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Old September 16th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #1
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MRC1K not always records

I have the Z7 & FX1000 & 2 MRC1K, twice now the MRC1K did not go into record when record was hit on the camera (it has happened with both cameras & both recorders). Both times everything was on the video backup. Any ideas why?

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Old September 16th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #2
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Hit the Cam Link button - make sure the recorder is linked to the camera to record simultaneously.

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Old September 16th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #3
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It might depend on how quickly you stop one shot and start the next.

The card needs time to index the clip, if you press stop and then start immediately, it's perhaps not long enough.

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Old September 16th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #4
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Make sure CAM LINK is on for both recorders.

You don't say whether it has ever worked, never worked, or usually works but sometimes doesn't.

The FX doesn't have EXT REC CTRL but the Z7 does; make sure it is set to SYNCHRONOUS and that the MRC attached to this cam has CAM LINK SEL is set to SYNCHRO as well. On the FX, make sure the MRC attached to it is set for CAM LINK SEL to FOLLOW.

Have you ruled out a card failure? What brand, size and speed of card are you using?
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Old September 16th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I double checked my settings and I have them the way you suggested. I am using a Sandisk Extreme 3-32GB card. I have used each camera this year for about 15 weddings each and have had no other problems with them. How do I know if it's a disk error?
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Old January 30th, 2012, 04:22 AM   #6
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Re: MRC1K not always records

Sometimes that happens to me. I assume that I sometimes start up the camcorder and start recording before the card writer has properly booted.
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