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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:49 PM   #16
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Re: How do I do low light filming with the XF300

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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:10 AM   #17
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Re: How do I do low light filming with the XF300

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Unfortunately, the only long clip I had was done in daylight. I forgot to do it at the time.



I connected a V Lock battery to it and it blew a fuse. I was told it would work, but evidently it didn't.

Canon Service Centre fixed it in a couple of days and even gave me a free viewfinder cap.
You need to down convert the voltage to connect a V lock. I have the IDX plate on their shoulder support that kicks out 7.5 for the XF and 5 v for DSLR cameras. it also has a 12 v D tap on the other side for lights etc. I accidentally plugged into that one while setting up in a hurry and talking to an awkward interviewee in LA a few weeks ago, fried the mother board!..$400 for the part alone.. You were lucky to get away with just a fuse, CPS in Irvine did a great job, drove the camera back to LA, gave me a VF cap and re-installed the PAL NTSC conversion for me. I now have tape over the 12 v D Tap and denied myself beer for a week as punishment!
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Old June 4th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #18
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Re: How do I do low light filming with the XF300

Robin, I've done Elstree several times, not with an XF (looking to get one soon) but they're as good as gold with their customer service. Have always responded to me enquiries.

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