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PROFESSIONAL DISC RECORDER
PDW-HD1500
The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-HD1500 Professional Disc Recorder
(English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format.
For more details, see "Using the CD-ROM Manual" on page 13.
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition
[English]

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC RECORDER PDW-HD1500 The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-HD1500 Professional Disc Recorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see “Using the CD-ROM Manual” on page 13. OPERATION MANUAL...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions • Read these instructions. • Keep these instructions. • Heed all warnings. • Follow all instructions. • Do not use this apparatus near water. • Clean only with dry cloth. • Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 3 CAUTION Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. WARNING Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. This Professional Disc Recorder is classified as a CLASS 1 In order to use this product safely, avoid prolonged listening at LASER PRODUCT.
  • Page 4 Afin de réduire les risques d’incendie ou For the customers in Europe d’électrocution, ne pas exposer cet The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Afin d’écarter tout risque d’électrocution,...
  • Page 5 Pour les clients en Europe Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japon. Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la sécurité des produits est Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Allemagne.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview Features..................10 Features of this unit ................10 System Configurations ..............12 Using the CD-ROM Manual ............13 Preparations ..................13 Reading the CD-ROM manual ............13 Chapter 2 Names and Functions of Parts Front Panel ..................
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Notes on handling ................43 Write-protecting discs................44 Loading and unloading a disc .............. 44 Formatting a disc ................. 44 Chapter 4 Recording and Playback Recording..................45 Carrying out recording................. 45 Recording with the HDSDI remote control function......46 Handling of discs when recording does not end normally (salvage functions)..................
  • Page 8 Chapter 6 File Operations Overview..................72 Directory structure................72 File operation restrictions ..............73 Assigning user-defined clip titles ............75 Assigning user-defined clip and clip list names........76 File Access Mode File Operations ..........78 Making FAM connections..............78 Operating on files ................78 Exiting file operations .................
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ................119 Using PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software........121 Using UMID Data................122 Trademarks and Licenses ............124 MPEG-4 visual patent portfolio license ..........124 MPEG-2 video patent portfolio license ..........124 About ICG (Independent JPEG Group)..........124 Character display software “iType”........... 124 Glossary ..................
  • Page 10: Chapter 1 Overview

    SD signals and For these applications, it can be connected to Sony then output as SDSDI or composite signals. This allows nonlinear editors, monitors, and video equipment with you to use SD nonlinear editors and monitors for editing HDSDI interfaces via its standard HDSDI I/O connectors.
  • Page 11 High-speed searches with the jog and shuttle Tiltable front panel dials The front panel is tiltable for easy rack-mount and desktop The jog and shuttle dials can be used to find scenes inside operation. You can adjust the panel to the angle that makes clips, in the same way as the jog and shuttle dials on the buttons easiest to use.
  • Page 12: System Configurations

    System Configurations DIGITAL AUDIO (AES/EBU) Professional Discs OUT/IN PDW-700 ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT/INPUT • PFD23/23A • PFD50DLA HKDV-900 HKDV-900 video control unit PDW-1500 Sony BP-L/-GL-series battery SDSDI HDSDI OUTPUT VIDEO INPUT CONTROL BKP-L551 battery EJECT adaptor RM-280 editing REMOTE controller PUSH SET(S.SEL)
  • Page 13: Using The Cd-rom Manual

    Adobe Reader. In such a case, install the latest version you can download from the URL mentioned in “Preparations” above. Note If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase a new one to replace it. Contact your Sony service representative. Using the CD-ROM Manual...
  • Page 14: Chapter 2 Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts Chapter Front Panel The names and symbols of buttons and knobs on the front Orange: Function when the button is operated with the panel are color coded according to function. SHIFT button held down. White: Function when the button or knob is operated Blue: Function related to thumbnail operations.
  • Page 15 A Audio level adjustment section Note While the ACCESS indicator is lit, do not turn off the 1 CH-1/ALL CH, CH-2 to CH-4 adjustment knobs POWER switch on the rear panel or disconnect the power cord. This could lead to a loss of data from the disc. CH-1 CH-3 c Remote control switch...
  • Page 16 a V/MARK1 button and v/MARK2 button b VAR/JOG button When the THUMBNAIL indicator (see page 17) is lit, you Press this button, turning it on, to perform variable can use these for thumbnail selection. playback with the shuttle dial or jog playback with the jog The V/MARK1 and v/MARK2 buttons can be pressed dialog.
  • Page 17: Menu Button

    MENU 422-1080 50Mbps 8CH-24BIT REC INHI RESET DEFAULT CNTR SEL RM-i.LINK f THUMBNAIL button and indicator CHAPTER REPEAT RETURN PDW-HD1500 001/001 000:00 TCG SET SHTL/JOG 59.94i HD422-1080 50Mbps 8CH-24BIT HD-SDI INPUT EXPAND REM:020 VITC VITC INT-PRESET R-RUN To carry out a thumbnail search or create a clip list in the...
  • Page 18: Play Button

    i SHIFT button Switches between functions for any button with two 1 PREV button functions. 2 PLAY button 3 NEXT button j PAGE/HOME button 4 STOP button When pressed alone functions as the PAGE switching 5 REC button button. When pressed together with the SHIFT button, functions as the HOME button.
  • Page 19: Display Window

