Panasonic AJ-PX230 Series User manual

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Series User manual

Understanding Scene files

V1.01E

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--- Table of contents ---

1. Understanding Scene files ............................................................................................................................................ 4

1. Selecting scene file .................................................................................................................................................. 5

1-1. Scene Files and their features ............................................................................................................................. 5

1-2. Table of Factory Default Settings ........................................................................................................................ 6

2. Expressing the texture of objects ............................................................................................................................ 8

2-1. Detail enhancement ............................................................................................................................................. 8

2-2. Basic settings for Detail ...................................................................................................................................... 10

2-3. Technical description : Detail ............................................................................................................................. 11

2-4. More advanced settings for Detail : Detail Coring, Skin Tone Detail .............................................................. 12

3. Expressing the gradation of a picture (Knee, Gamma) ....................................................................................... 15

3-1. Knee adjustment ................................................................................................................................................ 15

3-2. Technical description : Knee .............................................................................................................................. 16

3-3. KNEE APE control ............................................................................................................................................. 17

3-4. White Clip ............................................................................................................................................................ 17

3-5. Gamma adjustment ........................................................................................................................................... 18

3-6. Technical description : Gamma ......................................................................................................................... 21

3-7. DRS: Useful for shooting the scene with large contrast between bright and dark areas ............................. 22

4. Controlling the color (Chroma Level, Phase, Color Correction) ......................................................................... 23

4-1. Adjustments of Chroma Level (color saturation) and Chroma Phase (hue) .................................................. 23

4-2. Technical description: About color saturation and hue .................................................................................... 25

4-3. Color correction .................................................................................................................................................. 25

4-4. Using a preset color look : Matrix settings ........................................................................................................ 26

4-5. Adjustment of color temperature 1: Color Temp adjustment ........................................................................... 27

4-6. Adjustment of color temperature 2: R, B Gain control ..................................................................................... 28

5. Enhancing the level of expression for dark areas (Master Ped, RBG Black Control) ...................................... 29

5-1. Pedestal (Master Pedestal) adjustment ........................................................................................................... 29

5-2. Technical description : About Pedestal ............................................................................................................. 30

2. MENU settings

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1. Opening MENU ...................................................................................................................................................... 32

2. MENU structure ...................................................................................................................................................... 33

SCENE FILE menu ................................................................................................................................................... 34

SYSTEM MODE menu ............................................................................................................................................. 38

USER SW menu ....................................................................................................................................................... 38

SW MODE menu....................................................................................................................................................... 39

AUTO SW menu........................................................................................................................................................ 41

RECORDING SETUP menu .................................................................................................................................... 42

CLIP menu ................................................................................................................................................................. 45

AUDIO SETUP menu ............................................................................................................................................... 47

OUTPUT SEL menu ................................................................................................................................................. 49

USB SETUP menu .................................................................................................................................................... 49

DISPLAY SETUP menu ............................................................................................................................................ 50

CARD FUNCTIONS menu ....................................................................................................................................... 54

OTHER FUNCTIONS menu .................................................................................................................................... 55

MAINTENANCE screen ........................................................................................................................................... 55

DIAGNOSTIC screen ................................................................................................................................................ 55

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AREA SELECT menu (OPTION MENU) ................................................................................................................ 56

AWB PRE CONTROL menu (OPTION MENU) ..................................................................................................... 56

CAM REMOTE ADJ menu (OPTION MENU) ........................................................................................................ 56

LCD SUB BRIGHTNESS menu (OPTION MENU) ............................................................................................... 56

ENG SECURITY menu (OPTION MENU).............................................................................................................. 57

3. Understanding USER button operation

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1. USER button layout ............................................................................................................................................... 59

2. USER assignable functions ................................................................................................................................... 60

Revision history

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1. Selecting scene file

1-1. Scene Files and their features

In AJ-PX230, setting values for adjusting the image quality are preset in advance as Scene Files of six types.

With Main Menu [SCENE FILE] > [FILE SELECT], Suitable Scene Files for recording conditions or operator’s intended images can be called. Also, by assigning [SCENE FILE SEL] to one of the USER buttons, Scene files can rapidly recalled with it.

F1:

F2: FLUO.

F3: SPARK

F4: B-STR

Suitable for normal recording.

Gamma is “HD NORMAL” and the other parameters are factory default settings.

Suitable for recording where the characteristics of fluorescent lamps are taken into consideration

(e.g. shooting indoors).

Most of the parameters are equal to Normal but the MATRIX is for fluorescent lighting.

This is not particularly necessary under the fluorescent lighting close to the natural light.

But it is suitable for the recording conditions under which the color reproduction is poor due to blue-intense fluorescent lamps.

Suitable for recording in SD resolution with richer color level and sharper contrast.

The picture will be showy with vivid colors and give a bright impression.

Suitable for recording where the gradation is expanded on dark parts of the image (e.g. shooting a sunset scene).

This is effective if being used when dark parts are difficult to see or both bright and dark scenes need to be seen in detail in shooting at sunset, in the theater or at a wedding.

F5: CINE V

Suitable for movie-like recording where importance is placed on contrast.

This has the Gamma curve to make a movie-like picture using a video camera (V).

F6: CINE D

Suitable for movie-like recording where importance is placed on the Dynamic Range.

This Gamma gives priority to the Dynamic (D) Range and maintains the gradation that ranges evenly from low to high level.

If the post-production editing or the kinescope is planned, this can be selected because recording in this mode will make such post-processing easier and smoother. Also, it will create a unique atmosphere which is sometimes used as an effect.

* Even if the Scene File is changed, [SYSTEM MODE] will not be changed.

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1-2. Table of Factory Default Settings

F1:

AUTO

4

93.0%

85

0

0

ON

HD

0.45

-

-

-

-

OFF

1

32

ON

109%

0

0

OFF

1

OFF

0%

0

3200K

3200K

NORM 1

16

OFF sec

0

1

OFF

OFF

Menu items

VFR

SYNC SCAN TYPE

MASTER DTL

DTL CORING

SKIN TONE DTL A

SKIN TONE DTL B

SKIN TONE DTL C

CHROMA LEVEL

CHROMA PHASE

COLOR TEMP Ach

COLOR TEMP Bch

MATRIX

MASTER PED

GAMMA MODE SEL

MASTER GAMMA

F-REC DYNAMIC LVL

F-REC BLACK STR LVL

V-REC KNEE SLOPE

V-REC KNEE POINT

BLACK GAMMA

B.GAMMA RANGE

KNEE MODE

A.KNEE RESPONSE

KNEE MASTER POINT

KNEE MASTER SLOPE

KNEE MASTER SLOPE Rch

KNEE MASTER SLOPE Bch

HI-COLOR SW

HI-COLOR LVL

WHITE CLIP

WHITE CLIP LVL

Rch CLIP LVL

Bch CLIP LVL

DRS

DRS EFFECT DEPTH

OFF

0%

0

3200K

3200K

NORM2

16

OFF sec

4

3

OFF

OFF

HD

0.45

-

-

-4

2

-

-

AUTO

4

93.0%

85

0

0

ON

32

ON

109%

0

0

OFF

1

F2:FLUO. F3:SPARK F4:B-STR F5:CINE V F6:CINE D

OFF

0%

0

3200K

3200K

FLUO.

16

OFF sec

0

1

OFF

OFF

HD

0.45

-

-

-

-

OFF

1

AUTO

4

93.0%

85

0

0

ON

32

ON

109%

0

0

OFF

1

OFF

0%

0

3200K

3200K

NORM1

16

OFF sec

0

1

OFF

OFF

HD

0.45

-

-

AUTO

4

93.0%

85

0

6

2

-

-

0

ON

32

ON

109%

0

0

OFF

1

FILM LIKE3

0.45

-

-

-

-

OFF

1

AUTO

4

93.0%

85

0

0

ON

32

ON

109%

0

0

OFF

1

OFF sec

-8

1

OFF

OFF

OFF

-10%

0

3200K

3200K

CINE LIKE

16

FILM REC

0.45

600%

0%

-

-

OFF

1

AUTO

4

93.0%

85

0

0

ON

32

ON

109%

0

0

OFF

1

OFF sec

-8

1

OFF

OFF

OFF

-10%

0

3200K

3200K

CINE LIKE

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* Setting values of each Scene File can also be overwritten as you like and saved.

With Main Menu > [SCENE FILE] > [FILE SELECT], select one of Scene Files [F1] – [F6] and change any of [SCENE

FILE] Menu items. The current values of selected Scene File will be overwritten.

Further, with [SCENE FILE] > [LOAD/SAVE/INITIALIZE], execute [SAVE].

The overwritten values of selected Scene File will be saved in the memory of the camera.

Moreover, Scene Files [F1:] – [F6:] can be saved all together in an SD memory card.

(With [CARD FUNCTIONS] > [SCENE FILE], execute [SAVE].)

How to restore scene files to default settings

With [SCENE FILE] > [LOAD/SAVE/INITIALIZE], select [INITIALIZE].

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2. Expressing the texture of objects

2-1. Detail enhancement

When expressing the outline or surface texture of an object, faint reflection of light may be intensified or, to the contrary, the picture may look blurred. This is a phenomenon caused by the strength / weakness of Detail signal to intensify the video signal for the object’s outline. Adjustment of Detail signal can make the object’s luster or texture look more natural.

MASTER DTL: +31

MASTER DTL: -31

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For AJ-PX230 camera, the adjustment of Detail is usually made by setting MASTER DETAIL (intensity of the effect) and DETAIL CORING. DETAIL CORING is a function to set the level of signal (including noise) which suppresses the Detail effect.

For further information, please refer to “2-4. More advanced settings for Detail”.

