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PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER
PDW-510/510P
PDW-530/530P
OPERATION MANUAL
[English]
1st Edition (Revised 8)

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-510/510P PDW-530/530P OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition (Revised 8)
  • Page 2 To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. This Professional Disc Camcorder is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Laser diode properties Wavelength: 403 to 410 nm Emission duration: Continuous Laser output power: 65 mW (max.
  • Page 3 (urban outdoors) and E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio). For the customers in Europe The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Features ... 7 1-1-1 Principal Differences Between the PDW-510/510P and PDW-530/530P. 7 1-1-2 Camera Features ... 7 1-1-3 Features of the Optical Disc Drive (VDR) ...8 1-1-4 Inputs and Outputs...9 1-1-5 Other Functions ...10 1-2 Example of System Configuration ..
  • Page 5 4-3 Managing Clip Lists (CLIP Menu) ... 78 4-3-1 Loading a Clip List From Disc Into Unit Memory... 78 4-3-2 Deleting Clip Lists From a Disc ... 79 4-3-3 Clearing the Current Clip List From the Unit Memory...79 4-3-4 Setting the Start Time Code of the Current Clip List ...79 4-3-5 Sorting Clip Lists...80 4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing...
  • Page 6 8-2 Saving and Loading Scene Files ... 148 8-2-1 Saving a Scene File...148 8-2-2 Loading Scene Files...151 8-2-3 Resetting the Settings of the Camcorder to the Standard Settings Saved in the Reference File ... 152 8-3 Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Overview

    1) DVCAM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 2) MPEG IMX is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 3) For analog audio input, the effective bit length is maximum 20 bits. The following characteristics are common to the PDW- 510/510P and PDW-530/530P.
  • Page 8: Features Of The Optical Disc Drive (vdr)

    • 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 9: Inputs And Outputs

    1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 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 10: 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...
  • Page 11: Example Of System Configuration

    1-2 Example of System Configuration The diagram below shows a typical configuration of the camcorder for ENG and EFP. Viewfinder-related equipment Name / Purpose Magnification Fog-proof filter – Lens assembly –2.8 D to +2.0 D A-8262-537-A Lens assembly –3.6 D to –0.8 D A-8262-538-A Lens assembly –3.6 D to +0.4 D A-8267-737-A...
  • Page 12: Precautions

    1-3 Precautions Use and Storage Do not subject the unit to severe shocks The internal mechanism may be damaged or the body warped. After use Always turn off the power. Before storing the unit for a long period Remove the battery pack. Use and storage locations Store in a level, ventilated place.
  • Page 13: 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-L80S. b DC IN connector (XLR type, 4-pin, male)
  • Page 14 However, the light can be turned on before the start of recording in auto interval recording mode. • To ensure proper operation of the video light with the unit, Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs: BP-GL65, BP-GL95, BP-L60S, and BP-L80S. 2-1 Power Supply...
  • Page 15: 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 Light shoe...
  • Page 16: 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 17: 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 18 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 19: 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 20 The viewfinder lets you view the image in black and white while shooting, recording or playing back. It also displays various warnings and messages related to the settings or operating conditions of the camcorder, a zebra pattern, safety zone marker , and center marker 1) The safety zone marker is a rectangle indicating the effective picture area.
  • Page 21: 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 22 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...
  • Page 23 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 24 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 25 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 26: 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 27: 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 28 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 29: 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 30 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 31: Warnings And Indications

    ON: The indications appear on the viewfinder screen. OFF: The indications do not appear on the viewfinder screen. provide you with information such as the operating state of the camcorder and warnings. 4 Back tally indicator 5 Back tally switch 8 Color LCD 9 WARNING indicator q;...
  • Page 32: Warnings And Indications On The Lcds

    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 121).
  • Page 33: Color Lcd

