Convertible Camera AW-E800 Model No. Before attempting to connect or operate this product, please read these instructions completely and save this manual for future use.
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"...
CONTENTS PREFACE ... 2 FEATURES ... 2 SPECIAL NOTES ON OPERATION ... 3 PRECAUTIONS ... 4 MAJOR OPERATING CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ... 6 MOUNTING ... 10 FLANGE BACK ADJUSTMENT (FOR ZOOM LENS) ... 12 IRIS GAIN CONTROL IN A LENS ... 13 CONNECTIONS ...
PREFACE The Panasonic AW-E800 is a digital signal processing color video camera that incorporates three 2/3” wide CCDs. A digital video signal processing system is packed in a compact, lightweight body while assuring high picture quality, high reliability and high perfor- mance.
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. SPECIAL NOTES ON OPERATION • Turn power off before connecting or disconnecting cables.
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.
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.
MAJOR OPERATING CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS <Front View> <Side View> WIDE WIDE Convertible Camera AW- <Top View> <Bottom View> E800 E800...
OPTION CARD VIDEO OUT MENU G/L IN ITEM/AWC YES/ABC IRIS NO/BAR DC12V IN !4 !5 1. Lens Mount 2/3" Standard bayonet type lens or a microscope adaptor can be mounted. 2. Mounting hole A screw hole (1/4” - 20 UNC) for mounting the cam- era on a wall, ceiling with a mounting bracket or tri- pod.
7. YES/ABC Switch (YES/ABC/+) The Sub Menu for each item of the Main Menu is displayed when this switch is pressed while the Main Menu is on the screen. While the Sub Menu is displayed, any setting can be brought up to a higher value with this switch. When the menu is not displayed or the camera is in shooting mode, the automatic black balance control can be set with this switch.
11. I/F Remote Connector (I/F REMOTE) Input terminal dedicated to control signals from the optional Remote Control Box (RCB) (WV-CB700A) and the RCU (WV-RC700A, WV-RC550) and the camera pan/tilt unit (AW-PH300). * WV-CB700A is connected through the optional RCB cable (AW-CA50T10/AW-CA50B10). * WV-RC700A/WV-RC550 is connected through the optional RCU cable (AW-CA50A26).
MOUNTING • Lenses of any make can be mounted on the cam- era as long as they are equipped with a 2/3” stan- dard bayonet. • Use the lens extension cable WV-CA12T12 (6”/ 15 cm) if your lens cable is too short. 1.
2. Camera Mounting 1. To mount a camera on a pan/tilt head or a mounting bracket or the like, attach the mounting adaptor (supplied) to the bottom of the camera in case of bottom mounting. 2. Fix the camera mounting base, pan/tilt unit, and tri- pod securely in the screw hole (1/4-20UNC) of the camera or the mounting adaptor.
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.
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.
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 VTR, must be made through the VIDEO OUT Connector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. [ADJUSTMENT by CAMERA] 1. Press the NO/BAR switch for over 5 seconds for the color bar mode.
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.
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 RCU (RCB) Halogen Mode Fluorescent Mode Outdoor Mode User's Mode USER SET CAMERA AUTO/ATW...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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. If the luminance is still insufficient, the Night Eye also operates to adjust the luminance automatically.
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...
!4 Sub Carrier Phase Coarse Adjustment [SC Coarse: 1/2/3/4] Coarse adjustment of subcarrier phase can be made when a genlock signal is supplied. !5 Subcarrier Phase Fine Adjustment [SC Fine: –511 - +511] Fine adjustment of subcarrier phase can be made when a genlock signal is supplied.
@0 Flesh Noise Suppress Level Setting [Flesh Noise Suppress: OFF/LOW/HIGH] Flesh noise is suppressed in two steps when the DTL Level is at HIGH or LOW. @1 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.
* For luminance settings at each shutter speed and synchro-scan shutter speed, refer to the table below. Shutter Speed Synchro-scan Required luminance ratio 1/100 100.3 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...
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) Synchro Scan Field/Frame Field Gain (0dB) Pedestal ( 0) Return **Color Set** Chroma Level White Bal (AWC A) Highlight Chroma Painting...
Setting and Changing of the Setting Items (User Mode) @8 Video Level Adjustment [Picture Level: –50 - +50] Convergence level of AUTO IRIS/AGC/ELC can be adjusted. @9 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.
#2 Electronic Shutter Mode Setting [Shutter Mode: Step/ELC/S/Scan] Step: Electronic shutter operates at the speed selected by the Electronic Shutter Step Setting #3 . 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 #4 .
Shutter Speed Synchro-scan Required luminance ratio 1/100 100.3 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 #5 CCD Read Out Mode Setting [Field/Frame: Field/Frame 1/Frame 2] Field: CCD storage will be by field storage.
#7 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. #8 Chroma Level Adjustment [Chroma Level: –3 - Chroma Level can be decreased or increased to three levels.
PAINTING AUTO/ATW GAIN TOTAL AUTO HOLD SHUTTER SCENE IRIS 1000 USER AUTO RCU (RCB) $2 2-dimensional Lowpass Filter Setting [2D LPF: OFF/LOW/HIGH] The 2D lowpass filter that reduces moire and cross color can be set. $3 Horizontal Phase Adjustment [H Phase: –206 - +49] Horizontal phase can be adjusted when a genlock signal is supplied.
%0 Noise Suppress Compensation Level Setting [Noise Suppress: 1 - 10] Screen noise can be reduced with the Detail Level Setting $7 at HIGH or LOW. If the noise suppress compensation level is set too high, a fine object will be reproduced less sharply.
(G-R): To increase or decrease the intermediate color between green and cyan (G-B): To increase or decrease yellowish green (B-R): To increase or decrease the intermediate color between blue and cyan (B-G): To increase or decrease purple %8 Gamma Correction Level Setting [Gamma: 0.35 - 0.55] Gamma correction level can be 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.
INITIAL SETTINGS OF THE SETTING ITEMS (Factory preset values) Halogen, Fluorescent, Outdoor Mode Item Picture Level Light PEAK/AVG Light Area Brightness Auto ND (ELC) Auto Gain Up Manu Gain Up Pedestal Contrast (Gamma) Chroma Level Flesh Tone Color Set White Bal High-light Chroma H Phase SC Coarse...
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 SC Coarse...
APPEARANCE Unit: mm (inch) OPTION CARD VIDEO OUT I/F REMOTE MENU G/L IN ITEM/AWC YES/ABC IRIS NO/BAR DC12V IN WIDE E800 Convertible Camera AW- 84 (3-5/16") 12 (15/32") 170 (6-11/16") 10 (25/64") -49-...
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, Flesh Noise Suppress, Photometric Measurement Method (ALL/CENTER/TOP CUT/BOTTOM CUT/R/L CUT) CCD Read Out Mode (FIELD/FRAME 1/FRAME 2), Color bar Setup, Use Mode, Nega/Posi, PC Control Access Speed, Aspect Ratio (16 : 9/4 : 3), Fan (ON/OFF) Adjustment function:...
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...
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