JVC KY-F70U - Sxga Imaging Camera Less Lens Instructions Manual

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Digital Camera

KY-F70
Model
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Serial No. which is
located on the unit. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No. KY-F70
Serial No.
Illustration with optional lens attachment.
INSTRUCTIONS
This instruction book is made from 100%
recycled paper.
Introduction
Before recording
Settings and
adjustments
for recording
Basic operations
Various
recording
methods
Menu screen
settings
Connecting
to a PC
Others
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  • Page 1: Digital Camera

    Introduction Before recording Settings and adjustments for recording Digital Camera Basic operations KY-F70 INSTRUCTIONS Model Various recording methods Menu screen settings Connecting to a PC Illustration with optional lens attachment. Others For Customer Use: Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the unit.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
  • Page 3 WARNING ON LITHIUM BATTERY The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat avobe 100°C or incinerate. Replace battery with Panasonic (Matsushita Electric). CR2032, use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. Introduction Features ........................... 6 Accessories and attachments ..................6 Cautionary notes for the correct usage of this product ............ 7 Part names and their functions ..................8 Explanation of terminals ....................12 2. Before recording Basic system 1 ....................... 14 @ @ @ @ @ @ Basic system 2 .......................
  • Page 5 5. Various recording methods Recording a PC monitor ....................40 Outputting negative images ................... 41 Synchronizing flash and FREEZE .................. 42 About ALC and EEI operations ..................43 6. Menu screen settings Menu screen flow ......................44 Setting procedure ......................46 EXPOSURE screen .......................
  • Page 6: Introduction

    1. Introduction Features This digital camera uses three 1.45 million pixel 1/2 inch IT CDD. Newly developed 1/2 inch C mount Dichroic prism for the color separation prism. Capable of recording semi-animation (7.5 frames per second) and still images at resolution of 1360 1024 pixels.
  • Page 7: Cautionary Notes For The Correct Usage Of This Product

    Cautionary notes for the correct usage of this product • Before recording an important event, etc., always check to make sure that this product is working properly. • We are not liable for any missed recordings caused by malfunction of this unit, etc. Phenomena unique to CCD •...
  • Page 8: Part Names And Their Functions

    1. Introduction (continued) Part names and their functions [Front and bottom] C - M D I G I T A @ @ @ @ @ @ C A M E R A K Y - F 7 0 Lens mount Screw holes for mounting the camera (1/4-inch) Although the lens mount conforms to the...
  • Page 9: Menu Button

    [Rear] While the menu screen is being dis- played, press this button selected item While an item is selected, use this but- SCSI ton to change the set value. MODE SEND AW/SEL Setting in the menu screen ( page 44) MENU DOWN PLAY...
  • Page 10 1. Introduction (continued) Part names and their functions (continued) [Rear (continued)] Ventilation hole SCSI SEND AW/SEL MODE MENU DOWN PLAY FREEZE @ @ @ @ @ @ LENS MONITOR REMOTE DC IN POWER ON 1 2 3 4 SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL MODE/SET button REC display lamp [MODE]...
  • Page 11: Remote Terminal

    FREEZE button POWER display lamp While in the REC mode, press this button This lamp lights when the power of the main to capture a still image (freeze) of the im- unit is on. ages being outputted through the MONI- DC IN power input terminal TOR terminal.
  • Page 12: Explanation Of Terminals

    1. Introduction (continued) Explanation of terminals Lens terminal (Metal 12-pin, female) Power terminal (Mini DIN 8-pin, female) 12 5 @ @ @ @ @ @ Pin no. Signal name Pin no. Signal name IRIS CONTROL 12V DC IRIS POSITION IRIS AUTO /MANU Remoter terminal (Metal 10-pin, female) Pin no.
  • Page 13 Monitor terminal (D-sub 15-pin, female) SCSI terminal (Half-pitch 50-pin, female) Pin no. Signal name Pin no. Signal name 1 ~ 11 R OUT 700mV, 75 G OUT 700mV, 75 B OUT 700mV, 75 15 ~ 25 DB 0 R GND DB 1 G GND DB 2...
  • Page 14: Before Recording

