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Old July 19th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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GAIN/ATW and Shutter Speed buttons not working.

Hello.

This is the second time my on-camera switches for GAIN/ATW and SHUTTER stopped working.

I get a 'cannot proceed' error.

I can still make changes manually, just not with the shortcut preset switches.

Last time i fixed this by resetting the camera to default settings thus losing all my profiles/settings :(

I really don't want to do that again.

Is this a known issue ? maybe an intermittant problem ?

I can't see what i would have done to cause this.


*sigh*

:)
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Old July 19th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #2
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The settings of the items named with a suffix [D]
can be changed using the Direct menu on the
screen.

Select “All,” “Part,” or “Off” for Direct Menu
using “Direct Menu” (page 107) of the OTHERS
menu.

When the Direct mode is set to “Part,” the
operation is limited depending on the GAIN,
SHUTTER, or WHITE BAL switch setting.
When the Direct mode is set to “All,” the GAIN,
SHUTTER, and WHITE BAL switches are
disabled.

____
When the Direct menu is in All mode, you can
select from among ATW, W:A, W:B, and W:P.
When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you can
switch between ATW and the mode set with the
WHITE BAL switch.

When the Direct menu is in All mode, you can
change the gain in steps of 3 dB with the Direct
menu by operating the joystick or the jog dial.
You can also select AGC mode with the Direct
menu.

When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you can
switch between AGC and the gain selected with
the GAIN switch
_____

When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you
cannot turn the shutter on/off with the Direct
menu if the SHUTTER switch is set to ON.
If the SHUTTER switch is set to OFF, only
switching between Auto Shutter and Shutter
OFF.

The Direct menu cannot be selected when the
camcorder is in Full Auto mode (page 33) or
when the EX Slow Shutter mode is set to “On.”

_____

All the above in the Manual. Translation - Change Direct Menu from ALL to PART
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Old July 20th, 2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Craig Seeman great work !

Thankyou :)

I will try this tommorow as I've just returned from a shoot and am knackered..

cheerio from OZ !
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Old July 20th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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This is one of those examples were Sony spreads this all over the manual. It's kind of hard to find a single spot in the manual that says All does this, Part does this, Off does this, in a way most humans can understand. It's not even clear what the error message would be but you, and many others, have seen it of course.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #5
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There should be a sticky for "Cannot Proceed" as this keeps cropping up. Just wish the error message was less ambiguous.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 11:39 PM   #6
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So what happens if the direct menu is set to "Off", and what does "Direct menu or mode mean anyway?
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Old July 21st, 2009, 01:50 AM   #7
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If you turn Direct Menu "off" then you can't change any menu settings without going into the menu. Of course all the controls work, but you can't use the joy-stick to, for example, change the PP or steady shot function.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #8
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Thanks Craig! I just learned something new and useful. A big part of this camera is getting everything setup the way it works for the user. I try spending a few hours every week just reading and playing... It seems everytime I have a problem or something I don't like on my EX1r, there is a solution or a work around. I love the level of control. I am working towards the day that I can call my self the master of this camera.
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