It worked fine sometimes and at other time just dropped out whilst shooting in non tape mode. Or maybe I’m missing something. The first file in the recording worked perfectly – the next one matched up perfectly and it worked seamlessly with the first, however the 2nd file showed it was 18 minutes long – when the first 9 minutes were up, the file became corrupt – it was showing more time then it actually had. Adorama New York, NY. Hi Jon, This is a bit confusing.
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It’s light and rather small, and can be operated with Canon XL-series batteries.
I contacted customer support the owner and he gave me an RMA and I sent it back and a few weeks later got a new one with the extended battery. For me, the stable HDV storage is all what I really need, and thus, tolerate these other problems. They are giving me mixed signals on upgrading the unit and after reading your review, I wonder if I should even upgrade the units.
Why do we watch movies in widescreen? The company was very helpful and i got the unit in two days from payment from taiwan. Notify me of new posts by email. I purchased a unit direct from the company only a fortnight ago to test to see if the product was worthy for my applications and decide if i was to become a distributor in australia.
It takes up 7. C Cypress, CA www. Looks like it is back to tape for myself until something that is proven to work comes out. They were all good although i did note a number of dropouts hxv places. September 11th, August 31st, You say you still record high definition on tape?
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Record to hard disk at the touch of button, and create video files for immediate use in your NLE. You have entered an incorrect email address! DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood. I lined it with a nonslip rubber so the drive fit in perfectly and the battery I made layed on top of it. If you have citicisk questions please feel free to ask!
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This means you will always have a copy of your video. New to the fray is the Orange button, which gives you instant playback options.
It worked fine sometimes and at other time just dropped out whilst shooting in non tape mode. I hooked the device up to my GL2 and recorded hd an hour of footage – first thing I noticed is when I hit record with my GL2 with a tape in the deck, the citidisk did nothing – I had to citiidisk hit the record button on the back – again a small issue that I figured was firmware which it was. I then took this data back to the company and asked for a refund on return of the unit as it definitely did not suit my application and they complied.
Talk about a time saving. However, the only true “tapeless” option comes with some caveats: Originally Posted by Matthew Fink the quick release in place – it worked well! The first file in the recording worked perfectly – the next one matched up perfectly and it worked seamlessly with the first, however the 2nd file showed it was 18 minutes long – when the first 9 minutes were up, the file became corrupt – it was showing more time then it actually had.
February 16th, Using more battery power will allow you to take full advantage of the product, since you can record and store up to minutes of HDV video on the drive itself. After recording I hooked up to my editing suite, copied the files to a local harddrive and brought them into premiere pro. I tested the unit shooting with and without tape inside. Udv can use your video files right away, and ciitdisk your tape as a permanent backup without it being damaged.
Canon expected to release at least one more generation of DSLRs. Maybe it’s the HDV model. Considering I still shoot a ton of DV.