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Digital Video
Camera Module
Technical Manual
XCD-SX910CR/X710CR
XCD-SX910/X710
 2003 Sony Corporation
A-BS3-100-12 (1)
(Color model)
(Black and white model)

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  • Page 1 A-BS3-100-12 (1) Digital Video Camera Module Technical Manual XCD-SX910CR/X710CR (Color model) XCD-SX910/X710 (Black and white model)  2003 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Frame Rate Settings for Format 7 ......13 16-bit Mode .............. 13 1394 Bus Synchronization ........13 ExposureOut ............13 White Balance (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) ..14 Hue (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) ......14 Optical Filter (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) ..14 Control XCD-SX910CR/SX910/X710CR/X710 Camera Command Status Register ........
  • Page 3: Main Features

    RAW mode output using the RGB Bayer image processing. Finally, a vibration resistance feature permits use of pattern (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) these units in all types of inspection and imaging devices. High-speed digital interface IEEE1394...
  • Page 4 XCD-X710 provides a screen size of 512 × 384, and on-screen movement of 50 fps. Black & white (Monochrome) 16-bit mode A Black & white (Monochrome) 16-bit mode is available. The bits used are the least significant (lowest) 10 bits. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 5: System Components

    Overview System Components The XCD-SX910CR/SX910 Video Camera Module system comprises the following components. C-mount Lens VF2509 (Canon) IEEE1394 Cable Video Camera Module (6-pin, 4.5 m) XCD-SX910CR/SX910 Tripod Adapter Host Adapter Card VCT-ST70I (Isolated type) (Commercially available) XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 6: Connection Diagram

    Overview Connection Diagram XCD-SX910CR/SX910 C-mount Lens IEEE1394 Cable Recommended Lens: VF2509 Host Adapter Card (Canon) Host Equipment (PC, etc.) Tripod Adapter VCT-ST70I XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 7: Location Of Parts And Operation

    When trigger is OFF, or software trigger is ON, a signal that indicates the exposure time is output from Screw the tripod adaptor VCT-ST70I into the four the BNC connector of the camera. screw holes when you use a tripod. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 8: Brightness

    At this time, the reference level (target point) and XCD-X710CR/X710 are the same, but these is set in the AutoExposure register. settings differ from some of those for the XCD-SX900 or XCD-X700. For details on Auto Exposure, see page 9. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 9: Absolute Control Value For The Shutter

    When this function is used, make sure the video mode is set to one of the following modes. This function is not effective in any other modes. XCD-SX910CR/SX910 Format2Mode2 (1280 × 960) 15 fps TriggerOFF Format1Mode5 (1024 × 768) XCD-X710CR/X710 30 fps TriggerOFF XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 10: Pan/tilt

    When a video mode is changed, the initial Pan/Tilt values for the mode are set. On the XCD-SX910CR/X710CR, if you set the value of Pan/Tilt to maximum, the pixels on the edge of the picture may not be output correctly.
  • Page 11: Partial Scan

    But because of the structure of the CCD, no matter how small the cut-out width is horizontally, the frame rate cannot be increased. When Partial scan mode is used, set Format7, Mode 0. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 12: Binning Mode

    XCD-SX910CR/SX910 Only the XCD-SX910CR/SX910 supports Format7, Mode3 and Mode4. XCD-SX910CR/SX910 1376 × 1024 Format7Mode3 Mono8 15/7.5 fps Mono16 7.5/3.75 fps 1024 × 1024 Format7Mode4 Mono8 15/7.5 fps Mono16 7.5/3.75 fps Partial scan is not available in these modes. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 13: Frame Rate Settings For Format 7

    The camera supports 16-bit Black & white (Monochrome) mode, but because the output of the AD converter is 10-bit, only the least significant 10 bits of the 16 bits will handle data. The upper 6 bits will be filled with zeros. 000000dd | dddddddd XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 14: White Balance (xcd-sx910cr/x710cr Only)

    Functions White Balance (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) You can adjust the R and B gain with respect to G. Shoot a white object and adjust the two gains to standardize the signal levels of R, G, and B. (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) You can adjust the G gain. Use this feature when you cannot obtain the correct white balance using the R and B gain.
  • Page 15: Command Status Register

    --------(Must be 1)-------- ----(Address used by the camera)---- NodeID F0F11000 Format7Mode0 CSR bbbbbbbb | bbnnnnnn | 11111111 | 11111111 | 11110000 | 11110000 | 00000000 | 00000000 F0F12000 Format7Mode0 CSR F0F13000 Format7Mode0 CSR (SX910CR/SX910 only) F0F14000 Format7Mode0 CSR (SX910CR/SX910 only) XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 16: Configrom

    For offset address 434h, the length of the The offset address of UnitDependentInfo is required to UnitDirectory is 3 Quadlets. UnitSpecID (00A02Dh) conforms to 1394TA standards. UnitSoftwareVersion 440h + 000001h * 4 = 444h (000102h) conforms to IIDC Standards, Version 1.30. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 17 Leaf 44ch 450h “SONY” For offset address 454h, the length of the VendorNameLeaf is 3 Quadlets. The subsequent 8 bytes are fixed at 00. After that, the four characters for “SONY” are entered. ModelNameLeaf Offset 8-15 16-23 24-31 Model 464h...
  • Page 18: Control Base Address

    XCD-SX910CR/SX910 XCD-X710CR/X710 F0F00184h 27000000h 27000000h We find video modes 2, 5, 6 and 7 of Format1 are supported. Format2 (XCD-SX910CR/SX910 only) Data Address XCD-SX910CR/SX910 XCD-X710CR/X710 F0F00188h 22000000h – We find video modes 2 and 6 of Format2 are supported. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 19: Video Modes Supported

