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#1 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:39 AM

Okay... the rental house buys a camwave. We hook up the XDCAM 355, everything seems to be going swimmingly. Power good. Picture good. Or seemingly (I'm busy building and balancing while the tech is doing the work with the TX/RX). Show's about to go up and a closer look is taken at the camwave feed and it's flickering intermittently. Plus the occasional vertical lines running through it. So, we check all the cables, all is fine, still no change in the signal. We replace batteries, etc, still no change. Check the positioning of the receiver and it's fine - about 15 - 20 feet away. Use a portable monitor and confirm that the breakup is on the camwave output, not the cable. We also check the camera is stable, and of course, it is.

So... I'm the only transmitter in the room for video. We're in a big 'ol NHL hockey rink (Rexall Place in Edmonton) with a large concert setup. it's possible there's audio RF in our world, but most instruments and mics look cabled to my eyes. We try changing frequencies to no avail, and try to move the receiver around with no change.

Any thoughts on troubleshooting this? There's not much for options to adjust on the Camwave (hi/lo power, 4 channels, and the uni/multi switch). Any good hints or secrets?


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