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PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER
PDW-510/510P
PDW-530/530P
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition (Revised 1)
[English]

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-510/510P PDW-530/530P OPERATION MANUAL 1st Edition (Revised 1) [English]...
  • Page 2 This label is located inside the outside panel of the unit. CAUTION As the laser beam used in this Professional Disc Camcorder is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
  • Page 3 radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of...
  • Page 4: Recording Audio On Channels 3 And

    AVERTISSEMENT Afin d’éviter tout risque d’incendie ou d’électrocution, ne pas exposer cet appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité. Afin d’écarter tout risque d’électrocution, garder le coffret fermé. Ne confier l’entretien de l’appareil qu’à un personnel qualifié. Cet camescope de disques pour professionnels est classé PRODUIT LASER DE CLASSE 1.
  • Page 5 Dieser Aufkleber befindet sich hinter der Außenabdeckung des Geräts. VORSICHT Die Laserstrahlung im Innern ist augenschädlich. Deshalb den Professional Disc Camcorder nicht öffnen/zerlegen. Wartungsarbeiten ausschließlich qualifiziertem Fachpersonal überlassen. VORSICHT Der Einsatz von optischen Hilfen verstärkt die Gefahr von Augenschäden. VORSICHT Bei Betätigung von Bedien- und Einstellteilen oder...
  • Page 6 Questa etichetta si trova all’interno del pannello esterno dell’unità. CAUTELA Poiché il raggio laser impiegato in questo camcorder di dischi professionale è dannoso alla vista, non tentare di smontare il rivestimento. Per la manutenzione rivolgersi esclusivamente a personale qualificato. CAUTELA L’uso di strumenti ottici con questo prodotto aumenta il rischio...
  • Page 7 ADVERTENCIA Para evitar el riesgo de incendios o electrocución, no exponga la unidad a la lluvia ni a la humedad. Para evitar descargas eléctricas, no abra el aparato. Solicite asistencia técnica únicamente a personal especializado. Este grabador de discos profesional está clasificado como CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Features ... 12 1-1-1 Principal Differences Between the PDW-510/510P and PDW-530/530P12 1-1-2 Camera Features ... 13 1-1-3 Features of the Optical Disc Drive (VDR) ... 13 1-1-4 Input and Outputs ... 14 1-1-5 Other Functions ... 15 1-2 Example of System Configuration ..
  • Page 10 Current Clip List ... 73 4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software ... 74 Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings for Recording 5-1 Setting the Recording Format (PDW- 530/530P only) ... 75 5-1-1 Setting the Video Recording Format75 5-1-2 Setting the Audio Recording Format76 5-2 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance...
  • Page 11 8-2 Saving and Loading Scene Files .. 141 8-2-1 Saving a Scene File... 141 8-2-2 Loading Scene Files... 143 8-2-3 Resetting the Settings of the Camcorder to the Standard Settings Saved in the Reference File ... 144 8-3 Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 Overview

    1-1 Features The PDW-510/510P/530/530P is a camcorder for ENG and EFP , in which a color video camera using high-definition CCDs of a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Professional Disc drive are combined integrally. The camera’s CCDs have approximately 1,000,000 picture elements (pixels) (the number of effective pixels: approximately 500,000).
  • Page 13: Camera Features

    • The TURBO GAIN button enables an instantaneous boost of the video gain to the maximum 48 dB. 1) ATW: Auto Tracing White balance 2) TruEye: “TruEye” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Freeze mix function This allows a still image from the previously captured video to be aligned with the video output from the camera.
  • Page 14: Input And Outputs

    1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 1-1 Features Thumbnail search Thumbnail images of the clips on the disc can be displayed on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder by pressing the THUMBNAIL button.
  • Page 15: Other Functions

    Supports SNMP for maintenance and service (option) The SNMP-compliant Sony Remote Maintenance and Monitoring Software can be used when the optional CBK- NC01 Network Adaptor is installed on this unit. Via a TCP/IP network connection, this software can monitor the hardware status of this unit in real time and record monitoring logs.
  • Page 16: Example Of System Configuration

    Battery Product Model name Battery Charger BC-M150/M50 BP-GL65/GL95/ Battery Pack L60S/M100 1) BP-L40/M50 cannot be used. Extension board Product Model name SDI Output Board CBK-SD01 Composite Input Board CBK-SC01 Pull Down Board CBK-FC01 Network Adaptor CBK-NC01 2) For PDW-510/530 only...
  • Page 17: Precautions

    1-4 Using the CD-ROM Manual The supplied CR-ROM includes versions of the Operation Manual for the PDW-510/510P/530/530P in English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. 1-4-1 CD-ROM System Requirements The following are required to access the supplied CD- ROM disc.
  • Page 18 • You can purchase a new CD-ROM disc to replace one that has been lost or damaged. Contact your Sony service representative. • You can purchase printed versions of the operation manuals (English version).
  • Page 19: Chapter 2 Locations And Functions

    AC power. Note For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the unit, Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs: BP-GL65, BP-GL95, BP-L60S, and BP-M100. b DC IN connector (XLR type, 4-pin, male)
  • Page 20: Accessory Attachments

    When no lens is mounted, keep this cap fitted for protection from dust. g LENS connector (12-pin) Fit the lens cable to this connector. Contact your Sony representative for more information about the lens you can use. 2-2 Accessory Attachments...
  • Page 21: Audio Functions

    Audio functions (1) 1) E-E: Abbreviation of “Electric-to-Electric.” In E-E mode, video and audio signals input to the camcorder are output after passing through internal electric circuits only. This can be used to check input signals. e MONITOR switch and CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch These switches together determine the channel selection for audio monitor output.
  • Page 22: Monitor Volume Control

    CH-1/2 CH-3/4 MONITOR Audio output switch switch position position CH-1/2 CH-1 Audio channel 1 Mix sound of channels 1 and 2 CH-2 Audio channel 2 CH-3/4 CH-3 Audio channel 3 Mix sound of channels 3 and 4 CH-4 Audio channel 4 f MONITOR volume control This control adjusts the speaker or earphone volume for sounds other than the alarm sound.
  • Page 23 W (wireless): The input signal source is a WRR-855A/ 855B UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit. With a CA-701 Camera Adaptor (option) connected to the camcorder, you can record separate sounds on audio channels 3 and 4. l LINE /AES/EBU / MIC selectors These select the audio source of the audio input signals input to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors.
  • Page 24: Shooting And Recording/playback Functions

    2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions 1 Tally indicator 2 BRIGHT control 3 CONTRAST control 4 PEAKING control 5 ZEBRA switch 6 TALLY switch 9 Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever a Tally indicator Setting the TALLY switch to HIGH or LOW enables this indicator.
  • Page 25 When this selector is used with the display mode set to 3, the new setting appears on the viewfinder screen for about 3 seconds. (e.g.: FILTER: 3) The PDW-510/510P has one switchable filter, and the PDW-530/530P has two switchable filters. The relationships between the selector settings and filter selections as well as examples of filters for different shooting conditions are as follows.
  • Page 26: Gain Selector

    Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters Shooting condition Very bright conditions such as snow, at high altitudes, or at the seashore For the PDW-530/530P FILTER selector (outer knob) setting and CC filter selection FILTER selector (outer knob) setting CC filter selection 1) A type of special effect filter.
  • Page 27 CC filter, allowing a total of eight adjustments to be stored.) When this switch is set to A or B, the camcorder automatically adjusts itself to the stored value corresponding to the current settings of this wf REMOTE connector wd VIDEO OUT connector switch and the FILTER selector.
  • Page 28 VDR. To choose between the composite video signal output and SDI signal output, use the menu. When synchronizing the time code of an external VDR with that of the camcorder, connect this connector to the GENLOCK IN connector of the external VDR.
  • Page 29 During playback, pressing this button pauses the playback, showing a still image. At this time, the indicator flashes. This camcorder is capable of color-image search at approximately four-times normal playback speed, making it easy to check recorded material. To use the color-image search, press the F REV button or F FWD button during playback.
  • Page 30 eh PREV button This jumps to the beginning of the current clip, and pauses. During the jump, the F REV indicator flashes.Pressing this button together with the F REV button jumps to the first frame of the first clip recorded on the disc. 2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions...
  • Page 31: Output Video Operating Section

    2-5 Output Video Operating Section a SEL/SET (select/set) dial When thumbnails (each representing a clip) are shown on the color LCD, you can select a particular thumbnail with this dial. Turning the dial upward moves the cursor to the left, and when it reaches the left edge, to the rightmost position in the row above.
  • Page 32: Menu Operating Section

    ON/SEL: Each time this switch is pushed upward, a window to confirm the menu settings and status of the camcorder appears on the viewfinder screen. The window consists of three pages, which are switched each time the switch is pushed upward. Each page is displayed for about 10 seconds.
  • Page 33 e “Memory Stick” compartment “Memory Stick” Access indicator Label “Memory Stick” How to insert a “Memory Stick” Open the lid of the menu operating section, and insert a “Memory Stick”, with the notch facing downward, in the direction shown by the arrow, so that it clicks into place. To remove a “Memory Stick”, first press it in to release the lock, then withdraw.
  • Page 34: Time Code System

    TC OUT (time code output) connector (BNC type) To synchronize the time code of an external VTR to that of the camcorder, connect this connector to the reference time code input connector of the external VTR. c GENLOCK IN connector (BNC type) •...
  • Page 35 R-RUN mode. CLOCK: Records time code synchronized to the internal clock. Regardless of the setting of the F-RUN/SET/R- RUN switch, the camcorder operates in F-RUN mode. i F-RUN/SET/R-RUN (free run/set/recording run) switch This switch selects the operating mode for the internal time code generator.
  • Page 36: Warnings And Indications

    OFF: The indications do not appear on the viewfinder screen. 2-8 Warnings and Indications provide you with information such as the operating state of the camcorder and warnings. 1 Tally indicator 2 DISPLAY switch 3 TALLY switch 4 Back tally indicator...
  • Page 37 This switches the display in the color LCD. CHAR: Display video with superimposed text. With the MENU ON/OFF switch set to OFF, also display camcorder status indications similar to those displayed in the viewfinder (see 7-2 “Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen” on page 112).
  • Page 38: Warnings And Indications On The Lcds

    2-9 Warnings and Indications on the LCDs 2-9-1 Monochrome LCD Disc status and battery status Disc status indicator Full capacity is available. Close to full state: “DISC” flashes. Full (disc must be replaced): “DISC” and “E” flash. Battery status indicator Nearly dead: “BATT”...
  • Page 39: Color Lcd

    2-9-2 Color LCD Disc status, battery status and audio level Disc status indicator Full capacity is available. Close to full state: “DISC” flashes. Full (disc must be replaced): “DISC” and “E” flash. Formats of video and audio signals to be redorded. Audio level meters Battery status indicator Fully charged...
  • Page 40: Indicators In The Viewfinder

    Indicators on the viewfinder a TALLY (green tallly) indicator This indicator lights when the camcorder is in Picture Cash mode. Also, this indicator lights when a green tally signal is received from the camera control unit.
  • Page 41 • The lens extender is used. • The FILTER selector is set to other than ND:1/CC:B. • The reference value of auto iris adjustment is not the standard value. e Spare indicator This is a spare indicator. A menu operation makes it possible to use this as a REC indicator.
  • Page 42: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    Recording and Playback 3-1 Handling Discs 3-1-1 Discs Used for Recording and Playback This camcorder uses the following disc for recording and playback: PFD23 Professional Disc (capacity 23.3 GB) Note It is not possible to use the following discs for recording or playback: •...
  • Page 43: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    The disc is loaded. Note To insert the disc correctly, make sure that the camcorder is in the upright position (the grip upside, the bottom downside). Unloading a disc With the power supply on, press the EJECT button to open the disc compartment lid and eject the disc.
  • Page 44: Formatting A Disc

    The disc compartment lid opens. A red Phillips screw is visible inside the Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to rubber cap.
  • Page 45: Full Salvage

    However, the status of the disc does not change. Salvage is still required to recover the clips for which recording did not end normally. The salvage message will appear again when that disc is inserted again, or when the camcorder is powered on again. Note...
  • Page 46: Recording

    3-2 Recording 3-2-1 Basic Procedures This section describes the basic procedures for shooting and recording. Before a shooting session, ensure that the camcorder is functioning properly. For details, see 10-1 “Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting” on page 163. Recording format settings (PDW-530/530P...
  • Page 47 FILTER knob. • For the PDW-530/530P: B: 3200 K, C: 4300 K, D: 6300 K • For the PDW-510/510P: 1: 3200 K, 3: 5600 K For details, see 5-2-2 “Adjusting the White Balance”...
  • Page 48: Deleting Clips

    3-2-2 Deleting Clips With this camcorder you can delete clips one at a time, in sequence from the last recorded clip, or you can delete all clips in a single operation. To delete the last recorded clip Proceed as follows.
  • Page 49 The lens RET button cannot be used to record SHOT MARK 1 or SHOT MARK 2 essence marks if the camcorder has been set up to allow you to check return video signals in the viewfinder (see page 121). Recording a SHOT MARK 2 essence mark Press the RET button twice in quick succession during recording or playback.
  • Page 50: Starting A Shoot With A Few Seconds Of Pre-stored Picture Data (picture Cache Function)

    3-2-4 Starting a Shoot with a Few Seconds of Pre-Stored Picture Data (Picture Cache Function) The camcorder has a large capacity internal memory, in which you can cache the last few seconds (maximum 12 seconds) of captured video and audio, so that recording starts from a point just before you press the REC START button or VTR button on the lens.
  • Page 51 To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. The menu disappears, and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen. Settings made in Picture Cache mode are maintained until changed.
  • Page 52: Time-lapse Video (interval Rec Function)

