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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Dear Friends,

I'm back!

I have had an overwhelming schedule as of late and apologize that I have been absent from the forum.

I can assure you, however, that I have restructured my schedule to make my presence here on DVinfo.net active daily again!

If you were left feeling fearful of the stability and certainty of Convergent Design, fear not!

Convergent Design is alive and well, and no we have not gone away. In fact, we have grown!

Convergent has expanded our team, adding two highly qualified engineers to work on our most complex projects and additional team members to help with firmware testing.

We will also be purchasing and moving into a new building in the next six months to accommodate our growth!

Last month we shipped our 5,000th nanoFlash. Today there are many choices in the professional on-camera recorder market, and we are thrilled at the continued success that nanoFlash is seeing after 3.5 years on the market. And more than that, the overwhelming support, devotion and passion nanoFlash users have is very rewarding.

Convergent Design turned its engineering efforts toward uncompressed and raw recording after the successful nanoFlash launch, creating the Gemini 4:4:4 recorder. And we are currently testing a new firmware release for the nanoFlash.

The Gemini 4:4:4 has been tested, accepted, and is in almost constant use by leading rental companies around the world for episodic television and feature films, including Robocop 3, Hang Over 3, How to Live With Your Parents (ABC) and many others.

And it is being used for high-end commercials including Cadillac and BMW.

Convergent Design has proven reliability and sustainability as the premier recording technologies producer.

We do hope you will come see us at NAB, Booth C6713, April 8-11.

I personally strive to be available for support calls 24/7, every day of the year.

Please feel free to call me for support or general product questions at any time at
803 - 278 - 0941 or 719 - 930 - 1376. Our main office number is 720 - 221 - 3861.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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Excellent to see you back Dan! You were definitely missed.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Dear John,

Thank you very much.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Looking forward to updates on the nanoflash!
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Old March 9th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #5
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Will the Update support the c100?
About when will it come?
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Old March 10th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #6
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Dear Thomas,

We have customers that are already using the nanoFlash with the Canon C100.

I do not know if all frame rates and modes work, but a friend who has one says that it works fine.

And he just loves the C100.

I will try to learn our expected release date for the new firmware soon.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #7
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Really looking forward to seeing you at NAB, Dan! Plus the rest of the Convergent Design crew.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #8
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Dear Chris,

It will be great seeing you again at NAB!
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Old March 10th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #9
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Really looking forward to seeing you at NAB, Dan! Plus the rest of the Convergent Design crew.
I echo Chris' sentiments, Dan. Always enjoy visiting with you guys at NAB.


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Old March 11th, 2013, 07:15 AM   #10
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Dear Greg,

It is nice to hear from you.

Our team is looking forward to NAB.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #11
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Hey Dan,

There has been no new news since your original post in this thread on the "testing" for a new firmware release for the Nanoflash after NAB.

I'm hoping that one of the planned fixes is the HDMI bug that forces me into a position to purchase a HDMI-SDI converter to capture from HDMI sources that will occasionally go to video black or lower.

SD HDMI would be nice, and Last Clip Delete functioning again would also be appreciated.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #12
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Dear Jack,

I will check with our engineers shortly.

It is still a little early in Colorado Springs right now.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #13
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Dear Jack,

I have talked with our Chief Engineer.

I am assuming that the camera is outputting a binary 0 (a null) for deep black, and this is illegal.

This is a signal for us to stop recording.

We would like to know which cameras are doing this, and under which conditions so that we can test this.

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Old April 25th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #14
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I remember earlier tests of POV cameras have resulted in this issue if the camera's lens was covered.

The only way around this is to use a HDMI-SDI converter if no firmware update can be provided that fixes this HDMI bug.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #15
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Dear Jack,

We have some POV Cameras in our lab, so we can test with what we have.

Do you happen to remember which one?

Does this ever happen with a real-world image, one without the lens cap being on?

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