DIGITAL VIDEOCASSETTE PLAYER DNW-A65/A65P OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition (Revised 5)
WARNING For the customers in Europe This product with the CE marking complies with both the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Table of Contents 1-1 Features ................... 1-1 Chapter 1 1-2 Example System Configurations ........... 1-3 Overview 2-1 Control Panels ................2-1 Chapter 2 2-1-1 Upper Control Panel .............. 2-2 Location and Function of 2-1-2 Lower Control Panel .............. 2-4 Parts 2-1-3 Subsidiary Control Panel .............
Table of Contents 7-1 Removing a Cassette When Tape Slack Occurs ......7-1 Chapter 7 7-2 Head Cleaning ................7-1 Maintenance and Inspec- 7-3 Moisture Condensation ..............7-2 tion 7-4 Digital Hours Meter ............... 7-3 Specifications ..................A-1 Appendix Index ....................... I-1 Table of Contents...
1-1 Features The DNW-A65/A65P is a digital videocassette player, High image quality, high audio quality, based on the Betacam SX format. high reliability This unit not only offers digital playback, but can also play back tapes recorded in the conventional analog Even with a low data rate, playback with high image Betacam format.
1-1 Features DMC (dynamic motion control) playback Connection to external control devices You can save a varying playback speed, in the range It is possible to connect a BVE-900/910/2000/9000/ –1 to +2 times normal speed, for any section of a tape, 9000P/9100/9100P or other BVE-series editor, a and perform automatic playback with this varying control and monitoring computer, a BVR-50/50P...
1-2 Example System Configurations The following conceptual diagrams show examples of use in an outside broadcast van or local station and within a broadcasting station. • Operation in an outside broadcast van or local station Betacam SX camcorder system Digital (SDTI/SDI) Digital cassette Digital Digital modulator...
2-1 Control Panels There are three control panels, as follows: • Upper control panel • Lower control panel • Subsidiary control panel Upper control panel (See page 2-2.) Subsidiary control panel (See page 2-11.) VI TC UB INTRP A IN DF LTC VITC 8F 4F 2F CONFI ON DOLBY A OUT...
2-1 Control Panels 2-1-1 Upper Control Panel 3 AUDIO MONITOR SELECT buttons 1 POWER switch 2 Level meters Cassette compartment POWER ANALOG / DIGITAL PHONES CH-1 CH-2 CH-3 CH-4 REMOTE AUDIO MONITOR SELECT 1(9P) PULL FOR VARIABLE CH-1 CH-2 CH-3 CH-4 AUTO 2(50P)
6 PHONES jack and control DF/NDF (drop-frame/non-drop-frame) switch and Connect stereo headphones with an impedance of 8 indicators ohms, to monitor the sound during playback. In a 525/60 system, this switch selects the mode of The control knob adjusts the volume. advancing the CTL counter.
2-1 Control Panels 2-1-2 Lower Control Panel 1 Monitor/menu/display setting section 2 Display section SHUTTLE CAPSTAN LOCK CONDITION BETACAM SX TRIM – VI TC UB INTRP A IN DF LTC VITC 8F 4F 2F CONFI ON DOLBY A OUT TCG TOTAL REMAIN 525 625 EVENT REVERSE...
4 TOTAL/REMAIN button 5 RESET button Press this button to switch between a TOTAL To reset a CTL value displayed in the fluorescent indication or REMAIN (remaining) indication on the display, hold this button down. fluorescent display. According to the selection, the Resetting the CTL value erases all DMC playback TOTAL indicator or REMAIN indicator above the points.
2-1 Control Panels Time data display area 2 • A IN indicator: When a STUNT IN point is This shows a TOTAL time indication or REMAIN displayed in time data display area 1, the IN (remaining) time indication according to the setting of indicator lights, and when a PLAY IN point is the TOTAL/REMAIN button in the monitor/menu/ displayed, the A indicator lights in addition to the...
2 Indicators GOOD SHOT REC INHIBIT indicator indications GOOD SHOT State of the record inhibit GOOD SHOT switch position plug on the cassette REC INHIBIT BETACAM SX indicator BETACAM SX indicator state REC INHIBIT Record inhibit/permit Record inhibit Record permit ALARM indicator ALARM GOOD SHOT...
2-1 Control Panels 3 DELETE button STUNT IN button and STUNT OUT button This deletes an existing DMC playback control point. To set a speed variation start or end point, hold down Hold down this button and press the STUNT IN, the STUNT IN or STUNT OUT button, and press the STUNT OUT, PLAY IN, or PLAY OUT button which ENTRY button.
