DN-500 . Instruction Manual

DN-500 .  Instruction Manual
.DV / HDV RECORDER.
DN-500
Instruction Manual
www.datavideo-tek.com
Table of Contents
Warnings and Precautions ............................................................................................................................. 4 Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 Standard Warranty ......................................................................................................................................... 5 Two Year Warranty ......................................................................................................................................... 5 Disposal ......................................................................................................................................................... 5 Packing List...................................................................................................................................................... 6 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 6 Features ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 How to fit a 2.5" SATA Hard Drive into the removable HE-1 Caddy............................................................ 7 Connections & Controls.................................................................................................................................. 8 Front Panel..................................................................................................................................................... 8 Rear Panel ..................................................................................................................................................... 9 Powering On................................................................................................................................................... 10 Menu Options ................................................................................................................................................. 10 HDD Mode Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 12 Connecting to a PC / MAC ........................................................................................................................... 12 Record Formats Menu ................................................................................................................................. 13 Input Video Standard Menu ......................................................................................................................... 13 NTSC Setup Level Menu ............................................................................................................................. 14 Video Input Source Menu............................................................................................................................. 15 GPI Mode & Functions Menus ..................................................................................................................... 16 Select the GPI Function ............................................................................................................................... 16 Set Date & Time Menu ................................................................................................................................. 17 Set Full Syt Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 17 Format Hard Disk Menu ............................................................................................................................... 18 Erase Track Menu ........................................................................................................................................ 18 Convert DV to AVI Menu .............................................................................................................................. 19 Set Output Channel Menu ........................................................................................................................... 20 Scan HDD Surface Menu ............................................................................................................................. 20 Operation with a DV Camcorder / Deck / Vision Mixer .............................................................................. 21 Recording a track ......................................................................................................................................... 21 Playing a DV Track....................................................................................................................................... 22 Operation with a HDV Camcorder / Deck .................................................................................................... 23 Recording a track ......................................................................................................................................... 23 Playing a M2T (HDV) Track ......................................................................................................................... 24 Operation with an Analogue Video Source ................................................................................................. 24 Recording a Track ........................................................................................................................................ 24 Connecting the HDD Caddy / Enclosure directly to a PC .......................................................................... 26 Connecting the HDD Caddy / Enclosure directly to a MAC....................................................................... 28 Connection to PC when Caddy is still inside DN-500 ................................................................................ 30 Connecting to a MAC when caddy is still in DN-500.................................................................................. 32
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RS 422 Command Set / Protocol Version 1.2 .............................................................................................. 33 Interface Overview ....................................................................................................................................... 33 RS 422 Version History ................................................................................................................................ 33 Command Block Format .............................................................................................................................. 33 Connector Pin Assignment ........................................................................................................................... 34 Communication Protocol .............................................................................................................................. 34 Command Table (without Checksum byte) .................................................................................................. 35 Detailed Description of Commands (without Checksum byte)..................................................................... 35 Return Data (without Checksum byte) ......................................................................................................... 37 Status Return Data....................................................................................................................................... 38 DN-500 Firmware Version ............................................................................................................................. 39 How to update the firmware on your unit ..................................................................................................... 39 User Notes ...................................................................................................................................................... 40 Specifications ................................................................................................................................................ 41 Service and Support ...................................................................................................................................... 42 Disclaimer of Product and Services
The information offered in this instruction manual is intended as a guide only. At all times, Datavideo Technologies will try to give correct,
complete and suitable information. However, Datavideo Technologies cannot exclude that some information in this manual, from time to
time, may not be correct or may be incomplete. This manual may contain typing errors, omissions or incorrect information. Datavideo
Technologies always recommend that you double check the information in this document for accuracy before making any purchase
decision or using the product. Datavideo Technologies is not responsible for any omissions or errors, or for any subsequent loss or
damage caused by using the information contained within this manual. Further advice on the content of this manual or on the product
can be obtained by contacting your local Datavideo Office or dealer.
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Warnings and Precautions
1. Read all of these warnings and save them for later reference.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this unit.
3. Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a
damp cloth for cleaning.
4. Do not use this unit in or near water.
5. Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The unit may fall, causing serious damage.
6. Slots and openings on the cabinet top, back, and bottom are provided for ventilation. To ensure safe
and reliable operation of this unit, and to protect it from overheating, do not block or cover these
openings. Do not place this unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface, as the ventilation openings on
the bottom of the cabinet will be blocked. This unit should never be placed near or over a heat
register or radiator. This unit should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is
provided.
7. This product should only be operated from the type of power source indicated on the marking label
of the AC adapter. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your Datavideo dealer or
your local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this unit where the power cord will be
walked on, rolled over, or otherwise stressed.
9. If an extension cord must be used with this unit, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings on the
products plugged into the extension cord do not exceed the extension cord’s rating.
10. Make sure that the total amperes of all the units that are plugged into a single wall outlet do not
exceed 15 amperes.
11. Never push objects of any kind into this unit through the cabinet ventilation slots, as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in risk of fire or electric shock. Never
spill liquid of any kind onto or into this unit.
12. Except as specifically explained elsewhere in this manual, do not attempt to service this product
yourself. Opening or removing covers that are marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to
dangerous voltage points or other risks, and will void your warranty. Refer all service issues to
qualified service personnel.
13. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power cord is damaged or frayed;
b. When liquid has spilled into the unit;
c. When the product has been exposed to rain or water;
d. When the product does not operate normally under normal operating conditions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating instructions in this manual; improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage to the unit and may often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the unit to normal operation;
e. When the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged;
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
To avoid any possible static damage to your equipment please ensure your camcorder / deck is switched off
when connecting or disconnecting the IEEE-1394 cable.
IEEE-1394 pin Power; ensure the connector is inserted the correct way around otherwise short circuit
damage may result to either the computer or the DN-500 port.
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Warranty
Standard Warranty
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Datavideo equipment is guaranteed against any manufacturing defects for one year from the date of
purchase.
The original purchase invoice or other documentary evidence should be supplied at the time of any
request for repair under warranty.
Damage caused by accident, misuse, unauthorized repairs, sand, grit or water is not covered by this
warranty.
All mail or transportation costs including insurance are at the expense of the owner.
All other claims of any nature are not covered.
Cables & batteries are not covered under warranty.
Warranty only valid within the country or region of purchase.
Your statutory rights are not affected.
Two Year Warranty
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All Datavideo products purchased after 01-Oct.-2008 qualify for a free one year extension to the
standard Warranty, providing the product is registered with Datavideo within 30 days of purchase. For
information on how to register please visit www.datavideo-tek.com or contact your local Datavideo
office or authorized Distributors
Certain parts with limited lifetime expectancy such as LCD Panels, DVD Drives, Hard Drives are only
covered for the first 10,000 hours, or 1 year (whichever comes first).
Any second year warranty claims must be made to your local Datavideo office or one of its authorized
Distributors before the extended warranty expires.
Disposal
For EU Customers only - WEEE Marking
This symbol on the product indicates that it should not be treated as household waste. It
must be handed over to the applicable take-back scheme for the recycling of Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment. For more detailed information about the recycling of
this product, please contact your local Datavideo office.
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Packing List
Items
Description
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DN-500 DV / HDV Hard Disk Recorder
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Power Supply (12V)
Mains Cable(AC Cord)
HE-1 Removable 2.5" HDD Enclosure
Y Type USB Cable 45cm
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M3 X 4 mm Screws
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2.0 X 6 mm Screws
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HD Label
SD Label
Label
L Type 1U mounting brackets for 19” rack
Instruction Manual
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*The HE-1 Drive Caddy may be supplied empty or with drive already fitted please check with your dealer.
