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Sony Corporation
PDW-F800
PDW-700
(SYM)
3-297-517-06 (1)
Printed on recycled paper.
Printed in Japan
2010.03 32
© 2008
PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER
PDW-F800
PDW-700
The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the
PDW-F800/700 Professional Disc Camcorder (English, Japanese,
French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF
format.
For more details, see "Using the CD-ROM manual" on page 12.
OPERATION MANUAL [English]
1st Edition (Revised 4)
3297517060

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-F800 PDW-700 The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-F800/700 Professional Disc Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see “Using the CD-ROM manual” on page 12.
  • 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 http://www.sony.com/ (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 : E1 (résidentiel), E2 (commercial et industrie légère), E3 (urbain extérieur) et E4 (environnement EMC contrôlé, ex. studio de télévision). Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japon. Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la sécurité...
  • Page 5 Freien) und E4 (kontrollierter EMV-Bereich, der Außenabdeckung z.B. Fernsehstudio). des Geräts. Der Hersteller dieses Produkts ist Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Der autorisierte Repräsentant für EMV und Produktsicherheit ist Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Deutschland.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ....................12 Before use..................12 Marks for model-specific functions ..........12 Using the CD-ROM manual............12 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ...................... 13 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls........16 Power supply................... 16 Accessory attachments ..............17 Operating and connectors section ...........
  • Page 7 Tripod Mounting ..................53 Connecting a Video Light ................. 54 Using the Shoulder Strap ................55 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position ............56 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ............56 Chapter 3 : Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Setting the Recording Format ..............59 Setting the system frequency ............
  • Page 8 Playing back the recorded clip ............86 Deleting the recorded clip ............... 87 Using the Freeze Mix function............88 Using the Focus Assist function............88 Advanced Operations for Shooting ............89 Recording essence marks ..............89 Setting clip flags with switches............90 Setting the thumbnail image at recording time .......
  • Page 9 Managing clip lists ................ 139 Disc Operations ..................140 Checking disc properties ............... 140 Using planning metadata............... 141 Checking user-defined essence marks .......... 142 Formatting discs ................143 Displaying disc and clip properties in a web browser....143 Transferring clips (Direct FTP function) ..........147 Preparations for clip transfers ............
  • Page 10 Assigning functions to ASSIGN switches ........222 Setting power saving functions ............. 225 Setting up a wireless LAN ............225 Setting the color temperature manually ........228 Specifying an offset for the auto white balance setting ....228 Selecting the lens file ..............229 Setting the UMID data ..............
  • Page 11 Chapter 9 : Maintenance Testing the Camcorder before Shooting..........257 Preparations for testing ..............257 Testing the camera ................ 257 Testing the VDR ................259 Maintenance ..................... 261 Cleaning the viewfinder ..............261 Note about the battery terminal............. 262 Operation Warnings ................263 Appendix Important Notes on Operation ...............
  • Page 12: Foreword

    PDW-F800 or only by the PDW-700 are If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can indicated by the following marks. purchase a new one to replace it. Contact a Sony service representative. [F800]: PDW-F800 [700]: PDW-700...
  • Page 13: 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 14 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 15 [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 16: 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 17: 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 18: Operating And Connectors Section

    [F800] The PDW-F800 is equipped with two switchable filters. You can switch between four electrical CC filters and four ND filters. Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls...
  • Page 19 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 206. 4300K e EARPHONE jack (monaural, 6300K minijack) a) A type of special effect filter.
  • Page 20 [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 222) 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 21: 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 22: Lcd Monitor

    k MENU ON/OFF switch For details about “Memory Stick”, see “Handling the “Memory Stick”” on page 231. 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 23: Monochrome Lcd

    For details, see “Status Display on the LCD monitor approximately four times normal playback speed, and monochrome LCD” on page 24. 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 24: 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 76. For details of the expand function, see page 123. p HOLD (display hold)/CHAPTER This button returns to the previous screen when pressed during thumbnail display.
  • Page 25: 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 50 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 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: 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 30: 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 31 alarm is indicated, you can hear the alarm sound Device Enables through the earphone. You can use this with the Windows USB Text input wth the on-screen EARPHONE jack on the front of the unit at the keyboard or mouse software keyboard (see page same time.
  • Page 32: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    Setting menus, timecode, or shot data can be HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional) superimposed on the camera output video depending on the menu settings, and you can view them on the monitor screen. k AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 (audio channel-1 and channel-2 input) connectors (XLR type, 3-pin, female) These are audio input connectors for channels 1 and 2 to which you can connect audio equipment...
  • Page 33: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    n Viewfinder cable This indicator also flashes to indicate warnings, in the same manner as the camera operator tally o Microphone holder indicator and the REC indicator in the viewfinder. h PEAKING control Status display on the viewfinder Turning this control clockwise adjusts the picture screen sharpness, and makes focusing easier.
  • Page 34: Viewfinder Screen

