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Cinema Processor System
DIGITAL FILM SOUND DECODER
DFP-D3000
DIGITAL FILM SOUND READER
DFP-R3000
QUICK START GUIDE
1st Edition (Revised 1)
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  • Page 1 Cinema Processor System DIGITAL FILM SOUND DECODER DFP-D3000 DIGITAL FILM SOUND READER DFP-R3000 QUICK START GUIDE 1st Edition (Revised 1) ®...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Existing System ... 9-6 9.4.3 Connections and Settings When Connecting to the Input of the Existing System ... 9-9 Description on Connection of DA-20 and DFP-D3000 ... 9-12 9.5.1 Outline of System ... 9-12 9.5.2 Requirements at SDDS Side ... 9-12 9.5.3...
  • Page 4 Connecting the DTS Processor DTS-6 ... 9-26 9.7.4 Connection of Control Signals from DTS Processor DTS-6D ... 9-31 9.7.5 Audio Connecting the DTS-6, DTS-6D and DFP-D3000 ... 9-36 Corresponding to DFP-D3000 Surround EX ... 9-37 9.8.1 Restrictions on Control of Surround EX Decoder ... 9-37 9.8.2...
  • Page 5: Check List

    Read about the advanced features of the DFP-3000 Player System..1-1 Check that you have all necessary components and equipment..2-1 2.1 Components included with the DFP-D3000 Decoder..2-1 2.2 Components included with the DFP-R3000 Reader..2-1 2.3 Additional equipment available from Sony.
  • Page 6 Play a B&W pink noise loop and set the slit loss EQ frequency for L and R. Repeat 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6 for the second projector of a changeover installation..5-4 Align the B-Chain..6-1 6.1 Connect your laptop to the Decoder’s RS232 port with a null-modem serial cable, launch the Setup Software, and “connect”...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    (by connecting the analog outputs of the other digital decoders into the AUX inputs of the DFP-D3000) as well as optical and non-sync inputs. You can select an AUX input to play in the event there is no SDDS digital soundtrack, a second auxiliary input to play if the first has no valid audio, and optical to play automatically if no digital soundtrack of any kind is available.
  • Page 9: Equipment And Accessories

    DFP-3000 DFP-R3000 1-783-382-11 3-194-819-03 3-185-981-01 7-688-000-32 7-683-421-04 7-688-004-12 7-623-210-22 DFP-D3000 Varies by Country Varies by Country Varies by Country 3-862-212-02 486-66 with 32 Mb RAM, Floppy drive, serial port, 20 Mb available disk space. Pentium 120+ MHz recommended With 9-pin male on D3000 end...
  • Page 11: Basic Checks Of Site And Installation

    3.1 Check that the Decoder environment is suitable. The DFP-D3000 Decoder is intended to be mounted in a rack chassis along with other cinema equipment. However, it should not be mounted in close proximity to power amplifiers or other equipment which may radiate strong magnetic fields or which give off high heat.
  • Page 12 Do not remove the line cord safety ground pin in an attempt to avoid ground loops. This precaution is already taken care of in the design of the DFP-D3000 and removing the pin will have no benefit, but doing so will compromise electrical safety and may violate electrical codes.
  • Page 13 Therefore, pre-fabricated cables or cables made with flat ribbon computer-type cable are generally not acceptable for use with the DFP-D3000. The DFP-3000 cinema processor is capable of exceptional performance; do not degrade this by using inferior cables. Sony strongly recommends that all audio interconnections in your cinema sound rack be made using high quality audio-grade twisted pair shielded cables or individually shielded multipair cable.
  • Page 14 Appendix carefully. Bypass (backup) power supply. The DFP-D3000 is provided with an external DC power supply which provides emergency power to bypass components within the Decoder. This power supply allows the Decoder to continue playing optical tracks in the event its main power has been turned off. Check that this power supply has the correct AC mains voltage rating for your country and is connected to the AC mains and to the back of the Decoder.
  • Page 15: Checks Of Correct Dfp-r3000 Reader Mounting

