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Old December 7th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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FS-4 Syncing

Hi all, I did a search and couldn't find a definite answer...

I borrowed an FS-4 (HD) to use over the weekend with my Canon XH-A1. I've used FS-4's in the past with no problems (with other cameras), but in trying to set it up this morning I could not get the device to sync or record in either mode; manual or sync. I have DV Control set to "on" in my camera, is there anything else I can try? I know both Firewire cables I tried are good, and I have tried in both HD and SD modes (I am only using SD this weekend). I will list the steps I am taking below. Thanks in advance.

1. Plug in Firewire to camera and DV port on FS-4.
2. Power on camera.
3. Power on FS-4.
4. Choose Sync.
5. Press record on camera.

OR

Hit "record" on FS-4 twice, then roll tape on the camera. Either way, it does not yield a rolling timecode on the FS-4.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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Re: FS-4 Syncing

Mike, did you ever resolve this problem? I am looking at buying a second hand FS4 for use with my A1S and it would be nice to know whether it is going to work or not!

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Ian . . .
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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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Re: FS-4 Syncing

If the FS-4 is the same as the FS-CF...

Did you turn on the XH-A1 DV Control (System Setup Menu, page 74) function in the menu to control the FS-4 from the camera record switch?
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