On the other hand, as an advanced setting, DETAIL (both horizontal and vertical directions) and V DETAIL (vertical direction) are mainly used. Within a certain range of levels of outline signal, the adjustment can be made balancing the horizontal and vertical effects against each other.

If the setting value is set to a positive value, which is greater than the center value “0” (zero), that is, if the Detail level is increased, the edges of video signal will be intensified horizontally and vertically and the picture will look sharper with an enhanced outline of an object. To the contrary, if it is set to a negative value, that is, if the Detail level is decreased, the outline enhancement will be suppressed and the picture will look softer.

After the Detail is adjusted, if there is a noticeable difference in sense of resolution between the horizontal and vertical directions, use V DETAIL to make adjustments to the vertical Detail only.

VDTL HDTL

(Vertical Direction)

In this picture, the adjustment in the positive direction can make the eyes look clearer.

(Horizontal Direction)

In this picture, the adjustment in the positive direction can make the outline of the neck look sharper.

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2-2. Basic settings for Detail

General Settings: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] (Factory default settings underlined)

[MASTER DTL] -31 - - - 0 - - - 31

Adjusts the level of overall Detail effect.

[DTL CORING] 0 - - - 1 - - - 60

Sets the level of signal (including noise) that suppresses the Detail effect.

More Detailed Settings: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [DETAIL SETTING]

[DETAIL] ON / OFF

Selects whether to add the Detail or not.

[V.DTL LEVEL

-7 - - - 0 - - - 7

Sets the intensity of Detail level in the vertical direction.

[H.DTL FREQ.

-7 - - - 0 - - - 7

Sets the thickness of Detail in the horizontal direction.

[V.DTL FREQ.

0 - - - 1 - - - 2

Sets the thickness of Detail in the vertical direction.

[LEVEL DEPEND.

-7 - - - 0 - - - 7

When the Detail of luminance signal is intensified, the Details of darker areas are compressed.

If this setting value is larger, the Details of brighter areas will also be compressed.

[KNEE APELVL

0 - - - 2 - - - 5

Sets the Detail level of high-luminance areas (very bright areas).

[DTL GAIN

+

-31 - - - 0 - - - 31

Sets the Detail level in the positive (brightening) direction separately.

[DTL GAIN

-31 - - - 0 - - - 31

Sets the Detail level in the negative (darkening) direction separately.

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2-3. Technical description : Detail

This is an outline signal which is added to a video signal.

If the Detail level is increased, the edges of video signal will be intensified and outlines in the picture will look sharper.

If the Detail level is decreased, the edges of video signal will be weakened and the picture will look softer with its outline enhancement suppressed.

Black and white chart

Luminance signal level

Waveform for one line

Detail Level:

LOW

Time (1line)

Detail Level:

HIGH

Luminance signal with no

Detail signal added

Luminance signal with

Detail signal added

Difference of video image and waveform with different MASTER DETAIL settings

MASTER DETAIL +31 (Image is sharper)

Brightness

Detail level is fully increased

MASTER DETAIL

MASTER DETAIL -31 (Image is softer)

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2-4. More advanced settings for Detail : Detail Coring, Skin Tone Detail

Detail Coring

Outline compensation can be performed by adjusting the Detail, and enhanced outlines enable clear representation of images. But at the same time it may make a whole picture look coarse. This is because added Detail signal will also work on low-level signals including noise.

Detail Coring function can adjust the range of adding the Detail signal and reduce the noise caused by adjusting the

Detail.

Noise is a low-level signal. So, when the Detail Coring is set to a higher level than noise signals, the Detail signal will work only on high-brightness signals to be intensified, not on the noise. By this adjustment, the outline of an object will be enhanced and its texture will look the same while the increase of coarseness on the whole picture is suppressed.

In some cases, this adjustment of Detail range by Detail Coring is effective to reduce the noise that has become noticeable due to GAMMA setting. Moreover, with the Skin Detail turned ON, graininess of human skin color can be lowered and, also in representing the images of people, it is possible to make the texture look natural depending on the situation.

Idea of Detail Coring

Black and white chart

If the amount of Detail is increased, noise components will also be intensified.

Luminance signal level

Waveform for one line

Detail Level:

LOW

Time (1line)

Intensified noise components

Detail Level:

HIGH

Detail will not be added to the signal of a level within a range set up by

Detail Coring.

Range set up by

Detail Coring

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Skin Tone Detail

When there is grainy noise on human skin color areas, Skin Detail function can decrease the Detail of those areas to lower their graininess.

However, depending on the situation, setting the Skin Detail or Detail Coring may even affect natural light and shade, which characterize the human skin or the texture of an object, and, as a result, the natural representation may become impossible. So it needs to be checked every time this adjustment is made.

General Settings: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] (Factory default settings underlined)

[SKIN TONE DTL A], [SKIN TONE DTL ]B, [SKIN TONE DTL C]: ON / OFF for each

Select the type of skin color on which the Skin Tone Detail works. These three settings can be set either separately or in combination.

[SKIN TONE ZEBRA]: ON / OFF

Displays the zebra pattern on a selected skin color area. This zebra pattern indicates an area selected by

[SKIN TONE DTL SETTING].

More Advanced Settings: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [SKIN TONE DTL SETTING]

[DETECT TABLE

A / B / C

Selects the skin color table of the object to apply the Skin Tone table to.

[SKIN TONE GET

Acquires the color information of [A], [B] or [C] selected in [DETECT TABLE] from the area around the center marker.

By executing this menu, the data from [I CENTER] to [Q PHASE] are acquired automatically.

[SKIN DTL EFFECT

0 - - - 16 - - - 31

Sets the effect level of Skin Tone Detail.

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* Data acquired by [SKIN TONE GET]

When the color composition of video signal (R/G/B) is converted to color difference signal (R-Y/B-Y), it can be represented as the figure below. On this diagram, using the axes across Red-Cyan and Green-Magenta phases

(I axis and Q axis, respectively), set the following areas to apply Skin Tone.

[I CENTER

0 - - - 35 - - - 255

Sets the center position on the I axis (the area to apply Skin Tone).

[I WIDTH

0 - - - 55 - - - 255

Sets the area width to apply Skin Tone along the I axis with [I CENTER] as the center.

[Q WIDTH

0 - - - 10 - - - 90

Sets the area width to apply Skin Tone along the Q axis with [I CENTER] as the center.

[Q PHASE

-180 - - - 0 - - - 179

Sets the area phase to apply Skin Tone with the Q axis as a reference.

If some areas on the background, etc. are close to skin-colored, they will also look smoother after this function is used.

When the brightness is not enough, the effect may not be easily recognized. Also, if people are filmed in a reduced size, their faces may be blurred.

Q Axis

I Axis

Effect and adjustmet range of SKIN TONE DTL settings on vector scope

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3. Expressing the gradation of a picture (Knee, Gamma)

3-1. Knee adjustment

Due to the sunny weather or the lighting, “blown-out highlights” sometimes occur, where bright areas look completely white.

This is a phenomenon caused by the luminance signals that are out of the camera’s Dynamic Range (processing range). In order to put such high-brightness input signals within the Dynamic Range, Knee function can be used to compress the gradation. However, the color gradation is also compressed at the same time by this function. So, depending on the scene, the color may become lighter. In that case, setting [KNEE MASTER SLOPE Rch] and

[KNEE MASTER SLOPE Bch] will enable the adjustment of color.

KNEE MASTER POINT: 70%

KNEE MASTER POINT: 93%

KNEE MASTER POINT: 107%

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3-2. Technical description : Knee

Knee is a function to compress the luminance signal of a certain level or higher so that it can be output at a level of about less than 109% (white clip) in order to put the brightness of an object within the Dynamic Range.

Knee Point is a setting about which level to start the compression from. It is said that the brightness of human skin is about 85%, so professional video cameras are designed so that their settings can be set for the brightness of the same level as human skin or higher. That is, without affecting much the gradation expression of human skin, the gradation of brighter areas like clouds in the sky can be expressed well by using Knee.

Knee Slope indicates how much to be compressed, which means a slope of the brightness curve from Knee Point to the maximum of Dynamic Range. Generally, when a scene includes high-brightness areas, the Knee Point is set to a lower value to prevent blown-out highlights. On the other hand, when a scene does not include such areas, the

Knee Point is set to a higher value to prevent the gradation of middle-brightness areas from being compressed.

Output Signal Level

Knee Point

Knee Point: A point to start the

109%

100%

90%

80% compression

Knee Slope: A slope of the brightness from Knee Point to the maximum of

Dynamic Range

Knee Slope

Input Brightness Level

This is an example for explanation only and may be different from actual measurements.

Adjustment Items for Knee: Main Menu > [SCENE FILE] > [KNEE SETTING] (Factory default settings underlined)

[A.KNEE RESPONSE

1 - - - 4 - - - 8

Sets the response speed. A smaller setting value allows a faster response speed.

(* Enabled when KNEE

MODE is AUTO)

[KNEE MASTER POINT

70.0% - - - 93.0% - - - 107.0%

Sets the position of Knee Point in units of 0.5%. (* Enabled when KNEE MODE is MANUAL)

[KNEE MASTER SLOPE

0 - - - 85 - - - 99

Sets the slope of Knee. (* Enabled when KNEE MODE is MANUAL)

[KNEE MASTER SLOPE Rch

-31 - - - 0 - - - 31

Sets the Knee slope of Rch. (* Enabled when KNEE MODE is MANUAL)

[KNEE MASTER SLOPE Bch

-31 - - - 0 - - - 31

Sets the Knee slope of Bch. (* Enabled when KNEE MODE is MANUAL)

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3-3. KNEE APE control

When compressing highlight portions with KNEE control to avoid overexposed image (blown-out highlights), detail signal will also be compressed and it may cause softening in highlight areas. This can be compensated by using KNEE APE

LEVEL control.

