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Sony PDW-680 Operation Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ...................... 8 Before use..................8 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ......................9 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls........11 Power supply................... 11 Accessory attachments ..............12 Operating and connectors section ........... 13 HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional)........... 26 Status display on the viewfinder screen ..........
  • Page 3 Connecting a Video Light ................. 48 Using the Shoulder Strap ................48 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position ............49 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ............50 Chapter 3 : Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Setting the Recording Format ..............52 Setting the system frequency ............
  • Page 4 Deleting the recorded clip ............... 78 Using the Freeze Mix function............78 Advanced Operations for Shooting ............79 Recording essence marks ..............79 Setting clip flags with switches............80 Setting the thumbnail image at recording time ....... 80 Starting a shoot with a few seconds of pre-stored picture data (Picture Cache function) ............
  • Page 5 Using planning metadata............... 129 Checking user-defined essence marks .......... 131 Formatting discs ................132 Displaying disc and clip properties in a web browser....132 Transferring clips (Direct FTP function) ..........136 Preparations for clip transfers ............137 Uploading clips ................137 Downloading clips ................
  • Page 6 Specifying an offset for the auto white balance setting ....211 Selecting the lens file ..............212 Setting the UMID data ..............212 Chapter 7 : Saving and Loading User Setting Data Handling the “Memory Stick”..............214 Saving and Recalling User Files ............. 215 Saving user menu data to the “Memory Stick”......
  • Page 7 Chapter 9 : Maintenance Testing the Camcorder before Shooting..........240 Preparations for testing ..............240 Testing the camera ................ 240 Testing the VDR ................242 Maintenance ..................... 244 Cleaning the viewfinder ..............244 Note about the battery terminal............. 245 Operation Warnings ................246 Appendix Important Notes on Operation ...............
  • Page 8: Foreword

    Foreword Before use After purchasing this unit, before operating, it is necessary to set the region of use. (Unless this setting is made, the unit will not operate.) For details of these settings, see “Setting the Area of Use” on page 38. Note Before attaching/removing optional components or accessories to/from the camcorder, be sure to turn the...
  • Page 9: Features

    Overview Chapter Recording of more than 90 minutes of Features high-quality video and audio data • Signals captured by the full-HD (1920 × 1080) image sensors are recorded in MPEG HD422 format for consistently high image quality. • The unit supports recording of four audio channels sampled at 24 bits for high quality.
  • Page 10 Time lapse function (interval recording) enable selection of HD SDI/SD SDI or composite signals. SD signals can be Using this function slow-moving subjects can be upconverted and recorded as HD signals. shot with the movement compressed in time. This • Gen-lock input connector: Enables is convenient for many applications, such as synchronized operation of multiple units, with monitoring plant growth, or the progress of a...
  • Page 11: 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 12: Accessory Attachments

    Note c Viewfinder front-to-back positioning For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the lever camcorder, Sony recommends the use of the following To adjust the viewfinder position in the front-to- battery packs: BP-GL95, BP-GL65, BP-L60S, and BP- L80S.
  • Page 13: Operating And Connectors Section

    Lens mount (special bayonet mount) progress message display area for about three Attach the lens. seconds. Consult a Sony representative for information about For details about the shutter speed and shutter mode available lenses. settings, see “Setting the Electronic Shutter” on page 59.
  • Page 14 When this selector is used with the menu item for WHT: Adjusts the white balance automatically. filter selection display set to ON (see page 198), If the WHITE BAL switch (see page 16) is the new setting appears on the viewfinder screen set to A or B, the white balance setting is for about three seconds.
  • Page 15: Gain Selector

    For details, see “Assigning functions to ASSIGN Position of up-side Audio output switches” on page 204. switch Channels 3 and 4 mixed b COLOR TEMP. (color temperature) audio (stereo) button CH-2/CH-4 Channel 4 audio Press to light the button and change the color temperature for shooting.
  • Page 16: Menu On/off Switch

    1) DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control): Against a very You can select the pages to be displayed on the bright background with the iris opening adjusted to the menu. subject, objects in the background will be lost in the For details, see “Displaying the status confirmation glare.
  • Page 17: Lcd Monitor

    To remove a “Memory Stick”, first press it in to For details about alarms, see “Operation Warnings” on page 246. release the lock, then withdraw. The “Memory Stick” access indicator lights in b LCD monitor green when a “Memory Stick” is loaded, and Displays camera video, VDR-related warnings, lights in red when the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 18: Prev Button

    Press this button again during playback to pause, Display indication Meaning outputting a still image. At this time the indicator Video with The LCD monitor displays flashes. superimposed the same text information This unit is equipped with an image search information (CHAR) as the viewfinder.
  • Page 19: 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 20: Video Format

    b Video format EXT-LK: Appears when the internal timecode generator is locked to an external signal input Indicates the format of video being currently to the TC IN (timecode input) connector. played back or recorded. HOLD: Appears when the internal timecode Indication Format Bit rate...
  • Page 21: 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 22: D Menu Button

    e F-RUN/SET/R-RUN (free run/set/ GUI screen operations section and audio control section recording run) switch Selects the operating mode of the internal timecode generator. The operating mode is set as 2 3 4 5 explained below, depending on the position of the switch.
  • Page 23: Lid Of The Disc Compartment

    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 24: Usb Connector

    Use the GENLOCK page of the Rear MAINTENANCE menu to adjust the genlock H-phase (phase of horizontal sync signal). Available reference signals vary depending on the current system frequency as shown in the following table. System frequency Available reference signals 1080/59.94i 1080/59.94i, 525/59.94i 1080/50i...
  • Page 25 Note Device Enables When these switches are in the MIC position, and the Windows USB Text input wth the on-screen +48V/OFF switch is set to +48V, if you inadvertently keyboard or mouse software keyboard (see page connect any audio device other than a microphone to the 117) AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors, the device may be USB flash drive...
  • Page 26: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    l AUDIO OUT connector (XLR type, 5- a Plug pin, male) Connect to the VF connector on the camcorder. Outputs the audio signals recorded on audio b Stopper channels 1 and 2 or audio channels 3 and 4. The Prevents the viewfinder from coming off the audio signals are selected by the MONITOR camcorder when it is slid from side to side.
  • Page 27: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    OFF: The tally indicator is disabled. LOW: The tally indicator brightness is set to low. TALLY/REC l ZEBRA (zebra pattern) switch BATT Controls the zebra pattern display on the viewfinder screen as follows. ON: A zebra pattern appears and stays. OFF: The zebra pattern disappears.
  • Page 28: Viewfinder Screen

    d Viewfinder screen Top of viewfinder screen e VTR SAVE indicator 12 3 This indicator lights when the VDR SAVE/STBY switch is set to SAVE, putting the VDR into 13.4V power save mode. H D 4 2 2 5 0 E 0 0 0 1 : 0 0 1 / 0 0 4 D C I N 13.9 C O N T 35-30...
  • Page 29: Wireless Microphone Reception Level

    e Clip information f Wireless microphone reception level During shooting, displays information about the When a UHF portable tuner is installed in the clip being recorded or the clip to be recorded next. camcorder, “W” appears together with four- During playback, displays information about the segment reception level indicators for each of the playback clip.
  • Page 30 Bottom of viewfinder screen begins to flash, you should stop shooting and other operations and wait until the internal temperature drops, and then restart operations. k Memory symbol and remaining 13.4V H D 4 2 2 5 0 E 0 0 0 1 : 0 0 1 / 0 0 4 D C I N memory capacity, or wireless LAN 13.9 C O N T...
  • Page 31: Shutter Speed

    d Electric color temperature filter/Scene i Shutter speed file number Indicates the shutter speed or the shutter mode. However, if the SHUTTER selector (see page 13) The electric color temperature filter display is set to OFF, nothing is displayed. appears when the CC 5600K function is set to For details of the displayed shutter speed, see When DISP SCENE FILE on the VF DISP 3 page “Setting the Electronic Shutter”...
  • Page 32: Remaining Clips Display

    Examples of remaining recording time indication Indication Remaining recording time 110 < 120 to 110 minutes 100 < 110 to 100 minutes 90 < 100 to 90 minutes 90 - 85 90 to 85 minutes 85 - 80 85 to 80 minutes 20 - 15 20 to 15 minutes 15 - 10...
  • Page 33: Chapter 2 : Preparations

    Press the battery pack against the back of the camcorder, aligning the line on the side of the battery pack with the matching line on the camcorder. For safety, use only the Sony battery packs and AC adaptors listed below. • BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion Battery Pack •...
  • Page 34: Using Ac Power

    AC power supply. For more information about the connection of the The AC-DN10 can supply up to 100 W of power. viewfinder and camcorder, contact a Sony service representative. 1 Loosen the viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring, 2 attach the...
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Viewfinder Position

    Viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring Viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring Stopper Viewfinder front-to-back positioning knob Moving the viewfinder shoe up Couple the viewfinder connector to the VF connector. Loosen the front-to-back viewfinder VF connector positioning levers and the front-to-back viewfinder positioning knobs, and then pull the viewfinder slide assembly forward.
  • Page 36: Using The Bkw-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket

    Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Handle front cover Rotation Bracket By fitting a BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket (not supplied), you can rotate the Bolt with viewfinder out of the way so that your right leg hexagonal hole does not hit the viewfinder while you are carrying the camcorder.
  • Page 37: Detaching The Eyepiece

    It is also easy to new one. remove dust from the viewfinder screen and For details of a replacement eyecup, contact a Sony mirror when the eyepiece is detached. service representative. Turn the eyepiece locking ring fully...
  • Page 38: Setting The Area Of Use

    Setting the Area of Use PEAKING CONTRAST BRIGHT ZEBRA TALLY DISPLAY HIGH MOMENT ASPECT When using the unit for the first time 1 PEAKING control The area of use is not factory preset. Before using 2 CONTRAST control this unit, you need to set this item. (You cannot 3 BRIGHT control use the unit without setting this item.) To set the area of use...
  • Page 39: Setting The Date/time Of The Internal Clock

    Turn the MENU knob to display the Setting the Date/Time of desired area of use. the Internal Clock Setting Area of use NTSC(J)AREA NTSC area (Japan) NTSC AREA NTSC area (for areas other than Japan) You can set or change the date and time of the PAL AREA PAL area internal clock.
  • Page 40: Mounting The Lens

    Turn the MENU knob to display the Mounting the Lens desired value, and press the MENU knob. z changes to and ? changes to z. To continue the remaining settings, repeat steps 3 and 4. First power off the camcorder, and then mount the When you finish settings, turn the lens using the following procedure.
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length

    securing rubber be put on the lens locking lever as Adjusting the Flange illustrated above. Focal Length Connect the lens cable to the LENS connector. Secure the lens cable with the cable clamps. 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 42: Preparing The Audio Input System

    Repeat steps 4 to 7 until the chart stays Preparing the Audio in focus all the way from wide angle to telephoto. Input System Tighten the F.f or F.B ring fixing screws. Connecting a microphone to the MIC IN connector You can attach the supplied stereo microphone to the microphone holder of the HDVF-20A viewfinder (not supplied).
  • Page 43: Connecting Microphones To The Audio In Connectors

    Microphone Secure the microphone cable with the cable clamps. Connecting microphones to the AUDIO IN connectors You can connect up to two monaural microphones to the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors, using a CAC-12 Microphone Holder (not supplied). The following is the procedure for attaching an electret condenser microphone such as the ECM- 674/678.
  • Page 44: 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-855S UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit • WRR-860A/861/862 UHF Synthesized...
  • Page 45 Set the switches as follows. About the WRR tuner fitting (service part • Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selector for number: A-8278-057-B), contact a Sony service the channel to which the audio output cable or sales representative. is attached to MIC.
  • Page 46: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    1 AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 2 To AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector 3 Audio equipment 4 LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selectors 1 AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 2 To DC OUT connector 3 To AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector 4 LINE / AES/EBU /MIC selectors Connecting line input audio equipment...
  • Page 47: Tripod Mounting

    Tripod Mounting Attach the VCT-14 tripod adaptor (not Red button supplied) to the tripod. Lever Tripod adaptor 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 above until the pin returns to the stowed position.
  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 ( inch) or forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch).
  • Page 50: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    on the lens)) (when the RM REC START item Connecting the Remote on the CAM CONFIG 2 page of the MAINTENANCE menu is set to RM) Control Unit • Buttons to which the COLOR TEMP SW 3200K/4300K/5600K/ 6300K functions have been assigned (ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches, COLOR TEMP.
  • Page 51 Thus, when a remote control unit is connected to When the monitor is connected to the the camcorder, the effective data region is MONITOR OUT connector of the remote switched to the “remote control data region” and control unit the settings of the paint adjustment that were in effect the last time the remote control unit was The MONITOR connector (BNC type) of the used are recalled.
  • Page 52: Chapter 3 : Adjustments And Settings For Shooting

    Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Chapter • This unit can record up to four channels of audio. If Setting the Recording you select a format with eight channels of audio, silence is recorded in channels 5 to 8. Format Setting the system frequency The system frequency is set automatically The recording formats supported by this according to the area of use setting (page 38).
  • Page 53: Mixed Recording Of Clips In Different Formats On The Same Disc

    To enable mixed format recording mode As you turn the MENU knob, the aspect ratio changes as follows: 16:9 y 4:3. Set MIXED RECORDING on the CAM CONFIG 1 page of the MAINTENANCE menu 024 FORMAT to “ENABL”. SYSTEM FREQUENCY: 59.9i If you want to disable mixing of clips with REC FORMAT...
  • Page 54: Adjusting The Black Balance And The White Balance

    Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance To ensure excellent image quality when using this camcorder, conditions may require that both the black balance and the white balance be adjusted. 1 OUTPUT/DCC switch Black balance adjustment 2 AUTO W/B BAL switch The black balance will require adjustment in the Set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to CAM.
  • Page 55: Adjusting The White Balance

    CLEAR Adjust the black balance and white balance again. Contact a Sony representative if this message continues to appear even after the black balance and white balance have been adjusted again. For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
  • Page 56 Place a white test card under the same The white balance adjustment ends in about one second with the message shown in the lighting conditions as for the subject to following figure, and the adjustment setting be shot and zoom up to it. is automatically stored in the memory (A or Alternatively, any white object such as a B) that was selected in step 1.
  • Page 57 to change the color temperature automatically Error message Meaning when the ND filter is switched. WHITE : NG The white video level is LOW LEVEL too low. Either open the Display the WHITE FILTER page of lens iris or increase the the MAINTENANCE menu.
  • Page 58 Select the position to which to assign a menu, the WHITE SWITCH <B> item is set to “ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance)”, the ATW CC filter by selecting one of function is activated to automatically adjust the “ELECTRICAL CC<A>” to white balance of the picture being shot for “ELECTRICAL CC <D>”, and then varying lighting conditions.
  • Page 59: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Notes Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Contact a Sony representative if this message • Whatever the operating mode of the electronic continues to appear even after the white balance shutter, the sensitivity decreases with increasing and black balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 60: Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    make the flicker even worse. Color flicker is Flick the SHUTTER selector from ON particularly likely to happen when the power to SELECT. supply frequency is 60 Hz. In this case, setting The current shutter setting indication appears FLICKER REDUCE to ON or AUTO on the for about 3 seconds in the setting change and CIS COMP page in the OPERATION menu can adjustment progress message display area of...
  • Page 61 camcorder appears along the top and bottom To change the range of choice of shutter of the screen. mode and speed settings You can reduce the time required to select the shutter mode and speed by narrowing the choice of settings in advance. This can be done by using the SHT ENABLE page of the OPERATION menu.
  • Page 62: Changing The Reference Value For Automatic Iris Adjustment

    Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. Changing the Reference The AUTO IRIS page disappears from the screen. Value for Automatic Iris Turn the MENU knob to change the Adjustment reference value. Note The reference value for automatic iris adjustment Be sure to confirm that the current shutter mode is can be changed to aid the shooting of clear not ECS.
  • Page 63 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 64: 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 65: Manually Adjusting The Audio Level Of The Mic In Connector

    REAR2/WRR LEVEL: Audio recording level Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es) for of channel 2 the desired channel(s) selected in step 1 to MANUAL. Setting Control SIDE2 LEVEL (CH-2) control (on the right) Turn the MIC LEVEL control, and FRONT MIC LEVEL control adjust so that the audio level meter F+S2 LEVEL (CH-2) control linked with...
  • Page 66 To automatically select the same audio as on page of the MAINTENANCE menu to channels 1 and 2 FRONT. On the AUDIO-1 page of the MAINTENANCE The levels of audio channels 3 and 4 can now menu, set the AUDIO CH3/4 MODE item to “CH be adjusted with the MIC LEVEL control.
  • Page 67: Setting The Time Data

    F-RUN: Free run. The timecode generator Setting the Time Data 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 TIMECODE page Setting the timecode of the MAINTENANCE menu.
  • Page 68: Synchronizing The Timecode

    generators of other camcorders/VTRs with the 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 timecode RESET/RETURN button DISP SEL HOLD RESET DISPLAY BRIGHT...
  • Page 69 Example 2: Interconnecting a number of To lock the timecode to an external camcorders or timecode synchronization source Reference camcorder DISP SEL HOLD RESET DISPLAY BRIGHT LEVEL EXPAND CHAPTER COUNTER RC U-BIT THUMBNAIL CLIP MENU F-RUN ESSENCE AUTO MARK R-RUN MANUAL AUDIO SELECT S.SEL...
  • Page 70 This operation synchronizes the internal timecode generator with the external 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 71: Chapter 4 : Shooting

