Backup battery – Sony PMW-F3K User Manual

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Backup Battery





Notes on data compatibility with other
XDCAM EX-series products

• When you use other PMW-series products to

play materials recorded on the PMW-F3K/F3L,
any media in which clips of formats not
supported by those products have been recorded
cannot be used.

• The setting data (page 131) including picture

profiles of the PMW-F3K/F3L cannot be used
on other products.

• The setting data for other PMW-series products

cannot be used on the PMW-F3K/F3L.


If pictures cannot be recorded/reproduced
properly, try formatting the recording medium.
While repeating picture recording/playback with
a certain recording medium for an extended
period, files in the medium may be fragmented,
disabling proper recording/storage. In such a
case, make a backup of clips in the medium then
perform formatting of the medium using “Format
Media” (page 130) of the OTHERS menu.

This camcorder uses a backup battery to retain
various setting data.
A lithium battery (CR2032) for backup is
mounted in the camcorder at the factory.
The backup battery retains the date, time, and
timecode in Free Run mode even when no
operating power is being supplied.

Service life of the backup battery

When the backup battery’s voltage falls, the
backup battery low-voltage warning appears on
the LCD monitor/viewfinder screen.
If this warning appears, replace the battery as
soon as possible.

• Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not

recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in fire.

• Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat

such as sunshine, fire or the like.

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
When you dispose of the battery, you must obey
the law in the relative area or country.

Replacing the backup battery


• Be sure to set the power switch to OFF when

replacing the backup battery.

• Be careful not to drop the removed screw into

the camcorder.

Backup Battery



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