Operating Instructions <Operations and Settings> Remote Camera Controller AW‑RP120G Model No. How the Operating Instructions are configured <Basics>: T he <Basics> describes the procedure for connection with the required equipment and for installation. Before installing this unit, be sure to take the time to read through <Basics> to ensure that the unit will be installed correctly. <Operations and Settings> (this manual): T his <Operations and Settings> describes how to operate the unit and how to establish its settings. ENGLISH M1212HO0 -FJ VQT4T93A(E)
How to turn on and off the power of the remote cameras How to turn on the power of the remote Turning on the power of the cameras simultaneously with the turning on of the unit’s power cameras Set the MENU button to ON . The power of the remote cameras in the standby state can be turned on from the unit .
How to turn on and off the power of the remote cameras (continued) How to turn off the power of the remote Turning off the power of multiple cameras cameras Set the MENU button to ON . The power of the remote cameras can be turned off from the unit . There are the following methods of turning off the power .
Making image adjustments for the selected remote camera The following settings and adjustments can be made for the selected remote camera directly from this unit . Image adjustments can be made using the dedicated buttons and dials in the color adjustment section . z Gain z Pedestal z R and B gain...
Making image adjustments for the selected remote camera (continued) Setting the gain Setting the white balance In places which are too dark, increase the gain level, and in places Adjust the ratio between R, G, and B (the three primary colors) so that which are too bright, reduce the gain level .
Making image adjustments for the selected remote camera (continued) Manually adjusting the white balance (R and B gain Setting the black balance settings) The black balance needs to be adjusted when using a remote camera As with the automatic adjustment, fill the screen with a for the first time or when a remote camera has not been used for a prolonged period of time .
Making image adjustments for the selected remote camera (continued) Selecting the color bars Adjusting the shutter speed Press the BARS button to output color bar signals from the remote The shutter mode and shutter speed of a remote camera can be camera .
Making image adjustments for the selected remote camera (continued) Setting the shooting mode (SCENE 1 to SCENE 4) Change the shooting mode (scene file) of the remote camera to match the shooting conditions . Use the SCENE 1 to SCENE 4 buttons to change the shooting mode . SCENE 3 button SHIFT button SCENE 1 button...
Making image adjustments for the selected remote camera (continued) Setting an ND filter Selecting an ND filter with the USER buttons (USER 1 to USER 8) The ND filter setting can be configured when the selected remote camera has a built‑in ND filter . The ND filter settings “ND1”...
Operating the OSD menu of a remote camera To set the advanced settings of a remote camera, operate the menu superimposed on the image output of the remote camera (this menu is referred to as the OSD menu in this manual) . The OSD menu of a connected remote camera can be operated from the unit . CAMERA OSD button F1 dial EXIT button...
Operating preset memory (PMEM) The preset memory of a remote camera can be operated from the unit . z Changing pages The following settings that you have adjusted in advance can be stored in preset memory . Press one of the number buttons  to  to directly select any of the 50 preset memory .
Operating preset memory (PMEM) (continued) Registering preset memory (STORE) Recalling preset memory (RECALL) Press one of the camera selection buttons Press one of the camera selection buttons [CAMERA SELECT/GROUP SELECT] to select the [CAMERA SELECT/GROUP SELECT] to select the remote camera to be operated . remote camera to be operated .
Operating preset memory (PMEM) (continued) Setting the operation items for when preset Setting the speed at which to move to memory is recalled (PRESET SCOPE) the position set in the preset memory (PRESET SPEED) You can select whether to recall all or only some of the settings registered to preset memory .
Operating preset memory (PMEM) (continued) Registering PRESET SPEED on the unit To register the PRESET SPEED value to a preset number of the unit, perform the following steps after the previous procedure . Press the MEM STORE button to turn on its indicator . Hold down a number button to specify the preset number to register .
Operating preset memory groups (PMEM GROUP) The unit allows you register up to four “preset memory groups” created Creating preset memory groups by selecting one preset memory for each of multiple remote cameras . Pressing any of the PM GRP 1 to PM GRP 4 buttons simultaneously recalls all preset memory registered to the corresponding preset memory group .
