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all around good camera, but no flip and flop! so no low mode unless you mount the camera like a film camera.

also, if you are using the wooden camera cage, then beware of static electricity, especially when using dance floor on dolly. if you walk on the dance floor then touch a camera accessory, you will blow the fuse. ive done it about a half dozen times this month. the DBox has a thermally resetting fuse, so it will reset, but its annoying.

weight is great for steadicam. use 12v through your sled into the DBox using and Anton Bauer plate and youre set! at least thats how im running it.

not great for handheld, as it is very front heavy, so i use a shark fin on the back to double up on heavy batteries.

also, use HCX batteries if you can. The camera burns through HC batteries. Cine150s are also good.

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sony hasn't released firmware with any sensor flip or flop, so you can only shoot in a conventional orientation. if you want to shoot in low mode, you need to mount your plate to the top of the camera, unless you're outputting to video village through a decimator (or other).

 

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Used yesterday for a work, an assignable flip button is really cool! Had lots of problems with the power source! I tried to power the camera from my sled but a low voltage alarm appeared! Had to operate with the onboard battery... really strange that the same two batteries from my sled gave a 16V output, but the camera read only 13!! Had someone this strange problem?

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On 11/7/2020 at 10:47 AM, Luca Sportelli said:

Used yesterday for a work, an assignable flip button is really cool! Had lots of problems with the power source! I tried to power the camera from my sled but a low voltage alarm appeared! Had to operate with the onboard battery... really strange that the same two batteries from my sled gave a 16V output, but the camera read only 13!! Had someone this strange problem?

I love that assignable button is great! Thanks for the tip. Sounds like your sled regulates the voltage to 13v?

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Luca, most Sony cameras have an adjustable voltage for the low voltage alarm.  I always set it as low as it will go, usually around 11.5 volts.  You may very well have had enough voltage to run the camera, but the voltage alarm might have been set high.  Did someone look at that?

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