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Chapter 3 Recording And Playback; Handling Discs; Discs Used For Recording And Playback; Notes On Handling - Sony PDW-510 Operation Manual

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Recording and Playback

3-1 Handling Discs

3-1-1 Discs Used for Recording and
This camcorder uses the following disc for recording and
PFD23 Professional Disc (capacity 23.3 GB)
It is not possible to use the following discs for recording or
• Blu-ray Disc
• Professional Disc for Data

3-1-2 Notes on Handling

The Professional Disc is housed in a cartridge, and is
designed to allow handling free of risk from dust or
fingerprints. However, if the cartridge is subjected to a
severe shock, for example by dropping it, this can result in
damage or scratching of the disc. If the disc is scratched, it
may be impossible to record video/audio, or to play back
the content recorded on the disc. The discs should be
handled and stored carefully.
• Do not touch the surface of the disc itself within the
• Deliberately opening the shutter may cause damage.
• Do not disassemble the cartridge.
• The supplied adhesive labels are recommended for
indexing discs. Apply the label in the correct position.
• Do not store discs where they may be subjected to direct
sunlight, or in other places where the temperature or
humidity is high.
• Do not leave cartridges where dust may be able to gain
• Store cartridges in their cases.
Care of the discs
• Remove dust and dirt on the outside of a cartridge using
a soft dry cloth.
• If condensation forms, allow ample time to dry before

3-1-3 Write-Protecting Discs

To protect the content recorded on the disc from accidental
erasure, move the write-protect tab on the lower surface of
the disc in the direction of the arrow, as shown in the
following figure.
Lower surface of the disc Write-protect tab
Write-protect tab settings
Recording enabled
Recording disabled
Slide in the direction of the arrow
3-1 Handling Discs


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