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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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manual gain...cannot proceed

Not sure what I have done, but have done it twice now. I cannot change gain when in manual mode. I keep getting the message "cannot proceed". Last time I reset all settings and it was fine, but I don't want to do this again.

Any ideas?
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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #2
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Ditto for me I was messing with the settings and got the do not proceed error. I had to reset the settings.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #3
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Am wondering if there is a bug in the firmware here that needs fixing
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:22 AM   #4
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Same here - for both the Gain and the White Balance switches.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #5
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Definite fault. Am sure it will be fixed soon.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 12:54 PM   #6
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try to adjust the on-screen options with a tape or battery warning up. It doesn't work.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #7
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Hey...we are the beta testers after all in a way! Do Sony read these forums at all?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #8
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Not sure what I have done, but have done it twice now. I cannot change gain when in manual mode. I keep getting the message "cannot proceed". Last time I reset all settings and it was fine, but I don't want to do this again.
How are you trying to change gain, Phil - by using the PRST-A-B switch or do you mean you can use the menus to set the values for the switch settings?

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Old November 29th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #9
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its using the hard switches. When it happens it affects the white balance switch too
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Old November 29th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #10
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its using the hard switches. When it happens it affects the white balance switch too
Thanks, Phil. I just wanted to be on the watch for the same problem.

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Old November 29th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #11
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"Cannot Proceed" - Solved

Others have posted about the manual gain setting switch and I have about the manual shutter switch sometimes leading to a "cannot proceed" message, requiring an "all reset" to restore normal operations.

Well, I just finished an experiment where I painstakingly changed one menu setting at a time away from the factory default settings. I didn't change every parameter, just the ones I had been changing to my preferences.

When I finally got down to "Direct Menu" and changed it from "Part" to "All" I started getting the "cannot proceed" warning when I operated either the shutter or gain switches. So, out came the manual and sure 'nuff there at the upper right of page 19 were the words "When the Direct mode is set to "All," tje GAIN, SHUTTER, and WHITE BAL switches are disabled."

Now, I'm a great believer in RTFM and I had studied the manual quite closely and I'd studied the manual for days before receiving my EX1 and I missed that statement completely.

Now that I understand what Direct Menu is and how it works since having the actual camera I can see the logic of this method of operation but I wish the preceding statement had been highlighted a little better.

"All is forgiven."

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Old November 29th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #12
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Thought it would be something like that....
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:11 AM   #13
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thanks

Thanks - That stumped me as well
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:39 PM   #14
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Hey...we are the beta testers after all in a way! Do Sony read these forums at all?
If I was a Sony rep and did read this I would reply with a classic RTFM!

Maybe we don't want Sony to read all our post :)
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Yeah.. had me for about 20 minutes tonight. Thanks GOD for the search function here!

But the error message itself is kind of creepy. 'Cannot Proceed' just plain sounds bad...
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