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Sony PDW-700 Operation Manual

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-700 OPERATION MANUAL [English] 1st Edition (Revised 1)
  • Page 2 This label is located WARNING inside the outside panel of the unit. Denna etikett finns på apparatens ovansida. Denne mærkat sidder på apparatets øverste panel. Tämä kyltti sijaitsee This Professional Disc Camcorder is laitteen yläpinnalla. classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Laser diode properties Dette merket er Wavelength: 400 to 410 nm...
  • Page 3 Electromagnetic Environments: E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light industrial), E3 (urban outdoors), E4 (controlled EMC environment, ex. TV studio). The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 4 For the customers in Taiwan only...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Foreword ....................11 Before use..................11 Chapter 1 : Overview Features ...................... 12 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls........13 Power supply................... 13 Accessory attachments ..............14 Operating and connectors section ........... 15 HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional)........... 28 Status display on the viewfinder screen ..........
  • Page 6 Connecting a Video Light ................. 47 Using the Shoulder Strap ................47 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position ............48 Connecting the Remote Control Unit ............49 Chapter 3 : Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Recording Format..................51 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance ......51 Adjusting the black balance ............
  • Page 7 Setting the thumbnail image at recording time ....... 75 Starting a shoot with a few seconds of pre-stored picture data (Picture Cache function)................. 76 Retaking the most recent clip............77 Assigning user-defined clip titles automatically ......77 Assigning user-defined names to clips and clip lists ...... 80 Chapter 5 : Operations in GUI Screens Overview .....................
  • Page 8 Menu Operations ..................139 Displaying menus................139 Basic menu operations ..............139 Using the USER menu (example menu operation) ....... 142 Editing the USER menu ..............143 Resetting USER menu settings to the standard settings....146 Setting the Status Display on the Viewfinder Screen and the LCD Monitor....................
  • Page 9 Directory structure ................ 169 File operation restrictions.............. 169 File Operations in File Access Mode (for Windows) ......173 Making FAM connections............. 173 Operating on files................174 Exiting file operations ..............174 File Operations in File Access Mode (for Macintosh) ......175 Making FAM connections.............
  • Page 10 Character display software “iType” ..........203 About a “Memory Stick” ................ 203 Index......................206 Table of Contents...
  • Page 11: Foreword

    Foreword Before use After purchasing this unit, before operating, it is necessary to set the region of use and the frame frequency. (Unless this setting is made, the unit will not operate.) For details of these settings, see “Setting the Area of Use”...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1 : Overview

    +48 V microphone input, and line input. 1) With noise suppression on (off value is 54 dB) • Timecode input and output connectors Noise suppression uses proprietary Sony signal • Network connector and i.LINK connector: processing technology to suppress noise in high- Enable transfer of MXF-format files.
  • Page 13: 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 14: Accessory Attachments

    For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the locking lever, fit this rubber over the lower of the camcorder, Sony recommends the use of the following two projections. This fixes the lens mount, battery packs: BP-GL95, BP-GL65, BP-L60S, and BP- preventing it from coming loose.
  • Page 15: Operating And Connectors Section

    When using the unit on a tripod, attach the tripod adaptor (optional). p Lens mount (special bayonet mount) Attach the lens. Consult a Sony representative for information about a REC START (recording start) button available lenses. Press to start recording. Press it again to stop q Lens locking lever recording.
  • Page 16 stored in the corresponding memory. If the Position number ND filter WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST, the CLEAR automatic white balance adjustment function ND (attenuates light to does not operate. BLK: Adjusts the black set and black balance approximately automatically.
  • Page 17: Gain Selector

    b COLOR TEMP. (color temperature) a) By connecting stereo headphones to the EARPHONE jack on the rear of the unit, you can hear the audio in button stereo. (On the AUDIO-1 page of the Press to light the button and change the color MAINTENANCE menu, HEADPHONE OUT must temperature for shooting.
  • Page 18: Menu On/off Switch

    • Shooting a subject indoors, against a background To use this switch, open the cover. through a window This switch is used to display the menu on the • Any high contrast scene viewfinder screen or the test signal screen. Closing the cover automatically sets this switch to i WHITE BAL (white balance memory) OFF.
  • Page 19: Warning Indicator

    For details about “Memory Stick”, see “Handling Displays camera video, VDR-related warnings, the “Memory Stick”” on page 160. remaining battery capacity, remaining disc capacity, audio levels, time data, and so on. n Cover For details, see “Status Display on the LCD monitor and monochrome LCD”...
  • Page 20: Prev Button

    This unit is equipped with an image search display (expand function). Each time you press function at approximately four times normal this button, the division is repeated (to a playback speed, for easy checking of recorded maximum of three times, with 1,728 divisions). material.
  • Page 21: 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 22: Video Format

    b Video format Indicates the format of video being currently played back or recorded. HD422 50: MPEG HD422 format (video bit rate: Lights when the HOLD/CHAPTER button 50 Mbps) is pressed. c Frame frequency h Warning indicator area Indicates the frame frequency of video being Displays warnings when trouble with recording currently played back or recorded.
  • Page 23: 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 24: D Menu Button

    GUI screen operations section and audio control Selects the operating mode of the internal section timecode generator. The operating mode is set as explained below, depending on the position of the switch. 2 3 4 5 F-RUN: Timecode keeps advancing, regardless of the operating state of the VDR.
  • Page 25: 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 26: Usb Connector

