AWS G500 V2.1

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User Manual: AWS-G500 v2.1

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Live Content
Producer
©2005 Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
Software Version 2.1
AWS-G500
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Table of Contents
Usage Notes ..........................................................................10
Precautions for Products With Built-In HDD................................. 10
Chapter 1 Overview
Features of This System .......................................................13
Example Applications ...........................................................15
Names and Functions of Parts ............................................17
Front Panel............................................................................ 17
Rear Panel............................................................................. 22
Side Panel ............................................................................. 26
Other Parts ............................................................................ 27
Operation Screen .................................................................. 28
Menu Operations .................................................................. 34
Operation Screen (Text Typing Tool Software)................... 37
Chapter 2 Preparations
Installation/Default Settings .................................................45
Installing the Unit ................................................................. 45
Fitting a Keyboard................................................................ 46
Starting and Closing Down the Unit .................................... 48
Selecting the Language......................................................... 50
Setting the Time Zone .......................................................... 50
Setting the Date and Time .................................................... 51
Adjusting the Display Brightness......................................... 51
Selecting the Video Output Signal Format........................... 52
Setting the PGM Output Aspect Ratio ................................. 52
Setting the System Timecode ............................................... 54
Connections ..........................................................................56
Connecting a Camera With VISCA Support........................ 58
Connecting a Microphone .................................................... 59
Connecting a Computer (RGB Input)................................... 59
Connecting a Camcorder ...................................................... 60
Connecting a VCR................................................................ 61
Connecting an External Hard Disk....................................... 62
Connecting a Plasma Display/Projector/Monitor................. 63
Connecting an Amplifier ...................................................... 64
Preventing Accidental Cable Disconnection ........................ 64
Installing Option Modules.................................................... 65
Settings Related To Input Signals .......................................66
Relation Between Input Signals and System Components... 66
Video Signal Related Settings .............................................. 67
Registering Cameras To Be Controlled................................ 69
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Stretching 16:9 SQ Source Materials Into 16:9
Aspect Ratio.................................................................... 70
Audio Signal Related Settings.............................................. 71
Chapter 3 Operations
Video Switching ....................................................................77
Basics of Video Switching .................................................... 77
Changing the Video With a Cut............................................ 78
Changing the Video With a Effect Transition....................... 80
Changing the Transition Time.............................................. 84
Changing the Effect Pattern.................................................. 85
Using Picture-in-Picture (PinP) for Combining Videos....... 85
Adjusting the Picture-in-Picture (PinP)................................ 87
Using Fade-to-Black (FTB).................................................. 89
Using Color Bars and Color Mattes ..................................... 90
Using the Downstream Key (DSK) Function To Add Text
or an Image ..................................................................... 90
Accessing Graphics Files Quickly........................................ 94
Showing a Logo on the Screen............................................. 97
Using Luminance Keying..................................................... 99
Using Chroma Keying ........................................................ 103
Cropping Unwanted Portions From the Video
Being Combined ........................................................... 109
Applying Edge Effects ....................................................... 109
Checking the Results of Combining Videos
(Effect Preview)............................................................ 110
Giving Priority to Displaying the PVW Viewer................. 113
Creating a Title Graphic With the Text Typing Tool .........114
Features of the Text Typing Tool Software ....................... 114
Flow of Operations ............................................................. 115
Starting Up.......................................................................... 117
Closing Down..................................................................... 118
Standard Operations ........................................................... 118
File Operations ................................................................... 121
Working on Text Objects ................................................... 127
Working on Line Objects ................................................... 134
Shadow Operations............................................................. 136
Background Color Operations (Creating Telop and Flip) .. 138
Color Operations ................................................................ 141
Object Layout ..................................................................... 145
Adding and Deleting Sheets ............................................... 148
Simulating the Keying Effects............................................ 148
Key Combination in the Anycast Station Main Software .. 150
Importing a Font File.......................................................... 152
Deleting a Font File ............................................................ 153
Controlling Cameras ...........................................................155
Controlling Camera Manually ............................................ 155
Storing a Camera Preset ..................................................... 157
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Setting the Camera Control ................................................ 160
Resetting the Camera.......................................................... 162
Linking the VISCA Camera’s Power to the
Unit’s Power ................................................................. 163
Using the FACTORY USE Connector ................................164
Using Camera Tallies ......................................................... 164
Operating the PGM and NEXT Selection Buttons From an
External Device............................................................. 166
Audio Mixing ........................................................................168
Recording Video and Audio to an External Hard Disk ....169
Formatting an External Hard Disk ..................................... 169
Preparing for Recording to an External Hard Disk ............ 171
Simultaneously Recording Input Material and Program Output
to an External Hard Disk (ON LINE Recording) ......... 174
Manually Recording Program Output on an External
Hard Disk...................................................................... 174
Manually Recording Each Input Material on an External
Hard Disk...................................................................... 175
Operations on Files on the External Hard Disk ................178
Playing Files ....................................................................... 178
Other Playback Operations................................................. 180
Auto Repeat Playback ........................................................ 181
Closing a File...................................................................... 183
About Deleting Files........................................................... 183
Displaying the System Timecode in Viewers .................... 183
Registering Cue-Up Points ................................................. 184
Accessing Cue-Up Points ................................................... 185
Deleting Cue-Up Points...................................................... 185
Disconnecting the External Hard Disk ............................... 186
Recovering an External Hard Disk..................................... 186
Recording Video and Audio to a VCR ...............................188
Recording Program Output to a VCR ................................ 188
Operating the Unit to Record Program Outputs to a
VCR .............................................................................. 192
Controlling VCR Playback From the Unit .........................194
Registering the VCR to be Controlled................................ 194
Performing Playback .......................................................... 194
Other Playback Operations................................................. 195
Registering Cue-Up Points ................................................. 196
Accessing Cue-Up Points ................................................... 198
Deleting Cue-Up Points...................................................... 198
Using a Computer To Play Files Recorded on an External
Hard Disk ........................................................................199
Using the Intercom Function .............................................200
Connecting the Intercom System........................................ 200
Speaking on the Intercom System ...................................... 201
Monitoring Audio ................................................................202
Determining the Audio Signal Output Destinations........... 202
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Displaying the Audio Signal Output Destinations ............. 203
Monitoring Output Audio................................................... 204
Monitoring the Audio of a Particular Channel Only .......... 205
Video/Audio Signal Adjustments and Settings ................206
Adjusting Analog Video Input Signals............................... 206
Making the Gradation of SDI Input Signals Appear Smooth
(When Using a Serial Digital Interface Module or HD
Serial Digital Interface Module) ................................... 207
Converting 4:3 Source Materials to Wide Screen .............. 207
Adjusting the Clock Phase of RGB Signals ....................... 208
Adjusting the Screen Size of RGB Signals ........................ 208
Adjusting the Screen Position of RGB Signals .................. 208
Adjusting Color Matte........................................................ 209
Applying an Offset to the Program Output Video.............. 209
Setting the RGB Output Signal Format.............................. 210
Adding Aspect Ratio Information to Composite/S-Video
Output Signals............................................................... 211
Applying Filters to the Program Output Video .................. 211
Adjusting the Audio Input Signal Levels ........................... 212
Cutting High Frequency or Low Frequency....................... 213
Adjusting the Equalizer ...................................................... 213
Using the Limiter or Compressor ....................................... 214
Adjusting the Audio Left and Right Channel Balance....... 214
Adjusting the Output Levels for Each Destination............. 215
If the Output Video Is Delayed With Respect to the
Audio ............................................................................ 216
Adjusting the Output Using the Oscillator Signal.............. 216
Saving and Loading Various Settings ...............................218
Storable Data ...................................................................... 218
Saving Various Settings Data............................................. 219
Loading Various Saved Settings Data................................ 219
Deleting Various Saved Settings Data ............................... 220
Exporting Various Settings Data ........................................ 221
Importing Various Settings Data ........................................ 222
Using the Switching Information of the Unit on a Nonlinear
Editing System ...............................................................223
Creating EDL...................................................................... 223
Exporting EDL ................................................................... 225
Deleting EDL Files............................................................. 226
Using an EDL Created on the Unit on a Nonlinear Editing
System........................................................................... 226
Importing, Renaming, and Deleting Files .........................228
Importable Files.................................................................. 228
Importing Graphics Files.................................................... 228
Importing Logo Files.......................................................... 230
Renaming Files................................................................... 231
Exporting VOD Files.......................................................... 231
Deleting Files...................................................................... 233
Checking the Internal Hard Disk Remaining Capacity ...... 235
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Formatting a “Memory Stick” ............................................236
Formatting a USB Flash Memory .......................................238
Streaming .............................................................................240
What Is Streaming? ............................................................ 240
Configuring the Network Settings...................................... 241
Setting Live Streaming Transmission ...............................244
Saving Live Streaming Transmissions as Files for VOD... 251
Starting and Stopping Streaming........................................ 254
Settings Required for Viewing Streaming.......................... 256
Placing Streaming Links in a Web Site.............................. 257
Activating Each Function Simultaneously With the ON LINE
Button .............................................................................259
Activating the Functions With the ON LINE Button......... 259
Deactivating the Functions With the ON LINE Button ..... 260
Chapter 4 Appendix
Maintenance ........................................................................261
Checking the Operating Software Version......................... 261
Upgrading the Operating Software..................................... 262
Messages .............................................................................266
Message Structure .............................................................. 266
List of Messages................................................................. 268
Troubleshooting ..................................................................275
“Memory Stick” Media ........................................................279
Notes on Using “Memory Stick” Media....................................... 279
About Data.................................................................................... 279
Notes on Using “Memory Stick Duo .......................................... 279
Notes on Using the Memory Select Function............................... 279
Specifications ......................................................................280
Dimensions ..........................................................................284
Glossary ...............................................................................285
Index .....................................................................................289
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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the
bottom.
Record these numbers in the spaces provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. Serial No.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose the unit to rain
or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE
EARTHED.
Um Feuergefahr und die Gefahr eines
elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden,
darf das Gerät weder Regen noch
Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt werden.
Um einen elektrishen Schlag zu
vermeiden, darf das Gehäuse nicht
geöffnet werden. Überlassen Sie
Wartungsarbeiten stets nur
qualifiziertem Fachpersonal.
DIESES GERÄT MUSS GEERDET
WERDEN.
Afin d’éviter tout risque d’incendie ou
d’électrocution, ne pas exposer cet
appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité.
Afin d’écarter tout risque
d’électrocution, garder le coffret
fermé. Ne confier l’entretien de
l’appareil qu’à un personnel qualif.
CET APPAREIL DOIT ÊTRE RELIÉ À
LA TERRE.
WARNING
This unit has no power switch.
When installing the unit, incorporate a readily
accessible disconnect device in the fixed wiring,
or connect the power cord to a socket-outlet which
must be provided near the unit and easily
accessible.
If a fault should occur during operation of the unit,
operate the disconnect device to which the power
supply off, or disconnect the power cords.
WARNUNG
Dieses Gerät hat keinen Netzschalter.
Beim Einbau des Geräts ist daher im Festkabel ein
leicht zugänglicher Unterbrecher einzufügen, oder
das Netzkabel muß mit einer in der Nähe des
Geräts befindlichen, leicht zugänglichen
Wandsieckdose verbunden werden.
Wenn während des Betriebs eine
Funktionsstörung auftritt, ist der Unterbrecher zu
betätigen bzw. das Netzkabel abzuziehen, damit
die Stromversorgung zum Gerät unterbrochen
wird.
AVERTISSEMENT
Cet appareil ne possède pas d’interrupteur
d’allmentation.
Lors de l’lnstallation de l’appareil, incorporer un
dispositif de coupre dans le cablage fixe ou
brancher le cordon d’alimentation dans une prise
murale proche de l’appareil et facilement
accessible.
En cas de problème lors du fonctionnement de
l’appareil, enclencher le dispositif de coupre
d’alimentation ou dèbrancher le cordon de la prise.
WARNING: THIS WARNING IS
APPLICABLE FOR USA ONLY.
If used in USA, use the UL LISTED power cord
specified below.
DO NOT USE ANY OTHER POWER CORD.
Plug Cap Parallel blade with ground pin
(NEMA 5-15P Configuration)
Cord Type SJT, three 16 or 18 AWG wires
WARNING
WARNUNG
AVERTISSEMENT
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Length Minimum 1.5 m, Less than 2.5 m
(8 ft 3 in)
Rating Minimum 10 A, 125 V
Using this unit at a voltage other than 120 V may
require the use of a different line cord or
attachment plug, or both. To reduce the risk of fire
or electric shock, refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
WARNING: THIS WARNING IS
APPLICABLE FOR OTHER COUNTRIES.
1. Use the approved Power Cord (3-core mains
lead) / Appliance Connector / Plug with
earthing-contacts that conforms to the safety
regulations of each country if applicable.
2. Use the Power Cord (3-core mains lead) /
Appliance Connector / Plug conforming to the
proper ratings (Voltage, Ampere).
If you have questions on the use of the above
Power Cord / Appliance Connector / Plug, please
consult a qualified service personnel.
AVERTISSEMENT:
1. Utiliser un cordon d’alimentation approuvé
(conducteur d’alimentation 3 âmes)/
connecteur d’appareil/prise avec contacts de
mise à la terre conforme aux règles de sécurité
de chaque pays si applicable.
2. Utiliser un cordon d’alimentation approuvé
(conducteur d’alimentation 3 âmes)/
connecteur d’appareil/prise conforme aux
valeurs nominales (tension, ampérage)
correctes.
S’adresser à un personnel de service qualifié pour
toute question concernant l’emploi du cordon
d’alimentation/connecteur d’appareil/prise
cidessus.
WARNUNG:
1. Verwenden Sie Netzkabel(dreiadrig),
Geräteanschlüsse und Netzkabelstecker mit
Masseleitung, die den Sicherheitsrichtlinien
des jeweiligen Landes entspricht.
2. Verwenden Sie Netzkabel (dreiadrig),
Geräteanschlüsse und Netzkabelstecker mit
Masseleitung, die den vor Ort herrschenden
Spannungsanforderungen (Spannug,
Stromstärke) entsprechen.
Bei Frage über die Eignung und Sicherheit von
Netzkabeln (dreiadrig), Geräteanschlüssen und
Netzkabelsteckern wenden Sie sich bitte an einen
qualifizierten Electrotechniker.
For the customers in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required
to correct the interference at his own expense.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
All interface cables used to connect peripherals
must be shielded in order to comply with the limits
for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC Rules.
IMPORTANT
The nameplate is located on the bottom.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
For the customers in the USA
This product contains mercury. Disposal of this
product may be regulated if sold in the United
States. For disposal or recycling information,
please contact your local authorities or the
Electronics Industries Alliance (www.eiae.org
http://www.eiae.org).
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For the State of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply,
See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Perchlorate Material : Lithium battery contains
perchlorate.
IMPORTANT
La plaque signalétique se situe sous l’appareil.
ATTENTION
Risque d’explosion si la batterie n’est pas
remplacée correctement.
Utilisez uniquement le même type de batterie ou
une batterie équivalente recommandée par le
fabricant.
Jetez les batteries usagées selon les instructions du
fabricant.
WICHTIG
Das Namensschild befindet sich auf der Unterseite
des Gerätes.
VORSICHT
Explosionsgefahr bei Verwendung falscher
Batterien.
Batterien nur durch den vom Hersteller
empfohlenen oder einen gleichwertigen Typ
ersetzen.
Verbrauchte Batterien entsprechend den
Anweisungen des Herstellers entsorgen.
For the customers in Europe
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic
environment, this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be
required to take adequate measures.
Pour les utilisateurs en Europe
AVERTISSEMENT
Il s’agit d’un produit de Classe A. Dans un
environnement domestique, cet appareil peut
provoquer des interférences radio, dans ce cas
l’utilisateur peut être amené à prendre des mesures
appropriées.
Für Kunden in Europa
Warnung
Dies ist eine Einrichtung, welche die Funk-
Enstörung nach Klasse A besitzt. Diese
Einrichtung kann im Wohnbereich Funkstörungen
verursachen; in diesem Fall kann vom Betreiber
verlangt werden, angemessene Maßnahmen
durchzuführen und dafür anfzukommen.
Für Kunden in Deutschland
Dieses Gerät ist nur für den Gebrauch in Gewerbe
und Leichtindustrie bestimmt.
Voor de klanten in Nederland
Dit apparaat bevat een vast ingebouwde batterij
die niet vervangen hoeft te worden tijdens de
levensduur van het apparaat.
Raadpleeg uw leverancier indien de batterij toch
vervangen moet worden.
De batterij mag alleen vervangen worden door
vakbekwaam servicepersoneel.
Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als
klein chemisch afval (KCA).
Lever het apparaat aan het einde van de
levensduur in voor recycling, de batterij zal dan
op correcte wijze verwerkt worden.
For Customers in Taiwan only
10 Usage Notes
Usage Notes
Copyright
Using this unit for video and/or audio switching,
or distribution over the Internet or otherwise may
in some cases require the permission of the
copyright holder of the video or audio.
To protect copyright, observe the following points
carefully when using this unit.
