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3-271-548-11 (1)
Professional Disc
Camcorder
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
PDW-F335L
PDW-F335K
© 2007 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-271-548-11 (1) Professional Disc Camcorder Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. PDW-F335L PDW-F335K © 2007 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the top. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No. WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
  • Page 3 E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3 (urban outdoors) and 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: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ... 7 Before Use ...7 Frame Frequency Indications for Interlaced Signals ...7 Chapter 1 Overview Product Configurations ... 8 Features ... 9 Camera Features ...9 Features of the Optical Disc Drive (VDR) ...9 Input/Output Features ...11 Other Features...11 Location and Function of Parts ...
  • Page 5 Setting the Thumbnail Image at Recording Time ...65 Recording – Advanced Operations ... 66 Time-lapse Video Recording (Interval Rec Function) ...66 Starting a Shoot with a Few Seconds of Pre- Stored Picture Data (Picture Cache Function) ...68 Assigning User-Defined Clip Titles Automatically ...69 Assigning User-Defined Clip and Clip List Names...71...
  • Page 6 Loading Saved Data from a “Memory Stick” ...148 Saving and Loading Scene Files ... 149 Saving a Scene File...149 Loading Scene Files...151 Resetting the Settings of the Camcorder to the Standard Settings...152 Chapter 7 File Operation Overview ... 154 Directory Structure ...154 File Operation Restrictions ...155...
  • Page 7: Foreword

    Foreword Before Use After purchasing this unit, before operating, it is necessary to set the region of use and the frame frequency. (Unless these settings are made, the unit will not operate.) For details of these settings, see “Setting the Area of Use and the Frame Frequency”...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Overview

    Overview Product Configurations The PDW-F335 Professional Disc Camcorder series includes the models PDW-F335L and PDW-F335K, with different product configurations. The components and PDW-F335K VCL-719BXS Auto Focus Lens PDW-F335L Stereo Microphone Test chart for flange focal length adjustment a) Use a tripod adaptor with a suffix of “-E” or later on the model name.
  • Page 9: Features

    The use of Professional Disc adds high reliability to recording and playback, and the unit also includes many playback and editing functions exploiting the possibilities of random access. 1) XDCAM and “Professional Disc” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. 2) HD: High Definition 3) SD: Standard Definition Camera Features...
  • Page 10 application. Recording in the DVCAM format is also supported. The audio is recorded as four channels or two channels , uncompressed. 1) The recording mode can be selected from the three modes: HQ (High Quality), SP (Standard Play) and LP (Long Play). 2) DVCAM recording is available for four channels only.
  • Page 11: Input/output Features

    Input/Output Features Equipped with an i.LINK connector The i.LINK connector on this unit supports the following two functions. DV stream output (AV/C mode connection): A DV stream can be output from the i.LINK connector on this unit, and recorded on a DV recorder or nonlinear editor supporting DV.
  • Page 12: Location And Function Of Parts

    1/2-inch lens. This connector is not used for a 1/2-inch lens which is connected by a hot shoe inside the lens mount. Consult your Sony dealer when you are using a lens other than VCL-719BXS (supplied with the PDW-F335K). Note When mounting or removing the lens on this unit, power off this unit first.
  • Page 13: Shutter Switch

    Normally set this to 1 (CLEAR). For shooting with the lens iris wide open for reduced depth of field, or when the subject is too brightly lit and the auto iris function does not operate correctly, select an appropriate position. When this selector is used with the menu item for filter selection display set to ON (see page 135), the new setting appears on the viewfinder screen for about 3 seconds.
  • Page 14: Right Side

    MAN. However, when using the interval recording mode, the video light is automatically turned on immediately before recording starts. • To ensure proper operation of the video light, Sony recommends the use of the BP-GL95 Battery Pack with the camcorder.
  • Page 15: Lcd Monitor

    16. i MENU switch When flicking toward ON, the menu is displayed. When flicking toward STATUS, the status of the camcorder (of current settings) is displayed. For details, see “Displaying Menus” on page 129. j WHITE BAL (white balance memory) switch Controls adjustment of the white balance.
  • Page 16: Status Display On The Lcd Monitor

    Display indication Meaning Video with When the MENU switch is flicked superimposed toward STATUS, the principal settings information of this unit appear as on the viewfinder screen. Video without The video only appears. superimposed information Status display Counter indications, warnings, audio levels, and similar information appears.
  • Page 17: Video Format

    a Video format Indicates the format of video being currently played back or recorded. HD HQ: HQ (high quality) mode in the MPEG HD video format HD SP: SP (standard play) mode in the MPEG HD video format HD LP: LP (long play) mode in the MPEG HD video format DVCAM: DVCAM format b Playback indicator...
  • Page 18: Earphone Jack

    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. For details about alarms, see “Operation Warnings” on page 165.
  • Page 19: Next Button

    through the earphones. Plugging earphones into the jack automatically cuts off the sound from the built-in speaker. You can select monaural or stereo on the AUDIO-2 page of the MAINTENANCE menu. f EJECT button and indicator Press this button to insert a disc or eject the disc. The indicator flashes while the disc is being ejected.
  • Page 20: Shift Button

    a MONITOR (audio monitor selection) switches By means of combinations of the two switches, you can select audio that you want to hear through the built-in speaker or optional earphones. Position of left- Position of right- side switch side switch CH-1/CH-3 CH-1/2 CH-2/CH-4...
  • Page 21: Left Side And Upper Section

    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. 5 Accessory fitting shoe 6 Shoulder strap fitting 7 Viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring...
  • Page 22 c Viewfinder front-to-back positioning knob Loosen this knob to adjust the front-to-back position of the viewfinder (see page 37). d Lid of the disc compartment This opens when the EJECT button on the top panel is pressed. Press the side of the lid to close. e Accessory fitting shoe Attach an optional accessory such as a video light (see page 40).
  • Page 23: Rear

    “Attaching a UHF Synthesized Tuner” on page 42. 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. d WRR connector (7-pin) Connect a CA-WR855 Camera Adaptor with attached WRR-855 UHF Synthesized Tuner.
  • Page 24 Note Before connecting/disconnecting the Remote Control Unit to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn off the camcorder POWER switch. Location and Function of Parts f DC OUT 12V (DC power output) connector (4-pin,...
  • Page 25: Vcl-719bxs Auto Focus Lens (supplied With The Pdw-f335k)