Concept of detail compensation for highlight areas with KNEE APE LEVEL control

Waveform image

High

Detail signals added to highlight areas

Compressed gradations caused by Knee control, and detail signal

(= detail enhance level is LOW).

Detail signal enhanced by

Knee APE control.

MENU > SCENE FILE > (Factory default settings underlined)

[KNEE APE LEVEL

0 - - - 2 - - - 5

Sets enhancement level of detail signal for highlight areas

3-4. White Clip

Adjustment Items for White Clip:

Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [WHITE CLIP SETTING] (Factory default settings underlined)

[WHITE CLIP LVL

90% - - - 109% Sets the White Clip level.

[Rch CLIP LVL

-31 - - - 0 - - - 31 Sets the clip level of Rch against White Clip.

[Bch CLIP LVL

-31 - - - 0 - - - 31 Sets the clip level of Bch against White Clip.

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3-5. Gamma adjustment

There are cases where the color and contrast, which look natural to the eye, are not fully reproduced on the picture.

An effective way for these cases is to adjust the gradation of output signal. Select a suitable Gamma curve according to the scene. AJ-PX230 offers seven types of Gamma curves.

(Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [GAMMA MODE SEL])

HD:

This is a video Gamma characteristic for HD (High Definition).

This Gamma complies with the standards defined by ARIB, EBU, SMPTE, etc. Use this for the purpose of normal HD shooting.

SD:

Gain is increased for dark areas more than HD Gamma.

This Gamma curve can be used for shooting in SD mode, or for HD shooting that needs the same Gamma as used in SD shooting.

FILM LIKE 1:

Compared with HD Gamma, this has the characteristics by which the gradation of the highlights can be reproduced better. Using this Gamma curve which gently slopes for the low-brightness area makes the picture look calm. Contrast becomes sharper and the gradation expression of the middle- and high-brightness areas (face, etc.) is extended.

FILM LIKE 2:

Compared with FILM LIKE 1, this has the characteristics by which the gradation of the highlights can be reproduces better.

FILM LIKE 3:

Compared with FILM LIKE 2, this has the characteristics by which the gradation of the highlights can be reproduce better.

FILM-REC:

Film-use cine Gamma characteristics.

This Gamma gives priority to the Dynamic Range and maintains the gradation that ranges evenly from low to high level. It creates a unique atmosphere which is sometimes used as an effect.

VIDEO-REC:

Video-use cine Gamma characteristics.

This is a Gamma curve to make a movie-like picture using a video camera. It creates a picture where more importance is placed on contrast than in normal video mode recording.

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GAMMA: HD

GAMMA: SD

GAMMA: FILM LIKE1

GAMMA: FILM LIKE2

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GAMMA: FILM LIKE3

GAMMA: FILM -REC

GAMMA: VIDEO-REC

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3-6. Technical description : Gamma

Gamma is a value that indicates the relationship between the levels of input and output signals of the camera or monitor TV. Generally, it is said that linear Gamma (γ = 1) represents the image reproduction closest to the one seen by the eye. However, the monitor TV has the Gamma characteristics that make the output level of its signal higher and higher as the input level increases. (γ = approx. 2.2) So the camera corrects its Gamma and performs the recording so that the Gamma will become close to linear in the end. (normally γ = 0.45, reciprocal value of 2.2)

Gamma Curve of Monitor TV

Gamma Curve of Camera

Apparent Integrated Characteristic

Video Input Voltage Incoming Light to Camera Incoming Light to Camera

This is an example for explanation only and may be different from actual measurements.

The picture’s total atmosphere can be changed by this Gamma correction. So this function can be used for a more active picture-making, e.g. film-like coloring.

Adjustment Items for Gamma: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [GAMMA SETTING]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[MASTER GAMMA

0.30 - - - 0.45 - - - 0.75

Sets the Master Gamma in units of 0.01.

When [FILM-REC] is selected in [GAMMA MODE SEL],

[F-REC DYNAMIC LVL

200% , 300% , 400% , 500% , 600%

Sets the Dynamic Range.

[F-REC BLACKSTR LVL

0% - - - 30%

Sets the Black Stretch.

When [VIDEO-REC] is selected in [GAMMA MODE SEL],

[V-REC KNEE SLOPE

150% , 200% - - - 500%

Sets the Knee Slope.

[V-REC KNEE POINT

30% - - - 107%

Sets the Knee Point.

[BLACK GAMMA

(Depressing) -8 - - - OFF - - - 8 (Expanding)

Sets the depression and expansion of Gamma curve for dark areas.

[B.GAMMA RANGE

1 / 2 / 3

Sets the maximum level of compression / expansion. 1 (approx. 20%), 2 (approx. 30%), 3 (approx. 40%)

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3-7. DRS: Useful for shooting the scene with large contrast between bright and dark areas

By starting up DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher) function, the Gamma curve and Knee Slope are estimated according to the signal level of each pixel and adjusted in real time. This allows both dark and bright areas to maintain the high level of gradation expression and can minimize not only crushed blacks and blown-out highlights but also hue compression.

DRS: OFF DRS: ON

DRS EFFECT DEPTH : 3

Setting and Adjustment items for DRS: Main Menu [SCENE FILE]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[DRS

OFF / ON

Enables / disables the Dynamic Range Stretcher function.

[DRS EFFECT DEPTH

1 / 2 / 3

Sets the compression level of high-brightness areas by Dynamic Range Stretcher function.

Compressing the video signal level of high-brightness area, which is so bright that it would be represented as blown-out highlights in normal recording, enables the Dynamic Range to be expanded. A larger setting value has more effect of DRS (compression level of high-brightness area) to make the Dynamic Range wider in appearance.

However, if this level is higher, the noise on dark areas may also be intensified. In addition, depending on the scene, its picture may look unnatural. So it needs to be checked every time this adjustment is made. Also, when there is an extremely dark or bright area, or when the brightness is not enough, the effect may not be easily recognized.

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4. Controlling the color (Chroma Level, Phase, Color Correction)

4-1. Adjustments of Chroma Level (color saturation) and Chroma Phase (hue)

Adjustment items for Chroma Level and Phase: Main Menu [SCENE FILE]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[CHROMA LEVEL

OFF -- -99% - - - 0% - - - 40%

Sets the Chroma Level of Pr and Pb signals. On the vector scope, the distance from the center (no color) will increase / decrease as a whole picture.

[CHROMA PHASE

-31 - - - 0 - - - 31

Finely adjusts the Chroma Phase of Pr and Pb signals. On the vector scope, the plotted lines for a whole picture rotate clockwise or counterclockwise.

Example of Chroma Level adjustment Color saturation is varied.

CHROMA LEVEL: +60

CHROMA LEVEL: -60

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Example of chroma phase adjustment Color phase (tint) is varied.

CHROMA PHASE: +31

CHROMA PHASE: 0

CHROMA PHASE: -31

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4-2. Technical description: About color saturation and hue

The relation of Red, Green and Blue to each other is typically represented in the form of a circle. Adjustment of

Chroma Level (color saturation) is to adjust the amplitude of chrominance signal at each point without changing the phase.

Adjustment of Chroma Phase (hue) is to rotate the whole circle to some degree.

Illustration of CHROMA LEVEL and CHROMA PHASE

Example of colors indicated on vector scope

4-3. Color correction

CHROMA LEVEL

(Color Saturation)

CHROMA PHASE

(Hue)

In addition to Chroma Level and Phase adjustments to a whole picture, AJ-PX230 has the Color Correction function to vary the level and phase of each of particular twelve colors without affecting the others as little as possible.

Adjustment items for Color Correction: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [COLOR CORRECTION SETTING]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[R

/[R-R-Mg

/[R-Mg

/[Mg

/[Mg-B

/[B

/[B-Cy

/[Cy

/[Cy-G

/[G

/[G-Yl

/[Yl

/[Yl-Yl-R

/[Yl-R

/[Yl-R-R

Sets the saturation and phase of a color. This has an effect individually on fifteen color axes (twelve tones + three skin tones) of a picture. And it can be set for an individual hue.

[(PHASE)

-63 - - - 0 - - - 63

Changes the phase. Positive values are for rotating in clockwise direction and negative values for in counterclockwise direction.

[(SAT)

-63 - - - 0 - - - 63

Changes the saturation (level of chroma, the degree to which a color is pure).

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4-4. Using a preset color look : Matrix settings

For more active changes of coloring, the color look can be selected from the preset Matrix Table.

Calling of Matrix settings: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [MATRIX] (Factory default settings underlined)

[MATRIX

NORM 1 / NORM 2 / FLUO / CINELIKE

NORM1

This expresses the colors suitable for shooting in the open air or under the halogen lamp.

Generally, this color look is preferred in NTSC areas such as Japan and

North America.

NORM2

This enables the coloring suitable for shooting in the open air or under the halogen lamp.

And it has richer color saturation than NORM1.

Generally, this color look is preferred in PAL areas such as Europe.

FLUO

This expresses the colors suitable for shooting indoors under the fluorescent lamp.

This is suitable for shooting in the condition of poor color-reproduction under the bluish light from fluorescent lamp.

CINELIKE

This expresses the colors suitable for shooting a movie-like picture.

When you have selected the Gamma, select and use this Matrix setting.

