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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER ....................................................................................................................... 3 WARRANTY ........................................................................................................................................... 3 CAUTIONS ............................................................................................................................................. 4 FIRST TIME USE ..................................................................................................................................... 5 CAMERA / HOUSING SETUP ................................................................................................................... 5 CONTROLS ........................................................................................................................................... 15 USE AND CHANGE OF THE COLOR CORRECTION FILTER ........................................................................ 20 USE AND CHANGE OF THE FLIP MACRO ................................................................................................ 20 USE OF OTHER DIOPTERS ..................................................................................................................... 20 USING THE SP44 DOME PORT .............................................................................................................. 20 CHANGING PORTS ............................................................................................................................... 21 CLEANING PORTS AND FILTERS ............................................................................................................ 22 OPTIONAL SUBMERSIBLE MICROPHONE .............................................................................................. 23 OPTIONAL WATER ALARM ................................................................................................................... 24 OPTIONAL HD‐SDI SURFACE FEED ........................................................................................................ 24 OPTIONAL EXTERNAL MONITOR .......................................................................................................... 25 LIGHTING SYSTEMS ............................................................................................................................. 26 HOUSING CARE AND MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................... 26 O‐RING CARE AND MAINTENANCE ....................................................................................................... 26 CUSTOMER SUPPORT .......................................................................................................................... 26 Gates Underwater Products, Inc
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Warranty Disclaimer
The Gates PMW-200 housing is a tool that, like any tool, requires knowledge and
understanding to be effective.
Your responsibility is to learn the proper setup, use and care of the PMW-200
product. Because we can only provide you with the information necessary to do so,
Gates does not warrant the contents of your housing (e.g. your camera and lenses)
under any circumstance.
Warranty
Warrantor
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Warranted Products All Gates manufactured housings, equipment and
accessories.
Duration

Housings and housing accessories: 2 years.

Seal Check unit: 1 year.

Optics (Dome and Flat ports):1 year or 100 hours salt water contact,
whichever comes first.

Lights: 90 days batteries; 1 year electronics; 2years materials /
workmanship.
What is covered Defects in materials or workmanship.
What is not covered

Gates does not warrant the contents of your housing (e.g. camera / lenses /
electronics) due to failure for any reason. Gates is not responsible for direct,
consequential or incidental damages of any nature.

Gates does not warrant optical performance or image quality.
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Gates does not warrant OEM or third party accessories.
Voided Warranty
This warranty if void:

If the product is damaged by misuse, abuse or improper packaging during
shipment;

If the product is repaired, serviced or modified by other than Gates or Gates
authorized agent;
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By failure to properly use and maintain the product in accordance with Gates
instructions.
If you have any questions about your Gates Warranty, or obtaining service, contact
Gates directly.
Cautions
 TRANSPORT. NEVER ship or transport your Sony camera inside the PMW-200
housing. The housing was not designed for this purpose and severe damage
may result.
 USER RESPONSIBILITY. This Setup, Use and Care guide contains important
detailed procedures for setup and use of PMW-200 . It is the user’s responsibility
to read, understand and employ these procedures. Failure to do so can result in
poor or non-operation of PMW-200 and may void your warranty.
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Gates Housing Setup and Use
Congratulations on owning a new Gates housing! You’ve selected a product that will
provide years of value and reliable service. This housing was custom designed for the
Sony PMW-200 camera as a rugged and transportable package. Please read through
this entire guide to familiarize yourself with the Gates PMW-200 housing. The following
setup guidelines will explain how to prepare and use your camera and housing so you’ll
get the best results from your imaging endeavors.
First Time Use
Every Gates housing is pressure tested before leaving the factory to ensure a watertight
seal. As a precaution, however, it’s a good idea to first use the housing without
your Sony PMW-200 inside. Rough or abusive handling during shipment could have
caused unnoticed damage after leaving the factory. In addition, you can get a good feel
for the use of an underwater housing without worrying about getting a good shot. You
can simply concentrate on the technique of holding the housing in position while fine
tuning your personal buoyancy.