    VCL-719BXS Auto Focus Lens (Supplied with the PDW-F335K) 1 PUSH AF button 2 FOCUS switch 3 MACRO switch 4 Auto focus indicator 5 Iris ring 6 Zoom ring 7 Focus ring 8 Flange focal length adjustment button 9 Focus control connector 0 Zoom control connector qa ZOOM switch a PUSH AF (auto focus) button...
  • Page 26: Iris Switch

    i Focus control connector (6-pin) Connecting an optional focus servo controller allows remote control of focusing. j Zoom control connector (8-pin) Connecting an optional zoom servo controller allows remote control of zooming. k ZOOM switch Select the method of zoom operation. SERVO: Power zoom.
  • Page 27: Dxf-20w Viewfinder

    REC/TALLY (recording/tally) indicators (red) Function as follows. • Begin flashing when you press the REC button on the camcorder or on the lens until recording starts, then stay on continuously during recording. • Indicate a fault (see page 165).
  • Page 28: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    Status Display on the 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 screen is not displayed and the DISPLAY...
  • Page 29: Shutter Speed

    the unit is powered from an external battery (a battery connected to the DC IN connector), indicates the power source voltage. When the DISP BATT REMAIN item is set to “INT” on the VF DISP 1 page of the OPERATION menu, the battery voltage is not indicated.
  • Page 30: Chapter 2 Preparations

    Attaching and Replacing the Lithium Battery This camcorder uses a lithium battery to retain stored data. When using the camcorder for the first time, be sure to attach the supplied lithium battery (CR2032). The camcorder will not operate correctly without this lithium battery.
  • Page 31: Preparing A Power Supply

    Using an AC Adaptor When using the AC-DN10 AC adaptor Mount an 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 32: Setting The Area Of Use And The Frame Frequency

    Setting the Area of Use and the Frame Frequency Using the Unit for the First Time The area of use and the frame frequency are not factory preset. Before using this unit, you need to set these items. (You cannot use the unit without setting these items.) MENU knob Set the POWER switch to the ON position.
  • Page 33 The FORMAT page appears. ?001 FORMAT SYSTEM REC FORMAT :MPEG HD 23.9P OUTPUT BIT RATE (HD) AUDIO CH (HD) ASPECT RATIO(DV): 16:9 COUNTRY : To change the area of use, press and turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “COUNTRY”, then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 34: Setting The Date And Time Of The Internal Clock

    Setting the Date and Time of the Internal Clock You can set the date and time of the internal clock. The date and time set here are reflected in timecode. (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the desired item.) Display the TIME/DATE page of the OPERATION menu, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 35: Preparing The Lens

    Caution 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 36 Flange focal length adjustment button Focus ring SERVO ZOOM switch Open the iris, position the supplied flange focal length adjustment chart approximately 3 meters away from the camera, and arrange the lighting to obtain a satisfactory video output. Set the ZOOM switch to SERVO (power zoom mode). Hold down the flange focal length adjustment button for 3 seconds.
  • Page 37: Adjusting The Viewfinder

    VF connector on the unit. If the connector is not firmly connected, the image may break up, or the tally light may not operate properly. For details, contact your Sony dealer. Adjusting the Viewfinder Position To adjust the viewfinder left-to-right position, loosen the left-to-right positioning ring, and to adjust the front-to- back position, loosen the front-to-back positioning knob.
  • Page 38: Attaching A 5-inch Electronic Viewfinder

    You can change the adjustment range by installing an exchange part. The adjustment range after the exchange is – 3.6D to – 0.8D, or – 2.8D to +2.0D. Contact a Sony service representative for more information about exchange parts. To adjust contrast and brightness Carry out these adjustments with the color bars displayed.
  • Page 39: Using The Shoulder Strap

    You can shift the shoulder pad backward or forward by up to 35 mm (1 inches). This adjustment helps you get the best balance for shooting with the camcorder on your shoulder. Shoulder pad Raise the lever in the center of the shoulder pad to unlock the shoulder pad.
  • Page 40: Mounting On A Tripod

    VDR operation. • The output of the LIGHT connector on the camcorder is controlled to 12 V even when the camcorder is supplied with 12 V or more power (through the DC IN connector or battery pack).
  • Page 41: Preparing The Audio Input System

    FRONT (for CH-1/CH-2) or F (for CH- 3/CH-4). Connect to the MIC IN connector. To use the microphone detached from the camcorder You can use the supplied microphone detached from the camcorder. Connect to the MIC IN connector.
  • Page 42: Attaching A Uhf Synthesized Tuner

    • In order for the AUDIO IN CH-1 and CH-2 connectors on the camcorder to be able to provide a phantom 48 V ECM-673/674/678 or power supply, female XLR connectors (3-pin) are fitted.
  • Page 43 Mount the tuner on the WRR tuner fitting. CA-WR855 For details about the WRR tuner fitting (service part number: A-8278-057-B), contact your Sony dealer. Connect the tuner power cord to the DC OUT connector of the camcorder, and the audio output cable to the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 connector.
  • Page 44: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    Remote control cable Note Before connecting/disconnecting the remote control unit to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn off the camcorder POWER switch. Camcorder switch functions when the remote control unit is connected Connecting the remote control unit disables the following switches on the camcorder.
  • Page 45 Use the black cable supplied with the RM-B150/B750 to connect the monitor to the MONITOR connector on the RM-B150/B750. The camcorder does not have a function to output test signals. Even when TEST is selected using the output signal selection switch (button) of the remote control unit, the test signal is not output from the MONITOR connector.
  • Page 46: Connecting

    Connecting Note Production of some of the peripherals and related devices described in this chapter has been discontinued. For advice about choosing devices, please contact your Sony dealer or a Sony sales representative. Connecting an External Video Monitor When using a Sony liquid crystal display monitor, make the connections as follows.
  • Page 47: Connections For Using The Pdz-1