    Time code display Lights when the time code or real time is displayed. Time counter display: Shows the time code, user bits, and real time. Lights when the HOLD button is pressed. 1) When the HOLD button is pressed to hold the time code value, the time code is displayed in the format shown below.
  • Page 34: 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 35 • The WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST. • ATW is enabled. • 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.
  • Page 36: 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 37: 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 38: 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 39: 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 40: 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 169. Recording format settings (PDW-530/530P...
  • Page 41 Basic procedure for shooting: from adjusting the black balance and white balance to stopping recording Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to BLK to adjust the black balance. For details of black balance adjustment, see 5-2-1 “Adjusting the Black Balance” on page 84. Select the CC filter and ND filter to match the lighting conditions, and adjust the white balance.
  • Page 42: 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. You can use the THUMBNAIL menu to delete the selected clip or all clips.
  • Page 43 FLASH MARK: Recorded when a sudden brightness change occurs as when the flash operates or when the camcorder in recording mode is suddenly moved into an indoor space from a bright outdoor space. Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SHOT MARK 1”.
  • Page 44: 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 45 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 46: 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...
  • Page 47 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 48 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 49 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 50 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 51: 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 52: Auto Clip List Recoding For Automatic Inclusion Of Recorded Clips In Clip Lists

    Disc Into Unit Memory” (page 78). 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 53 TITLE00037 are assigned to clips C0001.MXF to C0017.MXF on disc 2. Titles are made up of prefixes, up to 10 characters in length, and five-digit serial numbers such as TITLE 00001. C0020.MXF C0002.MXF C0001.MXF TITLE00020 TITLE00020 TITLE00001 Clips recorded on Disc 1 C0017.MXF C0002.MXF C0001.MXF...
  • Page 54: Internal Memory

    \\MSSONY\PRO\XDCAM\GENERAL\VAL_LIST Note This folder is created when you insert a “Memory Stick” into the camcorder. Do not create this folder yourself on a computer. Insert a “Memory Stick” with the title prefix file (TITLES.TXT) into the “Memory Stick” slot of the camcorder.
  • Page 55: List Names

    When you have finished entering the prefix, rotate the MENU knob to move the x mark to “END”, and then press the MENU knob. The camcorder exits prefix input mode, and the original CLIP TITLE page appears. To set the initial value of the clip title serial...
  • Page 56 • Titles are used as user-defined clip names on this unit. Therefore, the available characters are limited to those supported by the title function. • Files generated along with clips and clip lists use the same names (the “C*” or “E*” part of the following file names).
  • Page 57: Recording In Live Logging Mode

    • Create clip lists. After adding or modifying metadata and clip lists, you can transfer them from the computer back to the camcorder for recording on the original disc. Refer to the PDZ-1 help for more information about PDZ- 1 functions and operations.
  • Page 58: Recording Proxy Data To Memory

    Especially just after inserting a memory card and after powering the camcorder on, it may take some time for the memory card to be recognized. Check to be sure that there is enough remaining...
  • Page 59 **%” (where ** is a progress percentage number from 0 to 99) appears in the viewfinder and color LCD. Notes • No DV stream is output from the camcorder’s i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400 connector while proxy data is being copied from a disc to a memory card.
  • Page 60 3-2 Recording Note If the usable memory card symbol does not appear after you insert a memory card, power the camcorder off and on, and then try inserting it again. The symbol may never appear, no matter how many times you try, if you were using a memory card other than the recommended products.
  • Page 61: 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 62: 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 63 Sixth clip is selected from Name 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 a) When a title has been assigned to a clip (see page 52), the title is enclosed in double quotation marks, for example “TITLE00001”.
  • Page 64: Clip List Playback

    Press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob. Thumbnails of the frames including the selected essence mark appear. (The example shows the case where SHOTMARK1 is selected as the essence mark.) This indicates that the thumbnail images are the frames including the essence mark (SHOTMARK1).
  • Page 65: Locking And Deleting Clips

    Sixth frame is selected from a total of 34 sub clips. Name of the current clip list Total duration of sub clips in clip list Currently selected sub clip Recording date and time of Duration of selected selected sub clip sub clip or time code of first frame a) When a title has been assigned to a clip (see page 52), the title is...
  • Page 66: Deleting Clips