    Checks of correct DFP-R3000 Reader mounting. Do not “hot plug” the Reader! The Reader gets its power through the cable that connects it to the Decoder. Do not remove or install this cable while the Decoder power is on. Doing so may cause damage to the Reader and void the warranty. 4.1 Confirm the minimum frame offset.
  • Page 17: A-chain Alignment Using Dfp-d3000 Front Panel Controls

    (preset gain = 0.0 dB) in the DFP-D3000. This has the potential benefit of best sound quality as preamplifiers, noise reduction, and matrix decoding circuits will be operating at optimal levels. The second approach is to set the DFP-D3000 to match the existing alignments in the projector’s optical...
  • Page 18 5.3.1 Select any Preset other than non-sync by pressing its PRESET button twice. If you have selected Preset 8 for SDDS the LCD display will appear as illustrated. 5.3.2 Press the button. 5.3.3 The NR2 TRIM value will now be flashing. Press button so that the MENU option is flashing.
  • Page 19 GAIN or S_LOSS. You must now decide whether to align the optical reader to the DFP-D3000 or the DFP-D3000 to the reader. If you decide to adjust the reader to achieve gain settings of 0.0 dB (or as close as possible) you must make adjustments to the exciter lamp voltage or reverse scan preamplifier gain, and possibly other adjustments, according to your experience.
  • Page 20 5.5a Use the buttons to change the selected parameter to slit loss (S_LOSS). Play a B&W Pink Noise test film and use the Master Volume control to adjust the slit loss frequency to achieve the flattest response, as indicated by your RTA. The result that is achievable depends on the slit height and other properties of the reader and the actual high frequency flatness of your pink noise test...
  • Page 21: B-chain Alignment

    SMPTE Standard 202M, B-Chain Electroacoustic Response, for more detailed information on micro- phone placement, theatre acoustics, and the “X” curve. Note that the DFP-D3000 must be set up with the Master Fader nominally set to 0.0 (not 7) and that from this position 10 dB of boost and full cut is available, with an audio/dB fader taper.
  • Page 22 6.3b Link the channel mutes to the channel selects using the Tools selection of the main screen and selecting Link Mute Channels to Channel Select. 6.3c To bring up the DFP Test Signal Generator screen, select the Signal Generation option under the Test item on the main screen menu bar.
  • Page 23 Start by adjusting the equipment between the System Outputs of the DFP-D3000 and the loudspeakers to achieve about 85 dBC SPL in each screen loudspeaker, measured individually (82 dBC for each of the two surround channels).
  • Page 24 6.8 To set the equalization for the subwoofer loudspeaker, press F6 to select the Subwoofer output channel and bring up the 2-band parametric equalizer. Verify that sound is coming from the subwoofer loudspeaker cabinet. Adjusting the subwoofer equalizer is especially difficult and benefits from experience with the particular cabinet model used.
  • Page 25 6.10 When adjusting the SDDS subwoofer (LFE) level offset, the SDDS Preset must be made the active Preset. Select the preset manually with the Active Preset option under the Presets item in the main screen menu bar and then selecting the SDDS Preset, or by clicking the appropriate radio button at the lower left of the main screen.
  • Page 26 The output channel level trims, including the analog subwoofer channel level trim, also affect all Presets. These settings are retained in the DFP-D3000’s non-volatile memory as a single set of overall adjustments to the playback system. Other settings, such as subwoofer low pass filter frequency and surround speaker delay, may be unique to each format or signal source.
  • Page 27 Set the fine lip sync to make the two coincident. Do this by plugging headphones into the front panel of the DFP-D3000 and turning the Monitor switch to position 5 (the LCD display will briefly indicate “Lt+Rt/SOURCE_Cch”). The left output will contain the optical center channel and the right output will contain the digital center channel audio.
  • Page 28 A list of changes will be displayed when the modified Preset’s new configuration is sent to the DFP-D3000 Decoder. If you are using firmware v3.0 or later, check with Sony to see if changes have been made to functions available from the Preset Configuration screen.
  • Page 29 3000 will fall back to its optical (NR2) input. All this assumes, of course, that the other digital systems are installed and that their logic interfaces are properly wired to the DFP-D3000. For each Preset, graphic and parametric equalization can be switched on or off, surround delay processing...
  • Page 30 Some may chose to adjust external non-sync distribution amplifi- ers to achieve the desired level and leave the DFP-D3000 non-sync trim at 0.0 dB. If the screen has additional digital formats, play a quad format feature and block the LEDs of the various readers and use the DFP-D3000’s fallback system to automatically switch between formats,...
  • Page 31: Overall Systems Check And Listening Test