    • This connector also inputs a return video signal. Rear You can display the HD-Y signal in the viewfinder screen while holding the RET button down with RETURN VIDEO set to ON on the ASSIGNABLE SW page of the OPERATION menu.
  • Page 27: Line /aes/ebu / Mic Selectors

    on the OUTPUT 1 page of the OPERATION CAUTION menu. When you connect the network cable of the unit to peripheral device, use a shielded-type cable to prevent j SDI OUT 2 connector (BNC type) malfunction due to radiation noise. Outputs an HDSDI or SDSDI signal (with e EARPHONE jack (stereo, minijack) embedded audio).
  • Page 28: Hdvf-20a Viewfinder (optional)

    brightness can also be adjusted with the TALLY HDVF-20A viewfinder (optional) switch. This indicator also flashes to indicate warnings, in the same manner as the camera operator tally indicator and the REC indicator in the viewfinder. h PEAKING control Turning this control clockwise adjusts the picture sharpness, and makes focusing easier.
  • Page 29: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    n Viewfinder cable d Viewfinder screen o Microphone holder e VTR SAVE indicator This indicator lights when the VDR SAVE/STBY switch is set to SAVE, putting the VDR into Status display on the viewfinder power save mode. screen f ! (warning) indicator This indicator lights when any of the following Indicators conditions occurs with the corresponding item set...
  • Page 30: Color Temperature

    Normal use: The number of white segments indicates the strength of the signal level. 1 2 3 Muted: The number of gray segments indicates the strength of the signal level. 13 .4 V H D 4 2 2 5 0 E 0 0 0 1 : 0 0 4 / 0 0 4 D C I N Reception level over peak: “P”...
  • Page 31: Gain Value

    Examples of remaining recording time indication 3200: Displayed when the COLOR TEMP SW 3200K function is set to ON. Indication Remaining recording 4300: Displayed when the COLOR TEMP SW time 4300K function is set to ON. 90 < More than 90 minutes 5600: Displayed when the COLOR TEMP SW 90 - 85 90 to 85 minutes...
  • Page 32: Chapter 2 : Preparations

    Preparations Chapter Preparing a Power Supply The following power supplies are recommended for the camcorder. • BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion Battery Pack • AC power using the AC-DN2B/DN10 AC adaptor 1BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S 2Align these lines. Using a battery pack Slide the battery pack down until its When a BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Battery Pack is used, the camcorder will operate “LOCK”...
  • Page 33: Using Ac Power

    For more information about the connection of the viewfinder and camcorder, contact a Sony service representative. 1 Loosen the viewfinder left-to-right positioning ring, 2 attach the...
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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 37: 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 1PEAKING control The area of use and the frame frequency are not 2CONTRAST control factory preset. Before using this unit, you need to 3BRIGHT control set these items.
  • Page 38: 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 39: 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 40: 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 41: 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 ECM-680S stereo microphone (not supplied) to the microphone holder of the HDVF-20A viewfinder (not supplied).
  • Page 42: Connecting Microphones To The Audio In Connectors

    Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector, then set the AUDIO IN switch for the channel on which you want to record the audio from this microphone to FRONT (for CH-1/ CH-2) or F (for CH-3/CH-4). Microphone Secure the microphone cable with the cable clamps.
  • Page 43: 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 44 REAR (for About the WRR tuner fitting (service part CH-1/CH-2) or R (for CH-3/CH-4). number: A-8278-057-B), contact a Sony service If the XLR connection automatic detection or sales representative. function is on, the input signal for audio recording is selected automatically, and therefore this setting is not required.
  • Page 45: Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment

    1AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 2To AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector 3Audio equipment 4LINE/AES/EBU/MIC switch 1AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches 2To DC OUT connector 3To AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector 4LINE/AES/EBU/MIC switch Connecting line input audio equipment Connect the audio output connector of the audio equipment that supplies the line input signal to the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector.
  • Page 46: Tripod Mounting

    To remove the camcorder from the tripod Tripod Mounting adaptor Attach the VCT-14 tripod adaptor (not supplied) to the tripod. Tripod adaptor Red button Lever 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 47: 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 48: 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 (3/8 inch) or forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch).
  • Page 49: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    • ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches, RET button on the Connecting the Remote lens, and COLOR TEMP. button to which the electrical CC filter 3200K/4300K/5600K/ Control Unit 6300K function is assigned. Paint adjustment when the remote control unit is connected Connecting the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control The settings of the paint adjustment that were in Unit enables remote control of the principal effect the last time the remote control unit was...
  • Page 50 region” becomes effective. Thus the camcorder When the remote control unit is will return to the settings that were in effect disconnected from the camcorder before the remote control unit was connected. The camcorder settings return to the settings in 1) Absolute value rotational controls: The data corresponding to the angular position of controls is effect before the remote control unit was...
  • Page 51: Chapter 3 : Adjustments And Settings For Shooting

    Adjustments and Settings for Shooting Chapter Recording Format Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance The recording formats are as follows. To ensure excellent image quality when using this Video recording format: MPEG HD 50 Mbps, camcorder, conditions may require that both the 59.94i/50i/25P black balance and the white balance be adjusted.
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Black Balance

    • During the black balance adjustment, the iris is Adjust the black balance and white balance again. automatically closed. Contact a Sony representative if this message • During the black balance adjustment, the gain continues to appear even after the black balance selection circuit is automatically activated so you may and white balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The White Balance

