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DIGITAL VIDEO HYBRID RECORDER
DNW-A100/A100P
DNW-A50/A50P
DNW-A45/A45P
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition (Revised 4)
Serial No. 10001 and Higher
[English]

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    DIGITAL VIDEO HYBRID RECORDER DNW-A100/A100P DNW-A50/A50P DNW-A45/A45P [English] OPERATION MANUAL 1st Edition (Revised 4) Serial No. 10001 and Higher...

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    WARNING For the customers in the United Kingdom WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED not expose the unit to rain or IMPORTANT moisture. The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: To avoid electrical shock, do not Green-and-yellow: Earth...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1-1 Overview ..................1-1 Chapter 1 1-2 Example System Configurations ........... 1-4 Overview 2-1 Control Panels ................2-1 Chapter 2 2-1-1 Upper Control Panel............... 2-2 Location and Function of 2-1-2 Lower Control Panel .............. 2-8 Parts 2-1-3 Subsidiary Control Panel ............. 2-19 2-2 Connector Panel ................

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    Table of Contents 5-3 Multi-Event Editing ..............5-14 Chapter 5 5-3-1 Saving Event Specifications..........5-14 Editing Using the Built-in 5-3-2 Modifying and Deleting Events ........... 5-15 Hard Disk 5-3-3 Preview ................5-15 (continued) 5-3-4 Carrying Out Multi-Event Editing ........5-15 5-4 Special Nonlinear Editing Operations ........

  • Page 5: Overview

    2.00 or later and units with a version number before heads, allowing high-speed data transfer at four times 2.00. When necessary, this manual will provide normal speed (DNW-A100/A100P only), and CONFI separate explanations for version 2.00 or later units playback (simultaneous playback) for checking and units before version 2.00.

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    10. Further, by connecting an editor, you can carry out GUI-based editing. Playback compatibility with Betacam/ High-speed data transfer (DNW-A100/ Betacam SP A100P only) This unit can play tapes recorded in Betacam/Betacam SP format. Simultaneously with this playback...

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    Connection to external control devices It is possible to connect a BVE-900/910/2000/9000/ 9000P/9100/9100P or other BVE-series editor, a control and monitoring computer, a BVR-50/50P remote controller for the built-in digital video processor, and so forth. Economy • You can use a variety of tapes, including low-priced tapes for UVW-series VTRs and tapes for Betacam SP or Betacam SX format.

  • Page 8: Example System Configurations

    Digital (SDDI/SDI) Digital cassette Digital Digital modulator demodulator Analog cassette Analog composite DNW-A100/A100P Analog composite Analog audio Betacam SP camcorder Video monitor Audio monitor a) SNG: Satellite News Gathering • Operation in a broadcasting station On-line editor (for cut editing)

  • Page 9: Location And Function Of Parts

    2-1 Control Panels There are three front control panels, as follows: • Upper control panel • Subsidiary control panel • Lower control panel Upper control panel (See page 2-2.) Subsidiary control panel (See page 2-19.) Lower control panel (See page 2-8.) To reveal the subsidiary control panel, pull the lower control panel forward.

  • Page 10: Upper Control Panel

    2-1 Control Panels 2-1-1 Upper Control Panel 1 POWER 2 Level meters 4 VIDEO INPUT SELECT switch and indicators switch 3 REC controls 5 Audio selection function selector switch and indicators 6 AUDIO INPUT/MONITOR SELECT buttons (Before Version 2.00) AUDIO INPUT/MIXING/MONITOR SELECT buttons (Version 2.00 or later) Cassette compartment POWER...

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    When the INPUT indicator is lit: You can use the AUDIO INPUT/MONITOR SELECT buttons to (SDDI input is an option for the DNW-A100/A100P. select the audio input signals. Only one of the component and composite video input When the MONITOR indicator is lit: You can use options can be installed.

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    2-1 Control Panels 6 AUDIO INPUT/MONITOR SELECT buttons When the INPUT indicator is lit: You can use the AUDIO INPUT/MIXING/MONITOR SELECT (Before Version 2.00) buttons to select the audio input signals. AUDIO INPUT/MIXING/MONITOR SELECT When the MONITOR indicator is lit: You can use buttons (Version 2.00 or later) the AUDIO INPUT/MIXING/MONITOR The function of these buttons depends on the setting of...

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    8 PB (playback level) controls Note These adjust individually the playback levels on Before selecting signals from two player channels for channels 1 to 4. recording in one recorder channel, check to be sure During playback, pull out the control knobs and adjust that the emphasis settings (ON or OFF) of the two the level while monitoring the audio level indication player channels are the same.

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    2-1 Control Panels !¡ Time code setting section PRESET/REGEN (preset/regenerated) switch and indicators TC switch and indicators This switch makes the following selection for the internal time code generator: INT/EXT switch and indicators PRESET: The initial value of the time code produced by the internal time code generator can PRESET/REGEN switch and indicators be preset by a control panel operation or by...

