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PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER
PDW-700
OPERATION MANUAL [English]
1st Edition (Revised 2)

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-700 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition (Revised 2)
  • 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 For the customers in Taiwan only...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ... 11 Before use... 11 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ... 12 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls... 14 Power supply... 14 Accessory attachments ... 15 Operating and connectors section ... 17 HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional)... 30 Status display on the viewfinder screen ...
  • Page 6 Connecting a Video Light ... 50 Using the Shoulder Strap ... 50 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position ... 51 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ... 52 Chapter 3 : Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Setting the Recording Format ... 54 Setting the system frequency ...
  • Page 7 Advanced Operations for Shooting... 80 Recording essence marks ... 80 Setting clip flags with switches... 80 Setting the thumbnail image at recording time ... 81 Starting a shoot with a few seconds of pre-stored picture data (Picture Cache function)... 81 Time-lapse video (Interval Rec function) ...
  • Page 8 Chapter 6 : Menu Displays and Detailed Settings Menu Organization... 125 TOP menu and top-level menus... 126 Menu List... 128 OPERATION menu ... 128 PAINT menu ... 139 MAINTENANCE menu... 145 FILE menu ... 157 DIAGNOSIS menu ... 161 Menu Operations ... 163 Displaying menus...
  • Page 9 Command list ... 204 Recording Continuous Timecode With FAM and FTP Connections . 208 Chapter 9 : Maintenance Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting ... 209 Preparations for testing ... 209 Testing the camera ... 209 Testing the VDR ... 211 Maintenance ...
  • Page 10 General ... 225 Video camera section ... 225 Optical disc drive section ... 226 Supplied accessories... 227 Recommended additional equipment... 227 Chart of Optional Components and Accessories ... 229 Using PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software ... 230 List of Supported USB Keyboards ... 231 Trademarks and Licenses ...
  • Page 11: Foreword

    (Unless this setting is made, the unit will not operate.) For details of these settings, see “Setting the Area of Use” on page 40. Note Before attaching/removing optional components or accessories to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn the power of the camcorder off. Foreword...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 : Overview

    2-3 pulldown and is recorded as 59.94P. 2) A verification key is required to use the CBKZ-MD01 software after installation. For details, contact a Sony service representative. Note It is not possible to combine material recorded in...
  • Page 13 MPEG IMX 50/40/ 30 Mbps and DVCAM 25 Mbps formats. 1) A verification key is required to use the CBKZ-MD01 software after installation. For details, contact a Sony service representative. Rich selection of interfaces • HDSDI and SDSDI output connectors: Allow free combination of HDSDI and SDSDI signals.
  • 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 46. 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: Shoulder Pad

    VF (viewfinder) connector (20-pin) Connect an optional viewfinder. Consult a Sony representative for information about available viewfinders. g Lens mount securing rubber After locking the lens in position using the lens locking lever, fit this rubber over the lower of the two projections.
  • Page 17: Operating And Connectors Section

    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 ASSIGNABLE SW 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”...
  • Page 19: 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 20: Lcd Monitor

    k MENU ON/OFF switch To use this switch, open the cover. This switch is used to display the menu on the viewfinder screen or the test signal screen. Closing the cover automatically sets this switch to OFF. ON: Displays the menu on the viewfinder screen or the test signal screen.
  • Page 21: Monochrome Lcd

    For details, see “Status Display on the LCD monitor and monochrome LCD” on page 22. c WARNING indicator Lights up or flashes when an abnormality occurs in the VDR section. For details about the meaning of the states of the WARNING indicator, see “Operation Warnings”...
  • Page 22: Display Switch

    Hold down the SHIFT button and press this button to step back through the division process. For details of the expand function, see page 105. p HOLD (display hold)/CHAPTER (chapter function) button Pressing this button instantly freezes the time data displayed in the counter display section.
  • Page 23: Video Format

    H D422 5 0 5 9 . 9 i 2 4 b i t 1080 N D F E X T - L K H O L D 01 . . 23 45 15 M I N S E C F R M W A R N I N G : H U M I D D I S C E...
  • Page 24: Warning Indicator Area

    release the hold, the timecode is displayed in the normal format. Lights when the HOLD/CHAPTER button is pressed. h Warning indicator area Displays warnings when trouble with recording or moisture condensation occurs. For details, see “Operation Warnings” on page 215. Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls...
  • Page 25: 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 26: 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 27: 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 178.
  • Page 28: Usb Connector