After removing the housing from its shipping container, carefully inspect for any damage
that may have occurred during shipment. If you discover any then contact Gates or your
dealer immediately for assistance.
Gates does not warranty the contents of your housing (eg. your camera and lenses).
Therefore the appropriate insurance should be maintained by the user.
Camera / Housing setup
Preparing the PMW-200 Camera
Your Sony PMW-200 will need some preparation before installing into the housing.
 Remove the lens hood, cap and any external lenses/filters you may have added
to the front of the camera.
 Remove the eyepiece from the rear viewfinder. The release button is underneath
the eyepiece.
 Tighten the hand strap to its shortest position and tuck the ‘tail’ back into the hand
strap.
 CAUTION: Failure to perform this step may result in the hand strap becoming
caught in the housing seal and allow water intrusion.
 Display information. The PMW-200 camera must be set to display information
through the external monitor. This is done by entering the menu of the camera and
selecting as follows: MENUVIDEO SETSDI/HDMI/Video Out Super : ON
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 Microphone information. If you have the optional microphone installed, set the
camera as described in detail on page 21.
 Slide the manual focus ring to the forward position.
 Set Zoom to ‘Servo’. This switch is located at the base of the camera under the
lens.
 Install a memory card and charged battery.
Remove the eyepiece
from the viewfinder.
Slide manual focus ring
into the forward position.
Set the zoom switch to
‘Servo’.
Remove any caps,
lenses or filters from the
camera lens. Slide the
focus ring into the
forward position.
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Preparing the Housing
 Release the latches. Release the three stainless steel safety latches that secure
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the housing halves. They have a positive locking feature, so to open them you must
first depress the center bar release while lifting the rear lever.
Open the housing. Separate the rear half of housing from the front.
Remove the camera tray from the housing. The tray is released by rotating the
locking latches 90 degrees in opposite directions. Refer to the drawing below. Once
released, the tray will easily slide out of the housing.
Pull out controls on the left side of the front shell as far as they will go. Note that
controls will be addressed in greater detail in a subsequent section.
Pull out video and audio connectors (if applicable) and wrap to the side or top of
the housing out of the way for camera insertion.
To remove the camera
tray rotate the latches
90 degrees.
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Installing the PMW-200 Camera into the Housing
 Secure the camera to the tray with the thumbscrew. Tighten snugly but do not over
tighten. If necessary use a coin to tighten. The camera should be secure to the tray
with no play or movement.
 Position the camera to enter the housing but do not insert.
 Plug the mic connector (optional) into XLR channel 1 at this time. The connection
is found at the right side in front of the of the grip handle. Note that an adapter is
used between the 3.5mm mic plug and XLR connector.
 Carefully slide camera on its mount plate into the front housing half. You will
initially need to tilt camera clockwise so the camera’s LCD clears the housing. It
should insert without obstruction and mate with the alignment collar found just behind
the port opening. Be sure the mount tray latches are held to the sides of the tray
during insertion.
If there is obstruction, slide the camera back and look carefully for the obstruction. It
is most likely a control not fully retracted.
Secure camera to the tray
with the thumbscrew.
Pull out the controls on
the left side of the
housing.
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Tilt the viewfinder up
~10 degrees.
Position the camera
tray latches to the side
as shown.
If you have the microphone
installed, plug into the CH-1
connector.
Tilt camera and tray
clockwise so LCD will clear
housing.
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Slide the camera into the housing.
It should do so without obstruction
and mate with the alignment collar
behind the port opening.
 Secure the camera in the housing by locking the latches. They will have a positive
‘snap’ into position when rotated to the rear of the tray.
 Check controls. With the camera turned on and installed into the housing front,
press in each control and confirm proper operation (refer to the next section for more
detail on controls).

Tip: With the camera installed you can now get a good view inside the front
half of the housing and most controls. Use a flashlight if necessary to become
familiar with the operation and ‘feel’ of each control in their proper position prior to
closing the housing.
 Plug in the video connector if you are using an external monitor.
 Tilt the camera viewfinder for proper alignment with the viewfinder on the housing.
