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PROFESSIONAL DISC RECORDER
PDW-1500
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition (Revised 1)
[English]

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC RECORDER PDW-1500 OPERATION MANUAL 1st Edition (Revised 1) [English]...
  • Page 2 WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit 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 and no objects filled with liquid, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    This label is located on the top panel of the drive unit. CAUTION As the laser beam used in this Professional Disc Recorder is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.
  • Page 4 For the customers in Europe This product with the CE marking complies with both the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/ EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European standards: •...
  • Page 5 Cette étiquette est placée sur le panneau supérieur de l’unité de commande. ATTENTION Comme le rayon laser utilisé dans cet Enregistreur de disques pour professionnels est dangereux pour les yeux, ne pas essayer de démonter le coffret. Faire effectuer l’entretien uniquement par un personnel qualifié.
  • Page 6 WARNUNG Um Feuergefahr und die Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden, darf das Gerät weder Regen noch Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt werden. Um einen elektrischen Schlag zu vermeiden, darf das Gehäuse nicht geöffnet werden. Überlassen Sie Wartungsarbeiten stets nur qualifiziertem Fachpersonal. DIESES GERÄT MUSS GEERDET WERDEN.
  • Page 7 1. Für Ihren privat genutzten Videorecorder muß eine Fernseh-Rundfunk-Genehmigung beantragt werden, sofern nicht bereits eine Genehmigung für ein Fernsehgerät desselben Haushaltes vorliegt. Im geschäftlichen Bereich ist jeder einzelne Videorecorder anmelde- und gebührenpflichtig. (Auskunft ggf. bei der GEZ oder den Rundfunkanstalten.) 2.
  • Page 8 Questa etichetta si trova sul pannello superiore dell’unità di pilotaggio. CAUTELA Poiché il raggio laser impiegato in questo registratore di dischi professionale è dannoso alla vista, non tentare di smontare il rivestimento. Per la manutenzione rivolgersi esclusivamente a personale qualificato. CAUTELA L’uso di strumenti ottici con questo prodotto aumenta il rischio per la vista.
  • Page 9 ADVERTENCIA Para evitar el riesgo de incendios o electrocución, no exponga la unidad a la lluvia ni a la humedad. Para evitar descargas eléctricas, no abra el aparato. Solicite asistencia técnica únicamente a personal especializado. ESTE APARATO DEBE CONECTARSE A TIERRA.
  • Page 10 ADVERTENCIA: 1. Utilice el cable de alimentación (3 conductores eléctricos), el conector de dispositivos y el enchufe con contactos de puesta a tierra aprobados que cumplen con las normas de seguridad de cada país, si existen. 2. Utilice el cable de alimentación (3 conductores eléctricos), el conector de dispositivos y el enchufe que cumplen los valores nominales adecuados (voltaje, amperios).
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Before Using the Unit ... 14 Setting the Line Mode ... 14 Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Features ... 16 1-2 Using the CD-ROM Manual ... 18 1-2-1 CD-ROM System Requirements ... 18 1-2-2 Preparations ... 18 1-2-3 Reading the CD-ROM Manual... 18 Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts 2-1 Front Panel ...
  • Page 13 Chapter 8 Menus 8-1 Menu System Configuration ... 85 8-2 Basic Setup Menu ... 86 8-2-1 Items in the Basic Setup Menu ... 86 8-2-2 Basic Menu Operations ... 88 8-3 Extended Menu ... 92 8-3-1 Items in the Extended Menu... 92 8-3-2 Extended Menu Operations ...
  • Page 14: Before Using The Unit

    Before Using the Unit Setting the Line Mode This unit is shipped with the line mode still unset. Therefore you need to set the line mode before using the unit. (The unit cannot be used unless the line mode is set.) Once it is set, the line mode is retained even when the unit is powered off.
  • Page 15 Item No. Item name DF MODE UMID SDI VANC LINE ESSENCE MARK SDI VANC LINE BLANK LINE SELECT INTERNAL VIDEO SIGNAL GENERATOR VIDEO SETUP REFERENCE SETUP LEVEL/BLACK LEVEL INPUT VIDEO BLANK Before Using the Unit...
  • Page 16: Chapter 1 Overview

    Quick picture search by jog and shuttle dials The PDW-1500 has jog and shuttle dials as a conventional VTR to search picture in a clip. The jog dial is for frame- by-frame search at –1 to +1 times normal speed and the shuttle dial is for high-speed search at ±35 times normal...
  • Page 17 (editing, archiving, etc.). 1) XDCAM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Supports a variety of interfaces The PDW-1500 supports a variety of interfaces and is suitable for use with various nonlinear editing systems. Analog interfaces Video: The unit can input and output a composite analog video signal.
  • Page 18: Using The Cd-rom Manual