Cuing up DMC playback control points 5 Tape transport control section Hold down the STUNT IN, STUNT OUT, PLAY IN, or PLAY OUT button while pressing this button to cue up to the corresponding DMC playback control point. 1 STANDBY button 3 STOP button 2 PREROLL button To stop playback, press this button, turning it on.
2-1 Control Panels Pressing the dial toggles between shuttle and jog 6 Search control section modes or between variable and jog modes. You can carry out noiseless playback in the range of –1 times to +2 times normal speed when using a 1 SHUTTLE button Betacam SX format tape.
2-1-3 Subsidiary Control Panel Pull out the lower control panel to reveal the subsidiary control panel. 1 CONTROL PANEL switch 2 CHARACTER switch 3 DOLBY NR switch !¢ CAPSTAN LOCK switch !£ KEY INHIBIT switch 4 PROCESS CONTROL switch !™ GOOD SHOT switch !¡...
2-1 Control Panels 4 PROCESS CONTROL switch 7 SET UP (DNW-A65)/BLACK LEVEL (DNW- This selects the method of control of the internal A65P) knob and PRESET/MANUAL switch digital video processor. The switch makes the selection described immediately REMOTE: Select this position to use an optional below.
!¡ SC (subcarrier) knob 4FD: The capstan servo locks every four fields. This adjusts the output signal subcarrier phase with There is no color framing difference between the respect to the input reference signal to this unit, in a tape playback output and the input reference range of ±200 ns.
2-2 Connector Panel 2-2 Connector Panel 3 Digital output section (See page 2-16.) 4 Time code output section and audio monitor signal output section Cooling fan (See page 2-16.) 1 Analog audio output section (See page 2-15.) 5 Digital audio output section (See page 2-16.) 2 Reference video input/analog video output section...
1 Analog audio output section 2 Reference video input/analog video output section AUDIO OUTPUT CH1 to CH4 connectors 1 REF. VIDEO INPUT connectors and 75 Ω termination switch AUDIO OUTPUT VIDEO INPUT VIDEO OUTPUT REF.VIDEO COMPOSITE COMPONENT 75Ω (SUPER) AUDIO OUTPUT CH1 to CH4 connectors (XLR 3- pin, male) 2 COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUT These output analog audio signals for channels 1 to 4.
2-2 Connector Panel 3 Digital output section 4 Time code output section and audio monitor signal output section SDTI OUTPUT 1 TIME CODE OUT connector TIME CODE OUTPUT 2 SDTI OUTPUT connectors (SUPER) MONITOR OUTPUT 1 SDI OUTPUT connectors 1 SDI (Serial Digital Interface) OUTPUT 2 MONITOR OUTPUT connectors connectors (BNC type) These output D-1 format digital video/audio signals.
6 External device connectors REMOTE 2 PARALLEL I/O(50P) 1 CONTROL PANEL connector 6 REMOTE 2 PARALLEL I/O (50P) 2 REMOTE1-IN(9P) connector connector CONTROL PANEL REMOTE1-IN(9P) REMOTE1-OUT(9P) RS-232C VIDEO CONTROL 5 VIDEO CONTROL connector 4 RS-232C connector 3 REMOTE1-OUT(9P) connector 1 CONTROL PANEL connector (29-pin) 4 RS-232C connector (D-sub 9-pin) After disconnecting the control panel from this unit, Use this for monitoring and diagnosis of the state of...
3-1 Connections to External Devices 3-1-1 Connections for Digital Output Signals The illustration below shows an example connection diagram for an editing system using digital output signals from this unit as source signals, a DVR-2100 D-1 component digital VTR as recorder, and a DNW- A75/A75P as editing controller.
3-1 Connections to External Devices 3-1-2 Connections for Analog Output Signals The following example shows the connections with a Betacam SP VTR, 1-inch VTR, D-2 VTR, and so forth for recording analog audio and video signals output from this unit. Video monitor COMPOSITE DNW-A65/A65P...
3-1-3 Connecting a Reference Signal Connect a reference signal as shown below. Reference signal Serial monitor REF. VIDEO INPUT SDI OUTPUT 75 Ω termination switch: ON DNW-A65/A65P Reference signal for video output and servo system The output from the internal reference video signal generator is supplied to the output video signal and servo circuits as a reference signal.
3-2 Reference Signals for Video Output and Servo System 3-2 Setup The principal setup operations before operating this unit can be carried out using setup menus. The setup menus of this unit comprise a basic menu and an extended menu. The contents of these menus are as follows.
