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4-459-611-16(1)
Solid-State Memory
Camcorder
PMW-F55
PMW-F5

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly
and retain it for future reference.
© 2013 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    4-459-611-16(1) Solid-State Memory Camcorder PMW-F55 PMW-F5 Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. © 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview Features ..................6 System Configuration ............... 9 Location and Function of Parts ..........10 On-Screen Indications ............16 Sub Display Screen ............16 Viewfinder Screen ............19 Preparations Power Supply ................22 Using a Battery Pack ............ 22 Using AC Power (DC IN Power) .........
  • Page 3 Checking the Remaining Time ........31 Using an AXS-R5 ..............31 Attaching the AXS-R5 ..........31 Removing the AXS-R5 ..........32 Inserting an AXS Memory Card ........32 Removing an AXS Memory Card ........ 32 Recording to an AXS Memory Card ......32 Formatting an AXS Memory Card .......
  • Page 4 Clip Operations ............... 47 Operations of the Thumbnail Menu ......47 Displaying the Detailed Information of a Clip ..... 48 Copying MPEG2 Proxy Data (PMW-F55 only) ..48 Deleting Clips ............... 49 Changing Information on the Thumbnail Screen ..49 Settings Sub Display Operation ............
  • Page 5 Appendices Important Notes on Operation ..........90 Formats and Limitations of Outputs ........92 Video Formats and Output Signals ......92 Error/Warning Indications ............ 99 Error Indications ............99 Warning Indications ............. 99 Caution and Operation Confirmation Indications ..100 Licenses ..................
  • Page 6: Overview

    4K Super 35mm equivalent Single- chip CMOS image sensor. Using the camcorder with the AXS-R5 allows The PMW-F55’s CMOS image sensor with frame you to perform 2K RAW recording with up to 240 image scan function allows you to shoot clear 4K FPS.
  • Page 7 Built-in ND filter the knee function. The PMW-F55/F5 provides the following six hyper gamma choices: A rotary ND filter is built into the camcorder, and supports three types of filter: Clear, 0.9 (1/8), and Available hyper gamma choices 1.8 (1/64).
  • Page 8 Various input/output connectors Four types of SDI output The camcorder has four types of SDI output that allows you to output 4K 59.94P signal as four 3G- SDI. The SDI-1/2 and SDI-3/4 outputs are assignable as SDI-1/2 OUT to Main, and SDI-3/4 OUT to Sub.
  • Page 9: System Configuration

    Mount adapter adapter LA-FZB1, LA-FZB2 Optical 2K Filter CBK-55F2K Battery pack Battery adaptor BP-FL75, BP-L80S AC adaptor Portable memory AC-DN2B, AC-DN10 PMW-F55, PMW-F5 recorder AXS-R5 AXS memory card AXS memory card Remote control unit AXS-512S24, AXS-A512S24, reader RM-B170, RM-B750, AXS-A1TS24 AXS-CR1...
  • Page 10: Location And Function Of Parts

    Location and Function of Parts For functions and usage, see the pages in parentheses. The following illustrations are with the battery adaptor (page 15) removed. For removing the battery adaptor, see “Removing a battery pack” (page 22). Sub display/Control buttons block (page 13) SxS memory card slot block (page 13) Right side connector...
  • Page 11 Adjusts brightness of the sub display in 4 steps. MPEG2 Proxy On/off setting of MPEG2 STATUS (status display on/off) button proxy (PMW-F55 only) Displays status screens on the viewfinder or Video output status screen external video monitor. Displays the video output settings of SDI 1 to Turn the MENU dial (page 10) to switch the SDI 4, HDMI, and test video output.
  • Page 12 OPTION button (page 47) Protect information MENU (menu display on/off) button (page Remaining Remaining space and available recording time Life Estimated service life Air outlet Air inlet Audio connector panel (page 14) Left side connector panel (page 15) Accessory mounting screw holes USB wireless LAN module retracting part Type of screw: 1/4-20UNC (×...
  • Page 13 Sub display/Control buttons block (page Right side connector panel The USB connector and SD card slot are located behind the cover. Open the Open the cover. cover. Headphones connector (stereo mini jack) (page 39) USB connector (A) Sub display USB connector (Mini B) Function buttons ACCESS (SD card access) lamp (page 30) •...
  • Page 14 Audio connector panel Attach the supplied audio connector panel as follows. AUDIO IN CH1/AUDIO IN CH2 (external audio input selection) switches Switch input signal (external microphone, external audio device, etc.). LINE: Line input audio equipment AES/EBU: AES/EBU format audio signal MIC: Microphone input AUDIO IN (CH-1, CH-1/2) /AUDIO IN Notes...
  • Page 15 Lights when the overcurrent protection activates. In this case, disconnect any peripheral device from a DC OUT connector whose indicator is lit, then restart the PMW-F55/F5. Accessory mounting screw holes Type of screw: 1/4-20UNC (× 3) Type of screw: 3/8-16UNC (× 3)
  • Page 16: On-Screen Indications