    • You can purchase a new CD-ROM disc to replace one that has been lost or damaged. Contact your Sony service representative. • You can purchase printed versions of the operation manuals.
  • Page 19: Chapter 2 Names And Functions Of

    Names and Functions of 2-1 Front Panel 1 On/standby switch and indicator 2 ACCESS indicator ACCESS 3 Remote control switch and NETWORK access indicator MONITOR 4 VIDEO INPUT SEL button 5 COUNTER SELECT button PHONES 6 SUBCLIP button ACCESS 1 Audio level meter section (see page 21) MONITOR 2 Audio settings section...
  • Page 20: Access Indicator

    When the indicator is lit green, pressing the switch makes the indicator flash. When the PDW-1500 is in the standby state, the indicator lights red. When using the PDW-1500, normally leave the rear panel...
  • Page 21: Shift Button

    i SHIFT button Use to switch the functions of various buttons. j SET and RESET buttons Use these as follows. SET button: Use for setup menu settings, scene selection settings, and so on. RESET button: Press to reset the counter. This is also used to cancel setup menu settings and abandon scene selection (thumbnail search).
  • Page 22 In the status display section, the MONITOR display (see page 23) changes to reflect the selection. The factory default is for channels 1 (left) and 2 (right) to be selected. You can select whether to monitor both of the selected channels or only one, using the MONITOR switch (see page 21).
  • Page 23: Status Display Section

    a PREV (previous) button Press this button, turning it on, to show the first frame of the current clip. While the first frame of a clip is shown, pressing this button jumps to the beginning of the previous clip. This button is also used together with other buttons for the following operations.
  • Page 24 IMX40: MPEG IMX 40 format IMX30: MPEG IMX 30 format DVCAM: DVCAM format h Disc loaded mark This lights while a disc is loaded in the PDW-1500. It flashes as the disc is inserted, and while it is being ejected.
  • Page 25: Shuttle Dial

    6 Shuttle/jog/variable control block 1 SHUTTLE button 2 JOG button 3 VAR button 4 Jog/shuttle transport indicators 6 Shuttle dial 5 Jog dial For details of playback operations with these buttons and dials, see 4-2-2 “Playback Operation” on page 56. a SHUTTLE button To play back in shuttle mode using the shuttle dial, press this button, turning it on.
  • Page 26 a F/MARK1 button and f/MARK2 button When the THUMBNAIL button (see page 21) is lit, you can use these for thumbnail selection. During recording and playback, the F/MARK1 and f/ MARK2 buttons can be pressed with the SET button held down to record a shot mark 1 or shot mark 2 as an essence mark.
  • Page 27: Rear Panel

    • When the PDW-1500 is connected to a device with a 6- pin i.LINK connector by an i.LINK cable, before unplugging the i.LINK cable, first power off the device and disconnect the power plug from the outlet.
  • Page 28 The monitored channel is selected by the combination of the AUDIO MONITOR SEL button (see page 21) and MONITOR switch (see page 21). 1 Analog audio signal inputs/outputs 1 AUDIO IN 1/3, 2/4 connectors 2 AUDIO OUT 1/3, 2/4 connectors AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT a AUDIO IN (analog audio signal input) 1/3, 2/4...
  • Page 29 (the PDW-1500 is in the standby state), then press this switch on the a side. 6 SDI signal inputs/outputs...
  • Page 30 See 8-3-2 “Extended Menu Operations” (page 102) for more information about how to make extended menu settings. See 8-4-2 “Maintenance Menu Operations” (page 108) for more information about how to make maintenance menu settings. 2-2 Rear Panel...
  • Page 31: Connections And Settings

    8-2 “Basic Setup Menu” on page 86. Connect a video monitor as example 1 or 2 shown in the following figure. 1, 2: 75 Ω coaxial cable (not supplied) VIDEO OUT 2(SUPER) SDI OUT 2(SUPER) PDW-1500 3-1 Connections and Settings...
  • Page 32: Connections For Using Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    (network) connector (FTP connection) The following shows an example of an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection. Note To use PDZ-1 requires the PDW-1500 IP address and other network-related settings to be made beforehand. Connecting this unit directly to a laptop computer Laptop computer...
  • Page 33 Connecting three PDW-1500 units to a laptop computer via a LAN. Laptop computer To network connector Using the S400 (i.LINK) connector (FAM connection) The following shows an example of a FAM (file access mode) connection. Note The PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software must be installed in advance.
  • Page 34: Connecting To A Nonlinear Editing System

    8-3-2 “Extended Menu Operations” on page 102. 1: i.LINK cable (not supplied) To i.LINK(IEEE1394) connector S400 (i.LINK) provided with the editing software to be used. PDW-1500 Make sure extended menu item 215 “PC REMOTE” is set to “ena.” PDW-1500...
  • Page 35: Connections For Cut Editing

