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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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near heart attack with new A1

Just got my A1 the other day.. not much time to paly with it. had to do a video shoot at work today so it was the first time I actualyl got to use it. Shot about 6 minutes... talent took lunch (turned camera off) talent came back and we shot about another 5 minutes... I looked at the counter and it only read 4:50 instead of 10:50. I rewound the tape in horror as it hit 00:00 and stopped. hit play and it was only footage from my second shoot... nothing from 1st session. I freaked out. But... I rewound to 00:00 again... it stopped. I hit rewind again and it rowound to the beginning of teh tape. footage WAS there. Is there something I'm missing? Does the counter reset to 00:00 every time you shut off the camera? It seems like a scene detect issue. Like I said, I haven't played with the camera at all other than this shoot... so this might be something everyone knows about except me. I was just shocked. I've used a GL2 for many years and have never seen this before.

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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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chances are you reviewed the tape after the first shoot and let it run slightly past the end. Use the review button and this won't happen.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #3
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See... I knew that it would be a simple thing and that I was just stupid! Thanks Peter!
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Old April 26th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #4
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no thats not stupid. Stupid would be returning it to the beginning to check the footage and then forgetting to go back to the end before hitting record again. I've only done that once.

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Old April 26th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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I think everyone has done that once. once.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #6
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This is interesting because I had the same issue, although I didn't notice it until I was trying to do batch captures in premiere which got totally confused by the resetting of the timecode.

I ended up changing the timecode mode so that it didn't keep resetting with each recording (REC-RUN). Was this the wrong approach?

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