    TEST OUT SELECT item on the OUTPUT 1 page of the 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, timecode, and shot data can be superimposed on the image on the monitor.
  • Page 29: 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 30: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    Connect to the VF connector on the camcorder. b Stopper Prevents the viewfinder from coming off the camcorder when it is slid from side to side. c Camera operator tally indicator Lights up while camcorder is recording. This indicator can be covered when not in use.
  • Page 31: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    TALLY/REC BATT SAVE a TALLY (green tally) indicator Lights when the camcorder is the following states. • Picture Cache mode enabled • Disc Exchange Cache mode enabled • Recording with HDSDI REMOTE I/F on the...
  • Page 32: Color Temperature

    125C F1.7 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. The indications are as follows.
  • Page 33: Electric Color Temperature Filter

    i Controlling external device Appears when HDSDI REMOTE I/F in the CAM CONFIG 1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu is set to CHARA, and this unit is controlling recoding by an external device connected to the SDI OUT 1/2 connectors (HDSDI output). 1) SDI OUT 1 SELECT or SDI OUT 2 SELECT on the OUTPUT 1 page of the OPERATION menu must be set to HDSDI.
  • Page 34: Remaining Clips Display

    Examples of remaining recording time indication Indication Remaining recording time 110 < 120 to 110 minutes 100 < 110 to 100 minutes 90 < 100 to 90 minutes 90 - 85 90 to 85 minutes 85 - 80 85 to 80 minutes 20 - 15 20 to 15 minutes 15 - 10...
  • Page 35: Chapter 2 : Preparations

    Preparations Chapter Preparing a Power Supply For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and AC adaptors listed below. • 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.
  • Page 36: 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 37: 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 38: 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 39: 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 40: Setting The Area Of Use

    PEAKING CONTRAST ZEBRA DISPLAY MOMENT ASPECT 1 PEAKING control 2 CONTRAST control 3 BRIGHT 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 is not factory preset. Before using this unit, you need to set this item.
  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43: 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 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47 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 48: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    1 AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 2 To DC OUT connector 3 To AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector 4 LINE/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.
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    Connecting the Remote Control Unit Note Before connecting/disconnecting a remote control unit to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn the power of the camcorder off. Connecting the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control 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.
  • Page 53 The MONITOR connector (BNC type) of the RM-B150/B750 outputs the same signal as that from the TEST OUT connector on the camcorder. Use the black cable supplied with the RM-B150/ B750 to connect the monitor to the MONITOR connector on the RM-B150/B750.
  • Page 54: Chapter 3 : Adjustments And Settings For Shooting

    Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Chapter Setting the Recording Format The recording formats supported by this camcorder are as follows. Video Recording format Resolution System MPEG HD422 50 1080 (Bit rate: 50 Mbps) MPEG HD420 HQ/ 1080 (Bit rate: 35/25...
  • Page 55: Setting The Video Recording Format

    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 56: Adjusting The White 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 57 2 3 4 1 FILTER selector 2 GAIN selector: Set as low as possible. 3 OUTPUT/DCC switch: CAM 4 WHITE BAL switch: A or B a)White balance setting values are stored in memory B only when the WHITE SWITCH <B> item is set to “MEM”...
  • Page 58 following figure, and the adjustment setting is automatically stored in the memory (A or B) that was selected in step 1. AWB:OK Approximate color temperature of the subject Note If the camera has a zoom lens with an automatic iris, the iris may hunt during the adjustment.
  • Page 59 (A or B) of the WHITE BAL switch. The camcorder has four built-in ND filters, so a total of eight (4 × 2) adjustments can be stored. However, the memory contents are not linked to the ND filter settings in the following cases.
  • Page 60: 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 61: Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    To set 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 171 to set the VF DISPLAY MODE item to “2”...
  • Page 62 To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu disappears from the screen and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Page 63: 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 on.
  • Page 64 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 65: 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 66: 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 67 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 1 F: The audio signal from the front microphone is recorded. 2 R: The audio signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1 connector is recorded.
  • Page 68: 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 HOLD RESET...
  • Page 69: 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 70 Example 2: Interconnecting a number of camcorders or timecode synchronization Reference camcorder To another camcorder to be synchronized 1 TEST OUT 2 TC OUT 3 TC IN 4 GENLOCK IN a) Set GENLOCK to ON on the GENLOCK page of the MAINTENANCE menu, if GENLOCK is set to OFF.
  • Page 71 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 72: 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 73: 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). To unload 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 74: 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 75 • 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.
  • Page 76: 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 209. Basic procedure for shooting: from power supply to disc loading Attach a fully charged battery pack.
  • Page 77 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 78: Playing Back The Recorded Clip

