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Sony Professional DSR400L DSR400L Replaces DSR-390L. Introducing our new generation DSR-400 camcorder featuring 3 2/3" Power HAD? Scene file storage and software upgrade, compact & lightweight, adjustable shoulder pad, video light connector, electronic color temperature adjustment, jog dial menu control, DV and DVCAM? recording, and professional audio features. RCP-D50/RCP-D51 cannot be used (not compatible) with DSR-400 camcorders.
Brand: Sony Professional
Part Number: DSR400L
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3CCD Digital Camcorder
F o r P r o f e s s i o n a l R e s u l t s
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Since introducing its first models, Sony has continuously enhanced its DVCAMTM Series of products, each offering state-of-the-art technology to meet specific customer needs in applications from video journalism and event videography to newsgathering and independent movie-making. With DVCAM applications on the increase, Sony now introduces the DSR-400*1 and DSR-450WS*2 Digital Camcorders the ultimate DVCAM camcorders. Packing the latest CCD and digital-processing technology into a newly designed, heavy-duty chassis, these camcorders provide the ruggedness, convenient functions and operational comfort that the DVCAM format has demonstrated in the field. The cost-effective DSR-400 adopts three 2/3-inch type Power HADTM EX CCDs with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It offers new exiting features such as a swing-out 2.5-inch*3 type color LCD monitor, Memory StickTM slot, user assignable functionbuttons, and battery-remaining display function for added operational convenience and creative versatility.
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The widescreen DSR-450WS adopts three 2/3-inch type Power HAD EX CCDs with a 16:9 aspect ratio to shoot in both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. In addition to the DSR-400 features, the DSR-450WS further offers 24P (23.976P) progressive mode with 2-3 pull-down, selectable gamma with a film-like gamma setting, and a slow shutter feature unique functions that enable even greater shooting creativity. The DSR-450WS also supports an 8-pin remote-control feature as standard and SDI output and analog composite input capabilities with the use of two optional boards. The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS herald a new level of quality, reliability, versatility, and convenience for the best results in DVCAM acquisition.
DSR-400 refers to both the DSR-400 (NTSC model) and DSR-400P (PAL model). DSR-450WS refers to both the DSR-450WS (NTSC model) and DSR-450WSP (PAL model). *3 Viewable area measured diagonally.
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DSR-400 & DSR-450WS Common Features
Two Models Designed to Meet the Specific Customer Needs in a Variety of Applications
2/3-Inch Type Power HAD EX CCD The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS are equipped with proven state-of-theart three-chip 2/3-inch type Sony Power HAD EX CCDs. This CCD imager achieves a high sensitivity of F11, an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 65 dB (DSR-400/450WS)/63 dB (DSR-400P/450WSP) and a remarkably low smear level of -140 dB (typical), allowing the DSR-400 and DSR-450WS to produce pictures of stunning quality. 12-Bit A/D Conversion The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS incorporate a high-integrity 12-bit A/D conversion circuit so that images captured by the Power HAD EX CCDs are processed with great precision. This high-resolution A/D conversion allows the contrast to be reproduced faithfully in both mid-to-dark tone and bright areas of the picture. Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP) A key to quality in DSP cameras is how many bits are used in their nonlinear process, such as gamma correction. The ADSP of the DSR400 and DSR-450WS uses more than 30 bits in its nonlinear process, minimizing round-off errors to maintain the high quality of the Power HAD EX CCDs. The ADSP also enables highly sophisticated image controls, such as the multi-matrix function, triple skin tone detail control, and adaptive highlight control.
Playback Contorol Buttons
Rear Connector Pannel for the DSR-400
Rear Connector Pannel for the DSR-450WS
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DVCAM/DV Selectable Recording The VTR sections of both the DSR-400 and DSR-450WS use the Sony DVCAM format, providing the video and audio quality, and reliability necessary for professional use. For excellent picture quality, superb multi-generation capabilities, and excellent production flexibility, these camcorders feature 8-bit component digital recording, with a 5:1 compression ratio and a sampling rate of 4:1:1 (NTSC)/4:2:0 (PAL). The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS can use both mini-size (PDVM Series) and standard-size (PDV Series) cassettes. If you need a longer recording time, the DSR-400 and DSR450WS can also record and playback DV format signals (SP mode only)*4, providing a maximum recording time of 276 minutes when using the PDV-184 ME standard-size cassette.
High-Quality Audio Recordings Audio can be recorded in either 16- or 12-bit resolution. The recording format provides two channels in 16-bit mode and four channels in12bit mode. Two channels can be recorded in either 48 kHz/16-bit or 32 kHz/12-bit mode by the camcorder. If recordings are made on two channels in 32 kHz/12-bit mode, then another two channels are available for use with a studio VTR. Digital Output to External Devices The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS are equipped with a 6-pin i.LINKTM *5 interface (DV output only) for digital signal output. This enables recording to compatible DV and DVCAM VTRs using just one i.LINK cable, which simultaneously carries digital video/audio and control signals. Connect the DSR-400 or DSR-450WS to the Sony DSR2000A/2000AP Studio VTR, for instance, and simple cut editing can be performed without signal deterioration. Or for backup recording connect to a Sony DSR-50/50P portable DVCAM recorder, and control its REC On/Off function remotely with the REC On/Off button of the DSR-400 or DSR-450WS.
The transition from cut to cut may not be smooth when recorded in DV (SP) format. In between scenes where the recording format is changed from DV to DVCAM, or vice versa, the transition may not be smooth either. This is a normal and expected phenomenon.
i.LINK is a Sony trademark used only to designate that a product is equipped with an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector may communicate with each other. Please refer to the documentation that comes with any device having an i.LINK connector for information on compatibility, operating conditions, and proper connection.
Track Pattern of the DVCAM Format
Quick FF/REW Capabilities The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS can fast-forward and rewind tapes at extremely high speeds. They can fast-forward and rewind the PDVM-40ME mini-size cassette in approximately 40 seconds, and the PDV-184 ME standard-size cassette in approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
DSR-450WS with a PDV-184ME Cassette Inserted
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Rugged and Ergonomic Design The design of the DSR-400 and DSR-450WS is based on years of Sony experience in camera ergonomics, and provides high mobility, balance, and physical robustness. All switches and indicators, a viewfinder, and a swing-out LCD monitor are in the most logical places and are positioned for optimum functionality and ease of use. Rear-panel connectors are located well away from the battery pack, making it easy to connect cables. Operators will immediately feel at home with the DSR-400 and DSR-450WS, which take user comfort to new levels. Compact, Lightweight and Low Power Consumption The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS are designed to be very compact and lightweight, for a high level of mobility in the field. They weigh approximately 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz) including the DXF-801 viewfinder, microphone, BPGL65 battery, mini-size DVCAM cassette and VCL917BY lens (supplied with the DSR-400K/400PK package). With its new-generation LSI, these camcorders achieve a low power consumption of approximately 17 W (with the DC 12 V power supply, REC mode, viewfinder off and LCD monitor off). Intelligent Light System An optional portable light (maximum 50 W) can be attached to the camcorder, using a standard lighting connector and specially designed short cable for operation from the camcorder battery. The light can be switched on and off manually, or automatically synchronized with the camcorders REC start function. Supplie The DXF black-an DSR-400 following
User-friendly Menu Controls The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS offer an easy-to-use menu system to facilitate detailed camera settings. Setup parameters are well organized in a two-layer menu system: a user menu and a sub menu. The user menu allows access only to the standard setup functions needed by the camera operator, and can be customized for fast access to the menus they use frequently. The sub menu makes all menus accessible, each of which is categorized into groups such as operation, paint, maintenance, file, and diagnosis. Menu pages can be displayed in the camcorder viewfinder and LCD monitor as well as on an external monitor screen via the monitor output, and the menu control system can be operated easily using a rotary switch on the camcorder.