Adjustment items for Matrix: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [MATRIX SETTING]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[MATRIX R-G

[MATRIX R-B

[MATRIX G-R

[MATRIX G-B

[MATRIX B-R

[MATRIX B-G

-63

・・・

0

・・・

63

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EX)

[MATRIX R-G] adjusted in positive direction and [MATRIX B-G] in negative direction

4-5. Adjustment of color temperature 1: Color Temp adjustment

On the channel for White Balance (Ach / Bch), fine adjustments can be made after the White Balance adjustment.

Use this, for example, when you want to adjust the White Balance as you prefer.

When the White Balance position (WHITE BAL) switch is at the <B> or <A> position, this adjustment is enabled.

Example of video effects created by intentionally changed White Balance:

Scene like “early morning” acquired by increase of blue Scene like “sunset” acquired by increase of red

Adjustment Items for Color Temp: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [COLOR TEMP A/B SETTING]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[COLOR TEMP

2000K - - - 3200K - - - 15000K

Changes the color temperature by changing the output balance between Rch and Bch.

[R Gain

-400 - - - 0 - - - 400

Changes the color on Rch axis by changing the output of Rch.

[B Gain

-400 - - - 0 - - - 400

Changes the color on Bch axis by changing the output of Bch.

[G AXIS

-400 - - - 0 - - - 400

Changes the color on G axis by changing the output of Rch and Bch.

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4-6. Adjustment of color temperature 2: R, B Gain control

This is a function to increase / decrease the intensity of red and blue colors.

When the White Balance position (WHITE BAL) switch is at the <B>, <A> or <PRST> position, this adjustment is enabled. It will not work when Auto Tracking White Balance is activated.

Adjustment Items on R, B Gain Control: Main Menu [SCENE FILE] [RB GAIN CONTROL SETTING]

(Factory default setting underlined)

When <WHITE BAL> switch is at the <PRST> position;

[RGAIN AWB PRE] -200 - - - 0 - - - 200

Sets the settings so that the intensity of red color will be increased / decreased.

[B GAIN AWB PRE] -200 - - - 0 - - - 200

Sets the settings so that the intensity of blue color will be increased / decreased.

When <WHITE BAL> switch is at the <A> or <B> position;

[RGAIN AWB A

( or B

] -200 - - - 0 - - - 200

Sets the settings so that the intensity of red color will be increased / decreased.

[B GAIN AWB A

( or B

] -200 - - - 0 - - - 200

Sets the settings so that the intensity of blue color will be increased / decreased.

[AWB A GAIN OFFSET

Sets whether to keep the values set for [R GAIN AWB A] and [B GAIN AWB A] or reset them if Auto White

Balance is executed while the <WHITE BAL> switch is at the <A> position.

[AWB B GAIN OFFSET

Sets whether to keep the values set for [R GAIN AWB B] and [B GAIN AWB B] or reset them if Auto White

Balance is executed while the <WHITE BAL> switch is at the <B> position.

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5. Enhancing the level of expression for dark areas

(Master Ped, RBG Black Control)

5-1. Pedestal (Master Pedestal) adjustment

Regarding the video signal, the reference of luminance signal is Black, which is called Master Pedestal. Adjusting the lower limit of this pedestal level allows not only the level of black floating but also the brightness balance of a whole picture to be set.

What is called “sharper” or “softer look” is largely related to the adjustments of outline and gradation.

Outline

DTL Gamma

Gradation

Master Pedestal

Sharper Look

Signal edge is enhanced.

LOW

B PRESS

Slope for darker area is gentle.

(Gradation is suppressed.)

Darker area is made sharper.

Softer Look

Signal edge is weakened.

HIGH

CINELIKE

Slope for darker area is steep.

Contrast is reduced.

MASTER PED : -200

By decreasing the Master Pedestal level, the picture becomes sharper with its contrast enhanced.

MASTER PED : +16

This is normal setting (factory default).

MASTER PED :+200

Increasing the Master Pedestal level can produce a misty effect, especially around darker areas.

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5-2. Technical description : About Pedestal

Master Pedestal (or Master Black, etc.) is for the adjustment of black level as the reference of a picture. This adjustment has a significant influence, so it is ideal to check the picture using the waveform monitor or higher definition

TV monitor.

Images of waveform of Gray Scale Chart (simulated image)

1 Horizontal line (time)

When Master Pedestal Level value is increased

Master

Pedestal

Level

When Master Pedestal Level value is

Decreased

Adjustment Items for Pedestal: Main Menu > [SCENE FILE]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[MASTER PED

-200 - - - 16 - - - 200

Sets the reference black level. RGB changes according to this setting. Positive values for making black color darker and negative for making it less dark.

[Hi-COLOR SW] ON / OFF

Turns [ON] / [OFF] the mode to expand the color Dynamic Range.

[HI-COLOR LVL] 1 - - - 32

Selects the level of the mode to expand the color Dynamic Range.

Adjustment Items for Pedestal: Main Menu > [SCENE FILE] > [RGB BLACK CONTROL SETTING]

(Factory default settings underlined)

[R PED

-100 - - - 0 - - - 100

Sets the pedestal level of Rch.

[G PED

-100 - - - 0 - - - 100

Sets the pedestal level of Gch.

[B PED

-100 - - - 0 - - - 100

Sets the pedestal level of Bch.

[PEDESTAL OFFSET

ON / OFF

Sets whether to keep each of the values set for [R PED], [G PED] and [B PED] or reset them if Auto Black

Balance adjustment is executed.

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1.

Opening MENU

Menu setting are devided into following levels.

MENU Purpose

USER MENU

MAIN MENU

MENU screen is user customizable and the selected menu items are shown in this level.

Open MAIN MENU > “USER MENU SEL” to select items.

All menu items are displayed. Items are layered by purposes and usages.

(See P.33 MENU structure for the details.)

OPTION MENU For some advanced menu items.

How to open

Press “MENU” button.

Keep press “MENU” button for

3 seconds.

Press “LCD BACKLIGHT” + “MENU” button.

LCD BACKLIGHT button

MENU button

MENU button

* Two menu buttons are located on the body, function of these buttons are exactly the same.

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2.

MENU structure

MAIN MENU (Keep press “MENU” button for 3seconds to open)

SCENE FILE (Image related settings)

SYSTEM MODE (Fundamental settings such as CODEC setting etc.)

USER SW (Assign functions to USER buttons)

SW MODE (Waveform, gain and other operation related settings)

AUTO SW (Function assignment while in full auto mode)

RECORDING SETUP (Recording related such as TC, PRE-REC settings.)

CLIP (Video clip operations and card format etc.)

AUDIO SETUP (Input gain and other audio related settings)

OUTPUT SEL (Audio, video output related settings)

USB SETUP (Turn ON/OFF USB connection mode)

DISPLAY SETUP (Selection of items to be shown on EVF etc.)

CARD FUNCTIONS (Saving/loading of scene files and user files)

OTHER FUNCTIONS (Menu initialize and calendar setting etc.)

MAINTENANCE (Firmware update etc.)

DIAGNOSTIC (Firmware version and operation hours display)

USER MENU SEL (customizable USER MENU, see P.32 for the details)

OPTION MENU (press “LCD BACKLIGHT” + “MENU” buttons)

AREA SELECT (Batch initial settings by selecting TV systems)

AWB PRE CONTROL (Fine color temp adjustment for preset white balance)

CAM REMOTE ADJ. (Fine control adjustment for zoom, focus, iris wired remote)

LCD SUB BRIGHTNESS (Fine color adjustment for the built-in LCD monitor)

ENG SECURITY (Making menu open limitation)

[P.56]

[P.56]

[P.56]

[P.56]

[P.57]

[P.46]

[P.48]

[P.49]

[P.50]

[P.52]

[P.55]

[P.55]

[P.55]

[P.34]

[P.36]

[P.38]

[P.39]

[P.39]

[P.42]

[P.45]

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SCENE FILE menu

Menu item

FILE SELECT

NAME EDIT

LOAD / SAVE / INITIALIZE

VFR

FRAME RATE

SYNC SCAN TYPE

SYNCHRO SCAN

MASTER DTL

DTL CORING

DETAIL

SETTING

DETAIL

V.DTL LEVEL

H.DTL FREQ.

V.DTL FREQ.

LEVEL DEPEND

KNEE APE LVL

DTL GAIN (+)

DTL GAIN (-)

Recall scene files

Description Setting (factory default)

F1 - F6

Edit scene file name

Load/save custom scene files to/from SD memory cards, and initialize.

Turn ON/OFF variable frame record mode.

---

---

Adjust frame rate when VFR is ON. Adjustable range is from 1fps to 60fps.

ON / OFF

Adjustable range and steps vary depending on system frequency setting.

Set display unit for shutter speed in synchro scan mode.

Set shutter speed for synchro scan mode.

Adjust image contour correction level for entire image.

Adjust threshold level of image contour correction. sec / deg

---

-31 – 0 – 31

0 – 1 – 60

Turn ON/OFF contour correction.

Adjust image contour correction level for vertical direction.

Set thickness of contour correction signal for horizontal direction.

Set thickness of contour correction signal for vertical direction.

Set compression level of contour correction signal for bright part. (Compression level becomes higher by increasing the value.)

Set knee compression level for a very bright part.

Adjust image contour correction level for + (brighter) direction.

Adjust image contour correction level for - (darker) direction.

ON / OFF

-7 – 0 – 7

-7 – 0 – 7

0 / 1 / 2

-7 – 0 – 7

OFF / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

-31 – 0 – 31

-31 – 0 – 31

SKIN TONE DTL A

SKIN TONE DTL B

SKIN TONE DTL C

Choose tables from A, B, and C to be used for softness effect for a certain color tone (fresh tone).

Tables can be edited in DETECT TABLE item.

