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Printed in Japan
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Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly
and retain it for future reference.
© 2009 Sony Corporation
4-142-964-14 (1)



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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    4-142-964-14 (1) HD Video Camera Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. PMW-10MD Printed on recycled paper. Printed in Japan © 2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 WARNING This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous To reduce the risk of fire or voltage” within the product’s electric shock, do not expose this enclosure that may be of apparatus to rain or moisture. sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
  • Page 3 For the customers in Canada Important Safety Instructions This Class A digital apparatus complies with • Read these instructions. Canadian ICES-003. • Keep these instructions. • Heed all warnings. For the customers in Europe • Follow all instructions. This product with the CE marking complies •...
  • Page 4 Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration - electromagnetic emissions The PMW-10MD is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user of the PMW-10MD should assure that it is used in such an environment. Emission test Compliance...
  • Page 5 Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration - electromagnetic immunity The PMW-10MD is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user of the PMW-10MD should assure that it is used in such as environment. Immunity test IEC 60601...
  • Page 6 Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration - electromagnetic immunity The PMW-10MD is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user of the PMW-10MD should assure that it is used in such as environment. Immunity test IEC 60601...
  • Page 7 Recommended separation distances between portable and mobile RF communications equipment and the PMW-10MD The PMW-10MD is intended for use in an electromagnetic environment in which radiated RF disturbances are controlled. The customer or the user of the PMW-10MD can help prevent...
  • Page 8 Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as book case or built-in cabinet. For the customers in Europe The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC,...
  • Page 9 For the State of California, USA only Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See hazardouswaste/perchlorate Perchlorate Material : Lithium battery contains perchlorate. For the customers in Taiwan only Somente para clientes no Brasil DESCARTE DE PILHAS E BATERIAS Bateria Primária Atenção: Verifique as instruções de uso do...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview Package Configuration ............13 Features..................13 Using the CD-ROM ..............15 Reading the CD-ROM manuals ........15 System requirements for using the applications.... 15 Software installation............16 Parts Identifications..............17 Camera head..............17 Camera control unit (CCU) front panel ......17 Menu/media operation section ........
  • Page 11 Screen Display Settings ............32 Shooting/Recording Basic Operation Procedure ............. 35 Adjusting the White Balance ..........38 Selecting the adjustment mode........38 Executing auto white balance........38 Changing the color balance of the camera output picture ..............39 Adjusting the Brightness ............40 Using the AE function...........
  • Page 12 Operating the Unit with a Computer........59 Shooting with a Flash Unit............60 Shooting with a Foot Switch ........... 61 Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings Overview of the Setup Menus ..........62 Setup menu configuration ..........62 Setup menu layers ............62 Basic Menu Operations ............
  • Page 13: Overview

    The PMW-10MD is a two-piece camera Make sure you have following items supplied consisting of a camera head equipped with three with the Sony PMW-10MD HD Video Camera. -inch HD CMOS image sensors, each The number in parentheses indicates the number providing an effective resolution of of that item supplied.
  • Page 14 IT-based environment, easily available for For details, contact your Sony dealer or your Sony copying, transferring, sharing, and archiving. service representative. For immediate recording start...
  • Page 15: Using The Cd-Rom

    The CD-ROM labeled “Manuals for HD Video drive. Camera” contains the PDF files of the Operating A cover page appears automatically in your Instructions for the PMW-10MD (Japanese, browser. English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, If it does not appear automatically in the Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, and Greek).
  • Page 16: Software Installation

    For other Operating Systems and support information on the driver, refer to the following URL: XDCAM EX Clip Browsing Software For the operating requirements, refer to the User’s Guide contained in the CD-ROM. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and Windows 7...
  • Page 17: Parts Identifications

    Parts Identifications See the pages enclosed in parentheses ( ) for details about the corresponding function and how to use it. Camera head Lens mount (page 20) Camera cable connector (20-pin) (page 21) Screw holes (M3, depth: 2.5 mm ( inches)) Use these holes to attach the supplied tripod adaptor to the camera head for mounting it on...
  • Page 18: Menu/Media Operation Section

