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dorit grunberger
Free run, multi-camera syncing
on May 23, 2009 at 1:17:01 am

Sorry I waited till the last minute. I have Noah's DVD for the DVX100 (which has helped a lot in the past), and I thought it was going to be a piece of cake to get the TC on 2 DVX100 cameras to reset in free run. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. When I press the counter on either the camera or the remote, I can toggle between the different time stamps, but I don't seem able to reset the code on either camera.
What am I missing???
Seems like the original questioner (in April) couldn't figure it out either and there was no final help.
I need to reset for a shoot tomorrow morning for a multiple day seminar.
Help!!!
Thanks,
Dorit


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Noah Kadner
Re: Free run, multi-camera syncing
on May 23, 2009 at 2:23:02 am

Where is the issue? If you get both camera to the point of being ready to accept the final confirm command for setting a specific free run starting timecode and then confirming with the remote as I show on the DVD it should work fine.

Noah

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dorit grunberger
Re: Free run, multi-camera syncing
on May 23, 2009 at 6:25:36 am

"Where is the issue? If you get both camera to the point of being ready to accept the final confirm command for setting a specific free run starting timecode and then confirming with the remote as I show on the DVD it should work fine."

The issues are as follows:
1. I set both cameras on free run
2. went to TC first run selected preset (BTW, a more fleshed out description of which presets you mean would be helpful, maybe for the next version :-))
3. went to TC preset and zeroed out everything on both cameras.
4. when asked if the new preset is good I said yes.
5. When you say "activate the new setting with the remote, I hope you you meant hit Menu on the remote. I hit "menu" until I was out of the menu
6. The time codes started up on both cameras BUT, were not identical to each other.
7. Tried it a bunch of times and they're always off, not always by the same amount.
8. I have one DVX100a and one DVX100b. Is that a problem?
9. This seems way less than perfect, so I must be doing something wrong.


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Noah Kadner
Re: Free run, multi-camera syncing
on May 23, 2009 at 3:19:52 pm

It should be to the point where you hit enter- not menu. And only once. You need to get both cameras to the very final step before resetting the timecode, then hit the remote button.

Noah

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dorit grunberger
Re: Free run, multi-camera syncing
on May 26, 2009 at 1:52:50 am

Noah

Just for the record, there is no "Enter" button on the DVX100a (or b) remote.
I tried everything I could think of and even when I got the timecodes to be almost the same (fractions of secs off) at the start, once I turned the cameras off and took the batteries off to charge (not the internal batteries) for the night, the next day upon firing the 2 cameras up, they were completely off from each other. I'm concluding that the internal batteries need recharging. Well, at least that's a possibility.

Dorit


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Noah Kadner
Re: Free run, multi-camera syncing
on May 26, 2009 at 11:32:03 pm

Have you tried the 1394TC preset mode instead? This is outlined in the manual.

Noah

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