Optical ND Filter and Electric CC Filter Using the DSR-400 and DSR-450WS, optimum light and color control is easily achieved using an optical ND (Neutral Density) filter wheel and electronic Color Correction. The use of electronic Color Correction allows all filters in the filter wheel to be of the ND type, providing the operator with greater flexibility in depthof-field and exposure control.
Battery-remaining Display With a Sony Professional Info Battery, the remaining capacity is automatically detected and transmitted to the DSR-400 and DSR450WS. The remaining capacity is indicated in the camcorder viewfinder and LCD monitor in 10% steps.
2.5-inch Type*6 Color LCD Monitor The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS include a swing-out color LCD monitor with a resolution of 214,000 pixels, which allows for viewing of the input source during recording, or checking the playback picture on location. Status indications such as time code, two-channel audio level meters, and tape- and battery-remaining capacity can also be displayed. In addition, camera set-up menus can be displayed. *
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Viewable area measured diagonally.
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Supplied DXF-801 Viewfinder The DXF-801 Viewfinder is a 1.5-inch*7 type black-and-white viewfinder supplied with the DSR-400 and DSR-450WS, and includes the following features:
Automatic scan-size switching between 16:9 and 4:3 (DSR-450WS only) VF light (LED) lights up the iris ring area of the lens for operation in dark conditions (high/low/off) Display switch turns off character superimposition on the viewfinder
Tally lamp levels (high/low/off) Vertical and horizontal detail level control via peaking potentiometer Two red REC tally lamps Diecast aluminum body Wide range of diopter adjustments *7 Viewable area measured diagonally
Assignable Function Functions frequently used in the field, such as markers, ATW, recording review, record start/stop, and turbo gain functions, can be assigned to four Assign Buttons (push buttons), allowing the operator to make rapid changes when working in the field.
Turbo Gain The Turbo Gain function boosts the gain level up to +36 dB at the touch of an Assign Button. This makes it possible to shoot in extremely low-light conditions. The gain level of the Turbo Gain function is selectable.
Camera Adaptor for Wireless Microphone Receiver The optional CA-WR855 is an adaptor to hold a Sony WRR-855 Wireless Microphone Receiver*8. It can be directly attached to the DSR-400 or DSR-450WS via a V-shoe attachment, providing a direct connection interface for audio/power. A Lithium Ion Battery Pack can also be attached to the rear panel of the CA-WR855 via a V-shoe attachment, allowing for easy battery replacement even when the WRR-855 is mounted. The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS can also accommodate the WRR-861 Wireless Microphone Receiver*9 using the A-8278-057-A Mounting Bracket (service part). *8 The WRR-855 refers to both WRR-855A and WRR-855B. *9 The WRR-861 refers to both WRR-861A and WRR-861B.
Adjustable Shoulder Pad The position of the shoulder pad can be adjusted either forwards or backwards without using a screwdriver to provide operators with a comfortable and well-balanced camera.
Memory Stick System Stores Camera Setup Parameters The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS incorporate the Sony Memory Stick system for the storage and recall of setup parameters. This is an easy, effective system for storing and recalling camera parameters for individual scenes, plus individual operators camerasetup preferences including assignable button settings.
The Memory Stick media is an optional accessory.
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TruEye Processor The Sony TruEye processor is one of the most innovative features of Sony digital signal processing technology. This technology makes it possible to virtually eliminate hue distortion, particularly obvious in high light conditions that result from conventional RGB analog or digital processing. By processing the video signal data at three levels brightness, hue, and saturation similar to how the human eye works, the TruEye feature assists in the reproduction of natural skin tones. Electronic Soft Focus The Electronic Soft Focus included in the camcorder applies an effect similar to using an optical soft-focus filter but in a much more convenient way. Electronic Soft Focus uses the detail signal to reduce, rather than increase, the sharpness of the picture. By subtracting the detail signal from the original signal (as opposed to adding it as in conventional image enhancement), Electronic Soft Focus is able to provide a picture that is softer than that achieved when detail is switched off completely. Electronic Soft Focus can be used in conjunction with Skin Tone Detail to change only the sharpness within a specific color or hue range. Variable Black Gamma Range The Variable Black Gamma Range function allows for fine adjustment of tonal reproduction in the shadow area. This feature can help to bring out details from the dark parts of the picture without affecting midtones while maintaining the absolute black level. The variable range is LOW, low MID, High MID and HIGH. Auto Tracing White Balance (ATW) The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS offer an Auto Tracing White Balance function that automatically adjusts the cameras color temperature in real time with a change of the lighting. This is especially useful when a shoot is performed across different environments, such as from indoors to outdoors. Multi-matrix Function The Multi-matrix function enables color adjustments to be applied over a color and/or hue range as specified by the operator. The color spectrum is divided into 16 areas of adjustment, where the hue and/or saturation of each area can be adjusted. This provides interesting incamera color effects similar to secondary color correction.
Conventional Video Equipment
Adaptive Highlight Control The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS provide multiple knee-points/slopes for superb overexposure control. The camcorder analyzes the highlight areas of a scene and automatically sets and optimizes multiple knee points/slopes accordingly. This allows for the reproduction of extremely difficult images (such as an interior scene that includes a brightly sunlit window) with much more overexposure latitude. This function applies only to input video levels in excess of the knee point; the middle- and low-luminance parts of the video signal are unaffected by this control.
White clip Auto slope Knee point n
Knee point 3 Knee point 2 Knee point 1 Knee point 0
fig 5 Knee Curve Image
Triple Skin Tone Detail Control The DSR-400 and DSR-450WS come equipped with a Triple Skin Tone Detail Control function, which allows for independent detail control over three specified colors. This enhances the capability of Skin Tone Detail correction - enabling one color selection to be used for reducing the detail level of skin color, and two other selections to be used for either increasing or decreasing the detail level of two other objects.
Multi-matrix ON Simulated images
Color Temperature Control It is possible to dial in the required color temperature of the camera. The overall color balance of the picture can be changed to make it warmer or colder. This feature can be used very creatively, particularly in scenes with mixed color lighting. Interval Recording Interval recording is a useful function, which intermittently records signals at pre-determined intervals, ideal for recording over long periods.