    For details, see the software’s manual. Notes • Video edited using a nonlinear editing system cannot be recorded to disc on this camcorder via an i.LINK cable (DV cable). • When a disc with non-continuous timecode recorded is subjected to video capturing on a nonlinear editing system, the capturing precision may not be frame accurate.
  • Page 48: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    • PFD23 (capacity 23.3 GB) • 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:...
  • Page 49: 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, then remove the disc.
  • Page 50: Handling Of Discs When Recording Does Not End Normally (salvage Function)

    (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the desired item.) Display the DISC page of the USER (or OPERATION) menu, and press the MENU knob. For details of menu operations, see page 129. 004 DISC DELETE LAST CLIP: EXEC...
  • Page 51: Basic Procedure For Shooting

    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 If salvage processing is not done, sections which were recorded normally can be played back, but no new recording can be done on the disc.
  • Page 52 • You can use the AUDIO LEVEL knob on the front of the camcorder to manually adjust the channel 1 audio level. To do this, you must first set up the VDR section to enable manual adjustment of the audio recording level (see page 60).
  • Page 53: Recording - Basic Operations

    Recording – Basic Operations Selecting the Recording Format Before recording, select the recording format. Note There are restrictions on the recording formats that can be combined on a single disc. (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the desired item.) Display the FORMAT page of the USER (or OPERATION) menu, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 54: Adjusting The Black Balance/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 55 Note When this unit is operating in EZ mode, the ATW function (see page 56) is forced to ON. Set the switches and selectors as shown in the figure below. FILTER selector OUTPUT/DCC switch: CAM WHITE BAL switch: A or B GAIN switch: Set as low as possible.
  • Page 56 Adjust the white balance again. Contact your Sony dealer if this message continues to appear even after the white balance has been adjusted again.
  • Page 57: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Setting the Electronic Shutter This section describes the shutter modes that can be used with the electronic shutter of the camcorder, and describes the procedure for selecting the shutter speed and shutter mode. About the shutter modes The shutter modes that can be used with the electronic shutter and the shutter speeds that can be selected are listed below.
  • Page 58 • When you start recording under the following conditions with the camcorder in SLS mode, a certain number of black frames are recorded at the top of the recorded clip. The number of black frames depends on the SLS setting.
  • Page 59: Adjusting The Iris

    When setting the shutter speed while the shutter mode is set to ECS or SLS, the setting of shutter speed takes priority (see page 57). To change the reference value, make sure the camcorder is not in the process of setting the shutter speed. Proceed as follows.
  • Page 60: Adjusting The Audio Level

    Leaving the MENU knob in the current position for a few seconds sets the reference value. When the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit is connected The IRIS control knob of the RM-B150/B750 can be used for lens iris setting. In this case, the bar display (s) does not appear.
  • Page 61: Setting The Time Data

    Excessive input level To adjust manually the level of audio channel 1 without using the AUDIO LEVEL knob on the front of the camcorder Set AUDIO CH1 LEVEL to SIDE1 on the AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu. The setting of the AUDIO LEVEL knob on the front of the camcorder is disabled.
  • Page 62 To lock the timecode to an external source 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 63: Setting For Special Shooting Cases

    • When the internal timecode generator is set to F-RUN mode, the precision of the synchronization may be reduced if you turn the POWER switch off and on or keep the camcorder turned off for a long time. About user bits settings during timecode synchronization When the timecode is synchronized, only the time data is synchronized with the external timecode value.
  • Page 64: Deleting Clips

    When the setting is finished, set SKIN AREA IND to OFF on the SKIN DETAIL page. 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.
  • Page 65: Recording Shot Marks

    This deletes all clips within the disc. Recording Shot Marks With this unit, you can record two types of shot mark (shot mark 1 and shot mark 2) on the disc. Recording shot marks for scenes containing important images and sounds enables quick access to the marked points.
  • Page 66: Recording - Advanced Operations

    CLIP CONT REC INTERVAL REC INTERVAL TIME 1SEC NUMBER OF FRAME : NUMBER OF TIMES : CONT PRE-LIGHTING PICTURE CACHE CACHE REC TIME : 8-10s The camcorder is put in Interval Rec mode. The TALLY indicator (green) in the viewfinder flashes...
  • Page 67 You can select from OFF, 2SEC, 5SEC, and 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 68: Starting A Shoot With A Few Seconds Of Pre-stored Picture Data (picture Cache Function)

    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 69: Assigning User-defined Clip Titles Automatically

    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 70 When you have finished entering the prefix, turn 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 71: Assigning User-defined Clip And Clip List Names

    When you have finished entering the value, turn the MENU knob to move the x mark to END, and then press the MENU knob. The camcorder exits numeric input mode, and the original CLIP TITLE page appears. To check the titles of recorded clips...
  • Page 72 Turn the MENU knob to display “FREE”, and then press the MENU knob. You are now able to use clips and clip lists with user- defined names. ?006 FILE NAMING NAMING FORM FREE AUTO NAMING : TITLE Turn the MENU knob to select “AUTO NAMING”, and then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 73: 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 74: Recording With The Clip Continuous Rec Function

    Recording with the Clip Continuous Rec Function Normally, a clip is generated as an independent file every time recording starts and stops. The Clip Continuous Rec function allows you to continue recording to the same clip until the function is turned off, regardless of how many times recording starts and stops.
  • Page 75: Playback

    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 with tape, as described below. After playback stop The unit stops at the position where the STOP button was pressed.
  • Page 76: Checking The Last Two Seconds Of The Recording (recording Review)

    Checking the Recording on a Color Video Monitor Connect a color video monitor to the VIDEO OUT connector or SDI OUT connector of the camcorder. By pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button, you can view the recorded picture. On how to connect a color video monitor, see “Connecting an External Video Monitor”...
  • Page 77: Switching The Information Displayed In The Thumbnail Screen

    Name of currently selected clip Thumbnail of currently selected clip (first frame or specified frame) Recording date and time Duration of selected clip of selected clip Clip information a) When a title has been assigned to a clip (see page 69), the title is enclosed in double quotation marks, for example “TITLE00001”.
  • Page 78: Changing The Thumbnail Image (index Frame) Of A Clip

    Use the SEL/SET button or the MENU knob to select the information to display from among the following, and then press the button or knob. • DATE: Date of recording • TIME CODE: Start timecode • DURATION: Whole length of clip •...
  • Page 79: Cuing Up A Frame By Searching For An Essence Mark

