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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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HV20 a top or bottom loader?

With the Canon HV20, are the Mini cassetts loaded from the top or from the bottom?

I don't want to buy a bottom loader ever again.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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Can't blame you for that. It's a top loader.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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With the Canon HV20, are the Mini cassetts loaded from the top or from the bottom?

I don't want to buy a bottom loader ever again.
If you intend to use it on tripod a lot, most quick release plate will block the battery release lock. It's a pain you have to unscrew the tripod quick release in order to replace the battery.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 11:14 AM   #4
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It's possible to use a skinny object to release the battery without having to remove the plate. At the last Steadicam workshop we had a nail file velcroed to the dock for this purpose.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #5
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It's possible to use a skinny object to release the battery without having to remove the plate. At the last Steadicam workshop we had a nail file velcroed to the dock for this purpose.
The "N" mounting hole on the Merlin will not block the battery release button, and works well w/ the WD-H43.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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The "N" mounting hole on the Merlin will not block the battery release button, and works well w/ the WD-H43.
Can you give more information about the N mounting on the Merlin? any URL? Thanks
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Old May 26th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #7
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Can you give more information about the N mounting on the Merlin? any URL? Thanks
I've posted the settings I use on the "HV20 and Merlin" thread.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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woow that sounds like a good gadget. I watched a video posted from the other thread. It really looks great!

However, I need to work on a tripod (as I operate multiple cameras just by myself). Someone posted a Sima quick release that won't block the Battery Release button. The piece add on top of whatever the tripod quick release is. It seems to work. I am about to buy that.

Just check the price, the Merlin cost $799 which is almost the price of the camcorder... ouch.
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