Non-Linear Editing System Operating Instructions This manual contains information on the hardware only. For details on video and audio uploading, editing and other operations, refer to the Reference Manual (AJ-SF97).
IMPORTANT “Unauthorized recording of copyrighted television programs, video tapes and other materials may infringe the right of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.” CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
Features All-in-one tower design This system contains a internal VTR for uploading and downloading data. This feature translates into savings in terms of both the cost and space required for an externally connected VTR, and it enables DVCPRO tapes to be loaded just like floppy disks or magneto-optical disks. The unit also contains a hard disk for audio-video recording, and its size is the same as a tower-type personal computer.
System Configuration Do not subject the supplied mouse, keyboard or cables to strong bumps or shocks. Doing so could damage them. Main unit Stabilizers (a4) mounting screws (a8) CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury due to tipping over, mount the stabilizers before installation. Operating instructions (which you are now reading) Service support guide...
Parts and Their Functions Front Panel 1 Main unit power switch Set this switch to the OFF position after quitting the system. If the power is turned off while the hard disk drive is operating, data may be lost or the drive may be damaged.
Parts and Their Functions LED Display Panel 1 AUTO OFF lamp This lights when trouble has occurred in the unit’s operation. 2 Warning lamp This lights when a warning item has occurred. 3 Channel condition lamps One of these lamps lights in accordance with the error rate status.
Parts and Their Functions Rear Panel SIGNAL GND AC IN SDI/SDIT (OPTION) SDI/SDIT SDI/SDIT ACTIVE THROUGH FUSE F1 125V FUSE F2 125V ANALOG VIDEO INPUT VIDEO OUTPUT VIDEO REF VODEO 75≠ 75≠ PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH AUDIO DI G I TA L AUD I O PUSH PUSH AUDIO...
Parts and Their Functions Rear Panel : Analog component video signal output connectors [ANALOG, VIDEO OUTPUT, Y/P The analog component video signals are output from these connectors. Connect a VTR or other video unit with a component signal input capability here.
Parts and Their Functions Rear Panel A Digital audio signal input connector [DIGITAL AUDIO IN, CH1-2/CH3-4] The digital audio signals in the AES/EBU format are supplied to these connectors. B Digital audio signal output connectors [DIGITAL AUDIO OUT, CH1-2/CH3-4] Connect a VTR equipped with AES/EBU input connectors here.
Parts and Their Functions Rear Panel J SCSI connector Connect a SCSI hard disk drive for external expansion purposes. (Future plans call for this connector to be used to support some options. For details, please consult with your dealer.) K RS-232C connector Spare connector (for maintenance purposes) L SVGA I/F connector This is connected to the SVGA monitor.
Connections Basic Connections (Connecting the power cord, keyboard, mouse and system cables) 1. Connect the keyboard and mouse to their respective connectors. 2. Connect the power cord. Mouse Main unit SIGNAL GND SDI/SDIT AC IN (OPTION) SDI/SDIT SDI/SDIT ACTIVE THROUGH FUSE F1 Power cord 125V...
Connections Monitor Connections $ Connecting the personal computer monitor (S-VGA) Connect the computer monitor to the SVGA I/F connector. Use a monitor which meets the following conditions. Default settings O Resolution : 1152a870 pixels O Refresh frequency : 75 Hz Coaxial cable (with BNC connectors) monitor (Video) for...
Connections VTR Connections Connect a commercial video cassette recorder/player Coaxial cable (with BNC connectors) Coaxial cable (with BNC connectors) Note: Set the TAPE/EE selector switch of the external VTR to the TAPE position. (If it is set to EE, the picture may be unstable and audio may be transmitted.) If the VTR is not equipped with a TAPE/EE selector switch, use one of the two connection configurations described below:...
Connections Audio Equipment Connections Connect speakers with built-in amplifiers, a cassette deck or other audio unit. 2-conductor shielded cable (with XLR-3-12C connectors) AUDIO IN (CH1/CH2/CH3/CH4) Cassette deck Main unit SIGNAL GND AC IN SDI/SDIT (OPTION) SDI/SDIT SDI/SDIT ACTIVE THROUGH FUSE F1 125V FUSE F2 125V...
Connections Editing Control Pad Connections Connect the editing control pad (AJ-A77) available as an option. AC IN Power cord Note: Turn on the power of the editing control pad (AJ-A77) after Windows NT has been started up in the main unit. When the control pad’s power is turned on, all of its LED indicators will light up for about 1.5 seconds.
System Startup and Exit System Startup Set the power switches of the peripheral units to ON. Set the power switch on the main unit to ON. The HDD access display lamp on the main unit’s front panel lights. The system starts up, and Windows NT also starts up.
System Startup and Exit System Exit Click in the tool box. A confirmation panel appears. Computer monitor Tool box Bin manager Click if you wish to exit the system. The Windows NT screen now appears. Bin window Confirmation panel – 18 –...
System Startup and Exit Computer monitor/Windows NT exit screen Click Windows NT shutdown. A confirmation panel now appears. Select the exit method and click wish to exit Windows NT. First, wait until the “It is now safe to turn off your computer”...
