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FOCUS
FS-T2001 Media Recorder
User Manual
April 2013
Rev 1.9
13530
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Legal Notices
Contacting VITEC
USA
Office Hours
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00PM (Pacific Time)
Email
http://www.vitecmm.com/support/
Telephone
+1 650 230 2429
Fax
+1 408 739 1706
Address
VITEC Inc.
931 Benecia Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA. 94085
Web
www.vitecmm.com
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00PM
Email
techsupport@como.com
Telephone
+49 43078358 58
+49 43078358 99
Fax
Address
COMO GmbH
Lise-Meitner-Str. 15
24223 Schwentinental/ Germany
Web
www.vitecmm.com
Serial Number
The serial number for this equipment is located on the base of the unit.
Please record this serial number and keep it in a secure area.
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Regulations and Safety
FS-T2001 complies with the following standards and country
regulations:
USA
FCC Part 15 Class A
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
European Union
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2 Class A & EN 61000-3-3
EN 55022 Class A
WEEE
RoHS 2
Australia and New Zealand
N11765 - AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
Japan
VCCI Class A
Canada
ICES-003 Class A
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Documentation
Read, Retain, and Follow Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before
the product is operated.
 Retain Documentation
Place documentation in a secure place for future reference on
operating and safety instructions.
 Follow All Operating and Safety Instructions
 Pay Attention to All Warnings.
Warnings are provided to protect the operator, the equipment, and
content.
Symbols Used in FS-T2001 Documentation
Caution
This symbol indicates important operating or maintenance
(servicing) information that the user should read and
understand.
Note
This symbol indicates supplementary information about
features, functions, or operations that may be of interest
to the user.
Precautions
SxS Card insertion
SxS card must be inserted with labels facing FS-T2001 slot
name A or B. DO NOT FORCE while inserting the SxS card
in its slot. Damages may occur.
Do Not Expose to Moisture
Do not use this product near water or in an environment where
it is exposed to dampness or there is the possibility of it getting
wet.
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Do Not Remove Cover
There are No User Serviceable Parts inside this unit. Servicing
should be done by qualified service personnel.
Lithium battery inside (clock):
CAUTION - Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an
incorrect type -
Operating Environment
Avoid moisture, dust, extreme heat or cold.
Power Sources
Use only power sources that match those indicated on the
marking label. If unsure of the type of power supply that is
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
Accessories and Replacement Parts
Use only attachments and accessories recommended by VITEC.
Use only replacement parts specified by VITEC or of comparable
quality and characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitution of parts can result in loss of warranty.
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Contents
Table of Contents
LEGAL ......................................................................................................................................... III
CONTACTING VITEC................................................................................................................. IV
SERIAL NUMBER ....................................................................................................................... IV
REGULATIONS AND SAFETY ......................................................................................................... V
Documentation ............................................................................................................... vi
Precautions ..................................................................................................................... vi
Accessories and Replacement Parts ............................................................................. vii
TABLE OF CONTENTS ..............................................................................................................VIII
INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................... 1
FEATURES ................................................................................................................................. 2
UNPACKING .............................................................................................................................. 3
Missing or Damaged Components ................................................................................. 3
QUICK START .............................................................................................................................. 4
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND CONTROLS ....................................................................................... 4
Front View – Controls ...................................................................................................... 4
Rear View – Connections ................................................................................................ 5
Connecting FS-T2001 to Camera's HD-SDI Port............................................................. 6
INSERTING AND REMOVING SXS MEDIA ....................................................................................... 6
Inserting SxS Media Into FS-T2001 ................................................................................. 6
Removing SxS Media from FS-T2001 ............................................................................. 6
POWERING FS-T2001 ............................................................................................................... 7
THE FS-T2001 SCREEN DISPLAY .................................................................................................. 7
Home screen .................................................................................................................... 7
Thumbnail screen ............................................................................................................ 8
Menu screens ................................................................................................................... 9
THE FS-T2001 OPERATION MODES.......................................................................................... 10
THE FS-T2001 MENU CONTROLS............................................................................................. 10
BASIC FS-T2001 SETUP ........................................................................................................... 12
Settings........................................................................................................................... 12
Operation Menu Setup .................................................................................................. 12
RECORDING ............................................................................................................................ 16
Clip Thumbnails and List ............................................................................................... 16
STOP RECORDING .................................................................................................................... 17
PLAYBACK RECORDING ............................................................................................................. 17
Selecting a Clip by its Thumbnail .................................................................................. 19
Playback Trick Modes .................................................................................................... 19
UTILIZING FS-T2001’S SXS RECORDED CLIPS IN OTHER DEVICES ................................................... 20
UTILIZING FS-T2001’S SXS RECORDED CLIPS ON A COMPUTER ..................................................... 20
ACCESSING FS-T2001'S CLIPS FROM A COMPUTER ..................................................................... 22
FS-T2001 MENUS ..................................................................................................................... 27
OPERATIONS MENU ............................................................................................................. 27
MODE ............................................................................................................................. 28
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CONTROL ........................................................................................................................ 28
FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... 29
REC MODE ...................................................................................................................... 29
REC MEDIA ..................................................................................................................... 30
REC FORMAT .................................................................................................................. 30
PSF .................................................................................................................................. 31
HQ 1080i ........................................................................................................................ 31
TIMECODE ...................................................................................................................... 31
USERBITS ........................................................................................................................ 32
REC AUDIO ..................................................................................................................... 32
TC SUPER ........................................................................................................................ 32
VIDEO OUTPUT .............................................................................................................. 33
AUDIO MONITOR ........................................................................................................... 33
SETUP MENU ........................................................................................................................ 34
NTP ................................................................................................................................. 36
DATE ............................................................................................................................... 36
TIME ............................................................................................................................... 36
TIME ZONE ..................................................................................................................... 36
DST ADJUST .................................................................................................................... 36
LCD.................................................................................................................................. 37
LCD BRIGHT .................................................................................................................... 37
KEY BRIGHT .................................................................................................................... 37
KEY CLICKS ...................................................................................................................... 37
ORIENTATION ................................................................................................................ 37
ALARM ............................................................................................................................ 37
TAKE NUMBER ............................................................................................................... 37
TAKE PREFIX ................................................................................................................... 38
TC SET ............................................................................................................................. 38
UB SET ............................................................................................................................ 38
TC MODE ........................................................................................................................ 38
RETRO CACHE ................................................................................................................ 39
PLAY MODE .................................................................................................................... 39
NETWORK ...................................................................................................................... 39
IP ADDRESS .................................................................................................................... 39
IP MASK .......................................................................................................................... 39
BROADCAST ................................................................................................................... 39
GATEWAY ....................................................................................................................... 39
NAME SERVER................................................................................................................ 40
MAC ADD ....................................................................................................................... 40
SERVER ........................................................................................................................... 40
SVR P/W ......................................................................................................................... 40
HSTNAME ....................................................................................................................... 40
WORKGROUP ................................................................................................................. 40
UTILITIES MENU ................................................................................................................... 41
COPY / CLONE CARD ...................................................................................................... 41
FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... 41
UPGRADE ....................................................................................................................... 42
DELETE CLIP.................................................................................................................... 42
REPAIR CLIP .................................................................................................................... 42
