
See Section 4-9-2 “Selecting the Functions” (page 4-79) for details on selecting the
signal output from the VIDEO OUT connector.
w; ASSIGNABLE (assigning function) button
You can assign ATW, RET, REC and other functions to this switch.
See Section 4-9-2 “Selecting the Functions” (page 4-79) for details on the
functions that can be assigned and settings.
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2
wa
Shooting and playback/record functions (3)
wa TEST OUT (test output) connector (BNC type)
This connector outputs the video signal (standard level, 75-ohm
terminated) for the video monitor. The output signal can be selected to be
a composite, R, G, or B. The factory setting is composite, and the setting
returns to composite whenever the power is switched on.
Depending on the internal board and setup menu settings, the setup
menu, the time code and the shot data can be displayed over the image
on the monitor. As for the VIDEO OUT connector, you can use this
connector for synchronizing the time code of an external VTR to the
time code of the camcorder.
For information about the setting for test output, see Section 4-9-3 “Selecting the
Test Output” (page 4-83).
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ws
wd
wf
wg
wh
F FW
REW
EJEC
T
STO
D
wj
wk
PLAY
P
Opening the cover
Press on the tab. 1
2
Shooting and record/playback functions (4)
ws VTR START (VTR record start) button
Press this button to start recording. Press it again to stop recording. The
effect is exactly the same as that of the VTR button on the lens.
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wd VTR SAVE/STBY (VTR power saving/standby) switch
This switch controls the VTR power mode during pauses in recording
(REC PAUSE).
SAVE: Power saving mode. When you press the VTR START button,
there is a short delay before recording starts, but power consumption
is less than in standby mode, and battery life is extended. When the
switch is set to SAVE, the VTR SAVE indicator in the viewfinder
lights.
STBY: Standby mode. Recording starts as soon as you press the VTR
START button.
See Section 4-7-1 “Layout of Indicators in the Viewfinder” (page 4-48).
wf EJECT (cassette eject) button
Press this button to eject or load a cassette.
wg REW (rewind) button and indicator
Press this button to rewind the tape. The indicator lights during
rewinding.
wh F FWD (fast forward) button and indicator
Press this button to fast forward the tape. The indicator lights during fast
forward.
wj PLAY (playback) button and indicator
Press this button to view the recorded picture in the viewfinder or on a
color video monitor. The indicator lights during playback. The 5 times
normal speed search function is provided to make it far quicker to find a
desired location of the tape. Press the REW button or F FWD button
during playback to view the 5 times normal speed search picture.
Pressing the REW button or F FWD button again causes play to stop and
the camcorder to change to REW mode or F FWD mode, respectively.
wk STOP button
Press this button to stop the tape.
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2-5 Setup Menu Operating
Section
2
1
2
3 4
Setup menu operating section
1 Setup card compartment
Open the cover and insert the BSC-1 Setup Card (not supplied) into the
slot with the “SONY” logo facing you, then close the lid.
2 Rotary encoder
When the cursor is aligned with the page title of a setup menu, pressing
the rotary encoder changes to the page switching mode. When the cursor
is other than on the page title, pressing the rotary encoder switches to the
mode in which you can change the value of the current menu setting.
To change the page or vary a setting value, turn the rotary encoder.
3 MENU ON/OFF/PAGE (menu display/paging) switch
This switch is used to display the setup menu on the viewfinder screen or
the test signal screen and to page through the menu items. When you
close the cover, this switch is automatically set to OFF.
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ON: Displays the setup menu on the viewfinder screen or the test signal
screen, at the page which was on the screen when the previous menu
access ended.(When the menu is first used, the first page is
displayed.)
To enable the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch, select this
position.
OFF: Removes the setup menu from the viewfinder screen or the test
signal screen.
PAGE: Every time this switch is pushed down from the ON position, the
next page of the setup menu is displayed.
4 MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM (menu setting cancellation/menu
presetting/item selection) switch
When the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch is set to ON, this switch is
used to select an item on the setup menu or erase shot ID characters.
CANCEL/PRST: Pushing the switch up to this position allows you to
cancel the previous settings, to reset the settings to their initial
values, or to erase shot ID characters.
ITEM: Every time the switch is pushed down to this position, the cursor
(arrow mark) in the page moves to the next item.
Note
Operation depends on the items displayed. Check the menu operation
that corresponds to the current item for details.
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2-6 Time Code System
2
1
2
3
4
Time code functions (1)
1 GENLOCK IN (genlock input) connector (BNC type)
• This connector inputs a reference signal when the camera is to be
genlocked, or when the time code is to be synchronized with external
equipment.
• This connector also inputs a return video signal. You can display the
image in the viewfinder screen by setting CAM RET. of FUNCTION
2/2 page to ON.
For more information, see Section 4-9-2 “Selecting the Functions.”(Page 4-79)
2 TC IN (time code input) connector (BNC type)
To synchronize the time code with an external time code, connect the
reference time code input here.
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3 TC OUT (time code output) connector (BNC type)
To synchronize the time code of an external VTR with that of the
camcorder, connect this connector to the time code input lock connector
of the external VTR.
4 TEST OUT (output) connector (BNC type)
To synchronize the time code of an external VTR with that of the
camcorder, set the test output signal to composite video and connect this
connector to the video input connector of the external VTR.
For information about setting the test output, see page 2-24.
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DISPLAY
WARNING
CTL
TC
DATA
HOLD
7
5
LIGHT
RESET
ON
OFF
6
•
•
0
•
•
10
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
10
AUTO
MANUAL
CLOCK
DF
NDF
CH-2
LEVEL
•
•
•
•
•
0
PRESET
REGEN
DIAG
qs
qd
CH-1
SHIFT
•
ADVANCE
8
9
0
qa
AUDIO SELECT
AUDIO IN
DATA
DISPLAY
U-BIT
SHOT
TIME
NO.
FRONT
REAR
CUE IN
MIX
CH-1
CH-2
Illustration: DVW-707/709WS/790WS (for the NTSC broadcast system)
Time code functions (2)
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5 HOLD (display hold) button
Pressing this button instantly freezes the time data displayed in the
counter display section. (The time code generator continues normal
operation.) Pressing this button again releases the hold. One use of this
feature is to determine the exact time of a particular shot.
See Section 2-8 “Warnings and Indications on the Display Panel” (page 2-38) for
more information about the counter display.
6 RESET (counter reset) button
This button resets the time data displayed on the counter display section
to “00 : 00 : 00 : 00” and the user bit data to “00000000”.
7 DISPLAY switch
Depending on the settings of the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch and the
REAL TIME switch, this switch selects data to display in the counter
display section, as follows:
CTL: CTL
TC: Time code
DATA: The item selected by the DATA DISPLAY switch
For more information, see “Time code displays” (page 2-40).
8 ADVANCE button
For setting the time code or user bits, each press of this button
increments the flashing digit selected by the SHIFT button. Pressing this
button while holding down the HOLD button decrements the flashing
digit.
Hold down this button and press the SHIFT button to enter the VTR
menu mode.
For details about the VTR menu, see Section 4-10 “VTR Menu Display in the
Display Panel” (page 4-99).
9 SHIFT button
For setting the time code or user bits, this button selects the digit to be
changed. The selected digit flashes.
For more information, see Section 4-5-2 “Setting the Time Code” (page 4-29).
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q; PRESET/REGEN (regeneration)/CLOCK switch
This switch determines the source of time code values.
PRESET: Starts recording time code values on the tape from the
currently set value. This enables the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch.
REGEN: Reads the existing time code on the tape, and sets the time
code starting value accordingly. Thus, even when there is an
indefinite break in recording, this setting ensures that time codes on
the tape will be continuous. Regardless of the setting of the F-RUN/
SET/R-RUN switch, the camcorder operates in R-RUN mode.
CLOCK: Makes the time code value coincide with the built-in clock.
Regardless of the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch setting, the camcorder
always operates in F-RUN mode.
qa F-RUN/SET/R-RUN (free run/set/recording run) switch
This switch selects the operating mode of the internal time code
generator.
F-RUN: The time code advances regardless of whether the VTR is
operating. Use this position for synchronizing the time code with an
external time code.
SET: Set the switch to this position to set the time code or user bits.
R-RUN: The time code advances only during recording, making the time
code on the tape continuous.
For more information, see Section 4-5-1 “Setting the User Bits” (page 4-27), and
Section 4-5-2 “Setting the Time Code” (page 4-29).
qs DF/NDF (drop frame/non-drop frame) switch (DVW-707/709WS/
790WS only)
This switch selects whether the time code advances in drop frame mode
or non-drop frame mode.
DF: Drop frame mode
NDF: Non-drop frame mode
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2
qd DATA DISPLAY switch
U-BIT: Display the user bit value.
SHOT-TIME: Display the date and time from the shot data.
SHOT-NO.: Display the shot number from the shot data.
Using the VTR menu, it is possible to set the unit to display the real time in the LTC
user bits, or to record shot data in the VITC user bits. For details, see Section 4-10
“VTR Menu Display in the Display Panel” (page 4-99).
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2-7 Warnings and Indications
The camcorder gives visual information and warnings without your
having to look in the viewfinder.
2
1
2
3
PRESET
REGEN
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
CLOCK
DIAG
4
DF
NDF
DATA
DISPLAY
U-BIT
SHOT
TIME
NO.
5
6
7
8
9
0
Warning and indication functions
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1 Tally indicator
Setting the TALLY switch to HIGH or LOW activates this indicator. The
indicator lights during recording on the VTR. It also provides the same
information as the REC indicator in the viewfinder: it comes on during
recording and flashes to indicate a problem.
2 DISPLAY switch
This switches the indications on the viewfinder screen on or off.
ON: The indications appear on the viewfinder screen.
OFF: The indications do not appear on the viewfinder screen.
Note
When you turn the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON, the menu will
appear on the viewfinder screen even if the DISPLAY switch is off.
3 TALLY switch
This switch controls the tally indicator, setting its brightness (HIGH or
LOW) or turning it off.
4 DIAG (diagnosis) button
Pressing this button when the VTR is stopped switches the camcorder to
the self-diagnosis mode. In the self-diagnosis mode, it is possible to carry
out a display panel test, a VTR test, or a camera test, and to display the
test result.
To exit from the self-diagnosis mode, press this button once more.
Refer to “maintenance manual” for more information.
Caution
Do not press the DIAG button when a remote control unit is connected to
the REMOTE connector (8-pin). Pressing the button with a remote
control unit connected will disturb both the self-diagnostic and remote
control functions. The only remedy for this disturbance is to disconnect
the remote control unit and turn off the camcorder POWER switch.
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5 Back tally indicator
This indicator functions exactly the same way as the front tally indicator
when the back tally switch is set to ON.
6 Back tally switch
This switch turns the back tally and the rear tally indicators on and off.
ON: Turns on the back tally and the rear tally indicators.
OFF: Turns off the back tally and the rear tally indicators.
7 WARNING indicator
This indicator lights up or flashes when there is a fault in the VTR.
See Section 6-3 “Operation Warnings” (page 6-12) for more information about the
relationships between the operation of the indicator and the meanings of the
indications.
8 LCD LIGHT switch
This switch turns the display panel illumination on and off.
9 Display panel
VTR error messages, battery status, tape status, audio level, time data,
and so forth are displayed on this panel.
For more information, see Section 2-8 “Warnings and Indications on the Display
Panel” (page 2-38).
q; Rear tally indicator
This indicator functions exactly the same way as the back tally indicator
when the back tally switch is set to ON.
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2-8 Warnings and Indications
on the Display Panel
2
Tape status, battery status and level indicators
Audio channel 1 level meter
Audio channel 2 level meter
DIAG PB VITC NDF EXT-LK
HOLD
00:00:00:00
H
MIN
SEC
E xxxxxxx B
BATT
E xxxxxxx F
SERVO
HUMID
OVER EMPH OVER
0
10
FRM
TAPE
RF
V
H
SLACK
20
30
40
•
1PEAK dB2
Battery status indicator
BATT
E xxxxxxx F
Fully charged
Nearly dead: “BATT” flashes.
Dead (battery must be charged): “BATT” and “E” flash.
Tape status indicator
TAPE
E xxxxxxx B
Full (at beginning)
Close to end: “TAPE” flashes.
End (tape must be replaced):
“TAPE” and “E” flash.
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VTR operation and status indicators
Lights in the self-diagnostic mode (testing
display panel, camera, and VTR).
For more information, see Section 6-3
“Operation Warnings” (page 6-12).
Lights during playback.
DIAG PB VITC NDF EXT-LK
HOLD
V
00:00:00:00 H
H
MIN
SEC
E xxxxxxx B
BATT
E xxxxxxx F
SERVO
HUMID
0
10
FRM
TAPE
RF
OVER EMPH OVER
SLACK
20
30
40
•
1PEAK dB2
Warning indicators
RF: Lights if the recording heads are clogged.
SERVO: Lights if the servo motor fails.
HUMID: Lights if condensation is on the drum.
SLACK: Lights if the tape is not winding properly.
For more information, see Section 6-3 “Operation Warnings” (page 6-12).
VTR operation and status indicators
Note
If the tape in the VTR is slacked, an error code appears in the display
section of the display panel.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
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2
Time code displays
2
Lights in playback mode.
Lights when VITC is selected
for the time code.
Lights in non-drop frame mode
(DVW-707/709WS/790WS only).
Lights when the camcorder is synchronized
with an external time code.
Lights when the time code
generator is on hold.
DIAG PB VITC NDF EXT-LK
HOLD
V
00:00:00:00 H
H
MIN
SEC
TAPE
E xxxxxxx B
E xxxxxxx F
SERVO
HUMID
0
10
FRM
BATT
RF
OVER EMPH OVER
SLACK
20
30
40
•
1PEAK dB2
Lights when the time code,
CTL, or real time is displayed.
Lights when the HOLD
button is pressed.
Time counter display: Shows the time code,
CTL, user bits, and real time.
The table on the next page lists the details of
the displayed items and switch settings.
Time code displays
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Relationships between the DISPLAY switch and DATA
DISPLAY switch settings and the time counter displays
Except during setting of the time code, the time counter display is
determined by the positions of the DISPLAY switch and DATA
DISPLAY switch.
2
For details of setting the time code menu operation, see Section 4-5-2 “Setting the
Time Code” (page 4-29).
Switch settings relating to time code and displayed information
DISPLAY switch
position
DATA DISPLAY
switch position
Displayed
information
CTL
Any position
CTL
TC
Any position
Time code
DATA
U-BIT
User bits
SHOT-TIME
Date and time from
shot data
SHOT-NO.
Shot number from shot
data
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3-1 About Cassettes
This section describes the procedure for loading and unloading a
cassette.
See “Specifications” (page A-1) for information about the cassettes you can use in
the camcorder.
3-1-1 Loading and Unloading a Cassette
3
Loading a cassette
Recording and Playback
1
Turn on the POWER switch.
POWER switch
HUMID display
If the interior of the VTR section is damp, the HUMID indicator will
light. If this happens, wait until the indicator goes off before going
on to step 2.
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2
Press the EJECT button.
The cassette lid will open.
3
Cassette lid
3
Check that there is no slack in the tape, then slide in the cassette
until it clicks into position, and close the cassette lid completely by
pressing near the engraved “PUSH”.
1 Insert the cassette.
Window outward
Push and close the
2 cassette lid.
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Checking the tape for slack
Pressing in the reels lightly, turn them gently with your fingers in the
directions shown below. If the reels will not move, there is no slack.
3
Checking the tape for slack
Unloading a cassette
With the power supply on, press the EJECT button to open the cassette
lid, then take out the cassette. If you are not going to insert another
cassette, close the cassette lid.
It is possible to take out the cassette and close the cassette lid unless the
battery voltage drops below about 9 V.
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Unloading a cassette manually
If the battery voltage drops below about 9V, take out the cassette
manually as illustrated below.
Cassette lid
3
1 Turn the power off.
2 Open this rubber cover.
3 Pushing on the screw inside
with a screwdriver, turn the
screw counterclockwise
until the cassette lid opens.
4 Stop turning the screw as
soon as the cassette lid
opens.
Unloading a cassette manually
You cannot lock the cassette lid after taking out the cassette, but turning
on the power makes the cassette lid operable again.
3-1-2 Preventing Accidental Erasure
The following procedure prevents cassettes from being recorded
inadvertently.
Push the plug in.
To reuse the cassette,
return the plug to its
original position.
Preventing acidental erasure
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3-2 Recording
3-2-1 Basic Procedure
This section describes the basic procedure for shooting and recording.
Before a shooting session, make the checks listed in Section 6-1 “Testing
the Camcorder Before Shooting” (page 6-1) to ensure that the camcorder
is functioning properly.
3
Turning on the camcorder and loading a cassette
Follow the procedure below.
3 4
1
2
Basic procedure for shooting : from power supply to cassette loading
1
Load a fully charged battery pack.
2
Set the POWER switch to ON. Check that the HUMID indicator
does not appear and that the BATT indicator shows at least five
segments. When using a BP-L60A/L90A battery pack, check that
the four LED indicator segments on the battery pack are lit.
• If the HUMID indicator appears, wait until it disappears.
• If the BATT indicator does not show at least five segments,
replace the battery pack with a fully charged one.
Note
After turning off the power, check whether the drum is dry (even if
the HUMID indication is off).
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3
Check that there are no obstructions near the cassette lid, then press
the EJECT button to open the cassette lid.
4
After checking the points below load the cassette, and close the
cassette lid.
• The cassette is not write-protected.
• There is no slack in the tape.
• The leader tape is wound on the take-up reel.
3
Basic procedure for shooting : from adjusting the
black balance and white balance to stopping recording
After turning on the power and loading a cassette, set the switches and
selectors as shown below and begin operation.
AUDIO SELECT CH1/CH-2: AUTO
DISPLAY: ON
Iris: Automatic
Zoom: Automatic
OUTPUT/
DCC: CAM,
DCC ON
F-RUN/SET/R-RUN:
F-RUN or R-RUN
(set as needed)
Switch and selector settings before shooting
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Shooting
Follow the procedure below.
3,5
3
5,6
4 1,2
2
Basic procedure for shooting: from adjusting the black balance and
white balance to stopping recording
1
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to BLK to adjust the black
balance.
2
Select the CC/ND filter (single filter for DVW-707/707P) to match
the lighting conditions, and adjust the white balance.
When the black balance and white balance settings are already
in memory:
Set the WHITE BAL switch to A or B.
When the white balance setting is not in memory and you do not
have enough time to adjust the white balance:
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DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP
For automatic adjustment of the white balance, set the WHITE BAL
switch to PRST, then the FILTER selector to B for 3200 K, to C for
4300 K, or to D for 6300 K.
DVW-707/707P
3
Set the WHITE BAL switch to the PRST position. The white
balance is automatically set to 3200 K when the FILTER knob is in
position 1, and to 5600 K in other positions.
For more information, see Section 4-1-2 “Adjusting the White Balance” (page
4-5)
3
Aim the camera at the object, and adjust the focus and zoom.
4
If necessary, set the electronic shutter for an appropriate mode and
speed.
For more information, see Section 4-2 “Setting the Electronic Shutter” (page
4-13).
5
To start recording, press the VTR START button or the VTR button
on the lens.
During recording, the REC indicator in the viewfinder goes on.
Perform zooming and focus control, if necessary.
6
To stop recording, press the VTR START button or the VTR button
on the lens again.
The REC indicator goes off.
Cassette control buttons
During recording, the cassette control buttons (EJECT, REW, F FWD,
PLAY, STOP) have no effect.
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3-2-2 Continuous Recording
If the camcorder is in the recording pause mode, simply pressing the
VTR START button on the camcorder or the VTR button on the lens
continues recording at exactly the next frame.
In other cases, you first need to position the tape at an appropriate point
to prevent the recording continuity from being lost.
When the camcorder is in the recording pause mode
Pressing the VTR START button on the camcorder or the VTR button on
the lens positions the tape at the appropriate point automatically.
However, the time taken before recording starts depends on the setting of
the VTR SAVE/STBY switch.
• If the VTR SAVE/STBY switch is in the SAVE position, it takes about
4 seconds before recording starts.
• If the VTR SAVE/STBY switch is in the STBY position, recording
starts immediately. However, just after the switch position is changed
from SAVE to STBY, it takes about 4 seconds before recording starts.
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3
If you turn off the power during a recording pause
Follow the procedure below to continue recording.
3
2
1
3
Continuous recording after turning off the power during a recording pause
1
Turn on the power again.
2
Press the RET button on the lens. (If a video signal is input to the
GENLOCK IN connector, make sure that CAM RET. is set to OFF
on the FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu.)
For more information, see Section 4-9-2 “Selecting the Functions” (page 479).
The camcorder positions the tape at the appropriate point. Note,
however, that this function works only for continuously recorded
material or consecutively joined segments totaling at least 4 seconds
in length.
3
Press the VTR START button on the camcorder or the VTR button
on the lens to start recording.
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Continuous recording in other cases
After rewinding or fast forward, after removing the cassette, or on a tape
that has been partially recorded, you can obtain a continuous recording
by following the procedure below.
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3
3
4
Continuous recording after rewinding or fast forward, after removing the
cassette, or on a tape that has been partly recorded
1
Looking in the viewfinder, press the PLAY button to start playback.
2
Press the STOP button at the desired point to begin recording. To
continue from the end of recording already on the tape, press the
STOP button immediately after the end of the previous recording
(within 0.5 seconds).
3
Press the RET button on the lens. When inputting a video signal to
the GENLOCK IN connector, make sure CAM RET. on
FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu is set to OFF.
For more information, see Section 4-9-2 “Selecting the Functions” (page 4-79).
The tape will rewind and will be positioned at the desired point to
continue recording in about 7 seconds.
4
Press the VTR START button on the camcorder or the VTR button
on the lens to start recording.
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3-2-3 Starting a Shoot with a Few Seconds of
Pre-Stored Picture Data (Loop Rec
Function) (When Using a BKDW-703
Extension Board)
3
By installing the optional BKDW-703 extension board in the camcorder,
the camcorder is able to constantly store a few seconds (up to 8 seconds)
worth of the most current picture and sound data in the board’s memory.
Thus, when you press the VTR START button or the VTR button on the
lens, the recording starts with the data stored a few seconds before.
Turning Loop Rec mode on and off / Setting the Loop
Rec time
To record in Loop Rec mode, you need to turn on Loop Rec mode and
set the picture data storage time (Loop Rec time).
The Loop Rec time and VTR SAVE / STBY switch settings determine
the number of seconds of picture data that will be stored in the BKDW703’s memory and recorded when you press the VTR START button or
VTR button on the lens. The following table shows the approximate
number of seconds worth of picture data (counting back from the time
you begin recording) that will be recorded from memory. However,
when changing from SAVE to STBY, or under the special situations
explained in the notes on next page, the actual amount of data recorded
may be shorter.
Loop Rec time setting and recording start point
Loop Rec time
VTR STBY mode
8 (seconds)
About 8 seconds before
VTR SAVE mode
About 4 seconds before
4 (seconds)
About 4 seconds before
About the same time
2 (seconds)
About 2 seconds before
About 2 seconds after
1 (second)
About 1 second before
About 3 seconds after
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Notes
• If you change the Loop Rec mode settings, the picture data stored in
memory previous to the change are rendered unrecordable. Thus,
when you press the VTR START button or VTR button on the lens, the
previously stored picture data will not be recorded.
• Picture data is stored to the BKDW-703’s memory only for images that
appear in the viewfinder. For this reason, if you change to playback or
recording review during Loop Rec mode, then begin recording
immediately afterwards, picture data corresponding to the duration of
playback or recording review will not be in memory and will therefore
not be recorded to tape.
Follow the procedure below to turn Loop Rec mode on.
1,2,6
4,5
3
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the viewfinder screen when the last menu
operation ended will appear again. (If the menu is being used for the
first time, the lowest page of the selected pages will appear).
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3
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly towards PAGE
(or use the rotary encoder) until the OPERATION 2 page shown as
below appears.
? 37*OPERATION 2
3
AWB LEVEL GATE :
ON
COLOR VF
:
COMP
REC TALLY
: UPPER
TIME CODE DISP :
OFF
LOOP RECORDING : OFF
The state of a Loop Rec mode
setting
OPERATION 2 page
Note
If the BKDW-703 is not installed, the items for LOOP
RECORDING are not displayed on the OPERATION 2 page.
