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AW-E600
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  • Page 1 Convertible Camera AW-E600 Before attempting to connect or operate this product, please read these instructions completely.
  • Page 2 CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SER- VICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PER- SONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead sym- bol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the pres- ence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS PREFACE ... 2 FEATURES ... 2 SPECIAL NOTES ON OPERATION ... 3 PRECAUTIONS ... 4 MAJOR OPERATING CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ... 6 MOUNTING ... 10 FLANGE BACK ADJUSTMENT ... 12 IRIS GAIN CONTROL IN A LENS ... 13 CONNECTIONS ...
  • Page 4: Preface

    PREFACE The Panasonic AW-E600 is a digital signal processing color video camera that incorporates three 1/2” CCDs. A digital video signal processing system is packed in a compact, lightweight body while assuring high picture quality, high reliability and high performance.
  • Page 5: Special Notes On Operation

    11. A digital highlight chroma circuit reproduces natural dynamic ranges. 12. A digital color matrix enables high fidelity color images. 13. Four use modes for each of your specific applica- tions can be selected. 14. SMPTE color bar is indicated on the monitor screen. 15.
  • Page 6: Precautions

    PRECAUTIONS DONT'S • Do not attempt to disassemble the camera, Remote Control Unit (RCU) or other units. In order to pre- vent electric shock, do not remove screws or cov- ers. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. • Do not abuse the camera. Avoid striking, shaking, etc.
  • Page 7 DO'S • Refer any servicing to qualified service personnel. • Handle the camera with care. • Protect the precision made lens by placing the lens cap over when the camera is not in use. If the lens is not installed, protect the surface of the prism by placing the body cap into the lens mount hole.
  • Page 8: Major Operating Controls And Their Functions

    MAJOR OPERATING CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS <Front View> <Side View> Convertible Camera AW- <Top View> <Bottom View> E600 E600...
  • Page 9 OPTION CARD VIDEO OUT I/F REMOTE MENU G/L IN ITEM/AWC YES/ABC IRIS NO/BAR CAUTION DC12V IN CONNECT TO SPECIFIED CLASS 2 POWER SUPPLY ONLY. SEE MANUAL. 1. Lens Mount 1/2" Standard bayonet type lens or a microscope adaptor can be mounted. 2.
  • Page 10 7. NO/BAR Switch (NO/BAR/ ) The item just below can be selected by pressing this switch while the Sub Menu is on the screen. While the Sub Menu is displayed any setting can be brought down to a lower value with this switch. When the menu is not displayed or the camera is in shooting mode, the color bar and the shooting con- ditions are alternately indicated by pressing the...
  • Page 11 12. DC 12 V Input Connector (DC 12V IN) 12 V DC is supplied through the optional DC power supply cable (AW-CA4T1). 13. Cable Clamp Clamp the DC Power Supply Cable (AW-CA4T1) connected to the DC 12 V Input Connector to pre- vent it from slipping out.
  • Page 12: Mounting

    MOUNTING • Lenses of any make can be mounted on the cam- era as long as they are equipped with a 1/2” stan- dard bayonet. • Use the lens extension cable WV-CA12T12 (6”/ 15 cm) if your lens cable is too short. 1.
  • Page 13 2. Camera Mounting 1. Fix the mounting adaptor to the top or bottom of the camera. Mounting adaptor 2. Fix the camera mounting base, pan/tilt unit, and tri- pod securely in the screw hole (1/4-20UNC) of the camera mounting adaptor. 3.
  • Page 14: Flange Back Adjustment

    FLANGE BACK ADJUSTMENT (FOR ZOOM LENS) 1. Fully open the iris by shooting a dark object. (Iris selection switch should be set to M.) 2. Loosen the flange back lock knob. 3. Aim the camera at any object over 2 meters away from the camera.
  • Page 15: Iris Gain Control In A Lens

    IRIS GAIN CONTROL IN A LENS An iris gain control hole is usually provided in the front of the lens. Adjustment of the iris gain, with a screwdriv- er through the hole may be done as follows. (Shape and location of the hole may vary depending on the type of lens.) 1.
  • Page 16: Connections