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Other Convenient Functions
To provide the flexibility required for professional shooting, the DSR-400 and DSR-450WS offer a variety of convenient functions: Programmable gain (-3/0/3/6/9/12/18/24/30/36 dB) Dual zebra (70 IRE to 90 IRE or more than 100 IRE) Marker (center, safety zone, 4:3/13:9/14:9 aspect (DSR-450WS only)) Edit search for easy access to edit points Stereo audio output (pin jacks)
DSR-450WS Additional Features
Enabling Even Greater Shooting Creativity
Switchable Aspect Ratio Wide-aspect CCDs and digital signal processing allow the DSR450WS to operate in both widescreen (16:9) and standard (4:3) aspect ratio modes. When shooting in 16:9 mode, it is also possible to display both 16:9 and 4:3 safety zones in the supplied DXF-801 viewfinder. Film-like Images with Progressive Mode Incorporating Sony Power HAD EX CCDs, the DSR-450WS (NTSC model) and DSR-450WSP (PAL model) generate progressive images of 29.97P and 25P respectively, delivering outstanding clarity as well as a cinematic look. In addition, the DSR-450WS (NTSC model) can produce 23.976P images, offering film-like motion effects. Images captured in 23.976P scanning mode in the camera head are 2-3 pulldowned and recorded on tape at 59.94i field rate.
Camera Motion: 23.976P
Slow Shutter In addition to Turbo Gain, the DSR-450WS features another convenient function for shooting in low-light conditions. Slow Shutter allows the operator to use shutter speeds longer than the frame rate. NTSC: 1/30, 1/15, 1/10, 1/7.5, 1/6, 1/4.3, 1/3.8, and 1/1.9 seconds PAL: 1/25, 1/12.5, 1/8.3, 1/6.3, 1/5, 1/4.2, 1/3.6, 1/3.1 and 1/1.6 seconds (1 to 8 and 16 frame accumulation) The Slow Shutter can be used either alone or together with an electric gain-up function depending on the shooting situation or the operators preferences. Versatile Interfaces The DSR-450WS provides an analog composite output as standard, with an SDI output board (the CBK-SD01) available as a plug-in option. An optional composite input board (the CBK-SC01) is also available for pool feed applications. These optional boards install within the camcorder chassis to eliminate the need for an external camera adaptor unit, maintaining the compactness and balance of the camcorder. Camera Remote Control via Sony RM-B150/B750 Camera settings and basic VTR functions can be remotely controlled using an optional RM-B150 or RM-B750 Remote Control Unit via its 8pin remote connector.
VTR Recording: 59.94i
Selectable Gamma Table Including Film-Like Gamma A selectable gamma table is provided to easily give a specific look to a picture by selecting from multiple fixed gamma patterns including socalled film-like gamma. Five patterns of film-like gamma and six patterns of standard gamma can be selected.
DSR-450WS with the RM-B750
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Inteligent Light System (option) CA-WR855 (option) WRR-855A/855B (option)
SDI output CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board (option) (DSR-450WS only)
DSR-400/450WS Analog composite input CBK-SC01 Analog Composite Input Board (option) (DSR-450WS only)
BP-GL95/GL65 VCT-U14 (supplied) BP-L60S Battery Chargers BP-IL75/M100/M50 DXF-801 (supplied) BC-L70 (for BP-GL95/GL65/IL75/L60S) BC-M50 (for BP-GL95/GL65/IL75/L60S/ M100/M50) AC-DN2B or AC-DN10 View finder
8-pin (DSR-450WS only) RM-B150 or RM-B750
BNC BC-M150 (for BP-GL95/GL65/IL75/L60S/ M100/M50) Monitor i.LINK or DSR-50 DSR-1500A/1600A/1800A/2000A DVCAM Mini-size Cassette DVCAM Standard-size Cassette
245 (9 3/4) 514 (20 1/4) 215 (8 1/2) 268 (10 5/8)
328 (13) 146 (5 3/4) 532 (21)
The zoom lens (VCL-917BY) in the drawing is supplied with the DSR-400K/400PK only.
unit: mm (inch)
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DSR-400L (NTSC) or DSR-400PL (PAL) DVCAM camcorder (4:3 model) DVCAM camcorder (4:3/16:9 model) DXF-801 Viewfinder (with Microphone Holder) VCT-U14 Tripod Adaptor External Microphone Shoulder Strap VCL-917BY Zoom Lens DSR-400K (NTSC) or DSR-400PK (PAL) DSR-450WSL (NTSC) or DSR-450WSPL (PAL)
Analog Composite Input Board
SDI Output Board
Camera Adaptor for WRR-855A/855B
Wireless Microphone Receiver
Wireless Microphone Receiver (requires A-8278-057-A bracket)
Electret Condenser Microphone
5-inch* type B/W Viewfinder (requires optional accessory shoe kit A-8274968B)
Remote Control Unit
Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Carrying Case (Soft)
2/3-inch Type Format 20x Lens from Fujinon
2/3-inch Type Format 19x Lens from Canon
i.LINK Cable (6-pin with lock** to 4-pin)
Recording Media Memory Stick
i.LINK Cable (6-pin with lock** to 6-pin) * Viewable area measured diagonally. ** The connector on one end of the cable has a lock mechanism, and is connected to an i.LINK connector with the same lock mechanism.
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GENERAL Power requirements Power consumption Operating temperature Storage temperature Operating humidity Mass Continuous operating time SIGNAL INPUTS/OUTPUTS Video inputs Analog composite Genlock video Audio input (CH-1/2) Microphone input Time code input Video outputs SDI i.LINK Analog composite Audio output (CH-1/2) Time code output Monitor output Earphone output OTHER INPUTS/OUTPUTS Lens VF Remote Wireless microphone Light DC input DC output Battery terminal CAMERA PERFORMANCE Pickup device Pickup device Aspect ratio Total picture elements (H x V) Effective picture elements (H x V) Optical system Spectral system Built-in filters Lens mount Electrical characteristics Signal system Scan format Sync system A/D conversion Sensitivity Minimum illumination Smear level Video S/N ratio Horizontal resolution Vertical resolution DSR-400 DSR-400P DSR-450WS DC 12 V (11 to 17V) Approx. 17 W (with DC 12 V power supply, REC mode, viewfinder off, LCD monitor off) 0 to +40 C (+32 to +104 F) -20 to +60 C (-4 to +140 F) 25 to 85% Approx. 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz) (with viewfinder, microphone, BP-GL65 battery, mini-size DVCAM cassette, VCL-917BY lens) Approx. 300 min. with BP-GL95 battery, REC mode BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 XLR-3 (2), female, -60 dBu/+4 dBu, 10 k, balanced XLR-3, female, -60 dBu BNC, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 k i.LINK, 6-pin IEEE 1394-based Pin-jacks (2), -10dBu, 47 k BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Mini-jack 12-pin 20-pin 7-pin 2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W XLR-4-pin, male, DC 11 to 17 V 4-pin (for wireless microphone receiver), DC 12 V (max. 0.2 A) 5-pin 3-chip 2/3-inch type Power HAD EX CCD 4:x x x x x x 988 16:9/4:3 switchable 1038 x x 1064 F1.4 prism (with quarts filter) 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND 2/3-inch type Sony bayonet mount NTSC color system PAL color system NTSC color system PAL color system 525/59.94i 625/50i 525/59.94i, 525/29.97P, 525/23.976P 625/50i, 625/25P Internal and External with the VBS or BS signal 12 bits F11 (typical) (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) 0.5 lx (F1.4 lens, +36 dB gain, shutter off) 0.5 lx (F1.4 lens, +36 dB gain, shutter off) 0.03 lx (with slow shutter mode at 16 frames accumulation) -140 dB (typical) 65 dB (typical) 63 dB (typical) 65 dB (typical) 63 dB (typical) 920 TV lines 850 TV lines (4:3 mode), 800 TV lines (16:9 mode) 450 TV lines (with EVS), 480 TV lines (with EVS), 450 TV lines (with EVS) and 400 TV lines 480 TV lines (with EVS) and 530 TV lines 400 TV lines (without EVS) 530 TV lines (without EVS) (without EVS) at 525/59.94i mode (without EVS) at 625/50i mode 485 TV lines at 525/29.97P and 525/23.976P modes 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s at 525/59.94i mode 1/40, 1/60, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s at 525/29.97P mode 575 TV lines at 625/25P mode 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s at 625/50i mode 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s at 625/25P mode 8-pin BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 (with the CBK-SD01) DSR-450WSP
BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 (with the CBK-SC01)
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s
60 to 6000 Hz
Slow shutter Gain selection VIDEO PERFORMANCE Recording format Video Audio Record/playback time Fast forward time Rewind time Recommended recording media Sampling frequency Quantization AUDIO PERFORMANCE Frequency response Dynamic range Distortion (at 1 kHz, emphasis ON, reference level) BUILT-IN LCD MONITOR VIEWFINDER CRT Indicators Horizontal resolution MICROPHONE
1/32, 1/48, 1/96, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s at 525/23.976 mode 50 to 6000 Hz 60 to 6000 Hz at 525/59.94i mode 50 to 6000 Hz at 625/50i mode 30 to 7000 Hz at 525/29.97P mode 25 to 6000 Hz at 625/25P mode 24 to 5000 Hz at 525/23.976P mode 1/30, 1/15, 1/10, 1/7.5, 1/6, 1/4.3, 1/25, 1/12.5, 1/8.3, 1/6.3, 1/5, 1/4.2, 1/3.8, 1/1.9 s (1 to 8, 16 frames) 1/3.6, 1/3.1, 1/1.6 s (1 to 8, 16 frames) -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 dB (for GAIN LOW, GAIN MID, GAIN HIGH and GAIN TURBO positions)
DVCAM/DV (SP) (25 Mb/s) 2 ch/16-bit/48 kHz, 2 ch/12-bit/32 kHz DVCAM: 184 min (with the PDV-184ME), DV SP: 276 min (with the PDV-184ME) Approx. 45 s (with the PDVM-40ME), approx. 2 min 30 s (with the PDV-184ME) Approx. 45 s (with the PDVM-40ME), approx. 2 min 30 s (with the PDV-184ME) PDV-184ME/124ME/94ME/64ME/34ME/184N/124N/94N/64N/34N, PDVM-184ME/124ME/94ME/64ME/34ME/184N/124N/94N/64N/34N Y: 13.5 MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 3.375 MHz Y: 13.5 MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 6.75 MHz Y: 13.5 MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 3.375 MHz Y: 13.5 MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 6.75 MHz 8 bits 48 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB, 32 kHz: 20 Hz to 14.5 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB More than 80 dB Less than 0.12% (at 1 kHz, reference level, 48 kHz) 2.5-inch type color LCD monitor, resolution: 214,000 (964 x 222) pixels 1.5-inch type monochrome REC TALLY (2), TAKE TALLY, BATT, SHUTTER, GAIN UP 600 TV lines Electret condenser microphone (detachable)
VCL-917FY LENS (for the DSR-400K/400PK package) Mass Dimensions (W x H x D) Zoom ratio Focal length Zoom control Iris control Angle of view (H x V) F-number Minimum object distance
Approx. 1.45 kg (3 lb 3 oz) (including a lens hood) 139.8 x 99.5 x 218.9 mm (5 5/8 x 4 x 8 5/8 inches) 17:to 155 mm (3/8 to 6 1/8 inches) Servo/Manual switchable Servo/Manual switchable Wide: 815 x 611 mm (32 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches) Tele: 47 x 36 mm (1 7/8 x 1 7/16 inches) F1.9 0.9 m (35 1/2 inches)
Lead-free solder is used for soldering all the parts including circuit component electrodes. Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the printed wiring boards.(100%)
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* This value can be set to either 10% or 20% on the FUNCTION 2 page of the OPERATION menu.
k Iris setting/auto iris override Indicates the F value (iris setting) of the lens. Also, the auto iris override is displayed using two squares which appear in the upper and lower parts respectively. For details, see Adjusting the iris on page 54.
l Remaining tape capacity Indicates the remaining tape recording time (in minutes) of the VTR.
Examples of remaining tape recording time indication Indication F - - - - - - 5 5-0 No display Remaining tape recording time Full to 30 minutes 30 to 25 minutes 25 to 20 minutes 20 to 15 minutes 15 to 10 minutes 10 to 5 minutes 5 to 0 minutes 0 minute
m Audio level Indicates the level of audio channel 1 and channel 2. The peak indication of the VTR level meter is related as follows to the audio level when an 1kHz sine wave is input.
Audio channel 1 level indicator Audio channel 2 level indicator VTR level meter indicator
f * (Asterisk indicator) Flashes when the color bars are displayed and is recorded together with the color bars. g 16:9 mode recording indicator (DSR-450WS/ 450WSP only) Indicates recording in the 16:9 mode. This indicator is recorded together with the color bars. h Setting change and adjustment progress message display area For details, see Display modes and setting change confirmation/adjustment progress messages on page 98. i EXT/IV indicator (DSR-450WS/450WSP only) Displayed when a CBK-SC01 Composite Input Board is installed for input of external composite signals. j Recording format Indicates the current recording format.
n Operation/error message display area For details, see Operation/error messages on page 126. o Shutter speed Indicates the shutter speed or the shutter mode. However, if the SHUTTER switch (page 9) is set to OFF, nothing is displayed. 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard mode (scan mode: I) 1/40, 1/60, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000: Shutter speed (in seconds) in standard mode (scan mode: PsF) ECS: In ECS (Extended Clear Scan) mode EVS: In EVS (Super Enhanced Vertical Definition System) mode 1F to 8F, 16F (DSR-450WS/450WSP only): Number of frames in the slow speed shutter mode p Gain Indicates the gain of the video amplifier, as set by the GAIN switch.
q White balance memory Indicates the currently selected white balance automatic adjustment memory. A: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to A. B: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to B. P: Displayed when the WHITE BAL switch is set to PRST or when the preset button on an RM-B150 has been pushed. T: Displayed when ATW is being used. r Filter Indicates the currently selected filter types. s 5600 indicator Appears when the electric color temperature filter function is on. t Time code Indicates the elapsed recording/playback time, the time code, user bits or other information selected by the DISPLAY switch (page 20). u ID number Indicates the ID number selected from ID 1 to ID 4 when the color bars are displayed. The ID number is recorded together with the color bars. v Date and time Indicates the date and time of recording when the color bars are displayed, which are recorded together with the color bars. w Model name and serial number Indicates the model name and serial number of the camcorder when the color bars are displayed, which are recorded together with the color bars. x 16:9/4:3 mode 16:9 or 4:3 is displayed depending on the currently selected aspect ratio.
