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Connecting A Video Light - Sony XDCAM PMW-500 Operation Manual

Solid-state memory camcorder.
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Red button
Note
The tripod adaptor pin may remain in the engaged
position even after the camcorder is removed. If this
happens, press the red button and move the lever as
shown above until the pin returns to the stowed position.
If the pin remains in the engaged position, you will not
be able to mount the camcorder on the tripod adaptor.
Lever
Connecting a Video
Light
With this camcorder, you can use the Anton
Bauer Ultralight 2 or equivalent video light
(powered by 12 V with maximum power
consumption of 50 W).
• If you connect the video light to the LIGHT
connector on the camcorder and set the LIGHT
switch to AUTO, you can turn the light on and
off automatically as you start and stop recording
on this camcorder.
• The output of the LIGHT connector on the
camcorder is controlled to 12 V even when the
camcorder is supplied with over 12 V power
(through the DC IN connector or battery pack).
The brightness or color temperature of the light
will not change according to voltage increase.
Notes
• Do not use a video light with power consumption of
over 50 W.
• The brightness or color temperature of the light will
change when the voltage (supplied through the DC IN
connector or from the battery pack) is under 12 V.
To attach the video light
Fit the video light to the accessory fitting shoe on
the camcorder grip, and connect the video light
cable to the LIGHT connector.
Note
The accessory fitting shoe on the camcorder is of the
1
/
-inch tapped hole type. If you want to replace this with
4
a slide-type shoe, use the supplied cold shoe kit. On how
to fit the cold shoe kit, refer to "Using a External Hard
Disk" in the Supplement supplied in the CD-ROM
(labeled "Manuals for Solid-State Memory
Camcorder").

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