SYSTEM RESET ............................................................................................................... 43
DIAGNOSTIC ................................................................................................................... 43
VERSION ......................................................................................................................... 43
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................... 44
COMPLIANCE .......................................................................................................................... 44
ENVIRONMENT........................................................................................................................ 44
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION ............................................................................................................ 44
Connections ................................................................................................................... 44
Controls .......................................................................................................................... 45
Media Slot ...................................................................................................................... 45
Storage ........................................................................................................................... 45
Status Display ................................................................................................................ 45
POWER .................................................................................................................................. 45
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT ....................................................................................................... 45
SUPPORTED INPUT, O UTPUT AND RECORDING FORMATS ............................................................. 46
Supported Input Format (SD/HD-SDI) .......................................................................... 46
Supported Output Format (SD/HD-SDI / HDMI) .......................................................... 46
Supported Record Formats ........................................................................................... 46
WARRANTY ............................................................................................................................... 48
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Introduction
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Focus FS-T2001 Media Recorder. The
FS-T2001 is a desktop XDCAM EX/HD made for use with SD/HD-SDI
capable devices, such as HDCAM and XDCAM HD camcorders,
allowing them to take advantage of XDCAM EX/HD workflow. FST2001 records to removable SxS cards or internal 250GB hard drive in
the XDCAM EX/HD (35Mb/s 1080i/720p and 25Mb/s 1080i), XDCAM
HD422 format (HD422 50Mb/s 1080i/720p).
The unit can be powered by a DC power source as well as by an
external battery (BP-U in desktop configuration).
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Features
 Record XDCAM Video on SxS Solid-State Recording Media or on
the internal hard drive. Check the Focus FS-T2001 product page
(www.vitecmm.com) for the latest list of qualified media.
 Record in industry standard XDCAM HD422 (50Mbit/s MXF)
directory structure ensuring best in class video quality.
 Record in industry standard XDCAM EX directory structure
including HQ (35Mbps) and SP (25Mbps) modes ensuring
maximum compatibility
 Record upscaled SD-SDI input in any of the available XDCAM
EX/HD format.
 Save on SxS (2 slots available, Media A-B) or on the internal
250GB Hard Drive (Media C).
 Use the FS-T2001 to playback and preview clips on a HD-SDI /
HDMI monitor or on its front panel LCD.
 Control SDI video input on the front panel LCD.
 View menus, thumbnails and playback on the built-in 2.4” color
LCD display, from any angle
 Control the FS-T2001 quickly and easily using the intuitive menu
structure
 Never miss a shot with retro-cache recording (up to 10 seconds)
 Connect to a wide array of cameras (input) and monitors (output)
using the HD-SDI I/O, HDMI output or Composite output.
 Mount SxS cards to a computer (slave mode) and connect
accessories (host mode) using USB ports.
 Retrieve your recorded clips through SMB/FTP using the fast
1Gbps Ethernet connection.
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Unpacking
Verify that the FS-T2001 has the following items:
- FS-T2001 Media Recorder Unit
- Neoprene protective case for transport
- User Guide
Battery or Power Source Required
The FS-T2001 requires a battery or power source, such as
Sony BP-U battery or DC12V 4-pin XLR power supply. These
items are sold separately.
See the VITEC website for qualified devices.
Missing or Damaged Components
If there are missing or damaged items, contact VITEC Support for
assistance (refer to Warranty section).
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Quick Start
Physical Description and Controls
Front View – Controls
Color LCD Display
2.5", 240x320
Menu, Status, Preview and Clip
Thumbnail
Power Button
Control Buttons
(Play/Pause, Stop, Rec)
with REC/PLAY activity LEDs
SxS/Express Card Slot A
Home/Menu Button
Thumbnail Button
SxS/Express Card Slot B
OK / Preview button
Scroll-wheel with external 4
axis buttons.
Speaker
Provides warning sound and
feedback during menu navigation.
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Rear View – Connections
Computer USB Port
(mini USB)
Audio out (Jack)
2x Ch. Unbalanced
Audio out (RCA)
HDMI output(HDMI)
Host / Accessory USB
Port (USB Type A)
CVBS output (BNC)
IEEE 1394
SDI output (BNC)
Gigabit Ethernet
(RJ45)
SDI input (BNC)
Power: 4-pin XLR DC
input (11-17V)
Battery BP-U Mount location
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Connecting FS-T2001 to Camera's HD-SDI Port
To connect the camera and FS-T2001, follow these steps:
1. Locate the HD-SDI port on the camcorder.
Ensure that the HD-SDI output port on the camera is enabled
and outputting a valid SD/HD signal. Refer to the
camcorder's user manual for additional information.
2. Connect one end of the BNC cable to the camera's HD-SDI
output port.
3. Connect the other end of the BNC cable to the HD-SDI input
port on the FS-T2001.
Inserting and Removing SxS Media
Inserting SxS Media Into FS-T2001
FS-T2001 is compatible with SxS media. Check the Focus FST2001 product page (http://www.vitecmm.com) for the latest list of
qualified media. SxS media can be inserted into the FS-T2001's
Express Card slot A and B. If being used for recording, make sure
the SxS card's write protection feature is switched off.
To insert SxS Media into FS-T2001, follow these steps:
1. Remove the SxS dust cover by lifting it from the lip
2. Insert the SxS card.
The card is keyed so that it will only insert in the correct
orientation. Never force the card into the slot.
3. Replace the dust cover.
Removing SxS Media from FS-T2001
To remove SxS media from FS-T2001, follow these steps:
1. Remove the SxS dust cover by lifting it from the lip.
2. Check the Media status then release the SxS card.
Press on it firmly and release. The card disengages and
springs forward.
3. Grasp the card and pull it from the unit.
4. Replace the dust cover.
Safely Ejecting SxS Media
It is necessary to safely eject SxS media in order to avoid
possible corruption of content on the card. To safely eject a
card, please refer to the Media Status information as detailed on
next page.
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Powering FS-T2001
Start FS-T2001 unit by pressing the power button. The FS-T2001
LCD boot-up screen immediately appears and, after complete boot
up, the HOME screen appears.
To shut down the unit, press the power button for about 3 seconds.
The FS-T2001 screen display
Home screen
The Home screen displays the configuration and media status of the
FS-T2001 unit.
Status
Record File Type
Record Mode
Input format
TC/counter display
C- 0002
 STOP
FST_0128
MXF
HD422 – 50Mb/s
TC 1920x1080i/60
00:18:00:08
SD C E
Record time
remaining on media
and media status display
Volume Label and
Track Number of clip
Clip name
A: 50 min
B: Lock
C: 180 min
P
Mode indicator
Input
Media Status
A/B/C respectively corresponds to the SxS Slot A / SxS Slot B and the internal
Hard Drive.
Media which are not in use are dimmed (the remaining media is the one used
for the current or next recording)
In front of each of those drive letters, an icon indicates the media status:
SxS card cannot be used for recording (either it is formatted in an
incompatible file format or it is write protected).
SxS and HDD are ready to use. For SxS cards, this logo indicates
that cards can be safely removed.
Media is in use that should not be removed (SxS). The unit should
not be turned off if this logo appears.
Remaining recording time is provided for each media. If “LOCK” appears next
to A/B, it indicates that the SxS card is write protected.
Timecode / User Bit Display / Headphone Level Options
Using the scroll wheel during record/playback/stop, it is possible to cycle
through the different timecode / user bit modes and Headphone Level options:
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COUNTER:
Displays current clip duration starting from 00:00:00:00. Detected stream type
is displayed above the TC counter
TC:
Displays source TC being recorded in the stream (EXT TC timecode mode
must be selected). Detected stream type is displayed above the TC counter
USER BIT:
Displays current user bit setting in the stream.
Detected stream type is displayed above the TC counter
Set Headphone Level / Battery Level:
By pressing OK in this screen, user can modify the Headphone level with the
wheel.
Battery Level can be reviewed (if connected to a DC power supply, the
displayed info is not valid).
Mode Indicator
Provide information of the current FS-T2001 configuration
SD: Output playback resolution is set to SD (please refer to VIDEO OUT
setting in OPERATION menu)
C: Retro cache recording is activated (please refer to REC MODE setting
in OPERATION menu)
E: External Start/Stop recording synchronization is activated (please refer
to CONTROL MODE setting in OPERATION menu)
P: PsF mode is activated (please refer to PSF setting in OPERATION
menu)
Thumbnail screen
The thumbnail screen is accessible using the THUMBNAIL button. It
displays recorded clips from media A, B and C.
Clip Name
Clip Thumbnail
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FST_0001
MXF
00:08:01:18
00:40:16:18
C-001
FST_0002
MP4
01:18:01:18
00:52:14:18
C-002
FST_0001
MP4
00:18:01:18
00:5816:18
A-001
FST_0001
MP4
00:40:01:00
00:00:23:04
A-002
Clip format and
location on media
Start Timecode
and clip duration
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Quick Access to A, B or C media
Direct access to the clips located on A, B or C can be achieved using the
Left/Right buttons around the scrollwheel or by taping the thumbnail
button.
Copied/cloned card on C can also be retrieved using this solution.
Menu screens
Menus can be accessed using the HOME button.
FS-T2001 has three separate menus : OPERATION, SETUP and
UTILITIES.
Navigating inside the menus is performed using the 4 axis buttons
or scrollwheel. The selection is achieved using the OK button inside
the scrollwheel.
To exit menu screens, use the Left or HOME button to return to the
HOME screen.
MENUS
SETUP
SETUP
OPERATION
SETUP
OK or Right
DATE
11/22/2012
TIME
UTILITIES
TIMEZONE
DST ADJUST
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The FS-T2001 Operation Modes
The FS-T2001can be used in either vertical or horizontal (desktop)
position.
The unit can automatically detect its orientation and displays the LCD
screen accordingly (portrait or landscape mode).
The FS-T2001 Menu Controls
The FS-T2001 offers 5 main control buttons
 REC button to start a recording. To select the media on which the
clip will be recorded, use the 9 o’clock button (Auto, A-B or A, B,
C only).
 STOP button to stop a record/playback.
After a single STOP press during playback, on next play, playback
will resume. Resume function can be disabled by pressing the
STOP button twice.
 PLAY/PAUSE button to start or pause a playback.
Used during recording, record will pause until the PLAY/PAUSE
button is pressed again.
 HOME button to access or exit FS-T2001 menus.
 THUMBNAIL button to access the clip list. To exit, press the HOME
button.
To quickly access clips on drive A,B or C either press the
THUMBNAIL button several times or the 3’oclock (A > B > C)
around the scroll wheel.
FS-T2001 offers a scroll wheel with a center button as well as 4-axis
buttons.
 SCROLLWHEEL is mainly used to scroll quickly within a clip list.
It can also be used to navigate into menus and modify a setting
value.
While in the HOME screen, it can also be used to circle through the
different HOME screen views (Timecode / User Bit Display /
Headphone Level Options).
 OK button is used to validate a choice.
It can also be used to quickly display the playback preview or the
live SDI video input on the front LCD panel.
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 4-axis buttons - Left/Right/Up/Down
o In Menus, it is possible to navigate (Up/Down) and
Enter/Exit a menu setting using respectively the 12/6 or
3/9 o’clock buttons.
o In Home Screen, it is possible to select the next media to
be recorded on as well as the next clip for playback.
 Select media for record: 9 o’clock button
select the media on which next clips will be
recorded (Auto, A-B, or A/B/C only).
 Select media for playback: 3 o’clock button
can select A, B or C media for playback.
 Select clip for playback: 12/6 o’clock
buttons can be used to select the clip from a
specific drive location (respectively
decrement or increment selected clip
number)
Previous
Clip
Select
Record
media
Select
Playback
Media
Next Clip
o
During playback, it is possible to navigate within a clip:
3/9 o’clock buttons allows to Fast Forward/Rewind and
12/6 o’clock buttons allows to skip to the next/previous
clip.
O
K
Portrait/Landscape 4-axis buttons behavior
Buttons follow the orientation of the device so that Left/Right
and Up/Down directions are always respected.
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Basic FS-T2001 Setup
Settings
FS-T2001's menu settings are retained on FS-T2001 even through
power cycles.
Set Date and Time
Prior to utilizing FS-T2001, enter the menu and navigate to the
SETUP menu. From the SETUP menu, set FS-T2001's Date
and Time (as well as Time Zone and DST Adjust if desired).
Operation Menu Setup
OPERATION
MODE
REC/PLAY
CONTROL
NORMAL
FORMAT
FAT/MP4
REC MODE
NORMAL
REC MEDIA
AUTO
REC FORMAT
HQ MODE
PSF
OFF
The FS-T2001 OPERATION menu
provides the basic settings for unit
operation. The most common unit
settings are found in this menu.
Use the scroll-wheel or Up/Down
buttons to move in the Operations
menu.
Set Control Mode
There are three CONTROL modes available:

