4-459-611-16(1)
Solid-State Memory
Camcorder
PMW-F55
PMW-F5
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly
and retain it for future reference.
© 2013 Sony Corporation
Table of Contents
Overview
Features ...................................................................................... 6
System Configuration ............................................................... 9
Location and Function of Parts ............................................. 10
On-Screen Indications ............................................................ 16
Sub Display Screen ...................................................... 16
Viewfinder Screen ........................................................ 19
Preparations
Power Supply ........................................................................... 22
Using a Battery Pack .................................................... 22
Using AC Power (DC IN Power) ................................. 23
Setting the Clock ..................................................................... 23
Attaching Optional Devices .................................................... 24
Attaching a Lens .......................................................... 24
Attaching a Viewfinder ................................................ 25
Setting the Basic Action .......................................................... 26
System Frequency ........................................................ 26
Shooting Mode ............................................................. 26
Main Recorded Signal .................................................. 26
Color Space .................................................................. 27
Imager Scan Mode ....................................................... 27
Recording Format ......................................................... 27
Using SxS Memory Cards ...................................................... 28
About SxS Memory Cards ........................................... 28
Inserting an SxS Memory Card .................................... 28
Removing an SxS memory card ................................... 28
Switching Between SxS Memory Cards ...................... 29
Formatting an SxS Memory Card ................................ 29
Checking the Remaining Time Available for
Recording ............................................................... 29
Restoring an SxS Memory Card .................................. 29
Using an SD Card ................................................................... 30
Usable SD Cards .......................................................... 30
Inserting an SD Card .................................................... 30
Removing an SD memory card .................................... 30
Formatting an SD Memory Card .................................. 31
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Checking the Remaining Time ..................................... 31
Using an AXS-R5 .................................................................... 31
Attaching the AXS-R5 ................................................. 31
Removing the AXS-R5 ................................................ 32
Inserting an AXS Memory Card .................................. 32
Removing an AXS Memory Card ................................ 32
Recording to an AXS Memory Card ............................ 32
Formatting an AXS Memory Card ............................... 32
Checking the Remaining Time Available for
Recording ............................................................... 33
Restoring the AXS Memory Card ................................ 33
Using a USB Wireless LAN Module ...................................... 34
Attaching the IFU-WLM3 ............................................ 34
Making a Wi-Fi Connection ......................................... 34
Using the Wi-Fi Remote Commander .......................... 35
Recording
Basic Operation Procedure .................................................... 39
Changing Basic Settings ......................................................... 41
Electronic Shutter ......................................................... 41
Sensitivity/Gain/Color Temperature/
White Balance ........................................................ 41
Audio ............................................................................ 42
Time Data ..................................................................... 42
Useful Functions ...................................................................... 42
Assignable Buttons ....................................................... 42
Slow & Quick Motion .................................................. 43
Starting to Record from Pre-stored Video
(Picture Cache Function) ....................................... 43
Simultaneously Recording ........................................... 44
Rec Review .................................................................. 44
Focus Magnifier ........................................................... 44
False Color Display ...................................................... 44
Viewfinder Double Speed Drive Function ................... 45
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Thumbnail Screens
Thumbnail Screens ................................................................. 46
Configuration of the Screen ......................................... 46
Playing Clips ............................................................................ 47
Playing the Selected and Subsequent Clips in
Sequence ................................................................ 47
Clip Operations ....................................................................... 47
Operations of the Thumbnail Menu ............................. 47
Displaying the Detailed Information of a Clip ............. 48
Copying MPEG2 Proxy Data (PMW-F55 only) .......... 48
Deleting Clips ............................................................... 49
Changing Information on the Thumbnail Screen ......... 49
Settings
Sub Display Operation ........................................................... 50
Sub Display Setting Items ...................................................... 51
CAMERA Screen ......................................................... 51
FILE Screen ................................................................. 52
AU/TC (audio/timecode) Screen .................................. 52
Setup Menu Operations .......................................................... 54
User Menu .................................................................... 55
Setup Menu List ...................................................................... 57
Camera Menu ............................................................... 57
Paint Menu ................................................................... 64
Audio Menu ................................................................. 69
Video Menu .................................................................. 70
VF Menu ...................................................................... 73
TC/UB Menu ................................................................ 76
Recording Menu ........................................................... 77
Media Menu ................................................................. 78
File Menu ..................................................................... 79
Maintenance Menu ....................................................... 82
System Menu ................................................................ 82
External Devices Connection
Connecting External Monitors and Recording Devices ...... 87
Operating Clips With a Computer ........................................ 88
External Synchronization ....................................................... 89
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Appendices
Important Notes on Operation .............................................. 90
Formats and Limitations of Outputs .................................... 92
Video Formats and Output Signals .............................. 92
Error/Warning Indications .................................................... 99
Error Indications ........................................................... 99
Warning Indications ..................................................... 99
Caution and Operation Confirmation Indications ...... 100
Licenses .................................................................................. 102
MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License ................... 102
MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License .................. 102
On accessing software to which the GPL/LGPL
applies .................................................................. 102
Open software licenses ............................................... 103
Specifications ......................................................................... 103
General ....................................................................... 103
Camera Section .......................................................... 105
Input/Output ............................................................... 105
Media .......................................................................... 106
Package Configuration ............................................... 106
Optional Accessories .................................................. 107
Index ....................................................................................... 110
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Overview
Overview
Features
The PMW-F55/F5 is a highly compact,
lightweight and high-performance CineAlta 4K
camera with a 4K Super 35mm equivalent Singlechip CMOS image sensor.
The PMW-F55’s CMOS image sensor with frame
image scan function allows you to shoot clear 4K
images without rolling shutter distortion or flash
band phenomenon, for perfect HD recording
performance.
The PMW-F5’s 4K image sensor allows you to
record high quality HD pictures.
You can record in SR SStP/MPEG2 HD video
format, in addition to the new 4K-compatible
format, XAVC, by using an SxS memory card.
4K RAW data can be recorded by using the
portable memory recorder, AXS-R5, which
adopts the newly developed access memory card
(AXSM).
The camcorder adopts the same native FZ mount
used by the PMW-F3. You can use a variety of
cine lenses (PL mount) so that the PL/FZ
conversion adaptor comes standard.
By using the optional LA-FZB1/LA-FZB2 mount
adapter, the B4 lens that is widely used for
broadcasting can be attached. You can use your
lens libraries with this camcorder.
Compatible with multi format
The camcorder is compatible with the new
format, XAVC (official name: MPEG4 AVC/
H.264 Hi422 Profiles/Level 5.2), and can record
4K: 4096 × 2160, QFHD: 3840 × 2160, 2K: 2048
× 1080, HD: 1920 × 1080.
The camcorder is also compatible with frame
rates from 23.98P to 59.94P. For high-speed
shooting, you can record 1 fps to 60 fps for
XAVC recording in the S & Q mode. The
recommended media for XAVC recording is the
newly developed SxS PRO+ memory card.
The camcorder is also compatible with SStP SRSQ 444, SR-SQ 422, and SR-Lite 422 that are
adopted for HDCAM-SR, or MPEG2 HD 422
that is adopted for XDCAM. Your workflow can
be used.
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Features
High frame rate (HFR) recording with up
to 240 FPS
Using the camcorder with the AXS-R5 allows
you to perform 2K RAW recording with up to 240
FPS.
You can use 2K/HD to record up to 180 FPS to
the SxS memory card on the camcorder without
the AXS-R5.
The camcorder has two scan modes for high
frame rate. In the first mode, you can shoot with
the full angle of the CMOS image sensor
equivalent to the Super 35 mm size, and use the
lens with the focal length set for normal shooting
of high frame rate recording.
In the second mode, you can shoot with the center
area of the CMOS image sensor equivalent to the
Super 35 mm size (cut to Super 16 mm size).
Modular structure
The camcorder is a modular design that allows
you to configure the camcorder according to
shooting circumstances, whether for cinema
production, drama, commercials, 3D shooting,
documentary filming, interviews, etc. The handle,
viewfinder, audio connector panel, and portable
memory recorder can be removed according to
shooting requirements.
The body and handle of the camcorder have
multiple 1/4” and 3/8” mount points, to which
you can attach standard accessories.
Other features
4K Super 35mm equivalent CMOS image sensor
The camcorder has a 4K Super 35mm equivalent
Single-chip CMOS image sensor of 11,600,000
pixels, with effective pixels count of 8,900,000,
for 4K/HD recording.
The CMOS image sensor of the PMW-F55
includes a frame image scan function that allows
you to shoot clear images without rolling shutter
distortion or flash band phenomenon that occurs
with a traditional film camera. The camcorder
adopts a color filter that emphasizes color
reproduction compatible with wide color area
Wide latitude, low noise
The camcorder has a 14-stop latitude that can
reproduce images captured by the CMOS sensor
with smooth gradation of black to white.
Exmor Super35 CMOS technology provides low
noise levels, even with 4K resolution and 14-stop
latitude maintained.
Video signal processing
4K/HD simultaneous recording and high-speed
recording with unlimited recording time is
possible with single LSI chip processing of both
camera signals and baseband video signals.
Single-chip design provides stable, high-speed
4K 59.94P baseband video processing, low power
consumption, and compact design.
Gamma curves corresponding to various
situations
The camcorder has a variety of gamma curves
corresponding to various situations.
S-Log2 and S-Log3 are equipped to cover wide
latitude of the camcorder.
The camcorder also has user gamma and hyper
gamma.
The user gamma can install and use the gamma
curve that is made by CvpFileEditorTM V4.2.
The hyper gamma can display the wide dynamic
range images in smooth contrast without using
the knee function. The PMW-F55/F5 provides the
following six hyper gamma choices:
Available hyper gamma choices
No.
1
2
3
4
7
8
Name*
HG3250G36
HG4600G30
HG3259G40
HG4609G33
HG8009G40
HG8009G33
Dynamic White Video output with
range
limit 18% gray card
(video input 20%)
325%
460%
325%
460%
800%
800%
100%
100%
109%
109%
109%
109%
36%
30%
40%
33%
40%
33%
Monitor LUT on/off function for each output
By dividing the video output signal (including the
internal recorded signal) into 3 types, you can set
Monitor LUT to on/off for each type
independently.
The camcorder has 5 types of gamma curve and 4
types of Look Profile for Monitor LUT preset.
You can also use any user LUT file that is created
by RAW Viewer.
Overview
(exceeding that of color film), allowing for near
human vision image representation capability.
Intuitive user interface
This camcorder has the color LCD panel on the
inside panel, and direct access menu that assigns
the commonly-used settings to 6 buttons.
Displaying the setting information large, makes
visibility better.
By switching four screens (CAMERA, FILE,
AU/TC, VIEW), you can perform setting speedy.
A LOCK switch allows you to prevent changing
settings by accident.
By using the supplied IFU-WLM3 USB wireless
LAN module, you can operate the camcorder
from a Wi-Fi compatible device such as a tablet,
with the wireless transmission.
Assignable buttons
The inside panel has three assignable buttons,
while the outside panel has one assignable button.
You can operate the camcorder easily by
assigning commonly-used functions to these
buttons.
Built-in ND filter
A rotary ND filter is built into the camcorder, and
supports three types of filter: Clear, 0.9 (1/8), and
1.8 (1/64). This allows light adjustment without
the need for external matte box.
When using a B4 lens by attaching an optional
LA-FZB2 mount adapter to the camcorder, you
can use the power optical filter (neutral density
filter and color temperature conversion filter) of
the LA-FZB2 by setting the built-in ND filter of
the camcorder to “Clear.”
* Name format: “HG” + 3 digits of dynamic range value
+ the unit digit of white limit + “G” + video output
value with 18% gray card
You can select dynamic range from among 325%,
460%, and 800%. You can select 109% or 100%
for the maximum value of video output (White
Limit). You can select the video output value with
18% gray card from two values.
Features
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Various input/output connectors
Overview
Four types of SDI output
The camcorder has four types of SDI output that
allows you to output 4K 59.94P signal as four 3GSDI.
The SDI-1/2 and SDI-3/4 outputs are assignable
as SDI-1/2 OUT to Main, and SDI-3/4 OUT to
Sub.
The camcorder also includes connections for
Genlock IN, Timecode IN/OUT, HDMI OUT,
Remote.
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Features
Overview
System Configuration
This section shows examples of the camera system configuration.
Lenses
PMW-F3K supplied lenses (35 mm/50 mm/85mm)
SCL-PK6/F, PK6/M (set of 6 lenses, 20 mm/25 mm/35 mm/50 mm/85 mm/135 mm)
SCL-PK3/F, PK3/M (set of 3 lenses, 20 mm/25 mm/135 mm)
SCL-P11X15
SCL-Z18X140
Viewfinder
DVF-L350
Viewfinder
DVF-L700
Microphone
ECM-680S (EC-0.5X5F3M),
ECM-678, ECM-674
Lens mount
adapter
Viewfinder
DVF-EL100
SxS memory card
USB card reader
SBP-128B, SBP-64A/B, SBP-32,
SBAC-US20
SBS-64G1A, SBS-32G1A
XQD memory card
QD-S64E, QD-S32E, QD-N64
(QDA-EX1 XQD ExpressCard adapter is required.)
Mount adapter
LA-FZB1, LA-FZB2
Optical 2K Filter
CBK-55F2K
Battery adaptor
PMW-F55, PMW-F5
Remote control unit
RM-B170, RM-B750,
CBK-DCB01
Shoulder adaptor
VCT-FSA5
USB wireless LAN module
IFU-WLM3 (supplied)
Portable memory
recorder
AXS-R5
Battery pack
BP-FL75, BP-L80S
AC adaptor
AC-DN2B, AC-DN10
AXS memory card
AXS-512S24, AXS-A512S24,
AXS-A1TS24
AXS memory card
reader
AXS-CR1
Camera system adaptor CA4000
Monitor: BVM series, PVM series, LMD series
System Configuration
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Overview
Location and Function of Parts
For functions and usage, see the pages in parentheses.
The following illustrations are with the battery adaptor (page 15) removed.
For removing the battery adaptor, see “Removing a battery pack” (page 22).
1
11
2
3
4
12
13
14
Sub display/Control
buttons block (page 13)
5
SxS memory card slot
block (page 13)
6
7
Right side connector
panel (page 13)
8
15
16
17
18
9
10
1. Handle
2. LOCK switch
Disables operations on the side operating panel.
3. Viewfinder shoe
4. Tape measure hook/Image sensor position
index
The
mark and tape measure hook are on a
plane with the image sensor. To measure the
precise distance between the camcorder and the
subject, use this mark or tape measure hook as a
reference.
You can attach the end of a tape measure to the
hook, and measure the distance from the subject.
5. Flange focal length adjustment screw
(page 25)
6. Lens mount (page 24)
7. REC (recording start/stop) button/lamp
(page 39)
8. SEL/SET (select/set) dial (MENU dial)
(pages 50, 54)
Selects the item in the menu or changes the
setting value.
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Location and Function of Parts
9. ND FILTER select switch
ND filters are available for keeping the
aperture in a proper range.
Select the ND filter by turning the ND
FILTER select switch while pulling it.
Clear: ND filter not used
0.9: 1/8ND
1.8: 1/64ND
10. CANCEL/BACK button (pages 50, 54)
11. Accessory mounting screw holes
Type of screw: 1/4-20UNC (× 4)
Type of screw: 3/8-16UNC (× 5)
Length of engagement: 9 mm
(3/8 inch) or less
Note
Do not apply excessive force to the mounted
accessory. It may damage the screw thread.
12. ASSIGN (assignable) 1/2/3 buttons (page
42)
13. Built-in speaker (page 39)
14. Power switch
System status screen
Notes
• This camcorder uses a small amount of standby
power even when the power switch is set to OFF.
Remove the battery pack if the camcorder will not
be used for a prolonged period.
• When removing the battery pack or the DC IN
power, be sure to first set the power switch to the
OFF position. Removing the battery pack or the
DC IN power while the camcorder is ON may
cause damage to the camcorder or the memory
card.
15. BRIGHTNESS button
Adjusts brightness of the sub display in 4 steps.
16. STATUS (status display on/off) button
Displays status screens on the viewfinder or
external video monitor.
Turn the MENU dial (page 10) to switch the
screens in sequence.
Camera status screen
Displays the electronic shutter settings or the
status of the lens.
Gain
Shutter
Gamma
White
Zebra1
Zebra2
Iris
Focal Length
Focus Distance
Depth Of Field
Optical Filter
Amount of gain up (dB) or
sensitivity (ISO-EI)
Electronic shutter settings
Gamma category and curve
(When “Shooting Mode” is
set to “Cine EI,” Gamma for
MLUT Off is displayed.)
White balance mode and
setting
On/off and setting level of
Zebra1
On/off and setting level of
Zebra2
T value of iris
Focal length (mm)
Focus distance (m/feet)
Depth of field (m/feet)
Type of optical filter
Audio status screen
Displays the input settings for each channel,
audio level meter, and wind filter setting.
Level
Source
Reference
Wind Filter
Level meter
Input source
Reference level setting
Wind filter setting
Displays the video signal settings.
System Frequency System frequency
Rec Format
Recording format that is
recorded on the SxS memory
card
Picture Size
Picture size that is recorded on
an SxS memory card
Rec Function
Special recording that is set to
on, and its setting
Gamma
Gamma category that is
recorded on the SxS memory
card
Imager Scan
Imager reading mode
Picture Cache
On/off setting of Picture
Rec
Cache Rec
MPEG2 Proxy
On/off setting of MPEG2
proxy (PMW-F55 only)
Overview
Set to the ON position (=) to turn the power on.
Set to the OFF position (1) to turn the power
off.
Video output status screen
Displays the video output settings of SDI 1 to
SDI 4, HDMI, and test video output.
Picture size
C.Space
Freq
Gamma
Output picture size
Output form
Output rate
Gamma
Assignable button status screen
Displays the function that is assigned to each
ASSIGN button.
1 to 4, Lens RET Functions that are assigned to
the Assign 1 to 4 buttons and
RET button on a lens
Battery status screen
Displays information of the battery or DC IN
power.
Detected Battery Battery type
Remaining
Remaining charge level (%)
Charge Count
Number of times that the
battery is charged
Capacity
Remaining capacity (Ah)
Voltage
Voltage (V)
Manufacture
Manufacture date of the
Date
battery
Power Source
Power source
Supplied Voltage Supplied voltage
Media status screen
Displays the remaining space, available
recording time, and estimated service life of the
recording media (SxS memory card A/SxS
memory card B/SD card/AXS memory).
Location and Function of Parts
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Overview
17. OPTION button (page 47)
18. MENU (menu display on/off) button (page
Protect
information
Remaining
Remaining space and
available recording time
Estimated service life
Life
54)
1
7
8
Air outlet
9
2
10
Air inlet
3
4
Audio connector
panel (page 14)
5
Left side connector
panel (page 15)
6
1. Accessory mounting screw holes
Type of screw: 1/4-20UNC (× 4)
Length of engagement: 9 mm
(3/8 inch) or less
Notes
• Do not apply excessive force to the mounted
accessory. It may damage the screw thread.
• When attaching an accessory, do not cover the air
inlet or air outlet.
2. HDMI OUT connector (page 87)
3. DC IN connector (page 23)
4. SDI OUT 1 to 4 (serial digital output)
connectors (BNC type) (page 87)
5. Mounting terminal for an expansion unit
(pages 22, 31)
6. REMOTE (remote control) connector (8pin)
Connect an external device such as a remote
control unit.
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Location and Function of Parts
7. USB wireless LAN module retracting part
(page 34)
Connecting the supplied IFU-WLM3 USB
wireless LAN module allows communication
with wireless LAN devices.
8. Tape measure hook/Image sensor position
index
The mark
and tape measure hook are on a
plane with the image sensor. To measure the
precise distance between the camcorder and the
subject, use this mark or tape measure hook as a
reference.
You can attach the end of a tape measure to the
hook, and measure the distance from the subject.
9. VF (viewfinder output) connector (page
25)
10. ASSIGN 4 (assignable 4) button (page 42)
Right side connector panel
The USB connector and SD card slot are located
behind the cover.
1
2
3
1
Open the
cover.
2
3 4
5
Overview
Sub display/Control buttons block (page
50)
Open the
cover.
1. Headphones connector (stereo mini jack)
(page 39)
2. USB connector (A)
3. USB connector (Mini B)
4. ACCESS (SD card access) lamp (page 30)
5. SD card slot (page 30)
1. Sub display
2. Function buttons
•
•
•
•
CAMERA button
FILE button
AU/TC (audio/time code) button
VIEW button
3. Item button
SxS memory card slot block (page 28)
The SxS memory card slots are located behind the
cover.
1
2
Open the
cover.
3
4
1. SLOT SELECT (SxS memory card select)
button
2. ACCESS (SxS memory card access) lamps
3. SxS memory card slots
4. EJECT (SxS memory card eject) buttons
Location and Function of Parts
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Audio connector panel
Overview
Attach the supplied audio connector panel as
follows.
1
2
3
1. AUDIO IN CH1/AUDIO IN CH2
(external audio input selection) switches
Switch input signal (external microphone,
external audio device, etc.).
LINE: Line input audio equipment
AES/EBU: AES/EBU format audio signal
MIC: Microphone input
2. AUDIO IN (CH-1, CH-1/2) /AUDIO IN
Notes
• Attach/remove the audio connector panel while the
camcorder is turned off.
• When attaching the audio connector panel, make sure
not to catch the cap.
• When removing the audio connector panel, pull it
away slowly from the body of the camcorder, as shown
in the diagram above.
• Applying excessive force to remove the audio
connector panel may damage it.
(CH-2, CH-3/4) connectors
Input external microphone or audio
equipment signals.
3. CH1 MIC +48V/OFF, CH2 MIC +48V/
OFF (external microphone input
selection) switches
Supply phantom power (48 V) to the external
microphone when you set this switch to
“MIC +48V.”
Settings of the AUDIO IN CH1/AUDIO IN CH2 switch and recorded channels are as below.
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 switch
CH-1
CH-2
LINE/MIC
AES/EBU
LINE/MIC
AES/EBU
LINE/MIC
LINE/MIC
AES/EBU
AES/EBU
CH-1
LINE1/MIC1
AES/EBU1-1
LINE1/MIC1
AES/EBU1-1
Recorded channel
CH-2
CH-3
LINE2/MIC2
AES/EBU1-2
No sound
AES/EBU1-2
LINE1/MIC1: LINE or MIC signal that is input to CH-1
LINE2/MIC2: LINE or MIC signal that is input to CH-2
AES/EBU1-x: Channel x signal of the AES/EBU signal that is input to CH-1
AES/EBU2-x: Channel x signal of the AES/EBU signal that is input to CH-2
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Location and Function of Parts
No sound
No sound
AES/EBU2-1
AES/EBU2-1
CH-4
No sound
No sound
AES/EBU2-2
AES/EBU2-2
Note
Left side connector panel
Overview
Do not apply excessive force to the mounted
accessory. It may damage the screw thread.
1
Battery adaptor
2
For attaching/removing the battery adaptor, see
“Using a Battery Pack” (page 22).
3
1
4
5
5
2
1. TC IN/OUT (timecode input/output
3
6
selection) switch (page 89)
2. TC (timecode input/output) connector
(BNC type) (page 89)
4
3. GENLOCK IN connector (BNC type)
(page 89)
7
4. TEST OUT (analog video output)
connector (BNC type) (page 87)
5. SHUTTER connector (BNC type)
Not used for this version.
Bottom
1. Release button/ejection lever
2. Battery release lever
3. Expansion IF connector
4. DC OUT 1/2 connector
Note
When connecting a device, use one with current
consumption of 1.8 A or less.
5. Battery pack attaching part
6. DC IN connector (page 23)
7. DC OUT overcurrent indicator
Lights when the overcurrent protection
activates.
In this case, disconnect any peripheral device
from a DC OUT connector whose indicator is
lit, then restart the PMW-F55/F5.
1
1. Accessory mounting screw holes
Type of screw: 1/4-20UNC (× 3)
Type of screw: 3/8-16UNC (× 3)
Length of engagement: 9 mm
(3/8 inch) or less
Location and Function of Parts
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Overview
On-Screen Indications
Sub Display Screen
When turning on the camcorder, the sub display appears and you can check the status of the camcorder
and set the basic items.
The screen is switched by pressing the function button on the left of the sub display (page 13).
Item name/
Setting value/
Function display
screen
Item name/Setting value/Function display
screen
Status screen
5. Gamma/High Latitude
Displays and sets gamma category.
(When “Shooting Mode” (page 82) is set to
“Cine EI,” “High Latitude” is displayed.)
6. MLUT
Displays and sets monitor LUT/Look Profile.
The MLUT indication appears only when
“Shooting Mode” (page 82) is set to “Cine
EI.”
CAMERA-2 (page 52)
1. Color Bars
Turns the color bars on/off.
