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Sony PDW-F800 Operation Manual

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-F800 PDW-700 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition (Revised 4)
  • Page 2 This label is located WARNING inside the outside panel of the unit. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to Denna etikett finns på rain or moisture. apparatens ovansida. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
  • Page 3 1-800-222-7669 or (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3 (urban outdoors), E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio). The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH,...
  • Page 4 Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents. For the customers in Taiwan only...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ....................11 Before use..................11 Marks for model-specific functions ..........11 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ...................... 12 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls........15 Power supply................... 15 Accessory attachments ..............16 Operating and connectors section ........... 17 HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional)...........
  • Page 6 Tripod Mounting ..................52 Connecting a Video Light ................. 53 Using the Shoulder Strap ................53 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position ............54 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ............55 Chapter 3 : Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Setting the Recording Format ..............58 Setting the system frequency ............
  • Page 7 Playing back the recorded clip ............85 Deleting the recorded clip ............... 86 Using the Freeze Mix function............87 Using the Focus Assist function............87 Advanced Operations for Shooting ............88 Recording essence marks ..............88 Setting clip flags with switches............89 Setting the thumbnail image at recording time .......
  • Page 8 Managing clip lists ................ 138 Disc Operations ..................139 Checking disc properties ............... 139 Using planning metadata............... 140 Checking user-defined essence marks .......... 141 Formatting discs ................142 Displaying disc and clip properties in a web browser....142 Transferring clips (Direct FTP function) ..........146 Preparations for clip transfers ............
  • Page 9 Assigning functions to ASSIGN switches ........221 Setting power saving functions ............. 224 Setting up a wireless LAN ............224 Setting the color temperature manually ........227 Specifying an offset for the auto white balance setting ....227 Selecting the lens file ..............228 Setting the UMID data ..............
  • Page 10 Chapter 9 : Maintenance Testing the Camcorder before Shooting..........256 Preparations for testing ..............256 Testing the camera ................ 256 Testing the VDR ................258 Maintenance ..................... 260 Cleaning the viewfinder ..............260 Note about the battery terminal............. 261 Operation Warnings ................262 Appendix Important Notes on Operation ...............
  • Page 11: Foreword

    Foreword Before use After purchasing this unit, before operating, it is necessary to set the region of use. (Unless this setting is made, the unit will not operate.) For details of these settings, see “Setting the Area of Use” on page 43. Note Before attaching/removing optional components or accessories to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn the...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 : Overview

    -inch full-HD “PowerHAD FX” 1) The PDW-700 requires installation of the optional CCDs CBKZ-FC02 23.98P Record and Playback Software and a verification key. For details, contact a Sony • IT (Interline Transfer) -inch progressive service representative. image sensors with 2.2 million pixels, for full 2) When the current recording format is 720/59.94P, you...
  • Page 13 1) The PDW-700 requires installation of the optional recording. CBKZ-MD01 SD Record and Playback Software and a verification key. For details, contact a Sony service [F800] representative. Two optical filters Rich selection of interfaces The unit is equipped with separate CC filters and ND filters.
  • Page 14 [F800] Receiver enables simultaneous reception of two Slow & quick motion function channels. This function allows the shooting frame rate to be 1) These products are not available in countries where they are prohibited by radio frequency regulations. different from the playback frame rate, for the same effect as overcranking or undercranking a 3.5-inch color LCD monitor film camera.
  • Page 15: Locations And Functions Of Parts And Controls

    If the beginning of the recording is important, you should set this switch to MANUAL. • To ensure proper operation of the video light, Sony recommends the use of the BP-GL95/L80S Battery Pack with the camcorder.
  • Page 16: Accessory Attachments

    VF (viewfinder) connector (20-pin) Accessory attachments Connect an optional viewfinder. Consult a Sony representative for information about available viewfinders. g Lens mount securing rubber After locking the lens in position using the lens locking lever, fit this rubber over the lower of the two projections.
  • Page 17: Operating And Connectors Section

    (optional). Front p Lens mount (special bayonet mount) Attach the lens. Consult a Sony representative for information about available lenses. q Lens locking lever After inserting the lens in the lens mount, rotate the lens mount ring with this lever to lock the lens in position.
  • Page 18 d MENU knob FILTER selector CC filter Changes the page selection or a setting within the (outer knob) setting menu. Cross filter For details about how to use the MENU knob, see 3200K “Menu Operations” on page 205. 4300K e EARPHONE jack (monaural, 6300K minijack) a) A type of special effect filter.
  • Page 19 [700] Right side (near the front) b COLOR TEMP. (color temperature) button 2 3 4 Press to light the button and change the color temperature for shooting. You can use this as an ASSIGN (assignable) switch (see page 221) c ALARM (alarm tone volume adjustment) knob Controls the volume of the warning tone that is output via the built-in speaker or optional...
  • Page 20: Gain Selector

    a) By connecting stereo headphones to the EARPHONE • Shooting a subject indoors, against a background jack on the rear of the unit, you can hear the audio in through a window stereo. (On the AUDIO-1 page of the • Any high contrast scene MAINTENANCE menu, HEADPHONE OUT must i WHITE BAL (white balance memory) be set to STEREO.)
  • Page 21: Lcd Monitor

    k MENU ON/OFF switch For details about “Memory Stick”, see “Handling the “Memory Stick”” on page 230. To use this switch, open the cover. This switch is used to display the menu on the n Cover viewfinder screen or the test signal screen. Closing the cover automatically sets this switch to Right side (near the rear) OFF.
  • Page 22: Monochrome Lcd

    For details, see “Status Display on the LCD monitor approximately four times normal playback speed, and monochrome LCD” on page 23. press the F REV button or F FWD button during playback. c WARNING indicator At this time the PLAY indicator and F REV or F Lights up or flashes when an abnormality occurs FWD indicator light.
  • Page 23: Display Switch

    Hold down the SHIFT button and press this information for the user such as scene number, shooting place, etc. button to step back through the division process. For details, see “Setting the Time Data” on page 75. For details of the expand function, see page 122. p HOLD (display hold)/CHAPTER This button returns to the previous screen when pressed during thumbnail display.
  • Page 24: Video Format

    If NTSC AREA is selected Indication Field or frame Scan mode rate 59.9i 59.94 fields per Interlace O V E R HD422 5 0 5 9 . 9 i 2 4 b i t second 1080 N D F E X T - L K H O L D 01 .
  • Page 25: Time Counter Display

    HOLD: Appears when the internal timecode generator is stopped. g Time counter display Switches displays of time counter, timecode, and user bits, depending on the position of the DISPLAY switch. When the HOLD/CHAPTER button is pressed to hold the timecode value, the timecode is displayed in the format shown below.
  • Page 26: Remaining Disc Capacity Indicator

    i Remaining disc capacity indicator Indication Remaining recording time DISC E [x x x x x x x] B More than 30 minutes DISC E [x x x x x x x] B 25 to 30 minutes DISC E [x x x x x x] B 20 to 25 minutes DISC E [x x x x...
  • Page 27: Menu Button

    e F-RUN/SET/R-RUN (free run/set/ GUI screen operations section and audio control section recording run) switch Selects the operating mode of the internal timecode generator. The operating mode is set as 2 3 4 5 explained below, depending on the position of the switch.
  • Page 28: Lid Of The Disc Compartment

    k AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 (audio Left side and upper section channel 1/2 adjustment method selection) switches Select the audio level adjustment method for each of audio channels 1 and 2. AUTO: Automatic adjustment MANUAL: Manual adjustment l AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2/CH-3/CH-4 (audio channel 1/2/3/4 input selection) switches AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches...
  • Page 29: Usb Connector

    g TC OUT (timecode output) connector Use the GENLOCK page of the MAINTENANCE menu to adjust the genlock (BNC type) H-phase (phase of horizontal sync signal). To lock the timecode of an external VTR to the Available reference signals vary depending on timecode of this unit, connect this connector to the current system frequency as shown in the the external VTR’s timecode input connector.
  • Page 30 Note Device Enables When these switches are in the MIC position, and the Windows USB Text input wth the on-screen +48V/OFF switch is set to +48V, if you inadvertently keyboard or mouse software keyboard (see page connect any audio device other than a microphone to the 128) AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors, the device may be USB flash drive...
  • Page 31: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    l AUDIO OUT connector (XLR type, 5- a Plug pin, male) Connect to the VF connector on the camcorder. Outputs the audio signals recorded on audio b Stopper channels 1 and 2 or audio channels 3 and 4. The Prevents the viewfinder from coming off the audio signals are selected by the MONITOR camcorder when it is slid from side to side.
  • Page 32: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    OFF: The tally indicator is disabled. LOW: The tally indicator brightness is set to low. TALLY/REC l ZEBRA (zebra pattern) switch BATT Controls the zebra pattern display on the viewfinder screen as follows. ON: A zebra pattern appears and stays. OFF: The zebra pattern disappears.
  • Page 33: Viewfinder Screen

    d Viewfinder screen switches are displayed at the top and bottom of the screen. e VTR SAVE indicator The messages that give details of the settings and This indicator lights when the VDR SAVE/STBY adjustment progress and results can also be made switch is set to SAVE, putting the VDR into to appear for about three seconds while settings power save mode.
  • Page 34: System Frequency And Frame Rate

    c Extender The following characters can be displayed in this area. Displays the extender settings of this unit and the • Digits: 0 to 9 lens. • Alphabetic characters: a to z, A to Z EX: The lens extender is on. •...
  • Page 35 CONT (lit): Continuous recording to extend the b) Enable the proxy data recording function. c) Clear the write protection on the USB flash drive. previous clip is possible. d) Format or exchange the USB flash drive. CONT (flashing): A new clip will be created and recorded.
  • Page 36: Gain Value

    c External input status and aberration T: Displayed when ATW is being used. 3200: Displayed when the COLOR TEMP SW correction function 3200K function is set to ON. EXT HDSDI/SDSDI/VBS: When the REC 4300: Displayed when the COLOR TEMP SW VIDEO SOURCE item on the SOURCE SEL 4300K function is set to ON.
  • Page 37: Remaining Disc Capacity

    l Remaining disc capacity Indicates the remaining recording time (in minutes) of the disc. Examples of remaining recording time indication Indication Remaining recording time 110 < 120 to 110 minutes 100 < 110 to 100 minutes 90 < 100 to 90 minutes 90 - 85 90 to 85 minutes 85 - 80...
  • Page 38: Chapter 2 : Preparations

    Press the battery pack against the back of the camcorder, aligning the line on the side of the battery pack with the matching line on the camcorder. For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and AC adaptors listed below. • BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion Battery Pack •...
  • Page 39: Using Ac Power

    AC power supply. For more information about the connection of the The AC-DN10 can supply up to 100 W of power. viewfinder and camcorder, contact a Sony service representative. 1 Loosen the viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring, 2 attach the...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Viewfinder Position

    Viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring Viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring Stopper Viewfinder front-to-back positioning knob Moving the viewfinder shoe up Couple the viewfinder connector to the VF connector. Loosen the front-to-back viewfinder VF connector positioning levers and the front-to-back viewfinder positioning knobs, and then pull the viewfinder slide assembly forward.
  • Page 41: Using The Bkw-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket

    Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Handle front cover Rotation Bracket By fitting a BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (not supplied), you can rotate the Bolt with viewfinder out of the way so that your right leg hexagonal hole does not hit the viewfinder while you are carrying the camcorder.
  • Page 42: Detaching The Eyepiece

    It is also easy to new one. remove dust from the viewfinder screen and For details of a replacement eyecup, contact a Sony mirror when the eyepiece is detached. service representative. Turn the eyepiece locking ring fully...
  • Page 43: Setting The Area Of Use

    Setting the Area of Use PEAKING CONTRAST BRIGHT ZEBRA TALLY DISPLAY HIGH MOMENT ASPECT When using the unit for the first time 1 PEAKING control The area of use is not factory preset. Before using 2 CONTRAST control this unit, you need to set this item. (You cannot 3 BRIGHT control use the unit without setting this item.) To set the area of use...
  • Page 44: Setting The Date/time Of The Internal Clock

    Turn the MENU knob to display the Setting the Date/Time of desired area of use. the Internal Clock Setting Area of use NTSC(J)AREA NTSC area (Japan) NTSC AREA NTSC area (for areas other than Japan) You can set or change the date and time of the PAL AREA PAL area internal clock.
  • Page 45: Mounting The Lens

    Turn the MENU knob to display the Mounting the Lens desired value, and press the MENU knob. z changes to and ? changes to z. To continue the remaining settings, repeat steps 3 and 4. First power off the camcorder, and then mount the When you finish settings, turn the lens using the following procedure.
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length

    securing rubber be put on the lens locking lever as Adjusting the Flange illustrated above. Focal Length Connect the lens cable to the LENS connector. Secure the lens cable with the cable clamps. If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you zoom from telephoto to wide angle, adjust the flange focal length (the distance from the plane of the lens mounting flange to the imaging plane).
  • Page 47: Preparing The Audio Input System

    Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the chart stays Preparing the Audio in focus all the way from wide angle to telephoto. Input System Tighten the F.f or F.B ring fixing screws. Connecting a microphone to the MIC IN connector You can attach the ECM-680S stereo microphone (not supplied) to the microphone holder of the HDVF-20A viewfinder (not supplied).
  • Page 48: Connecting Microphones To The Audio In Connectors

    The following is the procedure for attaching an electret condenser microphone such as the ECM- 674/678. On how to attach the CAC-12, refer to the operation manual for the CAC-12. Attach the electret condenser microphone. 1 Loosen the ball joint lock lever. 2 Wind the microphone spacer (sheet type, supplied with this unit and the microphone) around the microphone,...
  • Page 49: Attaching A Uhf Portable Tuner (for A Uhf Wireless Microphone System)

    CH-1/CH-2) or R (for CH-3/CH-4). Attaching a UHF portable tuner (for a UHF wireless microphone system) To use a Sony UHF wireless microphone system, fit one of the following UHF portable tuners. • DWR-S01D Digital Wireless Receiver • WRR-855S UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit •...
  • Page 50 4 Attach the mount plate supplied with the WRR-862. About the WRR tuner fitting (service part number: A-8278-057-B), contact a Sony service or sales representative. BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/L80S Set the AUDIO IN switch for the Adjustment...
  • Page 51: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    If the XLR connection automatic detection AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, function is on, the input signal for audio with the REAR XLR AUTO item. recording is selected automatically, and therefore this setting is not required. 1 AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 2 To AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector 3 Audio equipment 4 LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selectors...
  • Page 52: Tripod Mounting

    Tripod Mounting Attach the VCT-14 tripod adaptor (not Red button supplied) to the tripod. Lever Tripod adaptor Note The tripod adaptor pin may remain in the engaged position even after the camcorder is removed. If this happens, press the red button against the lever a second time and move the lever as shown above until the pin returns to the stowed position.
  • Page 53: Connecting A Video Light

    Note The accessory fitting shoe on this unit is of the 1/4-inch tapped hole type. If you want to replace this with a slide- type shoe, contact a Sony service representative. Connecting a Video Light / Using the Shoulder Strap...
  • Page 54: Adjusting The Shoulder Pad Position

    To remove the shoulder strap Adjusting the Shoulder Press here and pull in the direction Pad Position shown by the arrow to release. You can shift the shoulder pad from its center position (the factory default setting) backward by up to 10 mm ( inch) or forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch).
  • Page 55: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    ASSIGN 5 switch (PDW-F800), or RET button Connecting the Remote on the lens)) (when the RM REC START item on the CAM CONFIG 2 page of the Control Unit MAINTENANCE menu is set to RM) [700] • Buttons to which the COLOR TEMP SW 3200K/4300K/5600K/ 6300K functions have Note been assigned (ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches,...
  • Page 56 Recording start/ Settings of RM REC Setup menu of the stop button START RM-B150 camcorder PARA Remote control Enabled Disabled Enabled Independent unit’s VTR button Remote control data region data region MASTER BLACK When the monitor is connected to the MASTER BLACK MASTER GAMMA MONITOR OUT connector of the remote...
  • Page 57 independent data region will be renewed when you change the settings on the remote control unit. Thus, the settings of the paint data made with the remote control unit can be retained even if the remote control unit is removed. However, if the switch position on the remote control unit differs from the one on the camcorder, the switch position on the camcorder takes precedence over...
  • Page 58: Chapter 3 : Adjustments And Settings For Shooting

    Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Chapter Audio Setting the Recording Recording format Number of channels 24bit/48kHz Format 8 channels 4 channels 16bit/48kHz 8 channels 4 channels The recording formats supported by this a) When the video recording format is set to MPEG camcorder are as follows.
  • Page 59: Setting The Video Recording Format

    You can select the frequency shown below 024 FORMAT depending on the combination of the SYSTEM LINE 1080 COUNTRY and SYSTEM LINE settings. SYSTEM FREQUENCY: 59.9i COUNTRY SYSTEM SYSTEM REC FORMAT IMX 50 LINE FREQUENCY ASPECT RATIO(SD): 16:9 AU DATA LEN(IMX): 16bit NTSC(J)AREA 1080...
  • Page 60: Adjusting The Black Balance And The White Balance

    Frame frequency group System frequency Adjusting the Black 59.94 Hz 59.94P Balance and the White 59.94i 29.97P Balance 50 Hz To ensure excellent image quality when using this 23.98 Hz 23.98P camcorder, conditions may require that both the black balance and the white balance be adjusted. You can record clips with different recording formats, for example HD422 and HD420SP clips, Black balance adjustment...
  • Page 61: Adjusting The White Balance

    • During the black balance adjustment, the iris is Adjust the black balance and white balance again. automatically closed. Contact a Sony representative if this message • During the black balance adjustment, the gain continues to appear even after the black balance selection circuit is automatically activated so you may and white balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 62 Place a white test card under the same lighting conditions as for the subject to be shot and zoom up to it. Alternatively, any white object such as a cloth or a wall can be used. The absolute minimum white area is as follows.
  • Page 63 The white balance adjustment ends in about Error message Meaning one second with the message shown in the WHITE : NG The white video level is following figure, and the adjustment setting LOW LEVEL too low. Either open the is automatically stored in the memory (A or lens iris or increase the B) that was selected in step 1.
  • Page 64 [700] 1) When the RM-B150/B750, MSU-900/950, or RCP- 750/751/920/921 is connected. To change the color temperature when the ND filter is switched Display the WHITE FILTER page of the MAINTENANCE menu. You can assign electrical CC (color correction) filters to ND filters (see page 17). This allows you For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations”...
  • Page 65 Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Contact a Sony representative if this message continues to appear even after the white balance and black balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 66: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    ECS (Extended Clear Scan) mode Setting the Electronic Select this mode for obtaining images with no horizontal bands of noise when shooting subjects Shutter such as monitor screens. SYSTEM System Shutter speed LINE setting frequency (unit: Hz) 1080 59.94i 60.00 to 4300 Shutter modes 50.00 to 4700 30.00 to 2700...
  • Page 67: Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    power supply causing flicker. Using an 213 to set the VF DISPLAY MODE electronic shutter under such lighting could item to “2” or “3” on the VF DISP 1 make the flicker even worse. Color flicker is page of the USER menu. particularly likely to happen when the power Flick the SHUTTER selector from ON supply frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Page 68 camcorder appears along the top and bottom To change the range of choice of shutter of the screen. mode and speed settings [F800] You can reduce the time required to select the shutter mode and speed by narrowing the choice To set the shutter speed in degree units of settings in advance.
  • Page 69 To register user-defined settings M28 SHUTTER SELECT You can register up to six shutter angle settings. SHUTTER SELECT : DEGREE If six settings are already registered, you must ADD:?180.0 delete one of the registered settings before DEL: DEGREE SECOND registering a new one. *1: 216.0 1/99.85 2: 180.0...
  • Page 70: Changing The Reference Value For Automatic Iris Adjustment

    Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. Changing the Reference The AUTO IRIS page disappears from the screen. Value for Automatic Iris Turn the MENU knob to change the Adjustment reference value. Note The reference value for automatic iris adjustment Be sure to confirm that the current shutter mode is can be changed to aid the shooting of clear not ECS.
  • Page 71 Turn the MENU knob to move b to IRIS WINDOW, then press the MENU knob. b changes to z and z changes to ?. Turn the MENU knob until the desired auto iris window appears, then press the MENU knob. Opening the lens iris Iris opened by 1 stop (two...
  • Page 72: Adjusting The Audio Level

    Adjusting the Audio Level Setting the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to AUTO automatically adjusts the input LEVEL levels of the audio signal to be recorded in audio channels 1 and 2. You can also adjust the audio CH-3 level manually. F-RUN AUTO R-RUN...
  • Page 73: Manually Adjusting The Audio Level Of The Mic In Connector

    REAR2/WRR LEVEL: Audio recording level Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es) for of channel 2 the desired channel(s) selected in step 1 to MANUAL. Setting Control SIDE2 LEVEL (CH-2) control (on the right) Turn the MIC LEVEL control, and FRONT MIC LEVEL control adjust so that the audio level meter F+S2 LEVEL (CH-2) control linked with...
  • Page 74 To automatically select the same audio as on page of the MAINTENANCE menu to channels 1 and 2 FRONT. On the AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE The levels of audio channels 3 and 4 can now menu, set the AUDIO CH3/4 MODE item to “CH be adjusted with the MIC LEVEL control.
  • Page 75: Setting The Time Data