NORMAL - Control the FS-T2001 from its front panel.
Ancillary record data and timecode start/stop in the
SD/HD-SDI input stream is ignored.

EXTERNAL - The FS-T2001 receives Record and Stop
triggers from ancillary data in the SD/HD-SDI input
stream. This assumes a source that supports ancillary data
is being used.

TC BREAK - The FS-T2001 monitor's embedded
timecode in the SD/HD-SDI input stream. When a
camera is set to REC-RUN TC mode, recording will
begin on FS-T2001 when timecode is incrementing.
When timecode stops, the recording stops.
NOTE: When this mode is being used, before connecting
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FS-T2001 to the camera, make sure the camera is set to
REC-RUN mode and not recording.
While in EXTERNAL or TC BREAK mode, the
home screen will show the following logo:
E
Set Format Mode
Two formats options are available depending on your XDCAM
workflow:

FAT/MP4: For XDCAM EX workflow. In this mode, HQ
and SP recording are stored in MP4 format.
- SxS cards must be formatted in FAT32.
- HD422 recording is not available in this mode.
- Upper file size limit is 4GB
- Internal Hard Drive has an UDF Sony file structure. MP4 clips
are available in Userdata/Vitec-FS/Live/ directory.

UDF/MXF: For XDCAM HD/HD422 workflow. In this
mode, HD422, HQ / SP are stored in MXF format.
- SxS cards must be formatted in UDF.
- Upper file size limit is 20GB
Set Record Mode

NORMAL - In normal record mode, FS-T2001 begins
recording immediately when triggered.

RETRO CACHE - Retro Cache mode continuously
records a constant video loop in the FS-T2001’s RAM.
The length of the video loop can be preset in one-second
intervals, up to 10 seconds. Once record is triggered, the
cached content is added to the beginning of the recording.
See SETUP for presetting the desired retro cache
duration.
Set Record Media Mode

AUTO: In this mode, the record will happen on media A
then B, then C. Seamless record is not ensured from B to
C media.
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


A-B: Recordings only happen on SxS cards. If SxS card B
is full and a new SxS card has been inserted in slot A, the
recording will continue on slot A.
A: Recordings only happen on SxS cards slot A.
B: Recordings only happen on SxS cards slot B.
C: Recordings only happen on the internal 250GB Hard
Drive.
Safely remove your media
In order not to corrupt your media, remember to remove it only
when the media status is green.
 STOP
C- 002
HD422 - 50Mb/s
MXF
TC 1920x1080i/60
FST_002
00:00:00:00
OK to remove
Not OK to remove
A: 50 min
B: 20 min
C: 180 min
SDI
Media in use
Media used for current or following recording is highlighted.
Media is available when its media status is green.
Set Record Format Mode
Four REC FORMAT options are available:

HD422 MODE – Sets the record bit rate to 50Mbit/s in
4:2:2 color sampling mode (422P@HL). Recording mode
is in XDCAM HD422.
This mode only appears if RECORD MODE is set to
UDF/MXF.

HQ MODE - Sets the record bit rate to 35Mb/s (MP@HL)
recording mode in the XDCAM EX format.

