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Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270
Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old February 21st, 2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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How to record to just the compact flash.

As people begin to get this camera, I expect that many of them will run into the same problem I did of trying to record to just the compact flash.

There are three things you need to do:

> On the camera:
1) MENU - IN/OUT REC - EXT REC CTRL - EXT ONLY

> On the memory recording unit:
2) Turn Cam Link on.
3) MENU - SETTING - CAM LINK SEL - SYNCHRO

Maybe I'm just dense but it took me about an hour to figure this out last night. Hopefully this will help anyone having the same difficulty.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:21 AM   #2
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Will that flash recorder work on my V1?

If so where can I get one?
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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Yes it will work. Right now the only way to get one is with a Z7 or a 270.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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Oh crud.
How about ordering you (me) a replacement one because the dog ate yours ;)
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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #5
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Laurence,
Have you tried the flash recorder with your A1U? Maybe this is wishful thinking, but is there anyway to record 24p from the A1U onto the CF recorder?

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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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On the Z7, you set the framerate in the camera rather than in the flash card unit. The card unit just records whatever the camera sends it. In order to record 24p, you have to have a camera that sends it. Sorry.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #7
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Does anyone know if Sony intends to sell the CF recorder, by itself, anytime soon?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #8
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Please sell me one. Sony please take my money, again. It’s the same money you took last time. You said it was good for you. Now be good to me. I said please.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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sweet

Thanks dude I just spent hours trying to figurre that one out to no avail.
you would think they would include that kind of info in the manual.

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Old February 29th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #10
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No problem.

I'll tell you though, it really makes me think that Sony is going to start offering the flash unit by itself. Basically there are two modes of operation with the flash unit: follow and synchro. Sychro is the one that is specific to the Z7 or S270 and follow will work with any hdv camcorder. The flash unit comes programmed to work in generic HDV camera mode. Why would they do that unless they were going to sell them by themselves?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #11
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No problem.

I'll tell you though, it really makes me think that Sony is going to start offering the flash unit by itself. Basically there are two modes of operation with the flash unit: follow and synchro. Sychro is the one that is specific to the Z7 or S270 and follow will work with any hdv camcorder. The flash unit comes programmed to work in generic HDV camera mode. Why would they do that unless they were going to sell them by themselves?
Syncro works with the EX1 also. The follow does not seem to work.

I had to pull out the sxs card, to get it to work, but it works great! We are doing a shoot this weekend with the EX1 mounted with the cf recorder.

I will be shooting with a FX1, EX1, and the Z7U. I will try to post some footage if I get a chance.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 03:33 AM   #12
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We are doing a shoot this weekend with the EX1 mounted with the cf recorder.
... Now THAT's a really interesting bit of info.

With apologies for drifting O/T briefly, you're shooting EX-1 with all its 1/2" goodness, but able to shoot long 'loads' so to speak, albeit onto CF and at 25 Mbits per second?

What I'm angling at is that I've been put off the EX-1 as I often have to shoot 1-2.5 hours at a stretch and don't want to A/B roll or have mountains of SxS cards. But a 32 GB card at 25 Mbits/HDV would suit?

Hmmm....
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Old June 8th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #13
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you would think they would include that kind of info in the manual.

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Manual? ManuEl, you surely mean. My English is far from perfect, but I guess the Z7 manual has been written by Manuel, from Barcelona - (for those who just came back from a lengthy stay on Mars: he's the waiter in 'Fawlty Towers').
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Is that the same " Manuel Layboor " ??? :-)
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Is that the same " Manuel Layboor " ??? :-)
Qué? .....
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