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    HPX250: I'd heard that someone had made a P2 card but...

    I'd heard that someone had made a P2 card but allegedly was taken to or threatened with court and made to stop production. Not sure if this is true or not.
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    HPX250: Could a mixture of the P2 sales for the Olympics...

    Could a mixture of the P2 sales for the Olympics and the Micro P2 introduction next year be having an impact on P2 availability?
    I know the Micro P2 is quite a long way away, but could they be...
  3. I now own both the 500 and the 250. Over the last...

    I now own both the 500 and the 250. Over the last 4 weeks I have done a mix of news stories using both of them. I shoot mostly at night and that is were the 250 and similar cameras fall down. The 250...
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    HPX250: Shoulder mount options

    Am looking for a good shoulder mount to use with my 250. Am interested to know what you guys use and if there are any that can have the 250 powered via a V-lock. Have found ones that power the sony...
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    HPX250: Thanks guys. It was that shutter was set to off.

    Thanks guys. It was that shutter was set to off.
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    HPX250: This seems a bit harsher than I have ever seen...

    This seems a bit harsher than I have ever seen and even happens at very slow panning. This is my first CMOS camera. Before this I bought a 502.
    I'll download some vision in the next couple of days.
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    HPX250: Panning issue with new 250

    Hi Guys,

    Just bought a 250 and have been noticing a loss of rez when I pan the camera. I am shooting in 1080 50i. The camera is basicly the settings out of the box. I have updated it and the issue...
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    Hi Guys. I realise this is more or less a mute...

    Hi Guys.
    I realise this is more or less a mute point as there are not a lot of people still using the 500. For those of you that are, mine has died again. Has done exactly the same thing even with...
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    Just a follow up on my camera. After a couple of...

    Just a follow up on my camera. After a couple of weeks it did exactly the same thing again. This time this time they replaced the poer sub board. Hopefully that fixes the problem.
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    After talking to the tech direct I have the true...

    After talking to the tech direct I have the true story. There is a little corrosion caused by water coming in via a D-tap that is on top of the V-lock mount. This has also blown 2 fuses. No where...
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    That still wouldn't explain why it took 4 weeks...

    That still wouldn't explain why it took 4 weeks to die. There has never even been a moisture warning come up with the camera.

    The fact is I've been a network cameraman for over 20 years. Used...
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    Just got word from Lemac about the camera. They...

    Just got word from Lemac about the camera.
    They are claiming that it is a moisture problem and therefore the warranty is void.
    The camera hasn't even been near rain for 3 to 4 weeks so I'd like to...
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    Checked that and tried an external power supply....

    Checked that and tried an external power supply. NOTHING. It is dead as a door nail. Was sent to Sydney today and should find out what it was in the next day or so.
    Thank god for the 5 year warranty.
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    Add me to the list of this one. Shot a story, no...

    Add me to the list of this one. Shot a story, no problem. Then went to feed the footage out and nothing from the camera. No one here uses P2 so I have to feed it out of the camera to XDcam. It's...
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    There is no way to check the hours on the 500. If...

    There is no way to check the hours on the 500. If you are looking at buying a second hand one there is no way to tell how hard a life it has had.
  16. We use to use our old Digital 8 camera as a make...

    We use to use our old Digital 8 camera as a make shift analog to digital converter. Used it to transfer old VHS and it worked great.
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    That price sounds good to me Vanvideo. I'd be...

    That price sounds good to me Vanvideo. I'd be happy just to have Hypergain back. Spent last night chasing a bad guy through the streets of Carrara and couldn't use the light so 18db just didn't cut...
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    Must admit I didn't know of the Hpx3100. Looks...

    Must admit I didn't know of the Hpx3100. Looks good. Hopefully they don't price it out of the market.
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    I've had my 502 for nearly 3 years now. Most of...

    I've had my 502 for nearly 3 years now. Most of the stuff I shoot are news stories and Sunrise crosses which are SD. It is still great to be able to go HD when ever I want. But don't forget that it...
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    I'm in Ashmore Noel. Drop me a message if you...

    I'm in Ashmore Noel. Drop me a message if you ever need a hand or need to pinch my 500.
    How do you find the Ki Pro Mini. Am seriously thinking of getting one myself.
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    Interesting switch

    Hi Noel. Sorry to hear we are loosing another 500 user. Interesting decision going from a 100 mbps camera to a 24 mbps camera. Or are you thinking of using something like the Nanoflash of it?
  22. Thread: HPX502 vs PMW350

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    Just an update on this. It seems that the 350 has...

    Just an update on this. It seems that the 350 has been dropped by channel 9. Word is that the CMOS problems are one of the main reasons from what I hear. Will be interesting what the camera...
  23. Thread: HPX502 vs PMW350

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    We are just wondering how it will go with a big...

    We are just wondering how it will go with a big news conferance with flashes going all over the place. Could be rather funky really.
    As for the BBC I thought the size of the chip was the main reason...
  24. Thread: HPX502 vs PMW350

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    I'm interested to hear from anyone that has used...

    I'm interested to hear from anyone that has used cmos cameras at large press conferences and lightning storms. There is a real issue with flash banding that the sony reps were not able to answer. I...
  25. Thread: HPX502 vs PMW350

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    No arguments here. I saw a network cameraman...

    No arguments here. I saw a network cameraman throw his camera onto the backseat of a car from 2 metres away then shrug his shoulders when it bounced and hit the floor. 2 weeks later he asked me if I...
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