    On-Screen Indications Sub Display Screen When turning on the camcorder, the sub display appears and you can check the status of the camcorder and set the basic items. The screen is switched by pressing the function button on the left of the sub display (page 13). Item name/ Setting value/ Status screen...
  • Page 17 SDI (Sub) Disp. Turns the function that outputs the character Sets the timecode. information to the SDI (Sub) output on/off. Mode Sets the timecode mode. FILE-1 (page 52) 1. to 6. All File Load 1 to 6 Sets the condition for the timecode. Loads the All file (1 to 6) from the SD card.
  • Page 18 Status screen Special recording/operation status Clip name indication (page 78) indication While recording: Displays “Clip: clip name” when “Mode” in zRec Recording in progress “Clip Naming” of the Media menu is set to Stby Standby for recording “Title,” or “Reel: Camera ID + Reel zS&Q Rec Slow &...
  • Page 19: Viewfinder Screen

    Viewfinder Screen While recording, standing by to record, or playback, the statuses and settings of this unit are superimposed on the viewfinder screen. The statuses and settings of this unit can be turned on/off using the setup menu or by the assignable button. The statuses and settings of this unit can be independently turned on/off (page 75).
  • Page 20 Focus position indication Wi-Fi connection status indication (page Displays focus position (only when a lens that is compatible with the focus setting display Appears when “Wi-Fi” (page 86) is set to function is attached). “Enable.” Zoom position indication Timecode external lock indication Displays zoom position in the range of 0 (wide When the unit is locked to the timecode of an position) to 99 (tele position) (only when a lens...
  • Page 21 Information displayed on the playback screen The following information is superimposed on the playback picture. Clip no./total number of clips Playback mode Playback format (picture size) Battery charge remaining/DC IN voltage Playback format (frame rate) Time data You can switch between timecode and duration by using “TC Display”...
  • Page 22: Preparations

    You can use a battery pack or AC power via an the slot on the rear of the camcorder (1), then AC adaptor. lower the ejection lever (2). For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and AC adaptors listed below: Lithium-ion Battery Pack BP-FL75...
  • Page 23: Using Ac Power (Dc In Power)

    Checking remaining battery charge Setting the Clock When recording or playback is in progress on the battery pack, an icon to show the current battery remaining time and battery voltage are displayed When you turn the camcorder on for the first time on the sub display screen (page 16) and after purchasing or replacing the backup battery, viewfinder screen (page 19).
  • Page 24: Attaching Optional Devices

    SCL-Z18X140 Note For details about available lenses for the camcorder, Turn the PL mount lever counterclockwise to the contact a Sony service representative. stopper position. Caution Insert the lens into the lens mount by matching the concave part of the lens to Do not leave the lens facing the sun.
  • Page 25: Attaching A Viewfinder

    For details regarding CBK-DCB01 that can be used You can adjust the flange focal length by turning with the camcorder, contact a Sony service the screw for the flange focal length (page 10). representative.
  • Page 26: Setting The Basic Action

    Notes Setting the Basic Action • Attach/remove the viewfinder while the camcorder is turned off. • When using the camcorder with the DVF-L700 attached, turn the camcorder on while the POWER Before recording, make the basic settings, as switch of the DVF-L700 is set to ON. required.
  • Page 27: Color Space

