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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #76
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Please try viewing it using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. I verified that the videos do work in that reader.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:26 PM   #77
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I now have the videos working.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 11:39 PM   #78
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Downloaded Reader. No luck here. I assume the video links are the topics in outlines/rectangles.
Anyway, the content is just as valuable with or without the videos.
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Old March 25th, 2017, 06:30 AM   #79
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Some of the pictures are videos but not all.
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Old March 25th, 2017, 11:25 AM   #80
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Downloaded Reader. No luck here. I assume the video links are the topics in outlines/rectangles.
Anyway, the content is just as valuable with or without the videos.
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There are words in rectangles, those are hyperlinks that will jump to that topic.

The videos are in pictures. Some of the still pictures are actually videos; I believe they all should have a little text box below them that say "click the picture above to see a video that describes this" or something along those lines. An example is the picture for the knee point and knee slope; that is actually an embedded video.

And please make sure you're using the 62-megabyte version of the book; the 11-megabyte version definitely doesn't have the videos.
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Old March 25th, 2017, 12:06 PM   #81
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Got the videos working with Acrobat.

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Old March 25th, 2017, 09:36 PM   #82
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Superb! Glad this is all sorted out.
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Old April 15th, 2017, 01:00 PM   #83
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What's the battery life for the UX90 Camera for the different batteries you have?

Also, how's the camera durability?

Coming from some older sonys and liking the price, 4k UHD, and Auto Focus Assist, which sony got rid of unfortunately.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 10:10 PM   #84
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Durability and battery life is typically of this class of camera. Battery about 2 hrs. It has focus assist but it can't be used while recording.
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Old May 1st, 2017, 05:26 AM   #85
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Barry, I got the UX180 for better light sensitivity, thanks you were spot on about it.

I had another question concerning both cameras (90/180). When I close down the iris too far the image goes black. I couldn't find anywhere in the menu to set a limit. If there isn't please pass on to Panasonic that this is something that should be fixed. I've never owned a camera that acted this way.

I was filming a theatrical performance last night with unusually bright scenes. And it happen couple of times. There is nothing worse than having the screen suddenly black out during a live shot. When you're using a remote with a small dial to control the iris it easy to turn it too far and trying to remember what's the maximum aperture before it blacks out, it's just terrible.
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Old May 1st, 2017, 06:03 AM   #86
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I want to have fun with that last post, but I will be kind.

It is not a malfunction, you are just literally CLOSING the iris completely, ALL real cameras do this. Professional B4 broadcast lenses actually have the letter C on them to indicate CLOSED. You should not be operating the camera close to totally closed iris, that is what the neutral density filter switch is for. You want to keep the iris wide open to maybe f5.6 for the sharpest picture, if you iris down too much, the light will bend through the tiny iris opening in such a way as to cause lens diffraction.

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Old May 5th, 2017, 12:26 AM   #87
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Barry, I notice something strange. On my both UX180 after recording start I can't go to menu (button doesn't work and from quick menu it says invalid). Is this normal, bad setting or is a bug?
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Old May 5th, 2017, 09:36 PM   #88
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No that's actually "normal" a lot of the newer cameras do that. Could be a by product of 4k cameras can't do two things at once . But it's very frustrating for live work where there's a setting that's that can only be accessed through the menu but you can't stop shooting to change it.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 12:06 AM   #89
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I am shooting conferences on a tripod for 5-6 hours continuously. Of course I need to change settings while this time. I can't "imagine" always the perfect settings before the shooting because it's lights may change during the conference.

This is totally stupid, it's a simple menu and I don't think that the problem is 4K processing 1st because I shot on FHD and 2nd quick menu works, so how much cost in CPU needs a simple fk menu!!! AMAZING!!! They didn't say that on operation manual.

The funny is that I didn't buy Sony Z150 because 4K & output and menu button on top... this is worst... totally disappointed and they have to fix that. This is the 1st priority on usability.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 05:21 AM   #90
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It is possible to handle most exposure situations without going into the menu. You just have to adapt your mindset to the camera.

I've found its best to run in full manual and the setup auto menu to adjust only the setting you want like gain or iris. I prefer how most other cameras handle exposure. A physical button for gain/iris/shutter/white bal/focus. Press the corresponding button to toggle between auto and manual.

I really wish I could change exposure compensation and auto audio levels while shooting.
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