    Notes • It is not possible to record a clip shorter than 2 seconds. If you stop recording within 2 seconds of starting, this results in a 2-second clip. If you stop recording and restart within 2 seconds of the original start, this creates a single continuous clip from the original start time.
  • Page 79: 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 80: 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 81: Setting The Thumbnail Image At Recording Time

    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 30 seconds) of captured video and audio, so that recording starts from a point just before you press the REC START button or the VTR button on the lens.
  • Page 82: Time-lapse Video (interval Rec Function)

    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 83 Exit the Interval Rec mode by pressing the EJECT button. When the • When you set the POWER switch to OFF, the camcorder camcorder power will switch off by itself after is switched off disc access has continued for a few seconds to record the picture data stored in memory.
  • Page 84 OFF y 2SEC y 5SEC y 10SEC. Note 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. However, the light remains on continuously if the off time is 5 seconds or less.
  • Page 85 OFF y 2SEC y 5SEC y 10SEC. Note 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, Advanced Operations for Shooting...
  • Page 86: To Exchange Discs While Recording (disc Exchange Cache Function)

    SEC * FRAME “* SEC” indicates the length of interval and “* FRAME” indicates the number of frames. The camcorder exits Manual Interval Rec mode whenever it is powered off. However, the NUMBER OF FRAME, TRIGGER INTERVAL, and PRE-LIGHTING settings are maintained.
  • Page 87: 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 112).
  • Page 88 C0002.MXF C0001.MXF TITLE00020 TITLE00001 Clips recorded on Disc 1 C0002.MXF C0001.MXF 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. However, to choose from a prefix list, you must create the list beforehand on a computer and transfer it to the unit's internal memory with a...
  • Page 89 \\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 90: 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 91 • 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 92 General/Sony/ the extension) Planning directory • Extension: XML a) The General/Sony/Planning directory is generated automatically when you format a disc. Clip name string format In a text editor, modify the two fields in the <Title> tag that contain the clip name strings (the shaded fields in the example below).
  • Page 93: Recording Video From External Devices

    Setting clip names Load a planning metadata file containing clip names into the unit’s memory (see page 121). Carry out steps 2 to 5 of “To assign clip names on this unit” (page 91). Turn the MENU knob to display “PLAN”, and then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 94 • The system frequency and resolution (HD-SDI input only) of input signals must match the current settings of this unit. Otherwise the input signals cannot be recorded. • Only audio signals embedded in SDI signals are recorded, regardless of the settings of the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2/CH-3/CH-4 switches.
  • Page 95: 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 96: Information And Controls In Thumbnail Screens

    Clip playback screen Unlit Unlit a), b) Clip list playback screen Unlit a) The playback screens appear when the LCD monitor is switched to display of video with (CHAR) or without (MONI) superimposed text. Press the DISP SEL/EXPAND button to switch the LCD monitor to these modes (see page 21).
  • Page 97: Index Picture

    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 00:25:06:14 TC 00:25:49:23 TC 00:26:22:10 TC 00:27:19:04 TC 00:27:51:09 TC 00:28:06:09 TC 00:28:22:02 TC 00:23:34:18...
  • Page 98: Expand Thumbnail Screen

    e Clip and frame information Displays the clip or frame information selected with the Clip Information item in the Thumbnail Menu (see page 107). The factory default selection is the timecode of the first frame or the timecode of the thumbnail frame. f Lock icon This icon appears when the clip is locked (protected) (see page 111).
  • Page 99: Clip Name

    c Thumbnail number/total thumbnails Displays the total number of expanded thumbnails and the number of the selected thumbnail. d Scrollbar See the description in “Clip thumbnail screen” (page 96). e Clip name Displays the name of the expanded clip. When the clip has a title, it is displayed as “TITLE00001”...
  • Page 100: Displaying Menus

    Shot Mark1 TC 00:23:02:00 TC 00:24:45:25 TC 00:25:07:01 TC 00:26:22:11 TC 00:27:19:25 TC 00:27:51:25 TC 00:28:35:00 TC 00:28:55:02 TC 00:29:10:05 30 NOV 2006 19:55 "Capping literally years of spe..." a Essence mark name Displays the name of the essence mark (Shot Mark1 here).
  • Page 101 Shortcut operations Shortcut button names are displayed next to the menu items of commands that have shortcuts (see page 124). Note Shortcuts displayed within parentheses should be used with all menus closed. Thumbnail Menu submenus • The Thumbnail Search Menu contains the basic commands for thumbnail searches.
  • Page 102 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 Load Planning Metadata/Select Drive Planning Metadata Properties Clear Planning Metadata Lock or Delete All Clips Sub-Item Lock All Clips Unlock All Clips...
  • Page 103: Gui Screen Operations