When connecting a recording device to this and
recording video or audio, carefully observe laws
relating to copyright.
Without the permission of the copyright holder,
the showing or distribution of video or audio
material of which the copyright is held by a third
party, or the act of recording on the hard disk of
this unit, sharing folders, and permitting of
access to a private group or to the public is
prohibited by law.
Even with the right to show or distribute, the act
of using this unit to edit original content with
wipes or dissolves, for example, may be
prohibited by law.
With a software upgrade or functional
extension, with the object of protecting
copyright, the specifications for the video and
audio signals that can be input may be changed
without notice.
Under copyright law, you may not use recorded
video or audio other than for your personal
enjoyment without the permission of the
copyright holder. Note that at live performances,
shows and exhibitions, even for your personal
entertainment shooting may be restricted.
Points To Check Before Using
Devices
When recording or streaming valuable data, be
sure to check the device connections
beforehand, or carry out a streaming test, to
make sure that the system is operating normally.
If when using a camera or videocassette
recorder, tape or similar there should be a failure
in another device preventing recording, no
responsibility can be taken for any loss of the
material which was to have been recorded.
Regarding Cables
Use cables (particularly generic RGB) which are
as short as possible.
IEEE1394 (i.LINK) Cables
Use cables with enhanced shielding, ferrite cores,
and similar noise-reduction measures.
About the LCD Display
Do not wipe the surface of the LCD display with
a wet object. Water that gets inside the unit may
cause it to malfunction.
Do not set or drop objects on the LCD display.
Also, do not put pressure on the display, such as
by leaning on it with your hand or elbow.
Condensation may form on the LCD display
when the unit is moved from a cold place to a
warm place, such as from the outdoors to room
temperature. If condensation forms, thoroughly
wipe off any moisture before using the unit. We
recommend using tissues to wipe up any
condensed moisture. If you wipe up the
condensed moisture while the LCD display is
still cold, the condensation may form again.
Therefore it is best to wait until the LCD display
has warmed up to room temperature.
The LCD panel fitted to this unit is
manufactured with high precision technology,
giving a functioning pixel ratio of at least
99.99%. Thus a very small proportion of pixels
may be “stuck”, either always off (black),
always on (red, green, or blue), or flashing. In
addition, over a long period of use, because of
the physical characteristics of the liquid crystal
display, such “stuck” pixels may appear
spontaneously. These problems are not a
malfunction.
Precautions for Products With
Built-In HDD
This unit has a built-in hard disk drive (HDD). The
HDD is a precision device. If subject to shock,
vibration, static electricity, high temperature or
humidity, data loss can occur. When installing and
using the unit, closely observe the following
precautions.
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Usage Notes
Protect from shocks and vibrations
When subject to shocks or vibrations, the HDD
can be damaged and loss of data on the HDD can
occur.
When transporting the unit, use the specified
packing material. When transporting on a dolly
or similar, use a type which does not transmit
excessive vibrations. Excessive shocks and
vibrations can damage the HDD.
Never move the unit while it is powered.
Do not remove panels or outer parts of the unit.
When placing the unit on a floor or other
surface, make sure to put the unit down
carefully.
Do not place the unit near other devices that may
become a source of vibrations.
Wait for 30 seconds after turning
power off
For a brief interval after the power is turned off,
the platters inside the HDD will still keep spinning
and the heads will be in an insecure position.
During this interval, the unit is more susceptible to
shocks and vibrations than during normal
operation. For a period of at least 30 seconds after
turning power off, avoid subjecting the unit even
to very light shocks. After this period, the hard
disk will be fully stopped and the unit can be
manipulated.
When HDD seems to be faulty
Even if the HDD is showing signs of malfunction,
be sure to observe all the above precautions. This
will prevent further damage from occurring until
the problem can be diagnosed and corrected.
HDD replacement
The HDD, fan, and battery of the unit are
consumable parts that will need periodic
replacement. When operating at room
temperature, a normal replacement cycle will be
about three years (five years for the built-in
lithium battery). However, this represents only a
general guideline and does not imply that the life
expectancy of these parts is guaranteed. Regarding
parts replacement, consult your dealer or your
Sony service representative.
External Hard Disk
The hard disk is vulnerable to vibration and
shock. Be sure to install the hard disk in the best
possible environment, following the operating
instructions supplied with the drive.
Even using the recommended hard disk,
depending on the operating environment or
conditions, or in the event of deterioration
because of age, the full performance of the hard
disk may not always be obtained.
Even when using the recommended hard disk to
store material, the characteristics of the hard
disk mean that frame drop or other problems
may occur.
To connect the recommended hard disk to this
unit, use the interface cable supplied with the
recommended hard disk.
Ensuring Good Performance
From This Unit
Operation and storage
Avoid using or storing the unit in the following
places.
Where it is subject to extremes of cold or heat
(operating temperature 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to
104ºF))
Where it is subject to direct sunlight for
extended periods, or close to heating equipment
(Note that the temperature inside a car with the
windows closed on a summer day can exceed
60ºC (140ºF))
In conditions of high humidity or much dust
Where it is subject to severe vibration
Close to a source of strong magnetic fields
Close to a radio, television, or other source of
powerful electromagnetic radiation
Install in a level place
This unit is designed to be operated in a level
place. Do not turn it vertically, or incline at an
angle of 20 degrees or more.
Do not apply strong shocks
Dropping the unit, or subjecting it to other strong
shocks may cause it to break.
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes
To prevent the temperature from rising, do not, for
example, wrap the unit in a blanket while
operating.
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Care of the unit
Clean dirt from the cabinet and panel by wiping
gently with a dry cloth. If the unit is very dirty,
wipe with a cloth steeped in a little neutral
detergent, then wipe dry. Do not use alcohol,
thinners, insecticides, or other volatile solvents, as
this may cause the case to deform or damage the
finish.
Shipping
Pack in the original carton, or similar packaging,
to cushion the unit from violent shocks.
Chapter 1 Overview
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Features of This System
Chapter 1
Overview
Features of This
System
The Anycast Station Live Content Producer
AWS-G500 is an audiovisual production system
including camera control, video switching, and a
live distribution system for the Internet.
The following are the principal features.
All-in-One
AWS-G500 is light and conveniently portable,
while combining video switching and audio
mixing functions with video monitor and camera
control, to provide an inclusive package for live
content generation. Whereas previously it was
necessary to assemble various devices, this is no
longer necessary, and the time and effort required
to install, connect, and adjust the equipment has
been greatly reduced.
Video Switching
You can switch between a maximum of six
analog, DV, SDI (when using a serial digital
interface module), HD analog (when using an
HD video interface module), HD SDI (when
using an HD serial digital interface module), or
RGB input images.
The system provides both mix (dissolve) and
wipe transition effects, Picture-in-Picture for
combining videos, and luminance and chroma
keying functions.
Before carrying out a switching operation, you
can preview the next selected image in the PVW
viewer.
You can mix video using a maximum of five
effects at one time, such as incorporating
(keying) a separate video clip when switching
between two video clips with a wipe or other
transition effect, as well as superimposing text
(downstream key) and displaying a copyright
logo.
Text Typing Tool Software
The system includes installed Text Typing Tool
software, which allows easy creation of titles.
Titles created with the Text Typing Tool software
can be used in the DSK (downstream key) or as
luminance keys.
Audio Mixing
You can mix up to six audio inputs.
Each channel is provided with a range of
functions, including fader, input trim, filter
equalizer, limiter, and compressor pan (balance),
allowing the sound quality and level to be adjusted
on each channel separately.
In addition, each channel has a prefader listen
function, allowing you to monitor the input audio
before any effects are applied by the fader, and
each output has a delay function to correct any
discrepancies between the audio and video timing.
Remote Camera Control
Using a camera with VISCA support, you can
remotely control the camera movements,
including panning, tilting, and zoom.
The camera preset function allows you to store
camera pan, tilt, and zoom settings. Using the
camera preset function, you can immediately set
the camera to the preset state when required just
by pressing a button.
LogoImage keyed in
Superimposed text
(downstream key)
Chapter 1 Overview
14 Features of This System
Recording on an External
Hard Disk
You can record (.avi) program outputs and video
material (video and audio) being input to the unit
to an external hard disk connected to the i.LINK
connector. By connecting the external hard disk
containing the recorded material to a nonlinear
editing system, you can go straight into editing
operations, without the need to transfer data from
video tape to the nonlinear editing system.
You can also play files recorded on the external
hard disk as input source material.
This system can use two external hard disks as
standard, or three with the addition of an option
module, recording four channels (maximum six
channels) simultaneously.
Creating and Exporting EDL
You can save the switching information
performed on this unit as an EDL (Edit Decision
List), export it to a “Memory Stick” or USB flash
memory, and then use it on a nonlinear editing
system.
If you perform switching while creating an EDL,
and simultaneously record material (video and
audio) to an external hard disk, there is no need to
start editing work from the beginning because you
can transfer the EDL you created and the external
hard disk to a nonlinear editing system.
Streaming Broadcast
You can encode in Real Media streaming file
format (.rm) in real time, for a live broadcast. In
addition, you can store live broadcasts as VOD
files on the unit’s internal hard disk and transmit
them using the internal server, or you can export
the VOD files and transmit them from a separate
server.
Switching the Aspect Ratio
for PGM Output
The system supports both 4:3 and 16:9 output
aspect ratios.
Menu items, viewer displays, and program outputs
from the system are all adjusted according to the
aspect ratio mode selected. Input materials of
different aspect ratios can coexist regardless of the
mode selected.
VCR Playback Operations
You can perform playback operations for VCRs
connected to the DV connectors of the SD video
interface module (BKAW-570) from this unit.
You can also register specific positions on a
videotape and access them whenever necessary.
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Example Applications
The following are examples of applications utilizing the functions of AWS-
G500.
Event and presentation support
At seminars, events, and presentations you can use this unit to switch among
camera inputs and data from a computer, while displaying the output on a
projector or large monitor.
Principal functions used: video switching (such as cut switching or picture-in-
picture), audio mixing, RGB input/output
Internet live broadcast
This unit includes a streaming server function. For broadcast to small audiences
(about 20 people) over an intranet, this unit can be used as the streaming server
without requiring an external server.
Principal functions used: video switching (such as a wipe transition), audio
mixing, streaming encode, streaming server
RGB input
Switching
, (page 77)
Video output
, (page 209)
RGB output
External hard
disk
VCR
Recording
, (page 188)
Streaming settings/
broadcast
, (page 240)
Switching
, (page 77)
External
hard disk
VCR
Recording
, (page 188)
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For the broadcast of things like live events to large audiences, you can broadcast
via a streaming server (Helix server).
Principal functions used: video switching (such as a mix transition), audio
mixing, streaming encode, camera presets
Simplification of re-editing after events
If you export an EDL (Edit Decision List) file with switching information from
an event saved and then use it on a nonlinear editing system in combination with
a material file recorded on an external hard disk, you can complete re-editing
work by just modifying the EDL.
Principal functions used: creating EDL, exporting EDL
Streaming
, (page 240)
External
hard disk
VCR
Recording
, (page 188)
Internet
provider
Broad-
cast
Switching
, (page 77)
External hard
disk
“Memory Stick”
Recording
, (page 188)
Nonlinear
editing system
Switching
, (page 77)
Creating EDL
, (page 223)
Exporting EDL
, (page 225)
USB flash memory
External hard
disk used for
recording the
material
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Names and Functions of Parts
Front Panel
aACCESS buttons
These buttons are used for displaying the
ACCESS menu (page 35) and monitoring audio
(page 205). When you press an ACCESS button in
one of columns 1 to 6, the ACCESS menu appears
allowing adjustment of the related video and audio
settings.
Information on input signals appears on the left
side of the menu. If you hold down the ACCESS
button in one of columns 1 to 6 for 0.5 seconds or
more, you can monitor the audio assigned to the
channel fader in the same column, and display the
audio level meter for that channel only.
By holding down two or more ACCESS buttons
simultaneously, you can monitor multiple audio
channels.
bON LINE button
This button has the following functions.
Execute/stop streaming broadcast (page 254)
Start/stop recording of material and program
output to external hard disks (page 174)
Start/stop recording to VCRs connected to the
DV connectors (page 192)
Start/end EDL creation (page 225)
You can also start all these functions
simultaneously.
1 Menu control block
Use these controls to access the menus and
settings.
For details of operations, see “Menu Operations”
(page 34).
aENTER button
This button confirms an item or input value in
menu operations.
bESC button
This button closes the top menu and ACCESS
menu or cancels numeric and character input and
returns to one level above.
AUDIO MONITOR
CH ON
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1 Menu control section
2Audio operation section
(see page 18)
3Video switcher section
(see page 19)
4Device control section
(see page 20)
2 ON LINE button1 ACCESS buttons
ESC
ENTER
MENU
1 ENTER button Arrow buttons
Roller
4 Jog roller
3 MENU button
2 ESC button
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Furthermore, pressing the ON LINE button while
holding down the ESC button enables you to
forcibly stop the following operations.
cMENU button
This toggles the top menu on or off.
dJog roller
Turn the roller up and down to select a menu item.
Pressing the roller like a button has the same effect
as pressing the ENTER button.
Use the arrow buttons when a menu operation
requires movement to left or right.
2 Audio operation section
Use these controls for audio settings and
operations.
aAudio channel faders
These buttons adjust the input levels of the audio
assigned to channels 1 to 6, in the range from –
to +10 dB (page 168).
For details of audio signal assignment, see “Audio
Signal Related Settings” (page 71).
bCH ON buttons
These buttons select whether the audio channels 1
to 6 are enabled or disabled.
Pressing a button enables the audio assigned to the
corresponding audio channel. Channels for which
the button is not lit are disabled (page 168).
You can also link the enabling of the audio
channels with the switching of the PGM selection
buttons (page 74).
cPGM fader
This button adjusts the overall audio output level
of the program output, in the range from – to +10
dB (page 168).
dAUDIO MONITOR button
This button switches the monitoring target.
Pressing if cycles the audio to be monitored
through the sequence PGM t AUX1 t AUX2
t MIX t PGM (page 204).
eMonitor level adjustment knob
This button adjusts the level of the monitor output
and the output from the internal speakers and from
the headphones (page 204).
fDIM button
This button enables the “audio attenuate” function.
This reduces each of the level of the monitor
output and the output from the internal speakers
and from the headphones by 20 dB.
gTB button
This button lets you to speak while
communicating on an external intercom system.
While the TB button is lit, sound from the front
panel microphone and headset microphone is
output over the intercom system (page 201).
ESC + ON LINE buttons Stop recording to an
external hard disk
Stop recording to a VCR
Stop streaming
Stop EDL creation
CH ON
MONI LEVEL
010
DIM TB
MIC
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+5
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1 Audio channel faders 2 CH ON buttons 3 PGM fader
7 TB button
6 DIM button
8 Microphone
4 AUDIO MONITOR button
5 Monitor level adjustment knob
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hMicrophone
This button lets you speak on an external intercom
system. While the TB button is lit, sound from the
microphone is output over the intercom system
(page 201).
3 Video switcher section
This switches video.
aPGM selection buttons
These buttons select the video which will be
displayed on the program output (page 78).
Buttons 1 to 6 select the corresponding assigned
video, and the INT button selects a video image
generated internally by this unit (color matte, color
bars, graphics files).
When you press one of these buttons, lighting it
red, the video assigned to the button is sent to the
program output.
For details of video assignment, see “Video Signal
Related Settings” (page 67).
bNEXT selection buttons
The NEXT selection buttons have the following
functions.
Selecting the video to be output on the program
output after next switching transition (page 79)
Selecting the video to be used for picture-in-
picture (page 86)
Selecting the video to be used when inserting a
key in the program output (page 99)
Specifying a camera to be controlled during
camera control operations (page 155)
Selecting the video for recording or playback
(page 176, 178)
Buttons 1 to 6 select the corresponding assigned
video, and the INT button selects a video image
generated internally by this unit (color matte, color
bars, graphics files).
A graphic file (SD_Safe_Area.tga) is provided for
displaying safe areas.
cCUT button
This button instantaneously switches the video
(page 77).
dKEY button
This button effectuates keying (page 99). When
this key lights green, the NEXT selection buttons,
MIX button, AUTO TRANS button, CUT button,
and transition lever are then assigned to keying.
eMIX button
This button effectuates a dissolve (gradually
blending a new video into the existing image).
When applying an effect it gradually blends in the
effect (page 81).
fEFFECT button
This button enables an effect other than dissolve in
a transition or when applying an effect (page 82).
You can also use it as a shortcut to the [Effect
Pattern] menu (page 85).
gPVW button
With this button you can check the result of keying
and picture-in-picture before switching it to
program output, on the PVW viewer (page 110).
hFTB button
This button fades the video in from or out to a
black screen (“fade-to-black”) (page 89).
