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Old May 28th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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Help! Strange Z1 timecode problem

Hi everyone! I'm new to this particular forum but it looks like there's a whole lot of discussion going on :)

So I'm doing a shoot with a Z1. Everything's going fine. Actors come back from a break and I turn the camera back on, and the timecode is at 00 00 00 00 (note lack of colons). When I record, the timecode display stays like that even though the camera is in fact recording normally. I didn't change ANY settings -- until this point everything was fine. I went through the menus and verified everything was normal. I checked the tape and it recorded the footage normally, albeit without timecode. What does this mean? How can I fix it?

Thanks so much for your help!

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Old May 28th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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I don't ever use those features, but I bet (somehow) you changed one of those timecode options in the menu - see p76 in your manual. Or maybe accidently pushed the TC button (see manaul p 101-103). I did this accidently myself once and it had me really confused also!
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Old June 1st, 2006, 04:04 AM   #3
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Yea hes pushed the TC/U-Bit button under the LCD, i did it when i first got the camera too, freaked me out for a second, and then had a play and found the right button.
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