Digital HD Videocassette Recorder Operating Instructions HVR-M10U/M10N/M10E/M10P 2005 Sony Corporation 2-549-780-11(1)
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Table of Contents Table of Contents Chapter1 Overview Chapter2 Playback and Recording Chapter3 Dubbing/Editing Table of Contents Features ... 6 Location and Function of Parts ... 8 Front Panel ... 8 Section behind the Operation Panel ... 10 Inside of the Front Panel ... 14 Rear Panel ...
Chapter4 Adjusting and Setting Through Menus Chapter5 Maintenance Appendix Operating the Menus ... 45 Menu Organization ... 46 Menu Contents ... 47 Troubleshooting ... 54 General Operation Troubles ... 54 Batteries/Power sources ... 55 Cassette tapes ... 56 Playback ... 57 Recording/Dubbing ...
MPEG2 system adopted in the high-definition broadcasting and the Blu-ray Disk System. The unit adopts the 1080 scanning lines (interlace) (1080i)/1440 × 1080 pixels format of the HDV specifications. The recording bit rate is approximately 25 Mbps. This unit is equipped with an i.LINK digital interface and can be digitally connected with HDV- compatible televisions or personal computers.
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Location and Function of Parts Front Panel 1 1 (on/standby) switch/ 1 (on/standby) lamp 2 Remote sensor 3 PHONE LEVEL control knob 4 PHONES jack 5 LCD monitor 1 1 (on/standby) switch/ 1 (on/standby) lamp Press this switch to turn the unit on. The 1 on/standby lamp lights up in green.
1 q (cassette) indicator Lights up when a digital video cassette is loaded. Does not light up while the cassette compartment opens or the cassette is not loaded. This indicator flashes while a cassette is being removed. For details, see “Inserting/Ejecting Cassettes” on page 22. 2 CHG (charge) indicator Lights up while charging the battery pack (not supplied) attached to the rear of the unit.
Location and Function of Parts Section behind the Operation Panel 1 Upper control section 1 LCD BRIGHT (+/–) button Adjust the brightness of the LCD panel. +: Brightens. –: Dims. 2 DISPLAY/BATT INFO button Superimposes data items such as the time code upon pictures.
Notes • If you change this selector, the screen may momentarily becomes bright or noise may appear. This noise will be recorded. • Do not change this switch setting during recording. If you change the setting of this switch during recording, the recorded image will be interrupted for several seconds.
Location and Function of Parts 2 Audio control section 1 AUTO/MANU (manual) audio switch Switches the audio recording level adjustment mode. AUTO: The recording level is automatically adjusted in accordance with an input audio. MANU: Enables the AUDIO REC LEVEL control knobs.
3 Tape transport control section 1 AUDIO DUB (audio dubbing) button/indicator Use this button to dub sounds. The indicator lights up while sounds are being dubbed. For details on audio dubbing, see “Audio Dubbing” on page 43. 2 REC (record) button/indicator When you press the PLAY button while holding this button down, the PLAY and REC indicators light up and recording begins.
Location and Function of Parts Inside of the Front Panel 1 RESET button Press this button to clear all settings including the date and time. Use the tip of a ball-point pen or similar tool to press this button. 2 EJECT (cassette eject) button Press this button to insert or remove a cassette.
Rear Panel 1 S VIDEO jacks 2 VIDEO jacks 3 AUDIO jacks 4 COMPONENT OUT jacks 5 LANC jack HDV/DV jack 1 S VIDEO jacks To connect a device equipped with an S-video jack, use the S VIDEO jack on the unit. If you use the S VIDEO jack, you can input/output high-quality video with less signal deterioration than the standard VIDEO jack.
Location and Function of Parts – The output level of the luminance signal is different from the specified value. The above symptom is not a malfunction. This condition will not affect images to be recorded on a tape.The specified video signals are output from the S VIDEO or VIDEO OUT jacks even in EE mode.
Supplied Remote Commander 1 SEARCH SELECT buttons 2 Buttons for playing at various speeds 3 PAUSE button 4 REW button 5 PLAY button 1 SEARCH SELECT buttons Press these buttons to search for scenes using the search function. For details on the search function, see “Searching using the search function”...