    Reference video signal REF.VIDEO PDW-1500 (player) REMOTE PLAYER-1 PDW-1500 (player) settings Remote control switch (see page 20): REMOTE Extended menu item 214 “REMOTE INTERFACE”: 9pin When making the connections, also refer to the manuals provided with the equipment to be connected.
  • Page 36: When Using The Editing Functions Of The Recorder

    Reference video signal REF.VIDEO PDW-1500 (player) REMOTE PDW-1500 (player) settings Remote control switch (see page 20): REMOTE Extended menu item 214 “REMOTE INTERFACE”: 9pin 3-1 Connections and Settings 1: 75 Ω coaxial cable (not supplied) 2: 9-pin remote control cable (not supplied)
  • Page 37: Connections For Clip Audio Insert Editing

    VIDEO OUT 2 (SUPER) PDW-1500 (player) PDW-1500 (player) settings Remote control switch (see page 20): REMOTE Extended menu item 214 “REMOTE INTERFACE”: i.LINK 3-1-5 Connections for Clip Audio Insert Editing By connecting this unit to a VTR (for example, MSW- M2000/M2000P or DSR-2000/2000P), you can make up a clip audio insert editing system.
  • Page 38 (player) RECORDER PLAYER-1 REF.VIDEO IN BVE-700 PDW-1500 (recorder) settings Remote control switch (see page 20): REMOTE Extended menu item 214 “REMOTE INTERFACE”: 9pin BVE-700 settings EDIT MODE section: Select the A1 to A8 buttons, according to the required input to the recorder.
  • Page 39 /M2000P RECORDER AC IN REF.VIDEO IN BVE-700 PDW-1500 (recorder) settings Remote control switch (see page 20): REMOTE Extended menu item 214 “REMOTE INTERFACE”: 9pin BVE-700 settings EDIT MODE section: Select the A1 to A8 buttons, according to the required input to the recorder.
  • Page 40 (player) RECORDER PLAYER-1 REF.VIDEO IN BVE-700 PDW-1500 (recorder) settings Remote control switch (see page 20): REMOTE Extended menu item 214 “REMOTE INTERFACE”: 9pin BVE-700 settings EDIT MODE section: Select the A1 to A8 buttons, according to the required input to the recorder.
  • Page 41: Editing Control Unit Settings

    3-1-6 Editing Control Unit Settings When connecting an editing control unit to use with this unit, make the following settings, depending on the editing control unit model. BVE-600/700/900/910/2000/9100 Set VTR constants as follows. Line VTR CONSTANT 1 mode 525/60 625/50 FXE-100/120 Set VTR constants as follows.
  • Page 42: Setup

    3-2 Setup The principal setup operations before operating this unit can be carried out using setup menus. The setup menus of this unit comprise a basic setup menu and an extended setup menu. The contents of these menus are as follows. Basic setup menu: •...
  • Page 43: Superimposed Text Information

    3-4 Superimposed Text Information The video signal output from the VIDEO OUT 2 (SUPER) connector or the SDI OUT 2 (SUPER) connector contains superimposed text information, including time code, menu settings, and alarm messages. Adjusting the text display You can adjust the position, size and type of the superimposed text using basic menu items 002, 003, 005, 009, 011, and 012.
  • Page 44 Display Operation mode Block A Block B LOADING Disc is being loaded. UNLOADING Disc is being unloaded. STANDBY OFF Standby off mode STOP Stop mode NEXT Cuing up to the first frame of the next clip. PREV Cuing up to the first frame of the current clip.
  • Page 45: Handling Discs

    3-5-1 Discs Used for Recording and Playback This disc recorder uses the following disc for recording and playback: PFD23 Professional Disc 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Note It is not possible to use the following discs for recording or playback: •...
  • Page 46: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    the disc in the direction of the arrow, as shown in the following figure. Lower surface of the disc Write-protect tab Slide in the direction of the arrow Write-protect tab settings SAVE SAVE Recording enabled Recording disabled 3-5-4 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 47: To Eject Discs With The Unit Powered Off

    3-5-6 To Eject Discs With the Unit Powered Off As an emergency measure, disc cartridges can be removed with the unit powered off. However, the cover must be removed. This operation should always be done by a trained service technician. For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
  • Page 48: Chapter 4 Recording/playback

    Recording/Playback 4-1 Recording This section describes video and audio recording on the unit. 4-1-1 Preparations for Recording Button/switch settings Before beginning recording, make any necessary button/ switch settings. On/standby switch (page 20): Indicator (1) lit green. Remote control switch (page 20): LOCAL AUDIO MONITOR SEL button (page 21): select the audio...
  • Page 49 Setting the recording format Before recording, it is necessary to set the recording format for each of video and audio. Note It is not possible to combine different recording formats on a single disc. When the format of previously recorded sections on the disc does not match the current recording format of this unit, the disc is record inhibited and the REC INH lights.
  • Page 50: Recording Time Code And User Bit Values