    The first (leftmost) digit of timecode flashes. Setting the Time Data Use the up and down arrow buttons to change values, and use the left and right arrow buttons to move the flashing digit. Repeat until all digits are set. To reset the timecode value to 00 00 00 00 Press the RESET/RETURN button.
  • Page 76: Synchronizing The Timecode

    generators of other camcorders/VTRs with the internal generator of this camcorder. Connections for timecode synchronization Connect both the reference video signal and the external timecode as illustrated below. Example 1: Synchronizing with an external timecode RESET/RETURN button DISP SEL HOLD RESET DISPLAY BRIGHT...
  • Page 77 Example 2: Interconnecting a number of To lock the timecode to an external camcorders or timecode synchronization source Reference camcorder DISP SEL HOLD RESET DISPLAY BRIGHT LEVEL EXPAND CHAPTER COUNTER RC U-BIT THUMBNAIL CLIP MENU F-RUN ESSENCE AUTO MARK R-RUN MANUAL AUDIO SELECT S.SEL...
  • Page 78 This operation synchronizes the internal timecode generator with the external timecode. After about 10 seconds, you can disconnect the external timecode without losing the synchronization. However, there will be noise on the recorded image if you connect or disconnect the timecode signal during recording.
  • Page 79: Chapter 4 : Shooting

    • PFD50DLA (capacity 50.0 GB) • If condensation forms, allow ample time to dry 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. before use. Notes • It is not possible to use the following discs for...
  • Page 80: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    You can also write protect-individual clips. For details, see “Locking (write-protecting) clips” on page 130. Loading and unloading a disc To load a disc Turn on the POWER switch. V indication on the outside The disc is loaded. Note To insert the disc correctly, make sure that the camcorder is in the upright position (the grip upside, the bottom downside).
  • Page 81: Formatting A Disc

    Handling of discs when recording does not end normally (salvage function) Recording processing does not end normally if, for example, the battery pack is removed during recording, or if the power cord is disconnected during recording. Because the file system is not updated, video and audio data recorded in real time is not recognized as files and clip contents recorded up to that point are lost.
  • Page 82 power off, clips are reconstructed on the basis of appear when you insert a disc that was not markers recorded on the disc when the disc is recorded normally. The “XXXX” in the loaded in this unit. Therefore, processing takes message is a code for XDCAM devices that can longer than for a quick salvage (about 30 seconds, salvage the disc.
  • Page 83: Basic Procedure For Shooting

    Check that there are no obstructions Basic Procedure for such as cables near the disc compartment lid. Then press the Shooting EJECT button to open the disc compartment lid. After checking that the disc is not write- protected (see page 79), load it and close This section describes the basic procedures for the disc compartment lid.
  • Page 84 Shooting On how to assign functions to the ASSIGN switches, see page 221. During recording, the REC indicator lights in the viewfinder. Perform zooming and focus control, if necessary. Note During recording (while the ACCESS indicator is lit) do not remove the battery pack. If you do, the internal processing for recording may not finish properly, which may cause the last few seconds of recording to be lost.
  • Page 85: Playing Back The Recorded Clip

    Press the PLAY/PAUSE button again at the instant when you want to freeze the Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 3 picture. The playback pauses and a frozen picture appears. START STOP START STOP START STOP The timecode of the frozen frame is Notes displayed in the counter display and the PLAY/PAUSE indicator now flashes (one...
  • Page 86: Deleting The Recorded Clip

    Playback in single clip playback mode avoids them. However, scratches and soiling Playback stops when it reaches the start or end of which occur after recording can lead to the clip. The next and preceding clips are not deteriorating playback conditions. played, even if they exist on the disc.
  • Page 87: Using The Freeze Mix Function

    convenient in situations where it may be difficult Using the Freeze Mix function to focus using only the video in the viewfinder. The Freeze Mix function allows you to display a To display the focus assist indicator freeze image over the current shooting video. For example, you can use this function to frame Display the FOCUS ASSIST page in the summer and winter shots of a landscape scene in...
  • Page 88: Advanced Operations For Shooting

    Advanced Operations for In focus position: Position Shooting where bar is at maximum length Note The focus indicator may show little or no variation when you are shooting a smooth subject or a dark scene. Recording essence marks Shot marks and other essence marks can be recorded on the disc.
  • Page 89: Setting Clip Flags With Switches

    “ShotMark1” or “ShotMark2” appears in the Setting the thumbnail image at viewfinder screen for about one second near the recording time timecode display. If the SHOT MARK 1 or SHOT MARK 2 When you record a clip, you can specify which recording function has been assigned to one of the frame to use as the clip thumbnail image (see ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches, COLOR TEMP.
  • Page 90 Select CACHE REC TIME, and turn Setting the Picture Cache mode/Picture the MENU knob to display the desired Cache time Picture Cache time. To record in Picture Cache mode, you need to As you turn the MENU knob, the Picture turn on Picture Cache mode and set the picture Cache time changes as follows: 0-2s y 2-4s data storage time (Picture Cache time) using the...
  • Page 91: Time-lapse Video (interval Rec Function)

    selecting Picture Cache mode, changing the A pre-lighting function is available in Auto Picture Cache time or performing playback or Interval Rec mode and the consecutive mode of recording review, the picture data for the Manual Interval Rec mode. This function duration of the Picture Cache time will not be automatically turns on the light before recording stored in memory.
  • Page 92 As you turn the MENU knob, the setting Item Description changes as follows: OFF y CACHE y Menu operations The settings of the Interval Rec- A.INT y M.INT. related items on the REC FUNCTION page of the Select TAKE TOTAL TIME, and turn OPERATION menu cannot be the MENU knob to select the desired changed.
  • Page 93 To continue shooting continuously. (The light does not turn on and off automatically.) Press the REC START button or the VTR button on the lens again. When the setting is completed, the message To exit Auto Interval Rec mode “AUTO INTERVAL **M**S” appears along the Do either of the following.
  • Page 94 To make settings Here SEC means seconds (5SEC is 5 seconds) and MIN means minutes (1MIN is Display the REC FUNCTION page of one minute). the OPERATION menu. M: The single shot mode (recording only one For details on menu operations, see “Basic shot after one operation).
  • Page 95: Shooting With Slow & Quick Motion

    To shoot and record • The following functions are disabled automatically whenever you enable the Slow & Quick Motion After performing the basic procedures function. - Picture Cache function for shooting and recording, following - Interval Rec function the instructions in “Basic Procedure for - Disc Exchange Cache function Shooting”...
  • Page 96: Exchanging Discs While Recording (disc Exchange Cache Function)

    The frame rate setting ranges are as follows. To exchange discs with the function enabled Recording format Frame rate 1080/23.98P 1 to 48 When the disc exchange cache function is 1080/25P 1 to 50 enabled, the following procedure allows you to 1080/29.97P 1 to 60 exchange discs while continuing to record.
  • Page 97: Recording With The Clip Continuous Rec Function

    contains a large number of clips. As a result, the • Establish a network or FAM connection video and audio may be interrupted. • Eject the disc • Change the recording format • Power the unit off Recording with the Clip To disable the function Continuous Rec function Set CLIP CONT REC in the REC FUNCTION...
  • Page 98: Assigning User-defined Clip Titles Automatically

    Setting the title prefix In this case, the message “RE-TAKE NOT ALLOWED!” appears. When you want to replace the You can assign title prefixes by choosing from a last clip with a new clip, delete the clip (see page 131). prefix list stored in internal memory, or by Once you carry out a retake operation, the last clip is entering the prefix directly.
  • Page 99 Note 027 CLIP TITLE This directory is created when you insert a TITLE ENABL “Memory Stick” into the camcorder. Do not create SELECT PREFIX EXEC CLEAR NUMERIC EXEC this directory yourself on a computer. LOAD PREFIX DATA: EXEC PREFIX : TITLE NUMERIC : 00001 Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 100 To return the initial value to 00001 Select the desired title prefix from the (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn list, and then press the MENU knob. the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) The CLIP TITLE page appears again, and the selected prefix appears in the PREFIX field.
  • Page 101: Assigning User-defined Names To Clips And Clip Lists

    The title of the selected clip appears in the upper - Clips: Metadata files (C*M01.XML), user left of the screen. metadata files (C*M02.KLV), proxy AV data files (C*S01.MXF) See “Clip thumbnail screen” (page 113) for more - Clip lists: Metadata files (E*M01.XML) information about the thumbnail screen.
  • Page 102: Using Planning Metadata

    Select NAMING FORM and then press the MENU knob. Turn the MENU knob to display Fuji.MXF “FREE” and then press the MENU knob. You can now enter a user-defined name. User-defined clip names can be used by FAM 028 FILE NAMING and FTP NAMING FORM: FREE...
  • Page 103 • If the UTF-8 format string is longer than 52 characters, operations, you can use the optional CBK-WA01 Wi- the ASCII format string is used as the clip name string. Fi adapter and the supplied Sony Planning Metadata Setting clip names Add-in application software. For details, refer to the operation manual of the CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Page 104: Planning Metadata

    (up to 16 characters). Example of disc name specification <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>3 Note <PlanningMetadata If a name string contains even one non-ASCII character, xmlns=" the maximum length of that string is 16 characters. planningmetadata" assignId="H00123" Advanced Operations for Shooting...
  • Page 105: Recording Video From External Devices

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding= devices "UTF-8"?>3 <PlanningMetadata xmlns="http:// You can select between recording of data shot by the camera and recording of data input from an " assignId="H00123" creationDate= external device by using a menu or by using the "2009-04-15T08:00:00Z"...
  • Page 106: Using The Live Logging Function

    Select REC VIDEO SOURCE, and turn the MENU knob to display “EXT”. Select EXT VIDEO SOURCE, and turn the MENU knob to display “VBS”. 1) Does not appear when the optional CBK-SC02 Analog Composite Input Board is not installed. For details on menu operations, see “Basic After you complete this setting, you can record menu operations”...
  • Page 107: Recording Proxy Data

    PROAVID\Clip PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to REGEN and • Planning metadata: \MSSONY\PRO\XDCAM\ record timecode that is continuous with timecode read MEMDISC\PROAVID\General\Sony\Planning from the disc. Notes To record with the Live Logging function • USB flash drives must be formatted with the FAT32 enabled file system.
  • Page 108 recording will take longer because the unit will require 030 MEMORY REC more time to recognize that no flash drive is connected. MEMORY REC : ENABL • The message “USB MEMORY INHIBIT!” or “USB M. INHI” appears if you connect and attempt to access COPY CURRENT CLP : EXEC COPY ALL CLIPS...
  • Page 109 • DV stream output from the (i.LINK) S400 finishes, the message “COMPLETE!” connector appears. The proxy data of all clips on the disc is Search for the video of the clip (being copied to the USB flash drive. played or stopped) that you want to Note copy.
  • Page 110 To format a USB flash drive Proceed as follows to format a USB flash drive with the FAT32 file system. Select FORMAT MEMORY in the MEMORY REC page of the OPERATION menu, and then press the MENU knob. The message “EXECUTE OK?” appears. Select “YES”, and then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 111: Chapter 5 : Operations In Gui Screens