    PHOTO button (page 51) BRIGHTNESS knob (page 41) REC (record)/STOP button (page 50) AE (automatic exposure) button (page 40) REC REVIEW (recording review) button White balance adjustment section (page (page 50) WHITE BAL button and WHITE button PROFILE SEL (profile selection) + and – buttons and display window (page 43) BLUE (blue gain) knob (page 39) AREA SEL (light measurement area...
  • Page 19 Equipotential ground terminal ( ) Use to make an equipotential ground connection. -AC IN (AC power input) connector (page 22) OUT (analog component output) connector (D-sub 15-pin) (page 56) DVI-D OUT (DVI output) connector (page HD SDI OUT (HDSDI output) 1, 2 connectors (BNC) (page 56) REMOTE connector (D-sub 9-pin, RS- 232C) (page 59)
  • Page 20: Preparations

    Align the threaded portion of the lens Preparations mount with that of the camera mount. Lens Mounting C-mount lenses with the following lens mount surface can be attached to the camera head. Lens mount surface 4.1 mm or less Slowly rotate the lens clockwise to fix the lens to the camera head tightly.
  • Page 21: Connection Between The Camera Head And Ccu

    Turn the connector ring to tighten. Connection between the Connecting the camera cable to Camera Head and CCU the CAMERA connector Connect the camera cable connector on the camera head with the CAMERA connector on the CCU using the optional CCMC-T05/T10/T15/ T20 Camera Cable.
  • Page 22: Start-Up

    When the initial setting display appears Start-up in the monitor screen The initial setting display appears in the monitor screen in the following situations. • When you turn the unit on for the first time. When you use this unit for the first time after •...
  • Page 23: Setting The Clock

    Turn the SEL/SET knob to set the year Setting the Clock then press the knob. The cursor moves to the month-setting column. Set the month, day, hour, minute, and When you turn the unit on for the first time after second in sequence in the same manner.
  • Page 24: Recording Signal Format Settings

    Note Recording Signal The Video Format setting cannot be changed during recording and during freeze display. Format Settings The recording signal format is specified by bit rate (HQ or SP), number of effective lines, frame rate, and scan system (i). Recording signal format choices vary with the “Country”...
  • Page 25: Output Signal Types And Formats

    VIDEO SET menu. Using genlock Synchronization (genlock) is required if you want to shoot with two or more PMW-10MD units, or combine this unit with other equipment. To synchronize, input a sync signal to the EXT SYNC connector. The usable sync signal formats depend on the setting of “Country”...
  • Page 26: Handling Sxs Memory Cards

    The memory cards listed above comply with the ExpressCard memory card standard. • SxS memory cards to be used with this unit • SxS, SxS PRO and SxS-1 are trademarks of Sony must be formatted using the format function of Corporation.
  • Page 27: Inserting/Removing An Sxs Memory Card

    Write-protect switch For write protection Setting the write-protect switch of the SxS memory card to “WP” disables you to record, edit Note or delete data. Do not operate the write-protect switch of an SxS memory card while it is set in the unit. Temporarily remove the card from the unit before changing the switch setting.
  • Page 28: Switching Between Sxs Memory Cards

    Lamp Slot statuses Switching between SxS memory Lights in Accessing the loaded SxS memory card cards orange (writing/reading data) Lights in Standby (ready for recording using the When SxS memory cards are loaded in both card green loaded SxS memory card) slots A and B, press the SLOT SELECT button to •...
  • Page 29: Checking The Remaining Time Available For Recording

    If formatting fails • If you continue recording until the total A write-protected SxS memory card or memory remaining time reaches zero, the message card that cannot be used with this unit will not be changes to “Media Full,” and recording stops. formatted.
  • Page 30: Using A Media Adaptor