    R and B, in the range 0.0 K to 99.9 K (in steps of 0.1 K). The +/– signs may be displayed 2) For the PDW-F800, when SHUTTER SELECT on the SHUTTER SELECT page of the MAINTENANCE depending on the OFFSET WHT setting (see menu is set to DEGREE, the standard setting is page 228).
  • Page 35: System Frequency And Frame Rate

    +: The value of OFFSET WHT is greater than • “PLAN”: The title specified in the 3200K. currently loaded planning metadata. (The –: The value of OFFSET WHT is less than display format follows the setting of 3200K. “Planning Clip Name in Clip Info. Area” in the Disc Menu.) b Video format During playback, this area displays the clip...
  • Page 36 adaptor attached to the battery attachment shoe, Icon Remaining Description indicates the power source voltage. capacity display i External battery Proxy data recording is Appears if the power is supplied from an AC enabled, and there is at least 5 adaptor connected to the DC IN connector.
  • Page 37: White Balance Memory

    [700] REC2: Appears when HDSDI REMOTE I/F in the CAM CONFIG 1 page of the When the function that switches between MAINTENANCE menu is set to “CHARA”, electrical CC filters has been assigned to an and this unit is controlling recording by an ASSIGN switch (see page 65), and when a external device connected to the SDI OUT remote control unit has been connected, the...
  • Page 38: Remaining Disc Capacity

    k Audio level is set to the maximum value in Slow & Quick Motion shooting, in which case the actual remaining time is Indicates the level of audio channel 1 and channel about half of the indicated remaining disc time. 2.
  • Page 39: Chapter 2 : Preparations

    A warm battery pack may not be able to be fully recharged. To attach the battery pack For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and AC adaptors listed below. Press the battery pack against the back • BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion...
  • Page 40: Using Ac Power

    To an AC outlet 1 “LOCK” arrow 2 Matching line on the camcorder Note If the battery pack is not attached correctly, the terminal may be damaged. To detach the battery pack Holding the release button in, pull the battery pack up.
  • Page 41: Attaching The Viewfinder

    VF connector. If the coupling is loose, noise may appear on the video or the tally light may not operate properly. For more information about the connection of the viewfinder and camcorder, contact a Sony service representative. 1 Loosen the viewfinder left-to-right Detaching the viewfinder...
  • Page 42: Moving The Viewfinder Shoe Up

    Viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring Handle front cover Bolt with hexagonal hole Viewfinder front-to-back positioning knob Viewfinder slide assembly Moving the viewfinder shoe up Attach the handle front cover with the bottom edge up. Loosen the front-to-back viewfinder positioning levers and the front-to-back viewfinder positioning knobs, and then pull the viewfinder slide assembly forward.
  • Page 43: Using The Bkw-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket

    Adjust position so that arm Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder does not touch handle Rotation Bracket By fitting a BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (not supplied), you can rotate the viewfinder out of the way so that your right leg does not hit the viewfinder while you are carrying the camcorder.
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Viewfinder Focus And Screen

    When the eyecup is worn out, replace it with a new one. For details of a replacement eyecup, contact a Sony service representative. Adjusting the viewfinder focus and screen To adjust the viewfinder focus Turn the diopter adjustment ring until the viewfinder image is sharpest.
  • Page 45: Setting The Area Of Use

    Turn the MENU knob to display the Setting the Area of Use desired area of use. Setting Area of use NTSC(J)AREA NTSC area (Japan) NTSC AREA NTSC area (for areas other than Japan) PAL AREA PAL area When using the unit for the first time a) The composite signal output from this unit is an The area of use is not factory preset.
  • Page 46: Setting The Date/time Of The Internal Clock

    Turn the MENU knob to display the Setting the Date/Time of desired value, and press the MENU knob. the Internal Clock z changes to and ? changes to z. To continue the remaining settings, repeat steps 3 and 4. You can set or change the date and time of the When you finish settings, turn the internal clock.
  • Page 47: Mounting The Lens

    securing rubber be put on the lens locking lever as Mounting the Lens illustrated above. Connect the lens cable to the LENS connector. Secure the lens cable with the cable clamps. First power off the camcorder, and then mount the lens using the following procedure.
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length

    Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the chart stays Adjusting the Flange in focus all the way from wide angle to telephoto. Focal Length Tighten the F.f or F.B ring fixing screws. 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 49: Preparing The Audio Input System

    Preparing the Audio Input System 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). Loosen the screw and open the microphone holder clamp. Microphone holder clamp On how to perform this operation, refer to the operation manual for the microphone.
  • Page 50 The following is the procedure for attaching an Connect the microphone cable to the electret condenser microphone such as the ECM- AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector. 674/678. Set the switches as follows. On how to attach the CAC-12, refer to the operation Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selector to manual for the CAC-12.
  • Page 51: Attaching A Uhf Portable Tuner (for A Uhf Wireless Microphone System)

    AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector. In such a case, set REAR XLR AUTO to OFF on the AUDIO-1 page of To use a Sony UHF wireless microphone system, the MAINTENANCE menu. (The factory default fit one of the following UHF portable tuners.
  • Page 52: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    4 Attach the mount plate supplied with therefore this setting is not required. 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 Adjustment screws Mount plate...
  • Page 53: Tripod Mounting

    AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, Tripod Mounting with the REAR XLR AUTO item. Attach the VCT-14 tripod adaptor (not supplied) to the tripod. Tripod adaptor 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 Camera mount Mount the camcorder on the tripod...
  • Page 54: Connecting A Video Light

    LIGHT connector. 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...
  • Page 55: Using The Shoulder Strap

    To remove the shoulder strap Using the Shoulder Press here and pull in the direction Strap shown by the arrow to release. To attach the shoulder strap Fit one of the clips to a shoulder strap fitting. Pull up the strap to lock the fitting. Clip Fit the other clip to the shoulder strap fitting on the other side of the grip in the...
  • Page 56: Adjusting The Shoulder Pad Position

    • Button to which the TURBO SWITCH function has been assigned (ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch, COLOR TEMP. button (PDW-700), ASSIGN 5 switch (PDW-F800), or RET button on the lens) • REC START button (and the VTR button on the lens, and the button to which the recording start/ stop function has been assigned (ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch, COLOR TEMP.
  • Page 57: Functions

    ASSIGN 5 switch (PDW-F800), or RET button Recording start/ Settings of RM REC on the lens)) (when the RM REC START item stop button START on the CAM CONFIG 2 page of the PARA MAINTENANCE menu is set to RM)
  • Page 58: Functions

    independent data region will be renewed when Setup menu of the you change the settings on the remote control RM-B150 camcorder unit. Thus, the settings of the paint data made with the remote control unit can be retained even Independent if the remote control unit is removed.
  • Page 59: 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 60: 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 61: 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 62: 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 63 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 64 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 65 This allows you to switch between color can be stored. However, the memory contents are temperatures (3200K/4300K/5600K/6300K) that not linked to the CC filter (PDW-F800) or ND have been assigned to up to four positions (A to filter (PDW-700) settings in the following cases.
  • Page 66 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 67: 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 68: Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    power supply causing flicker. Using an 214 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 69 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 70 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 71: 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 72 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 73: 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 74: 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 75 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 76: 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 77: 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 78 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 79 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 80: 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 81: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    You can also write protect-individual clips. For details, see “Locking (write-protecting) clips” on page 131. 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 82: 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 83 • Full salvage of discs recorded by this camcorder can be performed with the PDW-F1600, PDW- HD1500, PDW-F800, or PDW-700. Full salvage cannot be performed with any other XDCAM device. The following message may Handling Discs...
  • Page 84: 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 80), load it and close This section describes the basic procedures for the disc compartment lid.
  • Page 85: Functions

    RET button, the reverse search adjust the focus and zoom. stops and playback in the forward direction On the PDW-F800, you can adjust the focus begins. After playback, the camcorder is by using the Focus Assist function (see page ready to start recording again.
  • Page 86: 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 87: 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 88: Using The Freeze Mix Function

    ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch or to the Select FOCUS ASSIST IND, and turn COLOR TEMP. button (PDW-700) or ASSIGN 5 the MENU knob until ON appears. switch (PDW-F800). The focus assist indicator appears. For details, see “Assigning functions to ASSIGN switches” (page 222) Set the following items as required.
  • Page 89: 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 90: Setting Clip Flags With Switches

