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Sony RM-B170 Operating Instructions Manual

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Remote Control Unit

The supplied CD-ROM includes the Operating Instructions for
the RM-B170 Remote Control Unit (English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese versions) in PDF
format.
For more details, see "Using the CD-ROM Manual" on page 30.
RM-B170
© 2012 Sony Corporation
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  • Page 1: Remote Control Unit

    Remote Control Unit Operating Instructions _____ The supplied CD-ROM includes the Operating Instructions for the RM-B170 Remote Control Unit (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see “Using the CD-ROM Manual” on page 30.
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  • Page 8 MEDIA START/STOP REC REVIEW WHITE AUTO KNEE PRESET BARS CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER DETAIL SHUTTER SHOT MARK WHITE FILTER BLACK MASTER GAIN IRIS/MB ACTIVE IRIS ACTIVE AUTO IRIS ALARM MASTER BLACK RM-B170...
  • Page 9 WHITE AUTO KNEE PRESET BARS • •...
  • Page 10 CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER DETAIL SHUTTER SHOT MARK...
  • Page 11 WHITE BLACK...
  • Page 12 IRIS/MB ACTIVE IRIS ACTIVE AUTO IRIS ALARM MASTER BLACK...
  • Page 13 MEDIA START/STOP REC REVIEW...
  • Page 14 FILTER MASTER GAIN > • •...
  • Page 15 CAMERA MONITOR EXT I/O...
  • Page 16 • • • CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER DETAIL SHUTTER SHOT MARK...
  • Page 18 CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER DETAIL SHUTTER SHOT MARK WHITE FILTER BLACK MASTER GAIN...
  • Page 24 MEDIA START/STOP REC REVIEW WHITE AUTO KNEE PRESET BARS CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER DETAIL SHUTTER CAMERA MONITOR SHOT MARK WHITE FILTER BLACK MASTER GAIN IRIS/MB ACTIVE IRIS ACTIVE AUTO IRIS ALARM MASTER BLACK RM-B170 EXT I/O...
  • Page 26 Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference The manufacturer of this product is Sony in which case the user will be required to Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, correct the interference at his own expense.
  • Page 27 Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japon. Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la sécurité des produits est Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Allemagne. Pour toute question concernant le service ou la garantie, veuillez consulter les adresses indiquées...
  • Page 28: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview ..................29 Features..................29 Using the CD-ROM Manual ............30 Preparations ................30 Reading the CD-ROM Manual ..........30 Names and Functions of Parts ............31 Operation Panel................31 Connector Panel...............37 Operating the Camera’s Menu.............38 Settings on the RM Configuration Menu ........39 Starting the RM Configuration Menu ........39 Basic Operation of the RM Configuration Menu ....40 Basic Menu ................41 Detail Menu ................43...
  • Page 29: Overview

    Parallel operation with another Features control panel When this unit is connected to a camera via The principal features of the RM-B170 are a camera control unit, the camera can be as follows: concurrently controlled from this unit and another remote control panel, such as the Operability suitable for basic MSU-1000/1500–series Master Setup Unit...
  • Page 30: Using The Cd-Rom Manual

    The files may not be displayed properly, depending on the version of Adobe Reader. The supplied CD-ROM includes the In such a case, install the latest version you Operating Instructions for the RM-B170 can download from the Adobe Systems (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Web site.
  • Page 31: Names And Functions Of Parts

