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Sony Corporation
PMW-500
(SYM)
4-260-128-03 (1)
Printed on recycled paper.
SOLID-STATE MEMORY CAMCORDER
PMW-500
The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PMW-500 Solid-State
Memory Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese
versions) in PDF format.
For more details, see "Using the CD-ROM" on page 14.
Printed in Japan
OPERATION MANUAL
2011.03 32
1st Edition (Revised 2)
© 2010
[English]
4260128030
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Printed on recycled paper. SOLID-STATE MEMORY CAMCORDER PMW-500 The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PMW-500 Solid-State Memory Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see “Using the CD-ROM” on page 14.

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    WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Important Safety Instructions • Read these instructions. •...

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    (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3 (urban outdoors), E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio). The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.

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    : E1 (résidentiel), E2 (commercial et industrie légère), E3 (urbain extérieur) et E4 (environnement EMC contrôlé, ex. studio de télévision). Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japon. Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la sécurité...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Foreword ... 11 Before Use... 11 Mode Indications in This Manual ... 11 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ... 12 Using the CD-ROM ... 14 Reading the CD-ROM Manuals ... 14 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls... 15 Power Supply ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Setting the User Bits... 63 Synchronizing the Timecode... 63 Setting Shot Data ... 65 Creating a Shot ID... 65 Checking Camcorder Settings and Status Information (Status Screens)... 66 Chapter 4 : Shooting Handling SxS Memory Cards... 68 About SxS Memory Cards ... 68 Loading and Ejecting SxS Memory Cards...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Formatting (Initializing) SxS Memory Cards ... 70 If You Load a Memory Card Formatted in the Different Recording Mode from the Mode Selected on the Camcorder... 71 Checking the Remaining Recording Time... 71 Restoring SxS Memory Cards... 72 Handling USB Flash Drives ... 73 Formatting (Initializing) USB Flash Drives...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Protecting Clips... 102 Copying Clips ... 102 Deleting Clips... 103 Displaying the Expand Thumbnail Screen... 104 Displaying the Essence Mark Thumbnail Screen ... 105 Adding and Deleting Shot Marks... 106 Changing Clip Index Pictures ... 106 Dividing Clips ... 106 Chapter 6 : Menu and Detailed Settings Setup Menu Organization and Levels...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Nonlinear Editing ... 172 Recording External Input Signals ... 172 Configuring a Shooting and Recording System ... 173 Chapter 9 : Maintenance Testing the Camcorder... 174 Maintenance ... 174 Cleaning the Viewfinder ... 174 Note about the Battery Terminal... 175 Operation Warnings ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Chart of Optional Components and Accessories ... 191 About i.LINK ... 192 MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License ... 193 MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License ... 193 About Bitmap Fonts ... 193 About OpenSSL ... 194 Index... 197 Table of Contents...

  • Page 11: Foreword, Before Use, Mode Indications In This Manual

    For details of these settings, see “Setting the Area of Use” (page 40). Note Before attaching/removing optional components or accessories to/from the PMW-500 (referred to as “the camcorder”), be sure to turn the power of the camcorder off. Mode Indications in This...

  • Page 12

    It can also record and play two SD formats: MPEG IMX 50 Mbps and DVCAM 25 Mbps. 1) CBK-MD01 SD Record and Playback Key required. For details, contact a Sony service representative Multi-format support The camcorder supports interlace format recording (1080/59.94i or 1080/50i), progressive format recording (1080/29.97P, 1080/23.98P,...

  • Page 13

    You can also use the Live Logging function to transfer proxy AV data to a computer as you shoot, for logging of the video currently being shot.

  • Page 14: Using The Cd-rom, Reading The Cd-rom Manuals

    Adobe Reader. In such a case, install the latest version you can download from the URL mentioned in “Preparations” above. Note If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase a new one to replace it. Contact a Sony service representative.

  • Page 15: Power Supply

    (for a UHF Wireless Microphone System)” (page 45). Note For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the camcorder, Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs: BP-GL95, BP-GL65, BP-L60S, and BP-L80S. Adaptor connector Enables connection of an XDCA-55 HD Camera Adaptor or an HDCA-702 MPEG TS Adaptor.

  • Page 16: Accessory Attachments

    LENS connector (12-pin) Connect a lens cable to this connector. Note When connecting or disconnecting the lens cable to this connector, power off the camcorder first. o Tripod mount When using the camcorder on a tripod, attach the tripod adaptor (optional).

  • Page 17: Operating And Connectors Section

    Lens mount (special bayonet mount) Attach the lens. Consult a Sony service representative for information about available lenses. q Lens locking lever After inserting the lens in the lens mount, rotate the lens mount ring with this lever to lock the lens in position.

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    white balance setting returns to the original setting. If you push the switch to the BLACK side once more during the automatic black balance adjustment, the adjustment is cancelled and the black balance setting returns to the original setting. f MIC (microphone) LEVEL control Adjusts the input level of audio channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 (see page 60).

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    You can assign the desired function to this switch on OPERATION >Assignable SW in the setup menu (see page 156). Off is assigned to this switch when the camcorder is shipped from the factory. This is a momentary type switch. Each press of the switch turns the function assigned to this switch on or off.

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    1) E-E: Abbreviation of “Electric-to-Electric”. In E-E mode, video and audio signals input to the camcorder are output after passing through internal electric circuits only. This can be used to check input signals.

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    You can adjust the position and angle of the LCD monitor. c WARNING indicator Lights up or flashes when an abnormality occurs (see page 176). d ACCESS lamp Lights up in blue when data is written to or read from the recording media. e Protection cover of the audio control section Open to access the audio control section (see...

  • Page 22

    For MP4 clips, each time you press this button the division is repeated. Hold down the SHIFT button and press this button to step back through the division process. n HOLD (display hold) button Pressing this button instantly freezes the time data displayed in the LCD monitor.

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    The operating mode is set as explained below, depending on the position of the switch. F-RUN: Timecode keeps advancing, regardless of whether the camcorder is recording. Use this setting when synchronizing the timecode with external timecode. SET: Sets the timecode or user bits.

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    Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls b PC connector Used to put this camcorder into USB connection mode and use it as an external storage device for a computer. When a computer without...

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    GENLOCK IN (genlock signal input) connector (BNC type) This connector inputs a reference signal when the camcorder is to be genlocked or when timecode is to be synchronized with external equipment. Available reference signals vary depending on the current system frequency as shown in the following table.

  • Page 26: Lcd Monitor

    Connect a remote control unit, which makes it possible to control the camcorder remotely. Note Before connecting/disconnecting the Remote Control Unit to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn off the camcorder POWER switch. j i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector (6-pin, IEEE1394 compliant, S400)

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    b Recording format Indicates the current recording format or the recording format of clip being currently played. • UDF mode HD422 50 HD420 HQ IMX50 DVCAM • FAT mode HQ1920 HQ1440 HQ1280 SP1440 DVCAM c Recording mode UDF: UDF mode FAT: FAT mode d File format MXF: When the recording mode is UDF...