Introduction
The Datavideo DN-500 is a HDV / DV Hard Drive Recorder. It can record HDV via the IEEE-1394 (iLink,
FireWire) output from HDV Camcorders (.m2t), or DV from DV or Analogue video sources (.dv). The DN-500
can be used as an external FireWire drive from which files can be dragged and dropped to a PC or MAC.
The DN-500 has a built in utility to convert .dv files to .avi files, and is also supplied with DV File Converter
software to allow conversion of .dv files to other file formats such Quicktime. The DN-500 has a removable
hard drive in a caddy, this can be ejected from the unit and connected to a PC or MAC via USB to transfer
the video files.
Features
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Stand Alone DV / HDV Hard Drive Recorder / Player with Removable HE-1 Drive caddy
Front Connections
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Headphone Mini Jack socket, IEEE-1394 socket
Rear Connections
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2x IEEE-1394 ports, YUV (on BNC) In and Out, Black burst sync (on BNC)
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S-Video, Composite Video and Stereo Audio In / Out
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2 x Mini XLR Inputs and Outputs for Balanced Audio Connection
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Records .DV files from IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire) port or Analogue Video Inputs.
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Files can be recorded in 16:9 or 4:3 aspect
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Records HDV (.m2t) files via IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire) port only
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Allows up to 999 tracks to be selected for playback/record
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Automatically records to an empty track if the current track number is already used
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Full VTR playback functionality, including loop playback
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RS-422 control via rear panel Sub D 9pin port
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Simple GPI input to trigger play/pause play or record/ record pause actions
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Drag and Drop file transfer to PC or MAC via IEEE-1394 connection in HDD mode
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Remove Caddy from unit then Drag and Drop file transfer to PC or MAC via USB connection
N.B. The DN-500 cannot be operated as an AVC Device - The AVC Command set is not supported.
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How to fit a 2.5" SATA Hard Drive into the removable HE-1 Caddy
If your DN-500 does not come with a hard drive already fitted inside the removable caddy please follow
these instructions to fit your own drive.
Please note the warnings on the removable caddy and only replace or install the hard drive from the
USB end as indicated.
For up-to-date information about compatible hard drives please contact your local Datavideo Office.
1. Carefully remove the two screws from the cover at the
connections end of the HE-1 caddy, then pull out the PCB.
2. Push the 2.5” SATA drive into the socket side of the PCB.
turn the PCB over and use the 4 supplied screws to
secure the drive to the PCB.
3. Slide the PCB and hard drive module into the
HE-1 caddy the right way up using the guide slots.
The USB and SATA connections should be just
visible at the open end of the HE-1 caddy.
4. Carefully replace the two screws to secure the
cover to the end of the HE-1 caddy again.
Do NOT over tighten the screws.
Insert the caddy into the DN-500; USB and SATA connections end first as shown on the next page.
When fully in lock the caddy into place by moving the locking lever to the left.
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Connections & Controls
Front Panel
Power On / Off Button. This is a soft power on / off button which
powers the unit on from a state of standby; the main power on / off
switch is on the rear panel.
Display Panel. Displays the status of the DN-500. The display will
show Track Number, timecode, or if the Menu Button is pressed the
Menu Display.
Menu Button. This calls up the menu display which is navigated using
the Fwd / Rew Buttons and Previous / Next Buttons
Fwd / Rew Buttons. In playback mode these buttons will operate as
Fast Forward and Rewind Buttons. If the Menu Button is pressed these
buttons will navigate backwards and forwards between the various
menu options.
Video Input Button. Switches the DN-500 to Video Input (Component
YUV / S-Video Y/C / Composite CVBS) – Analogue Video Inputs can
only be recorded in DV formats. See Operation with an analogue
video source for more details.
Previous / Next Buttons. These buttons navigate up and down
between recorded tracks and menu options.
Record Button. Puts the DN-500 into Record Mode. To start
recording press the Record Button and Play Button simultaneously.
N.B. Unit will not record if no video signal is present.
Play / Pause Button. Starts playback of a track, or pauses playback of
a track- status will be displayed on the Display Panel. Also Starts /
Pauses a recording when unit is in Record mode.
Stop Button. Stops playback or record.
Audio Input Level LEDs
show the audio input levels from the incoming source.
The Audio Level Adjustment
allows you to adjust the headphones volume.
Accepts a stereo mini jack plug for stereo headphones. The
headphone volume is controlled by the Audio Level Adjustments.
6 Pin DV In/Out Port. This is a convenient front mounted DV / IEEE1394 Port for connection to a DV / HDV camcorder, or to a PC for file
transfer.
2.5" Removable HDD Rack, SATA & USB interface connecting to a PC
for file transfer.
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Rear Panel
2 channels XLR Balanced Audio input & output.
Note: XLR and RCA Phono inputs can not be used at the same time.
Component YUV Video input & output, commonly used with Betacam,
DVC Pro, some DVD Players.
Black Burst Output Can be used as a video reference source when
synchronising other devices to the DN-500.
RS-422 Port. The DN-500 can be controlled via RS-422 from external
devices. The DN-500 uses standard Sony protocol. Connect the RS-422
control cable to this port.
6 Pin DV In/Out Ports. Ports for connecting to a DV / HDV camcorder, or
to a PC for file transfer.
S-Video / Composite Video and Stereo Audio In / Out. These are the
standard connections for analogue video and audio signals. You can
connect standard analogue video signals to the inputs and record them
in DV format. A standard analogue video monitor could be connected to
the output for simple record / playback monitoring of DV recordings.
See Video Input Source Menu for more details.
N.B. Analogue Inputs & Outputs are only suitable for RAW DV (DV)
operation - It is not possible to record or playback M2T (HDV) files
via the Analogue Inputs / Outputs
The GPI socket can be used for simple external control. The DN-500 can
accept pulse or level trigger inputs, which can trigger record or playback
and pause commands See GPI Mode & Function Menus for more
details.
RS-232 Socket. May be used for some firmware updates, or other future
uses.
DC In Socket. Connect the supplied 12V 4.2A PSU to this socket. The
connection can be secured by screwing the outer fastening ring of the
DC In plug to the socket
Grounding Terminal. When connecting this unit to any other component,
make sure that it is properly grounded by connecting this terminal to an
appropriate point. When connecting, use the socket and be sure to use
wire with a cross-sectional area of at least 1.0 mm2.
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Powering On
Connect the DN-500 power supply to the DC In socket. Ensure the power cable is connected to a suitable
mains socket.
Switch the power On/Off
switch to the ON position
Press the Power Button until it lights up
The LCD display panel should show DN-500 and after a few seconds the track display should appear and
the DN-500 is ready to go
Menu Options
The DN-500 is a menu driven unit; there are 24 menus which are used to initially set up the unit. The menu
settings are non-volatile (settings are stored even when the unit is switched off). So many of the settings,
such as date and time, will only need to be set once. We will look at each individual menu in more detail, but
here is a quick overview of them.
N.B. Not all menu options appear when the Video Input Button is illuminated – ensure this is off.
The 24 Menus are:
HDD MODE - This sets the DN-500 to HDD mode for drag and drop
file transfers to a PC or MAC. See HDD Mode Menu for more details.
SETUP LOOP PLAY - Sets the DN-500 to loop play a track, the track
will continuously loop until stopped.
SET POWER ON AUTORUN – Allows a chosen track to automatically
start playing out at DN-500 power on.
RECORD FORMATS - Sets the DN-500 record format to .dv for DV
recordings or .m2t for HDV recording. See Record Formats Menu for
more details.
FREE SPACE - Displays how much HDD space is available on the
DN-500.
TOTAL SPACE - Displays the total available HDD storage on the DN500.
INPUT VIDEO STANDARD - Sets the DN-500 video input to NTSC to
PAL. See Input Video Standard Menu for more details.
NTSC SETUP LEVEL - Sets the ire to 0 or 7.5 for NTSC. 7.5 ire is
most commonly used in the U.S.A. and Canada and 0 ire in far eastern
countries such as Japan. See NTSC Setup Level Menu for more
details.