    4-1-2 Recording Time Code and User Bit Values There are the following four ways of recording time code: • Internal Preset mode, which records the output of the internal time code generator, set beforehand to an initial value. The following run modes can be selected. - Free Run: Time code advances continually.
  • Page 51 Indicators above the time data display Time data display SHUTTLE button SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA EDIT REMOTE [9P iLINK] KEY INH ALARM ACCESS ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI INPUT VITC VIUB COUNTER VITC REC INH AE8/EBU AE8/EBU...
  • Page 52 In this case, the setting of extended menu item 628 “DF MODE” is ignored. New time code is recorded in the drop- frame mode of the last recorded time code on the disc. To record with the internal time code generator synchronized to external time code You can record with the internal time code generator...
  • Page 53: Recording Operation

    Notes • When the input video signal selected is i.LINK or SDI, (the INPUT display shows i.LINK or SDI), then setting extended menu item 626 “TC MODE” to “ext regen” automatically synchronizes the internal time code generator to the time code received through the S400 (i.LINK) connector or SDI IN connector.
  • Page 54: Auto Clip List Recording For Automatic

    Notes • The shortest clip that can be recorded is 2 seconds long. Even if recording start and stop operations are performed within 2 seconds, a 2-second clip is recorded. • The maximum number of clips that can be recorded is 300.
  • Page 55: Playback

    4-2 Playback This section describes playback of video and audio. Disc playback start position Although this unit uses optical discs, it is designed to offer the most convenient features of tape playback by VTRs. One of these is the playback start position, which works in the same way as tape, as described below.
  • Page 56: Playback Operation

    On/standby switch (page 20): Indicator (1) lit green. Remote control switch (page 20): LOCAL AUDIO MONITOR SEL button (page 21): select the audio channels to monitor. POWER switch (page 29): I side (on) Audio level adjustment section (page 22): adjust the audio playback levels 4-2-2 Playback Operation This section describes the following types of playback: •...
  • Page 57: Playback In Shuttle Mode

    To jump to the next or previous clip, then start playback Use the PREV button, NEXT button, jog dial, or shuttle dial. For information about the functions of these buttons, see “4 Recording and playback control section” on page 22. For details of the jog and shuttle dials, see “6 Shuttle/jog/ variable control block”...
  • Page 58: Thumbnail Search

    changed using extended menu item 119 “VARIABLE SPEED LIMIT IN KEY PANEL CONTROL”.) To carry out playback in variable speed mode, do as follows. SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA REMOTE [9P iLINK] ACCESS EDIT KEY INH ALARM ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI...
  • Page 59 Use the arrow buttons or the jog dial to select the desired clip. You can select clips with the following operations. Press the PREV or NEXT button: Move to the previous or next clip. Press the PREV or NEXT button with the SHIFT button held down: Move to the first or last clip.
  • Page 60: Clip List Playback

    4-2-4 Clip List Playback You can play back clips in the order of clip lists created with the scene selection function (see page 61). Playing back in clip list order Proceed as follows. If the clip list that you want to play exists on the disc, load it into the current clip list.
  • Page 61: Overview

    Scene Selection 5-1 Overview Clip lists and sub clips Scene selection is a function which allows you to save, load, and edit clip lists consisting of clips recorded on disc, or parts of clips, arranged in any order. Clips or parts of clips which have been inserted into clip lists are called sub clips.
  • Page 62: Basic Operations

    5-2 Basic Operations 5-2-1 Creating Clip Lists You can create a clip list by either of the following two methods. • Selecting a desired clip from the thumbnail display, and including it in the clip list as a sub clip. •...
  • Page 63 Total duration of the sub clips in the clip list Cursor (Insertion position for the next sub clip to be included) Thumbnails of the sub clips already included in the clip list To move the cursor within the scene selection window When the scene selection window appears as you carry out step 3, use the left and right arrow buttons to move...
  • Page 64: Editing Clip Lists

    is powered off. After creating a clip list, be sure to save To create sub clips during recording and save to a clip list (Quick scene selection during recording) You can perform quick scene selection during recording. With the SUBCLIP button off, set In and Out points during recording, and press the SET button with the SHIFT button held down.
  • Page 65 Moving a sub clip Proceed as follows. Press the SUBCLIP button, turning it on. Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning it on. Thumbnails of the sub clips within the current clip list appear. To escape from the thumbnail display to the full- screen display Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning it off.
  • Page 66 Trimming a sub clip Proceed as follows. Carry out steps 1 to 4 in the procedure, “Moving a sub clip” above. Use the arrow buttons to select TRIM, and press the SET button. The first frame of the selected sub clip appears in a full-screen display.
  • Page 67: Clip List Operations