CAMERA-1 (page 51)
1. S&Q FPS
Displays and sets Slow & Quick Motion/
Frame Rate.
2. Shutter
Displays and sets shutter speed/angle.
3. Color Temp
Displays and sets color temperature.
4. Sensitivity/Gain/Exposure Index
Displays and sets sensitivity/gain (ISO/dB/
EI).
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On-Screen Indications
2. Auto White
Performs the auto white balance function.
3. Auto Black
Performs the auto black balance function.
4. Sub&HDMI
Turns the Monitor LUT of SDI (Sub) and
HDMI output on/off.
5. Viewfinder
Turns the Monitor LUT of viewfinder output
on/off.
6. SDI (Sub) Disp.
FILE-1 (page 52)
1. to 6. All File Load 1 to 6
Loads the All file (1 to 6) from the SD card.
FILE-2 (page 52)
1. to 6. Scene Recall 1 to 5/Standard
Loads the Scene file (1 to 5, or Standard)
from the internal memory.
FILE-3 (page 52)
1. to 6. Lens Recall 1 to 6
Loads the Lens file (1 to 6) from the internal
memory.
AU/TC-1 (page 52)
1. MIC CH1 Ref
Displays/sets the reference input level for
MIC CH1.
2. CH1 Input
Sets Auto/Manual for the recording level of
CH1, and displays/sets the level for Manual
setting.
3. CH1 Select
Displays the input source for CH1.
4. MIC CH2 Ref
Displays/sets the reference input level for
MIC CH2.
5. CH2 Input
Sets Auto/Manual for the recording level of
CH2, and displays/sets the level for Manual
setting.
6. CH2 Select
Displays the input source for CH2.
AU/TC-2 (page 53)
3. Monitor CH
Displays/sets the audio channel that is output
to the headphones and speaker.
3. Set
Sets the timecode.
4. Mode
Sets the timecode mode.
5. Run
Overview
Turns the function that outputs the character
information to the SDI (Sub) output on/off.
Sets the condition for the timecode.
6. TC Source
Displays the external lock status for the
timecode.
VIEW-1
1. F Rev m
Fast reverse
2. Play/Pause BX
Play/pause
3. F Fwd M
Fast forward
4. Prev .
Previous clip jump
5. Stop x
Stop
6. Next >
Clip directional jump
VIEW-2
1. Thumbnail
Displays or cancels the display of the
thumbnail screen.
2. Up M
Moves the cursor up.
3. Set
Confirms the selected item.
4. Left <
Moves the cursor to the left.
5. Down m
Moves the cursor down.
6. Right ,
Moves the cursor to the right.
5. Monitor Level
Displays/sets the monitor volume that is
output to the headphones and speaker.
AU/TC-3 (page 53)
1. Display
Displays/sets the time data.
2. Reset
Resets the timecode and counter.
On-Screen Indications
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Overview
Status screen
1. Special recording/operation status
indication
zRec
Stby
zS&Q Rec
S&Q Stby
zHFR Rec
HFR Stby
zCache
Recording in progress
Standby for recording
Slow & Quick Motion
recording in progress
Standby for Slow & Quick
Motion recording
Slow & Quick Motion and Hi
Frame Rate mode recording in
progress
Standby for Slow & Quick
Motion and Hi Frame Rate
mode recording
z lights in green: Standby for
Picture Cache Rec mode
z lights in red: Recording in
progress in Picture Cache Rec
mode
2. Battery remaining charge/DC IN voltage
indication (page 23)
3. Recording format (picture size) indication
(page 27)
Displays the picture size that is recorded on
an SxS memory card.
4. System frequency and scan method
indication (page 26)
5. Time data indication (page 42)
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On-Screen Indications
6. Clip name indication (page 78)
While recording:
Displays “Clip: clip name” when “Mode” in
“Clip Naming” of the Media menu is set to
“Title,” or “Reel: Camera ID + Reel
Number” and “Shot: Camera Position + Shot
Number” when “Mode” in “Clip Naming” of
the Media menu is set to “Cam ID + Reel#.”
While playing/displaying the thumbnail
screen:
Displays “Clip: clip name.”
7. AXS memory status/remaining space
indication (page 33)
8. A/B slot media status/remaining space
indication (page 29)
9. Recording format (codec) indication (page
27)
Displays the format that is recorded on an
SxS memory card.
10. Audio level meter (4CH)
Viewfinder Screen
Overview
While recording, standing by to record, or playback, the statuses and settings of this unit are superimposed
on the viewfinder screen.
The statuses and settings of this unit can be turned on/off using the setup menu or by the assignable button.
The statuses and settings of this unit can be independently turned on/off (page 75).
To turn on/off on the setup menu
Turn on/off the statuses and settings of this unit on “Setting” in “Display On/Off” (page 75) of the VF
menu.
To turn on/off by the assignable button
Assign “Display” to one of the assignable buttons (page 42). You can turn on/off the statuses and settings
of this unit by pressing the assignable button.
Tip
When using the 1.3× or 2× anamorphic lens, set “Aspect” in “VF Setting” (page 73) of the VF menu to “Anamo ×1.3”
or “Anamo ×2” to display the normal image without distortion on the viewfinder screen.
Information displayed on the screen while recording
1. Shutter mode/shutter speed indication
zHFR Rec
(page 60)
2. ND filter indication (page 10)
3. Gain indication (page 59)
Displayed as the EI value when “Shooting
Mode” in “Base Setting” (page 82) of the
System menu is set to “Cine EI.”
4. Special recording/operation status
indication
zRec
Stby
zS&Q Rec
S&Q Stby
Recording in progress
Standby for recording
Slow & Quick Motion
recording in progress
Standby for Slow & Quick
Motion recording
HFR Stby
zCache
Slow & Quick Motion and Hi
Frame Rate mode recording in
progress
Standby for Slow & Quick
Motion and Hi Frame Rate
mode recording
z lights in green: Standby for
Picture Cache Rec mode
z lights in red: Recording in
progress in Picture Cache Rec
mode
5. Color temperature indications (page 57)
6. S&Q motion frame rate indication (page 62)
7. Battery remaining charge/DC IN voltage
indication (page 23)
On-Screen Indications
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8. Focus position indication
Overview
Displays focus position (only when a lens that is
compatible with the focus setting display
function is attached).
9. Zoom position indication
Displays zoom position in the range of 0 (wide
position) to 99 (tele position) (only when a lens
that is compatible with the zoom setting display
function is attached).
10. Iris position indication
Displays iris position (only when a lens that is
compatible with the iris setting display function
is attached).
11. Auto iris level indication
Displayed when “Level” in “Auto Exposure”
(page 61) of the Camera menu is set to a value
other than “±0.”
12. White balance mode indication (page 57)
W:P
W:M
Preset mode
Memory mode
13. Control status of SDI output indication
(page 70)
14. SD card indication
15. Time data indication (page 42)
16. Focus assist indication (page 75)
Displays the area that detects the focus status
(“Focus Area Marker”) and level bar that
indicates focus status in the area (“Focus Assist
Indicator”).
17. Clip name indication (page 40)
18. Audio level meter
19. AXS memory status/remaining space
indication (page 33)
When the left side of the icon is orange,
recording is possible.
When the green lamp on the upper right of the
icon lights, playback is possible.
20. A/B slot media status/remaining space
indication (page 29)
When the left side of the icon is orange,
recording is possible.
When the green lamp on the upper right of the
icon lights, playback is possible.
21. Video signal indication (page 75)
Displays the waveform, vector scope, and
histogram.
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On-Screen Indications
22. Wi-Fi connection status indication (page
34)
Appears when “Wi-Fi” (page 86) is set to
“Enable.”
23. Timecode external lock indication
When the unit is locked to the timecode of an
external device, “Ext-Lk” appears.
24. Gamma/Monitor LUT indication (pages
64, 71)
Displays the gamma setting value. When
“Shooting Mode” (page 82) is set to “Cine EI,”
gamma for a picture that is recorded on an SxS
memory card or the Monitor LUT setting
appears.
25. Simultaneous recording status indication
(page 44)
M-Proxy: Displayed when the function of
simultaneous recording on one memory card is
effective.
26. Recording format (codec) indication (page
27)
Displays the format that is recorded on an
SxS memory card.
27. System frequency and scan method
indication (page 26)
28. Recording format (picture size) indication
(page 27)
Displays the picture size that is recorded on
an SxS memory card.
Displays the imager scan mode (2KF: 2K
Full, 2KC: 2K Center) on the left side of the
picture size.
Displays imager scan mode only when
recording only RAW format.
Overview
Information displayed on the playback screen
The following information is superimposed on
the playback picture.
1. Clip no./total number of clips
2. Playback mode
3. Playback format (picture size)
4. Battery charge remaining/DC IN voltage
5. Playback format (frame rate)
6. Time data
You can switch between timecode and duration
by using “TC Display” (page 76) in the TC/UB
menu.
7. Audio levels
The audio levels for the recording are displayed.
8. Clip name
9. Media
A
mark appears to the left if the memory
card is write-protected.
10. Playback format (codec)
On-Screen Indications
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Preparations
Power Supply
Preparations
Insert the projection of the battery adaptor into
the slot on the rear of the camcorder (1), then
lower the ejection lever (2).
You can use a battery pack or AC power via an
AC adaptor.
For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and
AC adaptors listed below:
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
BP-FL75
BP-L80S
AC Adaptor
AC-DN2B
AC-DN10
Using a Battery Pack
Attaching a battery pack
1
Notes
• Before attaching the battery adaptor, make sure
that the ejection lever is raised.
• Before lowering the ejection lever, make sure that
the four hooks are attached securely. If the four
hooks are not attached securely, it may cause the
connection to be poor or damage the camcorder
and battery adaptor.
Attach the battery adaptor (supplied) to
the camcorder.
Press the release button (1) of the battery
adaptor to pop up the ejection lever, then raise
the ejection lever (2).
2
Battery pack
attaching part
Battery
release
lever
Attach a battery pack to the battery
adaptor.
Insert the battery pack into the battery pack
attaching part of the battery adaptor, then slide
the battery pack down to lock it in place.
Notes
• Before use, charge the battery pack with the battery
charger.
• A warm battery pack immediately after use may not be
able to be fully recharged.
Removing a battery pack
Unlock the battery pack by sliding it up while
pressing the battery release lever, then remove it.
Press the release button and raise the ejection
lever, then remove the battery adaptor by pulling
it out while sliding upward.
Note
Remove the battery adaptor while supporting the
camcorder by hand.
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Power Supply
Checking remaining battery charge
When recording or playback is in progress on the
battery pack, an icon to show the current battery
remaining time and battery voltage are displayed
on the sub display screen (page 16) and
viewfinder screen (page 19).
Remaining charge
100% to 91%
90% to 71%
70% to 51%
50% to 31%
30% to 11%
10% to 0%
The camcorder indicates the remaining usage
time in minutes by calculating the available time
with the battery pack if operation is continued at
the current rate of power consumption.
If the remaining battery charge becomes
low
If the remaining battery charge decreases to a
certain level during operation, a low-battery
message, flashing of the REC lamp, and a beep
sound will warn you.
If the remaining charge further decreases to a
level at which operation cannot be continued, a
battery-empty message appears.
Replace the battery pack with one that is fully
charged.
When you turn the camcorder on for the first time
after purchasing or replacing the backup battery,
the Initial Setting display appears on the
viewfinder screen.
Set the date and time of the built-in clock, using
this display.
Time Zone
The value shows the time difference from UTC
(Coordinated Universal Time).
Change the setting if needed.
Preparations
Icon
Setting the Clock
Setting the time and date
Turn the MENU dial (page 10) to move the
cursor, then press the MENU dial to set each
menu item. When you press the MENU dial when
the cursor is on “Finish,” the setting display
disappears, the clock setting is completed.
After the setting display disappears, “Clock Set”
(page 85) in the System menu can be used to set
“Time Zone” and date/time.
Notes
• If the clock setting is cleared because the backup
battery fully discharged when no power was supplied
(no battery pack and no DC IN connection), the Initial
Setting display will be displayed when you next turn
the camcorder on.
• While the Initial Setting display is shown, no other
operation, except turning the power off, is permitted
until you finish the setting for this display.
To change the message levels
These settings can be changed with “Battery
Alarm” (page 85) in the System menu.
Using AC Power (DC IN Power)
The camcorder works with AC power by using
the AC adaptor AC-DN2B/AC-DN10 (optional)
and DC cable CCDD-X2 (optional).
Setting the Clock
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Attaching Optional
Devices
Attaching a PL mount lens
1
Remove the mount cover from the lens
mount by turning the PL mount lever
counterclockwise.
Preparations
Attaching a Lens
Recommended lenses
PMW-F3K supplied lenses (35 mm/50 mm/85
mm)
SCL-PK6/F, SCL-PK6/M (set of 6 lenses, 20
mm/25 mm/35 mm/50 mm/85 mm/135 mm)
SCL-PK3/F, SCL-PK3/M (set of 3 lenses, 20
mm/25 mm/135 mm)
SCL-P11X15
SCL-Z18X140
PL mount
lever
Note
For details about available lenses for the camcorder,
contact a Sony service representative.
Caution
Turn the PL mount lever counterclockwise to the
stopper position.
2
Insert the lens into the lens mount by
matching the concave part of the lens to
the locating pin on the upper right of the
lens mount.
3
Fix the lens by turning the PL mount
lever clockwise while holding the lens.
Do not leave the lens facing the sun. Direct
sunlight can enter through the lens, be focused in
the camcorder, and cause fire.
Notes
• Attach/remove a lens while the camcorder is turned
off.
• A lens is a precision part. Do not place the lens directly
with the mount part down. Attach the cover supplied
with the lens.
• The lens interface of the camcorder is set to “Type C,”
to correspond with the lens that is supplied with the
PMW-F3K, SCL-P11X15, and lenses with a Cooketype connector. When using a lens with an ARRI-type
connector, set “Lens interface” (page 63) in the
Camera menu to “Type A.” Set to “Off” for SCL-PK6,
SCL-PK3, or other lenses. If this setting is not correct,
an alert message appears when the camcorder is turned
on after attaching the lens.
2
3
Note
Do not turn the lens when attaching the PL mount
lens. It may cause damage to the hot shoe pin.
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Attaching Optional Devices
To attach an ARRI* LDS lens or Cooke/i lens
Match the contact of the lens to the hot shoe of the
camcorder.
Hot shoe for the Cooke/i lens
Removing a lens
Remove a lens with the following steps.
Turn the PL mount lever
counterclockwise while holding the lens
from underneath.
2
Pull the lens forward.
Note
If another lens will not be attached soon, fit the concave
part of the mount cover, then fix the mount cover by
turning the PL mount lever clockwise.
Hot shoe for the ARRI LDS lens
* ARRI Group
Attaching other than a PL mount lens
When using an FZ mount lens or B4 lens by
attaching an optional LA-FZB1/FZB2 mount
adapter, attach it after removing the mount
adapter by turning the lens mount
counterclockwise.
Adjusting a flange focal length
You need to adjust the flange focal length
(distance from the mounting flange to the film
plane) for the following cases.
• When a lens is attached for the first time.
• When a lens is changed.
• When focus is not achieved for either tele or
wide angle while using a zoom lens.
You can adjust the flange focal length by turning
the screw for the flange focal length (page 10).
Use a hex key (7/64) for adjusting.
When turning the screw to the left, the flange
focal length becomes long. When turning the
screw to the right, the flange focal length
becomes short. Turn the screw slowly.
Notes
• The camcorder will not work if the screw for the flange
focal length is turned too much. Stop turning the screw
when the amount of the flange focal length no longer
changes. Approximate limit for turning the screw is 7
rotations to the right/left.
• Use a hex key of the specified size. Otherwise, the
screw head may be damaged and you may be unable to
turn the screw.
Preparations
1
Selecting the lens file
By storing the adjustment value of the attached
lens as a file, you can easily perform adjustment
for the lens by loading the file.
Load the file in “Lens File” (page 81) of the File
menu.
Controlling zoom and focus from the
external device
You can control zoom and focus from the
optional CBK-DCB01 by connecting the CBKDCB01 to the REMOTE connector (page 12)
when using Sony lens SCL-Z18X140.
Note
When connecting the CBK-DCB01 to the REMOTE
connector independently, set “RM Common Memory” in
“Camera Config” (page 82) of the Maintenance menu to
“On.”
For details regarding CBK-DCB01 that can be used
with the camcorder, contact a Sony service
representative.
Attaching a Viewfinder
Available viewfinders for the camcorder
• DVF-L350: LCD color viewfinder
• DVF-L700: LCD color viewfinder
• DVF-EL100: OELD color viewfinder
Caution
Do not leave the camcorder with the eyepiece of
the viewfinder facing the sun. Direct sunlight can
enter through the eyepiece, be focused in the
viewfinder, and cause fire.
Attaching Optional Devices
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Notes
• Attach/remove the viewfinder while the camcorder is
turned off.
• When using the camcorder with the DVF-L700
attached, turn the camcorder on while the POWER
switch of the DVF-L700 is set to ON.
Preparations
For details about attaching the viewfinder, refer to
the operating instructions of the viewfinder.
1
Loosen the fixing ring of the viewfinder
shoe, align the slot of the viewfinder,
then attach the viewfinder by sliding it
horizontally.
Viewfinder shoe
Setting the Basic Action
Before recording, make the basic settings, as
required.
System Frequency
Switch by setting “Frequency” in “System
Setting” (page 82) of the System menu.
After switching this setting, the camcorder will
automatically restart, depending on the setting
value.
Note
The system frequency setting cannot be changed during
recording or playback.
Shooting Mode
2
Tighten the fixing ring after
determining the left and right position
of the viewfinder, then connect the
viewfinder cable to the VF connector of
the camcorder.
You can switch between the “Cine EI” mode
(allows you to use the camcorder as a film
camera, where the movie is edited postproduction, rather than at the time of shooting),
and the “Custom” mode (allows you to edit
pictures as you make the movie, by accessing all
the setting items).
Switch the mode by using “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” (page 82) of the System menu.
Main Recorded Signal
To remove the viewfinder
Loosen the fixing ring for the viewfinder, raise
the stopper, then remove the viewfinder by
sliding it in the reverse direction for when
attaching.
Set the predominant signal format to be used.
Set the format by using “Main Operation” in
“Base Setting” (page 82) of the System menu.
The RAW signal is recorded on the AXR-R5
attached to the camcorder, and the YPbPr or RGB
signal is recorded on the SxS memory card in the
camcorder. Since the RGB signal is output from
the SDI 1/2 connector of the camcorder, record it
on an external device such as SR-R1.
Select the format from YPbPr/RGB/RAW when
“Shooting Mode” is set to “Cine EI,” and from
YPbPr/RGB when “Shooting Mode” is set to
“Custom.”
Note
The RAW signal can be selected only when attaching the
AXS-R5. If the AXS-R5 is not attached, “Main
Operation” is locked to “YPbPr” or “RGB.”
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Setting the Basic Action
Recording Format
Select the color gamut that is to be the basis of the
recorded signal and the output signal.
When “Shooting Mode” is set to “Cine EI,” select
the color gamut for video output of which MLUT
is set to off. When “Shooting Mode” is set to
“Custom,” “Color Space” is locked to “Matrix.”
Select it by using “Color Space” in “Base Setting”
(page 82) of the System menu.
S-Gamut/SLog2: Wider gamut that is comparable
with a film camera.
S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3: Color gamut that is easy
to adjust for digital cinema (DCIP3).
S-Gamut3/Slog3: Wide color gamut optimized by
Sony’s original image distortion correction
technology, and adaptable to the color gamut
that will be standardized in the future.
Matrix: Selects the color gamut by Matrix setting
as done with traditional cameras (when
“Shooting Mode” is set to “Custom”).
Selectable formats vary, depending on the system
frequency and main recorded signal settings.
System
Main
frequency recorded
signal
Format
59.94/50
XAVC 4096 × 2160P*
XAVC 3840 × 2160P*
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
MPEG 1280 × 720P
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
XAVC 4096 × 2160P*
XAVC 3840 × 2160P*
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
SStP SR-SQ 444
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
XAVC 4096 × 2160P*
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ 444
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
YPbPr
RGB
RAW
29.97/25/
23.98
YPbPr
Note
Gamma curve is locked to “S-Log2” when “S-Gamut/
SLog2” is selected, gamma curve is locked to “S-Log3”
when “S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3” or “S-Gamut3/SLog3” is
selected.
RGB
Imager Scan Mode
RAW
You can set the shooting method for the image
sensor.
Select the mode by using “Imager Scan Mode” in
“Base Setting” (page 82) of the System menu.
Normal: Uses the full angle of Super 35 mm size
as it is, except at the high frame rate mode of
the Slow & Quick Motion function.
When “High Frame Rate Mode” in “S&Q
Motion” (page 62) of the Camera menu is set
to “Full Scan,” the full angle picture of Super
35 mm size that is converted to 2K data is
used. When “High Frame Rate Mode” in
“S&Q Motion” (page 62) of the Camera
menu is set to “Center Scan,” the 2K angle
picture that is half of the Super 35 mm size
(center area of the picture) is used.
2K Full: Uses the full angle picture of Super 35
mm size that is converted to 2K data.
2K Center: Uses the 2K angle picture that is half
of the Super 35 mm size (center area of the
picture).
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YPbPr
RGB
RAW
Preparations
Color Space
* PMW-F55 only.
To change the format, use “Format” in “Rec
Format” (page 83) of the System menu.
Signals from the SDI OUT and HDMI OUT
connectors are also output according to the format
selected with this menu.
Setting the Basic Action
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Using SxS Memory
Cards
Preparations
This camcorder records audio and video on SxS
memory cards (optional) inserted in the card slots.
• The ExpressCard word mark and logo are
owned by Personal Computer Memory Card
International Association (PCMCIA) and are
licensed to Sony Corporation. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.
Inserting an SxS Memory Card
About SxS Memory Cards
1
Open the cover of the card slot block
(page 13).
Use the following Sony SxS memory cards or
XQD memory cards*.
2
Insert the SxS memory card into the slot
with the SxS label facing to the right.
* When using an XQD memory card, the XQD
ExpressCard adapter (QDA-EX1) is required.
The ACCESS lamp (page 13) lights in red
then changes to green once the memory card
is ready for use.
Available memory cards differ depending on the
recording format and “On”/”Off” setting of “High
Frame Rate Mode.”
SxS PRO+
SBP-128B, SBP-64B: Available for all recording
formats, and when “High Frame Rate Mode” is
set to “On” or “Off.”
SxS PRO
SBP-64A, SBP-32: SStP SR-Lite 422, XAVC
1920 × 1080P, 1920 × 1080P (only when “High
Frame Rate Mode” is set to “Off”), MPEG 1920
× 1080P/i, 1280 × 720P
SxS-1
SBS-64G1A, SBS-32G1A: MPEG 1920 ×
1080P/i, 1280 × 720P
XQD memory card S series
QD-S64E, QD-S32E: Available for all recording
formats, and when “High Frame Rate Mode” is
set to “On” or “Off.”
XQD memory card N series
QD-N64: MPEG 1920 × 1080P/i, 1280 × 720P
Operations are not guaranteed with other memory
cards.
These memory cards comply with the
ExpressCard standard.
For details on using SxS memory cards and usagerelated precautions, refer to the instruction manual
for the SxS memory card.
• SxS, SxS PRO, and SxS-1 are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• XQD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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Using SxS Memory Cards
3
Close the cover.
Status indications by the ACCESS lamps
Card slots A and B are accompanied by the
respective ACCESS lamps to indicate their status.
Lamp
Slot statuses
Lights in
red
Lights in
green
Off
Accessing the SxS memory card
(writing/reading data)
Standby (ready for recording or
playback using the SxS memory card)
• No SxS memory card is loaded.
• The loaded card is invalid.
• An SxS memory card is loaded, but
another slot is active.
Removing an SxS memory card
1
Open the cover of the card slot block,
press the EJECT button (page 13), then
pull the button out.
2
Press the EJECT button again to
remove the card.
Note
Data integrity is not guaranteed if the power is turned off
or a memory card is removed while it is being accessed.
Data on the card may be destroyed. Be sure that its
ACCESS lamp is lit in green or off when you turn off the
power or remove a memory card.
Checking the Remaining Time
Available for Recording
When SxS memory cards are loaded in both card
slots A and B, press the SLOT SELECT button
(page 13) to select the card you wish to use.
If a card becomes full, recording continues after
automatically switching to the second card.
While recording (or standing by to record), you
can check the remaining space for the SxS
memory cards loaded in the card slots on the A/B
slot media status/remaining space indication of
the sub display (page 16) or viewfinder screen
(page 19).
The available time for recording with the current
video format (recording bit rate) is calculated
according to the remaining space of each card and
displayed in time units of minutes.