VIDEO INPUT SOURCE - The DN-500 has three types of Analogue
Input - select between CVBS (Composite), Component (YPbPr) or SVideo (Y/C). See Video Input Source Menu for more details.
SET GPI TRIGGER MODE - The DN-500 has two GPI trigger modes,
Pulse or Level trigger can be set. See GPI Mode & Function Menus
for more details.
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SELECT GPI FUNCTION - The GPI function can be set to either Play /
Play Pause or Record / Record Pause. See GPI Mode & Function
Menus for more details.
SET DATE & TIME - Sets the date and time on the DN-500; the
setting is non-volatile so it is stored when the unit is powered off. See
Set Date & Time Menu for more details.
SET DV TC. STAMP – When enabled allows the unit to record the
Time Code stamp from a DV input.
SET FULL SYT - Occasionally DV devices can suffer from conflicts. In
the event of the DN-500 conflicting with another device Set Full Syt is
enabled to overcome the conflict.
FORMAT HARD DISK - Formats the HDD and removes all files and
tracks from the DN-500. See Format Hard Disk Menu for more
details.
ERASE TRACK - Erases individual tracks from the DN-500.
See Erase Track Menu for more details.
CONVERT DV TO AVI - Converts DV files to .AVI files for greater NLE
compatibility.
See Convert DV to AVI Menu for more details.
SET OUTPUT CHANNEL - Allows the output channel of the DN-500 to
be switched to a different I.D. number. This is important if there are
any conflicts between DV Devices. See Set Output Channel Menu
for more details.
HDD SURFACE SCAN - Checks the HDD for errors / bad sectors.
This is only necessary if your DN-500 is not performing correctly, or
you install a new HDD. A result.txt file is created in the root directory of
the HDD, this can be viewed from a PC.
REC. 16:9 DV STREAM – Allows the user to enable or disable 16:9
recording from a DV stream or DV input. If disabled then the track
recorded will default to 4:3 aspect when viewed with other devices.
SELECT 16:9 MODE – Allows the user to choose between 16:9
Anamorphic and 16:9 Letterbox modes when recording tracks.
HDD MODE CABLE LEN.
The DN-500 unit has two types of cable mode that can be set when
connecting the DN-500 unit to either a PC or MAC.
LONG DISTANCE CABLE - If your IEEE 1394 cable length ≦20 M
SHORT DISTANCE CABLE - If your IEEE 1394 cable length ≦1.8 M
POWER ON DEFAULT – Allows the user to choose the default
recording mode at power on. The user can choose between DV/HDV
Input or an Analogue Input (Video Input button is On at start up).
FIRMWARE VERSION - Display the Firmware Version of the DN-500
for Mother Board (MB) and Front Panel (FP). Please register your unit
with your local Datavideo office for updates on new firmware.
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HDD Mode Menu
In addition to ejecting the hard drive caddy and connecting it to a PC or Mac via USB you can also connect
the DN-500 directly to a computer via an IEEE-1394 FireWire connection.
Some important things to be aware of before using this feature of the DN-500. Connecting 2 or more
IEEE-1394 devices to a computer at the same time may cause problems with the FireWire communication.
To avoid this please remove any other IEEE-1394 connections from the DN-500 and the computer first. Also
FireWire connections do not work reliably over long distances so keep the cable length short, under 5m.
IEEE-1394 6pin Power; ensure the connector is inserted the correct way around otherwise short circuit
damage may result to either the computer or the DN-500 port.
HDD Mode Menu will set the DN-500 up as an external IEEE-1394 (Firewire) drive, for direct drag and drop
file transfer to a PC or MAC. The DN-500 drive will show up on the desktop of the MAC or the My Computer
window of a Windows PC. The recorded files appear in the root directory of the DN-500 drive, and are
numbered with the track number that appears in the LCD display when you are recording or playing back the
track.
The DN-500 uses a FAT32 file structure, so large tracks are broken down into 2 GB files which are named in
sequence. For example if Track 02 is 1 hour in duration it will appear as follows:
dv02.dv (2 GB)
dv02_01.dv (2 GB)
dv02_02.dv (2 GB)
dv02_03.dv (2 GB)
dv02_04.dv (2 GB)
dv02_05.dv (2 GB)
dv02_06.dv (77 MB)
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dv02 is the file name for Track 02
Each 2 GB section is given a sequential _xx numeric extension
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The last file in the sequence is likely to be smaller than 2GB.
Connecting to a PC / MAC
NB: Although your PC / MAC may see the DN-500 as an AVC compliant DV Device it is not intended
to be operated as such. The AVC command set is not supported.
Connect the DN-500 IEEE-1394 output to a PC or MAC.
To set the DN-500 into HDD Mode firstly press the Menu button so that it is illuminated.
You will see the display change to the HDD Mode Menu.
Press the Next (▲) Button to select ENTER and the display will show the HDD Enable Confirmation Screen
Press the Next (▲) Button again to confirm, after a few seconds HDD Mode will be enabled
The PC / MAC should recognise that an external IEEE-1394 (Firewire)HDD has been connected. The DN500 can then be used just like any external drive. See Connecting to a PC / Connecting to a MAC for
more details.
To return the DN-500 to Deck Mode either use “Safely Remove Hardware” with a PC, or with a MAC use
“Eject” or Drag the DN-500 Drive to “Trash”. Once un-mounted the DN-500 display will return to Track
Display.
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Record Formats Menu
The Record Formats Menu sets the recording format of the DN-500, you can choose between RAW DV
(.DV) or M2T (HDV).
Raw DV can be recorded from a DV deck, camcorder, vision mixer with IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire, DV)
output, or from an analogue video signal (Composite (CVBS), S-Video (Y/C), Component (YUV (YPbPr)).
M2T (HDV) can only be recorded from a camcorder, deck with an HDV signal via IEEE-1394 (iLink,
FireWire), it is not possible to record or play M2T files from an analogue connection on the DN-500.
N.B. To view recorded M2T files set your HDV Camcorder / Deck to Recorder Mode. The DN-500 M2T
files can then be played back to the camcorder viewfinder / monitor.
To select the Record Format: Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until RECORD FORMATS is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the RECORD FORMAT set up menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either RAW DV (DV) or M2T (HDV)
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) button.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
Input Video Standard Menu
The Input Video Standard Menu sets the DN-500 to receive either NTSC or PAL video signals.
To select the Input Video Standard:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until INPUT VIDEO STANDARD is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the INPUT VIDEO STANARD set up menu
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Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either PAL or NTSC
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) button.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
NTSC Setup Level Menu
The NTSC Setup Level Menu sets the DN-500 either 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE. This is not necessary for PAL
inputs. 7.5 IRE is most commonly used in the U.S.A. and Canada and 0 IRE in far eastern countries such as
Japan. If you are unsure which to set, please consult your dealer.
To select the NTSC Level:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until NTSC SETUP LEVEL is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the NTSC level set up menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) button.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Video Input Source Menu
The Video Input Source Menu sets the analogue input mode of the DN-500.
The DN-500 has Composite (CVBS), S-Video (Y/C) and Component (YPbPr) analogue inputs.
N.B. It is only possible to record RAW DV (.DV) from the analogue inputs – HDV(.M2T) files can only
be recorded from a HDV source via the IEEE-1394 (iLink, FireWire) port.
To select the Video Input Source:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until VIDEO INPUT SOURCE is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the VIDEO INPUT SOURCE set up menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either Composite, Component or S-Video
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) button.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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GPI Mode & Functions Menus
The DN-500 can be set to receive either pulse or level GPI triggers, which can be set to activate Play /
Pause or Rec / Pause.
