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Hitachi VF-PBM307 Operating Instructions Manual

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HD COLOR VIEWFINDER
VF-PBM307

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Please read these operating instructions carefully for proper operation, and keep them for future reference.

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    HD COLOR VIEWFINDER VF-PBM307 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Please read these operating instructions carefully for proper operation, and keep them for future reference.

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS PRECAUTIONS ..............................5 GENERAL FEATURES..........................7 FUNCTIONAL EXPLANATION OF EACH PART ................... 8 ..............................8 RONT ANEL ...........................8 RONT PERATIONS ..............................9 ANEL – 20 ..................9 AMERA TO IEWFINDER ONNECTOR .......................... 10 NTERFACE DESCRIPTION ............................10 VERVIEW To display and hide the Menu ......................10 To go to the next level ..........................10 To go back to the previous level ......................10 Typical Menu Operation ........................11...

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    ............................19 ARKER IDTH ............................19 ARKER OLOR 1 & P 2 ..........................19 RESET RESET SETUP MENU OPTIONS..........................20 & S ........................20 ETUP ETUP 1 & F 2 ........................20 UNCTION UNCTION ..............................21 ONTROL .............................21 CREEN AVER ID & A ID ...........................21 CTIVE SCREEN CONTROL ............................

  • Page 5: Precautions

    PRECAUTIONS Before operating the set, please read this manual carefully. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock does not remove back cover. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to wet or moisture surface.

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    7. Attachments: Do not use attachments not recommended by HITACHI and PLURA Broadcast Inc. as they may cause hazards. 8. Ventilation: Do not block any of the ventilation openings. 9. Install in accordance with these instructions. 10. Power Sources: This product should be operated only using the type of power source indicated on the marking label.

  • Page 7: General Features

    VF-Cable input – VC-90A (1x supplied with unit) • Component(Y,Pb,Pr) input with Active Loop Out. • Mechanical mount – Provided with 1/4"-20 threaded hole for use only with HITACHI supplied AT- 90, AT-500 and AT-750 viewfinder mounts. Page 7 of 32...

  • Page 8: Functional Explanation Of Each Part

    FUNCTIONAL EXPLANATION OF EACH PART Front Panel Marker Operator Tally LED Operation Buttons Front Keys Operations Key Name Operation ADJUST Adjust Picture Menu (Brightness -> Contrast -> Color -> Sharpness) Turn Right (with ‘UP' button is same) Turn Left (with ‘DOWN' button is same) Push to SELECT (ENTER) or return adjustment to center-detent.

  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel Talent Tally Camera Cable support clamp Camera to Viewfinder Connector – 20pin Assignment 1 PIN Y Video 11 PIN 2 PIN Y shield 12 PIN 3 PIN Pb Video 13 PIN 4 PIN 14 PIN R Tally ON: +3.3v / OFF: 0V 5 PIN Pr Video 15 PIN...

  • Page 10: Interface Description

    Interface description Interface Description VF port DC 12V Input Y, Pb, Pr Analog Component Video Input Tally R/G on/off Y out Camera video – Analog Component Loop Out. *Drives 75Ω load+ Pb out Pr out RS-232C Factory use - Update/Multi Control/Auto color calibration Talent Tally Switch Turns the Talent (rear) red TALLY lamp...

  • Page 11: Typical Menu Operation

    Typical Menu Operation 1. Press MENU button: The main menu will appear. 2. Use UP/DOWN button to select the desired menu option (icon). 3. While the desired menu option is selected, press ENTER to move to the second level. 4. Use UP/DOWN button to select the second menu option. 5.

  • Page 12: Camera Mounting Procedures

    Viewfinder Adaptors for Hitachi HDTV Cameras AT-90 There are 3 different types of viewfinder mounts that can be used with the VF-PBM307. These models are the AT-90, AT-500 and AT-750 as illustrated on the left. All mounts can be used with Hitachi HDTV cameras models SK-HD1500, SK-HD1200, SK- HD1300, SK-HD1000, Z- HD5000 &...

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    The AT-90 or AT-500 includes the viewfinder locking bolt or fixing screw. Install the supplied ¼-20 Fixing Screw on the threaded mount on the bottom part of the viewfinder chassis. Secure the Fixing Screw such that it does not easily come out. (We recommend you affix it with some thread locking glue.) Insert the viewfinder in the AT-90 or AT-500 bracket with the operation handle facing the...

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    AT-90 AT-500 The VF-PBM307/ AT-90 mount combination places The VF-PBM307/ AT-500 mount combination the center of gravity closer to the front of the shown above, places the viewfinder closer to the camera body and does not have as much front-aft camera operator and has a superior tilt range movement as the AT-500.

  • Page 15: Basic Operation

    BASIC OPERATION Turning On the Monitor 1. If the Camera Cable VC-90A is not installed, please connect it to the VF CABLE connector on the rear of the viewfinder. Secure the cable with the supplied cable fixing clamp. 2. Power ON the monitor by pressing the POWER button on the front lower right for 2 seconds or more.