    422-1080 2 Function menu 50Mbps 8CH-24BIT REC INHI 7 System information DEFAULT CNTR SEL RM-i.LINK 3 Clip information REPEAT PDW-HD1500 001/001 000:00 TCG SET 59.94i HD422-1080 50Mbps 8CH-24BIT HD-SDI INPUT SHTL/JOG REM:020 VITC VITC INT-PRESET R-RUN 4 Recording format 12 : 34 : 47 :...
  • Page 20 HD-SDI HD-SDI c Clip information Displays clip information. All remaining clips or clip list playback time Total number of clips recorded on disc PDW-HD1500 001/001 000:00 F Level bar Number of current clip E Reference level Clip name D Audio channel...
  • Page 21: Disc Information

    • When VITC is red in playback mode. (This has no C Video format: Displays the video format and bitrate of relations to the display in the time data display section.) the clips recorded on the disc. • When VITC is being recorded, and when VITC is D Audio format: Displays the audio format of the clips recorded in E-E mode after recording starts because...
  • Page 22 h Reference signal This displays the type of reference signal to which this unit is synchronizing. When there is no display, the unit is synchronizing to the internal reference signal. INPUT: Input video HD REF: HD-format reference signal SD REF: SD-format reference signal i Video input display This displays the currently selected video input signal.
  • Page 23: Rear Panel

    (D-sub 9-pin) with an impedance of 75 ohms. To control this unit from a controller or VTR supporting the RS-422A Sony 9-pin VTR protocol, connect the device (network) connector to this connector. This is a 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T connector for network connection.
  • Page 24 a Power (main power) switch CAUTION Press the : side to power on the unit. Press the a side to For safety, do not connect the connector for peripheral power off. device wiring that might have excessive voltage to this When using the unit, normally leave the POWER switch in port.
  • Page 25 These output HDSDI format video/audio signals. The monitored channel is selected with MONITR L and When editing with two PDW-HD1500 units, connect a MONITR R on page P2 AUDIO of the function menu. cable between these connectors on the player unit and the HDSDI INPUT connector on the recorder unit.
  • Page 26 b TIME CODE OUT connector (BNC type) This outputs the following timecode, depending on the operating state of this unit. During playback: playback timecode During recording: the timecode from the internal timecode generator or the timecode input to the TIME CODE IN connector.
  • Page 27: Chapter 3 Preparations

    Preparations Chapter For details on charging battery packs, refer to the Preparing Power Sources operation manual for the battery charger. Notes about battery usage • Before using the batteries, be sure to charge them fully This unit can be powered by AC power, DC power, or a with the special battery charger.
  • Page 28: Initial Setup

    Initial Setup This unit is shipped with the area of use, system frequency, recording format, and current date and time still unset. Therefore, you need to make initial setup settings before using the unit. (You cannot use the unit without setting it BP-GL65/GL95 up.) Once the unit has been set up, the settings are retained even...
  • Page 29 RETURN RETURN I N I TI AL S ET UP I NIT IA L S ETU P S Y S T EM F RE QU EN CY SE LE CT P ush F 5(S AV E) Key !! 10 80 /5 0i I N C/ DE C : C TR L.
  • Page 30: Front Panel Tilt Mechanism

    To return the front panel to its original Note location To use PDZ-1 requires the PDW-HD1500 IP address and Unlock the front panel by first pulling it out to the 40- other network-related settings to be made beforehand. degree step, and then pulling it out further. With the front panel unlocked, push it back in to return it to its original For details of the network-related settings, see “To change...
  • Page 31: Connections For Cut Editing

    The following shows an example of a FAM (file access Setup menu item 257 NETWORK ENABLE: net mode) connection. Connecting three PDW-HD1500 units to a laptop computer via a LAN. Note The PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software must be installed in PDW-HD1500 advance.
  • Page 32 1: 75Ω coaxial cable (not supplied) HD video monitor 2: 9-pin remote control cable (not supplied) To HDSDI input connector HDSDI OUTPUT 2 (SUPER) PDW-HD1500 POWER AC IN DC IN 12V= (this unit, player) REMOTE ANALOG AUDIO INPUT ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT AUDIO MONITOR REF.VIDEO...
  • Page 33 1: 75Ω coaxial cable (not supplied) HD video monitor 2: 9-pin remote control cable (not supplied) To HDSDI input connector HDSDI OUTPUT 2 (SUPER) PDW-HD1500 (this unit, player) POWER AC IN DC IN 12V= REMOTE ANALOG AUDIO INPUT ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT AUDIO MONITOR REF.VIDEO...
  • Page 34: Using The Editing Functions Of The Recorder (controlling Through Remote (9p) Connector

