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Sony 3-270-589-12 (1) Operating Instructions Manual

Sony professional disc recorder operating instructions.
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Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan
Professional Disc
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
The supplied CD-ROM includes operating instructions of the PDW-F75
professional disc recorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish
and Chinese versions) in PDF format.
For more details, see "Using the CD-ROM Manual" on page 14.
© 2007 Sony Corporation
3-270-589-12 (1)


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  • Page 1 The supplied CD-ROM includes operating instructions of the PDW-F75 professional disc recorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see “Using the CD-ROM Manual” on page 14. PDW-F75 © 2007 Sony Corporation 3-270-589-12 (1)
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions • Read these instructions. • Keep these instructions. • Heed all warnings. • Follow all instructions. • Do not use this apparatus near water. • Clean only with dry cloth. • Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 3 If you have questions on the use of the above Power Cord / Appliance Connector / Plug, please consult a qualified service personnel. When installing the installation space must be secured in consideration of the ventilation and service operation. • Do not block the ventilation slots at the left side and right side panels, and vents of fans.
  • Page 4 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 5 électromagnétiques suivants : E1 (résidentiel), E2 (commercial et industrie légère), E3 (urbain extérieur) et E4 (environnement EMC contrôlé, ex. studio de télévision). Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japon. Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la sécurité des produits est Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Allemagne.
  • Page 6 Verbrauchte Batterien entsprechend den Anweisungen des Herstellers entsorgen. Für Kunden in Deutschland Entsorgungshinweis: Bitte werfen Sie nur entladene Batterien in die Sammelboxen beim Handel oder den Kommunen. Entladen sind Batterien in der Regel dann, wenn das Gerät abschaltet und signalisiert “Batterie leer” oder nach längerer Gebrauchsdauer der Batterien “nicht mehr einwandfrei funktioniert”.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview Features... 11 Using the CD-ROM Manual ... 14 Names and Functions of Parts ... 15 Chapter 2 Preparations Setting the System Frequency ... 27 Connections and Settings ... 28 External Synchronization... 34 Setup... 35 24P (23.98P) Mode Settings ...
  • Page 8 Chapter 3 Recording and Playback Handling Discs... 43 Recording ... 46 Playback ... 51 Chapter 4 Scene Selection Overview... 62 Creating Clip Lists ... 67 Editing Clip Lists ... 72 Table of Contents Discs Used for Recording and Playback ... 43 Notes on Handling...
  • Page 9 Saving the Current Clip List to Disc ... 75 Managing Clip Lists... 76 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software ... 79 Chapter 5 File Operations Overview... 80 File Operations in File Access Mode (for Windows) ... 83 File Operations in File Access Mode (for Macintosh) ... 85 Recording Continuous Timecode over FAM Connections ...
  • Page 10 Appendix Table of Contents Computer Connection Example (FTP Connection) ... 110 Using the PDBK-102 MPEG-TS Input/Output Board...112 HDV Connection Example... 112 Using the PDBK-103 Analog HD Input Board ...113 Camcorder Connection Example... 113 Using the PDBK-104 SD Input Upconverter Board... 113 Disc Recorder Connection Example ...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Overview

    The unit can be used as a player for video editing and program output, and as a recorder for nonlinear editing. For these applications, it can be connected to Sony nonlinear editors, monitors, and video equipment with HDSDI interfaces via its standard HDSDI I/O connectors.
  • Page 12 DVCAM upconvert function The unit features an upconvert function, with the ability to upconvert to HD and output HDSDI signals when playing back DVCAM discs. i.LINK (DV) output is also supported use nonlinear editors in a standard i.LINK (DV) environment. 1) Input (recording) is not supported.
  • Page 13: Features Of The Pdbk-101/102/103/104 Option Boards

    104 Option Boards The following option boards provide expanded functions and interfaces for the unit. Notes • Contact your Sony service representative for more information about purchasing and installing option boards. • Up to two option boards may be installed. Some combinations are not supported.
  • Page 14: Using The Cd-rom Manual

    Acrobat Reader. In such a case, install the latest version you can download from the URL mentioned in “Preparations” above. Note If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase a new one to replace it. Contact your Sony service representative. Using the CD-ROM Manual...
  • Page 15: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts Front Panel 1 On/standby 1 switch and indicator ACCESS 2 ACCESS indicator NETWORK LOCAL REMOTE LEVEL 3 Remote control switch PHONES 4 LEVEL knob 5 PHONES jack 6 SHIFT button 7 MENU button 8 SUB CLIP/CLIP MENU button 9 THUMBNAIL/ESSENCE MARK button 1 Display and function menu section ACCESS...
  • Page 16: Menu Button