  • Page 28: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    Connect to the VF connector (20-pin) on the camcorder. b Stopper Prevents the viewfinder from coming off the camcorder when it is slid from side to side. c Camera operator tally indicator Lights up while camcorder is recording. This indicator can be covered when not in use.

  • Page 29: Cbk-vf01 Viewfinder (optional)

    Connect to the VF connector (26-pin) on the camcorder. b Stopper Prevents the viewfinder from coming off the camcorder when it is slid from side to side. c Eyecup d Diopter adjustment ring Allows for optimal focus adjustment. e Eyepiece You can raise this up when required by the situation.

  • Page 30: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    • Picture Cache mode enabled • Green tally signal received (when a camera adaptor is mounted on the camcorder and a camera extension unit is connected) • Recording with MAINTENANCE >Camera Config >HD/SDI Remote I/F in the setup menu...

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    Indicates the setting of the digital extender function (when optional CBK-HD02 SDI/ COMPOSITE Input and 50 Pin Interface is installed) of this camcorder and the setting of the lens extender. EX: The lens extender is on. 08: The lens shrinker is on.

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    Under this area, you can also display the name of the next clip to be recorded (see page 127). n Special recording mode indication The following is displayed when the camcorder is in a special recording mode. • Frame Rec (Frame Recording mode) •...

  • Page 33

    Spotlight mode b Focus adjustment mode (when the auto focus lens is mounted) Indicates the current focus adjustment mode of the camcorder. • AF (Auto Focus mode) • MF (Manual Focus mode) • MF* (Manual Focus mode when the MF Assist function is on) •...

  • Page 34

    5600: When the assignable switch to which Color Temp SW 5600K has been assigned is on 6300: When the assignable switch to which Color Temp SW 6300K has been assigned is on m Gain value Indicates the gain value (in dB) of the video amplifier, as set by the GAIN selector.

  • Page 35: Using A Battery Pack

    Preparations Chapter Preparing a Power Supply For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and AC adaptors listed below. • BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion Battery Pack • AC power using the AC-DN2B/DN10 AC Adaptor CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

  • Page 36: Using Ac Power

    ACCESS lamp in the card slot section is lit in orange), be careful never to remove the battery pack. • Make sure to power the camcorder off before replacing the battery pack. Using AC Power...

  • Page 37: Attaching The Viewfinder, Adjusting The Viewfinder Position

    For more information about the connection of the viewfinder and camcorder, contact a Sony service representative. 1 Loosen the viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring, 2 attach the...

  • Page 38: Using The Bkw-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket

    Rotation Bracket, you can rotate the viewfinder out of the way so that your right leg does not hit the viewfinder while you are carrying the camcorder. Loosen the front-to-back viewfinder positioning levers and the front-to-back viewfinder positioning knobs, and then pull the viewfinder slide assembly forward.

  • Page 39: Detaching The Eyepiece, Adjusting The Viewfinder Focus And Screen

    When the eyecup is worn out, replace it with a new one. For details of a replacement eyecup, contact a Sony service representative. Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus and Screen To adjust the viewfinder focus Turn the diopter adjustment ring until the viewfinder image is sharpest.

  • Page 40: Setting The Area Of Use

    When using the camcorder for the first time The area of use is not factory preset. Before using the camcorder, you need to set this item. (You cannot use the camcorder without setting this item.) To set the area of use...

  • Page 41: Setting The Date/time Of The Internal Clock

    NTSC(J) Area NTSC area (Japan) PAL Area PAL area a) The composite signal output from this camcorder is an NTSC signal with a black setup (7.5 IRE). The system frequency is 59.94i. b) The composite signal output from this camcorder is an NTSC signal with no black setup.

  • Page 42: Mounting And Adjusting The Lens, Adjusting The Flange Focal Length

    Starting the camcorder with an aberration correction lens may require more time than normally because of data loading at start-up. Contact a Sony service representative for information about aberration correction lenses. Adjusting the Flange Focal Length If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you...

  • Page 43: Preparing The Audio Input System, Connecting A Microphone To The Mic In Connector

    Use manual or power zoom to set the lens to telephoto. Point the camcorder at the chart by turning the focus ring and focus on it. Set the zoom ring to wide angle. Turn the F.f or F.B ring until the chart is in focus, being careful not to disturb the focus ring.

  • Page 44: Connecting Microphones To The Audio In Connectors

    On how to perform this operation, refer to the operation manual for the microphone. Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector, then set the AUDIO IN switch for the channel on which you want to record the audio from this microphone to FRONT.

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    Note The optional WRR Mount Bracket (service part number: A-8278-057-B) is required to fit the WRR-862. For details, contact your vendor or a Sony service representative To fit the DWR-S01D or WRR-855S Remove the four fixing screws holding...

  • Page 46

    Pack to be attached, and tighten the adjustment screws to fix its position. 4 Attach the mount plate supplied with the WRR-862. About the WRR tuner fitting (service part number: A-8278-057-B), contact a Sony service or sales representative. Preparing the Audio Input System BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/L80S Adjustment...

  • Page 47: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    1 AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 switches 2 To DC OUT connector 3 To AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 connector 4 AUDIO IN selectors Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment Connect the audio output connector of the audio equipment that supplies the line input signal to the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 connector.

  • Page 48: Tripod Mounting

    If the pin remains in the engaged position, you will not be able to mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor. Camera mount Lever...

  • Page 49: Connecting A Video Light, Using The Shoulder Strap

    LIGHT connector. Note The accessory fitting shoe on the camcorder is of the -inch tapped hole type. If you want to replace this with a slide-type shoe, use the supplied cold shoe kit. On how to fit the cold shoe kit, refer to “Using a External Hard...

  • Page 50: Adjusting The Shoulder Pad Position

    You can slide the shoulder pad back and forth within a 40 mm range. This adjustment helps you get the best balance for shooting with the camcorder on your shoulder. Shoulder pad Raise the lever in the center of the shoulder pad to unlock the shoulder pad.

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    Adjustments and Settings Chapter For menu operations, see “Basic Setup Menu Operations” (page 109). Setting the Video Format The following recording formats can be selected for different combinations of video resolution and system frequency. In UDF mode OPERATION >Format menu settings HD/SD HD System Rec Format Line...

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    a) 59.94i/29.97P/59.94P/23.98P: When OPERATION >Format >Country in the setup menu is set to [NTSC Area] or [NTSC(J) Area] 50i/25P/50P: When OPERATION >Format >Country in the setup menu is set to [PAL Area] b) 59.94i after 2-3 pulldown is recorded c) When the optional CBK-MD01 is installed d) Converted to PsF and recorded In FAT mode OPERATION >Format menu settings...

  • Page 53: Selecting The Recording Mode

    A confirmation message appears. Select [Execute] to execute, or select [Cancel] to cancel, and then press the MENU knob. Power the camcorder off and on again. Changing the Video Format Refer to the above table and change the settings of the relevant items.

  • Page 54: Adjusting The Black Balance And The White Balance, Adjusting The Black Balance

    Black balance adjustment The black balance will require adjustment in the following cases. • When the camcorder is used for the first time • When the camcorder has not been used for a long time • When the camcorder is used under conditions in...