Tilt approximately 10 degrees, as shown in the photo.
 Connect the optional HD-SDI Surface Feed BNC connector to the HD-SDI video
out connector.
Secure the camera tray by rotating the
locking latches 90 degrees to the rear.
Push in all controls and verify
operation.
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Closing the housing
 Carefully inspect o-ring on back half and sealing surface on front half. Make sure
they are clean and in good condition.
 Pull out the Menu control on the left rear of the back shell.
 Mate the two halves of the housing. The housing halves should mate together
easily with no obstructions. If there are any obstructions, separate the halves and
identify the problem before trying again.
 Locate and close the two bottom latches at the same time, followed by the top latch.
 Caution: The safety latches must be closed and locked prior to use to avoid
opening underwater. It is your responsibility to make sure the latches are
secure, locked, and in good condition. DO NOT enter the water with a faulty
latch. Gates will replace a damaged or faulty latch free of charge.
 Check the Magnified Viewfinder alignment. With camera turned on verify the
camera viewfinder is aligned with the magnified viewfinder on the back shell.
 Caution: Keep the Magnified Viewfinder capped when not in use. Sunlight
entering the Magnified Viewfinder can damage the camera viewfinder.
Inspect the o-ring and
sealing surface before
closing.
The housing shells should mate
without obstruction.
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 Carefully inspect the parting line between front and rear housing. If this line is not
even all the way around, remove the back and determine the reason. (O-ring out of
place, hand strap interference, etc.) Failure To Do This May Result In A Wet
Camera!
 Tip:
A simple test of the main seal is to try and slip a piece of paper past the oring. A properly sealed housing will have no gaps through which the paper can pass.
 Tip:
The optional Seal Check accessory is an excellent tool to determine
housing integrity. Contact your Gates dealer for more information.
 Check the Power, Menu and Roller/Select controls to ensure proper operation.
 Perform a final check of all controls for the proper operation.
 Check the Port. It should be seated flush on the front bulkhead with no uneven
gaps. If the port is not seated properly, remove the port and re-install per directions
in a subsequent section of this document. Also check that the dot or indent on the
port is aligned with the dot on the housing.
Lock the side latches at the same
time, then the top latch.
Inspect that the parting line is even
and closed all the way around the
housing.
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Handle Adjustment
 Loosen the thumbscrew at the top of each handle and move forward or back for
optimal control access.
 Tighten the thumbscrews to secure the handle in position.
Foot Plate Installation

Remove the knurled brass retainer from the screw on the dovetail and slide
the dovetail onto the housing from back to front until fully seated. Replace the knurled
brass retainer to secure the foot plate.
Loosen the thumbscrew
to adjust the handle
forward and back for best
position.
Slide the foot onto the dovetail
and secure with the knurled
brass nut. Foot slides from
back to front.
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Buoyancy and Trim
The PMW-200 housing utilizes trim weights on the bottom of the housing for adjusting
buoyancy and trim to your liking. Please consult the table below for guidelines on how
to trim your system based on your configuration.
The weights can be removed for buoyancy adjustment or moved forward/aft for trim.
They can also be placed on the top accessory rails for further adjustment. To do so
simply loosen the thumbscrew and change the position of the weight to the most
suitable location. Be sure to tighten the trim weight snugly so it will remain secure to
the housing during use.
When adding lights, monitor or other accessory items the buoyancy / trim will change.
This requires removal and re-positioning of weights to keep system neutrally buoyant
and balanced.
SP44 and FP44 Ports
Monitor
PMW200 (all
weights in front
half of housing)
---
EM256
EM43
4# 7oz total: 3#
12oz outside &
11oz inside
--3# 15oz total: 3#
4oz outside &
11oz inside
SWP44/SWP44C Port
(weighs 2# in water)
Monitor
PMW200 (all
weights in front
half of housing)
---
3# 3oz total: 2# 8oz
outside & 11oz
inside
EM256
EM43
--2# 7oz total: 1#
12oz outside &
11oz inside
4 oz and 8 oz trim weights shown.
Add/remove as necessary to
achieve the buoyancy you seek.