    Operations in GUI Screens Chapter Overview You can perform scene searches, play the (The GUI screens can display European searched scenes, and select scenes (edit clip list) languages, Japanese, Korean, Simplified in Graphical User Interface (GUI) screens. The Chinese, and Traditional Chinese for clip names GUI screens are your gateways to discs and the and titles.) data saved on discs.
  • Page 112 Clip playback screen Clip thumbnail screen Clip:C0006 006/040 TC 00:23:00:25 TC 00:23:40:07 TC 00:24:45:11 TC 00:25:06:14 TC 00:25:49:23 TC 00:26:22:10 TC 00:27:19:04 TC 00:27:51:09 TC 00:28:06:09 TC 00:28:22:02 TC 00:23:34:18 TC 00:23:54:22 30 NOV 2005 13:38 0:00:10:23 DATE&TIME THUMBNAIL THUMBNAIL Unlit ESSENCE ESSENCE...
  • Page 113: Information And Controls In Thumbnail Screens

    Information and controls in thumbnail screens About the display of clip and clip list names You can specify that titles should appear instead of names in the clip name areas of thumbnail screens. You can also change the display language. To specify that titles (see page 101), if they exist, should be displayed with higher priority than names, select one of the following under Settings...
  • Page 114: Index Picture

    g Duration selection is the timecode of the first frame or the timecode of the thumbnail frame. Displays the duration (recording time) of the selected clip. When multiple clips are selected, f Lock icon displays the total recording time of the selected This icon appears when the clip is locked clips.
  • Page 115: Clip Name

    e Clip name Notes Displays the name or a title of the expanded clip • “New File” appears when no clip list has been loaded (see page 113). into the unit’s memory, and when a clip list has been cleared from the unit’s memory. f Duration •...
  • Page 116: Displaying Menus

    d Chapter number/total chapters Note Displays the total number of chapters and the The total number of essence marks is the total number of number of the selected chapter. essence marks that have been set in all clips on the disc. Note d Scrollbar The total number of chapters is the total number of...
  • Page 117 Thumbnail screen Clip:"Navigeting sibiling relati..." 018/036 TC 00:29:19:23 TC 00:29:38:25 TC 00:29:50:04 TC 00:30:25:11 TC 00:30:40:13 TC 01:01:28:25 TC 00:09:43:14 TC 00:24:24:29 TC 00:24:34:27 TC 00:24:46:22 TC 00:25:42:08 TC 00:25:49:07 30 NOV 2005 14:14 0:23:22:26 DATE&TIME Thumbnail Menu Clip Information Select Index Picture Clip Properties Add Sub Clips...
  • Page 118 Disc Menu The Disc Menu allows you to do the following. (Underlined values in the Operation/Setting column are the factory defaults.) Item Operation/Setting Load Clip List Load clip list into this unit’s memory. Save Clip List Save a clip list to the disc under its current name, overwriting the old contents.
  • Page 119 Item Operation/Setting Planning Clip Name in Selects whether to display in the viewfinder the title Clip Info. Area contained in a planning metadata file that is loaded into this unit. Off: Do not display title. ASCII Clip Name: Display title in ASCII format. Clip Name: Display title in UTF-8 format.
  • Page 120: Gui Screen Operations

    To return to the previous screen GUI screen operations Press the RESET/RETURN button. To move from a menu level to the next lower or higher menu level MENU knob For a menu item displayed together with a B or b mark, you can move to the next lower or higher menu level by pressing the right- or left-arrow button.
  • Page 121: Thumbnail Operations

    Turn the MENU knob, or press the up Thumbnail Operations or down-arrow button. The current position moves by an amount equal to of the total number of thumbnails. Press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob at the new position. You can use thumbnail screens to display clip The thumbnail at the position indicated in the information and to find, protect, and delete clips.
  • Page 122 See “Selecting thumbnails” (page 121) for more Using the chapter function to find scenes information. Chapters are the sections between the shot marks, Using the expand function to find scenes Rec Start marks, and other essence marks. Rec Start essence marks are set automatically at The expand function allows you to divide a the start of recording, but shot marks can be set at selected clip into equally sized blocks, and to...
  • Page 123 Select OK to delete the mark, or Cancel THUMBNAIL/ESSENCE MARK to cancel the deletion, and then press the button with the SHIFT button held SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. down. The Select Essence Mark screen appears. To adjust the position of shot marks at chapter The names of essence marks that are not positions recorded on the disc are displayed in gray.
  • Page 124: Playing The Scene You Have Found

    In the clip playback screen, the PREV and NEXT buttons jump to the previous or next recording start points. Playing the scene you have found After finding a clip with one of the methods explained in the previous section, “Searching with thumbnails”...
  • Page 125 Item name Filtering condition Clip Flag: OK Clip flag set in the clip (OK/NG/KP(KEEP)/ Clip Flag: NG none) Clip Flag: KP(KEEP) Clip Flag: none Current Planning Clips that have been Metadata recorded according to the Press the PLAY/PAUSE button. instructions in the The screen changes to the clip playback currently loaded planning screen, and playback starts.
  • Page 126: Selecting The Information Displayed On Thumbnails

    To select a clip index picture while Selecting the information viewing the video displayed on thumbnails See page 120 for more information about thumbnail You can select the information to be displayed at screen operations. the bottom of the thumbnails in thumbnail screens.
  • Page 127: Checking Clip Properties

    Select Set Index Picture. TC/DUR: Timecode of the first frame/ Recording time A message appears asking you to confirm Created: Date and time of creation that you want to set the current frame as the Modified: Date and time of most recent index picture.
  • Page 128 Press the SET/S.SEL button or the Connect a keyboard that corresponds to the font selected with Disc Menu item Settings >Select MENU knob. Font if the area of use has been set to NTSC An input screen appears for the selected item. AREA or PAL AREA.
  • Page 129 is set to Korean, Simplified Chinese, or Traditional Function Chinese. R, r When the cursor is in an edit box: Move the cursor to the start or end. The keyboard icon on the software keyboard is When “OK” or “Cancel” has the highlighted when a USB keyboard has been focus: Moves the focus between recognized and enabled for use with this unit, and...
  • Page 130: Setting Clip Flags

    Notes Setting clip flags • Locked clips are deleted along with other clips when a disc is formatted. You can set three types of clip flags (OK/NG/KP • Clips cannot be locked or unlocked when the Write (KEEP)) during recording or playback. Setting Inhibit tab of the disc is set to the recording disabled these flags in each clip that you record makes it position.
  • Page 131: Deleting Clips

    A message appears asking you to confirm the Select Delete Clip. unlocking. A window appears asking you to confirm the deletion. The window displays thumbnails of four frames from the target clip (the first Clip List:E0001 002/013 frame, two intermediate frames, and the last Unlock Clip TC 00:00:00:00 TC 00:00:04:14...
  • Page 132: Scene Selection (clip List Editing)

    Clip lists Scene Selection (Clip You can use the scene selection function to select List Editing) clips from the clips saved on a disc and create a cut edit list called a “clip list”. Clip lists have numbers beginning with E, for example E0001.
  • Page 133: Creating And Editing Clip Lists

    Unit memory Add sub clips: Use the Add Sub Clips Current clip list can be edited command to add the clips you want to Clip list use to a clip list. You can add up to playback and (adding, deleting, and 300 sub clips to one clip list.This thumbnail reordering sub clips)
  • Page 134 Adding sub clips from the clip thumbnail screen Press the RESET/RETURN button. The following procedure explains operations in This returns you to the clip thumbnail screen. the clip thumbnail screen. You can proceed in the Repeat steps 1 to 6 as required to add same way in the expand thumbnail screen and the more clips.
  • Page 135 where the currently selected sub clips will be Move the I cursor to the point where inserted. you want to move the selected thumbnails. To display the total duration after addition of the selected clips Press the SET/S.SEL button or the Press the SHIFT button.
  • Page 136 When you find the point that you want To play the clip list to make the end point, select “OUT” and then press the SET/S.SEL button or Note the MENU knob. When this unit is in single clip playback mode (see The timecode of the new Out point appears in page 85), only the selected sub clip can be played.
  • Page 137 A list of clip lists appears. Set Start Time Code Disc Menu Save Clip List Name & Date/Sorted by Name 2 2 : 3 4 . 5 6 : 1 7 DVD og BI... 08 AUG2007 11:50 M I N S E C F R M E0003...
  • Page 138: Managing Clip Lists

    Select OK, and then press the SET/ Managing clip lists S.SEL button or the MENU knob. The current clip list returns to the unnamed To load clip lists state “(no name)”. The following procedure loads a clip list stored on To delete clip lists the disc into the unit’s internal memory as the current clip list.
  • Page 139: Disc Operations

    Select one of the following sort methods, Disc Operations and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Name(A-Z): Sort in ascending order by clip list name. Date(Newest First): Sort by date and time of clip list creation, newest first. Clip lists will be displayed in the specified Checking disc properties order the next time that you carry out an...
  • Page 140: Using Planning Metadata

    To edit disc information Disc Menu You can edit the user disc ID, title 1 , and title 2 Load Planning Metadata/ Professional Disc PM_001_sample 04 AUG 10:39 by using a software keyboard. PM_002_sample 04 AUG 10:39 PM_003_sample 1) Only ASCII characters can be used for the title 1. 04 AUG 10:39 PM_004_sample 04 AUG 10:39...
  • Page 141: Checking User-defined Essence Marks

    Display the Disc Menu. To check planning metadata properties You can check the properties of the planning Select “Clear Planning Metadata”, and metadata that is loaded into this unit’s memory, then press the SET/S.SEL button or the including the date and time of creation and the MENU knob.
  • Page 142: Formatting Discs

    The , button is enabled when the planning To disable the Format Disc command metadata contains user-defined essence To prevent inadvertent disc formatting, resulting marks (see page 104). in the loss of recorded data, you can disable the Press ,, and then turn the SET/S.SEL Format Disc command.
  • Page 143 Start the browser on the computer, and To display disc properties Click “Disc Properties” in the Disc menu. enter “http://IP_address_of_this_unit/” The disc properties of this unit appear in the in the address bar of the browser, and Disc Properties page. then press the Enter key.
  • Page 144 “File to send” field. Click “Execute”. Insert a disc into this unit, and put this The planning metadata is loaded into the unit into the following state. unit’s memory and stored in the /General/ Sony/Planning directory on the disc. Disc Operations...
  • Page 145 “OK” appears in the “Status” field when the transfer is complete. Note To load planning metadata, you must install the CBKZ-UPG01 Software Upgrade Key. Disc Operations...
  • Page 146: Transferring Clips (direct Ftp Function)

