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Old November 18th, 2018, 06:17 AM   #76
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Re: Sony PXW-Z190 (1/3") and PXW-Z280 (1/2") at NAB

Hi Jonathan, thank you very much for your support of my master class. I do rely on word of mouth advertising so your help is much appreciated.

Unfortunately, it might seem like I should be an expert on the various models and sizes of memory cards out there but I admit am not. There are too many of them to keep up so I don't even try. Personally I have some SxS-Pro+ cards I bought five years ago and some series-S XQD card I bought four years ago and I haven't bought a memory card since then. My advice is to buy the best cards you can possibly afford today and they will serve you reliably for years with the Z280 and other cameras in the future.

Keep in mind that ONLY SxS-Pro+ cards are officially approved for every recording mode the camera offers. And 4K can never be recorded on SD cards on the Z280. I recommend paying close attention to the chart Sony has at the end of the Z280 operation manual and afhere to those guidelines.
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Old February 4th, 2019, 08:16 PM   #77
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Re: Sony PXW-Z190 (1/3") and PXW-Z280 (1/2") at NAB

Thanks again for all the great information. Just wanted to let you know something I just noticed. Just bought my third Z280, and in getting it synced up to the settings you recommended (which is what I have set in the other two cameras), I noticed something odd. On both of the old cameras, the Master Black setting, which had been set to your recommendations for both Scene Files, was not correct. And in changing them noticed that the settings no longer work the way you mention on your video - namely that you no longer have to click through multiple times to get it to change from -1 to -2 (for example). Well you do, but it now tells you -1.1, -1.2, -1.3 etc. I'm guessing that the firmware 2.0 upgrade changed how Master Black levels get set (it now shows you the increments, instead of making you remember how many times you clicked up or down). So far that's the only setting that I noticed was changed, but I'd advise anybody who had created Scene Files, to double check the settings if they upgrade to Firmware 2.0
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