FAQ


AVCCAM memory card camera recorder AG-AC90
Frequently Asked Questions

AG-AC90 series firmware
+ Changed specifications so that PRE-REC was not removed by REC/STOP button (ver 1.1 or higher) .


How can I...

  1. Is it possible to use Slot 1 for recording that starts/stops by pressing REC button and Slot 2 for continuous recording not controlled by the button?
  2. Is this camera able to output a picture through both HDMI and AV MULTI connectors simultaneously?
  3. Does this camera have a function to synchronize the time code between multiple cameras?
  4. Does this camera have a function to adjust audio level automatically?
  5. Is it possible to adjust the gain?

Accessories

  1. Does this camera have a built-in ND filter?
  2. Is the battery interchangeable with the one for AG-HMC155 or AG-HMC45?
  3. Is it possible to use SDXC cards for this camera?
  4. Is it possible to mount a wide conversion lens to this camera?
  5. I want to know about the accessories and how to buy them.

Operation

  1. How do I switch the zoom operation mode between MANUAL and SERVO?
  2. If automatic audio level adjustment function (2ch MIC ALC) is set to ON, will manual adjustments to audio volume not work?
  3. I need to record the audio from monaural microphone onto both CH1 and CH2.
  4. Is auto switch OFF mode (switch OFF when no operation is performed for a certain period) available?



Is it possible to use Slot 1 for recording that starts/stops by pressing REC button and Slot 2 for continuous recording not controlled by the button?
No, it is not possible.
Auto Switch Recording (simple relay recording) or Backup Recording (simultaneous recording of the same picture onto two cards) is possible.
These can be set at MENU > Recording Setup > 2 SLOTS FUNC.
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Is this camera able to output a picture through both HDMI and AV MULTI connectors simultaneously?
Simultaneous output of a picture is not possible.
HDMI output takes priority. * Only analog audio (red and white RCA plugs) can be output simultaneously.
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Does this camera have a function to synchronize the time code between multiple cameras?
No, it does not.
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Does this camera have a function to adjust audio level automatically?
By setting 2ch MIC ALC to ON, automatic audio level adjustment function can be enabled.
MENU > Recording Setup > 2ch MIC ALC: ON
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Is it possible to adjust the gain?
Gain adjustment is possible and linked with iris adjustment. When iris is adjusted up to OPEN, further adjustments are made by using gain.
Its adjustment range is from 0 dB to 30 dB. Separate adjustment to gain only can not be made.
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Does this camera have a built-in ND filter?
ND filter is not built in the camera. External ND filter below is available as a genuine part.
Part Name: Filter Kit
Part No.: VW-LF49N-K
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Is the battery interchangeable with the one for AG-HMC155 or AG-HMC45?
No, it isn't. Battery for AG-AC90 is interchangeable with the one for P2 series cameras and its part number is CGA-D54.
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SIs it possible to use SDXC cards for this camera?
Yes, it is possible. Details about usable SD cards are as follows.
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards with a capacity of 512MB or more
For video shooting, please use the cards rated at Speed Class 4 or higher.
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Is it possible to mount a wide conversion lens to this camera?
Wide conversion lens with a 49mm fileter diameter can be mounted.
The following lens is available as a genuine part.
Part No.: VW-W4907H-K (Can be used with a lens hood attached.)
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I want to know about the accessories and how to buy them.
They can be purchased as service parts. Their part names and numbers are as follows.
・Battery Charger: DE-A88AA/S
・AC Adaptor: RFEA221W-1AB
・AC Power Cord: K2CA2YY00247
・Lens Cap: VYK5Y52
・EVF Eye Cup: VYC1080
・Microphone Holder: VYC1083
・Microphone Holder Adaptor: VYC0890
・AV Multi Cable: K1HY12YY0013
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How do I switch the zoom operation mode between MANUAL and SERVO?
This camera has no switch for changing the zoom operation mode.
Using zoom ring changes the mode to MANUAL. And using zoom lever changes it to SERVO.
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If automatic audio level adjustment function (2ch MIC ALC) is set to ON, will manual adjustments to audio volume not work?
Even if 2ch MIC ALC is set to ON, it is possible to make manual adjustments to the volume.
Based on manually-adjusted volume level, the camera makes automatic adjustments.
MENU > Recording Setup > 2ch MIC ALC: ON
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I need to record the audio from monaural microphone onto both CH1 and CH2.
Please follow the procedure below to set up the microphone and camera.
1. Connect the microphone to INPUT2 terminal for XLR input.
2. Set the INPUT2 LINE/MIC switch to MIC position.
3. Set each of CH1 and CH2 input selectors to INPUT2 position.
* If the microphone requires power supply, please also set the +48V switch to ON position.


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Is auto switch OFF mode (switch OFF when no operation is performed for a certain period) available?
Yes, such a power saving mode is available as ECO MODE.

For AC ADAPTOR use:
- Switch OFF when no operation is performed for 5 minutes.
- MENU > OTHER FUNCTIONS > ECONOMY(AC) : ON

For BATTERY use:
- Switch OFF when no operation is performed for 30 minutes.
- MENU > OTHER FUNCTIONS > ECONOMY(BATT) : ON
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