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Old April 16th, 2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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I was on a shoot the other day when a little red X with a circle around it appeared intermittently in the upper left-hand corner of my finder. I looked it up in the manual but the only thing that looks even remotely similar is the squashed-red X (basically a picture of a battery with the positive sign up) of the low-battery signal. Yet I was plugged in to the wall at the time. The recording turned out fine. Does anyone know what this is? Should I be concerned?
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Old April 16th, 2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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Since I've never layed hands on this camera I really do not know. But when an unfamiliar flashing icon appears in the viewfinder it often indicates that the backup battery is dead. I would imagine that the DVX100 has a watch battery buried in some crevice. Maybe it's the problem?
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Old April 20th, 2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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little red x

hey mine does that too.. mine goes on and off alot...
I've got an e mail to panasonic to find out whats goin on.

I had problems with sony tape and had lots of dropout, when I changed to fuji tape the red x doesn't come on as much,
and the video looks better and no dropout,,, but occasionally this little red x comes on.. let me know if anyone has info on this thanks
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Old April 28th, 2003, 12:22 AM   #4
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little red x

I have found what the little red x means for anyone who needs to know.. Dirty heads and or a combination of high condensation and dirt will make the symbol flash.
once the camera dries or has had a very short cleaning with the cleaning tape.... all will be ok.

this comes from panasonic and from my very own experience with the little red x..
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Old April 28th, 2003, 01:20 AM   #5
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How strange, I got it on one of the first times I used the camera! I suppose condensation could have been the culprit, this being Taiwan and such a humid climate, but that's pretty sensitive; the camera was new and couldn't have been that dirty, unless the store gave me the display model (grrrr).

Anyway, thanks for the illumination.
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Old May 5th, 2003, 01:07 PM   #6
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yeah i got it too.. pretty common with pana gear i must say.. more so than sony's ive used.
is it that the Pana heads are too sensitive maybe???

i was filming v8 precision driving once and was using a Sony VX2000 and the MX500 and the sony copped most of the dirt... (theyre were doing burnouts on a dirt track) but the pana gave me the (X) and im like.. WTF??
mind you it didnt degrade the picture, but i DID panic...
the sony on the other hand still hasnt had its head cleaned since...

on a side note, i found the MX's image to be alot "cleaner" with less jitter than the sony... especialy at high shutter speeds...
but thats another topic...
cant wait to get my filthy hands on a DVX... :)
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