avoiding camera auto shutoff


    Feb 01 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.

    • Feb 01 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. > >
    • Feb 01 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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    • Feb 01 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.
    • Feb 01 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.
    • Feb 03 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. > >
    • Feb 04 2007 | 4:48 pm
      Quote: mattias.arvastsson wrote on Thu, 01 February 2007 22:57 ---------------------------------------------------- > 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. > > ----------------------------------------------------
    • Feb 04 2007 | 5:11 pm
      Yes, it works without the tape for me as well. Thanks for the help!