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dano motleyDoes anybody have this problem with the EX3?
by on Dec 19, 2008 at 3:50:06 am

hello,

just picked up the second of two ex3's with pixels out on the viewfinder screen. did anyone else encounter this? if you want to check...turn the iris down and darken the viewfinder or close the lens protector. look for white pixels on the black backround. the first camera i had yesterday had one. the new one today has four out. i guess i should have quit when i was ahead...

anybody else see this on theirs?

thanks in advance,


dano



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Steve WargoRe: Does anybody have this problem with the EX3?
by on Dec 19, 2008 at 4:19:23 am

And if you switch the gain all the way up, you'll probably see many more..




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dano motleyRe: Does anybody have this problem with the EX3?
by on Dec 19, 2008 at 4:26:36 am

steve,

it is normal? i see it in 0 gain. it is more pronounced in 12 bd. 18 bd you actually cant see it that well..


dano



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Steve WargoRe: Does anybody have this problem with the EX3?
by on Dec 21, 2008 at 2:32:37 pm

Bad pixels are not normal for the first few (5) years. They are always easier to spot with the gain up. Sony has a pixel masking technology built into their 2/3" cameras and it's been known to help smaller units. Black balance in each gain setting, reoeatedly. Hope it helps.




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Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Joe TylerRe: Does anybody have this problem with the EX3?
by on Dec 21, 2008 at 2:43:56 pm

Black balance is the correct answer. Same thing happens on all cameras, 90% of the time sony's masking software will cover it. Black balance the camera immediately after starting up. Then check viewfinder. If the camera us not pretty new, I'd consider sending it back to sony or swapping it out.

I'm not 100% on the EX3, but black balance usually swaps through the gain settings automatically, so you wouldn't need to black balance more than once.

Another possibility is dust on the sensors or back glass. Quick blast of air.

joe

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dano motleyRe: Does anybody have this problem with the EX3?
by on Dec 25, 2008 at 6:18:04 pm

third one is a charm....

the first two had the problem. this one is perfect.

thanks to all.


dano



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