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PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER
PDW-510/510P
PDW-530/530P
The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-510/
510P/530/530P Professional Disc Camcorder (English, Japanese,
French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format.
For more details, see 1-4 "Using the CD-ROM Manual" on page 18.
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition (Revised 5)
[English]

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  • Page 1 PROFESSIONAL DISC CAMCORDER PDW-510/510P PDW-530/530P The supplied CD-ROM includes operation manuals for the PDW-510/ 510P/530/530P Professional Disc Camcorder (English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese versions) in PDF format. For more details, see 1-4 “Using the CD-ROM Manual” on page 18.
  • Page 2 WARNING This label is located inside To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not the outside panel of the unit. expose the unit to rain or moisture. Denna etikett finns på To avoid electrical shock, do not open the apparatens ovansida. cabinet.
  • Page 3 radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful batteries, call toll free1-800-822-8837, or visit interference to radio communications. http://www.rbrc.org/ However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
  • Page 4 ATTENTION AVERTISSEMENT Comme le rayon laser utilisé dans ce Camescope de disques Afin d’éviter tout risque d’incendie ou pour professionnels est dangereux pour les yeux, ne pas d’électrocution, ne pas exposer cet essayer de démonter le coffret. Faire effectuer l’entretien uniquement par un personnel qualifié.
  • Page 5 VORSICHT WARNUNG Die Laserstrahlung im Innern ist augenschädlich. Deshalb den Professional Disc Camcorder nicht öffnen/zerlegen. Um Feuergefahr und die Gefahr eines Wartungsarbeiten ausschließlich qualifiziertem Fachpersonal elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden, darf überlassen. das Gerät weder Regen noch Feuchtigkeit VORSICHT ausgesetzt werden. Der Einsatz von optischen Hilfen verstärkt die Gefahr von Augenschäden.
  • Page 6 CAUTELA ATTENZIONE Poiché il raggio laser impiegato in questo camcorder di dischi professionale è dannoso alla vista, non tentare di smontare il Per evitare il pericolo di incendi o scosse rivestimento. Per la manutenzione rivolgersi esclusivamente a elettriche, non esporre l’apparecchio alla personale qualificato.
  • Page 7 CAUTION ADVERTENCIA Como el rayo láser utilizado en este grabador de discos profesional es peligroso para los ojos, no trate de desarmar la Para evitar el riesgo de incendios o caja. Solicite el servicio sólo al personal cualificado. electrocución, no exponga la unidad a la CAUTION lluvia ni a la humedad.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    3-1-5 Formatting a Disc ......47 1-1 Features ..........13 3-1-6 Handling of Discs When Recording 1-1-1 Principal Differences Between the Does Not End Normally (Salvage PDW-510/510P and PDW-530/530P Function) .......... 47 ............13 3-2 Recording .......... 49 1-1-2 Camera Features ......14 3-2-1 Basic Procedures......
  • Page 10 4-2 Creating Clip Lists ......78 5-6-2 Saving the Actual Time in the Time 4-2-1 Selecting Clips......... 78 Code ..........101 4-2-2 Reordering Sub Clips....... 79 5-6-3 Setting the User Bits ...... 101 4-2-3 Trimming a Sub Clip ....... 80 5-6-4 Synchronizing the Time Code ..102 4-2-4 Deleting a Sub Clip......
  • Page 11 7-3-4 Specifying an Offset for the Auto White 9-2-5 Using the BKW-401 Viewfinder Balance Setting ......136 Rotation Bracket ......162 7-3-5 Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 9-2-6 Detaching the Eyepiece ....163 9-3 Mounting the Lens ......164 Switches ......... 136 7-3-6 Setting the Date/Time of the Internal 9-4 Adjusting the Flange Focal Length Clock..........
  • Page 12 Table of Contents...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1 Overview

    Chapter 1-1-1 Principal Differences Between 1-1 Features the PDW-510/510P and PDW- 530/530P The PDW-510/510P/530/530P is a camcorder for ENG There are the following differences between the PDW- and EFP , in which a color video camera using -inch 510/510P and PDW-530/530P in the specifications of high-definition CCDs of a 16:9 aspect ratio and a recording format, internal optical filters, and so on.
  • Page 14: Camera Features

    1) ATW: Auto Tracing White balance 1) DVCAM is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 2) TruEye: “TruEye” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. 2) MPEG IMX is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 3) For analog audio input, the effective bit length is maximum 20 bits.
  • Page 15: Inputs And Outputs

    1) Professional Disc is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Input and output of DV streams (AV/C (Audio/ Video Control) mode) DV streams can be output from this unit and recorded on standard DV equipment.
  • Page 16: Other Functions

    Supports SNMP for maintenance and service (option) 1-1-5 Other Functions The SNMP-compliant Sony Remote Maintenance and Monitoring Software can be used when the optional CBK- Usability-oriented design NC01 Network Adaptor is installed on this unit. Via a •...
  • Page 17: Example Of System Configuration

    CBK-FC01 CCZ (26-pin) output/ CA-702/702P analog composite/SDI Network Adaptor CBK-NC01 input Memory Card Adaptor CBK-PC01 2) For PDW-510/530 only Audio signal source “Memory Stick” External microphone ECM-670/678 or similar (see page 211.) microphone RM-B150/B750 Remote CAC-12 Microphone Holder Control Unit...
  • Page 18: Precautions

    Do not subject the unit to severe shocks The supplied CR-ROM includes versions of the Operation The internal mechanism may be damaged or the body Manual for the PDW-510/510P/530/530P in English, warped. Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. After use 1-4-1 CD-ROM System Always turn off the power.
  • Page 19: Mpeg-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License

    • You can purchase a new CD-ROM disc to replace one License that has been lost or damaged. Contact your Sony service representative. • You can purchase printed versions of the operation This product is licensed under the MPEG-4 Visual Patent manuals (English version).
  • Page 20 1-5 MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License...
  • Page 21: Chapter 2 Locations And Functions

    For your safety, and to ensure proper operation of the unit, automatically turned on immediately before recording Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs: starts. BP-GL65, BP-GL95, BP-L60S, and BP-M100.
  • Page 22 However, the light can be turned on before the start of recording in auto interval recording mode. • To ensure proper operation of the video light with the unit, Sony recommends the use of the following battery packs: BP-GL65, BP-GL95, BP-L60S, and BP-M100. 2-1 Power Supply...
  • Page 23: Accessory Attachments

    When no lens is mounted, keep this cap fitted for protection from dust. g LENS connector (12-pin) Fit the lens cable to this connector. Contact your Sony representative for more information about the lens you can use. 2-2 Accessory Attachments...
  • Page 24: Audio Functions

    2-3 Audio Functions 8 Built-in speaker 1 Microphone 2 MIC IN connector 4 EARPHONE jack (rear, stereo) 7 ALARM volume control 3 MIC LEVEL control 6 MONITOR volume control 5 MONITOR switch and CH-1/2 / CH-3/4 switch 4 EARPHONE jack (front, monaural) Audio functions (1) a Microphone 1) E-E: Abbreviation of “Electric-to-Electric.”...
  • Page 25: Monitor Volume Control

    CH-1/2 CH-3/4 MONITOR Audio output switch switch position position CH-1/2 CH-1 Audio channel 1 Mix sound of channels 1 and 2 Minimum Maximum CH-2 Audio channel 2 CH-3/4 CH-3 Audio channel 3 ALARM volume control Mix sound of channels 3 and 4 h Built-in speaker CH-4 Audio channel 4...
  • Page 26 j AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 (audio channel-1 n AUDIO OUT (audio output) connector (XLR type, and channel-2 adjustment method selection) 5-pin, male) switches This connector outputs the audio signals recorded on audio These switches select the audio level adjustment method channels 1 and 2 or audio channels 3 and 4. for each of audio channels 1 and 2.
  • Page 27: Shooting And Recording/playback Functions

    2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions 7 Viewfinder 8 Diopter adjustment ring Eyecup 1 Tally indicator 2 BRIGHT control 3 CONTRAST control 4 PEAKING control 5 ZEBRA switch 6 TALLY switch 0 Viewfinder left-right positioning ring qa Camera operator tally indicator 9 Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever qs Viewfinder stopper qd LOCK knob...
  • Page 28 3200 K 3 seconds. (e.g.: FILTER: 3) 5600 K + The PDW-510/510P has one switchable filter, and the PDW-530/530P has two switchable filters. 5600 K The relationships between the selector settings and filter...
  • Page 29: Gain Selector

    Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters For details about the shutter speed and mode settings, see 5-3 “Setting the Electronic Shutter” on page 93. Shooting condition Filter Very bright conditions such as snow, at q AUTO W/B BAL (automatic white/black balance 4 (5600 K + high altitudes, or at the seashore adjustment) switch...
  • Page 30 switch and the FILTER selector. BARS, DCC OFF You can use the AUTO W/B BAL switch even when A color bar signal is output and the is in use. DCC circuit does not operate. For example, use the setting for the B (ATW): When this switch is set to B and on the following purposes.
  • Page 31 w VIDEO OUT connector (BNC type) (i.LINK) DV IN/OUT S400 connector (6-pin, This connector outputs a composite video signal for a IEEE1394 compliant) video monitor. With a video monitor connected to this Connect to a device supporting the DV format or a connector, you can monitor the picture being shot by the computer, using a i.LINK cable.
  • Page 32 wk REC START button wl VDR SAVE/STBY connector e; EJECT button and indicator ea F REV button and indicator es PLAY/PAUSE button and indicator ed F FWD button and indicator ef NEXT button eg STOP button eh PREV button Shooting and recording/playback functions (4) wk REC START button es PLAY/PAUSE button and indicator Press this button to start recording.
  • Page 33 eh PREV button This jumps to the beginning of the current clip, and pauses. During the jump, the F REV indicator flashes.Pressing this button together with the F REV button jumps to the first frame of the first clip recorded on the disc. 2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions...
  • Page 34: Output Video Operating Section

    2-5 Output Video Operating Section 1 SEL/SET dial 2 THUMBNAIL button 3 Thumbnail indicator THUMBNAIL SEL/SET ESSENCE MARK S.SEL SUB CLIP 4 Sub clip indicator 5 SUB CLIP button CLIP MENU SHIFT PRESET F-RUN REGEN REGEN CLOCK CLOCK R-RUN 6 SHIFT button Output video operating section a SEL/SET (select/set) dial e SUB CLIP button...
  • Page 35: Menu Operating Section

    2-6 Menu Operating Section 2 STATUS ON/SEL / OFF switch 3 MENU ON/OFF switch MENU 4 CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch 5 “Memory Stick” compartment Cover 1 MENU knob a MENU knob c MENU ON/OFF switch Use this knob to change the page selection or a setting To use this switch, open the cover.
  • Page 36 e “Memory Stick” compartment “Memory Stick” Access indicator Label “Memory Stick” How to insert a “Memory Stick” Open the lid of the menu operating section, and insert a “Memory Stick”, with the notch facing downward, in the direction shown by the arrow, so that it clicks into place. To remove a “Memory Stick”, first press it in to release the lock, then withdraw.
  • Page 37: Time Code System

    2-7 Time Code System 1 TC IN connector 2 TC OUT connector 3 GENLOCK IN connector Time code functions (1) a TC IN (time code input) connector (BNC type) To synchronize the time code of this unit to an external time code, input the reference time code to this connector.
  • Page 38 4 DISPLAY switch 5 RESET button 6 HOLD button THUMBNAIL SEL/SET 7 SEL/SET dial ESSENCE MARK S.SEL SUB CLIP CLIP MENU SHIFT PRESET F-RUN REGEN CLOCK R-RUN 8 PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch 9 F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch Time code functions (2) d DISPLAY switch Turning the dial upward increases the value of the flashing This cycles the data displayed in the counter display digit, and turning it downward decreases the value.
  • Page 39: Warnings And Indications

    2-8 Warnings and Indications Besides the viewfinder, speaker and earphones, the provide you with information such as the operating state of indicators and displays described in this section also the camcorder and warnings. 1 Tally indicator 2 DISPLAY switch 3 TALLY switch 4 Back tally indicator 5 Back tally switch 8 Color LCD...
  • Page 40: Monochrome Lcd

    e Back tally switch This switch enables or disables the back tally and rear tally indicators. ON: The back tally and rear tally indicators are enabled. OFF: The back tally and rear tally indicators are disabled. f Monochrome LCD This shows the remaining battery capacity, remaining disc capacity, time data, and so on.
  • Page 41: Warnings And Indications On The Lcds

    2-9 Warnings and Indications on the LCDs 2-9-1 Monochrome LCD Disc status and battery status Time code display Disc status indicator Lights when the time code or real time is displayed. Time counter display: Shows the time Full capacity is available. code, user bits, and real time.
  • Page 42: Color Lcd

    2-9-2 Color LCD Disc status, battery status and audio level VDR operation status and status indicators Disc status indicator Full capacity is available. Close to full state: “DISC” flashes. Full (disc must be replaced): “DISC” and “E” flash. Formats of video and audio signals to be redorded.
  • Page 43: Indicators In The Viewfinder

    2-10 Indicators in the Lights in playback mode. Viewfinder Lights in non-drop frame mode. (PDW-510/530 only) Several indicators are provided above and below the Lights when the camcorder is synchronized with an external time code. viewfinder screen to indicate the current state and adjustments of the camera.
  • Page 44 • The WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST. • ATW is enabled. • The lens extender is used. • The FILTER selector is set to other than ND:1/CC:B. • The reference value of auto iris adjustment is not the standard value.
  • Page 45: Chapter 3 Recording And Playback

    Recording and Playback Chapter • Do not leave cartridges where dust may be able to gain 3-1 Handling Discs ingress. • Store cartridges in their cases. Care of the discs • Remove dust and dirt on the outside of a cartridge using 3-1-1 Discs Used for Recording and a soft dry cloth.
  • Page 46: Loading And Unloading A Disc

    3-1-4 Loading and Unloading a Disc Insert the disc. Loading a disc V indication on Proceed as follows. the outside Turn on the POWER switch. Push and close the lid. The disc is loaded. POWER switch Note To insert the disc correctly, make sure that the HUMID indicator camcorder is in the upright position (the grip upside, the bottom downside).
  • Page 47: Formatting A Disc

    1 Open this rubber cover. 2 Using a screwdriver or similar implement, slide the black metal plate visible inside, in the direction of the rear of the camcorder. The disc compartment lid opens. A red Phillips screw is visible inside the Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to rubber cap.
  • Page 48 However, this unit has a salvage function which can hold Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to YES, losses to the minimum by reconstructing clips on such then press the MENU knob. discs. Salvage processing starts, and the message Note that no recorded clip contents are lost when the “EXECUTING.”...
  • Page 49: Recording

    Attach a fully charged battery pack. 3-2 Recording For details, see 9-1 “Power Supply” on page 159. Turn on the POWER switch. 3-2-1 Basic Procedures Set the DISP SEL switch to STATUS, and check on This section describes the basic procedures for shooting the color LCD that the following conditions are met.
  • Page 50 FILTER knob. • For the PDW-530/530P: Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 3 B: 3200 K, C: 4300 K, D: 6300 K • For the PDW-510/510P: 1: 3200 K, 3: 5600 K START STOP START STOP...
  • Page 51: Deleting Clips

    By repeating steps 4 and 5, you can delete a number of 3-2-2 Deleting Clips clips in sequence from the last recorded clip. With this camcorder you can delete clips one at a time, in sequence from the last recorded clip, or you can delete all clips in a single operation.
  • Page 52 M10 ESSENCE MARK SHOT MARK 1 SHOT MARK 2 OVER AUDIO LIMIT : GAIN CHG. MARK FILTER CHG. MARK : SHUTTER CHG. MARK: WHITE CHG. MARK FLASH MARK FLASH MARK LEVEL : INDEX PIC. POS. 0SEC Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to Press the MENU knob.
  • Page 53: Starting A Shoot With A Few Seconds Of Pre-stored Picture Data (picture Cache Function)

    Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON. 3-2-4 Starting a Shoot With a Few The last accessed menu page appears on the screen. Seconds of Pre-Stored Picture Data (Picture Cache Function) Turn the MENU knob until the FUNCTION 1 page appears.
  • Page 54 For detailed information on the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches, see 7-3-5 “Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 03 FUNCTION1 Switches” on page 136. ASSIGN SW <1> ASSIGN SW <2> ASSIGN SW <3> ASSIGN SW <4> TURBO SW TURBO Notes DF/NDF • You can change the Picture Cache mode menu settings CACHE/INTVAL REC: CACHE CACHE REC TIME...
  • Page 55: Time-lapse Video (interval Rec Function)

    3-2-5 Time-Lapse Video (Interval Rec Function) Using the memory in the camcorder, you can capture time- lapse video. There are two modes for this function, which is known as “Interval Rec.” • Auto Interval Rec mode In Auto Interval Rec mode, pictures are automatically MENU knob MENU ON/OFF switch shot a frame at a time at the specified interval and stored...
  • Page 56 Turn the MENU knob until A. INT appears. The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark changes to a z mark. As you turn the MENU knob, the setting changes in the following sequence: OFF y CACHE y A. INT Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “REC y M.
  • Page 57 The b mark on the left of “PRE-LIGHTING” changes The actual recording to disc begins when the to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting camcorder has saved about ten seconds of video in changes to a ? mark.
  • Page 58 Notes on Auto Interval Rec mode Carry out steps 1 to 5 of the procedure “To make Note the following points. settings before shooting” (page 55), to select CACHE/ INTVAL REC on the FUNCTION 1 page. i.LINK During interval recording, signal input/output through the Turn the MENU knob until “M.
  • Page 59 The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark The b mark to the left of “PRE-LIGHTING” changes changes to a z mark. to a z mark, and the z mark to the left of the setting changes to a ? mark.
  • Page 60: Retaking The Most Recent Clip

    The camcorder starts recording in Manual Interval Rec TRIGGER INTERVAL on the FUNCTION 1 page. To mode. In the viewfinder, “MANU INTERVAL change these settings, stop recording by pressing the REC *FRAME” and the TALLY indicator (green) flash. START button or the VTR button on the lens. •...
  • Page 61: Auto Clip List Recoding For Automatic Inclusion Of Recorded Clips In Clip Lists

    recorded, the retake function does not work even when the camcorder is in the recording pause state. The number of the clip list loaded in the current clip list In this case, the message “RE-TAKE NOT ALLOWED!” appears. When you want to replace the last clip with a new 16:9 E0004 clip, see 3-2-2 “Deleting Clips”...
  • Page 62 However, to choose from a prefix list, you must create the list beforehand on a computer and transfer it to the unit’s 23 CLIP TITLE internal memory with a “Memory Stick”. TITLE DSABL Setting the initial value of the serial number The initial value of the serial number can be set to 00001 (the default) or to any other number.
  • Page 63: Internal Memory

    To transfer a title prefix list to the unit’s Select the desired title prefix from the list, and then press the MENU knob. internal memory Proceed as follows. The CLIP TITLE page appears again, and the selected prefix appears in the PREFIX field. Copy the title prefix file (TITLES.TXT) to the following folder on the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 64: Recording In Live Logging Mode

    To set the initial value to any number • View proxy AV data. Proceed as follows. • Add and modify metadata (titles, comments, essence marks, etc.). On the CLIP TITLE page of the OPERATION menu • Create clip lists. (see page 63), select “CLEAR NUMERIC” and then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 65: Recording Proxy Data To Memory

    • The Picture Cache and Interval Rec functions are not Check to be sure that there is enough remaining available in Live Logging mode. memory, and then press the REC START button or the Even if you turn these functions on, they are turned off VTR button on the lens to start recording in the normal when the camcorder enters Live Logging mode.
  • Page 66 Turn the MENU knob to scroll to the MEMORY REC • The message “MEMORY CARD ERROR!” appears if a page. Alternatively, select “MEMORY REC” on the copy is attempted while the unusable memory symbol CONTENTS page. (see page 67) is visible in the viewfinder. The MEMORY REC page appears.
  • Page 67 To check the memory symbol and the the memory card, enable recording to the memory card, and then reinsert it. remaining memory As shown below, a memory symbol and a remaining memory indication appear in the viewfinder while a memory card is in use. Memory symbol Remaining memory 35-30...
  • Page 68: Checking Recording And Playback

    Deteriorating playback conditions 3-3 Checking Recording Deteriorating playback may be due to the following causes. and Playback • Scratches and dust on the disc surface This includes fingerprints, dust from the air, tar from cigarette smoke, and so on. Disc playback start position Scratches and soiling which occur before recording are not a problem because they are registered in advance as Although this unit uses optical discs, it is designed to offer...
  • Page 69: Checking The Last Two Seconds Of The Recording - Recording Review

    SDI The thumbnails of all clips on the disc appear. input connector. Notes PDW-510/510P/530/530P • If the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to ON, set it to Color video monitor OFF and press the THUMBNAIL button.
  • Page 70 Sixth clip is selected from Title of currently selected clip a total of 143 clips. Thumbnail of currently selected clip (first frame or specified frame) THUMBNAIL SEL/SET ESSENCE MARK S.SEL SUB CLIP CLIP MENU SHIFT PRESET F-RUN REGEN REGEN CLOCK CLOCK R-RUN Recording date and time...
  • Page 71: Clip List Playback

    For the clip list loading operation, see 4-3-1 “Loading a Clip List From Disc Into Unit Memory” (page 83). (The example shows the case where SHOT MARK1 is selected as the essence mark.) Press the SUB CLIP button, turning it on. This indicates that the thumbnail images are the frames including Sixth frame is selected...
  • Page 72: Recording Video Signals From External Equipment

    Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning it off. 3-4 Recording Video Turn the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select Signals from the sub clip you want to cue up. External Equipment To cue up the selected sub clip, press the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob.
  • Page 73: Recording Analog Composite Signals

    21 SOURCE SEL REC VIDEO SOURCE: EXT REC CONTROL : i.LINK MODE AV/C MENU knob MENU ON/OFF switch Item Description Holding down the MENU knob, set the MENU ON/ Records the pictures being shot by the OFF switch to ON. camcorder.
  • Page 74: Freezing A Picture During Playback

    from external equipment connected to the GENLOCK IN 3-5 Freezing a Picture connector. During Playback Proceed as follows. Display the SOURCE SEL page on the screen. Viewing frozen pictures For the operation, see 3-4-1 “Recording a DV Stream Proceed as follows. From External Equipment”...
  • Page 75: Chapter 4 Scene Selection

    Scene Selection Chapter 4-1 Overview What is scene selection? Scene selection is a function which allows you to select material (clips) from the material recorded on a disc and perform cut editing. You can do this by operating on this unit only.
  • Page 76 Flow of scene selection editing Disc Record material or insert disc containing recorded material into this unit PDW-510/510P/530/530P To edit a clip list Load clip lists (see page 83) Create and edit a clip list • Selecting clips (see page 78)
  • Page 77 Clips Sub clips (clips in clip lists) Material recorded with this unit is managed in units called The specified clips (or parts of clips) in a clip list are called “clips.” A clip contains the material between a recording “sub clips.” Sub clips are virtual data specifying ranges in start point (In point) and a recording end point (Out point).
  • Page 78: Creating Clip Lists

    4-2 Creating Clip Lists 4-2-1 Selecting Clips You can create a clip list by selecting a desired clip from the thumbnail display, and including it in the clip list as a sub clip. Note Up to 99 clip lists can be handled in the CLIP menu. Use the SEL/SET dial or the MENU knob to select the Including a clip selected from the clip you want to include in the clip list.
  • Page 79: Reordering Sub Clips

    4-2-2 Reordering Sub Clips Total duration of the sub clips in the current clip list SEL/SET dial THUMBNAIL button THUMBNAIL Thumbnail SEL/SET indicator ESSENCE MARK S.SEL SUB CLIP SUB CLIP button CLIP MENU SHIFT SHIFT button PRESET F-RUN REGEN REGEN CLOCK CLOCK R-RUN...
  • Page 80: Trimming A Sub Clip

    Load the clip list from the disc into the unit memory Indicates that the third sub clip will be (see page 83). moved to the position of the eighth sub clip. To return to the full-screen display Press the THUMBNAIL button, turning off the indicator.
  • Page 81: Deleting A Sub Clip

