Time Code Beyond 07:59:59:29 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon GL2, GL1 and PAL versions XM2, XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 1st, 2004, 04:32 PM   #1
Tourist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Time Code Beyond 07:59:59:29

Has anyone heard of this on the GL2? I had BetaSP tapes transferred to DV for Firewire input on my laptop. My first 7 tapes were fine, but when I got to tape 8 - with timecode hour 08 - the camera wouldn't recognize the time code. We did a test that had the TC change from hour 07 to 08, and sure enough at 07:59:59:29, it stopped! So essentially my GL2 won't recognize any tapes with TC hour 08 or higher.

Why is this? Is there something I'm missing in the menus? Or is this some weird engineering anomaly by Canon?

Thanks.
Tim Sheahan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2004, 03:21 AM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 4,298
FWIW: 05:59:59:29 is the documented design limit on the GL1. Consumner DV camcorders start time code at 0 on each tape, and no MiniDV tapes go beyond 2 hours. Full size consumer DV tapes go up to ~4.5 hours at LP speed. PRobably a decision to save a few bits on counter chips - a penny here and there adds up on millions of units.

It is a bit (no pun intended) like the date/time clock chip in many 1980;s vintage PCs worked over an 8 year period.
__________________
dpalomaki@dspalomaki.com
Don Palomaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2004, 08:59 AM   #3
Tourist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Thanks Don - makes total sense. I'll just do the normal thing and go get a deck! Tim
__________________
Timmay!
Tim Sheahan is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:27 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network