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Old June 14th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #16
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im located in Upland, CA....about 40 min outside of LA. Thanks for your offer but i dont want to burden anyone because it is JVC's fault. Im thinking of an alt option..(have them send me the A/B system and return it after the IDX comes in)..but that might be a long shot. Im pretty sure they want to keep their customers happy (considering the promo was a major player in my decision on the cameras and i am partial to Canon). 3 months is quite a time to wait and i haven't been able to use my cameras much at all. Thanks again

I've actually got a pair of the HD100 batteries so if you are ina pinch driop me an email. It wouldn't take much to drop them into a Fedex box for you to use.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 12:05 PM   #17
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I got my hd100 the last day of the offer and still haven't recieved them. I'm trying not to buy something else, but things are getting close to when I need to shoot. Drat
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Old June 14th, 2006, 11:15 PM   #18
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I got my hd100 the last day of the offer and still haven't recieved them. I'm trying not to buy something else, but things are getting close to when I need to shoot. Drat
I bought about the same time as you and my battery and charger came 2 weeks ago. When I called and talked to JVC about it, they told me that they have close to 500 people awaiting shipments. IDX couldn't provide the kits in time to JVC. Carl Hicks monitors this board and he might be able to provide some info on where you battery kit is. He can call into the New Jersey office and find out where you stand.

I bought my camera from Texas Tapeworks and they were great in trying to help me get my kit. Jason even called me to give me a heads up that the kit was going to ship the next day.

Yours should arrive soon. Mine took over 2 months to arrive.

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Old June 15th, 2006, 01:41 AM   #19
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yeah well it would have been fine if the system arrived in 2 months because that's when i expected it. Instead it's been 3 months and i figured they'd have it sent by the time my big projects started picking up...thats why i bought it so early.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #20
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Daniel, I bought from ZGC and they are down the road from JVC, but any help is welcome. If someone from JVC wants to email me go ahead and I'll send them the number of my voucher (it was sent in for me by zgc). I wanted to get it before my sons wedding on the 23rd, but I'm leaving VA on the 20th and wont be back till the 28th. I'm worried it will be sitting on the front step waiting to be stolen.

Note... I'm not shooting the wedding, but I plan on getting lots of video of all the family members attending beforehand. Both sides make up over 250 attending.

Kevin, I'll be in Boca not far from you. Do you have a store in case I need something?
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Old June 16th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #21
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Hey everyone....my IDX system came in today. That means it should be getting sent out to more of you guys that are still waiting. If it doesn't come in the next few days..just give JVC a call and let them know you are in a bind if you have a project. I did that and they were really nice, helpful and did what they could to send it out in time. Good luck to everyone
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Old June 17th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #22
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Before buying the HD100 my loyalty sat (and still greatly remains) with Sony when it comes to cameras, decks and monitors. I attended the JVC event in Chicago where Andrew Young and Steve Noe projected their HD100 to 35mm transfers. I've never been partial to JVC products but I was blown away by what I saw on screen. So I plunked down my money for a camera as I'm shooting a trailer for a feature this August. After assembling the camera I discover the mic is DOA. No biggie as I knew the mic was a toy before I purchased. So I chucked it into the trash--where it rightfully belongs--and installed a Sennheiser shotgun I had laying around. Other than the DOA mic, the camera works fine. I also considered buying three more cameras with decks for the TV station that I manage as I'm in need of replacing a 3-camera portable unit due to age.

I've been told several times that I would be receiving my battery soon. At the end of May I was called to be informed that there would be yet ANOTHER delay with IDX. I was told by JVC that the next shipment would not be until mid June. I was asked if the AB would be acceptable as a replacement. I very happily answered yes and was told that I would be receiving my AB the following week and that I could contact JVC for a tracking number, if I wished. The following week came and went. No battery. I contact JVC for a tracking number. No response. It is June 17 -- no IDX, no AB.

At this point I'm VERY SERIOUSLY considering selling my HD100 and returning to Sony.

Anyone interested in a barely used HD100?