SP MODE - Sets the record bit rate to 25Mb/s (MP@H14) recording mode in the XDCAM EX format.
This mode only appears if RECORD MODE is set to
FAT/MP4.
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Set 1080i Frame Size (HQ Mode Only)
Two HQ 1080i options are available:

1440 - Sets the HQ (35Mb/s) frame size to 1440x1080

1920 - Sets the HQ (35Mb/s) frame size to 1920x1080
Set Timecode Mode
Five TIMECODE options are available:

EXT TC - The timecode recorded comes from the RP188
timecode in the SD/HD-SDI input stream (Default TC
display mode)

FREE RUN - The timecode recorded comes from the
internal, constantly incrementing free run timecode
generator in the FS-T2001. It is possible to set the TC
value using the TC Set function in the setup menu.

REC-RUN - The timecode recorded comes from the
internal timecode generator in FS-T2001. Timecode only
increments when a recording is in process.
The first frame of a new recording will have a TC value
+1 from the previous recording.

REGEN - The timecode recorded comes from the internal
timecode generator on FS-T2001. Timecode only
increments when a recording is in process. The first
frame of a new recording will have a TC value +1 from
the last recording on the media.

CLOCK SET – The timecode is calculated from the FST2001 time clock.
FREE RUN, REC-RUN, REGEN and CLOCK SET record
modes ignore the RP-188 timecode in the incoming SD/HDSDI stream. These modes are useful when the RP-188
timecode in the SD/HD-SDI stream is not desired or the source
does not support RP-188 timecode.
Set Audio Mode

There are three REC AUDIO options:
Ch 1/2 - When 2-channel audio recording is desired, this
setting records channels 1 and 2 of the embedded SDI audio
input.
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