    During recording or playback, press the button to • The Live Logging function is set to Live View mode. which the flag function has been assigned. Press • During Slow & Quick Motion shooting (PDW-F800 the button twice in rapid succession. only) The flag is cleared, and “ClpFlg DEL.”...
  • Page 91: Functions

    Picture Cache TEMP. button (PDW-700), ASSIGN 5 switch may be shorter immediately after the setting of (PDW-F800), and RET button on the lens. the VDR SAVE/STBY switch is changed, and in For details, see “Assigning functions to ASSIGN the special situations explained in the following switches”...
  • Page 92: Time-lapse Video (interval Rec Function)

    When power is lost during recording in Picture • The Live Logging function is set to Live View mode. Cache mode • During Slow & Quick Motion shooting (PDW-F800 only) • If the POWER switch is turned off during • SCAN MODE on the FORMAT page of the recording in Picture Cache mode, the OPERATION menu is set to “23.9P”.
  • Page 93 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 94 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 95 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 96: 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 97: Exchanging Discs While Recording (disc Exchange Cache Function)

    - The Live Logging function is set to Live View mode. function will not work. - During Slow & Quick Motion shooting (PDW-F800 Quickly remove the disc, insert a only) formatted blank disc, and close the •...
  • Page 98: Recording With The Clip Continuous Rec Function

    • The Disc Exchange Cache function is enabled. “LAST CLIP WAS DELETED” appears. • The Live Logging function is set to Live View mode. • During Slow & Quick Motion shooting (PDW-F800 Notes only) • The retake function cannot be used when the Clip To stop the function Continuous Rec function is enabled.
  • Page 99: 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 132). prefix list stored in internal memory, or by Once you carry out a retake operation, the last clip is entering the prefix directly.
  • Page 100 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 101 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 102: 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 114) for more - Clip lists: Metadata files (E*M01.XML) information about the thumbnail screen.
  • Page 103: 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 104 • 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 105: 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="http://xmlns.sony.net/pro/metadata/ the maximum length of that string is 16 characters. planningmetadata" assignId="H00123" Advanced Operations for Shooting...
  • Page 106: 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 xmlns.sony.net/pro/metadata/planningmetadata 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 107: 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 108: Recording Proxy Data

    POWER SAVE page of the OPERATION menu while this unit is in the following states. to “ENABL”. - The proxy data recording function is enabled. - During Slow & Quick Motion shooting (PDW-F800 In the OPERATION menu, display the only) MEMORY REC page.
  • Page 109: Functions

    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 110: Functions

    • 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 111 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 112: 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 113 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 114: 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 102), if they exist, should be displayed with higher priority than names, select one of the following under Settings...
  • Page 115: 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 116: 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 114). into the unit’s memory, and when a clip list has been cleared from the unit’s memory. f Duration •...
  • Page 117: 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 118 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 119 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 120 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 121: 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 122: 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 123 See “Selecting thumbnails” (page 122) 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 124 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 125: 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 126 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 127: Selecting The Information Displayed On Thumbnails

    To select a clip index picture while Selecting the information viewing the video displayed on thumbnails See page 121 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 128: 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 129: Functions

    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 130: Functions

    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 131: 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 132: 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 133: 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 134: 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 135 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 136 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 137 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 86), only the selected sub clip can be played.
  • Page 138 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 139: 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 140: 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 141: 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 142: 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 143: 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 105). in the loss of recorded data, you can disable the Press ,, and then turn the SET/S.SEL Format Disc command.
  • Page 144 The user name and password are set to the following when the unit is shipped from the factory. • User name: admin • Password: Model name (“pdw-f800” or “pdw-700”) To display clip thumbnails Click “Thumbnails” in the Disc menu. After the user name and password are A page of thumbnails of clips on the disc verified, an XDCAM web page appears.
  • Page 145 “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 146 “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 147: 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 148: Preparations For Clip Transfers

    • PDW-HD1500 If the remote host is a computer, clips are • PDW-HR1 transferred with the UMID unchanged regardless of • PDW-F800 this setting. • PDW-700 To reconnect to a remote host The Reconnect button is enabled if the most...
  • Page 149 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 150 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 151 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 152: 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 153 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 154: 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 155: Menu Organization

    FILE NAMING ASSIGNABLE SW SELECT FUNCTION VF DISP 1 LENS CONFIG VF DISP 2 MEMORY REC ' ! ' LED MARKER 1 a) PDW-F800 only GAIN SW VF SETTING AUTO IRIS SHOT ID SHOT DISP SET STATUS LENS FILE USER FILE...
  • Page 156: Top Menu And Top-level Menus

