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Old June 25th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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Resetting White balance to factory...

heres something i havent been able to sort out...

for 4 years, ive never really needed to do this, however we were shooting with 2 Z1's, 2 DVX100's, a DSR500 and a DSR 300...

now the sonys were set to 5600k, (Ive never needed to tweak the Z1's)however the DVX100's have been over the times of shooting, manually set to WB, so the WB a and WB b are have lost their initialised settings.

Now im curious if there is a way to retrieve the original WB setting temp. Ive tried the manual and the menus, but im yet to find a way to reset these.

In turn the footage is fine unti we try to colour match the DVX with the others. Obviously theyll never be perfect, but it would be nice to at least set the units to a temp if ever needed..

anyone know?
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Old June 30th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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noone knows huh...
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Old July 10th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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I own a DVC80 and if I recall correctly (it is not in my hands at the moment), there are 4 white balance options: manually set "A," manually set "B," and then the preset 5600k and 3000k built-in settings. Does the DVX100 not have the two built-in 5600/3000 options?

When I have my hands on my DVC80 again, I'll double check this, but this is how I recall it being set up...
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Old July 10th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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Peter,
Did you try the master reset on the DVX? As I recall, when I got my 1st 100A,
the WB "A" preset was the same as the 3200 preset, which surprised me...I figured it would have been some sort of Fluorescent light setting.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #5
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Does the DVX100 not have the two built-in 5600/3000 options?
Yes, the DVX100 has built in 5600/3200 WB in addition to the custom set a and b option. Flip the switch on the side to prst and then toggle the awb button on the front.

Of course that doesn't answer the factory preset question, but I don't know the answer to that one.

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Old July 10th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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Yes, the DVX100 has built in 5600/3200 WB in addition to the custom set a and b option. Flip the switch on the side to prst and then toggle the awb button on the front.

Of course that doesn't answer the factory preset question, but I don't know the answer to that one.

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Ah. I thought Peter was looking for the preset 5600k setting, to try and match the Sonys he mentioned.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #7
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Kris Answered the query, i just never really understood the manual (after 4years and 3 models later....) .. lol
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Old July 11th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #8
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Just had a fiddle with it..

now for A and B, u cant lock these to a specific temp, however if set the switch to Prst, then go onto the menu screen, go to SWMode and turn off the AWB, now when u tap the WB button while ur WB switch is on Prst u can jump between 3200k and 5600k

Works a treat.. Im now wondering why it took me so long to friggin understand..
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Old July 30th, 2006, 08:53 AM   #9
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What I'd really like is to use the iris control wheel to set the WB, rather than reaching for my white card and filling the frame with it and pressing the wb button everytime the scene moves, or using awb and waiting for the camera to react... I dont have enough hands to get it all done quickly.

Yeah, using the iris control wheel to set the wb, great... with a screen display of the colour temp. I could even warm up some scenes directly, rather than using slightly blue paper and 3 hands.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #10
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The PRST is the factory setting. It will never change and is the same as the day you got it. If you press the AWB button it will toggle between 3200 and 5600 factory preset white balance. The A and B buttons are for manual white balance (your own white balance) and will not change until you balance again or the internal battery goes dead.
You can also turn on the Auto White Tracking and make yourself crazy as it adjusts to white balance every few milliseconds.
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