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If The Automatic White Balance Adjustment Cannot Be Made - Sony PDW-510 Operation Manual

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FILTER selector (inner knob) setting and ND filter
selection
FILTER selector (inner knob)
setting
4
For the PDW-510/510P:
FILTER selector setting and filter selection
FILTER selector setting
1
2
3
4
If the setting of the FILTER selector is changed, a
message reporting the setting appears for about 3
seconds in the setting change and adjustment progress
message display area of the viewfinder screen (in
display mode 3).
3
Place a white test card under the same lighting
conditions as for the subject to be shot and zoom up to
it.
Alternatively, any white object such as a cloth or a
wall can be used.
The absolute minimum white area is as follows.
Note
Make sure there are not bright spots in the rectangle.
4
Adjust the lens iris.
Manually adjusted lens: set the iris to an appropriate
setting.
Lens with automatic iris: set the automatic/manual
switch on the lens to automatic.
5
Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to WHT and then
release the switch.
ND filter
1
/
ND
64
Filter selection
3200 K
1
5600 K +
/
ND
8
5600 K
1
5600 K +
/
ND
64
Rectangle centered on
the screen. The lengths
of the sides are 70% of
the length and width of
the screen.
The white object must
be within the rectangle
and have an area of at
least 10% of the screen.
AUTO W/B BAL switch
The switch returns to the center position, and the
adjustment is executed.
During adjustment, the message "WHITE : OP" is
displayed on the viewfinder screen (in display mode 2
or 3).
The white balance adjustment ends in about one
second with the message shown in the following
figure, and the adjustment setting is automatically
stored in the memory (A or B) that was selected in step
1.
AWB :OK
. K
Note
If the camera has a zoom lens with an automatic iris,
1)
the iris may hunt
during the adjustment. To prevent
this, adjust the iris gain knob (indicated as IG, IS, or S)
on the lens.
For details, refer to the lens operation manual.
1)Hunting
Repeated brightening and darkening of the image, resulting from
repeated response to automatic iris control.
If the automatic white balance adjustment
cannot be made
If the white balance adjustment cannot be completed
normally, an error message will appear for about 3 seconds
on the viewfinder screen.
Possible messages are listed below.
White balance adjustment error messages
Error message
Meaning
WHITE : NG
The white video level is too low.
LOW LEVEL
Either open the lens iris or increase
the gain.
5-2 Adjusting the Black Balance and the White Balance
Approximate color
temperature of the
subject
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