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 Professional Disc Camcorder is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
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Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Features ... 15 1-1-1 Principal Differences Between the PDW-510/510P and PDW-530/530P15 1-1-2 Camera Features ... 15 1-1-3 Features of the Optical Disc Drive (VDR) ... 16 1-1-4 Input and Outputs ... 17 1-1-5 Other Functions ... 17 1-2 Example of System Configuration ..
5-6 Setting the Time Data ... 73 5-6-1 Setting the Time Code ... 73 5-6-2 Saving the Actual Time in the Time Code ... 73 5-6-3 Setting the User Bits ... 73 5-6-4 Synchronizing the Time Code ... 74 Chapter 6 Menu Displays and Detailed Settings 6-1 Menu Organization and Operation ..
8-7 Attaching the Shoulder Strap ... 125 8-8 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position.. 8-9 Putting on the Rain Cover (Not Supplied) ... 126 8-10 Connecting the Remote Control Unit Chapter 9 Maintenance 9-1 Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting 9-1-1 Preparations for Testing... 129 9-1-2 Testing the Camera...
1-1-1 Principal Differences Between the PDW-510/510P and PDW- 530/530P There are the following differences between the PDW- 510/510P and PDW-530/530P in the specifications of recording format, internal optical filters, and so on. PDW-510/510P recording format and internal optical filters Recording...
• With the optional CBK-FC01 Pull Down Board installed, a 24 fps progressive scan video can be recorded subjected to pull-down, providing imaging quality close to that of film. (PDW-510/530 only) 1) Abbreviation of “Power Hole-Accumulated Diode.” “Power HAD” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
(Audio data is converted to the recording standard for this unit, then recorded.) • You can output a DV stream (on the PDW-530/530P, this can also be done in IMX mode), and send to a DSR-...
Furthermore, another control (the TURBO GAIN button) can also be used as an assignable switch. Alarm function If a fault is detected on the optical disc drive, or if the disc or battery capacity is low, this is notified by warning indicators and audible alarms.
1-2 Example of System Configuration The diagram below shows a typical configuration of the camcorder for ENG and EFP. Viewfinder-related equipment Name / Purpose Magnification Fog-proof filter – Lens assembly –2.8 D to +2.0 D A-8262-537-A Lens assembly –3.6 D to –0.8 D A-8262-538-A Lens assembly –3.6 D to +0.4 D A-8267-737-A Lens assembly...
1-3 Precautions Use and Storage Do not subject the unit to severe shocks The internal mechanism may be damaged or the body warped. After use Always turn off the power. Before storing the unit for a long period Remove the battery pack. Use and storage locations Store in a level, ventilated place.
1-4 Using the CD-ROM Manual The supplied CR-ROM includes versions of the Operation Manual for the PDW-510/510P/530/530P in English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. 1-4-1 CD-ROM System Requirements The following are required to access the supplied CD- ROM disc. •...
Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls 2-1 Power Supply a Battery attachment Attach a BP-IL75/GL95/M100 battery pack. Furthermore, by attaching an AC-DN2B AC Adaptor, you can operate the camcorder from AC power. Note If you mount other than the recommended battery pack in the camcorder, the operation may be unstable when starting or ending recording or playback.
2-2 Accessory Attachments 1 Shoulder strap posts 9 Shoulder pad a Shoulder strap posts Attach the supplied shoulder strap to these posts. For details, see 8-7 “Attaching the Shoulder Strap” on page 125. b Light shoe Attach an optional accessory such as a video light to this shoe.
2-3 Audio Functions 1 Microphone 2 MIC IN connector 3 MIC LEVEL control a Microphone This is a super-cardioid directional monaural microphone with an external power supply (+48 V) system. b MIC IN (microphone input) connector (XLR type, 3-pin, female) Connect the supplied microphone to this connector.
CH-1/2 CH-3/4 MONITOR Audio output switch switch position position CH-1/2 CH-1 Audio channel 1 Mix sound of channels 1 and 2 CH-2 Audio channel 2 CH-3/4 CH-3 Audio channel 3 Mix sound of channels 3 and 4 CH-4 Audio channel 4 f MONITOR volume control This control adjusts the speaker or earphone volume for sounds other than the alarm sound.
i LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) (audio channel-1 and channel-2 recording level) controls These controls adjust the audio levels of channels 1 and 2 when the AUDIO SELECT switches are set to MANUAL. j AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 (audio channel-1 and channel-2 adjustment method selection) switches These switches select the audio level adjustment method for each of audio channels 1 and 2.
2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions 1 Tally indicator 2 BRIGHT control 3 CONTRAST control 4 PEAKING control 5 ZEBRA switch 6 TALLY switch 9 Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever a Tally indicator Setting the TALLY switch to HIGH or LOW enables this indicator.
3 seconds. (e.g.: FILTER: 3) The PDW-510 /510P has one switchable filter, and the PDW-530 /530P has two switchable filters. The relationships between the selector settings and filter selections as well as examples of filters for different shooting conditions are as follows.
WHITE BAL switch is set to A or B, the white Cross filter balance setting is stored in the corresponding memory. 3200 K On the PDW-530/530P models with two switchable 4300 K filters, the memory stores a separate white balance 6300 K setting for each CC filter setting.