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Old June 17th, 2006, 08:45 AM   #23
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I'd hold on...
I just finally received my IDX battery Yesterday.
I bought my camera around the end of February.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #24
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Oscar, who did you actually call to ask about the IDX package? Are people just calling JVC service center?
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Old June 17th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #25
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I talked to Mary Osbourne out of NJ. She is very nice to deal with and I don't hold anything against her. I know that she is not responsible for this situation.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 04:53 PM   #26
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I missed out on the IDX, but got in for the AB promo. When I ordered the cam, I also ordered an extra Dionic. Of course, when the order got here, I notice everything is there except the $400 battery. They were backordered, but showed up the next day, and on it's way to me. So the ABs aren't too far behind.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #27
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Before buying the HD100 my loyalty sat (and still greatly remains) with Sony when it comes to cameras, decks and monitors. I attended the JVC event in Chicago where Andrew Young and Steve Noe projected their HD100 to 35mm transfers. I've never been partial to JVC products but I was blown away by what I saw on screen. So I plunked down my money for a camera as I'm shooting a trailer for a feature this August. After assembling the camera I discover the mic is DOA. No biggie as I knew the mic was a toy before I purchased. So I chucked it into the trash--where it rightfully belongs--and installed a Sennheiser shotgun I had laying around. Other than the DOA mic, the camera works fine.

At this point I'm VERY SERIOUSLY considering selling my HD100 and returning to Sony.

Anyone interested in a barely used HD100?

Oscar,
Sorry to hear about your troubles getting the battery system. I attended that same event, had the same reaction, and bought my HD100 about a month later. I bought it from an online vendor out of New Jersey (G&G Technologies) along with a case, rain cover, and tripod adapter. The gear came within ten days, and I immediately ordered the IDX battery kit. Then I forgot about it. My battery kit came a bit more than a month ago, just AFTER a shoot I had in early May.

I wonder if it matters what vendor you bought the camera from, since they have to verify the purchase too. In the meantime, couldn't you run the camera using the battery charger that came with it as an AC power converter, and 100 feet of extension cord? You're tethered, of course, but in some situations that isn't a stopper. That's what I did on the shoot in May.

BTW which Sennheiser did you use that was able to fit the mic holder. I tried an MKH415T and an ME80 with the K3-U power base, and they're both too slender. I think the ME66 is fatter, but I would expect the MKH416T to be too slim. If you used some kind of packing, what would you recommend?

Sorry to shift gears.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 08:34 AM   #28
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Stephen, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Have been off line. Thanks for the advice on the power cord. I've been wanting to shoot in Millenium Park, Chicago, so I really need the freedom of a battery.

Re: the mic, it is an ME-80 w/K3U mic amp. I neatly wrapped some gaffers tape around the base of the amp. In this config. the mic extends about six inches beyond the lens. If moving through a crowd I would place the base of the capsule into the HD-100 mic holder leaving the amp's control switches just behind the holder, this way the tip of the capsule extends just a couple of inches beyond the length of the lens. The diameter of the capsule is perfect for the holder. I made up an XLR to fit and power off the camera's +48V supply. If you like, I can take a still of it and post it. Won't be until 6/20, though.

Battery Update: FINALLY!!! Wife just called. The AB has been delivered! Thanks, JVC!

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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #29
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Sorry to hear about all the delays in the HD100 battery world, but when you folks get your IDX set-ups and need batteries that will power your cameras for 5 hours, and will charge on your IDX chargers, and cost only $215, then check us out at
http://www.batteries4broadcast.com/ or send questions to sales@batteries4broadcast.com I've been keeping alot of you HD100 owners happy with our batteries!

Kevin
Hey guys, I just bought one of these batteries for my HD-100 to use on a shoot I am doing in Yosemite National Park at the end of the month, I will let you know how well it preforms compared to my ES-7 IDX since they are almost the same price.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #30
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Re: the mic, it is an ME-80 w/K3U mic amp. I neatly wrapped some gaffers tape around the base of the amp. In this config. the mic extends about six inches beyond the lens.

The diameter of the capsule is perfect for the holder. I made up an XLR to fit and power off the camera's +48V supply. If you like, I can take a still of it and post it. Won't be until 6/20, though.

Battery Update: FINALLY!!! Wife just called. The AB has been delivered! Thanks, JVC!
Good news on the battery!

Thanks for the tip on the gaffer tape. I hadn't considered using it on the amp. And you are quite right, the barrel of the ME-80 is just right for the HD100 mic holder. It's diameter is a little larger than that of the amp. I should have tried that part.

I bought a couple of short 14" XLR cables online, which were made to order for camera mount XLR mics. They fit the HD100 better than they fit the Sony DXC cameras for which I originally bought them. However, it would be nice to know how you went about "making up" an xlr cable. And a pic would be nice if it isn't too much trouble.
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