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Old June 25th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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FX1 Errors with example videos (sometimes records and dim video)

Has anyone experienced the following problems with their FX1?

1) Looks like it records video, but upon playback it only shows a blue screen with a blinking timecode. This error comes up randomly. Sometimes it records, sometimes it doesn't.

Sample video of error #1

2) Dimmer than normal video.

Sample video of error #2
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Old June 25th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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First one is for sure malfunction, hope you still have a warranty,
second one, I'd check if the camera with the darker picture uses any picture profile,

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Old June 26th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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Hey Buba,

On the second video, I too encountered the same problem with my FX1s at my last wedding. One of camera's LCD would be dimmer than the other camera. I tried adjusting everything like you did but no luck. However when I ingested the video into my harddrive earlier this week, I didn't see any difference in the video quality. Plus I noticed when I unplugged the battery completely from the camera and put it back on shortly, it works better again. Hmmm let me know what you find out on the problem. and I am thinking about sending it into Sony for serving but I still have few more weddings before I do that later this year.

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Old June 27th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #4
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i've never experienced those problems i'm afraid, but why don't you move this thread to an FX1-related one to ask others, if you haven't tried that?
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