WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED. CAUTION The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
For the State of California, USA only Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate Perchlorate Material : Lithium battery contains perchlorate. For the customers in Taiwan only Voor de Klanten in Nederland • Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als klein chemisch afval (KCA).
Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview Features... 8 Names and Functions of Parts ... 11 Chapter 2 Preparations Setting the System Frequency ... 22 Removing the Connector Covers ... 23 Connections and Settings ... 24 External Synchronization... 27 Setup... 27 Superimposed Text Information...
Playback ... 36 Chapter 4 Scene Selection Overview... 44 Creating Clip Lists ... 49 Editing Clip Lists ... 54 Saving the Current Clip List to Disc ... 57 Managing Clip Lists... 58 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software ... 61 Chapter 5 File Operations Overview...
Recording Continuous Timecode Over FAM Connections ... 64 Chapter 6 Menus Function Menu ... 65 System Menu... 67 Appendix Important Notes on Operation... 76 Periodic Maintenance... 77 Troubleshooting ... 78 About i.LINK ... 85 Specifications ... 86 Using UMID Data... 89 MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License ...
The unit can be connected to Sony nonlinear editors, monitors, and video equipment with HDSDI interfaces via its standard HDSDI I/O connectors. It incorporates a color LCD display, allowing you to check video and use the menu system without connecting an external monitor.
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.
HDV devices and HDV editors can be converted to MPEG HD compatible files for recording by this unit. 1) HDV and are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. 2) HDV1080i: Refers to devices compliant with the “HDV1080i Standard”...
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...
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.
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 a Display Normally this displays the audio level meters, timecode, monitor pictures, and current settings.
Note Use the largest size to display the system menu and 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. Each page has five setting items, which correspond to the F1 to F5 buttons.
r Audio monitor channels This displays the audio monitor channels, as set with MONI CH and MONI SEL on page P1 of the function menu (see page 66). When you are monitoring channels 1 and 2 (MONI CH is set to “CH 1/2”), the display changes as follows, depending on the setting of MONI SEL.
a VAR (variable) button To play back in variable-speed mode using the shuttle dial, press this button, turning it on. b JOG button To play back in jog mode using the jog dial, press this button, turning it on. c SHUTTLE button To play back in shuttle mode using the shuttle dial, press this button, turning it on.
Rear Panel Note When the unit is shipped from the factory, connector covers are attached to some of the connectors on the rear 1 Analog video signal input/output section 2 Analog audio signal input/output section HDSDI INPUT 3 Digital signal input/ output section 1 Analog video signal input/output section...
These connectors input two channels of analog audio. You can use the A1 INPUT to A4 INPUT items on the HOME page of the function menu (see page 65) to assign the signals input to connectors 1/3 (ANALOG1) and connectors 2/4 (ANALOG2) to audio channels 1 to 4. You can set the reference input levels with the setup menu item AUDIO CONTROL >LEVEL SELECT (the factory default settings are INPUT: +4 dB, REF LEVEL:...
(D-sub 9-pin, RS-422A compliant, female) terminal 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 >...
on another device may sound different from the audio signals played back on this unit. f U (signal ground) terminal Connect to the system ground. 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.
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.
Preparations 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. • Leave a space around the unit for ventilation. •...
Note Be sure to carry out step 3 before powering the unit off. The new system frequency setting will not be saved if you power off without carrying out step 3. Press the on/standby switch to put the unit into standby, and then press it again to power the unit on.
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.
PDW-70MD (this unit) REF VIDEO INPUT COMPOSITE OUT AUDIO MONITOR TIME CODE ANALOG HD INPUT AUDIO INPUT AUDIO OUTPUT DIGITAL AUDIO (AES/EBU) INPUT OUTPUT HDSDI INPUT HDSDI OUTPUT SDSDI OUTPUT MONITOR RS232C CONTROL HDSDI MONITOR OUTPUT SDI signal input connector...
When the diameter of the XLR cable is too large to loop If the diameter of the XLR cable is so large that is difficult PDW-70MD (this unit) to loop the cable through the ferrite core, simply pass it AC IN through the core without looping.
External Synchronization This unit synchronizes as shown in the following table, according to the presence or absence of signals input to the HDSDI INPUT connector, the presence or absence of signals input to the REF VIDEO INPUT connector, and the setting of the V INPUT item on the HOME page of the function menu (see page 65).