    Lock icon Locked clips cannot be deleted or renamed. Unlock the clip if you want to perform any of these operations. To unlock clips Carry out step 2 of “Locking Clips” to select a locked clip (one with the lock icon displayed on its thumbnail), then carry out steps 3 and 4 of “Locking Clips”.
  • Page 67: 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 68: 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 : i.LINK MODE...
  • Page 69: 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 70: Chapter 4 Scene Selection

    Scene Selection 4-1 Overview What is scene selection? Scene selection is a function which allows you to select material (clips) from the material recorded on a disc and perform cut editing. You can do this by operating on this unit only. •...
  • Page 71 Flow of scene selection editing Record material or insert disc containing recorded material into this unit Create and edit a clip list • Selecting clips (see page 73) • Reordering sub clips (see page 74) • Trimming sub clips (see page 75) •...
  • Page 72 Clips Material recorded with this unit is managed in units called “clips.” A clip contains the material between a recording start point (In point) and a recording end point (Out point). Clips have numbers beginning with C, for example C0001. Out point Out point In point...
  • Page 73: Creating Clip Lists

    4-2 Creating Clip Lists 4-2-1 Selecting Clips 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 74: Reordering Sub Clips

    Disc” (page 77). 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 75: Trimming A Sub Clip

    Load the clip list from the disc into the unit memory (see page 78). To return to the full-screen display Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning off the indicator. Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select the desired sub clip. Hold down the SHIFT button, and press the SEL/SET dial or MENU knob.
  • Page 76: Deleting A Sub Clip

    Carry out steps 1 to 4 of 4-2-2 “Deleting a Sub Clip” to select a sub clip and display the sub clip operation menu. Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select TRIM, and press the dial/knob. The first frame of the selected sub clip appears. In this state, you can carry out playback and search all clips on the disc.
  • Page 77: Previewing The Current Clip List

    To cancel the deletion, and return to the sub clip deletion screen Do either of the following. • Select CANCEL, and press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob. • Press the RESET button. The screen returns to the sub clip thumbnail display. Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select OK, and press the dial/knob.
  • Page 78: Managing Clip Lists (clip Menu)

    4-3 Managing Clip Lists (CLIP Menu) After you create a clip list, you can use the CLIP menu to save it to disc, load it from disc into the unit memory, and delete it from the disc. The CLIP menu also allows you to clear and edit the current clip list.
  • Page 79: Deleting Clip Lists From A Disc

    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 80: Sorting Clip Lists

    CLIP LIST TC PRS HOUR FRAME The time code shown in this screen is the current initial time code of the current clip list. If you have already set the initial time code for this clip list, that time code is displayed.
  • Page 81: 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 82: 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 83: Setting The Audio Recording Format83

    M09 VDR MODE REC TALLY BLINK : REC START/STOP MODE SELECT TIMER SET REC FORMAT IMX50 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 84: 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 85: 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 86: 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 + If the setting of the FILTER selector is changed, a message reporting the setting appears for about 3 seconds in the setting change and adjustment progress...
  • Page 87: 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 88: 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 89 Standard mode (with scan mode:I) SLS mode ECS mode 1/100: for PDW-510/530 1/60: for PDW-510P/530P Shutter speeds in standard mode can also be switched to angle display by using SHT DISP MODE in the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
  • Page 90 The number of frames can be set to values in the range 1 to 8, and 16. (1 frame nearly equals to 1/30 second (PDW-510/530) or 1/25 second (PDW-510P/530P)). Changing the range of choice of shutter mode and speed settings You can reduce the time required to select the shutter mode and speed by narrowing the choice of settings in advance.
  • Page 91: 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...
  • Page 92 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 93: 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 94: 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 95: Recording Audio On Channels 3 And 4

    • 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 96: Setting The Time Data

    : 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. Note When the scan mode is 24P (with the CBK-FC01...
  • Page 97: 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 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 98 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 99: 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 62). 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 100: 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 101: 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 102 clips on that disc. (The only possible operations are playback and disc formatting.) - Writing of files with a user-defined names - Deletion of arbitrary clips (except the last recorded clip) - Locking of clips Edit directory File name Content Clip list file E*E01.SMI *: 0001 to 0099...
  • Page 103: File Access Mode File Operations

