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Sony Corporation
PDW-700
(SYL)
Printed on recycled paper.
3-297-517-02 (2)
Printed in Japan
2008.03.13
© 2008
PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER
PDW-700
The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-700
Professional Disc Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German,
Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format.
For more details, see "Using the CD-ROM manual" on page 12.
OPERATION MANUAL [English]
1st Edition

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  • Page 1 3-297-517-02 (2) PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-700 The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-700 Professional Disc Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see “Using the CD-ROM manual” on page 12.
  • Page 2 WARNING This Professional Disc Camcorder is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Laser diode properties Wavelength: 400 to 410 nm Emission duration: Continuous Laser output power: 135 mW (max. of pulse peak), 65 mW (max. of CW) Standard: IEC60825-1 (2001) Egenskaber for laserdiode Bølgelængde: 400 til 410 nm...
  • Page 3 Electromagnetic Environments: E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3 (urban outdoors), E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio). 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 : E1 (résidentiel), E2 (commercial et industrie légère), E3 (urbain extérieur) et E4 (environnement EMC contrôlé, ex. studio de télévision). Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japon. Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la sécurité...
  • Page 5 Umgebungen: E1 (Wohnbereich), E2 (kommerzieller und in beschränktem Maße industrieller Bereich), E3 (Stadtbereich im Freien) und E4 (kontrollierter EMV-Bereich, z.B. Fernsehstudio). Der Hersteller dieses Produkts ist Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Der autorisierte Repräsentant für EMV und Produktsicherheit ist Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Deutschland.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ... 12 Before use... 12 Using the CD-ROM manual... 12 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ... 13 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls... 14 Power supply... 14 Accessory attachments ... 15 Operating and connectors section ... 16 HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional)...
  • Page 7 Tripod Mounting ... 47 Connecting a Video Light ... 48 Using the Shoulder Strap ... 48 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position ... 49 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ... 50 Chapter 3 : Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Recording Format... 52 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance ...
  • Page 8 Recording essence marks ... 76 Setting the thumbnail image at recording time ... 76 Starting a shoot with a few seconds of pre-stored picture data (Picture Retaking the most recent clip... 78 Assigning user-defined clip titles automatically ... 78 Assigning user-defined names to clips and clip lists ... 81 Chapter 5 : Operations in GUI Screens Overview ...
  • Page 9 DIAGNOSIS menu ... 138 Menu Operations ... 140 Displaying menus... 140 Basic menu operations ... 140 Using the USER menu (example menu operation) ... 143 Editing the USER menu ... 144 Resetting USER menu settings to the standard settings... 147 Setting the Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen and the LCD Monitor...
  • Page 10 Command list ... 179 Recording Continuous Timecode With FAM and FTP Connections . 183 Chapter 9 : Maintenance Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting ... 184 Preparations for Testing ... 184 Testing the Camera ... 184 Testing the VDR ... 186 Maintenance ...
  • Page 11 Trademarks and Licenses ... 203 MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License ... 203 MPEG-2 Video Patent Portfolio License... 203 About IJG (Independent JPEG Group) ... 204 Character display software “iType” ... 204 About a “Memory Stick” ... 204 Index... 207 Table of Contents...
  • Page 12: Foreword

    Adobe Reader. In such a case, install the latest version you can download from the URL mentioned in “Preparations” above. Note If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase a new one to replace it. Contact a Sony service representative.
  • Page 13: Chapter 1 : Overview

    (59.94i) and F12 (50i) sensitivity and an SN ratio of 59 dB. 1) With noise suppression on (off value is 54 dB) Noise suppression uses proprietary Sony signal processing technology to suppress noise in high- frequency regions. Multi-format support for 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i The unit support two system frequencies (59.94...
  • Page 14: Locations And Functions Of Parts And Controls

    If the beginning of the recording is important, you should set this switch to MANUAL. • To ensure proper operation of the video light, Sony recommends the use of the BP-GL95/L80S Battery Pack with the camcorder.
  • Page 15: Accessory Attachments

    “Attaching a UHF portable tuner (for a UHF wireless microphone system)” on page 44. Note For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the camcorder, Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs: BP-GL95, BP-GL65, BP-L60S, and BP- L80S. Accessory attachments...
  • Page 16: Operating And Connectors Section

    When using the unit on a tripod, attach the tripod adaptor (option). p Lens mount (special bayonet mount) Attach the lens. Consult a Sony representative for information about available lenses. q Lens locking lever After inserting the lens in the lens mount, rotate the lens mount ring with this lever to lock the lens in position.
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18: Gain Selector

    (REC PAUSE). SAVE: The disc stops rotating and some functions are disabled. Power consumption is lower than when the camcorder is in STBY mode. Battery life is extended. STBY: Recording to the disc starts immediately when the REC START button is pressed.
  • Page 19: Menu On/off Switch

    ON/OFF switch to OFF. 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 four pages, which are switched each time the switch is pushed upward. Each page is displayed for about 10 seconds.
  • Page 20: Monochrome Lcd

    For details about “Memory Stick”, see “Handling the “Memory Stick”” on page 161. n Cover Right side (near the rear) EJECT F REV PLAY/PAUSE PREV STOP DISP SEL HOLD RESET DISPLAY EXPAND CHAPTER RETURN COUNTER TC U-BIT a Built-in speaker The speaker can be used to monitor E-E sound during recording, and playback sound during playback.
  • Page 21: Prev Button

    This unit is equipped with an image search function at approximately four times normal playback speed, for easy checking of recorded material. To use the image search function at approximately four times normal playback speed, press the F REV button or F FWD button during playback.
  • Page 22: Display Switch

    Settings of switches To reset DISPLAY switch: Counter to 0:00:00:00 COUNTER DISPLAY switch: Timecode to 00:00:00:00 PRESET/REGEN/ CLOCK switch: PRESET F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch: SET DISPLAY switch: User bits data U-BIT PRESET/REGEN/ CLOCK switch: PRESET F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch: SET a) Of the timecode bits for every frame recorded on the disc, those bits which can be used to record useful information for the user such as scene number, shooting place, etc.
  • Page 23: Video Format

    b Video format Indicates the format of video being currently played back or recorded. HD422 50: MPEG HD422 format (video bit rate: 50 Mbps) c Frame frequency Indicates the frame frequency of video being currently played back or recorded. • If NTSC AREA is selected 59.9i: 59.94 fields per second, interlace scan mode •...
  • Page 24: Remaining Disc Capacity Indicator

    i Remaining disc capacity indicator Indication DISC E [x x x x x x x] B DISC E [x x x x x x x] B DISC E [x x x x x x] B DISC E [x x x x x] B DISC E [x x x x x x...
  • Page 25: Menu Button

    REGEN: Records timecode continuous with the existing timecode recorded on the disc. Regardless of the setting of the F-RUN/SET/ R-RUN switch, the camcorder operates in R- RUN mode. CLOCK: Records timecode synchronized to the internal clock. Regardless of the setting of the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch, the camcorder operates in F-RUN mode.
  • Page 26: Lid Of The Disc Compartment

