Hitachi HV-D30 Operation Manual

Hitachi HV-D30 Operation Manual

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  • Page 1: Ccd Color Camera

    These numbers appear on the nameplate located on the bottom of the product. Please record these numbers in the spaces provided below, and retain this manual for future reference. Model No. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. 3-CCD Color Camera MODEL HV-D30 OPERATION MANUAL...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read Instructions All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. 2. Retain Instructions The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. Heed Warnings All warnings on the product and the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4.
  • Page 3 11. Power Sources This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
  • Page 4 20. Damage Requiring Service Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. b. if liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product. c.
  • Page 5 WICHTIGE SICHERHEITSANWEISUNGEN 1. Alle Anweisungen lesen. Vor Betrieb des Erzeugnisses sollten alle Sicherheits-und Bedienungsanleitungen gelesen werden. 2. Die Anweisungen aufbewahren. Die Sicherheits-und Bedienungsanleitungen sollten fünftigen Bezug aufbewahrt werden. 3. Warnungen beachten. Die Warnungen auf dem Erzeugnis und in den Bedienungsanleitungen solten beachtet werden.
  • Page 6 10. Ventilation Schlitze und Öffnungen im Gehäuse dienen der Ventilation. Sie sind für zuverlässigen Betrieb des Gerätes und Schutz vor Überhitzung erforderlich und dürfen nicht blockiert oder abgedeckt werden. Die Öffnungen sollten niemals dadurch blockiert werden, daß, das Gerät auf ein Bett, ein Sofa, einen Teppich oder eine ähnliche Oberfläche gestellt wird.
  • Page 7 18. Starke stöße oder Vibrationen Setzen Sie das Erzeugnis beim Transport nicht starken Stößen oder Vibrationen aus. 19. Wartung Versuchen Sie nicht, dieses Erzeugnis Selbst zu warten, da Sie sich durch Öffnen bzw. Entfernen von Abdeckungen hohen Spannungen und sonstigen Gefährdungen ausserzen können.
  • Page 8 MISES EN GARDE IMPORTANTES 1. Lire les instructions Lire toutes les instructions de sécurité et de fonctionnement avant de faire fonctionner l’appareil. 2. Conserver ces instructions Conserver les instructions de sécurité et de fonctionnement á des fins de référence ultérieure. 3.
  • Page 9 10. Ventilation Les fentes et les ouvertures du coffret sont prévues pour la ventilation ainsi que pour garantir un fonctionnement en toute sécurité de l’appareil et le protéger de toute surchauffe, et ces ouvertures ne devront donc être ni obstruées ni recouvertes. jamais obstruer les ouvertures en placant l’appareil sur un lit, un sofa, un tapis ou toute surface similaire.
  • Page 10 18. Chocs ou vibrations violents Lorsqu’on transporte l’appareil, ne pas le soumettre á des chocs ou des vibrations violents. 19. Réparations Ne pas tenter de réparer l’aapareil soi-même car le fait d’ouvrir ou de retirer les caches risque d’exposer l’utilisateur á des tensions dangereuses notamment. réparation á...
  • Page 11: Important Notice

    Operation of this product in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. WARNING Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Hitachi Denshi responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. For Canada This product does not exceed the class A/class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations.
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTUIONS IMPORTANT NOTICE Table of contents Standard composition Overview Features Notes to users Important safety notes Operating considerations CCD properties Rear panel facilities LENS Lens selection Frangeback adjustment Video signal type lens adjustment Camera mounting System example Menu screen operation Menu Structure...
  • Page 13 How to Attain Better images Black Balance Adjustment White Balance Adjustment Real time Auto White Auto Shading Correction ALC (Auto level control) Long-Time Store Mode RC-Z3 remote control panel RC-Z3 panel facilities Menu screen operation Function Selection by internal Switch Setting Connectors Specifications Input/Output Signals...
  • Page 14: Standard Composition

    Operation Manual * Part code Overview The HV-D30 is a three CCD color camera combining high picture quality and high stability with the convenience of C mount optics. comprised of 410,000 picture elements (470,000 in the PAL version). The circuits from processor to encoder are digitized and contained on a single LSI chip.
  • Page 15: Notes To Users

