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Old June 10th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Hi Dan

just wondered if you are going to bring out any firmware upgrades for the nano in the near future

As there seems to be alot of new boys on the block now ninja samuri ect
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Old June 10th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Dear Ian,

Yes, we are working on a new firmware release.

There will be multiple new features.

Here are two:

1. Ability to extract timecode from the HDMI Input for the Sony FS100 and FS700 cameras.

2. The ability to detect the HD-SDI Record Packet.

Certain cameras, such as the Sony F3, Canon C300 and other cameras put out a signal in the HD-SDI steam that indicates every time the camera record button is pressed.

We will detect that signal and start/stop the nanoFlash accordingly.

This is a great new feature as one can use continuously running timecode as opposed to using Record Run timecode to start the nanoFlash.

And other features will be added.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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Dear Dan,

Two questions: -

1. Will last clip delete be reactivated?
2. Any news on the NanoFlash and the Nikon D800. I realise this was asked in a previous post but this seems to be a good time and site to ask again.

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Old June 11th, 2012, 02:38 AM   #4
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Thanks Dan

will this upgrade have any benifits for users of the EX and 320/350 cameras

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Old June 11th, 2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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And elimination of the "card full" consequence of a too rapid double hit of the record button.


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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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1. Will last clip delete be reactivated?
2. Any news on the NanoFlash and the Nikon D800. I realise this was asked in a previous post but this seems to be a good time and site to ask again.
Dear Alister,

1. Yes, this is in our plans. In fact, it is already fixed in our code and will be included in the next release.

2. I have tried to engage Nikon on this issue, but I have not been successful.
I will try again.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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Will this upgrade have any benifits for users of the EX and 320/350 cameras
Dear Ian,

I will need to check if the HD-SDI record packet is available on these cameras.

It may be on the PMW-320 and PMW-350. If so, then this helps greatly when doing multiple camera shoots, as one can jam-sync the timecode (and have it running continuously) while also using the camera record button to start and stop the nanoFlash.

I do not know if the HD-SDI record trigger is on the EX1/EX1R/EX3 series or not.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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And elimination of the "card full" consequence of a too rapid double hit of the record button.
Dear Ron,

This is a very useful feature and it makes our Hot Swapping much more useful.

For example, if one is covering breaking news, and the footage needs to be put on the air, while simultaneously continusing to record, Double Pressing of the record button causes the nanoFlash to stop recording on the CompactFlash card currently in use, while immediately switching to the other card.

Thus, one can then remove the first CompactFlash card so the footage can be immediately used.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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Thanks Dan

the nano has been out for a while now how is it competing with the likes Atomas ninja/ Samurai is it holding its own as the Atomas products are good priced
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #10
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Dear Ian,

I will need to check if the HD-SDI record packet is available on these cameras.

It may be on the PMW-320 and PMW-350. If so, then this helps greatly when doing multiple camera shoots, as one can jam-sync the timecode (and have it running continuously) while also using the camera record button to start and stop the nanoFlash.

I do not know if the HD-SDI record trigger is on the EX1/EX1R/EX3 series or not.
It's worth investigating for the EX series, because detecting advancing timecode may not be beneficial if you accidentally bump the "Rec Review" button and then the Nano starts recording during reviewing footage from a SxS card.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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Dear Jack,

We have tested the EX3 that we keep in our lab, and we did not find the HD-SDI record packet present.

It could be that there is a menu setting that enables it, but a careful reading of the manual has not uncovered it yet.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #12
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if you accidentally bump the "Rec Review" button and then the Nano starts recording during reviewing footage from a SxS card.
Change your trigger to "last TC" and reviews will not be recorded on the nano!
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Old June 12th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #13
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Dear Ian,

Yes, we are working on a new firmware release.

There will be multiple new features.

2. The ability to detect the HD-SDI Record Packet.

This is a great new feature as one can use continuously running timecode as opposed to using Record Run timecode to start the nanoFlash.

And other features will be added.
Is there a beta version yet? or when will you release this firmware?
can't wait ;-)
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Old June 13th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #14
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Dear Ron,

Sorry, but we do not have a Beta version ready yet.

We will keep you in mind when we are ready to test this upcoming firmware release.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #15
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Hi Dan,

I am glad the new firmware is being prepared - please do not forget (apart from the features you mentioned):

- to fix the error that currently prevents cranking in the MXF format
- to give us an MXF concatenation utility like the one for MOVs
- probably asking too much, but how about mixing the embedded audio with analog inputs?

TIA

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