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Sony PDW-F30 Operating Instructions Manual

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Professional Disc
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
© 2006 Sony Corporation
3-990-977-16 (1)


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  • Page 1 3-990-977-16 (1) Professional Disc Recorder Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. PDW-F30 © 2006 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    CAUTION Important Safety Instructions The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the • Read these instructions. unit itself has been turned off. • Keep these instructions. IMPORTANT •...
  • Page 3 If you have questions on the use of the above Power Cord / Appliance Connector / Plug, please consult a qualified service personnel. When installing the installation space must be secured in consideration of the ventilation and service operation. • Do not block the ventilation slots at the left side and right side panels, and vents of fans.
  • Page 4 Perchlorate Material : Lithium battery contains perchlorate. studio). For customers in Canada This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES- The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 003. Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview Features.................... 9 Features of This Unit ................9 Features of the PDBK-101/102 Option Boards........10 Names and Functions of Parts ............. 12 Front Panel ..................12 Rear Panel.................... 18 Infrared Remote Commander .............. 20 Chapter 2 Preparations Setting the System Frequency .............
  • Page 6 Formatting a Disc ................36 Handling of Discs When Recording Does Not End Normally (Salvage Functions) .................. 36 Recording ..................38 Recording Timecode and User Bit Values .......... 38 Carrying Out Recording ..............39 Recording with the Clip Continuous Rec Function......40 Playback ..................
  • Page 7 Chapter 5 File Operations Overview..................70 Directory Structure ................70 File Operation Restrictions..............71 File Operations in File Access Mode (for Windows) ....73 Making FAM Connections ..............73 Operating on Files ................74 File Operations in File Access Mode (for Macintosh) ....75 Making FAM Connections ..............
  • Page 8 Periodic Maintenance..............99 Digital Hours Meter................99 Troubleshooting ................100 Alarms ....................100 Error Messages .................. 107 To Eject Discs With the Unit Powered Off ........107 About i.LINK ................107 Specifications ................108 Using UMID Data................111 MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License ........113 MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License ........113 Glossary ..................114 Index ....................115...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Overview

    The unit can play back five different frame frequencies: 1080/59.94i (displayed as 60I), 50i (displayed as 50I), The PDW-F30 is a professional disc recorder supporting 29.97PsF (displayed as 30P), 25PsF, and 23.98PsF. The HD playback and recording with Professional Disc unit features a standard 2-3 pulldown function, and can media.
  • Page 10: Features Of The Pdbk-101/102 Option Boards

    3 times (1728 divisions). Note Scene selection Contact your Sony dealer for more information about You can create and play back clip lists of selected clips purchasing and installing option boards. from the disc, arranged in any order. One disc can store up to 99 clip lists.
  • Page 11 2-channel or 4-channel mode audio, but only channels 1 and 2 are recorded. 1) HDV and are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. 2) HDV1080i: Refers to devices compliant with the “HDV1080i Standard” for recording HD signals on DV tape. There are 1080 effective lines.
  • Page 12: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts Front Panel q; Disc slot and EJECT button 1 On/standby 1 EJECT switch and indicator ACCESS qa Infrared sensor 2 ACCESS indicator MARK1 NETWORK MENU CHAPTER LOCAL THUMB REMOTE EXPAND CLIP NAIL RESET LEVEL 3 Remote control switch PAGE DISPLAY CLIP ESSENCE...
  • Page 13: Menu Button

    screen appears. To play back the clips in the order Note they were recorded, press this button again, turning it Do not turn off the POWER switch on the rear panel or off. The clip list selection screen disappears. disconnect the power cord while the ACCESS indicator is lit.
  • Page 14 1 Display and function menu section 1 Display 2 F1 to F5 buttons PAGE DISPLAY 3 DISPLAY/KEY INH button 4 PAGE button q; Audio level meters 5 Monitor video display section qa Audio format - 1 2 - 1 2 - 2 0 - 2 0 TC MODE...
  • Page 15: Audio Format