    To cancel the deletion, and escape from the sub clip deletion screen Do either of the following. • Use the left or right arrow button to select CANCEL, and press the SET button. • Press the RESET button. The screen returns to the sub clip thumbnail display. Use the left or right arrow button to select OK, and press the SET button.
  • Page 68: Current Clip List

    CLIP MENU SAVE E0001 04/08/08 21:57 E0002 04/08/24 11:15 E0003 04/08/25 15:30 E0004 NEW FILE E0005 NEW FILE E0006 NEW FILE E0007 NEW FILE E0008 NEW FILE E0009 NEW FILE E0010 NEW FILE Use the up and down arrow buttons or the jog dial to select the desired clip list, and press the right arrow button.
  • Page 69: Clearing The Current Clip List

    In the CLIP menu, use the up and down arrow buttons to move the cursor to DELETE and press the right arrow button. A list of clip lists appears. The date of creation or the title of each clip list is shown in the list of clip lists.
  • Page 70: Using Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    5-4 Using 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 71: Chapter 6 Insert Editing

    Insert Editing 6-1 Clip Audio Insert Editing You can perform insert editing on the audio tracks of single recorded clips. This section explains how to insert an audio signal at any point in the clip, using the audio of a VTR connected to this unit.
  • Page 72: Editing Operations

    Item Setting Number of audio Check the number of audio channels recorded in the clip and the number of quantizing bits with the AUDIO indicators (see page 24), and set the audio format to the same number of recording recording channels and number of quantizing bits channels and quantizing bits with the maintenance menu item “AUDIO CONFIG - “DATA LENGTH”...
  • Page 73 Press the AUDIO INPUT SEL button (see page 22) to select the input signal. Set MIXING in extended menu item 819 “AUDIO INPUT SOURCE ARRANGE” to “on,”and set CH1 to “on.” See 8-3-2 “Extended Menu Operations” (page 102) for more information about how to make these settings.
  • Page 74: Chapter 7 File Operations

    File Operations 7-1 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. There are two ways to connect a remote computer. •...
  • Page 75: File Operation Restrictions

    7-1-2 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 overwriting from partial reading and overwriting. Root directory File name Content INDEX.XML Contains information about all material on the disc.
  • Page 76 Edit Directory File name Content E*E01.SMI Clip list file *: 0001 to 0099 E*M01.XML Metadata file generated automatically when E*E01.MXF file is created. *: 0001 to 0099 Other files Files other than the above a) Only files which can be overwritten by XDCAM. Partial overwriting is not possible.
  • Page 77: File Access Mode File Operations

    7-2 File Access Mode File Operations File access mode operating environment Operating system requirements for file operations by file access mode (called FAM below) are as follows. • Computer operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or higher, or Microsoft Windows XP Preparations Do the following on the remote computer and this unit.
  • Page 78: Ftp File Operations

    • Windows XP: The Safely Remove Hardware dialog appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-1500 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click Stop. The Stop a Hardware device dialog appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-1500 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click OK. • Windows 2000: A confirmation message appears.
  • Page 79 When the user name is verified, you are prompted to enter a password. Enter the password and press the Enter key. The password is set to “pdw-1500” when the unit is shipped from the factory. The login is complete when the password is verified.
  • Page 80: Command List

    Enter key. Command syntax USER <SP> <username> <CRLF> Input example: USER admin PASS <SP> <password> <CRLF> Input example: PASS pdw-1500 QUIT <CRLF> PORT <SP> <h1,h2,h3,h4,p1,p2> <CRLF> • h1 (most significant byte) to h4 (least significant byte): IP address •...
  • Page 81 Command name Description STRU Specifies the data structure. MODE Specifies the transfer mode. LIST Sends a list of files from this unit to the remote computer. NLST Sends a list of file names from this unit to the remote computer, with no other information.
  • Page 82 Command name Description STOR Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the specified path on the remote computer to the current directory on this unit. Depending on the type of file transferred, the following items are created. • C*.MXF file - C*M01.XML file (metadata) - C*S01.MXF file (proxy AV data) - UMID (The UMID of the copy...
  • Page 83 Command name Description STAT Sends information about properties of the specified file, or about data transfer status, from this unit to the remote computer. The following property information is sent, depending on the file type. • MXF file - File name - File type - CODEC type - Frame rate...
  • Page 84 Extended commands The following table shows the extended FTP commands supported by this unit. Command name Description SITE REPF Sends an MXF file from the specified path on this unit to the remote computer. This command allows you to specify a segment in the body of the MXF file (composed of video and audio data), for transfer of the required segment only.
  • Page 85: Menu System Configuration

    8-1 Menu System Configuration The settings for this unit use the following menus. • Setup menu See the next item. • Maintenance menu This provides audio control, and network and setup menu settings, and also shows version information. For details, see 8-4 “Maintenance Menu” (page 106). •...
  • Page 86: Basic Setup Menu