    ASSIGNABLE page of the OPERATION menu. Nothing is assigned to these switches when the camcorder is shipped from the factory (equivalent to a selection of OFF in the menu). For details, see “Assigning functions to ASSIGN switches” on page 155.
  • Page 27: Usb Connector

    OPERATION menu. If the output signal is set to one of R, G, or B, then this setting changes to HD-Y when the camcorder is powered off and on again. Depending on menu settings, menus, time code, and shot data can be superimposed on the image on the monitor.
  • Page 28: Line /aes/ebu / Mic Selectors

    Unit, which makes it possible to control the camcorder remotely. Note Before connecting/disconnecting the Remote Control Unit to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn off the camcorder POWER switch. i SDI OUT 1 connector (BNC type) Outputs an HDSDI or SDSDI signal (with embedded audio).
  • Page 29: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    malfunction.
  • Page 30: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    TALLY/REC BATT SAVE a TALLY (green tally) indicator Lights when the camcorder is recording in Picture Cache mode, and when it is recording with HDSDI REMOTE I/F on the CAM CONFIG 1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu set to G- TLY.
  • Page 31: Color Temperature

    Wireless microphone reception level When a UHF portable tuner is installed in the camcorder, “W” appears together with four- segment reception level indicators for each of the channels (1 or 2 channels) that can be used by the tuner.
  • Page 32: White Balance Memory

    Indicates the currently selected filter type (see page 16). l White balance memory Indicates the currently selected white balance automatic adjustment memory. A: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to A. B: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to B.
  • Page 33: Chapter 2 : Preparations

    • BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion Battery Pack • AC power using the AC-DN2B/DN10 AC adaptor Using a battery pack When a BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Battery Pack is used, the camcorder will operate continuously for the time shown below. Model name Operating time BP-GL95 Approx. 120 minutes BP-GL65 Approx.
  • Page 34: Using Ac Power

    For more information about the connection of the viewfinder and camcorder, contact a Sony service representative. 1 Loosen the viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring, 2 attach the...
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Viewfinder Position

    Viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring Stopper Couple the viewfinder connector to the VF connector. VF connector Detaching the viewfinder You can carry out this by following the attaching procedure in reverse order, but there is an additional action to take: when detaching the viewfinder from the fitting shoe, pull up the stopper.
  • Page 36: Using The Bkw-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket

    Carry out steps 1 and 2 of the previous section “Moving the viewfinder shoe up” to detach the viewfinder slide assembly.
  • Page 37: Detaching The Eyepiece

    When the eyecup is worn out, replace it with a new one. For details of a replacement eyecup, contact a Sony service representative. Adjusting the viewfinder focus and screen To adjust the viewfinder focus Turn the diopter adjustment ring until the viewfinder image is sharpest.
  • Page 38: Setting The Area Of Use

    PEAKING CONTRAST ZEBRA DISPLAY MOMENT ASPECT 1PEAKING control 2CONTRAST control 3BRIGHT control Setting the Area of Use Setting the Area of Use BRIGHT TALLY HIGH When using the unit for the first time The area of use and the frame frequency are not factory preset.
  • Page 39: Setting The Date/time Of The Internal Clock

    Turn the MENU knob to display the desired area of use. Setting Area of use NTSC (J) AREA NTSC area (Japan) NTSC AREA NTSC area (for areas other than Japan) PAL AREA PAL area a) The composite signal output from this unit is an NTSC signal with no black setup.
  • Page 40: Mounting The Lens

    TIME/DATE page of the DIAGNOSIS menu appears. Mounting the Lens Mounting the Lens First power off the camcorder, and then mount the lens using the following procedure. For information about using the lens, refer to the operation manual for the lens.
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length

    securing rubber be put on the lens locking lever as illustrated above. Connect the lens cable to the LENS connector. Secure the lens cable with the cable clamps. Adjusting the Flange Focal Length If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you zoom from telephoto to wide angle, adjust the flange focal length (the distance from the plane of the lens mounting flange to the imaging plane).
  • Page 42: Preparing The Audio Input System

    Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the chart stays in focus all the way from wide angle to telephoto. Tighten the F.f or F.B ring fixing screws. Preparing the Audio Input System Preparing the Audio Input System Connecting a microphone to the MIC IN connector You can attach the ECM-680S stereo microphone (not supplied) to the microphone holder of the...
  • Page 43: Connecting Microphones To The Audio In Connectors

    Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector, then set the AUDIO IN switch for the channel on which you want to record the audio from this microphone to FRONT (for CH-1/ CH-2) or F (for CH-3/CH-4). Secure the microphone cable with the cable clamps.
  • Page 44: Attaching A Uhf Portable Tuner (for A Uhf Wireless Microphone System)

    Preparing the Audio Input System 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. • DWR-S01D Digital Wireless Receiver • WRR-855S UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit •...
  • Page 45 Pack to be attached, and tighten the adjustment screws to fix its position. 4 Attach the mount plate supplied with the WRR-862. About the WRR tuner fitting (service part number: A-8278-057-B), contact a Sony service or sales representative. BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/L80S Adjustment screws...
  • Page 46: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    1AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 2To DC OUT connector 3To AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector 4LINE/AES/EBU/MIC switch 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...
  • Page 47: Tripod Mounting

    Note The tripod adaptor pin may remain in the engaged position even after the camcorder is removed. If this happens, press the red button against the lever a second time and move the lever as shown above until the pin returns to the stowed position.
  • Page 48: Connecting A Video Light

    The accessory fitting shoe on this unit is of the 1/4-inch tapped hole type. If you want to replace this with a slide- type shoe, contact a Sony service representative. Connecting a Video Light / Using the Shoulder Strap Using the Shoulder...
  • Page 49: Adjusting The Shoulder Pad Position

    (the factory default 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 pad...
  • Page 50: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    Unit enables remote control of the principal camera functions. Connecting the remote control unit to the REMOTE connector (8-pin) automatically puts the camcorder into remote control mode. If you disconnect the remote control unit, the remote control mode is cancelled. 1RM-B150/B750...
  • Page 51 When the remote control unit is disconnected from the camcorder The camcorder settings return to the settings in effect before the remote control unit was connected. Structure of the paint adjustment data The non-volatile memory of the camcorder used for storing paint adjustment data consists of two regions as shown below: one is the “independent...
  • Page 52: Chapter 3 : Adjustments And Settings For Shooting

    Black balance adjustment 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...
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Black Balance

    Adjust the black balance and white balance again. Contact a Sony representative if this message continues to appear even after the black balance and white balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 54: Adjusting The White Balance

