All fixed cameras are equipped with color viewfinders. You may adjust the brightness, contrast, and sharpness of your viewfinder by pressing the rotary knob on the top right corner of the viewfinder. Press in on the knob to cycle through the video adjustment options. Turn the knob to increase or decrease the setting. When you are done press the “Exit” button on the bottom right corner of the viewfinder.
Please be careful in adjusting these viewfinders. Because they are menu-driven it is easy to get lost in the menu and change settings you may be unfamiliar with. We are asking you as volunteers to only adjust the video settings. Please ask for help from the Engineer or Director if there is something that you feel needs to be reset.
The intercom control for each camera is adjustable, and should be one of the first things you check before rehearsal begins.
You will find adjustment dials for your intercom on the rear of the camera under the label “INCOM 1”. On the left side of INCOM 1 panel you will notice a “Rear” or “Front” indicator. This switch should normally be placed on the “Front” setting. This allows you to use the push-to-talk button on your zoom control handle to engage your mic.
While in “Front” mode, the dial to control the volume in your headset speakers is located on the front of the camera, just below where the lens mounts to the camera body. This dial is not easily accessible, especially from Cameras 2 and 3, so please locate and adjust your volume before any rehearsals begin.
If you choose to set the INCOM 1 switch to the “Rear” setting, you will be able to control the volume with the INCOM knob located adjacent to the switch. However, this disables the push-to-talk button located on your zoom control handle. Instead you must engage the mic using the switch on the back of the camera. We ask you not to use this mode as your mic volume will be enormous, and it is easy to forget to turn the switch back off.
If you are unable to talk using your push-to-talk button, ensure that the INCOM 1 switch is set to the “Front” setting.