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  • 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 Operation Manual (202 pages)

    Solid-state memory camcorder

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents4................................................................................................................................................................
    Foreword10................................................................................................................................................................
    Before Use10................................................................................................................................................................
    Mode Indications in This Manual10................................................................................................................................................................
    Features11................................................................................................................................................................
    Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls13................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Supply13................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessory Attachments14................................................................................................................................................................
    Operating and Connectors Section15................................................................................................................................................................
    LCD Monitor24................................................................................................................................................................
    HDVF-20A Viewfinder (Optional)26................................................................................................................................................................
    CBK-VF01 Viewfinder (Optional)27................................................................................................................................................................
    Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen28................................................................................................................................................................
    Preparing a Power Supply33................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a Battery Pack33................................................................................................................................................................
    Using AC Power34................................................................................................................................................................
    Attaching the Viewfinder34................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Viewfinder Position35................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket35................................................................................................................................................................
    Detaching the Eyepiece36................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus and Screen37................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Area of Use38................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Date/Time of the Internal Clock39................................................................................................................................................................
    Mounting and Adjusting the Lens39................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Flange Focal Length40................................................................................................................................................................
    Preparing the Audio Input System41................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a Microphone to the MIC IN Connector41................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Microphones to the AUDIO IN Connectors42................................................................................................................................................................
    Attaching a UHF Portable Tuner (for a UHF Wireless Microphone System)43................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment44................................................................................................................................................................
    Tripod Mounting45................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a Video Light46................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Shoulder Strap47................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position48................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Video Format49................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the Recording Mode51................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Video Format51................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance52................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Black Balance52................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the White Balance53................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Electronic Shutter55................................................................................................................................................................
    Shutter Modes55................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the Shutter Mode and Shutter Speed55................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris Adjustment57................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Audio Level58................................................................................................................................................................
    Manually Adjusting the Audio Levels of the Audio Inputs from the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 Connectors58................................................................................................................................................................
    Manually Adjusting the Audio Level of the MIC IN Connector58................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Audio on Channels 3 and 459................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Time Data60................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Timecode60................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the User Bits61................................................................................................................................................................
    Synchronizing the Timecode61................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting Shot Data63................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a Shot ID63................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking Camcorder Settings and Status Information (Status Screens64................................................................................................................................................................
    Handling SxS Memory Cards66................................................................................................................................................................
    About SxS Memory Cards66................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading and Ejecting SxS Memory Cards67................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the SxS Memory Card to Use68................................................................................................................................................................
    Formatting (Initializing) SxS Memory Cards68................................................................................................................................................................
    If You Load a Memory Card Formatted in the Different Recording Mode from the Mode Selected on the Camcorder69................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking the Remaining Recording Time69................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring SxS Memory Cards70................................................................................................................................................................
    Handling USB Flash Drives71................................................................................................................................................................
    Formatting (Initializing) USB Flash Drives71................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring USB Flash Drives71................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic Operations72................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing Recorded Clips74................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting Recorded Clips75................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Operations75................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Shot Marks75................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting OK Marks76................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Time-lapse Video (Interval Rec Function)77................................................................................................................................................................
    Shooting Stop Motion Animations (Frame Rec Function)79................................................................................................................................................................
    Shooting with Slow & Quick Motion80................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording with the Clip Continuous Rec Function81................................................................................................................................................................
    Framing Shots with the Freeze Mix Function82................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Proxy Data83................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Proxy Data While Recording Clips83................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Proxy Data for Existing Clips84................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting All Proxy Data from a USB Flash Drive84................................................................................................................................................................
    Planning Metadata Operations85................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading a Planning Metadata File into Camcorder's Internal Memory85................................................................................................................................................................