    3-2-5 Time-Lapse Video (Interval Rec Function) Using the memory in the camcorder, you can capture time- lapse video. There are two modes for this function, which is known as “Interval Rec.” • Auto Interval Rec mode In Auto Interval Rec mode, pictures are automatically shot a frame at a time at the specified interval and stored in memory.
  • Page 53 As you turn the MENU knob, the setting changes in the following sequence: OFF y CACHE y A. INT y M. INT. When A. INT appears, the camcorder is in Auto Interval Rec mode. The TALLY indicator (green) in the viewfinder flashes (one flash/second) while the camcorder is in this mode.
  • Page 54 OFF y 2SEC y 5SEC y 10SEC. Notes • Set the LIGHT switch on the camcorder to AUTO to turn on the light before recording. The light switch must also be set to ON. With these settings, the light turns on and off automatically.
  • Page 55 When the camcorder power is switched off during recording in Auto Interval Rec mode • When you set the POWER switch to OFF, the camcorder will switch off by itself after disc access has continued for a few seconds to record the picture data stored in memory.
  • Page 56 The setting changes in the following sequence: OFF y 2SEC y 5SEC y 10SEC. Notes • Set the LIGHT switch on the camcorder to AUTO to turn on the light before recording. The light switch must also be set to ON. With these settings, the light turns on and off automatically.
  • Page 57: Retaking The Most Recent Clip

    When the camcorder power is switched off during recording in Manual Interval Rec mode • When you set the POWER switch to OFF, the camcorder will switch off by itself after disc access has continued for a few seconds to record the picture data stored in memory.
  • Page 58: Inclusion Of Recorded Clips In Clip Lists

    Disc Into the Current Clip List” (page 72). Press the SUB CLIP button, turning on the sub clip indicator. The camcorder enters auto clip list recording mode. The viewfinder screen shows the number of the clip list loaded in the current clip list.
  • Page 59: Checking Recording And Playback

    3-3 Checking Recording and Playback Disc playback start position Although this unit uses optical discs, it is designed to offer the most convenient features of tape playback by VTRs. One of these is the playback start position, which works in the same way as tape, as described below.
  • Page 60: Checking The Last Two Seconds Of The Recording - Recording Review

    When you release the RET button, the reverse search stops and playback in the forward direction begins. After playback, the camcorder is ready to start recording again. By assigning the the same function as that of the RET button on the lens to the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch, you can use the switch in the same way as the lens RET button.
  • Page 61 Sixth clip is selected from Title of currently selected clip a total of 143 clips. Thumbnail of currently selected clip (first frame or specified frame) Recording date and time Duration of selected clip or of selected clip time code of first frame 1) The thumbnail frame can be specified by a menu selection when the clip is recorded.
  • Page 62: Clip List Playback

    (The example shows the case where SHOT MARK1 is selected as the essence mark.) This indicates that the thumbnail images are the frames including the essence mark (SHOTMARK1). Currently selected SHOTMARK1 frame Recording date and time of selected frame Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select the desired frame.
  • Page 63: Recording Video Signals From External Equipment

    “EXT”, if the external video signal is not input to the i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400 connector or the GENLOCK IN connector, the camcorder does not switch to EXT mode, and the pictures being shot by the camcorder are recorded on the disc. 3-4-1 Recording a DV Stream From...
  • Page 64: Recording Analog Composite Signals

    DV connection is also in a stream input state. 3-4-2 Recording Analog Composite Installing the CBK-SC01 Composite Input Board in the camcorder enables you to record analog composite signals 21 SOURCE SEL REC VIDEO SOURCE: EXT REC CONTROL :...
  • Page 65: Freezing A Picture During Playback

    GENLOCK IN connector in EXT mode. When the setting is switched to CAM mode, or when no signals are input to the GENLOCK IN connector even in EXT mode, the camcorder is reset to the original setting. 3-5 Freezing a Picture...
  • Page 66: Overview

    Clip lists on disc and the current clip list Up to 99 clip lists can be saved on disc. These clip lists can be loaded, one at a time, into the camcorder’s memory for playback and editing. Newly created clip lists are also saved in the camcorder’s memory.
  • Page 67: Basic Operations

    4-2 Basic Operations 4-2-1 Creating Clip Lists You can create a clip list by selecting a desired clip from the thumbnail display, and including it in the clip list as a sub clip. Note Up to 99 clip lists can be handled in the CLIP menu. Including a clip selected from the thumbnail display in the clip list Proceed as follows.
  • Page 68: Editing Clip Lists

    Disc” (page 71). Note Unless the current clip list has been saved to disc, its contents will be lost when the camcorder is powered off or the disc is ejected. After creating a clip list, be sure to save it.
  • Page 69 CLIP LIST LOAO E0001 04/08/08 21:57 E0002 04/08/24 11:15 E0003 04/08/25 15:30 E0004 NEW FILE E0005 NEW FILE E0006 NEW FILE E0007 NEW FILE E0008 NEW FILE E0009 NEW FILE E0010 NEW FILE Select the desired clip list (except for NEW FILE), and press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
  • Page 70 Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to move the cursor to the position where you want to move the selected sub clip. Note You can press the THUMBNAIL button to return to full-screen sub clip display, without moving a sub clip. Press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
  • Page 71: Clip List Operations

    Note Unless the current clip list has been saved to disc, its contents will be lost when the camcorder is powered off or the disc is ejected. After creating a clip list, be sure to save 4-3 Clip List Operations 4-3-1 Displaying the CLIP Menu Proceed as follows.
  • Page 72: Current Clip List

    CLIP LIST SAVE E0001 04/08/08 21:57 E0002 04/08/24 11:15 E0003 04/08/25 15:30 E0004 NEW FILE E0005 NEW FILE E0006 NEW FILE E0007 NEW FILE E0008 NEW FILE E0009 NEW FILE E0010 NEW FILE The date of creation or the title of each clip list is shown in the list of clip lists.
  • Page 73: Clearing The Current Clip List

    Current Clip List The start time code (LTC) of the current clip list is set to 00:00:00:00 when the camcorder is powered on and when a disc is inserted. You can set the start time code to any value. Proceed as follows.
  • Page 74: Using The Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software installed is connected to this unit, you can transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on a disc to the computer. On the computer side, PDZ-1 enables you to browse the proxy AV data, add or modify metadata (titles, comments, essence marks, etc.), or create a clip list.
  • Page 75: Setting The Recording Format (pdw-530/530p Only)

    Adjustments and Settings for Recording 5-1 Setting the Recording Format (PDW-530/530P only) Before recording with the PDW-530/530P, it is necessary to set the recording format for each of video and audio. Video recording format: MPEG IMX 50 Mbps, 40 Mbps, 30 Mbps, or DVCAM Audio recording format: 16-bit/48 kHz or 24-bit/48 kHz Note...
  • Page 76: Setting The Audio Recording Format76

    M09 VDR MODE REC TALLY BLINK : REC START/STOP MODE SELECT TIMER SET REC FORMAT Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “REC FORMAT”, and press the MENU knob again. M09 VDR MODE REC TALLY BLINK : REC START/STOP MODE SELECT TIMER SET...
  • Page 77: Adjusting The Black Balance And The White Balance

    The black balance will require adjustment in the following cases. • When the camcorder is used for the first time • When the camcorder has not been used for a long time • When the camcorder is used under conditions in which the surrounding temperature has changed greatly •...
  • Page 78: Adjusting The White Balance

    Adjust the black balance and white balance again. Contact your Sony representative if this message continues to appear even after the black balance and white balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 79: If The Automatic White Balance Adjustment Cannot Be Made

    FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter selection FILTER selector (inner knob) ND filter setting For the PDW-510/510P: FILTER selector setting and filter selection FILTER selector setting Filter selection 3200 K 5600 K + 5600 K 5600 K +...
  • Page 80: White Balance Memory

    Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Contact your Sony representative if this message continues to appear even after the white balance and black balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 81: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    60 Hz (with the PDW-510/530) or 50 Hz (with the PDW-510P/530P). However, if the power frequency is 50 Hz (with the PDW-510/530) or 60 Hz (with the PDW-510P/530P), setting the shutter speed to 1/100 or 1/60 can reduce this flicker.
  • Page 82 5-3 Setting the Electronic Shutter Standard mode (with scan mode:I) SLS mode ECS mode 1/100: for PDW-510/530 1/60: for PDW-510P/530P Setting the shutter speed in ECS mode Proceed as follows. Setting the shutter speed in ECS (Extended Clear Scan) mode Set the shutter speed mode to ECS.
  • Page 83 17 SHT ENABLE SHUTTER SLS SHUTTER ECS SHUTTER 1/100 SHUTTER 1/125 SHUTTER 1/250 SHUTTER 1/500 SHUTTER 1/1000 SHUTTER 1/2000 (This menu display is for the PDW-510/530. For the PDW-510P/530P, “SHUTTER 1/60” is displayed instead of “SHUTTER 1/100”.) 5-3 Setting the Electronic Shutter...
  • Page 84: Changing The Reference Value For Automatic Iris Adjustment

    OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu disappears from the screen and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen. 5-4 Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris Adjustment...
  • Page 85 Be sure to confirm that the current shutter mode is not ECS. The changed reference value is retained until the power of the camcorder is turned off. Even if the reference value is changed, it reverts to the standard value every time the power is turned on.
  • Page 86: Adjusting The Audio Level

    Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu disappears from the screen and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen. To counter problems with very bright...
  • Page 87: Manually Adjusting The Audio Level Of The Front Microphone

    If the XLR connection automatic detection mode is on, when the cables are connected to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors, the camcorder detects the connection to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors. Thus, the AUDIO IN switches are internally reset to REAR and the audio signals input to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors are automatically selected.
  • Page 88 • The second top bar may turn on occasionally, but do not allow the top bar to go on. If it goes on, the audio level is too high. Correspondence between recording level adjustments and audio level controls In the AUDIO-3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, you can select which audio level control controls the audio recording level of the front microphone input.
  • Page 89: Setting The Time Data

    The time code setting range is from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) for the PDW-510/530, and from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 24 for the PDW-510P/530P.
  • Page 90: Synchronizing The Time Code

    5-6-4 Synchronizing the Time Code You can synchronize the internal time code generator of this camcorder with an external generator for the 5-6 Setting the Time Data regeneration of an external time code. You can also synchronize the time code generators of other camcorders/ VTRs with the internal generator of this camcorder.
  • Page 91 Set the DISPLAY switch to TC. Supply a time code signal and a reference video signal complying with the SMPTE (for PDW-510/530) or EBU (for PDW-510P/530P) standard and in proper phase relationship, to the TC IN connector and to the GENLOCK IN connector, respectively.
  • Page 92: Setting The Thumbnail Image

    5-7 Setting the Thumbnail Image When the unit is shipped from the factory, it is set up to display the first frame of a clip as the clip’s thumbnail image (see page 60). As required, you can select another frame to display as a clip’s thumbnail image. For example, if all clips have the same image in their first frames, you can specify a frame a few seconds after the start of the clip, so that all thumbnails will not show the...
  • Page 93: Chapter 6 File Operations

    File Operations 6-1 Overview A remote computer can be connected to this unit and used to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data files, such as video and audio data files. There are two way to connect a remote computer. •...
  • Page 94: File Operation Restrictions

    6-1-2 File Operation Restrictions This section explains which operations are possible on files stored in each directory. When required, the following operation tables distinguish reading and writing from partial reading and writing. Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the end of the file.
  • Page 95 File name Content E*M01.XML Metadata file generated automatically when E*E01.MXF file is created. *: 0001 to 0099 Other files Files other than the above a) Only files which can be written by XDCAM. Partial writing is not possible. b) Only files which can be written by XDCAM c) Only when the write-protect tab on the disc is set to enable recording, and when expanded menu item 310 REC INHIBIT is set to “off”.
  • Page 96: File Access Mode File Operations

    (up to 1.5 m (5 feet)). It may not be possible to establish a FAM connection if a longer cable is used. PDW-510/510P/ 530/530P Windows recognizes this unit as a removable disc, and DSABL displays one of the following icons on the remote computer’s task bar:...
  • Page 97: Operating On Files

    Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-530 (or 530p/510/510P) IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click OK. • Windows 2000: A confirmation message appears. • Windows XP: “Sony XDCAM PDW-530 (or 530p/ 510/510P) IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” is deleted from the Hardware devices list.
  • Page 98: Ftp File Operations

    File data Transfer of files PDW-510/510P/ 530/530P Network cable (Cross cable, not supplied) 1)To make connections to the LAN through a hub, use straight type network cables (not supplied).
  • Page 99 To log out To log out after finishing file operations, enter “QUIT” at the command prompt and press the Enter key. 6-3 FTP File Operations...
  • Page 100: Command List

    6-3-1 Command List This unit supports standard FTP commands (see the next section), and extended FTP commands (see page 104). Standard commands The following table shows the standard FTP commands supported by this unit. Command name Description USER Send this command to begin the login process.
  • Page 101 Command name Description STRU Specifies the data structure. MODE Specifies the transfer mode. LIST Sends a list of files from this unit to the remote computer. NLST Sends a list of file names from this unit to the remote computer, with no other information.
  • Page 102 Command name Description STOR Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the specified path on the remote computer to the current directory on this unit. Depending on the type of file transferred, the following items are created. • C*.MXF file - C*M01.XML file (metadata) - C*S01.MXF file (proxy AV data) - UMID (The UMID of the copy...
  • Page 103 Command name Description STAT Sends information about properties of the specified file, or about data transfer status, from this unit to the remote computer. The following property information is sent, depending on the file type. • MXF file - File name - File type - CODEC type - Frame rate...
  • Page 104 Extended commands The following table shows the extended FTP commands supported by this unit. Command name Description SITE REPF Sends an MXF file from the specified path on this unit to the remote computer. This command allows you to specify a segment in the body of the MXF file (composed of video and audio data), for transfer of the required segment only.
  • Page 105: Detailed Settings

    Menu Displays and Detailed Settings 7-1 Menu Organization and Operation 7-1-1 Menu Organization The following shows the organization of menus that you can use to make various settings and adjustments. TOP MENU USER The USER menu consists of the pages shown on the right. If required, you can add, delete, or rearrange pages (USER menu customization).
  • Page 106: Displaying Menus

    LCD. Viewfinder Displaying menus on the viewfinder screen When the camcorder is powered on, open the cover of the menu operating section, and set the MENU ON/OFF switch to the ON position. This displays menus on the viewfinder screen, regardless of the ON/OFF setting of the viewfinder DISPLAY switch.
  • Page 107 USER menu. Also, if the optional extension boards are not installed in your camcorder, some items on the USER menu pages are not displayed. But the operations are the same as those on the menus other than the USER menu.
  • Page 108: Editing The User Menu

