GAIN select control located on the camera for operation of the camera under
The GAIN select switch has three
(1) "0", which is the off position or normal position when there is
enough light present for camera operation.
(2) "+6", for operations which do not have enough illumination.
(3) + 12 when "+6" does not satisfy the lighting conditions.
e. For the ease of handling and operation by the operator, there are
two remote control VR START/STOP buttons on the camera system. One button
is located on the camera itself and designed to start and stop the recorder
in the play or record modes. For use in the play mode, the operator must
press PLAY on the recorder. Until the VR STOP/START button is pressed, the
recorder will automatically go into PAUSE mode and both the PAUSE and PLAY
indicator will light. When pressing the RECORD and PLAY buttons, the PAUSE
mode is activated and PAUSE, PLAY and RECORD indicators will light up. This
only happens when the camera is connected to the recorder and its power is
on. To activate for PLAY or RECORD, the VR START/STOP button is pressed.
To stop the operation of the recorder, the VR START/STOP button must be
f. The camera comes with an electronic viewfinder for monitoring the
video that the camera lens sees and also for monitoring the video playback
from the recorder.
The viewfinder is connected to the camera by a short
cable and attached to the camera carrying handle on the camera.
possible for the operator to adjust the eyecap and viewfinder housing for
ease of viewing by the operator. The eyepiece can rotate 90 degrees up or
down for better viewing by the operator.
g. Because of the VR having two audio channels, the camera has the
capability of recording in stereo through the use of a camera-mounted
microphone or the external microphone connector located on the rear of the
camera. There is also an external microphone switch by which the operator
can select either the camera mounted mic or external mic.
h. The zoom lens and its controls will be discussed in Lesson 2,
Learning Events 1 and 2.
Now that you are familiar with the controls and
ENG/EFP system, let's put it all together for a "shoot."
a. The operator will need a complete ENG/EFP system to consist of a
(1) Attach the camera and recorder together, using the camera cable,
to the camera housing connectors, located on the camera and the recorder.
(2) The operator will then insert the battery into the recorder.
this time all power will come from the recorder.