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Old March 22nd, 2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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Cannot proceed when trying to change WB or Gain switches.

Why i have this warning?
I am trying to change the gain from the switches, or the switch at the wb and i have the warning "cannot proceed" and of course nothing happened.

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hi - had the same problem here - reset to factory settings helped...
Only had this problem once and that was after installing newest firmware on my EX3.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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This issue pops up at least once a month here.

The problem is that you have changed the DIRECT MENU setting to "ALL". Return the setting to "PART" and everything will be back to normal. The DIRECT MENU menu is in the OTHERS section.

I wish Sony would just remove this menu entirely from the camera because there's no reason anyone should ever want to change it and it just causes problems.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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thanks for the help.
And something else.
How i can have auto white?
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 10:42 AM   #5
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Auto-white is called ATW and you shouldn't use it.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 10:44 AM   #6
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Ok ATW, but where is it?
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 03:34 PM   #7
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like said you get one (direct menu) or the other (switches) but cant have both.

here we are going with using the direct menu itself (on ALL) and ignoring the switches.
I figure if we can control the Spotlight/Backlight, AE, the Shutter, the WB, and gain in one location it should be easier for the camera person to get used to using the Direct menu only, as opposed to having to know both the switches and the direct menu, to do all functions.
then they can see all the changes without taking thier eyes off the video.

anybody see any future problem with that?
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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Ok ATW, but where is it?
the ATW is "shared" item with Preset B, go into the Menu , get in the CAMERA sub-menu, and find WHITE SWITCH item, in there you can change preset B to either preset B (MEM) or ATW.

ATW- Auto Trace White
AWB - Auto White Balance
MEM- Meaning memory storage location for a manuel set white balance
Preset A&B - usually used for 2 Manually set white balances that you set for the job your on at the time, and switch between them as needed.

never trust the ATW , unless you know what it is setting to everytime, and what it is setting to is Actualy "white". :-)

the picture "PROFILES" also hold a single preset item, so i was thinking (oh oh) you have 3 available presets quick. the profiles preset, A preset and B preset.

Then if you clone a perfect profile, then set the profile for (say) a perfect outdoor picture and all its issues and problems, and a few different indoor profiles. IF you dont mess up the profile itself (clones slightly adjusted) , you could also switch Named profiles instantally in the Direct menu, and have every color under the sun ready to go at a wave of your hand.

like?? Sun, Sundown , IN-Flor, In-INCAN, In-Sodium, In-Mercury , or some such thing.
then Select the PRESET that your going to USE , because if it isnt selected you wont see your changes, and roll in a temp and color adjust for that location. adjusting the Profile for that specific lighting type. next time you go back there, its set.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 07:06 PM   #9
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Doug,
Thanks,
That one has got me a few times. And yes it was when I changed the All/part setting.
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