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly towards
ITEM (or use the rotary encoder) to move the right arrow cursor to
LOOP RECORDING: OFF.
4
Push the rotary encoder once.
The right arrow cursor moves to the left of OFF as shown below:
LOOP RECORDING: tOFF
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5
If you turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the
front of the camera, the Loop Rec time will be longer. Turn the
rotary encoder counterclockwise (Loop Rec time value will be
incresing) or clockwise (Loop Rec time value will be decreasing
towards OFF at the end) until you reach the Loop Rec time that you
want.
Counterclockwise
t
OFF y 1 y 2 y 4 y 8 (second)
Clockwise
T
Loop Rec time selected by turning the Rotary Encoder
The camcorder is in the Loop Rec mode when the rotary encoder is
any position except OFF. In this mode, picture, sound, and time
code are constantly saved to memory. The TALLY lamp (green
tally) is on during this time.
6
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
Settings made in Loop Rec mode are maintained until changed.
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3
You can turn Loop Rec mode on and off by pressing the ASSIGNABLE
button on the side of the camcorder.
For more information on ASSIGNABLE button, see section 4-9-2 “Selecting the
Functions” (page 4-79).
3
Note
You can change the Loop Rec mode menu settings while recording; any
changes that you make, however, do not take effect until after the
recording operation is completed.
Camcorder operations in Loop Rec mode
The recording procedure in Loop Rec mode is basically the same as that
for normal recording. Please note, however, the following differences.
• When you record in Loop Rec mode, the picture you shoot is recorded
to the tape after an elapse of the Loop Rec time. For this reason, the
tape does not stop immediately when you press the STOP button.
After pressing the STOP button, the REC lamp begins flashing once
every second and all tape operation buttons (EJECT, REW, F FWD,
PLAY, and STOP) stop functioning until the Loop Rec time has
elapsed. Afterwards, you can begin recording again by pressing the
VTR START button or VTR button on the lens.
After pressing the STOP button, if you start recording before a time
equal to the Loop Rec time has elapsed, there will be no break in the
recorded footage (i.e., it will be as if there were not a pause in
recording).
For example, if you press the STOP button with the Loop Rec time set
at 8 seconds, you could press the VTR START button 7 seconds later
and there would be no break in the recorded material.
• In Loop Rec mode, the time code generator in the camcorder advances
constantly at all times, not only during recording. It does this to
generate continuous time code data in the memory. For this reason, it
is not possible to use the time code for REC RUN mode operations.
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• The time code stops advancing while time data is being set (when the
F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch is set to SET). For this reason, if you start
recording immediately after switching to F-RUN or R-RUN (i.e., to a
position other than SET), you may overwrite a portion of the
previously recorded time code.
• Recontinuation recording in Loop Rec mode is done in the same way
as normal recording. In Loop Rec mode, however, when recording is
recontinued, the Loop Rec time is subject to a decrease of up to 0.3
second. (DVW-707/709WS/790WS only)
Turning off the camera
• When you turn the POWER switch to OFF, the camera will turn off by
itself after the tape has run for a few seconds.
• If you remove the battery, pull out the DC cable, or cut the power to
the AC adaptor during recording, the image currently being shot on the
camcorder will not be recorded. For this reason, take care not to
change the battery while recording.
When the tape runs out during recording
Please note that picture data at the instant the tape stopped is not
recorded if the tape runs out and the camcorder stops. The recorded
picture data is interrupted before the recording stop point.
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3
3-2-4 Reversing the picture orientation
(vertically and horizontally) (Using the
BKDW-704 Extension Board) (DVW709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP only)
3
If you have installed the optional BKDW-704 extension board into the
camcorder and are using a cinema lens, you can reverse the orientation of
the image (vertically and horizontally) and record the reversed image as
a normal image.
Setting the Picture Orientation
Use REVERSE IMAGE and H DELAY of OPERATION 2 page of the
setup menu to reverse the picture orientation and horizontally center the
image. To reverse the picture, set REVERSE IMAGE to ON, and use H
DELAY to make fine horizontal adjustments of the picture. (H DELAY
adjustments are possible only when the picture orientation is reversed.
Phase has no effect on pictures which are not reversed.)
Note
After making a horizontal adjustment with H DELAY, always do a test
recording on your system and play it back to verify that the entire picture
fills the screen in the horizontal direction. Any drastic change in the H
phase from the factory setting may cause the picture to be cut off at the
ends, depending on the blanking width and other settings in your editing
system.
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3-3 Checking the Recording
— Playback
By pressing the PLAY button, you can review any length of the
recording in the viewfinder in black and white. There are two other ways
to review the recording.
Recording review: You can see the last 2 seconds of the recording in the
viewfinder in black and white.
Color playback: You can see the recording in color on a color video
monitor without the need for any external adaptor.
You can also view the picture by pressing the REW button or F FWD
button during playback.
See Section 2-3 “Audio Functions” (page 2-5), for information about the switches
and controls used to select the audio output signal and to adjust the audio level.
3-3-1 Checking the Last Two Seconds of the
Recording — Recording Review
If you press the RET button on the lens while recording is paused, the
last two seconds of the tape is automatically rewound, and that segment
is played back on the viewfinder screen. Use this function to check
whether recording went smoothly. If you hold the RET button down
longer, at most 10 seconds of the tape is rewound and played back.
After playback, the camcorder is ready to start recording again.
Set CAM RET. to OFF on the FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu
when inputting a return video signal to the GENLOCK IN connector.
For information about setting the CAM RET. function, see Section 4-9-2 “Selecting
the Functions” (page 4-79).
Note
The recording review function only works if the recording you have
made is at least 2 seconds long.
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3
3-3-2 Checking the Recording on the Color
Video Monitor — Playback in Color
Connect a color video monitor to the VIDEO OUT connector of the
camcorder, and press the PLAY button.
3
Color video monitor
VIDEO OUT
Color playback
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Video input
connector
4-1 Adjusting the Black
Balance and the White
Balance
Conditions may require that both the black balance and the white balance
be adjusted.
Always readjust the white balance when the lighting conditions change.
If the black balance or white balance adjustment is started when the
display mode is set to 2 or 3, messages that report on the adjustment
progress and results are displayed on the viewfinder screen. Change the
display mode to 1 to suppress these messages.
For information about setting the display mode, see Section 4-8-3 “Display Mode
and Setting Change and Adjustment Progress Messages” (page 4-61).
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4
Adjustments and Settings for Recording
The black balance will require adjustment in the following cases.
• When the camcorder is first used
• When the camcorder is used under conditions in which the surrounding
temperature has changed greatly
• When the GAIN selector values have been changed
It is not usually necessary to adjust the black balance when using the
camcorder after it has been briefly off.
4-1-1 Adjusting the Black Balance
In automatic black balance mode, the black balance is adjusted after the
black set is adjusted.
Manual black balance adjustment can be selected from the setup menu.
Refer to “maintenance manual ” for information about manual black balance
adjustment.
Follow the procedure below to adjust the black balance.
4
1
Set the switches as follows:
OUTPUT/DCC: CAM
If you change the setting of the GAIN selector, a message reporting
the set position appears in the setting change and adjustment
progress message display area of the viewfinder screen for about 3
seconds (in display mode 3).
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2
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to BLK, and release the switch.
4
AUTO W/B BAL switch
The switch returns to the center position, and the adjustment is
completed.
During adjustment, the following messages are displayed on the
viewfinder screen (in display mode 2 or 3).
The messages change in the following
sequence : -BLACK SET- →
-BLACK BAL- 1) → -CHECKBLACK:OP
-BLACK SET-
Message during adjustment
The black balance adjustment ends in a few seconds with the
message “BLACK : OK,” and the adjustment setting is
automatically stored in memory.
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1) If the existing black balance adjustment is satisfactory, the message “BLACK
BAL” may not appear, that is, the automatic black balance adjustment may be
omitted to save time.
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4-3
Notes
• During the black balance adjustment, the iris is automatically closed.
• During the black balance adjustment, the gain selection circuit is
automatically activated so you may see flickering on the viewfinder
screen, but this is not a fault.
If automatic black balance adjustment cannot be made
4
If the black balance adjustment cannot be completed normally, an error
message will appear for about 3 seconds on the viewfinder screen (in
display mode 2 or 3).
Possible messages are listed on the next page.
Black balance adjustment error messages
Error message
Meaning
BLACK : NG
IRIS NOT CLOSED
The lens iris did not close; adjustment was
impossible.
BLACK : NG
R (or G or B) : TIME LIMIT
Adjustment could not be completed within the
standard number of attempts.
BLACK : NG
The difference between the reference value
R (or G or B) : OVERFLOW and the current value is so great that it
exceeds the range. Adjustment was
impossible.
If any of the above error messages is displayed, retry the black balance
adjustment. If the error message occurs again, an internal check is
necessary.
Refer to “maintenance manual” for information about this internal check.
Note
If the lens cable is not firmly connected to the lens connector (see
2-2), it may not be possible to adjust the lens iris. If this happens, the
black balance will be incorrect.
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Black balance memory
Values stored in memory are held until the black balance is next
adjusted.
If a memory error occurs
If the error message “: STORED DATA : NG” flashes on the viewfinder
screen when the camcorder is turned on, the black balance memory
content has been lost.
Adjust the black balance again. Contact your Sony representative if this
message continues to appear even after the black balance has been
adjusted again.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
4-1-2 Adjusting the White Balance
Follow the procedure below to automatically adjust the white balance.
1
Set the switches as follows:
GAIN: Set as low as possible.
OUTPUT/DCC: CAM
WHITE BAL: A or Ba)
a) When “WHITE B” in the
OPERATION MODE
page of the menu is set
to “AWB”.
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4
If the setting of the GAIN selector or WHITE BAL switch is
changed, a message reporting the set position appears for about 3
seconds in the setting change and adjustment progress message
display area of the viewfinder screen (in display mode 3 (see 4-83)).
2
Adjust the FILTER selector to suit the lighting conditions.
The relationships between the various selector settings and filter
selections are listed in the tables below.
4
DVW-707/707P
FILTER knob setting and filter
FILTER knob setting
Filter
1
3200 K
2
5600 K + 1/8 ND
3
5600 K
4
5600 K + 1/64 ND
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FILTER knob (outer) setting and CC filter
FILTER knob (outer) setting
CC filter
A
Cross filter
B
3200 K
C
4300 K
D
6300 K
4
FILTER knob (inner) setting and ND filter
FILTER knob (inner) setting
ND filter
1
Straight through
2
1
3
1 16
4
1
/4 ND
/ ND
/64 ND
For examples of FILTER selector settings, see the description of the FILTER
selector in Section 2-4 “Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions” (page
2-14).
If the setting of the FILTER selector is changed, a message reporting
the setting appears for about 3 seconds in the setting change and
adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder screen
(in display mode 3).
3
Place a white test card under the same lighting conditions as the
subject to be shot, and zoom up to it. Alternatively, any white object
such as a cloth or a wall could be used.
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The absolute minimum white area is as follows:
Rectangle centered on the screen:
the lengths of the sides are 70% of
the length or the width of the screen.
The white object must be within
the rectangle and have an area of
at least 10% of the screen.
4
Note
Make sure there are no bright spots in
the rectangle.
4
Adjust the lens iris.
If the lens is manually adjusted, adjust it as appropriate. If the lens
has an automatic iris, set the automatic/manual switch on the lens to
automatic.
5
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to WHT, and release the switch.
AUTO W/B BAL switch
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The switch returns to the center position, and the adjustment is
completed.
During adjustment, the message “WHITE : OP” is displayed on the
viewfinder screen (in display mode 2 or 3).
The white balance adjustment ends in a second with the message
“WHITE : OK”, and the adjustment setting is automatically stored in
the memory (A or B) that was selected in step 1.
WHITE:OK
K
Approximate color temperature
of the object
Note
If the camera has a zoom lens with an automatic iris, the iris may hunt 1)
during the adjustment. To prevent this, adjust the iris gain knob (marked
with IG, IS, or S) on the lens.
For more information, refer to the lens operation manual.
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1) Hunting
Repeated brightening and darkening of an image, resulting from repeated
responses to automatic iris control.
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If automatic white balance adjustment cannot be made
If the white balance adjustment cannot be completed normally, an error
message will appear for about 3 seconds on the viewfinder screen (in
display mode 2 or 3).
Possible messages are listed below.
White balance adjustment error messages
Error message
4
Meaning
WHITE : NG
LOW LEVEL
The white video level is too low. Either make
open the lens iris or increase the gain.
WHITE : NG
COLOR TEMP. HIGH
The color temperature is too high. Select a
suitable filter setting.
WHITE : NG
COLOR TEMP. LOW
The color temperature is too low. Select a
suitable filter setting.
WHITE : NG
TIME LIMIT
Adjustment could not be completed within the
standard number of attempts.
WHITE : NG
POOR WHITE AREA
The white area could not be checked.
WHITE : NG
LEVEL TOO HIGH
The white video level is too high. Either narrow
the lens iris opening or change the ND filter.
If any of the above error messages is displayed, retry the white balance
adjustment. If the error message occurs again, an internal check is
necessary.
Refer to “maintenance manual” for information about this internal check.
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If you have no time to adjust the white balance
DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP
For automatic adjustment of the white balance, set the WHITE BAL
switch to PRST, then the FILTER selector to B for 3200 K, to C for
4300 K, or to D for 6300 K.
DVW-707/707P
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST. The white balance is
automatically set to 3200 K when the FILTER selector is in position 1,
and to 5600 K in other positions.
For details about setting the white balance manually, see section 4-1-2 “Adjust the
White Balance ”(page 4-5).
White balance memory
Values stored in memory are held until the white balance is next
adjusted.
There are two sets of white balance memories, A and B, and adjustments
for each of the filters can be automatically stored in the memory
corresponding to the setting (A or B) of the WHITE BAL switch. The
camcorder has four built-in filters, so a total of eight (4 × 2) adjustments
can be stored. The number of memories allocated each A and B can be
limited to one each by setting FILTER INH. to ON on the FUNCTION
2/2 page of the setup menu. In this case, the memory contents are not
linked to the filters.
When the WHITE BAL switch is set to B whereas, in the setup menu
OPERATION 1 page, “WHITE B” is set to ATW, the ATW function is
activated to automatically adjust the white balance of the picture being
shot for varying lighting conditions.
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If a memory error occurs
If the error message “: STORED DATA : NG” flashes on the viewfinder
screen when the camcorder is turned on, the white balance memory
content has been lost.
Adjust the black balance and the white balance again. Contact your Sony
representative if this message continues to appear even after the black
balance and the white balance have been adjusted again.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
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4-2 Setting the Electronic
Shutter
This section describes the shutter modes that can be used with the
electronic shutter of the camcorder, and describes the procedure for
selecting the shutter speed and mode.
4-2-1 Shutter Modes
The shutter modes that can be used with the electronic shutter and the
shutter speeds that can be selected are listed below.
Selectable shutter modes and speeds
Mode
Shutter speed
Application
Standard
DVW-707/709WS/790WS:
1/100, 1/125,1/250, 1/500,
1/1000, or 1/2000 sec.
For shooting fast-moving subjects
with little blurring.
DVW-707P/709WSP/
790WSP: 1/60, 1/125,
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, or
1/2000 sec.
CLS
(Clear
Scan)
DVW-707: 261 speeds in
the range of 60.3 Hz to
10156 Hz
DVW-709WS/790WS: 260
speeds in the range of 60.1
Hz to 7000Hz
DVW-707P: 312 speeds in
the range of 50.0 Hz to
10101 Hz
DVW-709WSP/790WSP:
310 speeds in the range of
50.2 Hz to 9000 Hz
For shooting subjects such as
monitor screens with vertical
scanning frequencies of over
60 Hz (DVW-707/709WS/790WS)
or over 50 Hz
(DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP),
to obtain images with no
horizontal bands of noise.
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4
Mode
Shutter speed
Application
ECS
(Extended
Clear Scan)
(For DVW790WS/
790WSP
only)
DVW-790WS:
248 speeds in the range of
30.4 Hz to 58.3 Hz
For shooting subjects such as
monitor screens with vertical
scanning frequencies of up to
60 Hz (DVW-790WS) or up to
50 Hz (DVW-790WSP), to
obtain images with no horizontal
bands of noise.
EVS
(Enhanced
Vertical
Definition)
DVW-790WSP:
295 speeds in the range of
25.4 Hz to 48.7 Hz
DVW-707/709WS/790WS:
1/60 sec. (automatic
setting)
Improved vertical resolution.
The sensitivity of the CCD is
reduced to about half.
DVW-707P/709WSP/
790WSP: 1/50 sec.
(automatic setting)
Notes
• Whatever the operating mode of the electronic shutter, the sensitivity
of the CCD decreases with increasing shutter speed.
• When the automatic iris is used, the iris opens wider and wider as the
shutter speed increases, thus reducing the depth of field.
• Under artificial light, particularly fluorescent or mercury lamps, the
light intensity may appear to be constant, but the strengths of each of
the R, G and B colors are actually changing in synchronization with the
frequency of the power supply (“flicker”). Using an electronic shutter
under such lighting could make the flicker even worse. Color flicker is
particularly likely to happen when the power supply is 60 Hz (with the
DVW-707/709WS/790WS) or 50 Hz (with the DVW-707P/709WSP/
790WSP). However, if the power frequency is 50 Hz (DVW-707/
709WS/790WS) or 60 Hz (DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP), setting the
shutter speed to 1/100 or 1/60 can reduce this flicker.
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• When a bright object is shot in EVS mode or ECS mode (DVW790WS/790WSP only) in such a manner that it fills the screen, the
upper edge of the picture may have poor quality because of an inherent
characteristic of CCD. Before using EVS mode, check the shooting
conditions.
• When using the electronic shutter, set FIELD/FRAME to FLD (field
accumulation mode) on the FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu.
4-2-2 Selecting the Shutter Mode and Speed
Use the SHUTTER selector to select a shutter mode or a standard-mode
shutter speed. To set the shutter speed in CLS/ECS mode, with the
SHUTTER switch set to ON and the CLS/ECS mode selected, turn the
rotary encoder.
You can use the SHUTTER page of the setup menu to narrow the range
of choice in advance, or to select in advance whether you use CLS, ECS
or EVS mode.
Setting the shutter mode and standard-mode shutter
speed
1
Follow the procedure described in “Changing the display mode”
(page 4-63) to set the display mode to 2 or 3 from the VF DISP page
of the setup menu.
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2
Open the SHUTTER selector cover, then push the SHUTTER
selector from ON to SEL.
4
SHUTTER selector
The current shutter setting appears for about 3 seconds in the setting
change and adjustment progress message display area of the
viewfinder screen.
E.g.: SS : 1/250 or : CLS : 60.6 Hz
3
Before the message from step 2 disappears, push the SHUTTER
selector to SEL again and repeat until the desired mode or speed
appears.
Pushing the SHUTTER selector to SEL repeatedly allows you to
cycle through the settings of mode and speed preselected on the
SHUTTER page of the setup menu.
Note that all modes and all standard-mode speeds listed in the table
on page 4-12 are preselected using the SHUTTER page of the setup
menu.
For more information about the SHUTTER page, see “Changing the range of
choice of shutter mode and speed settings” (page 4-19).
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Standard mode
1/100 (or 1/60) t 1/125 t 1/250 t 1/500 t 1/1000 t 1/2000
CLS/ECS mode a)
EVS mode
a) Either CLS mode or ECS mode (DVW-790WS/790WSP only) is selected
depending on the shutter speed set in the setup menu CLEAR SCAN
page.
Selectable settings of shutter mode and speed (factory setting)
Once a shutter speed is selected, it is maintained until the next shutter
speed setting operation.
When the message “STORED DATA:NG” appears, the shutter speed
returns to 1/100 s (DVW-707/709WS/790WS) or 1/60 s
(DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP).
Setting the shutter speed in CLS mode
Follow the procedure below.
1
2
Setting the shutter speed in CLS mode
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1
Set the shutter speed mode to CLS.
CLS:60.3Hz
4
The value indicated differs between camcorder models.
CLEAR SCAN page (factory settings)
2
Turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front of
the camera to increase the value, or clockwise to decrease the value,
until the desired frequency appears.
The frequency ranges as follows.
DVW-707:
60.3 Hz to 10156 Hz in 261 steps
DVW-709WS:
60.1 Hz to 7000 Hz in 260 steps
DVW-790WS:
60.1 Hz to 7000 Hz in 260 steps, and
30.4 Hz to 58.3 Hz in 248 steps
DVW-707P:
DVW-709WSP:
DVW-790WSP:
50.0 Hz to 10101 Hz in 312 steps
50.2 Hz to 9000 Hz in 310 steps
50.2 Hz to 9000 Hz in 310 steps, and
25.4 Hz to 48.7 Hz in 295 steps
Pressing the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch toward the
CANCEL/PRST position returns the setting to the default value,
60.3 Hz (DVW-707)/60.1 Hz (DVW-709WS/790WS) or
50.0 Hz (DVW-707P)/50.2 Hz (DVW-709WSP/790WSP).
When the RM-B150 Remote Control Unit is connected
You can set the shutter speed of CLS with the rotary encoder of the
RM-B150.
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When the RM-P9 Remote Control Unit is connected
You can set the shutter speed of CLS using the UP/DOWN switch of the
RM-P9.
Changing the range of choice of shutter mode and
speed settings
You can reduce the time required to select the shutter mode and speed by
narrowing the choice of settings in advance. This can be done by using
the SHUTTER page of the setup menu.
Follow the procedure below.
Note
The SHUTTER page cannot be accessed when a remote control unit is
connected to the camcorder.
1,2,3,5
2,3,4
Changing the range of choice of shutter mode and speed settings
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered page of the currently selected pages for
configuring the menu appears.)
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2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the SHUTTER page shown as below appears (or use the rotary
encoder).
EVS mode
?E09*SHUTTER
EVS
CLS
1/60
1/125
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
4
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
CLS mode
Shutter speeds selectable
in standard mode
a) 1/100 for DVW-707/709WS/790WS or 1/60 for DVW-707P/709WSP/
790WSP
SHUTTER page (factory settings)
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the mode or shutter speed you want (or use
the rotary encoder).
4
To use the selected mode or speed (the “ON” setting), turn the rotary
encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera. In
order not to use it (the “OFF” setting), turn the rotary encoder
clockwise.
Note that pushing the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch to
CANCEL/PRST has no effect on the SHUTTER page. To select
another mode or speed, return to step 3.
5
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF. (When you close the cover, the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch
is set to OFF automatically.)
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
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4-3 Changing the Reference
Value for Automatic Iris
Adjustment
The reference value for automatic iris adjustment can be changed to
enable the shooting of clear pictures of back-lit subjects, or to obtain
special effects. The reference value for the lens iris can be set within the
following range with respect to the standard value as defined by an F
number.
• 0.25: about 0.25 stop further open
• 0.5: about 0.5 stop further open
• −0.25: about 0.25 stop further closed
• −0.5: about 0.5 stop further closed
To change the reference value, set A. IRIS OVERRIDE to ON (factory
setting is OFF) on the FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu.
The reference value is normally set to the standard value. Even if the
reference value is changed, it reverts to the standard value every time the
power is turned on.
Opening or closing the lens iris
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to OFF to close the menu.
2
• To open the iris by 0.25 stop: turn the rotary encoder
counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera.
One bar appears in the upper part to the left of the F number in the
iris indication.
• To open the iris by 0.5 stop: turn the rotary encoder further
counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera.
Two bars appear in the upper part to the left of the F number in the
iris indication.
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• To close the iris by 0.25 stop: turn the rotary encoder clockwise as
seen from the front of the camera.
One bar appears in the lower part to the left of the F number in the
iris indication.
• To close the iris by 0.5 stop: turn the rotary encoder further
clockwise as seen from the front of the camera.
Two bars appear in the lower part to the left of the F number in the
iris indication.
4
F5.6
Opening the lens iris
Iris opened by 0.5 stop
(two bars)
F5.6
Iris opened by 0.25 stop
(one bar)
Closing the lens iris
Iris closed by 0.5 stop
(two bars)
F5.6
Iris closed by 0.25 stop
(one bar)
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When the RM-B150 Remote Control Unit is connected
The IRIS control knob of the RM-B150 can be used for lens iris setting.
The bar display (π) will not appear, however.