    XAVC 2048 × 1080P XAVC 1920 × 1080P S-Gamut3/Slog3: Wide color gamut optimized by MPEG 1920 × 1080i Sony’s original image distortion correction XAVC 2048 × 1080P technology, and adaptable to the color gamut XAVC 1920 × 1080P that will be standardized in the future.
  • Page 28: Using Sxs Memory Cards

    About SxS Memory Cards Open the cover of the card slot block (page 13). Use the following Sony SxS memory cards or XQD memory cards*. Insert the SxS memory card into the slot * When using an XQD memory card, the XQD with the SxS label facing to the right.
  • Page 29: Switching Between Sxs Memory Cards

    Switching Between SxS Memory Checking the Remaining Time Cards Available for Recording When SxS memory cards are loaded in both card While recording (or standing by to record), you slots A and B, press the SLOT SELECT button can check the remaining space for the SxS (page 13) to select the card you wish to use.
  • Page 30: Using An Sd Card

    When restoration is completed, the completion message is displayed, then press the MENU dial Using an SD Card to disappear the message. If restoration fails You can store the setting value file of the camera • A write-protected SxS memory card, or one on on an SD card (optional).
  • Page 31: Formatting An Sd Memory Card

    Formatting an SD Memory Card Using an AXS-R5 When you use an SD memory card with this camcorder, it must be formatted using the format You can record image/audio (RAW format) data function of this camcorder. to the AXS (Access Memory Card System) It is also necessary to format an SD memory card recorder AXS-R5 (optional) by connecting the if a caution message is displayed when you mount...
  • Page 32: Removing The Axs-R5

    • Before lowering the ejection lever, make sure that Removing an AXS Memory Card the four hooks are attached securely. If the four hooks are not attached securely, it may cause the connection to be poor or damage the camcorder Open the cover of the AXS-R5, press the and AXS-R5.
  • Page 33: Checking The Remaining Time Available For Recording

    To update the managerial file Checking the Remaining Time Available for Recording If clips cannot be played back, updating the managerial file on the card may improve the situation. For this operation, use “Update Media” While recording (or standing by to record), you (page 78) of the Media menu.
  • Page 34: Using A Usb Wireless Lan Module

    • Attach/remove the IFU-WLM3 after the camcorder is setting: model name “pmw-f5” or turned off. “pmw-f55”) • If you use a wireless device near the camcorder, the camcorder may not work correctly. Turn the wireless For details about the menu settings and entering a device off near the camcorder.
  • Page 35: Using The Wi-Fi Remote Commander

    Complete the connecting process by Playback screen inputting the PIN code to the device. • Wi-Fi connecting status (Connected/ Disconnected) Using the Wi-Fi Remote • Status indication • Playback operation Commander button: F Rev, Play/Pause, When a Wi-Fi connection is established between F Fwd, Prev, Stop, Next a device such as smartphone, tablet, etc., and the...
  • Page 36 Tablet • Wi-Fi connecting status (Connected/Disconnected) • Status indication Main screen • Assignable button indication • Cursor operation button, menu/status indication: Up, Left, Set, Right, Down, Cancel/Back, Menu, Status To display the Wi-Fi remote commander The display size of the Wi-Fi remote commander changes according to the device screen size automatically.
  • Page 37 You can set/display the following items of the Compatible devices setup menu on the Wi-Fi remote display (tablet) The following devices, using the specified (a: compatible, –: not compatible). versions or higher, can be used as Wi-Fi remote Camera menu commanders.
  • Page 38 Recording menu Picture Cache Rec MPEG2 Proxy Rec Control SDI Rec Control Media menu Update Media – Format Media Clip Naming File menu All File Scene File User Menu Item – User Gamma Monitor LUT Monitor 3D LUT Lens File Maintenance menu –...
  • Page 39: Recording

    Recording Basic Operation Procedure Basic recording can be performed with the Playback operation is performed by the buttons following procedures. on the sub display. Play/Pause button: Pauses playback. To resume Make sure that the necessary devices playback, press this button again. are attached to the camcorder and F Fwd button/F Rev button: Plays fast.
  • Page 40 Note When storing the clip name by the “Title” When connecting the camcorder and AXS-R5, only EE* naming mode (page 78), the clip name is is output from the AUX OUT connector of the AXS-R5. created from characters that are set in “Title Playback picture is not output.
  • Page 41: Changing Basic Settings

