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Sony PDW-700 Operation Manual

Professional disc camcorder.
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Sony Corporation
Printed on recycled paper.
3-297-517-01 (1)
Printed in Japan
© 2007
The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-700 Professional Disc
Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese
versions) in PDF format.
For more details, see "Using the CD-ROM Manual" on page 5.
1st Edition
© 2007 Sony Corporation
3-297-517-01 (1)


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  • Page 1 3-297-517-01 (1) PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-700 The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-700 Professional Disc Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see “Using the CD-ROM Manual” on page 5.
  • Page 2 This label is located WARNING inside the outside panel of the unit. Denna etikett finns på apparatens ovansida. Denne mærkat sidder på apparatets øverste panel. Tämä kyltti sijaitsee This Professional Disc Camcorder is laitteen yläpinnalla. classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Laser diode properties Dette merket er Wavelength: 400 to 410 nm...
  • Page 3: Gmbh, Hedelfinger Strasse

    If you have any questions about this product, (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio). you may call; Sony Customer Information Service Center The manufacturer of this product is Sony 1-800-222-7669 or Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and...
  • Page 4 : E1 (résidentiel), E2 (commercial et industrie légère), E3 (urbain extérieur) et E4 (environnement EMC contrôlé, ex. studio de télévision). Le fabricant de ce produit est Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japon. Für Kunden in Europa Le représentant autorisé pour EMC et la Dieses Produkt besitzt die CE- sécurité...
  • Page 5: Foreword

    Kundendienst- oder Garantiedokumenten aufgeführten The supplied CD-ROM includes versions of the Anschriften. Operation Manual for the PDW-700 in English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese in PDF format. Preparations The following program must be installed on your computer in order to read the Operation Manual contained on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 6 Acrobat 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. Foreword...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ...................... 5 Before use..................5 Using the CD-ROM manual.............. 5 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ...................... 12 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls........13 Power supply................... 13 Accessory attachments ..............14 Operating and connectors section ........... 15 HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional)...........
  • Page 8 Connecting a Video Light ................. 46 Using the Shoulder Strap ................46 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position ............47 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ............48 Chapter 3 : Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Setting the Recording Format ..............50 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance ......
  • Page 9 Setting the thumbnail image at recording time ....... 74 Starting a shoot with a few seconds of pre-stored picture data (Picture Cache function)................. 74 Retaking the most recent clip............75 Assigning user-defined clip titles automatically ......76 Assigning user-defined names to clips and clip lists ...... 79 Chapter 5 : User Interface Operations Overview .....................
  • Page 10 Menu Operations ..................134 Displaying menus................134 Basic menu operations ..............134 Using the USER menu (example menu operation) ....... 135 Editing the USER menu ..............137 Resetting USER menu settings to the standard settings....140 Setting the Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen and the LCD Moni- tor ......................
  • Page 11 Directory structure ................ 163 File operation restrictions.............. 163 File Access Mode File Operations ............167 Making FAM connections............. 167 Operating on files................168 Exiting file operations ..............168 Reconnecting................. 168 FTP File Operations ................169 Making FTP connections .............. 169 Command list ................
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 : Overview

    SN ratio of 54 dB (NS: OFF signal input, in addition to microphone input, mode +48 V microphone input, and line input. 1) PDW-700 • Timecode input and output connectors 2) Noise suppression circuits OFF (factory default • Network connector and i.LINK connector: setting) Enable transfer of MXF-format files.
  • Page 13: Locations And Functions Of Parts And Controls

    If the beginning of the recording is important, you should set this switch to MANUAL. • To ensure proper operation of the video light, Sony recommends the use of the BP-GL95/L80S Battery Pack with the camcorder.
  • Page 14: Accessory Attachments

    For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the After locking the lens in position using the lens camcorder, Sony recommends the use of the following locking lever, fit this rubber over the lower of the battery packs: BP-GL95, BP-GL65, BP-L60S, and BP- two projections.
  • Page 15: Operating And Connectors Section

    When using the unit on a tripod, attach the tripod adaptor (option). p Lens mount (special bayonet mount) Attach the lens. Consult your Sony representative for information a REC START (recording start) button about available lenses. Press to start recording. Press it again to stop q Lens locking lever recording.
  • Page 16 BLK: Adjusts the black set and black balance Position number ND filter automatically. CLEAR g MIC (microphone) LEVEL control ND (attenuates light to Adjusts the input level of audio channels 1, 2, 3 approximately and 4. ND (attenuates light to Right side (near the front) approximately ND (attenuates light to...
  • Page 17: Gain Selector

    c ALARM (alarm tone volume SAVE: The disc stops rotating and some functions are disabled. Power consumption is adjustment) knob lower than when the camcorder is in STBY Controls the volume of the warning tone that is mode. Battery life is extended. output via the built-in speaker or optional STBY: Recording to the disc starts immediately earphones.
  • Page 18 l CANCEL/PRST (preset)/ESCAPE A or B: Recall the white balance adjustment settings already stored in A or B. Flick the switch AUTO W/B BAL switch (see page 16) on the To enable this switch, set the MENU ON/OFF WHT side, to automatically adjust the white switch to ON.
  • Page 19: Monochrome Lcd

    For details, see “Status Display on the LCD monitor Right side (near the rear) and monochrome LCD” on page 21. c WARNING indicator Lights up or flashes when an abnormality occurs in the VDR section. For details about the meaning of the states of the WARNING indicator, see ““Operation Warnings”...
  • Page 20: Prev Button

    approximately four times normal playback speed, maximum of three times, with 1,728 divisions). press the F REV button or F FWD button during Hold down the SHIFT button and press this playback. button to step back through the division process. At this time the PLAY indicator and F REV or F For details of the expand function, see page 88.
  • Page 21: Display Switch

    Settings of switches To reset Setting LCD monitor Monochrome backlight LCD backlight DISPLAY switch: Counter to 0:00:00:00 COUNTER High (select this to view the LCD monitor DISPLAY switch: Timecode to 00:00:00:00 outdoors in the daytime) PRESET/REGEN/ CLOCK switch: Brightness between H PRESET and L F-RUN/SET/R-RUN...
  • Page 22: Video Format

    b Video format Indicates the format of video being currently played back or recorded. HD422 50: MPEG HD422 format (video bit rate: Lights when the HOLD button is pressed. 50 Mbps) h Warning indicator area c Frame frequency Displays warnings when trouble with recording Indicates the frame frequency of video being or moisture condensation occurs.
  • Page 23: Remaining Disc Capacity Indicator

    i Remaining disc capacity indicator Indication Remaining recording time DISC E [x x x x x x x] B More than 30 minutes DISC E [x x x x x x x] B 25 to 30 minutes DISC E [x x x x x x] B 20 to 25 minutes DISC E [x x x x...
  • Page 24: Menu Button

    e F-RUN/SET/R-RUN (free run/set/ Thumbnail screen operations section recording run) switch and audio control section Selects the operating mode of the internal timecode generator. The operating mode is set as explained below, depending on the position of the 2 3 4 5 switch.
  • Page 25 k AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 (audio Left side and upper section channel 1/2 adjustment method selection) switches Select the audio level adjustment method for each of audio channels 1 and 2. AUTO: Automatic adjustment MANUAL: Manual adjustment l AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2/CH-3/CH-4 (audio channel 1/2/3/4 input selection) switches AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches...
  • Page 26: Usb Connector