Troubleshooting If you believe that something is wrong with your product, take the time to check whether the product has been operated incorrectly before asking a service engineer to conduct repairs. 1. Self-diagnosis test for main unit The main unit’s basic test is automatically conducted when its power switch is set to the ON position. When this test is completed without error, a beep will sound once.
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Chart Use the Troubleshooting Chart to remedy certain symptoms. Find the “Symptom” concerned in the left-hand column of the table, and take the “Suggested remedial action” in the right-hand column. Always make sure that you have conducted the basic checks before consulting the Table. Symptoms related to personal computer monitor Symptom $ Nothing at all appears on the...
Troubleshooting Symptoms related to floppy disk drive Symptom $ The floppy disk drive’s access lamp remains lighted or the system fails to recognize the floppy disk drive. Suggested remedial action O Has the product been started up with a floppy disk already inserted in the floppy disk drive? When its power switch is set to the ON position, this product checks whether a floppy disk has already been inserted in the floppy disk...
Troubleshooting Symptoms related to the keyboard or mouse Symptom $ All or some of the keys on the keyboard fail to function. $ Desired letters or numbers cannot be input from the keyboard. $ The mouse fails operate properly. $ The movements of the mouse cursor are awkward.
Troubleshooting Symptoms related to memory Symptom $ What is displayed as the memory size differs from the size of the memory actually provided. $ At startup, the memory check keeps running, and operation fails to advance to the next step. $ The main unit’s internal VTR cannot be controlled from the editing application program.
Troubleshooting Symptoms related to software, operating system or operations Symptom $ A warning dialogue appears when display changes Windows NT startup screen during startup. $ The application program’s icon fails to appear on the Windows NT startup screen. $ A warning dialogue appears when the application program is started.
Troubleshooting Other symptoms Symptom $ The playback images of the tape inserted into the internal VTR are not shown on the video monitor (used to check the images) even when the on-screen PLAY button is clicked. $ Disk images cannot be uploaded. $ Noise is superimposed onto the disk images or some frames are missing.
Troubleshooting Other symptoms Symptom $ The personal computer’s monitor screen display suddenly goes completely blue during uploading. $ No downloading possible. $ The indicator fails to operate normally. $ When the power is turned on, the alarm continues sound intermittently. $ An abnormal odor or overheating is noticeable.
Connector Signals VIDEO INPUT Y, P (ANALOG) VIDEO IN REF VIDEO IN VIDEO OUTPUT Y, P (ANALOG) VIDEO OUT MONITOR OUT AUDIO INPUT AUDIO IN (ANALOG) MIC IN (front) AUDIO OUTPUT AUDIO OUT (DIGITAL) : XLRa2 CH1-2, CH3-4, AES/EBU format AUDIO OUT (ANALOG) : XLRa4 CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4 MONITOR OUT HEADPHONES (front)
Connector Signals RGB I/F Pin No. Signal Pin No. un used + 5 V DCI Comm – CHSYNC – CVSYNC 17, 18 Key board/Mouse Pin No. Signal DATA un used + 5V CLOCK un used SERIAL 1, 2 Pin No. Signal SCSI CH1/A, CH2/B Signal...
Error Items When the WARNING lamp is lighted Monitor display FAN STOP This is displayed when the fan motor stops. NO RF This appears during playback when a blank section (tape blank) lasting for one or more seconds has been detected. Such a section is identified as a tape blank when all of the following conditions are met.
Error Items When the AUTO OFF lamp is lighted Monitor display DRUM ROTA TOO SLOW If the cylinder motor speed is abnormally low, the AUTO OFF lamp lights, and the message display flashes. DRUM TORQUE ERROR When it has been detected that the cylinder motor is subject to an abnormal torque, the AUTO OFF lamp lights, and the message display flashes.
Error Items When the AUTO OFF lamp is lighted Monitor display S-FF/REW TIMEOVER If the start/end processing operation is not completed, the AUTO OFF lamp lights, and the message display flashes. S REEL TOO FAST If the supply reel motor should rotate at an abnormally fast rate, the AUTO OFF lamp lights, and the message display flashes.
This unit has an auto head cleaning function which automatically reduces the dirt on the heads. However, to further increase the unit’s reliability, it is recommended that its video heads be cleaned every day. Use the cleaning fluid designated by Panasonic. Condensation Condensation occurs due to the same principle involved when droplets of water form on a window pane of a heated room.
Specifications [GENERAL] Power supply: 120V AC(±10%), 50Hz – 60 Hz Rated current: 4.0 A Ambient operating temperature: 41 °F to 95 °F, (5 °C to 35 °C) Ambient operating humidity: 10 % to 80 % (no condensation) Dimensions (W) a (H) a (D): ˝...
Specifications [INPUT/OUTPUT CONNECTORS] $ Video input connectors Analog composite: BNCa2 (loop-through configuration) Analog component (Y, P BNCa3 Analog reference video: BNCa2 (loop-through configuration) $ Video output connectors Analog composite: BNCa2 Analog component (Y, P BNCa3 Analog composite monitor: BNCa1 (with superimposed data) $ Audio input connectors Analog (CH1/CH2/CH3/CH4): XLRa4 (high impedance)
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