    The following figure shows an example of connections for pool coverage, with the PDW-700 Professional Disc Camcorder connected. HDSDI OUTPUT2 PDW-HD1500 (SUPER) (this unit, player) PDW-HD1500 (this unit) PDW-700 POWER AC IN DC IN 12V= REMOTE ANALOG AUDIO INPUT ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT AUDIO MONITOR REF.VIDEO...
  • Page 35: Synchronization Reference Signals

    Synchronization reference signals The synchronization reference signal generator of this unit setting of OUT REF on page P5 REF of the function menu, synchronizes to a reference signal input to the REF. and on the type of the selected input signal. Video output VIDEO INPUT connector or to a video input signal.
  • Page 36: Setting Timecode

    VAR/JOG CH-2 CH-4 RESET Set RUN MODE on page P4 TC to FREE and DF/ DEFAULT CNTR SEL RM-i.LINK CHAPTER REPEAT PDW-HD1500 001/001 000:00 RETURN TCG SET 59.94i HD422-1080 8CH-24BIT HD-SDI INPUT SHTL/JOG EXPAND NDF to DF (in 59.94i mode only).
  • Page 37 out steps 2 to 5. Settings are made in hexadecimal (0-9, Executing either of these procedures starts the internal A-F). timecode generator running in synchronization with the You can record ID codes in user bits. external timecode generator. Once the internal timecode generator is synchronized with the external timecode generator, the internal timecode To record timecode that follows generator continues to run even if the external timecode...
  • Page 38: Superimposed Text Information

    a Type of time data Superimposed Text Display Meaning Information Counter data TC reader time code TC reader user bits data The video signal output from the COMPOSITE OUTPUT TCR. VITC reader time code 2 (SUPER) connector, SDSDI OUTPUT 2 (SUPER) UBR.
  • Page 39 To display playback condition marks, set setup menu item Display Operation mode 012 CONDITION DISPLAY ON VIDEO MONITOR to Block A Block B “ena”, and set setup menu item 005 DISPLAY NEXT Cuing up to the first frame of the INFORMATION SELECT to “T&sta”.
  • Page 40: Basic Operations Of The Function Menu

    PB/EE MENU 422-1080 50Mbps 8CH-24BIT REC INHI RESET DEFAULT CNTR SEL RM-i.LINK CHAPTER REPEAT RETURN PDW-HD1500 001/001 000:00 TCG SET SHTL/JOG 59.94i HD422-1080 50Mbps 8CH-24BIT HD-SDI INPUT EXPAND REM:020 VITC VITC INT-PRESET R-RUN 12 : 34 : 47 : PAGE...
  • Page 41: Function Menu Settings

    Item Setting Function menu settings F2: VID. PROC Selects the method used to control the internal video signal processor and make The following tables list the setting items on each page and related settings. describe their setting values. Underlined values are the LOCAL: Use the function menu to factory defaults.
  • Page 42 Item Setting Item Setting F2: A2 INPUT Selects the audio input signal to assign F2: A4 INPUT Selects the audio input signal to assign to audio channel 2. to audio channel 4. SDI: Audio signal embeded into SDI SDI: Audio signal embeded into SDI signal signal ANALOG2: Analog 2 audio signal...
  • Page 43: Handling Discs

    VITC: Display VITC. • PFD23 (capacity 23.3 GB) • PFD23A (capacity 23.3 GB) P5 REF page • PFD50DLA (capacity 50.0 GB) 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Item Setting F1: OUT REF Selects the reference signal for the Notes output signals of this unit.
  • Page 44: Write-protecting Discs

    Care of the discs Formatting a disc • Remove dust and dirt on the outside of a cartridge using a soft dry cloth. Unused discs are formatted automatically when they are • If condensation forms, allow ample time to dry before loaded into this unit.
  • Page 45: Recording

    Recording and Playback Chapter Carrying out recording Recording One recording segment (from the start to the end of recording) is called a “clip”. This section describes video and audio recording on the unit. See “Clips” (page 63) for more information about clips. see page 40 “Basic Operations of the Function Menu”...
  • Page 46: Recording With The Hdsdi Remote Control Function

    • The maximum number of clips that can be recorded is Recording with the HDSDI remote 300. If the loaded disc already contains 300 clips, control function recording with the REC button is not possible. (The message “MAX # Clips” appears in the time data display This section explains the settings required for recording in area.) •...
  • Page 47: Handling Of Discs When Recording Does Not End Normally (salvage Functions)

    • This operation cannot be cancelled once it begins. You are prompted to execute a full salvage whenever • When recording on the PDW-HD1500 does not end you insert a disc that was removed manually from a successfully, you can use another XDCAM system powered off device after interruption of recording by to perform a full salvage of the disc.
  • Page 48: Playback

    is not the same as the recording settings of this unit. In this Playback case, the playback position can be saved to the disc. To specify the frame to use as the This section describes playback of video and audio on the thumbnail image unit.
  • Page 49 You can also delete and modify essence marks from the Thumbnail Menu of the chapter thumbnail screen (see EJECT page 58). PUSH SET(S.SEL) MARK1 ACCESS CH-1 CH-3 Playback in jog mode MENU MARK2 SHTL/JOG ALL CH VAR/JOG CH-2 CH-4 RESET In jog mode, you can control the speed of playback by the CHAPTER RETURN...
  • Page 50: Playback Operations Using Thumbnails