    For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual. Rear • This connector also inputs a return video signal. You can display the HD-Y signal in the viewfinder screen while holding the RET button down with RETURN VIDEO set to ON on the GENLOCK page of the OPERATION menu.
  • Page 27 e EARPHONE jack (stereo, minijack) on the OUTPUT 1 page of the OPERATION menu. You can monitor the E-E sound during recording Setting menus, timecode, or shot data can be and playback sound during playback. When an superimposed on the camera output video alarm is indicated, you can hear the alarm sound depending on the menu settings, and you can through the earphone.
  • Page 28: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    g PEAKING control HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional) Turning this control clockwise adjusts the picture sharpness, and makes focusing easier. This control has no effect on the output signals of the camcorder. h CONTRAST control Adjusts the contrast of the screen. This control has no effect on the output signals of the camcorder.
  • Page 29: Viewfinder Screen

    • The gain is set to other than 0 dB. • The SHUTTER selector is set to ON (interlace TALLY/REC scan mode). BATT • The WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST. • ATW is enabled. • The lens extender is used. •...
  • Page 30: Color Temperature

    a Color temperature g Power source voltage/battery remaining capacity Displays a color temperature calculated from the gain of R and B, in the range 0.0 K to 99.9 K (in When the unit is powered from a battery pack, steps of 0.1 K). The +/– signs may be displayed indicates the remaining capacity of the power depending on the OFFSET WHITE setting (see source voltage.
  • Page 31: Shutter Speed

    n Gain value Examples of remaining recording time indication Indicates the gain value (in dB) of the video Indication Remaining recording amplifier, as set by the GAIN selector. time 90 < More than 90 minutes o Shutter speed 90 - 85 90 to 85 minutes Indicates the shutter speed or the shutter mode.
  • Page 32: Chapter 2 : Preparations

    Preparations Chapter Preparing a Power Supply The following power supplies are recommended for the camcorder. • BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion Battery Pack • AC power using the AC-DN2B2/DN10 AC adaptor 1BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S 2Align these lines. Using a battery pack Slide the battery pack down until its When a BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Battery Pack is used, the camcorder will operate “LOCK”...
  • Page 33: Using Ac Power

    Using AC power For more information about the connection of the viewfinder and camcorder, contact a Sony service When using the AC-DN10 AC adaptor representative. Mount an AC-DN10 on the camcorder in the...
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Viewfinder Position

    VF connector Moving the viewfinder shoe up Using a hexagonal wrench 2.5 mm across flats, remove the bolts (M3×25) and spring washers, to detach the viewfinder shoe from the camcorder body. Viewfinder shoe assembly (A-8278-412-G) Detaching the viewfinder You can carry out this by following the attaching procedure in reverse order, but there is an additional action to take: when detaching the viewfinder from the fitting shoe, pull up the...
  • Page 35: Using The Bkw-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket

    (Take care not to lose these bolts and washers.) Hexagon socket bolts (M3 × 10) Using a hexagonal wrench 2.5 mm across flats, detach the viewfinder shoe from the camcorder body. Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket By fitting a BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (sold separately), you can rotate the viewfinder out of the way so that your right leg does not hit the viewfinder while you are carrying...
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Viewfinder Focus And Screen

    When the eyecup is worn out, replace it with a new one. For details of a replacement eyecup, contact a Sony service representative. Adjusting the viewfinder focus and screen To adjust the viewfinder focus Turn the diopter adjustment ring until the viewfinder image is sharpest.
  • Page 37: Setting The Area Of Use

    Turn the MENU knob to display the Setting the Area of Use desired area of use. Setting Area of use NTSC (J) AREA NTSC area (Japan) NTSC AREA NTSC area (for areas other than Japan) PAL AREA PAL area When using the unit for the first time a) The composite signal output from this unit is an The area of use and the frame frequency are not NTSC signal with no black setup.
  • Page 38: Setting The Date/time Of The Internal Clock

    • HOUR: Sets the hour value. Setting the Date/Time of • MIN: Sets the minutes value. • SEC: Sets the seconds value. the Internal Clock • YEAR: Sets the year. • MONTH: Sets the month. • DAY: Sets the day. Turn the MENU knob to move b to the You can set or change the date and time of the item you want to set, and press the...
  • Page 39: Mounting The Lens

    securing rubber be put on the lens locking lever as Mounting the Lens illustrated above. Connect the lens cable to the LENS connector. Secure the lens cable with the cable clamps. First power off the camcorder, and then mount the lens using the following procedure.
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length

    Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the chart stays Adjusting the Flange in focus all the way from wide angle to telephoto. Focal Length Tighten the F.f or F.B ring fixing screws. If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you zoom from telephoto to wide angle, adjust the flange focal length (the distance from the plane of the lens mounting flange to the imaging plane).
  • Page 41: Preparing The Audio Input System

    want to record the audio from this Preparing the Audio microphone to FRONT (for CH-1/ CH-2) or F (for CH-3/CH-4). Input System Connecting a microphone to the MIC IN connedtor Loosen the screw and open the microphone holder clamp. Microphone holder clamp Secure the microphone cable with the cable clamps.
  • Page 42: Attaching A Uhf Portable Tuner (for A Uhf Wireless Microphone System)

    Attaching a UHF portable tuner (for a UHF wireless microphone system) To use a Sony UHF wireless microphone system, fit one of the following UHF portable tuners. • DWR-S01D Digital Wireless Receiver • WRR-855 UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit •...
  • Page 43 DWR-S01D or WRR-855A/855B 4 Attach the mount plate supplied with the WRR-861/862. About the WRR tuner fitting (service part number: A-8278-057-B), contact a Sony service or sales representative. BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/L80S Adjustment Set the AUDIO IN switch for the...
  • Page 44: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    the audio output cable to the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors is used for connecting the external audio equipment. CH1 or CH2 connector. • With the XLR connection detection function Set the switches as follows. being on: When a cable is connected to the •...
  • Page 45: Tripod Mounting

    To remove the camcorder from the tripod Tripod Mounting adaptor Attach the VCT-14 tripod adaptor (sold separately) to the tripod. Tripod adaptor Red button Lever Note The tripod adaptor pin may remain in the engaged position even after the camcorder is removed. If this happens, press the red button against the lever a second time and move the lever as shown below until the pin returns to the stowed position.
  • Page 46: Connecting A Video Light

    Note The accessory fitting shoe on this unit is of the 1/4-inch tapped hole type. If you want to replace this with a slide- type shoe, contact a Sony service representative. Connecting a Video Light / Using the Shoulder Strap...
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Shoulder Pad Position