Note
The SLOT SELECT button is disabled while recording/
playback is in progress. Switching is not executed even
if you press the button. The button is enabled while the
thumbnail screen is displayed (page 46).
Preparations
Switching Between SxS Memory
Cards
Note
Formatting an SxS Memory Card
If an SxS memory card is not formatted, or was
formatted with another system, the message
“Media Needs to be Formatted” is displayed on
the viewfinder screen.
Format the card as instructed follows.
Using “Format Media” (page 78) in the
Media menu, specify “Media(A)” (slot A) or
“Media(B)” (slot B) then select “Execute.”
On a confirmation message, select
“Execute” again.
The in-progress message and status bar are
displayed, and the ACCESS lamp lights in red.
When formatting is complete, a completion
message is displayed. Press the MENU dial to
hide the message.
Recording/playback during formatting
You can perform recording or playback using the
SxS memory card in the other card slot while
formatting is in progress.
If formatting fails
A write-protected SxS memory card or memory
card that cannot be used with this camcorder will
not be formatted.
As a warning message is displayed, replace the
card with an appropriate SxS memory card,
according to the instructions in the message.
Note
All the data, including recorded pictures and setup files,
are erased when a memory card is formatted.
A
icon appears if the memory card is writeprotected.
Replacing an SxS memory card
• If the available time on two cards in total
becomes less than 5 minutes, the message
“Media Near Full,” flashing the REC lamp, and
a beep sound, will warn you. Replace the cards
with those that have sufficient space.
• If you continue recording until the total
remaining time reaches zero, the message
changes to “Media Full,” and recording stops.
Note
Up to approximately 600 clips can be recorded on one
SxS memory card.
If the number of recorded clips reaches the limit, the
remaining time indication becomes “0,” and the message
“Media Full” is displayed.
Restoring an SxS Memory Card
If a data error occurs in a memory card for some
reason, the card must be restored.
If an SxS memory card that needs to be restored
is loaded, a message prompting you to execute the
restore operation is displayed on the viewfinder
screen.
Restore the card as instructed follows.
Select “Execute” by turning the MENU
dial, then press the MENU dial.
During restoration, the in-progress message and
status bar are displayed, and the ACCESS lamp
lights in red.
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When restoration is completed, the completion
message is displayed, then press the MENU dial
to disappear the message.
Preparations
If restoration fails
• A write-protected SxS memory card, or one on
which an error occurred, cannot be restored. For
such a card, a warning message is displayed.
Release the write protection or replace the card,
according to the instructions in the message.
• An SxS memory card on which an error
occurred may become usable again through
repeated formatting.
• In some cases, only parts of clips cannot be
restored. Playback of the restored clips becomes
possible again.
• The following operation may restore an SxS
memory card for which the message “Could not
Restore Some Clips” is repeatedly displayed
each time you try the restoration process:
1 Copy necessary clips to another SxS memory
card, using the dedicated application
software (page 106).
2 Format the problem SxS memory card, using
Using an SD Card
You can store the setting value file of the camera
on an SD card (optional). The stored file can be
loaded from the SD card.
Usable SD Cards
SDHC memory card* (Speed Class: 4 to 10,
UHS is not compatible, Capacity: 2 GB to 32 GB)
SD memory card* (File system: FAT 16,
Capacity: up to 2 GB)
* Indicated as “SD card” in these Operating Instructions.
Inserting an SD Card
1
Open the cover of the card slot block
(page 13).
2
Insert the SD memory card into the slot
with the SD label facing up.
the format function of this camcorder.
The ACCESS lamp (page 13) lights in red
then changes to green once the memory card
is ready for use.
3 Copy the clips back to the SxS memory card.
Recording/playback during restoration
You can perform recording or playback using the
SxS memory card in the other card slot while
restoration is in progress.
Note
For restoration of media recorded with this unit, be sure
to use this unit. Media recorded with a device other than
this unit or with another unit of different version (even of
the same model) may not be restored using this unit.
To update the managerial file
If clips cannot be played back, updating the
managerial file on the card may improve the
situation. For this operation, use “Update Media”
(page 78) of the Media menu.
If you write an XAVC file that is imported by
RAW Viewer V2.2 or later to the
“XDROOT\Clip” directory of an SxS memory
card directly, that file can be played by
performing “Update Media.”
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Using an SD Card
3
Close the cover.
Status indications by the ACCESS lamp
Lamp
Slot statuses
Lights in
red
Off
Accessing the SD card (writing/reading
data)
• No SD card is loaded.
• The loaded card is invalid.
Removing an SD memory card
Open the cover of the card slot block,
remove the SD card by pressing the SD card
once lightly.
Notes
• Data integrity is not guaranteed if the power is turned
off or a memory card is removed while it is being
accessed. Data on the card may be destroyed. Be sure
that its ACCESS lamp is lit in green or off when you
turn off the power or remove a memory card.
• Make sure that the card does not pop out when
inserting or removing it.
Formatting an SD Memory Card
Using “Format Media” (page 78) in the
Media menu, specify “SD card” then select
“Execute.” On a confirmation message,
select “Execute” again.
Using an AXS-R5
You can record image/audio (RAW format) data
to the AXS (Access Memory Card System)
recorder AXS-R5 (optional) by connecting the
AXS recorder to the camcorder.
Attaching the AXS-R5
Preparations
When you use an SD memory card with this
camcorder, it must be formatted using the format
function of this camcorder.
It is also necessary to format an SD memory card
if a caution message is displayed when you mount
it.
For an SD memory card that was formatted with
another system unsupported by this camcorder,
the message “File System Mismatch” is displayed
on the viewfinder screen.
Format the card as instructed follows.
Note
Attach/remove the AXS-R5 while the camcorder is
turned off.
1
Press the release button of the AXS-R5
(1) to pop up the ejection lever, then
raise the ejection lever (2).
2
Insert the projection of the AXS-R5 into
the slot on the rear of the camcorder
(1), then lower the ejection lever (2).
The in-progress message and status bar are
displayed, and the ACCESS lamp lights in red.
When formatting is complete, a completion
message is displayed. Press the MENU dial to
hide the message.
Note
All the data are erased when a memory card is formatted,
and the data cannot be restored.
Checking the Remaining Time
The remaining time can be checked on the Media
status screen (page 11).
Note
A
icon appears if the memory card is writeprotected.
To use media formatted with this camcorder in
the slots of other devices
Make a backup of the media, then format it using
the other device.
Notes
• Before attaching the AXS-R5, make sure that the
ejection lever is raised.
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• Before lowering the ejection lever, make sure that
the four hooks are attached securely. If the four
hooks are not attached securely, it may cause the
connection to be poor or damage the camcorder
and AXS-R5.
Removing the AXS-R5
Preparations
Press the release button and raise the
ejection lever, then remove the AXS-R5 by
pulling it out while sliding upward.
Note
Remove the AXS-R5 while supporting the camcorder by
hand.
Inserting an AXS Memory Card
1
Open the cover by sliding the memory
slot cover open/close button on the top
of the AXS-R5.
Removing an AXS Memory Card
Open the cover of the AXS-R5, press the
EJECT button and remove the AXS
memory card.
Note
Data integrity is not guaranteed if the power is turned off
or a memory card is removed while it is being accessed.
Data on the card may be destroyed. Be sure that its
ACCESS lamp is lit in green or off when you turn off the
power or remove a memory card.
Recording to an AXS Memory Card
Set “Shooting Mode” in “Base Setting” (page 82)
to “Cine EI,” and “Main Operation” in “Base
Setting” (page 82) to “RAW” of the System
menu.
For settings of the AXS-R5, see “AXS Recorder”
(page 86) of the System menu.
Formatting an AXS Memory Card
2
Insert the AXS memory card into the
card slot with the label facing as
indicated below.
Label
When you use an AXS memory card with the
AXS-R5 that is attached to the camcorder, it must
be formatted using the format function of this
camcorder.
It is also necessary to format an AXS memory
card if a caution message is displayed when the
camcorder is turned on with the AXS recorder
attached.
For an AXS memory card that was formatted with
another system unsupported by the AXS-R5, the
message “Media Needs to be Formatted” is
displayed on the viewfinder screen.
Format the AXS memory card as follows.
Using “Format Media” (page 78) in the
Media menu, specify “AXS Memory” (slot
B), then select “Execute.”
3
Close the cover.
An in-progress message and status bar are
displayed, and the ACCESS lamp lights in red.
When formatting is complete, a completion
message is displayed. Press the MENU dial to
hide the message.
Note
When formatting, all data in an AXS memory card are
erased and cannot be restored.
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Checking the Remaining Time
Available for Recording
If clips cannot be played back, updating the
managerial file on the card may improve the
situation. For this operation, use “Update Media”
(page 78) of the Media menu.
Preparations
While recording (or standing by to record), you
can check the time remaining for the AXS
memory cards on the AXS memory status/
remaining space indication of the sub display
(page 16) or viewfinder screen (page 19).
The available time for recording with the current
video format (recording bit rate) is calculated
according to the remaining space of each card and
displayed in time units of minutes.
To update the managerial file
Note
A
icon appears if the memory card is writeprotected.
Restoring the AXS Memory Card
If a data error occurs on the AXS memory card for
some reason, the card must be restored.
If an AXS memory card that needs to be restored
is connected, a message prompting you to execute
restoration is displayed on the viewfinder screen.
Restore the card as instructed follows.
Select “Execute” by turning the MENU
dial, then press the MENU dial.
During restoration, the in-progress message and
status bar are displayed, and the ACCESS lamp
lights in red.
When restoration is completed, the completion
message is displayed, then press the MENU dial
to disappear the message.
If restoration fails
• A write-protected AXS memory card or one on
which an error occurred cannot be restored. For
such a card, a warning message is displayed.
Release the write protection or replace the card,
according to the instructions in the message.
• An AXS memory card on which an error
occurred may become usable again through
repeated formatting.
• In some cases, only parts of clips cannot be
restored. Playback of the restored clips becomes
possible again.
Note
For restoration of media recorded with this unit, be sure
to use this unit. Media recorded with a device other than
this unit or with another unit of different version (even of
the same model) may not be restored using this unit.
Using an AXS-R5
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Using a USB Wireless
LAN Module
Preparations
You can make the Wi-Fi connection between the
camcorder and a device such as a smartphone,
tablet, etc., by attaching the supplied IFU-WLM3
USB wireless LAN module.
Note
• The IFU-WLM3 USB Wireless LAN Module
(supplied) may not be available in some countries/
regions.
• Attach/remove the IFU-WLM3 after the camcorder is
turned off.
• If you use a wireless device near the camcorder, the
camcorder may not work correctly. Turn the wireless
device off near the camcorder.
• You cannot use a USB wireless LAN module other
than the IFU-WLM3.
Making a Wi-Fi connection between a device and
the camcorder enables you to do the following.
• Operate the setup menu
• Record and playback the camcorder
• Display the current status of the camcorder
• Switch between the recording settings and
system settings
• Operate the assignable buttons of the camcorder
Making a Wi-Fi Connection
Note
Only one Wi-Fi device can be connected at a time.
To make a network setting
Change the “Basic Authentication” settings (page
86) of the System menu as required.
Item
Setting
User Name
User name for log-in (factory default
setting: “admin”)
Password for log-in (factory default
setting: model name “pmw-f5” or
“pmw-f55”)
Password
For details about the menu settings and entering a
character string, see “Setup Menu Operations”
(page 54).
To make a connection
1
Set “Wi-Fi” in “Wi-Fi” (page 86) of the
System menu to “Enable.”
2
Make a Wi-Fi connection by inputting
the SSID and Password onto the device,
or by using the Wi-Fi direct connection
function.
You can check the SSID and password of the
camcorder on “SSID & Password” in “WiFi” (page 86) of the System menu.
When using the Wi-Fi direct connection
function, proceed to the following step.
Attaching the IFU-WLM3
1
Open the cover of the USB wireless
LAN module retracting part (page 12).
2
Insert the IFU-WLM3 to the USB
connector.
3
Close the cover.
3
Select “Execute” for “Wi-Fi Direct
Connection” in “Wi-Fi” of the System
menu.
The setup menu disappears, and the
connection wait message for the Wi-Fi direct
connection function appears.
Using the Push-Button method
When you perform the Push-Button method
on the device, the message for connection
permission appears on the connection wait
screen. Select “Execute.”
Using the PIN code method
When you perform the PIN code method on
the device, the device name and PIN code
appears on the connection wait screen.
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Using a USB Wireless LAN Module
Complete the connecting process by
inputting the PIN code to the device.
Playback screen
Using the Wi-Fi Remote
Commander
When a Wi-Fi connection is established between
a device such as smartphone, tablet, etc., and the
camcorder, the Wi-Fi remote commander appears
on the device screen and the device can be used as
a remote commander.
You can start/stop recording and adjust the
recording settings with a Wi-Fi connected device.
This function is useful for setting the camcorder
in a remote place, such as the top of a crane, etc.
Preparations
• Wi-Fi connecting
status (Connected/
Disconnected)
• Status indication
• Playback operation
button:
F Rev, Play/Pause,
F Fwd, Prev, Stop,
Next
Cursor screen
Note
• Wi-Fi connecting
status (Connected/
Disconnected)
• Status indication
• Cursor operation
button, menu/status
indication:
Up, Left, Set, Right,
Down, Cancel/Back,
Menu, Status
The Wi-Fi remote commander is not capable of the
following functions.
• Zoom, Focus, and Iris control.
• Displaying the thumbnail screen.
Wi-Fi remote commander displays
Smartphone
Main screen
• Wi-Fi connecting
status (Connected/
Disconnected)
• Status indication:
operating status, time
data, audio level meter,
clip name, recording
format, media status/
remaining space,
battery remaining
charge/DC IN voltage
• Recording settings
indication:
S&Q FPS, Shutter,
Color Temp.,
Sensitivity/Gain/
Exposure Index,
Gamma, MLUT, Color
Bars, Auto Black,
Auto White
Assign screen
• Wi-Fi connecting
status (Connected/
Disconnected)
• Status indication
• Assignable button
indication:
Assignable buttons 1
to 4
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Tablet
Main screen
•
•
•
•
Wi-Fi connecting status (Connected/Disconnected)
Status indication
Assignable button indication
Cursor operation button, menu/status indication:
Up, Left, Set, Right, Down, Cancel/Back, Menu,
Status
To display the Wi-Fi remote commander
Preparations
The display size of the Wi-Fi remote commander
changes according to the device screen size
automatically.
• Wi-Fi connecting status (Connected/Disconnected)
• Status indication:
operating status, time data, audio level meter, clip
name, recording format, media status/remaining space,
battery remaining charge/DC IN voltage
• Assignable button indication:
Assignable buttons 1 to 4
• Recording settings indication:
S&Q FPS, Shutter, Color Temp., Sensitivity/Gain/
Exposure Index, Gamma, MLUT, Color Bars, Auto
Black, Auto White
Playback screen
1
Make a Wi-Fi connection between the
device and camcorder (page 34).
2
Launch the browser and input http://
<camcorder’s IP address> (“System
menu” > “Wi-Fi” > “IP Address”)/
rm.html in the address bar.
Example: When the IP address is 10.0.0.1,
input http://10.0.0.1/ in the address bar.
3
Input the user name and password
(“System menu” > “Basic
Authentication” > “User Name” or
“Password”) on the browser.
When completing the connection, the display
of the Wi-Fi remote commander appears on
the device.
Operate the Wi-Fi remote commander by
following the display.
The REC button becomes unavailable when
the Lock switch is dragged to the right.
Notes
•
•
•
•
Wi-Fi connecting status (Connected/Disconnected)
Status indication
Assignable button indication
Playback operation button:
F Rev, Play/Pause, F Fwd, Prev, Stop, Next
Cursor screen
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Using a USB Wireless LAN Module
• Depending on the device, the Wi-Fi remote
commander may not appear properly on the device’s
screen even though you input http://<camcorder’s IP
address>/rm.html in the address bar. In this case, input
“rms.html” for a smartphone or “rmt.html” for a tablet
instead of “rm.html” at the end of the address to
display the Wi-Fi remote commander properly.
• The Wi-Fi remote commander on the device’s screen
may no longer match the actual status of the camcorder
in the following cases. When this happens, refresh the
browser on the device.
—when the camcorder is restarted while the Wi-Fi
connection is established
—when the camcorder is controlled directly while
the Wi-Fi connection is established
—when the device is reconnected
—when you operate forward/backward on the
device’s browser.
• If the Wi-Fi signal is poor, the Wi-Fi remote
commander may not work properly.
Compatible devices
The following devices, using the specified
versions or higher, can be used as Wi-Fi remote
commanders.
OS
Browser
Smartphone
Android 4.3/4.4
iOS 7
Android 4.3/4.4
iOS 7
Chrome V31
Safari 6
Chrome V31
Safari 6
Tablet
Operate the setup menu from the Wi-Fi
remote commander (Tablet only)
To display the setup menu on the tablet, select
“Setup Menu” on the global menu that is
displayed by touching the Menu icon ( ) on the
upper left of the Wi-Fi remote display of the
tablet.
To return to the camera control screen, select
“Camera Control” on the global menu.
Menu icon
Camera menu
White
Offset White
Black
Flare
Gain
Shutter
Slow Shutter
Auto Exposure
S&Q Motion
Color Bars
Noise Suppression
Flicker Reduce
Image Inversion
Lens Interface
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
–
a
–
a
a
–
–
Preparations
Device
You can set/display the following items of the
setup menu on the Wi-Fi remote display (tablet)
(a: compatible, –: not compatible).
Paint menu
Gamma
Black Gamma
Knee
White Clip
Detail
Aperture
Skin Detail
Matrix
Multi Matrix
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
Audio menu
Audio Input
Audio Level
Audio Output
–
–
a
Video menu
Output On/Off
Output Format
Output Setting
Monitor LUT
Output Display
a
a
a
a
a
VF menu
VF Setting
Peaking
Marker
Zebra
Display On/Off
–
–
a
–
–
TC menu
Timecode
TC Display
a
a
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Recording menu
Picture Cache Rec
MPEG2 Proxy
Rec Control
SDI Rec Control
a
a
a
a
Media menu
Preparations
Update Media
Format Media
Clip Naming
–
a
a
File menu
All File
Scene File
User Menu Item
User Gamma
Monitor LUT
Monitor 3D LUT
Lens File
a
a
–
a
a
a
a
Maintenance menu
APR
Test Saw
Camera Config
–
–
–
System menu
System Setting
Base Setting
Rec Format
Genlock
Assignable Button
Switch / Lamp
Fan Control
Battery Alarm
DC Voltage Alarm
Language
Clock Set
Hours Meter
AXS Recorder
Basic Authentication
Wi-Fi
All Reset
Version
a
a
a
–
–
–
a
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
a
Notes
• When the setup menu is displayed on the Wi-Fi remote
commander, you cannot set the setup menu items other
than “Basic Authentication” and “Wi-Fi” of the
System menu on the camcorder.
• When the setup menu is displayed on the Wi-Fi remote
commander, you cannot change the settings on the sub
display.
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Using a USB Wireless LAN Module
Recording
Basic Operation Procedure
Basic recording can be performed with the
following procedures.
1
Make sure that the necessary devices
are attached to the camcorder and
power is supplied to them.
2
Load the memory card(s).
3
Set the power switch (page 11) to the ON
position.
The recording screen is displayed on the
viewfinder screen.
4
Press the REC button (page 10).
The REC lamp lights and recording begins.
Monitoring audio
In normal playback mode, you can monitor the
recorded audio signals through the built-in
speaker (page 10) or connected headphones.
When connecting the headphones to the
headphones connector (page 13), the built-in
speaker is turned off.
You can select audio channel to be monitored and
adjust the sound volume with “Audio Output”
(page 69) in the Audio menu.
Recording
If you load two cards, recording is continued
by automatically switching to the second
card when the first card becomes full.
Playback operation is performed by the buttons
on the sub display.
Play/Pause button: Pauses playback. To resume
playback, press this button again.
F Fwd button/F Rev button: Plays fast. To return
to normal playback, press the Play/Pause
button.
Stop button: Stops playback or recording.
Note
If the camcorder cannot start recording immediately
after the pressing the REC button, the REC lamp
flashes. The REC lamp lights when recording starts.
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Cueing Up
To stop recording, press the REC
button again.
To start playback from the top of the clip
Press the Prev button or Next button on the sub
display (page 16). You can cue to the top of the
desired clip by pressing the button repeatedly.
Recording stops and the camcorder enters
STBY (recording standby) mode.
Switching the SxS memory cards
Playing a recorded clip
You can play the recorded clip while the
camcorder is in standby mode.
1
Insert the SxS memory card.
2
Press the VIEW button in the function
button (page 13) once to display the
VIEW-1 screen.
3
Search the desired clip by pressing Prev
or F Rev button on the sub display.
4
Press the Play/Pause button on the sub
display.
When two memory cards are loaded, press the
SLOT SELECT button (page 13) to switch
memory cards.
Note
You cannot switch SxS memory cards during playback.
Continuous playback of cards in slots A and B is not
possible.
Switching to the AXS memory card
You can play the picture that is recorded on the
AXS memory card in the AXS-R5 by developing
simply. To switch to the AXS memory card, press
the SELECT button of the AXS-R5. The
playback signal is output from the output
connector of the camcorder.
The playback image appears on the
viewfinder.
Basic Operation Procedure
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Note
When connecting the camcorder and AXS-R5, only EE*
is output from the AUX OUT connector of the AXS-R5.
Playback picture is not output. Playback picture is output
from the camcorder.
* EE is not output while in the Slow & Quick Motion
mode.
Clip (recording data)
When you stop recording, video, audio and
subsidiary data from the start to end of the
recording are recorded as a single clip on an
SxS memory card.
Recording
Clip name
For each clip recorded with this camcorder, a
clip is named by the naming mode that is set in
“Clip Naming” (page 78) of the Media menu.
The Shot Number and clip number are
automatically incremented.
When storing the clip name by the “Cam ID +
Reel#” naming mode (page 78), the clip name is
created as follows:
• When there is already a clip name that is
stored by the “Cam ID + Reel#” naming mode
on the inserted AXS memory card, the new
file inherits its information.
Examples:
When “B002C003_XXXXXXXX” is on the AXS
memory card, the next created clip name is
“B002C004_XXXXXXXX.” The Camera ID of
“AXS Recorder” in the System menu is changed to
“B,” and Reel Number is changed to “002.” The clip
name on the information that is displayed during
shooting flashes until the camera starts recording.
• When the inserted AXS memory card has no
file, “1” is added to the Reel Number of the
clip that was recorded last.
Examples:
When you record on empty card “2” after recording
up to “D001CXXX_XXXXXXXX” on card “1,” the
next created clip name is
“D002C001_XXXXXXXX.” The clip name on the
information that is displayed during shooting flashes
until the camera starts recording.
• When you set the Camera ID and Reel
Number of “Clip Naming” in the Media
menu, that information is applied.
Examples:
When you change the Camera ID to “F” and Reel
Number to “001” of the AXS memory card that is
recorded up to “E003CXXX_XXXXXXXX,” the
next clip name is “F001CXXX_XXXXXXXX.”
When you change the Camera ID only, the Reel
Number is changed to “001.”
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Basic Operation Procedure
When storing the clip name by the “Title”
naming mode (page 78), the clip name is
created from characters that are set in “Title
Prefix” (1 to 46 characters) + clip number that
is set in “Number Set” (0001 to 9999).
Maximum duration of a clip
The maximum clip length is 6 hours.
If you exceed the maximum clip length, a new
clip will be automatically created. You can
check the new clip on the thumbnail screen.
Changing Basic Settings
You can make changes to the settings based on
the intended usage of the recorded video or
recording conditions.
Electronic Shutter
Note
When the viewfinder double speed drive function (page
45) is activated, the electronic shutter function is locked
to on, and the shutter angle is limited up to 180 degrees.
Setting the shutter mode and speed
Select “Mode” and “Select” in “Shutter” (page
60) of the Camera menu, then set the speed in
“Shutter Value.”
Shooting in slow shutter
The shutter speed is specified in the number of
accumulated frames. This function allows you to
obtain low-noise clear pictures in low light levels
or surreal pictures with afterimages.
Set “Setting” in “Slow Shutter” (page 61) of the
Camera menu to “On,” and specify the number of
accumulated frames with “Number of Frames.”
Sensitivity/Gain/Color
Temperature/White Balance
The setting items differ, depending on the
shooting mode setting.
These items can be set on the setup menu and sub
display.
Recording
Set the shutter speed (cache time).
When you set “Setting” in “Shutter” (page 60) of
the Camera menu to “On,” the shutter speed that
you specified with “Shutter” is turned on.
off, is recorded as the main recorded signal.
Sensitivity for the main recorded signal is locked
to standard sensitivity, and the picture brightness
is changed in accordance with the EI value only
for the output picture, for which MLUT is set to
on.