  • Page 16: On Screen Menu Selection And Adjustment

    ON SCREEN MENU SELECTION AND ADJUSTMENT How to adjust the OSD screen 1. Press the MENU button and then UP/DOWN button to select each menu. 2. Press the ENTER button and then use UP/DOWN (ENTER)/MENU button to display the available menu.

  • Page 17: Picture Menu Options

    PICTURE MENU OPTIONS Video Menu of each Input Mode • Section Menu page Adjust • Adjust the values of Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Sharpness directly from -50 to 50. • NOTE: Tint has no effect since the VF processes a component color camera signal. Color Temperature Control •...

  • Page 18: Aspect Ratio

    Aspect Ratio • For setting the aspect ratio of the video display. • Full Screen: The images are displayed to fill the panel’s native screen size. • Full Screen, 16:9, 4:3, 14:9, 13:9, 1.85:1, 2.35:1: The images are displayed with each aspect ratio.

  • Page 19: Mono/blue Only

    For verification of proper color display with SMPTE color bars generated by the HITACHI cameras. Max Brightness Max Brightness On / Off – For observing a dim object or testing the device’s back-lamp. Page 19 of 32...

  • Page 20: Marker Menu Options

    MARKER MENU OPTIONS Marker & User Marker < User Marker > < Marker > Preset Markers: Displays markers with aspect rations: 16:9, 4:3, 14:9, 13:9, 1.85:1, 2.35:1, 1.85:1&4:3, User1, User2, User3 fitted to the panel size. 3x User Marker: User-programmable marker size adjustment using the X1,2,3 and Y1,2,3 row/column settings.

  • Page 21: Center Maker

    Center Maker • “+” Crosshair Marker on center of screen Marker Width • Marker line thickness setting. (0~10) ≥0 = thin lilne, ≤10 = thick line. Marker Color • Crosshair & Marker Line Color: Select Marker line color (White, Yellow, Blue, RED, Black) •...

  • Page 22: Setup Menu Options

    SETUP MENU OPTIONS Setup Load & Setup Save • Setup Load: Load user saved values or default factory values. • Setup Save: Save user adjustment values under memory 1, 2, or 3. Function 1 & Function 2 • Function 1, 2: Select the function to be mapped to the FUNCTION 1, 2 buttons.

  • Page 23: Control

    Control • FRONT LED: Front LED on/off Screen Saver • Blue Screen: Enables screen saver functions to avoid panel burning. • BG [Background] Gray: Selects the gray background level of the monitor for images that do not fill the entire screen. •...

  • Page 24: Screen Control

    Reset Calibration • Color Calibration Reset. Prompt: _ _ _ _ • NOTE: A 4-digit code is needed to activate this function. Please contact your nearest HITACHI or PLURA representative. Backlight Adjust • Inverter dimming Level select (0~100) Gamma Select •...

  • Page 25: Nr (noise Reduction)

    NR (Noise Reduction) • Noise Reduction on/off OSD (ON SCREEN DISPLAY) OSD Option • Language: Select a language for the menus to appear in. • (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian) • OSD Position: L-T, R-T, C, L-B, R-B • Transparency: Disable blending...

  • Page 26: Information

    Input ID: Source Message display. ID Style: Select “Input Format”/”Custom Label” Input Label: Can be used to program the Camera ID number or the cameraperson’s name so that it is superimposed on the display. Information • Version, Release day, Release time, operating time, FPGA Version and Calibration ID Page 26 of 32...

  • Page 27: On Screen Display - Menu System

    ON SCREEN DISPLAY – MENU SYSTEM Menu Tree Organization Page 27 of 32...

  • Page 28: Video

    Video Page 28 of 32...

  • Page 29: Marker

    Marker Page 29 of 32...

  • Page 30: Setup

    Setup Page 30 of 32...

  • Page 31: Osd

    Information Page 31 of 32...

  • Page 32: Supported Input Modes

    SUPPORTED INPUT MODES Supported Signals Items Specifications VF-PBM-207 Panel 7” LCD Display Resolution 1024 horizontal. by 600 vertical.(Contrast 900:1) Brightness 400 cd/m2 Viewing Angle R/L 165 (Typ), U/D 165 (Typ) Supported Signals Component(YPbPr/RGB) 1080p 1080i 720P 480i / 576i 480P / 576P Analog Input Level 1.0Vpp (Y With sync), 0.7Vpp (Pb/Pr) Exterior Dimensions...

  • Page 33: Warranty & Support

    Respective manufacturers warranty to extent transferable to customers. Such defects will be corrected, by repair or replacement at the option of Hitachi Kokusai, provided the equipment is returned prepaid to our franchised service agency, and prior thereto, you make a request for instructions to our closest regional office listed on our website (see back).

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