    To remove the shoulder strap Adjusting the Shoulder Press here and pull in the direction Pad Position shown by the arrow to release You can shift the shoulder pad from its center position (the factory default setting) backward by up to 10 mm (3/8 inch) or forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch).
  • Page 48: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    Paint adjustment when the remote Connecting the Remote control unit is connected Control Unit The settings of the paint adjustment that were in effect the last time the remote control unit was used are recalled. Function of the recording start/stop Connecting the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control buttons when the remote control unit is Unit enables remote control of the principal...
  • Page 49 When RM COMMON MEMORY is set to “ON” Structure of the paint adjustment data on the CAM CONFIG 2 page of the The non-volatile memory of the camcorder used MAINTENANCE menu, you can use settings of for storing paint adjustment data consists of two the paint adjustment data stored in the regions as shown below: one is the “independent independent data region even if you connect the...
  • Page 50: Chapter 3 : Adjustments And Settings For Shooting

    Adjusting the Black Format Balance and the White Balance Before recording with the PDW-700, it is To ensure excellent image quality when using this necessary to set the recording format for each of camcorder, conditions may require that both the video and audio.
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Black Balance

    • During the black balance adjustment, the iris is Adjust the black balance and white balance again. automatically closed. Contact your Sony representative if this message Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance...
  • Page 52: Adjusting The White Balance

    continues to appear even after the black balance FILTER selector (inner knob) ND filter and white balance have been adjusted again. setting For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual. CLEAR Adjusting the white balance Set the switches and selectors as shown If the setting of the FILTER selector is in the figure below.
  • Page 53 Error message Meaning WHITE : NG The white video level is LOW LEVEL too low. Either open the lens iris or increase the gain. WHITE : NG The color temperature is COLOR TEMP too high. Select a suitable HIGH filter setting. WHITE : NG The color temperature is AUTO W/B BAL switch...
  • Page 54: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Clear Scan) horizontal bands Contact your Sony representative if this message of noise when continues to appear even after the white balance shooting subjects and black balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 55: Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    • When a bright object is shot in EVS mode or Before the shutter setting indication ECS mode in such a manner that it fills the disappears, flick the SHUTTER screen, the upper edge of the picture may have selector down to SELECT again and poor quality because of an inherent repeat this until the desired mode or characteristic of CCDs.
  • Page 56 b on the left of the selected item changes to Note z and z on the left of the setting changes to The settings selected on the SHT ENABLE page of the OPERATION menu become invalid when the RM-B150 Remote Control Unit is connected to the camcorder. Turn the MENU knob until “ON”...
  • Page 57: Changing The Reference Value For Automatic Iris Adjustment

    Turn the MENU knob until “ON” Changing the Reference appears, then press the MENU knob. z on the left of the selected item changes to Value for Automatic Iris b and ? on the left of the setting changes to Adjustment The IRIS OVERRIDE item is set to “ON”.
  • Page 58 Turn the MENU knob to move b to IRIS WINDOW, then press the MENU knob. b changes to z and z changes to ?. Turn the MENU knob until the desired auto iris window appears, then press the MENU knob. Opening the lens iris Iris opened by 1 stop (two...
  • Page 59: Adjusting The Audio Level

    Adjusting the Audio Level Setting the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to AUTO automatically adjusts the input LEVEL levels of the audio signal to be recorded in audio channels 1 and 2. You can also adjust the audio CH-3 level manually. F-RUN AUTO R-RUN...
  • Page 60: Manually Adjusting The Audio Level Of The Mic In Connector

    AUTO item to “OFF” on the AUDIO-1 page of the Level to be Control Menu item Setting MAINTENANCE menu. adjusted Channel-1 LEVEL REAR1/ SIDE1 recording (CH-1) level control (on LEVEL the left) FRONT LEVEL control LEVEL F+S1 LEVEL (CH-1) control is CH-3 F-RUN linked with...
  • Page 61: Recording Audio On Channels 3 And 4

    To automatically select the same audio as on Level to be Control Menu item Setting channels 1 and 2 adjusted On the AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE Channel-1 LEVEL MIC CH1 SIDE1 menu, set the AUDIO CH3/4 MODE item to “CH recording (CH-1) LEVEL...
  • Page 62: Setting The Time Data

    FIX. Setting the timecode The timecode setting range is from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) for the PDW-700. RESET/RETURN button DISP SEL...
  • Page 63: Setting The User Bits

    F-RUN: Free run. The timecode generator keeps running. R-RUN: Recording run. The timecode generator runs only while recording. To set the drop frame mode/non-drop frame mode You can select the drop frame (DF) mode or non- drop frame (NDF) mode on the FUNCTION 1 page of the USER menu or OPERATION menu or on the TIMECODE page of the RESET/RETURN button...
  • Page 64 Example 2: Interconnecting a number of generators of other camcorders/VTRs with the camcorders or timecode synchronization internal generator of this camcorder. Connections for timecode synchronization Connect both the reference video signal and the external timecode as illustrated below. Example 1: Synchronizing with an external Reference camcorder timecode External timecode...
  • Page 65 This operation synchronizes the internal To lock the timecode to an external timecode generator with the external source timecode. After about 10 seconds, you can disconnect the external timecode without losing the synchronization. However, there will be noise on the recorded image if you connect or disconnect the timecode signal during recording.
  • Page 66: Chapter 4 : Shooting

    • Remove dust and dirt on the outside of a • PFD50DLA (capacity 50.0 GB) cartridge using a soft dry cloth. 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • If condensation forms, allow ample time to dry Notes before use.
  • Page 67: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    You can also write protect-individual clips. For details, see “Locking (write-protecting) clips” on page 91. Loading and unloading a disc Loading a disc Turn on the POWER switch. V indication on the outside The disc is loaded. Note To insert the disc correctly, make sure that the camcorder is in the upright position (the grip upside, the bottom downside).
  • Page 68: Formatting A Disc

    disc compartment mechanism operable updated, video and audio data recorded in real time is not recognized as files and clip contents again. recorded up to that point are lost. However, this unit has a salvage function which can hold losses to the minimum by reconstructing clips on such discs.
  • Page 69: Basic Procedure For Shooting

    Set the DISP SEL switch to STATUS, can be performed with the PDW-HD1500 or and check on the LCD monitor that the PDW-700. Full salvage cannot be performed following conditions are met. with any other XDCAM device. • The HUMID indicator is not showing.
  • Page 70 Shooting Check that there are no obstructions such as cables near the disc compartment lid. Then press the EJECT button to open the disc compartment lid. After checking that the disc is not write- protected (see page 66), load it and close the disc compartment lid.
  • Page 71: Playing Back The Recorded Clip

    the original start, this creates a single continuous clip Note from the original start time. During recording (while the ACCESS indicator is • The maximum number of clips that can be recorded on lit) do not remove the battery pack. If you do, the a single disc is 300.
  • Page 72 After playback stop To restart playback Press the PLAY/PAUSE button once again. The unit stops at the position where the STOP button was pressed. Viewing camera video during playback Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to resume playback at the stop position. (Live &...
  • Page 73: Deleting The Recorded Clip

    To prevent playback conditions from Advanced Operations for deteriorating Pay attention to the following points when Shooting handling discs. • Do not open disc cartridges and touch discs directly with your hands. • Do not store for long periods in locations which are dusty or exposed to air circulated by fans.
  • Page 74: Setting The Thumbnail Image At Recording Time

