For shooting, use the following steps.

  1. REC button (on the handle)

  2. REC button (on the grip)

  3. <AUTO/MANUAL> switch

Set the video settings and the audio input.

  • Before shooting, the followings must be set or adjusted.

    • Image settings for the brightness function (iris, gain, shutter) and the white balance adjustment function, etc.

    • Audio input settings for audio recording.

    • Adjusting audio recording level

Select shooting mode with the <AUTO/MANUAL> switch.

<AUTO>: auto mode

  • [A] is displayed at the upper part of the viewfinder and LCD monitor.

  • Focus, iris, gain, shutter, and white balance are automatically adjusted.

  • You can set the operations specified for the auto mode in the [CAMERA] menu → [AUTO SW].

<MANUAL>: manual mode

  • To adjust focus, iris, gain, shutter speed, and white balance manually, set the camera to manual mode.

  • To adjust the brightness, adjust the iris and ND filter. (Iris)

  • To focus manually, use the focus operation. (Focusing (manual focus))

  • To adjust the white balance, adjust the white balance and black balance. (Adjusting the white and black balance)

  • To adjust the setting of the audio input and the recording level, switch audio input. (Switching the audio input)

Start the recording by pressing the REC button.

  • One REC button is located on both the handle and the grip.

  • The tally lamp is illuminated in red while recording.

Press the REC button again to stop.

Check videos recorded.

After recording ends, pressing the <REC CHECK> button automatically plays back approximately the last three seconds of the last recorded clip.

In this way, you can check whether video has been recorded properly.

  • Returns to recording standby after checking.

REC check will not operate in following cases.

  • When the power is turned ON/OFF

  • When restarted

  • When the <THUMBNAIL> button is pressed

  • When the memory card is inserted/ejected

  • When formatted the memory card

  • When the card slot to record is switched by pressing the USER button to which [SLOT SEL] is assigned or by touching the USER button icon

  • When switched to [CARD READER MODE] or [SERVICE MODE]

  • When the [RECORDING] menu → [2 SLOTS FUNC.] → [SIMUL REC]/[BACKGR REC] is set

  • When either of the following settings are changed

    • [SYSTEM] menu → [FREQUENCY]

    • [SYSTEM] menu → [FILE FORMAT]

    • [SYSTEM] menu → [REC FORMAT]

    • [RECORDING] menu → [2 SLOTS FUNC.]