    bits. During display of E-E video, this displays 2CH/ Note 16BIT (two channels, 16 bits) or 4CH/16BIT (four Use the largest size to display the system menu and view channels, 16 bits), according to the setting of AUDIO superimposed information. CONTROL >REC MODE in the setup menu (see page 89).
  • Page 16 r Audio monitor channels This displays the audio monitor channels, as set with 1 </IN button and ,/OUT button MONI CH and MONI SEL on the HOME page of the MARK1 function menu (see page 78). When you are monitoring channels 1 and 2 (MONI CH is 2 M/MARK1 button and m/MARK2 button set to “CH 1/2”), the display changes as follows, MARK2...
  • Page 17: Play Button

    a VAR (variable) button 5 Recording/playback control block To play back in variable-speed mode using the shuttle dial, press this button, turning it on. 1 PREV/TOP button b JOG button 2 PLAY button To play back in jog mode using the jog dial, press this 3 NEXT/END button button, turning it on.
  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    This unit has a function that can put it into standby-off you play back clips recorded with the Clip Continuous Rec function (see page 40), you should set this menu item to “REC START EM”. mode automatically after a certain length of time passes in disc stop mode.
  • Page 19: Power Supply Section

    2 POWER switch To control this unit from a controller or VTR supporting AC IN the RS-422A Sony 9-pin VTR protocol, connect the device POWER to this connector. When you use this connector, set the remote connector selector switch to the REMOTE(9P) side, and set INTERFACE SELECT >...
  • Page 20: Infrared Remote Commander

    The following connection types are supported. They are selected by setting INTERFACE SELECT >i.LINK 1 Setting pad MODE in the setup menu (see page 89). PUSH SET 2 THUMBNAIL key AV/C (Audio/Video Control) connection: Output THUMBNAIL SUB CLIP DVCAM format digital video and audio signals 3 CHARACTER key CHARACTER (i.LINK MODE set to “AV/C”).
  • Page 21 f SEARCH keys CAUTION Press m to perform –5 times normal speed shuttle Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. playback in the reverse direction. Replace only with the same or equivalent type Press M to perform +5 times normal speed shuttle recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Page 22: Chapter 2 Preparations

    Preparations Chapter SYSTEM SEL Setting the System SYSTEM FREQ: Frequency 23.98P This unit is shipped with the system frequency still unset. Therefore, you need to set the system frequency before SELECT : ( )( )KEY using the unit. (The unit cannot be used unless the system DATA SET : SET KEY frequency is set.)
  • Page 23: Connections And Settings

    For details about the setup menu, see page 80 “System connectors or to the MONITOR connector. The following Menu” in Chapter 6. figure shows an example using a Sony multi-format LCD monitor. Note You can also superimpose character information such as When the system frequency is set to 60I or 30P, select timecode and the unit’s operating status on output video.
  • Page 24: Using Pdz-1 Over An Connection (fam Connection)

  • Page 25: Connecting To A Nonlinear Editing System (av/c Connection)

    “File Operations in File Access Mode (for Windows)” computer, and use an appropriate i.LINK cable. in Chapter 5 (page 73). PDW-F30 (this unit) COMPOSITE OUT AUDIO MONITOR PDW-F30 (this unit)
  • Page 26: Editing Control Unit Settings

    When connecting an editing control unit to use with this unit, make the following settings. To analog audio input connector BVE-700/700A/2000/9100 COMPOSITE AUDIO PDW-F30 (this unit, player) Set VTR constants as follows. MONITOR COMPOSITE OUT AUDIO MONITOR AC IN POWER...
  • Page 27: Setup

    DATE/TIME PRESET Setup YEAR 2006 MONTH The principal setup operations before operating this unit TIME 10:09:17 TIME ZONE UTC_00:00 are carried out using setup menus. This section explains how to set the date and time and how INC/DEC : JOG DIAL to adjust the brightness of the LCD panel.
  • Page 28 Use the arrow buttons (M/MARK1, m/MARK2) or jog 2,3,4,5 dial. To return the settings to the factory defaults EJECT Press the RESET button. E X T - 1 2 - 1 2 TC MODE - 2 0 - 2 0 P R E S E T - 3 0 - 3 0...
  • Page 29: 23.98p) Mode Settings