    “ShotMark1” or “ShotMark2” appears in the Setting the Picture Cache mode/Picture viewfinder screen for about one second near the Cache time timecode display. If the SHOT MARK 1 or SHOT MARK 2 To record in Picture Cache mode, you need to recording function has been assigned to one of the turn on Picture Cache mode and set the picture ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches, you can also use that...
  • Page 75: Retaking The Most Recent Clip

    y 4-6s y 6-8s y 8-10s y 18-20s y • In Picture Cache mode, you cannot set the F- 28-30s. RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET to make timecode settings. To make timecode settings, The Picture Cache mode settings once made first exit Picture Cache mode. continue to be effective until changed.
  • Page 76: Assigning User-defined Clip Titles Automatically

    Note If an operation (other than recording review) which is not a retake operation is carried out after the last clip has C0020.MXF been recorded, the retake function does not work even C0002.MXF when the camcorder is in the recording pause state. C0001.MXF In this case, the message “RE-TAKE NOT ALLOWED!”...
  • Page 77 Basketball<CRLF> 027 CLIP TITLE Skiing_1<CRLF> TITLE DSABL Skiing_2<CRLF> To transfer a title prefix list to the internal memory of the camcorder (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) Select “TITLE”...
  • Page 78 When you have finished entering the P00 TITLE PREFIX prefix, turn the MENU knob to move x 001: Tennis to “END” and then press the MENU 002: Basketball 003: Skiing_1 knob. 004: Skiing_2 The camcorder exits prefix input mode, and 005: Athletics 006: Aquatics the original CLIP TITLE page appears.
  • Page 79: Assigning User-defined Names To Clips And Clip Lists

    When you have finished entering the • Depending on the character type, the length of name (“C*” part) may be limited to 14 value, turn the MENU knob to move x characters. (The limit for ASCII characters is 56 to “END” and then press the MENU characters.) knob.
  • Page 80 Before starting, set TITLE on the CLIP TITLE page of the OPERATION menu to “ENABL” and set a title (see page Fuji.MXF 111). For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 134. Display the FILE NAMING page of the User-defined clip names can be used by FAM and FTP OPERATION menu.
  • Page 81: Chapter 5 : User Interface Operations

  • Page 82: Information And Controls In Thumbnail Screens

    e Clip date and time Information and controls in Displays the date and time when the selected clip thumbnail screens was shot and recorded. f Duration Clip thumbnail screen Displays the duration (recording time) of the selected clip. 1Thumbnail display items Clip:C0006 006/040 TC 00:23:00:25...
  • Page 83: Expand Thumbnail Screen

    e Lock icon Displays the total duration of all sub clips in the clip list. This icon appears when the clip is locked (protected) (see page 91). Clips cannot be deleted Expand thumbnail screen and their clip information cannot be changed when this mark is displayed.
  • Page 84 Note Essence mark thumbnail screen 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 recording. They cannot be deleted or moved. Shot Mark1 001/029 TC 00:23:02:00 TC 00:24:45:25...
  • Page 85: 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 • The Thumbnail View Menu contains the basic MENU button with a thumbnail screen displayed.
  • Page 86: Thumbnail Screen Operations

    • Press the up-, down-, left-, or right-arrow Thumbnail screen button. • Press the PREV or NEXT button. Clip List:E0001 002/013 • With the SHIFT button held down, press the PREV or NEXT button (to move to the first or TC 00:00:00:00 TC 00:00:04:14 TC 00:00:12:04...
  • Page 87: Thumbnail Operations

    Turn the MENU knob, or press the left- Thumbnail Operations or right-arrow button. The current position moves by an amount equal to of the total number of thumbnails. Press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob at the new position. You can use thumbnail screens to display clip The thumbnail at the position indicated in the information and to find, protect, and delete clips.
  • Page 88 See “Selecting thumbnails” (page 87) for more Using the chapter function to find scenes information. Sections between shot marks and Rec Start are Using the expand function to find scenes called chapters. Rec Start essence marks are set automatically at When the clip thumbnail screen is active, the the start of recording, but shot marks can be set at expand function allows you to divide a selected...
  • Page 89: Playing The Scene You Have Found

    Select OK to delete the mark, or Cancel to cancel the deletion, and then press the Select Essence Mark Shot Mark1 SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Shot Mark2 Rec Start To adjust the position of shot marks at chapter Others positions You can use the chapter thumbnail screen to...
  • Page 90: Changing Clip Index Pictures

    Select the items that you want to Use the PLAY/PAUSE button or F display. REV/F FWD buttons to display the Date: Date and time of creation, or date and frame you want. time of the more recent modification You can also perform a jog operation by Time Code: Timecode of first frame turning the MENU knob.
  • Page 91: Checking Clip Properties

    • Changing the index picture Checking clip properties • Adding and deleting shot marks Notes You can check clip properties such as the title, timecode, duration, date and time of creation, and • Locked clips are deleted along with other clips when a date and time of the more recent modification.
  • Page 92: Deleting Clips

    Display the Thumbnail Menu. In the clip thumbnail screen, select the thumbnail of the clip that you want to Select Lock/Unlock Clip. delete. A message appears asking you to confirm the unlocking. Display the Thumbnail Menu. Select Delete Clip. Clip List:E0001 002/013 A window appears asking you to confirm the Unlock Clip...
  • Page 93: Scene Selection (clip List Editing)

    For more information, see “Assigning user-defined Scene Selection (Clip clip titles automatically” (page 76). List Editing) Clip lists You can use the scene selection function to select clips from the clips saved on a disc and create a cut edit list called a “clip list”. Clip lists have numbers beginning with E, for What is scene selection? example E0001.
  • Page 94: Editing Clip Lists

    Unit memory Add Sub Clip 017/035 Current clip listCan be edited Clip list TC 00:30:25:11 TC 00:30:40:13 TC 01:01:28:25 TC 00:09:43:14 playback and (adding, deleting, and thumbnail reordering sub clips) TC 00:24:24:29 TC 00:24:34:27 TC 00:24:46:22 TC 00:24:56:24 display 00:13:48:24 Scene Selection TOTAL SAVE...
  • Page 95 In step 1, you can also perform a shortcut Add Sub Clip 017/035 operation by pressing the SET/S.SEL button with the SHIFT button held down. TC 00:30:25:11 TC 00:30:40:13 TC 01:01:28:25 TC 00:09:43:14 To reorder sub clips TC 00:24:24:29 TC 00:24:34:27 TC 00:24:46:22 TC 00:24:56:24 00:13:48:24...
  • Page 96 Select Trim Sub Clip, and then press the To delete sub clips SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. The Clip List (Trim) screen appears. See page 86 for more information about thumbnail screen operations. 001/034 Clip List (Trim) Select the clips to delete in the clip list 00:13:48:24 Total 00:00:21:27...
  • Page 97: Managing Clip Lists

