Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit



    When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. By setting a maximum gain value, you can limit the amount of noise in the picture and keep a darker look. This function can only be used when the shooting mode is set to P, Tv or Av.
    The AGC limit cannot be set in the following cases:
    • When the exposure is locked.
    • When infrared recording is activated.

    Setting the Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
    1. Set the mode switch to .

    2. Set the power switch to CAMERA.

    3. Touch [FUNC] on the shooting screen.

    4. Select [ AGC Limit ].

    5. Select [ ].
    • An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.

    Select [ ] again to return the camcorder to automatic gain control.

    6. Drag your finger along the dial to set the desired maximum gain value.

    • You can select an AGC limit from 0.0 dB to 38.0 dB.
    • If [FUNC] -> [Looks] is set to [ Wide DR ], the lowest AGC limit that can be set will be 9.0 dB.

    7. Select [ ].
    • When an AGC limit is set, and the maximum gain value will appear on the left of the screen.

    If you set the CUSTOM dial’s function to [ AGC Limit ], you can turn the AGC limit on/off with the CUSTOM button and adjust the AGC limit using the CUSTOM dial.