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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Unexpected stop recording

This night I used the 7q for recirding a live output from an echolab digital broadcast switcher. The audio was recorded on an 8track tascam CF recorder. I used the timecode output from the tascam to feed the ltc in from the 7q. The rec was hand triggered and listened to the ltc. I started the recordings on the beginning of the show and the 7q tally was on. Later on i discovered that the 7q stopped and there was a message like " unexpected stop, check last file" and could not be triggered anymore. I restarted the 7q and resumed recording, only like 15 min were missing. I had a nonsynced backup running so no big deal.
I noticed another stop during stopping the audiorecorder. It feels like a glitch in the tc made the 7q stop.
Is the 7q this sensitive? I cant see anything happening in the display but i have to do some more testing. And if a glitch or a few drops in frames makes it stop, maybe there should be some buffer for situations like this.
Is this known by CD?
Could a function to buffer these drops be added to the feature list?
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Old March 31st, 2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Re: Unexpected stop recording

Dear Ron,

I am reporting this to our engineering team immediately.

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Old April 1st, 2014, 01:25 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan, I'll do some testing this evening with another show. I will bring a separate tc generator and will use this for syncing.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 09:58 AM   #4
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Re: Unexpected stop recording

Dear Ron,

I have heard back from our engineers.

Background: (Ron, you probably already know this)

There are two basic types of switchers.

1. The switcher has circuitry to ensure that all of the video inputs are synchronized, so that when a switch occurs there is no glitch in the output signal.

2. Switchers which produce a glitch in the output when the input is switched.

If Type 2 is used with the Odyssey7Q, then we lose sync with the input signal, causing problems.

With Type 1, the switching is 100% seamless so that the Odyssey7Q can record without problems through any input source switch.


Our Chief Engineer is suspecting that a glitch occurred while switching.

Can you please let us know the model number of the Echolab switcher and I will do more research.

Also, could you please test this by setting up the cameras, and the switcher, and the Odyssey7Q, performing some test recordings while switching the inputs?

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