    Note Do not turn off the POWER switch on the rear panel or disconnect the power cord while the ACCESS indicator is lit. Doing so can result in a loss of data on the disc. c Remote control switch Different positions of the switch allow different operations, as follows.
  • Page 17 For details about scene selection, see Chapter 4 “Scene Selection” (page 62). 1 Display and function menu section q; Audio level meters qa Audio format qs Recording/playback format qd Time data type qf Time data display section qg System line number qh Clip number qj System frequency qk Audio monitor channels...
  • Page 18: Audio Format

    e Monitor video display section This displays monitor video and the system menu. You can press the DISPLAY button to switch the display of monitor video between three sizes. The largest size occupies the full display screen. Note Use the largest size to view superimposed information. f Function menu Use the PAGE button to display this menu, and to switch between the pages (HOME, P1, P2) of the menu.
  • Page 19 p Clip number This displays the clip number of the clip being monitored. The clip number in the figure indicates that the first clip out of 34 clips is selected. q System frequency This displays the system frequency being used by this unit (60I, 50I, 30P, 25P, or 23.98P) (see page 27).
  • Page 20: Play Button

    4 Shuttle/jog/variable-speed playback control block 4 Jog/shuttle transport indicators 1 VAR button 2 JOG button SHUTTLE 3 SHUTTLE button 5 Jog dial 6 Shuttle dial For details about playback operations with these buttons and dials, see page 51 “Playback” in Chapter 3. a VAR (variable) button To play back in variable-speed mode using the shuttle dial, press this button, turning it on.
  • Page 21: Rear Panel

    NEXT button: Press this button, turning it on, to jump to the first frame of the next clip or the next REC START essence mark. END button: Press this button to jump to the last frame of the last clip or to the last REC START essence mark of the last clip.
  • Page 22 1 Analog video signal input/output section 1 REF VIDEO INPUT connectors 2 COMPOSITE OUTPUT connectors REF VIDEO INPUT COMPOSITE OUTPUT a REF VIDEO INPUT (reference video signal input) connectors (BNC type) The two connectors form a loop-through connection; when a reference video signal is input to the left connector, the same signal is output from the right connector ( connected device.
  • Page 23: Power Supply Section

    3 Digital signal input/output section 1 HDSDI INPUT connector 2 HDSDI OUTPUT connectors 3 SDSDI OUTPUT connector HDSDI INPUT HDSDI OUTPUT SDSDI OUTPUT a HDSDI (HD serial digital interface) INPUT connector (BNC type) This inputs HD format video and audio signals. b HDSDI (HD serial digital interface) OUTPUT connectors (BNC type) These output HD format video and audio signals.
  • Page 24 (D-sub 9-pin, RS-422A compliant, female) To control this unit from a controller or VTR supporting the RS-422A Sony 9-pin VTR protocol, connect the device to this connector. When you use this connector, set the remote connector selector switch to the REMOTE(9P) side, and set INTERFACE SELECT >...
  • Page 25: Infrared Remote Commander

    Infrared Remote Commander The corresponding functions are executed when you point the remote commander at the infrared sensor of the main unit and press the keys and setting pad. If you want to disable control of this unit from the remote commander, set INTERFACE SELECT >WIRELESS RMT in the setup menu to “DISABLE”...
  • Page 26 Face the + symbol upward. WARNING Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire. CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 27: Chapter 2 Preparations

    Preparations Setting the System Frequency This unit is shipped with the system frequency still unset. Therefore, you need to set the system frequency before using the unit. (The unit cannot be used unless the system frequency is set.) Once it is set, the system frequency is retained even when the unit is powered off.
  • Page 28: Connections And Settings

    Connecting an External Monitor You can connect a video monitor to this unit’s video output connectors or to the MONITOR connector. The following figure shows an example using a Sony multi-format LCD monitor. You can also superimpose character information such as timecode and the unit’s operating status on output video.
  • Page 29: Using Pdz-1 Over An Connection (fam Connection)

  • Page 30: Connecting To A Nonlinear Editing System (av/c Connection)

    • This unit’s S400 connector has 6 pins. Check the number of pins on the i.LINK connector of your notebook computer, and use an appropriate i.LINK cable. See “Using PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software” in Chapter 4 (page 79) for more information about installing the PDZ-1 software.
  • Page 31 When making the connections, also refer to the manuals provided with the equipment to be connected. When using an editing control unit The following figure shows a cut editing system comprising this unit as a player, an HDW-M2000/M2000P HD video monitor To HDSDI input connector REF VIDEO INPUT...
  • Page 32 HDW-M2000/M2000P This unit (player) settings (recorder) settings REMOTE 1(9P) button: Lit Set the setup menu item INTERFACE SELECT >REMOTE I/F to “9PIN/RS- 232C” (see page 103). Remote control switch: REMOTE Remote connector selector switch: REMOTE(9P) For details about the settings of the HDW-M2000/ M2000P, refer to the operation manual for the unit.
  • Page 33 HDW-M2000/M2000P This unit (player) settings (recorder) settings 75Ω termination switch: Remote connector selector switch: REMOTE(9P) For details about the settings of the HDW-M2000/ M2000P, refer to the operation manual for that unit. When using the editing functions of the recorder (connections using the S400 connector) The following figure shows a cut editing system comprising this unit as a player and a DSR-2000A/2000AP...
  • Page 34: Editing Control Unit Settings

