• Distinguishing between original material and copied
material. 00 is added to the Instance Number for original
• 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.
• Calculation of date differences. Source material is
recorded using modified Julian dates (MJD), which
enables easy calculation of date differences between
different source material items.
Setting UMID ownership information
Proceed as follows.
Select METADATA >STORE OWNER in the setup
menu (page 94).
The STORED OWNERSHIP (UMID ownership
information setting) screen appears.
SHIFT: ( )( )( )( )KEY
COUNTRY: Sets the country code.
ORGANIZATION: Sets the organization code.
USER: Sets the user code
See the next item "About the UMID ownership
information" for more information about these codes.
Set the ownership information using the arrow buttons
and jog dial.
Arrow buttons: Select the item to set and the
character input location (it blinks).
Jog dial: Selects characters to input at the selected
RESET button: Deletes all input data.
To cancel the ownership information setting
Press the MENU button.
Press the SET button.
The message "NOW SAVING..." appears, and the
ownership information set in step 2 is saved.
See "System Menu" (page 83) in Chapter 6 for more
information about system menu operations.
INC/DEC: JOG DIAL
TO MENU: MENU KEY
About the UMID ownership information
COUNTRY (country code)
Set the country code by entering an abbreviated
alphanumeric string (4-byte alphanumeric string)
according to the values defined in ISO 3166-1.
There are about 240 country codes.
Find your own country code on the following web page.
Refer to ISO 3166-1:
When the country code is less than 4 bytes, the active part
of the code occupies the first part of the 4 bytes and the
remainder must be filled with the space character (20h).
For Japan, the country code is JP, which is 2 bytes, or JPN,
which is 3 bytes.
Thus, enter the following:
where _ represents a space.
ORGANIZATION (organization code)
Enter a 4-byte alphanumeric string for the organization
• There are no problems in recording or playing back
audio-video signals, even if the ORGANIZATION is not
• Organization codes must be acquired by applying to the
SMPTE registration office. When no organization code
has been acquired, it is forbidden to enter an arbitrary
string. As a rule, the code "00" must be entered.
Freelance operators who do not belong to an origination
should enter "~".
USER (user code)
Enter a 4-byte alphanumeric string to identify the user.
The user code is registered with each organization locally.
It is usually not centrally registered.
When the user code is less than 4 bytes, enter the user code
at the beginning of the 4 bytes and fill the remainder of the
string with the space character (20H).
This user code is determined by the organization. The
methods used depend on the organization.
User code cannot be entered when no organization code
has been entered.
Using UMID Data