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Panasonic AW-RP555N Operating Instructions Manual

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Multi Hybrid Control Panel
AW-RP555N
VQTB0113

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  • Page 1: Join-up Fixture

    Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely. Printed in Japan F0306Y0 Multi Hybrid Control Panel AW-RP555N / F O T I L VQTB0113...

  • Page 2: Rack Mounting Adapters (4u)

    Safety precautions CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER TO SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Safety precautions IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference. 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ... 4 Accessories ... 4 Parts and their functions ... 5 Control panel... 5 Front panel switches ... 11 Rear connector panel ... 12 Connections ... 14 Operation ... 18 Turning on the power ... 18 EXTERNAL CONTROL OUT setting ... 18 Adjusting the minimum start speed of the pan/tilt head ...

  • Page 5: Parts And Their Functions

    Parts and their functions Control panel  OPERATE lamp This lamp will come on when power is supplied to this unit and the OPERATE switch is on.  OPERATE switch This controls the power of all pan/tilt head systems (pan/ tilt head and convertible camera) connected to this unit.

  • Page 6

    Parts and their functions  SHUTTER button This is used to select the shutter speed of the camera in the pan/tilt head system currently selected. Each time the button is pressed, the set shutter speed is switched to shutter OFF or vice versa. The shutter speed is actually switched as soon as the button is released.

  • Page 7

    Parts and their functions  AWC button When the WHITE BAL [A] button or [B] button has been selected, press the AWC button to automatically adjust the white balance and enter the adjustment in the camera’s memory A or memory B. While the white balance is being adjusted, the AWC button’s lamp flashes;...

  • Page 8: Mounting Screws (m48 Mm)

    Parts and their functions  CONTROL buttons [1] to [5] Pressing buttons 1 to 5 will select the connected pan/tilt head system. When the AW-RC400 is connected, the button of the chosen number will illuminate and the video signal from the selected pan/tilt head system will be output to the AW-RC400’s MONITOR OUT 1 to 2 terminals.

  • Page 9

    Parts and their functions  H/F button This sets the heater/fan function ON or OFF when a pan/ tilt head (AW-PH600/AW-PH650) equipped with a heater/ fan function is used in the pan/tilt head system currently selected. Each time it is pressed, the function is turned ON or OFF in turn.

  • Page 10

    Parts and their functions  ZOOM lever This is used to adjust the lens zoom in the pan/tilt head system currently selected. Depending on the direction in which the ZOOM lever is tilted, TELE (telephoto) or WIDE (wide angle) is set, and depending on the angle at which it is tilted, the zoom speed is adjusted.

  • Page 11: Front Panel Switches

    Parts and their functions Front panel switches  ZOOM REVERSE [NOR/REV] switch (Setting at shipment: NOR) This is used to select the lens zoom operation which is to be performed by operating the ZOOM lever. When it is set to NOR, the zoom moves toward the telephoto end when the ZOOM lever is tilted toward TELE or it moves toward the wide-angle end when the lever is tilted toward WIDE.

  • Page 12: Rear Connector Panel

    Parts and their functions Rear connector panel TALLY IN REMOTE/SERVICE  GND terminal Use to ground the unit.  DC12V IN terminal Connects the AW-PS505A AC adapter (sold separately).  TALLY IN connector Connect this to the TALLY connector on the video switcher or other units.

  • Page 13

    Parts and their functions TALLY IN REMOTE/SERVICE  TO PAN/TILT HEAD 1/EXT terminal • Functions as the pan/tilt head’s connection terminal 1 when the EXT CONTROL OUT is set to OFF on the EXTERNAL CONTROL OUT setting (see page 18). Connect a 10BASE-T straight cable (equivalent to UTP category 5) to the pan/tilt head’s IP/RP terminal.

  • Page 14: Connections

    Connections Turn off the power of all components before proceeding with the connections.  Use the AW-PS505A (sold separately) AC adapter for this unit and the AW-PS300A (sold separately) for the pan/tilt head.  Use a DC power cable (which has a nominal cross- sectional area of at least 1.25 mm with the Electrical Appliance and Material Control Law) to connect the AW-PH360 pan/tilt head and AW-PS300A AC...

  • Page 15

    Connections Zoom lens 10BASE-T (equivalent to UTP category 5) straight cable TALLY5 TALLY3 TALLY1 TALLY2 TALLY4 TALLY GND TALLY IN TO PAN/TILT HEAD REMOTE/SERVICE Multi Hybrid control panel AW-RP555 Monitor Base connector front panel VIDEO or Pb Pr Y Cable compensation unit AW-RC400 DC12V IN MONITOR SELECT...