    Item Select Mouse Pointer Speed Select USB Keyboard Language To display the Disc Menu To display the Disc Menu, press the SUB CLIP/ DISC MENU button with the SHIFT button held down in one of the following screens. • Clip thumbnail screen •...
  • Page 104: Thumbnail Operations

    To select multiple thumbnails Do one of the following. • With the SHIFT button held down, turn the MENU knob. • With the SHIFT button held down, press the left- or right-arrow button. To return to the previous screen Press the RESET/RETURN button. To move from a menu level to the next lower or higher menu level For a menu item displayed together with a B or b...
  • Page 105: Searching With Thumbnails

    Turn the MENU knob, or press the left- or right-arrow button. The current position moves by an amount equal to of the total number of thumbnails. Press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob at the new position. The thumbnail at the position indicated in the small popup window appears in a thumbnail screen like the following Expand...
  • Page 106 Using the chapter function to find scenes Sections between shot marks and Rec Start are called chapters. Rec Start essence marks are set automatically at the start of recording, but shot marks can be set at any scene during recording or playback. The chapter function allows you to display thumbnails of the chapters in a clip.
  • Page 107: Playing The Scene You Have Found

    THUMBNAIL/ESSENCE MARK button with the SHIFT button held down. The Select Essence Mark screen appears. The names of essence marks that are not recorded on the disc are displayed in gray. Select Essence Mark Shot Mark1 Shot Mark2 Rec Start Others Select the essence mark that you want, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or...
  • Page 108: Changing Clip Index Pictures

    Time Code: Timecode of first frame Duration: Playback time Sequence Number: Thumbnail sequence number The selected information will appear at the bottom of the thumbnails when you display a thumbnail screen. Changing clip index pictures The clip thumbnail screen displays thumbnails as index pictures for clips.
  • Page 109 Clip Properties Clip No. 001/035 Name TèlèvisionLCD Title Capping Literally years of spe... Title2 Rétroprpjecteurs BRAVIA 00:23:00:25 0:00:09:22 Created 30 NOV 2005 13:35±00:00 Modified 20 MAY 2006 15:02±00:00 Rec Device PDW-700(SN-10001) Horizontal Scroll Clip No.: Clip number/total number of clips Name: Clip name Title: Title Title2: Title 2...
  • Page 110 Select “OK”, and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob. You return to the Clip Properties screen, and the results of the editing are reflected in the clip information. To enter text using a USB keyboard or USB mouse You can connect a Windows USB keyboard or a Windows USB mouse to the USB connector (see...
  • Page 111: Setting Clip Flags

    Do one of the following. To confirm the edit and then exit the software keyboard: Press the Tab key to move to “OK”, and then press the Enter key. To discard the edit and then exit the software keyboard: While “Cancel” is selected, press the Enter key.
  • Page 112: Deleting Clips

    To unlock a specific clip See page 103 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 113: Scene Selection (clip List Editing)

    Select Lock or Delete All Clips, and then select Delete All Clips. 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.
  • Page 114: 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 115 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 116 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 118). In step 1, you can hold down the SHIFT button when you press the SET/S.SEL button.
  • Page 117 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 118).
  • Page 118 To play the clip list See page 103 for more information about GUI screen operations. To play using GUI screens In the clip list thumbnail screen, select the thumbnail of the sub clip where you want to start play. To start play from the start of the clip list Select the thumbnail of the first sub clip.
  • Page 119: Managing Clip Lists

    A list of clip lists appears. Disc Menu Save Clip List Name & Date/Sorted by Name DVD og BI... 08 AUG2007 11:50 E0003 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0004 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0005 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0006 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0007 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0095 18 MAY2006 10:25 E0098...
  • Page 120 Select OK, and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob. The current clip list returns to the unnamed state “(no name)”. To delete clip lists The following procedure deletes a clip list from the disc. See page 103 for more information about thumbnail screen operations.
  • Page 121: Disc Operations

    Disc Operations Checking disc properties See page 103 for more information about GUI screen operations. Display the Disc Menu. Select Disc Properties, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. The Disc Properties screen appears. Disc Properties User Disc ID 12345 Title One of the memories of sum...
  • Page 122 Disc Menu Load Planning Metadata/ PM_001_sample PM_002_sample PM_003_sample PM_004_sample Name &Date/ Sorted by Name Select the desired planning metadata file, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. The selected planning metadata file is loaded into the unit’s memory, and the Planning Metadata Properties screen appears.
  • Page 123: Formatting Discs