3-3 Superimposed Character Information When the CHARACTER switch on the subsidiary Adjusting the character display control panel is set to ON, the video signal output from the COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUT 3 (SUPER) You can adjust the position, size and type of the connector or the SDI OUTPUT 3 (SUPER) connector superimposed characters using the basic menu.
3-4 Superimposed Character Information 2 Drop frame mode for time code reader (for 525 Display Operation mode mode only) Block A Block B “.”: Drop frame mode UNTHREAD Cassette is not loaded. “:”: Non-drop-frame mode STANDBY OFF Standby off mode 3 Drop frame mode for time code generator (for T.RELEASE Tape tension released...
3-4 Cassettes 3-4-1 Cassette Types Turn the POWER switch on. Check the following points, before inserting the This unit uses a -inch tape width for both recording cassette in the orientation shown in the figure. and playback. You can use Betacam SX cassettes, •...
4-1 Preparations for Playback 4-1-1 Switch Settings Before beginning playback, make any necessary For details of the settings of each of the switches, refer to the pages indicated in parenthesis. switch settings. Audio signal selection buttons (see page 2-2) : TC switch (see page 2-3) : select the audio channel(s) to be monitored select the time code to be displayed...
4-2 Playback/Feed Play Procedures 4-2 Playback/Feed Play Procedures This section describes the following types of playback 4-2-1 Normal Playback which the unit can carry out: • Normal playback First insert a cassette. Playback at normal (×1) speed • Playback in jog mode For details of how to insert a cassette, see Section 3-4-2, Variable speed playback, with the speed determined “Inserting and Ejecting Cassettes”...
4-2-2 Playback in Jog Mode 4-2-3 Playback in Shuttle Mode In jog mode, you can control the speed of playback by In shuttle mode, you can control the speed of playback the speed of turning the search dial. The playback by the angular position of the search dial.
4-2 Playback/Feed Play Procedures To alternate between normal-speed playback To alternate between normal-speed playback and shuttle mode playback and variable mode playback Set the search dial to the position corresponding to the Set the search dial to the position corresponding to the desired shuttle playback speed, then switch between desired variable playback speed, then switch between normal-speed playback and shuttle playback by...
Where you wish to stop playback, press the STOP 4-2-6 Carrying Out Playback in button. Feed Mode Playback in feed mode stops. You can use feed mode to play back a Betacam SX tape by setting item 111 in the extended menu to “FEED.”...
4-3 Dynamic Motion Control (DMC) Playback 4-2 Playback/Feed Play Procedures 4-3-1 Overview DMC playback allows you to vary the playback speed For example, during a live broadcast of a sporting for a certain section of a tape, in variable mode (from event you can set the start and end points of highlights, –1 to +2 times normal speed), and store the varying and then provide immediate DMC playback of those...
Holding down the DMC MODE button, turn the 4-3-3 Executing DMC Playback search dial, to set the initial speed at the playback start point. There are two methods of starting DMC playback. The speed you set appears in the time counter. •...
4-3 Dynamic Motion Control (DMC) Playback Starting playback immediately after preroll Press the LEARN button. The LEARN button lights, and after preroll, DMC playback is carried out for the section from the speed variation start point, then playback continues at normal speed from the speed variation end point.
5-1 Overview This unit can use shot marks recorded with Betacam DNW-A75/75P. Shot marks are indications at desired SX camcorders and Betacam SX VTRs such as the points on a tape which enable faster cueing. Types of shot mark This unit supports the following three types of shot and post marks, treating them as varieties of shot marks.
5-2 Shot Mark Operation Menu 5-3 Shot Mark Operations This section describes the settings in the shot mark Details of the shot mark operation menu operation menu. The shot mark operation menu comprises two items, G01 and G02. The detailed contents appear in the Displaying the shot mark operation menu following table.
5-3 Shot Mark Operations This section describes the operations concerning Reading shot marks from more than one reading and writing shot marks. Note that the cassette following operations cannot be carried out by remote control. After changing the cassettes, carry out the reading operation again.
5-3 Shot Mark Operations Selecting a shot mark 5-3-3 Shot Mark List Operations Turn the search dial to align the asterisk cursor with Displaying the shot mark list the desired shot mark. Hold down the ENTRY button and press the LIST Entering virtual shot marks button.
To delete the entire list You can also use the following procedure. Hold down the DELETE button and press the LIST button. With the shot mark list displayed, hold down the STOP button, and press the SET button. This deletes all shot marks from the list. This does not erase marks from the tape.
