Setting up the Color Bars and audio setup tone on the XF300/305
Article ID: ART110284 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Setting up the Color Bars and audio setup tone on the XF300/305

Solution

You can have the camcorder generate and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal and output them from the HD/SD SDI terminal (XF305 only), HDMI terminal, HD/SD Component terminal1, AV terminal, VIDEO 2 terminal1, and headphones2 terminal.

1 Video only
2 Audio only

Recording Color Bars

You can choose between SMPTE standard definition color bars [Type 1] and ARIB multi-format HDTV color bars [Type 2].

  1. Open the color bars [Type] submenu.
    [Camera Setup] > [Color Bars] > [Type]
  2. Select [Type 1] (SMPTE) or [Type 2] (ARIB) and then press <SET>.
  3. Open the [Enable] submenu to activate the color bars.
    [Camera Setup] > [Color Bars] > [Enable]
  4. Select [On] and press <SET>.
    - The selected color bars appear on the screen and will be recorded when you press the START/STOP button.
    - Turning the camcorder off or changing the operating mode will deactive the color bars.

Recording an Audio Reference Signal

The camcorder can output a 1 kHz audio reference signal with the color bars.

  1. Open the [1 kHz Tone] submenu.
    [Audio Setup] > [Audio Input] > [1 kHz Tone]
  2. Select the desired level and then press <SET>.
    - Available levels are -12 db, -18 db, and -20 db.
    - Select [OFF] to turn off the signal.
    - The signal is output at the selected level and will be recorded when you press the START/STOP button.

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