    OFF automatically. The menu disappears from the screen, and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen (when the viewfinder DISPLAY switch is set to ON or the VF DISP item on the VF DISP 1 page of the USER menu is set to “ON”).
  • Page 109 USER 19 EDIT and ASSIGN SEL EDIT, then press the MENU knob to display the page. If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob until the desired page appears, then press the MENU knob to select the page. Example: When you select the USER 2 EDIT page U03 USER 2 EDIT Move the b mark to the item to be added (this...
  • Page 110: Adding/deleting/replacing Pages

    E02 USER 1 EDIT WHITE<B>CH TEST OUT MENU OFFSET WHITE <A>: WARM COOL <A>: COLOR FINE <A>: MASTER BLACK The item selected in step 1 moves to the position that you selected in step 3. In the above example, “MASTER BLACK” is moved to the top and the other items are moved down one line.
  • Page 111 Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to CANCEL/PRST. The message “PRESET DATA OK?” appears. E01 EDIT PAGE DELETE PAGE OK ? 01.OUTPUT 02.TEST OUT 03.FUNCTION 1 04.VF DISP 1 05.VF DISP 2 06.'!'LED 07.MARKER 1 08.GAIN SW 09.VF SETTING 10.AUTO IRIS Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to CANCEL/PRST again.
  • Page 112: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    Viewfinder Screen The viewfinder screen displays not only the video picture but also characters and messages indicating the camcorder settings and operating status, a center marker, a safety zone marker, etc. When the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to OFF and the DISPLAY switch is set to ON, the items for which an “ON”...
  • Page 113 1/100 (PDW-510/530) or 1/60 (PDW-510P/530P), 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard mode (scan mode:I) 1/40, 1/60, 1/120 (PDW-510/530) or 1/33, 1/50, 1/100 (PDW-510P/530P), 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/ 2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard mode...
  • Page 114: Selecting The Display Items

    7-2-2 Selecting the Display Items To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen from the VF DISP 1 and VF DISP 2 pages of the USER menu, turn on or off the indication next to each item. To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen, proceed as follows.
  • Page 115: Messages

    When the DCC : ON (or OFF) OUTPUT/DCC selector has been set to DCC ON or OFF When the SS : 1/100 (PDW-510/530) shutter speed or 1/60 (PDW-510P/530P) and mode (or 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, setting has been 1/1000, 1/2000,ECS, SLS)
  • Page 116: Setting The Marker Display

    OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu disappears from the screen, and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen. 7-2-5 Setting the Viewfinder Use the VF SETTING page of the USER menu to select items related to the viewfinder.
  • Page 117: Recording Shot Data Superimposed On

    OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu disappears from the screen, and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen. 7-2-6 Recording Shot Data...
  • Page 118: Setting The Shot Id

    U12 SHOT DISP SHOT DATE SHOT TIME SHOT MODEL NAME : SHOT SERIAL NO SHOT ID SEL SHOT 16:9 ID SHOT BLINK CHARA: You can set the following items on the SHOT DISP page. Item Description SHOT DATE Selects whether or not the shot data is superimposed (ON or OFF).
  • Page 119: Displaying The Status Confirmation

    This cancels all changes, and returns to the SHOT ID page. 7-2-8 Displaying the Status Confirmation Windows You can confirm the settings or status of the camcorder on the screen by displaying the following three windows. • ABNORMAL <!> window •...
  • Page 120 This window allows you to confirm the following items related to audio. • Audio bit rate • Setting condition of DF/NDF (only for the PDW-510/ 530) • Type of front microphone • Type of input signal to audio channels 1 to 4 •...
  • Page 121: Confirming The Image Of The Return Video Signal In The Viewfinder

    The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting changes to a ? mark. Turn the MENU knob to select whether or not to display the selected window, then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 122: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    7-3-1 Setting Gain Values for the GAIN Selector Positions Before using the camcorder, use the GAIN SW page of the USER menu to set the gains corresponding to the L, M, and H positions of the GAIN selector, which switches the gain of the video amplifier.
  • Page 123 U01 OUTPUT LCD BRIGHT <L> LCD BRIGHT <H> LCD COLOR PC REMOTE DSABL REAR BNC OUT SEL: Item Description LCD BRIGHT <L> Adjusts the LCD brightness when the LCD switch is in the L position. LCD BRIGHT <H> Adjusts the LCD brightness when the LCD switch is in the H position.
  • Page 124: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    See 3-4-1 “Recording a DV Stream From External Equipment” (page 63) for more information on the input setting of the i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400 connector. 7-3-3 Setting the Color Temperature Manually You can adjust the value of the white balance manually by setting the color temperature.
  • Page 125: Assigning Functions To Assign

    Note If the WHITE BAL switch is not set to A or B when you operate the camcorder, the adjustment value will not be reflected in the output signal. Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item you want to set, and press MENU knob.
  • Page 126 CCZ connector (26-pin) of a CA-702 is possible. REC VIDEO Selects which signals you will record pictures being shot by the camcorder or SOURCE video signals from external equipment connected to GENLOCK IN connector. Assigns the items assigned in the UA01 to UA10 ASSIGN SEL menu.
  • Page 127: Setting The Date/time Of The Internal Clock

    Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item you want to set, and press MENU knob. The b mark changes to a z mark, and the z mark by the setting changes to a ? mark. Turn the MENU knob to switch to the desired setting, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 128: Selecting The Lens File

    When the CA-701/702/702P camera adaptor is used with the camcorder, this function is not available. To select the aspect ratio, disconnect the CA-701/702/702P camera adaptor from the camcorder or turn off the power of the CA-701/702/702P camera adaptor. Proceed as follows.
  • Page 129: Setting The Ccd Scan Mode

    16:9 mode indicator on the color bar display 7-3-9 Setting the CCD Scan Mode Since the camcorder has CCDs that use an “all pixels read- out method,” a progressive scan mode is also available in addition to the conventional interlace scan mode.
  • Page 130 The video signal of an odd scanning line and that of an even scanning line are output from the CCD at the same time. Then they are sent to the memory and separated into 24P mode (2-3 pull-down) mode (PDW-510/530 only) 23.98 frames per second CCD output...
  • Page 131: Using Umid Data

    19 FORMAT 16:9/4:3 SELECT : 16:9 SCAN MODE UC/J SELECT 7-3-10Using UMID Data To perform operations from interviewing to editing effectively and to detect audio-visual materials easily when reusing them, metadata that provides additional information is recorded along with audio-visual data on a disc.
  • Page 132: Umid Menu Setup

    For details, see “UMID Menu Setup” on page 132. Functions of UMID data The UMID data enables the followings: • Add a globally unique ID to every shot of audio-visual material. The unique ID is used to detect the material source and to link it with the original source material.
  • Page 133: Making Network Settings

    1 hour. Note When you change the time zone, adjust the built-in clock to local time and turn the power of the camcorder off and then the power on again. 7-3-11 Making Network Settings...
  • Page 134 Turn the MENU knob to display “ENABL”, then press the MENU knob. The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark changes to a z mark. To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. Note Before enabling automatic acquisition of the IP address, check to be sure that this unit is connected to a network...
  • Page 135: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. 7-4 Resetting USER Menu Settings to the Standard Settings You can return all settings in the USER menu to the standard settings. It is also possible to change the standard settings from their factory default values.
  • Page 136: Chapter 8 Saving And Loading User