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    DF/NDF (drop-frame/non-drop-frame) switch and indicators In a 525/60 system, this switch selects the mode of advancing the time code generator and CTL counter. DF: Drop-frame mode. NDF: Non-drop-frame mode. The indicator corresponding to the selection lights. Note When the PRESET/REGEN switch is set to REGEN, since the time code generator is synchronized to the playback time code, this switch has no effect.

  • Page 16: Lower Control Panel

    2-1 Control Panels 2-1-2 Lower Control Panel 1 Editing mode setting section 2 Monitor/menu/display setting section 3 Device specification and display section CAPSTAN SHUTTLE FULL LOCK CONDITION DISK ASSEMBLE/ EDITING EDIT PROGRAM VIDEO MODE DISK VI TC UB INTRP A IN DF LTC VITC 8F 4F 2F CONFI ON BUSY DOLBY...

  • Page 17: Menu Button

    5 HOLD button 2 Monitor/menu/display setting section To stop updating of the time code or user bit value in the fluorescent display (that is, to hold the display), press this button, turning it on. To set a time code or 1 PB.EE button user bit value, first press this button to hold the value.

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    2-1 Control Panels 3 Device specification and display section 1 Fluorescent display and indicators 2 Device specification buttons and indicators 3 Indicators CAPSTAN FULL DISK LOCK CONDITION EDIT PROGRAM DISK VI TC UB INTRP A IN DF LTC VITC 8F 4F 2F CONFI ON BUSY SIMPLE...

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    In the following cases, “---------” appears as the • INTRP (interpolation) indicator: This lights TOTAL/REMAIN indication. when a playback time code reading error is interpolated using the CTL signal. • When TAPE has been specified as the device subject to operations and either no cassette has been loaded •...

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    2-1 Control Panels • 525, 625: The indicator showing the number of DISK MASTER buttons scan lines for the television standard selected When using the hard disk of this unit for recording or using basic menu item 013 lights (NTSC: 525 playing back material before editing, specify the hard scan lines, field frequency 60 Hz;...

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    DISK BUSY indicator FULL EDIT/SIMPLE EDIT indicators This lights in the following cases: When full edit mode is specified as the editing mode • When the hard disk is being readied for operation for the disk, the FULL EDIT indicator lights, and immediately after power-on when simple edit mode is specified as the editing mode for the disk, the SIMPLE EDIT indicator lights.

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    “Multi-Event Editing” (page 5-14) and Section 5-4, “Special Nonlinear Editing Operations” (page 5-17). 6 INDEX button 5 FEED button (DNW-A100/A100P only) 7 ENTRY button Use this button when you wish to carry out dubbing from tape or the hard disk to an external device or...

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    6 INDEX button AUDIO IN button and AUDIO OUT button Use this in the following cases: In insert editing of the program, to set an audio IN • During playback of a Betacam SX format tape point or audio OUT point separate from the For cuing up to the point where index information corresponding video edit point, hold down the AUDIO IN button or AUDIO OUT button, and press the...

  • Page 24: Preroll Button

    2-1 Control Panels 2 PREROLL button 5 Tape/disk transport control section Press this button to cue up to the preroll point (before the IN point by the time set as the preroll time) on the tape or hard disk. You can change or select the preroll 1 STANDBY button time and the state of the unit at the end of preroll 2 PREROLL button...

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    6 PLAY button Fault display function This flashes in the following cases related to reference To start playback, press this button, turning it on. signals: • When the player is EXT. To operate in capstan override mode (when using – When the OUT REF switch on the subsidiary tape) control panel is set to INPUT VIDEO, and there is Hold down this button, and turn the search dial.

  • Page 26: Shuttle Button

    • Using a Betacam SX tape: –50 to +50 times normal speed • Using an analog Betacam tape: –35 to +35 times normal speed for DNW-A100/ A50/A45 or –42 to +42 times normal speed for DNW-A100P/A50P/A45P • Using the hard disk: –100 to +100 times...

  • Page 27: Subsidiary Control Panel

    SYSTEM PHASE 0 CHROMA PHASE knob and PRESET/MANUAL switch 9 Y/C DELAY knob and PRESET/MANUAL switch 8 SET UP (DNW-A100/A50/A45)/BLACK LEVEL (DNW-A100P/A50P/ A45P) knob and PRESET/MANUAL switch 7 CHROMA knob and PRESET/MANUAL switch 6 VIDEO knob and PRESET/MANUAL switch 1 EMPHASIS switch...

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    714. is not accurately aligned with the reference signal phase, or when carrying out special effects editing with 8 SET UP (DNW-A100/A50/A45) / BLACK this unit and other VTRs connected to a switcher or LEVEL (DNW-A100P/A50P/A45P) knob and other equipment.

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    For playback and editing from tape, this switch selects the capstan lock mode. • There is no color framing difference between the For DNW-A100/A50/A45 tape playback output and the reference signal selected by the OUT REF switch. 2FD: The capstan servo locks every two fields.

  • Page 30: Connector Panel

    2-2 Connector Panel 2-2 Connector Panel Cooling fan 1 Analog (digital: option) audio input/output section (See page Cooling fan 2-23.) 2 Analog video input/output section (See page 2-23.) 3 Digital input/output section (See page 2-24.) DIGITAL OUTPUT DIGITAL INPUT SDDI SDDI (OPTION) AUDIO INPUT...