    For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual. Adjusting the white balance Set the switches and selectors as shown in the figure below. 2 3 4 1FILTER selector 2GAIN selector: Set as low as possible. 3OUTPUT/DCC switch: CAM 4WHITE BAL switch: A or B a) White balance setting values are stored in memory B only when the WHITE SWITCH <B>...
  • Page 55 AUTO W/B BAL switch The switch returns to the center position, and the adjustment is executed. During adjustment, the message “WHITE : OP” is displayed on the viewfinder screen (in display mode 2 or 3). The white balance adjustment ends in about one second with the message shown in the following figure, and the adjustment setting is automatically stored in the memory (A or...
  • Page 56: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Contact a Sony representative if this message continues to appear even after the white balance and black balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 57: Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    Setting the shutter mode and standard- mode shutter speed Once the shutter speed is selected, it is retained even when the camcorder power is turned off. Follow the procedure described in “Selecting the display items” on page 148 to set the VF DISPLAY MODE item to “2”...
  • Page 58 Note The settings selected on the SHT ENABLE page of the OPERATION menu become invalid when the RM-B150 Remote Control Unit is connected to the camcorder. MENU ON/OFF switch MENU knob (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.)
  • Page 59: Changing The Reference Value For Automatic Iris Adjustment

    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...
  • Page 60 Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. 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 highlights...
  • Page 61: Adjusting The Audio Level

    Adjusting the Audio Level Setting the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to AUTO automatically adjusts the input levels of the audio signal to be recorded in audio channels 1 and 2. You can also adjust the audio level manually. For audio channels 3 and 4, menu settings allow you to select automatic adjustment, manual adjustment, or fixed.
  • Page 62: Manually Adjusting The Audio Level Of The Mic In Connector

    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 63: Adjusting Audio Recording Levels

    To automatically select the same audio as on channels 1 and 2 On the AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, set the AUDIO CH3/4 MODE item to “CH 1/2”. CH-3 switch 1F: The audio signal from the front microphone is recorded. 2R: The audio signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1 connector is recorded.
  • Page 64: Setting The Time Data

    Setting the Time Data Setting the timecode The timecode setting range is from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) for the PDW-700. RESET/RETURN button DISP SEL...
  • Page 65: Synchronizing The Timecode

    Synchronizing the timecode You can synchronize the internal timecode generator of this camcorder with an external generator for the regeneration of an external timecode. You can also synchronize the timecode generators of other camcorders/VTRs with the internal generator of this camcorder.
  • Page 66 Example 2: Interconnecting a number of camcorders or timecode synchronization Reference camcorder To another camcorder to be synchronized 1TEST OUT 2TC OUT 3TC IN 4GENLOCK IN a) Set GENLOCK to ON on the GENLOCK page of the MAINTENANCE menu, if GENLOCK is set to OFF.
  • Page 67 Therefore, each camcorder can have its own user bit settings. You can lock the users bits of this camcorder to the user bits of external timecode by setting EXT- LK UBIT in the TIMECODE page of the MAINTENANCE menu to EXT.
  • Page 68: Chapter 4 : Shooting

    • PFD23A (capacity 23.3 GB) • PFD50DLA (capacity 50.0 GB) 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Notes • It is not possible to use the following discs for recording or playback on this unit:...
  • Page 69: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    V indication on the outside 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, then remove the disc.
  • Page 70: Formatting A Disc

    You need not return the screw to its original position after taking out the disc. Turning on the power makes the disc compartment mechanism operable again. Note Do not touch the disc or try to forcibly remove it until it has been completely ejected.
  • Page 71 • Full salvage of discs recorded by this camcorder can be performed with the PDW-HD1500 or PDW-700. Full salvage cannot be performed with any other XDCAM device. The following message may appear when you insert a disc that was not recorded normally. The “XXXX” in the message is a code for XDCAM devices that can salvage the disc.
  • Page 72: Basic Procedure For Shooting

    This section describes the basic procedures for shooting and recording. Before a shooting session, ensure that the camcorder is functioning properly. For details, see “Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting” on page 184. Basic procedure for shooting: from power supply to disc loading Attach a fully charged battery pack.
  • Page 73 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 or COLOR TEMP.
  • Page 74: Playing Back The Recorded Clip

    the original start, this creates a single continuous clip from the original start time. • The maximum number of clips that can be recorded on a single disc is 300. If an attempt is made to record more than 300 clips, the error message “MAX # Clips” appears, even if there is free capacity on the disc.
  • Page 75: Deleting The Recorded Clip

    To play back a clip, press the PREV button to move to the start frame of any clip, or press the F REV button to move to any position. After disc insertion The unit stops at the position of the disc when it was most recently ejected.
  • Page 76: Advanced Operations For Shooting

    “ON”. Repeat the step 2, as necessary. To record shot mark 1/2 When the camcorder is in recording or playback mode, operate the lens RET button as follows. Shot mark 1: Press the RET button once. Shot mark 2: Press the RET button twice in rapid succession.
  • Page 77 155. Notes • You can do a menu operation to change the Picture Cache time while the camcorder is in recording mode. However, the new setting takes effect only after the recording is finished. • In Picture Cache mode, the internal timecode generator operating mode is always F-RUN regardless of the setting of the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch.
  • Page 78: Retaking The Most Recent Clip

    In this case, the message “RE-TAKE NOT ALLOWED!” appears. When you want to replace the last clip with a new clip, delete the clip (see page 97).
  • Page 79 C0020.MXF C0002.MXF C0001.MXF TITLE00020 TITLE00020 TITLE00001 Clips recorded on Disc 1 C0017.MXF C0002.MXF C0001.MXF TITLE00037 TITLE00022 TITLE00021 Clips recorded on Disc 2 Setting the title prefix You can assign title prefixes by choosing from a prefix list stored in internal memory, or by entering the prefix directly.
  • Page 80 \\MSSONY\PRO\XDCAM\GENERAL\VA L_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 81: Assigning User-defined Names To Clips And Clip Lists

    MENU knob to move x 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 number You can set the initial value of the clip title serial number to 00001 (default) or to any 5-digit value.
  • Page 82 • Depending on the character type, the length of name (“C*” part) may be limited to 14 characters. (The limit for ASCII characters is 56 characters.) • All file name extensions are converted automatically to uppercase. • Titles are used as user-defined clip names on this unit.
  • Page 83 Fuji.MXF User-defined clip names can be used by FAM and FTP Sakura.SMI User-defined clip list names can be used by FAM and FTP To check clip names Press the THUMBNAIL button to display the thumbnail screen, and select the clip whose name you want to check.
  • Page 84: Chapter 5 : Operations In Gui Screens

    Operations in GUI Screens Chapter Overview You can perform scene searches, play the searched scenes, and select scenes (edit clip list) in Graphical User Interface (GUI) screens. The Switching between GUI screens The most important GUI screens are: Clip thumbnail screen: Displays thumbnails of clips on the disc.
  • Page 85: Information And Controls In Thumbnail Screens

