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Old February 8th, 2005, 10:58 PM   #16
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<< I made sure I bought some batteries that were LithiumInfo compatible >>

I think Shannon has hit dead center on the key to this little mystery.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:51 PM   #17
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Sony has always been greedy when it comes to things like this. I had one of the first sony discmen and lost the standard AC adaptor but they had rigged it so you couldn't go to radio shack and by a replacement for $5, you had to order a new AC plug from them for close to the cost of the cost of the player its self. They're a great company but boy can they be sleazy.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 08:53 AM   #18
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Betsy,

Maybe great products - not so great a company.

Some years back (during the VHS - Beta war) some friends of ours were doing tests for a number of products. They would try different brands. Different kinds of mayonaise - different restaurants - etc. One time they were to go to electronics stores and express interest in a VCR. If the clerk pushed Beta, he-she would receive $100 (as I recall). I guess I continue to be suspicious.

Did we really need the memory stick? How much do you think the FX-1 would cost if it weren't for the HD-10?
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Old February 9th, 2005, 12:10 PM   #19
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is someone cappable to TEST how both cameras behave when used SAME type of batteries?

i mean will i.e. certain battery with certain parameters work LONGER on FX1 then on Z1?

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Old February 9th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #20
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> will i.e. certain battery with certain parameters
> work LONGER on FX1 then on Z1

The two cameras are so similar that I really doubt such a thing could happen, just like with the PD170/VX2100, PDX10/TRV950... surely the Phantom power circuit, which is probably the main physical difference due to the XLR inputs, consumes almost no power at all. The slight increase in tape speed when operating in DVCAM mode also means nothing in terms of power difference.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 03:06 PM   #21
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Old February 9th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #22
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Actually the Z1 use more power when you have both lcd and viewfinder on.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 03:33 PM   #23
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> Actually the Z1 use more power when
> you have both lcd and viewfinder on.

Ahhh yes that makes sense. You can't do that on the FX1, right?
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Old February 9th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #24
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maybe this is stupid question but did anyone tryed the difference between shooting NTSC vs PAL - of course in terms of battery life!

i didn't... so maybe anyone with Z1?

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Old February 10th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #25
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FWIW, the Power 2000 battery that I bought from B&H for my FX1 seems to work just fine.
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Old February 10th, 2005, 01:19 PM   #26
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<<<-- Originally posted by Bryan McCullough : FWIW, the Power 2000 battery that I bought from B&H for my FX1 seems to work just fine. -->>>


sorry - this is possibly obvious for someone, but not for me. what FWIW stand for?

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Old February 10th, 2005, 01:23 PM   #27
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I think it stands for "For What It's Worth".
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Old February 11th, 2005, 02:55 AM   #28
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Old February 11th, 2005, 08:17 AM   #29
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On a related note, there are several adapters that allow you to run a VX-2000/PD-150 from an Anton Bauer or V-Mount professional battery. Since this camera is a bit more of a power hog, and I would often use a mount such as a DVRig Pro or Stasis style shoulder mount, it would be useful to run off those batteries for counterbalance and longer runtimes.

Any guidance on what the possible issues are, or what 3rd party manufacturers would have to do to make this kind of rig possible?
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Old February 12th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #30
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I wish I would have read this thread before I made this purchase:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT

I got 2, hopefully they'll work ok...or back on ebay they'll go
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