ON / OFF

SKIN TONE ZEBRA

Turn ON/OFF zebra indicator (for fresh tone effect) on the viewfinder display.

ON / OFF

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SCENE FILE menu (continued)

Menu item

SKIN TONE

DTL SETTING

DETECT TABLE

SKIN TONE GET

SKIN DTL EFFECT

I CENTER

I WIDTH

Q WIDTH

Q PHASE

Description

Select a fresh tone table (parameter group)

Obtain color information (I/Q width, I center, Q phase) from subjects located around the center marker, then store to selected table.

Set fresh tone (softness effect for a certain color tone) level.

Adjust center position of the I AXIS for fresh tone control. (see following figure)

Adjust range of the color adjustment on I AXIS from a point set as I CENTER. (see following figure)

Adjust range of the color adjustment on Q AXIS from a point set as I CENTER. (see following figure)

Adjust color phase. (see following figure)

Setting (factory default)

A / B / C

---

0 – 16 – 31

0 – 35 – 255

0 – 55 – 255

0 – 10 – 90

-180 – 0 – 179

Q Axis

I Axis

Adjustmet range of SKIN TONE DTL settings

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SCENE FILE menu (continued)

RB GAIN

CONTROL

SETTING

COLOR

TEMP Ach

SETTING

COLOR

TEMP Bch

SETTING

Menu item

R GAIN AWB PRE

B GAIN AWB PRE

R GAIN AWB A

B GAIN AWB A

R GAIN AWB B

B GAIN AWB B

AWB A GAIN

OFFSET

AWB B GAIN

OFFSET

COLOR TEMP

R GAIN

B GAIN

G AXIS

COLOR TEMP

R GAIN

B GAIN

G AXIS

CHROMA LEVEL

CHROMA PHASE

Description

Adjust gain of Rch when white balance memory position is set to “PRST”.

Adjust gain of Bch when white balance memory position is set to “PRST”.

Adjust gain of Rch when white balance memory position is set to “A”.

Adjust gain of Bch when white balance memory position is set to “A”.

Adjust gain of Rch when white balance memory position is set to “B”.

Adjust gain of Bch when white balance memory position is set to “B”.

Apply “R GAIN AWB A” and “B GAIN AWB A” adjustment value to AWB result in memory position A.

Apply “R GAIN AWB B” and “B GAIN AWB B” adjustment value to AWB result in memory position B.

Display current adjustment value of AWB position A, it can also be adjusted manually.

Adjust gain of Rch when white balance memory position is set to A.

Adjust gain of Bch when white balance memory position is set to A.

Adjust gain of Gch when white balance memory position is set to A.

Display current adjustment value of AWB position B, it can also be adjusted manually.

Adjust gain of Rch when white balance memory position is set to B.

Adjust gain of Bch when white balance memory position is set to B.

Adjust gain of Gch when white balance memory position is set to B.

Adjust saturation of color.

Adjust tone of color.

MATRIX

MATRIX SETTING

COLOR

SETTING

MASTER PED

CORRECTION

Recall color presets.

Adjust 6 different individual color phases for MATRIX presets.

Adjust color tone and saturation. This has an effect on

12 different individual color phases. See P.25 for the details.

Adjust master black level.

R PED

RGB

BLACK

CONTROL

SETTING

G PED

B PED

PEDESTAL

OFFSET

Adjust black level on Rch.

Adjust black level on Gch.

Adjust black level on Bch.

Apply “R PED”, “G PED” and “B PED” adjustment value to ABB result.

Setting (factory default)

-200 – 0 – 200

-200 – 0 – 200

-200 – 0 – 200

-200 – 0 – 200

-200 – 0 – 200

-200 – 0 – 200

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

2000K – 15000K

-400 – 0 – 400

-400 – 0 – 400

-400 – 0 – 400

2000K – 15000K

-400 – 0 – 400

-400 – 0 – 400

-400 – 0 – 400

-99 - 0 - 40%, OFF

-31 – 0 – 31

NORM1 / NORM2 /

FLUO / CINELIKE

-63 – 0 – 63

-63 – 0 – 63

-200 – 0 – 200

-100 – 0 – 100

-100 – 0 – 100

-100 – 0 – 100

ON / OFF

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SCENE FILE menu (continued)

Menu item

GAMMA MODE SEL

Description

Select gamma curve. See P.18 for the details.

GAMMA

SETTING

KNEE

SETTING

MASTER GAMMA

F-REC DYNAMIC LVL

F-REC BLACK STR LVL

V-REC KNEE SLOPE

V-REC KNEE POINT

BLACK GAMMA

B GAMMA RANGE

KNEE MODE

A KNEE RESPONSE

KNEE MASTER POINT

KNEE MASTER SLOPE

KNEE MASTER SLOPE

Rch

KNEE MASTER SLOPE

Bch

HI-COLOR SW

HI-COLOR LVL

Adjust shape of the master gamma curve (in

0.01 steps)

Set dynamic range. (Available with FILM-REC gamma curve)

Adjust gamma characteristic in darker signal areas. (Available with FILM-REC gamma curve)

Adjust knee slope angle. (Available with

VIDEO-REC gamma curve)

Adjust knee point level. (Available with

VIDEO-REC gamma curve)

Adjust general gamma characteristic in darker areas.

Set the upper limit of compression / expansion level of the BLACK GAMMA control.

Set operation mode of knee function

(compress bright areas to avoid an overexposure image.)

Set response speed of automatic knee control.

Its speed becomes faster when decrease the value.

Adjust master knee point level in MANUAL knee mode. (in 0.5% steps)

Adjust master knee slope angle in MANUAL knee mode.

Adjust master knee slope angle of Rch in

MANUAL knee mode.

Adjust master knee slope angle of Bch in

MANUAL knee mode.

Turn ON/OFF color dynamic range expansion mode.

Adjust color dynamic range level.

Setting (factory default)

HD / SD / FILMLIKE1 /

FILMLIKE2 / FILMLIKE3 /

FILM-REC / VIDEO-REC

0.30 – 0.45 – 0.75

200% / 300% / 400%

/ 500% / 600%

0% - 30%

150% / 200% - 500%

30% - 107%

-8 – OFF – 8

1: 20% / 2: 30% / 3: 40%

AUTO / MANUAL / OFF

1 – 4 – 8

70.0% - 93.0% - 107.0%

0 – 85 – 99

-31 – 0 – 31

-31 – 0 – 31

ON / OFF

1 – 32

WHITE CLIP

SETTING

DRS

DRS EFFECT DEPTH

A.IRIS LEVEL

WHITE CLIP

WHITE CLIP LVL

Rch CLIP LVL

Bch CLIP LVL

A.IRIS LEVEL EFFECT

Turn ON/OFF white clip function.

Adjust clipping level of bright part.

Adjust clipping level of bright part of Rch.

Adjust clipping level of bright part of Bch.

Turn ON/OFF Dynamic Range Stretcher

(DRS) function.

Set effect level of DRS.

Note: Better result of DRS can be expected when higher number is chosen. However, noise level will also become higher.

Turn ON/OFF automatic aperture level control.

Set the target brightness level in auto iris mode.

ON / OFF

90% - 109%

-31 – 0 – 31

-31 – 0 – 31

ON / OFF

1 / 2 / 3

ON / OFF

-50 – 0 – 50

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SYSTEM MODE menu

Menu item

LINE&FREQ

REC FORMAT

CAMERA MODE

AUDIO SMPL RES

ASPECT CONV

Description

Set system format. (number of lines and frame rate)

Set record format.

* Available item varies depending on

LINE&FREQ setting.

Setting (factory default)

1080-59.94P / 1080-50P / 1080-59.94i / 1080-50i /

1080-23.98PsF / 720-59.94P / 720-50P / 480-59.94i /

576-50i

AVC

I200/60P, AVC

I200/60i, AVC

I200/50P,

AVC

I200/50i, AVC

I200/30PN, AVC

I200/25PN,

AVC

I200/24PN, AVC

I100/60P, AVC

I100/60i,

AVC

I100/50P, AVC

I100/50i, AVC

I100/30PN,

AVC

I100/24PN, AVC

I100/25PN, AVC

I50/60P,

AVC

I50/60i, AVC

I50/50P, AVC

I50/50i,

AVC

G50/60P, AVC

G50/60i, AVC

G50/50P,

AVC

G50/50i, AVC

G25/60P, AVC

G25/60i,

AVC

G25/50P, AVC

G25/50i, AVC

G12/60P,

AVC

G12/60i, AVC

G12/50P, AVC

G12/50i,

DVCPRO HD/60P, DVCPRO HD/60i,

DVCPRO HD/50P, DVCPRO HD/50i,

DVCPRO50/60i, DVCPRO50/50i, DVCPRO/60i,

DVCPRO/50i, DV/60i, DV/50i

Set record mode when in 480i, 576i modes

* Available item varies depending on

LINE&FREQ setting.

Set bit depth of audio when REC

FORMAT setting is set to AVC-I100 or

AVC-I50.

50i / 25P or 60i / 30P

16BIT / 24BIT

Set image aspect ratio when 480i or

576i mode is chosen.

SIDE CROP / LETTER BOX / SQUEEZE

SCAN REVERSE

SETUP

Set image upside down and right side left.

Set video setup level when 480i mode is chosen.

ON / OFF

0% / 7.5%A

SHOOTING MODE Turn ON/OFF high sensitivity mode. NORMAL / HIGH SENSE

USER SW menu

Menu item

USER 1-8

Description Setting (factory default)

Assign features to USER buttons

(USER1 to USER8).

See P.58, 3. Understanding USER button operation for the details.

