Has anyone else experienced this? There is what appears to be a dark cloud like formation on my flip-out LCD monitor (think black set at 30% opacity).
Annoying at hell to look at while filming as it makes part of the frame darker. Closing the flipout LCD monitor and looking through the eyepiece said cloud not there. Nor does the cloud appear in footage imported into computer.
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02-22-2010 02:40 PM
02-23-2010 02:36 PM
oh, fyi my camera is the HVX-200 bought back in March of 2006.
03-02-2010 12:16 PM
Okay, for those on the verge of posting, here are some jpgs out of my photobucket of what I am talking about.
gray field (when about to turn off)
not in eyepiece
and it does not show up on the MFX files so it is definitely the flip out
03-02-2010 04:04 PM
did you buy the camera used? looks like somebody either poked at the screen or tried to clean it with something...
03-03-2010 09:49 AM
That would be REALLY annoying to shoot with. We've seen that in the past and I think the solution was to replace the entire LCD screen. If you need to talk to our service center guys about it you can call them at 1-800-359-1858.
Ask for Keith or John.
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04-24-2010 06:41 PM
Update on the Black Cloud of Doom
It appears to be shrinking with the smaller area a touch darker!
Huzzah . . . sort of! (in a slightly nerve-racking way)
possible theories: buffoonish camera assistant may have use lens cleaner to wipe away finger prints? electronic ghost image of DW Griffith? sinister plot initiated by Sony to disfigure flip out images?
04-27-2010 10:07 AM
This info really helps. A few questions:
1. would a pelican case cause this? I bought one that was cut for the HVX-200 but am wondering if this might be the problem. Right now I have the camera out of the case sitting on my desk. My camera was being stored in the pelican during both phases of the screen changes. Could it have been cause by storing it for a long time at a bad angle against the foam?
2. in regards to applying pressure -- would small blinder clamps be too much?
or should I just use light finger pressure for five seconds around the edges? ten seconds?
and should one apply pressure while cleaning the LCD?
thanks again for stopping by this thread
05-18-2010 11:49 AM
May update on LED Cloud - left camera out of pelican case
Appears to be mostly gone
Huzzah to the Film Gods - they heard my tears