BARS, DCC OFF A color bar signal is output and the DCC circuit does not operate. For example, use the setting for the following purposes. • Adjusting the video monitor • Recording the color bar signal CAM, DCC OFF The video signal from the camera is output, and the DCC circuit does not operate.
w VIDEO OUT connector (BNC type) This connector outputs a composite video signal for a video monitor. With a video monitor connected to this connector, you can monitor the picture being shot by the camera or the picture played back by the VDR. To choose between the composite video signal output and SDI signal output, use the menu.
wk REC START button wl VDR SAVE/STBY connector wk REC START button Press this button to start recording. Press it again to stop recording. The effect is exactly the same as that of the VTR button on the lens. When the REC SWITCH function is assigned to the ASSIGN 1, 3 or 4 switch (push button), you can use the switch as the REC START button.
eh PREV button This jumps to the beginning of the current clip, and pauses. During the jump, the F REV indicator flashes.Pressing this button together with the F REV button jumps to the first frame of the first clip recorded on the disc. 2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions...
2-5 Output Video Operating Section a SEL/SET (select/set) dial When thumbnails (each representing a clip) are shown on the color LCD, you can select a particular thumbnail with this dial. Turning the dial upward moves the cursor to the left, and when it reaches the left edge, to the rightmost position in the row above.
2-6 Menu Operating Section 1 MENU knob a MENU knob Use this knob to change the page selection or a setting within the menu. Press: If you press this knob when the arrow (b) is placed at the page title on the menu, the arrow changes to the question mark (?) and you can change the page.
e “Memory Stick” compartment “Memory Stick” Access indicator Label “Memory Stick” How to insert a “Memory Stick” Open the lid of the menu operating section, and insert a “Memory Stick” (not supplied), with the notch facing downward, in the direction shown by the arrow, so that it clicks into place.
2-7 Time Code System a TC IN (time code input) connector (BNC type) To synchronize the time code with an external time code, input the reference time code to this connector. b TC OUT (time code output) connector (BNC type) To synchronize the time code of an external VTR with that of the camcorder, connect this connector to the time code input connector for time code locking of the external VTR.
4 DISPLAY switch 5 RESET button 6 HOLD button 7 SEL/SET dial 8 PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch 9 F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch d DISPLAY switch This cycles the data displayed in the counter display through the sequence TC, U-BIT, and COUNTER. TC: The playback time code read by the internal time code reader, or the time code generated by the internal time code generator.
R-RUN: The time code value advances only during recording. Use this setting to have a consecutive time code on the disc. For details, see 5-6-3 “Setting the User Bits” on page 73 and 5-6-1 “Setting the Time Code” on page 73. 2-7 Time Code System...
2-8 Warnings and Indications Besides the viewfinder, speaker and earphones, the indicators and displays described in this section also 1 Tally indicator 2 DISPLAY switch 3 TALLY switch 6 Monochrome LCD 7 DISP SEL switch a Tally indicator Setting the TALLY switch on the viewfinder to HIGH or LOW enables this indicator.
e Back tally ON/OFF switch This switch enables or disables the back tally and rear tally indicators. ON: The back tally and rear tally indicators are enabled. OFF: The back tally and rear tally indicators are disabled. f Monochrome LCD This shows the remaining battery capacity, remaining disc capacity, time data, and so on.
2-9 Warnings and Indications on the LCDs 2-9-1 Monochrome LCD Disc status and battery status Disc status indicator Full capacity is available. Close to full state: “DISC” flashes. Full (disc must be replaced): “DISC” and “E” flash. Battery status indicator Nearly dead: “BATT”...
2-9-2 Color LCD Disc status, battery status and audio level Disc status indicator Full capacity is available. Close to full state: “DISC” flashes. Full (disc must be replaced): “DISC” and “E” flash. Battery status indicator Nearly dead: “BATT” flashes. Dead battery (battery must be charged): “BATT” and “E”...
Time code display Lights when VITC is selected for the time code. Lights in playback mode. Lights in non-drop frame mode. (PDW-510/530 only) Lights when the camcorder is synchronized with an external time code. Lights when the time code generator is on hold. Lights when the HOLD button is pressed Lights when the time code or real time is displayed.
2-10 Indicators in the Viewfinder 1 TALLY indicator 2 REC (recording) indicator 3 BATT (battery) indicator Viewfinder screen 5 Spare indicator 6 SAVE indicator Indicators on the viewfinder a TALLY indicator This indicator lights when the camcorder is in the Picture Cash mode.
Recording and Playback 3-1 Handling Discs 3-1-1 Discs Used for Recording and Playback This camcorder uses the following disc for recording and playback: PFD23 Professional Disc (capacity 23.3 GB) Note It is not possible to use the following discs for recording or playback: •...
3-1-4 Loading and Unloading a Disc Loading a disc Proceed as follows. Turn on the POWER switch. POWER switch HUMID indicator Note If there is condensation inside the VDR section, the HUMID indicator lights. If this happens, wait until the indicator goes off before going on to step 2.
For details, see 9-1 “Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting” on page 129. Recording format settings (PDW-530/530P only) With the PDW-530/530P you can select the recording formats for each of video and audio. Note that it is not possible to use different recording formats on a single disc.