    Clip playback screen TCR 00 : 23 : 00 . 26 STILL 001/036 THUMBNAIL Unlit ESSENCE MARK Unlit SUB CLIP DISC MENU a), b) Clip list playback screen TCR 00 : 00 : 18 . 01 SHUTTLE STILL F0008 : 003/005 Unlit THUMBNAIL ESSENCE...
  • Page 86: Clip Name

    use this screen to work with clips – deleting or locking them, selecting their index pictures, adding them to clip lists, and so on. Clip:C0006 TC 00:23:00:25 TC 00:23:40:07 TC 00:24:45:11 TC 00:25:49:23 TC 00:26:22:10 TC 00:27:19:04 TC 00:28:06:09 TC 00:28:22:02 TC 00:23:34:18 30 NOV 2005 13:38 DATE&TIME...
  • Page 87: Clip List

    e Lock icon This icon appears when the clip is locked (protected) (see page 96). Clips cannot be deleted and their clip information cannot be changed when this mark is displayed. Clip list thumbnail screen This screen displays thumbnails of the clips in the current clip list.
  • Page 88 Note To display the clip title, Settings >Display Title in the Disc Menu needs to be set to On. f Duration Displays the time from the selected thumbnail to the next one. Chapter thumbnail screen The sections between essence marks (shot marks that have been set in clips, and Rec Start essence marks) are called chapters.
  • Page 89: Displaying Menus

    Note The total number of essence marks is the total number of essence marks that have been set in all clips on the disc. d Scrollbar See the description in “Clip thumbnail screen” (page 85). e Clip date and time Displays the date and time when the clip that contains the selected thumbnail was recorded or last modified.
  • Page 90 Disc Menu The Disc Menu allows you to do the following. Item Load Clip List Save Clip List Save Clip list As... Delete Clip List Clear Clip List Lock or Delete All Clips Sub-Item Lock All Clips Unlock All Clips Delete All Clips Disc Properties Format Disc...
  • Page 91: Gui Screen Operations

    Clip list thumbnail screen Clip List:E0001 TC 00:00:00:00 TC 00:00:04:14 TC 00:00:12:04 TC 00:00:28:08 TC 00:00:35:15 TC 00:00:46:08 TC 00:00:59:16 TC 00:01:06:18 TC 00:01:13:11 28 JUL 2006 19:55 00:01:31:16 DATE&TIME TOTAL DUR 1 + 2 Disc Menu Load Clip List Save Clip List Save Clip List As...
  • Page 92: Thumbnail Operations

    Thumbnail Operations You can use thumbnail screens to display clip information and to find, protect, and delete clips. The thumbnails provide visual confirmation of these and other operations. Selecting thumbnails The thumbnail selection frame (see page 86) indicates the currently selected thumbnail. To move the thumbnail selection frame Turn the MENU knob, or press the arrow buttons.
  • Page 93 See “Selecting thumbnails” (page 92) for more information. Using the expand function to find scenes The expand function allows you to divide a selected clip into equally sized blocks, and to display thumbnails of the first frame in each block. This is a quick and efficient way to review the selected clip and search for target scenes.
  • Page 94: Playing The Scene You Have Found

    Select OK to delete the mark, or Cancel to cancel the deletion, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. To adjust the position of shot marks at chapter positions You can use the chapter thumbnail screen to adjust the position of shot marks (Shot Mark1 and Shot Mark2) at chapter positions.
  • Page 95: Changing Clip Index Pictures

    Select Clip Information. A window appears in which you can select the information to display. Thumbnail Menu Clip Information Return to Upper Menu Date Time Code Duration Sequence Number Select the items that you want to display. Return to Upper Menu: Returns to the Thumbnail Menu Date: Date and time of creation, or date and time of the more recent modification...
  • Page 96: Checking Clip Properties

    After pressing the RESET/RETURN button to return to the clip thumbnail screen, check to make sure that the newly selected frame is displayed as the index picture. Checking clip properties You can check clip properties such as the title, timecode, duration, date and time of creation, and date and time of the more recent modification.
  • Page 97: Deleting Clips

    To unlock a specific clip See page 91 for more information about thumbnail screen operations. In the clip thumbnail screen, select the thumbnail of the clip that you want to unlock. Display the Thumbnail Menu. Select Lock/Unlock Clip. A message appears asking you to confirm the unlocking.
  • Page 98: Scene Selection (clip List Editing)

    A message appears asking you to confirm that you want to delete all clips. Select OK to execute the deletion, or Cancel to cancel it, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Note Locked clips cannot be deleted. Scene Selection (Clip List Editing) Scene Selection (Clip List Editing)
  • Page 99: Creating And Editing Clip Lists

    Clip lists You can use the scene selection function to select clips from the clips saved on a disc and create a cut edit list called a “clip list”. Clip lists have numbers beginning with E, for example E0001. Up to 99 clip lists can be saved on a disc.
  • Page 100 Add sub clips: Use the Add Sub Clips command to add the clips you want to use to a clip list. You can add up to 300 sub clips to one clip list.This operation can be carried out in the following thumbnail screens.
  • Page 101 Press the RESET/RETURN button. This returns you to the clip thumbnail screen. Repeat steps 1 to 6 as required to add more clips. Save the clip list (see page 103). In step 1, you can hold down the SHIFT button when you press the SET/S.SEL button.
  • Page 102 Move the I cursor to the point where you want to move the selected thumbnails. Press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. The sub clips are moved to the I cursor position. Repeat steps 1 to 5 as required. Save the clip list (see page 103).
  • Page 103 To play the clip list Use the clip list thumbnail screen to play the clip list (see page 94). To change the starting timecode of clip lists The timecode of clip lists is continuous timecode, unrelated to the timecode of the original clips. By default the timecode (LTC) of the start of the clip list is 00:00:00:00, but it can be set to any value.
  • Page 104: Managing Clip Lists

    See page 91 for more information about thumbnail screen operations. In the clip list thumbnail screen, display the Disc Menu (see page 90). Select Save Clip List, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. The clip list is saved. However, Save Clip List As...
  • Page 105: Disc Operations

    Select OK, and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob. To sort clip lists See page 91 for more information about thumbnail screen operations. In the clip list thumbnail screen, display the Disc Menu. Select Settings, and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob.
  • Page 106 Select Format Disc, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. A message appears asking you to confirm the format. Format Disc All Clips, Clip Lists and Non-AV Data (General Files) will be Deleted. Format OK? Select OK, and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob.
  • Page 107: Shortcut List

    Shortcut List You can access many functions from the keyboard, without displaying a menu (shortcut operations). Shortcuts are available for the following functions. The plus sign (+) indicates that one Function Clip List Thumbnail (display clip list thumbnail screen) Expand Thumbnail (display expand thumbnail screen) Chapter Thumbnail (display chapter thumbnail screen) Essence Mark Thumbnail (display essence mark thumbnail screen)
  • Page 108: Menu Organization

    Menu Displays and Detailed Settings Chapter Menu Organization The following chart shows the organization of menus in this camcorder. TOP MENU USER [A] USER MENU CUSTOMIZE OPERATION [B] PAINT [C] MAINTENANCE [D] FILE [E] DIAGNOSIS [F] [A] USER menu USER...
  • Page 109: Top Menu And Top-level Menus

    OPERATION menu This menu contains items for changing settings according to conditions related to the subject when the camcorder is being operated. PAINT menu This menu contains items for making detailed image adjustments while using a waveform monitor to monitor the waveforms output by the camera.
  • Page 110 You can save up to five scene files in the camcorder memory and up to 100 scene files in a “Memory Stick”. For example, first adjust the settings to shoot a rehearsal of a particular scene and then save them as a scene file.
  • Page 111: Menu List