    Camera menu to “On,” the shutter speed that 1600EI, 2000EI, 2500EI, 3200EI, 4000EI, you specified with “Shutter” is turned on. 5000EI, 6400EI, 8000EI PMW-F55: 320EI, 400EI, 500EI, 640EI, 800EI, Note 1000EI, 1250EI, 1600EI, 2000EI, 2500EI, When the viewfinder double speed drive function (page...
  • Page 42: Audio

    Audio Useful Functions To adjust the audio levels When “CH-1 Audio Select/CH-2 Audio Select” Assignable Buttons in “Audio Level” (page 69) of the Audio menu is set to “Auto,” the audio recording levels are The camcorder has four assignable buttons (pages automatically adjusted.
  • Page 43: Slow & Quick Motion

    Starting to Record from Pre- Slow & Quick Motion stored Video (Picture Cache When “Main Operation” is set to “RAW” or Function) “YPbPr,” and the system frequency and video format (page 82) are set as follows, you can set You can begin recording a specified number of the recording frame rate and playback frame rate seconds in advance by storing up to 15 seconds of to different values.
  • Page 44: Simultaneously Recording

    Recording simultaneously on one memory card – MPEG2 Proxy function Rec Review stops at the end of the clip, then (PMW-F55 only) resumes STBY (recording standby) status. Set “Setting” in “MPEG2 Proxy” (page 77) of the Note Recording menu to “On”...
  • Page 45: Viewfinder Double Speed Drive Function

    Viewfinder Double Speed Drive Function If the system frequency is 23.98P, 24P, 25P, or 29.97P, the image may be blurred and hard to see because of low frame frequency when you shoot while swaying the camcorder to the right and the left.
  • Page 46: Thumbnail Screens

    Thumbnail Screens Thumbnail Screens When you press the Thumbnail button of the sub display (page 16), clips recorded on the SxS memory card are displayed as thumbnails on the screen. You can start playback from the clip selected on the thumbnail screen. The playback picture can be seen on the viewfinder screen and external monitors.
  • Page 47: Playing Clips

    Displays the detailed information of a clip screen (page 48). Copy MPEG2 Proxy (PMW-F55 only) Copy All Clips: Copies all the MPEG2 Proxy data to the destination media as a clip (page 48).
  • Page 48: Displaying The Detailed Information Of A Clip

    Select “Display Clip Properties” from the thumbnail menu. Image of the current clip Copying MPEG2 Proxy Data Timecode (PMW-F55 only) TC Index: Timecode of the displayed frame Start: Timecode at the recording starting point You can copy all the MPEG2 Proxy data recorded End: Timecode at the recording ending point on the clip to another SxS memory card as a clip.
  • Page 49: Deleting Clips

    Deleting Clips You can delete clips from the SxS memory card. Select “Select Clip” from “Delete Clip” on the thumbnail menu. You can select multiple clips to be deleted. Press the OPTION button (page 12) after selecting the clip to be deleted. Changing Information on the Thumbnail Screen You can change information of the clip/frame that...
  • Page 50: Sub Display Operation

    Settings Sub Display Operation You can check the status of the camcorder, set Setting the basic items basic settings for the camcorder, and operate playback on the sub display. Press the function button to select the • CAMERA screen: Basic settings of the screen of the function to be set.
  • Page 51: Sub Display Setting Items

    Sub Display Setting Items The item names and its settings are listed below. CAMERA Screen CAMERA-1 Item name Setting S&Q FPS On: Turns the Slow & Quick motion mode on, and sets the frame rate. (See page 62 for the selectable item.) Off: Turns the Slow &...
  • Page 52: File Screen

    CAMERA-2 Item name Setting Color Bars Turns the color bars on/off. Auto White Performs the auto white balance function. (This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to “Memory.”) Auto Black Performs the auto black balance function. Sub&HDMI Selects whether to apply monitor LUT for the output image from SDI (Sub) and HDMI when “Shooting Mode”...
  • Page 53 Item name Setting CH2 Select Displays the input source for AUDIO IN CH2. AU/TC-2 Item name Setting Monitor CH Selects the audio channel that is output to the headphones and speaker. (See page 69 for the selectable item.) Monitor Level Adjusts the monitor volume from 0 to 99.
  • Page 54: Setup Menu Operations