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST. This automatically adjusts the white balance as follows, depending on the setting of the FILTER knob. • For the PDW-530/530P: B: 3200 K, C: 4300 K, D: 6300 K • For the PDW-510/510P:...
To play back the recorded clip Press the PREV button, then press the PLAY button to play from the beginning of the clip. Repeat steps 5 and 6 as required for shooting. Each time you repeat steps 5 and 6 , successive clips are recorded on the disc.
3-3 Checking the Recording – Playback By pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button, you can review any length of recording on the viewfinder screen in black and white or in color on the color LCD. There are two other ways to review the recording. •...
3-4 Recording Video Signals from External Equipment With this camcorder, you can select in the OPERATION menu whether to record the video captured by the camera, or whether to record a signal from an external video device. If this switching function is assigned to the ASSIGN 2 switch, regardless of the setting in the OPERATION menu, you can make the selection with the ASSIGN 2 switch.
The b mark on the left of “REC VIDEO SOURCE” changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting changes to a ? mark. Turn the MENU knob to display “EXT”. 21 SOURCE SEL REC VIDEO SOURCE: EXT REC CONTROL : I.LINK SBP2 MODE:...
3-5 Freezing a Picture During Playback Viewing frozen pictures Proceed as follows. Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start playback. Press the PLAY/PAUSE button again at the instant when you want to freeze the picture. A frozen picture appears. The time code is displayed in the counter display and the PLAY/PAUSE indicator flashes (one flash/ second).
Thumbnail Search 4-1 Thumbnail Search Operations 4-1-1 Cuing Up to a Desired Clip To do this you display thumbnail images, then cue up to a desired clip. THUMBNAIL Thumbnail SEL/SET indicator ESSENCE MARK S.SEL SUB CLIP CLIP MENU SHIFT PRESET F-RUN REGEN REGEN...
Next, you can play the selected clip, or include it in a clip list, as required. To escape from the thumbnail images to full-screen display Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning off the thumbnail indicator. Note When operating from the battery, if the VDR SAVE/ STBY switch is in the SAVE position, there is a delay until the thumbnail display appears.
Settings for Recording 5-1 Setting the Recording Format (PDW-530/530P only) Before recording with the PDW-530/530P, it is necessary to set the recording format for each of video and audio. Video recording format: MPEG IMX 50 Mbps, 40 Mbps, 30 Mbps, or DVCAM...
To select the desired audio recording format, proceed as follows. Display the AUDIO-2 page of the MAINTENANCE menu. 5-1 Setting the Recording Format (PDW-530/530P only) For the operation, see the descriptions of steps 1 to 5 of the procedure “Setting the Video Recording Format” on page 59.
5-2 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance To ensure excellent image quality when using this camcorder, conditions may require that both the black balance and the white balance be adjusted. Black balance adjustment The black balance will require adjustment in the following cases.
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter selection FILTER selector (inner knob) ND filter setting For the PDW-510/510P: FILTER selector setting and filter selection FILTER selector setting Filter selection 3200 K 5600 K + 5600 K 5600 K + If the setting of the FILTER selector is changed, a message reporting the setting appears for about 3 seconds in the setting change and adjustment progress...
Set the WHITE BAL switch to PRST. The white balance is automatically set as follows, depending on the FILTER selector setting. • PDW-530/530P: B: 3200K, C: 4300 K, D: 6300K • PDW-510/510P: 1: 3200 K, 3: 5600 K For details about setting the white balance manually, see “To automatically adjust the white balance”...
5-3 Setting the Electronic Shutter This section describes the shutter modes that can be used with the electronic shutter of the camcorder, and describes the procedure for selecting the shutter speed and shutter mode. 5-3-1 Shutter Modes The shutter modes that can be used with the electronic shutter and the shutter speeds that can be selected are listed below.
SHUTTER selector The current shutter setting indication appears for about 3 seconds in the setting change and adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder screen. Examples: “: SS : 1/250”, “: SLS : 8FRAME”, “: ECS : 60.0 Hz” Before the shutter setting indication disappears, push the SHUTTER selector down to SELECT again and repeat this until the desired mode or speed appears.
For the operation, see “Setting the shutter mode and standard-mode shutter speed” on page 65. S L S : 1 F R A M E Example of viewfinder screen display for SLS setting operation Turn the MENU knob clockwise or counterclockwise until the desired number of frames appears.
To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section. The menu disappears from the screen and the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears along the top and bottom of the screen. 5-4 Changing the Reference Value for Automatic Iris Adjustment 5-4 Changing the Reference Value for...
The z mark on the left of the selected item changes to a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting changes to a z mark. The IRIS OVERRIDE item is set to “ON”. Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF or close the cover of the menu operating section.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting changes to a ? mark. Turn the MENU knob until the desired auto iris window appears, then press the MENU knob. The shaded parts indicate the area where light detection occurs.
To adjust the signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1 or AUDIO IN CH2 connector, set the AUDIO IN CH-1 or AUDIO IN CH-2 switch to REAR. To adjust both input signals, set both switches to REAR. Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es) corresponding to the channel(s) selected in step 1 to MANUAL.
