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Old April 4th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #61
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This update won't work on an FS4-ProHD, just tried it.

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Old April 5th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #62
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HV20 and FS-C

Anyone know if the FS-c would work with the Canon HV-20?
With the new update can you record the 24p mode? I guess you would record it at 1080/60i right?
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Old April 5th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #63
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Thanks for trying anyway.

It's a shame as we were led to believe the FS4-ProHD was THE unit for the XLH1.

We can not use the unit when shooting HD for a FCP editor. And it's a real problem as several of our client stations have gone to FCP as their editor. So instead of handing off a a Firestore to them for editing, we have to either go thru the extra steps of capturing and converting the m2t files to QT or hand off HDV tapes for them to capture - an extra step for them. ..Or just stick with 60i.

Can someone from Firestore explain why there is no patch for the FS4-ProHD?
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:01 AM   #64
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Agreed, I feel the same. I've got three of them and am not particularly interested in tossing them out to buy FS-Cs.

If Focus would come out and say "Yeah, there's X Y Z special chip in the FS-C that allows it to do 24p HDV, so we can't port it to the FS4ProHD" I'd understand, but up until now it's seemed very arbitrary. Poking through a hex dump of the FS-C update, one gets a similar impression ...
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Old April 5th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #65
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I downloaded the update and it works like magic with my FS-C, XH-A1 and FCP.
Now if I could just get it to work with my HV20.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #66
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FS-C 100 Shipping.....

Word from ZGC.com is that the FS-C 100 are shipping from Canon/Focus and should be in their hands by the end of this week. I've asked but didn't get word yet if and when the FS-C 60 will be shipping.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #67
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I downloaded the update and it works like magic with my FS-C, XH-A1 and FCP.
Now if I could just get it to work with my HV20.
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Ryan, do you really own the FS-C? Where/when did you buy it?
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Old April 6th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #68
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Yes I own the 60BG version FS-C. I bought it off of a very unhappy customer that bought it for his XL-H1 and when it didn't work great he sold it to me for $500! He didn't wait for version 2.0 and the new 2.1. I have been using it as a paperweight for 4 months while I waited for the 2.1. Now I am happy, and he is...
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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #69
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I just got mine shipped from zgc.com on Thursday. You just gotta hunt around.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #70
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Thanks James but you'll notice my original post was from almost a month ago and there weren’t any available back then.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #71
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Well I got mine today but I also got an e-mail from B&H saying that they're in stock. I totally recommend it. Very cool and worked right outta the box.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #72
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New FS-C problem

I recently received the 60 gig FS-C's for our A1 cameras and have been working with them before our next shoot. The problem is that when set up for Quicktime, the only file that is recorded is the audio portion. I'm capturing default frame rate in HDV. When set to Mt2, all works as expected with both video and audio captured. Am I overlooking something in either the FS-C setup or the XH-A1 configuration?

Thank you for any thoughts you may have.

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Old May 11th, 2007, 11:37 AM   #73
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Do you have the newest update. 2.1? I think only in the last few weeks have they shipped with it built in.
Are you shooting 24F? or 60i? The 2.0 won't record 24f as QT. 2.1 will work fine.
Make sure have the camera hooked up when you turn on the Firestore. Sometimes that helps.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #74
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FS-C for A1 and HV20?

I know the FS-C is designed to work with Canon cameras and I have an A1, but I also have an HV20. Will it work with both these?

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Old May 14th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #75
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Fs-c

I too have a XH-a1 and a HV-20. The FS-C works great with the Xh-A1 in all modes (if you have version 2.1). It also works with the HV-20 if you shoot straight HDV 60i. I could not get it to work with the 24p option however.
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