    Confirm the power is off before connecting or disconnecting a signal cable. connectors by the body, not the attached wires. Lens The correct lens is important for deriving optimum performance from the camera. Consult a Hitachi Denshi dealer for a selection of fine lenses according to the application. Grasp...
  • Page 16: Ccd Properties

    Installation and storage sites The following types of environment can impair performance, lead to damage, pose safety hazards and shorten the useful life of the camera. Select the sites for installing the storing the camera carefully. Direct sunlight, rain or snow Flammable or corrosive gasses Very hot or cold (beyond -10 to 45 Humid or dusty...
  • Page 17 3) Moire Interaction between patterns can produce an additional "phantom" pattern to appear. The CCD picture elements (pixels) are arranged in a pattern, which can interact with a pattern in the scene (e.g., a performer wearing a finely striped necktie) to result in a Moire pattern.
  • Page 18: Rear Panel Facilities

    Name and function each section MENU button Press this button to display the camera setup menu. The switches U, provide functions depending on whether the menu is displayed (MENU mode) or not (DERECT mode). VIDEO conector Outputs composite video signal(1Vp-75 hms). Pilot lamp Lights when...
  • Page 19: Lens

    (e.g., Cosmicar). Lenses without self-contained iris amplifier are not compatible. Camera settings differ according to the auto iris lens type (see page 20). Note: The HV-D30 uses lens connector wiring prescribed by the EIAJ (Electronic Industries Association of Japan). Refer to page 47 lens Flang surface of lens 4.3mm or less...
  • Page 20: Frangeback Adjustment

    3) Flangeback adjustment If focus cannot be adjusted after replacing the lens or at the telephoto and wide angle extremes of a zoom lens, the flangeback can be adjusted. Open the lens iris and adjust as described below. Fixed focus lens Set the lens focus ring to infinity and pickup an image more than 20 meters distant.
  • Page 21 2) Adjustment Hold the U button depressed and press Setup for about 2 seconds to display the Special Set menu. Change to the Lens screen and check the Lens Type setting. If DC, change this to Video. LENS TYPE IRIS GAIN REFERENCE (1) Set the lens ALC control fully toward the average (Av ) position.
  • Page 22: Camera Mounting

    Camera mounting The camera is provided with threaded screw holes at the top and bottom. These allow mounting to either a tripod or a mounting bracket. Screw type U 1/4-20 Length: 4.5 to 6 mm Screws longer than 6 mm can cause internal damage, while less than 5 mm prevents secure fastening and risks dropping to cause damage and injury.
  • Page 23: System Example

    System examples...
  • Page 24: Menu Screen Operation

    Menu Screen Operation 1. Menu Structure For settings in the camera, the MAIN and SPECIAL menus are available. 1-1 MAIN Menu Structure Press the MENU button and MAIN MENU appears on the screen to indicate the main menu mode. Again press the MENU button to extinguish the menu and enter the direct mode.
  • Page 25 1-2 SPECIAL Menu Structure To select the SPECIAL SET mode, press the MENU button for 2 seconds while holding down the U button. Thus, the SPECIAL SET menu can be displayed. To return to the DIRECT mode, press the MENU button again. The SPECIAL SET menu indicates a list of items, and each special items subsidiary menus are available.
  • Page 26 2. MAIN MENU 1) CAM MODE : Camera mode MANUAL : Nearly all function modes can be set. Use for detailed settings. AUTO : Video level and white balance are automatic and a standard picture cam be observed without detailed settings. Asterisk (*) indicates a fixed setting and the cursor jumps to the next item.
  • Page 27: Main Menu Sub Menu

    The DTL level can be set to in a range of -128 to 127. The degree of contour correction increases in the positive value setting, and it decreases in the negative value setting. For zero (0) setting, hold down both the L and R buttons for approx. two seconds. However, if setting is OFF, 0 is not set over if the buttons are pressed.
  • Page 28 VARIABLE : The shutter speed is VARIABLE value under a line. a) 8 to 1/30 (1/25 : PAL) : Long-time frame store mode 4 to 1/30 (1/25 : PAL) : Long-time field store mode The camera delivers intermittent video signal output. So, to view continuous images, it is required to use the video memory.
  • Page 29 5) DIGITAL GAIN : Digital gain setup Select from among 0, +6 and +12 dB. Since added to the Main menu Gain setting, maximum increase is 36 dB. 6) DNR : Digital noise reduction Select Off, Mode 1 or Mode 2. Although Mode 2 provides greater noise reduction than Mode 1, image resolution in slightly reduced.
  • Page 30: Alc

