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Old January 31st, 2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Zacuto evf and fs100 problem

I've been using mu Zacuto Evf and z finder with my shoulder rig set up , and it's been working fine.
Yesterday i opened the marker menu under "display' on the FS100. As soon as I turned anything on, it canceled out all data going through to the Zacuto. So I can't use safety or center markers .
I called Zacuto and they checked on an FS100 the have in rental, and discovered the same problem. They said there was no setting in the Zacuto menu to fix this, and it must be an FS100 issue.
Anybody else know anything about this problem?
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 01:37 AM   #2
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Re: Zacuto evf and fs100 problem

I tried two other monitors and got the same results. It has to do with the signal comming from the FS100.
As soon as you turn on the "marker" menus, the display information stops passing from the FS100 to the monito via th hdmi cable. Haven't tried it with another connection.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 10:25 PM   #3
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Re: Zacuto evf and fs100 problem

This same thing happens with my FS100 and SmallHD DP6. I have the Vortex Media FS100 training dvd, and without getting it out to check, I believe they talk about this issue. When markers are selected, it won't send any camera info to external monitor. However I think I remember reading this was one of the issues being address with the new firmware update.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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Jeff,
Good to see that you're now able to post.
Hopefully the new Sony firmware will resolve it. I''m hoping it comes out soon, because it will also let us shoot in PAL.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #5
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Re: Zacuto evf and fs100 problem

Hope the update can be here faster but they are saying its suppose to be out in march.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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Re: Zacuto evf and fs100 problem

I tried three different hdmi monitors, the component cable and the composit cable. The FS100 cuts of all data to the external monitor as soon as you turn on "marker" in the display menu. What A ROYAL PAIN IN THE ASS!!!
I shot an exercise class with the fs100 on my new shoulder rig along with a dv multirig spring loaded adjustable pod. It was pretty run and gun as I had to constantly move around following the instructor, and change exposure. When I watched my footage everything looked really good except that I was slightly off horizontal when I looked at the mirrors in the back of the room. having the center marker visible through my Zacuto would have totally solved that problem. I had too much to think about and missed the level issue. The client will never notice the difference and it's a training video, not a commercial, so I'm safe in that regard.
I have 2 more classes to shoot on Tuesday, and I guess that's one more thing I'll have to pay attention to.

Sony....PLEASE give us a firmware update that will allow markers to an external monitor.
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