AUDIO IN (CH-1/CH-2) switches: Set to REAR.
Remote connector Remote control cable
AUDIO IN input selection switch: Set to LINE.
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 connectors
To audio mixer, etc.
Before connecting or disconnecting the camcorder and a remote control unit, turn off the camcorder.
Set the AUDIO IN input selection switch to LINE for the channel to which the external audio equipment is connected.
Camcorder switch functions when the remote control unit is connected
The following switches on the camcorder do not function. GAIN switch OUTPUT/DCC switch WHITE BAL switch AUTO W/B BAL switch SHUTTER switch REC button (the VTR button on the lens and the ASSIGN switch to which the REC SWITCH function is assigned) when the RM REC START item is set to RM on the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu. For details of the function of the REC button, see Function of the REC button when the remote control unit is connected on page 37.
Selection of the recording audio input Set the AUDIO IN (CH-1/CH-2) switch to REAR for the channel to which the external audio equipment is connected. If you record and adjust both channel 1 and 2, set both AUDIO IN (CH-1/CH-2) switches to REAR.
Paint adjustment when the remote control unit is connected
The settings of the paint adjustment that were in effect the last time the remote control unit was used are recalled.
Function of the REC button when the remote control unit is connected
You can select the function of the REC button on the camcorder when the remote control unit is connected, using the RM REC START item on the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu. To disable the camcorder REC button and the lens VTR button On the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, set RM REC START to RM. If the REC SWITCH function is assigned to the ASSIGN switch, this setting also disables these controls. To enable the camcorder REC button and the lens VTR button On the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, set RM REC START to CAM. If the REC SWITCH function is assigned to the ASSIGN switch, this setting also enables these controls. In this case, the VTR button on the remote control unit is disabled. To enable all of the camcorder REC button, the lens VTR button, and the remote control unit VTR button On the FUNCTION 3 page of the MAINTENANCE menu, set RM REC START to PARA. If the REC SWITCH function is assigned to the ASSIGN switch, this setting also enables these controls.
Structure of the paint adjustment data
The non-volatile memory of the camcorder used for storing paint adjustment data consists of two regions as shown below: one is the independent data region that is used when a remote control unit is not connected, and the other is the remote control data region that is used when a remote control unit is connected. Paint adjustment data is automatically selected and output to the camcorder depending on whether or not a remote control unit, such as an RM-B150, is connected.
When the scan mode is 24P, video images, audio, or time code output via the i.LINK connection may not be continuous (DSR-450WS only).
To record the same material using the internal VTR of the camcorder and on an external VTR simultaneously
Set the REC TRIGGER switch to PARALLEL. Check the settings of an external VTR and set the i.LINK CTL to the same settings. Press the REC button. Recording starts on both the internal VTR of the camcorder and the external VTR.
If recording on the camcorder and the external VTR starts at the same time, the recording starting points differ because of variation due to the external VTR connected. Also, it is recommended that you use internal mode as the time code generator mode for an external VTR. If you synchronize the time code generator of the camcorder using external mode, the time code may not be continuous.
To record by clip using the internal VTR while simultaneously recording on an external VTR
While recording material consecutively by time on an external VTR, the material needed for editing can be recorded clip by clip using the internal VTR of the camcorder.
In order to check the video image when a DSR-1500A/ 1800A/2000A or similar equipment is connected to the camcorder, it is necessary to set the input to a setting other than i.LINK. When the input is set to i.LINK, i.LINK is only used for input and no signal is output via the i.LINK connection. Therefore, a gray image is displayed on the camcorder.
Set the REC TRIGGER switch to INT ONLY. Press the recording button of the external VTR. Recording starts on the external VTR. Press the REC button on the camcorder. Recording starts on the internal VTR. Pressing the REC button switches between recording and pausing using the internal VTR.
Using the camcorder as a feeder
To copy digitally from the camcorder to the VTR without the editing function
Using an i.LINK cable (DV cable) to connect a digital video cassette recorder with an i.LINK connector to the camcorder, digital copy of video and audio can be carried out. Example of connection
To check the playback image recorded on an external VTR
You can check the playback image recorded on an external VTR that is connected to the camcorder for backup.
External VTR i.LINK cable (DV cable)
Connect the camcorder to the external VTR using an i.LINK cable (DV cable).
Set the REC TRIGGER switch to PARALLEL or EXT ONLY. Press the STOP button on the camcorder to set the internal VTR of the camcorder to stop mode, or press the EJECT button to eject the cassette. Start playback on the external VTR. The i.LINK on the camcorder changes to input mode, and the playback image from the external VTR is displayed on the viewfinder and the LCD monitor, and through the MONITOR OUT connector.
Press the MENU knob. Then turn the MENU knob to move b to REC FORMAT, and press the MENU knob again. b changes to z, and z changes to ?.
When you use a tape as explained in 1) to 3) above, you may find limitations regardless of the format of the player and recorder. Limitations on editing When using a tape copied or edited using DV connectors, you will find the following limitations when editing, because of the difference in DVCAM and DV formats. Due to the difference of a track pitch, you cannot edit on DV-formatted tapes using DVCAM video equipment. You cannot edit DVCAM-formatted tapes recorded in unlock mode using some DVCAM video equipment. In this case, copy the tape again using the audio/video jacks.
Turn the MENU knob to display the desired recording format (DVCAM or DV SP), then press the MENU knob. z changes to b, ? changes to z, and the selection is set.
Adjusting the black balance/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. If the black balance or white balance adjustment is started, messages that report on the progress and results are displayed on the viewfinder screen when the VF DISP MODE item is set to 2 or 3 on the VF DISP 1 page of the OPERATION menu.
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to BLACK and release the switch. The switch returns to the center position, and the adjustment is executed. During adjustment, the following message is displayed on the viewfinder screen.
The messages change in sequence: -BLACK SETr -BLACK BALANCE-
ABB:EXECUTING -BLACK SET-
Black balance and white balance adjustment values that are automatically set by the camcorder and the various settings are stored in the camcorder memory and retained even when the power is turned off.
The black balance adjustment ends in a few seconds with the message ABB: OK and the adjustment value is automatically stored in memory.
To adjust the black balance
The black balance will require adjustment in the following cases. When the camcorder is used for the first time When the camcorder has not been used for a long time When the camcorder is used under conditions in which the surrounding temperature has changed greatly When the GAIN switch (L/M/H) values have been changed by using the OPERATION menu It is not usually necessary to adjust the black balance when using the camcorder after it has been off. In automatic black balance mode, adjustments are performed in the following order: clamp level, black set, and black balance.
During the black balance adjustment, the iris is automatically closed. During the black balance adjustment, the gain selection circuit is automatically activated so you may see flickering on the viewfinder screen, but this is not a malfunction. If automatic black balance adjustment cannot be made If the black balance adjustment cannot be completed normally, an error message will appear for about 3 seconds on the viewfinder screen.