MIC
NEXT
INT
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FTB
DSK
KEY
CUT
AUTO
TRANS
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2 NEXT selection buttons
qs AUTO TRANS button
qa Indicators
0 Transition lever
9 DSK button
8 FTB button
6 EFFECT button
7 PVW button5 MIX button
4 KEY button
3 CUT button
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iDSK button
This button add is used to images or text to the
program output video (page 90). You can use it to
superimpose text and so on.
jTransition lever
This lever allows you to manually execute a
transition or effect (page 81).
kIndicators (Ff)
These indicators show the direction in which the
transition lever is being moved. Moving the
transition lever in the direction of the lit indicator
starts the transition or effect.
However, supposing you press the AUTO TRANS
button after moving the transition lever to the
middle, for example, an inconsistency between the
position of the fader and the application of the
effect will arise and both indicators will light.
lAUTO TRANS button
This button carries out an automatic transition
with a preset transition time, either from one video
to another or when applying an effect (page 81).
4 Device control section
Use these controls to remotely control a camera
with VISCA support connected to this unit (page
155), perform hard disk operations (material
recording, file playback) (page 176, 178), perform
VCR playback operations (page 194), or to access
graphics files quickly (page 94).
aNumeric buttons
These buttons are used to access graphics files
quickly, store and recall camera presets, reset
cameras, and cue up files (page 94, 157, 162, 184).
bPLAY button
This button plays back a file at normal speed.
Hold down the REC button and press this button,
to start recording on the hard disk (page 175).
cSTOP button
This button stops file playback. Press shift and
then press this button to switch the source viewer
back from viewing a file on the hard disk to normal
input (page 180).
While recording to an external hard disk, press this
button while holding down the REC button to stop
recording (page 177).
While recording program output, press this button
while holding down the SHIFT and REC buttons
to stop recording (page 175).
dREW button
During file playback, play back fast in the reverse
direction. Each time you press, the reverse speed
increases (in six steps) (page 180).
eFFWD button
During file playback, play back fast in the forward
direction. Each time you press, the playback speed
increases (in six steps) (page 180).
fREC button
This button is used to start or stop the external hard
disk recording (page 176).
gSHIFT button
This button is pressed while using other controls to
perform the following operations.
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3 STOP button
4 REW button
6 REC button
7 SHIFT
button
9 Shuttle dial
0 Jog dial
5 FFWD
button
2 PLAY
button
8 Positioner
1 Numeric buttons
REC + NEXT
selection buttons
Reserve or cancel material
recording
REC + PLAY buttons Start material recording
REC + STOP buttons Stop material recording
SHIFT + REC +
PLAY buttons
Start program output
recording
SHIFT + REC +
STOP buttons
Stop program output
recording
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hPositioner
This control is used to pan or tilt the camera. You
can also control the speed of the camera by
adjusting how hard you press this button (page
156).
This control can also be used to change the display
positions for picture-in-picture and logos
(page 88, 99), and to move the Auto Chroma Key
cursor (page 106).
iShuttle dial (outer ring)
This dial controls the camera zoom.
During file or VCR playback, turning this dial
clockwise plays the file in the forward direction at
a speed that corresponds to the amount the dial
was turned and turning this dial counterclockwise
plays the file in the reverse direction at a speed that
corresponds to the amount the dial was turned
(page 156, 180).
jJog dial (inner dial)
This dial controls the camera focus and iris (page
156) and performs playback operations for VCRs
or files stored on the external hard disk (page 180).
SHIFT + jog dial Aperture (iris) adjustment on
camera with VISCA support
SHIFT + numeric
buttons (1 to 6)
Set camera presets
Register hard disk and
VCR cue-up points
SHIFT + numeric
buttons (1 to 9)
Register quick access
graphics files
SHIFT + numeric
buttons (0)
Camera reset
SHIFT + numeric
buttons (8)
Register a start point for auto
repeat
SHIFT + numeric
buttons (9)
Register an end point for auto
repeat
SHIFT + REW
buttons
Skip to the beginning of a
file
Move back one frame on a
VCR
SHIFT + FFWD
buttons
Skip to the end of a file
Move forward one frame on
a VCR
SHIFT + STOP
buttons
Close a file
Pause playback on a VCR
SHIFT + ENTER
buttons
Delete preset data
simultaneously
Process all files including
files that will be
overwritten
SHIFT + ESC buttons Process all files excluding
files that will be overwritten
SHIFT + REC +
PLAY buttons
Start program output
recording
SHIFT + REC +
STOP buttons
Stop program output
recording
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Rear Panel
aVISCA connector
To connect the chain of cameras with VISCA
support to this unit for remote control operation,
connect the VISCA cable (page 58).
bCable clips
Use these clips to prevent cables from accidentally
disconnecting (page 64).
cIntercom interface connector
Connect an external intercom system (page 201).
dPower supply connector (~AC IN)
Use to connect to an AC outlet (page 45).
When using a DC-AC inverter, the use of a 50 Hz
(±3%) or 60 Hz (±3%) sine wave is recommended.
Do not use a general-purpose inverter with a
square output waveform.
eGround terminal
When using this unit, connect the ground terminal
to a grounding lead.
The ground terminal is close to the audio input
connectors, so when connecting the grounding
lead be careful not to touch the audio input
connectors.
1 Audio inputs
aMicrophone/line input connectors (MIC/
LINE) 1/2 (XLR 3-pin, TRS shared
balanced type)
Input an analog audio signal from a microphone or
audio device.
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
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RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PGM RGB
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
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ON
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OFF
ON
OFF
ON
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1
2
3
SDI
4Power supply
connector
(~AC IN)
1Audio inputs 1
VISCA
connector
4SD video interface module
(see page 24)
6 PC video interface module
(see page 24)
7HD video interface module
(option) (see page 25)
8HD serial digital interface
module (option) (see page 25)
3 Video outputs
(see page 23)
3 Intercom interface connector
2 Audio outputs
(see page 23)
2
Cable clips
5 Ground terminal
5 Serial digital interface
module (option)
(see page 24)
* This figure is when an optional serial digital interface module (BKAW-580)
is installed in slot 2 of the AWS-G500. An SD video interface module is
installed in slot 2 of the AWS-G500 at the time of shipment.
Caution
Caution
LINE MIC/LINE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
+
45V
AUDIO IN
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ON
4Line input connectors (LINE) 7/8
1Microphone/line input connectors
(MIC/LINE) 1/2
3Microphone/line input connectors
(MIC/LINE) 3/4/5/6
2 +48V switch
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b+48V switch
Use this switch when a capacitor microphone
requiring a power supply is connected to the
microphone/line input connectors (MIC/LINE) 1/
2. When this is in the ON position, +48V is
supplied.
cMicrophone/line input connectors (MIC/
LINE) 3/4/5/6 (TRS balanced type)
Input an analog audio signal from a dynamic
microphone or audio device.
dLine input connectors (LINE) 7/8 (RCA)
Input an analog audio signal from an audio device.
2 Audio outputs
aMIX output connector (MIX) L/R (RCA)
These connect to an external acoustic device to
output audio signals (page 203).
bAUX output connector (AUX) 1/2 (TRS,
balanced)
These connect to an external acoustic device to
output audio signals. The output level can be
adjusted (page 202).
cPGM audio output connectors (PGM) L/
R (TRS, balanced)
These output the final audio (program audio)
created by this unit (page 202).
dMonitor output connectors (MONI) L/R
(TRS, balanced)
These provide monitor outputs of any of the PGM/
AUX1/AUX2/MIX audio (page 204).
eHeadphone connector (HEADPHONES)
(standard phone jack)
This outputs one of the PGM/AUX1/AUX2/MIX
audio (page 203).
The output level can be adjusted with the front
panel monitor level adjustment knob (MONI
LEVEL) (page 204).
3 Video outputs
aReference output connectors (REF OUT)
× 2
These output either a 60 Hz (NTSC) or 50 Hz
(PAL) reference signal to match the program
output signal.
bPGM video output connectors (PGM)
Composite video output connector
(COMPOSITE) (BNC) × 1
S-video output connector (S VIDEO) (S
connector) × 1
These output the final program (PGM) video.
You can switch to NTSC (60 Hz) or PAL (50
Hz) (page 71).
RGB output connectors (RGB) (D-sub 15-pin) ×
2
These output the final program (PGM) video as
analog RGB signals and video RGB signals.
Connect a projector or external display.
The following signals can be output (page 71).
- XGA (1,024 × 768) 60 Hz/75 Hz
- SXGA (1,280 × 1,024) 60 Hz
- WXGA (1,280 × 768) 60 Hz/75 Hz
- 15k RGB 50 Hz/59.94 Hz
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI
AUX PGM
AUDIO OUT
RRL
RL
L21
1MIX output connector
(MIX)
2AUX output connector
(AUX) 1/2
3PGM audio output
connectors (PGM)
5
Headphone connector
(HEADPHONES)
4Monitor output
connectors (MONI)
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
RGB
REF OUT
COMPOSITE
VIOEO OUT
1 Reference output
connectors (REF OUT)
2PGM video output
connectors (PGM)
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4 SD video interface module
(BKAW-570)
aAnalog video input connectors
Composite video input connectors
(COMPOSITE) (BNC) × 2
S-video input connectors (S connector) × 2
Input analog video signals.
b75-Ω termination switch
Set this switch to the OFF position when using a
loop-through connection for a video monitor or the
like by connecting a branch connector to the
composite video input connector (COMPOSITE).
The factory default setting is ON.
Use the end of a sharp implement such as a pen to
operate the switch.
cDV connectors (DV IN/DV PGM OUT)
(i.LINK 6-pin) × 2
Input and output digital video audio signals.
Only one of the Composite/S Video/DV inputs
can be used for each of IN1and IN2.
If the DV connector is set as the output, material
cannot be recorded from composite and S-video
connectors (page 190).
di.LINK connector (HDD) (i.LINK 6-pin)
× 1
If an external hard disk is connected, material and
program output can be recorded.
The following three types of recording are
available for an external hard disk.
Manually record video input to the same
interface module in combination with audio that
has the same source number as the video (page
175).
Manually record program output (page 174).
Simultaneously record material and program
output (ON LINE recording) (page 174).
5 Serial digital interface module
(BKAW-580) (Option)
aSDI input connectors (SDI IN) (BNC) × 2
Inputs SDI signals.
bSDI output connector (SDI OUT) (BNC)
× 1
Outputs final video and audio (program video +
audio) as SDI signals (page 190).
ci.LINK connector (HDD) (i.LINK 6 pins)
× 1
If an external hard disk is connected, material and
program output can be recorded.
The following three types of recording are
available for an external hard disk.
Manually record video input to the same
interface module in combination with audio that
has the same source number as the video (page
175).
Manually record program output (page 174).
Simultaneously record material and program
output (ON LINE recording) (page 174).
6 PC video interface module
(BKAW-550)
Note
Notes
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
4 i.LINK connector (HDD)
1 Analog video input
connectors
2 75-Ω termination
switch
3DV connectors
(DV IN/
DV PGM OUT)
2SDI output connector
(SDI OUT)
1SDI input
connectors
(SDI IN)
3i.LINK connector (HDD)
RGB RGB
PC
RGB input connectors
(RGB)
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RGB input connectors (RGB) (D-sub 15-
pin) × 2
Input analog RGB signals from a computer or
other source. The following image size and
frequency combinations are supported.
XGA (1,024 × 768) 60 Hz, 75 Hz
SXGA (1,280 × 1,024) 60 Hz, 75 Hz
WXGA (1,280 × 768) 60 Hz
WXGA inputs will be vertically reduced
approximately 6%.
7HD video interface module
(BKAW-560) (option)
aHD analog input connectors (YPBPR IN)
(D-sub 15-pin) × 2
These input HD analog signals. The following
signal formats for input are supported.
720/60p, 720/50p
1080/60i, 1080/50i
bHD analog output connector (YPBPR
OUT) (D-sub 15-pin) × 1
This outputs HD analog signals. The following
signal formats for output are supported.
720/60p, 720/50p
1080/60i, 1080/50i
cHD indicator
This lights or turns off in the following situations.
8HD serial digital interface module
(BKAW-590) (option)
aHD SDI input connectors (HD SDI IN)
(BNC) × 2
These input HD SDI signals. The following signal
formats for input are supported.
720/60p, 720/50p
1080/60i, 1080/50i
bHD SDI output connector (HD SDI OUT)
(BNC) × 1
This outputs HD SDI signals. The following signal
formats for output are supported.
720/60p, 720/50p
1080/60i, 1080/50i
cHD indicator
This lights or turns off in the following situations.
Caution
Lights When output of HD analog signals is
possible (16:9 HD mode (page 53)).
Turns off When output of HD analog signals is not
possible (4:3 and 16:9 SD modes (page
53)).
A black image signal is output.
HD
1HD analog input
connectors (YPBPR IN)
2HD analog output connector (YPBPR OUT)
3HD indicator
Lights When output of HD SDI signals is possible
(16:9 HD mode (page 53)).
Turns off When output of HD SDI signals is not
possible (4:3 and 16:9 SD modes (page
53)).
A black image signal is output.
1HD SDI input connectors
(HD SDI IN)
2HD SDI output connector (HD SDI
OUT)
3HD indicator
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Side Panel
a FACTORY USE connector
Inputs and outputs GPI signals.
Connecting this connector and the tally
connector of a CCU (camera control unit) or
other device enables the tally lamp of the camera
to light (page 164).
When an external device is connected, you can
perform PGM and NEXT selection button
operations from the external device (page 166).
b“Memory Stick” slot
This slot takes a “Memory Stick.” Use it for
upgrading the operating software (page 262),
importing font files (page 152), exporting/
importing job data (page 221 and 222), exporting
EDL, importing graphics and logo files (page
228), exporting graphics files created with Text
Typing Tool (page 126), exporting VOD files
(page 231), etc.
While the “Memory Stick” is being accessed, the
access indicator to the left of the slot lights.
cNETWORK connector (RJ-45)
Connect an external network adaptor or router.
This supports 10Base-T and 100Base-TX
Ethernet.
The green indicator blinks while the network is
active.
An amber LED lights while the unit is connected
by 100Base-TX.
When making Network connections
For safety, do not connect the Network connector
to circuits which may be subjected to excessive
voltage.
d REMOTE (remote control) connector
This connector is provided for future functional
expansion.
e Internal hard disk access indicator
This indicator lights while the internal hard disk is
being accessed.
f USB connectors (USB) (USB
compatible)
The upper connector is number 1, and the lower
connector is number 2.
Use these connectors to connect a USB keyboard.
Also use them for connecting USB flash memory,
upgrading the operating software (page 262),
importing font files (page 152), exporting/
importing job data (page 221 and 222), exporting
EDL, importing graphics and logo files (page
228), exporting graphics files created with Text
Typing Tool (page 126), exporting VOD files
(page 231), etc.
For details of the keyboards that can be used,
consult your dealer or your Sony service
representative.
When using the Text Typing Tool software, you
can connect and use a USB mouse.
These do not support input from a USB camera.
A USB mouse cannot be used with the main
software.
gOperating monitor connector (RGB
(GUI)) (D-Sub 15-pin)
This connector outputs the operation screen to an
external display at WXGA (1,280 × 800) size, at
60 Hz.
FACTORY USE REMOTE
RGB
(
GUI
)
RESET
USB
NETWORK
18
15 9
15
96
0 Hole for anti-theft wire
2 “Memory Stick” slot
3NETWORK connector
4REMOTE (remote control)
connector
5Internal hard disk
access indicator
6 USB connectors
7 Operating monitor connector (RGB (GUI))
8 1 (power)
button
9 RESET button
1 FACTORY USE
connector
qa Ventilation
holes
With the protective panel opened
Caution
Caution
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For information on which devices can be used,
consult your dealer or your Sony service
representative.
h1 (power) button
This button powers the unit on or off. If you hold
down the power button for at least 4 seconds, this
forces a shutdown.
After a forced shutdown, the settings of the unit
may not be preserved.
iRESET button
This button is provided for future functional
expansion.
j Hole for anti-theft wire
This hole accepts a standard anti-theft wire (3 mm
× 7 mm).
kVentilation holes
Be careful not to obstruct the ventilation holes. If
the ventilation holes are obstructed, the unit may
overheat, leading to fire or breakdown.
Other Parts
aBuilt-in speakers
You can monitor the audio using these speakers.
There is no output from the built-in speakers when
a headphone is connected to the headphone
connector.
bDisplay
This shows the operation screen (page 28).
cNum Lock indicator
This lights green when the unit is in Num Lock
mode.
dCaps Lock indicator
This lights green when the unit is in Caps Lock
mode.
eInfrared receptor
This accepts signals from the keyboard supplied
with this unit (page 48).
Caution
6 Keyboard
5 Infrared receptor
3 Num Lock indicator
4 Caps Lock indicator
2 Display1 Built-in speakers
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fKeyboard
Use this for text and numeric input.
You can also use the keyboard for menu
operations (page 35).
While the keyboard is mounted to the unit, the
EXT POWER indicator on the keyboard lights
green.
When using Esc and the F1 to F12 keys, hold
down the Fn key and press the required key in the
topmost row.
For details on changing the keyboard language,
see “Selecting the Language” (page 50).