  • Page 55: Adjusting The White Balance

    (A or B). Note If the camcorder has a zoom lens with an automatic iris, the iris may hunt prevent this, adjust the iris gain knob (indicated as IG, IS, or S) on the lens.

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    ND filter in the memory that corresponds to the WHITE BAL switch setting (A or B). The camcorder has four built-in ND filters, allowing you to save a total of eight adjustment values (4 × 2). However, the contents of the memories are not linked to ND filter settings in the following cases.

  • Page 57: Setting The Electronic Shutter, Shutter Modes, Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    2000 23.98P 120, a) This speed cannot be selected when the camcorder is in Slow & Quick Motion mode and OPERATION >Rec Function >Frame Rate in the setup menu is set to a value that is greater than the system frequency.

  • Page 58

    To set the shutter mode and standard- mode shutter speed Once the shutter speed is selected, it is retained even when the camcorder power is turned off. Push the SHUTTER selector from ON to SELECT. The current shutter setting indication appears for about three seconds.

  • Page 59: Changing The Reference Value For Automatic Iris Adjustment

    Select one of –0.25, –0.5, –0.75, or –1. The changed reference value is retained until the power of the camcorder is turned off. Even if the reference value is changed, it reverts to the standard value every time the power is turned on.

  • Page 60: Adjusting The Audio Level

    Adjusting the Audio Level When you set the AUDIO SELECT switch to AUTO, the input levels of analog audio signals recorded on each channel are adjusted automatically. You can also make manual adjustments. Note Even if you set the AUDIO SELECT switch to AUTO, the input levels of digital audio signals are not adjusted automatically.

  • Page 61: Recording Audio On Channels 3 And 4

    Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es) for the desired channel(s) selected in step to MANUAL. Turn the MIC LEVEL control, and adjust so that the audio level meter shows up to –20 dB for a normal input volume. Correspondence between recording level adjustments and audio level controls On MAINTENANCE >Audio in the setup menu, you can select which audio level control controls...

  • Page 62: Setting The Time Data, Setting The Timecode

    Setting Knob Front+Side4 LEVEL (CH4) knob and MIC LEVEL control (linked operation) You can now adjust the levels of audio channels 3 and 4 with the knobs selected here. Setting the Time Data Setting the Time Data Note When picture cache mode is enabled, it is not possible to set time data, even if you set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.

  • Page 63: Setting The User Bits, Synchronizing The Timecode

    Synchronizing the Timecode You can synchronize the internal timecode generator of this camcorder with an external generator for the regeneration of an external timecode. You can also synchronize the timecode generators of other camcorders/VTRs with the internal generator of this camcorder.

  • Page 64

    • If the frequency of the reference video signal is not the same as the system frequency of the camcorder, the camcorder cannot be correctly genlocked. In such a case, the internal timecode is not correctly synchronized with the external timecode.

  • Page 65: Setting Shot Data, Creating A Shot Id

    Setting Shot Data While color bars are output, shot data can be displayed. Example display of shot data You can select which shot data is superimposed on the color bars with OPEARTION >Shot Display in the setup menu. Shot Date To superimpose the shot date, turn the MENU knob to set Shot Date to [On] and press the knob.

  • Page 66

    Checking Camcorder Settings and Status Information (Status Screens) The status screens allow you to check camcorder settings and various types of status information. There are five status screens, listed below. Status screen Information displayed CAMERA status Settings and status information...

  • Page 67

    BATTERY/MEDIA status screen This screen displays the status of the battery mounted on the camcorder and the media status. Battery: The remaining battery capacity Charge Count: The number of times the battery has been charged HDD A/HDD B: Remaining battery capacity of...

  • Page 68

    Solid-State Memory Camcorder”). About SxS Memory Cards SxS memory cards that can be used with this camcorder Use the following Sony SxS memory cards (SxS PRO or SxS-1) with this camcorder. SxS PRO • SBP-16 (16 GB) • SBP-32 (32 GB) SxS-1 •...

  • Page 69: Loading And Ejecting Sxs Memory Cards

    Before discarding or disposing of a memory card, erase it using commercial data erasure software, or physically destroy it. Sony cannot be responsible for any failure to erase data completely. • Clip operations may not be possible when the remaining capacity of the media is low.

  • Page 70: Formatting (initializing) Sxs Memory Cards

    Doing so may corrupt all data recorded on the card. Always make sure that the ACCESS lamp is lit green or not lit before you power the camcorder off or remove a memory card. Selecting the SxS Memory Card to...

  • Page 71: If You Load A Memory Card Formatted In The Different Recording Mode From The Mode Selected On The Camcorder

    • All data is erased when you format a memory card, including setup files and all of the recorded video data. • Use the format function of this camcorder to format SxS memory cards for use on this camcorder. The...

  • Page 72: Restoring Sxs Memory Cards

    Note For restoration of media recorded with this camcorder, be sure to use this camcorder. Media recorded with a device other than this camcorder or with another camcorder of different version (even of the same model) may not be restored using this camcorder.

  • Page 73: Handling Usb Flash Drives, Formatting (initializing) Usb Flash Drives

    • Record proxy data (see page 85) • Load planning metadata (see page 87) • Save and load setting data (see page 160) The following Sony USB flash drives are recommended for use with this camcorder. Pocket Bit L Series •...

  • Page 74: Restoring Usb Flash Drives, Basic Operations

    Select the recording mode (see page 53). Load one or two SxS memory cards (see page 69). If you load two cards, the camcorder switches automatically to the second card when the first card becomes full. Set the camcorder’s POWER switch (see page 15) to ON.

  • Page 75

    Rec Review function or the Freeze Mix function has been assigned (see page 155). The camcorder plays the entire last clip, or the last few seconds of that clip (three seconds or 10 seconds), and then returns to standby mode.

  • Page 76: Playing Recorded Clips

    Playing Recorded Clips When the camcorder is in standby (STBY) mode, you can play all or part of the most recently recorded clip (see page 75). Insert the SxS memory card to play (see page 69).

  • Page 77: Deleting Recorded Clips, Advanced Operations, Recording Shot Marks

    [Execute], and then press the knob. Advanced Operations Recording Shot Marks UDF / FAT-HD On this camcorder, two types of shot marks are available in HD mode. You can record them at user-specified positions to make it easier for editors to cue up those positions.

  • Page 78: Setting Ok Marks

    Continuous Rec mode. The camcorder exits Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Quick Motion or Clip Continuous Rec mode, whenever you select picture cache mode. The camcorder exits picture cache mode automatically whenever you select Frame Rec, Interval Rec, Slow & Quick Motion, or Clip Continuous Rec mode.

  • Page 79

    However, the picture cache time is limited. If power is lost during recording • If you set the camcorder’s POWER switch to OFF, the camcorder is powered off automatically after a few seconds, during which the media is accessed to record the video and audio data stored in the camcorder’s memory up...