    Press the VAR/JOG button, turning it on. EJECT Turn the shuttle dial to the desired angle corresponding to the desired playback speed. PUSH SET(S.SEL) MARK1 ACCESS CH-1 CH-3 Playback in variable-speed mode starts. MENU MARK2 SHTL/JOG ALL CH VAR/JOG CH-2 CH-4 RESET CHAPTER...
  • Page 51: Overview

    User Interface Operations Chapter Overview EJECT MARK1 PUSH SET(S.SEL) ACCESS You can perform scene searches, play the searched scenes, CH-1 CH-3 and select scenes (edit clip list) in the user interface MENU MARK2 SHTL/JOG ALL CH VAR/JOG CH-2 CH-4 screens. The user interface screens are your gateways to RESET CHAPTER RETURN...
  • Page 52: Information And Controls In Thumbnail Screens

    c Clip number/total number of clips Indicator Screen Displays the total number of clips on the disc, and the number of the selected clip. Clip Clip list Clip Clip list thumbnail thumbnail playback playback screen screen screen screen d Scrollbar THUMBNAIL Unlit Unlit...
  • Page 53 f Total duration page 59). The factory default selection is the timecode of the first frame or the timecode of the thumbnail frame. Displays the total duration of all sub clips in the clip list. e Lock icon Expand thumbnail screen This icon appears when the clip is locked (protected) (see page 61).
  • Page 54 Essence mark thumbnail screen Note Shot marks can be set during recording and playback. They can be deleted and moved. Rec Start essence marks are set automatically at the start of Shot Mark1 001/029 recording. They cannot be deleted or moved. TC 00:23:02:00 TC 00:24:45:25 TC 00:25:07:01...
  • Page 55: Displaying Menus

    Shortcut operations should be done with no menu Displaying menus displayed. Thumbnail Menu submenus To display the Thumbnail Menu • The Thumbnail Search Menu contains the basic commands for thumbnail searches. To display the Thumbnail Menu, press the MENU button •...
  • Page 56: Thumbnail Screen Operations

    • Press the PREV or NEXT button. Clip list thumbnail screen • With the SHIFT button held down, press the PREV or NEXT button (to move to the first or last item). Clip List:E0001 002/013 • With the SHIFT button held down, press the V/MARK1 or v/MARK2 button (to move to the previous or next TC 00:00:00:00 TC 00:00:04:14...
  • Page 57: Thumbnail Operations

    The thumbnail at the position indicated in the small Thumbnail Operations popup window appears in a thumbnail screen like the following You can use thumbnail screens to display clip information Expand 007/235 and to find, protect, and delete clips. The thumbnails provide visual confirmation of these and other operations.
  • Page 58 thumbnails. This function allows you to quickly review the In the clip thumbnail screen, select the thumbnail of a selected clip or segment and to search efficiently for a clip with chapters set. target scene. The “S” mark appears on the thumbnails of clips with chapters set.
  • Page 59: Playing The Scene You Have Found

    Select Move Shot Mark. • Press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob to cue up the position of the selected thumbnail. The Move Shot Mark screen is displayed. • The PLAY button starts playback from the selected frame. 0002/0002 Move Shot Mark : ShotMark2 Selecting the information displayed on thumbnails You can select the information to be displayed at the...
  • Page 60: Checking Clip Properties

    Note Expand 001/012 You can only change index pictures from the clip thumbnail screen. The thumbnails shown in the clip list Set Index Picture TC 00:01:35:17 TC 00:01:38:00 TC 00:01:36:14 TC 00:01:36:27 thumbnail screen, the expand thumbnail screen, and the chapter thumbnail screen cannot be changed.
  • Page 61: Locking (write-protecting) Clips

    1) Titles can be displayed in Japanese when the area of use (UC/J A message appears asking you to confirm locking all MODEL SELECT) (see page 28) of this unit is set to “J” (for clips. Japan). To display the properties of the previous or the Select OK to lock all clips or Cancel to cancel it, and next clip then press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob.
  • Page 62 To delete all clips Notes • Clips cannot be deleted when the write inhibit tab of the Display the Disc Menu. disc is set to the recording disabled position, or when REC INHI in HOME page of the function menu is set to Select “Lock or Delete All Clips”, and then select “Delete All Clips”.
  • Page 63: Scene Selection (clip List Editing)

    Scene Selection (Clip List Clip List:"Edit Test No.2" 001/034 Editing) TC 00:00:00:00 TC 00:00:21:27 TC 00:4:06:00 TC 00:04:13:14 TC 00:04:35:12 TC 00:04:57:10 TC 00:05:19:08 TC 00:05:41:05 What is scene selection? Scene selection is a function which allows you to select TC 00:06:03:03 TC 00:06:25:00 TC 00:06:46:27...
  • Page 64: Editing Clip Lists