    • PFD50DLA (capacity 50.0 GB) • If condensation forms, allow ample time to dry 1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. before use. Notes • It is not possible to use the following discs for...
  • Page 72: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    You can also write protect-individual clips. For details, see “Locking (write-protecting) clips” on page 119. Loading and unloading a disc To load 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 73: Formatting A Disc

    Handling of discs when recording does not end normally (salvage function) Recording processing does not end normally if, for example, the battery pack is removed during recording, or if the power cord is disconnected during recording. Because the file system is not updated, video and audio data recorded in real time is not recognized as files and clip contents recorded up to that point are lost.
  • Page 74 power off, clips are reconstructed on the basis of appear when you insert a disc that was not markers recorded on the disc when the disc is recorded normally. The “XXXX” in the loaded in this unit. Therefore, processing takes message is a code for XDCAM devices that can longer than for a quick salvage (about 30 seconds, salvage the disc.
  • Page 75: Basic Procedure For Shooting

    Check that there are no obstructions Basic Procedure for such as cables near the disc compartment lid. Then press the Shooting EJECT button to open the disc compartment lid. After checking that the disc is not write- protected (see page 71), load it and close This section describes the basic procedures for the disc compartment lid.
  • Page 76 Shooting During recording, the REC indicator lights in the viewfinder. Perform zooming and focus control, if necessary. Note During recording (while the ACCESS indicator is lit) do not remove the battery pack. If you do, the internal processing for recording may not finish properly, which may cause the last few seconds of recording to be lost.
  • Page 77: Playing Back The Recorded Clip

    The timecode of the frozen frame is Notes displayed in the counter display and the • It is not possible to record a clip shorter than 2 seconds. PLAY/PAUSE indicator now flashes (one If you stop recording within 2 seconds of starting, this flash/second).
  • Page 78: Deleting The Recorded Clip

    Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to resume If this happens, check the following points. playback at the most recent position. Whether the disc displays the same playback The playback position is saved to the disc when condition on other XDCAM devices: If so, the disc is ejected, which allows playback to start the surface of the disc may be dirty or at that position whenever it is loaded into any...
  • Page 79: Advanced Operations For Shooting

    Press the button to which you have Advanced Operations for assigned the Freeze Mix function once more. Shooting The unit exits Freeze Mix mode. Start recording. Note Recording essence marks If you exchange discs before starting to record, be careful to keep the unit from moving. Shot marks and other essence marks can be recorded on the disc.
  • Page 80: Setting Clip Flags With Switches

    “ShotMark1” or “ShotMark2” appears in the Setting the thumbnail image at viewfinder screen for about one second near the recording time timecode display. If the SHOT MARK 1 or SHOT MARK 2 When you record a clip, you can specify which recording function has been assigned to one of the frame to use as the clip thumbnail image (see ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches or COLOR TEMP.
  • Page 81 data storage time (Picture Cache time) using the The Picture Cache mode settings once made USER menu. continue to be effective until changed. The Picture Cache time determines the number of You can assign the Picture Cache on/off function seconds recorded from the Picture Cache, to one of the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches, COLOR counting back from the time when you press the TEMP.
  • Page 82: Time-lapse Video (interval Rec Function)

    timecode settings. To make timecode settings, • The Disc Exchange Cache function is enabled. • The Clip Continuous Rec function is enabled. first exit Picture Cache mode. • The Live Logging function is set to Live View mode. When power is lost during recording in Picture Operation limitations during recording Cache mode •...
  • Page 83 Select REC TIME, and turn the MENU Item Description knob to select the desired time to be When the • When you set the POWER recorded on the disc. switch to OFF, the camcorder camcorder power will switch off by itself after is switched off As you turn the MENU knob, the setting disc access has continued for a...
  • Page 84 To shoot and record subject, and the camcorder must be arranged so that during this time the subject is always in the After performing the basic procedures frame. for shooting and recording, following The disc recording time indicates the running the instructions in “Basic Procedure for time of the completed recording.
  • Page 85 When a setting value other than “M” 005 REC FUNCTION (the consecutive mode) is selected in CACHE/INTVAL REC: M.INT step 4, select PRE-LIGHTING, and NUMBER OF FRAME : TRIGGER INTERVAL: turn the MENU knob to select the lighting on-time before recording starts DISC EXCHG CACHE: as required.
  • Page 86: Exchanging Discs While Recording (disc Exchange Cache Function)

    While recording in Manual Interval Rec To exchange discs with the function mode, the TALLY (green tally) indicator in enabled the viewfinder flashes (2 or 4 flashes/second) and the message “MANU INTERVAL (* When the disc exchange cache function is SEC) * FRAME”...
  • Page 87: Recording With The Clip Continuous Rec Function

    contains a large number of clips. As a result, the • Power the unit off video and audio may be interrupted. To disable the function Set CLIP CONT REC in the REC FUNCTION Recording with the Clip page of the OPERATION menu to OFF. Continuous Rec function Retaking the most recent clip Normally, a clip is created as an independent file...
  • Page 88: Assigning User-defined Clip Titles Automatically

    deleted even if you do not carry out a recording However, to choose from a prefix list, you must operation afterwards. create the list beforehand on a computer and transfer it to the unit’s internal memory with a “Memory Stick”. Assigning user-defined clip titles Setting the initial value of the serial number automatically...
  • Page 89 The title of the next clip to be recorded will select “LOAD PREFIX DATA” and be a combination of the prefix in the PREFIX then press the MENU knob. field and the serial number in the NUMERIC “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” appears, and field.
  • Page 90 For details on menu operations, see “Basic Select “YES” and then press the MENU menu operations” on page 189. knob. The value in the NUMERIC field returns to Select “PREFIX” and then press the 00001. MENU knob. To set the initial value to any number A prefix string appears.
  • Page 91: Assigning User-defined Names To Clips And Clip Lists

    Assigning user-defined names to clips and clip lists C0001.MXF The following standard format names are assigned automatically to clips and clip lists that are created or recorded by XDCAM devices. Clips: C0001.MXF to C9999.MXF Clip lists: E0001E01.SMI to E0099E01.SMI TITLE00001 When you record or create clips and clip lists, you can assign user-defined names instead of the When sub item “AUTO NAMING”...
  • Page 92: Using Planning Metadata

    Press the THUMBNAIL button to display the Professional Disc: • Format that can be used in thumbnail screen, and select the clip whose name the General directory (see General/Sony/ you want to check. page 227) Planning The name of the selected clip appears in the upper •...
  • Page 93 CBK-WA01 Wi- • If the UTF-8 format string exceeds 50 bytes, the ASCII Fi adapter and the supplied Sony Planning Metadata format string is used as the clip name string. Add-in application software. For details, refer to the If no ASCII format name is specified, the standard operation manual of the CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Page 94: Planning Metadata

    Example of disc name specification Note <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>3 If a name string contains even one non-ASCII character, <PlanningMetadata the maximum length of that string is 16 characters. xmlns=" Essence mark name string example planningmetadata" assignId="H00123" <?xml version="1.0" encoding= creationDate="2009-09-10T08:00:00-05:00"...
  • Page 95: Recording Video From External Devices

    <Meta name="_ShotMark1" content= • Camera video is recorded if you switch to external input without inputting an external video signal to the " Goal "/>3 SDI IN (OPTION) connector or the GENLOCK IN <Meta name="_ShotMark2" content= connector. " Shoot "/>3 •...
  • Page 96: Using The Live Logging Function

    2) Does not appear when the optional CBK-SC02 This function allows you to do the following on Analog Composite Input Board is not installed. your computer. • View proxy AV data After you complete this setting, you can record • Add and edit metadata (titles, comments, the video signals of external devices by inputting essence marks, and so on) the SDI signals selected in step 3 to the SDI IN...
  • Page 97: Recording Proxy Data

    • Metadata: \MSSONY\PRO\XDCAM\MEMDISC\ PROAVID\Clip memory remaining display (see page • Planning metadata: \MSSONY\PRO\XDCAM\ 30). MEMDISC\PROAVID\General\Sony\Planning After confirming that the USB flash Notes drive has enough free capacity, press • USB flash drives must be formatted with the FAT32 the REC START button or the VTR file system.
  • Page 98 To stop recording The clip’s proxy data is written to the USB flash drive at the same time that the clip is Recording to a USB flash drive stops whenever recorded to the disc. recording to the disc stops. To stop recording to the USB flash drive only, set 1) After the unit is powered on.
  • Page 99 Select COPY ALL CLIPS in the The message “EXECUTE OK?” appears. MEMORY REC page of the Select “YES”, and then press the OPERATION menu, and then press the MENU knob. MENU knob. During the execution of the deletion, the The message “EXECUTE OK?” appears. message “MEMORY ACCESS”...
  • Page 100: Chapter 5 : Operations In Gui Screens