    • When you select “Execute” for an execution item, the corresponding function is executed. Setup Menu Operations • When you select an item that you must confirm before execution, the menu display temporarily disappears, and a confirmation message is The Setup menu allowing you to perform various displayed.
  • Page 55: User Menu

    The following 10 items are registered for the User Menu default setting. • System Setting (System menu) The User Menu consists of the items that are • Base Setting (System menu) copied from the Camera, Paint, Audio, Video, • Rec Format (System menu) VF, TC/UB, Recording, Media, File, •...
  • Page 56 Return the User Menu registration to the default setting Select the User Menu > “Edit User Menu” > “Customize Reset.” Select “Reset” > “Execute.” Setup Menu Operations...
  • Page 57: Setup Menu List

    Setup Menu List The functions and available settings of menus are listed below. The default settings set at the factory are shown in bold face (example: Preset 3200K Camera Menu Camera Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents White Auto White Balance Performs the auto white balance function.
  • Page 58 Camera Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Offset White Setting Turns on/off “Offset White” that is for the auto white balance On / Off function (one push). Setting for the (This setting is available only when “White Switch” is set to offset white “Memory.”) balance...
  • Page 59 When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to “ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is set to “S-Log2” or “S-Log3” ISO 2000 to ISO 16000 • PMW-F55 When “Mode” in “Gain” is set to “ISO,” and “Gamma Category” is set to “STD” or “HG (HG1/HG2/ HG3/HG4)”...
  • Page 60 Camera Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Remote Gain L Sets the gain switch L level for RM (such as RM-B150, etc.). –3dB / 0dB / 3dB / 6dB / 9dB / (This setting is available only when “Shooting Mode” in 12dB / 18dB “Base Setting”...
  • Page 61 Camera Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Step Select Changes the preset value for “Shutter Value” (8 types) of the Execute / Cancel “Step” setting in “Select.” Add: Adds a step shutter value. When 8 steps are already registered, delete a step shutter value by using “Delete”...
  • Page 62 Camera Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents S&Q Motion Setting Turns the Slow & Quick Motion function on/off. On / Off This setting is not available when “Rec Format” of the System Setting the Slow & menu is set to the following settings. Quick Motion •...
  • Page 63 Camera Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Color Bars Setting Turns the color bars on/off. On / Off Setting the Color Bars Type Selects the type of color bar. ARIB / SMPTE / 75% / 100% Noise Setting Turns the noise suppression function on/off.
  • Page 64: Paint Menu

    Paint Menu The Paint menu settings are available only when “Shooting Mode” in “Base Setting” (page 82) of the System menu is set to “Custom.” Paint Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Gamma Setting Turns the gamma compensation function on/off. On / Off Adjusting the gamma...
  • Page 65 Paint Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Knee Setting Turns the knee compensation function on/off. On / Off (This setting is available only when “Gamma Category” in Adjusting the knee “Gamma” is set to “STD.”) compensation Point Sets the knee point. 75% to 109% (90%) Slope Sets the knee slope.
  • Page 66 Paint Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Detail Setting Turns the detail adjusting function on/off. On / Off Setting the detail adjusting Level Adjusts the detail level. –99 to +99 (±0) H/V Ratio Adjusts the ratio between the H detail level and V detail level. –99 to +99 (±0) Crispening Adjusts the crispening level.
  • Page 67 • PMW-F5: Standard / High Saturation / FL Light / Cinema / F55 709 Like • PMW-F55: 1: SMPTE240M / 2: ITU-709 / 3: SMPTE Wide / 4: NTSC / 5: EBU / 10: S-Gamut3.Cine Like / 11: S-Gamut3 Like User Matrix Turns the user matrix correction function on/off.
  • Page 68 Paint Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Multi Matrix Setting Turns on/off the multi-matrix correction, which allows On / Off specific colors to be selected for saturation correction in a 16- Settings for the axis hue space. multi-matrix correction Area Indication Displays a zebra pattern in the areas of the specified color for...
  • Page 69: Audio Menu

    Audio Menu Audio Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Audio Input MIC CH1 Ref Selects the reference input level for when the AUDIO IN CH1 –60dB / –50dB / –40dB switch is set to MIC. Setting for audio inputs MIC CH2 Ref Selects the reference input level for when the AUDIO IN CH2...
  • Page 70: Video Menu