When the RM-P9 Remote Control Unit is connected
The IRIS control knob of the RM-P9 can be used for lens iris setting.
The bar display (π) will not appear, however.
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4-4 Adjusting the Audio Level
If you set the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to AUTO, the input
levels for the corresponding channels are adjusted automatically.
Follow the procedure below to manually adjust the level for both audio
channels.
2
1
4
Audio level manual adjustment
1
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to MANUAL.
2
Adjust the AUDIO LEVEL CH-1/CH-2 controls so that at the
maximum sound level the level meter indicates −20 dB.
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Adjusting the audio level of the microphone
You can adjust the audio level input from the microphone for channels 1
and 2 by using the MIC AUDIO LEVEL control on the front of the
camcorder.
3
2
1
4
5
4
Microphone audio level adjustment
1
Set either or both AUDIO IN switches to FRONT as follows:
• When using the front microphone input for both channels 1 and 2:
Set both AUDIO IN switches to FRONT.
• When using the front microphone input for either channel 1 or 2:
Set the AUDIO IN switch for the desired channel to FRONT.
2
Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es) for the desired channel(s) to
MANUAL.
3
Set the DISPLAY switch at the viewfinder to ON.
The audio level indication of the channel 1 will appear in the
viewfinder.
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4
Use the MONITOR switch to select the channel whose audio level
is indicated in the viewfinder.
CH1: Audio level of CH-1
CH2: Audio level of CH-2
MIX: Mixed audio level of CH-1 and CH-2
5
Turn the MIC AUDIO LEVEL control on the front of the camcorder
to adjust the audio level while seeing the audio level indication on
the window screen.
• When the incoming audio level is normal, the nine bars from the
bottom are on.
• The second bar from the top may turn on occasionally, but do not
allow the top bar to go on. If it goes on, the audio level is too high.
Corresponding peak value
0
Off
10
20
These bars go on.
Normal input level
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These bars go on.
30
40
•
Excessive input level
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4-5 Setting the Time Data
4-5-1 Setting the User Bits
By setting the user bits (up to hexadecimal 8 digits), you can record user
information such as the date, time, or scene number on the time code
track.
Follow the procedure below to set the user bits.
DIAG PB VITC NDF EXT-LK
HOLD
0
V
30
40
CH-1
0
•
10
•
•
•
•
•
10
2,5
•
•
AUTO
MANUAL
CLOCK
DF
NDF
•
•
•
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
DIAG
•
•
0
PRESET
CH-2
LEVEL
•
•
•
•
•
ON
OFF
•
1PEAK dB2
SLACK
SHIFT
LIGHT
•
HUMID
1
20
•
SERVO
ADVANCE
REGEN
10
FRM
E xxxxxxx F
BATT
RF
SEC
•
RESET
MIN
E xxxxxxx B
•
H
TAPE
CTL
TC
DATA
OVER EMPH OVER
00:00:00:00 H
HOLD
4
4
DISPLAY
WARNING
AUDIO SELECT
AUDIO IN
DATA
DISPLAY
U-BIT
SHOT
TIME
NO.
FRONT
REAR
CUE IN
MIX
CH-1
CH-2
3
Illustration: DVW-707/709WS/790WS (for the NTSC broadcast system)
Setting the user bits
1
Set the DISPLAY switch of the camcorder to DATA.
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2
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.
3
Set the DATA DISPLAY switch to U-BIT.
4
Set the user bits, using the SHIFT and ADVANCE buttons.
SHIFT: Selects a digit to set. Each time you press it, the flashing
column moves one to the right.
Pressing this button while holding down the HOLD button
moves the flashing digit one to the left.
ADVANCE: Increments the value of the flashing digit.
Pressing this button while holding down the HOLD button
decrements the flashing digit.
4
Hexadecimal digits A to F are displayed as follows:
5
Hexadecimal
A
B
C
D
E
F
Display
A
b
C
d
E
F
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN or R-RUN.
The specified user bits will be recorded in the LTC and VITC.
Storing the user bits in memory
The user bits setting (apart from the real time) is stored in memory when
the power is turned off.
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4-5-2 Setting the Time Code
The time code setting range is from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 29
(hour : minute : second : frame) for the DVW-707/709WS/790WS, or to
23 : 59 : 59 : 24 for the DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP.
Follow the procedure below to set the time code.
DIAG PB VITC NDF EXT-LK
HOLD
00:00:00:00
CH-1
•
0
•
•
10
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
10
3,6
•
•
AUTO
MANUAL
CLOCK
DF
NDF
•
•
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
DIAG
4
0
PRESET
CH-2
LEVEL
•
•
•
ON
OFF
•
SHIFT
LIGHT
30
40
•
1PEAK dB2
SLACK
•
HUMID
1
20
•
SERVO
ADVANCE
REGEN
10
FRM
E xxxxxxx F
BATT
RF
SEC
E xxxxxxx B
TAPE
RESET
MIN
0
•
H
CTL
TC
DATA
OVER EMPH OVER
V
H
•
HOLD
5
2
4
DISPLAY
WARNING
AUDIO SELECT
AUDIO IN
DATA
DISPLAY
U-BIT
SHOT
TIME
NO.
FRONT
REAR
CUE IN
MIX
CH-1
CH-2
Illustration: DVW-707/709WS/790WS (for the NTSC broadcast system)
Setting the time code
1
Set the DISPLAY switch of the camcorder to TC.
2
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to PRESET.
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3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.
4
If you are using the DVW-707/709WS/790WS, set the DF/NDF
switch. (NTSC only)
DF: Drop frame mode
NDF: Non-drop frame mode
5
Using the SHIFT and ADVANCE buttons, set the time code.
SHIFT: Selects a digit to set. Each time you press it, the flashing
column moves to the right one digit.
Pressing this button while holding down the HOLD button
moves the flashing digit one to the left.
ADVANCE: Increments the flashing digit.
Pressing this button while holding down the HOLD button
decrements the flashing digit.
6
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN or R-RUN.
F-RUN: Free run - The time code advances constantly.
R-RUN: Record run - The time code stops except during recording.
4
Notes
• The time code continues to advance when Loop Rec mode is
turned on, even when the system is set to REC-RUN mode.
• When you turn on the Loop Rec function, make sure either the
mode is set to F-RUN or R-RUN after setting the time code. If
you begin recording with the switch in SET position, the time code
will not be recorded correctly.
The Loop Rec function is provided by the optional BKDW-703 extension
board. For more details, see Section 3-2-3 “Starting a Shot with a Few
Seconds of Pre-Stored Picture Data (Loop Rec Function)(When Using a
BKDW-703 Extension Board) ”(page 3-12)
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Making the time code continuous
When the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch is set to R-RUN, recording a
number of scenes on the tape normally produces continuous time codes.
If, however, you take the cassette out at some point, the time code will
no longer be continuous.
To make the time code continuous, follow the procedure below.
1
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to REGEN.
2
Use the PLAY buttons to play back.
3
Watching the playback, find the point of the previous recording on
the tape from which you wish to continue recording, and press the
STOP button.
4
Press the RET button on the lens.
4
This reads the previous recording, and synchronizes the internal time
code generator, thus allowing the new time code recorded to follow
on consecutively. (When the Loop Rec function is on, this function
does not operate.)
4-5-3 Saving the Real Time in the Time Code
Setting the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to CLOCK saves the real
time in the time code.
When it is necessary to set the real time, use the VTR menu.
For more information about the VTR menu, see Section 4-10 “VTR Menu Display
in the Display Panel” (page 4-99).
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4-5-4 Synchronizing the Time Code
You can synchronize the internal time code generator of this camcorder
with an external generator for the regeneration of an external time code.
You can also synchronize the time code generators of external VTRs
with the internal generator of this camcorder.
Connections for time code synchronization
4
Connect both the reference video signal and the external time code as
illustrated below.
Example 1: Synchronizing with an external time code
GENLOCK IN 1)
TC IN
Reference video
signal
External time code
....................................................................................................................................
1) Set GENLOCK to ON from the FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu.
For information about this setting, see Section 4-9-2 “Selecting the Functions”
(page 4-79).
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Example 2: Interconnecting a number of camcorders for time code
synchronization
VIDEO OUT or TEST OUT 2)
TC OUT
Reference camcorder
4
TC IN
GENLOCK IN 1)
TC OUT
VIDEO OUT or TEST OUT 2)
Camcorder to be synchronized
GENLOCK IN 1)
TC IN
TC OUT
VIDEO OUT or TEST OUT 2)
Camcorder to be synchronized
To another camcorder to be
synchronized
....................................................................................................................................
1) Set GENLOCK to ON from the FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu.
For information about this setting, see Section 4-9-2 “Selecting the Functions”
(page 4-79).
2) Output a composite video signal from the TEST OUT connector. In the
FUNCTION 1/2 page of the setup menu, set TEST OUT to ENC.
For more information, see Section 4-9-3 “Selecting the Test Output” (page 483).
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Procedure for time code synchronization
Follow the procedure below to synchronize the time code.
4
4
1
2
3
5
Synchronizing the time code
1
Turn on the POWER switch.
2
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to PRESET.
3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN.
4
Set the DISPLAY switch of the camcorder to TC.
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5
Supply the time code to the TC IN connector and reference video
signals that comply with the SMPTE (DVW-707/709WS/790WS) or
EBU (DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP) time code standard and are in
the proper phase relationship to the GENLOCK IN connector (set
GENLOCK to ON with the FUNCTION 2/2 page).
This operation synchronizes the internal time code generator with
the external time code. After about 10 seconds, you can disconnect
the external time code without losing the synchronization. However,
the synchronization will be disrupted if you connect or disconnect
the time code during recording.
Note
When you finish the above procedure, the time code is immediately
synchronized with the external time code and the counter display will
show the value of the external time code. However, wait for a few
seconds until the sync generator stabilizes before recording.
User bits settings during time code synchronization
When the time code is synchronized, only the time data is synchronized
with the external time code value. Therefore, the user bits can have their
own settings for each camcorder.
You can also synchronize the user bits with external user bit data.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
Releasing the time code synchronization
First disconnect the external time code, then set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN
switch to R-RUN.
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4
Changing the power supply from the battery pack to an
external power supply during time code synchronization
To maintain a continuous power supply, connect the external power
supply to the DC IN connector before removing the battery pack. You
may lose time code synchronization if you remove the battery pack first.
4
Camera synchronization during time code synchronization
During time code synchronization, the camera is genlocked to the
reference video signal input from the GENLOCK IN connector.
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4-5-5 Setting Cassette Numbers and Shot
Numbers
Follow the procedure below to set a cassette number or shot number.
DISPLAY
WARNING
DIAG PB VITC NDF EXT-LK
HOLD
00:00:00:00
30
40
CH-1
•
10
0
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DF
NDF
•
•
•
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
10
3,5
AUTO
MANUAL
CLOCK
DIAG
•
•
0
PRESET
REGEN
CH-2
LEVEL
•
•
•
ON
OFF
•
1PEAK dB2
SLACK
SHIFT
4
LIGHT
•
HUMID
1,5
20
•
SERVO
ADVANCE
4
10
FRM
E xxxxxxx F
BATT
RF
SEC
E xxxxxxx B
•
RESET
MIN
0
•
H
TAPE
CTL
TC
DATA
OVER EMPH OVER
V
H
•
HOLD
AUDIO SELECT
AUDIO IN
DATA
DISPLAY
U-BIT
SHOT
TIME
NO.
FRONT
REAR
CUE IN
MIX
CH-1
CH-2
2,5
Setting a cassette number or shot number
1
Set the DISPLAY switch to DATA.
2
Set the DATA DISPLAY switch to SHOT-NO.
A cassette number (left-hand 3 digits) and a shot number (right-hand
3 digits) appear in the display panel.
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3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.
The rightmost digit of the shot number starts flashing.
4
4
Using the SHIFT and ADVANCE buttons, set the cassette number
or shot number (up to 999).
SHIFT: Selects a digit to set. Each time you press this button, the
flashing digit moves one to the left.
Pressing this button while holding down the HOLD button
moves the flashing digit one to the right.
ADVANCE: Increments the value of the flashing digit.
Pressing this button while holding down the HOLD button
decrements the value of the flashing digit.
To reset the cassette number or shot number to 001
Select any digit of the cassette number or shot number, making it
flash, then press the RESET button.
5
Return the DISPLAY, DATA DISPLAY and F-RUN/SET/R-RUN
switches to the original positions.
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4-6 Setup Menu Display on
the Viewfinder Screen
If the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch is set to ON, the setup menu is
displayed on the viewfinder screen.
Use this setup menu to select settings and also to select which items are
displayed on the viewfinder screen as well as how they are displayed.
4-6-1 Setup Menu Configuration
The setup menu is displayed as individual pages. The pages that make up
the setup menu and brief details of the function of each page are listed in
the table below.
You can change the configuration of the setup menu to suit your
requirements. At the factory, the pages marked with the a) in the table
are available.
Pages and functions of the setup menu
Page
Page name
number
Function
Reference
1 a)
MARKER
1/3
Sets markers (center
marker and safety zone
marker).
Section 4-8-4 “Setting
the Marker Display”
2
MARKER
2/3
Sets markers (box
cursor).
Maintenance Manual
3
MARKER
3/3
Sets the output of the
markers
Maintenance Manual
4 a)
VF DISP
1/2
Selects the viewfinder
screen display, the
extender display, and
the zoom position
display.
Section 4-8-2
“Selecting the Display
Items”
a) At the factory, the setup menu consists of these pages.
(Continued)
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4
4
Page
Page name
number
Function
5 a)
VF DISP
2/2
Viewfinder screen
Section 4-8-2
display selections (filter, “Selecting the Display
white balance memory, Items”
and gain)
6 a)
MASTER
GAIN
Sets the GAIN selector
value.
Section 4-9-1
“Setting the GAIN
Selector Values”
7 a)
SHOT ID
Sets the shot data ID.
Section 4-8-6
“Setting the Shot ID”
8 a)
SHOT DISP.
Selects the shot data
display.
Section 4-8-5
“Recording
Superimposed Shot
Data in Color Bars”
9
SHUTTER
Sets the shutter speed
and mode.
Section 4-2 “Setting
the Electronic Shutter”
10
‘!’ LED
Sets the operation of
the
indicator.
Section 4-7-2 “Setting
the
Indicator”
11 a)
SETUP CARD Accesses the setup
card.
Section 4-11 “Using
the Setup Card”
12
FUNCTION
1/2
Selects functions to
use.
Maintenance Manual
13
FUNCTION
2/2
Selects functions to use Section 4-9-2
(continued).
“Selecting the
Functions”
14
WIDE
SCREEN
(DVW-709WS/
709WSP/
790WS/
790WSP only)
Selects the aspect ratio. Section 4-9-4
“Selecting the Aspect
Ratio”
a) At the factory, the setup menu consists of these pages.
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Reference
Page
Page name
number
Function
Reference
15
Selects viewfinder
function.
Maintenance Manual
VF SETTING
16 - 29
LEVEL 1 to 12 Adjust levels.
30 to 32
W-SHADING
G/R/B
Adjusts the white
shading.
33
DCC ADJ.
Adjusts the DCC.
34
OFFSET
WHITE
Sets the offset for the
AWB value.
35
PRESET
WHITE
Sets the white preset
value.
36 and
37
OPERATION
1-2
Use to make various
settings.
38
FRM
SHUTTER
Sets the optional flame
shutter.
39
SG ADJ.
Sets the SG.
40
ENC ADJ.
Sets the ENC.
41
DATA-RESET Resets menu data.
4
Note
When the camcorder is connected to a remote control unit and is being
controlled remotely, the SHUTTER and several pages of the engineeroriented menu (MEASUREMENT and DATA RESET pages) are not
displayed. There are also some pages which are displayed but which you
cannot use to change settings.
For information about the function of each page, refer to the relevant sections in
this manual or “maintenance manual.”
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When changing the setup menu
You can configure the setup menu to display only the pages you need.
To select pages, use the MENU SELECT page of the engineer-oriented
menu. When using the engineer-oriented menu, switch the camcorder to
engineer mode. Power off the camcorder, then hold down the rotary
encoder and turn the power on again.
To revert to the user mode, turn the camcorder off and then on.
4
Engineer mode and user mode differ in the following ways.
Engineer mode: All the pages in the setup menu can be used. Data set
with the menu is written to non-volatile memory and can be stored
semi-permanently.
User mode: Only the pages selected in the engineer mode MENU
SELECT page can be used. Data set with the menu is written to
non-volatile memory and can be stored semi-permanently.
After making settings and adjustments in engineer mode, configure the
CAMERAMAN menu on the MENU SELECT page with the pages you
use frequently so that you can access them quickly.
Refer to “maintenance manual” for information about the MENU SELECT page.
For information about the CAMERAMAN menu settings, see section 4-9-7 “Setting
the CAMERAMAN menu” (page 4-95).
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4-6-2 Basic Use of the Setup Menu
Use the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch, the MENU CANCEL/PRST/
ITEM switch, and the rotary encoder to manipulate the setup menu.
Rotary
encoder
4
MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch
MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch
Controls for use of the setup menu
Follow the procedure below to use the setup menu.
1
Display the setup menu.
2
Select a page.
3
Select an item.
4
Change the setting of that item, or turn the function or display of that
item on or off.
5
End the setup menu operation.
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Displaying the setup menu
4
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON to display the setup menu.
The status display along the top and bottom disappears from the
viewfinder screen, and the page that was on the screen when the last
menu operation ended appears.
When this menu is first used, the lowest-numbered page of the currently
selected pages for menu configuration appears. This also occurs if you
set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON while holding the MENU
CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch at CANCEL.
Paging through the menu
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch from ON to PAGE.
Every time you push this switch to PAGE, the next page of the menu is
displayed.
Initial page
Next page
Final page
Paging through the menu
While a question mark appears at the left of the page title, you can use
the rotary encoder as follows to switch pages.
Turning the rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front
of the camera: advances to the next menu page.
Turning the rotary encoder clockwise as seen from the front of the
camera: returns to the previous menu page.
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Selecting an item
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch to ITEM.
Every time you push this switch to ITEM, the cursor (arrow), which
indicates the selected item, moves to the next item.
Cursor
E01*MARKER 1/3
Movement sequence
pSAFETY
SAFETY
SAFETY
CENTER
CENTER
CENTER
ZONE
AREA
H
V
:
:
:
:
:
ON
90%
ON
0
0
4
Cursor movement sequence
You can also use the rotary encoder as follows to switch items.
While a question mark appears at the left of the page title, if you press
the rotary encoder, the question mark disappears, and the cursor appears.
Next turn the rotary encoder.
Turning the rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front
of the camera: moves the cursor up continuously.
Turning the rotary encoder clockwise as seen from the front of the
camera: moves the cursor down continuously.
If you move the cursor to the left of the page title, and press the rotary
encoder, a question mark reappears at the left of the page title, and once
again you can use the rotary encoder to change pages.
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Changing the setting of ON/OFF selection of a
selected item
Check that the cursor is by the desired item, then press the rotary
encoder. A question mark appears at the left of the setting value. Next
carry out one of the following operations.
4
To increase a setting value
Turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front of the
camera.
To decrease a setting value
Turn the rotary encoder clockwise as seen from the front of the camera.
To toggle a setting on or off
To select the “ON” setting, turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise as
seen from the front of the camera, and to select the “OFF” setting, turn
the rotary encoder clockwise.
Canceling the settings and resetting to the initial settings
You can cancel the settings and reset them to their initial values (those
set at the factory, or in engineer mode) by pushing the MENU CANCEL/
PRST/ITEM switch to CANCEL/PRST.
When the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch is pushed to CANCEL/
PRST, the message “CANCEL?” appears below the page name. To
cancel the previous settings, push the switch to CANCEL/PRST again.
To reset the settings to their initial values, push the switch to CANCEL/
PRST a third time. The message “PRESET?” appears below the page
name. To reset to the initial settings, push the switch to CANCEL/PRST
once more.
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The action of the CANCEL/PRST function differs for some setting
items. Some items are only affected by PRST; check the setting
procedure for each item for more information.
To confirm a setting
Press the rotary encoder once more. The question mark at the left of the
setting value disappears, and you can again use the rotary encoder to
select items.
4
Closing the menu
Return the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen, and displays
showing the current status of the camcorder appear along the top and
bottom of the viewfinder screen.
When you close the switch cover
When the cover for the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE and MENU CANCEL/
PRST/ITEM switches is closed, the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch turns
off automatically.
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4-7 Indicators in the
Viewfinder
The indicators of the status of the camcorder and the results of
adjustments are arranged along the top and bottom edges of the
viewfinder screen.
4-7-1 Layout of Indicators in the Viewfinder
The indicators in the viewfinder are arranged as illustrated below.
4
1 TALLY indicator
2 REC indicator
3 BATT indicator
TALLY/REC
BATT
Viewfinder screen
4
indicator
5 Spare indicator
6 VTR SAVE indicator
VTR
SAVE
Indicators in the viewfinder
1 TALLY indicator
This lights when a green tally control signal is received from the camera
control unit and when the camcorder is in Loop Rec mode.
The Loop Rec function is provided by the optional BKDW-703 extension board.
For more details, see Section 3-2-3 “Starting a Shot with a Few Seconds of PreStored Picture Data (Loop Rec Function) (When Using a BKDW-703 Extension
Board)”(page 3-12).
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2 REC (recording) indicator
This indicator lights in red during recording. It also warns by flashing.
This lamp also lights when RED TALLY control signal is sent from the
camera control unit.
For more information, see Section 6-3 “Operating Warnings” (page 6-12).
3 BATT (battery) indicator
This indicator starts to flash when the voltage of the battery connected to
the camcorder has fallen. This indicator stays on for a few minutes when
the battery is dead.
To prevent any interruption in operation, change the battery as soon as it
gets low.
For more information, see Section 5-1-4 “Avoiding Breaks in Operation Due to
Dead Batteries” (page 5-7).
4
(operation status warning) indicator
This indicator lights when the camcorder is used under one or more of
the following conditions and if the corresponding items have been set to
ON in the ‘!’ LED page of the setup menu.
• The gain is set to anything but 0 dB.
• The SHUTTER selector is ON.
• The WHITE BAL switch is at PRST.
• ATW is being used.
• The lens extender is in use.
• The FILTER selector is set to anything but 1 (DVW-707/707P).
• The FILTER selector is set to anything but ND:1/CC:B.
(DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP only).
• The reference value of the automatic iris adjustment is anything but the
standard value.
See Section 4-7-2 “Setting the
Indicator” (page 4-50) for more information
about selecting the items that will cause the
indicator to operate.
5 Spare indicator
This is a spare indicator. A setup menu operation makes it possible to use
this as a REC indicator.
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4
For more information about the use of this spare indicator, refer to “maintenance
manual.”
6 VTR SAVE indicator
This indicator lights when the VTR SAVE/STBY switch is set to SAVE.
This indicator goes off during recording.
4-7-2 Setting the
4
Indicator
Select the items to be indicated by the
indicator from the ‘!’ LED
page of the setup menu. Note that at the factory the ‘!’ page is not set for
display. To access the ‘!’ LED page, either set the camcorder to engineer
mode, or select the ‘!’ LED page from the MENU SELECT page before
use.
See Section 4-6-1 “Setup Menu Configuration” (page 4-39) for more information
about the engineer mode and selecting the display page.
Follow the procedure below to set the
indicator.
1,2,6
2,4,5
3
Setting the
1
indicator
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
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The display for setting the status disappears from the viewfinder
screen, and the page that was on the screen when the last menu
operation ended appears.(When this menu is first used, the lowestnumbered page of the currently selected pages for configuring the
menu appears.)
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the ‘!’ LED page shown below appears (or use the rotary encoder).
Select whether the
conditions.
4
indicator is to light for each of the following item
When the gain is set to anything but 0 dB
When the SHUTTER selector is at ON
?E10*! LED
GAIN
:
SHUTTER ON
:
WHITE PRESET
:
ATW RUN
:
EXTENDER ON
:
FILTER 2,3,4
:
FILTER A,C,D
:
A.IRIS OVERRIDE:
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
When the WHITE BAL switch is at PRST
When the ATW function is working
When the lens extender is in use
When the FILTER selector is set to anything but 1
(When the CC filter selector is set to
anything but ND:1/CC:B) 1)
When the reference value of the
automatic iris adjustment is anything
but the standard value
1) DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP only
‘!’ LED page (factory settings)
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the desired item (or use the rotary encoder).