To select the GPI Mode:
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until SET GPI TRIGGER MODE is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the SET GPI TRIGGER MODE menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either Pulse Trigger or Level Trigger
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) button.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
Select the GPI Function
Press the Menu Button, to enter the menu mode
Press the FWD (►►) Button to navigate the menus until SET GPI FUNCTION is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the SET GPI FUNCTION menu
Press the FWD (►►) Button to select either Pulse Trigger or Level Trigger
To confirm your selection and exit the menu press the Next (▲) button.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Set Date & Time Menu
To set the Date & Time on the DN-500
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until SET DATE & TIME is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the SET Date & Time menu
You will see a flashing cursor on the date value.
To set the date use the Play/Pause Button to increase the value or the Stop Button to decrease the value
Increases Value
Decreases Value
Use the FWD (►►) Button to move the cursor to the next column to the right i.e. Month / Year / Hours /
Minutes or the REW (◄◄) Button to move the cursor back to the left.
Moves the cursor to the right
Moves the cursor to the left
Once you have set the date & time press the Next (▲) Button to exit the menu
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
Set Full Syt Menu
DV devices can sometimes conflict with one another, it is not a common occurrence but it can happen. When
conflicts occur one DV device may not recognize the other, or the output from one is switched off by the
other. “Set Full Syt” will overcome conflicts of this type, so if you have a conflict with another DV device
switch Set Full Syt to Enable. See also Set Channel Output menu.
Press the Menu Button, and use the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate to SET FULL SYT
Press the Next (▲) Button to select Enable and then press it again to exit the menu.
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Format Hard Disk Menu
Format Hard Disk will remove all tracks from the hard drive.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until FORMAT HARD DISK is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the FORMAT HARD DISK menu
You will see ARE YOU SURE? displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button again to confirm that you want to format the hard disk.
After a few seconds the DN-500 will reboot and the display will return to normal
Erase Track Menu
Erase Track is used for deleting individual tracks from the DN-500.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until ERASE TRACK is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the ERASE TRACK menu
Use the FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) Button to select the track that you want to erase - (Track 01 in this case)
Press the Next (▲) Button to erase the selected track - The track duration will return to 00:00:00:00
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
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Convert DV to AVI Menu
The DN-500 has a built in file conversion utility which can convert .dv files to .avi files (type 1 or type 2). You
can choose the format that best suits your Non Linear Editing platform.
HDV (.M2T) Tracks cannot be converted to .avi files by the DN-500 or with the supplied software.
N.B. The DN-500 requires enough free drive space to create a similar size .avi file. For example a 1 GB
.dv file will require at least another 1 GB of free space on the DN-500 drive for the .avi file to be created. The
converted AVI file will not be displayed on the track list, but it will be available to drag and drop to a computer
for editing etc.
The conversion takes about 60% realtime, i.e. A 1 hour track will take around 36 minutes to convert.
N.B. You can convert files more quickly using the DV File Converter program that is supplied with the
DN-500, see page 32 for more details.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until CONVERT DV TO AVI is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the CONVERT DV TO AVI menu
Use FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) to select the track that you want to convert - (Track 01 in this case) - Then
press the Next (▲) Button to confirm the selection.
Use FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) to select AVI Type-1 or Type-2 and then press the Next (▲) Button to
confirm the selection.
The conversion process will start - once complete CONVERSION DONE will be displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to select OK - and then press the Menu Button to exit.
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Set Output Channel Menu
Occasionally DV device outputs will conflict. It is not a frequent occurrence but when it happens it is possible
to change the Output Channel of the DN-500 to overcome the conflict. For example if another DV device has
the same output channel as the DN-500 this will result in a conflict, which will mean that the DN-500 output is
blocked. Please change the output channel of the DN-500 to solve the problem.
The default output channel of the DN-500 is 1, this is fine for recording from a DV Device and monitoring /
playing back to an analogue monitor. However, if you want to output DV from the DN-500 into another DV
Device you may need to select channel 63 here instead.
N.B. When the DN-500 is set to channel 63 you cannot playback a track to analogue outputs, until the
connected DV device (camera, mixer etc) is switched off or disconnected.
Press the Menu Button, to enter menu mode
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until SET OUTPUT CHANNEL is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the SET OUTPUT CHANNEL menu
Use FWD (►►) or REW (◄◄) to change the output channel number - in this case we have selected 1
Press the Next (▲) Button to confirm the setting
Then press the Menu Button to leave menu mode
Scan HDD Surface Menu
Hard Disk Drive Surface scan is a utility which checks the disc surface for errors and bad sectors. It is not
generally necessary to use Surface Scan unless your DN-500 is not performing correctly, or you have
changed the removable drive. This process can take a long time to complete depending on the drive
size.
To run Surface Scan press the Menu Button to enter menu mode.
Press the REW (◄◄) Button to navigate the menus until SCAN HDD SURFACE is displayed
Press the Next (▲) Button twice to start the HDD Surface Scan.
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The progress of the scan will appear in the LCD display. Once complete the Surface Scan Done message
will appear. Press the Next (▲) Button to exit the surface scan.
A txt file called Result will have been created in the root directory of the DN-500 HDD, this can be accessed
via a PC, by connecting the DN-500 as a HDD.
Operation with a DV Camcorder / Deck / Vision Mixer
Recording a track
To record from a DV Camcorder / Deck / Vision Mixer connect the DV device to the DN-500 via an IEEE1394 (iLink, FireWire) cable. You can connect to either of the rear 6 Pin ports, or to the front mounted 6 Pin
port. Remember to plug the IEEE-1394 cable connector in the correct way around and only connect one DV
device to the DN-500 at a time.
N.B. To avoid any possible static damage please ensure your camcorder is switched off when
connecting / disconnecting the IEEE-1394 cable.
Rear Mounted DV 6 Pin Ports
Front mounted DV 6 Pin Port
Use the Next / Previous Buttons to select an empty track from the DN-500 track list, one that shows a
duration of 00:00:00:00 in the LCD display.
Not suitable - Track
has been recorded
Suitable - Track is
empty
Press both the Record and Play/Pause Buttons simultaneously and the DN-500 should start recording.
The counter should start counting and the REC
symbol should appear
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To release pause press the Play/Pause button again.
The counter should start counting again and the REC symbol
should return
If it does not start recording check the following:
There is a DV signal coming from the DV device.
The Video Input Button on the DN-500 front panel is not illuminated.
The DN-500 Record Format is set to RAW DV (DV), and not set to M2T (HDV) see Record Formats Menu.
The track you have selected on the DN-500 is empty. The counter next to the Track Number on the LCD
display should be showing 00:00:00:00.
Go to the FREE SPACE Menu and check that the DN-500 drive is not full.
The IEEE-1394 cable is not too long, disconnected or damaged. See also Set full syt menu.
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During record you can Pause the DN-500 by pressing Play/Pause key, the counter on the display will stop.
The counter should stop counting and the REC PAUSE symbol
should appear
To release pause press the Play/Pause button again.
The counter should start counting again and the REC symbol
should return
N.B. It is not possible to stop recording and then restart on the same track, once a track has been
stopped you must select a new empty track from the DN-500 to start recording again.
Playing a DV Track
Tracks that have been recorded in RAW DV (DV) mode can be played back to DV devices via one of the
IEEE-1394 ports, or to analogue monitors or recorders via the Composite, S-Video (Y/C) or Component
(YUV) video outputs.
To play a track back to a camcorder you will need to switch the camcorder to recorder / edit mode, so that it
is receiving a signal from the DV port. - Please consult your camcorder instruction manual for more details.
Use the Previous (▲) / Next (▲) Buttons to select the track you want to play, and then press the Play (►II)
Button.
It is also possible to set the DN-500 to loop play. In loop play the track will seamlessly looped until stopped.
To set up loop play press the Menu Button to enter menu mode and then the FWD (►►) Button until
SETUP LOOP PLAY is displayed.