Ch 3/4 - When 2-channel audio recording is desired, this
setting records channels 3 and 4 of the embedded SDI audio
input.
Ch 1/2/3/4 - When 4-channel audio recording is desired,
this setting records channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the embedded
SDI audio input. NOTE: 4-channel audio is for use with
HQ/HD422 modes only.
Recording
To begin recording, press the REC button from any screen or use the
EXTERNAL or TC BREAK trigger as defined in “Set Control Mode”.
The FS-T2001 home screen displays the following screen:
C- 0002
REC
FST_0128
MXF
HD422 – 50Mb/s
TC 1920x1080i/60
00:18:00:08
A: 50 min
B: Lock
C: 180 min
The name and track number counters increment when recording is in
process. Available record time on the inserted media is also updated as
recording proceeds.
Pausing/Splitting a record
To pause a record, press the Play/Pause button while in record
To split a record, press the Record button while in record.
Clip Thumbnails and List
The FS-T2001 provides a screen to review clips available on each of the
media. It may be used to select clips for playback.
To view clip thumbnails, press the FS-T2001 THUMBNAIL key while
in the home screen.
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 Use the scroll wheel to select between different clips.
 Press the THUMBNAIL key or 3/9 o’clock buttons to directly
access clips recorded on A, B or C drive.
For more information, refer to section “Selecting a Clip by its
Thumbnail” on page 19.
Stop Recording
Press either the camera’s record trigger or the FS-T2001's Stop button
().
C- 0002
 STOP
FST_0128
MXF
HD422 – 50Mb/s
TC 1920x1080i/60
00:00:00:00
A: 50 min
B: Lock
C: 180 min
The recording is represented as a single clip even if several files have
been created onto the SxS cards or Hard Drive (4GB file limit in FAT).
Playback Recording
The FS-T2001 provides the ability to playback video simultaneously to
its SD/HD-SDI and HDMI output. At the same time, the video can be
displayed on FS-T2001 LCD screen.
Playback of SD clips
If a clip is downscaled in SD for playback (or if the clip has been
recorded in standard definition – future DV support) , the video
is displayed on the SDI output as well as on the Composite
output.
To preview a video clip, connect the FS-T2001 through its SD/HD-SDI,
HDMI port to a camera or SD/HD-SDI, HDMI display device. The
camera must support SD/HD-SDI, HDMI input and preview functions.
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To playback and output a clip from FS-T2001's SD/HD-SDI, HDMI
port:
1. On the Home screen, select the clip to playback by its Volume
Label and Track Number or by its Clip Name
Use up/down buttons to list the available clips stored on the FST2001.
Use the right button to change of media (A, B, C)
Previous
Clip
Select
Playback
Media
Next
Clip
A-XXX , B-XXX, C-XXX,
Those clips numbers refer to clips respectively stored on the
card located in SxS Slot A / SxS Slot B or stored on the internal
hard drive.
YY-XXX
Those clips refer to clips copied from SxS card to the internal
hard drive
YY – refers to the SxS card copy number (clone)
XXX – refers to the clips from the YY SxS card copied.
Those clips are stored in UserData/Archives hard drive
directory.
2. When the clip is located, press the Play/Pause (/ I I) button.
Playback begins over the SD/HD-SDI and HDMI port.
3. To pause the playback, press the FS-T2001 Play/Pause (/ I I)
button.
4. If necessary, use the left/right buttons around the scroll wheel to
rewind/fast forward inside a clip.
5. Stop playback by pressing the FS-T2001 Stop () button.
Front LCD panel preview
Press OK button to activate/deactivate the preview.
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Selecting a Clip by its Thumbnail
1. Another method for selecting a clip to playback is to pick it from
list of clips that appear on the Thumbnail Preview menu.
2. Go to the Home menu.
3. Press the Thumbnail button.
4. A list of the video clips with thumbnails and clip information
appears. If there are no video clips, no list appears and the Home
menu remains displayed.
5. Locate the file using the Scroll-wheel. You can directly access to
a specific drive (A, B, C) by pressing the thumbnail button or the
left/right button.
6. Press the Play/Pause (/ I I ) to start playback.
7. Press Stop () to end playback and return to the Home screen.
Playback Trick Modes
During playback, using right/left buttons around the scroll wheel
respectively allow to Fast Forward / Rewind.
Using up/down buttons respectively allow seeking to previous or
next file.
O
K
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Utilizing FS-T2001’s SxS recorded clips in other
devices
Once a recording is complete, it is possible to remove the SxS card and
insert it into other XDCAM EX/HD devices.
Media compatibility is ensured with Sony XDCAM EX/HD camera in
FAT and UDF format (please review limitation for UDF below).
Ingest tool as XDCAM browser are also compatible with FAT and UDF
FS-T2001 formatted media (no limitation).
UDF limitation
FS-T2001 is able to read UDF2.5 formatted media from
Sony camera (play and copy clips).
Camera using UDF 2.5 file format will not be able to
read/write UDF formatted card from FS-T2001.
Utilizing FS-T2001’s SxS recorded clips on a
computer
Once a recording is complete, it is possible to remove the SxS card from
the FS-T2001 and mount it to a Mac or Windows computer system by
inserting it into an Express Card slot/reader or external SxS card reader.
Using XDCAM EX/HD Content on a Computer
It may be necessary to install SxS device drivers and applications that
support XDCAM EX/HD import/playback on your computer system.
Consult XDCAM EX/HD documentation for information on using
XDCAM EX/HD content on your computer system.
When the SxS card is inserted into a reader, the card mounts to the
computer as an external volume. An SxS card that has been formatted
and recorded by FS-T2001 is compatible with applications that support
XDCAM EX/HD.
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XDCAM EX
FS-T2001's directory is identical in structure to SxS cards used with
other XDCAM EX devices. When mounted to a computer, the FST2001 directory appears as:
XDCAM HD/HD422
FS-T2001's directory is identical in structure to SxS cards used with
other XDCAM HD/HD422 devices. When mounted to a computer, the
FS-T2001 directory appears as:
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Accessing FS-T2001's clips from a computer
Hard Drive directory Structure
Internal Hard Drive complies with the UDF Sony file structure layout.
 MXF Clips recorded directly onto the hard drive are stored in
Clip directory
 MP4 Clips recorded directly onto the hard drive are stored in
UserData/ Vitec-FS/Live/BPAV directory
 Copied Clips from SxS cards to the hard drive are stored in
UserData/Archives directory
Folder name has the following format YYYYMMDD-HHMMSSCardLabel
MXF clips recorded
on HDD
Copied cards
MP4 clips recorded
on HDD
Mount the unit onto a computer
FS-T2001 clips (SxS cards) can be accessed via a desktop computer
using a USB connection.
1. Use a mini-USB to USB Type A cable
2. Plug the Mini-USB plug into the FS-T2001 Mini-USB
connector.
3. Connect the USB Type-A connector to a computer
4. In OPERATION menu, set MODE to MEDIA.
5. SxS cards are now accessible (Read and Write).
Record while in MEDIA mode
Recordings are not possible while the unit is mounted to a
computer
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Accessing FS-T2001 clips located on Hard Drive via FTP
FS-T2001 clips stored on the internal hard drive can be accessed via
FTP. This access is recommended for file transfer better than for
mounting FS-T2001 as a network drive on a computer (refer to
Accessing FS-T2001 clips via SMB/CIFS section below).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Configure the Ethernet settings of the FS-T2001 in SETUP
menu.
Connect FS-T2001 to an Ethernet network and retrieve its IP
address (IP_address)
Enable the FTP access in the SETUP menu, SERVER setting
Set a password in SETUP, SVR P/W PASS setting. Default is
fst2
For MAC or Windows platform:
5. Use a FTP client on your computer such as Filezilla FTP
a. Enter Host name of the machine: it is the IP address
that can be found in IP ADDR setting.
b. Enter login: fst2
c. Enter Password : refer to 4.
6. Files are now accessible and can be downloaded locally on
your computer.
For Windows platform only:
5. In Explorer window, enter ftp://IP ADDR
6. Enter Login and password.
Login name is defined as fst2, password is user defined (please
see above).
7. Files are now accessible and can be downloaded locally on a
computer.
Accessing FS-T2001 clips via SMB/CIFS
FS-T2001 media (SxS cards and HDD) can be mounted as network
drives on a computer. This type of access is particularly interesting
when user wants to review clips or upload only a sequence from a clip
better than a full clip or directory using FTP. The section below
demonstrates how to map a network drive on MAC and Windows OS
but also retrieve clip using XDCAM browser..
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For MAC:
1. Refer to step 1 to 4 from previous section to connect and
enable the SAMBA server.
2. From the Finder application under MAC, select “Go To” then
“Connect to server”.
3. Enter “smb://” followed by the IP address or the HOSTNAME
of the recorder (can be found respectively in SETUP menu : IP
ADDR / HSTNAME).
4.
5.
Click to connect.
The computer will locate FS-T2001 and prompt to enter the
chosen login and password (default is fst2 / fst2).
FS-T2001 not detected on netwok