    For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual. FILTER selector (inner knob) ND filter setting Adjusting the white balance CLEAR Set the switches and selectors as shown in the figure below. If the setting of the FILTER selector is changed, a message reporting the setting appears for about 3 seconds in the setting change and adjustment progress message display area of the viewfinder screen (in...
  • Page 54 Error message Meaning WHITE : NG The white video level is LOW LEVEL too low. Either open the lens iris or increase the gain. WHITE : NG The color temperature is COLOR TEMP too high. HIGH WHITE : NG The color temperature is AUTO W/B BAL switch COLOR TEMP LOW too low.
  • Page 55: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    1000 black balance memory contents have been lost. 2000 Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Contact a Sony representative if this message continues to appear even after the white balance 1000 2000 and black balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 56: Selecting The Shutter Mode And Shutter Speed

    supply frequency is 60 Hz. However, if the adjustment progress message display area of power frequency is 50 Hz, setting the shutter the viewfinder screen. speed to 1/100 can reduce this flicker. Examples: “: SS : 1/250”, “: ECS : 60.0 Hz” •...
  • Page 57 z on the left of the selected item changes to Changing the range of choice of shutter b and ? on the left of the setting changes to mode and speed settings To set another mode or speed, return to step You can reduce the time required to select the shutter mode and speed by narrowing the choice of settings in advance.
  • Page 58: 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 59 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 60: 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 61: 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 62: Adjusting Audio Recording Levels

    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 63: Setting The Time Data

    00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : R-RUN, recording a number of scenes on the disc frames) for the PDW-700. normally produces consecutive timecode. However, once you remove the disc and record on...
  • Page 64: 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 65 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 66 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 67: 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 68: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    You can also write protect-individual clips. For details, see “Locking (write-protecting) clips” on page 95. Loading and unloading a disc Loading 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 69: 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 70 • Full salvage of discs recorded by this camcorder can be performed with the PDW-HD1500 or PDW-700. Full salvage cannot be performed with any other XDCAM device. The following message may appear when you insert a disc that Handling Discs...
  • Page 71: 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 67), load it and close This section describes the basic procedures for the disc compartment lid.
  • Page 72 Shooting 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. For details, see “Handling of discs when recording does not end normally (salvage function)”...
  • Page 73: Playing Back The Recorded Clip

    the original start, this creates a single continuous clip To restart playback from the original start time. Press the PLAY/PAUSE button once again. • The maximum number of clips that can be recorded on a single disc is 300. If an attempt is made to record Viewing camera video during playback more than 300 clips, the error message “MAX # Clips”...
  • Page 74: Deleting The Recorded Clip

    If playback conditions have deteriorated To play back a clip, press the PREV button to move to the start frame of any clip, or press the Read errors occur when playback conditions F REV button to move to any position. continue to deteriorate.
  • Page 75: Advanced Operations For Shooting

    “ShotMark1” or “ShotMark2” appears in the Advanced Operations for viewfinder screen for about one second near the timecode display. Shooting If the SHOT MARK 1 or SHOT MARK 2 recording function has been assigned to one of the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches and COLOR TEMP. button, you can also use that switch to record a SHOT MARK 1 or SHOT MARK 2 essence Recording essence marks...
  • Page 76: Starting A Shoot With A Few Seconds Of Pre-stored Picture Data (picture Cache Function)

    Starting a shoot with a few ?005 REC FUNCTION CACHE REC seconds of pre-stored picture data (Picture Cache function) The camcorder has a large capacity internal memory, in which you can cache the last few seconds (maximum 30 seconds) of captured video and audio, so that recording starts from a For details on menu operations, see “Basic point just before you press the REC START...
  • Page 77: Retaking The Most Recent Clip

    recording during this time, a separate clip is Example: After recording clip 3, you want to recorded. delete it and record a new clip 3 after clip 2. • When you press the REC START button or the Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 3 VTR button on the lens to restart recording...
  • Page 78 TITLE00021 to TITLE00037 are assigned to To assign user-defined titles clips C0001.MXF to C0017.MXF on disc 2. automatically when clips are recorded Titles are made up of prefixes, up to 10 characters (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) in length, and five-digit serial numbers such as TITLE 00001.
  • Page 79 Allowable characters To select a prefix from the title prefix list • Digits: 0 to 9 (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn • Alphabetic characters: a to z, A to Z the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) •...
  • Page 80: Assigning User-defined Names To Clips And Clip Lists

    Move x onto the character you want to Select “NUMERIC” and then press the change, and then press the MENU MENU knob. knob. Move x onto the digit you want to Turn the MENU knob to move x onto change, and then press the MENU the desired character in the list of knob.
  • Page 81 names to clips and clip lists can facilitate file management. Limitations C0001.MXF • Letters, numbers and symbols from the Unicode 2.0 character set can be used. However, the following control characters and symbols cannot be used. - Control characters: U+0000 to U+001F, TITLE00001 U+007F - Symbols: ", *, /, :, <, >, ?, \, |...
  • Page 82 Turn the MENU knob to select “AUTO Note NAMING” and then press the MENU The item at the upper left of the screen is displayed knob. according to the following order of priority. Title > user-defined clip name > standard format clip Turn the MENU knob to display name “TITLE”...
  • Page 83: Chapter 5 : Operations In Gui Screens