    Operations in GUI Screens Chapter Overview You can perform scene searches, play the (The GUI screens can display European searched scenes, and select scenes (edit clip list) languages, Japanese, Korean, Simplified in Graphical User Interface (GUI) screens. The Chinese, and Traditional Chinese for clip names GUI screens are your gateways to discs and the and titles.) data saved on discs.
  • Page 101 Clip playback screen Clip thumbnail screen Clip:C0006 006/040 TC 00:23:00:25 TC 00:23:40:07 TC 00:24:45:11 TC 00:25:06:14 TC 00:25:49:23 TC 00:26:22:10 TC 00:27:19:04 TC 00:27:51:09 TC 00:28:06:09 TC 00:28:22:02 TC 00:23:34:18 TC 00:23:54:22 30 NOV 2005 13:38 0:00:10:23 DATE&TIME THUMBNAIL THUMBNAIL Unlit ESSENCE ESSENCE...
  • Page 102: Information And Controls In Thumbnail Screens

    Information and controls in thumbnail screens About the display of clip and clip list names You can specify that titles should appear instead of names in the clip name areas of thumbnail screens. You can also change the display language. To specify that titles (see page 91), if they exist, should be displayed with higher priority than names, select one of the following under Settings...
  • Page 103: Index Picture

    g Duration selection is the timecode of the first frame or the timecode of the thumbnail frame. Displays the duration (recording time) of the selected clip. When multiple clips are selected, f Lock icon displays the total recording time of the selected This icon appears when the clip is locked clips.
  • Page 104: Clip Name

    e Clip name Notes Displays the name or a title of the expanded clip • “New File” appears when no clip list has been loaded (see page 102). into the unit’s memory, and when a clip list has been cleared from the unit’s memory. f Duration •...
  • Page 105: Displaying Menus

    d Chapter number/total chapters Note Displays the total number of chapters and the The total number of essence marks is the total number of number of the selected chapter. essence marks that have been set in all clips on the disc. Note d Scrollbar The total number of chapters is the total number of...
  • Page 106 Thumbnail screen Clip:"Navigeting sibiling relati..." 018/036 TC 00:29:19:23 TC 00:29:38:25 TC 00:29:50:04 TC 00:30:25:11 TC 00:30:40:13 TC 01:01:28:25 TC 00:09:43:14 TC 00:24:24:29 TC 00:24:34:27 TC 00:24:46:22 TC 00:25:42:08 TC 00:25:49:07 30 NOV 2005 14:14 0:23:22:26 DATE&TIME Thumbnail Menu Clip Information Select Index Picture Clip Properties Add Sub Clips...
  • Page 107 Disc Menu The Disc Menu allows you to do the following. (Underlined values in the Operation/Setting column are the factory defaults.) Item Operation/Setting Load Clip List Load clip list into this unit’s memory. Save Clip List Save a clip list to the disc under its current name, overwriting the old contents.
  • Page 108 Item Operation/Setting Settings Sub-Item SET Key on Thumbnail Selects the behavior of the unit when the SET/S.SEL button or MENU knob is pressed with one thumbnail selected. Cue up & Still: Cue up the selected thumbnail. Cue up & Play: Cue up and play the selected thumbnail.
  • Page 109: Gui Screen Operations

  • Page 110: Thumbnail Operations

    To return to the previous screen Thumbnail Operations Press the RESET/RETURN button. To move from a menu level to the next lower or higher menu level For a menu item displayed together with a B or b You can use thumbnail screens to display clip mark, you can move to the next lower or higher information and to find, protect, and delete clips.
  • Page 111: Searching With Thumbnails

    Turn the MENU knob, or press the up See “Selecting thumbnails” (page 110) for more information. or down-arrow button. The current position moves by an amount Using the expand function to find scenes equal to of the total number of thumbnails.
  • Page 112 Select OK to delete the mark, or Cancel Using the chapter function to find scenes to cancel the deletion, and then press the Chapters are the sections between the shot marks, SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Rec Start marks, and other essence marks. To adjust the position of shot marks at chapter Rec Start essence marks are set automatically at positions...
  • Page 113: Playing The Scene You Have Found

    THUMBNAIL/ESSENCE MARK In the clip playback screen, the PREV and NEXT buttons jump to the previous or next recording button with the SHIFT button held start points. down. The Select Essence Mark screen appears. The names of essence marks that are not Playing the scene you have found recorded on the disc are displayed in gray.
  • Page 114: Selecting Clips By Type (filter Clips Function)

    Item name Filtering condition Clip Flag: OK Clip flag set in the clip (OK/NG/KP(KEEP)/ Clip Flag: NG none) Clip Flag: KP(KEEP) Clip Flag: none Current Planning Clips that have been Metadata recorded according to the instructions in the Selecting clips by type (Filter currently loaded planning Clips function) metadata...
  • Page 115: Selecting The Information Displayed On Thumbnails

    Selecting the information displayed on thumbnails You can select the information to be displayed at the bottom of the thumbnails in thumbnail screens. See page 109 for more information about thumbnail screen operations. Press the PLAY/PAUSE button. The screen changes to the clip playback Display the Thumbnail Menu in the clip screen, and playback starts.
  • Page 116: Checking Clip Properties

    Select Set Index Picture. To select a clip index picture while A message appears asking you to confirm viewing the video that you want to set the current frame as the index picture. See page 109 for more information about thumbnail screen operations.
  • Page 117 Modified: Date and time of most recent (A keyboard appears that corresponds to the modification font selected with Disc Menu item Settings Rec Device: Name of device that created clip >Select Font if the area of use setting is (product number) NTSC AREA or PAL AREA.
  • Page 118 Font if the area of use has been set to NTSC the mouse icon is highlighted and a mouse pointer AREA or PAL AREA. appears when a USB mouse has been enabled. 1) Some USB keyboards or USB mice may not be recognized.
  • Page 119: Setting Clip Flags

    To clear clip flags desired speed. Adjust according to the selected mouse. Carry out steps 1 to 3, selecting a clip that has a flag set, and then select “none” in step 4. To exit the software keyboard from a USB You can also use switches to set and clear clip flags.
  • Page 120: Deleting Clips

    Select Lock or Delete All Clips, and then Deleting clips select Lock All Clips. A message appears asking you to confirm You can delete clips while checking their locking all clips. contents. Select OK to lock all clips or Cancel to Notes cancel it, and then press the SET/S.SEL •...
  • Page 121: Scene Selection (clip List Editing)

    In step 1, you can also perform a shortcut Scene Selection (Clip operation by pressing the RESET/RETURN button with the SHIFT button held down. List Editing) To delete all clips Display the Disc Menu. Select Lock or Delete All Clips, and then What is scene selection? select Delete All Clips.
  • Page 122: Creating And Editing Clip Lists

    Clip lists Unit memory Current clip list can be edited You can use the scene selection function to select Clip list clips from the clips saved on a disc and create a playback and (adding, deleting, and thumbnail cut edit list called a “clip list”. reordering sub clips) display Clip lists have numbers beginning with E, for...
  • Page 123 Adding sub clips from the clip thumbnail screen Add sub clips: Use the Add Sub Clips The following procedure explains operations in command to add the clips you want to the clip thumbnail screen. You can proceed in the use to a clip list. You can add up to same way in the expand thumbnail screen and the 300 sub clips to one clip list.This chapter thumbnail screen.
  • Page 124 Press the RESET/RETURN button. where the currently selected sub clips will be inserted. This returns you to the clip thumbnail screen. To display the total duration after Repeat steps 1 to 6 as required to add addition of the selected clips more clips.
  • Page 125 Move the I cursor to the point where When you find the point that you want you want to move the selected to make the end point, select “OUT” thumbnails. and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Press the SET/S.SEL button or the The timecode of the new Out point appears in MENU knob.
  • Page 126 To play the clip list Set Start Time Code Note 2 2 : 3 4 . 5 6 : 1 7 When this unit is in single clip playback mode (see M I N S E C F R M page 77), only the selected sub clip can be played.
  • Page 127: Managing Clip Lists

    A list of clip lists appears. Managing clip lists Disc Menu To load clip lists Save Clip List Name & Date/Sorted by Name DVD og BI... 08 AUG2007 11:50 E0003 03 AUG2007 17:51 The following procedure loads a clip list stored on E0004 03 AUG2007 17:51 E0005...
  • Page 128 Select OK, and then press the SET/ Select one of the following sort methods, S.SEL button or the MENU knob. and then press the SET/S.SEL button or The current clip list returns to the unnamed the MENU knob. state “(no name)”. Name(A-Z): Sort in ascending order by clip list name.
  • Page 129: Disc Operations

    See “To edit clip information” (page 117) for Disc Operations information about operations. Using planning metadata Planning metadata is a file that contains metadata about the clips to be shot and recorded. To use planning metadata, you will need to save a Checking disc properties file in advance in the specified location of a media, and insert the media into this unit.
  • Page 130 recording on the USB flash drive and connect it again. • If the message “USB M. INHI” appears when you connect a USB flash drive, disconnect the drive, enable recording on the USB flash drive, and then connect it again. •...
  • Page 131: Checking User-defined Essence Marks