You can check the processing result of sensitizing
or desensitizing on post-production while
shooting by using the picture, for which MLUT is
set on.
You can set the following values for the
sensitivity (EI value)
PMW-F5: 500EI, 640EI, 800EI, 1000EI, 1250EI,
1600EI, 2000EI, 2500EI, 3200EI, 4000EI,
5000EI, 6400EI, 8000EI
PMW-F55: 320EI, 400EI, 500EI, 640EI, 800EI,
1000EI, 1250EI, 1600EI, 2000EI, 2500EI,
3200EI, 4000EI, 5000EI
Select the color temperature from among “Preset
3200K” (tungsten), “4300K” (tungsten), and
“5500K” (daylight), in “White” (page 57) of the
Camera menu.
While in “Custom” mode: Selecting the
sensitivity or gain, and color
temperature or white balance
Select the sensitivity (ISO) or gain (dB) in “Gain”
(page 59) of the Camera menu.
Select the color temperature or white balance in
“White” of the Camera menu.
For the color temperature, select it from among
“Preset 3200K” (tungsten), “4300K” (tungsten),
and “5500K” (daylight), in “White” (page 57) of
the Camera menu, and you can select any color
temperature by using “Color Temp.” in “White”
(page 57) of the Camera menu.
For the white balance, adjust automatically by
using “Auto White Balance,” or adjust manually
by using “Color Temp. Balance,” “R Gain,” or “B
Gain,” in “White” of the Camera menu.
While in “Cine EI” mode: Selecting the
sensitivity (EI value) and color
temperature
Set the sensitivity by using “Exposure Index” in
“Gain” (page 59) of the Camera menu.
For the Cine EI mode, it is assumed that the RAW
signal or output picture, for which MLUT is set to
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Audio
Useful Functions
To adjust the audio levels
When “CH-1 Audio Select/CH-2 Audio Select”
in “Audio Level” (page 69) of the Audio menu is
set to “Auto,” the audio recording levels are
automatically adjusted.
To adjust the audio recording levels manually, set
to “Manual.” Adjust the audio recording levels on
“CH-1 Audio Level/CH-2 Audio Level” in
“Audio Level” of the Audio menu.
Recording
Note
The recording level is locked for channels with AES/
EBU signals selected for audio input.
Time Data
Assignable Buttons
The camcorder has four assignable buttons (pages
10, 12) to which you can assign various functions
for convenience.
You can also assign the function to the RET
button on the lens.
Changing functions
Use “Assignable Button” (page 84) in the System
menu.
The assigned functions can be viewed on the
Assignable button status screen (page 11).
Assigned functions
Setting the Timecode
Specify the timecode to be recorded with
“Timecode” in the TC/UB menu (page 76).
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Useful Functions
Function name Function
Marker
Turning on/off the Center Marker,
Safety Zone, Aspect Marker.
Zebra
Turning on/off the Zebra function.
Peaking
Turning on/off the Peaking
function.
Display
Turning on/off the monitor display
of status/setting value.
Video Signal
Switching the waveform
Monitor
indication for the output signal
from SDI (Sub).
VF Mode
Switching viewfinder screen
between color and mono.
Rec
Starting/stopping recording.
S&Q Motion
Turning on/off the Slow & Quick
Motion.
Picture Cache Rec Turning on/off the Picture Cache
Rec function.
Rec Review
Performing the Rec Review
function.
High/Low Key
Switching between High Key
(monitoring display for high key
blown-out highlights), Low Key
(monitoring display for low key
clipped blacks), and Off (normal
display).
Slow & Quick Motion
When “Main Operation” is set to “RAW” or
“YPbPr,” and the system frequency and video
format (page 82) are set as follows, you can set
the recording frame rate and playback frame rate
to different values.
Main
Recording
Operation format
RAW
23.98P/24P/
25P/29.97P/
50P/59.94P
23.98P/24P/
25P/29.97P/
50P/59.94P
XAVC
23.98P/25P/
3840 × 2160P 29.97P/50P/
59.94P
XAVC
23.98P/24P/
2048 × 1080P 29.97P/
59.94P
25P/50P
XAVC
23.98P/
1920 × 1080P 29.97P/
59.94P
25P/50P
1 to
240P2)
1 to 60P
1 to 60P
1 to 180P
1 to 150P
1 to 180P
1 to 150P
1) Setting value is 1 to 60 when “High Frame Rate
Mode” is set to “Off.”
2) When recording on AXS and SxS simultaneously, the
setting value is for SxS.
Notes
• Slow & Quick Motion mode cannot be used while
recording, playing, or displaying thumbnail.
• Slow & Quick Motion mode cannot be used while the
Slow Shutter mode.
• Audio cannot be recorded while in the Slow & Quick
Motion mode.
• When “High Frame Rate Mode” is set to “Full Scan”
and the frame rate is set to more than 61P, moiré may
occur in high resolution areas of the picture. In this
case, you can reduce moiré by attaching an optional
CBK-55F2K Optical 2K Filter.
• When “High Frame Rate Mode” is set to other than
“Off,” the camcorder cannot switch to the second card
automatically even if a card becomes full.
You can begin recording a specified number of
seconds in advance by storing up to 15 seconds of
video and audio data in the internal memory of
the camcorder when you start recording.
When you start recording after setting “Setting”
in “Picture Cache Rec” (page 77) of the
Recording menu to “On,” the camcorder records
in advance of the specified time (Cache Rec
Time).
The Picture Cache function is available for either
of the following settings.
• The system frequency is set to 29.97/25/24/
23.98, and the recording format is set to XAVC
4096 × 2160P/XAVC 3840 × 2160P/XAVC
2048 × 1080P/XAVC 1920 × 1080P.
• The recording format is set to MPEG 1920 ×
1080P/MPEG 1920 × 1080i/MPEG 1280 ×
720P.
Recording
YPbPr
– (When
recording on
an AXS only)
XAVC
4096 × 2160P
System
Frame
frequency rate1)
Starting to Record from Prestored Video (Picture Cache
Function)
The selected Picture Cache mode is retained until
the setting is changed.
Notes
• If the system frequency is set to 29.97, 25, 24, or 23.98,
the “Cache Rec Time” setting is limited depending on
the recording format.
—For XAVC 4096 × 2160P, XAVC 3840 × 2160P:
Locked to “0-2sec.”
—For XAVC 2048 × 1080P, XAVC 1920 × 1080P:
“8-10sec” and “13-15sec” cannot be selected.
• Picture cache recording is not possible in Slow &
Quick Motion mode. The camcorder exits Slow &
Quick Motion mode whenever you select Picture
Cache mode. The camcorder exits Picture Cache mode
automatically whenever you select Slow & Quick
Motion mode.
• The data stored in picture cache memory is cleared
when you change system settings, such as the
recording format. Picture data from before the change
is not recorded even if you start recording immediately
after the change. The camcorder exits Picture Cache
mode automatically.
• The simultaneously recording function is not available
in Picture Cache mode.
• It is not possible to change the picture cache setting
during recording.
• It is not possible to change the setting of the viewfinder
double speed drive function during recording.
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Simultaneously Recording
Rec Review
You can record the two sizes of pictures
simultaneously on an SxS memory card in one
slot. You can also record HD signal on the SxS
memory card in the camcorder while recording
picture and audio of RAW format on the AXSR5.
You can review the last recorded clip on the
screen (Rec Review) by assigning the Rec
Review function to an assignable button (page
42).
Note
While simultaneously recording, the camcorder cannot
switch to the second card automatically even if a card
becomes full.
Recording
Recording simultaneously on one
memory card – MPEG2 Proxy function
(PMW-F55 only)
Set “Setting” in “MPEG2 Proxy” (page 77) of the
Recording menu to “On” while the recording
format is set to XAVC 4096 × 2160/XAVC 3840
× 2160 29.97P/25P/23.98P, or SStP SR-SQ 444/
SStP SR-SQ 422 29.97P.
The picture of XAVC 4096 × 2160/XAVC 3840
× 2160 or SStP SR-SQ 444/SStP SR-SQ 422, and
the picture signal of MPEG2 1920 × 1080 are
recorded simultaneously on one SxS memory
card.
The clip of XAVC 4096 × 2160/XAVC 3840 ×
2160 or SStP SR-SQ 444/SStP SR-SQ 422 is
recorded under the XDROOT/Clip directory on
the SxS memory card, but the clip of MPEG2
1920 × 1080 is recorded under the XDROOT/Sub
directory on the SxS memory card, and the suffix
“S02” is added to the end of the clip name.
Note
This function cannot be used while in the Slow & Quick
Motion or Picture Cache Rec mode.
Recording on the AXS and SxS memory
simultaneously
Set “Setting” in “Rec Control” (page 77) of the
Recording menu to “SxS & AXS,” while “Main
Operation” in “Base Setting” (page 82) of the
System menu is set to “RAW.”
You can simultaneously record pictures of RAW
format and pictures with formats set by “Rec
Format.”
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Useful Functions
When you stop recording and press the assigned
button, the last 2 seconds of the clip are played.
When you press and hold the button for more than
1 second, the camcorder starts to rewind from two
seconds before of the last frame of the clip at 4×
speed. When you release the button, the
camcorder starts playback at that point.
Rec Review stops at the end of the clip, then
resumes STBY (recording standby) status.
Note
The Setup menus cannot be operated during Rec Review.
Focus Magnifier
By pressing the FOCUS MAG button of the
viewfinder (DVF-L350, DVF-EL100, DVFL700) that is attached to the camcorder, you can
expand the center part of the viewfinder, and it is
easy to adjust the focus. After adjusting the focus,
press the button again to returns to the normal
(recording) screen.
It does not affect the recorded image or output
signal in the focus magnifier mode.
False Color Display
You can perform the false color display on the
viewfinder by pressing the SPARE button of the
viewfinder (DVF-EL100, DVF-L700) that is
attached to the camcorder.
For details about the false color display, refer to the
operating instructions of the DVF-EL100 or DVFL700.
Note
The false color display is available only when the
“Gamma” setting for the video signal that is output to the
viewfinder is set to “S-Log2.”
Viewfinder Double Speed Drive
Function
Recording
If the system frequency is 23.98P, 24P, 25P, or
29.97P, the image may be blurred and hard to see
because of low frame frequency when you shoot
while swaying the camcorder to the right and the
left.
In this case, you can decrease image blur and
make it easier to see by activating the viewfinder
double speed drive function.
To activate, set “Double Speed Drive” in “VF
Setting” (page 73) of the VF menu to “On.”
Notes
• This function is not effective on the following settings.
—System frequency is 59.94/50.
—Recording format is SStP SR-SQ 444/SStP SRLite 422/SStP SR-SQ 422.
—“Setting” in “Slow Shutter” of the Camera menu is
set to “On.”
—“Shooting Mode” of the System menu is set to
“Cine EI,” and “Main Operation” is set to “RGB”
or “YPbPr.”
• When this function is effective, the electronic shutter
function is locked to on, and the shutter angle is limited
to 180 degrees.
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Thumbnail Screens
Thumbnail Screens
When you press the Thumbnail button of the sub display (page 16), clips recorded on the SxS memory
card are displayed as thumbnails on the screen.
You can start playback from the clip selected on the thumbnail screen. The playback picture can be seen
on the viewfinder screen and external monitors.
Press the Thumbnail button of the sub display to exit the thumbnail screen and return to the recording
screen.
Configuration of the Screen
Information for the clip selected with the cursor are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
The icon of the current SxS memory card is highlighted, shading the nonselected
one. (If the card is write-protected, a lock icon is displayed to the left.)
Thumbnail Screens
Current clip No./ Total number of clips
Cursor
(yellow)
1. Thumbnail
The thumbnail image for each clip is an index
frame from the clip. When recording, the first
frame of a clip is automatically set as the index
frame.
Below each thumbnail, the clip/frame
information is displayed. You can change the
displayed item on “Thumbnail Caption” in
“Customize View” (page 47) of the thumbnail
menu.
2. Clip name/title
The clip name or title of the selected clip is
displayed.
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Thumbnail Screens
3. File format
The file format of the selected clip is displayed.
4. Recording video format
5. Special recording information
If the selected clip was recorded in a special
recording mode, the mode is displayed.
Clips recorded in Slow & Quick Motion display
the frame rate to the right.
6. Duration of the clip
7. Creation date and time
Playing Clips
Playing the Selected and
Subsequent Clips in Sequence
1
2
Turn the MENU dial (page 10) to move
the cursor to the thumbnail image of the
clip with which you wish to start
playback.
Press the MENU dial.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
selected clip.
On the thumbnail screen, you can operate the
clips or confirm the subsidiary data for clips using
the thumbnail menu. The thumbnail menu
appears when you press the OPTION button
(page 12) on the thumbnail menu.
Operations of the Thumbnail
Menu
Turn the MENU dial (page 10) to select a menu
item, then press the MENU dial.
Pressing the CANCEL/BACK button (page 10)
restores to the previous condition.
Pressing the OPTION button while the thumbnail
menu is displayed turns the thumbnail menu off.
Notes
• When the SxS memory card is write-protected, some
operations are unavailable.
• There may be items that cannot be selected, depending
on the status when the menu is displayed.
Thumbnail Screens
Notes
• To start playback by pressing the MENU dial, set “Set
Key on Thumbnail” in “Switch/Lamp” (page 84) of
the System menu to “Play.”
• The playback picture may be momentarily distorted or
frozen between clips. You cannot operate the
camcorder during this condition.
• When you select a clip on the thumbnail screen and
start playback, the playback picture at the beginning of
the clip may be distorted. To start playback without
distortion, pause playback once after starting it, press
the Prev button on the sub display (VIEW-1) to return
to the top of the clip, then restart playback.
Clip Operations
Clip operation menu
Display Clip Properties
Displays the detailed information of a clip screen
(page 48).
Copy MPEG2 Proxy (PMW-F55 only)
Copy All Clips: Copies all the MPEG2 Proxy data
to the destination media as a clip (page 48).
Delete Clip
Select Clip: Deletes the selected clip (page 49).
Customize View
Thumbnail Caption: Changes the items that are
displayed under the thumbnail screen. (page
49)
Playing Clips / Clip Operations
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Displaying the Detailed Information of a Clip
Select “Display Clip Properties” from the thumbnail menu.
Thumbnail Screens
1. Image of the current clip
2. Timecode
TC Index: Timecode of the displayed frame
Start: Timecode at the recording starting point
End: Timecode at the recording ending point
Duration: Duration of the clip
3. Date of recording/modifying
4. Clip name
5. Clip title 1/2
6. Recording format
Video Codec: Video codec
Size: Picture size
FPS: Frame rate
Audio Codec: Audio codec
Ch/Bit: Number of the recorded audio channel/
audio recording bit
7. Special recording information
8. Recording device name
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Clip Operations
Copying MPEG2 Proxy Data
(PMW-F55 only)
You can copy all the MPEG2 Proxy data recorded
on the clip to another SxS memory card as a clip.
Each clip is copied to the destination SxS memory
card and given the same name as the MPEG2
Proxy data with its suffix “S02” deleted.
Notes
• If there is another clip having the same name on the
destination SxS memory card, the clip is copied under
a name adding a single-digit number in parentheses to
the end of the original clip name.
The parenthetical number is the minimum value that
does not exist in the destination memory card.
Examples:
ABCD0002(1) if ABCD0002 exists
ABCD0002(2) if ABCD0002(1) exists
ABCD0005(4) if ABCD0005(3) exists
• You cannot copy a file 1000 times or more if clips with
the same clip name followed by parenthetical numbers
(1) to (999) already exist on the card.
• A warning message is displayed if there is not
sufficient space on the destination SxS memory card.
Replace the SxS memory card with one with sufficient
space.
Deleting Clips
You can delete clips from the SxS memory card.
Select “Select Clip” from “Delete Clip” on the
thumbnail menu.
You can select multiple clips to be deleted. Press
the OPTION button (page 12) after selecting the
clip to be deleted.
Changing Information on the
Thumbnail Screen
Thumbnail Screens
You can change information of the clip/frame that
is displayed under thumbnail.
Select the displayed item from “Thumbnail
Caption” in “Customize View” on the thumbnail
menu.
Date Time: Creation date or modified time
Time Code: Timecode
Duration: Duration
Sequential Number: Thumbnail number
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Settings
Sub Display Operation
You can check the status of the camcorder, set
basic settings for the camcorder, and operate
playback on the sub display.
• CAMERA screen: Basic settings of the
camcorder
• FILE screen: Loading the file
• AU/TC screen: Settings for audio or timecode
• VIEW screen: Playback and operation on the
thumbnail screen
For details about the screen of the sub display, see
“Sub Display Screen” (page 16) in “On-Screen
Indications.”
Setting the basic items
1
Press the function button to select the
screen of the function to be set.
2
Press the item button to select the item
to be set.
Setting value of the item that can be set is
orange.
3
Turn the MENU dial to move the cursor
to the item to be set.
Item button (page 13)
Selects the item of the sub display.
4
Press the MENU dial to enter the
selected item.
SEL/SET dial (MENU dial) (page 10)
When you turn it, the cursor moves in the
corresponding direction, permitting you to select
menu items or setting values.
Press the MENU dial to select the item.
Using the sub display as the operation
button
Controls
Settings
Function buttons (page 13)
Switches the screen of the sub display.
If there are multiple screens for a function, press
the function button repeatedly.
• CAMERA button
• FILE button
• AU/TC (audio/timecode) button
• VIEW button
CANCEL/BACK button (page 10)
To return to the previous layer of the menu. An
uncompleted change is canceled.
Note
When the setup menu is being displayed by
pressing the MENU button (page 12), or the
status display is being displayed by pressing the
STATUS button (page 11), you cannot operate
other than the VIEW screen.
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Sub Display Operation
Press the VIEW button (page 13) to display the
VIEW-1/VIEW-2 screen (page 17), then operate
the displayed function with the item button. The
cursor operation on the sub display is used on the
setup menu (page 54) and the clip operation (page
47).
Sub Display Setting Items
The item names and its settings are listed below.
CAMERA Screen
CAMERA-1
Setting
On: Turns the Slow & Quick motion mode on, and sets the frame rate. (See page 62 for
the selectable item.)
Off: Turns the Slow & Quick motion mode off.
Shutter
Sets the electronic shutter speed and shutter angle.
Select from following 11 types of items.
Off: Turns the electronic shutter function off.
Value of Step Shutter: Selects from 8 types of presets that are registered as Step Shutter.
(You can change the preset value after selecting.)
Continuous: Selects the available speed/angle. (See page 60 for the selectable item.)
SLS: Selects the slow shutter function. (Set the number of frames to accumulate after
selecting.)
Color Temp
Sets the color temperature of the white balance.
Preset 3200K/4300K/5500K: Sets the white balance to the preset value of color
temperature 3200K/4300K/5500K.
Memory: Sets the color temperature of the white balance that is stored on the white
memory.
Settings
Item name
S&Q FPS
Note
“Memory” cannot be selected when “Shooting Mode” (page 82) is set to “Cine EI.”
Sensitivity/Gain/
Exposure Index
Sets the sensitivity/gain.
The item name (Sensitivity/Gain) and setting value differ, depending on the “Mode”
setting in “Gain” (page 59). (See page 59 for the selectable item.)
The item name becomes “Exposure Index” and sets the EI value when “Shooting Mode”
(page 82) is set to “Cine EI.” (See page 59 for the selectable item.)
Gamma/High Latitude Sets the gamma category and gamma table.
STD: Selects the standard gamma. STD1 DVW / STD2 ×4.5 / STD3 ×3.5 / STD4 240M
/ STD5 R709 / STD6 ×5.0
HG: Selects the hyper gamma. HG1 3250G36 / HG2 4600G30 / HG3 3259G40 / HG4
4609G33 / HG7 8009G40 / HG8 8009G33
S-Log2: Selects S-Log2.
S-Log3: Selects S-Log3.
Note
“High Latitude” is displayed when “Shooting Mode” (page 82) is set to “Cine EI.”
MLUT
Selects and sets LUT/Look Profile. (See page 71 for the selectable item.)
Sub Display Setting Items
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CAMERA-2
Item name
Setting
Color Bars
Turns the color bars on/off.
Auto White
Performs the auto white balance function.
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to “Memory.”)
Auto Black
Performs the auto black balance function.
Sub&HDMI
Selects whether to apply monitor LUT for the output image from SDI (Sub) and HDMI
when “Shooting Mode” (page 82) is set to “Cine EI.”
Viewfinder
Selects whether to apply monitor LUT for the viewfinder image when “Shooting Mode”
(page 82) is set to “Cine EI.”
SDI (Sub) Disp.
Select whether to output the character information and marker to the SDI (Sub) output.
FILE Screen
FILE-1
Item name
Setting
All File Load 1 to 6
Loads the All file (1 to 6) from the SD card that is inserted into the SD card slot.
FILE-2
Settings
Item name
Setting
Scene Recall 1 to 5/
Standard
Loads the Scene file (1 to 5, or Standard) from the internal memory.
FILE-3
Item name
Setting
Lens Recall 1 to 6
Loads the Lens file (1 to 6) from the internal memory.
AU/TC (audio/timecode) Screen
AU/TC-1
Item name
Setting
MIC CH1 Ref
Select the reference input level when the AUDIO IN CH1 switch is set to MIC from –60
dB/–50 dB/–40 dB.
CH1 Input
Auto: Adjusts the recording level automatically.
Manual: Adjust the recording level manually from –99 to +99.
Note
If the AES/EBU signal is selected for the audio input signal, the recording level is locked.
CH1 Select
Displays the input source for AUDIO IN CH1.
MIC CH2 Ref
Select the reference input level when the AUDIO IN CH2 switch is set to MIC from –60
dB/–50 dB/–40 dB.
CH2 Input
Auto: Adjusts the recording level automatically.
Manual: Adjust the recording level manually from –99 to +99.
Note
If the AES/EBU signal is selected for the audio input signal, the recording level is locked.
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Sub Display Setting Items
Item name
Setting
CH2 Select
Displays the input source for AUDIO IN CH2.
AU/TC-2
Item name
Setting
Monitor CH
Selects the audio channel that is output to the headphones and speaker. (See page 69 for
the selectable item.)
Monitor Level
Adjusts the monitor volume from 0 to 99.
AU/TC-3
Setting
Switches the indication for the time data (Timecode/Duration).
Reset
Resets the timecode and counter to 00:00:00:00.
Set
Sets the timecode to the desired value.
Mode
Sets the timecode mode.
Preset (Ext): Starts the timecode from the specified value.
Int. Regen (regeneration): Starts the timecode from that of the previous clip.
Run
Sets the condition for the timecode.
Rec Run: Advances the timecode during recording only.
Free Run: Keeps advancing regardless of the state of recording.
TC Source
Displays the external lock status for the timecode.
Internal: The timecode is not locked when “S&Q Motion” is set to “Off” and timecode is
set to “Preset (Ext-Lk)” and “Free Run.”
External: The timecode is locked when “S&Q Motion” is set to “Off” and timecode is set
to “Preset (Ext-Lk)” and “Free Run.”
No indication: Other than above.
Sub Display Setting Items
Settings
Item name
Display
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Setup Menu Operations
The Setup menu allowing you to perform various
settings that are needed for recording and playing,
appears on the viewfinder screen by pressing the
MENU button. (You can display the Setup menu
on the external video monitor or sub display.)
• When you select “Execute” for an execution
item, the corresponding function is executed.
• When you select an item that you must confirm
before execution, the menu display temporarily
disappears, and a confirmation message is
displayed. Follow the instructions of the
message, and specify whether to execute or
cancel.
Entering a character string
Menu controls
MENU button (page 12)
To turn the menu mode to use the setup menus on/
off.
When you select an item for which a character
string, such as a filename, is to be specified, the
character input screen appears.
1
SEL/SET dial (MENU dial) (page 10)
When you turn the dial, the cursor moves up or
down, permitting you to select menu items or
setting values.
Press the MENU dial to select the highlighted
item.
Settings
CANCEL/BACK button (page 10)
To return to the previous menu. An uncompleted
change is canceled.
Up/Down/Left/Right buttons, SET button (page
17)
When you press the up/down/left/right buttons on
the sub display (VIEW-2), the cursor moves in
the corresponding direction, permitting you to
select menu items or setting values.
Press the SET button to enter the highlighted
item.
Note
2
1
2
Setup Menu Operations
Select a character from the selected
character type.
The cursor moves to the next column.
Space: Inputs space on the position of the
cursor.
T/t: Moves the cursor.
BS: Deletes a character on the left of the
cursor.
Setting the Setup menus
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Select character type by turning the
MENU dial, then press the MENU dial
to enter.
ABC: Uppercase alphabetical
abc: Lowercase alphabetical
123: Numerical
!#$: Special
In the focus magnifier mode (page 44), the setup menu
cannot be used.
Turn the MENU dial to set the cursor to the item
of the menu you wish to set, then press the MENU
dial to select that item.