    6) KNEE : Knee OFF/ON/AUTO The on setting provides natural gradation in bright portions. At the auto setting, gradation in bright components is automatically optimized even with scene changes. Knee is fixed to on in the Auto CAM mode. 7) SHADING MODE mode : Auto shading setting COLOR : Minimize vertical shading in image.
  • Page 31 4) ALC GATE : ON/OFF toggle ON : Video signal is detected in the ALC Gate area for controlling AGC, lens and auto electronic shutter and ALC. The detect area cannot be seen in the screen, the ALC control functions for the iris gate.
  • Page 32: Special Set

    . SPECIAL SET Special menu allows more detailed settings for the camera. 1) LENS : Change to LENS menu. Set for optimum lens operation. Setting is required according to the lens type. 2) WHITE GATE : hang to WHITE GATE menu. White gate position setting 3) LEVEL : hang to LEVEL menu.
  • Page 33: Lens

    6. LENS Menu for setting the lens functions 1) LENS Type : Sets type of auto iris. : Iris opens in proportion to a DC control voltage. Also set to DC when not using an automatic iris. Video : Lens iris is controlled by the video signal. Note: Auto electronic shutter (AES) cannot be used in the Video mode.
  • Page 34 Notes: 1) Before this adjustment, set Gain to Normal and Shutter to Off. Return the previous settings after adjusting. 2) Open Limit needs to be set properly for normal AGC coupled operation. 6) CLOSE Limit : (Lens Type is DC mode.) Observe the iris and adjust to precisely the largest value (smallest diameter).
  • Page 35: White Gate

    Sets the area (window) position for use as white balance control data. window to a white or gray monochrome portion of the screen. Setting operation is the same as Iris Gate. 1) WHITE GATE : White gate ON/OFF ON : In real time auto white balance operation or execution of memory auto white balance, a video signal appearing in the window on screen is detected for white balancing.
  • Page 36: Masking

    The allowable setting range is -128 to 127. Pressing the R button increases a numeric value to make the R video signal black level higher. Pressing the L button decreases a numeric value to lower the R video signal black level. For 0 (zero) setting, hold down both the L and R buttons for approx.
  • Page 37: Gamma

    8) Y SAT: Increase yellow color level 9) G SAT: Increase green color level 10) C SAT: Increase cyan color level 11) B SAT: Increase blue color level 12) M SAT: Increase magenta color level The above items can be set in the range of -32 to +31. Respectively press the R button to increase and the L button to decrease the color level.
  • Page 38: Dtl

    11. DTL Menu for setting detail parameters 1) DTL FREQ : DTL amplifying frequency changeover. : The lower band frequency is amplified. STANDARD : The standard amplification is performed. HIGH : The high band frequency is amplified. Finer contour correction is carried out.
  • Page 39: Dtl-Sub

    8) Initialize : Returns level menu settings to preset values. Simultaneously press L and R for about 2 seconds. 9) File select : Selects scene files 1 - 4 and preset. 10) DTL SUB : Change to DTL SUB menu. 12.
  • Page 40: Ext Trigger

    13. Ext trigger The external trigger function is used with a frame grabber to obtain an image of an object at a desired exposure time. Settings can provide images at various timings. The exposure time can be controlled by the external trigger pulse width. 1) Trigger mode : Selects external trigger mode Mode 1: Use for exposure time less than 2 fields.
  • Page 41 b) MODE: MODE1, CCD MODE: FRM External trigger pulse Strobe timing Exposure time Video signal output W E pulse output c) MODE: MODE2, CCD MODE: FLD External trigger pulse Exposure time Video signal output EVEN W E pulse output d) MODE: MODE2, CCD MODE: FRM External trigger pulse Exposure time Video signal output...
  • Page 42: Output/Sync