  • Page 31: Output Section

    Switch setting an option. Level Impedance To use these connectors requires the BKDW-505 (for –60 dBu High impedance LOW-OFF DNW-A100/A50/A45) or BKDW-506 (for DNW- (microphone input) (approx. 20 kΩ) (left position) A100P/A50P/A45P) option. +4 dBu High impedance HIGH-OFF (line audio input) (approx.

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    5 COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT connectors TIME CODE (BNC type) These output analog component video signals (Y/R–Y/ B–Y). 3 Digital input/output section MONITOR OUTPUT 1 SDDI DIGITAL INPUT connector (DNW-A100/A100P only) 3 MONITOR OUTPUT 2 SDI DIGITAL INPUT connectors connectors DIGITAL OUTPUT DIGITAL INPUT...

  • Page 33: Power Supply Section

    2 REMOTE (9P) connector (D-subminiature 9- Control Unit or similar. pin) Always power off this unit before connecting the For editing with two DNW-A100/A100P units, or with remote control unit. another D-1, D-2, or Betacam VTR controlled by a BVE-series editor such as a BVE-900/910/2000/9000/ 9000P/9100/9100P, use a 9-pin remote control cable for connection to the other device.

  • Page 35: Connections To External Devices

    This section gives examples of how to connect an external editor to the unit, or how to use the unit connected to an analog device such as a Betacam SP VTR. • Connection to a DNE-50/50P external editor DNW-A100/A100P REMOTE (9P) COMPONENT or SDI DIGITAL COMPOSITE VIDEO...

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    (See page 2-23.) 75 Ω termination switch: set to OFF when using an analog composite video signal bridge connection, and otherwise to ON. DNW-A100/ COMPONENT A100P or COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUT...

  • Page 37: Reference Signals For Video Output And Servo System

    3-2 Reference Signals for Video Output and Servo System This section describes how reference signals for the The output from the internal reference video signal video output signals and servo system are selected. generator is supplied to the output video signal and servo circuits as a reference signal.

  • Page 38: Reference Signal For The Servo System

    3-2 Reference Signals for Video Output and Servo System 3-2 Reference Signals for Video Output and Servo System 3-2-2 Reference Signal for the Servo System The VTR automatically selects either the input video system. Which of the two signals is selected depends signal or the output from the internal reference video on the operational status of the VTR, as shown in the signal generator as the reference signal for the servo...

  • Page 39: Connecting Reference Signals

    • Connections for recording from a switcher or signal generator Reference signal Switcher or signal generator SDI DIGITAL INPUT REF. VIDEO INPUT DNW-A100/A100P 75 Ω termination switch: ON • Connections for recording from an external VTR (player) REF. VIDEO SERIAL V/A...

  • Page 40: Reference Signals For Video Output And Servo System

    3-2 Reference Signals for Video Output and Servo System • Connections for playback Reference signal Serial monitor SDI DIGITAL OUTPUT REF. VIDEO INPUT DNW-A100/A100P 75 Ω termination switch: ON Chapter 3 Preparations...

  • Page 41: Setup

    3-3 Setup The principal setup operations before operating this unit can be carried out using setup menus. The setup menus of this unit comprise a basic menu, an extended menu, and a disk file management menu. The contents of these menus are as follows. Basic menu: •...

  • Page 42: Superimposed Character Information

    3-4 Superimposed Character Information 3-4 Superimposed Character Information When the CHARACTER switch on the subsidiary Adjusting the character display control panel is set to ON, the video signal output from the COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUT 3 (SUPER) You can adjust the position, size and type of the connector contains superimposed character superimposed characters using the basic menu.

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    2 Drop frame mode for time code reader (for 525 Display Operation mode mode only) Block A Block B “.”: Drop frame mode TAPE Cassette is not loaded. “:”: Non-drop-frame mode UNTHD STDBY OFF Standby off mode 3 Drop frame mode for time code generator (for T.RELEASE Tape tension released 525 mode only)

  • Page 44: Cassettes

    3-5 Cassettes 3-5 Cassettes Turn the POWER switch on. 3-5-1 Cassette Types Check the following points, before inserting the This unit uses a -inch tape width for both recording cassette in the orientation shown in the figure. and playback. You can use Betacam SX cassettes, •...

  • Page 45: Preventing Accidental Erasure Of Recordings

    3-5-3 Preventing Accidental Erasure of Recordings To prevent a tape from being inadvertently erased, press in the red erase-protect plug on the cassette. Large cassette Small cassette Press in the red erase-protect plug. (“ON”) Return this plug to its original position to enable recording on the tape again.

  • Page 47: Recording And Playback

    4-1 Recording This section describes recording on the VTR and hard disk built into the unit. 4-1-1 Preparations for Recording For details of the settings of each of the switches, refer to Switch settings the pages indicated in parenthesis. Before beginning recording, make any necessary switch settings.