    To switch the title display in the viewfinder When planning metadata is loaded into this unit, you can select the format of the title to display in the viewfinder. See page 103 for more information about GUI screen operations. Display the Disc Menu. Select “Settings”, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob.
  • Page 124: 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 125: 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 126: Top Menu And Top-level Menus

    This menu contains items for changing settings DEV STATUS OPTION 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 127 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 128: Menu List

    Menu List Tips • The bold-faced numbers designate the pages that have been registered in the USER menu at the factory. • The following lists include items and settings that appear only when an option board or separately sold software is installed. •...
  • Page 129 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 Settings Description OFF/ON For details, see “To display camera video in the viewfinder during playback (Live & Play function)”...
  • Page 130 No. Page Item REC FUNCTION CACHE/INTVAL REC OFF/CACHE/A. INT/ CACHE REC TIME TAKE TOTAL TIME REC TIME PRE-LIGHTING NUMBER OF FRAME When SYSTEM LINE is TRIGGER INTERVAL M/1SEC to 10SEC/ DISC EXCHG CACHE OFF/ON ASSIGNABLE ASSIGN SW <1> ASSIGN SW <2> ASSIGN SW <3>...
  • Page 131 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 16:9/4:3 ID (When the CBKZ- MD01 is installed)
  • Page 132 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 133 No. Page Item VF SETTING ZEBRA ZEBRA SELECT ZEBRA1 DET LVL ZEBRA1 APT LVL ZEBRA2 DET LVL VF DETAIL LEVEL VF ASPECT (SD) (When the REC FORMAT item is set to IMX50, IMX40, IMX30, or DVCAM) AUTO IRIS IRIS OVERRIDE IRIS SPEED CLIP HIGH LIGHT IRIS WINDOW...
  • Page 134 No. Page Item WHITE WHITE SWITCH <B> MEM/ATW SETTING SHOCKLESS WHITE OFF/1/2/3 ATW SPEED AWB FIXED AREA FILTER WHT MEM 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 SLS...
  • Page 135 No. Page Item LENS FILE LENS FILE SELECT F.ID L.ID L.MF FORMAT SYSTEM LINE SYSTEM FREQUENCY SCAN MODE (Only when SYSTEM LINE is set to 720, and SYSTEM FREQUENCY is set to 59.9P.) REC FORMAT ASPECT RATIO (SD) (When the REC FORMAT item is set to IMX50, IMX40, IMX30, or DVCAM)
  • Page 136 No. Page Item SOURCE SEL FRONT MIC SELECT (When stereo microphone is connected) REC VIDEO SOURCE (When the CBK-HD01 or CBK-SC02 option board is installed) EXT VIDEO SOURCE (When the CBK-HD01 or CBK-SC02 option board is installed) WIDE MODE(EXT) (When the CBK-HD01 or CBK-SC02 option board is installed) SETUP REMOVE...
  • Page 137 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 TITLE item...
  • Page 138 No. Page Item SELECT LETTER BOX FUNCTION FOCUS MAG HD t SD PHASE DELAYED REF t HD-Y PHASE DELAYED Menu List Settings Description DISABLE/ENABLE Enable the selection of “LETTR” (LETTER BOX) in the DOWN CON MODE item on the OUTPUT 2 page. Note Breakup may occur in output signals and in the video and audio...
  • Page 139: Paint Menu