    The supplied number plate can be attached Some functions are not operable for some here. connected camera models. For details, consult your Sony dealer. Red (R) tally lamp This lamp lights in red when a red tally a Tally indicators signal is supplied to the camera.
  • Page 32 b Function operation block Assignable 1 button Various functions can be assigned to this button. For the functions assignable to this button, see “Basic Menu” in “Settings on the RM Configuration Menu” (page 41). WHITE AUTO KNEE PRESET BARS AUTO KNEE button This button turns the auto knee function ON/OFF.
  • Page 33 c Function/menu operation block ECS (Extended Clear Scan) button In RM Function Operation mode, press and light this button to enable the ECS function. The current ECS frequency is displayed on CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER the adjustment value indicator and the ECS frequency can be adjusted with the DETAIL SHUTTER...
  • Page 34 In RM Configuration Menu mode, press WHITE (white balance) controls this button to check the sound volume Use these controls to adjust the white during buzzer volume adjustment. balance manually. The left control is for the R signal and the right control is for the B Adjustment value indicator signal.
  • Page 35 FULL mode: All controls from this unit are For details, see “Detail Menu” in “Settings on the RM Configuration Menu” (page 43). enabled (panel active status). Both this button and the IRIS/MB ACTIVE indicator IRIS indicator light. This indicator displays the iris setting as a f- PART mode: Controls only from the iris/ number.
  • Page 36 Press and light this button to start a rewind the combination of camera and recorder. operation. For details, consult your Sony dealer. N/X (playback/pause) button h Filter/gain operation block Press and light this button to start a playback operation.
  • Page 37: Connector Panel

    CC (color temperature conversion Connector Panel filter) select switch and indicator Use this switch to select the CC filter. Press the switch upward to change the CC filter in order and downward to change the CC filter in the reverse order. The CC indicator displays the currently selected CC filter.
  • Page 38: Operating Procedure

    If you remove the two screws and open the lid, a connector is found inside for expanded use. CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER For how to use the connector, consult your Sony DETAIL SHUTTER dealer. SHOT MARK Press and light the CHARACTER button.
  • Page 39: Settings On The Rm Configuration Menu

    To operate the Detail menu Hold the CHARACTER button and turn on the power of the RM-B170. (Connect the RM-B170 to a camera, then turn on the power of the camera. Or connect the remote control cable to the RM-B170 when the power of the camera is turned on.)
  • Page 40: Basic Operation Of The Rm Configuration Menu

    value before changing and another Basic Operation of the RM menu item is selected. Configuration Menu To continue setting of another item Repeat steps 1 to 3. CHARACTER CANCEL To exit the menu mode Press the flashing CHARACTER button. CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL...
  • Page 41: Basic Menu

    Basic Menu (A boxed value under “Setting” indicates the factory setting.) Item Item Setting Function indication (on adjustment (on MASTER value GAIN indicator) indicator) Indicator Sets the brightness of the indicators. 1 - 5 - 10 brightness A higher value makes the display brighter, and a lower value makes it darker.
  • Page 42 Item Item Setting Function indication (on adjustment (on MASTER value GAIN indicator) indicator) ASSIGN- 0 - 9 Assigns a function to the assignable 2 button. ABLE 2 0: NO ASSIGN (no function assigned) 1: MW GAIN (adjusting the master white gain) 2: KNEE (turning ON/OFF and performing the master knee point adjustment)
  • Page 43: Detail Menu

    Detail Menu (A boxed value under “Setting” indicates the factory setting.) Item Item Setting Function indication (on adjustment (on MASTER value GAIN indicator) indicator) WHITE Selects the control mode of the WHITE REL , AbS VR CTRL controls. REL: Relative mode AbS: Absolute mode WHITE Selects the adjustment range of the...
  • Page 44 Item Item Setting Function indication (on adjustment (on MASTER value GAIN indicator) indicator) IRIS OFF , On Selects if the minimum and maximum AUTO values of the adjustment range of the RANGE IRIS control in Absolute mode are to be set automatically according to the lens file data.
  • Page 45 Item Item Setting Function indication (on adjustment (on MASTER value GAIN indicator) indicator) FOCUS PEr , dIS Selects the display form of the focus position. PEr:Percent dIS: Distance VERSION VS (display only) Displays the software version. CLEAR Resets all the settings made by the RM no , yES Configuration menu to the default settings (factory settings).
  • Page 46: Specifications

    BARS CHARACTER MENU DISPLAY CANCEL ENTER DETAIL SHUTTER CAMERA MONITOR SHOT MARK WHITE FILTER BLACK MASTER GAIN IRIS/MB ACTIVE IRIS ACTIVE AUTO IRIS ALARM MASTER BLACK RM-B170 56 (2 M2.6 Depth=4 mm, Thread (4) EXT I/O Unit: mm (inches) Specifications...
  • Page 47 Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Note 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 ON ACCOUNT...
  • Page 48 Printed in China...