Operating preset memory groups (PMEM GROUP) (continued) Registering the preset memory to recall when in ALL Recalling preset memory groups mode Pressing a button to recall a preset memory group Press the MENU button to turn on its indicator . Use PM GRP 1 to PM GRP 4 to recall preset memory groups .
Operating tracing memory (TMEM) The unit incorporates tracing memory (TMEM) for recording a series of Registering tracing memory (STORE) operations that were performed for a connected remote camera . This feature allows you to duplicate the recorded operations of a remote camera .
Operating tracing memory (TMEM) (continued) Hold down one of the number buttons  to  that Recalling tracing memory (RECALL) has its indicator turned off to specify the tracing memory number . Press one of the camera selection buttons The current camera position and settings are registered to the preset [CAMERA SELECT/GROUP SELECT] to select the memory of the remote camera, and become the start position and settings at the time of recalling .
Operating tracing memory (TMEM) (continued) Deleting tracing memory (DELETE) Restoring tracing memory (RESTORE) Press one of the camera selection buttons Some of the recorded tracing memory data can be overwritten . For example, you can record just the ZOOM operation again while [CAMERA SELECT/GROUP SELECT] to select the leaving the data recorded for the PAN/TILT operation as is .
Operating tracing memory (TMEM) (continued) Press START button  . Setting the items to recall when recalling The tracing memory is recalled and the remote camera starts tracing memory moving . Total time of tracing memory You can select whether to recall all or only some of the items registered during recalling Current recall position to tracing memory .
Configuring the remote camera operation settings Adjusting the operation speed of the pan, Setting the PAN/TILT lever inclination and tilt, zoom, and focus speed The dedicated dials can be used to individually adjust the operation The correlation between the angle and operating speed when the PAN/ speed of the remote camera for each of the PAN/TILT lever, ZOOM TILT lever is inclined can be adjusted .
Configuring the remote camera operation settings (continued) Setting the pan, tilt, zoom, and focus Setting the tilting direction operation directions Set the operation of the remote camera in the vertical direction in response to forward and backward operation of the PAN/TILT lever . You can set the direction that a remote camera moves in response to the operation of the PAN/TILT lever, ZOOM button, and FOCUS dial .
Configuring the remote camera operation settings (continued) Setting the focusing direction Setting the minimum lens zoom start speed Set the focusing operation of the lens in response to the operation of the Correct the zoom control amount to send from the unit so that the lens FOCUS dial .
Configuring the remote camera operation settings (continued) When other remote camera Setting the movement ranges (limiter function) of a remote camera Press the F2 dial to confirm the setting . The position in the up direction of the currently selected remote camera is set as the up limit and the limiter is enabled .
Configuring the remote camera operation settings (continued) Controlling the peripheral devices Controlling a defroster connected to a remote camera When the selected remote camera is equipped with a defroster function (AW‑PH650 + camera), the defroster can be controlled . The peripheral devices connected to a remote camera can be controlled . Control the devices with FUNCTION menu  .
Configuring the unit operation settings Enabling or disabling operation with the ENABLE buttons The unit has five ENABLE buttons . Each of the ENABLE buttons can be used to independently enable or disable the corresponding operation shown below . Color adjustment ENABLE button MEM ENABLE button USER ENABLE button z Operation of color adjustment section...
Configuring the unit operation settings (continued) Enabling or disabling operation of the Enabling or disabling menu operation ENABLE buttons by menu operation Menu operation can be enabled or disabled . Operation of the ENABLE buttons can be enabled or disabled by menu operation .
Configuring the unit operation settings (continued) Switching the focus operation and iris Setting the LCD panel backlight operation The backlight of the LCD panel can be turned on or off . It can also be set to turn off automatically . The operations of the FOCUS dial and IRIS dial can be switched .
Configuring the unit operation settings (continued) Assigning functions to the USER buttons Functions that Operations when USER buttons pressed can be selected Pressing a USER button with a function assigned Functions can be assigned to the eight USER buttons (USER 1 to selects the corresponding ND filter and turns on USER 8) .
