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Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters
Shooting condition
Very bright conditions such as snow, at
high altitudes, or at the seashore
For the PDW-530/530P
FILTER selector (outer knob) setting and CC filter
selection
FILTER selector (outer knob) setting CC filter selection
A
B
C
D
1) A type of special effect filter. Generates a cross of light on a highlighted
portion.
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter
selection
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting ND filter selection
1
2
3
4
Examples of shooting conditions and appropriate filters
Shooting condition
Sunrise and sunset; inside
studio
Clear skies
Cloudy or raining
Very bright conditions such
as snow, at high altitudes,
or at the seashore
o ASSIGN. 1/2 switches
You can assign the desired functions to each of the
ASSIGN. 1 switch (push button) and ASSIGN. 2 switch
(sliding) on the FUNCTION 1 page of the USER menu.
For details, see 7-3-5 "Assigning Functions to ASSIGN 1/
2/3/4 Switches" on page 136.
p SHUTTER selector
Set this selector to ON to use the electronic shutter. Push it
down to SELECT to switch the shutter speed or mode
setting within the range previously set with the setup
menu.
When this selector is operated, the new setting appears on
the setting change/adjustment progress message display
area for about 3 seconds.
Filter
1
4 (5600 K +
/
ND)
64
1)
Cross filter
3200 K
4300 K
6300 K
Clear
1
/4 ND
1
/16 ND
1
/64 ND
CC filter
ND filter
B (3200 K)
1 (clear)
C (4300 K) or
1
2 (
/4 ND) or 3
D (6300 K)
1/
(
16 ND)
D (6300 K)
1 (clear) or 2
1
(
/4 ND)
C (4300 K) or
1
3 (
/16 ND) or
D (6300 K)
1
4 (
/64 ND)
For details about the shutter speed and mode settings, see
5-3 "Setting the Electronic Shutter" on page 93.
q AUTO W/B BAL (automatic white/black balance
adjustment) switch
This switch activates the white balance and black balance
automatic adjustment functions.
WHITE: Automatic adjustment of the white balance. If
the WHITE BAL switch is set to A or B, the white
balance setting is stored in the corresponding memory.
On the PDW-530/530P models with two switchable
filters, the memory stores a separate white balance
setting for each CC filter setting.
BLACK: Automatic adjustment of the black set and black
balance.
r GAIN selector
This selector switches the gain of the video amplifier to
match the lighting conditions during shooting. The gains
corresponding to the L, M, and H settings can be selected
from the setup menu. The factory settings are L = 0 dB, M
= 9 dB, and H = 18 dB.
When this selector is adjusted, the new setting appears on
the setting change/adjustment progress message display
area of the viewfinder screen for about 3 seconds.
For details about setting the gain values, see 7-3-1
"Setting Gain Values for the GAIN Selector Positions" on
page 133.
s OUTPUT/DCC (output signal/dynamic contrast
control) selector
This selector switches the video signal that is output to the
VDR, viewfinder, and video monitor, between the
following two.
BARS: Outputs the color bar signal.
CAM: Outputs the video signal from the camera. When
this is selected, you can switch DCC
this selector.
1) DCC (Dynamic Contrast Control)
Against a very bright background with the iris opening adjusted to the
subject, objects in the background will be lost in the glare. The DCC
function will suppress the high intensity and restore much of the lost detail
and is particularly effective in the following cases.
• Shooting people in the shade on a sunny day
• Shooting a subject indoors, against a background through a window
• Any high contrast scene
2-4 Shooting and Recording/Playback Functions
1)
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