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4
4
Turn the rotary encoder to select whether the
indicator should
light with respect to the selected item (the “ON” setting), or not light
(the “OFF” setting).
For the “ON” setting: Press the rotary encoder, and when a
question mark appears to the left of the “ON/OFF” indication,
turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front
of the camera. The “ON/OFF” indication switches to “ON”.
For the “OFF” setting: Press the rotary encoder, and when a
question mark appears to the left of the “ON/OFF” indication,
turn the rotary encoder clockwise as seen from the front of the
camera. The “ON/OFF” indication switches to “OFF”.
To turn the setting of another item ON or OFF, repeat steps 3 and 4.
5
Press the rotary encoder to make the question mark to the left of the
“ON/OFF” indication disappear.
6
To end the menu operation, return the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE
switch to OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
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4-8 Status Display on the
Viewfinder Screen
The viewfinder screen displays not only the video picture but also
characters and messages indicating the camcorder settings and operating
status, a center marker, a safety zone marker, etc.
When the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch is set to OFF, and the
viewfinder DISPLAY switch is set to ON, the items for which an “ON”
setting was made in the VF DISP page of the setup menu or with related
switches are displayed at the top and bottom of the screen. The messages
that give details of the settings and adjustment progress and results can
also be made to appear for about 3 seconds while settings are being
changed, during adjustment, and after adjustment.
For information about the display item selection, see Section 4-8-2 “Selecting the
Display Items” (page 4-58); for information about setting change and adjustment
progress messages, see Section 4-8-3 “Display Mode and Setting Change and
Adjustment Progress Messages” (page 4-61); and for information about marker
display, see Section 4-8-4 “Setting the Marker Display” (page 4-64).
Note
When the setup menu is displayed using the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE
switch, no superimposed information on the camera settings (e.g. white
balance) appears on the viewfinder screen.
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4
4-8-1 Layout of the Status Display on the
Viewfinder Screen
All items that can be displayed on the viewfinder screen are shown
below.
1 2
EX
4
w;
ql
qk
qj
qh
W
T
3
4
C:001
S:001
ENW/
71000
95/01/01 12:10
SHOT ID (1-4)
5
90%
CAM?
VTR?
6
16:9
7 progress message display area
Setting change and adjustment
FUNCTION MSG
ERROR MSG
CG 00:00:00:00
16:9
LOW LLCdT
1A W:A 9dB 1/1000
qg qfqd qs
(For more information, see Section
F-25
F5.6
0 9 8
qa 4-8-3 “Display Mode and Setting
Change and Adjustment Progress
Messages (page 4-61).)
3, 4, 7, qk, ql and w; appear only when color bars are displayed.
Status display on the viewfinder screen
1 Extender indicator
This indicator appears when a lens extender is used.
2 Zoom position indicator 1)
This indicator indicates the approximate position of the variator 2) of the
zoom lens, between wide angle (W) and telephoto (T).
3 Cassette number indicator
This shows the cassette number.
....................................................................................................................................
1) Zoom position indicator
This indicator appears only when you use a lens that has a zoom position display
function.
2) Variator
A group of lenses that are moved to adjust the focal length.
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4 Shot number indicator
This shows the shot number.
5 Battery state indicator
When an Anton Bauer Intelligent Battery System is used, this shows the
remaining battery capacity numerically.
6 Self-diagnosis indicator
When a fault has been detected in the camcorder, the indication “xxx?”
appears. For example, when a fault is detected in the camera, the
indication “CAM?” appears.
7 16:9 mode recording indicator (DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/
790WSP only)
This indicates recording in the 16:9 mode. This indicator is recorded
together with the color bars.
8 Iris setting indicator 1)
This shows the iris setting (the f-stop) of the lens.
9 Remaining tape indicator
This shows the remaining tape recording time (in minutes) of the VTR.
Example of remaining tape indicator
Display
Tape time remaining
F-30
Full to 30 minutes
30-25
30 to 25 minutes
25-20
25 to 20 minutes
20-15
20 to 15 minutes
(Continued)
....................................................................................................................................
1) Iris setting indicator
This indicator appears only when you use a lens that has an iris opening display
function.
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4
Example of remaining tape indicator
4
Display
Tape time remaining
15-10
15 to 10 minutes
10-5
10 to 5 minutes
5-0
5 to 2 minutes
5-0 (flashing)
Less than 2 minutes
q; Audio level indicator
This indicator indicates the level of the audio channel selected by the
monitor switch.
This indicator roughly corresponds to the peak indication of the level
meter of the internal VTR of a sine wave input as follows:
Level indicator of audio
channel selected by the
monitor switch
|
–40
|
|
|
|
|
|
–30 –26 –23 –20 –17 –14 (dB)
VTR level meter
Audio level indicator
For information about turning the audio level indicator on and off, see Section 4-4
“Adjusting the Audio Level” (page 4-24).
qa Subject illumination indicator
This appears, depending on the setting, to indicate that the subject
illumination is inadequate.
qs Shutter speed and mode indicator
This indicator indicates the shutter speed and mode settings.
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1/100 (DVW-707/709WS/790WS) or 1/60 (DVW-707P/709WSP/
790WSP), 1/125,
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard
mode.
CLS: CLS mode
ECS: ECS mode (DVW-790WS/790WSP only)
EVS: EVS mode
qd Gain indicator
This indicator indicates the gain (in dB) of the video amplifier, as set by
the GAIN selector.
qf White balance memory indicator
This indicator indicates the currently selected white balance automatic
adjustment memory.
A: The WHITE BAL switch is set to A.
B: The WHITE BAL switch is set to B.
P: The WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST or when the preset button on
the RM-B150 has been pushed.
M: The WHITE BAL switch of the RM-P9 Remote Control Unit is set to
MANUAL.
T: ATW is being used.
qg Filter indicator
This indicator indicates the currently selected filter types.
qh 16:9 mode indicator (DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP
only)
This indicates the 16:9 mode.
qj Time code indicator
This indicates the time code, user bits or other information selected by
the DISPLAY switch and DATA DISPLAY switch settings.
For more information, see the section “Relationships between the DISPLAY switch
and DATA DISPLAY switch settings and the time counter displays” (page 2-41).
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qk ID number indicator
This indicates the ID number selected from ID1 to ID4. This indicator is
recorded together with the color bars.
ql Date and time indicator
This shows the date and time of recording. This indicator is recorded
together with the color bars
4
w; Model name and serial number indicator
This displays the model name and serial number of the camcorder. This
indicator is recorded together with the color bars.
4-8-2 Selecting the Display Items
To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen from the VF
DISP page, turn on or off the indication next to each item. Selection of
the following items can be turned on or off on the VF DISP 1/2 and 2/2
pages.
• Display mode (For more information, see Section 4-8-3 “Display
Mode and Setting Change and Adjustment Progress Messages” (page
4-61).)
• Extender indicator
• Zoom position indicator
• Filter indicator
• White balance memory indicator
• Gain indicator
• Shutter speed and mode indicator
• Remaining tape indicator
• Iris opening indicator
Selecting the display items
Follow the procedure below to select the items to be displayed on the
viewfinder screen.
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1,2,5
4
4
3
Selecting the display items
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears).
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the VF DISP 1/2 or 2/2 page shown below appears (or use the rotary
encoder).
Display mode
?E04*VF DISP 1/2
DISP MODE
EXTENDER
ZOOM
:
:
:
3
ON
ON
Extender indicator
Zoom position indicator
VF DISP 1/2 page (factory settings)
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Filter indicator
White balance memory indicator
?E05*VF DISP 2/2
FILTER
WHITE
GAIN
SHUTTER
AUDIO
TAPE
IRIS
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
Gain indicator
Shutter speed/mode indicator
Monitor audio level indicator
Remaining tape indicator
Iris opening indicator
4
VF DISP 2/2 page (factory settings)
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the desired item (or use the rotary encoder).
4
Turn the rotary encoder to select whether the selected item should
appear in the viewfinder display (the “ON” setting), or not appear
(the “OFF” setting).
Note that pushing the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch to
CANCEL/PRST on this page has no effect.
To turn the setting of another item ON or OFF, repeat steps 3 and 4.
5
To end the menu operation, return the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE
switch to OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen (when the viewfinder
DISPLAY switch is set to ON).
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4-8-3 Display Mode and Setting Change and
Adjustment Progress Messages
You can limit or suppress the messages that give details of setting
changes and adjustment progress and results by setting a display mode.
The conditions under which messages are displayed and their
correspondence with the display mode are as follows:
Setting change and adjustment progress messages and display modes
Y: Message is displayed.
N: Message is not displayed.
Message display
condition
Message
Display mode
setting
1
2
3
When the filter selection
has been changed
FILTER : n (where n = 1, 2, 3,
4)
N
N
Y
When the gain setting
has been changed
GAIN : n (where n = –3dB,
0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB,12dB,
18dB, 24dB, 30dB, 36dB,
42dB, 48dB)
N
N
Y
When the setting of the
WHITE BAL switch has
been changed
WHITE : n (where n = A CH,
B CH, PRST) or ATW : RUN
N
N
Y
When the OUTPUT/
DCC selector has been
set to DCC ON or OFF
DCC : ON (or OFF)
N
Y
Y
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4
Setting change and adjustment progress messages and display modes
Y: Message is displayed.
N: Message is not displayed.
4
Message display
condition
Message
Display mode
setting
1
2
3
When the shutter speed
and mode setting has
been changed a)
: SS : 1/100 (DVW-707/
709WS/790WS) or 1/60
(DVW-707P/709WSP/
790WSP) (or 1/125, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000, CLS, ECS b), EVS)
N
Y
Y
When the black or white
balance has been
adjusted
E.g. WHITE : OK
N
Y
Y
For more informarion, see
Section 4-1 “Adjusting the Black
Balance and the White Balance”
(page 4-1).
a) This is also displayed for about 3 seconds when the SHUTTER selector is set to
ON.
b) DVW-790WS/790WSP only
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Changing the display mode
The currently set display mode appears on the VF DISP page of the setup
menu. Follow the procedure below to change it.
1,4
2,3
4
1
Changing the display mode
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 in Section 4-8-2 “Selecting the Display Items”
(page 4-58), until the VF DISP 1/2 page of the setup menu is on the
viewfinder screen and the cursor is at DISP MODE.
2
Press the rotary encoder so that a question mark appears to the left of
the display mode indication, then turn the rotary encoder to change
the display mode selection.
3
When the setting is completed, press the rotary encoder.
The question mark to the left of the display mode indication
disappears.
4
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
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4-8-4 Setting the Marker Display
Use the MARKER 1/3 page of the setup menu to switch the display of
the center and safety zone markers on or off and to select whether the
area indicated by the safety zone marker is 80%, 90% or 100% of the
screen area.
Setting the marker display
4
Follow the procedure below to set details of the marker display.
1,2,5
4
3
Setting the marker display
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears.)
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the MARKER 1/3 page shown on the next page appears (or use the
rotary encoder).
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ON/OFF of safety zone marker indicator
E01*MARKER 1/3
pSAFETY
SAFETY
CENTER
CENTER
CENTER
ZONE
AREA
H
V
:
:
:
:
:
ON
90%
ON
0
0
Safety zone area setting
ON/OFF of center marker indicator
Setting of display position of center
marker (horizontal)
Setting of display position of center
marker (vertical)
MARKER 1/3 page (factory settings)
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the desired item (or use the rotary encoder).
4
For each item, operate the rotary encoder as follows (directions
indicated as seen from the front of the camera).
CENTER or SAFETY ZONE selections: For an “ON” display
setting, turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise; for an “OFF”
display setting, turn the rotary encoder clockwise.
SAFETY AREA selection: To set the safety zone to 100% of the
screen area, turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise, and to set
the safety zone to 80% of the screen area, turn the rotary
encoder clockwise.
CENTER H selection: To move the center marker to the right in
the viewfinder, turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise, and to
move the center marker to the left in the viewfinder, turn the
rotary encoder clockwise.
CENTER V selection: To move the center marker up in the
viewfinder, turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise, and to
move the center marker down in the viewfinder, turn the rotary
encoder clockwise.
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4
If any of the above selections is set to ON, the corresponding marker
is displayed.
4
Note that the CANCEL and PRESET functions can also be used for
the CENTER H and CENTER V selections.
If the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch is pressed twice to
CANCEL/PRST, all the previous settings are canceled. If the switch
is pressed twice more to CANCEL/PRST, the settings are reset to
their initial values.
5
To end the menu operation, return the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE
switch to OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
4-8-5 Recording Superimposed Shot Data in
Color Bars
In the setup menu SHOT DISP. page, you can select which shot data is
recorded superimposed on the color bars. You can also select which of
the shot IDs (1 to 4) set in the SHOT DATA page is recorded
superimposed on the picture.
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Use the following procedure.
1,2,6
4
4
3,5
Selecting the shot data for superimposed recording
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The last page accessed appears in the viewfinder display (initially
the SHOT DATA page appears).
2
Press the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly toward the
PAGE position (or use the rotary encoder) until the SHOT DISP.
page appears, as shown below.
?E08*SHOT DISP.
DATE
TIME
MODEL NAME
SERIAL NO.
CASSETTE NO.
SHOT NO.
ID SELECT
:
:
:
:
:
:
;
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
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3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly toward
the ITEM position until the cursor is positioned to the left of the
item you wish to set (or use the rotary encoder).
The items and their meanings are as follows:
DATE: date
TIME: time
MODEL NAME: model name
SERIAL NO.: serial number
CASSETTE NO.: cassette number
SHOT NO.: shot number
ID SELECT: shot ID set in SHOT DATA page
4
Next press the rotary encoder so that a question mark appears to the
left of the selected item.
4
Turn the rotary encoder to select whether or not to record the
selected item superimposed on the picture.
To carry out superimposed recording: turn the rotary encoder
counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera to select
“ON”.
Not to carry out superimposed recording: turn the rotary encoder
clockwise as seen from the front of the camera to select “OFF”.
In the ID SELECT item, in order not to carry out superimposed
recording of any shot ID, select “OFF”, and to carry out
superimposed recording of a shot ID, select the shot ID number (1 to
4).
To set other items on or off, continue to step 5. If all item settings
are complete, skip to step 6 to end the process.
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5
Press the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch toward the ITEM
position (or use the rotary encoder), to advance the cursor to the next
position, then return to step 4 to make the next on/off setting.
6
To exit from the menu, return the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
the OFF position.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen.
To carry out superimposed recording
To actually record the items selected for superimposed recording in the
SHOT DISP. page, set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to BARS, DCC OFF.
The items selected for superimposed recording appear in the viewfinder
screen and are recorded superimposed on the picture.
4-8-6 Setting the Shot ID
In the SHOT ID page of the setup menu, you can set a shot ID, of up to
12 alphanumeric characters, spaces, and symbols.
When the OUTPUT/DCC switch is set to BARS, DCC OFF, this shot ID
is output with the color bar signal. The shot ID comprises ID1 to ID4,
and the setting can be changed using the SHOT DISP. page of the setup
menu.
Notes
• To display the shot ID, set the TEST OUT item in the FUNCTION 1/2
page of the setup menu to ENC, and make the signal output from the
TEST OUT connector a composite signal.
For information about the TEST OUT page, see Section 4-9-3 “Selecting the Test
Output” (page 4-83).
• When the setup menu is displayed, the shot ID is not displayed even if
the color bar signal is output.
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4
Setting the shot ID
Follow the procedure below to set the shot ID.
1,2,7
4,5,6
4
3,5
Setting the shot ID
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered page of the currently selected pages for
configuring the menu appears).
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the SHOT ID page shown below appears (or use the rotary encoder).
?E07*SHOT ID
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
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o
:ABC:
:
:
Shot ID
(Squares indicate spaces;
they are displayed this way
only on this menu page.)
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3
Press the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly toward
the ITEM position, until the ID (one of ID-1 to ID-4) you wish to set
has the cursor to the left of it (or use the rotary encoder).
When you press the rotary encoder once more, a question mark
appears by the selected ID, and a character position selection cursor
(Ø) also appears (the character setting mode).
4
Press the rotary encoder repeatedly until the character position
cursor indicates the character you wish to set.
4
Each time you press the rotary encoder, the cursor moves one
position to the right. If you press it when the cursor is at the right
end, the cursor disappears, the camcorder exits from the character
setting mode.
5
Turn the rotary encoder until the character you wish to set appears.
Turn the rotary encoder clockwise as seen from the front of the
camera to cycle the character from the alphabet, through space (s),
the symbols, and the digits, in that order. Turn the rotary encoder
counterclockwise to cycle through the characters in the reverse
direction.
It is also possible to enter a space when the character position cursor
(Ø) is in the required character position, by pressing the MENU
CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch toward the CANCEL/PRST position.
To set more characters, go to step 6, and to end character setting go to
step 7.
6
Press the rotary encoder to advance the character position cursor to
the next position, then return to step 5 to set a character.
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7
To end the menu operation, return the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE
switch to OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
4
Deleting a character
Follow the procedure below.
?E07*SHOT ID
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
o
:ABC:
:
:
?E07*SHOT ID
1
ID-1
ID-2
ID-3
ID-4
o
: BC:
:
:
2,3
Deleting a character
1
Move the cursor (↓) to the position of the character to be deleted.
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2
Press the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch to CANCEL/PRST.
The character below the character position cursor disappears, and is
replaced by a space (s).
3
(1) To delete another character, press the rotary encoder repeatedly
until the cursor is at the position of the character to be deleted.
(2) Return to step 2 to delete the character.
4
4-8-7 Displaying Time Code and Other
Information
In the setup menu OPERATION 2 page, you can select information to be
displayed in the viewfinder and output from the TEST OUT connector.
Use the following procedure.
1,2,5
4
3
Settings to select whether or not to display or output time code and so forth
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The last page accessed appears in the viewfinder display. When this
menu is first used, the lowest-numbered on of the currently selected
pages appears.
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2
Press the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch toward the PAGE position
(or use the rotary encoder) until the OPERATION 2 page appears, as
shown below.
E37*OPERATION 2
AWB LEVEL GATE :
COLOR VF
:
REC TALLY
:
pTIME
TIME CODE DISP :
ON
COMP
UPPER
OFF
4
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch toward the ITEM
position.
Next press the rotary encoder, to display a question mark to the left
of “TIME CODE DISP”.
4
5
Turn the rotary encoder to select whether or not to display or output
the time code and other information.
To display or output the information: turn the rotary encoder
counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera to select
one of the following settings.
• VF: display in the viewfinder.
• TEST: output from the TEST OUT connector.
• BOTH: display in the viewfinder and output from the TEST
OUT connector.
To neither display nor output the information: turn the rotary
encoder clockwise as seen from the front of the camera to select
“OFF”.
To exit from the menu, return the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
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The set up menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the displays
indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along the top and
bottom of the viewfinder screen.
Selecting information to display
Use the DISPLAY and DATA DISPLAY switches to select the
information to display from the following.
• time code
• CTL
• user bits
• shot data date and time
• cassette number and shot number from shot data
4
For details, see the section “Time code displays” (page 2-40).
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4-9 Adjustments and Settings
From the Setup Menu
The camcorder provides a menu for adjustments and settings. The basic
method of using this setup menu was described in Section 4-6-2 “Basic
Use of the Setup Menu” (page 4-43). This section elaborates how to use
the setup menu to carry out each adjustment and setting.
The adjustments and settings provided by the setup menu are listed
below.
4
Adjustments and settings provided by the setup menu
Item
Page name
Reference
Setting of the GAIN
selector values
MASTER GAIN
4-9-1 “Setting the GAIN
Selector Values”
Selection of shutter mode SHUTTER SPEED
and speed
4-2 “Setting the
Electronic Shutter”
Manipulation of setup
card
4-11 “Using the Setup
Card”
Selection of required
functions
SETUP CARD
FUNCTION 1/2
Maintenance Manual
FUNCTION 2/2
4-9-2 “Selecting the
Functions”
Selection of the aspect
ratio
(DVW-709WS/709WSP/
790WS/790WSP only)
WIDE SCREEN
4-9-4 “Selecting the
aspect ratio
(DVW-709WS/709WSP/
790WS/790WSP only)”
Level adjustment
LEVEL 1 to12
Maintenance Manual
Refer to “maintenance manual” for procedures of other adjustments and settings.
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4-9-1 Setting the GAIN Selector Values
Before using the camcorder, use the MASTER GAIN page of the setup
menu to set the gains corresponding to the L, M, and H positions of the
GAIN selector and the TURBO GAIN switch, which switches the gain
of the video amplifier.
Setting the GAIN selector values
Follow the procedure below to set a gain value for each switch position.
1,2,7
4,5,6
3
Setting the GAIN selector values
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears.)
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the MASTER GAIN page shown on the next page appears (or use
the rotary encoder).
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4
?E06*MASTER GAIN
LOW
MID
HIGH
TURBO
4
:
:
:
:
0dB
9dB
18dB
42dB
Gain corresponding to L position of GAIN
selector
Gain corresponding to M position of GAIN
selector
Gain corresponding to H position of GAIN
selector
Gain corresponding to TURBO GAIN button
selection
MASTER GAIN page (factory settings)
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the desired position (LOW, MID, HIGH or
TURBO) (or use the rotary encoder).
4
Press the rotary encoder, to display a question mark to the left of the
display.
5
Turn the rotary encoder to display the gain value you wish to select.
Any of –3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, or 48 dB can be set for
each of the L, M, and H positions, in any sequence.
For TURBO, any of –3, 0, 3, 6, ..., 30, 36 , 42, or 48 dB 1) can be
selected.
Press the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch to CANCEL/PRST
to reset the gains to the factory set values (L = 0 dB, M = 9 dB, H =
18 dB, and TURBO = 42 dB).
To change the gain corresponding to another switch position, return
to step 3.
....................................................................................................................................
1) Video gain boosted from 30 dB to 36, 42, or 48 dB by combining blocks of 2, 4,
or 8 adjacent pixels of the CCD.
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If the settings of the GAIN selector values have been changed, the
black set must also be adjusted.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
6
Press the rotary encoder, so that the question mark disappears.
7
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
4-9-2 Selecting the Functions
Use the FUNCTION 2/2 page of the setup menu to select the camcorder
functions related to return video signal.
Selecting required functions
Follow the procedure below to select the required functions.
1,2,7
4,5,6
3
Selecting required functions
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4
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears.)
2
4
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the FUNCTION 2/2 page shown below appears (or use the rotary
encoder).
?E13*FUNCTION 2/2
GENLOCK
:
CAM RET.
:
FILTER INT.
:
FIELD/FRAME
:
A.IRIS OVERRIDE:
DCCFUNCTION SEL:
VTR MODE MODE :
RECINHIBIT(CCU):
ASSIGNABLE SW :
ON
OFF
OFF
FLD
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
Function names
FUNCTION 2/2 page (factory settings)
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the item whose setting you want to change
(or use the rotary encoder).
4
Press the rotary encoder, to display a question mark to the left of the
display.
5
Turn the rotary encoder to change the setting of the selected
function.
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GENLOCK: To use the signal input to the GENLOCK IN
connector as a camera genlock signal or for an external time
code lock (the “ON” setting), turn the rotary encoder
counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera, and in
order not to use it (the “OFF” setting), turn the rotary encoder
clockwise.
CAM RET.: To display the return video signal input to the
GENLOCK IN connector on the viewfinder screen by using the
RET button on the lens (the “ON” setting), turn the rotary
encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera,
and in order not to display it (the “OFF” setting), turn the rotary
encoder clockwise.
FILTER INH.: To restrict the number of white balance memories
to one each for A and B (the “ON” setting), turn the rotary
encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camera,
and in order not to restrict the number in this way (the “OFF”
setting), turn the rotary encoder clockwise.
FIELD/FRAME: Switches between field (FLD) and frame (FRM)
for the method of charge accumulation of the CCD sensor.
For details of menu operation, refer to “maintenance manual.”
A. IRIS OVERRIDE: To make fine adjustment of the reference
value for automatic iris adjustment (the “ON” setting), turn the
rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front of the
camera, and in order not to make fine adjustment (the “OFF”
setting), turn the rotary encoder clockwise.
See Section 4-3 “Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris
Adjustment” (page 4-21) for more information about fine adjustment of
the reference value of the automatic iris adjustment.