    Defining Clip Names in Planning Metadata86................................................................................................................................................................
    Defining Shot Mark Names in Planning Metadata88................................................................................................................................................................
    Clip Playback89................................................................................................................................................................
    Thumbnail Screen89................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing Clips92................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Thumbnails to Search Inside Clips93................................................................................................................................................................
    Thumbnail Operations94................................................................................................................................................................
    THUMBNAIL Menu Configuration94................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic THUMBNAIL Menu Operations96................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Thumbnail Screen Type96................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying Clip Properties98................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and Deleting OK, NG or KP Marks99................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting Clips100................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying Clips100................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting Clips101................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying the Expand Thumbnail Screen102................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying the Essence Mark Thumbnail Screen103................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and Deleting Shot Marks104................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing Clip Index Pictures104................................................................................................................................................................
    Dividing Clips104................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Organization and Levels105................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Organization105................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Levels105................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic Setup Menu Operations107................................................................................................................................................................
    Menu List109................................................................................................................................................................
    USER Menu (Factory Default Configuration)109................................................................................................................................................................
    OPERATION Menu110................................................................................................................................................................
    PAINT Menu128................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE Menu134................................................................................................................................................................
    FILE Menu149................................................................................................................................................................
    Assigning Functions to Assignable Switches154................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the ASSIGN. 0 Switch154................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the ASSIGN. 2 Switch155................................................................................................................................................................
    the ASSIGNABLE 4 and 5 Switches, and the COLOR TEMP Button155................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the RET Button on the Lens158................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Settings159................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Setting Data159................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Setting Data160................................................................................................................................................................
    Resetting a File after Changing Its Contents161................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Scene Files161................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Scene Files161................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Scene Files162................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Lens Files163................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting Lens File Data163................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Lens Files163................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Lens Files163................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Lens Files Automatically164................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading User Files164................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving User Files164................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting External Monitors166................................................................................................................................................................
    Operating Clips with a Computer168................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the ExpressCard Slot of a Computer168................................................................................................................................................................
    USB Connection with a Computer168................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting an External Device (i.LINK Connection)170................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording the Camera Picture on an External Device170................................................................................................................................................................
    Nonlinear Editing171................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording External Input Signals171................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring a Shooting and Recording System172................................................................................................................................................................
    Testing the Camcorder173................................................................................................................................................................
    Maintenance173................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the Viewfinder173................................................................................................................................................................
    Note about the Battery Terminal174................................................................................................................................................................
    Operation Warnings175................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Indication175................................................................................................................................................................
    Warning Indication176................................................................................................................................................................
    Important Notes on Operation183................................................................................................................................................................
    Exchanging the Battery of the Internal Clock185................................................................................................................................................................
    Specifications185................................................................................................................................................................
    General185................................................................................................................................................................
    Camera Block186................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio Block187................................................................................................................................................................
    Display187................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Block187................................................................................................................................................................
    Inputs/Outputs187................................................................................................................................................................
    Supplied Accessories188................................................................................................................................................................
    Recommended Additional Equipment188................................................................................................................................................................
    Chart of Optional Components and Accessories190................................................................................................................................................................
    About i.LINK191................................................................................................................................................................
    MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License192................................................................................................................................................................
    MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License192................................................................................................................................................................
    About Bitmap Fonts192................................................................................................................................................................
    About OpenSSL193................................................................................................................................................................
    Index196................................................................................................................................................................
  • Sony PMW-500 Operation Manual (179 pages)