• The second top bar may turn on occasionally, but do not allow the top bar to go on. If it goes on, the audio level is too high. Correspondence between recording level adjustments and audio level controls In the AUDIO-3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, you can select which audio level control controls the audio recording level of the front microphone input.
5-6 Setting the Time Data 5-6-1 Setting the Time Code The time code setting range is from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) for the PDW-510/530, and from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 24 for the PDW-510P/530P.
RESET button THUMBNAIL SEL/SET ESSENCE MARK S.SEL SUB CLIP CLIP MENU SHIFT PRESET F-RUN REGEN CLOCK R-RUN 2 , 4 Setting the user bits Set the DISPLAY switch to U-BIT. Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET. The first (leftmost) digit flashes. Use the SEL/SET dial to set the user bit data.
Synchronizing the time code Turn on the POWER switch. Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to PRESET. Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN. Set the DISPLAY switch to TC. Supply a time code signal and a reference video signal complying with the SMPTE (for PDW-510/530) or EBU (for PDW-510P/530P) standard and in proper phase relationship, to the TC IN connector and to the GENLOCK IN connector, respectively.
Menu Displays and Detailed Settings 6-1 Menu Organization and Operation 6-1-1 Menu Organization The following shows the organization of menus that you can use to make various settings and adjustments. TOP MENU USER The USER menu consists of the pages shown on the right. If required, you can add, delete, or rearrange pages (USER menu customization).
• OPERATION menu: This menu contains items for changing settings according to conditions related to the subject when the camcorder is being operated. • PAINT menu This menu contains items for making detailed image adjustments while using a waveform monitor to monitor the waveforms output by the camera.
Returning to the TOP menu from other menus There are two methods. • Align the b mark with “TOP” at the top right of the menu page, and press the MENU knob. • Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch down to the ESCAPE position repeatedly until the TOP menu appears.
The z mark on the left of the selected item changes to a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting changes to a z mark. The setting is confirmed. To continue setting other items in the same page, repeat steps from 4 to 7.
If the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu has been used before, the last accessed page appears. If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to one of USER 1 EDIT to USER 19 EDIT and ASSIGN SEL EDIT, then press the MENU knob to display the page.
Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the position where you want to move the item, then press the MENU knob. E02 USER 1 EDIT WHITE<B>CH TEST OUT MENU OFFSET WHITE <A>: WARM COOL <A>: COLOR FINE <A>: MASTER BLACK The item selected in step 1 moves to the position that...
Open the EDIT PAGE of the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu. Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the page to be deleted. Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to CANCEL/PRST. The message “PRESET DATA OK?” appears. E01 EDIT PAGE DELETE PAGE OK ? 01.OUTPUT 02.TEST OUT...
6-2-1 Layout of the Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen All items that can be displayed on the viewfinder screen are shown below. 16:9 PDW-530 #30001 D5600 6, qj, qk, ql and wa appear only when color bars are displayed. Status indications in the viewfinder a Extender “EX”...
i Iris setting/auto iris override This indicates the f-stop (iris setting) of the lens. Also, the auto iris override is displayed using bars which appear in the upper and lower parts to the left of the F number respectively. For details, see “Changing the reference value” on page j Remaining disc capacity This indicator indicates the remaining disc recording time (in minutes) of the VDR.
To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen, proceed as follows. MENU knob MENU ON/OFF switch Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON. The last accessed menu page appears on the viewfinder screen. Turn the MENU knob until the VF DISP 1 or VF DISP 2 page appears, and press the MENU knob to select the page.
6-2-3 Display Modes and Setting Change Confirmation/ Adjustment Progress Messages You can limit or suppress the messages that give details of setting changes and adjustment progress and results by setting a display mode. The conditions under which messages are displayed and their correspondence with the display mode are as follows: Setting change confirmation/adjustment progress messages and display modes...
Item Description CENTER To display the center marker, set to ON. SAFETY ZONE To display the safety zone, set to ON. SAFETY AREA To select the safety zone range (80%, 90%, 92.5 % or 95 %), when SAFETY ZONE is set to ON. ASPECT To display the aspect marker, set to ON.
The items selected for superimposed recording appear on the screen and are recorded superimposed on the color bars. 6-2-7 Setting the Shot ID On the SHOT ID page of the USER menu, you can set a shot ID of up to 12 alphanumeric characters, spaces, and symbols.
In step 4 above, move the x mark over “INS”, and press the MENU knob. U11 SHOT ID ID-1 : CM015 ID-2 : ssssssssssss ID-3 : ssssssssssss ID-4 : ssssssssssss $%&'()*+,-./0123456789: ;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR STUVWXYZ[\]_ Move the x mark DEL RET over “INS”. Move the x mark over “RET”, then press the MENU knob.
OFF switch is set to OFF (when the cover of the menu operating section is closed, OFF is automatically selected). By pushing the STATUS ON/SEL / OFF switch up to ON/SEL, the confirmation window appears. Each time you push this switch up to ON/SEL, the window switches.
M15 MAINTENANCE GENLOCK RETURN VIDEO GL H PHASE GL SC PHASE GL SC 0/180 SEL : Carry out setting operations as follows. 1 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “GENLOCK”, and press the MENU knob. The b mark on the left of “GENLOCK” changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the GENLOCK setting changes to a ? mark.
