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Sony RM-PP1 Operation Manual

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1st Edition (Revised 1)



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  • Page 1 PROGRAM PLAY BOX RM-PP1 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition (Revised 1)
  • Page 2 WARNING For the customers in the USA This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide expose the unit to rain or moisture.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview ..................... 1 Features ....................1 System Configuration ................1 Names and Locations of Parts ..............2 Front Panel ................... 2 Rear Panel..................... 4 Preparations ....................5 Connections to External Devices ............5 Reference Video Signals ............... 6 Setup ....................
  • Page 4: Overview

    Overview The RM-PP1 Program Play Box buffers the SDI Features signals of input tape material and inserts or removes video and audio signals so that program lengths are This unit has the following features. adjusted to required times. Time-adjusted programs •...
  • Page 5: Names And Locations Of Parts

    Names and Locations of Parts Names and Locations of Parts Front Panel 1 POWER switch 2 LCD display window 3 Status indicators qs AUTO EDIT button 4 J/j buttons 5 MENU button qa STOP button 0 PREVIEW/REVIEW button 9 Keypad buttons 8 DELETE button 7 IN/OUT/DUR buttons 6 ENTER button...
  • Page 6 • Computer remote mode display 7 IN (In point)/OUT (Out point)/DUR (duration) When this unit is under computer remote control, the buttons upper row in the LCD display shows the message as Used to set In and Out edit points and durations. The shown in the figure below.
  • Page 7: Rear Panel

    Names and Locations of Parts Rear Panel 1 SDI IN connector 2 SDI OUT 1 and 2 connectors 3 REF IN connectors and 75 Ω termination switch 4 PLAYER REMOTE connector 5 RECORDER REMOTE connector 6 REMOTE IN (RS-232C) connector 7 RS-232C connector 8 TC OUT connector 9 AC IN connector...
  • Page 8: Preparations

    REMOTE SDI OUT 1-IN(9P) RS-232C Video capture unit (not supplied) PLAYER SDI IN SD REF IN REMOTE REMOTE IN(RS-232C) RM-PP1 SDI OUT RECORDER (this unit) REMOTE 75 Ω termination switch: OFF SERIAL V/A INPUT 75 Ω termination switch: ON REF.VIDEO...
  • Page 9: Reference Video Signals

    Synchronized with the SDI input signal input signal Valid None Synchronized with the external REF signal. The RM-PP1 outputs a freeze picture and mute audio. None None Not synchronized. The RM-PP1 outputs a freeze picture and mute audio. Checking the status of external...
  • Page 10: Time Adjustment Editing

    Time Adjustment Editing Overview The following shows the flow of time adjustment editing operations. Set up equipment (see below) Set parameters (see next page) Select edit mode (see next page) Select DF or NDF (see next page) Set editing points and time adjustment rate (see next page) Preview edit segments (see page 10) Modify edit points and time adjustment rate (see page 10) Execute auto edit (see page 10)
  • Page 11: Setting Time Adjustment Parameters

    Time Adjustment Editing Setting Time Adjustment Selecting the Edit Mode and DF/ Parameters Make the following settings in the setup menu. Under REC MODE in the setup menu, select assemble mode or insert mode. Under DROP FRAME MODE in the setup menu, •...
  • Page 12 Press the IN, OUT, or DUR button for the player. Example: when entering the time adjustment rate 0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 The pressed button begins to flash, and “<” appears in the upper row timecode display (for the + .
  • Page 13: Deleting And Modifying Edit Points

    Time Adjustment Editing To check edit points on the VTR after Preview entering them After you have finished setting the edit points, and Load cassettes in the player and recorder, and set with the AUTO EDIT button flashing, press the their 9-pin remote control modes to on.
  • Page 14: Control From A Pc

    Check the 9-pin CONNECTION connection cable By connecting this unit’s REMOTE IN (RS-232C) (connection to from RM-PP1 and player) the player POWER connector to the RS-232C port on a PC with the ON switch. Program Play Box Control Software installed, you can...
  • Page 15: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu Setup Menu Operations Menu Items The follow table shows the items in the setup menu. To display the setup menu Settings marked with asterisks (*) are the factory Press the MENU button. The button lights and the defaults. menu appears in the LCD display window.
  • Page 16 Item Setting Item Setting BLANK LINE ALL LINE REM COM RATE Setting value: 9.6, 19.2, *38.4, Turn video signal - - -: Specify the blanking for each 57.6 Kbps vertical blanking line separately. communications on and off *BLANK: Blank all lines regardless of speed for the settings of LINE 9 ...
  • Page 17 Setup Menu Item Setting CONNECTION REC-VTR 9pinREMOTE STATUS OK, REMOTE MODE: Recorder 9- connection status pin remote mode is on. display !!, LOCAL MODE: Recorder 9-pin remote mode is off. NG!!: No communication to recorder. REC-VTR REF INPUT OK, REF LOCK: Recorder reference input is good.
  • Page 18: Error Messages

    The unit stops automatically. Contact a Sony service representative. • SWC board fault E005 RS232 COMM ERROR • Cable fault Power the unit off and contact a Sony service representative. • Communications protocol setting error E006 RS232 DEVICE ERROR SIO device fault The unit stops automatically.
  • Page 19: Editing Operation Errors

    Recorder VTR hardware error detected. Check the recorder VTR state. E103 REF MISSING Reference signal connection trouble Check that reference video signals are connected to RM-PP1. E123 R-REF MISSING Reference signal connection trouble Check that reference video signals are connected to recorder VTR.
  • Page 20: Data Errors

    Error code Message Cause Steps to take E131 R-CUEUP TIME OUT • VTR setting error Check the recorder edit point timecode. • VTR error • 9-pin communications error ILLEGAL SOURCE TAPE — E112 Operation error E113 P-SERVO LOCK ERROR • VTR setting error •...
  • Page 21: Specifications

    Specifications General Accessories supplied Rack mount screws +B4 × 8 (10) Power requirements 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60Hz Program Play Box Control Software and Operation Power consumption Manual (CD-ROM) (1) 45 W Installation Manual (1) Operating temperature Operation Guide (1) 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
  • Page 22 The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any...
  • Page 23 Sony Corporation RM-PP1 B & P Company (UC)  2002 3-704-636-02(1)