Operation Screen
aMenu display
This displays the top menus (page 34), the INT
material selection menu (pages 91, 209), the
graphics preset menu (page 94), the camera guide
menu (pages 155, 157), the HDD guide menu
(page 178), and the VCR guide menu (page 194).
bGuidance object indication
The color of the guidance object indication has the
following significance.
Amber: When a video subject to camera control
(page 155), external hard disk control (page
175), or VCR playback control (page 194), or
INT is selected with the NEXT selection
buttons (while the KEY button is not lit).
Green: When a video subject to camera control,
external hard disk control, or VCR playback
control, or INT is specified with the NEXT
selection buttons (while the KEY button is lit).
EXT POWER indicator
Infrared receptor
Numeric
keys
PointerCharacter input keys
3 Audio level meter
4 Source viewer5 Effect display
3 Streaming display
2 PVW viewer
1 Menu display 1 PGM viewer
2 Guidance object
indication
* This example screen shows the streaming settings displayed.
Normally the streaming display cannot be viewed.
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Off: When other than a video subject to camera
control and external hard disk control or INT
is specified with the NEXT selection buttons.
cAudio level meter
When monitoring the any of the PGM/AUX1/
AUX2/MIX audio outputs or Pre Fader Listen
(PFL) result, this shows the audio level. An
indication below the meter shows which of PGM/
AUX1/AUX2/MIX or PFL is being monitored.
When the level exceeds the meter range, the
uppermost indicator lights red (page 204).
dKEY status display
The indicator lights red during keying to program
output video. The number (1 to 6) or “INT” of the
source selected for keying appears.
In addition, when [Chroma Key] (page 103) or
[Luminance Key] (page 99) is selected for [Key
Type] in the Video Effect menu, “Chroma” or
“Lum” appears respectively.
1 PGM viewer
This shows a program output.
aEDL status
During EDL creation, this shows the status of the
creation operation.
Creation operation indications
: ON LINE reservation status
: ON LINE execution status
(EDL creation in progress)
bHard disk status
During program output recording, this shows the
hard disk status, remaining capacity, and
recording operation.
Recording operation indications
REC PAUSE: Recording on standby
REC: Recording
: ON LINE recording reservation (press
the ON LINE button to enter a recording start
state)
Unformatted: Formatting required
Normal When configuring streaming settings
3Program
video
2Hard disk status1EDL status
4VCR status
Recording
operation
Hard disk
drive number
Remaining time
Remaining capacity is
indicated by a progress bar
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Disk Full: No disk space left (200 MB or less)
File Number Full: The number of files that can
be recorded has been exceeded
Device Error: It became impossible to recognize
the hard disk during recording
REC Error: Recording error
cProgram video
Displays the program output video. The size of the
video differs, depending on the PGM output
aspect ratio setting (page 52).
When using 4:3 mode
The video is displayed at 480 × 360 pixels at
about 30 fps (about 25 fps for PAL). During
streaming, the size is 320 × 240 pixels.
When using 16:9 SD or 16:9 HD mode
The video is displayed at 426 × 240 pixels at
about 30 fps (about 25 fps for PAL).
Video displayed on the PGM viewer lags several
frames behind the video output from the PGM
video output connectors.
In any of the video viewers displayed on the
operation screen (PGM/PVW/source) the video
may deteriorate, but this is an artifact of the
display system. There is no effect on the video
output from the program video output
connectors.
dVCR status
While recording to a VCR, this shows the status of
the recording operation.
Recording operation indications
: ON LINE reservation
status (You can start recording by pressing the
ON LINE button.)
: ON LINE execution status
(Recording to VCR in progress.)
: Recording has stopped due to
reasons including the tape ending
No Cassette: There is no videocassette, disc, or
other medium inserted
No Response: Cannot control playback from
the unit
Indications when manual playback
controls are performed during recording
control
: Recording
REC PAUSE: Recording on standby
: Stopped
No Cassette: There is no videocassette, disc, or
other medium inserted
No Response: Interface has not been
established
PLAY: Playback
STILL: Paused
: Fast forward
: Fast reverse
2 PVW viewer
This shows a preview of the video.
This allows you to check the input video selected to be shown next, keying, or picture-in-picture result
before switching to program output.
Caution
1What the preview
is showing
2 Preview video
3 Status
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aWhat the preview is showing
Amber: When showing the video selected by the
NEXT selection button.
Green: When showing the video selected by the
NEXT selection button when the KEY button
is lit (video with a key inserted).
bPreview video
Under normal conditions, this displays the video
selected with the NEXT selection buttons. The
size of the video differs, depending on the PGM
output aspect ratio setting (page 52).
When using 4:3 mode
The video is displayed at 320 × 240 pixels at
about 15 fps (about 12 to 13 fps for PAL).
When using 16:9 SD or 16:9 HD mode
The video is displayed at 426 × 240 pixels at
about 15 fps (about 12 to 13 fps for PAL).
cStatus
The status shown here differs as follows
depending on the video to be previewed.
When showing video from a remotely
controlled VISCA compliant camera
The status of the VISCA compliant camera is
shown.
No Response: Communication cannot be
established with the camera.
Initializing: Appears at system startup and during
camera reset.
When showing an INT graphics file
Loading: While file is loading
When playing a file on an external hard
disk
The status of file operations is shown.
File operation indications
Opening: Opening a file
PLAY: Playback
STOP: Stopped
STILL: Playback speed is set to zero with the
shuttle dial, or playback is stopped with the
jog dial
JOG: Using the jog dial
x2: Fast forward (x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, x64)
x2: Fast reverse (x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, x64)
The x1/8, x1/2, and x1 indications are also
displayed while you are using the shuttle dial for
playback operations.
Play position
This shows the file play position.
When the play position is at the beginning or end,
z of each end lights.
While auto repeat playback is set, an icon is
displayed on the right side, and the positions of the
start and end points are indicated if they have been
set (page 181).
When performing playback on a VCR
VCR playback indications
PLAY: Playback
: Stopped
STILL: Playback speed has been set to zero
with the shuttle dial, or playback has been
stopped with the jog dial
JOG: The jog dial operation in progress
: Fast forward
: Fast reverse
No Cassette: There is no videocassette, disc, or
other medium inserted
No Response: Interface has not been
established
: Recording
REC PAUSE: Recording on standby
File operation
Play position Timecode
Note
Play position
Start point End point Icon
VCR playback operation
Timecode
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3 Streaming display
This shows the settings and status of the streaming
broadcast.
aVOD icon
This appears when a VOD file has been saved and
the internal server is running.
bON LINE icon
This appears when streaming can be started after
the ON LINE button has been pressed.
cInformation display
This shows the following information:
the file name registered in the top menu
video size set in the top menu
transfer rate set in the top menu
the status of the server or encoder
dLive access URL
This appears when the unit is used as a server for
a broadcast. Audience members can view the
broadcast by accessing this URL.
eTitle
This shows the streaming title.
4 Source viewer
aThumbnails
These show the video assigned to the selection
buttons at 160 × 120 pixels, at about 10 fps (about
8 to 9 fps for PAL). The video display is squeezed for 16:9 input
materials.
bSource number
This is the number (1 to 6 and INT) assigned to the
source (video or audio).
1 VOD icon
3Information display4 Live access
URL
2 ON LINE icon
5Title
Initializing Starting server or encoder
Live Ready
and/or VOD
Ready
Server started up, and encoder ready
Starting Encoder connecting to server
Broadcasting
and/or
Recording
Encoding
Stopping Ending the encoder
Reconnecting While re-establishing a connection
to the server.
Failed When a connection failed to be
established because of the settings
of the unit, the status of the network
or external server, etc.
Error The encoder had failed to end, or an
error occurred.
1 Thumbnails
2 Source number 3 Audio source name 4 Video source name
5 Input signal indication
6 Peak indication
9 Device status 7 Selection frame8 Hard disk status
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These correspond to the PGM selection button, the
NEXT selection button, and the audio channel
fader numbers.
cAudio source name
This shows the name of the audio signal assigned
to the channel fader (page 71) or the file name on
the external hard disk (page 178).
dVideo source name
In viewers 1 to 6, this shows the name of the video
signal assigned to the selection button (page 67) or
the file name on the external hard disk (page 178).
For the INT viewer, this displays the color matte
and color bars, or the graphics file name selected
in the INT source selection menu.
eInput signal indication
If the input level of the audio assigned to a channel
fader is -60 dBFS or more, this lights green, and
you can check that there is an audio input.
For stereo you can check left and right channels
separately; for monaural both channels are shown
the same.
fPeak indication
If the input level of the audio assigned to a channel
fader is -8 dBFS or more, this lights red.
For stereo you can check left and right channels
separately; for monaural both channels are shown
the same.
gSelection frame
Depending on the selection state, the frame color
changes.
Red: Video selected with PGM selection button
Amber: Video selected with NEXT selection
button
Green: Video selected with NEXT selection
button when the KEY button is lit (video with
a key inserted)
hHard disk status
When an external hard disk is connected, this
shows the status of the hard disk, the remaining
recording capacity, and the recording operations.
Recording operation indications
REC PAUSE: Recording on standby
No Signal: Recording is stopped because
there is no video signal input
REC: Recording
: ON LINE recording reservation (press
the ON LINE button to enter a recording start
state)
Unformatted: Error requiring formatting
Disk Full: No disk space left (200 MB or less)
File Number Full: The number of files that can be
recorded has been exceeded
Device Error: It became impossible to recognize
the hard disk during recording
REC Error: Recording error
iDevice status
The content displayed differs as follows
depending on the material.
Video from a VISCA-compatible camera
being controlled remotely
Displays the VISCA-compatible camera’s status.
No Response: Communication cannot be
established with the camera.
Initializing: Appears at system startup and during
camera reset.
INT graphics file
Loading: File is loading
When playing a file on the external hard
disk
Displays the status during file operation or VCR
playback.
File operation and VCR playback
indications
No Response: The VCR is not responding
No Cassette: There is no videocassette inside the
VCR
Opening: Opening a file
PLAY: Playback
STOP: Stopped
STILL: During file operation
Hard disk
drive number
Remaining capacity shown by progress bar
Available
recording time
Recording
operations
Play position Corresponding hard
disk number
Timecode
File operation
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Playback speed has been set to zero with the
shuttle dial
Playback has been stopped with the jog dial
During VCR playback
Playback speed has been set to zero with the
shuttle dial
Playback has been stopped with the jog dial
Playback has been paused with the SHIFT +
STOP buttons
Moved back one frame with the SHIFT +
REW buttons
Moved forward one frame with the SHIFT +
FFWD buttons
JOG: Using the jog dial
x8: Fast forward (x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, x64)
x8: Fast reverse (x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, x64)
The x1/8, x1/2, and x1 indications are also
displayed while you are using the shuttle dial for
playback operations.
During VCR playback, only or
appears.
Play position
This shows the file play position.
When the play position is at the beginning or end,
z of each end lights.
While auto repeat playback is set, an icon is
displayed on the right side, and the positions of the
start and end points are indicated if they have been
set (page 181).
5 Effect display
This shows the video transition effect types and
patterns and transition time (page 84).
Menu Operations
This unit includes top menus, which are used to make various operational
settings, and ACCESS menus, which are used to make adjustments to the video
and audio being input to this unit.
This section describes the basic operations common to these menus.
Displaying top menus and ACCESS menus
Top menus
Press the MENU button, to display the top menu in the menu display.
Notes
Start point End point Icon
Top menu
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When you select and confirm an item in the top menu, submenus appear, three
levels deep.
You can set priority to be given to displaying the PVW viewer while submenus
are open (page 113).
ACCESS menu
Press the ACCESS button corresponding to the number of input you want to
adjust, to display the ACCESS menus, three levels deep, in the source viewer
together with the viewer for that number.
Starting with Software Version 2.00, the menu displays will differ depending on
the interface module in use and video signal assignments.
Menu operations
Sub-menu
Note
Caution
Video Effect
DSK
Fade To Black
Logo
File Manager
ON LINE Manager
Streaming
Network
Video Input Assign
Selecting a menu item
Turn the jog roller up or down.
You can also use the R and r keys on the
keyboard.
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Zoom Enable
Focus Auto
lris Auto
White Balance Auto
Disable
Enable
ENTER
Confirming an item and proceeding to the next layer
Press the ENTER button.
or
Press the jog roller.
or
Press the t button by the jog roller.
You can also use the t key or ENTER key
on the keyboard.
Zoom Enable
Focus Auto
lris Auto
White Balance Auto
Disable
Enable
Returning to the higher level
Press the T button by the jog roller.
You can also use the T key on the
keyboard.
Zoom Enable
Focus Auto
lris Auto
White Balance Auto
Disable
Enable
Confirmation
Confirming a selection
Press the ENTER button.
or
Press the jog roller.
You can also use the ENTER key on the
keyboard.
Slider operation
Turn the jog roller up or down.
You can also press R or r on the keyboard.
Moving the cursor to the next item:
Press the T or t button by the jog roller.
You can also press the T or t keys while
holding down Ctrl on the keyboard.
Entering numeric or text values:
Enter with the keyboard.
Confirmation:
Press the ENTER button.
or
Press the jog roller.
You can also use the ENTER key on the
keyboard.
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Operation Screen (Text Typing Tool Software)
aFile name
This shows the name of the open file.
bExit button
Click this to exit the Text Typing Tool software,
and start the Anycast Station main software.
Closing a menu
For a top menu: Press the MENU button or ESC button.
For an ACCESS menu: Press the same ACCESS button used to display, or the ESC button.
Pressing an ACCESS button while the top menu is displayed closes the top menu and opens the
ACCESS menu.
Pressing the MENU button while the ACCESS menu is displayed closes the ACCESS menu and
opens the top menu.
Notes
1 File operation section
1 File name
3 Font operation section2 Tool operation section
7 Sheet operation section
2 Exit button
6View operation
section 5 Page operation section 4Modifier operation
section
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1File operation section
aNew button
This creates a new file (page 121).
bOpen button
This opens a previously saved file. A list of
existing files appears (page 122).
cSave button
This saves a file (page 122).
The file is also simultaneously saved in the
Anycast Station main software, and the file name
appears in the INT selection menu.
dSave as... button
This saves the file with a different name (page
124).
eImport FONT... button
This imports a font file from a “Memory Stick” or
USB flash memory (page 152).
fDelete FONT button
This deletes unwanted font files (page 153).
gExport TIFF... button
This saves the open file to a “Memory Stick” or
USB flash memory in TIFF format (page 126).
hExport TGA... button
This saves the open file to a “Memory Stick” or
USB flash memory in TARGA format (page 126).
iDelete button
This deletes unwanted files (page 125).
jClose button
This closes the open file, and displays a new sheet.
2Tool operation section
Select the tools needed to create and edit an object.
aSelection tool
When you click this, the mouse pointer changes to
, and you can select, adjust, and move an object
(page 120).
An orange frame appears around the selected
object.
bEyedropper tool
When you click this, the mouse pointer changes to
, and you can set the color of the selected object
to be the same as the color of another object or the
background image (page 142).
cLine tool
You can create a straight line (page 134).
You can create three types of line: solid, broken,
and dotted.
dText tool
When you click this, you can create a text object
(page 127).
When the selection tool is selected, you can move
the selected object with the keyboard arrow keys.
Hold down the Shift key while pressing the arrow
keys to speed up the movement.
1New button
2Open button
3Save button
4Save as...
button
6Delete FONT
button
0Close button
9Delete button
8Export TGA...
button
5Import FONT...
button
7Export TIFF...
button
Note
1Selection tool
2Eyedropper tool
3Line tool
4Text tool
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eBring to front tool
This brings the selected object to the front (page
145).
fBring forward tool
This brings the selected object one level forward
(page 145).
gMove backward tool
This moves the selected object one level back
(page 145).
hMove to back tool
This moves the selected object to the back (page
145).
iVertical centering tool
This moves the selected object to the vertical
center of the screen (page 146).
jHorizontal centering tool
This moves the selected object to the horizontal
center of the screen (page 146).
kLower/third positioning tool
This moves the selected object so that its lowest
part is aligned to a predetermined position (page
146).
lLower-third memory tool
If you select an object and then click this tool, the
lowest part of the selected object is set as the
lower-third position.
mLower-third reset tool
Restores the lower-third position to its default
setting.
3Font operation section
aFont name
This selects the font for a text object (page 128).
The currently selected font always appears.
bSize
This selects the size of a text object (page 129).
cBold button
This sets the text object to bold face (page 130).
dItalic button
This sets the text object to italic face (page 130).
eUnderline button
This underlines the text object (page 130).
fKerning
This sets the inter-character spacing of the text
object (page 131).
gSpacing
This sets the line spacing of the text object (page
131).
5Bring to front tool
6Bring forward tool
7Move backward tool
8Move to back tool
9Vertical centering tool
0Horizontal centering tool
qa Lower/third positioning tool
qs Lower-third memory tool
qd Lower-third reset tool
1Font
name
2Size
3Bold
button
4Italic
button
5Underline
button
6Kerning
7Spacing
8Left align button
9Center align button
0Right align button
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hLeft align button
Aligns a text object comprising multiple lines to
the left (page 131).
iCenter align button
Aligns a text object comprising multiple lines to
the center (page 131).
jRight align button
Aligns a text object comprising multiple lines to
the right (page 131).
