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Old August 21st, 2018, 05:40 AM   #1
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nanoflash firmware

can anyone tell me if there is a source available for the nanoflash firmware update and the user manual? CD website has all but eliminated support for that unit.
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Old August 21st, 2018, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: nanoflash firmware

Kurt

CD still has the NanoFlash firmware online. It's under their 'legacy' downloads. It says you have to log in for downloads but I have never found that necessary. Maybe it just remembers me from previous logins I don't know, can't recall as it's been so long since I was last on their site:

https://www.convergent-design.com/al...y-devices.html

Careful which one you download. If it's just for a normal NanoFlash, not the 3D one it's the third file down called:

NanoFlash v1.6.248 (Final Release) dated 2014-04-11

All the install instructions are included in the download.

I've attached the last manual issued in PDF form.

Happy updating!

Chris Young
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Old August 24th, 2018, 08:06 PM   #3
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Re: nanoflash firmware

Chris-
Thanks - now for the real question of the day.....any idea as to where I can find the timecode cable that allows for triggering the nanoflash from a XLH1 - the original xlh1 with seperate timecode jack?
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Old August 26th, 2018, 01:55 AM   #4
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Re: nanoflash firmware

Ages back I got a cable from Hawk Woods.

XE-59 | Hirose (10-pin) - BNC timecode (45cm Length) - Hawk-Woods Ltd

This cable is specially made for the NanoFlash. Hirose (10-pin) - BNC timecode (45cm Length).

it's either that or just get a tech to wire up a BNC tp 10 pin Hirose connector. Pin #1 is LTC in and pins #7 and 8 are Ground pins. All the pin outs are in the manual I uploaded. Look at page 28 for the info.

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Old August 26th, 2018, 10:14 AM   #5
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Re: nanoflash firmware

Chris-
Thanks for the insight. Prob not too difficult........

On another note - how is the job market there? Been thinking of trying to land something down your way for the past 20 years or so......:)
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Old August 26th, 2018, 07:32 PM   #6
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It's the old story of who you know. Most of the guys who have been around a long time, like up to forty years or so and have regular gigs are doing reasonably well. I'm one of those 'oldies.' Semi retired, have a number of regular repeat customers. I'm currently working on an 8 part TV doco series as the DP and online editor so it keeps me off the streets:) Most of my work is TV and corporate.

The biggest problem here is like in many parts of the globe equipment has become cheaper and more and more people have come into the business. Some of them good and some of them bad for the industry. I wouldn't want to be a young freelance person coming into the business with a family to support. My first broadcast camera kit all up cost me nearly three times times the cost of my first house. In the early eighties I could earn more more per day in $$ terms than I can today. Those were the days when you could charge $750.00 hour for a full online suite. That was a suite that cost between $500-750,000. If you could make the investment you could generate a good living return. Today I'm doing the same work with what is basically a $3-4K PC setup with much cheaper camera kits. The democratization of the video industry has spread the work around over a much wider base. More people in the business means more competition which drives down returns in most cases. Still I'm not complaining as I still love the industry :)

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