Move forward/back and
top/bottom to achieve trim.
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Controls
Your Gates housing utilizes 100% mechanical controls to provide you with the most
reliable operation possible. They are all rotational in nature to provide smooth and
consistent operation. There are no batteries to change and require little maintenance
(see ‘Housing Care and Maintenance’ section).
The housing controls are designed by Gates engineers, to the extent possible, to feel
and behave like the camera controls. With time and use, the housing controls will
become quite familiar and you’ll find operating them requires similar skill as the actual
camera controls.
To help acquaint yourself with the housing controls, Gates recommends reviewing each
control individually, how it actuates the corresponding camera control, and operating it to
get a ‘feel’ for the control. You can view all front housing controls with the housing
open. After reviewing all controls, perform a ‘simulated’ dive by operating the controls as
you would in the water.
One final note about controls: when operating any control out of water, you may need to
press the control against the housing, into the position it would naturally find while under
water pressure. The controls are designed to operate properly in this position.
Zoom
Record / Standby
Flip Macro
Flip Filter
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Manual Iris
ND Filter
Assign
1/2/3/4
Manual Focus
Full Auto /
Picture Profile
Menu Roller
A/M Iris / Macro On / Off
A/M Focus
WB Set
Menu
Menu / Sel, Set / Cancel
Gain
Power On/Off
Water detector
Light (optional)
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Power
This control is green and located on the rear shell. Rotate it clockwise for on and
counterclockwise for off.
Record/Standby
The Record Standby control is red and operates by a counterclockwise motion on the
lever trigger. Press once to record, press again for Standby. You will ‘feel’ the
record/standby button on the camera actuate through the control as it is depressed.
This control will return to its neutral position automatically.
Zoom
The Zoom control, identified by a blue color, is operated by a slight rotation in either
direction.
Manual Iris
The Manual Iris control rotates the iris ring on the camera. Note the red lockout collar on
the control (refer to photo). With the pointer in the vertical position, the Manual Iris
control is ‘locked out’ from touching the iris ring of the camera. This is to prevent
damage to the camera when engaging auto iris.
To use the Manual Iris control be sure to set the camera into manual iris mode with the
Auto / Manual Iris control (see below). Then slightly retract the Lockout Collar and
Manual Iris knob, rotate 90 degrees in either direction, then push the control back in so
the guide pin on the Lockout Collar mates with the slot on the housing. The Manual Iris
control will now actuate the manual iris ring on the camera.
 Caution:
Ensure the camera is in NOT in ‘Full Auto’ mode, and manual iris is
engaged before releasing the Lockout Collar on the Manual Iris control. Failure to do so
may result in camera damage.
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Caution: The Manual Iris control must be locked out during power up/down of the
camera as the iris ring rotates during this action. Failure to do so may result in camera
damage.
Position the Lockout Collar here to
prevent contact with the manual iris
ring of the camera.
Position the Lockout Collar here to
use the Manual Iris control.
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Auto / Manual Iris and Macro On / Off
This control accesses two switches on the camera: the auto/manual iris and macro
on/off.
To actuate auto/manual iris switch, the control must be retracted and the knob pointer
positioned toward the top. Push the control back in so the guide pin on the knob mates
with the slot on the housing. You can now change between auto and manual iris modes.
To access the macro on/off switch, retract the control, rotate the pointer downward and
push in so the guide pin on the knob mates with the slot on the housing. You can now
change between macro and normal modes on the camera.
Neutral Density Filter
The ND Filter control moves the ND filter switch on the camera vertically to change from
ND off, ND 1 (1/8), and ND 2 (1/64).
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Caution: Use care when actuating the ND Filter control. Do not push hard or
force the slider. Failure to do so may result in camera damage.
Auto/Manual Focus
The A/M focus switch on the camera can be changed with this control. Refer to the
camera manual for specifics on operation of the camera in these modes including the
use of ‘manual focus assist’ features.

Tip: When shooting underwater, a common practice to set manual focus is to use
auto focus first. In auto focus mode, point the camera at the subject or an object of
equal distance from you, let the camera focus, then flip into manual. This will ‘freeze’ the
focus distance at that point.
