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Adjusting The White Balance - Sony PDW-510 Operation Manual

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Black balance adjustment error messages
Error message
Meaning
ABB : NG
The lens iris did not close; adjustment
IRIS NOT
was impossible.
CLOSED
ABB : NG
Adjustment could not be completed
TIME LIMIT
within the standard number of attempts.
ABB : NG
The difference between the reference
R (or G or B) :
value and the current value is so great
OVERFLOW
that it exceeds the range. Adjustment
was impossible.
If any of the above error messages is displayed, retry the
black balance adjustment.
Keep pushing the AUTO W/B BAL to BLK until "-
BLACK SET-" appears after "-BLACK BALANCE-"
appears. If the error message occurs again, an internal
check is necessary.
For information about this internal check, refer to the
Maintenance Manual.
Note
If the lens cable is not firmly connected to the LENS
connector, it may not be possible to adjust the lens iris. If
this happens, the black balance will be incorrect.
Black balance memory
Values stored in memory are held until the black balance
is next adjusted.
If a memory error occurs
If the error message ": STORED DATA : NG" flashes on
the viewfinder screen when the camcorder is turned on, the
black balance and white balance memory contents have
been lost.
Adjust the black balance and white balance again. Contact
your Sony representative if this message continues to
appear even after the black balance and white balance have
been adjusted again.
For details, refer to the Maintenance Manual.

5-2-2 Adjusting the White Balance

To automatically adjust the white balance
When you make automatic white balance adjustment, the
adjustment value obtained is saved in memory.
Proceed as follows.
1
Set the switches and selectors as shown in the figure
below.
90
5-2 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance
FILTER selector
GAIN selector: Set as low as
possible.
1) White balance setting values are stored in memory B only
when the WHITE SWITCH <B> item is set to "MEM" on
the FUNCTION 2 page of the OPERATION menu.
If the setting of the GAIN selector or WHITE BAL
switch is changed, a message reporting the new setting
position appears for about 3 seconds in the setting
change and adjustment progress message display area
of the viewfinder screen.
2
Set the FILTER selector to suit the lighting conditions
as follows.
For the PDW-530/530P:
FILTER selector (outer knob) setting and CC filter
selection
FILTER selector (outer knob)
setting
A
B
C
D
FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter
selection
FILTER selector (inner knob)
setting
1
2
3
OUTPUT/DCC
switch: CAM
WHITE BAL
1)
switch: A or B
CC filter
Cross filter
3200 K
4300 K
6300 K
ND filter
Clear
1
/
ND
4
1
/
ND
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