    PAINT menu No. Page Item SW STATUS GAMMA BLACK GAMMA MATRIX KNEE WHITE CLIP DETAIL APERTURE FLARE TEST SAW WHITE COLOR TEMP <A> C TEMP BAL <A> R GAIN <A> B GAIN <A> COLOR TEMP <B> C TEMP BAL <B> R GAIN <B>...
  • Page 140 Selects the gamma type. STD: Standard gamma HG: Hyper gamma 1 to 5 to 6 Selects the standard gamma type. 1: Corresponds to SD camcorder 2: x 4.5 gain 3: x 3.5 gain 4: Corresponds to SMPTE-240M 5: Corresponds to ITU-R709 6: x 5.0 gain...
  • Page 141 No. Page Item BLACK BLACK GAMMA GAMMA BLACK GAM RANGE LOW/L.MID/H.MID/ MASTER BLK GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA G BLACK GAMMA B BLACK GAMMA TEST OUT SELECT KNEE KNEE KNEE POINT KNEE SLOPE KNEE SATURATION KNEE SAT LEVEL WHITE CLIP WHITE CLIP LEVEL DETAIL 1 DETAIL APERTURE...
  • Page 142 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 H/V/V SD DETAIL SD DETAIL SD DETAIL LEVEL SD CRISPENING SD DTL WHT LIMIT SD DTL BLK LIMIT SD LEVEL DEPEND SD LV DEPEND LVL...
  • Page 143 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 MATRIX(USER) R-B MATRIX(USER) G-R MATRIX(USER) G-B MATRIX(USER) B-R...
  • Page 144 No. Page Item MTX MULTI MATRIX MATRIX (MULTI) MATRIX AREA IND MATRIX COLOR DET Moves to color detection MTX(MULTI)PRESET EXEC 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...
  • Page 145: 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 146 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 147 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 148 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 17.0V Menu List Settings Description...
  • Page 149 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 DATA LEN (IMX) (When the CBKZ- MD01 is installed) AU REF LEVEL AU REF OUT AU CH12 AGC MODE...
  • Page 150 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 151 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) Settings...
  • Page 152 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 VITC UBIT (SD) (When the CBKZ- MD01 is installed) WATCH AUTO UBIT GROUP ID 000/101 VITC INS LINE 1 (When the CBKZ- MD01 is installed)
  • Page 153 No. Page Item 12 CAM REC TALLY CONFIG 1 BLINK REC START BEEP SUB LCD MODE SUB LCD TIMER 1H/3H/8H HDSDI REMOTE PROAV DISPLAY DSABL/ENABL Specifies whether to display the PROAV folder Settings Description OFF/ON Turns the tally illumination control on or off when the battery is almost exhausted or the disc is almost full.
  • Page 154 When an RM remote control unit is connected, PARA selects which recording start/stop buttons are enabled. RM: remote control unit CAM: camcorder PARA: both Selects shutter speed display (seconds or degrees). CTRL/RET Selects the method used to display IRIS F values on the MSU-900 or another remote control unit.
  • Page 155 No. Page Item 16 DCC ADJUST DCC FUNCTION DCC D RANGE DCC POINT DCC GAIN DCC DELAY TIME DCC PEAK FILTER 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 459 Adjusts the horizontal position of detection frame...
  • Page 156 No. Page Item 20 AUTO AUTO BLK SHADING SHADING RESET BLK SHD EXEC TEST OUT SELECT MASTER GAIN(TMP) 21 APR APR(SLS) APR PRESET 22 NETWORK DHCP IP ADDRESS SUBNET MASK DEF.GATEWAY LINK SPEED DUPLEX Menu List Settings Description EXEC Executes the auto black shading correction function.
  • Page 157: 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 158 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 159 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 Settings Description STANDARD For details, see “Saving and Loading Scene Files” on page STANDARD 189.
  • Page 160 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 161: 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 “08” is displayed when the shrinker is on.
  • Page 162 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 163: Menu Operations

    5 POWER 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 164 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 165 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 166: 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 167: 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 168 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 EDIT USER 9 page is selected E10 EDIT USER 9 Press the MENU knob. Then select the line where you want to add an item, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 169 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 170: 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 171: Setting The Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen And The Lcd Monitor

    Display the USER FILE page of the FILE menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 163. ?F01 USER FILE USER FILE LOAD USER FILE SAVE F.ID : ssssssssssssssss USER PRESET Press the MENU knob, then select USER PRESET, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 172: Change Confirmation/adjustment Progress Messages

    Item Description DISP DISC Remaining disc capacity indicator DISP IRIS Iris opening indicator a) The viewfinder display can be also turned on or off by using the DISPLAY of the DISPLAY/ ASPECT switch on the viewfinder. b) For detailed information on the display mode, see “Change confirmation/adjustment progress messages”...
  • Page 173: Setting The Marker Display

    Message display Message condition When the gain GAIN: n (where n setting has been = –6dB, –3dB, 0dB, changed 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 18dB, 24dB, 30dB, 36dB, 42dB) When the setting of WHITE: n (where n the WHITE BAL = A CH, B CH, switch has been PRESET) or ATW: changed...
  • Page 174: Setting The Viewfinder

    Note The four items ASPECT, ASPECT SELECT, ASPECT MASK, and ASPECT MASK LVL are ignored when the recording format is IMX50/40/30 or DVCAM and the aspect ratio is 4:3. MARKER 2 page Item Description USER BOX Turns the display of the box cursor on and off.
  • Page 175: Setting The Shot Id

    (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) Display the SHOT DISP page of the OPERATION menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations”...
  • Page 176: Displaying The Status Confirmation Screens

