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Old August 23rd, 2007, 05:59 AM   #1
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'record' delay or some sort of dropout?

We've been doing some heavy duty shooting with the HV20 because we're working on a feature film with it and I've noticed that on some tapes the takes only start like 3 seconds or more after I should have hit 'record' on the cam.

Does the HV20 have a record delay that occurs when it's being used all day long as a result of overheating or something? Has anyone experienced anything like this? I have not experienced any sort of dropout aside from this and Vegas does not mark these things as dropouts it seems.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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We have noticed the same thing with my XLH1. I have the HV20 also, but have not noticed it on that one yet. I'm thinking it is pretty much normal. It kind of makes you do something you should be doing anyway, starting the camera and making sure it is rolling before saying "action!"

When I'm shooting with friends I do that, but by myself I tend to just him the button and go. You really need the pre-action frames and some afterward for editing.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:44 AM   #3
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We have noticed the same thing with my XLH1. I have the HV20 also, but have not noticed it on that one yet. I'm thinking it is pretty much normal. It kind of makes you do something you should be doing anyway, starting the camera and making sure it is rolling before saying "action!"

When I'm shooting with friends I do that, but by myself I tend to just him the button and go. You really need the pre-action frames and some afterward for editing.

Mike
Yes indeed, I agree.
But I am still trying to find out if it's some sort of dropout or if anyone noticed that there is indeed a delay in the sense that HV20 doesn't indicate tha it's recording yet for a few seconds.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:23 AM   #4
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i think i recall times where i press record, and theres these litle numbers that flash up on the middle of the display, and I think the record symbol flashes at me, and then it starts recording. Is this what your talking about?
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