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4
4
DCC FUNCTION SEL: Specifies either the activation of the DCC or
a knee fixed at D Range 600% when the DCC is selected. Select
FIX if you don’t want too sharp a change in image contrast.
VTR MODE: Enables the REC switch on the camcorder and the
REC switch on an external VTR to function independently
when the camcorder is connected to the external VTR via the
TRIAX connector on a CA-702/702P.
REC INHIBIT (CCU): The VTR section on the camcorder and the 5inch viewfinder (or color viewfinder) cannot be used while the
camcorder is connected to a camera control unit via the TRIAX
connector on a CA-755. If you are using a 5-inch viewfinder (or
color viewfinder), turn REC INHIBIT (CCU) to ON. If you want
to record using the VTR section, turn the REC INHIBIT (CCU) to
OFF.
Note
When the camera control unit is connected to the camcorder, the
playback and rec review functions cannot be used.
ASSIGNABLE SW: Sets the functions assigned to the
ASSIGNABLE button on the side of the camcorder.
OFF: Disables the button.
ATW: Assigns the auto-tracing white balance function.
RET: Assigns the return function.
REC: Assigns the VTR START function (page 2-25).
TURBO: Assigns the turbo gain function (page 2-20).
AUDIO: Displays the audio mode on the viewfinder screen.
LOOPR: (This setting is possible only when the BKDW-703 is
installed.) Assigns the Loop Rec mode ON or OFF function.
When the Loop Rec time is set to OFF on the OPERATION 2
page, pressing the button alternately selects Loop Rec time 4
and OFF. If the Loop Rec time is set to something other than
OFF on the OPERATION 2 page, then pressing the button
will toggle the setting between the selected Loop Rec time
and OFF.
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F.SHT: (Only when the BKDW-705 is installed) Assigns the
ON or OFF function for the frame shutter.
Notes
• When a remote control unit is connected to the camcorder, the
settings of the FILTER INH. and the IRIS OVERRIDE cannot be
changed from the remote control unit. These items appear on the
menu, but the cursor skips them so that they cannot be selected.
• Pushing the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch to
CANCEL/PRST has no effect on the FUNCTION 2/2 page.
To change the setting of another function, return to step 3.
6
Press the rotary encoder, so that the question mark disappears.
7
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
4-9-3 Selecting the Test Output
Use the TEST OUT page of the setup menu to select the type of video
signal to be output from the TEST OUT connector.
Follow the procedure below to select the test output signal.
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4
1,2,7
4,5,6
4
3
Selecting the test output
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears.)
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the FUNCTION 1/2 page shown on the next page appears (or use
the rotary encoder).
?E12*FUNCTION 1/2
TEST OUT
:
DETAIL
:
APERTURE
:
SKIN TONE DTL :
MATRIX
:
GAMMA
:
BLACK GAMMA
:
CHROMA
:
TEST SAW
:
CROSS COLOR FLT:
ENO
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
Composite video
signal output
a) DVW-707/709WS/790WS
only
FUNCTION 1/2 page (factory settings)
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3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the desired output (or use the rotary
encoder).
Note that the test output signal reverts to ENC (encoded) every time
the camcorder is switched on.
4
Press the rotary encoder to display a question mark to the left of the
display.
5
Turn the rotary encoder to select the desired output.
The R-G and B-G signal outputs can be selected only when R-G/BG SEL on the OPERATION 1 page is set to ON.
Refer to“maintenance manual” for information about the OPERATION
MODE page.
6
Press the rotary encoder, so that the question mark disappears.
7
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
4-9-4 Selecting the Aspect Ratio (DVW-709WS/
709WSP/790WS/790WSP Only)
Use the WIDE SCREEN page of the setup menu to select the aspect ratio
of the video output signal and other related items.
Selecting required functions
Follow the procedure below to select the required function.
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4
1,2,5
4
4
3
Selecting the aspect ratio
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears.)
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly toward PAGE
until the WIDE SCREEN page (see next page) appears (or use the
rotary encoder).
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Aspect ratio selection
?E14*WIDE SCREEN
16:9/4:3 MODE :
VF ASPECT
:
BOX/4:3/14:9LMT:
"16:9"BARS ID :
"16:9"VF ID
:
16:9
AUTO
BOX
OFF
OFF
Viewfinder aspect ratio
Box cursor setting
16:9 mode indicator in color bars
16:9 mode display on viewfinder
screen
WIDE SCREEN page (factory settings)
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly toward
ITEM until the cursor reaches the item whose setting you want to
change (or use the rotary encoder).
4
Use the rotary encoder to change the setting of the selected item.
16:9/4:3 MODE: Turn the rotary encoder clockwise to select a 16:9
aspect ratio, or counterclockwise to select a 4:3 aspect ratio.
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4
4
VF ASPECT: Turn the rotary encoder clockwise to change the
aspect ratio of the viewfinder screen to that selected by 16:9/4:3
MODE (AUTO), or counterclockwise to fix the aspect ratio of
the viewfinder screen at 4:3 (4:3) regardless of the 16:9/4:3
MODE setting.
To fix the aspect ratio at 16:9 (16:9A or 16:9B), turn the rotary
encoder further counterclockwise.
When the 16:9/4:3 MODE is set to 4:3 with the VF ASPECT set
to 16:9A or 16:9B, then the viewfinder shows the whole of the
original 16:9 mode picture in the 16:9 mode frame.
When the VF ASPECT is set to 16:9A, a marker indicating the
4:3 mode picture output area appears in the 16:9 mode frame.
When the VF ASPECT is set to 16:9B, the VF signal level
outside the current safety zone area (100%, 90% or 80%) drops
to a half regardless of whether the SAFETY ZONE setting is
ON or OFF.
If you are using the BVF-VC10W Color Viewfinder with the
picture output to the viewfinder in 4:3 mode, setting the VF
ASPECT to 16:9A or 16:9B disables the viewfinder from
showing the picture correctly.
BOX/4:3 /14:9 LMT: Turn the rotary encoder clockwise to display
the box cursor on the viewfinder screen (BOX). Turn the rotary
encoder counterclockwise to display a 4:3 mode area on the
16:9 mode viewfinder screen (4:3). Turn the rotary encoder,
and further counterclockwise to display a 14:9 mode area.
“16:9” BARS ID: Turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise to
record a 16:9 mode indicator in color bars (ON), or clockwise
not to record it in color bars (OFF).
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COLOR BAR (SMPTE type)
W
Y
C
G
M
R
B
16:9
4
–I
W
Q
COLOR BAR (EBU type)
W
Y
C
G
M
R
B
16:9
“16:9” indicator on the color bar display
“16:9” VF ID: Turn the rotary encoder counterclockwise to keep a
16:9 mode indicator displayed on the the viewfinder screen
when the 16:9 mode is selected (ON), or clockwise not to
display the 16:9 mode indicator on the viewfinder screen (OFF).
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Notes
• The BOX CURSOR setting on the MARKER 2/3 page is cancelled in
the following cases.
— The BOX/4:3/14:9 LMT setting is 4:3 or 14:9.
— The 16:9/4:3 MODE setting is 4:3 with the VF ASPECT set to
16:9.
• The LEVEL 1 page can be individually set for both 16:9 and 4:3 mode.
4
To change the setting of another function, return to step 3.
5
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder screen.
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4-9-5 Setting the color temperature manually
You can adjust the value of the white balance manually by setting the
color temperature.
This setting is done in engineer mode. To change the camcorder to
engineer mode, turn the power off, then turn it on again while pressing
down the rotary encoder.
To do this setting in user mode, go to MENU SELECT 4 in engineer
mode or store this item in the CAMERAMAN menu.
For more details on this setting, refer to “maintenance manual.”
For information about the CAMERAMAN menu settings, see section 4-9-7 “Setting
the CAMERAMAN menu” (page 4-95).
3
1,2
5
4
1
Set the camcorder to the engineer mode and turn the MENU ON/
OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
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4
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly toward PAGE
(or press the rotary encoder) until the PRESET WHT page (shown
below) appears.
E35*PRESET WHT
pCOLOR
COLOR TEMP.
FINE
R GAIN
B GAIN
<P>:?
<P>:
<P>:
<P>:
6324
0
69
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4
3
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
Note
If the WHTE BAL switch is not set to PRST when you operate the
camcorder, the adjustment value will not be reflected in the output
signal.
4
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly towards
ITEM (or press the rotary encoder) until the cursor reaches the item
that you want to change.
5
Turn the rotary encoder to change the setting of the selected item.
COLOR TEMP: Sets the color temperature for the preset value.
Adjust the value while looking at the real image because error
tends to be bigger for adjustment of high color temperature.
FINE: Adjusts the value more precisely when the adjustment
through COLOR TEMP is not satisfactory.
R GAIN: Only the value of R GAIN is changed.
B GAIN: Only the value of B GAIN is changed.
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4-9-6 Specifying an offset for the auto white
balance setting
By setting an offset for the value of auto white balance, you can make
the picture warmer or colder.
This setting is done in engineer mode. To change the camcorder to
engineer mode, turn the power off, then turn it on again while pressing
down the rotary encoder.
To do this setting in user mode, go to MENU SELECT 4 in engineer
mode.
For details on this setting, refer to “maintenance manual.”
3
1,2
5
4
1
Set the camcorder to engineer mode and turn the MENU ON/OFF/
PAGE switch to ON.
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4
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly toward PAGE
(or press the rotary encoder) until the OFFSET WHT page (shown
below) appears.
E34*OFFSET WHT
pOFFSET
OFFSET WHITE<A>:?
WARM-COOL
<A>:
FINE
<A>:
OFFSET WHITE<B>:
WARM-COOL
<B>:
FINE
<B>:
4
3
ON
0
0
OFF
0
0
Set the WHITE BAL switch to channel A or B.
Note
If the WHITE BAL switch is not set to A or B when you operate the
camcorder, the adjustment value will not be reflected in the output
signal.
4
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly toward
ITEM (or turn the rotary encoder) until the cursor specifies the item
you want to change.
5
Turn the rotary encoder to change the setting of the selected
function, as follows.
OFFSET WHITE<A>: Turns the setting of the offset for channel A
ON or OFF.
WARM-COOL<A>: While looking at the image, adjust channel A
by turning the rotary encoder towards + (to produce a warm
image) or towards – (for a cool image).
FINE<A>: Adjusts the value more precisely if the adjustment by
WARM-COOL<A> is not satisfactory.
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OFFSET WHITE <B>: Turns the setting of the offset for channel
B ON or OFF.
WARM-COOL<B>: While looking at the image, adjust channel B
by turning the rotary encoder towards + (to produce a warm
image) or towards – (for a cool image).
FINE<B>: Adjusts the value more precisely if the adjustment by
WARM-COOL<B> is not satisfactory.
4-9-7 Setting the CAMERAMAN menu
4
You can recall your frequently used menu items quickly by storing these
menu items in CAMERAMAN menu (up to 5 pages).
A maximum of 10 items can be stored in each page. If you try to store
more than 10 items on 1 page, only first 10 items input will be stored.
Normal operations are disabled while you are storing items in
CAMERAMAN menu. After setting the CAMERAMAN menu,
be sure to turn the power off, then on again.
To change to CAMERAMAN menu storage mode
Turn the power off. Then turn the power on again while pressing the
ASSIGNABLE button.
When “C01∗MARKER 1/3” appears on the MENU screen, the
camcorder is in CAMERAMAN menu storage mode.
Note
The MARKER 1/3 page may not appear if you release the
ASSIGNABLE button too soon.
Turn the power off and try again.
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?C01*MARKER 1/3
SAFETY
SAFETY
CENTER
CENTER
CENTER
ZONE
AREA
H
V
:
:
:
:
:
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
4
1
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly toward PAGE
(or turn the rotary encoder) until the page that contains the item you
want to store appears .
C01*MARKER 1/3
SAFETY
SAFETY
pCENTER
CENTER
CENTER
CENTER
2
ZONE
AREA
H
V
:
:
:
:
:
OFF
OFF
1
OFF
OFF
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly toward
ITEM (or turn the rotary encoder) until the cursor is beside the item.
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C21*LEVEL 4
MASTER BLACK
:
pMASTER
MASTER GAMMA
:
MASTER BLK GAMMA:
KNEE POINT
:
KNEE SLOPE
:
KNEE SATURATION :
KNEE
:
WHITE CLIP
:
WHITE CLIP LEVEL:
1
1
OFF
98%
0
0
OFF
OFF
OFF
4
3
Use the rotary encoder to specify the page number (1 to 5) to be
stored to.
To cancel the storage procedure, specify OFF.
4
Turn the power off, then on again.
After storage has been completed
CAMERAMAN menu (1 to 5) page appears, followed by MARKER 1/3
page.
? U1*CAMERAMAN 1
CENTER
MASTER BLACK
MASTER GAMMA
:
:
:
OFF
0
0
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Notes
• The CAMERAMAN menu pages will not appear if no items have been
stored.
• If the settings in CAMERAMAN menu 1 to 5 (of MENU SELECT 5 in
engineer mode) are OFF, the CAMERAMAN menu pages will not
appear even if items are stored.
For more details, refer to “maintenance manual.”
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4-10 VTR Menu Display in the
Display Panel
When the camcorder is stopped, hold down the ADVANCE button and
press the SHIFT button for at least one second to display the VTR menu
in the display panel.
Using the VTR menu, you can carry out with ease some of the system
settings, including adjusting the internal clock, which are possible in the
diagnosis mode.
4-10-1 Configuration and Functions of the VTR
Menu
The VTR menu consists of six submenus, identified by menu numbers,
and numbers 3 to 6 of these each include a number of items.
VTR menu items and functions
Menu
number
Item
Function
1
TIME SET
Check and update the internal clock time.
2
DATE SET
Check and update the internal clock date.
3
REC START/STOP
TONE
Select whether to sound a tone on
starting and stopping recording.
AUTO SHOT NO.
RESET
Select whether to automatically reset the
shot number when a new cassette is
loaded.
SHOT TIME DISP
SEL
Select how to display the shot date and
time in the display panel.
SHOT NO. REGENE Specifies whether the shot number is
continuously recorded or not.
UBIT GROUP ID SET Specifies whether the user bit group ID is
set or not.
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4
Menu
number
4
4
5
6
Item
Function
LTC UBIT
Select the contents of the LTC user bits.
LTC UBIT MARKER
Select which LTC user bit markers to
record.
REC START
MARKER
Select whether to record recording start
markers.
SHOT MARKER 1
Select whether to record shot markers 1.
SHOT MARKER 2
Select whether to record shot markers 2.
VITC UBIT
Select information to be recorded in the
VITC user bits.
SHOT DATA
Select the VITC UBIT DATA mode.
WATCH IC REVISE
Check and update the internal clock
adjustment.
4-10-2 Using the VTR Menu
To access the VTR menu, hold down the ADVANCE button and press
the SHIFT button for at least one second.
For operations within the VTR menu, use the SHIFT, ADVANCE,
HOLD, and RESET buttons.
To exit the VTR menu, hold down the ADVANCE button and press the
SHIFT button.
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DISPLAY
WARNING
DIAG PB VITC NDF EXT-LK
HOLD
0
FRM
E xxxxxxx F
RF
SERVO
ADVANCE
HUMID
CH-1
•
•
•
0
•
10
•
•
•
DF
NDF
•
10
AUTO
MANUAL
CLOCK
DIAG
•
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
•
•
•
0
PRESET
REGEN
•
•
SHIFT
button
4
CH-2
LEVEL
•
•
•
LIGHT
ON
OFF
•
1PEAK dB2
SLACK
SHIFT
ADVANCE button
20
30
40
•
BATT
•
SEC
E xxxxxxx B
•
RESET button
MIN
TAPE
•
H
RESET
10
•
HOLD button
CTL
TC
DATA
OVER EMPH OVER
V
00:00:00:00 H
HOLD
AUDIO SELECT
AUDIO IN
DATA
DISPLAY
U-BIT
SHOT
TIME
NO.
FRONT
REAR
CUE IN
MIX
CH-1
CH-2
Buttons used in the VTR menu
Operations in the VTR menu relating to the internal clock
Menu numbers 1, 2 and 6 are for settings relating to the internal clock.
The following summarizes the procedure in these menus.
1
Access the VTR menu.
2
For menu numbers 2 and 6, press the ADVANCE button to move to
the required menu number.
3
Press the SHIFT button.
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4
Change the internal clock setting as required.
5
Press the SHIFT button.
6
Exit the VTR menu.
For details of operation for menu numbers 1, 2, and 6, see the respective sections,
“Changing the time setting of the internal clock” (page 4-106), “Changing the date
setting of the internal clock” (page 4-107), and “Changing the internal clock
adjustment” (page 4-111).
4
Operations in the VTR menu not relating to the internal clock
Menu numbers 3 to 5 each include a number of functions. Each setting
is generally a binary choice (such as ON/OFF), but some settings have
three choices.
The following summarizes the procedure in these menus.
1
Access the VTR menu.
2
Press the ADVANCE button to move to the required menu number.
3
Press the SHIFT button repeatedly until the setting you wish to
change is flashing.
4
Press the ADVANCE button to change the setting.
5
Press the SHIFT button to advance to the last function in this
submenu.
6
Press the SHIFT button once more.
7
Exit the VTR menu.
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Menu item settings and indications in the display panel
TIME SET
Setting
Indication
Internal clock time
1:xx xx xx
DATE SET
Setting
Indication
Internal clock date
2:xx xx xx
4
REC START/STOP TONE
Setting
Indication
No tone on starting and stopping
recording
3:0xx
Sound tone on starting and
stopping recording
3:1xx
AUTO SHOT NO. RESET
Setting
Indication
Reset shot number when new
cassette loaded
3:x0x
Do not reset shot number when
new cassette loaded
3:x1x
SHOT TIME DISP SEL
Setting
Indication
Show shot time as “month-day:hour-minute”
3:xx0
Show shot time as “day-month:hour-minute”
3:xx1
Show shot time as “day:hour-minute-second”
3:xx2
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SHOT NO. REGENE
Setting
Indication
The shot number is recorded continuously.
3:xxx0
The shot number is not recorded continuously.
3:xxx1
UBIT GROUP ID SET
Setting
4
Indication
The UBIT group ID is not set.
3:xxxx0
The UBIT group ID is set.
3:xxxx1
LTC UBIT
Setting
Indication
Set LTC user bits to fixed user bit values
4:0xxxx
Set LTC user bits to real time
4:1xxxx
Record shot data in LTC user bits
4:2xxxx
LTC UBIT MARKER
Setting
Indication
LTC user bit marker recording determined by
REC START MARKER and GOOD SHOT
MARKER items
4:x0xxx
Both markers (REC START MARKER and GOOD
SHOT MARKER) recorded in LTC user bits
4:x1xxx
No markers recorded in LTC user bits
4:x2xxx
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REC START MARKER1)
Setting
Indication
Recording start marker recorded in user bits
4:x00xx
Recording start marker not recorded in user bits
4:x01xx
1) This switch is effective when the LTC UBIT MARKER setting is 0 (“SW”).
SHOT MARKER 12)
Setting
Indication
Shot marker 1 recorded in user bits
4:x0x0x
Shot marker 1 not recorded in user bits
4:x0x1x
4
2) This switch is effective when the LTC UBIT MARKER setting is 0 (“SW”).
SHOT MARKER 23)
Setting
Indication
Shot marker 2 recorded in user bits
4:x0xx0
Shot marker 2 not recorded in user bits
4:x0xx1
3) This switch is effective when the LTC UBIT MARKER setting is 0 (“SW”).
VITC UBIT
Setting
Indication
Set VITC user bits to fixed user bit values
5:0x
Set VITC user bits to real time
5:1x
Record shot data in VITC user bits
5:2x
SHOT DATA
Setting
Indication
Use standard mode for shot data
5:20
Use extended mode for shot data
5:21
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WATCH IC REVISE
Setting
Indication
Adjustment for internal clock (frames/hour)
6:xxx
4-10-3 Example Operations in the VTR Menu
This section describes typical examples of setting operations carried out
using the VTR menu.
4
Changing the time setting of the internal clock
1
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button for at
least one second.
This displays the VTR menu.
2
Press the SHIFT button.
The hours indication flashes.
3
Set the hours value.
To increase the value, press the ADVANCE button.
To decrease the value, hold down the HOLD button and press the
ADVANCE button.
4
Press the SHIFT button.
The minutes indication flashes.
5
Set the minutes value.
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To increase the value, press the ADVANCE button.
To decrease the value, hold down the HOLD button and press the
ADVANCE button.
6
Press the RESET button to set the seconds value to 00.
If before you press the RESET button the seconds value is less than
30, the minutes value does not change. If before you press the
RESET button the seconds value is 30 or more, the minutes value is
incremented by 1 at the moment the seconds value changes to 00.
7
Press the SHIFT button.
The corrected time appears in the display.
8
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button to
exit the VTR menu.
Changing the date setting of the internal clock
1
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button for at
least one second.
This displays the VTR menu.
2
Press the ADVANCE button once.
This moves to DATE SET.
3
Press the SHIFT button.
The year indication flashes.
4
Set the year.
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4
To increase the value, press the ADVANCE button.
To decrease the value, hold down the HOLD button and press the
ADVANCE button.
5
Press the SHIFT button.
The month indication flashes.
4
6
Set the month.
To increase the value, press the ADVANCE button.
To decrease the value, hold down the HOLD button and press the
ADVANCE button.
7
Press the SHIFT button.
The day indication flashes.
8
Set the day.
To increase the value, press the ADVANCE button.
To decrease the value, hold down the HOLD button and press the
ADVANCE button.
9
Press the SHIFT button.
The corrected date appears in the display.
10 Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button to
exit the VTR menu.
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Sounding a tone on starting and stopping recording
1
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button for at
least one second.
This displays the VTR menu.
2
Press the ADVANCE button twice.
3
Press the SHIFT button.
4
The current setting of REC START/STOP TONE flashes.
4
Press the ADVANCE button until the displayed setting value is 1.
In the viewfinder, this appears as “ON”.
5
Press the SHIFT button three times.
This saves the new setting value.
6
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button to
exit the VTR menu.
If the new setting is not saved correctly
When you press the SHIFT button in step 5, an indication “3:Ex xx”
appears. Make the setting once more.
Recording all markers in the LTC user bits
1
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button for at
least one second.
This displays the VTR menu.
2
Press the ADVANCE button three times.
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3
Press the SHIFT button twice.
The current setting of LTC UBIT MARKER flashes.
4
Press the ADVANCE button until the displayed setting value is 1.
5
Press the SHIFT button three times.
This saves the new setting value.
4
6
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button to
exit the VTR menu.
If the new setting is not saved correctly
When you press the SHIFT button in step 5, an indication “4:Ex xx x”
appears. Make the setting once more.(Continued)
Recording shot data in the VITC user bits
1
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button for at
least one second.
This displays the VTR menu.
2
Press the ADVANCE button four times.
3
Press the SHIFT button.
The current setting of VITC UBIT flashes.
4
Press the ADVANCE button until the displayed setting value is 2.
5
Press the SHIFT button twice.
This saves the new setting value.
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6
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button to
exit the VTR menu.
If the new setting is not saved correctly
When you press the SHIFT button in step 5, an indication “5:Exx”
appears. Make the setting once more.
Changing the internal clock adjustment
The rate of advancement of the internal clock while the camcorder is
powered off can be adjusted as follows.
1
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button for at
least one second.
This displays the VTR menu.
2
Press the ADVANCE button six times.
3
Press the SHIFT button.
The current setting of the internal clock adjustment value flashes.
4
Set the adjustment value (number of frames/day).
To increase the value, press the ADVANCE button.
To decrease the value, hold down the HOLD button and press the
ADVANCE button.
5
Press the SHIFT button.
This saves the new setting value.
6
Hold down the ADVANCE button and press the SHIFT button to
exit the VTR menu.
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4
If the new setting is not saved correctly
When you press the SHIFT button in step 5, an indication “6:E x xx”
appears. Make the setting once more.
4
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4-11 Using the Setup Card
You can save the contents of the setup menu in the BSC-1 Setup Card
(not supplied). This data enables rapid recreation of suitable setup
conditions.
4-11-1 Handling the Setup Card
The setup card can be inserted or removed from the camcorder with the
power turned on or off.
Removing the setup card
Push up on the tab on the right-hand side of the card insertion lid to open
the lid.