    Transferring clips (Direct FTP function) You can transfer clips (MXF files) between this Transfer Transfer target Function unit and external devices over a network. This direction unit has an Direct FTP function, which allows Upload One or more clips you to connect to any XDCAM device or Multiple clips with clip computer with an FTP server function and list...
  • Page 147: Preparations For Clip Transfers

    Select Upload Clips via Direct FTP, and Preparations for clip transfers then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Check the following points. The Select Transfer Type screen of the • This unit and the target transfer device Upload Clips via Direct FTP command (XDCAM device or computer) must be appears.
  • Page 148 Item Setting Host Name Host name IP Address IP address Subnet Mask Subnet mask DHCP Setting that specifies whether to acquire the IP address automatically from a DHCP server Select the remote host (the target device Enabled: Acquire to which you want to transfer the clips). automatically You can register up to four remote hosts.
  • Page 149 Select “Connect”, and then press the Item Setting SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Device Type The type of the remote host The settings are saved and the Connecting • If the remote host is an Status screen appears. XDCAM device, select the model name or “Other XDCAM model”...
  • Page 150 When the connection is complete (the • Set the ETHERNET/USB item on the indicators of all items have turned green), the POWER SAVE page of the OPERATION Upload Clips via Direct FTP screen appears. menu to DSABL. To check the connection on the remote Note host side When several files are to be transferred, the entire...
  • Page 151: Downloading Clips

    The duration of the transfer range appears in • When more 301 or more clips are stored on a remote host, the denominator indicating the clip the lower right of the screen. total at the upper right is shown as “- - -”, and the Note names of the 301st and following clips are not displayed.
  • Page 152 Settings on this unit Press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Item Setting The Select Remote Host screen appears. POWER SAVE ETHERNET/ ENABLE page of Select “Hosts Discovered via UPnP”, OPERATION and then press the SET/S.SEL button or menu the MENU knob.
  • Page 153: Shortcut List

    Shortcut List You can access many functions from the button is held down while another is pressed, for keyboard, without displaying a menu (shortcut example “SHIFT + RESET/RETURN”. operations). Note Shortcuts are available for the following The same shortcut may access different functions, functions.
  • Page 154: Menu Organization

    Menu Displays and Detailed Settings Chapter [B] OPERATION menu Menu Organization OPERATION OUTPUT 1 OUTPUT 2 SUPERIMPOSE REC FUNCTION ASSIGNABLE SW POWER SAVE The following chart shows the organization of VF DISP 1 menus in this camcorder. VF DISP 2 VF DISP 3 ' ! ' LED TOP MENU...
  • Page 155: Top Menu And Top-level Menus

  • Page 156: User Menu Customize Menu

    Once a camcorder is set up according to your USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu preferences and you save an ALL file in a This menu allows you to add pages to or delete “Memory Stick”, you can easily set other pages from the USER menu to suit your needs. camcorders to those settings by loading the data from the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 157: Menu List

    Menu List Tips • No. indicates the PDW-F800 and PDW-700 page number. “—” indicates that the page does not exist. • The bold-faced numbers designate the pages that have been registered in the USER menu at the factory. • The following lists include items and settings that appear only when an option board or separately sold software is installed.
  • Page 158 Page Item Settings Description 02/02 OUTPUT 2 LIVE & PLAY OFF/ON For details, see “To display camera video in the viewfinder during playback (Live & Play function)” on page 85. DOWN CON MODE CROP/LETTR/SQEZE Sets the conversion mode for (Does not appear when (LETTR is displayed down-converted output.
  • Page 159 Page Item Settings Description 03/03 SUPER SUPER(VFDISP) OFF/ON When the SDI OUT 2 SUPER IMPOSE item or the TEST OUT SUPER SUPER(MENU) OFF/ON item on the OUTPUT 1 page is SUPER(TC) OFF/ON set to ON, turn the output of text (superimposed) information from the SDI OUT 2 or TEST OUT connector on or off for each item.
  • Page 160 Page Item Settings Description [F800] 05/05 REC OFF/ON For details, see “Shooting with FUNCTION Slow & Quick Motion” on page SLOW & QUICK [F800] 1080/23.98P: 1 to 48 1080/25P: 1 to 50 FRAME RATE 1080/29.97P: 1 to 60 CACHE/INTVAL REC OFF/CACHE/A. INT/ For details, see “Starting a shoot M.
  • Page 161 Page Item Settings Description 06/06 ASSIGNABLE ASSIGN SW <1> For details, see “Assigning functions to ASSIGN switches” on ASSIGN SW <2> page 221. ASSIGN SW <3> ASSIGN SW <4> [F800] ASSIGN SW <5> ASSIGN SW <RET> [700] COLOR TEMP SW ZOOM SPEED 0 to 20 to 99 RETURN VIDEO...
  • Page 162 Page Item Settings Description 11/11 ‘!’ LED GAIN <!> OFF/ON For details, see “Indicators” on page 32. SHUTTER <!> OFF/ON [700] OFF/ON WHITE PRESET <!> [F800] OFF/ON WHITE BAL <!> [F800] OFF/ON CC 5600K <!> ATW RUN <!> OFF/ON EXTENDER <!> OFF/ON [700] OFF/ON...
  • Page 163 Page Item Settings Description 13/12 MARKER 1 MARKER OFF/ON For details, see “Setting the marker display” on page 215. CENTER OFF/ON CENTER MARK 1/2/3/4 SAFTY ZONE OFF/ON SAFTY AREA 80%/90%/92.5%/95% ASPECT OFF/ON ASPECT SELECT 15:9/14:9/13:9/4:3/1.85/ 2.35 ASPECT MASK OFF/ON ASPECT MASK LVL 0 to 12 to 15 100% MARKER OFF/ON...
  • Page 164 Page Item Settings Description 17/15 VF SETTING ZEBRA OFF/ON For details, see “Setting the viewfinder” on page 216. ZEBRA SELECT 1/2/BOTH ZEBRA1 DET LVL 20% to 70% to 107% ZEBRA1 APT LVL 1% to 10% to 20% ZEBRA2 DET LVL 52% to 100% to 109% VF DETAIL LEVEL (–99 to 99)
  • Page 165 Page Item Settings Description 22/20 WHITE WHITE SWITCH <B> MEM/ATW Specifies the operating mode SETTING when the WHITE BAL switch is set to the B side. MEM: Auto white balance ATW: Auto tracing white balance SHOCKLESS WHITE OFF/1/2/3 Specifies the transition time when the WHITE BAL switch is changed to a new setting (1 is fastest)
  • Page 166 Page Item Settings Description 24/22 SHT ENABLE SHUTTER ECS OFF/ON The items which can be set differ depending on the setting of the SHUTTER SLS OFF/ON SYSTEM FREQUENCY item on SHUTTER 1/32 OFF/ON the FORMAT page. For details, SHUTTER 1/33 OFF/ON see “Setting the Electronic SHUTTER 1/40...
  • Page 167 Page Item Settings Description 26/24 FORMAT SYSTEM LINE 1080/720 The selectable SYSTEM FREQUENCY settings differ SYSTEM 59.9i/29.9P/50i/25P/ depending on the setting of FREQUENCY 23.9P/59.9P/50P SYSTEM LINE. For details, see SCAN MODE 59.9P/23.9P “Setting the Recording Format” (Only when SYSTEM (page 58). LINE is set to 720, and SYSTEM FREQUENCY is set to...
  • Page 168 Page Item Settings Description 27/25 SOURCE SEL FRONT MIC SELECT MONO/STREO Input mode selection for front (When stereo microphone. microphone is connected) REC VIDEO SOURCE CAM/EXT For details, see “Recording video (When the CBK-HD01 from external devices” (page or CBK-SC02 option 105).
  • Page 169 Page Item Settings Description 29/27 CLIP TITLE TITLE DSABL/ENABL For details, see “Assigning user- defined clip titles automatically” SELECT PREFIX EXEC on page 98. (When the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) CLEAR NUMERIC EXEC (When the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) LOAD PREFIX DATA EXEC (When the TITLE item...
  • Page 170 Page Item Settings Description 31/29 SELECT LETTER BOX DISABLE/ENABLE Enable the selection of “LETTR” FUNCTION (LETTER BOX) in the DOWN (Does not CON MODE item on the appear when the OUTPUT 2 page. FORMAT page Note item SYSTEM Breakup may occur in output LINE is set to signals and in the video and audio 1080 and the...
  • Page 171: Paint Menu

    Page Item Settings Description 33/30 MEMORY MEMORY REC DSABL/ENABL For details, see “Recording proxy data” on page 107. COPY CURRENT CLP EXEC COPY ALL CLIPS EXEC ABORT COPY EXEC DEL ALL MEM CLP EXEC FORMAT MEMORY EXEC PAINT menu Page Item Settings Description...
  • Page 172 Page Item Settings Description 03/03 BLACK/ MASTER BLACK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the master black level. FLARE R BLACK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the R black level. [F800] (–99 to 99) Adjusts the G black level. G BLACK B BLACK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the B black level.
  • Page 173 Page Item Settings Description 04/04 GAMMA GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the gamma correction function on or off. STEP GAMMA 0.35 to 0.45 to 0.90 Sets the gamma correction curve by steps. MASTER GAMMA (–99 to 99) Sets the master gamma correction curve. R GAMMA (–99 to 99) Sets the R gamma correction...
  • Page 174 Page Item Settings Description 05/05 BLACK BLACK GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the black gamma GAMMA correction on or off. BLACK GAM RANGE LOW/L.MID/H.MID/ Sets the range affected by black HIGH gamma. MASTER BLK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the master black gamma. GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA (–99 to 99)
  • Page 175 Page Item Settings Description 08/07 DETAIL 1 DETAIL OFF/ON Sets the detail correction function on or off. APERTURE OFF/ON Turns the aperture correction function on or off. DETAIL LEVEL (–99 to 99) Sets the general level of the detail signal. APERTURE LEVEL (–99 to 99) Sets the aperture correction level.
  • Page 176 Page Item Settings Description 10/09 SD DETAIL SD DETAIL OFF/ON Turns the SD detail correction on or off. SD DETAIL LEVEL (–99 to 99) Sets the general level of the SD detail signal. SD CRISPENING (–99 to 99) Sets the SD crispening level. SD DTL WHT LIMIT (–99 to 99) Sets the SD detail white limiter.
  • Page 177 Page Item Settings Description 11/10 SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETAIL ALL OFF/ON Turns on or off all of channels 1, 2 and 3 for the color detail function. SKIN DETECT Moves to color detection Executes the color detail page. function. SKIN AREA IND OFF/ON Turns on and off the function that displays a zebra pattern where...
  • Page 178 Page Item Settings Description 12/11 MTX LINEAR MATRIX OFF/ON Turns the linear matrix correction and user-set matrix correction functions on or off. MATRIX(USER) OFF/ON Turns the user-set matrix correction function on or off. MATRIX(PRESET) OFF/ON Turns the preset matrix correction function on or off. MATRIX(PRST) SEL 1/2/3/4/5/6 Selects the preset matrix...
  • Page 179 Page Item Settings Description 14/13 V MODULATION V MOD OFF/ON Turns the V modulation function on or off. MASTER VMOD (–99 to 99) Adjusts the master V modulation level. R VMOD (–99 to 99) Adjusts the R V modulation level. G VMOD (–99 to 99) Adjusts the G V modulation...
  • Page 180: Maintenance Menu