    2. Before recording Basic system 1 While checking the images from the camera on the monitor, output the images to an MO disk or printer. Connect to the AA-P700 power supply AC ADAPTER AA-P700 Connect the monitor page 18) POWER page 19) @ @ @ @ @ @ AC adapter...
  • Page 15: Basic System 2

    Basic system 2 This is a system to record with this camera using a flash timed by an external freeze switch. AA-P700 AC ADAPTER AA-P700 POWER AC adapter MONITOR SCSI REMOTE REMOTE DC IN VGA monitor MO disk drive Model name Microscope adapter MITSUBISHI...
  • Page 16: Inserting The Lithium Battery

    2. Before recording (continued) Inserting the lithium battery The lithium battery is used to back up the time and date data. Install the lithium battery before using the unit. < Install > Mini screwdriver (attached) Screws Battery compartment @ @ @ @ @ @ Remove the screws (2 units) using the attached mini screw- driver, then open the cover.
  • Page 17: Mounting The Lens

    Mounting the lens Follow the procedure shown below when mounting an auto-iris lens. For further details, see the instruction manual of the lens. Camera head Male Thread section Mount clamp ring Lens Female Lens remote control Remove the lens mount cap. At this time, take caution so that dust do not enter inside the mount.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Power

    2. Before recording (continued) Connecting the power Connect the DC IN terminal on the rear of the main unit and the TO CAMERA terminal of the AC adapter (AA-P700) with the attached power supply cable (2m). SCSI SEND AW/SEL MODE AA-P700 MENU DOWN...
  • Page 19: Connecting A Monitor

    Connecting a monitor Connect the PC monitor (VGA) to the MONITOR terminal on the rear of the main unit. SCSI SEND AW/SEL MODE MENU DOWN PLAY FREEZE LENS MONITOR REMOTE DC IN POWER ON 1 2 3 4 SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL MONITOR terminal Before connecting, make sure that the power of all systems are turned off.
  • Page 20: Connecting An Mo Drive Unit

    2. Before recording (continued) Connecting an MO drive unit It is possible to output image data stored in the main unit memory to an MO drive unit. ( Page 36 Saving images from the memory to an MO disk) Dip switches SCSI SEND AW/SEL...
  • Page 21: Connecting A Printer

    Connecting a printer It is possible to directly output image data stored in the main unit memory to a printer. ( page 37 Outputting images from the memory to a printer) Dip switches SCSI MODE SEND AW/SEL MENU DOWN PLAY FREEZE LENS MONITOR...
  • Page 22: Mounting The Camera

    2. Before recording (continued) Mounting the camera < Mounting method > Camera mounting screw hole Rotation prevention hole @ @ @ @ @ @ Camera mounting bracket When mounting the camera, use the camera mount screw hole located on the camera mount- ing bracket.
  • Page 23: Fall Prevention

    Fall prevention Fall prevention wire chain Camera head Notes Special attention is required when mounting the unit to the wall or ceiling. Rather than attempting to do it yourself, request a qualified person to perform such installation. Falling of the unit may result in bodily injury. To prevent the unit from falling, connect the unit to a strong surface with a wire chain, etc.
  • Page 24: Settings And Adjustments For Recording

    3. Settings and adjustments for recording Setting the dip switches The type of PC monitor to use and the ID during SCSI connection are set using the dip switches. SCSI SEND AW/SEL MODE MEMO MENU DOWN PLAY FREEZE Turn the power off before setting the dip switches. Setting LENS MONITOR the switches with the power on will not change the set-...
  • Page 25: Menu Settings (Vga Model, Lens)

    Menu settings VGA mode and lens settings are made from the menu screen. VGA mode settings Set whether to output semi-animation (7.5 frame/sec.) of 640 480 pixels or full-motion video (30 frames/sec.) of 640 240 pixels to the connected VGA monitor. Set MONITOR in the SYSTEM SETTING screen.
  • Page 26: Time And Date Settings

    3. Settings and adjustments for recording (continued) Time and date settings DOWN Press the MODE button to enter the PLAY mode (PLAY MENU LED on), then press the MENU button. The PLAY menu MODE/SET screen will be outputted through the MONITOR termi- nal.
  • Page 27 OK will be displayed for approximately 3 seconds and the unit will return to the menu screen. - - - T I ME A D J UST - - - OK display screen MEMO When setting the time and date, always set the seconds (00). Pressing the MENU button before setting the seconds will not change the set values.
  • Page 28: Monitor Adjustment

