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Basic Procedure For Shooting; Using Dynalatitude Function - Sony DVCAM DSR-300AK Operating Instructions Manual

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Basic Procedure for Shooting

Filter setting Lighting conditions
1 (3200)
Studio halogen lighting (incandescent),
sunrise and sunset.
2 (5600K +
1
/
Sunlight.
8
ND)
This setting includes a
filter (reducing the exposure by the
equivalent of three stops). Use it to prevent
hunting
1)
or to reduce the depth of field
3 (5600K)
Cloudy or rainy outdoor shooting, and
fluorescent lighting.
4 (5600K +
Sunlight.
1
/
ND)
This setting includes a
64
filter (reducing the exposure by the
equivalent of six stops). Use it to prevent
hunting
1)
or to reduce the depth of field
3
Check the switch settings on the camcorder. (See
pages 12 to 26).
If there is not sufficient time to check the
camcorder settings, you can use "EZ mode" by
setting the EZ MODE button ON. The camcorder
is automatically adjusted to standard settings, and
the iris and the white balance are adjusted
automatically. (See page 106.)
4
Check the settings in the basic menu (page 83) and
advanced menu (page 88).
5
Check the lens settings (pages 33 and 34) and
flange focal length adjustment (page 113).
6
Adjust the eyepiece focus, and the contrast and
brightness of the viewfinder image (page 112).
7
Check the sound system settings.
• Microphone connections
• Settings on the VCR section
8
If required, switch on the center marker and/or
safety zone (basic menu page 5 and advanced
menu page 4) and zebra pattern (ZEBRA button) in
the viewfinder image.
9
Adjust the white balance (page 106) and black
balance (page 109).
10
Turn the focusing ring so that the subject is
sharply in focus. It may be convenient to use the
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1) Hunting: This occurs if the automatic iris function is not
able to reach a stable state, and as a result the image
brightness keeps changing, alternately lighter and darker.
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Chapter 3 Shooting
11
1
/
neutral density
8
2)
.
1
/
neutral density
64
2)
.
12
This function detects the bright and dark parts of the
subject and automatically adjusts for the appropriate
contrast. The DynaLatitude function enables fine-
grained contrast adjustment according to the
luminance level of each pixel. It is effective when
shooting scenes with mixed light and dark parts.
However, the brightness of the subject on the screen
may change if the subject moves during shooting.
Also, for some subjects, there may be increased noise
in dark sections of the picture.
For information on turning this function on and off,
see page 90. For information on setting effect levels,
see page 84.
2) Depth of field: This is the range over which the subject
EZ FOCUS button for the "EZ focus" function (see
page 13).
Setup the VCR section according to your shooting
objectives, then start recording.
• During recording, the REC/TALLY indicator(s)
in the viewfinder light(s), and "REC" appears on
the viewfinder screen.
• Depending on the setting of the REC TIME
switch (see page 21), you can display the total
recording time or the length of the current cut on
the viewfinder screen.
• You can use the AUDIO LEVEL knob on the
front to manually adjust the channel 1 audio level.
To do this, you must first set up the VCR section
to enable manual adjustment of the audio
recording level.
To pause recording, press the VTR button again.
Using the DynaLatitude Function
DL OFF
is sharply in focus.
DL ON

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