    Operations in GUI Screens Chapter Overview You can perform scene searches, play the GUI screens are your gateways to discs and the searched scenes, and select scenes (edit clip list) data saved on discs. in Graphical User Interface (GUI) screens. The Switching between GUI screens The most important GUI screens are: Clip thumbnail screen: Displays thumbnails of...
  • Page 84: Information And Controls In Thumbnail Screens

    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 TCR 00 : 23 : 00 . 26 TC 00:28:06:09 TC 00:28:22:02 TC 00:23:34:18 TC 00:23:54:22 STILL 30 NOV 2005 13:38 0:00:10:23...
  • Page 85: Clip Name

    e Clip date and time use this screen to work with clips – deleting or locking them, selecting their index pictures, Displays the date and time when the selected clip adding them to clip lists, and so on. was shot and recorded. f Duration Displays the duration (recording time) of the selected clip.
  • Page 86: Clip List

    e Lock icon date and time of creation when the current clip list has not been saved to the disc. This icon appears when the clip is locked (protected) (see page 95). Clips cannot be deleted Note and their clip information cannot be changed “New File”...
  • Page 87 (see page 77). Clip names can be displayed in The “S1”, “S2”, and “RS” marks on the European languages when the area of use (see thumbnails indicate frames where Shot Mark1, page 37) is set to “NTSC AREA” or “PAL Shot Mark2, and Rec Start essence marks are set.
  • Page 88: Displaying Menus

    b Selection frame 2 RESET/RETURN button See the description in “Clip thumbnail screen” (page 1 MENU button 84). DISP SEL HOLD RESET DISPLAY BRIGHT c Essence mark number/total essence LEVEL EXPAND CHAPTER RETURN COUNTER RC U-BIT marks THUMBNAIL MENU CH-3 Displays the total number of essence marks and F-RUN ESSENCE...
  • Page 89 Disc Menu The Disc Menu allows you to do the following. Item Operation/Setting Load Clip List Load clip list into this unit's memory. Save Clip List Save a clip list under its current name, overwriting the old contents. Save Clip list As... Save a clip list under a new name.
  • Page 90: Gui Screen Operations

    • With the SHIFT button held down, press the Clip list thumbnail screen PREV or NEXT button (to move to the first or last item). Clip List:E0001 002/013 • Press the PREV button with the F REV button held down, or press the NEXT button with the F TC 00:00:00:00 TC 00:00:04:14 TC 00:00:12:04...
  • Page 91: Thumbnail Operations

    Turn the MENU knob, or press the left- Thumbnail Operations or right-arrow button. The current position moves by an amount equal to of the total number of thumbnails. Press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob at the new position. You can use thumbnail screens to display clip The thumbnail at the position indicated in the information and to find, protect, and delete clips.
  • Page 92 See “Selecting thumbnails” (page 91) for more Using the chapter function to find scenes information. Sections between shot marks and Rec Start are Using the expand function to find scenes called chapters. Rec Start essence marks are set automatically at The expand function allows you to divide a the start of recording, but shot marks can be set at selected clip into equally sized blocks, and to...
  • Page 93: Playing The Scene You Have Found

    Select OK to delete the mark, or Cancel THUMBNAIL/ESSENCE MARK to cancel the deletion, and then press the button with the SHIFT button held SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. down. The Select Essence Mark screen appears. To adjust the position of shot marks at chapter The names of essence marks that are not positions recorded on the disc are displayed in gray.
  • Page 94: Changing Clip Index Pictures

    Select Clip Information. 018/036 Select Index:"Navigationg sibling relati..." A window appears in which you can select the information to display. Thumbnail Menu Clip Information 01:09:16:13 Return to Upper Menu Date Cancel Time Code Duration You can play and search with this screen. Sequence Number Use the PLAY/PAUSE button or F REV/F FWD buttons to display the...
  • Page 95: Checking Clip Properties

    Created 30 NOV 2005 13:35±00:00 Modified 20 MAY 2006 15:02±00:00 thumbnails of the clips that you want to Rec Device PDW-700(SN-10001) lock. Clip No.: Clip number/total number of clips Display the Thumbnail Menu. Name: Clip name Title: Title Select Lock/Unlock Clip.
  • Page 96: Deleting Clips

    • If a deletion target clips is referenced by clip lists on To unlock a specific clip the disc, all of those clip lists are deleted as well. • If a deletion target clip is referenced in the current clip See page 90 for more information about thumbnail list, only those referencing sub clips are deleted at the screen operations.
  • Page 97: Scene Selection (clip List Editing)

    A message appears asking you to confirm Scene Selection (Clip that you want to delete all clips. List Editing) Select OK to execute the deletion, or Cancel to cancel it, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. Note Locked clips cannot be deleted.
  • Page 98: 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 99 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 100 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 101 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 102 Press the SET/S.SEL button or the To play the clip list MENU knob. Use the clip list thumbnail screen to play the clip OK is selected. list (see page 93). Press the SET/S.SEL button or the To change the starting timecode of clip MENU knob again.
  • Page 103: Managing Clip Lists

    See page 90 for more information about thumbnail To create a new clip list screen operations. Select New File and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob. In the clip list thumbnail screen, display the Disc Menu (see page 89). To clear clip lists The following procedure clears the current clip Select Save Clip List, and then press the...
  • Page 104: Disc Operations