    Menu List Tips • The bold-faced numbers designate the pages that have been registered in the USER menu at the factory. • The bold-faced settings are the factory default settings. • The initial value of items with a setting range of –99 to 99 is 0. •...
  • Page 112 No. Page Item OUTPUT 2 LIVE & PLAY DOWN CON MODE WIDE ID SUPER IMPOSE SUPER(VFDISP) SUPER(MENU) SUPER(TC) SUPER(MARKER) LCD COLOR MARKER&ZEBRA REC FUNCTION CACHE REC CACHE REC TIME ASSIGNABLE ASSIGN SW <1> ASSIGN SW <2> ASSIGN SW <3> ASSIGN SW <4> ASSIGN SW <RET>...
  • Page 113 No. Page Item VF DISP 1 VF DISP VF DISP MODE DISP EXTENDER DISP FILTER DISP WHITE DISP GAIN DISP SHUTTER DISP AUDIO DISP DISC DISP IRIS VF DISP 2 DISP ZOOM DISP COLOR TEMP DISP BATT REMAIN INT/VOLT/AUTO DISP DC IN DISP WRR RF LVL DISP REC FORMAT DISP CLIP NO(PB)
  • Page 114 No. Page Item MARKER 1 MARKER CENTER CENTER MARK SAFTY ZONE SAFTY AREA ASPECT ASPECT SELECT ASPECT MASK ASPECT MASK LVL 100% MARKER MARKER 2 USER BOX USER BOX WIDTH USER BOX HEIGHT USER BOX H POS USER BOX V POS CENTER H POS CENTER V POS ASPECT SAFE ZONE OFF/ON...
  • Page 115 No. Page Item 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 OFF/ON SHOT SERIAL NO...
  • Page 116 No. Page Item OFFSET WHT OFFSET WHITE <A> OFF/ON WARM-COOL <A> WARM-COOL BAL <A> OFFSET WHITE <B> OFF/ON WARM-COOL <B> WARM-COOL BAL <B> SHT ENABLE SHUTTER ECS SHUTTER 1/60 SHUTTER 1/100 SHUTTER 1/125 SHUTTER 1/250 SHUTTER 1/500 SHUTTER 1/1000 SHUTTER 1/2000 LENS FILE LENS FILE SELECT F.ID...
  • Page 117: Paint Menu

    No. Page Item CLIP TITLE TITLE SELECT PREFIX (when the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) CLEAR NUMERIC (when the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) LOAD PREFIX DATA (when the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) PREFIX (when the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) NUMERIC (when the...
  • Page 118 No. Page Item WHITE COLOR TEMP <A> C TEMP BAL <A> R GAIN <A> B GAIN <A> COLOR TEMP <B> C TEMP BAL <B> R GAIN <B> B GAIN <B> BLACK/FLARE MASTER BLACK R BLACK B BLACK MASTER FLARE R FLARE G FLARE B FLARE FLARE...
  • Page 119 No. Page Item BLACK BLACK GAMMA GAMMA BLACK GAM RANGE MASTER BLK GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA G BLACK GAMMA B BLACK GAMMA TEST OUT SELECT KNEE KNEE KNEE POINT KNEE SLOPE KNEE SATURATION OFF/ON KNEE SAT LEVEL WHITE CLIP WHITE CLIP LEVEL NTSC: 90.0% to DETAIL 1 DETAIL APERTURE...
  • Page 120 No. Page Item DETAIL 2 KNEE APERTURE KNEE APT LVL DETAIL LIMIT DTL WHT LMT DTL BLK LMT DTL V-BLK LMT V DTL CREATION H/V CONTROL MODE SD DETAIL SD DETAIL SD DETAIL LEVEL SD CRISPENING SD DTL WHT LIMIT (–99 to 99) SD DTL BLK LIMIT SD LEVEL DEPEND SD LV DEPEND LVL (–99 to 99)
  • Page 121 No. Page Item SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETAIL ALL SKIN DETECT SKIN AREA IND SKIN DTL SELECT SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETAIL LVL SKIN DTL SAT SKIN DTL HUE SKIN DTL WIDTH MTX LINEAR MATRIX MATRIX(USER) MATRIX(PRESET) MATRIX(PRST) SEL MATRIX(USER) R-G (–99 to 99) MATRIX(USER) R-B (–99 to 99) MATRIX(USER) G-R (–99 to 99) MATRIX(USER) G-B (–99 to 99)
  • Page 122 No. Page Item MTX MULTI MATRIX MATRIX (MULTI) MATRIX AREA IND MATRIX COLOR MTX (MULTI) AXIS MTX (MULTI) HUE MTX (MULTI) SAT V MOD MODULATION MASTER VMOD R VMOD G VMOD B VMOD TEST OUT SELECT SATURATION LOW KEY SAT L KEY SAT LEVEL L KEY SAT RANGE Y BLACK GAMMA...
  • Page 123: Maintenance Menu

    – 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 124 No. Page Item 02 BLACK BLK SHAD CH SHADING TEST OUT SELECT R/G/B BLK H R/G/B BLK H PARA R/G/B BLK V R/G/B BLK V PARA BLACK SAW/ PARA MASTER BLACK (–99 to 99) MASTER GAIN(TMP) 03 LEVEL VBS VIDEO ADJUST LEVEL HD-Y LEVEL...
  • Page 125 Sets the voltage level of the battery at which the END warning should be issued. 11.5V to 11.8V Used when a battery pack other than a Sony battery to 17.0V (in pack is used. Sets the voltage level of the battery at 0.1V steps)
  • Page 126 No. Page Item 05 BATTERY 2 TYPE DETECTION SEGMENT NO.7 11.0V to 17.0V SEGMENT NO.6 11.0V to 16.0V SEGMENT NO.5 11.0V to 15.0V SEGMENT NO.4 11.0V to 14.0V SEGMENT NO.3 11.0V to 13.0V SEGMENT NO.2 11.0V to 12.0V SEGMENT NO.1 11.0V to 17.0 V Menu List Settings Description...
  • Page 127 No. Page Item 06 AUDIO-1 FRONT MIC SELECT AUDIO CH3/4 MODE REAR XLR AUTO FRONT MIC REF –60dB/–50dB/– REAR MIC REF MIN ALARM SP ATT LEVEL HEADPHONE 07 AUDIO-2 AU REF LEVEL AU REF OUT AU CH12 AGC MODE AU CH34 AGC MODE AU AGC SPEC AU LIMITER...
  • Page 128 FIX/FRONT Selects the audio level recorded on channel 3. FIX: Fixed FRONT: Level as adjusted by the MIC LEVEL control on the front panel of the camcorder FIX/FRONT Selects the audio level recorded on channel 4. FIX: Fixed FRONT: Level as adjusted by the MIC LEVEL...
  • Page 129 No. Page Item 09 WRR WRR VALID CH SETTING WRR CH SELECT WRR DELAY COMP TX*(*: channel number) TX* AUDIO PEAK(*: channel number) TX* INPUT LEVEL(*: channel number) TX* ATT LEVEL(*: channel number) TX* LCF FREQ(*: channel number) TX* SYSTEM DELAY(*: channel number) f) Settings...
  • Page 130 No. Page Item 10 TIMECODE TC OUT DF/NDF (when SYSTEM FREQUENCY is set to “59.94i”) EXT-LK DF/NDF (when SYSTEM FREQUENCY is set to “59.94i”) EXT-LK UBIT LTC UBIT WATCH AUTO UBIT GROUP ID 000/101 11 ESSENCE RET SHOT MARK MARK 1 RET SHOT MARK 2 INDEX PIC.
  • Page 131 No. Page Item 12 CAM REC TALLY CONFIG 1 BLINK REC START BEEP SUB LCD MODE SUB LCD TIMER 1H/3H/8H HDSDI REMOTE 13 CAM TEST SAW CONFIG 2 SELECT COLOR BAR SELECT USER & ALL ONLY RM COMMON MEMORY RM REC START SHT DISP MODE SEC/DEG Settings Description...
  • Page 132 No. Page Item 14 PRESET COLOR TEMP WHITE <P> C TEMP BAL <P> (–99 to 99) R GAIN <P> G GAIN <P> AWB ENABLE <P> 15 WHITE ND FILTER FILTER CTEMP ND FLT CTEMP <1> ND FLT CTEMP 16 DCC ADJUST DCC FUNCTION DCC D RANGE DCC POINT DCC GAIN...
  • Page 133 No. Page Item 17 AUTO IRIS 2 IRIS WINDOW IRIS WINDOW IRIS LEVEL IRIS APL RATIO (–99 to 99) IRIS VAR WIDTH 20 to 240 to 479 Adjusts the width of detection frame when the auto IRIS VAR HEIGHT IRIS VAR H POS –460 to 0 to IRIS VAR V POS –235 to 0 to IRIS SPEED CLIP HIGH...
  • Page 134: File Menu

