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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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GZ-HD7U Warm Up

I have a HD7U camera that takes several minutes to warm up before I can start recording video, or even see something in the view finder.

Once the unit has been on a while I can turn it off then back on and there is no delay - its just when the camera has been off for a while that I have this issue.

Is this normal? I have used other consumer cameras that are ready to record almost immediately after powering on.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Hmmm

No one? I've tried an email to JVC Tech Support as well but no response there either.

Have not had the time to make a call yet.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 06:40 AM   #3
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i don't think that is normal, mine is ready to go after about 5-10 seconds tops
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. I just wasnt sure as I had never used a hard drive camera before. Thought it might have something to do with getting the drives up to speed...

I guess I need to look at getting it serviced.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 09:08 PM   #5
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Warm-up time ~6 to 7 seconds to video clips

Just did a test using my iPhone as a stopwatch as follows:
Opened up the side screen
Turned on camera and started stopwatch
The "Enviro" portion kicked on and then the message "Select the desired mode" came up
Hit the "Select Play/Record" button and then the thumbnails for the video clips came on.

The whole process to this point was ~ 6 to 7 seconds.

Could it be that the hard drive needs to be defragged???

Or are there a lot of files on it that could slow it down?
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #6
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Formating

Think I tried formatting the HD already. Will try again when I get home.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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Just did a test using my iPhone as a stopwatch as follows:
Opened up the side screen
Turned on camera and started stopwatch
The "Enviro" portion kicked on and then the message "Select the desired mode" came up
Hit the "Select Play/Record" button and then the thumbnails for the video clips came on.

The whole process to this point was ~ 6 to 7 seconds.

Could it be that the hard drive needs to be defragged???

Or are there a lot of files on it that could slow it down?
I guess you should do clean up your hard disk, not formating, you can say defragmenter of you HDD, it will keep your files.

I always do that.

And when you see the message "Select the desired mode" u can use zoom out or in button, no need to go in "Select Play" mode, just hold for second zoom button, and that symbol will be disappear!
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