How to display the Waveform Monitor, Vectorscope, and Edge Monitor (XF305/XF300)
Article ID: ART115820 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Description

How to display the Waveform Monitor, Vectorscope, and Edge Monitor (XF305/XF300)

Solution

The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor or vectorscope. It can also display an edge monitor* to help you focus. The video scopes appear only on the LCD screen. They do not appear in the viewfinder or on an external monitor.
* The edge monitor looks at the focus of the entire picture and displays the results as a waveform. The edge monitor is available only in <CAMERA> mode.

Displaying a Video Scope

Press the WFM button.
  • The waveform monitor will appear in a window on the lower right of the screen.
  • You can repeatedly press the WFM button to activate the video scopes in the following sequence.
Waveform monitor -> Vectorscope -> Edge monitor -> Off
  • Alternatively, you can display the video scopes using [Other Functions] [WFM (LCD)] [Setting]. Select [WFM] for the waveform monitor, [VS] for the vectorscope or [Edge Mon.] for the edge monitor.

Configuring the Waveform Monitor

The camcorders waveform monitor function offers 5 modes. You can also change the gain.
1. Press the <MENU> button.

2. Open the [Waveform Monitor] submenu.
Push the joystick up/down or turn the <SELECT> dial to select the desired submenu, and then press <SET>.

Select [Other Functions] -> [WFM (LCD)] -> [Waveform Monitor] in that order.

3. Select the desired option and then press <SET>.
If you do not need to change the gain, you do not need to perform steps 4 and 5.
OptionsDetails
LineSets the waveform monitor to line display mode.
Line+SpotThe waveform of the area in the red frame is displayed in red on top of the [Line] mode waveform.
FieldSets the waveform monitor to field display mode.
RGBFunctions like an RGB parade scope.
YPbPrFunctions like a YPbPr parade scope.

4. Open the waveform monitor [Gain] submenu.
Select [Other Functions] -> [WFM (LCD)] -> [Gain] (under [Waveform Monitor]) in that order.

5. Select [1x] or [2x] and then press <SET>.

6. Press the <MENU> button to close the menu.

Configuring the Vectorscope

The camcorders vectorscope function offers 2 modes. You can also change the gain.
1. Press the <MENU> button.

2. Open the [Vectorscope] submenu.
Select [Other Functions] -> [WFM (LCD)] -> [Vectorscope] in that order.

3. Select the desired option and then press <SET>.
If you do not need to change the gain, you do not need to perform steps 4 and 5.
OptionsDetails
SpotThe color signal of the area in the red frame is displayed in red on top of the [Normal] mode waveform.
NormalDisplays the vectorscope.

4. Open the vectorscope [Gain] submenu.
Select [Other Functions] -> [WFM (LCD)] -> [Gain] (under [Vectorscope]) in that order.

5. Select [1x] or [5x] and then press <SET>.

6. Press the <MENU> button to close the menu.

Configuring the Edge Monitor

Using this video scope allows you to focus with more precision when the camcorder is in full manual focus or manual focus mode. The edge monitor features 2 modes.

1. Press the <MENU> button.

2. Open the [Edge Monitor] submenu.
Select [Other Functions] -> [WFM (LCD)] -> [Edge Monitor] in that order.

3. Select the desired option and then press <SET>.
OptionsDetails
Type 1The waveform that represents the focus of the entire picture is displayed in green. In addition, the waveform of the area in the three red frames is displayed in red on top of the previous waveform.
Type 2This mode displays the edge monitor with the waveform monitor in [Line+Spot] mode. The waveform monitor appears on the left in green while the edge monitor appears on the right in blue. The waveform of the area in the red frame is displayed in red on top of the edge monitor waveform.

4. Press the <MENU> button to close the menu.


SIMS Doc Id

8200852600