    8-2 Basic Setup Menu 8-2-1 Items in the Basic Setup Menu The basic menu items (excluding the items related to the digital hours meter) are listed in the following table. Item number Item name PREROLL TIME CHARACTER H- POSITION CHARACTER V-POSITION Adjust the vertical screen position (as a hexadecimal value) of the text information DISPLAY INFORMATION SELECT LOCAL FUNCTION...
  • Page 87 Item number Item name CHARACTER V-SIZE CONDITION DISPLAY ON VIDEO MONITOR 525/625 SYSTEM SELECT Specify whether to enable switching between 525(U)-line, 525(J)-line and 625-line ALARM DISPLAY SUB STATUS DISPLAY SELECT MENU CHARACTER TYPE STORED OWNERSHIP RECORDING FORMAT Settings Determine the vertical size of characters such as time code output from the VIDEO OUT 2 (SUPER) connector and SDI OUT 2 (SUPER) connector for superimposed display on the monitor.
  • Page 88: Basic Menu Operations

    Item number Item name RECALL SETUP BANK-1 RECALL SETUP BANK-2 RECALL SETUP BANK-3 SAVE SETUP BANK-1 SAVE SETUP BANK-2 SAVE SETUP BANK-3 8-2-2 Basic Menu Operations This section describes the basic menu display and how to change the settings. Displaying the menu Time data display SHUTTLE button SG DATA...
  • Page 89 Changing the currently displayed menu item SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA EDIT REMOTE [9P iLINK] KEY INH ACCESS ALARM ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI INPUT AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU VITC VIUB COUNTER VITC REC INH i.LINK OVER OVER...
  • Page 90 SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA EDIT REMOTE [9P iLINK] KEY INH ACCESS ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI INPUT AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU VITC VIUB COUNTER VITC REC INH i.LINK OVER OVER OVER OVER CMPST NETWORK Y-R,B LOCAL...
  • Page 91 Note The following message appears if the line mode of the menu bank that you are about to recall differs from the current line mode. Message in time data display ITEM-B01 RECALL SETUP BANK-1 System will be changed. Are you sure you want to execute? EXECUTE : SET KEY...
  • Page 92: Extended Menu

    8-3 Extended Menu 8-3-1 Items in the Extended Menu The extended menu contains the following items. In the Settings column of the table, underlined values indicate the factory default settings. Item number Item name SELECTION FOR SEARCH DIAL ENABLE REFERENCE SYSTEM ALARM REC INHIBIT LAMP FLASHING AUTO EE SELECT FORCED EE WHEN DISC UNLOAD When “off”...
  • Page 93 Menu items in the 100s, relating to the control panels Item number Item name AUDIO VOLUME INDEX PICTURE POSITION Menu items in the 200s, relating to the remote control interface Item number Item name REMOTE INTERFACE PC REMOTE NETWORK ENABLE Menu items in the 300s, relating to editing operations Item number Item name VAR SPEED RANGE FOR...
  • Page 94 Item number Item name ANALOG AUDIO EDIT PRESET REPLACE FOR CH1 ANALOG AUDIO EDIT PRESET REPLACE FOR CH2 ANALOG AUDIO EDIT PRESET REPLACE FOR CH3 ANALOG AUDIO EDIT PRESET REPLACE FOR CH4 AUDIO EDIT MODE DIGITAL AUDIO PB PROCESS ON EDIT POINT ANALOG AUDIO EDIT PRESET REPLACE FOR CH5...
  • Page 95 External synchronization to reference signal generators The internal reference signal generator is synchronized either to a reference signal input to the REF.VIDEO IN connector or an input video signal. Depending on the settings of extended menu items 335 and 308, and the input VIDEO INPUT SEL button setting Item 335 setting Item 308 setting...
  • Page 96 Item number Item name FUNCTION MODE AFTER CUE-UP Select the state that the unit goes into after a cuing-up operation. Item number Item name STILL TIMER Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code, metadata, and UMID Item number Item name VITC POSITION SEL-1 VITC POSITION SEL-2 TCG REGEN MODE...
  • Page 97 Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code, metadata, and UMID Item number Item name U-BIT BINARY GROUP FLAG TC OUTPUT PHASE IN EE MODE TC OUTPUT MUTING IN SEARCH MODE VITC TC MODE RUN MODE DF MODE TC SELECT Settings Select the user bits to be used in the time code generated by the time...
  • Page 98 Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code, metadata, and UMID Item number Item name UMID SDI OUTPUT UMID SDI VANC LINE ESSENCE MARK SDI OUTPUT ESSENCE MARK SDI VANC LINE Item number Item name SELECTION OF VIDEO/SYNC DELAY BLANK LINE SELECT Sub-item...
  • Page 99 Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control Item number Item name In 625-line 9 ... 22 LINE 9, 322 ... LINE mode 22, 335 LINE 23 EDGE SUBCARRIER REDUCER MODE FORCED VERTICAL INTERPOLATION OFF INTERNAL VIDEO SIGNAL GENERATOR VIDEO SETUP REFERENCE Sub-item INPUT LEVEL...
  • Page 100 Item number Item name INPUT VIDEO BLANK Sub-item ALL LINE In 525(U)/ 12 ... 20 LINE 12 ... LINE 20 525(J)-line modes In 625-line 9 ... 22 LINE 9, 322 ... mode LINE 22, 335 H BLANKING WIDTH OUTPUT SCH PHASE Item number Item name DIGITAL AUDIO MUTING IN SHUTTLE MODE...
  • Page 101 Menu items in the 800s, relating to audio control Item number Item name AUDIO INPUT SOURCE ARRANGE Enable or disable mixing of the audio signals of channels 1 to 8 into the Sub-item MIXING AUDIO OUTPUT CH1/CH2 SELECT Select the signals to be output from the AUDIO OUT 1/3 and AUDIO NON-AUDIO FLAG PB Sub-item CH1/CH2...
  • Page 102: Extended Menu Operations