    Overall systems check and listening test. The basic installation, alignment, and test of the DFP-3000 Cinema Processor System is now complete. Before signing off on the job, the installer will want to play familiar reference films and listen in the house to confirm that all is well.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    The Reader will turn on its bright red LEDs when the black sprocket roller is turning and it is receiving power through its cable. If the DFP-D3000 is powered and you don’t see LEDs on the Reader, check that the Reader cable is plugged in and is not damaged.
  • Page 34 AUX input and their logic outputs must be correctly wired to the AUTOMATION connector of the DFP-D3000. Basically Pin 34 must be grounded for AUX1 to play and Pin 35 must be grounded to play AUX2, otherwise selecting these Presets will play only their specified fallback sources.
  • Page 35: Appendix

    Useful references for installing the system are described here. We also provide useful technical information for installing the DFP-3000 system. Please contact SONY Service Center for more information. 9.1 DFP-D3000 Rear Panel Connector Pin Assignment SYSTEM (25-pin D-Sub Male) MONITOR (25-pin D-Sub Male)
  • Page 36 MIC INPUT (9-pin D-Sub Female) Signal Mic 1 GND (ground) Mic 1 HOT (+, or in-phase of balanced signal) No connection Mic 2 GND (ground) Mic 2 HOT (+, or in-phase of balanced signal) Mic 1 COLD (_, or out-of-phase of balanced signal) No connection No connection Mic 2 COLD (_, or out-of-phase of balanced signal)
  • Page 37 REMOTE LEVEL CONTROL (Remote Fader) (9-pin D-sub Female) Signal Remote potentiometer ground (min gain end) MAIN FADE (input) No connection No connection No connection Remote potentiometer wiper Remote potentiometer DC drive (max gain end) Remote Tally output for LED GND (ground) AUTOMATION (37-pin D-Sub Female) Pins in bold type changed after v2.63 firmware.
  • Page 38: Dfp-d3000 Input/output Level

    If A-chain automatic adjustment is performed using the reference film recording the 880 Hz sine wave (film recorded with Dolby Tone) in the DFP-D3000, the DFP-D3000 meter will be set to _20 dB (20 dB below the maximum level of the digital signal processing) when the film reference signal is played back.
  • Page 39: Changeover Settings

    Pin 18, C/O CMD IN terminal of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector. (At the Low level, Projector 2 is selected. At the High level, Projector 1 is selected.) . Connect the Ground signal of the projector to Pins 14 to 17 of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector (Logic common or Tally common) To control the changeover from the projector, set the time from the start of the motor of the projector to changeover to 7 seconds.
  • Page 40: Settings For Using Dfp-d3000 As Dfp-d2000

    The DFP-D3000 operations must be set appropriately using the setup software. 9.4.1 Conditions When the DFP-D3000 has been added to the existing cinema processor master, do not turn off the power of the DFP-D3000 while running the film (including film which does not record SDDS).
  • Page 41 2. Setting of output preset corresponding to AUX1 or AUX2 The following shows an example of the settings of the Preset Configuration screen of the setup software. For this example, signals from the existing system are connected to the AUX1 input. With this system configuration, set the Fallback of the AUX input to the AUX input itself.
  • Page 42 4. Precautions for operations of the above system . Do not turn off the power of the DFP-D3000 while running the film (including film which does not record SDDS). No sounds will be output including the existing system if turned OFF.
  • Page 43: Connections And Settings When Connecting To The Input Of The Existing System