DATE/TIME PRESET YEAR 2006 MONTH TIME 10:09:17 TIME ZONE UTC_00:00 INC/DEC : JOG DIAL SHIFT DATE SAVE : SET KEY TO MENU : MENU KEY This screen allows you to set the following items. YEAR: Calendar year MONTH: Month DAY: Day TIME: Time TIME ZONE: Time zone (difference from UTC) Set the date, time and time zone.
To increase or decrease the values of the flashing digits Use the arrow buttons (M/MARK1, m/MARK2) or jog dial. To return the settings to the factory defaults Press the RESET button. When you are finished making adjustments, press the SET button. The message “NOW SAVING...”...
Display Meaning TCR. VITC reader timecode UBR. VITC reader user bits data TC generator timecode TC generator user bits data In point time data Out point time data Duration between In point and Out point Note If the time data or user bits cannot be read correctly, they will be displayed with an asterisk.
Setting of menu item Items of supplementary SUB STATUS information displayed TC MODE Operating mode of the internal timecode generator REMAIN Amount of free capacity on the disc (in minute units). CLIP NO Clip number The following tables show the on-screen indications of supplementary information and their meaning.
This unit uses the following disc for recording and playback: PFD23 Professional Disc (capacity 23.3 GB) 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation Note It is not possible to use the following discs for recording or playback: • Blu-ray Disc •...
On/standby switch and indicator To unload Press the EJECT button. To load Insert a disc face up. The disc is drawn in. The disc slot indicator flashes orange when you insert a disc, and lights blue when the disc is completely loaded. The indicator flashes blue when you eject a disc, and goes out when the disc is completely ejected.
Full salvage: Clips are reconstructed on the basis of markers recorded on the disc. Nonvolatile memory cannot be used, so processing takes longer than for a quick salvage (about 30 seconds, although it depends on the state of the disc). You are prompted to execute a full salvage whenever you insert a disc that was removed manually from a powered off device after interruption of recording by...
Recording This section describes video and audio recording on the unit. See page 65 “Function Menu” in Chapter 6 for more information about function menu operations. See page 71 “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...
Playback This section describes playback of video and audio on the unit. Before starting playback, make the following setting. Remote/local setting: Set the remote control switch. If you set it to REMOTE, also set the setup menu item INTERFACE SELECT >REMOTE I/F (“REMOTE” and the connector used appear on the display).
To display a list of thumbnail images With the SUB CLIP button off, press the THUMBNAIL button, turning it on. A list appears showing thumbnails of 12 clips on the disc, including the clip being currently played back. (In the following description, this is referred to as the “thumbnail screen”.
To change a thumbnail image (index picture) With the thumbnail list displayed, proceed as follows. 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.
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.
If you press the PLAY button, playback starts from the selected essence mark frame. Searching With the Chapter Function When a clip contains shot marks, you can display them as chapter thumbnails. See “To set shot marks” (page 36) about how to set shot marks.
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. Sixth frame is selected from Name of current clip list a total of 34 sub clips...
To cancel the lock operation and return to the THUMBNAIL screen Select “CANCEL”, and then press the SET button. Press the RESET or MENU button. With OK selected, press the SET button. You return to the thumbnail screen, and a lock icon appears on the thumbnail of the selected clip to show that it is locked.
To cancel the deletion and return to the CLIP MENU Select “CANCEL”, and then press the SET button. Press the RESET or MENU button. Use the V/MARK1 button to select “OK”, and then press the SET button. The clip is deleted and you return to the thumbnail screen.
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. •...
Play back clip list CH 1 CH 2 CH 3 CH 4 KEY INHI SHUTTLE PHONES VARIABLE PRESET SHIFT F REV F FWD STANDBY PDW-70MD EJECT MENU MARK1 CHAPTER EXPAND THUMB CLIP NAIL RESET PAGE DISPLAY CLIP ESSENCE MENU MARK...
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...
Assigning Clip Titles When the setup menu item OPERATIONAL FUNCTION >CLIP TITLE >AUTO TITLE (see page 68) 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 10 characters and a 5-digit number.
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”...
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...
Press the MENU button. The CLIP menu appears (see page 58). (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.
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.
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...
You can use a trimming operation (see page 55) 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...
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...
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.
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”...
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.
To assign a title to a clip list Use the supplied PDZ-1 proxy browsing. 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.
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”...
Display the CLIP menu. See “Displaying the CLIP menu” (page 58). 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.
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.
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. Overview / File Operations in File Access Mode Chapter File Operations in File...
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 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”...
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.
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...
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.
