Sony UPX-C200 Operating Instructions Manual

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Digital Printing
Operating Instructions (Advanced Operations)
© 2003 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 3-207-404-14(1) Digital Printing System Operating Instructions (Advanced Operations) UPX-C200 © 2003 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview ..............3 Functions of the Camera ........3 Built-In Flash and Five Flash Modes ....3 Examples ............6 Selection of the Aperture Setting ....... 9 What Is Color Temperature? ......10 White Balance Adjustment ......10 Photometry Area (AE AREA) ......
  • Page 3: Overview

    Modes better-quality shooting and printing, making full use of the functions of the UPX-C200 Digital Printing System. For details on basic operations, refer to the Operating Features of the built-in flash of the camera in the UPX- Instructions (Basic Operations).
  • Page 4 Auto Exposure, Auto Built-In Flash Mode Auto Exposure, Forced Built-In Flash (A ) Mode ( ) Application Applications This is the factory preset mode, and is suitable for This mode is suitable for indoor portraits and outdoor portrait shots. It is not suitable for shots using an identification shots.
  • Page 5 Auto Exposure, No Built-In Flash Mode Manual intervention You can manually change the exposure compensation (EV Compensation) by 2 EV towards the under and over sides. The center value is the optimal exposure for a Application subject 1.5 meters from the lens. Use this mode only under a stable light source.
  • Page 6: Examples

    Manual Exposure, No Built-In Flash Examples Mode (M Four types of shooting environments and the Application recommended settings of the camera for each This is suitable for indoor portraits and identification environmental condition are described here. Use these shots using an external flash only. It is desirable that the examples as a guide when you make the settings on the power of the external flash is adjusted beforehand, and camera for your shooting conditions.
  • Page 7 Shooting using a shadow-clearing flash Recommended modes • When using a shadow-clearing flash that RESOLUTION Select the resolution according to the print size. accepts a synchronization cord, or a shadow- clearing flash that reacts to the light from the Exposure Mode PROGRAM AUTO main flash and supports the preflash function Flash Mode...
  • Page 8 Shooting using an external flash To obtain the highest possible picture quality, use several external flashes. In this case, set Exposure Mode to MANUAL EXPOSURE, and set Flash Mode to Manual Exposure, No Built-In Flash mode. Connect the flashes using synchronization cords. Adjust the power of the external flashes so that the aperture of the camera becomes open and that EV Compensation becomes ±0.00 EV.
  • Page 9: Selection Of The Aperture Setting

    Shooting under continuous light sources Selection of the Aperture Setting When shooting under continuous light sources, such as a video light or a fluorescent light, it is recommended to The aperture setting of the camera can be selected when adjust the white balance using the One Push function, Exposure Mode is set to APERTURE PRIORITY or and to set Exposure Mode to MANUAL EXPOSURE.
  • Page 10: What Is Color Temperature

    What Is Color Temperature? White Balance Adjustment A red light makes a white object look reddish. This With this camera, you can adjust the white balance in mechanism applies to photographs. When the subject is one of the following ways, using the Menu function: under a reddish light, the subject looks reddish on the AUTO: The white balance is automatically adjusted picture.
  • Page 11: Photometry Area (Ae Area)

    The Menu display appears. Photometry Area (AE AREA) Note If Exposure Mode is set to PROGRAM AUTO or If the flash mode in which the built-in flash fires or may APERTURE PRIORITY, this camera executes fire is used, decrease or do not use external light in order automatic photometry when the Release button of the to perform One Push White Balance adjustment camera is pressed.
  • Page 12: Changing Auto Erase Mode (Auto Erase)

    Selecting the photometry area Changing Auto Erase Mode (AUTO ERASE) Display the Menu display. For details, see “Displaying the Menu Display in Data of images taken by the camera are stored in the CAMERA Mode” on page 14. memory area for storing image data. This camera is factory-preset so that recording is disabled once the Press v or V of the control button to select AE memory area for storing image data becomes full.
  • Page 13: Storing And Retrieving The Settings Of Shooting Conditions (Load/Save Setting)

    Storing and Retrieving the Settings Formatting the Memory Area for of Shooting Conditions (LOAD/ Storing Image Data (MEMORY SAVE SETTING) FORMAT) The setting items for shooting conditions on the Menu If the number of recordable pictures of the camera display are preceded by a symbol.
  • Page 14: Displaying The Version Of The Firmware (Firmware Ver.)

    Displaying the Version of the Displaying the Setup Display Firmware (Firmware Ver.) The version of the camera's firmware can be displayed for reference when performing servicing. Display the Setup display. For details, see “Displaying the Setup Display” on page 14. P LA Y C A M E Press v or V of the control button to select...
  • Page 15: Print Quality Adjustment Of The Printer

    CYN-RED: Pressing b gives the picture more Print Quality Adjustment cyan, while pressing B makes it more reddish. MAG-GRN: Pressing b gives the picture more of the Printer magenta, while pressing B makes the picture more greenish. YEL-BLU: Pressing b makes the picture more yellowish, while pressing B makes the picture The picture quality for printout can be adjusted using the more bluish.
  • Page 16: Storing And Retrieving The Adjusted Values

