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Text excerpt from page 8 (click to view)
How to use the on-screen menus
Â¥ PICTURE menu
The menu items shown below appear when the PICTURE menu is selected on the main menu.
[PICTURE MENU] MODE BROADCAST CONTRAST 60 BRIGHT 30 CHROMA 30 PHASE 30 SHARPNESS 30 AI OFF NR OFF COLOR TEMP D93 3D Y/C OFF [LORD FACTORY]
The phase can be adjusted here. Use the blue-only function to adjust the level while viewing the SMPTE color bars.
The appropriate sharpness in line with the signal characteristics can be set here.
Dynamic images can be received when this is set to ON.
The video mode is selected here. â¥ BROADCAST This mode is set at the factory to best suit broadcast operations. â¥ GENERAL This mode applies the dynamic settings which were set at the factory for generally receiving images. â¥ USER This mode enables the mode set by the user to be established. BROADCAST is the factory setting.
This is set to ON when the signal-to-noise ratio for the video signals received is problematic.
The color temperature can be adjusted here. The color temperature is adjusted to comply with the D65 and D93 standards at the factory. For consumer products, the color temperature is normally set higher.
The contrast can be adjusted here in line with the conditions of the indoor work environment.
This is for the 3-dimensional Y/C separation function. The picture quality is different when the function is ON and when it is OFF.
The black level can be adjusted here.
This is selected when the factory settings are to be restored.
The chroma level can be adjusted here. Use the blue-only function to adjust the level while viewing the SMPTE color bars.
<Notes> When any changes are made to the settings on this menu, the changes also take effect for the settings of other linked video signals for some of the video signals which have been selected. How the changes are linked is explained below. â¥ Any changes made to the settings when the LINE A signal has been selected will also be made to the LINE B signal. Conversely, any changes made to the settings when the LINE B signal has been selected will also be made to the LINE A signal. â¥ When the optional SDI input unit (BT-YA210G) is installed, any changes made to the settings when the CMPNT 480i signal is selected will also be made to the SDI signal. Conversely, any changes made to the settings when the SDI signal is selected will also be made to the CMPNT 480i signal.