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Testing The Vdr; Play/pause Button - Sony PDW-680 Operation Manual

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6
If an extender mechanism is
incorporated in your lens, put the
extender lever of the lens into the 2×
position and check the following points.
• The indication "EX" appears at the top left
on the viewfinder screen.
• The auto iris functions correctly.

Testing the VDR

Perform tests (1) to (7) consecutively.
(1) Testing the recording and playback
functions
1
Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to
SAVE and check that the SAVE
indicator in the viewfinder goes on.
2
Set the VDR SAVE/STBY switch to
STBY and check that the SAVE
indicator in the viewfinder goes off.
3
Set the switches located below the color
LCD as follows.
BRIGHT button: H, M or L
DISP SEL/EXPAND button: STATUS
DISPLAY switch: COUNTER
4
Set the PRESET/REGEN/CLOCK
switch to PRESET, and set the F-RUN/
SET/R-RUN to R-RUN.
5
Press the REC START button and
check the following points.
• The indication in the counter display on
each of the LCD monitor and monochrome
LCD is changing.
• The REC indicator in the viewfinder is on.
• The RF and SERVO indicators on the color
LCD are off.
6
Press the REC START button again.
Check that recording stops and that the REC
indicator in the viewfinder goes off.
7
Repeat the checks of steps 5 and 6, this
time using the VTR button on the lens.
Press the RESET/RETURN button and
check that the indication in the counter
display on each of the LCD monitor and
monochrome LCD is "00:00:00:00".
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Testing the Camcorder before Shooting
8
Press the F REV button, then press the

PLAY/PAUSE button.

Check that fast reverse playback and normal
playback are performed.
9
Press the STOP button, then press the F
FWD button.
Check that playback stops and fast forward
playback are performed.
10
Press the STOP button again, then
press the PREV button.
Check that the image of the beginning of the
current or previous clip is displayed.
11
Press the NEXT button, and check that
the image of the beginning of the next
clip is displayed.
(2) Testing the automatic audio level
adjusting functions
1
Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches
to FRONT.
2
Set the AUDIO SELECT (CH-1/CH-2)
switches to AUTO.
3
Set the AUDIO IN CH-3/CH-4 switches
to F (FRONT).
4
Aim the microphone connected to the
MIC IN connector at a suitable sound
source. Check that the level indications
for channels 1 to 4 correspond to the
sound level, respectively.
(3) Testing the manual audio level
adjusting functions
1
Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches
to FRONT.
2
Turn the MIC LEVEL control. Check
that the channel-1 and -2 audio level
meters on the LCD monitor and
monochrome LCD show more and
more segments as you turn the control
counterclockwise as seen from the front
of the camcorder.

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