3-2-1 Basic Procedures
This section describes the basic procedures for shooting
Before a shooting session, ensure that the camcorder is
For details, see 10-1 "Testing the Camcorder Before
Shooting" on page 175.
Recording format settings (PDW-530/530P
With the PDW-530/530P you can select the recording
formats for each of video and audio.
Note that it is not possible to use different recording
formats on a single disc.
Be sure to select the same format as the existing recording
if you use a disc on which material is recorded, or
otherwise use a different disc.
For details of the setting operations, see 5-1-1 "Setting the
Video Recording Format" on page 87 and see 5-1-2
"Setting the Audio Recording Format" on page 88.
Thumbnail image setting
As required, you can select the frame to display as the
thumbnail image of a clip.
(The factory default setting is to display the first frame in
the clip as the thumbnail image.)
See 5-7 "Setting the Thumbnail Image" on page 104 for
more information about how to make this setting.
Basic procedure for shooting: from turning
on the camcorder to loading a disc
Proceed as follows.
Basic procedure for shooting: from power supply to disc loading
Attach a fully charged battery pack.
For details, see 9-1 "Power Supply" on page 159.
Turn on the POWER switch.
Set the DISP SEL switch to STATUS, and check on
the color LCD that the following conditions are met.
• The HUMID indicator is not showing.
If it is, wait until it disappears.
• The battery status indicator (x) shows at least five
If it does not, replace the battery pack with a fully
Check that there are no obstructions such as cables
near the disc compartment lid. Then press the EJECT
button to open the disc compartment lid.
After checking that the disc is not write-protected (see
page 45), load it and close the disc compartment lid.
Basic procedure for shooting: from
adjusting the black balance and white
balance to stopping recording
After turning on the power and loading a disc, set the
switches and selectors as shown below and begin
OUTPUT/DCC: CAM, DCC ON
Switch and selector settings before shooting
Proceed as follows.
F-RUN/SET/R-RUN: F-RUN or R-RUN
(set as needed)