    XCD-X710CR/X710 FrameRate Format Mode ImageSize ColorCoding 3.75 1.875 640 × 480 Mono8 – 640 × 480 Mono16 – 800 × 600 Mono8 – – 1024 × 768 Mono8 800 × 600 Mono16 – 1024 × 768 Mono16 – XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 20: Video Mode Settings

    In the device driver, after the preparations for receiving isochronous data are made, video transfer starts when the following commands are issued. Address Data F0F00614h 80000000h When the following command is issued, video transfer stops. Address Data F0F00614h 00000000h XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 21: Memory Channel Operation

    The value of Pan/Tilt depends on the video mode settings. If you change the video mode after carrying out the Save command, the value of Pan/Tilt may not be loaded correctly. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 22: Feature Controls

    3 to 1060, and absolute value control, from values 1/100,000 of a second to 17.5 seconds, set continuously. Gain Can be changed to 0 to 18 dB (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR)/0 to 24 dB (XCD-SX910/X710), subdivided in 640 steps, with approximately 0.035 dB per step.
  • Page 23: Auto Mode

    Min. 90 20-31 Max. 115 F0F0050Ch CB003424h This feature exists. (White Balance) The value can be read out. Manual setting can be selected. (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) 8-19 Min. 0 20-31 Max. 127 F0F00510h 8B1803FFh This feature exists. (Hue) The value can be read out.
  • Page 24: Gain Control

    (See page 25.) Address Data using a 32-bit time using this register. F0F00810 82000ddd Sets G Gain. floating point value. Optical Filter control (Bayer pattern selection) (XCD-SX910CR/X710CR only) Gain control Address Data Address Data F0F0088C 82000ddd Selects the Bayer pattern. F0F00820 82000ddd Sets Gain manually.
  • Page 25 Absolute value shutter control CSR offset address Address Data F0F0071C 003C025C Absolute value shutter control CSR offset The register address for absolute value shutter control is given by the following formula. F0000000h + 003C025Ch * 4 = F0F00970h XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 26: Partial Scan Operation

    Mode0 to Mode4 are available. Set the mode. Write 00000000h in F0F00604h. (Set the Mode to 0.) Obtain a CSR offset address. Read F0F002E0h. 003C4000h is returned, thus the offset address for Mode0 is F0F10000h. (F0000000h +4*003C4000h) Go to Step 2. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 27 Read F0F1007Ch. Check that Bit 8 is not set. If an error occurs, the setting was Check ErrorFlag 1. wrong. Try other settings. No error When using IIDC v.1.20, skip the Go to Step 3. procedures described in the broken line. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 28 1 frame is obtained. (The total number of bytes of the data output by the camera output = Packet size × number of packets) Setting completed. Now image transmission is ready. Send a video start command to output images. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 29: Notes On The Camera Operations

    CCD can change to the state where it can accept time in the Binning mode, take this into consideration. exposures, multiple exposures can occur, and it cannot capture the correct image. Make sure that the following conditions are met when the trigger is activated. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 30 BlockWrite operations. In Format 7 CSR, for example, BlockWrite operations are prohibited because Format 7 CSR requires a process for setting the register. However, BlockRead is possible in Format 7 CSR. XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Appendix Minimum illumination Specifications XCD-SX910CR/X710CR 20 lx (F0.95, Gain: +18 dB, G ch) Image sensor XCD-SX910/X710 XCD-SX910CR/SX910 4 lx (F0.95, Gain: +24 dB) 1/2-type progressive scan IT Brightness Adjustable transfer CCD γ = 1 (Fixed) Gamma XCD-X710CR/X710 CCD Iris ON/OFF...
  • Page 32 1024 × 768 a (16 × 16) Mono16 Not specified 512 × 384 × Mono8 50/25 fps 512 × 384 × Mono16 25/12.5 fps 1024 × 384 × Mono8 50/25 fps 1024 × 384 × Mono16 25/12.5 fps XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 33 1024 59.9 1024 59.9 1024 59.9 Frame rates are affected by exposure time. 1024 59.9 1024 59.9 1024 59.9 1024 56.1 1024 51.3 1024 47.2 1024 43.7 1024 40.8 1024 38.2 1024 35.9 1024 33.8 1024 1024 30.2 XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 34 (Hz) 1280 59.8 1280 52.0 1280 44.8 1280 39.7 1280 35.7 1280 32.5 1280 30.1 1280 27.6 1280 25.6 1280 23.6 1280 22.2 1280 20.4 1280 18.8 1280 17.5 1280 16.4 1280 15.3 XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 35: Ccd Pixel Location (top View)

    1376 1392 1434 XCD-X710CR/X710 1,077 (H) × 788 (V) Total number of pixels: Number of effective pixels: 1,034 (H) × 779 (V) 1,024 (H) × 768 (V) Number of output pixels: Pin 1 Pin 11 1024 1034 1077 XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 36: Spectral Sensitivity (relative Response) Parameters

    Appendix Spectral Sensitivity (Relative Response) Parameters (Without lens and light source parameters.) XCD-SX910/X710 1000 Wave Length [nm] XCD-SX910CR/X710CR Wave Length [nm] XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...
  • Page 37: Dimensions

    Appendix Dimensions 2-M3, depth 4 32.75 4-M2, depth 3 4-M3, depth 4 108.5 Unit: mm XCD-SX910CR/X710CR XCD-SX910/X710...

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