    Add Sub Clip 017/035 Unit memory Current clip list t Clip list playback Can be edited (adding, deleting, and and thumbnail TC 00:30:25:11 TC 00:30:40:13 TC 01:01:28:25 TC 00:09:43:14 reordering sub clips) display SAVE LOAD TC 00:24:24:29 TC 00:24:34:27 TC 00:24:46:22 TC 00:24:56:24 Disc 00:13:48:24...
  • Page 65 To add clips from the playback window (quick insertion) Add Sub Clip 017/035 This method allows you to decide the range to use and add that range as a sub clip while viewing the video. It does not TC 00:30:25:11 TC 00:30:40:13 TC 01:01:28:25 TC 00:09:43:14...
  • Page 66 Select Move Sub Clips, and then press the PUSH To display a list of In and Out point operations that SET(S.SEL) knob. you can perform Press the MENU button. The Clip List (Move) screen appears. When you find the point that you want to make the start point, select “IN”...
  • Page 67 Repeat steps 1 to 4 as required. To recall the preset time code Select Recall Preset TC in the Thumbnail Menu, and Save the clip list (see page 67). then press the PUSH SET (S.SEL) knob. Press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob. To play the clip list OK is selected.
  • Page 68: Managing Clip Lists

    To save under the same name See page 56 for more information about thumbnail screen The following procedure saves the current clip list under operations. its current name (the name that appears in the clip list thumbnail screen). In the clip list thumbnail screen, display the Disc Menu.
  • Page 69: Disc Operations

    In the clip list thumbnail screen, display the Disc Disc Operations Menu. Select Settings, and then press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob. Checking disc properties Select Sort Clip List, and then press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob. See page 56 for more information about thumbnail screen operations.
  • Page 70 Format Disc All Clips, Clip Lists and Non-AV Data (General Files) will be Deleted. Format OK? Cancel Select OK, and then press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob. To cancel the format Select Cancel, and then press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob. To continue by formatting another disc Exchange the disc, select OK, and then press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob.
  • Page 71: Shortcut List

    Shortcut List You can access many functions from the keyboard, Note without displaying a menu (shortcut operations). The same shortcut may access different functions, Shortcuts are available for the following functions. The depending on the screen that is active when it is executed. plus sign (+) indicates that one button is held down while another is pressed, for example “SHIFT + RESET/ RETURN”.
  • Page 72: Chapter 6 File Operations

    File Operations Chapter Overview root INDEX.XML A remote computer can be connected to this unit and used ALIAS.XML to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data DISCMETA.XML files, such as video and audio data files. There are two ways to connect a remote computer. MEDIAPRO.XML •...
  • Page 73: File Operation Restrictions

    File operation restrictions This section explains which operations are possible on Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the end of files stored in each directory. the file. When required, the following operation tables distinguish Partial read: Read only a part of the data in the file. reading and writing from partial reading and writing.
  • Page 74 Note Directories cannot be created in the Clip directory. Edit directory File name Content Operations Read/Partial read Write/Partial write Rename Create Delete Clip list file E01.SMI *: 0001 to 0099 Metadata file generated M01.XML automatically when E*E01.SMI file is created. *: 0001 to 0099 Other files Files other than the above...
  • Page 75: Assigning User-defined Clip Titles

    • File names and directory names can use letters, numbers, Turn the PUSH SET (S.SEL) knob to select “on”, and and symbols from the Unicode 2.0 (UTF-8) character press the knob. set. The clip title naming screen appears. However, the following control characters and symbols cannot be used.
  • Page 76: Assigning User-defined Clip And Clip List Names

    The title of the selected clip appears at the upper left of the • The following names should be avoided. screen. - Clips: C5000.MXF to C9999.MXF - Clip lists: E0001.SMI to E0099.SMI See “Thumbnail Operations” (page 57) for more To assign clip names on this unit information about the thumbnail screen.
  • Page 77 The name of the selected clip appears at the upper left of RETURN the screen. I TE M- 0 36 SELECT F IL E NA M IN G See “Thumbnail Operations” (page 57) for more information about the thumbnail screen. N A M IN G FO R M - C* ** * A U T O NA MI N G...
  • Page 78: File Access Mode File Operations

    Making FAM connections File Access Mode File Operations If there is a disc loaded in this unit, put the unit into the following state. • Recording, playback, search and other disc File access mode operating environment operations (see page 45): Stopped •...
  • Page 79: Exiting File Operations

    • Double click. • Right click, and select the “Safely Remove Hardware”. The “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-HD1500 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click “Stop”. The “Stop a Hardware device” dialog appears. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-HD1500 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device”...
  • Page 80: Ftp File Operations

