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Old May 10th, 2006, 09:44 AM   #31
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question (stupid) for you tim

tim,

this may seem obvious and stupid question, but the motors on the camera power down when the citidisk is connected right? it doesn't try to power up the motors every time you hit record on the camera? also, is there a delay when you hit record on the camera and the citidisk starts to record?

i hope that fills my stupid question quota for the day.

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Old May 10th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #32
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There are two ways to record with the CitiDisk. If there is a tape in the camera then hitting the record button on the camera will trigger the CitiDisk, since it's just a trigger the CitiDisk begins to record even though the heads may not have engaged on the tape drive. You can also hit the record button on the CitiDisk independently of the camera. When there is no tape in the camera this is how the CitiDisk must be triggered.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #33
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There are two ways to record with the CitiDisk. If there is a tape in the camera then hitting the record button on the camera will trigger the CitiDisk, since it's just a trigger the CitiDisk begins to record even though the heads may not have engaged on the tape drive. You can also hit the record button on the CitiDisk independently of the camera. When there is no tape in the camera this is how the CitiDisk must be triggered.

Hey Tim, what's your opinon of the CitiDisk so far regarding dependability, build etc.?
Any missed shots or corrupted files do far?
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Old May 11th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #34
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I imagine, based on the specs for hours vs load, don't assume the battery charge is linear with respect to its load, especially when approaching the batteries max load. Does anyone know the run time (specs.) at max load,?
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Old May 11th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #35
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Jim , so far no problems. I'm going to do some more testing today and over the weekend. That is when I'll post a full review of the product.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 11:59 AM   #36
 
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perhaps the IDX 98 watt batteries, models E10 or E10s, could achieve a two hour plus run time.
http://www.idxtek.com/endura.htm


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Hmm, actually I think that is bad. I would like to see at least 2 +hours constant use. How much power does that light draw?
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Old May 11th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #37
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Mattebox interfering with light

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Here are some quick photos of my HD100 Rig with the CitiDisk attached. Notice how their adaptor mounts on to the IDX plate and then the IDX battery mounts to their adaptor.

What is great about this setup is that it provides an extra 2 pin D-tap connector so I can power the CitiDisk and on board light at the same time with no special cords or other hassles.

Note: I don't have the Firewire plug connected in the photos but normally you would have a short cord there to connect the CitiDisk to the HD100.

http://66.34.47.146/temp/hd100/IMG_1089.JPG

http://66.34.47.146/temp/hd100/IMG_1090.JPG

http://66.34.47.146/temp/hd100/IMG_1091.JPG



Tim I'm thinking of a similar setup to yourself, I've asked the question before, and haven't been fully answered. When you use a Mattebox, does it interfere with the oncamera light by casting a shadow over part of the image? And even does it deflect sound pick up from certain angles??
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Old May 11th, 2006, 05:54 PM   #38
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Adam,

I haven't noticed any sound issues. When using the on board light, I would suggest removing the french flag. You can also add a hot shoe adaptor that will move the light up even higher if you need to but I don't think it's needed.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #39
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Jim , so far no problems. I'm going to do some more testing today and over the weekend. That is when I'll post a full review of the product.
Sorry to bring this back up, but before you post a final review, can you please make sure you test for SD 24/P. I want to know if it has a Quicktime 24 option like the DR-HD100 so that advanced pulldown can be removed.

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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:10 AM   #40
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Any stackable D-tap connectors out here?

I would like to have a stackable D-Tap connector;
A male at the bottom
A female on the top where I can daisy-chain more equipment (wireless ++)
And a wire at the mid for the equipment (video-light)
Anybody who has seen such an animal? /Johan
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 05:43 PM   #41
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I would like to have a stackable D-Tap connector;
A male at the bottom
A female on the top where I can daisy-chain more equipment (wireless ++)
And a wire at the mid for the equipment (video-light)
Anybody who has seen such an animal? /Johan
Anton Bauer makes a 4 output splitter for a power tap.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 06:58 PM   #42
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Anton Bauer makes a 4 output splitter for a power tap.
On IDX, don't forget you have only 50W available from the tap. If you exceed it you'll blow the fuse for sure (known from experience).
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Old November 24th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #43
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New Mounting Brackets

Please see this thread for updated information on new mounting kits.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...178#post579178
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Old November 30th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #44
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Tim,

I ordered a mounting bracket and cable that runs the light and the drhd100 at the same time. I went thru Universal Media Services in Pensacola Fl
850 479 3806
The part # is O-FS100..it runs about 105.00 but it works great.

Hope this helps
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