• The menu item selection area can show 9 lines
at maximum. When all the selectable items
cannot be displayed at one time, you can scroll
the display up or down by moving the cursor.
• For items having a wide range of available
values (example: –99 to +99), the available
value area is not displayed. The current setting
is highlighted instead, indicating that the setting
is ready for change.
3
3
Select “Done” after inputting
characters.
The input characters are entered and the
character input screen disappears.
User Menu
The User Menu consists of the items that are
copied from the Camera, Paint, Audio, Video,
VF, TC/UB, Recording, Media, File,
Maintenance, and System menu. By registering
the highly-used items in advance, you can easily
recall the desired item.
You can register up to 20 items for the User
Menu.
The following 10 items are registered for the
default setting.
• System Setting (System menu)
• Base Setting (System menu)
• Rec Format (System menu)
• Rec Control (Recording menu)
• Output Format (Video menu)
• Monitor LUT (Video menu)
• Clip Naming (Media menu)
• VF Setting (VF menu)
• Assignable Button (System menu)
• Format Media (Media menu)
The User Menu consists of the following hierarchies.
First hierarchy Second hierarchy
User Menu
Third hierarchy
List of edit
functions
Registered item
Delete
Deletes the item.
Move
Moves the item.
Edit Subitem
Edits the subitem.
Registered item
Edit User Menu
Sets the item.
Add Item
Adds the item.
Customize Reset
Returns the registration
to the default.
Note
You cannot register double items/subitems and change
the name of items/subitems.
Adding items
1
Editing the registered item
Display the User Menu of the setup
menu.
The registered items are displayed.
2
Select “Edit User Menu” from the User
Menu.
3
Select the item for editing.
2
Select the item that you want to register.
The subitem editing display of the selected
item is displayed.
3
Select registering/unregistering of the
subitem.
Select the subitem and decide registering/
unregistering of the subitem by performing
the decision operation (selection/deselection
of the checkbox).
Select the edit item.
Delete: Deletes the selected item.
Move: Moves the selected item. Move the B
mark to the desired position.
Edit Subitem: Edits the subitem of the
selected item. Select the subitem and decide
registering/unregistering of the subitem by
Select the User Menu > “Edit User
Menu” > “Add Item.”
Items that can be registered to the User Menu
are displayed.
The list for edit functions is displayed.
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Settings
performing the decision operation (selection/
deselection of the checkbox). Select “OK”
after setting.
The customized User Menu items can be stored
on an SD Card as the User Menu Item file. You
can load the User Menu items from the SD Card.
1
Contents
4
Select “OK.”
The added item is displayed on the User
Menu.
Setup Menu Operations
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Return the User Menu registration to the
default setting
1
Select the User Menu > “Edit User
Menu” > “Customize Reset.”
2
Select “Reset” > “Execute.”
Settings
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Setup Menu Operations
Setup Menu List
The functions and available settings of menus are listed below.
The default settings set at the factory are shown in bold face (example: Preset 3200K).
Camera Menu
Camera
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
White
Auto White Balance
Execute / Cancel
Setting for white
balance
Performs the auto white balance function.
Execute: Executes this function.
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to
“Memory.”)
White Switch
Sets the operation mode for “White.”
Preset 3200K / Preset 4300K / Preset 3200K/4300K/5500K: Set the white balance to the
Preset 5500K / Memory
preset value of the color temperature 3200K/4300K/5500K.
Memory: Adjusts the white balance manually. Perform the
auto white balance function (one push).
(“Memory” is available only when “Shooting Mode” in “Base
Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
Displays and sets the color temperature of white balance that
is stored in the white memory.
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to
“Memory.”)
Color Temp. Balance
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the color temperature more precisely, if the result is not
as you desire, even though you set “Color Temp.”
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to
“Memory.”)
R Gain
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the R gain value of white balance that is stored in the
memory.
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to
“Memory.”)
B Gain
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the B gain value of white balance that is stored in the
memory.
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to
“Memory.”)
Shockless White
Off / 1 / 2 / 3
Sets the speed of change in white balance when the white
balance mode is switched.
Off: Changes instantly.
1 to 3: Select a larger number to change the white balance
more slowly through interpolation.
Filter White Memory
On / Off
Turns on/off “Filter White Memory” that sets the memory
area of the white balance for each position number of the ND
filter.
Setup Menu List
Settings
Color Temp.
1500K to 50000K (3200K)
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Camera
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Offset White
Setting
On / Off
Turns on/off “Offset White” that is for the auto white balance
function (one push).
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to
“Memory.”)
Offset <Memory>
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the volume of the offset white for the auto white
balance function (one push).
(This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to
“Memory.”)
Auto Black Balance
Execute / Cancel
Performs the auto black balance function.
Execute: Executes this function.
Master Black
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the master black level.
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
R Black
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the R black level.
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
B Black
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the B black level.
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
Setting
On / Off
Turns the flare correction function on/off.
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom,” and
this setting is locked to “Off” when “Shooting Mode” is set to
“Cine EI.”)
Master Flare
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the user adjustment value for master flare of the flare
correction that is caused by the camcorder.
R Flare
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the user adjustment value for R flare of the flare
correction that is caused by the camcorder.
G Flare
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the user adjustment value for G flare of the flare
correction that is caused by the camcorder.
B Flare
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the user adjustment value for B flare of the flare
correction that is caused by the camcorder.
Setting for the
offset white
balance
Black
Setting for the
black
Flare
Setting the flare
correction
Settings
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Setup Menu List
Camera
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Gain
Mode
ISO / dB
Setting for the
Gain
Selects the gain setting mode.
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
Exposure Index
• PMW-F5
500EI to 8000EI (2000EI)
• PMW-F55
320EI to 5000EI (1250EI)
Settings
Sets the gain.
Gain
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
• PMW-F5
When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to “Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
“ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is
set to “STD” or “HG (HG1/HG2/
HG3/HG4)”
ISO 800 to ISO 6400
When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to
“ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is
set to “HG (HG7/HG8)”
ISO 1600 to ISO 12500
When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to
“ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is
set to “S-Log2” or “S-Log3”
ISO 2000 to ISO 16000
• PMW-F55
When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to
“ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is
set to “STD” or “HG (HG1/HG2/
HG3/HG4)”
ISO 500 to ISO 4000
When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to
“ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is
set to “HG (HG7/HG8)”
ISO 1000 to ISO 8000
When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to
“ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is
set to “S-Log2” or “S-Log3”
ISO 1250 to ISO 10000
When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to
“dB”
–3dB / 0dB / 3dB / 6dB / 9dB /
12dB / 18dB
Sets the EI value.
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Cine EI.”)
Note
The Highlight Latitude values for each EI value are follows:
• PMW-F5
500EI: 4.0E / 640EI: 4.3E / 800EI: 4.7E / 1000EI: 5.0E /
1250EI: 5.3E / 1600EI: 5.7E / 2000EI: 6.0E / 2500EI: 6.3E
/ 3200EI: 6.7E / 4000EI: 7.0E / 5000EI: 7.3E / 6400EI:
7.7E / 8000EI: 8.0E
• PMW-F55
320EI: 4.0E / 400EI: 4.3E / 500EI: 4.7E / 640EI: 5.0E /
800EI: 5.3E / 1000EI: 5.7E / 1250EI: 6.0E / 1600EI: 6.3E /
2000EI: 6.7E / 2500EI: 7.0E / 3200EI: 7.3E / 4000EI: 7.7E
/ 5000EI: 8.0E
Highlight Latitude
4.0E to 8.0E (6.0E)
Displays the Highlight Latitude value according to the
“Exposure Index” setting.
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Camera
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Remote Gain L
Sets the gain switch L level for RM (such as RM-B150, etc.).
–3dB / 0dB / 3dB / 6dB / 9dB / (This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
12dB / 18dB
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
Remote Gain M
Sets the gain switch M level for RM (such as RM-B150, etc.).
–3dB / 0dB / 3dB / 6dB / 9dB / (This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
12dB / 18dB
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
Remote Gain H
Sets the gain switch H level for RM (such as RM-B150, etc.).
–3dB / 0dB / 3dB / 6dB / 9dB / (This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
12dB / 18dB
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
Shutter
Specifying
operating
conditions of the
electronic shutter
Shockless Gain
On / Off
Turns the shockless gain function on/off.
Setting
On / Off
Turns the electronic shutter function on/off.
Mode
Speed / Angle
Selects modes of the electronic shutter.
Select
Step / Continuous
Selects the setting method for the electronic shutter speed.
Shutter Value
Sets the shutter speed/angle.
Speed mode: Shutter speed
Angle mode: Shutter angle.
Setting value differs depending on the format setting and the
“Select” setting in “Shutter.”
Settings
When “Mode” is set to “Speed”
Format setting Step
Continuous
59.94P
59.94i
50P
50i
29.97P
1/60 to 1/8000
1/60 to 1/7000
1/50 to 1/7000
25P
1/100 / 1/120 / 1/125 / 1/250 / 1/500 /
1/1000 / 1/2000 / 1/4000
1/60 / 1/100 / 1/120 / 1/125 / 1/250 /
1/500 / 1/1000 / 1/2000
1/50 / 1/60 / 1/120 / 1/125 / 1/250 /
1/500 / 1/1000 / 1/2000
1/30 / 1/50 / 1/60 / 1/100 / 1/250 /
1/500 / 1/1000 / 1/2000
24P
1/48 / 1/50 / 1/60 / 1/120 / 1/250 /
1/500 / 1/1000 / 1/2000
23.98P
1/48 / 1/50 / 1/60 / 1/120 / 1/250 /
1/500 / 1/1000 / 1/2000
1/30 to 1/8000
1/25.02 to 1/7000
When “S&Q Motion” is set to “On”
1/30 to 1/7000
1/24.02 to 1/6000
When “S&Q Motion” is set to “On”
1/30.02 to 1/6000
1/23.99 to 1/6000
When “S&Q Motion” is set to “On”
1/30.03 to 1/6000
When “Mode” is set to “Angle”
Format setting Step
59.94P
59.94i
50P
50i
29.97P
25P
24P
23.98P
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Continuous
216.0 / 180.0 / 120.0 / 90.0 / 45.0 / 22.5 / 11.2 / 5.6 359.7 to 4.2
300.0 / 180.0 / 150.0 / 90.0 / 45.0 / 22.5 / 11.2 / 5.6
216.0 / 180.0 / 120.0 / 90.0 / 45.0 / 22.5 / 11.2 / 5.6
300.0 / 180.0 / 150.0 / 90.0 / 45.0 / 22.5 / 11.2 / 5.6
180.0 / 172.8 / 144.0 / 90.0 / 45.0 / 22.5 / 11.2 / 5.6
Camera
Menu items
Slow Shutter
Setting the slow
shutter
Sub items and setting values Contents
Step Select
Execute / Cancel
Changes the preset value for “Shutter Value” (8 types) of the
“Step” setting in “Select.”
Add: Adds a step shutter value. When 8 steps are already
registered, delete a step shutter value by using “Delete” to
make the space for adding the new step shutter value.
Delete: Deletes a registered step shutter value.
Step 1~8: Displays a registered step shutter value.
Setting
On / Off
Turns the slow shutter function on/off.
(You cannot change the on/off setting while recording.)
Number of Frames
2/3/4/5/6/7/8
Sets the number of frames to accumulate for the slow shutter.
Auto Exposure Level
+2.0 to –2.0 (±0)
Setting the auto
adjusting for the
Speed
video level (This
–99 to +99 (±0)
setting is available Clip High light
only for a lens that
On / Off
is compatible with
the iris control
Detect Window
function.)
1 to 6 (1)
Detect Window Indication
On / Off
Sets the desired control level (bright/dark) for auto iris.
Sets the control speed for auto iris.
Turns on/off the function that makes dull the response for
high luminance by ignoring the detection of high luminance
area.
Selects the type of the detect window.
Turns on/off the function that displays the frame of the detect
window as a marker.
Settings
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Camera
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
S&Q Motion
Setting
On / Off
Setting the Slow &
Quick Motion
function
High Frame Rate Mode
Off / Full Scan / Center Scan
Turns the Slow & Quick Motion function on/off.
This setting is not available when “Rec Format” of the System
menu is set to the following settings.
• MPEG 1920 × 1080/1280 × 720
• SStP SR-SQ 444/422
• SStP SR-Lite 422
(This setting is not available when “Main Operation” in “Base
Setting” of the System menu is set to “RGB.”
Sets the high speed shooting method more than 60P.
Off: High speed shooting is not performed.
Full Scan: Performs high speed shooting with the picture
angle of Super 35 mm size.
Center Scan: Performs high speed shooting with half size of
picture angle of Super 35 mm size on the center area of a
picture.
Note
When “Imager Scan Mode” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu is set to “2K Full,” this setting is locked to “Full Scan.”
When “Imager Scan Mode” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu is set to “2K Center,” this setting is locked to “Center
Scan.”
Settings
Frame Rate
1 to 240 (24)
Sets the frame rate for the Slow & Quick Motion recording.
Note
Available settings are follows.
When “High Frame Rate Mode” is set to “Off”
1 to 60 (24)
When “High Frame Rate Mode” is set to “Full Scan” or
“Center Scan”
• When “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu is set to “RAW,” and “Rec Control” of the Recording
menu is set to “AXS”
—72, 75, 80, 90, 96, 100, 110, 120, 125, 135, 144, 150,
160, 168, 175, 180, 240
• When “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu is set to “RAW,” and “Rec Control” of the Recording
menu is set to “SxS&AXS”
—72, 75, 80, 90, 96, 100, 110, 120, 125, 135, 144, 150,
160, 168, 175, 180 (system frequency: 23.98/24/29.97/
59.94)
—72, 75, 80, 90, 96, 100, 110, 120, 125, 135, 144, 150
(system frequency: 25/50)
• When “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu is set to “YPbPr”
—72, 75, 80, 90, 96, 100, 110, 120, 125, 135, 144, 150,
160, 168, 175, 180 (system frequency: 23.98/24/29.97/
59.94)
—72, 75, 80, 90, 96, 100, 110, 120, 125, 135, 144, 150
(system frequency: 25/50)
(This setting is not available when “Main Operation” in “Base
Setting” of the System menu is set to “RGB.”
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Camera
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Color Bars
Setting
On / Off
Turns the color bars on/off.
Type
ARIB / SMPTE / 75% / 100%
Selects the type of color bar.
Setting
On / Off
Turns the noise suppression function on/off.
(This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Custom.”)
Level
Low / Mid / High
Sets the noise suppression level.
Setting the Color
Bars
Noise
Suppression
Setting the noise
suppression
Flicker Reduce Mode
Setting Flicker
Compensation
Image
Inversion
Set the operation of the Flicker-Reduction function.
Auto / On / Off
Frequency
50 Hz / 60 Hz
Set to the power supply frequency of the light source causing
flicker.
Setting
Normal / V Inv
Sets the image inversion.
Setting the image
inversion function
Lens Interface Setting
Setting the lens
interface
Note
If changing this setting while the lens attached to the
camcorder, turn the camcorder off, then turn it on.
Zoom Limit
Off / Zoom Range 1 / Zoom
Range 2
Settings
Selects the lens interface according to the connected lens
Type C / Type A / Type C+12P / type.
Type A+12P / Off
When using an optional LA-FZB1/FZB2 mount adapter,
select “Type C.”
When using the lens mount adapter with Lens 12 pin (service
parts), select “Type C+12P” or “Type A+12P.”
Sets the limit for the zoom operation range of the power
zoom.
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Paint Menu
The Paint menu settings are available only when “Shooting Mode” in “Base Setting” (page 82) of the
System menu is set to “Custom.”
Paint
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Gamma
Setting
On / Off
Turns the gamma compensation function on/off.
Step Gamma
0.35 to 0.90 (0.45)
Sets the gamma compensation value in 0.05 steps.
Master Gamma
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the master gamma level.
R Gamma
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the R gamma level.
G Gamma
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the G gamma level.
B Gamma
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the B gamma level.
Gamma Category
STD / HG / User / S-Log2 /
S-Log3
Select from among “STD” (standard gamma), “HG” (hyper
gamma), “User” (user gamma), “S-Log2,” or “S-Log3.”
Gamma Select
Selects the gamma table that is used for the gamma
compensation.
Adjusting the
gamma
compensation
Settings
When “Gamma Category” is set to
“STD”
STD1 DVW / STD2 ×4.5 /
STD3 ×3.5 / STD4 240M /
STD5 R709 / STD6 ×5.0
When “Gamma Category” is set to
“HG”
HG1 3250G36 / HG2 4600G30
/ HG3 3259G40 / HG4
4609G33 / HG7 8009G40 /
HG8 8009G33
When “Gamma Category” is set to
“User”
User 1 / User 2 / User 3 / User
4 / User 5
When “Gamma Category” is set to
“S-Log2”
S-Log2
When “Gamma Category” is set to
“S-Log3”
S-Log3
Black Gamma Setting
Adjusting the
black gamma
compensation
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On / Off
Turns the black gamma compensation function on/off.
(This setting is available only when “Gamma Category” in
“Gamma” of the Paint menu is set to “STD.”)
Range
LOW / HIGH
Selects the black gamma correction effective range.
LOW: 0 to 3.6%
HIGH: 0 to 28.8%
Master Black Gamma
–2 to +2 (±0)
Sets the master black gamma level.
Setup Menu List
Paint
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Knee
Setting
On / Off
Adjusting the knee
compensation
White Clip
Adjusting the
white clipping
Turns the knee compensation function on/off.
(This setting is available only when “Gamma Category” in
“Gamma” is set to “STD.”)
Point
75% to 109% (90%)
Sets the knee point.
Slope
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the knee slope.
Knee Saturation
On / Off
Turns the knee saturation function on/off.
Knee Saturation Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the knee saturation level.
Setting
On / Off
Turns the white clipping adjustment on or off.
(This setting is available only when “Gamma Category” in
“Gamma” is set to “STD” or “HG.”)
Level
Sets the white clip level.
When the system frequency setting
is 59.94, 29.97, or 23.98.
90.0% to 109.0% (108.0%)
When the system frequency setting
is 50, 25, or 24.
90.0% to 109.0% (105.0%)
Settings
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Paint
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Detail
Setting
On / Off
Turns the detail adjusting function on/off.
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the detail level.
H/V Ratio
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the ratio between the H detail level and V detail level.
Crispening
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the crispening level.
Level Depend
On / Off
Turns the level depend adjustment function on/off.
Level Depend Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the level depend level.
Frequency
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the center frequency of the H details signal.
(Setting the center frequency higher decreases the details.)
Knee Aperture
On / Off
Turns the knee aperture compensation function on/off.
Knee Aperture Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the knee aperture level.
Limit
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts both the white and black detail limiter.
White Limit
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the white detail limiter.
Black Limit
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the black detail limiter.
V Black Limit
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the black V detail limiter.
V Detail Creation
NAM / Y / G / G+R
Selects the source signal to generate the V detail signal.
NAM: Highest level signal of V detail signal that is generated
by R signal, G signal, or B signal.
Y: Y signal
G: G signal
G+R: Synthesized signal from G and R signal with a same
ratio.
Setting
On / Off
Turns the aperture compensation function on/off.
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the aperture level.
Setting the detail
adjusting
Settings
Aperture
Setting the
aperture
compensation
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Paint
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Skin Detail
Setting
On / Off
Adjusting the skin
detail
Area Detection
compensation
Execute/Cancel
Matrix
Setting of the
Matrix correction
Turns the skin detail compensation function on/off.
Detects the color for the skin detail compensation.
Execute: Executes this function.
Area Indication
On / Off
Turn on/off the function that displays the zebra pattern in the
target area for the skin detail compensation.
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the skin detail level.
Saturation
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the color (saturation) level for the skin detail
compensation.
Hue
0 to 359
Adjusts the color hue for the skin detail compensation.
Width
0 to 90 (40)
Adjusts the width of the color hue for the skin detail
compensation.
Setting
On / Off
Turns the matrix correction function on/off.
Preset Matrix
On / Off
Turns the preset matrix function on/off.
Settings
Preset Select
Selects the preset matrix.
• PMW-F5:
Standard / High Saturation /
FL Light / Cinema / F55 709
Like
• PMW-F55:
1: SMPTE240M / 2: ITU-709 /
3: SMPTE Wide / 4: NTSC /
5: EBU / 10: S-Gamut3.Cine
Like / 11: S-Gamut3 Like
User Matrix
On / Off
Turns the user matrix correction function on/off.
Level
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the color saturation for the entire picture area.
Phase
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the color phase for the entire picture area.
User Matrix R-G
–99 to +99 (±0)
Finely adjusts the color phase for the entire picture area by
independently setting each of the factors.
User Matrix R-B
–99 to +99 (±0)
User Matrix G-R
–99 to +99 (±0)
User Matrix G-B
–99 to +99 (±0)
User Matrix B-R
–99 to +99 (±0)
User Matrix B-G
–99 to +99 (±0)
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Paint
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Multi Matrix
Setting
On / Off
Turns on/off the multi-matrix correction, which allows
specific colors to be selected for saturation correction in a 16axis hue space.
Area Indication
On / Off
Displays a zebra pattern in the areas of the specified color for
multi-matrix correction.
Color Detection
Execute/Cancel
Detects the target color on the screen for multi-matrix
correction.
Execute: Executes this function.
Settings for the
multi-matrix
correction
Axis
Specifies a color targeted by multi-matrix correction (16-axis
B / B+ /MG- / MG / MG+ / R / mode).
R+ / YL- / YL /YL+ / G- / G /
G+ / CY / CY+ / BHue
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the color hue of the color targeted by multi-matrix
correction for each 16-axis mode.
Saturation
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the saturation of the color targeted by multi-matrix
correction for each 16-axis mode.
Settings
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Setup Menu List
Audio Menu
Audio
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Audio Input
MIC CH1 Ref
–60dB / –50dB / –40dB
Selects the reference input level for when the AUDIO IN CH1
switch is set to MIC.
MIC CH2 Ref
–60dB / –50dB / –40dB
Selects the reference input level for when the AUDIO IN CH2
switch is set to MIC.
Limiter Mode
Off / –6dB / – 9dB / –12dB /
–15dB / –17dB
Selects the limiter level when a loud signal is input while
setting audio input level manually.
When you do not use the limiter, select “Off.”
1KHz Tone on Color Bars
On / Off
Turn the 1-kHz reference tone signal on/off.
CH-1 Wind Filter
On / Off
Turn the wind filter for the channel 1 on/off.
CH-2 Wind Filter
On / Off
Turn the wind filter for the channel 2 on/off.
CH-1 Audio Select
Auto / Manual
The audio recording level is adjusted automatically when you
set to “Auto.”
CH-2 Audio Select
Auto / Manual
The audio recording level is adjusted automatically when you
set to “Auto.”
Setting for audio
inputs
Note
This item cannot
be selected when
removing the
audio connector
panel.
Audio Level
Setting for audio
recording level
Notes
Audio Output
Setting for audio
outputs
Adjusts the audio recording level when “CH-1 Audio Select”
is set to “Manual.”
Adjusts the audio recording level when “CH-2 Audio Select”
is set to “Manual.”
Selects the AGC level.
Selects auto adjusting method for the input level of an analog
audio signal recorded to CH-1/CH-2 from “Mono” (performs
for each channel) and “Stereo” (performs in stereo mode).
Output CH
CH-1/CH-2
CH-3/CH-4
Selects audio output channels from either channels 1 and 2 or
channels 3 and 4.
Monitor CH
Selects the audio channel(s) to be fed to the headphones and
the built-in speaker.
CH-1/CH-2 (CH-3/CH-4): Stereo
CH-1 (CH-3): CH-1 (CH-3) only
CH-2 (CH-4): CH-2 (CH-4) only
When “Output CH” is set to
“CH1/CH2”
CH-1/CH-2
CH-1
CH-2
When “Output CH” is set to
“CH3/CH4”
CH-3/CH-4
CH-3
CH-4
Settings
CH-1 Audio Level
• This item cannot
–99 to +99 (±0)
be selected when
CH-2 Audio Level
removing the
–99 to +99 (±0)
audio connector
panel.
AGC Spec
• The recording
–6dB / –9dB / –12dB /
level for the
–15dB / –17dB
channel that the AGC Mode
AES/EBU signal
Mono / Stereo
is selected is
locked.
Headphone Out
Mono / Stereo
Selects the headphones output, “Mono” or “Stereo.”
Monitor Level
0 to 99
Adjusts the monitor level.
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Video Menu
Video
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Output On/Off SDI (Sub)
Setting the video
output
Turns the SDI (Sub) output on/off.
On / Off
HDMI
On / Off
Output Format SDI (Main)
Setting for the
output format
Turns the HDMI output on/off.
Selects the SDI (Main) output format.
The setting value differs, depending on the settings of
“Frequency” in “System Setting” and “Rec Format” of the
System menu (page 92).
SDI (Sub)
Selects the SDI (sub) output format.
