Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Sony F35 recording to HDCAM SR with a SRW-1 has been the defacto camera of choice on most episodics shooting here in LA. With that in mind here's a little tip to trick out your "A" and "B" cameras.
You can color-code the LCD panel display on the SRW-1 by accessing the diagnosis menu. Simply hold down the "Home" key and then push the "System" button. Use the thumb wheel to navigate the menu and click on "LCD Color" near the bottom. This will give you access to a bunch of different character displays on the LCD. Note that once you make a selection you then have to manually dial in your color preference by mixing different values of RGB. It takes a bit of practice, but it's well worth the effort to pimp yer tape recorder.