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Memory Sticks For F900

Published : 5th May 2005

Are there any limitations on which memory sticks can be used with the F900 now?

I know that initially they had to be 4Mb ones but they're impossible to get now.

Does it matter of they're MagicGate capable?

Cheers

Geoff Boyle FBKS
Director of Photography
EU Based

www.cinematography.net


Geoff Boyle wrote :

>Are there any limitations on which memory sticks can be used with the >F900 now?...initially they had to be 4Mb ones...

I net most f900's are updated to accept larger memory sticks. In fact, one time during prep we were unable to get the B-Cam to read A-Cam's settings. It was due to the camera's MS read/writer not set to the right level for the larger cards. A quick tweak by a knowledgeable Panavision Technician solved the problem.

Mark Doering-Powell
LA based DP


Geoff Boyle wrote:

>Are there any limitations on which memory sticks can be used with the >F900 now?

Out of curiosity, how many different setups can you store on one memory stick?

Jeff Kreines


Jeff Kreines writes :

>Out of curiosity, how many different setups can you store on one >memory stick?

As far as I know you're limited to 5 regardless of the stick size.

Cheers

Geoff Boyle FBKS
Director of Photography
EU Based


Geoff Boyle wrote:

>As far as I know you're limited to 5 regardless of the stick size.

Five? No matter how, err, big your stick is?

Can you download more than five into the camera, so that they are accessible without having to change sticks?

Jeff "this makes me very happy!" Kreines


>As far as I know you're limited to 5 regardless of the stick size.

ummmm... the manual says; 20 "groups" of 5 set-ups on a stick regardless of size, total =100.

I have never looked for where you go to select a "group" as I have not needed more than 2 or 3 on a show, think I will go look today...

Ta,

Dermot Shane


Dermot Shane writes :

>ummmm ... the manual says; 20 "groups" of 5 set-ups on a stick >regardless of size, total =100.

C'mon I know you're here, tell us what works.

Cheers

Geoff Boyle FBKS
Director of Photography
EU Based


100 setups in 20 groups of 5 with the /3 (this need min 16MB stick) we use 64MB magic gate or not with no problems

The cameras do not need to be "tuned" for bigger capacity memory sticks. The flux capacitors need to be changed out but no tuning needed.

Hope this helps

Michael Bravin


....have never looked for where you go to select a "group" as I have not needed more that...

As I recall on the page where you recall the individual scene files you will find a menu item to choose the group.

Randy Miller, DP in LA


>As I recall on the page where you recall the individual scene files you >will find a menu item to choose the group.

That is true. You will also find that you can only give names to groups. For that reason alone we use lots of groups.

Pete Wages
Atlanta


 

 

 

 

 

 

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