White Balance Adjustment
Adjusting the white balance ensures that as lighting
conditions change white objects remain white in the
image and tones remain natural.
The color of light emitted varies from one light source
to another, and as the lighting changes the apparent
color of an illuminated subject changes. It is therefore
necessary to adjust the white balance each time the
principal lighting source changes.
Saving an Appropriate White
Balance Value in Memory
You can save two white balance values in separate
memories, A and B. Unless changed, the saved values
are retained for approximately ten years, even when
the camcorder is powered off.
Once a value is saved, you can automatically restore
the adjustment by moving the W. BAL switch to the A
or B position. This makes shooting under alternating
lighting conditions easy.
Separate white balance values for each
FILTER control setting
In the default case, as described above, the same two A
and B white balance values apply to all settings of the
FILTER control. It is possible, however, to change the
AWB MEM setting in advanced menu page 3 (see
page 85) so that there are eight possibly different
values for each of the A and B positions and for the
four FILTER control settings.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings
70% of the
height of the
Make the following settings.
• POWER switch: ON
• OUTPUT/DL/DCC+ switch: one of the CAM
• Lens iris selector: A (automatic)
• ATW button: off
Set the FILTER control according to the lighting
conditions. (See page 47.)
Set the W. BAL switch to A or B.
Arrange a white subject (paper, cloth, etc.) under
the same lighting conditions as for shooting, and
zoom in on it so that as far as possible the whole
screen is white.
The minimum white area requirements for the
adjustment are shown in the following figure.
Area of white within this
rectangle should be
equivalent to at least 10% of
Center of the screen
the image area.
Push the WHT/BLK switch in the WHT direction
The white balance adjustment is carried out.
During the adjustment the legend "AUTO WHITE
-OP-" appears in the viewfinder.
After a few seconds the adjustment is complete,
and the legend in the viewfinder changes to
"AUTO WHITE -OK-" plus a color temperature,
as shown in the following figure.
The adjustment value is automatically saved in
memory A or B as selected above.
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width of the