    Other END when TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page is set to “OTHER”. c) 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”.
  • Page 135 No. Page Item USER FILE 2 STORE USR PRESET EXEC CLEAR USR PRESET EXEC CUSTOMIZE RESET EXEC LOAD CUSTOM DATA LOAD OUT OF USER OFF/ON BEFORE FILE PAGE OFF/ON USER LOAD WHITE OFF/ON ALL FILE ALL FILE LOAD ALL FILE SAVE F.ID ALL PRESET STORE ALL PRESET EXEC...
  • Page 136 No. Page Item SCENE FILE STANDARD SCENE RECALL SCENE STORE F.ID REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE EXEC REFERENCE CLEAR EXEC REFERENCE LOAD REFERENCE SAVE F. ID SCENE WHITE DATA OFF/ON Menu List Settings Description STANDARD For details, see “Saving and Loading Scene Files” on page STANDARD 165.
  • Page 137 No. Page Item LENS FILE 1 LENS FILE RECALL EXEC LENS FILE STORE F.ID SOURCE LENS NO OFFSET LENS AUTO RECALL L.ID L.MF LENS FILE 2 LENS M VMOD LENS CENTER H LENS CENTER V TEST OUT SELECT LENS R FLARE LENS G FLARE LENS B FLARE LENS W-R OFST...
  • Page 138: Diagnosis Menu

    No. Page Item LENS FILE 3 SHADING CH SEL TEST OUT SELECT LENS R/G/B H SAW LENS R/G/B H PARA LENS R/G/B V SAW LENS R/G/B V PARA MEMORY M.S. FORMAT STICK M.S. IN > JUMP TO a) “EX” is displayed when the extender is on, and “0.8” is displayed when the shrinker is on.
  • Page 139 No. Page Item ROM VERSION 1 PACKAGE: X.XX SY1: X.XX SY2K: X.XX SY2U: X.XX DRV: X.XX AT: X.XX FP: X.XX ROM VERSION 2 LVIS: X.XX TSYS: X.XX TMBP: X.XX FAM: X.XX LABY: X.XX BRDG: X.XX PIER: X.XX CAVA: X.XX ROM VERSION 3 DSP0: X.XX DSP2: X.XX PRXA: X.XX DEV STATUS...
  • Page 140: Menu Operations

    5POWER switch To use the MENU ON/OFF switch, open the cover of the menu operating section. When the camcorder is powered on, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON to display the menu on the viewfinder screen and the LCD monitor.
  • Page 141 To scroll pages ?001 OUTPUT1 SDI OUT1 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SUPER : TEST OUT SELECT: TEST OUT SUPER : When ? blinks, turn the MENU knob to switch pages. To select a menu or setting item 001 OUTPUT1 SDI OUT1 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SUPER :...
  • Page 142 Note If the TOP menu has not been displayed since the camcorder is powered on, “TOP” does not appear at the upper right on the above screen, and you cannot go to the TOP menu. In this case, follow the procedure in “To display the TOP menu”...
  • Page 143: Using The User Menu (example Menu Operation)

    To display the TOP menu when another menu is displayed Move b to “TOP” displayed at the top right of each page of the menu, and press the MENU knob. Or flick the CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch repeatedly to ESCAPE until the TOP menu is displayed.
  • Page 144: Editing The User Menu

    MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. 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 cancel a change or return to the standard settings...
  • Page 145 If a different page other than the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU knob until the desired page appears, then press the MENU knob. Example: when the USER 9 EDIT page is selected E10 USER 9 EDIT Press the MENU knob. Then select the line where you want to add an item, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 146 Select the position to which you want to move the item, and press the MENU knob. The item selected in step 2 moves to the position that you selected in step 4. To insert a blank line Follow steps 1 to 3 in “To add a new page”...
  • Page 147: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    Press the MENU knob. Then select the page that you want to delete, and press the MENU knob. The EDIT FUNCTION page appears. Select DELETE, and press the MENU knob. The previously displayed page appears again, and the message “DELETE OK? YES b NO”...
  • Page 148: Setting The Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen And The Lcd Monitor

    Setting the Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen and the LCD Monitor This section explains the menu settings for the display of the viewfinder screen. These settings are also used for the display of the LCD monitor in the same way. Selecting the display items To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen (with the viewfinder...
  • Page 149: Change Confirmation/adjustment Progress Messages

    VF DISP 3 page Item Description LOW LIGHT Turns on and off the on-screen warning that the average level of the video has dropped beneath a set level. LOW LIGHT LEVEL Sets the LOW LIGHT threshold value. VF BATT WARNING Specifies the remaining battery capacity level that starts the flashing...
  • Page 150: Setting The Viewfinder

    For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 140. Select the desired item, and press the MENU knob. You can set the following items on the MARKER 1 and MARKER 2 pages. MARKER 1 page Item Description MARKER To hide all markers, set to “OFF”.
  • Page 151: Recording Shot Data Superimposed On The Color Bars

    Select the desired item, and press the MENU knob. You can set the following items on the VF SETTING page. Item Description ZEBRA Turns the zebra display on or off. ZEBRA SELECT Selects ZEBRA 1, ZEBRA 2 or BOTH. ZEBRA 1 DET. LVL Adjusts the level of the zebra 1 (20% to 70% to 107%)
  • Page 152: Setting The Shot Id

