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    Panasonic ...you must be joking...1080 50p Activation Procedure

    Anyone read the documentation and the procedure to invoke and activate 1080 50/ 60p in an AF100?

    Wow...what complicated gibberish for a simple procedure and then...what a weird delivery method and activation hoo ha!

    It took Panasonic 3 months to deliver me a plastic envelope containing a folded black plastic bag that contained a label (printed on a label maker) with a Key Code. All this came in a brown box 6 x 4 x 2 inch box that also had a CD with a pdf file and another piece of paper advising one reads the instructions.

    Panasonic....seriously now. Tell me this was an elaborate Japanese joke.

    Let s not even get into the cost of this.

    Rant over. Apologies to all for this PSA
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    #2
    3 months! What a joke!, this should have been free and a simple firmware download

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      #3
      If you have ever participated in a Panny rebate program, you will realize this is type of thing is SOP. How do you like their pro website? For a company that build some great cams and has been a true innovator, their marketing, IT and publications are really bush league.

      Grant

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        #4
        Yup, my story was the same -- waited three months for that little box'o'joy. I've gotten extra value out of it by using it as a prop at school (I teach computer and media classes) where I make an elaborate show of displaying and opening each of the many layers of packaging until we get to ... the little paper label. I'm using this as an example of how NOT to develop and deliver software! Maybe the next generation will "get it" as a result.

        - Greg

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          #5
          Originally posted by XSVpro View Post
          3 months! What a joke!, this should have been free and a simple firmware download
          Well..you do download the actual firmware.... but the next stage of activating it is where it gets so weird.


          I wanted to post up a page from the pdf install manal...but they have security locked it preventing copying or extracting sections. Go figure!
          www.shooterfilm.co.nz

          Panasonic AF102

          SONY-FS700R

          RR baseplate , F/F, Shoot35 Cinebox, Panasonic 1700HD Monitors. Adaptimax adapters. Ikan VX7e. Samurai

          Prime Lenses: Nikkors . 20/f2.8, 24/f2.8, 28/f2.8, 35/f2.8, 50/f1.4, 50/f2, Micro 55/f3.5, Micro 60/f2.8, 85/f1.8, 105/f2.5, 135/f2.8, Contax -Zeiss 28/f2.8, 35/f2.8, 50/f1.7, 85/f2.8

          VariPrimes: Nikkor 17-35/f2.8, Nikkor 28-70/f2.8,

          GH2. Olympus 14-54 MkII

          Cartoni , Weaver Heads , Miller legs. Zhuter Slider

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            #6
            Originally posted by Shooter View Post
            Well..you do download the actual firmware.... but the next stage of activating it is where it gets so weird.


            I wanted to post up a page from the pdf install manal...but they have security locked it preventing copying or extracting sections. Go figure!
            Yet Sony (after a while) gave SLOG to the F3 for free

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              #7
              Originally posted by Shooter View Post
              Well..you do download the actual firmware.... but the next stage of activating it is where it gets so weird.


              I wanted to post up a page from the pdf install manal...but they have security locked it preventing copying or extracting sections. Go figure!

              Cant take a screen shot?

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                #8
                Here ya go - grabbed in 3 parts. (Edit: sorry - probably hard to read due to the site rescaling them down)

                Panasonic activate 1080 50p pt 1.jpgPanasonic activate 1080 50p pt 2.jpgPanasonic activate 1080 50p pt 3.jpg
                www.shooterfilm.co.nz

                Panasonic AF102

                SONY-FS700R

                RR baseplate , F/F, Shoot35 Cinebox, Panasonic 1700HD Monitors. Adaptimax adapters. Ikan VX7e. Samurai

                Prime Lenses: Nikkors . 20/f2.8, 24/f2.8, 28/f2.8, 35/f2.8, 50/f1.4, 50/f2, Micro 55/f3.5, Micro 60/f2.8, 85/f1.8, 105/f2.5, 135/f2.8, Contax -Zeiss 28/f2.8, 35/f2.8, 50/f1.7, 85/f2.8

                VariPrimes: Nikkor 17-35/f2.8, Nikkor 28-70/f2.8,

                GH2. Olympus 14-54 MkII

                Cartoni , Weaver Heads , Miller legs. Zhuter Slider

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