    Select “Settings”, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Select “Planning Clip Name in Clip Info. Area”, and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob. See page 29 for more information about the Clip Info. Area. Press the left- or right-arrow button to Select one of the following, and then select a digit to change.
  • Page 132: Formatting Discs

    Press ,, and then turn the SET/S.SEL Display the Disc Menu. button or the MENU knob. Select “Settings”, and then press the The User Defined Essence Marks screen SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. appears. Select “Setting Format Disc”, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob.
  • Page 133 The user name and password are set to the following when the unit is shipped from the factory. • User name: admin • Password: pdw-680 After the user name and password are To display clip thumbnails verified, an XDCAM web page appears.
  • Page 134 Insert a disc into this unit, and put this unit’s memory and stored in the /General/ unit into the following state. Sony/Planning directory on the disc. • Recording, playback, search and other disc “OK” appears in the “Status” field when the operations: Stopped transfer is complete.
  • Page 135 Note To load planning metadata, you must install the CBKZ-UPG01 Software Upgrade Key. Disc Operations...
  • Page 136: Transferring Clips (direct Ftp Function)

    Transferring clips (Direct FTP function) You can transfer clips (MXF files) between this Transfer Transfer target Function unit and external devices over a network. This direction unit has an Direct FTP function, which allows Upload One or more clips you to connect to any XDCAM device or Multiple clips with clip computer with an FTP server function and list...
  • Page 137: Preparations For Clip Transfers

    • PDW-F800 this setting. • PDW-700 To reconnect to a remote host • PDW-680 The Reconnect button is enabled if the most recent operation successfully established a To enable the UPnP function on this unit, set connection to a remote host.
  • Page 138 Item Setting Host Name Host name IP Address IP address Subnet Mask Subnet mask DHCP Setting that specifies whether to acquire the IP address automatically from a DHCP server Select the remote host (the target device Enabled: Acquire to which you want to transfer the clips). automatically You can register up to four remote hosts.
  • Page 139 XDCAM remote host with specified device, the default is the model user name and password. name, such as “pdw-680”.) Change When a path was specified, a) If an XDCAM device is selected as the Device Directory...
  • Page 140 When the connection is complete (the • Set the ETHERNET/USB item on the indicators of all items have turned green), the POWER SAVE page of the OPERATION Upload Clips via Direct FTP screen appears. menu to DSABL. To check the connection on the remote Note host side When several files are to be transferred, the entire...
  • Page 141: Downloading Clips

    The duration of the transfer range appears in • When more 301 or more clips are stored on a remote host, the denominator indicating the clip the lower right of the screen. total at the upper right is shown as “- - -”, and the Note names of the 301st and following clips are not displayed.
  • Page 142 Settings on this unit Press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Item Setting The Select Remote Host screen appears. POWER SAVE ETHERNET/ ENABLE page of Select “Hosts Discovered via UPnP”, OPERATION and then press the SET/S.SEL button or menu the MENU knob.
  • Page 143: Shortcut List

    Shortcut List You can access many functions from the button is held down while another is pressed, for keyboard, without displaying a menu (shortcut example “SHIFT + RESET/RETURN”. operations). Note Shortcuts are available for the following The same shortcut may access different functions, functions.
  • Page 144: Menu Organization

    Menu Displays and Detailed Settings Chapter [B] OPERATION menu Menu Organization OPERATION OUTPUT 1 OUTPUT 2 SUPERIMPOSE REC FUNCTION ASSIGNABLE SW POWER SAVE The following chart shows the organization of VF DISP 1 menus in this camcorder. VF DISP 2 VF DISP 3 ' ! ' LED TOP MENU...
  • Page 145: Top Menu And Top-level Menus

    [D] MAINTENANCE menu TOP menu and top-level menus MAINTENANCE WHITE SHADING BLACK SHADING The TOP menu appears when, with no menu LEVEL ADJUST displayed, you hold down the MENU knob and BATTERY 1 set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON. The TOP BATTERY 2 menu contains only top-level menus.
  • Page 146 monitor to monitor the waveforms output by the FILE page of the PAINT menu. You can save one camera. Support of a video engineer is usually reference file in the internal memory of the unit required to use this menu. Although you can also and one in a “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 147: Menu List

    Menu List Tips • The bold-faced numbers designate the pages that have been registered in the USER menu at the factory. • The following lists include items and settings that appear only when an option board or separately sold software is installed. •...
  • Page 148 Page Item Settings Description OUTPUT 2 DOWN CON MODE CROP/LETTR/SQEZE Sets the conversion mode for (LETTR is displayed down-converted output. when the LETTER BOX item on the SELECT FUNCTION page is set to “ENABL”.) WIDE ID THROU/AUTO Specifies whether to add wide picture information to the SD output signal.
  • Page 149 Page Item Settings Description CACHE/INTVAL REC OFF/CACHE/A. INT/ For details, see “Starting a shoot FUNCTION M. INT with a few seconds of pre-stored picture data (Picture Cache CACHE REC TIME 0-2S/2-4S/4-6S/6-8S/8- function)” on page 80 and “Time- 10S/18-20S/28-30S lapse video (Interval Rec TAKE TOTAL TIME 5MIN/10MIN/15MIN/ function)”...
  • Page 150 Page Item Settings Description VF DISP 1 VF DISP OFF/ON For details, see “Selecting the display items” on page 197. 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 OFF/ON...
  • Page 151 Page Item Settings Description MARKER 1 MARKER OFF/ON For details, see “Setting the marker display” on page 199. 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 152 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 62. 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 20 to 135 to 269...
  • Page 153 Page Item Settings Description WHITE WHITE SWITCH <B> MEM/ATW Specifies the operating mode SETTING when the WHITE BAL switch is set to the B side. MEM: Auto white balance ATW: Auto tracing white balance SHOCKLESS WHITE OFF/1/2/3 Specifies the transition time when the WHITE BAL switch is changed to a new setting (1 is fastest)
  • Page 154 Page Item Settings Description SHT ENABLE SHUTTER ECS OFF/ON The items which can be set differ depending on the setting of the SHUTTER SLS OFF/ON SYSTEM FREQUENCY item on SHUTTER 1/60 OFF/ON the FORMAT page. For details, SHUTTER 1/100 OFF/ON see “Setting the Electronic SHUTTER 1/120 OFF/ON...
  • Page 155 Page Item Settings Description SOURCE SEL FRONT MIC SELECT MONO/STREO Input mode selection for front (When stereo microphone. microphone is connected) REC VIDEO SOURCE CAM/EXT For details, see “Recording video (When the CBK-HD01 from external devices” (page 95). or CBK-SC02 option board is installed) EXT VIDEO SOURCE VBS/SDSDI/HDSDI...
  • Page 156 Page Item Settings Description CLIP TITLE TITLE DSABL/ENABL For details, see “Assigning user- defined clip titles automatically” SELECT PREFIX EXEC on page 88. (When the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) CLEAR NUMERIC EXEC (When the TITLE item is set to “ENABL”) LOAD PREFIX DATA EXEC (When the TITLE item...
  • Page 157 Page Item Settings Description SELECT LETTER BOX DISABLE/ENABLE Enable the selection of “LETTR” FUNCTION (LETTER BOX) in the DOWN CON MODE item on the OUTPUT 2 page. Note Breakup may occur in output signals and in the video and audio of this unit for about 5 to 10 seconds immediately after this setting is changed.
  • Page 158: Paint Menu

    PAINT menu Page Item Settings Description SW STATUS GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the gamma correction on or off. BLACK GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the black gamma correction on or off. MATRIX OFF/ON Turns the linear matrix correction and user-set matrix correction functions on or off. KNEE OFF/ON Turns the knee correction on or...
  • Page 159 Page Item Settings Description BLACK/ MASTER BLACK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the master black level. FLARE R BLACK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the R black level. B BLACK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the B black level. MASTER FLARE (–99 to 99) Adjusts the flare level of the master.
  • Page 160 Page Item Settings Description BLACK BLACK GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the black gamma GAMMA correction on or off. (When BLACK GAM RANGE LOW/L.MID/H.MID Sets the range affected by black SATURATION gamma. MODE is set to BLACK GAMMA (–99 to 99) Sets the master black gamma L.KEY on the level.
  • Page 161 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. DTL WHT LMT (–99 to 99) Sets the detail white limiter.
  • Page 162 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 page. function. SKIN AREA IND OFF/ON Turns on and off the function that displays a zebra pattern where...
  • Page 163 Page Item Settings Description MTX LINEAR MATRIX OFF/ON Turns the linear matrix correction and user-set matrix correction functions on or off. MATRIX(USER) OFF/ON Turns the user-set matrix correction function on or off. MATRIX(PRESET) OFF/ON Turns the preset matrix correction function on or off. MATRIX(PRST) SEL 1/2/3/4/5/6 Selects the preset matrix...
  • Page 164 Page Item Settings Description V MODULATION V MOD OFF/ON Turns the V modulation function on or off. MASTER VMOD (–99 to 99) Adjusts the master V modulation level. R VMOD (–99 to 99) Adjusts the R V modulation level. G VMOD (–99 to 99) Adjusts the G V modulation level.
  • Page 165: Maintenance Menu

