Frame recording, Preparatory settings, Performing frame recording – Sony PMW-F3K User Manual
Page 64: Preparatory settings performing frame recording
The Frame Recording function is especially
effective for clay animation recording.
The specified number of frames are recorded
intermittently when you press a recording start
It is recommended to fix the camcorder to a tripod
or equivalent and use the IR Remote Commander
to start/stop recording rather than pressing a
recording start button of the camcorder.
• Frame Recording cannot be set to “On”
simultaneously with Interval Recording, Picture
Cache Recording or Slow & Quick Motion.
When you set Frame Recording to “On,”
Interval Recording, Picture Cache Recording
and Slow & Quick Motion are forcibly set to
• No audio recording is executed in Frame
• Frame Recording cannot be made if a setting
which includes “HDV” or “DVCAM” is
selected with “SDI/HDMI/i.LINK I/O Select”
of the VIDEO SET menu.
• Frame Recording cannot be performed if
“Format” of “System” of the OTHERS menu is
set to “SP 1440/23.98P.”
Before starting Frame Recording, make the
necessary settings on the CAMERA SET menu in
For details on menu operations, see “Basic Menu
Operations” on page 107.
Select “Frame Rec” of the CAMERA
Set “Setting” to “On.”
The camcorder enters Frame Recording
When the special recording mode indication
on the screen is active, “Frame Rec” flashes
on the screen.
Select the “Number of Frames” value
for one recording session.
You can select from among 2, 6, and 12 when
the video format (page 41) is set to 720/
59.94P or 720/50P.
With other video formats, you can select
from among 1, 3, 6, and 9.
Exit the menu.
When the preparatory settings are completed, you
can start recording.
Press the REC START/STOP button on
the handle or the grip.
Recording in Frame Rec mode begins.
The “Frame Rec” indication stops flashing.
When the number of frames you specified
with the menu are recorded, the camcorder
automatically enters FRM STBY (Frame Rec
Press the REC START/STOP button
Each time you press the REC START/STOP
button, the camcorder records the specified
number of frames then enters FRM STBY
• Recording cannot be stopped until the specified
number of frames are recorded. If the power
switch is set to OFF during recording, the power
is only shut off after the specified number of
frames are recorded.
• The Rec Review function cannot be used while
recording in Frame Rec mode is in progress.
• You cannot change the “Number of Frames”
setting while recording in Frame Rec mode is in
progress. To change it, pause the recording.
• The timecode is recorded in Rec Run mode
(page 54) during Frame Recording.
Set t i ng
Number of Frames
: O f f
Shu t t e r
Slow Shut t e r
Color Bar Type
F l i c ker Reduce
I n t e r val Rec
P. Cache Rec
Mul t i
O f f
Performing Frame Recording