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Michael Palmer
Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 14, 2009 at 11:03:05 pm

Hopefully if I can upload this correctly, here is a picture of the new Nano Flash recorder on my EX3.





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Paul Crowe
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 12:13:11 am

Nice.

What lens and mattebox set up have you got on there?

Cheers
Paul



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Michael Palmer
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 12:31:23 am

The lens is the Fujinon XA17x7.6BERM together with the FujinonACM-21 adapter. Very nice images.

The Nano Flash fits on the back hot shoe perfectly.











The Matte Box and Follow Focus are from red rock. Far from the best and not a follow focus system I would recommend.


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Paul Crowe
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 12:52:19 am

Right, so that's an HD lens?

See, the thing is I've tried an SD Fuji 19x6.5BRM lens on the front of mine and it looks okay to me. So I can't figure out why I'd shell out the $ for an HD equivalent. Admittedly I haven't tested/compared it a lot but I'd like to know your thoughts on this.

Yeah, re the M/Box etc. I'm looking into the cavision, because I've heard similar re the redrock stuff and don't really have the $ for the croziel or Arri etc.

Cheers
Paul



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Paul Crowe
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 4:30:54 am

Hi again Michael,

i tracked down your answer to the SD V HD lens question here:

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/193/872060

seems pretty clear what I'm up against.

Sorry to highjack your thread about your cool new Convergent Design Nano Flash.
It's on my list of things to get. But to be honest by the time I've got the $ for it, someone will probably have come up with something cheaper to do the same job.

All the best. Please keep us posted how you get on with it.

Cheers
Paul





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Michael Palmer
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 5:24:28 am

ut to be honest by the time I've got the $ for it, someone will probably have come up with something cheaper to do the same job.
Fat fffffing chance Dude. You better start selling off or getting real about what you need.

Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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Denis O'Keefe
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 1:13:41 am

How do you control start and stop recording on the Nano? Do you have to reach back to the box on the back of the camera or is there some remote option?


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Jason Davenport
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 4:28:08 am

Give us more than that, we know what it looks like. How the 422 world.


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Dan Keaton
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 10:34:25 am

[Denis O'Keefe] "by Denis O'Keefe on May 14, 2009 at 9:13:41 pm


How do you control start and stop recording on the Nano? Do you have to reach back to the box on the back of the camera or is there some remote option?"


Dear Denis,

The nanoFlash can be setup, via the menu, to start on incrementing timecode, in other words, when the camera starts recording.

And it will stop when the camera's timecode stops.

While this works fine, there are some points to consider.

1. Cameras may not start rolling timecode unless you have a memory card (SxS or other memory) in your camera.

2. Timecode typically stops when the memory card in the camera is full. Since the nanoFlash can record longer than the camera, this is not always desirable.

3. For certain styles of shooting, controlling the nanoFlash via timecode works great.

For long event recording we recommend another method.

4. One can just press the record button on the nanoFlash without rolling the camera.

5. One can use a convenient lighted push-button remote control to start and stop the nanoFlash.



Dan Keaton
Director of Sales and Marketing
Convergent Design


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Rafael Amador
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 12:34:53 pm

This thread is kind of funny:
- Look, Look. What a beautiful lady.
- Oh yes. Beautiful shoes.
- Were did she bought her shirt?
- Ummm. I love her car.
- ..:-)
Michael and Dan,
What about powering the Nano?
Any idea how to fit it to the EX-1?
I've been thinking about to carrying in a bag or so, and a cable with BNC.
I have to think because here I have not any kind of ready made solutions.
Michael send some picture ASAP.
rafael



http://www.nagavideo.com


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Michael Palmer
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 4:35:05 pm

Rafael,
For EX cameras you can use the COCO-EX by Bebob. It is on the camera.
http://www.bebob.de/en/product/8612.html

This is just one easy way to continue to use the original Sony batteries.

CD is working on other options as we speak.

It is a pretty car isn't it? LOL


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Rafael Amador
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 5:16:17 pm

Beautiful car "si señor";-)
It would be great if I could use the bunch of batteries I have from the PD-170.
Since I have the EX-1, I don't use them much.
BTW Michael, how are you storing your footage?
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Brian Barkley
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 12:34:34 pm

Don't know if I missed it, but has anyone asked how much this cost? About $2,995 I believe. And how much recording time at the highest resolution?
What advantage is this over the cards?




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Rafael Amador
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 15, 2009 at 12:50:18 pm

Hi Brian,
All that info is in the ConvergentDesign web site.
The difference is to record 420 at 35Mbps or 422 at 50/160Mbps.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Michael Colin
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 18, 2009 at 7:09:18 pm

Michael, how did you get your hands on one of these? I thought the nanoFLASH didn't ship until June.



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Michael Palmer
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on May 19, 2009 at 1:57:44 am

I broke into CD one night last week and there it was. Just kidding, they sent it to me for some pictures with my camera. This is only a mockup unit.

Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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Rajnesh Domalpalli
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on Jul 8, 2009 at 4:42:24 pm

Hi Michael,

Do you have any videos you could post? Better yet, with and without (the NanoFlash) would be really useful.
There's been much talk about the EX1's Rolling Shutter along with Compression causing blur even on slow pans, so it would be great to see if that problem is remedied with the NanoFlash.

Thanks.

Regards,
Rajnesh


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Craig Seeman
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on Jul 8, 2009 at 5:13:41 pm

Rolling shutter is due to CMOS chip, not the codec. Even RED camera has that issue. It's the nature of CMOS. I do not see it on most pans. It can be visible when following fast action such as racing car or soccer/futbol player running. The background might show bending. It's certainly not there on slow or even normal pans. If you don't like that than the option is 1/3" in this camera size/price range and the loss of control of DOF. From personal experience clients notice the improved DOF more than any issue with rolling shutter (your aesthetic may vary).



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gerardo Campos
Re: Convergent Design Nano Flash
on Oct 12, 2009 at 1:40:34 am

Hemos traido el nuevo NanoFlash con capacidad de grabación a 160Mbs 422 1080p 24 progresivo en formato Quicktime o XDCAM HD; con entradas HDMI o HD-SDI, funciona con baterías Sony L, o cualquier fuente de 12 V.
http://www.gecoproducciones.cl/letus35%20extreme.htm
http://www.gecoproducciones.cl


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