    Editing Control Unit Settings When connecting an editing control unit to use with this unit, make the following settings. BVE-700/700A/2000/9100 Set VTR constants as follows. System VTR CONSTANT 1 frequency 30P/60I 25P/50I System VTR CONSTANT 2 frequency 30P/60I 25P/50I Remote Control Unit Settings You can control this unit from an RM-280 Remote Control Unit.
  • Page 35: Setup

    Setup The principal setup operations before operating this unit are carried out using setup menus. This section explains how to set the date and time and how to adjust the brightness of the LCD panel. See Chapter 6 “Menus” (page 88) for more information about menu operations and menu items.
  • Page 36 E X T - 1 2 - 1 2 TC MODE - 2 0 - 2 0 P R E S E T - 3 0 - 3 0 ACCESS - 4 0 - 4 0 RUN MODE - 6 0 - 6 0 REC RUN 3 + 4...
  • Page 37: 23.98p) Mode Settings

    24P (23.98P) Mode Settings Selecting the Playback Mode (23.98PsF or 2-3 Pulldown) When the setup menu item SYSTEM FREQ is set to “23.98P”, you can set monitor output to either 23.98PsF mode or 2-3 pulldown mode. Press the MENU button. The system menu (see page 90) appears.
  • Page 38: Input And Output Signals In 24p (23.98p) Mode

    Press the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select one of the following. 23.98PsF: Output as 23.98P. 2-3 PULL DOWN: Output after pulldown conversion to 59.94i. Press the SET button. A confirmation message appears. Press the SET button to confirm the changes, or the RESET button to cancel them.
  • Page 39: Playback In 24p (23.98p) 2-3 Pulldown Mode

    timecode at the start of recorded clips may not have a number of frames that is a multiple of 4. If you want to make sure that the number of frames in the timecode of Playback in 24P (23.98P) 2-3 Pulldown Mode Pulldown playback frame sequences During pulldown mode playback, playback is carried out so that the 24-frame timecode set with TIME CODE >PD...
  • Page 40: Superimposed Text Information

    Press the ,/OUT button. The third level of the menu appears. SETUP MENU DISPLAY CONTROL DISPLAY INFO * TIME DATA & STATUS TIME DATA & UB TIME DATA & CNT TIME DATA & TIME TIME DATA & CLIP TIME DATA ONLY Press the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select “TIME DATA ONLY”.
  • Page 41 Information displayed 1 Type of time data 2 Timecode reader drop frame mark 3 Timecode generator drop frame mark Time data 4 VITC field mark T C R 0 0 : 0 4 . 4 7 . 0 7 * P L A Y L O C K 6 Operation mode...
  • Page 42: Displaying Supplementary Status Information

    Display Operation mode Block A Block B PLAY LOCK Playback mode (servo locked) Record mode (servo unlocked) LOCK Record mode (servo locked) STILL A still picture in jog mode Jog mode in forward direction Jog mode in reverse direction SHUTTLE STILL A still picture in shuttle mode SHUTTLE...
  • Page 43: 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 44: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    Lower surface of the disc Write Inhibit tab Slide in the direction of the arrow Write Inhibit tab settings SAVE SAVE Recording disabled Recording enabled You can also write protect individual clips. For details, see “Locking (Write-Protecting) Clips” (page 59). Loading and Unloading a Disc When the on/standby switch indicator is lit green, you can load and unload a disc as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 45: Handling Of Discs When Recording Does Not End Normally (salvage Functions)

    Handling of Discs When Recording Does Not End Normally (Salvage Functions) Recording processing does not end normally if, for example, the POWER switch on the rear panel is turned off during recording, or if the power cord is disconnected during recording. Because the file system is not updated, video and audio data recorded in real time is not recognized as files and clip contents recorded up to that point are lost.
  • Page 46: Recording