It is possible that FS-T2001 will not be visible on a network if
WORKGROUP setting does not match the actual configuration
of the network.
WORKGROUP setting can be modified in the SETUP menu.
6.
Once entered, user can select which media he wants to connect
to (Media A/B refers to SxS cards and Media C to the internal
HDD). Media A/B and C can be all selected at the same time.
7.
Network drives are now accessible and visible on the MAC
desktop.
Using XDCAM Browser, it is possible to import a full clip, a
part of a clip or just preview clips.
The image above shows how the HDD shows up using
XDCAM Browser under MAC platform.
8.
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For Windows platform:
1. Refer to step 1 to 4 from previous section to connect and
enable the SAMBA server.
2. Open an explorer window; select “Tools” then “Map Network
Drive”.
3. The window below opens. Select a network drive then either
browse for the unit on the network or directly enter:
“\\HOSTNAME\Media X”.
o HOSTNAME: Hostname of the devive can be found
in SETUP menu HSTNAME).
o Media X: Media X refers to the media the user wants
to connect to. X value must be replaced with either A,
B or C to respectively connect to the SxS card A / B
or the HDD.
4.
The computer locates FS-T2001 unit and prompts to enter the
chosen login and password (default is fst2 / fst2).
“Connect using a different login” may be used in case you are
logged with a different user name/password.
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5.
Network drive is now accessible and visible in the Windows
drives list (see below)
6.
Using XDCAM Browser, it is possible to import a full clip, a
part of a clip or just preview clips.
The image above shows how the HDD shows up using
XDCAM Browser under Windows platform.
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FS-T2001 Menus
OPERATIONS Menu
The FS-T2001 Operations menu contains the basic operation and
recording settings for the FS-T2001. This menu contains settings that
are frequently changed during normal FS-T2001 operation. It is also
designed to provide a snapshot of the current settings for key operation
modes. The Operations menu features the following settings:
Operation
Default
Options
MODE
REC/PLAY
REC/PLAY
MEDIA
CONTROL
NORMAL
NORMAL
EXTERNAL
TC BREAK
FORMAT
MP4/FAT
FAT/MP4, AVI
UDF/MXF
REC MODE
NORMAL
NORMAL
RETRO
REC MEDIA
AUTO
AUTO
A-B
A ONLY
B ONLY
C ONLY
REC FORMAT
HQ MODE
HD422
HQ MODE
SP MODE
PSF
AUTO
AUTO
ON
OFF
HQ 1080
1920
1920
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Operations
1440
TIMECODE
EXT TC
EXT TC
FREE RUN
REC RUN
REGEN
CLOCK SET
USERBITS
EXT UB
EXT UB
PRESET
REC AUDIO
CH 1/2
CH 1/2
CH 3/4
CH 1/2/3/4
TC SUPER
OFF
SIZE
POSITION
TRANSPARENCY
VIDEO
VIDEO OUTPUT
NATIVE
NATIVE
HD -> SD H CROP
HD -> SD H SQUEEZE
HD -> SD H LETTERBOX
AUDIO MON
CH 1/2
CH 1/2
CH 3/4
MODE
 REC/PLAY Set the FS-T2001 to recorder/player mode. In this
mode, the unit will record input video signals over SD/HD-SDI or
playback recorded content via SD/HD-SDI, HDMI.
 MEDIA - Sets FS-T2001 to external drive mode. In this mode, FST2001can be connected via USB to a computer for an easy retrieval
of the clips stored on the SxS cards. In this mode, cards can be read
and write. In order to remain compatible with XDCAM standard, it
is recommended to use Sony plugins to write back edited clips to
SxS cards.
CONTROL
 NORMAL – Use this setting to control the FS-T2001 from the unit's
front panel. Ancillary record trigger data in the SD/HD-SDI input
stream is ignored.
 EXTERNAL - Use this setting to control the FS-T2001 by receiving
record and stop triggers from ancillary data in the SD/HD-SDI
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input stream (assumes a source that supports ancillary data is being
utilized).
 TC BREAK control mode triggers the FS-T2001 from the camera
controls (using timecode breaks). FS-T2001 will start recording
record when the timecode is incrementing, and stop when it is
stalled.
The camera must support REC RUN or REGEN timecode and be
set to that mode. In addition, it may also require media to be
inserted and recorded to on the camera: consult the camera’s user
guide for further information. NOTE: When this mode is being
used, before connecting FS-T2001 to the camera, make sure the
camera is set to REC-RUN mode and not recording.
While in EXTERNAL or TC BREAK mode, the
home screen will show the following logo:
E
FORMAT
 FAT/MP4: For XDCAM EX workflow. In this mode, HQ and SP
recording are stored in MP4 format.
- SxS cards must be formatted in FAT32.
- HD422 recording is not available in this mode.
- Upper file size limit is 4GB
- Internal Hard Drive has an UDF file structure. MP4 clips are
available in Userdata/Vitec-FS/Live/ directory
 UDF/MXF: For XDCAM HD/HD422 workflow. In this mode,
HD422, HQ / SP recording are stored in MXF format.
- SxS cards must be formatted in UDF.
- Upper file size limit is 20GB
REC MODE
 NORMAL – In normal record mode, FS-T2001 begins recording
immediately when triggered.
 RETRO CACHE - In retro cache record mode, the FS-T2001 is
constantly in record mode, caching video to RAM in a loop on the
unit for a predetermined amount of time (set in one second
intervals, up to 10 seconds, in the setup menu). Once record is
triggered (in either normal or external control mode), the cached
content is added to the beginning of the recording.
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Operations
While retro cache mode, the home screen will
show the following logo:
C
REC MEDIA
 AUTO: In this mode, the record will seamlessly happen onto media
A then B. When A/B media are full or absent, the media C is used.
 A-B: Recordings only happen on SxS cards. If SxS card B is full
and a new SxS card has been inserted in slot A, the recording will
continue on slot A.
 A ONLY: Recordings only happen on SxS cards slot A.
 B ONLY: Recordings only happen on SxS cards slot B.
 C ONLY: Recordings only happen on the internal 250GB Hard
Drive.
REC MEDIA can also be set directly in the HOME menu using the 9
o’çlock button. Pressing the 9 o’clock will switch the targeted drive
selection.
If A,B or C ONLY options are selected, the media letter will be
highlighted. If AUTO is selected, A/B/C media letters will colored in
red for few seconds. If A-B is selected, only A/B media letters will be
colored.
REC FORMAT
 HD422 MODE – Sets the record bit rate to 50Mbit/s in 4:2:2 color
sampling mode (422P@HL). Recording mode is in XDCAM
HD422.
This mode only appears if RECORD MODE is set to UDF/MXF.
 HQ MODE – Sets the record bit rate to 35Mb/s (MP@HL) record
mode in the XDCAM EX format.
 SP MODE – Sets the record bit rate to 25Mb/s (MP@H-14) record
mode in the XDCAM EX format.
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Recording a SD-SDI input signal
In HD422 and HQ modes, if a SD-SDI video signal is
connected to FS-T2001, an automatic upscaling is performed
allowing to record the SD signal in 1080i50 (PAL input) or
1080i60 (NTSC input).
Refer to VIDEO OUTPUT setting in order to playback this
clip in SD.
PSF
 AUTO – Based on SDI ancillary data information, FS-T2001 will
automatically detect a PsF format and activate the segmented to
progressive conversion.
If the camera doesn’t provide the PsF flag, ON setting must be used
to ensure PsF stream compatibility.
 ON – While in record, FS-T2001 will activate a segmented to
progressive (inverse PsF) format conversion when a 108059.94i/50i/48i signal is detected.
While in playback, a progressive to segmented conversion (PsF)
will happen if a 1080p30/25/24 is file is detected.
 OFF – PsF / reverse PsF conversion will not be performed.
While in PsF mode, the home screen will show the
following logo:
P
HQ 1080i
 1440 - Sets the HQ (35Mb/s) frame size to 1440x1080
 1920 - Sets the HQ (35Mb/s) frame size to 1920x1080
TIMECODE
 EXT TC - The recorded timecode comes from the RP188 timecode
in the SD/HD-SDI input stream.
 FREE RUN - The timecode recorded comes from the internal,
constantly incrementing free run timecode generator in the
FS-T2001. It is possible to set the TC value using the TC Set
function in the setup menu.
 REC-RUN - The timecode recorded comes from the internal
timecode generator in FS-T2001. Timecode only increments when
a recording is in process. The first frame of a new recording will
have a TC value +1 from the previous recording.
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 REGEN - The timecode recorded comes from the internal timecode
generator on FS-T2001. Timecode only increments when a
recording is in process. The first frame of a new recording will
have a TC value +1 from the last recording on the media.
 CLOCK SET – The timecode is calculated from the FS-T2001 clock
time.
FREE RUN, REC-RUN, REGEN and CLOCK SET record modes
ignore the RP-188 timecode in the incoming SD/HD-SDI stream.
These modes are useful when the RP-188 timecode in the SD/HDSDI stream is not desired or the source does not support RP-188
timecode.
USERBITS
 EXT UB – Recorded UB comes from the SD/HD-SDI input stream.
 PRESET – Set recorded UB value to the UB Set in the setup menu.
REC AUDIO
 1/2 - When 2-channel audio recording is desired, this setting
records channels 1 and 2 of the embedded SDI audio input.
 3/4 - When 2-channel audio recording is desired, this setting
records channels 3 and 4 of the embedded SDI audio input.
 1/2/3/4 - When 4-channel audio recording is desired, this setting
records channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the embedded SDI audio input.
Note: 4-ch. audio is only possible
TC SUPER