+
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the setup loop play menu, and then press the FWD (►►) Button to
select ENABLE
Press the Next (▲) Button to select SET and then press the Menu Button to return to track display.
When you press play the selected track will start playing, and will loop until the Stop (■) Button is pressed.
To cancel loop playback, follow the above procedure but select disable instead of enable.
N.B. To play a track from the DN-500 to a DV Device the output channel must be set to 63.
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Operation with a HDV Camcorder / Deck
Recording a track
To record from a HDV Camcorder / Deck connect the HDV device to the DN-500 via an IEEE-1394 (iLink,
FireWire) cable. You can connect to either of the rear 6 Pin ports, or to the front mounted 6 Pin port, but only
connect one HDV device to the DN-500 at a time.
N.B. To avoid any possible static damage please ensure your camcorder is switched off when
connecting / disconnecting the IEEE-1394 cable.
Rear Mounted DV 6 Pin Ports
Front mounted DV 6 Pin Port
Make sure that the DN-500 Record Format is et to M2T (HDV). Please see Record Formats Menu for
more details.
Use the Next / Previous Buttons to select an empty track from the DN-500 track list, one that shows a
duration of 00:00:00:00 in the LCD display.
Not suitable - Track
has been recorded
Suitable - Track is
empty
Press both the Record and Play/Pause Buttons simultaneously and the DN-500 should start recording.
The counter should start counting and the REC
symbol should appear
+
If it does not start recording check the following:
There is a HDV signal from the HDV device. Some camcorders have options to put out DV or HDV via their
IEE-1394 (iLink) ports, make sure the output is set to HDV.
The Video Input Button is not illuminated
The DN-500 Record Format is set to .M2T (HDV). See Record Formats Menu.
The track you have selected on the DN-500 is empty. The counter next to the Track Number on the LCD
display should be showing 00:00:00:00.
Go to the FREE SPACE Menu and check that the DN-500 drive is not full.
The IEEE-1394 cable is not too long, disconnected or damaged. See also Set full syt menu.
During record you can pause the DN-500 by pressing the Play/Pause button, the counter on the LCD display
will stop.
The counter should stop counting and the REC PAUSE symbol
should appear
To release pause press the Play/Pause button again.
The counter should start counting again and the REC symbol
should return
N.B. It is not possible to stop recording and then restart on the same track, once a track has been
stopped you must select a new empty track from the DN-500 to start recording again.
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Playing a M2T (HDV) Track
Tracks that have been recorded in M2T mode can only be played back to HDV devices via the IEEE-1394
ports.
N.B. It is not possible to playback M2T tracks to analogue monitors or recorders via the Composite,
S-Video (Y/C) or Component (YUV) video outputs.
To play a track back to a camcorder you will need to switch the camcorder to recorder / edit mode, so that it
is receiving a signal from the HDV port. - Please consult your camcorder instruction manual for more details.
Use the Previous (▲) / Next (▲) Buttons to select the track you want to play, and then press the Play (►II)
Button.
It is also possible to set the DN-500 to loop play. In loop play the track will seamlessly looped until stopped.
To set up loop play press the Menu Button to enter menu mode and then the FWD (►►) Button until
SETUP LOOP PLAY is displayed.
+
Press the Next (▲) Button to enter the setup loop play menu, and then press the FWD (►►) Button to
select ENABLE
Press the Next (▲) Button to select SET and then press the Menu Button to return to track display.
When you press play the selected track will start playing, and will loop until the Stop (■) Button is pressed.
To cancel loop playback, follow the above procedure but select disable instead of enable.
Operation with an Analogue Video Source
The DN-500 can only record .DV files from analogue video sources, Composite CVBS, S-Video (Y/C) or
Component Video (YUV (YPbPr)). It is not possible to record .M2T (HDV) files from an analogue video
input.
N.B. To avoid any interference disconnect any digital inputs (DV / HDV) from the DN-500 during
Analogue operation.
Recording a Track
To record from an analogue video source you first need to set the analogue input – see Video Input Source
Menu for more details.
Ensure that the DN-500 is set to record .DV (RAW DV) files – see Record Formats Menu for more details.
Press the Video Input Button so that it is illuminated. You should see the video source on your output
monitor. If audio is present the audio meters will indicate the level.
Use the Next / Previous Buttons to select an empty track from the DN-500 track list, one that shows duration
of 00:00:00:00 in the LCD display.
Not suitable - Track
has been recorded
Suitable - Track is
empty
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Press both the Record and Play/Pause Buttons simultaneously and the DN-500 should start recording.
The counter should start counting and the REC
symbol should appear
+
If it does not start recording check the following:
There is an analogue video input present.
The Analogue Input Button is illuminated
The DN-500 Record Format is set to RAW DV (DV), not M2T (HDV) see Record Formats Menu.
The track you have selected on the DN-500 is empty. The counter next to the TrackNo. on the LCD display
should be showing 00:00:00:00.
There is some available space on the DN-500 Hard Disk - Go to the FREE SPACE Menu and check that the
DN-500 is not full.
N.B. When the DN-500 is set to output channel 63 you cannot playback a track to analogue outputs,
until the connected DV device (camera, mixer etc) is switched off or disconnected. See Set output
channel menu.
During record you can pause the DN-500 by pressing the Play/Pause button, the counter on the LCD display
will stop.
The counter should stop counting and the REC PAUSE symbol
should appear
To release pause press the Play/Pause button again.
The counter should start counting again and the REC symbol
should return
N.B. It is not possible to stop recording and then restart on the same track, once a track has been
stopped you must select a new empty track from the DN-500 to start recording again.
For details of playback please see Playing a DV Track on page 21.
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Connecting the HDD Caddy / Enclosure directly to a PC
Files that have been recorded onto the DN-500 can be transferred directly to a PC or MAC via the IEEE1394 (iLink, FireWire) port – See HDD Mode menu. More conveniently, the hard drive caddy can be ejected
and connected to a PC or MAC with the supplied USB cable.
First turn off the DN-500.
Turn the drive caddy lock lever to the right to unlock the drive caddy. Push the caddy into the unit and it will
pop out a few centimetres when released. Gently pull the drive caddy clear of the DN-500, you may feel
some resistance as the drive disconnects internally – this is normal.
The HDD Enclosure is fitted with a mini USB connector; this can provide power to the HDD, as well as
exchange data. Connect USB connector on the thicker wire first.
N.B. With some PCs and Laptops the USB bus power may not be sufficient to power the drive.
If the drive does not power up correctly please connect the second USB lead to another USB port on
your PC / Laptop.
N.B. If your PC does not provide USB power an additional power supply will be required for the HDD.
Connect the supplied mini USB to USB cable to the HDD Enclosure, and connect the double lead to your PC
or Laptop. If the drive does not power up correctly – connect the second USB connector to the computer as
well as the first.
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When connected to a PC a new Local Disk should appear, in this case Disk E, and the .dv files are available
to drag and drop or access directly.
The files appear in the root directory of the DN-500 hard disk, and are numbered with the track number that
appears in the LCD display when you are recording or playing back the track.
The DN-500 uses a FAT32 file structure, so large tracks are broken down into 2 GB files which are
sequentially named:
For example if Track 02 is 1 hour in duration it will appear as follows:
dv02.dv (2 GB)
dv02 is the file name for Track 02
dv02_01.dv (2 GB)
Each 2 GB section is given a sequential _xx numeric extension
dv02_02.dv (2 GB)
dv02_03.dv (2 GB)
dv02_04.dv (2 GB)
dv02_05.dv (2 GB)
dv02_06.dv (77 MB)
The last file in the sequence is likely to be smaller than 2GB.
Once transferred files can be dropped onto a timeline, within a suitable Non Linear Editing application, and
they will playback seamlessly.
