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Old October 31st, 2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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Assign Button 6 - Visual Index

I'm trying to decide if I can re-assign 'Button 6 - Visual Index'. How often do you folks use 'Visual Index'? The 'NX5' allows you to optionally access the 'Visual Index' through the 'key pad' under the LCD. I don't plan on using the 'edit' features of the camera, instead, I plan on performing all 'edits' on my NLE. While I might want to visually review my clips, I can't foresee a situation I couldn't take the time to access the 'Visual Index' through the 'key pad'. Am I making a mistake? Is there something a I'm not considering? I just don't think I'll be using the 'Visual Index' enough to justify taking up one of my 'assignable' buttons. I'd appreciate your thoughts on this. I plan on assigning buttons 1 through 3 with the following: Assign Button # 1 - Peaking; Assign Button # 2 - Back Light; Assign Button # 3 - Hyper Gain. Buttons 4 through 7 will remain in their default configuration for the time being. I may re-consider 'Button # 3s Assignment', it depends on how often I use 'Hyper Gain'.

Any thoughts, opinions, or notional musings will be appreciated.

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Old November 1st, 2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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Re: Assign Button 6 - Visual Index

Mine's mapped to Peaking. The only time I use Visual Index is viewing using my remote.

No fear. If you don't like your changes you can alway restore. It takes a little time to work out what's best for you.

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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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Re: Assign Button 6 - Visual Index

Mine are set as
1 Steady shot
2 Peaking
3 Marker
4 Zebra
5 AE shift
6 Spotlight
7 Expanded Focus



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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Re: Assign Button 6 - Visual Index

Victor/Ron...thanks for your thoughtful response.

Ron..I notice you don't have 'Hyper Gain' on your programmed 'Buttons'. Have you found you don't use it that much, or at all?

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 09:34 AM   #5
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Re: Assign Button 6 - Visual Index

You've only got to turn on hyper-gain for 3 seconds to know it's a real last ditch resort button. And even then I'd avoid using that setting.

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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Re: Assign Button 6 - Visual Index

Thanks Tom! I appreciate you insight, since I haven't taken delivery of my 'NX5', yet. I've 'downloaded' and printed every piece of information on the 'NX5' I could find, including the entire 'Owner's Manual'. Heh, heh! Yes, I admit it, I'm one of those.

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 12:49 PM   #7
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I don't use gain above 9 db if I can help it. Have gain limit in auto set at 9 db and set manual settings depending on what I am doing.

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