    Press the left- or right-arrow button to To switch the information displayed for clip lists select the digit that you want to change. Press the right-arrow button. Turn the MENU knob to change the With each press, the display changes in the value of the digit.
  • Page 98 Disc Menu Load Clip List Name & Date/Sorted by Name DVD og BI... 08 AUG2007 11:50 E0003 03 AUG2007 17:51 Delete E0004 03 AUG2007 17:51 DCD og Blu-ray disc E0005 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0006 03 AUG2007 17:51 Cancel E0007 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0095 18 MAY2006 10:25 E0098...
  • Page 99: Disc Operations

    Select Format Disc, and then press the Disc Operations SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. A message appears asking you to confirm the format. Format Disc All Clips, Clip Lists and Non-AV Data (General Files) Checking disc properties will be Deleted. Format OK? See page 86 for more information about thumbnail Cancel...
  • Page 100: Shortcut List

    Shortcut List You can access many functions from the keyboard, without displaying a menu (shortcut operations). Shortcuts are available for the following functions. The plus sign (+) indicates that one button is held down while another is pressed, for example “SHIFT + RESET/RETURN.” Notes The same shortcut may access different functions, depending on the screen that is active when it is executed.
  • Page 101: Chapter 6 : Menu Displays And Detailed Settings

    Menu Displays and Detailed Settings Chapter Menu Organization The following chart shows the organization of menus in this camcorder. Menu Organization...
  • Page 103: Top Menu

    required to use this menu. Although you can also TOP menu use an external remote control unit to set the items on this menu, this menu is effective when using The TOP menu consists of the following the camcorder by itself outdoors. submenus.
  • Page 104 DIAGNOSIS menu This menu shows the digital hours meter, the ROM version, and information about the internal device status of the camcorder. Menu Organization...
  • Page 105: Menu List

    Menu List Tips • The bold-faced numbers designate the pages that have been registered in the USER menu at the factory. • The bold-faced settings are the factory default settings. • When the setup value in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the value is a relative value.
  • Page 106 No. Page Item Settings Description SUPER IMPOSE SUPER(VFDISP) OFF/ON Turn the output of text (superimposed) information from SUPER(MENU) OFF/ON the SDI OUT 2 connector on or SUPER(TC) OFF/ON off for each item. SUPER(MARKER) OFF/ON Turns the marker display output from the TEST OUT connector on or off.
  • Page 107 No. Page Item Settings Description VF DISP 1 VF DISP OFF/ON For details, see “Selecting the display items” on page 141. VF DISP MODE 1/2/3 DISP EXTENDER OFF/ON DISP FILTER OFF/ON DISP WHITE OFF/ON DISP GAIN OFF/ON DISP SHUTTER OFF/ON DISP AUDIO OFF/ON DISP DISC...
  • Page 108 No. Page Item Settings Description MARKER 1 MARKER OFF/ON For details, see “Setting the marker display” on page 142. CENTER OFF/ON CENTER MARK 1/2/3/4 SAFTY ZONE OFF/ON SAFTY AREA 80%/90%/92.5%/95% ASPECT OFF/ON ASPECT SELECT 15:9/14:9/13:9/4:3/1.85/ 2.35 ASPECT MASK OFF/ON ASPECT MASK LVL 0 to 12 to 15 100% MARKER OFF/ON...
  • Page 109 No. Page Item Settings Description AUTO IRIS IRIS OVERRIDE OFF/ON For details, see “Changing the Reference Value for Automatic IRIS SPEED (–99 to 99) Iris Adjustment” on page 57. CLIP HIGH LIGHT OFF/ON IRIS WINDOW 1/2/3/4/5/6/VAR IRIS WINDOW IND OFF/ON IRIS VAR WIDTH 20 to 240 to 479 IRIS VAR HEIGHT...
  • Page 110 No. Page Item Settings Description OFFSET WHT OFFSET WHITE <A> OFF/ON For details, see “Specifying an offset for the auto white balance WARM-COOL <A> Displays reference color setting” on page 151. temperature WARM-COOL BAL (–99 to 99) <A> OFFSET WHITE <B> OFF/ON WARM-COOL <B>...
  • Page 111: Paint Menu

    No. Page Item Settings Description CLIP TITLE TITLE DSABL/ENABL For details, see “Assigning user- defined clip titles automatically” SELECT PREFIX – on page 76. (when the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) CLEAR NUMERIC – (when the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) LOAD PREFIX DATA –...
  • Page 112 No. Page Item Settings Description WHITE COLOR TEMP <A> Displays reference color Sets the color temperature of temperature. WHITE A. C TEMP BAL <A> (–99 to +99) Adjusts the value more precisely when the color temperature adjustment through COLOR TEMP is not satisfactory. R GAIN <A>...
  • Page 113 No. Page Item Settings Description BLACK BLACK GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the black gamma correction GAMMA on or off. BLACK GAM LOW/L.MID/H.MID/ Sets the range affected by black RANGE HIGH gamma. MASTER BLK (–99 to +99) Adjusts the master black gamma. GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA (–99 to +99)
  • Page 114 No. Page Item Settings Description DETAIL 2 KNEE APERTURE OFF/ON Turns the knee aperture function on or off. KNEE APT LVL (–99 to +99) Sets the knee aperture level. DETAIL LIMIT (–99 to +99) Sets the both detail black and white limiters.
  • Page 115 No. Page Item Settings Description SKIN DETAIL SKIN DETAIL ALL OFF/ON Turns on or off all of channels 1, 2 and 3 for the color detail function. SKIN DETECT Moves to color detection Executes the color detail function. page. SKIN AREA IND OFF/ON Turns the zebra indication on or off in the area of the currently...
  • Page 116 No. Page Item Settings Description MTX MULTI MATRIX OFF/ON Turns the linear matrix correction and multi matrix correction functions on or off. MATRIX (MULTI) OFF/ON Turns the multi matrix correction function on or off. MATRIX AREA IND. OFF/ON Turns the zebra indication on or off in the area corresponding to the currently selected setting.
  • Page 117: Maintenance Menu