    Select OK, and then press the SET/ Disc Operations S.SEL button or the MENU knob. To sort clip lists See page 90 for more information about thumbnail screen operations. In the clip list thumbnail screen, display Checking disc properties the Disc Menu. See page 90 for more information about thumbnail Select Settings, and then press the SET/ screen operations.
  • Page 105 Select Format Disc, and then press the SET/S.SEL button or the MENU knob. A message appears asking you to confirm the format. Format Disc All Clips, Clip Lists and Non-AV Data (General Files) will be Deleted. Format OK? Cancel Select OK, and then press the SET/ S.SEL button or the MENU knob.
  • Page 106: 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 107: 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 108: Top Menu And Top-level Menus

  • Page 109 as flare, white shading, and auto iris gain. You MAINTENANCE menu can save up to 32 lens files in the internal memory This menu contains items for making settings for of the unit and up to 100 lens files in a “Memory audio, timecode, essence marks, and battery.
  • Page 110: Menu List

    Menu List Tips • The bold-faced numbers designate the pages that have been registered in the USER menu at the factory. • The bold-faced settings are the factory default settings. • The initial value of items with a setting range of –99 to 99 is 0. •...
  • Page 111 No. Page Item Settings Description OUTPUT 2 LIVE & PLAY OFF/ON For details, see “Viewing camera video during playback (Live & Play function)” on page 73. DOWN CON MODE CROP/SQEZE Sets the conversion mode for down-converted output. WIDE ID THROU/AUTO Specifies whether to add wide picture information to the SD output signal.
  • Page 112 No. Page Item Settings Description VF DISP 1 VF DISP OFF/ON For details, see “Selecting the display items” on page 147. 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...
  • Page 113 No. Page Item Settings Description MARKER 1 MARKER OFF/ON For details, see “Setting the marker display” on page 148. 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 114 No. 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 58. 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...
  • Page 115 No. Page Item Settings Description OFFSET WHT OFFSET WHITE <A> OFF/ON For details, see “Specifying an offset for the auto white balance WARM-COOL <A> Displays reference color setting” on page 157. temperature WARM-COOL BAL (–99 to 99) <A> OFFSET WHITE <B> OFF/ON WARM-COOL <B>...
  • Page 116: Paint Menu

    No. Page Item Settings Description CLIP TITLE TITLE DSABL/ENABL For details, see “Assigning user- defined clip titles automatically” SELECT PREFIX EXEC on page 77. (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 117 No. Page Item Settings Description WHITE COLOR TEMP <A> Displays reference color Sets the color temperature of temperature. WHITE A. C TEMP BAL <A> (–99 to 99) Adjusts the value more precisely when the color temperature adjustment through COLOR TEMP is not satisfactory. R GAIN <A>...
  • Page 118 No. Page Item Settings Description BLACK BLACK GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the black gamma GAMMA correction on or off. BLACK GAM RANGE LOW/L.MID/H.MID/ Sets the range affected by black HIGH gamma. MASTER BLK (–99 to 99) Adjusts the master black gamma. GAMMA R BLACK GAMMA (–99 to 99)
  • Page 119 No. 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.
  • Page 120 No. 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 121 No. Page Item Settings Description MTX MULTI MATRIX OFF/ON Turns the linear matrix correction and multi matrix correction functions on or off. MATRIX (MULTI) OFF/ON Turns the multi matrix correction function on or off. MATRIX AREA IND OFF/ON Turns the zebra indication on or off in the area corresponding to the currently selected setting.
  • Page 122: Maintenance Menu

    No. 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 123 No. Page Item Settings Description 02 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 124 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 battery to 17.0V (in pack is used. Sets the voltage level of the battery at 0.1V steps) which the BEFORE END warning should be issued.
  • Page 125 No. Page Item Settings Description 05 BATTERY 2 TYPE AUTO/OTHER AUTO: Automatically detects the type of the DETECTION 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)
  • Page 126 No. Page Item Settings Description 06 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 CH- MODE 3/4. CH1/2: Same sources as CH-1/2. SW: Signals selected by the AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches.
  • Page 127 No. Page Item Settings Description 08 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 128 No. Page Item Settings Description 09 WRR WRR VALID CH ALL/CH1 Selects whether to enable channels 1 and 2 of the SETTING 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 129 No. Page Item Settings Description 10 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 130 No. Page Item Settings Description 12 CAM REC TALLY OFF/ON Turns the tally illumination control on or off when CONFIG 1 BLINK the battery is almost exhausted or the disc is almost full. REC START OFF/ON Turns on or off the REC START/STOP alarm BEEP sound.
  • Page 131 No. Page Item Settings Description 14 PRESET COLOR TEMP Display Sets the white balance preset value. WHITE <P> reference color temperature. C TEMP BAL <P> (–99 to 99) Finer setting when the desired color could not be obtained with the COLOR TEMP <P> color temperature setting.
  • Page 132 No. Page Item Settings Description 17 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 133: File Menu

    When TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page Receiver in combination with this camcorder, you is set to “AUTO”, any batteries other than Sony BP- need to check both of their versions. series batteries and Anton Bauer intelligent battery systems are classified as “Others”.
  • Page 134 No. 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 135 No. Page Item Settings Description SCENE FILE STANDARD For details, see “Saving and Loading Scene Files” on page STANDARD 164. STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD – SCENE RECALL – SCENE STORE – F.ID STANDARD REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE EXEC Save reference file saved in the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 136 No. 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 137: Diagnosis Menu