    Item number Item name SDI/DV AUDIO OUTPUT SELECT Sub-item CH1/CH2 CH3/CH4 DV OUT AUDIO MODE Item number Item name SD-SDI H-ANC CONTROL Sub-item AUDIO 5CH-8CH RP188 ATC 8-3-2 Extended Menu Operations The extended menu can be used with the same procedures as in the basic menu.
  • Page 103 To set the internal switch to on S2202, switch 4 Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the cover. There are five screws fixing the cover. Using a sharp implement such as a ball-point pen, set switch 4 in the S2202 group to the ON position (on the inside).
  • Page 104: Using Umid Data

    Press the SET button. 8-3-3 Using UMID Data To perform operations from interviewing to editing effectively and to detect audio-visual materials easily when reusing them, metadata that provides additional What is a UMID? The UMID (Unique Material Identifier) is a unique identifier for audio-visual material defined by the SMPTE330M-2003 standard.
  • Page 105 Using the Extended UMID You have to enter a country code, organization code and user code. Set the country code referring to the ISO-3166 table, and set the organization code and user code independently. For details, see “About UMID ownership information” (page 105).
  • Page 106: Maintenance Menu

    8-4 Maintenance Menu 8-4-1 Items in the Maintenance Menu The maintenance menu includes the following items. In the table, the underscored items are the factory default settings. Item METER HEAD ROOM DATA LENGTH NON-AUDIO INPUT Sub-item tr1/tr2 tr3/tr4 tr5/tr6 tr7/tr8 INPUT LEVEL Sub-item CH1/CH3...
  • Page 107 NETWORK CONFIG: items relating to network settings Item Setting LINK SPEED Set the communications speed. AUTO, 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1000Mbps DUPLEX Set the communications method. AUTO Full Duplex: Full duplex Half Duplex: Half duplex For details of how to make settings, see “To change network settings”...
  • Page 108: Maintenance Menu Operations

    8-4-2 Maintenance Menu Operations This section describes the indications in the maintenance menu and how to change the settings. To display a menu item setting To display the maintenance menu item settings, change the switch setting within the unit, then carry out the following operations.
  • Page 109 REMOTE [9P iLINK] SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA EDIT KEY INH ALARM ACCESS ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI INPUT AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU VITC VIUB COUNTER VITC REC INH i.LINK OVER OVER OVER OVER CMPST NETWORK Y-R,B...
  • Page 110 Turning clockwise increases the value, and turning counterclockwise decreases the value. The J/j buttons can be used. To return to the factory default setting Press the RESET button. When all digits are set, press the SET button. This returns to the NETWORK CONFIG menu. To cancel a setting Before pressing the SET button, press the MENU button.
  • Page 111: System Menu

    8-5 System Menu 8-5-1 Items in the System Menu The system menu includes the following items. Item Setting STATUS Display disc status or clip status. Sub-item Note Although the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software can write TITLE1 and TITLE2, only TITLE1 is displayed here.
  • Page 112 The last clip is deleted, or all clips are deleted. To format discs See 3-5-5 “Formatting a Disc” (page 46). To set the date and time See 3-3 “Setting the Date and Time” (page 42). : 0001/0010 PDW-1500 10001 01/01/02 19:54:38...
  • Page 113: Chapter 9 Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Use the information as a guide in scheduling periodic maintenance. For periodic maintenance, consult your Sony dealer. Display modes of the digital hours meter H01: OPERATION mode Displays the total number of hours the unit has been powered on in units of 1 hour.
  • Page 114: Error Messages