    LENS FILE 1 KNEE 1 LENS FILE 2 KNEE 2 LENS FILE 3 DETAIL 1 MEMORY STICK DETAIL 2 SD DETAIL a) PDW-F800 only SKIN DETAIL [F] DIAGNOSIS menu MTX LINEAR MTX MULTI DIAGNOSIS HOURS METER V MODULATION TIME/DATE SATURATION...
  • Page 157: 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 158: 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 159 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 86. DOWN CON MODE CROP/LETTR/SQEZE Sets the conversion mode for (Does not appear when (LETTR is displayed down-converted output.
  • Page 160 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 161 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 162: Functions

    Page Item Settings Description 06/06 ASSIGNABLE ASSIGN SW <1> For details, see “Assigning functions to ASSIGN switches” on ASSIGN SW <2> page 222. 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 163 Page Item Settings Description 11/11 ‘!’ LED GAIN <!> OFF/ON For details, see “Indicators” on page 33. 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 164 Page Item Settings Description 13/12 MARKER 1 MARKER OFF/ON For details, see “Setting the marker display” on page 216. 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 165 Page Item Settings Description 17/15 VF SETTING ZEBRA OFF/ON For details, see “Setting the viewfinder” on page 217. 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 166 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 167 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 168 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 59). LINE is set to 720, and SYSTEM FREQUENCY is set to...
  • Page 169 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 106).
  • Page 170 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 99. (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 171 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 172: Paint Menu

    Page Item Settings Description 33/30 MEMORY MEMORY REC DSABL/ENABL For details, see “Recording proxy data” on page 108. 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 173 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 174 OUT connector. GAMMA TABLE STD/HG/USER Selects the gamma type. STD: Standard gamma HG: Hyper gamma USER: User gamma (PDW-F800 only) GAM TABLE (STD) 1 to 5 to 6 Selects the standard gamma type. 1: Corresponds to SD camcorder 2: x 4.5 gain 3: x 3.5 gain...
  • Page 175 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 176 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 177 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 178 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 179: Functions

    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 180 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 181: 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 182 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 183 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 184 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 185 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 186 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 187 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 188 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 189 Page Item Settings Description 11/11 ESSENCE RET SHOT MARK OFF/ON For details, see “Recording essence marks” MARK on page 89. 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 190 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 191 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 192 “ALAC” has appeared in the viewfinder. Contact your dealer or a Sony service representative for more information about lenses that support aberration correction.
  • Page 193 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 194 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 195: Functions

    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 196 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 197 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 227). WPS MODE ONE PUSH/ PIN CODE...
  • Page 198 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 199 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 200: 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 201 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 202 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 203 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 204: 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 205 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 206: 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 214. 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 207 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 208: Sdi Out1 Select

    Example: When using the OPERATION menu TOP menu CONTENTS page <TOP MENU> ?000 CONTENTS USER 01.OUTPUT 1 USER MENU CUSTOMIZE 02.OUTPUT 2 03.SUPERIMPOSE OPERATION 04.LCD PAINT 05.REC FUNCTION MAINTENANCE 06.ASSIGNABLE SW FILE 07.POWER SAVE If the menu DIAGNOSIS 08.VF DISP 1 ADVANCED 09.VF DISP 2 has not been...
  • Page 209: 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 210: 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 211: 07.power Save

    ?E00 CONTENTS ?P00 CONTENTS 01.EDIT PAGE 01.OUTPUT 1 02.EDIT USER 1 02.OUTPUT 2 03.EDIT USER 2 03.SUPERIMPOSE 04.EDIT USER 3 04.LCD 05.EDIT USER 4 05.REC FUNCTION 06.EDIT USER 5 06.ASSIGNABLE SW 07.EDIT USER 6 07.POWER SAVE 08.EDIT USER 7 08.VF DISP 1 09.EDIT USER 8 09.VF DISP 2 10.EDIT USER 9...
  • Page 212: 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 206).
  • Page 213 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 212).
  • Page 214: 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 215: 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 216: 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 217: Setting The Viewfinder

    (80%/90%/92.5%/ When “16:9” is selected, then 95%). the screen is always displayed a) On the PDW-F800, USER BOX is disabled when as a 16:9 screen (before being FOCUS AREA MARK on the FOCUS ASSIST cut out to 4:3), even when page of the OPERATION menu is set to “ON”.
  • Page 218: 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 219: 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 220: Functions

    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 221: 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 222: Assigning Functions To Assign Switches