    For the audio system, connect SYSTEM OUT to the external input of the existing cinema processor. Connect the SDDS reader (DFP-R3000) to the DFP-D3000. Automation connection or connection of the AUX input is required if changeover is to be performed or if switching to other digital formats using the DFP-D3000.
  • Page 44 Set the Fallback of the SDDS to “No Fallback”. (Refer to (1) in the example of settings screen.) With this system configuration, do not adjust the B-chain of the DFP-D3000 in order to use the B-chain function of the existing cinema microprocessor. To prevent accidents, set the EQ setting at the Preset settings to OFF.
  • Page 45 4. Precautions in operations on the above system . Use the DFP-D3000 master control at 0.0 dB. However, if the signal level of the SDDS input must be controlled at the DFP-D3000 according to the settings of the existing system, adjust the master control.
  • Page 46: Description On Connection Of Da-20 And Dfp-d3000

    DA-20 9.5.2 Requirements at SDDS Side If the DFP-D3000 software is V2.21 or above, the SDDS can be controlled using the method described in this manual. Check the software version at the Status screen of the DFP-D3000 menu. For details on operating the DFP-D3000 menu, refer to the DFP-D3000 operation manual.
  • Page 47: Connections For Using Aux1 Input

    Connect Pin 1 (Control 0 output) of the J6 connector of DA20 to Pin 34 (AUX 1 Fallback input, Lip+) of Automation connector. Connect Pin 12 (GND) of the J6 connector of DA20 to Pin 14 (Logic Common) of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector.
  • Page 48 For this connection, open the Preset Configuration screen of the DFP-D3000 setup software, and set the Primary Fallback setting to “NR2” in the preset corresponding to the AUX1 input. (Check the enclosed part of the screen.) Preset Configuration Screen (When AUX1 is selected) If Fallback must be performed in the order of AUX1 input and Analog input from SDDS, set the Primary Fallback setting to “AUX1”...
  • Page 49: Connections For Using Aux2 Input

    Connect Pin 1 (Control 0 output) of the J6 connector of DA20 to Pin 35 (Lip _, AUX1 Fallback input) of Automation connector. Connect Pin 12 (GND) of the J6 connector of DA20 to Pin 14 (Logic Common) of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector.
  • Page 50 For this connection, open the Preset Configuration screen of the DFP-D3000 setup software, and set the Primary Fallback setting to “NR2” in the preset corresponding to the AUX2 input. Preset Configuration Screen (When AUX2 is selected) If Fallback must be performed in the order of AUX2 input and Analog input from SDDS, set the Primary Fallback setting to “AUX2”...
  • Page 51: Audio Connecting The Da-20 And Dfp-d3000

    24 Right Surround Hot 25 Sub Woofer Hot N.A.: No corresponding function. N.C.: Not connected. All audio grounds must be connected to the shield side of each twisted pair cables at the DFP-D3000. DFP-3000 DA-20 CP Audio Conn. J8 (DB25 M/Cable F) N.C.
  • Page 52: Connecting The Cp-500 And Dfp-3000

