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Testing External Microphones - Sony PDW-510 Operation Manual

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(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.
LCD switch: L or H
DISP SEL switch: 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 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 and 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 button and check that the indication
in the counter display on each of the color and
monochrome LCDs is "00:00:00:00".
8
Press the F REV button and check that fast reverse
playback is performed. Next, press the PLAY button
and check that normal playback is performed.
9
Press the STOP button and check that playback stops.
Next, press the F FWD button and check that fast
forward playback is 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 color and
monochrome LCDs show more and more segments as
you turn the control counterclockwise as seen from the
front of the camcorder.
(4) Testing the earphone and speaker
1
Turn the MONITOR volume control and check that
the speaker volume changes accordingly.
2
Connect an earphone to the front or rear EARPHONE
jack. Check that the speaker sound is cut off and that
you can hear the sound from the microphone in the
earphone.
3
Turn the MONITOR volume control and check that
the earphone volume changes accordingly.
4
Connect the earphone to the other EARPHONE jack.
Check the earphone as in step 3.

(5) Testing external microphones

You can do this test by using both of the AUDIO IN CH1
and CH2 connectors simultaneously. Alternatively, you
can do the test by using one of the connectors, and then
execute the same procedure using the other connector.
The following is the testing procedure when both
connectors are used.
1
Connect external microphones to the AUDIO IN CH1/
CH2 connectors.
2
Set the +48V/OFF switches as follows.
• If the connected microphone is of the internal power
supply type, set the switch to OFF.
• If the connected microphone is of the external power
supply type, set the switch to +48V.
3
Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches to REAR.
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