Setting the Recording
The recording formats supported by this
camcorder are as follows.
MPEG HD422 50
(Bit rate: 50 Mbps)
MPEG HD420 HQ/
(Bit rate: 35/25
MPEG IMX 50/40/
(Bit rate: 50/40/30
(Bit rate: 25 Mbps)
a) 59.94i: When the area of use is set to NTSC(J)AREA/
50i: When the area of use is set to PAL AREA.
a) When the video recording format is set to MPEG
b) When the video recording format is set to MPEG IMX
c) When the video recording format is set to MPEG
HD420 HQ/SP or DVCAM.
• It is not possible to combine material recorded at
different system frequencies on a single disc (see page
Setting the Recording Format
Adjustments and Settings for Shooting
Number of channels
• This unit can record up to four channels of audio. If
you select a format with eight channels of audio,
silence is recorded in channels 5 to 8.
Setting the system frequency
The system frequency is set automatically
according to the area of use setting (page 38).
NTSC(J) AREA, NTSC AREA: 59.9i
PAL AREA: 50i
The system frequency and the area of use setting
can be checked on the FORMAT page of the
For details on menu operations, see "Basic menu
operations" on page 189.
Change the COUNTRY setting when changing
the system frequency.
Setting the video recording format
Display the FORMAT page of the
For details on menu operations, see "Basic
menu operations" on page 189.
Select REC FORMAT, and turn the
MENU knob to select the desired
As you turn the MENU knob, the recording
format changes as follows: HD422 50 y
HD420 HQ y HD420 SP y IMX 50 y
IMX 40 y IMX 30 y DVCAM.
To set the aspect ratio (when IMX 50, IMX 40,
IMX 30, or DVCAM is selected)
Select ASPECT RATIO(SD) on the FORMAT
page, and turn the MENU knob to select the
desired aspect ratio.