[ON] to enable the Remote Commander to control the unit. • In addition to the Remote Commander supplied with the unit, the unit accepts signals from any Sony Remote Commander whose command mode is set to VTR4. If you want to disable the control from any Remote Commander, set [REMOTE CTRL] on the [OTHERS] menu to [OFF].
OUT jack is the same as those superimposed on the LCD monitor. If you set [COMPONENT] on the [IN/ OUT REC] menu to [1080i/480i]* for the output from COMPONENT OUT jack during HDV playback, only the tape transport mode indicator and time counter are displayed as text data.
AUDIO MIX : CH1, CH2 [ STATUS CHECK ] : END 0 :00:00:00 OUTPUT 2 / 2 VCR HDV/DV : AUTO COMPONENT : 1080i/480i i.LINK CONV : LOCK MODE DOWN CONVERT : LETTER BOX [ STATUS CHECK ] : END...
Notes on Power Supply and Video Cassettes Usable cassettes We recommend you to use a digital master cassette (PHDVM-63DM) and a Mini-DV/DVCAM cassette for recording in the HDV/DV format. We recommend you to use a Mini-DVCAM cassette, or digital master cassette (PHDVM-63DM) for recording in the DVCAM format.
Notes on Power Supply and Video Cassettes Preparing the Power Supply Connect the power cord (supplied) to the AC adaptor and the DC plug of the AC adaptor to the DC IN jack on this unit. Next, connect the power plug to an AC outlet.
A tape recorded in the HDV format cannot be played back with the devices not compatible with the HDV 1080i format. We recommend confirming the contents of the tape by playing back the tape before playing back it on another video equipment.
Notes on Power Supply and Video Cassettes Installing the Unit Vertically Put the unit into the supplied rack as illustrated below. You can install it either standing on its left side or on its right side. Align the F on the unit with the f on the rack.
Playback This section describes the connections and settings for the playback and functions such as playback at various speeds and searching for a specific scene on a recorded tape. Connections for Playback Connecting the unit to a monitor with an i.LINK jack The video and audio signals are sent with hardly any degradation, enabling high-quality playback.
Playback Connecting the unit to a monitor without an i.LINK jack You can connect this unit to video monitor without an i.LINK jack. Use this unit as follows. Monitor Notes • To playback the picture recorded in the HDV format when you connect the monitor using a component video cable, set [COMPONENT] on the [IN/OUT REC] menu according to your monitor (p.
MONI] of the [AUDIO SET] menu. Playback Functions Displaying information (data codes) recorded on a tape If you record on a tape using a Sony digital camcorder (DSR-200/200P, 200A/200AP, PD100/PD100P, PD100A/PD100AP, PD150/PD150P, PD170/PD170P, 250/250P, etc.) or digital HD video camera recorder (HVR-Z1U/Z1N/Z1E/Z1P), the recording information (data codes) will be recorded on the tape.
Playback No indicator Recording date/time 2005 01 01 19 : 20 : 30 Camera data AUTO Turning off the camera data Set [DATA CODE] on the [OTHERS] menu to [DATE]. (p. 52). Each time you press the DATA CODE button, the display changes in the sequence as follows: recording date/time t no data code ...
C button; in the backward direction, press the c button. Notes • When the command mode of a Sony device / remote commander is set to VTR4; – if you press the ×1/3 button on the supplied Remote...
• This unit does not support cassette memory. • Searching may not be done correctly if the tapes were not recorded on Sony-brand digital video equipment. If D is recorded over the beginning of B...
INPUT SELECT switch to select a signal that is not being input or disconnect the cables. • This unit cannot record MPEG2 signals except HDV 1080i signals. • There are some restrictions when you use EE pictures output from the COMPONENT OUT jack of the unit.
