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Old May 24th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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Just Got my FS-100 & need help!!!!

I just got my FS-100
If only I could just get it to work. I must be getting really old, I can't understand instructions anymore.
Could someone that understand the settings for 720p help me out?
help!!!!
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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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Have you called their support department yet?
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Old May 24th, 2006, 10:55 AM   #3
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Hello Douglas...Just curious...can you tell me if the FS100 came with battery, charger and cable?

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Old May 24th, 2006, 11:23 AM   #4
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Hello Douglas...Just curious...can you tell me if the FS100 came with battery, charger and cable?

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Mine did..
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Old May 24th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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How much Edgard? Is the charger standard or optional?...and......are you happy with de FS?

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Old May 24th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #6
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How much Edgard? Is the charger standard or optional?...and......are you happy with de FS?

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The charger, cable, and 1 battery are standard and are packed in the box with the unit. So far after 2 weeks of testing I am very happy with it. Not everything about it is very intuitive, but between this board and Focus and Panny, So far I have been able to answer all of my questions. I bought my camera and the Fs100 from Videotex in Dallas. They have always been good with support. I have been buying from them off and on for 8 years now.

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Old May 24th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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Thanks Dave.....It helps me :)
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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #8
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I am happy to say that Phil from Focus call me within minutes of my email to support. He took me through the steps and I got it to work.
So far the main thing that I don't like is that you can't have the P2 or a tape in the camera if you want to record HD to the FS-100 only. The other thing I notice is that you can't play back throught he component out fromthe FS-100.
I haven't had time to play much with either the camera or the FS-100 but so far the features over shadow its draw backs.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #9
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You can have a P2 card in the HVX and record to the FS-100. In the set up menu for Firewire control in the HVX, choose External for control. Then the recording will go to FS-100.

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Old May 25th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #10
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Panasonic HVX-200 User Manual page 114.

This is really sweet! We can record on the P2 cards first then when they are full recording continues on the firewire output, i.e. FireStore or direct to computer/HDD. I'll be testing that out as soon as my Firestore arrives. So now our continuous record time is maxed out at 106 minutes with the FireStore and 2 8gig cards in use.

Also, there is a setting for both P2 cards and the external device to record simultaneously. Now we've got two seperate recordings of our footage. Instant back up!
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Old May 25th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #11
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choose External for control. Then the recording will go to FS-100.

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WOULD IT STILL BE CONTROL BY THE CAMERA ON/OFF SWITCH?

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I just tried it and it works as you said.

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Old May 27th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #12
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I spoke to soon, I can't record either with the tape or the P2 card in.
I have my camera set to FW EXT. control and the FS-100 to tapeless (or normal)

Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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