Adjusting the White Balance
White balance adjustment makes white subjects look white and allows more natural color balance for
camera recording. Normally white balance is automatically adjusted. You can obtain better results by
adjusting the white balance manually when lighting conditions change quickly or when recording
outdoors: e.g., neon signs, fireworks.
Selecting the Appropriate Mode
Select the appropriate white balance mode under the following conditions.
e Indoor mode
Lighting condition changes quickly. [a]
Too bright place such as photography studios
Under sodium lamps or mercury lamps
w Outdoor mode
Under a color matching fluorescent lamp
Recording a sunset/sunrise, just after sunset, just before sunrise [b], neon signs, or fireworks [c]
Setting the White Balance
(1) Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to the center (auto lock release) position while the camcorder is
in Standby mode.
(2) Press WHT BAL repeatedly to select the appropriate white balance mode.
Each time you press the button, the indicator inside the viewfinder changes:
No indicator (auto)
To return to automatic white balance mode
Set HOLD/AUTO LOCK selector to AUTO LOCK or press WHT BAL repeatedly until no indicator
appears in the viewfinder.