    • Deletion and renaming of directories Notes • File names and directory names can use letters, numbers, and symbols from the Unicode 2.0 character set. However, the following control characters and symbols cannot be used. - Control characters: U+0000 to U+001F, U+007F - Symbols: ", *, /, :, <, >, ?, \, | 1) This is supported from firmware version 1.4.
  • Page 104: Making Fam Connections

    The message “Valid after power off.” appears if you change this item. Power the camcorder off, and then power it on again. The setting made in step 4 is enabled. Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF to end the menu operation.
  • Page 105: Exiting File Operations

    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 106: Ftp File Operations

    6-3 FTP File Operations File operations between this unit and a remote computer can be carried out by the File Transfer Protocol (called FTP below). A CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor (option) is required to enable file operations by FTP. For installation and use, see the Installation Manual supplied with the CBK-NC01.
  • Page 107: Command List

    Note If you power this unit off during an FTP connection, the data transferred thus far is discarded. 6-3-2 Command List This unit supports standard protocol (see the next section), and extended protocol (see page 111). Notes • To execute FTP commands, you must install application software such as PDZ-1 on your computer.
  • Page 108 Command name Description TYPE Specifies the type of data to be transferred. STRU Specifies the data structure. MODE Specifies the transfer mode. LIST Sends a list of files from this unit to the remote computer. 6-3 FTP File Operations Command syntax TYPE <SP>...
  • Page 109 Command name Description NLST Sends a list of file names from this unit to the remote computer, with no other information. RETR Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the specified path on this unit to the current directory on the remote computer.
  • Page 110 Command name Description RNFR Rename a file. Specify the file to be RNTO renamed with the RNFR command, and specify the new name with the RNTO command. (Always follow a RNFR command with a RNTO command.) DELE Deletes the specified file on this unit. Note Depending on the directory and file type, deletion may not be possible.
  • Page 111 Command name Description Creates a new directory. Note Directories can be created only in the General directory. For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation Restrictions” (page 101). Deletes a directory. Note Directories can be deleted only in the General directory. For details, see 6-1-2 “File Operation Restrictions”...
  • Page 112 Command name Description SITE MEID Acquires the media ID of the disc loaded in this unit. SITE FUNC Acquires the function and version of the expanded commands. Information is sent in the following format. <main function> <SP> <branch function> <SP> <branch function version>...
  • Page 113: Recording Continuous Time Code With Fam And Ftp Connections

    6-4 Recording Continuous Time Code With FAM and FTP Connections 1) This is supported from firmware version 1.4. When you are connected to the unit by FAM or FTP, you can create new clips with time code that is continuous with the time code of the last frame of the last clip on the disc.
  • Page 114: 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 115: Displaying Menus

    POWER switch 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 116 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 117: 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 118 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 119: Adding/deleting/replacing Pages

    E02 USER 1 EDIT WHITE<B>CH TEST OUT MENU OFFSET WHITE <A>: WARM COOL <A>: 3200 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 120 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 121: 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 122 This indicates the shutter speed or the shutter mode. However, if the SHUTTER selector is set to OFF, nothing is displayed. 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)
  • Page 123: 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 124: Display Modes And Setting Change

    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) changed When the black E.g. WHITE : OK...
  • Page 125: Setting The Viewfinder

    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 126: 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 127: Setting The Shot Id

    The items selected for superimposed recording appear on the screen and are recorded superimposed on the color bars. 7-2-7 Setting the Shot ID On the SHOT ID page of the USER menu, you can set a shot ID of up to 12 alphanumeric characters, spaces, and symbols.
  • Page 128: Displaying The Status Confirmation Windows

    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 129: Confirming The Image Of The Return Video Signal In The Viewfinder