    SETUP MENU 24P (23.98P) Mode OPERATIONAL FUNCTION DISPLAY CONTROL Settings TIME CODE DISC PROTECTION VIDEO CONTROL AUDIO CONTROL INTERFACE SELECT Selecting the Playback Mode METADATA SETUP BANK OPERATION (23.98PsF or 2-3 Pulldown) ENHAN MENU GRADE When the setup menu item SYSTEM FREQ is set to “23.98P”, you can set monitor output to either 23.98PsF Press the ,/OUT button.
  • Page 30: Output Signals In 24p (23.98p) Mode

    Output Signals in 24P (23.98P) Mode SETUP MENU OPERATIONAL FUNCTION SYSTEM SEL The following tables show the signals output by the unit SYSTEM FREQ : 601 when “23.98PsF” and “2-3 PULL DOWN” are selected. * 60I Output signals 23.98P Output Type 23.98PsF 2-3 PULL...
  • Page 31: Playback In 24p (23.98p) 2-3 Pulldown Mode

    frame sequence. The following figure shows the playback Playback in 24P (23.98P) 2-3 frame sequence when 01:00:00:00 has been set for the 24- Pulldown Mode frame timecode and 10:00:00:00 has been set for the 30- frame timecode. Pulldown playback frame sequences Note During pulldown mode playback, playback is carried out This kind of frame sequence adjustment is not carried out...
  • Page 32: Superimposed Text Information

    SETUP MENU Superimposed Text DISPLAY CONTROL DISPLAY INFO :T&STA Information * TIME DATA & STATUS TIME DATA & UB TIME DATA & CNT TIME DATA & TIME TIME DATA & CLIP The composite signals output from the COMPOSITE OUT TIME DATA ONLY connector can contain superimposed text information, including timecode, menu settings, and alarm messages.
  • Page 33 Display Description Note The current menu settings are the same as the The display shown above corresponds to the factory settings in menu bank 2. default settings of the unit. The current menu settings are the same as the You can use DISPLAY CONTROL >DISPLAY INFO settings in menu bank 3.
  • Page 34: Displaying Supplementary Status Information

    Display Operation mode On-screen Meaning indication Block A Block B EXT DVIN-T&U The internal timecode generator is in C.REC Clip Continuous Rec mode synchronization with the external (servo unlocked) timecode input to the unit via the C.REC LOCK Clip Continuous Rec mode S400 connector and is generating the (servo locked) same timecode values and user bit...
  • Page 35: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    • PFD23 Professional Disc (capacity 23.3 GB) use. • PFD23A (capacity 23.3 GB) 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Write-Protecting Discs Note To protect the content recorded on the disc from accidental erasure, move the Write Inhibit tab on the lower surface of...
  • Page 36: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    Press the MENU button. Loading and Unloading a Disc The system menu appears on the display. When the on/standby switch indicator is lit green, you can load and unload a disc as shown in the following figure. Select “DISC MENU” using the M/MARK1 button or m/MARK2 button, then press the ,/OUT button.
  • Page 37 powered on with a disc still loaded after recording • This operation cannot be cancelled once it begins. was interrupted by power off. • Before using another XDCAM device to perform Full salvage: Clips are reconstructed on the basis of a full salvage of a disc that was recorded markers recorded on the disc.
  • Page 38: Recording

    To set the audio recording format Recording Set AUDIO CONTROL >REC MODE in the setup menu to one of the following. Menu setting Display Audio recording This section describes video and audio recording on the format unit. 2ch×16bit 2CH 16BIT 2 channels/16 bits 4ch×16bit 4CH 16BIT...
  • Page 39: Carrying Out Recording

    The TC PRESET MODE screen appears. The UB PRESET MODE screen appears. TC PRESET MODE UB PRESET MODE TCG 00:00:00:00 UBG 00:00:00:00 INC/DEC : ( )( )KEY INC/DEC : ( )( )KEY SHIFT : ( )( )KEY SHIFT : ( )( )KEY CLEAR : RESET KEY CLEAR : RESET KEY DATA SAVE :...
  • Page 40: Recording With The Clip Continuous Rec Function

    by specifying a number of seconds after the first frame. The selection range is 0 seconds (0 SEC) to 10 seconds (10 SEC). EJECT To set shot marks ACCESS NETWORK MARK1 MENU CHAPTER A SHOT MARK1 essence mark or SHOT MARK2 LOCAL THUMB REMOTE...
  • Page 41: Playback

