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Old May 3rd, 2005, 06:38 AM   #46
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John, thank you for replying.

A 128MB stick should be enough for my needs, though it would be nice if the pd150 could accept the new 512MB Pro or the 1GB cards.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #47
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Memory Mix matte

Okay, I was wondering for the memory mix mode on the VX2000, I know that 16:9 mode on the VX2000 reduces resolution greatly. Sooo I made a matte for memory mix: 640x360 (1.78:1 or 16:9). Is this the correct dimensions for a 16:9 matte?

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Old March 18th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #48
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pd170 memory stick

I bought a Lexar 512mb memory stick pro for the Pd170 and all I can get is a "memory stick error" message. I can't use it, erase it or format it.
Is the stick incompatable, defective, or is 512 larger than the camera will accept?

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Old March 18th, 2006, 01:18 PM   #49
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I just tried the stick in a Panasonic that I bought to use as a capture deck and it works fine so I assume the stick is OK.
I guess I will try another brand in the pd170.
I hope it is not the camera (2 days old!)
Any ideas appreciated.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #50
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Oh Shoot^&^$*@#,

I went to Sears and bought a Sony Memory Stick Duo.
I am getting the same error message.
Is there a setting that I am missing???
I hate to think that a brand new pd170 (B&h) is defective.
I have not even put a tape in it yet.
I guess I'll try that.

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Old March 18th, 2006, 07:37 PM   #51
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Well, I'm back again.
Prior to using the memory stick to capture a still image (using it similiar to a digital camera) is it necessary to do any type of setup in the menu or do you just put in the stick, set the camera to memory and take a picture??

Am I misunderstanding the purpose of the memory stick? I assume that it lets me use the pd170 like I use my Nikon D70 to take a "snapshot".

As soon as I insert the stick and turn the camera on the memory position, I get the error message mentioned in my previous post.

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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #52
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What does Sony say in the 170 manual about the proper style of stick to use?
My 150 only uses the original sticks as far as I know. No Pro, no large sticks (128 Mbytes works OK).

I guess the days are gone when they would include a stick with the camera.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #53
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The book says that both sticks I tried are compatable. The second, as I stated is a Sony.
I still think there is something I need to do, maybe a setting, to make it ready.
Am I correct that the pd170 can be used like a digital photo camera?
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:41 PM   #54
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Are you putting the switch on the right rear of the camera into CAMERA>MEMORY mode? I do not believe you can take a still pic with the camera set in any other way.
Just asking the obvious.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #55
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Thanks Don.
Yes, as soon as I put the switch in the memory position, the camera beeps and flashes "memory stick error" message.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #56
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Have you tried formatting the stick with the camera? It may just be that it requires formatting.

The camera should save stills to tape as well. Puts about 6 seconds of still image onto the tape if the 170 is like my 150.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 09:23 PM   #57
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Mike, I can't format the stick either. Attempting to format gives the error message as well.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #58
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Call Sony Pro Support on Monday.

Call B&H and tell them you want a replacement camera if Sony concludes that the camera is indeed faulty.

Don't wait, you only have 7 days with B&H to exchange. Otherwise you'll have to ship it to Sony and wait about 2 weeks to get it back.
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Old March 18th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #59
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Thanks Mike.
I am going to call B&H tomorrow. Some of the guys there seem very knowledgible on the pd170.
I wondered if the Sony pro line was available 24/7.

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Old March 18th, 2006, 10:24 PM   #60
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just to jump in this thread - has anyone tried using the insert logo feature from graphic on stick?

leslie

ps. have used a couple of different sticks in my 170, all seemed to work fine. other than the above, don't really see any use for 'em though. capture still to tape works fine for me....
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