    CONNECTIONS Caution: The connection and installation should be done by qualified service personnel or system installers. Refer any servicing to qualified service personnel. CONNECTION OF DEVICE WITH A COMPOSITE INPUT CONNECTOR • Connection to any device which has a composite input connector, such as a video monitor or a VCR, must be made through the VIDEO OUT Connector.
  • Page 17 CONNECTION OF A REMOTE CONTROL UNIT (RCU) Connection to the RCU (WV-RC700A,WV-RC550) is made through the optional RCU cable AW-CA50A26. 1. Turn RCU power off before connecting cables. 2. Set the cable selection switch of the RCU to MULTI (in case of using the WV-RC700A) 3.
  • Page 18 CONNECTION OF A REMOTE CONTROL BOX (RCB) The RCB (WV-CB700A) and the camera must be con- nected with the optional RCB cable AW-CA50T10. 1. Turn RCB power off before connecting cables. 2. Connect the 50-pin connector of the RCB cable to I/F REMOTE connector of the camera.
  • Page 19 CONNECTION OF DEVICES WITH CAMERA PAN/TILT CONTROL SYSTEM • To connect the pan/tilt unit to the camera, use the pan/tilt unit cable AW-CA50T15. • Power is supplied from the pan/tilt unit. 1. Before connecting them, press the power switch on the pan/tilt unit AC adaptor and the ON/OFF switch on the hybrid control panel in the OFF position, respectively.
  • Page 20 CONNECTION WITH MULTIPLE CAMERAS (COLOR LOCK MODE) An example of connection for VBS/BB input (Color lock mode). • One of the multiple cameras is used as the source of ref- erence signals. • Supply a synchronizing signal (BB) to the G/L Input Connectors of each cameras.
  • Page 21 CONNECTION OF COMPUTER The system shown here can remotely control this camera by using a computer. The software and the cable for RS-232C required for this operation should be obtained locally. Please contact qualified service personnel for this software. VIDEO OUT Connector OPTION CARD VIDEO OUT I/F REMOTE...
  • Page 22: Adjustment

    ADJUSTMENT Color temperature and adjustment of white balance When carbon is burnt, it develops various colors of light depending on the temperature. Natural light can be specified by color temperature referring to the color developed when carbon is burnt. The light of 3 200K (K=Kelvin, 273C equals to abso- lute zero temperature 0K) represents the same value (color) as what develops when carbon is burnt at 3 200K (2 927C).
  • Page 23 AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCE CONTROL (AWC) There are two white balance memories, “AWC A” or “AWC B” for two different light sources color tempera- tures, with the automatic white balance setting. Then, when the two different light sources are encountered, you may operate the camera properly by simply change the white balance mode to either AWC A or AWC B.
  • Page 24 Notes: • For white balance setting aim the camera at a white object and try to position it in the center of the monitor screen. The object must appear in over 10 % of the total monitor screen area. Try to avoid overly bright objects in the scene.
  • Page 25 Minimize the carrier wave using the red & blue gain controls Waveform for white balance set chart RESET TO 3 200K OR 5 600K WHITE BALANCE When the white balance setting is set to either “P SET 3 200K” or “P SET 5 600K” the white balance will be automatically set to the color temperature 3 200K or 5 600K, respectively.
  • Page 26 TOTAL PEDESTAL LEVEL ADJUST- MENT (Use an oscilloscope or a waveform monitor for this adjustment.) This step is to adjust the black levels (pedestal levels) of two or more cameras to be the same. [ADJUSTMENT by CAMERA] 1. Close the lens. 2.
  • Page 27 GEN-LOCK ADJUSTMENT Phase adjustments must be performed with the camera or the RCU (RCB) when external synchronizing signals are supplied to the system in cases where multiple cameras are used or peripheral devices are connected. HORIZONTAL PHASE CONTROL Observe the waveform of the external synchronizing input signal (black burst signal) and video output signal on a two-channel oscilloscope.
  • Page 28 COLOR PHASE ADJUSTMENT Supply the output signal (split color bar) from the color special effect generator to a color monitor or vec- torscope. Adjust the color phase of the camera. Color bar of camera Sprit line Color bar of special effects generator [ADJUSTMENT by CAMERA] 1.
  • Page 29: Use Mode Setting

    USE MODE SETTING Use Mode Setting The camera has four use modes, and various functions for four use modes have been preset. Functions can be set as best suited to each use mode. • Halogen mode Suited to indoor shooting, such as at weddings, parties, lecture meetings, events, etc.
  • Page 30 SETTING BY RCU (RCB) OR HYBRID CONTROL PANEL An operation mode is selected depending on the posi- tion of the scene file switch. Scene File Switch Operation mode Position of Hybrid control RCU (RCB) Halogen Mode Fluorescent Mode Outdoor Mode User's Mode USER SET CAMERA...
  • Page 31: Menu Item Setting