    MENU knob or flick the CANCEL/ 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 ESC END following four screen. mark ABNORMAL <!> screen This window allows you to confirm why the ! (warning) indicator lights in the viewfinder.
  • Page 177: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    • Type of input signal to audio channels 1 to 4 • Input level of audio channels 1 to 4 You can use the SET STATUS page of the OPERATION menu to set whether or not the status confirmation screens are displayed. To display the status confirmation screens You can use the CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE...
  • Page 178: 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 179 For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 163. 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 180 Function Description ZOOM TELE/ For use with a lens that supports serial WIDE communications, assign the ZOOM TELE setting to ASSIGN 3, and the WIDE setting to ASSIGN 4. ZOOM WIDE/ For use with a lens that supports serial TELE communications, assign the ZOOM WIDE setting to ASSIGN 3, and the TELE...
  • Page 181: Setting Power Saving Functions

    a) Even when the MARKER item is set to OFF on the MARKER page of the USER menu, the ASSIGN 2 switch allows you to display or not to display all markers. b) The optional CBK-SC02 Analog Composite Input Board is required for VBS signal input. The optional CBK-HD01 HD/SD SDI Input Board is required for SD-SDI/HD-SDI signal input.
  • Page 182: Specifying An Offset For The Auto White Balance Setting

    Item Description COLOR Sets the color temperature for TEMP <A> the desired value. Adjust the value while looking at the real image because error tends to be bigger for adjustment of high color temperature. C TEMP Adjusts the value more BAL <A>...
  • Page 183: Setting The Umid Data

    (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) Display the LENS FILE page of the USER menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations”...
  • Page 184 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 185: 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 186: 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 187 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 188: 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 189: 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 190 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 191: 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 192: 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 193 • 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 194: 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 195: File Operation Restrictions

    (Continued) File operation restrictions This section explains which operations are possible on files stored in each directory. When required, the following operation tables distinguish reading and writing from partial reading and writing. Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the end of the file.
  • Page 196 Root directory File name Content INDEX.XML Contains data for management of the material on the disc. Contains conversion tables for assigning ALIAS.XML user-defined names to clips and clip lists. DISCMETA.XML Contains metadata to indicate the disc properties. MEDIAPRO.XML Contains a list of materials on the disc, basic properties, related information, and information about access methods.
  • Page 197 h) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, the C*M01.XML file (or a C*M02.KLV file) with the same name in the “C*” part is also deleted automatically. Edit directory File name Content Clip list file E*E01.SMI *: 0001 to 0099 Metadata file generated automatically E*M01.XML when E*E01.SMI file is created.
  • Page 198 UserData 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.) General directory File name Content Any file a) UTF-8 file names can be up to 63 bytes in length.
  • Page 199: 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 200: 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 201: 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 202: Operating On Files

    MENU ON/OFF switch: OFF 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 204). 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 203: 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 204: Command List

    Enter “ftp <SP> <IP address>”, and press the Enter key. (<SP> refers to a space.) For example, if the IP address of this unit is set to 192.168.001.010, enter “ftp 192.168.1.10”. Refer to the Windows help for more information about the FTP command. If the connection succeeds, you are prompted to enter a user name.
  • Page 205 <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 206 1) *: 0001 to 9999 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 207 Syntax: CWD <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> 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 208: 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 209: 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 210 FRONT, and check that when sound is input to a microphone connected to the MIC IN connector on the front of the Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting camcorder, the audio level indicators appear on the viewfinder screen. Check that setting the ZEBRA switch to...
  • Page 211: Testing The Vdr

    Turn the MIC LEVEL control. Check that the channel-1 and -2 audio level meters on the LCD monitor and monochrome LCD show more and more segments as you turn the control counterclockwise as seen from the front of the camcorder. Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting...
  • Page 212 Before starting to check, remove the front microphone connected to the MIC IN connector if it is connected. Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting Perform the operations of steps 1 and 2 explained in “(5) Testing external microphones”.
  • Page 213: 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 214: 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 215: 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”...
  • Page 216 — VDR operation Video and audio recording may be interrupted. 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. REC/TALLY BATT —...
  • Page 217 Warning State WARNING indication indicator — — Problem VDR operation A disc defect was detected. Recording continues, avoiding the defect, but may be substandard. Warning State WARNING indication indicator — — Problem VDR operation Condensation on the optical Recording/playback continues but pickup stops when an error occurs on the drive.
  • Page 218 REC/TALLY BATT — Action to take Power the unit off and move it to a cool place. REC/TALLY BATT — Action to take Protect the unit from shocks and vibrations, turn off the power, and contact a Sony service representative.
  • Page 219 Contact a Sony DCP/DR service representative. EEPROM DATA NG! a) Contact a Sony service representative to replace the battery. VDR operation messages are displayed in the setting change and adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder screen (see page 34).
  • Page 220 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 service representative.
  • Page 221 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. In that case, take the action indicated in the following table. Cannot The clip cannot be expanded into Expand Clip...
  • Page 222 “No Flash In the media selection screen of Drive” the Load Planning Metadata/ Select Drive command, “USB Flash Drive” was selected with no USB flash drive connected. Operation Warnings...
  • Page 223: 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 224 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 42. Viewfinder • Do not leave the unit with the eyepiece pointing directly at the sun.
  • Page 225: Specifications