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Connecting the HDD Caddy / Enclosure directly to a MAC
Connect the supplied mini USB to USB cable to the HDD Enclosure, and connect the thicker lead to your
MAC. If the drive does not power up correctly – connect the second USB connector to another USB socket
as well as the first.
A Datavideo drive will appear on the desktop.
If you access the drive you will see the .dv files are available for copying across to a local drive, or direct
access.
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To safely remove the drive from your MAC, either select Eject from the Finder File Options (Fig 1), or select
Eject from the drive window options (Fig 2)
Fig 1
Fig 2
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Connection to PC when Caddy is still inside DN-500
NB: Although a PC may see the DN-500 as an AVC compliant DV Device it is not intended to be
operated as such. The AVC command set is not supported.
If your PC sees an AVC Device select Take No Action.
Connect the DN-500 IEEE-1394 output to a PC.
To set the DN-500 into HDD Mode firstly press the Menu button so that it is illuminated.
You will see the display change to the HDD Mode Menu
Press the Next (▲) Button to select ENTER and the display will show the HDD Enable Confirmation Screen
Press the Next (▲) Button again to confirm, after a few seconds HDD Mode will be enabled
The PC should recognise that an external IEEE-1394 (Firewire)HDD has been connected. Select Open
Folder to View Files. The drive should also appear in My Computer as an internal HDD. Once connected the
DN-500 can be used just like any HDD. You can select the required files and drag and drop them to the
required destination.
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To return the DN-500 to Deck Mode use “Safely Remove Hardware”. You will find “Safely Remove
Hardware” on the Taskbar.
Double click on Safely Remove Hardware and the dialog box will appear, select the Datavideo HDD IEEE
SBP2 Device and click on Stop. A second dialog box will appear.
Select Datavideo HDD IEEE SBP2 Device and click on OK. After a few seconds a “Safe To Remove
Hardware” message should appear above the Taskbar. You can then disconnect the DN-500.
Once un-mounted from the PC the DN-500 display will leave HDD Mode and return to Track Display.
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Connecting to a MAC when caddy is still in DN-500
NB: Although a MAC may see the DN-500 as an AVC compliant DV Device it is not intended to be
operated as such. The AVC command set is not supported.
Connect the DN-500 IEEE-1394 output to a MAC.
To set the DN-500 into HDD Mode firstly press the Menu button so that it is illuminated.
You will see the display change to the HDD Mode Menu
Press the Next (▲) Button to select ENTER and the display will show the HDD Enable Confirmation Screen
Press the Next (▲) Button again to confirm, after a few seconds HDD Mode will be enabled
The MAC should see the DN-500 as a HDD and the files will appear in the root directory of the drive.
You can select the required files and drag and drop them to the required destination.
To un-mount the DN-500 from your MAC either “Eject” the drive, or drag it to the Trash Can Icon.
Once the DN-500 is un-mounted from the MAC the LCD display will return to normal.
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RS 422 Command Set / Protocol Version 1.2
Interface Overview





Conforming to EIA RS-422A.
Full duplex communications channel is utilized.
Data is transmitted asynchronously, bit serial, word serial with data exchange between devices.
Standard transmission rate on the interface bus is 38400 bits per second (bps)
The data word utilized by the interface system is as follows :
D0
START
BIT

D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
PARITY
(ODD)
STOP
BIT
1 Start bit + 8 Data bits + 1 Parity bit + 1 Stop bit. Odd Parity
ODD parity : The total of “1”s in D0+D1+ . . . D7+PARITY equals an odd number.
RS 422 Version History
Date: 2010/10/20
Version: 1.2
Command Block Format
The data communication is composed of the CMD-1/DATA COUNT byte, the CMD-2 byte, optional DATA
bytes and the CHECKSUM byte. Commands are transmitted in order from the MSB (Most Significant Byte)
to the LSB (Least Significant Byte). This means that when using the examples in this manual, the order in
which the bytes are read is the same order in which they are transmitted. When the DATA COUNT nibble is
0, no DATA bytes are transmitted or required (the CMD-1/DATA COUNT byte, CMD-2 byte and
CHECKSUM byte are still transmitted). When the DATA COUNT nibble is not 0, the number of DATA bytes
transmitted must correspond with the DATA COUNT. These bytes are inserted between the CMD-2 byte and
CHECKSUM byte.
The data communication between the controller and the device is performed as follows:
Name
CMD-1
Nibble
Size
MSN
Data Count
CMD-2
Data 0~15
(per Data Count)
Checksum
LSN
1 Byte
1 Byte
1 Byte
MSN stands for Most Significant Nibble (4 bits) and LSN stands for Least Significant Nibble (4 bits)
CMD-1: This is the first (Most Significant) nibble of the first byte of the command. The DATA COUNT (below)
fills the lower (Least Significant) nibble. It (CMD-1) indicates the command or return group to which the
command belongs as per the table below.
CMD-1
Function
Initiator
0x
System Control
Controller
1x
System Control Return
Device (DN-500)
2x
Transport Control
Controller
4x
Preset And Select Control
Controller
6x
Sense Request
Controller
7x
Sense Return
Device (DN-500)
Ex
DVR Control
Controller
Fx
DVR Return
Device (DN-500)
DATA COUNT:
This is the second (Least Significant) nibble of the first byte of the command. The upper (Most Significant)
nibble is filled by the CMD-1 (above). It indicates the number of data bytes (0-15) that are required to be
inserted between the CMD-2 byte and the CHECKSUM byte.
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CMD-2:
Designates the exact command within the section specified by CMD-1.
DATA 0..15:
If the command requires extended data, the DATA COUNT will be set to between 1 and 15 (a 0 indicates
that no extra data is required). These bytes will be placed here.
CHECKSUM:
This byte is used to check the data for communication errors. To calculate the checksum, each byte of the
command (CMD-1+DATA COUNT, CMD-2, and any DATA BYTES) are added together. The least
significant 8 bits (1 byte) are then truncated to create a 1-byte checksum.
To calculate the checksum, each byte of the command (CMD-1+DATA COUNT, CMD-2, and any DATA
BYTES) are added together. The least significant 8 bits (1 byte) are then truncated to create a 1-byte
checksum.
IE.: The command “61.0C.03” becomes
MSB LSB
0110 0001 (=61)
0000 1100 (=0C)
+) 0000 0011 (=03)
0111 0001 (=70)
CHECKSUM = “70”
Therefore, the complete command is “61.0C.03.70”
Connector Pin Assignment
Interface : 9 pin D-Sub female
The pin assignment of the Controller and DN-500 is shown in the following table:
Signal
Controller
DN-500
Pin
1
Frame Ground
Frame Ground
2
Receive A (RX-)
Transmit A (TX-)
3
Transmit B (TX+)
Receive B (RX+)
4
Transmit Common
Receive Common
5
Spare
Spare
6
Receive Common
Transmit Common
7
Receive B (RX+)
Transmit B (TX+)
8
Transmit A (TX-)
Receive A (RX-)
9
Frame Ground
Frame Ground
Communication Protocol
1.
All communications between the CONTROLLER and the DEVICE (DN-500) will be under the direct
supervision of the CONTROLLER.
When the DEVICE (DN-500) receives the COMMAND from CONTROLLER, the following
COMMAND is returned.

ACK:
In case that the DEVICE receives a COMMAND not requiring data

COMMAND+DATA:
In case that the DEVICE receives a COMMAND requiring data

NAK+ERROR DATA:
In case that a communication error is detected or an undefined
COMMAND is received
2.
The CONTROLLER must not transmit additional COMMAND blocks to a DEVICE (DN-500) prior to
response to a previous COMMAND block.
3.
The CONTROLLER must transmit of bytes in a COMMAND block for with intervals less than 10
milliseconds. If a DEVICE (DN-500) detects an interruption of a byte in a COMMAND block that
exceeds 10 milliseconds, it executes a TIME-OUT error sequence, voids the receiving COMMAND
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block, and transmits a NAK (TIME OUT).
