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Sony PMW-500 Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Sony PMW-500

We have 2 Sony PMW-500 manuals available for free PDF download: Operation Manual, Features

  • Sony PMW-500 Operation Manual (203 pages)

    Sony camcorder user manual

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
    Foreword11................................................................................................................................................................
    Before Use11................................................................................................................................................................
    Mode Indications in This Manual11................................................................................................................................................................
    Features12................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the CD-ROM14................................................................................................................................................................
    Reading the CD-ROM Manuals14................................................................................................................................................................
    Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls15................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Supply15................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessory Attachments16................................................................................................................................................................
    Operating and Connectors Section17................................................................................................................................................................
    LCD Monitor26................................................................................................................................................................
    HDVF-20A Viewfinder (Optional)28................................................................................................................................................................
    CBK-VF01 Viewfinder (Optional)29................................................................................................................................................................
    Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen30................................................................................................................................................................
    Preparing a Power Supply35................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a Battery Pack35................................................................................................................................................................
    Using AC Power36................................................................................................................................................................
    Attaching the Viewfinder37................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Viewfinder Position37................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket38................................................................................................................................................................
    Detaching the Eyepiece39................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus and Screen39................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Area of Use40................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Date/Time of the Internal Clock41................................................................................................................................................................
    Mounting and Adjusting the Lens42................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Flange Focal Length42................................................................................................................................................................
    Preparing the Audio Input System43................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a Microphone to the MIC IN Connector43................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Microphones to the AUDIO IN Connectors44................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment47................................................................................................................................................................
    Tripod Mounting48................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a Video Light49................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Shoulder Strap49................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position50................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Video Format51................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the Recording Mode53................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Video Format53................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance54................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Black Balance54................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the White Balance55................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Electronic Shutter57................................................................................................................................................................
    Shutter Modes57................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the Shutter Mode and Shutter Speed57................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris Adjustment59................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Audio Level60................................................................................................................................................................
    Manually Adjusting the Audio Levels of the Audio Inputs from the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 Connectors60................................................................................................................................................................
    Manually Adjusting the Audio Level of the MIC IN Connector60................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Audio on Channels 3 and 461................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Time Data62................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Timecode62................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the User Bits63................................................................................................................................................................
    Synchronizing the Timecode63................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting Shot Data65................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a Shot ID65................................................................................................................................................................
    Handling SxS Memory Cards68................................................................................................................................................................
    About SxS Memory Cards68................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading and Ejecting SxS Memory Cards69................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the SxS Memory Card to Use70................................................................................................................................................................
    Formatting (Initializing) SxS Memory Cards70................................................................................................................................................................
    If You Load a Memory Card Formatted in the Different Recording Mode from the Mode Selected on the Camcorder71................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking the Remaining Recording Time71................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring SxS Memory Cards72................................................................................................................................................................
    Formatting (Initializing) USB Flash Drives73................................................................................................................................................................
    Handling USB Flash Drives73................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring USB Flash Drives74................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic Operations74................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing Recorded Clips76................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting Recorded Clips77................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Shot Marks77................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Operations77................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting OK Marks78................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Time-lapse Video (Interval Rec Function)79................................................................................................................................................................
    Shooting Stop Motion Animations (Frame Rec Function)81................................................................................................................................................................
    Shooting with Slow & Quick Motion82................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording with the Clip Continuous Rec Function83................................................................................................................................................................
    Framing Shots with the Freeze Mix Function84................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Proxy Data While Recording Clips85................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Proxy Data85................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Proxy Data for Existing Clips86................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting All Proxy Data from a USB Flash Drive86................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading a Planning Metadata File into Camcorder's Internal Memory87................................................................................................................................................................
    Planning Metadata Operations87................................................................................................................................................................
    Defining Clip Names in Planning Metadata88................................................................................................................................................................
    Defining Shot Mark Names in Planning Metadata90................................................................................................................................................................
    Thumbnail Screen91................................................................................................................................................................
    Clip Playback91................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing Clips94................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Thumbnails to Search Inside Clips95................................................................................................................................................................
    THUMBNAIL Menu Configuration96................................................................................................................................................................
    Thumbnail Operations96................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic THUMBNAIL Menu Operations98................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Thumbnail Screen Type98................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying Clip Properties100................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and Deleting OK, NG or KP Marks101................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting Clips102................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying Clips102................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting Clips103................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying the Expand Thumbnail Screen104................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying the Essence Mark Thumbnail Screen105................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and Deleting Shot Marks106................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing Clip Index Pictures106................................................................................................................................................................
    Dividing Clips106................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Organization and Levels107................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Organization107................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Levels107................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic Setup Menu Operations109................................................................................................................................................................
    Menu List111................................................................................................................................................................
    USER Menu (Factory Default Configuration)111................................................................................................................................................................
    OPERATION Menu112................................................................................................................................................................
    PAINT Menu129................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE Menu135................................................................................................................................................................
    FILE Menu150................................................................................................................................................................
    Assigning Functions to Assignable Switches155................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the ASSIGN. 0 Switch155................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the ASSIGN. 2 Switch156................................................................................................................................................................
    the ASSIGNABLE 4 and 5 Switches, and the COLOR TEMP Button156................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the RET Button on the Lens159................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Settings160................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Setting Data160................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Setting Data161................................................................................................................................................................
    Resetting a File after Changing Its Contents162................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Scene Files162................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Scene Files162................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Scene Files163................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Lens Files164................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting Lens File Data164................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Lens Files164................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Lens Files164................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Lens Files Automatically165................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading User Files165................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving User Files165................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting External Monitors167................................................................................................................................................................
    Operating Clips with a Computer169................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the ExpressCard Slot of a Computer169................................................................................................................................................................
    USB Connection with a Computer169................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting an External Device (i.LINK Connection)171................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording the Camera Picture on an External Device171................................................................................................................................................................
    Nonlinear Editing172................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording External Input Signals172................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring a Shooting and Recording System173................................................................................................................................................................
    Testing the Camcorder174................................................................................................................................................................
    Maintenance174................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the Viewfinder174................................................................................................................................................................
    Note about the Battery Terminal175................................................................................................................................................................
    Operation Warnings176................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Indication176................................................................................................................................................................
    Warning Indication177................................................................................................................................................................
    Important Notes on Operation184................................................................................................................................................................
    Exchanging the Battery of the Internal Clock186................................................................................................................................................................
    Specifications186................................................................................................................................................................
    General186................................................................................................................................................................
    Camera Block187................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio Block188................................................................................................................................................................
    Display188................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Block188................................................................................................................................................................
    Inputs/Outputs188................................................................................................................................................................
    Supplied Accessories189................................................................................................................................................................
    Recommended Additional Equipment189................................................................................................................................................................
    Chart of Optional Components and Accessories191................................................................................................................................................................
    About i.LINK192................................................................................................................................................................
    MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License193................................................................................................................................................................
    MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License193................................................................................................................................................................
    About Bitmap Fonts193................................................................................................................................................................
    About OpenSSL194................................................................................................................................................................
    Index197................................................................................................................................................................
  • Sony PMW-500 Features (8 pages)

    Solid state memory camcorder