    MENU button SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA SG DATA REMOTE [9P iLINK] ACCESS EDIT KEY INH ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI ANA SDI INPUT AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU AE8/EBU VITC VIUB COUNTER VITC REC INH i.LINK OVER OVER OVER OVER CMPST NETWORK...
  • Page 115: Alarms

    9-3 Alarms An alarm (warning message) appears in the time data display when an operation is attempted which is inappropriate for the settings on this unit or the state of the disc. The monitor connected to this unit displays the alarm message and also the action to take to resolve the problem.
  • Page 116 Reset the items in the setup menu. It is time to exchange the battery on the board. Contact your Sony service representative. Action Eject or format the disc. See 3-5-5 “Formatting a Disc” (page 46) for more information about formatting.
  • Page 117 Message in time Display data display condition FORMAT NG! DISC ERROR! limit DI read err DRV ADJ err a) With respect to setting of basic menu item 016 During playback Message in time Display data display condition 525/60 Disc limit 625/50 Disc limit No Support!
  • Page 118 Message in time Display data display condition IMX50 Clip limit IMX40 Clip IMX30 Clip DVCAM Clip 4CHx24 Clip 8CHx16 Clip REC INHI.! limit REC INHI.! REC INHI.! No Clip! limit No Clip! Disc Top! limit Disc End! limit MAX # Files Disc Full! MAX# SB CLP CL OVER DUR...
  • Page 119 Message in time Display data display condition TC EXT! REGEN mode! REC-PAUSE! REC mode! limit REC mode! REC mode! limit REC mode! No SEL List limit No SUB Clip limit SB CLP mode limit SUB CLIP NG limit No List! STOP ONCE! limit STOP ONCE!
  • Page 120 Message in time Display data display condition Non AV Full a) With respect to setting of basic menu item 016 During reception of commands from an external device connected to the REMOTE connector Message in time Display data display condition No Disc! REC INHI.! REC INHI.!
  • Page 121 Message in time Display data display condition Disc Damage Non AV Full No Clip! limit Disc Top! limit Disc End! limit TC EXT! REGEN mode! REC RUN! REC-PAUSE! REC mode! limit REC mode! limit a) With respect to setting of basic menu item 016 During recording and editing operations Message in time Display...
  • Page 122 See 8-4-2 “Maintenance Menu Operations” (page 108) about how to make this setting. Input a reference video signal to the player and recorder. Contact your Sony service representative. Delete all clip lists. See 5-3-4 “Deleting Clip Lists From Disc” (page 68).
  • Page 123 The motor of a drive fan has stopped. Temperatures have risen within the unit. Temperatures have risen within a drive. Action Contact your Sony service representative. Note The unit will operate, but continued use in this state will result in rising temperatures in the unit or drive, with the risk of fire or damage to the unit.
  • Page 124: Appendix

    Specifications General Power requirements 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption 75 W Peak inrush current (1)Power ON, current probe method: 65 A (240 V), 20 A (100 V) (2)Hot switching inrush current, measured in accordance with European standard EN55103-1: 15 A (230 V) Operating temperature...
  • Page 125 Recording/Playback time MPEG IMX 50 Mb/s: 45 min. 40 Mb/s: 55 min. 30 Mb/s: 68 min. DVCAM 85 min. Search speed Jog mode ±1 times normal speed Variable speed mode –2 to +2 times normal speed Shuttle mode ±35 times normal speed Video performance Sampling frequency Y: 13.5 MHz, R–Y/B–Y: 6.75 MHz...
  • Page 126 XLR 3-pin, male (×2), +4/0/–3/–6 dBu (selectable with menu), 600 Ω loading, low impedance, balanced AUDIO MONITOR OUT RCA-pin (L, R, L+R) (×1) –11 dBu, 47 kΩ, unbalanced Output for headphones Stereo phone jack, –∞ to –13 dBu, 8 Ω, PHONES unbalanced Time code output...
  • Page 127: 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 128 UMID Unique Material Identifier. A standard (SMPTE 330M) for video and audio metadata. The Basic section of a UMID contains a 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.
  • Page 129: Index

    Essence mark 59 Essence mark recording 57 Extended setup menu 92 items 92 operations 102 External monitor connection 31 Features of PDW-1500 16 File access mode file operations 77 File operations 74 directory structure 74 file access mode 77 FTP 78...
  • Page 130 Menus 85 basic setup menu 86 configuration 85 extended setup menu 92 maintenance menu 106 system menu 111 Metadata 17 MONITOR display 23 switch 21 Names and functions of parts 19 NETWORK 20 access indicator 20 Network connector 27 NEXT button 23 Nonlinear editing system connection Number of data bits 24 On/standby switch 20...
  • Page 131 The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any...
  • Page 132 Sony Corporation B & P Company PDW-1500 (SYL) http://www.sony.net/ © 2004 3-796-077-02 (1)

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