Using the Unit as a Videocassette Recorder To video equipment without an i.LINK jack You can connect this unit to video equipment without an i.LINK jack. Use this unit as a recorder as follows. Monitor Player Audio output Video output S-video output Audio cable (phono jack) (not supplied) Video cable (not supplied)
Settings for Recording Preparation on the recorder (this unit) Notes • Before recording, set the date and time on the unit so that the recording time can be written into the search signal. You can set the date and time by setting [CLOCK SET] on the [OTHERS] menu.
Using the Unit as a Videocassette Recorder Notes • You cannot adjust the recording level if you record signals input via the HDV/DV jack. • When you connect to device without an i.LINK jack, the audio mode is set to FS32K(4-channel mode). Sound will be recorded on channel 1 and 2.
Dubbing to another equipment This section describes the connections and settings necessary to perform dubbing on other equipment, using this unit as a video player. Connections for Dubbing Notes • For connection of the editing controller and its peripheral devices, refer to the instruction manual of the editing controller and that of the editing software you use.
Dubbing to another equipment Notes • If you output pictures in the playback pause mode when connected with an i.LINK cable, recorded images may appear grainy. • When video signals in the HDV format is played back, you cannot output pictures in the playback pause mode or played back at various speeds other than normal via the HDV/DV jack.
Dubbing procedures Prepare this unit. Refer to "Preparation on this unit" on page 27. Prepare the recorder. If the recorder has an input selector switch, select an input. For details, refer to your recorder's instruction manual. Start playback on this unit and start recording on the recorder.
Editing (Connecting with a Personal Computer) You can set up an editing system by connecting this unit to a personal computer (editor) using the i.LINK jack on the unit. • For details about the connecting method of peripheral equipment for the editing machine, refer to the supplied instruction manual of your editing machine.
Preparations Loading images from a tape to a personal computer (editing machine) • When you want to load a tape recorded in the HDV format into an editing machine in the HDV format, set [VCR HDV/DV] to [AUTO] or [HDV] (p. 48) and then set [i.LINK CONV] to [OFF] (p.
Setting the Time Code and User Bits This unit can set, display, record and play back the time code and user bits. Notes • When the HDV formatted signals are recorded from the HDV/DV jack on this unit, a user bit is copied. However, this bit cannot be preset (the user bit is displayed as “–...
To cancel the time code setting Select [CANCEL] in step 7, then press the EXEC button. To reset the time code Select [RESET] in step 4, then press the EXEC button. To set the value of the user bits You can set the user bits as eight-digit hexadecimal values (base 16) to have the date, time, scene number, and other information inserted into the time code track.
Setting the Time Code and User Bits To set the advancement mode Set [TC RUN] on the [TC/UB SET] menu to switch the advancement mode (counting up). REC RUN: Time code advances only while recording. FREE RUN: Time code advances even when the unit is not recording and the time indicator is paused.
Audio Dubbing You can record just sound on a recorded tape. (Audio dubbing) Notes • You can dub the sound onto a DVCAM-formatted tape (recorded) in the 32 kHz audio mode (4-channel/ 12 bits). You cannot dub sound recorded in 48 kHz (2-channel/16 bits) audio mode on a tape or a tape recorded in nonstandard audio.
Audio Dubbing Dubbing sound Connect the unit and the sound source using a phono jack cable (not supplied). Set the INPUT SELECT switch to S VIDEO or VIDEO. Play back the tape inserted in this unit. At the point you want to start dubbing, press the PAUSE button to turn the unit to the playback pause mode.
Operating the Menus The unit allows you to set various parameters in the menus. Note Do not pull out the power cord plug (battery or AC adaptor power cord) while operating the menus or adjusting the brightness of the LCD monitor. Otherwise, the settings of the menu may be changed accidentally.
Operating the Menus Menu Organization The menu of this unit consists of the following menus and submenus. AUDIO SET AUDIO MONI (page 47) AUDIO MIX (page 47) AUDIO MODE (page 47) AUDIO LOCK (page 47) AUDIO LIMIT (page 47) LCD COLOR (page 48) LCD SET LCD BL LEVEL (page 48) IN/OUT REC...
