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Features On Vcr Section - Sony 500WSPL Operating Instructions Manual

Sony digital camcorder operating instructions dsr-500wsl, 500wspl.
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Switching the color temperatures for the
preset white balance
You can select the preset white balance at 3200 K
(default) or 5600 K (default) by setting the FILTER
control. The preset white balance can be changed to
other value through menu setting (See page 81).
Video monitor output with text
The video signal with text superimposed that is shown
in the viewfinder can also be output to an external
video monitor. (See pages 19 and 20.)
1-kHz reference signal output
Along with a color bar, a 1-kHz reference signal can
also be output. (See page 88.)
Freeze mix function
The freeze mix function superimposes any previously
recorded still picture on the viewfinder screen to
facilitate framing the subject when reshooting the
scene. (See page 60.)
Edit Search Function
Pressing the EDIT SEARCH buttons allows the tape to
play back in search mode. Set either of two playback
speeds. (See pages 13 and 59.)
Video light control
A video light connector and control switch are
equipped. You can turn the light on and off
automatically as you start and stop VCR operation.
(See page 13.)
High-performance DXF-801/801CE
Viewfinder (page 118)
• Switching the aspect ratio automatically between
16:9 and 4:3
• High resolution (600 TV lines of horizontal
• Large-diameter eye cup for easier viewing and
• PEAKING potentiometer for vertical and horizontal
detail control
• Three indicators can be used as TALLY indicators
• Tough die-cast aluminum body
• DISPLAY switch that can turn the character display
on and off
• Light that can light the lens control elements
Chapter 1 Overview

Features on VCR Section

The DSR-500WSL/500WSPL uses the DVCAM
recording format. The internal signal processing is
digitalized to provide more stable output signals and
higher reliability.
Compatible with consumer DV
A DV cassette recorded on a DV-format VCR can be
played back on the DSR-500WSL/500WSPL.
(Cassettes recorded in LP mode cannot be played
back.) (See page 51.)
DVCAM cassettes (page 51)
• The DSR-500WSL/500WSPL can use both standard-
size and mini-size DVCAM cassettes. According to
cassette size, the DSR-500WSL/500WSPL
automatically corrects reel position.
• The maximum recording/playback times are 184
minutes for standard size cassettes and 40 minutes for
mini cassettes.
• DVCAM cassettes include a cassette memory.
Information about the editing points (ClipLink™ log
data) that is specified while shooting is recorded into
this cassette memory.
Recordable the external video signals
Fitting the optional DSBK-501/501P Analog
Composite Input Board enables the camcorder to
record the external analog video signals. (See pages
24, 56 and 81.)


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