    Recording This section describes video and audio recording on the unit. See page 88 “Function Menu” in Chapter 6 for more information about function menu operations. See page 105 “Setup Menu Operations” in Chapter 6 for more information about setup menu operations. Note It is not possible to combine material recorded in different system frequencies and audio recording formats on a...
  • Page 47 To record timecode after setting an initial value (Internal Preset) To set an initial value 3,5 5 4,5 ACCESS NETWORK MENU CHAPTER LOCAL REMOTE THUMB EXPAND RESET CLIP NAIL LEVEL PAGE DISPLAY CLIP ESSENCE MENU MARK PREV PLAY NEXT CH 1 CH 2 CH 3 CH 4...
  • Page 48 To cancel the user bits setting Press the MENU button. Press the SET button. The message “NOW SAVING...” appears, and the user bits set in step 3 are displayed. To record timecode that follows sequentially upon the last recorded timecode (Internal Regen) You can record timecode so that it is continuous from one clip to the next on the disc.
  • Page 49: Carrying Out Recording

    To record external timecode directly (External Preset) When you use this method, the internal timecode generator advances without being affected by the external timecode. To directly record timecode input to the TIME CODE IN connector Connect the timecode output of an external device to the TIME CODE IN connector, and make the following settings on page P2 of the function menu.
  • Page 50: Recording With The Hdsdi Remote Control Function

    To set shot marks A SHOT MARK1 essence mark or SHOT MARK2 essence mark is set if you hold down the M/MARK1 or m/ MARK2 button and press the SET button during recording. If the unit is set up to display superimposed text information (see page 40), “SHOTMARK1”...
  • Page 51: Playback

    • Perform a clip operation (lock or delete a clip) • Make a network or FAM connection • Eject the disc • Change the recording format (change the setting of OPERATIONAL FUNCTION >REC FORMAT in the setup menu, or change the setting of AUDIO CONTROL >REC MODE in the setup menu) •...
  • Page 52: Playback Operation

    Note This function is not available when the Write Inhibit tab of the disc is set to the recording disabled position, and when REC INH on page P1 of the function menu is set to “ON”. The REC INH indicator may light when neither of the above is true if the format of recorded sections on the disc is not the same as the recording settings of this unit.
  • Page 53: Searching For Clips With Thumbnails (thumbnail Search)

    Normally, the unit enters jog mode as soon as you turn the jog dial. If you want it to enter jog mode only when you press the JOG button, set OPERATIONAL FUNCTION >SEARCH ENABLE in the setup menu to “VIA SEARCH KEY”. Playback in shuttle mode In shuttle mode, you can control the speed of playback by the angular position of the shuttle dial.
  • Page 54 Name of currently selected clip Thumbnail (index picture) of currently selected clip Recording date and Total length of selected clip time of selected clip Clip information (recording date and time, initial timecode, total length, and so on) a) When a title has been assigned to a clip (see page 65), the title is enclosed in double quotation marks, for example “TITLE00001”.
  • Page 55: Searching With The Expand Function

    Press the CLIP MENU (SHIFT + SUB CLIP) button or the MENU button to display the clip menu. Press the M/MARK1 button, m/MARK2 button , </ IN button, or ,/OUT button to select SET INDEX PICTURE. Press the SET button. “SET INDEX”...
  • Page 56: Searching For Frames With Essence Marks

    As required, repeat step 2 once or twice. Note Thumbnails cannot be further divided once their duration reaches 1 frame. To return to the thumbnail list screen of the previous level Hold down the SHIFT button and press the EXPAND button.
  • Page 57: Searching With The Chapter Function

    Searching with the Chapter Function When a clip contains shot marks, you can display them as chapter thumbnails. See “To set shot marks” (page 50) about how to set shot marks. With the thumbnail list visible, select the thumbnail of the clip that contains the scenes you want.
  • Page 58: Repeat Playback

    To cue up with sub clip thumbnail images With the desired clip list loaded in the current clip list, proceed as follows. Press the SUB CLIP button and the THUMBNAIL button, turning them on. Thumbnails of the first frames in the sub clips appear. Name of current clip list Sub clip information (date and time of creation, initial timecode,...
  • Page 59: Locking (write-protecting) Clips

    Locking (Write-Protecting) Clips In the thumbnail screen, you can lock them so that they cannot be deleted or altered. Locking prevents the following operations on clips. • Deletion • Renaming by FAM or FTP • Changing the thumbnail image (index picture) •...
  • Page 60: Deleting Clips

    To unlock all clips Carry out the procedure in “To lock all clips”, selecting UNLOCK ALL CLIPS in step 2. Deleting Clips You can delete selected clips while checking their content. Notes • Clips cannot be deleted when the Write Inhibit tab of the disc is set to the recording disabled position, or when “REC INH”...
  • Page 61: Assigning Sequence Numbers To Thumbnails