    By pushing the STATUS ON/SEL / OFF switch up to ON/SEL, the confirmation window appears. Each time you push this switch up to ON/SEL, the window switches. After 10 seconds, the window disappears automatically. To make the window disappear promptly after displaying the window, push this switch down to OFF.
  • Page 130: 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 131: Selecting The Output Signals

    OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu display disappears, and the current status of the camcorder is shown along the top and bottom of the screen. 7-3-2 Selecting the Output Signals When the CBK-SD01 is installed, you can select the type of video signals (VBS/SDI) from the VIDEO OUT connector on the OUTPUT page of the USER menu.
  • Page 132: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “OPERATION”, then press the MENU knob. If this is the first time the OPERATION menu has been displayed, the CONTENTS page appears. If the menu has been used before, the last accessed page appears. If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to POWER SAVE, then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 133: Balance Setting

    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 134 Turn the MENU knob until the FUNCTION 1 page appears, then press the MENU knob to select to page. U03 FUNCTION1 ASSIGN SW <1> ASSIGN SW <2> ASSIGN SW <3> ASSIGN SW <4> TURBO SW DF/NDF CACHE/INTVAL Item Description ASSIGN SW 1 Assigns the function to ASSIGN 1 (push-type) switch.
  • Page 135: Clock

    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 136: 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 137 Follow the procedure of steps 1 to 3 described in 7-3-4 “Specifying an Offset for the Auto White Balance Setting” on page 133 to display the FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu. 20 FORMAT 16:9/4:3 SELECT : 16:9 SCAN MODE UC/J SELECT Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “16:9/4:3 SELECT”, and press MENU knob.
  • Page 138: Setting The Ccd Scan Mode

    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. You can select either of the following modes using the FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu.
  • Page 139: Using Umid Data

    Setting the CCD scan mode The scan mode of the camcorder has been set to the interlace scan mode at the factory. The FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu allows you to change the CCD scan mode to the progressive scan mode or 24P mode (PDW-510/530 only).
  • Page 140: Umid Menu Setup

    Globally unique ID is automatically recorded every shooting. Instance No. Original material: 00 00 00 Copied material: generation number (1 byte) + random number (2 byte) Distinguishing between the original material and copied material Using the Extended UMID You have to enter a country code, organization code and user code.
  • Page 141: 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 142 Enabling automatic acquisition of the IP address When the unit is shipped from the factory, automatic acquisition of the IP address is disabled. Proceed as follows to enable it. Holding down the MENU knob, set the menu switch from OFF to ON. The TOP menu appears.
  • Page 143: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    Repeat steps 3 to 6 to set the default gateway. To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. Setting the communications speed Set the communications speed by choosing AUTO, 10Mbps, or 100Mbps from the menu. The factory default setting is “AUTO”. Proceed as follows.
  • Page 144: Chapter 8 Saving And Loading User

    Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”” on page 153. “Memory Sticks” usable with this camcorder With this camcorder, you can use a Sony “Memory Stick” whose capacity does not exceed 128 MB or a Sony “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not exceed 2 GB.
  • Page 145: Saving User Menu Data To The "memory Stick

    203. 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 146 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 147: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    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 ?P00 USER LOAD DISPLAY MODE 001.USER1 JAN/01/04 002.USER2...
  • Page 148: 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 149 For details on setting the file ID, see “Setting the file ID” on page 150. Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SCENE STORE”, and press the MENU knob. F04 SCENE FILE :STANDARD :STANDARD :STANDARD :STANDARD :STANDARD sSTANDARD SCENE RECALL EXEC...
  • Page 150 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 151: Loading Scene Files

    Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the desired file number, and press the 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. 04 SCENE FILE :SCENE 25...
  • Page 152: Resetting The Settings Of The Camcorder

    • 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 153: Jumping To A File-related Menu Page

    A “Memory Stick” enables you to save user files, scene files, lens files, reference files and “ALL” files. The camcorder menu system allows you to make a setting so that when a “Memory Stick” holding these files is inserted while in menu operating mode, a menu page relating to the desired file is automatically displayed on the screen.
  • Page 154: 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 155: Avoiding Breaks In Operation Due To An Exhausted Battery