    Carry out steps 1 to 4 of 4-2-2 “Deleting a Sub Clip” When the new IN and/or OUT points are set, hold to select a sub clip and display the sub clip operation down the SHIFT button and press the SEL/SET dial or menu.
  • Page 82: Previewing The Current Clip List

    To cancel the deletion, and return to the sub clip “NEW FILE” is displayed for clip lists without any deletion screen registered data. Do either of the following. The date of creation or the title is displayed for each • Select CANCEL, and press the SEL/SET dial or the clip list.
  • Page 83: Managing Clip Lists (clip Menu)

    4-3-1 Loading a Clip List From Disc 4-3 Managing Clip Lists Into Unit Memory (CLIP Menu) Proceed as follows. Display the CLIP menu. After you create a clip list, you can use the CLIP menu to save it to disc, load it from disc into the unit memory, and See “Displaying the CLIP menu”...
  • Page 84: Deleting Clip Lists From A Disc

    • Unless the current clip list has been saved to disc, its contents will be lost when you load a new clip list from CLIP LIST CLEAR the disc. CLEAR CLIP LIST : EXEC 4-3-2 Deleting Clip Lists From a Disc Proceed as follows.
  • Page 85: Using The Pdz-1 Proxy Browsing Software

    The time code shown in this screen is the current initial 4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy time code of the current clip list. If you have already set the initial time code for this clip list, that time code Browsing Software is displayed.
  • Page 86 4-4 Using the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software...
  • Page 87: Setting The Recording Format (pdw-530/530p Only)

    Adjustments and Settings for Recording Chapter 5-1 Setting the <TOP MENU> USER USER MENU CUSTOMIZE Recording Format OPERATION PAINT (PDW-530/530P MAINTENANCE FILE DIAGNOSIS Only) Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to Before recording with the PDW-530/530P, it is necessary “MAINTENANCE”.
  • Page 88: Setting The Audio Recording Format

    For the operation, see the descriptions of steps 1 to 5 of the procedure “Setting the Video Recording M09 VDR MODE Format” on page 87. REC TALLY BLINK : REC START/STOP MODE SELECT TIMER SET Press the MENU knob, then turn it to move the b mark REC FORMAT IMX50 to “AU DATA LEN (IMX)”, and press the MENU...
  • Page 89: Adjusting The Black Balance And The White Balance

    For details of manual black balance adjustment, refer to 5-2 Adjusting the Black the Maintenance Manual. 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. OUTPUT/DCC switch AUTO W/B BAL switch Black balance adjustment...
  • Page 90: Adjusting The White Balance

    For the PDW-530/530P: Adjust the black balance and white balance again. Contact FILTER selector (outer knob) setting and CC filter your Sony representative if this message continues to selection appear even after the black balance and white balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 91: If The Automatic White Balance Adjustment Cannot Be Made

    FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter selection FILTER selector (inner knob) ND filter setting For the PDW-510/510P: AUTO W/B BAL switch FILTER selector setting and filter selection The switch returns to the center position, and the FILTER selector setting Filter selection adjustment is executed.
  • Page 92: White Balance Memory

    Select a suitable filter setting. Adjust the white balance and black balance again. Contact WHITE : NG Adjustment could not be completed your Sony representative if this message continues to TIME LIMIT within the standard number of attempts. appear even after the white balance and black balance have been adjusted again.
  • Page 93: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    1/125, 1/250, 50 Hz (with the PDW-510P/530P). However, if the 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 (sec.) power frequency is 50 Hz (with the PDW-510/530) or 60 Scan Mode:24P Hz (with the PDW-510P/530P), setting the shutter speed 1/32, 1/48, 1/96, to 1/100 or 1/60 can reduce this flicker.
  • Page 94 Follow the procedure described in 7-2-2 “Selecting the SLS mode ECS mode Display Items” (page 126) to set the VF DISPLAY 1/100: for PDW-510/530 MODE item to “2” or “3” on the VF DISP 1 page of 1/60: for PDW-510P/530P the USER menu.
  • Page 95 SHUTTER 1/2000 Note The settings selected on the SHT ENABLE page of the (This menu display is for the PDW-510/530. For the OPERATION menu become invalid when the RM-B150 PDW-510P/530P, “SHUTTER 1/60” is displayed Remote Control Unit is connected to the camcorder.
  • Page 96: Changing The Reference Value For Automatic Iris Adjustment

    Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the 5-4 Changing the shutter mode or shutter speed you want, then press the MENU knob. Reference Value for The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to Automatic Iris a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting changes to a ? mark.
  • Page 97 The z mark on the left of the selected item changes to a b mark and the ? mark on the left of the setting changes to a z mark. The IRIS OVERRIDE item is set to “ON”. Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to OFF. The AUTO IRIS page disappears from the screen.
  • Page 98: Adjusting The Audio Level

    The b mark changes to a z mark and the z mark 5-5 Adjusting the Audio changes to a ? mark. Level Turn the MENU knob until the desired auto iris window appears, then press the MENU knob. Setting the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to AUTO automatically adjusts the input levels of the audio signal to be recorded in audio channels 1 and 2.
  • Page 99: Manually Adjusting The Audio Level Of The Front Microphone

    To adjust the signal input to the AUDIO IN CH1 or 5-5-2 Manually Adjusting the Audio AUDIO IN CH2 connector, set the AUDIO IN CH-1 Level of the Front Microphone or AUDIO IN CH-2 switch to REAR. To adjust both input signals, set both switches to REAR.
  • Page 100: Recording Audio On Channels 3 And 4

    • The second top bar may turn on occasionally, but do For fixed settings: select “OFF”. not allow the top bar to go on. If it goes on, the audio level is too high. Note The type of audio recorded on audio channels 3 and 4 does Correspondence between recording level not depend on the XLR connection automatic detection function.
  • Page 101: Setting The Time Data

    : 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) for the To set the drop frame mode/non-drop frame PDW-510/530, and from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 : mode (only for the PDW-510/530) 24 for the PDW-510P/530P.
  • Page 102: Synchronizing The Time Code

    regeneration of an external time code. You can also synchronize the time code generators of other camcorders/ VTRs with the internal generator of this camcorder. Connections for time code synchronization Connect both the reference video signal and the external time code as illustrated below. RESET button Example 1: Synchronizing with an external time code...
  • Page 103 GENLOCK IN connector. Supply a time code signal and a reference video signal complying with the SMPTE (for PDW-510/530) or EBU (for PDW-510P/530P) standard and in proper phase relationship, to the TC IN connector and to the GENLOCK IN connector, respectively.
  • Page 104: Setting The Thumbnail Image

    5-7 Setting the ?M10 ESSENCE MARK SHOT MARK 1 Thumbnail Image SHOT MARK 2 OVER AUDIO LIMIT : GAIN CHG. MARK FILTER CHG. MARK : SHUTTER CHG. MARK: WHITE CHG. MARK FLASH MARK When the unit is shipped from the factory, it is set up to FLASH MARK LEVEL : display the first frame of a clip as the clip’s thumbnail INDEX PIC.
  • Page 105: Chapter 6 File Operations

    File Operations Chapter 6-1 Overview root INDEX.XML A remote computer can be connected to this unit and used DISCMETA.XML to operate on recorded data which has been saved in data files, such as video and audio data files. MEDIAPRO.XML There are two way to connect a remote computer. •...
  • Page 106: File Operation Restrictions

    6-1-2 File Operation Restrictions This section explains which operations are possible on Partial read: Read only a part of the data in the file. files stored in each directory. Write: Write data sequentially from the start to the end of When required, the following operation tables distinguish the file.
  • Page 107 Edit Directory File name Content Operations Read/ Write/ Rename Create Delete Partial read Partial write E*E01.SMI Clip list file *: 0001 to 0099 E*M01.XML Metadata file generated automatically when E*E01.MXF file is created. *: 0001 to 0099 − − − Other files Files other than the above a) Only files which can be written by XDCAM.
  • Page 108: File Access Mode File Operations

    File data Move the b mark to “i.LINK MODE”, then press the Transfer of files MENU knob. Laptop computer, etc. PDW-510/510P/ 530/530P The b mark changes to a z mark, and the z mark changes to a ? mark. U01 OUTPUT i.LINK cable (not supplied)
  • Page 109: 6-2 File Access Mode File Operations

