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The title of the next clip to be recorded will
be a combination of the prefix in the PREFIX
field and the serial number in the NUMERIC
field.
To create a list of title prefix strings
Prepare the data beforehand according to the
following rules.
File name
Assign the name "TITLES.TXT" to the file.
Input format
Enter title prefixes one at time, separated by
newline (CRLF) characters.
Prefixes can be up to 10 characters long. A prefix
file can contain up to 20 prefixes.
Allowable characters
• Digits: 0 to 9
• Alphabetic characters: a to z, A to Z
• The following symbols: !, #, $, %, &, ', ( , ), ~,
=, -, ^, @, [, ], {, }, +, ; (semicolon), , (comma),
. (period), _ (underscore)
• Space
Title prefix list example
Tennis<CRLF>
Basketball<CRLF>
Skiing_1<CRLF>
Skiing_2<CRLF>
To transfer a title prefix list to the
internal memory of the camcorder
(How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn
the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.)
1
Copy the title prefix file (TITLES.TXT)
to the following directory on the
"Memory Stick".
\\MSSONY\PRO\XDCAM\GENERAL\VA
L_LIST
Note
This directory is created when you insert a
"Memory Stick" into the camcorder. Do not create
this directory yourself on a computer.
2
Insert a "Memory Stick" with the title
prefix file (TITLES.TXT) into the
"Memory Stick" slot of the camcorder.
3
On the CLIP TITLE page of the
OPERATION menu (see page 156),
select "LOAD PREFIX DATA" and
then press the MENU knob.
"MEMORY STICK ACCESS" appears, and
the file on the "Memory Stick"
(TITLES.TXT) is transferred to the internal
memory of the unit.
The message "COMPLETE!" appears when
the transfer finishes.
Note
The message "FILE NOT FOUND!" appears if no
list of title prefixes is found.
Check the location where the file is stored on the
"Memory Stick".
To select a prefix from the title prefix list
(How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn
the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.)
1
Display the CLIP TITLE page of the
OPERATION menu.
For details on menu operations, see "Basic
menu operations" on page 189.
2
Select "SELECT PREFIX" and then
press the MENU knob.
A list of up to 20 title prefixes appears.
P00 TITLE PREFIX
001: Tennis
002: Basketball
003: Skiing_1
004: Skiing_2
005: Athletics
006: Aquatics
007: Cycling
008: Softball
009: Fencing
010: Sailing
Note
When no list of title prefixes has been transferred to
the internal memory of this unit, only the initial
value "TITLE" appears.
3
Select the desired title prefix from the
list, and then press the MENU knob.
The CLIP TITLE page appears again, and the
selected prefix appears in the PREFIX field.
To enter a title prefix directly
(How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn
the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.)
1
Display the CLIP TITLE page on the
OPERATION menu.
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