Recording Video
Article ID: ART133300 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 10/22/2015


Recording Video


This section explains the recording basics. Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Record for approximately 6 minutes at 50 Mbps. Should the camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A162).

For details on recording audio, refer to Recording Audio.

Operating modes:

Preparing to Record

1 Attach the monitor unit, handle unit, grip unit, etc. as necessary to build the desired configuration.


2 Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder.

3 Insert a CF card into a CF card slot.

• Insert another CF card into the other CF card slot to use relay recording or double slot recording.

4 Attach a lens


  • The camcorder can add a user memo to a clip as you record. It can be used to store information such as the clip name, camera operator and filming location. However, you must set the user memo before recording.


1 Set the Q switch to CAMERA.

  • The camcorder turns on in mode and enters record pause mode.
  • The access indicator for the CF card slot selected for recording illuminates in red and then changes to green.

2 Press the START/STOP button to begin recording.

  • Recording starts. The tally lamp illuminates and the recording indicator [ÜREC] appears at the top of the screen.
  • You can use the START/STOP button on the back of the camcorder, the front of the camcorder (next to the lens mount), the grip unit or the monitor unit.

3 Press the START/STOP button to pause the recording.

  • The clip* is recorded to the CF card and the camcorder enters record pause mode. The tally lamp will also go out.

* “Clip” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the START/STOP button to start recording until you press again to pause the recording. You can also include custom picture settings and metadata with the clip.