4Modifier operation section
Click the mark on a tab to select it, and bring it to the front.
The modifier operation section has three tabs: [Text], [Line], and [BG]. The [Text] tab and [Line] tab are
further divided into three tabs.
xText tab
You can set the color and other settings of a text object. This tab is divided into the Color tab, Edge tab,
and Shadow tab.
aText color selection buttons
Select the color of a text object (page 132).
bEdge style selection buttons
Select whether the object has an outline ([None]
for no outline), and select the shape of corners
(page 133).
cWidth
Set the width of the outline. Select or enter a
numeric value (page 133).
dEdge color selection buttons
Select the color of the outline (page 133).
2
Edge style selection buttons
4Edge color selection buttons
3Width
1
Text color selection
buttons
5Shadow style
selection button
6Shadow creation
section
7Color creation section
8Gradation pattern
9Transparency
Color tab Edge tab Shadow tab
Direction indicator
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eShadow style selection button
Select whether the object has a shadow ([None] for
no shadow), and select the style of the shadow
(page 136).
fShadow creation section
Adjust the angle, distance, and degree of blurring
of the shadow (page 136).
Direction indicator: Click this to move the
needle, and change the direction of the
shadow of the object to that of the needle.
Degree: Set a numerical value for the direction of
the shadow.
Distance: Set a numerical value for the distance of
the shadow.
Softness: Set a numerical value for the degree of
blurring of the shadow.
gColor creation section
When [Paint] is selected in the Color tab and Edge
tab, you can create your own color for the outline
and shadow of the object (page 141).
hGradation pattern
Apply gradation to the color of the object (page
144).
iTransparency
Set the transparency of each of the color and
shadow of the object and the background created
with paint (page 143).
xLine tab
You can set the color and other settings of a line object. This tab is divided into the Color tab, Edge tab,
and Shadow tab.
jLine style selection buttons
Select the color of the line object (page 135).
kWidth
Set the line width of the line object. Select or enter
a numeric value (page 135).
lLine color selection buttons
Select the line style of the line object (page 136).
0Line style selection buttons
These sections are
the same as 2 to
9 of the [Text] tab.
qa Width
qs Line color selection buttons
Color tab Edge tab Shadow tab
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xBG tab
You can set the background color.
mBackground color selection buttons
Select the background color (page 138).
nTransparency
Set the transparency of the background created
with paint.
5Page operation section
This is used for sheet display, sheet turning, and
resequencing.
aTop button
Click this to display the first sheet.
bSheet Move button (forward)
Click this to exchange the currently displayed
sheet with the previous sheet.
cPrev Sheet button
Click this to display the previous sheet.
dPage display
This shows the sheet number of the currently
displayed sheet.
eNext Sheet button
Click this to display the next sheet.
fSheet Move button (rearward)
Click this to exchange the currently displayed
sheet with the next sheet.
gEnd button
Click this to display the last sheet.
This section is the
same as 7 of the
[Text] tab.
qf Transparency
qd Background color
selection buttons
1Top button 2Sheet Move
button (forward)
3Prev Sheet
button
5Next sheet
button
6Sheet Move
button
(rearward)
7End button
4Page display
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6View operation section
aBackground display selection button
Set the background display (page 149).
Checker: Displays a checkered pattern as the
background.
Live: Displays the program output video of the
main software (page 148).
BG: Displays the background selected on the
[BG] tab (page 148 and 148).
bCapture button
The program output video image of the main
software is captured each time this button is
clicked (page 149).
cSafe Area
When this is selected, a dotted line shows the safe
area (page 150).
Off: Does not display the safe area.
4:3: Displays a dotted line showing the safe area
for 4:3 aspect ratio.
16:9: Displays a dotted line showing the safe area
for 16:9 aspect ratio.
7Sheet operation section
aNew Sheet button
This adds a sheet to the open file (page 148). You
can create up to 99 sheets.
bDelete Sheet button
This deletes the open sheet (page 148).
1Background
display
selection button
2Capture button
3Safe Area
2Delete Sheet
button
1New Sheet
button
Chapter 1 Overview
44 Names and Functions of Parts
Chapter 2 Preparations
45
Installation/Default Settings
Chapter
2
Preparations
Installation/Default Settings
This section describes the procedure for installing the unit, connecting the power
cord, starting up the system, and setting the date, time, and video output signal
format.
Installing the Unit
Install the unit in a level place. The unit weighs about 17.7 lbs (8 kg). Check that
the installation location is strong and spacious enough to accommodate the unit
before installing.
There are ventilation holes on both sides of the unit. To ensure adequate air flow,
there must be a space of at least 12 inches (300 mm) on each side of the unit.
Connecting the power
Connect the power cord to the power inlet on the unit and the wall outlet.
Num
Caps
12 inches
(300 mm)
12 inches
(300) mm
AC IN
LINE MIC/LI
N
87 6 5
4
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Use a 3-pin - 2-pin conversion adaptor, if required.
Connect the grounding lead of the 3-pin/2-pin adaptor to the ground terminal.
If grounding is not possible, consult your dealer or your Sony service
representative.
Fitting a Keyboard
To install the keyboard in this unit, align it with the keyboard space, with the keys
upward, and slide in the direction shown by the arrow. Power is supplied to the
keyboard from the main unit, and the EXT POWER indicator on the keyboard
lights.
When not using the keyboard, you can insert it upside down. In this case, no
power is supplied to the keyboard.
Note
Caution
Note
3-pin - 2-pin
conversion adaptor
47
Installation/Default Settings
Chapter 2 Preparations
Using the keyboard away from the unit
You can use the keyboard away from the unit. In this case, it is necessary to insert
a pair of standard batteries (CR2032) to power the keyboard.
To detach the keyboard
Using the groove locating at the right of the keyboard space, lift the keyboard out.
To insert batteries in the keyboard
1
Detach the keyboard from the main unit.
2
Detach the battery holder from the keyboard.
To remove the battery holder, use the end of a sharp implement such as a pen.
3
Load two batteries (CR2032) in the battery holder, and insert in the
keyboard.
If batteries are inserted incorrectly, this may lead to electrolyte leakage or
other damage. Note the following carefully.
Check that the polarity is correct.
Do not use new and old batteries together, or batteries of different types.
Do not attempt to charge the batteries.
When not using the keyboard for a long period, remove the batteries.
If a battery should leak, remove any spilled fluid from the battery holder,
before inserting a new battery.
Caution
Caution
Make sure the
positive (+)
terminal of
each battery is
facing upward.
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48 Installation/Default Settings
Infrared transmitting range
The range over which the keyboard can operate with infrared control is shown in
the following figure.
Starting and Closing Down the Unit
Starting
Press the 1 (power) button on the side panel.
The startup screen appears.
When the startup completes, the operation screen appears.
If the display is closed while the unit is operating, the temperature will rise, and
this may cause failure.
Closing down
Press down the 1 (power) button on the side panel.
The following message appears.
The last set data is saved.
If an external hard disk is connected, it is automatically unmounted (page 186).
Caution
Notes
Within 6 feet
6 inches (2 m) 20°
40°
0 - 95°
60°
40°
49
Installation/Default Settings
Chapter 2 Preparations
This closes down the operating software, and powers off.
It takes a little while before the power turns off after the screen disappears.
If you hold down the power button for at least 4 seconds, this forces a
shutdown. After a forced shutdown, the settings of the unit may not be
preserved.
When restarting the unit immediately after shutting down, wait at least 5
seconds after shutdown before pressing the power button.
Button operations performed while an application is closing will not be
properly reflected on the system.
Using the timer to shut down the system/Releasing the timer setting
You can use a timer to shut down the unit.
Do not shut down the system using the timer while recording to an external hard
disk. The recorded file may become damaged and unusable.
1
While the Anycast Station main software is running, hold down the keyboard
Alt and Ctrl keys, and press the T key.
The following confirmation message appears.
It is not possible to use this function while the Text Typing Tool software is
running.
2
To set the timer, press the ENTER button.
To release the timer, press the ESC button.
When setting the timer
The timer indication appears to the right of “LOCAL TIME.”
When the text entry tool is started, the timer display disappears, but the timer
function continues to operate.
The countdown appears from -120 min.
After two hours the system is powered off.
When releasing the timer
The timer display disappears.
Caution
Caution
Note
Note
Chapter 2 Preparations
50 Installation/Default Settings
Selecting the Language
Set the language to correspond to the keyboard being used.
The default setting is “English (US).”
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [System].
3
1 Select [Language], and confirm; 2 select the appropriate language from
the list, and confirm.
The operation screen appears as shown below.
4
Confirm the message that appears, and press the ENTER button.
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
6
Restart the system.
Setting the Time Zone
Set the time zone for your geographical location.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [System].
3
1 Select [Time Zone], and confirm; 2 select the area, and confirm;
3 select the region, and confirm.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Date/Time
Time Zone
System TC xx:xx:xx:xx
Language
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese
(Traditional)
English
(UK) English
(UK)
B English
(US) English
(US)
French Français
German Deutsch
Italian Italiano
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese Português
Spanish Español
12
Data/Time
Time Zone
System TC xx:xx:xx:xx
Language
America
US Time Zones
Canada Time Zones
Asia
Atlantic Ocean
Australia
Europe
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
B None of the above
B GMT
GMT + 0
GMT + 1
GMT + 2
GMT + 3
GMT + 4
GMT + 5
GMT + 6
GMT + 7
GMT + 8
123
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Installation/Default Settings
Chapter 2 Preparations
The notation system for displaying time zone data in relation to GMT is based on
the form POSIX minutes-west-of-GMT in which the hour decreases as you move
east and increases as you move west.
Setting the Date and Time
Set the internal clock.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [System].
3
1 Select [Date/Time], and confirm; 2 enter the date and time in the input
box, and confirm.
Using the arrow buttons on the jog roller (or the T and t keys while
holding the Ctrl key on the keyboard), select the item to change and enter a
numeric value with the keyboard.
The time set in “LOCAL TIME” appears at the upper left of the operation
screen.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
If this unit is operated for a long period, the clock may drift out of its correct
setting. Resetting the clock at regular intervals is recommended.
Adjusting the Display Brightness
Adjust the brightness of the display on which the operation screen is shown.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Display].
Note
Caution
Data/Time
Time Zone
System TC
Language
2004 /05/18 12:25
GMT
12
2004/05/18 12:25
Each whole value between the separators (/, :, or space) is selected.
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3
1 Select [LCD Backlight], and confirm; 2 move the slider to adjust
brightness.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Selecting the Video Output Signal Format
Select the format for the signals output from the PGM output connectors
(COMPOSITE/S VIDEO), the SD video interface module’s DV connectors, and
the SDI output, HD analog output, HD SDI output, and reference output
connectors on the rear panel.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Video Output].
3
1 Select [PGM OUT], and confirm; 2 select the signal format, and
confirm.
A confirmation message appears.
4
Press the ENTER button.
A shutdown message appears, and the system shuts down.
Carrying out this selection may cause momentary breakup of the output video.
When [PAL/50Hz] is selected, small portions of the top and bottom of PAL
input videos will be missing. To avoid this, set the RGB output signal format
to [Video RGB] (page 210).
Video input in a different signal format than this setting can still be displayed
(i.e., displaying a PAL video input when set to “NTSC” or vice versa), but the
video quality cannot be guaranteed.
Setting the PGM Output Aspect Ratio
Select the size (ratio between width and height) of the program output video.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Video Output].
Caution
Note
LCD Backlight
Viewer Priority PVW
File TC Off
12
PGM OUT NTSC/60Hz
PGM OUT Aspect 4:3
PGM OUT Level
B NTSC/60Hz
PAL/50Hz
12
53
Installation/Default Settings
Chapter 2 Preparations
3
1 Select [PGM OUT Aspect], and confirm; 2 select a size for the program
output video, and confirm.
[4:3]: Creates programs in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
Select this when the output destinations are primarily SD (4:3).
[16:9 SD]: Creates programs in the 16:9 aspect ratio.
Select this when the output destinations are primarily SD (4:3) or when
giving priority to PGM recording to external hard disks.
[16:9 HD]: Creates programs in the 16:9 aspect ratio.
Select this when the output destinations are primarily HD (16:9).
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Relation between aspect ratio settings and output signals
*1 Output from the built-in composite or S-Video output connector, the SD video
interface module or serial digital interface module.
*2 Output from the HD video interface module or HD serial digital interface module.
*3 Output from the built-in RGB output connector.
Output connector / PGM recording to HDD
SD output*1 HD output*2 RGB output*3 PGM recording
to external hard
disk drives
4:3
mode 4:3 Black &
silent signal
4:3 4:3
16:9 SD
mode
16:9 squeeze Black &
silent signal
XGA/SXGA
16:9 squeeze
WXGA
16:9
16:9 squeeze
16:9 HD
mode
Composite,
S-video
16:9 squeeze
16:9
XGA/SXGA
16:9 squeeze
WXGA
16:9
PGM recording to
external hard disk
drives is
unavailable
No signal for DV
SDI
Black & silent
signal
B 4:3
16:9 SD
16:9 HD
PGM OUT NTSC/60Hz
PGM OUT Aspect 4:3
PGM OUT Level
DV OUT
12
Output signals
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54 Installation/Default Settings
When [4:3] or [16:9 SD] is selected, program output from the HD video
interface module (BKAW-560) or HD serial digital interface module
(BKAW-590) is disabled.
When [16:9 HD] is selected, program output from the SD video interface
module (BKAW-570) or serial digital interface module (BKAW-580) and
recording to external hard disks are disabled.
Relation between aspect ratio settings, input signals, and viewer
displays
*1 Specify the aspect ratio of the input signals in the top menu with [Source Aspect] of [Video Input
Assign].
*2 Changes depending on the [Wide Zoom] setting in the ACCESS menu.
*3 Adjust [Resize] in the ACCESS menu to convert to center display.
*4 Changes depending on the [CG Wide Zoom] setting in the INT source selection menu.
Setting the System Timecode
Set the system timecode to add to files and output signals recorded on an external
hard disk.
The system timecode is used for the following functions.
The timecode of a file recorded for program output
The timecode of an EDL
The timecode of a file recorded for material (except DV material)
The timecode to add to DV signals output from a DV output connector
The timecode to add to SDI signals output from a PGM SDI output connector
Caution
Input signals
SD input HD input RGB input CG
4:3*116:9
squeeze*116:9 XGA/SXGA WXGA 4:3/5:4 16:9/16:10/
5:3
4:3
mode
4:3 16:9 squeeze 16:9 squeeze 4:3 16:9 squeeze 4:3 16:9 squeeze
16:9
SD
mode
*
2
Wide screen
Center
16:9 16:9
*
3
Wide screen 16:9
*
4
Wide screen
Center
16:9
16:9
HD
mode
*
4
Wide screen
Center
16:9 16:9
*
3
Wide screen 16:9
*
4
Wide screen
Center
16:9
PGM/PVW viewer display
55
Installation/Default Settings
Chapter 2 Preparations
The system timecode added with this unit is a drop frame timecode (except when
PAL is set).
Setting the time to use as the system timecode
You can set the time to use as the system timecode.
At the time of purchase, the time set for [Date/Time] (local time) in the top menu
is configured to be used as the system timecode.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
Select [System] in the top menu.
3
1 Select [System TC], and confirm; 2 select [User Preset], confirm, and
select [Timecode]; 3 set a time in the input box, and confirm.
The timecode display for [System TC] is updated to the set value.
When you configure this setting, the timecode is preset at the time of
configuration and when the unit is started, and from then on, the count
increases.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Note
Note
Note
Date/Time
Time Zone
System TC 00:00:00:00
Language
00: 00: 00: 00
Local Time
B User Preset
Timecode
123
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56 Connections
Connections
This section describes how to connect devices for video and audio input and
output. The following figure shows an example system configuration and signal
flow. Refer to the pages indicated for details of how to make connections.
In addition, after connecting each device, you must configure settings on the unit
for each input and output signal. See page 66 for details on the settings of each
input and output signal.
System configuration example 1: When a serial digital interface module is connected
AUDIO IN
Anycast Station
MIC/LINE
LINE
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT
PGM
RGB
INTERCOM
VIDEO IN (OUT)
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
DV (IN/OUT)
HDD (IN/OUT)
PC Video
Interface Module
(BKAW-550)
SD Video
Interface Module
(BKAW-570)
Serial Digital
Interface Module
(BKAW-580)
RGB
VISCA
HDD (IN/OUT)
SDI OUT
SDI IN
* Depending on the device, signal
input/output settings may be
required.
Refer also to the manuals provided
with the devices you are connecting.
Microphone (page 59)
Amplifier (page 64)
Camera with
VISCA support
(page 58)
Camcorder
(page 60)
VCR (page 61)
External hard disk
(page 62)
Intercom system (page 200)
Projector (page 63)
Plasma display (page 63)
Speaker
Signal flow
Computer (page 59)
Camcorder
(page 60)
Monitor
(page 63)
57
Connections
Chapter 2 Preparations
System configuration example 2: When an HD video interface or HD serial digital
interface module is connected
Use the shortest possible cable type (especially with unregulated RGB).