    Storing and Retrieving the Detailed Explanation on the Adjusted Values Parameters for the Picture Quality Adjustment After the picture quality adjustment is completed, if you store the adjusted values in memory as described below, you can retrieve and use the adjusted values at any time. Correspondence between the R/G/B parameter values and picture quality Storing your adjustments...
  • Page 17: Sharpness Adjustment

    MAG-GRN adjustment (G parameter) Correspondence between the D/L/Gm parameter values and picture quality Adjust the magenta and green elements. The default is 0. Press B of the control button of the printer to change the parameter in the + direction, i.e., 1, 2, ... 7. The green Figure 2 elements of the picture intensify as shown in the figure Bright...
  • Page 18: Checking The Results Of Adjustment With A Guide Print

    GAMMA adjustment (Gm parameter) Checking the Results of Adjust the gamma value. The default is 0. Adjustment with a Guide Print Press B of the control button on the printer to amplify the half tone of each of the RGB elements towards the The results of adjustment can be checked by printing a bright side.
  • Page 19: Guide Print Function

    UPC-X34 series print paper. print this guide image, press the SIZE button of the The figure below gives examples of the guide images. camera, select either Guide Print-RGB or Guide Print- DLGm, then execute printing. UPX-C200 Guide Print (RED, GRN, BLU) DARK LIGHT...
  • Page 20 A guide image can be printed in black and white. As a To make further adjustments based on the top left black and white picture in the UPX-C200 system is picture, set the D parameter to +3, then print the Guide made by overlaying the three color elements of cyan, Print-DLGm again.
  • Page 21: Image Processing Time

    Difference of + and – options Image Processing Time When Guide Print-RGB is printed with all three RGB parameters set to 0, seven images are printed. The center When printing images shot by the camera, image data picture is the reference picture with all three RGB are transmitted from the camera to the printer, and the parameters set to 0, and each of the surrounding six printer processes the received data then executes...
  • Page 22: Setting The Bluetooth Functions

    PRINTING Laminating a printout (passkey) for each device in the passkey-authentication [LAMI] process. The UPX-C200 system uses a 4-digit number as a passkey. After the same passkey is set for the devices, the authentication process for connection must be performed.
  • Page 23: Bluetooth Connection

    The message “NOT DISCOVERED” is displayed on the LCD of the camera, and the printer name and the In the UPX-C200 system, the printer and the camera are Bluetooth address remains displayed in gray. Even if the factory preset so that the camera automatically searches...
  • Page 24: Confirming The Bluetooth Address Of The Printer (Bluetooth Addr)

    Confirming the Bluetooth Address Changing the Passkey (CHANGE of the Printer (Bluetooth ADDR) PASSKEY/PASSKEY INPUT) The same passkey is set for all cameras and printers at the factory. If the passkey needs to be changed, set a new passkey, following the procedures below. 2 3,4 Once a new passkey is set, remove the printer registration, and register it again.
  • Page 25: Setting The Module Power (Module/Module Power)

    A new passkey has been set, and the display returns Setting the Module Power to Bluetooth Menu. (MODULE/MODULE POWER) To cancel changing the passkey setting In Step 8 above, select CANCEL instead of OK, then The Bluetooth Module Power must be set to ON to press ENTER of the control button.
  • Page 26: Giving Your Printer A Device Number (My Device Name)

    Press B of the control button. If the setting for Module Power on the printer is “Sony UP-DX100 [NONE-9: EXEC]” appears. changed If the Module Power setting of the printer is changed Press v or V of the control button to set the device from ON to OFF, the Bluetooth lamp goes off, and number.
  • Page 27: Checking The Connection Record Of The Printer (Connection Record)

    Printer (CONNECTION Up to three printers can be connected with the Bluetooth RECORD) function in the UPX-C200 system. Printers can be added using the Setup menu of the camera. Before adding a printer, the same passkey as that of the Turn on the printer.
  • Page 28 Sony UP-DX100[5] ADDRESS 01:A0:21:18:69:71 The ADD PRINTER display appears. EXIT MENU ADD PRINTER 1. Sony UP-DX100[1] ADDRESS 10:A1:F1:23:00:91 2. Sony UP-DX100[2] ADDRESS 00:A0:98:20:71:81 After the authentication process is finished, the of the printer to be added is displayed. At the...
  • Page 29: Removing A Printer

    Canceling addition/registration of the Removing a Printer printer To cancel addition/registration of the printer, the Display the Setup display. following two methods are available: • In Step 7, while “Searching New Printers . . .” is For details, see “Displaying the Setup Display” on displayed, press ENTER of the control button.
  • Page 30: Operation With Several Printers

    Operation with Several Printers In a system using several printers, the basic operations are the same as when one printer is used. If the camera is turned on after a printer is turned on, the camera automatically searches for registered printers. The names and Bluetooth addresses of all printers with which connection has been established are displayed in black.
  • Page 31: Index

    R/G/B parameter 16 Index Passkey 24, 27 Firmware Ver. 14 Changing the passkey of the Flash 3 camera 24 Changing the passkey of the printer 25 Adjusted values 16 Passkey authentication 22 GAMMA adjustment 18 Loading 16 Photometry area 11 Guide number (GN) 3 Storing 16 Selecting 12...
  • Page 32 White balance 10 One Push white balance adjustment 10 YEL-BLU adjustment 17 Index...
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