    9.6.1 Connecting the DFP-D3000 to the CP-500 with the DFP-D3000 as the master The advantage of this connection is that the merits of the DFP-D3000 such as high sound quality equaliz- er circuit and digital signal switching can be put to full use.
  • Page 53 Right Surround Hot (+) Pin 25 Subwoofer Hot (+) The inputs of the DFP-D3000 are professionally balanced, whereas the outputs of the CP-500 are not. Therefore shielded wires should be connected to all DFP-D3000 audio grounds. DFP-3000 CP-500 Automation Connector (D-sub Connector, 25 pin, Female) Pin No.
  • Page 54 First, confirm that the DFP-D3000 is equipped with firmware version 2.60 or higher. The DFP-D3000 is configured for SDDS on Preset 8 and that Dolby Digital is on Preset 6 (using the AUX1 input). We recommend that you don’t change Preset assignments from the defaults unless there is a strong requirement for doing so.
  • Page 55 If equalizer adjustments for B-chain have been performed on the CP-500, set the equalizer setting of the corresponding preset (Preset 6) of the DFP-D3000 to “OFF”. In the same way, if the Surround Delay is set at the CP-500 side, set the DFP-D3000 Surround Delay to “OFF”. The Preset Configuration screen of the Setup software will display as follows.
  • Page 56 6. Using as the changeover system When using the system combining the DFP-D3000 and CP-500 in the changeover format, it is necessary to supply the motor start pulse and change over command signals for the CP-500 as well. Therefore, add the following signals to the control signal line and connect the cables.
  • Page 57: Connecting The Dfp-3000 To The Cp-500 With The Cp-500 As Master

    SDDS Data not OK These connections are valid only if the Dolby Digital format is assigned to SK4 and SDDS (User 1 or higher) is assigned to SK 6 on the CP-500. On the DFP-D3000, SDDS must be assigned to Preset 8. DFP-3000...
  • Page 58 Subwoofer Hot (+) The outputs of the DFP-3000 are professionally balanced, whereas the inputs of the CP-500 are not. Therefore all DFP-D3000 audio grounds should be connected to shielded wires. 4. Setting up the CP-500 On the CP-500, make a custom user format derived from Format 5 (SR). Then change the settings of the CP-500 as follows.
  • Page 59 DFP-D3000 and vice versa. 6. DFP-D3000 settings Basically, as the DFP-D3000 is used only for SDDS reading, use it at the shipment settings. Do not adjust the DFP-D3000 equalizer and surround delay settings, but set them at the CP-500. It is recommended that the DFP-D3000 SDDS Preset (Preset 8) EQ and Surround Delay settings are set to OFF.
  • Page 60: Connecting The Dts-6, Dts-6d And Dfp-d3000

    DTS-6 / DTS-6D 9.7.2 Requirements of SDDS Side The DFP-D3000 software version must be more than 2.21. You can check the software version at the Status screen of the DFP-D3000 menu. For details, refer to the DFP-D3000 operation manual. 9.7.3 Connecting the DTS Processor DTS-6 DTS-6 side output: Use the DTS-6 STEREO terminal (15-pin D-sub connector).
  • Page 61 For audio signals, connect an adapter (DTS-6 option) for connecting the DTS-6 to the CP-500 to the JM21 connector of the DTS-6, and use the D-Sub 25-pin of this adapter to connect the AUX1 connector of the DFP-D3000. Refer to Section 9.7.5 of this manual for details of the connector pin assignment. DTS Inc. DTS-6 2.
  • Page 62 For this connection, open the Preset Configuration screen of the DFP-D3000 setup software, and set the Primary Fallback setting to “NR2” in the preset corresponding to the AUX1 input. (Check the enclosed part of the screen.) Preset Configuration Screen (When AUX1 is selected) If fallback must be performed in the order of AUX1 input and Analog input from SDDS, set the Primary Fallback setting to “AUX1”...
  • Page 63 For audio signals, connect an adapter (DTS-6 option) for connecting the DTS-6 to the CP-500 to the JM21 connector of the DTS-6, and use the D-Sub 25-pin of this adapter to connect the AUX1 connector of the DFP-D3000. Refer to Section 9.7.5 of this manual for details of the connector pin assignment. DTS Inc. DTS-6 2.
  • Page 64 For this connection, open the Preset Configuration screen of the DFP-D3000 setup software, and set the Primary Fallback setting to “NR2” in the preset corresponding to the AUX2 input. Preset Configuration Screen (When AUX2 is selected) If fallback must be performed in the order of AUX2 input and Analog input from SDDS, set the Primary Fallback setting to “AUX2”...
  • Page 65: Connection Of Control Signals From Dts Processor Dts-6d