    Video Menu Video Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Output On/Off SDI (Sub) Turns the SDI (Sub) output on/off. On / Off Setting the video output HDMI Turns the HDMI output on/off. On / Off Output Format SDI (Main) Selects the SDI (Main) output format.
  • Page 71 Video Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Monitor LUT Category Selects the type of Look for Monitor LUT. LUT / Look Profile / LUT: Outputs images using Preset LUT or User LUT. Setting for the User 3D LUT Look Profile: Outputs images that are suited for the start point monitor LUT of color grading or images that are close to print quality by...
  • Page 72 Video Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents SDI (Sub) & HDMI Selects whether to apply Monitor LUT to the image that is MLUT On / MLUT Off output from SDI (Sub) and HDMI. (This setting is in accord with the “SDI (Main) & Internal Rec”...
  • Page 73: Vf Menu

    VF Menu When there is SW or VR for an item on the attached viewfinder, that item is not available. Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents VF Setting Color Adjusts the color of pictures on the viewfinder. –99 to +99 (±0) Setting the viewfinder Contrast...
  • Page 74 Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Marker Setting Turns all marker indications on the viewfinder on/off. All / VF / SDI/HDMI / Off Setting the marker indications Color Sets the marker color. White / Yellow / Cyan / Green / Magenta / Red / Blue Center Marker Selects the center marker type when displaying the center...
  • Page 75 Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Display On/Off Setting Turns all the indications of the viewfinder GUI on/off. On / Off Selecting the items to be displayed Shutter Setting Selects the item to be displayed on the viewfinder. On / Off Notes ND Filter Position...
  • Page 76: Tc/Ub Menu

    Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Focus Area Marker On / Off Clip Number On / Off Notice Message On / Off TC/UB Menu TC/UB Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Timecode Mode Selects the timecode mode. Preset (Ext-Lk) / Int Regen Preset: To start the timecode from the specified value Setting the...
  • Page 77: Recording Menu

    “Format” in “Rec Format” of the System menu is set to function “XAVC 4096 × 2160P”/“XAVC 3840 × 2160P,” or (PMW-F55 only) “Frequency” in “System Setting” of the System menu is set to “29.97” and “Format” in “Rec Format” of the System menu is set to “SStP SR-SQ 444”/“SStP SR-SQ 422.”)
  • Page 78: Media Menu

    Media Menu This menu is not available when the media is not loaded. Media Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Update Media Media (A) Updates the managerial file on the SxS memory card in the Execute / Cancel slot A.
  • Page 79: File Menu

    When using the user gamma file that is created on CvpFileEditorTM V4.2, store the file on the following directory of an SD card. PRIVATE\SONY\PRO\CAMERA\HD_CAM Reset Resets the user gamma file on the internal memory to the 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / All default value.
  • Page 80 RAW Viewer). Store the created user 3D LUT file on the following directory of an SD card. PRIVATE\SONY\PRO\CAMERA\PMWF55_F5 Reset Resets the user 3D LUT data in the internal memory to the 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / All default value of “LC-709.”...
  • Page 81 File Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Lens File Recall Internal Memory Loads the lens file from the internal memory. Setting for the lens Store Internal Memory Stores the lens file on the internal memory. file Load SD Card Loads the lens file from the sub memory card.
  • Page 82: Maintenance Menu

    Maintenance Menu Maintenance Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Executes APR (Auto Pixel Restoration: auto adjusting of the Execute / Cancel image sensor). Executing APR Test Saw Setting Turns the test signal on/off. On / Off Setting the test signal output Camera Config RM Common Memory...
  • Page 83 System Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Rec Format Format Sets the video format to be recorded on the SxS memory card. XAVC 4096 × 2160P (PMW- The settable format for recording differs depending on the Setting the F55 only) setting of “Frequency”...
  • Page 84 System Menu items Sub items and setting values Contents Assignable <1> to <4>, Lens RET Assign a function to the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 buttons and RET Off / Marker / Zebra / Peaking / button on the lens. Button Display / Video Signal Monitor Marker: Turns the center marker, safety zone, aspect marker, Assigning and guide frame functions on/off as a group.
  • Page 85 11.0V to 14V (in steps of 0.1V) generated. Detected Battery Displays the type of power supply. Sony Info Battery / Sony Battery / Other Battery / DC IN DC Voltage DC Low Voltage1 Sets the DC IN voltage at which the low input voltage 11.5V to 17.0V...
  • Page 86 Set a desired user name in 1 to 31 alphanumeric characters. (admin) Authentication Setting for the Password Sets a password in 1 to 31 alphanumeric characters. basic (pmw-f5 or pmw-f55) authentication of the network Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Select whether to enable or disable Wi-Fi connection. Enable / Disable...
  • Page 87: Connecting External Monitors And Recording Devices