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SW MODE menu

Menu item

LOW GAIN

MID GAIN

HIGH GAIN

SUPER GAIN

OIS

ATW

ATW SPEED

ATW TARGET R

ATW TARGET B

W.BAL PRESET

W.BAL VAR

H.ZOOM SPEED

Description

Set Gain value to the gain switch, ‘L’ position.

Set Gain value to the gain switch, ‘M’ position.

Set Gain value to the gain switch, ‘H’ position.

Set Gain value recalled as SUPER GAIN with

USER buttons.

The gain value can be toggled through 24dB >

30dB > 36dB > W when ALL is selected.

Turn ON/OFF optical image stabilizer function.

Assign Auto Tracking White balance adjustment feature (ATW) to one of white balance memory positions.

Set response speed of ATW.

Fine-tune for Rch level of ATW.

Fine-tune for Bch level of ATW.

Set color temperature of white balance preset position.

Adjust color temperature of white balance preset position when W.BAL PRESET item is set “VAR”.

Set servo zoom speed of handle zoom.

(Effective when handle zoom control switch is set to “FIX”)

Set auto focus adjustment speed when

PUSHAUTO button is pressed.

Setting (factory default)

-3dB – 0dB – 18dB

-3dB – 6dB – 18dB

-3dB – 12dB – 18dB

24dB / 30dB / 36dB / ALL

ON / OFF

Ach / Bch / PRE / OFF

FAST / NORMAL / SLOW

-10 – 0 – 10

-10 – 0 – 10

3200K / 5600K / VAR

2000K – 3200K – 15000K

1 – 50 – 99

PUSH AF MODE TURBO / NORMAL

MF ASSIST

Focus mode is momentarily set to “AUTO” immediately after manual focusing.

FOCUS ASSIST MODE Set focus assist type.

MACRO

MACRO MODE

Turn ON/OFF macro mode.

Set effective range of macro focus mode.

A.IRIS SPEED

A.IRIS WINDOW

Set control speed in auto iris mode.

Set video level detection area for auto iris control.

ON / OFF

EXPAND / IN RED

ON / OFF

WIDE (wide-end only) /

ALL (All zoom range)

FAST / NORMAL / SLOW

NORM1 (Around center) / NORM2

(Around bottom) / CENTER

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SW MODE menu (continued)

Menu item

AREA MODE

Description

Set a function to be recalled with the control stick.

Setting (factory default)

INHIBIT: No function assigned

FOCUS: Assign Autofocus and focus bar

IRIS: Assign auto iris

Y GET: Assign spot meter

FOCUS/IRIS: Assign both FOCUS and IRIS

FOCUS/Y GET: Assign both FOCUS and YGET

WFM MODE

ZEBRA

ZEBRA MODE

BARS TYPE

Control stick

Set waveform display type to be displayed on the built-in LCD monitor.

Turn ON/OFF ZEBRA pattern display

Set display time of ZEBRA

Select color bars type

WAVE , VECTOR , WAVE/VECTOR

ON / OFF

CONTINUE / MOMENT (5 sec.)

SMPTE

FULL BARS

SPLIT

ARIB

Enable/disable the REC button located at front side of the unit.

FRONT REC INHIBIT / ACTIVE

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AUTO SW menu

In the AUTO SW menu screen, features works in the AUTO mode can be individually turn ON / OFF.

AUTO/MANUAL selector

Menu item Description Setting (factory default)

A.IRIS

AGC

Auto iris control

Auto gain control

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

AGC LIMIT

AGC POINT

Set the upper limit of the amplifier while in AUTO mode.

Set the F-number as threshold of switching point between auto iris control and auto gain control (AGC). (Works when “AGC” item is set to

ON.)

A.SHUTTER Auto shutter control (works when “A.IRIS” items is set to ON.)

3dB / 6dB / 12dB / 18dB

F4.0 / 5.6

ON / OFF

A.SHUTTER

LIMIT

A.SHUTTER

POINT

ATW

AF

Set the upper limit of the shutter speed when “A.SHUTTER” item is set to ON.

Set the F-number as threshold of switching point between auto iris control and auto shutter control. (Works when “A.SHUTTER” item is set to ON.)

Auto Tracking White balance control

Auto Focus control

1/100 , 1/120 , 1/250

F8.0 / F9.6

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

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RECORDING SETUP menu

Menu item

FILE SPLIT

RECORDING

RECORDING

SETTING

RECORDING

HOLD

ONE SHOT

TIME

INTERVAL

TIME

START

DELAY

PRE REC

ONE CLIP REC

SIMUL REC

BACKGROUND REC

Description

Set record file format

Set record modes

Retain setting of RECORDING item after power OFF and ON

Setting (factory default)

ONE FILE: each clip data is recorded as a single file without splitting (LongG codecs only)

SPLIT: each clip data splitted at every 4GB

SHORT SPLIT

: each clip data is splitted at every 128 seconds

NORMAL: normal mode

INTERVAL: time-lapse mode

ONE SHOT: record specified duration and stop

LOOP: endless record mode using 2 P2 cards

ON: retain record mode setting

OFF: Back to normal mode after power ON

Set record duration of ONE SHOT record mode

Set record interval time (pause time) of

Time-laps recording.

In INTERVAL and ONE SHOT modes.

Delay the record start time for 1 second

Turn ON/OFF the pre-record mod. This mode allows the camera to start recording the video and audio (approx.

3 sec in the HD mode, 7 sec in the SD mode) before rec button is pressed.

Turn ON/OFF a record mode that allows multiple clips as a single successive clip.

Turn ON/OFF the record mode that allows simultaneous redundant recordings with 2 microP2 cards.

(See P.43)

Turn ON/OFF the record mode that allows simultaneous recordings.

(See P.43)

1frm / 2frm / 4frm / 8frm / 16frm / 1s

2frm / 4frm / 8frm / 16frm / 1s / 2s / 5s / 10s

/ 30s / 1min / 5min / 10min

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

START TEXT MEMO Leave text memo when record starts ON / OFF

TIME STAMP

DF MODE

Allow recording of superimposed date and time on the image.

Set timecode drop frame mode

ON / OFF

DF / NDF

TCG Set timecode count mode FREE RUN / REC RUN

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BACKGROUND REC and SIMUL REC mode

Following recording modes are available with dual microP2 card slots.

BACKGROUND

Keep recording with one of the two microP2 cards in the card slot1, another card can start and stop recording.

Slot1

TAKE1 TAKE2 TAKE X

Slot2

RECORD

* When press the REC button, recording starts in both slots. After that, recording can start and stop in the slot1.

* To stop recording in the card slot2, assign “BACKGR REC PAUSE” function to any USER assignable buttons and keep press it for 5 seconds.

SIMUL

Record the same content onto the two microP2 cards simultaneously.

Slot1

TAKE1

TAKE2 TAKE X

Slot2

TAKE1 TAKE2 TAKE X

* When remaining record time for the microP2 cards is different, the camera displays shorter one’s remaining time.

* Recording stops when one of the two microP2 cards became full.

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RECORDING SETUP menu

Menu item

TC PRESET

UBG MODE

UB PRESET

VITC UBG MODE

REC

META

DATA

LOAD

RECORD

USER CLIP

NAME

CARD

SERIAL

INITIALIZE

PROPERTY

Description Setting (factory default)

Set timecode value

Select information record to be recorded as users bit area

Set users bit value when USER is selected in UBG MODE item.

Select USERS BIT information to be recorded in VITC area

Import custom metadata from SD memory card

Record imported meta data to clips

Set type of information to be recorded as META DATA in USER CLIP NAME area

Record information of serial number and part number of the microP2 card as metadata.

Clear imported custom metadata information from the unit.

View and edit imported custom metadata.

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USER / TIME / DATE / TCG / FRAME RATE /

REGEN

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USER/EXT , TIME , DATE , TCG , FRAME

RATE , REGEN

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ON / OFF

When REC META DATA > RECORD: ON

TYPE1:

Record read data only

TYPE2:

Record read data + clip no. counter

When REC META DATA > RECORD: OFF

TYPE1:

Record the same data with GLOBAL CLIP ID

TYPE2:

Record the same data with CLIP NAME

ON / OFF

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CLIP menu

Available in THUMBNAIL mode only.

Menu item Description

REPOSITION

DELETE

FORMAT

Set thumbnail display filter

Delete selected clip(s) from the microP2 card(s)

Perform card format (microP2, SD card)

COPY Copy selected clip(s)

REPAIR Repair damaged clip (indicated as NG in yellow)

RE-CONNECT

Fix discontinuity of spanned clips’ relation (indicated as

_

!

_

in Magenta) by rebuilding the relation.

EXCH.

THUMBNAIL

AUTHENTICATE

Replace the thumbnail image to specified timecode position’s image.

Authenticate (enter password) to use the microP2 card(s)

Setting (factory default)

ALL CLIP: Show all clips

SAME FORMAT CLIPS:

Show only clips that match format with the system setting.

SELECTED CLIPS:

Show only selected clip(s).

MARKED CLIPS:

Show only shot marked clips.

SLOT CLIPS:

Show only clips in specified slot.

NG CLIPS:

Show only ERROR clip(s)

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CLIP menu (continued)

Available in THUMBNAIL mode only.

Menu item

PEOPERTY

Description

CLIP PROPERTY Show clip property

Setting (factory default)

CARD STATUS

CPS PASSWORD

SD CARD

Show remaining time of microP2 cards

Manage encryption password to microP2 card

LOAD: Read password setting from SD memory card

SET: Enter password

DELETE: Remove and disable current password from the unit

Show SD memory card’s property (capacity, write protection status etc.)

