Connecting an external device (i.link connection), Recording the camcorder picture on an external, Device – Sony PMW-F3K User Manual
Connecting an External Device (i.LINK Connection)
When an HDV-compatible video format (SP
1440/59.94i, SP 1440/50i, or SP 1440/23.98P) or
a DVCAM-compatible video format (format of
SD mode) is selected, setting “SDI/HDMI/
i.LINK I/O Select” (page 115) of the VIDEO
SET menu to a setting that includes “HDV” or
“DVCAM” enables signal inputs/outputs via the
You can record the same images as those
recorded on an SxS memory card in this
camcorder on an external device connected to the
i.LINK(HDV/DV) connector, or record playback
pictures (HDV streams) of the external device on
the memory card in the camcorder.
For playback, DVCAM streams of 16-bit 2-
channel lock audio are acceptable.
Nonlinear editing conforming to the HDV format
is also enabled.
• DVCAM streams cannot be recorded with the
• When “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” of the
VIDEO SET menu is set to a setting that
includes “HDV” or “DVCAM,” no signal is
output from the SDI OUT connector and
Slow&Quick Motion mode cannot be used.
• Use the i.LINK(HDV/DV) connector only for
one-to-one i.LINK connection.
• When you change a setting which affects output
signals from the i.LINK(HDV/DV) connector,
such as “System” of the OTHERS menu, “SDI/
HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select,” or “Down
Converter” of the VIDEO SET menu,
disconnect the i.LINK cable then change the
setting. Changing such a setting with the
i.LINK cable connected may cause improper
operation of the connected i.LINK device.
When you set the camcorder to E-E Display/
Recording mode, the picture being shot with this
camcorder is output as an HDV or DVCAM
stream via the i.LINK(HDV/DV) connector. It
can be recorded on a connected HDV or DVCAM
recorder in synchronization with your recording
start/stop operation on this camcorder.
Perform the preparatory settings of the
• Set “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select” (page
115) of the VIDEO SET menu to a setting
that includes “HDV” or “DVCAM.”
HDV: To output an HDV stream when you
set the video format to SP 1440/59.94i,
SP 1440/50i, or SP 1440/23.98P in HD
DVCAM: To output a DVCAM stream in
• Set “Trigger Mode” (page 125) of the
OTHERS menu to “Both” or “External.”
Both: To record both on the memory card
in the camcorder and on the external
External: To record only on the external
Set the external device to recording
For operations of the external device, refer to
the operation manual of that device.
Start recording on the camcorder.
The external device starts recording in
The status of the external device is displayed in
the i.LINK status indication area (page 20) on the
LCD monitor/viewfinder screen.
• Operation may be different depending on the
type of external device.
• There is some time lag from when you start
recording on this camcorder until the i.LINK
status indication changes. Video and audio
recordings do not start on the connected i.LINK
Connecting an External
Recording the Camcorder Picture
on an External Device
Status of the external device
In HDV recording standby
In HDV recording
In DV recording standby
In DV recording