Black Balance Adjustment
Correct adjustment of the black a balance is important
for optimum operation of a camcorder. It is necessary
when using the camcorder for the first time or after a
significant period out of use, and also when there has
been a sudden change in temperature.
The adjustment value is saved in memory, and
readjustment is not normally necessary after powering
the camcorder off or simply when lighting conditions
Turn on the power and check that the OUTPUT/
DL/DCC+ switch is in one of the CAM positions.
Push the WHT/BLK switch in the BLK direction
The lens iris closes, and black balance adjustment
is carried out.
During the adjustment the legend "AUTO BLACK
-OP-" appears in the viewfinder.
After a few seconds the adjustment is complete,
and the legend in the viewfinder changes to
"AUTO BLACK -OK-".
If black balance adjustment cannot be
The warning message "AUTO BLACK -NG-" appears
in the viewfinder.
Make the necessary corrections, then carry out the
Warning messages for black balance adjustment
Meaning and corrections to be made
The lens iris did not close fully.
Check whether the lens cable is
connected properly, and whether there is
a fault in the lens. If a second attempt to
carry out the adjustment fails, consult
your Sony dealer.
The iris opened during adjustment or
there is a hardware error.
Close the iris and try again. If this fails,
consult your Sony dealer.
The camcorder is outputting a color bar
Move the OUTPUT/DL/DCC+ switch to
one of the CAM positions.
Chapter 5 Adjustments and Settings