    No. 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 139: 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 147. 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 140 To scroll pages ?001 OUTPUT1 ?005 REC FUNCTION SDI OUT1 SELECT: CACHE REC SDI OUT2 SELECT: SDI OUT2 SUPER : TEST OUT SELECT: TEST OUT SUPER : When ? blinks, turn the MENU knob to switch pages. To select a menu or setting item 001 OUTPUT1 001 OUTPUT1 SDI OUT1 SELECT:...
  • Page 142: 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 143: 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 144 If a different page other than the Repeat steps 4 to 6 to add the remaining CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the items. MENU knob until the desired page appears, You can add up to 10 items on one page. then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 145 Select the position to which you want to The EDIT PAGE appears. move the item, and press the MENU ?E01 EDIT PAGE knob. 01.OUTPUT 1 The item selected in step 2 moves to the 02.OUTPUT 2 03.SUPERIMPOSE position that you selected in step 4. 04.LCD 05.REC FUNCTION 06.ASSIGNABLE SW...
  • Page 146: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    Press the MENU knob. Then select the ?F01 USER FILE page that you want to delete, and press USER FILE LOAD EXEC USER FILE SAVE EXEC the MENU knob. The EDIT FUNCTION page appears. F.ID : ssssssssssssssss USER PRESET EXEC Select DELETE, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 147: Setting The Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen And The Lcd Monitor

    Item Description Setting the Status DISP DISC Remaining disc capacity indicator Display on the DISP IRIS Iris opening indicator Viewfinder Screen and a) The viewfinder display can be also turned on or off by using the DISPLAY of the DISPLAY/ the LCD Monitor ASPECT switch on the viewfinder.
  • Page 148: Change Confirmation/adjustment Progress Messages

    VF DISP 3 page Message display Message Display condition mode Item Description setting LOW LIGHT Turns on and off the on-screen warning When the setting WHITE: n that the average level of the WHITE (where n = A of the video has BAL switch has CH, B CH, dropped beneath a set...
  • Page 149: Setting The Viewfinder

    For details on menu operations, see “Basic Item Description menu operations” on page 139. USER BOX Turns the display of the box cursor on and Select the desired item, and press the off. MENU knob. USER BOX WIDTH Sets the width of the You can set the following items on the box cursor (distance MARKER 1 and MARKER 2 pages.
  • Page 150: Recording Shot Data Superimposed On The Color Bars

    Select the desired item, and press the Display the SHOT DISP page of the MENU knob. OPERATION menu on the screen, and You can set the following items on the VF press the MENU knob. SETTING page. For details on menu operations, see “Basic menu operations”...
  • Page 151: Setting The Shot Id

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set 017 SHOT ID all of the desired items. ID-1 : ssssssssssss ID-2 : ssssssssssss ID-3 : ssssssssssss To carry out superimposed recording ID-4 : ssssssssssss To actually record the items selected for superimposed recording on the SHOT DISP page, set the OUTPUT/DCC switch to BARS, DCC OFF.
  • Page 152: Displaying The Status Confirmation Screens

    FUNCTION screen Repeat step 3 for each of the remaining This screen displays the functions assigned to the characters. ASSIGN switches, the detection level, and other When the input is complete, turn the information. MENU knob to move the mark over AUDIO STATUS screen END, then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 153: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    Item Description Adjustments and STATUS Selects whether or not the Settings From Menus ABNORMAL ABNORMAL window is displayed (ON or OFF). STATUS Displays (ON) or hides SYSTEM (OFF) the SYSTEM menu. STATUS Selects whether or not the FUNCTION FUNCTION window is Setting gain values for the GAIN displayed (ON or OFF).
  • Page 154: 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 155 For details on menu operations, see “Basic Function Description menu operations” on page 139. Assigns the function to delete the RETAKE last recorded clip. You can assign functions by using the Assigns the ON/OFF function of following items. auto tracing white balance. RETURN Assigns the ON/OFF function to Item...
  • Page 156: Setting Power Saving Functions

    a) Even when the MARKER item is set to OFF on to the ASSIGN 2 switch takes precedence over the the MARKER page of the USER menu, the menu setting. ASSIGN 1/3/4 switches allow you to display or Select the desired function, and press not to display all markers.
  • Page 157: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    Turn the MENU knob to select the Specifying an offset for the auto desired setting, and press the MENU white balance setting knob. By setting an offset for the value of auto white Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have set balance, you can make the picture warmer or all of the desired items.
  • Page 158: Selecting The Lens File

    Item Description Setting the UMID data WARM- Adjusts the value more COOL BAL precisely if the adjustment by What is a UMID? <B> WARM-COOL <B> is not satisfactory. The UMID (Unique Material Identifier) is a unique identifier for audio-visual material Set the WHITE BAL switch to the defined by the SMPTE330M-2003 standard.
  • Page 159 Display the UMID SET page of the When no organization code has been acquired, it is forbidden to enter an arbitrary string. As a rule, the OPERATION menu, and press the code “00” must be entered. Freelance operators who do MENU knob.
  • Page 160: 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 161: 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 162 If data is MEMORY Circuit or Recheck and stored in the file, the file number is followed STICK ERROR “Memory consult a Sony by the file name. (flashing) Stick” fault. service representative. To carry out the save, select YES and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 163: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    Follow steps 3 and 4 described in Display type Description “Setting the shot ID” on page 151 to File ID (10 characters) and enter characters. date (year/month/day) F.ID File ID (16 characters) When you have finished entering the DATE Date saved (year/month/day/ file ID, turn the MENU knob to move x hours/minutes/seconds) to END, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 164: Returning The User File Settings To The Standard Settings