    3. Settings and adjustments for recording (continued) Monitor adjustment The color contrast, brightness, etc. are adjusted by sending built-in color bar signals of the main unit to the PC monitor. MONITOR terminal Depending on the system, set the MONITOR mode to VGA or SXGA.
  • Page 29: Focus Adjustment

    Focus adjustment This unit is not equipped with a back-focus feature. Adjust the back focus using the lens. Male Focus ring Female The default setting of the main unit shutter speed is 1/8. When difficult to focus, change the shutter speed to 1/30 using the procedure given below.
  • Page 30: White Balance Adjustment

    3. Settings and adjustments for recording (continued) White balance adjustment Since the color of light (light temperature) changes depending on the light source, readjust the white balance (AUTO WHITE) when the light source of the object changes. MENU DOWN Press the MODE button to enter the REC mode (REC MODE/SET LED on), then press and hold the MENU button for at least 2 seconds to display the REC MENU screen.
  • Page 31 After pressing the MENU button twice to return to the normal screen, place a white object with the same light- ing conditions as the object to record, then zoom in to SCSI MODE SEND AW/SEL display white on the screen. MENU DOWN PLAY...
  • Page 32: White Shading Adjustment

    3. Settings and adjustments for recording (continued) White shading adjustment Even if the white balance is successfully achieved in the center of the screen, there may be times when white balance cannot be achieved at the top and bottom of the screen, resulting in the color of green and magenta becoming discolored.
  • Page 33 While watching the monitor screen, change LEVEL (R), LEVEL (G) and LEEL (B) using the UP and DOWN WHI TE BA LAN CE - COLOR TEMP 3 2 0 0 K buttons. WH I TE BA L AUTO L EVE L ( R ) For each item, the color at the bottom weakens and the L EVE L ( B ) : AD JUST...
  • Page 34: Basic Operations

    4. Basic operations Recording images to the main unit memory The main unit is capable of storing 5 images in the VGA mode and 4 images in the SXGA mode to the main unit memory. Exceeding the maximum number of images stored will replace the oldest image with the latest. Press the MODE button to enter the REC mode.
  • Page 35: Playing Back Images From The Memory

    Playing back images from the memory It is possible to play back images stored in the main unit memory. When in the VGA mode, images will be displayed in 640 480 pixels, regardless of whether in the FINE or DRAFT mode. Press the MODE button to enter the PLAY mode.
  • Page 36: Saving Images From The Memory To An Mo Disk

    4. Basic operations (continued) Saving images from the memory to an MO disk It is possible to save images stored in the main unit memory to an MO drive connected via the SCSI terminal when in the FREEZE or PLAY mode. (To output to an MO drive connected to a PC, see Page 64 7.
  • Page 37: Outputting Images From The Memory To A Printer

    Outputting images from the memory to a printer Use a printer with an SCSI input terminal. It is possible to directly output images stored in the main unit memory to a printer connected via the SCSI terminal when in the FREEZE or PLAY mode. (To output to a printer connected to a PC, see Page 64 7.
  • Page 38: Clearing Images From The Memory

    4. Basic operations (continued) Clearing images from the memory This function will clear all images stored in the main unit memory. MENU DOWN Press the MODE button to enter the PLAY mode (PLAY MODE/SET LED on), then press the MENU button to display the MENU screen.
  • Page 39 When completed, VIDEO MEMORY CLEAR OK will ap- pear for approximately 3 seconds and the unit will re- V I DE O ME L EA R turn to the MENU screen. MEMO After clearing the entire memory in the PLAY mode, the unit will automatically enter the REC mode since no images will be available for playback.
  • Page 40: Various Recording Methods

    5. Various recording methods Recording a PC monitor Horizontal line noise will appear on the screen when attempting to record images on a PC monitor or display. To clear this noise, the main unit shutter speed must be adjusted with scan speed of the monitor.
  • Page 41: Outputting Negative Images

    Outputting negative images It is possible to change the video signal outputted through the MONITOR terminal of this unit as negative video. Press the MODE button to enter the REC mode (REC MENU DOWN LED on), then press the MENU button to display the MODE/SET REC MENU screen.
  • Page 42: Synchronizing Flash And Freeze