5-3 Shot Mark Operations 5-3-4 Cueing Up to Shot Marks 5-3-5 Reading in Shot Data When there is shot data (time, device, and other Cueing up to a selected shot mark information about the shooting) written on the tape, you can read it in and display it on the monitor. Cueing up to a selected shot mark Use the following procedure.
Displaying the shot data on the shot mark list Model name (4 characters) Model number (4 digits) Turn the search dial to position the cursor on a Serial number (6 digits) Cassette number (4 digits) separator in the shot mark list. If there is shot data recorded when the immediately SHOT MARK (---/180)
6-1 Menu System Configuration The menu system of this unit comprises the basic For detailed information about menu operation relating to the hours meter, see Section 7-4 “Digital Hours Meter” menu and extended menu. (page 7-3). • Basic menu This menu is used to make settings relating, for •...
6-2 Basic Menu Item number Item name Settings DISPLAY INFORMATION Determines the kind of character information to be output from the COMPOSITE SELECT VIDEO OUTPUT 3 (SUPER) connector and the SDI OUTPUT 3 (SUPER) connector when the CHARACTER switch on the subsidiary control panel is set to T&STA : Time data display information and the unit’s status.
Item number Item name Settings RECALL BANK 1 Set to ON to recall menu settings from menu bank 1. RECALL BANK 2 Set to ON to recall menu settings from menu bank 2. RECALL BANK 3 Set to ON to recall menu settings from menu bank 3. RECALL BANK 4 Set to ON to recall menu settings from menu bank 4.
6-2 Basic Menu To display the full item name 6-2-2 Basic Menu Operations Hold down the F FWD button. This section describes the basic menu displays and how to change the settings. For information about how to use item 013, see the section “Switching between 525/625 line systems (menu item 013)”...
Changing the currently displayed menu Changing a menu item setting value item To change the setting value of the currently displayed menu item, use the following procedure. VAR button JOG button SHUTTLE button Search dial Holding down the SHUTTLE button or JOG Turn the search dial.
6-2 Basic Menu Note on using the DNW-A65 in 625 mode Resetting the menu settings to their If you switch to 625 mode, Betacam and Betacam SP factory default values (menu item B20) format can be played back in 625 mode, but only in the simple playback mode.
Holding down the JOG button, turn the search dial Holding down the JOG button, turn the search dial to change the setting from “OFF” to “ON”. to change the setting from “525” to “625”. The displays change as follows. The displays change as follows. Time data display Time data display Monitor screen...
6-2 Basic Menu Menu bank operations (menu items B01 to B14) This unit allows four different complete sets of menu settings to be saved in what are termed “menu banks” numbered 1 to 4. Saved sets of menu settings can be recalled for use as required.
6-3 Extended Menu 6-3-1 Items in the Extended Menu The extended menu contains the following items. In the “Settings” column of the table, the factory default settings are indicated by an enclosing box. Menu items in the 100s, relating to the control panels Item number Item name Settings SELECTION FOR...
6-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 100s, relating to the control panels (Continued) Item number Item name Settings TSO/FEED PLAY Select whether to enable tape speed override mode or feed play mode. DIS : Disable both tape speed override mode and feed play mode. TSO: Enable tape speed override mode.
Menu items in the 100s, relating to the control panels (Continued) Item number Item name Settings KEY INHIBIT SWITCH Select which switches and buttons can be operated when the KEY INHIBIT EFFECTIVE AREA switch on the subsidiary control panel is set to ON. The following sub-items control different sets of switches and buttons independently.
6-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 300s, relating to editing operations Item number Item name Settings VAR SPEED RANGE FOR Select the playback speed range when carrying out playback in variable mode SYNCHRONIZATION from a remote control unit connected to the REMOTE-1 IN (9P) connector or REMOTE-1 OUT (9P) connector.
Menu items in the 400s, relating to preroll Item number Item name Settings FUNCTION MODE Select the state that the unit goes into after a cuing-up operation. AFTER CUE-UP STOP : Stops (the “STOP mode”). STILL: Still playback (in search mode). Note When controlling this unit from an editor with the standard constants set, select “STOP”.
6-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code generator Item number Item name Settings TC OUTPUT SIGNAL IN Select the signal output from the TIME CODE OUT connector during normal (x1) REGEN MODE speed playback. TAPE : The playback time code signal is output without regeneration.
Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control (Continued) Item number Item name Settings VERTICAL BLANKING V When the “Y-add” function is operative, when the playback signal is an odd field SHIFT and the reference signal is an even field, the playback signal is shifted by 1H (1 line) to suppress the vertical movement of the playback picture.
6-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control (Continued) Item number Item name Settings VIDEO PROCESS ON When the CAPSTAN LOCK switch on the subsidiary control panel or menu item CAP LOCK 2FIELD 106 is set to 2FLD for 2-field playback, select whether or not to carry out a “picture shift”.
Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control (Continued) (Items 715 to 721: Settings for controlling the video processing system according to the menu settings.) Item number Item name Settings VIDEO GAIN CONTROL Adjust the video output level. Default value: 800H CHROMA GAIN Adjust the chroma output level.
6-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 800s, relating to audio control Item number Item name Settings DIGITAL AUDIO MUTE IN Set the digital audio muting conditions during shuttle playback. SHUTTLE MODE OFF : Not muted. CUEUP: Muted during cue-up or preroll operations. FULL: Muted in shuttle mode.
Menu items in the 900s, relating to digital processing Item number Item name Settings FREEZE MODE Select the freeze mode and timing. FIELD : Freeze a video field. Field may be odd or even, according to the timing. FLD1: Freeze an odd field. FLD2: Freeze an even field.
7-2 Head Cleaning To clean the video heads and audio heads, always use Insert the cleaning cassette. the special-purpose Sony BCT-5CLN cleaning cassette. Press the EJECT button and PLAY button Follow the instructions with the cleaning cassette simultaneously.
7-3 Moisture Condensation 7-4 Moisture Condensation When the unit is suddenly moved from a cold to a If this happens, the drum and capstan motors stop and warm location, or used in a very humid place, moisture the cassette is automatically ejected. Then, the durm from the air can condense on the head-drum.
7-4 Digital Hours Meter The hours meter can display eight items of Displaying the hours meter information, in corresponding display modes, about the operational history of the unit. Use it as a guide in scheduling periodic maintenance. Search dial Display modes of the hours meter H01: OPERATION mode Displays the total number of hours the unit has been powered on in units of 1 hour.
Specifications Servo lock time 0.5 seconds or less (from standby General Load/unload time 6 seconds or less Power requirements Cassettes that can be played back 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Betacam SX cassette (S, L): BCT- Power consumption 12SX/22SX/32SX/60SX, BCT- 195 VA 64SXL/94SXL/124SXL/184SXL Peak inrush current...
Specifications Analog output Digital audio system A/D, D/A quantization 16 bits/sample Digital audio (CH-1 to CH-4) signal format Frequency response Sampling frequency 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5 dB/ –1.0 dB 48 kHz (synchronized with video) (0 dB at 1 kHz) Quantization 16 bits/ sample Dynamic range...
Analog Betacam playback (DNW-A65P) Video Metal tape Oxide tape Bandwidth 25 Hz to 5.5 MHz +0.5 dB/–4.0 dB 25 Hz to 4.0 MHz +0.5 dB/–6.0 dB R–Y/ B–Y 25 Hz to 2.0 MHz +0.5 dB/–3.0dB 25 Hz to 1.5 MHz +0.5 dB/–3.0 dB S/N ratio 48 dB or more 46 dB or more...
Specifications Output connectors Remote connectors SDI OUTPUT CONTROL PANEL BNC (3 including 1 for character 29-pin, female superimpose) REMOTE1-IN(9P) serial digital (270 Mbits/ s) D-sub 9-pin, female SMPTE 259 M/CCIR 656-III REMOTE1-OUT(9P) SDTI (SX) OUTPUT D-sub 9-pin, female (Only available with the BKNW- RS-232C D-sub 9-pin, male 118 option installed)
Index DMC MODE button 2-7 DMC playback control section 2-7 AC IN connector 2-17 MARK button 2-8 DOLBY NR indicator 2-6 AES/EBU digital audio 1-1 MEMORY indicator 2-7 DOLBY NR switch 2-6 ALARM indicator 2-7 MENU button 2-4 Drop frame mode 2-3, 3-5 Analog Menu system output signal connections 3-2...
Index SC knob 2-13 Y/C DELAY knob 2-12 SDI OUTPUT connectors 2-16 SDI video/audio 1-1 Search control section 2-10 Search dial 2-10 SERVO indicator 2-7 SET button 2-4 SET UP knob 2-12 Setup 3-4 Shot data 5-6 Shot mark function cueing up 5-6 list operations 5-4 operation menu 5-3...
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