    9.7.4 Connection of Control Signals from DTS Processor DTS-6D DTS6D side output: Use the DTS-6D Automation terminal (25-pin D-sub connector). There is no need to use the DTS Automation interface board. The following shows an example of system control system connections. 9-31 DFP-3000...
  • Page 66 Connect Pin 10 (GND when Digital output) of the DTS-6D Automation connector and Pin 34 (Lip+, AUX1 Fallback input) of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector. Connect Pin 13 (GND) of the DTS-6 Automation terminal and Pin 14 of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector (Logic Common). The following shows a specific example of connections.
  • Page 67 For this connection, open the Preset Configuration screen of the DFP-D3000 setup software, and set the Primary Fallback setting to “NR2” in the preset corresponding to the AUX1 input. (Check the enclosed part of the screen.) Preset Configuration Screen (When AUX1 is selected) If fallback must be performed in the order of AUX1 input and Analog input from SDDS, set the Primary Fallback setting to AUX1 in the preset corresponding to the SDDS.
  • Page 68 Connect Pin 10 (GND when Digital output) of the DTS-6D Automation connector and Pin 35 (Lip-, AUX2 Fallback input) of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector. Connect Pin 13 (GND) of the DTS-6D Automation terminal and Pin 14 of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector (Logic Common). The following shows a specific example of connections.
  • Page 69 For this connection, open the Preset Configuration screen of the DFP-D3000 setup software, and set the Primary Fallback setting to “NR2” in the preset corresponding to the AUX2 input. Preset Configuration Screen (When AUX2 is selected) If fallback must be performed in the order of AUX2 input and Analog input from SDDS, set the Primary Fallback setting to “AUX2”...
  • Page 70: Audio Connecting The Dts-6, Dts-6d And Dfp-d3000

    N.A.: No corresponding function. N.C.: Not connected. 1. All audio grounds must be connected to the shield side of each twisted pair cables at the DFP-D3000. 2. The DTS-6 audio outputs must be connected using the “DTS6 to CP500 adaptor” provided by the DTS dealer.
  • Page 71: Corresponding To Dfp-d3000 Surround Ex

    The following restrictions apply in the combination with the V2.61 software. . At the DFP-D3000 side, as the EQ setting cannot be changed for every preset, if combining with the Surround EX processor, adjust the level and equalizer of the surround channel at the Surround EX processor side.
  • Page 72 Different sounds will also be output from the LS channel speaker and RS channel speaker. (In other words, there are three surround channels: LS, BS, and RS.) 9-38 SDDS Decoder DFP-D3000 Surround EX Decoder SA-10 Center Channel SW : Sub Woofer Channel...
  • Page 73: Actual Connection Of Control System

    . Connect Pin 14 (Logic Common) of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector to Pin 12 (GND) of the Control Input connector of SA-10. . Connect Pin 32 (SDDS OK) of the DFP-D3000 Automation connector to Pin 4 (CTRL 4, EX decode mode) of the Control Input connector of SA-10.
  • Page 74: Operations When Controlling From The Dfp-d3000

    The following operations are performed when the SDDS film is played back. When the SDDS film is identified by the DFP-D3000, the SDDS OK pulse is output from Pin 32 of the Automation connector. As a result of sending the pulse to the SA-10 control input, the “Surround EX Mode”...
  • Page 75: Controlling Surround Ex From Da-20