    (flashing) MEMORY Circuit or Recheck, and You can save various settings for shooting a STICK “Memory Stick” consult a Sony particular scene as a scene file. By loading the ERROR fault. service scene file, you can quickly recreate setup (flashing) representative.
  • Page 165 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 166: Loading Scene Files

    1 Select SCENE RECALL, and press the To select the file information items to be MENU knob. displayed The SCENE RECALL page appears. You can select the items of file information to be 2 Turn the MENU knob until the page displayed on the SCENE STORE pages (P01 to which contains the desired file number P20) or the SCENE RECALL pages (P01 to P20)
  • Page 167: 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 168 • 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 169: Chapter 8 : File Operations

    File Operations Chapter root Overview INDEX.XML ALIAS.XML DISCMETA.XML MEDIAPRO.XML A remote computer can be connected to this unit SYSPRO.XML and used to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data files, such as video and audio Clip data files. There are two ways to connect a remote C0001.MXF computer.
  • Page 170 Read: Read data sequentially from the start to the Write: Write data sequentially from the start to end of the file. the end of the file. Partial read: Read only a part of the data in the Partial write: Write data to a part of the file only. file.
  • Page 171 f) When the “C*” part of a C*.MXF file name is h) When a C*.MXF file is deleted, the C*M01.XML file changed, a C*M01.XML file with the same name in with the same name in the “C*” part is also deleted the “C*”...
  • Page 172 General directory File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial Partial read write Any file a) UTF-8 file names can be up to 63 bytes in length. (Depending on the character type, file names (including extension) may be limited to 21 characters.) b) Only when the Write Inhibit tab on the disc is set to enable recording.
  • Page 173: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Windows)

    column is displayed, allowing you to check the File Operations in File version of ProDisc. To enable FAM connections over the i.LINK Access Mode (for connector Windows) (How to select an item in the menu screen: Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired item.) Turn the MENU knob to scroll to the File access mode operating environment POWER SAVE page of the...
  • Page 174: Operating On Files

    (i.LINK) S400 connector. Select “Sony XDCAM PDW-700 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” and click “OK”. Operating on files In Windows XP, “Sony XDCAM PDW-700 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” is deleted from the Start Explorer. list of hardware devices. Check that a drive letter has been assigned to In Windows Vista, the message “This device...
  • Page 175: File Operations In File Access Mode (for Macintosh)

    To make a reconnection File Operations in File To reconnect after exiting file operations, do one Access Mode (for of the following, depending on whether an i.LINK cable is connected. Macintosh) i.LINK cable is not connected: Connect this unit and a remote computer with an i.LINK cable. i.LINK cable is connected: Disconnect the File access mode operating environment i.LINK cable from either this unit or the...
  • Page 176: Operating On Files

    Unsaved current clip list: Save or clear For details, see “File operation restrictions” (page 169). If this unit is connected to a remote computer by FTP, log out from the FTP To eject discs from a remote computer session (see page 178). Click the eject button to the right of the icon for this unit in the Finder, or drag the icon for this unit Connect the...
  • Page 177: Ftp File Operations

    U07 POWER SAVE FTP File Operations ETHERNET/USB DSABL iLINK(FAM) DSABL REC AUDIO OUT 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). the MENU knob.
  • Page 178: Command List

    Enter the password and press the Enter to complete the login process. key. Syntax: PASS <SP> <password> <CRLF> Input example: PASS pdw-700 The password is set to “pdw-700” when the unit is shipped from the factory. The login is complete when the password is QUIT verified.
  • Page 179 <type-code> can be any of the following. However, • No specification: A list of the files in the current for XDCAM, data is always transferred as “I”, directory. regardless of the type-code specification. • A: ASCII The wildcard characters “*” (any string) and “?” - N: Non-print (any character) may be used in <path-name>.
  • Page 180 2) *: 0001 to 0099 - Duration 3) The unit can handle files with user-defined names in - UMID the “C*” and “E*”parts. • non-MXF file - File name Notes Syntax: STAT <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> • For C*.MXF files, some data, such as file header metadata, may be missing.
  • Page 181 Syntax: SITE REPF <SP> <path-name> <SP> <start-frame> <SP> <transfer-size> Moves to a directory as follows, depending on <CRLF> whether a directory is specified with <path-name>. • Directory specified: To the specified directory • No specification: To the root directory <start-frame> specifies an offset from the start of the file.
  • Page 182: Recording Continuous Timecode With Fam And Ftp Connections

    Syntax: SITE MEID <CRLF> Recording Continuous Timecode With FAM and SITE FUNC Acquires the function and version of the expanded FTP Connections commands. Information is sent in the following format. <main function> <SP> <branch function> <SP> <branch function version> When you are connected to the unit by FAM or For XDCAM, sent in a format like “200 MXF DISK 1”...
  • Page 183: 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 184 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 185: 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 186 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 187: 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 188: Note About The Battery Terminal

