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Old September 29th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #1
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Z1 malfunctions in earth orbit.

I was watching a NASA TV replay of the coverage of the Expedition 13/Ansari Landing and I heard the Commander or Flight engineer for Expedition 14 Having trouble with the Z1 aboard the space station with a possible tape jam saying there is an error with a blue screen that says something about the cassette.

1G (Gravity) Z1 owners, what's your reaction?
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Old September 29th, 2006, 08:11 AM   #2
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Haven't had any shoots booked for space yet...

Had a tape malfunction in a DigiBeta Cam in Puerto Rico...what do you think about that?

Actually you just don't know what caused it, I think they should have been using the new Sony Master HDV tapes instead of Wal Mart brand.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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Use a firestor instead, it's not like it's going to add to the weight.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #4
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that mysterious object floating out there in space. Could that have been the errant Z1 ???
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Old September 29th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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that mysterious object floating out there in space. Could that have been the errant Z1 ???
Haha. Could be... Maybe they got so mad at it, they threw it out the airlock. :D

Back to reality... :( Thats cool. I have always wondered what kind of cameras they use out there, but now I know. Thanks for the update!

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Old September 29th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #6
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Imagine if this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and your camera malfunctions at the worst possible time. Yeesssh.

Oh well, there goes the commerative Sony Space Edition Z1.[It could have joined the ranks of the famous Omega Moonwatch and Hasselblad in space]

But seriously,[a bit off topic] my most amazing experience of perceiving/experiencing space was back in the early 1988 when I visited Washington D.C. and saw my very first IMAX film at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, "The Dream is Alive". It had multi-channel stereo sound and a picture that appeared almost three dimensional[and of course covered the limits of my periperal vision] It knocked my socks off.

This space shuttle film rocks, and it was "high definition" before people knew what was high definition.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #7
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I'm curious as to whether the steadyshot system works in a zero G environment since it uses some sort of sensors to detect movement. :-)
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Old September 29th, 2006, 03:06 PM   #8
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Accelerometers or gyroscopes should work fine in zero g environment so OIS should be fine.

Also, John M., although a firestore will not weigh anything at all in free-fall orbit, you've still got to accelerate it off the ground into space, so every pound counts...
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Old September 30th, 2006, 08:28 PM   #9
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Good news, the tape was still playable and the Soyuz re-entry was captured in stunning HDV 1080i on the space station.

Update: I think the shutter speed they used was 1/5 or 1/10 to shoot the re-entry.
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Old October 1st, 2006, 11:35 PM   #10
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Use a firestor instead, it's not like it's going to add to the weight.
lol good one!
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