    Enter the password and press the Enter key. FTP connections between this unit and a remote computer can be made with either of the following. The password is set to “pdw-hd1500” when the unit is • The command prompt shipped from the factory.
  • Page 81: Command List

    Specifies the data structure. Command syntax: PASS <SP> <password> <CRLF> Command syntax: STRU <SP> <structure-code> Input example: PASS pdw-hd1500 <CRLF> QUIT <structure-code> can be any of the following. However, Terminates the FTP connection. If a file is being for XDCAM, the structure is always “F”, regardless of the...
  • Page 82 Input example: MODE S STOR Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the specified path on the remote computer to the current directory on this unit. LIST Depending on the type of file transferred, the following Sends a list of files from this unit to the remote computer. files are created.
  • Page 83 Command syntax: DELE <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> NOOP Input example: DELE Clip/C0099.MXF Does nothing except return a response. (Used to check whether this unit is running.) Command syntax: NOOP <CRLF> STAT Sends information about properties of the specified file, or about data transfer status, from this unit to the remote computer.
  • Page 84 • 0: Initial state, or no disc is loaded. Note • 1: File system mount is OK. In the Command syntax, <SP> means a space, entered by • 3: File system mount is not OK. pressing the space bar, and <CRLF> means a new line, Command syntax: SITE FSTS <CRLF>...
  • Page 85: Recording Continuous Time Code With Fam And Ftp Connections

    Input example: SITE CHMOD 444 Clip/C0001.MXF Recording Continuous (Lock clip C0001.MXF) Time Code With FAM and FTP Connections When you are connected to the unit by FAM or FTP, you can create new clips with time code that is continuous with the time code of the last frame of the last clip on the disc.
  • Page 86: Chapter 7 Menus

    Menus Chapter Menu System Setup Menu Configuration The setup menu system of this unit comprises the basic setup menu and extended setup menu. The settings for this unit use the following menus. • Basic menu Setup menu This menu is used to make settings relating, for example, The setup menu system of this unit comprises the basic to the following.
  • Page 87: Items In The Basic Menu

    Item group Function Refer to page 94 Items Settings relating to the remote 200 to 299 control interface page 94 Items Settings relating to editing 300 to 399 operations page 95 Items Settings relating to preroll 400 to 499 page 95 Items Settings relating to disc 500 to 599...
  • Page 88 Item number Item name Settings DISPLAY INFORMATION Determine the kind of text information to be output from the COMPOSITE SELECT OUTPUT 2 (SUPER) connector, the SDSDI OUTPUT 2 (SUPER) connector, or the HDSDI OUTPUT 2 (SUPER) connector. off (display off): Do not output text information. T&sta (time data &...
  • Page 89 Item number Item name Settings ALARM DISPLAY Select whether to display alarm messages. off: Do not display alarm messages. (However, certain important alarms are displayed.) limit (on (limited)): Display only a minimum number of alarm messages. on: Display all alarm messages. For details about alarm message display conditions, see “Alarms”...
  • Page 90: Basic Menu Operations

    Item number Item name Settings Specify whether to allow user definition of the titles assigned to clips. CLIP TITLE NAMING SELECT off: Do not allow assignment. on: Allow assignment. See “Assigning user-defined clip titles” (page 75) for more information about Sub-item assigning titles.
  • Page 91 REC INHI 8CH-24BIT VAR/JOG CH-2 CH-4 screen. RESET DEFAULT CNTR SEL RM-i.LINK CHAPTER REPEAT RETURN PDW-HD1500 001/001 000:00 TCG SET SHTL/JOG 59.94i HD422-1080 50Mbps 8CH-24BIT HD-SDI INPUT EXPAND VITC REM:020 VITC INT-PRESET R-RUN PUSH • When turned clockwise or VARIABLE KEY INHI...
  • Page 92: Items In The Extended Menu