    Cuing Up a Frame by Searching for an Essence Mark Proceed as follows. MONITOR THUMBNAIL SUB CLIP AUDIO LEVEL CH-1 CH-3 CH-1/2 CH-3/4 CH-2 CH-4 ESSENCE CLIP MENU SHIFT MARK SEL/SET PRESET F-RUN AUTO REGEN CLOCK R-RUN MANUAL AUDIO SELECT CH-1 CH-2 LITHIUM BATT...
  • Page 80: Searching Using The Expand Function

    The “S1” and “S2” marks displayed on thumbnails indicate frames where SHOT MARK1 and SHOT MARK2 are set. Thumbnails without one of these marks are frames where REC START essence marks are set. For details of chapter settings, see “Recording Shot Marks”...
  • Page 81: Locking (write-protecting) Clips

    Playing back in clip list order Proceed as follows. If the clip list that you want to play exists on the disc, load it into the current clip list (see page 87). For the clip list loading operation, see “Loading a Clip List from the Disc as the Current Clip List”...
  • Page 82 • Adding and deleting shot marks Notes • Locked clips are deleted along with other clips. • Clips cannot be locked or unlocked when the Write Inhibit tab of the disc is set to the recording disabled position. With the SUB CLIP indicator off, press the THUMBNAIL button, lighting the THUMBNAIL indicator.
  • Page 83: Deleting Clips

    Deleting Clips You can delete clips while checking their contents. Notes • Clips cannot be deleted when the Write Inhibit tab of the disc is set to the recording disabled position. • Locked clips cannot be deleted. • If the deletion target clip is referenced by clip lists on the disc, all of those clip lists are deleted as well.
  • Page 84 Notes • Locked clips cannot be deleted. • When all clips have been deleted, you return to the normal screen. Thumbnail Search...
  • Page 85: Chapter 4 Scene Selection

    Scene Selection 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 86 Flow of scene selection editing Record material or insert disc containing recorded material into this unit Create and edit a clip list • Including sub clips in the current clip list (see page 88) • Reordering sub clips (see page 92) •...
  • Page 87: Clip List

    Clip Material recorded with this unit is managed in units called “clips”. A clip contains the material between a recording start point and a recording end point. Clips have numbers beginning with C, for example C0001. Recording start point of Recording end clip 2 point of clip 2...
  • Page 88: Creating Clip Lists

    Creating Clip Lists Including Sub Clips in the Current Clip List Select the desired clip in the thumbnail screen, to include it in the clip list as a sub clip. Note The CLIP menu handles up to 99 clip lists. Including a clip selected in the thumbnail screen in the clip list THUMBNAIL indicator...
  • Page 89 +NAME: The standard or user-defined name of the clip list You can also use the supplied PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software to set clip list titles. Use the SEL/SET button or MENU knob to select a clip list number (E0001 and so on), and press the button or knob.
  • Page 90: Adding Sub Clips Using The Expand Function

    Total duration of sub clips in the current clip list I-bar cursor (shows insertion position of next sub clip) Thumbnails of the sub clips already added to the current clip list Add all the desired clips to the current clip list, and press the RESET button on the right of the LCD monitor.
  • Page 91: Adding Sub Clips Using The Chapter Function

    To vary the expansion ratio Each time you press the DISPLAY/EXPAND button changes the ratio through the sequence ×8 t ×64 t ×512. To return to the previous setting, hold down the SHIFT button and press the DISPLAY/EXPAND button to step back one level.
  • Page 92: Editing Clip Lists

    Editing Clip Lists Reordering Sub Clips THUMBNAIL button SHIFT button MONITOR THUMBNAIL SUB CLIP CH-1 CH-3 CH-1/2 CH-3/4 CH-2 CH-4 ESSENCE CLIP MENU SHIFT MARK SEL/SET PRESET F-RUN REGEN CLOCK R-RUN LITHIUM BATT FRONT MIC VIDEO OUT LOW CUT CHARACTER MENU knob Proceed as follows.
  • Page 93: Deleting Sub Clips

    Use the SEL/SET button (four-way arrow key) or MENU knob to select the desired sub clip, and press the button or knob. The first frame of the selected sub clip is displayed. In this state you can play back or search the entire disc. Carry out playback or search, to find the scene to be the new In point or Out point of the selected sub clip.
  • Page 94: Setting The Start Timecode For The Current Clip List

    See “Saving the Current Clip List to Disc” on page 93. Note The DF/NDF timecode setting of the current clip list is set to the current setting of the camcorder when one of the following operations is performed. • When you add the first sub clip •...
  • Page 95: Managing Clip Lists

    See “Switching the Information Displayed in the Thumbnail Screen” (page 77) for more information about SEQUENCE NUMBER. Managing Clip Lists Using the CLIP menu, you can save created clip lists to disc, read them from the disc into this unit, and delete them from the disc.
  • Page 96: Loading A Clip List From The Disc As The Current Clip List

    b) Displayed only in operating the clip list screen c) Displayed only in operating the chapter screen To exit the CLIP menu Carry out the same operation as when displaying the menu (hold down the SHIFT button, and press the SEL/SET button down (CLIP MENU)).
  • Page 97: Using The Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    Use the SEL/SET button or MENU knob to select “NAME” or “DATE”, and then press the button or knob. NAME: Sort in ascending order by clip list name. DATE: Sort by date of creation, with the newest clip list first. In the LOAD CLIP LIST and similar screens, the list of existing clip lists is sorted by the method you chose in step 3.
  • Page 98: Chapter 5 Menu Displays And Detailed Settings

