5-6 Setting the Time
5-6-1 Setting the Time Code
The time code setting range is from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23
: 59 : 59 : 29 (hours : minutes : seconds : frames) for the
PDW-510/530, and from 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 to 23 : 59 : 59 :
24 for the PDW-510P/530P.
When the scan mode is 24P (with the CBK-FC01
expansion board installed) and the frame mode is NDF
(non-drop frame mode), the value of the least significant
digit is limited to 0 or 5.
To set the time code, proceed as follows.
Setting the time code
Set the DISPLAY switch to TC.
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to PRESET.
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to SET.
The first (leftmost) digit of time code flashes.
Use the SEL/SET dial to set the time code value.
To change the value of the flashing digit, turn the dial,
and to shift to the next digit, press the dial. Repeat this
until all desired digits are set.
To reset the time code value to 00:00:00:00
Press the RESET button.
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to F-RUN or R-
F-RUN: Free run. The time code generator keeps
R-RUN: Recording run. The time code generator runs
only while recording.
To set the drop frame mode/non-drop frame
mode (only for the PDW-510/530)
You can select the drop frame (DF) mode or non-drop
frame (NDF) mode on the FUNCTION 1 page of the
USER menu or OPERATION menu or on the TIMECODE
page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
To make the time code consecutive
When the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch is set to R-RUN,
recording a number of scenes on the disc normally
produces consecutive time code. However, once you
remove the disc and record on another disc, the time code
will no longer be consecutive when you use the original
disc again for recording. In this case, to make the time code
consecutive, proceed as follows.
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to REGEN.
Press the RET button on the lens.
This reads the previous recording and synchronizes the
internal time code generator, thus allowing the new
time code recorded to follow on consecutively.
5-6-2 Saving the Actual Time in the
Setting the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK switch to CLOCK
saves the actual time in the time code.
When it is necessary to set the actual time, use the TIME/
DATE page of the DIAGNOSIS menu.
For details, see 7-3-6 "Setting the Date/Time of the
Internal Clock" on page 138.
5-6-3 Setting the User Bits
By setting the user bits (up to 8 hexadecimal digits), you
can record user information such as the date, time, or scene
number on the time code track.
To set the user bits, proceed as follows.
5-6 Setting the Time Data