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Charles Bailey
HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 6, 2011 at 4:27:00 am

I am trying to find a simple way to change preset WB color temperature with a HPX 370. Naturally, I can do so in the menu, but the manual claims-"When you have no time to adjust the white balance-Position the WHITE BAL switch at PRST Turning the AUTO W/B BAL switch to AWB toggles the color temperature between 3200K & 5600K"
I have tried this with seemingly no effect. What am I missing?


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Chris Tompkins
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 6, 2011 at 3:05:26 pm

One of the 3 user buttons can be designated for Auto WB.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Charles Bailey
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:40:05 pm

Thanks Chris, but WB is not one of the choices assignable to a User button. Assignable choices are REC REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT, BACKLIGHT,ATW, ATWLOCK, GAIN:24db,YGET,DRS, TEXT MEMO, SLOT SEL, SHOT MARK, MAG A LVL,PRE REC,PC MODE,WFM, FBS.
I was looking to see why I could not toggle using the process described in the first post of this thread.


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Steve Eisen
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 7, 2011 at 1:10:42 am

Look up ATW in your manual.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Charles Bailey
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 7, 2011 at 2:51:03 am

Thanks but I am not looking to use the Auto Tracking White function. I was just looking for a quick toggle without going to the menu as indicated on page 56 of the manual - "When you have no time to adjust the white balance-Position the WHITE BAL switch at PRST Turning the AUTO W/B BAL switch to AWB toggles the color temperature between 3200K & 5600K"
When I do this there is no toggle.


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Chris Tompkins
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 7, 2011 at 10:42:05 am

The way it's set up is the Prst button can be set to: 32k or 56k you choose.

Now, you can set up one of the user buttons for Auto White - so so do that.

These are your choices...

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Tom Matthies
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 14, 2011 at 3:35:22 pm

Set your white balance switch on the side of the camera to PST (the Preset/A/B switch)
Then toggle your white balance switch on the front of the camera up. Each toggle of the switch will switch the preset white balance between 32K and 56K (indoors/outdoors or tungsten/daylight).
It will get you close in a situation where you can't get a proper balance.
FWIW, the preset outdoor balance is a bit warm for my taste.
A proper white balance is always the best.

E=MC2+/-2db


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Chris Tompkins
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 14, 2011 at 3:42:56 pm

Ohh, good one Tom, I totally forgot about that. Nice.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Charles Bailey
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 16, 2011 at 6:28:51 pm

Thanks Tom. What you suggest is exactly what I tried. And when I tried I saw no change in the video being captured nor do I see a change in color temperature setting display.
It's not really a big deal, because I will always white balance for a scene and changing conditions. It was just that I saw this described in the manual and I could not get the result expected when I followed the procedure. The ability to toggle the WB preset would be handy if I arrived at a location and had to instantly start recording without having time to perform a proper white balance. Doesn't happen often, but I thought the toggle would be similar to just rolling in a filter


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Mehmet caglayan
Re: HPX370 toggle white balance
on Oct 27, 2011 at 12:54:49 am

I have an ag-hpx370. I don't know what you changed in your settings but if your wb is on prst, you toggle between 5.6k and 3.2k by lifting the W/B BAL switch up.. UP.. not down...
cheers

Mehmet Caglayan
Blue Voyage Productions
Savannah, GA


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