    Note Using a Media Adaptor For restoration of media recorded with this unit, be sure to use this unit. Media recorded with a device other than this unit or with another unit of different version (even of the same model) may not be restored using this unit.
  • Page 31 SDHC card. • When the backup is done, format the SDHC card with the device to be used. • “Memory Stick” and trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Using a Media Adaptor...
  • Page 32: Screen Display Settings

    Screen Display Settings By pressing the DISPLAY button to turn on the Note information display, you can display the Warning and error messages (15) and information shown in the following figure. The notifications and confirmation messages (16) information is superimposed on the camera always appear as required, regardless of the state output picture in the monitor screen.
  • Page 33 Remote status indication minimum and maximum brightness values Displays “REMOTE” when this unit is being which can be set with the BRIGHTNESS operated remotely from a computer connect knob. to the REMOTE connector. Total gain indication Media remaining capacity indication When the AE function is on, displays Displays the remaining capacity of the SxS “AGC”.
  • Page 34 (These messages appear even if the DISPLAY button is off.) Screen Display Settings...
  • Page 35: Shooting/Recording

    Shooting/Recording Basic Operation Procedure The basic shooting/recording procedure is as follows. FREEZE/FLASH button PHOTO button REC/STOP button To AC power source REC REVIEW button MAIN POWER switch AE button Menu/media operation section WHITE BAL button On/Standby button The unit starts, and the camera output picture Preparations appear in the monitor screen.
  • Page 36 Press the REC/STOP button again at • It is not possible to record a still image when color bars (see page 65) are displayed. the point where you want to stop recording. See “Recording Still Images” (page 51) for more information about recording still images.
  • Page 37 SxS memory card. On an SDHC card, they are stored in the For each clip recorded with this unit, a clip directory /PRIVATE/SONY/DCIM/ name of 8 characters (the first four XXXEXDCF/, where “XXX” is a three-digit alphanumerics and the second four numerics) is number.
  • Page 38: Adjusting The White Balance

    Selecting the adjustment mode Adjusting the White You can select Preset mode, Memory mode, or Balance ATW mode with the WHITE BAL button. The white balance must be adjusted to suit to the color temperature of the light source. You can select the adjustment mode according to the shooting conditions.
  • Page 39: Changing The Color Balance Of The Camera Output Picture

    “White” (see page 46) in the Picture Profile menu. If the error message continues to be displayed after several attempts, consult your Sony dealer or your Sony service representative. Changing the color balance of the camera output picture...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Brightness

    Setting the AE level Adjusting the Brightness The AE level sets the automatic brightness adjustment level, by specifying how much brighter or darker it is than the standard level. You can set the AE level with “AE” >“Level” This unit has an AE function that automatically (see page 46) in the Picture Profile menu.
  • Page 41: Using The Brightness Knob

    Note Setting the electronic shutter Selecting the light measurement area is enabled only when the AE button is turned on. Using “Shutter” (page 45) in the Picture Profile menu, you can set the shutter mode and the shutter speed (the accumulated time that is shot Using the BRIGHTNESS knob per frame).
  • Page 42: Reducing Flickers

    Reducing Flickers To reduce flickers, try either of the following two methods: Setting the shutter speed according to the power-supply frequency Set “Shutter” >“Mode” (see page 45) to “Speed” in the Picture Profile menu and set the shutter Speed (standard speed) mode speed according to the power supply frequency.
  • Page 43: Inverting The Picture

    Inverting the Picture Picture Profiles You can invert the camera output picture You can customize the picture quality, depending vertically, horizontally, or both vertically and on the conditions or circumstances of recording, horizontally, and record in that state. Use and store them as a picture profile, enabling the “Inversion”...
  • Page 44: Copying The Settings Of A Picture Profile

    Registering a picture profile Copying the settings of a picture profile Press the PICTURE PROFILE button. The Picture Profile menu is displayed. You can copy the settings of a selected picture profile to another picture profile. Make the settings of the picture profile items.
  • Page 45: Picture Profile Items