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    4-1 Recording Selecting the device on which operations To change the display range of the audio are to be carried out level indications Carry out one of the following operations depending Press the DISPLAY FULL/FINE switch (see page 2- on which of the built-in VTR or hard disk is subject to operations.

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    flashing digit position to the right, and turning the To set an initial value then record the time search dial counterclockwise moves the flashing code digit position to the left. If necessary, change the settings in the time code Hold down the JOG button, then turn the search setting section (see page 2-6).

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    4-1 Recording Set the switches as follows: To synchronize the internal time code INT/EXT switch: EXT generator to an external signal PRESET/REGEN switch: REGEN VITC switch: ON (when recording VITC) Use this method to synchronize the time code TC switch: LTC or VITC according as you are generators of a number of VTRs, or to record the synchronizing to LTC or VITC (If set to playback time code signal from an external VTR...

  • Page 51: Recording Procedure

    If you record to the end of the tape 4-1-3 Recording Procedure The tape is automatically rewound, and stops. If you record to the end of the hard disk To record, use the following procedure. The hard disk stops after automatically returning to the position where recording was started.

  • Page 52: Playback

    4-2 Playback 4-2 Playback This section describes playback from the VTR and hard disk built into the unit. 4-2-1 Preparations for Playback For details of the settings of each of the switches, refer to Switch settings the pages indicated in parenthesis. Before beginning playback, make any necessary switch settings.

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    Selecting the device on which operations Time data selection are to be carried out Displayed time data Use the CTL/TC/UB button to select one of CTL Carry out one of the following operations depending (control), time code, and user bit values. When you on which of the built-in VTR or hard disk is subject to select time code, the data displayed is determined by operations.

  • Page 54: Playback/feed Play Procedures

    4-2 Playback To stop playback 4-2-2 Playback/Feed Play Press the STOP button. Procedures Cassette compartment This section describes the following types of playback which the unit can carry out: • Normal playback Playback at normal (×1) speed • Playback in jog mode Variable speed playback, with the speed determined by the speed of turning the search dial •...

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    Turn the search dial in the desired direction, at the The search dial function to toggle between jog speed corresponding to the desired playback speed. mode and shuttle mode every time being pressed can be prohibited by changing the setting of Playback in jog mode starts.

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    4-2 Playback To return to normal-speed playback Carrying out playback in feed mode Press the PLAY button. When the recorder is TAPE (using a Betacam SX tape) To alternate between normal-speed playback or MASTER, and the player is EXT, you can use feed and variable mode playback mode to play back at any speed from 0.1 to 4 times Set the search dial to the position corresponding to the...

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    Feed mode playback when the device on which operations are being carried out is PROGRAM In general, playback is limited to normal speed, but when in the disk file management menu simple edit mode and GOP SW editing are selected, feed mode playback is possible up to a maximum of twice normal speed.

  • Page 59: Overview

    5-1 Overview Background information For editing using the built-in hard disk, you can carry A section of source material selected by an editing out editing between the built-in VTR or an external VTR and the hard disk, or editing on the hard disk operation carried out with PROGRAM specified as the recorder is stored on MASTER as what is termed an alone.

  • Page 60: Basic Editing Operations

    5-2 Basic Editing Operations 5-2 Basic Editing Operations 5-2-1 Control Modes 5-2-2 Sequence of Editing Operations You can use the following control modes for carrying out editing with this unit. The following flowchart outlines the sequence of basic editing operations. •...

  • Page 61: Switch Settings

    (see page 5-4) levels (see page 4-2) CTL/TC/UB button (see page 2-9): TC or CTL Player (when EXT = DNW-A100/A100P) POWER switch: ON REMOTE/LOCAL switch (see page 2-7): 9P indicator lit...

  • Page 62: Specifying Devices

    5-2 Basic Editing Operations For details, see the section “Nonlinear editing and the 5-2-4 Specifying Devices setting of the EDITING MODE button” (page 5-6). Devices which can be specified If there is a contradiction in the device You can specify any of the following four devices as specifications recorder or player.

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    Insert editing (with PROGRAM as the To select the editing mode recorder) The material from the player is inserted into existing To select the editing mode, first press any button in the recorded material on the recorder. This can be done assemble assemble/insert editing mode selection with no loss of picture continuity (picture breakup) at section which is lit, turning it off, then carry out one of...

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    5-2 Basic Editing Operations • With separate channel insert editing, you can specify independent IN and OUT points for each of the video If item C from the player is inserted with the boundary between A and B specified as the IN point channel and audio channels 1 to 4.

  • Page 65: Setting Edit Points

    Repeat steps 1 to 3 until all the necessary edit 5-2-6 Setting Edit Points points are set. Set the edit points for editing between the recorder and When the IN points on both the recorder and player. player are set, the PREVIEW/REVIEW button and AUTO EDIT button flash, and it becomes possible to carry out a preview or editing operation.

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    5-2 Basic Editing Operations To display the time value for an edit point Press the RECORDER button or PLAYER button to select the device on which you wish to check the duration. You can display the time value for an edit point in the device specification and display section (see page The button you have pressed lights.

