Adjusting the viewfinder, Turning the viewfinder on/off, Adjusting the focus in the viewfinder – Sony PMW-F3K User Manual
Page 27: Adjusting the backlight
Adjusting the LCD Monitor and Viewfinder
Press the MENU button to set the camcorder to
Menu mode and select
menu) then “LCD” from the menu.
Set color, contrast and brightness of the LCD
monitor with the corresponding LCD menu
items: Color, Contrast, and Brightness.
For details on menu operations, see “Basic Menu
Operations” on page 107.
Using the assignable button
If you assign “LCD/VF Adjust” to one of the
assignable buttons, you can adjust the contrast
and brightness of the LCD monitor, using the
assignable button and the jog dial.
For how to assign the function, see “Changing
Functions of the Assignable Buttons” on page 61.
Press the assignable button to which
“LCD/VF Adjust” is assigned.
The LCD Brightness Level bar is displayed
on the LCD monitor.
Adjust the brightness by turning the jog
Turning the dial upwards makes the
brightness brighter, and downwards makes it
Press the assignable button again.
The LCD Contrast Level bar is displayed on
the LCD monitor.
Adjust the contrast by turning the jog
Turning the dial upwards makes the contrast
stronger, and downwards makes it weaker.
After the adjustment, press the jog dial
or the CANCEL button to turn off the
If the picture on the LCD monitor is hard to view
under bright ambient light, you can use the
viewfinder to check the picture.
You can adjust the display conditions of the
viewfinder according to your current lighting
These adjustments of the viewfinder have no
effect on pictures being recorded.
Do not leave the camcorder with the eyepiece of
the viewfinder facing the sun. Direct sunlight can
enter through the eyepiece, be focused in the
viewfinder, and cause fire.
Turning the viewfinder on/off
With the factory setting, the viewfinder is turned
on when the LCD monitor is in its park position
or is rotated to face the subject.
You can change the setting so that the viewfinder
is always on regardless of the status of the LCD
monitor, using “VF” (page 117) of the LCD/VF
SET menu. Change the “Power” setting from
“Auto” to “On.”
Adjusting the focus in the viewfinder
The eyepiece focusing (diopter compensation)
knob enables adjustment to match the eyesight of
operator so that the operator can view the image
clearly in the eyepiece.
Adjusting the backlight
The brightness of the backlight for the viewfinder
can be switched between High and Low.
Select “VF” from the LCD/VF SET menu and set
Display On/O f f
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Adjusting the Viewfinder
Eyepiece focusing knob