Time code display
Lights in playback mode.
Lights in non-drop frame
mode. (PDW-510/530 only)
Lights when the camcorder is
synchronized with an external time code.
Lights when the HOLD button is pressed
Lights when the time code or real time is displayed.
Time counter display: Shows the time code, user
bit data, and real time.
1) When the HOLD button is pressed to hold the time code value,
the time code is displayed in the format shown below. When the
HOLD button is pressed again to release the hold, the time code
is displayed in the normal format.
Time code display on the color LCD
Lights when the time code
generator is on hold.
2-10 Indicators in the
Several indicators are provided above and below the
viewfinder screen to indicate the current state and
adjustments of the camera.
Indicators on the viewfinder
a TALLY (green tallly) indicator
This indicator lights when the camcorder is in Picture Cash
mode. Also, this indicator lights when a green tally signal
is received from the camera control unit.
b REC (recording, red tally) indicator
This indicator lights red when recording starts and remains
lit during recording. It also lights when a red tally signal is
received from the camera control unit and flashes to give a
For details, see 10-3 "Operation Warnings" on page 180.
c BATT (battery) indicator
This indicator starts flashing when the battery connected to
the camcorder is nearly exhausted, and stays lit when the
battery is completely exhausted.
The battery power level at which the indicator starts
flashing can be set on the BATTERY 1 page of the
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.
This indicator lights when any of the following conditions
occurs with the corresponding item set to ON on the "!"
LED page of the USER menu.
• The gain is set to other than 0 dB.
• The SHUTTER selector is set to ON (scan mode I).
• The shutter speed is set to a value other than 1/60 (scan
1 TALLY indicator
2 REC (recording) indicator
3 BATT (battery) indicator
5 Spare indicator
6 SAVE indicator
2-10 Indicators in the Viewfinder