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Old August 29th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #1
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Camera power-down effect on MRC-1

A small discovery from a recent shoot which further endorses the MRC-1's innate ability to keep files intact.

Due to bad battery management on my part, the Z1 battery had to be changed during an event. I chose a point at which the loss of material would be least noticeable and removed the failing camera battery.

Unfortunately, although the MRC-1 had a battery with loads of life, the lack of incoming signal caused the MRC-1 to stop also. However it did so normally, retaining the integrity of the file.

It did extend the delay buy a few more seconds of course but overall the integrity of the file and thus the security of the other recordings is more important.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #2
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External Power Supply

Of course this is where the ability to plug in an external power supply with the battery in-situ would be a no-brainer (come on Sony, get your act together) with these cameras - allowing you to quickly plug in an external power supply (mains or battery [pag?]) whilst changing battery with the camera still rolling!
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Old September 5th, 2010, 01:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've commented on this before -- it's the only thing I really don't like about the Z5. If they can do this so elegantly with their consumer cams, why not the fancier versions?
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