    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 166 Page Item Settings Description 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/Y/R/G/B/ Selects the signal output of the TEST OUT SELECT connector.
  • Page 167 Sets the voltage level of the battery at which the END warning should be issued. Other BEFORE 11.5V to 11.8V Used when a battery pack other than a Sony to 17.0V (in battery pack is used. Sets the voltage level of 0.1V steps) the battery at which the BEFORE END warning should be issued.
  • Page 168 Page Item Settings Description BATTERY 2 TYPE DETECTION AUTO/OTHER AUTO: Automatically detects the type of the battery. OTHER: Always judges the battery to be of the “OTHER” 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) judgment is “OTHER”,...
  • Page 169 Page Item Settings Description 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 MODE CH-3/4. CH1/2: Same sources as CH-1/2. SW: Signals selected by the AUDIO IN CH- 3/CH-4 switches.
  • Page 170 Page Item Settings Description 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 171 Page Item Settings Description AUDIO-3 AUDIO CH4 FIX/FRONT Selects the audio level recorded on channel 4. FIX: Fixed LEVEL FRONT: Level as adjusted by the MIC LEVEL control on the front panel of the camcorder Menu List...
  • Page 172 Page Item Settings Description WRR VALID CH ALL/CH1 Selects whether to enable channels 1 and 2 of SETTING the 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 173 Page Item Settings Description 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 DF/NDF Sets DF or NDF mode.
  • Page 174 Page Item Settings Description REC TALLY OFF/ON Turns the tally illumination control on or off when the battery is almost exhausted or the CONFIG 1 BLINK disc is almost full. REC START BEEP OFF/ON Turns on or off the REC START/STOP alarm sound.
  • Page 175 Page Item Settings Description TEST SAW SAW/REC Selects the test signal. CONFIG 2 SELECT COLOR BAR ARIB/100%/ Selects the HD color bar type. SELECT 75%/SMPTE USER & ALL OFF/ON Show only USER menu in the top menu. ONLY RM COMMON OFF/ON Selects whether or not to share settings for MEMORY...
  • Page 176 “ALAC” has appeared in the viewfinder. Contact your dealer or a Sony service representative for more information about lenses that support aberration correction.
  • Page 177 Page Item Settings Description WHITE ND FILTER OFF/ON Turns on and off the function which assigns FILTER CTEMP electrical CC filters to neutral density (ND) filters. ND FLT CTEMP 3200K/4300K/ Select the color temperatures when the <1> 5600K/6300K electrical CC filters are assigned to the ND filters.
  • Page 178 Page Item Settings Description 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 179 Page Item Settings Description EXEC Suppresses white flecks by executing the automatic pixel noise reduction function. APR(SLS) EXEC Suppresses white flecks in SLS (Slow Speed Shutter) mode by executing the automatic pixel noise reduction function. Note The execution time for this function is about 30 minutes.
  • Page 180 Page Item Settings Description NETWORK 1 NETWORK SETUP EXEC Displays the NETWORK SETTING page, so that you can make network settings. DHCP Display only Enables or disables automatic acquisition of an IP address from a DHCP server IP ADDRESS Display only IP address SUBNET MASK Display only...
  • Page 181 Page Item Settings Description NETWORK 2 NET CFG RESET EXEC Reset network settings to the factory defaults. Display only MAC address of this unit Wi-Fi DSABL/ENABL For details, see “To specify a connection (Displayed destination by WPS operations” (page 210). WPS MODE ONE PUSH/ only when...
  • Page 182 Page Item Settings Description Wi-Fi Wi-Fi SETUP EXEC Displays the Wi-Fi SETTING page so that (Displayed you can make wireless LAN settings. only when Wi-Fi STATUS [-----]/ Communication/connection status CBKZ-UPG01 [xxxxx]/ xxxxx: Displays the signal strength by software CONNECT the number of x’s. upgrade key is (display only) CONNECT: Executing the connection...
  • Page 183: File Menu

    When TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page S01D 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 184 Page Item Settings Description USER FILE 2 STORE USR PRESET EXEC Save settings for items on pages registered in the USER menu as the standard settings. CLEAR USR PRESET EXEC Clear the standard setting of pages registered in the USER menu. CUSTOMIZE RESET EXEC Return the pages registered in the USER menu to the factory default...
  • Page 185 Page Item Settings Description SCENE FILE STANDARD For details, see “Saving and Loading Scene Files” on page STANDARD 218. STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD – SCENE RECALL EXEC SCENE STORE EXEC F.ID STANDARD REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE EXEC Save reference file saved in the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 186 Page Item Settings Description LENS FILE 1 LENS FILE RECALL EXEC Load lens file. LENS FILE STORE EXEC Save lens file. F.ID No Offset/up to 16 Sets the name of the last selected characters lens file. SOURCE MEMORY1 Displays the number of last loaded lens file.
  • Page 187: Diagnosis Menu

    Page Item Settings Description LENS FILE 3 SHADING CH SEL R/G/B/TEST Selects the channel adjusted by this menu. If TEST is selected, the setting is linked to the setting of TEST OUT SELECT. TEST OUT SELECT VBS/Y/R/G/B/LCD Selects the signal output of the TEST OUT connector.
  • Page 189: Menu Operations

    indicating the current status of the camcorder Menu Operations appears on the viewfinder screen. For details, see “Selecting the display items” on page 197. To display the TOP menu With no menu displayed on the screen, hold down the MENU knob and set the MENU ON/OFF Displaying menus switch to ON.
  • Page 190 To scroll pages ?001 OUTPUT1 ?005 REC FUNCTION SDI OUT1 SELECT: CACHE/INTVAL REC: SDI OUT2 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SUPER : TEST OUT SELECT: DISC EXCHG CACHE: TEST OUT SUPER : CLIP CONT REC LIVE LOGGING When ? blinks, turn the MENU knob to switch pages. To select a menu or setting item 001 OUTPUT1 001 OUTPUT1...
  • Page 192: Using The User Menu (example Menu Operation)

    When you set items on the ALL, To display the TOP menu when another OPERATION, PAINT, MAINTENANCE, menu is displayed FILE, and DIAGNOSIS menus, move b to Move b to “TOP” displayed at the top right of the menu that contains the desired item in the each page of the menu, and press the MENU TOP menu, and then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 193: Editing The User Menu

    When nothing appears in front of the page To end the menu operation, set the number MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. Turn the MENU knob to move b to the page The menu disappears from the screen, and number, and press the MENU knob. Then turn the the display indicating the current status of the MENU knob to switch pages.
  • Page 194 To delete items from a page by using the Example: when the EDIT USER 9 page is CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch selected E10 EDIT USER 9 Follow steps 1 to 3 in “To add a new page” (page 193). Press the MENU knob. Then select the item that you want to delete.
  • Page 195 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 196: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    Press the MENU knob. Then select the E22 EDIT PAGE NAME1 page that you want to delete, and press USER1 : USER 1 the MENU knob. USER2 : USER 2 USER3 : USER 3 The EDIT FUNCTION page appears. USER4 : USER 4 USER5 : USER 5 USER6 : USER 6 USER7 : USER 7...
  • Page 197: Setting The Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen And The Lcd Monitor

    Display the USER FILE page of the Setting the Status FILE menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic Display on the menu operations” on page 189. Viewfinder Screen and ?F01 USER FILE the LCD Monitor USER FILE LOAD EXEC USER FILE SAVE...
  • Page 198: Change Confirmation/adjustment Progress Messages

    VOLT: The voltage (VOLT) is displayed Item Description continuously. DISP DISC Remaining disc capacity indicator VF DISP 3 page DISP IRIS Iris opening indicator Item Description a) The viewfinder display can be also turned on or DISP CLIP Selects the type of clip name to off by using the DISPLAY of the DISPLAY/ NAME display.
  • Page 199: Setting The Marker Display

    Y: Message is displayed. indicated by the safety zone marker is 80%, 90%, N: Message is not displayed. 92.5%, or 95% of the screen area. (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn Message display Message Display the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) condition mode setting...
  • Page 200: Setting The Viewfinder

    You can set the following items on the VF Note SETTING page. The four items ASPECT, ASPECT SELECT, ASPECT MASK, and ASPECT MASK LVL are Item Description ignored when the recording format is IMX50/40/30 ZEBRA Turns the zebra display on or or DVCAM and the aspect ratio is 4:3.
  • Page 201: Setting The Shot Id

    (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn To carry out superimposed recording the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) To actually record the items selected for Display the SHOT DISP page of the superimposed recording on the SHOT DISP page, OPERATION menu, and press the set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to BARS, DCC OFF.
  • Page 202: Displaying The Status Confirmation Screens