    External Devices Connection Connecting External Monitors and Recording Devices To display recording/playback pictures on an HDMI OUT connector (Type A connector) external monitor, select the output signal and use an appropriate cable for the monitor to be Set the on/off setting of the output, and output connected.
  • Page 88: Operating Clips With A Computer

    For support information for the driver, visit the Select “Execute” by turning the MENU following URL: dial. http://www.sony.net/SxS-Support/ With Windows, check that the memory With a Windows computer, check that a card is displayed as a removable disk in Removable Disk appears in My Computer. This My Computer.
  • Page 89: External Synchronization

    Synchronizing the timecode of your External Synchronization camcorder with that of another unit Set the unit that supplies the timecode to a mode in which the timecode output keeps advancing When multiple units of the camcorder are used in the same shooting location, synchronized (Free Run mode).
  • Page 90: Appendices

    Do not subject the unit to severe shock Contact a Sony service or sales representative for The internal mechanism may be damaged or the more information about inspections. body warped.
  • Page 91 Focal plane (PMW-F5 only) About the LCD monitor Owing to the characteristics of the pickup • Do not leave the LCD monitor facing direct elements (CMOS sensors) for reading video sunlight, as this may damage the LCD monitor. signals, subjects that quickly move across the •...
  • Page 92: Formats And Limitations Of Outputs

    When outputting one type of SDI output by using the SDI OUT 1 to 4 connectors while “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” is set to “YPbPr” (PMW-F55 only) The “Frequency” setting The “Format” setting Output format in “System Setting”...
  • Page 93 System menu System menu 59.94/50 XAVC 4096 × 2160P 2048 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ (PMW-F55 only) 50P 3.0G 50P 3.0G 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94i/ 50i 1.5G 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 59.94P/ 50P 3.0G...
  • Page 94 SDI (Sub) the System menu System menu 29.97/25 XAVC 4096 × 2160P 2048 × 1080 YPbPr 1920 × 1080 YPbPr (PMW-F55 only) 29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G 29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 29.97PsF/25PsF 1.5G XAVC 3840 × 2160P 1920 × 1080 YPbPr 1920 ×...
  • Page 95 When outputting two types of SDI output by using the SDI OUT 1/2 (MAIN) and SDI OUT 3/4 (SUB) connectors while “Main Operation” in “Base Setting” is set to “RGB” The “Frequency” setting The “Format” setting Output format in “System Setting” of in “Rec format”...
  • Page 96 Serial digital signals from the HDMI OUT connector are output depending on the settings of the setup menu and format of the clip being played. When the output format of SDI (MAIN) is 4096 × 2160P or 3480 × 2160P (PMW-F55 only) The “Frequency”...
  • Page 97 Output format the System menu System menu 59.94/50 XAVC 4096 × 2160P 1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P (PMW-F55 only) 1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i XAVC 3840 × 2160P (PMW-F55 only) XAVC 2048 × 1080P 1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P XAVC 1920 × 1080P 1920 ×...
  • Page 98 Output format (Main) (Sub) the System menu 59.94/50 4096 × 2160 59.94P/50P × HD SYNC (PMW-F55 only) 1920 × 1080 59.94i/50i 3840 × 2160 59.94P/50P (PMW-F55 only) 2048 × 1080 59.94P/50P 1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P HD SYNC 1920 × 1080 59.94P/50P 1920 ×...
  • Page 99: Error/Warning Indications

    Turn off the power and check the connected equipment, cables, and media. If they are not defective, turn on the power again. If the error persists, consult Sony service personnel. (If power cannot be turned off by setting the power switch to OFF, remove both the battery pack or the DC IN source.)
  • Page 100: Caution And Operation Confirmation Indications

