Sony WLL-CA55 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 WIRELESS CAMERA TRANSMITTER WLL-CA55 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition (Revised 1)
  • Page 2 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines on radio frequency energy (RF) exposures. The maximum SAR levels tested for the Wireless Camera Transmitter (WLL-CA55) has been shown to be 1.19 W/kg at Head. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
  • Page 3 For the customers in Europe Einzelheiten finden Sie unter folgendem URL: Hereby, Sony Corporation, declares that this WLL-CA55 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant Dieses Produkt ist für den Gebrauch in den folgenden Ländern provisions of the Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 4 -diensten aan het algemeen publiek. Para clientes na Europa För kunder i Europa A Sony Corporation declara que o WLL-CA55 está em Sony Corporation förkunnar härmed att denna WLL-CA55 conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras uppfyller de huvudsakliga kraven och andra relevanta villkor i disposições importantes da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
  • Page 5 105 (gratis brug) og for privat brug, - D.M. 28/5/03, for at stille R-LAN-netværk og -tjenester til rådighed for offentligheden. Euroopassa oleville asiakkaille Sony Corporation vakuuttaa täten, että tämä WLL-CA55 vastaa direktiivin 1999/5/EC olennaisia vaatimuksia ja muita asiaankuuluvia määräyksiä. Katso tarkemmat tiedot osoitteesta: Tämä...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Using the CD-ROM Manual ..........7 CD-ROM System Requirements ..........7 Preparations ................7 Reading the CD-ROM Manual ..........7 Overview ................8 Features..................8 Applicable Models..............8 System Configuration Example..........9 Locations and Functions of Parts........11 Attaching to the Video Camera ......... 16 Attaching to the BVP-E10-series camera ........
  • Page 7: Using The Cd-Rom Manual

    • You can purchase a new CD-ROM disc to replace one that has been lost or damaged. Contact your Sony service The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals representative.
  • Page 8: Overview

    Tally and intercom signals from the WLL-RX55 can be system that transmits MPEG-2 video and audio in the 2.4 received. GHz band. It is designed to be mounted on a Sony portable video camera. Wireless camera control You can select the transmission frequency in the range of Connecting an optional remote control panel or remote 2406 MHz to 2478 MHz in 1-MHz or 12-MHz steps.
  • Page 9: System Configuration Example

    System Configuration Example 2-channel diversity reception system (one WLL-CA55 to one WLL-RX55) Wireless Camera Control System Tally/intercom signals Control/GENLOCK signals POWER MUTING UHF SYNTHESIZED TUNER UNIT WRR-855 WRT-series UHF Synthesized Transmitter BATT DISPLAY WRT-8B WRR-series UHF POWER – Synthesized Tuner Unit...
  • Page 10 3-channel diversity reception system (one WLL-CA55 to one WLL-RX55 plus one WLL- RX50) This system does not use the wireless camera control functions. 3-channel Diversity Reception System Coaxial cable with N-type connector Antenna + Down-converter (supplied with the WLL-RX50) WLL-RX50 (sub)
  • Page 11: Locations And Functions Of Parts

    Locations and Functions of Parts Inside panel a Slot for tuner unit b RF OUT connector c DISPLAY button and display DISPLAY d MENU dial CANCEL MENU e CANCEL button f TX ON/CALL button DC LINE TX ON/CALL g DC LINE switch a Slot for tuner unit Status indications Mount a WRR-855A UHF synthesized tuner unit of the...
  • Page 12 The display will automatically enter Screen Save mode if you do not operate the transmitter in normal Transmission mode for a while. To obtain the display again, press the DISPLAY button. d MENU dial Use this dial for making menu settings, including transmission frequency and intercom level.
  • Page 13 REMOTE connector (8-pin) An extra connector for video output. Connect an RCP-700-series remote control panel. The connection cable can be extended to 50 m at For details on the connection, consult your Sony dealer. maximum. b VBS/SDI IN connector (BNC type) Note...
  • Page 14: Back Panel