    To stop the function Playback Do one of the following to stop the Clip Continuous Rec function. (A new clip will be generated the next time you start recording.) • Perform a clip operation (lock or delete a clip) This section describes playback of video and audio on the •...
  • Page 42: Playback Operation

    To carry out playback again, move back to the desired clip Playback Operation using the PREV button, jog dial or shuttle dial. This section describes the following types of playback: To set shot marks Normal playback: Playback at normal speed While playing back a disc, you can set essence marks such Playback in jog mode: Variable-speed playback, with the as SHOT MARK1 and SHOT MARK2 in desired frames.
  • Page 43: Searching For Clips With Thumbnails (thumbnail Search)

    Playback in variable-speed mode starts. EJECT To stop playback in variable-speed mode, return the ACCESS MARK1 NETWORK MENU shuttle dial to the center position, or press the STOP CHAPTER LOCAL THUMB REMOTE EXPAND RESET CLIP NAIL LEVEL PAGE DISPLAY button. CLIP ESSENCE MENU...
  • Page 44 In any of the following screens, you can press the Press the M/MARK1 button or m/MARK2 button to THUMBNAIL button to return to the original screen. select CLIP INFORMATION. Press the SET button. To select a thumbnail image and start playback A list of CLIP INFORMATION items appears.
  • Page 45: Searching With The Expand Function

    Note The maximum number of blocks may be larger than 1728 when the recorded duration of the clip is short. In this case, the frame interval of expanded thumbnails is fixed at 1 Press the PLAY button or use the jog or shuttle dial to frame.
  • Page 46: Searching For Frames With Essence Marks

    Indicates that this is a list of Searching for Frames With Essence frames containing the essence Sixth frame is selected from a mark (SHOT MARK1) total of 36 SHOT MARK1 frames Marks Frame information (recording date and Proceed as follows. time, timecode, or total length) EJECT ACCESS...
  • Page 47: Clip List Playback

    Press the CHAPTER (F4) button. Clip List Playback The CHAPTER screen appears, showing thumbnails You can play back clips in the same order as in a clip list of the frames where the shot marks are set. created using the scene selection function. “S1”...
  • Page 48: Repeat Playback

    To perform repeat playback for clip list playback, load Sixth frame is selected from a clip list into the current clip list and then press the Name of current clip list a total of 34 sub clips Sub clip information (date and SUB CLIP button.
  • Page 49: Deleting Clips

    You return to the thumbnail screen, and a lock icon Notes appears on the thumbnail of the selected clip to show • Locked clips are deleted along with other clips. that it is locked. • Clips cannot be locked or unlocked when the Write Lock icon Inhibit tab of the disc is set to the recording disabled position, or when “REC INH”...
  • Page 50: Assigning Sequence Numbers To Thumbnails

    Notes • Clips cannot be deleted when the Write Inhibit tab of the disc is set to the recording disabled position, or when “REC INH” on the HOME page of the function menu is set to “ON”. • Locked clips cannot be deleted. •...
  • Page 51 With the SUB CLIP button off, press the THUMBNAIL button, turning it on. Thumbnails of the clips on the disc appear. Press the MENU button. The CLIP menu appears. Use the V/MARK1 button to select “CLIP INFORMATION”, and then press the SET button. A sub menu appears.
  • Page 52: Chapter 4 Scene Selection

    Scene Selection Chapter Overview What is scene selection? Scene selection is a function which allows you to select material (clips) from the material recorded on a disc and perform cut editing. You can do this by operating on this unit only. •...
  • Page 53 KEY INHI PHONES PRESET SHIFT F REV F FWD STANDBY PDW-F330/F350 PDW-F30 To edit a clip list on the disc Load a clip list (see page 67) Create and edit a clip list Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 3 Clip 4 •...
  • Page 54 Clips Sub clips (clips in clip lists) Material recorded with this unit is managed in units called The specified clips (or parts of clips) in a clip list are called “clips”. A clip contains the material between a recording “sub clips”. Sub clips are virtual data specifying ranges in start point and a recording end point.
  • Page 55: Assigning Clip Titles

