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Panasonic EVA

Geoff Boyle
 

Can anyone help me with a menu issue?

I’m trying to use AWB and it’s greed out.

Manual says just select AWB but to AWT, well there’s no AWT, expected as I’m in Vlog, but AWB is greyed out and if I set the next menu to AWB memory it just displays what someone else manages to load in there.

I don’t like this menu system.



Cheers
Geoff Boyle
Cinematographer
EU Based
www.gboyle.co.uk
+31 (0) 637 155 076

Geoff Boyle
 

Re-initialised the camera and the foul color has gone.

Still working at AWB :-)

Geoff
DPNetherlands

Colin Elves
 

Sure thing: select WB on the multifunction toggle. Scroll through the WB presets until you get one with an ‘A’ next to it. This is the auto setting.

Point the camera at your reference target and hit the AWB button, which is on the front of the camera, below the lens release button.

Feel free to call me on my German number below if you need any more help.

All the best!

Colin Elves
Director of Photography
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On 17 Dec 2017, at 09:23, Geoff Boyle <geoff@...> wrote:

Can anyone help me with a menu issue?

Mitch Gross
 

Hi Geoff,

On the lower left corner of the operator side of the camera is a toggle switch. The top position is labeled WB. To the right of this button is a scroll wheel. With the switch on WB, turning the scroll wheel goes through the preset white balances without having to enter the menus. Scroll through all of the presets and on one end (I think by turning the wheel up) you'll hit the preset Auto White Balance, noted on the heads up display as well as on the Home screen with an "A" before the number. If you want to change the AWB setting, now you can use the button on the front of the camera near that toggle (where AWB button is traditionally located).

Think of an ENG style camera with a 3-position WB switch (preset 1, preset 2, auto) and an AWB button to grab a reading off a white or gray card. On EVA1, one can program lots of presets, which is why you have a scroll wheel. Otherwise pretty much the same thing.

If you want to load in a precise white balance preset, in the menu you can add one that lets you enter both a precise color temperature as well as a green/magenta offset. And if you find that there are too many white balance settings loaded for you to scroll through you can always choose to delete some.

Mitch Gross
Cinema Product Manager
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company
New York

Geoff Boyle
 

Thanks guys,

I was trying to use the menu on the screen…


Cheers
Geoff Boyle
Cinematographer
EU Based
www.gboyle.co.uk
+31 (0) 637 155 076

Mitch Gross
 

Hi Geoff,

There are two menu systems. A traditional "menu tree" with access to all of the various controls, and the Home menu, which is a GUI shortcut to the most commonly adjusted parameters. The Home menu is similar to the display for the VariCams and control panels on cinema style cameras for most of the last decade.  

You can access white balance controls through either menu or directly on the camera body. 

Mitch Gross
Cinema Product Manager 
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company
New York

On Dec 17, 2017, at 10:22 AM, Geoff Boyle <geoff.cml@...> wrote:

Thanks guys,

I was trying to use the menu on the screen…


Cheers
Geoff Boyle
Cinematographer
EU Based
www.gboyle.co.uk
+31 (0) 637 155 076