  • Page 80

    (It does not go on and off automatically.) The camcorder exits Interval Rec mode when it is powered off, but the number of frames, interval time, and pre-lighting settings are maintained.

  • Page 81: Shooting Stop Motion Animations (frame Rec Function)

    UDF) • Genlock is not possible. If power is lost during recording • If you set the camcorder’s POWER switch to OFF, the camcorder is powered off automatically after a few seconds, during which the media is accessed to record the video and audio data stored in the camcorder’s memory up...

  • Page 82

    Shooting with Slow & Quick Motion When the camcorder is in HD mode and the video format (see page 51) is set to one of the formats listed below, you can specify a recording frame rate that is different from the playback frame rate.

  • Page 83: Recording With The Clip Continuous Rec Function

    MENU knob. The Slow & Quick Motion mode setting and the frame rate are retained even after the camcorder is powered off. To shoot in Slow & Quick Motion mode Shoot as described in “Basic Operations”...

  • Page 84: Framing Shots With The Freeze Mix Function

    Stop the recording after the recording continues for two or more seconds. To exit Clip Continuous Rec mode With the camcorder in recording standby mode, set OPERATION >Rec Function >Clip Continuous Rec in the setup menu to [Off]. Limitations during recording...

  • Page 85: Recording Proxy Data, Recording Proxy Data While Recording Clips

    The recording review picture is frozen and overlaps the camera picture. Note The following functions are disabled at the freeze mix times. • Menu operations • During Focus Mag display • Marker display • Zebra display • Peaking display • Skin tone details display To cancel the freeze mix display Do one of the following.

  • Page 86: Recording Proxy Data For Existing Clips, Deleting All Proxy Data From A Usb Flash Drive

    Metadata: Saved in <Proav-ID>\Clip\ To stop recording of proxy data To stop recording of proxy data only, without stopping recording of original data, set MAINTENANCE >USB >Memory Rec in the setup menu to [Disable]. If recording fails The message “USB Memory Error” appears. If recording fails because the USB flash drive is full, the message “USB Memory Full”...

  • Page 87: Planning Metadata Operations, Loading A Planning Metadata File Into Camcorder's Internal Memory

    Even if the total number of planning metadata files is 64 or less, all of the planning metadata files may not appear if the directory where they are located on the SxS memory card (General/Sony/Planning) contains 512 or more files. Planning Metadata Operations...

  • Page 88: Defining Clip Names In Planning Metadata

    64 or less, all of the planning metadata files may not appear if the directory where they are located on the USB flash driver (General/Sony/Planning) contains 512 or more files. Turn the MENU knob to select a file to load and press the knob.

  • Page 89

    When neither an ASCII format name string nor UTF-8 format name string can be used, the standard format clip name is used. You can use the Sony Planning Metadata Add-in application software supplied with the CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi Adapter to define clip names. For details, refer to the Operating Instructions supplied with the CBK- WA01.

  • Page 90: Defining Shot Mark Names In Planning Metadata

    CRLF only after the last character in the statement line, and do not enter spaces except where specified, except within essence mark name strings. You can use the Sony Planning Metadata Add-in application software supplied with the CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi Adapter to Essence mark names. For details, refer to the Operating Instructions supplied with the CBK-WA01.

  • Page 91: Thumbnail Screen

    Clip Operations Chapter Clip Playback A thumbnail screen appears if you press the THUMBNAIL button in E-E or playback mode. Thumbnail screens display lists of the clips stored on SxS memory cards in the form of index pictures. (A message appears if you insert a memory card that contains no clips.) You can select any clip (see page 94) in a thumbnail screen and start playback of that clip (see page 94).

  • Page 92

    UDF mode/FAT-HD mode thumbnail screen UDF / FAT-HD Cursor (yellow) a Index picture When a clip is recorded, its first frame is set automatically as the index picture. You can change to index picture to any frame (see page 106). b Lock mark Indicates the selected clip is marked with an OK mark or protected.

  • Page 93

    j Clip duration k Timecode This is the timecode of the index picture. FAT-SD mode thumbnail screen FAT-SD The icon of the currently selected SxS memory card is highlighted. (If the card is write protected, a lock appears on the left.) Cursor (yellow) a Take mark Indicates that the file size is larger than 2 GB, and...

  • Page 94: Playing Clips

    Play continues through all clips after the selected clip. When the last clip has been played to the end, the camcorder enters pause (still image) mode at the last frame of the last clip. Press the THUMBNAIL button to return to the thumbnail screen.

  • Page 95

    To add a shot mark during play You can add shot marks to clips during play by using the same method used during recording (see page 77). Notes • Shot marks cannot be recorded when the SxS memory card is write protected. •...

  • Page 96: Thumbnail Operations, Thumbnail Menu Configuration

    Thumbnail Operations You can use the THUMBNAIL menu to perform various operations on clips, to check clip properties, and to change clip metadata. THUMBNAIL Menu Configuration Menu items Sub-items Clip Properties — Set Index Picture — UDF / FAT-HD Thumbnail View Forward Expansion Back Expansion Essence Mark Thumbnail...

  • Page 97

    Menu items Sub-items Copy Clip — Delete Clip — Divide Clip — FAT-HD Filter Clips — FAT-HD Filter Clips KP(Keep) None Lock All Clips — Unlock All Clips — Copy All All Clips General Files All Clips & General Files Delete All Clips Execute/Cancel Description...

  • Page 98: Basic Thumbnail Menu Operations, Changing The Thumbnail Screen Type

    OK/NG/KP marks and shot marks. • Some items cannot be selected, depending on the state of the camcorder when the menu was displayed. To hide the clip properties screen Do one of the following.

  • Page 99

    See “Adding and Deleting OK, NG or KP Marks” (page 101) for information about how to add OK marks. To display the all clips thumbnail screen The all clips thumbnail screen displays thumbnails of all of the clips on the selected memory card, including both HD-mode and SD-mode clips.

  • Page 100: Displaying Clip Properties

    Displaying Clip Properties The clip properties screen appears when you select Clip Properties in the THUMBNAIL menu. UDF / FAT-HD FAT-SD a Image of the current clip b Image of the previous clip Press the PREV button to display the properties of the previous clip.

  • Page 101: Adding And Deleting Ok, Ng Or Kp Marks

    Press the MENU knob again to exit long display mode. Pressing the PREV or NEXT button to display the previous or next clip also exists long display mode. e Lock mark This appears when the clip is marked with an OK mark or protected.

  • Page 102: Protecting Clips, Copying Clips

    Select [Execute], and press the MENU knob. The OK mark is deleted from the selected clip. To delete an OK, NG or KP mark In the thumbnail screen, select the thumbnail of the clip from which you want to delete an OK, NG or KP mark, and select THUMBNAIL >Set Clip Flag >None.

  • Page 103: Deleting Clips

    • A message appears if there is not enough free capacity at the copy destination SxS memory card. Exchange the card for one with more free capacity. • When multiple clips are recorded in a source SxS memory card, it may not be possible to copy all clips to the end.

