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Old August 4th, 2004, 09:53 PM   #1
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Another quick DVC15 question

Just another quick question if there are any DVC15 users reading this. Does the DVC15 give you the option of stopping it from shutting off automatically to save battery power?

The reason that I ask is that I'm thinking about getting an Anton Bauer gold mount if I get the DVC15. But what would be the point of having all that juice if your camera still shuts off to save power every five minutes.

Here's a variation on the same question: Does the camera "think" it's being powered by AC when the Anton Battery is plugged into it? If so, it probably wouldn't shut off anyway.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 06:11 AM   #2
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Does the DVC15 give you the option of stopping it from shutting off automatically to save battery power?
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...Anton Battery is plugged into it...If so, it probably wouldn't shut off anyway.
It'll shut off. Almost all cams will, unless there's no tape in the cam.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks... Panasonic should've thought twice about that.
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All consumer cams shut off automatically so that the tape transport doesn't overheat. Not just Panasonics. Everthing! VCRs also have this shut off when it's in pause.
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Well, I had my DVX set so that it wouldn't shut off... ever. I don't think professional cams do shut off automatically unless the operator programs it to. How are you supposed to catch spontaneous moments if your cameras always shutting off. Then, you've got to flick the switch off and back to on and hit record after the thing finally starts up. By then you've missed your shot.
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Old August 6th, 2004, 04:19 AM   #6
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The DVX doesn't shut-down? Did you have a tape in it?
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Old August 6th, 2004, 08:46 AM   #7
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You can set the DVX to not shut down, which is recommended by most if you're doing something important.
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Yep, instead of shutting down, it'll put the tape transport in "standby mode" to reduce wear on the heads.
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