REMAIN SETUP

Set microP2 card’s capacity display

REMAIN: Show available space

USED: Show consumed space

ALL HIDE: Do not show any icons

MARKER: Show/hide shot mark icon M

TEXT MEMO: Show/hide text memo icon

_

T

_

WIDE: Show/hide wide (16:9) material icon W

PROXY: Show/hide clip with proxy icon P

INDICATOR

Show/hide indicator icons on each clip thumbnail

THUMBNAIL

SETUP

DATA DISPLAY

Clip thumbnail example

Set information type shown at bottom part of each clip thumbnail

TC: Display the initial timecode value of the clip

UB: Display users bit value

TIME: Display time of record start

DATE: Display date of recorded

DATE TIME: Display date and time of recorded

CLIP NAME: Display clip name

USER CLIP NAME: Display user editable clip name

SLOT: Display slot number

THUMBNAIL TC: Display timecode value of the thumbnail image

THUMBNAIL SIZE Set clip thumbnail size SMALL / MEDIUM / LARGE

PB POSITION

PROPERTY DISP.

Set playback position RESUME / THUMBNAIL TC / START TC

Show clip property information to left hand side of the thumbnail screen while

THUMBNAIL SIZE is set to SMALL.

THUMBNAIL

INFO.

Show some additional information (number of selected clips, duration etc.)

TEXT MEMO IND Set text memo indicator display

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AUDIO SETUP menu

Menu item

INT MIC

INPUT

SETTING

INPUT1 MIC LEVEL

INPUT2 MIC LEVEL

INPUT1 LINE LEVEL

INPUT2 LINE LEVEL

Description

Enable/disable built-in microphone

Set mic level for AUDIO IN1

Set mic level for AUDIO IN2

Set level (line) for AUDIO IN1

Set level (line) for AUDIO IN2

FRONT VR SELECT

Set adjustment channel with

F.AUDIO LEVEL knob

Setting (factory default)

STEREO / MONO / OFF

-40dB / -50dB / -60dB

-40dB / -50dB / -60dB

4dB / 0dB

4dB / 0dB

CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, CH1/CH2,

CH3/CH4 , ALL , OFF

AUDIO LEVEL CH3

Turn ON/OFF automatic level control for audio CH3

AUDIO LEVEL CH4

Turn ON/OFF automatic level control for audio CH4

LEVEL CONTROL CH3

Adjust audio level for CH3 when

AUDIO LEVEL CH3 menu item is set to OFF

RECORDING

CH SETTING

LEVEL CONTROL CH4

Adjust audio level for CH4 when

AUDIO LEVEL CH4 menu item is set to OFF

MIC LOWCUT CH1

Turn ON/OFF low cut filter for audio

CH1

MIC LOWCUT CH2

Turn ON/OFF low cut filter for audio

CH2

MIC LOWCUT CH3

Turn ON/OFF low cut filter for audio

CH3

MIC LOWCUT CH4

Turn ON/OFF low cut filter for audio

CH4

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

0 – 70 – 100

0 – 70 – 100

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

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AUDIO SETUP menu (continued)

Menu item Description Setting (factory default)

RECORDING

CH SETTING

LIMITER CH1

LIMITER CH2

LIMITER CH3

LIMITER CH4

Turn ON/OFF audio limiter for audio CH1

Turn ON/OFF audio limiter for audio CH2

Turn ON/OFF audio limiter for audio CH3

Turn ON/OFF audio limiter for audio CH4

Set audio reference level HEADROOM 12dB / 18dB / 20dB (*1)

AUDIO OUT

Set monitor audio channel output from headphones,

HDMI and built-in speaker.

CH1/2 , CH1 , CH2 , CH3 , CH4

OUTPUT

SETTING

TEST TONE

Turn ON/OFF 1kHz tone generator

ON / OFF

(Reference level varies depending on setting of HEADROOM menu item.)

*1: The default setting varies depending on the setting of AREA SELECT men item (P.56) in OPTION MENU. See the following table for the details of settings including other menu items that also affected.

AREA SELECT menu

Items

NTSC NTSC(J)

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

PAL

LINE&FREQ 1080-59.94i 1080-59.94i 1080-50i

REC FORMAT AVC-I100/60i AVC-I100/60i AVC-I100/50i

SETUP

HEADROOM

Date display

TIME ZONE

7.5%A

20dB m/d/y

+0:00

0%

20dB y/m/d

+9:00

0%

18dB d/m/y

+0:00

Initial setting difference of AREA SELECT menu

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OUTPUT SEL menu

Menu item

SDI OUT

Description

Turn ON/OFF SDI OUTPUT.

SDI&HDMI SELECT

Select signal format from SDI and HDMI

OUT terminals.

3G-SDI OUT

SDI OUT CHAR

SDI EDH

Set 1080p signal output format of HD SDI

OUT.

Superimpose characters on video from

SDI OUT.

Add Error Detection and Handling (EDH) signal to SDI OUT in 480i or 576i mode.

HD SDI REMOTE

DOWNCON MODE

DETAIL

DOWNCON

SETTING

H.DTL

LEVEL

V.DTL

LEVEL

DTL

CORING

H.DTL

FREQ

Output REC/PAUSE trigger signal from

SDI OUT.

Set the display mode of down converted image from SDI OUT in 1080p, 1080i,

720p mode.

Turn ON/OFF image contour correction to down converted image.

Adjust down converted image contour correction level for horizontal direction.

Adjust down converted image contour correction level for vertical direction.

Adjust threshold level of down converted image contour correction.

Set thickness of contour correction signal for horizontal direction.

USB SETUP menu

Menu item Description

Setting (factory default)

ON / OFF

SYSTEM MODE: Follow system setting

1080i:Output 1080i when in 1080p mode

DOWNCON: Down convert to SDTV format

LEVEL-A / LEVEL-B (LEVEL-B DL)

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

SIDE CROP / LETTER BOX / SQUEEZE

ON / OFF

0 – 8 – 31

0 – 8 – 31

0 – 1 – 15

2.5MHz / 3MHz / 3.5MHz / 4MHz / 4.5MHz

Setting (factory default)

USB MODE Turn ON/OFF USB connection mode ON / OFF

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DISPLAY SETUP menu

Menu item

MENU DISPLAY

Description

Set display device of menu screen

ZEBRA1 DETECT

ZEBRA2 DETECT

ZEBRA2

CENTER MARK

SAFETY MARK

SAFETY AREA

FRAME MARK

FRAME SIG

FRAME LVL

LEVEL GAUGE

Set the primary zebra detection level

Set the secondary zebra detection level

Turn ON/OFF the secondary zebra pattern. (See following chart for the details)

Set shape of center marker

1:

Set type of safety zone marker

Set size of safety zone marker

Show the frame marker

Set size of frame marker

Set dimming level of outside of the frame marker.

Turn ON/OFF level gauge display

VIDEO LEVEL

Setting (factory default)

LCD&EVF / LCD

0 – 70% – 109%

0 – 85% – 109%

2:

ON / SPOT / OFF

3: 4:

1: Box / 2: Corner only / OFF

80% - 90% - 100%

ON / OFF

4:3 / 13:9 / 14:9 / 1.95:1 / 2.35:1

0 – 15

ON / OFF

OFF

ZEBRA settings in DISPLAY SETUP menu

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DISPLAY SETUP menu (continued)

# Menu item

1 FOCUS BAR

2 ZOOM/FOCUS

3 LEVEL METER

4 DATE/TIME

Description

Show/hide a bar that indicates focusing level.

Set unit of zoom and focus value

Show/hide audio level meter

Show/hide a calendar

5 REC COUNTER Set count mode of the record counter

6 P2CARD REMAIN

Show/hide remaining time display of microP2 card

7 BATTERY Show/hide battery remaining display

-- OTHER DISPLAY Show/hide other information

Setting (factory default)

ON / OFF

NUMBER , mm/feet , mm/m , OFF

ON / OFF

TIME / DATE / TIME&DATE / OFF

TOTAL: Accumulate counter

CLIP: Reset by each recording start

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

PARTIAL: Show certain information items

ALL: Show all information items

USER: Show items manually selected

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DISPLAY SETUP menu (continued)

Menu

DISPLAY

SETTING

#

8

9

10

IRIS

GAIN

Item

SHUTTER

Description

Show/hide F-number and auto iris values

Show/hide gain value

Show/hide shutter speed

11 WHITE BALANCE Show/hide WHITE BAL position (A, B, Preset)

12

13

14

ND

Y GET

D.ZOOM

Show/hide ND filter position

Show/hide brightness level measured by Y

GET function

Show/hide digital zoom ratio

Setting (factory default)

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

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16

17

18

SCENE FILE

DRS

FBC

AREA

Show/hide Scene file name

“DRS” is displayed there while Dynamic

Range Stretcher is functioning.

“FBC” is displayed there while Flash Band

Compensation is functioning.

“AREA” is displayed there while area mode feature is functioning.

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

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DISPLAY SETUP menu (continued)

Menu

DISPLAY

SETTING

#

19 OIS

Item

20 FULL AUTO

21 SHOOTING MODE

22 PB MODE

23 SYSTEM MODE

24 REC FORMAT

25 FRAME RATE

26 ASPECT

27 ONE CLIP REC

28 REC MODE

29 GPS

Description symbol is displayed while optical image stabilizer is functioning.

Display

_

A

_

when auto mode is functioning.

Display “H.SENS” when high sensitivity mode is functioning.

Display playback mode.

Display system mode (Line – Frame rate).

Display record format.

Display current frame rate in Variable Frame

Rate mode.

Display “LT.BOX” symbol when in Letter Box mode.

Display “1-CLIP” symbol when in one clip record mode.

Display “SIMUL” when in simultaneous record mode.

