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Sony PDW-680 Operation Manual Page 84

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To shoot and record
1
After performing the basic procedures
for shooting and recording, following
the instructions in "Basic Procedure for
Shooting" (page 75), secure the
camcorder so that it will not move.
2
Press the REC START button or the
VTR button on the lens.
The camcorder starts recording in Auto
Interval Rec mode. When you use the PRE-
LIGHTING function, recording starts after
the light is switched on.
The actual recording to disc begins when the
camcorder has saved about ten seconds of
video in memory, so disc access is
intermittent.
While recording in Auto Interval Rec mode,
the TALLY (green tally) indicator in the
viewfinder flashes (4 flashes/second) and the
message "AUTO INTERVAL **M**S"
flashes on the viewfinder screen.
When the camcorder is capturing the picture
in memory, the REC (recording, red tally)
indicator in the viewfinder lights.
After the length of time for recording on the
disc (REC TIME) has elapsed, the camcorder
automatically stops recording.
To interrupt shooting
Press the REC START button or the VTR button
on the lens.
Disc access may occur for recording picture data
already stored in memory.
To continue shooting
Press the REC START button or the VTR button
on the lens again.
To exit Auto Interval Rec mode
Do either of the following.
• Set the POWER switch to OFF.
• Set CACHE/INTVAL REC to OFF on the REC
FUNCTION page of the OPERATION menu.
Time required for shooting and time required for
recording on the disc
Auto Interval Rec mode is effective for shooting
objects that move very slowly. To use this
function, you need to set the total time for
shooting (TAKE TOTAL TIME) and the length
of time for recording on the disc (REC TIME).
The time required for shooting is the time
required to capture the very slowly moving
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Advanced Operations for Shooting
subject, and the camcorder must be arranged so
that during this time the subject is always in the
frame.
The disc recording time indicates the running
time of the completed recording. The camcorder
calculates the time-lapse interval from these two
times.
Total time for shooting (TAKE TOTAL TIME)
Shooting interval
Time for recording on the disc
(REC TIME)
Manual Interval Rec mode settings and
shooting
Manual Interval Rec has the following two
modes.
Single shot mode: Each time the REC START
button or VTR button on the lens is pressed,
the camcorder captures to memory a single
shot consisting of the specified number of
video frames.
Consecutive mode: Once the REC START
button or VTR button on the lens is pressed,
the camcorder captures consecutive shots to
memory at the specified interval, with each
shot consisting of the specified number of
video frames.
To make settings
1
Display the REC FUNCTION page of
the OPERATION menu.
For details on menu operations, see "Basic
menu operations" on page 189.
2
Select CACHE/INTVAL REC, and
turn the MENU knob to display
"M.INT".

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