Can you give a summary of all the ex1 problems that can be fixed ? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 9th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: near Munich, Bavaria
Posts: 139
Can you give a summary of all the ex1 problems that can be fixed ?

Hi :)

following all threads the last weeks I think I understand that there are some problems that some cameras have, some not and that most of them can be fixed by sony support.
But I guess they won't come to me :) So I'd might come to them ...

- There was that vignetting problem in the middel of the zoom or so. How can I check if mine has that ?

- There was that backfocus problem ... that seems to be solved

- Some problems with batteries that I don't know exactly which.

- Wasn't there something else wrong with the lens ? Actually I have severe problems with the M2 Adapter. Maybe that's something to to with it ... maybe not ...

- And finally there was another vignetting thing that darkens the four corners of the picture. I had something like that when shooting against blue sky, but couldn't reproduce it ever since.

- Anything else I forgot or even havent heard of ? :)

Anything else ? I'd like to contact sony with a complete bundle of possible problems to make my and tehir life easier.

Thanks!

Peter
Peter Rixner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #2
Tourist
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Dudley
Posts: 4
Listed problems

Does not remember viefinder brightness also !
Barry Wilkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chehalis, WA
Posts: 513
As far as Redrock goes, it's not going to work well with that adapter.

Why do you think Letus has come out with an EX1 fix. Redrock does not recommend their MicroX adapter with the EX1 or any large lens Sony camera because of how they work with the M2.

Hopefully Redrock will come out with a fix soon.
__________________
Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com
Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
James Huenergardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: near Munich, Bavaria
Posts: 139
Thanks! Thats somehow good to hear.
In the Redrock support forums they always explain me that I am doing something wrong. But I read of so many owners with the same edge to edge problems, that I am now sure, that it's not working well and I am calibrating right.

What's about the other things ?

Thanks!

Peter
Peter Rixner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #5
Better than Halle Berry
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 435
ir filter issue

http://dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=139436

-Noah
Noah Kadner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Posts: 89
I am getting ready to send in my EX1 for repairs/updates.

Here is what I have on my list to ask about:

Backfocus
Vignetting
Infrared Problem
Battery Drain Problem
Letters rubbing off
Firmware update

Any other known issues that I need to ask about when I send my camera in?
__________________
Canon HV20 | Sony FX1 | Canon XH-A1 | Sony XDCam EX1 | 8 Core Mac with FCP and lots of Hard Drives
Paul Kendal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 380
Images: 1
I would only ask them about the problems you are having with YOUR camera, not problems that all users have had collectively with all of their cameras.

There were plenty of cameras that had no problems. It sounds like you are asking us to tell you what is wrong with your camera. We don't know. It might be great.
Benjamin Eckstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: West Central Florida
Posts: 762
I agree with Benjamin. When I was having all my problems, I tried to document them with video clips that I posted on Vimeo. I included a link to the footage (which they ignored the first time the camera went in...."Gee, we didn't get the link....sorry.") so you can show them exactly what is wrong. Don't expect them to go investigating based on third-party evidence. They won't spend the time unless you say exactly what is wrong. After three trips to the shop, mine is doing well now.....knock wood.
Dave Morrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Posts: 222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benjamin Eckstein View Post

There were plenty of cameras that had no problems. It sounds like you are asking us to tell you what is wrong with your camera. We don't know. It might be great.
I agree, except I believe they all have an IR problem. Can someone confirm or correct me on this?
Kevin Walsh is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:36 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network