    Detailed Settings Menu Organization and Operation The following chart shows the organization of menus in this camcorder. Note that the USER menu organization shown in the chart is as registered at the factory. For details about USER MENU CUSTOMIZE, see “Editing the USER Menu”...
  • Page 99 Menu selection 1st level TOP MENU USER (Continued) 2nd level PAINT SCENE FILE FORMAT SPECIAL EFFECTS ASSIGNABLE DISC OUTPUT VF SETTING (Continued) 3rd level A.IRIS DETAIL LEVEL MASTER BLACK GAMMA SELECT MASTER GAMMA BLACK GAMMA PRESET MATRIX SEL STANDARD SCENE RECALL SCENE STORE F.ID SYSTEM...
  • Page 100 Menu selection USER MENU CUSTOMIZE OPERATION (Continued) Menu Organization and Operation 1st level 2nd level MARKER SKIN DETAIL RESET FORMAT SPECIAL EFFECTS ASSIGNABLE DISC CLIP TITLE FILE NAMING GAIN SW EZ MODE/TLCS OFFSET WHITE (Continued) 3rd level MARKER CENTER SAFETY ZONE SAFETY AREA ASPECT ASPECT SELECT...
  • Page 101 Menu selection 1st level (Continued) 2nd level OUTPUT VIDEO OUT VF SETTING MARKER VF DISP 1 VF DISP 2 SHOT ID SHOT DISP LENS FILE SEL (Continued) 3rd level COMPONENT OUT HD SD (PLAY BACK) i.LINK MODE VIDEO OUT VFDISP VIDEO OUT MENU VIDEO OUT TC VIDEO OUT ZEBRA...
  • Page 102 Menu selection PAINT (Continued) Menu Organization and Operation 1st level 2nd level TIME/DATE UMID SET RESET PAINT SW STATUS WHITE KNEE DETAIL SKIN DETAIL MATRIX 1 (Continued) 3rd level ADJUST HOUR YEAR MONTH COUNTRY CODE ORGANIZATION USER CODE TIME ZONE: 00 ALL PRESET A.IRIS DETAIL LEVEL...
  • Page 103 REC TALLY SLOW MOTION SHT DISP MODE IRIS OVER RIDE LOW NOISE MODE Info BEFORE END Info END Sony BEFORE END Sony END Other BEFORE END Other END DC IN BEFORE END DC IN END DETECTED BATTERY Menu Organization and Operation...
  • Page 104 Menu selection FILE (Continued) Menu Organization and Operation 1st level 2nd level BATTERY 2 GENLOCK LENS USER FILE ALL FILE SCENE FILE LENS FILE 1 LENS FILE 2 LENS FILE 3 MEMORY STICK (Continued) 3rd level TYPE DETECTION SEGMENT No.7 SEGMENT No.6 SEGMENT No.5 SEGMENT No.4...
  • Page 105 Menu selection 1st level DIAGNOSIS ADVANCED 2nd level HOURS METER DISC STATUS CLIP STATUS ROM VERSION LOW LIGHT AUTO IRIS SW STATUS BLACK/FLARE GAMMA DETAIL (Continued) 3rd level OPERATION OPERATION (rst) SPINDLE (rst) LASER (rst) LOADING (rst) SEEK (rst) USER ID TITLE REMAIN REWRITE...
  • Page 106: Top Menu

    ADVANCED menus as they are in one menu. 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 107: Menu List