    14. OUTPUT/SYNC On this menu screen, you can make signal changeover for output to the D-SUB connector and phase adjustment for external synchronization. 1) OUTPUT : Output mode changeover R, G, B The R, G and B video signals are output to the D-SUB connector. Y, R-Y, B-Y The Y, R-Y and B-Y signals are output to the D-SUB connector.
  • Page 43: File Set

    9) SC.FINE : Fine adjustment of subcarrier phase The allowable setting range is -128 to 127. There is no direct relationship between a numeric value and a degree of phase. If the relevant range is exceeded, the SC COARSE setting is updated automatically to permit continuous adjustment.
  • Page 44: Id/Title

    5) MESSAGE RTN : Message display ON/OFF ON : A message indicating the result of AWB/ABB execution in the DIRECT mode is displayed. OFF : A message indicating the result of AWB/ABB execution in the DIRECT mode is not displayed. 6) REMOTE : Set remote control baud rate Use R and L to set for 2400, 4800, 9600 or 19200 bps.
  • Page 45 BOTTOM : Displayed at the lower left corner of screen. 3) DATA SET : The DATA SET screen comes up. : Enter an ID code consisting of three characters. Alphanumeric upper-case characters and a space character are permitted. TITLE : Enter a TITLE consisting of up to 12 characters. Alphanumeric upper-case characters, special symbols and a space character are permitted.
  • Page 46: How To Attain Better Images

    Carry out AUTO BLACK again. If this message appears in repeated attempts, it is necessary to inspect the inside of the camera. In this case, notify your local Hitachi Denshi sales agent or Hitachi Denshi service office...
  • Page 47: White Balance Adjustment

    White Balance Adjustment Carry out white balance adjustment when the illumination condition (color temperature) is changed. Adjust the white balance when using the camera for the first time or after replacing the lens. 1. In the MENU mode, set up WHITE BAL: MEM. 2.
  • Page 48 AUTO WHITE NG C.TEMP LOW TRY AGAIN AUTO WHITE NG LONG SHUTTER MODE CHANGE SHUTTER MODE TRY AGAIN CAM MODE AUTO CHANGE TO MANUAL The color temperature is too low, making it impossible to reach the optimum value. (If there is no problem in practical application, use the camera under the current condition.) Add a filter to the lens or illumination to increase the...
  • Page 49: Realtime Auto White

    Realtime Auto White The camera detects a white part in the image by itself, and its internal microcomputer automatically adjusts white balance in realtime. Use this function in case that the color temperature varies with time (e.g., from morning to day to night). 1.
  • Page 50: Alc (Auto Level Control)

    In combination of GAIN:AGC, SHUTTER:AES and AUTO IRIS, the following four kinds of ALC (auto level control) can be performed. This feature ensures stable video signal output according to a wide-range change in illumination. Note 1 AES cannot be combined with a Video type lens. 2 When not using an auto iris lens, at the Lens menu, set Lens Type to DC and Iris Mode to Manual.
  • Page 51: Long-Time Store Mode

    Long-Time Store Mode In case that illumination on the subject is insufficient, just increasing the gain of the camera may cause an increase in noise, resulting in an unclear image. situation, it is advisable to select the long-time store mode using the external memory. Thereby, the image can be brighter and clearer according to the stored amount of image.
  • Page 52: Rc-Z3 Remote Control Panel

    RC-Z3 Remote Control Panel All camera menu items can be operated remotely by connecting the RC-Z3 Remote Control Panel. Connect the panel as follows. (1) Set camera internal switch SW806 to RC-Z3. See internal switch selection on page 45 . (2) Open the SPECIAL SET menu and set the camera communications rate to 9600 bps (see page 31, factory setting).
  • Page 53: Rc-Z3 Panel Facilities