4.
When a DEVICE (DN-500) receives a COMMAND block from the CONTROLLER, the DEVICE must
transmit a response within 9 milliseconds. Therefore if the CONTROLLER cannot receive the
appropriate response from the DEVICE within 10 milliseconds after transmitting the COMMAND
block the CONTROLLER detects a communication error, and must execute an appropriate process.
5.
When a DEVICE (DN-500) detects a communication error, it must immediately transmit a NAK to the
CONTROLLER. (The content of an error is shown on the COMMAND tables.) When the
CONTROLLER receives a NAK, if must immediately stop transmission of the block. The DEVICE
must not accept a subsequent command within 10 milliseconds after that (except NAK-UNDEFINED
command) and must execute a necessary process.
Command Table (without Checksum byte)
Command
10h 01h
12h 11h
11h 12h
Name
Response
Acknowledge (ACK) – command succeeded
Device Return
Negative Acknowledge (NAK) – command failed
Name
00h 11h
20h 00h
20h 01h
20h 02h
20h 10h
2xh 13h
21h 13h 00h
20h 20h
2xh 23h
40h 50h
40h 51h
40h 54h
41h 52h nnh
42h 52h nnh mmh
41h 53h nnh
40h 62h
61h 0Ch 01h
61h 20h
E0h 01h
E0h 02h
E0h 05h
Device Type Request
Stop
Play
Record
Fast Forward
Shuttle Forward
Pause
Fast Rewind
Shuttle Rewind
Next Track
Previous Track
Delete Current Track
Select Track (Track 01 ~ 99)
Select Track (Track 001 ~ 999)
Select Video Input Source
Enable HDD Mode
Current Time Sense
Status Sense
Length of current Track Data Sense
Video Control Data Sense
Current Track Number Data Sense
(Track 001 ~ 999)
Set Loop Play
Format Hard Disk
12h 11h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
10h 01h
74h 04h
7xh 20h
F1h 01h
F1h 02h
F2h 05h
Device Type Response
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
ACK
Current Time
Current Status
Length of Track
Video Control Data
Track Number (BCD)
10h 01h
10h 01h
ACK
ACK
E2h 10h 01h nnh
E3h 10h AAh 55h 01h
Detailed Description of Commands (without Checksum byte)
00h 11h : DEVICE TYPE REQUEST
Send: 00h 11h 11h
Return: 12h 11h 20h 41h 84h (NTSC Mode)
Return 12h 11h 21h 41h 85h (PAL Mode)
20h 00h : STOP
Send: 20h 00h 20h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
20h 01h : PLAY
Send: 20h 01h 21h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
20h 02h : RECORD
Send: 20h 02h 22h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
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20h 10h : FAST FORWARD
Send: 20h 10h 30h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
2xh 13h : SHUTTLE FORWARD
Send: 21h 13h 01h 35h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
21h 13h 00h : PAUSE
Send: 21h 13h 00h 34h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
20h 20h : FAST REWIND
Send: 20h 20h 40h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
2xh 23h : SHUTTLE REWIND
Send: 21h 23h 01h 45h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
40h 50h : NEXT TRACK
Send: 40h 50h 90h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
40h 51h : PREVIOUS TRACK
Send: 40h 51h 91h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
40h 54h : DELETE CURRENT TRACK
Send: 40h 54h 94h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
41h 52h NNh : SET TRACK NUMBER (Track 01 ~ 99)
NN = Track Number
Send: 41h 52h 01h 94h (Select Track 1)
Return: 10h 01h 11h
Send: 41h 52h 10h A3h (Select Track 16)
Return: 10h 01h 11h
42h 52h NNh MMh: SET TRACK NUMBER (Track 001 ~ 999)
NN = Track Number (Hex) % 100h
MM = Track Number (Hex) / 100h
Set track number to 900(384h):
NN = 384h % 100h = 84h (quotient)
MM = 384h / 100h = 03h
Send: 42h 52h 84h 03h 1Bh (Select Track 900)
Return: 10h 01h 11h
Set track number to 168(A8h):
NN = A8h % 100h = A8h (quotient)
MM = A8h / 100h = 00h
Send: 42h 52h A8h 00h 3Ch (Select Track 168)
Return: 10h 01h 11h
41h 53h NNh : SELECT VIDEO INPUT SOURCE
NN = Video Source, 0 = YPbPr, 1 = S-Video, 2 = CVBS, 3 = DV
eg. 41h 53h 00h 94h = YPbPr input
eg. 41h 53h 01h 95h = S-Video input
eg. 41h 53h 02h 96h = CVBS input
eg. 41h 53h 03h 97h = DV input (Disable Analog input)
40h 62h : ENABLE HDD MODE
Send: 40h 62h A2h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
61h 0Ch 01h : CURRENT TIME DATA SENSE
Send: 61h 0Ch 01h 6Eh
Return: 74h 04h 01h 02h 03h 04h 82h (Time code 04:03:02:01)
61h 20h : STATUS DATA SENSE
DATA-1 Most Significant Nibble = 1st status data byte number to be returned
DATA-1 Least Significant Nibble = number of status data bytes to be returned
Send: 61h 20h 03h 84h (return data byte 0, 1, and 2)
Return: 73h 20h 00h 81h 80h 94h
Send: 61h 20h A1h 22h (return the current track number)
Return: 71h 20h 99h 2Ah (Current track number is 99)
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E0h 01h : CURRENT TRACK LENGTH DATA SENSE
Send: E0h 01h E1h
Return: F1h 01h 29h 41h 56h 00h B5h (Track Length 00:56:41:29)
E0h 02h : VIDEO CONTROL DATA SENSE
0 = YPbPr, 1 = S-Video, 2 = CVBS, 3 = DV
Send: E0h 02h E2h
Return: F1h 02h 00h F3h (YpbPr Input)
Send: E0h 02h E2h
Return: F1h 02h 02h F5h (Decode DV)
E0h 05h : CURRENT TRACK NUMBER SENSE (Track 001 ~ 999)
Send: E0h 05h E5h
Return: F2h 05h 17h 01h 0Fh (Current Track Number is 117 <BCD>)
E2h 10h 01h NNH: SET LOOP PLAY
NN = Disable (00h) or Enable (01h)
Send: E2h 10h 01h 00h F3h (Disable Loop Play)
Return: 10h 01h 11h
Send: E2h 10h 01h 01h F4h (Enable Loop Play)
Return 10h 01h 11h
E3h 10h AAh 55h 01h : FORMAT HARD DISK
Send: E3h 10h AAh 55h 01h F3h
Return: 10h 01h 11h
Return Data (without Checksum byte)
10h 01h : ACK
When a command from the CONTROLLER is received normally, the DEVICE (DN-500) returns this
command as acknowledgment.
11h 12h : NAK
When a communication error is detected or an undefined COMMAND is received, the DEVICE
returns this command as not-acknowledgment.
BIT-7 to BIT-0 of DATA-1 will be set in accordance with the contents.
[DATA-1]
BIT-7
BIT-6
BIT-5
BIT-4
BIT-3
BIT-2
BIT-1
BIT-0
TIME OUT
FRAMING
ERROR
OVERRUN
ERROR
PARITY
ERROR
INHIBIT
CHECKSUM
ERROR
SOFTWARE
OVERRUN
UNDEFINED
COMMAND
12h 11h : DEVICE TYTPE
The “ 00h 11h : DEVICE TYPE REQUEST ” command is used for asking the specifications of the
DN-500 used as DEVICE. When the DEVICE receives this command, it attaches 2-bytes
specification data to “12h 11h : DEVICE TYPE” and sends the information to the CONTROLLER.