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This setting can be used to superimpose the timecode value over the
front panel LCD (during preview/playback), HDMI or/and SDI
video output.
The following settings are available:
TC SUPER – On/Off to enable/disable the TC SUPER function.
SIZE – Three different sizes are available.
POSITION – The TC SUPER can be positioned at the top/center or
bottom of the video.
TRANSPARENCY – Transparency can be used to view the
background content.
VIDEO – TC SUPER can be displayed on the LCD, HDMI or SDI
output (any combination is available).
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VIDEO OUTPUT




This setting can be used to configure the playback in SD-SDI of a
XDCAM EX/HD clip.
NATIVE – SDI/HDMI outputs the resolution of the encoded clips.
No scaling is performed.
HD -> SD H CROP- In playback mode, the SDI outputs a horizontal
cropped downscaled version of the encoded clips. In this mode, the
Composite output is activated.
HD -> SD H SQUEEZE - In playback mode, the SDI outputs a
squeeze downscaled version of the encoded clips. In this mode, the
Composite output is activated.
HD -> SD H LETTERBOX - In playback mode, the SDI outputs an
horizontal cropped downscaled version of the encoded clips. In this
mode, the Composite output is activated.
Encoded clip
resolution
1080i59.94
1080i50
720p59.94
720p50
SDI Video Output
(NATIVE mode)
1080i59.94
1080i50
720p59.94
720p50
SDI Video Output
(HD->SD mode)
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
While in HD->SD output mode, the home screen
will display the following logo:
SD
AUDIO MONITOR
 CH 1/2 – Analog audio outputs (RCA and headphone) provide
CH1/2 audio.
 CH 3/4 - Analog audio outputs (RCA and headphone) provide
CH3/4 audio.
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Setup
SETUP Menu
The Setup menu contains the settings for date and time, usability,
timecode, retro cache and play mode. The Setup menu features the
following settings:
Operation
Default
Options/
NTP
DATE
N/A
08/05/12
TIME
10:24:00
TIME ZONE
UTC
UTC
Africa
America
Antarctica
Arctic
Asia
Atlantic
Australia
Europe
Indian
Pacific
DST ADJUST
AUTOMATIC
AUTOMATIC
STANDARD
ALTERNATE
LCD
ON
ON
AUTO
LCD BRIGHT
11
1 - 16
brightness levels
KEY BRIGHT
11
1 - 16
brightness levels
KEY CLICKS
ON
ON
OFF
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Operation
Default
Options
ORIENTATION
AUTO
AUTO
LANDSCAPE
PORTRAIT
ALARM
ON
ON
OFF
TAKE NUMBER
0001
0-9999
TAKE PREFIX
FST-
User Defined Upper/lower case
letters or numbers
TC SET
00:00:00:00
User defined.
UB SET
00:00:00:00
User defined.
TC MODE*
NON-DROP
DROP
NON-DROP
RETRO CACHE
5 SEC
0 – 10 seconds
User defined.
PLAY MODE
PLAY CLIP
PLAY CLIP
LOOP CLIP
PLAY ALL
LOOP ALL
NETWORK
DHCP
DHCP
MANUAL
IP ADDRESS
IP MASK
BRDCST
GATEWAY
NAMESVR
X.X.X.X
XXXXXX
X.X.X.X
X.X.X.X
X.X.X.X
MAC ADD
XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
SERVER
DISABLED
ENABLED
DISABLED
SRV P/W
fst2
User defined
HSTNAME
fst2_XXXX
User defined
WRKGRP
WORKGROUP
User defined
User defined if
MANUAL
parameter is set in
NETWORK
7.
* 60Hz record modes only
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Setup
NTP
If connected to an active network, date and time can by retrieved
using the Network Time Protocol (NTP). In such case select NTP to
set date and time automatically.
Timezone must be adjusted manually prior updating the
date/time via NTP.
DATE
Set the FS-T2001 system to the current date.
The date can be either entered manually or automatically.
TIME
Set the FS-T2001 system to the current time.
TIME ZONE
Select the time zone, where the FS-T2001 is to be used.
It is necessary to select the time zone where the FS-T2001 is to
operate so that other time features accurately display local time.
In addition, DST ADJUST, see below, depends on this setting.
Default is UTC, Universal Time Code.
To set the time zone:
1. Select geographical region, such as America or Asia.
2. Use the Scroll-wheel/4 axis buttons and OK button to locate
and pick a geographical region.
3. Selecting a region displays a list of cities in different time
zones within that region.
4. Use the Scroll-wheel to locate a city located in the same time
zone as the recording session.
5. Press the OK key.
The display returns to the SETUP menu.
DST ADJUST
This preference sets the daylight savings settings on FS-T2001 to
either adjust automatically (based on a set date) or based on
standard or alternative settings. There are three settings:
 AUTOMATIC - The FS-T2001 Series automatically adjusts to and
from daylight savings time. The TIME ZONE must be set to location
of operation.
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 STANDARD - Locks the FS-T2001 to Daylight Standard Time for
the location identified in TIME ZONE.
 ALTERNATE - Locks the FS-T2001 to Daylight Savings Time for
the location identified in TIME ZONE.
Using STANDARD or ALTERNATE
STANDARD and ALTERNATE are useful during a transition
between daylight standard and daylight savings times. Using
either setting for the day of the transition eliminates the
potential time-jump effects when the transition occurs.
LCD
Use to enable/disable the LCD backlight.
 ON - Permanently activates LCD backlight.
 AUTO - Automatic mode, the backlight lights when any key is
pressed and remains on for 10 seconds.
LCD BRIGHT
Use to set LCD backlight brightness on FS-T2001(1 – 16)..
KEY BRIGHT
Use to set the brightness of the FS-T2001 control keys and scroll
wheel (1 – 16 (brightest)).
KEY CLICKS
Enable/disable the FS-T2001 audible click sound feedback.
ORIENTATION
 AUTO - The LCD Display orientation is modified automatically.
 PORTRAIT - The LCD Display orientation is set to portrait.
 LANDSCAPE - The LCD Display orientation is set to landscape.
ALARM
Enable/disable the FS-T2001 audible alarm. The audible clicks
warn the user of low power.
TAKE NUMBER
Sets the second part (4-numeric) of clip names on FS-T2001.
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PPPPNNNN_01
Take number
EXAMPLE: FST_0001_01.MP4
Default is set to "0001".
TAKE PREFIX
Sets the first part (4-alphanumeric) of clip names on FS-T2001.
PPPPNNNN_01
Take prefix
EXAMPLE: FST-0001-01.MP4 s a clip name with TAKE
PREFIX = “FST_” and TAKE NUMBER = “0001”
Default is set to "FST-".
TC SET
Used to preset the TC (timecode) value on FS-T2001. This value is
available for use by the FS-T2001 immediately after exiting TC
SET.
This setting is applicable depending on the TIMECODE mode
selected in OPERATION menu:
 EXT TC – Preset TC value is not used.
 FREE RUN - Preset TC value continuously increments.
 REGEN - Preset TC value is not used.
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REC RUN – Preset TC value is used as the start value for a new
recording.
UB SET
Use to preset the UB (user bit) value for recordings.
TC MODE
Use to set the timecode mode to either DROP frame or NONDROP frame (60Hz mode only).
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When using EXT TC mode this setting has no effect.
RETRO CACHE
Use to set the retro cache record time between 1 and 10 seconds.
Default is 5 seconds.
PLAY MODE
 PLAY CLIP - Sets the current clip to play and then stop at the end of
the clip.
 LOOP CLIP - Sets the current clip to play until the end of the clip
and then immediately start playing the clip again in an endless loop.
 PLAY ALL - This mode plays all clips in order from start to finish.
 LOOP ALL - This mode plays all clips on the disk until the end and
then immediately starts playing from the first clip again in an
endless loop.
NETWORK
 DHCP – FS-T2001 will connect to network using DHCP protocol.
An IP address will be automatically provided by the server.
 MANUAL – User enters manually the network settings.
IP ADDRESS
 In DHCP mode – The IP address of the unit is displayed.
 In Manual mode – The desired IP address can be entered.
IP MASK
 In DHCP mode – The IP mask of the unit is displayed.
 In Manual mode – The desired IP mask can be entered.
BROADCAST
 In DHCP mode – The broadcast IP address of the unit is displayed.
 In Manual mode – The desired broadcast IP address can be
entered.
GATEWAY
 In DHCP mode – The gateway IP of the unit is displayed.
 In Manual mode – The desired gateway IP can be entered.
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NAME SERVER
 In DHCP mode – The name server is displayed.
 In Manual mode – The desired name server can be entered.
MAC ADD
Provide the Media Access Control address of the unit (MAC).
SERVER
FS-T2001 provides a FTP and SMB/CIFS access to its internal
Hard Drive (FTP and SMB/CIFS) and its SxS cards (SMB/CIFS
only). Use this parameter to activate or de-activate the access.
Login is set to fst2.
 Enabled
 Disabled
SVR P/W
 To configure server password (default is “fst2”).
HSTNAME
FS-T2001 Hostname which will be visible on the connected
network. Format used is fst2_xxxx where xxxx are the last 4 digits
of the MAC address.
WORKGROUP
To configure workgroup name. The WORKGROUP selected must
match the workgroup on which the FS-T2001 unit is connected.
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UTILITIES Menu
Operation
Comment
COPY/CLONE
CARD
Copy/clone from media to media.
FORMAT
Formats card.
Backup data before using.
UPGRADE
Upgrades the FS-T2001 software.
DELETE CLIP
Deletes and removes selected clip from unit.
No Undo.
REPAIR CLIP
To repair damaged clip.
SYSTEM RESET
Resets FS-T2001 to factory defaults.
DIAGNOSTIC
