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Operating And Connectors Section; Lens Mount Cap; Shoulder Pad; Lens Cable Clamp - Sony PDW-680 Operation Manual

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h Viewfinder front-to-back positioning
knob (LOCK knob)
Loosen this knob to adjust the front-to-back
position of the viewfinder (see page 35).
i Fitting for microphone holder
Fit an optional CAC-12 Microphone Holder (see
page 43).
j Shoulder pad
Raise the shoulder pad fixing lever to adjust the
position in the front-to-rear direction. Adjust the
position for maximum convenience when
operating the unit on your shoulder.
For details of the adjustment, see "Adjusting the
Shoulder Pad Position" on page 49.
k LIGHT (video light) connector (2-pin,
A video light with a maximum power
consumption of 50 W, such as the Anton Bauer
Ultralight 2 or equivalent can be connected (see
page 48).
l Lens cable clamp
Clamp a lens cable.
m MIC IN (microphone input) (+48 V)
connector (XLR type, 5-pin, female)
Connect a stereo microphone to this connector.
The power (+48 V) is supplied via this connector.
n LENS connector (12-pin)
Connect a lens cable to this connector.
When connecting the lens cable to this connector,
power off this unit first.
o Tripod mount
When using the unit on a tripod, attach the tripod
adaptor (optional).
p Lens mount (special bayonet mount)
Attach the lens.
Consult a Sony representative for information about
available lenses.
q Lens locking lever
After inserting the lens in the lens mount, rotate
the lens mount ring with this lever to lock the lens
in position.
After locking the lens, be sure to use the lens
mount securing rubber to prevent the lens from
becoming detached.
r Lens mount cap
Remove by pushing up the lens locking lever.
When no lens is mounted, keep this cap fitted for
protection from dust.

Operating and connectors section

a REC START (recording start) button
Press to start recording. Press it again to stop
recording. The effect is the same as that of the
REC button on the lens.
b SHUTTER selector
Set to ON to use the electronic shutter. Flick to
SELECT to switch the shutter speed or shutter
mode setting within the range previously set with
the menu. When this switch is operated, the new
setting appears on the setting change/adjustment
progress message display area for about three
For details about the shutter speed and shutter mode
settings, see "Setting the Electronic Shutter" on
page 59.
c FILTER selector
Switches between optical filters built into this
Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls


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