    No. Page Item Settings Description SCENE FILE STANDARD Recalls the scene file saved in the memory of the camcorder. STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD – Clears all current detail-adjusted settings and switch settings and returns the settings to the standard settings saved in the reference file.
  • Page 118 No. Page Item Settings Description 02 BLACK BLK SHAD CH R/G/B/TEST/ Selects the channel adjusted by this menu. If SHADING “TEST” is selected, the setting is the same as the setting of TEST OUT SELECT. TEST OUT VBS/R/G/B Selects the signal output of the TEST OUT SELECT connector.
  • Page 119 4%/5% used. Sets the remaining power (% value) of the battery at which the END warning should be issued. Sony BEFORE 11.5V to 11.5V Used when a BP-L60S Battery Pack is used. Sets to 17.0V (in the voltage level of the battery at which the 0.1V steps)
  • Page 120 No. Page Item Settings Description 05 BATTERY 2 TYPE AUTO/OTHER AUTO: Automatically detects the type of the DETECTION battery. OTHER: Always judges the battery to be of the “Others” type regardless of the actual battery type. SEGMENT NO.7 11.0V to 17.0V When the battery type Battery status (in 0.1 V steps)
  • Page 121 No. Page Item Settings Description 06 AUDIO-1 FRONT MIC MONO/STREO Input mode selection for front microphone. SELECT AUDIO CH3/4 CH1/2/SW Selects the sources to be recorded to channels CH- MODE 3/4. CH1/2: Same sources as CH-1/2. SW: Signals selected by the AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches.
  • Page 122 No. Page Item Settings Description 08 AUDIO-3 AU SG (1KHz) ON/OFF/AUTO Sets whether to output a 1 kHz test tone during the Color Bar mode or not. ON: a 1 kHz test tone is output during the Color Bar mode. OFF: a 1 kHz test tone is not output during the Color Bar mode.
  • Page 123 No. Page Item Settings Description 09 WRR WRR VALID CH ALL/CH1 Selects whether to enable channels 1 and 2 of the SETTING wireless receiver, or channel 1 only. ALL: Enable both channel 1 and 2. CH1: Enable channel 1 only. Select this setting to use the wireless receiver as a monaural receiver.
  • Page 124 No. Page Item Settings Description 10 TIMECODE TC OUT AUTO/GENE Selects the timecode signal output. AUTO: Outputs the timecode generator output during recording and outputs the timecode reader output during playback. GENE: Outputs the timecode generator output during recording and playback. DF/NDF (when DF/NDF Sets DF or NDF mode.
  • Page 125 No. Page Item Settings Description 12 CAM REC TALLY OFF/ON Turns the tally illumination control on or off in the CONFIG 1 BLINK event of BATTERY BEFORE END/DISC BEFORE END. REC START OFF/ON Turns on or off the REC START/STOP alarm BEEP sound.
  • Page 126 No. Page Item Settings Description 14 PRESET COLOR TEMP Display Sets the white balance preset value. <P> reference color temperature. C TEMP BAL <P> (–99 to +99) Finer setting when the desired color could not be obtained with the COLOR TEMP <P> color temperature setting.
  • Page 127 No. Page Item Settings Description 17 AUTO IRIS 2 IRIS WINDOW 1/2/3/4/5/6/VAR Selects the auto iris detection window. VAR: variable IRIS WINDOW OFF/ON Turns on and off the function which displays a frame marker for the auto iris detection window. IRIS LEVEL (–99 to +99) Adjusts the level of the auto iris target value.
  • Page 128: File Menu

    When TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page S01D Slot-In Digital Wireless Receiver is installed. is set to “AUTO”, any batteries other than Sony BP- g) SDI OUT 1 SELECT or SDI OUT 2 SELECT in the series batteries and Anton Bauer intelligent battery OUTPUT 1 page of the OPERATION menu must be systems are classified as “Others”.
  • Page 129 No. Page Item Settings Description USER FILE 2 STORE USR PRESET – Sets the pages registered in the USER menu to the standard setting. CLEAR USR PRESET – Clears the standard setting of pages registered in the USER menu. CUSTOMIZE RESET – Returns the pages registered in the USER menu to the factory default state.
  • Page 130 No. Page Item Settings Description SCENE FILE STANDARD For details, see “Saving and Loading Scene Files” on page STANDARD 158. STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD – SCENE RECALL – SCENE STORE – F.ID STANDARD REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE – Save reference file in internal memory.
  • Page 131 No. Page Item Settings Description LENS FILE 2 (–99 to +99) Adjusts the lens file V SAW LENS M VMOD shading compensation. –48 to 0 to +47 Compensates the horizontal LENS CENTER H position of lens file center marker. –15 to 0 to +14 Compensates the vertical position LENS CENTER V of lens file center marker.
  • Page 132: Diagnosis Menu

    DIAGNOSIS menu No. Page Item Description HOURS METER OPERATION Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in units of hours. LASER Displays the total number of output parameters to the optical heads. OPERATION (rst) Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in units of hours (reset possible).
  • Page 133 No. Page Item Description DEV STATUS I/O: MS, FP, CN, Displays the status of each internal device of this unit. DCP, VF D/A: DCP1, DCP2, DCP3 EEPROM: CN, DCP, FRAM: AT FAN: MB LSI: DCP1, DCP2, DCP3, DCP4, TG SCI: SY, RM OPTION BOARD HD-SDI INPUT Displays installed option boards.
  • Page 134: Menu Operations

    When the DISPLAY of the DISPLAY/ASPECT Menu Operations switch on the viewfinder is set to ON, the display indicating the current status of the camcorder appears on the viewfinder screen. For details, see “Selecting the display items” on page 141. To display the TOP menu Displaying menus With no menu displayed on the screen, hold down...
  • Page 135: Using The User Menu (example Menu Operation)

    To select a menu or setting item Example: When using the OPERATION menu If the menu has not been used 001 OUTPUT1 001 OUTPUT1 SDI OUT1 SELECT: SDI OUT1 SELECT: TOP menu CONTENTS page SDI OUT2 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SUPER : SDI OUT2 SUPER : <TOP MENU>...
  • Page 136 the same for the ALL, OPERATION, PAINT, U05 REC FUNCTION MAINTENANCE, and DIAGNOSIS menus. CACHE REC For details about how to operate the USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu, see “Editing the USER menu” (page 137). Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON. Normally, the USER menu appears.
  • Page 137: Editing The User Menu

    To cancel a change or return to the Editing the USER menu standard settings The USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu allows Note you to configure a USER menu that consists only of pages and items that you need by adding, Depending on the setting item, in some cases only the deleting or replacing the pages.
  • Page 138 To delete items from a page by using the E10 USER 9 EDIT CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch Follow steps 1 to 3 in “To add a new page” (page 137). Press the MENU knob. Then select the item that you want to delete. The EDIT FUNCTION page appears.
  • Page 139 The item selected in step 2 moves to the ?E01 EDIT PAGE position that you selected in step 4. 01.OUTPUT 1 02.OUTPUT 2 To insert a blank line 03.SUPERIMPOSE 04.LCD 05.REC FUNCTION Follow steps 1 to 3 in “To add a new 06.ASSIGNABLE SW 07.VF DISP 1 page”...
  • Page 140: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    Press the MENU knob. Then select the ?F01 USER FILE page that you want to delete, and press USER FILE LOAD EXEC the MENU knob. USER FILE SAVE EXEC The EDIT FUNCTION page appears. F.ID : ssssssssssssssss USER PRESET EXEC Select DELETE, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 141: Setting The Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen And The Lcd Monitor

    Item Description Setting the Status DISP DISC Remaining disc capacity indicator Display on the DISP IRIS Iris opening indicator Viewfinder Screen and a) The viewfinder display can be also turned on or off by using the DISPLAY of the DISPLAY/ the LCD Monitor ASPECT switch on the viewfinder.
  • Page 142: Change Confirmation/adjustment Progress Messages

    VOLT: The voltage (VOLT) is displayed Message display Message Display continuously. condition mode setting VF DISP 3 page Item Description When the setting WHITE: n LOW LIGHT Turns on and off the of the WHITE (where n = A on-screen warning BAL switch has CH, B CH, that the average level...
  • Page 143: Setting The Viewfinder