    Dolby Digital format signal is not selected correctly, Surround EX decoding may be performed where not needed. To control SA-10 from the DFP-D3000, third party solutions are available from a variety of outside vendors and suppliers of cinema equipment, such as Smart Devices Inc (USA), Hasso GmbH (Germany) and others.
  • Page 76 D-sub 37 pin AUX1 Active) Connector Pin 14 (Logic Common) Automation Input /Output AUX1 Input D-sub 25 pin Connector DFP-D3000 Pin 35 (Lip +. D-sub 37 pin AUX1 Active) Connector Pin 14 (Logic Common) Automation Input /Output AUX2 Input D-sub 25 pin...
  • Page 77: Controlling Surround Ex From Dts-6 Or Dts-6d

    9.8.6 Controlling Surround EX from DTS-6 or DTS-6D When using the DTS Co. DTS-6 or DTS-6D in the DFP-D3000 system, SA-10 operations can be con- trolled from these cinema processors (DTS decoder) in the DFP-D3000 system. In this case, connect the control cables of the DTS-6 or DTS-6D and SA-10 as follows. In this case, the SA-10 can be controlled regardless of the DFP-D3000 control cables.
  • Page 78: Adjustments Of Audio System

    D-Sub 9 pin connectors are provided at the two ends of the cable, it is necessary to change only the DFP-D3000 side to the female connector. In this case, use a commer- cially available polarity converter connector (gender changer) to convert the connector shape. As the...
  • Page 79 3. Start the DFP-D3000 setup software on the PC. When started, the screen shown in Fig. 1 will be displayed. Click “Connect to DFP” from the Config menu to start communication with the DFP- D3000. At this time, the serial number information of the unit will be required. The serial number of the unit is indicated at the name plate on the right side of the unit.
  • Page 80 Select “_20 dB”. Output channel: Press “All On” and select all outputs. Setting to this Fig. 4. DFP-D3000 Oscillator Setting in Surround EX Processor Level Adjustments The message shown in Fig. 5 appears. Press the “Yes” button. 9-46 Setting to this Push the "All On"...
  • Page 81 Fig. 5. Warning Message When the Oscillator is set to ON 8. After setting the oscillator, select “EXIT” at the screen shown in Fig. 4 to exit the oscillator screen. At this time, the audio output and master output of each channel on the channel adjustment screen will be muted.
  • Page 82 Fig. 7. Screen for Adjustments (For Surround Left) 10. If the check box on the left of “ON” displayed at “Channel EQ” at (2) of the screen shown in Fig. 7 is checked, remove the check mark (as shown in Fig. 9). 11.
  • Page 83 17. Perform all adjustments of the B-chain other than the Surround output as done normally at the DFP- D3000 side. 18. After completing all adjustments, click “Disconnect to DFP” from the Config menu on the setup software, end communication with the DFP-D3000 to end the setup software. DFP-3000 Do not operate as for the equalizer.
  • Page 84 It is also possible to play film recorded with Dolby tone instead of the built-in oscillator to adjust the output level of the DFP-D3000. If SDDS format film with such tones are not available, use a Dolby Digital format or analog film and switch the preset according to the film used.
  • Page 85: Test Cable For Performing A-chain Adjustment

    9.9 Test Cable for Performing A-Chain Adjustment The DFP-D3000 provides a convenient, front-panel phone jack with a selector switch. This jack can be used to connect a spectrum analyzer (RTA) and X-Y oscilloscope to facilitate A-Chain calibrations and adjustments. The following diagram shows the connections of the cables for connecting the spectrum analyzer and X-Y oscilloscope to the DFP-3000 headphone.
  • Page 86: Adjusting The Analog Track Pickup

    9.10 Adjusting the Analog Track Pickup Digital audio tracks set a very high standard of quality for theatrical sound playback. In order to minimize the difference between sound from digital tracks and sound reproduced from a film’s optical tracks, the proper skills as well as caution are required for ensuring the best performance of the optical reader.
  • Page 87: Vertical Adjustment Of Exciter Lamp

