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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #16
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Re: B-cam for EA50?

I moved from the FX1 to the NX5U too so was also used to Sony's approach. Set up on the EA50 is very much like the NX5U, its almost a large sensor NX5 with some of the AVCHD 2.0 features I like and consumer features I would like on my NX5U like spot focus. The status check only shows audio routing that isn't normally shown all the time and these selectors are behind a door so not likely to get moved once set. So I never use status check at all on my NX5U since I can see whats going on displayed on the LCD including the audio levels. I too have a button set for AE shift at -2 and a button set for spotlight so if I set one of the parameters ( normally gain) into auto I can arrange for the camera response in auto. These indicators of course also show on the LCD when in use.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #17
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Ron,

Audio only, is just the first page of status check. Did you miss the five pages of information that show up after that when you spin the sel/exc dial? It is easy to miss.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #18
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Yes I know they are there to confirm settings. But never have used them when operating the camera in a shoot. My thought when I wrote that were for things that are easy to change without noticing they have been moved hence the audio comments.I set things up before each shoot . Buttons stay the same so only thing I really change is gain settings depending on the stage lighting for the show. I can see the use if things are changing a lot from shoot to shoot or if the display is turned off on the LCD. All the things that are important for me are continuously displayed though.

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Old January 19th, 2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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I understand Ron. I know all you shoot is theater. For guys like me that are in a different situation every time it is very helpful. For those of you that don't know.....it works in record and playback also. With much more details than just screen display. For example if you are on a long roll, the first time you push it you will get a VU meter that's calibrated so you will actually know were you at. Then if you use the SEL/EXCT button there is 5 more pages like SD card space used and left, battery details, button assignments, etc.

I recorded bars and tone but the menu did not tell me what the tone was at. If I would have guessed (I don't guess) 1K or -12db I would have been wrong. While recording I pushed status so now I know the tone is -20db. Now I know -20db is about 8 bars or dead in the middle of the crummy LCD meter displayed while recording for quick reference. I am very picky about audio levels so punching up the calibrated meter is important to me.

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Old January 26th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #20
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I just did a shoot and the VG 29 was the B camera. Perfect match without issue. It's a great combination as both systems use the same sensor.
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