    User Files to and from a “Memory Stick” The camcorder is equipped with a “Memory Stick” drive, which enables you to save user files, scene files, lens files, reference files and “ALL” files. You can load these files from the “Memory Stick” for immediate recall of a particular setting configuration.
  • Page 137: Saving User Menu Data To The "memory Stick

    195. 8-1-2 Saving User Menu Data to the “Memory Stick” You can save USER menu settings held in the camcorder as user files in the “Memory Stick”. You can save up to 100 user files in the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 138 OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu disappears from the viewfinder screen, and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen. USER menu settings to be saved in the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 139: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    8-1 Saving and Loading User Files to and from a “Memory Stick” P00 USER LOAD DISPLAY MODE F.ID 001.USER1 002.USER2 003.NO FILE 004.USER4 005.USER5 File ID (10 characters) and date ((month/ day/year) for PDW-510/530 and (day/month/ year) for PDW-510P/530P) File ID (16 characters) Saved date (year/month/day/hours/minutes/ seconds) Information on the model...
  • Page 140 Action No “Memory Insert or reinsert the Stick” is inserted. “Memory Stick”. Circuit or Recheck, and “Memory Stick” consult your Sony fault. representative. The “Memory Do not try to load Stick” contains data saved from data that cannot another camcorder.
  • Page 141: Saving And Loading Scene Files

    Loading the scene file, you can quickly recreate setup conditions suitable for the scene. You can save up to five scene files in the camcorder memory and up to 100 scene files in a “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 142 White balance setting data is not stored in the scene file. Saving scene files from the camcorder memory to the “Memory Stick” You can save five scene files from the camcorder to the “Memory Stick” in a single operation. Proceed as follows.
  • Page 143: Loading Scene Files

    MENU knob. The s which is displayed on the left of the file number changes to x. The camcorder is set up according to the loaded scene file. To cancel the selected scene file Move the b mark to x, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 144: Resetting The Settings Of The Camcorder To The Standard Settings Saved In The Reference File

    • The scene files loaded from the “Memory Stick” overwrite data saved in the camcorder memory. • To load the scene file saved in the camcorder memory when the “Memory Stick” is inserted, return to the P00 SCENE RECALL page and load the desired scene file in the camcorder memory.
  • Page 145: Jumping To A File-related Menu Page

    F.ID: SCENE21 The s displayed on the left of STANDARD changes to x. When x changes to s, the settings of the camcorder are reset to the settings saved in the reference file. If you press the MENU knob again while x is displayed, the operation is cancelled and the camcorder returns to the settings before STANDARD was selected.
  • Page 146 Setting Description USER 1 Jumps to the USER 1 page. Press the MENU knob to confirm the selection. The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark changes to a z mark. Notes In the following cases, jumping to the target page is impossible.
  • Page 147: Chapter 9 Setting Up The Camcorder

    • AC power using the AC-550/550CE or AC-DN10 AC adaptor 9-1-1 Using a Battery Pack When a BP-GL95 Battery Pack is used, the camcorder will operate continuously for about 120 minutes. Before use, charge the battery pack with a BC-M150 Battery Charger.
  • Page 148: Avoiding Breaks In Operation Due To An Exhausted Battery

    Using the AC-DN10 AC adaptor Mount the AC-DN10 on the camcorder in the same way as a battery pack, then connect to the AC power supply. The AC-DN10 can supply up to 100 W of power.
  • Page 149: Adjusting The Viewfinder

    Slide the viewfinder to the most convenient position. Tighten the viewfinder left-right positioning ring. To store the camcorder in the carrying case Always store the camcorder with the viewfinder moved fully in the direction opposite to the barrel and the viewfinder left-right positioning ring tightened.
  • Page 150: Detaching The Viewfinder

    Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket To fit the BKW-401 to the camcorder, proceed as follows.
  • Page 151: Detaching The Eyepiece

    Hexagon socket bolts (M3 × 10) Using a hexagonal wrench 2.5 mm across flats, detach the viewfinder shoe from the camcorder body. Using the two bolts (M3 × 10) and washers removed in step 2, attach the rotation mechanism assembly of the BKW-401 to the camcorder.
  • Page 152: Mounting The Lens

    Note If the lens is not firmly locked, it may come off while the camcorder is being used. This could cause a serious accident. Make sure the lens is firmly locked. It is recommended that the lens mount securing rubber be put on the lens-locking lever as illustrated above.
  • Page 153: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length153

    Connect to the MIC IN connector. Set the AUDIO IN switch for the desired audio recording channel to FRONT. Using the microphone detached from the camcorder Note When using the supplied microphone with an extension cable, always use an external power supply type cable.
  • Page 154: Using An External Microphone

    Note In order for the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors on the camcorder to be able to provide a phantom 48 V power supply, female XLR connectors (3-pin) are fitted. If the microphone cable has a female connector, use an adaptor.
  • Page 155: Attaching A Uhf Portable Tuner

    1 operation). 9-5-3 Attaching a UHF Portable Tuner (for a UHF Wireless Microphone System) To use a Sony UHF wireless microphone system, fit one of the following UHF portable tuners. • WRR-855A/855B UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit • WRR-862 UHF Portable Tuner.
  • Page 156 Phillips type screwdriver Mount the tuner on the WRR tuner fitting. Connect the tuner power cord to the DC OUT connector of the camcorder, and the audio output cable to the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector. Set the switches as follows.
  • Page 157: Connecting Line Input Audio

    AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to DC OUT connector 9-5-4 Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment Connect the audio output connector of the audio equipment that supplies the line input signal to the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector. Switch settings Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC switch for the channel to which the audio signal source is connected to “LINE”.
  • Page 158: Tripod Mounting

    If the pin remains in the engaged position, you will not be able to mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor. Stowed position...
  • Page 159: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    (factory setting) backward by up to 10 mm (3/8 inch) or forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch). This adjustment helps you get the best balance for shooting with the camcorder on your shoulder. Adjusting the shoulder pad position Raise the lever in the center of the shoulder pad to unlock the shoulder pad.
  • Page 160: Putting On The Rain Cover (not Supplied)

    Attach the rain cover (part number 3-191-064-02) as illustrated below. You can insert and remove cassette tapes, operate various switches and controls, and mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor with the rain cover attached. When a shoulder belt is not used,...
  • Page 161: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    REMOTE connector Remote control cable Camcorder switch functions when the remote control unit is connected The following switches on the camcorder do not function. • GAIN selector • OUTPUT/DCC switch • WHITE BAL switch • AUTO W/B BAL switch • SHUTTER selector •...
  • Page 162 When the remote control unit is removed from the camcorder, the independent data region becomes effective. Thus the camcorder will return to the settings that were in effect before the remote control unit was connected. When RM COMMON MEMORY is set to ON on the...
  • Page 163: Chapter 10 Maintenance

    Condensation If you move the camcorder from a very cold place to a warm place, or use it in a damp location, condensation may form on the optical pickup. Then, if the camcorder is operated in this state, recording and playback may not be performed properly.
  • Page 164: Testing The Vdr

    • Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST. • Use the lens extender. • Set the FILTER selector to other than the position “1” (PDW-510/510P) or other than the position “1B” (PDW-530/530P). • Set the reference value of the auto iris to other than the standard value.
  • Page 165: Testing External Microphones