Menu Contents Initial settings are indicated with rectangles. AUDIO SET menu Icon/Menu Submenu Setting AUDIO MONI Set the audio to be output from the headphones. AUDIO SET (page 27) CH1,CH2 : Outputs CH1 and CH2 audio to the L/R channel of the headphones. CH1 : Outputs CH1 audio to the L/R channel of the headphones CH2 : Outputs CH2 audio to the L/R channel of the headphones CH1+CH2 : Synthesizes the audio of CH1 and CH2 and outputs them to the L/R channel...
Operating the Menus LCD SET menu Icon/Menu Submenu Setting Adjusts the color density of the liquid crystal display when you press the f/F buttons. LCD COLOR LCD SET This setting will not affect the video to be recorded. Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen backlight. This setting will not affect the video to LCD BL be recorded.
Select the mode of the video output from the COMPONENT OUT jacks in accordance with (page 15, 26) the equipment to be connected. Select [480i], [480p/480i] or [1080i/480i] when [50i/60i SEL] on the [OTHERS] menu is set to 60i. Select [576i], [576p/576i] or [1080i/576i] when [50i/60i SEL] on the [OTHERS] menu is set to 50i.
Operating the Menus TC/UB SET menu Icon/Menu Submenu Setting TC/UB SET TC PRESET Resets/Sets the time code value. (page 40) PRESET : Sets the time code value. RESET : Resets the time code value to 00:00:00:00. Note To set the initial time code value, you need to set [TC MAKE] to [PRESET] first. If [TC MAKE] has been set to [REGENERATE], you cannot change the time code using this item.
Icon/Menu Submenu Setting TC/UB SET TC MAKE Selects the time code when you start recording. (page 41) REGENERATE : The time code value is set to continuous time code from the one already recorded on the tape. If no time code is recorded on the tape, it starts from 00:00:00:00. PRESET : The time code starts from the value set in [TC PRESET] on the [TC/UB SET] menu.
Operating the Menus OTHERS menu Icon/Menu Submenu Setting OTHERS CLOCK SET 1 Press the f/F buttons to set the year, then press the EXEC button. (page 33) 2 Press the f/F buttons to set the month, day, hour and minute in the same way as step 1, then press the EXEC button.
OTHERS menu Icon/Menu Submenu Setting OTHERS DISP LCD PANEL : Displays information such as the time code on the LCD monitor. OUTPUT V-OUT/PANEL : Displays information such as the time code on the LCD monitor of this (page 19) unit and an external monitor. Refer to page 63 for details.
Troubleshooting Please check the following before contacting your Sony dealer. General Operation Troubles Symptom A menu item is not available. Some menu item settings change accidentally. The supplied wireless Remote Commander does not work. Chapter 5 Maintenance Maintenance Cause/Remedy • There are menus that cannot be used depending on the [ setting on the [IN/OUT REC] menu and the [TC MAKE] setting on the [TC/UB SET] menu.
Correctly reinstall the battery. If the lamp continues to flash even after reinstalling the battery, remove the power cord from the AC outlet and contact Sony Customer Service. The battery is probably faulty. • The ambient temperature is extremely low or charging is insufficient. This is not a malfunction.
Troubleshooting Cassette tapes Symptom A cassette tape cannot be removed. The cassette tape is not ejected when you press the EJECT button. The cassette memory data and title are not displayed when using a cassette tape with the cassette memory function. The remaining tape time is not displayed.
Playback Symptom Cannot playback. Cannot playback in reverse at various speeds. Horizontal lines are displayed on an image or the image is blurred or not displayed. The audio is noisy. Cannot perform a date search and index search. The time code is not reset to “00:00:00:00” after rewinding a tape to the recording starting point.
Troubleshooting Symptom The unit does not function as part of a digital non-linear editing system. Although the i.LINK cable is connected, the image from an external equipment is not displayed. No image is displayed even though the video cable is connected correctly. The image loses color or is distorted when you play back the tape on a television set or monitor connected to the unit.
* An alarm beep will be emitted when an alarm indicator or message is displayed (page 52). Cause/Corrective Action If an error still recurs after you retry the corrective actions several times, contact Sony Customer Service or your place of purchase. C:04:ss t A battery other than the “InfoLITHIUM” Battery is being used. Use the optional “InfoLITHIUM”...
