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My camcorder I'm sorry, I don't know where the same old question thread is so I have to apologise for not following your suggestion. If my previous email was unclear. I have a Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100E PAL camcorder (this is the exact name of my product, as opposed to what the drop down list makes me pick). The picture I am receiving in standby mode or record mode is inadequate because I am not getting a vivid, colourful picture. The picture is greenish generally, which is dull looking. You suggested that I adjust the white balance. However, I had already tried this. When I push the indoor function, the colour is blue and when I use the outdoor function, it is green. I cannot get rich reds, blacks, orange etc. The colours are tinged with green or blue. I hope you can give me some good advice, evn if this is not threaded right.

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If you are not getting good color picture then I would advise to perform white balance adjustments in service data with help of concern service manual.
This kind of adjustments required service data handling tools, reference color charts, proper and up to date service manual etc.
Please contact nearest Sony service center for proper fix.

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