Sony PMW-F3K User Manual
Adjusting the White Balance
Auto white-balance adjustment cannot be
executed in Preset mode.
To store the adjustment value in
memory, select Memory A or Memory
Select the appropriate ND filter
according to the lighting condition.
Place a white subject under the same
lighting condition and shoot it so that a
white area is obtained on the screen.
A white object (white cloth, a white wall,
etc.) near the subject may be used in place.
Be careful not to have any spots of high
illumination on the screen.
Adjust the lens iris opening.
Set it to the proper condition if the manual
iris adjustment mode is selected.
Press the AUTO WHT BAL button.
Auto white-balance adjustment begins.
During adjustment, an in-progress message is
displayed on the screen. When the adjustment is
completed successfully, the message changes to a
completion message, and the obtained color
temperature is displayed.
• When you execute the adjustment in a memory
mode, the adjusted value is stored in memory
(A or B) selected in step 1.
• When you execute the adjustment in ATW
mode, adjustment in ATW is resumed.
If auto white-balance adjustment fails
An error message is displayed on the screen for
approximately three seconds.
If the error message is displayed, try auto white-
balance adjustment again.
If the error message continues to be displayed
after several attempts, consult your Sony service
AUTO WHT BAL button