10-1 Testing the
Check the functions of the camcorder before setting out for
a shooting session, preferably by operating the camcorder
together with a color video monitor.
10-1-1 Preparations for Testing
Attach a fully charged battery pack.
Set the POWER switch to ON and check that the
HUMID indicator does not appear and that the BATT
indicator shows at least five segments.
• If the HUMID indicator appears, wait until it
• If the BATT indicator does not show at least five
segments, replace the battery pack with a fully
Check that there are no obstructions near the disc
compartment, and then press the EJECT button to
open the disc compartment lid.
If you move the camcorder from a very cold place to a
warm place, or use it in a damp location, condensation may
form on the optical pickup. Then, if the camcorder is
operated in this state, recording and playback may not be
Do the following to prevent this from happening.
• When you move or operate the camcorder in an
environment where condensation may form, be sure to
load a disc in advance and close the disc compartment
• Whenever you turn on the power, check that the HUMID
indicator does not appear on the color LCD. If it
appears, wait until it disappears before loading a disc.
For details, see 3-1-4 "Loading and Unloading a Disc" on
page 46 and 10-3 "Operation Warnings" on page 180.
10-1-2 Testing the Camera
Set the switches and selectors as follows.
GAIN: Set as low as possible.
After confirming that the disc is not write-protected,
load the disc and close the disc compartment lid.
VDR SAVE/STBY: SAVE
10-1 Testing the Camcorder Before Shooting
WHITE BAL: A or B