    Assigning Clip Titles CLIP AUTO TITLING When the setup menu item OPERATIONAL FUNCTION PREFIX _ TITLE >CLIP TITLE >AUTO TITLE is set to “ENABLE”, titles NUMERIC _ 00001 are displayed instead of clip numbers for all clips recorded after the setting is made. Clip title SHIFT: ( )( )( )( )KEY INC/DEC: JOG DIAL...
  • Page 56 To assign clip names on this unit Note The title assigned to clip becomes its clip name (file When the first letter of the title setting on the CLIP TITLE name). menu is a space or period (.), the clip name is the title string minus the first letter.
  • Page 57: Creating Clip Lists

    Sequences of multiple s characters is converted into Creating Clip Lists single s characters. The following alphabetic symbols can be displayed. : . ? ! # * / ( ) + - & @ = < > % " ; _ Select the desired clip, to include it in the current clip list Display example as a sub clip.
  • Page 58 +NAME: Name of the clip list, or a user-defined name You can use the supplied PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software to assign titles to clip lists. Use the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select a clip list number such as E0001, and then press the SET button.
  • Page 59 Use the arrow buttons or jog dial to select the desired Total duration of sub clips in the current clip list clip. You can also select clips with the following operations. Press the PREV or NEXT button: Moves to the previous or next clip.
  • Page 60: Quick Scene Selection (adding Sub Clips During Recording, Playback, Or Search)

    Note Even if you select several thumbnails, they are added to the clip list as one continuous sub clip. To add sub clips using the chapter function The chapter function allows a thumbnail to be displayed for each shot mark recorded within a clip. For details, see Chapter 3 “Searching for Frames With Asterisk appears when clip list has not been saved to disc.
  • Page 61 You can use a trimming operation (see page 63) to change To reset an In point or Out point In and Out points set by the quick scene selection function. With the </IN button or ,/OUT button held down, press the RESET button. 2,3,4 Holding down the SHIFT button, press the SET button.
  • Page 62: Editing Clip Lists

    You can also select clips with the following Editing Clip Lists operations. Press the PREV or NEXT button: Moves to the previous or next clip. Press the PREV or NEXT button with the SHIFT You can select items from CLIP menus, and perform button held down: Moves to the first or last clip.
  • Page 63: Modifying The In And Out Points Of Sub Clips (trimming)

    previous or next page. Does not switch when there is only one page. Indicates that 2nd sub clip will be moved to position of 7th sub clip. To cancel the trim and return to the previous screen Press the m/MARK2 button to display “OK” (the background color changes into yellow), and press the RESET button.
  • Page 64: Deleting Sub Clips

    The CLIP MENU appears after the trim is executed. By default, the start timecode (LTC) for the current clip list If you press the SHIFT + SET buttons instead of the is set to “00:00:00:00”. SET button, you return to the state after step 4 in To set this to a different value, proceed as follows.
  • Page 65: Saving The Current Clip List To Disc

    However, if you press the SUB CLIP button to turn it off, Saving the Current Clip and then press it again to light it, the playback start position is reset to the start of the clip list. List to Disc With the SUB CLIP button lit, press the PLAY button.
  • Page 66: Managing Clip Lists

    Use the supplied PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software. Managing Clip Lists For details, see the PDZ-1 online help. After you create or edit a clip list, you can use the CLIP menu to save it to disc, load it from disc into unit memory, and delete it from the disc.
  • Page 67: Changing Displayed Items Of Information On Sub Clips

    Use the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select the Note desired clip list, and then press the SET button. The CLIP menu can handle up to 99 clip lists. The selected clip list is loaded into the unit as the current clip list.
  • Page 68 See “Displaying the CLIP menu” (page 66). You can jump to the first clip or last clip by pressing the PREV or NEXT button with the SHIFT button held down. Use the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select “SORT CLIP LISTS BY...”, and then press the SET button.
  • Page 69: Using The Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software installed is connected to this unit, you can transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on a disc to the computer. On the computer side, PDZ-1 enables you to browse the proxy AV data, add or modify metadata (titles, comments, essence marks, etc.), or create a clip list.
  • Page 70: Chapter 5 File Operations

    File Operations Chapter Overview root INDEX.XML A remote computer can be connected to this unit and used to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data ALIAS.XML files, such as video and audio data files. DISCMETA.XML Use FAM (file access mode) for the computer connection. MEDIAPRO.XML Directory Structure Clip...
  • Page 71: File Operation Restrictions