    Picture profile items The factory-default values are shown in bold face (example: ). However, some factory-default values for PP5 and PP6 picture profiles are different from the values shown in bold face. PICTURE PROFILE SET Items Subitems and setting values Contents Profile Name Profile name Set the profile name in 8 characters at maximum.
  • Page 46 PICTURE PROFILE SET Items Subitems and setting values Contents Level Set the target level (to make brighter or darker) of –2.0 / –1.5 / –1.0 / –0.5 / ±0 / AGC and Auto Shutter control. Specifying operating +0.5 / +1.0 / +1.5 / +2.0 +2.0: Approx.
  • Page 47 PICTURE PROFILE SET Items Subitems and setting values Contents Inversion Normal / H / V / H+V Set the inversion direction for shooting with the camera output picture inverted. Invert the camera output Normal: Do not invert. picture. H: Invert in the horizontal direction. V: Invert in the vertical direction.
  • Page 48 PICTURE PROFILE SET Items Subitems and setting values Contents Knee Setting Set to “On” to compress the high-luminance area of On / Off the picture. Adjusting the knee level Note Knee is fixed and cannot be changed when the electric shutter is in SLS or EXSLS mode. Auto Knee Set to “On”...
  • Page 49: Shooting

    For manual adjustment, turn the AE function off. For details, see “Adjusting the Brightness” (page 40). Shooting You can use a registered picture profile to adjust camera output pictures. For details, see “Picture Profiles” (page 43). When the unit starts, video being shot on this unit Freezing a frame of the camera output (camera output picture) is output from all of the video output connectors (VIDEO OUT, S-...
  • Page 50: Recording Video

    When the clip has played to the end, the unit enters STBY (recording standby) mode. Recording Video Note If you change the Video Format setting after recording a clip, it is not possible to review the clip recorded before the Video Format setting is You can record camera output pictures as video changed.
  • Page 51: Recording Still Images

    For details on the file names of still images and the directory in which they are stored, see Recording Still Images “Image file and directory names” (page 37). Recording a still image by foot switch When a foot switch is connected to this unit, you You can record camera output pictures as still can record a still image by foot switch.
  • Page 52: Deleting Clips

    The confirmation message is displayed. Deleting Clips Select “Execute” again. All the clips are deleted from the memory card. The Last Clip DEL function for deleting the last recorded clip and the All Clips DEL function for deleting all clips from a memory card are available.
  • Page 53: Storing/Retrieving The Setting Data

    Notes Storing/Retrieving the • If a setup file already exists on the memory card you specified in Step , a message to confirm Setting Data whether to overwrite the file is displayed. • If there is not sufficient space on the memory card, an error message is displayed.
  • Page 54: Audio Recording

    Press the SEL/SET knob. Audio Recording Turn the SEL/SET knob to set “EXT CH Select” to “CH-1” or “CH-1/CH-2”, and then press the knob. You can record audio input via a microphone to the MIC jack while recording video (clips). Microphone CH-1: Record the signal input to channel 1 on both channel 1 and channel 2.
  • Page 55: Connecting External Devices

    Attention Connecting External Devices Ces connecteurs sont conçus pour permettre un Removing the Connector contact direct avec les circuits conducteurs. La présence d’une faible tension peut être due à une Covers défaillance de cet appareil. Pour éviter toute entrée en contact accidentelle d’un patient avec ces connecteurs, reposez les couvercles des When the unit is shipped from the factory, connecteurs lorsque ceux-ci ne sont pas utilisés...
  • Page 56: Connecting Video Monitors

    Connecting Video Monitors The camera output picture is output from all of video monitor with any of those signals to view the video output connectors (VIDEO OUT, S- the text information. VIDEO OUT, Y,P OUT, DVI-D OUT, and For details, see “Screen Display Settings” (page 32). HD SDI OUT1, 2 connectors ) on the CCU rear Notes panel.
  • Page 57: Operating Clips/Still Images With A Computer