    MAINTENANCE menu Page Item Settings Description 01/01 WHITE WHT SHAD CH R/G/B/TEST Selects the channel adjusted by this menu. If SHADING TEST is selected, the setting is linked to the setting of TEST OUT SELECT. TEST OUT VBS/Y/R/G/B/ Selects the signal output of the TEST OUT SELECT connector.
  • Page 181 Sets the voltage level of the battery at which the END warning should be issued. Other BEFORE 11.5V to 11.8V Used when a battery pack other than a Sony to 17.0V (in battery pack is used. Sets the voltage level of 0.1V steps) the battery at which the BEFORE END warning should be issued.
  • Page 182 Page Item Settings Description 05/05 BATTERY 2 TYPE DETECTION AUTO/OTHER AUTO: Automatically detects the type of the battery. OTHER: Always judges the battery to be of the “OTHER” type regardless of the actual battery type. SEGMENT NO.7 11.0V to 17.0V When the battery type Battery status (in 0.1 V steps)
  • Page 183 Page Item Settings Description 06/06 AUDIO-1 FRONT MIC MONO/STREO Input mode selection for front microphone. SELECT AUDIO CH3/4 CH1/2/SW Selects the sources to be recorded to channels MODE CH-3/4. CH1/2: Same sources as CH-1/2. SW: Signals selected by the AUDIO IN CH- 3/CH-4 switches.
  • Page 184 Page Item Settings Description 08/08 AUDIO-3 AU SG (1KHz) ON/OFF/AUTO Sets whether to output a 1 kHz test tone during the Color Bar mode or not. ON: A 1 kHz test tone is output during the Color Bar mode. OFF: A 1 kHz test tone is not output during the Color Bar mode.
  • Page 185 Page Item Settings Description 08/08 AUDIO-3 AUDIO CH4 FIX/FRONT Selects the audio level recorded on channel 4. FIX: Fixed LEVEL FRONT: Level as adjusted by the MIC LEVEL control on the front panel of the camcorder Menu List...
  • Page 186 Page Item Settings Description 09/09 WRR WRR VALID CH ALL/CH1 Selects whether to enable channels 1 and 2 of SETTING the wireless receiver, or channel 1 only. ALL: Enable both channel 1 and 2. CH1: Enable channel 1 only. Select this setting to use the wireless receiver as a monaural receiver.
  • Page 187 Page Item Settings Description 10/10 TIMECODE TC OUT AUTO/GENE Selects the timecode signal output. AUTO: Outputs the timecode generator output during recording and outputs the timecode reader output during playback. GENE: Outputs the timecode generator output during recording and playback. DF/NDF DF/NDF Sets DF or NDF mode.
  • Page 188 Page Item Settings Description 11/11 ESSENCE RET SHOT MARK OFF/ON For details, see “Recording essence marks” MARK on page 88. RET SHOT MARK OFF/ON INDEX PIC. POS 0SEC to 10SEC For details, see “Setting the thumbnail image (in 1 sec steps) at recording time”...
  • Page 189 Page Item Settings Description 12/12 CAM REC TALLY OFF/ON Turns the tally illumination control on or off when the battery is almost exhausted or the CONFIG 1 BLINK disc is almost full. REC START BEEP OFF/ON Turns on or off the REC START/STOP alarm sound.
  • Page 190 Page Item Settings Description 13/13 CAM TEST SAW SAW/REC Selects the test signal. CONFIG 2 SELECT COLOR BAR ARIB/100%/ Selects the HD color bar type. SELECT 75%/SMPTE USER & ALL OFF/ON Show only USER menu in the top menu. ONLY RM COMMON OFF/ON Selects whether or not to share settings for...
  • Page 191 “ALAC” has appeared in the viewfinder. Contact your dealer or a Sony service representative for more information about lenses that support aberration correction.
  • Page 192 Page Item Settings Description [700] –/16 ND FILTER OFF/ON Turns on and off the function which assigns CTEMP electrical CC filters to neutral density (ND) WHITE filters. FILTER ND FLT CTEMP 3200K/4300K/ Select the color temperatures when the <1> 5600K/6300K electrical CC filters are assigned to the ND filters.
  • Page 193 Page Item Settings Description 17/18 AUTO IRIS 2 IRIS WINDOW 1/2/3/4/5/6/VAR Selects the auto iris detection window. VAR: variable IRIS WINDOW OFF/ON Turns on and off the function which displays a frame marker for the auto iris detection window. IRIS LEVEL (–99 to 99) Adjusts the level of the auto iris target value.
  • Page 194 Page Item Settings Description 20/21 AUTO AUTO BLK EXEC Executes the auto black shading correction SHADING SHADING function. RESET BLK SHD EXEC Clear black shading compensation values. TEST OUT VBS/Y/R/G/B/ Selects the signal output of the TEST OUT SELECT connector. MASTER –6dB/–3dB/0dB/ Temporarily sets the master gain value.
  • Page 195 Page Item Settings Description 22/23 NETWORK 1 NETWORK SETUP EXEC Displays the NETWORK SETTING page, so that you can make network settings. DHCP Display only Enables or disables automatic acquisition of an IP address from a DHCP server IP ADDRESS Display only IP address SUBNET MASK...
  • Page 196 Page Item Settings Description 23/24 NETWORK 2 NET CFG RESET EXEC Reset network settings to the factory defaults. Display only MAC address of this unit 24/25 WPS Wi-Fi DSABL/ENABL For details, see “To specify a connection destination by WPS operations” (page 226). WPS MODE ONE PUSH/ PIN CODE...
  • Page 197 Page Item Settings Description 25/26 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi SETUP EXEC Displays the Wi-Fi SETTING page so that you can make wireless LAN settings. Wi-Fi STATUS [-----]/ Communication/connection status [xxxxx]/ xxxxx: Displays the signal strength by CONNECT the number of x’s. (display only) CONNECT: Executing the connection sequence WIRELESS MODE ----/802.11b/...
  • Page 198 Page Item Settings Description 27/28 UP UP CON PROCESS FIELD/ADPT Selects the conversion source picture when CONVERTER SD is upconverted to HD. FIELD: Use the field picture. ADPT: Optimize the ratio of conversion from the frame or field picture. UC DETAIL (–99 to 99) Adjusts the sharpness of edge enhancement LEVEL...
  • Page 199: File Menu

    When TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page S01D Digital Wireless Receiver is installed. is set to “AUTO”, any batteries other than Sony BP- g) SDI OUT 1 SELECT or SDI OUT 2 SELECT in the series batteries and Anton Bauer intelligent battery OUTPUT 1 page of the OPERATION menu must be systems are classified as “Others”.
  • Page 200 Page Item Settings Description 03/03 ALL FILE ALL FILE LOAD – Load ALL file. ALL FILE SAVE – Save ALL file. F.ID Blank/up to 16 Name ALL file. characters ALL PRESET EXEC Return all items to preset values. STORE ALL PRESET EXEC Save the current settings of all items as preset values.
  • Page 201 Page Item Settings Description [F800] 06/— GAMMA LOAD EXEC Loads user-created gamma table data (a user gamma file) from a USER “Memory Stick” into internal GAMMA memory. GAMMA RESET EXEC Clears a user gamma file from internal memory. F.ID — Displays the name of the user gamma file in internal memory.
  • Page 202 Page Item Settings Description 08/07 LENS FILE 2 (–99 to 99) Adjusts the lens file V SAW LENS M VMOD shading compensation. –480 to 0 to 479 Compensates the horizontal LENS CENTER H position of lens file center marker. –270 to 0 to 269 Compensates the vertical position LENS CENTER V of lens file center marker.
  • Page 203: Diagnosis Menu

    DIAGNOSIS menu Page Item Description 01/01 HOURS OPERATION Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in METER units of hours. LASER Displays the total number of output parameters to the optical heads. OPERATION (rst) Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in units of hours (reset possible).
  • Page 204 Page Item Description 06/06 DEV STATUS I/O: MS, FP, CN, Displays the status of each internal device of this unit. DCP, VF D/A: DCP1, DCP2, DCP3 EEPROM: CN, DCP, FRAM: AT FAN: MB LSI: DCP1, DCP2, DCP3, DCP4, TG SCI: SY, RM 07/07 OPTION HD/SD-SDI INPUT a appears when the optional CBK-HD01 HD/SD SDI Input...
  • Page 205: Menu Operations

    indicating the current status of the camcorder Menu Operations appears on the viewfinder screen. For details, see “Selecting the display items” on page 213. To display the TOP menu With no menu displayed on the screen, hold down the MENU knob and set the MENU ON/OFF Displaying menus switch to ON.
  • Page 206 To scroll pages ?001 OUTPUT1 ?005 REC FUNCTION SDI OUT1 SELECT: CACHE/INTVAL REC: SDI OUT2 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SUPER : TEST OUT SELECT: DISC EXCHG CACHE: TEST OUT SUPER : CLIP CONT REC LIVE LOGGING (The figure shows the PDW-700 menu.) When ? blinks, turn the MENU knob to switch pages.
  • Page 207: Sdi Out1 Select

  • Page 208: Using The User Menu (example Menu Operation)

    When you set items on the ALL, To display the TOP menu when another OPERATION, PAINT, MAINTENANCE, menu is displayed FILE, and DIAGNOSIS menus, move b to Move b to “TOP” displayed at the top right of the menu that contains the desired item in the each page of the menu, and press the MENU TOP menu, and then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 209: Editing The User Menu

    To continue setting other items on the To move to another page same page, repeat steps from 4 to 6. ?U05 REC FUNCTION To end the menu operation, set the CACHE/INTVAL REC: MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. The menu disappears from the screen, and the display indicating the current status of the DISC EXCHG CACHE: CLIP CONT REC...
  • Page 210: 07.power Save

  • Page 211: Vf Disp

    To add a page Select DELETE, and press the MENU (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn knob. the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) The previously displayed page appears again, and the message “DELETE OK? YES Display the TOP menu (see page 205).
  • Page 212 To delete a page by using the CANCEL/PRST/ To rename pages ESCAPE switch The names of pages (USER 1 to USER 19) Follow steps 1 to 3 in “To add a page” created with EDIT USER 1 to EDIT USER 19 (page 211).
  • Page 213: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    E22 EDIT PAGE NAME1 Setting the Status USER1 : SPECIAL ITEM USER2 : USER 2 Display on the USER3 : USER 3 USER4 : USER 4 USER5 : USER 5 Viewfinder Screen and USER6 : USER 6 USER7 : USER 7 USER8 : USER 8 the LCD Monitor USER9 : USER 9...
  • Page 214: Change Confirmation/adjustment Progress Messages

