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Old April 9th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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Going Tapeless with GL2

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should look into for going tapeless with my GL2?

I shoot alot of material for bands and what not and tapes have become an annoyance, I have plenty of hard disk space at home, but i'd like to shoot to disc,
any suggestions?
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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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I have an FS-4 and it works fine with the GL-2. They've announced an FS-4 specifically for Canon (FS-4C I think) but I don't see the need for it. The smallest FS-4 will hold just under 3 hours. You have to set DV Control ON in the camera, and TAPELESS on the FS-4 and it all seems to work.

To transfer to the PC, you have to have DD mode on in the FS-4. I set the function buttons on the unit so it's only a single button push to set tapeless mode and another single button push to set the transfer to PC mode.

The FS-4 files show up directly from your PC. I only shoot relatively short clips (at most a minute or two each) so haven't run into any issue of the FS-4 breaking a long clip up into multiple files.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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FS-4 breaks file up at 9:18 or so due to a 2 GB file size limit. I've never had a problem with the split files. Otherwise....."Yeah, what Jim said!"

I have 3 FL-2s and 3 FS and they work great!
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Old April 9th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #4
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great, when i have another project come up with adequate budget I will look into these, thanks guys.
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