Instructions for A-Minima Color CCD Video Tap:
DeFoe Technical Services Color CCD Tap For Aaton A-Minima 02-2009
General Use instructions:
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On Screen Menu Navigation and adjustments
Pushing “MENU” scrolls through the main menu screens. Pushing UP /
Down makes direct adjustment to that menu function or displays any
available submenus. Once a submenu is displayed, pushing MENU
selects it, then UP / DOWN will make adjustment.
Going through to the end of the main menu displays gets to a blank
Example: Push MENU until the AGC gain mode displays. Then push up
or down to scroll to “MANUAL”. Then push Menu to select it and the
adjustment screen displays. Now Pressing UP or DOWN adjusts the
gain. Push menu again to go to next function.
White balance- Push Up or Down to select from:
Manual -then push “Menu” , a scale displays and UP / DOWN now
One Push – Push “MENU”, “Ready” flashes, Push “UP” the word
“ON” flashes as the adjustment occurs. Then Ready flashes
again and it can be repeated. This is to be done
showing the camera white subject matter well exposed. Push
“MENU” to exit to the next item which is shutter.
Shutter - Push Up or Down to select from:
CCD Iris is best overall general purpose setting. Allows shutter
function to be part of auto exposure regulation.
Off (1/60 se (NTSC) , 1/50th sec (PAL)
Selectable shutter speeds; 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000,
1/10,000. Note that 1/20,000 and 1/40,000 are options on some
Flickerless 1/100th NTSC, 1/120 PAL (not related to flicker reduction
in cinema application) *set at OFF or CCD Iris for “Sensitivity
Mode” to work.
AGC Push Up or Down to select from:
OFF (Gain is fixed at minimum 0 db)
AGC +12db (Auto gain 0 to + 12 db)
AGC +24db (Auto gain 0 to +24db)
Manual – Push “Menu” to display scale, push Up or Down to
adjust 0 to + 24db
Back Light compensation - Push Up or Down to select from:
Iris Level - Push Up or Down to adjust. This adjusts video level in CCD Iris AGC.
Gamma - Push Up or Down to select from:
.45 correction- produces brighter but perhaps grainier images
in lower light.
1.0 Linear. Perhaps the cleanest smoothest images.
Scan Reversal – On reverses the image on screen left to right. This is
necessary on some camera Installations to achieve a correct image.
Sensitivity Mode - Push Up or Down to select from:
Auto – The camera decides based on light level if it should use the
sensitivity setting set in the “Sensitive” mode- the next menu.
Manual – The camera will operate in the sensitive mode it is told to
in the “Sensitive” mode the next menu.
Sensitive - Push Up or Down to select from
OFF, 2F, 4F, 8F, 16F, 32F, 64F 2F is 2 times the exposure time
4F is 4 times the normal exposure… Note: Shutter should be
Set to “CCD Iris”
Notes: Some software revisions do not have a “Sensitivity Mode” option
and operate in an auto manner. Regulating physical iris and adjusting
“IRIS” toward “max” and the use of backlight settings will allow the
camera to remain in sensitive operation in bright situations that would
otherwise cause the camera to automatically revert to normal function.
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