Display signal level meter of GPS.

Setting (factory default)

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

ON / OFF

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DISPLAY SETUP menu (continued)

Menu item

EVF DETAIL

EVF PEAK LEVEL

Description

Turn ON edge enhancer for video image on the viewfinder and built-in LCD monitor for easy focusing.

Set enhancement level in the EVF DETAIL setting.

EVF PEAK FREQ

Set enhancement frequency in the EVF DETAIL setting.

EVF

BRIGHTNESS

EVF CONTRAST

Set brightness level (video on EVF)

EVF

SETTING

Set contrast level (video on EVF)

EVF COLOR LEVEL Set color saturation level (video on EVF)

EVF COLOR Turn OFF color image (video on EVF)

EVF SENSOR

LCD

BRIGHTNESS

LCD CONTRAST

LCD

SETTING

Set sensitivity of the proximity sensor on the viewfinder.

Set brightness level (video on built-in LCD)

Set contrast level (video on built-in LCD)

LCD COLOR LEVEL Set color saturation level (video on built-in LCD)

LCD BACKLIGHT Turn OFF color image (video on built-in LCD)

Setting (factory default)

ON / OFF

-7 – 0 – 7

HIGH / LOW

-15 – 0 – 15

-30 – 0 – 30

-15 – 0 – 15

ON / OFF

HIGH / LOW

-15 – 0 – 15

-30 – 0 – 30

-15 – 0 – 15

1 / 0 / -1 / -2 / -3

SELF SHOOT

Set display mode of the built-in LCD monitor. Choose

“MIRROR” when performing self-portrait recording.

(Image can be inverted horizontally.)

CARD FUNCTIONS menu

Menu item

SCENE FILE

USER FILE

SD CARD PROPERTY

FORMAT SD CARD

Description

Read / write SCENE files between SD memory card.

Read / write USER files between SD memory card.

Show remaining record time of the SD memory card.

SD memory card can be formatted.

NORMAL / MIRROR

Setting (factory default)

LOAD / SAVE

LOAD / SAVE

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OTHER FUNCTIONS menu

Menu item

USER FILE

Description

Read/write or initialize USER files between a built-in data memory in the unit.

ACCESS LED

Turn ON/OFF the access indicator of microP2 card slots.

TALLY LAMP Turn ON/OFF tally lights.

Setting (factory default)

LOAD / SAVE / INITIALIZE

ON / OFF

FRONT / REAR / BOTH / OFF

CLOCK SETTING Set calendar and time zone.

TIME ZONE

SEEK POS SEL

Set time difference between the Greenwich Mean

Time (GMT). The time difference is added to record and display time.

Set position to be moved with <</>> buttons while in

PLAY-PAUSE mode.

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From -12:00 to +13:00

CLIP / CLIP&TEXT MEMO

GPS

P.OFF GPS DATA

Turn ON/OFF the GPS function. ON / OFF

When switch OFF the power, global positioning data is stored in the unit. This item is to decide to keep the data until the unit receives GPS signal after power ON.

HOLD: Use (record) stored data.

CLEAR: Clear the data, and record “0” until GPS signal can be received.

MENU INITIALIZE Restore the product to factory default condition. ---

MAINTENANCE screen

Menu item

UPDATE

Description

Perform firmware update

(Visit firmware download website at http://panasonic.biz/sav/pass_e)

ACTIVATE Activate optional features.

DIAGNOSTIC screen

Menu item Description

VERSION

OPERATION

Display firmware versions etc.

Display power ON times in Hours.

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AREA SELECT menu (OPTION MENU: press “Backlight” + “MENU”)

Menu Item Description Setting (factory default)

AREA SELECT

Change certain menu items such as REC FORMAT, HEAD

ROOM etc. by area setting. See the table below for the details.

NTSC / NTSC(J) / PAL

Items

LINE&FREQ

REC FORMAT

SETUP

HEADROOM

Date display

TIME ZONE

NTSC

1080-59.94i

AVC-I100/60i

7.5%A

20dB m/d/y

+0:00

AREA SELECT menu

NTSC(J)

1080-59.94i

AVC-I100/60i

0%

20dB y/m/d

+9:00

PAL

1080-50i

AVC-I100/50i

0%

18dB d/m/y

+0:00

AWB PRE CONTROL menu (OPTION MENU: press “Backlight” + “MENU”)

Menu Item Description Setting (factory default)

R GAIN

B GAIN

Adjust color temperature at preset 3200K of R-Channel.

Adjust color temperature at preset 3200K of B-Channel.

-400 – 0 – 400

-400 – 0 – 400

G AXIS Adjust color temperature at preset 3200K of G-Channel.

CAM REMOTE ADJ menu (OPTION MENU: press “Backlight” + “MENU”)

-400 – 0 – 400

Menu Item Description Setting (factory default)

FOCUS ADJ.

IRIS ADJ.

Adjust characteristic of focus control of wired remote terminal.

Adjust characteristic of iris control of wired remote terminal.

-20 – 0 – 20

-20 – 0 – 20

ZOOM ADJ. Adjust characteristic of zoom control of wired remote terminal. -20 – 0 – 20

LCD SUB BRIGHTNESS menu (OPTION MENU: press “Backlight” + “MENU”)

Menu Item Description Setting (factory default)

R OFFSET Adjust brightness of R-channel of the built-in LCD monitor. 0 – 22 – 31

G OFFSET

B OFFSET

Adjust brightness of G-channel of the built-in LCD monitor.

Adjust brightness of B-channel of the built-in LCD monitor.

0 – 4 – 31

0 – 18 – 31

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ENG SECURITY menu (OPTION MENU: press “Backlight” + “MENU”)

Menu Item Description Setting (factory default)

ENG SECURITY

Turn ON/OFF menu open restriction. Only USER MENU can become open once turn ON. Ask your dealer how to unlock it.

ON / OFF

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1. USER button layout

Selected 34 functions can be assigned to the eight USER buttons.

USER 3-6

USER 1-2

USER 8

USER 7

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2. USER assignable functions

Item

INHIBIT Assign no function

Effect

SCENE FILE SEL Select scene files

LEVEL GAUGE

LEVEL GAUGE RESET

WFM

D.ZOOM

Turn ON/OFF level gauge display

Set current vertical and horizontal level to zero on the level gauge.

Keep press the USER button to clear.

Turn ON/OFF waveform monitor display.

Display type can be selected from MAIN MENU > SW MODE > WFM MODE

Enable digital zoom (x2, x5, x10)

DRS Turn ON/OFF dynamic range stretcher

FBC

S.GAIN

1S.EXP.

ATW

ATW LOCK

SPOTLIGHT

Turn ON/OFF flash-band compensation

Turn ON/OFF super gain (higher than 24dB) mode

Gain value can be selected from MAIN MENU > SW MODE > SUPER GAIN

Turn ON/OFF long time (1 second) exposure function.

Turn ON/OFF auto tracking white balance adjustment

Fix white balance while auto tracking white balance control (ATW) is working.

Press the USER button again to release its fixing.

Set auto iris control to “spot light (when subject is flooded with light)” mode.

BACKLIGHT

BLACKFADE

WHITEFADE

Set auto iris control to “back light (when subject is lit from behind)” mode.

Perform fading out image to black.

Perform fading out image to white.

Set reference (target) level of auto iris control. While this function is ON, the auto iris level can be adjusted with the iris ring. (A.IRIS LEVEL value displays nearby F number indicator.)

A.IRIS LEVEL

IRIS

Y GET

FOCUS ASSIST

FOCUS MACRO

Select iris control mode (auto/manual).

Turn ON/OFF spot-meter function. While this function is ON, a white box appears at the center part of the EVF as a measuring point indicator.

Turn ON/OFF focus assist (EXPAND, EDGE PEAKING) function.

Type of assist can be selected from MAIN MENU > SW MODE > FOCUS ASSIST MODE

Turn ON/OFF macro focus mode. Effective range (Wide-end only or All zoom range) can be selected from MAIN MENU > SW MODE > MACRO MODE

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2. USER assignable functions (continued)

Item Effect

OIS Turn ON/OFF optical image stabilizer (OIS).

FAST ZOOM

Turn ON/OFF a function increases servo zoom speed. To use this function with handle zoom button, set a speed control switch to “VAR”.

Note: When this function is turned ON, motor’s operation sound becomes louder, and may be audible and recorded.

ZEBRA Show/hide ZEBRA indicator and marker.

EVF ON/OFF

PRE REC

TEXT MEMO

Turn ON/OFF viewfinder image

Turn ON/OFF the pre-record mode. This mode allows the camera to start recording video and audio approx. 3 seconds in the HD mode, 7 seconds in the SDTV mode before the

REC/PAUSE button is pressed.

Leave TEXT MEMO to clips.

SHOT MARK Leave SHOT MARK to clips.

DEL LAST CLIP

USB MODE

Delete the last recorded clip from the microP2 card.

SLOT SEL

Select microP2 card slot to be recorded. It only works when two micro P2cards are mounted to both slots.

AUDIO MON SEL

REC CHECK

While keep pressing the USER button, change audio output (*) channel from CH1/2 to

CH3/4. * From Headphones out, built-in speaker, and HDMI terminal

Play last 3 seconds of the last recorded clip on the microP2 card. Plays last 10 seconds when keep press the USER button.

BACKGR REC PAUSE

Pause recording on SLOT2 when background record mode (see P.43) performed, stop background recording when keep press the USER button for 5 seconds.

Turn ON/OFF USB connection mode.

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Revision history

Date

Mar 2016 The first edition issued

July 2016

Comments

Added explanations and figures for some scene file controls.

Document Ver.

V1.00E

V1.01E

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