NTSC : 12h 11h 20h 41h
PAL : 12h 11h 21h 41h
74h 04h : Current Time Code (BCD)
Bit 7
Bit 6
Bit 5
Bit 4
0
0
Tens of Frames
Data 0
0
Tens of Seconds
Data 1
0
Tens of Minutes
Data 2
0
0
Tens of Hours
Data 3
Bit 3
Bit 2
Bit 1
Frames
Seconds
Minutes
Hours
Bit 0
Bit 2
Bit 1
Frames
Seconds
Minutes
Hours
Bit 0
Send: 61h 0Ch 01h 6Eh
Return: 74h 04h 01h 02h 03h 04h 82h (Time code 04:03:02:01)
F4h 01h : Length of Current Track (BCD)
Bit 7
Bit 6
Bit 5
Bit 4
0
0
Tens of Frames
Data 0
0
Tens of Seconds
Data 1
0
Tens of Minutes
Data 2
Tens of Hours
Data 3
Bit 3
Send: E0h 01h E1h
Return: F4h 01h 29h 41h 56h 00h B5h (Track Length 00:56:41:29)
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Status Return Data
BIT 7
Data 0
BIT 6
Busy
BIT 5
Stop
Data 2
Shuttle
Lamp Still
Lamp
Forward
BIT 2
BIT 1
Hardware
Error
Eject
Rewind
BIT 0
Local
Enable
Fast
Forward
Record
Fast
Reverse
Still
Play
Lamp
Reverse
Track is not
Empty
Rec. Inhibit
Disk Full
Data 8
GPI
Mode
Data 9
Data 10
BIT 3
Disk Out
Data 1
Data 6
BIT 4
Tens of Track Number(BCD)
GPI
Function
Track Numbers (BCD)
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Loop
Play
DN-500 Firmware Version
Date: 2010/10/20
Date: 2011/02/25
Version: MB :1.3.0 Main board
Version: FP : 1.7.0 Front Panel
How to update the firmware on your unit
From time to time Datavideo may release new firmware to either add new features or to fix reported bugs in
the current DN-500 firmware. Customers can update the DN-500 firmware themselves if they wish or they
can contact their local dealer or reseller for assistance should they prefer this method.
This page describes the firmware update process, if you have all the items required it should take
approximately 15 minutes total time to complete.
Once started the update process should not be interrupted in any way as this could result in a nonresponsive unit.
As well as a working DN-500 you will need:
 The latest zip file Firmware update for the DN-500.
This can be obtained from your local Datavideo office or dealer.
 The DN-500 power supply.
 A removable HE-1 drive caddy with drive fitted.
 USB 2.0 cable to connect the caddy to a computer.
 A 9pin D Sub to 3.5mm Jack cable for updating the Front Panel firmware.
 A windows PC.
Making your own 9pin D Sub to 3.5mm Jack cable for updating the Front Panel firmware
The jack plug parts are connected to the D Sub pins as follows. Jack Tip ( Tx) to D Sub Pin3. Jack Ring (Rx)
to D Sub Pin2. Jack Sleeve (Gnd) to D Sub Pin5.
To update the DN-500 firmware:
1. Connect the 9pin D Sub to 3.5mm Jack cable between the PC and the DN-500. The D Sub
connects to the PCs COM port and the Jack plug connects to the RS-232 socket on the DN-500
rear panel.
2.
Switch ON the DN-500 in the normal way.
3.
On the computer. Unzip/extract the file called DN-400-500_2011.03.02 to the desktop so the files
are easy to locate.
4.
Open the unzipped folder also called DN-400-500_2011.03.02 and look within the KB_1_7_0
folder. There are two more folders DN-500 and DN-400.
5.
Within the DN-500 folder double click on the application called UpdatedExecuteTools.
6.
An application window will open on the computer. Select the correct COM port and then click
on the START button. The application will then update the Front Panel of the DN-500*. The unit
will turn itself off automatically at the end of the process.
7.
Turn the DN-500 unit ON again and check that the FP firmware version is now changed.
8.
Now switch OFF the DN-500 in the normal way and unlock the removable HE-1 drive caddy.
9.
Remove the caddy from the DN-500 and connect it to the computer using the USB 2.0 cable.
10. On the computer. Open the unzipped folder called DN-400-500_2011.03.02 and look within the
MB_1_3_0 folder.
11. Within the MB_1_3_0 folder there are 2 files copy and paste them both to the root directory of
the HE-1 drive caddy.
12. Return the caddy to the DN-500 and lock it in place.
13. Turn on the DN-500 and the unit will update the mother board automatically and then restart*.
14. Turn the DN-500 unit ON again and check that the MB firmware version is now changed.
*WARNING: Once the option has been selected, DO NOT turn power off until the firmware has been
updated. If the update is prematurely ended the recorder will be made inoperable.
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User Notes
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Specifications
Supported Video Formats:
NTSC - DV 25 Mbps, 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:1:1
PAL- DV 25 Mbps, 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:2:0
HDV 1080i / 60 25 Mbps 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:2:0
HDV 1080i / 50 25 Mbps 8-bit Y.U.V. 4:2:0
Supported File Formats:
HDV .m2t
DV. .dv + .avi type 1 or 2 via conversion
Analogue Video Format:
Composite Video: 75Ω 1.0 V p-p
S-Video (Y/C): 4 Pin Mini Din 75Ω Y: 1.0 V p-p, C: 0.627 mV p-p
Component: BNC Y, R-Y, B-Y 75Ω
Bandwidth: > 5.0 mHz
Noise Ratio: > 50dB
DA, DP < 3%, 3°
Digital Audio
Embedded 2 Ch (16 bit 48 kHz) or 4 Ch (12 bit 32 kHz via IEEE1394)
2 Ch (16 bit 48 kHz) via Analogue Input
Analogue Audio
Unbalanced/Balanced Audio In / Out +10 dB Maximum - Phone (RCA) plugs
Bandwidth: 20 ~ 20 kHz
Noise Ratio: > 65dB
THD: < 0.3%
RS-422 & GPI Control Interface
Sony Standard RS-422 Interface
GPI via 3.5mm Jack, Pulse or Level
Operating Temperature 0° - 50 °C
Operating Humidity 0 - 70%
Power - 12V 4.2A
Dimensions - 482mm (W) x 293mm (D) x 44mm (H)
Weight - 7 Kg
Specifications are subject to change without notice
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Service and Support
It is our goal to make your products ownership a satisfying experience. Our supporting staff is available to
assist you in setting up and operating your system. Please refer to our web site www.datavideo-tek.com for
answers to common questions, support requests or contact your local office below.
Datavideo Global Website: www.datavideo-tek.com
Datavideo Corporation
Tel: +1 562 696 2324
Fax: +1 562-698-6930
E-Mail: [email protected]
Datavideo Technologies Europe BV
Tel: +31-30-261-96-56
Fax: +31-30 261-96-57
E-Mail: [email protected]
Datavideo UK Limited
Tel: +44 1457 851 000
E-Mail: [email protected]
Fax: +44 1457 850 964
Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd
Tel: +886 2 8227 2888
Fax: +886-2-8227-2777
E-mail: [email protected]
Datavideo Technologies China Co., Ltd
Tel: +86 21-5603 6599
Fax:+86 21-5603 6770
E-mail: [email protected]
Datavideo Technologies (S) PTE Ltd
Tel: +65-6749 6866
Fax: +65-6749 3266
E-mail: [email protected]
Datavideo HK Ltd
Tel: +852 2833 1981
Fax: +852-2833-9916
E-mail: [email protected]
Datavideo France s.a.r.l.
Tel: +33 1 60 37 02 46
Fax: +33 1 60 37 67 32
E-mail: [email protected]
Datavideo Technologies India PVT LTD.
Tel: +91 120 4309120
Fax: +91 120 4309121
E-mail: [email protected]
All the trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Datavideo Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved 2012.
Rev Date: 01-06-2012
P/N: G082060483E7
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