camcorder time limit in standby

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    • #38931
      Avatarjcf
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      If anyone knows how to trick a camcorder into not shutting down after 5 minutes in standby (without hitting record for a second) I would appreciate that info. I need to set up a camcorder for a remote operation and will have periods of time longer than five minutes between recording but must be able to have the power stay on as I will have no access to the camera during the operation except by remote.
      Thanks for your help

    • #169031
      AvatarSteveMann
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      jcf Wrote:

      If anyone knows how to trick a camcorder into not shutting down after 5 minutes in standby (without hitting record for a second)

      It depends on the camera. The Sony PD-150 doesn’t shut down if there is a tape in the camera, but the Vx2000 will.

    • #169032
      Avatarjcf
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      Thanks, I’m using a Panasonic pv-dv 951D and it shuts down after 5 minutes unless I hit record for about a second. This camera is a test bed for a project I am working on and wo’t necessarily be the one used upon completion. I have it and if I can get by this problem, I can save the money until later.
      Thanks for your reply πŸ˜€

    • #169033
      AvatarSteveMann
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      I know nothing about Panasonic cameras except that I probably won’t ever own one. (I am a die-hard Sony user). Look in the setup menus and see if there’s a menu item for “battery saver” or inactivity timeout.

    • #169034
      Avatarjcf
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      Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it, but unfortunately, there is no setting in the menu for that. I guess that I can just try to hit record every 41/2 minutes unless someone can figure something else out. πŸ™

    • #169035
      AvatarAnonymous
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      WHAT ABOUT THE CANON XL-1 / IS THERE A MENU TO SHUT THAT BITCH OFF / ITS ANNOYING

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