  • Page 67: Cue-up To Edit Points And Preroll

    Hold down the IN button or OUT button according 5-2-8 Cue-up to Edit Points and to the edit point you wish to modify, and turn the Preroll search dial as follows: • To advance the edit point: the forward direction To preroll to an edit IN point or cue up to any edit •...

  • Page 68: Preview

    5-2 Basic Editing Operations Monitor output 5-2-9 Preview During previews and editing, the monitor output video When you have set the edit points, the PREVIEW/ depends on the settings shown in the following table. REVIEW button flashes, indicating that you can carry out a preview.

  • Page 69: Carrying Out Editing

    To carry out automatic editing in feed mode, hold down the FEED button and press the AUTO EDIT button. IN point OUT point This increase the data transfer rate to the maximum possible, and carries out the automatic edit. Postroll Edit segment Preroll R-P-R...

  • Page 70: Undoing An Editing Operation

    5-2 Basic Editing Operations Note 5-2-11 Undoing an Editing When MASTER or PROGRAM is specified as the Operation player and PROGRAM is specified as the recorder, executing the automatic editing with the recorder OUT When PROGRAM is specified as the recorder, you can point set causes the program information to be saved to use the following procedure to undo the effect of the the hard disk and no image to be output to the monitor.

  • Page 71: Standalone Editing

    5-2-12 Standalone Editing This refers to editing using as the player an external device which cannot be controlled remotely through the REMOTE-IN(9P) connector. For example, you can record a color bar signal from a signal generator in the joints between the events of an already completed program.

  • Page 72: Multi-event Editing

    5-3 Multi-Event Editing 5-3 Multi-Event Editing On the device specified as the player, it is possible to Set both of the player IN and OUT points. set up to 100 sets of player IN and OUT points, and then to edit (playback and record) continuously the If you specify the player IN point to be after the segments defined by these IN and OUT points (the OUT point...

  • Page 73: Modifying And Deleting Events

    5-3-2 Modifying and Deleting 5-3-3 Preview Events When it is possible to carry out a preview, the PREVIEW/REVIEW button flashes. Modifying the event IN and OUT points To carry out the preview, press the PREVIEW/ REVIEW button. Once an event has been saved, it is not possible to •...

  • Page 74

    5-3 Multi-Event Editing Monitoring during editing During editing, you can monitor the player events in the same way as in a preview. Note When MASTER or PROGRAM is specified as the player and PROGRAM is specified as the recorder, executing the multi-event editing causes the program information to be saved to the hard disk and no image to be output to the monitor.

  • Page 75: Special Nonlinear Editing Operations

    5-4 Special Nonlinear Editing Operations This section describes the following special editing Holding down RECALL button, press the EVENT operations which you can use for nonlinear editing on button, turning it on. the unit: • Modifying edit points after carrying out editing The IN and OUT points of the event you selected •...

  • Page 76

    5-4 Special Nonlinear Editing Operations 5-4-2 Deleting an Arbitrary Segment After Carrying Out IN point OUT point Editing Before Deleted segment deletion You can delete an arbitrary segment from a created program. With PROGRAM specified as the recorder, and with After both the PLAYER button and RECORDER button off deletion...

  • Page 77: Simultaneous Recording On Tape And The Hard Disk

    Specify the OUT point of event 3 as the recorder Make sure the PLAYER button and RECORDER IN point. button are both off. (SELF mode) If either or both of them are on, press them, turning Recorder IN point them off. Event 1 Event 2 Event 3...

  • Page 78: Summary Of Editing Operations

    5-5 Summary of Editing Operations 5-5 Summary of Editing Operations The following figure summarizes the general flow of operations in a typical multi-event editing operation from material originally acquired on tape. Specify TAPE as the player and PROGRAM as the recorder. Reference for operations: Section 5-2-4, “Specifying Devices”...

  • Page 79: Points To Remember About Editing

    5-6 Points to Remember About Editing Therefore, when editing to tape from the start of your 5-6-1 Automatic Previews in Tape program, you should insert about 30 seconds of throwaway cuts in the preroll segment at the start of Editing the program.

  • Page 80

    5-6 Points to Remember About Editing 5-6-4 Limitations When Editing 5-6-5 Control of the Audio and With MASTER as Player Video Recording Levels Player IN and OUT points cannot be located in During execution of an automatic edit, you can control different files.

  • Page 81: Automatic Editing

    6-1 Automatic Editing This section describes how to carry out automatic Sequence of editing operations editing using the VTR built into the unit and an external VTR connected to the unit using the The following flowchart outlines the sequence of REMOTE-IN(9P) connector.

  • Page 82: Switch Settings

    • RECORDER: TAPE (see page 4-2) • PLAYER: EXT CTL/TC/UB button (see page 2-9): TC or CTL Player (DNW-A100/A100P) POWER switch: REMOTE/ LOCAL switch (see page 2-7): 9P indicator lit Device specification buttons (see page 2-12):...