  • Page 104: Displaying The Expand Thumbnail Screen

    • In HD mode, clips with OK marks are not deleted, even when a deletion is executed for a group of clips that includes them. In the thumbnail screen, select the thumbnails of the clips to delete and then select THUMBNAIL >Delete All Clips.

  • Page 105: Displaying The Essence Mark Thumbnail Screen

    Number of the selected frame Clip properties are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Except for the items listed below, the information displayed here is the same as the information displayed in the normal thumbnail screen. a Timecode This is the timecode of the selected partial file. b Duration This is the duration of the selected partial file.

  • Page 106: Adding And Deleting Shot Marks, Changing Clip Index Pictures, Dividing Clips

    a Timecode This is the timecode of the selected frame in the shot mark thumbnail screen. Adding and Deleting Shot Marks UDF / FAT-HD In the essence mark thumbnail screen (see page 105) or the expand thumbnail screen (see page 104), you can add thumbnails to any frame of clips recorded in HD mode, and delete recorded shot marks.

  • Page 107: Setup Menu Organization, Setup Menu Levels

    Menu and Detailed Settings Chapter Setup Menu Organization and Levels On this camcorder, settings for shooting and playback are made in the setup menu, which appears in the viewfinder. The setup menu can also be displayed on an external video monitor (see page 167).

  • Page 108

    PAINT Menu (see page 129) PAINT Switch Status White Black Flare Gamma Black Gamma Knee White Clip Detail(HD Mode) Detail(SD Mode) Aperture Skin Detail Matrix Multi Matrix V Modulation Low Key Saturation Noise Suppress MAINTENANCE Menu (see page 135) MAINTENANCE White Shading Black Shading Battery...

  • Page 109

    OPERATION menu Menu list Menu item selection area Note The setup menu cannot be used when the camcorder is in focus magnification mode. Exit focus magnification mode by pressing the assignable switch to which the Focus Mag function has been assigned.

  • Page 110

    Turn the MENU knob, or press the J or j button, to move the cursor to the sub- item that you want to set, and then confirm the selection by pressing the MENU knob or the SET button. The settings of the selected sub-item appear, and the cursor moves to the currently selected value.

  • Page 111: Menu List, User Menu (factory Default Configuration)

    2) Contains only User Menu Only as sub-item You can change the configuration of the USER menu by adding desired menu items and arranging them in a desired order. For details, refer to the Supplement supplied in the CD-ROM (labeled “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder”). Menu List...

  • Page 112: Operation Menu

    OPERATION Menu Settings in bold are the factory default values. OPERATION Menu items Sub-item File System Format Specifies the camcorder’s recording mode, HD/SD operating mode and recording format. HD System Line System Frequency The available settings Menu List Settings Description...

  • Page 113

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Rec Format Format Specifies the camcorder’s operating mode and recording format. Aspect Ratio (SD) 16:9/4:3 Audio Length(IMX) Country Media(A) Format Media Executes a media format. Media(B) Settings Description The available settings Selects the recording format (execute by vary depending on the selecting Execute).

  • Page 114

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item In FAT mode Input/Output Makes settings Output& i.LINK related to I/O signals. In UDF mode Output 23.98P Output Source Select Ext Video Source i.LINK I/O SDI Output SDI Out Super Video Out Super Live & Play Menu List Settings Description...

  • Page 115

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Down Converter Input/Output Makes settings related to I/O signals. Wide ID Wide Mode(EXT) Setup Remove(EXT) Super(VF Display) On/Off Super Impose Makes settings Super(Menu) related to Super(Timecode) superimposed text and markers. Super(Marker) LCD Color Marker&Zebra Settings Description Crop/Letter/Squeeze Selects the signal conversion mode for output of SD signals.

  • Page 116

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Slow & Quick Rec Function Makes settings related to special recording modes. Frame Rate Note When Picture Cache is assigned to an assignable switch, this item is disabled (displayed in grey). Clip Continuous Picture Cache Rec On/Off P.

  • Page 117

    [View] cannot be selected. For details on Live Logging functions, refer to the Supplement supplied in the CD-ROM (labeled “Manuals for Solid- State Memory Camcorder”). Assigns function to ASSIGN. 0 switch. See page 155. Assigns function to ASSIGN. 1 switch.

  • Page 118

    White, Red, Yellow, and Blue. Adjusts the detail level (set on the camcorder) of the viewfinder When the Peaking Type setting is Both, selects the color peaking level from among Low, Mid, and High.

  • Page 119

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item 100% Marker Marker Makes settings related to marker display in the viewfinder screen. Aspect Mask User Box User Box Width User Box Height User Box H Position User Box V Position Guide Frame Gain Low Gain Switch Makes settings related to the GAIN switch.

  • Page 120

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Mode TLCS Makes settings related to total level control. Speed AGC Limit AGC Point Auto Shutter Auto Shutter Limit 1/100 / 1/150 / 1/200 / Auto Shutter Point F5.6/F8/F11/F16 Zebra Select Zebra Makes settings related to zebra Zebra1 Level displays.

  • Page 121

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Timecode Display On/Off Selects the items to display in the viewfinder screen. Battery Remain Media Remain TLCS Mode Focus Mode White Balance Mode Filter Position Iris Position Gain Setting Shutter Setting Color Temp Video Format System Line Rec Mode Extender WRR RF Level...

  • Page 122

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Gain<!> “!” LED Shutter <!> White Preset <!> ATW Run <!> Extender <!> Iris Override <!> Iris Override Auto Iris Makes settings related to auto iris. Iris Speed Clip High light Iris Window Iris Window Indication ID-1 Shot ID Creates the shot IDs...

  • Page 123

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item White Switch<B> White Setting Makes settings related to auto white balance adjustments. Shockless White ATW Speed AWB Fixed Area Filter White Memory Settings Description Specifies the operating mode selected Memory/ATW by the B position of the WHITE BAL switch.

  • Page 124

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Offset White <A> Offset White Makes settings related to white balance offset values. Warm Cool <A> Warm Cool Balance<A> Offset White <B> Warm Cool <B> Warm Cool Balance<B> Shutter Select Shutter Makes settings related to the shutter setting.

  • Page 125

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Auto Naming Clip Make settings for clip name or clip management. Note Do not assign clip names that begin with the “.” (period) symbol. Clips with names in which the first character is “.” cannot be viewed on the application software for computers.

  • Page 126

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Title Prefix Clip Make settings for clip name or clip management. Note Do not assign clip names that begin with the “.” (period) symbol. Clips with names in which the first character is “.” cannot be viewed on the application software for computers.

  • Page 127

    OPERATION Menu items Sub-item Number Set Clip Make settings for clip name or clip management. Note Do not assign clip names that begin with Name Display the “.” (period) symbol. Clips with names in which the first character is “.” cannot be viewed on the application software for computers.

  • Page 128

    Displays the detailed information in the planning metadata loaded on the camcorder (execute by selecting [Execute]). Execute/Cancel Clears the planning metadata loaded on the camcorder (execute by selecting [Execute]). Selects the display mode of the clip Title1(ASCII)/ Title2(UTF-8) name specified in planning metadata (see page 89).