    Assigning Sequence Numbers to Thumbnails You can assign sequence numbers to displayed thumbnails. With the SUB CLIP button off, press the THUMBNAIL button, turning it on. Thumbnails of the clips on the disc appear. Press the MENU button. The CLIP menu appears. Use the V/MARK1 button to select “CLIP INFORMATION”, and then press the SET button.
  • Page 62: 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 63 Flow of scene selection editing Record material or insert disc containing recorded material into this unit To edit a clip list on the disc Create and edit a clip list • Including a sub clip in the current clip list (see page 67) •...
  • Page 64 Clips 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 65: Assigning Clip Titles

    Assigning Clip Titles When the setup menu item OPERATIONAL FUNCTION >CLIP TITLE >AUTO TITLE (see page 94) is set to “ENABLE”, titles are displayed instead of clip numbers for all clips recorded after the setting is made. Clip title Titles are made up of a prefix of up to 5 characters and a 5- digit number.
  • Page 66 To assign clip names on this unit The title assigned to clip becomes its clip name (file name). C0001.MXF TITLE00001 When sub item “AUTO NAMING” is set to “C****” TITLE00001.MXF TITLE00001 When sub item “AUTO NAMING” is set to “title” Set OPERATIONAL FUNCTION >CLIP TITLE >AUTO TITLE in the setup menu to “ENABLE”...
  • Page 67: Creating Clip Lists

    Sequences of multiple s characters is converted into single s characters. The following alphabetic symbols can be displayed. : . ? ! # * / ( ) + - & @ = < > % " ; _ Display example JumpingDolphin_No103 JUMPINGDOsNO103 Creating Clip Lists...
  • Page 68 Press the MENU button. The CLIP menu appears (see page 76). (If no clip list is loaded in the current clip list, a screen as shown in step 3 appears.) Use the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select LOAD CLIP LIST, and then press the SET button. A clip list selection screen appears.
  • Page 69 Use the arrow buttons or jog dial to select the desired clip. You can also select clips with the following operations. Press the PREV or NEXT button: Moves to the previous or next clip. Press the PREV or NEXT button with the SHIFT button held down: Moves to the first or last clip.
  • Page 70: Quick Scene Selection (adding Sub Clips During Recording, Playback, Or Search)

    Asterisk appears when clip list has not been saved to disc. • Even when a clip whose thumbnail is not the first frame is added to a clip list, the thumbnail displayed in the clip list is always the first frame as a thumbnail. To add sub clips using the expand function You can include a part of a sub clip in the current clip list by dividing the content of the sub clip into parts and...
  • Page 71 You can use a trimming operation (see page 73) to change In and Out points set by the quick scene selection function. 2,3,4 E X T - 1 2 - 1 2 - 2 0 - 2 0 TC MODE P R E S E T - 3 0 - 3 0...
  • Page 72: Editing Clip Lists

    Editing Clip Lists You can select items from CLIP menus, and perform simple editing operations on clip lists and on sub clips registered in clip lists. Basic Operations E X T - 1 2 - 1 2 - 2 0 - 2 0 TC MODE P R E S E T...
  • Page 73: Modifying The In And Out Points Of Sub Clips (trimming)

    previous or next page. Does not switch when there is only one page. Indicates that 2nd sub clip will be moved to position of 7th sub clip. I-shaped cursor showing position to which selected sub clip will be moved. To return to the clip list window without moving any sub clip Press the RESET button.
  • Page 74: Deleting Sub Clips

    The CLIP MENU appears after the trim is executed. If you press the SHIFT + SET buttons instead of the SET button, you return to the state after step 4 in “Basic Operations”, allowing you execute another trim. Save the current clip list to disc. For details, see “Saving the Current Clip List to Disc”...
  • Page 75: Saving The Current Clip List To Disc

    However, if you press the SUB CLIP button to turn it off, and then press it again to light it, the playback start position is reset to the start of the clip list. With the SUB CLIP button lit, press the PLAY button. You can repeat playback of the current clip list by setting SET UP >OPERATIONAL FUNCTION >REPEAT MODE to ON.
  • Page 76: Managing Clip Lists

    Use the supplied PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software. For details, see the PDZ-1 online help. Managing Clip Lists Managing Clip Lists After you create or edit a clip list, you can use the CLIP menu to save it to disc, load it from disc into unit memory, and delete it from the disc.
  • Page 77: Changing Displayed Items Of Information On Sub Clips