    Using an AC adaptor 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 156: 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 157: Detaching The Viewfinder

    Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket To fit the BKW-401 to the camcorder, proceed as follows. 9-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder...
  • Page 158: Detaching The Eyepiece

    Take care not to lose these bolts and washers. 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 159: 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 160: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length160

    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 161: 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 162: 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 163 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 164: 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 165: 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 166: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    You can shift the shoulder pad from its center position (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. Shoulder strap post...
  • Page 167: 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 168 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 169: 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 170: Testing The Vdr

    MIC IN connector on the front of the camcorder, the audio level indicators appear on the viewfinder screen. Check that setting the ZEBRA switch to ON and OFF makes the zebra pattern appear and disappear on the viewfinder screen.
  • Page 171: 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 172 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 173: Maintenance

    If you notice bending, deformation, or surface corrosion, contact your dealer or a Sony service representative as soon as possible to have the battery terminal replaced. Periodic inspections are recommended to keep the unit working properly and to prolong its usable lifetime.
  • Page 174: 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 175: 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 124).
  • Page 176: Phenomena Specific To Ccd Image Sensors

    FAN Stopped! 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. MEM REC NG! (only when CBK-PC01 is installed) Proxy data recording failed because the memory card ran out of memory.Exchange...
  • Page 177: Appendixes

    -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 178: Optical Disc Drive Section

    0.13 1x (at F1.4, +48 dB gain) 0.008 lx (F1.4, +48 dB, with 16-frame accumulation) 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 179: Recommended Additional Equipment

    SYSTEMS OR ANY OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. • Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON...
  • Page 180: 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 181 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 182 USER Page menu FUNCTION 1 ASSIGN SW <1> Menu List Item Settings OFF/CACHE/ CHARA/MARKR/ RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/ RET/REC/TURBO/ D5600/ZEBRA/ FREZE/M.FRZ etc. ASSIGN SW <2> OFF/CACHE/ CHARA/MARKR/ V.SRC/ZEBRA/ FREZE/5600 etc. ASSIGN SW <3> OFF/CACHE/ CHARA/MARKR/ ASSIGN SW <4> RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/ RET/REC/TURBO/ ZEBRA/ZOOMW/ ZOOMT/FREZE/ M.FRZ etc. TURBO SW OFF/CACHE/ CHARA/MARKR/...
  • Page 183 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 DISP MODE DISP EXTENDER DISP FILTER DISP WHITE...
  • Page 184 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 185 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 186 USER Page menu FORMAT SOURCE UMID SET CLIP TITLE FILE NAMING Menu List 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 i.LINK MODE AV/C / FAM FRONT MIC SELECT...
  • Page 187 USER Page Item menu MEMORY COPY CURRENT CLP COPY ALL CLIPS ABORT COPY DEL ALL MEM CLP FORMAT MEMORY 1) This is supported from firmware version 1.4. Settings Default Description See 3-2-11 “Recording Proxy — EXEC Data to Memory Cards (With —...
  • Page 188: 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 189 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) BLACK GAMMA BLACK GAMMA BLACK GAM RANGE MASTER BLK GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA G BLACK GAMMA B BLACK GAMMA TEST OUT SELECT KNEE...
  • Page 190 Page Item DETAIL 2 KNEE APERTURE KNEE APT LVL DETAIL COMB CROSS COLOR CROSS COLOR LVL DETAIL LIMIT DTL WHT LIMIT DTL BLK LMT 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 ALL SKIN DETECT...
  • Page 191 Page Item MTX LINEAR MATRIX MATRIX (USER) MATRIX (PRESET) MATRIX R-G MATRIX R-B MATRIX G-R MATRIX G-B MATRIX B-R MATRIX B-G 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...
  • Page 192 — EXEC Recalls the scene file from the memory of the camcorder or the “Memory Stick”. — EXEC Stores the scene file in the memory of the camcorder or the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 193: 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 194 Page Item BATTERY 1 Info BEFORE END Info END Sony BEFORE END 11.5 to 17.0 V Sony END Other BEFORE Other END DC IN BEFORE DC IN END DETECTED BATTERY Menu List Settings Default 5/10/15 to 95/100% 5% 0/1/2/3/4/5% 11.5 V (in 0.1 V steps)
  • Page 195 Page Item BATTERY 2 TYPE DETECTION SEGMENT NO.7 SEGMENT NO.6 SEGMENT NO.5 SEGMENT NO.4 SEGMENT NO.3 SEGMENT NO.2 SEGMENT NO.1 Settings Default Description AUTO/OTHER AUTO AUTO: Automatically detects the type of the battery. OTHER: Always judges the battery to be of the “Others”...
  • Page 196 Page Item AUDIO-1 CA-701 AUDIO IN AUDIO CH3/4 MODE REAR XLR AUTO FRONT MIC REF REAR MIC REF MIN ALARM VOL SP ATT LEVEL HEADPHONE OUT AUDIO-2 AU DATA LEN (IMX) (PDW-530/530P only) AU REF LEVEL AU REF OUT AU CH12 AGC MODE AU CH34 AGC MODE...
  • Page 197 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 198 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 SUB LCD MODE SUB LCD TIMER REC FORMAT...
  • Page 199 Page Item ESSENCE SHOT MARK 1 MARK SHOT MARK 2 OVER AUDIO LIMIT OFF/ON 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 200 –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 Vertical position of detection frame when the (PDW-510/530) auto iris detection window is set to VAR –124 to +123...
  • Page 201 3) This is supported from firmware version 1.4. 4) When TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page is set to AUTO, any batteries other than Sony BP-series batteries and Anton Bauer intelligent battery systems are classified as “Others”. 5) Flashes once per second when the battery status is “BEFORE END”, and flashes 4 times per second when the battery status is “END”.
  • Page 202: 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 203 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 SOURCE LENS NO OFFSET IRIS GAIN LENS AUTO RECALL L.ID L.MF LENS FILE 2 LENS M VMOD LENS CENTER H LENS CENTER V...
  • Page 204: 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 OPTION BOARD Menu List Item Description OPERATION Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in units of hours.
  • Page 205 Page Item DISC STATUS USER ID: TITLE: REMAIN REWRITE SALVAGE FILE SYSTEM CLIP STATUS CLIP LIST MODE CLIP NO NAME TITLE RECORD DEVICE 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 206: About A "memory Stick

