Performing picture cache recording, Starting picture cache recording, Stopping picture cache recording – Sony PMW-F3K User Manual
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Picture Cache Recording
The Picture Cache Recording is enabled and
the CACHE REC lamp lights.
The Setting On/Off operation can be
alternatively made by using an assignable
button if you assign the Picture Cache
function to the button.
For function assignment, see “Changing
Functions of the Assignable Buttons” on page
Set the time to cache video with “Rec
You can select the time from among 0-2 sec,
2-4 sec, 4-6 sec, 6-8 sec, 8-10 sec, and 13-15
(The actual time to trace back to start
recording may vary within the selected time
range depending on conditions.)
Exit the menu.
The special recording/operation status indication
block on the screen shows “
Starting Picture Cache Recording
Check that the CACHE REC lamp is lit and
press the REC START/STOP button on the
handle or the grip.
Recording begins, and stored video in the cache
memory is written first to the SxS memory card.
The on-screen “
CACHE” indication changes to
Stopping Picture Cache Recording
Press the REC START/STOP button on the
handle or the grip.
Canceling Picture Cache function
Set “Setting” of “P.Cache Rec” of the CAMERA
SET menu to “Off” or press the assignable button
to which you assigned the Picture Cache function.
• If you change the recording format, the cached
data are cleared and caching is newly started.
Therefore, data cached before you changed the
format cannot be recorded if you start Picture
Cache Recording immediately after changing
• If you start/stop Picture Cache Recording
immediately after you insert an SxS memory
card, data may not be recorded on the card.
• Picture caching starts when you activate the
Picture Cache function. Therefore, video before
the function is activated cannot be recorded
with Picture Cache Recording.
• Picture Cache Recording is invalid for external
input signal (HDV).
• As picture caching is disabled while an SxS
memory card is being accessed, such as during
playback, Rec Review, or thumbnail screen
display, Picture Cache Recording of such a
period cannot be made.
• Although you can change the “Rec Time”
setting on the menu even while recording is in
progress, any new value becomes valid in such
a case only after recording is stopped.
Performing Picture Cache
CACHE REC lamp