    Note The CLIP menu can handle up to 99 clip lists. Changing Displayed Items of Information on Sub Clips You can change information displayed in the lower portion of each thumbnail in the clip list window. Proceed as follows. Display the CLIP menu. See “Displaying the CLIP menu”...
  • Page 78 See “Displaying the CLIP menu” (page 76). Use the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select “SORT CLIP LISTS BY...”, and then press the SET button. A screen like the one shown below appears. Use the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select the type of sorting.
  • Page 79: Using The Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software installed is connected to this unit, you can transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on a disc to the computer. On the computer side, PDZ-1 enables you to browse the proxy AV data, add or modify metadata (titles, comments, essence marks, etc.), or create a clip list.
  • Page 80: Chapter 5 File Operations

    File Operations 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. Use FAM (file access mode) for the computer connection. Directory Structure The following figure shows the directory structure of discs visible to a remote computer.
  • Page 81: 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 82 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 b) to this table Edit directory File name...
  • Page 83: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Windows)

    • Deletion and renaming of directories Notes • The maximum number of files that can be created on one disc, including directories, is 6,000. • File names and directory names can use letters, numbers, and symbols from the Unicode 2.0 (UTF-8) character set.
  • Page 84: Operating On Files

    • Right click, and select “Safely Remove Hardware” from the menu which appears. The “Safety Remove Hardware” dialog box appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-F75 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click “Stop”. The “Stop a Hardware device” dialog appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-F75 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device”...
  • Page 85: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Macintosh)

    at least 10 seconds, and then reconnect the disconnected cable. The unit is powered off and an i.LINK cable is connected: Power the unit on. To disable FAM connections Execute one of the procedures described in the previous section “To make a reconnection” to make a FAM connection between this unit and the remote computer.
  • Page 86: Operating On Files

    When a disc is inserted into this unit, the remote computer recognizes this unit as a removable disc. The following icon appears in the Finder on the remote computer, indicating that the computer is now able to perform file operations. Operation limitations during FAM connections •...
  • Page 87: 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 TCG on page P2 of the function menu to “INT”...
  • Page 88: Chapter 6 Menus

    Menus Function Menu The function menu provides access to frequently used settings, such as input video signal selection and timecode settings. Menu settings are stored in nonvolatile memory and are preserved even after the unit is powered off. Function Menu Operations The function menu appears on the LCD panel of this unit.
  • Page 89 Setting item Description F3: A2 INPUT (audio input Selects the audio input signals assigned to audio channels 2 F5: A4 INPUT (audio input and 4. HDSDI: Audio signal multiplexed into HDSDI signal ANALOG2: Analog 2 audio signal AES/EBU: Signals input to DIGITAL AUDIO (AES/ EBU) INPUT 1/2 and 3/4 connectors...
  • Page 90: System Menu

    Setting item Description F2: TC MODE (timecode When TCG is set to “INT” mode) Selects whether the count value advances from a preset initial value, or advances consecutively from the timecode of the last frame recorded on the disc. PRESET: Advance from a preset initial value.
  • Page 91: Setup Menu

    The entire system menu appears in the monitor video section and on the external monitor. An uppercase and lowercase abbreviation of the selected line only (the line in reverse video) appears in the time data display section. Press the M/MARK1 or m/MARK2 button to select SETUP MENU or DISC MENU.
  • Page 93: Setup Menu Items