    This menu includes contains items for making settings for audio, timecode, essence marks, and battery. FILE menu This menu is for saving the adjusted data in the camcorder memory or in a “Memory Stick”. The following files can be saved.
  • Page 108 OPERATION menu OPERATION menu No. Page Item FORMAT SYSTEM REC FORMAT BIT RATE (HD) AUDIO CH (HD) ASPECT RATIO (DV) COUNTRY SPECIAL CLIP CONT REC EFFECTS INTERVAL REC INTERVAL TIME NUMBER OF FRAME 1F / 3F / 6F NUMBER OF TIMES PRE-LIGHTING PICTURE CACHE CACHE REC TIME...
  • Page 109 OPERATION menu No. Page Item DISC DELETE LAST CLIP DELETE ALL CLIPS QUICK FORMAT CLIP TITLE CLIP TITLE TITLE SELECT PREFIX CLEAR NUMERIC LOAD PREFIX DATA PREFIX NUMERIC FILE NAMING FORM NAMING AUTO NAMING GAIN SW GAIN LOW GAIN MID GAIN HIGH GAIN TURBO EZ MODE/...
  • Page 110 OPERATION menu No. Page Item OFFSET OFFSET WHITE <A> ON / OFF WHITE WARM-COOL <A> COLOR FINE <A> OFFSET WHITE <B> ON / OFF WARM-COOL <B> COLOR FINE <B> OUTPUT COMPONENT OUT HD→SD (PLAYBACK) i.LINK MODE Menu Organization and Operation Settings Default USER Description...
  • Page 111 OPERATION menu No. Page Item VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT VFDISP VIDEO OUT MENU VIDEO OUT TC VIDEO OUT ZEBRA VIDEO OUT MARKER ZEBRA SETTING ZEBRA SELECT ZEBRA1 DET.LEVEL PEAKING VOL.LINK H DETAIL LEVEL V DETAIL LEVEL DETAIL FREQ VF ASPECT MARKER MARKER CENTER...
  • Page 112 OPERATION menu No. Page Item VF DISP 1 DISP REC FORMAT DISP BIT RATE DISP SYSTEM DISP FRAME RATE DISP 16:9 DISP ZOOM DISP FOCUS DISP BATT REMAIN DISP REC / PLAY DISP TIME CODE VF DISP 2 DISP 5600K DISP FILTER DISP WHITE DISP GAIN...
  • Page 113 OPERATION menu No. Page Item LENS FILE LENS FILE SELECT F.ID L.ID L.MF TIME / DATE ADJUST HOUR YEAR MONTH UMID SET COUNTRY CODE ORGANIZATION USER CODE TIME ZONE RESET ALL PRESET PAINT menu PAINT menu No. Page Item PAINT A.IRIS DETAIL LEVEL MASTER BLACK...
  • Page 114 PAINT menu No. Page Item SW STATUS GAMMA MATRIX KNEE WHITE CLIP DETAIL WHITE COLOR TEMP <A> C TEMP BAL <A> R GAIN <A> B GAIN <A> D5600K<A> COLOR TEMP <B> C TEMP BAL <B> R GAIN <B> B GAIN <B> D5600K<B>...
  • Page 115 PAINT menu No. Page Item DETAIL DETAIL LEVEL DTL H/V RATIO DETAIL FREQUENCY APERTURE LEVEL KNEE APT LEVEL SD DETAIL CROSS COLOR SKIN SKIN DETAIL DETAIL SKIN DETAIL LVL SKIN DETECT SKIN AREA IND. SKIN DTL SAT. SKIN DTL HUE SKIN DTL WIDTH MATRIX 1 MATRIX...
  • Page 116 Displays the EXEC Recalls a scene file from the SCENE FILE camcorder memory or the selection “Memory Stick”. screen. Stores a scene file in the camcorder memory or the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 117 MAINTENANCE menu MAINTENANCE menu No. Page Item AUDIO-1 AU REF LEVEL AU AGC SPEC AU LIMITER MODE REAR MIC REF FRONT MIC SELECT MONO / AU CH12 AGC MODE AU CH34 AGC MODE OFF / AU SG (1KHz) Settings Default USER Description menu...
  • Page 118 MAINTENANCE menu No. Page Item AUDIO-2 AU OUT LIMITER HEADPHONE OUT i.LINK AUDIO OUT MIC CH1 LEVEL MIC CH2 LEVEL REAR1/WRR LEVEL Menu Organization and Operation Settings Default USER Description menu page ON / OFF – Turns the audio output limitter on or off STEREO / MONO...
  • Page 119 MAINTENANCE menu No. Page Item AUDIO-2 REAR2/WRR LEVEL TIMECODE TC OUT DF / NDF UBIT ESSENCE SHOTMARK 1 MARK SHOTMARK 2 INDEX PIC. POS FIND MODE Settings Default USER Description menu page SIDE2 / SIDE2 – Selects the knob to use in FRONT / F + adjustments when recording the AUDIO IN CH2 or WIRELESS to...
  • Page 120 MAINTENANCE menu No. Page Item WHITE COLOR TEMP <P> SETTING C TEMP BAL <P> WHITE SWITCH <B> ATW / MEM ATW SPEED SHOCKLESS WHITE OFF / 1 / 2 / 3 1 AWB FIXED AREA WHT FILTER INH COLOR BAR SEL CONFIG REC TALLY SLOW MOTION...
  • Page 121 DC IN steps) connector. Sets the voltage level of the connected external power source at which the END warning should be issued. Info / Sony / – Displays the type of automatically Other / DC IN detected battery. (display only) File –...
  • Page 122 MAINTENANCE menu No. 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 GENLOCK GL H PHASE H ADVANCE Menu Organization and Operation Settings Default USER Description menu page AUTO / AUTO –...
  • Page 123 MAINTENANCE menu No. Page Item LENS ZOOM SELECT ZOOM SPEED AF DETECT AREA 1) When TYPE DETECTION on the BATTERY 2 page is set to OTHER, this follows the setting of BEFORE END. 2) When TYPE DETECTION on the BATTERY 2 page is set to OTHER, this follows the setting of END.
  • Page 124 FILE menu No. Page Item SCENE FILE s1 sSTANDARD SCENE RECALL SCENE STORE F. ID LENS FILE 1 LENS FILE RECALL LENS FILE STORE F. ID SOURCE LENS NO OFFSET IRIS GAIN LENS AUTO RECALL ON / OFF <LENS INFORMATION> L.ID L.MF LENS FILE 2 LENS M VMOD...
  • Page 125 FILE menu No. Page Item LENS FILE 3 SHADING CH SEL LENS R H SAW LENS R H PARA LENS R V SAW LENS R V PARA MEMORY MS FORMAT STICK DIAGNOSIS menu DIAGNOSIS menu No. Page Item HOURS OPERATION METER OPERATION (rst) SPINDLE (rst)
  • Page 126 DIAGNOSIS menu No. Page Item CLIP CLIP NO. STATUS NAME TITLE RECORD DEVICE SERIAL DATE TIME 04 ROM VERSION PACKAGE ADVANCED menu ADVANCED menu No. Page Item LOW LIGHT LOW LIGHT LOW LIGHT LEVEL BATTERY AUTO IRIS IRIS OVER RIDE IRIS SPEED CLIP HIGH LIGHT IRIS LEVEL...
  • Page 127 ADVANCED menu No. Page Item SW STATUS GAMMA MATRIX KNEE WHITE CLIP DETAIL APERTURE FLARE BLACK/ MASTER BLACK FLARE R BLACK B BLACK MASTER FLARE R FLARE G FLARE B FLARE FLARE GAMMA GAMMA STEP GAMMA MASTER GAMMA R GAMMA G GAMMA B GAMMA GAMMA SELECT...
  • Page 128 ADVANCED menu No. Page Item SD DETAIL SD DETAIL SD DETAIL LEVEL SD CRISPENING SD DTL LIMIT SD LEVEL DEPEND SD DTL FREQUENCY SD DTL H/V RATIO SD CROSS COLOR WHITE WHITE SHADING CH SHADING VIDEO OUT SEL R WHT H SAW R WHT H PARA R WHT V SAW R WHT V PARA...
  • Page 129: Displaying Menus

    CLEAR ND OFFSET Displaying Menus MENU knob When the camcorder is powered on, flick the MENU switch to the ON position to display the menu on the viewfinder screen and the LCD monitor. If this is the first time the menu has been used after the camcorder has been powered on, the USER menu is displayed.
  • Page 130: Using The User Menu (example Menu Operation)

    HD SD (PLAY BACK): 16:9 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 Menu Organization and Operation TOP menu.
  • Page 131: Editing The User Menu

    To end the menu operation, flick the MENU 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 return to the factory default settings...
  • Page 132 ?E00 CONTENTS 01.EDIT PAGE 02.USER 1 EDIT 03.USER 2 EDIT 04.USER 3 EDIT 05.USER 4 EDIT 06.USER 5 EDIT 07.USER 6 EDIT 08.USER 7 EDIT 09.USER 8 EDIT 10.USER 9 EDIT If the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu has been used before, the last accessed page appears. If the CONTENTS page is displayed, press the MENU knob.
  • Page 133: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    The previously displayed page appears again, and a blank line is inserted above the specified item. Note You cannot insert a blank line on a page where 10 items have already been registered. To add/delete/replace pages You can add a new page to the USER menu, delete a page from the USER menu, or replace pages, using the EDIT PAGE of the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu.
  • Page 134: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Factory Default Settings

