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avoiding camera auto shutoff

February 1, 2007 | 3:19 pm

Is there a way through jitter or otherwise to stop my canon zr40, connected through firewire to a macbook pro, from shutting down automatically after 5 minutes of not recording? The only way I see is having it automatically record every few minutes (which I assume can be done from jitter) but I’m hoping there’s another way. I can’t find anything regarding it in the camera’s menus.


February 1, 2007 | 3:33 pm

usually auto shut off has to do with whether there is a tape in the
camera (or not)

–deKam

On Feb 1, 2007, at 9:19 AM, randy wrote:

>
> Is there a way through jitter or otherwise to stop my canon zr40,
> connected through firewire to a macbook pro, from shutting down
> automatically after 5 minutes of not recording? The only way I see
> is having it automatically record every few minutes (which I assume
> can be done from jitter) but I’m hoping there’s another way. I
> can’t find anything regarding it in the camera’s menus.
>
>



f
February 1, 2007 | 3:53 pm

had the same problem with my sony dcr until i found out that i could
just as well get input from it in ‘memory’ mode (ie photo/still mode –
not camera). now it doesn’t shut down and there’s no need to keep
recording.
_f

On 01.02.2007, at 16:19, randy wrote:

>
> Is there a way through jitter or otherwise to stop my canon zr40,
> connected through firewire to a macbook pro, from shutting down
> automatically after 5 minutes of not recording? The only way I see
> is having it automatically record every few minutes (which I assume
> can be done from jitter) but I’m hoping there’s another way. I
> can’t find anything regarding it in the camera’s menus.

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February 1, 2007 | 8:52 pm

The camera only has a photo button (it takes a 6 second still shot when you hit it in camera mode). I do have a tape in it. It’s a pretty common camera series, I thought someone would have used it with jitter before.


February 1, 2007 | 9:57 pm

What deKam was trying to say is try to run it without tape, that
works on a lot of different camera models and brands.

/Mattias
On Feb 1, 2007, at 9:52 PM, randy wrote:

>
> The camera only has a photo button (it takes a 6 second still shot
> when you hit it in camera mode). I do have a tape in it. It’s a
> pretty common camera series, I thought someone would have used it
> with jitter before.



Dan
February 3, 2007 | 12:22 am

Also try leaving the tape door open — works on some cams.

On 2/1/07, mattias arvastsson wrote:
> What deKam was trying to say is try to run it without tape, that
> works on a lot of different camera models and brands.
>
> /Mattias
> On Feb 1, 2007, at 9:52 PM, randy wrote:
>
> >
> > The camera only has a photo button (it takes a 6 second still shot
> > when you hit it in camera mode). I do have a tape in it. It’s a
> > pretty common camera series, I thought someone would have used it
> > with jitter before.
>
>


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February 4, 2007 | 4:48 pm

Quote: mattias.arvastsson wrote on Thu, 01 February 2007 22:57
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> What deKam was trying to say is try to run it without tape, that
> works on a lot of different camera models and brands.

Yep, same here. Auto shut off only when there’s a tape inside (took me a while to find that out).

>
> /Mattias
> On Feb 1, 2007, at 9:52 PM, randy wrote:
>
> >
> > The camera only has a photo button (it takes a 6 second still shot
> > when you hit it in camera mode). I do have a tape in it. It’s a
> > pretty common camera series, I thought someone would have used it
> > with jitter before.
>
>
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February 4, 2007 | 5:11 pm

Yes, it works without the tape for me as well. Thanks for the help!


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