Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit (VIXIA HF G20 / LEGRIA HF G25)

Article ID: ART138833 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit (VIXIA HF G20 / LEGRIA HF G25)


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.

If the following settings are made, the AGC Limit cannot be set.
  • When the shooting mode is set to Special Scene Recording Programs.
  • When adjusting the exposure manually.

How to Set an AGC Limit

1. Set the mode switch to <M> or <CINEMA>.

2. Turn on the camcorder.

3. Touch [ ].

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. Touch [ ] or [ ], or drag your finger along the dial to set the AGC limit.
The smaller the value, the less the gain limit. (You can record dark scenes as is.)

Touch [A Automatic] to remove the limit for the automatic gain control.

7. Touch [ ] to close the menu.
  • The selected AGC limit will appear on the screen.
  • If you set [ ] -> [Custom Key/Dial] to [ AGC Limit ], you can adjust the AGC limit with the CUSTOM dial.



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