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Old June 15th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #1
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Remote Tally Light

An earlier firmware release did away with the constant tally light on the remote trigger and replaced it with a blinking one. I'm speaking of the CD designed trigger with the red tally (looks like a shutter release). Any chance there will be an eventual menu option to switch this light from blinking to constant?

When I'm working run and gun, I keep the remote switch taped to my sun shade so that I can occasionally reference it with my left eye. Believe it or not, the interval between blinks is too long for me to get a quick look while recording. This is turning out to be pretty distracting. Not only do I have to wait for the blink, but I have to deal with the micro-second of panic that I'm not recording ;-).

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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #2
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Dear Eric,

I will see what we can do. I agree that this needs to be improved.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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Hi Eric-
I agree, the blinking Tally light is a problem. We need to revamp the code to turn on a solid light if the recording is going OK, but blink (at rates proportional to the severity of the issue) if we encounter a problem (such as CF cards almost full or loss of source, etc).

Let me speak to our engineers today and discuss further.

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Old June 15th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Mike, I agree, blinking to indicate a problem or the end of a CF card would be great.

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Old June 15th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #5
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Hi Dan & Mike,
I agree change the tally light on the remote trigger back to constant. When working in a darkened theater It's a real problem and I have to hide it under a lens cloth.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #6
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Tally Light Fix

OK, the corrected Tally LED will be a near term beta update. I have spoken to our software developer team about this issue. It's a relatively simple fix.

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Old June 17th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #7
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Where can I find more information about this remote trigger? Is it a convergent design accessory?
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Old June 24th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #8
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New attempt. Suppose somebody has an answer on my question above.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #9
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Where can I find more information about this remote trigger? Is it a convergent design accessory?
Maybe this thread will answer your question.
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