Manual Focus
This control is found on the left front of the housing and rotates the focus ring on the
camera. Note that the camera must be in manual focus mode, as actuated by the
previous control.
Gain Presets
The Gain switch can be moved through all three positions (L-M-H).
 Caution:
Use care when mating the control with the toggle switch on the camera.
The control head must cup the toggle switch in order to move it between the (L-M-H)
positions.
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WB Set
Under the A/M Focus control is the WB Set. A short counterclockwise rotation actuates
the WB set button on the camera. Confirmation of WB set is seen in the viewfinder or
external monitor.
Picture Profile / Full Auto
The Picture Profile / Full Auto control is located on the rear of the housing. Rotate the
control to the desired function and press to activate.
When activating Picture Profiler, use the Menu controls to change and select a new
picture profile.
The pin/hole alignment is also a lockout feature. For example, if you are diving deep,
retract the control and rotate the pin away from the hole to prevent inadvertent
activation.
Menu
This control on the left rear of the housing allows access to the menu on the camera.
Use the pushbuttons to engage Menu / Sel, Set / Cancel, and the Roller to navigate the
menus.
Assign 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Rotate the control to the desired function and press to activate.
Color Filter
The Color Correction Filter control is found on the front of the housing. Rotation of the
trigger arm will move the filter in or out of position in front of the camera.
Flip Macro
Operation of this control is similar to the filter. Simple rotation will place it in and out of
the camera view.
Flip Filter
Flip Macro
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Use and change of the Color Correction Filter
The internal color correction filter is specially designed by UR
Pro to correct for color loss underwater. A “blue water” version
(orange in color) is provided standard with the PMW-200
housing, however a “green water” version (pink in color) is
available as an option.
Change the filter by
loosening this screw
with the 7/64 hex tool.
 Changing the filter is accomplished by loosening the
screw on the filter holder closest to the filter element using
a 7/64” hex tool. Remove the filter element gently while
stabilizing the filter holder. Reverse this process to install
new filter element.
 Cleaning. You will likely have fingerprints on the filter after
installing, so clean the filter according to the directions in
the “Cleaning Ports and Filters” section.
Use and change of the Flip Macro
The flip diopter allows convenient close up/macro imaging with a simple ‘flip’ of the
diopter element in front of the camera. You can change the diopter amongst the +1, +2
and +4 strengths provided with your kit and used with the FP44 flat port.
 Changing the diopter is nearly identical to the process for changing a filter (see
photo above). Loosen the screw on the diopter holder closest to the diopter element
using a 7/64” hex tool. Remove the diopter element gently while stabilizing the
holder arm.
 Installing a diopter is the reverse, however the diopter must be oriented with the
‘flat’ side closest to the camera and the convex side toward the port.
 Cleaning. Again, you will likely have fingerprints on the diopter after installing, so
clean the filter according to the directions in the “Cleaning Ports and Filters” section.
 Tip:
The flip diopter is designed for macro imaging with the camera partially or fully
zoomed to telephoto. At full wide angle you may see vignetting (cut off corners). This is
normal.
Use of other diopters
The PMW-200 housing can accommodate the use of diopters affixed to the camera body
in conjunction with the FP44 flat port. Depending on the manufacturer the diopters may
be stacked. Note that the color correction filter cannot be used in this configuration.
Using the SP44 Dome Port
To obtain the best image quality using the SP44 Dome Port, Gates recommends using
the +1 diopter in light conditions that requires a low f-stop (large iris), typically f5.6 or
lower. While the SP44 Dome Port is ideally placed with respect to the camera, the
optical interaction can result in minor image quality degradation. Use of the +1 diopter
restores full image sharpness in these conditions.
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Also be sure the PMW-200 camera is set with Macro Mode ‘ON’ at all times. This also
ensures the best image quality.
Align dot or indent on port and
housing.