Checking the recording on the color video monitor
Connect a color video monitor to the MONITOR OUT connector or the VIDEO OUT connector of the camcorder. By pressing the PLAY button, you can view the recorded picture. For details about how to connect a monitor, see Connecting a Monitor on page 39.
For the DSR-450WS/450WSP, only the picture displayed through the camera is output to the CBK-SD01 SDI Output Board. Playback pictures cannot be output even during playback.
To use setup add (DSR-400/450WS only)
Setup add is a function that adds a setup to the playback video signal. To activate this function, set SETUP ADD to ON on the VTR MODE page of the MAINTENANCE menu.
Checking the recorded contents immediately after shooting Recording Review
With recording paused, press the RET button on the lens. The tape is automatically rewound over the last approximately 2 seconds of the recording (approximately 10 seconds maximum if you press and hold the RET button), and then this last part of the recording is shown in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Use this function to check whether recording went correctly. By assigning the LENS RET function to the ASSIGN switch, you can use the switch in the same way as the lens RET button. For details, see Assigning functions to ASSIGN switches on page 105.
The video image that connects the DVCAM format and DV format is distorted during playback. The camcorder can play video and audio that is recorded in DVCAM format or DV format (in SP mode). If two or more audio sampling frequencies are mixed on one tape, the part where the video images are recorded in different frequencies will be distorted.
During recording review, do not set the POWER switch to off. The camcorder may not be able to find the continue point. You cannot start recording until the recording review has finished.
Menu Displays and Detailed Settings
Menu Organization and Operation
The following shows the organization of menus in this camcorder. The USER menu consisting of items and pages registered at the factory is used. The number in parenthesis is the page number that setting is displayed on.
For details about USER MENU CUSTOMIZE, see Editing the USER menu on page 94.
USER Page 1
IRIS OVERRIDE (77) DETAIL LEVEL (81) MASTER BLACK (79) BLACK GAMMA (80) MASTER BLK GAMMA (80) COLOR TEMP <P> (85) SKIN DETAIL ALL (81) SKIN DETECT (81) SKIN AREA IND (81) SKIN DTL SELECT (81) SKIN DETAIL (81) SKIN DETAIL LVL (81) SCN 1 (83) SCN 2 (83) SCN 3 (83) SCN 4 (83) SCN 5 (83) STANDARD (83) REC FORMAT (85) AU MODE (85) 16:9/4:3 SELECT 1) (78) SCAN MODE 1) (78) REC VIDEO SOURCE 2) (78) REAR BNC OUT SEL 3) (74) GL H PHASE (87) GL SC PHASE (87) GL SC 0/180 SEL (87) MARKER (76) CENTER (76) SAFETY ZONE (76) ASSIGN SW <1> ASSIGN SW <2> ASSIGN SW <3> ASSIGN SW <4>
File A P R St
IRIS LEVEL IRIS APL RATIO IRIS VAR WIDTH
20 to 465
Adjusts width of detection frame AP when the auto iris detection window is set to VAR. Adjusts height of detection frame when the auto iris detection window is set to VAR. Adjusts horizontal position of detection frame when the auto iris detection window is set to VAR. Adjusts vertical position of detection frame when the auto iris detection window is set to VAR. Adjusts auto iris speed. Turns on and off the function which, during auto iris adjustment, ignores very bright areas by dulling the reaction to high luminescence. Turns on and off the function which inhibits independent white memory for each filter position. Selects color bar type. A P Sc R St AP
IRIS VAR HEIGHT
NTSC: 20 to 120 PAL: 20 to to 452
NTSC: 72 PAL: 85 0
IRIS VAR H POS
IRIS VAR V POS
NTSC: 101 to PAL: 122 to 122 (99 to 99) OFF/ON 0 OFF
CLIP HIGH LIGHT
WHT FILTER INH
COLOR BAR SEL
NTSC: SMPTE PAL: EBU UPPER
Selects whether to light the upper tally indicator only, or both upper and lower tally indicators. Sets to show only USER menu in the TOP menu. Selects whether or not to share settings for when a remote control unit is connected and when the camcorder is used alone.
USER & ALL ONLY RM COMMON MEMORY
RM REC START
When a remote control unit is connected, selects which REC buttons are enabled (Remote control only, the camcorder only, or both). Sets the control command output from the i.LINK DV OUT connector. See Settings required for an i.LINK connection on page 40. Selects whether or not to stop the tape on the external equipment via the i.LINK cable when the battery of the camcorder is exhausted.
ALL, REC/P, OFF
Item GENLOCK GL H PHASE GL SC PHASE GL SC 0/180 SEL
Settings OFF/ON (99 to 99) 0/180 OFF/ON
Default ON OFF
USER Description menu Turns genlock on and off. Sets genlock subcarrier phase. Page5 Sets genlock horizontal phase.
ND OFFSET ADJUST
Turns on and off the mode which sets ND (neutral density) filter color compensation values. Clears ND filter color compensation values.
CLEAR ND OFFSET After asking YES/NO, executes the function. AUTO SHADING AUTO BLK SHADING RESET BLK SHD After asking YES/NO, executes the function.
Execute the auto black shading function. Clears black shading compensation values.
MASTER GAIN (TEMP)
3dB/0dB/3dB/ Depends 6dB/9dB/12dB/ on 18dB/24dB/ switch. 30dB/36dB
Temporarily sets the master gain value.
P Sc R St
Page USER FILE
Item USER FILE LOAD USER FILE SAVE F. ID
Settings Displays the USER FILE selection screen.
See Saving and Loading User Files on page 108.
Displays character input mode (up to 16 character). After asking YES/NO, executes the function. After asking YES/NO, executes the function. EXEC See Resetting USER menu settings to the standard settings on page 97.
STORE USR PRESET CLEAR USR PRESET CUSTOMIZE RESET LOAD CUSTOM DATA LOAD OUT OF USER BEFORE FILE PAGE USER LOAD WHITE
Sets the pages registered in the USER menu to the standard setting. Clears the standard setting of pages registered in the USER menu. Returns the pages registered in the USER menu to the factory default state.
Selects whether to include pages registered by the user in user files to be loaded by USER FILE LOAD. Selects whether to include pages not registered by the user in user files loaded by USER FILE LOAD. Selects whether to include data after USER FILE pages in user files to be loaded by USER FILE LOAD. Selects whether to include white balance data in user files to be loaded by USER FILE LOAD.
Page ALL FILE
Item ALL FILE LOAD ALL FILE SAVE F.ID
Settings Displays the FILE selection screen.
USER Description menu Loads ALL file. Saves ALL file. Names ALL file.
Displays Blank character input mode (up to 16 character). After asking YES/NO, executes the function. EXEC
ALL PRESET STORE ALL PRESET CLEAR ALL PRESET SCENE FILE s1 s2 s3 s4 s5 sSTANDARD SCENE RECALL SCENE STORE
VTR STATUS 16bit DF F.MIC:MONO REC FORMAT : DVCAM AUDIO MODE : FS32K DF/NDF : DF INTERVAL REC : OFF REC TIME : 0.5S INTERVAL TIME : 30S VTR TRIGGER MODE : ---STANDBY OFF TIMER: 1MIN
To cancel changing shot ID
Before executing step 5 of Setting the shot ID on page 100, move b to ESC, then press the MENU knob.