    ?F01 USER FILE USER FILE LOAD USER FILE SAVE F.ID : sssssssssssssssss USER PRESET CUSTOMIZE RESET : Press the MENU knob, then select USER PRESET, and press the MENU knob. The message “PRESET OK? YES b NO” appears. ?F01 USER FILE PRESET OK? YES NO USER FILE LOAD...
  • Page 135: 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 DISPLAY switch set to ON)
  • Page 136: Setting The Marker Display

    Situation Message to appear The shutter speed and mode SHUTTER: 1/100 (or 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, setting has been changed ECS, SLS) The black or white balance E.g. WHITE: OK has been adjusted 1) The corresponding message is also displayed for about 3 seconds when the SHUTTER switch is set to ON.
  • Page 137: Recording Shot Data Superimposed On The Color Bars

    Recording Shot Data Superimposed on the Color Bars You can select which shot data is recorded superimposed on the color bars. You can also select which of the shot IDs (1 to 4) set on the SHOT ID page is recorded superimposed on the picture.
  • Page 138: Showing The Status Display

    ESC END 137, move b to ESC, and press the MENU knob. Showing the Status Display You can confirm the settings or status of the camcorder on the screen by showing the status display. Items shown in the status display...
  • Page 139: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    STATUS The status display appears when the MENU switch is flicked to STATUS, and disappears when the switch is released. MENU Adjustments and Settings from Menus Setting Gain Values for the GAIN Switch Positions You can set the gain values for the L, M, and H positions of the GAIN switch, which switches the gain of the video amplifier.
  • Page 140: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    Display the OUTPUT page of the OPERATION menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic Menu Operations” on page 129. Select COMPONENT OUT, and press the MENU knob. Select one of the following, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 141: Selecting Gamma Tables

    Item Description WARM-COOL <B> When OFFSET WHITE <B> is ON, sets the offset for the white balance of channel B, using the color temperature. Adjust the value while looking at the real image because error tends to be bigger for adjustment of high color temperature.
  • Page 142: Selecting The Lens File

    Display the ASSIGNABLE page on the OPERATION menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic Menu Operations” on page 129. You can assign functions by using the following items. Item Description ASSIGN SW <1> Assigns the function to ASSIGN 1 switch.
  • Page 143: About The Ccd Scan Mode

    Display the FORMAT page of the USER (or OPERATION) menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic Menu Operations” on page 129. 001 FORMAT SYSTEM REC FORMAT : DVCAM 23.9P OUTPUT BIT RATE (HD) AUDIO CH (HD) ASPECT RATIO(DV): 16:9 COUNTRY...
  • Page 144 2-3 pulldown in 23.98P mode 1/23.98 seconds CCD output A ( O + E ) Video output signal O: Odd E: Even Adjustments and Settings from Menus B ( O + E ) C ( O + E ) Frame 0 Frame 1 Frame 2 After reading from the CCDs in 23.98 frames per second, a pulldown...
  • Page 145: Chapter 6 Saving And Loading User Setting Data

    “Memory Stick” usable with this camcorder With this camcorder, you can use a Sony “Memory Stick” whose capacity does not exceed 128 MB, and a Sony “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not exceed 2 For details, see “About a “Memory Stick””...
  • Page 146: Saving User Menu Data (user File) To The "memory Stick

    Saving USER Menu Data (User File) to the “Memory Stick” Gently press in and release. USER menu settings stored in the camcorder as user files can be saved to the “Memory Stick”. You can save up to 100 user files to the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 147 Set the LOCK on the “Memory switch to the write Stick” is set to the enable position. write protect position. Circuit or “Memory Recheck and Stick” fault. consult your Sony dealer. EXEC EXEC ESC END Saving and Loading User Files...
  • Page 148: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    LOAD OK? YES NO DISPLAY MODE 001.USER1 JAN/05/06 002.USER2 JAN/15/06 003.NO FILE 004.USER4 FEB/05/06 005.USER5 FEB/20/06 Cause Action No “Memory Stick” Insert or reinsert is inserted. the “Memory Stick”. Circuit or “Memory Recheck, and Stick” fault. consult your Sony dealer.
  • Page 149: Saving And Loading Scene Files

    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” into the camcorder memory.
  • Page 150 To save scene files stored in the camcorder memory to the “Memory Stick” The five scene files stored in the camcorder memory can be saved to the “Memory Stick” all in a single operation. (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the desired item.)
  • Page 151: Loading Scene Files

    For details on menu operations, see “Basic Menu Operations” on page 129. 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.
  • Page 152: Resetting The Settings Of The Camcorder 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 153 When x changes to s once again, the settings of the camcorder are reset to the settings. If you press the MENU knob again while x is displayed, the operation is cancelled and the camcorder returns to the settings before STANDARD was selected. Saving and Loading Scene Files...
  • Page 154: Chapter 7 File Operation

    File Operation 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. To connect a remote computer, use FAM (file access mode) for the computer connection.
  • Page 155: File Operation Restrictions

    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. Root directory File name Content INDEX.XML Contains data for management of the material on the disc.
  • Page 156 clips on that disc. (The only possible operations are playback and disc formatting.) - Writing of clips with user-defined names - Deletion of clips (except the last recorded clip) - Locking of clips • If you attempt to write a C*.MXF file which does not meet the conditions specified in remark c) to this table Edit directory File name...
  • Page 157: File Access Mode File Operations

    • Deletion and renaming of directories Notes • The maximum number of files that can be created on one disc, including directories, is 5000. • File names and directory names can use letters, numbers, and symbols from the Unicode 2.0 (UTF-8) character set.
  • Page 158: Exiting File Operations

    The Unplug or Eject Hardware dialog box (Windows 2000) or Safely Remove Hardware dialog box (Windows XP) appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-F335 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click “Stop”. The Stop a Hardware device dialog appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-F335 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device”...
  • Page 159: Recording Continuous Timecode Over Fam Connections

    Recording Continuous Timecode over FAM Connections For clips created over a FAM connection, you can record so that the timecode is continuous with the timecode of the last frame of the last clip recorded on the disc. To record continuous timecode Before you start recording, set the PRESET/REGEN/ CLOCK switch on the side control panel inside the protection cover to REGEN.
  • Page 160: Appendix

    Putting a cloth, for example, over the unit can cause excessive internal heat build-up. After use Always turn off the POWER switch. Before storing the camcorder for a long period Remove the battery pack. Shipping • Remove the disc before transporting the unit.
  • Page 161: Phenomena Specific To Ccd Image Sensors