6-3 Adjustments and Settings from Menus The camcorder provides menus for adjustments and settings. 6-3-1 Setting Gain Values for the GAIN Selector Positions Before using the camcorder, use the GAIN SW page of the USER menu to set the gains corresponding to the L, M, and H positions of the GAIN selector, which switches the gain of the video amplifier.
Item Description LCD BRIGHT <L> Adjusts the LCD brightness when the LCD switch is in the L position. LCD BRIGHT <H> Adjusts the LCD brightness when the LCD switch is in the H position. LCD COLOR Adjusts the color saturation of the LCD. i.LINK SBP2 Selects whether or not to use the MODE...
6-3-4 Specifying an Offset for the Auto White Balance Setting By setting an offset for the value of auto white balance, you can make the picture warmer or colder. The OFFSET WHT page of the OPERATION menu allows you to do this setting. Proceed as follows.
U03 FUNCTION1 ASSIGN SW <1> ASSIGN SW <2> ASSIGN SW <3> ASSIGN SW <4> TURBO SW TURBO DF/NDF CACHE/INTVAL The FUNCTION 1 page contains the following items. Item Description ASSIGN SW 1 Assigns the function to ASSIGN 1 (push-type) switch. ASSIGN SW 2 Assigns the function to ASSIGN 2 (slide-type) switch.
Function Content REC VIDEO Selects which signals you will record pictures being shot by the camcorder or SOURCE video signals from external equipment connected to GENLOCK IN connector. Assigns the items assigned in the UA01 to UA10 ASSIGN SEL menu. 1) Even when the MARKER item is set to “OFF”...
Item Description MONTH Sets the month. Sets the day. Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item you want to set, and press MENU knob. The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting changes to a ? mark.
The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting changes to a ? mark. Turn the MENU knob to display the desired aspect ratio, and press the MENU knob. The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the aspect ratio changes to a z mark.
Setting the CCD scan mode to the progressive scan mode The scan mode of the camcorder has been set to the interlace scan mode at the factory. The FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu allows you to change the CCD scan mode to the progressive scan mode.
6-4 Resetting USER Menu Settings to the Standard Settings...
Saving and Loading User 7-1 Saving and Loading User Files to and from a “Memory Stick” The camcorder is equipped with a “Memory Stick” drive, which enables you to save user files, scene files, lens files, reference files and “ALL” files. You can load these files from the “Memory Stick”...
Removing the “Memory Stick” Check that the access indicator is not lit, then gently press in the “Memory Stick” and release. It pops out, and you can withdraw it from the slot. Gently press in Removing the “Memory Stick” Note Do not remove the “Memory Stick”...
When a ? appears on the left of “P00” at the top left of the page, you can change the page. Up to 20 pages, from P00 to P19, can be used to save user files in the “Memory Stick”. Each page can hold up to 5 files. Turn the MENU knob until the page which contains the desired file number appears, and press the MENU knob.
U16 USER FILE USER FILE LOAD USER FILE SAVE F.ID : sssssssssssssssss USER PRESET Press the MENU knob. A character table appears, allowing you to select characters you want to enter. U16 USER FILE USER FILE LOAD USER FILE SAVE F.ID :?x $%&'()*+,-./0123456789: ;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR...
P00 USER LOAD DISPLAY MODE 001.USER1 JAN/01/04 002.USER2 JAN/15/04 003.NO FILE 004.USER4 FEB/05/04 005.USER5 FEB/20/04 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the desired file number to be loaded, and press the MENU knob. The message “LOAD OK? YES b NO” appears and the access indicator lights.
If you want to set a file ID for the data to be saved Set the file ID before going to step 3. For details on setting the file ID, see “Setting the file ID” on page 109. Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SCENE STORE”, and press the MENU knob.
When SCENE WHITE DATA is set to ON The white balance setting data selected when you save the scene file is saved. For example, when the WHITE BAL switch is set to A, the adjusted values in memory A are saved in the scene file, and when the WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST, the preset value is saved.
04 SCENE FILE :STANDARD :STANDARD :STANDARD :STANDARD :STANDARD sSTANDARD SCENE RECALL SCENE STORE F.ID: SCENE21 Carry out the procedure from step 3 in 7-2-1 “Saving a Scene File” on page 107. The set file ID is saved together with the data. Selecting the display contents You can select the items of file information to be displayed on the SCENE STORE pages (P01 to P20) or the SCENE...
Loading scene files from a “Memory Stick” into the camcorder memory You can load up to five scene files stored in the “Memory Stick” into the camcorder memory in a single operation. After displaying the SCENE FILE page (see page 109), turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SCENE RECALL”, and press the MENU knob.
7-3 Jumping to a File- Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick” A “Memory Stick” enables you to save user files, scene files, lens files, reference files and “ALL” files. The camcorder menu system allows you to make a setting so that when a “Memory Stick”...