    • If the connected microphone is of the internal power supply type, set the switch to OFF. • If the connected microphone is of the external power supply type, set the switch to +48V. Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to REAR. 10-1 Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting...
  • Page 166 Press the REC START button again, and check that recording stops and that the time code indication stops changing. 10-1 Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN, and check that the time code indication starts changing again and continues to change even when you restart recording and stop recording again.
  • Page 167: Maintenance

    10-2 Maintenance 10-2-1 Cleaning the Viewfinder Use a dust blower to clean the CRT screen and mirror inside the viewfinder barrel. Clean the lens and protecting filter with a commercially available lens cleaner. Caution Never use organic solvents such as thinners. Disassembling the eyepiece for cleaning Viewfinder Eyecup...
  • Page 168: Operation Warnings

    BATT! BATT BATT and Flashing EMPTY! High – – TEMP! 10-3 Operation Warnings camcorder body. The speaker and earphone also give audible warnings. Operation warnings Indicators in viewfinder/ Warning on camcorder body sounds :Continuous :1 flash/s 4 beeps/s :4 flashes/s...
  • Page 169: Operation/error Messages

    TEMPERATURE inside the unit. Avoid continued use in this state. 1) To replace the backup battery, contact your nearest Sony dealer. A message for DVR operation is displayed in the setting change and adjustment progress message display area in the viewfinder (see page 115).
  • Page 170 The main unit or drive fan has stopped. DR-FAN Stop Avoid use under high temperatures, turn off the power, and contact a Sony service representative. 1) “**” indicates the bit rate (50/40/30). 2) REC INHI.! appears if you attempt to start recording.
  • Page 171: Appendixes

    General Imager -inch type 16:9 widescreen Power HAD EX Total picture elements 1038 (H) × 1008 (V) for PDW-510/530 1038 (H) × 1188 (V) for PDW-510P/530P Effective picture elements 980 (H) × 988 (V) for PDW-510/530 980 (H) × 1164(V) for PDW-510P/530P...
  • Page 172: Optical Disc Drive Section

    F11 standard (89.9% reflection chart, 2000 lx) Minimum illumination 0.13 1x (at F1.4, +48 dB gain) Video S/N ratio 65 dB (Y typical) (for PDW-510/530) 63 dB (Y typical) (for PDW-510P/530P) Modulation (at screen center) 4:3 mode: 55% 16:9 mode: 70% Registration 0.05% or less for entire screen area (excluding...
  • Page 173: Recommended Additional Equipment

    Extension boards CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board CBK-SC01 Composite Input Board CBK-FC01 Pull Down Board (for the PDW-510/530 only) CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor Equipment for maintenance and easier handling LC-777 Hard Carrying Case...
  • Page 174: Menu List

    Menu List This section briefly explains menus that the camcorder provides for adjustments and settings using tables. For the menu organization and the USER menu, see Chapter 6. OPERATION Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the OPERATION menu.
  • Page 175 USER Page Item menu TEST OUT TEST OUT MARKER TEST OUT VFDISP TEST OUT MENU TEST OUT DISP SEL TEST OUT ZEBRA TEST OUT TC TEST OUT SELECT Settings Default Description OFF/ON Selects whether or not the marker signal is mixed to the output signal from the TEST OUT connector.
  • Page 176 ASSIGN SW <4> RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/ RET/REC/TURBO/ ZEBRA/ZOOMW/ ZOOMT/FREZE/ M.FRZ etc. TURBO SW OFF/CACHE/ CHARA/MARKR/ RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/ RET/REC/TURBO/ D5600/ZEBRA/ FREZE/M.FRZ etc. DF/NDF DF/NDF (PDW-510/530 only) CACHE/INTVAL REC OFF/CACHE/A.INT/ M.INT (CACHE) 0-2/2-4/4-6/6-8/8-10/ CACHE REC TIME 10-12s (A.INT) 5/10/15/20/30/40/50 TAKE TOTAL TIME MIN, 1/2/3/4/5/7/10/15/20/ 30/40/50/70/100 H (A.INT)
  • Page 177 USER Page Item menu FUNCTION 2 D5600 WIDE AWB WHITE SWTCH <B> SHOCKLESS WHITE ATW SPEED ZOOM SPEED LOW LIGHT LOW LIGHT LEVEL VF BATT WARNING POWER i.LINK OUT SAVE REC AUDIO OUT NETWORK/THUMB VF DISP 1 VF DISP VF DISPLAY MODE DISP EXTENDER DISP FILTER DISP WHITE...
  • Page 178 USER Page menu '!'LED MARKER 1 MARKER 2 GAIN SW VF SETTING Menu List Item Settings GAIN <!> OFF/ON SHUTTER <!> OFF/ON WHT PRESET<!> OFF/ON ATW RUN <!> OFF/ON EXTENDER <!> OFF/ON FILTER <!> OFF/ON OVERRIDE <!> OFF/ON MARKER OFF/ON CENTER OFF/ON SAFETY ZONE...
  • Page 179 USER Page Item menu AUTO IRIS IRIS OVERRIDE IRIS SPEED CLIP HIGH LIGHT IRIS WINDOW IRIS WINDOW IND. IRIS VAR WIDTH IRIS VAR HEIGHT IRIS VAR H POS. IRIS VAR V POS. SHOT ID ID-1 ID-2 ID-3 ID-4 SHOT DISP SHOT DATE SHOT TIME SHOT MODEL NAME...
  • Page 180 Item Settings 16:9/4:3 SELECT 16:9/4:3 SCAN MODE I/PsF/24P (24P only when option board installed) UC/J SELECT UC/J (PDW-510/530 only) REC VIDEO SOURCE CAM/EXT EXT REC CONTROL OFF/ON PC REMOTE ENABL/DSABL FRONT MIC SELECT MONO/STREO (when stereo microphone is connected) EXT VIDEO SOURCE i.LINK/CMPST...
  • Page 181: Paint Menu List

    PAINT Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the PAINT menu. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative Page Item SW STATUS GAMMA CHROMA MATRIX KNEE...
  • Page 182 Page Item GAMMA GAMMA STEP GAMMA MASTER GAMMA R GAMMA G GAMMA B GAMMA TEST OUT SELECT GAMMA SELECT GAMMA SEL (STD) GAMMA SEL (FILM) BLK GAMMA BLACK GAMMA BLK GAMMA RANGE MASTER BLK GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA G BLACK GAMMA B BLACK GAMMA TEST OUT SELECT KNEE...
  • Page 183 Page Item DETAIL 2 KNEE APERTURE KNEE APT LVL DETAIL COMB CROSS COLOR CROSS COLOR LVL DETAIL LIMIT DTL WHT LIMIT DTL BLK LIMIT DTL V-BLK LMT DETAIL 3 FINE DTL FINE DTL LVL V DTL CREATION H/V CONTROL MODE H/V / V SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETECT...
  • Page 184 Page Item MTX LINEAR MATRIX MATRIX (USER) MATRIX (PRESET) MATRIX (USER) MATRIX (USER) MATRIX (USER) MATRIX (USER) MATRIX (USER) MATRIX (USER) MTX MULTI MATRIX MATRIX (MULTI) MATRIX AREA IND. MATRIX COLOR DET MTX (MULTI) AXIS MTX (MULTI) HUE MTX (MULTI) SAT V MOD MODULATION MASTER VMOD EX...
  • Page 185 — — Recalls the scene file from the memory of the camcorder or the “Memory Stick”. — — Stores the scene file in the memory of the camcorder or the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 186: Maintenance Menu List