    Select one of ID-1 to ID-4, and press the To insert a space MENU knob. In step 3 above, move the x mark over INS, and A x mark appears over the first character press the MENU knob. position in the string, and characters can now To cancel inserting a space, move the x mark be input.
  • Page 203: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    • Type of input signal to audio channels 1 to 4 Adjustments and • Input level of audio channels 1 to 4 Settings from Menus You can use the SET STATUS page of the OPERATION menu to set whether or not the status confirmation screens are displayed.
  • Page 204: Selecting The Output Signals

    Item Description Item Setting TURBO OFF: When you operate the SDI OUT 1 Selects the signal output from SW IND GAIN selector after SELECT the SDI OUT1 connector. pressing the button to which OFF: Do not output video. the TURBO GAIN function HD-SDI: Output HD-SDI.
  • Page 205 Display the ASSIGNABLE page of the Function Description OPERATION menu, and press the SUPER Assigns a mixing switch MENU knob. (VFDISP& function that selects mixing MENU) or no mixing of For details on menu operations, see “Basic superimposed viewfinder menu operations” on page 189. and menu text data into the video signals output from the You can assign functions by using the...
  • Page 206 Function Description Function Description COLOR TEMP Assigns the function that DIGITAL Assigns the function that SW 3200K switches the white balance to EXTENDER X2 electronically magnifies the 3200K. X3 X4 central part of the picture (all video output is magnified, COLOR TEMP Assigns the function that including recorded video).As...
  • Page 207: Setting Power Saving Functions

    d) This does not appear if nothing is assigned in the Function Content Assign menu. SUPER Assigns a mixing switch (VFDISP&M function that selects mixing or Note ENU) no mixing of superimposed For functions that are assigned to the ASSIGN 2 viewfinder and menu text data (slide-type) switch, you cannot change those into the video signals output...
  • Page 208: Setting Up A Wireless Lan

    • If the message “IEEE802.1X IS ENABLED!” appears Item Description when you change the settings, execute NET CFG Enables or disables the i.LINK(FAM) RESET on the NETWORK 2 page of the i.LINK connector (FAM MAINTENANCE menu and then try again. function).
  • Page 209 The screen changes to the NETWORKS Item name Setting page, and automatic detection of the SSID (network name) Up to 32 alphanumeric connection destination starts. characters or symbols Several minutes may be required for network NETWORK TYPE INFRA: Infrastructure detection. (connection mode) mode P00 NETWORKS...
  • Page 210: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    To set ENCRYPTION options Display the WPS page of the Depending on the setting of ENCRYPTION, you MAINTENANCE menu and then press must set the following options. the MENU knob. When ENCRYPTION is WEP: See “Basic menu operations” (page 189) for more information about menu operations.
  • Page 211: Specifying An Offset For The Auto White Balance Setting

    Display the WHITE page of the PAINT Select the desired item, and press the menu, and press the MENU knob. MENU knob. You can set the following items in the For details on menu operations, see “Basic OFFSET WHT page. menu operations”...
  • Page 212: Selecting The Lens File

    The Extended UMID is metadata that provides Selecting the lens file additional information such as location, time/ date, company and so on. The LENS FILE page of the USER menu allows Using the Extended UMID you to change the lens file according to the lens in You have to enter a country code, organization use.
  • Page 213 Note About UMID ownership information User code cannot be entered when no organization code COUNTRY CODE has been entered. Enter an abbreviated alphanumeric string (4-byte TIME ZONE alphanumeric strings) according to the values Set the time difference from UTC. defined in ISO 3166-1. Notes There are about 240 country codes.
  • Page 214: 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 215: Saving And Recalling User Files

    (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn Saving and Recalling the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) User Files Display the MEMORY STICK page of the FILE menu, and press the MENU knob. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations”...
  • Page 216 Insert a “Memory Stick” and carry MEMORY Circuit or Recheck and out the operation once again. STICK ERROR “Memory consult a Sony (flashing) Stick” fault. service If you select a file number where data has representative. already been saved The message “OVERWRITE OK? YES b...
  • Page 217: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    Select F. ID, and press the MENU knob. Select DISPLAY MODE, and press the A character table appears. MENU knob. F01 USER FILE Select the desired type of file USER FILE LOAD EXEC information, and press the MENU USER FILE SAVE EXEC knob.
  • Page 218: Returning The User File Settings To The Standard Settings

    Circuit or Recheck, and to five scene files in the camcorder memory and STICK “Memory Stick” consult a Sony up to 100 scene files in a “Memory Stick” . ERROR fault. service You can also load data from the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 219 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 220: Loading Scene Files

    To load a scene file saved in the “Memory To select the file information items to be Stick” displayed 1 Select SCENE RECALL, and press the You can select the items of file information to be MENU knob. displayed on the SCENE STORE pages (P01 to The SCENE RECALL page appears.
  • Page 221: 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 222 • 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 223: Chapter 8 : File Operations

    File Operations Chapter Overview A remote computer can be connected to this unit and used to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data files, such as video and audio data files. There are two ways to connect a remote computer.
  • Page 224: File Operation Restrictions

    (Continued) File operation restrictions This section explains which operations are Write: Write data sequentially from the start to possible on files stored in each directory. the end of the file. When required, the following operation tables Partial write: Write data to a part of the file only. distinguish reading and writing from partial Note reading and writing.
  • Page 225 File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Other files Files other than the above a) Only when NAMING FORM on the FILE NAMING Notes page of the OPERATION menu is set to FREE. • Directories cannot be created in the root directory. b) Only files which can be written by XDCAM.
  • Page 226 Component directory File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Audio clip files (MXF files) b), c) b), d) P*.MXF generated when you execute voice over editing on the PDW-HR1 *: 0001 to 0099 Other files Files other than the above a) The “P*”...
  • Page 227 Sub directory File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Proxy AV data (MXF file) generated C*S01.MXF automatically when a C*.MXF file is created. *: 0001 to 9999 Other files Files other than the above a) The “C*”...
  • Page 228 • To create a new directory in the General directory, first create a directory on the desktop and rename it using only characters that can be used on this unit. Then drag it from the desktop and drop it in the General directory. 1) The following character codes cannot be used by FAM connections.
  • Page 229: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Windows)

    To enable FAM connections over the i.LINK File Operations in File connector (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn Access Mode (for the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) Windows) Turn the MENU knob to scroll to the POWER SAVE page of the OPERATION menu, then press the File access mode operating environment...
  • Page 230: Operating On Files

    REMOTE connector (8-pin) and (i.LINK) S400 connector. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-680 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click “OK”. In Windows XP, “Sony XDCAM PDW-680 Operating on files IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” is deleted from the list of hardware devices. Start Explorer.
  • Page 231: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Macintosh)

    Operating system requirements for file operations by file access mode are as follows. click “Eject Solid state disk”. Computer operating system: Mac OS X “The ‘Sony XDCAM PDW-680 IEEE 1394 v10.4.11 or higher SBP2 Device’ device can now be safely removed from the computer” appears.
  • Page 232: Operating On Files

    Connections between this unit and a Notes computer by the Live Logging • If you power this unit off during a FAM function: Disconnected connection, the data transferred thus far is Setting of LIVE LOGGING on the REC discarded. FUNCTION page of the •...
  • Page 233: Ftp File Operations

    U07 POWER SAVE FTP File Operations ETHERNET/USB DSABL iLINK(FAM) DSABL REC AUDIO OUT TEST OUT SAVE Wi-Fi DSABL 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).
  • Page 234: Command List

    Input example: USER admin key. The password is set to the model name PASS (“pdw-680”) when the unit is shipped from After sending the USER command, send this command the factory. to complete the login process. The login is complete when the password is Syntax: PASS <SP>...
  • Page 235 PASV LIST This command requests this unit to “Listen” on a data Sends a list of files from this unit to the remote computer. port (which is not its default data port). It puts this unit Syntax: LIST <SP> <options> <SP> <path-name> into passive mode, waiting for the remote computer to <CRLF>...
  • Page 236 For details, see “File operation restrictions” (page STOR 224). Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the specified path on Syntax: DELE <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> the remote computer to the current directory on this unit. Input example: DELE Clip/C0099.MXF Depending on the type of file transferred, the following items are created.
  • Page 237 • Input example: HELP RETR “YYYYMMDDhhmmss” (YYYY: year, MM: month, DD: day, hh: hour, mm: minute, ss: second). Note NOOP Does nothing except return a response. (Used to check The date and time cannot be acquired in the following whether this unit is running.) cases.
  • Page 238 specify a segment in the body of the MXF file (composed SITE DF of video and audio data), for transfer of the required Acquires the amount of free disc space. segment only. Syntax: SITE <SP> DF <CRLF> Note A segment greater than the file size cannot be specified. SITE CHMOD Locks and unlocks clips.
  • Page 239: Recording Continuous Timecode With Fam And Ftp Connections