    Specifications General Power voltage 12 V DC +5.0/–1.0 V Power consumption Approx. 40 W Approx. 44 W Approx. 46 W Note Do not allow the total power consumption of this unit and peripherals to exceed 100 W when peripherals are connected.
  • Page 226: Optical Disc Drive Section

    Minimum illumination 0.016 1x (F1.4, +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation) Video S/N ratio 59 dB (With noise suppression on. Off value is 54 dB.) Modulation (at screen center) 45% or more Registration 0.02% or less for entire screen area (excluding distortion due to lens) Geometric distortion None identified (excluding distortion due to lens)
  • Page 227: 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 228 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 229: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    LC-777 Hard carrying case a) The carrying case is large enough to hold the camcorder with lens and microphone mounted. However, remove them if they protrude more than 25 cm from the front of the main unit. LCD monitor...
  • Page 230: 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 231: List Of Supported Usb Keyboards

    List of Supported USB Keyboards When the area of use is set to NTSC AREA or PAL AREA On this unit, you can enter any of the characters and symbols supported by the keyboards listed below. English [United Kingdom] English [United States] French [France] German [Germany] Select the corresponding language by selecting...
  • Page 232 Italian [Italy] Polish (Programmers) [Poland] Russian [Russia] Spanish [Spain] When the area of use is set to NTSC(J) AREA The keyboard is fixed as the Japanese keyboard. List of Supported USB Keyboards Notes • The keyboard language cannot be changed. •...
  • Page 233: Trademarks And Licenses

    Trademarks and Licenses MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON- COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR (i) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD (“MPEG-4 VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS...
  • Page 234: About A "memory Stick

    “Memory Stick PRO”. About a “Memory Stick” Available types of “Memory Stick” 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 235 “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 236: Index

    Index Symbols ! (warning) indicator 31 +48V/OFF switches 29 Numerics 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX 28 5600K function 179 AC power 36 ACCESS indicator 21 Accessories 229 Additional equipment 227 ALARM knob 18 ALL menu 126 Area of use, setting 40 Arrow buttons 26 ASSIGN switches 18, 27 assigning functions 178 ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) 19...
  • Page 237 Customization assigning functions to ASSIGN switches Date, setting 41 DC IN connector 15 DC OUT 12V connector 15 DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control) 19 DIAGNOSIS menu 127, 161 Digital extender function 180 Digital hours meter 161 Diopter adjustment ring 30 Directory structure 194 Disc capacity 72 formatting 74, 123...
  • Page 238 HOLD/CHAPTER button 22 i.LINK S400 connector 29 Index picture changing 108 Indicators and status display 30 Internal clock 41 Interval Rec function 82 Iris setting/auto iris override 34 Iris, automatic adjustment 63 LCD monitor 20 selecting display items 171 status display 22 Lens cable clamp 16 LENS connector 16 Lens file, selecting 182...
  • Page 239 search result 107 Plug 30 Power saving function 181 Power source voltage/battery remaining ca- pacity 32 Power supply 35 POWER switch 14 PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch 26 PREV button 21 Protection cover of the audio control section Protection cover of the GUI screen operations section 21 REC indicator 31 REC START button 17...
  • Page 240 searching 105 selecting 104 selecting clip information 107 selecting multiple thumbnails 105 Thumbnail image, setting 81 THUMBNAIL indicator 26 Thumbnail Menu 100 THUMBNAIL/ESSENCE MARK button 26 Time counter display 23 Time data 68 Time, setting 41 Timecode 33 setting 68 synchronizing 69 Time-lapse recording 82 TOP menu 126...
  • Page 241 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...
  • Page 242 Sony Corporation PDW-700 (SYL) 3-297-520-03 (1) ©2008...

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