    Back panel a Shoulder strap fitting post e Battery attachment b TALLY switch and lamps f EARPHONE jack DC-OUT 12V TALLY ERPHONE c DC-OUT 12V connector TALK LINE LINE g TALK switch +48V +48V AUDIO IN INCOM CH-1 CH-2 d DC-IN connector PROD h PROD/ENG switch DC-IN...
  • Page 15 h PROD/ENG (producer/engineer) switch To switch the intercom line: PROD: To select the producer line ENG: To select the engineer line i INCOM (intercom) connector (XLR 5-pin) Used to connect a headset to enable receiving of program/ intercom audio and sending intercom audio. Perform the Incom settings of the Audio menu according to the headset to be used.
  • Page 16: Attaching To The Video Camera

    Loosen the screw on the bottom of the camera until it idles, then remove the transmitter while pushing the screw. Camera Attach the WLL-CA55 to the video camera as shown below so that the 68-pin connectors on both units are connected.
  • Page 17: Mounting The Portable Tuner

    To remove the transmitter Mounting the Portable Loosen the screw on the side of the camera, then remove the transmitter. Tuner Mount the WRR-855A or WRR-860A UHF synthesized tuner unit of the wireless microphone system. Mounting the WRR-855A Remove the cover of the slot for tuner unit. DC -OU T 12V TAL LY...
  • Page 18: Mounting The Wrr-860A

    Mount the tuner unit on the mount bracket. Mounting the WRR-860A (1) Attach the mount bracket (not supplied) to the back panel of this unit. A Pass a screwdriver through the holes and tighten the screws. B Loosen the adjustment screws. C Adjust the metal fitting position for the battery pack to be attached, and tighten the adjustment screws to fix its position.
  • Page 19: Power Supply

    Slide the battery pack down until its “LOCK” arrow Power Supply points to the matching line on the transmitter. This transmitter operates on a battery pack or AC power (with an AC-550/550CE or AC-DN2B). Operating on the Battery Pack Before use, charge the battery pack with a battery charger. The average operation time with the BP-IL75 is approx.
  • Page 20: Operating On Ac Power

    Operating on AC Power Menu Settings Using an optional AC-550/550CE or AC-DN2B AC adaptor, you can operate the transmitter on AC power. You can perform various settings using menus on the display. When using an AC-550/550CE The menu settings are maintained even if you turn the unit Connect the transmitter to the AC power supply through off.
  • Page 21: Setup Menu

    STD-LD: Low-delay mode of Standard mode. When you use the WLL-RX55 in combination for The stability is decreased when compared with camera control, the gain cannot be set on this Standard mode. transmitter. Set it on the WLL-RX55. ROB-LD: Low-delay mode of Robust mode. Side Tone: Select the side tone level.
  • Page 22: Setting The Menu Items

    Item Submenu Values (default) Item Submenu Values (default) Low Batt — 10.9 to 11.5 V (11.1 V) Serial No. — xxxxxx Video — NTSC, PAL (PAL) Sys Timer — xxxxx H RET1 — VBS, CHARA (CHARA) EL Timer — xxxxx H TS Set PGM No.
  • Page 23 Turn the MENU dial to move the cursor (c) to the The corresponding submenu appears. item to be set. Example: * Audio * Downward rotation moves the cursor downwards, and c Incom >> upward rotation moves it upward, scrolling the Audio >>...
  • Page 24: Transmission

    Press the MENU dial. Transmission The question mark (?) changes back to the cursor (x). Set other digits in the same manner. When all the digits To start transmission have been set, press the CANCEL button to return to the upper layer.
  • Page 25: Error Messages

    Error Messages check the power to the camera, and connection of input signals (68-pin consistency, etc.), then consult with a Sony service or sales representative. When an error is generated, one of the following error CHU Com NG messages is displayed.
  • Page 26: Specifications

    Optional accessories Specifications UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit: WRR-855A/860A Battery Pack: BP-L60A/L40A/M50/M100/IL75 AC Power Adaptor: AC-550/550CE, AC-DN2B General Design and specifications are subject to change without Power requirements notice. 12 V DC Current consumption 1.25 A Operating temperature –20°C to +45°C (–4°F to +113°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) 132 ×...
  • Page 27 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 28 Sony Corporation B & P Company WLL-CA55(UC/CE) 2005.03 3-813-880-02 (1) © 2003...

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