Shorter cables are recommended because, in general, using long cables to
connect devices increases the risk of signal noise. Even when connecting this
unit to another, it is best to use the shortest cables possible.
Be careful with the connector portions of the interface modules, which may
become hot depending on the conditions of operation.
Caution
AUDIO IN
Anycast Station
MIC/LINE
LINE
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO OUT
PGM
RGB
INTERCOM
VIDEO IN (OUT)
YP
B
P
R
IN
YP
B
P
R
IN
YP
B
P
R
OUT
RGB
(BKAW-560)
VISCA
HD SDI IN
HD SDI IN
HD SDI OUT
HD Video
Interface module
(BKAW-590)
HD Serial Digital
Interface module
(BKAW-550)
PC Video
Interface module
* Depending on the device, signal
input/output settings may be
required.
Refer also to the manuals provided
with the devices you are connecting.
Microphone (page 59)
Amplifier (page 64)
Camera with
VISCA support
(page 58)
Camcorder
(page 60)
VCR (page 61)
VCR (page 61) Intercom system (page 200)
Projector (page 63)
Plasma display (page 63)
Speaker
Signal flow
Computer (page 59)
Camcorder
(page 60)
Chapter 2 Preparations
58 Connections
Connecting a Camera With VISCA Support
When an HD video interface module is connected
VISCA cables up to 15 m (50 ft) are recommended to operate correctly.
When connecting a BNC cable, an RCA-BNC adaptor is required.
When connecting a BRC-300 camera, connect to the DV, RGB, and SDI input
connectors in accordance with the camera’s option board.
When connecting a BRC-700 camera, connect to the RGB, SDI, and HD
analog input connectors in accordance with the camera’s option board.
Notes
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PGM RGB
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
Color video camera
BRC-H700, BRC-300, EVI-D100, EVI-D70 etc.
VISCA OUT
VISCA IN
VIDEO OUT
VISCA cable To S-Video input
connectors
To Composite
input connectors
BNC
cable
HD
VISCA OUT
VISCA IN
VIDEO OUT
VISCA cable
To HD analog
input connectors
To HD analog
input connectors
VGA
cable
To VISCA
connector
59
Connections
Chapter 2 Preparations
Connecting a Microphone
Connecting a Computer (RGB Input)
To reduce the effects of external noise, use a cable with an attached ferrite core.
Note
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PGM RGB
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDI O IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
Capacitor microphone
(C-38B, etc.)
Dynamic microphone
(F-720/2, etc.)
To Microphone/line input connectors
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PG M RG B
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
Computer
To RGB input
connectors
RGB cable
Chapter 2 Preparations
60 Connections
Connecting a Camcorder
When an HD video interface module is connected
When an HD serial digital interface module is connected
i.LINK cables between 80 cm and 3.5 m (2.5 to 11.5 ft) are recommended.
The frequency precision of the reference output signal is within 50 ppm. When
building a system that includes devices such as a camera with a Gen Lock
input, be sure to test it thoroughly before use.
The color frame of the program output signal does not reflect the color frame
sequence of the reference output signal.
If video or audio is not output or signal noise occurs when connected to another
DV device, the problem can often be resolved by reconnecting the cables or
turning the DV device or the unit off and then on again.
Note
Caution
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PG M RG B
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
DVCAM camcorder
(DSR-PD170, etc.)
For DV connection
BNC cable
To Composite
input connectors
i.Link cable
To DV connectors
For analog connection
BNC cable
For SDI connection
HD
To HD analog
input connectors
VGA cable
BNC cable
To HD SDI input
connectors
61
Connections
Chapter 2 Preparations
Connecting a VCR
When an HD video interface module is connected
When an HD serial digital interface module is connected
i.LINK cables between 80 cm and 3.5 m (2.5 to 11.5 ft) are recommended.
If when connected to another DV device the video or audio is not output, or
there is noise, reconnect the cable, or power the DV device or this unit off and
on again. This may solve the problem.
It is not possible to connect more than one VCR to a single DV connector.
Note
Caution
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PG M RG B
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
Digital video cassette
recorder (DSR series, etc.)
For DV connection
For analog connection
To S-Video input
connectors
Audio cable
To Line input
connectors
S-Video cable
i.Link cable
To DV connectors
HD
To HD analog
input connectors
VGA cableVGA cable
To HD SDI input
connectors
BNC cableBNC cable
Chapter 2 Preparations
62 Connections
Connecting an External Hard Disk
For information about external hard disks, visit the following Anycast Station
portal site:
https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/SoftwarePlusSerch.aspx (for customers in
U.S.A.)
https://www.sony.biz.net/anycast (for customers in Europe, Middle East and
Africa)
https://www.ecspert.sony.biz/ecsite/ (for the other customers)
If using a hard disk with a standby function, make sure that the standby
function is disabled before connecting to this unit.
Power on the connected hard disk before powering on this unit.
Connect the i.LINK connector directly to the hard disk.
It is not possible to connect more than one hard disk to a single i.LINK
connector (daisy-chaining connection not possible).
If you disconnect the i.LINK cable, or power off the hard disk without carrying
out the necessary preparations for disconnecting the disk, then files may be
corrupted, or the disk may need to be recovered. For details of unmounting, see
“Disconnecting the External Hard Disk” (page 186).
Caution
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PG M RG B
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
i.Link cable
From i.Link connectors
63
Connections
Chapter 2 Preparations
Connecting a Plasma Display/Projector/Monitor
When an HD video interface module is connected
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PG M RG B
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
Flat panel display
(FWD series, etc.)
To RGB IN connectors
RGB cable S-Video cable
For RGB connection For analog connection
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PGM RGB
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
Projector
(VPL series, etc.)
For RGB connection For analog connection
RGB Cable
S-Video cable
BNC cable
Monitor
(LMD series, etc.)
HD
VGA cable
Projector
(VPL series, etc.)
Chapter 2 Preparations
64 Connections
When an HD serial digital interface module is connected
For more information on setting the resolution/clock phase and format, see
“Setting the RGB Output Signal Format” (page 210).
To reduce the effects of external noise, use a cable with an attached ferrite core.
Connecting an Amplifier
Preventing Accidental Cable Disconnection
Use the cable clip as necessary to secure cables and prevent accidental
disconnection.
1
Using a flat head screwdriver, open the lever compartment as illustrated
below.
Notes
Flat panel display
(FWD series, etc.)
BNC cable
AC IN
LINE MIC/LINE
MIX
HEADPHONES
MONI INTERCOM
15
69
RGB PGM
S VIDEO
AUX PG M RG B
I.LINK
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S VIDEO
COMPOSITE
S400
RGB RGB
COMPOSITE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO OUT VIOEO OUT
87 6 5 4 3
RRLL
RL
21
21
OFF
ON
SD
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
PC
1
2
3
SDI
Audio cable
To Line input connectors or Microphone/line input connectors
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2
Pass the cables through the cable clip.
Allow some slack when routing the cables to prevent them from bending
sharply.
3
Close the lever compartment.
Installing Option Modules
To install an option module, first remove the interface module fitted to the unit
as standard, and install the new interface in the slot.
You can install an option module in any slot.
1
Loosen the two screws fixing the interface module fitted as standard.
2
Pull out the interface module.
3
Insert the option module into the slot.
4
Tighten the screws.
When installing an option module, always turn the unit off first. If you install an
option module with the unit powered on, this may damage the option module.
Note
Caution
1
2
3
4
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Settings Related To Input Signals
These settings allow video and audio signals input from devices connected to the
unit to be handled within the unit.
Relation Between Input Signals and System Components
You can assign input video and audio signals to buttons on the front panel and
channel faders, then operate these to carry out switching, mixing, and combining.
The operation screen continuously displays information about the video and
audio input to this unit, and the video and audio program output.
The following figure shows the relation between the input signals and system
components, and the display on the operation screen.
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10
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Next selection video selected
with the NEXT selection buttons
Program output video selected
with the PGM selection buttons
Shows video
and audio for
each source
number
Microphones
and acoustic
devices
Cameras, VCR.
Video signals generated
internally by this unit
Color mattes
Color bars
Imported graphics files
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Video Signal Related Settings
These are preparations for handling video signals with the unit.
Assigning video input signals to the selection buttons
Assign video signals to the selection buttons 1 - 6 (PGM selection and NEXT
selection buttons).
You can confirm assignments and information on input signals using each of the
corresponding ACCESS menus. The signal names displayed in the menus are
those of signals that are capable of being accepted as determined by the unit. Not
all standard signal names are displayed.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Video Input Assign].
3
From the list select the number of the selection button, and confirm, then set
the following items in the submenu.
Assigning a name for the video
Assign a name for the video. The name assigned here appears in the source
viewer with the same number as the selection button.
1 Select [Source Name], and confirm; 2 enter the name in the input box,
and confirm.
Specifying a video input connector
Specify the video input connector to which the video signals assigned to the
selection button are input.
1 Select [Input], and confirm; 2 select the video input connector from the
list, and confirm.
Note
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name CAM1
Input S1-1 Composite
Source Aspect 4:3
Control Off
[ CAM1 ]
12
Enter up to 20
alphanumeric characters.
* The source viewer can only
display a limited number of
characters.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name CAMERA1
Input S1-1 Composite
Source Aspect 4:3
Control Off
No Assign
B SLOT1 IN1 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT1 IN2 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT2 IN1 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT2 IN2 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT3 IN1 RGB
SLOT3 IN2 RGB
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When optional modules are installed, the connectors for the optional
modules appear in the list.
When a serial digital interface module is installed
The SDI input connectors appear.
When an HD video interface module is installed
The HD analog input connectors appear.
When an HD serial digital interface module is installed
The HD SDI input connectors appear.
You can only use one of the following from the same video input on the
same interface module: Composite (Composite video input connector), S-
Video (S-Video input connector), or DV (DV connector).
It is not possible to assign more than one selection button to a single video
input connector. If you attempt to assign to a different selection button a
video input connector which has already been assigned to a selection
button, a confirmation message appears. If you then select [OK], the
assignment switches to the new selection button, and the source viewer for
the originally assigned selection button shows the indication “No Input
Assign.”
Notes
Caution
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name CAMERA1
Input S1-1 Composite
Source Aspect 4:3
Control Off
No Assign
B SLOT1 IN1 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT1 IN2 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT2 IN1 SDI
SLOT2 IN2 SDI
SLOT3 IN1 RGB
SLOT3 IN2 RGB
When installed in slot 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name CAMERA1
Input S1-1 Composite
Source Aspect 4:3
Control Off
No Assign
B SLOT1 IN1 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT1 IN2 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT2 IN1 HD Analog
SLOT2 IN2 HD Analog
SLOT3 IN1 RGB
SLOT3 IN2 RGB
When installed in slot 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name CAMERA1
Input S1-1 Composite
Source Aspect 4:3
Control Off
No Assign
B SLOT1 IN1 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT1 IN2 Composite
S-Video
DV
SLOT2 IN1 HD SDI
SLOT2 IN2 HD SDI
SLOT3 IN1 RGB
SLOT3 IN2 RGB
When installed in slot 2
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About the DV signal lock time
When DV is selected for the input video, there is a delay until the DV
signal locks and the video appears.
The items in the list depend on the interface module installed in this unit.
For details on [Control] and [Source Aspect] in the menu for 1, see
“Controlling Camera Manually” (page 155) and “Converting 4:3 Source
Materials to Wide Screen” (page 207), respectively.
4
If required, repeat step 3 similarly for the remaining selection buttons.
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Registering Cameras To Be Controlled
By registering a camera supporting the VISCA protocol with this unit you can
control it from the unit.
You can connect up to seven cameras supporting VISCA protocol to this unit in
a daisy-chain, and control the cameras from this unit at addresses VISCA 1 to
VISCA 7 in sequence. In this unit, you control a camera by specifying one of
these addresses.
The maximum number of simultaneous video signal inputs to this unit is six.
1
Connect the camera(s) supporting VISCA protocol to this unit.
For camera connection, see “Connecting a Camera With VISCA Support”
(page 58).
2
Assign the input signal from the camera to a selection button.
For assigning the input signal, see “Assigning video input signals to the
selection buttons” (page 67).
3
1 Select the number of the selection button assigned to the camera
supporting VISCA protocol, and confirm; 2 select [Control], and confirm;
3 select the camera address, and confirm.
Notes
Caution
12 3456 7
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name
Input S1-1 S-Video
Control Off
OFF
VISCA 1
VISCA 2
VISCA 3
B VISCA 4
VISCA 5
VISCA 6
VISCA 7
AV/C Player
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VISCA camera information display
By pressing the t button on the jog roller or the t key on the keyboard
while the camera address is selected, you can display the model name for the
camera, as shown below, for as long as you hold down the button or key.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Stretching 16:9 SQ Source Materials Into 16:9 Aspect Ratio
When the output aspect ratio setting is set to 16:9 SD or 16:9 HD mode, you can
configure settings to stretch 16:9 SQ materials from the analog video input and
SDI input connectors into normal 16:9 aspect ratio.
In addition, when you record material for which this setting has been configured
to an external hard disk and play them back on the unit or certain computers, the
material will automatically be stretched into 16:9 aspect ratio.
The aspect type of source materials inputted is not detected automatically.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Video Input Assign].
3
1 Select the number for the selection button from the list, and confirm; 2
select [Source Aspect], and confirm; 3 select the aspect type for the
materials to be input, and confirm.
The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[4:3]: Select this when the SD/SDI signals input are 4:3 source materials.
The materials input are handled as they are as 4:3 materials.
[16:9 SQ]: Select this when the SD/SDI signals input are 16:9 squeeze
source materials.
The materials input are handled as 16:9 materials. When you select [16:9
SQ] and record materials to an external hard disk, the materials are
automatically played back in 16:9 aspect ratio during playback.
When DV is input, 4:3 is automatically selected.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Note
Caution
Note
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name CAMERA1
Input S1-1 Composite
Source Aspect 4:3
Control Off
B 4:3
16:9 SQ
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Audio Signal Related Settings
These are preparations for handling audio signals on the unit.
Assigning audio input signals to channel faders
Assign audio signals input from the audio input connectors or signals input from
the interface modules of the rear panel to channel faders 1 to 6.
If you assign different audio signals to the left and right channels (L/R) of the
channel faders, they become stereo faders, and if you assign the same audio
signal to both channels, they become monaural faders.
If you assign DV signals, SDI signals, or HD SDI signals, they become stereo
faders.
You can confirm assignments and information on input signals using each of the
corresponding ACCESS menus.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Audio Input Assign].
3
Select the channel fader number from the list, and confirm, then set the
following items in the submenu.
Assigning a name
Assign a name to the audio signal. The name assigned here appears in the
source viewer with the same number as the channel fader.
1 Select [Source Name], and confirm; 2 enter the name in the input box,
and confirm.
Specifying an audio input connector
Specify the audio signal to be assigned to the channel fader. For stereo audio,
specify the source for each of the left and right channels separately.
For monaural audio, specify the same input for both left and right channels.
Caution
Note
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name MICI
Input (L) MIC/LINE
Input (R) Assign(R)
Link to Video Off
[ MIC1 ]
12
Enter up to 20
alphanumeric characters.
* The source viewer can only
display a limited number of
characters.
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1 Select [Input (L)], and confirm; 2 select the audio input connector from
the list, and confirm.
If in [Input (L)] you select the DV input connector, the same input
connector is automatically assigned to [Input (R)].
When a serial digital interface module is installed
- The SDI input connectors for individual channels are displayed.
- If you select CH (1/2) of the SDI input connector for either [Input (L)]
or [Input (R)], CH (1) and CH (2)are assigned automatically to [Input
(L)] and [Input (R)], respectively.
When you select CH (3/4) of the SDI input connector, CH (3) and CH
(4) are assigned automatically to [Input (L)] and [Input (R)],
respectively.
When an HD serial digital interface module is installed
- The HD SDI input connectors for individual channels are displayed.
Notes
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name MIC1
Input (L) MIC/LINE1
Input (R) MIC/LINE1
Link to Video Off
B MIC/LINE 1
MIC/LINE 2
MIC/LINE 3
MIC/LINE 4
MIC/LINE 5
MIC/LINE 6
LINE 7
LINE 8
SLOT1 DV IN1
SLOT1 DV IN2
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1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name
Input (L) MIC/LINE1
Input (R) MIC/LINE1
Link to Video Off
B MIC/LINE 1
MIC/LINE 2
MIC/LINE 3
MIC/LINE 4
MIC/LINE 5
MIC/LINE 6
LINE 7
LINE 8
SLOT1 DV IN1
SLOT1 DV IN2
SLOT2 SDI IN1 CH(1/2)
SDI IN1 CH(3/4)
SLOT2 SDI IN2 CH(1/2)
SDI IN2 CH(3/4)
When installed in slot 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name
Input (L) SDI IN1 CH1
Input (R) SDI IN1 CH2
Link to Video Off
MIC/LINE 1
MIC/LINE 2
MIC/LINE 3
MIC/LINE 4
MIC/LINE 5
MIC/LINE 6
LINE 7
LINE 8
SLOT1 DV IN1
SLOT1 DV IN2
B SLOT2 SDI IN1 CH(1/2)
SDI IN1 CH(3/4)
SLOT2 SDI IN2 CH(1/2)
SDI IN2 CH(3/4)
When CH (1/2) of SDI IN1 is assigned
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- If you select CH (1/2) of the HD SDI input connector for either [Input
(L)] or [Input (R)], CH (1) and CH (2) are assigned automatically to
[Input (L)] and [Input (R)], respectively.