    MENU ITEM SETTING MENU ITEM SETTING • Each of the four use modes of the camera has a main menu. (Shown at right) • Each item of the main menu has a submenu, which consists of several settings. • These settings have been preset to the optimum values to suit each use mode, and can be changed to suit actual shooting conditions.
  • Page 32 SETTING 1. From the camera alone: Keep the MENU switch depressed for 5 sec- onds or more. From RCU (RCB): Set the user set switch in the pocket to the ON position. The main menu appears on the monitor screen. 2.
  • Page 33 SUB MENU (Halogen Mode, Fluorescent Mode, Outdoor Mode) **Brightness Set** Picture Level Light PEAK/AVG Light Area Top cut Auto ND (ELC) (OFF) Auto Gain Up (OFF) Manu Gain Up (0dB) Pedestal ( 0) Contrast(Gamma) Return **Color Set** Chroma Level Flesh Tone White Bal (AWC A) Highlight Chroma...
  • Page 34 Setting and Changing of the Setting (Halogen Mode, Fluores- cent Mode, Outdoor Mode) q Video Level Adjustment [Picture Level: –50 - +50] Convergence level of AUTO IRIS/AUTO GAIN UP/ AUTO ND (ELC) can be adjusted. w Detecting Ratio Adjustment [Light PEAK/AVG: P50 - A50] The ratio of AUTO IRIS/AUTO GAIN UP/AUTO ND (ELC) detected peak to average can be adjusted...
  • Page 35 t Auto Gain Up Control Setting [Auto Gain Up: OFF/ LOW/HIGH] LOW: The Auto Gain Up control with a maximum gain increase of about 18 dB adjust the lumi- nance automatically. HIGH: The Auto Gain Up control with a maximum gain increase of about 30 dB operates.
  • Page 36 u Black Level Setting [Pedestal: –30 - +30] The black level (pedestal) of the luminance (Y) sig- nal can be set. Used in adjusting the black levels of two or more cameras. i Contrast Adjustment [Contrast (Gamma): LOW/MID/HIGH] Contrast can be adjusted to any of three levels. o Chroma Level Adjustment [Chroma Level: –3 - +3] Chroma Level can be decreased or increased to...
  • Page 37 !5 Subcarrier Phase Fine Adjustment [SC Fine: –511 - +511] Fine adjustment of subcarrier phase can be made when a genlock signal is supplied. !6 Color Bar Setup Setting [Color Bar Set: 0.0IRE/7.5IRE] The setup level of color bar can be adjusted. !7 Detail Select Setting [DTL Select: Sharpness/ Super DTL] If contour correction is not sufficient at the...
  • Page 38 @2 Electronic Shutter Setting [Shutter Speed: OFF/ 1/100 to 1/10 000 / S/Scan / Auto ND] OFF: Electronic shutter is turned off. 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1 000, 1/2 000, 1/4 000, 1/10 000: Electronic shutter operates at one of these speeds as selected.
  • Page 39 @5 PC Control Access Speed Setting [Baud Rate: 1 200 bps/2 400 bps/4 800 bps/9 600 bps] Select a communication speed in controlling the camera from the computer. 5 Negative/Positive Selection [Nega/Posi: Posi/Nega] Posi: Normal image Nega: Image is shown reversed in darkness and color.
  • Page 40 Sub Menu (User Mode) **Iris, Shutter, Gain Set** Picture Level Light PEAK/AVG Light Area Top cut Auto Iris Adjust Shutter Mode (Step) Step (OFF) Syncro Scan Field/Frame Field Gain (0dB) Pedestal ( 0) Return **Color Set** Chroma Level White Bal (AWC A) Highlight Chroma Painting...
  • Page 41 Setting and Changing of the Setting Items (User Mode) @7 Video Level Adjustment [Picture Level: –50 - +50] Convergence level of AUTO IRIS/AGC/ELC can be adjusted. @8 Detecting Ratio Adjustment [Light PEAK/AVG: P50 - A50] The ratio of AUTO IRIS/AGC/ELC detected peak to average can be adjusted within a range.
  • Page 42 #1 Electronic Shutter Mode Setting [Shutter Mode: Step/ ELC/ S/Scan] Step: Electronic shutter operates at the speed selected by the Electronic Shutter Step Setting #2 . ELC: Electronic shutter is controlled to automatical- ly adjust the luminance. S/Scan (Synchro Scan): Electronic shutter oper- ates at the speed selected in Electronic Shutter Synchro-Scan Setting #3 .
  • Page 43 Shutter Speed Synchro-scan Required luminance ratio 1/100 99.68 Hz 1/250 250.0 Hz 1/500 492.2 Hz 1/1 000 984.4 Hz 1/2 000 1.969 kHz 1/4 000 3.938 kHz 1/10 000 7.875 kHz #4 CCD Read Out Mode Setting [Field/Frame: Field/Frame 1/Frame 2] Field: CCD storage will be by field storage.
  • Page 44 #6 Black Level Setting [Pedestal: –30 - +30] The black level (pedestal) of the luminance (Y) sig- nal can be set. Used in adjusting the black levels of two or more cameras. #7 Chroma Level Adjustment [Chroma Level: –3 - +3] Chroma Level can be decreased or increased to three levels.
  • Page 45 PAINTING AUTO/ATW GAIN TOTAL AUTO HOLD SHUTTER SCENE IRIS 1000 USER AUTO RCU (RCB) $1 2-dimensional Lowpass Filter Setting [2D LPF: OFF/ LOW/ HIGH] The 2D lowpass filter that reduces moire and cross color can be set. $2 Horizontal Phase Adjustment [H Phase: –206 - +49] Horizontal phase can be adjusted when a genlock signal is supplied.
  • Page 46 $9 Noise Suppress Compensation Level Setting [Noise Suppress: 1 - 10] Screen noise can be reduced with the Detail Level Setting $6 at HIGH or LOW. If the noise suppress compensation level is set too high, a fine object will be reproduced less sharply.
  • Page 47 %6 Color Matrix Compensation Level Setting [Matrix (R-G)/(R-B)/(G-R)/(G-B)/(B-R)/(B-G): –31 - +31] Color Matrix compensation level can be adjusted. (R-G): To increase or decrease the intermediate color between red and magenta (R-B): To increase or decrease the intermediate color between red and yellow (G-R): To increase or decrease the intermediate color between green and cyan (G-B): To increase or decrease yellowish green...
  • Page 48: Setting To Initial Set