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set all of the desired items. To carry out superimposed recording To actually record the items selected for superimposed recording on the SHOT DISP page, set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to BARS, DCC OFF.
  • Page 153: Displaying The Status Confirmation Screens

    PRST/ESCAPE switch to ESCAPE. Displaying the status confirmation screens You can confirm the settings or status of the camcorder on the LCDs by displaying the following four screen. ABNORMAL <!> screen This window allows you to confirm why the ! (warning) indicator lights in the viewfinder.
  • Page 154: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    Item Description STATUS Selects whether or not the ABNORMAL ABNORMAL window is displayed (ON or OFF). STATUS Displays (ON) or hides SYSTEM (OFF) the SYSTEM menu. STATUS Selects whether or not the FUNCTION FUNCTION window is displayed (ON or OFF). STATUS Selects whether or not the AUDIO...
  • Page 155: Selecting The Output Signals

    Item Description TURBO OFF: When you operate the SW IND GAIN selector after pressing the button to which the TURBO GAIN function has been assigned once, the video gain is changed according to the GAIN selector operation. ON: When the video gain is boosted to the video gain to the value preset by pressing the button to which the...
  • Page 156 For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 140. You can assign functions by using the following items. Item Description ASSIGN SW Assigns the function to <1> ASSIGN 1 (push-type) switch. ASSIGN SW Assigns the function to <2>...
  • Page 157: Setting Power Saving Functions

    a) Even when the MARKER item is set to OFF on the MARKER page of the USER menu, the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch allows you to display or not to display all markers. b) This function cannot be assigned to the RET button on the lens.
  • Page 158: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    Turn the MENU knob to select the desired setting, and press the MENU knob. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set all of the desired items. Setting the color temperature manually You can manually adjust the value of the white balance by setting the color temperature.
  • Page 159: Selecting The Lens File

    Item Description WARM- Adjusts the value more COOL BAL precisely if the adjustment by <B> WARM-COOL <B> is not satisfactory. Set the WHITE BAL switch to the channel (A or B) that you want to set. Note If the WHITE BAL switch is not set to A or B, the adjusted value is not reflected in the video output even though you carry out the following operation.
  • Page 160 If the time zone is not set, the UTC is not recorded correctly. • When you change the time zone, adjust the internal clock to local time and turn the power of the camcorder off and then the power on again.
  • Page 161: Chapter 7 : Saving And Loading User Setting Data

    ”Memory Sticks” usable with this camcorder With this camcorder, you can use a Sony “Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not exceed 4 GB, and “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
  • Page 162: Saving And Recalling User Files

    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”. Insert the “Memory Stick” then proceed as follows.
  • Page 163 MEMORY Circuit or Recheck and STICK ERROR “Memory consult a Sony (flashing) Stick” fault. service representative. To set the file ID You can set an file ID before you save your data as a user file. This will help you identify the user file quickly.
  • Page 164: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    EXEC Note The data loaded from the “Memory Stick” overwrites the data saved in the camcorder. (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) Display the USER FILE page of the FILE menu, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 165: Returning The User File Settings To The Standard Settings

    You can save up to five scene files in the camcorder memory and up to 100 scene files in a “Memory Stick” . You can also load data from the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 166 If files have been saved in the page selected in step 3, those files are replaced with files loaded from the camcorder memory. For example, files from 001 to 005 are replaced by the above procedure. To set the file ID You can set an file ID before you save your data as a scene file.
  • Page 167: Loading Scene Files

    To load the scene file stored in the camcorder, select the desired file number, and press the MENU knob. s on the left of the file number changes to x. The camcorder is set up according to the loaded scene file. F04 SCENE FILE :SCENE 25...
  • Page 168: Returning The Scene File Settings To The Standard Settings

    • 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 169 • When any of the following menu pages is already displayed. - A file-related page such as the USER FILE page of the FILE menu - MEMORY STICK, ALL FILE, SCENE FILE, LENS FILE, REFERENCE or ROM VERSION page Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 170: Chapter 8 : File Operations

    File Operations Chapter 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 ways to connect a remote computer.
  • Page 171 Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the end of the file. Partial read: Read only a part of the data in the file. Root directory File name Content INDEX.XML Contains data for management of the material on the disc. Contains conversion tables for ALIAS.XML assigning user-defined names...
  • Page 172 f) When the “C*” part of a C*.MXF file name is changed, a C*M01.XML file with the same name in the “C*” part is also changed automatically. g) When a C*.MXF file is created, a C*M01.XML file with the same name in the “C*” part is created automatically.
  • Page 173 General directory File name Content Any file a) UTF-8 file names can be up to 63 bytes in length. (Depending on the character type, file names (including extension) may be limited to 21 characters.) b) Only when the Write Inhibit tab on the disc is set to enable recording.
  • Page 174: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Windows)

    Turn the MENU knob to select “ENABL”, then press the MENU knob. The message “Valid after power off.” appears. Power the camcorder off, and then power it on again. The setting made in step 3 is enabled. Making FAM connections If there is a disc loaded in this unit, put the unit into the following state.
  • Page 175: Operating On Files

    The Stop a Hardware device dialog appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-700 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click “OK”. In Windows XP, “Sony XDCAM PDW-700 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” is deleted from the list of hardware devices. In Windows Vista, the message “This device can be safely removed from your computer.”...
  • Page 176: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Macintosh)

    To make a reconnection To reconnect after exiting file operations, do one of the following, depending on whether an i.LINK cable is connected. i.LINK cable is not connected: Connect this unit and a remote computer with an i.LINK cable. i.LINK cable is connected: Disconnect the i.LINK cable from either this unit or the remote computer, wait for at least 10 seconds, and then reconnect the disconnected...
  • Page 177: Operating On Files

    Unsaved current clip list: Save or clear If this unit is connected to a remote computer by FTP, log out from the FTP session (see page 179). Connect the (i.LINK) S400 connector on this unit to the i.LINK (IEEE1394) connector on the remote computer, using an i.LINK cable.
  • Page 178: Ftp File Operations

    FTP File Operations File operations between this unit and a remote computer can be carried out by the File Transfer Protocol (called FTP below). Preparations Connect the network connectors of this unit and a remote computer with a network cable. Or connect this unit to the network to which the remote computer is connected.
  • Page 179: Command List

    When the user name is verified, your are prompted to enter a password. Enter the password and press the Enter key. The password is set to “pdw-700” when the unit is shipped from the factory. The login is complete when the password is verified.
  • Page 180 <type-code> can be any of the following. However, for XDCAM, data is always transferred as “I”, regardless of the type-code specification. • A: ASCII - N: Non-print - T: Telnet format - C: ASA Carriage Control • E: EBCDIC - N: Non-print - T: Telnet format - C: ASA Carriage Control •...
  • Page 181 2) *: 0001 to 0099 3) The unit can handle files with user-defined names in the “C*” and “E*”parts. Notes • For C*.MXF files, some data, such as file header metadata, may be missing. • Depending on the transfer destination directory and the file type, transfer may not be possible.
  • Page 182 Moves to a directory as follows, depending on whether a directory is specified with <path-name>. • Directory specified: To the specified directory • No specification: To the root directory Input example: CWD General CDUP Moves one level up in the directory structure (makes the parent of the current directory be the current directory).
  • Page 183: Recording Continuous Timecode With Fam And Ftp Connections

