Using the AGC limit feature on the VIXIA HF M30 series

Article ID: ART107731 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Using the AGC limit feature on the VIXIA HF M30 series


When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. However, using higher gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain value to be used. The smaller the AGC limit, the picture will be darker but will have less the noise.

To set an AGC limit value, follow the procedures below.

How to Set an AGC Limit

  1. Set the mode switch to <M> .

  2. Turn on the camcorder.
    - Check that the operating mode is set to movie recording mode. If the mode is set to photo shooting mode, touch [ ] to switch it to movie recording mode.

  3. Touch [FUNC.].

  4. Drag your finger up and down to display the rest of the panel, and then touch [AGC Limit].

  5. Touch [M Manual] to display the meter.

  6. Drag your finger left and right along the dial to set the AGC limit.
    - The smaller the value, the less the gain limit. (You can record dark scenes as is.)


In [A Automatic], the AGC limit is automatically set to a high value.



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