    AUDIO CONTROL INTERFACE SELECT METADATA SETUP BANK OPERATION MENU GRADE a) BLACK LEVEL when the system frequency is 50I/25P Setup Menu Items The purpose and settings of the setup menu items are described below. • Brackets [ ] indicate characters and symbols that appear in the time data display section.
  • Page 94 OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation settings AUTO EE SELECT [> Auto DISC OUT [>> DISC OUT]: EE]: Determine whether the unit enters E-E mode or PB mode when audio F.FWD/REV [>> F.FWD/ and video signals from other equipment are input. STOP [>> STOP]: Operations STANDBY OFF [>>...
  • Page 95 OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation settings SEARCH ENABLE [> Search ENA]: Specify how to put the unit into a search mode (jog, shuttle, or variable-speed). VAR SPD LIMIT [> VAR limit]: Specify whether to limit the speed of variable speed playback PREROLL TIME [>...
  • Page 96 DISPLAY CONTROL [Display]: Settings related to display on the LCD panel of this unit and on an external monitor DISPLAY INFO [> DISP info]: Select the content of the character information shown in the monitor video section and on an external monitor. SUB STATUS [>...
  • Page 97 DISPLAY CONTROL [Display]: Settings related to display on the LCD panel of this unit and on an external monitor HD CHARA [> HD char]: Specifies the HD output connector(s) to which superimposed text information is output when CHAR SEL in page P1 of the function menu is set to “ON”.
  • Page 98 TIME CODE [Time Code]: Settings related to the timecode generator VITC POS SEL-2 [> VITC pos-2]: Select a line to insert the VITC in. Note You can insert the VITC signal in two places. To insert it in two places, set both this item and VITC POS SEL-1. EE OUT PHASE [>...
  • Page 99 VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video control BLANK LINE [> Blank ALL LINE [>> All line] Line]: Switch blanking of the video output signal in the vertical blanking interval on or off. Lines in the vertical blanking interval can be set separately The Y/C When the signal and odd/even...
  • Page 100 VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video control WIDE MODE [> Wide INPUT [>> Input] (only when mode]: For SD input and the PDBK-104 option board is output, specify whether installed) to record and play back with the addition of wide picture information.
  • Page 101 VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video control UP CONVERT [> UP AUTO SQUEEZE [>> Auto convert]: Specify SQZ]: Select whether to upconvert output. use auto squeeze mode. CONV MODE [>> Conv mode]: Select the conversion mode. DETAIL GAIN [>> Detail]: Select the gain level of the up converter image enhancer.
  • Page 102 AUDIO CONTROL [Audio]: Settings related to audio control DATA MODE [> Data mode]: Specify whether to handle digital audio signals as non-audio signals during recording. LEVEL SELECT [> Level Sel] INT AUDIO SG [> Audio SG]: Select the operation of the internal audio test signal generator.
  • Page 103 INTERFACE SELECT [Interface]: Settings related to interfaces AUDIO OUTPUT [> Audio Out]: Select the channels for audio output from the AUDIO OUTPUT 1/3 and 2/4 connectors. REMOTE I/F [> Remote I/F]: Select how to perform remote control, when the remote control switch is set to REMOTE.
  • Page 104 METADATA [Metadata]: Metadata settings ESSENCE MARK [> EssnceMk] HD VANC INPUT [> HD VANC IN]: Make settings related to recording of the VANC data contained in HDSDI input. DATA ITEM OUT [> DATA ITEM]: Specify whether to include the information from recorded VANC packets in data items in the DATA ITEM section of MXF files.
  • Page 105: Setup Menu Operations

    MENU GRADE [Menu grade]: Selection of menu items to be displayed Determine whether to display basic items only or both basic and enhanced items in the monitor video section and the time data display section when using the setup menu. Setup Menu Operations This section explains how to change menu settings.
  • Page 107: Disc Menu

    Once the MENU GRADE item has been set to “BASIC”, only the basic, top-level menu items appear when you press the MENU button and the /OUT button to display the setup menu. SETUP MENU OPERATIONAL FUNCTION DISPLAY CONTROL SETUP BANK OPERATION BASIC MENU GRADE Current setting...
  • Page 108: Disc Menu Operations

    ALL CLIP [> All Clip]: Delete all clips. (Clips in the General directory are not deleted.) FORMAT [Format] Formats a disc. QUICK FORMAT [>Quick Format]: Deletes all data on the disc, including the contents of the General directory. Disc Menu Operations To display the status of the current disc or clip Insert a disc, and then proceed as follows.
  • Page 109 To clear the menu from the screen Press the MENU button. To format a disc See “Formatting a Disc” (page 44) in Chapter 3. System Menu...
  • Page 110: Chapter 7 Using Option Boards

    Refer to the operation manual supplied with each board for information about installing, configuring, and operating the board. Contact your Sony dealer regarding installation of option boards. Option Boards for Enhanced Functionality / Using the PDBK-101 Network Board (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Page 112: Using The Pdbk-102 Mpeg-ts Input/output Board

    XDCAM discs. You can also output video and audio from this unit to HDV devices. 1) HDV and are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. HDV Connection Example The following example shows a connection between this unit and an HDV camcorder.
  • Page 113: Using The Pdbk-103 Analog Hd Input Board

    Using the PDBK-103 Analog HD Input Board With the PDBK-103 Analog HD Input Board installed in option slot 2 of this unit, you can record HD analog signals such as YPbPr signals and RGB signals in addition to HDSDI signals. Camcorder Connection Example PDW-F335 Professional Disc Camcorder Y/Pb/Pr output...
  • Page 114: Appendix

    In the event of operating problems If you should experience problems with the unit, contact your Sony dealer. Use and storage locations Store in a level, ventilated place. Avoid using or storing the unit in the following places.
  • Page 115: Periodic Maintenance

    Any of the items can be reset during periodic maintenance or parts replacement. Resetting items allows you to roughly determine the timing of next periodic maintenance. For display resetting, contact your Sony dealer. Item name (name between Description [ ] is name in the time data...
  • Page 116: Troubleshooting