    MAINTENANCE Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the MAINTENANCE menu. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may differ from what is shown in the manual.
  • Page 187 0/1/2/3/4/5% Used when a BP-GL65/GL95/M100 Battery Pack is used. Sets the voltage level at which the battery ends and the camcorder stops operation, just before the battery ends. 11.5 to 17.0V 11.5 Used when a BP-L60S Battery Pack is used.
  • Page 188 Page Item AUDIO-2 AU DATA LEN (IMX) (PDW-530/530P only) AU REF LEVEL AU REF OUT AU CH12 AGC MODE AU CH34 AGC MODE AU AGC SPEC AU LIMITER MODE OFF/–6/–9/–12/–15 AU OUT LIMITER i.LINK AUDIO OUT Menu List Settings Default Description 16 bit//24 bit 16bit...
  • Page 189 Page Item AUDIO-3 AU SG (1kHz) MIC CH1 LEVEL MIC CH2 LEVEL REAR1/WRR LEVEL REAR2/WRR LEVEL Settings Default Description ON/OFF/AUTO Sets whether to output a 1 kHz test tone during the Color Bar mode or not. ON: a 1 kHz test tone is output during the Color Bar mode.
  • Page 190 Page Item TIMECODE TC OUT DF/NDF (PDW-510/530 only) EXT-LK DF/NDF (PDW-510/530 only) EXT-LK UBIT LTC UBIT VITC UBIT WATCH AUTO ADJ UBIT GROUP ID VITC INS LINE 1 VITC INS LINE 2 VDR MODE REC TALLY BLINK REC START BEEP...
  • Page 191 Page Item ESSENCE SHOT MARK 1 MARK SHOT MARK 2 OVER AUDIO MARK GAIN CHG. MARK FILTER CHG. MARK SHUTTER CHG. MARK WHITE CHG. MARK FLASH MARK FLASH MARK LEVEL INDEX PIC. POS. PRESET WHT COLOR TEMP. <P> Display color COLOR FINE R GAIN G GAIN...
  • Page 192 Height of detection frame when the auto iris detection window is set to VAR –447 to +446 Horizontal position of detection frame when (PDW-510/530) the auto iris detection window is set to VAR –447 to +446 (PDW-510P/530P) –104 to +104...
  • Page 193 Page Item ND COMP ND OFFSET ADJUST CLEAR ND OFFSET AUTO SHADING AUTO BLK SHADING RESET BLK SHD TEST OUT SELECT ENC/R/G/B MASTER GAIN (TMP) DISC DELETE LAST CLIP EXEC DELETE ALL CLIPS EXEC QUICK FORMAT NETWORK DHCP IP ADDRESS SUBNET MASK DEF.
  • Page 194: File Menu List

    FILE Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the FILE menu. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative Page Item USER FILE USER FILE LOAD USER FILE SAVE F.
  • Page 195 Page Item REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE REFERENCE CLEAR REFERENCE LOAD REFERENCE SAVE F. ID SCENE WHITE DATA LENS FILE 1 LENS FILE RECALL LENS FILE STORE F. ID LENS NO OFFSET SOURCE IRIS GAIN LENS FILE 2 LENS M VMOD LENS CENTER H LENS CENTER V TEST OUT SELECT LENS R FLARE...
  • Page 196: Diagnosis Menu List

    DIAGNOSIS Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the DIAGNOSIS menu. Page HOURS METER TIME/DATE ROM VERSION 1 ROM VERSION 2 DEV STATUS Menu List Item Description OPERATION Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in units of hours.
  • Page 197 Page Item DISC STATUS USER ID: TITLE: REMAIN REWRITE SALVAGE FILE SYSTEM: UDF2.5 CLIP STATUS CLIP LIST MODE CURRENT ID TITLE RECORD DEVIDE SERIAL DATE TIME OPTION BOARD SDI OUTPUT COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT PULL DOWN (24P) Description Displays the user ID of the disc itself. Displays the title of the disc itself.
  • Page 198: About A "memory Stick

    About a “Memory Stick” What is “Memory Stick”? “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and versatile IC (Integrated Circuit) recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk. “Memory Stick” is specially designed for exchanging and sharing digital data among “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 199 Precautions • To prevent data loss, make backups of data frequently. In no event will Sony be liable for any loss of data. • Unauthorized recording may be contrary to the provisions of copyright law. When you use a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 200: Glossary

    Glossary AES/EBU A standard established jointly by the AES (Audio Engineering Society) and EBU (European Broadcasting Union) for serial transmission of digital audio. Two channels of audio can be transmitted via a single connector. Aliasing Distortion which occurs during sampling to convert analog signals to digital.
  • Page 201 certain types of noise inherent to CCDs. See also CCD. Hunting Repeated brightening and darkening of an image resulting from repeated response to automatic iris control. i.LINK Another name for the IEEE1394- 1995 standards and their revisions. XDCAM uses the i.LINK interface to transfer DV streams by the AV/C protocol, and to read and write MPEG IMX and DVCAM data files...
  • Page 202 UMID Unique Material Identifier. A standard (SMPTE 330M) for video and audio metadata. The Basic section of a UMID contains a globally unique number and a material number for the identification of recorded material. An optional section called the “Source Pack” contains information such as the time and location of recording.
  • Page 203: Index

    Index AC adaptor 148 ACCESS indicator 37 Access indicator (for “Memory Stick”) Accessory attachments 20 Adjusting audio level 86 black balance 77 flange focal length 153 shoulder pad position 159 viewfinder 149 white balance 78 Adjustments and settings for recording 75 from menus 122 ALARM volume control 22 ALL FILE page 194...
  • Page 204 user file 138 FILE menu list 194 File operation 93 restriction 94 FILTER selector 25 Flange focal length, adjusting 153 FORMAT page 180 Formatting a disc 44 F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch 35 FTP 98 Full salvage 45 FUNCTION 1 page 176 FUNCTION 2 page 177 FUNCTION 3 page 192 GAIN selector 26 GAIN SW page 178...
  • Page 205 SET STATUS page 179 Setting CCD scan mode 129 date/time of the internal clock recording format 75 time data 89 Setting up the camcorder 147 SHIFT button 31 Shooting basic procedure (from adjusting the black balance and white balance to stopping...
  • Page 206 layout of the status display 112 marker display 116 return video signal 121 selecting the display items 114 Shot data superimposed on the color bars 117 shot ID 118 Status confirmation windows 119 status display 112 WARNING indicator 37 Warnings 168 Warnings and indications 36 Warnings and indications on the LCDs WHITE BAL switch 27...
  • Page 207 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 208 Sony Corporation PDW-510/510P/530/530P B & P Company (SYL) 3-805-941-02 (1) http://www.sony.net/ © 2004...

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    Nous avons achet√© une camera Sony PDW-510P. Si nous connectons cette camera √† l'ordinate​ur, il ne la reconnait pas. Raison pour la quelle nous aimerions bien avoir le manuel d'emploi pour en faire bon usage de cette camera.