  • Page 129: Paint Menu

    PAINT Menu Settings in bold are the factory default values. PAINT Menu items Sub-item Gamma Switch Status Turns various signal Black Gamma correction functions and a test signal on or Matrix off. Knee White Clip Detail Aperture Flare Test Saw Color Temp <A>...

  • Page 130

    Select the gamma table to use in vary depending on the gamma correction. setting in Gamma When Gamma Category is STD: Category (see 1 DVW: DVW camcorder “Description”). equivalent 2 ×4.5: ×4.5 gain 3 ×3.5: ×3.5 gain 4 240M: SMPTE-240M equivalent...

  • Page 131

    PAINT Menu items Sub-item Knee Knee Makes settings related Knee Point to knee correction. Knee correction is Knee Slope processing that Knee Saturation prevents washout by compressing the bright parts of the video Knee Saturation according to an upper Level limit for the dynamic range of the recorded and output picture.

  • Page 132

    PAINT Menu items Sub-item Detail Detail(HD Mode)/ Level Detail(SD Mode) Makes settings related H/V Ratio to details adjustments in HD mode and SD Crispening mode. Detail adjustment is Level Depend processing that improves the clarity of Level Depend Level –99 to ±0 to +99 the video by adding Frequency detail signals to the...

  • Page 133

    PAINT Menu items Sub-item Aperture Aperture Makes settings related Level to aperture correction. Aperture correction is processing to improve resolution by adding high-frequency aperture signals to the video signal, which corrects degeneration due to high-frequency characteristics. Skin Detail Skin Detail Makes settings related to skin detail Area Detection...

  • Page 134

    PAINT Menu items Sub-item Multi Matrix Multi Matrix Makes settings related to multi matrix Area Indication correction. Multi-matrix correction allows specific colors to be selected for saturation correction in Color Detection a 16-axis hue space. Axis Saturation V Modulation V Modulation Makes settings related to V modulation Master V...

  • Page 135: Maintenance Menu

    MAINTENANCE Menu Settings in bold are the factory default values. MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item Channel Select White Shading Makes settings related to white shading. R/G/B White H Saw –99 to ±0 to +99 White shading is required for each different lens to correct irregularities arising R/G/B White H Para –99 to ±0 to +99 from lens...

  • Page 136

    11.0V to 14.0V (0.1V Specifies a threshold value that step) triggers a “Battery End” warning when a non-Sony battery pack is used. 11.5V to 11.8V to 17.0V Specifies a threshold value that (0.1V step) triggers a “Battery Near End”...

  • Page 137

    MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item Front MIC Select Audio Makes settings related to audio. Audio CH3/4 Mode Rear XLR Auto Front MIC CH1 Ref –70dB/–60dB/–50dB/ Front MIC CH2 Ref –70dB/–60dB/–50dB/ Rear MIC CH1 Ref Rear MIC CH2 Ref Line Input Ref Min Alarm Volume Speaker Attenuate Headphone Out...

  • Page 138

    MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item CH3&4 AGC Mode Mono/Stereo Audio Makes settings related to audio. AGC Spec Limiter Mode Output Limiter CH1 Wind Filter CH2 Wind Filter CH3 Wind Filter CH4 Wind Filter Audio SG (1KHz) MIC CH1 Level MIC CH2 Level Menu List Settings Description...

  • Page 139

    MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item Rear1/WRR Level Audio Makes settings related to audio. Rear2/WRR Level Audio CH3 Level Audio CH4 Level Settings Description Side1/Front/Front+Side1 Selects the knob that adjusts the audio levels of a wireless microphone and a device connected to the AUDIO IN CH-1 connector on the rear panel.

  • Page 140

    MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item WRR Valid CH Sel WRR Setting Makes settings related to the wireless tuner. WRR CH Select WRR Delay Comp TX Audio Peak TX Input Level TX ATT Level TX LCF Frequency TX System Delay Menu List Settings Description Selects whether to enable channels 1...

  • Page 141

    MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item TC Out Timecode Makes settings related to timecode. DF/NDF LTC UBIT Counter Display Ret Shot Mark 1 Essence Mark Makes settings related to shot marks and clip index picture Ret Shot Mark 2 thumbnails. Index Pic Pos Find Mode Settings Description...

  • Page 142

    Selects whether to use the function R-Tally that enables recording control from this camcorder of an external device connected to the HD/SD SDI OUT connector (HDSDI output). When the function is used, also selects the indication that shows whether the external device is recording.

  • Page 143

    Settings Description For times when a remote control RM/CAM/PARA unit is connected, selects whether recording start/stop buttons are enabled on the camcorder or the remote control unit. RM: Remote control unit CAM: Camcorder PARA: Both 1500K to 3200K to Specifies the white balance preset 50000K value.

  • Page 144

    MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item DCC Function Select DCC/Fix DCC Adjust Makes settings related to DCC (dynamic contrast control). DCC D Range DCC Point DCC Gain DCC Delay Time DCC Peak Filter Menu List Settings Description Enables or disables automatic knee point adjustment when the OUTPUT/DCC switch is set to CAM, DCC: ON.

  • Page 145

    Specifies the H phase of HD output when genlock is enabled. –99 to ±0 to +99 Specifies the H phase of SD output when genlock is enabled. Internal/Genlock Displays the type of reference signal used by the camcorder. Menu List...

  • Page 146

    MAINTENANCE Menu items Sub-item ND Offset Adjust ND Comp Makes settings related to ND filter color Clear ND Offset compensation. Although the differences are very slight, each of the built- in ND filters has different color characteristics. When you switch between ND filters, the white balance may be disturbed.

  • Page 147

    255.255.255.255 the default gateway. Sets a desired user name in 1 to 31 admin alphanumeric characters. pmw-500 (model name) Sets a password (model name) in 0 to 31 alphanumeric characters. Execute/Cancel Confirms the settings in Network Settings (execute by selecting [Execute]).

  • Page 148

    Connecting connection is being attempted. Displays black squares to show the connection status by the number of squares when the camcorder is connected to a computer or a LAN. 802.11b/802.11g/802.11n Displays an IEEE802.11 standard. Enable/Disable Selects whether to enable or disable...

  • Page 149

    (Execute by selecting Execute.) Displays the software version of the camcorder (Vx.xx). Displays the software version of the CBK-HD02 (Vx.xx). Updates the camcorder (execute by selecting Execute). Note This cannot be selected unless an SxS memory card is inserted. Menu List...

  • Page 150: File Menu

    FILE Menu Settings in bold are the factory default values. FILE Menu items Sub-item User Load SxS User Makes settings for operating user files. User Save SxS User Load USB (in UDF mode only) User Save USB (in UDF mode only) File ID Recall User Preset Store User Preset...

  • Page 151

    FILE Menu items Sub-item Load Customize User Makes settings for Data operating user files. Load White Data User Makes settings for operating user files. Display Mode Makes settings related to ALL file operations. All Load(SxS) All Save(SxS) All Load(USB) (in UDF mode only) All Save(USB) (in UDF mode only) File ID...

