Changing the Recording programs according to the situation, such as in dark surroundings (VIXIA HF G40 / LEGRIA HF)
Article ID: ART164127 | Date published: 01/05/2016 | Date last updated: 01/05/2016
 

Description

Changing the Recording programs according to the situation, such as in dark surroundings (VIXIA HF G40 / LEGRIA HF)

Solution

You can make recordings of bright subjects in dark surroundings by changing the shutter speed or Special Scene recording program, or by using the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light.
Also, by using AGC Limit, you can make recordings in dark surroundings at a brightness close to how the scene actually looks.

This section explains how to change shooting modes.

Changing the shutter speed

1. Set the mode switch to [M] or [CINEMA].

2. Set the power switch to CAMERA.

3. Touch [ ].

4. Touch [Rec. Programs].

5. Touch [Tv Shutter-Pri. AE] and then set the desired shutter speed.

6. If you are recording in dark surroundings, set the shutter speed to 1/8, 1/15, or 1/30 seconds.
Touch [ ] or [ ], or drag your finger along the dial.

NOTE
When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter picture by using slow shutter speeds; however, image quality may not be as good and autofocus may not work well.

Changing a Special Scene recording program

Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program.

1. Set the mode switch to [M] or [CINEMA].

2. Set the power switch to [CAMERA].

3. Touch [ ].

4. Touch [Rec. Programs].

5. Touch [SCN] (Special Scene recording program).
*The current Special Scene recording program setting is displayed.

6. Drag your finger up or down to select the desired recording program.

Options ( Default value)
Special Scene Recording ProgramDetails

Portrait
The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background.

Sports
To record sports scenes such as tennis or golf.

Night Scene
To record nightscapes with lower noise.

Snow
To record in bright ski resorts without the subject being underexposed.

Beach
To record on a sunny beach without the subject being underexposed.

Sunset
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.

Low Light
To record in low-light situations.

Spotlight
To record spotlit scenes.

Fireworks
To record fireworks.

NOTE
  • [Portrait]/[Sports]/[Snow]/[Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback.
  • [Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in [T].
  • [Snow]/[Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen. 
  • [Low Light]:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- White points may appear on the screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.
  • [Fireworks]: To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we recommend using a tripod.


Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit

SIMS Doc Id

8202734200