MX500 recording from external source at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant > Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant

Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant
...and other Panasonic DV camcorders.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 23rd, 2004, 11:02 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 34
MX500 recording from external source

I can't believe it.

Today I went to record some video from a wireless camera (aboard a model airplane) and found that there's seemingly *no* way to do so unless you've remembered to bring the remote control with you -- and of course I forgot mine :-(

Surely they could have designed this camera so that the record button (or a combination of record and play) would work in the VCR mode as well as camera mode???

Heaven help me if I lose the remote :-)
__________________
-----
No problem too small to baffle this expert
Bruce Simpson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2004, 01:12 AM   #2
Outer Circle
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Hope, BC
Posts: 7,527
That's why it's called a remote. I have often used my remote for the DVL9500---it's very handy. I always keep my remotes in my Lowpro Nova 5 cam bag. If a remote breaks or gets lost, you can always buy another one.
Frank Granovski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2004, 10:52 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Singapore, Passport: Malaysia
Posts: 407
From quite a few years back, the Panasonic cams VCR record has been activated from the RC. Please bring it everywhere.

BTW, although the button battery used in the standard Panasonic RC is thin, I have been stuffing thicker ones of the same voltage and it works fine. Why do that? I have endless supply of button batteries from computer mainboards, which is the same voltage but thicker!
Yow Cheong Hoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2004, 03:39 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally posted by Yow Cheong Hoe : From quite a few years back, the Panasonic cams VCR record has been activated from the RC. Please bring it everywhere.
Yes, I agree that it can be a handy feature -- but it would still be nice if there was a manual option and I can't for the life of me see why they haven't provided this.

I have the same problem with my Sony TV sets. The original TV remote has facility for changing the contrast, brightness, color satutration and sharpness of the picture -- but the dual-function remote that came with the Sony VCR will do everything-but alter those settings.

This means that every time I reposition the TV set I have to go hunting for that little TV remote to adjust for the change in ambient lighting.
__________________
-----
No problem too small to baffle this expert
Bruce Simpson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2004, 04:30 PM   #5
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,415
Quote:
I have endless supply of button batteries from computer mainboards
Interesting, so a CR2032 from a motherboard will work in the Panasonic remotes?
Tommy Haupfear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Singapore, Passport: Malaysia
Posts: 407
If you are cheapo like me and dares to stuff it in!
__________________
Cam: Panasonic MX350EN, SOLD my MX8EN
Mac: G3 400MHz PowerBook, 256 MB, OS 9
PC: Pentium 4 2800MHz, 512 MB, WindowsXP
SW: iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Ulead Video Studio, various little utilities
Yow Cheong Hoe is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant > Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:07 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network