    “Memory Stick-ROM” or erase the pre-recorded data. Available types of “Memory Stick” With this camcorder, you can use a Sony “Memory Stick” whose capacity does not exceed 128 MB or a Sony “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not exceed 2 GB.
  • Page 207 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 208: 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 209 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 210 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 211: Index

    Index AC adaptor 155 ACCESS indicator 32 Access indicator (for “Memory Stick”) Accessory attachments 15 Adjusting audio level 93 black balance 84 flange focal length 160 shoulder pad position 166 viewfinder 156 white balance 85 Adjustments and settings for recording 82 from menus 130 ALARM volume control 17 ALL FILE page 202...
  • Page 212 F REV button and indicator 24 FAM 103 Features 7 File access mode 103 File ID scene file 150 user file 146 FILE menu list 202 File operation 100 restriction 101 FILTER selector 20 Flange focal length, adjusting 160 FORMAT page 186 Formatting a disc 38 F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch 30 FTP 106...
  • Page 213 SET STATUS page 185 Setting CCD scan mode 138 date/time of the internal clock recording format 82 time data 96 Setting up the camcorder 154 SHIFT button 26 Shooting basic procedure (from adjusting the black balance and white balance to stopping...
  • Page 214 setting 125 using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket 157 Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever Viewfinder screen display modes 124 layout of the status display 121 marker display 124 return video signal 129 selecting the display items 123 Shot data superimposed on the color bars 126 shot ID 127 Status confirmation windows 128...
  • Page 215 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 216 Sony Corporation PDW-510/510P/530/530P (SYL) 3-805-941-09 (1) http://www.sony.net/ © 2004...

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