    File Operation Restrictions This section explains which operations are possible on Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the end of files stored in each directory. the file. When required, the following operation tables distinguish Partial read: Read only a part of the data in the file. reading and writing from partial reading and writing.
  • Page 72 - Deletion of clips (except the last recorded clip) Notes - Locking of clips • Directories cannot be created in the Clip directory. • If you attempt to write a C*.MXF file which does not • When the following operations, supported by version 1.5 meet the conditions specified as remark d) on this table and higher XDCAM devices, are carried out on a disc, via a FAM connection, a Windows error message...
  • Page 73: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Windows)

    a) UTF-8 file names can be up to 63 bytes in length. (Depending on the character type, file names (including extension) may be limited to 21 File Operations in File characters.) b) Only when the Write Inhibit tab on the disc is set to enable recording and Access Mode (for “REC INH”...
  • Page 74: Operating On Files

    The “Safety Remove Hardware” dialog box appears. Operation limitations during FAM connections Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-F30 IEEE 1394 SBP2 • With the exception of the EJECT button, recording Device” and click “Stop”. buttons and playback control buttons are disabled.
  • Page 75: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Macintosh)

    at least 10 seconds, and then reconnect the File Operations in File disconnected cable. The unit is powered off and an i.LINK cable is Access Mode (for connected: Power the unit on. Macintosh) To disable FAM connections Execute one of the procedures described in the previous section “To make a reconnection”...
  • Page 76: Operating On Files

    When a disc is inserted into this unit, the remote Note computer recognizes this unit as a removable disc. The Do not disconnect the cable before performing steps 1 and following icon appears in the Finder on the remote computer, indicating that the computer is now able to perform file operations.
  • Page 77: Recording Continuous Timecode Over Fam Connections

    Recording Continuous Timecode Over FAM Connections For clips created over a FAM connection, you can record so that the timecode is continuous with the timecode of the last frame of the last clip recorded on the disc. To record continuous timecode Before you start recording, set TC MODE on page P1 of the function menu to “REGEN”.
  • Page 78: Chapter 6 Menus

    Menus Chapter To clear the function menu from the screen Function Menu Press the DISPLAY button. The size of the monitor video section increases. To change the setting of a function menu The function menu provides access to frequently used settings, such as input video signal selection and timecode item settings.
  • Page 79 Setting item Description Setting item Description F3: MONI SEL (monitor Selects the audio monitor F3: RUN MODE When TC MODE is set to selection) signal output from the AUDIO “PRESET”, selects the run MONITOR connector and the mode of the internal timecode PHONES jack.
  • Page 80: System Menu

    Press the MENU button. System Menu The system menu appears. SYSTEM MENU Use the system menu to set up the unit for specific SETUP MENU TC PRESET purposes and conditions. Menu settings are stored in DISC MENU nonvolatile memory and are preserved even after the unit DATE/TIME PRESET is powered off.
  • Page 82: Setup Menu Items

  • Page 83 OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation Description settings LOCAL ENABLE [> Local ENA]: Select the buttons that can ALL DISABLE [>> All DIS]: The EJECT button and the be operated on this unit even when the remote control buttons in the recording/playback control block cannot be switch is set to REMOTE.
  • Page 84 OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation Description settings PREROLL TIME [> Preroll]: Set the preroll time. 15 SEC [>> 15 sec] to 0 SEC [>> 0 sec]: The preroll time can be set in one-second increments to between 0 and 15 seconds. Factory default setting: 5 SEC [>>...
  • Page 85 DISPLAY CONTROL [Display]: Settings related to display Description on the LCD panel of this unit and on an external monitor DISPLAY INFO [> DISP info]: Select the content of the *TIME DATA & STATUS [>> Time&STA]: Time data and the character information shown in the monitor video section operating mode of the unit and on an external monitor.
  • Page 86 TIME CODE [Time Code]: Settings related to the timecode Description generator TCG REGEN [> TCG regen]: Select the signals to generate *TC & UB [>> TC & UB]: Regenerate both timecode signals when the timecode generator is set to regenerate mode and user bits signals.
  • Page 87 VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video Description control BLANK LINE [> Blank ALL LINE [>> All line] * - - - [>>> - - -]: Specify the blanking for each line separately. Line]: Switch BLANK [>>> Blank]: Regardless of the setting of other sub- blanking of the video items, blank all lines which can be specified in this menu output signal in the...
  • Page 88 VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video Description control WIDE MODE [> Wide OUTPUT [>> Output] *AUTO [>>> Auto]: When DOWN CONVERT >CONV MODE mode]: For SD in the setup menu is set to “SQUEEZE”, automatically add output, specify wide picture information when playing back MPEG HD- whether to play back format video.
  • Page 89 RS232C connector, depending on the setting of the remote connector selector switch. 9PIN(PARA)[>> Para Run]: Use the REMOTE(9P) connector to connect several PDW-F30 units and perform remote control from one of them specified as the parent. BAUDRATE [> BaudRate]: Select the communications speed *9600 [>>...
  • Page 90: Setup Menu Operations

