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Using Clearscan function on GL2

I am recording live music where stage lighting has a faint flicker. I assume they are fluorescent.
I followed my GL2 instructions to take the exposure out of auto, and either use it in Manual or Shutter priority.
However, when I enter the menu to select the proper frequency, the Clearscan function is still not available.
What am I missing to be able to use this feature. Any help would greatly appreciated.

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