    For details on menu operations, see “Basic Item Description menu operations” (page 134). USER BOX Turns the display of the box cursor on and Select the desired item, and press the off. MENU knob. USER BOX WIDTH Sets the width of the You can set the following items on the box cursor (distance MARKER 1 and MARKER 2 pages.
  • Page 144: Recording Shot Data Superimposed On The Color Bars

    Select the desired item, and press the Display the SHOT DISP page of the MENU knob. OPERATION menu on the screen, and You can set the following items on the VF press the MENU knob. SETTING page. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations”...
  • Page 145: Setting The Shot Id

    Select one of ID-1 to ID-4, and press the To carry out superimposed recording MENU knob. To actually record the items selected for A x mark appears over the first character superimposed recording on the SHOT DISP page, position in the string, and characters can now set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to BARS, DCC be input.
  • Page 146: Displaying The Status Confirmation Screens

    • Type of front microphone To insert a space • Type of input signal to audio channels 1 to 4 In step 3 above, move the x mark over INS, and • Input level of audio channels 1 to 4 press the MENU knob.
  • Page 147: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    Item Description Adjustments and TURBO OFF: When you operate the SW IND GAIN selector after Settings From Menus pressing the TURBO GAIN button once, the video gain is changed according to the GAIN selector operation. ON: When the video gain is Setting gain values for the GAIN boosted to the video gain to the value preset by pressing...
  • Page 148: Assigning Functions To Assign Switches

    setting, and press the MENU knob. Item Setting SDI OUT 1 SELECT Selects the signal Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set output from the SDI all of the desired items. OUT1 connector. OFF: Do not output Assigning functions to ASSIGN video.
  • Page 149 Function Description Function Description TEST OUT Assigns the function to UA01 to Assigns the items assigned in CHARACTER switch whether or not text is the ASSIGN SEL menu. UA10 superimposed on the video a) Even when the MARKER item is set to OFF on signal to be output from the the MARKER page of the USER menu, the TEST OUT connector.
  • Page 150: Setting Power Saving Functions

    (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn Function Content the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) REC VIDEO Selects which signals you will record SOURCE Display the POWER SAVE page of the pictures being shot by OPERATION menu, and press the the camcorder or MENU knob.
  • Page 151: Specifying An Offset For The Auto White Balance Setting

    Item Description Item Description COLOR Sets the color temperature for OFFSET When this item is set to ON, TEMP <A> the desired value. Adjust the WHITE <A> the offset adjusted on this page value while looking at the real is added to the white balance image because error tends to be for channel A.
  • Page 152: Setting The Umid Data

    Functions of UMID data (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) The UMID data enables the followings: • Add a globally unique ID to every clip of audio- Display the LENS FILE page of the visual material.
  • Page 153 • When you change the time zone, adjust the internal clock to local time and turn the power of the camcorder iso_3166_code_lists.htm off and then the power on again. When the country code is less than 4 bytes, the active part of the code will occupy the first part of the 4-bytes and the remainder must be filled with the space character (20h).
  • Page 154: Chapter 7 : Saving And Loading User Setting Data

    ”Memory Sticks” usable with this then gently press in the “Memory camcorder Stick” once and release. With this camcorder, you can use a Sony The “Memory Stick” pops out. “Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO” whose capacity does not Pull the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 155: Saving And Recalling User Files

    Display the MEMORY STICK page of Saving and Recalling the FILE menu, and press the MENU knob. User Files For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 134. Select “EXEC”, and press the MENU knob. The camcorder is equipped with a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 156 Circuit or Recheck and If a file number is followed by “NEW FILE”, STICK ERROR “Memory consult a Sony this means that the file is empty. If data is (flashing) Stick” fault. service stored in the file, the file number is followed representative.
  • Page 157: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    When you have finished entering the Display type Description file ID, turn the MENU knob to move x File ID (10 characters) and to END, and press the MENU knob. date (year/month/day) The entered file ID is now displayed. F.ID File ID (16 characters) DATE Date saved (year/month/day/...
  • Page 158: Returning The User File Settings To The Standard Settings

    (flashing) MEMORY Circuit or Recheck, and You can save various settings for shooting a STICK “Memory Stick” consult a Sony particular scene as a scene file. By loading the ERROR fault. service scene file, you can quickly recreate setup (flashing) representative.
  • Page 159 Select SCENE STORE, and press the (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) MENU knob. The SCENE STORE page appears. Display the SCENE FILE page of the FILE menu, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 160: Loading Scene Files

    1 Select SCENE RECALL, and press the Selecting the file information items to be MENU knob. displayed The SCENE RECALL page appears. You can select the items of file information to be 2 Turn the MENU knob until the page displayed on the SCENE STORE pages (P01 to which contains the desired file number P20) or the SCENE RECALL pages (P01 to P20)
  • Page 161: Returning The Scene File Settings To The Standard Settings

    P01 SCENE RECALL Jumping to a File-Related RECALL OK? YES NO DISPLAY MODE Menu Page When Inserting 001.SCENE1 002.SCENE2 003.NO FILE a “Memory Stick” 004.SCENE4 005.SCENE5 ***.5FILE LOAD MEM1-5 A “Memory Stick” enables you to save user files, scene files, lens files, reference files and ALL To carry out the load (recall), select files.
  • Page 162: Jumping To A File-related Menu Page When Inserting A "memory Stick

    • When any of the following menu pages is already displayed. - A file-related page such as the USER FILE page of the FILE menu - MEMORY STICK, ALL FILE, SCENE FILE, LENS FILE, REFERENCE or ROM VERSION page Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 163: Chapter 8 : File Operations

    File Operations Chapter root Overview INDEX.XML ALIAS.XML DISCMETA.XML MEDIAPRO.XML A remote computer can be connected to this unit SYSPRO.XML and used to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data files, such as video and audio Clip data files. There are two ways to connect a remote C0001.MXF computer.
  • Page 164 Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the Write: Write data sequentially from the start to end of the file. the end of the file. Partial read: Read only a part of the data in the Partial write: Write data to a part of the file only. file.
  • Page 165 f) When the “C*” part of a C*.MXF file name is h) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, the C*M01.XML file changed, a C*M01.XML file with the same name in with the same name in the “C*” part is also deleted the “C*”...
  • Page 166 General directory File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Any file a) UTF-8 file names can be up to 63 bytes in length. (Depending on the character type, file names (including extension) may be limited to 21 characters.) b) Only when the Write Inhibit tab on the disc is set to enable recording.
  • Page 167: File Access Mode File Operations

    Turn the MENU knob to scroll to the File Access Mode File POWER SAVE page of the OPERATION menu, then press the Operations MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations” on page 134. U07 POWER SAVE File access mode operating environment ETHERNET/USB DSABL...
  • Page 168: Operating On Files

    Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-700 IEEE (8-pin) and (i.LINK) S400 connector. 1394 SBP2 Device” and click “OK”. In Windows XP, “Sony XDCAM PDW-700 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” is deleted from the Operating on files list of hardware devices. In Windows Vista, the message “This device Start Explorer.
  • Page 169: Ftp File Operations