This window allows you to confirm the following items related to VTR.
REC FORMAT: Recording format AUDIO MODE: Audio bit rate DF/NDF (DSR-400/450WS only): Setting condition of DF/NDF INTERVAL REC: Condition of Interval Rec VTR TRIGGER MODE: Trigger mode STANDBY OFF TIMER: Standby-off timer setting
Adjustments and Settings from Menus
Setting gain values for the GAIN switch positions
You can set the gains corresponding to the L, M, and H positions of the GAIN switch, which switches the gain of the video amplifier.
To display the status confirmation windows
Flick the MENU switch to STATUS when the menu is not displayed.
Display the GAIN SW page of the OPERATION menu. For details on menu operations, see Basic menu operations on page 92. You can set the following items on the GAIN SW page.
CANCEL STATUS ON
Each time you flick the switch to STATUS, the window switches. After 10 seconds, the window disappears automatically.
Item GAIN LOW
Description Sets the gain value corresponding to the L position of the GAIN switch. Sets the gain value corresponding to the M position of the GAIN switch. Sets the gain value corresponding to the H position of the GAIN switch. When assigning TURBO to the ASSIGN switch, sets the gain value corresponding to the ASSIGN switch (page 105). OFF: When you operate the GAIN switch after pressing the ASSIGN switch that is assigned to TURBO, the gain value is changed according to the ASSIGN switch position. ON: When TURBO GAIN set by pressing the ASSIGN switch that is assigned to TURBO, the gain value is not changed even if you set the GAIN switch, until you press the ASSIGN switch once more.
To disable display of the status confirmation windows
Display the SET STATUS page of the OPERATION menu. For details on menu operations, see Basic menu operations on page 92. You can set the following items on the SET STATUS page.
TURBO SW IND
STATUS CAMERA Selects whether or not the CAMERA STATUS window is displayed. STATUS VTR Selects whether or not the VTR STATUS window is displayed.
Perform the settings for each item corresponding to the switch position (GAIN LOW, GAIN MID, GAIN HIGH, and GAIN TURBO). Any of 3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, or 36 dB can be set in any sequence. To change the gain corresponding to another switch position, repeat this step.
Selecting the aspect ratio (DSR-450WS/450WSP only)
You can select the aspect ratio of the video output signal.
Display the FORMAT menu of the OPERATION menu. For details on menu operations, see Basic menu operations on page 92.
? 18 FORMAT 16:9/4:3 SELECT : WIDE ID : SCAN MODE : 16:9 ON I
* Even when the MARKER item is set to OFF on the MARKER 1 page of the OPERATION menu, the ASSIGN switches allow you to display or not to display all markers.
Turn the MENU knob to move b to the desired function, and press the MENU knob. The function is assigned, and the FUNCTION 1 page appears again.
Set 16:9/4:3 SELECT to the desired aspect ratio.
To display the aspect ratio of 16:9 or 4:3 on the viewfinder
By setting the DISP 16:9/4:3 ID item to ON on the VF DISP 2 page of the OPERATION menu, 16:9 or 4:3 appears on the viewfinder screen according to the setting of the procedure above. For details, see Selecting the display items on page 97.
I (interlace scan) mode
Video output signal O: Odd E: Even The video signal of an odd scanning line and that of an even scanning line are output from the CCD alternately. Thus, the timing of the odd-field video signal and even field video signal are different.
To display 16:9 in color bars
By setting the SHOT 16:9 ID item to ON on the SHOT DISP page of the OPERATION menu, you can record a 16:9 mode indicator superimposed on the color bars. For details, see Recording shot data superimposed on the color bars on page 100. NTSC (DSR-450WS)
PsF (progressive scan) mode
Video output signal O: Odd E: Even
The video signal of an odd scanning line and that of an even scanning line are output from the CCD at the same time. Then they are sent to the memory and separated into oddfield and even-field scanning lines. Thus the timing of an odd-field video signal and an even-field video signal are the same.
Pulldown method in 24P mode (DSR450WS only)
A video signal recorded in 24P mode is pulled down and recorded as a 60i signal and recorded on a tape. You can select either of the following pulldown methods using the FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu. 2-3 pulldown 2-3-3-2 pulldown
Setting the CCD scan mode (DSR-450WS/450WSP only)
The DSR-450WS/450WSP allow you to record in progressive scan mode as well as interlace scan mode. You can select the scan mode from the following modes using the FORMAT page of the OPERATION menu. I (interlace scan) mode PsF (progressive scan) mode 24P mode (DSR-450WS only) A video signal recorded in progressive mode is converted to a 60i signal and recorded on a tape. Each of the modes has the following features.
The camcorder is equipped with a Memory Stick slot, which enables you to save the settings in the USER menu as a user file onto the Memory Stick. You can load these files from the Memory Stick for immediate recall of a particular setting configuration. In addition to user file, you can save scene files, lens files, reference files and ALL files in a Memory Stick. When a menu is displayed, you can set up the camcorder so that inserting a Memory Stick automatically jumps to the appropriate file-related menu page.
To insert a Memory Stick
Remove the Memory Stick slot cover on the back of the camcorder.
Insert the Memory Stick with its label side facing the Memory Stick logo on the camcorder.
For details about scene files, see Saving and Loading Scene Files on page 112. For details about lens files, reference files and ALL files, refer to Menu list on page 74. For details of the function for jumping to the appropriate file-related menu page, see Displaying a File-Related Menu Page When Inserting a Memory Stick on page 116.
Label side of Memory Stick
Handling the Memory Stick
The Memory Stick can be inserted to or removed from the camcorder with the power turned on or off.
If it does not fit into the slot properly or if there is some resistance when you insert it, the Memory Stick may be turned around or upside down. Do not force the Memory Stick into the slot. Confirm the direction of the notch and arrow on the Memory Stick before inserting the Memory Stick, and then try inserting it again.
Memory Stick usable with this camcorder
With this camcorder, you can use Memory Stick whose capacity does not exceed 128 MB. For details, see About a Memory Stick on page 122.
To remove the Memory Stick
Check that the access indicator is not lit, then gently press in the Memory Stick once and release. The Memory Stick pops out.
Saving USER menu data (user file) to the Memory Stick
You can save USER menu settings held in the camcorder as user files in the Memory Stick. You can save up to 100 user files in the Memory Stick. Insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot, then proceed as follows.
Check that the access indicator is not lit.
Gently press in and release.
Pull the Memory Stick towards you to withdraw it from the slot.
Do not remove the Memory Stick while the access indicator is lit. You may lose data, or damage the Memory Stick.
To protect saved data
To prevent accidental erasure of important setup data, slide the LOCK switch on the Memory Stick right to the write protect position. To set a file ID for the data to be saved Set the file ID before going to step 2. For details on setting the file ID, see To set the file ID on page 110.
In the following cases, displaying the target page is impossible even when the Memory Stick is inserted. When the power is turned on after you insert a Memory Stick When OFF is selected for the MS IN > JUMP TO item 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, or REFERENCE FILE page
Display the MEMORY STICK page of the FILE menu. For details on menu operations, see Basic menu operations on page 92.
