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Sony CCU-TX50 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony ccu-tx50/tx50p camera control unit operating instructions.
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3-863-129-11 (1)

Camera Control Unit

Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
CCU-TX50/50P
© 2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Camera Control Unit

    3-863-129-11 (1) Camera Control Unit Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. CCU-TX50/50P © 2004 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2

    (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. For the customers in the USA (for CCU-TX50) This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Overview ... 4 Function and Location of Parts and Controls ... 5 Front panel ... 5 Rear panel ... 9 Connecting the CCU-TX50/50P to the Video Camera ... 12 Notes on connections ... 12 Self-Diagnostics ... 13 Entering the Self-diagnostics Mode ... 13 Settings of the Camera ...

  • Page 4: Overview

    CA-TX50/50P Camera Adaptor. Features of this unit are described below. Full-featured signal transfer functions • The CCU-TX50/50P is able to transfer wide band component video signals. • The maximum triaxial cable length that can be used to connect this unit to a camera adaptor is max. 750 m (when using a Belden φ8.5 mm cable) or 1125 m...

  • Page 5: Function And Location Of Parts And Controls

    CABLE ALARM indicators d INCOM input/output/setting section Note If the fan in the CCU-TX50/50P stops, the MAIN indicator will flash simultaneously to warn you of the abnormal condition. If this occurs, turn the POWER switch off immediately and contact Sony service personnel.

  • Page 6

    PROD: Producer line. PRIV: Producer line and engineer line are cut off and communication is possible only between the CCU- TX50/50P and the camera connected to the rear panel of the CCU-TX50/50P. ENG: Engineer line. e CALL button f PANEL button...

  • Page 7

    made with the GAIN control section and SHUTTER setting section are ignored. l CHARACTER button Press this button (which lights up when pressed) to display the self-diagnostics screen on the picture monitor. Each time you press this button, the screen o SHUTTER setting section q WHITE/BLACK BALANCE setting section o SHUTTER setting section...

  • Page 8

    q WHITE/BLACK BALANCE setting section A WHITE controls B PRESET button C BLACK controls D AUTO WHITE/BLACK switch E ATW button A WHITE (white balance manual adjustment) controls Turn these controls to manually adjust the white balance. The left-hand control adjusts the R signal level and the right-hand control adjusts the B signal level.

  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear panel a CAMERA connector b AUDIO OUTPUT connectors f INTERCOM/TALLY/PGM connector a CAMERA connector (triaxial connector) Connects to the CA-TX50/50P Camera Adaptor attached to the DXC-D50 Color Video Camera using a triaxial cable. Caution Do NOT use a defective triaxial cable. The inner sheath of a triaxial cable is used for power supply and the outer sheath for safety ground.

  • Page 10: Output Connectors

    Manual that came with the camera or camera adaptor. To set this connector to the PROMPTER output, it is required to change the setting in the internal board. For details on the internal boards, consult your nearest Sony dealer. D COAX (coaxial) connector (BNC type) Accepts and supplies signals from/to the video camera using a coaxial cable.

  • Page 11

    AC IN (AC power input) connector Connects to an AC power source using the supplied AC power cord. Secure the power cord to the CCU-TX50/ 50P using the supplied plug holder. Function and Location of Parts and Controls...

  • Page 12: Connecting The Ccu-tx50/50p To The Video Camera

    Always turn the unit off first. Video camera Some switches or controls on the video camera may not work when the camera is connected to the CCU-TX50/ 50P. For details, refer to Operation Manuals of the video camera and the camera adaptor.

  • Page 13: Self-diagnostics

    Self-Diagnostics The unit allows you to display the status of the unit and the results of a self-diagnosis is of the internal boards of the unit on the screen of a picture monitor connected to the unit. You can display the following status items: •...

  • Page 14: Self-diagnostics Of The Camera System

    CCU-TX50: Model name and format of the camera control unit connected. Genlock: External reference signal and its status (lock/unlock) Prompter: Transmission direction of the prompter line Return 1 to 3: Return video signal input status Self-diagnostics of the Camera System Press the CHARACTER button when the status display of the unit is displayed.

  • Page 15

    Each time you press the CHARACTER button, another page of results is displayed in turn. DM board CAM Video: Reception status of the video signals from the camera. Skin Gate: Reception status of the Skin gate signal from the camera TRIAX Comp.: Cable compensation type selected for the triaxial cable (automatic/manual) TRIAX Step: Compensation step of the triaxial cable...

  • Page 16: Diagnostics Page Of The Camera

    IV board Return: Setting status of the return signal input connectors to the return channels from 1 to 3 Return Signal: Status of the return video input signal Rear CN: Power supply status of the CN board on the rear PLD Config: Configuration completion status of the PLD mounted on the IV board Power: Power supply status of the IV board...

  • Page 17: Notes On Use

    Output signals VBS 1/2/3 BNC type (1 each) VBS, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms BNC type (3) SDI format, 270 Mbps, SMPTE 259M (CCU-TX50)/CCIR656-III (CCU- TX50P) Y/R-Y/B-Y video BNC type (1 each) Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms R-Y/B-Y: U.S.A. and Canada:...

  • Page 18: Camera Input/output Signals

    PAL: 700 mVp-p, 75 ohms Encoded output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms WF MODE 4-pin (1) AUDIO OUTPUT XLR, 3-pin 0 dBu/–20 dBu, balanced, 2 channels SYNC BNC type 2) R/G/B/and Y/R-Y/B-Y are switchable. Camera input/output signals CAMERA Triax (Kings type for the U.S.A. and Canada, Fischer type for Europe) COAX BNC type (1), 75 ohms...

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