    AUTO: The remaining power is shown as a Item Description percentage value (%) when one of the above DISP DISC Remaining disc capacity batteries is installed. Otherwise the voltage indicator (VOLT) is displayed continuously. DISP IRIS Iris opening indicator VOLT: The voltage (VOLT) is displayed continuously.
  • Page 215: Setting The Marker Display

    Y: Message is displayed. indicated by the safety zone marker is 80%, 90%, N: Message is not displayed. 92.5%, or 95% of the screen area. (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn Message display Message Display the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) condition mode setting...
  • Page 216: Setting The Viewfinder

    • TEST OUT SELECT on the OUTPUT 1 page (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn is set to HD-Y, and a cable is connected to the the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) TEST OUT connector.
  • Page 217: Recording Shot Data Superimposed On The Color Bars

    • Both SDI OUT 2 SUPER on the OUTPUT 1 Item Description page and SUPER(ZEBRA) on the SUPER SHOT 16:9 Turns the following function on IMPOSE page are set to ON. CHARA and off: When displaying aspect ratio 4:3 video, record Turn the MENU knob to change the superimposed “16:9”...
  • Page 218: Displaying The Status Confirmation Screens

    2 Turn the MENU knob until the mark Note moves to the character position that When the menu is displayed, the shot ID is not displayed you want to select, then press the even if the color bar signal is output. MENU knob.
  • Page 219 ABNORMAL <!> screen You can set the following items on the SET This window allows you to confirm why the ! STATUS page. (warning) indicator lights in the viewfinder. Item Description You can use the ‘!’ LED page of the STATUS Selects whether or not the OPERATION menu to set whether or not the !
  • Page 220: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    Item Description Adjustments and TURBO OFF: When you operate the SW IND GAIN selector after Settings from Menus pressing the button to which the TURBO GAIN function has been assigned once, the video gain is changed according to the GAIN Setting gain values for the GAIN selector operation.
  • Page 221: Assigning Functions To Assign Switches

    For details on menu operations, see “Basic Item Setting menu operations” on page 205. SDI OUT 1 Selects the signal output from SELECT the SDI OUT1 connector. You can assign functions by using the OFF: Do not output video. following items. HD-SDI: Output HD-SDI.
  • Page 222 Function Description Function Description SUPER Assigns a mixing switch ELECTRICAL Assigns the function that (VFDISP& function that selects mixing switches between electrical MENU) or no mixing of CC filters (3200K/4300K/ superimposed viewfinder 5600K/6300K). and menu text data into the CC 5600K Assigns the function that video signals output from the applies an electrical 5600 K...
  • Page 223 ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches allow you to display or Function Content not to display all markers. DIGITAL Assigns the function that b) This function cannot be assigned to the RET electronically magnifies the EXTENDER button on the lens. central part of the picture. (All c) Even if the RETURN VIDEO item is set to OFF video output is magnified, on the ASSIGNABLE SW page of the...
  • Page 224: Setting Power Saving Functions

    Setting power saving functions Setting up a wireless LAN You can limit the function of some output You can install the optional CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi connectors to save power consumption. adapter in this unit, and set up a wireless LAN as (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn explained in this section.
  • Page 225 The screen changes to the Wi-Fi SETTING If you do not want to specify a connection page. destination on this page, or if no connection destination was detected, select “ESC” and Wi-Fi SETTING then press the MENU knob to return to the SCAN NETWORKS: EXEC Wi-Fi SETTING page.
  • Page 226 Notes Wi-Fi>SSID • WPS does not support the following. SSID:? - Ad hoc mode - IEEE 802.1x • The access point must support WPS. !#$%&"()+.-,0123456789: =@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV • In addition to the settings made here, you must also WXYZ[]^_abcdefghijklmnop make network settings on the NETWORK page of the qrstuvwxyz{}~ INS DEL RET ESC END...
  • Page 227: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    Select the desired connection Specifying an offset for the auto destination from the detected access white balance setting points, and then press the MENU knob. By setting an offset for the value of auto white Setting the color temperature balance, you can make the picture warmer or manually colder.
  • Page 228: Selecting The Lens File

    Item Description Setting the UMID data WARM- Adjusts the value more COOL BAL precisely if the adjustment by What is a UMID? <B> WARM-COOL <B> is not satisfactory. The UMID (Unique Material Identifier) is a unique identifier for audio-visual material Set the WHITE BAL switch to the defined by the SMPTE330M-2003 standard.
  • Page 229 Display the UMID SET page of the When no organization code has been acquired, it is forbidden to enter an arbitrary string. As a rule, the OPERATION menu, and press the code “00” must be entered. Freelance operators who do MENU knob.
  • Page 230: Chapter 7 : Saving And Loading User Setting Data

    ”Memory Sticks” usable with this then gently press in the “Memory camcorder Stick” once and release. With this camcorder, you can use a Sony The “Memory Stick” pops out. “Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not Pull the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 231: Saving And Recalling User Files

    (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn Saving and Recalling the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) User Files Display the MEMORY STICK page of the FILE menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations”...
  • Page 232 MEMORY Circuit or Recheck and If you select a file number where data has STICK ERROR “Memory consult a Sony already been saved (flashing) Stick” fault. service The message “OVERWRITE OK? YES b representative. NO” appears.
  • Page 233: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    For details on menu operations, see “Basic For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 205. menu operations” on page 205. Select F. ID, and press the MENU knob. Select DISPLAY MODE, and press the A character table appears. MENU knob.
  • Page 234: Returning The User File Settings To The Standard Settings

    You can also load data from the “Memory Stick” MEMORY Circuit or Recheck, and into the camcorder memory. STICK “Memory Stick” consult a Sony Data that can be saved in a scene file ERROR fault. service You can save the following data in a scene file: (flashing) representative.
  • Page 235 Select SCENE STORE, and press the (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) MENU knob. The SCENE STORE page appears. Display the SCENE FILE page of the FILE menu, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 236: Loading Scene Files

    To load a scene file saved in the “Memory To select the file information items to be Stick” displayed 1 Select SCENE RECALL, and press the You can select the items of file information to be MENU knob. displayed on the SCENE STORE pages (P01 to The SCENE RECALL page appears.
  • Page 237: Returning The Scene File Settings To The Standard Settings

    P01 SCENE RECALL Jumping to a File-Related RECALL OK? YES NO DISPLAY MODE Menu Page When Inserting 001.SCENE1 002.SCENE2 003.NO FILE a “Memory Stick” 004.SCENE4 005.SCENE5 ***.5FILE LOAD MEM1-5 A “Memory Stick” enables you to save user files, scene files, lens files, reference files and ALL To carry out the load (recall), select files.
  • Page 238 • When any of the following menu pages is already displayed. - A file-related page such as the USER FILE page of the FILE menu - MEMORY STICK, ALL FILE, SCENE FILE, LENS FILE, REFERENCE or ROM VERSION page Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 239: Chapter 8 : File Operations

    File Operations Chapter Overview A remote computer can be connected to this unit and used to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data files, such as video and audio data files. There are two ways to connect a remote computer.
  • Page 240: File Operation Restrictions

    (Continued) File operation restrictions This section explains which operations are Write: Write data sequentially from the start to possible on files stored in each directory. the end of the file. When required, the following operation tables Partial write: Write data to a part of the file only. distinguish reading and writing from partial Note reading and writing.
  • Page 241 File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Other files Files other than the above a) Only when NAMING FORM on the FILE NAMING Notes page of the OPERATION menu is set to FREE. • Directories cannot be created in the root directory. b) Only files which can be written by XDCAM.
  • Page 242 Component directory File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Audio clip files (MXF files) b), c) b), d) P*.MXF generated when you execute voice over editing on the PDW-HR1 *: 0001 to 0099 Other files Files other than the above a) The “P*”...
  • Page 243 Sub directory File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Proxy AV data (MXF file) generated C*S01.MXF automatically when a C*.MXF file is created. *: 0001 to 9999 Other files Files other than the above a) The “C*”...
  • Page 244 • To create a new directory in the General directory, first create a directory on the desktop and rename it using only characters that can be used on this unit. Then drag it from the desktop and drop it in the General directory. 1) The following character codes cannot be used by FAM connections.
  • Page 245: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Windows)

    For Windows 7: File Operations in File Open “Programs and Features” in the control panel, and then check the version of “ProDisc”. Access Mode (for To enable FAM connections over the i.LINK Windows) connector (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) File access mode operating environment Turn the MENU knob to scroll to the...
  • Page 246: Operating On Files

    1394 SBP2 Device” (****: “F800” or “700”) and click “OK”. Start Explorer. In Windows XP, “Sony XDCAM PDW- Check that a drive letter has been assigned to **** IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” (****: this unit. (The drive letter will differ “F800”...
  • Page 247: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Macintosh)

    • Install the FAM driver on the remote computer click “Eject Solid state disk”. (see the next item). “The ‘Sony XDCAM PDW-**** IEEE 1394 • Set i.LINK(FAM) on the POWER SAVE page SBP2 Device’ device can now be safely of the OPERATION menu to ENABL (see removed from the computer”...
  • Page 248: Operating On Files

    Connections between this unit and a Notes computer by the Live Logging • If you power this unit off during a FAM function: Disconnected connection, the data transferred thus far is Setting of LIVE LOGGING on the REC discarded. FUNCTION page of the •...
  • Page 249: Ftp File Operations

    U07 POWER SAVE FTP File Operations ETHERNET/USB DSABL iLINK(FAM) DSABL REC AUDIO OUT TEST OUT SAVE Wi-Fi DSABL File operations between this unit and a remote computer can be carried out by the File Transfer Move b to ETHERNET/USB then press Protocol (called FTP below).
  • Page 250: Command List

    MENU ON/OFF switch: OFF Command list Unsaved current clip list: Save or clear Note This unit supports standard protocol (see the next section), and extended protocol (see page 253). Login is not possible unless the unit is in the state described above.
  • Page 251 PASV LIST This command requests this unit to “Listen” on a data Sends a list of files from this unit to the remote computer. port (which is not its default data port). It puts this unit Syntax: LIST <SP> <options> <SP> <path-name> into passive mode, waiting for the remote computer to <CRLF>...
  • Page 252 For details, see “File operation restrictions” (page STOR 240). Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the specified path on Syntax: DELE <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> the remote computer to the current directory on this unit. Input example: DELE Clip/C0099.MXF Depending on the type of file transferred, the following items are created.
  • Page 253 • Input example: HELP RETR “YYYYMMDDhhmmss” (YYYY: year, MM: month, DD: day, hh: hour, mm: minute, ss: second). Note NOOP Does nothing except return a response. (Used to check The date and time cannot be acquired in the following whether this unit is running.) cases.
  • Page 254 specify a segment in the body of the MXF file (composed SITE DF of video and audio data), for transfer of the required Acquires the amount of free disc space. segment only. Syntax: SITE <SP> DF <CRLF> Note A segment greater than the file size cannot be specified. SITE CHMOD Locks and unlocks clips.
  • Page 255: Recording Continuous Timecode With Fam And Ftp Connections