    U07 POWER SAVE FTP File Operations ETHERNET/USB DSABL iLINK(FAM) DSABL REC AUDIO OUT File operations between this unit and a remote computer can be carried out by the File Transfer Move b to ETHERNET/USB then press Protocol (called FTP below). the MENU knob.
  • Page 170: Command List

    Enter the password and press the Enter to complete the login process. key. Syntax: PASS <SP> <password> <CRLF> Input example: PASS pdw-700 The password is set to “pdw-700” when the unit is shipped from the factory. The login is complete when the password is QUIT verified.
  • Page 171 <type-code> can be any of the following. However, • No specification: A list of the files in the current for XDCAM, data is always transferred as “I,” directory. regardless of the type-code specification. • A: ASCII The wildcard characters “*” (any string) and “?” - N: Non-print (any character) may be used in <path-name>.
  • Page 172 b) *: 0001 to 0099 - Number of audio channels c) With firmware version 1.5 and higher, the unit can - Duration handle files with user-defined names in the “C*” and - UMID “E*”parts. • non-MXF file - File name Notes Syntax: STAT <SP>...
  • Page 173 Syntax: CWD <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> Syntax: SITE REPF <SP> <path-name> <SP> <start-frame> <SP> <transfer-size> <CRLF> Moves to a directory as follows, depending on whether a directory is specified with <path-name>. • Directory specified: To the specified directory <start-frame> specifies an offset from the start of •...
  • Page 174: Recording Continuous Timecode With Fam And Ftp Connections

    Syntax: SITE MEID <CRLF> Recording Continuous Timecode With FAM and SITE FUNC Acquires the function and version of the expanded FTP Connections commands. Information is sent in the following format. <main function> <SP> <branch function> <SP> <branch function version> When you are connected to the unit by FAM or For XDCAM, sent in a format like “200 MXF DISK 1”...
  • Page 175: Chapter 9 : Maintenance

    Maintenance Chapter After confirming that the disc is not Testing the Camcorder write-protected, load the disc and close the disc compartment lid. Before Shooting Condensation If you move the camcorder from a very cold place to a warm place, or use it in a damp location, Check the functions of the camcorder before condensation may form on the optical pickup.
  • Page 176 • Turn the MENU knob and check that the setting of the selected item changes. Set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to CAM, and change the FILTER selector position in the sequence of 1, 2, 3 and 4. Check that the FILTER indicator on the viewfinder screen displays the correct numbers.
  • Page 177: Testing The Vdr

    Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to Testing the iris and zoom functions STBY and check that the SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes off. Set the zoom to automatic zoom mode and check that the power zoom operates Set the switches located below the color correctly.
  • Page 178 Connect the earphone to the other (2) Testing the automatic audio level EARPHONE jack. Check the earphone adjusting functions as in step 3. Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches (5) Testing external microphones to FRONT. Connect external microphones to the Set the AUDIO SELECT (CH-1/CH-2) AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors.
  • Page 179: Maintenance

    REAR XLR AUTO to “ON” on the VDR Maintenance MODE 1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu. If it does not reflect even after making this setting, the XLR connection automatic detection function does not work correctly. (7) Checking the user bit and timecode Cleaning the Viewfinder functions Use a dust blower to clean the CRT screen and...
  • Page 180: Note About The Battery Terminal

    If you notice bending, deformation, or surface corrosion, contact your dealer or a Sony service representative as soon as possible to have the battery terminal replaced. Periodic inspections are recommended to keep the unit working properly and to prolong its usable lifetime.
  • Page 181: Operation Warnings

    Operation Warnings If a problem occurs when the camcorder is powered or is being operated, a warning is issued by various visible and audible indicators. These visible and audible indicators are: • In the status display on the color and monochrome LCDs: a warning message ("A" in the "Layout of the table of warning messages"...
  • Page 182 REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — — Problem VDR operation Action to take Recording error Recording stops. Turn off the power and consult a Sony service representative. Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — — Problem...
  • Page 183 Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator DISC — flash Problem VDR operation Action to take Disc almost full. Operation continues. Be prepared to change the disc. Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — —...
  • Page 184 EMPTY Salvage NG Salvage processing failed. a) Contact a Sony service representative to exchange the For details, see “Handling of discs battery. when recording does not end A message for VDR operation is displayed in the normally (salvage function)”...
  • Page 185 Stop the disc. FAN Stop temperatures, turn off the power, Lid Closed! The lid of the disc compartment and contact a Sony service does not open. Check the lid. representative. Lid Open! The lid of the disc compartment is a) REC INHI.! appears if you attempt to start recording.
  • Page 186 SELECTED The selected essence mark does SHOT No shot marks have been recorded ESSENCE not exist. MARK in the specified clip. MARK This alarm appears in the essence DOES NOT This alarm appears when an DOES NOT mark selection screen when the EXIST.
  • Page 187: Appendix

    In the event of operating problems If you should experience problems with the unit, • Do not leave the unit with the eyepiece pointing contact your Sony representative. directly at the sun. The eyepiece lens can concentrate the sun’s Use and storage locations rays and melt the interior of the viewfinder.
  • Page 188 About the LCD panels LCD panels are manufactured with extremely high-precision technology that yields effective pixel rates of 99.99% or higher. However, very rarely, one or more pixels may be permanently dark or permanently lit in white, red, blue, or green.
  • Page 189: Specifications

    Specifications General Power voltage 12 V DC +5.0/–1.0 V Power consumption 332(13 Approx. 40 W (with 12 V DC supply, Supplied accessories when recording with the color LCD Shoulder strap (1) Microphone cable (for converting 3-pin Operating temperature connector to two 5-pin connectors) (1) –5°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F) Operation manuals English version (1)
  • Page 190: Optical Disc Drive Section

    F11 (89.9% reflection chart, 2000 lx) MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL 50 Mbps Minimum illumination Audio (with standard playback machine) 0.016 1x (F1.4, +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation) Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, –1.0 dB Video S/N ratio 54 dB Dynamic range 93 dB min.
  • Page 191: Recommended Additional Equipment

    RECORDING MEDIA, EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEMS OR ANY OTHER Note MEDIA OR STORAGE SYSTEMS TO Contact a Sony service representative for information RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. about the viewfinders able to use the BKW-401. • Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use.
  • Page 192: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    Use a tripod adaptor with a suffix of “-E” or later on the model name. LCR-1 rain cover For details, see “Tripod Mounting” (page 45). c) Use this in combination with Sony lithium-ion battery packs. Chart of Optional Components and Accessories...
  • Page 193: Using Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    Using PDZ-1 Proxy Trademarks and Browsing Software Licenses When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio Browsing Software installed is connected to this License unit, you can transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on a disc to the computer. THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE On the computer side, PDZ-1 enables you to MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO...
  • Page 194: About Icg (independent Jpeg Group)

  • Page 195 Before using a “Memory Stick” Precautions • To prevent data loss, make backups of data frequently. In no event will Sony be liable for any loss of data. • Unauthorized recording may be contrary to the provisions of copyright law. When you use a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 196 • “Memory Stick” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 197 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 portion of this manual or the...

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