When you select CH (3/4) of the HD SDI input connector, CH (3) and
CH (4) are assigned automatically to [Input (L)] and [Input (R)],
respectively.
For DV input, it is not possible to assign more than one selection button to
a single DV input connector. If you attempt to assign to a different
selection button a DV input connector which has already been assigned to
a selection button, a confirmation message appears. If you then select
[OK], the assignment switches to the new selection button, and the
originally assigned selection button returns to the default setting.
About the DV signal locking time
When DV is selected for the input audio, there is a delay until the DV
signal locks and the audio can be heard.
When a serial digital interface module or HD serial digital interface
module is installed
- SDI/HD SDI embedded audio can only be assigned to the channel fader
of the source number assigned to video that is input to the same SDI
input connector or HD SDI input connector. It cannot be combined with
analog input video, DV input video, or video of the other SDI input
connector or HD SDI input connector.
- SDI embedded audio cannot be assigned simultaneously to CH (1/2) and
CH (3/4) of the same SDI input connector or HD SDI input connector.
Caution
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name
Input (L) MIC/LINE1
Input (R) MIC/LINE1
Link to Video Off
B MIC/LINE 1
MIC/LINE 2
MIC/LINE 3
MIC/LINE 4
MIC/LINE 5
MIC/LINE 6
LINE 7
LINE 8
SLOT1 DV IN1
SLOT1 DV IN2
SLOT2 HD SDI IN1 CH(1/2)
HD SDI IN1 CH(3/4)
SLOT2 HD SDI IN2 CH(1/2)
HD SDI IN2 CH(3/4)
When installed in slot 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name
Input (L) HD SDI IN1 CH1
Input (R) HD SDI IN1 CH2
Link to Video Off
MIC/LINE 1
MIC/LINE 2
MIC/LINE 3
MIC/LINE 4
MIC/LINE 5
MIC/LINE 6
LINE 7
LINE 8
SLOT1 DV IN1
SLOT1 DV IN2
B SLOT2 HD SDI IN1 CH(1/2)
HD SDI IN1 CH(3/4)
SLOT2 HD SDI IN2 CH(1/2)
HD SDI IN2 CH(3/4)
When CH (1/2) of HD SDI IN1 is assigned
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Similarly, select [Input (R)], and confirm; select the audio input connector
from the list, and confirm.
When the input audio signal reaches the reference level, the input signal
indication in the source viewer lights green and you can confirm that there is
an audio input.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Linking program output video to audio of the same source number and
outputting simultaneously
When video is switched over to program output, you can set audio that has been
assigned to the same source number as the video to be enabled and output
simultaneously with this setting.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Audio Input Assign].
3
1 From the list, select the number for the channel fader to link to the video,
and confirm; 2 select [Link to Video], and confirm.
The setting turns on or off each time it is selected.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
The icon appears in the source viewer of the source number for
which the link was set.
When the video of the viewer in which the icon appears is program output,
the CH ON button lights and the audio channel is enabled simultaneously.
When program is not output, the CH ON button dims.
Setting the MIC/LINE level of an audio input
If the peak indication appears (when set to the default MIC/LINE
level of “Middle (-20 dB)”)
If the input audio signal is too loud, the peak indication in the source viewer lights
red.
In this case, since the MIC/LINE level exceeds the standard input level, use the
following procedure to adjust it.
Input signal indication
1
2
3
4
5
6
Source Name MIC1
Input (L) MIC/LINE1
Input (R) MIC/LINE1
Link to Video Off
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Example: When the peak indication has lit with MIC/LINE 2 connected to R and
MIC/LINE 1 connected to L, as illustrated below.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu select [Audio MIC/LINE Level].
3
1 Select the number of the MIC/LINE input connector to which is
connected the target audio signal, and confirm; 2 select [High(+4dB)], and
confirm.
In this example, both [MIC/LINE 1] and [MIC/LINE 2] are set to [High
(+4dB)].
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
If no input signal indication appears (when set to the default
microphone/line level of “Middle (-20 dB)”)
If no input signal indication appears in the source viewer even though an audio
signal is input, the microphone/line level is not reaching the reference level.
Using the same procedure as detailed in “If the peak indication appears” above,
select the number of the microphone/line input connector, and at step 3-2, select
[Low (-44dB)], and confirm.
LINE MIC/LINE
MIC/LINE
PUSH PUSH
AUDIO IN
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OFF
ON
MIC/LINE
2
MIC/LINE
1
RL
MIC/LINE 1 Middle
MIC/LINE 2 Middle
MIC/LINE 3 Middle
MIC/LINE 4 Middle
MIC/LINE 5 Middle
MIC/LINE 6 Middle
B High(+4dB)
Middle(-20dB)
Low(-44dB)
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Video Switching
Chapter
3
Operations
Video Switching
This section describes how to switch the video signals input to the unit, and
output the final video (output program) from the PGM output connectors.
With this unit, you can also apply some video effects.
First, make the settings described in “Video Signal Related Settings” (page 67).
Basics of Video Switching
This section describes only the most basic switching operations. See the relevant
sections for details of switching and effect operations.
Cut switching
This is the most basic and commonly used type of switching. The video changes
instantaneously from A to B.
For details, see “Changing the Video With a Cut” (page 78).
Switching with a transition effect
In a transition effect, the image gradually switches from one video to another
through the application of one of various effects.
For details, see “Changing the Video With a Effect Transition” (page 80).
Note
AB
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Changing the Video With a Cut
This switches the video instantaneously, with no added effects. This is the most
basic form of switching.
Basic operation for a video cut
There are two methods of making a cut, as follows.
Switching directly by pressing a PGM selection button
Checking the next video in the PVW viewer, then pressing the CUT button
The following diagram shows the flow of operations in carrying out a video cut.
Switching directly by pressing a PGM selection button
To switch from one video to another, you can simply press the PGM selection
button to which the new video is assigned.
1
In the source viewer, select the video for program output.
2
Press the PGM selection button with the same number as the selected video.
The PGM selection button you pressed lights red, and the selected video
appears in the PGM viewer.
The same video as shown in the PGM viewer is now output from the PGM
output connectors.
Press the PGM selection buttons to select the program
output video.
Press a different PGM
selection button to
switch the video.
Press a NEXT selection
button to select the next
output.
Press the CUT button.
Example: You may select video 4.
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A red frame appears around the source viewer for the selected video.
3
Determine on the next video, then repeat the procedure in step 2.
Switching with the CUT button after checking the next video in the PVW viewer
To switch while checking the new video in the PVW viewer, use the CUT button.
1
In the source viewer, select the video you want to switch to (the next program
output).
2
Press the NEXT selection button with the same number as this video.
The NEXT selection button you pressed lights amber, and the selected video
appears in the PVW viewer.
An amber frame appears around the source viewer for the next video.
Example: You may want
to switch to video 3.
Current program output video
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Lit red.
Press button 3.
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3
Press the CUT button.
This interchanges the video in the PGM viewer and PVW viewer, and
switches the program output video.
At the same time, the lit PGM selection button and NEXT selection button
interchange, and the colors of the frames in the source viewer also
interchange.
Each press of the CUT button interchanges the program output video and the
NEXT selection video.
Changing the Video With a Effect Transition
Instead of an instantaneous cut, you can gradually switch from one video to
another through the application of one of various effects.
Basic transition effect operations
The basic procedure for applying an effect to a transition is as follows.
There are two ways of executing a transition:
Automatic execution with the AUTO TRANS button
Manual execution using the transition lever
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INT
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PGM
NEXT
INT
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PGM
Lit red.
Lit amber.
Lit red.
Lit amber.
Before you press the CUT button
After you pressed the CUT button
Select the next video to be output
using the NEXT selection buttons.
Carry out the transition.
Set the transition effect.
0
M
IC
FTB
DSK
KEY
CUT
AUTO
TRANS
M
I
X
E
F
F
E
C
T
P
V
W
AUTO TRANS button
Transition lever
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AUTO TRANS button
Pressing the AUTO TRANS button carries out the transition automatically, using
the preset transition time.
Transition lever
Moving the transition lever in the direction shown by the LED indicators (fF)
progresses the transition in sync with the lever movement.
Switching with a dissolve
In a dissolve, one video image fades into another.
Basic operation for a dissolve
The basic procedure for a dissolve is as follows.
1
Press the MIX button.
The MIX button lights amber, and the effect indication on the operation
screen shows the current mix state (progress of the dissolve).
Carry out the transition.
Press the MIX button.
Select the next video to be output
using the NEXT selection buttons.
DIM TB
0
M
IC
FTB
DSK
KEY
CUT
AUTO
TRANS
M
I
X
E
F
F
E
C
T
P
V
W
MIX button
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The mix state shows the current transition time setting.
You can still change the transition time at this point. To make this change,
follow the procedure in “Changing the Transition Time” (page 84).
2
Determine the next program output video, and select this with the NEXT
selection button.
The selected video appears in the PVW viewer.
3
Carry out the transition with the AUTO TRANS button or transition lever.
The NEXT selection video dissolves into the program output video.
Each press of the AUTO TRANS button, or operation of the transition lever,
carries out a dissolve transition from the program output video to the NEXT
selection video.
Switching with a wipe
In a wipe, two video images occupy the display simultaneously, with the area
occupied by one growing until if wipes out the other. You can choose from
sixteen different wipe patterns.
Notes
Current mix state
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Basic operation for a wipe transition
The basic procedure for a wipe transition is as follows.
1
Press the EFFECT button.
The EFFECT button lights amber, and the effect indication shows the current
effect state.
The current effect state shows the transition time and effect pattern
settings.
You can change the transition time. To change the setting, follow the
procedure in “Changing the Transition Time” (page 84).
Notes
Press the EFFECT button.
Select the effect pattern in the top
menu with [Effect Pattern].
Carry out the transition.
Select the next video to be output
using the NEXT selection buttons.
DIM TB
0
M
IC
FTB
DSK
KEY
CUT
AUTO
TRANS
M
I
X
E
F
F
E
C
T
P
V
W
EFFECT button
Current effect state
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2
Select the effect pattern.
To change the effect pattern, follow the procedure in “Changing the Effect
Pattern” (page 85).
3
Determine the next program output video, and select this with the NEXT
selection button.
The selected video appears in the PVW viewer.
4
Carry out the transition with the AUTO TRANS button or transition lever.
The program output video changes to the NEXT selection video by a wipe
transition.
Each press of the AUTO TRANS button, or operation of the transition lever,
the program output video changes to the NEXT selection video by a wipe
transition.
You can apply an edge effect to the wipe pattern. For details, see “Applying Edge
Effects” (page 109).
Changing the Transition Time
Before carrying out a transition with the AUTO TRANS button, set the transition
time.
1
Press the MIX button or EFFECT button.
The current settings appear in the effect display.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
In the top menu, select [Video Effect].
4
1 Select [Transition Time], and confirm; 2 move the slider to set the
transition time.
The transition time is set in frame units.
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
The set transition time appears in the effect display.
Note
Effect Pattern T
Transition Time 30 F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
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Changing the Effect Pattern
1
Press the EFFECT button.
The current settings appear in the effect display.
Here you can also press the EFFECT button once more to recall the [Effect
Pattern] menu, and skip from step 2 below as far as 1 within step 4.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
In the top menu, select [Video Effect].
4
1 Select [Effect Pattern], and confirm; 2 select the wipe pattern from the
list, and confirm.
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
You can also close the menu by pressing the EFFECT button.
The selected effect pattern appears in the effect display.
Using Picture-in-Picture (PinP) for Combining Videos
You can generate a picture-in-picture effect by embedding a video within another
video.
Note
Note
Effect Pattern 0001
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
1080 T
1100 A
B 0001 T
0002 T
0003 T
0004 T
0009 T
0010 T
0011 T
0012 T
0013 T
0014 T
0015 T
0016 T
0019 T
0020 T
0021 T
0022 T
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When you use a picture-in-picture for combining videos, you can check the
results in the PVW viewer before program output. For details, see “Checking the
Results of Combining Videos (Effect Preview)” (page 110).
Basic picture-in-picture operations
The basic procedure for using a picture-in-picture for combining videos is as
follows.
For details on executing transitions, see “Basic transition effect operations”
(page 80).
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Video Effect].
3
1 Select [Effect Pattern] and confirm; 2 select a picture-in-picture from the
list and confirm.
The picture-in-picture information appears in the effect display.
Note
Embedded
video
Select a picture-in-picture from [Effect
Pattern] of the top menu.
Press a NEXT selection button to select
a video to embed within the video.
Execute the transition.
Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
1080 T
1100 A
0001 T
0002 T
B 0003 T
0004 T
0009 T
0010 T
0011 T
0012 T
0013 T
0014 T
0015 T
0016 T
0019 T
0020 T
0021 T
0022 T
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4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
5
Decide which video to embed, and then press the corresponding NEXT
selection button to specify the video.
The selected video is displayed in the PVW viewer.
When the following material is selected, the NEXT selection button flashes
and the picture-in-picture effect is not applied.
Material assigned to INT
Material being used for program output
Material being used for keying
6
Use the AUTO TRANS button, CUT button, or transition lever to execute
the transition.
The NEXT selection video is embedded in the program output video.
The NEXT selection button changes to red when the transition is complete.
Press the AUTO TRANS button or CUT button once more or move the
transition lever in the opposite direction to remove the embedded video and
return the color of the NEXT selection button to orange.
The transition time is always 0.
You can crop the unwanted portions from the embedded video. For details,
see “Cropping Unwanted Portions From the Video Being Combined”
(page 109).
You can apply an edge to the frame of the video to be embedded. For
details, see “Applying Edge Effects” (page 109).
Adjusting the Picture-in-Picture (PinP)
You can set the size and display position of the video embedded using a picture-
in-picture.
Caution
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You can make picture-in-picture adjustments while viewing the results in the
PVW viewer before program output. For details, see “Checking the Results of
Combining Videos (Effect Preview)” (page 110) and “Giving Priority to
Displaying the PVW Viewer” (page 113).
Changing the size of the video embedded
1
Perform steps 1 to 6 of “Basic picture-in-picture operations” (page 86).
2
Press the MENU button.
3
In the top menu, select [Video Effect].
4
1 Select [Size] and confirm; 2 select a size and confirm.
The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[Large]: 1/4 of size
[Medium]: 9/64 of size
[Small]: 1/16 of size
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Specifying the position to embed the video
1
Perform steps 1 to 6 of “Basic picture-in-picture operations” (page 86).
2
Press the MENU button.
3
In the top menu, select [Video Effect].
4
1 Select [Location] and confirm; 2 select [X] or [Y] and confirm; 3
specify the position with the slider.
Note
Effect Pattern 0004
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Large
B Medium
Small
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Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
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Y -150
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The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[X]: Specifies the horizontal position.
[Y]: Specifies the vertical position.
After step 1, you can specify the vertical or horizontal position by pressing
up, down, left, or right on the positioner. (When using the positioner, you do
not need to select [X] and [Y].)
When adjusting the position of the picture-in-picture image up, down, left, or
right, the image shifts in 10-point increments.
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Using Fade-to-Black (FTB)
This fades the video in from or out to a black screen.
Press the FTB button.
This fades out the program output to a black screen, except for any superimposed
logo.
Press the FTB button once more to fade in the video from the black screen.
While the screen is black, the PGM selection buttons change to amber.
Fading in a different video after fading out
1
After fading to a black screen, select a different video with the PGM
selection buttons.
2
Press the FTB button.
This fades in the newly selected video.
Setting the fade to black transition time
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Fade To Black].
Note
Caution
Note
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LOGO LOGO LOGO
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3
1 Select [Transition Time], and confirm; 2 move the slider to set the
transition time.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Using Color Bars and Color Mattes
The Internal Color Bar is provided for adjustment and test transmission. The
Internal Color Matte is provided for a background.
1
Press INT in the NEXT selection buttons.
The INT source selection menu appears in the menu display.
2
Select the color bars or color matte you want to show, and confirm.
This unit can output the following color bars for each video output signal
format and PGM output aspect ratio setting.
The selected internal video signal appears in the “INT” source viewer.
You can change the color of the color matte. For details, see “Adjusting Color
Matte” (page 209).
Using the Downstream Key (DSK) Function To Add Text or an
Image
You can add text or an image to video that already includes an effect or
combination.
This is useful for adding subtitles, for example.
