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Camera preparation prior to the shoot

10.1 Accessing the in-camera menus

1   Switch the camera on and cap the lens. Note that, unlike film lenses, the iris ring on a digital video lens goes past the smallest aperture to a position usually marked ‘C’. This stands for ‘capped’ and is fitted mainly to enable a quick and effective black balance to be performed. It is just as useful in capping the lens to make reading the menu on a monitor easier.

2   To display the in-camera menu in the viewfinder, hold the Menu switch down and move the Display switch to Menu. You will have to start with the Display switch set to OFF.

3   Hold in the page selector wheel and push the Menu switch upwards against the spring loading. When you release the Menu switch, ...

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