    To return a particular setting to its factory default Example: Setting screen display when item 005 DISPLAY INFORMATION SELECT is selected setting In the screen that selects the setting of that item, press the RESET/RETURN button. I T E M - 0 0 5 For example, proceed as follows to return the 005 D I S P L A Y I N F O R M A T I O N DISPLAY INFORMATION SELECT item to its default...
  • Page 93 • Item names are the names which appear on an external • The values in the Settings columns are the values which monitor to which the output of the COMPOSITE appear in the time data display section. (The values may OUTPUT 2 (SUPER) connector, the SDSDI OUTPUT 2 appear in a different format on an external monitor.
  • Page 94 Menu items in the 100s, relating to the control panels Item number Item name Settings AUDIO VOLUME Select whether each of the CH-1/ALL CH, CH-2 to CH-4 adjustment knobs on the control panel is effective to control the audio recording level and playback level on each channel or the CH-1/ALL CH adjustment knob alone functions as a master control to control the audio level on all channels together.
  • Page 95 Menu items in the 300s, relating to editing operations Item number Item name Settings DIGITAL AUDIO PB PROCESS ON Select the treatment of audio playback at edit points. EDIT POINT cut: Carry out a cut (possibly resulting in audio discontinuities at the edit point).
  • Page 96 Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code, metadata, and UMID Item number Item name Settings VITC POSITION SEL-2 Select a line into which to insert VITC signals for IMX recording signals and DVCAM playback signals. 12 H (12 line)... 18 H (18 line)... 20 H (20 line) (in 59.94i mode) 9 H (9 line)...
  • Page 97 Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code, metadata, and UMID Item number Item name Settings UMID SD VANC LINE Select the line in which UMID is output when menu item 651 is set to “on”. 12 H (12 line), 13 H (13 line), 15 H (15 line), 16 H (16 line), 17 H (17 line), 18 H (18 line), 19 H (19 line) (59.94i mode) 9 H (9 line), 10 H (10 line), 12 H (12 line), 13 H (13 line), 14 H (14 line), 15 H (15 line), 16 H (16 line), 17 H (17 line), 18 H (18 line) (50i...
  • Page 98 Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control Item number Item name Settings BLANK LINE SELECT Switch blanking of the video output signal on or off for individual lines in the vertical blanking interval. Sub-item The Y/C signal and odd/even fields are blanked simultaneously. ALL LINE - - -: Specify the blanking for each line separately.
  • Page 99 Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control Item number Item name Settings CHROMA PHASE CONTROL Adjust the chroma phase. –128 to 0 to 127 SETUP LEVEL (59.94i mode)/ Adjust the setup level (black level). BLACK LEVEL (50i mode) –272 to 0 to 272 SYSTEM PHASE SYNC Adjust the output signal sync phase.
  • Page 100 Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control Item number Item name Settings MASTER LEVEL (HD) Adjust the high-definition video signal output from the HDSDI OUTPUT 1, 2 (SUPER) connectors. This adjusts the Y, PB, and PR levels simultaneously. –2048 to 0 to 846 Y LEVEL (HD) Adjust the Y level of the high-definition video signal output from the...
  • Page 101 Menu items in the 800s, relating to audio control Item number Item name Settings ANALOG LINE OUTPUT SELECT Select the analog audio signals (tracks 1 to 8) to be assigned to audio output channels 1 and 2. tr1/2: Tracks 1 and 2 assigned to audio output channels 1 and 2. tr3/4: Tracks 3 and 4 assigned to audio output channels 1 and 2.
  • Page 102: Extended Menu Operations

    Menu items in the 900s, relating to digital process Item number Item name Settings SD-SDI H-ANC CONTROL Select whether to add information to the SDI output. Sub-item AUDIO 5CH-8CH off: Do not add digital audio data channels 5 to 8. on: Add digital audio data channels 5 to 8.
  • Page 103 M A I N T E N A N C E M E N U M 0 : C H E C K M 1 : A D J U S T M 2 : S E R V I C E S U P P O R T M 3 : O T H E R S M 4 : S E T U P M A I N E N A N C E M 5 : N E T W O R K...
  • Page 104: Maintenance Menu

    Maintenance Menu Items in the maintenance menu The following tables show the items in the maintenance • The values in the Settings columns are the values which menu. appear in the time data display area. (The values may • Item names are the names which appear on the video appear in a different format on an external monitor.
  • Page 105 M4: SETUP MAINTENANCE: items relating to the setup menu Item Setting M40: EXTENDED MENU Select whether to display the extended menu. DISABLE: Do not display. ENABLE: Display. M41: SETUP CUSTOMIZE Select whether to enable the customization function of the setup menu. M46: MENU M461: MENU Displays the status of the menu bank where the current menu settings are stored.
  • Page 106: Maintenance Menu Operations

    M5: NETWORK: items relating to network settings Item Setting M53: DEFAULT GATEWAY Set the default gateway. PRESET 000.000.000.000 Note When DHCP is set to “ENABLE”, it is not possible to set the default gateway. M54: LINK SPEED Set the communications speed. AUTO, 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1000Mbps M55: DUPLEX Set the communications method.
  • Page 107 Use the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob or the V/MARK1 To set the IP address and v/MARK2 buttons to select the required item, First set DHCP to “DISABLE” (see the previous section, then press the PUSH SET(S.SEL) knob or the “When the IP address is assigned automatically”). SELECT function button (F2).
  • Page 108: Appendix

    If it appears, wait until it disappears before inserting a In the event of operating problems disc. If you should experience problems with the unit, contact a Sony service representative. About the LCD panel Use and storage locations LCD panels are manufactured with extremely high Store in a level, ventilated place.
  • Page 109: Periodic Maintenance

    Use the information as a guide in scheduling periodic maintenance. For periodic maintenance, consult a Sony service representative. Display modes of the digital hours meter H01: OPERATION mode Displays the total number of hours the unit has been powered on in units of 1 hour.
  • Page 110 H15: LOADING COUNTER mode (resettable) Display the total number of times disc has been loaded in the unit. The count is resettable. H17: SEEK RUNNING 1 mode (resettable) Same as H13. Of the two optical heads, this shows the cumulative seek operation time for the other optical head in units of hours.
  • Page 111: Troubleshooting