Setting linking with a switcher Configure the settings for linking the unit with an optional switcher . Enabling or disabling the function for To use the function for linking with a switcher, you need to set the linking with the switcher following in advance .
Setting the functions for when the unit is linked with the switcher Set the functions that can be used when there is a link between the unit Setting the switcher bus to control with the BUSCONT and switcher . function Each of the functions needs to be set in advance in SW FUNCTION menu  and SW INPUT menu  .
Setting the functions for when the unit is linked with the switcher (continued) FOCUS ASSIST function CAMERA SELECT view function Control the AUX bus of the switcher and switch between the “images of Set the unit to display icons at the bottom left of the sub screen for multi view”...
Setting the functions for when the unit is linked with the switcher (continued) Turn the F2 dial to select a setting, and then press the TALLY IP function F2 dial to confirm the selection . CAM: Enable TALLY IP to receive OA tally information from the switcher via Allows you to operate the remote camera selected on the unit with the network .
Setting the functions for when the unit is linked with the switcher (continued) Turn the F1 dial to display any of the “9 . CAMINF_ CAM INF function FORMAT” to “16 . CAMINF_ALARM” items . You can display the remote camera setting information acquired by the 9.CAMINF_FORMAT unit on the switcher AUX bus output images or multi view images .
For the latest information not described in the Operating SAVE and LOAD . Instructions, refer to the following websites . z Settings of each shooting mode (scene file) http://pro‑av .panasonic .net/ z Preset memory data z System settings z Observe the following points when using and storing the * 4 : The following data is target for SAVE and LOAD .
Memory card operations (continued) Initializing a memory card (INIT) Saving data to a memory card (SAVE) Before using a memory card with the unit, be sure to initialize the Press one of the camera selection buttons memory card with the unit . [CAMERA SELECT/GROUP SELECT] to select a remote When the memory card is initialized, the memory card is formatted (in camera .
Memory card operations (continued) Loading data from a memory card (LOAD) Deleting the files saved to a memory card (DELETE) Press one of the camera selection buttons [CAMERA SELECT/GROUP SELECT] to select a remote Press the MENU button to turn on its indicator . camera .
Tally settings The unit can receive the tally information of the switcher and other Setting the sending of tally information from external devices from the TALLY/GPI connector (TALLY input) on the the unit to remote cameras rear panel and two network lines . To enable turning on the camera status indicators on the unit and the tally lamps on the remote cameras based on the received tally Press the MENU button .
Checking alarm information In the event of an error with the power supply of the unit or a remote camera included in the selected camera group, the ALARM indicator on the unit turns on and the output of the GPI OUT connector (GPI OUT 5) becomes On .
Returning the unit to the factory default state (INITIALIZE) You can restore the settings stored on the unit to the factory defaults Also, when you execute INITIALIZE, the data stored on the unit and the (INITIALIZE) following statuses are restored to the factory default state . When executing INITIALIZE, select one of “ALL”...
Returning the unit to the factory default state (INITIALIZE) (continued) Returning the unit to the factory default state Press the MENU button . Open SYSTEM menu  . Turn the F1 dial to display the “1 . INITIALIZE” item . 1 .I NITIA L IZ E A L L Turn the F2 dial to select “ALL”...
Control interface for external devices TALLY/GPI (JST: JBY‑25S‑1A3F(LF)(SN)) Pin number Signal name Description of signal Operation TALLY IN 1 TALLY IN 2 TALLY IN 3 TALLY IN 4 TALLY IN 5 TALLY IN1 to TALLY IN10 tally inputs Contact input ⇒ “Tally settings”...
Control interface for external devices (continued) REMOTE Registering camera numbers to CAM OUT1 to (JST: JEY‑9P‑1A3F(LF)(SN)) CAM OUT10 You can connect a personal computer or other external device to select the camera group, select the remote camera, and recall preset memory Press the MENU button .