    5. Various recording methods (continued) Synchronizing flash and FREEZE To activate the flash when inputting FREEZE, use the REMOTE terminal. The REMOTE terminal located in the rear is also used to freeze an image using an external device other than the FREEZE button on the rear of the main unit. Explanation of terminals ( page 12) In response to FREEZE input, KY-F70 outputs a flash signal for the CCD accumulation period...
  • Page 43: About Alc And Eei Operations

    About ALC and EEI operations ALC refers to Automatic Level Control and EEI refers to shutter iris control. The Automatic Level Control (ALC) operates under dark lighting and the electronic shutter (EEI) operates under bright lighting. Furthermore, setting the IRIS mode to AUTO will synchronize sensitivity, iris and electronic shutter and appropriate signal level can be acquired automatically at all times.
  • Page 44: Menu Screen Settings

    6. Menu screen settings Menu screen flow There are 3 types of menu screens: PLAY menu screen, REC quick menu screen and REC normal menu screen. MEMO • Pressing the MENU button while in any of the menu screens will return the unit to the previous screen. Normal screen •...
  • Page 45: Exposure Screen

    - - - EXPOSURE - - - I R I S MODE AUTO AE L EVE L Normal screen I R I S L EVE L : 1 2 8 I R I S DETECT : NORM I R I S AREA : FU L L SHUT TER : ST EP...
  • Page 46: Setting Procedure

    6. Menu screen settings (continued) Setting procedure REC normal menu screen MENU DOWN MODE/SET Press the MODE button to enter the REC mode (REC LED on), then press and hold the MENU for at least 2 SCSI REC LED seconds to display the REC normal menu screen. (If SEND AW/SEL MODE...
  • Page 47 PLAY menu screen - - - P L A Y / F REEZE MENU - - - ON SCREEN MEMORY NUM SEND PR I O RI TY: Enter the PLAY or FREEZE mode, then press the MENU BAR L EVE L : 0.7 V button to display the PLAY menu screen.
  • Page 48: Exposure Screen

    6. Menu screen settings (continued) EXPOSURE screen Menu item Function/variable range Default value IRIS MODE Set depending on the used lens ATUO AUTO: when using an auto-iris lens MANUAL: when using a manual iris lens or no lens AE LEVEL Used to adjust the video level when using auto iris, ALC @ @ @ @ @ @ and EEI.
  • Page 49 EXPOSURE screen (continued) Menu item Function/variable range Default value SHUTTER Used to set the shutter mode. STEP STEP: the shutter speed can be changed using the SPEED submenu item. V.SCAN: used to clear the horizontal line noise when re- cording a PC monitor by adjusting to the scan speed of the monitor.
  • Page 50 6. Menu screen settings (continued) EXPOSURE screen (continued) Menu item Function/variable range Default value SENSITIVITY Used to set the sensitivity mode. STEP STEP: the sensitivity can be changed using the LEVEL submenu item. ALS: the sensitivity si automatically changed by the brightness.
  • Page 51: White Balance Screen

    WHITE BALANCE screen Menu item Function/variable range Default value COLOR TEMP Used to set the basic color temperature of the white bal- 3200K ance. 3200K: for use under low color temperature such as halo- gen lamps, etc. 5200K: for use under high color temperature such as the sunlight, etc.
  • Page 52 6. Menu screen settings (continued) WHITE BALANCE screen (continued) Menu item Function/variable range Default value Color temperatures when setting COLOR TEMP and WHITE BALANCE Color temperature WHITE COLOR 2000K 3200K 5200K 15000K BALANCE TEMP PRESET 3200K AUTO @ @ @ @ @ @ MANUAL PRESET 5200K...
  • Page 53: Freeze Screen