    When fine patterns, stripes, or lines are shot, they may appear jagged or flicker. 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 162: Maintenance

    Maintenance 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. Set the POWER switch to ON and check that the...
  • Page 163: Testing The Vdr

    Set both AUDIO IN CH-1 and CH-2 switches to FRONT. Turn the MIC LEVEL control. Check that the channel-1 and -2 audio level meters on the LCD monitor shows no segment when you fully turn the control counterclockwise as seen from the camcorder front. Maintenance...
  • Page 164: 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 165: Operation Warnings

    Recording Turn off the power continuous but may and contact your be substandard. Sony dealer. (This indication may be given momentarily when a GENLOCK signal is connected or disconnected, but this does not indicate a problem.)
  • Page 166 Operation Protect the unit continues. from shock and vibrations, turn off the power, and contact your Sony dealer. Meaning and action to take The disc cannot be used by this unit. Insert another Professional Disc. Index file or file system error.
  • Page 167 The main unit or drive fan has DR-FAN Stop stopped. Avoid use under high temperatures, turn off the power, and contact your Sony dealer. a) REC INHI.! appears if you attempt to start recording. Alarm messages during thumbnail search, scene selection, and clip list operations Alarm messages may appear in the LCD monitor during thumbnail search, scene selection, and clip list operations.
  • Page 168 Message Meaning and action to take DURATION OF ONE The total duration of the current CLIP LIST MUST BE clip list is greater than 24 hours. LESS THAN 24 This appears when the total HOURS., duration of the current clip list exceeds the upper limit of 24 hours as the result of a sub clip ADD (see page 88) operation or a...
  • Page 169: Troubleshooting

    The audio level is too high. The recorded sound has a high The audio level is too low. noise level. the camcorder for repair. If a problem persists, contact your Sony dealer. Remedy Attach a battery pack (see page 31).
  • Page 170 Symptoms The equipment connected to the camcorder via an i.LINK connection does not react as expected, for example, the video image does not appear on its screen. The camera is not recognized by the computer connected via i.LINK interface. The camera cannot be controlled by the computer connected via i.LINK...
  • Page 171: Using Umid Data

    Using UMID Data To perform operations from interviewing to editing effectively and to detect audio-visual materials easily when reusing them, metadata that provides additional information is recorded along with audio-visual data on a disc. As one of application of metadata, the UMID (Unique Material Identifier) is internationally standardized.
  • Page 172 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.
  • Page 173: Mpeg-4 License

    IEEE 1394 proposed by Sony, is a trademark supported by many companies worldwide. IEEE 1394 is an international standard defined by IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
  • Page 174: About A "memory Stick

    “Memory Stick PRO”. Available types of “Memory Stick” With this product, you can use a Sony “Memory Stick” whose capacity does not exceed 128 MB, and a Sony “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not exceed 2...
  • Page 175 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 176: Specifications

    Specifications General Power voltage 12 V DC +5.0 V/–1.0 V POWER consumption (with 12 V DC supply, when recording with the LCD monitor on) Operating temperature –5 °C to +40°C (23°F to 104°F) Storage temperature – 20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Recording/playback format VIDEO MPEG HD: HQ35/SP25/...
  • Page 177 Sony - inch type bayonet-mount Lens mount Sensitivity F9 standard (89.9% reflection chart, 2000 Minimum illumination 0.13 lx (at F1.4, +48 dB gain) Video S/N ratio 54 dB (Y-typical) Modulation 800 TV lines Geometric distortion None identified (excluding distortion due...
  • Page 178 Signal AUDIO IN (G) AUDIO IN (X) AUDIO IN (Y) Related products There is a range of Sony products available to meet every conceivable video shooting requirement. For details, consult your Sony sales dealer. Specifications Power supply and related equipment...
  • Page 179 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...
  • Page 180: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    “Connecting” (page 46). c) Use a tripod adaptor with a suffix of “-E” or later on the model name. For more details, see “Mounting on a Tripod” (page 40). d) Use this in combination with Sony lithium-ion battery packs. BC-M150 BC-L500...
  • Page 181: 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 182 between the camera’s scanning and the lighting conditions. GENLOCK A state in which devices are locked to a signal output by a sync generator. Genlock allows multiple devices to operate in synchronization. HDSDI signal Abbreviation for High Definition Serial Digital Interface. This is an uncompressed digital component video signal as specified by SMPTE 292M.
  • Page 183 Signal-to-Noise ratio. The relation of the strength of the desired signal to the accompanying electronic interference, the noise. If S/N is high, sounds are reproduced with less noise and pictures are reproduced clearly without snow. Sub clip One of the sections which make up a clip list.
  • Page 184: Index

    Index Numerics 23.98P mode 143 5600 indicator 29 5600K button 14 5-inch electronic viewfinder, attaching About data transfer speed of i.LINK AC adaptor 31 ACCESS indicator 18 Accessory fitting shoe 22 ADVANCED menu 126 ALARM knob 15 Alarm messages 166 Area of use setting 32 Aspect Ratio, selecting 142...
  • Page 185 File operation 154 restrictions 155 Filter indicator 29 FILTER selector 12 Fitting for optional microphone holder Flange focal length adjustment button Flange focal length, adjusting 35 using a non-auto focus lens 36 using the VCL-719BXS auto focus lens 35 Flicker 54 Focus control connector 26 Focus indicator 28 Focus ring 25...
  • Page 186 17, 28 selecting 53 Recording level adjustment 20 Remaining disc capacity indicator 17 REMOTE connector 24 Remote control unit camcorder switch functions when connected 44 connecting 44 paint adjustment when connected structure of the paint adjustment data 45 RESET button 16...
  • Page 187 Video camera section 176 Video light, attaching 40 VIDEO OUT CHARACTER switch VIDEO OUT connector 24 VIDEO OUT page 111 VIDEO OUT Y/PB/PR connector 22 Video signal from the camera, outputting 15 Viewfinder 27 adjusting contrast and brightness adjusting the eyepiece focus 38 adjusting the outline emphasis 38 adjusting the position 37 attaching 37...
  • Page 188 Sony Corporation...

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