The setting value differs, depending on the settings of
“Frequency” in “System Setting” of the System menu and
“SDI (Main)” in “Output Format” of the Video menu (page
92).
HDMI
Selects the HDMI output format.
The setting value differs, depending on the settings of
“Frequency” in “System Setting” and “Rec Format” of the
System menu (page 96).
EXT IF
Displays the extend IF output signal.
Test
Settings
Output Setting 4K/2K to HD Conv.
Letter Box / Edge Crop /
Anamo ×1.3 / Anamo ×2
Setting for the
output conversion
mode
Displays the video output signal.
Sets the picture frame for YPbPr format video signal.
Letter Box / Edge Crop: Sets the output conversion mode for
17:9 t 16:9 signal. (This setting is available only when
“Format” in “Rec Format” of the System menu is set to
“XAVC 4096 × 2160P” or “XAVC 2048 × 1080P.”)
Anamo ×1.3 / Anamo ×2: Corrects the distortion of the
images that are output from the video output when using an
anamorphic lens. (This setting is available only when “Main
Operation” in “Base Setting” of the System menu is set to
“RAW.”)
Note
The HD output signal when “Main Operation” in “Base
Setting” of the System menu is set to “RAW,” or the internal
recorded signal when “Setting” in “Rec Control” of the
Recording menu is set to “SxS & AXS,” is “Letter Box”equivalent signal.
SD Mode
Letter Box / Edge Crop /
Squeeze
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Sets the output mode (aspect) for the SD signal.
Video
Sub items and setting values Contents
Monitor LUT
Category
LUT / Look Profile /
User 3D LUT
Selects the type of Look for Monitor LUT.
LUT: Outputs images using Preset LUT or User LUT.
Look Profile: Outputs images that are suited for the start point
of color grading or images that are close to print quality by
selecting the Look number.
User 3D LUT: Outputs images using User 3D LUT. (This
setting is available only when “Color Space” in “Base
Setting” of the System menu is set to “S-Gamut3.Cine/
SLog3” or “S-Gamut3/SLog3.”)
LUT Select
P1: 709 (800%)
P2: HG8009G40
P3: HG8009G33
P4: S-Log2
P5: S-Log3
U1
U2
U3
U4
U5
U6
Selects the type of LUT when “Category” in “Monitor LUT”
is set to “LUT.”
709 (800%): Signals, for which the dynamic range is
expanded up to 800%, by using ITU-R709 as a standard.
HG8009G40: Signals, for which the dynamic range is 800%,
white limit is 109%, and use hyper gamma, for which
video output with 18% gray card is 40%.
HG8009G33: Signals, for which the dynamic range is 800%,
white limit is 109%, and use hyper gamma, for which
video output with 18% gray card is 33%.
S-Log2: Log signal with 1300% dynamic range, for which the
post production process should be performed, and
visibility for Video Monitor is considered. (This setting is
available only when “Color Space” in “Base Setting” of
the System menu is set to “S-Gamut/SLog2.” The color
space is set to S-Gamut.)
S-Log3: Log signal with 1300% dynamic range, which is
close to Cineon Log curve, and the characteristics of film.
(This setting is available only when “Color Space” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to
“S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3” or “S-Gamut3/SLog3.” The
color space is set to S-Gamut3.)
U1 to U6: Any LUT signal that is imported from an SD card.
Look Profile Select
1: LC-709
2: LC-709typeA
3: SLog2-709
4: Cine+709
Selects the type of Look Profile when “Category” in “Monitor
LUT” is set to “Look Profile.”
User 3D LUT Select
User 3D-1 / User 3D-2 /
User 3D-3 / User 3D-4
Selects the 3D LUT signal that is imported from an SD Card.
SDI (Main) & Internal Rec
MLUT On / MLUT Off
Selects whether to apply Monitor LUT to the image that is
output from SDI (Main) and recorded on an SxS memory card.
(When “Main Operation” is set to “RGB,” and “Rec Format”
is set to “XAVC 4096 × 2160P” or “XAVC 3840 × 2160P,”
this setting is locked to “MLUT Off.”*)
* This setting is locked to “MLUT Off” for 4K/QFHD output,
and “MLUT On” for 2K/HD output and Viewfinder, when
the output setting is set to 4K/QFHD.
Setting for the
monitor LUT
Setup Menu List
Settings
Menu items
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Video
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
SDI (Sub) & HDMI
MLUT On / MLUT Off
Selects whether to apply Monitor LUT to the image that is
output from SDI (Sub) and HDMI.
(This setting is in accord with the “SDI (Main) & Internal
Rec” setting, while the S&Q Motion or viewfinder double
speed drive function is activated, or during RAW playback.*)
* This setting is locked to “MLUT Off” for 4K/QFHD output,
and “MLUT On” for 2K/HD output and Viewfinder, when
the output setting is set to 4K/QFHD.
Viewfinder
MLUT On / MLUT Off
Selects whether to apply Monitor LUT to the viewfinder
image.
(This setting is in accord with the “SDI (Main) & Internal
Rec” setting, while the S&Q Motion or viewfinder double
speed drive function is activated, or during RAW playback.*)
* This setting is locked to “MLUT Off” for 4K/QFHD output,
and “MLUT On” for 2K/HD output and Viewfinder, when
the output setting is set to 4K/QFHD.
Output Display VF Out
Setting for the
output signal
On / Off
Selects whether to overlaps characters and markers on the
viewfinder output signal.
4K/QFHD SDI/HDMI Out (PMW- Selects whether to overlaps characters and markers on the
F55 only)
SDI or HDMI output signal when the picture size of SDI or
On / Off
HDMI output is 4K/QFHD.
Settings
HD/SD SDI (Sub) Out
On / Off
Selects whether to overlaps characters and markers on the
SDI (Sub) output signal when the SDI (Sub) output picture
quality is less than HD.
HD/SD HDMI Out
On / Off
Selects whether to overlaps characters and markers on the
HDMI output signal when the HDMI output picture quality is
less than HD.
Forced Menu Disp
VF / SDI/HDMI / Sub Display
Selects the output that displays the menu by pressing MENU
even if the Output Display setting for each output is set to off.
VF: Viewfinder that is connected to the VF (viewfinder
output) connector.
SDI/HDMI: Monitor that is connected to the SDI OUT3, SDI
OUT4 (Sub), or HDMI OUT connector.
Sub Display: Sub display screen.
Note
The menu is not displayed on the sub display when this item
is set to “VF” or “SDI/HDMI.”
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VF Menu
When there is SW or VR for an item on the attached viewfinder, that item is not available.
VF
Sub items and setting values Contents
Color
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the color of pictures on the viewfinder.
Contrast
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the contrast of pictures on the viewfinder.
Brightness
–99 to +99 (±0)
Adjusts the brightness of pictures on the viewfinder.
Color Mode
Color / B&W
Selects the display mode of the viewfinder while E-E display/
recording.
Aspect
Auto / Full / Anamo ×1.3 /
Anamo ×2
Selects the displayed area of pictures for the viewfinder.
Anamo ×1.3 / Anamo ×2: Corrects the distortion of the
images on the viewfinder screen when using an anamorphic
lens. (This setting is available only when “Main Operation” in
“Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “RAW.”)
Double Speed Drive
On / Off
Turns on/off the function that doubles the frame rate for the
viewfinder display when the system frequency is 23.98, 24,
25, or 29.97.
(When this function is set to “On,” the settable range for
“Shutter Value” in “Shutter” of the Camera menu is limited to
180 degrees for the shutter angle.)
Setting the
viewfinder
Notes
Settings
Menu items
VF Setting
This function is not available on the following settings.
• System frequency is 50 or 59.94.
• “Setting” in “S&Q Motion” of the Camera menu is set to
“On.”
• “Setting” in “Slow Shutter” of the Camera menu is set to
“On.”
• Recording format is set to SStP SR-SQ 444/SStP SR-Lite
422/SStP SR-SQ 422.
• During playback or displaying thumbnail.
Peaking
Setting
On / Off
Setting the peaking
function
Peaking Type
Normal / Color
Turns the peaking function on/off.
Selects the peaking type.
Normal: Normal peaking.
Color: Color peaking.
Frequency
Normal / High
Selects the peaking frequency from “Normal” (normal
frequency) or “High” (high frequency).
Normal Peaking Level
0 to 99 (50)
Sets the normal peaking level.
Color
B&W / Red / Yellow / Blue
Selects the color of the peaking signal when “Peaking Type”
is set to “Color.”
Color Peaking Level
0 to 99 (50)
Sets the color peaking level.
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VF
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Marker
Setting
Turns all marker indications on the viewfinder on/off.
All / VF / SDI/HDMI / Off
Setting the marker
indications
Sets the marker color.
Color
White / Yellow / Cyan / Green /
Magenta / Red / Blue
Settings
Zebra
Setting the zebra
pattern
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Center Marker
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Off
Selects the center marker type when displaying the center
marker. Select “Off” to turn off the center marker.
Safety Zone
On / Off
Turns the safety zone marker on/off.
Safety Area
80% / 90% / 92.5% / 95%
Selects the size (ratio to the entire screen) of the safety zone
marker.
Aspect Marker
Line / Mask / Off
Selects the aspect marker.
Line: To show white lines
Mask: To lower the video signal level of areas outside the
marker range.
Off: To not display.
Aspect Select
4:3 / 13:9 / 14:9 / 15:9 / 16:9 /
17:9 / 1.66:1 / 1.85:1 / 2.35:1 /
2.4:1
Select the ratio of the aspect marker.
Aspect Mask
0 to 15 (12)
When “Aspect Marker” is set to “Mask,” select the brightness
of images outside the aspect marker.
Aspect Safety Zone
On / Off
Turns the aspect safety zone marker on/off.
Aspect Safety Area
80% / 90% / 92.5% / 95%
Selects the size (ratio to the entire screen) of the aspect safety
zone marker.
User Box
On / Off
Turns the box cursor indication on/off.
User Box Width
3 to 479 (240)
Sets the width of the rectangle for the user box.
User Box Height
3 to 269 (135)
Sets the height of the rectangle for the user box.
User Box H Position
–476 to 476 (0)
Sets the horizontal position of the user box.
User Box V Position
–266 to 266 (0)
Sets the vertical position of the user box.
100% Marker
On / Off
Turns 100% marker on/off.
Setting
On / Off
Turns the zebra function on/off.
Zebra Select
1 / 2 / Both
Select the zebra pattern(s) (Zebra 1, Zebra 2, or both of Zebra
1 and Zebra 2) to be displayed.
Zebra1 Level
50% to 107% (70%)
Sets the display level of zebra 1.
Zebra1 Aperture Level
1% to 20% (10%)
Sets the aperture level of zebra 1.
Zebra2 Level
52% to 109% (100%)
Sets the display level of zebra 2.
Setup Menu List
VF
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Display On/Off Setting
Turns all the indications of the viewfinder GUI on/off.
On / Off
Selecting the items
to be displayed
Shutter Setting
On / Off
Selects the item to be displayed on the viewfinder.
ND Filter Position
On / Off
Gain Setting
On / Off
Rec/Play Status
On / Off
Color Temp.
On / Off
Frame Rate
On / Off
Battery Remain
On / Off
Notes
• “Video Signal Monitor” is available only when the HD
signal can be output from SDI (Sub), “4K/2K to HD Conv.”
in “Output Setting” of the Video menu is set to “Letter
Box,” and “Aspect” in “VF Setting” of the VF menu is set
to “Auto” or “Full.”
• For the Waveform display of Video Signal Monitor, there is
the scale at 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of the video
level.
• Video Signal Monitor is not displayed on the viewfinder
when outputting a video signal that is different from the
signal of SDI (Sub) to the viewfinder.
Timecode
On / Off
Audio Level Meter
On / Off
Settings
Media Status
On / Off
Focus Position
Meter / Feet / Off
Iris Position
On / Off
Zoom Position
On / Off
AE Mode
On / Off
White Balance Mode
On / Off
SDI Rec Control
On / Off
Rec Format
On / Off
Gamma
On / Off
Timecode Lock
On / Off
Wi-Fi Condition
On / Off
Video Signal Monitor
Off / Waveform / Vector /
Histogram
Clip Name
On / Off
Focus Assist Indicator
On / Off
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VF
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Focus Area Marker
On / Off
Clip Number
On / Off
Notice Message
On / Off
TC/UB Menu
TC/UB
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Timecode
Mode
Preset (Ext-Lk) / Int Regen
Selects the timecode mode.
Preset: To start the timecode from the specified value
Regen (regeneration): To start the timecode by continuing the
timecode of the previous clip.
Run
Rec Run / Free Run
Rec Run: To advance the timecode during recording only.
Free Run: The timecode keeps advancing regardless of the
state of recording.
Setting
Sets the timecode to a desired value.
SET: Sets the value.
Reset
Execute / Cancel
Resets the timecode to 00:00:00:00.
Execute: Execute this function.
TC Format
DF / NDF
Selects the timecode format.
DF: Drop frame
NDF: Non drop frame
Display Select
Timecode / Duration
Switches the time data indication.
Setting the
timecode
Settings
TC Display
Setting the time
data indication
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Setup Menu List
Recording Menu
Recording
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Picture Cache Setting
On / Off
Rec
Setting the Picture
Cache Rec
Cache Rec Time
function
0-2sec / 2-4sec / 4-6sec /
6-8sec / 8-10sec / 13-15sec
MPEG2 Proxy
Setting the
MPEG2 proxy
function
(PMW-F55 only)
Rec Control
Sets the accumulated time to the picture cache memory
(going back time when starting cache rec).
(This setting is locked to “0-2sec” when “Format” in “Rec
Format” of the System menu is set to “XAVC 4096 × 2160P”/
XAVC 3840 × 2160P.” “8-10sec” and “13-15sec” cannot be
selected when “Format” in “Rec Format” of the System menu
is set to “XAVC 2048 × 1080P”/“XAVC 1920 × 1080P.”)
Setting
On / Off
Turns the MPEG2 proxy function on/off.
(This setting is available only when “Frequency” in “System
Setting” of the System menu is set to “29.97”/“25”/“23.98”
and “Format” in “Rec Format” of the System menu is set to
“XAVC 4096 × 2160P”/“XAVC 3840 × 2160P,” or
“Frequency” in “System Setting” of the System menu is set
to “29.97” and “Format” in “Rec Format” of the System
menu is set to “SStP SR-SQ 444”/“SStP SR-SQ 422.”)
Setting
SxS & AXS / AXS
Selects the recording target (only external recording (AXS
memory), or both external recording (AXS memory) and
recording to an SxS memory card in the camcorder) when
“Main Operation” in “Base Setting” of the System menu is set
to “RAW.”
Settings
Setting the
recording control
function
Turns the Picture Cache Rec function on/off. (This setting is
available only when “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” of
the System menu is set to “YPbPr” or “RGB.”)
Note
Recording is not performed if the AXS memory disables
recording even if “SxS & AXS” is set.
SDI Rec
Control
Setting
Off / On
Turns on/off this function that controls recording/stop
recording of the external device by the SDI output signal.
Setting the SDI
recording control
function
Setup Menu List
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Media Menu
This menu is not available when the media is not loaded.
Media
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Update Media
Media (A)
Execute / Cancel
Updates the managerial file on the SxS memory card in the
slot A.
Execute: Updates the file.
Media (B)
Execute / Cancel
Updates the managerial file on the SxS memory card in the
slot B.
Execute: Updates the file.
AXS Memory
Execute / Cancel
Updates the managerial file on the AXS memory card.
Execute: Updates the file.
Media (A)
Execute / Cancel
Formats the SxS memory card in the slot A.
Execute: Executes format.
Media (B)
Execute / Cancel
Formats the SxS memory card in the slot B.
Execute: Executes format.
SD card
Execute / Cancel
Formats the SD card.
Execute: Executes format.
AXS Memory
Execute / Cancel
Formats the AXS memory card.
Execute: Executes format.
Mode
Cam ID + Reel# / Title
Sets the naming mode for the clip name.
Cam ID + Reel#: Camera ID + Reel Number + Shot Number
+ date + random string
Title: Any string that is set in “Title Prefix” + clip number
Camera ID
A to Z
Sets the camera ID when “Mode” is set to “Cam ID + Reel#.”
Reel Number
001 to 999
Sets the numeric portion of the Reel Number when “Mode” is
set to “Cam ID + Reel#.”
Camera Position
C/L/R
Sets the first character part of the Shot Number when “Mode”
is set to “Cam ID + Reel#.”
Title Prefix
Sets the title part of the clip name when “Mode” is set to
“Title.”
(Default setting is the unique ID for the model. Unique ID for
the model: Lower three digits of the serial number.)
(Input characters on the character input screen (page 54).
Number Set
0001 to 9999
Sets the number part of the clip name when “Mode” is set to
“Title.”
Updating a
memory
Format Media
Formatting a
memory
Clip Naming
Settings
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Setting for the clip
name
Setup Menu List
File Menu
File
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
All File
Load SD Card
Setting for the All
file
Save SD card
Loads the All file from the SD card that is inserted into the
SD card slot.
Stores the All file onto the SD card that is inserted into the SD
card slot.
File ID
Names the All file.
Scene File
Recall Internal Memory
Loads the Scene file from the internal memory.
Setting for the Scene
file (This setting is
available only when
“Shooting Mode” in
“Base Setting” of the
System menu is set
to “Custom.”)
Store Internal Memory
Stores the Scene file on the internal memory.
Load SD Card
Loads the file from the sub memory card.
Stores the file on the sub memory card.
File ID
Names the Scene file.
User Menu
Item
Load SD Card
Loads the User Menu Item file from the SD card that is
inserted into the SD card slot.
Setting for the
User Menu Item
file
Save SD Card
Stores the User Menu Item file onto the SD card that is
inserted into the SD card slot.
File ID
Names the User Menu Item file.
User Gamma
Current Settings
Setting for user
gamma file
Displays the name of the current user gamma file on the
internal memory.
Load SD Card
Loads the gamma table data (user gamma file) on an SD card
that is made by user, to the internal memory.
When using the user gamma file that is created on
CvpFileEditorTM V4.2, store the file on the following
directory of an SD card.
PRIVATE\SONY\PRO\CAMERA\HD_CAM
Reset
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / All
Default value
1: 709 (800%)
2: S-Log2
3: 709 (800%)
4: 709 (800%)
5: 709 (800%)
Resets the user gamma file on the internal memory to the
default value.
1 to 5: Selected file
All: All files
Current Settings
Displays 6 user LUT names that are registered in the internal
memory.
Load SD card
1/2/3/4/5/6
Loads the LUT data that is created by user on an SD card
(user LUT file) to the internal memory.
The user LUT file that is created on RAW Viewer is stored on
the following directory of an SD card.
PRIVATE\SONY\PRO\CAMERA\PMWF55_F5
Reset
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / All
Resets the user LUT data in the internal memory to the
default value of “709(800%).”
1 to 6: Selected file
All: All data
Monitor LUT
Setting for monitor
LUT file
Setup Menu List
Settings
Save SD Card
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File
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Monitor 3D
LUT
Current Settings
Displays the current user Monitor 3D LUT name in the
internal memory.
Setting for monitor
3D LUT file
Load SD card
1/2/3/4
Loads the 3D LUT data that is created by the user on an SD
card (user 3D LUT file) to the internal memory.
The camcorder can import the CUBE file (*.cube) of 17 or 33
lattices that is created by RAW Viewer or BMD’s Da Vinci
Resolve*.
* Checked on Resolve V9.0 and V10.0.
When creating the CUBE file, set “Input” to “SGamut3.Cine/S-Log3” and “Format” to “Resolve” (when
creating by RAW Viewer).
Store the created user 3D LUT file on the following directory
of an SD card.
PRIVATE\SONY\PRO\CAMERA\PMWF55_F5
Reset
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / All
Settings
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Setup Menu List
Resets the user 3D LUT data in the internal memory to the
default value of “LC-709.”
1 to 4: Selected file
All: All data
File
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Lens File
Recall Internal Memory
Setting for the lens
file
(This setting is
available only
when “Shooting
Mode” in “Base
Setting” of the
System menu is set
to “Custom.”)
Store Internal Memory
Stores the lens file on the internal memory.
Load SD Card
Loads the lens file from the sub memory card.
Loads the lens file from the internal memory.
Save SD Card
Stores the lens file on the sub memory card.
File ID
Names the lens file.
File Source
Displays the selected file number.
Clear Lens Offset
Execute / Cancel
Clear the lens file.
Execute: Execute clearing.
Lens Auto Recall
Off / On (Lens Name) /
On (Serial Number)
Sets whether to load the corresponding lens file automatically
when the lens can be specified by lens communication.
Note
This function is available only when supplying power to the
lens. (This function is not available after attaching/detaching
the lens during supplying power to the lens.)
Displays the serial number of the lens that is attached to the
camcorder, for lenses compatible with lens communication.
Lens Name
Displays the lens model name when it can be obtained by lens
communication.
Lens Manufacturer
Displays the lens manufacturer name when it can be obtained
by lens communication.
Lens Center H
–40 to +40 (±0)
Sets the horizontal position of the center marker to the lens
file.
Lens Center V
–40 to +40 (±0)
Sets the vertical position of the center marker to the lens file.
Flare R
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the user adjusting value of the R flare correction that is
caused by the lens to the lens file.
Flare G
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the user adjusting value of the G flare correction that is
caused by the lens to the lens file.
Flare B
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the user adjusting value of the B flare correction that is
caused by the lens to the lens file.
White Offset R
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the R ch correction value of the white balance offset by
lens to the lens file.
White Offset B
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the B ch correction value of the white balance offset by
lens to the lens file.
Shading Ch Select
Red / Green / Blue
Selects the channel for the white shading correction that is
caused by the lens.
Shading H SAW
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the Saw white shading correction value (caused by the
lens) of the selected channel by “Shading Ch Select” and
horizontal direction to the lens file.
Shading H PARA
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the Para white shading correction value (caused by the
lens) of the selected channel by “Shading Ch Select” and
horizontal direction to the lens file.
Shading V SAW
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the Saw white shading correction value (caused by the
lens) of the selected channel by “Shading Ch Select” and
vertical direction to the lens file.
Shading V PARA
–99 to +99 (±0)
Sets the Para white shading correction value (caused by the
lens) of the selected channel by “Shading Ch Select” and
vertical direction to the lens file.
Setup Menu List
Settings
Lens Serial Number
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Maintenance Menu
Maintenance
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
APR
APR
Execute / Cancel
Executes APR (Auto Pixel Restoration: auto adjusting of the
image sensor).
Setting
On / Off
Turns the test signal on/off.
Executing APR
Test Saw
Setting the test
signal output
Camera Config RM Common Memory
On / Off
Sharing settings
when connecting
the remote control
unit
Sets whether to share the settings of when connecting the
remote control unit and using the camcorder alone.
Note
This item cannot be selected when connecting the remote
control unit.
HD/2K Bandwidth
Wide / Narrow
Sets the video bandwidth of the HD/2K signal.
Wide: Wide bandwidth
Narrow: Narrow bandwidth
Note
Settings
This setting is for the HD/2K recording signal or HD/2K output
signal when shooting while “Imager Scan Mode” is set to
“Normal,” or the HD/2K output signal when playing the clip of
XAVC 4096 × 2160/XAVC 3840 × 2160 or AXS memory (this
setting is also applied to the viewfinder output signal).
System Menu
System
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Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
System
Setting
Frequency
59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 24 /
23.98
Selects the system frequency.
Base Setting
Shooting Mode
Custom / Cine EI
Selects the shooting mode.
Main Operation
YPbPr / RGB / RAW
Sets the operation mode for recording mainly.
(When “Shooting Mode” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu is set to “Custom,” “YPbPr” or “RGB” can be selected.)
Color Space
S-Gamut/SLog2 /
S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3 /
S-Gamut3/SLog3 /
Matrix
Sets the color space.
(When “Shooting Mode” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu is set to “Custom,” “Matrix” can be selected. When
“Shooting Mode” in “Base Setting” of the System menu is set
to “Cine EI,” “S-Gamut/SLog2,” “S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3,” or
“S-Gamut3/SLog3” can be selected.)
Imager Scan Mode
Normal / 2K Full / 2K Center
Sets the reading mode of the imager.
Normal: Shoots with 4K Super 35 mm size for normal recording.
Shoots with 2K size for frame rate that is faster than 60P.
2K Full: Shoots with 2K Super 35 mm size.
2K Center: Shoots with the size equivalent to the Super 16
mm (center area of Super 35 mm).
Setup Menu List
System
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Rec Format
Format
XAVC 4096 × 2160P (PMWF55 only)
XAVC 3840 × 2160P (PMWF55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
MPEG 1280 × 720P
SStP SR-SQ 444
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
Setting the
recording format
Sets the video format to be recorded on the SxS memory card.
