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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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Z5U with NanoFlash

Anyone know of any sites that give info on troubleshooting the NanoFlash with the Sony Z5U. Having serious issues with audio out to Nano, timecode out to Nano, getting Nano to see camera. Any info greatly appreciated.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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Dear John,

I have sent you an email with my phone numbers.

Please call me so I can assist you.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #3
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Dear Friends,

I have spoken with John, and the audio issue has been resolved.

(The HDMI output of the camera does include audio, and the nanoFlash can record it.)

(Timecode is never present on HDMI, as timecode is not included in the HDMI specification.)
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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #4
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Lame HDMI Specification

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Dear Friends,

I have spoken with John, and the audio issue has been resolved.

(The HDMI output of the camera does include audio, and the nanoFlash can record it.)

(Timecode is never present on HDMI, as timecode is not included in the HDMI specification.)
....Hi Dan: One more reason not to bother with HDMI ! There should be a law against electronics manufacturers creating interfaces which disallow for the carrying of the Time Code signal. I understood that version 1.3 of the HDMI spec would allow for the delivery of embedded TC signal, but this appears not to be the case.

EDIT: Even FireWire includes TC signal as part of its spec !
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Old August 11th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #5
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Dear Friends,

The nanoFlash is designed to make the best of what we have to work with.

For example,

If we have HD-SDI but no embedded timecode or audio, then the nanoFlash has analog audio and timecode inputs.

If we have HDMI without embedded timecode, then the nanoFlash has a timecode input.

If a camera outputs HDMI only, and has no timecode output, then the nanoFlash can generate internal timecode.

The best solution that I can think of, for the last example, is to set the camera to Time of Day timecode, and the nanoFlash to Time of Day timecode, then set both clocks to the same time. The use slates, if possible.
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