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class="style5" 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 :

class="Paragraph">>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:

class="Paragraph">>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:

class="Paragraph">>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


class="Paragraph">>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 :

class="Paragraph">>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


class="Paragraph">>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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