Setting Up the 8-1 Power Supply The following power supplies can be used with the camcorder. • BP-IL75/GL95 Lithium-ion Battery Pack • BP-M100 Nickel Metal Hydride Rechargeable Battery Pack • AC power using the AC-550/550CE or AC-DN2B AC adaptor 8-1-1 Using a Battery Pack When a BP-IL75 Battery Pack is used, the camcorder will operate continuously for about 90 minutes.
Detaching the battery pack Detaching the battery pack Note During recording or playback (while the ACCESS indicator is lit), be careful never to remove the battery pack. 8-1-2 Avoiding Breaks in Operation Due to an exhausted Battery When the battery pack is becoming exhausted, you can perform battery replacement without causing a break to the camcorder operation by using an AC adaptor.
8-2 Adjusting the Viewfinder For maximum viewing convenience, you can adjust the viewfinder position in the left-right and backward-forward directions. 8-2-1 Adjusting the Viewfinder Position Adjusting the position to the left or right Adjusting the position to the left or right Loosen the viewfinder left-right positioning ring.
8-2-3 Detaching the Viewfinder Viewfinder stopper Detaching the viewfinder Point the viewfinder barrel up or down. Loosen the viewfinder left-right positioning ring. Holding the viewfinder stopper up, slide the viewfinder in the direction indicated by the arrow and detach it. Remove the viewfinder cable and microphone cable from the clamps and disconnect them.
8-2-5 Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket By fitting a BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (not supplied), you can rotate the viewfinder out of the way so that your right leg does not hit the viewfinder while you are carrying the camcorder. Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket To fit the BKW-401 to the camcorder, proceed as follows.
Reattaching the eyepiece Align the red marks on the eyepiece locking ring and the viewfinder barrel. Align the red mark on the end of the eyepiece end with the red marks on the eyepiece locking ring and the viewfinder barrel. Then insert the eyepiece into the viewfinder barrel.
8-4 Adjusting the Flange Focal Length If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you zoom from telephoto to wide angle, adjust the flange focal length (the distance from the plane of the lens mounting flange to the imaging plane). Make this adjustment after mounting or changing the lens.
Place the microphone in the microphone holder. Tighten the screw. Close the microphone holder. Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector, then set the AUDIO IN switch for the desired recording channel to FRONT or F. Connect to the MIC IN connector. Secure the microphone cable with the cable clamp.
Screws removed in step 1 CAC-12 Open the CAC-12 and remove the microphone adaptor. Open the CAC-12. Loosen the screw. 1) Attach the microphone adaptor when using a small-diameter external microphone. Place an electret condenser microphone in the CAC- Close the CAC-12. Tighten the screw.
WRR-855A/ 855B Set the AUDIO IN switch (see page 120) to WIRELESS for the channel to be used. For the operation of the WRR-855A/855B, refer to the manual supplied with the WRR-855A/855B. Notes • When the XLR connection automatic detection function is on, even if the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 switch is set to WIRELESS, the signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector is automatically selected when an...
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to DC OUT connector 8-5-4 Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment Connect the audio output connector of the audio equipment that supplies the line input signal to the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector. Switch settings Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC switch for the channel to which the audio signal source is connected to “LINE.”...
8-6 Tripod Mounting You can easily mount and dismount the camcorder on a tripod by using the VCT-14 tripod adaptor (not supplied). Attach the tripod adaptor to the tripod. Tripod adaptor Camera mount Mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor. Slide the camcorder forward along the groove in the adaptor until it...
8-7 Attaching the Shoulder Strap Attach the supplied shoulder strap as shown below. Shoulder strap post Attaching the shoulder strap Attaching Pull up the strap to lock Clip the fitting. Attaching the shoulder strap Removing Press here and pull in the direction shown by the arrow to release.
8-9 Putting on the Rain Cover (Not Supplied) Attach the rain cover (part number 3-191-064-02) as illustrated below. You can insert and remove cassette tapes, operate various switches and controls, and mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor with the rain cover attached.
8-10 Connecting the Remote Control Unit Connecting the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit (not supplied) enables remote control of the principal camera functions. Connecting the remote control unit to the REMOTE connector (8-pin) automatically puts the camcorder into remote control mode. If you disconnect the remote control unit, the remote control mode is canceled.
Structure of the paint adjustment data Non-volatile memory Independent data region MASTER BLACK MASTER GAMMA KNEE POINT Setup DETAIL LEVEL menu of R/B GAIN R/B BLACK cam- corder B150 Remote control data region MASTER BLACK MASTER GAMMA KNEE POINT DETAIL LEVEL R/B GAIN R/B BLACK As the illustration above shows, the non-volatile memory...
Maintenance 9-1 Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for a shooting session, preferably by operating the camcorder together with a color video monitor. 9-1-1 Preparations for Testing Attach a fully charged battery pack. Set the POWER switch to ON and check that the HUMID indicator does not appear and that the BATT indicator shows at least five segments.
• Use the lens extender. • Set the FILTER selector to other than the position ‘1’ (PDW-510/510P) or other than the position ‘1B’ (PDW-530/530P). • Set the reference value of the auto iris to other than the standard value. Move the SHUTTER selector from ON to SELECT repeatedly, and check that the shutter setting changes on the viewfinder screen.
(1) Testing the recording and playback functions Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to SAVE and check that the SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes on. Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to STBY and check that the SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes off. Set the switches located below the color LCD as follows.