F09 MEMORY STICK FORMAT : MS IN > JUMP TO : TOP EXEC OFF
Press the MENU knob. Then turn the MENU knob to move b to MS IN > JUMP TO, and press the MENU knob again. b on the left of MS IN > JUMP TO changes to z and z on the left of setting value changes to ?.
Turn the MENU knob to select the desired setting (target FILE menu page). You can select the setting in the chart below.
Setting OFF Description Disables this function. The page does not switch even when Memory Stick is inserted. Displays the USER FILE page. Displays the ALL FILE page. Displays the SCENE FILE page. Displays the LENS FILE 1 page. Displays the REFERENCE page. Displays the USER 1 page.
USER ALL SCENE LENS REFER USER 1
Important Notes on Operation
Use and Storage
Do not subject the unit to severe shocks The internal mechanism may be damaged or the body warped. Do not cover the unit while operating Putting a cloth, for example, over the unit can cause excessive internal heat build-up. After use Always turn off the power. Before storing the camcorder for a long period Remove the battery pack. Shipping Remove the cassette before transporting the unit. If sending the unit by truck, ship, air or other transportation service, pack it in the shipping carton of the unit. Care of the unit Remove dust and dirt from the surfaces of the lenses or optical filters using a blower. If the body of the unit is dirty, clean it with a soft, dry cloth. In extreme cases, use a cloth steeped in a little neutral detergent, then wipe dry. Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol or thinners, as these may cause discoloration or other damage to the finish of the unit. In the event of operating problems If you should experience problems with the unit, contact your Sony dealer.
In excessive heat or cold (operating temperature range: 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)) Remember that in summer in warm climates the temperature inside a car with the windows closed can easily exceed 50C (122F). In damp or dusty locations Locations where the unit may be exposed to rain Locations subject to violent vibration Near strong magnetic fields Close to radio or TV transmitters producing strong electromagnetic fields. In direct sunlight or close to heaters for extended periods To prevent electromagnetic interference from portable communications devices The use of portable telephones and other communications devices near this unit can result in malfunctions and interference with audio and video signals. It is recommended that the portable communications devices near this unit be powered off. Note on laser beams Laser beams may damage the CCDs. If you shoot a scene that includes a laser beam, be careful not to let the laser beam be directed into the lens of the camera. Use at a high temperature If the unit is used at a high temperature, white flecks may appear on the screen.
Clean the video head. If recording still fails after cleaning the head, turn off the power and consult your Sony representative. Turn off the power and consult your Sony representative. While the power is turned on, wait until the HUMID indicator disappears.
Warning: SLACK Er **-***
Trouble when forwarding or rewinding a tape.
Operation stops. Follow the instructions given in the error code list (page 126). Turn off the power and consult your Sony representative.3)
Warning: CASSETTE Er **-***
Trouble when inserting or ejecting a cassette.
Operation stops. Follow the instructions given in the error code list (page 126). Turn off the power and consult your Sony representative.
STATUS screen of the LCD monitor WARNING lamp and viewfinder :Continuous :1 flash/s :4 flashes/s
Warning sounds Continuous
1 beep/s 4 beeps/s
:Continuous :1 flash/s :4 flashes/s Reference signal problem during recording. A warning sound is heard when a reference signal problem is detected during recording. Recording continues but may be substandard. Operation continues. Check if the reference signal is input appropriately to the GENLOCK IN connector.
Warning: TAPE (remaining tape capacity also flashes.)
Tape almost full. Tape full.
Change the tape when necessary.
Operation stops Change the tape or during recording, rewind it. playback, and fast-forwarding. Change the battery when necessary.
Warning: BATT (remaining battery capacity also flashes.) Warning: LID OPEN 2)
Battery almost Operation exhausted. continues. Battery exhausted. The lid of the cassette compartment is not closed.
Operation stops. Change the battery. Operation continues. An indicator appears for several seconds and disappears automatically. Close the lid securely.
1) During recording 2) During recording and playback 3) Note that a tape is damaged if the camcorder is operated while SLACK is displayed.
Remedy Wait for about 15 seconds. If the connected equipment still does not react, do the following. Check the i.LINK connection, for example, by re-inserting the i.LINK cable. Turn the power off, and connect the cable again. Change the i.LINK cable. Install software that supports the DVCAM format. Install software that supports the DVCAM format. Or set the REC TRIGGER switch to INT.
The equipment connected to the It sometimes takes time for the connected camcorder via an i.LINK connection equipment to recognize the operation. does not react as expected, for example, the video image does not appear on its screen.
The camera is not recognized by the PC that is connected to the i.LINK connector.
There is a problem with the software, for example, it does not support the DVCAM format, etc.
The camera is not controlled by the There is a problem with the software, for PC that is connected to the i.LINK example, it does not support the DVCAM connector. format, etc.
Chapter 7 Appendix Troubleshooting
Power voltage 12 V DC +5.0/1.0 V Power consumption Approx. 17 W (with 12 V DC supply, when recording with the LCD monitor off) Operating temperature 0C to +40C (32F to 104F) Storage temperature 20C to +60C (4F to +140F) Recording format DVCAM, DV-SP Continuous operating time Approx. 300 min. (with BP-GL95) Mass Approx. 3.9 kg (8 lb 10 oz) (main body only) Approx. 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz) (with viewfinder, microphone, tape, BPGL65 Battery Pack, and VCL-917BY Zoom Lens) Dimensions
Video Camera Section
General Imager type, Power HAD EX CCD Total picture elements 1038 (H) 1008 (V) (DSR-400/ 450WS), or 1038 (H) 1188 (V) (DSR-400P/450WSP) Effective picture elements 980 (H) 988 (V) (DSR-400/450WS), or 980 (H) 1064 (V) (DSR-400P/ 450WSP) Imager Configuration RGB 3 CCDs Spectral system F1.4 prism system (with quartz filter) Built-in filter ND filter 1: Clear 2: 1/4 ND 3: 1/16 ND 4: 1/64 ND Lens mount 2/3-inch 48 bayonet mount Sensitivity F11 standard (89.9% reflection chart, 2000 lx) Minimum illumination 0.51x (at F1.4, +36 dB gain) Video S/N ratio 65 dB (Y-typical) (DSR-400/450WS), or 63 dB (Y-typical) (DSR-400P/ 450WSP) Modulation DSR-450WS/450WSP: 850 TV lines (4:3 mode), 800 TV lines (16:9 mode) DSR-400/400P: 920 TV lines Registration 0.05% or less for entire screen area (excluding distortion due to lens) Geometric distortion None identified (excluding distortion due to lens) Smear 140 dB (Y-typical) LCD monitor Picture: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 inches) in opposite angle (2.5 type) Pixel resolution: 214,000 pixels (964 wide 222 high) Effective picture elements: more than 99.99% Viewfinder CRT Indicator 1.5-inch monochrome REC ( 2), TALLY, BATT, SHUTTER, GAIN UP Horizontal resolution 600 TV lines Power voltage 12 V DC Power consumption 2.4 W Mass Approx. 620 g (1 lb 6 oz) Maximum dimensions 203 mm (9 1/5/inch) (w/h/d)
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