Changing Ports
Gates offers several ports for your PMW-200 housing,
which attach with a bayonet-style mount. Port changes are
easy and straightforward:
 Removal. You will see alignment dots on the housing
and on the port. When aligned, the port is fully
engaged and ready for underwater use. Turning the
port 90 degrees or ¼ turn counterclockwise will release
the port, then gently pull the port directly away to
remove it.
 Inspect the o-ring. Before installing a new port, perform an inspection and
lubrication of the sealing o-ring. See the O-ring Care and Maintenance Guide for
specific details.
The seal o-ring should be
inspected and lubricated.
The buffer o-ring does not
require lubrication but it is
OK to do so.
 Installation. Mounting a different port is directly the opposite: Insert the port into
the front bulkhead of the housing with the alignment dot on the port facing right or
left. You may need to firmly push the port into the bulkhead to fully seat the port.
Then turn the port clockwise until the silver dot on the port aligns with the dot on the
housing. The port has a built in stop to prevent further rotation. Be sure the port is
fully seated and flush with the housing. You should see no gaps between the port
and the housing.
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 Caution: Perform a final check after installing a port to ensure it is flush with the
front bulkhead of the housing. If not, remove the port and reinstall. Failure to do so
may result in a wet camera.
Cleaning Ports and Filters
Gates ports can be cleaned readily by following these simple guidelines.
 Do not clean the surfaces if it is unnecessary.
 Dust or Lint can be blown with compressed air, preferably from a can.
 Salt deposits or sand may also be removed with compressed air. Use a soft lens
brush if necessary to brush away foreign material that remains.
 If necessary, rinse fresh water over the outside of the port to loosen any residual
salt or sand that may remain. Do this with the port sealed on your housing to keep
water away from the rear of the port.
 Only if necessary, clean the port using a mild glass cleaning solution and a nonabrasive, lint free cloth. Use light circular strokes when wiping away cleaning
solution and any foreign material. Excessive pressure used when cleaning dirty
lenses (e.g., rubbing sand into the lens surfaces) may damage coatings. Use a light
touch.
 Caution: Not all cloths are lint free and non-abrasive!
Use of an abrasive
material (such as cotton balls and cotton fabric) may scratch the glass and/or coating
of Gates ports and will void the warranty.
 Tip:
Gates offers approved cleaning solutions and lint free cloths as accessory
items. Use of these materials will not void your warranty.
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Optional Submersible Microphone
If you have the submersible microphone installed on your Gates housing, there are
special considerations for setting up your camera and connections to capture external
audio.
The PMW-200 cameras require the use of the XLR audio adapter. Plug
this into the CH-1 connector on the camera and then plug the
submersible microphone into this adapter. Be sure to fully engage the
connectors.
For more detailed information about these settings consult the PMWPMW-200 user manual.
 On the face of the Audio Panel set the switches as follows:
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AUDIO IN:
 Set both Ch1 and Ch2 to EXT
AUDIO SELECT
 Set to MAN to adjust audio volume manually.
 Set to AUTO to allow the camera to adjust volume automatically.
+48V must be set to ON for the channel in use by the microphone.
 Next, enter the MENU and make the following settings/adjustments.
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AUDIO SETAUDIO INPUTTRIM CH-1(Adjust to desired sensitivity)
AUDIO SETAUDIO INPUTTRIM CH-2(Adjust to desired sensitivity)
AUDIO SETAUDIO INPUTAGC LINK(Set to LINKED or UNLINKED as your
circumstance requires.)
AUDIO SETAUDIO INPUT1 KHz TONE OFF
AUDIO SETAUDIO INPUTWIND FILTER CH-1OFF
AUDIO SETAUDIO INPUTWIND FILTER CH-2OFF
AUDIO SETAUDIO INPUTEXT CH SELECTCH1/CH2 (to record sound to both
audio tracks. Set this to CH1 if you wish to record only to CH 1 audio track)
Set MIC to
‘MIC+48V’
Plug XLR
adapter into
CH-1 input.
Set AUDIO IN to EXT
Set AUDIO SELECT to manual if you wish to
adjust volume manually
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Optional Water Alarm
If your PMW-200 housing includes the optional water alarm, there are three alarm
conditions to watch for:
Condition
LED
Siren
New battery
(when inserted)
Bright intense blink while siren
plays.