  • Page 16

    Connections When using the AW-PH300, AW-PH300A, AW-PH500 or the AW-PH600 pan/tilt head The control signal from this unit must be converted from RS-422 to RS-232C. Consult with your dealer concerning the RS-232C/RS-422 converter and connecting cable. Shown below is an example of the connections performed by the RS-232C/RS-422 converter. Pan/tilt head: To RS-232C connector Cable length:...

  • Page 17

    Connections Example of system configuration Genlock signal generator Cable compensation unit AW-RC400 AC adapter: Color monitor (75 terminator) Switcher, special Video signal effects generator, etc. System TALLY Video signal G/L signal Multi Hybrid control panel AW-RP555 AW-PS505A TALLY5 TALLY3 TALLY1 TALLY2 TALLY4 TALLY GND...

  • Page 18: Operation

    Operation Turning on the power 1. Set all the power switches of the connected components and the power switch of the AC adapter to ON. 2. Set this unit’s OPERATE switch to ON. Power will be supplied to the pan/tilt head system connected to this unit, and the camera’s initial settings will be performed in sequence.

  • Page 19: Adjusting The Minimum Start Speed Of The Pan/tilt Head

    Operation Adjusting the minimum start speed of the pan/tilt head When the pan/tilt head is to be operated manually using the joystick, its minimum start speed is automatically adjusted to ensure that the pan/tilt head will start moving smoothly in response to the angle to which the pan/tilt lever is tilted. (This will reduce the amount of play in the pan/tilt lever.) 1.

  • Page 20: Adjusting The Minimum Start Speed Of The Lens Zoom

    Operation Adjusting the minimum start speed of the lens zoom Perform this adjustment to ensure that the lens zoom will function smoothly in response to the angle to which the zoom lever is tilted when it is used to zoom the lens. 1.

  • Page 21: Genlock Adjustment

    Operation 4. Set the left end position in the travel range.  Operate the PAN/TILT lever to rotate the camera to the position which is to serve as the left end position.  Press the PRESET 1 and 6 buttons while holding down the MEMORY button.

  • Page 22: White Balance Adjustment

    Operation White balance adjustment The white balance must be adjusted when the equipment is used for the first time, when it has not been used for a prolonged time or when the lighting conditions or brightness has changed. The white balance conditions can be entered in advance into channels A and B.

  • Page 23: Black Balance Adjustment

    Operation Black balance adjustment The black balance must be adjusted when the equipment is used for the first time, when it has not been used for a prolonged time, when the ambient temperature has changed significantly or when one season gives way to another. If the equipment is to be used under conditions which are identical to the entered settings, no further adjustments are necessary.

  • Page 24: Preset Memory Settings

    Operation Preset memory settings The multi hybrid control panel is equipped with a preset memory function for entering the positions and settings with which the pan/tilt head system is to shoot. Preset memory data is entered into PRESET buttons 1 through 10.

  • Page 25: Setting And Changing The Camera Menu Items

    Setting and changing the camera menu items Setting procedure 1. Keep pressing the MENU/ button for two seconds. The menu mode is established, and the on-screen menus of the camera in the pan/tilt head system currently selected are displayed. At this point, the MENU/ button lamp remains lighted.

  • Page 26: Attaching The Rack Mounting Adapters

    Attaching the rack mounting adapters  To install this unit in a rack, use the rack mounting adapters, join-up fixture and mounting screws (M48 mm) supplied.  Use only the mounting screws provided — do not use any other screws. Join-up fixture mounting hole (bottom panel)

  • Page 27: How To Change The Position Of The Connector Panel

    How to change the position of the connector panel The position of the connector panel can be changed from the rear panel to the bottom panel.  Before changing the position, turn off the power.  Remove the four bottom panel screws, and remove the blank panel.

  • Page 28: Appearance

    Appearance Unit: inch (mm) 6-15/16 (177)

  • Page 29: Specifications

    Specifications Power supply: DC 10.8 V to DC 16 V Power consumption: 9.0 W indicates safety information. General Ambient operating temperature 14°F to 122°F (–10°C to +50°C) Storage temperature –4°F to +140°F (–20°C to +60°C) Ambient operating humidity 30% to 90% (no condensation) Weight 3.1 lbs.

  • Page 30

    PANASONIC BROADCAST & TELEVISION SYSTEMS COMPANY UNIT COMPANY OF PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA Executive Office: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7000 EASTERN ZONE: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7621 Southeast Region: 1225 Northbrook Parkway, Ste 1-160, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 338-6835...

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