    OFF (green LED): Operation inhibited from RC-Z3. Operate from camera controls and switches. EXTENDER LED This Extender LED is always extinguished using with the HV-D30 camera. BAR/CAM switch Selects the camera output signal. BAR: : Color bar signal output...
  • Page 54 FUNCTION select button Camera setting menu display button. [5 UP, LEFT, DOWN and Menu screen operating buttons. SCENE FILE buttons Select camera application files and stores scene file data. Four application files can be used as scene files. Scene files: To shoot several scenes with different shooting conditions, it is needed to change settings suitable for each scene.
  • Page 55 Note: Inoperative with gamma off (gamma set to off at SUB MENU 2 of menu mode). ULTRA GAIN button Ultra gain on/off. However, function is ineffective in the HV-D30 camera. A WHT button Direct mode: At White balance mode MEM, press A.WHT to conduct automatic white balance (button lights).
  • Page 56 MANUAL: Set the lens A/M switch to M and adjust the lens iris ring manually. Note: When using the video type lens, REMOTE and MANUAL function is ineffective in the HV-D30 camera. GAIN switch Sets the camera sensitivity. Press the switch upward to select the sensitivity in the sequence 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 dB.
  • Page 57: Menu Screen Operation

    lens iris ring). M. BLK control Adjusts the master black level 2. Menu screen composition Camera settings other than the RC-Z3 items can be customized using the main and special set menus. The menu structure is same as one of camera.
  • Page 58: Function Selection By Internal Switch Setting

    Function Selection by Internal Switch Setting 1. SW806 For connection with the remote control box RC-Z3, set SW806 to the RC-Z3 position. For connection with the personal computer, set SW806 to the RS-232C position. At shipment from factory, SW806 is set at the RS-232C position. RS-232C SW806 RC-Z3...
  • Page 59: Connectors

    Connectors MULTI connector (DMSH-15S) Pin No. Signal designation R/R-Y/C OUT G/Y/Y OUT B/B-Y/VBS WE OUT VIDEO GND VIDEO GND VIDEO GND UNREG +12V IN TRIG IN HD IN/HD OUT/ SYNC OUT VD IN/GL IN /VD OUT PLAG : Housing KEC-15P Pin contact JK-SP2140 Cover JK-C151C Use M2.6 plug retaining screws.
  • Page 60 LENS connector (D4-151N-100) Pin No. Signal designation +12V Control Plug: E4-191J-100 DC IN connector (R03-R3M2) Pin No. Signal designation +12V input Plug: R03-P3F...
  • Page 61: Specifications

    Specifications 1) Color system 2) Optical system 3) Imaging system 4) Picture elements Total pixels Effective pixels Effective image area 5) Scanning system 6) Scanning frequency 7) Encoder system 8) Sync system 9) Horizontal resolution 10) S/N 11) Standard sensitivity 12) Minimum illumination 13) Gamma correction 14) Geometric distortion...
  • Page 62 22) CCD drive functions Preset: Lockscan: AES: Long term integration: Frame readout 23) Color bar 24) Power supply voltage 25) Power consumption 26) Dimensions 27) Mass 28) Ambient temperature Operating 1/100 (1/60 PAL), 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10,000 1/20,000 1/40,000 1/100,000second NTSC 1/60.38 to 1/2039 second (step 1H), to 1/100,000 second (step approx.
  • Page 63: Input/Output Signals

    Input/Output Signals 1. Input signal conditions 1) Genlock input (MULTI connector) 1.0 Vp-p (sync 0.3 HD/VD 2 to 5 Vp-p, negative (D-sub connector) Note: Genlock input and Sync output are selected by internal input/output switch. 2) External trigger input (MULTI connector) Ext Trig Low 0 VDC, High 2 to 5 VDC 3) Serial data (REMOTE connector) 1.5 Vp-p...
  • Page 64 6) Serial data output (REMOTE connector) 1.5 Vp-p/Low (when connected to RC-Z3, JU-C2-, JU-Z2) RS-232C level (when connected to personal computer) Note: Set internal switches according to connected equipment.) Lens iris control output (Lens connector, manual override) IRIS CONT : 1.5 V (closed) to 5.5 V (open) or 2.5 V (closed) to 7.5 V (open) Selectable...
  • Page 65: Major Accessories

    Major accessories Camera control box, RC-Z3 Camera Junction box, JU-Z2 RS-232C level converter JU-C20 Dimensions...

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