    Solid-state memory camcorder

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
    Foreword10................................................................................................................................................................
    Before Use10................................................................................................................................................................
    Mode Indications in This Manual10................................................................................................................................................................
    Features11................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the CD-ROM12................................................................................................................................................................
    Reading the CD-ROM Manuals13................................................................................................................................................................
    Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls13................................................................................................................................................................
    Power Supply13................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessory Attachments14................................................................................................................................................................
    Operating and Connectors Section15................................................................................................................................................................
    LCD Monitor25................................................................................................................................................................
    HDVF-20A Viewfinder (Optional)26................................................................................................................................................................
    Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen27................................................................................................................................................................
    Preparing a Power Supply32................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a Battery Pack32................................................................................................................................................................
    Using AC Power33................................................................................................................................................................
    Attaching the Viewfinder34................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Viewfinder Position34................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket35................................................................................................................................................................
    Detaching the Eyepiece36................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus and Screen36................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Area of Use37................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Date/Time of the Internal Clock38................................................................................................................................................................
    Mounting and Adjusting the Lens39................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Flange Focal Length39................................................................................................................................................................
    Preparing the Audio Input System40................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a Microphone to the MIC IN Connector40................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Microphones to the AUDIO IN Connectors41................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment44................................................................................................................................................................
    Tripod Mounting45................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a Video Light46................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Shoulder Strap46................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position47................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Video Format48................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the Recording Mode50................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Video Format50................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance51................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Black Balance51................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the White Balance52................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Electronic Shutter54................................................................................................................................................................
    Shutter Modes54................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the Shutter Mode and Shutter Speed54................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris Adjustment56................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the Audio Level57................................................................................................................................................................
    Manually Adjusting the Audio Levels of the Audio Inputs from the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 Connectors57................................................................................................................................................................
    Manually Adjusting the Audio Level of the MIC IN Connector57................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Audio on Channels 3 and 458................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Time Data59................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the Timecode59................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting the User Bits60................................................................................................................................................................
    Synchronizing the Timecode60................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking Camcorder Settings and Status Information (Status Screens62................................................................................................................................................................
    Handling S×S Memory Cards64................................................................................................................................................................
    About S×S Memory Cards64................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading and Ejecting S×S Memory Cards65................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting the S×S Memory Card to Use66................................................................................................................................................................
    Formatting (Initializing) S×S Memory Cards66................................................................................................................................................................
    Mode from the Mode Selected on the Camcorder67................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking the Remaining Recording Time67................................................................................................................................................................
    Restoring S×S Memory Cards68................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic Operations69................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing Recorded Clips70................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting Recorded Clips71................................................................................................................................................................
    Advanced Operations71................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Shot Marks71................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting OK Marks72................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording Time-lapse Video (Interval Rec Function)73................................................................................................................................................................
    Shooting Stop Motion Animations (Frame Rec Function)75................................................................................................................................................................
    Shooting with Slow & Quick Motion76................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording with the Clip Continuous Rec Function77................................................................................................................................................................
    Framing Shots with the Freeze Mix Function78................................................................................................................................................................
    Clip Playback80................................................................................................................................................................
    Thumbnail Screen80................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing Clips83................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Thumbnails to Search Inside Clips84................................................................................................................................................................
    Thumbnail Operations85................................................................................................................................................................
    THUMBNAIL Menu Configuration85................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic THUMBNAIL Menu Operations87................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the Thumbnail Screen Type87................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying Clip Properties89................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and Deleting OK, NG or KP Marks90................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting Clips91................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying Clips91................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting Clips92................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying the Expand Thumbnail Screen93................................................................................................................................................................
    Displaying the Essence Mark Thumbnail Screen94................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and Deleting Shot Marks94................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing Clip Index Pictures95................................................................................................................................................................
    Dividing Clips95................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Organization and Levels96................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Organization96................................................................................................................................................................
    Setup Menu Levels96................................................................................................................................................................
    Basic Setup Menu Operations98................................................................................................................................................................
    Menu List100................................................................................................................................................................
    OPERATION Menu100................................................................................................................................................................
    PAINT Menu113................................................................................................................................................................
    MAINTENANCE Menu119................................................................................................................................................................
    FILE Menu132................................................................................................................................................................
    Assigning Functions to Assignable Switches136................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the ASSIGN. 0 Switch136................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the ASSIGN. 2 Switch137................................................................................................................................................................
    the ASSIGNABLE 4 and 5 Switches, and the COLOR TEMP Button137................................................................................................................................................................
    Functions That Can Be Assigned to the RET Button on the Lens139................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Settings140................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Setting Data140................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Setting Data141................................................................................................................................................................
    Resetting a File after Changing Its Contents141................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Scene Files142................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Scene Files142................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Scene Files142................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving and Loading Lens Files143................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting Lens File Data143................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving Lens Files143................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Lens Files143................................................................................................................................................................
    Loading Lens Files Automatically144................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting External Monitors145................................................................................................................................................................
    Operating Clips with a Computer147................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the ExpressCard Slot of a Computer147................................................................................................................................................................
    USB Connection with a Computer147................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting an External Device (i.LINK Connection)149................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording the Camera Picture on an External Device149................................................................................................................................................................
    Nonlinear Editing150................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording External Input Signals150................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring a Shooting and Recording System151................................................................................................................................................................
    Testing the Camcorder152................................................................................................................................................................
    Maintenance152................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the Viewfinder152................................................................................................................................................................
    Note about the Battery Terminal153................................................................................................................................................................
    Operation Warnings154................................................................................................................................................................
    Error Indication154................................................................................................................................................................
    Warning Indication155................................................................................................................................................................
    Important Notes on Operation162................................................................................................................................................................
    Exchanging the Battery of the Internal Clock164................................................................................................................................................................
    Specifications164................................................................................................................................................................
    General164................................................................................................................................................................
    Camera Block165................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio Block166................................................................................................................................................................
    Display166................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Block166................................................................................................................................................................
    Inputs/Outputs166................................................................................................................................................................
    Supplied Accessories167................................................................................................................................................................
    Recommended Additional Equipment167................................................................................................................................................................
    Chart of Optional Components and Accessories169................................................................................................................................................................
    About i.LINK170................................................................................................................................................................
    MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License171................................................................................................................................................................
    MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License171................................................................................................................................................................
    Index172................................................................................................................................................................
  • Sony PMW-500 Features (8 pages)

    Solid state memory camcorder