  • Page 83: Setting Edit Points

    Automatic setting of edit points 6-1-3 Setting Edit Points Editing requires four edit points: the IN and OUT points on both the recorder and player. However, once Set the edit points for assemble editing between the any three of these points are defined, the last point is recorder and player.

  • Page 84: Modifying And Deleting Edit Points

    6-1 Automatic Editing To display the duration of an edit 6-1-4 Modifying and Deleting Edit Points You can display the duration between two edit points in the following three cases, in the device specification If the edit points are not set correctly, for example if an and display section (see page 2-10).

  • Page 85: Cue-up To Edit Points And Preroll

    6-1-5 Cue-up to Edit Points and Deleting an edit point Preroll To delete an edit point, use the following procedure. You can use the same procedure whether or not the To preroll to an edit IN point or cue up to any edit DELETE button is flashing.

  • Page 86: Preview

    6-1 Automatic Editing Monitor output 6-1-6 Preview During a preview, you can monitor the playback video When you have set the edit points, the PREVIEW/ on a monitor connected to the recorder. The type of REVIEW button flashes, indicating that you can carry video depends on the current settings.

  • Page 87: Carrying Out Automatic Editing

    6-1-7 Carrying Out Automatic Editing Monitor output Overview During execution of an automatic edit, you can monitor the playback video on a monitor connected to When you carry out automatic editing, the recorder the recorder. The type of video depends on the current and player operate as shown in the following figure, to settings.

  • Page 88

    6-1 Automatic Editing Reviewing the editing results Starting automatic editing After carrying out an editing operation, you can carry out a review, to check the editing results on the When you have set the edit points, press the flashing monitor. AUTO EDIT button.

  • Page 89: Special Automatic Editing Methods

    6-2 Special Automatic Editing Methods This section describes the following automatic editing 6-2-2 Continuous Editing methods: • Quick editing After an automatic editing operation, the recorder • Continuous editing automatically returns to the OUT point. For the • Standalone editing second and subsequent editing operations, you can continue editing by simply specifying the IN and OUT points on the player.

  • Page 90: Standalone Editing

    6-2 Special Automatic Editing Methods 6-2-3 Standalone Editing This refers to editing using as the player an external device which cannot be controlled remotely through the REMOTE-IN(9P) connector. For example, you can record a color bar signal from a signal generator in the joints between the events of an already completed program.

  • Page 91: Menu System Configuration

    7-1 Menu System Configuration For detailed information about menu operation relating to The menu system of this unit comprises the basic the hours meter, see Section 8-5 “Digital Hours Meter” menu, extended menu and disk file management menu. (page 8-3). •...

  • Page 92

    7-2 Basic Menu Item number Item name Settings DISPLAY INFORMATION Determines the kind of character information to be output from the COMPOSITE SELECT VIDEO OUTPUT 3 (SUPER) connector when the CHARACTER switch on the subsidiary control panel is set to ON. T&STA : Time data display information and the unit’s status.

  • Page 93

    The basic and extended menu settings are saved separately for 525 (NTSC) mode and 625 (PAL) mode. Limitations when using the DNW-A100/A50/A45 in 625 mode • Betacam and Betacam SP tape cannot be played back. • Composite input cannot be recorded.

  • Page 94: Basic Menu Operations

    7-2 Basic Menu To display the full item name 7-2-2 Basic Menu Operations Hold down the F FWD button. This section describes the basic menu displays and how to change the settings. For information about how to use item 013, see the section “Switching between 525/625 line systems (menu item 013)”...

  • Page 95

    Changing the currently displayed menu Changing a menu item setting value item To change the setting value of the currently displayed menu item, use the following procedure. VAR button JOG button SHUTTLE button Search dial Holding down the SHUTTLE button or JOG Turn the search dial.

  • Page 96

    7-2 Basic Menu Limitations when using the DNW-A100/A50/A45 in 625 Resetting the menu settings to their mode factory default values (menu item B20) • Betacam and Betacam SP tape cannot be played back. • Composite input cannot be recorded. • When NTSC signals are recorded on the hard disk, the hard disk cannot be used for recording or playback.

  • Page 97

    Holding down the JOG button, turn the search dial Holding down the JOG button, turn the search dial to change the setting from “OFF” to “ON”. to change the setting from “525” to “625”. The displays change as follows. The displays change as follows. Time data display Time data display Monitor screen...

  • Page 98

    7-2 Basic Menu Menu bank operations (menu items B01 to B14) This unit allows four different complete sets of menu settings to be saved in what are termed “menu banks” numbered 1 to 4. Saved sets of menu settings can be recalled for use as required.

  • Page 99: Extended Menu

    525 mode or the DNW- speed for rewind and fast forward, and the maximum speed setting of the A100P/A50P/A45P is in search dial in shuttle mode is 35 times normal (DNW-A100/A50/A45) or 42 625 mode.) times normal (DNW-A100P/A50P/A45P). ×35/24 (DNW-A100/A50/A45) / ×42/24 (DNW-A100P/A50P/A45P): The...

  • Page 100

    7-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 100s, relating to the control panels (continued) Item number Item name Settings CAPSTAN LOCK Select the capstan servo lock mode. SW : The capstan servo lock mode is determined by the CAPSTAN LOCK switch on the subsidiary control panel.

