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Old May 6th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #1
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EX1 start time..

I heard that the EX1 takes some spilt seconds to start recording after0 the cam is switched ON. Is that true? I dun own this but the FX1 I use does go into standby mode even when the cam is ON. Then it will take a while to start recording after I press the trigger. Does the EX have the same issue?
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #2
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No, it's lizzard-quick! Takes forever to turn it on though...
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #3
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"on?"

If you mean to start recodring then it's almost instant. if not instant. The Z1/ FX1 took what seemed like forever sometimes.

It takes a few seconds to boot after powering on but not that bad.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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ah so what they meant was the time it takes to start recording when it is first turned on. Ooh thaz a little scary for weddings. May need to keep it on all the time then.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #5
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Sean,

When I shoot, I leave the camera on all day - except maybe for lunch time. The big batteries have plenty of life and it's nice to have the camera ready at all times.

Also, the camera will forget certain temporary settings (such as S&Q motion status) when you shut it off, so it's nice to know those are staying constant.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #6
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ah so what they meant was the time it takes to start recording when it is first turned on. Ooh thaz a little scary for weddings. May need to keep it on all the time then.
Sean, I have sold my FX1 in Feb and own an EX1 now. FX1 is a great cam but it has also let me down a few occassions when I needed to immediately record from standby mode. With the EX1, booting up takes a few secs but from standby to record, it is immediate. I am also from SIN, we can meetup if you have the time.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 02:40 AM   #7
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ah so what they meant was the time it takes to start recording when it is first turned on. Ooh thaz a little scary for weddings. May need to keep it on all the time then.
Sean.
The cam takes a few seconds to switch on,but once it's on and ready/standby,when you hit the record button it records instantly.
Also there's a rumour that there will be a firmware upgrade that will include buffer record. Hope this rumour is true !!

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Old May 7th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #8
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Oooohh. sounds GOOD. I love this forum :) Thanks John, I would LOVE to meet u. Alr in the process of selling my FX1 now. I can't stand it no more with so much amazing stuff on the web from the EX1!
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Old May 9th, 2008, 04:52 AM   #9
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Also, considering that the EX will drain your battery if left in, there is no down side to leaving the camera on all day.

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Also, considering that the EX will drain your battery if left in, there is no down side to leaving the camera on all day.

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Battery aside, I wouldn't do it because (unlike tape cameras') this camera's hours meter is not split into "operation", "thread" etc but instead shows the total time of the camera powered on (not necessarily working). Important from the re-sale value point of view!

Also, the camera generates quite a lot of heat (there even is a fan inside becuase of that) - why would you want it to be subject to it if not working?
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Old May 9th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #11
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woah woah.. u mean the hr meter is not in terms of ops? Thaz strange! Looks like I still have to turn it off when I get the chance.
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The major concern about operating hours is in terms of head and transport wear. There aren't any heads or transport in the EX1. Perhaps life of the CMOS sensor and LCD, but you can close the iris. Generally electronic gear is left on all the time (I've heard various arguments that this is a "good thing" to do). And I imagine that no-one was worried about leaving their FX1/Z1U on all day, so long as it wasn't running tape.
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