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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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nanoFlash on Sony EX1

Here's a couple of shots of the nanoFlash mounted to the Sony EX1. One of our early adopters found a tripod (1/4-20) to hot-shoe adapter (from nebtek.com), which provides a simple mount to virtually any camera. The SWIT S-8U62 battery (swit.com) provides power for the camera and the nanoFlash (via a D-Tap connector).

The low-weight (under 1 lb / 400 g), low-power (under 6 Watts) and small size (see photos) of the nanoFlash makes this combination very workable in almost any application, including run-and-gun shoots.

The measured run time for the EX1 + the nanoFlash, using this SWIT battery is just over 3 hours, recording at the visually lossless 100 Mbps 4:2:2 (XDCAM HD 422 CODEC).

Hardware checkout of the nanoFlash was completed yesterday. We are expecting production ready boards and cabinet by mid-May and volume shipments in June.

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Dear Friends,

The Sony EX3 has a cold shoe at the back of the camera giving you an additional option for mounting the nanoFlash.

We are very pleased with the NEBTEK ball mount as it provides many mounting options and the flexibility to position the nanoFlash to suit the user.

We also tested this mount on other cameras and it works well.

For the Canon XL H1, we offer a nice mounting option for the back of the camera as well as the NEBTEK mount.

Please note that this mount is very hard to find on the NEBTEK website. Here is the link:

Nebtek: Product Detail

Hotshoe Ball Mount

The classic Hotshoe ball mount with tilt & pan. NEBTEK's Price: $30.00

The photo is from NEBTEK's website for your convenience. They have two other ball mounts, we like this one best.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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If I'm seeing right from the photos attached, it seems that the card slots are not covered. I might be a bit paranoiac but isn't there a danger that the protruding push button that ejects the card can get accidentally pushed? It isn't covered in any way unlike any other still or video camera.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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Dear Brian,

The photos are of a pre-production unit. We are changing this area of the design in the production units.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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Hi Dan,

Thanks for the extremely quick and re-assuring reply. History has taught me that anything that can go wrong will go wrong - hence my initial worry on those exposed eject buttons.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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Dear Brian,

I have checked on the new design.

When the card slots are empty, then the buttons are flush.

When the card slots are full, then the buttons will stick out a little.

But please remember, these are not hair-trigger buttons, it requires some force to eject a card. We do not foresee a problem.
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