    SETTING TO INITIAL SET Setting to initial set In case of the wrong setting in any use mode, take the following steps to return to the initial settings. (1) Select [Initialize Data] on the main menu screen of each Use Mode. (See page 29.) Press the YES/ABC switch, then [Initialize Data] screen shown for about 10 seconds.
  • Page 49 INITIAL SETTINGS OF THE SETTING ITEMS (Factory preset values) Halogen, Fluorescent, Outdoor Mode Item Picture Level Light PEAK/AVG Light Area Auto ND (ELC) Brightness Auto Gain Up Manu Gain Up Pedestal Contrast (Gamma) Chroma Level Flesh Tone Color Set White Bal High-light Chroma H Phase SC Coarse...
  • Page 50 User Mode Item Picture Level Light PEAK/AVG Light Area Auto Iris Adjust Shutter Mode Iris, Shutter, Step Gain Set Synchro Scan Field/Frame Gain Pedestal Chroma Level White Bal High-light Chroma Painting R Gain Color Set B Gain R Pedestal B Pedestal 2D LPF H Phase G/L.
  • Page 51: Appearance

    APPEARANCE 84 (3-5/16") 12 (15/32") E600 E600 Convertible Camera AW- 155 (6-3/32") 10 (25/64") -49- Unit: mm (inch) OPTION CARD VIDEO OUT I/F REMOTE MENU G/L IN ITEM/AWC YES/ABC IRIS NO/BAR CAUTION DC12V IN CONNECT TO SPECIFIED CLASS 2 POWER SUPPLY ONLY.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Pickup element: 1/2" interline, supersensitive CCDx3 Pixels: 768 (H) x 494 (V) pixels Scanning: 2:1 interlace System: NTSC Scanning frequency: 15.734 kHz (horizontal), 59.94 Hz (vertical) Lens mount: 1/2" Standard byonet mount Synchronizing: Internal or external External sync input: BB, (BNC,50P D subconnector) Sensitivity: 2 000 lx, F11, 3 200 K...
  • Page 53 Switches: BACK PANEL: MENU, ITEM/AWC, YES/ABC, NO/BAR MENU ITEM SETTING: Gain, Shutter, White Balance, Detail Level (OFF/LOW/HIGH), Corner Detail, Precision Detail Level, Black Stretch, High Light Chroma, Skin Color Detail, Photometric Measurement Method (ALL/CENTER/TOP CUT/BOTTOM CUT/R/L CUT) CCD Read Out Mode (FIELD/FRAME 1/FRAME 2) Clean DNR, Color Bar Setup, Use Mode, Nega/Posi, PC Control Access Speed Adjustment function: MENU ADJUSTMENT: R/B Gain, R/B Pedestal, Black Level, Video Level, Detecting...
  • Page 54: Standard Accessories

    STANDARD ACCESSORIES Body cap ... 1 Rubber Sheet ... 1 OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES Pan/Tilt Unit Pan/Tilt Unit AC Adaptor Hybrid Control Panel Multi Hybrid Control Panel Multi Port Hab Control Panel AC Adaptor AC Adaptor Remote Control Unit Remote Control Box Camera Mounting Bracket RCU Rack Mount Frame VF Mounting Bracket...
  • Page 55 Executive Office: 3330 Cahuenga Blvd W., Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 436-3500 EASTERN ZONE: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7621 Mid-Atlantic: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7621 Southeast Region: 1225 Northbrook Parkway, Ste 1-160 Suwanee, GA 30024...