    FREEZE screen Menu item Function/variable range Default value CANCEL Used to set the cancellation method of FREEZE. MANUAL MANUAL: freeze is cancelled by pressing the FREEZE button. AUTO: freeze is automatically cancelled after 5 sec- onds. PROCESS (1/3) screen Menu item Function/variable range Default value DETAIL...
  • Page 54 6. Menu screen settings (continued) PROCESS (1/3) screen (continued) Menu item Function/variable range Default value GAMMA Used to set whether the gamma curve to determine the NORMAL reproduction of black is to be set using the standard value or available for change. NORMAL: the gamma curve is set using the standard value (0.45) @ @ @ @ @ @...
  • Page 55 PROCESS (2/3) screen Menu item Function/variable range Default value FLARE (R) Rch compensation of the black level when flaring effect occurs and the entire screen becomes washed out from the light entering the lens reflecting diffusely. Perform this function along with FLARE (B). Stronger red: increase the number Weaker red: decrease the number [Variable range: –128 ~ 127]...
  • Page 56 6. Menu screen settings (continued) PROCESS (2/3) screen (continued) Menu item Function/variable range Default value COLOR Used to set whether to change the color matrix or use the MATRIX standard value. OFF: the standard value of the color matrix is used. ADJUST: the color matrix becomes available for change.
  • Page 57: System Setting Screen

    SYSTEM SETTING screen Menu item Function/variable range Default value ON SCREEN Used to set the text to display in the video signal output- MEMORY ted to the MONITOR terminal. ALC EEI: displays ALC and EEI status during the REC mode. MEMORY NUM: displays the memory image number during the PLAY mode.
  • Page 58 6. Menu screen settings (continued) SYSTEM SETTING screen (continued) Menu item Function/variable range Default value BAR LEVEL Used to set the level of the color bar signal outputted from 0.7V the MONITOR terminal of this unit. 0.7V: outputs 0.7V color bar signals 0.58V: outputs 0.58V color bar signals NEGA @ @ @ @ @ @...
  • Page 59: Menu Screen Of The Play Mode

    Menu screen of the PLAY mode Menu item Function/variable range Default value ON SCREEN Used to set the text to display in the video signal output- MEMORY ted to the MONITOR terminal. ALC EEI: displays ALC and EEI status during the REC mode.
  • Page 60: Rec Mode Quick Menu Screen

    6. Menu screen settings (continued) REC mode quick menu screen Menu item Function/variable range Default value AE LEVEL Used to adjust the video level when using auto iris, ALC and EEI. Raise the level: increase the number Lower the level: decrease the number [Variable range: –128 ~ 127] @ @ @ @ @ @ IRIS LEVEL...
  • Page 61 Menu item Function/variable range Default value SPEED MEMO • In areas which the power supply frequency is 50Hz, set- ting the unit to 1/100 can reduce flickering when record- ing under florescent lighting. • There may be shortage of light when increasing the shut- ter speed.
  • Page 62: Resetting Settings

    6. Menu screen settings (continued) Resetting settings This function is used to initialize all settings other than the time and date. MENU DOWN Press the MODE button to enter the PLAY mode (PLAY LED on), then press the MENU button to display the MODE/SET MENU screen.
  • Page 63 When all values are reset to their default settings, MENU RESET OK message will appear for 3 seconds, then the unit will return to the MENU screen. MENU RESET Press the MENU once more to return to the normal screen. Reset completed...
  • Page 64: Connecting To A Pc

    7. Connecting to a PC Compatible systems 1 With SCSI connection, still images of the main unit can be exported to a PC while checking the recorded images on a VGA monitor. The main unit can be controlled from the PC. For this system, the PC is the host (initiator) and the main unit (digital camera) is the target.
  • Page 65: Compatible Systems 2

    Compatible systems 2 It is possible to process SXGA compatible images of this unit directly on a PC using a capture board. Images can be processed while viewing still images and camera video of this unit on a PC monitor. Images can be checked on a SXGA monitor when using an SXGA compatible capture board.
  • Page 66: Others

    8. Others Specifications Imaging device: 1/2 inch IT CCD Scanning method: Progressive scanning Available no. of pixels: 1.45 million pixels (1392 (H) 1040 (V)) Effective no. of pixels: 1360 1024 Color separation method: Dichroic prism method @ @ @ @ @ @ Aspect ratio: V.SCAN: 1/30 ~ 1/5906.8...
  • Page 67 External dimensions (unit: mm) 142.5 C-MOUNT DIGITAL CAMERA KY-F70 41.5 1/4 inch screw Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 68 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED is a registered trademark owned by VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. is a registered trademark in Japan, the U.S.A., the U.K. and many other countries. Printed in Japan SL96172 © 1999 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED...

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