    • Windows 2000: A confirmation message appears. Operating on files • Windows XP: “Sony XDCAM PDW-530 (or 530p/ 510/510P) IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device” is deleted from Proceed as follows. the Hardware devices list.
  • Page 110: Ftp File Operations

    (<SP> refers to a space.) Transfer of files For example, if the IP address of this unit is set to 192.168.001.010, enter “ftp 192.168.1.10.” PDW-510/510P/ Laptop computer, etc. 530/530P Refer to the Windows help for more information about the FTP command.
  • Page 111: Command List

    To log out To log out after finishing file operations, enter “QUIT” at the command prompt and press the Enter key. 6-3-1 Command List This unit supports standard FTP commands (see the next section), and extended FTP commands (see page 115). Standard commands The following table shows the standard FTP commands In the command syntax column, <SP>...
  • Page 112 Command name Description Command syntax STRU Specifies the data structure. STRU <SP> <structure-code> <CRLF> <structure-code> can be any of the following. However, for XDCAM, the structure is always “F,” regardless of the structure-code specification. • F: File structure (default) • R: Record structure •...
  • Page 113 Command name Description Command syntax STOR Begins transfer of a copy of a file in the STOR <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> specified path on the remote computer to the current directory on this unit. Input example: STOR Data/E0001E01.SMI Depending on the type of file transferred, the following items are created.
  • Page 114 Command name Description Command syntax STAT Sends information about properties of STAT <SP> <path-name> <CRLF> the specified file, or about data transfer status, from this unit to the remote The following data is transferred, depending on whether a file computer. is specified with <path-name>.
  • Page 115: Recording Continuous Time Code With Fam And Ftp Connections

    Extended commands The following table shows the extended FTP commands In the command syntax column, <SP> means a space, supported by this unit. entered by pressing the space bar, and <CRLF> means a new line, entered by pressing the Enter key. Command name Description Command syntax...
  • Page 116 6-4 Recording Continuous Time Code With FAM and FTP Connections...
  • Page 117: Detailed Settings

    Menu Displays and Detailed Settings Chapter For details of customizing the USER menu, see 7-1-4 7-1 Menu Organization “Editing the USER Menu” on page 120. and Operation TOP menu The TOP menu consists of the following submenus. <TOP MENU> 7-1-1 Menu Organization USER USER MENU CUSTOMIZE The following shows the organization of menus that you...
  • Page 118: Displaying Menus

    • OPERATION menu: Displaying menus on the color LCD This menu contains items for changing settings according With the camcorder powered on, proceed as follows. to conditions related to the subject when the camcorder is being operated. Open the cover of the menu operating section, and set the MENU ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
  • Page 119 Returning to the TOP menu from other Turn the MENU knob until the desired page appears. menus Press the MENU knob. There are two methods. • Align the b mark with “TOP” at the top right of the A b mark appears on the left of the item currently menu page, and press the MENU knob.
  • Page 120: Editing The User Menu

    To continue setting other items in the same page, • Close the cover of the menu operating section. When repeat steps from 4 to 7. you close the cover, the MENU ON/OFF switch is set to OFF automatically. To cancel a change or return to the standard The menu disappears from the screen, and the display settings indicating the current status of the camcorder appears...
  • Page 121 USER 19 EDIT and ASSIGN SEL EDIT, then press You can add up to 10 items on one page. the MENU knob to display the page. Deleting items from a page by using the CANCEL/ If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob PRST / ESCAPE switch until the desired page appears, then press the MENU You can delete items from any of the USER 1 EDIT to...
  • Page 122: Adding/deleting/replacing Pages

    If a different page is displayed, turn the MENU knob until the EDIT PAGE screen appears, then press the E02 USER 1 EDIT MENU knob to select the page. WHITE<B>CH TEST OUT MENU OFFSET WHITE <A>: E01 EDIT PAGE WARM COOL <A>: 3200 01.OUTPUT...
  • Page 123 Push the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch to CANCEL/PRST. E01 EDIT PAGE PUSH TO PAGE INSERT 01.OUTPUT The message “PRESET DATA OK?” appears. 02.TEST OUT 03.FUNCTION 1 04.VF DISP 1 05.'!'LED 06.MARKER 1 E01 EDIT PAGE 07.GAIN SW DELETE PAGE OK ? 08.VF SETTING 01.OUTPUT 09.AUTO IRIS...
  • Page 124: Status Display On The Viewfinder Screen

    b Zoom position 7-2 Status Display on This indicator appears only when you use a lens that has a zoom position display function. It indicates the the Viewfinder approximate position of the variator of the zoom lens, between wide angle and telephoto. Screen 1) Variator A group of lenses that are moved to adjust the focal length.
  • Page 125 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard mode (scan mode:I) x EM indicator 1/40, 1/60, 1/120 (PDW-510/530) or 1/33, 1/50, 1/100 This appears when essence marks are recorded on the disc. (PDW-510P/530P), 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/ 2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard mode For details, see 3-2-3 “Recording Essence Marks”...
  • Page 126: Selecting The Display Items

    Item Description 7-2-2 Selecting the Display Items DISP SHUTTER Shutter speed and ECS mode indicator To select the items to be displayed on the viewfinder screen from the VF DISP 1 and VF DISP 2 pages of the DISP AUDIO Audio level indicator USER menu, turn on or off the indication next to each DISP DISC...
  • Page 127: Display Modes And Setting Change

    DCC ON or OFF Set the MENU ON/OFF switch to ON. When the SS : 1/100 (PDW-510/530) shutter speed or 1/60 (PDW-510P/530P) The last accessed menu page appears on the screen. and mode (or 1/125, 1/250, 1/500,...
  • Page 128: Setting The Viewfinder

    7-2-5 Setting the Viewfinder U07 MARKER 1 MARKER Use the VF SETTING page of the USER menu to select CENTER items related to the viewfinder. SAFETY ZONE SAFETY AREA ASPECT ASPECT SELECT ASPECT MASK ASPECT MASK LVL : 100% MARKER You can set the following items on the MARKER 1 CANCEL/PRST / page.
  • Page 129: Recording Shot Data Superimposed On

    Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item you want to set, and press the MENU knob. U12 SHOT DISP SHOT DATE The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to SHOT TIME SHOT MODEL NAME : a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting SHOT SERIAL NO...
  • Page 130: Setting The Shot Id

    The items selected for superimposed recording appear on the screen and are recorded superimposed on the color U11 SHOT ID bars. ID-1 :?x ID-2 : ssssssssssss ID-3 : ssssssssssss ID-4 : ssssssssssss 7-2-7 Setting the Shot ID $%&'()*+,-./0123456789: ;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR STUVWXYZ[\]_ INS DEL RET ESC END On the SHOT ID page of the USER menu, you can set a...
  • Page 131: Displaying The Status Confirmation Windows

    Before executing step 6 of the procedure for setting the • Audio bit rate shot ID (see page 130), move the b mark to “ESC” at the • Setting condition of DF/NDF (only for the PDW-510/ top right of the screen, then press the MENU knob or push 530) the CANCEL/PRST / ESCAPE switch down to ESCAPE.
  • Page 132: Confirming The Image Of The Return Video Signal In The Viewfinder

    The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting changes to a ? mark. Turn the MENU knob to select whether or not to display the selected window, then press the MENU knob.
  • Page 133: Adjustments And Settings From Menus

    Carry out setting operations as follows. 7-3 Adjustments and 1 Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “GENLOCK”, and press the MENU knob. Settings From The b mark on the left of “GENLOCK” changes to Menus a z mark and the z mark on the left of the GENLOCK setting changes to a ? mark.
  • Page 134: Selecting The Output Signals

    Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to the item you want to set, and press MENU knob. U01 OUTPUT LCD BRIGHT <L> The b mark on the left of the selected item changes to LCD BRIGHT <H> LCD COLOR a z mark and the z mark on the left of the setting i.LINK MODE...
  • Page 135: Setting The Color Temperature Manually

    Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to Holding down the MENU knob, move the MENU ON/ “OPERATION”, then press the MENU knob. OFF switch to ON. If this is the first time the OPERATION menu has been The TOP menu appears.
  • Page 136: Balance Setting