Aim the microphones at a sound source. Check that the audio level meters on the color and monochrome LCDs and the audio level indicators in the viewfinder reflect the changing sound level. (6) Checking the XLR connection automatic detection function Before starting to check, remove the front microphone connected to the MIC IN connector if it is connected.
9-2 Maintenance 9-2-1 Cleaning the Viewfinder Use a dust blower to clean the CRT screen and mirror inside the viewfinder barrel. Clean the lens and protecting filter with a commercially available lens cleaner. Caution Never use organic solvents such as thinners. Disassembling the eyepiece for cleaning Viewfinder Eyecup...
9-3 Operation Warnings When a problem occurs at power on or during operation, a warning is given by the relevant indicators on the color and monochrome LCDs, in the viewfinder and on the Indicators on color/ Indicators in viewfinder/on monochrome LCDs camcorder body Warning/ Flashing/...
Operation/error messages An operation or error message is displayed in the operation/error message display area in the viewfinder. Operation/error Meaning message AUTO INTERVAL Indicates the camera is in the Auto **M**S Interval Rec mode. **M**S indicates the shooting interval. MANU INTERVAL Indicates the camera is in the *FRAME single shot mode of the Manual...
Specifications General Power voltage 12 V DC +5.0/–1.0 V Power consumption Approx. 36 W (with 12 V DC supply, when recording with the color LCD off) Operating temperature 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F) Operating humidity 25% to 85% (relative humidity) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Recording format...
DC OUT 4-pin, 11 to 17 V DC, maximum rated current 0.2 A LENS 12-pin REMOTE 8-pin LIGHT 2-pin i.LINK 6-pin Recommended Additional Equipment Power supply and related equipment BP- IL75/GL95 Battery Pack BP-M100 Battery Pack BC-M50/M150 Battery Charger AC-550/550CE AC Adaptor AC-DN2B AC Adaptor CA-701/702/702P Camera Adaptor Viewfinder and related equipment...
Menu List This section briefly explains menus that the camcorder provides for adjustments and settings using tables. For the menu organization and the USER menu, see Chapter 6. OPERATION Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the OPERATION menu.
USER Page Item menu FUNCTION 1 ASSIGN SW <1> ASSIGN SW <2> ASSIGN SW <3> ASSIGN SW <4> TURBO SW DF/NDF (PDW-510/530 only) CACHE/INTVAL REC (CACHE) P.CACHE TIME (A.INT) TAKE TOTAL TIME (A.INT) REC TIME (A.INT or S.INT) PRE-LIGHTING (M.INT or S.INT) NUMBER OF FRAME (S.INT) TRIGGER INTERVAL...
USER Page menu FUNCTION 2 D5600 POWER SAVE VF DISP 1 Menu List Item Settings OFF/ON WIDE AWB OFF/ON WHITE SWITCH <B> MEM/ATW SHOCKLESS WHITE OFF/1/2/3 ATW SPEED 1/2/3/4/5 ZOOM SPEED 0 to 99 LOW LIGHT OFF/ON LOW LIGHT LEVEL 0 to 99 VF BATT WARNING 10/20%...
USER Page Item menu VF DISP 2 DISP ZOOM DISP COLOR TEMP. DISP BATT REMAIN DISP DC IN DISP 16:9/4:3 ID DISP WRR RF LVL DISP TIME CODE DISP REC FORMAT DISP GPS '!'LED GAIN SHUTTER WHT PRESET<!> ATW RUN EXTENDER FILTER OVERRIDE...
USER Page menu VF SETTING AUTO IRIS SHOT ID SHOT DISP SET STATUS STATUS ABNORMAL OFFSET Menu List Item Settings ZEBRA OFF/ON ZEBRA SELECT 1/2/BOTH ZEBRA1 DET.LVL 20 to 107 ZEBRA1 APT.LVL 1 to 20 ZEBRA2 DET.LVL 52 to 109 VF DETAIL LEVEL –4 to +195 VF ASPECT...
PAINT Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the PAINT menu. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative Page Item SW STATUS GAMMA CHROMA MATRIX KNEE...
Page Item GAMMA GAMMA STEP GAMMA MASTER GAMMA R GAMMA G GAMMA B GAMMA TEST OUT SELECT GAMMA SELECT GAMMA SEL (STD/ FILM) BLK GAMMA BLACK GAMMA BLK GAMMA RANGE MASTER BLK GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA G BLACK GAMMA B BLACK GAMMA TEST OUT SELECT KNEE KNEE...
Page Item DETAIL 2 KNEE APERTURE KNEE APT LVL DETAIL COMB CROSS COLOR CROSS COLOR LVL DETAIL LIMIT DTL WHT LIMIT DTL BLK LIMIT DTL V-BLK LMT DETAIL 3 FINE DTL FINE DTL LVL V DTL CREATION H/V CONTROL MODE H/V / V SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETECT...
Page Item MTX MULTI MATRIX MATRIX (MULTI) MATRIX AREA IND. MATRIX COLOR DET MTX (MULTI) AXIS MTX (MULTI) HUE MTX (MULTI) SAT V MOD MODULATION MASTER VMOD EX R VMOD G VMOD B VMOD TEST OUT SELECT LOW KEY SAT. LOW KEY SAT.