The settable format for recording differs depending on the
setting of “Frequency” in “System Setting” of the System
menu and “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” of the System
menu.
When system frequency is set to 59.94 or 50
Recording format
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
MPEG 1280 × 720P
Main Operation
YPbPr
RGB
RAW*
a
a
a
a
a
a
–
–
a
a
a
–
–
–
a
a
a
–
When system frequency is set to 29.97, 25, or 23.98
Recording format
a
a
a
a
a
–
a
a
–
–
a
a
a
a
–
–
–
–
a
a
a
–
–
–
Settings
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ 444
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
Main Operation
YPbPr
RGB
RAW*
When system frequency is set to 24
Recording format
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ 444
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
Main Operation
YPbPr
RGB
RAW*
a
a
–
a
a
–
a
a
–
–
–
a
–
–
–
* “Rec Control” of the Recording menu needs to be set to
“SxS&AXS.”
Genlock
Setting Genlock
operation
Reference
Internal / External (HD) /
External (SD)
Displays the genlock status. When genlocked, the signal type
is displayed.
Internal: Not genlocked.
External (HD): Genlocked by the HD signal.
External (SD): Genlocked by the SD signal.
Setup Menu List
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System
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Assignable
Button
Settings
<1> to <4>, Lens RET
Off / Marker / Zebra / Peaking /
Display / Video Signal Monitor
Assigning
/ VF Mode / Rec / S&Q Motion
functions to the
/ Picture Cache Rec / Rec
assignable buttons
Review / High/Low Key
Assign a function to the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 buttons and RET
button on the lens.
Marker: Turns the center marker, safety zone, aspect marker,
and guide frame functions on/off as a group.
Zebra: Turns the zebra function on/off.
Peaking: Turns the peaking function on/off.
Display: Turns the indications of status/setting on the monitor
on/off.
Video Signal Monitor: Switches the waveform indication
(Off/Waveform/Vector/Histogram) for the output signal from
SDI (Sub).
VF Mode: Switches between color and mono display on the
viewfinder.
Rec: Executes the start/stop recording. (The lamp of the
ASSIGN button lights up while recording.)
S&Q Motion: Turns the Slow & Quick motion function on/
off.
Picture Cache Rec: Turn the Picture Cache Rec function on/
off.
Rec Review: Performs Rec Review.
High/Low Key: Switches between High Key (monitoring
display for high key blown-out highlights), Low Key
(monitoring display for low key clipped blacks), and Off
(normal display).
Switch/Lamp
Rec Lamp
On / Off
Turns the Rec lamp on/off.
Lock Switch Setting
without Rec Button / with
Rec Button
Sets whether to include the Rec button on the buttons that are
locked by the LOCK switch.
(When the Rec function is assigned to the assignable button,
the button is treated as the Rec button.)
Menu Dial Scroll
Normal / Loop
Selects the scroll method for the menu operation.
Menu Dial Direction
Normal / Reverse
Selects the scroll direction for the menu operation.
Set Key on Thumbnail
Pause / Play
Sets the behavior when pressing the MENU dial while
selecting a thumbnail.
Setting
Auto / Minimum / Off in Rec
Sets the fan control mode of the camcorder and AXS recorder
that is connected to the camcorder.
Setting for the
switch/lamp
Fan Control
Setting the fan
control mode
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Setup Menu List
System
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
Battery Alarm
Near End:Info Battery
5% to 100% (in steps of 5%)
Sets the battery level at which the low battery warning is
generated.
End:Info Battery
0% to 5%
Sets the battery level at which the battery empty warning is
generated.
Setting for the
battery
Near End:Sony Battery
Sets the battery level at which the low battery warning is
11.5V to 17V (in steps of 0.1V) generated.
End:Sony Battery
11.0V to 11.5V (in steps of
0.1V)
Sets the battery level at which the battery empty warning is
generated.
Near End:Other Battery
Sets the battery level at which the low battery warning is
11.5V to 17V (11.8V) (in steps generated.
of 0.1V)
End:Other Battery
Sets the battery level at which the battery empty warning is
11.0V to 14V (in steps of 0.1V) generated.
Detected Battery
Displays the type of power supply.
Sony Info Battery / Sony
Battery / Other Battery / DC IN
DC Low Voltage1
11.5V to 17.0V
Sets the DC IN voltage at which the low input voltage
warning is generated.
Setting the
warning of the
input voltage
DC Low Voltage2
11.0V to 14.0V
Sets the DC IN voltage at which the lack of any input voltage
warning is generated.
Language
Select
Selects the language for menus and messages.
Selecting the
language for
menus and
messages
Clock Set
Setting the built-in
clock
English /
Settings
DC Voltage
Alarm
Time Zone
Sets the time-zone difference from UTC in steps of 30
UTC –12:00 Kwajalein to UTC minutes.
+14:00
Date Mode
YYMMDD / MMDDYY /
DDMMYY
Selects the display mode of the date.
YYMMDD: In sequence of year, month, day
MMDDYY: In sequence of month, day, year
DDMMYY: In sequence of day, month, year
12H/24H
12H / 24H
Selects the display mode of time.
12H: 12-hour mode
24H: 24-hour mode
Date
Sets the current date.
SET: Sets the date.
Time
Sets the current time.
SET: Sets the time.
Hours Meter
Hours(System)
Displays the non-resettable accumulated time of use.
Displaying the
hours meter
Hours(Reset)
Displays the resettable accumulated time of use.
Reset
Execute / Cancel
Resets the “Hours(Reset)” value to 0.
Execute: Execute resetting.
Setup Menu List
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System
Menu items
Sub items and setting values Contents
AXS Recorder Chunk
Setting for the
AXS recorder
Note
This item cannot
be selected when
the AXS recorder
(AXS-R5) is not
attached.
This setting is for dividing the clip to the specified size while
recording on the AXS memory card.
Version
Displays the software version of AXS-R5.
Hours Meter (System)
Displays the non-resettable accumulated time of use for AXSR5.
Hours Meter (Reset)
Displays the resettable accumulated time of use for AXS-R5.
Reset Hours Meter
Execute / Cancel
Resets the “Hours Meter (Reset)” value to 0.
Execute: Executes resetting.
User Name
Basic
(admin)
Authentication
Set a desired user name in 1 to 31 alphanumeric characters.
Setting for the
basic
authentication of
the network
Password
(pmw-f5 or pmw-f55)
Sets a password in 1 to 31 alphanumeric characters.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Enable / Disable
Select whether to enable or disable Wi-Fi connection.
SSID & Password
Displays the SSID and password of the camcorder.
Wi-Fi Direct Connection
Execute / Cancel
Starts connecting process by the Wi-Fi Direct function.
Execute: Executing.
Client
Displays the status of the connected client device (device
name or Mac address).
IP Address
10.0.0.1
Displays the IP address.
Subnet Mask
255.255.0.0
Displays the subnet mask.
MAC Address
Display the MAC address.
Regenerate Password
Execute / Cancel
Regenerates the password.
Execute: Executing.
Reset
Execute/Cancel
Resets the camcorder to the factory status.
Execute: Executes resetting.
Number
Vx.xx
Displays the current software version of the camcorder.
Version Up
Execute / Cancel
Upgrades the camcorder.
Execute: Executes.
Setting for Wi-Fi
connection
Settings
All Reset
Resetting to the
factory status
Version
Showing the
version of this
camcorder
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Off / 16GB / 8GB / 4GB
Setup Menu List
External Devices Connection
Connecting External Monitors and Recording Devices
To display recording/playback pictures on an
external monitor, select the output signal and use
an appropriate cable for the monitor to be
connected.
An output signal from the camcorder can be
recorded when a recording device is connected.
The same status information and menus can be
displayed on the external monitor as those on the
viewfinder screen.
According to the signal fed to the monitor, set
“Output Display” (page 72) in the Video menu to
“On.”
SDI OUT connector (BNC type)
HDMI OUT connector (Type A connector)
Set the on/off setting of the output, and output
format in the Video menu (page 70).
Use a commercially available HDMI cable for
connection.
TEST OUT connector (BNC type)
Use a commercially available BNC cable for
connection.
DC OUT connector (4-pin)
Supplies DC 12 V power to an accessory when
the power switch is set to ON.
You can output the REC Tally signal and input
the REC Trigger signal through the DC OUT
connector.
Set the on/off setting of the output, and output
format in the Video menu (page 70).
Use a commercially available 75-ohm coaxial
cable for connection.
Note
4-pin, Female
To start synchronized recording on an external
device
With SDI signal output selected, synchronized
recording is possible by feeding a REC trigger
signal to an external recording device connected
via the SDI OUT connector. To enable
synchronized recording, set “SDI Rec Control”
(page 77) in the Recording menu to “On.”
Note
When a connected external device does not correspond
to a REC trigger signal, the device cannot be operated.
- External View -
No. Signal
I/O
Specification
1
2
UNREG GND
REC TALLY
–
OUT
3
REC TRIGGER
IN
4
UNREG +12 V
OUT
OUT
GND for UNREG
Open Collector
output (Max. 50 mA)
Low: REC
Open or +5 V dc:
Normal
GND: Active (REC)
+11 V to 17 V dc
output
Connecting External Monitors and Recording Devices
External Devices Connection
Be sure to ground between the camcorder and external
device before turning the power on. (We recommend to
turn on the camcorder and external device after
connecting a 75-ohm coaxial cable.)
When connecting an external device to the camcorder
while the camcorder is turned on, connect the external
device after connecting a 75-ohm coaxial cable to the
external device.
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To check the connection to the camcorder
Operating Clips With a
Computer
1
A message prompting you to confirm that
you wish to enable the USB connection is
displayed on the viewfinder screen.
To use the ExpressCard slot of a
computer
Note
This message will not be displayed while another
confirmation message or in-progress message (e.g.,
for formatting or restoring of an SxS memory card)
is shown on the screen. It appears when formatting
or restoration has completed. The message is also
not displayed while the screen for the detailed
information of a clip is shown on the screen. It
appears when an operation on the screen for the
detailed information of a clip is completed or you
return to the thumbnail screen.
If the computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/
34 or ExpressCard/54 slot, you can directly insert
the SxS memory card containing clips recorded
with this camcorder and access the files.
Notes
• The SxS Device Driver Software must be installed on
your computer.
• Operation is not guaranteed with all computers.
For support information for the driver, visit the
following URL:
http://www.sony.net/SxS-Support/
With a Windows computer, check that a
Removable Disk appears in My Computer. This
indicates normal status.
With a Macintosh computer, an icon is displayed
on the menu bar.
To connect with a USB cable
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When you connect the camcorder or the SBACUS20 SxS Memory Card USB Reader/Writer
(optional) using a USB cable, the memory card in
the slot is acknowledged as an extended drive by
the computer.
When two memory cards are mounted in this
camcorder, they are acknowledged as two
independent extended drives by the computer.
Set the power switch to ON to turn on
the camcorder.
2
Select “Execute” by turning the MENU
dial.
3
With Windows, check that the memory
card is displayed as a removable disk in
My Computer.
With Macintosh, check that a “NO
NAME” or “Untitled” folder was
created on the desktop. (The Macintosh
folder name can be changed.)
Notes
• The following operations must be avoided when the
ACCESS lamp is lit in red.
—Turning the power off or disconnecting the power
cord
—Removing the SxS memory card
—Disconnecting the USB cable
• When removing an SxS memory card from a
Macintosh, do not select “Card Power Off” from the
SxS memory card icon displayed on the menu bar.
• Operation is not guaranteed with all computers.
Note
The camcorder does not work on the bus power from the
computer. Supply the operating power.
Operating Clips With a Computer
Using a nonlinear editing system
For a nonlinear editing system, optional editing
software that corresponds to the recording
formats used with this camcorder is required.
Store the clips to be edited on the HDD of your
computer in advance, using the dedicated
application software.
External Synchronization
When multiple units of the camcorder are used in
the same shooting location, synchronized
recording can be made with a specific reference
signal, and the timecode can be matched among
all the units.
Aligning the phase of the video signal
(Genlock)
Genlock operation is enabled by supplying a
reference signal to the GENLOCK IN connector
(page 15) of the camcorder.
Valid reference signals depend on the system
frequency setting.
Valid reference
signal
59.94P
1920 × 1080 59.94i
720 × 486 59.94i
1920 × 1080 59.94i
720 × 486 59.94i
1920 × 1080 50i
720 × 576 50i
1920 × 1080 50i
720 × 576 50i
1920 × 1080 59.94i
720 × 486 59.94i
1920 × 1080 50i
720 × 576 50i
1920 × 1080 48i
(24PsF)
1920 × 1080 47.95i
(23.98PsF)
59.94i
50P
50i
29.97P
25P
24P
23.98P
You can check the genlock status on “Reference”
in “Genlock” (page 83) of the System menu.
Notes
• If the reference signal is unstable, genlock is not
possible.
• The subcarrier is not synchronized.
Set the unit that supplies the timecode to a mode
in which the timecode output keeps advancing
(Free Run mode).
1
Set “Timecode” in the TC/UB menu as
follows:
Mode: Preset (Ext-Lk)
Run: Free Run
2
Confirm that the TC IN/OUT switch
(page 15) is set to IN, then supply an HD
or SD reference video signal to the
GENLOCK IN connector (page 15) and
the reference timecode to the TC
connector (page 15).
The built-in timecode generator of your
camcorder locks to the reference timecode, and
the message “Ext-Lk” is displayed on the screen.
About 10 seconds after locking, even if the
reference timecode from the external device is
disconnected, the external lock will be kept.
Notes
• Check that the reference timecode and the reference
video signal are in a phase relation that complies with
the SMPTE timecode standards.
• When you finish the above procedure, the timecode is
immediately synchronized with the external timecode,
and the time data indication will show the value of the
external timecode. However, wait for a few seconds
until the timecode generator stabilizes before
recording.
• If the frequency of the reference video signal and the
frame frequency are not the same, a lock cannot be
acquired, and the camcorder will not operate properly.
In such a case, the timecode will not be correctly
locked to the external timecode.
• When the connection is removed, the timecode
advance may shift one frame per hour with respect to
the reference timecode.
External Devices Connection
System frequency
Synchronizing the timecode of your
camcorder with that of another unit
To release the external timecode
synchronization
Change the “Timecode” setting in the TC/UB
menu.
External synchronization is also released when
you start recording in a special recording mode.
External Synchronization
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Appendices
Important Notes on Operation
Use and Storage
Do not subject the unit to severe shock
The internal mechanism may be damaged or the
body warped.
Do not cover the unit while operating
Putting a cloth, for example, over the unit can
cause excessive internal heat build-up.
After use
Always set the power switch to OFF.
Before storing the unit for a long period
Remove the battery pack.
Do not leave the camcorder with the lenses
facing the sun
Direct sunlight can enter through the lenses, be
focused in the camcorder, and cause fire.
Shipping
• Remove the memory cards before transporting
the unit.
• If sending the unit by truck, ship, air or other
transportation service, pack it in the shipping
carton of the unit.
Care of the unit
Appendices
If the body of the unit is dirty, clean it with a soft,
dry cloth. In extreme cases, use a cloth steeped in
a little neutral detergent, then wipe dry. Do not
use organic solvents such as alcohol or thinner, as
these may cause discoloration or other damage to
the finish of the unit.
In the event of operating problems
If you should experience problems with the unit,
contact your Sony dealer.
Note about the battery terminal
The battery terminal of this unit (the connector for
battery packs and AC adaptors) is a consumable
part.
Power may not be supplied to the unit properly if
the pins of the battery terminal are bent or
deformed by shock or vibrations, or if they
become corroded due to prolonged outdoor use.
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Important Notes on Operation
Periodic inspections are recommended to keep
the unit working properly and to prolong its
usable lifetime.
Contact a Sony service or sales representative for
more information about inspections.
Use and storage locations
Store in a level, ventilated place. Avoid using or
storing the unit in the following places:
• In excessive heat or cold (operating temperature
range: 0ºC to 40ºC or 32ºF to 104ºF)
Remember that in summer in warm climates the
temperature inside a car with the windows
closed can easily exceed 50ºC (122ºF).
• In damp or dusty locations
• Locations where the unit may be exposed to rain
• Locations subject to violent vibration
• Near strong magnetic fields
• Close to radio or TV transmitters producing
strong electromagnetic fields.
• In direct sunlight or close to heaters for
extended periods
To prevent electromagnetic interference from
portable communications devices
The use of portable telephones and other
communications devices near this unit can result
in malfunctions and interference with audio and
video signals.
It is recommended that the portable
communications devices near this unit be
powered off.
Note on laser beams
Laser beams may damage the CMOS image
sensors. If you shoot a scene that includes a laser
beam, be careful not to let the laser beam be
directed into the lens of the camcorder.
About the LCD monitor
• Do not leave the LCD monitor facing direct
sunlight, as this may damage the LCD monitor.
• Do not press/swipe the LCD monitor forcefully,
or leave objects on the LCD monitor, as it may
cause a malfunction, such as picture
irregularity, etc.
• The LCD monitor may become warm in use.
This is not a malfunction.
About the stuck pixels
The LCD panel fitted to this unit is manufactured
with high precision technology, giving a
functioning pixel ratio of at least 99.99%. Thus a
very small proportion of pixels may be “stuck”,
either always off (black), always on (red, green,
or blue), or flashing. In addition, over a long
period of use, because of the physical
characteristics of the liquid crystal display, such
“stuck” pixels may appear spontaneously. These
problems are not a malfunction, and will not be
recorded on recording media.
Phenomena specific to CMOS image
sensors
The following phenomena that may appear in
images are specific to CMOS (Complementary
Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensors.
They do not indicate malfunctions.
Flash band (PMW-F5 only)
The luminance at the top and bottom of the screen
may change when shooting a flashlight beam or a
light source that quickly flashes.
Flicker (PMW-F5 only)
Shooting under the lights of a discharge lamp
such as a fluorescent lamp, sodium-vapor lamp,
mercury-vapor lamp, etc., may cause flickering,
color change, or vertical stripes.
Note on the display
• Pictures on the viewfinder screen may be
distorted by the following operations:
—Changing the video format
—Starting playback from the Thumbnail
screen
• When you change the eye direction in the
viewfinder, you may see primary colors red,
green, and blue, but this is not a defect of the
camcorder. These primary colors are not
recorded on any recording media.
Fragmentation
If pictures cannot be recorded/reproduced
properly, try formatting the recording medium.
While repeating picture recording/playback with
a certain recording medium for an extended
period, files in the medium may be fragmented,
disabling proper recording/storage. In such a
case, make a backup of clips in the medium then
perform formatting of the medium using “Format
Media” (page 78) in the Media menu.
Appendices
White flecks
Although the CMOS image sensors are produced
with high-precision technologies, fine white
flecks may be generated on the screen in rare
cases, caused by cosmic rays, etc.
This is related to the principle of CMOS image
sensors and is not a malfunction.
Focal plane (PMW-F5 only)
Owing to the characteristics of the pickup
elements (CMOS sensors) for reading video
signals, subjects that quickly move across the
screen may appear slightly skewed.
The white flecks especially tend to be seen in the
following cases:
• when operating at a high environmental
temperature
• when you have raised the master gain
(sensitivity)
• when operating in Slow-Shutter mode
Aliasing
When fine patterns, stripes, or lines are shot, they
may appear jagged or flicker.
Important Notes on Operation
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Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Video Formats and Output Signals
Tip
When using the 1.3× or 2× anamorphic lens, set “Aspect” in “VF Setting” (page 73) of the VF menu to “Anamo ×1.3”
or “Anamo ×2” to output the normal image without distortion from the SDI OUT (Sub), HDMI OUT, and TEST OUT
connectors.
Output formats for the SDI OUT connector
Serial digital signals from the SDI OUT connector are output depending on the settings of the setup menu
and format of the clip being played.
When outputting one type of SDI output by using the SDI OUT 1 to 4 connectors while “Main Operation”
in “Base Setting” is set to “YPbPr” (PMW-F55 only)
The “Frequency” setting The “Format” setting
in “System Setting” of
in “Rec format” of the
the System menu
System menu
59.94/50
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
29.97/25/23.98
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
Appendices
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
24
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XAVC 4096 × 2160P
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Output format
SDI (Main)
4096 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division
59.94P/50P 3.0G
4096 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division
59.94P/50P 3.0G
3840 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division
59.94P/50P 3.0G
3840 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division
59.94P/50P 3.0G
3840 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division
59.94P/50P 3.0G
3840 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division
59.94P/50P 3.0G
4096 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division
29.97P/25P/23.98P 1.5G
4096 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division
29.97P/25P/23.98P 3.0G (SDI 1/2 only)
3840 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division
29.97P/25P/23.98P 1.5G
3840 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division
29.97P/25P/23.98P 3.0G (SDI 1/2 only)
3840 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division
29.97P/25P/23.98P 1.5G
3840 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division
29.97P/25P/23.98P 3.0G (SDI 1/2 only)
4096 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division 24P 1.5G
4096 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division 24P 3.0G
(SDI 1/2 only)
3840 × 2160 YPbPr Square Division 24P 1.5G
3840 × 2160 YPbPr 2-Sample Interleave Division 24P 3.0G
(SDI 1/2 only)
When outputting two types of SDI output by using the SDI OUT 1/2 (MAIN) and SDI OUT 3/4 (SUB)
connectors while “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” is set to “YPbPr”
The “Frequency” setting The “Format” setting
in “System Setting” of
in “Rec format” of the
the System menu
System menu
59.94/50
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
MPEG 1280 × 720P
SDI (Main)
SDI (Sub)
2048 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/
50P 3.0G
50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/
50P 3.0G
50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
50i 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/
50P 3.0G
50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
50i 1.5G
2048 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/
50P 3.0G
50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 270M*
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/
50P 3.0G
50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 270M*
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
50i 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 270M*
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/
50P 3.0G
50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 270M*
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 1.5G
50i 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 270M*
1280 × 720 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1280 × 720 YPbPr 59.94P/
50P 1.5G
50P 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr 59.94i/
50i 270M*
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Appendices
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
Output format
93
The “Frequency” setting The “Format” setting
in “System Setting” of
in “Rec format” of the
the System menu
System menu
29.97/25
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
Output format
SDI (Main)
2048 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
2048 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
24
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
SStP SR-SQ/Lite 422
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
2048 × 1080 YPbPr 24PsF
1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 24PsF
1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 24PsF
1.5G
2048 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
SStP SR-SQ/Lite 422
23.98
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
SStP SR-SQ/Lite 422
Appendices
94
SDI (Sub)
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 270M
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 270M
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
720 × 486/576 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 270M
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 24PsF
1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr 24PsF
1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
* Cannot be selected when “Shooting Mode” in “Base Setting” of the System menu is set to “Cine EI.”
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
When outputting two types of SDI output by using the SDI OUT 1/2 (MAIN) and SDI OUT 3/4 (SUB)
connectors while “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” is set to “RGB”
The “Frequency” setting The “Format” setting
in “System Setting” of
in “Rec format” of the
the System menu
System menu
59.94/50
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
29.97/25
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
24
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
SStP SR-SQ444
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ444
23.98
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
SStP SR-SQ444
Output format
SDI (Main)
2048 × 1080 RGB
59.94P/50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
59.94P/50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
59.94P/50P 3.0G
2048 × 1080 RGB
29.97PsF/25PsF 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
29.97PsF/25PsF 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
29.97PsF/25PsF 3.0G
2048 × 1080 RGB
24PsF 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
24PsF 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
24PsF 3.0G
2048 × 1080 RGB
23.98PsF 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
23.98PsF 3.0G
1920 × 1080 RGB
23.98PsF 3.0G
SDI (Sub)
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
59.94P/50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
59.94i/50i 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
59.94i/50i 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
59.94P/50P 3.0G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
59.94i/50i 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
24PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
24PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
1920 × 1080 YPbPr
23.98PsF 1.5G
Appendices
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
95
Output formats from the HDMI OUT connector
Serial digital signals from the HDMI OUT connector are output depending on the settings of the setup
menu and format of the clip being played.