    INTERFACE SELECT [Interface]: Settings related to Description interfaces NETWORK ENABLE [> Network En]: Select the positions of *NETWORK [>> Network]: Only when the switch is set to the remote control switch which enable access to the “NETWORK”. network. NETWORK&RS-422A[>> Net&Rmt]: Only when the switch is set to “NETWORK”, or when the switch is set to “REMOTE”...
  • Page 91 Menu control buttons Functions SETUP MENU DISPLAY CONTROL M/MARK1 and m/MARK2 These buttons move the CHARA.DISPLAY buttons highlighted cursor up and down CHARA.POSITION within the current level to select :WHITE CHARA.TYPE an item or setting. Hold down CHARA.VSIZE one of these buttons to make DISPLAY INFO :T&STA the highlighted cursor move...
  • Page 92 On-screen indication Meaning SETUP MENU DISPLAY CONTROL Character string at the Current setting of the menu SUB STATUS :OFF right of a menu item item * OFF When shown with a colon (:): TC MODE the current setting is the REMAIN same as the factory default CLIP NO...
  • Page 93: Disc Menu

    When you have completed the settings, press the SET Note button. If you power off the unit while settings are being The message “NOW SAVING...” appears in the saved, settings may not be correctly returned to their monitor video section, and “Saving...” appears in the factory default settings.
  • Page 94: Disc Menu Operations

    Press the M/MARK1 button or the m/MARK2 button to select DELETE. E0001 CLIP LIST NEME TITLE: E0001 Press the ,/OUT button. RECORD DEVICE PDW-F30 10001 SERIAL 06/3/02 DATE Select ALL CLIP, then press the ,/OUT button. 19:54:38 TIME TO MENU MENU KEY When the message “ALL DELETE OK?”...
  • Page 95 To format a disc See “Formatting a Disc” (page 36) in Chapter 3. System Menu...
  • Page 96: Chapter 7 Using Option Boards

    Computer Connection Example (FTP operating the board. Connection) Contact your Sony dealer regarding installation of option boards. The following example shows a connection between this unit and a laptop computer. Option Boards for Enhanced Functionality / Using the PDBK-101 Network Board (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Page 97: Using The Pdbk-102 Mpeg-ts Input/output Board

    XDCAM discs. You can also output video and audio from this unit to HDV devices. 1) HDV and are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor EJECT Company of Japan, Limited. ACCESS...
  • Page 98: Appendix

    If you should experience problems with the unit, contact on the optical pickup. Then, if the unit is operated in this your Sony dealer. state, recording and playback may not be performed properly.
  • Page 99: Periodic Maintenance

    Any of the items can be reset during periodic maintenance or parts replacement. Resetting items allows you to roughly determine the timing of next periodic maintenance. For display resetting, contact your Sony dealer. Item name (name between Description [ ] is name in the time data...
  • Page 100: Troubleshooting