Setup Software Setup Software is an application for configuring the settings for connecting the unit with the remote cameras and switcher from a personal computer . The settings can be configured while confirming each item in a list . z The settings for connecting the unit with the remote cameras and switcher can also be configured using just the unit . For how to configure the settings on the unit, refer to “Settings for connecting with the remote cameras and switcher”...
Setup Software (continued) Connecting the personal computer Connect the personal computer and unit with a LAN cable . z When directly connecting the personal computer to the unit, use a crossover cable (category 5 or better shielded cable) . z When connecting via a switching hub, use a straight cable (category 5 or better shielded cable) . Personal computer LAN cable (crossover cable) Personal computer...
Setup Software (continued) The screens of Windows XP are used in the explanations in this manual . If you are using an operating system other than Windows XP, some of the items displayed on the screens may differ . Registering the unit in Setup Software On the “IP Address”...
Setup Software (continued) Settings for connecting with the remote cameras and switcher Displaying the “Setting” tab On the “Setting” tab, configure the settings for the connections between the unit and the remote cameras and switcher . When you connect the personal computer to the unit for the first time, click the [REFRESH] button to acquire the values set on the unit . Each of the “C001”...
Setup Software (continued) 12 RECEIVE PORT NO 15 KEEP button Set the port numbers for the unit to receive camera information Executes “KEEP IP ADR” in AUTO IP menu  of the unit . update notifications from remote cameras . When you click [KEEP] button, the link setting targets (camera Possible setting range: 61000 to 65535 numbers and switcher) corresponding to the remote cameras...
Setup Software (continued) Setting user authentication To control remote cameras that have the user authentication function enabled, you need to set the user name and password on the AW‑RP120 . Configure this setting on the “User Auth .” tab of this application . z The user authentication function is only enabled when the unit is controlling remote cameras connected with IP connections .
Operations of AW‑HE2 AW‑HE2 HD integrated cameras can be operated from the unit . <Invalid menu operations> This section describes the operations which are different from the Menu Setting item corresponding operations of other remote cameras . SHUTTER  1 . SHUTTER 2 .
Table of setting items (dedicated dials and buttons) Dial/button Setting item Remote camera Setting R/B GAIN dial R GAIN AW‑HE120 –150 to +150 B GAIN AW‑HE50 , AW‑HE60 –30 to +30 AW‑HE2 “‑‑‑” AW‑HE100 –30 to +30 AW‑HE870 –150 to +150 AW‑E860, AW‑E750, AW‑E650, AW‑E350 –150 to +150 AK‑HC1500, AK‑HC1800...
Table of setting items (menus) Button Initial value on Menu name Setting item Remote camera Setting number unit  SHUTTER 1 . SHUTTER AW‑HE120 – Off, Step, Synchro, ELC AW‑HE50, AW‑HE60 – Off, Step, Synchro AW‑HE2 – “‑‑‑” AW‑HE100 – Off, Step, Synchro AW‑HE870 –...
Table of setting items (menus) (continued) Button Initial value on Menu name Setting item Remote camera Setting number unit  PTZ ADJUST 1 . Z MIN SPEED Off, 1 to 8 2 . SPEED WITH Z AW‑HE120 – Off, On AW‑HE50, AW‑HE60 –...
Table of setting items (menus) (continued) Button Initial value on Menu name Setting item Remote camera Setting number unit  SWAP IP 1 . CAM1 ‑ ‑ ‑ .‑ ‑ ‑ .‑ ‑ ‑ .‑ ‑ ‑ 100 . CAM100 ‑...
Messages When starting up and switching camera groups Preset memory Indication Description Indication Description Don’t touch CAM### PMEM Do not operate the PAN/TILT lever Preset memory registration has and the ZOOM button because they completed . PTZ Lever! STORE COMPLETE are being initialized .
Messages (continued) Memory card Setup software Indication Description Indication Description Not connected . The unit and personal computer are NO CARD! No card is inserted . not connected . INITIALIZING . . . Initializing . Already assigned . The image input of the selected NOT REMOVE CARD switcher is already selected for SAVING .