    INVALID SETTINGS SELECTED IN SETUP MENU. page 92). If the same message appears after SET ITEMS IN THE SETUP MENU TO THE you reset the settings, contact a Sony service APPROPRIATE VALUES. CONTACT SERVICE representative. IF THIS ALARM APPEARS AGAIN AFTER ABOVE PROCEDURE.
  • Page 112 Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section ILL. Disc! IRREGULAR DISC IS USED. Use a Professional Disc. USE PROFESSIONAL DISC. CLIP SALVAGE WAS NOT COMPLETED. See “Handling of discs when recording does not end Salvage NG! normally (salvage functions)”...
  • Page 113 Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section DISC END. This appears if you press the NEXT button or conduct Disc End! a forward high-speed search when the unit is stopped at the end of the disc. Use reverse search or playback instead.
  • Page 114 Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section CLIP LIST IS NOT SELECTED. This appears when you press the SUB CLIP/ No SEL List DISC MENU button while the clip list on the disc is not loaded into the current clip list.
  • Page 115 During recording and editing operations Alarm message in time Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section INPUT SIGNAL FREQUENCY IS NOT This appears when an input signal does not match Input Sig!” THE SAME AS THE SYSTEM SETUP. the system frequency of this unit.
  • Page 116: During Playback

    During playback Alarm message in time data Alarm message in monitor video Description/action display section section DISC CANNOT BE PLAYED BACK. This appears when the system frequency of this 525/60 Disc USE DISC WITH HD 50I or HD 25P unit does not match that of the loaded disc. RECORDING.
  • Page 117 During thumbnail search, scene selection, and clip list operations Alarm message in monitor Description/action video section CANNOT EXPAND CLIP The clip cannot be expanded into more blocks. ANY FURTHER. This appears when the EXPAND button is pressed when the number of block is maximum, or when the duration of an expanded thumbnail is 1 frame.
  • Page 118: Error Messages

    Alarm message in monitor video Description/action data display section section FAN Stopped FAN MOTOR STOPPED. Contact a Sony service representative. DR-FAN Stop DRIVE FAN MOTOR STOPPED. Note The unit will not stop operating, but if you continue to High TEMP! HIGH TEMPERATURE.
  • Page 119: Specifications

    Proxy video MPEG-4 Specifications Audio MPEG HD 422: 24 bits, 48 kHz, 8 channels Proxy audio A-law 8 bits, 8 kHz, 8 channels General Recording/playback times PFD23/PFD23A discs External dimensions (w/h/d, excluding projections) Approx. 43 minutes 210×132×396 mm (8 ×5 ×15 PFD50DLA discs inches)
  • Page 120 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/–1.0 dB (0 dB at AUDIO MONITOR XLR 3-pin, male (×2), +4 dBu, 600 Ω, 1 kHz) Dynamic range 90 dB or more low impedance, balanced Distortion 0.05% or less (at 1 kHz) PHONES Stereo phone jack (×1), –∞ to –13 dBu, 8 Ω, unbalanced Input connectors Digital audio outputs...
  • Page 121: Using Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    • Always verify that the unit is operating properly Software) in the CD-ROM drive of the computer and before use. SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR execute the Setup.exe file, then follow the installation DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT instructions.
  • Page 122: Using Umid Data

    Using UMID Data What is a UMID? Metadata is additional information recorded on discs along with audio-visual data. It is used to bring greater efficiency A UMID (Unique Material Identifier) is a unique identifier to the flow of operations from material acquisition through for audio-visual material defined by the SMPTE 330M- editing, and to make it easier to find and reuse material.
  • Page 123 About the UMID ownership information • Recording with UTC time. UTC (coordinated universal time) is used when recording the UMID. Use of a COUNTRY (country code) universal time system enables uniform management of Set the country code by entering an abbreviated source material recorded all over the world.
  • Page 124: Trademarks And Licenses

    About ICG (Independent JPEG Trademarks and Licenses Group) This software is based in part on the work of the MPEG-4 visual patent portfolio Independent JPEG. license Character display software “iType” THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE This product includes technology from Monotype Imaging PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A ®...
  • Page 125: Glossary

    marks as part of Non-RealTime units of seconds using the number of Glossary metadata, and uses them to display frames as a reference. thumbnails. Proxy AV data HD tri-level sync Low-resolution data with a video AES/EBU An HDTV analog reference signal bandwidth of 1.5 Mbps and an audio A standard established jointly by the that applies to 59.94/50Hz systems.
  • Page 126 globally unique number and a material number for the identification of recorded material. An optional section called the “Source Pack” contains information such as the time and location of recording. A UMID with the Basic section only is called a Basic UMID.
  • Page 127 Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any portion of this manual or the use thereof for any purpose other than the operation or maintenance of the equipment described in this manual without the express written permission of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 128 Sony Corporation PDW-HD1500 Printed in Japan (SY) Printed on recycled paper. 2007.12.19 3-282-295-01 (1) © 2007...

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