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Old November 21st, 2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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I know, I know. Read the other threads. I've combed through them thrice.

-When flipping the image in the viewfinder (that has been inverted by a 35mm adapter):

1. What kind of magnet does one use?
2. Where does one buy such a a magnet?

And finally, the bonus question for the intrepid:

3. How should one approach placing the magnet?
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Old November 21st, 2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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1. The small strong kind.
2. Arts and crafts stores always have them.
http://www.magnetsource.com/Consumer...uper_Mags.html

Those will work perfectly for you.

3. Carefully. Sike.
Right on the side of the LCD display above the hinge is what works best for me.

http://www.astronautradiomusic.com/MagnetView.jpg

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Old November 21st, 2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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Ahh, Mr. Winter. I've pored over your postings in great detail. I feel proud that I may have elicited your most concise post on this subject yet. If you send me your address I will mail you some coupons.
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Old November 21st, 2005, 08:45 PM   #4
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Also

Which size is best?

.315" dia. x .118" thk.

.472" dia. x .118" thk.

.709" dia x .118" thk.

I hate to be so deliriously anal, but, is it better to err on the side of too big or too small? I'd say too big would be better, but it makes me wonder--have any horror stories emerged at all of magnets damaging circuits or tapes emerged? In that case, is it better to go small, to make the risk of damage less severe? Woah is me.

Here is some other image I found from some other post:

https://webspace.utexas.edu/rjs539/www/Fullcam.jpg
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Old November 21st, 2005, 09:31 PM   #5
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Smallest is best, but don't worry about the magnet being too strong. It's known that you need a really, really, really, really, really, really powerful magnetic field to erase tapes and the like. Carry on.

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Old November 22nd, 2005, 01:13 PM   #6
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Hi Ben and others,
Will the magnet work on Pana GS400 Camcorder LCD?
thanks.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 06:51 PM   #7
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Madhav,
There's no possible way for anyone to know except those who have tried it on a particular camcorder. In theory, most/all companies use the magnet method in their cameras that allows us to exploit it like we are doing, but there have been reports that some camcorders simply don't do it. The only way is to buy a magnet and try it yourself.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #8
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It doesn't seem to work for me with an HC1. Did anybody get it to work with an HC1?
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Old November 30th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #9
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One thing that may give a sign as to if your camcorder will work with the magnet trick is when you flip your LCD monitor if your image flips automatically then it is likey that the magnet trick will work. There is usually (I assume) a "reed" swith inside that LCD frame that activates the flip.

Another source of magnets would be those annoying fridge magnets.

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Old December 1st, 2005, 03:21 AM   #10
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What cam are you using?

Steve , what cam are you using..?

Do you have like Home Depot, Homebase stores where you are..

If so, head toward the cupboards/hinges section etc and seek out the magnetic hinges - buy a couple they are cheap.. break em open and try your luck..

from my other post... inc pics

XM2/GL2 LCD Flip - Magnet

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Hi, some ask where to buy magnets, how big, where to place etc.

I went to Homebase here in london, asked for any magnets and he pointed me to the cupboards/hinges section.. the magnetic hinges.. they work.
I broke it up and got the magnet out.. 1cm by .5 cm taped it just above the lCD when opened.. presto.. ! right way up for and 35mm adaptor.
remember to try both sides of the magnet..

last 3 images - others are of the SG35 and some screen grabs in use

www.photobox.co.uk/album/2140331



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Old December 1st, 2005, 07:24 AM   #11
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You want powerful magnets? Just break open the drive unit from an old loudspeaker.
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