    9.10.5 Vertical Adjustment of Exciter Lamp For forward scan readers, set the oscilloscope to the X-Y display mode, and connect the same signals to the RTA (real time analyzer, spectrum analyzer). Play a loop film recorded with (black-and-white) pink noise signal, and adjust the output level from the analog pickup to the point where the highest frequency characteristics become.
  • Page 88: Description Of The Dfp-d3000 Setup Software Menus

    The DFP-D3000 is provided with a DFP-D3000 setup software which runs on Windows 95 for simple settings of functions. The use of this software allows easy settings of functions of the DFP-D3000. The data set can be saved and copied on a PC.
  • Page 89 . Config menu: DFP-D3000 connection and software setting menus . Presets menu: DFP-D3000 preset function setting menus . A-chain menu: DFP-D3000 AUX input, PEC input, MIC input, and Non-Sync input setting menus . Tools menu: Menu of useful functions for DFP-D3000 settings .
  • Page 90: Description Of File Menu Items

    9.11.2 Description of File Menu Items The following shows the File menu screen. The items of the File menu have the following functions. New: Opens a new project file Open: Opens the project file on the disk Close: Closes the current project file opened Project Info: Displays the current project information (screen name, etc.) Save: Saves the opened project in a file...
  • Page 91: Description Of Config Menu Items

    The following shows the Config menu screen. The items of the Config menu have the following functions. Connect to DFP: Connects to the DFP-D3000 (displayed when not connected) Disconnect to DFP: Disconnects the connection with the DFP-D300 (displayed when connected)
  • Page 92: Description Of Preset Menu Items

    9.11.4 Description of Preset Menu Items The following shows the Preset menu screen. The items of the Preset menu have the following functions. Preset Configuration: Setting screen of inputs, matrices, and levels corresponding to each preset Active Preset: Screen for switching presets from the PC 9-58 DFP-3000...
  • Page 93: Description Of A-chain Menu Items

    9.11.5 Description of A-Chain Menu Items The following shows the A-Chain menu screen. The items of the A-Chain menu have the following functions. AUX Inputs: Reference input level setting of each AUX input PEC Inputs: PEC input adjustment menu The following screen appears when this is selected. Level Adjustments Oscilloscope: Focus/Azimuth and Slit loss EQ adjustments: Displays the PEC focus and azimuth Help:...
  • Page 94: Description Of Tools Menu Items

    9-60 Copies the B-chain setting channel Returns the B-chain adjustment value to the initial state (0) Upload New Firmware to DFP-D3000: For installing new software (firmware) to the DFP-D3000. For transferring set data to the DFP-D3000. For linking the B-chain adjustment channel selection to the...
  • Page 95: Description Of Master Menu Items

    9.11.7 Description of Master Menu Items The following shows the Master menu screen. The items of the Master menu have the following functions. Master DFP-D3000: For setting the DFP-D3000 output level and master fader Master SDDS: For setting the SDDS lip sync and changeover...
  • Page 96: Description Of Test Menu Items

    9.11.8 Description of Test Menu Items The following shows the Test menu screen. The items of the Test menu have the following functions. Signal Generation: For setting the test signal generation Monitor Control: For setting the headphone monitor Linear Error Test: For checking the SDDS playback state and film state A-Chain Self Test: For checking PEC operations (Comparison with existing data) Level Test: Phase Test:...
  • Page 97: Description Of Help Menu Items

    9.11.9 Description of Help Menu Items The following shows the Help menu screen. The items of the Help menu have the following functions. Getting Started: For displaying the initial help screen and accessing the English help items Keyboard short Cuts: Description of keyboard short cut About: For displaying the software version, Build number, and Copy Right DFP-3000...
  • Page 99 The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any portion of this manual or the use thereof for any purpose other than the operation or maintenance of the equipment described in this manual without the express written permission of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 100 DFP-D3000 (SY) Printed in Japan Sony Corporation DFP-R3000 (SY) E 2001. 1 08 Communication System Solutions Network Company 9-976-890-02 ©2000...

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