    The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark Item Description changes to a z mark. COLOR FINE <A> Adjusts the value more precisely if the To set other items, go back to step 3. adjustment by WARM-COOL <A> is not satisfactry.
  • Page 137 Turn the MENU knob until the FUNCTION 1 page Function Description appears, then press the MENU knob to select to page. TEST OUT Assigns the function to switch whether or CHARACTER not text is superimposed on the video signal to be output from the TEST OUT U03 FUNCTION1 connector.
  • Page 138: Clock

    Operation of the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches when Function Content UA01 to UA10 are assigned TEST OUT Assigns the function to switch whether or When an on/off switchable function (or menu item) is CHARACTER not the characters are mixed to the video assigned to one of the ASSIGN 1/2/3/4 switches, each time signal to be output from the TEST OUT the switch is pressed toggles the function on or off.
  • Page 139: Selecting The Lens File

    When you are using a serial lens, you can automatically load the lens file number corresponding to your lens by TIME ADJUST setting LENS AUTO RECALL in the LENS FILE 1 page of HOUR the FILE menu to ON. YEAR Proceed as follows to select the lens file.
  • Page 140 Follow the procedure of steps 1 to 3 described in 7-3-4 “Specifying an Offset for the Auto White Balance Setting” on page 136 to display the FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu. 20 FORMAT 16:9/4:3 SELECT : 16:9 SCAN MODE UC/J SELECT Color bars (SMPTE type) Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “16:9/4:3...
  • Page 141: Setting The Ccd Scan Mode

    Then they are sent to the memory and separated into the same. 24P mode (2-3 pull-down) mode (PDW-510/530 only) 23.98 frames per second CCD output A ( O + E )
  • Page 142: Using Umid Data

    The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark scan mode to the progressive scan mode or 24P mode changes to a z mark. (PDW-510/530 only). Follow the procedures given in steps 1 to 3 described 19 FORMAT in 7-3-4 “Specifying an Offset for the Auto White...
  • Page 143: Umid Menu Setup

    Globally unique ID is automatically recorded every The Extended UMID is metadata that provides additional shooting. information such as location, time/date, company and so The UMID is applied as follows. Source Pack Material No. Shooting information (when, Instance No. ID generated when shooting where and who) Same as the above Same as the above...
  • Page 144: Making Network Settings

    Turn the MENU knob to change the setting of the has been acquired, it is forbidden to enter an arbitrary selected item or to display the desired value, and press string. As a rule, the code “00” must be entered. Freelance the MENU knob.
  • Page 145 Enabling automatic acquisition of the IP The acquired IP address is displayed in the “IP ADDRESS” line of the NETWORK page. address If an IP address could not be acquired, “0.0.0.0” is When the unit is shipped from the factory, automatic displayed.
  • Page 146: Resetting User Menu Settings To The Standard Settings

    Repeat steps 3 to 6 to set the default gateway. 7-4 Resetting USER To end the menu operation, set the MENU ON/OFF Menu Settings to the switch to OFF. Standard Settings Setting the communications speed Set the communications speed by choosing AUTO, 10Mbps, or 100Mbps from the menu.
  • Page 147: Chapter 8 Saving And Loading User

    Saving and Loading User Setting Data Chapter 8-1-1 Handling the “Memory Stick” 8-1 Saving and Loading The “Memory Stick” can be inserted to or removed from User Files to and the camcorder with the power turned on or off. from a “Memory Inserting the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 148: Saving User Menu Data To The "memory Stick

    • Avoid getting liquids on the “Memory Stick”. Note • Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in a location If it does not fit into the slot properly or if there is some subject to: resistance when you insert it, the “Memory Stick” may be - extremely high temperature such as the hot inside of a turned around or upside down.
  • Page 149 If you select a file number where data has already been saved ?P00 USER SAVE The message “OVERWRITE OK? YES b NO” DISPLAY MODE appears. In this case, the b mark appears on the left of 001.NEW FILE 002.NEW FILE “NO”, which is flashing.
  • Page 150: Loading Saved Data From A "memory Stick

    A character table appears, allowing you to select characters you want to enter. Display type Description File ID (10 characters) and date ((month/ U16 USER FILE day/year) for PDW-510/530 and (day/month/ USER FILE LOAD EXEC year) for PDW-510P/530P) USER FILE SAVE EXEC F.ID...
  • Page 151 003.NO FILE 004.USER4 FEB/05/04 MEMORY STICK Circuit or Recheck, and 005.USER5 FEB/20/04 ERROR “Memory Stick” consult your Sony (flashing) fault. representative. FILE ERROR The “Memory Do not try to load (flashing) Stick” contains data saved from Turn the MENU knob until the page which contains data that cannot another camcorder.
  • Page 152: Saving And Loading Scene Files

    For details on setting the file ID, see “Setting the file 8-2 Saving and Loading ID” on page 154. Scene Files Turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “SCENE STORE”, and press the MENU knob. You can save various settings for shooting a particular F04 SCENE FILE scene as a scene file.
  • Page 153 When SCENE WHITE DATA is set to ON The white balance setting data selected when you save the P01 SCENE STORE scene file is saved. For example, when the WHITE BAL DISPLAY MODE switch is set to A, the adjusted values in memory A are 001.SCENE1 FEB/05/02 002.STANDARD...
  • Page 154: Loading Scene Files

    Note If files have been saved in the page selected in step 2, those 04 SCENE FILE files are replaced with files loaded from the camcorder :STANDARD :STANDARD memory. For example, files from 001 to 005 are replaced. :STANDARD :STANDARD :STANDARD sSTANDARD Setting the file ID...
  • Page 155: Resetting The Settings Of The Camcorder To The Standard Settings Saved In The Reference File

    The camcorder returns to the settings before selecting After displaying the SCENE FILE page (see page 154), turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to this scene file. “SCENE RECALL”, and press the MENU knob. To load a scene file saved in the “Memory Stick” A SCENE RECALL page appears.
  • Page 156: Jumping To A File-related Menu Page

    For details about the items in the reference file, refer to the 8-3 Jumping to a File- Maintenance Manual. Related Menu Page On the SCENE FILE page (see page 154), turn the MENU knob to move the b mark to “STANDARD”, and press the When Inserting a MENU knob.
  • Page 157 Setting Description USER 1 Jumps to the USER 1 page. Press the MENU knob to confirm the selection. The z mark changes to a b mark and the ? mark changes to a z mark. Notes In the following cases, jumping to the target page is impossible.
  • Page 158 8-3 Jumping to a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 159: Chapter 9 Setting Up The Camcorder

    Setting Up the Camcorder Chapter Attaching the battery pack 9-1 Power Supply 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. The following power supplies can be used with the camcorder.
  • Page 160: Avoiding Breaks In Operation Due To An Exhausted Battery

    Detaching the battery pack to an AC power source ACCESS Power switch on indicator AC Adaptor AC-550/ 550CE Holding the DC OUT button in, pull DC IN the battery pack up. DC output cable (supplied with the AC-550/550CE) Using an AC adaptor Using the AC-DN10 AC adaptor Mount the AC-DN10 on the camcorder in the same way as Detaching the battery pack...
  • Page 161: Adjusting The Viewfinder

    Loosen the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever and 9-2 Adjusting the the LOCK knob. Viewfinder Slide the viewfinder longitudinally to the most convenient position. Tighten the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever and For maximum viewing convenience, you can adjust the the LOCK knob. viewfinder position in the left-right and backward-forward directions.
  • Page 162: Detaching The Viewfinder

    Fit two of the four holes in the back of the viewfinder 9-2-3 Detaching the Viewfinder shoe over the upper two pins on the fixing plate. Make sure that the triangular mark on the viewfinder shoe is pointing up. Viewfinder stopper Pins Fit these holes over the pins.
  • Page 163: Detaching The Eyepiece

    Turn the arm of the rotation mechanism assembly of the BKW-401 in the direction of the arrow in the following illustration. Next, using a hexagonal wrench 3 mm across flats, remove the bolts (M4 × 8), to separate the rotation mechanism assembly from the viewfinder front-back positioning mechanism assembly.
  • Page 164: Mounting The Lens

