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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #1
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Retain Time & Date? How?

Is this ONLY retained by leaving in main battery? I'm starting to realise that I've missed out a primary bit of RTM process.

After I charged the battery pack (3 hours, yes?) and started exploring this Bad Boy, I removed the battery pack to find that this morning the Date and Time had gone. OK, my old XM2 has a system battery, am I correct in thinking that this XF300 has the same, but it isn't accessible to us mere mortals? Yes? And that as there HAS to be one, in there somewhere, it gets it "charge" from me leaving in the main pack for sometime? Correct?

Please advise.

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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: Retain Time & Date? How?

"Is this ONLY retained by leaving in main battery?"
As i know, not only !
!After I charged the battery pack (3 hours, yes?)!
Leave the camera connected with the power-suply for a complete day
it needs time....
so i remember the words in the manual (not read now)
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:15 PM   #3
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I left the power pack battery in the camera for 3 hours, and the DATA appears to have held.

Didn't see a mention of leaving the camera hooked up to supply? Mind you, I hadn't noticed any comment about what I did either!

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Old August 5th, 2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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"I left the power pack battery in the camera for 3 hours"
wrong way i think !
just put on the acdc into the cam for one night
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Old August 8th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #5
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Re: Retain Time & Date? How?

There is a built in Lithium battery, the CR 205 I think .. it should hold memory for up to 3 months. Its in the manual somewhere.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #6
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I just read in the manual:
Leave the AC/DC on the Camera and swtich the Cam off and charge it for 24 Hours.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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Is that at the beginning?

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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #8
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Beginning of the manual ? Page 187 of mine ..
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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:35 AM   #9
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The internal Battery holds only 3 month power.
So you better film some more days in a year ;-)
Edit:
Upps that was written already above...
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Old August 11th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #10
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P. 187?!? You'd think it would been on page 1 or 2 or 3?

Ive always used my charger to charge the batteries exo camera. Appears I need to change my charging regime.

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