  • Page 101 When a disc is inserted Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section Format the disc, or eject it (see page 36). Unknown FS! UNKNOWN FILE SYSTEM. PLEASE FORMAT DISC OR EJECT. No FS! NO FILE SYSTEM.PLEASE EJECT DISC.
  • Page 102 Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section DISC TOP. This appears if you press the PREV button or conduct Disc Top! a high-speed reverse search when the unit is stopped at the start of the disc. Use forward search or playback instead.
  • Page 103 Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section TO ADD AN ESSENCE MARK, EXIT This appears when you press the ESSENCE MARK SB CLP mode FROM SUB CLIP MODE FIRST. (SHIFT + THUMBNAIL) button with the SUB CLIP button lit.
  • Page 104 Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section INPUT VIDEO SIGNAL DOES NOT Input a reference signal synchronized with this unit’s ILL. REF! SYNCHRONIZE WITH REF VIDEO system frequency. SIGNAL. USE COMMON REFERENCE SIGNAL OR CONNECT RECORDER REF OUT TO PLAYER REF IN.
  • Page 105: During Playback

    During playback Alarm message in time data Alarm message in monitor video Description/action display section section DISC CANNOT BE PLAYED BACK. This appears when the system frequency of this 525/60 Disc USE DISC WITH HD 50I or HD 25P unit does not match that of the loaded disc. RECORDING.
  • Page 106 During thumbnail search, scene selection, and clip list operations Alarm message in monitor Description/action video section CANNOT EXPAND CLIP The clip cannot be expanded into more blocks. ANY FURTHER. This appears when the EXPAND button is pressed when the number of block is maximum, or when the duration of an expanded thumbnail is 1 frame.
  • Page 107: Error Messages

    To Eject Discs With the Unit Powered Off i.LINK, a nickname for IEEE 1394 proposed by Sony, is a trademark supported by many companies worldwide. As an emergency measure, disc cartridges can be removed IEEE 1394 is an international standard defined by IEEE, with the unit powered off.
  • Page 108: Specifications

    For details on connection with an i.LINK cable and the necessary software, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the connected device. Use Sony i.LINK cables Use Sony i.LINK cables to connect the i.LINK devices. 307(12 in mm (inches) 6 pins y 4 pins (For DV dubbing)
  • Page 109 Playback format Input connectors Video MPEG HD: HQ35/SP25/LP18 Mbps Digital video inputs DVCAM: 25 Mbps i.LINK (HDV 1080i) (with PDBK-102 option board Proxy video MPEG-4 installed) Audio MPEG HD: 16 bits/48 kHz, 4/2 channels 6-pin type (×1), complying with IEEE DVCAM: 16 bits/48 kHz, 4 channels 1394 Proxy audio...
  • Page 111: Using Umid Data

    Using UMID Data What is a UMID? Metadata is additional information recorded on discs along with audio-visual data. It is used to bring greater efficiency A UMID (Unique Material Identifier) is a unique identifier to the flow of operations from material acquisition through for audio-visual material defined by the SMPTE 330M- editing, and to make it easier to find and reuse material.
  • Page 112 • Distinguishing between original material and copied About the UMID ownership information material. 00 is added to the Instance Number for original COUNTRY (country code) material. Set the country code by entering an abbreviated • Recording with UTC time. UTC (coordinated universal alphanumeric string (4-byte alphanumeric string) time) is used when recording the UMID.
  • Page 113: Mpeg-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License

  • Page 114: Glossary

    be used to record information such as UMID Glossary titles and comments. Unique Material Identifier. A standard (SMPTE 330M) for video and audio metadata. The Basic Material eXchange Format. A file section of a UMID contains a Clip exchange format developed by the globally unique number and a A recording unit.
  • Page 115: Index

    Computer connection 96 Index Condensation 98 F1 to F5 buttons 14 Connections and settings 23 FAM connections 24, 73 connecting an external monitor to disable 75 Features 9 cut editing 25 File Access Mode 73 AC IN connector 19 editing control unit settings 26 File operations 70 ACCESS indicator 12 viewing HD video 23...
  • Page 116 MARK2 button 16 TIME CODE 86 MENU button 13 VIDEO CONTROL 86 REC INH 15 Menus 78 SHIFT button 13 Recording 35, 38 MONITOR connector 18 SHOT MARK1/2 40 procedure 39 Monitor video display section 14 Shot marks to record essence marks 40 MPEG HD 9 deleting 47 to specify the frame to use as the...
  • Page 117 User bit values setting 39 VAR button 17 VARIABLE switch 16 Variable-speed mode 43 Write-protecting discs 35 Index...
  • Page 118 Sony Corporation...

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