Warning indicators and messages Alarm Messages The following alarm messages will appear together with the alarm indicators. Take corrective action according to the displayed message. Item Message Use the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Battery Battery level is low. Old battery. Use a new one. Z Re-attach the power source.
Notes on Use Notes on the Videocassette Recorder Do not use the unit in a place subject to direct sunlight or heat sources If you do, its cabinet, mechanical parts, etc., may be damaged. Do not use the unit in an extremely hot place If the unit is left in a car parked with the windows closed (especially in summer), its cabinet, mechanical parts, etc., may be damaged or it may not work...
These counts can be displayed on the menu. Use them as guidelines for scheduling maintenance. In general, consult your Sony dealer about necessary periodic maintenance checks. The digital hours meter has the following four display modes and you can check them in [HOURS METER] of the [OTHERS] menu (See page 53).
Notes on Use About the Built-in Rechargeable Battery This unit is provided with a rechargeable battery that retains the date/time and various settings regardless of power-on and power-off. The rechargeable battery is charged as long as this unit is operated. If the period of operating this unit is short, the battery discharges gradually and if it is not used at all for approximately 3 months, the battery will discharge completely.
Attach the optional “InfoLITHIUM” Battery (L series) to the unit and charge the battery. “InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs have the mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Attach the battery with the power turned off. BATT RELEASE (battery release) button Connect the power cord and AC adaptor using the procedure in “Preparing the Power Supply”.
Charging time The approximate times (in minutes) required for recharging an empty battery at the temperature of 25˚C (recommended temperature: 10 to 30˚C are indicated below. Battery model name Full charging time NP-F570 NP-F770 NP-F970 Note NP-F330/F530/500/510/710 cannot be used for this unit.
Please buy a new battery pack. • The battery life varies depending on how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment for each battery pack. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Appendix...
Compatibility of HDV, DVCAM, and DV Formats The HDV format is a HD VCR format based on the DV format of the globally widespread general consumer digital VCR system. This format has the newly defined data recording specifications for HD signals compressed by MPEG2.
Cassette compatibility A DV format cassette tape can be used for HDV. The recording bit rate and recording track pitch on a tape of the HDV1080i system used for HVR-Z1U/Z1N/Z1E/Z1P/M10U/M10N/M10E/M10P are about 25Mbps and 10µm, respectively. The specifications are the same as that of home use DV (SP) tapes. The recording time on an HDV tape is also the same as that of DV (SP).
Compatibility of HDV, DVCAM, and DV Formats i.LINK output when this unit is used as a player Menu item Playback tape i.LINK CONV format VCR HDV/DV HDVtDV CONV AUDIO LOCK AUTO — — DVCAM AUTO — — — AUTO — —...
Notes • If you use the tapes described in 2) above for editing, you may encounter function limitations regardless of the player and recorder formats. • Some DV video equipment may be able to playback a DVCAM-formatted tape. Even if the tape is played back, the contents cannot be guaranteed.
• i.LINK is an easy-to-remember term for the IEEE 1394 proposed by Sony, and is a trademark approved by many corporations in Japan and overseas. • IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Specifications System Video recording format (HDV) Rotating dual-head helical scan Video recording format (DVCAM (DV)) Rotating dual-head helical scan Audio recording format (HDV) Rotating dual heads MPEG-1 Audio Layer2 16-bit 48 KHz (stereo) Transfer rate 384 kbps Audio recording format (DVCAM (DV)) Rotating dual heads 12-bit Fs 32K (Channel 1/2 Channel 3/4)
Specifications Power consumption (when using a battery) when LCD is used HDV playback 6.5 W DVCAM/DV playback 5.7 W when LCD is not used HDV playback 5.7 W DVCAM/DV playback 4.9 W Operating temperature 5 ˚C to 40 ˚C (41 ˚F to 104 ˚F) Storage temperature –20 ˚C to 60 ˚C (–4 ˚F to 140 ˚F)