    For support information for the driver, visit the With Macintosh, check that a “NO NAME” or following URL: “Untitled” folder was created on the desktop. This indicates that the connection is active. (The folder name on the desktop of the Macintosh to the computer can be changed as needed.)
  • Page 58 Removing an SxS memory card Using image editing software To edit JPEG still images on your computer, use Windows Windows Explorer to copy them to your Click on the icon of “Safely Remove computer’s local hard disk and then edit them Hardware”...
  • Page 59: Operating The Unit With A Computer

    You can operate this unit with a computer For details on RS-232C protocols and cables for connection between this unit and a computer, contact connected via the RS-232C interface. your Sony dealer or your Sony service representative. Computer Video monitor...
  • Page 60: Shooting With A Flash Unit

    “Shutter” >“Mode” is set automatically to camera output picture while the flash is lit. “Off”. For details on usable flash units, contact your Sony Note dealer or your Sony service representative. If “Flash” is set to “On” when “Shutter” >“Mode”...
  • Page 61: Shooting With A Foot Switch

    Shooting with a Foot Switch You can connect a foot switch to this unit and use • Freezing a frame of video (see page 49) and it for the following operations. recording a still image (see page 51) • Recalling picture profile 1 or picture profile 2 (see page 44) The factory-default setting enables freezing a •...
  • Page 62: Menu Configuration And Detailed Settings

    Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings Overview of the Setup Menus This unit permits you to make various settings for Setup menu layers recording with Setup menus in the monitor screen. For connections of a video monitor, see “Connecting Video Monitors” on page 56. Setup menu configuration The following menu icons are displayed when you press the MENU button, permitting you to...
  • Page 63: Basic Menu Operations

    Example: When the cursor is located at (OTHERS menu icon) Basic Menu Operations This section covers basic operations for setting the Setup menu items. Menu item selection area Menu controls Menu icon SEL/SET knob Setting the Setup menus MENU button Turn the SEL/SET knob to set the cursor to the icon of the menu you wish to set.
  • Page 64 you wish to set then press the knob to right corner of the available value area to indicate that scrolling is enabled. proceed. • For items having a wide range of available The setting area appears to the right of the values (example: –99 to +99), the available menu item selection area, and the cursor value area is not displayed.
  • Page 65: Setup Menu List

    Setup Menu List The functions and available settings of menus are listed below. 1080i The factory-default values are shown in bold face (example: CAMERA SET menu CAMERA SET Menu items Subitems and setting values Contents Auto BLK Execute Select “Execute” to adjust the black balance automatically. Balance Cancel Note...
  • Page 66: Others Menu

    VIDEO SET Menu items Subitems and setting values Contents Down Squeeze Set the output mode (aspect) for SD output from the VIDEO Converter Letterbox OUT and S-VIDEO OUT connectors. Edge Crop Squeeze: To horizontally reduce a 16:9 picture to output a 4:3 Selecting the picture operation mode of...
  • Page 67 OTHERS Menu items Subitems and setting values Contents Clock Set Date Set the current time and date. Time Setting the built-in clock 12H/24H Select the display mode of time. 12H / 24H 12H: 12-hour mode 24H: 24-hour mode Date Mode Select the display mode of the date.
  • Page 68 OTHERS Menu items Subitems and setting values Contents Photo Flash TRG Select the flash trigger signal output mode. CMOS / OPEN_CL CMOS: Select the CMOS level. Setting for flash OPEN_CL: Select the open collector. shooting and still image recording Num of Frames Set the number of frames accumulated for flash shooting 4 / 6 Delay...
  • Page 69: Appendixes

    On cleaning Appendixes Important Notes on Remove dust and dirt from the surfaces of the lenses or optical filters using a blower. Operation If the casing or panel is dirty, wipe it gently with a soft dry cloth. In the event of extreme dirt, use a cloth steeped in a neutral detergent to remove the dirt, then wipe with a dry cloth.
  • Page 70: Backup Battery