    Signal other than Professional Use is input to the AES/EBU input. The camcorder is compatible with Professional Use only. Fan Stopped The fan in the camcorder has stopped. Avoid use under high temperature conditions. Turn the camcorder off and contact a Sony service representative. Error/Warning Indications...
  • Page 101 The fan in the AXS-R5 that is connected to the camcorder has stopped. Avoid use under high temperature conditions. Remove the AXS-R5 from the camcorder and contact a Sony service representative. Abnormal Lens Communication The type of the connected lens does not match with the camcorder’s setting.
  • Page 102: Licenses

    The source code is provided on the internet. Use MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio the following URL and follow the download License instructions. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/common/ search.html THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE We would prefer that you do not contact us about MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO the contents of the source code.
  • Page 103: Open Software Licenses

    Open software licenses Specifications On the basis of license contracts between Sony and the software copyright holders, this product General uses open software. To meet the requirements of the software Power Requirements copyright holders, Sony is obligated to inform DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V) you of the content of these licenses.
  • Page 104 24-bit, 48-kHz SR-Lite 422 29.97P: Approx. 30 min Recording Frame Rate When SBP-64B is used XAVC 4K 25P: Approx. 24 min PMW-F55 XAVC 4K 29.97P: Approx. 20 min XAVC 4K: 4096 × 2160, 23.98P/24P/ SR-SQ 422/444 23.98P: Approx. 18 25P/29.97P/50P/59.94P XAVC QFHD: 3840 ×...
  • Page 105: Camera Section

    4.2° to 359.7° (electronic shutter) Slow Shutter (SLS) Imaging Device 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8-frame accumulation PMW-F55 Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip Slow & Quick Motion Function CMOS with the frame image scan XAVC 4K/QFHD: 1P to 60P...
  • Page 106: Media

    Timecode Input/Output application software, where applicable, from the TC IN/OUT: BNC (×1) switchable Sony Professional products web site. Genlock Input BNC (×1) Sony Professional products web site homepage: U.S.A. http://pro.sony.com Remote Canada http://www.sonybiz.ca 8-pin (×1) Latin America http://sonypro-latin.com...
  • Page 107: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories PL mount wide angle zoom lens SCL-P11X15 PL lens SCL-PK6/F, PK6/M (set of 6 lenses, 20 mm/ 25 mm/35 mm/50 mm/85 mm/135 mm) SCL-PK3/F, PK3/M (set of 3 lenses, 20 mm/ 25 mm/135 mm) FZ mount power zoom lens SCL-Z18X140 LCD color viewfinder DVF-L350, DVF-L700...
  • Page 108 Dimensions Unit: mm (inches) 119.4 (4 115.9 (4 103.4 (4 90.9 (3 78.4 (3 65.9 (2 53.4 (2 44.4 (1 40.9 (1 in internal thread (body) 28.4 (1 in internal thread (handle) 15.9 ( in internal thread (body) in internal thread (handle) in internal thread (body) 116.4 (4 169.9 (6...
  • Page 109 ANY OTHER MEDIA OR STORAGE SYSTEMS TO RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. • Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT...
  • Page 110: Index

    Cueing up Index DC IN Power DC Voltage Alarm Detail AC Adaptor Display Clip Properties AC Power 28, 30 Display On/Off ACCESS lamp All File All Reset Electronic Shutter Aperture Error Indications 42, 84 ExpressCard slot Assignable Button External Monitor AU/TC screen 39, 42 External Synchronization...
  • Page 111 Language S&Q Motion Lens SBAC-US20 Lens File Scene File Lens Interface SD memory card SDHC memory card 87, 92 SDI OUT connector Main recorded signal SDI Rec Control 50, 54 Maintenance menu SEL/SET dial Marker Sensitivity Matrix Setting value file 54, 57 Media Full Setup menu...
  • Page 112 Update Media USB cable USB wireless LAN module User Gamma User Menu User Menu Item Version VF menu VF Setting Video format Video menu 19, 25 Viewfinder Viewfinder double speed drive function Warning Indications White White balance White Clip Wi-Fi Wi-Fi remote commander Zebra Index...

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