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This was an ancient paper photocopy of the FP-Z31 manual, and seemingly the only copy that I could find anywhere.
Dave Caroline
from
http://www.collection.archivist.info
had the original on file and scanned it in at my request.
The OCR and PDF creation was performed by me,
Ben
Helweg.
If it has helped you as it did me, consider donating to Dave via Paypal. (His email is on the website)

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  • Page 1 This was an ancient paper photocopy of the FP-Z31 manual, and seemingly the only copy that I could find anywhere. Dave Caroline from http://www.collection.archivist.info had the original on file and scanned it in at my request. The OCR and PDF creation was performed by me, Helweg.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    " ·,.: . . ···· . . = -: .. · : .�. _.· • ..CONTENTS · ............General ..· · Features .............. · · The Hi l· 2. Specifications ....· ........· ;·...
  • Page 3 1. GENERAL �- The Hitachi FP-Z31/Z31 L is a 3-tube portable color camera employing 2/3-inch electromagnetic focusing/ electrostatic deflection (MS type) SATICON* tubes. It is designed to feature a high quality picture with a horizontal resolution of 750 lines and a signal-to-noise ratio of 58 dB. Equipped with a wide range of automatic functions, this is a high-quality camera for professional uses embodying superior cost perfor­...
  • Page 5: Specifications

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  • Page 6: Ratings

    !·i • r� -.-,, ,•, 3. RATINGS Three ( 1) Input signals represe (a) GEN LOCK input VBS 1 .OV ±3 dB or black burst (sync: 0.3 ±0.1 Vp-p, burst: 0.3 ±0.1 Vp-p) (b) VF AUX input VBS 1.0 Vp-p ±3 dB (c) Audio signal (microphone output) -60 dBm (with MC-30E microphone)
  • Page 8: Studio Configuration

    � .. :,� ·: · ..-..· · . : ,:, :, · ·:· .'-J'. :•. � • ·· • •' ' • �· Studio � Equipment Model configu- configu- configu- Remarks ·( ration ration ration Camera FP-231 /231 L 1.5-inch viewfinder GM-3B 4.5-inch viewfinder...
  • Page 10: Descriptio� Of Parts

    {"· . ?· ·: .. ·. , . · .. - � ..;� • ·> • ••• �- �· 1 1 ! . . � ,;_ ; ., ® DESCRIPTION OF PARTS This· STANDBY. Set the POWER switch at the rear of ·...
  • Page 11 HIGH GAIN switch K color temperature set at (under a This switch can be set to increase the gain by 9 dB halogen lamp) the factory (with the filter disc at "1 "). or 18 dB simultaneously for each channel ( R, G, Set the switch to this position when B).
  • Page 12 The viewfinder cable connector is inserted in the Note: This switch does not function on the direction in which the guide key fits; the con­ FP-Z31 L. nector's locking ring is then rotated clockwise to lock the connector. Right side view MIC connector Note: It is not possible to use the 1.5-inch and...
  • Page 13 � •.· •: .;�!:.: .. _ .. :._ .. ··-· RA-231 remote control adaptor are inserted into these holes, and the screws are tightened to secure @4.5-inch viewfinder the adaptor. The BA-31 battery adaptor can be mounting shoe mounted when the camera is being used for portable applications.
  • Page 15: Operation � Nd Handling Precautions

    · •. :-. � � :::�:�: �J�: : �i,(. ::; · � ;i����: : � :1.:���it:��,.,�· ��; t : . t'· 6. OPERATION AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS ! : , L· How to assemble and connect the camera 6.1.1 Mountingthelens A bayonet type of lens mount is used. Secure the lens to the camera with the lens holder lever When using the auto iris and power zoom functions with electrical power, connect the plug of the lens to the LENS connector When attaching the lens, set the filter disc...
  • Page 16 ·� -·, . -�· ·>: 6.1.4 M ounting the viewfinder (1) 1.5-inch viewfinder 6.1.5 Fig. 6.3 Mounting a 1.5-inch viewfinder Attach the·GM-38 viewfinder to the camera using its knob screw. Connect the GM-38 cable plug to the camera's viewfinder connector VF To adjust the viewfinder's lateral position, loosen the knob screw and then tighten it up again after the position has been determined ..
  • Page 17: Operati9Nal Checks And Initial Adjustments

    ·,.• : .. •, .·.·, ... · :··: ·:,�· . ·. · .· .. .:··· ):-· : :: �- : : : �:�:�:�� <�, · : .. �:· ::)/: 'i .�· � � >· ..< . . Screw the VF stopper in the direction shown by the arrow into the bottom of the 4.5-inch viewfinder. Raise the lever in the direction of the arrow (Fig.
  • Page 18 Check: Once the white balance has been set, the "AUTO WHITE: C OMPLETED" 'display (FP-Z31 only) appears on the viewfinder screen. For about 5 seconds after the white balance has been set: the ''W" indicator inside the viewfinder lights up (FP-Z31 L only).
  • Page 19 ····· I _ ; . - � - - - � - (1) There must be a white object with an area which is more than 10% of the whole screen. (2) The said white object must be brighter than another object. (3) The signal level of the said object must be less than 100% but more than 70%.
  • Page 20: Character Display And Operation (Fp-Z3 1 Only)