  • Page 101

    Menu items in the 100s, relating to the control panels (continued) Item number Item name Settings TAPE INDEX SELECT Select the “UB marks” to which INDEX functions apply. REC: Select REC START MARK. SHOT1: Select SHOT MARK 1. SHOT2: Select SHOT MARK 2. ALL: Select REC START MARK, SHOT MARK 1, and SHOT MARK 2.

  • Page 102

    N-STD: Use this setting when color framing of the input video signal is unstable A100P/A50P/A45P is (forced NON-STD mode). used) (Enabled only when the DNW-A100/A50/A45 is in 525 mode or the DNW- A100P/A50P/A45P is in 625 mode.) SERVO/AV REFERENCE Select the servo reference signal.

  • Page 103

    Menu items in the 300s, relating to editing operations (Continued) Item number Item name Settings REC INHIBIT Select the conditions under which recording is inhibited when the REC INHIBIT switch on the subsidiary control panel is set to ON. ALL : All tape recording is inhibited. CRASH: Normal tape recording is inhibited.

  • Page 104

    7-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 400s, relating to preroll Item number Item name Settings FUNCTION MODE Select the state that the unit goes into after a cuing-up operation. AFTER CUE-UP STOP : Stops (the “STOP mode”). STILL: Still playback (in search mode). Note When controlling this unit from an editor with the standard constants set, select “STOP”.

  • Page 105

    Menu items in the 500s, relating to tape protection Item number Item name Settings Select the time delay from the tape transport stopping (either the “STOP mode” STLL TIMER or the still playback mode in search mode) until the unit automatically switches to the tape protection mode, in order to protect the video heads and the tape.

  • Page 106

    7-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code generator (Continued) Item number Item name Settings VITC POSITION SEL-2 In 525 mode Select a line to insert the VITC in. 12H ... 18H ... 20H: Select any line from 12 to 20. Note You can insert the VITC signal in two places.

  • Page 107

    Menu items in the 600s, relating to the time code generator (Continued) Item number Item name Settings PHASE CORRECTION Select whether or not to carry out phase correction control on the LTC generated by the time code generator. OFF : No control. ON: Carry out control.

  • Page 108

    DECODE Y/C SEP MODE Select the method of processing the input video signal in the vertical blanking (Enabled only when the interval, independently for each line. DNW-A100/A50/A45 is in 525 mode or the DNW- A100P/A50P/A45P is in 625 mode.) Sub-Item When BKDW- 12 ...

  • Page 109

    Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control (Continued) Item number Item name Settings VERTICAL BLANKING V When the “Y-add” function is operative, when the playback signal is an odd field SHIFT and the reference signal is an even field, the playback signal is shifted by 1H (1 line) to suppress the vertical movement of the playback picture.

  • Page 110

    Note When recording a composite input signal, first convert it to a component digital signal using the optional BKDW-505 for DNW-A100/A50/A45 or BKDW-506 for DNW-A100P/A50P/A45P before recording. To eliminate the adverse effect of the residual chrominance subcarrier component in the Y signal that is the result of the Y/C separation, this unit automatically applies a shift to the playback image in the H direction, so that even in 2-field playback a satisfactory image can be obtained.

  • Page 111

    Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control (Continued) (Items 715 to 721: Settings for controlling the video processing system according to the menu settings.) Item number Item name Settings VIDEO GAIN CONTROL Adjust the video output level. Default value: 800H CHROMA GAIN Adjust the chroma output level.

  • Page 112

    7-3 Extended Menu Menu items in the 700s, relating to video control (Continued) Item number Item name Settings H BLANKING WIDTH Select the horizontal blanking width of a video output signal. NARROW : Digital blanking (narrow) WIDE: Analog blanking (wide) When analog blanking is selected, the horizontal blanking width complies with RS170A, and normally the blanking is widened and the image becomes narrower.

  • Page 113

    Menu items in the 800s, relating to audio control (Continued) Settings Item number Item name AUDIO LEVEL METER Set the brightness of the audio level meters. DIMMER CONTROL 0 ... 7: Set in this range. 0 is the brightest, and 7 the dimmest. AUDIO EDIT PREVIEW Set the output phase for the audio playback signal when any of the ASSEMBLE/ SWITCHER...

  • Page 114: Extended Menu Operations

    7-3 Extended Menu 7-3-2 Extended Menu Operations In the extended menu, you can carry out the same operations as in the basic menu. For details of basic menu operation, see Section 7-2-2, “Basic Menu Operations” (page 7-4). Note To access the extended menu, a setting on the internal SS-63 board is required.

  • Page 115: Disk File Management Menu

    7-4 Disk File Management Menu 7-4-1 Items in the Disk File Management Menu The disk file management menu contains the following items. In the “Settings” column of the table, the factory default settings are indicated by an enclosing box. Item number Item name Settings SELECT RECORD TYPE For recording and editing using the hard disk, select full edit mode or simple edit...