MAINTENANCE Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the MAINTENANCE menu. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative Page Item WHT SHADING SHADING CH SEL TEST OUT SELECT ENC/R/G/B R/G/B WHT H SAW (–99 to +99) R/G/B WHT H PARA (–99 to +99)
Page Item BATTERY BEFORE END 1 END 1 BEFORE END 2 END 2 BEFORE END 3 END3 AUDIO-1 CA-701 AUDIO IN AUDIO CH3/4 MODE REAR XLR AUTO FRONT MIC REF REAR MIC REF MIN ALARM VOL SP ATT LEVEL HEADPHONE OUT Settings Default Description...
Page Item AUDIO-2 AU DATA LEN (IMX) (PDW-530/530P only) AU REF LEVEL AU REC OUT AU CH12 AGC MODE AU CH34 AGC MODE AU AGC SPEC AU OUT LIMITER MODE AU OUT LIMITER I.LINK AUDIO OUT Menu List Settings Default...
Page Item AUDIO-3 AU SG (1kHz) MIC CH1 LEVEL MIC CH2 LEVEL REAR1/WRR LEVEL REAR2/WRR LEVEL Settings Default Description ON/OFF/AUTO Sets whether to output a 1 kHz test tone during the Color Bar mode or not. ON: a 1 kHz test tone is output during the Color Bar mode.
UBIT GROUP ID VITC INS LINE 1 VITC INS LINE 2 VDR MODE REC TALLY BLINK REC START/BEEP SUB LCD MODE SUB LCD TIMER REC FORMAT (PDW-530/530P only) Menu List Settings Default Description AUTO/GENE AUTO Selects the time code signal output.
Page Item ESSENCE SHOT MARK 1 MARK SHOT MARK 2 FLASH MARK LOUDLY VOICE MARK GAIN MARK FILTER POS MARK OFF/ON SHUTTER MARK WHITE SWITCH MARK PRESET WHT COLOR TEMP. <P> Display color COLOR FINE R GAIN G GAIN D5600 AWB ENABLE <P>...
Page Item AUTO IRIS 2 IRIS WINDOW IRIS WINDOW IND IRIS LEVEL IRIS APL RATIO IRIS VAR WIDTH IRIS VAR HEIGHT IRIS VAR H POS. IRIS VAR V POS. IRIS SPEED CLIP HIGH LIGHT FUNCTION 3 WHT FILTER INH COLOR BAR SEL COLOR VF INPUT USER &...
Page Item ND COMP ND OFFSET ADJUST CLEAR ND OFFSET AUTO SHADING AUTO BLK SHADING RESET BLK SHD TEST OUT SELECT ENC/R/G/B MASTER GAIN (TMP) DISC DELETE LAST CLIP EXEC DELETE ALL CLIPS EXEC QUICK FORMAT Settings Default Description OFF/ON —...
FILE Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the FILE menu. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative Page Item USER FILE USER FILE LOAD USER FILE SAVE F.
Page Item REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE REFERENCE CLEAR REFERENCE LOAD REFERENCE SAVE F. ID SCENE WHITE DATA LENS FILE 1 LENS FILE RECALL LENS FILE STORE F. ID LENS NO OFFSET SOURCE IRIS GAIN LENS FILE 2 LENS M VMOD LENS CENTER H LENS CENTER V TEST OUT SELECT LENS R FLARE...
DIAGNOSIS Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the DIAGNOSIS menu. Page HOURS METER TIME/DATE ROM VERSION 1 ROM VERSION 2 DEV STATUS-1 OPTION BOARD Menu List Item Description OPERATION — OPERATION (rst) SPINDLE (rst) LASER (rst) LOADING (rst) SEEK (rst) ADJUST...
About a “Memory Stick” What is “Memory Stick”? “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and versatile IC (Integrated Circuit) recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk. “Memory Stick” is specially designed for exchanging and sharing digital data among “Memory Stick”...
Precautions • To prevent data loss, make backups of data frequently. In no event will Sony be liable for any loss of data. • Unauthorized recording may be contrary to the provisions of copyright law. When you use a “Memory Stick”...
Index AC adaptor 114 ACCESS indicator 42 Access indicator (for "Memory Stick") Accessory attachments 24 Adjusting audio level 70 black balance 61 flange focal length 119 shoulder pad position 125 viewfinder 115 white balance 62 Adjustments and settings for recording 59 from menus 94 ALARM volume control 26 ALL FILE page 158...
i.LINK DV IN/OUT S400 connector Indicators in the viewfinder 46 KNEE page 147 LCD switch 42 ’!’LED page 143 LENS connector 24 LENS FILE 1 page 159 LENS FILE 2 page 159 LENS FILE 3 page 159 LENS FILE page 145 Lens locking lever 24 Lens mount 24 Lens mount cap 24...
shutter mode 65 shutter speed 65 SET STATUS page 144 Setting CCD scan mode 100 date/time of the internal clock 98 recording format 59 time data 73 Setting up the camcorder 113 SHIFT button 35 Shooting basic procedure (from adjusting the black balance and white balance to stopping recording) 50...
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