  • Page 152

    FILE Menu items Sub-item Scene Makes settings related to scene file operations. sStandard Display Mode Scene Recall Mem Scene Store Mem Scene Recall SxS Scene Store SxS Scene Recall USB (in UDF mode only) Scene Store USB (in UDF mode only) File ID Reference Store Reference...

  • Page 153

    FILE Menu items Sub-item Display Mode Lens Makes settings related to lens file operations. Lens Recall Mem Lens Store Mem Lens Recall SxS Lens Store SxS Lens Recall USB (in UDF mode only) Lens Store USB (in UDF mode only) File ID Source Lens No Offset...

  • Page 154

    FILE Menu items Sub-item L Manufacturer Lens Makes settings related to lens file operations. M V Modulation Lens Center H Lens Center V Lens R Flare Lens G Flare Lens B Flare Lens W-R Offset Lens W-B Offset Shading Ch Sel L R/G/B H Saw L R/G/B H Para L R/G/B V Saw...

  • Page 155: Assigning Functions To Assignable Switches, Functions That Can Be Assigned To The Assign. 0 Switch

    ASSIGN. 0 to 3 switches, the ASSIGNABLE 4 and 5 switches, the COLOR TEMP. button, and the RET button on the lens. The following tables lists the functions that are assigned when the camcorder is shipped from the factory. Switch or button Function ASSIGN.

  • Page 156: Functions That Can Be Assigned To The Assign. 2 Switch

    Immediately after you assign a function to the ASSIGN. 2 switch or you switch the recording format, the setting of the switch at that point may not match the camcorder’s internal state. After assigning a function, switch the ASSIGN. 2 switch or power the camcorder off and on again.

  • Page 157

    Adjust the white balance with a 4300K preset value. Color Temp SW 5600K Adjust the white balance with a 5600K preset value. Color Temp SW 6300K Adjust the white balance with a 6300K preset value. State when camcorder is next powered on Setting retained Setting retained Setting retained...

  • Page 158

    Turn the screen magnification function on or off when the optional CBK-HD02 SDI/COMPOSITE Input and 50 Pin Interface is installed. Assigning Functions to Assignable Switches Note State when camcorder is next powered on Setting retained Setting retained Setting not retained...

  • Page 159: Functions That Can Be Assigned To The Ret Button On The Lens

    Add/Clear a KP mark to/from the clip being recorded or played. OK Mark Add or delete an OK mark. Focus Mag Turn the focus magnification function on or off. State when camcorder is next powered on — — — —...

  • Page 160: Saving Setting Data

    USB flash drive (in UDF mode). The first settings stored in a file are called “preset” values. Even after loading files to set up the camcorder, and overwriting original files with new settings, you can still recover preset values and reset files to their initial states (see page 162).

  • Page 161

    When you load a file from an SxS memory card or a USB flash drive (in UDF mode), the data saved in the camcorder’s internal memory is overwritten. See “Basic Setup Menu Operations” (page 109) for information about menu operations.

  • Page 162: Resetting A File After Changing Its Contents, Saving And Loading Scene Files, Saving Scene Files

    For details, see “To assign names to files” (page 161). Select Scene Store Mem >Excute (if you want to save the data in the camcorder’s internal memory), or select Scene Store SxS >Execute (if you want to save the data on an SxS memory card).

  • Page 163: Loading Scene Files

    Select FILE >Scene in the setup menu. Select Scene Recall Mem >Execute (if you want to load the file from the camcorder’s internal memory), and select Scene Recall SxS >Execute (if you want to load the file from an SxS memory card).

  • Page 164: Saving And Loading Lens Files, Setting Lens File Data, Saving Lens Files, Loading Lens Files

    For details, see “To assign names to files” (page 161). Select Lens Store Mem >Execute (if you want to save the data in the camcorder’s internal memory), and select Lens Store Saving and Loading Lens Files SxS >Execute (if you want to save the data on an SxS memory card).

  • Page 165: Loading Lens Files Automatically, Saving And Loading User Files, Saving User Files

    Select Lens Recall USB >Execute in step 2. Loading Lens Files Automatically When you are using a lens that support serial communication, you can set up the camcorder by automatically loading the lens file that corresponds to the lens settings (Lens Auto Recall function).

  • Page 166: Loading Setting Data

    When you load a file from an SxS memory card or a USB flash drive (in UDF mode) , the data saved in the camcorder’s internal memory is overwritten. Depending on the settings of Use Load Customize Data and User Load White under FILE >User in the setup menu...

  • Page 167

    Connecting External Devices Chapter You can connect an RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit and operate this camcorder. For connection and operation of the RM-B150/B750, refer to the Supplement supplied in the CD-ROM (labeled “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder”). Connecting External Monitors Select the output signal and use an appropriate cable for the monitor to be connected.

  • Page 168

    VIDEO OUT connector. To input camcorder output audio to an external device such as a monitor or VTR or other recording device, connect the audio output of the AUDIO OUT connector to the audio input of that external device.

  • Page 169: Using The Expresscard Slot Of A Computer, Usb Connection With A Computer

    Notes • When connecting the USB cable to the computer, be careful to check the form and direction of the USB connector. • The camcorder does not work on the bus power from the computer. To start USB connection Note...

  • Page 170

    The message “Connect USB Now?” appears again. Note If you connect the camcorder to the computer using an i.LINK cable, you cannot use the computer to operate files stored in a recording media loaded in the memory card slot of this camcorder.

  • Page 171: Connecting An External Device (i.link Connection), Recording The Camera Picture On An External Device

    • The external signal input via the i.LINK connection that can be recorded on the camcorder is HDV streams only. You cannot record DV streams via the i.LINK connection. Recording the Camera Picture on...

  • Page 172: Nonlinear Editing, Recording External Input Signals

    • Operation may be different depending on the type of external device. • When you execute the operation to make a recording on the recording media loaded in the camcorder while HDV signals are output from the i.LINK (HDV/DV) connector, HDV signal output stops for about one second before the recording starts, and then it resumes.

  • Page 173: Configuring A Shooting And Recording System

    - A copy-protected stream is being fed in. • If the input to the camcorder becomes no signal during recording, the TALLY indicators, the tally indicator on the front of the viewfinder, and the REC indication (zREC) on the viewfinder screen flash, indicating that no signal is being recorded on the SxS memory card.

  • Page 174: Maintenance

    Maintenance Chapter Testing the Camcorder Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for a shooting session, preferably by recording and playing back video and audio signals. Testing the Camcorder / Maintenance Maintenance Cleaning the Viewfinder Use a dust blower to clean the CRT screen and mirror inside the viewfinder barrel.

  • Page 175: Note About The Battery Terminal

    Periodic inspections are recommended to keep the unit working properly and to prolong its usable lifetime. Contact a Sony service or sales representative for more information about inspections. Maintenance...

  • Page 176: Operation Warnings, Error Indication

    Operation Warnings If a problem occurs when the camcorder is powered or is being operated, a warning is issued by various visible and audible indicators. These visible and audible indicators are: • Error/warning message (“A” in the “Layout of the table of warning messages” below) •...