  • Page 116

    7-4 Disk File Management Menu Switching between full edit mode and 7-4-2 Operations in the Disk File simple edit mode (F1) Management Menu Using the F1 item of the disk file management menu, To access the disk file management menu and change you can switch between full edit mode and simple edit a setting, use the following procedure.

  • Page 117

    Display the disk file management menu, select If it is not possible to switch between the full item F1, then press the SET button. edit mode and simple edit mode (e.g. if already recorded program or files are present) The displays shown below appear in the time data The following message appears in the time data display and on a monitor connected to the display.

  • Page 118

    7-4 Disk File Management Menu To switch from simple edit mode to full edit Converting file types (F2) mode Carry out either of the following procedures. Use the following procedure to convert the type of • Using the procedure in the next item, “Converting file files recorded on the hard disk (full edit files or simple types (F2)”, convert the existing files to full edit files.

  • Page 119

    If it is not possible to convert the file type (e.g. The displays shown below appear in the time data when the hard disk is busy immediately after display and on a monitor connected to the power on) COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUT 3 (SUPER) The following message appears in the time data connector.

  • Page 120

    7-4 Disk File Management Menu Deleting the program from the hard disk (DISK PROGRAM) (F4) Use the following procedure to delete all of the program from the hard disk (DISK PROGRAM). (Files in DISK MASTER are not deleted.) For information about how to switch the editing Display the disk file management menu, select accuracy from FRAME to GOP when this message item F4, then press the SET button.

  • Page 121

    If it is not possible to delete the program (e.g. Display the disk file management menu, select when the hard disk is busy immediately after item F5, then press the SET button. power on) The following message appears in the time data The displays shown below appear in the time data display.

  • Page 122

    7-4 Disk File Management Menu If it is not possible to delete the program and files (e.g. when the hard disk is busy immediately after power on) The following message appears in the time data display. In this case, wait until the DISK BUSY indicator in the lower control panel goes off, then return to step Press the SET button to carry out the deletion of program and files.

  • Page 123: Removing A Cassette When Tape Slack Occurs

    8-2 Head Cleaning To clean the video heads and audio heads, always use Press the EJECT button and PLAY button the special-purpose Sony BCT-5CLN cleaning simultaneously. cassette. Follow the instructions with the cleaning cassette Head cleaning starts.

  • Page 124: Moisture Condensation

    8-4 Moisture Condensation 8-4 Moisture Condensation When the unit is suddenly moved from a cold to a If this happens, the drum and capstan motors stop and warm location, or used in a very humid place, moisture the cassette is automatically ejected. Then, the durm from the air can condense on the head-drum.

  • Page 125: Digital Hours Meter

    8-5 Digital Hours Meter The hours meter can display eight items of Displaying the hours meter information, in corresponding display modes, about the operational history of the unit. Use it as a guide in scheduling periodic maintenance. Time data display Search dial Display modes of the hours meter H01: OPERATION mode...

  • Page 127: Specifications

    Power requirements Servo lock time 0.5 seconds or less (from standby 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption Load/unload time 6 seconds or less DNW-A100/A100P: 320 VA Recommended tapes DNW-A50/A50P/A45/A45P: Betacam SX cassette (S, L): BCT- 300 VA 12SX/22SX/32SX/60SX, BCT-...

  • Page 128

    Specifications Analog component output Digital audio system Bandwidth DNW-A100/A50/A45: 0 to Digital audio (CH-1 to CH-4) signal format 4.5 MHz +0.5 dB/ –3.0 dB Sampling frequency DNW-A100P/A50P/A45P: 0 to 48 kHz (synchronized with video) 5.5 MHz +0.5 dB/ –3.0 dB...

  • Page 129

    Analog Betacam playback (DNW-A100/A50/A45) Video Metal tape Oxide tape Bandwidth 30 Hz to 4.5 MHz +0.5 dB/ –4.0 dB 30 Hz to 4.1 MHz +0.5 dB/ –6.0 dB R–Y/ B–Y 30 Hz to 1.5 MHz +0.5 dB/–3.0dB 30 Hz to 1.5 MHz +0.5 dB/–3.0 dB...

  • Page 130

    (270 Mbits/ s) SMPTE 259 M/CCIR 656-III SDI DIGITAL INPUT SDDI DIGITAL OUTPUT BNC (1 with active through out) BNC (2) (DNW-A100 /A100P Serial digital (270 Mbits/s) only) SMPTE 259M/ CCIR 656-III COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT SDDI DIGITAL INPUT...

  • Page 131

    Accessories supplied AUDIO AES/EBU optional connectors (with optional BKNW-105) Complies with AES-3id-1995. AC power cord (1) PSW 4 × 16 screws for rack mounting (4) AES/EBU INPUT BNC (2) AES/EBU OUTPUT Operation Manual (1) BNC (2) Maintenance Manual Part 1 (1) Notes Optional accessories •...

  • Page 133

    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...

  • Page 134

    Sony Corporation Communication System Solutions Network Company DNW-A100/A100P Printed in Japan DNW-A50/A50P DNW-A45/A45P(UC, 2000.09.13 © 1996 3-856-319-05(1)

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