Provides data to assist Focus Technical Support in
diagnosing issues.
VERSION
Displays the current software version for the unit.
COPY / CLONE CARD
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Use this function to clone a SxS card to another SxS card or to the
Internal Hard Drive.
A to B – Clone content from SxS card - Slot A to SxS card - Slot B
B to A – Clone content from SxS card - Slot B to SxS card - Slot A
A to C – Clone content from SxS card - Slot A to Internal HDD
B to C – Clone content from SxS card - Slot A to Internal HDD
Copy of SxS cards to Internal HDD are located in
UserData/Archives directory
Copied clips of an SxS card can be played back by FS-T2001
Clips are indentified in home screen by the following volume and
track number:
XX-YYY XX: Copied SxS Card number, YYY: Clip number
FORMAT
Use this function to format the SxS media and erase any content on
the card. The default SxS directory structure is written to the card.
First, select your media to be formatted (A / B or C) as well as the
format type (UDF or FAT32 for SxS).
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Utilities
 FORMAT MEDIA – Select the media to be formatted (SxS Card A,
B or the internal Hard Drive) : A, B, C
 FORMAT TYPE – FAT32 or UDF format is available for SxS cards
 VOLUME LABEL – For SxS card, user can either choose to
preserve the volume name of its media (KEEP) or to erase it
(CLEAR).
Backup your content before Formatting SxS Card.
During formatting, a FORMATTING label will blink next to the
volume name being formatted.
Format SxS card accordingly to the FS-T2001 format type
If an inserted SxS Card format doesn’t match the selected
FS-T2001 file format selected (FAT/UDF), a white horizontal bar
will be displayed next to the volume name.
UPGRADE
Use this function to upgrade the FS-T2001 firmware.
1. Download the upgrade file from http://www.vitecmm.com.
2. Rename the file to “FST2.bin”. Copy the file to an SxS card.
3. Insert card in FS-T2001 and select UPGRADE.
4. Wait for the upgrade to complete then shut down the unit.
DELETE CLIP
This function allows to delete a single clip from a SxS card/HDD or
a complete archive from HDD. If a complete delete is required for
SxS cards, the format menu must be used.
To access to A,B,C-001 clip or YY archives on HDD, use the right
button next to the wheel. Use the wheel to select a specific clip on
A,B,C.
REPAIR CLIP
Use this function to repair a damaged clip located on a SxS card or
on the internal hard drive. The damaged clip must have been
recorded with the FS-T2001 (damaged clip could be the result of a
loss of power during a recording for example).
After entering this menu, user must select the clip to be repair then
press the OK button.
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MXF File repair
A MXF damaged file sometimes may result in a UDF formatted
card damaged. In such case, and even if the MXF file is repaired,
the SxS card will not mount onto a computer. It is then
recommended to clone the damaged card after the file repair.
The cloned SxS card will then mount correctly and the MXF file
will be recovered.
SYSTEM RESET
This function resets the FS-T2001 back to its factory default
settings.
DIAGNOSTIC
For VITEC technical support diagnostic.
VERSION
This function displays the current system firmware version.
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Compliance
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CE
FCC Part 15 ,Class A
C-Tick
VCCi
RoHS
Environment
 Operating Temperature: +32 to 104o F (0 to 40 o C)
 Storage Temperature: -4 to 140 o F (-20 to 60 o C)
 Humidity: 10-90% (relative humidity)
CAUTION: FS-T2001 can be used in hot environments.
The unit's enclosure can be hot to the touch during
operation in high temperatures.
Physical Description
Connections
 Computer/Accessory/Network I/F: USB 2.0 Type A (x 1) and
Mini USB (x1), RJ45 GigE (x1), Firewire/IEEE1394a (x1).
 SD/HD-SDI Input: BNC (x 1), 0.8Vp-p conforms to SMPTE
259M/292M
 SD/HD-SDI Output: BNC (x 1), 0.8Vp-p conforms to SMPTE
259M/292M
 HDMI Output: HDMI Type A connector (x1)
 Composite Output: BNC (x1), 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ohms
 Line Audio Output: RCA (x2)
 Headset Audio Output: Jack (x1)
 DC Power Input: 4-pin XLR (x 1). 11-17V DC and Sony BP-U
battery connection.
For more information, see Rear View – Connections on page 5.
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Controls
 Power and Recording
Buttons – push buttons with backlight LEDs for:
Power, Record, Stop, Play/Pause, Home, Thumbnail
For more information, see Front View – Controls on page 4.
 Menu Navigation
Scroll-wheel with 4-axis buttons and OK button.
For more information, see FS-T2001 Menu Controls on page
10.
Media Slot
 Dual SxS card slot with slot gasket cover.
Visit the VITEC website (www.vitecmm.com) to see the latest list
of qualified cards.
Storage
 250GB Internal Hard Drive (UDF formatted).
Status Display
 2.5”, 320x240 Color LCD Display
Power
 Power Consumption - Less than 20W (nominal).
 External DC Input - 11-17V (4-pin XLR).
Battery options – Sony BP-U battery series.
Nominal Voltage = 14.4V.
Dimensions and Weight
 Dimensions: LxWxH – 222x116x61mm (8.7x4.6x2.4in) desktop configuration.
 Weight: 1.5Kg/3.3lbs (unit).
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Supported Input, Output and Recording Formats
Supported Input Format (SD/HD-SDI)
 1080 59.94i/50i/29.97P/25P/23.98P, 720 59.94p/50p (Note: FST2001 does support 1080i 29.97PsF, 25PsF or 23.98PsF input
signals for 30P, 25P or 24P recording) and 480i59.94 /576i50.
 4-channel SD/HD-SDI embedded audio (4-ch or 2-ch: Ch1/2 or 3/4
selectable to record)
 Ancillary data from camera (REC/STOP commands)
 Any given supported input type (e.g. 1080 59.94i) will be
automatically detected and set the output encode frame rate/frame
size.
 SMPTE RP-188 timecode in the SD/HD-SDI stream
Supported Output Format (SD/HD-SDI / HDMI)
 1080 59.94i/50i/29.97P/25P/23.98P or 720 59.94p/50p (HDSDI/HDMI)
 480i59.94 /576i50 (SD-SDI)
 4-channel embedded audio
 SMPTE RP-188 timecode in the SD/HD-SDI stream
Supported Record Formats
XDCAM EX Format
File System: FAT32
File Format: MP4 wrapper (XDCAM EX directory structure)
Video: MPEG2 Long GOP
Color Sampling: 4:2:0
Audio: Linear PCM (2-ch or 4-ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz) – HD-SDI
input (In 2-ch. mode, Ch.1/2 or Ch.3/4 is selectable)
Recording Formats:
HQ Mode (VBR, max. bit rate 35Mb/s, MPEG2 MP@HL)
1920x1080 @ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440x1080 @ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720 @ 59.94p, 50p
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SP Mode (CBR, bit rate 25Mb/s, MPEG2 MP@H14)
1440x1080 @ 59.94i, 50i
XDCAM HD Format
File System: UDF
File Format: MXF wrapper (XDCAM HD directory structure)
Video: MPEG2 Long GOP
Color Sampling: 4:2:0
Audio: Linear PCM (2-ch or 4-ch, 16-bit, 48kHz) – HD-SDI
input (In 2-ch. mode, Ch.1/2 or Ch.3/4 is selectable)
Recording Formats:
HQ Mode (VBR, max. bit rate 35Mb/s, MPEG2 MP@HL)
1920x1080 @ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440x1080 @ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720 @ 59.94p, 50p
XDCAM HD422 Format
File System: UDF
File Format: MXF wrapper (XDCAM HD directory structure)
Video: MPEG2 Long GOP
Color Sampling: 4:2:2
Audio: Linear PCM (4-ch, 24-bit, 48 kHz) – HD-SDI input
Recording Formats:
HD422 Mode (CBR, bit rate 50Mb/s, MPEG2 422P@HL)
1920x1080 @ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720 @ 59.94p, 50p,
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Warranty
Warranty
Vitec Limited Hardware Warranty Terms
Subject to the terms and conditions specified below your Focus product
(the "Product") is warranted against defects in material and
workmanship (the "Warranty") for a period of 12 (twelve) months
following the Delivery Date (the "Warranty Period"). The Warranty
provided to you hereunder supersedes any warranty which may be
provided to you by the original manufacturer of the Product.
Vitec Multimedia will repair or replace (at its option) any defective part
during the Warranty Period, provided that (i) the Warranty remain in
force. Your dated sales receipt or invoice shall be considered as the
delivery date of the Product form Vitec's premises to your designated
address (the "Delivery Date"); (ii) your Product unit carries a serial
number on its rear panel; (iii) you received from Vitec Customer
Service department a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number.
No Product unit will be accepted for repair without RMA number; and
(iv) the entire Product unit is returned to the company by prepaid
shipping in Vitec’s original packaging.
Vitec will not be responsible for (i) any damages resulting from the use,
maintenance or installation of any Product; or (ii) for the incorporation
of any spare or replacement parts not approved by the company.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, The company reserves
the right to refuse to provide any services under the Warranty for any
Product that, in the company opinion, has been subjected to any
abnormal electrical, mechanical, or environmental abuse, or shows signs
of modification by an unauthorized person or company. Call your local
distributor or reseller for out-of-warranty repair charge estimates prior
to returning a product.
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