    9-3 Mounting the Lens To mount the lens, proceed as follows. For information about using the lens, refer to the lens manual. Red mark on the end of the eyepiece Lens mount securing rubber Turn the eyepiece locking ring clockwise until its “LOCK”...
  • Page 165: Adjusting The Flange Focal Length

    9-4 Adjusting the Flange 9-5 Audio Input System Focal Length 9-5-1 Using the Supplied If the lens does not stay in focus properly as you zoom Microphone from telephoto to wide angle, adjust the flange focal length (the distance from the plane of the lens mounting flange to You can use the supplied microphone either detached from the imaging plane).
  • Page 166: Using An External Microphone

    Place the microphone in the microphone holder. Place the microphone in the holder so that “UP” is at Tighten the screw. +48V/OFF switch the top. Monaural microphone Close the microphone holder. AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches connector Using an external microphone (not attached to the camcorder) Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector,...
  • Page 167: Attaching A Uhf Portable Tuner

    Tuner (for a UHF Wireless Open the CAC-12 and remove the microphone adaptor. Microphone System) To use a Sony UHF wireless microphone system, fit one of the following UHF portable tuners. • WRR-855A/855B UHF Synthesized Tuner Unit Open the CAC-12.
  • Page 168 For details about attaching the BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/ M100 Battery Pack, see 9-1-1 “Using a Battery Pack” on page 159. WRR-855A/ 855B BP-GL65/GL95/L60S/ M100 Set the AUDIO IN switch (see page 166) Adjustment screws to WIRELESS for the channel to be used. Mount plate (supplied with WRR-862) For the operation of the WRR-855A/855B, refer to the...
  • Page 169: Connecting Line Input Audio

    LINE/AES/EBU/ MIC switch LINE / AES/EBU / MIC switch Audio equipment to AUDIO IN AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 CH1 or CH2 AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches switches to AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector to DC OUT connector Line input connection 9-5-4 Connecting Line Input Audio Equipment Connect the audio output connector of the audio equipment that supplies the line input signal to the AUDIO...
  • Page 170: Tripod Mounting

    Note 9-6 Tripod Mounting 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 below until the pin returns to the stowed You can easily mount and dismount the camcorder on a position.
  • Page 171: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    9-7 Attaching the 9-8 Adjusting the Shoulder Strap Shoulder Pad Position Attach the supplied shoulder strap as shown below. You can shift the shoulder pad from its center position (factory setting) backward by up to 10 mm (3/8 inch) or forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch).
  • Page 172: Connecting The Remote Control Unit

    To disable the camcorder REC START button and 9-9 Connecting the the lens VTR button On the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE Remote Control Unit menu, set REC START/STOP to “RM”. If the same function as that of the REC START button is assigned to the ASSIGN 1/3/4 switch or the TURBO GAIN button, this setting also disables these controls.
  • Page 173 Structure of the paint adjustment data can use settings of the paint adjustment data stored in the independent data region even if you connect the remote control unit. In this case, the settings stored in the independent data region will be renewed when you change the settings on the remote control unit.
  • Page 174 9-9 Connecting the Remote Control Unit...
  • Page 175: Chapter 10 Maintenance

    Maintenance Chapter After confirming that the disc is not write-protected, 10-1 Testing the load the disc and close the disc compartment lid. Camcorder Before Condensation Shooting If you move the camcorder from a very cold place to a warm place, or use it in a damp location, condensation may form on the optical pickup.
  • Page 176: Testing The Vdr

    • The gain indicator on the viewfinder screen changes • Set the FILTER selector to other than the position to correspond to the change in setting. “1” (PDW-510/510P) or other than the position “1B” (PDW-530/530P). If an extender mechanism is incorporated in your lens, •...
  • Page 177: Testing External Microphones

    (1) Testing the recording and playback Set the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2 switches to AUTO. functions Set the AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches to F (front). Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to SAVE and check that the SAVE indicator in the viewfinder goes on. Aim the microphone connected to the MIC IN connector at a suitable sound source.
  • Page 178 Aim the microphones at a sound source. Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN, and check that the time code indication starts changing Check that the audio level meters on the color and again and continues to change even when you restart monochrome LCDs and the audio level indicators in recording and stop recording again.
  • Page 179: Maintenance

    Be sure to correctly assemble the fog-proof filter, the 10-2 Maintenance packing ring, and the eyecup so that the reassembled eyepiece is waterproof. Note 10-2-1 Cleaning the Viewfinder When cleaning the fog-proof filter, wipe it very gently with a soft cloth to avoid damaging the anti-fogging Use a dust blower to clean the CRT screen and mirror coating.
  • Page 180: Operation Warnings

    Continuou s beep – – – Recording Recording Turn off the power E**-** error stops. and consult your Sony representative. MEM Full – – – Shockproo Recording Protect the unit from f memory continuous but shocks and vibration. overflow may be substandard.
  • Page 181: Operation/error Messages

    Or eject the disc, insert it this state. again, and perform salvage processing. 1) To replace the backup battery, contact your nearest Sony dealer. The loaded disc has a different recording IMX** Clip format. Exchange the disc, or change the...
  • Page 182 FAN Stopped! The main unit or drive fan has stopped. DR-FAN Stop Avoid use under high temperatures, turn off the power, and contact a Sony service representative. MEM REC NG! (only when CBK-PC01 is installed) Proxy data recording failed because the memory card ran out of memory.Exchange...
  • Page 183: Appendixes

    Continuous operating time Approx. 120 min. (with BP-GL95) Total picture elements 1038 (H) × 1008 (V) for PDW-510/530 Mass Approx. 4.1 kg (9 lb) (main body only) 1038 (H) × 1188 (V) for PDW-510P/530P Approx. 5.7 kg (12 lb 9 oz) (with microphone,...
  • Page 184: Optical Disc Drive Section

    Dynamic range 85 dB min. Video S/N ratio Distortion (THD) 0.08% max. 65 dB (Y typical) (for PDW-510/530) Cross talk –70 dB max. 63 dB (Y typical) (for PDW-510P/530P) Wow and flutter Below measurable limit Modulation (at screen center)
  • Page 185: Recommended Additional Equipment

    Lens assembly (farsighted) (Part No. A-8262-537-A) CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board Lens assembly (low magnification) (Part No. A-8262-538- CBK-SC01 Composite Input Board CBK-FC01 Pull Down Board (for the PDW-510/530 only) Lens assembly (standard magnification with special CBK-NC01 Network Adaptor compensation for aberrations) (Part CBK-PC01 Memory Card Adaptor No.
  • Page 186: Menu List

    Menu List This section briefly explains menus that the camcorder This manual also explains some adjustments and settings provides for adjustments and settings using tables. to be made using the OPERATION menu, PAINT menu, MAINTENANCE menu, FILE menu and DIAGNOSIS For the menu organization and the USER menu, see menu.
  • Page 187 USER Page Item Settings Default Description menu TEST OUT TEST OUT MARKER OFF/ON Selects whether or not the marker signal is mixed to the output signal from the TEST OUT connector. TEST OUT VFDISP OFF/ON Selects whether or not the VF DISP display signal is mixed to the output signal from the TEST OUT connector.
  • Page 188 CHARA/MARKR/ RTAKE/ATW/RET.V/ RET/REC/TURBO/ D5600/ZEBRA/ FREZE/M.FRZ etc. DF/NDF DF/NDF Switches between drop frame (PDW-510/530 only) (DF) mode and non-drop frame (NDF) mode. See 3-2-4 “Starting a Shoot CACHE/INTVAL REC OFF/CACHE/A.INT/ With a Few Seconds of Pre- M.INT Stored Picture Data (Picture...
  • Page 189 USER Page Item Settings Default Description menu FUNCTION 2 D5600 OFF/ON Turns on and off the function which electrically applies a 5600K color temperature filter. WIDE AWB OFF/ON Turns on and off the function which widens the range adjustable by Auto White Balance.
  • Page 190 USER Page Item Settings Default Description menu See 2-10 “Indicators in the ‘!’LED GAIN <!> OFF/ON Viewfinder” on page 43. SHUTTER <!> OFF/ON WHT PRESET<!> OFF/ON ATW RUN <!> OFF/ON EXTENDER <!> OFF/ON FILTER <!> OFF/ON OVERRIDE <!> OFF/ON See 7-2-4 “Setting the Marker MARKER 1 MARKER OFF/ON...
  • Page 191 USER Page Item Settings Default Description menu See 5-4 “Changing the AUTO IRIS IRIS OVERRIDE OFF/ON Reference Value for IRIS SPEED (–99 to +99) Automatic Iris Adjustment” on page 96. CLIP HIGH LIGHT OFF/ON IRIS WINDOW 1/2/3/4/5/6/VAR IRIS WINDOW IND. OFF/ON IRIS VAR WIDTH 20 to 465...
  • Page 192 I/PsF/24P Scan Mode” on page 141. (24P only when option board installed) UC/J SELECT UC/J Selects the signal format. (PDW-510/530 only) See 3-4 “Recording Video SOURCE REC VIDEO SOURCE CAM/EXT Signals from External EXT REC CONTROL OFF/ON Equipment” on page 72.
  • Page 193: Paint Menu List

