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Old April 17th, 2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Low Power Setting in the new firmware - possible BUG?

I haven't had a real chance to check out the new firmware in a shoot until today. It was at my son's birthday party and I would put the camera down from time to time and turn it off but keep the Nanoflash on with "power saver" feature enabled. I would then turn the camera on and I started noticing that the Nano would not record unless rebooted. I tested this out several times and with the power saver feature enabled and the camera being turned off the "no src" warning would not come on - it would still show mxf 1080 etc. without the audio meters and with the camera turned back on, the audio meters didn't come back and the Nano wouldn't record unless rebooted. With the power saver off it seemed to work normally. I do have the camera set for timecode trigger and not "last TC" as this setting also caused a delay in the Nano (2-4 seconds) in starting to record. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this? I am still wondering if perhaps my ugrading the EX1 to v. 1.20 has something to do with it - no one else from this forum has said anything about using the Nano with this new firmware for the EX1.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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This probably doesn't help, but

I have trigger = timecode > last timecode.

My nanoflash gets its power from a d-tap port on the Sony PMW350. The power to the nanoflash is switched on when the camera is switched on.

My power save setting turns off the lcd backlight only.

It starts recording with no delay, as soon as the timecode increments.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #3
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In the last "official" firmware from Dec. 09 my Nanoflash worked just as you described. With the new
"official" firmware I now have two problems - a 2-4 second delay in the Nano starting to record when the "last timecode" setting is used (I don't have that option selected in my menu) and now this problem when coming out of power save mode - "low power mode" where the Nano refuses to start unless rebooted. My power source is a D-tap on a Swit battery powering the camera also.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #4
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Dear Barry,

Thank you for the report. We will test this in our lab.

We have an EX3.

It would be helpful if others with EX1 firmware v 1.20 report their experiences.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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Hi Barry,

we are investigating, thanks for reporting.

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