    Syntax: SITE MEID <CRLF> 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> For XDCAM, sent in a format like “200 MXF DISK 1” (200 is a response code).
  • Page 184: Chapter 9 : Maintenance

    Maintenance Chapter Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for a shooting session, preferably by operating the camcorder together with a color video monitor. Preparations for Testing Attach a fully charged battery pack.
  • Page 185 FRONT, and check that when sound is input to a microphone connected to the 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 186: Testing The Vdr

    Press the RESET button and check that the indication in the counter display on each of the LCD monitor and monochrome LCD is “00:00:00:00”. Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting Press the F REV button, then press the PLAY/PAUSE button. Check that fast reverse playback and normal playback are performed.
  • Page 187 Press the REC START button, and check that recording starts and that the timecode indication in the counter display changes. Press the REC START button again, and check that recording stops and that the timecode indication stops changing. Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting...
  • Page 188: Maintenance

    Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN, and check that the timecode indication starts changing again and continues to change even when you restart recording and stop recording again. Set the DISPLAY switch to U-BIT, and check that the user bit data that was set is displayed.
  • Page 189: Note About The Battery Terminal

    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 190: Operation Warnings

    Operation Warnings If a problem occurs when the camcorder is powered or is being operated, a warning is issued by various visible and audible indicators. These visible and audible indicators are: • In the status display on the LCD monitor: a warning message (“A” in the “Layout of the table of warning messages”...
  • Page 191: Warning Messages

    Recording/playback continues but stops when an error occurs on the drive. REC/TALLY BATT — Action to take Turn off the power and consult a Sony service representative. REC/TALLY BATT — Action to take Protect the unit from shocks and vibrations.
  • Page 192 Warning State indication DISC flash Problem Disc almost full. Warning State indication — — Problem Nine or fewer clips remain until the upper limit of 300 is reached. Warning State indication DISC and E flash Problem Disc full. Warning State indication —...
  • Page 193: Operation/alarm Messages

    EEPROM invalid. Contact a Sony service DATA NG! representative. DCP/DR EEPROM DATA NG! a) Contact a Sony service representative to exchange the battery. WARNING Warning sound indicator VDR operation Operation continues. WARNING Warning sound...
  • Page 194 Sony service representative. NVRAM NG! An error was detected while accessing internal memory. Power the unit off and contact a Sony service representative. Update Err! A firmware update failed. Power the unit off and contact a Sony...
  • Page 195 Unknown The USB connector of this unit is for maintenance purposes only. Do not connect a USB device for any purpose other than maintenance. Alarm messages during thumbnail search, scene selection, and clip list operations An alarm message may appear in the LCD monitor during thumbnail search, scene selection, and clip list operations.
  • Page 196: Appendix

    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.
  • Page 197 Fitting the zoom lens It is important to fit the lens correctly, as otherwise damage may result. Be sure to refer to the section “Mounting the Lens” on page 40. Viewfinder • Do not leave the unit with the eyepiece pointing directly at the sun.
  • Page 198: Specifications

    Specifications General Power voltage 12 V DC +5.0/–1.0 V Power consumption Approx. 40W Approx. 44W Approx. 46W 1) Recording, main unit only, power from battery pack, VDR SAVE/STBY switch set to SAVE, LCD monitor on (backlight: low). 2) Recording, options installed (HDVF-20A viewfinder, ECM-680S microphone, lens), power from battery pack, VDR SAVE/STBY switch set to SAVE, LCD monitor on (backlight: low).
  • Page 199: Optical Disc Drive Section

    0.02% or less for entire screen area (excluding distortion due to lens) Geometric distortion None identified (excluding distortion due to lens) Smear –135 dB LCD panel 3.5 inches Pixel resolution: 250,880 pixels Optical disc drive section General Usable disc PFD50DLA Professional Disc (capacity: 50.0 GB) PFD23A Professional Disc (capacity: 23.3 GB)
  • Page 200: Supplied Accessories

    AC-DN10/DN2B AC Adaptor Viewfinder and related equipment HDVF-20A/200/C35W Viewfinder BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket Note Contact a Sony service representative for information about the viewfinders able to use the BKW-401. Equipment for remote control RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 201 STORAGE 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...
  • Page 202: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    When you use the DWR-S01D Digital Wireless Receiver in combination with this camcorder, you need to check both of their versions. Consult a Sony representative for information about these versions. b) The carrying case is large enough to hold the camcorder with lens and microphone mounted.
  • Page 203: Using Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    Using 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 204: About Ijg (independent Jpeg Group)

    VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206. “PACKAGED MEDIA” means any storage media storing MPEG-2 video information such as DVD movie which are sold/distributed to general consumers.
  • Page 205 “Memory Stick”. This may damage the data. 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 206 • “Memory Stick” and Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick-ROM” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 207: Index

    Index Symbols ! (warning) indicator 30 +48V/OFF switches 28 Numerics 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX 27 5600K function 156 AC power 34 ACCESS indicator 20 Accessories 202 Additional equipment 200 ALARM knob 18 ALL menu 109 Area of use, setting 38 Arrow buttons 25 ASSIGN switches 17, 26 assigning functions 155 ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) 19...
  • Page 208 Date, setting 39 DC IN connector 15 DC OUT 12V connector 15 DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control) 18 DIAGNOSIS menu 110, 138 Digital hours meter 138 Diopter adjustment ring 29 Directory structure 170 Disc capacity 68 formatting 70, 105 loading and unloading 69 operations 105 playback conditions 75 playback start position 74...
  • Page 209 Iris setting/auto iris override 32 Iris, automatic adjustment 59 LCD monitor 20 selecting display items 148 status display 22 Lens cable clamp 16 LENS connector 16 Lens file, selecting 159 Lens locking lever 16 Lens mount 16 Lens mount cap 16 Lens mount securing rubber 15 Lens, mounting 40 Lid of the disc compartment 26...
  • Page 210 REC indicator 30 REC START button 16 Recording using memory cache 76 Recording format 52 Recording review 73 Red tally indicator 30 Remaining battery capacity indicator 24 Remaining clips display 32 Remaining disc capacity 32 Remaining disc capacity indicator 24 REMOTE connector 28 Remote control unit, connecting 50 RESET/RETURN button 21...
  • Page 211 UHF portable tuner, attaching 44 UMID data, settng 159 USB connector 27 User bits, setting 64 USER menu 109 editing 144 resetting 147 USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu 109 User menu data loading 164 saving 162 VDR SAVE/STBY switch 18 VF connector 15 Video format 23, 31 Video light, connecting 48 Viewfinder...
  • Page 212 Index...
  • Page 213 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 portion of this manual or the...

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