Removing the setup card
Note
Do not touch the pins on the card connector.
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4
Inserting the setup card
With SONY logo on the setup card facing you (you should be able to
read the text), insert the card completely into the insertion slot, then close
the lid.
4
Inserting the setup card
Note
Make sure that you can read the “SONY” logo when you insert the card.
If there is some resistance when you insert the card, the card might be
turned around or upside down. Do not force the card into the slot. Check
that the card is correctly oriented, then try inserting it again.
Using and storing the setup card
The following points apply to the use and storage of a setup card.
• Avoid high temperature and humidity.
• Make sure the card does not get dirty or wet.
• Avoid static electricity.
• Store the card by inserting it into the camcorder and closing the card
insertion lid.
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4-11-2 Using Data on the Setup Card
The operations of saving data to the setup card and reading the saved
data from the setup card are done from the SETUP CARD page of the
setup menu.
Writing data to the setup card
Follow the procedure below.
4
1,2,7
4,6
3,5
Writing data to the setup card
1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears.)
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2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the SETUP CARD page shown below appears (or use the rotary
encoder).
Data read message
?E11*SETUP CARD
READ(pCAM)
READ( CAM)
WRITE(pCARD)
WRITE( CARD)
ID EDIT
WRITE PROTECT :
WHITE DATA READ:
4
Data write message
OFF
OFF
Setting of card ID
PRESS:READ CARD
Setting of write protectiona) function
White data read setting
a) Displayed in engineer mode only
SETUP CARD page (factory settings)
If no card is inserted, the message “CARD NOT INSERTED!”
appears. Close the menu and insert a card.
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the WRITE (→ CARD) position (or use the
rotary encoder).
4
Press the rotary encoder.
A message asking whether or not data and the card ID of the camera
are to be written to the card appears.
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E11*SETUP CARD
READ(pCAM)
READ( CAM)
pWRITE(
WRITE(pCARD)
CARD)
ID EDIT
WRITE PROTECT :
WHITE DATA READ:
OFF
OFF
ID:
WRITE? (Y:PRESS)
4
5
• To end writing data, push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM
switch to CANCEL/PRST.
• To continue the writing of data, go on to step 6.
6
Press the rotary encoder.
The displayed card ID and the setting data stored in the camcorder
are written to the card.
While the data is being written, the message “WRITING DATA!” is
displayed.
When the writing is completed, the message “WRITE : OK”
appears.
7
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
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Updating the data
If data is already saved on the card, a message asking whether or not that
data is to be updated is displayed in step 6 (page 4-117). The message is
illustrated below.
E11*SETUP CARD
READ(pCAM)
READ(
CAM)
pWRITE(
WRITE(pCARD)
CARD)
ID EDIT
WRITE PROTECT :
WHITE DATA READ:
4
OFF
OFF
ID:
CARD CONTAINS DATA!
REPLASE? (Y:PRESS)
To update the data, press the rotary encoder.
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Protecting saved data
If you set the WRITE PROTECT setting to “ON” in engineer mode to
protect data written to a setup card, then pressing the rotary encoder in
step 6 of the foregoing procedure (page 4-117) does not carry out
overwriting. Follow the procedure below (possible in engineer mode
only).
E11*SETUP CARD
1
READ(pCAM)
WRITE(pCARD)
ID EDIT
pWRITE PROTECT :
WHITE DATA READ:
4
OFF
OFF
2
Protecting saved data
1
Move the cursor to the WRITE PROTECT position.
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2
4
• To enable the write-protection function (the “ON” setting), turn
the rotary encoder counterclockwise as seen from the front of the
camera.
• To disable the write-protection function (the “OFF” setting), turn
the rotary encoder clockwise.
If data cannot be written
If when you press the rotary encoder in step 6 of the foregoing procedure
(page 4-116) one of the following error messages appears, then the data
was not written.
Data write error messages
Error message
Reason
Action
CARD NOT
INSERTED!
No setup card is
inserted.
Close the menu and insert or
reinsert the card.
WRITE
PROTECTED!
WRITE PROTECT
is set to ON.
Set WRITE PROTECT to OFF.
WRITE ERROR!
(flashing)
Circuit or card fault Check the circuitry, or replace the
card with a verified card.
Reading saved data from a card
Follow the procedure below.
1,2,7
4,6
3,5
Reading saved data from a card
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1
Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON.
The page that was on the screen when the last menu operation ended
appears on the viewfinder screen. (When this menu is first used, the
lowest-numbered one of the currently selected pages appears.)
2
Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch repeatedly to PAGE until
the SETUP CARD page shown below appears (or use the rotary
encoder).
E11*SETUP CARD
pREAD(pCAM)
WRITE(pCARD)
ID EDIT
WRITE PROTECT : OFF
WHITE DATA READ:
OFF
Data read message
Data write message
Setting of card ID
PRESS:READ CARD
SETUP CARD page (factory settings)
If no card is inserted, the message “CARD NOT INSERTED!”
message appears. Close the menu and insert a card.
3
Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch repeatedly to ITEM
until the cursor reaches the READ (→ CAM) position (or use the
rotary encoder).
4
Press the rotary encoder.
A message asking whether or not data and the card ID of the camera
are to be read from the card appears.
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4
E11*SETUP CARD
pREAD(
READ(pCAM)
CAM)
WRITE(pCARD)
WRITE(
CARD)
ID EDIT
WRITE
WRITE PROTECT
PROTECT : OFF
OFF
WHITE DATA READ:
OFF
ID:
READ? (Y:PRESS)
4
5
• To end reading data, push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM
switch to CANCEL/PRST.
• To continue the reading of data, go on to step 6.
Notes
• The data and the card ID read from the card overwrite the data
stored in the camcorder. Before going on to step 6, re-check the
card ID and decide whether it is necessary to read the data and
card ID from the card.
• The card stores data for both user-mode settings and engineermode settings. Both sets of data are read and written together.
For more information, refer to “maintenance manual.”
• There is no setup card read-write compatibility between different
models of digital camcorder. For example, a card written by the
DVW-707 cannot be read by the DVW-790WS or DVW-707P,
and vice versa.
6
Press the rotary encoder once more.
While data is being read, the message “READING DATA!” is
displayed.
When reading is completed, the message “READ : OK” appears.
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7
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to
OFF.
The setup menu disappears from the viewfinder screen and the
displays indicating the current status of the camcorder appear along
the top and bottom of the viewfinder.
If data cannot be read
If when you press the rotary encoder in step 6 of the above procedure
(page 4-122) one of the following error messages appears, then the data
was not read.
Reading white data for AWB
The white data for AWB can be read from a card only when WHITE
DATA READ is set to ON.
Data read error messages
Error message
Reason
Action
CARD NOT
INSERTED!
No setup card is inserted.
Close the menu and insert
or reinsert the card.
READ ERROR!
(flashing)
Circuit or card fault
Re-check, and consult a
Sony representative.
CARD DATA NG! The card contains the data Do not try to read the data
(flashing)
that cannot be read into
written for another
this camcorder.
camcorder.
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4
Setting the card ID
When data is written to a setup card, it is useful to set an ID for the card
to identify it.
When data is saved to a card, a card ID is written to the card together
with the data. When data is read from a card, the card ID is also read, and
that ID overwrites the card ID associated with the data that was
previously in the camcorder.
4
1
Move the cursor to ID EDIT on the SETUP CARD page.
2
Press the rotary encoder.
The currently set card ID appears. If no card ID is currently set, 10
spaces (s) appear. The cursor is at the left-most character or space.
E11*SETUP CARD
READ(pCAM)
WRITE(pCARD)
pID EDIT
WRITE PROTECT : OFF
WHITE DATA
:
OFF
o
ID:
READ? (Y:PRESS)
3
Currently set card ID,
or 10 spaces
Turn the rotary encoder clockwise as seen from the front of the
camera until the character you wish to set appears.
The character display cycles from the alphabet, through the symbols,
and the digits in that order. Turn the rotary encoder
counterclockwise to cycle through the characters in the reverse
direction.
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4
Press the rotary encoder to advance the cursor to the next position.
When the settings are completed, press the rotary encoder repeatedly
until the cursor reaches the rightmost position.
To set another character, return to step 3.
When 10 characters are set, EDIT mode is exited automatically.
5
To change the card ID, press the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM
switch toward the CANCEL position.
If a correction is required after once pressing the rotary encoder,
press the rotary encoder once again, to display the cursor above the
card ID and enable correction (returning to the state in step 2).
Notes
• Shot ID-1 is read and written always together with other data.
Therefore, if shot ID-1 is written to a card after being set or modified
through the SETUP CARD page for data stored in the camera, other
data than shot ID-1 will also be written onto the card. Shot ID-2 to
shot ID-4 are not recorded on the setup card.
• To set or modify only the card ID of data stored on a card, read the data
from the card to the camcorder, set or modify the card ID, then write
that data back to the card.
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4
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5-1 Power Supply
You need to power on the camcorder for the flange focal length
adjustment, viewfinder focus and screen adjustment, etc., which are
described later.
The following power supplies can be used with the camcorder.
• A BP-L60A/L90A lithium-ion battery pack
• An NP-1B or a BP-90A Ni-Cd battery pack
• AC power using AC-550/550CE or AC-DN1/DN2A
Alternatively, you can make combined use of internal and external
batteries, by mounting one of the above batteries as an internal battery
and connecting an external battery that can be a BP-90A contained in a
DC-210 Battery Adaptor and connected to the DC IN connector of the
camcorder.
With a battery pack, the camcorder will operate continuously for the time
listed in the table below.
Approximate continuous operating time with BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack
DVW-707/707P
DVW-709WS/
709WSP
DVW-790WS/
790WSP
BP-L60A
135 minutes
125 minutes
120 minutes
BP-L90A
205 minutes
190 minutes
185 minutes
Before use, charge the battery pack with a BC-L100/L100CE Battery
Charger. It takes about 2.5 hours to charge one BP-L60A, and about 3.5
hours to charge one BP-L90A.
For more information, refer to the BC-L100/L100CE manual.
Note on using the battery pack
A warm battery pack may not be able to be fully recharged.
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5-1-1 Using a BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack
5
Attaching the battery pack
1
Press the battery pack against the back of the camcorder, aligning
the side line of the battery pack with the line on the camcorder.
Back of camcorder
BP-L60A/L90A
LOCK
Align these lines.
5
2
Slide the battery pack down until its “LOCK” arrow points at the
matching line on the camcorder.
Matching line on the
camcorder
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LOCK
“LOCK” arrow
Detaching the battery pack
LOCK
Holding the button in,
pull the battery pack up.
5
Detaching the battery pack
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5-1-2 Using an NP-1B Battery Pack
The camcorder will operate continuously for about 40 minutes with an
NP-1B Battery Pack. Use of this battery pack requires a DC-L1 Battery
Adaptor (not supplied).
Before use, charge the battery pack with a BC-1WD/1WDCE Battery
Charger for about 1 hour.
For more information, refer to the BC-1WD/1WDCE manual.
Attaching the battery pack
5
1
Slide an NP-1B Battery Pack into the DC-L1 Battery Adaptor.
NP-1B
DC-L1
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2
Mount the DC-L1 Battery Adaptor on the back of the camcorder.
Back of camcorder
5
5-1-3 Using a BP-90A Battery Pack
The camcorder will operate for about 120 minutes (DVW-707/707P),
110 minutes (DVW-709WS/709WSP) or 105 minutes (DVW-790WS/
790WSP) with a BP-90A Battery Pack. Use of this battery pack requires
a DC-L90 Battery Adaptor (not supplied).
Before use, charge the battery pack with a BC-210/210CE/410/410CE
Battery Charger for about 2 hours.
For more information, refer to the BC-210/210CE/410/410CE or BC-L100/
L100CE manual.
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Attaching the battery pack
1
Fit a BP-90A Battery Pack in the DC-L90 Battery Adaptor.
4
1
3
g
5
2
1 Push the lever up.
2 Open the side cover.
5
2
Mount the DC-L90 Battery Adaptor on the back of the camcorder.
Back of camcorder
5-6
3 Insert the battery pack.
4 Connect the plug.
5 Close the side cover
and push the lever
down.
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5-1-4 Avoiding Breaks in Operation Due to Dead
Batteries
If you use both an internal battery pack and an external battery connected
to the DC IN connector at the same time, you can avoid breaks in
operation due to the dead batteries.
When the external battery begins to fail and an internal
battery pack is also used
Remove the DC output cable of the external battery from the DC IN
connector. The power source will switch to the internal battery pack.
When the external battery begins to fail and an internal
battery pack is not used
First load the camcorder with a fully charged internal battery pack, then
remove the DC output cable of the external battery from the DC IN
connector. The power source will switch to the internal battery pack. To
use an external battery again, connect a fully charged external battery to
the DC IN connector before unloading the internal battery pack. The
power source will switch to the external battery.
Continuous operation when operating with only an internal
battery pack
First, connect a fully charged external battery to the DC IN connector,
then change the internal battery.
Notes
• Whenever an internal battery pack is loaded and an external battery is
connected to the DC IN connector, the external battery is always used
as the power source.
• There may be some noise on the video signal at the instant the power
sources are switched.
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5
5-1-5 Using an AC Adaptor
Using an AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor
Connect the camcorder to the AC power supply as shown in the
following figure, and turn the POWER switch of the AC-550/550CE on.
Wall outlet
AC-550/550CE
AC Adaptor
5
Power switch on
DC OUT
DC IN
DC output cable (supplied with the AC-550/550CE)
Using an AC Adaptor
Using an AC-DN1/DN2A AC Adaptor
Mount the AC-DN1/DN2A on the camcorder in the same way as a
battery, then connect to the AC power supply.
The AC-DN1 can supply up to 38 W of power, and the AC-DN2A up to
150 W.
To receptacle
Connection to an AC power supply using an AC-DN1/DN2A AC Adaptor
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5-1-6 Using the Anton Bauer Ultralight System
By fitting the camcorder with the Anton Bauer Ultralight System, and
setting the LIGHT switch to AUTO, you can switch the light on and off
automatically as you start and stop VTR operation. (This system operates
with lights powered by 12 V, with a maximum power consumption of
50 W.)
Notes
• The AC-DN1 cannot be used when the light is used.
• The light cannot be used if both the CA-705/755 and camera control
unit are connected to the camcorder.
5-1-7 Using the Anton Bauer Intelligent Battery
System
You can equip the camcorder with a special battery mount which the
Anton Bauer Corporation has developed for its Intelligent Battery
System and Ultralight System.
When the camcorder is used with an Anton Bauer Digital Magnum series
battery, the remaining battery capacity is shown numerically in the
viewfinder display.
Contact your Sony representative for more information.
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5
5-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder
For maximum viewing convenience, you can adjust the viewfinder
position in the left-right and backward-forward directions.
5-2-1 Adjusting the Viewfinder Position
Adjusting the position to left or right
3
1
5
2
Adjusting the position to left or right
1
Loosen the viewfinder left-right positioning ring.
2
Slide the viewfinder to the most convenient position.
3
Tighten the viewfinder left-right positioning ring.
Storing the camcorder in the carrying case
Always store the camcorder with the viewfinder moved fully in the
direction opposite to the barrel and the viewfinder left-right positioning
ring tightened.
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Adjusting the position backward or forward
1
3
2
Adjusting the position backward or forward
5
1
Loosen the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever.
2
Slide the viewfinder longitudinally to the most convenient position.
3
Tighten the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever.
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5-2-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus and
Screen
Adjusting the viewfinder focus
Turn the diopter adjustment ring until the viewfinder image is sharpest.
Diopter adjustment ring
5
Adjusting the viewfinder focus
Adjusting the viewfinder screen
Adjust the brightness, contrast, and peaking of the viewfinder screen
with the controls shown below.
BRIGHT control
CONTRAST control
PEAKING control
Adjusting the viewfinder screen
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5-2-3 Detaching the Viewfinder
Viewfinder stopper
3
1
2
5
4
Detaching the viewfinder
1
Point the viewfinder barrel up or down.
2
Loosen the viewfinder left-right positioning ring.
3
Holding the viewfinder stopper up, slide the viewfinder in the
direction indicated by the arrow and detach it.
4
Remove the viewfinder cable and microphone cable from the clamps
and disconnect them.
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The viewfinder rotation bracket
By fitting a BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (not supplied), you
can rotate the viewfinder out of the way so that your right leg does not
hit the viewfinder while you are carrying the camcorder.
For more information, refer to the BKW-401 manual.
,
5
Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket
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5-2-4 Detaching the Eyepiece
Removing the eyepiece gives a clearer view of the screen from further
away. It is also easy to remove dust from the viewfinder screen and
mirror when the eyepiece is detached.
1
Turn the eyepiece locking ring fully counterclockwise, to line up the
red marks on the locking ring and the viewfinder barrel.
Mark (red)
Mark (red)
5
Locking ring
2
Detach the eyepiece.
Mark on end of eyepiece (red)
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Reattaching the eyepiece
5
1
Align the mark on the eyepiece locking ring with the one on the
viewfinder barrel.
2
Align the mark on the eyepiece end (see step 2 in the illustration for
eyepiece detachment) with those on the eyepiece locking ring and
viewfinder barrel. Then insert the eyepiece into the viewfinder
barrel.
3
Turn the eyepiece locking ring clockwise until its “LOCK” arrow
points at the mark on the viewfinder barrel.
Note
When the eyecup is worn out, replace it with a new one (service part
number 3-723-079-02).
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5-3 Mounting the Lens
Follow the procedure below to mount the lens.
For information about using the lens, refer to the lens manual.
2
5
4
1,3
5
Mounting the lens
1
Push the lens locking lever up and remove the lens mount cap from
the lens mount.
2
Align the center slot in the lens mount with the center pin on the
lens, and insert the lens into the mount.
3
Holding the lens in place, push the lens locking lever down to mount
the lens.
4
Connect the lens cable to the LENS connector.
5
Secure the lens cable with the cable clamps.
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5-4 Adjusting the Flange
Focal Length
If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you zoom from telephoto to
wide angle, adjust the flange focal length (the distance from the plane of
the lens mounting flange to the imaging plane). Make this adjustment
after mounting or changing the lens.
Adjusting the flange focal length
The positions of the controls for adjusting the flange focal length vary
somewhat from lens to lens. Check the identification of the various
controls in the lens manual.
5
About 3 m (10 ft)
Adjusting the flange focal length
1
Set the iris to manual.
2
Open the iris. Place the flange focal length adjustment chart about 3
m (10 ft) away from the camera, lit well enough to provide a
satisfactory video output level.
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3
Loosen the fixing screws on the Ff ring (flange focal length
adjustment ring).
4
Use manual or power zoom to set the lens to telephoto.
5
Point the camera at the chart, and focus on it.
6
Set the zoom to wide angle.
7
Turn the Ff ring until the chart is in focus, being careful not to
disturb the focus ring.
8
Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the chart stays in focus all the way from
wide angle to telephoto.
9
Tighten the Ff ring fixing screws.
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5
5-5 Audio Input System
5-5-1 Using the Supplied Microphone
You can use the supplied microphone either detached from or attached to
the camcorder.
Using the microphone detached from the camcorder
5
Connect to the MIC IN
connector.
Set the AUDIO IN switch for the
desired recording channel to FRONT.
Using the microphone detached from the camcorder
Note
When using the supplied microphone with an extension cable, always
use an external power supply type cable.
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Using the microphone attached to the camcorder
1
Loosen the screw and open the microphone holder.
1
2
Microphone holder
5
2
Place the microphone in the microphone holder.
1 Place the microphone in the
holder so that “UP” is at the top.
Tighten the
screw.
3
2
Close the microphone holder.
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3
Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector, and set the
AUDIO IN switch for the desired recording channel to FRONT.
5
Connect to the MIC IN connector.
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5-5-2 Using an External Microphone
You can connect up to two external microphones, using the AUDIO IN
CH-1 and CH-2 connectors. When you use an external power supply
type microphone, set the LINE/MIC/+48 V ON selector for the
appropriate AUDIO IN connector to +48 V ON.
If a microphone you use is not the external power supply type, set the
LINE/MIC/+48 V ON selector to MIC.
Using a detached external microphone
Set the LINE/MIC/+48 V ON
selector to +48 V ON if you use
an external power supply type
microphone. Otherwise, set the
selector to MIC.
Microphone
LOCK
Set the AUDIO IN switch for the channel to
which the microphone is connected to REAR.
AUDIO IN
CH-1 or CH-2
Using a detached external microphone
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5
Using an external microphone attached to the
camcorder
You can attach an external microphone to the camcorder by using a
CAC-12 Microphone Holder (not supplied). Additionally, by using a
CRS-3P Cradle Suspension (not supplied), you can reduce the
mechanical vibration noise from the VTR, and can also attach a long
microphone. Note, however, that use of the CRS-3P requires a
microphone holder (A) (Part No. 3-680-581-01), which is not supplied
with the CRS-3P.
The procedure for attaching an external microphone using a CAC-12 and
CRS-3P is shown below.
5
Refer to the microphone holder or cradle suspension manual for more information.
1
Assemble the CRS-3P Cradle Suspension and microphone holder
(A) (Part No. 3-680-581-01).
Microphone holder (A)
(Part No. 3-680-581-01)
CRS-3P Cradle Suspension
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2
Attach the CAC-12 Microphone Holder.
The supplied screws for
the CAC-12
CAC-12
3
5
Open the CAC-12 and remove the microphone adaptor.
1 Loosen the screw.
2 Open the CAC-12.
3
Microphone adaptor
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4
Mount the assembly from step 1 in the CAC-12.
3 Tighten the screw.
2 Close the CAC-12.
1
5
5
Mount the microphone into the cradle suspension.
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6
Connect the microphone cable to the AUDIO IN connector for
channel 1 or 2. Set the corresponding AUDIO IN switch to REAR.
Set the LINE/MIC/+48 V ON selector to +48 V ON or MIC in
accordance with the type of the microphone power supply.
Notes
• You can only connect an external power supply type microphone to the
MIC IN connector.
• If the microphone you connect to the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2
connector is of the external power supply type, set the appropriate
LINE/MIC/+48 V ON selector to +48 V ON.
Otherwise, set the selector to MIC.
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5
5-5-3 Attaching a UHF Portable Tuner (for a UHF
Wireless Microphone System)
To use a Sony UHF wireless microphone system, fit one of the following
UHF portable tuners:
• WRR-28M/810A/860A UHF Portable Tuner
For each of these UHF portable tuners, use the following attachment
procedure. (For the WRR-28M/810A/860A UHF Portable Tuner, the
WRR-28M is taken as an example.)
Refer to the UHF portable tuner manual for more information.
5
Fitting a WRR-28M (using a BP-L60A/L90A Battery
Pack)
1
(1) Attach the WRR tuner fitting (not supplied, service part number
A-8278-057-A) to the back of the camcorder.
1 Pass a screwdriver through the holes and tighten the screws.
2 Loosen the adjustment screws.
3 Adjust the metal fitting position for a BP-L60A/L90A
Battery Pack to be attached, and tighten the adjustment
screws to fix its position.
4 Attach the BETACAM holder kit supplied with the tuner to
the WRR tuner fitting.
(2) Attach the battery pack.
For more information about attaching the BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack, see
Section 5-1-1 “Using a BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack” (page 5-1).
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Back of camcorder
BP-L60A/L90A
Adjustment screws
LOCK
BETACAM holder kit
Holes
WRR tuner fitting
5
2
Mount the tuner on the WRR tuner fitting.
WRR-28M
LOCK
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3
Connect the tuner power cord to the DC OUT connector of the
camcorder, and the audio output cable to the AUDIO IN connector
for channel 1 or 2.
Set the LINE/MIC/+48 V ON
selector for the appropriate
channel to MIC.
LOCK
5
Set the AUDIO IN switch for the
appropriate channel to REAR.
DC OUT
AUDIO IN for CH-1 or CH-2
Fitting a WRR-28M (using an NP-1B or BP-90A Battery
Pack)
Before attempting the following attachment, make sure that an NP-1B
Battery Pack is contained in the DC-L1 Battery Adaptor or that a
BP-90A Battery Pack is contained in the DC-L90 Battery Adaptor.
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1
Attach the BETACAM holder kit supplied with the tuner to the
WRR tuner fitting.
BETACAM holder kit
5
2
Mount the tuner on the battery adaptor.