Press the ,/OUT button. The setup menu (see page 68) or the disc menu (see page 74) appears. SETUP MENU OPERATIONAL FUNCTION DISPLAY CONTROL SETUP BANK OPERATION MENU GRADE :BASIC Setup Menu Items The purpose and settings of the setup menu items are described below.
OPERATIONAL FUNCTION [Operational]: Operation settings SYSTEM SEL [> System SYSTEM FREQ [>> Sys Sel]: Select the system Freq]: Select the system frequency and area of frequency. use. UC/J [>> UC/J]: Select the Note area of use. After changing any of the sub- items, power the unit off and then power it on again.
VIDEO CONTROL [Video]: Settings related to video control DOWN CONVERTER [> CONV MODE [>> Conv Down conv]: Set up the down converter. Note “SQEEZE” (squeeze mode) is selected automatically during recording. DETAIL GAIN [>> Detail]: CROSS COLOR [>> Cross AUDIO CONTROL [Audio]: Settings related to audio control REC MODE [>...
RS232C connector, depending on the setting of the remote connector selector switch. 9PIN(PARA)[>> Para Run]: Use the REMOTE(9P) connector to connect several PDW-70MD units and perform remote control from one of them specified as the parent. *9600 [>> 9600] 19200 [>>...
Example: Screen display when DISPLAY CONTROL is selected SETUP MENU OPERATIONAL FUNCTION DISPLAY CONTROL SETUP BANK OPERATION MENU GRADE :BASIC Press the ,/OUT button. This displays menu level 2 for the menu item selected in step 1. Example: Screen display of the second level of the DISPLAY CONTROL menu SETUP MENU DISPLAY CONTROL...
Meanings of indications on the menu screen On-screen indication Meaning Pressing the ,/OUT button Right-pointing arrow (c) at the right of a menu item switches to the next lower See step 1 of the foregoing menu level or to a setting operating procedure (see selection screen.
To return all settings to their factory default settings Display the setup menu. Press the RESET button. A message appears, to confirm whether or not you wish to return all settings to their factory default settings. Monitor screen Initialize all items to factory message preset values? Message in the time...
If you selected CLIP, the status of the current clip appears. CLIP STATUS CLIP LIST MODE CLIP LIST NEME TITLE: PDW-F70 RECORD DEVICE SERIAL DATE 06/3/02 19:54:38 TIME MENU KEY TO MENU When playback or search reaches a new clip, the display changes to the status of the new clip.
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.
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...
Reset the settings in the setup menu (see page 68). Reset the settings in the setup menu (see page 68). If the same message appears after you reset the settings, contact your Sony dealer. The NVRAM battery is exhausted. Contact your Sony dealer.
When a disc is inserted Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video data display section section Unknown FS! UNKNOWN FILE SYSTEM. PLEASE FORMAT DISC OR EJECT. No FS! NO FILE SYSTEM.PLEASE EJECT DISC. Eject the disc. ILL. Disc! IRREGULAR DISC IS USED.
Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video data display section section DISC TOP. Disc Top! DISC END. Disc End! MAX # Files DISC CANNOT BE RECORDED TO. FOR MORE RECORDING SPACE, DELETE CLIPS OR NON-AV DATA. (GENERAL FILES) DISC CANNOT BE RECORDED TO.FOR MORE RECORDING SPACE, DELETE OTHER CLIP LISTS.
Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video data display section section CLIP LIST CANNOT LOCATE SPECIFIED No SUB CLIP SUB CLIP(S). TO ADD AN ESSENCE MARK, EXIT SB CLP mode FROM SUB CLIP MODE FIRST. SUB CLIP IS INVALID. SUB CLIP NG SET APPROPRIATE IN/OUT POINTS.
Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video data display section section DISC CANNOT BE RECORDED. HD 60I HD 60I/30P or HD 30P CLIP(S) EXIST. DISC CANNOT BE RECORDED. HD 50I HD 50I/25P or HD 25P CLIP(S) EXIST. DISC CANNOT BE RECORDED. HD HD 23P Disc 23.98P CLIP(S) EXIST.
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 DVCAM 625/50 RECORDING.
Alarm message in monitor Description/action video section DURATION OF ONE The total duration of the current clip list is greater than 24 hours. CLIP LIST MUST BE This appears when the total duration of the current clip list exceeds the upper limit of 24 hours as the result of a sub clip ADD operation or a TRIM operation (see page 58).
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.
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. Recording/Playback time (when PFD23 is used) MPEG HD Mode 4-channel audio...
OR STORAGE SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. • Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE...
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.
• 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.
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 encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed by MPEG LA to provide MPEG-4 Video.