    • when operating in Slow-Shutter mode Backup Battery Aliasing When fine patterns, stripes, or lines are shot, they may appear jagged or flicker. Flicker If recording is made under lighting produced by This unit uses a backup battery to retain various discharge tubes, such as fluorescent, sodium, or setting data.
  • Page 71 Insert a new backup battery (CR2032) Exchanging backup batteries with the + symbol on the battery facing outside. Note Also turn the MAIN POWER switch off before exchanging backup batteries. Remove the cover of the backup battery compartment (CCU side panel) by pressing the protrusion on the cover down and pulling forward.
  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Operating power Symptoms Cause Remedy The unit does not power The MAIN POWER switch on the Turn on the MAIN POWER switch on the CCU rear on when you press the CCU rear panel is turned off. panel. On/Standby button. No AC power is being connected.
  • Page 73: Other Troubles

    Other troubles Symptoms Cause Remedy Button operations on the The LOCK button is turned on. Turn the LOCK button off. front panel have no effect. The unit is being controlled from a Cancel control from the computer or disconnect the computer connected to the REMOTE REMOTE connector, and then restart this unit.
  • Page 74: Error/Warning Indications

    E + Error code Rapidly The unit may be defective. flashing Turn off the power and consult Sony service personnel. (If power cannot be turned off by turning off the MAIN POWER switch, disconnect the unit from the AC power source.) Warning indications When one of the following indications is generated, follow the message to clear the problem The REC/ STOP button flashes while an indication is being generated.
  • Page 75 Warning indication in the Cause and measures monitor screen Camera unit disconnected No camera head is connected to the CCU. Connect the camera head to the CCU in the standby state, and restart the unit. Capture Failed/Set New Photo Dir No more still image files can be recorded in the directory or the specified number Number is already assigned to a directory with a different name.
  • Page 76: Specifications

    SP mode: Approx. 35 min. Specifications HQ mode: Approx. 25 min. With one SBP-16 SP mode: Approx. 70 min. HQ mode: Approx. 50 min. With one SBP-32, SBS-32G1 or General SBS-32G1A SP mode: Approx.140 min. Power requirements HQ mode: Approx. 100 min. 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz With one SBS-64G1A SP mode: Approx.
  • Page 77: Audio Block

    Horizontal resolution Recording rate 1000TV lines or more (with HD SDI, 50 Mbps or more HQ 1080 output) Loading rate 50 Mbps or more Modulation 45% (27.5 MHz) Inputs/outputs (camera control Black level 3±1% (when “Black” in the Picture unit) Profile menu is set to±0) Registration Input connectors...
  • Page 78: Optional Accessories

    Optional accessories RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. • Always verify that the unit is operating CCMC-T05/T10/T15/T20 Camera Cable properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE FS-24 Foot Switch LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, Optional accessories (Not for...
  • Page 79: Mpeg-2 Video Patent Portfolio License

    MPEG-2 Video Patent About IJG (Independent Portfolio License JPEG Group) License ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN This product may contain software that is based in CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group. MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED...
  • Page 80: Index

    Clock Index Clock Set Clock setting CMOS Image Sensors Color Bar Type Confirmation messages Connection ACCESS lamps camera head and CCU 21 flash unit 60 33, 40 AE function foot Switch 61 AE level/BRIGHTNESS knob setting operation with a computer 59 All Clips DEL USB reader/writer 57 53, 66...
  • Page 81 Power-off Profile Name Gamma 25, 67 Genlock R and B gain offset Recall Image file Recording Initial setting display audio 54 Inversion still images 51 Inverting the picture video 50 24, 33 Recording format Remaining time for recording Knee Remote status Reset Resetting Lens mounting...
  • Page 82 recording 51 Store 15, 57 SxS Device Driver Software SxS memory card USB reader/writer SxS memory cards formatting 28 inserting/removing 27 remaining time for recording 29 restoring 29 switching 28 write protection 27 23, 66 Time Zone Timecode Total Gain 33, 41 Total gain Troubleshooting...