    Recording Continuous Timecode with FAM and FTP Connections When you are connected to the unit by FAM or FTP, you can create new clips with timecode that is continuous with the timecode of the last frame of the last clip on the disc. To record continuous timecode, set PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to “REGEN”, and then proceed as follows.
  • Page 256: Chapter 9 : Maintenance

    Maintenance Chapter After confirming that the disc is not Testing the Camcorder write-protected, load the disc and close the disc compartment lid. before Shooting Testing the camera Set the switches and selectors as follows. Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for a shooting session, preferably by operating the camcorder together with a color video monitor.
  • Page 257 Check each of the following operations. camcorder, the audio level indicators • The menu is displayed on the viewfinder appear on the viewfinder screen. screen. Check that setting the ZEBRA switch to • Turn the MENU knob and check that the ON and OFF makes the zebra pattern menu page changes to the next page.
  • Page 258: Testing The Vdr

    If an extender mechanism is Press the F REV button, then press the incorporated in your lens, put the PLAY/PAUSE button. extender lever of the lens into the 2× Check that fast reverse playback and normal playback are performed. position and check the following points. •...
  • Page 259 Perform the operations of steps 1 and 2 (4) Testing the earphone and speaker explained in “(5) Testing external microphones”. Turn the MONITOR volume control and check that the speaker volume Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches changes accordingly. to FRONT. Connect an earphone to the front or Perform the operations of steps 4 and 5 rear EARPHONE jack.
  • Page 260: Maintenance

    Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to Maintenance F-RUN, and check that the timecode indication starts changing again and continues to change even when you restart recording and stop recording again. Set the DISPLAY switch to U-BIT, and Cleaning the viewfinder check that the user bit data that was set is displayed.
  • Page 261: Note About The Battery Terminal

    Periodic inspections are recommended to keep the unit working properly and to prolong its usable lifetime. Contact a Sony service or sales representative for more information about inspections. Maintenance...
  • Page 262: Operation Warnings

    Operation Warnings If a problem occurs when the camcorder is • The WARNING indicator on the side panel of powered or is being operated, a warning is issued the camcorder (“C”), and a warning sound from by various visible and audible indicators. These the speaker and earphones (“D”) visible and audible indicators are: •...
  • Page 263 REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — — Problem VDR operation Action to take Recording error Recording stops. Turn off the power and consult a Sony service representative. Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — — Problem...
  • Page 264 Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — — Problem VDR operation Action to take A disc defect was detected. Recording continues, avoiding the If defects are detected defect, but may be substandard. repeatedly, exchange the disc. Warning State WARNING...
  • Page 265 Action to take Internal drive sensor error Operation continues. Protect the unit from shocks and vibrations, turn off the power, and contact a Sony service representative. a) Asterisks (*) are replaced by digits in the display. Operation/alarm messages b) During recording...
  • Page 266 DATA NG! or salvage processing needs to be done on the loaded disc. Set the a) Contact a Sony service representative to replace the tab to the recording enabled battery. position. Or eject the disc, insert it...
  • Page 267 HD422 1080 This appears when mixed format Loading! An operation was attempted while HD422 720 recording mode is disabled and the Unloading! a disc was loading or unloading. HD420 1080 current recording format of this Wait for the disc to finish loading HD420 720 unit does not match the recording or unloading and try again.
  • Page 268 NVRAM NG! An error was detected while thumbnail is one frame. accessing internal memory. Power the unit off and contact a Sony Selected The selected essence mark does service representative. Essence Mark not exist.
  • Page 269 Clip List does An attempt is made to execute a Set NAMING An attempt was made to rename a not Exist. Delete Clip List operation (see FORM to clip with Set Clip Name when page 138) when there are no clip “free”...
  • Page 270: Appendix

    If you should experience problems with the unit, sure to load a disc in advance and close the disc contact a Sony representative. compartment lid. • Whenever you turn on the power, check that the...
  • Page 271 The problem may be alleviated by executing the Fitting the zoom lens APR (automatic pixel noise reduction) function It is important to fit the lens correctly, as on the APR page of the MAINTENANCE menu otherwise damage may result. Be sure to refer to (see page 194).
  • Page 272: Specifications

    Dimensions in mm (inches) Specifications General Power voltage 11 V to 17 V DC Power consumption Approx. 40 W 332(13 Main unit only, recording, power from battery pack, VDR SAVE/STBY switch Video camera section set to SAVE, LCD monitor on (backlight: low).
  • Page 273: Optical Disc Drive Section

    59 dB (With noise suppression on. Off Audio (with standard playback machine) value is 54 dB.) Frequency response Modulation (at screen center) 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/–1.0 dB 45% or more Dynamic range Registration 93 dB min. 0.02% or less for entire screen area (excluding distortion due to lens) Distortion (THD) 0.08% max.
  • Page 274: Supplied Accessories

    HDCA-702 MPEG TS Adaptor BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi Adapter Note Equipment for maintenance and easier Contact a Sony service representative for information handling about the viewfinders able to use the BKW-401. LC-H300 Hard Carrying Case LC-DS300SFT Soft Carrying Case...
  • Page 276: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    Chart of Optional Components and Accessories LCD monitor ECM-680S/678/ BVM-L230, LMD series monitor 674 Microphone CAC-12 XDCAM HD series recorder Microphone Holder PDW-HD1500, PDW-F75 HDVF-20A/200/ C35W/C30WR HDCAM series recorder Viewfinder HDW-2000 series recorder, HDW-S280 WRR-855S UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit DWR-S01D Digital Wireless Receiver PFD23A/PFD50DLA Professional disc PDW-F800/700 CBKZ-MD01...
  • Page 277: Using Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    Using PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software Version 2.7 installed is connected to this unit, you can transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on a disc to the computer. On the computer side, PDZ-1 enables you to browse the proxy AV data, add or modify metadata (titles, comments, essence marks, etc.), or create a clip list.
  • Page 278: List Of Supported Usb Keyboards

    List of Supported USB Keyboards When the area of use is set to NTSC AREA/PAL AREA and the font setting is European Alphabet On this unit, you can enter any of the characters 1) When the font setting is “Simplified Chinese” or “Traditional Chinese”, a keyboard with the same and symbols supported by the keyboards listed layout as the English [United States] keyboard is...
  • Page 279 German [Germany] Italian [Italy] Polish (Programmers) [Poland] Russian [Russia] Spanish [Spain] List of Supported USB Keyboards...
  • Page 280 When the area of use is set to NTSC AREA/PAL AREA and the font setting is Korean The keyboard is fixed as the Korean keyboard, Note and you can enter Hangul characters. The keyboard language cannot be changed. When the area of use is set to NTSC(J)AREA The keyboard is fixed as the Japanese keyboard.
  • Page 281: Recommended Usb Flash Drives (as Of June 2009)

    Recommended USB Trademarks and Flash Drives (As of June Licenses 2009) The following Sony USB flash drives are MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio recommended for use with this unit. License Pocket Bit L Series • USM16GL THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE •...
  • Page 282: About Ijg (independent Jpeg Group)

    MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE permitted provided that the following conditions MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING are met: VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED * Redistributions of source code must retain the WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER above copyright notice, this list of conditions APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 and the following disclaimer.
  • Page 283 * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions * are met: * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright * notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright * notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in * the documentation and/or other materials provided with the * distribution.
  • Page 284 /* Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young ( * All rights reserved. * This package is an SSL implementation written * by Eric Young ( * The implementation was written so as to conform with Netscapes SSL. * This library is free for commercial and non-commercial use as long as * the following conditions are aheared to.
  • Page 285 * The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or * derivative of this code cannot be changed. i.e. this code cannot simply be * copied and put under another distribution licence * [including the GNU Public Licence.] Trademarks and Licenses...
  • Page 286: About A "memory Stick

    Available types of “Memory Stick” About a “Memory Stick” With this camcorder, you can use a Sony “Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not exceed 4 GB, and “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. Note on data read/write speed Data read/write speed may vary depending on the What is “Memory Stick”?
  • Page 287 “Memory Stick”. This may damage the data. Precautions • To prevent data loss, make backups of data frequently. In no event will Sony be liable for any loss of data. • Unauthorized recording may be contrary to the provisions of copyright law. When you use a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 288: Index

    Battery pack 38 Index Black balance, adjusting 60 BRIGHT button 23 BRIGHT control 31 Built-in speaker 21 Symbols CA (camera adapter) connector 17 ! (warning) indicator 33 Camera operator tally indicator 31 +48V/OFF switches 30 CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch 21 CC 5600K function 222 Numerics Chapter thumbnail screen 115...
  • Page 289 changing 64 Electronic shutter 66 setting manually 227 Essence mark Condensation 270 finding scenes 123 CONTRAST control 31 recording 88 Cooling fan control mode 35 thumbnail screen 116 Cover 21 Ethernet connector 30 Current clip list 132 Expand Customization thumbnail screen 115 assigning functions to ASSIGN switches Expand function 122 Extender 34...
  • Page 290 GAIN selector 20 Maintenance 260 Gain value 36 MAINTENANCE menu 156, 180 setting 220 Marker display GENLOCK IN connector 28 setting 215 Green tally indicator 32 “Memory Stick” 286 GUI screen handling 230 operations 120 jumping to file-related menu page 237 switching 111 loading saved data 233 GUI screen operations section 27...
  • Page 291 Output signal, selecting 220 OUTPUT/DCC switch 20 Scene Ownership information 229 editing 132 finding 122, 123 playback 124 Scene file PAINT menu 156, 171 loading 236 PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software 277 saving 234 PEAKING control 31 Scene selection 132 Picture Cache function 89 Scrollbar 113 Pixel noise reduction function 194 SDI IN (OPTION) connector 28...
  • Page 292 trimming 135 loading 233 SUB CLIP indicator 27 saving 231 SUB CLIP/DISC MENU button 27 System frequency 24 setting 58 System frequency and frame rate 34 VDR SAVE/STBY switch 20 VF connector 16 Video format 24, 33 setting 59 TALLY indicator 29, 32 Video from external devices Tally indicator 31 recording 105...
  • Page 293 XLR connection automatic detection function ZEBRA switch 32 Zoom position 34 Index...
  • Page 294 The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any portion of this manual or the...
  • Page 295 PDW-F800 Sony Corporation PDW-700 (SYM) 3-297-520-05 (1) © 2008...

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