  • Page 177: Warning Indication

    Warning Indication WARNING indicator Warning sound Problem Operation in the recorder module Free space on the SxS Recording continues. memory card has become insufficient. WARNING indicator Warning sound Problem Operation in the recorder module No space is left on the Recording stops.

  • Page 178

    Replace the battery pack with a normal one. Tally/REC — — Operation in the recorder Action to take module Recording continues. Refer to a Sony service representative to replace the battery with a new one. Tally/REC — — Operation in the recorder Action to take module Recording continues.

  • Page 179

    Battery remaining — — Action to take It cannot be operated with this camcorder. Replace it with another card. Tally/REC Battery remaining — — Action to take It cannot be used with this camcorder. Replace it with another card. Operation Warnings...

  • Page 180

    WARNING indicator Warning sound — Problem The external signal input via the i.LINK connection cannot be recorded, as the Video Format setting is different from the signal format of the external input signal. WARNING indicator Warning sound — Problem The external signal input via the i.LINK connection cannot be recorded, as the stream...

  • Page 181

    WARNING indicator Warning sound Problem Operation in the recorder module The battery power of Recording continues the connected HDD will be exhausted soon. WARNING indicator Warning sound Problem Operation in the recorder module The battery of the Recording stops. connected HDD is exhausted.

  • Page 182

    WARNING indicator Warning sound — Problem The inserted memory card contains clips recorded in a format that is not supported by this camcorder. Operation Warnings Tally/REC — — Operation in the recorder Action to take module Recording continues.

  • Page 183

    2) B for a HDD connected to slot B Tally/REC Battery remaining — — Action to take Avoid use under high temperature conditions. Power the camcorder off and contact a Sony service representative. Tally/REC Battery remaining — — Action to take Insert again the media which was removed and restore it (see page 72).

  • Page 184

    • If an accessory mounted on the accessory shoe is subjected to severe shock, the accessory shoe may be damaged. In such a case, stop using it and contact your dealer or a Sony service representative. Do not cover the camcorder while operating Putting a cloth, for example, over the camcorder can cause excessive internal heat build-up.

  • Page 185

    “stuck”, either always off (black), always on (red, green, or blue), or flashing. In addition, over a long period of use, because of the physical characteristics of the liquid crystal display, such “stuck” pixels may appear spontaneously. These problems are not a malfunction. Note that any such problems have no effect on recorded data.

  • Page 186: Specifications, General

    The camcorder’s internal clock is powered by a lithium battery. If the message “BackUp Battery End” appears in the viewfinder, this battery must be exchanged. Contact a Sony service representative. Exchanging the Battery of the Internal Clock / Specifications Specifications...

  • Page 187: Camera Block

    • IMX Video codec: MPEG-2 422P@ML Intra Video rate: 50 Mbps Video samples: 720 × 486 (NTSC)/576 (PAL) Proxy video: MPEG-4 Audio: LPCM 4CH, 24/16 bits, 48 kHz Proxy audio: A-law • DVCAM Video rate: 25 Mbps Video samples: 720 × 480 (NTSC)/576 (PAL) Proxy video: MPEG-4 Audio: LPCM 4CH, 16 bits, 48 kHz Proxy audio: A-law...

  • Page 188: Audio Block, Display, Media Block, Inputs/outputs

    Optical system F1.4 prism system ND filters 1: Clear Sensitivity F11 (System frequency: 59.94i) F12 (System frequency: 50i) (2000lx, 89.9% reflection, 3200K) Minimum illumination 0.016 lx (F1.4, +42 dB, 16-frame accumulation) Video S/N 54 dB (Noise Suppress Off) 59 dB (Noise Suppress On) Horizontal resolution 1000TV lines or more Modulation...

  • Page 189: Supplied Accessories, Recommended Additional Equipment

    OPERATION MANUAL Japanese version (1) English version (1) CD-ROM - Utility Software for XDCAM (application software, device driver software) (1) - Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder (PDF OPERATION MANUAL and SUPPLEMENT) (1) Recommended Additional Equipment Option key SD Record and Playback Key...

  • Page 190

    ANY OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. • Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR...

  • Page 191: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    Soft Carrying Case LC-H300 Hard Carrying Case a) The carrying case is large enough to hold the camcorder with lens and microphone mounted. However, remove them if they protrude more than 25 cm (9 HD monitor/SD monitor XDCAM HD series recorder...

  • Page 192: About I.link

    IEEE 1394 proposed by Sony, is a trademark supported by many companies worldwide. IEEE 1394 is an international standard defined by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

  • Page 193: Mpeg-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License, Mpeg-2 Video Patent Portfolio License, About Bitmap Fonts

    MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON- COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR (i) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD (“MPEG-4 VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL...

  • Page 194: About Openssl

    About OpenSSL Because it uses the OpenSSL Toolkit, this product uses software developed by the OpenSSL Project (http://www.openssl.org/). OpenSSL License --------------- /* ==================================================================== * Copyright (c) 1998-2008 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved. * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions * are met: * 1.

  • Page 195

    * SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT * NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; * LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) * HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, * STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) * ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED * OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

  • Page 196

    * being used are not cryptographic related :-). * 4. If you include any Windows specific code (or a derivative thereof) from * the apps directory (application code) you must include an acknowledgement: * "This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com)" * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY ERIC YOUNG ``AS IS'' AND * ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE * IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE...

  • Page 197: Index

    Index Symbols ! (warning) indicator 30 AC power 36 ACCESS lamps 21, 24 Accessories (optional) 191 Accessory fitting shoe 16 Adaptor connector 15 ALARM knob 18 Area setting 40 Arrow buttons (K, k, J, j) 22 ASSIGN. 0 switch 19 ASSIGN.

  • Page 198

    ESSENCE MARK button 23 Essence mark thumbnail screen 105 Expand thumbnail screen displaying 104 to increase the number of divisions 105 Extender 31 External device connector 24 External devices 167 control 33 External input 33 External power source 32 Eyecup 28, 29 F FWD button/indicator 21 F REV button/indicator 21 Filter position 33...

  • Page 199

    MONITOR knob 18 MONITOR switches 18 Monitor, connecting 167 MPEG TS adapter 15 ND filter 17 NEXT button 21 Nonlinear editing 170, 172 Number of system lines 32 OK/NG/KP mark(s) 92, 101 adding 101 deleting 101 setting 78 Operation status 31 of i.LINK device 33 Optional components 191 OUTPUT/DCC switch 19...

  • Page 200

    Slot cover 24 SLOT SELECT button 25 Speaker 20 Specifications 186 Status information 66 Status screens 66 ASSIGN SWITCH 66 AUDIO 66 BATTERY/MEDIA 67 CAMERA 66 VIDEO 66 STOP button 21 Stopper 28, 29 SxS memory card slots 24 SxS memory cards 68 ejecting 70 formatting 70 loading 69...

  • Page 201

    ZEBRA switch 28, 29 Zoom position 31 Index...

  • Page 202

    Index...

  • Page 203

    The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any portion of this manual or the...

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