When the output format of SDI (MAIN) is 4096 × 2160P or 3480 × 2160P (PMW-F55 only)
The “Frequency”
setting in “System
Setting” of the System
menu
The “SDI (Main)”
setting in “Output
Format” of the Video
menu
59.94/50
4096 × 2160P Square
3840 × 2160P Square
4096 × 2160P 2SI
3840 × 2160P 2SI
29.97/25
4096 × 2160P Square
3840 × 2160P Square
4096 × 2160P 2SI
3840 × 2160P 2SI
24/23.98
4096 × 2160P Square
3840 × 2160P Square
4096 × 2160P 2SI
3840 × 2160P 2SI
Appendices
96
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Output format
1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
4096 × 2160 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
3840 × 2160 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/25PsF
4096 × 2160 29.97P/25P
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/25PsF
3840 × 2160 29.97P/25P
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/25PsF
1920 × 1080 24P/23.98P
4096 × 2160 24P/23.98P
1920 × 1080 24P/23.98P
3840 × 2160 24P/23.98P
1920 × 1080 24P/23.98P
When the output format of SDI (MAIN) is less than 2048 × 1080
The “Frequency” setting The “Format” setting
in “System Setting” of
in “Rec format” of the
the System menu
System menu
59.94/50
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080i
MPEG 1280 × 720P
29.97/25
24
23.98
1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
720 × 480/576 59.94P/50P
1280 × 720 59.94P/50P
720 × 480/576 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/25PsF
1920 × 1080 24P
1920 × 1080 23.98P
Appendices
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
SStP SR-SQ 444
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
SStP SR-SQ 444
XAVC 4096 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 3840 × 2160P
(PMW-F55 only)
XAVC 2048 × 1080P
XAVC 1920 × 1080P
MPEG 1920 × 1080P
SStP SR-SQ 422
SStP SR-Lite 422
SStP SR-SQ 444
Output format
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
97
Output formats from the TEST OUT connector
Signals output from the TEST OUT connector are either the HD-Y, Composite, or HD SYNC signals
output from the SDI OUT connector/HDMI OUT connector.
The output signal differs depending on the setting of setup menu or output format setting of SDI (Main)/
SDI (Sub).
The “Frequency” setting
Output format of SDI Output format of SDI
in “System Setting” of
(Main)
(Sub)
the System menu
59.94/50
4096 × 2160 59.94P/50P
(PMW-F55 only)
3840 × 2160 59.94P/50P
(PMW-F55 only)
2048 × 1080 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
×
HD SYNC
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P
HD SYNC
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
HD Y
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
Composite
720 × 486/576 59.94i/50i
HD SYNC
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/
25PsF
1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i
720 × 486/576 59.94i/50i
29.97/25
24
23.98
Appendices
98
4096 × 2160 29.97P/25P
(PMW-F55 only)
3840 × 2160 29.97P/25P
(PMW-F55 only)
2048 × 1080 29.97PsF/
25PsF
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/
25PsF
4096 × 2160 24P
(PMW-F55 only)
2048 × 1080 24PsF
1920 × 1080 24PsF
4096 × 2160 23.98P
(PMW-F55 only)
3840 × 2160 23.98P
(PMW-F55 only)
2048 × 1080 23.98PsF
1920 × 1080 23.98PsF
Formats and Limitations of Outputs
Output format
×
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/
25PsF
720 × 486/576 29.97PsF/
25PsF
×
1920 × 1080 24PsF
×
1920 × 1080 23.98PsF
HD Y
1920 × 1080 29.97PsF/
25PsF
Composite
720 × 486/576 29.97PsF/
25PsF
HD SYNC
1920 × 1080 24PsF
HD Y
1920 × 1080 24PsF
HD SYNC
1920 × 1080 23.98PsF
HD Y
1920 × 1080 23.98PsF
Error/Warning Indications
The camcorder informs you of situations where warning, caution, or an operation check is required,
through messages on the viewfinder screen, the REC lamp, and a buzzer.
The buzzer is output to the built-in speaker or to the headphones connected via the headphone connector.
The message for prompting the APR function appears on the viewfinder screen if the image sensor is
defective when the camcorder is turned on, or if the auto adjustment for the image sensor (APR) has not
performed for a period of time. In this case, perform “APR” (page 82) by following the displayed
message.
Error Indications
The camcorder stops operation after the following indications.
Error indication on
LCD/viewfinder
Buzzer
REC
lamp
Cause and measures
E + Error code
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
The camcorder may be defective. Recording stops even if
zREC is displayed on the viewfinder screen.
Turn off the power and check the connected equipment, cables,
and media. If they are not defective, turn on the power again. If
the error persists, consult Sony service personnel.
(If power cannot be turned off by setting the power switch to
OFF, remove both the battery pack or the DC IN source.)
Warning Indications
When one of the following indications is generated, follow the message to resolve the problem.
Buzzer
REC
lamp
Cause and measures
Media Near Full
Intermittent
Flashing
Media Full
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
Battery Near End
Intermittent
Flashing
Battery End
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
Temperature High
Intermittent
Flashing
Voltage Low
Intermittent
Flashing
Free space on the SxS memory card has become insufficient.
Replace it with another at the earliest opportunity.
No space is left on the SxS memory card. Recording, clip
copying and clip division cannot be performed.
Replace it with another.
The battery power will be discharged soon.
Charge the battery pack at the earliest opportunity.
The battery pack is discharged. Recording cannot be
performed.
Stop operation and change the battery pack.
The internal temperature has risen above a safe operation
limit.
Suspend operation, turn off the power, and wait until the
temperature falls.
The DC IN voltage has become low (stage 1).
Check the power supply.
Error/Warning Indications
Appendices
Warning indication
on LCD/viewfinder
99
Warning indication
on LCD/viewfinder
Buzzer
REC
lamp
Cause and measures
Insufficient Voltage
Continuous
Rapidly
flashing
EXT. I/F Signal Error
–
–
The DC IN voltage is too low (stage 2). Recording cannot be
performed.
Connect another power source.
An error was detected with the signal in the mounting terminal
for an expansion unit.
Check the connection to the AXS-R5, etc.
Caution and Operation Confirmation Indications
The following caution and operation confirmation indication may be displayed on the center area of the
screen. In this case, please see the following table.
Indication
Cause and measures
Battery Error
Please Change Battery
Backup Battery End
Please Change
An error was detected with the battery pack.
Replace the battery pack with a normal one.
The remaining power of the backup battery is insufficient.
Replace the battery pack.
A partitioned memory card or one that contains recorded clips exceeding the
number permitted with this camcorder is loaded.
This card cannot be used with this camcorder. Remove it and load a compatible
card.
A card of a different file system or an unformatted card was inserted. It cannot
be used with this camcorder.
Replace it or format it with this camcorder.
An error occurred with the memory card. The card requires restoration.
Restore the card.
Unknown Media(A)1)
Please Change
Cannot Use Media(A)1)
Unsupported File System
Media Error
Media(A)1) Needs to be Restored
Media Error
Cannot Record to Media(A)1)
Media Error
Cannot Use Media(A)1)
Appendices
Media(A)1) Error
Recording Halted
Playback Halted
Media Reached Rewriting Limit
Change Media (A)1)
The memory card comes to the end of its service life. Make a backup copy and
replace the card with another one as soon as possible. Recording/playback may
not be performed properly if you continue to use the card.
For details, refer to the operating instructions of the memory card.
Copying of All the MPEG2 Proxy is not completed because of the displayed
reason.
• The maximum number of clips is reached.
• There is a file with the same name.
• There is not enough capacity for copying.
Replace the Media.
Input AES/EBU is Invalid Emphasis Emphasis signal that is not compatible with the AES/EBU input is input.
The camcorder is compatible with 50u-15u Emphasis only.
Input AES/EBU is not Pro Use
Signal other than Professional Use is input to the AES/EBU input.
The camcorder is compatible with Professional Use only.
Fan Stopped
The fan in the camcorder has stopped.
Avoid use under high temperature conditions. Turn the camcorder off and
contact a Sony service representative.
Copy All MPEG2 Proxy
NG: Reached Clip Number Limit
NG: Same File Already Exists
NG: Not Enough Capacity
100
Recording cannot be done, because the memory card is defective.
Because playback may be possible, it is recommended to replace it with another
card after copying the clips, as required.
Neither recording nor playback can be done, because the memory card is
defective.
It cannot be operated with this camcorder. Replace it with another card.
Recording or playback stops, because an error occurred with the memory card.
If this frequently occurs, change the memory card.
Error/Warning Indications
Indication
Cause and measures
AXS Recorder Fan Stopped
The fan in the AXS-R5 that is connected to the camcorder has stopped.
Avoid use under high temperature conditions. Remove the AXS-R5 from the
camcorder and contact a Sony service representative.
The type of the connected lens does not match with the camcorder’s setting.
Check the “Lens Interface” setting of the Camera menu.
The auto adjusting of the image sensor (APR) has not been executed for a
certain period.
Execute APR by pressing the Menu dial.
The setting value of “Clip Naming” is reset because an incorrect All file is
loaded.
Save the All file again after setting the desired setting value.
Abnormal Lens Communication
Please Check “Lens IF” Setting
Please Execute APR
Invalid setting value was reset:
Media/Clip Naming/Camera
Position
Please save All File again
1) “Media(B)” for the card in slot B, “AXS Memory” for the AXS memory card.
Appendices
Error/Warning Indications
101
Licenses
MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio
License
ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN
CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY
MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE
MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING
VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED
MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED
WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER
APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2
PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS
AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250
STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER,
COLORADO 80206.
“PACKAGED MEDIA” means any storage
media storing MPEG-2 video information such as
DVD movie which are sold/distributed to general
consumers. Disc replicators or sellers of the
PACKAGED MEDIA need to obtain licenses for
their own business from MPEG LA. Please
contact MPEG LA for any further information.
MPEG LA. L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET,
SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206
http://www.mpegla.com
MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio
License
Appendices
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE
MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO
LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR
(i) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE
WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD
(“MPEG-4 VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii) DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS
ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN
A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM
A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED BY MPEG
LA TO PROVIDE MPEG-4 VIDEO.
102
Licenses
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE
IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING
THAT RELATING TO PROMOTIONAL,
INTERNAL AND COMMERCIAL USES AND
LICENSING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM
MPEG LA, LLC. SEE HTTP://
WWW.MPEGLA.COM
MPEG LA is offering licenses for
(i) manufacturing/sales of any storage media
storing MPEG-4 Visual video information
(ii) distribution/broadcasting of MPEG-4 Visual
video information in any manner (such as online
video distribution service, internet broadcasting,
TV broadcasting). Other usage of this product
may be required to obtain license from MPEGLA.
Please contact MPEG LA for any further
information. MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE
STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO
80206, http://www.mpegla.com
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right to have access to, modify, and redistribute
source code for these software programs under
the conditions of the GPL/LGPL.
The source code is provided on the internet. Use
the following URL and follow the download
instructions.
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search.html
We would prefer that you do not contact us about
the contents of the source code.
For the content of these licenses, see
“License1.pdf” in the “License” folder of the
supplied CD-ROM.
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and the software copyright holders, this product
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“License1.pdf” in the “License” folder of the
supplied CD-ROM.
Specifications
General
Power Requirements
DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption
PMW-F55
Approx. 25 W (body only, while
recording XAVC 4K 59.94P,
4K SDI: On)
PMW-F5
Approx. 24 W (body only, while
recording XAVC HD 59.94P,
HD-SDI: On)
Notes
• When connecting a device to the DC OUT
connector, use one with current
consumption of 1.8 A or less.
• When using the camcorder with peripheral
devices attached, make sure that the total
power consumption of the attached devices
is 60 W or less.
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Mass
Dimensions
See “Dimensions” on page 108.
Appendices
Approx. 2.2 kg (4 lb 14 oz) (without
lens, handle, audio box, and
accessories)
Battery Operating Time
PMW-F55
Approx. 150 min with BP-FL75
PMW-F5
Approx. 160 min with BP-FL75
Specifications
103
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC
AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Intra Profile
4K/QFHD: VBR, 600 Mbps max.
2K: VBR, 220 Mbps max.
HD: SMPTE RP2027 Class100
compliant
MPEG HD422
MPEG-2 Long GOP
HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps,
MPEG-2 422P@HL
SR SStP
MPEG-4 Simple Studio Profile
HD: SR-SQ 444, SR-SQ 422, SR-Lite
422
Recording Format (Audio)
LPCM 8CH (2CH recording/playback),
24-bit, 48-kHz
Recording Frame Rate
Appendices
104
PMW-F55
XAVC 4K: 4096 × 2160, 23.98P/24P/
25P/29.97P/50P/59.94P
XAVC QFHD: 3840 × 2160, 23.98P/
25P/29.97P/50P/59.94P
XAVC 2K: 2048 × 1080, 23.98P/24P/
25P/29.97P/50P/59.94P
XAVC HD: 1920 × 1080, 23.98P/25P/
29.97P/50P/59.94P
MPEG2 HD: 1920 × 1080, 50i/59.94i/
23.98P/25P/29.97P
MPEG2 HD: 1280 × 720, 50P/59.94P
SR-SStP: 1920 × 1080, 23.98P/24P/25P/
29.97P
PMW-F5
XAVC 2K: 2048 × 1080, 23.98P/24P/
25P/29.97P/50P/59.94P
XAVC HD: 1920 × 1080, 23.98P/25P/
29.97P/50P/59.94P
MPEG2 HD: 1920 × 1080, 50i/59.94i/
23.98P/25P/29.97P
SR-SStP: 1920 × 1080, 23.98P/24P/25P/
29.97P
Specifications
Recording/Playback Time
When SBS-32G1A is used
MPEG2 HD: Approx. 60 min
When SBS-64G1A is used
MPEG2 HD: Approx. 120 min
When SBP-32 is used
XAVC HD 23.98P: Approx. 36 min
XAVC HD 25P: Approx. 35 min
XAVC HD 29.97P: Approx. 30 min
SR-Lite 422 23.98P: Approx. 18 min
SR-Lite 422 25P: Approx. 17 min
SR-Lite 422 29.97P: Approx. 14 min
When SBP-64A is used
XAVC HD 23.98P: Approx. 72 min
XAVC HD 25P: Approx. 70 min
XAVC HD 29.97P: Approx. 60 min
SR-Lite 422 23.98P: Approx. 38 min
SR-Lite 422 25P: Approx. 36 min
SR-Lite 422 29.97P: Approx. 30 min
When SBP-64B is used
XAVC 4K 25P: Approx. 24 min
XAVC 4K 29.97P: Approx. 20 min
SR-SQ 422/444 23.98P: Approx. 18
min
SR-SQ 422/444 25P: Approx. 17 min
SR-SQ 422/444 29.97P: Approx. 14
min
When SBP-128B is used
XAVC 4K 23.98P: Approx. 52 min
XAVC 4K 25P: Approx. 50 min
XAVC 4K 29.97P: Approx. 40 min
SR-SQ 422/444 23.98P: Approx. 40
min
SR-SQ 422/444 25P: Approx. 38 min
SR-SQ 422/444 29.97P: Approx. 30
min
Note
These approximate recording/playback times
depend on operating conditions, available
memory, etc.
Camera Section
Shutter Angle
4.2° to 359.7° (electronic shutter)
Imaging Device
Slow Shutter (SLS)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8-frame accumulation
PMW-F55
Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip
CMOS with the frame image scan
function
PMW-F5
Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip
CMOS
Slow & Quick Motion Function
XAVC 4K/QFHD: 1P to 60P
XAVC 2K/HD: 1P to 180P
White Balance
Preset (3200K, 4300K, 5500K),
Memory
Imaging Device (Pixel Count)
11.6 M (total), 8.9 M (effective)
Gain
Built-in Filters
Clear, 0.9 (1/8ND), 1.8 (1/64ND)
Gamma Curve
STD1, STD2, STD3, STD4, STD5,
STD6
HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG7, and HG8
S-Log2, S-Log3
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
PMW-F55
Video Gamma: T12@24p (3200K Light
source)
PMW-F5
Video Gamma: T14@24p (3200K Light
source)
ISO Sensitivity
PMW-F55
S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 1250 (D55 Light
source)
PMW-F5
S-Log2 Gamma: ISO 2000 (D55 Light
source)
Flange Focal Length
FZ mount (without supplied lens mount
adaptor)
Latitude
14-stop
S/N Ratio
57 dB (Video Gamma, Noise
Suppression: OFF)
Shutter Speed
1/24s to 1/6,000s (23.98P)
Input/Output
Audio Input
CH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 3-pin (female)
(×2), LINE / AES/EBU / MIC /
MIC+48V selectable
Video Output
TEST OUT: BNC (×1)
DC Input
XLR-type 4-pin (male), 11 V to 17 V
DC
DC Output
4-pin (×2), 11 V to 17 V DC (MAX
1.8 A) w/ battery adaptor
You can output the REC Tally signal and
input the REC Trigger signal through the
DC OUT connector.
Appendices
Lens Mount
PL mount (with supplied lens mount
adaptor)
–3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB
Note
When connecting a device to the DC OUT
connector, use one with current consumption
of 1.8 A or less.
SDI Output
BNC (×4)
3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425 Level-B
Specifications
105
HD SDI: SMPTE ST292 compliant
SD SDI: SMPTE-259M compliant
PMW-F55
HD mode:
SDI 1/2: Line Output
SDI 3/4: Monitor Output
4K mode:
SDI 1/2/3/4: Line Output
Display On/Off switchable
Package Configuration
Lens mount adaptor (1)
Battery adaptor (1)
Audio input connector (1)
Screws for the audio input connector (4)
Tape measure hook (1)
USB wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3 (1)
Before Using this Unit (1)
Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1)
PMW-F5
SDI 1/2: Line Output
SDI 3/4: Monitor Output
Timecode Input/Output
TC IN/OUT: BNC (×1) switchable
Genlock Input
BNC (×1)
Remote
8-pin (×1)
HDMI Output
A Type (×1)
USB
USB device, Mini-B (×1)
USB host, type-A (×1)
USB Wireless LAN Module Connector
USB host, type-A (×1)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (×1)
Appendices
Speaker Output
Monaural
Media
Type
ExpressCard/34 slot (×2)
SD card slot (×1)
106
Specifications
Software Downloads
When the unit is used with a PC connection,
download device drivers, plug-ins, and
application software, where applicable, from the
Sony Professional products web site.
Sony Professional products web site homepage:
U.S.A.
http://pro.sony.com
Canada
http://www.sonybiz.ca
Latin America http://sonypro-latin.com
Europe, Middle East and Africa
http://www.pro.sony.eu
Japan
http://www.sonybsc.com
Asia Pacific
http://pro.sony-asia.com
Korea
http://bp.sony.co.kr
China
http://pro.sony.com.cn
Although the data regarding recorded materials
are stored over multiple files and folders, you can
easily handle the clips without considering its
data and directory structure, by using the
dedicated application software.
Note
If you perform operations, such as copy, on clips on the
SxS memory card by using the Explorer (Windows) or
Finder (Macintosh), the subsidiary data contained by the
clips may not be maintained.
Optional Accessories
Appendices
PL mount wide angle zoom lens
SCL-P11X15
PL lens
SCL-PK6/F, PK6/M (set of 6 lenses, 20 mm/
25 mm/35 mm/50 mm/85 mm/135 mm)
SCL-PK3/F, PK3/M (set of 3 lenses, 20 mm/
25 mm/135 mm)
FZ mount power zoom lens
SCL-Z18X140
LCD color viewfinder
DVF-L350, DVF-L700
OLED color viewfinder
DVF-EL100
Microphone
ECM-680S (EC-0.5X5F3M), ECM-678,
ECM-674
Shoulder adaptor
VCT-FSA5
Battery pack
BP-FL75, BP-L80S
AC adaptor
AC-DN2B, AC-DN10
SxS memory card
SxS PRO+ Series
SxS PRO Series
SxS-1 Series
SD card
SDHC memory card, SD memory card
Portable memory recorder
AXS-R5
AXS memory card
AXS-512S24, AXS-A512S24, AXSA1TS24
SxS memory card USB reader/writer
SBAC-US20
AXS memory card reader
AXS-CR1
Remote control unit
RM-B170, RM-B750, CBK-DCB01
B4-FZ mount adapter
LA-FZB1, LA-FZB2
Optical 2K Filter
CBK-55F2K
Camera system adaptor
CA4000
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Specifications
107
Dimensions
Unit: mm (inches)
119.4 (4 3/4)
115.9 (4 5/8)
103.4 (4 1/8)
90.9 (3 5/8)
78.4 (3 1/8)
65.9 (2 5/8)
53.4 (2 1/8)
44.4 (1 3/4)
40.9 (1 5/8)
1/ in internal thread (body)
4
1/ in internal thread (handle)
4
1/ in internal thread (body)
4
28.4 (1 1/8)
57 (2 1/4)
15.9 (21/32)
112.5 (4 1/2)
52 (2 1/8)
1/ in internal thread (body)
4
73 (2 7/8)
130.7 (5 1/4)
3/ in internal thread (handle)
8
116.4 (4 5/8)
88.7 (3 1/2) 68.6 (2 3/4)
169.9 (6 3/4)
50 (2)
205.2 (8 1/8)
Appendices
3/ in internal thread
8
1/ in internal thread
4
38.9 (1 6/19)
51.4 (2 1/8)
63.9 (2 5/8)
76.4 (3 1/8)
88.9 (3 1/2)
101.4 (4)
108
Specifications
Notes
• Always make a test recording, and verify that
it was recorded successfully.
SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT
ON ACCOUNT OF FAILURE OF THIS
UNIT OR ITS RECORDING MEDIA,
EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEMS OR
ANY OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE
SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF
ANY TYPE.
• Always verify that the unit is operating
properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT
ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF
PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS
DUE TO FAILURE OF THIS UNIT,
EITHER DURING THE WARRANTY
PERIOD OR AFTER EXPIRATION OF
THE WARRANTY, OR FOR ANY OTHER
REASON WHATSOEVER.
Appendices
Specifications
109
Cueing up 39
Index
A
AC Adaptor 22
AC Power 23
ACCESS lamp 28, 30
All File 79
All Reset 86
Aperture 66
APR 82
Assignable Button 42, 84
AU/TC screen 52
Audio 39, 42
Audio Input 69
Audio Level 42, 69
Audio menu 69
Audio Output 69
Auto Exposure 61
AXS memory card 32
AXS Recorder 86
AXS-R5 31
B
Base Setting 82
Basic Authentication 86
Battery Alarm 85
Battery Pack 22
Black 58
Black Gamma 64
Built-in speaker 39
Appendices
110
C
Camera Config 82
Camera menu 57
CAMERA screen 51
Caution and Operation Confirmation
Indications 100
Clip 40, 47, 88
Clip name 40
Clip Naming 78
Clock 23
Clock Set 85
CMOS Image Sensors 91
Color Bars 63
Color space 27
Color temperature 41
Index
D
DC IN Power 23
DC Voltage Alarm 85
Detail 66
Display Clip Properties 48
Display On/Off 75
E
Electronic Shutter 41
Error Indications 99
ExpressCard slot 88
External Monitor 87
External Synchronization 89
F
False Color Display 44
Fan Control 84
File menu 79
FILE screen 52
Flange focal length 25
Flare 58
Flicker Reduce 63
Focus Magnifier 44
Format 29, 31, 32
Format Media 78
G
Gain 41, 59
Gamma 64
Genlock 83, 89
GENLOCK IN connector 89
H
HDMI OUT connector 87, 96
Headphones connector 39
Hours Meter 85
I
Image Inversion 63
K
Knee 65
L
S
Language 85
Lens 24
Lens File 81
Lens Interface 63
S&Q Motion 62
SBAC-US20 88
Scene File 79
SD memory card 30
SDHC memory card 30
SDI OUT connector 87, 92
SDI Rec Control 77
SEL/SET dial 50, 54
Sensitivity 41
Setting value file 30
Setup menu 54, 57
Shooting mode 26
Shutter 60
Simultaneously recording 44
Skin Detail 67
SLOT SELECT button 29
Slow & Quick Motion 43
Slow Shutter 61
Status screen 11, 18
Sub display 16, 50
Sub display setting items 51
Switch/Lamp 84
SxS Device Driver Software 88
SxS Memory Cards 28
System frequency 26
System menu 82
System Setting 82
M
Main recorded signal 26
Maintenance menu 82
Marker 74
Matrix 67
Media Full 29
Media menu 78
Media Near Full 29
MENU button 54
MENU dial 50, 54
Monitor 3D LUT 80
Monitor LUT 71, 79
MPEG2 Proxy 48, 77
Multi Matrix 68
N
ND Filter 10
Nonlinear editing 88
O
Offset White 58
OPTION button 47
Output Display 72
Output Format 70
Output Setting 70
Output signal 92
Paint menu 64
Peaking 73
Picture Cache Function 43
Picture Cache Rec 77
R
REC button 39
Rec Control 77
Rec Format 83
Rec Review 44
Recording menu 77
TC connector 89
TC Display 76
TC/UB menu 76
TEST OUT connector 87, 98
Test Saw 82
Thumbnail menu 47
Thumbnail screen 46
Time and date 23
Time Data 42
Time Zone 23
Timecode 42, 76, 89
Appendices
P
T
Index
111
U
Update Media 78
USB cable 88
USB wireless LAN module 34
User Gamma 79
User Menu 55
User Menu Item 79
UTC 23
V
Version 86
VF menu 73
VF Setting 73
Video format 92
Video menu 70
Viewfinder 19, 25
Viewfinder double speed drive function 45
W
Warning Indications 99
White 57
White balance 41
White Clip 65
Wi-Fi 86
Wi-Fi remote commander 35
Z
Zebra 74
Appendices
112
Index
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