    LAST ALARM item in the system menu. Description/action Reset the settings in the setup menu (see page 91). Reset the settings in the setup menu (see page 91). If the same message appears after you reset the settings, contact your Sony dealer.
  • Page 117 SWITCH TO LOCAL. NO DISC. No Disc! Description/action The NVRAM battery is exhausted. Contact your Sony dealer. Description/action Format the disc, or eject it (see page 44). Use a Professional Disc. End Normally (Salvage Functions)” (page 45). Use another disc.
  • Page 118 Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video data display section section REC INHI.! THE DISC WRITE PROTECT TAB IS SET TO SAVE. REC INHIBIT MODE IS SELECTED. NO CLIP. No Clip! DISC TOP. Disc Top! DISC END. Disc End! MAX # Clips DISC CANNOT BE RECORDED TO.
  • Page 120 a) Displayed only when DISPLAY CONTROL >ALARM is set to “ON”. During recording and editing operations Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video data display section section INPUT SIGNAL FREQUENCY IS NOT Input Sig!” THE SAME AS THE SYSTEM SETUP. DISC CANNOT BE RECORDED.
  • Page 121: During Playback

    During playback Alarm message in time data Alarm message in monitor video display section section DISC CANNOT BE PLAYED BACK. 525/60 Disc USE DISC WITH HD 50I or HD 25P RECORDING. DISC CANNOT BE PLAYED BACK. USE DISC WITH HD 23.98P RECORDING.
  • Page 122 During thumbnail search, scene selection, and clip list operations Alarm message in monitor Description/action video section CANNOT EXPAND CLIP The clip cannot be expanded into more blocks. ANY FURTHER. This appears when the EXPAND button is pressed when the number of block is maximum, or when the duration of an expanded thumbnail is 1 frame.
  • Page 123: Error Messages

    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 124: Specifications

    Use Sony i.LINK cables Use Sony i.LINK cables to connect the i.LINK devices. 6 pins y 4 pins (For DV dubbing) 6 pins y 6 pins (For DV dubbing) i.LINK and are trademarks.
  • Page 125 DVCAM: 16 bits/48 kHz, 4 channels Proxy audio A-law 8 bits, 8 kHz, 4 channels Playback format Video MPEG HD: HQ35/SP25/LP18 Mbps DVCAM: 25 Mbps Proxy video MPEG-4 Audio MPEG HD: 16 bits/48 kHz, 4/2 channels DVCAM: 16 bits/48 kHz, 4 channels Proxy audio A-law 8 bits, 8 kHz, 4 channels 1) The MPEG-4 Codec is a product of Ingenient Technologies, Inc.
  • Page 126 Timecode input TIME CODE IN BNC type (×1), SMPTE timecode, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 3.3 kΩ, unbalanced Output connectors Digital video outputs HDSDI OUTPUT BNC type (×2), complying with SMPTE 292M SDSDI OUTPUT BNC type (×1), complying with SMPTE 259M i.LINK (HDV 1080i) (with PDBK-102 option board installed) 6-pin type, complying with IEEE 1394...
  • Page 128: Using Umid Data

    Using UMID Data Metadata is additional information recorded on discs along with audio-visual data. It is used to bring greater efficiency to the flow of operations from material acquisition through editing, and to make it easier to find and reuse material. As one of application of metadata, the UMID has been internationally standardized.
  • Page 129 • Distinguishing between original material and copied material. 00 is added to the Instance Number for original material. • Recording with UTC time. UTC (coordinated universal time) is used when recording the UMID. Use of a universal time system enables uniform management of source material recorded all over the world.
  • Page 130: Mpeg-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License

  • Page 131: 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. Clip A recording unit. Clips are created every time recording starts and stops.
  • Page 132 globally unique number and a material number for the identification of recorded material. An optional section called the “Source Pack” contains information such as the time and location of recording. A UMID with the Basic section only is called a Basic UMID.
  • Page 133: Index

    Index AC IN connector 24 ACCESS indicator 15 Alarms 116 Arrow buttons 19 Audio format 18 AUDIO INPUT 1/3 and 2/4 connectors Audio level meters 18 Audio monitor channels 19 AUDIO MONITOR connectors 22 AUDIO OUTPUT 1/3 and 2/4 connectors 22 Audio recording formats 46 levels 49...
  • Page 134 JOG button 20 Jog dial 20 Jog/shuttle transport indicators 20 KEY INH 18 KEY INH button 17 Key operation inhibit mode 18 LEVEL knob 16 Loading and unloading a disc 44 MARK1 button 19 MARK2 button 19 MENU button 16 Menus 88 MONITOR connector 22 Monitor video display section 18...
  • Page 135 Thumbnail image assigning sequence numbers 61 changing 54 displaying a list 54 specifying the frame 49 starting playback with 54 Thumbnail search 53 changing an image 54 changing the clip information 54 displaying a list of thumbnail images 53 selecting an image 54 TIME CODE IN connector 23 TIME CODE OUT connector 23 Time data display section 18...

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