    The MON OUT waveforms can be selected by the MONITOR SELECT switch and so with regis­ tration adjustments, select R-G and 8-G as appropriate. See 6.3.6, with the registration adjustment of the model FP-Z31 camera. Character display and operation ( FP-231 only) 6.3.1...
  • Page 21 .. ;- ..· ..•.•. �:.::.� (1) Clearing the screen (all clear) Random characters may sometimes appear * on the screen or title characters have already been written. In such cases, set the AUTO WHT/ AUTO B LK switch to the top position and clear the display. The "TITLE IS CLEARED"...
  • Page 22 (Note) (3) W AUTO WHT / AUTO B LK, GAi N 0/9/18 dB, BAR/CAM and While the title screen has been selected, the. AUTO CENT/AUTO SETUP switches will not execute their prescribed functions even when set. The AUTO WHT switch, however, functions to clear the title memory. (Note) When the DISP/WR ITE switch �...
  • Page 23 •,.:, (3) When the object or lighting is not suitable for attaining the white balance, the following display appears: This blinks This blinks :,t::!�_; AUTO WHITE Change the object or I ighting and reset the AUTO WHT / AUTO B LK switch @to the AUTO WHT position_ OBJECT? TRY AGAIN When the object or lighting...
  • Page 26 .... :.:··· . :-:-:-.·. ;, � .·J (1) The (3) The following messages are displayed when the centering has been set properly: Th is blinks AUTO CENT··-/ AUTO CENT: COMPLETED H-CENT: OK V-CENT: OK Message displayed until set­ Message with proper setting tins is completed.
  • Page 27 · .. ·.,; ,:• .• - �4 J-.; � A��-� - � 2 - �· · ; �: : ··-. . :�;;��-. � :�, . � .. --,� � · � · · � <:,· :·4 , < • •. . ,.,.:. : - .. . (1) The following messages appear when the setting has been made properly: This blinks Item being adjusted is shown here...
  • Page 28: Connections With Vtr

    ..• -. : . ( 4 ) Examples of displays when setting have not been made properly: This b links These blinks (�_q) CHECK : BLK SET : OK BLK BAL : NG '.�:.: CHECK IRIS A GAIN : OK CHANNEL BLACK G GAIN : OK...
  • Page 29 ,·, :,· PRC-2 PRC-1 DTL PRC-2 ENC SW-3 � B CA � SW-4 � sw-2ij lillvTR � l!:::!J HT •. Pull the PRC-2 unit out 4th unit from left (2) Audio level adjustment ,.;,,: -20 dBm set when contro l turn<>d fully clockwise -60 dBm set when control turned fully counterclock­...
  • Page 30 SL-85). Consult your nearest Hitachi Denshi service station. The VTR cable is a consumable and thus it is recommended that a spare cable be kept at hand. Note 3: For using the VTRs which are not listed above, contact a nearest Hitachi Denshi sales office. This k...
  • Page 31: Adjustments And Cautions When Operating The Camera

    Adjustments and cautions when operating the camera RV-10 RV-11 RV-12 RV-3 � RV-13 SW-1 MASK RV-1 eJMODE � OARSE 1 RV-2 C� ARJl 2 RV-l � ® ·- 6.5.1 Auto iris control This-control circuit is located in the TC unit and it enables the video signal detection method to be selected. (1 �...
  • Page 32: Description Of Zoom Lens Parts (J15X9.5B4Krs)

    ''!· ,. : - · : · . - - � � � � :� ... _·,:...:.: ..� • • • • • • : : :'. :..,_\:-,:. . : . : �· . .. Auto iris weighting detection A weighting system is used to prevent iris control from being effected by the bright area of the upper part Conne, of the screen.
  • Page 33 - · � .. ' .. Lens cable plug Connect this to the LENS connector on the camera head. Once the plug is pushed into place, it is auto­ matically locked. To disconnect the plug, grasp the body of the plug and pull to release the lock; then pull free.
  • Page 34 ., .. .-�f :��" , · ... �;· .. _: .. �:. · ·· .· .�- . -: ;•, * A alternating type switch is used in some type of lenses. In that case, the switch shall be depressed two ..
  • Page 35: Lens And Camera Adjustment In Lens Replacement

    LENS AND CAMERA ADJUSTMENT IN LENS REPLACEMENT Take the following adjustment procedure when replacing the lens al ready mounted on your FP-Z31 camera by another lens. Adjusting flange-back In the case of defocus in telephoto or wide by zooming operation, adjust flange-back as shown below.
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