    If you notice bending, deformation, or surface corrosion, contact your dealer or a Sony service representative as soon as possible to have the battery terminal replaced. Periodic inspections are recommended to keep the unit working properly and to prolong its usable lifetime.
  • Page 189: 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 190: Warning Messages

    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 191 Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator DISC — flash Problem VDR operation Action to take Disc almost full. Operation continues. Be prepared to change the disc. Warning State WARNING Warning sound REC/TALLY BATT indication indicator — — —...
  • Page 192: Operation/alarm Messages

    A disc that requires salvage was DATA NG! representative. inserted. To record on the disc, DCP/DR eject the disc, insert it again, and EEPROM execute salvage processing. DATA NG! a) Contact a Sony service representative to exchange the battery. Operation Warnings...
  • Page 193 NVRAM NG! An error was detected while disc and try the operation again. accessing internal memory. Power STOP ONCE! The operation is not possible the unit off and contact a Sony REC mode! while the disc is being played or service representative. recorded. Stop the disc.
  • Page 194 Unknown The USB connector of this unit is Sub Clip does An attempt is made to execute a for maintenance purposes only. not Exist. Move Sub Clips (see page 100), Do not connect a USB device for Trim Sub Clip (see page 101), any purpose other than Delete Sub Clips (see page 101), maintenance.
  • Page 195: Appendix

    If you should experience problems with the unit, sure to load a disc in advance and close the disc contact a Sony representative. compartment lid. • Whenever you turn on the power, check that the...
  • Page 196 (see page 132). Pixel noise is reduced to some Fitting the zoom lens extent by automatic black balance adjustment It is important to fit the lens correctly, as (see page 52), but the detection capabilities of otherwise damage may result. Be sure to refer to that function are limited.
  • Page 197: Specifications

    Dimensions in mm (inches) Specifications General Power voltage 12 V DC +5.0/–1.0 V Power consumption Approx. 40W 332(13 Approx. 44W Approx. 46W Video camera section 1) Recording, main unit only, power from battery pack, VDR SAVE/STBY switch set to SAVE, LCD monitor Imager on (backlight: low).
  • Page 198: Optical Disc Drive Section

    0.02% or less for entire screen area Distortion (THD) 0.08% max. (excluding distortion due to lens) Cross talk Geometric distortion –70 dB max. None identified (excluding distortion due to lens) Wow and flutter Below measurable limit Smear –135 dB Input/output connectors LCD panel 3.5 inches Signal inputs...
  • Page 199: Supplied Accessories

    XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM (1) Receiver in combination with this camcorder, you need to check both of their versions. Recommended additional Consult a Sony representative for information about these versions. equipment Equipment for maintenance and easier Power supply and related equipment...
  • Page 201: Chart Of Optional Components And Accessories

    LC-777 Hard carrying Consult a Sony representative for information about these case versions. b) The carrying case is large enough to hold the camcorder with lens and microphone mounted. However, remove them if they protrude more than 25 cm from the front of the main unit.
  • Page 202: Using Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    Using PDZ-1 Proxy Trademarks and Browsing Software Licenses When a computer with the PDZ-1 Proxy MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio Browsing Software installed is connected to this License unit, you can transfer the proxy AV data and metadata files recorded on a disc to the computer. THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE On the computer side, PDZ-1 enables you to MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO...
  • Page 203: About Ijg (independent Jpeg Group)

  • Page 204 “Memory Stick”. This may damage the data. Precautions • 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. When you use a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 205 • “Memory Stick” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 206 Black balance, adjusting 52 Index BRIGHT button 21 BRIGHT control 28 Built-in speaker 19 Symbols Camera operator tally indicator 28 CANCEL/PRST/ESCAPE switch 18 ! (warning) indicator 29 CC 5600K function 155 +48V/OFF switches 27 Chapter thumbnail screen 87 Numerics Chapter function 92 Clip 97 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX 26 assigning user-defined name 80...
  • Page 207 F REV button 19 File Date, setting 38 ALL 109 DC IN connector 14 ID 162 DC OUT 12V connector 14 lens 109 DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control) 17 reference 109 DIAGNOSIS menu 109, 137 scene 109 Digital hours meter 137 user 109 Diopter adjustment ring 28 File access mode...
  • Page 208 Iris setting/auto iris override 31 MIC IN (+48 V) connector 15 Iris, automatic adjustment 58 MIC LEVEL control 16 Microphone holder 29 Microphone, connecting 41 MONITOR knob 17 MONITOR switches 17 LCD monitor 19 Monochrome LCD 19 selecting display items 147 status display 21 status display 21 Lens cable clamp 15...
  • Page 209 Shoulder strap, using 47 Shutter mode 55 REC indicator 29 SHUTTER selector 15 REC START button 15 Shutter speed 31, 56 Recording Skip scroll 91 using memory cache 76 Specifications 197 Recording format 51 Status confirmation screen 152 Recording review 72 Status display 22 Red tally indicator 29 STATUS ON/SEL/OFF switch 18...
  • Page 210 adjusting 53 specifying offset 157 UHF portable tuner, attaching 43 White balance memory 30 UMID data, setting 158 Wireless microphone reception level 30 USB connector 26 User bits, setting 63 USER menu 108 editing 143 XLR connection automatic detection function resetting 146 USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu 108 User menu data...
  • Page 211 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 212 Sony Corporation PDW-700 (SYL) 3-297-520-02 (1) ©2008...

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