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Mike Allen
F330 Problem Please Help
on Jan 7, 2008 at 4:22:30 pm

I have noticed a white spot in the upper right corner of my monitor. At first I thought it was a burned pixel on my monitor. After investigation, it seems to be from the camera itself. Computer generated images do not show the small white spot. When I record with the lens cap on, I can see the burnt pixel. Is there something I can do before sending to Sony. Is there a way to mask this in the camera with some type of menu application or do I have to send in for maintenence.

Mike


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john sharaf
Re: F330 Problem Please Help
on Jan 7, 2008 at 5:43:21 pm

Mike,

With many cameras, including Sony's F900's, lit pixels can often be removed (masked) by repeated ABB cycles. Try doing this three or four times and the auto masking circuitry should turn off the offending pixel.

JS


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Dave Jenkins
Re: F330 Problem Please Help
on Jan 8, 2008 at 4:34:19 am

I had the same problem and was told that the black balance will mask pixels on the 330 & 350. I black balance every time I use the camera and haven't had a problem since.

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Wayne Carey
Re: F330 Problem Please Help
on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:20:20 pm

There's a good lesson here...

ALWAYS black balance and white balance BEFORE shooting for the day OR scene.

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john sharaf
Re: F330 Problem Please Help
on Jan 8, 2008 at 11:11:45 pm

Wayne,

Black Balance daily yes, but auto white balance is a subjective control. Many of us use the presets for more consistent and more colorful pictures and reserve the use of auto white for mixed color source environments and fluorescents.

BTW, a single cycle of ABB will not necessarily erase, or turn off a lit pixel, if it can be done it's usually after a series of ABB in a row.

JS


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Wayne Carey
Re: F330 Problem Please Help
on Jan 9, 2008 at 2:25:26 pm

All very good points, John.

The only reason I say black balance and white balance daily comes from my many years of video production, and its very surprising how many people will start shooting with doing either process.

I tell all my guys to at least black balance daily. Sony cameras tend to shoot on the cool side so we use Warm Cards to bump up the image to the warmer side of things.

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