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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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DR HD100 upgrade

Focus has finally posted it`s upgrade for the DR HD100
see http://www.focusinfo.com/webstore/catalog.asp?type=51
Upgrade Details:
Version 3.0 allows owners of JVC GY-HD200 and HD250 ProHD camcorders to record 720p 50 and 60 files directly to DR-HD100 in QuickTime format allowing direct import of the files into Final Cut Pro version 6.0.2.

But, and there is a but you have to buy this one ?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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well thats bitter sweat

the upgrade is most welcome,

but thats like the first BIOS upgrade in my known history that is charged for. The whole thing about a BIOS upgrade is it's fixing deficiencies of an original design, and they're going to charge us!

hmm
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Old February 19th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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Today I have received an email of focus New upgrade 3,0, finally already we have support to 50p, a little takes and we must pay by this is not just
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Old February 24th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #4
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and the best part is they havent fully tested the thing yet on all the major NLE systems, even though the website says they have.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #5
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Has anyone recieved this upgrade yet? I ordered it about 5 days ago when I got the email, they charged me, but no upgrade?

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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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I have it and works fine.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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Ver 3 Update for DR HD-100

Hello:

Just wondering how long a delay you have experienced in receiving your download link via e-mail s/p purchase?

I placed an order over three hours ago via the web and still have not received the link and, unfortunately, Focus Enhancements is closed at the present time ... where are they, anyway? Their corporate office is allegedly in Calif. and as such they should still be open but I suspect that support is elsewhere since their telephone system placed my call into an endless loop of a repetitive directory recording.

Thank you in advance.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #8
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I have bought upgrade day 19 of February and they sent to my firmware
by email the 21 of February by yousendit system
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #9
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I just bought the 2.x version a few weeks ago, and now they come out with 3.0...rrrrrrr
I've sent them a mail if there is an upgrade possibility with no charge like they do with most software if you bought the old software just before releasing another one. But no reply back so far...
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #10
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I have bought upgrade day 19 of February and they sent to my firmware
by email the 21 of February by yousendit system
Thank you for the information. I just concluded a telephone conversation with Firestore. It seems that they have a rather antiquated approach to dealing with internet purchases. In a time where most internet download purchases are almost immediate, their's takes days ... makes you wonder, doesn't it?
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Old February 28th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #11
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DR-HD 100 and Ver 3

Well, I must say that I received the upgrade link ... 24 hrs after the purchase. I am off to install and test.

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Old March 5th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #12
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I finally got the new upgrade. I called and got them to send me the link. They had my email wrong.

Everything works as expected but I ran into one glitch. FCPro 6.0.2 reports that 720p60 clips are "non-optimized" and that I should recapture them ect. for multistream playback. They seem to play OK.

Anyone else see this warning upon import?

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