Note
PGM output aspect
ratio
Video output signal format
NTSC/60 Hz PAL/50 Hz
4:3 mode SMPTE color bar (75%) EBU color bar (100%)
16:9 SD mode SMPTE color bar EBU color bar
16:9 HD mode EBU color bar
Note
12
Transition Time 20 F
Black
White
Color Bars
B Color Matte
Lum 11%
Sat 95%
Hue 351˚
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Basic downstream key operations
The basic procedure for downstream keying is as follows.
Inserting a downstream key
In order to use a downstream key for text or graphics, it must first be imported
onto the internal hard disk of this unit.
For details on creating a graphics file, see “Creating a Title Graphic With the Text
Typing Tool” (page 114).
For details on importing a graphics file, see “Importing Graphics Files” (page 228).
You can also register graphics files to the numeric buttons on the front panel and
access them whenever necessary. For details, see “Accessing Graphics Files
Quickly” (page 94).
1
Press INT in the NEXT selection buttons.
The INT source selection menu appears.
2
Use the jog roller to select a graphics file displayed in the lower part of the
INT source selection menu, and confirm.
Note
DSK (downstream) key
Select the image to be imported.
Select a graphics file from the INT source
selection menu.
Press the DSK button to insert the key.
Black
White
Color Bars
Color Matte
Lum 0%
Sat 0%
Hue 0%
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The selected graphics file appears in the “INT” source viewer.
While the graphics file is being read in, the message “Loading...” appears
at the bottom of the PVW viewer and in the device status in the source
viewer.
File information display
Press the t button on the jog roller or the t key on the keyboard while
a graphics file is selected, and the following information about the graphics
file and a thumbnail will display for as long as the button or key is pressed.
3
Press the DSK button.
DSK button lights red, and the graphics file image appears in the PGM
viewer.
If you press the DSK button once more, the inserted image is removed. Each
press of the DSK button alternately inserts or removes the image.
If you change the video to a black screen using FTB, no downstream key is
output. In this case, the DSK button lights amber.
Setting the downstream key transition times
You can set the DSK transition times which are the times taken for the text or
image to be gradually inserted, or to be gradually removed. These are set in frame
units.
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [DSK].
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3
1 Select [IN Trans. Time], and confirm; 2 move the slider to set the time
until the image appears.
4
1 Select [OUT Trans. Time], and confirm; 2 move the slider to set the time
to disappear.
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
The DSK transition time setting appears in the DSK display of the effect
display in the operation screen.
Adjusting the downstream key
You can adjust the parameters for inserting text or image, or crop unwanted
portions.
1
Press the DSK button to insert the image.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
In the top menu, select [DSK].
4
In the submenu, set the following adjustment items.
Adjusting the outline of the text or image
1 Select [Key Adjust], and confirm; 2 select the item to adjust, and
confirm; 3 adjust the sliders.
The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[Clip]: Adjusts the threshold level for keying.
[Gain]: Adjusts the sharpness of the key outline.
[Density]: Adjusts the density of the text or image to be inserted.
If you have recalled and adjusted a graphics file, the adjusted values of the
graphics file change as follows depending on the next file recalled:
Note
IN Trans. Time 20 F
OUT Trans. Time 0 F
Key Adjust
Crop Off
12
IN Trans. Time 20 F
OUT Trans. Time 0 F
Key Adjust
Crop Off
12
IN Trans. Time 20 F
OUT Trans. Time 0 F
Key Adjust
Crop Off
Clip 0%
Gain 0
Density 100%
Key Invert Off
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When a file with no alpha channel is recalled: adjusted values remain
unchanged.
When a file with an alpha channel is recalled: values return to their default
settings.
Inverting the key
You can invert the displayed parts and non-displayed parts of the combined
material.
1 Select [Key Adjust], and confirm; 2 select [Key Invert], and confirm.
[Key Invert] turns on or off each time it is selected.
Cropping unwanted portions of the text or image
1 Select [Crop], and confirm; 2 select [On], and confirm; 3 select the side
(top, bottom, left, or right) to be displayed, and confirm; 4 move the slider
to crop.
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Accessing Graphics Files Quickly
If you register a graphics file to one of the numeric buttons on the front panel, you
can quickly access that file whenever necessary.
Registering graphics files as presets
1
Press INT in the NEXT selection buttons, and press it again after the INT
source selection menu appears.
The graphics preset menu appears.
IN Trans. Time 20 F
OUT Trans. Time 0 F
Key Adjust
Crop Off
Clip 0%
Gain 0
Density 100%
Key Invert Off
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OUT Trans. Time 0 F
Key Adjust
Crop Off
Off
B On
Top 320
Left -400
Right 400
Bottom -320
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2
1 Select the number to register the graphics file to, and confirm; 2 select
[Preset], and confirm.
A list of graphics files that you can register appears.
Example: When registering to numeric button [2].
3
Select a graphics file, and confirm.
The graphics file is registered as a preset, and the file name appears next to
the number selected previously.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Registering graphics files without displaying the menu
You can also register graphics files without displaying the graphics preset menu.
1
Press INT in the NEXT selection buttons.
The menu that appears next is unimportant.
2
Display the graphics file to register in the INT source viewer.
3
Press a numeric button (from 1 to 9) while holding down the SHIFT
button.
Applying a name to the preset
In the graphics preset menu, 1 select the number of the preset to apply a name
to, and confirm; 2 select [Data Name], and confirm; 3 enter the data name in
the input box, and confirm.
The data name is registered.
Accessing the graphics files
1
Press INT in the NEXT selection buttons.
The menu that appears next is unimportant.
2
Press the numeric button to which the graphics file is assigned.
The accessed graphics file appears in the INT source viewer.
Deleting a registered preset
1
Press INT in the NEXT selection buttons, and press it again after the INT
source selection menu appears.
The graphics preset menu appears.
2
1 Select the number for the preset you want to delete, and confirm; 2 select
[Delete], and confirm.
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MENU
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numeric buttons 1 to 9.
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2 Anycast Station
3
4
Preset
Delete
Data Name [ aaaaaaaaaa ]
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2 aaaaaaaaaa
3
4
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The following confirmation message appears.
By pressing the ENTER button while holding down the SHIFT button, you
can delete all of the presets registered to the numeric buttons 1 to 9
simultaneously.
3
Press the ENTER button.
The preset is deleted, and the number display turns gray.
Showing a Logo on the Screen
For copyright protection purposes, you can superimpose a logo (160×120 pixel
graphic) on the video.
When the logo is enabled, the logo is superimposed on the program output video.
Basic operation for showing a logo
The basic procedure for showing a logo is as follows.
Showing a logo in the video
To show a logo, first it is necessary to import the logo file to the internal hard disk
of this unit.
For details on importing a logo file, see “Importing Logo Files” (page 230).
1
Press the MENU button.
2
In the top menu, select [Logo].
Note
1
2 Anycast Station
3
4
Preset
Delete
Data Name
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Select the logo source file.
The logo is displayed.
Import a logo.
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3
1 Select [Logo Source], and confirm; 2 select the logo file from the list,
and confirm.
The image is inserted in both the PGM viewer and PVW viewer.
By selecting a logo file from the list, it always appears in the program
output video. If you do not want to show the logo, select [None].
File information display
By pressing the t button on the jog roller or the t key on the keyboard
while a logo file is selected, you can display information on the logo file
and a thumbnail, as shown below, for as long as you hold down the button
or key.
4
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Adjusting the logo display
Adjust the parameters for logo insertion, and set the logo position.
1
Show the logo.
For details of the operation, see “Showing a logo in the video” (page 97).
2
Press the MENU button.
3
In the top menu, select [Logo].
4
In the submenu, set the following adjustment items.
Adjusting the outline of the logo
1 Select one of [Clip], [Gain], and [Density], and confirm; 2 adjust the
slider.
Notes
Logo Source None
Clip 0%
Gain 0
Density 100%
Location
None
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The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[Clip]: Adjusts the threshold level for the logo key.
[Gain]: Adjusts the sharpness of the outline.
[Density]: Adjusts the density of the text to be inserted.
When you have recalled a logo file and made adjustments, the logo file
adjustment values for the logo file depend on the next recalled file as follows:
When a file with no alpha channel is recalled: the adjustments are
maintained as is.
When a file with an alpha channel is recalled: the adjustments are returned
to their default values.
Specifying the position of the logo display
1 Select [Location], and confirm; 2 select [X] or [Y], and confirm; 3
specify the position with the sliders.
The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[X]: Specifies the horizontal position.
[Y]: Specifies the vertical position.
After Step 1, you can specify the vertical or horizontal position by just
pressing the top, bottom, left, or right part of the positioner. (If you use the
positioner, there is no need to select [X] and [Y].)
5
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Using Luminance Keying
Video A and video B images are combined by comparing the components of
brightness (luminance) to cut unneeded portions of the video B image.
Generally, bright lettering is drawn on a black background, and this is used as the
key.
Note
Note
Logo Source None
Clip 0%
Gain 0
Density 100%
Location
12
Logo Source None
Clip 0%
Gain 0
Density 100%
Location
X 320
Y 280
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Pressing the KEY button switches to key mode (the KEY button, NEXT
selection buttons, MIX button or EFFECT button light green, and the AUTO
TRANS button, CUT button, and transition lever now apply a keying
operation).
You can also register graphics files to the numeric buttons on the front panel
and access them whenever necessary. For details, see “Accessing Graphics
Files Quickly” (page 94).
Basic operation for luminance keying
The basic procedure for luminance keying is as follows.
1
Press the KEY button.
The KEY button, NEXT selection buttons, and the MIX or EFFECT button
light green and are now used for video keying.
2
Select the video for keying by pressing the NEXT selection button assigned
to it.
A green frame appears around the selected video in the source viewer.
3
Press the MENU button.
4
In the top menu, select [Video Effect].
Notes
Press the KEY button (Switches to key mode).
Select the key video with a NEXT selection
button.
Carry out the transition.
Select the effect pattern with the MIX button
or EFFECT button.
Adjust the key video.
Select [Luminance Key] for [Key Type] in the
top menu.
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1 Select [Key Type], and confirm; 2 select [Luminance Key], and
confirm.
“Lum” appears in the key status display area of the operation screen.
6
Press the MIX button or EFFECT button.
The button green, and the details of the current effect appear in the effect
display.
You can change the transition time for the effect. To make this change,
follow the procedure in “Changing the Transition Time” (page 84).
You can change the effect pattern. To make this change, follow the
procedure in “Changing the Effect Pattern” (page 85).
In key mode, you can maintain the transition time, effect pattern, and edge
setting adjustments for keying.
7
Select [Key Adjust], confirm, and adjust the key video with the submenu.
You can make keying adjustments while viewing the results in the PVW
viewer before program output. For details, see “Checking the Results of
Combining Videos (Effect Preview)” (page 110) and “Giving Priority to
Displaying the PVW Viewer” (page 113).
Notes
Note
Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Chroma
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Luminance Key
B Chroma Key
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DSK
KEY
CUT
AUTO
TRANS
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Sharpening the outline of the key
1 Select one of [Clip], [Gain], and [Density], and confirm; 2 adjust the
slider.
The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[Clip]: Adjusts the threshold for background cutout.
[Gain]: Adjusts the sharpness of the outline.
[Density]: Adjust the density of the video to be combined.
If you have recalled and adjusted a graphics file, the adjusted values of the
graphics file change as follows depending on the next file recalled:
When a file with no alpha channel is recalled: adjusted values remain
unchanged.
When a file with an alpha channel is recalled: values return to their default
settings.
Inverting the luminance key
Select [Key Invert] from the list of items to adjust, and confirm.
[Key Invert] turns on or off each time it is selected.
8
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
9
Apply the video effect using the AUTO TRANS button, CUT button, or
transition lever.
This keys the NEXT selection into the program output video.
The “KEY” indicator on the operation screen lights red.
Note
Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Clip 0%
Gain 50
Hue
Density 100%
Key Invent Off
Color Cancel Off
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Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Clip 0%
Gain 50
Hue
Density 100%
Key Invent On
Color Cancel Off
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Press the AUTO TRANS button or CUT button once more, or operate of the
transition lever in the opposite direction, to remove the combined video
effect.
The “KEY” indicator on the operation screen also turns off.
Each press of the AUTO TRANS button or CUT button or operation of the
transition level alternately inserts or removes the video effect.
Using Chroma Keying
Two video images are combined by removing portions of video signal B that
include a particular color (chroma) and superimposing that image onto video A.
Typically, a subject is captured in front of a blue background (called a “blue
screen”). Any portion of the background containing blue is then removed, and
only the subject is combined with the background video (A).
You can set the chroma key by automatically specifying a color from the key
image with the cursor or by manually specifying each color setting. Manual
specification of settings is possible after performing automatic specification as
well.
Pressing the KEY button switches to key mode (the KEY button, NEXT
selection buttons, MIX button or EFFECT button light green, and the AUTO
TRANS button, CUT button, and transition lever now apply a keying
operation).
You can also register graphics files to the numeric buttons on the front panel
and access them whenever necessary. For details, see “Accessing Graphics
Files Quickly” (page 94).
Basic operation for chroma keying
The basic procedure for chroma keying is as follows.
Notes
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1
Press the KEY button.
The KEY button, NEXT selection buttons, and MIX or EFFECT button light
green and are now used for video keying.
2
Select the video for keying by pressing the NEXT selection button assigned
to it.
A green frame appears around the selected video in the source viewer.
3
Press the MENU button.
4
In the top menu, select [Video Effect].
5
1 Select [Key Type], and confirm; 2 select [Chroma Key], and confirm.
Press the KEY button (Switches to key mode).
Select [Chroma Key] for [Key Type] in the top
menu.
Select the key video with a NEXT selection button.
Adjust the chroma key settings.
Carry out the transition.
Select the effect pattern with the MIX button or
EFFECT button.
* If no further adjustment is necessary, this concludes operation
during the broadcast.
When 5 is selected
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“Chroma” appears in the key status display area of the operation screen.
6
Press the MIX button or EFFECT button.
The button green, and the details of the current effect appear in the effect
display.
You can change the transition time for the effect. To make this change,
follow the procedure in “Changing the Transition Time” (page 84).
You can change the effect pattern. To make this change, follow the
procedure in “Changing the Effect Pattern” (page 85).
In key mode, you can maintain the transition time, effect pattern, and edge
setting adjustments for keying operations.
7
Apply the effect using the AUTO TRANS button, CUT button, or transition
lever.
The keying results using the default or previously used settings displays.
8
Adjust the chroma key settings.
To adjust the settings automatically, see “Adjusting the chroma key
automatically” (page 106).
To adjust the settings manually, see “Adjusting each setting manually” (page
107).
Notes
Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Luminance
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
B Luminance Key
Chroma Key
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Adjusting the chroma key automatically
1
Select [Auto Chroma Key], and confirm.
Auto Chroma Key Mode is enabled, and a cursor appears in the PGM viewer.
An image with the color specified by the cursor removed appears in the PGM
viewer.
2
Move the cursor, and specify the color to remove.
You can adjust the size of the frame used to specify the color and adjust the
position of the cursor with the following procedures.
To adjust the size of the frame
1 Select [Size], and confirm; 2 adjust the size with the slider.
To adjust the position of the cursor
1 Select [Location], and confirm; 2 select [X] or [Y], and confirm;
3 specify the position with the slider.
The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[X]: Specifies the horizontal position of the cursor.
Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Chroma
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Size 50
Location
X 320
Y 240
PGM viewer
Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Chroma
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Size 50
Location
X 320
Y 240
X-Y
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Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Chroma
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Size 50
Location
X 320
Y 240
X-Y
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First menu
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Video Switching
Chapter 3 Operations
[Y]: Specifies the vertical position of the cursor.
During Auto Chroma Key mode, you can adjust the vertical and horizontal
position of the cursor by pressing up, down, left, or right on the positioner.
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Press the T button on the jog roller or T key on the keyboard to return to
the first menu.
Auto Chroma Key mode ends.
Adjusting each setting manually
When you want to fine-tune the results of automatic chroma key adjustment, you
can specify each chroma key setting manually. You can also replace background
colors (typically blue) that seep into the outline of the key video (such as into a
subject’s hair) with colors such as gray to make them less conspicuous.
After Auto Chroma Key is performed, the Auto Chroma Key values appear for
the [Clip], [Gain], and [Hue] settings.
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Select [Key Adjust], confirm, and configure the following settings in the
submenu.
Fine-tuning the results from automatic adjustment
1 Select [Clip], [Gain], or [Hue] from the list of items to adjust, and
confirm; 2 adjust the setting with the slider.
The functions of the setting items are as follows.
[Clip]: Adjusts the threshold level for the background cutout.
[Gain]: Adjusts the sharpness of the outline.
[Hue]: Adjusts the hue.
Adjusting the density of the key video
1 Select [Density] from the list of items to adjust, and confirm; 2 adjust
the setting with the slider.
Note
Note
Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Chroma
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Clip 0%
Gain 50
Hue
Density 100%
Key Invent Off
Color Cancel Off
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Effect Pattern 0003
Transition Time 30F
Edge Off
Key Type Chroma
Key Adjust
Auto Chroma Key
Crop Off
Size Small
Location
Clip 0%
Gain 50
Hue
Density 100%
Key Invent Off