    Recording Continuous Timecode with FAM and FTP Connections When you are connected to the unit by FAM or FTP, you can create new clips with timecode that is continuous with the timecode of the last frame of the last clip on the disc. To record continuous timecode, set PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to “REGEN”, and then proceed as follows.
  • Page 240: 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 Testing the camera Set the switches and selectors as follows. Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for a shooting session, preferably by operating the camcorder together with a color video monitor.
  • Page 241 Check each of the following operations. camcorder, the audio level indicators • The menu is displayed on the viewfinder appear on the viewfinder screen. screen. Check that setting the ZEBRA switch to • Turn the MENU knob and check that the ON and OFF makes the zebra pattern menu page changes to the next page.
  • Page 242: Testing The Vdr

    If an extender mechanism is Press the F REV button, then press the incorporated in your lens, put the PLAY/PAUSE button. extender lever of the lens into the 2× Check that fast reverse playback and normal playback are performed. position and check the following points. •...
  • Page 243 Perform the operations of steps 1 and 2 (4) Testing the earphone and speaker explained in “(5) Testing external microphones”. Turn the MONITOR volume control and check that the speaker volume Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches changes accordingly. to FRONT. Connect an earphone to the front or Perform the operations of steps 4 and 5 rear EARPHONE jack.
  • Page 244: Maintenance

    Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to Maintenance F-RUN, and check that the timecode indication starts changing again and continues to change even when you restart recording and stop recording again. Set the DISPLAY switch to U-BIT, and Cleaning the viewfinder check that the user bit data that was set is displayed.
  • Page 245: Note About The Battery Terminal

    Periodic inspections are recommended to keep the unit working properly and to prolong its usable lifetime. Contact a Sony service or sales representative for more information about inspections. Maintenance...
  • Page 246: Operation Warnings

    Operation Warnings If a problem occurs when the camcorder is • The WARNING indicator on the side panel of powered or is being operated, a warning is issued the camcorder (“C”), and a warning sound from by various visible and audible indicators. These the speaker and earphones (“D”) visible and audible indicators are: •...
  • Page 247 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 248 Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — — Problem VDR operation Action to take A disc defect was detected. Recording continues, avoiding the If defects are detected defect, but may be substandard. repeatedly, exchange the disc. Warning State WARNING...
  • Page 249 Action to take Internal drive sensor error Operation continues. Protect the unit from shocks and vibrations, turn off the power, and contact a Sony service representative. a) Asterisks (*) are replaced by digits in the display. Operation/alarm messages b) During recording...
  • Page 250 DATA NG! or salvage processing needs to be done on the loaded disc. Set the a) Contact a Sony service representative to replace the tab to the recording enabled battery. position. Or eject the disc, insert it...
  • Page 251 HD422 1080 This appears when mixed format Loading! An operation was attempted while HD420 1080 recording mode is disabled and the Unloading! a disc was loading or unloading. IMX50 Clip current recording format of this Wait for the disc to finish loading IMX40 Clip unit does not match the recording or unloading and try again.
  • Page 252 NVRAM NG! An error was detected while thumbnail is one frame. accessing internal memory. Power the unit off and contact a Sony Selected The selected essence mark does service representative. Essence Mark not exist.
  • Page 253 Clip List does An attempt is made to execute a Set NAMING An attempt was made to rename a not Exist. Delete Clip List operation (see FORM to clip with Set Clip Name when page 128) when there are no clip “free”...
  • Page 254: Appendix

    • When you move or operate the camcorder in an If you should experience problems with the unit, environment where condensation may form, be contact a Sony representative. sure to load a disc in advance and close the disc compartment lid.
  • Page 255 The white flecks especially tend to be seen in the Fitting the zoom lens following cases: It is important to fit the lens correctly, as • When operating at a high environmental otherwise damage may result. Be sure to refer to temperature the section “Mounting the Lens”...
  • Page 256: Specifications

    Focal plane Specifications Owing to the characteristics of the pickup elements (CMOS image sensors) for reading video signals, subjects that quickly move across the screen may appear slightly skewed. Flash band The luminance at the top and bottom of the screen may change when shooting a flashlight beam or a General light source that quickly flashes.
  • Page 257: Lens

    MPEG IMX: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz or Dimensions in mm (inches) 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz Recording Format (Proxy Video) MPEG-4 Recording Format (Proxy Audio) A-law (4 ch/8 bits/8 kHz) Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD422) 50 Mbps: Approx.
  • Page 258: Audio Performance

    SDI Output Ethernet BNC (×2) RJ-45 (×1), SDI OUT 1 (HD/SD switchable); 100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u, HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (with 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3 embedded audio) SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (with (×1) for connection to peripheral embedded audio) devices/version upgrade SDI OUT 2 (HD/SD switchable, character on/off);...
  • Page 259: Viewfinder

    –135 dB (typical) BKW-401 Viewfinder Rotation Bracket S/N Ratio Note 59 dB Contact a Sony service representative for information Horizontal Resolution about the viewfinders able to use the BKW-401. 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 × 1080i Equipment for remote control...
  • Page 260 CBK-SC02 Analog Composite Input Board RECORD CONTENT OF ANY TYPE. CBKZ-UPG01 Software Upgrade Key • Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT BE Other peripheral devices LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,...
  • Page 261: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    Microphone Holder PDW-HD1500, PDW-F75 HDVF-20A/200/ C35W/C30WR HDCAM series recorder Viewfinder HDW-2000 series recorder, HDW-S280 WRR-855S UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit DWR-S01D Digital Wireless Receiver PFD23A/PFD50DLA Professional disc PDW-680 CBKZ-UPG01 RM-B170/B750 Software Upgrade Remote Control Unit CBK-HD01 CBK-SC02 CBK-WA01 HD/SD SDI Analog...
  • Page 262: Recommended Usb Flash Drives (as Of January 2012)

    Recommended USB Trademarks and Flash Drives (As of Licenses January 2012) The following Sony USB flash drives are MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio recommended for use with this unit. License Pocket Bit L Series • USM16GL THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE •...
  • Page 263: About Ijg (independent Jpeg Group)

    MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE permitted provided that the following conditions MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING are met: VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED * Redistributions of source code must retain the WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER above copyright notice, this list of conditions APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 and the following disclaimer.
  • Page 264 * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions * are met: * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright * notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright * notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in * the documentation and/or other materials provided with the * distribution.
  • Page 265 /* Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Eric Young ( * All rights reserved. * This package is an SSL implementation written * by Eric Young ( * The implementation was written so as to conform with Netscapes SSL. * This library is free for commercial and non-commercial use as long as * the following conditions are aheared to.
  • Page 266 * The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or * derivative of this code cannot be changed. i.e. this code cannot simply be * copied and put under another distribution licence * [including the GNU Public Licence.] Trademarks and Licenses...
  • Page 267: About A "memory Stick

    - Under direct sunlight - Very humid or subject to corrosive substances • 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.
  • Page 268: Index

    Battery pack 33 Index Black balance, adjusting 54 BRIGHT button 19 BRIGHT control 26 Built-in speaker 17 Symbols Camera operator tally indicator 26 ! (warning) indicator 28 CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch 16 +48V/OFF switches 25 CC 5600K function 206 Chapter Numerics thumbnail screen 104 Chapter function 112 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX 25 Clip 121...
  • Page 269 setting manually 210 Essence mark Condensation 254 finding scenes 112 CONTRAST control 26 recording 79 Cooling fan control mode 29 thumbnail screen 105 Cover 17 Ethernet connector 25 Current clip list 122 Expand Customization thumbnail screen 104 assigning functions to ASSIGN switches Expand function 111 Extender 28 External battery 29...
  • Page 270 MAINTENANCE menu 146, 165 Marker display GAIN selector 15 setting 199 Gain value 31 “Memory Stick” 267 setting 203 handling 214 GENLOCK IN connector 23 jumping to file-related menu page 221 Green tally indicator 27 loading saved data 217 GUI screen saving user menu data 215 operations 109 “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 271 finding 111, 112 playback 113 PAINT menu 145, 158 Scene file PEAKING control 26 loading 220 Picture Cache function 80 saving 218 Pixel noise reduction function 179 Scene selection 121 Planning metadata 93, 129 Scrollbar 102 PLAY/PAUSE button 17 SDI IN (OPTION) connector 23 Playback SDI OUT 1 connector 25 clip list 122...
  • Page 272 Video format 20, 28 setting 52 TALLY indicator 24, 27 Video from external devices Tally indicator 26 recording 95 TALLY switch 24, 26 Video light, connecting 48 TC IN connector 24 Viewfinder TC OUT connector 24 adjusting focus 37 TEST OUT connector 24 adjusting position 35 Testing 240 adjusting screen 37...
  • Page 273 ZEBRA switch 27 Zoom position 28 Index...
  • Page 274 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...
  • Page 275 Sony Corporation PDW-680 (SYM) 4-426-268-01 (1) © 2012...

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