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Chapter 3 : Adjustments And Settings For Shooting; Setting The Recording Format; Setting The System Frequency; Setting The Video Recording Format - Sony PDW-680 Operation Manual

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Chapter
Setting the Recording
Format
The recording formats supported by this
camcorder are as follows.
Video
Recording format
MPEG HD422 50
(Bit rate: 50 Mbps)
MPEG HD420 HQ/
SP
(Bit rate: 35/25
Mbps)
MPEG IMX 50/40/
30
(Bit rate: 50/40/30
Mbps)
DVCAM
(Bit rate: 25 Mbps)
a) 59.94i: When the area of use is set to NTSC(J)AREA/
NTSC AREA.
50i: When the area of use is set to PAL AREA.
Audio
Recording format
24bit/48kHz
16bit/48kHz
a) When the video recording format is set to MPEG
HD422 50.
b) When the video recording format is set to MPEG IMX
50/40/30.
c) When the video recording format is set to MPEG
HD420 HQ/SP or DVCAM.
Notes
• It is not possible to combine material recorded at
different system frequencies on a single disc (see page
53).
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Setting the Recording Format

Adjustments and Settings for Shooting
Resolution System
frequency
1080
59.94i/50i
1080
59.94i/50i
525
59.94i
625
50i
525
59.94i
625
50i
Number of channels
a)
8 channels
b)
4 channels
b)
8 channels
c)
4 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
a)
OPERATION menu.
024 FORMAT
SYSTEM FREQUENCY:
REC FORMAT
COUNTRY
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

1
Display the FORMAT page of the
OPERATION menu.
For details on menu operations, see "Basic
menu operations" on page 189.
2
Select REC FORMAT, and turn the
MENU knob to select the desired
recording format.
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.
TOP
59.9i
:
HD422 50
: NTSC(J)AREA

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