WRR-28M
1
2
1 Attach the hook to the bracket.
2 Tighten the screw.
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3
Connect the tuner power cord to the DC OUT connector of the
camcorder, and the audio output cable to the AUDIO IN CH-1 or
CH-2 connector.
Set the LINE/MIC/
+48 V ON selector
for the appropriate
channel to MIC.
5
Set the AUDIO IN switch for the
appropriate channel to REAR.
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AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2
5-5-4 Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment
Connect the audio output connector of the audio equipment that supplies
the line input signal to the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 connector.
Set the LINE/MIC/+48 V
ON selector for the
appropriate channel to
LINE.
5
LOCK
Audio equipment
Set the AUDIO IN switch for the
appropriate channel to REAR.
AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2
Line input connection
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5-6 Tripod Mounting
You can easily mount and dismount the camcorder on a tripod by using
the tripod adaptor (not supplied).
1
Attach the tripod adaptor to the tripod.
Tripod adaptor
Select the screw hole in the
tripod adaptor that fits the
screw on your tripod camera
mount and gives the best
balance for the camcorder.
Camera mount
5
2
Mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor.
Slide the camcorder forward along
the groove in the adaptor until it
clicks.
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Removing the camcorder from the tripod adaptor
Press the red
button against
the lever and
move the lever
indicated by the
arrow.
Red button
Lever
Removing the camcorder from the tripod adaptor
5
Note
The tripod adaptor pin may remain in the engaged position even after the
camcorder is removed. If this happens, press the red button against the
lever a second time and move the lever as shown below until the pin
returns to the stowed position. If the pin remains in the engaged position,
you will not be able to mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor.
Stowed position
Pin
If the pin remains in the engaged position
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5-7 Attaching the Shoulder
Strap
Attach the supplied shoulder strap as shown below.
Shoulder strap post
5
Attaching the shoulder strap
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Attaching
Pull up the strap to
lock the fitting.
g
Clip
Attaching the shoulder strap
5
Removing
g
Press here to release.
Removing the shoulder strap
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5-8 Adjusting the Shoulder
Pad Position
You can shift the shoulder pad from its center position backward or
forward by up to 10 mm (3/8 inch). This adjustment helps you get the
best balance for shooting with the camcorder on your shoulder.
Bottom view
5
1,3
2
Shoulder pad
Adjusting the shoulder pad position
1
Loosen the two screws.
2
Slide the shoulder pad backward or forward until it is in the most
convenient position.
3
Tighten the screws.
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5-9 Putting On the Rain
Cover
Attach the optional rain cover as illustrated below. This cover is so
designed that you can change cassettes, reach the controls, and mount the
camcorder on a tripod with the cover on.
When attaching the
shoulder strap, pass it
through these sleeves
and fasten the
drawstrings.
Insert your hand here to hold
the grip.
When attaching a video light,
pass it through this velcro
tape opening.
Button A
Back
5
Button B
Button C
Front
Close the velcro tape.
Change cassettes
through this sleeve.
Access the controls on
the camcorder through
this sleeve.
If you have fitted the BKW-401
Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (not
supplied), unhook button C from
button A and insert the end of the
microphone here.
To use the microphone outside the
rain cover, take the microphone
holder out through this velcro tape
opening and attach the
microphone to it. Then, hook button
B to button A.
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Access the controls on the camcorder through these sleeves.
Change the BP-L60A/L90A, NP-1B
Battery Packs through this sleeve.
Front
To attach a WRR-28H/28M/28L/
810A/860A UHF Portable Tuner,
open the velcro tape.
5
Change the BP-90A Battery Packs
through this sleeve.
When connecting external equipment, pass the connection
cables through this sleeve and fasten the drawstrings.
When not using this sleeve, fold it onto the velcro tape at
the bottom of the rain cover.
Insert the viewfinder barrel here with the eyecup out,
and fasten the drawstrings around the eyecup.
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Rain cover bottom
Front
Close the velcro tape.
Back
f
5
Front
You can mount the
camcorder on the
tripod adaptor through
these holes.
Back
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5-10 Connecting the Remote
Control Unit
Connecting the RM-B150 or RM-P9 Remote Control Unit (not supplied)
enables remote control of the principal camera functions.
Turning the POWER switch of the camcorder to ON when the Remote
Control Unit is connected to the REMOTE connector (8 pin),
automatically puts the camcorder into remote control mode. If you
disconnect the Remote Control Unit, remote control mode is canceled.
RM-B150
5
Remote
connector
REMOTE
Remote control cable (10 m) (about 33 ft),
supplied with RM-B150
Connecting the remote control unit
Note
To connect the RM-P9 to the camcorder, you need the CCA-86-0.4 cable
(not supplied) besides the remote control cable supplied with RM-P9.
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When connecting the remote control unit to the
camcorder
• The OUTPUT/DCC switch, GAIN switch, AUTO W/B BAL switch,
SHUTTER switch, and the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch and so forth
will not function.
• When you connect the remote control unit, the camcorder will return to
the settings that were in effect the last time you used the remote control
unit.
For more details, refer to “maintenance manual.”
When removing the remote control unit from the
camcorder
The setting of the camcorder changes to the setting before you connected
the remote control unit.
By setting the DIP switch inside the camcorder, the setting of the paint
adjustment on the remote control unit can be stored (except the setting of
the camcorder by the camcorder’s switch)
Note
You can use a setup card to store the camcorder settings before you
connect the remote control unit. This will allow you to restore those
settings at later time, even if you make changes on the remote control
unit and save those changes using the DIP switch in the camcorder.
After disconnecting the remote control unit, you can restore the original
settings by reading them from the setup card.
For more details, refer to “maintenance manual.”
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5
Using the setup card while connecting the remote
control unit
When connecting the remote control unit, information can be written to
the setup card; reading information, however, is subject to the following
restrictions:
5
When the RM-P9 is connected
After reading from the setup card, the parameter settings on the setup
card may be different from the volume setting on the RM-P9. (The
values may, however, match by coincidence.) For this reason, there may
be a great change in the parameter setting on the setup card even if the
volume on the RM-P9 has been changed only slightly.
When the RM-B150 is connected
Even if you read the information from the setup card, the absolute value
setting on the setup card will be overwritten by the volume setting on the
RM-B150. This, however, can be avoided by setting the volume to
relative mode.
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6-1 Testing the Camcorder
Before Shooting
Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for a shooting
session, preferably by operating the camcorder together with a color
video monitor.
6-1-1 Preparations for Testing
Follow the procedure below.
3 4
1
6
1
Load a fully charged battery pack.
2
Set the POWER switch to ON, and check that the HUMID indicator
does not appear and that the BATT indicator shows at least five
segments. When using a BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack, check that
the four LED indicator segments on the battery pack are lit.
• If the HUMID indicator appears, wait until it disappears.
• If the BATT indicator does not show at least five segments,
replace the battery pack with a fully charged one.
3
Check that there are no obstructions near the cassette lid, then press
the EJECT button to open the cassette lid.
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6-1
Maintenance
2
Preparations for testing
4
6
After checking the points below, load the cassette and close the
cassette lid.
• The cassette is not write-protected.
• There is no slack in the tape.
• The leader tape is wound on the take-up reel.
Condensation
If you move the camcorder from a very cold place to a warm place, or
use it in a damp location, condensation may form on the head drum.
Then, if the camcorder is operated in this state, the tape may adhere to
the drum, and cause a failure or even permanent damage. Do the
following to prevent this from happening.
• When moving the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place, be
sure no cassette is loaded in the camcorder.
• Whenever you turn on the power, check that the HUMID indicator
does not appear. If it appears, wait until it disappears before loading a
cassette.
For more information, see Section 3-1-1 “Loading and Unloading a Cassette”
(page 3-1), and Section 6-3 “Operation Warnings” (page 6-12).
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6-1-2 Testing the Camera
Set the switches and selectors as follows:
Iris: Automatic
DISPLAY: OFF
Zoom:
SERVO/MAN
WHITE BAL: A or B
OUTPUT/DCC: BARS
6
GAIN: Set as low as possible.
VTR SAVE/STBY: STBY
Switch and selector settings for testing
Testing the viewfinder
1
Adjust the position of the viewfinder.
2
Check that the color bars are displayed in the viewfinder, and adjust
the BRIGHT, CONTRAST, and PEAKING controls to give the best
color bar display.
3
(1) Set the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to ON and check that the
setup menu is displayed on the viewfinder screen.
(2) Push the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to PAGE and check that
the setup menu page changes to the next page.
(3) Push the MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM switch to ITEM and
check that the cursor moves within the current page.
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(4) Turn the rotary encoder and check that the setting value or ON/
OFF indication of the item selected by the cursor changes.
4
After once setting the MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch to OFF, set the
OUTPUT/DCC selector to CAM, and change the ND FILTER
selector position in the sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4. Check that the
FILTER indicator on the viewfinder screen displays the correct
numbers.
5
Check each of the following operations, and make sure that the
indicator lights if the corresponding item has been turned on in the
‘!’ LED page.
(1) Set the gain to anything but 0 dB by the GAIN selector and on
the MASTER GAIN page of the setup menu.
(2) Set the SHUTTER selector to ON.
(3) Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST.
(4) Use the lens extender.
(5) Set the ND FILTER selector to anything but 1.
(6) Set the iris to automatic mode, and turn the rotary encoder to
change the reference value to other than the standard value.
6
Push the SHUTTER selector from ON to SEL repeatedly, and check
that the shutter setting changes on the viewfinder screen.
7
Pointing the camera at a suitable subject, focus the camera and
check the picture on the viewfinder screen.
8
(1) Set both of the AUDIO IN switches to FRONT and the
DISPLAY switch on the viewfinder to ON. Check that when
sound is input to a microphone connected to the MIC IN
connector on the front of the camcorder, the audio level
indication appears on the viewfinder screen.
6
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(2) Turn off the DISPLAY switch, and check that the audio level
indication in the viewfinder disappears.
9
Check that setting the ZEBRA switch to ON and OFF makes the
zebra pattern appear and disappear on the viewfinder screen.
Note
The current display status may inhibit one of the displays or operations
mentioned in steps 3 to 6. If this happens, switch the camcorder to
engineer mode, set the DISP MODE to 3 in the VF DISP page of the
setup menu, then set the desired items in the SHUTTER, ‘!’ LED, and
MENU SELECT pages.
Testing the iris and zoom functions
6
1
Set the zoom to automatic zoom mode and check that the power
zoom operates correctly.
2
Set the zoom to manual zoom mode and check the zoom functions
manually.
3
Set the iris to automatic adjustment mode and point the camera at
objects of different brightness. Check that the automatic iris
adjustment operates correctly.
4
Set the iris to manual adjustment mode and check that turning the
iris ring adjusts the iris correctly.
5
Hold down the instant auto iris button on the lens and point the
camera at objects of different brightness. Check that the iris ring
turns as the automatic adjustment is made.
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6
Set the iris back to automatic adjustment mode, and check the
following points when the GAIN selector is moved from L to M to
H.
• For objects of the same brightness, the iris is adjusted to
correspond to the change in setting.
• The gain indicator on the viewfinder screen changes to correspond
to the change in setting.
7
If an extender mechanism is incorporated in your lens, put it into the
operative position and check the effect.
6-1-3 Testing the VTR
Perform tests 1 to 6 consecutively in the given order.
6
1 Testing the tape transport functions
1
Set the VTR SAVE/STBY switch to SAVE and check that the VTR
SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes on.
2
Set the VTR SAVE/STBY switch to STBY and check that the VTR
SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes off.
3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to R-RUN.
4
Set the DISPLAY switch to CTL.
5
Press the VTR START button and check the following points.
• The tape reels are turning.
• The counter indication is changing.
• The REC indicator in the viewfinder is on.
• The RF and SERVO indicators on the display panel are off.
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6
Press the VTR START button again, and check that the tape stops
and that the REC indicator in the viewfinder goes off.
7
Repeat the checks of steps 5 and 6, this time using the VTR button
on the lens.
8
Press the RESET button, and check that the counter display goes to
“00 : 00 : 00 : 00”.
9
Turn on the LCD LIGHT switch, and check that the display panel is
illuminated.
10 Hold down the REW button to rewind the tape for a while, then
press the PLAY button. Check that the rewind and playback
functions operate normally.
11 Press the STOP button and press the F FWD button. Check that the
fast forward function operates normally.
2 Testing the automatic audio level adjusting
functions
1
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to AUTO.
2
Set the AUDIO IN switches to FRONT.
3
Aim the microphone connected to the MIC IN connector at a
suitable sound source. Check that the level indications for both
channels correspond to the sound level.
3 Testing the manual audio level adjusting functions
1
Set the AUDIO IN switches to FRONT.
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6
2
Set the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to MANUAL.
3
Adjust the MIC AUDIO LEVEL control on the front of the
camcorder. Check that the level indications increase as the control is
turned counterclockwise.
4 Testing the earphone and speaker
6
1
Turn the MONITOR control and check that the speaker volume
changes accordingly.
2
Connect an earphone to the EARPHONE jack. Check that the
speaker sound is cut off and that you can hear the sound from the
microphone in the earphone.
3
Turn the MONITOR control and check that the earphone volume
changes accordingly.
5 Testing external microphones
1
Set the LINE/MIC selectors to MIC.
2
Connect external microphones to the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2
connectors.
3
Set the AUDIO IN switches to REAR.
4
Aim the microphones at a sound source.
5
Check that the audio level meter in the display panel and the audio
level indication in the viewfinder reflect the changing sound level.
Alternatively, with a single microphone, check each channel in turn.
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6 Checking the functions of the user bits and time
code
1
Set the user bits as required.
For more information, see Section 4-5-1 “Setting the User Bits” (page 4-27).
2
Set the time code.
For more information, see Section 4-5-2 “Setting the Time Code” (page 4-29).
3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to R-RUN.
4
Press the VTR START button, and check that the tape starts and that
the counter indication changes.
5
Press the VTR START button again, and check that the tape stops
and that the counter indication also stops changing.
6
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN, and check that the
counter indication changes regardless of whether the tape is running.
7
By setting the DISPLAY switch to DATA, and set the DATA
DISPLAY switch to U-BIT, you can check that the user bit value set
is displayed.
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6
6-2 Maintenance
6-2-1 Cleaning the Video Heads
To clean the video heads, always use a Sony BCT-D12CL Cleaning
Cassette. Carefully follow the instructions given with the cleaning
cassette, as incorrect or excessive use could damage the video heads.
6-2-2 Cleaning the Viewfinder
• Use a dust blower to clean the CRT screen and mirror inside the barrel.
• Clean the lens and protecting filter with a commercially available lens
cleaner.
Caution
6
Never use organic solvents such as thinners.
Disassembling the eyepiece
Follow the procedure below.
1
Viewfinder
barrel
4
Eyecup holder
Protecting
filter
2
Packing ring
3
Disassembling the eyepiece
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Eyecup
1
Detach the eyepiece unit from the viewfinder.
For more information, see Section 5-2-4 “Detaching the Eyepiece” (page
5-15).
2
Remove the eyecup from the eyecup holder.
3
Remove the protecting filter together with the packing ring from
inside the eyecup holder.
4
Detach the protecting filter from the packing ring.
Fog-proof filter
Depending on the temperature and humidity, the protecting filter may
mist because of vapor or your breath. To ensure that the viewfinder is
always clear, replace the protecting filter with a fog-proof filter (Part No.
1-547-341-11, not supplied).
Fitting the fog-proof filter
Detach the protecting filter from the packing ring, and replace it with the
fog-proof filter.
Be sure to correctly assemble the fog-proof filter, the packing ring, and
the eyecup so that the reassembled eyepiece is waterproof.
Note
When cleaning the fog-proof filter, wipe it very gently with a soft cloth
to avoid impairing the anti-fogging coating.
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6
6-3 Operation Warnings
When a problem occurs either at power on or during operation, warnings are given
by the WARNING indicator and tally indicator, in the display panel, and in the
viewfinder. The speaker and earphone also give audible warnings.
Operation warnings
Display panel
Warning/
indication
Indicators
Flashing/
continuous
Warning sound
: Continuous
: 1 flash/s.
: 2 flashes/s.
: 4 flashes/s.
: 4 beeps/s.
: 1 beep/s.
: Continuous beep
WARNING
RF
Continuous a)
SERVO
Continuous
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REC/tally
BATT
a)
Continuous
HUMID
Continuous
SLACK
Continuous
a)
b)
TAPE c)
Flashing a)
TAPE
and E
Continuous
BATT
Flashing
BATT
and E
Flashing
a)
(No
indication
on the
display
panel)
a) During recording, b) During playback, fast forward, or rewind,
c) Also “5-0” appears in the tape remaining displays.
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a)
Problem
VTR action
Corrective action
Video head gap
After clogged head is detected,
clogged or problem in recording continues but is
recording circuit.
substandard.
Clean the heads. If recording is still
substandard, turn off the power and consult
your Sony representative.
Servo lock lost.
Turn off the power and consult your Sony
representative.
Note that this indication may be given
momentarily when the tape starts moving, but
this does not indicate a problem.
Recording continues but is
substandard.
Stop the tape, and wait until the HUMID
Interface error
Recording continues but stops if
indicator disappears.
between system CPU the tape sticks to the head drum.
and servo CPU.
Playback, fast forward, and rewind
do not operate.
Stop the tape, and wait until the HUMID
Condensation on the Recording continues but stops if
head drum.
the tape sticks to the head drum.
indicator disappears.
Playback, fast forward, and rewind
do not operate.
The tape cannot be
wound properly.
VTR stops. An error code appears
in the counter display section of
the display panel. Look up the
error code in the Maintenance
Manual.
Near the end of tape. Operation continues.
Remove the cassette by the method described
in the Maintenance Manual or by pressing the
EJECT button several times. Close the
cassette lid without loading a cassette. Turn
off the power and consult your Sony
representative.
Be prepared to change the cassette.
End of tape.
Record, playback, and fast forward Change the cassette or rewind the tape.
do not operate.
Low battery.
Operation continues.
Dead battery.
Operation stops.
Interface error
Recording continues, but some
between system CPU operations such as review and
and servo CPU.
cuing do not operate.
If another problem also occurs, its
indication is given priority.
Change the battery.
Change the battery.
Turn off the power and consult your Sony
representative.
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Notes on CCD Image Sensors
Vertical smear
Smear tends to be produced when an extremely bright object is being
shot; it is more likely to occur with a faster electronic shutter speed.
Vertical tails show on the image.
Bright object
(mercury lamp, the sun, reflections, etc.)
Monitor screen
6
Vertical smear
Aliasing
When patterns of stripes or lines are shot, they may appear jagged.
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Specifications
Power voltage
12 –+51..00 V
Power consumption
DVW-707/707P: 29 W
DVW-709WS/709WSP: 31.5 W
DVW-790WS/790WSP: 32 W
(with 12 V DC supply, when recording)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity
25% to 85% (relative humidity)
Storage temperature
−20°C to +60°C (−4°F to +140°F)
A
Appendix
Appendix
Mass
Approx. 7 kg (15 lb 7 oz) (with lens, cassette and BP-L60A Battery
Pack)
A-1
(5 5/8)
140
Dimensions
267 (10 5/8)
208 (8 1/8)
37 (1 1/2)
340 (13 1/2)
377 (14 7/8)
Dimensions in mm (inches)
A
Video Camera Section
General
Imager
DVW-707/707P/709WS/709WSP: 2/3-inch interline-transfer type Power
HAD CCD
DVW-790WS/790WSP: 2/3-inch frame-interline-transfer type
Power HAD CCD
Imager Configuration
RGB, 3 CCDs
Spectral system
F 1.4 prism system (with quartz filter)
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Appendix
Built-in filters
DVW-707/707P:
ND filter
1 : 3200K
2 : 5600K + 1/8 ND
3 : 5600K
4 : 5600K + 1/64 ND
DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP:
CC filter
A: Cross filter
B: 3200K
C: 4300K
D: 6300K
ND filter
1: Straight through
2: 1/4 ND
3: 1/16 ND
4: 1/64 ND
A
Electronic shutter speed
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second (DVW-707/709WS/790WS)
• CLS mode: 60.0 Hz to 10156 Hz in 263 steps (DVW-707)
60.1 Hz to 7000 Hz in 260 steps (DVW-709WS/
790WS)
• ECS mode: 30.4 Hz to 58.3 Hz in 248 steps (DVW-790WS)
• EVS mode: 1/60 second (DVW-707/709WS)
• Super EVS mode: 1/60 second (DVW-790WS)
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second (DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP)
• CLS mode: 50.0 Hz to 10101 Hz in 312 steps (DVW-707P)
50.2 Hz to 9000 Hz in 310 steps (DVW-709WSP/790WSP)
• ECS mode: 25.4 Hz to 48.7 Hz in 295 steps (DVW-790WSP)
• EVS mode: 1/50 second (DVW-707P/709WSP)
• Super EVS mode: 1/50 second (DVW-790WSP)
Appendix
A-3
Lens mount
Special bayonet type
Sensitivity
DVW-707/707P: 89.9% reflection chart, 2000 lx (F10 standard)
DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP: 89.9% reflection chart,
2000 lx (F9 standard)
Minimum illumination
DVW-707/707P: 0.15 lx (at F 1.4, +48 dB gain)
DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP: 0.2 lx (at F1.4, +48 dB gain)
S/N
DVW-707/709WS/790WS: 65 dB (Y typical)
DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP: 63 dB (Y typical)
A
Modulation (at center)
DVW-707/707P: 60%
DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP (4:3 mode): 55%
DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP (16:9 mode): 70%
Registration
0.05% or better for entire screen area (excluding lens distortion)
Geometric distortion
None identified (excluding distortion due to lens)
Smear
–125 dB (DVW-707/707P)/–120 dB (DVW-709WS/709WSP)
(Y typical)/–140 dB (DVW-790WS/790WSP)
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Appendix
Viewfinder
CRT
1 1/2-inch (DVW-707/707P) or 2-inch (DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/
790WSP) monochrome, quick start type
Horizontal resolution (at center)
DVW-707/707P: 600 TV lines
DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP: 450 TV lines (16:9 mode)
600 TV lines (4:3 mode)
The eyepiece on the DVW-709WS/709WSP/790WS/790WSP has a lower
magnification than the eyepiece on the DVW-707/707P.
VTR Section
General
A
Usable cassette tapes
1/2-inch Digital BETACAM cassette tapes
BCT-D6/D12/D22/D32/D40
Tape speed
Approx. 96.7 mm/s
Record/playback time
40 minutes (using BCT-D40)
Fast forward time
Approx. 6 minutes (using BCT-D40)
Rewind time
Approx. 5 minutes (using BCT-D40)
Continuous recording time
Approx. 120 minutes (using BP-L60A)
Appendix
A-5
Video (when using standard playback machine)
Bandwidth
Luminance
0 to 5.75 MHz +−01..05 dB
S/N
Chroma (R-Y/B-Y)
Luminance
0 to 2.75 MHz +−01..05 dB
62 dB min.
K factor (2T pulse)
1 % max.
Y/C delay
15 ns max.
Audio (when using standard playback machine)
Frequency response
A
20 Hz to 20 kHz +−01..05 dB
Dynamic range
85 dB min.
Distortion
0.08% max.
Crosstalk
70 dB max.
Wow and flutter
Below measurable level
Input/output connectors
Signal inputs
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 (XLR, 3-pin, female)
−60 dBu 1)/+4 dBu for DVW-707/709WS/790WS, or −60 dBs 2)/+4 dBs
for DVW-707P/709WSP/790WSP
MIC IN (XLR, 3-pin, female)
−60 dBu for DVW-707/709WS/790WS, or −60 dBs for DVW-707P/
709WSP/790WSP, with an external power supply system
(48 V DC, maximum current 3 mA)
....................................................................................................................................
1) 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms.
2) 0 dBs = 0.775 Vrms.