Ascending tones played 4
times.
Water intrusion
Bright intense blink.
Grating warble sound. Alarm
will sound for duration of
detection
Low battery
Low intensity fast blink.
Descending tones played 8
times pausing approximately
20 seconds between plays
after alarm test or water
detection.
You can test the alarm anytime by shorting the detection contacts that lead to the water
alarm transducer. The water detection condition will activate for 6 seconds. If the
battery is low, the low battery condition will sound.
The water alarm requires a single 6V battery like Radio Shack model 23-469 or A544.
Your battery should be removed when stored (e.g. between dive trips). Check the
battery prior to every dive to ensure proper operation, and change when indicated. You
must wait a minimum of 30 seconds between battery insertions to allow unit to
fully discharge.
Optional HD-SDI Surface Feed
If your PMW-200 housing includes the optional HD-SDI Surface Feed, several
considerations are important.
 After inserting the PMW-200 camera into the front housing shell, connect the surface
feed BNC connector to the HD-SDI output.
 Be sure the HD-SDI or SD-SDI output is enabled.
MENU-->VIDEO SET-->SDI/HDMI/i.LINK/ I/O SELECT--> SD SDI *OR* HD-SDI
 NOTE ON OUTPUT LIMITATIONS. The PMW-200 camera provides simultaneous
output to the SDI and external EM43 monitor (via A/V output) ONLY. In HD-SDI
mode, the A/V output is disabled.
For more information refer to the section 'Formats and Limitations of Outputs' in the
Sony PMW-200 Operations Manual.
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Optional External Monitor
This section covers mounting of the optional monitor to the PMW-200 housing and
connection to the camera. Refer to the Setup, Use and Care guide for the monitor to be
used with the PMW-200 housing for other details. The Gates EM43 monitor is shown
here for reference.
Camera connection and setup
 Connect to the camera by plugging in the video cable located inside the housing.
The video cable will plug into the composite connector on the right side of the
camera.
 Verify operation. You can check proper operation at this time by plugging in the
monitor (see below) and turning on the camera. The camera must be setup to
display recording data and other information on the monitor by setting the following
menu selection:
MENUVIDEO SETSDI/HDMI/Video Out SuperON
Monitor mount and connection
 Slide the dovetail and monitor into the grooves on top of the housing and tighten in
place with the thumbscrews.
 Plug in the monitor cable to the housing bulkhead connector, which is found on the
right side of the housing.
 Caution:
If you are not using the monitor for any reason, do not plug the RCA
connector into the camera.
 Verify operation once again to ensure all is working properly prior to use in water.
Loosen the thumbscrews,
slide the monitor onto the
top rail, then tighten
gently to secure.
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Lighting Systems
Your housing comes ready to accept different lighting systems depending on your
requirements. If you purchased lighting systems from Gates you will find a separate
document to guide you through installation to your Gates PMW-200 housing. You can
also find it on Gates web site at www.GatesHousings.com.
Housing Care and Maintenance
Proper care of your Gates housing is important to provide you reliable operation and
long life. You’ll find all the guidelines in the “Housing Care and Maintenance” document
included with your Gates housing. You can also find it on Gates web site at
www.GatesHousings.com.
O-Ring Care and Maintenance
Your Gates housing has 2 serviceable o-rings. One is located between the mating
halves of the housing (the large orange one) and the other is located on each Port.
Servicing the o-rings is easy and covered in the “Housing Care and Maintenance”
document in this package. It can also be found on the Gates website at
www.gateshousings.com.
 Caution: Do not lubricate the large orange o-ring!
It is a special silicone oring and can be damaged by petroleum-based lubricants.
 Caution: Never use metal tools or objects for removing o-rings!
Customer Support
If you have any questions or require further assistance with your Gates housing, contact
your dealer or Gates directly and we’ll be happy to assist.
Email:
Phone:
Fax:
Customer.Srvc@GatesHousings.com
858-391-0052
858-391-0053
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