    PAINT Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may PAINT menu. differ from what is shown in the manual. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative Page Item...
  • Page 194 Page Item Settings Default Description GAMMA GAMMA OFF/ON Turns the gamma correction function on or off. STEP GAMMA 0.35 to 0.90 0.45 Sets the master gamma correction curve in steps. MASTER GAMMA (–99 to +99) Sets the master gamma correction curve. R GAMMA (–99 to +99) Sets the R gamma correction curve.
  • Page 195 Page Item Settings Default 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 COMB (–99 to 0) Sets the level at which the comb filter becomes effective.
  • Page 196 Page Item Settings Default 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.
  • Page 197 Page Item Settings Default Description LOW KEY SAT. LOW KEY SAT. OFF/ON Turns the low key saturation function on or off. L.KEY SAT. LEVEL (–99 to +99) Sets the saturation level of the low luminance part. L.KEY SAT. RANGE LOW/L.MID/ HIGH Sets the luminance level at which the low key H.MID/HIGH...
  • Page 198: Maintenance Menu List

    MAINTENANCE Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the MAINTENANCE menu. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may differ from what is shown in the manual.
  • Page 199 Pack is used. Sets the remaining power (% value) of the battery at which the END warning should be issued. Sony BEFORE END 11.5 to 17.0 V 11.5 Used when a BP-L60S Battery Pack is used. (in 0.1 V steps)
  • Page 200 Page Item Settings Default Description BATTERY 2 TYPE DETECTION AUTO/OTHER AUTO AUTO: Automatically detects the type of the battery. OTHER: Always judges the battery to be of the “Others” type regardless of the actual battery type. SEGMENT NO.7 11.0 to 17.0 V 17.0 When the battery type Battery status...
  • Page 201 Page Item Settings Default Description AUDIO-1 CA-701 AUDIO IN ENABL/DSABL ENABL When a CA-701 camera adaptor is connected, selects whether or not to enable input of audio channels 3 and 4 from the camera adaptor. ENABL: Camera adaptor can be used. DSABL: Camera adaptor cannot be used.
  • Page 202 Page Item Settings Default 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 203 GENE: Outputs the time code generator output during recording and playback. DF/NDF DF/NDF Sets DF or NDF mode. (PDW-510/530 only) DF: Drop frame mode NDF: Non-drop frame mode EXT-LK DF/NDF INT/EXT Selects either internal setting or external (PDW-510/530 only) setting for DF/NDF.
  • Page 204 Page Item Settings Default Description See 3-2-3 “Recording Essence Marks” on ESSENCE SHOT MARK 1 OFF/ON page 51. MARK SHOT MARK 2 OFF/ON OVER AUDIO OFF/ON MARK GAIN CHG. MARK OFF/ON FILTER CHG. OFF/ON MARK SHUTTER CHG. OFF/ON MARK WHITE CHG. OFF/ON MARK FLASH MARK...
  • Page 205 Height of detection frame when the auto iris detection window is set to VAR IRIS VAR H POS. –447 to +446 Horizontal position of detection frame when (PDW-510/530) the auto iris detection window is set to VAR –447 to +446 (PDW-510P/530P) IRIS VAR V POS.
  • Page 206 3) This is supported from firmware version 1.4. 4) When TYPE DETECTION in the BATTERY 2 page is set to AUTO, any batteries other than Sony BP-series batteries and Anton Bauer intelligent battery systems are classified as “Others”. 5) Flashes once per second when the battery status is “BEFORE END”, and flashes 4 times per second when the battery status is “END”.
  • Page 207: File Menu List

    FILE Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the value. The setting range shown on the menu screen may FILE menu. differ from what is shown in the manual. When the setting range in the Settings column is surrounded by parentheses ( ), the setup value is a relative Page Item...
  • Page 208 Page Item Settings Default Description REFERENCE REFERENCE STORE — EXEC Save reference file in internal memory. REFERENCE CLEAR — EXEC Clear reference file. REFERENCE LOAD — EXEC Load reference file. REFERENCE SAVE — EXEC Save reference file to “Memory Stick”. F.
  • Page 209: Diagnosis Menu List

    DIAGNOSIS Menu List The following table lists and describes the items in the DIAGNOSIS menu. Page Item Description HOURS METER OPERATION Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in units of hours. OPERATION (rst) Displays the total time that this unit has been powered on, in units of hours (reset possible).
  • Page 210 Page Item Description DISC STATUS USER ID: Displays the user ID of the disc itself. TITLE: Displays the title of the disc itself. REMAIN Displays the remaining capacity of the disc. REWRITE Displays the number of times the disc has been rewritten. SALVAGE Displays “required”...
  • Page 211: About A "memory Stick

    What is MagicGate? About a “Memory Stick” MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. Before using a “Memory Stick” What is “Memory Stick”? “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and versatile IC (Integrated Circuit) recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk.
  • Page 212 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 213: Glossary

    the scene selection function of this time code value and actual time by Glossary unit, and with the supplied PDZ-1 dropping two frames from the time Proxy Browsing Software. code value at the beginning of each minute except every tenth minute. Color bar signal AES/EBU E-E mode...
  • Page 214 certain types of noise inherent to XDCAM can record non-audio as an Shutter speed CCDs. See also CCD. input signal. The time that the shutter is open. Slow shutter speeds give bright Hunting images, but motion resolution is 1) Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Repeated brightening and darkening lower.
  • Page 215 UMID of the camera lens. This is called Unique Material Identifier. A white shading. standard (SMPTE 330M) for video Zebra pattern and audio metadata. The Basic In a video camera, striped patterns section of a UMID contains a which appear in the viewfinder globally unique number and a screen to indicate areas of the image material number for the identification...
  • Page 216: Index

    AUTO IRIS page 191 loading 83 Index AUTO SHADING page 206 operation 83 AUTO W/B BAL switch 29 playback 71 Automatic title generation 61 CLIP menu 83 Color LCD 40 Command List 111 AC adaptor 160 CONTRAST control 27 Back tally indicator 39 ACCESS indicator 40 Current clip list Back tally ON/OFF switch 40...
  • Page 217 File ID LIGHT connector 23 using an external microphone 166 scene file 154 Light shoe 23 using the supplied microphone user file 149 LIGHT switch 21 FILE menu list 207 Live logging mode 64 MONITOR switch 24 File operation 105 Loading MONITOR volume control 25 restriction 106...
  • Page 218 CCD scan mode 141 preparations 175 date/time of the internal clock VDR 176 Quick salvage 48 THUMBNAIL button 34 recording format 87 Thumbnail indicator 34 time data 101 Thumbnail search 69 Setting up the camcorder 159 Time code Rear tally indicator 40 SHIFT button 34 saving the actual time 101 REC START button 32...
  • Page 219 Viewfinder screen display modes 127 layout of the status display 124 marker display 127 return video signal 132 selecting the display items 126 Shot data superimposed on the color bars 129 shot ID 130 Status confirmation windows 131 status display 124 WARNING indicator 40 Warnings 180 Warnings and indications 39...
  • Page 220 Index...
  • Page 221 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...
  • Page 222 Sony Corporation PDW-510/510P/530/530P Printed in Japan http://www.sony.net/ (SYL) 2005.10.13 3-805-948-06 (1) © 2004 Printed on 100% recycled paper...

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