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Appendix
GENLOCK IN (BNC type)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
TC IN (BNC type)
0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kilohms
Signal outputs
VIDEO OUT (BNC type)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced
TEST OUT (BNC type)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced
AUDIO OUT (XLR, 5-pin, male)
0 dBm
TC OUT (BNC type)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
A
EARPHONE (minijack)
8 ohms, −∞ to −18 dBu (or −18 dBs) variable
Others
DC IN (XLR, 4-pin, male)
11 to 17 V DC
DC OUT (4-pin)
11 to 17 V DC, maximum current 0.1 A
LENS (12-pin)
REMOTE (8-pin)
Appendix
A-7
Supplied Accessories
Microphone (super cardioid directional, external power supply type) (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Operation Manual (1)
Maintenance Manual Part 1 1) (1)
Recommended Additional Equipment
A
Power supply and related equipment
BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack
NP-1B Battery Pack
BP-90A Battery Pack
BC-L100/L100CE Battery Charger (for BP-L60A/L90A)
BC-1WD/1WDCE Battery Charger (for NP-1B)
BC-210/210CE Battery Charger (for BP-90A)
BC-410/410CE Battery Charger (for NP-1B/BP-90A)
DC-L1 Battery Adaptor (to hold an NP-1B)
DC-L90 Battery Adaptor (to hold a BP-90A)
AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor
AC-DN1/DN2A AC Adaptor
Setup card
BSC-1-Pack (Four BSC-1s with a setup card holder)
Digital BETACAM cassette tapes
BCT-D60/D12/D22/D32/D40
Viewfinder and related equipment
BVF-VC10W Color Viewfinder
....................................................................................................................................
1) Maintenance Manual Part 1
This manual gives the information necessary for users to maintain the camcorder
and its optional equipment.
A-8
Appendix
Fog-proof filter (Part No. 1-547-341-11)
Lens assembly (farsighted) (−2.8 D to +2.0 D) (Part No. A-8262-537-A)
Lens assembly (low magnification) (−3.6 D to −0.8 D) (Part No.
A-8262-538-A)
Lens assembly (standard magnification with special compensation for
aberrations) (−3.6 D to +0.4 D) (Part No. A-8267-737-A)
Lens assembly high performance (3 × magnification) (–2.4 D to +0.5 D)
(Part No. A-8314-798-A)
Optical attachments
ND filter (1/4 ND) (Part No. 3-194-480-01)
ND filter (1/16 ND) (Part No. 3-194-481-01)
Cross filter (Part No. 3-174-682-01)
Mount ring (Part No. 3-186-442-01)
Consult your Sony representative for more infomation about these filters.
Equipment for remote control
RM-B150 Remote Control Unit
RM-P9 Remote Control Unit (requires CCA-86-0.4 conversion cable)
BVR-3 Remote Control Unit
VA-DN1 Camcorder Interface Adaptor
Audio equipment
C-74 microphone
ECM-MS5 stereo microphone
CAC-12 Microphone Holder
CRS-3P Cradle Suspension
WRR-28H/28M/28L/810A/860A UHF Portable Tuner
WRT-27 UHF Transmitter
BTA-27 UHF Portable Tuner Attachment Kit
Equipment for maintenance and easier handling
BCT-D12CL Cleaning Cassette
LC-777 Carrying Case
Appendix
A-9
A
LC-304SFT Soft Carrying Case
Rain cover
WRR Tuner Fitting (service part number: A-8278-057-A)
VCT-14 Tripod Adaptor
Maintenance Manual Part 2 1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
A
....................................................................................................................................
1) Maintenance Manual Part 2
This manual gives the additional information to fully maintain the comcorder. It
contains details of adjustments that can be made, cirduit diagrams, etc.
A-10
Appendix
Glossary
Aliasing
Distortion of the signal caused by overlap of the baseband signal and the
lower sideband signal when the signal is demodulated.
ATW
Auto Tracing White balance. The white balance is automatically
adjusted for the lighting conditions during shooting.
Bayonet mount
A type of lens mount. The lens can be inserted into the lens mount and
quickly locked in place by simply rotating the lens locking ring.
Black balance adjustment
To balance the black levels of the R, G, and B channels of a video
camera so that black has no color.
Black set
A reference level for black balance adjustment.
CCD
Charge-Coupled Device. A solid state imager used in most video
cameras in place of a pickup tube. The device converts input light levels
into electrical charges that are first stored and then output in the form of
voltage variations.
Center marker
A cross which indicates the center of the image on the viewfinder screen.
Color bar signal
A test signal which can be displayed as vertical bars of different colors
on a color video monitor. This signal is used to check chrominance
functions of color television and video systems such as cameras and
monitors.
Appendix
A-11
A
Color temperature
The temperature in Kelvins (K) to represent the color of a light source,
determined by heating a perfectly black body until its color matches that
of the light source. Color temperature is higher when the color is bluish
and lower when reddish.
Condensation
Moisture condensation on the VTR tape transport mechanism.
Condensation on the head drum causes tape to stick to the drum,
resulting in damage to tape and a malfunction of the VTR.
CRT
Cathode-Ray Tube. Video camera viewfinders are equipped with a CRT
image display, so you can monitor what you are shooting.
A
CTL
Control signal in the form of regular pulses recorded along a longitudinal
track on the video tape. By counting these pulses, it is possible to
determine the number of frames, and hence the tape running time. Used
mainly to adjust the tracking position of video heads, and to achieve time
code continuity in continuous recording.
DCC
Dynamic Contrast Control. A video camera containing a DCC circuit can
handle a wide dynamic range of luminance.
Diopter
A measure of lens power ; its unit is the reciprocal of 1 m (3.28 ft). A
diopter lens is a simple supplementary lens placed over the main camera
lens to alter its effective focal length.
A-12
Appendix
Drop frame mode
SMPTE time code runs at 30 frames/second, while the NTSC color
television system runs at about 29.97 frames/second. This means that a
length of 1 hour as indicated by time code is longer than the actual clock
time of 1 hour by 108 frames, or about 3.6 seconds. Drop frame mode
adjusts the running of time code to eliminate this discrepancy by
dropping two frames from the time code value at the beginning of each
minute except every tenth minute. In contrast, non-drop frame mode
does not adjust the discrepancy between time code value and actual time.
EBU
European Broadcasting Union. Established by broadcasting and related
organizations in Europe.
E-E mode
Electric-to-Electric mode. When you operate a VTR in E-E mode, input
video and/or audio signals pass through electric circuits only and then
come out from the output connectors, without passing through
electromagnetic conversion circuits such as recording heads. You can
use E-E mode to directly check and monitor the input signals without
recording them on tape.
EFP
Electronic Field Production. The use of electronic equipment such as
portable video cameras, VTRs, and sound equipment for television
production outside studios.
ENG
Electronic News Gathering. The use of electronic equipment such as
portable video cameras, VTRs, and sound equipment for the production
of daily news stories and short documentaries.
Ff
See Flange focal length.
Appendix
A-13
A
FIT
Frame Interline Transfer. A type of CCD imager featuring substantially
reduced vertical smear. See also CCD and Vertical smear.
Flange focal length
The distance from the plane of lens mounting flange to the image focal
plane. Abbreviated to Ff.
Flare
Dark or colored flashes caused by signal overload through extreme light
reflections of polished objects or very bright lights.
Flicker
Repeated change of brightness on the screen.
A
Genlock
Generator lock. To synchronize the pulse generator built into video
equipment to an external reference (master) sync signal.
Geometric distortion
Any change in geometry or perspective of the reproduced image from the
original.
HAD
Hole-Accumulated Diode. A CCD sensor structure designed to suppress
certain types of noise inherent to CCDs. See also CCD.
Horizontal resolution
The capability of a video camera or a display unit to preserve detail in
the horizontal direction. Usually expressed as the number of vertical
lines which can be distinguished in the reproduced image of a test chart.
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Appendix
Hunting
Repeated brightening and darkening of an image resulting from repeated
response to automatic iris control.
IRE scale
The scale to determine video signal amplitudes devised by the Institute
of Radio Engineers (IRE), an American organization now called the
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
IT
Interline Transfer. A type of CCD imager.
LTC
Longitudinal Time Code. A time code recorded along the tape in the
forward direction of a tape run. A VTR cannot reproduce LTC when tape
run stops to output a still picture. The output level of LTC is very low
when tape runs slowly, so an LTC read error is likely to occur while the
VTR is playing back in slow motion. See also Time code and VITC.
ND filter
Neutral Density filter. ND filters reduce the amount of incident light
equally across the entire visible wavelength range without affecting
color.
R/G mixing detail circuit
A circuit used to mix R and G signals to obtain a Y signal so that a sharp
picture is reproduced.
Reference video signal
A video signal that contains a sync signal or sync and burst signals, used
as a reference for synchronization of video equipment.
Appendix
A-15
A
Sawtooth waveform
A form of signal resembling the teeth of a saw. A video signal having a
sawtooth waveform is used to check linearity and other characteristics of
video amplifiers.
Shot data
Data recorded, while shooting, in the color bars, the U-BIT data of the
VITC, and so forth. Includes the model name, serial number, date, time,
shot number, cassette number, and ID1 to ID4.
Shutter speed
The length of time for which the shutter stays open. The higher the
shutter speed, the more clearly a moving object can be shot.
Smear
See Vertical smear.
A
SMPTE
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, a professional
association established in the U.S.A. mainly for the purpose of setting
forth motion picture and television engineering standards.
S/N
Signal-to-Noise ratio. The relation of the strength of the desired signal to
the accompanying electronic interference, the noise. If S/N is high,
sounds are reproduced with less noise and pictures are reproduced
clearly without snow.
Time code
A digitally encoded signal which is recorded on video tape to identify
each frame of video by hour, minute, second and frame number. SMPTE
time code is applied to NTSC system, and EBU time code to PAL and
SECAM systems. There are two kinds of recorded signals : longitudinal
time code (LTC) and vertical interval time code (VITC). See also LTC
and VITC.
A-16
Appendix
Time code synchronization
To synchronize the built-in time code generator of video equipment such
as a VTR to an external time code.
Turbo gain
Video amplifier gain boosted from 30 dB to 36 or 42 dB by combining
blocks of 2 or 4 adjacent pixels of the CCD.
User bits
A total of 32 bits are provided in the time code which the user can use to
record such information as date, scene number, or reel number on video
tape.
Vertical smear
A bright vertical line which appears on the screen when shooting a very
bright object with a CCD camera. Also called smear.
Video gain
Amount of amplification for video signals, expressed in decibels (dB).
VITC
Vertical Interval Time Code. A time code recorded on video tape in two
horizontal lines during each vertical blanking period of a video signal.
Unlike LTC, VITC is recorded in the same tracks as the video
information, so they can be read even while the tape is not moving. See
also Time code and LTC.
White balance adjustment
In the light of a particular color temperature, to adjust the white levels of
the R, G, and B channels of a color video camera so that any white object
shot in that light is reproduced as a truly white image. See also Color
temperature.
Appendix
A-17
A
White shading
When shooting a white object, the upper and lower portions of the screen
may appear magenta or green while the central portion appears white,
depending on the performance of the camera lens. This is called white
shading.
Zebra pattern
In a video camera, striped patterns which appear in the viewfinder screen
to indicate areas of the image where the video level is higher than a
certain value. If a zebra pattern appears on the skin when the object is a
human being, that is a correct exposure.
Zoom
To gradually change the field of view of a camera lens from wide to
narrow angle (zoom in) or narrow to wide angle (zoom out).
A
A-18
Appendix
Index
A
AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor 1-7,
5-8
Accessories A-8
Accessory attachments 2-3
AC-DN1/DN2A AC Adaptor 1-7,
5-8
Adjustment and settings for
recording
audio level 4-24
black balance and white
balance 4-1
electronic shutter 4-13
reference value for automatic
iris adjustment 4-21
time data 4-27
setting color temperature
manually 4-91
specifying an offset for the
auto white balance setting 493
ADVANCE button 2-32
ALARM volume control 2-10
Anton Bauer Intelligent Battery
System 5-9
Anton Bauer Ultralight System
5-9
Audio
level adjustment 4-25
level meter 2-38, 4-24
line input from audio
equipment 5-33
testing the audio functions
6-7
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 connectors
and LINE/MIC/+48 V ON
selectors 2-9
AUDIO IN switches 2-8
AUDIO LEVEL CH-1/CH-2
controls 2-8
AUDIO OUT connector 2-9
Audio level indicator 4-56
AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2
switches 2-8
AUTO W/B BAL switch 2-22,
4-3, 4-8
Automatic iris
closing 4-21
opening 4-21
B
BATT indicator 4-49
Battery
Anton Bauer Intelligent
Battery System 5-9
state indicator 4-55
Battery adaptor
DC-L1 1-7, 5-4
DC-L90 1-7, 5-6
Battery attachment 2-1
Battery charger
BC-1WD/1WDCE 1-7, 5-4
BC-210/210CE/410/410CE 17, 5-5
BC-L100/L100CE 1-7, 5-1
Index
I-1
A
A
Battery pack
BP-90A 1-7, 5-5
BP-L60A/L90A 1-7, 5-1
NP-1B 1-7, 5-4
BC-1WD/1WDCE Battery
Charger 1-7, 5-4
BC-210/210CE/410/410CE
Battery Charger 1-7, 5-5
BC-L100/L100CE Battery Charger
1-7, 5-1
BETACAM holder kit 5-31
BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation
Bracket 1-6, 5-14
Black balance and black set
adjusting
error messages 4-4
memory 4-5
BP-90A Battery Pack 1-7, 5-5
BP-L60A/L90A Battery Pack 1-7,
5-1
BREAKER button 2-2
BRIGHT control 2-15
BSC-1 Setup Card 1-6, 4-113
Built-in speaker 2-13
BVR-3 Remote Control Unit 1-6,
2-9
C
C-74 microphone 1-7, A-9
CA-701/702 Camera Adaptor 1-3,
1-6
I-2
Index
CA-755 Camera adaptor 1-6
CAC-12 Microphone Holder 1-7,
5-24
Camera adaptor See “CA-701/
702/755 Camera Adaptor” above.
Cameraman tally indicator 2-16
CAMERAMAN menu 4-95
Camera section
features 1-1
specifications A-2
testing 6-3
Carrying case
storing the camcorder 5-10
Cassette number
indicator 4-54
setting 4-37
Cassette tape
loading 3-1
preventing accidental erasure
3-4
slack checking 3-3
unloading 3-3
usable cassettes A-5
CC (Color temparature
Conversion) filter 2-19, 4-7
CCD image sensor
notes on CCD image sensor
6-14
Cleaning
BCT-D12CL Cleaning
Cassette 6-10
video heads 6-10
viewfinder 6-10
CLS mode 4-13, 4-17
Color playback 3-19
Condensation 6-2
Continuous recording 3-9
CONTRAST control 2-15
Cradle suspension (CRS-3P) 5-24
CTL 2-32, 2-41
D
DC IN connector 2-1
DC-L1 Battery Adaptor 1-7, 5-4
DC-L90 Battery Adaptor 1-7, 5-6
DC OUT connector 2-9
DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control)
2-21
DF/NDF switch 2-33
DIAG button 2-36
Diopter adjustment ring 2-16,
5-12
Display
display mode and message
4-61
indicators 2-38
markers 4-64
setup menu 4-44
status 2-38
warnings 2-38
Dynamic Contrast Control 2-21
E
Earphone
testing 6-8
EARPHONE jack 2-13
ECS mode 4-14
E-E sound 2-13
EJECT button 2-26
Electronic shutter
See shutter.
Error messages
about black balance
adjustment 4-4
about setup card operation
4-120, 4-123
about white balance
adjustment 4-10
EVS mode 4-14
Extender indicator 4-54
External microphone
using 5-23
testing 6-8
Eyecup 2-14, 6-10
Eyepiece
detaching and reattaching
5-15
disassembling 6-10
A
F
F FWD button and indicator 2-26
Filter
CC filter 2-19, 4-7
fog-proof filter 1-6, 6-11
indicator 4-57
ND filter 2-19, 4-7
protecting filter 6-10
selecting filter 2-18, 4-7
Index
I-3
FILTER selector 2-18
Flange focal length 5-18
Flicker 4-14
Fog-proof filter 1-6, 6-11
F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch 2-33
G
Gain
indicator 4-57
selecting the GAIN selector
value 4-77
GAIN selector 2-22
GENLOCK IN connector 2-29
Glossary A-11
A
H
Head cleaning 6-10
HOLD button 2-32
HUMID indicator 2-39, 3-5, 6-1,
6-12
I, J, K
Indicators in the viewfinder 4-48
Iris
automatic adjustment 4-21
automatic closing 4-21
automatic opening 4-21
changing the reference value
4-21
testing 6-5
Iris setting indicator 4-55
L
LCD LIGHT switch 2-37
I-4
Index
Lens
locking lever 2-4
mount 2-4
mount cap 2-4
mounting 5-17
LENS connector 2-4
Lighting (shooting) conditions
2-18
Light shoe 2-3
Line input from audio equipment
5-33
LINE/MIC/+48V ON selectors
2-9
Loading a cassette 3-1
Loop Rec Function 3-12
LTC 1-5
M
Maintenance
cleaning the video heads 6-10
cleaning the viewfinder 6-10
disassembling the eyepiece
6-10
Marker
center marker 2-15
safety zone marker 2-15
setting 4-64
MENU CANCEL/PRST/ITEM
switch 2-28, 4-43
MENU ON/OFF/PAGE switch
2-27, 4-43
MIC AUDIO LEVEL control 2-6
MIC IN connector 2-5
Microphone 2-5
microphone holder (A) 5-24
microphone holder (CAC-12)
1-7, 5-25
using an external microphone
5-24
using the supplied microphone
5-20
Monitor 1-6, 3-20
See also Playback.
MONITOR switch 2-11
MONITOR volume control 2-11
N
ND (Neutral Density) filter 2-19,
4-7
NP-1B Battery Pack 1-7, 5-4
See also Battery and Power
Supply.
O
Operation status warning
indicator 4-49
setting 4-50
Operation warnings 6-12
OUTPUT/DCC selector 2-21
P, Q
Parts and controls
accessory attachments 2-3
audio functions 2-5
power supply 2-1
setup menu operating section
2-27
shooting and record/playback
functions 2-14
time code system 2-29
warnings and indications
2-35, 2-38
PEAKING control 2-15
PLAY button and indicator 2-26
Playback 3-19
checking the recording 3-19
color playback 3-20
parts and controls 2-14
recording review 3-19
using a color video monitor 320
Power supply
AC adaptor 1-7, 5-8
Anton Bauer Intelligent
Battery System 5-9
battery pack (BP-90A)
1-7, 5-5
battery pack (BP-L60A/L90A)
1-7, 5-1
battery pack (NP-1B)
1-7, 5-4
parts and controls 2-1
See also Battery.
POWER switch 2-2
Precautions 1-8
PRESET/REGEN switch 2-33
Protecting filter 6-10
R
Rain cover 5-39
REC indicator 4-49
Index
I-5
A
A
Recording
basic procedure 3-5
cassette tape 3-1, A-8
checking the recording 3-20
continuous recording 3-9
Loop Rec Function 3-12
parts and controls 2-14
recording pause 3-9
reversing the picture
orientation 3-18
Recording review 3-19
Recording run mode 2-33, 4-30
Reference video signal 4-32
Remaining tape indicator 4-55
Remote control 5-42
remote control unit (BVR-3)
1-6, 2-9
remote control unit (RMB150/RM-P9) 1-6, 4-23, 5-42
REMOTE connector 2-23
RESET button 2-32
REW button and indicator 2-26
RF indicator 2-39, 6-12
RM-B150 Remote Control Unit 16, 4-23, 5-42
RM-P9 Remote Control Unit 1-6,
4-23, 5-42
Rotary encoder 2-27
S
Safety zone marker 2-15
Selecting the functions 4-79
Selecting the display items 4-58
Self-diagnosis indicator 4-55
I-6
Index
SERVO indicator 2-39, 6-12
Setting up
adjusting the flange focal
length 5-18
adjusting the shoulder pad
position 5-38
adjusting the viewfinder 5-10
attaching shoulder strap 5-36
audio input system 5-20
carrying case 5-10
connecting a remote control
unit 5-42
mounting the lens 5-17
power supply 5-1
putting on the rain cover 5-39
tripod mounting 5-34
Setup card 4-113
handling 4-113
setting the card ID 4-124
using data 4-115
Setup card compartment 2-27
Setup menu
basic use 4-43
FUNCTION 1/2 page 4-40, 484
FUNCTION 2/2 page 4-40, 479
MARKER 1/3 page 4-39,
4-64
MASTER GAIN page 4-40,
4-77
menu configuration 4-39
menu operating section 2-27
OPERATION 2 page 4-74
SETUP CARD page 4-40,
4-113
SHOT DISP. page
4-40, 4-67
SHOT ID page 4-40, 4-69
SHUTTER page
4-19, 4-40
VF DISP 1/2 page 4-39,
4-59
VF DISP 2/2 page 4-40, 4-59
WIDE SCREEN page 4-40,
4-85
‘!’ LED page 4-40, 4-50
SHIFT button 2-32
Shooting 3-7
shooting conditions 2-18
See also Recording.
Shot data 4-66
recording in the VITC user
bits 4-110
Shot ID 4-69
Shot number
AUTO SHOT NO. RESET
4-103
indicator 4-55
setting 4-37
Shoulder pad 2-4
adjusting the position 5-38
Shoulder strap attaching 5-36
Shoulder strap posts 2-3
Shutter
changing the shutter setting
4-19
selecting mode and speed
4-15
setting the electronic shutter
4-13
shutter modes 4-13
SHUTTER selector 2-22
Shutter speed and mode indicator
4-56
SLACK indicator 2-39, 6-12
Spare indicators 4-49
Speaker 2-13
testing 6-8
Specifications A-1
STOP button 2-26
Storing the camcorder 1-8, 5-10
System configuration 1-6
T
Tally
cameraman tally indicator
2-16
indicators 2-36
TALLY switch 2-36
Tape
remaining tape indicator
4-55
remaining tape time 4-55
TAPE status indicator 2-38,
6-12
testing the tape transport
functions 6-6
Index
I-7
A
A
See also Cassette tape.
TC IN connector 2-29
TC OUT connector 2-30
Testing the camcorder before
shooting
audio level adjusting functions
6-7
camera section 6-3
earphone 6-8
external microphones 6-8
iris function 6-5
preparations for testing 6-1
speaker 6-8
tape transport functions 6-6
time code function 6-9
user bit function 6-9
viewfinder 6-3
VTR section 6-6
zoom function 6-5
Test output
selecting information to output
4-73
synchronizing 4-32
TEST OUT connector 2-24, 2-30,
4-33
Time code
displaying 2-32, 2-40
resetting 2-32
setting 4-29
synchronizing 4-32
testing 6-9
Time code indicator 4-57
Time counter display 2-40
Time data
I-8
Index
displaying 2-32, 2-40
resetting 2-32
setting 4-27
synchronizing 4-32
Tripod mount 2-4
Tripod mounting 5-34
tripod adaptor 5-34
Turbo gain 2-20, 4-77
U
UHF portable tuner (WRR-28H/
28M/28L/810A/860A) 1-7,
5-28
User bits
displaying 2-32, 2-40
resetting 2-32
setting 4-27
storing the setting in memory
4-28
testing 6-9
V
Video
gain selecting 4-77
head cleaning 6-10
monitor 1-6, 3-20
TEST OUT connector 2-24,
2-30, 4-33
VIDEO OUT connector 2-23,
4-33
Viewfinder 2-15, 5-10
adjusting the diopter 5-12
adjusting the position 5-11
adjusting the screen 5-12
cleaning 6-10
detaching 5-13
detaching and reattaching the
eyepiece 5-15
diopter adjustment ring 2-16,
5-12
front-rear positioning lever
2-16, 5-11
left-right positioning ring
2-16, 5-10
rotation bracket (BKW-401)
1-6, 5-14
screen displays
See Display.
selecting information to
display 4-75
specifications A-5
stopper 2-16, 5-13
testing 6-3
VITC 1-5
VTR
features 1-4
operation and status indicators
2-39
specifications A-5
testing 6-6
VTR SAVE indicator 4-50
VTR SAVE/STBY switch 2-26
VTR START button 2-25
operation warnings 6-12
parts and controls 2-38
viewfinder screen displays
4-53, 6-12
warning sound 2-10, 6-12
See also Display.
WHITE BAL switch 2-20, 4-6
White balance
adjusting 4-5
error messages 4-10
memory 4-11
White balance memory indicator
4-57
WRR-28H/28M/28L/810A/860A
UHF Portable Tuner 1-7, 5-28
Z
Zebra pattern 2-15
ZEBRA switch 2-16
Zoom
zoom position indicator 4-54
zoom testing 6-5
W, X, Y
WARNING indicator 2-37
Warning and indications
display panel indications 2-38
Index
I-9
A
Name
Office
Address
Phone
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