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Prev Button; Stop Button; Next Button; Reset/return Button - Sony PDW-680 Operation Manual

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Press this button again during playback to pause,
outputting a still image. At this time the indicator
flashes.
This unit is equipped with an image search
function at approximately four times normal
playback speed, for easy checking of recorded
material. To use the image search function at
approximately four times normal playback speed,
press the F REV button or F FWD button during
playback.
At this time the PLAY indicator and F REV or F
FWD indicator light.
k F FWD (fast forward) button and
indicator
This plays back at high speed in the forward
direction. The indicator lights during high-speed
playback in the forward direction.
l PREV button
This jumps to the first frame of the current clip.
During the jump, the F REV indicator flashes.
If you press this together with the F REV button,
the jump is to the first frame of the first recorded
clip on the disc.
m STOP button
Press this button to stop disc playback.
n NEXT button
This jumps to the first frame of the next clip.
During the jump, the F FWD indicator flashes.
If you press this together with the F FWD button,
the jump is to the last frame of the last recorded
clip on the disc.
o DISP SEL (display selection) /EXPAND
(expand function) button
With each press of this button, the display in the
LCD monitor changes as follows.
18
Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls
Display indication
Meaning
Video with
The LCD monitor displays
superimposed
the same text information
information (CHAR)
as the viewfinder.
Video without
The video only appears.
superimposed
information (MONI)
Status display
Counter indications,
(STATUS)
warnings, audio levels, and
similar information appear.
No video image appears.
If you press this button when the thumbnail
screen is displayed, the duration of the selected
clip is divided into 12, and the first frame of each
of the divisions is shown in a further thumbnail
display (expand function). Each time you press
this button, the division is repeated (to a
maximum of three times, with 1,728 divisions).
Hold down the SHIFT button and press this
button to step back through the division process.
For details of the expand function, see page 111.
p HOLD (display hold)/CHAPTER
(chapter function) button
Pressing this button instantly freezes the time data
displayed in the counter display section. (The
timecode generator continues running.) Pressing
this button again releases the hold.
You can use this button, for example, to
determine the exact time of a particular shot.
For details of the counter display, see page 20.
If you press this button when the clip thumbnail
screen is displayed, those frames on which shot
marks are recorded appear in a list (chapter
function). Press the button once more to return to
the normal thumbnail display.
By displaying thumbnails with shot marks
attached in place of index frames, you can check
the contents of clips more easily and more
quickly. This is also useful for cueing up long
clips.
For details of the chapter function, see page 112
q RESET/RETURN button
Resets the value shown in the time counter
display. According to the settings of the PRESET/
REGEN/CLOCK switch (see page 22) and the F-
RUN/SET/R-RUN switch (see page 22), this
button resets the display as follows.

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