    3/4 (push-type) switch, COLOR TEMP. Turn the MENU knob to change the button (PDW-700), ASSIGN 5 switch setting, and press the MENU knob. (PDW-F800), or RET button on the lens Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set Function Description all of the desired items.
  • Page 223: Functions

    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 224: Functions

    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 225: 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 226 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 227 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 228: 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 229: 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 230 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 231: 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 232: 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 233 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 234: 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 206. menu operations” on page 206. Select F. ID, and press the MENU knob. Select DISPLAY MODE, and press the A character table appears. MENU knob.
  • Page 235: 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 236 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 237: 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 238: 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 239 • 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 240: 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 241: 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 242 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 243 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 244 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 245 • 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 246: 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 247: 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 248: 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 249: 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 250: 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 251: Command List

    PASS The password is set to the model name After sending the USER command, send this command (“pdw-f800” or “pdw-700”) when the unit is to complete the login process. shipped from the factory. Syntax: PASS <SP> <password> <CRLF> The login is complete when the password is Input example: PASS pdw-700 verified.
  • Page 252 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 253 For details, see “File operation restrictions” (page STOR 241). 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 254 • 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 255 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 256: 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 257: 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 258: Functions

    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 259: 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 260: Functions

    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 261: 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 262: 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 263: 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 264 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 265 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 266 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 267 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 268 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 269 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 270 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 139) when there are no clip “free”...
  • Page 271: 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 272: Functions

    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 195).
  • Page 273: Specifications

    Spectral system consumption. F1.4 prism system (with quartz filter) Operating temperature Built-in filters –5°C to +40°C (+23°F to +104°F) CC filter (optical, PDW-F800 only) Operating humidity A: Cross filter 10% to 90% (relative humidity) B: 3200K C: 4300K Storage temperature D: 6300K –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
  • Page 274: 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 275: 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 STORAGE SYSTEMS OR 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 277: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    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 SD Record and Playback RM-B150/B750 Software Remote Control Unit CBK-HD01 CBK-SC02 CBKZ-FC02...
  • Page 278: 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 279: 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 280 German [Germany] Italian [Italy] Polish (Programmers) [Poland] Russian [Russia] Spanish [Spain] List of Supported USB Keyboards...
  • Page 281 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 282: 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 283: 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 284 * 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 285 /* Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com) * All rights reserved. * This package is an SSL implementation written * by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com). * 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 286 * 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 287: 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 288 “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 289: Index

    Battery pack 39 Index Black balance, adjusting 61 BRIGHT button 24 BRIGHT control 33 Built-in speaker 22 Symbols CA (camera adapter) connector 18 ! (warning) indicator 34 Camera operator tally indicator 32 +48V/OFF switches 31 CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch 22 CC 5600K function 223 Numerics Chapter thumbnail screen 116...
  • Page 290: Functions

    changing 65 Electronic shutter 67 setting manually 228 Essence mark Condensation 271 finding scenes 124 CONTRAST control 33 recording 89 Cooling fan control mode 36 thumbnail screen 117 Cover 22 Ethernet connector 31 Current clip list 133 Expand Customization thumbnail screen 116 assigning functions to ASSIGN switches Expand function 123 Extender 35...
  • Page 291 GAIN selector 21 Maintenance 261 Gain value 37 MAINTENANCE menu 157, 181 setting 221 Marker display GENLOCK IN connector 29 setting 216 Green tally indicator 33 “Memory Stick” 287 GUI screen handling 231 operations 121 jumping to file-related menu page 238 switching 112 loading saved data 234 GUI screen operations section 28...
  • Page 292 Output signal, selecting 221 OUTPUT/DCC switch 21 Scene Ownership information 230 editing 133 finding 123, 124 playback 125 Scene file PAINT menu 157, 172 loading 237 PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software 278 saving 235 PEAKING control 33 Scene selection 133 Picture Cache function 90 Scrollbar 114 Pixel noise reduction function 195 SDI IN (OPTION) connector 29...
  • Page 293 trimming 136 loading 234 SUB CLIP indicator 28 saving 232 SUB CLIP/DISC MENU button 28 System frequency 25 setting 59 System frequency and frame rate 35 VDR SAVE/STBY switch 21 VF connector 17 Video format 25, 35 setting 60 TALLY indicator 30, 33 Video from external devices Tally indicator 32 recording 106...
  • Page 294 XLR connection automatic detection function ZEBRA switch 33 Zoom position 35 Index...
  • Page 295 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...

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